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        Shadows on the Rock

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1931. F First Edition. H Full Vellum. Very Good -. A very good- copy with sunning, slight rubbing and fading to spine; slight wear to extremities (chiefly to lower edges and corners; some wear to gilt on top edges); slight warping and rubbing to covers; lacks most of original bookmarker; previous owner's ink signature and inscription on front free endpaper; slight internal browning (chiefly to edges and preliminaries). [8], 280, [2] pages. Historical romance, set in 17th century eastern Canada. One of 199 copies bound in full orange vellum and printed on Shidzuoka Japan vellum (of which 194 were for sale; total limited edition numbered 818; this is number 181), signed by Cather on limitation page. See Johnson/Blanck, page 97. Bound in full orange vellum, gilt-stamped and decorated spine and covers, plain endpapers, t.e.g., remaining edges untrimmed, orange silk bookmarker. Signed: I Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books of Seattle]
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        Les sonnets luxurieux.

      Paris, ohne Verlag, 1931. - Kl. 8°. 2 BLL., 32 S., 2 Bll. und |16 kolorierten Gravüren| auf Tafeln. Lose Lagen im Orig.-Umschlag mit Fronttitel, in Decke und Schuber, diese mit Marmorpapier bezogen. Eins von 150 numerierten Exemplaren, alle auf Japan nacré. Sehr ansprechende klandestine Ausgabe der Sonette. Sehr erotisch, respektlos und humorvoll illustriert von André Collot, der hier natürlich anonym agiert. Man vergnügt sich beim Sex, eindeutig und mit all seinen Tücken, gerne auch von hinten, eine schwule Szene ist auch dabei. Schuber an den Kanten etwas berieben. Sondt sehr schönes Exemplar der raren Ausgabe. Dutel 2416. ----------------- Paris, s.d., 1931. In-12 carré. 2 ff., 32 pp., 2 ff. En ff., sous couv., chemise et étui d'éd. Tirage à 150 ex. tous sur Japon nacré et ornés de 16 gravures coloriées attribuables à André Collot. Bel exemplaire. Dutel 2416. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NUOVA ANTOLOGIA di Lettere, Scienze ed Arti.

      (Codice LT/0589) Sessantasette volumi in 8° (21 annate). Notissima rivista mensile di letteratura, scienza, storia, politica, economia e varia cultura fondata nel 1866 da F.Protonotari. Nella sua lunga vita ospita le firme più prestigiose della cultura italiana, divulgando i moderni sviluppi del pensiero nazionale. Nel ventennio la rivista, diretta da G.Gentile, via via si adegua al regime di cui rispecchia fedelmente gusti e ideali. Disponibili 21 annate consecutive complete rilegate in 67 volumi: in 4 volumi le annate 1931-43; in 2 volumi le annate 1945-1951, mentre nel 1944 uscì solo il primo semestre (1 vol.) Alcune illustrazioni, alcune tavole fuori testo. Il dodicesimo fascicolo di ogni anno contiene l'indice dell'annata con l'elenco alfabetico degli autori. Tra i tanti nomi: P.Molmenti, E.Buonaiuti, P.D'ancona, G.Matteotti, F.Flora, A.Momigliano, U.Spirito, B.Giuliano, Jannaccone, B.Tecchi, G.Piovene, M.Sarfatti, V.Brocchi, C.Ricci, G.Deledda, A.C.Jemolo. E.Morpurgo, P.Arcari, A.Guzzo, G.Prampolini, E.Morpurgo, F.Valsecchi, G.Volpe, Sartre, F.Burzio, R.Bacchelli, L.Longanesi, G.Papini, M.Parenti, C.Spellanzon ecc. ecc. Tutti i numeri usciti sono presenti, tranne 2 (15 febbr. e 1 maggio del 1942). Minime tracce d'uso, qualche ingiallitura della carta, copertine originali conservate. Belle legature uniformi in mezza tela, titoli oro, ottimo stato di conservazione. Euro 750.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Green Leaves. New Chapters in the Life of Charles Dickens. Revised and enlarged edition with 10 with illustrations.

      London: The Piccadilly Fountain Press, 1931 - Octavo (221 x 143 mm). Cosway binding of full dark olive levant morocco by Rivière, spine gilt in compartments between five raised bands and dated at foot, front cover with miniature illustration hand-painted by Miss C. B. Currie and mounted behind glass, within a circular gilt wreath of ivy leaf tools, single gilt rule to back board, green moiré silk doublures and endpapers, gilt decoration to turn-ins, top edge gilt. Internally nice and clean, some minor expert restoration to joints overall in excellent condition. A stunning genuine Cosway binding, one of those commissioned by the bookseller Henry Sotheran, with a preliminary leaf inserted stating that this fine binding is no. 905 of "the Cosway Bindings invented by J. H. Stonehouse with Miniatures on Ivory by Miss Currie", signed by Stonehouse and Miss Currie. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Blood on the Moon (First Edition)

      Coward-McCann, New York 1931 - First Edition. The author's fifth book. Jacket illustration by Glenn Cravath.Very Good plus in a bright, Very Good plus example of the scarce dust jacket. Some fading to the book's quarter binding, and jacket has a tiny, nearly undetectible hole at the center of the spine panel. A bright, attractive copy overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        ORIGINAL STEICHEN PHOTOGRAPH - Ann Harding, 1931

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. A silver gelatin photograph by the important Luxembourgish-American photographer and curator Edward Steichen, titled Ann Harding, 1931, posthumously printed in 1986. The image depicts the famed American actress wearing a stark white ruffled blouse, standing amongst foliage blowing in the wind, before a structure with a red-tiled roof, under a clear blue sky with sparse, wispy clouds. The photograph is float-mounted on white ground, presented behind glass in a black composite frame. A hanging wire and a label with additional information about the piece are attached to the verso.  From an unnumbered edition of 100.  17.25" W x 21.25" H x 1.75" D

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        Histoire de la bienheureuse Raton, fille de joie. Illustrations de Chas-Laborde

      Mornay 1931 - In-4 (25 x 20 cm),demi-maroquin orange à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (dos passé). Illustré par CHAS-LABORDE de 17 gravures hors-texte en couleurs, de lettrines, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Tirage limité à 355 exemplaires numérotés, un des 300 sur vélin de Rives (N° 36). Dos passé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, depuis 1902]
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        La calle. Revista gráfica de izquierdas. 29 números

      - Barcelona, del número 1 del 11 de Febrero de 1931 al número 38 del 30 de Octubre de 1831. Faltan los números 11-20-23-24-25-30-33 y 35. Revistas rozadas. Ref: 5546 [LS/014563-5546]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Sanchez]
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        Marguerite. Roman. Ornementé d'un frontispice , de 14 hors-texte en camaïeu, 23 bois en noir, 12 lettres ornées et 13 têtes de chapitre, déssinés et gravés par Gabriel Belot.

      - Liège, J. Mawet, 1931, In-4, plein chagrin bleu, dos à nerfs, titre doré, large cadre intérieur orné d'un listel de filets dorés, pages de garde en daim turquoise, boite en tissu beige avec pièce de titre signé Praxis Bookbinder, couverture et dos conservés, 158 pp. Tirée à 250 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci, exemplaire unique sur Japon, est imprimé spécialement pour J. Mawet éditeur de l'ouvrage. Livres [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        AFTERNOON MEN

      Duckworth 1931 - First edition. Original sage green cloth lettered in gilt. Author's own copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. A near fine copy with an erased inscription to the front endpaper and a little foxing to the page edges, but bright and clean. The author's first book which predates his famous 'Dance to the Music of Time' series by twenty years. Written whilst he was working at Duckworth, he was able to supervise the production of the book himself. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE WORLD CRISIS (6 volume set, 2 are first printings)

      Six volume set, complete (two are first printings). Dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front covers in blind. Numerous maps & plans, some folding, some coloured; Vol. VI has 8 photos. Armourial bookplate on each front pastedown; yellowing to page edges and some endpapers; minor shelf rubbing; a VG clean, bright, tight and unworn jacketless set, inner hinges not cracked. Vol. I, (1911-1914), is 3rd ed., 4th printing, Dec., 1927. Vol. II, (1915), is 2nd ed., 2nd printing, May, 1927. Volume III, (1916-1918, Part I), is the March,1927, second printing. Vol. IV, (1916-1918, Part Il), is the March,1927, second printing Vol. V, (The Aftermath), is the 1929 first printing and Vol. VI, (The Eastern Front), is the 1931 first printing. No errata slips. Full sets of WSC's important history of World War I are difficult to assemble these days. Note: 12 kg parcel, extra postage will be required. Binding: Hardcover .

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        Afternoon Men

      Duckworth 1931 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        EVEREST. MITO IN UN ATTO. PREFAZ. DI TELESIO INTERLANDI

      STUDIO EDITORIALE MODERNO, 1931. 1A EDIZ., NUM. INC. IN RAME DI BEPPE ASSENZA; LIEVI STRAPPI AL DORSO SUP. MA SENZA MANCANZE; BUONE CONDIZ. 81

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        Handschriftliche Karte

      Es handelt sich um einen Karton in Postkartengröße mit einseitigem 8zeiligen Text: Lieber Herr! Ihre Bitte erreicht mich nach einigen weitren (sic) Umwegen hier im Trubel der Abreise. Deshalb, bitte, mit dem kurzen Bescheid zufrieden zu sein. Herzlich Ihr Oskar Maria Graf 14. Sept. 65 dabei: Gelaufene 10zeilige Postkarte von Miriam Graf (1. Ehefrau von OMG) an Herrn K.K. Wolter vom 9.8.1931 (Jahreszahl nicht eindeutig): Lieber Herr Wolter! Da mein Mann ein paar Tage über Land gefahren ist, lässt er Sie bitten, statt am Dienstag erst am Mittwoch gegen 1/2 5 zu uns zu kommen. Wenn es Ihnen nicht passen sollte, seien Sie doch so freundlich, einen Bescheid zu geben. Beste Grüsse Ihre Miriam Graf. Die Postkarte ist mit dem Absenderstempel von OMG gestempelt an an Herrn K.K. Wolter, Hier (München), Theresienstr. 52, Atelier gerichtet. Mit gestempelter grüner 5 Pfennig Marke (Hindenburg).

      [Bookseller: Martin Hausmann]
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        Die Triasfauna der Tessiner Kalkalpen. Beiträge I-XIV (in 3 Bd.). Aus: Abhandlungen der Schweizerischen Palaeontologischen Gesellschaft, Bd. L, LI, LII, LIII, LIV, LV, LVII; LVIII, LIX; LX; Serie Zoologie No. 49, 52, 53, 54, 65.

      Basel: Birkhäuser, 1931-39. 108 S., 14 Taf.; 25 S., 3 Taf.; 68 S., 7 Taf.; 18 S., 5 Taf.; 7 S., 1 Taf.; 130 S., 11 Taf.; 26 S., 5 Taf.; 80 S., 2 Taf.; 61 S., 3 Taf.; 48 S., 5 Taf.; 140 S., 9 Taf.; 41 S., 2 Taf.; 87 S., 8 Taf. Hardcover Angeboten werden die äußerst selten angebotenen ersten 14 Beiträge zu der von Bernhard Peyer begründeten und herausgegebenen Aufsatzreihe \"Die Triasfauna der Tessiner Kalkalpen\". Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar in überwiegend GUTEM (Bd. 3 akzeptablem) Zustand. Stempel innen, keine Rückensignatur. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, Buchrücken von Bd. 3 beschädigt. Vereinzelte Tafeln in Bd. 3 locker, Bindungen ansonsten fest. Seiten leicht nachgedunkelt, Text und Tafeln sauber. Weitere Fotos und Informationen auf Anfrage. Sprachen: vorwiegend deutsch, vereinzelte Beiträge auf französisch. INHALT: I: Einleitung (von B. Peyer). II: Tanystropheus longobardicus Bass. sp. (von B. Peyer). III: Placodontia (von B. Peyer). IV: Ceresiosaurus calcagnii nov. gen. nov. spec. (von B. Peyer). V: Oachypleurosaurus edwardsii Corn. spec. (von B. Peyer).VI: Note sur un Miocidaris nouveau (par Alph. Jeannet). VII: Neubeschreibung der Saurier von Perledo (von B. Peyer). VIII: Weitere Placodontierfunde (von B. Peyer). IX: Pachypleurosaurus edwarsi, Cornalia sp. Osteologie - Variationsbreite - Biologie (von Rainer Zangerl). X: Clarazia schinzi nov. gen. nov. spec. (von B. Peyer). XI: Hescheleria rübeli nov. gen. nov. spec. (von B. Peyer). XII: Macrocnemus bassanii Nopcsa (von B. Peyer). XIII: Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Ganoidengebisses, insbesondere des Gebisses von Colobodus (von Sigmund Egil Guttormsen). XIV: Paranothosaurus amsleri nov. gen. nov. spec. (von B. Peyer). petrominera_alt mbx 19 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 - No. 239 of a limited edition of 512 copies. Signed by N.C. Wyeth. Vellum spine with gilt lettering, some darkening to vellum. Gilt on top edge of pages. Tipped-in plates have tissue guards. A very collectible copy. Large book 3.75 lbs. Will compute shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas M Dickey]
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        THE CONQUEST OF SPACE ... With an Introduction by Dr. H. H. Sheldon ..

      New York: Penguin Press, 1931.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-271 [272-274: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], four inserted plates, other illustrations in text, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. The first English-language book devoted to rocketry and space travel, written by a rocket pioneer and first president of the American Interplanetary Society, provides a summary of past and current rocket research and speculation on the future of rocket flights in the earth's atmosphere and in interplanetary space. The work consists of three parts: "The Rocket" (a history of rocketry), "The Flight Into Space" (a fictional account of a space voyage), and "New Worlds" (addressing challenges and rewards of space flight). Ciancone 123. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, p. 492. Bookplate of aviation collector William G. Gerhard affixed to front paste-down. A couple of mild spots to rear cover, else a clean, very good copy. (#135138)

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        Pteryplegia: The Art of Shooting-Flying. With a foreword by Col. H. P. Sheldon

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. 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. Three-quarter white paper over blue paper boards, hand-colored printed paper label on upper cover, a fine copy. 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

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        Sexualni Nocturno. Pribeh demskovane iluse.

      Prag, Privatdruck, 1931. - 8°. (20 x 12,5 cm). 60 S. mit 10 Illustrationen auf Tafeln. Unbebundene Lagen, eingelegt in einen Umschlag mit Titel. In Schutzkassette mit Rtitel. |Original-Ausgbe| des Textes von Nezval, mit |10 Collagen von Jinrich Styrsky|. Der Untertitel ist: [Geschichte einer enttarnten Illusion]. Eins von 69 numerierte Exemplaren auf simili Japan (Gesamt 138). Styrsky war mit seiner Partnerin Toyen, die er 1920 traf, und Karel Teige, einer der Gründer der Gruppe Devestine und Begründer der surrealistischen Bewegung in Tschechien. Dies ist das erste von ihm illustreirte Buch. Geschrieben von einem der größen Poeten der tschechischen Sprache. Die kleine erotische Erzählung, inspiriert durch seine Jahre in einem Lycee in der Provinz. ------------------------------------ [Prague, J. Styrsky] 1931. In-8 (200 x 125 mm). 60 p. Broché, couverture à rabats en fort paper rose, titre imprimé en noir sur une bande de paper bleu collée horizontalement. Boîte avec pièce de titre bleue. Édition original du texte de Vitezslav Nezval, illustrée de |10 collages de Jindrich Styrsky| qui a également choisi la typographie. Le sous-titre de l'ouvrage est : Histoire d'une illusion démasquée. Tirage : 69 ex. sur paper Pannekoeck (1-69) et 69 ex. sur papier simili Japon (70-138). Un de 69 exemplaires sur simili Japon. Styrsky fut avec sa comagne Toyen, qu'il avait recontrée en 1920, et avec Karel Teige, un des fondateurs du groupe Devestil et à l'origine surrélaiste en Tchécoslavaquie. 'Sexualni Nocturno' est le premier livre illustré par le surréaliste Styrsky. Les planches montrent l'influence du travail de Max Ernst pour 'La femme cent tetes' (1929) et 'Reve d'une petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel' (1930). Ecrit par l'un des plus grands poètes de la langue tchèque, ce petit conte érotique, inspiré par ses annnées de lycée dans une ville de province, fut publié dans la trés singulière collection '69' de son ami, le peintre, photographe, collagiste, Jindrich Styrsky, avec lequel Vitezslav fonda en 1934 le Groupe surréaliste de Prague. Bel exemplaire. ----------------------- First edition. Of a total edition of 138 numbered copies. 10 full-page illustrations after collages by Styrsky. Unbound signatures asissued laid into pink textured paper wrappers, blue paper label printed in black on the front cover. The first publication of Edice 69, an important series of surrealistic literature and illustration. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Images d'une femme. Vingt-quatre études de nu. Avec un avant-propos de Jules Romains.

      Paris, Éditions Denoel & Steele, 1931. - 4°. 16 Seiten Text und Inhalt und |24 Tafeln mit weiblichen Akten| nach s/w Fotos. Eingelegt in die Orig.-Pappmappe mit Deckelschild. Numeriertes Exemplar einer beschränkten Auflage. Eindrucksvolle Bewegungstudien des weiblichen Körpers in einer für die Zeit sehr modernen Ästhetik. Auf cremefarbenem Velin gedruckt. Vereinzelt ganz schwach fingerfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Selten. -------------------------- P.-Verneuil, M. Images d'une femme. Vingt-quatre études de nu. Avec un avant-propos de Jules Romains. Paris, Éditions Denoel & Steele, 1931. In-4. 16 pp. texte et 24 planches en n/b. Portefeuille carton de l'éditeur. Exemplaire numérotés d'un tirage limité. Études impressionantes du corps féminin dans l'estéthique moderne de l'epoque. Imprimé sur vélin teinté. Tâches de doigts éparses. Bel exemplaire. --------------------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DANCING DEATH

      William Heinemann London 1931 - Publisher's black boards lettered in gilt, all edges trimmed, plain endpapers, pictorial dust jacket. Some faint marks to covers, a little spine lean, minor foxing, a VG copy in a FAIR++ dust jacket which is shelfworn/chipped/tanned with neat repairs to areas of loss. The dust jacket is the secondary issue priced at 3/6. A very elusive Bush. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DACOBRA BOOKS]
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        The History of the Criminal Investigation Department At Scotland Yard.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1931. From Earliest Times Until To-Day. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black. Monochrome frontispiece and 15 plates. Ex-Belfast Public Library copy: accession number on spine (remains of shelf label), label and stamps on front endpapers, library stamp in margins of plates. Spine rolled, binding showing signs of handling, one plate a little frayed at top and fore-edge; nevertheless this remains a good copy, clean and sound. First edition, first impression and decidedly uncommon. "This is a very readable history... [and includes] a brief account of some of the earliest detectives working practically on their own" (The Police Journal). There is a brief mention of the Jack the Ripper murders and an entire chapter devoted to Crippen.

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        HAN GEIJUTSU So^kango

      , 1931. 1931. Paperback. Very Good. [SOSAKU HANGA] Shiro to Kuro-sha. HAN GEIJUTSU Sokango. Tokyo, Showa 7 [1932]. 28.3 x 20.0 cm. Printed wrappers, prints and articles by the foremost critics and practitioners of the Creative Print movement. This is volume one, number one of this important monthly journal. Most of the prints were printed from blocks in b+w, by mounting them into the printing press [kikai-zuri]. However this issue also has two tipped-in color woodblock prints, one by Onchi Koshiro and one by Maekawa Sempan, handprinted by Takahashi Harumasa of the Takahashi Kobo (founded during Ansei, it still exists in Tokyo). There is waterstaining to the front cover, else very good condition.

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        HAN GEIJUTSU So^kango

      1931 - [SOSAKU HANGA] Shiro to Kuro-sha. HAN GEIJUTSU Sokango. Tokyo, Showa 7 [1932]. 28.3 x 20.0 cm. Printed wrappers, prints and articles by the foremost critics and practitioners of the Creative Print movement. This is volume one, number one of this important monthly journal. Most of the prints were printed from blocks in b+w, by mounting them into the printing press [kikai-zuri]. However this issue also has two tipped-in color woodblock prints, one by Onchi Koshiro and one by Maekawa Sempan, handprinted by Takahashi Harumasa of the Takahashi Kobo (founded during Ansei, it still exists in Tokyo). There is waterstaining to the front cover, else very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Terms of the Armistice as Originally Supplied to the War Department, Washington, D.C. by American G.H.Q., Chaumont, France, November, 1918

      New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, Armistice Day, 1931 One of fifty copies, none of which were for sale, being intended for private distribution for Armistice Day, 1931. The text is reproduced from a photostat of the document in the War Department, Washington, D.C., containing the terms of the Armistice, as issued by the American government. Quarter black leather over aluminum covers. Spine stamped in silver with the numerals "11/11/18;" front cover stamped in black. . Small quarto. Endpaper reproductions of the front pages of Le Figaro, The London Times, the New York Tribune, and a Berlin paper, announcing the Armistice in 1918. Binding extremities a bit rubbed. A very good, bright copy. This is one of a very few books bound in aluminum, the miracle metal of the first part of the twentieth century. There are several others, including the Pillsbury cookbook by Mary Ellis Ames, Balanced Recipes (1933) and the Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalogue, The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age (1967), which chronicles the earlier part of the twentieth century. The slipcase to the Lakeside Press Moby Dick (1930), is also of aluminum.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        American Earth

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Printing of this important debut, copies of which in a dust jacket this fine are seldom seen. 8vo: x,314pp. Publisher's tan cloth, lettering and decor stamped in forest green on spine and front cover, illustrated dust jacket priced $2.50. Trivial offsetting from jacket design onto spine cloth, else a Fine, fresh copy in an about Fine jacket with a few tiny nicks at crown. Hanna 563. Flora and Bain, pp. 89, 94. Caldwell's first commercially published book (his third overall). The legendary Maxwell Perkins (Fitzgerald's editor at Scribner's) helped to edit this collection of new and previously published stories about rural life in the Deep South and in Maine, with a third section made up of a long, modernist, autobiographical prose poem called The Sacrilege of Allen Kent. The book was well-received critically (according to Flora and Bain, "Although all of his [Caldwell's] story collections contain interesting pieces, nowhere does he surpass the achievement of American Earth . . . "), and Perkins urged Caldwell to try writing a novel focusing on the rural South, which Caldwell knew best. Caldwell traveled Wrens, Georgia, and found inspiration helping his father deliver food and medical supplies to the poor tenant farmers and sharecroppers there. The result was Tobacco Road. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The History of the Criminal Investigation Department At Scotland Yard. From Earliest Times Until To-Day.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1931 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black. Ex-Belfast Public Library copy: accession number on spine (remains of shelf label), label and stamps on front endpapers, library stamp in margins of plates. Spine rolled, binding showing signs of handling, one plate a little frayed at top and fore-edge; nevertheless this remains a good copy, clean and sound. Monochrome frontispiece and 15 plates. First edition, first impression and decidedly uncommon. "This is a very readable history. [and includes] a brief account of some of the earliest detectives working practically on their own" (The Police Journal). There is a brief mention of the Jack the Ripper murders and an entire chapter devoted to Crippen. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Mickey Mouse Story Book

      David McKay 1931 - First Edition, First printing in wraps. The book is in nice shape with light wear to the edges. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this Disney Classic with a custom slipcase to protect the book. We buy SIGNED Walt Disney books. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        THE WORLD CRISIS (6 volume set, 2 are first printings)

      Butterworth, 1927-1931, London - Six volume set, complete (two are first printings). Dark blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, front covers in blind. Numerous maps & plans, some folding, some coloured; Vol. VI has 8 photos. Armourial bookplate on each front pastedown; yellowing to page edges and some endpapers; minor shelf rubbing; a VG clean, bright, tight and unworn jacketless set, inner hinges not cracked. Vol. I, (1911-1914), is 3rd ed., 4th printing, Dec., 1927. Vol. II, (1915), is 2nd ed., 2nd printing, May, 1927. Volume III, (1916-1918, Part I), is the March,1927, second printing. Vol. IV, (1916-1918, Part Il), is the March,1927, second printing Vol. V, (The Aftermath), is the 1929 first printing and Vol. VI, (The Eastern Front), is the 1931 first printing. No errata slips. Full sets of WSC's important history of World War I are difficult to assemble these days. Note: 12 kg parcel, extra postage will be required. Size: Octavo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Temple Books]
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        The World Crisis 1911-1918, finely bound

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1931. First abridged and revised edition. Hardcover. This is a finely bound British first edition, first printing of the first Abridged & Revised edition of The World Crisis. Originally published in six volumes between 1923 and 1931, The World Crisis is Winston Churchill's epic history of the First World War, in which he played such a critical, controversial, and varied role. Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a special position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the Front. First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 until 1915, after the failure in the Dardanelles and the slaughter at Gallipoli, Churchill was scapegoated and forced to resign. He spent his political exile as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. Before war's end, Churchill was exonerated and rejoined the Government, but the stigma would linger. Churchill may have meant for his history of the First World War to clear his name, but his six volume masterwork far exceeds this purpose. This important edition is not just an abridgement; it incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. There were three printings – in 1931, 1932, and 1937. This copy marries 1931 first printing contents to a fine binding executed in dark reddish-brown half leather over marbled paper-covered boards. The binding features raised and gilt decorated spine bands, spine compartments either gilt printed or with gilt decoration, double blind rule transitions, generous leather corners, and watermarked, laid paper endpapers. Condition of the binding is better than very good plus, square and tight, the leather supple and unfaded, with sharp corners, bright spine gilt, and only minor scuffs to extremities and the paper-covered boards. The contents are quite clean for the edition. We find no previous ownership marks and no spotting and only minor soiling to the page edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.a, Woods/ICS A31(bb.1), Langworth p.11

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Original Beautiful Fashion Photo of Frances Dee

      Paramount Pictures, Hollywood 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+ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ira Joel Haber - Cinemage Books]
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        The Sittaford Mystery - First UK Edition

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1931. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing published by the Collins Crime club in 1931. A near fine book without inscriptions. Some very light pale white spotting to the edges of the boards. No bumping to the corners - exceptionally bright titling to the spine. Some light dustiness to the top edge of the pages. Bound in black cloth boards and exceptionally rare in this nice bright condition

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        THE GAS WAR OF 1940: A NOVEL, BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE WORLD CATASTROPHE AS SET DOWN BY RAYMOND DENNING, THE FIRST DICTATOR OF GREAT BRITAIN ..

      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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        THE FORMER POSTMASTER GENERAL FRANK HITCHCOCK'S AUTOGRAPH ON AN ENVELOPE COMMEMORATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST AIR MAIL FLIGHT.

      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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        LA CHASSE DES OISEAUX D'EAU EN FRANCE - EXEMPLAIRE N°147/450 SUR ALFA SATINE - AQUARELLES ET DESSINS D'EUGENE LELIEPVRE.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Le-Livre]
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        THE GLASS KEY

      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

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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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