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        These 13.

      8vo. 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, â€

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        Ambrose Holt and Family.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1931 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and some nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of this novel, first published in the US earlier the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paradise Lost [and] Paradise Regained

      (London): The Cresset Press (Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press), 1931. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 550 p. Limited edition of 195 copies printed on Batchelor handmade paper (there were also 10 copies printed on vellum). The final work printed by The Cresset Press when it was functioning as a printer of fine press books, thought by many to be its finest, and printed by Bernard Newdigate at the Shakespeare Head Press. With twenty wood-engravings by D. Galanis (16 full-page, plus head- and tail-pieces in each volume) and the title-page and initial letters by Anna Simons. From the second edition, revised and augmented by the Author, printed at London by S. Simmons in 1674. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full cream buckram with gilt lettering on the spines, fore- and bottom edges uncut, illustrations throughout the text, limitation statement for each volume at the end; note that this set has been matched, with Volume I being no. 130 of 195 copies and Volume II being no. 186 of 195; the condition of each volume is the same, the set is evenly matched. Folio size (approximately 14" tall), pagination: Volume I, (i)-xii, (1)-442, colophon; Volume II, (i-vi), (1)-88, colophon. Laid into the front of Volume II is an interesting piece of ephemera: a small squre of paper, printed in red with "I set / Paradise Lost & Regained / Nos. [186 hand-written in black ink] / Heffer". The hand-written number of 186 matches exactly the hand-written number on the colophon page of Volume II. Both volumes are housed in a slipcase covered in brown laid paper with a large watermark bearing the insignia of Rome (the wolf suckling Romulus and Remus), with "Roma" beneath, the slipcase has paper labels on the front and spine. ***CONDITION: Both volumes are near fine, with strong, square text blocks, solid hinges, corners gently bumped and not rubbed, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings other than some light former bookseller markings in pencil on the front endpapers of Volume I. The slipcase is near fine with just a hint of rubbing to several of the joints. ***CITATION: Ransom pg. 8. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Strassenecke. Ein Ort. Eine Handlung.

      Berlin, Gustav Kiepenheuer, 1931. . Erste Ausgabe (WG2, 10). - Zeitbedingt gebräunt, Schnitt schwach stockfleckig. - Unaufgeschnittenes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        ROOMS OF MYSTERY

      London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., 1931.. Large octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-282, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. One of the author's very popular series of apparently true accounts of occult phenomena -- haunted rooms, in this case, most of them in Britain. Not in Wilson. Gold stamping on spine panel just a bit dull, a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with chips from spine ends and upper corner tips (not affecting any printed areas), several short closed tears at top edge of front panel, and just a touch of darkening to spine panel. A superior example of this fragile and attractive jacket, and rare as such. (#147452)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli

      E. Pontificio Instituto Biblico, Romae (Rome) 1931 - Folio (14 x 10"). viii, 701, [3]pp. Modern full olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device on title page. Vannutelli's "Libri Synoptici Veteris Testamenti seu Librorum Regum et Chronicorum Loci Paralleli" is an arrangement of parallel text material that exhibits all parts or divisions of the subject from a comprehensive point of view. In this work, the text of 1-2 Chronicles can be viewed together with all its parallels, mostly from 2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings. This synopsis attempts to respect the literary integrity of each book / text. Hebrew facing Greek with notes in Greek and Latin, including the Vulgata, as well as Josephus' text on the events recorded in Kings and Chronicles.Ex-library copy, with remnant of sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, printed notice pasted on inside of back cover, and stamp at top and bottom edges. Pages slightly and evenly age-toned throughout. Text in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        The Diabolical Principle and The Dithyrambic Spectator

      Chatto and Windus, London., 1931. First edition. First issue in red buckram and with gilt lettering on the spine. Octavo. 242 pages. Fine in very good indeed, slightly creased dustwrapper with no fading at all to the red parts. A lovely bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        THE WOLF IN THE GARDEN ..

      New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1931.. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-x [xi-xii] 1-287 [288-292: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], three illustrations, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped red, top edge stained red. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Bill to Katherine Ellis dated 25 June 1936 on front free endpaper. Werewolf novel with upstate New York setting. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-21. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 167. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 23. Reginald 01281. Spine panel a bit darkened, a tight, clean, very good copy. Overall, a nice copy of a book seldom found in decent condition. (#148087)

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        Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

      A. & C. Black, Lndn/1931. First edition.. Hardback.. 16 colour plates (including frontis) and 31 Black and White plates, along with other illustrations. VG-, without dust jacket (cover worn, with some sun-fading; gift inscription on front blank).

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        California Hills and Other Wood Engravings

      Los Angeles: Bruce McCallister, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 25 leaves, including 14 with woodblock prints captioned below in type. With two additional small engravings, one printed on the title label mounted to the front board and a second vignette on the colophon page, both as issued. Printed from the original blocks by Harold Young. 9-3/4 by 12-3/4 inches. 'A masterpiece in its genre, California Hills complimented and counterpointed the scenic photographs of Edward Weston and the poetic evocations of Robinson Jeffers and remains today an outstanding artistic achievement of the Depression era. Forced by his medium to capture essentials, Landacre depicted the hills of the California coast in their intrinsic structural power as the architecture of the planet itself'--Kevin Starr, Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s, p. 330. The American Institute of Graphic Arts named California Hills one of the 50 best-designed books of the year. With an introduction by Arthur Millier. Published in an edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in decorated paper-covered boards. The book shows only minor wear to the corners, virtually no tanning or offsetting of ink on the interior pages. An attractive bookplate is mounted on the inside front cover. Based on the condiiton, this would be an exceptionally nice copy, but to make it even better, this example preserves the rarely seen original unprinted dust jacket. The jacket is missing a two-inch triangle along the bottom edge and shows minor loss at the corners. The spine is a bit tanned. All in all, a remarkable book. This is copy 278, signed by Landacre on the colophon.

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        The Weathercock - La Girouette.

      [London], Ulysses Bookshop, 1931. Large 8vo. Original printed envelope; pp. [4], one bifolium; envelope with soiling and tear to fold of flap, internally very good; provenance: ownership inscription of Roger Senhouse, dated 1937 on envelope. First edition, number 38 of a printrun of 45, numbered and signed by the author on title, ms. number in limitation at the end. This First World War poem is printed here lithographically in cursive on opposite pages in English (one correction on the lithographic stone) and French. Blunden explains the production process of this poem on the final page. 'These verses were written by way of recreation in the Ypres salient towards the end of 1917. At that time a habit of reading French verse characterized the author and explains these stanzas! If any apology be required as well, let it be recalled that "there was a war on" - and on such relics as this have their own value to those who remember it'. All we were able to find out about Ulysses Bookshop in London is that they published the Blunden bibliography in the year of this publication, and reprinted - without authorization - early essays by James Joyce. The bookshop was run by Jacob 'Jake' Schwartz, previously a dentist in Brookly NY, and later a rare book dealer. Provenance: Roger Senhouse (1899-1970) was literary agent, publisher and translator, as well as a member of the Bloomsbury Group.

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        Nasenplastik und sonstige Gesichtsplastik nebst einem Anhang über Mammaplastik und einigen weiteren Operationen aus dem Gebiete der äusseren Körperplastik. Ein Atlas und Lehrbuch.

      Leipzig, Curt Kabitzsch, 1931, Gr.8, XXXI, 842, (2) pp., 1718 z.T. farb. Abb., orig. grüner Halbledereinband feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe der Bibel der modernen Rhinoplastik - Joseph gilt als Vater der modernen Gesichtsplastik. Jacques Joseph (1865-1934) beginnt seine Tätigkeit 1881 bei Prof. Neumann in der Kinderklinik und wechselt 1892 in die Chirurgisch-Orthopädische Universitätsklinik zu Prof. Julius Wolff über. Am 21. Oktober 1896 stellt er die erste Ohrplastik und am 11. Mai 1898 die erste Nasenplastik in der Berliner Medizinischen Gesellschaft vor. Am 7.April 1904 berichtet er unter dem Präsidium Ernst von Bergmann's auf dem Deutschen Chirurgenkonkreß bereits über 100 eigenhändig operierte Fälle. Schlagartig wird er damit national und international bekannt. Am 20. Juli 1916 von Geheimrat Passow zum Leiter der Gesichtsplastischen Abteilung der berühmten Charité bestellt, operiert er u.a. dort viele Kriegsverletzte. Am 12. November 1922 führt er die erste Mammaplastik durch. Nach seinen Angaben entsteht ein modernes Spezialinstrumentarium. 1919 wird er zum Professor ernannt. Ab 1922 arbeitet er fast ausschließlich in seiner Privatklinik (Nassauische Straße). Alle Formen der Gesichtsplastik hat er in technischer Meisterschaft und mit feinstem ästhetischem Gefühl durchgeführt. Über seiner Villa stand sein Ausspruch: "Und deckt mich einst der kühle Rasen, so wisst, dies war gebaut von Nasen". Sein Haus (Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Ravensburger Straße) und seine Grabstelle auf dem israelitischen Friedhof sind im Bombenkrieg zerstört worden. Joseph lebt in seiner Arbeit fort (Paul Natvig).First Edition of 'Rhinoplatsy and facial plastic surgery with a supplement on mammaplasty and ohter operations in the field of plastic surgery of the body : an atals and text book' is "A masterpiece of 20th century palstic surgery, and Joseph's most comprehensive work". G & MGarrison & Morton No.5763.01 Natvig 41

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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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        A Word to Gandhi.

      London: William and Norgate 1931. FIRST EDITION, octavo, pp.142. Travel writer ROBERT BYRON'S REFERENCE COPY with his pencil signature and annotations; Byron published 'An Essay on India' the same year. Original yellow card covers printed in black. Some expected rubbing and toning to extremities but generally near fine. Byron has marked up and underlined many references to 'Pariotism' and 'disloyalty' within the first 20 pages, thereafter his markings reduce. The final page contains several ms. notes, with references to Churchill, and the exclamation 'Rot'. An important political commentary.

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        The English Works. Volume the First: Early Poems, Pico della Mirandola, Richard III, the Four Last Things. [William Rastell's edition of 1557]. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode

      1931 - Facsimile edition. 4to, original buckram [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plakate. 11 Fotos von ausgeführten Plakaten v. Z. Eibenschütz.

      4. o. Pag. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit, bedruckt. Plakate für den Hagenbund, für die Architekturausstellung Wien 1931, für die Passionsspiele Erl 1933, weiters für Shell-Oil, Standard Oil, Bootswerft Rasmussen, Union-Castle-Line, Imperial Airways, London-Films (H. G. Wells - Things to come). - Mappe fleckig, beiliegend noch drei Dias. - Alle Plakate sind datiert. - Cover spotty, additional three slides.

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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.

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        Idyll in the Desert.

      - New York: Random House, 1931. 8vo., [1]-17, [1 colophon] pp., title-page printed in red and black. Original marbled paper boards with inlaid printed paper label to upper board, uncut, unopened. Remnants of the original glassine wrapper are still clinging to the boards, a fine copy that appears to have never been read. Signed by the author at the colophon. First edition, number 248 of 400 copies signed by Faulkner. A short story based in southwest Arizona, hints of the love story that would become The Wild Psalms appear in this melodrama. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources. (39 Bände, komplett / 39 volumes, complete set). Prepared under the direction of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission and published by authority of Congress. - George Wasington Bicentennial Edition.

      Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1931 - 1944. Originalausgabe ca. 20000 S. Hardcover 39 volumes, complete set. Cloth binding, no dust jackets, Former library books with stamps and signatures. Book covers show slight traces of use and shelf wear, bindings tight, pages slightly darkened, text clean. Good condition. Foreign customers - before placing your order, please contact us regarding additional postage due to heavy weight of the books. --- 39 Bände, vollständiges Exemplar. Orig.-Leinen. Einbände mit leichten Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Bindungen fest. Seiten nachgedunkelt, Text sauber. Guter Zustand. - Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts der Bücher berechnen wir zusätzliche Versandkosten bei Bestellungen aus dem Ausland. Bitte setzen Sie sich vorab mit uns in Verbindung. mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Prices and Production.

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,, 1931. With a Foreword by Lionel Robbins. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. Ownership inscription of Frank Knight to front free endpaper dated 3 Feb 1932. Underlining and marginalia in pencil and in ink throughout. Spine ends and corners very lightly rubbed, several page corners turned in; a very good copy. First edition, with a foreword by Lionel Robbins, originally published in German as volume 3 of the Beiträge zur Konjunkturforschung in Vienna in the same year. This work is one of Hayek's principal contributions to the development of capital theory "commonly regarded as his most fundamental and pathbreaking achievement" (The New Palgrave) "The widely recognized but rarely understood Hayekian triangles, introduced in his Prices and Production, provided a convenient but highly stylized way of describing the changes in the intertemporal pattern of the capital structure" (The New Palgrave.)

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        APOLOGETIQUE

      LES BELLES LETTRES, Paris 1931 - Francese Commento analitico e storico a cura di J.P.Waltzing, pagine leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo e con rara fioritura, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con lievi segni di usura e strappetto alla cima del dorso

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        A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS

      New York: Metropolitan Books, Inc. Publishers, [1931].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-319 [320: blank], inserted frontispiece with illustration by Hugh Hutton, original red mesh weave cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow-green, top edge stained green. First edition, first binding with "METROPOLITAN" at base of spine panel. Seventh book of the Mars series. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 310. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02281. Heins FMM-1. Just a bit of spotting to paste-downs, short hairline crack along inner rear hinge, but a tight, clean, very good copy in poor dust jacket with wear along top and bottom edges, shallow chipping at upper spine end and along top edge of rear panel, amateur patch-ins at lower right of front panel, some poorly executed re-coloring along top and fore-edge of front panel, and some internal tape. (#151455)

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        The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources. (39 Bände, komplett / 39 volumes, complete set). Prepared under the direction of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission and published by authority of Congress. - George Wasington Bicentennial Edition.

      Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1931 - 1944. - ca. 20000 S. 39 volumes, complete set. Cloth binding, no dust jackets, Former library books with stamps and signatures. Book covers show slight traces of use and shelf wear, bindings tight, pages slightly darkened, text clean. Good condition. Foreign customers - before placing your order, please contact us regarding additional postage due to heavy weight of the books. --- 39 Bände, vollständiges Exemplar. Orig.-Leinen. Einbände mit leichten Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Bindungen fest. Seiten nachgedunkelt, Text sauber. Guter Zustand. - Aufgrund des hohen Gewichts der Bücher berechnen wir zusätzliche Versandkosten bei Bestellungen aus dem Ausland. Bitte setzen Sie sich vorab mit uns in Verbindung. mbx Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 45000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine TLS as President to S. R. Bertron in Wall Street, (Franklin Delano, 1882-1945, 32nd President of the United States)

      1931 - thanking him for his "nice note. I was disappointed in Nassau County of course, but, as you say, we are up against a difficult problem of organizationand funds ." and agreeing to see "Senator Harrison when he comes to to New York next week.", 1 side 4to., State of New York, Executive Chamber, Albany headed paper with gilt emblem at the head, 5th November [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Shakespeare Head Brontë. 11 Volume Set [Novels only]

      Oxford: Published for the Shakespeare Head by Basil Blackwell. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets. Occasional light marks and rubbing to spines. Bookplate on pastedowns. Untrimmed. 1931. Limited to 1000 copies. Orange hardback cloth cover. 240mm x 180mm (9" x 7"). 351pp; 362pp; 282pp; 278pp; 319pp; 313pp; 312pp; 284pp; 385pp + 9pp; 283pp; 220pp. B/W frontises and plates by Jack Hewer. Shirley (2 vols) + Wildfell Hall (2 vols) + Vilette (2 vols) + Jane Eyre (2 vols) + Wuthering Heights + The Professor + Agnes Grey. Does not include supplementary volumes, which were issued some years later. A heavy set: extra shipping charges will be requested for some overseas addresses. .

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        Gli uccelli d’Italia.

      - Milano, Rizzoli & C., 1931-X. Seconda edizione riveduta ed aggiornata dal Dott. Edgardo Moltoni successore del Prof. Martorelli nella direzione della Raccolta Turati e dal Dott. Carlo Vandoni. Opera fondamentale dell’ornitologia. In 4to (cm. 29,2); legatura originale in mezza pelle con titoli in oro e fregi in oro su nervature al dorso; pp. XX, 752. Con 308 fotoincisioni da acquarelli e fotografie originali in bianco e nero nel testo e con XVI tavole a colori a piena pagina fuori testo (riproduzioni di acqarelli di Martorelli). Tavola in bianco e nero a piena pagina al retro del frontespizio, ritraente il Prof. Giacinto Martorelli. Pagine di guardia decorate a colori. Dorso leggermente rovinato. Raro. Axs

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        [Program]: M.

      Kopenhagen: Freede Skaarup Film (A/S L. Ihrich), 1931. Fine. First edition. 16mo. [16]pp., with several photographic illustrations from the movie. Publisher's stapled illustrated wrappers. Text in Dutch. Staples a bit rusted, overall in very good or better condition. Dutch motion picture program for Fritz Lang's first sound film, the 1931 drama-thriller M: A City Looks for a Murderer. Rare.

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        Images d'une Femme. Vingt-quatre Etudes de Nu avec un avant-propos de Jules Romains

      P., Denoël & Steele, 1931, 1 portfolio in-4° (320 x 245) sous cartonnage éditeur brique, dos toilé noir, étiquette de titre imprimée en rouge et noir collée sur le plat supérieur, lacets de fermeture, de 16 pp. - 24 planches. Très rares rousseur, très bel exemplaire. - "Photographies en noir de nus féminins évoquant la statuaire par les jeux de lumère et la pureté des traits qui rendent aux corps lisses et parfaits l'éclat du marbre. Par un touche-à-tout (1869-1942) des arts décoratifs installé sur les rives suisses du Léman depuis l'après-guerre et dont c'est le seul travail photographique. Une manière de retour au nu académique, marqué par l'esthétique athlète et glacée des années 1930". (Pierre Boudrot, Bibliographie des éditions Denoël et Steele, fiche 18). Réf. biblio. : Bertolotti, 91.

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        Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald. Volksstück in drei Teilen

      Propyläen-Verlag, Berlin 1931 - Original printed wrappers, fine, one corner slightly creased. 144 pages, 2 leaves. W / G 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Waves.

      The Hogarth Press, London., 1931. First edition. Octavo. A 325-page novel.Very good indeed in very good dustwrapper, designed by Vanessa Bell, nicked and chipped at edges and a little tanned at spine.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        The Eskimo Book of Knowledge … Rendered into the Labrador Dialect by the Reverend W.W. Perrett … with the Assistance of Dr. S.K. Hutton.

      1931 - London, Hudson's Bay Company, 1931. 8vo. Original boards, lettered in blue, illustration mounted to upper cover, map endpapers; pp. 237; portrait frontispiece of King George V, photographic illustrations on 4 plates; spotting and darkening to binding, else a very good copy. Very rare first edition, presentation copy, inscribed on half-title to 'Admiral Sir George Egerton K.C.B. with the kind regards of George Binney 9.6.31.' With an ALS by Binney Union Club, Carlton House Terrace-headed paper. '16/6/31 Dear Sir George, Thank you so much for your appreciative note regarding my book. I'm so glad you liked it. I had a charming letter from the King's private secretary saying that it was much appreciated by the king and his Queen. Hoping that you are keeping well - yours very sincerely George Binney'. Egerton was Second Sea Lord and was appointed Second-in-Command of the Atlantic Fleet in 1906. He flew his flag on HMS Victorious, with Captain Robert Scott as his flag captain. The author led the 1924 Oxford University expedition to Northeast Land. The present work, a parallel translation in English and Labrador Eskimo dialect, was intended by the author 'to arm the Eskimo with vital knowledge, so that … he may stand a better chance to fend for himself' (p. 4). To this end, the book explains the workings of the British Empire and the Eskimos' place in it. An extraordinary work, which contains perhaps the first Eskimo translation of 'God Save the King'. 1931 paper cutting referring to the book pasted down at the end of the volume. Arctic Bibliography 1569. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        These 13

      8vo. 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."

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Shikimei sokan

      1931. WADA, Sanzo. Shikimei sokan. Two volumes. 178 pp. Illustrated with 54 accordion folded plates with 160 mounted colour samples. 8vo., 190 x 105 mm, bound in original wrappers in publisher's shitzu case and cardboard folding case. Tokyo: Shunjusha, 1931. |~||~||~||~| This is Wada's first serious attempt at colour classification. Wada, who lived from 1883 to 1967 is primarily known to the general public for his early paintings, and for winning an Academy Award in 1955 for the costume design in the film Gates of Hell. However, it is really for his pioneering studies in color theory that Wada is perhaps best remembered. In 1927 he founded the Japan Standard Color Association, and its successor, the Japan Color Research Institute is still in operation today. While not as rare as his fabulous Colour Dictionary, it is still uncommon, with OCLC listing 2 copies in Japan and Copies at Yale, Princeton and University of Washington.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        Selecta Fungorum Carpologia of the brothers L. R. and C. Tulasne. Translated into English by W. B. Grove.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931. - Folio,three volumes, 845 pp.,61 uncoloured plates, a very good set lacking dustwrappers. "The Carpologia at the time of its publication (1861-1865) was an epoch-making work and [is] one of the great mycological classics. Its primary purpose was to demonstrate the pleomorphism of the Ascomycetes which had been denied by some contemporary mycologists. In the Carpologica we have the most detailed descriptions and the best illustrations of the morphology and life-history of the Ascomycetes yet produced" (Editors' preface).

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Alps and Sanctuaries.

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1931. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front cover in gilt. Spine and board edges faded, a little foxing to contents. A very good copy. Association copy, inscribed by A. A. Milne to his son Christopher on the title page, "For Moon, with love from Blue. Christmas 1940". At the time this copy was inscribed, Christopher, having completed his first year at Cambridge before deciding to join the Royal Engineers, was awaiting his call-up papers at the Milne's home in Cotchford (his parents had left London permanently earlier in 1940). He had been due to commence training in November 1940, but had failed the medical examination due to a mistake by the medical board; this was subsequently rectified, but he had to wait until the following February to join his battalion. Christopher was at this point still extremely close to his father, "and would remain so throughout the war, though for several years separated by many hundreds of miles". Samuel Butler was an author of particular significance for Milne, who considered Butler's 1903 book The Way of All Flesh "the best novel in the English language". Alps and Sanctuaries was first published in 1881, and this is a later edition. Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends ever since" (Milne, It's Too Late Now). Christopher eventually outgrew the nickname "Billy", though his father continued to call him "Moon"; Milne was nicknamed "Blue" on account of his eyes, "the bluest eyes I have ever seen" recalled Nancy Spain.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Weathercock - La Girouette.

      - [London], Ulysses Bookshop, 1931. Large 8vo. Original printed envelope; pp. [4], one bifolium; envelope with soiling and tear to fold of flap, internally very good; provenance: ownership inscription of Roger Senhouse, dated 1937 on envelope. First edition, number 38 of a printrun of 45, numbered and signed by the author on title, ms. number in limitation at the end. This First World War poem is printed here lithographically in cursive on opposite pages in English (one correction on the lithographic stone) and French. Blunden explains the production process of this poem on the final page. 'These verses were written by way of recreation in the Ypres salient towards the end of 1917. At that time a habit of reading French verse characterized the author and explains these stanzas! If any apology be required as well, let it be recalled that "there was a war on" - and on such relics as this have their own value to those who remember it'. All we were able to find out about Ulysses Bookshop in London is that they published the Blunden bibliography in the year of this publication, and reprinted - without authorization - early essays by James Joyce. The bookshop was run by Jacob 'Jake' Schwartz, previously a dentist in Brookly NY, and later a rare book dealer. Provenance: Roger Senhouse (1899-1970) was literary agent, publisher and translator, as well as a member of the Bloomsbury Group.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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