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      London: Eric Partridge at The Scholartis Press, 1931.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-302 [303-304: ads], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained gray. First edition. An expansion of the account of the Second World War contained in the early chapters of THE SEVENTH BOWL (1930), Southwold's first novel. The novel was reissued in 1934 under Southwold's "Neil Bell" pen name as VALIANT CLAY. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 60. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 239. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 157. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 221. Bleiler (1978), p. 139. Reginald 01056. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (printed on green paper stock) with just a touch of wear along top and bottom edges. Formerly Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name stamped in ink on the rear free endpaper. Uncommon in jacket. (#149524)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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      Mineola, NY, September 23, 1931.. 1931.. Very good. - A 3-5/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide envelope illustrated with vignettes of the First Air Mail Flight which took off from Mineola in 1911 and the 1931 equivalent. "Mineola Chamber of Commerce" and the date are stamped in green at the top left and three two cent U.S. postage stamps at right are postmarked with the date and canceled. Addressed to Seymour Halpern in type, the envelope is signed in ink vertically along the left edge "Frank Hitchock / P.M.G. 1911", indicating his position as Postmaster General when that first air mail flight took off in 1911. The envelope is opened and a return address is typed on the flap on the verso. Very good. <p>Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1908 to 1909, Frank Harris Hitchcock (1867-1935) was Postmaster General of the United States under President Taft from 1909 to 1913. Hitchcock is credited with establishing the first U.S. airmail service and with cracking down on mail fraud.<p><p>The recipient, Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        The Checkergram Vol I, no 1 to Vol 2 no 9 [all published]

      Ashland, IL [later, Chicago]: Willie Ryan December 1929 through December, 1931. 21 issues in all, the first 5 in 8vo, the balance in small folio, all bound together in a contemporary gray cloth folio binding, gilt lettering on spine; all original printed wrappers present; 2 pages becoming loose, but present. Illustrated throughout. National Union Catalogue of Serials locates three sets only, New York Public, Cleveland Public, and Free Library of Philadelphia; OCLC omits the Free Library. Superseded by The New Checkergram, 1933-35.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Original Beautiful Fashion Photo of Frances Dee

      Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1931. A vintage original still of Frances Dee in a fashion pose. The portrait was taken by the freat studio photographer Otto Dyar whose rubber stamp is on the verso of the portrait. The portrait was used in the July 1931 issue of Photoplay Magazine and there are several rubber stamps on the verso that attests to this along with some handwritten notations. There is also a rubber stamp of the library at Photoplay and a rubber stamp description of what Dee is wearing "a white jersey striped with blue meets trousers. Although not a major star she made many films in the 30's and 40's and was married to Joel McCrea for 57 years. A beautiful and rare photograph. Vg+. Original Still. Still.

      [Bookseller: Cinemage Books]
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        Rub' al Khali from Dhufar to Doha.

      London, 1931. - Colour-printed map (56 x 40 cm). The route of Bertram Thomas&#146;s epic traverse of the Empty Quarter from Dhufar to Doha. Al-Qasimi 286.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Autobiography of Knute K. Rockne

      South Bend IN: The Book Shop. (1931). First. The Notre Dame Edition. Edited with a prefatory note by Bonnie Skiles Rockne (Mrs. Knute K. Rockne). Introduction and postscript by Father John Cavanaugh, C.S.C. Illustrated. Spine lettering a bit dull, but readable, a very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. One of 2400 numbered copies (this copy unnumbered) Signed by Bonnie S. Rockne and John Cavanaugh, and with the facsimile signature of Knute Rockne. Posthumously published autobiography of the great Notre Dame coach. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Maltese Falcon 8x10 Photo- 1931- Ricardo Cortez Bebe Daniels Sam Spade Hammett

      - Approximately 8x10 B&W publicity still of "Maltese Falcon". Ricardo Cortez and Bebe Daniels featured. Rare still from the Pre-code version of the Dashiell Hammett novel. Damage to border area of still, image is largely intact. Date stamp 4/21/1931 and typed line on back. This still is originally from the Joe Franklin Archives Collection. The "Joe Franklin Show" was a long running New York TV program that broadcast locally and nationally for 43 years. Mr. Franklin hosted over 30,000 guests most were well known. His collection included many thousands of celebrity photos. Great promotional still, suitable for framing. Condition: G

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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      EMILE NOURRY LIBRAIRIE CYNEGETIQUE 1931 - R300097026: XIV + 388 pages - nombreux dessins en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - quelques aquarelles hors texte dont une en frontispice - dos partiellement absent - quelques tâches brunes sur les plats - 6 photos disponibles. EXEMPLAIRE N°147/450 SUR ALFA SATINE - Aquarelles et dessins d'Eugène Lelièpvre - Eugène Leliepvre né le 2 avril 1908 à Montreuil-sur-Mer, mort le 17 novembre 2013 à Armentières-en-Brie est un peintre, un dessinateur et un illustrateur français. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 508-Histoire naturelle [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London and New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First edition. A very good copy, remnant of label removal at top of front paste-down, some dustiness and spotting to edges, some mild edge rubbing, blue of cloth faded on spine. Scarce. (10167). Octavo, cloth. Correct first edition, first issue, of this novel, published January, 1931; the American edition was not published until April of 1931. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume. Filmed several times.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        DIALOGUES OF PLATO Translated Into English With Analyses and Introduction by B[enjamin] Jowett

      Oxford Oxford University Press 1931 - 5 volumes. The third edition, new impression. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original maroon polished cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and stamped in blind with panel designs on the covers, each volume housed in the rare dustjackets. xxxvii, 594; 576; ccxxxi, 543; 645; ccxxxviii, 541 pp. A very fine set, fresh and clean and very handsome withal, the cloth protected by the dustjackets and thus unusually bright and especially well preserved, essentially as pristine, the jackets just a bit mellowed by age and still in quite excellent condition with just some very minor edge-wear occasionally evident. A HIGHLY IMPORTANT WORK AND the best edition of the best translation. Jowett was a great favorite at Oxford University and most famous for his classical translations. Robert Lynd wrote of him in 1925 that "Jowett is one of the few (writers who have the luck to go down to posterity as satellites of the supreme men of genius), and it not likely that for many generations to come English readers will be able to think of Plato without thinking of Jowett&#146;s Plato. He aimed in his translation at producing the effect of an original work." He accomplished this, not at the sake of scholarship or accuracy, and was able to translate the current of life that runs throughout this great masterpiece. These are considered to be by far the best translations of Plato's DIALOGUES. This revised edition contains a new general Preface which recounts the history of the work and gives some appreciation of Jowett's involvement in the study of Plato. As well, there is marginal analysis and an index of subjects and proper names. The sequence of the Dialogues has been changed, and there are other minor changes of form, and textually very few alterations were made but for important corrections and additions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        \" Jenseits der Felsengebirge \"

      Verlag Bardtenschlager Reutlingen ohne Jahr Format Groß8° - ErsteAuflage -EA - , 143 S. + 3 ganzseitige farbige Tafeln,Originalhalbleinen mit farbigen Deckelbild , Deckel - und Rückentitel, gering berieben und gelockert , Erhaltung 2 + = Entgegen der Ankündigung ist in der ersten Auflage Wickede , Fr. C. nicht enthalten , es handelt es sich ausschließlich um eine (!) Erzählung von May ! Die Auflage mit der Kollation 143 (1) Seiten ist nicht die erste, sondern die letzte Auflage dieses Titels, nach derzeitigem Kenntnisstand der 7. Druck, erschienen im März 1931. , siehe auch \"Karl-May-Bibliografie 1913-1945\" von Hermesmeier/Schmatz UA1.7 (S. 422/23). Die Tatsache, dass eine Auflagenzählung fehlt, ist hier kein Beleg für eine Erstauflage. Eine Auflagenzählung fehlte auch bereits bei der 6. Auflage. In diesem Verlag ging`s kunterbunt durcheinander. Es gibt eine vierte Auflage, die wahlweise als dritte oder vierte Auflage bezeichnet ist. Es gibt eine fünfte Auflage, die wahlweise als vierte bezeichnet ist oder eben auch ohne Kennzeichnung blieb. Man hat es dann aufgegeben, so zu tun, als könne man zählen und verzichtete zum Schluss gänzlich auf entsprechende Angaben. Es ging bei diesem Buchprojekt offenbar nur darum, fortlaufend zu sparen. Dass er ( V ) auf dem stereotyp nachgedruckten Titelblatt stehen bliebt, ist reine Schlamperei oder erwähnte \"Sparsamkeit\" . Versand D: 5,00 EUR Karl May

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Alfred Tauchnitz]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Bilder-Lexikon Kulturgeschichte. Ein Nachschlagewerk für die Begriffe und Erscheinungen auf dem Gebiete der Kulturgeschichte, Sittengeschichte, Folklore, Ethnographie, des Kult- und Mysterienwesens, Gesellschaftslebens, der Chronique Scandaleuse, für Zeitdokumente und Biographien. Eine Sammelwerk sittengeschichtlicher Bilddokumente aller Völker und Zeiten. I: Kulturgeschichte II: Literatur und Kunst. III: Sexualwissenschaft. IV: Ergänzungsband.

      Wien u.a., Verlag f. Kulturgeschichte, 1928 - 1931. - 4 Bde. 944, 944, 916 + 1, 877 S. OHld. EA. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. berieben, vereinzelt etw. fleckig. - Standardwerk für den gesamten Bereich der Erotik und Sexualität, in seiner Informations- und Abbildungsfülle bis heute unübertroffen. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen in jedem Band.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Doll's Primer

      Collingswood, NJ: William Washburn, 1931. 62 pp. 7/8 x 7/8". LIMITED EDITION of 69 copies (according to Welsh, Bradbury notes 61 copies total), this being #32. Blue/green paper over boards, black letting title on cover with red doll design, some very light discoloration, in near fine condition. (Welsh 2516, Bradbury, Washburn, 2) A beautiful little ABC book with numbers and a short story at the end of the Little Red Hen. This is William Lewis Washburn's second miniature book (after having been a commercial publisher of larger books for over 50 years).This was made at his home on a hand-press in the basement of his house. Very sought after titles

      [Bookseller: The Book Lair]
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        DAS NEUE FRANKFURT Internationale Monatsschrift für die Probleme kultureller Neugestaltung

      Verlag Englert und Schlosser, Frankfurt am Main 1931 - N°8, V Jahrgang August 1931 24p, broché sous couverture illustrée d¿un photomontage. Dirigé par Ernst May et Georg Schloffer, typographie, couverture et mise en page de Willi Baumeister, nombreuses illustrations photographiques dans le texte. Au sommaire: Moderne Volksbildung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chloé et Denis Ozanne]
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      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1931. Hardcover. Djs with light wear and small chips ; Stated first edition. INSCRIBED by Steffens on half title page to Albert Shelby deVino, the son of a friend. A typed letter signed of the previous owner is tipped on front endpaper, with a nice introduction to Steffens and elaborating the inscription of the book. Volume II is SIGNED by Steffens also on the half title page and also in ink (but without the inscription). ; B&W Photographs; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; 884 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Mise en Page - The Theory and Practice of Lay-Out.

      The Studio, London. 1931 - First U.K. edition. No translator given. Quarto. Unpaginated. Cloth-backed boards with art deco design. The book is largely devoted to pictorial examples of the history and modern-day use of composition for publicity purposes. Within a firmly art deco aesthetic the fifteen plates are created by means of a variety of techniques: overlay, collage, different papers, etc. The text itself is presented (in English) in a typographically witty way and is built around a wide-ranging selection of illustrations. At the end the text is printed in its original French. The book was printed in France by the author.There is some offsetting from a couple of plates onto the facing pages; this seems inevitable given the techniques used in their production. The last plate, a modified aerial photograph of the Arc de Triomphe, is torn and repaired on the reverse. Covers rubbed at the edges. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        A History Of The English Turf: 1904-1930 Vols I & II

      1931 -

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Pteryplegia: The Art of Shooting-Flying. With a foreword by Col. H. P. Sheldon

      Derrydale Press, New York 1931 - Ball, Robert. Deluxe Edition. Number 30 of 200 copies colored by hand (of an entire edition of 500 copies), signed by the artist. Hand-colored illustrations, half-title and title page, and head- and tail-pieces by Robert Ball. x, 29 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Hand-colored Issue. A lovely work, with charming hand-colored illustrations. Siegel 56 Three-quarter white paper over blue paper boards, hand-colored printed paper label on upper cover, a fine copy Hand-colored illustrations, half-title and title page, and head- and tail-pieces by Robert Ball. x, 29 pp. 1 vols. 4to Deluxe Edition. Number 30 of 200 copies colored by hand (of an entire edition of 500 copies), signed by the artist [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      Dayton, OH: The McCall Company, 1931-32. Vertical crease to the first issue, mild rubbing and stress creases to the set, a nearly fine to fine set with the exception of the January 1932 issue which is good only (19770). Octavo, six issues, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Bedsheet format. Complete six part serial "The Triumph of Tarzan," later published in book form as TARZAN TRIUMPHANT. The first issue has a Tarzan cover by Laurence Herndon. Heins p. 76-77.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Deb of Sea House

      Chambers 1931 - 1st edition, cloth a little worn, spine sunned a shade page edges a little embrowned, lacks two of four plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: HAUNTED BOOKSHOP P.B.F.A.]
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        Le journal du coiffeur

      - Nrf, Paris 1931, 17x22cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 109 ex numerato Lafuma Navarra e ripristinata nel quarto formato di carta protocollo, testina di stampa. Piccoli fori nella parte posteriore e la passeggiata sul provino piatte, rari e bellissimi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 109 ex numérotés sur Lafuma Navarre et réimposés dans le format in-quarto tellière, tirage de tête. Infimes piqûres en pied du dos et sur les plats, rare et bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Occupational Orientation

      Society for Occupational Research, Los Angeles 1931 - 609 Pp. The First Textbook Of Occupational Research, With Specific Chapters With Detailed Analysis Of 24 Occupations. Fine, Bright, Clean, Gilt Brilliant, No Fading. This Book With The Ownership Signature Of Mabel Liljidahl Of The Society, And Additionally Signed By The Editors And Almost All Authors Of The Articles In This Volume, Also By A Few Other Members Of The Society, All On The Front Endpaper. A Great Copy Of A Very Scarce Book. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Albenkonvolut mit Theateraufführungen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin

      Sehr großes, leider aber unvollständiges (beschädigtes) Albenkonvolut mit Fotos von Theateraufführungen dieser Bühnen: Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Theater am Kurfürstendamm Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin, Schauspielhaus Stuttgart, Kleines Operettentheater Leipzig, Städtische Oper Berlin mit stärkeren Gebrauchspuren. Einzelne Aufführungen und Inhalte der Alben (in Auswahl): Volksbühne Berlin, Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein, Aufführung vom Dezember 1931 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Bajazzo, Leoncavallo, Aufführung Dezember 1931 Die lustige Witwe, Aufführung 31. Dezember 1931 Rauhnacht, Februar 1932 Don Juan - Mozart, Februar 1932 Volksbühne Berlin, Sturm im Wasserglas, Mai 1932 Volksbühne Berlin, Die goldene Uhr, Aufführung 1. Juni 1932 Berlin, Städtische Oper, Undine, Aufführung August 1932 Darmstadt, Konzert (?), September 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Madame Butterfly, Aufführung September 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Eugen Onegin, Aufführung Oktober 1932 Darmstadt, Hessisches Landestheater, Die Csardasfürsten, Aufführung 29. Oktober 1932 Darmstadt, Katharina Knie, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Der Mustergatte, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Pygmalion, Aufführung Dezember 1932 Darmstadt, Blume von Hawaii, Aufführung 25. Februar 1933 Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Anzensgruber-Aufführung, Der Gwissenswurm, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Freier (Eichendorff / Zoff), undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Aufführung Der 18. Oktober, datiert 20. April 1933 (damals kein unwichtiger Tag) Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Shakespeare, Widerspenstige Zähmung, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, eine Björnson-Aufführung, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Gustav Freytag, Die Journalisten, undatiert Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Der Vogelhändler, Juni 1933 Hessisches Landestheater Darmstadt, Künneke, Eine glückliche Reise, Aufführung Juni 1933 Hänsel und Gretel von Humperdinck Wiener Blut von Strauß Mathes brichts . . . (?) Don Pasquale von Donizetti die Januaraufführung 1935 Das kleine Kaffee von Benatzky, Deutsches Künstlertheater Berlin (mit schönen Großfotos) Baden Baden, eine Wrede-Aufführung der Stuttgarter Schauspiele, leider undatiert Leonie, Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 11. November 1936 Komödie, Mai 1935 eine weitere Aufführung im Berliner Theater am Kurfürstendamm, 22. August 1936 Rätsel um Beate, September 1936, Berlin, Komödie Mädel ahoi, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 22. April 1937 Leipzig, kleines Operettentheater, 11. Juni 1937 Der Herr mit dem Zylinderhut, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm . . . es taucht gelegentlich auch der Name Horst Petzold auf, sowie Gaza Studios . . . Wir haben für dieses Album eine übersichtliche Internetseite mit sehr vielen Bildern zusammengestellt, die Sie abrufen können unter der Webadresse

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        Jumping the Horse. Edited by Phyllis French

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First Edition. With 60 illustrations. xiii, [iii], 125, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt device on upper cover, a fine copy in the rare printed dust jacket (slightly soiled). First Edition. With 60 illustrations. xiii, [iii], 125, [3] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. IN RARE DUSTJACKET. Siegel 54; Frazier L-5-a

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        Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]

      Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, Paris 1931 - Quarto. XXIII, [1], 266pp. Library blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Original printed wrappers bound in. Originally published in 1915, Antoine Meillet's grammar of the Old Persian language (Grammaire du Vieux Perse) provides an exact description of this language as attested in the then available texts. In this excellent work, Meillet tried to demonstrate how the comparative method of historical linguistics can help describe a language, the subsystems of which are known only in part. Therefore notes of a comparative nature were inserted only wherever they might contribute to the explanation of a textual passage. Thus Meillet dealt essentially with the main characteristics of the phonological and morphological aspects of the language, confining himself to those forms which are attested authentically and could be interpreted with a degree of certainty. By this he also made clear which problems had not yet been solved and which linguistic facts were not yet established with sufficient dependability. In 1931, Emile Benveniste (1902-76), French scholar, eminent Iranist, and one of the greatest linguists of his time, published this new edition, revised and enlarged, of Meillet's "Grammaire du Vieux Perse", a work rendered necessary by the progress of research. Ex-library copy with reference number at tail of spine, and stamp at front free endpaper and upper margin of title. Upper corner of pages slightly bumped. Pages slightly age-toned throughout. Text in French. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition. Second edition completely revised and greatly expanded. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Peau-Brune: De St-Nazaire a La Ciotat. Journal de Bord de F.-L. Schmied

      Exquisite unpag. example of Art Deco book design, detailing a 3-month journey the artist undertook with Jean Dunand aboard the schooner Peau-Brune, sailing from St. Nazaire in Brittany, around the Iberian Peninsula and through the Strait of Gibraltar, to the town of La Ciotat on the coast of Provence, fashioned as a logbook with chronological entries related to specific dates, table of contents. Illustrated throughout with approximately 100 beautiful engravings in brilliant colors from various points along the trip, including two full-page plates depicting the ship under sail, both signed by Schmied. Large 4to. Full leather with raised spine, gilt and polychrome wave decoration to front and rear covers, gilt tooling to inside covers with laid blue silk "endpapers", fitted slipcase. Spine slightly shaken, first signature loose in places. N.p. (Lyon) (Société des XXX de Lyon) 1931. From a limited edition of 135 copies, signed by Schmied in several places. Schmied was an important Art Deco painter, illustrator, and bookbinder particularly known for his beautiful limited edition books. He first gained notoriety with his commission to engrave and print the illustrations of Paul Jouve for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book in 1919. He went on to create several additional pioneering works of books design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including Les Climats and Le Cantique des Cantiques. His volumes were always expensive to produce and printed in very limited editions, usually no more than 200 copies. He sold his books by bringing sheets of works in progress to Parisian art fairs, with the hopes of getting wealthy art and book collectors to buy a subscription. Once the Great Depression took hold, the economic climate could no longer support the cost of Schmied's books, and he was forced to close his workshop. A gorgeous feat of Art Deco book design; as of March 2016, WorldCat locates five holdings in North America.

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        Panama or the adventures of my seven uncles EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      New-York|& London: Harper & brothers, 1931. Fine. Harper & brothers, New-York & London 1931, 19,5x24,5cm, broché. - First edition in English, translated by John Dos Passos, printed in 300 copies on Utopian laid paper. Autograph signatures of B. Cendrars and J. Dos Passos to justification page. With original illustrations by John Dos Passos. A very good copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction en anglais établie par John Dos Passos et qui fut imprimée à 300 exemplaires sur Utopian laid paper. Signatures autographes de B. Cendrars et J. Dos Passos à la justification du tirage. Ouvrage orné d&#39;illustrations originales de John Dos Passos. Bel exemplaire.

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        Shallow Water

      London: Grant Richards, 1931. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/As New DJ. Color Dj And Interior Illustrations By Phyllis Ward. 1st Printing 250 Pp. Green Cloth, Black Lettering, "First Published 1931". Book Is Only Good/Very Good, Wear But No Fraying, Some Fading To Backstrip. Dj Is Fine, As New, Not A Hint Of Wear Or Fading, And Probably Unique Thus; It May Be A Proof, Height Is 3/8" Taller Than The Book, Otherwise Fits Book Properly, Although The Illustration Continues From Top To Bottom And There Is No Easy Cut-Off Height Which Would Not Remove Material Items In The Illustration [ The Dj Had Been Folded Flat And Stored Away From Light And Wear, Part Of An Archive Of Similarly Preserved Jackets 1925-1935, All Entirely Unfaded]. Uncommon; And This Must Be The Finest Known Dj For The Book Or At Least There Is None Better Than This One Which Is As New.

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        British Sports and Sportsmen Past & Present. Compiled and Edited by 'the Sportsman' ('Sporting Life') . [With Plates. ] - VOLUMES 1 & 2 - Past Sportsmen

      London : Sports & Sportsmen Ltd, [1931], 1931. First Edition. Full contemporary, burgundy Morocco over bevelled boards, near fine. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled and the panels bordered in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Both volumes copiously illustrated with a series of tissue-guarded plates and in-text figures and [photo] portraits. Limited to 1000 sets, this being no. 217. Series: British Sports and Sportsmen past & present. Compiled and edited by 'The Sportsman') .

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        Witchcraft Magic & Alchemy : Ex Libris Joseph The Amazing Dunninger, Bookplate by Mahlon Blaine

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1931. A seldom perused copy, in the less common, Black Buckram variant Binding. The Uncommon Dust jacket is present, with some extremity wear, age, but shows quite well, and truly Scarce in condition thus. Black Buckram, with Gold Gilt stamping Very Bright. Light extremity wear, Square, sewn binding tight, spine rounded, fore edge perfectly curved, with light aging. Internally, light extremity tone, but less than usual, otherwise clean, and unmarked. Provenance: Mentalist, Magician, Joseph Dunninger's copy, with decadent Mahlon Blaine art deco bookplate to pastedown. A much nicer copy than usually found.. First Edition In English. Hard Cover, Buckram, Sewn. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Mahlon Blaine Bookplate. With 366 Illustrations In The Text, And 10 Plates in Colour.. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed. Expedited, or International Please Inquire.

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        Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu (Signed first edition)

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931. 13 original etchings unbound as issued in a sleeve inside the bound book. One of 65 deluxe copies (no. 10) on Imperial Japan paper, signed by Picasso and Vollard. (Only the deluxe copies on Japan paper were signed on the colophon by the artist and publisher.) This copy without the second suite on Rives. Housed in a custom clamshell case encased throughout in three leathers by the celebrated binder Alexandr Mosalov. References : Cramer, Pablo Picasso, les livres illustrés, n° 20 ;Bloch: 82-94; Livre no, 19. Un des précieux exemplaires sur Japon sans la suite.In-4 (228 x 250 mm). En feuilles, sous chemise rempliée illustrée. Quelques défauts à la couverture (dos et bords inférieurs du premier plat légèrement passés, accident à la coiffe supérieure, quelques taches), coin inférieur du premier feuillet blanc coupé, bords des planches de la suite très légèrement maculées, sans atteinte aux gravures.13 eaux fortes originales hors texte (dont la table des gravures) et 67 dessins gravés sur bois de Pablo Picasso.

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        Marius EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Fasquelle, 1931. Fine. Fasquelle, Paris 1931, 14x21,5cm, relié sous étui. - First edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Japon paper, the tirage de tête. Elegant half brown morocco over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, gilt date to foot of spine, pastedowns and endpapers of brown paper, covers and spine (faded) preserved, top edge gilt; slipcase edged with the same morocco and covered with the same marbled paper. A very good copy in a handsome binding. % - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en demi maroquin marron à coins, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, couvertures et dos (passé) conservés, tête dorée sur témoins; étui bordé du même maroquin et recouvert du même papier marbré, élégant ensemble signé de Goy & Vilaine. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Duineser Elegien Elegies from the Castle of Duino

      Weimar: printed at the Cranach Press for The Hogarth Press, 1931. Signed by Vita and Edward Sackville-West. One of 230 copies, this no. 194 and, unusually, signed by the Sackville-Wests. Wood engraved initials by Eric Gill. Type designed by Edward Johnston and cut by E. Prince and G.T. Friend, paper by Gaspard and Aristide Maillol. Parallel texts in English and German. Pp.134. 8vo., original vellum backed pinkish hued boards, gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original paper wrappers and card slipcase. An extraordinarily good copy, with only slight spotting to the very edges and a little wear to the slipcase. A fine transation by Vita and Edward Sackville-West of Rilke's great Elegies which he had begun in 1911-12 at the castle of Duino in Istria and which took him 11 years to finish. He regarded them as the greatest of his works.

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      Rochester, NY: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1931. Quarto. Publisher's full polished maroon calf, ruled in gilt, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Spine extremities a bit worn, otherwise a fine copy. Slipcased. First edition, deluxe issue. Illustrated with twenty-one engravings by Rockwell Kent, printed in two colors. One of seventy-five numbered copies printed on handmade paper, specially bound, and signed by Kent, from a total edition of 1250 copies printed at the Oxford University Press after a design by Will Ransom. Accompanied by an extra suite of the engravings, matted and enclosed in a matching cloth box. STANLEY (GROLIER) 40.

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        Occupational Orientation

      Los Angeles: Society for Occupational Research, 1931. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Signed by Editors and Contributors. 609 Pp. The First Textbook Of Occupational Research, With Specific Chapters With Detailed Analysis Of 24 Occupations. Fine, Bright, Clean, Gilt Brilliant, No Fading. This Book With The Ownership Signature Of Mabel Liljidahl Of The Society, And Additionally Signed By The Editors And Almost All Authors Of The Articles In This Volume, Also By A Few Other Members Of The Society, All On The Front Endpaper. A Great Copy Of A Very Scarce Book.

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      Rochester: Printing House of Leo Hart, 1931. Limited to 1250 copies Signed by Rockwell Kent, this no. 1111. Fine in slipcase. Limited to 1250 copies Signed by Rockwell Kent, this no. 1111. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. 4to. Gilt-titled leather spine over linen boards, t.e.g. Printed in black and brown on French-fold paper with typography by Will Ransom. Quite scarce with the spine still in fine condition.

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      London: Faber and Faber. [8th October 1931]. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Original grey printed wrappers. With two illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer. Number 35 of The Ariel Poems. A very good copy with a couple of small marks to the covers, the contents clean and bright throughout. Bookplate of Sarah Grace Harvey to the reverse of upper wrapper. Without the mailing envelope. Inscribed by the author at the rear “to Sir Michael Sadler from T. S. Eliot”. With a note laid in inscribed by Sadler re-presenting the book “Sarah Grace Harvey from M.E.S. Oxford June 11 1939”. [British historian and educationalist, Sir Michael Sadler (1861-1943 was the father of novelist and book collector Michael Sadlier] One of 2,000 copies published on 8th October 1931. The signed limited edition was not published until 29th October 1931. (Gallup A19) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Estampas de toros; reproduccion y descripcion de las mas importantes publicadas en los siglos XVIII y XIX relativas a la fiesta nacional

      Madrid, P. Vindel, 1931-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A handsome volume. Limited edition of 500. Bound in publisher's red cloth. Clean, unmarked pages. Minor shelf wear to top edge. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Illustrated lining-papers. Bullfighting."Tirada de 500 ejemplares numerados."Description: xii pages, 40 leaves color frontispiece (portrait) ccc plates (some color, part double, including portraits, facsimiles) 32 cm. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        L'AMI FRITZ. Illustré de douze gravures en couleurs de LEMAINQUE

      Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1931 - 4º menor. 247 págs., ilustradas con 12 bellos grabados en color de Lemainque. Ejemplar nº 2081 de un tiraje 3000 ejemplares en papel vélin Aussedat. Encuadernación firmada por Brugalla en pleno marroquín grisáceo, adornanado con líneas transversales en lomo y planos, en un estilo art déco, titulo con letras doradas en planos, corte superior dorado. Excelente ejemplar. Literatura francesa. Bibliofilia. French literature. Bibliophilism.

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        These 13

      Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1931 A near fine copy of the signed limited edition, one of 299 copies signed by Faulkner. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        TORTURE GARDEN. Translated from the French ... by Alvah C. Bessie. With a Foreword by James Huneker ..

      New York: Claude Kendall, 1931.. Octavo, pp. [1-20] 1-284, nine illustrations in text by Jeanette Seelhoff, original marbled boards with black cloth shelf back, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers. First edition in English. Translation of LE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES (1898), a novel published at the height of the Dreyfus affair on the eve of the trial of Alfred Dreyfus in Rennes, the result of tinkering with texts designed independently of each other, at different times, in different styles and with different characters. Mirbeau, a French anarchist, wrote the central part of novel as a grotesque caricature of the French political circles of the Third Republic. "A deliriously decadent novel of Oriental exoticism, considering torture as one of the fine arts. Not merely Sadistic, but Sadean, termed by Huneker 'the most damnably cruel book in contemporary fiction.' A definite precursor to the graphic horror fiction of our time; a fin de siecle Clive Barker." - Robert Knowlton. A very unfaithful and very melodramatic theatrical adaptation of the novel was produced by Pierre Chaine and Andre de Lorde and represented Theatre Grand Guignol on 28 October 1922, and two films, both unfaithful, were based on the novel. Bleiler (1948), p. 201. Mild rubbing to edges of boards, hint of fading at upper spine end, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges and 10 mm chip from upper spine end. (#148782)

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