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         Les vases communicants

      First edition, one of the 2000 copies on vellum Omnia, only draw with 25 japan, ours one of the review copies service unnumbered. Autograph dedication signed by André Breton to Dominique Braga. Cover illustrated by Max Ernst. A slightly pinched bit, nice complete copy of his prayer to insert. Editions des Cahiers Libres Paris 1932 14x18,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Baghdad Sketches

      First edition. 12 plates. 8vo. Original orange cloth, paper label to upper board and spine, chipped, slightly worn, ownership inscription to front free endpaper, bookplate to front pastedown. A very good copy. [viii], 132pp. Baghdad, The Times Press,

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         [Photographs of the Hostilities in Shanghai in 1932]

      1932. 253 snapshots most held in place by photo corners, 22 black card leaves, 5 are loose. Some photographs and leaves are missing in the early section of the album though fortunately these seem likely to have held more personal images judging by those that immediately follow. The covers of the album missing. One photograph is torn in two but the others are all in good condition. A very interesting album which opens with photographs reflecting European life in China in the 1930s. Domestic scenes, snapshots taken at leisure - on board a yacht, hunting, at the races and while viewing the "Pagodas up Country' etc. Six photographs show the arrival of an aeroplane at the race course and an assembled crowd of people including uniformed servicemen to meet it. What makes this album unusual and particularly interesting are the 145 photographs which show hostilities in Shanghai in 1932. This second part of the album is serious in nature with many photographs of corpses, the bombing of Shanghai from a distance, close up images of devastation caused, fighting in the street, barricades, and other images grimly portrait the city grimly at war. Many of the images were taken within the Shanghai International settlement. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159540).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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         El son del corazón

      Talleres Tipográficos de Alfredo del Bosque, México 1932 - Ilustraciones de Fermín Revueltas. Retrato del autor. Homenaje del Bloque de Obreros intelectuales de México. Incluye por primera vez en libro el poema “La Suave Patria”. Pequeñas manchas en la portada y desgaste en los bordes y el lomo. 119 págs. 23.3 x 16.5 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Miss Zilphia Gant.

      - Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 1932. 8vo., xi, 29, [1 colophon] pp., title-page and colophon printed in black and brown. Original adobe-red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, deckled edges. Faint finger smudges to upper board, otherwise a bright beautiful copy. First edition, number 99 of 300 copies. A scarce, early short story by Faulkner, with a preface by Henry Nash Smith, and later reprinted in Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner. In Miss Zilphia Gant, which while published in 1932 was actually written in 1928, Faulkner introduces themes of violence, repressed sexuality, revenge, and isolation, that will recur throughout his career, especially in A Rose for Emily, and Dry September (Critical Companion to William Faulkner, By A. Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Golay, p. 192). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Black Mischief.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1932. FIRST EDITION, with proof state dust-jacket. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.303 [1]. In publisher's snakeskin-patterned red and black cloth with gilt titles to spine. With publisher's PROOF STATE cream dust-jacket, with a blank rear flap and no price marked to the front flap.Edges heavily spotted; slight reading lean. Spine lightly sunned. Jacket is slightly discoloured with some minor chips and closed tears to edges. Very good. Waugh's third novel is a controversial book which established him as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, 'Black Mischief' is a thinly veiled reference to the then empire of Abyssinia, now Ethiopia. The novel chronicles the efforts of the English-educated Emperor Seth, assisted by a fellow Oxford graduate (Waugh's recurring character) Basil Seal, to modernize his Empire.

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         The Taxi-Dance Hall

      University of Chicago Press, Chicago 1932 - First edition. Octavo. 300, [1]pp., three folding maps of Chicago bound in. Small stains near the spine, thus very good, in very good or better dustwrapper with a few small stains, mostly on the front panel. Sociological exploration of the taxi-dance hall in Chicago. The author's conclusion was that the hall, where young girls danced with gentlemen for payment (for the proverbial "dime-a-dance") was a school for sexual exploitation, but which might fulfill a positive place in society for lonely men if the halls were carefully monitored. Although the taxi-dance has become extinct, its cousin the lap dance is apparently still flourishing, albeit we are told, for somewhat more than a dime. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing with an "A" and publisher's seal on copyright page in dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.50 intact. Very Good with light mottling to cloth, pages toned and text block slightly sunken. In a Very Good dust jacket, which is very fragile along the folds with partial splits tenuously holding (some repaired from the verso), and chipping at edges. Presents well.

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         TROST DER PHILOSOPHIE

      VERLAG DIE RUNDE, 1932. INTERLINGUE 0,32 A cura di Eberhard Gothein, in tedesco e latino, bagine leggermente ingiallite da fattore tempo e con sporadica fioritura più intensa alle pime ed ultime pagine, fioritura anche ai tagli, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita, con strappetti ai bordi e piccole macchie al posteriore USATO

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         Death in The Afternoon

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. First. Hard Cover. Yes. First U.K. edition in rust brown cloth lettered in black; color frontispiece from a painting "The Bullfighter" by Juan Gris; illustrated with 81 photographs. About very good, bumping to the spine ends and light soiling to the cloth; light offsetting to the endpapers and light foxing to the preliminaries as is apparently usual. In the boldly designed red, black and yellow dust jacket with price of "30s net" lower corner of the front flap (presumed second issue). Rubbed at all folds, , clear tape repair lower front corner, wear at the spine ends. Serious inquirers are invited to request scans.

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         Wundergarten der Natur.

      Berlin: Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1932. - Hardcover. Small folio, blue cloth with title gilt-stamped on spine and title and emblem gilt-stamped on upper cover. [viii]?xiv, 120 plates. First edition of this important work reproducing Blossfeldt's photographs of botanical forms. CONDITION: Very good, in fair dust jacket toned at spine with loss to head and foot of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Building Plans for a Building for N. Gray & Co. (Funeral Home) on Post St. and Divisadero St. between Post and Garden St., San Francisco. (Current address 1545 Divisadero)

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, January - February, 1932.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 27". 7 sheets. Job #00107. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.The historic preservation architects Page & Turnbull did an extensive analysis of this building on Sept. 21, 2005.

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         Wundergarten der Natur

      Berlin 1932 - Blossfeldt, K. - Wundergarten der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen, (Mappenausgabe). Bln. 1932. Gr.-4°. Texth., XIII S., sowie 120 lose Tafeln in Olwd.-Mappe. Heidtmann 14481. – Stellt neue Folge der »Urformen« in losen Tafeln, Mappe berieben, sonst sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Livre des Mille nuits et une nuit, traduction littérale et complète du Dr J.C. Mardrus. Illustrations de Léon Carré. Décoration et ornements par Racim Mohammed.

      Paris, Piazza, 1926-1932. - Douze volumes in-4. Tirage limité à 2500 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 2200 exemplaires sur vélin chiffon. Broché, couvertures rempliées illustrées, et étuis de l'éditeur. Manque 7 étuis. L'œuvre est en fait anonyme, et l'original persan a disparu, de même que sa première traduction. Les textes de référence que nous avons aujourd'hui entre les mains, des manuscrits syriens et égyptiens pour la plupart, relativement différents les uns des autres, ont été recomposés dans le domaine arabe et datent, pour les plus anciens, du xve s. et, pour les plus récents, du xixe s. (Larousse). Bon exemplaire, sur vélin chiffon du Marais, illustré de 144 planches hors texte en couleurs de Léon Carré et ornée de 85 dessins décoratifs de Mohammed Racim. (Comme indiqué par l'éditeur, chaque volume est pourvu de 12 planches sauf le t.9 qui n'en contient que 10, et le t.12 qui en renferme 14). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Doll Dreams

      Hollywood, CA: Hollycrofters, Inc. Co, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, limited issue of 150 copies signed by editor, introduction writer and all illustrators. 121 pp. Original blue cloth with pasted-on title. Near Fine, sans jacket as issued. Outer coating of cloth just a bit lightly mottled, very light wear to tips, pages toned with age. A very nice. An unusual collection of children's stories about dolls vividly illustrated (and signed by) by notable California artists such printmaker Paul Landacre; professor, painter and architect Millard Sheets; and impressionist painter Jessie Arms Botke.

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         Black Coffee: An Original Play in 3 Acts

      London. Carbon copy typescript, with underlings in red, printed on rectos only. 121pp., each Act paginated separately. 4to, plain brown paper wrappers with typed cover label, string bound. London, no date. Christie's first piece for the stage, written in 1932. The title page bears a typed notation from her agent: "All communications to: L.E. Berman, 38 Shaftesbury Avenue W.1" The covers are dust soiled & worn, but the interior pages are fine.

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         Brave New World - Signed Limited Edition

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932. Signed Limited Edition. Like New. Signed limited edition. One of 250 deluxe copies, signed by the author and printed prior to the first trade edition in America. Fine, with faint rubbing to bottom corners. Gilt stamping is sharp, and very bright. A rather stunning example.

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         Voyage au bout de la nuit

      Denoël & Steele 1932 - - Denoël & Steele, Paris 1932, 12x19cm, broché. - Réimpression de 1932 sortie des presses à l'adresse de la rue de L'Abbé-de-l'Epée, exemplaire sans mention. Etonnant envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline : "Certifié véritable originale première édition. Bien loyalement. LFCéline". Deux petites déchirures sans gravité en pied du dos, infimes déchirures marginales sans gravité en marges des plats, agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Reprint of 1932 presses output at the address of L'Abbé-de-l'Epée street, copy without mention. Astonishing autograph dedication signed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline: "Certified genuine original first edition, Fairly LFCéline". Two small tears without gravity in foot of the back, nice copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         The Book-Bag

      G. Orioli, Florence 1932 - First Edition, one of 725 copies signed on frontispiece by the author. 109pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Issued as No. 9 in Orioli's "Lungarno Series," Stott A43b Cream cloth and blue boards, edges uncut. Fine in Very Good dustjacket First Edition, one of 725 copies signed on frontispiece by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         GRIM DEATH

      London: Selwyn & Blount (1928) Ltd, [1932].. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] [11-12] 13-254 [255-256: blank] [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and free endpaper; last leaf is a blank used as rear paste-down], original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Eighth volume in the important "Not at Night" anthology series. Includes "The Black Stone" by Robert E. Howard (his first story to be published in a book), "The Thing in the Cellar" by David H. Keller, and Maurice Level's "Night and Silence," considered by some to be his best short story, as well as fiction by J. Leslie Mitchell, Rosalie Muspratt and others. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-302. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14079. Minor cracks to inner hinges (due to the method of binding -- no true endpapers -- not abuse), else a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (priced "2/-" on rear panel and listing only the eight books in the series through this title there) with light wear along top and bottom edges, small chips from each corner of the bottom edge of the spine panel, two short closed tears at top edge of front panel with associated wrinkle, tanning to spine panel, old tape ghost at lower edge of spine panel, and mild dust soiling to white spine and rear panels. A nice copy of this cheaply made book. One of the more important, and least common of the books in the "Not at Night" series, and quite scarce in jacket (#157533)

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         Brave New World

      Chatto & Windus, London 1932 - First edition. [viii], 306, [2] pp. 8vo. Huxley's most celebrated work, a dystopian vision of the future and a classic of twentieth-century literature, in the striking dust-jacket. Connolly, The Modern Movement 75 ("brilliantly plausible fantasy") Publisher's blue cloth. Slight lean to cloth, light adhesive stains to endpapers, in dust-jacket with minor chipping and short tears, some loss at head of spine with small tape repair to verso [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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         Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Münster (= Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler von Westfalen Bd.41 : Die Stadt Münster. Bearb. Von Max Geisberg) 7 Tle. ( Bd. 7 Reg.)

      Münster Aschendorff, 1932-1962. Nachdruck 1975 ff. Aufl. zus. Mehr als 3.000 S. mit sehr zahlr. tlw. Ausfaltbaren Rissen, Plänen, Detailansichten und Photos 4° Olwd mit goldgepr. Rücken- u- Deckeltitel Das sehr umfangreiche und detailfreudige Standardwerk im besten Erhalt, verzeichnet ebf. die Kriegsschäden.(Fotomechanische Nachdruck der 1932 erschienen 1. Auflage ergänzt um Marginalien zur Kennzeichnung der im Jahr 1975 noch vorhandenen Objekte) druckfrisches Exemplar Versand D: 2,00 EUR Geisberg Stadt Münster Architektur Baukunst Denkmäler

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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         The Odyssey of Homer

      Translated by T.E. Lawrence. Illustrated with decorative roundels printed in gold, by Bruce Rogers. One of 530 copies. Small folio, original black morocco. T.e.g., others uncut. London, Printed and published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers.

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         Brave New World.

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition of the Huxley's masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. "A nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science... easily Huxley's most popular (and many good judges continue to think his best) novel" (DNB). "After the success of his first three novels, Huxley abandoned the fictional milieu of literary London and directed his satire toward an imagined future. He admitted that the original idea of Brave New World was to challenge H.G. Wells' Utopian vision... The novel also marks Huxley's increasing disenchantment with the world, which was to result in his leaving England for California in 1937 in search of a more spiritual life. The book was immediately successful" (Parker & Kermode, 161-62). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Novels of the twentieth century.

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         Les lunettes du lion. Illustré de lithographies en quatre couleurs par Edy Legrand.

      - P., Paul Hartmann, 1932, In-4, br., 86 pp. Edition originale tirée à 145 exemplaires numérotés, celui-ci un des 20 sur Japon en tirage de tête. Livres [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF NEW BARATARIA.

      - Introduction and biographical notes by William B. Dalley. Woodcuts designed and engraved by Lionel Lindsay. Pp. 60(including blanks), frontispiece, 2 pictorial headpieces and a tailpiece, the title page decoration and printer's mark at colophon printed in orange, biographical notes; tall cr. 4to; brown cloth, upper board lettered in green, slightly marked, corners a trifle rubbed; t.e.g.; free endpapers lightly offset, occasional faint soiling; Sunnybrook Press, Sydney, 1932. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by the printer (Ernest H. Shea), the illustrator and the prefacer. Farmer p. 61. *The third book from The Sunnybrook Press. Deniehy (1828-1865), was an Australian orator, lawyer and politician. 'Deniehy opposed the appointment of (Sir) Lyttleton Bayley as attorney-general, and immortalized the whole incident in a pungent satire entitled\i How I Became Attorney-General of New Barataria . it is his longest written piece and his monument as a political satirist' [Australian Dictionary of Biography]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Topolino giornale nerbini numeri dal 1 al 53 -

      1932.

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         Salmagundi

      Milwaukee: Casanova Press, 1932. Tall 8vo. 53, [1] pp. Photographic portrait of Faulkner mounted as frontispiece. Original printed wrappers, the rear wrapper printing Ernest Hemingway's poem "Ultimately"; publisher's board slipcase. Light rubbing to slipcase, a pale offset on endpapers; the book bright and fresh. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, number 483 of 525 numbered copies. In addition to Ernest Hemingways four-line poem Ultimately, printed on the back cover, Salmagundi contains five poems and three prose pieces by Faulkner: the poems "The Faun," "Dying Gladiator," "Portrait," "The Lilacs" and "L'Apres-Midi dun Faune," and the prose pieces "New Orleans," "On Criticism" and "Verse Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage." Massey 753; Petersen A11a. An unusually fine copy.

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         The Cod Head

      San Francisco, California: Harvest Press, 1932 Limited edition of 1 of 125 copies. Signed by William Carlos Williams. Original wrappers. Bookplate, minor wear, else book in fine condition. From the collection of California bibliophile Melba Berry Bennett.

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         Brave New World

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition of the Huxley's masterpiece. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. In fine condition. A very nice presentation. "A nightmarish prognostication of a future in which humanity has been destroyed by science... easily Huxley's most popular (and many good judges continue to think his best) novel" (DNB). "After the success of his first three novels, Huxley abandoned the fictional milieu of literary London and directed his satire toward an imagined future. He admitted that the original idea of Brave New World was to challenge H.G. Wells' Utopian vision... The novel also marks Huxley's increasing disenchantment with the world, which was to result in his leaving England for California in 1937 in search of a more spiritual life. The book was immediately successful" (Parker & Kermode, 161-62). Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 Greatest Novels of the twentieth century.

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         Compendium theologiae moralis ad normam codicis canonici dispositionibus iuris hispani, ac lisitani decretis concilii plenarii americae latinae necnon i conc. prov. manilani earundemque regionum legibus peculiaribus etiam civilibus accommodatum (Editio De

      Eugenius Subirana, S. A., Pontificius Editor, Barcelona. 1932 - Características: Pasta dura en tela editorial. Buen estado. El lomo presenta un leve desgaste en los extremos y unas pequeñas raspaduras al interior. La portada está ricamente estampada. Letras doradas sobre el lomo y la portada. Loso editorial en la contraportada. Cantos ligeramente sucios. Edición anotada. Esta obra cuenta con todas las licencias requeridas. Las páginas llevan cornisa, filete y tienen los folios en los extremos del margen superior. 800 pp. más publicidad editorial. (21.5 x 15 cm). Peso: 1200 g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 15.72 EUR

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         Avtomati: neveroiatni razkazi [Machines: incredible stories]. (Signed by the author)

      Sofia: Izdanie T. F. Chipev, 1932. First edition. Small octavo (17.5 × 12.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers by Sirak Skitnik; 110, [2] pp. Signed and inscribed by the author to half title. Wrappers with light wear and dust-soiling; old shelf-label to rear wrapper; a few pages unevenly cut open; occasional foxing; overall still good or better. Sirak Skitnik's cover for this collection of fantastic stories ranks among the high spots of Bulgarian avant-garde book design and constructivist typography. Skitnik (the pseudonym of Panaiot Todorov, 1884-1943) was one of the most productive (and iconic) graphic artists of Bulgarian modernism, whose work ranged from the Expressionism of the early 1920s to Constructivism in the early 1930s. Svetoslav Minkov (1902-1966) began his career as an Expressionist and absurdist writer, pioneering the "diabolist" genre in 1922 and introducing German "supernatural" fiction into Bulgarian literature, after being influenced by the circle around Kubin and Meyrink during an extended stay in Munich (see Domenico Jacono, Bulgarian modernism, p. 64). This collection consists of five science fiction stories that combine absurdist elements with social satire and would lay the foundation of the genre in Bulgarian literature. Jacono 44. KVK, OCLC show at Cleveland Public Library and Harvard only.

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         KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS HENRY SMITH

      White Horse Press, Cleveland 1932 - Cloth-backed boards. Dahlberg's second book, one of only 95 copies printed. This copy is from the more uncommon issue with the tipped-in illustrations and SIGNED by the author on the colophon page which states the copies numbered 1 through 10 were signed. This copy is numbered 11. In addition on the front endpaper, Dahlberg has INSCRIBED the book to his wife: "Again for my beloved Rlene--/my diabolical seraph--/Your most adoring Edward/Donegal Ireland/March 29.'64." Mild soiling to the covers. About Fine copy, lacking the scarce dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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         Portraits of Washington

      New York: Robert Hamilton & Associates, 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 323 pp.; 733 pp.; 1021 pp. 3 volumes, bound in tan cloth with the spine in green leather, and the top textblock in gilt. The front boards have a gilt border and the titling is in gilt. A complete set of the portraits of George Washington, including oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings and sculpture. All plates present, but the set lacks the slipcase. Signed by the author on the limitation page in Volume 1. Number 92 of 300 sets. A Very Good+ set with wear at the crown and the heel of the spine, and several tiny stamps of a former owner on the free front endpapers.

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         The interpretation of the atom

      London: John Murray, 1932. FIRST EDITION. With 20 plates of photographic images, numerous text illustrations, and 2 folding plates. Original cloth, dust jacket in good condition with some soiling, nicks, and minor loss to upper and lower spine and back cover, plus pencil markings on the back cover and back flap; interior very good, with a few notes in pencil by a previous owner. With the bookplate of Arnold Thackray on the paste-down. First edition of one of the author's most important works. This book was intended to appeal to the general reading public as well as students of science and discusses radioactive elements and isotopes in addition to the "wider application of these fundamental discoveries." Soddy (1877-1956) was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his contributions to our knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances, and his investigations into the origin and nature of isotopes.

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         Cavalcade.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1932 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, multi-coloured lettering printed on spine and boards (black, red and blue). With the clear acetate jacket. Housed in a custom brown quarter morocco slipcase with raised bands and a chemise, both by James MacDonald of New York City. A fine copy in the dust jacket with paper flaps intact as issued. Frontispiece and 22 black and white plates. First edition, first impression, with the acetate jacket complete and in exceptional condition. First performed 13 October 1931, this play served as the basis for the classic 1933 film, which won three Academy Awards. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The International Style: Architecture Since 1922

      New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. 1932 - First Edition. Square quarto. Inscribed by the publisher, W.W. Norton, to a Mrs. Hand: "Dear Mrs. Hand / The McGraw-Hill / Building is on page 137. / WW Norton." Landmark catalogue issued in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition of new architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, 1932. Profusely illustrated with over 80 photographic examples of modernist buildings and interiors from 1922 to the time of publication. Most surveyed buildings include floor plans and analytic text. One of the seminal architectural texts of the 20th century. Hint of shelf wear, else a crisp, fine copy, in a close to near fine jacket, lightly soiled, with a few nicks and short edge tears, tanned at the spine. Pleasing example of a book uncommon in any jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      Reprint of 1932 presses output at the address of L'Abbé-de-l'Epée street, copy without mention.Astonishing autograph dedication signed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline: "Certified genuine original first edition, Fairly LFCéline".Two small tears without gravity in foot of the back, nice copy. Denoël & Steele Paris 1932 12x19cm broché

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