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        Motiv från Cagnes.

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Murs et Décors. Complete in 2 vols

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

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Swallows & Amazons

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

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        RELIEFS AND PLAQUETTES. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        CESKOSLOVENSKA FOTOGRAFIE. Complete in 12 volumes

      Prague, Skarda, 1931-1949. Prague, 1931-1940, 1946 and 1949, first editions of the complete set in 12 volumes; 10.75 x 8.5 inches, over 800 full page photo-engraved plates; short texts, all volumes in Czech, some with English, German and French. Photographers include: Josef Sudek, Jaroslav Krupka, Jindrich Styrsky, Frantisek Drtikol, Alois Zych, Karel Plicka, Jaroslav Seifert, R. Sima, K. Muller, J. Tutsch, and many others. All 12 volumes are uniformly bound in the original publisher's cloth. Covers with avant-garde designs by Karel Teige. Overall, this set is in excellent condition.

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Hill and Paul Landacre Signature

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

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        The Iliad. [London:] The Nonesuch Press, 1931. [with:] The Odyssey

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

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        History of The 11th Battalion, "The Queen's"

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

      [Bookseller: Handsworth Books]
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        The Colophon. A Book Collector's Quarterly.

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

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Morris Stockholm/Södertalje]
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        The Wind in the Willows. Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia. [with] Explanatory Notes to Accompany a New Geological Map of the Commonwealth of Australia...

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        Night Clubs

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Untitled [Snowy Herons]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        L'Europe contre les patries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Chimes, The

      1931. Gaze Upon the Chimes of Rackham FlashingIn a Binding That is DashingOne of 1500 Copies Signed by the Artist[BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, binders]. [RACKHAM, Arthur, artist]. DICKENS, Charles. The Chimes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. Printed in London by George W. Jones for members of the Limited Editions Club, 1931. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 641. Quarto (11 1/8 x 7 1/4 in; 284 x 185 mm). xxxii, [3], 128, [2] pp. Six full-page black and white illustrations, fourteen text illustrations. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere and finished by Chrisopher Lewis, c. 1960-65, in full dark red morocco. Gilt-ruled border. Gilt panel with corner pieces enclosing a pictorial onlay of multi-colored morocco that reproduces the frontispiece, Wet Weather Was the Worst. Gilt decorated and ornamented compartments. Gilt rolled edges and turn-ins. Cockerell endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy. Housed in a red cloth drop-back clamshell box, contemporary with the binding, featuring an onlay of the pictorial vignette from the original buckram binding to the upper side and its title and lettering onlaid to the spine.The great binding finisher Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay and gilt work, integrating innovative highlights with paint into his pictorial inlays. He returned to Bayntun during the 1990s.Lattimore and Haskell p. 67.

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        SERMILIK FJORD [Original Color Lithograph]

      [New York: George Miller, [1931].. Landscape format, image size 33.5 x 47 cm, plus margins. Professionally matted and framed for the former owner under UV Plexi. Not examined out of frame, but visibly about fine, with a very minimum amount of the typical fading to the fugitive blue. A beautiful example of one of Kent's best lithographs, and one of his uncommon undertakings with color. In addition to the primary lithograph in black and white, a blue tint was printed from a lithograph stone, and a reddish-brown color was added via a zinc plate. An edition of 150 copies was prepared, each signed by Kent in the margin, and the stones and plate were effaced. The image depicts an encampment along the Fjord, and it is one of the most significant separate prints based on Kent's periods of residence in Greenland between 1929 and 1935. BURNE JONES 65. ZIGROSSER 52.

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        Sermilik Fjord"

      (1931). Measuring 19 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches in a 31 1/4 by 26-inch frame, this lithograph is a unique signed proof printed in three colors. Whereas the original edition of 150 proofs featured a blue tint printed from stone and a reddish brown tint printed from a zinc plate, this proof displays these hues along with a greenish tint. Burne Jones mentions "trial proofs of all the colors done separately" formerly in the collections of Kent and George Miller; however, he does not describe a proof printed in three colors. Later, the stone from which the key drawing and blue tones were printed was "canceled and reground for subsequent reuse by George Miller." Additionally, "the zinc plate was destroyed." The lithograph depicts a camping scene along the shores of Sermilik Fjord on the east coast of Greenland. Kent lived in Greenland sporadically between 1929 and 1935. Based on his time there and the people he met, he wrote two of his greatest books: Greenland Journal and Salamina. The proof is matted and preserved in a lovely wooden frame with a scalloped design. This is a very rare and wonderful piece of art by one of twentieth-century America's greatest illustrators.

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      Paris: René Kieffer, 1931-39 & 1943.. Four volumes. Large octavo. Uniform three quarter black levant, raised bands, t.e.g., original wrappers bound in, decorated paper endsheets. Kieffer's binder's/bookseller's ticket appears in each volume. First volume professionally rebacked, with the original backstrip laid down, extremities lightly rubbed, trace of sunning to wrappers, about fine. First editions. The first three volumes were issued in editions of one thousand copies, numbered in the first volume. The fourth, and supplementary volume, was issued in an edition of 700 copies. An extensive attempt at a descriptive bibliography of all relevant French language titles in the genre, with notes on the size of editions and the hierarchy of issues. Due to circumstance and the removal in years from the first three volumes, the fourth volume is not always present.

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        Die Brautnacht: Eine Ethnologisch-Kulturgeshichtliche und Sexualphysiologisch Schilderung Ihres Wesens und Ihrer Bedeutung. Eine Morphologie Ihrer Erscheinungsformen

      Wien Vienna: Verlag fr Kulturforschung 1931 Wien (Vienna): Verlag f¸r Kulturforschung, 1931. (EROTICA) First edition. 4to. Illustrated with reproductions of erotic drawings, engravings, photographs in half-tone and gravure after works by Perckhammer, von Bayros, Willinger-Lechner, Manasse, Schein, and others. With eight color plates. 192 pp. With 6 mounted photographic prints. Original gilt-decorated green cloth, slightly shaken with faint wear at foot of spine . Compendium of historical, cultural, social and medical commentary on virginity and defloration, with chapters on anatomy, demi-vierges, infibulation, defloration technqiues. This volume in the "Legitimate Erotica" series includes a Facsimile Photo Album "from the Estate of a Defloration Fetishist Who Committed Suicide," with six mounted plates of suggestively posed nudes

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        Typed Letter Signed

      Pasadena, Calif, february 1, 1931. Fine condition, two minor fold marks. Signature fine, in pen. A thank you note in German, 1/2 page on California Institute of Technology, Norman Bridge Labratory of Physics, Pasadena letterhead. Fine condition, two minor fold marks. Signature fine, in pen . An early thank you note from Einstein while in America before he emigrated there permanently in 1933. "Sehr geehrter Herr!/ Ich danke Ihnen sehr fur die Uebersendung Ihrer interessanten kunsthistorishen Studien..."

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        The Shakespeare Head Bronte: (Complete Novels--Eleven Volumes--Large Paper Edition); Jane Eyre (2 vols); Shirley (2 vols); Villette (2 vols); The Professor; Wuthering Heights; Agnes Grey; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 vols)

      Oxford, England:: Basil Blackwell / Houghton Mifflin,, 1931.. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. # 449 of edition limited to 1000 copies: 11 volumes. Complete as issued. Additional volumes of poetry, etc, added later. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, green cloth, paper spine labels. A very good set over all, most volumes unread, with pages uncut, but many years on the shelf, with minor rubbing to the cover cloth at the corners, labels darkened (some chipped); hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed, with the worst problem being light scattered foxing primarily at the endpapers and flyleaves, and the previous owner's name penned in several volumes on the front free endpaper. Still a beautiful set. Pictures available.

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      [Los Angeles]: Paramount Publix Corporation, 27 May 1931.. [2], A1-J5,[1] leaves, foliated in sequence format. Legal format. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, and somewhat crudely restapled in left margins. Filing stamp on title leaf, some small nicks and modest creases to outer, earlier staple holes in left margin; a good copy. Denoted a "white" script of this, the first sound adaptation of Clemens' novel, directed by Norman Taurog, and as a direct successor to the 1930 TOM SAWYER, starring Jackie Coogan and Junior Durkin. The film was released on 7 August.

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

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      Praha: Druzstevni práce a B.M. Klika, 1931/32. First ed. 22 issues in 2 volumes (all published). 8vos., 380, 315 pp., profusely illustrated. Orange and black publisher's cloth, with original illustrated wrappers bound at rear of each volume. Previous owner's neat stamp, and one small marginal notation, otherwise very good to near fine. This Czech magazine was international in scope and published monthly. It contained images and articles about the current architecture, painting, theater, cinema, photography and design. It included the work of Man Ray, Lerski, Sudek, Moholy-Nagy, Rodcenko, John Heartfield, Karel Teige. Errell, Funke; drawings by George Grosz. The orginal wrappers were designed by Ladislav Sutnar. This is the complete run of this short lived journal.

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        Triumphal March

      London, Faber and Faber,, [1931]. Octavo. Grey paper wrappers printed in black. Two drawings by E. McKnight Kauffer (one in color). A very nice copy. First Edition, First Impression. Presentation copy, inscribed to critic, poet and translator F. S. Flint who collaborated with Eliot in the 1920s and 1930s, "F. S. Flint from T. S. Eliot." This is No. 35 of The Ariel Poems series. 2,000 copies published on 8 Oct 1931. This poem was not separately published in the US, but it was reprinted in Modern Things (New York [1934]), pp. 14-15, and in Collected Poems ([1936]), pp. 157-159.

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        [Quelques tirages de têtes...] Panama or the adventures of my seven uncles

      New York & London: Harper & brothers, 1931. Broché. 19,5x24,5cm. Edition originale de la traduction en anglais établie par John Dos Passos et qui fut imprimée à 300 exemplaires sur Utopian laid paper. Signatures autographes de B. Cendrars et J. Dos Passos à la justification du tirage. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de John Dos Passos. Bel exemplaire. - Harper & brothers, New York & London _1931, 19,5x24,5cm, broché. - Quelques tirages de têtes... broché

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        Fairyland. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul.

      London: A. & C. Black (1931).. First English edition, folio, 126, (2) pp. 16 colour plates and 31 full page black and white illustrations plus further vignettes in the text, pictorial endpapers, outer margin of 2 plates creased with a couple of tears and careful repair, not affecting the image, small strip cut from the bottom of the first advertisement leaf, not affecting any text, small stain to foot of paste down. Original light blue cloth, spine and edges of upper cover faded.

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

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