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        Paris

      Jeanne Walter, Paris 1931 - 1/1000. Large quarto (11 5/8" x 9"). Unpaginated. [6]pp (Text), [80]pp (Photographs), [2]pp (Colophon). Original glassine over photo-illustrated dust-jacket and blind wrappers, with blue lettering to spine and front cover. Book housed in a modern custom-made quarter black morocco over paper covered board chemise, with silver lettering to spine. Chemise housed in its matching paper covered slipcase. Introduction by Futurist Fernand Léger. "This revolutionary work which introduced Moï Ver to the world is a striking tour de force of photomontage utilizing Bauhaus style photography and design. Its 80 pages of avant-garde photomontages evoke a modern form of Paris through his visualizations. The method in which Moï Ver chose to present his material, in its kaleidoscopic layering and frenzied repetitiveness, emphasizes an experimental approach to picture-construction. In this sense, Paris remains the author's quintessential avant-garde book object. The jacket's front cover superimposes factory smokestacks upon a classic stone colonnade, thus setting up familiar juxtapositions: art and industry, antique and modern, beauty and banality. Moï Ver's Paris is a metropolis pulsating with fast-paced daily life, moving almost out of control. Cobblestone streets, bustling crowds, facades, railway tracks, bridges, the glittering river, and countless monuments shift and shatter here" (Andrew Roth: "The Book of 101 Books," pp. 70-71). It is interesting to note that Karl Lagerfeld's facsimile edition of this work features the photographs in a different order, which seems to indicate that the legendary designer's copy was at some point disbound, with pages mixed up, and rebound without following the original pagination. One of 1000 copies, not all published, of which this is No. 138.Dust-jacket professionally restored at head and tail of spine (3/8ths of an inch at top, and 1 inch at bottom, not affecting lettering). Minor and sporadic rubbing along edges. Front free endpaper slightly smudged. Front free endpaper and fly leaf tightly bound, but slightly loose at bottom. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Modern chemise and slipcase in overall very good, glassine and dust-jacket in good+ to very good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Charming portrait photo signed by both - "Bertie" & "Elizabeth" and dated, also signed in pencil by the photographer, Marcus ADAMS, (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)

      1931 - the photo shows the couple with the two Princesses - Princess Elizabeth is kneeling between her parents with her arms around their necks, the Queen Mother has the infant Margaret in her lap wearing a lacy dress, 4½" x 4" in mount 6½" x 4½", no place, An extraordinarily rare item. From a Royal Collection

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        The Netsilik Eskimos. Social life and spiritual culture.

      Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, Copenhagen, 1931. - EA. Report of the fifth Thule Expedition 1921-1924. Vol VIII, NO 1-2. Mit sehr zahlreichen (über 100) fotografischen Abb. auf Tafeln sowie zahlreichen weiteren Zeichnungen im Text und auf Tafeln inklusive etlichen ganzseitigen Karten-Skizzen. GLn.-Band mit Rücken-Goldprägung und eingebundenen Original-Broschurumschlägen. 542, (8) S. 4°. Lediglich die mit-eingebundenen Broschurumschläge mit Gebrauchsspuren; ansonsten perfekter, neuwertiger Zustand. Netsilik- oder auch Natsilik-Inuit, auch Natsilingmiut ( „Volk der Robbenjäger" ), nennt sich eine kleinere Inuit-Gruppe, die an der arktischen Nordküste Kanadas beheimatet ist. Der berühmte dänisch-grönländische Polarforscher und Ethnologe Rasmussen hat u.a. diesem Eskimo-Volk besondere Aufmerksamkeit gewidmet mit dem Ergebnis dieser inhaltlich gewaltigen, umfangreichen Monographie. Dieses schwergewichtige Werk auf Kunstdruck-Papier, mit zahlreichen guten Fotografien ausgestattet, gehört zu den Hauptwerken der Rasmuss'schen Thule-Literatur. Sicher das seltenste und gesuchteste Werk aus der Reihe der sehr zahlreichen Bände der 'Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24.

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        Necrocorinthia. A Study of Corinthian Art in the Archaic Period.

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1931 - Rare. At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1931. Thick in-4, xii & 363 pages, 200 figures in the text, 53 plates. Original brown buckram with dust-jacket. The jacket is chipped and worn, the book itself is in very fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        Jahreszeiten. Zehn Gedichte mit Bildern von Hermann Hesse.

      Zürich, Gebr. Fretz AG 1931 - Gr.-8°. 43 S., 1 unn. Bl. Mit 10 farb. Illustr. von Hermann Hesse. Flexibles Orig.-Pergament. In Kassette. "Sechster Zürcher Druck". Mileck V (Poetry) B 49; Wilpert-Gühring 175. - Erstausgabe. Nr. 41 von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzusausgabe in Ganzpergament, vom Autor signiert, aus einer Auflage von 500. Auf dem 2. Blatt der gedruckte Vermerk "Dieser Privatdruck ist meinem Freunde Josef Englert gewidmet". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        A Collection of Treaties Engagements and Sanads relating to India and neighbouring Countries Vol XII

      

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        Das Ehrenbuch der Deutschen Schweren Artillerie (2 Bände)

      2 Bände: (1. Band): Kolk 1931. Dunkelblaues Ganzleinen, 32 cm, 603 Seiten, 1 Faltblatt. Zustand: Einband etwas berieben/leicht gefleckt, ohne Läsuren Außenblätter leicht gefleckt, Adressstempel, Inneres ansonsten gut-sehr gut 2. Band: C.A. Weller 1934. Dunkelblaues Ganzleinen, 32 cm, 548 Seiten. Zustand: Einband mit nur leichten Lagerspuren, ansonsten sehr gut vorderer fliegender Vorsatz entfernt/ausgerissen, Inneres ansonsten gut-sehr gut.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ralf Bader]
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        Les mouches d'automne ou la femme d'autrefois

      First edition one of 25 numbered copies on Japon paper, the tirage de tête.Two tiny lacks to foot of spine, which also has two slight tears.A good, well-margined copy. Simon Kra Paris 1931 20,5x27cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1931 - Quarto. . Limited to 512 copies. The present copy is number 65 signed by the illustrator, N.C. Wyeth. A fine unopened copy beautiful illustrated with color tipped in plates and tissue guards. A movie source. Set in the 1860's during the civil war in Kentucky, a young man named Chad loses his family to a plague, he then joins the army like most of his friends and found he had to grow up quick. A beautiful copy bound in 1/4 vellum over blue and yellow cloth, spine lettering and top edge gilt, in original glassine wrapper housed in publisher's box with paper label, a few splits to box and a few speckles. An exceptionally nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Künstlerischer Nachlass Eugenie Wallner (Genia Wallner), Wien, Theater, ca. 1930-1960

      Der künstlerische Nachlass der Eugenie Wallner (Genia Wallner) aus Wien in drei Alben(-Fragmente) mit Zeichnungen zu Theateraufführungen und persönlichen Zeichnungen - ein hellblaues betitelt "Karikaturen über meinen Mann! Gezeichnet von Eugenie Wallner Wien. 1931-1943", ein ockerfarbenes mit schwarzem Rücken, betitelt "Theaterskizzen aus dem 'Gedächtnis' nachgezeichnet von Genia Wallner Wien", sowie ein rotes unbetiteltes Album - alle drei gefüllt mit Zeichnungen (Aquarell, Stift), unsortiert, unvollständig datiert aus der Zeit um 1930 bis in die 50er Jahre des vergangenen Jahrhunderts Maße der drei Alben: ca. 31 x 21,5, 30,5 x 17,5 und 32 x 23 cm mit Zeitenspuren, Flecken, Läsuren, Risse etc., unsortiert und anscheinend im Laufe der Zeit durcheinandergwürfelt es findet sich auf einen wenigen Blättern ein Adress-Angabe "Wien, St.-Veit-Gasse 4" (heute zwischen Stadlergasse und Beckgasse, parallel zur Hummelgasse und zur Münichreiterstraße). Interessantes künsterlisches Konvolut aus dem Wien der Zeit des Sigmund Freud und danach. Wir haben für dieses Konvolut eine übersichtliche Internetseite mit vielen Bildern zusammengestellt, die Sie abrufen können unter der Webadresse antiqua.biz/document/wallner.htm

      [Bookseller: berlin.internetantiquariat]
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        Ein paar Gedichte von Hermann Hesse". Draft with autograph title, dedication and watercolor.

      No place, 1931. - 1 p. 4to. Dedicated to his sister Marie „Marulla" Hesse (1880-1953). Draft for the cover of collections of poems of the kind Hesse repeatedly prepared for close friends.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Aphrodite. Moeurs antiques...

      Carteret, 1931. Cm. 26, pp. (8) viii, 266 (4). Con fregi tipografici ed illustrazioni a colori nel testo di Maurice Ray. Splendida legatura coeva in piena marocchino blu, dorso a nervi con titoli in oro, sguardie in seta, doublures e tagli dorati. Conservata all'interno la brossura originale illustrata (compreso il dorso). Entro custodia in cart. rigido marmorizzato. Legatura firmata Lagadec. Perfetto stato di conservazione. Tiratura di soli 200 esemplari su papier vélin ad personam: "Exemplaire imprimé pour Monsieur André Beraldi".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        West Point Photograph Album and Scrapbook

      United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1931. Album. Very good. Large 17" x 12.5" album with 42 pages chock full of photographs, ephemera, clippings, and artifacts documenting a cadet's United States Military Academy experience at West Point, New York. The album, pages, and content are in nice shape. Over 90 photographs ranging in size from 2.5" x 2" to 9.5" x 8". The album has some minor wear; the gilt USMA insignia on the front cover has dulled. The binding cord may have been replaced. The album begins with Pratt as a Yearling (guess he didn't have much time as a Plebe although there is one photograph of him labeled "Plebe Hike" and another of Recognition Day) and continues through his year as a Firstie. Most of the photographs and items are from his Yearling year. Contents include: · West Point Songbook, Drill Roll rosters, West Point Horse Show tickets, menus, programs (exercise, graduation, theater, etc.), a cartridge box label, a rifle score book, Camp Illumination ticket and dance card, leave papers, an inspection notice, a sports schedule, railroad car window poster for an football game trip, train tickets, USMA logos, maps, etc. · Newspaper and magazine clippings · Photographs of the campus, formations, parades, individuals, the campus, various uniforms, bivouacs, a furlough to the Pratt family lands on the shore of Lake MacDonald in Glacier National Park and · Swatches of cadet uniform cloth, and an Army Marksmanship Badge with Rifle and Pistol bars. Pratt served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was an instructor at the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, the XO of the 2nd Communications Regiment, a staff officer at European Command, and a member of the Military Advisory Group to the Republic of Korea. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1956. One of the best West Point albums we've seen. The mix of photos and ephemera well document cadet life in the late 1920s.

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        Auf der Suche nach einem Weg. Aufsätze.

      Berlin, Transmare, 1931. - (8), 381, (2) SS. Originalleinenband mit zweifarbigem Rücken- und Deckeltitel. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. - Widmungsexemplar für den Münchner Kritiker Hanns Schulze, der u. a. "Rundherum" ausführlich besprach: "Geht es Ihnen wieder viel besser, lieber Hanns Schulze? - Am blauen Meere haben Sie vielleicht einmal Zeit, ein wenig zu blättern in den kleinen Betrachtungen Ihres / Klaus Mann, / Berlin, 13. III. 31." - Kopfschnitt leicht angestaubt. Aus der Sammlung des Frankfurter Insolvenzrechtlers Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015). WG 12. Grunewald 171. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Mourning Becomes Electra

      1931. First Edition . Signed. O'NEILL, Eugene. Mourning Becomes Electra. New York: Horace Liveright, (1931). Tall octavo, original full Japan vellum gilt, black morocco spine label, uncut. Housed in a custom slipcase. $1650.Signed limited first edition, number 180 of only 550 copies signed by OÂ’Neill, with eight facsimile leaves of OÂ’NeillÂ’s notes on the play in a special pocket at the rear of the book.""Mourning Becomes Electra is in many respects O'Neill's most successful work. It transposes the events of Aeschylus' Oresteia to a Puritanical family in New England, replacing the old acceptance of fate with a modern doctrine of psychological causation"" (Hartnoll, 612). The trilogy ""probably led to the award of the Nobel Prize in 1936, and on which his reputation largely rested until a decade and more after his death"" (Black, 372). Published simultaneously with the trade edition. Without scarce original slipcase. Atkinson A32-I-I.b. Interior fine, lightest soiling to vellum. A scarce about-fine signed copy.

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        Les Destins sont solidaires.

      FLAMMARION 1931 - P., Flammarion, 1931, in-12, broché, couverture grise illustrée en couleurs, sous coffret marbré havane, page de titre contre-collée, 284 pp. Maquette originale comprenant les dix dessins originaux à l'encre de chine sur calque, intercalés dans le texte ainsi complétés de dix aquarelles signées par l'artiste. La couverture, cubisante, est gouachée. Exemplaire de presse avec double envois de l'auteur au peintre MARGANTIN qui l'illustre. Cet exemplaire unique est l'oeuvre du peintre Louis MARGANTIN ( Laval 1900-1965) qu'il réalise dans un style de roman noir en parfaite liaison avec le texte. Elève de l'Ecole Nationale des Arts-Décoratifs il expose au Salon des Indépendants à partir de 1924 et prend une part active à l'Exposition Universelle de 1937. Le musée-école de Laval présenta 70 de ses oeuvres en 1939. Une rétrospective lui fut consacrée au Salon desIndépendants de 1945. Exemplaire restauré, petites déchirures, plis et manque de papier, papier roussi et petites taches. Livres

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
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        Sissinghurst

      Printed by Hand by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London, 1931 First edition, first impression, first issue with the misprint on p. 8.Quarto. Original patterned tan boards, titles to upper board in black, green endpapers.Very minor wear at the notoriously fragile spine but an exceptionally nice copy. One of the small number of books hand printed by the Woolfs.[122]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Aufgewacht!. Der Photo-Onkel. 24 Photographien von E. Sougez. Nach einer Idee von O.C. Recht.

      Basel und Leipzig. Kompass-Verlag, 1931. - 8°. 16,9 x 17,8 cm. unpaginiert (26) Blatt Seiten, In befriedigendem Zustand. die Einbanddecke stark knittrig, berieben, mit Eckknicken und am Rückdeckel mit Randfehlstellen, der vordere Spiegel mit montierter Werbung eines Hallenser Schuhhauses, das Titelblatt mit Lochung und Randfehlstellen, geknickten Ecken und Kinderkritzelei, der Buchblock durchgängig mit Eckknicken, von extremer Seltenheit, deshalb dieser Preis trotz der Mängel, - kein deutschsprachiges Exemplar nachweisbar, ein französisches Exemplar in den letzten 10 Jahren in einer Auktion bei Sotheby. [Orginaltitel: Regarde! (book w/24 works, small folio, first ed.) , 1932] Album rare de 25 PHOTOGRAPHIES D'EMMANUEL SOUGEZ (y compris celle de la couverture) imprimées en France selon un procédé propre à l'auteur. Voir la notice de M. et M. Auer, Encyclopédie des photographes. Abdeckungen mit Nieten gebunden, Broschur bzw. Taschenbuch, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
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        Stray Shots

      , 1931. 1931. First Edition . Signed. CLARK, Roland Hanmer. Stray Shots. New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. Octavo, original black cloth gilt, beveled edges, uncut. $2500.Limited private-press first edition, one of only 535 copies, of Clark

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        Robbins' Journal. WITH: 16 signed original drawings

      1931. First Edition . Signed. (WINSLOW, Earle B.) ROBBINS, Archibald. RobbinsÂ’ Journal: Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce of Hartford (Con.) James Riley, Master, upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 28th, 1815; also of the Slavery and Sufferings of the Author and the Rest of the Crew, upon the Desert of Zahara, in the Years 1815, 1816, 1817, with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the Wandering Arabs. WITH: 16 signed original pen-and-ink drawings for the book by Earle B. Winslow. Greenwich, Connecticut: Condé Nast Press, 1931. 12 items, altogether. Tall octavo, original full debossed cream calf gilt, all edges gilt, original glassine wrapper, original cloth slipcase; 16 original pen-and-ink drawings matted (the six vignettes matted together; largest matt size 14-1/2 by 19 inches). Housed in matching custom clamshell boxes. $5800.Signed limited edition, number 189 of only 355 copies, of this harrowing account of the shipwrecked brig Commerce in 1815, signed by illustrator Earle B. Winslow, together with 16 original pen-and-ink drawings made by Winslow for the book (ten large full-page drawings and six chapter vignettes).“When the American brig Commerce ran aground on the coast of northwest Africa in 1815, Captain James Riley and his crew knew enough to be terrified. Accounts written by other mariners shipwrecked along the same coast chronicled brutal enslavement at the hands of ruthless desert nomads. A few reports suggested that the natives were cannibals. Rather than test the validity of those claims, the sailors quickly set back to sea in a longboat. Nine days later, plagued by thirst and suffering from exposure, they had no chance but to return to shore. Soon after, the crew was captured by Bedouins and forced to march across the Sahara for days with little food or waterÂ… Eventually Riley convinced a desert trader to purchase himself and four members of his crewÂ… [so that] they could be ransomed and returned homeÂ… When Riley finally reached safety in 1817, he published his ordeal as Sufferings in Africa” (Mark Kirby). This is the same terrifying story, recounted by one of the four surviving members of RileyÂ’s crew, Archibald Robbins, and published the same year under the title RobbinsÂ’ Journal. Both accounts were international bestsellers upon their appearance, and Riley and Robbins became national heroes. Abraham Lincoln counted RileyÂ’s Sufferings as one of the six most influential books that he had read in his youth (he actually referred to it often during his presidency). The illustrator of this limited re-publication of RobbinsÂ’ Journal, Earle B. Winslow studied at New YorkÂ’s Art Students League with George Bellows and John Sloan. In 1929, he established his own commercial art studio, and produced advertisements for Exide batteries for which he won an Art directors Award. “Winslow was a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Artists Guild, the Art Directors Club of New York, and the Salmagundi Club, and produced illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, WomenÂ’s Home Companion, Liberty, and Outdoor LifeÂ… In 1948, Winslow became an instructor at Pratt Institute, and at various other visual arts and cartoon schools” (Smithsonian Institution). Original drawings and book fine, chipping to spine panel of original glassine wrapper, light shelf-wear to original slipcase. A splendid combination of a fine limited edition with 16 of its original drawings.

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        Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1762)

      1931. First Edition . (GUARNERI) HILL, William Henry, Arthur F, and Alfred Ebsworth. The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family (1626-1962). London: William E. Hill & Sons, 1931. Quarto, original half tan vellum gilt, top edge gilt, uncut; original cardboard slipcase. $1600.First edition, with 58 plates (17 in color, 41 photogravures) and dozens of in-text illustrations. Cellist and conductor Alfred WallensteinÂ’s copy, with his bookplate.The Hill familyÂ’s history as violin makers dates back to the middle of the 18th century; in the 19th century, they became specialists in the art of restoration. “No praise can be too high for the contribution of this unique firm to the history of the violin and its accessoriesÂ… The HillÂ’s connoisseurship was unrivaled and was reflected in several publications which form the basis of knowledge of old string instrumentsÂ… the first edition of the invaluable Antonio Stradivari: his Life and Work appeared in 1902 and The Violin-Makers of the Guarneri Family in 1931. Alfred Ebsworth Hill was the worldÂ’s leading expert on old violins. His memory for instruments was legendary, and his judgment concerning authenticity was unchallenged” (New Grove 8:557). The list of subscribers at the rear of the volume includes musicians Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreitzler, Bronislaw Huberman, Jan Kubelik, Kikuo Suzuki and Charles Munch, along with Mussolini and the Queen of Belgium. With Guarneri family crest stamped in black, red, green and gold on front board and title page. Bookplate of renowned cellist and conductor Alfred Wallenstein.Mild wear to slipcase. Book fine and quite lovely.

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        Idyll in the Desert

      1931. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. Idyll in the Desert. New York: Random House, 1931. Octavo, original marbled red paper boards, printed paper label, uncut, original glassine. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4500.Signed limited first edition of FaulknerÂ’s haunting tale of love and loss, one of only 400 copies signed by him, in scarce original glassine.“Idyll in the Desert shows FaulknerÂ’s mastery of oral storytelling techniques and gives one version of his theme of endurance and love lasting beyond death” (Skei, 15). Foreshadowing The Wild Palms and mirroring FaulknerÂ’s life at the time, Idyll tells the story of a woman who abandons her husband and two children for a younger man. This was FaulknerÂ’s first book under the Random House imprint. This signed limited edition was limited to 400 copies; this is an “out of series” copy. Brodsky 121. Bruccoli & Clark, 122. See Petersen A10.1. Only slight wear to glassine, book fine. A lovely signed copy.

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        Gotha. Das Buch einer deutschen Stadt. Mit Unterstützung der Stadtverwaltung herausgegeben von Kurt Schmidt Band I mit 36 Bildertafeln und Band II mit 34 Bildertafeln

      Gotha, Engelhard-Reyher Verlag, 1931 / 1938. - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Ganzleinen / Leinen / OGLn / OLn / Ln im Format 21,5 x 26,5 cm) mit Rücken- und zweifarbigem Deckeltitel sowie Kopffarbschnitt, Schrift: Fraktur. Band I mit 408 und Band II mit 391 Seiten Text und Anhang jweils mit vielen teilweise farbigen / ganzseitigen / doppelseitig ausklappbaren Abbildungen und Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier. Insbesondere sind d i e - s o n s t s o g u t w i e i m m e r f e h l e n d e n S e i t e n m i t N S . - M o t i v e n i n B a n d I I v o r h a n d e n , auf welchen abgebildet sind: Carl Eduard, von 1905-1918 regierender Herzog des Herzogtums Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha, Präsident des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, SA-Gruppenführer, NSKK-Obergruppenführer, Inhaber des Coburger Ehrenzeichen / Viktoria Adelheid Herzogin von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha / Ehrenbürger der Stadt Gotha von 1933 (Adolf Hitler, Führer und Reichskanzler / Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Reichsminister des Innern / Paul Hennicke (SS-Gruppenführer, M.d.R., Thüringischer Staatsrat, seit 1.April 1937 Polizeipräsident in Weimar, Inhaber des Goldenen Parteiabzeichen) / Dr. Hans Karge (Kreisleiter der NSDAP für die Stadt Gotha 1933-37, Beauftragter der Partei für die Stadt Gotha, Oberstud.-Dir. der Deutschen Oberschule (Arnoldischule) / Wilhelm Busch (Thür. Staatsrat, M.d.R., Kreisleiter der NSDAP für Stadt und Land Gotha, Inhaber des Goldenen Parteiabzeichen) / Fritz Triebel (Thür. Staatsrat, M.d.R., Gauobmann der DAF, Ehrenbürger und Ratsherr der Stadt Gotha, Inhaber des Goldenen Parteiabzeichen) / Dr. Fritz Schmidt (seit 1925 Bürgermeister, seit 1930 Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Gotha) / Dr. Robert Ley (Reichsorganisationsleiter der NSDAP, Reichsleiter der Deutschen Arbeitsfront, M.d.R., Inhaber des Goldenen Parteiabzeichens) / Fritz Sauckel (Reichsstatthalter und Gauleiter von Thüringen, NDR, SS-Gruppenführer, Inhaber des Goldenen Parteiabzeichen) / Willy Marschler (Thüring. Ministerpräsident, M.d.R., SA-Gruppenführer, Ehren-Gauarbeitsführer, Inhaber des Goldenen Parteiabzeichens). - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort - Die geographische Lage der Stadt Gotha - Der geologische Aufbau des Stadtgebietes - Gothaer Volkskunde - Bilder aus Gothas Vorgeschichte - Die Anfänge der Stadt - Die städtische Entwicklung bis 1640 - Humanismus und Reformation in Gotha - Gotha als Landeshauptstadt (1640-1918) - Das Stadtbild im Wandel der Jahrhunderte - Die Entwicklung der Stadt Gotha von der Reichsgründung bis zum Umsturz - Gothas Anteil am politischen Leben des deutschen Volkes - Gothas Stellung im deutschen Geistesleben - Verzeichnis der Bilder, Karten und Urkunden - (Band 2:) Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Gotha. Die Bauten der Fristen (Der Grimmenstein, Schloss Friedenstein, Schloss Friedrichsthal und Orangerie, der Park und die Anlagen) - Die Bauten der Kirche (Margarethenkkirche, Marienkirche, Jakobskapelle, Augustinerkirche, Kreuzkloster und Friedhöfe, Hospital Mariä Magdalenä, Armenhaus und Friedrichskapelle, katholische Kirche, Dorfstätte Eschleben - Die Bauten des Bürgertums (Befestigung der Stadt, Leinakanal, Rathaus, Innungshalle, das Gothaer Bürgerhaus) - Die wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen und Anstalten der Stadt Gotha (Staatsarchiv, Herzogliche Bibliothek, Herzogliches Münzkabinett, Herzogliche Sternwarte, Herzogliches Museum, Herzogliche Anstalten für Kunst und Wissenschaft seit 1934) - Zeittafel (Einführung, Vorgeschichte, Germanenzeit, Mittelalter, Neuzeit, In und nach dem Weltkrieg: der Weltkrieg, das Infanterie-Regiment Nr.95, Zusammenbruch und Zwischenreich, Im Dritten Reich) - Schluss: Niedergang und Aufstieg 1914-1937 - Wegweiser durch das heimatkundliche Schrifttum - Nachträge und Berichtigungen - Ehrenbürger der Stadt Gotha - Personenverzeichnis - Sachweiser - Verzeichnis der Bilder. - Gutes Expl., weitere Beschreibung s.Nr.23453! - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Gothaer / Gothaische Stadtgeschichte, Thüringen, Mitteldeutschland, thüringische Orts- und Heimatkunde, die Stadt Gotha im Weimarer Zwischenreich [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KONSTRUKTSIIA ARKHITEKTURNYKH I MASHINNYKH FORM / CONSTRUCTIONS DES FORMES D'ARCHITECTURE ET DES MACHINES / KONSTRUKTION DER ARCHITEKTUR UND MASCHINENFORMEN (THE CONSTRUCTION OF ARCHITECTURAL AND MACHINE FORMS)

      Leningradskogo ob-va arkhitektorov (Leningrad Society of Architects), Leningrad, RUSSIA 1931 - 214pp, profusely illustrated in black and white. Text in Cyrillic Russian. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. The is the second of the three visually striking books written and illustrated by the pioneering Russian modernist architect Iakov Tchernikhov - better known in the west as Yakov Chernikov - published in Leningrad between 1927 and 1933. It features an introduction to Constructivism by Erikh Fedorovich Gollerbakh, two hundred and seventy-eight graphic text illustrations accompanied by forty full page plates by the author printed by letterpress. An internally bright and sound example of the 1931 first edition of this standout of Russian Revolutionary illustrated bookmaking (cited as entry 928 on page 227 in Margit Rowell and Deborah Wye's "The Russian Avante-Garde Book", entry 126 on page 40 in Jean-Louis Cohen, David Woodruff, and Ljiljana Grubisic's "Russian Modernism: The Collections of the Getty Research Institute for the Arts", and entry 72 on page 20 in Peter Hellyer's "A Catalogue of Russian Avante-Garde Books 1912-1934") showing typical notable wear, rubbing, and chipping to its brittle green decorative boards along the edges and spine. This seminal work was originally acquired from the library of the noted Russian-born, Southern California-based architect Samuel Reisbord, and bears his owner's signature in black ink on the front pastedown. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Easter inscription in a manuscript postcard signed to Eric Gill

      1931. Inscription in the hand of David Jones on an Easter postcard written to Eric Gill from Ryde on the Isle of Wight, Holy Saturday (4th April), 1931. In fine Jones lettering is written: "RESUREXIT SICUT DIXIT. ALLELUIA". followed by "with love & Easter Greetings from Tom & David to everybody at Pigotts. On the verso it is addressed to Eric Gill by Jones with a Ryde frank. A rare item between the two great letterers and artists. The inscription is strong and beautifully balanced.

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        Ausstellungskatalog Kunsthütte Chemnitz 18. März [bis] 30. April [1931]. Bilder aus den Jahren 1906 - 1930.

      Chemnitz, Buchdruckerei Adam, 1931 - ca. 21,4 x 16,3 cm, Faltumschlag, 15 Seiten Text und Verzeichnis der 100 ausgestellten Werke; 16 schwarz-weiss Tafeln, mit zwei Original-Farbholzschnitten (von zwei Stöcken gedruckt); etwas berieben und lichtrandig, sonst ein gutes Exemplar. Bolliger V, 399. - Dube 346-47. - Jentsch 165. - Rifkind 1057.

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        Je Découpe.

      Paris: Flammarion, 1931. Small quarto. (24)pp., + (10)ff. First edition. Features eleven full-page illustrations showing natural and household scenes as sample collage compositions, along with glossy decoupage paper in five colors for children to create the scenes for themselves. This activity book for children was one of two published by artist Nathalie Parain in 1931, revolutionizing visual art in children's publishing. Parain's work encouraged children to use their imaginations by experimenting with shapes and colors to create their own art, and eventually sparked the popular children's series Albums de Père Castor. Bound in colored pictorial wrappers; original decoupage papers intact. Very fine copy of this scarce work, with some tanning and the slightest edgewear. Together with: Parain, Nathalie. My Cut-Out Pictures. London, Tate Publishing, 2014. Small quarto. This newly published English version is in very fine condition.

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

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

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        The Santa Fé Trail to California, 1849-1852 : the journal and drawings of H. M. T. Powell / edited by Douglas S. Watson. First edition

      San Francisco, Calif. : Book Club of California, 1931. Small folio. Fine. 13.5 x 10 incheds. New goatskin spine with original label preserved. New tan endpapers. [12], 272 p. [18] leaves of plates : ill. (some fold.), fold. maps ; 35 cm. One of 300 copies printed by E. & R Graborn, Magee, no. 158. Published at $30.00 in the middle of the Great Depression. One of the Fifty Books of the Year. Provenance: From the collection of the late Lloyd Dinkelspiel Sr (1889-1959) and his wife, Florence Hellman Dinkelspiel (1904-1954) , granddaughter of Isaias Wolf Hellman (1842 -1920), the founder of Wells Fargo Bank. Ownership inscription on 3rd free p. Emerson Reilly, 1914.

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        Photograph album compiled by a sailor on the HMS Cornwall.

      Various locations, mainly in China: , 1931–3. Oblong folio album (330 x 250 mm). Contemporary lacquered papier-mâché boards, gilt-tooled skiver spine, landscape illustration comprising inlaid mother-of-pearl stained various colours to front board. 125 original photographs, personal and studio, all approximately 105 x 80 mm, corner-mounted rectos and versos to stiff black card leaves, captioned throughout in white ink; 4 similar photographs laid in. A few small scuffs to lacquer, tissue-guards gone, variable mild fading to a minority of photographs, but the images remaining crisp and clearly detailed. In excellent condition. Handsome Japanese album of meticulously captioned photographs, providing a fine visual document of service on the China Station with HMS Cornwall from February 1931 to December 1933, and including an engrossing run of studio images of the Japanese shelling of Shanghai in 1932, a pivotal moment in 20th-century warfare now known as the January 28 Incident, and of the subsequent land invasion, in which British and American troops were deployed to defend national interests in the city. These photographs are preceded by an extended series of personal snapshots taken by the sailor on ship and on land, in locations from Hong Kong to Beijing and the Yangtze Basin, and including views, street scenes, and architectural landmarks. The album begins with the HMS Cornwall, a County-class heavy cruiser launched in 1926, undertaking speed trials and firing exercises, with images of lively practice broadsides, a seaplane in take-off, and sailors performing general drill. Cornwall then anchored at Weihaiwei, the China Station home port, cruising south to Hong Kong, documented in attractive views of Victoria Peak and the harbour, 1932 Christmas Day celebrations on ship, the crew's "squeegee band", apparently a skiffle outfit, and a sailor in a diving bell. The ship then spent the winter at Tsingtao (images of the sea frozen over, and of HMS Eagle, one of the first Royal Navy aircraft carriers), with further visits to Beijing (landmarks including the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace), Nanjing (the Ming tombs, street scenes, and various "types"), Hangzhou in flood, and the Yangtze Basin (arresting views of landscapes, agricultural activity, and the ingenious use of floating rafts). A selection of studio views of Shanghai, including the Nanjing Road by day and brilliantly illuminated at night, and personal photographs of a sailor's funeral (named as Sergeant George V. Kirby, died 1 March 1932), lead into a series of some thirty studio photographs headed "Sino-Japanese War, Jan 28th 1932 — March 10th 1932". On 18 January five Japanese residents (including two monks) in the Zhabei district just north of the Shanghai International Settlement were attacked by a large group of Chinese residents. The situation escalated quickly, and the Japanese began launching assaults from aircraft carriers on the 28th, an action which American correspondent Barbara Tuchman, in her book Stilwell and the American Experience of China, identified as "the first terror bombing of an era that was to become familiar with it". There are vivid action photographs of riflemen, machine-gunners and bomb-throwers from the Chinese 19th Route Army, opening fire from defensive positions, as well as images of wounded Chinese soldiers, and bomb damage including the China Post Building in flames. These are interspersed with images of Japanese snipers, marines and seamen, a destroyer opening fire, and a Japanese communications outpost, and, notably two images of "Lincolns" on guard at Suzhou Creek, and at rest camp: the 1st Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment left Gibraltar for China Station in October 1931, and during the Incident helped man entrances to the Settlement, along with US Marines, who are also depicted. A ceasefire was finally agreed on 5 May, allowing the Japanese to maintain a small garrison in the city but stipulating the withdrawal of Chinese troops; the failure of the League of Nations to place any meaningful check on Japanese expansion was an ominous portent for the fate of Europe in the ensuing decade. Cornwall then cruised west, via Colombo (photographs of elephants bathing) and Singapore, Suez and Ismailia (depicted in a series of attractive views), and eventually reaching Port Said. She returned to the Far East in the Second World War, escorting convoys before joining the Eastern Fleet in March 1942: a month later it was sunk by Japanese dive bombers, with the loss of some 400 lives.

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        Essays in Persuasion

      1931. First Edition . KEYNES, John Maynard. Essays in Persuasion. London: Macmillan, 1931. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of Keynes’ first volume of collected essays.These 25 essays reflect Keynes' abiding interest in the turmoil brought about by war, peace, and the changing face of the world's economy. ""Here are the collected croakings of 12 years—the croakings of a Cassandra who could never influence the course of events in time. The volume might have been entitled 'Essays in Prophecy and Persuasion,' for the Prophecy, unfortunately, has been more successful than the Persuasion…"" (Preface). Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a few stray marks, creasing to top of rear panel. A near-fine copy.

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        La route Paris Méditerranée

      - Firmin-Didot, Paris 1931, 20,5x26,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 200 copie numerate su Arches, solo carta di grandi dimensioni. libro illustrato di 96 lastre fotografiche che 38 di Germaine Krull. Molto lievi graffi sulla testa e sui piedi bella copia bit. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 200 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, seuls grands papiers. Ouvrage illustré de 96 planches photographiques dont 38 de Germaine Krull. Très légères éraflures en têtes et en pieds des mors, agréable exemplaire.

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        La nouvelle Eurydice

      First edition, one of the advance (service de presse) copies.Autograph inscription from Marguerite Yourcenar to a girl.Small tears, not serious, to head and to foot of spine.  Grasset Paris 1931 12x19cm broché

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        The Waves.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1931.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.324; [4]. Publisher's purple cloth with titles in gilt to spine, in the Vanessa Bell designed dust-jacket. Textblock and boards somewhat bowed. Cloth slightly rolled to the head and tail of the spine, dust-jacket shows very well. Some small closed tears to the top corners and along the fold between the spine and rear panel, small loss to the foot of the spine panel which is moderately toned, some spotting, mostly to the front panel. Very good.

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        Original Lithograph

      1931. KOLLWITZ, Käthe. Famille, II. Fassung [Family, Second Version]. Original lithograph, signed in pencil. [Berlin: 1931]. Measures 20 by 16 inches, matted. $9000.Lovely and famous original Kollwitz lithograph of a family, depicting a baby reaching over its father’s shoulder for its smiling mother, signed by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner.“It may seem surprising that there is a considerable number of works among Käthe Kollwitz’ ?uvre which show mothers with one or more children in carefree mood. Kollwitz did not only portray the poverty and need of working-class life in children, but also the happy moments in the lives of these people. While these themes pervade the artist’s entire work, there was a concentration in the second half of the 1920s when the worst poverty of the post-war period had abated. In the drawings the children are not exactly bursting with vitality, they are hardly ever playing unlike, for example, in the works of the Impressionists, and they are asleep or daydreaming. They are rarely portrayed alone, they are almost always with their mother, leaning up against her, sitting on her lap or held in her arms. They enjoy the intimate closeness of their mother who turns lovingly towards them or simply gives them a sense of protective security. There are very few works, in which as in this lithograph, fathers also occur” (Käthe Kollwitz Museum, Köln). Kollwitz completed this lithograph in 1931; after the rise to power in 1933 of the National Socialists, she was forced to leave her position in the Preußische Akademie der Künste. By 1935 there was an unofficial ban in place against exhibiting any of her work. Though threatened with deportation to a concentration camp, by the war years she had attained too great an international standing for the Nazis to follow through on their threats. Fine condition.

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

      Prag, 18. IX. 1931. - 232:171 mm. Auf Tr

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        Under the North Pole

      1931. First Edition . Signed. WILKINS, George Hubert. Under the North Pole: The Wilkins-Ellsworth Submarine Expedition. [New York]: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, (1931). Octavo, original three-quarter blue cloth gilt, gray paper-covered boards, gray endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut. $2500.Limited deluxe first edition of this plan to explore Arctic waters in a submarine, number 159 of 275 copies signed by expedition leader Wilkins and submariner Sloan Danenhower. With fine original silver gelatin photographic frontispiece portrait of Wilkins, one map, 30 photographic plates, and two plans. A beautiful copy.Wilkins, a seasoned polar explorer and a veteran of the Australian Flying Corps, made his reputation when he “successfully carried out a remarkable program of pioneering air exploration which culminated in his historic flight with Carl Ben Eielson as pilot from Barrow in Alaska, eastward over the Arctic Ocean, to Spitsbergen, in April 1928… In 1931 came his famous venture by submarine in Arctic waters made with the twofold purpose of exploring the region from Spitsbergen westward via the North Pole to the Siberian coast and experimenting with the craft as a weather station, both above and below the ice and in radio contact with the outside world. A series of mishaps and mechanical breakdowns caused the expedition of the Nautilus to be abandoned, but not before it had been shown that a submarine could operate safely beneath the polar ice” (DNB). “A work unusual in Arctic literature, Wilkins’ volume anticipates rather than reports the 1931 expedition of the Nautilus, an under-ice polar experiment led by George Hubert Wilkins. Under the North Pole is a work of composite authorship put together by Wilkins and drawing on the best polar expertise available; with contributions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Simon Lake, Sloan Danenhower, and Harald U. Sverdrup, with Wilkins contributing the chapters on the planning of the expedition. The volume also provides a facsimile of the prophetic chapter on under ice submarines in John Wilkins’ Mathematicall Magick (the 17th-century author was apparently an ancestor of this Wilkins). Advance publication proved a wise precaution in that the expedition itself was largely a failure, remaining under ice for scarcely one hour… The submarine (renamed Nautilus in homage to Jules Verne) was lent to the expedition by the United States Navy but suffered some mysterious mechanical damage en route to Europe… When it reached the ice Wilkins found that the crew had sabotaged the ship by disabling its diving rudders, but he did force the Nautilus under the ice via other means if only for a limited duration, far short of his goal of reaching Siberia via the lower depths of the North Pole” (Stam & Stam 8.5). Issued simultaneously in a “Contributor’s Edition” of 29 copies and in a trade edition. With errata slip. See Arctic Bibliography 19493; Fitzgerald 747. A fine copy.

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        Compleat Angler

      1931. Signed. (RACKHAM, Arthur) WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler. London: George C. Harrap, (1931). Quarto, original full vellum gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut and unopened; original slipcase. $3000.Deluxe signed limited edition, number 76 of 775 copies signed by Rackham, with 12 full-page color plates and 25 in-text line cuts. An exceptional, unopened copy in fine condition.Though intended in part as a practical guide for fishermen, the lasting influence of The Compleat Angler stems from its qualities as a work of literature: it is arguably the best long prose-pastoral in English. This edition is based on the Richard La Gallienne edition of 1897, which, in turn, relies on the text of the fifth edition of 1676, the last to be revised by Walton himself. It is the first to be illustrated by Arthur Rackham, whose “fanciful imagination gave his illustrations instant recognition, and his dedication to illustration kept him in the public eye for 30 years” (Hodnett, 233). Oliver 275. Coigney 312. Latimore & Haskell, 66. Riall, 175. Bookplate.Book fine. Slipcase with expert restoration.

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        Gespenster am Toten Mann (signiert)

      Signiert. K

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        Photograph Signed: U.S. Airship Akron

      1931. Signed. BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Photograph Signed: U.S. Airship Akron. No place: 1931. Large folio (23 by 17-1/2 inches), original silver gelatin print, original ""Duralumin"" frame; entire piece measures 26 by 20 inches. $8800.Spectacular and very large silver gelatin print of the U.S. Airship Akron being eased from its hangar on its maiden launch, signed in the lower right corner by photographer Margaret Bourke-White, framed in original bolted ""Duralumin,"" the same material used in the girder construction of the Akron by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation.Called ""one of the world's great artists"" by Alfred Stieglitz, Margaret Bourke-White ""epitomized the dynamic spirit of her age… covering the most important events of the mid-century"" (McDarrah, 52). A photographer at Fortune and Time, Bourke-White was ""one of the first photojournalists who told a news story in pictures and also wrote the text"" (New York Times), and as a Life staff photographer, she became ""of the most successful women in America"" (Parr & Badger I:140). During the early years of the Depression, Goodyear was one of Bourke-White's most important clients. She made this image of the airship Akron when it was removed from its hangar for the first time.The Akron was a helium-filled airship of the U.S. Navy which operated between September 1931 and April 1933. She was the world's first flying aircraft carrier, carrying F9C Sparrowhawk fighter planes which could be launched from and recovered by the airship while in flight. The Akron still holds the world record for largest helium-filled airship (the slightly larger Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin II were filled with hydrogen). The April 4, 1933 crash of the Akron into the sea during heavy weather, which resulted in the loss of 73 crew and passengers (only three men survived)—the largest loss of life in any airship crash—spelled the end of the rigid airship program in the U.S. Navy, especially since one of the leading proponents of the airship program, Rear Admiral William Moffett, was aboard and died in the accident. The engraved inscription on the original frame reads: ""Winner/ C. Poley/ Third Annual Goodyear Dealers Zeppelin Race July-August 1931. This frame is made of Duralumin used in girder construction of the United States Airship 'Akron' built by the Goodyear Zeppelin Corporation."" Duralumin was the trade name of a very lightweight aluminum-copper alloy. A few small smudges and discolorations to print, particularly along lower edge, just touching signature but not affecting overall appearance of image; original frame fine. A handsome piece.

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        Stray Shots

      1931. First Edition . Signed. CLARK, Roland Hanmer. Stray Shots. New York: Derrydale Press, 1931. Octavo, original black cloth gilt, beveled edges, uncut. $2500.Limited private-press first edition, one of only 535 copies, of Clark’s first book of hunting reminiscences, with 13 wonderful dry-point etchings of game fowl by him.“From his boyhood days, Roland Clark’s lifelong passion was game birds, especially waterfowl. His illustrations of birds in their natural environment are astonishingly lifelike, even in his very early sketches. He was an ardent hunter and his art depicts game birds as the hunter actually saw them. So it is not suprising that hunters are his most ardent admirers” (Clark). “It has been said that he was often torn between shooting or sketching a bird, and as a result in a moment of indecision sometimes would lose both the bird and the drawing” (Russell Fink). Another avid sportsman, Eugene Connett, after studying the typography of Daniel Berkeley Updike, founded the famed Derrydale Press, with the intent “to reprint the very scarce early American books on sport which had become so rare that some of them would never be seen outside of a few private collections… and to produce a group of books on contemporary American sport which, because of their beauty, would be preserved.” Stray Shots, Clark’s first collection of hunting essays, “has become one of the most valued sporting books of all time” (Clark). Owner signature of renowned animal breeder Pansy Ireland, mistress of Georgia’s famed hunting lodge Pebble Hill, touted by Harper’s Magazine as “the best winter resort on three continents.”A fine copy, with distinguished provenance.

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        Rose et Noir WITH: Bleu Blanc Rouge

      1931. First Edition . IRIBE, Paul. Rose et Noir. WITH: Bleu Blanc Rouge. Paris: Nicolas, (1931-32). Two volumes. Tall quarto, original printed paper wrappers. $1500.Limited first editions of two promotional albums for the wine merchant Nicolas, each one of 500 deluxe copies printed, out of a total edition of 520 copies (20 numbered copies were printed on Japon), beautifully illustrated by Paul Iribe with 9 full-page tinted photographic prints and four lovely folding pochoir illustrations.Two of three promotional albums published for the Parisian wine merchant Nicolas and illustrated by Paul Iribe, best known for his wide-ranging influence in fashion and his Art Deco costume, furniture, and fabric designs. Rose et Noir shows the terrifying effects of American cocktails on a newly married couple and contains nine fascinating full-page photographic images printed in pink, black, and white. Laid in is a booklet by René Benjamin entitled, ""Dialogue Moderne en Trois Temps et Trois Cocktails,"" as issued. Bleu Blanc Rouge offers a rather amusing argument against foreign alcohols, taking on Russian vodka, German beer, British whiskey, and American Blue Rock mineral water each in beautiful folding pochoir illustrations, before presenting French wine in a mounted color plate. With Nicolas wine listing laid into Rose et Noir. Text in French. Occasional faint foxing to text, only very light rubbing to extremities of oversized wrappers. A near-fine pair.

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