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        What to Eat and Drink in France. A Guide to the Characteristic Recipes & Wines of Each French Province, with a Glossary of Culinary Terms and a Full Index.

      Frederick Warne & Co Ltd London (1931) - First Edition. M. H. B. J. dustjacket art. Fabulous collection of dinners to order as well as the wines, spirits and liqueurs to drink while visiting different regions of France. Extremely scarce in dustjacket. Order form for publisher's French Dishes for English Tables laid in. Near Fine, in Very Good dustjacket, few 'drip' stains at spine, spine lightly darkened. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Les Oiseaux de l'Indochine Francaise

      Paris: [1931]. Four volumes, royal octavo (267 x 181 mm). Half-titles. 67 lithographic plates, all but one colored, diagramatic illustrations in text. 20th-century blue half polished calf, red morocco lettering-pieces, top edges gilt, ticket of W.B. Fostick in each volume. FIRST EDITION published as part of the Exposition Coloniale Internationale held in Paris in 1931. The classic early work on the avifauna of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. 3000 specimens were examined, many of them new to science.

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        Deutsche Sankt Georg Sportzeitung. Offizielles Organ des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts, dem Reichsnährstand angegliedert. Jahrgänge 1932 / 1933 / 1934 / 1935, jeweils vollständig in 30 Heften * s e l t e n

      Berlin, Verlag Sankt Georg Erna Marschall, 1931- 1935. - Vollständige Ausgabe in solidem Bibliothekseinbänden der Zeit (4 Bände, einheitlich gebunden in grünes Halbkalliko / Festeinband im Format 26,5 x 34 cm) jeweils mit dekoriertem Rückentitel in Goldprägung. Enthalten je Band insgesamt 30 Hefte, jeweils samt beiden Umschlagseiten, diese mit fotoillustriertem / farbig illustriertem Deckeltitel und graphisch anspruchvoll gestalteter, oftmals farbiger und ganzseitiger Firmenwerbung auf Umschlagaußenseite, Hauptschriftleiter: Werner von Hackewitz / Berlin-Steglitz. Je Heft 14 - 69 Seiten, Schrift: Antiqua, mit sehr vielen - auch farbigen - Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und großem, z.T. bebilderten Kleinanzeigenteil. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Reitergemeinde im Nationalsozialismus, Deutschland vor dem 2. Weltkrieg, deutsche Offiziere zu Pferd, Herrenreiter, illustrierte Bücher, Pferdewesen, Wehrmacht, Kriegskamerad Pferd, Kavallerie, NS.-Zeitschrift für Pferdefreunde, Reiten, Reiterei, Reitbetrieb, Remonten, Pferdezucht, Ostpreussen, Pferdeeinsatz bei der Wehrmacht, Warmblutauktion in Königsberg (Pr.), elegante Damenunterwäsche Warner s Legant aus Traumlastic, ostpreußische Pferdezüchter in Polen, Oberste SA.-Führung, Turnier der Deutschen Reitschule, deutsche Reitkunst, das Pferd im Dienst der Infanterie, Kavallerieschule Hannover, Reitkleidung und Uniformen, Jagdreiten, Springsport, Turniersport, Dressurreiten. - Sehr gutes Exemplar Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La envenenada, Florida (Uruguay), s. i., 1931.

      1931 - In-8º menor.- 30 p.- Encuadernación en medio cuero con punteras, lomo liso, títulos horizontales dorados; cubiertas originales conservadas.- Primera edición, rara.- “Por amistad con alguno de sus parientes pude leer uno de sus primeros libros: La envenenada. Digo libro generosamente: había sido impreso en alguno de los agujeros donde Felisberto pulsaba pianos que ya venían desafinados desde su origen. El papel era el que se usa para la venta de fideos; la impresión, tipográfica, estaba lista para ganar cualquier concurso de fe de erraas; el cosido había sido hecho con recortes de alambrado. Pero el libro, apenas un cuento, me deslumbró. ” (Juan Carlos Onetti). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Memory Album about the Customs in Manchuria. (Japanese handwritten title on front endpaper). Showa 16 (1931) - Showa 17 (1932).

      1931 1931 - Oblong album ( 21 x 15 cm). Twenty-four leaves of strong paper mounted with 35 coloured postcards and 16 photographs. Original padded cloth covered boards, lightly stained and worn. A personal album compiled (July 1931 to October 1932) by a Japanese soldier who belonged to the Kwantung Army which invaded Manchuria (Manchukuo) in September 1931. With descriptive Japanese annotations throughout the album. The coloured postcards depict rural life, coolies and their work, markets and shops, housing, life by the river and horse carriages. Many are devoted to native scenes including traditional costumes and a few to beautiful women (models). Most of the postcards have captions in Japanese and Chinese, and a few with English text as well. The photographs depict people and customs including several illustrating the very severe winter that year. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain

      George W. Jones, London 1931 - Limited/Numbered. highlights. Folio. Leather binding with raised bands. Clam shell case. Signed. Very good: minor foxing within. xxxix, 107 pages. 85 full colour and black and white plates covering 187 items of the 421 pieces described in detail. Wonderful full red leather binding gilt title on the spine and a gilt crest, presumably of the Gow family on the front board. This is a limited edition of 300 copies of which this is number 24 and signed by Leonard Gow. Top edges gilt. The contents of the catalogue contain the following: List of illustrations; introduction; K'ang Hsi (Kangxi) Porcelain and its decoration; Porcelain Shapes; Marks; Works Continued; Ming Porcelain; K'ang Hsi Blue and White; Monochromes; K'ang Hsi Famille Verte; Powder-Blue; Káng Hsi Famille Verte Enamelled on the Biscuit; Porcelain Decorated with Coloured Glazes; Yung Chêng and Ch'ien Lung Porcelains; Index. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meijering Art Books]
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        Philipp, Martin Erich. - MEPH. - "Blauflügel Ara".

      - Farbholzschnitt, auf China, 1931. Von Martin Erich Philipp. 48,0 x 16,0 cm (Darstellung / Druckstock) / 56,5 x 23,5 cm (Blatt). Götze D 38. Im Stock monogrammiert unten rechts "MEPH". In Bleistift signiert "M. E. Philipp" unten rechts und betitelt unten links. - Seltenes Blatt. - Papier leicht gebräunt und lichtrandig. Verso Reste einer alten Montierung. Gut erhalten. Martin Erich Philipp (1887 Zwickau ? 1978 Dresden). Nach seinem Monogramm kurz genannt MEPH. Deutscher Grafiker in Dresden. Studierte 1904?08 an der Kunstgewerbeschule Dresden sowie 1908?13 an der Kunstakademie Dresden, unter anderem bei Oskar Zwintscher, Gotthard Kuehl, Richard Müller und Oskar Schindler. Ab 1913 war er freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Bis 1933 und nach 1945 auf zahlreichen Grafikausstellungen vertreten. Schuf in Anlehnung an den Wiener Japonismus meist ornithologische Blätter im Farbholzschnitt. Daneben entstanden zahlreiche Radierungen vorwiegend erotischen Genres aber auch Landschaften. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Die Feuerland-Indianer Die Ergebnisse meiner vier Forschungsreisen in den Jahren 1918 bis 1924, unternommen im Auftrage des Ministerio de Instruccion Publica de Chile.

      2. / WB 200017 / Band 1 mit Tafelmappe sowie Band III/1 im Original! Band 2 (in 2 Büchern) und Band III/2 sind verlagsfrische, bibliophil ausgestattete Faksimile-Reprints, gedruckt auf einem schönen alterungsbeständigen und säurefreien Werkdruckpapier, das den Originaleindruck am besten wiedergibt. Gebunden als robuste Bibliotheksversion in Ganzleinen mit Rückengoldprägung. Aus dem Verlag Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken. Band 1 (= 1 Buch und 1 Tafelmappe). Die Selk nam. Vom Leben und Denken eines Jägervolkes auf der großen Feuerlandinsel. mit 90 Textabbildungen, 129 Abbildungen in Lichtdruck auf 51 Tafeln (= Tafelmappe), 1 farbiges Titelbild und 4 Karten lose in Lasche Format: 29x21 cm XXXII, 1176 Seiten 1931, Verlag der internationalen Zeitschrift Anthropos , Mölding bei Wien Blind- u. goldgeprägter orig.-Ganzleinenband mit orig.-Schutzumschlag Band 2 (in 2 Büchern) Die Yamana. Vom Leben und Denken der Wassernomaden am Kap Hoorn Bibliophiler NACHDRUCK der Ausgabe von 1937, Verlag der internationalen Zeitschrift Anthropos , Mölding bei Wien 1 farbiges Titelbild, mit 105 Textabb., 5 Farbentafeln, 8 Tiefdrucktafeln u. 2 geograph. Tafeln (lose in Lasche) X, 1499 S. Format: 26x19 cm Grüne Ganzleinenbände mit Rückengoldprägung Band III/1 Die Halakwulp. Vom Leben und Denken der Wassernomaden in West-Patagonien. 1 farbiges Titelbild, 40 Textabbildungen, 51 Abbildungen auf 14 Tiefdrucktafeln u. 1 geographischen Karte. XV, 683 S. ISBN: 3852640504 Format: 29x21 cm 1974, St. Gabriel, Mölding bei Wien Blind- u. goldgeprägter orig.-Ganzleinenband mit orig.-Schutzumschlag Band III/2 Anthropologie der Feuerland-Indianer Bibliophiler NACHDRUCK der Ausgabe von 1939, Missionsdruckerei St. Gabriel, Wien-Mölding 1 Titelbild 69 Abbildungen im Text, am Ende des Buches eine Tafelmappe mit 64 Lichtbildern auf 15 Tafeln sowie 2 geographische Karten in hinterer Lasche XVI, 511 S. Format: 26x19 cm Grüner Ganzleinenband mir Rückengoldprägung Zustand Umschlag von Bd. 3/1 stellenw. etwas verfärbt, Schnitt leicht fleckig - ansonsten in sehr guter Erhaltung Ordentl. Rechnung inkl. MwSt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm]
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        Colonel Hawker's Shooting Diaries. Edited with an Introduction by Eric Parker

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. First American edition, one of 1450 copies. Illustrated. vii, [i], 300 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt. Spine faded, covers faded as well, in fine dust jacket with Derrydale imprint at foot of spine panel. First American edition, one of 1450 copies. Illustrated. vii, [i], 300 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In Dust Jacket. This Derrydale import has a tipped in title page and was printed in England by William Clowes & Sons.Uncommon in dust jacket. Siegel 48; Frazier G-7-a

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        The Fables Of Jean De La Fontaine

      William Heinemann, London 1931 - 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. Orig. full vellum, beveled edges. Near fine. 2 vols. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        CARTOLINA POSTALE AUTOGRAFA FIRMATA.

      1931.. (mm. 92 x 143), datata: 17th Feb 1931, indirizzata al “Prof. Luciano Magrini, Via Castelmorone 35 - Milano”, affrancata e timbrata: “I like the Lago Maggiore because (a) it is a sea and not a ditch with monstrous hedges of mountain looming over it, and (b) because there are no mosquitos. / Also because Troubetzkoy and a lot of interesting people live there. / G. Bernard Shaw Besides, it is near Varallo, discovered by the great Samuel Butler, and dear to all connoisseurs in sculpture and painting”. Ben conservata.

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        S. F. Servietten und Tischtuchen (Napkins and Tablecloths) [TWO INTERWAR GERMAN TEXTILE SAMPLE CATALOGUES, WITH 107 MOUNTED FABRIC SAMPLES]

      NP: S. F., 1931. Original document. Hardcover. g- to vg. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Original string bound black cloth. Two striking textile sample catalogues containing no less than 107 mounted cotton samples of various shades and patterns from the German textile manufacturer S. F. Both catalogues are dated 14. 8. 31 (August 14, 1931) and consists of over a hundred textile swatches introducing the latest collection of napkins and tablecloths from the S. F. company.The first catalogue (11 1/2 x 7 1/4") dealing with patterns in color contains 61 samples mounted on 22 leaves, all with various floral and geometric embroidery designs. The swatches are mounted one to four per leaf (size varies from 4 3/4 x 2 3/4" to 15 x 6 1/2"). Mounted at rear are five color illustrations (9 x 6 1/4") depicting five models featured in the catalogue. Each sample has a hand-captioned sticker (3/4 x 1 1/8") pasted along fore-edge indicating the reference number of the model. Moderate rubbing along edges. Slight water-staining at lower front joint and along front hinge (not affecting samples). Some soiling to the first swatch. Captions in German. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good, swatches in very good to fine condition.The second catalogue (10 1/2 x 6 1/2") dealing with patterns in classic white contains 46 samples mounted on 39 leaves, all with various geometric and floral embroidery designs. The swatches are also mounted one to four per leaf (size varies from 5 3/4 x 2" to 14 x 6"). At center is mounted a 7 x 4" original silver gelatin print depicting a model which is not featured in this catalogue. Each sample has a hand-captioned sticker (3/4 x 1 1/8") pasted along fore-edge indicating the reference number of the model. Four of the 46 samples have patterns in color, the remaining are in classic white. Water-staining to upper spine. Back cover partly rippled, due to damp exposure. Lower front corner chipped, partly affecting leaves but not the samples. Captions in German. Binding in overall fair, interior in good to very good, samples in very good to fine condition.

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        The Fables of Aesop by Sir Roger L'Estrange

      Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1931. Gray/blue thick paper illustrated in dark blue over boards. Very good in red board chemise with paper label in fine dark gray clam shell box.. Calder, Alexander. 124 pages, [4], 26 x 19 cm. Limited edition, copy 159 of 595 on Auvergne hand-made paper. The scarce original paper knife decorated with Calder's bull drawing laid-in. Illustrated with 50 line drawings after Calder. ARTIST AND THE BOOK 47. "Calder has not experimented with original print media, but has illustrated books with drawings, here reproduced by a fine French craftsman. To date, his illustrations have all been for animal subjects and fables." In hand crafted clam shell box by Laurie Bolger, Conservation Librarian, University Club Library, New York. From the library of Richard D. Friedlander with his bookplate laid-in. Some spotting to paper over boards.

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        Canticum Canticorum Salomonis Quod Hebraice Dicitur Sir Hasirim.

      (Weimar): Cranach Press, 1931. Tall octavo. 31, (1)pp. From an edition of 268 copies, this is one of 200 copies on hand-made Maillol-Kessler paper. Printed in red and black and illustrated throughout with wood engravings and decorated initials by Eric Gill. This ancient dialogue between the Bride and Groom is one of the most lyrical love passages of all time. Bound in half vellum and plain boards with original dust wrapper and slipcase. T.e.g. A very fine copy with the usual slight foxing to the fore-edge. A book of distinction, sought after as a major illustrated, private press book and one of the outstanding efforts from the Cranach Press. It is perhaps worth noting that this book appeared at a time when the effects of the Great Depression were really being felt. This was not lost on Kessler, who remarked in a letter to Gill that "one must hope that a sufficient number of people and fortunes have survived the crisis and will continue to buy fine books and thus make their production possible." (Müller Krumbach 56; Gill 284; The Artist & the Book 121).

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        A Solo in Tom-Toms

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Blood on the Moon (First Edition)

      New York: Coward-McCann, 1931. First Edition. 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.

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        La femme au Pesage = (Caricatures des habituées des champs de courses: Mme Widenskin mère, Mme Georges W[ildenstein] et Daniel [Wildenstein], Mme San Just di Tuelada, Mme Galtier, Mme Yvonne Duclos, Diane-Valentine Feydeau (soeur de Georges), Mlle de Wavrin, Mme Robert Lazard, Paule Murat, Ms Gilroy et sa fille, la princesse Duleep-Singh, Lady Granard, la baronne de Rothschild, princesse de Faucigny Lucinge, Diane Esmond, Mme Jean Chiappe, Mme Simone Hobson, Mme de Perigny, Mme Jeanne Azémar, Mme François Chipault, Mrs Palmer..

      Paris: André Dantan, 1931. Folio in 2 chemises, a little worn. 36 handcolored pochoirs 44 x 32 cm. One of 250 sets, signed by the artist. Plates fine. Another copy had manuscript annotations with the names of the grandes dames being caricatured. Portfolio of handcolored (by André Dantan) caricatures of les femmes riches de Tout Paris, habituées des champs de courses, souvent avec leurs jockeys. Mme Widenskin mère, Mme Georges W[ildenstein] et Daniel [Wildenstein], Mme San Just di Tuelada, Mme Galtier, Mme Yvonne Duclos, Diane-Valentine Feydeau (soeur de Georges), Mlle de Wavrin, Mme Robert Lazard, Paule Murat, Ms Gilroy et sa fille, la princesse Duleep-Singh, Lady Granard, la baronne de Rothschild, princesse de Faucigny Lucinge, Diane Esmond, Mme Jean Chiappe, Mme Simone Hobson, Mme de Perigny, Mme Jeanne Azémar, Mme François Chipault, Mrs Palmer... Thieme-Becker: Paul Dom: belg. Maler, Karikaturenzeichner u. Radierer, geb. zu Antwerpen am 4. 6. 1885, Schüler der Akad. von Antwerpen, tätig in Laren (Holland) und seit 1910 in Brüssel. Er malte verschiedene Bildnisse (Familie des Bildhauers Jules Lagae, Prof. J. Denis, Const. van Offel), sowie Interieurs und Stilleben. In seinen Radierungen stellt er besonders Volkstypen u. Straßenbilder dar. Xe Jaarboek der Scalden, Humoristisch Album, Antwerpen 1907. - Lucifer, 1907 p. 85-91 (A. Delen).

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        " Nomadie" Entertainment Facts, Thrills and Action. Polar Bear Hunt in the Arctic. 100% Sound and Talking. [Original Poster].

      Marius Anderson and Alexander Singelow, c 1931. Undetermined. near fine. 40" X 27" (101.5 X 69 cm). Large, original movie poster. Brightly coloured. In remarkably good condition with minimal creasing. Poster displays, on a yellow background, blue, red and black lettering and an image of a figure trapped beneath a snarling polar bear. Another bear is visible in the background. In the foreground is another human figure holding a gun. It is a strong, ferocious and very captivating image. near fine Poster for the 1931 Swedish adventure film directed by Marius Anderson and Alexander Singelow; the film was a travelogue documentary which includes scenes in Norway, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden: Norwegian infantry trains on skis, a cable railway in Bergen travels to a mountaintop, an old-fashioned Norwegian wedding is shown, a beautiful trip through fjords, a polar bear hunt and bass fishing at Lofoten and many other things. Lithographed in the USA. 1931

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        MAN IN A BLACK HAT

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-306, original pictorial purple cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained mauve, purple coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. A weird horror novel, part bibliomystery, set in late Victorian London, concerning Gollancz, a seemingly immortal black magician, who wills his victims to commit suicide. Sequel to the author's THE ROSICRUCIAN (1930). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1601. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14125. Spine panel just a bit sunned, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket (with illustration by Stuart Eldredge). A lovely copy. (#149308)

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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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        Salzburger Festspiele - Jedermann : Programm 1931 (+ Beilagen)

      Programmheft mit 36 Seiten, aber nur die ersten 8 Seiten beschäftigen sich wirklich mit der Jedermann Inszenierung von 1931 (mit s/w-Fotos usw). Die restlichen Seiten sind Landeskunde zur Umgebung und viele Werbeeinschaltungen. Einband stockig, innen aber gut. --- Beiliegend: 4 Original-Foto-Postkarten zu dieser Inszenierung (Alexander Moissi gab zum letzten Mal den Jedermann, Luis Rainer als Tod, Attila Hörbiger als Jedermanns guter Gesell, Eduard von Winterstein als Schuldknecht usw., Regie Max Reinhardt). --- Außerdem beiliegend: einfach gefalzte Besetzungsliste (25. Juli bis 30. August 1931 - Jedermann. Das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes) --- Und zu guter Letzt: ein Handzettel: Ein altösterreichisches Kulturgut - Die weltberühmte Wiener Spanische Reitschule - Vorführungen in Salzburg im Hofe des Festspielhauses (Felsenreitschule) am 25., 26. und 27. Juli 1931. --- (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland) -- (Aus dem Vorlaß eines ehemaligen österreichischen Botschafters)

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        East of the Hudson

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. INSCRIBED BY BROOKS ATKINSON on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1931 stated 1st edition. Tight and VG (with light offsetting at the spine crown) in a bright, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends and along the panel top-edges. Still though, handsome and very presentable. 12mo, #74 of 1,200 copies issued. Signed by Author.

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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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