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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation Being A Discourse Of Rivers Fishponds Fish & Fishing Not Unworthy The Perusal Of Most Anglers

      Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1931.. 4to. Contemporary gilt tooled full maroon calf, top edge gilt (some slight scuffing to extrems - otherwise bright VG). Pp. 223 (some light spotting to prelims), illus with 12 coloured plates and b&w vignettes in text. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London: Methuen, 1931. Number 46 of 200 copies on hand made paper. Signed by Grahame and Shepard. One quarter green buckram over gray boards with paper label to spine. Cream dust jacket with navy lettering. Dust jacket has slight sunning to the rear panel but is o/w fine with just a touch of edgewear. The book is fine. A spectacular copy in the rare dust jacket of the first edition in which Grahame approved and liked the illustrations.. Signed By the Author & Illustrator. 1st of This Edition. Cloth and Boards. About Fine./VG+. Illus. by E.H. Shepard. Octavo.

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        The Wind in the Willows. Signed Limited Edition

      London: Methuen & Co Ltd. VG - in very good condition with green slipcase. Corners bumped. 1931. Limited Edition. 68/200. Grey hardback boards with green cloth spine and cream title panel. 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 312pp. Signed by Grahame and Shepard on limitation page. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The Wind in the Willows

      London, Methuen 1931., 1931. FIRST ERNEST SHEPARD ILLUSTRATED EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's gilt decorated green cloth, pictorial 'map' endpapers, advertisement catalogue to rear. In original pictorial dust-wrapper. An attractive copy, with some browning and spots to both book and jacket. The wrapper is toned to the spine and extremities, and features some adept paper repair to rear panel and spine ends. Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), banker, essayist and successful author of 'The Golden Age' (1895) and 'Dream Days' (1898), had effectively given up writing by the turn of the twentieth century, much to the disappointment of his publisher. He did, however, continue to make up stories for the amusement of his only son, the partially-sighted Alistair, known as 'mouse'. The first such story was requested by the child, who asked for a bedtime story about 'a rat, a mole and a giraffe.' Grahame was supposed to be downstairs, attending to his dinner guests, but instead told a story about animals having a picnic by the river. The maid overheard the story and later told Elspeth (Mrs. Grahame) about it. The stories continued and a 'Toad' character developed. When Mouse went away in 1907 the tales continued in correspondance. The maid, showing considerable foresight, preserved all the letters, which chronicle Mr Toad's adventures in almost the same words they would later be published in, under the title 'The Wind in the Willows'. The letters make up the second half of the book, in which Toad steals a motorcar and lands himself in prison, only to be saved by the kindly gaoler's daughter. Listed in The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], also Modern Library; Top 100 Novels [1998], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Chicago: " Private Edition," 1931.. Cloth, paper labels. Very fine in dust jacket, as usual. First edition of the second book by the enigmatic author of one of the great American fictional works of the 20th century, CANE. Copies distributed on the occasion of publication were numbered and signed by the author. After Toomer's death, remainders of this title, and THE FLAVOR OF MAN, turned up, and unnumbered, unsigned copies, such as that in hand, virtually as new in dust jacket, have become the norm.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Essentials: Definitions and Aphorisms (First Edition, inscribed by Toomer's wife)

      Chicago: Private Edition, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. One of 1000 copies printed, this copy being unnumbered. INSCRIBED by Toomer's wife, Marjorie Content Toomer, on the second blank, and dated 1977 (Jean Toomer died in 1967). Fine in a fresh, Fine dust jacket. Jacket has just a hint of toning along a couple of edges, else a pristine copy. A collection of brief philosophical musings by a key member of the Harlem Renaissance.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Offenbach: Limited Editions Club, 1931. Hardcover. Just a touch of edgewear. Fine in glassine and a Near Fine slipcase with a short split along back edge. Quite scarce to find this charming book in this exceptional condition. Fritz Kredel. Octavo (6-3/4" x 8-7/8") bound in full decorated brown morocco. Illustrated with hand-colored woodcuts. Printed and bound in Germany by Wilhelm Gerstung; hand-set in Koch Antiqua type. Copy #939 of 1500 numbered copies SIGNED by the designer, Rudolf Koch, and the illustrator, Fritz Kredel, on the colophon page. Tasteful bookplate of James Earl Beall, designed by Rockwell Kent, on the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. ONE OF 595 COPIES ON AUVERGNE from a total edition of 645, 20 of which were not for sale (this is copy #274). Hardcover. With Charming Cartoonish Presentation to aSmoking Man and Woman in a Pillbox Hat. 257 x 191 mm (10 1/8 x 7 1/2"). 4 p.l., 124 pp., [2] leaves (index). ONE OF 595 COPIES ON AUVERGNE from a total edition of 645, 20 of which were not for sale (this is copy #274). Publisher's cloth-backed boards in original pictorial dust jacket. In the original (slightly marked) red cardboard chemise and (neatly repaired) slipcase with paper label. With 50 drawings by Alexander Calder. Original--very frequently missing or damaged--printed paper knife (for opening pages) laid in. Front free endpaper WITH PICTORIAL INSCRIPTION SIGNED BY CALDER, the page showing a woman in a pillbox hat at the top and a balding man in a suit smoking a cigarette below her, the inscription reading "To [pillbox hat] and [smoking man] from Sandy Nov. 9, /44." "Artist and the Book" 47. One leaf with short fore-edge tear (not affecting text), otherwise a very fine copy, pristine internally. This is a charming edition of the classic tales, with text from the 1692 edition by Roger L'Estrange and with amusing illustrations by Calder. Of special interest here, of course, is the whimsical inscription by the artist with portraits of the recipients, who are obviously from a close circle of friends and who have distinctive enough physical features to make identification a reasonable possibility. Our copy was obviously cherished by these recipients, for it could scarcely be better preserved. American artist Alexander "Sandy" Calder (1898-1976) worked in a variety of media, but is best remembered for his sculptures. According to the ANB, "Calder holds art historical significance as the first American modernist to receive international acclaim and the first to create a major, wholly original mode of modern art"--his kinetic sculptures, or mobiles.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Storia della vite e del vino in Italia.

      Enrico Gualdoni, Milano. 1931 - Tiratura limitata a 600 esemplari (169). Legatura editoriale identica per i tre volumi in tela verde con motivo enologico in oro e nero. Opera rarissima, riccamente illustrata nel t. e f.t.e interamente impressa su patinata. Completa di tutti e tre i volumi. Contiene: Vol. I: NEGRI, Giovanni. Viti fossili e viti preistoriche in Italia; BENDINELLI, Goffredo. La vite e il vino nei monumenti antichi in Italia; Vol. II: DALMASSO, Lorenzo. La vite e il vino nella letteratura romana; SORIGA, Renato. La vite e il vino nella letteratura e nelle figurazioni italiane del Medioevo; MARANGONI, Guido. La vite e il vino nelle arti figurative italiane da Leonardo ai giorni nostri; MICHELI, Pietro. La vite e il vino nella letteratura italiana dal Rinascimento al Novecento; Vol. III: FIORANI GALLOTTA, Pier luigi. Le figurazioni della vite nelle monete e negli stemmi; BALILLA PRATELLA, Francesco. Il vino e la musica; MARESCALCHI, Arturo. Folklore vitivinicolo; DALMASSO, Giovanni. Le vicende tecniche ed economiche della viticoltura e dell’enologia in Italia; GIACALONE-MONACO, T. Il commercio del vino nell’Italia romana con un epilogo fino al presente; MARESCALCHI, Arturo. I vini dell’Italia contemporanea. Formato: 3 v. (XVI, 291 p., 10 c. di tav.; XI, 497 p., 16 c. di tav.; XII, 776 p., 4 c. di tav.), 36 cm, tela. Molto buono nel complesso, internamente ottimo, segni d\'uso alle legature senza mancanze o difetti, scoloriture alla tela dei dorsi soprattutto del secondo volume.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Kopfe Des Alltags; Unbekannte Menschen Gesehen

      Verlin, Verlag H. Reckendorf G. M. B.h 1931 - Description: 2 p. L. , x p. , 1 l. , 80 pl. 30 x 25 cm. Subjects: Portrait photography. Impressively illustrated with an array of photographs. Slight suggestion of foxing to title page and contents page. Near fine copy in the original blind-bordered, dark cloth panels. Spiral bound. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 80 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The dream life of Balso Snell

      Contact Editions Paris & New York: Contact Editions, 1931. 95p., 6.5x9.75 inches, very good limited first edition #234/500 copies in sewn wraps chipped at the top of spine obliterating the "The" in the spine title; expect general wear and severe "reader's cracking" of spine. Textblock has begun to crack in several places, all threads still intact, paperstocks have browned (particularly the light Bristol wraps) West's first book, a scatological sneer at writing novels.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books, ABAA/ILAB ]
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        Originalgemäle in Öl, gerahmt. Waldlandschaft. Original painting. Wood landscape. [Originalgemälde. Gemälde. Paintings. Ostafrika. East Africa. Afrique. Ost-Afrika.]

      1931. 1931 - 50 x 36 cm. Eine Stelle mit kleinen Absplitterungen, sonst gut erhalten. Book# rp130904b.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ralf Eigl]
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        GEORGE GERSHWIN, A Study In American Music

      New York: Simon and Schuster 1931 - First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY. Original [first issue] blue cloth with silver titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A VERY GOOD copy, the cloth a little rubbed to the spine and corners, the colour remains bright. The contents clean and bright throughout. Complete with the VERY GOOD rubbed and nicked photographic dustwrapper. Inscribed by George Gershwin on the reverse of the frontispiece in blue ink to actress Aileen Pringle, with a holograph musical stave showing a "G" half note, "For Aileen -- / In appreciation of / a great girl. / Affectionately, / George / Sept. 24, 1931." A superb inscribed presentation copy from Gershwin to his lover Aileen Pringle. Gershwin wrote much of his Second Rhapsody whilst staying at her Santa Monica home in 1930 / 1931. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il profumiere. Quarta edizione completamente rifatta del Manuale di A.Rossi contenente i caratteri e le propriet? di 450 materie prime e 1110 ricette pratiche.

      Subject: (Manuali Hoepli). Milano, Hoepli, 1931, 16mo leg. orig. t.tela blu con cop. ill. pp. XII-691 con 95 fig. n.t.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Impatient Virgin.

      Vanguard Press. New York (1931) - First Edition. Mantini dustjacket art. Racy Jazz Age themed New York City set novel of a maid who becomes a kept woman. Basis for the 1932 black and white talking Universal Pictures film directed by James Whale, who had just previously directed Frankenstein, and starring Lew Ayres, Mae Clark and Una Merkel. The film was also Hattie McDaniel's first film appearance. A scarce title to be found in original first edition format. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket, few short closed tears and nicks to spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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      Methuen & Co (1931)., London: - First of this edition with illustrations by Ernest Shepard, including those on the endpaper maps. The 38th edition of this beloved tale, which was first published in 1908. Gift inscription on first blank page, few scattered spots of foxing, and spine just a tad cocked, otherwise very good in original pictorial cloth with corners a little rubbed. Lacking dust jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        The Unknown War

      This is the sixth and final book of Churchill's acclaimed history of the First World War - the U.S. first edition, in the rare dust jacket. In proposing it to his publisher, Charles Scribner, Churchill wrote: "In the previous volumes of the World Crisis I have described only in a few pages the course of events in the Eastern theatre. They have merely been the background of our main drama of the war. But now I think I might write a volume called 'The Eastern Front' [published as "The Unknown War" in the U.S.], which would be separate from but supplementary to our five volume history." Scribner published just 3,870 first printing copies in 1931. Collectors will note that for The World Crisis, the U.S. is the true first edition, as initial U.S. publication preceded the British. Here is a near-fine+ first edition, first printing in a correct first printing dust jacket. The russet cloth binding is nearly flawless with superlative spine presentation. Searching for flaws, we find only a very slight dulling at the foot of the spine corresponding to dust jacket chips. Copies this clean have become truly rare. The contents are clean and tight. The correct Scribner's "A" on the title page verso confirms first printing status. We find no spotting. The fragile color folding map at p.388 shows no tears, just a bit of toning and wear to the blank outer margin. There is a single inked owner's name and address on the ffep, the untrimmed fore edge is age-toned, and the top edge is dust soiled. The dust jacket is bright and clean with only mild toning to the spine, but neatly price clipped on the front flap and showing minor wear and losses, almost entirely confined to the lower edge of the front face and the base of the spine. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1(V).a, Woods/ICS A31(aa), Langworth p.103.

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        The Savoy Cocktail Book. Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes and other Drinks... compiled by... of the Savoy Hotel, London.

      London: Constable & Company, (1931).. Third reprint. 8vo. (iv), 286, (2) pp. Original cloth backed boards, decorated in silver, green and black, pictorial endpapers, with an inscription by Craddock on the verso of the dedication leaf dated February 22, 1932, with another's presentation inscription above. Illustrated in colour throughout, including several maps of wine regions. The faded spine sympathetically repaired, the metallic finish to the boards somewhat worn, some light spotting to first and last few leaves. A wonderfully designed collection of cocktails evoking the spirit and gaiety of the era, first published the previous year.

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      This 1931 publication is a collection of 10 speeches by Churchill as part of his campaign against the India Bill over which he broke with his party leadership. Though his cause was lost, these speeches are considered to contain some of the finest examples of Churchill's rhetorical brilliance. The first edition is most commonly found in orange paper wraps. A much rarer version of the first edition was issued in a cased (hardcover) binding, featuring a bright orange coarse cloth. A second printing of the first edition was issued in the same month as the first printing. According to Churchill bibliographer Ronald Cohen: "Few cased copies of the second printing are known." Here is one of those very few - a hardcover first edition, second printing. Moreover, this copy retains the front flap of the extravagantly rare dust jacket. The orange cloth binding is bright and square with sharp corners. The spine is lightly soiled, but not sunned and retaining strong color. There are some holes along the hinge gutters, the largest being 1/2 inch x 1/16 inch at the rear hinge. This defect appears to be the result of thin binding cloth and is consonant with similar defects we have observed on other copies. Despite the flaw, the binding remains tight and sound. The contents are clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No previous ownership marks. Since this copy bears an important fragment of the original dust jacket, we include a copy of a first edition India dust jacket from our reference collection. We have placed this full dust jacket copy and the original front flap inside a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A92.1.d, Woods/ICS A38(a.2), Langworth p.150.

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        Photo of Wanda Landowska at a harpsichord (11,5x14,4 cm), pasted on paper with autograph musik score in ink, with 4 bars, and signed dedication in ink to mr and madame Michaelsen, dated october 27 1934 (25x33 cm).

      The photo signed Lipnitzki 1931. In frame. The dedicataion is: "á mr et á madame Michaelsen souvenir cordial de la délicieuse sóareée du 27 october 19354 Wanda Landowska", and the score with title "Variatio 7 á l avvero 2 elan." Wanda Landowska (1879-1959) famous Polish harpsichordist and pianist, whose performances and recordings greatly helped revive harpsichord music and enjoyment during the 20th century. In 1931, Landowska became the first to record Bach´s Goldberg Variations on the harpshichord. Mr and mrs Michaelsen are probably Carl Johan and Vera Michaelsson, good friends and patrons of Carl Nielsen. He dedicated symphony nr 5 to them

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        The World Crisis, full set of six British first edition, first printings, inscribed in the month of publication in the final volume

      This is a full set of six British first edition, first printings of Churchill's monumental history of the First World War, inscribed and dated in the sixth and final book in the month of publication to Harry McGowan, prominent British industrialist and Winston Churchill's friend and financial advisor.  Inked in black on the half-title in four lines is "Harry McGowan / from / Winston S. Churchill / Nov 5. 1931".  Most signed sets of The World Crisis are inscribed in the 1916-1918 volumes, which were published in 1927. (By 1927 Churchill had returned to power and was serving as the powerful Chancellor of the Exchequer). Sets inscribed in the final volume are more scarce; in 1931 Churchill found himself out of of power, out of favor, and widely regarded as a spent political force.  He had lost his fortune in the 1929 market crash, and in 1931 quit Tory leadership over India and had begun to voice the unpopular warnings about Nazi Germany that would characterize his "wilderness years" of the 1930s.  Harry Duncan McGowan (3 June 1874 – 13 July 1961) was born the same year as Churchill.  McGowan was knighted in 1918 ("for putting through efficient mergers of munitions firms") and raised to the peerage as Baron McGowan in 1937.  He was also elected to the Other Club (founded by Churchill and F.E. Smith) in 1930 - an invitation to do so being Churchill's "highest accolade".  Churchill entrusted McGowan with investment of his money and profited from McGowan's guidance before the 1929 market crash.  The month after this volume was inscribed, Churchill was struck and seriously injured by a car in New York City.  McGowan was among eight friends who purchased a car for Churchill to celebrate his recovery.  It appears that McGowan was also a genuine enthusiast for Churchill's writing.  In October 1934 McGowan wrote "it is given to few to fill such a position in Public Affairs and to write so wonderfully and so prolifically."  Churchill had many friends and associates who favored appeasement of Nazi ambitions and distanced themselves from Churchill during the 1930s.  McGowan was not among them.   During a typical speech on 26 September 1935 warning of the dangers of Nazi armament and British complacency, Churchill acknowledged the difficulty of his role, stating "No doubt it is not popular to say these things, but I am accustomed to abuse and I expect to have a great deal more of it before I have finished."  McGowan wrote to Churchill that same day, saying "Why in God's name you are not in the Cabinet, and Minister of Defence, beats me and many others."  McGowan served as Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries for 20 years, including the Second World War and would lose his son-in-law to the war in November 1942.  The inscribed Eastern Front volume is in near-fine condition.  The binding is square, clean, and tight with bright spine gilt, nicely rounded spine, almost none of the usual scuffing to the boards, with the only flaws being some wrinkling at the spine head and hint of blistering of the cloth at the front hinge.  The contents are immaculate - notably crisp, clean, and bright with absolutely no spotting.  The only previous ownership mark is, of course, the author's inscription to the half-title, which bears some typical transfer browning from the pastedown.  The remaining five volumes are likewise near-fine with superior shelf presentation.  The bindings are bright, clean, and square with minimal wear primarily confined to extremities.  The contents are notably free of the typical spotting, with only slight minor age-toning to the page edges and light dust soiling to a few top edges.  Notably, the 1915 volume bears "H. McGowan" inked on the ffep.  The only other previous owner mark we find in the set is the decorative bookplate affixed to the 1916-1918 Part I pastedown.  This would be a collector-worthy set even without the inscription.  Bibliographic reference: A69.2(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A31(ab), Langworth p.105.

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        Gouache aquarellée signée Paul Allier pour la couverture de Le Roi des Scouts n°22 : L'Inondation de Jean de La Hire

      Arthème Fayard 1931 Gouache aquarellée signé Paul Allier pour la couverture de L'Inondation, série Le Roi des Scouts, collection Aventures Voyages n°22, Arthème Fayard, 1931. Exécuté sur un carton Canson & Montgolfier Lavis B satiné de format 23 x 31cm (marges comprises), signé par l'artiste, avec un papier kraft de protection contrecollé sur le bord supérieur. Bel état. Magnifique composition de l'artiste, jouant sur les courbes noueuses des arbres et celles de serpent et de ses motifs de sa peau, illustrant une situation très classique du roman populaire d'aventures Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        UNIVERSALE (L'). [Direttore Berto Ricci]. Anno 1, 1931: fascicoli n. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7 bis, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. Annata completa.

      Firenze, 1931, fascicoli 13 in-4: i primi 5 senza brossura (dagli esemplari finora osservati sappiamo che sono nati così), i successivi con brossure editoriali (gialle o verdi). Prima annata, completa, di questa rivista che uscì fino al 1935, portavoce del "fascismo di sinistra" fiorentino, antiretorico ed antiborghese (Berto Ricci fu pubblicamente rivalutato nel dopoguerra anche da Benedetto Croce). Rarissima, soprattutto se corredata del fascicolo straordinario "7 bis", intitolato "Il duello col papa. Contestazioni all'ultima enciclica".

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      3 voll con bella ril. in tela, tit. oro, cm 35x25, I° vol.: Florence, Siena, Pienza, Montepulciano, Pistoia, Lucca, Massa, pp 22, 160 tavv b/n f.t. di cui alc. con rilievi architett. al tratto; II° vol.: Venice, Verona, Mantua, Vicenza, Padua, pp 20 di t., 160 tavv b/n f.t. (stesse caratter. del vol. preced.); III° vol.: Bologna, Ferrara, Modena, Piacenza, Cremona, Pavia, Brescia, Bergamo, Milan, Turin, Genoa, pp 20 di t., 160 tavv b/n f.t. (stesse caratter. del vol. preced.). Vecchi aloni chiari alle cop., peraltro ottimo esempl.

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        La Villa dei Misteri.

      Roma, La Libreria dello Stato, 1931, due volumi in folio, piena pergamena editoriale con piatti anteriori inquadrati in oro e figure impresse al centro. Titolo e autore impressi in oro ai piatti anteriori e al dorso: il primo vol. di cm. 40, pp. 258 [10], con figure e tavole f.t., il secondo di cm. 47, contenente frontespizio, indice delle tavole, una pianta ripiegata e 18 tavole in quadricromia, ciascuna entro passe-partout. Edizione originale stampata su carta Nippon di Fabriano in lingua italiana in 500 copie numerate (n. 52). Bell'esemplare.

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        Henry van de Velde: de drievoudige smaad aan de schoonheid

      , Oude God, Antwerpen, Bibliofielenvereeniging Tijl 1931 1931 Gebrocheerd, Origineel omslag. Eén van 75 exemplaren. nr 4. Origineel omslag. . Eén van 75 exemplaren.* handgenummerde exemplaar .04? op handgeschept gevergeerd papier van de Koninklijke Fabrieken van het pannenkoek, gedrukt in zwart en rood op de persen van de kunstdrukkerij Loki, volgens de maquette van Nand GEERSENS en Joris MINNE. Het Omslag, in beschilderd papier, werd uitgevoerd door Jeanne GEERSENS. Redelijk mooi exemplaar !

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        Graziella. Illustrations de Brunelleschi.

      Paris, L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza (Kadar), 1931. 1931 In-8°, pp. 184, (4), brossura editoriale ripiegata con titolo e fregio floreale entro bella bordura ornamentale policroma disegnata da Brunelleschi. 27 illustrazioni a pochoir di Brunelleschi. Perfetto esemplare in barbe. Tiratura di 1100 esemplari n° 545 degli 895 "sur vélin a la cuve des Papeteries de Rives"). L'opera, delicatissima novella del Romanticismo francese, è ispirata ad un amore giovanile del poeta per una pescatrice di coralli di Procida, Antonella Jacomino, trasfigurata poi nel personaggio di "Graziella". Carteret, IV, p. 229: "Édition recherchée et cotée".

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        Oeuvres completes

      Paris; Rombaldi 1931 - 1932 8 voll.; in 8°; pp. LXXXIII, 204; 268; 336; 290; 322; 290; 360; 352 + 96 tavv. f.t. ill. da Berthold Mahn (di cui 64 a col. e 32 in bn.), numerose le ill. nel testo; leg. in mezza pelle con angoli, titolo e fregi in oro al dorso (con nervi) piatti in vellutino, sguardie ill. L'opera è così composta: Esquisse biographique par André Fontainas, Poèmes saturniens, Fêtes galantes, La bonne chanson, Romances san paroles. Vol. 2: Sagesse, Jadis et Naguère. Vol. 3: Amour, Parallèlement, Bonheur. Vol. 4: Chansons pour Elle, Liturgies intimes, Odes en son Honneur, Élégies, Dans les Limbes. Vol. 5: Dédicaces, Épigrammes, Invectives. Vol. 6: Chair, Vers de Jeunesse, Qui veut des merveilles, Vers inédit, Vive le Roy!, Le livre posthumes. Vol. 7: Charles Baudelaire, Les poétes maudits, Quinze jours en Holande, Confessions. Vol. 8: Louis Leclercq, Pierre Duchatelet, Le poteau, Mémoires d'un veuf, Mes Hopitaux, Mes Prisons, Souvenir et Promenades (ottimo)

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        Il Sarca alle Marocche.

      Olio su tela di cm 100x70, in cornice d?epoca. Hans Lietzmann nacque a Berlino il 2 aprile 1872 da una famiglia borghese di profonde tradizioni luterane. A soli due anni, nel 1874, gli morì la madre e nel 1880 perse anche il padre. Insieme al fratello venne allora affidato al pastore luterano Janke. A Berlino, dal 1882 studiò allo Joachimsthalsche Gymnasium e dal 1889 frequentò l?Accademia delle arti, che lasciò nel 1894 per continuare gli studi come autodidatta. In quello stesso anno, su suggerimento dei suoi maestri, espose in un?importante mostra a Berlino il suo primo quadro, I discepoli di Emmaus. Nel 1896 ricevette una menzione particolare al premio Roma sempre con un quadro a carattere biblico. Si trasferì quindi a Monaco di Baviera, dove si dedicò anche al bel canto come baritono.\rAll?epoca, le sponde trentine del lago di Garda facevano ancora parte del territorio austriaco e Lietzmann le aveva già visitate una prima volta da bambino (nel 1879) insieme con il padre, per poi tornarvi in convalescenza nel 1884-1885 alloggiando a Riva del Garda presso una prozia che vi risiedeva. Rimase talmente attratto dalla dolcezza del clima, dalla luce e dai colori di quei luoghi che nel 1899 decise di trasferisi a Torbole sul Garda, dove acquistò una proprietà sul lago con annessa una villa sulla spiaggia che chiamò Caffè Paradiso e in cui organizzò una scuola di ?nudo maschile all?aperto?. Conosciuta da numerosi artisti che affrontavano il ?viaggio in Italia? sulle orme di Goethe, la scuola divenne ben presto nota e apprezzata. Frequentata soprattutto da germanofoni, da essa usciranno numerosi pittori di talento. Fra i molti artisti che frequentarono Torbole sul Garda in quel periodo, si possono ricordare il professor Hans W. Schmidt, Heinrich Deuchert, Robert Schultze, Georg Macco, Paul Flickel, Alfred Glatz, Hermann Drück, Otto Hamel, Rudolph Andrée, Hildegard Lang, il professor Bruno Bielefeld, Oskar Popp, H. Kindler, Ludwig Hofelich, Albert Wunderlich, Eduard Weichberger, Jacob Meyer, Hermann Kaulbach, Karl Digel, Fritz Stattler, Andreas Roth, Karl Kröner, Thomas Leitner e Heinz Schmidt-Rom. Fino al 1915 trovò fortuna ed apprezzamento in tutto il lago di Garda dipingendo e disegnando svariate località e frequentando assiduamente la grande comunità germanofona e mantenendo costanti rapporti con la sua patria. Sempre attratto dai soggetti biblici compose un serie di quadri sul nuovo testamento per chiese e musei tedeschi. Arruolato come disegnatore militare allo scoppio della prima guerra mondiale nell?esercito tedesco sul fronte francese (sicuramente ad Autrecourt nel 1918) celebrò con apprezzabili dipinti l?avvento dell?aeronautica nel conflitto. Ricordiamo il quadro dedicato alla squadriglia di Freiherrn von Richthofen detto il ?Barone Rosso?.\rDopo la guerra perse, a causa dell?esprorio forzoso delle proprietà di stranieri, promulgato dal regime fascista, tutti i suoi beni in riva al lago di Garda. Nonostante questo decise di tornare a Torbole dal 1925 e continuare a dipingere seppure in estrema ristrettezza. Ricordiamo il suo delicato restauro della pala dell?altare della chiesa di Torbole sul Garda del Gianbattista Cignaroli, rovinata da una scheggia di bomba durante il conflitto.\rHans Lietzmann si adoperò insieme ad illustri artisti e scienziati dell?epoca con una petizione affinché fosse abolito il paragrafo 175 della legge tedesca del 1925 che puniva l?omosessualità. Il Paragrafo 175, noto formalmente come §175 StGB, era una misura del codice penale tedesco in vigore dal 15 maggio 1871 al 10 marzo 1994. Esso considerava un crimine gli atti omosessuali tra uomini. Nel 1927 pubblica a Berlino il libro Aus dem Leben Jesu. Nello stesso periodo e fino al 1930 realizza 9 ritratti di Rettori dell?Università di Tubinghen. Nel 1928 è pubblicata la sua guida di Torbole in tedesco. Nel 1937 scrive una sua autobiografia a Torbole. Durante la seconda guerra mondiale si fermò sul lago e fu protagonista della salvezza di Torbole allorché nel aprile del 1945 gli americani attaccarono le sponde settentrionali ed i tedeschi minacciavano una strage di civili. Visse quasi in povertà gli ultimi anni di vita e fu sepolto con rito protestante nel camposanto di Torbole sul Garda.\rRicordato nel 1985 al trentennale della morte con una ricca mostra-catalogo dall?amministrazione comunale, commemorato con una via cittadina a lui intitolata a Riva del Garda, e sempre più apprezzato e quotato nell?aste di tutto il mondo per il suo magico rapporto con la luce del mattino e del tramonto magnificamente interpretata nei suoi quadri ed acquarelli. Nel 2006 viene pubblicato un libro-catalogo in occasione della mostra ?Hans Lietzmann? curata in collaborazione tra comuni di Arco e Torbole sul Garda.\rHa lasciato un dettagliato diario di oltre 4000 pagine di ostica calligrafia, conservato dagli amici della associazione culturale la ?Giurisdizione di Penede? di Nago-Torbole. Hans Lietzmann partecipò regolarmente alle esposizioni del Glaspalast di Monaco, dove in quegli anni espongo i migliori pittori del tempo da Klimt a Schiele, da Segantini a von Stuck, ecc. Col tempo comincia a realizzare, accanto ai prediletti argomenti profani, dipinti e xilografi a tema sacro, come la serie dell?Apocalisse (1915) e della Passione (1916). L?ultima grande commissione è la serie di sessanta dipinti ispirati al Nuovo Testamento, realizzati dal pittore tra il 1924 e il 1929 su commissione dalla Preußische Haupt-Bibelgesellschaft di Berlino e oggi conservati nel Märkisches Museum di quella città. La tecnica a tempera fu molto congeniale al pittore che ottenne effetti di particolare luminosità esecutiva. Continuò la sua attività fino a tarda età, dedicandosi soprattutto al ritratto. Mai compare un colore accecante sulla tavolozza di Hans Lietzmann, spesso invece bagliori talvolta misteriosi della luce del sud. I colori che avvinsero il nostro pittore già in tenera età al suo primo incontro con il lago di Garda. Scenari immersi in tenue pennellate sembrano vibrare, sfocati, nonostante le splendide giornate estive o le rosse serate autunnali rappresentate. Le stagioni rivivono nei quadri del Lietzmann in un gioco di contrasti ed idilliaci rimembranze. Con la semplicità disarmante l?artista ci dona il suo sentire. Il paesaggio gardesano rivisitato attraverso una visione jugendstil, fortemente decorativa e simbolica, diviene una costante nei suoi soggetti a tema religioso. Soprattutto dagli anni Venti il Garda diventa lo sfondo delle sue composizioni sacre. Tra il 1940 e il 1945 indaga il genere del ritratto raffigurando, anche, molti abitanti di Torbole. I ritratti coincidono con una visione diretta della realtà e di quella quotidianità fatta di piccole cose che rende familiare il soggetto all?osservatore. Fino allo scoppio della Grande Guerra Lietzmann rappresenta nei suoi paesaggi una natura luminosa e vibrante, che si può trovare nelle atmosfere terse del giorno: dove l?acqua diventa cielo e la luce palpita.\rFirmato e datato in basso a destra.

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        Arte decorativa navale di Anselmo Bucci

      Ceschina 1931 XCI tavole in nero Un fregio al piatto anteriore. Titoli in nero in prima di copertina e sul dorso Ottimo (Fine)

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        Arts et métiers graphiques. Numéro spécial 15 Novembre 1931

      Arts et métiers graphiques 1931 Scritti di Bertrand Guegan (Le livre d'art en Europe), Jean Bruller (Le livre d'art en France: essai d'un classement rationnel), Paul Istel (Reliures de notre temps). Riproduzioni in nero e a colori di rilegature, frontespizi e pagine a stampa su carta a mano e carta Giappone applicati. Con xilografie, litografie, offset ed eliogravure originali applicate di Frans Masereel, Max Elskamp, P. E. Vibert, Charles Vik, Max Ernst, Louis Bouquet, A. Alexeieff, Galanis, Mariette Lydis, Pierre Gandon, Raoul Dufy, J. L. Boussingault, Odillon Redon, etc. Molto buono (Very Good)

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        THE VIOLIN-MAKERS OF THE GUARNERI FAMILY (1626-1762) Their Life and Work. By William Henry Hill Arthur F. Hill and Alfred Ebsworth Hill. With an introductory notes by Edward J. Dent...

      Hardcover in slipcase as issued. xxxvii, [3 blank],181, [1 blank], [4 ad's] pages. Illustrated in with 17 colour plates, plates in photogravure and many other illustrations in the text. Original quarter vellum over green cloth, with coat of arms to the upper panel. One of approximately 500 copies for subscribers. A fine copy in a slightly worn slipcase.

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        History of Galveston, Texas.

      A. H. Cawston, Galveston. 1931.. First Edition hardcover of a very scarce history of Galveston Island in Texas. The book 's contents are divided into two parts - the first being the text and illustrations of the history of the island (11 chapters through page 128) and part II the biographical sketches, many with portraits, of the important leading citizens of Galveston. Biographical sketches start on page 129 and continue to the end of the book. 408 pages with biographical index. Published in 1931 this book is in remarkable condition. All illustrations and plates are present. No names, writing, or marks in the book. Book is tightly bound and is in its original published condition. Book is in Nearly Fine condition and has been protected with an archival mylar clear cover added by the bookseller. First Edition, First Printing. Book condition: Near Fine. Book issued without a jacket. Binding is: Hardcover. 7 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in.

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        On The Road. No 6 to No 13 (8 issues)

      Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd, London, not dated, 1930s,. 11.5" x 9", 32pp, comprising 4pp or 5pp forewords by Leigh Bennett, William Boddy etc followed by captioned black & white photographs of Bentleys with fashionable backdrops, light brown card covers with embossed titles and Bentley logo. In the late 1930s Bentley produced a series of 13 'On The Roads', these are the last 8, all are rare. There is some foxing to the front cover of No 6 and a little light cover wear generally, otherwise they are all in lovely condition. Some contain original Bentley leaflets - 'Bentley Servicing in France', 'Warning - Continental High Speed Roads' and so on. Leigh Bennett was noted for his golf books and his work for the Southern Railway and William (Bill) Boddy edited Motor Sport for 55 years and wrote a number of motoring books, particularly on Brooklands. The price is for all 8 issues. UK shipping will br by myHermes for £3.35. Overseas shipping will be considerably more

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      The Bobbs Merrill Company Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, (1931). First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper but in a Fine slipcase. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by Roosevelt. Some fading to spine with light wear to the tips. Housed in a new, handsome half blue morocco leather slipcase with a cloth chemise. Uncommon title to find signed, especially without an inscription.

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      Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1931. . First printing. . Bound in embossed paper covered boards (with an overall leafy design) with gold lettering on the front and spine. Some light overall soiling and slight fading of the lettering on the spine, a hint of bowing to the boards, but overall in very good condition. A scarce book in the first edition, and especially so inscribed. . Includes poems, a collection of humorous prose pieces in dialect and a drama entitled "Environment." INSCRIBED by the author to 'Mrs. L. Green' with the notation "'Zipporah' in 'Green Pastures' 1931" added below her signature. In addition, this copy has the ownership name of noted African American attorney Wendell E. Green (one of the founders of the National Bar Association in 1925).

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      New York: Doubleday Doran, 1931 Beston, Henry. THE OUTERMOST HOUSE. A Year Of Life On The Great Beach Of Cape Cod. Inscribed. New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1931. First Edition, Early Impression [The first was in 1928], Inscribed. 8vo., 222pp., gilt-stamped blue cloth illustrated with photographs by William A. Bradford & others. Neatly inscribed in dark blue fountain pen on the front free endpaper: "Faithfully yours, Henry Beston". An extraordinary near fine or better bright copy; one of the best examples of condition that we have ever encountered lacking the uncommon dustwrapper. Illustrated with 31 original photographs by William A. Bradford, A.C. Bent, G.A. Whiting, D.B. MacMillan and others. A superb example of Henry Beston's now classic observations of Cape Cod in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau. Custom TBCL dark blue slipcase in very fine condition. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition, Early Printing.

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        The Wind in the Willows. Signed Limited Edition

      London Methuen & Co Ltd 1931. VG - in very good condition with green slipcase. Corners bumped Limited Edition. 68/200 Grey hardback boards with green cloth spine and cream title panel 230mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 312pp. Signed by Grahame and Shepard on limitation page.

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        Köpfe des Alltags.

      Unbekannten Menschen gesehen von Helmar Lerski. 80 Lichtbilder, mit einer Einleitung von Curt Glaser. Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf 1931. With 80 b/w photographs. 4to. X pp. + photog. Publisher's cloth. No dust jackets.. [Everyday Heads: Unknown People]. Parr & Badger I, 130

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        The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas (Signed)

      Philadelphia Printed for the Subscribers (1931). Limited edition. Folio, Full leather, black and white plates, xxiv, 432 pages. Condition: very good in a good dust jacket, slipcased. An ambitious attempt to catalogue the work of the 27 painters and sculptors for whom George Washington sat during his lifetime. Illustrated with numerous full page tissue-guarded plates reproducing these likenesses. Many works by Gilbert Stuart, Charles Willson Peale, Jean Antoine Houdon, John Ramage, James Sharples, and the like. Also includes a section on fictitious portraits, where the artist is unknown, the work is a composite, etc. This is copy is #95 of the special edition of only 100, extra illustrated specially bound in gilt-stamped red morocco, numbered and SIGNED by both authors. Chipping at head and heel of spine, shallow bump at lower fore corner of upper board. Jacket has a 1" triangular chip at head of spine, shallow chipping along heel of spine. Slipcase bound in red cloth shows some wear, slightly split along one short seam. Americana

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      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1931)., 1931 Pinkerton, Robert E THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, (1931). 8vo., 357pp. First edition. Gilt lettered blue cloth. A near fine copy in a very good example of the uncommon dustwrapper showing a few small chips at the perimeter. Pinkerton's history of the Hudson's Bay Company. Very Scarce.. 1st Edition.

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      (n.p.): (n.p.). (n.d.). A black and white photograph of Williams with Cheryl Crawford, who produced Williams' plays The Rose Tattoo and Sweet Bird of Youth. Crawford was one of the key figures in American theater over the course of a career lasting more than five decades: in 1931 she co-founded the Group Theater with Harold Clurman and Lee Strasberg, and she directed its first commercial success, Men in White, which won the Pulitzer Prize. In 1946 she was a co-founder of the American Repertory Theater and in 1947 a co-founder of the Actors' Studio, which trained such actors as Marlon Brando, James Dean, Jane Fonda and others. She was also important in the early careers of such actors as Ethel Barrymore, Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, and others. 12-1/2" x 9-1/2". Fine, mounted to display board that shows some handling and wear. From the estate of Cheryl Crawford. . First Edition.

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        THE WAVES. Presentation Copy

      London: Hogarth Press, 1931 Woolf, Virginia. THE WAVES. Inscribed By Virginia Woolf. London: The Hogarth Press, 1931. First Edition neatly Inscribed by Virginia Woolf to Janet Strachan, a clerk at the Hogarth Press, on the front free endpaper and dated 1931. "Janet Strachan from Virginia Woolf / 1931". 8vo. 325 pp. An excellent copy in deep purple cloth, gilt titles to the spine, some marginal fading to the heel and crown of the spine in the Vanessa Bell dustwrapper with one tiny chip on the bottom of the front panel and some very minimal use at the heel of the spine. Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary that she was writing The Waves "to a rhythm not to a plot". Kirkpatrick And Clarke A16a. Woolmer 279. "Her most experimental novel." Connolly 100, The Modern Movement #70. Custom embossed TBCL Clamshell Case in fine condition. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        TURKESTANSKIY KHLOPOK. [Turkestan Cotton].

      Published by OGIZ Molodaya Guradiya, Moscow 1931. Richly illustr. with colourdrawings by M. Rankov, E. Rodova. 12 pp

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        LES BALLETS SUÉDOIS dans l'Art Contemporain. Texte de Fokine, Haquinius, De Mare, Rémon, Tansman, Tugal.

      Contributions de: Claudel, Casella, Cendrars, Cocteau, Inghelbrecht, Milhaud, Pirandello, Picabia, Roland-Manuel. Paris: Editions du Trianon 1931. With 64 photo-engravings + 14 pochoir stage designs in separate folder by Bonnard, Chirico, Colin, Dardel, Foujita, Gladky, Hellé, Hugo, Lagut, Laprade, Léger, Murphy, Nerman, Parr, Perdriat and Steinlen. Cover with illustr. by Fernand Léger. 200 p. + plates. Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Unopened in cover and slipcase.. Copy no. 120

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        The Sands of Muskeget: A Christmas Holiday

      . Signed Christmas greeting card laid-in. Bound in original illustrated boards. Minor chips and closed tears to the head and the heel of the spine. Hard Cover. Book condition: Near fine condition

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