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        Les Comitadjis ou le terrorisme dans les Balkans

      First edition, printed on alfa.Handsome autograph inscription from d'Albert Londres to his friend Henri Béraud : "A Henri Henri Béraud en souvenir du temps où l'on se voyait... quelques fois.  Albert Londres."Small clear foxings mostly on the covers, in the margins. Albin Michel Paris 1932 12x19cm broché

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        De minuit à sept heures

      - Pierre Lafitte, Paris (1932), 12,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale Bound in marrone metà zigrino, torna con cinque nervi decorati con pinnacoli dorati, alcune tracce di attrito sulle mascelle e contreplats guardie foderato di carta fatta a mano, coperte conservati, vincolante del tempo. Bella e raro autografo firmato dall'autore Paulette Rouyer. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, quelques traces de frottement sur les mors, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Bel et rare envoi autographe signé de Maurice Leblanc à Paulette Rouyer.

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        Devil's Tor

      G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1932 - First edition. The author's fifth novel (of six), the last published in his lifetime. Black cloth, spine stamped gilt. No jacket present. Book Condition: Very Good: Firm square copy, minor rubbing, lightly tanned endpapers, faint foxing to prelims. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Dryden: The Poet, The Dramatist, The Critic

      Terence & Elsa Holliday, New Yorkk 1932 - Good limited edition cloth SIGNED by T.S. Eliot with gilt lettering on spine and marbled boards. No DJ. This is #108 of 110 copies. Eliot's signature appears at the bottom of the edition number page just before the title page. The spine is straight and tight, but the pages show age toning and light smudging throughout. Some of this may be the result of exposure to moisture, but all are straight and legible. The frontispiece portrait of Dryden, done in red ink, is still in good shape but the red ink has bled through the page a bit. Does not affect the signature. See photos please. There is a 1/2 inch abrasion to the marbling pattern on the back cover. 68 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Death in the Afternoon

      Scribners, New York 1932 - 1st edition, first issue with the publisher¿s ¿A¿ and seal on the colophon page and the date 1932 on both the title page and the colophon page. Lovely color frontispiece by Juan Gris titled The Bullfighter, additionally illustrated with 81 black-and-white photographs. Small bookstore label on lower rear pastedown, tiny pinhead-size hole in front gutter else about fine in black boards with the gilt decorative spine bright and intact; the about fine dw has benefitted from some expert restoration, and the original $3.50 price remains intact atop the front flap. A beautiful copy, uncommon in dw. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ernesto Thayaht. L'uomo presentato da Antonio Maraini. Lo scultore presentato da F.T. Marinetti. Cenno biografico. Bibliografia 33 illustrazioni.

      Edizioni Giannini, 1932. in 8° brossura beige stampata in verde ai piatti con bella grafica, fascetta editoriale Edizione originale. Si tratta di uno dei «200 esemplari numerati stampati su carta speciale patinata» (ns. es. manca di numero). Raro. 32 riproduzioni fotografiche di opere di Thayaht [E. Michaelles] e due ritratti fotografici n.t. Timbro di biblioteca privata al frontespizio. Cfr. Cammarota, Marinetti, 163; Salaris, Bibliografia, p. 70a (s.v. Thayaht). Ottimo esemplare.

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        Las Mil y Una Noches (Vol I)

      Salvat Editores, Barcelona 1932 - Text in Spanish. Jose Segrelles (Illustrator). 32 full-color Illustration plates. Blue cloth, ornately decorated in gilt and colors. Printed November 27, 1931. Barcelona. Book Condition: Very Good: Spine sunned, edgeworn, lightly edge tanned pageblock and plates pristine. / [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PICASSO. Kunsthaus Zürich Ausstellung 11. September bis 30. Oktober 1932. Ausführliches Verzeichnis. Verlängert bis 13. November. Mit dem handschriftlichen Namenszug vom norwegischen Architekten Herman Munthe Kaas (1890 - 1977) auf dem Titelblatt mit Bleistift.

      Zürich, Druck: Buchdruckerei Berichthaus Zürich, 1932 - 26,7 x 19,8 cm, XV (1), 25 (2) Seiten, XXXII ganzseitige schwarz-weiss Tafeln. Original-Broschur (Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestossen), etwas lichtrandig, oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, handschriftliche Bezeichnung "Picasso" auf dem Rücken, Namen auf dem Titelblatt Bolliger 3, 410. - Bezzola, Tobia, PICASSO. Die erste Museumsausstellung 1932. Kunsthaus Zürich Ausstellung vom 15. Oktober 2010 bis 30. Januar 2011; darin u.a. ein Faksimile-Abdruck des Kataloges und eine Rekonstruktion der Ausstellung von 1932. - Während der Ausstellung 1932 wurden 716 Exemplare dieses Kataloges verkauft (Preis: 5 Schweizer Franken); eine erschienene kleine Katalogliste kostete 50 Rappen und von dieser wurden 5644 Exemplare verkauft. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires de Casanova. Vingt eaux-fortes en couleurs.

      Paris, ohne Verlag [d.i. Paul Cotinaud], 1932. - 4°. 3 Bll. (Titel, Plazierung der Tafeln), |20 Tafeln mit kolorierten Radierungen|. Pappmappe mit Frontillustration und -titel und kl. Vignette am Hinterdeckel. Eins von 100 numerierten Exemplaren auf Vélin d'Arches (Gesamtauflage 470). Diese so charmante wie eindeutig erotische Folge erschien ohne Text. Und da hier jene Abenteuer Casanovas illustriert werden, wo es zum 'Äußersten' kommt, bleibt der Künstler Collot auch ungenannt. Einband beschabt und etwas fleckig. Rücken beschädigt. Tafeln teils leicht fleckig. Dutel 1959. Hobart & MacLean 314-323. ------------------- [Collot, André]. Mémoires de Casanova. Vingt eaux-fortes en couleurs. Paris, sans éditeur [i.e. Paul Cotinaud], 1932. In-4. 20 planches avec eaux-fortes coloriés. Dans une couverture. Cartonage avec illustration et titre sur le premier plat, dernier plat avec petite vignette. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin d'Arches (au total 470). Cette série, aussi charmante que libre, paru sans texte. Et parce qu'il s'agit ici des aventures de Casanova les plus explicites, l'artiste Collot n'est pas mentionné. Cartonage un peu épidermé et légèrement sali. Dos de la chemise endommagé. Dutel 1959. Hobart & MacLean 314-323. -------------------- |English description available on request.|

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        Miss Zilphia Gant

      Dallas Book Club of Texas 1932 First Edition, only printing (never reprinted in the United States until it appeared in Uncollected Short Stories of William Faulkner, in 1979). Preface by Henry Nash Smith. 8vo: xii,29,[2]pp, no. 189 of 300 numbered copies. Original reddish-brown gilt-ruled and -lettered cloth, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Very light wear to spine tips, else clean, tight, bright and unmarked; about Fine (and apparently unread), wanting the original glassine dust jacket. Petersen A12.1 Fine- ¶ Probably written in 1929, three years before publication by the Book Club of Texas in this special edition of three hundred copies. The short story centers on development of the title character whose mother raises her as a virtual prisoner. "Though it is crude in its handling of sexual imagery and suffers from a number of other technical problems that betray it as an early story, it does create two vivid characters. And of more importance, it reveals the author grappling with a theme that will be developed fully in some of his greatest stories and novels: the warping, destructive impact upon the psyche of the repression of those drives that connect the human being to the world of nature. . . . The narrative techniques of 'Miss Zilphia Gant' also show Faulkner surely, if falteringly, moving toward this techniques that will make his Jefferson stories and novels masterpieces." (Volpe, A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: The Short Stories) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Ibsens Ghost


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        Peinture Francaise. Peinture Nouvelle en France. Le Surréalisme et la peinture. L Ésprit DADA dans La Peinture Neo-Classicisme. Nouveaufauvisme, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Maurice Vlaminck, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico, Dunoyer de Sougonsac etc.

      Tokio, Editions Kinseido No. 4. 1 Chrome Rue De Imagawakoji Kanda Tokio, 1932 - Octobre 1932. ca. 22,6 x 15,8 cm (Schuber), 266 (2) Seiten, Korrekturzettel, 4 Farbtafeln, 28 schwarz-weiss Tafeln, Abbildungen im Text, Original-Broschur mit Schutzumschlag (am Kapitale etwas lädiert), rechte obere Ecke bestossen), eine kleine Bleistfitskizze auf einer Textseite, Original-Pappschuber mit montiertem Etikett. Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schlafende. Öl auf Leinen. Signiert und datiert (19)81, 35, x 47 cm. auf Keilrahmen. .

      Klaus H. Zürner (geb. 1932 in Rochlitz) HGBL bei E. Voigt u. J. Lebek, Lehrauftrag Uni Leipzig, Seit 1958 VBK. Lebt und arbeitet in Leipzig u. Radebeul.

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        Mors et vita

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Half beige cloth Bradel binding over marbled paper boards by G. Gauché, dark brown morocco title label to spine, covers and spines (faded to foot) preserved, top edge gilt.Handsome autograph inscription by Henri de Montherlant to Robert Brasillach.  Grasset Paris 1932 12x19cm relié

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        Anna Karenina

      New York: Greenway Publishing Company, 1932. Leather bound. Very good. New York: Greenway Publishing Company, 1932. Leather bound. One volume. Octavo. Anna Karenina by Count. Leo Tolstoy. Bound in three quarter red morocco, cloth boards, gilt decoration to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.

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        Les vases communicants

      First edition on ordinary paper.Handsome autograph inscription from André Breton to Marcel Jouhandeau : "... avec la profonde estime et la vive sympathie d'André Breton [with the profound respect and lively sympathy of André Breton]."A few reader's marks and sections highlighted in pencil, probably by the dedicatee, in margins of some leaves.Paper yellowed as usual. Editions des Cahiers Libres Paris 1932 13,5x18,5cm broché

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        S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor

      - FAIRCHILD AERIAL SURVEYS, S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, undated (1932). 15x19.5 inches or 38x50cm, gelatin silver print, framed under glass on its original mount, Fairchild credit in the negative, labeled on the mount. The background provides a beautifully clear view of the lower Manhattan skyline, with the long-gone aquarium in Battery Park at right center (the round building). The ship was launched in 1931, at the outset of the Depression, and was considered an expensive gamble on the part of its owner, United States Lines. As the label says, at the time of their construction, the Manhattan and its sister ship, the Washington, were the largest liners ever built in the U.S. According to Wikipedia, the Manhattan served trans-Atlantic routes and during World War II was a troop ship, being scrapped after the war. Condition of this print: A few areas of foxing in the sky, faint silvering to the dark areas around the hull, overall very good.

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        DAILY RECORD -- FORE RIVER PLANT. Stanley S. Hall. [Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Surveyor's Log, June 1 - December 13, 1932]

      [Boston] 1932 - 20 pp of manuscript text + 132 unused pp. Folio. 14" x 8-1/2" A highly detailed log maintained by ship surveyor Stanley S. Hall at Bethlehem Steel's Fore River plant during the latter half of 1932. Hall's notes include precise information about tests performed on the ships to which he was assigned, visits from superiors and outside inspectors, trips away from the shipyard (to Sampsons Dry Docks, Atlantic Works, the Boston office, a pipe shop, a blacksmith's shop, etc.), days off (and days spent waiting around for work), and more.A typical entry, dated Sept. 27, reads: "On 1447 tested and passed all (6) boilers in for'd fireroom to 600# pressure, this included main boilers, feed lines and superbeaters. U.S. Local Inspectors were present, Mr. Hicken and Capt. Story. Tested and passed one section of steam piping S-200-47 to 1000#. Went over ship with Mr. Harris. Called Builders attention to welding above decks. Requested Builders drive one rivet Boat dk stringer at the side thru coarsing, one missing down stern Boat dk."Hull #1447, the primary ship on which Hall worked, was the S.S. Lurline, a 631' passenger liner and the last of four Matson luxury liners built for runs from the West Coast to Hawaii and Australasia. In 1934 Lurline carried Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Vega to Honolulu prior to her famous Honolulu - Oakland flight, and during WWII served as a troop transport ship; following the war it again became one of the top luxury cruise liners in the Pacific.Other ships Hall mentions and/or worked on include: Hull 1446, the United Steamship Co.'s freighter Veragua; the President Van Buren; the Susan V. Luckenbach; the San Bruno; the S.S. San Blas; the Cities Service No. 4; United Mail ship #747; and others.A comprehensive, Depression-era record of one surveyor's daily work at one of the biggest shipyards in the US. Wear to extremities; spotting to boards; minor soil to endpapers. Text clean, neat and legible. VG+. Half burgundy leather lettered and ruled in gilt, black cloth over boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De minuit à sept heures

      First edition. Contemporary half brown shagreen, spine in six compartments with gilt fleurons, a few scratches to joints, pastedowns and endpapers lined with marbled paper, covers preserved. A rare and attractive autograph inscription from Maurice Leblanc to Paulette Rouyer. Pierre Lafitte Paris (1932) 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Les minutes de Sable Mémorial suivies de César antéchrist

      First collected edition, one of 50 numbered copies on Japon, the only large paper copies.With drawings by Alfred Jarry.Two pale dampstains to head of spine.A copy with good margins.Fasquelle Paris 1932 18x21,5cm broché

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        A Pictorial Chart of American Literature.

      Rand McNally & Company. No date. Ca. 1932. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 26 x 38 3/4 inches on sheet size approximately 29 x 39 1/2 inches. Archivally mounted on linen, very good, bright condition with a short tear into the upper image now visible only under raking light. A highly decorative map, with images of American authors and of literary themes populating the map. Notable authors' names are listed under many cities around the country - sparsely in the West (with the exception of San Francisco) and needing a large balloon within the inset map of Massachusetts at upper right for the names of authors located in Boston and environs. Along the upper and lower borders are portraits of authors with birth/death years. This beautiful and compelling map of America's great literary heritage was prominently featured in the Library of Congress map exhibit "The Language of the Land." No date of death is given for Henry van Dyke, who died in 1933.

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        Fairy Tales

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company,, 1932. Quarto. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, pink and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket, housed in the publisher's pictorial box. Colour frontispiece, vignette title page, 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white in-text illustrations, by Rackham. Loss to head of dust jacket spine and a few tiny nicks to extremities, some tape repairs and very minor spotting to jacket verso; cardboard box a little scuffed and worn with a few tape repairs to joints; an excellent copy in the very good jacket and box. First US trade edition, first printing, published the same year as the London edition published by Harrap and identical in every point except for the inclusion of the publisher's box, which is unique to the US edition. This edition is scarce with both the dust jacket and box intact, and it has been historically "one of the most difficult of Rackham's books to buy" (Hudson p. 134). Considered to be some of his finest work, "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature" (Hamilton p. 11). When the Observer invited Hugh Walpole to choose the best picture-book of 1932, he awarded the accolade "without hesitation to Rackham's Hans Andersen ... He has risen nobly to his subject. He has acquired a new tenderness and grace. His fantasy is stronger than ever" (Hudson, p. 133-4). The stories include "The Snow Queen", "The Little Match Girl", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Tinder-Box", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Emperor's New Clothes".

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      Edition, one of the 20 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper only leading copies.Binding half ... Grasset Paris 1932 12x19cm relié

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        A two- page letter of reference, written on black edged mourning paper, from Beatrix Potter to an unknown recipient concerning Benjamin Dawson the gardener of Beatrix's mother, Mrs Rupert Potter, at Lindeth How, Storrs, Windermere. Beatrix Potter's mother died in 1932 at the age of 93 and Beatrix supplied references for all the staff that required them. 'Castle Cottage Sawrey, Nr Ambleside March 25. 33. I have much pleasure in giving an excellent character to Benjmin Dawson. He was for 9 years in the service of my mother the late Mrs Rupert Potter at Lindeth How, Storrs, Windermere, and he has now left as the house is closed. He has been accustomed to herbaceous borders, some bedding out, green house, peach house, early vegetables, and the use of the motor lawn mower. He also understands, and has managed the central heating of the house. Mrs Potter had a high opinion of Ben's usefulness - he is a thoroughly reliable man, and strong in health. H. B. Heelis (Mrs W. Heelis.)' Some light foxing; else very good. This letter, with some differences in sentence construction, is quoted in full, together with a photograph of Benjamin Dawson in Judy Taylor's Beatrix Potter's Letters, A Selection. And partly, together with the same photograph, in Taylor's Beatrix Potter Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman.

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        Regarde! 24 photographies

      Editions H. Jonquières 1932 - in-12 carré (17 x 17,8 cm) Édition originale. 24 photographies pelliculées. Couverture cartonnée illustrée, reliée par 4 rivets. Tout petit manque de papier au-dessus du rivet supérieur ; couverture et intérieur très frais. Ref. Auer p. 182 ; Parr & Badger, I, Envoi autographe signé de Sougez, daté de 1931. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Body on the Beam.

      London: Published for The Crime Club Ltd. by W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, [1932] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine toned, some peripheral staining, closed-tear to front panel, some nicks and chips, light foxing to fore-edge and at beginning and end. First edition, first impression, the remainder issue; this copy with W. H. Smith's label on the spine, offering the book at "one shilling net, ex-libris". Most uncommon in the appealing period jacket (designed by Ellen Edwards). Hubin p. 163. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THREE ON A MATCH [3 ON A MATCH] (1932)

      Warner Brothers 1932 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Joan Blondell, Ann Dvorak, Bette Davis, Warren William, Lyle Talbot, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Mervyn LeRoy; Warner Brothers. Fast pace and concise script and direction make this one of the most memorable of the Pre-Code films from Warner Brothers. Three schoolmate girlfriends light their cigarettes on one match, and the stories of the different directions in which their lives play out are told. This was one of Humphrey Bogart's earliest film appearances (not to mention one of his first appearances in a crime movie), and this is the only lobby card on which he appears - it is super rare. He plays a gangster who the married Ann Dvorak has taken up with when she slips into drug addiction, kidnapping her child for ransom. In this scene are Bogart and gang (L-R): Lyle Talbot, Humphrey Bogart, Allen Jenkins, Buster Phelps, Ann Dvorak and Jack LaRue. Very minor creasing to top corners and near bottom left blank white margin edge. Stunning color, virtually unused. FINE

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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      Reprint 1932 off the press at the street of Father-of-the sword, green water catalog of in-fine editor, whimsical reference to 38th.Filled gaps at the back and front cover plate.Binding half black morocco, back with five nerves, flat paper to the tank, and contreplats guards combed paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, binding signed Goy & enriched Vilaine.Rare copy of a shipmentSigned autograph of Louis-Ferdinand Celine Fany Abel.Copy pleasantly established. Denoël & Steele Paris 1932 12x19cm relié

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      Tight Lines Publishers 1932 - Scarce Limited Edition of this terrific book about the fishing in the Catalina Channel, California, in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Publisher: Tight Lines Publishers, 1932 Los Angeles: One of only 500 copies (this copy unnumbered and out of series). Frontispiece portrait of the author by Bachrach; illustrations from many B&W photographs and pen and ink sketches by the author. Map endpapers. [xii], 239 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Tan coarse grained cloth stamped in black, fore edge untrimmed. Chapters include: Tuna!Tuna!; Threatening Swords; Mysteries of the Deep; Just Fishing; Big Fish; Santa Cruz; The Poor Relations; Nine Hours on a Broadbill; Between Currents; Fins!; Light Tackle; and Tackle and Gear. Ralph Bandini is one of the greats among the early pioneers of big game fishing off the coast of California. Immensely respected by fellow anglers within the newly developed segment of the sport, Bandini championed conservation of California's coastal resources as a member of the state's fish and game commission, was a member of many conservation groups, and served on the board of directors for the storied Tuna Club of Santa Catalina Island. Bandini was born into a very prominent California family. His grandparents, Don Juan Bandini and Donna Maria Refugio Arguello de Bandini, had vast land holdings in the southwest. His father, Arturo, married Helen Elliot who moved to California from Indianapolis in 1874. Together they formed the "Indiana Colony", later named "Pasadena" (a word meaning "head of the valley" in the local native language). Bandini attended Pasadena public school, Throop Polytechnic Institute, and Stanford University. He earned a law degree and was associated with the firm of O'Melveny, Stevens and Milliken for five years. Afterward, he established his own practice and devoted himself to his family and to the pursuit of big game fish. Though the Bandini family was well known, Ralph did not seek the limelight and revealed little about himself over the years. His most enduring legacy to the sport of big game fishing is his writing, in particular his three books entitled Tight Lines, Veiled Horizons, and Men, Fish, and Tackle. These books, privately published and now quite rare, are among the most revealing volumes written about this formative period in the evolution of saltwater game fishing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales.

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1932 - Quarto. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered and decorated in gilt, pink and white pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt. With the dust jacket, housed in the publisher's pictorial box. Loss to head of dust jacket spine and a few tiny nicks to extremities, some tape repairs and very minor spotting to jacket verso; cardboard box a little scuffed and worn with a few tape repairs to joints; an excellent copy in the very good jacket and box. Colour frontispiece, vignette title page, 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white in-text illustrations, by Rackham. First US trade edition, first printing, published the same year as the London edition published by Harrap and identical in every point except for the inclusion of the publisher's box, which is unique to the US edition. This edition is scarce with both the dust jacket and box intact, and it has been historically "one of the most difficult of Rackham's books to buy" (Hudson p. 134). Considered to be some of his finest work, "Rackham's illustrations to Grimm, Hans Andersen or Poe show him at his most imaginative and observant of human nature" (Hamilton p. 11). When the Observer invited Hugh Walpole to choose the best picture-book of 1932, he awarded the accolade "without hesitation to Rackham's Hans Andersen . He has risen nobly to his subject. He has acquired a new tenderness and grace. His fantasy is stronger than ever" (Hudson, p. 133-4). The stories include "The Snow Queen", "The Little Match Girl", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Tinder-Box", "The Little Mermaid", and "The Emperor's New Clothes". Latimore & Haskell p. 68; Riall p. 177; Hamilton p. 11; Hudson p. 172. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Second Crime Club Omnibus: Murder at the Vicarage, The Wedding Chest Mystery, Murder At The Pageant and Tragedy on the Line.

      London: for The Crime Club Limited by William Collins 1932. FIRST EDITION thus. Collecting these four early Crime Club titles including the first ever Miss Marple novel. The individual books are all exceptionally scarce in dust-jacket. Thick 8vo, pp.1014. Publisher's hardback orange cloth binding, blocked in black, in the fragile original dark green pictorial dustjacket displaying the Crime Club gunman. The book appears to be unread; the thin paper jacket has some inevitable chips and loss with some fading to bare areas beneath. Nonetheless this remains a pleasing and attractive example of a rare Christie anthology in wrapper.

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        Le clavecin de Diderot

      Editions Surréalistes. Edition 200 numbered copies printed on light green paper, ours unjustified. Binding half box taupe, smooth back, as palladium, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats blue-gray paper, blankets and quilted back preserved, gilt, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Signed autograph of René Crevel in English Boom: "For Boom That book writed in Davos, gived in Paris, with my affections in every hand René.." Copy pleasantly established. Editions Surréalistes Paris 1932 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Ausstellung - Gedichte von Ernst Meister [Originalausgabe / wahrscheinlich das originale Korrekturexemplar des Autors oder Verlags].

      Verlag Marburger Flugblätter,, 1932. Erste Ausgabe. Marburg, Verlag Marburger Flugblätter, 1932. Oktav. 64 Seiten. Original Softcover (cremefarbene Englisch-Broschur mit roter Betitelung). Der Buchblock minimal von der Broschur gelöst. Sonst in sehr gutem Zustand, mit Merkmalen eines Korrekturexemplars: Der obere Schnitt etwas uneben, einige Seiten mit handschriftlicher, zusätzlicher Numerierung (und auch Anmerkung) die eine andere Paginierungsfolge oder Reihenfolge der Gedichte suggeriert. Einige Textstellen mit handschriftlicher Änderung einzelner Buchstaben. Kurze Widmung auf dem Vorsatzblatt: "f. Ulla" (nicht verifizierbar ob von Meister). Das Gedicht "Der Gebückte" mit einer handschriftlichen Anmerkung die eine eventuelle, dreimalige Wiederholung des ersten Teiles ('Er geht') mit zwei Fragezeichen erwägt. Sehr seltene, erste Veröffentlichung von Ernst Meister. Der Fund dieser Ausgabe ist eine kleine Sensation da Ernst Meister die Auflage persönlich vernichtete nachdem der Verlag Ihm die Bücher zurückgesendet hatte. Seine Ehefrau Else Meister rettete, laut einigen Quellen, nur einige wenige Exemplare aus der Mülltonne. / Als Zugabe zu der Ausgabe liegt dem Band eine Sammlung von sehr seltenen "Mitteilung[en] für Freunde" bei. Ernst Meister hat diese "Im Handsatz als Manuskript gedruckt". Beiliegen No.2 - 6 der Mitteilungen". Mit dem Namenszug "Ernst Meister" und der Jahreszahl der Herausgabe auf der Titelbroschur. [Wilpert - Gühring 1]nDer Band enthält die folgenden Gedichte: Vorausstellung (Monolog der Menschen) / Zwei Promenaden / Die Trennung / Der Gebückte / nDer Sterbende / Menschen in einem Warteraum / Familie im Winter / Der Hotelgarten / Normaler Nachmittag / L'Homme Machine Bleue / Die Träume / Schiffsuntergang / Ein Mensch Mittags / In einem Traum / Die Schönen Namen / Lajaune versteht einen Traum nicht / Die Gute Musik (Wolfgang Hellmert gewidmet) / Liebestod zweier Worte / Das schöne Märchen / Die Umgürtung / Die Kühle / Das Dunkel / Glasgedichte / Toter Dichter auf dem Meeresgrund / Der Knabe / Die Harlekine / Morgen eines jungen Mannes / Die Überschreitung / Ultiman / Bilder: Zunehmender Schatten / Das Begräbnis - Zeitlupe / Strandbild (Gauguin) / Der Fischzug / Die Lampen / Wein im Gesicht / Der Schlaf: Strophen in einem Schlaf / Die Verlorenen Schafe / Fahrt mit den Toten Engeln /

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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      First edition, one of 200 copies of the press service.Precious autograph signed by Louis-Ferdinand Celine Gonzague Truc.Our copy, like 200 copies of the press, does not have the catalog of the editor-in fine. Denoël & Steele Paris 1932 12x19cm broché

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        Crónica de Michoacán

      Mexico City: Talleres Graficos de la Nacion, 1932. Description:3 volumes. xxix-574 pages with 4 folding maps; 466 pages with folding coats of arms, 6 folding native illustrations and map; 469 pages with 2 coats of arms (one folding) and 6 folding native illustrations. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7") bound in three quarter blue leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by Rafael Lopez. From the library of George Foster. Publicaciones del Archivo General de la Nacion volume XVII, XVIII and XIX.There are only meager biographical data about Pablo de la Purísima Concepción Beaumont, whose work is a major source on Michoacán. Despite its title "Chronicle of the Holy Apostles St Peter and St Paul of Michoacán," Beaumont's work in fact spans a much greater area, including much of western Mexico, northward to New Mexico, and tending toward a general history. It provides details to 1565. Beaumont divided his total work into tow major parts, the firs, or Aparato, intended to be introductory to the second or the Crónica proper. the first seems complete, but the second was never finished. The Aparato takes up fully a third of the extant Beaumont work, although nominally introductory. It deals with the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico to the year 1521. It was twice published before appearance of the total work. Far more valuable is the Crónica. It consists of two books and one chapter of book 3. Beaumont drew on a wide variety of sources. He tell us us that he gathered a large quantity of manuscripts from various Franciscan archives as well as listing 30 standard writers in printed sources. He gives full copies of some of his documents, of which several have since disappeared. He speaks of obtaining a native painting, possibly from which his illustrations came. These paintings show incidents of the first visits of Spaniards to Michoacán, there reception by Tarascans, labors of the Franciscans, coats of arms of principal cities of Michoacán. It is usually through that Beaumont composed his work around 1777. That is the last date in the later copies of the original manuscript. Unfortunately his original manuscript is lost. It was copied in Mexico City around 1792 to for volumes 7-11 of a 32 volume Collection of Memories on New Spain, ordered by Viceroy Conde de Revilla Gigedo and compiled by Manuel de la Vega. Three partially complete sets of these Vega Memorias are known; from one or another of them come other recopied manuscript copies, as well as the printed versions. Editions of the work have a somewhat unfortunate publishing history. In 1826 Bustamante published an incomplete and useless edition of the Aparato, attributing it to Vega, who had owned the manuscript Bustamante used. In 1873-74 a five volume edition of both Aparato and Crónica appeared in Mexico; it lacks the Indian drawings, and was based on a secondary manuscript copy made b y J F Ramirez that then belonged to Alfredo Chavero. A three volume version was published by the National Archives of Mexico in 1932, based on their copy of the 1792 collection of Memorias; it contains the Indian drawings and an introduction by Rafael Lopez. The text seems slightly corrupt, but it may be near the original, as Beaumont said his Spanish was defective, owing to his Parisian rearing. George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Some underlining in pencil through out by Foster. Foster's date of acquire on front paste down, early owner's name on front end paper. some light soiling and rubbing to extremities else a very good set.

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        Economic Advisory Council. Committee on Locust Control

      London: 1932-1939. 17 vols, numerous figsmaps. Hardback. Uniformly bound in buckram with leather title pieces. Tear to rear joint of one volume. In 1929 the British Government appointed a sub-committee on locust control in London to report on the means of mass destruction of the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria in Africa. In 1931 the Committee extended its interest to other African locusts. This extensive collection of almost 2,000 unpublished British Government duplicated typescript reports details the development and management of this large-scale pest control operation. The reports concern the control of Locusts mostly in Kenya, Rhodesia and the Sahara. They include extensive information on the early development of aerial spraying techniques as a method of control. Meetings were attended by Francis Hemming; Sir Guy A.K. Marshall; Prof. Poulton and B.P. Uvarov, etc.Includes: 2 vols of Kenya Experiments Sub-Committee report nos 1-28 (1932-1933); continues as Aircraft Experiments Sub-Committee report nos 29-50 (1933). 16 vols of Committee on Locust Control reports: 1932-1933 nos 642-900; 1934 nos 1-253; 1935 nos 1-200; 1936 nos 1-154; 1937 nos 1-131; 1938 nos 1-110; 1939 nos 1-103. Plus a volume of E.A.C. meetings 1933-1939

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        Amid These Storms [Thoughts and Adventures].

      New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. SIGNED and dated (1954) in ink by Churchill on to first free end paper. Publisher's strong red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper with blind tooling. Red and white dustwrapper printed in black with a picture of young Churchill in combat gear to spine and upper. Spine and extremities of book faded; ink mark to top of upper board. Dust jacket rubbed, faded to spine, quite frayed along extremities with closed tears and small chips. Shows well, housed in fleece-line cloth slip-case. The American version of 'Thoughts and Adventures' in a rather more striking pictorial dustjacket. Ronald Cohen.

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        King of the Golden River, The

      London: George Harrap & Co., 1932. One of 575 Copies Signed by Arthur Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George Harrap & Co., [1932]. One of 575 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being copy No. 472. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 222 x 146 mm.). 47, [1] pp. Four color plates and fifteen drawings in black and white. Original limp vellum. Pictorial endpapers in green and white. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A few text leaves roughly opened, small inoffensive stains on endpapers. A very good copy. Housed in a green cloth clamshell case.John Ruskin (1819-1900), "English author and artist, whose The King of the Golden River might be regarded as the first English fairy story for children. Though it was not published until 1851, seven years after Francis Paget's The Hope of the Katzekopfs, it was in fact written in 1841 for 12-year-old Effie Gray, whom he later married. It is a story of the three brothers of tradition, two bad, the youngest good, and their reception of a supernatural visitor, the South West Wind. Ruskin described it himself as 'a fairly good imitation of Grimm and Dickens, mixed with some true Alpine feeling of my own', but the South West Wind is a powerful and original character, described by Stephen Prickett [in Victorian Fantasy (1979)] as the 'first magical personage to show that combination of kindliness and eccentric irascibility that was to appear so strongly in a whole tradition of subsequent literature'. Richard Doyle, who illustrated the original edition, made a striking drawing of him. Edgar Taylor's translation of the Grimms' stories with illustrations by George Cruikshank was published in 1823; in Praeterita Ruskin recorded how he had copied these when he was 10 or 11. The book was reissued in 1868 with an introduction by Ruskin in which he spoke of the value of the traditional tales, with their power 'to fortify children against the glacial cold of selfish science'-a sentiment which lies at the heart of his own story" (The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales).Latimore and Haskell, p. 67. Riall, p. 176.

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        Repertoire du Gout Moderne. No.1.

      LEVY, Albert. Repertoire du Gout Moderne. No.1. Published by Editions Albert Levy, Paris, 1928. The first of five to be issued between 1928-1932. Loose as issued and in the original portfolios with ties. The 40 pochoir-colored plates by Saudé, many heightened with gold & silver, illustrate interior designs by contemporary French architects and designers including Djo-Bourgeois, E. Kohlmann, Francis Jourdain, Jean Luce and Maurice Matet. 323 x 250 mm. £0

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        Tennis. Origins and Mysteries. With an Historical Bibliography by Robert W. Henderson, New York Public Library

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1932. First edition, one of 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper designed by William Dana Orcutt at the Plimpton Press. Illustrated. 258 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth and boards, paper label. Very fine copy, partly unopened, in original glassine. Brown cloth clamshell box with white paper label. First edition, one of 450 copies on Van Gelder hand-made paper designed by William Dana Orcutt at the Plimpton Press. Illustrated. 258 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lovely Copy. A classic work of enduring significance. Siegel 66; Frazier W-8-a; Phelps and Sabine p. 217

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        Doll Dreams

      Hollycrofters, Inc. Co. 1932 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rain. A set of 13 original still photographs from the 1932 film.

      13 original 8 x 10 inch single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photographs from the 1932 Lewis Milestone film, based on Somerset Maugham's short story Miss Thompson which appeared in The Trembling of a Leaf (1921), and also John Colton and Clemence Randolph's subsequent play adaptation. The film starred Joan Crawford as a prostitute named Sadie who is temporarily stranded on a Pacific island and Walter Huston as a missionary who is torn between his desire to reform Sadie and his physical attraction to her. The story resolves in a manner faithful to Maugham's story with the missionary's suicide and Sadie's unapologetic return to her depraved lifestyle.

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        Jinkotsu Toyomi No Shinkosei

      1932. NAKAGAWA, Shuzo. Jinkotsu Toyomi No Shinkosei [New Compositions of Beauty of Human Anatomy]. Title, 2 pp. introduction, followed by 12 tipped-in photographs each with facing text beginning with a geometric initial. Folio, loose leaves laid into the publisher's illustrated box featuring a naked women leaping over a blue volvelle stamped in gilt, spine stamped in gilt, part of cover and rear of box covered in silver and black checkered pattern in a new yellow cloth folding box. Tokyo, 1932. |~||~||~||~| A rare and unusual Japanese photobook published between the wars. It is a celebration of the female form, as each photo depicts a young subject posed to mimic a geometrical form that appears on the facing page along with letterpress descriptions. The work is reminiscent of Karel Teige and Karel Paspa's landmark Czech photobook, ABECEDA. A very rare book, with no copies recorded on Worldcat. Some light foxing, covers a little chipped, but overall an exceptional copy.

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        Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler von Westfalen. Stadt Münster Erster Teil

      Stenderhoff, 1932 - Deckel leicht kratzspurig, Innentitel mit Namenseintrag, Seiten altersgemäß angedunkelt Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3217 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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