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        Gouache aquarellée signée Paul Allier pour la couverture de Le Roi des Scouts n°10 : Hip, hip, hurrah !. de Jean de La Hire

      Arthème Fayard 1931 Gouache aquarellée signé Paul Allier pour la couverture de Hip, hip, hurrah !., série Le Roi des Scouts, collection Aventures Voyages n°10, Arthème Fayard, 1931. Exécuté sur un carton Canson & Montgolfier Lavis B satiné de format 23 x 31cm (marges comprises), signé par l'artiste. Bel état, infimes rousseurs en marge droite. Belle composition naïve, dans le traitement de la couleur. Signé par l'auteur

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        The World Crisis (first abridged and revised edition)

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1931 - This is the first abridged edition of Churchill's monumental and acclaimed history of World War I in the original first printing dust jacket - one of the most striking and rare dust jackets in the Churchill canon. The front face of the yellow-tan dust jacket features a full-length, half-tone photograph of Churchill striding, in top hat and tails with walking stick in hand. The rear cover features a smaller head and shoulders image of Churchill in the uniform of the South African Light Horse (set amid an advertisement for A Roving Commission). Writing in 1997, Churchill expert Richard Langworth said of this dust jacket "I know of only two or three of these in existence." We know of a few more than that, but certainly only a small number survive and very few collectors are able to own them. This first abridged and revised edition is not simply an abridgement, but a genuine first edition in its own right; Churchill made significant revisions and added a new introduction and an entire new chapter on the Battle of the Marne. Moreover, the U.S. edition preceded the British, making it the true first edition. This copy is very good plus in the dust jacket. The navy cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The only exterior flaw noted is some flaking of the gilt at the lower spine affecting the publisher's name and the gilt rule below. The contents remain clean and bright. We find no previous ownership marks and no internal spotting. All of the extensive maps and charts are present and properly folded. A partial split of the paper at the upper title page gutter is cosmetic only, with the mull beneath fully intact and the contents remaining tight within the binding. We note very light spotting to the page edges. The rare dust jacket is substantially intact but showing overall wear and soiling. The jacket shows minor chipping to a maximum depth of .25 inch at the spine ends and front face. There is wear along the hinges and flap folds, small losses at the flap folds, and overall soiling. The upper front flap is neatly price-clipped, with the original $5 price intact on the spine. A desirable survivor withal. The jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.5.a, Woods/ICS A31(ba.1), Langworth p.115. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KOAMALU: A STORY OF PIONEERS ON KAUAI AND OF WHAT THEY BUILT IN THAT ISLAND GARDEN [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Privately Printed, Honolulu, HI 1931 - B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Covered with green paper with grey cloth backing. A history of early settlers on Kauai, Hawaii, and the Rice-Isenberg family. Lettering and pictorial design to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Gift inscription, dated 1944, appears on front flyleaves. Previous owner's small paper sticker appears at top edge of front flyleaf of first volume. Interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with frontispieces, full-page and in-text photos and drawings. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Russian Ballet.

      Greenberg Publisher, New-York 1931 - Text with a preface by Jacques-Emile BLANCHE and forty-eight illustrations. New-York, Greenberg Publisher, 1931, demi-toile écrue, 103 pp., XLVIII pl. Livres

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        In Bolshevik Siberia, the Land of Ice and Exile

      London, H. F. & G. Witherby 1931 - Description: 224 p. Front. , plates, map. 23 cm. Subjects: Siberia (Russia) --Description and travel. Fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-torn (with some minor loss) and dust-toned dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Uncommon in the dw. 1 Kg. 224 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World Crisis, Canadian first editions

      Macmillan, Toronto, 1923-1931 - The Canadian edition is very similar to the first American edition, with only changes being the publisher?s imprint on the spine and title pages. The set originally appeared from 1923-27 as 3 volumes published in 4 : Vol I: 1911-1914; Vol II: 1915; Vols III, IV: 1916-1918 in two parts. Subsequently in 1929, a further volume (4 or 5) appeared as The Aftermath. Then still later in 1931 a final supplementary volume was published The Unknown War ( The Eastern Front) .An impressive set, uniformly bound in reddish brown cloth, gilt title on spine and on front cover. Numerous maps and plans, some folding and coloured. The only illustrations are 8 photos of key personalities in the final volume. Large thick books, 6.25 x 9 inches. Vol. I has a dull almost unreadable spine, like its American cousin, owner name on endpaper, front hinge weak. Vol. II clean and tight, owner name. Vol 3, 4 are clean, tight, no names. Vol 5 clean, tight, edges tanned. Final volume toned on spine, owner name on endpaper, photocopy of original dj available. In 25 years, this is only the third such set I have offered. (A31aa). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Feuerland-Indianer. Die Ergebnisse meiner vier Forschungsreisen in den Jahren 1918 bis 1924, unternommen im Auftrage des Ministerio de Instruccion Publica de Chile.

      Anthropos/St. Gabriel, Mödling bei Wien, 1931. - EA. Bd. 1., Die Selknam, ohne den Tafelband. Mit 90 Text-Abbildungen (Zeichnungen), einem farbigen Titelbild sowie den 4 Falt-Karten, die in der Regel dem Tafelband zugehören. Dekorativer OLnBde. mit Goldprägedruck und Kopf-Gelbschnitt. XXXII, 1176 S. 4°. Der schwarze Prägedrück am Rücken stark abgerieben, ebenso ganz geringfügig auf dem Einband-Deckel. Ansonsten ausgezeichneter Zustand des Einbandes, der 4 Karten und des ganzen Inneren; vollständig, sauber und fest in der Bindung. Die 4 dem 1. Band zugehörigen Karten wurden bei einem Teil der Auflage in einer Lasche im hinteren Einbanddeckel untergebracht (wie hier), öfter jedoch findet man sie dem separaten, hier nicht vorliegendem, Tafelteil beigelegt. Ein sehr gutes Exemplar dieses äußerst seltenen Klassikers in der Erstausgabe. Insgesamt erschienen 3 Bände in 4 sowie zwei Tafelbände.

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        TAINTED POWER a Race Williams Detective Story.

      NY: Edward J Clode (1931) - First edition. Original red cloth, cover and spine titled in black. Cloth bright, mild foxing to edges and endpapers, VG in dust jacket with shallow chipping at spine ends, thumbnail chip to front panel at upper tip. An uncommon book, rare in dust jacket. The novel originally appeared serially in BLACK MASK MAGAZINE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas J. Certo]
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        JOURNALS. HOOK And LADDER COMPANY No. 27, New York City Fire Department, The Bronx. # 79: September 8, 1931 - December 22, 1931. # 83: November 25, 1932 - May 4, 1933.

      1931 / 1933, [New York]: 1931 - Hook and Ladder Company No. 27 was originally part of Combined Engine Company 46 - Bronx, which was organized on July 11, 1881. The Company moved to new quarters at 451 E. 176th Street on April 1, 1895. The Combined Engine Company was disbanded in order to organize Engine 46 and Hook and Ladder Company 27 on June 1, 1904. In a NYTimes article of April 18, 1904, it was announced that Fire Commissioner Hayes had established a new Fire Department Battalion in the Bronx, to be known as the Seventeenth. This Battalion included Hook and Ladder Company 27. Hook and Ladder Company 27 was located at 453 E. 176th Street. The Company was relocated to new quarters at 460 Cross Bronx Expressway on November 6, 1972 at which time it was disbanded to organize Ladder 58.The two journals provide an in-depth and fascinating glimpse into the daily operations of one of New York's finest, Hook and Ladder Company No. 27. Noted down to the minute are the times the men came on duty and when they were relieved; when drills took place; inspections; testing of the telegraph equipment; who was on house watch and when he was relieved; exactly when an alarm came in, by what method, and from what station. Certain members of the Company were more complete in their entries stating that the Company and apparatus responded to alarm, where they found the fire and when they returned to the station. A nice set documenting a segment of the NYFD's long illustrious history. As to be expected with volumes put to daily use, the bindings are worn & soiled, with fraying front joint cloth to #79. Nevertheless, an About VG - VG set. Brown pebbled cloth quarter bound with red leather. Pink paper labels with inclusive dates on spines; journal number written in black ink over-written in white ink. 14" x 8-1/2" [36 cm x 23 cm]. 2 volumes. 1000 numbered pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762): Their Life and Work

      William E. Hill London: William E. Hill, 1931. First. hardcover. fine. Color Guaneri crest vignette on title, over 20 fine photogravure plates, a few plates in color, 51 sepia text illus. throughout, 181pp., large thick 4to, expertly recased in red morocco, gilt-dec. raised bands, original ornate gilt-dec. leather covers with Guaneri crest in center, inner gilt dentelles, t.e.g. London: William E. Hill, 1931. First Edition. Fine. Limited Edition, number 98 of only 200 copies.

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        MY FLESH AND BLOOD

      Horace Liveright, New York 1931 - Bound in lite tan cloth with red and gold title on front board and spine, surrounded by black, white and red deco pictorial jacket. Jacket has been price clipped and shows rubbing and wrinkling at edges, tape repairs inside at the edges. SIGNED BY VIERECK on top of the front fly. AUTHORS COPY, as it contains the book plate of Viereck on front board. Looks to be a first edition as no other printing is stated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Thomas Bookseller]
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        The Public Enemy (First Edition)

      New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. Photoplay novelization of the legendary 1931 film directed by William Wellman and starring James Cagney. Near Fine in a Good to Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Contemporary owner name and date (1931) on the front endpaper; jacket is moderately worn, with small chips at the spine corners, a couple of closed tears, some shallow creasing, and a split starting up the rear hinge fold. Still, a very presentable copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (Signed Ltd.)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. One of 512 copies signed by the illustrator, N. C. Wyeth. Original vellum spine over blue cloth covers, gilt top-edge. Book in Fine condition, sharp and square with all 16 tipped-in illustrations present and all original tissue guards intact. Clearly unread with several of the pages unopened. Original glassine dust jacket Very Good+ or a little better with a few small chips at the corners. Housed in the publisher's blue paper-covered box with matching limitation number. Cardboard box in Very Good condition with some paper loss along edges and a few deft repairs to the corners. & & A classic coming-of-age story, set in the mountains of Kentucky in the days leading up to the Civil War. The story follows Chad, a charming orphan, who finds kindness and comfort with the good folks who take him in, but ultimately ends up fighting for the Union Army. A lovely edition with Wyeth's illustrations. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

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        Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet

      [London: Leadlay, Ltd., 1931]., [London - Folio. quarter vellum over gray boards, lettered in gilt portfolio, in custom clamshell box. . Edges of portfolio very lightly browned, else fine. . . One of 900 copies. The portfolio consist of a title leaf, contents leaf, mounted facsimile of a Beerbohm letter and five colour plates, all individually mounted. The plates depict Noel Coward and the other actors in the 1929 hugely successful operetta Bitter Sweet, written by Coward. Peggy Wood, Georges Metaxa, Ivy St. Helier and producer, Cochran, are also portrayed. [Gallatin and Oliver 30] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1931. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. Octavo. Original pictorial cloth and pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates, illustrations throughout the text. A little spotting to spine, free endpapers longer than text block and creased at the edges. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with tanned spine panel. Proof copy of the first illustrated edition for a publisher's representative, with the printed limitation marked through with blue pencil and "proof copy only" to the title page in the same pencil.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY

      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Study for 'Ball Beauty']

      - This image of a Balinese women is one of the iconic mages of Miguel Covarrubias's series of paintings, prints, and drawings about the island of Bali. Cocarrubias made two trips to the Indonesian locale, one in 1931 and one in 1933, both funded by either artist prizes or fellowships. After spending months immersed in the culture, he and his wife published "The Island Of Bali," a personal account of his experiences and introduction to Balinese culture, accompanied by his drawings and her photographs. Aspects of Balinese society detailed included family and village life, rice farming, Bali-Hindu religion, ceremonies, history, drama, art and dance. The book and its marketing were major contributors to the New York Bali craze of the 1930s. In 1936, an image entitled "Bali Beauty," for which this print was likely a study, was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair. The print is in very good condition with full margins. Small chips to upper and lower margins not affecting the image. José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud (1904%u20141957) was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. He is best known for his research on Mesoamerican art, particularly of the Olmec culture. On the side, his drawings and caricatures garnered him a fair amount of attention and were published widely in The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, among others. This iconic image from his Bali series not only represents his work, it also points back to a vibrant time in New York cultural history. Lithograph. Artist's proof. Signed in lower right and inscribed "For Ellie." Image measures 11 x 8.5". Sheet measures 16.25 x 13".

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        CATALOGUE DE L'OEUVRE COMPLET DE GUSTAVE DORE. ILLUSTRATIONS - PEINTURES - DESSINS - SCULPTURES - EAUX-FORTES - LITHOGRAPHIES. AVEC UN PORTRAIT ET 29 ILLUSTRATIONS DOCUMENTAIRES.

      CH. BOSSE, LIBRAIRE. 1931 - FORT IN-8 BROCHE (16,5 X 25,5 X 4,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 558 PAGES, SOUS COUVERTURE CREME REMPLIEE, TITRE IMPRIME EN ROUGE ET EN NOIR. EDITION ORIGINALE. TIRAGE LIMITE A 850 EXEMPLAIRES. UN DES RARES 50 EXEMPLAIRES DU TIRAGE DE TETE SUR PAPIER VERGE D'ARCHES, AVEC DOUBLE EPREUVE DU PORTRAIT. ILLUSTRE D'UN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHIQUE EN FRONTISPICE, SOUS SERPENTE, EN DOUBLE ETAT, DONT L'UN AVANT LA LETTRE, ET DE 29 REPRODUCTIONS HORS TEXTE D'ILLUSTRATIONS OU DE TITRES D'OUVRAGES. OUVRAGE IMPORTANT, LE MEILLEUR ET LE PLUS COMPLET SUR GUSTAVE DORE. IL CONTIENT UNE LISTE CHRONOLOGIQUE DE TOUS LES LIVRES OU PUBLICATIONS RENFERMANT DES ILLUSTRATIONS DE CET ARTISTE CELEBRE, ET INDIQUE LES PREMIERS TIRAGES. ON TROUVE A LA SUITE LA DESCRIPTION DES TITRES DE MUSIQUE, DES AFFICHES, LITHOGRAPHIES, EAUX-FORTES ORIGINALES, ETC, SOIT 9850 ILLUSTRATIONS, 68 TITRES DE MUSIQUE, 5 AFFICHES, 51 LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES, 54 LAVIS, 526 DESSINS, 283 AQUARELLES, 133 PEINTURES, 45 SCULPTURES. LEGEREMENT DEBOITE, SINON TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Swallowdale

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine of book and edges of boards a little faded as is so often with this book, otherwise a nice copy in a lightly edge chipped dust jacket, lightly rubbed and marked. First edition, first impression. The second novel in Ransome's famous series published only a year after Swallows and Amazons and certainly as scarce.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mourning Becomes Electra

      Horace Liveright 1931 - First Edition, First Printing. This copy is SIGNED by Eugene O'Neill. This numbered edition was limited to 500 copies for sale. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cream vellum cloth. The binding is tight with some minor discoloration to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a nice copy SIGNED by the author with a beautiful acetate cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Mourning Becomes Electra, a Trilogy

      New York, H. Liveright, Inc. , 1931. 1st Edition. Description: 256 p. 21 cm. Subjects: O'Neill, Eugene 1888-1953. Limited to 550 copies (this no. 158) . SIGNED by the author. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, full vellum over bevelled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly rubbed, speckled and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        PHAROS, EKKLÊSIASTIKOS, 1913-1931, 33 FASCICULES + 4 VOLUMES

      Pharos, Alexandreia 1931 - RO40188654: 33 fascicules d'env. 100 pages chacun et 4 volumes reliés (recueils). Texte en grec. 1913: 12 numéros. 1914: 6 numéros. 1915: 1 vol. 1916: 1 vol. 1917: 1 vol. 1918: 1 vol. 1920: 1 numéro. 1923: 4 numéros. 1925: 4 numéros. 1926: 1 numéro. 1931: 1 numéro. Epictêmonikon Theologikon Suggrammma, Ekdidomenon Kata Mêna. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 480-Langues helléniques. Grec [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        REVISTA DE TABACOS. Organo de los Ensayos del Cultivo del Tabaco en España. Del nº 1, abril 1931 al 62, junio de 1936 (todo lo publicado). Más dos suplementos.

      - Madrid, 1931.1936, 21x27, entre 24-30 págs cada rev. aproximadamente. 62 números en 50 revistas (algunas revistas son de doble numeración), que conforman todo lo publicado. Numerosas fotografías en negro. El nº 16 tiene un desperfecto en cubierta posterior por lo demás muy buen estado. (53271).

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        Die Wiener Genesis. Farbenlichtdruckfaksimile der Griechischen Bilderbibel aus dem 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr., Cod. Vindob. Theol. Graec. 31. - Aus: Nationalbibliothek in Wien.

      Wien Benno Filser Verlag 1931 - Erster Band. 36,5 x 29,5 cm. XV, 229 S. Original Halbpergamenteinband mit Schutzumschlag (dieser wenig angest., mehrf. etw. eingerissen und mit wenig Papierverlust). Einband sehr gut erhalten. Der einleitende Text der vorliegenden Faksimileausgabe wird sich bescheiden in den durch seine Bestimmung gesteckten Grenzen halten. Im Gegensatz zu Hartel-Wickhoff wird er außer der von Hartel weniger glücklich behandelten paläographischbuchtechnischen Seite insbesondere jene von Wickhoff mehr abseits gelassenen Probleme in den Kreis seiner Betrachtungen und Untersuchungen ziehen unter steter Berücksichtigung und kritischen Benutzung der gesamten umfangreichen Literatur über die Handschrift und auf Grund einer neuerlichen Vergleichung der Miniaturen mit den anderen ihnen nahestehenden Schöpfungen der Buchmalerei und der übrigen in Betracht kommenden Kunsttechniken. Hierbei soll besonders auch versucht werden, das schwierigste und interessanteste Problem der Handschrift, die Frage nach Alter und Herkunft derselben, einer Lösung näher zu bringen.; - Mit 26 Tafeln. - Hs. Eintrag auf Titelblatt, letztes leeres Blatt mit Querknick, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar. Tadellose Faksimile-Ausgabe. 1.100 gr. Original Halbpergamenteinband mit Schutzumschlag (dieser wenig angest., mehrf. etw. eingerissen und mit wenig Papierverlust).

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        Proofs of Ten Essays for Nash's Pall Mall Magazine

      (1931-1935). Quarto. (10)ff. The titles are: "Good Conversation" (August, 1931); "Drugs" (December, 1931); "The Angry Ape" (1931); "On Being the Right Size" (February, 1932); "Forewarned is not Fore-armed" (April 1932); "Love: a Fashion Forecast" (June, 1932); "The Cunning of the Oriental" (1932); "Bull Fights and Democracy" (October, 1932); "The Cult of the Infantile" (January, 1933); "Thinking with One's Hands" (January, 1935). All are galley proofs except for "The Angry Ape," "The Cunning of the Oriental," and "The Cult of the Infantile," which are all page proofs. Tipped-in and bound in light green boards. Written in longhand up the spine is "Aldous Huxley Ten Essays - Pre-publication page & galley proofs." A few small corrections to proofs in an editorial hand. Light soil and fading to boards, else fine.

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        Golden Remedy (First Edition)

      New York: Vanguard, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in an about Fine dust jacket, with only minute traces of soil on the rear panel. Stout's seventh book and third hardcover title, one of eight novels written prior to his first mystery, "Fer-de-lance," in 1934. The story concerns Marvin Tasker, director of the Marvin Tasker Musical Institute, who spends a lifetime in an effort to break down love into verifiable, scientific terms. A superb copy.

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        The Name of Action

      NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First Edition. A couple of small sunned spots on spine, very light upper spine wear, else VG to VG+ in a good, price-clipped Dust Jacket with an internal spine hole, and spine chipped and faded with lettering barely readable. Very uncommon; the author's second mystery. Only 1000 copies were printed in the US. Greene refused to allow the book to be reprinted. Extremely uncommon title

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        Sammlung C. Castiglioni Wien (1930)

      FONT>Sammlung Dr. Hans Wendland Lugano (1931), 1930 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of beautifully illustrated German auction catalogues from the early 1930sIn GermanBound in blue paper covered boards. Die Sammlung Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild Tafelband is a volume of plates only. These auction catalogues describe and picture a vast number of collectibles, from furniture to vases and artwork. The auctioneer for the lots which took place between 1930-1 was the well known Paul Graupe of Berlin. Two of the volumes detail the collection of Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (1899-1987), of the famous Rothschild lineage. In the volume detailing Castiglioni's collection Otto von Falke (1862-1942) has contributed. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some wear to the extremities including some discolouration to the spine panels andbumpingwith some loss. The front inner hinge to Sammlung Dr. Hans Wendland Lugano is strained and may fail in the post. Internally the pages are clean with someslight browning to the page edges. Overall the condition of the books is very good..

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        THE NAME OF ACTION

      NY: Doubleday DORAN. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1931. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The Name of Action. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1931. First U. S. Edition. 8vo, black cloth, gilt spine lettering, untrimmed. Covers still very clean, top third of spine slightly sunned, dusting to top edge, text firm and clean, 1933 owner's ink signature at verso of front free endpaper, the scarce original dust wrapper in just good condition, spine lacking top third with remainder heavily sunned and lettering lost, wear and chipping at other edges and panels, several tears, lacking 1 X 1 1/2" segment at top left of rear panel. Greene's second novel, after "The Man Within" (1929) ; both were preceded by a small volume of poems published in 1925. The U. S. Edition of the volume in this lot was only 1000 copies, without any subsequent printings, as initial sales were poor and Greene later decided to dismiss the work as a bad potboiler and refused to permit later editions. Copied from the dj this blurb, " A Brilliant Psychological Melodrama of the Senses by the Young Cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson Who Fulfills in This Book the Promise of That Reamrkable First Novel, the MAN WITHIN" .

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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH

      - A 6" x 8-3/4" vintage formal portrait by Pirie Mac Donald, "Photographer of Men." INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author: "To Miss Christy/with best wishes from/Booth Tarkington/1931." Miss Christy is likely the silent film star Ann Christy who, like Tarkington, hailed from Indiana. Nearly fifty films were made from Tarkington's novels and plays between 1914 and 1951. Signed photos by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS and ALICE ADAMS are distinctly uncommon. Light wrinkling to right side. Still Near Fine

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        The Crowne of All Homer's Workes: Batrachomyomachia, or the Battaile of Frogs and Mise, His Hymns and Eprigrams

      Shakespeare Head Oxford: Shakespeare Head, 1931. Limited. hardcover. Farleigh, John. Translated by George Chapman, engraved woodcut frontispiece and title decoration by John Farleigh. From the text prepared by A.S. Mott. 199pp. 4to, rebound in 3/4 maroon morocco; raised bands and gilt-lettered black leather spine label. Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1931. A fine copy. Limited Edition, one of 450 copies.

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        The Waves

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1931. First UK Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); purple cloth with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 325pp. Some very minor fading at the crown and upper board edges, spine darkened perhaps a shade, with some trivial soil at the text edges and rough erasure to owners name on the front endpaper; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, with toning and a few faint splash marks on the spine, some shallow chipping at the edges (not affecting titling), with some light foxing and soil overall; Very Good. Connolly 100.

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        The Chimes

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1931. Limited. hardcover. very good(+). Rackham, Arthur. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. 129pp. Small 4to, decorative beige cloth (spine somewhat darkened as usual); uncut edges, t.e.g, housed in an illustrated board slipcase. London: Limited Editions Club, 1931. A near fine copy. One of 1500 numbered copies, signed by Arthur Rackham.

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        Rationelle Bebauungsweisen. Ergebnisse des 3. Internationalen Kongresses für Neues Bauen (Brüssel, November 1930).

      Frankfurt, Englert & Schlosser, 1931 - Gr.8°, 209 S., m. 56 Plänen mit zahlr. Abb., Schnitten u. Grundrissen, 1 Bl. Annoncen., Broschur., Min. berieben, Rücken min. gebräunt u. min. wasserrändig, Umschlag min. unsauber, sonst gutes Exemplar. Hg. von den Internationalen Kongressen für Neues Bauen. Mit Beiträgen von Böhm-Kaufmann, S. Giedion, W. Gropius, Le Corbusier, R. J. Neutra u. Karel Teige. Umschlag von Max Bill. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Crowne of All Homer's Workes: Batrachomyomachia, or the Battaile of Frogs and Mise, His Hymns and Eprigrams.

      Shakespeare Head, Oxford 1931 - Limited Edition, one of 450 copies. Translated by George Chapman, engraved woodcut frontispiece and title decoration by John Farleigh. From the text prepared by A.S. Mott. 199pp. 4to, rebound in 3/4 maroon morocco; raised bands and gilt-lettered black leather spine label. Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1931. A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE SHETLAND ISLANDS

      Published by T. & J. Manson, 1931. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Green cloth, gilt titles. xxviii+334 pages. A reprint of the 1891 edition which was in itself an amended reprint of the 1822 edition. The geological sections of the 1822 edition are omitted but a sketch of the author's life and work is added. Corners rubbed. Bottom of spine slightly chipped. Contents near fine. [S]

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        The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

      London: George Harrap, 1931. Limited. hardcover. fine. Rackham, Arthur.. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 full-page color plates, and 25 b/w drawings in the text; pictorial endpapers and illus. title page. 224pp. 4to, original gilt-lettered vellum; uncut edges, t.e.g. London: George Harrap, (1931). A fine copy. Limited edition. Number 335 of 775 copies signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Latimore & Haskell, p. 66.

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        Home From The Sea [FIRST EDITION DATED 1931]

      Cassell, London 1931 - This is the autobiography of Capt Rostron who won such praise as master of the HMS Carpathia, when he took it to the rescue of the survivors from the RSM Titanic. This copy appears to have belonged to Lieutenant E W Moulton RN as it includes an invitation card from Viscount Jellicoe requesting the company of Lieutenant Moulton, also a telegram dated 24 Feb 1919 and a hand written note which accompanied a gift given to Lieutenant Moulton from the grateful passengers that sailed on the SS Celtic Star which he captained in 1921. Also a Christmas card from presumably his parents, Mr And Mrs Arthur Inigo Moulton. Book - in Near Very Good blue boards with gilt lettering - some sunning and light marking to the spine but the lettering remains bright and distinct, light marking to the boards with light wear and light bumping to the extreme ends of the spine and extreme corners, light marking to the top inch of the extreme edge of the front board. Contents, some spotting to the title and contents pages and light spotting to some pages, slight marking to the white border of three of the plates i.e frontispiece and pages 32 & 128 not affecting the photographs otherwise clean and tightly bound. Size: 8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches. ix, 278 pages. Illustrated black and white portrait frontispiece and 8 further 8 photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Ships & the Sea. Inventory No: 7743. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation.

      George Harrap, London 1931 - Limited edition. Number 335 of 775 copies signed by Rackham on the limitation page. Latimore & Haskell, p. 66. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 full-page color plates, and 25 b/w drawings in the text; pictorial endpapers and illus. title page. 224pp. 4to, original gilt-lettered vellum; uncut edges, t.e.g. London: George Harrap, (1931). A fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762): Their Life and Work.

      William E. Hill, London 1931 - Limited Edition, number 98 of only 200 copies. Color Guaneri crest vignette on title, over 20 fine photogravure plates, a few plates in color, 51 sepia text illus. throughout, 181pp., large thick 4to, expertly recased in red morocco, gilt-dec. raised bands, original ornate gilt-dec. leather covers with Guaneri crest in center, inner gilt dentelles, t.e.g. London: William E. Hill, 1931. First Edition. Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PIRATES IN OZ

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee, 1931. Thompson, Ruth Plumly. PIRATES IN OZ. Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1931). First Edition, First State. Illustrated by John R. Neill with 12 color plates stock coated on only the printed side, tipped-in facing title page and pages 48, 64, 80, 104, 128, 144, 160, 176, 208, 256 & 272. A sharp and bright VERY GOOD PLUS copy (lightly worn with one scratch to the pictorial pastedown) in the publisher's medium green cloth (the color of which may indicate earliest printing). Endpapers browned, child's name in pencil on ownership leaf. Spine imprint in boldface. Very nice example which has been married to a bright NEAR FINE later issue DJ (lightly worn). Outer edges of pages stained yellow as called for. All first edition points as referenced in Bibliographia Oziana, (Hanff, Greene, Martin, Greene and Haff, 1988). 25th book in the famous Wizard of Oz series. Mari Ness, in an interesting review of PIRATES IN OZ published online, points to the plot as reflecting Plumly's conservative belief system, as the story conveys that "things do not go well when people remove their leaders, forcibly or not." Ness also speculates on whether Plumly understood the true meaning of the word DORK which is the name of a Duke in this adventure. Unfortunately it is too late for us to ask. . First Edition. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Illus. by John R. Neill.

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        Women's Yearbook "The Lamp of 1931" Inscribed with Poem

      Auburndale, MA: Lasell Seminary for Young Women, 1931. First Edition. Very good+ copy.. First Edition. 76th Annual Commencement for Lasell Seminary for Young Women, Tuesday, June 9, 1931. This prestigious women's college became Lasell Junior College in 1932. Millay was named in 1931 as "honorary class member", and is so listed, with her picture, in the yearbook. This copy of the yearbook has been inscribed to a member of the Junior Class by Millay, who has also written out a very characteristic poem which reads in full "Our life is but a slender thread/ We try to spin a clever web/ To try to catch a few bright days/ Before it's whisked away/ Edna St. Vincent Millay" on the front flyleaf. Laid in is the original program for the commencement exercises, which also mentions Millay's "induction". An Interesting and unusual souvenir of the famous poet, then still in her prime. The yearbook also contains several signed drawings and lithographs by class members - some of whom became artists later on. Small 4to limp black cloth.

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