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        The Murder at the Vicarage.

      The Crime Club, Collins, London., 1931. Second impression. First published in 1930. Octavo. 254 pages. Two pages of adverts at rear. Original black cloth lettered in gilt. The first of the Miss Marple novels.Near fine in the extremely rare pictorial dustwrapper defective at head and tail of spine and with several tears and creases but with the cover image wholly intact. The first impression very rarely appears on the market and its price would be higher probably by a factor of ten.

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        Zeitstrophen.

      Wien - Leipzig, Verlag \"Die Fackel\", 1931. 1. Auflage 204 Seiten (2) Blatt mit 20seitiger gefalteter Notenbeilage in Anhangtasche. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Titel der Einband berieben und an den Kanten bestossen, auf dem Innendeckel Ex-Libris von Dr. Josef Rufeiesen sowie ein israelischer Aufklebner, das Buch ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung an Dr. Josef Rufeiesen, signiert und datiert (Wien 1931). Karl Kraus (* 28. April 1874 in Jicín (deutsch: Jitschin oder auch: Gitschin), Böhmen, damals Österreich-Ungarn, heute Tschechien - + 12. Juni 1936 in Wien) war einer der bedeutendsten österreichischen Schriftsteller des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts, ein Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker, Dramatiker, Förderer junger Autoren, Sprach- und Kulturkritiker – vor allem ein scharfer Kritiker der Presse und des Hetzjournalismus oder, wie er selbst es ausdrückte, der Journaille. Herausgeber der Zeitschrift \"Die Fackel\" (ab 1899). EA, WG², 54. Versand D: 5,00 EUR signiert, signed, Karl Kraus, signierte Erstausgaben

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        Architectural Specifications.

      4to. Milwaukee: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1931. 4to., 5 pp., 15 pp., 117 pp., 24 pp., 38 pp., with inlaid paint, stain, enamel, varnish, and bronze powder samples, color and b&w illustrations, and text printed in black and red. Embossed green cloth boards, with title embossed in gilt, joints and board edges are weak and fraying in some spots, otherwise very good. The original salesman’s business card, and a card advertising Christmas gift certificates are both slipped in. First edition. â€

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        The New Keepsake (Limited Edition Signed By Rex Whistler : In Stunning Condition)

      The First UK Printing published by Cobden-Sanderson in 1931. Number 13 of an edition limited to only 60 copies of which 50 (numbers 1-50) were Numbered and Signed by Rex Whistler, and were for sale. The Book is in near Fine condition. and appears unread. The gilt decoration and titling to the pink cloth covers remains very bright. Text block edges are all gilt and are unfaded. The pink silk tie ribbon is still present. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition with just a little creasing and a few nicks to the upper spine tip. Some fading to the pink colouring on the spine decoration. The wonderful Rex Whistler wrapper artwork looks stunning in the removable Brodart archival cover. A literary collection in the 'annual' style with twenty-four contributors including Beerbohm, Belloc, Blunden, Connolly, Aldous Huxley, Sackville-West, Sassoon, Tomlinson and Yeats. A Rex Whistler B/W illustration precedes each contribution. A very handsome production. An exceptionally sharp copy and scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        How to Read

      London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1931. 8vo. 55 pp. Original red cloth. Lightly soiled, lacks jacket. FIRST EDITION. A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY, COPIOUSLY ANNOTATED BY EDWARD SACKVILLE-WEST, 5th Baron Sackville, and with his bookplate. Nearly a third of the pages bear marks and pencilled notes by Sackville-West, and he reserves his lengthiest vitriole for the end: "The book of an averagely stupid, practically illiterate, American -- a deeply maddening book..." Elsewhere, Sackville-West marks passages as "rubbish," refers to Pound's "poor intellect", and demeans Pound's American English, as when he underlines the sentence "I rest my case." and writes "not English." Sackville-West, the cousin of Vita, wrote four autobiographical novels in the 1920s and 30s that failed to find a large audience. His work as a music critic and as biographer of Thomas de Quincey, however, made him a well known figure. His column in 'New Statesmen' championed the young Benjamin Britten and helped establish the composer's reputation in Britain. His biography of de Quincey, titled 'A Flame in Sunlight,' won the James Tate Black Memorial Prize, one of Britain's oldest literary awards. Gallup A33.

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        Men Who Have Influenced Me by Winston S. Churchill in The Strand Magazine, February 1931, signed by Churchill

      London: George Newnes, Ltd., 1931. First edition. Magazine. This is the first published appearance of Churchill's essay in which he discusses men who influenced the course of his life, a noteworthy copy being the only we have encountered signed by Churchill. The article is prominently advertised in a red banner on the front cover of this February, 1931 edition of The Strand Magazine (Volume. LXXXI, No. 482). The article fills pages 132-141 and is generously illustrated with eight portrait images, a mix of photographs, sketches, and paintings. Churchill's signature is inked in black “Winston S. Churchill” on the upper blank margin of page 133. Condition of the magazine is very good, particularly considering the age and inherent perishability. The covers remain complete and firmly attached, the spine likewise complete with all print remaining legible. We note light wear to extremities, faint creasing to the upper front corner, and minor soiling and spotting. The contents are clean with no previous ownership marks other than Churchill's signature, and trivial spotting appears primarily confined to the page edges. The subject characters of the piece include Churchill's father, Lord Randolph Churchill, Bourke Cochran, Sir Francis Mowatt, Lord Hugh Cecil, and David Lloyd George. The net effect is something between My Early Life and Great Contemporaries, combining vital, insightful sketches of the subject personalities to glimpses into the intellectual, political, and psychological formation of the author. Equally compelling, the essay illuminates the sustaining clarity and independence that carried Churchill throughout the “Wilderness Years” of the 1930s, preceding the purpose and redemption of his wartime premiership. Churchill writes: “In broad view, large principles, a good heart, high aims, a firm faith, we may find some charts and a compass for our voyage…. As we lean over the stern of the ship and watch the swirling eddies in our wake, the most rigid and resolute of us must feel how many currents are playing their part in the movements of the vessel that bears us onwards… I select from Memory's album a few snap-shots, thumb-nail sketches or fading daguerreotypes of people who have impressed me in the past.” Provenance is the Luce family estate, this being the last of several signed items we have offered from the Luce family collection. Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) was a journalist, playwright, Congresswoman, ambassador and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Clare was ambitious, charming, accomplished, intelligent, and promiscuous. Such was her notoriety that in 1944, in her first term in Congress, the 41-year-old Luce was elected “Woman of the Year” by a poll of American newspaper editors, pushing Eleanor Roosevelt into a distant second place. Her life intersected on many planes with her longtime friend, Winston Churchill. She also had a tempestuous affair with Churchill's only son, Randolph, whom she met at Chartwell in the early 1930s while having an affair with Bernard Baruch." Clare was already a force in her own right when she married Henry Robinson Luce (b.1898) in 1935. They would remain married – albeit with infidelities, drama, and increasingly “scant compatibility” - until his death in 1967. Henry Luce was the influential creator of the Time-Life magazine empire. Together, "for almost three decades, the Luces were indisputably America's foremost power couple." Journalist and philanthropist Henry “Hank” Luce III (1925-2005) was the elder son of Henry Luce by his first marriage. This was acquired after the death of Henry Luce III. Not only is this the first published appearance of the article, but it is also the only appearance under this title. “Men Who Have Influenced or Impressed Me” was subsequently published in Collier's as “Philosophers and Friends” and, in 1932's Thoughts and Adventures, as the chapter titled “Personal Contacts”. Bibliographic reference: Cohen C346a, Woods C162

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        Proust

      Chatto & Windus 1931 - Samuel Beckett's first commercially-available work, published when he was 25 years old. This copy made it from England to Australia and then to New York, and now to California. The cover and binding are in good condition with a fair amount of chipping and tanning on the dust jacket. The book has definitely been read, but the pages are in near-fine condition with only the usual amount of tanning. Please see photos to judge condition. This copy comes wrapped in a clear plastic jacket, and is housed in a sturdy black linen-covered clamshell, custom made by Ursus Books, New York. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arts et Metiers Graphiques No. 26, 1931, with Picasso woodcuts.

      Arts et Metiers Graphiques 1931 - Arts et Metiers Graphiques No. 26. Le livre d'art international. 15 Nov. 1931. Special number dedicated to the international art books. It Includes saple of diverse papers and typography, illustration, bindings and fine printing from Europe. Woodcuts by Picasso, Galanis, Vibert, Elskamp, Masereel, and lithographs, heliogravures, and prints by Degas, Dufy, Segonzac, Redon and others. Cover worn, with some tears near the spine, the Inside cover, front and back, partially detached, showing the metal graphs that binding the text block. Illustrations and all pages in very good conditions, with minor defects on the bottom edges. More pictures on request [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fall and Winter 1931 Men's Catalogue: Study The Value, Dress Well And Be Successful

      National Tailoring Company, Chicago 1931 - Folio (19" x 18.5"). 58pp. Embossed decorated brown cloth. Some age wearing throughout. Head and tail of spine frayed and bumped. The decoration on the front shows a scene from "American History" titled "Hiawatha's Wedding Journey" taken from the original painting in color by J. L. G. Ferris. The catalogue shows hundreds of different textile samples (wool) and describes in detail their best usage through full page color drawings and sketches. Also, a section of 12 b/w annotated photos at rear depicting the tailors at work, the production line and the shipping department. A wonderful, detailed catalogue of men's fashion during the 1930's. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        aka Matthew Wellington

      Frere Town (near Mombasa), 1931. Original photograph of David Livingstone's last surviving personal servant and friend, freed from slavery by Livingstone in 1871, Matthew Wellington, his birth name Chemgwimbe, together with members of his family, in front of his home. Manuscript annotations to verso describe the scene, place, year, and some of the provenance. One gelatin silver print photograph mounted onto ivory cardstock matting. Image measures 20,5 x 15,5 cm. Matte measures approximately 25 x 30,5 cm. A rare photograph, suitable for framing. Provenance: "Given to W. McGregor & Isabel Roos, who organised an appeal, in Britain for funds to support Matthew Wellington in his old age." The elderly man seated in the forefront of this image is Chemgwimbe, born circa 1840-1846 into a Yao tribe, taken from his native village as a youth and sold into slavery in exchange for a roll of cloth. While onboard a Portuguese ship, having been sold again to an Arab slave trader, he and the others in captivity, were liberated by the British cruiser Thetis. He was placed under the care of the Church Missionary Society, and through this organization, he ultimately became a faithful and leading servant of David Livingstone, being one of the men who persevered and risked their lives to transport the explorer's body to the coast, so that his final resting place would be in England. After his rescue, Chemgwimbe adopted the English name Matthew Wellington, by which he better known today. He outlived Livingstone by some sixty years, but contributed greatly to the same missionary society. He died in 1935 in Frere Town, where the present photograph was taken only four years before. The present photograph was taken after Wellington received delivery of a proper hospital-type bed and other simple furnishings, so that he could live his final few years with some degree of comfort and dignity. This image does not appear in online sources, and a general search of institution libraries produces no findings. A scarce image which seems to be unpublished, perhaps a one-off, this appears to be the only known copy of this photograph. David Livingstone died in 1873 at the age of 60 in Chief Chitambo's village at Ilala, southeast of Lake Bangweulu, in present-day Zambia, from malaria and internal bleeding due to dysentery. His heart was removed and buried under a Mvula tree or a Baobab tree near the spot where he died. Livingstone's remains were carried, together with his journal, over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) by his servants, Chemgwimbe (Matthew Wellington), Chuma, and Susi to the coastal town of Bagamoyo, from where they were returned by ship to Britain for burial. Chemgwimbe, adopted the English name Matthew Wellington (born circa 1840/1846; died 1935), was a slave in Liberia, when he was liberated from a Portuguese dhow off the West Coast by the British gunboat cruiser Thetis, and eventually became a trusted servant and friend of David Livingstone. He had been captured in his native village several years earlier, at the age of 12 or 13, and suffered much deprivation as a slave. Being of the of the Yao (Wayaowho) tribe, his parents had also been taken into slavery when he was but a toddler. Originally, Chemgwimbe was sold into captivity in exchange for a simple roll of cloth. Packed on a dhow with two or three hundred other unfortunates he journeyed to Zanzibar. He was later resold to an Arab, and on another dhow set sail for Arabia, on this voyage being rescued from captivity. The horrors that took place on that ship haunted him for the remainder of his life. Upon liberation he was brought to Nasik in India, and placed under missionary care. Whilst in India, Chemgwimbe embraced the Christian religion and changed his name to Matthew Wellington. After eight years, he would return to Africa, as a volunteer selected by the CMS missionaries in Naski, and sailed out for Zanzibar, in 1871, to join a search party for the great missionary and explorer David Livingstone who was believed to be lost. About a year later the party would find him at Bagamoyo. The evening before the relief expedition was due to depart from Zanzibar, a ragged tired figure staggered into camp. It was Henry Morton Stanley. He had left Livingstone a month previously, when on 10 November 1871, he uttered the now famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" On Stanley's advice an all-native expedition set out, reaching Ujiji after four months and entering the shady grove where Livingstone had waited wearily. Livingstone wept when the natives arrived. Two weeks later, Livingstone and the party set off on the backward trail, but Livingstone was weak with dysentery. The hostile native groups refused to sell food, and months passed very slowly. The faithful African party realized that they were carrying Livingstone to his grave. He could no longer bear the travel, and at last they reached a friendly village where they built him a hut. These men had become his companions and caregivers, remaining at his side until the end. One night they saw him on his knees, praying, beside his rudimentary bed. The next morning they found him dead. Showing their utmost respect, the men decided that it was imperative to deliver Livingstone's body to his British friends. His heart was removed by his loyal attendants Chuma and Susi, and buried beneath a tree near the spot where he died, which has been identified variously as a Mvula tree or a Baobab tree. A native dispenser embalmed the body, and Wellington made a hollow cylinder in which to carry the corpse. Faithfully, Wellington, Chuma, Susi, and others, carried Livingstone's deceased body some 1,000 miles from the interior to the coast. It was a long and perilous journey through hostile jungles, but eventually the faithful bearers laid the body of Dr. Livingstone at the feet of the British consul who would arrange for the remains to be ferried to England. Wellington settled in a native house at Frere Town, devoting most of his life to working with CMS missionaries aiding freed slaves. He was later employed in Government service, remaining in Frere Town. In 1928, when the Prince of Wales made a tour of Mombasa, Wellington was made a guest of honour at the event. Evidently, the British government was unaware that Wellington was living in a state of poverty, until in his final years, the Kenyan government revealed that he had not been entitled to public funds. His British friends, William McGregor Ross (1876-1940) and Isabel Ross (née Abraham, 1885-1964), began to raise a fund to support him medically and relieve him of immediate anxiety. Wellington died in 1935, which was announced in the British Weekly newspaper. His passing was also described in the Sydney Morning Herald, 24 August issue, by Reverend R. B. Robinson. Some believed Wellington to be 86 years of age at the time of his death; others thought him to be older. Frere town was established circa 1875 by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) as a settlement for freed slaves. It was named after Sir Bartle Frere who played a significant role in the suppression of the slave trade. Here, slaves from Malawi or Nyasaland were resettled. Educational and recreational centers were established to teach the freed slaves to read and write. Ronald Blythe, English writer, essayist and editor, quotes a certain Colonel Hardy who met Matthew Wellington in 1930, not long before this photograph was taken, and describes the meeting and the man in his book, "The View in Winter: Reflections on Old Age."

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        Die Heilige Urschrift der Menschheit. Symbolgeschichtliche Untersuchungen diesseits und jenseits des Nordatlantik. 2 Bände. 1. Textband 2. Bildband.

      Quart, geprägte Org.-Leinenbände, 1 Bl., 783 (+ 1) S., 1 Bl., 194 S., 1 Bl. 1 Bl., 429 (+ 1) S., zahlreiche Textillustrationen in S/W im Textteil und umfangreicher Tafelteil mit Illustrationen in S/W im Bildband, die Einbände sehr schwach braunfleckig, sonst wohlerhaltene Exemplare. - In den Originaleinbänden, das im Impressum angekündigte Herkunfts- und Quellenverzeichnis (zu der die im hinteren Innendeckel angebrachte Lasche gehört) wurde nie ausgeliefert, somit komplett. Hier die Buchausgabe in den Originaleinbänden. Ursprünglich wurde das Werk in Einzellieferungen von 1931-1936 geliefert. - Herman Wirth (1885 1981), überwiegend in Deutschland wirkender niederländischer Geisteswissenschaftler und wichtiger nationalsozialistischer Funktionär sowie Mitgründer der Forschungsgemeinschaft Deutsches Ahnenerbe der SS vertrat die Ansicht, dass in der Jungsteinzeit die germanischen Völker im Zustand des Matriarchats im Einklang mit der Natur lebten. Zu diesem Zustand, der die Reinrassigkeit der Arier voraussetze, gelte es laut Wirth zurückzukehren.

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        Happy Days! [Cocktail Recipes]

      [Felshin Pub. Co.] Robert Ross New York [1931] - Presumed First Edition. This copy with sticker over publishing information on title page stating: "Limited Edition by Robert Ross". Original green cloth, 96 pages, octavo. Chapters on Cobblers, Cocktails, Coolers, Eggnoggs, Highballs, Juleps, etc. Includes recipes for such drinks as Helen Twelvetrees, Doctor Special, Hot Foot, Betrothal, Rumson Bull Dog, Bees Knees, Destruction, etc. "Formerly Chief Mixologist and Bar Manager of the famous Fine Books on Food & Drink Knickerbocker Hotel at 42nd Street and Broadway, New York City." Four copies on WorldCat. Very Good attractive volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arts et Metiers Graphiques No 26, 1931, with Picasso woodcuts

      Arts et Metiers Graphiques No. 26. Le livre d'art international. 15 Nov. 1931. Special number dedicated to the international art books. It Includes saple of diverse papers and typography, illustration, bindings and fine printing from Europe. Woodcuts by Picasso, Galanis, Vibert, Elskamp, Masereel, and lithographs, heliogravures, and prints by Degas, Dufy, Segonzac, Redon and others. Cover worn, with some tears near the spine, the Inside cover, front and back, partially detached, showing the metal graphs that binding the text block. Illustrations and all pages in very good conditions, with minor defects on the bottom edges. More pictures on request

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        Die graphischen Künste. Band XVII bis Band LIV. Jahrgang 1919 bis 1931. Jeweils angebunden: Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst. 13 Bände

      Selbstverlag 1931 Selbstverlag, Wien, 1919-1931. Zusammen ca. 2200 S. mit vielen Illustrationen im Text u. auf Tafeln, Halbleineneinbände mit aufgezogenen goldgeprägten Rückentiteln, folio, (Name auf Titel / Einbände etwas berieben / teilweise etwas fleckig) - komplette einheitliche Reihe mit original Lithographien, Radierungen und Holzschnitten u. a. von. Friedrich Ritschel, H.O. Schönleber, Robert Philippi, Oskar Laske, Ferdinand Lorber, Franz Windhager, Ernst Huber, Franz Hecht, Ernst Haider, Franz Wiegele, Heinz Hoffmeister, Uriel Birnbaum, L.H. Jungnickel, Josef Seger, Theo Blum, Alfred Gerstenbrand, Josel Kraal, Anton Rausch, Fritz Groß, Arthur Paunzen, Fritz Silberbauer, Alois Kolb, Rudolf Schiestl, Dagobert Peche, Anton Majer, Karl Vik, Luigi Kasimir, Switbert Lobisser, Otto Dill, Oswald Roux, Willi Nowak, Ernst Hrabal, Peter Paul Rubens, Norbertine Breßlern-Roth, Max Pollak, Ferdinand Michl, Otto Hettner, Max Svabinsky, Oskar Laske, Arthur Brusenbauch, Robert Kohl, Johan Öltjen, Vladimir Silovsky, Erwin Lang, Elfriede Miller-Hauenfels, Karl Sterrer, Hans Strohofer, Muz Perry, Emma Bormann, Peter von Halm, Walter Clemens Schmidt, Alfred Cossmann, Leopold Graf Kalckreuth, Lili Rethi, Johanne Kampmann-Freund, Paul Paeschke, Otto Richard Bossert, Lilly Steiner, Fritz Heinsheimer, Karl Rössing, Jacopo Tintoretto, Adolf Weber-Scheld, Heinrich Reiferscheid - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Kunst und Kunstwissenschaften,originale Kunst/ Graphik/ Plakate

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        GOETHE EN ITALIE D'APRES SON JOURNAL ET SES LETTRES

      Paris: VICTOR ATTINGER, 1931. IVED. BROSSURA. BUONO. 14 21. OCCIDENT USATO

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        Dark Bridwell

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1931. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Endpapers and edges foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket that has sunned spine and edges, short closed tear to front panel and a few nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of this novel about life in pioneer society. It was first published in the US earlier the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket and front pastedown.

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        These 13.

      - New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, [1931]. 8vo., [x], 358 pp., title-page printed in black and red. Original quarter red cloth, and silver-gray cloth, lettering in silver to backstrip, top-edge silver, uncut, with tissue dust-jacket as issued. Jacket has a few small chips, otherwise a very fine copy. First edition, "special edition" of 299 copies of which this is number 128 signed by William Faulkner to the recto of the title-page. . This collection is dedicated to Faulkner's wife, and first daughter, who died nine days after her birth. These 13 is no longer in print, and includes the following short stories: "Victory," "Ad Astra," "All the Dead Pilots," "Crevasse," "Red Leaves," "A Rose for Emily," "A Justice," "Hair," "That Evening Sun," "Dry September," "Mistral," "Divorce in Naples," and "Carcassonne." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Good Earth

      Methuen, UK 1931 - 1st Edition 1931. The Good Earth won the Pulitzer Prize for the author. It has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth she presents a graphic view of a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings for the ordinary people. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan is must reading for those who want to fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century. . Book is very good++ with crease to endpaper. Very bright boards. Contents good. The complete wrapper is very good++ with edge rubbing. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE COMPLEAT ANGLER.

      - Or, the contemplative man's recreation. Being a discourse of rivers, fishponds, fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Pp. 224, 12 coloured plates with lettered guards, title page vignette printed in green, black & white text illustrations, pictorial endpapers printed in brown; tall post 4to; full vellum, lettered and decorated in gilt, faintly marked, the top fore-corners bruised; t.e.g., others uncut and partly unopened; endpapers a trifle soiled, outer leaves faintly offset; Harrap, London, 1931. Edition de luxe, limited to 775 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Riall p. 175; Latimore & Haskell pp. 66-67. *The text (with modernized spelling) is from the fifth edition of 1676, the last edition to be revised by the author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Bon Genre

      Albert Lévy, Paris 1931 - Tirage limité à 760 exemplaires. "Réimpression du recueil de 1827, comprenant les observations."et les 115 gravures, préface de Léon Moussinac, 1 vol in folio en feuilles, sous chemise cartonnée imprimée légèrement frottée, dos toilé légèrement décollé (chemise éditeur), manque lacets de fermeture, 24 p de texte explicatif, complet des 115 planches réhaussées par E. Doisteau, imprimées par R.Tanburro et coloriées par J.Saudé. Splendide réimpression du rarissime "observations sur les modes et les usages de Paris, pour servir à l'explication aux 115 caricatures, publiées sous le titre BON GENRE, depuis le commencement du 19ème siècle" par Pierre de la Mésangère. Le plus important port-folio de l'époque qui a été à l'origine de l'inspiration de beaucoup de dessinateurs et caricaturistes de modes par la suite. Toutes les planches sont en couleur et en bon état. Size: In Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Holzfällen. Eine Erregung.

      320 (1) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, grauer Original-Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag, dieser mininal bestoßen und leicht aufgehellt, obere Deckelkante leicht lichrandig, ansonsten das Buch sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel vom Autor signiert. Niclaas Thomas Bernhard (* 9. Februar 1931 in Heerlen, Niederlande + 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden, Österreich) war ein österreichischer Schriftsteller. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten deutschsprachigen Autoren der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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        The Zohar

      sp;- London - The Soncino Press, 1931 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A limited edition translation of The Zohar. These volumes are numbered 126 of 1250 sets created. All volumes are from the same edition. Scarce with the original dustwrappers. This particular edition has been translated by Harry Sperling and Maurice Simon. with an introduction by Dr J Abelson. The Zohar is the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah. The group of books include commentary on the mystical aspects of the Torah in addition to scriptural interpretations. The work also contains references to mysticism, mythical cosmogony and mystical psychology. Condition: In original green cloth bindings and unclipped dustwrappers. Externally, smart with just some minor bumping to the extremities. A few light marks to the front board of volume II. Front board to volume V has patches of damp staining. Light marks to the front board of volume IV. Dustwrappers are heavily chipped, mostly to the spines but also to the extremities. Wraps are sunned with rubbing to the joints. Front wrap to volume III has a large patch of sunning to the front wrap. Hole to the rear of wrap to volume III. All volumes are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Spotting to the first and last few pages. Otherwise, scattered spots to foredges and occasional light spots to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with GOOD dustwrappers..

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        Zeitstrophen.

      Wien - Leipzig, Verlag "Die Fackel", 1931 - 204 Seiten (2) Blatt mit 20seitiger gefalteter Notenbeilage in Anhangtasche. der Einband berieben und an den Kanten bestossen, auf dem Innendeckel Ex-Libris von Dr. Josef Rufeiesen sowie ein israelischer Aufklebner, das Buch ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz persönliche Widmung an Dr. Josef Rufeiesen, signiert und datiert (Wien 1931). Karl Kraus (* 28. April 1874 in Jicín (deutsch: Jitschin oder auch: Gitschin), Böhmen, damals Österreich-Ungarn, heute Tschechien - + 12. Juni 1936 in Wien) war einer der bedeutendsten österreichischen Schriftsteller des beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts, ein Publizist, Satiriker, Lyriker, Aphoristiker, Dramatiker, Förderer junger Autoren, Sprach- und Kulturkritiker – vor allem ein scharfer Kritiker der Presse und des Hetzjournalismus oder, wie er selbst es ausdrückte, der Journaille. Herausgeber der Zeitschrift "Die Fackel" (ab 1899). EA, WG , 54. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 650 8°, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit goldgeprägtem Titel [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        IL MESE DI NOVEMBRE ALLA SCUOLA DEL PURGATORIO

      TIPOGRAFIA PONTIFICIA M. D'AURIA, NAPOLI 1931 - ITALIANO Libretto tascabile con introduzione della messa devota pei defunti ad altri pii eszercizi; tagli delle pagine leggermente irregolari, copertina lievemente scolorita e dorso in buono stato, scollato alla parte inferiore. Presente firma di appartenenza alla parte interna della copertina.

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        ORIGINAL ART: PETER RABBIT

      - (PEAT,FERN BISEL)illus. ORIGINAL ART: PETER RABBIT. This is a highly finished preliminary watercolor by Fern Bisel Peat used on page 5 of Peter Rabbit originally published in 1931 by Harter. It is on artist's board measuring 10 3/4 inches in height by 7 3/4 inches in width, near Fine condition. The watercolor depicts Peter Rabbit squeezing under a gate and is captioned "Peter squeezed under the gate". Done with Peat's characteristic bold color and deco flair. Unsigned but guaranteed an authentic Peat original. Although she was a prolific illustrator, original art by Peat rarely comes on the market.

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        Samnium Pubblicazione trimestrale di Studi Storici Regionali

      Tipografia Istituto Maschile Vittorio Emanuele III - Benevento, BENEVENTO 1931 - Samnium - Pubblicazione trimestrale di Studi Storici Regionali ITALIANO Volume della prima metà del '900 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, diversi segni del tempo, cerniera e legatura allentate, tagli appena bruniti, con barbe, pagine in buono stato. IV tavole, su carta patinata, con illustrazioni in b. e n. fuori testo, ognuna protetta da un foglio di carta velina. N. 4, ottobre-dicembre 1931, anno IV, del periodici Samnium - Pubblicazione trimestrale di Studi Storici Regionali, fondata e diretta da Alfredo Zazo.

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        Sanctuary [First State]

      Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, New York 1931 - First Printing, First State, with magenta and gray abstract figured end papers. 8vo: [4],380pp. Publisher's ribbed magenta paper over boards, gray cloth spine stamped in magenta, top edge stained deep gray to black. About Fine (and probably unread), with minor bumping to spine ends. Absent the scarce dust jacket. Petersen A8.2. Connolly (Modern Movement) 69. "Sanctuary, published 9 February 1931, is the sixth in order of publication of Faulkner's nineteen novels, and his fourth about Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi . . . Arguably his most pessimistic novel, and perhaps his most cynical as well, its sensational subject matter bootlegging, rape, murder, sex, prostitution, two murder trials, a lynching, and an execution made it Faulkner's first best seller, and, in literary circles at least, made him famous, if not infamous." (Literary Encyclopedia) "A formal and stylistic tour de force." (Time 100) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nelson

      EDIZIONI CORBACCIO, 1931. ITALIANO 0,62 Brossura editoriale in cartoncino flessibile. Copertina illustrata co alette, leggermente usurata e co alcuni piccoli strappi. Pagine in buono stato, con bruniture, anche ai tagli. Numerose illustrazioni in nero, fuori testo. USATO

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        Samnium Pubblicazione trimestrale di Studi Storici Regionali

      Tipografia Istituto Maschile Vittorio Emanuele III - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,22 Volume della prima metà del '900 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino, diversi segni del tempo, cerniera e legatura allentate, tagli appena bruniti, con barbe, pagine in buono stato. IV tavole, su carta patinata, con illustrazioni in b. e n. fuori testo, ognuna protetta da un foglio di carta velina. N. 4, ottobre-dicembre 1931, anno IV, del periodici Samnium - Pubblicazione trimestrale di Studi Storici Regionali, fondata e diretta da Alfredo Zazo. USATO

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        Eilerašciu krautuve. Eilerasciju rinkinys I : Sukrauta ir parašyta Lietuvoj : Pusiau : (Satiros arba eilerašciai) [Poems Shop. Poems Collection 1 : Composed and Written in Lithuania : A Half : (Satire or Poetry)]

      M. Kuktos, Kaune : Karo cenzuros leista (M. Kuktos, Kaunas : Published with military censorship permission) 1931 - Lithuanian language. Octavo 15 x 22 cm. Weight 150 gr. Wrappers, [94] pp. The book is in Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Very minor rubbing to the bottom edge of the cover, otherwise perfect. Author's inscription on the fly-leaf. Limited edition book, current copy no. 66. Current brilliant collection of the Avant-Garde parody by Benediktas Babrauskas refers to the alternative narrations, which provoked the national metanarrative of the Lithuanian literature. Babrauskas’ narrative type, which was frequently called anarchistic, not only excluded the shortcomings of the national metanarrative, but also presented the synchronic case of researching the literature. The collection includes 53 parody and satirical poems, and the last piece of the book is a parody of Liudas Gira's critics. Eminent Lithuanian writers and poets get mocked in the book: Balys Sruoga, Putinas (Vincas Mykolaitis), Kazys Boruta, Bernardas Brazdžionis, Ignas Šeinius, Juozas Banaitis, Maironis, Kazys Binkis, Juozas Tysliava, Vincas Kreve, Teofilis Tilvytis and many others. Anarchy appears not only in the content but also in the design. Avant-Garde poetic texts including experimentations with vocabulary and using original statements are supplemented by typographical visual experiments: hyphens instead of words, painted over words, missing page numbers (only on the page 13 footer is printed number 2), somewhere used nonstandard poems titles (4. A. A.; 5. ?). Below each poem's title is marked ridiculed persons names, which are slightly changed (instead of correct Liudas Gira written Liudnas Gira, which can be translated as Sad Gira). It all looks chaotic and amazing! Most notable feature of present publication - author's name is nowhere mentioned in the book. Illustrated wrappers is a great combination of constructivist font on the front cover and modernist graphic design on the back cover. Front cover is a sequel to the back. Benediktas Babrauskas (1910-1968) - Lithuanian writer, poet, prominent literary critic and public figure. Collaborated with many Lithuanian periodical editions. In 1948 edited anthology "Lithuanian way", in 1962 developed a new "Dictionary of Contemporary Lithuanian language", in 1965 compiled and edited "Lithuanian fiction anthology". Since 1949 lived in Chicago, there he was in 1951-1958 Lithuanian Writers Association Chairman, in 1955-1957 Vice-President (and one of the founders) of Lithuanian Cultural Foundation Community. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Dreams of Fort Garry

      Stovel Company Limited, Winnipeg, Manitoba 1931 - pp. 63. Slim 8vo. Bound in tan paper over boards, and printed on rag paper. With 20 beautiful and vivid woodcuts by Phillips, plus the cover vignette. A couple of very light smudges to spine, spine ends slightly bumped, small sticker ghost to front free endpaper, else very good. In fair slipcase showing scuffing, chipping, splitting, with 4 strips of clear tape across spine. This is No. 793 of a limited edition of 968, signed by the author and artist. In addition this copy boasts a personalised gift inscription from the author reading: "For a' that, and a' that, / It's coming yet, for a' that, / That Man to man, the world o'er, / Shall brothers be for a' that' / Burns." and "To Rick Sneddon / With all good wishes and appreciations from the author, / Robert Watson / Christmas 1937 / Hollywood". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ephraim. Aquatintaradierung.

      1931 - 61.8 cm x 45.5 cm, Min. gebrauchspurig, tadell. Links unten: betitelt, rechts unten signiert (nicht gut lesbar). [Freiburghaus, 243]. Auflage 30 Exemplaren, dieses ausserhalb der Nummerierung.- Fritz Pauli (1891-1968) begann 1906 eine Flachmalerlehre und arbeitete nach deren Abbruch bei einem Fotografen in Lausanne. 1909 kaufte der Maler Albert Welti von Pauli die Radierung Susanna I und empfahl ihn dem Lehrer von Karl Stauffer-Bern, Peter Halm, der damals in München unterrichtete. Pauli studierte mit Unterbrüchen bis 1914 in dessen Kompositionsklasse, ohne allerdings je eingeschriebener Schüler der Akademie gewesen zu sein. In München machte er die Bekanntschaft seiner aus Winterthur stammenden späteren Frau Jenny Bruppacher, die sich in Deutschland zur Textilzeichnerin ausbilden liess.Nach der Rückkehr aus München 1914 bis zu seiner endgültigen Niederlassung in Cavigliano 1935 führte Pauli ein unstetes, von kürzeren und längeren Reisen geprägtes Wanderleben, unterhielt aber gleichzeitig ein Atelier in Zürich. Er weilte ab 1918 verschiedentlich in Fex, wo Landschaftsaquarelle entstanden, die zu seinen schönsten Arbeiten zählen. 1921?25 verbrachte er die Sommermonate am Zugersee, 1926 im südfranzösischen Collioure. 1925 reiste er nach Tunesien, von 1928 bis 1932 lebte er in Paris. Zum engeren Freundeskreis gehörten neben den Künstlern Ignaz Epper und Johannes Robert Schürch, dessen Bildnis Pauli malte, insbesondere der Schriftsteller Jakob Bührer und der Zürcher Sammler Kurt Sponagel.Internationale Anerkennung fand Pauli schon in jungen Jahren mit seinem druckgrafischen Schaffen. 1926 legte August Klipstein den Katalog des grafischen Werkes vor. Als besonders fruchtbar für seine Malerei erwiesen sich die Aufenthalte in Davos-Frauenkirch (1925?26), wo er Ernst Ludwig Kirchner begegnete, und in Amden (1931?35). Es entstanden Bildnisse und zahlreiche Landschaften. Von den 1930er-Jahren an zählte Pauli zu den Repräsentanten der offiziellen Schweizer Kunst, erhielt verschiedene Aufträge für Monumentalmalerei und nahm 1948 an der Biennale di Venezia teil. Das Kunsthaus Zug zeigte 1994 eine Retrospektive, die anschliessend von der Civica Galleria d?Arte, Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona, übernommen wurde.Fritz Paulis expressionistisches druckgrafisches Schaffen (Radierung, Holzschnitt) der 1910er- und 1920er-Jahre ist von grosser kunsthistorischer Bedeutung. Zeitgemässes und Unzeitgemässes halten sich später die Waage. Auf die expressive Malerei der 1920er- und frühen 1930er-Jahre folgte nach der Übersiedlung von Amden nach Cavigliano ein dunkeltoniger, magischer Realismus. Die Befragung der sichtbaren Wirklichkeit auf ihre verborgenen, geheimnisvollen Aspekte steht sowohl in den Landschaften als auch in den Bildnissen jener Jahre im Mittelpunkt. 1935 entwarf Pauli ein Glasfenster für die Kirche Oftringen und malte anschliessend bis 1938 für die neue Kapelle im Bürgerspital Zug Passionsszenen. Es folgten während der Kriegsjahre der Freskenzyklus im Antonierhaus in Bern und 1947?1956 die Fresken im Berner Rathaus. Sowohl die Konzeption als auch die Ausführung der drei Zyklen erwiesen sich als sehr kräfte- und zeitraubend. Rückblickend schrieb Pauli in sein Tagebuch, die 1956 fertiggestellten Fresken im Berner Rathaus hätten ihn «seelisch & körperlich frühzeitig beschädigt». Die Rathausfresken nehmen eine Sonderstellung innerhalb des Schaffens ein: Pauli, den zuvor immer die Erfahrung der eigenen Verlorenheit beschäftigt hatte, entwickelte für diesen Zyklus trotz seiner inneren Vorbehalte ein Bildprogramm, das ? um mit dem Kunsthistoriker Max Huggler zu sprechen ? auf der Annahme basiert, «nur die reine Idealität sei mit der Monumentalität vereinbar». Im anschliessenden Alterswerk verschmelzen Schöpfungs-, Natur- und Individualgeschichte zu Bildern des in letzter Konsequenz erfassten Naturkreislaufes. 1951 schrieb Jakob Bührer über seinen Freund, es sei dessen «offenes Bekenntnis zum Menschen, seiner Veranlagung, Abhängigkeit und Beschränkt [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Guido Cavalcanti. Rime. Edizione rappezzata fra le rovine.

      Marsano. In 4, p. 56 - XVI - 56 [2] + 40 tavole con la riproduzione di manoscritti e stampe; brossura editoriale con titolo al piatto anteriore e la sigla EP a quello posteriore. - Bell'esemplare, in gran parte a fogli chiusi (minime scoloriture alla brossura). - La summa del lavoro di Pound sull'amato Cavalcanti. Il libro si divide in due parti: la prima con un'introduzione in italiano (Ad lectorem E. P., datata 1931), i testi di Cavalcanti accompagnati da varie traduzioni dello stesso Pound, una ricognizione dei manoscritti e numerose riproduzioni; la seconda si apre con lo scritto Mediaevalism, seguito dal testo e dalla traduzione dell'impervia canzone Donna mi prega, accompagnata da quattro scritti in cui Pound affronta il suo difficile commento (Partial explanation, The other dimension, The vocabulary e The Canzone: further notes); in chiusura la ristampa dell'introduzione a Sonnets & Ballate del 1912, seguita da "cinque nuove traduzioni di sonetti". Buone condizioni

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        How to Read

      London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1931. 8vo. 55 pp. Original red cloth. Lightly soiled, lacks jacket. FIRST EDITION. A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY, COPIOUSLY ANNOTATED BY EDWARD SACKVILLE-WEST, 5th Baron Sackville, and with his bookplate. Nearly a third of the pages bear marks and pencilled notes by Sackville-West, and he reserves his lengthiest vitriole for the end: "The book of an averagely stupid, practically illiterate, American -- a deeply maddening book..." Elsewhere, Sackville-West marks passages as "rubbish," refers to Pound's "poor intellect", and demeans Pound's American English, as when he underlines the sentence "I rest my case." and writes "not English." Sackville-West, the cousin of Vita, wrote four autobiographical novels in the 1920s and 30s that failed to find a large audience. His work as a music critic and as biographer of Thomas de Quincey, however, made him a well known figure. His column in 'New Statesmen' championed the young Benjamin Britten and helped establish the composer's reputation in Britain. His biography of de Quincey, titled 'A Flame in Sunlight,' won the James Tate Black Memorial Prize, one of Britain's oldest literary awards. Gallup A33.

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        PARABLES OF JESUS

      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. THE PARABLES OF JESUS by S. Parkes Cadman. Phil: McKay (1931). 4to, purple cloth, pictorial paste-on, fine in dust wrapper (wrapper frayed). 1st edition. Illustrated with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, plus 8 other very beautiful color plates. An especially nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1

      - DISNEY,WALT. ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MOUSE BOOK 1. Philadelphia: McKay (1931). 8vo, cloth backed stiff pictorial card covers, slight cover soil, near near FINE AND BRIGHT! An early Disney item with fabulous color illustrations on every page of text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pleasantries of Old Quong.

      Constable, London., 1931. First edition. Octavo. pp vii, 279, [1] advert. Original orange cloth lettered in blue. Sixteen stories, supernatural, horror and crime, set in London's Chinatown, and including the author's masterpiece "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole". The book is cited in Queen's Quorum, Hubin, Ashley etc. Fore-edge spotted, otherwise fine in near-fine, slightly nicked striking pictorial dustwrapper designed by Ejia.

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        Investment and Speculation. Studies of Modern Movements and Basic Principles.

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1931 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, publisher's device blind-stamped to front board. With the publisher's order form laid in. Extremities gently rubbed, boards a little cockled and marked, a couple of spots to contents, otherwise an excellent copy. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. First edition, first printing, of the best-selling post-Depression common stocks analysis written by two leading financial experts, which includes the often quoted statement, "Common stocks, as such, are not superior to bonds as long term investments, because primarily they are not investments at all. They are speculations" (p. 55). Chamberlain and Hay conclude that only bonds could be considered stable investments. Chamberlain, an investment banker, was also the author of the equally successful book, Principles of Bond Investments (1911). Dennistoun & Goodman 486. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FIOR DI MAGGIO

      BIETTI, MILANO 1931 - ITALIANO Traduzione dallo spagnolo di Rosalia Gwiss Adami, pagine brunite da fattore tempo e con lieve fioritura, legatura lenta, tagli non rifilati, brossura editoriale priva dela piatto anteriore, dorso con strappi e mancanze, piatto posteriore ingiallita e con fioritura, usura ai bordi

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        ANTOLOGIA ESPANOLA

      TIPOGRAFIA ANTONIANA, PADUA 1931 - SPAGNOLO Pagine brunite da fattore tempo, legatura allentata, bordo non rifilati e con piccoli strappetti, all'antiporta foto in nero del busto di Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra con velina a protezione, la foto è ingiallita e con alcuni aloni scuri, brossura editoriale ingiallita, con fioritura e strappetti ai bordi ed al dorso

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        Architectural Specifications.

      - Milwaukee: Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., 1931. 4to., 5 pp., 15 pp., 117 pp., 24 pp., 38 pp., with inlaid paint, stain, enamel, varnish, and bronze powder samples, color and b&w illustrations, and text printed in black and red. Embossed green cloth boards, with title embossed in gilt, joints and board edges are weak and fraying in some spots, otherwise very good. The original salesman's business card, and a card advertising Christmas gift certificates are both slipped in. First edition. "A wealth of authentic data for Architects is embodied in this book, on the Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Pittsburgh "Proof" Products manufactured by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Each major product is fully described. Specifications and directions are given for every practical use. Wherever a line is available in a variety of colors, actual color chips are inserted." [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        To Commodore Richard E Byrd in Memory of Igloo

      Only known edition, one of two copies. Frontispiece portrait in ink and pencil, one halftone portrait, both mounted and tipped in. Typescript in sepia ink. 8vo. Single leaves stab bound with a leather thong, card wrappers with "Antique Philippine" tapa cloth binding. Slight bump to top corner of spine, otherwise very good. [33]ll. N.p. [Hollywood],

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        An Essay on Typography.

      London: Sheed & Ward, (1931). Octavo. iv, 121 pp. First edition. One of 500 copies signed by Eric Gill and Rene Hague and printed by Hague & Gill. This is a presentation copy, inscribed on the colophon. Illustrated with twenty-five figures, including ten type specimens and four illustrations from wood engravings by Gill. According to the bibliography, there were twenty-five copies specially bound by Donald Attwater in full Welsh sheepskin tooled in blind. The present copy appears to be one of those specially bound copies, as it is in full sheepskin with blind tooling, though with very subtle differences from the bibliographical description. Evan Gill notes, for instance, that "the blind tooling on front and back was not uniform in design" and that on the present copy is uniform. He also notes that GILL TYPOGRAPHY reads downward on the spine, where here, the author's name is not on the spine. Slight fading to spine, very minor bump to spine head, minute scuffs to soft leather, as is typical of sheepskin. A fine copy, nevertheless, of a seminal work on typography, in a rarely seen binding state. (Gill 21).

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