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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.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA]
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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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        Zur Theorie der Metalle" in Zeitschrift für Physik, Volume 71, 1931, pp. 205-226

      Julius Springer, Berlin 1931 - FIRST EDITION OF HANS BETHE'S NOW FAMOUS ANSATZ, "the first time a strongly interacting many-body system has been 'solved exactly'" (Weiss, Reflected Brownian Motion, 1). Bethe's ansatz, or approach, provides exact solutions of certain one-dimensional quantum many-body models. It has been used to solve "genuine interacting quantum man-body systems for which perturbative approaches and mean-field theories often fail. In the case of interacting bosons and fermions, the spatial confinement to one dimension leads to enhanced dynamics and correlations, and ultimately to new quantum phases" (Batchelor, "The Bethe Ansatz after 75 Years" in Physics Today, 2007). The 75th anniversary of Bethe's Ansatz was celebrated for its "profound influence on the field of exactly solved models in statistical mechanics to insights into the subtle nature of quantum many-body effects observed in cold quantum gases" (ibid). Today, Bethe's approach and solution to a quantum mechanical model has found its way to everything from superconductors to string theory.Despite its widely praised rigorous mathematical structure and the richness of the results it yielded, Bethe's paper lay in obscurity for decades. ALSO INCLUDED: 3 papers by Fermi & Jacques Solomon's "Nullpunktsenergie der Strahlung und Quantentheorie der Gravitation", pp. 162-170. CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Julius Springer. 4to (9 x 6.5; 225 x 163mm). 8vo. (9 x 6.25 inches). [viii], 823 pages, [2]. Two small stamps on the rear of the title page; very slight ghosting at the spine from label removal. In-text figures throughout. Handsomely bound in black cloth over slightly scuffed marbled paper boards. Gilt-lettered spine. Very tightly bound. Bright and very clean throughout. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two and Twenty

      D. Appleton and Co., 1931, hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st edition. Two and Twenty by Cecil Scott Forester (C.S. Forester) Published by D.Appleton in New York 1931 First edition 298+ pages A very good copy with Light edge wear and light soiling to the cloth binding, light dust soiling to the page edges in a good dust jacket with small edge chipping, some holes to the paper most likely old insect damage, dust soiling . See Photos A scarce first edition in dust jacket by a modern master. off 4/2

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        Hamisha Humshe Tora'h. Teil I: Sefer Bereshit und Sefer Shemot. Kapitel 1-2 - Mit Doppelblatt: Mitteilung an die Mitglieder.

      Berlin, Soncino-Gesellschaft, 1931. - Folio, circa 40,5 x 26,8 cm. 36 Blatt mit Titel in farbiger Bordüre, Initialen und etwas Buchschmuck Halb-Leinen d. Zt. Hier die erste von zwei Lieferungen der prachtvoll gestalteten Ausgabe des Pentateuch. Das beiliegende Mitteilungsblatt mit grosser Initiale von Marcus Behmer erklärt das Vorhaben und kündigt an, dass ein Einband nach einem Entwurf von Behmer nachgeliefert werde und man die schlichten Deckel bis zum Abschluss der gesamten Thora belassen solle. Die Edition war auf 850 Exemplare limitiert. - Schöner Pressendruck in eleganter Typographie. "- Nur das erste Blatt mit dem Turm, das letzte Textblatt und die Aussenseiten der Mitteilung einheitlich gebräunt (wohl Leimschatten von den Vorsätzen), sonst sauber und gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Production of High Speed Protons Without the Use of High Voltage

      Minneapolis, Minnesota: The American Physical Society, 1931. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. [4], 593-842 pages. 7 x 10 inches. The entire issue of the Physical Review, Vol. 38 #4 (Second Series), August 15, 1931 offered. Publisher's original green printed wrappers (lightly and uniformly faded). Minor crease to the front cover near the fore-edge. Wraps. The first publication of a proposed method [the cyclotron] to produce high speed protons without the use of high voltage was presented before the National Academy of Sciences in November 1930, and was published in Science in 1930 (Lawrence and Edelfson). Lawrence and Livingston (in Phys. Rev. 37, p1707, 1931) published the results of a preliminary study of the feasibility of this method. The article offered here (in a letter to the editor on p. 834), 'The Production of High Speed Protons Without the Use of High Voltage', reports on the first successful tests and proposes next steps: "There can be little doubt that one million volt ions will be produced with intensities as great as here recorded when the present experimental tube is enlarged to make full use of the magnet. This alteration is now being carried out." Lawrence and Livingston further note that "These experiments make it evident that with quite ordinary laboratory facilities proton beams having great enough energies for nuclear studies can be readily produced with intensities far exceeding the intensities of beams of alpha-particles from radioactive sources...The importance of the production of protons of such speeds can hardly be overestimated..." Lawrence was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1939 for this work, "the invention and development of the cyclotron and for results obtained with it, especially with regard to artificial radioactive elements" (nobel prize org) "A cyclotron is a type of particle accelerator ... in which charged particles accelerate outwards from the center along a spiral path. The particles are held to a spiral trajectory by a static magnetic field and accelerated by a rapidly varying (radio frequency) electric field...For several decades, cyclotrons were the best source of high-energy beams for nuclear physics experiments; several cyclotrons are still in use for this type of research. The results enable the calculation of various properties, such as the mean spacing between atoms and the creation of various collision products. Subsequent chemical and particle analysis of the target material may give insight into nuclear transmutation of the elements used in the target. Cyclotrons can be used in particle therapy to treat cancer. Ion beams from cyclotrons can be used, as in proton therapy, to penetrate the body and kill tumors by radiation damage, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue along their path. Cyclotron beams can be used to bombard other atoms to produce short-lived positron-emitting isotopes suitable for PET imaging." (wiki) Most often found in bound ex-library volumes, we offer here the original issue of the Physical Review as it was published. See Ezhela, et al,, p 60, (Lawrence 1931B).

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        Gedichte). Herausgegeben von Carl von Kraus.

      München, Bremer Presse, Januar 1931 - 4°. 158 S., 1 Bl., 2 w. Bl. Originalinterimspappband mit bedrucktem Rückenschild. Lehnacker 35. - Eines von 250 numerierten Exemplaren auf Bütten. - Rücken verblasst. - Sonst sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        Holzfächer mit eighd. datierten Signaturen, von Max Schödl (1834-1921) dat. Gmunden 5. Sept. 1904, Charlotte Wolter dat. 20. August 1893, Carl von Wondrak (?) dat. 28.III.1897, Wilhelm Burmester dat. 26.11.1901, Rudolf Fritzner dat. 6.IX.1911, Ferdinand Löwe dat. August 1911, Alfred Grünfeld dat. 24.11.1911, Ludwig Ganghofer dat. 5. Jan. 1912, Pablo Casals dat. 20. Nov. 1913, Richard Strauss dat. 8.X.1916, Franz Steiner dat. 8.X.1916, Wilhelm Kienzl dat. 3.V. 1931 sowie zwei unleserliche.

      Budapest - Marburg - Gmunden, -, 1893 - 1931. - Pro Segment eine Signatur, wobei drei frei sind. - Leichte Gbrsp. - So selten.

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., [1931]., 1931. First edition. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and corner. Whose footprints marred the seventh tee? When Martin Green's drowned body was found face down in the water hazard near the sixth hole, it looked like an accident, but it wasn't at all. Crime Club mystery.

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        In the Shadow of Mount McKinley

      NY: Derrydale Press, 1931. First Limited to 750 Copies. Hardcover. Fine/VG+-near Fine. Rungius, Carl. Beach, W. IN THE SHADOW OF MOUNT MCKINLEY 1931 NY DERRYDALE 1931 NY Derrydale Press. 289 pp. Ill. incl. frontis by CARL RUNGIUS. LIMITED to 750 copies. End paper maps. Foreword by John Burnham. One of the rarest and hardest to come by of all Derrydale, N. American and sheep hunting books. Gilt pict. cover. A superb copy, almost as new, from the library of author hunter John Batten, his name and date acquired written on front free end paper AND in a near FINE original dust jacket. A super item for the collector.

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      New York:: Knopf,. 1931.. Second edition of the author's first book, but so altered as to constitute almost a new book, dropping three poems which appeared in 1923, and adding fourteen new poems. Second/third binding (602 copies): blue paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. There were also copies in green paper boards. Name on endpaper, otherwise near fine in very good to near fine dust jacket which is tanned on edges and at spine and just starting to split at top of front spine fold. Still, nice and bright. .

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        FAIRBAIRN ON JESUS being the personal reminiscences of Steve Fairbairn.

      UK. John Lane Bodley Head 1931 - Hardcover. First Edition, boards have marks,wear, rubs, spine fading, see pictures on ABE. Foreword by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. previous owners names on the endpaper, 293 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Masques Africains

      Paris: Librairie Des Arts Decoratifs, [1931]. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. 12, [24]pp. Octavo. Striped paper covered boards; cloth spine professionally restored. Ribbon attached to front and back board, binding book together at the foredge. Text on unsewn signatures, as well as 24 loose black and white plates. Ex-Libris blind stamp on title page. On inside of front cover, written in black marker, "DepARTment". Small dent to back board and corners a bit bumped. Inner contents clean and an overall near fine copy. near fine A very scarce collection of photographic plates of various African masks, presumably taken from one of the first exhibitions of its kind. The introduction, written in French, is by Charles Ratton, who also contributed some of his own masks to this collection. Ratton was a Medieval, African, and ِrimitiveΠart expert, dealer, and owner of Galerie Charles Ratton in Paris (now known as Galerie Charles Ratton-Guy Ladriϲe). The Galerie Charles Ratton was known for its association with surrealists and the 1936, Exposition SurrΡliste dՏbjÏ´s, which included work by Duchamp, Dali, Dora Maar, Meret Oppenheim, Hans Bellmer, Breton, Magritte, Man Ray, Marcel Jean, and Claude Cahun. Es Ratton-Guy Ladriϲe). The Galerie Charles Ratton was known for its association with surrealists and the 1936, Exposition SurrΡliste dՏbjÏ´s, which included work by Duchamp, Dali, Dora Maar, Meret Oppenheim, Hans Bellmer, Breton, Magritte, Man Ray, Marcel Jean, and Claude Cahun. 1931

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        The Glass Key

      Alfred A. Knopf 1931 - First Edition, First Printing. In a second state dust jacket, with reviews on the front flap, and is a bit shorter. In Very Good condition, in a Good dust jacket. Name of former owner and two small damp stains on paste down. Cloth shows rubbing, sunning to spine and edgewear. The dust jacket has tape repairs to both sides, splits, creasing, rubbing and edge wear. Fragile and worn along the folds. Presents well; extremely scarce in dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two and Twenty

      Two and Twenty by Cecil Scott Forester (C.S. Forester) Published by D.Appleton in New York 1931 First edition 298+ pages A very good copy with Light edge wear and light soiling to the cloth binding, light dust soiling to the page edges in a good dust jacket with small edge chipping, some holes to the paper most likely old insect damage, dust soiling . See Photos A scarce first edition in dust jacket by a modern master. off 4/2

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        City on a Rock. Cahoes, New York

      Cleveland, Ohio: Print Club of Cleveland, 1931. Lithograph. 208 x 327 mm. Edition of 257. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. First prize in the club's international competition. From the collection of the Sylvan Cole Gallery. Flint, no. 79

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        Possessed [The Mirage] (Original screenplay for the 1931 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1931. Draft script for the classic 1931 pre-code film. Copy belonging to Joan Crawford, bearing the holograph inscription "Miss Crawford" on the front wrapper. Classic Pre-Code romantic melodrama, following Mariane's (Joan Crawford) rise to rise from country girl to sophisticated high class mistress, who falls for an aspiring politician (Clarke Gable), though her existence may harm her new lover's gubernatorial bid. Blue titled wrappers, noted as Adaptation and Dialogue Continuity on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 1859 and production No. 38436, dated 07/17/31, with credits for playwright Edgar Selwyn and screenwriter Lenore Coffee. Title page integral with the first page of text, dated 05/18/31, noted as Dialogue Continuity, with credits for screenwriter Lenore Coffee. 165 leaves, mimeograph, with last leaf of text numbered 164. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good bound with two gold brads. Warner Archive.

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        International Sport: Polo.

      London: Universal Bridge of Trade, 1931. First edition. Folio, gilt-lettered stamped sterling silver corners on front cover, moire silk doublures; all edges gilt. Contains forty four photogravure portrait and view plates, tissue guards. Text in parallel columns in English and French. Alphons Stock's International Sport: Polo is an alphabetical gallery of the most notable internationally recognized polo players, including an introduction to the history of the sport and portraits of royal players throughout the world.

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        Prometheo. Traducido directamente del griego al castellano antiguo por Fernando Salvatierra. Con la ortografía del siglo XVII para mayor claridad etimológica, Buenos Aires, Prensa del Torreón (Prensa particular de Elvira Suffern Arteaga de San Martín), 1931.

      1931 - In-8º mayor.- 76 (4) p.- Impreso en tintas roja y negra.- Portada con marca de la impresora.- Inicial, viñetas marginales y culs-de-lamp dibujados por Pablo A. FONTAN.- Encuadernación en chagrin rojo, lomo de cinco nervios, títulos y filetes dorados.- Uno de los 10 ejemplares de la tirada de cabecera en papel Japón Imperial supernacarado numerado y firmado por la impresora.- Tirada total de 42 ejemplares.- Por error de compaginación, el pliego formado por las páginas 33-34 y 39-40, impreso en papel vélin.- Insignificantes oxidaciones en los dos folios iniciales y finales.- Procedencia: Enrique E. Ibarra Villafañe (sello en hoja blanca preliminar). L.O.R., 7. C.E.L., 662. T.B., III, p. 62. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Victor Aizenman (SLAM / ILAB)]
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        Terms of the Armistice as Originally Supplied to the War Department, Washington, D.C. by American G.H.Q., Chaumont, France, November, 1918

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

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      Chatto & Windus, Longon 1931 - A lovely copy of this first British edition book. White cloth covered boards with brown illustrations. The board corners are slightly nudged. The unclipped (2s) jacket in mylar is slightly toned to spine. A tight, square unmarked copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Good Earth

      John Day, New York 1931 - John Day Company, New York, 1931. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. The copyright page states "COPYRIGHT, 1931, BY PEARL S. BUCK" and there is no mention of subsequent printings. The bottom of the copyright page says "FOR THE JOHN DAY COMPANY". First issue with "flees" for fleas on page 100. The dj is a later, although early, vintage one with $4.96 as the price. which has been matched to the true first printing book. The bottom of the spine of the dust jacket has the publisher's name, John Day, some tape repairs and tear outs at the folds. There is also some slight chipping to the edges with a label removed at the spine foot. The book is in very good wit a previous owner's signature and date on the front end paper. The tan colored cloth boards are very well preserved and the gilt lettering and design on the spine remain intact and front board is bright. Slight wear to the left edge on the bottom corner of the front board. There is a small surface only water stain on the top rear text block. Some minor spotting on front of text block. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Winding Road Books]
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        The Odyssey [together with] The Iliad

      [New York:] Limited Editions Club,, 1931. With an introduction by Carl Van Doren. 2 volumes, quarto. Recent red and dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, single roll to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set. Number 1125 of 1,500 copies signed by the designer J. van Krimpen.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Typed Letter, signed, to Clem Yore

      1931. A remarkable, brief letter in which Tully defends himself against critics who claim he came by his knowledge of tramp life second hand: "...Different Bowery bums have stated that I was never on the road and so forth - after seven years of it. Hansen used one letter. I have not bothered to answer it. Few critics are aware of picaresque literature, or of what I am trying to do. I state that I was a road-kid. My stuff is too ironical and brutal for many tramps, who are really sentimental morons who believe in the Justice of God…" Tully likely refers to a review by Chicago World-Telegram critic Harry Hansen of his hobo novel "Shadows of Men," in which Hansen must have called into question Tully's authenticity. From the context, it would seem that Hansen must have quoted or referenced "one letter" from a Bowery dweller who thought Tully a fake. For Tully, who staked his early reputation on the proletarian authenticity of his hobo narratives, such a criticism must have been particularly unbearable. Jim Tully (1886-1947) was one of the great fictional chroniclers of the American underclass of the first decades of the 20th century. His novels "Shadows of Men," "Beggars of Life," and "Shanty Irish" are among the finest depictions of hobo life in literature. He published more than a dozen novels and had a long, prolific screenwriting career in Hollywood. Clem Yore (1875-1936) began his writing career as a muckraking journalist in Chicago and St. Louis; he published a collection of poems, "Songs of the Underworld," in 1914, which touched on tramp life (though they were mostly about white slavery and opium dens). Yore went on to become a prolific author of Western novels, nearly all published by the tiny house of Macaulay. Typed letter to "Clem" [Yore], dated May 29, 1931 and signed in pencil "Jim Tully." On a cut-down sheet of Tully's Hollywood, California letterhead. Old folds; edges trimmed unevenly; Very Good.

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        Grammaire du Vieux Perse [Collection Linguistique, XXXIV]

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

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      - 1931 Pedro Vindel, Madrid Ej. 113/500. Introducción de Gregorio Corrochano. XII p. + CCC lám. + [8] h. 32x22 cm. Enc. tela sin sobr. Exterior levemente envejecido. Páginas de cortesía, portadilla y portada algo oxidadas. 2 páginas pegadas en el interior Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (tauromaquia, toreo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Screen of Life, with particular reference to one Roger Weldon

      Wright and Brown London [1931] - First Edition. Nat Long dustjacket art. A bizarrely scarce novel of the mental "processes created by the ordinary details of a home where misfortune has removed the natural care and attention of a mother and left both parent and children upon an incomplete foundation". A google search returns nothing for this author or title. Very Good, dampstain at fore-edge of covers in nearly Very Good dustjacket, dampstain at flap edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Composite Catalog of Oil Field & Pipe Line Equipment, No. 3. Edition 1931

      The Oil Weekly 1931 - - Text englisch - Gewicht in Gramm: 1315 The Oil Weekly, Houston, 1931. 260, 135 S. mit zahlreichen Textabb., blind- und goldgeprägter Leinen-Einband, quart, (etwas berieben und bestoßen/Stempel auf Vorsatz/Vorsatz etwas gebräunt)

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Moby Dick or The White Whale

      THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY, PHILADELPHIA 1931 - Colored pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket has some rubs and now in Mylar protector. Colored pictorial cover. Gilt title on spine. Illustrated end papers. Colored and black and white illusrations. In ink - previous owner's inscription on the back of frontispiece. Moderate shelf wear, corners some bumps. DATE PUBLISHED: 1931 EDITION: 414 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Cinematic Design

      American Photographic Publishing Co., Boston 1931 - First edition. With twelve black and white illustrations and one in color by Constance Hacker. Slight foxing on the plates, silver foil endpapers over the hinges a little cracked, else about fine in a slightly spine-faded, near fine dustwrapper with a modest tear on the rear panel. Inscribed by both the author and illustrator to noted actor Lew Ayres: "To Lew Ayres with the esteem and affection of Leonard Hacker / Constance Hacker June, 1942." Ayres was the lead in such films as *All Quiet on the Western Front, Holiday, Young Dr. Kildare*, and *Advise and Consent*. An important work on experimental film with a printed dedication to F.W. Murnau. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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