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        The Chimes by Charles Dickens Illustrated by Arthur Rackham Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht Printed in London for Members of the Limited Edition Club 1931 Numbered 1155 of 1500 Copies Worldwide and Signed by Arthur Rackham in Original Slip Case

      The Limited Edition Club 1931. This is an absolutely stunning work by the acclaimed Arthur Rackham of Charles Dickens' Christmas Book, The Chimes. The original publisher's slip case has a tan background, the design of which duplicates the endpapers, with the sprites in red and the bell in gold. The titles on the spine are red. There is age marking to the slip case which is complete and of a solid construction, with numbering to the spine which appears to be in the same hand as the Limitation Page where Arthur Rackham has signed (possibly numbered by Arthur Rackham). An extremely attractive and collectible slip case. The book is bound in tan cloth with pictorial stamping in black and gold to the top board, and gold lettering to the spine. The spine is darkened, but the gilt to the spine is incredibly bright. The front board is extremely clean with only slight wear and with the gilt as bright as the day it was issued; and the back board has light marks and very slight fading to a vertical area by the spine - very light and only mentioned for completeness. The boards are in Very Good and attractive condition. There are 128 numbered pages, the top edges being in brilliant gilt and the bottom edges are uncut. The pictorial endpapers are brown on a white background and are in Fine condition. Additionally, there are 6 full page and 14 smaller black and white illustrations throughout the book, with the Frontispiece and Title Page having illustrations to the top of their pages in brown. The pages are very tightly bound in and in Near Fine condition. The Limitation Page bears a large flourishing signature by Arthur Rackham. A beautiful example of this limited edition first edition signed book by Arthur Rackham of this Charles Dickens classic. Definitely one book for your collection

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        Original cover or wrapper design for The Grey Coast by Neil M. Gunn, The Porpoise Press; four figures in a central cartouche, c.1931, pen and ink, 192 x 251mm overall. The second edition of the novel was published by the Porpoise Press in 1931, an important Scottish publishing house later absorbed by Faber, after first publication by Jonathan Cape in 1926. Neil Gunn was 'arguably the most influential Scottish fiction writer of the first half of the twentieth century' according to Wikipedia. It isn't clear whether Freedman's wrapper design was used and the design wasn't seen by Ian Rogerson when preparing his monograph.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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        Daughter of Fu Manchu

      Doubleday Doran and Company Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company. 1931. First. First American edition. A small erasure on the front fly, slight rubbing to the boards, very good or better in a price-clipped, fair only dustwrapper (illustrated by George Annand) with a triangular chip at the crown, and the extremities and folds backed with brown paper. Still, very uncommon in a reasonably whole jacket. Filmed in 1931 as Daughter of the Dragon, directed by Lloyd Corrigan, and featuring Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, and Sessue Hayakawa. .

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        Amphitryon 38. Comédie en trois actes.

      Paris: Les Éditions du Bélier 1931. Illustr. with original woodcuts by Mariano Andreu. 217 pp, Limited to 1000 copies. Uncut with orig. wrappers and topedge gilt bound in nice contemporary halfleather with golddecorations on spine. Binding signed Jakob Baden.. Copy no. 401 of 857 on vélin de chiffon, specially made by les Papeteries de Lana

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        ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1

      1931. 1. DISNEY,WALT. ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1. Philadelphia: McKay (1931). 8vo, red cloth, pictorial paste-on, fine. 1st edition of this early Disney item with fabulous color illustrations on every page of text and with color pictorial endpapers. Nice copy!

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        Nomad.

      Bonniers 1931. Originalupplaga. 131,(1) s. Samtida helt skinnband, bunden oskuren med omslag. Blekt och fläckad rygg, ojämnt blekta pärmar. (Carl Weiner Halmstad). Dedikation " Till Ernst Roos med handslag från Harry Martinson". Tillskrift "Till Monica från far 15.9 1956. Ernst Roos. 22,5 x 17 cm.. Ernst Roos var chefredaktör för Sjömannen i vilken Harry Martinson bidrog med dikter

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        VOINA c DNEPROM

      1931. Paperback. 2. RUSSIAN. VOINA c DNEPROM [THE WAR WITH THE DNEPR (RIVER) by S. Marshak. State Pub. House 1931. Small 4to, pict. wraps, VG+. The story of how the workers "fought" the Dnepr River and conquored it by building a dam. Illustrated with striking and almost surreal blue illustrations in typical constructivist style by G. Bibikova. The full color cover shows a worker holding a jackhammer in the manner of a rifle.

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        IL FRONTESPIZIO. Rassegna mensile diretta da Piero Bargellini.

      In-folio e in-4 p., bross. Periodico straordinariamente importante per la vita letteraria italiana. Fondato nel 1929 (il primo numero apparve il 26 maggio) e diretto inizialmente da Enrico Lucatello, la sua pubblicazione si protrasse sino al 1940. (Dal 1931 al 1936 il formato è in folio). Ricchissimo il materiale iconografico: disegni, xilografie, sculture, dipinti, ecc. dei più celebri artisti italiani moderni quali Bartolini, Bugiani, Carrà, Casorati, De Pisis, Maccari, Manzù, Morandi, Rosai, Severini, Soffici, Viani, ecc. Ai più importanti di essi sono dedicate tavv. f.t. e pagine con notizie bio-bibliogr. Vi si leggono prose e poesie originali, tra gli altri di Angioletti, Bargellini, Bigiaretti, Bo, Carrà, Cassola, Luzi, Manacorda, Prezzolini, Quasimodo, Sereni, ecc. Cfr. Diz. Vallecchi,I, p. 544. Di questo mensile offriamo una raccolta compIeta di 10 annate in bross., dal 1931 (Anno III) al 1940, quasi tutto il pubblicato. Esempl. ben conservato.

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        SOLARIA, (anno VI 1931 - 9 fascicoli su 10 usciti - manca sett-ottobre) rivista mensile di letteratura diretta da ALBERTO CAROCCI e ALESSANDRO BONSANTI, Firenze, Parenti, 1931

      16 x 22, brossura nocciola, bs. salvo qualche dorso da sistemare. pp. 70-90 cadauno. Mitica rivista fiorentina che ha caratterizzato un'epoca molto importante., In questa annata scrtitti di A. Loria, QUASIMODO, SERGIO SOLMI, MONTALE, Baccio M.Bacci, G. Manzini, UMBERTO SABA, Fracchia, Capasso,Adriano Grande. Corrado Alvaro, Guido Piovene, Vittorini, GADDA, Franchi R., Vieri Nannetti e tanti altri. Vari disegni di Marino Marini, De Pisis, Italo Griselli, I nove fascicoli ( in caso di richiesta di singolo fascicolo ci riserviamo di rispondere) vengono offerti in blocco a

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        Il Gioco del Calcio Fiorentino

      Rinascmen to de Libro Florence: Rinascmen to-de Libro, 1931. Limited edition. Hardcover. vg. Sm. folio. 1/400 copies. 146 pp. of text followed by 48 pp. of color and b&w plates. Quarter vellum over gold-stamped paper-covered boards, protected by modern mylar. Gold lettering on spine. Title-page vignette. Introduction by Lando Ferretti. First comprehensive book on Florentine soccer, illustrated with b/w and duo-tone reproductions of photographs, reproductions of drawings of costumes in rich vibrant colors, photogravures, as well as facsimiles of various art work in b/w. Many of the plates show players in their original costumes, at games and ceremonies. Rare history and bibliography of Calcio, by many considered the father of football (soccer). The sport has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome. Includes 2 pages illustrated with flags in color. Age wear, scuffing and some staining on binding. 4" split along tail of spine on front board, 2" split along same area on back board, firmly holding. Paper on title-page split along gutter. 2 1/2" crooked, closed tear on lower right corner of title illustration page. Small abrasions and chipping on same area on following four, last two, and few other pages. Text in Italian. Binding in good+, interior in near fine condition. Rare. Contents: Introduzione / Bibliografia dell' antico Gioco del Calcio Discorso riassuntivo / Descrizione bibliografica delle opere / Indice generale dei nomi di autori, traduttori, commentatori, illustratori, tipografi, ecc. / Il "Calcio" nella Storia / La partita del 17 Febbraio 1530 / La ripresa storica del 1930 / Appendice / Societa storica per il Gioco del Calcio fiorentino: Statuto e Regolamento / Comitato che ha organizzato la rievocazione storica del Gioco del Calcio nel 1930 , I Consiglio della Societa storica per il Gioco del Calcio (1931) / Elenco dei dignitari e degli ufficiali che parteciparono alla storica ripresa del 1930/31, Giocatori

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        FRONTE, rivista bimestrale d'arte e di letteratura. Primo Fasc. n. 1 (giugno 1931), Roma, Tip. Camera dei Deputati, 1931

      cm. 28 x cm. 21,5 - brossura. Rivista, assai rara, diretta da Marino Mazzacurati . Copertina illustrata al tratto da Scipione (Gino Bonichi Dopo essere stata presentata nel marzo '31 su"Italia Letteraria" come un evento letterario-artistico, considerati gli artisti chiamati a collaborare, la rivista esce faticosamente nel giugno '31; poi, nonostante il successo e i consensi, vedrà la luce soltanto un secondo numero ad ottobre '31, sopratutto per le difficoltà economiche di Mazzacurati, costretto a Gualtieri (RE) e quindi impossibilitato a vivere a Roma e proseguire la sua regia e la ragnatela di relazioni per sostenere la qualità ed il livello della rivista stessa. Assai interessante è la "presentazione sul primo numero" che recita : ...Quelli che vogliono essere gli intenti di questa rivista, abbiamo la presunzioine di credere che risultino sempre più chiari dalla scelta degli artisti invitati ad offrirci il contributo delle loro opere. Un discorso preliminare, per quanto diffuso e cattedratico, non potrebbe portarci che a riconoscere nella felicità di una compiutezza espressiva il fine ultimo dell'arte... Nel 1988, per l'editore De Luca, uscirà un apprezzabile "quaderno di ricerca" che inquadra le vicende della Rivista, con interessanti riferimenti alla sua nascita ed agli importanti collegamenti tra i protagonisti, inseriti nel contesto culturale dell'epoca. , NUMERO UNO GIUGNO 1931 - Scritti di Carlo Carrà "Revisioni", Ernesto De Fiori "Scultura", G.B. Angioletti "La prosa italiana d'oggi", Giuseppe Ungaretti "Cinque Canti", Arturo Loria "La serra", Sergio Solmi "Pensieri sull'arte", Enrico Falqui "Punti di vista", Giuseppe Raimondi "Nuovi appunti su Baudelaire", Alberto Moravia "Due considerazioni sopra il romanzo inglese", Alberto Savinio "La voce del drago", Alfredo Mezio "Ritorno", Guido Piovene "L'arte di Alvaro", Giansiro Ferrata "Nota su Cardareli". Inoltre ci sono tavole e disegni fuori testo : Mario Mafai "Disegno" (tre tavole con lo stesso titolo). Carlo Carrà "Il veliero", e "Ponte caricatore di Forte dei Marmi", Quirino Ruggeri "Ritratto di Maria Grazia Bottai" e "ritratto di Viviana Bottai", Arturo Martini "Tomba di Ippolito Nievo" e "Ritratto del dott. Swartz", Giorgio Morandi "Paesaggio" e "Natura morta", Ernesto De Fiori "Ritratto di Marlene Dietrich" e "Adamo", Scipione "Piazza Navona" e "Apocalisse", Mario Mafai "Autoritratto" e "Composizione", Marino Mazzacurati "Nudo" e "Paesaggio".

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        Old English Clocks Being a Collector's Observations on Some Seventeenth Century Clocks By F.H. Green Together with Over Fifty Plates from Photographs of the Finest Specimens

      Ditchling: St Dominics Press, 1931.. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. First edition of this privately printed limited edition book, this being number 105 of 300. Printed on hand-made laid paper and retaining the deckled edges. Quarter bound in black leather with green boards and gilt lettering on spine. Some bumping and rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners. Repaired split hinge on front board and a little wear to spine. Small faded area on back board. Internally very good with only one small professionally repaired tear to rear end paper. A nice tight, clean copy with no foxing or damage to plates. Pp. 89 + black and white plates. 4to. Photographs available on request.

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        IL POPOLO D'ITALIA, fondatore Benito Mussolini (anno XVIII 1931 direttore Arnaldo Mussolini), Milano, Tipografia del Popolo d'Italia, 1931

      formato giornale (44 x 60) - buone condizioni - copie piegate a metà , senza parti mancanti. Varie fotografie ed alcune pregevoli illustrazioni di SENECA. in prima pagina. Famoso quotidiano politico diretto da ARNALDO MUSSOLINI (Dovia di Predappio 1885 - Milano 21 dicembre 1931 in seguito ad attacco cardiaco), GENNAIO (copie 25), FEBBRAIO (22), MARZO (24), APRILE (24), MAGGIO (26), GIUGNO (25), LUGLIO (26), AGOSTO (23), SETTEMBRE (26), OTTOBRE (27), NOVEMBRE (21), DICEMBRE (25). dal 22 dicembre, dopo la scomparsa di Arnaldo Mussolini, il giornale viene firmato da Sandro Giuliani redattore capo) Questo lotto di 294 giornali (annata pressochè completa poichè il giornale usciva la domenica ma non il lunedi') viene offerto in blocco a euro

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        L'UNIVERSALE diretto da Berto Ricci (1931-1935) vari fascicoli, Firenze, Mealli e Stianti, 1931

      Questa ricercata rivista politica-culturale non ha trovato ancora il suo equilibrato apprezzamento e critica nel panorama del '900, forse perchè emarginata dal regime al suo tempo allorchè sosteneva tesi scomode e non in linea con il pensiero dominante. La sua esistenza è strettamente legata al suo direttore ed anima Berto Ricci (Firenze 1905- Bir Ganduia Cirenaica 1941 in combattimento). Dopo aver frequentato i protagonisti della cultura fiorentina di inizio 900, collabora al Selvaggio, Il popolo d'Italia, Critica Fascista e fonda il Rosai poco prima de l'Universale. Con questa rivista egli teorizza una svolta antiborghese negli anni dell'impero, in contrasto con il movimento di Strapaese, per proporre un'idea del processo di modernizzazione all'iiizio degli anni '30. I suoi movimenti furono sorvegliati dalla "stima ostile di Mussolini" e portò avanti un'avventura politica ed intellettuale (apprezzata pubblicamente anche da BENEDETTO CROCE, che sui suoi Quaderni della Critica sottrae all'assoluto giudizio negativo sul fascismo, solo quei giovani fascisti alla Ricci cui "deve rendersi giustizia") assieme a tanti giovani e spesso suoi amici - molti provenienti dai "Littoriali" ideati da Mussolini per imbrigliare pensieri ed idee dei giovani ed invece rivelatisi al contrario occasione per discussioni e critiche (Luigi Bartolini, Dino Garrone, Romano Bilenchi. INDRO MONTANELLI (illuminante per la situazione del tempo e lo spirito della rivista, il suo articolo "Noi giovani" sul n. 22-23 del 10 dicembre 1933) Agnoletti F., Aniante, Bianchini G., Brocchi Diano, Cesarini Paolo, Chiti Remo, Primo Conti, Cordiè Carlo, DE MARTINO ERNESTO Il famoso antropologo, Del Litto V., Ersoch Gino, Fattori B., Galvano Eugenio, Giardina Giacomo futurista, Luchini Alberto, Moscardelli N., Pagano Giuseppe grande architetto, Palazzeschi, Pavese Roberto filosofo, Pavolini Coirado, Pellizzi C., Personè L.Maria, Petrone Icilio, Piccoli V., Ravasenga Pietro, Roddolo Carlo (Montanelli gli dedicò un raro ed affettuoso libro "Ambesà "), Romanelli Romano, Bruno Rosai, Ottone Rosai (fu tra i fondatori, collaborando con articoli e disegni), Settimelli Emilio, Soffici Ardengo, Sulis Edgardo, Mario Tinti, Ungaretti Giuseppe (dedicò una sua poesia a Berto Ricci in occasione di un compleanno), Valentini Giuseppe, Gino Visentini, Volpicelli Luigi, Zangrandi Ruggero allora ventenne, e tanti altri. Nel nostro sito www.ferraguti.it (sezione cataloghi) è presente un file scaribabile GRATIS in PDF CONTENENTE L'INDICE RAGIONATO E LE BIOGRAFIE DEGLI AUTORI ANNO PRIMO - 1931 (completo) molti fascicoli sono appartenuti allo scultore Moschi. NUM. 1 (3 gennaio) 22 x 32 pp. 4 (mancanza alla parte inferiore) NUM. 2 (3 febbraio) 25 x 35 pp. 8 NUM. 3 (3 marzo ) " pp. 8 (alcuni danni) NUM. 4 (3 aprile ) " pp. 12 NUM. 5 (3 maggio ) " pp. 8 NUM. 6 (3 giugno ) " pp. 8 con sovcop. gialla NUM. 7 (3 luglio ) " pp. 8 NUM. 8 (3 agosto ) " pp. 8 NUM. 9 (3 settembre) " pp. 8 NUM.10 (3 ottobre ) " pp. 8 con sovcop. verdina NUM.11 (3 novembre) " pp. 8 NUM.12 (3 dicembre) " pp. 8 ANNO TERZO - 1933 - NUM. 2 (25 gennaio) 33 x 48 pp. 4 (in fotocopia) NUM. 3 (10 febbraio) " pp. 4 NUM. 4 (25 febbraio) " pp. 4 NUM. 5 (10 marzo) " pp. 4 NUM. 6 (25 marzo) " pp. 4 NUM. 7 (10 aprile) " pp. 4 NUM. 8 (25 aprile) " pp. 8 NUM. 9 (10 maggio) " pp. 4 NUM. 10 (25 maggio) " pp. 4 NUM. 11 (10 giugno) " pp. 4 NUM. 12 (25 giugno) " pp. 4 NUM.13-14 (luglio) " pp. 4 NUM. 15-16 (agosto) " pp. 4 NUM. 17-18 (settembre) " pp. 4 NUM. 22-23 (10 dicembre) " pp. 4 NUM. 24 (25 dicembre) " pp. 4 ANNO QUARTO - 1934 - NUM. 4 (25 febbraio) 39 x 54 pp. 4 NUM. 6 (25 marzo) " pp. 4 NUM. 7 (10 aprile) " pp. 4 NUM. 8 (25 aprile) " pp. 4 (è In fotocopia) NUM. 9 (10 maggio) " pp. 4 NUM. 10 (magg-giu) " pp. 4 NUM. 12 (25 giugno) " pp. 4 Si tratta di un rarissimo lotto di 35 giornali che non sono divisibili

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        Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet

      London 1931 London, [1931]. Number 84 (?) of 100 copies. Folio. Title leaf, contents leaf, facsimile "Note by Max," and 5 mounted color plates, each plate SIGNED by the subject of the caricature. Parchment-backed portfolio; plates loose as issued. Split along fold of portfolio flap, else near fine . Rare portfolio commemorating Coward's hugely successful 1929 operetta. "Sentiment is out of fashion," says Beerbohm in his note. "Yet Bittersweet, which is nothing if not sentimental, is not a dead failure ... Sentiment goes on; unaffrighted by the roarings of the young lions and lionesses of Bloomsbury, Bittersweet goes on, too; and Mr. Cochran [Charles Cochran, the producer] (being a sentimentalist), has wished that his survival should be commemorated by me in some sentimental drawings, which are here submitted to you." Along with Coward, there are portraits of Peggy Wood, Georges Metaxa, Ivy St. Helier, and Cochran - each signed by the subject on the mount

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        THE BLANKET OF THE DARK. Inscribed

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1931 Buchan, John. THE BLANKET OF THE DARK. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1931. First Edition. 8vo. 314pp. + adverts. Cloth. Presentation Copy. A very good example showing moderate use in an excellent supplied near fine dustwrapper that has been expertly & modestly restored. Signed & inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "Alice Massey/with love/John Buchan/July:16:31". Alice Massey was the wife of Vincent Massey, the first Canadian born Governor General of Canada (1952-1959), a position also held by Buchan from 1935 to 1940. A superb Association Copy. This tale of Peter Pentecost, a clerk at the great abbey of Osney just outside Oxford whose life is turned upside down when he discovers he is the son of the last Duke of Buckingham, sixth in descent from Edward III, and should by rights be King instead of Henry VIII. Buchan skilfully weaves the story of the young clerk, around a tale of intrigue against the king, where "under the blanket of the dark all men are alike and all are nameless" Peter is destined to disappear "into a world of which there has been no chronicle, the heaths and forests of old England"; Buchan has spun this compelling tale of early sixteenth-century England, lived under perhaps the most repellant figure to sit on the English throne which he describes. "the face was vast and red as a new ham, a sheer mountain of a face".. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Ein Ghetto im Osten - Wilna [A Ghetto in the East]

      Orell Fussli Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, illustrated with 65 images of the Jewish ghetto in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. With preface by poet Zalman Chneour in Hebrew and German. "In the same year that his Paris was published, Moï Ver - under his real name of Moshé Vorobeichic- produced Ein Ghetto im Osten (A Ghetto in the East). The book, with both Hebrew and German text, featured his photographic record of the Jewish ghetto in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius, documenting a way of life that would soon disappear under terrible circumstances. Even more so than Paris, Ein Ghetto im Osten was ostensibly a documentary book, but as he had done in his view of the French city, Moï Ver could not resist pushing the envelope of the documentary form. Once again, he used a variety of New Vision strategies, the most obvious being to take many images from upstairs windows looking on to the narrow streets of Vilnius's old Jewish quarter. This creates odd angles and a dynamic mise en scène for his pictures of people going about their everyday business on the street...But Moï Ver didn't stop there. He also introduced cinematic cutting and montaging techniques to heighten the interest... A poignancy has been added [to Ein Ghetto im Osten] in hindsight: it was made at the beginning of a desperately traumatic time for European Jewry" (Parr/Badger, The Photobook).Zurich and Leipzig: Orell Fussli, 1931. Small octavo, publisher's photo-illustrated boards. Very minor rubbing, some light soiling, generally an excellent copy.

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        Motiv från Cagnes.

      Blyertsteckning. Osignerad. 25,5 × 38,5 cm. Proveniens: Konstnärens kvarlåtenskap.. Förlaga för etsningen "Motiv från Cagnes" (25,7 x 39,5 cm), som ingick i Föreningen för Grafisk konsts portfölj för 1931 (nr 44 i katalogen för minnesutställningen i Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 1952)

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        UNTITLED ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH [BURLESQUE CLOWNS]

      Np. 1931. [Np]. 1931.. Original lithograph, printed against tinted ochre background. 44.5 x 32.5 cm plus full margins. Matted. About fine. One of an unspecified edition, dated and signed in the stone, and signed and dated in pencil in the lower margin. George Kenneth Hartwell (1891-1949) was born in Fitchberg, Mass, and studied at the Art Students' League in New York City under Kenneth Hayes Miller, Edward Hopper and George Bellows. His work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago (1923), the Society of Independent Artists (1923), the Library of Congress (1944-46), the Laguna Beach Art Association (1945 and 1946) and the Carnegie Institute (1945), Hartwell worked as an illustrator for CENTURY, SCRIBNER'S and THEATRE ARTS. He is particularly known for his Depression-era depictions of the worlds of carnivals, sideshows and burlesque houses, of which this image is a fine example. He executed this lithograph in at least four variations, monochrome, tinted and with at least two forms of coloring.

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        Murs et Décors. Complete in 2 vols

      Editions Albert Levy. Librairie centrale des Beaux Arts Paris: Editions Albert Lévy. Librairie centrale des Beaux Arts, 1929-1931. First edition. Hardcover. g. Volume 1; 8, 38 plates: Volume 2: 8, 42 plates, leafs resting in original 1/4 cloth over printed cover boards portfolios with string ties. Gold lettering on spines. Fascinating work on mural decoration. Most of the photographic displays are a reflection of the trendy art deco of the period. Boards slightly rubbed and stained. Minor age-toning and foxing throughout. Text in French. Overall good to very good condition

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        Swallows & Amazons

      Cape, U.K., 1931. 'New Illustrated Edition'. Binding: Hardcover. Illustrator: Webb Clifford & Spurrier Steven. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket. A Near Very Good copy of the 'NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION' of Arthur Ransome classic novel. When first published, the previous year, the book had been virtually un-illustrated with only endpapers, frontispiece & title page illustrations, hence 'New' rather than simply 'Illustrated Edition' 350 pages. Illustrated with 28 black and white line drawings including the frontispiece by Clifford Webb and a map of Wild Cat Island and and coloured map endpapers by Steven Spurrier. In original green boards with gilt lettering. Book - in Near Very Good boards, browned to spine, though lettering still clear & distinct, usual light fading to green colour to edges, some light irregular fading to front. Light wear/rubbing to the back spine edge, may have been strengthened/repaired with a very small closed tear to the top of the spine, a tiny (0.25 inch) to the top of the spine resulting in the lost of a very small fragment from the top surface, not effecting lettering (looks far better than it sounds - SCANS available). Contents, light browning to the illustrated and blank endpapers and light speckling and browning to the page edges and very occasionally throughout, otherwise Very Good, clean, bright and tightly bound copy of this, the far more attractive FULLY ILLUSTRATED EDITION of Ransome's evergreen classic. Illustrator: Webb Clifford & Spurrier Steven. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Children. Inventory No: 000819.

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        RELIEFS AND PLAQUETTES. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection.

      In folio (mm. 390x270), tela edit., pp. XVI,300, con 127 tavv. in b.n. f.t. che illustrano 453 superbe plaquettes italiane in bronzo, tutte ampiamente descritte. Catalogo della straordinaria raccolta di plaquettes e medaglie del XIV e XV secolo, appartenuta a Gustave Dreyfus (1837-1914), e considerata la più importante in questo campo di collezionismo, superiore persino a quella del Museo di Berlino (più vasta ma di qualità inferiore); vi figurano opere di Donatello, Antonio Rossellino, Leonardo, Valerio Belli, Andrea Riccio, ecc. Fu venduta in toto nel 1930 al famoso mercante d'arte Sir Joseph Duveen. Pregevole ediz., magnificamente stampata, di grande rarità. In ottimo stato.

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        THE CAPE COD MYSTERY

      Indianapolis:: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1931 First Edition of the author's first book, the first 'Codfish Sleuth', Asey Mayo, mystery. The notable Goldstone copy of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title with Adrian Homer Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown - acquired in the famous 1981 Goldstone sale of Mystery & Detective fiction. A bright, fresh, near fine copy in blue cloth, yellow titles and rules with some light overall use. Tiny, discreet bookseller's ticket to the bottom of the half-title page. 8vo. 320 pp. "Period who-dunnits recall simpler, more carefree times, and sparkle with the Yankee wit and salty idiom of Asey Mayo, a local handyman who knows something about police work and everything about everybody's business." Marilyn Stasio, Mystery Columnist, The New York Times Book Review.. 1st Edition.

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        Hill and Paul Landacre Signature

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. Custom framed in Ivory Rag board and 1 inch Black Satin Lacquer moulding with conservation glass. Sized to 17.25 x 19.25 inches. First printing Fine Fine condition. Image: 8 x 6 inches, sheet size: 9.5 x 12.5 inches. Printed by Harold Young from the original block on wove paper with a NAVARRE 1547 watermark, this wood-engraving is from a collection of unbound portfolio plates engravinged by Paul Landacre which became the basis for his most coveted work: California Hills and Other Wood Engravings; McCallister, Los Angeles 1931. Strictly limited to an edition of 500, the bound volumes are quite scarce, and carry a dark admonition from St. Nicholas of Arrinstine, in Latin of course, for those intent on destroying the volumes for the images. This wood-engraving was never bound, and thus perfect to be treasured for the beauty of its composition. Without question one of the finest wood-engravers of the 20th century, Paul Hambleton Landacre (American 1893-1963) inspired a future generation of engravers with his confident and rhythmic patterning of contrasting lines of varying thickness, carved from wood. Through his talent and commitment to perfection he held a firm place in the brotherhood of such artist/luminaries as Rockwell Kent, Lynd Ward, and Fritz Eichenberg. The engravings by Landacre undoubtedly set the standard by which all wood-engraving is judged. It takes true genius to coax the vision of illumination, thus light from darkness, from a simple piece of end grain boxwood, and through his refined technique, Landacre's carvings truly become the American Landscape: the vastness, majesty or serenity of the fields, shores, mountains and dunes of the early 20th century California landscape, the furry of a prairie grass fire as only previously described by Willa Cather, or the elegance of a woodland nymph amid the dappled sunlight of eucalyptus trees. By the late 19th century, wood-engraving had all but degenerated into a means of didactic mass illustration, often created by a craftsman, void of the artist's inherent vision. In essence, thorough his commitment to the process and integrity of the wood-engraved technique, Landacre returned the responsibility, and joy, of vision, emotion and thus execution to the artist-engraver. In his article on the technique of engraving wood, Landacre states: "Even a dull sketch may become fascinating by virtue of the change into crisp white lines against the black and challenging nature of the medium. All sins are forgiven as you enter a new field with your design and even the fact that the lines are created by pushing the tool from you instead of pulling toward you, as in other forms of graphic expression, adds zest to the process". Watson, Ernest W. The Relief Print: Woodcut, Wood Engraving & Linoleum Cut. New York: Watson- Guptill Publications, 1945

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        The Iliad. [London:] The Nonesuch Press, 1931. [with:] The Odyssey

      [London:] The Nonesuch Press, [1931] Both volumes in full niger morocco. Covers and spines double-ruled in gilt, title in gilt on spines. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. . Two volumes, large octavo. Text in Greek and English on facing pages. A remarkably fine set in the original marbled board slipcases. With directions for handling the book, entitled "On First Looking into Pope's Homer," laid in. The first volume limited to 925 copies for the British and 525 for the American market; the second volume limited to 835 copies for the British and 465 copies for the American market. The American copies were sold by Random House.

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        History of The 11th Battalion, "The Queen's"

      Printed and Published by The Brixton "Free Press", First Edition, 1931. 8vo [25cm x 16cm], 123pp plus plates and maps [xii, 4pp, xii - xvi, 5-20pp, xvii -xx, 21-68pp, xxi - xxviii, 69-84pp, xxix - xxxii, 85-100pp, xxxiii - xl, 101-123pp], no annotations or markings, list of subsribers glued to font endpaper, internally very good. Red cloth with gilt cover [no lettering to spine, some fading/sun bleaching to spine and edges of covers o/w very good]. No Dust Jacket.

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        The Colophon. A Book Collector's Quarterly.

      Pynson Printers, New York 1931-1950. Formatet varierade mellan 8:o och 4:o. Bandtyp skiftade också med de olika serierna. Original Series, 1931-35: Part 5-20; New Series, 1935-38: Vol. I:1-4, Vol. II:1-4, Vol. III:1-4; The Annual of Bookmaking, 1938; New Graphic Series, 1939: No. 1-4; The New Colophon, 1948-1950: No. 1-8; Index, The Colophon 1930-1935. 42 volymer av 48. Saknas gör Part 1-4 (1930), No. 9 (1950) & "An Index to the Colophon, New Series, The Colophon New Graphic series, and the New Colophon". Pappbanden med rak rygg är mycket känsliga så årgångarna 1931-35 är nötta och med skador, främst vid huvud och fot. Vol. III:3, 1938 har delvis lös rygg. Index-volymen är fuktvågigt.Alla av typografisk dignitet medverkade eller avhandlades någon gång i The Colophon; Bruce Rogers, Stanley Morison, W. A. Dwiggins, Goudy, Dard Hunter, Ruzicka, Francis Meynell, T. M. Cleland, Rockwell Kent, Fritz Kredel, Rudolf Koch, Henry Watson Kent, Rollo Silver, Will Ransom... you name it.Varje artikel formgavs och trycktes av de bästa tryckerierna i USA och Europa. Formatet och pagineringen var den enda begränsningen. Därför kan man se The Colphon som en gigantisk provbok med trycktyper, papper och typografisk tillämpning. Stor möda lades ned på illustreringen med instick, faksimiler, färgtryck och originalgrafik. Det mest sökta originalbladet är en signerad etsning i två färger av David B. Milne; "Hilltop", Part 5, 1931."Scholarly and popular contributions both make perfect reading for connoisseur and amateur of books and bibliography." (Ulrich & Küp sid. 3)

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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.

      London: Methuen & Co., (1931).. First Shepard edition, 8vo, (vi), 312, 8 advertisement pp. Black and white illustrations throughout, map endpapers, with neatly cut out remnants from the d.w. - some foliage, Toad's caravan and the Rat pasted to the front blank, half title and contents leaf respectively. Original green cloth, gilt vignette to upper cover, some very light rubbing to corners and foot of spine, an excellent copy.

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        Sanctuary

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith NY: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, (1931). First edition, first issue, first binding. This is Faulkner's sixth novel, which marked his first commercial success. The story was bought by Paramount in 1932 and was adapted twice for film as "The Story of Temple Drake." As with other titles from this era, copies of this book are difficult to obtain in fine condition. This is a very fine copy in a very fine dust wrapper, which shows a couple of minor areas of restoration.

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        COSMIC RELIGION. WITH OTHER OPINIONS AND APHORISMS

      New York: Covici-Freide, 1931 First Edition. A solid First Edition copy of this very scarce and sought-after philosophical book written by the great physicist Albert Einstein. Einstein argues for a "cosmic" religion not based on rules of doctrines or specific views of "God". he argues that science and religion are compatible and that science is the basis for a more enlightened religion. This book also includes essays on Pacificism, Disarmament, Zionism, and even the new influence of the radio. A fine copy in a very nice example of the very uncommon dustwrapper which has had a few chips professionally restored. Of particular note is the light weight, easily damaged grade of stock used for the wrapper. Extremely Nice. Custom slipcase in fine condition. From the text: "... The religious geniuses of all times have been distinguished by this cosmic religious sense, which recognizes neither dogmas nor God made in man's image. Consequently there cannot be a church whose chief doctrines are based on the cosmic religious experience. It comes about, therefore, that precisely among the heretics of all ages we find men who were inspired by this highest religious experience; often they appeared to their contemporaries as atheists, but sometimes also as saints. Viewed from this angle, men like Democritus, Francis of Assisi, and Spinoza are near to one another. How can this religious experience be communicated from man to man if it cannot lead to a definite conception of God or to a theology? It seems to me that the most important function of art and of science is to arouse and keep alive this feeling in those who are receptive. Thus, we reach an interpretation of the relation of science to religion which is very different from the customary view... Neither the religion of fear nor the social-moral religion can have any hold on him. A God who rewards and punishes is for him unthinkable, because man acts in accordance with an inner and outer necessity... Science in consequence has been accused of undermining morals- but wrongly. The ethical behavior of man is better based on sympathy, education and social relationships and requires no support from religion From the Biographical Note: "Albert Einstein, discoverer of the theory of relativity, and one of the greatest thinkers of the modern era, was born at Ulm, on the Danube, March 14, 1879. His early years were spent in Munich where his father had become part owner of an electro-technical plant, and it was here that the boy, who, curiously enough, showed no extraordinary aptitude or brilliance as a student, nevertheless received the initial impulses which turned his thoughts to physics...Nevertheless, the world has insisted on according its recognition to his genius. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 and in 1926 the Royal Astronomical Society of London presented him with its gold medal. He has been honored by in-numerable scientific and education institutions and has received the homage of the most distinguished and prominent men of his time. His first long tour, in 1921, which led him to America, was in the nature of a triumphal procession and has been eclipsed only by the welcome which greeted him on his second visit to the United States in 1930. He stands unique and supreme among his contemporaries--the greatest mind and one of the most lovable men alive..." Contents include: Biographical Note; An Appreciation; Cosmic Religion; Pacifism-Militant Pacifism, Disarmament, Notes on pacifism; The Jews-the Jewish Homeland, Address Delivered in London 10/27/30, before the Ort and Oze Societies; Opinions and Aphorisms-On radio, On science, miscellaneous.. 1st Edition.

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        Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia. [with] Explanatory Notes to Accompany a New Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia...

      Sydney: [Map] Commonwealth Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; [Book] Australasian Medical Publishing Company, 1931, 1932.. First edition. A fine very large folding geological map in four parts, the overall dimensions of each measuring 80 x 98.5 cm, thus 160 x 197.5 cm. Each part dissected into 18 sections and mounted on linen, patterned green paper to the folded end sections with number labels affixed, the maps fold into the original green cloth slipcase, the publisher's title label to the upper board featuring a key map to the sheets, silk pull out ribbon. The accompanying book, which is also housed within the slipcase: 8vo. (iv), 177, (1) pp. Original printed green wrappers. 11 tables, of which 9 are folding, 1 is full page and 1 is a half page, plus 10 figures, maps etc. set into the text. The discreet ink ownership stamp of Lt. Colonel A. Delmé-Radcliffe, D.S.O., to the upper cover and repeated to two of the first few pages, the head of the title page bearing the neat handwritten date of 1-10-1932. The slipcase worn at the edges and cracked at the head of one of the lower joints, but holding and sound, the map and book in very good condition. Featuring two inset maps of the Admiralty Islands and New Ireland plus another of Tasmania, there are also numerous geological cross sections to the overall edges of the maps.

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        Night Clubs

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition. Octavo. With 16 black and white photographic illustrations, including a few excellent shots of NYC club life. Edge of one page torn, else near fine in a close to near fine jacket, very bright, with a few tears repaired by tape at the verso, and tiny chips at the spine head. A lovely example of this great jacket.

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        ARABIAN NIGHTS

      1931. 2. (STERRETT,VIRGINIA)illus. ARABIAN NIGHTS edited by Hildegarde Hawthorne. Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co. (1928). Large thick 4to (9 1/4 x 11 1/4"), 308p.,blue gilt cloth, pictorial paste-on, spine lettering dulled else VG+. 1st edition. Illustrated by Sterrett in a style similar to Nielsen and Dulac with cover plate, pictorial endpapers and title page, 16 magnificent color plates and 20 partial page black and whites. Arabian Nights proved to be Sterrett's last book, done while she was in a sanitorium for her tuberculosis. Although she recovered from this bout, it recurred and she died in 1931 at the age of 31. Sterrett's style is well suited to the stories of the Arabian Nights and this is a nice copy.

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        THE FABLES OF JEAN DE LA FONTAINE

      London: William Heinemann; New York: Random House, 1931. ONE OF 525 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST AND TRANSLATOR (this is copy #148). One of Gooden's Greatest Achievements,This Copy Accompanied by Eight Signed Proofs 260 x 171 mm (10 1/4 x 6 3/4"). Two volumes, plus portfolio of proofs. Translated by Edward Marsh. Publisher's full vellum, flat spine with gilt titling, edges untrimmed and UNOPENED. In the original(?) gray-green textured buckram slipcase. 26 FINE ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS BY STEPHEN GOODEN (including the two engraved title pages), AND WITH EIGHT SIGNED AND NUMBERED PROOFS, each mounted in an archival mat. Vellum with naturally occurring variations in color and grain (as usual with this edition), joints with minor pitting (from insects?) in three small areas, one tissue guard with three-inch tear, otherwise especially fine, the bindings without the usual splaying, and the unusually bright and fresh text--which has obviously never been read--in virtually mint condition. The copper engravings of Gooden (1892-1955) are among the most beautiful book illustrations of his day. Horne says that he was a "literary" artist who was sensitive to the form of the book, aware of the possibilities of its page for decoration, and able "to appreciate the quality of the books he illustrated." He had "an imaginative grasp of the subject matter, and his witty and elegant illustrations are finely engraved and inventive in design." The present handsome publication was the first to show Gooden as a masterly engraver of animals. Our copy is accompanied by eight individual proofs signed by the artist: the two title pages plus six vignettes. The translation by scholar and critic Edward Marsh is also deserving of praise. Classe, in the "Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English," observes, "This is a translation of the complete work and the renderings are excellent. Marsh brings to the task an observant eye and a sensitive ear. He follows the originals accurately, yet the English is not strained or artificial . Those fables that used a light touch get it, but those that require a graver note are equally well served." Our copy is obviously unread and in as close to original condition as one could hope, the original sturdy slipcase having prevented the bowing sometimes seen in the vellum boards.

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        Untitled [Snowy Herons]

      Basil Ede AN ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING BY THE TWENTIETH CENTURY'S MOST CONSUMMATE ORNITHOLOGICAL PAINTER, BASIL EDE Oil on canvas Canvas size: 30" x 40 1/4" Framed size: 32 3/4" x 46 1/2" This is a magnificent bird portrait by the twentieth century's most consummate ornithological painter, Basil Ede. Not since John James Audubon has an artist so successfully crafted such intricately detailed and elegant compositions of birds situated in their natural environments. Ede fully animates his subject matter, depicting them in life-like poses and using bold and vibrant colors. Furthermore, each of the birds' forms and plumage has been painstakingly and masterfully rendered. The exotic bird seen in this painting by Ede are native to the American Southeast. Ede was born in Surrey, a town in the English countryside, in 1931. It was there that Ede developed a love for nature, and where he received his first instruction in natural history drawing. Like Audubon and Mark Catesby before him, Ede traveled extensively during his life. At 25 he traveled to Far East Asia as a ship's purser. This expedition introduced Ede to Oriental Art, a style of art that would greatly influence his own in the future. In 1958 Ede began exhibiting at Tryon Gallery, the first specialist wildlife gallery established in London. In 1964, he exhibited at the Smithsonian's Collection of Fine Arts. The institution had never before sponsored a show for a living artist. The following year Ede published his multi-edition Birds of Town and Village, which contained 36 plates of birds. In 1979 Jack W. Warner, CEO of Gulf Paper States Paper Corporation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, commissioned Ede to produce a series of paintings documenting every living North American bird. It took Ede more than a decade to complete the project. Ede's works have also been featured at a number of New York City galleries, and have been sponsored by the British Embassy, the Audubon Society, and the World Wild Life Fund. Ede is currently a member of the Society of Wild Life Artists. Nearing 76 years of age, Ede has no doubt succeeded in breathing new life into a classic subject, raising the bar ever higher for twentieth-century bird painting. Perhaps Carl W. Buchheister, President Emeritus of the National Audubon Society, has summed up Ede's remarkable talent best. In a preface to the 1981 book, Basil Ede's Birds, he wrote: "Technical ability is, to be sure, essential for the artist, but to impart lifelike qualities and personality to one's subjects requires the abilities of the true master.This can be acquired only from long hours in the field, in an intimate study of the living bird.Every Ede painting gives eloquent manifestation of such knowledge and understanding.". Book.

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        Far Away and Long Ago. A History of my Early Life. With wood engravings by Eric Fitch Daglish, and an introduction by R.B.Cunninghame Graham. (SIGNED LIMITED EDITION).

      J.M.Dent & Sons, London, 1931.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Illustrator(s) Limited Edition. One of only 110 hand-numbered copies (100 of which were for sale). Printed at the Temple Press, Letchworth. 337pp. Full vellum with gilt lettering to spine and a gilt owl illustration to upper board. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With a frontispiece and eleven full-page wood engravings and numerous additional illustrations in the text. Plus an additional tipped-in wood engraving SIGNED by Daglish. Vellum quite marked and boards just beginning to bow as is customary with this material. Minor crease to head of spine. The lightest smattering of foxing to front and rear endpapers, else a fine copy internally. No dust wrapper, as issued. A magnificent and very scarce volume. Eric Fitch Daglish (1892-1966) was a member of the society of Wood Engravers and a close friend of Eric Gill and John and Paul Nash. A celebrated book illustrator, Daglish produced the artwork for his own nature books as well as supplying bespoke artwork for other publications, most famously the wood engravings accompanying the 1927 issue of Issac Walton's Complete Angler.

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        L'Europe contre les patries

      Paris: Gallimard, 1931. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale imprimée à 2270 ex numérotés sur alfa. Bel envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Pierre Dominique : "en attendant Alexandre et Auguste, ou mieux." Dos bruni comportant trois petits manques, exemplaire exempt de rousseur. - Gallimard, Paris _1931, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        [Bericht uber die 2. Tagung für Erkenntnislehre der exakten Wissenschaften Königsberg 1930]. Die Logizistische Grundlegung der Mathematik + Die intuitionistische Grundlegung der Mathematik + Die formalistische Grundlegung der Mathematik. [In: Erkenntnis. Zweiter Band - Heft 2-3 (Annalen der Philosophie - Band X Heft 2-3) herausgegeben von Rudolf Carnap und Hans Reichenbach.].

      Leipzig, Felix Meiner, 1931. The entire volume present. 8vo. Orig. printed green wrappers. Sunning to spine, and a bit of soiling and minor wear to front wrapper w. minor loss of upper layer of paper at two pages, not gione through paper. A few leaves w. marginal markings, quite discreet. Library marking to inside of front wrapper, library stamp to title-page (Mathematical Institute of the University of Amsterdam). Overall a fine and nice copy. Pp. (91) - 105 + (106) - 115 + (116) - 121. The entire volume: (2) pp., Pp. (91) - 190.. First edition of the Erkenntnis-volume from the Königsberg congress of 1930, where Gödel introduced his incompleteness results and Carnap, Heyting and von Neumann held the seminal papers (here printed for the first time) that ended the "Grundlagenkrise der Mathematik" (foundational crisis of mathematics). It is also in this volume that the seminal discussions following Gödel's announcements of his results are printed for the first time ("Discussion on the Foundation of Mathematics", between Gödel, von Neumann, Carnap, Hahn, Reidemeister, Heyting, and Scholz) (Gödel, Collected Works, 1931a) as well as the article which inaugurated the logicist foundation of mathematics, in which the modern sense of "logicism" is introduced (Carnap's contribution).In Königsberg in September 1930, Gödel presented his incompleteness results, a landmark in mathematical logic, at the second congress of scientific epistemology, -a congress which proved to be a turning point in the history of philosophical and mathematical logic. It is the papers presented at this congress which are printed in the present volume, apart from the contributions by Gödel and Scholtz (which were printed elsewhere) together with the seminal discussions that followed the presentation of the papers. The groundbreaking papers that are printed here include Carnap's "Die Logizistische Grundlegung der Mathematik", which furthermore introduced the modern sense of the term "logicism", Arend Heyting's "Die intuitionistische Grundlegung der Mathematik" and Johann von Neumann's "Die formalistische Grundlegung der Mathematik" as well as papers by Neugebauer, Reichenbach and Heisenberg. The present papers, as well as the following discussion, mark a turning point in the history of logic and a cornerstone in the future development of the field. The so-called "Foundational Crisis of Mathematics" was a phase within mathematics begun in the early 20th century due to the search for proper foundations of mathematics and the uncertainty of this quest, which was supported by the many difficulties that philosophy of mathematics faced at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century . The crisis took its actual beginning with the publication of Russell's "principles of Mathematics" of 1903, culminated in the 1920'ies with the main advocates of Formalism and Intuitionism respectively, Hilbert and Brouwer, in what is called the "foundational struggle of mathematics", and ended with the present volume in 1931, following the congress of 1930.With the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry in the 18th century, it became evident that not only one sort of mathematics was possible, and even that some propositions could be true in one mathematical system, but false in another. This was the actual basis for the awareness of a mathematical foundation in the mathematical public, which again was the basis for the fact that the question of the foundation of mathematics could develop -and could develop into an actual crisis. During the first 30 years of the 20th century, almost all great mathematicians worked on their answer to the question of the correct foundation of mathematics, and thus it came to a crisis that developed into a struggle. It is this struggle and crisis that Carnap, Heyting and von Neumann break in 1930, where they present the three great positions of the struggling years: logicism (Carnap), intuitionism (Heyting) and formalism (von Neumann), and it is these three papars that pave the way for the discussion that follows, "Diskussion zur Grundlegung der Mathematik", between Gödel, Hahn, Carnap, Heyting, von Neumann, Reidemeister, and Scholz. They all presented their positions in the most conciliatory manner, out of the comprehension that all parties who had contributed to the crisis had also contributed because they wanted to solve it, and because they were also searching for the best possible foundation. It is also this comprehension that Hilbert takes over, when he, in his program, sets out to prove the contradiction-freedom of infinite mathematics on the basis of finite arithmetic.Thus, the seminal papers in the present volume once and for all ended the foundational crisis of mathematics and any fear of new antinomies

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        THE FOUR GOSPELS

      1931. ONE OF 488 COPIES on paper (this is copy #196). (There were also 12 copies on vellum.). 343 x 249 mm (13 1/2 x 9 3/4"). 1 p.l., 268, [2] pp., [1] leaf (colophon). Original white half pigskin and buckram sides by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt rules and titling on spine, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. In a very fine pigskin-backed linen folding box. Decorative woodcut elements and initials as well as FOUR VERY ATTRACTIVE SECTION TITLES AND SCORES OF STRIKING--AND SOMETIMES MEMORABLE--ILLUSTRATIONS BY ERIC GILL. Printed on Batchelor handmade paper. Chanticleer 78; "A Century for the Century" 26. A hint of soiling to spine (as always), raised bands lightly rubbed (as inevitably is the case), one corner a little bumped, but A VERY FINE--INTERNALLY PRISTINE--COPY, the binding with no significant wear and without any of the foxing that normally afflicts the buckram covers. This is an unusually well-preserved copy of perhaps Gill's greatest achievement as an illustrator, a book generally considered (with the "Troilus" and "Canterbury Tales") to be the finest work produced by the Golden Cockerel Press. The "Four Gospels" has been called by Franklin the finest of all private press books printed between the wars. The success of the work has much to do with Gill's ability to create a harmonious integration of woodcut illustration and typography (his Golden Cockerel typeface, one of the most important ever cut specifically for private use, is introduced here). At the same time that the work achieves an aesthetic balance, it also takes risks with the emotional nature of the woodcuts and with its unjustified page layout. In 35 years of bookselling, we have only rarely seen a better copy of this magnificent book than the present one; the volume has obviously been rarely opened, and the extremely handsome box that protects it reflects the care and affection it has been given over the years.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        CIOPW

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1931. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/Fine. SIGNED by Cummings with initial 'C' in green watercolour to title, b & w illustrations, slight toning to endpapers, original rough buckram, spine very slightly darkened, 4to, limited edition, 124/391. Nevertheless this is the best copy I have seen of this title and consider it Fine. In an unusually very clean and complete glassine jacket.

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        Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu. Eaux-fortes Originales et Dessins Gravés sur Bois de Pablo PICASSO

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard Editeur, 1931, first Picasso edition, one of 305 examples on Rives wove paper (total edition 340). Text by Balzac is here ill'd by Pablo Picasso with 67 original woodcuts (most in-texte) + 13 original full-page etchings (one of them is ”Table des eaux-fortes”); 94 leaves handsomely bound in full black morocco by the important Swiss binder Hermann Hiltbrunner; all edges gilt; handsome endleaves; the original ill'd wrappers and backstrip bound-in; housed in binder's slipcase; overall size 13.5 x 10.5 in. (35 x 27 cm. In excellent condition. This book ranks as one of the most beautiful books of the 20th century. References: ”The Artist & The Book” 225; Bloch 82-94; Goeppert/Cramer 20; Skira 293; Rauch 53; Geiser-Baer 123-1350; Monod 763; ”The Artist & The Book in France” p.339; ”From Manet to Hockney” 92; Chapon p.281; Johnson/Stein, Logan Collection 54; Rubin pp.126-127. This copy is from the important collection of Gustav Zumsteg, the popular Zurich restaurateur, whose frequent guests included Chagall and Braque. Provenance: 1) Gustav Zumsteg; 2) Koller (Zurich).

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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