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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

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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.

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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).

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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.

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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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        SOME NEW GHOST STORIES

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, Ltd., 1931.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-104, original pictorial gray boards, front and spine panels printed in black. First edition. "Traditional ghost stories in the 'raw-heads-and-bloody-bones' vein, purportedly fictionalized from local legends. Rather gruesome spectres on the prowl in 'The Leprous Boy of Stockley Castle,' 'Combeton Mill,' and 'The Well.' Short, undeveloped material, lurid horrors told in reportorial style, curiously flat." - Robert Knowlton. Bleiler (1978), p. 212. Eaton catalogue III, p. 538. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Light rubbing to extremities of fragile board binding and some age-darkening, mostly to spine panel, mild scattered foxing to text block, still a clean, tight, very good copy. A nice copy of an uncommon book. (#149688)

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        Tribes of the Rif

      Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge 1931 - First edition, published as volume IX in the Harvard African Studies series; small 4to, pp. xviii, 417; 67 plates, maps and tables in the text; front board rubbed, else a very good copy in original quarter brown cloth over paper-covered boards, printed paper label on spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Source Records of the Great War

      Indianapolis: The American Legion. (1931). Seven volumes. Tall octavos. Blue cloth gilt. A few scattered light spots on the boards, still easily fine in publisher's original wooden shipping crate with sliding lid, and remnants of the publisher's label on the lid. Issued to raise funds for The American Legion, this set received wide distribution, but is very scarce in box. .

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

      MONTGOMERY,L.M. A TANGLED WEB. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart (1931 printed by Best). 8vo, orange cloth, 324p., near fine in dust wrapper (dw frayed but very good). 1st Canadian ed. (same year as U.S. ed). The story of a family's year of striving for the prize of inheriting Aunt Becky's coveted family heirloom. This is a great copy of a scarce Montgomery title.

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        DEATH AND TAXES (signed limited edition)

      Viking: New York, 1931. #79 of an edition of only 250 numbered copies signed by the author. Black and white decorated boards with maroon morocco spine label, in black card slipcase. pp 62, [2]. The delicate cloth has narrow chips along right hand side of spine and gutter of front cover, the largest being an inch long at the top; endpapers mottled tan from binding glue; mild rubbing to top and bottom edges; else fine. The slipcase spine has rubbing to head and foot, with shallow chip along one edge of the morocco label (gilt lettering not affected); rubbing to edges of open end; split to top edge neatly repaired; VG otherwise. The handsome decorated binding cloth is prone to wear and the endpapers most often have the tanning. We have supplied a plastic wrapper for the book itself. Her second and best-known collection of light verse. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Converting Old Houses into New Brick Homes

      Philadelphia: Brick Manufacturers Association. 1931. First. First edition. 23, [1] leaves. Mimeograph leaves printed rectos only in unprinted bradbound folder. 27 inserted real photographs of houses, mostly in the suburbs of the Philadelphia metropolitan area including Haddonfield, Westmont, Haddon Heights, Drexel Hill, Pennsauken, etc. Glue used to insert the photos has offset a bit, else near fine. A laboriously handmade brochure, this is stated as "set # 42," presumably few were produced. Treatise on providing older clapboard sided homes with brick fronts. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Close Up. The Only Magazine Devoted to Films as an Art.

      

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

      - Paris: Editions Denoël & Steele, avril 1931. Edition originale limitée à 1100 exemplaires numérotés (ex. n°324). In-4° en ff. sous chemise (dos toilé noir absent, légères salissures sur les plats de papier rouille, étiquette imprimée collée avec manque et salissures, attaches cordons de lin noir) de 16 pp. et 24 études photographiques de nu reproduites en héliogravure (rares taches ou rousseurs marginales, quelques traces de frottement sur les bords des planches, timbre à sec ex-libris sur la page de faux-titre). Bon état. Format 24 x 30 cm. "Cet album de nus paraît être le seul travail photographique de l'auteur, dont plusieurs planches seront publiées par la suite dans des numéros spéciaux d'Arts et Métiers Graphiques consacrés à la photographie." Books of Nudes, p. 90-91; 802 Photobook from the M. + M. Auer collection, p. 180 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Proverbes et maximes. Peuls et Toucouleurs, traduits expliqués et annotés

      Paris, Institut d'Ethnologie, 1931, in-8, 368 pp.1f pub, pleine toile de l'éditeur, couverture, Proverbes recueillis dans les années 1910 dans la région de Saint-Louis du Sénégal provenant des Toucouleurs et des Peuls du Fouta-Toro Travaux et mémoires de l'Institut d'Ethnologie Vol XVI

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        Jesus and Judas

      Hodder & Stoughton 1931 - A rare title complete with dust jacket. Jacket is a little worn to the edges with a light tan in places. The reverse of the jacket has some neat handwriting in pencil. Binding of the book is firm and secure. Page edges show some marks and carry a light tan yet all content remains clear throughout. A good copy of this rare title. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Free Wheeling

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1931 - First Edition. Some fading and wear; good to very good in a damaged and worn dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, ÒThis is Margaret BarkerÕs book. If you donÕt believe it, - look! Signed for Margaret Barker by one who shall be nameless - Ogden Nash.Ó [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Vain Pursuit

      Grant Richards, London 1931 - First edition. Slight foxing, very good or better with minimal wear in very good dustwrapper (illustrated by Arthur Watts) with modest chipping at the crown and some short tears. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by the author to his daughter utilizing the printed dedication: "[printed: To Helene and John] with great affection, Grant Richards, March, 1931" Novel about fashionable folk set in Mayfair, Paris, the Rivera, and New York. Scarce in jacket, unique in the dedication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Solo in Tom-Toms

      New York: Covici-Friede. 1931. First. First edition. Printed wrappers. 30pp. An about very good copy with a crease on front wrap, moderate age-toning, and a short split at the top of the front wrap. An autobiographical essay on the author's childhood, issued as a promotional piece, and a decade-and-a-half later expanded to book length and published by Viking Press. Bookplate of actor Ricardo Cortez on the inside front wrap. Inscribed by Fowler to Cortez. The glue from the bookplate has scuffed the inscription a little, the presumed text supplied by us here in brackets: "To Ric Cortez, This is a sample of what fools my parents must have [been on t]heir honeymoon. Regards, Gene Jan -- 1933." .

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        AFRIKA Cape Town and South-West Africa, 1931

      1931. Very Good. Stab binding, bound with grey ribbon, patterned cloth over boards (13” x 9.25”) with handwritten titles on front board; contains 19 grey heavy cardstock leaves, each featuring numerous b/w photographs (more than 150 in all, average size is 3” x 4.25”) affixed to rectos and versos with photo-corners, most of them labeled by hand, in German (with some English). Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, else fine. A lovely young African woman, wearing robes, a turban, and a necklace, clutches a pipe in her teeth and poses for the camera in front of a thatched roof house. The photograph bears the handwritten label, “Basutofrau aus dem Hinterland von East London.” So begins this collection of images – photographs taken by the author, and postcards – of Cape Town and South-West Africa in 1931. It offers a nice balance of the personal – with images of the author's friends at picnics, hiking (with men in suits and hat, and the ladies in dresses and high-heeled shoes!), on ship, and watching street performers – and the more broadly interesting streetscapes and landmarks. (The African people, it seems, were also generously willing to smile for the camera.) Postcards have labels printed in English, identifying Camps Bay, Chapman Peak, government buildings, memorials, etc., and the photographs taken by the author usually identify the place and date (tidy penmanship, in German, and often with a quip). Though a few of the author's photographs are a little blurry or over-exposed, most are nicely composed – and all of the images (photos and postcards) are bright and clean. A pleasing amalgam.

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        Afternoon Men

      Duckworth, 1931. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Duckworth in 1931. A very good book with one small red stain to the edge of the front board. Darkening to the spine and a little rubbing to the edges. Author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Fleurs en couleur d'après la photographie

      Paris, Ch. Massin & cie, 1931, in-4, en feuilles, 6, (1)pp, 35pl, portefeuille, demi-percaline dorée, plats rose, lacet (reliure de l'époque), 35 planches en héliogravure coloriées au pochoir, imprimées chez Catala frères. Répertoire des fleurs les plus utilisables en décoration, destiné à l'artiste décorateur. Ex-libris Pierre Pruvot avec la devise "omnia cum tempore". Bon exemplaire

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        Typed Letter Signed ("M.K. Gandhi"), to Sam Higginbottom, discussing his refusal to visit America

      Borsad [Gujarat, India], 1931. One page, with one cancellation and one addition in manuscript. 4to. Folding creases, a few pinholes and faint paperclip rust at one corner; fine. One page, with one cancellation and one addition in manuscript. 4to. "And now there is a positive dread about going to America..." Gandhi writes to a close friend and a fellow educator in India about his refusal, in no uncertain terms, to visit America. "On the one hand I am overwhelmed with invitations to go to America including invitations from business managers promising one million dollars. On the other, I have letters from friends whom I know and who dissuade me from the threatened visit. Before the flood gates of correspondence opened I had decided that I could not and should not go to America unless there was a clear call from within. At the present moment I have no such call. On the contrary the inner voice tells me 'No' however attractive a visit to America would always be to me. I feel that the business managers' letters and their dollars have simply confirmed the promptings of the inner voice. And now there is a positive dread about going to America...." A few years earlier Gandhi had turned down another offer by American friends to arrange a lucrative speaking tour, and he never did visit America. Over the years, however, he issued a number of messages addressed explicitly to Americans, who had become fascinated by Gandhi's efforts and example. He delivered one such message in September of 1931, three months after the date of this letter, over the Columbia Broadcasting System, in which he described the struggle for independence and made an "appeal to the conscience of the world to come to the rescue of people dying for regaining its liberty." And an earlier address, of April 1924, read in part: "My message to the businessmen of America is: Understand the inner meaning of the message of the spinning-wheel and you will probably find the solution for the World Peace which I know so many Americans sincerely desire." The present letter dates from a momentous period in the movement for Indian independence, coming a few months after the signing of the Gandhi-Irwin pact and a few months before Gandhi would return to London for the second of three Round Table Conferences with the British government regarding constitutional reform in India. Its recipient, Samuel Higginbottom (1874-1958), was born in Wales to a poor farming family and educated in the United States. In 1910 he founded the Allahabad (India) Agricultural Institute, through which he taught scientific methods of farming, home hygiene, and animal husbandry to the rural poor of India. Higginbottom garnered much acclaim for his efforts, and formed close friendships with Gandhi and Nehru. "[I]n 1927, Higginbottom met and argued with Gandhi about the best methods of rural reconstruction. Although they differed completely, among other tings over the justification of maintaining old cows, and of spinning, Gandhi characteristically concluded that he himself knew little of economics, adding an invitation to Higginbottom to take charge of the rural and economic activities of the [Indian National] Congress" (Chatterjee, The Making of Indian Secularism, p 149). Though Higginbottom declined that position due to the political climate, he did serve on the board of advisors of the All India Village Industries Association organized by Gandhi in 1934.

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        Sexualni nocturno. Pribeh demaskovane iluse. Typograficky upravil a ilustroval Jindrich Styrsky [= Edice 69, Svazek I]

      Praha: Jindrich Styrsky 1931 Erstausgabe, nummerierter Ausdruck (Nr. 132), Unterschrift und Widmung Jindrich Styrskys auf dem Schmutztitelblatt, ungebundene Interimsausgabe, 60 Seiten mit Kollagen J. Styrskys, 13 x 20 cm, von außen bestaubt, innen altersgemäß leicht ausgeblichen, Schmutztitelblatt unten abgegriffen, insgesamt aber sehr guter Zustand.Avantgarde, Surrealismus, Zwischenkriegszeit, tschechische Literatur

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        Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers

      Maastricht: Halcyon Press, 1931. Buckland Wright, John. Octavo. (256)pp. From an edition of 140, this is one of 125 copies on Pannekoek paper. All plates are signed by the illustrator, John Buckland Wright, and the publisher, A.A.M. Stols signs on the colphon page. This is the third book bearing Buckland Wright's illustrations, and it marks his first use of copper engravings for book illustrations. The style employed here is slightly atypical of Buckland Wright, who depicts more bucolic elements without his customary eroticism. Reid notes that this book "is far scarcer than the printed limitation suggests" as "only a relatively few sets of the engravings were printed." Bound in full blue morocco by Louis Malcorps with cover decoration in gilt after a design by Buckland Wright. T.e.g. Housed in the publisher's marbled slipcase, which shows some light shelfwear. Prospectus for another early Buckland Wright title laid in. (Reid A3).

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        66 Pieces of Original Art for "The Talk of the Town" Section of The New Yorker

      - 66 pieces of original art for the New Yorker. Pen and ink on artists board. Unsigned. Each is roughly 12" x 6.25". The vast majority have a *The New Yorker* Editorial Department slips attached with handwritten advice (mostly of the "Rush!! Must have Proof Final Today" variety). A very few have partial slips or the slips detached. Undated but from the subjects and some of the cultural context, probably largely from the 1950s to the early 1970s. These spot drawings appeared as the first illustration for each weekly version of "The Talk of the Town." Subjects are diverse: grumpy policemen, harried mailmen, air, train, and bus travelers; bookstore browsers; George Washington in New York; a king and queen tossing coins to a crowd; LBJ; an old school main frame computer; a man turning a corner confronted by a truncheon bearing "JD" (juvenile delinquent); a ghost picketing a cemetery; real estate shoppers; a take on New York City seceding from the state of New York; a scientist doing a test on mice; an astronaut in a space capsule; a couple watching a television with someone arguing for "peace"; musical notes picketing to save Carnegie Hall; Richard Nixon on television; various animals: birds, horses, porcupines, frogs, polar bears, groundhogs, monkeys, squirrels, and much more. Soglow was an American cartoonist, probably best known for his long-running syndicated cartoon for King Features, "The Little King" which first appeared in *The New Yorker* in 1931. His pen and ink drawings, usually uncaptioned, were deceptively simple and in many ways they set the standard for "spot art" in the magazine. Soglow drew a significant number of the spot drawings that appeared in "The Talk of the Town" for as long as he was at the magazine, for well over a quarter of a century. They are still being used today. This collection represents a significant amount of his output for the Talk pieces.

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        An Essay on India.

      

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        En Syrie avec les Bédouins. Les tribus du désert.

      

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        Wuthering Heights.

      

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        The Prodigal Son and Other Parables Shown in Pictures

      Blackwell (for the Royal Botanical Gardens), Oxford 1931 - Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. Illustrated paper covered boards with cloth spine and paper label, bw illustrations throughout, gift inscription on ffep Size: 4to [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Secret of Shadow Ranch

      Grosset & Dunlap 1931 - A near fine first edition, first printing of the book, with a near fine third printing dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nancy Drew #4 The Mystery At Lilac Inn w/DJ 1931A-4 w/4 Glossy Internals FORMAT 1

      Grosset & Dunlap 1931 - NANCY DREW MYSTERY STORIES #4 - THE MYSTERY AT LILAC INN by CAROLYN KEENE (pen name of Mildred Wirt Benson), published by Grosset & Dunlap, copyright 1930 (original 25 chapters), 1931A-4 Printing (per Farah's Guide), blue boards with orange lettering on front panel outlined in black and dark blue lettering on spine, white endpapers, very early 1930s edition (format 1), glossy frontispiece illustration with three glossy internal illustrations, original "white spine" cover art by Russell Tandy (as distinguished from the "wraparound" or revised cover art found in later books or in revised books from this series). Lists: Dust Jacket Front Flap: Nancy Drew #5 Dust Jacket Rear Flap: Blue Girls - Rose's Hidden Talent Dust Jacket Back Cover: Amy Bell Marlowe - Oriele Boarding School Book front list: Lilac Inn Book rear lists: This Isn't All (in box), Hardy Boys, Outdoor Girls, Blythe Girls Book has a few creased page corners, slight dust soiling/age darkening to outer page edges (no foxing), endpapers are clean and free from any tape residue, no tearing or splitting of page block from internal hinges (partial closed tear to inside front endpaper), no former owner's markings or used bookseller stamps/stickers inside, no wear to board edges or board corners, hint of wear to spine tips corners only, no age darkening to outer page edges, bit of soiling to rear board with some slight white foxing to front board, slight spine sun darkening, no color wear or surface color tears to boards, no bumped board corners. Dust Jacket has shallow chip at at bottom spine and nick losses at bottom right on front panel otherwise no chipping, tearing or creasing, hint of wear to top spine tip, hint of wear to front flap crease (primarily at corners), couple of nicks along bottom edge on rear panel otherwise no edge wear, no soiling or staining, slight dust rubbing to white rear panel and spine, no color rubbing to panels, hint of spine sun darkening (common defect with the white spine books). Overall a VG+ book in VG/VG+ condition DJ (not price clipped) of a Nancy Drew hardcover printing with its original dust jacket. I have a number of other hardcover Nancy Drew books up for sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GOLDEN REMEDY

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1931. First edition. A nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with some age darkening to spine panel and a 4mm x 17mm chip to lower spine panel, a small chip to upper left corner of spine and overall dust soiling. (15725). Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-294 [295-296: blank], original red cloth, spine stamped in gold, top edge stained red. The author's third novel to be published in book form and the last to be published by Vanguard Press (he would move to Farrar and Rinehart with his next book). A mainstream novel concerning a man trying to who is unable to establish a lasting relationship with women. Townsend (ed), Rex Stout: An Annotated Primary and Secondary Bibliography, A7.

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        The dark continent: Africa, the landscape and the people

      New York: B. Westermann Co, 1931. First American edition, folio, pp. xv, [1], 256; chiefly black and white photographic illustrations; original cloth in tan pictorial dust jacket; chips and tears along jacket edges, only one slightly touching the letter "m" in "Terrarum" on rear jacket cover; front jacket flap separated and tape-repaired on verso; jacket spine toned; fine in very good dust jacket. Forms part of the series Orbis Terrarum.

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