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        DEATH WALKS IN EASTREPPS

      New York: The Mystery League, Inc., 1931. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); black cloth, with titling and publisher's logo stamped in green on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 284,[4]pp. Mild wear to spine ends, with scattered foxing to text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is a bright, Fine example, without wear or fading. Sharp copy of this Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and early serial killer novel that author Vincent Starrett magnanimously cited as "one of the ten greatest detective novels ever written." Hubin, p.28; Pronzini & Muller, p.52.

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        WHITE BEARS AND GOLD

      Boston: Richard G. Badger, Publisher The Gorham Press, 1931.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8-10] 11-249 [250-254: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by May dated 2 January 1933 on the front free endpaper. Loosely connected short stories narrated by the Wandering Jew about some of his strange adventures. Almost all are fantastic in one way or another. Some develop magical themes from folklore and legend, including Christian sources. Others are tall tales in the true Munchausian tradition, devising grotesque fates for animals. Others are what might be called biological science fiction -- one is a tale of Frankensteinian experiments. Another relates, without explanation, the odd incidents in a haunted house: the spectral figures might be either ghosts or zombies or actors. Another, the longest, is a tale of a lost race beneath the desert of Egypt, reached by a submarine -- in Elizabethan times. Another is a traditional vampire story. A survey of methods of torture and a (female) detective story round out the collection. The writing style is choppy and flat, with little control of narrative flow, suspense, and momentum, failing to develop the full potential of what is, in many cases, imaginative raw material. Scarce. May seems to have been a Midwesterner working in the life insurance business. He produced another work of fiction, a novel, in 1924; both were probably vanity published. Anderson, The Legend of the Wandering Jew, pp. 364-5. Teitler (2013) 840. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Reginald (1979; 1992) or Day, A Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature (1963). A fine copy in very good decorated dust jacket with light wear and short closed tears, mostly along bottom edge. An elusive book rarely found in jacket. (#156025)

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        The Story of the Airship [Pioneer Aviator Will D. "Billy" Parker's Copy, Signed By Him and More Than 3 Dozen Early Aviators Attendees of the 1931 Cleveland Airshow] Zeppelin, Blimp

      Akron: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, 1931. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. 84 pages, black pictorial cloth, printed in blue and silver, showing a skyline and blimp on front panel. First edition of 1931, 7th in the series, since 1925; illustrated in black and white. Signed by Billy Parker and more than 3 dozen fellow pioneer aviators, who were in attendance at the National Air Races, Cleveland Ohio Airport, August 29 - September 7, 1931; dated above Billy Parker's signature, "August 30, 1931" and with a letter laid in presenting the book to an heir of Billy Parker. Will D. "Billy" Parker (1899-1981) carried private pilot's license number 44. As a high school student in Ft. Collins, CO, he built a glider which flew to an altitude of 300 feet. His mother helped him buy a 50 horsepower French Gnome engine - thus he became a professional pilot. He barnstormed in the 1920's, worked as a test pilot , and from 1926 to 1966, he managed the aviation division of Phillips Petroleum. He was president of the Early Birds, an exclusive group who flew before December 17, 1916. Parker held the 44th pilot's license issued in America. He invented the variable-pitch propeller; he continued to fly two pushers he built in 1912 and 1914 at events, well in to the 1960's. Some other pioneer aviator's who signed this book are: Zantford Granville, who with his brothers Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward founded the Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. and produced the Gee Bee Super Sportster air racers, between 1929 and 1934. Mildred Clema (Baxter) Granger (1893-1983) she held pilot's license #1542. C. Lienesch, inventor of Anilol, an auxilliary fuel for maximum power. Walter J. Carr (1896-1970) who learned to fly in Chicago in a Curtiss Pusher on 14 June 1914. He was a civilian flight instructor in World War I, afterward becoming a barnstormer in a Curtiss Jenny. In June 1929, Carr was to participate in an endurance record with Viola Gentry flying a Cabinaire named "The Answer." He was hospitalized with pneumonia and was replaced with Charles Parkhurst, who died in the attempt to land in fog. Lewis Yancey (1895-1940) and Roger Q. Williams made their historic flight from Old Orchard Beach, Maine to Rome in 1929 - they have signed thus on the FFEP: "Lewis A. Yancey New York to Rome with Roger Williams." Emory B. Bronte (and Ernest L. Smith) navigator and pilot, crew of the Travel Air Model 5000 "City of Oakland" - see photo. Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) became the youngest person in the U.S. to receive a commercial pilot certificate - he set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of 21 in 1930. He died in a mid-air crash in 1940, aged 29. Randall Henderson (1888-1970) a WWI pilot and barnstormer, became the first person to fly into Las Vegas, on May 7, 1920. He later joined the Army Air Corps during WWII. Owen W. Lazenby, "...most of his 30 years of flying has been spent instructing." - from an article in U. S. Army Aviation Digest, Sept. 1959. An excellent, near fine copy of an early aviation book, signed by an august gathering of America's early pilots.

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        Scriptores ecclesiastici de musica sacra potissimum. Ex variis Italiae, Galliae & Germaniae codicibus manuscriptis collecti et nunc primum publica luce donati a Martino Gerberto.

      Milano, Bolletino Bibliografico Musicale, 1931. Nice early 20th century reprint of the San Blasianis edition of 1734. 3 vols. Large 4to (27x20,5 cm) Original decorated boards, with title labels on frontcover, uncut (1 foot and 1 top of spine sl. dam.). Vol. I:(xxxxviii),348,(iv) pp.; Vol. II:(xvi),394 pp.; Vol. III:(xii),402,(xiv) pp. With 3 frontispieces, 4 folding tables, figures and annotated music in text. - Fine set printed on handmade paper, unopened

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        El expediente Picasso. De Annual a la República. Las responsabilidades de la actuación española en Marruecos. Julio 1921 .

      1931. Ed. Ed. Javier Morata. 1931 - . . . 1 Vol. . 610 pp. pp. Cuarto Mayor. Rústica. . Interior buen etado, cubiertas algo sucias y con alguna mancha de óxido .

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        Kandinsky

      Cahiers d'art, Paris 1931 - Edition originale de cette importante étude sur l'artiste, sixième de la collection "Les Grands peintres d'aujourd'hui". 7 illustrations en noir et 74 reproductions. En frontispice, BOIS original en couleurs de KANDINSKY. Tirage à 610 exemplaires numérotés. Un des 500 sur vélin de torpes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Women Builders

      Washington, DC: The Associated Publishers, 1931. First Edition. 12mo; 187pp; brown cloth with title in gilt. Some minor cover spotting, else very good. 28pp. of plates, photo illustrations of African American women leaders. WOMEN BUILDERS features the biographies of seven African-American women who founded institutions for the African American community. Included in this volume are Lucy Craft Laney, Maggie Lena Walker, Janie Porter Barrett, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Jane Edna Hunter, and Mary McLeod Bethune. Heirs to the work of the humanitarian movements of the early to mid-1800s and the gains of the post-Civil War era push for Black education and enlightenment, these women became both "builders of educational, financial and social institutions" and builders of their race. Sharing a common interest in improving social conditions for Black Americans and creating financial and educational opportunities where they had previously not existed, these women influenced each other as well as society at large. The focus of this book is on the lives of individuals, not on the "bricks and mortar" of buildings and institutions. The author believes in the Emerson quote that "an institution is but the lengthened shadow of a great personality." Instead of merely examining the institutions themselves, Daniel looks at the women behind the schools, banks, and institutes she chronicles. The result is an inspirational volume on the accomplishments of pioneering Black women. "These founders," Daniel writes, "are not mere visionaries with ephemeral dreams, but women of action whose character has been tempered in the forge-fire of anxiety and sacrifice." These women and their institutions are Lucy Craft Laney, 1854-1933 (Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, Augusta, Ga.); Maggie Lena Walker, 1867-1934 (the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, Richmond, Va.); Janie Porter Barrett, 1865-1948 (Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, Peake, Va.); Mary Mcleod Bethune, 1875-1955 (Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fl.); Nannie Helen Burroughs, 1879-1961 (National Training School for Women and Girls, Wash., D.C.); Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1882-1963 (Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute, Sedalia, N. C.); Jane Edna Hunter, 1882-1971 (Philiss Wheatly Association, Cleveland, O.). Heirs to the work of the humanitarian movements of the early to mid-1800's and the gains of the post-Civil War era push for Black education and enlightenment, these women shared a common interest in improving social conditions for their race by creating financial and educational opportunities which hitherto had not existed; they were influential both upon themselves and upon society at large. The emphasis of WOMAN BUILDERS is on the lives of these individuals. Walker was the first woman bank president in the United States, and founded the Richmond Council of Colored Women. Barrett, the first president of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, was active in both the National Association of Colored Women and the NAACP; her aforementioned school was for delinquents and achieved an outstanding rehabilitation record. Laney's had established the first kindergarten for African American children in Augusta (and one of the earliest in the south) and the first Nurses Training Institute for African American girls; her secondary school sent graduates to some of the leading colleges in the south; she was praised by President Taft and inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement in 1992. Bethune, the first African American woman to become a presidential advisor when F. D. R. appointed her director of Negro Affairs, also served three other presidents and was president of the National Association of Colored Women and founder of the National Council of Negro Women. Miss Burroughs' school was founded under the auspices of the National Baptist Convention and was a pioneer fort in several ways. Brown was vice-president of the National Association of Colored Women, a member of several interracial commissions, received many awards as a teacher, and was a member of the Twentieth Century Club of Boston. Jane Hunter's institution was a working girls home and assisted African American women to find employment; it became a model for similar urban institutions. All these women dedicated their lives to the advancement of their race. An important reference work in the history of African-American women, WOMEN BUILDERS was recently reprinted in 1997 as part of a collection of biographies of African-American women, along with Hallie Quinn Brown's TALES MY FATHER TOLD and PEN PICTURES OF PIONEERS OF WILBERFORCE. NAW: the modern period. Black Women in America. DAB Supplement V.

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        LIFE'S PUCKERING STRINGS

      Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., Inc., 1931.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-345 [346-348: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panel stamped in black. First edition. An occult romance novel in which the principal character is a werewolf, a man cursed for a crime committed in a past life who must redeem himself in his present life. Logan was a Texas author who, in 1905, was the society editor of the EL PASO TIMES. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Day (1963), or Reginald (1979; 1992). A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with a small chip from the upper spine end. No copies reported by OCLC. Not in OSU. Rare. (#152587)

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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. - 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. 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.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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Diagrammes

      - Paris, (Imprimerie de Vaugirard), 1931. In-4, 66-(4) pp., broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, exemplaire non coupé. Complet des 9 reproductions en héliogravure de photographies des studios Deberny-Peignot. Tirage limité à 252 exemplaires numérotés sur Rives. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come. A limited edition. With pictures by N. C. Wyeth.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931 - Large octavo. Original japon-backed blue and yellow check cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, blue endpapers. With the glassine jacket. Housed in the blue box, japon label to lid, numbered in manuscript. Contemporary Christmas ownership inscription to inside cover of box lid. An excellent copy, partly unopened, in the lightly yellowed glassine jacket with slight loss to foot of front flap, laid in. In the lightly browned box, slight wear to extremities. Colour frontispiece, title page and 14 plates tipped in with tissue-guards. Signed limited edition, number 323 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator; 12 presentation copies were also issued. The trade issue was published the same year. Fox's classic Civil War tale was originally published by Scribner's Sons in 1903, with illustrations by F. C. Yohn. A handsomely illustrated copy, with the uncommon glassine jacket. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Women Builders

      Washington, DC: The Associated Publishers, 1931. First Edition. 12mo; 187pp; brown cloth with title in gilt. Some minor cover spotting, else very good. 28pp. of plates, photo illustrations of African American women leaders. WOMEN BUILDERS features the biographies of seven African-American women who founded institutions for the African American community. Included in this volume are Lucy Craft Laney, Maggie Lena Walker, Janie Porter Barrett, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Jane Edna Hunter, and Mary McLeod Bethune. Heirs to the work of the humanitarian movements of the early to mid-1800s and the gains of the post-Civil War era push for Black education and enlightenment, these women became both "builders of educational, financial and social institutions" and builders of their race. Sharing a common interest in improving social conditions for Black Americans and creating financial and educational opportunities where they had previously not existed, these women influenced each other as well as society at large. The focus of this book is on the lives of individuals, not on the "bricks and mortar" of buildings and institutions. The author believes in the Emerson quote that "an institution is but the lengthened shadow of a great personality." Instead of merely examining the institutions themselves, Daniel looks at the women behind the schools, banks, and institutes she chronicles. The result is an inspirational volume on the accomplishments of pioneering Black women. "These founders," Daniel writes, "are not mere visionaries with ephemeral dreams, but women of action whose character has been tempered in the forge-fire of anxiety and sacrifice." These women and their institutions are Lucy Craft Laney, 1854-1933 (Haines Normal and Industrial Institute, Augusta, Ga.); Maggie Lena Walker, 1867-1934 (the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, Richmond, Va.); Janie Porter Barrett, 1865-1948 (Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, Peake, Va.); Mary Mcleod Bethune, 1875-1955 (Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fl.); Nannie Helen Burroughs, 1879-1961 (National Training School for Women and Girls, Wash., D.C.); Charlotte Hawkins Brown, 1882-1963 (Alice Freeman Palmer Memorial Institute, Sedalia, N. C.); Jane Edna Hunter, 1882-1971 (Philiss Wheatly Association, Cleveland, O.). Heirs to the work of the humanitarian movements of the early to mid-1800's and the gains of the post-Civil War era push for Black education and enlightenment, these women shared a common interest in improving social conditions for their race by creating financial and educational opportunities which hitherto had not existed; they were influential both upon themselves and upon society at large. The emphasis of WOMAN BUILDERS is on the lives of these individuals. Walker was the first woman bank president in the United States, and founded the Richmond Council of Colored Women. Barrett, the first president of the Virginia State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, was active in both the National Association of Colored Women and the NAACP; her aforementioned school was for delinquents and achieved an outstanding rehabilitation record. Laney's had established the first kindergarten for African American children in Augusta (and one of the earliest in the south) and the first Nurses Training Institute for African American girls; her secondary school sent graduates to some of the leading colleges in the south; she was praised by President Taft and inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement in 1992. Bethune, the first African American woman to become a presidential advisor when F. D. R. appointed her director of Negro Affairs, also served three other presidents and was president of the National Association of Colored Women and founder of the National Council of Negro Women. Miss Burroughs' school was founded under the auspices of the National Baptist Convention and was a pioneer fort in several ways. Brown was vice-president of the National Association of Colored Women, a member of several interracial commissions, received many awards as a teacher, and was a member of the Twentieth Century Club of Boston. Jane Hunter's institution was a working girls home and assisted African American women to find employment; it became a model for similar urban institutions. All these women dedicated their lives to the advancement of their race. An important reference work in the history of African-American women, WOMEN BUILDERS was recently reprinted in 1997 as part of a collection of biographies of African-American women, along with Hallie Quinn Brown's TALES MY FATHER TOLD and PEN PICTURES OF PIONEERS OF WILBERFORCE. NAW: the modern period. Black Women in America. DAB Supplement V.

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        Axel's Castle.

      New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1931. A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930. Octavo. Original blue cloth, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Spine label faintly tanned, some very minor marks to cloth, small damp stain just to top corner of front pastedown, mild toning to leaves, but nonetheless an excellent copy with the chipped at the ends and corners and with splits along the fore-edge (but intact), notably bright in tone. First edition, first printing (Scribner's "A"), a rare presentation copy, inscribed to American impressionist painter Roy Charles Gamble (1887-1972), who had been Wilson's friend and comrade in the First World War. The inscription on the front free endpaper reads, "To Roy Gamble with the best regards of Edmund Wilson, February 1931". Axel's Castle, which is numbered among Connolly's 100 Books of the Modern Movement, was an influential study on the roots of Modernism in the Symbolist Movement, with chapters on W. B. Yeats, Paul Valéry, T. S. Eliot, Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Rimbaud. The title relates to the symbolist masterpice Axel by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle Adam (1838-1889) - as the jacket explains: "Count Axel of Auersberg, in Villiers de l'Isle Adam's Axel, published in 1890, is a young man of 'an admirable virile beauty,' with 'a paleness almost radiant' and 'an expression mysterious from thought.' He inhabits, in an atmosphere half-Wagnerian, half-romantic-Gothic, an ancient and isolated castle in the depths of the Black Forest. It is because such a person, placed in such a setting, both conceived in the dark labyrinths of the unconscious mind, suggests the essential quality of the literature about which Mr Wilson speaks, that this conception was selected for the title." The author Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was an important American literary critic, journalist, and editor. The artist to whom he inscribed this copy, Charles Gamble, was born in Detroit and studied at the Detroit School of Fine Art. He spent the early part of his career in Paris, however, where he exhibited at the Paris Salon and associated with Left Bank artists such as Picasso and Matisse, as well as writers such as Gertrude Stein, making this a particularly appropriate association. He later returned to Detroit and was a member of the Scarab Club alongside the likes of Norman Rockwell and Diego Rivera. Wilson first met Gamble in 1917 when they served in the same unit during the First World War - Wilson as a translator, Gamble a painter. Wilson and Gamble both worked on the unit's newspaper "Reveille", as revealed in a letter Wilson wrote home to his mother from aboard ship 4-7 November 1917, "Rabette, a Harvard man, is managing editor: he and I and a man named Roy Gamble do most of the work on it. I like Gamble especially. He is an artist and a very simple sort of fellow, with little education except artistic education. He hates the military life and spends a good deal of time sketching the gulls and the men. They put him on fatigue duty the other day (sweeping decks and other disagreeable work) for being late to some formation and it put him out so that we had to cajole him into making us a woodcut for the title of the paper." The book is scarce enough in the jacket, but signed or inscribed copies are rare - we have never handled another and can only trace one at auction (and that with a later inscription). To have one with such a compelling association inscribed at the time of publication is superb.

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        Mount Zion

      The James Press, London, [1931] First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original pink and gold striped boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in blue, printed on coloured paper. No printed dust jacket was issued.Contents a little toned as often, spine repaired preserving the original backstrip, very good. An early and compelling literary association copy with the poet's signed presentation inscription to the blank leaf opposite the title page, "That clever man, Oswald Blakiston [sic], from that other clever man, John Betjeman". The recipient (correctly spelt Blakeston) his real name was Henry Joseph Hasslacher, a member of the Bryer/Macphearson group and a prolific writer in many fields including poetry, fiction and the early art-film movement. [123]

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        OSSI DI SEPPIA

      Lanciano, Carabba, 1931. In-16 gr., brossura orig. a 3 colori (giallo, rosso e nero) disegnata da Scipione (con alone, cerniera interna leggerm. allentata), pp. (6),158. "Terza edizione" firmata dall'Autore “con alcune varianti, una nota aggiunta e una poesia soppressa. Ristampata la prefazione di Alfredo Gargiulo. L'illustrazione di copertina, un cavalluccio marino, è una delle quattro che il pittore romano realizzò per Carabba, e fu accolta da Montale con molto scetticismo, ma è diventata, unitamente a quella einaudiana di Menzio, l'immagine simbolo del libro. Molto ricercata. Le edizioni successive mantengono le stesse poesie, ma presentano alcune varianti”. Così Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 549. Solo qualche lieve ingiallitura, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        WHITE FACE ...

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,. [1931]. original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, decorated endpapers.. A fine copy in nearly fine pictorial dust jacket with light rubbing. at edges. A sharp copy. (#148749). First U.S. edition. Mystery thriller in which Scotland Yard's Inspector Elk and Superintendent Mason pursue White Face, a cold blooded killer who roams Tidal Basin, the toughest, poorest, lowest district of London. Edgar Wallace's White Face the Fiend, a 1932 British Lion Film, directed by T. Hayes Hunter, starring Hugh Williams, Gordon Harker and Norman McKinnel, was based on this novel. In addition to Mr. Reeder, the most clearly realized of his detectives, Wallace's "only other notable series character is the melancholy and mordant Inpector Elk." - Pronzini, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, p. 817. Hubin (1994), p. 835.

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        The Specimen Book of the Types and Ornaments to be used in the Printing of the Publications of the Profile and The Helicon Presses. together with The Ornament Book of the Profile Press and the Helicon Press

      The Profile, New Haven 1931 - 2 books of type faces and specimens used at the Profile and Helicon Presses: The Specimen Book of the Types and Ornaments to be used in the Printing of the Publications of the Profile and The Helicon Presses, published in 1930 --AND-- The Ornament Book of the Profile Press and the Helicon Press, published in 1931. Both Softcovers in their original wraps, and both one of only 25 copies printed. Very Good copies, with light soil and wear to the wraps. Minor discoloration to the margins of a few pages of "The Specimen"; otherwise the contents are bright and unmarked. Rare. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE PLEASANTRIES OF OLD QUONG.

      London: Constable & Co, Ltd.,. [1931]. original orange cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Some patchy fading to spine panel, a very good copy in very good dust. jacket (illustrated by EJIA) with damp stain to spine panel, shallow. loss at upper spine end, and tiny chip from bottom edge of front. panel. An attractive example of an uncommon jacket. (#149276). First edition. "A series of horror, crime and supernatural tales mostly set in London's Chinatown ..." - Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 120. Published in the U.S. as A TEA-SHOP IN LIMEHOUSE (1931). Mixed collection, mostly criminous, but some weirds, including "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole," noted tale of unsuspected psychopath; "Desirable Villa," premonition of murder; "The Yellow Imps," murder and madness. According to Queen (Queen's Quorum, p. 66), "The Hands of Mr. Ottermole" is Burke's "detective masterpiece ... the last word in the evocation of atmosphere and terror on the printed page ..." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 46. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 120. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 15. Hubin (1994), p. 119.

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      New York: Random House, 1931. First trade edition in second issue dust jacket. Fine copy with slight rub to crown in VG- dust jacket with some chipping and wear. First trade edition in second issue dust jacket. xvii, 325p. Illustrated by Clare Leighton with twelve wood engravings. 4to. Maroon cloth with gilt spine titles and designs. Printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago.

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        CIRCOLI. Rivista di poesia. Direttore: Adriano Grande.

      Genova / Roma,, 1931-1939.. In-8 gr., brossura orig., pagine variabili. Di questa prestigiosa rivista di poesia, bimestrale poi mensile, offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 57 fascicoli, dal 1931 (Anno I, n. 1, gennaio-febbraio), al 1939 (Anno VIII, n. 12, dicembre), così composti: 1931/1932/1933/1934: 24 numeri - 1935: 12 numeri (in 8 fascicoli) - 1936 le pubblicazioni sono sospese - 1937: 10 numeri (in 8 fascicoli: n. 1, marzo / n. 9-10, nov.-dic.) - 1938: 12 numeri (in 6 fascicoli) - 1939: 12 numeri (in 11 fascicoli). “La rivista, fondata a Genova, è diretta da Adriano Grande, affiancato da un Comitato di redazione composto da Debenedetti, Montale, Sbarbaro, Solmi. Nel 1934 si trasferisce da Genova a Roma dove si forma un nuovo comitato direttivo, ulteriormente modificato nel 1935 (quando "Circoli" diventa mensile e da rivista di poesia si tramuta in rivista di poesia, letteratura, critica, arte e politica) e di cui fanno parte Agnino, Falqui, Gallian, Grande, Ungaretti. Proseguendo nella tradizione di altri periodici liguri come ‘Espero' e in parte 'Riviera Ligure', "Circoli" rivolge le sue attenzioni quasi esclusivamente alla poesia e si trasforma in un importante luogo di convegno della poesia italiana degli anni 1930. Positivo rilievo viene dato, almeno nei primi fascicoli, alla divulgazione dei testi della poesia moderna straniera (il n. 6 del 1933 è tutto dedicato alla “moderna poesia nordamericana”). Dal 1937 in poi la rivista favorisce un sempre maggior accostamento alle posizioni del fascismo”. Così “Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei”, (Vallecchi, 1974), p. 316. Nel ns. esempl.: 1 fascicolo con manc. alla bross. anter. e strappi al margine di ca. 40 pagg.; 2 fascicoli con mancanze al dorso e altri 8 con solo piccole manc.; complessivam. i testi di questa importante raccolta sono ben conservati.

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        OSSI DI SEPPIA.

      In-16 gr., brossura orig. a 3 colori (giallo, rosso e nero) disegnata da Scipione (con alone, cerniera interna leggerm. allentata), pp. (6),158. "Terza edizione" firmata dall'Autore "con alcune varianti, una nota aggiunta e una poesia soppressa. Ristampata la prefazione di Alfredo Gargiulo. L'illustrazione di copertina, un cavalluccio marino, è una delle quattro che il pittore romano realizzò per Carabba, e fu accolta da Montale con molto scetticismo, ma è diventata, unitamente a quella einaudiana di Menzio, l'immagine simbolo del libro. Molto ricercata. Le edizioni successive mantengono le stesse poesie, ma presentano alcune varianti". Così Gambetti / Vezzosi, p. 549. Solo qualche lieve ingiallitura, altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

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        The Story of the Airship [Pioneer Aviator Will D. "Billy" Parker's Copy, Signed By Him and More Than 3 Dozen Early Aviators Attendees of the 1931 Cleveland Airshow] Zeppelin, Blimp

      Akron: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co, 1931. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. 84 pages, black pictorial cloth, printed in blue and silver, showing a skyline and blimp on front panel. First edition of 1931, 7th in the series, since 1925; illustrated in black and white. Signed by Billy Parker and more than 3 dozen fellow pioneer aviators, who were in attendance at the National Air Races, Cleveland Ohio Airport, August 29 - September 7, 1931; dated above Billy Parker's signature, "August 30, 1931" and with a letter laid in presenting the book to an heir of Billy Parker. Will D. "Billy" Parker (1899-1981) carried private pilot's license number 44. As a high school student in Ft. Collins, CO, he built a glider which flew to an altitude of 300 feet. His mother helped him buy a 50 horsepower French Gnome engine - thus he became a professional pilot. He barnstormed in the 1920's, worked as a test pilot , and from 1926 to 1966, he managed the aviation division of Phillips Petroleum. He was president of the Early Birds, an exclusive group who flew before December 17, 1916. Parker held the 44th pilot's license issued in America. He invented the variable-pitch propeller; he continued to fly two pushers he built in 1912 and 1914 at events, well in to the 1960's. Some other pioneer aviator's who signed this book are: Zantford Granville, who with his brothers Thomas, Robert, Mark and Edward founded the Granville Brothers Aircraft Co. and produced the Gee Bee Super Sportster air racers, between 1929 and 1934. Mildred Clema (Baxter) Granger (1893-1983) she held pilot's license #1542. C. Lienesch, inventor of Anilol, an auxilliary fuel for maximum power. Walter J. Carr (1896-1970) who learned to fly in Chicago in a Curtiss Pusher on 14 June 1914. He was a civilian flight instructor in World War I, afterward becoming a barnstormer in a Curtiss Jenny. In June 1929, Carr was to participate in an endurance record with Viola Gentry flying a Cabinaire named "The Answer." He was hospitalized with pneumonia and was replaced with Charles Parkhurst, who died in the attempt to land in fog. Lewis Yancey (1895-1940) and Roger Q. Williams made their historic flight from Old Orchard Beach, Maine to Rome in 1929 - they have signed thus on the FFEP: "Lewis A. Yancey New York to Rome with Roger Williams." Emory B. Bronte (and Ernest L. Smith) navigator and pilot, crew of the Travel Air Model 5000 "City of Oakland" - see photo. Eddie August Schneider (1911-1940) became the youngest person in the U.S. to receive a commercial pilot certificate - he set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of 21 in 1930. He died in a mid-air crash in 1940, aged 29. Randall Henderson (1888-1970) a WWI pilot and barnstormer, became the first person to fly into Las Vegas, on May 7, 1920. He later joined the Army Air Corps during WWII. Owen W. Lazenby, "...most of his 30 years of flying has been spent instructing." - from an article in U. S. Army Aviation Digest, Sept. 1959. An excellent, near fine copy of an early aviation book, signed by an august gathering of America's early pilots.

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        Family History Journal of John S. Stucki: Handcart Pioneer of 1860

      Salt Lake City, UT: Pyramid Press , 1931. First edition. 164pp. Duodecimo [20 cm] Red marbled yapp wrappers with title and illustration on front panel. Very good. Extremities rubbed (more so at corners). Faded notation on rear panel in ink. Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet. Ex-libris Dale L. Morgan with his name in pencil at the foot of the front free endsheet. Underneath the author's inscription Morgan has written in pencil "This is a Gem". Uncommon self-published history.

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        Neuer Lächerlich-jedoch vernünfftiger, bescheidener und Curioser Narren-Calender / Auf das Jahr 1710. Worinnen von Monat zu Monat ein nach seiner Natur und Eigenschafft entworffener Narr / nach dem jetzigen Stylum der Welt / auf das accurateste beschrieben wird. Eine Invention, welche schon zum Vierdten mahl continuiret und an das Tages-Liecht kommet / auch wegen sowohl beygefügter Nothwendigkeit des Calenders / als lustigen Schreib-Art der Curiosen Welt zur angenehmen Gemüths-Ergötzung dienen kan.

      16 x 18,5 cm. Tit. (in Rot- u. Schwarzdr.), 30 Bll. Mit Kalendarium in Rot- und Schwarzdruck u. einigem Holzschnitt-Zierrat. OBrosch. m. Deckelbild in Kupferstich. Rücken m. blauem Papierstreifen verstärkt u. m. altem hs. Titelschildchen. Vorderdeckel m. Wasserfl. u. an 3 Stellen m. unterlegten Randrissen, Rü. etw. berieben, Hinterdeckel wohl später m. altem Papier erneuert u. m. letztem Bl. verklebt (dadurch Leimschatten), Text im Seitenrand etw. braunfleckig, Ecken z. Tl. eselsohrig. Kosch XI, 108 Böck L., Ein Altwiener Narrenkalender (in Zs. f. Bücherfreunde 23 Jg., Hft. 3, 1931, Ss. 41-45). Sehr selten. Einer von (vermutlich) acht erschienenen Jahrgängen des Narrencalenders, verfasst und anonym herausgegeben von Johann Valentin Neiner (1679-1748), einem Weltpriester in der Nachfolge von Abraham a Sancta Clara, der sein lebenslanges Vorbild war. N. gab die Schriften seines großen Lehrmeisters heraus, dessen Nachruf er auch 1709 verfasste. Er beschrieb, ähnlich wie dieser in satirisch-volkstümlichen Mahnrufen die Ereignisse seiner Zeit und produzierte neben Kanzelreden auch so genannte Narren-, Moral- und Sittensatiren. - Von den bibliographisch nachgewiesenen acht Jahrgängen dieses Kalenders hat sich nur wenig erhalten. Ludwig Böck konnte seinerzeit nur 3 Jahrgänge auffinden: "Als Drucker und Verleger ist Peter Marteau in Freystadt (in einem anderen Jahrgang: Cöln) genannt, ein sicheres Zeichen, daß der wahre Druckort noch zu suchen ist. .. Jeder Jahrgang enthält neben derb-satirisch gehaltenen Prognostika auf die vier Jahreszeiten, die, von der bei Moralisten üblichen Übertreibung abgesehenen, sehr schätzbare Beiträge zum Bilde der Zeit liefern, und zu jedem Monat eine Abhandlung über eine Spezies von Narren. .. Zeichnen sich durch die Mannigfaltigkeit der Einfälle, die Kühnheit und den Bilderreichtum der Sprache, die Schlagfertigkeit des Witzes, sowie durch reifes und scharfes Urteil über die menschlichen Laster und Verkehrtheiten aus, und .. auch wertvolle zeitgeschichtliche Züge.."

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        Axel's Castle.

      New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1931. A Study in the Imaginative Literature of 1870-1930. Octavo. Original blue cloth, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. Very minor rubbing to the tips, a few tiny marks to front board, but a bright copy in excellent condition, with the jacket tanned and generally chipped around the edges with some loss to titles at front panel, but still good. Bookplate and occasional thoughtful marginal ink annotations. First edition, first printing (Scribner's "A"), scarce in any jacket. Axel's Castle, which is numbered among Connolly's 100 Books of the Modern Movement, was an influential study on the roots of Modernism in the Symbolist Movement, with chapters on W. B. Yeats, Paul Valéry, T. S. Eliot, Proust, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and Rimbaud. The title relates to the symbolist masterpice Axel by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle Adam (1838-1889) - as the jacket explains: "Count Axel of Auersberg, in Villiers de l'Isle Adam's Axel, published in 1890, is a young man of 'an admirable virile beauty,' with 'a paleness almost radiant' and 'an expression mysterious from thought.' He inhabits, in an atmosphere half-Wagnerian, half-romantic-Gothic, an ancient and isolated castle in the depths of the Black Forest. It is because such a person, placed in such a setting, both conceived in the dark labyrinths of the unconscious mind, suggests the essential quality of the literature about which Mr Wilson speaks, that this conception was selected for the title." The author Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) was an important American literary critic, journalist, and editor.

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        THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS.

      London, Methuen, 1931.. FIRST EDITION WITH ERNEST H. SHEPARD ILLUSTRATIONS 1931 IN DUSTWRAPPER. 8vo, dark green cloth, gilt illustration to upper cover, gilt lettered spine, map endpapers, top edges green, pages: (6), 312 + 8. Beautifully illustated throughout by Shepard. Slightest vertical crease to spine, hardly noticeable and with no wear, a touch of rubbing to foot of upper hinge, edges very faintly foxed and slightly dusty, very slight foxing to prelims, not affecting title page, and very occasionally to contents, small neat ink name and 'Xmas 1931' to 2nd blank front endpaper otherwise very nice. Near Fine in very good DUSTWRAPPER (dw: not price cliopped, spine browned, head and tail of spine and corners slightly worn, 20 mm (¾") split at foot of upper hinge, tiny chip to head and foot of hinges, max 5 mm (¼"), very tiny chip at corners, upper and lower panels very slightly faintly foxed and slightly darkened along edges). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Fables Of Jean De La Fontaine

      London: William Heinemann, 1931. Hardcover. Orig. full vellum, beveled edges. Near fine. 2 vols.. Gooden, Stephen. 235 & 336 pages. 26 x 17 cm. Limited edition, copy 98 of 525 signed by Edward Marsh and Stephen Gooden. 26 copper engravings with tissue guards set in Monotype Garamond, and printed on hand-made wove paper. Very bright, fresh set.

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        "Spring Morn in Hangchow (Shanghai)"

      Titled in English: "Spring Morn in Hangchow (Shanghai)" with a presentation label beneath: "To S. Lack, Esq. Manager, Eastern Extension Telegraph Co. Ltd. "From Local and Chinese Staffs, Hong Kong Branch, on the occasion of his retirement. 19th December 1931." SIZE: 133 cm x 25 cm within the frame. With a watered silk covered mount; plain wooden frame; glazed. Total size: 154 x 47 cm. Cork pictures of this size are extremely unusual and would only have been undertaken by the most skilled artists. We are fortunate that in this case we have the details of both the artist and place of creation, as well as the true title of the piece. It is uncommon to be able to ascribe pieces to particular workshops or artists. Artist: CHAN Tim Fat Place: Changle, Fujian Title: Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring. It is not clear why the English title reads Hangchow and (Shanghai) as they are two distinct places in China: the Su Causeway is in Hangzhou (Hangchow). Perhaps the people presenting it didn't think that the recipient would know the difference! The Su Causeway was built by the eponymous Su Dongpo in the 11th Century and 'Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring' became a classic view, one of the recommended attractions for visitors to the region. Cork Carving. The art of cork carving is a relatively recent one, according to popular tradition, having been started in Fuzhou close to Changle in Fujian province in around 1910, although it was not until the import of landscape pictures from Germany in around 1913 or 1915 that the pioneers incorporated the Chinese aesthetic with the western to create cork landscapes. The 1930s saw the next step from postcard-sized simple carvings to the larger bas-relief examples [one of which we have here]. Although we have been unable to trace the artist with the tools to hand it is possible that searches on Chinese media would be able to track down both the workshop and artist. Certainly he was a master of his craft and he was in all likelihood one of the pioneers of the expansion of this art form. Nowadays cork sculptures have been debased, with many being mass produced and machine made. To find a large, early, unique, dated and signed example with a traceable provenance must be unusual; I have been unable to trace anything similar.V.A.T. is chargeable on this item.

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        The Foundations of Mathematics, and other Logical Essays

      London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., 1931.. FIRST EDITION, Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin's copy. Octavo, pp.[2] xviii, 292 [20]. With black ink ownership inscription of Nobel Prize-winner A. L. Hodgkin, Trinity College, Cambridge, to front free endpaper. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine, with gilt armorial stamp of Trinity College to upper board. Very good indeed. A collection of published and unpublished mathematical papers, published shortly after the young economist/mathematician/philosopher's tragic early death. Purchased by Hodgkin (1914-1998) while studying at Cambridge, he seems to have encountered this book at a formative stage in his education, which soon led him towards advanced research in physiology. Having been interupted by the Second World War, he was eventually honoured with the 1963 Nobel Prize for Medicine, awarded jointly to Andrew Huxley and John Eccles as well as Hodgkin, for their ground-breaking work on synapses.

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        Doll's Primer.

      Collingswood, NJ: Washburn, William Lewis, 1931. One of 61 copies. A miniature ABC with letter on each page printed in red, with a girl's name beneath, followed by numbers and an abbreviated story of the little red hen. Bound in printed light blue paper over boards, and housed in the original box with printed label, which shows some soiling and aging. Otherwise, this is a fine copy of Washburn's smallest book and only the second miniature that he produced. (Bradbury, p. 317). (13/16 by 7/8; 21x23mm).

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        Romantic Hidden Kerry. Legendary, Antiquarian and Historical Associations, Political, Economic and Social Conditions, & Scenic Attractions of the Barony of Corkaguiny.

      First Edition, Tralee, The Kerryman Ltd., 1931. 13 x 19 cm, (4), xvi, 656 pages. With a fold-out map and 25 B&W photographs. Original hardcover bound in green buckrum with gold gilt title, name of author and printers on the spine. Excellent condition. Complete with all illustrations and fold out map. Neat inscription with name of previous owner and date (Aug 1934) on half title. Small amount of foxing on end papers and illustration pages. Little shelf wear and edges slightly darkened. A very nice copy of a very rare book.

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        CIRCOLI. Rivista di poesia. Direttore: Adriano Grande.

      1931. In-8 gr., brossura orig., pagine variabili. Di questa prestigiosa rivista di poesia, bimestrale poi mensile, offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" in 57 fascicoli, dal 1931 (Anno I, n. 1, gennaio-febbraio), al 1939 (Anno VIII, n. 12, dicembre), così composti: 1931/1932/1933/1934: 24 numeri - 1935: 12 numeri (in 8 fascicoli) - 1936 le pubblicazioni sono sospese - 1937: 10 numeri (in 8 fascicoli: n. 1, marzo / n. 9-10, nov.-dic.) - 1938: 12 numeri (in 6 fascicoli) - 1939: 12 numeri (in 11 fascicoli). "La rivista, fondata a Genova, è diretta da Adriano Grande, affiancato da un Comitato di redazione composto da Debenedetti, Montale, Sbarbaro, Solmi. Nel 1934 si trasferisce da Genova a Roma dove si forma un nuovo comitato direttivo, ulteriormente modificato nel 1935 (quando "Circoli" diventa mensile e da rivista di poesia si tramuta in rivista di poesia, letteratura, critica, arte e politica) e di cui fanno parte Agnino, Falqui, Gallian, Grande, Ungaretti. Proseguendo nella tradizione di altri periodici liguri come 'Espero' e in parte 'Riviera Ligure', "Circoli" rivolge le sue attenzioni quasi esclusivamente alla poesia e si trasforma in un importante luogo di convegno della poesia italiana degli anni 1930. Positivo rilievo viene dato, almeno nei primi fascicoli, alla divulgazione dei testi della poesia moderna straniera (il n. 6 del 1933 è tutto dedicato alla "moderna poesia nordamericana"). Dal 1937 in poi la rivista favorisce un sempre maggior accostamento alle posizioni del fascismo". Così "Diz. Autori Italiani Contemporanei", (Vallecchi, 1974), p. 316. Nel ns. esempl.: 1 fascicolo con manc. alla bross. anter. e strappi al margine di ca. 40 pagg.; 2 fascicoli con mancanze al dorso e altri 8 con solo piccole manc.; complessivam. i testi di questa importante raccolta sono ben conservati.

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        Manji [in trans.: Quicksand]

      1 p.l., 199 pp., one leaf. Oblong 8vo, orig. decorated flexible paper boards, stitched as issued, orig. slipcase. Tokyo: Kaizosha, 1931. First book edition. In this book, written in the Osaka dialect, Tanizaki explored lesbianism, among other themes. This is the first book written by Tanizaki to appear in the more traditional oblong octavo format, a style which he came to prefer. Very fine copy.

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        Rheinische Vierteljahrsblätter. Mitteilungen des Instituts für geschichtliche Landeskunde der Rheinlande an der Universität Bonn. Hrsg. v. A. Bach, J. Müller, F. Steinbach u.a.

      Bonn, Röhrscheid - 1931 - 25,5 x 18 cm. Privates Halbleinen (bis 2003) bzw. Original-Pappband. Wenig Altersspuren, vereinzelt Papier qualitätsbedingt gebräunt. Komplette Folge der unentbehrlichen Zeitschrift, mit dem Register für die Bände 1-20, der wenig umfangreiche 12. Jahrgang 1942 in Fotokopie, jedoch ebenfalls gebunden. Mit zahlreichen umfangreichen historischen Aufsätzen zum Rheinland und allgemeinen kulturhistorischen Beiträgen.

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        Ein Ghetto im Osten Wilna. 65 Bilder.

      8, 7 S., 64 Abb. (plus Umschlagabb.), HLwd. m. Cellophan-OU., Schnitt und Vorsatz etwas stockfleckig, Name a. Vors., ansonsten gutes Exemplar. (= Schaubücherei Bd. 27). Text dt./ hebräisch. Von der "Originalausgabe" gibt es - was wenig bekannt ist, drei verschiedene Varianten. Davon ist die deutsch/hebräische wohl die "verbreitetste". Eine zweite Ausgabe ist mit englisch/hebräischem Text unter dem Titel "TheGhetto Lane in Wilna" erschienen, eine dritte (vermutlich die "seltenste") mit dem Text in deutsch und jiddisch. Die deutsch/hebräische bzw. deutsch/jiddische Fassung unterscheiden sich (abgesehen vom Text in hebräischer Schrift) nur durch ein H bzw. J auf dem Rückentitel. Alle drei Varianten geben als Erscheinungsjahr 1931 an (ob das tatsächlich zutrifft ist nicht bekannt). Stefan Kern (Schaubücher 1929-1932) gibt nur an, derVerlag "zeigt auch eine deutsch/jiddische Ausgabe an" (weist sie aber bibliographisch nicht nach).Auch im vor einigen Jahren erschienenen Buchüber Vorobeichich/Moi Ver finden sich keine präzisen Angaben zu den drei Ausgaben.) Leider gibt es kaum Angaben zu den (verkauften) Auflagen (Diese müssen sich zwischen ein paar Tausend und 16.000 (SB 11Koelsch, 2. A.) bewegt haben [Dank an Martin Dreyfus für seine kompetente bibliographische Auskunft].

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        Plays of Euripides

      1931 - (GREGYNOG PRESS). Euripides. The Plays of Euripides. Translated by Gilbert Murray. Illustrated with wood engravings from Greek vase paintings by R. A. Maynard and H. W. Bray. Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1931. Folio. 2 vols. in 1. Title pages in red and black. Recent very skillful full dark brown crushed levant morocco, green title label, covers with a blind Greek key roll within gilt rules and cornerpieces, spine gilt in compartments. A very fine copy. One of 500 numbered copies. The largest and one of the greatest products of the Gregynog Press, in a beautiful modern binding. Harrop 18. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Wave Riding

      Hollywood: The Cloister Press, 1931. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fine. Large Octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, in two colors; [5]26 pages; frontispiece portrait of the author and 12 black and white illustrations in the text. A pristine copy, purchased directly from Tom Drummond, great nephew of the author, who attended his great uncle on surfing and diving adventures. Tom said of his great uncle, that when the "no surfing" flags were up, the beach monitors would recognize him and say, "he can go out - he's Ron Drummond." The author Ronald Blake Drummond (1907-1996) was an icon of early surfing [and body surfing], heavily bearded and standing at 6' - 6". He went on to a career as photographer, cartographer and adventurer in northern Canada, Africa and the South Pacific, but remained an active body surfer into the 1990's. One of 500 copies printed. OCLC shows 4 copies.

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        URSS en Construction, Year 14 Number 5

      1931. TROSHIN, N.S. URSS en Construction. Year 14 Number 5. 40 pp. Folio, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1931. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of thew miscellaneous issues of this landmark periodical, devoted to various factories and industrial plants in the Soviet Union. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included Nikolai Troshin, El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. Minor waterstains on the first few leaves, but overall in fine condition. Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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