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        Beton

      212 (1) Seiten (1 Blatt Verlagswerbung 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Original Ganz-Leineneinband mit Schutzumschlag, sauber und frisch, auf dem Vorsatz vom Autor signiert. Nicolas Thomas Bernhard (* 9. Februar 1931 in Heerlen/Niederlande - + 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden/Österreich) war ein berühmter und umstrittener österreichischer Schriftsteller. 1970 erhielt Bernhard den Georg-Büchner-Preis seit den 1980er Jahren wird er international zu den bedeutendsten österreichischen und deutschsprachigen Autoren gerechnet. Rudolf, der Erzähler dieses 1982 erschienenen Buches, bereitet seit einem Jahrzehnt mit leidenschaftlichem Ernst eine größere wissenschaftliche Arbeit über seinen Lieblingskomponisten Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy vor. Nachdem er zuerst durch den Besuch seiner Schwester und dann, nach ihrem Weggang, durch die quälende Furcht, sie könnte wieder zurückkommen, am Schreiben des ersten Satzes seiner Studie gehindert wird, quält ihn die Hölle des Alleinseins. Deshalb packt er die Koffer, nimmt nur die wichtigsten seiner Schriftstücke mit, um in Palma seine Arbeit zu realisieren. In einem dortigen Cafe erinnert er sich an eine junge Frau, die ihn bei seinem letzten Palma-Aufenthalt vor eineinhalb Jahren angesprochen hatte. Sie war verzweifelt, ihr Mann hatte sich nachts vom Balkon des Hotels Paris gestürzt. Auf dem Friedhof von Palma, in einem der sieben Stock hohen Betonbestattungskästen, ist er beerdigt worden. Noch jetzt, eineinhalb Jahre danach, sieht er das verzweifelte Gesicht der Frau. Nun hat er eine Reihe von ersten Sätzen für seine Arbeit im Ohr, aber auch das Unglück der jungen Frau. Er nimmt ein Taxi, fährt zum Friedhof und findet an der Tafel neben dem Namen des Mannes nun auch den Namen der Frau: suicido erfährt er.

      [Bookseller: Bührnheims Literatursalon GmbH]
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        Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

      Faber. Faber & Faber, 1931, 1931. 1st edition thus. Hardcover. This is the first trade illustrated edition without its jacket but in its original pictorial vellum from a Freedman illustration, coloured pictorial endpapers, beautifully clean pages, deckle edges as issued and 15 full-page colour paintings. It is signed on the front free endpaper by the author. It has two small tears to the final page and rubbing to the corners of the boards. This is a very nice copy of the scarce illustrated edition of the second title in Sassoon's famous Sherston trilogy, signed by the author. Overall Very Good. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1931.

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        The Chimes

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1931. Hardcover. Tan buckram over beveled boards stamped in black and gold. Very good. Slipcase has stains and is a little rough on edges. Rackham,130 pages. 29.5 x 20 cm. Black and white line drawings by Arthur Rackham. Introduction by Edward Wagenknecht. Designed, printed and bound by George W. Jones. Limited edition, copy 605 of 1500. Spine darkened, covers mildly spotted. Inside of book is in near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Gail E. Blanchard]
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        Zeitstrophen.

      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, WG, 54.

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        What Happened At Midnight Mystery, 1931A-1 True 1st Edition, 1st Printing, THICK RED Cloth with Black Shield on Front, Series # 10 Hardy Boys IN Photo LASER Color COPY OF 1ST Edition DUSTJACKET with All the Points, One of the Toughest Red Hardys to Find,

      Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1931. HBDJ,1931 A-1 True First Printing, 1st Edition, IN Photo LASER Color COPY OF 1ST Edition DUSTJACKET with all the Points, NF-/NF+, AS-IS. Book has bright Red Cloth boards and all lettering is very clear and unfaded & is DarkGold outlined in Black Lettering. Binding (mild spine lean and a just a tad shaken) is tight, Small purple stamp can be seen at the very top of some pages and the back blank endpaper has a light shadow fox of where possibly a piece of paper was stored there for many years. Pretext Lists thru This Title & also list of Ted Scott Thru Danger Trails, 213 pgs + ADS,Back of the book has 6 pages of advertisements with the .Back of the book has 6 pages of advertisements with the First Listing Hardys Thru Great Airport Mystery, (this is the indicator it's the true 1st printing by the way). , Glossy Frontispiece Joe He Shouted & Sprang Forward, is Intact of Boy on Ground with 3 others in Nickers & Shining a Flashlight on Boy on Ground, and Blank endpapers have no writing (small purple stamp of a name in the back endpaper and the front blank endpaper has a section near the middle where some of the white was pulled away a bit). Slight FoX Wear Endpapers, . First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Penhally

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1931 - First edition. New bookstore label on the front pastedown, else just about fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Author's first book. Laid in is a sheet of paper apparently meant to accompany this book, Inscribed by Gordon: "To H.D. Trevillian. Cordially, Caroline Gordon. November 15, 1931." Trevillian was either a critic or perhaps bookstore owner. We have seen letters addressed to him from other authors as well. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Das eigene Leben.

      Berlin, Julius Bard Verlag. 1931 - Oktav. 204 Seiten. Mit Frontispiz und zahlreichen s/w Abbildungen Blaues Original Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldgeprägtem Deckel Titel. Der Einband, isb. der Rücken etwas verblichen, sonst gut. Mit einer schöner handschriftlichen Widmung auf dem Vorsatzblatt von Emil Nolde - auf Dänisch: Til Maleren Aksel Jorgensen red en Egtermiddagstime MGs A. og E. Nolde. Berlin 7. Nov. 1932 "Für den Maler Aksel Jorgensen in einer Nachmittagsstunde Mit Grüssen A(da) und E(mil), Nolde, Berlin 7. Nov. 1932. " sowie von fremder Hand der Zusatz. 8.8.72 von Rut. J. Aus dem Nachlaß eines süddeutschen Malers. Der Bard Verlag exisitierte bis 1931, dann wurde der Bestand vom Rembrandt Verlag übernommen. Erste Ausgabe ! Kosch XI, 416. Hier der erste Band der vierbändigen Erinnerungs Reihe. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        STORIES OF MICHAEL ROBARTES AND HIS FRIENDS:

      - An extract from a record made by his pupils: And a play in prose. Pp. [iv]+46(last colophon), printed in red & black, title page vignette, plus 2 plates; qr. natural linen with printed paper title label on spine, blue/grey papered boards, upper board lettered in black, a trifle sprung and very faintly scuffed; uncut; The Cuala Press, Dublin, 1931. First edition, limited to 450 copies. Wade 167. *The woodcut plates and title page vignette of a unicorn are by Edmund Dulac, and originally appeared in \i A Vision. An explanation of life founded upon the writings of Giraldus and Upon certain doctrines attributed to Kusta Ben Luka , which was privately printed for subscribers by Werner Laurie in 1925. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1931 - 1931 Original Hardback Wisden - Very Good

      1931. This 1931 certainly is Benno standard, Ok there is a mark to the top of the front board and a small mark to the spine but otherwise superb, bright gilts, strong hinges great inside with super photoplate. Tiny dent to rear board and name to page iii. Clean page block. Benno s Notes : 8mm diagonal dent on back cover, top centre. Top 1/3 corner p3 creased. More information on request.

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        a, Josef] Ladovy vesele ucebnice. Ptaci. II

      Praze: Nakladem Melantricha, [1931]. First edition. 4to. Original color pictorial card wrappers. Magnificently illustrated throughout in color with three-quarter page illustrations by the renowned Czech painter and illustrator. With 24 (including title) color lithographed illustrations by Josef Lada depicting anthropomorphic animals such as a dog, parrot, crow, peacock playing a violin, gathering foibles, dusting, and reading this very book! Josef Lada (1887-1957) is best known as the illustrator of Hasek's WWI novel, "The Good Soldier," but has a huge following with his children's books. Lower one third of spine chipped away, some cover browntoning, very good. Scarce and wonderful.

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        An Essay on Typography

      London: Sheed & Ward, 1931. Gill, Eric. 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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        PIRATES IN OZ

      - (BAUM,L.FRANK) PIRATES IN OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (1931) 4to, blue-green cloth, pictorial paste-on, MINT IN DUST WRAPPER (dw not price clipped, frayed with ads through this title). 1st edition, 1st state (H-G XXV), illustrated by J.R. NEILL with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, 12 beautiful color plates (coated one side) plus b&w's in-text. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY RUTH PLUMLY THOMPSON on the half-title. This is a beautiful and special copy of the 25th Oz title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Construction of Architectural Forms and Machines.

      1931. CHERNIKHOV, Yakov. Construction of Architectural Forms and Machines. 232, [80], [2] pp. Illustrated throughout. 4to., 296 x 210 mm, bound in original boards, new black paper spine, title printed in Russian on cover. Leningrad: Edition de la Société des Architectes, 1931. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition of this landmark work of Soviet architectural fantasies, lavishly illustrated with dramatic designs for projected cities, factories, monumental buildings, and more. While less dazzling than Chernikhov's Construction of Architectural and Mechanical Forms of 1933, which was illustrated in colour, this is still one of the most striking architecural books of the twentieth century. Published in edition of 5150 copies, although very few have survived in institutional or private collections. Some wear and minor repairs to the covers, overall a very good copy. Conrads and Sperlich, The Architecture of Fantasy, p. 154.

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        CONTRIBUTION A L'ETUDE DES ARMES ORIENTALES. Inde et Archipel Malais. Précédée d'une notice de M. Raymond Koechlin. Tone 1: Etudes. Tome second: Catalogue.

      Albert Lévy, 1931. (Codice AN/2537) Due volumi in 4° (cm 33) XXIV-317(3) pp. Prima, sontuosa edizione su carta a mano avorio, grandissimi margini. Tomo I: XXIV-317(3) pp., con 152 figure e 36 tavole fuori testo. Tomo II: (VI)-290 pp. e 84 tavole fuori testo. Legature d'amatore mezzo marocchino rosso e grandi angoli, dorsi a nervi, titoli oro, sguardie marmorizzate, copertine originali conservate, nastri segnapagina in seta, cofanetti marmorizzati all'antica. Volumi perfettamente conservati. Euro 950.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        The Night Before Christmas

      London: George C. Harrap & Co, 1931. Signed limited first edition, number 244 of only 275 copies. Signed by Arthur Rackham. Octavo, original gilt-stamped limp vellum, red and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, with four color plates and 17 in-text line cuts. Near fine in the original slipcase. A Visit from St. Nicholas, more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, who claimed authorship in 1837. The poem has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American" (Edwin Burrows). For this edition of this classic, Arthur Rackham created four full-color illustrations, 17 drawings in black and white, and red and white pictorial endpapers.

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        Die Baukunst und Religiose Kultur der Chinesen: Einzeldarstellungen auf Grund eigener Aufnahmen während dreijahriger Reisen in China. Chinesische Pagoden. Chinese Pagodas. Band 3. Pao Ta.

      Berlin: Verlag von Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1931 - First edition, first printing. Quarto, 31.5*23.3*3.7cm, 428p., plus 10 plates. Spine ends chipped, outer covers slightly faded, otherwise a good hardcover with clean pages complete with all plates and illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        What Happened At Midnight Mystery, 1931A-1 True 1st Edition, 1st Printing, THICK RED Cloth with Black Shield on Front, Series # 10 Hardy Boys IN Photo LASER Color COPY OF 1ST Edition DUSTJACKET with All the Points, One of the Toughest Red Hardys to Find,

      Grosset & Dunlap, NY, 1931. HBDJ,1931 A-1 True First Printing, 1st Edition, IN Photo LASER Color COPY OF 1ST Edition DUSTJACKET with all the Points, NF-/NF+, AS-IS. Book has bright Red Cloth boards and all lettering is very clear and unfaded & is DarkGold outlined in Black Lettering. Binding (mild spine lean and a just a tad shaken) is tight, Small purple stamp can be seen at the very top of some pages and the back blank endpaper has a light shadow fox of where possibly a piece of paper was stored there for many years. Pretext Lists thru This Title & also list of Ted Scott Thru Danger Trails, 213 pgs + ADS,Back of the book has 6 pages of advertisements with the .Back of the book has 6 pages of advertisements with the First Listing Hardys Thru Great Airport Mystery, (this is the indicator it's the true 1st printing by the way). , Glossy Frontispiece Joe He Shouted & Sprang Forward, is Intact of Boy on Ground with 3 others in Nickers & Shining a Flashlight on Boy on Ground, and Blank endpapers have no writing (small purple stamp of a name in the back endpaper and the front blank endpaper has a section near the middle where some of the white was pulled away a bit). Slight FoX Wear Endpapers, . First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Die Meissnischen Brakteaten. Münz- und Geldgeschichte der Mark Meißen und Münzen der weltlichen Herren nach meißnischer Art (Brakteaten) vor der Groschenprägung. 1. Teil: Abbildungstafeln.

      Frankfurt am Main, Verlag Adolph Heß Nachfolger, 1931 - zalr. Abb., 63 Seiten Sofortversand. Der Ganzleineneinband ist bestossen und etwas ausgeblichen. Die Bindung ist fest und stabil. Die Seiten - meistens fototechnische Wiedergaben der Muezen - sind sehr ordentlich und deutlich, der Textteil ist etwas altersnachgebraeunt. Im Titel ist der linke, untere Teil fortgeschnitten, wahrscheinlich ein Eignereintrag / Stempel? Keine Frakturschrift! 170330axy39 Alle Preise inkl. MwST Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 760 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Canterbury Tales. With Wood Engravings by Eric Gill

      Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. Gill, Eric. Four quarto volumes. 151; 189; 197; 219pp. One of 485 copies printed in red, black, and blue on handmade paper. Illustrated on every page with wood engravings by Gill, including leafy borders with figures, vignettes, and decorated initials. All of these are beautifully described by Colin Franklin as "affectionate and cheeky, erotic, enjoyable and relevant, decorative and explanatory, a balance of taste and eye." Bound in original morocco-backed patterned paper boards by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Rubbing and light bumps to some corners, spines of volumes 1, 2, and 4 show uniform fading. Few light scuffs to spine of volume 4. Boards are bright and spines are evenly colored. Overall, a near fine copy of a landmark press book that is seldom encountered without flaws. T.e.g. Bookplate. (Chanticleer 63; Gill 281; Franklin, The Private Presses, p. 144).

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        Salzburger Festspiele - Jedermann : Programm 1931 (+ Beilagen)

      Salzburger Festspiele Salzburg 1931 Programmheft mit 36 Seiten, aber nur die ersten 8 Seiten beschäftigen sich wirklich mit der Jedermann Inszenierung von 1931 (mit s/w-Fotos usw). Die restlichen Seiten sind Landeskunde zur Umgebung und viele Werbeeinschaltungen. Einband stockig, innen aber gut. --- Beiliegend: 4 Original-Foto-Postkarten zu dieser Inszenierung (Alexander Moissi gab zum letzten Mal den Jedermann, Luis Rainer als Tod, Attila Hörbiger als Jedermanns guter Gesell, Eduard von Winterstein als Schuldknecht usw., Regie Max Reinhardt). --- Außerdem beiliegend: einfach gefalzte Besetzungsliste (25. Juli bis 30. August 1931 - Jedermann. Das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes) --- Und zu guter Letzt: ein Handzettel: Ein altösterreichisches Kulturgut - Die weltberühmte Wiener Spanische Reitschule - Vorführungen in Salzburg im Hofe des Festspielhauses (Felsenreitschule) am 25., 26. und 27. Juli 1931. --- (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland) -- (Aus dem Vorlaß eines ehemaligen österreichischen Botschafters) Versand D: 12,00 EUR

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        Graziella

      Paris: H. Piazza, 1931. 184, [2] pagine. 23x17 cm.Brossura editoriale molto ben conservata, con qualche leggera macchiolina presso l'angolo superiore della copertina anteriore. Interno ottimo. Opera corredata da numerose illustrazioni di Umberto Brunelleschi colorate a pochoir, alcune delle quali a piena pagina. Lievissime tracce di sporco presso il margine esterno di alcune carte. Esemplare appartenente alla tiratura di 170 copie (su un totale di 1100) stampate su carta Japon impérial, con aggiunta una suite in nero delle illustrazioni. [M236] Umberto Brunelleschi (Montemurlo, 1879 - Parigi, 1949), scenografo, pittore e illustratore, dopo aver studiato all'Accademia di Belle arti di Firenze si trasferì a Parigi nel 1901, curando scenografie per i maggiori teatri della città (Folies Bergère, Mogador, Châtelet, Marigny, Théâtre de Paris) e per numerosi altri teatri stranieri e italiani. Nel 1926 allestì una serie di balletti anche al Roxy di New York. Ricevette nel 1929 la Legion d'onore per meriti artistici. Grande successo riscossero le sue raffinate e inconfondibili illustrazioni approntate per i più noti editori francesi e belgi, in particolare quelle realizzate in ochoir. Sue opere, oltre che in numerose raccolte private italiane e straniere, sono agli Uffizi di Firenze, alle gallerie d'Arte moderna di Milano e Roma e nel museo di Nantes. I figurini da lui creati per la "Turandot" di Puccini sono conservati nel Museo teatrale alla Scala. Espose ininterrottamente alle Biennali di Venezia dal 1914 al 1938. Il "pochoir" è una tecnica di coloritura, interamente manuale, utilizzata soprattutto in Francia nei primi decenni del Novecento. Una volta creato il modello della tavola da colorare venivano realizzati degli stampini, o maschere normografiche, ritagliati e sagomati al loro interno. Si trattava di sagome, una per ogni colore necessario, ottenute da diversi materiali, come cartoncino impermeabilizzato con paraffina o sottilissime lamine di rame o zinco. La coloritura vera e propria avveniva sovrapponendo lo stampino sulla tavola da colorare e stendendo una mano di colore, a spruzzo o a pennello, in modo che il colore stesso aderisse solo sulle parti a vista senza intaccare le altre. Per la coloritura di una sola tavola potevano essere necessari fino a cento diversi passaggi, operazione che richiedeva notevole perizia e abilità. In quel periodo in Francia sorsero veri e propri atelier specializzati che, operando in collaborazione con i più importanti editori, realizzarono, nel campo dell'illustrazione del libro, dei veri e propri gioielli di arte tipografica.

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        CAT AND FEATHER

      Henry Holt and Company 1931 - First American edition, Near Fine condition/ Near Fine dust jacket with one external tape repair. Plagiarized from THE BACK BAY MURDERS by Roger Scarlett. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rose Adler. Splendida rilegatura Art déco, firmata e datata (1931)

      Parigi: Émile-Paul Frères, 1929. 148, [15] pagine. 29x20 cm.Splendida rilegatura in piena pelle con impressioni, firmata e datata (1931) da Rose Adler. Tagli dorati. 16 incisioni originali a bulino e a punta secca di Hermine David. Tiratura di 225 esemplari numerati (n. 91). Camicia e custodia con lievissime e marginali abrasioni. [M243] Meravigliosa rilegatura da grande collezione.Rose Adler (1890-1959), insieme a Pierre Legrain, con il quale collaborò, è stata uno dei massimi esponenti della rilegatura Art Déco. Le sue opere sono custodite nei più importanti musei del mondo.

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        Krokodil. Izdanie gazety "Prawda". 30. Jahrgang 1952, Heft 1-36 kplt. in 1 Band; 31. Jahrgang 1953, Heft 1-18 (Januar-Juni) in 1 Band. Dabei: Konvolut von 30 Heften aus den Jahren 1931-1959.

      Moskau 1931 - 4to. 1931-1959. Je 16 S. Farbig illustrierte OUmschläge. Sprache: Russisch, Ab 1930 war Krokodil die einzige offiziell genehmigte satirische Zeitschrift, hrsg. vom Zeitungsimperium "Prawda", dem Hauptverlag der KPdSU. Sie wurde zum Sprachrohr der Sowjetideologie auf allen Ebenen des gesellschaftspolitischen Lebens (Antisemitismus, Spione, Volksfeinde, amerikanischer Imperialismus etc., etc.). Vorhanden sind: 1931: Nr. 10, 17/18, 26; 1933: Nr. 3, 11/12, 33; 1934: Nr. 8, 13, 18, 22, 28; 1937: Nr. 1, 19-27, 31; 1938: Nr. 4, 8, 11; 1939: Nr. 6; 1940: Nr. 10, 18; 1959: Nr. 33, 35. Teilweise mit Randläsuren. Die Hefte des Jgs. 1952 mit Institut- und Eingangsstempel, die Hefte von Jg. 1953 mit Lochung, ohne Textverlust. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Destruction d'un coeur

      first edition of the French translation, one of 50 copies on pure vellum Lafuma, ours unnumbered but well justified ""pur-fil" paper" in the middle of the back, only large papers.Pleasant and rare copy. Victor Attinger Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

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        THE FLOWERS AND FOLKLORE FROM FAR KOREA.

      - Tokyo 1931, Sanseido. Black cloth, very good, 93+4p., all edge gilt, 10.5 x 12.75 inches, 46 tipped-in plates, 2 end paper color plates, slip case, clean solid copy. SCARCE FIRST EDITION This lovely work is arranged by the months of the year and the flowers which bloom during that period. This collection covers many of the best known wild & cultivated flowers of Korea, socres of which are used in medicine, foods and dyes. Together with a description of these flowers are a gathering of literture & learning gleaned from Korean scholars. Useful and beautifully printed botanical reference book.S C A R C E

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        Sanctuary [First State]

      New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 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. Fine-.

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        Mourning Becomes Electra. A Trilogy.

      - New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1931. Roy. 8vo, [1]-256, [16 "Working Notes"] pp., title-page printed in black and orange. Original white vellum over bevelled boards, gilt stamped facsimile of the author's signature to the upper board, backstrip ruled in gilt, with gilt lettered black morocco label, edges uncut, deckled, with folded sheets of facsimiles of the author's handwritten sheets, tucked into pocket of rear pastedown. Signed by the author and most of the original cast from the Guild Theatre. Other than a hint of shelf-wear to the vellum, a beautiful copy. Edition de luxe limited to 550 copies, this being number 72. This copy has the signatures of the author, and 33 members of the crew and original cast from the first stage production at the Guild Theatre in 1931, collected (for O'Neill perhaps?) by the actress and legendary lesbian Nazimova with her note at the front. A contemporary review by J. Brooks Atkinson on the opening, "Using a Greek legend as his model, he has reared up a universal tragedy of tremendous stature -- deep, dark, solid, uncompromising and grim. It is heroically thought out and magnificently wrought in style and structure, and it is played by Alice Brady and Mme. Nazimova with consummate artistry and passion." Nazimova had an extraordinary career in Hollywood and is credited with inventing the phrase "sewing circle" for covert lesbian meetings. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Road Back

      London: G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 1931. Translated from the German by A. W. Wheen. Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to front board and spine in green, green top edge. With the dust jacket. Top stain slightly faded but an excellent copy in an exceptionally smart jacket with the spine panel a little tanned, a few tiny closed tears to the top edge, and a sliver of loss at the head. First edition in English, first impression. The sequel to Remarque's landmark novel All Quiet on the Western Front.

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        Ljudi Govore [People speak]

      PETROVICH, Rastko: Ljudi Govore [People speak]. Beograd: Geca Kon 1931. 8° (13,3 x 20 cm). 140, [2] p. Original publisher's wrappers with b/w photomontage front cover. First edition and a declared example of Petrovich's „automatic writing" inspired by Surrealism which was at its climax in Belgrade in the beginning of the 1930s. The author writes in his foreword: „I jotted down the first words that came to my mind in a bistro that very moment, on a piece of paper bought at the tobacconist's across the street". Rastko Petrovich (1898-1949), who between 1935-49 also settled in the the US (Chicago, Washington DC) as part of the Yugoslavian Corps Diplomatique, is considered to be one of the most gifted and authentic modernist Serbian writers, artists and photographers and his contributions can be found in all major avant-garde periodicals and other publications at that time (e.g. »Putevi« (Paths, 1922/23)»Svedočanstva« (Testimonies, 1924-25), Almanac »Nemoguće« (The Impossible, 1931), »Nadrealizam danas i ovde« (Surrealism here and now) 1931-32). Between 1921-31 he also had 4 books published that are seen as core publications of Serbian Expressionism and Surrealism, one of them being the preceding. Furthermore Petrovich's striking photomontage cover for this book is one of the very few examples of this technique in the realm of the Serbian avant-garde. Bottom of spine professionally restaurated, back side of cover with little ink staining; front paper with contemporary handwritten, dated and signed dedication or owner's remark, one stamp of a Belgrade school and another stamp of the publisher Geca Kon; otherwise inside very fine, printed on machine-mould paper. Vloemans 129, 217; cit. Todić, Nemoguće, 263-64.

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        The Road Back Translated from the German by A. W. Wheen.

      London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931 - Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to front board and spine in green, green top edge. With the dust jacket. Top stain slightly faded but an excellent copy in an exceptionally smart jacket with the spine panel a little tanned, a few tiny closed tears to the top edge, and a sliver of loss at the head. First edition in English, first impression. The sequel to Remarque's landmark novel All Quiet on the Western Front. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Market Scene, Malaya.

      1931 - Gelatin silver print. Dimensions: 16.2 x 19.6 cm. Photographer's stamp on reverse, title in ink. 'A great favourite among my Dutch East Indies negatives, full of life and movement; the groups form a most pleasing pattern and the delicate tracery of sun shadows plays on a scale of subtle gradations. Out of thirty exposures spent on the same subject this seemed to offer the most satisfactory grouping of the figures' (description and photograph as appears in 'Hundred Thousand Exposures: The Success Of A Photographer' E.O. Hoppe. The Focal Press 1946) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le grand troupeau.

      Paris, Éditions de la Nouvelle Revue Française, 1931, broché, couv. imp. - petit in-4 de 267-(4) pp. ; Edition originale.Tiré à 931 exemplaires. Un des 100 ex., réimposés dans le format in-4 tellières, sur papier vergé pur fil Lafuma réservés aux Bibliophiles de la Nouvelle Revue Française. Seul grand papier avec les 9 hors commerce sur le même papier.Talvart et Place VII-p. 103 : 1 c.

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        An English Lady in Chinese Turkestan.

      London, Ernest Benn Ltd., [1931]. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth; pp. [vii], 236; sketch map and four photographic plates; cloth a little marked, front free endpaper replaced; occasional spotting to text only, a good copy of a very rare book. First edition of an important title on the Great Game in Central Asia, and a wonderful description of life in Kashgar and surroundings, now in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in China's far west on the Silk Road. 'Catherina Theodora, second daughter of James Borland of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire. She had never travelled before but revealed an exemplary ability to 'make do', hosting numerous Russian and Chinese diplomatic guests as well as any passing travellers from home' (ODNB). 'Col Francis Younghusband was the first British Resident in Kashgar, and from 1891 George Macartney (no relation to the first Ambassador to China in 1793) replaced Younghusband and stayed there until his retirement at the end of the First World War. One of the most important duties of the British Political Resident at Kashgar was to send periodic news reports or fortnightly diaries, channelled through the Government of India, to London. The contents of these reports and diaries range from the Resident's daily dealings with the locals to political uprisings in the region. In the countries surrounding India's frontiers, there was little secret intelligence of a direct military kind to be acquired. What the British Government needed to know was mainly political - Russian movement in the region, local events, which tribes might be plotting to overthrow some ruler and what might be the effect on the border tribes. The Political Resident at Kashgar, George Macartney, who was fully bilingual, managed to establish an amicable rapport with Chinese Taotai (a provincial administrator) as well as with the Russian Consul at Kashgar. Through his local contacts, he was well informed of political shifts and likely repercussions within or beyond the borders. In general, it could be said that, like every British Political Agent of that period, Macartney ran a local information or intelligence service, which Russians might have called a spy network, but it tended to be a very informal and parochial affair' (British Library, Chinese Turkestan: British presence, online).

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        Gespenster am Toten Mann (signiert)

      1931, Gilde V.,Oln, ohne OSU,mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Ettighoffer (s. Bild),Leineneinbd. stärker stockfl., Seiten papierbedingt nachgedunkelt, fest im Block

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        La Guerra delle Nazioni, 12 volumi, Treves, 1931 - WW1 Prima Guerra Mondiale

      OPERA OMNIA SUL PRIMO GRANDE CONFLITTO MONDIALE LA GUERRA DELLE NAZIONI 1914-1918 - Storia illustrata Opera completa di 12 volumi Treves Editori di Milano, anno 1931. Opera completa di 12 volumi in ottimo stato di conservazione, veramente rara e non comune in quanto ben tenuta e, specialmente, completa. Pagine complessive 4.112, Treves editori, anno di pubblicazione 1931. Formato in 4°. Dimensioni cm 21 (L) x 29 (H). Importante resoconto degli avvenimenti bellici relativi al primo e grande conflitto mondiale su tutti i fronti, illustrato con foto, cartine, tavole e documenti.  Un vero e ricercato must per ogni collezionista che si rispetti o appassionato della prima guerra mondiale. Piano dell'opera Volume I: Dall'assassinio di Sarajevo alla battaglia della Marna. 432 pagine con 338 illustrazioni. Volume II: Dall'avanzata russa nella Prussia Orientale all'entrata in scena della Turchia. 408 pagine con 249 illustrazioni. Volume III: Dalla lotta accanita della fine del 1914 sui fronti europei Occidentale ed Orientale, all'intervento dell'Italia. 440 pagine con 233 illustrazioni. Volume IV: Dalle vicende dell'impresa dei Dardanelli al principio della riscossa anglo - francese dalla Fiandre all'Alsazia. 336 pagine con 167 illustrazioni. Volume V: Dalla grande battaglia galiziana del 1915 e dall'avanzata tedesca fino a Wilna, all'arresto dell'offensiva russa di Brussilow nel 1916. 312 pagine con 109 illustrazioni. Volume VI: Dall'insuccesso tedesco nella Champagne e dalla drammatica lotta di Verdun fino al consolidamento francese e alla presa di Pozières. 304 pagine con 74 illustrazioni. Volume VII: Dalla tragedia di Verdun al caos Balcanico. 320 pagine con 80 illustrazioni. Volume VIII: Dall'entrata in guerra dell'America alla Rivoluzione Russa. 320 pagine con 61 illustrazioni. Volume IX: Vittoriose iniziative Franco - Inglesi tra il crollo russo e la mobilitazione americana. 312 pagine con 71 illustrazioni. Volume X: Dalla rivoluzione in oriente all'offensiva in occidente. 320 pagine con 57 illustrazioni. Volume XI: L'offensiva generale degli Alleati. 340 pagine con 75 illustrazioni. Volume XII: La grande controffensiva degli Alleati e la Vittoria. 268 pagine con 79 illustrazioni.   

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        Andersen, Meyer & Company Limited of China. Its History: its Organization Today, Historical and Descriptive Sketches Contributed by Some of the Manufacturers it Represents. March 31, 1906 to March 31, 1931

      Shanghai: Kelly and Walsh, 1931. Hardcover. Very good condition. A presentation copy of a scarce volume celebrating the 25th anniversary of a Danish engineering company that brought western technology to the industrial development of 1900s China, and secured the exclusive right to represent General Electric in China. Andersen Meyer first worked on a joint basis with an American import export firm based in Shanghai named Fearon, Daniel & Company, to set up an engineering firm in China. In 1907 it won the right to represent G. E. in China and in 1908 secured its first large contract with the Mukden Electric Light Works. The firm quickly diversified from the construction and engineering fields to partner with American makers of textile machinery and equipment, selling the first cotton mill entirely equipped with American machinery. It also expanded into power plant machinery, electrical machinery including Xray equipment, plumbing and heating equipment, agricultural machinery, and drugs and chemicals. Offices were located in Tientsin, Peiping, Harbin, Mukden, Hankow, Tsingtao, Tsinan, Hong Kong and Canton. Meyer Andersen represented the major American manufacturers of the day, from G. E., American Radiator, International Harvester, Masonite, Parke Davis (once America's oldest and largest drug maker), Sherwin Williams and more. This is a signed presentation copy, to a long term business associate who was the principal of a company acquired by Pittsburgh Coal Co., from the founder Vilhelm Meyer, and signed below Meyer's frontispiece portrait: "F. L. Robbins, with thanks for your long and loyal cooperation. From your old friend, Vilhelm Meyer. March 1931". The first section is written in English; the second section in Chinese, translated and prepared by Kuang Chao Lee, with a special title page and separate pagination with Chinese numerals. The volume is impressive for its wide array of b&w photographic illustrations in all the areas in which the company operated, including staff portraits, showrooms of the various departments, interior views of factories including cotton & silk mills, power plants, lighting of Shanghai buildings, railway and locomotive equipment and workshops, and bridge construction. There is an unusual double spread photograph of the Bund in Shanghai with 29 numbered buildings and a chart below listing all the heating supplies provided by Andersen Meyer to the prominent landmark buildings all along the waterfront! (pp92-93). The many images in a broad range of fields provide a vivid sense of the tremendous impact of western techonology on China's industrial growth. In 1934 Vilhelm Meyer died, and the ownership of the company passed to its main American partner, General Electric. In 1949, following the founding of the People's Republic of China, many international firms in Shanghai were nationalized, including Andersen Meyer. By 1950 it was completely Chinese controlled. Large 4to, 247pp; 134pp, frontispiece, b&w photographic illustrations (including portraits of staff, maps). With the book plate of F. L. Robbins at the front paste down. Dark blue stamped buckram covers, title in English at front cover, in Chinese at rear cover, original titles in yellow, somewhat dulled. We located four copies, at the National Library of Singapore, National Library of Australia, the University of Hong Kong, and Stanford. OCLC: 123199443. Libraries Australia ID 5041194.

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        Les Auques. Imatgeria Popular Catalana

      Editorial Orbis, Barcelona 1931 - Vol. I : 198 págs. y 55 págs. del Catálogo de las Aucas. Sumamente ilustrado con grabados entre el texto y 2 láminas a color. Portadas decoradas e iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Vol. II : 100 láminas a doble página con facsímiles de aleluyas. 10 de ellas a color. Edición de 465 ejs. (nº219) Impreso sobre buen papel de hilo, fabricado especialmente para esta edición. Excelente encuadernación art-decó firmada por Manuel Bueno con mosaico a cuatro pieles. Guardas enmarcadas en piel fileteada al oro y negro. Magníficas cajas de resguardo forradas en piel decorada al oro en su interior y con acabados en piel. Size: 2 Vols. De 35 x 24 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les auques.

      - B-Edit. Orbis, 1931. 35 cm. 2 vols.: (I) 1 f., 7-198 p., 1 f., LV f. de catàleg. Il.lustr. amb gravats i capitals, en el text i 2 facsímils a color fora del text. (II) 2 f., 100 làm. de gravats, alguns a color. Enq. en tela arpillera. Edició numerada en paper de tinta ex.420/465. Cubiertas deslucidas.(10807-COL). FOLKLORE. IMAGINERÍA POPULAR CATALANA.

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        Remote Places

      London: Duckworth, 1931. A first edition, first printing published by Duckworth in 1931. A very good book with a neat former owner's name to the front free endpaper and a little off-setting to the endpapers also. There is a little foxing to the page edges and a touch of bleeding from the boards onto the bottom edge of the early pages of the book. In the VERY RARE dust wrapper priced at 10/6 (as called for) on the spine. The wrapper is complete apart from some very minor wear at the head and tail of the spine with a touch of loss not affecting any lettering. Waugh's early travel book about Africa, the inspiration and source of his comic 'Scoop'. Illustrated, with folding map. Very uncommon in the dust wrapper.

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        What Bernard Shaw told the Americans about Russia! His famous Broadcast.

      1931 - First edition. 8vo., original printed wrappers, preserved in a folding box. London, Friends of the Soviet Union. Loosely inserted is a compliments slip inscribed by Shaw: ?I will not autograph books for sale. This silly trade in the American broadcast disgusts me. Why put me out of temper by bothering me with it? GBS. 24/2/35?. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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