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        [In Russian:] KONSTRUKTSIYA ARKHITEKTURNYKH I MASHINYKH FORM [Constructions of the Architectural Forms and Forms of Machines]

      Leningrad: Society of Architects, 1931.. 232pp., 40 numbered plates, plus leaf of adverts. Quarto. Original printed green paper boards. Over 300 illustrations in text. Boards a bit rubbed and bumped, with characteristic edge and corner wear, a few pencil notes, but a very good copy of a perishable book, with the fragile backstrip intact. First edition of the second of Chernikov's monumental works on architectural design. Chernikhov (1889 - 1951) joined the architecture department of the Imperial Academy of Arts in 1916. After graduating in 1925, Chernikhov was occupied with production and project work in Leningrad throughout the 1920s and 30s. In 1927 he organized in Leningrad his own Science and Research Pilot Laboratory for Architectural Shapes and Graphical Studies, where with a group of students and assistants he became actively involved in experimental and design work. He was both influenced by and a participant in the innovations surrounding the later years of constructivism and suprematism, and in a series of four major published works, concluding with 101 ARCHITECTURAL FANTASIES (1933), he left a legacy of inspiration for future generations of designers, architects and typographers.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Seed on the wind / Rex Stout

      London : Morley & Mitchell Kennerley, Jr., 1931. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 368 p. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Mystery and crime fiction - American fiction - 20th century. Very good copy in the original silver-blocked, silver-titled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Some minor staining to panels and spine. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Includes slip from 'Boots Book-lovers Library' tipped in at colophon.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        OT MOSKEVYE DO BUKHARYE

      1931. Paperback. 2. RUSSIAN. (PETROVA) OT MOSKEVYE DO BUKHARYE (FROM MOSCOW TO BUKHARA). Ogiz, Molodaiya Gvardia 1931. 8vo (5 3/4 x 7 1/2"), pictorial wraps, some cover soil and wear, VG+. 5 Young Pioneers leave the city travel from Moscow to Bucharest going through Kazakstan, Samarkand and Tashkent. They learn about construction, farming, transportation and a different way of life. Illustrated by A. Petrova with striking color lithographs filling every page. See Leveque: Dictionnaire p. 213 for other. Scarce.

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        Mount Zion or In Touch with the Infinite

      London: The James Press, [1931]. First edition of the author's first book, Peterson's "ordinary issue". 8vo. Full-page illustrations (6 by Hugh de Cronin Hastings) printed in blue on salmon paper (rectos only); illustrations in text, ornamental borders. Text leaves printed in brown on green paper. Pp. 57, [1, imprint], [2, blank]. Pink and gold firecracker paper over boards, pictorial title label to upper cover. Spine darkened, ends bumped, deftly rebacked preserving spine, page edges faintly toned. Inscribed in ink by the author opposite the title page. Very good copy of an exceedingly fragile book. Peterson A1a (with note at p. 7 idemtifying this copy). Provenance: Estate of Duncan Andrews . Inscribed "That clever man, Oswald Blakeston, from that other clever man, John Betjeman". Oswell Blakeston (1907-1985), born Henry J. Hasslacher, was a novelist, poet, filmmaker, and film critic, who had, at time of publication of Betjeman's book, recently made an abstract film, Light Rhythms, and published his own first book, Poems, a Single Word! (ca. 1930). A fragile book; Peterson cites another copy inscribed by Betjeman to Duncan Andrews "- made of fireworks paper supplied by Brock's. They usually go at the spine" (that copy now at Yale). The Duncan Andrews collection of John Betjeman went to Yale in 1994, with some further additions during Mr. Andrews' lifetime. First book of the celebrated author, with an urbane inscription, and notable provenance

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        The Economics of Inflation - A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923 - Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      New York: Barnes & Noble Inc.. Hardcover. 464 pages. Index. Originally published in Italian in 1931. This first English edition substantially revised. Inside front boar is the bookplate of M.L. Burstein "One of the sharpest minds in economics of the last century" - from online reference. "The depreciation of the mark of 1914-1923, which is the subject of this work, is one of the outstanding episodes in the history of the twentieth century. Not only by reason of its magnitude but also by reason of its effects, it looms large on our horizon. It was the most colossal thing of its kind in history: and, next probably to the Great War itself, it must bear responsibility for many of the political and economic difficulties of our generation. It destroyed the wealth of the more solid elements in German society; and it left behind a moral and economic disequilibrium, apt breeding ground for the disasters which have followed." - from Foreword. Gilt lettering legible upon blue backstrip which is sunned along with portions of each board. Bit of writing inside front board otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding intact. A sound association copy of this important work. . Good. 1937. First English Edition.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        [Three Original Prints of Photographs Taken by Rockwell Kent at Jakobshavn (Ilulissat) Baffin Bay, Greenland]

      [Np]. [c. 1931-1935, but possibly printed somewhat later].. Three original glossy black & white 7" x 5" gelatin silver prints. Slight surface variations characteristic of ferrotyping, and some spotting, scratches and other blemishes in the negatives are evident in the prints, one negative printed slightly askew, with some oxidation in the lower blank border, otherwise very good. Until his death Rockwell Kent maintained a collection of at least 31 albums of prints of his photographs, arranged, identified and labeled according to locations/subjects. In that collection, the prints are occasionally identified by Kent in ink or bear his stamp. These three prints are duplicates from that personal archive, and correspond to images gathered in the album labeled by Kent: "Greenland Jakobshavn." The first image, identified on the verso in pencil in an unknown hand as "RK-4-20" (a denotation recording the album and sequence of the particular image) is a view of the Port of Jakobshavn (Ilulissat) in Disko Bay, a wide inlet of Baffin Bay in the Qaasuitsup Municipality in western Greenland, located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The image is of five clapboard buildings in a rocky port village, one building with the Danish flag prominently flying at full staff, with a few fishing boats in the sea in the foreground. The second, identified as "RK-4- 19," is of a whaling kayak on the rocky and pebble strewn shore of Disko Bay with coastal mountains and the Jakobshavn Glacier in the background. The third image, identified as "RK-4-21," depicts the coastal glacial mountains in Disko Bay, with an iceberg calved from the Jakobhavn Glacier floating in the Bay. Kent frequently recorded scenes, people and settings via photographs during his voyages and travels, many of which he utilized as reference material, and are identifiable as such, in the production of his illustrations, prints and paintings made during and after his journeys. Kent made three trips to Greenland, first in 1929, and then in 1931-2 and 1934-5. These images date from the later period. Although obviously best known for his works on paper and paintings, Kent was sufficiently renowned as a photographer during the 1930s that some of his photographs were reproduced in photogravure in a portfolio, MODERN MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, SERIES 1 PICTORIALISTS, published by the Galleon Press. While those photogravures turn up separately with some frequency - usually well outside of their original context in the portfolio - individual original prints from negatives of Kent's photographs are scarce. We note as reference the appearance of a single Greenland print, also duplicated in the core archive, and in the same format, but with Kent's ink rubber stamp on the verso: Swann Galleries, 15 May 2008, Lot 341, ($1300).

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        FAREWELL. Lithograph on stone. 5 11/16" by 3 15/16". Burne Jones 61

      1931. Fine. Fine Original lithographic print on board SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ROCKWELL KENT IN PENCIL: "TO ______AFFECTIONATELY, ROCKWELL KENT". On the rear of the board in pencil is "early proof on board". This print was done in an edition of 100 specifically for the artist. Then the stone was cut down to 5 21/32" by 3 7/32" and three hundred smaller prints were made for Selma Robinson's book "City Child". The stone was then reground by the printer, George Miller, no further images were made. The current print is from the original 100 reserved for Rockwell Kent. & Burne Jones "The Prints of Rockwell Kent a Catalogue Raisonné" No. 61.

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        Les Colonies françaises.

      LES EDITIONS DE LA GIRAFE, PARIS 1931 - Paris, les Editions de la Girafe, 1931, in-4, broché, couverture rempliée aux couleurs du drapeau français, 54 p. n.ch. Cet ouvrage tiré à 921 exemplaires, celui-ci sur Arches (n° 893) sur les presses de Marcel SEHEUR, Noël BUREAU et Georges PILLEMENT étant directeurs littéraires et artisitiques. Contient vingt et une illustrations en couleurs in-texte par divers illustrateurs modernes : Jean DUFY, CZOBEL, DIGNIMONT, Marcel GROMAIRE, Paul SIMON, Tade MAKOWSKI, Yves ALIX, Hermine DAVID, Gérard COCHET, André LHOTE, Edouard GOERG, Marcel MOUILLOT, Alexandre RALLI, LABOUREUR, Léopold GOTLIEB, Kiyoshi HASEGAWA, R. RIMBERT, Pierre DUBREUIL, PERKROHG, Pierre HODE, Emile COMPARD. Textes de : Fernand VALLON, Louis DE GONZAGUE FRICK, Jean RAVENNES, Gabriel BRUNET, J.M. AIMOT, Georges GIRARD, Louis LEON-MARTIN, Paul FIERENS, Suzanne DEFIOL, René JOUGLET, François VALDI, Marius Ary LEBLOND, René MORAND, Henri STRENTZ, Jane HUGARD, André RIVOLLET, Georges PILLEMENT, André MORA, Noel BUREAU, Henri HERTZ, Robert REY. Auteurs et artistes conjuguent leurs talents pour dresser un tableau de la présence française outre-mer lors de l'exposition coloniale de 1931. Déchirures au dos, salissures sur la couverture. Livres

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        Cuban Cookery. Gastronomic Secrets of the Tropics, with an Appendix on Cuban Drinks

      Havana, Cuba: Molina & Cia, 1931. Octavo, 158 pages. Illustrated with line drawings by Conrado Massaguer. A later but early edition of the first Cuban cookbook printed in English. De Baralt was the American wife of a Cuban doctor who moved to Havana around the turn of the century. She clearly felt at home there, as she refers to Cuban food as "our" cuisine throughout. She also exhibits a notable understanding of other world cuisines in her introduction, in which she tries to locate Cuban cooking relative to others - favorably of course. The book contains an appendix of fifty-three cocktails and refrescos, including what is the first printed recipe for a Cuban mojito, here called a 'Cuban Mojo'. The mojito is widely considered to have appeared and become popular in Cuba in the 1920s, but this is its first appearance in print. Tiny bit of wear to the publisher's printed red pasted down label on black cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, "To Dean Gildersleeve, Whom the university women of Cuba are so proud to have met. May she return to us someday! Blanche Z. de Baralt, Havana, Nov. 22/41." The recipient was Virginia Gildersleeve, President of Barnard College and member of the United Nations Charter Committee. [OCLC locates 7 copies]

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        POEMA DEL CANTE JONDO

      Ediciones Ulises, Madrid 1931 - Primera edición. Ejemplar encuadernado en media tela con punteras y títulos en oro. Falta cubierta posterior 171 págs.

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        GERALD FORD'S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK] PIONEER ANNUAL OF 1931, SIGNED 9 TIMES BY FORD

      South High School June 1931, Grand Rapids, MI - Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in textured gray cloth, gilt-stamped on the front cover; 171 pages. A typical high school yearbook, filled with small individual photographs of students as well as larger group poses and with many student autographs throughout. What makes this extraordinary is that it belonged to a high school classmate of future President Gerald Ford and Ford has SIGNED the book no less than nine times with three different forms of his signature. On page 24 near his printed individual portrait and a commentary listing him as a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council, Sodalitas Latina, the glee club, and the football, basketball, and track teams (captain of the football team that won a state championship his senior year), Ford has SIGNED as "Gerald Ford." At other places in the book, on or around photographs depicting him, Ford has SIGNED seven times as "Jr." (Apparently his high school nickname, Ford was born Leslie King, Jr. and renamed Gerald Ford, Jr., after his adopted father). On page 108, listing members of the National Honor Society, Ford has SIGNED once again, this time as "Gerald." The athletic group photographs depicting Ford are interesting and may be otherwise unknown. All in all, a remarkable association piece that is certainly one of the earliest autographs of Gerald Ford to appear on the market. Light and expected wear and soiling. Very Good, and we do not hesitate to say, fairly scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        [GERALD FORD'S HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK] PIONEER ANNUAL OF 1931, SIGNED 9 TIMES BY FORD

      Grand Rapids, MI: South High School, June 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Light and expected wear and soiling. Very Good, and we do not hesitate to say, fairly scarce. Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-1/2") bound in textured gray cloth, gilt-stamped on the front cover; 171 pages. A typical high school yearbook, filled with small individual photographs of students as well as larger group poses and with many student autographs throughout. What makes this extraordinary is that it belonged to a high school classmate of future President Gerald Ford and Ford has SIGNED the book no less than nine times with three different forms of his signature. On page 24 near his printed individual portrait and a commentary listing him as a member of the National Honor Society, the Student Council, Sodalitas Latina, the glee club, and the football, basketball, and track teams (captain of the football team that won a state championship his senior year), Ford has SIGNED as "Gerald Ford." At other places in the book, on or around photographs depicting him, Ford has SIGNED seven times as "Jr." (Apparently his high school nickname, Ford was born Leslie King, Jr. and renamed Gerald Ford, Jr., after his adopted father). On page 108, listing members of the National Honor Society, Ford has SIGNED once again, this time as "Gerald." The athletic group photographs depicting Ford are interesting and may be otherwise unknown. All in all, a remarkable association piece that is certainly one of the earliest autographs of Gerald Ford to appear on the market.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        4 portraits de Marcel Blanc *

      - Dessins originaux à la mine de plomb, trois étant signés, au format 30 x 21 sur joli papier légèrement teinté. Cet ensemble décline quatre fois le même sujet, du plus sage de 3/4 jusqu'à une représentation quasi surréaliste en pied d'un homme à tête de cheval sans buste avec les fesses sous le menton (pour un dessin vendu sous le manteau ?), en passant par la mise sous verre d'une variante sans buste baignant dans l'eau gazeuse. Santé ! Un comble pour l'artiste que ce sujet à l'opposé des myriades de compositions faisant l'éloge de nos buveurs & vignerons.La victime, Marcel Blanc, originaire de Marnand (VD) est née en 1931. Il fut chef d'équipe chez Henniez (d'où les bulles - j'espère n'en pas faire dans cette notice) et pratiquait la mise en scène à côté de ses activités professionnelles; il dirigea l'acteur Vincent Pérez, alors encore enfant.Cet ensemble graphique vif et humoureux fait la synthèse de cette "vie double illustre".A peine avions-nous collecté ces quelques informations, grâce à l'obligeance de quelque aimable collaborateur de la maison henniez que cette dernière se faisait racheter par Nestlé - Nous jurons n'y être pour rien !

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Die Filmwoche. Hier 9. Jahrgang 1931 in 52 Einzelheften fast KOMPLETT ! Heft 1 fehlt ! Trotzdem 52 Heft da der Jahrgang 53 Hefte beinhaltet.,

      Berlin, Filmschriften Verlagsgesellschaft, 1931 - 4°, zusammen ca. 1670 Seiten mit zahlr. Abbildungen, 52 illustr. Originalhefte - teils mit ganz leichten Gebrauchssp. sonst sehr guter Zustand - Heft 1 fehlt ! 1931. a73320 Sprache: de [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Compleat Angler

      London: Harrap, 1931. 4to, [1-4], 5-224pp. With 12 color plates with descriptive tissue guards, decorations, 25 b/w drawings and pictorial endpapers by Rackham. Original full gilt-stamped vellum, spine with gilt-stamped design of a fish, gilt top, with an original watercolor signed ÒArthur RackhamÓ on each cover. In a slipcase. Edition de luxe, limited to 775 copies, signed by Rackham in the colophon. This copy has original watercolors of illustrations by Rackham added to both covers. Although Rackham is known to have had an interest in designing bindings, drawing tools for Sangorski and Sutcliffe for example, no binding decorated by him by hand is known. However, as a commercial artist who habitually extra-illustrated books for booksellers and collectors, itÕs not unreasonable to imagine he may have been commissioned to create this unique copy, using the illustrations at p. 68 and p. 108 to illuminate the front and back covers. While we cannot guarantee the watercolors are certainly by Rackham, we cannot also be sure they are not, and the preponderance of evidence might tend towards them being Rackham though perhaps not at his best (as one might expect since it is a late book and they were surely executed towards the end of his life). Futhermore, it would be very odd for a copyist to create an object that the original artist was never known to have created.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Les Oiseaux de l'Indochine Française, volumes I-IV, complete

      Aurillac: Imprimerie du 'Cantal Républicain,' 1931. First edition.. Professional repairs to calf at the top of the spine of volume 3, some text pages with scattered foxing; overall, a bright and clean copy in near fine condition in an elegant and attractive fine binding.. Pp. lvi, 279, (1), xlvi; 339, lxv; 318, lxxiii; 296, lxvi; with 67 fine color lithograph plates after H. Gronvold by John Bale and Sons, all volumes with separate indexes. Contemporary straight-grained Victorian red calf leather, with four raised bands on the spine lettered in gilt in three of the four compartments, all covers with beveled edges and blind tooling, (all original printed gray wrappers bound in place), French marbled endpapers, sm 4to. Published on the occasion of the Exposition Coloniale Internationale held in Paris in 1931. This is the classic early work on the avifauna of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with some species new to science described. The authors examined over 3000 specimens during the compilation of this work. No ownership marks.

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        Rifleman and Hussar

      John Murray, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 412 pages. Publisher spelt Johh Murray on title page. Gift inscription by the author. Spine qiute neatly re-attached. Foxing on endpapers. All illustrations present. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

      [Bookseller: M Godding Ltd]
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        The Unknown War

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

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        DRACULA

      GROSSET AND DUNLAP 1931 - Stunning near fine book and jacket. Grosset and Dunlap 1897 reprint. These are considered dated 1931 in conjunction with the Universal Picture's Photo Play starring Bela Lugosi. The book still has its scarce original dust jacket. The book also contains many illustrations from scenes of the photoplay. The book is in stunning crisp condition, with vibrant red boards, still maintaining their original sheen. This is most unusual as this book does not hold up well and is often found with discolored boards, with badly fraying, ripped and dried spines. The book has sharp corners and no edgewear. The internal pages and end papers are bright, clean, and flat with no marks, no foxing, no bent pages, and no stains. A beautiful clean, crisp example of this scarce collectible book. Unfaded black top stain applied by publisher. Stunning book appearing as unread! Please see images for more details. The book comes with its scarce original dust jacket having benefited from some slight restoration to the spine tips by an expert paper conservator and shows as a striking near fine example. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with No edgewear, No chips, No rips, No fading, No rubbing, No staining and No foxing. Richly toned beautiful jacket, in scarce, near fine condition. Please see detailed images. Fun, special and unique example of one of the most sought after photoplay books. Perfect gift for a photoplay or horror collector! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tiny Carteret

      Hodder and Stoughton Limited London 1931 - First Edition in first issue dustjacket with 7/6 price at spine. Spurrier dustjacket art. Hubin listed mystery novel featuring Ronald Standish who is a secret agent in a fictional European country. One reviewer of Sapper novels describes Standish as a "rugby forward and all around sportsman who I suspect was a late attempt of McNeile's to come up with a younger unmarried version of Drummond." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, a vertical scrape at mid spine has caused some abrasions and few tiny holes, three inch closed tear at top front panel, few tiny edge chips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dali ou l'Anti-Obscurantisme

      Paris, Corti 1931.. gr.-8°. 29 (1) S., 10 Taf. OKart. m. Deckelschild. Umschl. geknittert. Taf. vers. gestemp. - (Éditions Surréalistes) EA. Eines v. 616 num. Expl. (600 Exemplaires sur vélin blanc, numérotés de 16 a 616).

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        Köpfe des Alltags

      Verlag Hermann Reckendorf, Berlin,, 1931. Unbekannte Menschen. Einleitung von Curt Glaser. Folio. Original spiral bound leaves in the original black wrappers, titles to upper wrapper in blind. 80 full-page photographic plates. Some minor spotting to the lower margins, wrappers a little used. Very good indeed. First Edition, First Printing, Spiral bound issue. The scarcer and more desirable state of a key photobook.

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        Le grand troupeau *

      NRF, Paris 22.10.1931. - Broché 22 x 17, couverture imprimée. Tranches et gardes jaunies. Roman-réquisitoire contre la guerre. Édition originale. L'un des 109 exemplaires de tête, numérotés et réimposés sur vergé, outre 822 vélin.

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        Fall, Assiniboine River [Original Colour Woodcut]

      1931. () Fine. Original colour woodcut. Signed at the bottom right corner, in pencil, by the artist. 8.5" X 7.25" (26.5 X 18.5 cm). In decorative painted wooden frame and beige matting. Frame measures 15.5" X 13.5" (39 X 34.5 CM) and is painted dark brown, there are wooden squares which have been painted a more reddish brown attached at the corners for decoration. The frame has a metal hanger at the back. The woodcut displays bright and warm autumn colours which fill the soft, organic shapes trees, water and clouds. Boulet MBL150. Edition of 200. The Assiniboine River is a 1,070-kilometre (660 mi) river that runs through the prairies of Western Canada in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It is a tributary of the Red River. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. Phillips' work reflects his direct response to nature. Signed by Walter J. Phillips..

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        Carmen and letters from Spain *

      Harrison of Paris, New-York 9.1931. - Reliure signée demi cuir de Huser, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, couverture illustrée, étui bordé. Restauration discrète mais visible aux charnières supérieures, à un nerf et en queue. L'un des 50 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon, outre 595 Rives et 20 hors commerce. L'un des plus rares livres de Barraud, puisque publié et essentiellement distribué aux États-Unis, ici enrichi d'une encre originale en noir et sépia, variante du motif illustrant la page de frontispice ou de celui des prêtres portant croix de la page 119, ce dernier rehaussé de gouache.Cette étrange travail de reliure en série de Huser, dont nous avons eu trois exemplaires, a souvent mal vieilli et portait à chaque fois des traces d'inhabituel usage ? Est-ce à cause de matériau particulièrement fragile ou en raison de quelque décalage culturel dont le fin mot nous échapperait ? On nage en plein mystère.

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        VERSES WRITTEN IN EARLY YOUTH

      (London): Privately Printed (Unwin), 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Some rubbing along joints and edges. Near Fine and obviously a very desirable copy of a scarce book. Bound in full polished greem calf leather by Bayntun Bath with gilt-ruled borders and spine and contrasting morocco spine labels with gilt lettering, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Of a total of only 62 copies printed, this is Copy #1 of only 12 printed on handmade paper and SIGNED by the author, a noted journalist turned writer of mysteries, including THE MIDDLE TEMPLE MURDER (1918), a favorite of Woodrow Wilson's, and THE CHARING CROSS MYSTERY (1923).

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Century. Daily Life, Customs and Learning The Moslims of the East-Indian Archipelago.

      Leyden & London Luzac & Co First English Edition 1931 - 8vo. vi, 309pp plus errata leaf. Illustrated with 20 plates and 2 maps, one folding. Recently neatly rebound in brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. A very good copy of this scarce title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers]
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        Mourning Becomes Electra: A Trilogy

      Horace Liveright 1931 - Limited to 550 copies, #'s 501-550 being the author's presentation copies. This is #532 SIGNED by Eugene O'Neill on the limitation page. This copy belonged to Waring Jones, but cannot be proven because it is not inscribed. Cream colored velum boards, with beveled edges, dark brown leather spine label with gilt lettering. Some pages unopened. The book is in excellent condition with just light soiling. Lacking the slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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        Mario and the Magician [Signed]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy of the first American edition, first printing (spine ends pushed, rub to the front board's leading bottom front corner -- otherwise rather light edge wear), in a Very Good + dust jacket (rubbing at the edges, spine head shows some chipping and rubbing -- barely touching the "T" in "Thomas", light chipping and some tiny tears at the flap turns and top of the front panel --- still about the nicest example of this dust jacket that we have seen with other examples showing considerably more wear), SIGNED BY THOMAS MANN on the half-title. Perhaps Mann's most overtly political tale, the novella begins with a narrator who recounts his family's trip to the resort area of Torre di Venere, Italy, and the discomfort they felt due to the prevailing sense of Italian nationalism. In the story's second half, a hypnotist, Cipolla, performs his act at the resort and exerts his control on the audience --- likely paralleling the influence of authoritarian leaders on their respective populations. From the gathered crown he singles out Mario, a local citizen, and exercises his hypnotic powers upon him, toying with Mario before the crowd and inducing Mario to reveal publicly his innermost thoughts, thus baring his sole before all within hearing. Furious at this treatment, Mario then revenges himself by murdering Cipolla, an act which frees the audience from Cipolla's control. Thomas Mann won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature "principally for his great novel, Buddenbrooks, which has won steadily increased recognition as one of the classic works of contemporary literature". This copy belonged to Academy Award-Winning Actor Jack Palance and the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property is loosely laid in. Signed copies of Thomas Mann's first editions, especially in English translations are not common. While signed Limited Editions are usually available, signed copies of his trade editions scarcer. Copies of the first American edition of Mario and the Magician in collectable condition, especially in the dust jacket, are rather uncommon, and signed copies of this novella in any language are absolute hen's teeth. A Very Good + copy, SIGNED BY THOMAS MANN. Jack Palance's copy. QUITE SCARCE TO RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Leurs Enfants. [The Children] Traduit de l'anglais par Louis Gillet

      Paris: Librairie Plon. 1931. First French Edition, Inscribed by the author, on the front free endpaper, "L.B. / from E.W. / aout 1931". 16mo; 304pp; yellow printed paper wrappers printed in black with author and title, translator and publisher on front cover, reverse of wrapper is cover for another title from Plon; wrappers dusty, spine a bit soiled, ex-libris of Leon Belugou on verso of front wrapper, very good. The first edition was published in 1928; this French translation not cited by Garrison. Louis Gillet, the translator of this novel was the curator of a museum at Chalis as well as a literary critic and art historian, who eventually became one of France&#39;s "immortals" a member of the Academie Francaise. His first translation of one of Wharton&#39;s novels was in 1927 when he published Le Bilan (The Mother&#39;s Recompense). Her evident approval of Gillet&#39;s previous translation led to this 1932 translation. Wharton&#39;s friendship with Gillet continued until her death; he was one of the mourners at her funeral. French editions of Edith Wharton&#39;s novels are scarce. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/9059.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        These 13

      New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good+. Limited Edition. Number 23 of 299 copies SIGNED by Faulkner. Light soiling to boards, still a nice, tight copy of this great collection. Cloth.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        GUYS AND DOLLS (Advance Review Copy of the 1st Edition)

      New York: Stokes, 1931. Runyon, Damon. GUYS AND DOLLS. NY: Stokes, 1931. First Edition. Uncorrected Advance Review Copy of the First Edition, perfect bound in THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED WRAPPERS which match the original dustjacket. Date-stamped by the publisher on the preliminary blank: "Pub&#39;n Date Aug 20 1931" and despite some chipping, light wear, a partial clean tear along the fold of the rear wrapper and a touch of light staining, this is a Very Good firm and unrestored example with great eye appeal. GUYS AND DOLLS is a notoriously difficult first edition to find, especially in DJ. The 1955 film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra stayed remarkable true to the quirky Runyon-esque world of argot-driven New York Gangsters and their madcap "dolls." A very hard-to-find book, missing from most "Literature Into Film" collections. Housed in a quarter morocco slipcase. . First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        THE HOLY LAND UNDER MANDATE

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1931. Very fine in original dust jackets and cardboard slipcase with paper spine label. Spine gilt of Vol. I somewhat darkened, frontispiece a little wavy. Pages unopened. Uncommonly nice copy.. First edition Two volumes. xvii, 361p; xii, 436p. Illustrated from photographs. Folding map in rear pocket of Vol. II. Introduction by James T. Shotwell. Gilt-titled green cloth A complete, impartial and comprehensive survey of the whole Zionist problem". (From slipcase label).

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack For 1931

      John Wisden, London, United Kingdom 1931 - Brown cloth boards stamped in gilt. Gilt on upper board bright and clean. Binding tight and square. Yellow end papers, small printed quality slip tipped in. Slight wear at top and bottom of spine including gilt lettering. Very slight bubbling at top corner of upper board but generally an exceptionally nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jack Payne (Books)]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1931

      John Wisden & Co. 1931 - Sixty-eighth edition. Original hardback. Edges of spine worn and thready, head and tail rubbed, contents shaken and front gutter exposed. A fair copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Dessins *

      R-A.Corrêa, Paris 1931. - En feuilles 29 x 23, couverture imprimée à rabats, étui. Neuf. Album peu fréquent, d'un tirage total sus mentionné, surtout complet car la tentation devait être grande d'en encadrer l'une ou l'autre planche. Quelques exemplaires en auraient été brochés sur spirale métallique.Préfacé par l'éditeur, une suite d'images représentatives des divers talents de Géa - certaines planches sont remarquables - d'où émergent quelques visages familiers: Budry, Bosshard, le fameux docteur Rochat qui fût compagnon de la première heure et collectionneur averti de l'artiste, dont on acquis il y a belle lurette la copieuse bibliothèque - il nous manque toujours les pages (de textes !!!) 17 à 20 de son exemplaire de "Terre du ciel" de Ramuz ymagé par Hunziker, un des exemplaires du tirage basique de l'édition Gonin de 1941.Notre exemplaire, parmi les 25 hors commerce, est accompagné d'un dessin original signé de l'artiste (tous les volumes de cette tranche de tirage le furent-ils ?), à la mine de plomb et au format de 27 x 18, daté du 31 juillet 1926 à Ostende (Belle Gique), figurant un jeune garçon en costume traditionnel, peut-être un pâtre ou un marin ou.Une remarque s'impose: les dessins de G?A des années trente sont rarissimes, en témoigne le peu d'oeuvres de cette époque présentées à la rétrospective de 2002 au Musée Histérique de Lausanne. Les quelques-uns que nous connaissons ont ceci de particulier, et le nôtre ne fait pas exception, d'une facture hyperlèchée (on connaît la spontanéité plus conventionnelle du dessinateur qui croquait sur le vif des motifs à tout bout de champs et ne s'embarassant pas de trop de détail) et d'une construction quasi cubiste - Voir par exemple le remarquable portrait de Gide page 25 de la publication d' Antoine Baudin (En-Bas, 2002) de l'expo pré citée. On y trouvera quelques peu avant la reproduction d'une huile sur toile contemporaine à notre dessin "Pêcheurs à Ostende", 1926.Exceptionnelle condition pour ce recueil de dessins, une réunion inégalée en choix et en qualité, qui oscillent entre Pablo et Cocteau. Mais pas la moindre allusion à la vigne qui deviendra le sujet de prédilection de bien des amateurs de son oeuvre et qui lui inspira de nombreuses compositions.Garçon, trois de Saint-Saph' ! Édition originale. Parmi 195 exemplaires numérotés sur papier demi-grain L'un des 25 H.C., après 5 Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Kandinsky (with One woodcut)

      Cahiers D&#39;art, 1931. Grohmann Will. Paris: Editions " Cahiers d&#39;art ", 1931. Quarto, editor paper-hard-boards binding, in printed slipcase. Illustrated with a colored woodcut by KANDINSKY and numerous plates in black. This is one of the 500 copies printed on Torpes vellum paper, of a total edition of 610 numbered copies. Sixth book of the series " Les Grands Peintres d&#39;Aujourd&#39;hui ".. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Kandinsky.

      [Bookseller: Marninart, Inc (ABAA-ILAB)]
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        Medicine in Virginia in the Eighteenth Century, First Edition, Two Volumes

      Garrett & Massie, 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Blanton, MD, Wyndham B. Medicine in Virginia in the Eighteenth Century First Edition, Volumes 1 & 2 of the 3 Volume Set. Garrett & Massie, 1931. Two Volumes. 466 and 449 pages, respectfully. 7-3/4 x 10-1/2 inches. Both volumes have some rubbing and mild wear. Very Good Overall to both.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Atlas Anatomicum Cerebri Humani. 168 cuts through the Human Brain

      Amsterdam,: Scheltema & Holkema,, 1931.. 11, [i, blank], [ii, index], 14, [ii, blank] pp. Folio (33 x 44 cm.). Original cloth portfolio (in the lowe marging of the front side a very small tear; some minor dust soiling). With 108 magnificent large plates in Helio engravings after photographic records of original sections, and their flimseys. ¶ A very good copy of one of the best Atlases on the subject. Jelgerma did important investigations concerning the small brains and gave with his colleague Cornelis Winkler, the Dutch neuro-anatomy an international reputation. See: &#39;N.N.B.W.&#39; XI, 274.

      [Bookseller: Sylco bvba livres anciens - antiquarian ]
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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1931. With Illustrations by Barnett Freedman. Octavo. Original illustrated vellum, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in the publisher&#39;s pictorial slipcase. 15 colour plates and illustrations throughout by Barnett Freedman. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with a few minor nicks and toned spine panel. First illustrated edition, first impression, published the year after the first edition. One of a limited edition of 320 numbered copies signed by the author and artist on the limitation leaf. A lovely copy, uncommon in such nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The XIT Ranch of Texas and the Early Days of The Llano Estacado

      Small 4to. Green cloth, gilt. xvi, 261pp. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece map, illustrations, 2 maps (one foldout). Very good. Entwined ownership initials inkstamped in blue on title page; owner&#39;s red pencilled occasional brief margin comments erased but sometimes faintly visible. Tight, clean and handsome first edition of Haley&#39;s elusive first book, many copies of which were recalled and suppressed because of a lawsuit brought against Haley. Former owner was a hardcore XIT Ranch aficionado, for 1931-32 newspaper clippings regarding related figures (mainly John V. Farwell) have been neatly tipped to the front pastedown, rear endpaper and rear inner flyleaf, causing age toning. RAFF 1718. NEW HOWES 39. RADER 1731. RAMPAGING HERD 969. SIX-GUNS 894.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED

      London. 13 June 1931.. Two pages, in ink, ca.200 words, on recto and verso of half-sheet of letterhead, with envelope addressed in his hand. Some old discolorations/soiling to letter, not affecting integrity or legibility, otherwise good. To A.L. Collison, in Macclesfield. A warm and charming letter about the recipient&#39;s father: "I remember your father very well, though we never met face to face. He wrote to me out of the blue about something or other ...He was then a bookseller - newsagent - philosopher - breeder of kittens and canaries. I was then an active member of the executive committee of the Society of Authors; and the light he threw for me on the relations between literary wholesalers and retailers was not only interesting - for he knew how to pick out the crucial points - but very useful to me. So I took him on as an occasional crony ... My gardener still breeds canaries enthusiastically; and I think it was the Superman [?] canary that started him. I am glad to infer that though my old correspondent was evidently too interested in things of the mind to make a fortune, his family is none the worse. faithfully G. Bernard Shaw."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Plans for the Empire State Building's Information Desk, Basement and Foundation.

      Architectural diagram plans for the construction of the Empire State Building. 14 items, all pencil on paper or tracing vellum, various sizes ranging from 8x13 inches to 36x48 inches. Included are 5 plot plans showing the building?s outline and the surrounding streets and properties, 5 section plans of existing vaults and the machine room, 2 sub-basement plans, and the details of the pit for the refrigeration unit. Condition varies, but is generally very good; most of the plans have minor folds or tears in the margins. The freight elevator plan has some tape repairs on the reverse, but is not obtrusive. A plan showing a map of 34th and 33rd Streets has the most damage, with tears in the margin, some pieces missing, and some significant wrinkling; probably the least important plan in this collection. The 102 story landmark Empire State Building was completed in 1931 on the former site of the original Waldof-Astoria Hotel. The cost of construction was about $41 million (estimates suggest that today's cost would be close to $600 million), and was completed in less than a year and a half. The building was designed by William Lamb, of Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, whose plans are included in this collection. Considered as the "Eight Wonder of the World", when it opened, the building has had its share of notoriety, both good and bad. Suicides, a shooting on the observation deck, and even a plane crashing into it in 1945, have been part of the dark side of the building?s history. However, this iconic art deco building is as popular as ever, and probably one of the busiest tourist attractions in New York City. One of the most significant parts of this architectural collection is the plan for the rather famous information desk. Other parts include plans for the sub-basement, the machine room, pit for the freight elevators and refrigeration unit, and several plans illustrating the building?s outline on the surrounding streets. A unique collection of New York City history. History1900s.about.com.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Belle chair *

      E. Pelletan/Chez Helleu et Sergent, Paris 1931. - Broché 30 x 24, couverture décorée imprimée rempliée. Infimes défauts. Vers et images lascives, aux lisières de l'érotisme, se font écho par l'élégante typographie qui respire à de belles marges et par une remarquable qualité d'impression sur un voluptueux papier, un Montval cuve pour notre numéro ? Rien ne dit sur les 29 autres dits "de présent" qui pourraient être imprimés sur divers papiers, l'absence de précision étant en faveur de cette hypothèse, vérifiée sur d'autres ouvrages qui comportaient le même genre de flou artistique.Une rencontre subtile. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale. Parmi 30 exemplaires de présent numérotés à la main en romain le cinquième (monogrammé par l'éditeur ?), outre 5 vieux Japon, 20 Japon à la forme, 50 Montval et 150 vergé de Hollande.

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        INSCRIBED CARD FROM HART CRANE TO PEGGY COWLEY, CHRISTMAS 1931

      - A Mexican card portraying the Virgin of Guadalupe. The reverse in Crane's hand reads as follows: "Dear Peggy: will answer your good letter soon. Meanwhile meet Mexico's first lady---the Virgin of Guadalupe. Happy Christmas! Love, Hart." An important item since shortly thereafter Crane and Peggy became lovers; sent four months before his death, probably enclosed in an envelope. Crane had attended the annual ceremony of the Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe around December 12, 1931 and was fascinated by it. This card may reflect that fascination. In very fine condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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