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        Gouache aquarellée signée Paul Allier pour la couverture de Le Roi des Scouts n°19 : Bravo Carbas ! de Jean de La Hire

      Arthème Fayard 1931 Gouache aquarellée signé Paul Allier pour la couverture de Bravo Carbas ! Série Le Roi des Scouts, collection Aventures Voyages n°19, Arthème Fayard, 1931. Exécuté sur un carton Canson & Montgolfier Lavis B satiné de format 23 x 31cm (marges comprises), signé par l'artiste, avec un papier kraft de protection contrecollé sur le bord supérieur. Bel état, infimes rousseurs en marge Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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

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

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        RENAISSANCE PALACES OF NORTHERN ITALY & TUSCANY. London, 1931.

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

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        La Villa dei Misteri.

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

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        Henry van de Velde: de drievoudige smaad aan de schoonheid

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

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        Graziella. Illustrations de Brunelleschi.

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

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        Oeuvres completes

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

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        Il Sarca alle Marocche.

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

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        Arte decorativa navale di Anselmo Bucci

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

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        Arts et métiers graphiques. Numéro spécial 15 Novembre 1931

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

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

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

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        Back Street

      Cosmopolitan New York: Cosmopolitan. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in fine, primarily white dustwrapper. Hurst's soaper of a woman whose love for a man doesn't die when he marries another was filmed three times, first in 1931 by John M. Stahl with Irene Dunne and John Boles; most notably by Robert Stevenson in 1940 with Charles Boyer and Margaret Sullivan; and finally in 1961 by David Miller with Susan Hayward and John Gavin. A stunning copy, as nice as one could wish for. .

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        History of Galveston, Texas.

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

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

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

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        FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT: A CAREER IN PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY

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

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        SELECTED GEMS OF POETRY, COMEDY AND DRAMA

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

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        THE OUTERMOST HOUSE. A YEAR OF LIFE ON THE GREAT BEACH OF CAPE COD. Inscribed

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

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        The Wind in the Willows. Signed Limited Edition

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

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        Köpfe des Alltags.

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

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        The Life Portraits of Washington and Their Replicas (Signed)

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

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        THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS

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

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        Photograph

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

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        THE WAVES. Presentation Copy

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

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        TURKESTANSKIY KHLOPOK. [Turkestan Cotton].

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

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

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

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        Eyes on Russia

      Simon and Schuster New York: Simon and Schuster, 1931. 135 pages; illustrated in black and white with the brilliant photographic work of Bourke-White; the photographer signed and inscribed the book on the front endpaper to "Corliss Lamont...With my sincere regards Margaret Bourke-White"; Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) American commercial photographer and photojournalist (this was her first book) & Corliss Lamont (1902-1995) American humanist, philosopher, civil rights activist; an association copy between one of the most famous humanists and one of the most important photographic artists of the twentieth century, both of whom had long-standing relationships with the then-Soviet Union and awareness of political and social controversy; some wear and darkening to volume cloth; in very good condition.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Margaret Bourke-White.

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        The Sands of Muskeget: A Christmas Holiday

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

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        Southwest Historical Series (Volume I thru XII)

      All first editions All twelve volumes of this complete set are in very good+ to fine condition in the publisher's original maroon cloth covered boards with gilt text stamped on the spines. All are small quartos measuring 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" with the top edge of the text block in gilt and the other edges untrimmed. Some of the gilt text on the spines has tarnished to a darker shade, most of the volumes have a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down and volume I was originally owned by the U. S. Army. None of the volumes are in their original, plain brown dust jackets. The volumes in the set include: Adventures in the Santa Fe Trade by James Webb, 1931, 301 pages; Frontier life in the Army by Eugene Bandel, 1932, 350 pages; Journal of a Soldier Under Kearny and Doniphan by George Gibson, 1935, 371 pages; Marching With the Army of the West by Johnston, et al, 1936, 368 pages; Southern Trails to California in 1849 by Ralph Bieber, 1937, 387 pages; Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trail by Beiber, 1938, 377 pages; Exploring Southwestern Trails by Averam Bender, 1938, 383 pages; Historic Sketches of The Cattle Trade of The West and Southwest by Bieber, 1940, 435 pages; Pike's Peak Gold Rush Guidebooks of 1859 edited by Hafen, 1940, 346 pages; Colorado Gold Rush edited by Hafen, 1941, 386 pages; Overland Routes to the Fold Fields edited by Hafen, 1942, 320 pages; The Southwest Historical Series edited by Bieber and Hafen, 1943, 364 pages. (Clark & Brunet, 19; Howes, S791) Due to the size and weight of this set please contact Town's End Books in advance of placing an order to obtain a quote for shipping costs.Our code number = TB25719

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        Davos 1930-1931.

      27x34 cm. 2 Bl., 52 Tafeln. Originallederband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und vierfacher Deckelfiletierung. 22/42 numerieten Exemplaren. - Aus dem Vorwort: "Dieses Werk, in 42 numerierten Exemplaren ..., deren Skizzen nach alphabetischem Rang folgen, ist von mir selbst in Genf herausgegeben. Es sind originale Lithographien auf Holland-van Gelder-Papier und die Steine wurden nach dem Druck vernichtet." - Porträts von Davoser Persönlichkeiten sowie Gästen, von den Porträtierten und von Roche signiert und viele von Roche betitelt. Mit 2 Sportszenen: Eishockey, Skispringer. Mit 2 farbigen Landschaftsbilder. - Kanten berieben. - Sauber. [11 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Fine black and white photograph of William H. Jackson, famed Western artist, inscribed "To Merle Le Voy from W.H. Jackson 1931"

      n.p 1931 n.p, 1931. (JACKSON, W.H) 7 x 9 inches. . Fine condition . A fine portrait showing the artist seated in an armchair holding a book, inscribed to the prominent photographer Merle Le Voy, who took this and other photographs of his friend Jackson

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Glass Key

      Alfred A. Knopf London: Alfred A. Knopf. 1931. First. First edition, preceding the American edition, and first issue, with the Knopf imprint (later issues have the Cassell imprint). Attractive engraved bookplate on the front pastedown, slightly cocked, and with a small, not too obtrusive stain on the front board, otherwise near fine, lacking the rare dustwrapper. A very attractive copy of the author's fourth book. This true first, English edition is exceptionally uncommon, and flat out rare in the jacket (which this copy lacks). Knopf published in the U.K. for only a few years, and generally produced very small editions. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Penhally

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1931. First. First edition. Fine in a very near fine dustwrapper with the slightest of uniform age-toning. A lovely copy of the author's uncommon and fragile first novel. Gordon's reputation as the "den mother" for the Southern Literary Renaissance has overshadowed the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work, which are certain to be better appreciated by future generations of critics. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Penhally (First Edition)

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, which shows some uniform age toning. A lovely copy of the author's uncommon and fragile first novel, a high spot of Southern literature. Gordon's reputation as a literary socialite--she was married to poet Alan Tate and counted Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Eliot, and Ford Madox Ford among her friends--has overshadowed the excellence and enduring qualities of her own work, which won her both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the O. Henry Prize (beating out the likes of Saroyan, Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Wolfe) before her 40th birthday.

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        To Stære II.

      Træsnit. 1931. 24,6 x 19,2 cm. I passepartout. Monogramsigneret i trykket.. Holger Rasmussen 172

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        Les Metamorphoses. Eaux-fortes originales de Pablo PICASSO. With extra suite of canceled plates

      Lausanne: Albert Skira Editeur, 1931, first Picasso edition of the first major book ill'd by Picasso (and Skira's first project), number 114 of 145 impressions printed entirely on Arches a la main (handmade) paper, signed by Pablo Picasso in pencil on the justification page. The complete book with the classic text by Ovid in French and 30 original etchings by Picasso, printed in black, 15 of them hors-texte. This exemplar comes with an extra suite of 30 original hors-texte etchings with remarques, from the canceled plates. The suite is number V of 10 exemplars on Chine paper. Plate size 12.5 x 8.8 in (31 x 22 cm); 394 pages, both the complete book and the extra suite very well and elegantly bound in full black morocco, fit in a matching slipcase; the original wrappers preserved; overall size 13.5 x 11 x 3 in (34 x 27 x 7 cm). An exceptional copy with an unbelievable state of preservation; the etchings and pages are clean, crisp and bright, void of foxing; the only minor exception is two pages have a small faint stain on one of the edges; also, the slipcase with a couple of minor stain spots. References: Goeppert-Cramer 19; Bloch 99-128; Rauch 54; ”From Manet to Hockney” 91; Lejard 136; Skira 292; Stern 92; Geiser 143-191; Chapon pp.146-148; Matarasso 19; Logan Collection 56; Museum of Modern Art 162; ”The Artist & The Book” 224: ”The Ovid is the first of Picasso's major illustrated books and the beginning of a graphic book production that has continued unceasingly to the present. In his graphic work of the 1930's, the artist often displayed a strongly classical spirit, but his line is never static or conventional - rather subtly distorted to give a sense of freedom and movement”. Castleman pp. 30, 61, 93, 111 & 242: ”In this, Picasso's first serious attempt to follow a text and provide an alternate vision of it, he exploited his innate talent for organizing line into compositions. Even where he depicted the movement of horses, they appear as if in a classic frieze, and their activity does not rupture the picture plane”.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Der Bauingenieur. Zeitschrift für das gesamte Bauwesen. (1925 - 1931, 6. - 12. Jahrgang; 7 Jahrgänge in 7 Bänden).

      4°, zus. ca. 7000 S., zahlr. Abb. u. Pläne, Priv.-HLwd. d. Zt. m. gold. Rückentitel., Blattränder gebräunt, einige Deckel unten m. grossflächigem Fettfleck, innen sauber. Organ des deutschen Eisenbau-Verbandes und des deutschen Beton-Vereins, Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Bauingenieurwesen, Organ des Beton- und Tiefbau-Wirtschaftsverbandes und des Beton und Tiefbau-Arbeitgeberverbandes für Deutschland.

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        Mickey Mouse Story Book

      David McKay Company Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1931. First edition, first printing.. Fine. Yes. 8vo. (2),62pp. Original tan cloth blocked in black on the upper board; pictorial color pasteon. Nicely done black and white illustrations throughout accompanying the stories about Mickey having Traffic Trouble; going to a Birthday Party; stepping Out; and going Fishin' Around. Minnie and Pluto are featured, as well as the seldom seen Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow. The binding is fine and bright with only a few stray marks, a trace of soil and wear; it is very nice indeed. The text has a few fingering smudges and stains else is fine as well. Overall a truly lovely copy and scarce in this condition. This title seems to have been issued in three bindings: pictorial card covers, cloth spine with pictorial card boards, and full cloth with pictorial pasteon. So far as we can determine, the ful cloth binding is the scarcest of the three.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books ]
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        Sanctuary

      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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        LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME

      1931. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME by John Fox, Jr. NY: Scribner 1931 (1931 A). 4to, black cloth, pict. paste-on, 322p., Fine IN DUST WRAPPER AND ORIGINAL BOX WITH MOUNTED COLOR PLATE! (flaps of top replaced)). 1st ed. (no page of ads at the back). Illus. with cover plate, pict. ep's and title, + 14 color plates. The box is black paper with the color plate reproducing the plate on the cover which is not in the text. A super copy of this SCRIBNER CLASSIC.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        Beggar's Choice

      J.B. Lippincott Company Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1931. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Hardcover. Near fine copy in a superb fine dust jacket .

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books ]
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        Figures by a Rocky Cliff

      n.p. may 13 1931 n.p., may 13, 1931. 9 x 12 in. . Inscribed "Pascin Estate/ May 13/31" and stamped with a collector's stamp. Pen and ink on paper. Framed . A sketch of four figures appears on the reverse. A lovely pen and ink drawing typical of Pascin's lively, gestural style

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Gastronomisches Italien. [Culinary Italy]. Map title: Gastronomisches Italien. Karte der Wichtigsten Gastronomischen Spezialitaten Der Italienischen Lander

      Italy.: Ente Nazionale Industrie Turistiche. (ENIT). 1931.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 25 x 17 3/4 inches on sheet size 26 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 9 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, text in German and illustrations on verso. Splits to edges of top two folds on left side with light wear to second fold (these were the exposed edges of the folded pamphlet, overall very good condition. A handsome, richly colored Art Deco style map of Italy by Umberto Zimelli highlighting the food and wine found throughout Italy. Verso includes Deco inspired illustrations of food and wine from different Italian regions. This is the German language version of a brochure promoting tourism in Italy that was issued in several languages. Alberto Capatti & Massimo Montanari write in their book "Italian Cuisine: A Cultural History": "During the two decades of Fascist rule, the exploration of gastronomy was completed by obtaining a complete map of the regions, by sketching out a preliminary inventory of typical products, and by promoting the awareness of local cuisines with books, advertising campaigns, shows, and festivals. The artist Umberto Zimelli was commissioned by ENIT (the Italian National Tourist Board) to create "La carta delle principali specialità gastronomiche delle regioni italiane" (Map of the principal culinary specializations of the Italian regions). This was a map with which foreigners could identify the best products available in the cheese or dessert industry, the best wines and preserved foods, and contemplate steaming bowls of pasta placed between bottles of wine and molds of cheese." A handsome Deco Map - one of the most sought-after items of Italian travel ephemera. .

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        LITTLE SHEPHERD

      1931. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME by John Fox Jr. NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 (1931). Large 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/4"), 1/4 vellum, blue cloth, top edge gilt, AS NEW IN ORIGINAL GLASSINE IN PUBLISHER'S BLUE BOX (slight tip rubbing on one corner of box else Fine). LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY WYETH. Illustrated with 16 mounted color illustrations (including frontis and title page) surrounded by boxed borders in gold, with tissue guards as well. A great copy.

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by John Fox, Jr

      Charles Scribner's Sons NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition thus. Hardcover. Orig. vellum spine stamped in gold and blue cloth with gold rules in orig. glassine. Teg. Fine in repaired, slightly suffed, matching blue publisher box./No Dust Jacket. 322 pages. 28 1/2 x 22 cm. Sixteen full-page color illustrations including frontispiece and title page -- the plates are surrounded by boxed borders in gold, mounted and with tissue insets. Limited edition, copy 345 of 512 signed by N.C. Wyeth. "Throughout his career N.C. Wyeth was constantly referred to as an illustrator, a label he deeply resented, not because layman used it in referring to him, but because those in the art world looked down from their ivory towers and deprecated illustration as a second-rate art form.......he once told a group of students who wanted to be illustrators so that they could make money and become artists -- `fine, but the only trouble is that you've got to be an artist before you become an illustrator." [see: ALLEN & ALLEN p.179]. Brilliant copy, nearly as new.

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        LITTLE SHEPHERD

      1931. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE LITTLE SHEPHERD OF KINGDOM COME by John Fox Jr. NY: Charles Scribners Sons 1931 (1931). Large 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/4"), 1/4 vellum, blue cloth, top edge gilt, faint spot on spine else Fine. LIMITED TO 500 NUMBERED COPIES, SIGNED BY WYETH. Illustrated with 16 mounted color illustrations (including frontis and title page) surrounded by gilt rule borders and with tissue guards as well. A lovely copy of the limited edition.

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        Harmonium

      NY: Knopf, 1931. Second edition, third binding. This edition contains fourteen new poems, while dropping three from the original edition. The complete printing of the second edition consisted of 1,500 copies, which were bound over a period of thirteen years. This copy is inscribed by Stevens on a preliminary blank. The inscription reads: "The basis of poetry is response" and is dated "Sept. 14, 1943." If one could condense Stevens's particular approach to literary creation into a single sentence, this could certainly be it. For Stevens, the pursuit of the real in poetry -- his Supreme Fiction -- is rooted in its immediacy: "Part of the res itself and not about it. / The poet speaks the poem as it is, / Not as it was." Poetry, in Stevens's view, is language used in response to life as it is lived, making this an extraordinary inscription. Stevens signed very infrequently, and inscriptions appear even less often. As a basis for comparison, the Neville copy of this edition, which sold in 2004, was signed ten days after Pearl Harbor and contained a single sentence inscription about war. This is a fine, bright copy in cloth-backed pale blue boards and with the dust wrapper, which is toned along the spine, has a nearly invisible split along the front fold, and has a chip in the upper left corner of the front panel.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Simon Lawrence ]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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