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        WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD? (1932)

      RKO 1932 - Vintage original 22 x 14" (55 x 35 cm.) window card poster, USA. Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff, Louise Beavers, dir: George Cukor, RKO. The famous predecessor to the A STAR IS BORN legend, re-made three times and here directed by George Cukor, who would make the 1954 version with Judy Garland. In this version, a popular film director whose career is in decline discovers a bright young woman whose career ascends. One thing this version had going for it was the lack of the Production Code, so Bennett was allowed to be saucier than the more wistful Gaynor and Garland characters (in this version named Mary Evans). Lowell Sherman, an actor/director, played a character modeled on himself (he was a known alcoholic), John Barrymore and silent director Marshall Neilan. Super 1930s Deco art depiction of Hollywood movie making encircles the Bennett and Sherman characters. Poster is in un-restored original condition. There are numerous nail and pinholes overall including at the top and on the imagery including Bennett's head and hair. Minor waviness. A really outstanding depiction of early Hollywood. VERY GOOD-FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Die Deutsche Atlantische Expedition auf dem Forschungs- und Vermessungsschiff "Meteor". Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse. Konvolut von 14 Bänden (II, III.3, IV.1, IV.2, V, VI, VII.2 + Atlas, VIII, IX.1 + Atlas, XI.2, XII.2, XV) und Beigabe.

      Berlin, Leipzig (de Gruyter) 1932-1939. - 30 x 23 cm, Orig.-Leinen / Orig.-Leinendecken / Orig.-Broschur. Mit zahlr. Textabbildungen, mehrfarbigen Tafeln, Fotos, Beilagen * Band 2: Die Echolotungen des "Meteor" (Maurer). - Band 3.3 (in 2 Lieferungen): Die Sedimente des Äquatorialen Atlantischen Ozeans (Correns; Schott). - Band 4.1: Ozeanographische Methoden und Instrumente (Wüst; Böhnecke; Meyer). - Band 4.2: Das Ozeanographische Beobachtungsmaterial; Serienmessungen (Wüst). - Band 5 (in 2 Lieferungen): Temperatur, Salzgehalt und Dichte an der Oberfläche des Atlantischen Ozeans (Böhnecke). - Band 6: Schichtung und Zirkulation des Atlantischen Ozeans. Schnitte und Karten von Temperatur, Salzgehalt und Dichte (Atlas) (Wüst, Defant). - Band 7.2 + Atlas: Ozeanographische Sonderuntersuchungen. Stereophotogrammetrische Wellenaufnahmen (Schumacher). - Band 8 + Beilagenheft: Das chemische Beobachtungsmaterial und seine Gewinnung. Kalziumkarbonat- und Kohlensäuregehalt des Meerwassers (Wattenberg). - Band 9.1 + Atlas: Die Verteilung des Sauerstoffs im Atlantischen Ozean (Wattenberg). - Band 11.2 + Beilagenheft: Allgemeine Biologie des Südatlantischen Ozeans: Das Pelagial der unteren Wasserschichten (Hentschel). - Band 12.2 (in 3 Lieferungen): Biologische Sonderuntersuchungen. - Band 15 (Text- und Tafelteil): Die aerologischen Methoden und das aerologische Beobachtungsmaterial (Kuhlbrodt; Reger). - Beigabe: Die Deutsche Atlantische Expedition auf dem Vermessungs- und Forschungsschiff "Meteor" 1925-1927. Gesammelte Expeditionsberichte. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Angela Sülzen]
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        The Disappearing City.

      New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1932 - Oblong octavo. Original green cloth, titles and design to front board in black. With the dust jacket designed. Light rubbing to ends and corners, partial tanning to spine and along the joint, tanning to endpapers, otherwise a sound copy in very good condition, with the dust jacket tanned and a little spotted, chipped at the ends and corners with some loss to around the head, a few other small closed tears and chips along the edges. Photographic frontispiece and plates. First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket, presentation copy inscribed by the author to the clients of his groundbreaking Malcolm Willey House in Minneapolis, "To Mr and Mrs Willey - from their architect - Frank Lloyd Wright." Malcolm Willey was an administrator at the University of Minnesota, and after reading a copy of Wright's Autobiography, commissioned him in 1932 to produce a "creation of art" - the product, which Wright named "Gardenwall", was completed in 1934, and is now considered a bridge between Wright's earlier Prairie School and his later Usonian style. It was also one of the first of his houses to push towards an open plan, moving away from the tradition of compartmentalising domestic functions and spaces into different rooms. Though undated, the inscription was almost certainly made during the period of this commission, and hence at or around the time of publication. The Disappearing City is a characteristically utopian tract by this great visionary of modern architecture, envisioning "the intelligent use of the machine" leading to gradual deurbanisation "end[ing] the illogical congestion and destruction of manhood in big - or little - cities". The book is scarce in the jacket, very scarce inscribed, and highly appealing with such a fine architectural association. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Twelfth Night

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1932 A very good copy of this beautiful limited edition produced by The Golden Cockerel Press with distinctive wood-engraved designs and illustrations by Eric Ravilious. No 94 of 275 copies, printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings, assisted by George Churchill. The Golden Cockerel Press, founded in 1920, was famed for quality - with hand-set print, use of hand-made paper or vellum; and fine illustrations - mostly wood-engraved. In the original Sangorski and Sutcliffe half leather binding with Ravilious illustrations to the front and back boards. The binding has some wear to the leather on the front board towards the base of the spine - where original ?worm damage has been repaired. The cloth is clean with a small scuff on the front board and more pronounced scuffing to the rear board. Cloth is slightly darkened towards the leather. Corners lightly bumped. The contents are in fine condition. There is a loose flyer 'Golden Cockerel Books for the Spring' enclosed. Please enquire if you would like more images to assess condition.

      [Bookseller: E C Books]
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        Christmas Pudding - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Thornton Butterworth, 1932 A first edition, first printing published by Thornton Butterworth in 1932. A fine book without any defects and no inscriptions. In a very good unclipped FIRST ISSUE wrapper with a chip to the head of the spine and a smaller chip to the spine tail. A patch of rubbing to the front panel with a small tape burn therein. Some rubbing to the edges. Overseas Edition stated to the spine. Housed in a cutom made clamshell box. An exceptionally scarce example of a book never usually found in the dust wrapper.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Brave New World

      Chatto and Windus, 1932 A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1932. A very good+ book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has been professionally restored and now presents well.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Disappearing City.

      New York: William Farquhar Payson,, 1932. Oblong octavo. Original green cloth, titles and design to front board in black. With the dust jacket designed. Photographic frontispiece and plates. Light rubbing to ends and corners, partial tanning to spine and along the joint, tanning to endpapers, otherwise a sound copy in very good condition, with the dust jacket tanned and a little spotted, chipped at the ends and corners with some loss to around the head, a few other small closed tears and chips along the edges. First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket, presentation copy inscribed by the author to the clients of his groundbreaking Malcolm Willey House in Minneapolis, "To Mr and Mrs Willey - from their architect - Frank Lloyd Wright." Malcolm Willey was an administrator at the University of Minnesota, and after reading a copy of Wright's Autobiography, commissioned him in 1932 to produce a "creation of art" - the product, which Wright named "Gardenwall", was completed in 1934, and is now considered a bridge between Wright's earlier Prairie School and his later Usonian style. It was also one of the first of his houses to push towards an open plan, moving away from the tradition of compartmentalising domestic functions and spaces into different rooms. Though undated, the inscription was almost certainly made during the period of this commission, and hence at or around the time of publication. The Disappearing City is a characteristically utopian tract by this great visionary of modern architecture, envisioning "the intelligent use of the machine" leading to gradual deurbanisation "end[ing] the illogical congestion and destruction of manhood in big - or little - cities". The book is scarce in the jacket, very scarce inscribed, and highly appealing with such a fine architectural association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The monasteries of the Wadi 'n Natrun. Part II: The history of the monasteries of Nitria and of Scetis.

      MMA, New York 1932 - Very rare, only 500 copies were printed. Metropolitan Museum of Art - Egyptian Expedition 07, MMA, New York, 1932. First edition. 4o, xliv & 500 pages, 8 plates. Bound in a beautiful modern half-leather. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        DIETARI DEL CAPELLÁ D'ANFOS EL MAGNÀNIM.

      - Imp. Fill de Vives Mora. Valencia. 1932. Acción Bibliográfica Valenciana. Folio. Papel hilo. Edición de 200 ejemplares numerados. XXXV pp.+508 pp+1 h. Enc. Holandesa con nervios de época. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asilo del libro]
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        The Four Gospels in the Original Greek

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932. First. hardcover. fine. Printed in red and black. Small folio, full red morocco elaborately stamped in gilt & blind with numerous borders enclosing four rectangles, also with borders; raised bands with 6 decorated panels on the spine, by the French Binders. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1932. Printed with the Greek type of Robert Proctor, the third book for which the type has been used, the others being The Oresteia, (1904) and The Odyssey, (1909). Two leather bookplates and the dentelles have offset on the flyleaves, otherwise fine, in a black leather-backed cloth slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        THE GAP IN THE CURTAIN

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1932. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19cm); hunter green cloth, with titles and author's initials stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 315, [1 blank], [4]pp ads. Small, faint rubbed spot to lower spine, a dozen or so foxed spots to text edges, else Near Fine. Dustjacket priced 7/6 net on spine; gently spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with some faint foxing to rear panel, a few small nicks and faint creases, and a 2.5" tear along lower front hinge, archivally mended on verso; Very Good+. A group of interconnected stories featuring Buchan's character Edward Leithen, centered around the adventures of a group of professional men who have been given a glimpse at the future; unable to share their secret knowledge, the characters attempt to either forestall or fulfill what they have seen. Hanna 81; Hubin, p.55; Bleiler (1978 ed.), p.33.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Memoria del Congreso celebrado en le Teatro de la Comedia de Madrid, los días 10 al 18 de Diciembre de 1919.

      Barcelona., Tipografia Cosmos 1932 - 386. Gr.8° OLn. Erinnerungen an den Kongreß der anarchosyndikalistischen CNT von 1919. In rotem Lederimitat gebunden; mit Goldprägung auf dem Buchrücken. Innenteil papierbedingt gebräunt. Kanten etwas bestoßen. 800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rotes Antiquariat]
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        Information. Wirtschaft - Wissenschaft - Erziehung - Technik - Kunst. Herausgeber: Genossenschaft für literarische Publikationen, Zürich. 1. Jahrgang 1932-1933, Heft 2-12 + 2. Jahrgang 1933-1934, Heft 1, 3-6.

      Zürich, Bücherstube und Versandbuchhandlung Dr. Oprecht + Helbling. - 1932 - Jahrgang 1: Heft 1 - 12, Jahrgang 2: Heft 1 - 6. cplt. in 18 Heften. 8°. Originalbroschurhefte. Bolliger 3,666 (ausführlich). - Originalausgabe. Vollständig, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar der progressiven, von Max Bill hervorragend gestalteten Zeitschrift. Herausgegeben von einer Gruppe von Intellektuellen im Umfeld der Bücherstube Oprecht. Eine der wenigen dezidiert antifaschistischen und progressiven schweizerischen Zeitschriften. - Mit Texten von Fritz Allemann, R. und Y. Allendy, Henri Barbusse, Hans Birkhäuser, Kurt Bitter, Paula Brupbacher, Robert, Bürger, Jakob Bührer, E.F. Burckhardt, Demian, Detektor, Herbert Ehmke, Ernst Emmenthaler (Schmidt), Faber (Schmidt), A. Feldmann, Hans Fischer, M.-Ed. Flürscheim, Ansegis Frank, Lothar Frey, Dr. Fuchs, Hermann Gauch, Pamphilus Gengenbach (Schmidt), Siegfried Giedion, Valentin Gitermann, Alfred Glarner, J.G. Gorkin, Heinz Greifl, Fritz Hammer, Oskar Hellmer, Helveticus (Schmidt), Ernst Henrici, Magnus Hirschfeld, Max Hodann, Arthur Holitscher, Hans Hügin, S. Hüttenmoser, R.J. Humm, Informator (Schmidt), J. Jerachimowitsch, Alfred Kantorowicz, Franz Keller, Kurt Kläber, Lenin, Franz Leschnitzer, Charles Mackenzie, Magister (Silone), Marsus (Silone), Werner M. Moser, Hans Mühlestein, Karl Münzer, Otto Muggli, Scott Nearing, Silvia Pankhurst, Erna Petersen, Stefan Pollatschek, N. Oggi, Max Raphael, Rigi, N. Ritchie, G. Ryklin, Adolf Saager, J.P. Samson, Polemos Satyros, Hans Scheer, Georg Schmidt, Hans Schmidt, Schreider, Georg Schröder, Ignazio Silone, Upton Sinclair, Dr. Sozi, Rudolf Steiger, Fritz Terkind, Minna Tobler-Christinger, Heinz-Harlad Trinius, Louis Vallon, Karl Vogt, J. Waetjen, Emil J. Walter, Fritz Wanner, Gustav, Winterstein, Herbert, Zam u.a. - Die Hefte des ersten Jahrganges jeweils mit einer Fotocollage von Max Bill. - Einige Hefte am Rücken etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Typografische Entwurfstechnik.

      Stuttgart, Akademischer Verlag Dr. Fritz Wedekind, 1932. - 29,7:21 cm. 24 S. mit Schriftbeispielen. Gelbe OBr. Original-Ausgabe. Einbd. leicht angestaubt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: M + R Fricke]
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        Architettura Rivista del Sindacato Nazionale Fascista Architetti Direttore Marcello Piacentini

      Roma, 1932, A. XI, n. 2, 4, 5, 6, 12 - 1934, A. XIII, n. 1, 2 - 1935, A. XIV, n. 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 - 1936, A. XV, n. 1 - 1937, A. XVI, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 - 1938, A. XVII n. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 - 1939, A. XVIII n. 2, 5 - 1940, A. XIX n. 1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, fascicoli di pp. 64 cadauno compl. ill. Non comune raccolta, alcuni fascicoli dai contenuti davvero eccezionali, ben conservati inoltre. Tutti :

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        Typed Letter Signed TOGETHER WITH Selections Autobiographical and Imaginative from the works of George Gissing with an Introduction by Virginia Woolf referred to by her in the letter SELECTIONS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND IMAGINATIVE. FROM THE WORKS OF GEORGE GISSING. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTES BY HIS SON. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

      London and New York: Virginia Woolf; Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1932 and 1929. First edition. Very Good/very good. An ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER SIGNED FROM VIRGINIA WOOLF to a Miss Middlebrook who presumably has asked Virginia Woolf for for information for use by Miss Middlebrook in a biography of George Gissing that she (Miss Middlebrook) apparently intends to write. Apologizing for her inability to be of much help to Miss Middlebrook, Woolf states: "I am afraid that I can give you very / little information about George Gissing. // I never knew him; my estimate, / expressed in my introduction, is / therefore solely of his work. I believe / that Mr Morley Roberts was a great / friend [typo corrected by Woolf in her hand] of his; and is still alive. But / I do not know where, [this comma added in Woolf's hand] or if he would be / willing to give you information.... / My impression is that Gissing lived a good / deal [sic] shut off from literary society, / and was not associated with any / group. Except for Mr. Wells I have never / met anyone who knew him." Woolf then expresses her doubts about whether or not a book about Gissing's private life would even be possible and states that if her letter's addressee desires to deal with Gissing's private life and that "...if so, / since he was unfortunate, I believe / in his marriage, and other relations / no doubt it would be best to / consult his son. If you are only deal / ing with his work, of course / he is an interesting writer, and / should make a good subject for / criticism. I am sorry to be so little help. // Yours sincerely // Virginia Woolf [Original Signature]. The letter is on Virginia Woolf's blue-green headed letterhead providing her 52 Tavistock Square address and her phone number. The letter is dated "10th Oct.I932". Affixed to a larger piece of stiff, toned, paper, the letter is in Very Good + condition with one horizontal fold and one vertical fold, and shows only minor toning; TOGETHER WITH a Very Good or better copy of the first American edition, first printing (the sheets of which were printed in Edinburgh, Great Britain, along with the sheets of the first UK edition), of "George Gissing Selections, Autobiographical and Imaginative, with Critical Notes by His Son, A. C. Gissing, and an Introduction by Virginia Woolf", the book showing modest rubs to the board corners and spine ends, as well as modest shelf wear to the board bottoms. The scarce dust jacket shows some edge wear, several short tears and tiny chips, and some wear to the spine head (where some incipient chips have been strengthened by a bit of archival binding tape applied to the spine head's verso. AN EXCELLENT AND QUITE UNCOMMON SET OF LETTER AND BOOK which are connected to each other, thus connecting two highly-notable 20th Century writers, each item being rather scarce, with the letter from Woolf having excellent content and, in spite of her protestations to the contrary, revealing the essence of George Gissing's character. [The letter is not in the Hogarth Press Edition of "The Letters of Virginia Woolf" edited by Nigel Nicholson.] QUITE SCARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Thirty Personalities and a Self-Portrait.

      London: Desmond Harmsworth,, 1932. Folio. Unbound sheets housed in the original white quarter cloth, black boards portfolio, title label to front board in black, original ties, patterned inner flaps. 31 lithographed reproductions of drawings by Wyndham Lewis, with the captioned tissue guards. Dampstain to cloth backstrip, portfolio a little rubbed and tanned, with wear to extremities and marks to boards, some gentle creasing foxing to tissue guards, a fine set of plates in a very good portfolio. Signed limited edition, number 191 of 200 sets signed and numbered by the artist. Sitters include Anthony Asquith, Stella Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Noel Coward, Augustus John, James Joyce and J. B. Priestley. The portfolio includes an introductory text by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autographed Letter Signed with excellent content

      New York, 1932. unbound. 4 pages (front and back) with each two-page spread measuring 6.75 x 10.5 inches, New York City, June 11, 1932. Written on the eve of his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court to powerful New York attorney Frederic R. Coudert, in part: "...I shall be busy the next two weeks picking up Honorary Degrees. They don't signify anything except that I have been appointed to an important office, but I take childish pleasure in collecting them, just as the simple-minded people feel in collecting stamps and beetles." One horizontal fold; staple holes in the upper right corner. Very good(+) condition. American jurist who served an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court (1932 - 1938).

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Thirty Personalities and a Self-Portrait.

      London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932 - Folio. Unbound sheets housed in the original white quarter cloth, black boards portfolio, title label to front board in black, original ties, patterned inner flaps. Dampstain to cloth backstrip, portfolio a little rubbed and tanned, with wear to extremities and marks to boards, some gentle creasing foxing to tissue guards, a fine set of plates in a very good portfolio. 31 lithographed reproductions of drawings by Wyndham Lewis, with the captioned tissue guards. Signed limited edition, number 191 of 200 sets signed and numbered by the artist. Sitters include Anthony Asquith, Stella Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Noel Coward, Augustus John, James Joyce and J. B. Priestley. The portfolio includes an introductory text by the artist. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO MELODRAMMA GIOCOSO IN DUE ATTI

      C.E.R., ROMA 1932 - ITALIANO A cura di Giovanni Bertati, pagine brunite ai bordi e con rara fioritura, coperta morbida con lievi segni del tempo La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        GUGLIELMO TELL MELODRAMMA TRAGICO IN QUATTRO ATTI

      C.E.R., ROMA 1932 - ITALIANO A cura di De Jouy e Bis, traduzione di Calisto Bassi, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo, copertina morbida leggermente ingiallita e con lievissimi segni di usura La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        Typed Letter Signed TOGETHER WITH Selections Autobiographical and Imaginative from the works of George Gissing with an Introduction by Virginia Woolf referred to by her in the letter SELECTIONS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND IMAGINATIVE. FROM THE WORKS OF GEORGE GISSING. WITH BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTES BY HIS SON. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY VIRGINIA WOOLF WAS $4,450 NOW $2,750

      London and New York: Virginia Woolf; Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1932 and 1929. First edition. Very Good/very good. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $4,450. NOW $2,750. An ORIGINAL TYPED LETTER SIGNED FROM VIRGINIA WOOLF to a Miss Middlebrook who presumably has asked Virginia Woolf for for information for use by Miss Middlebrook in a biography of George Gissing that she (Miss Middlebrook) apparently intends to write. Apologizing for her inability to be of much help to Miss Middlebrook, Woolf states: "I am afraid that I can give you very / little information about George Gissing. // I never knew him; my estimate, / expressed in my introduction, is / therefore solely of his work. I believe / that Mr Morley Roberts was a great / friend [typo corrected by Woolf in her hand] of his; and is still alive. But / I do not know where, [this comma added in Woolf's hand] or if he would be / willing to give you information.... / My impression is that Gissing lived a good / deal [sic] shut off from literary society, / and was not associated with any / group. Except for Mr. Wells I have never / met anyone who knew him." Woolf then expresses her doubts about whether or not a book about Gissing's private life would even be possible and states that if her letter's addressee desires to deal with Gissing's private life and that "...if so, / since he was unfortunate, I believe / in his marriage, and other relations / no doubt it would be best to / consult his son. If you are only deal / ing with his work, of course / he is an interesting writer, and / should make a good subject for / criticism. I am sorry to be so little help. // Yours sincerely // Virginia Woolf [Original Signature]. The letter is on Virginia Woolf's blue-green headed letterhead providing her 52 Tavistock Square address and her phone number. The letter is dated "10th Oct.I932". Affixed to a larger piece of stiff, toned, paper, the letter is in Very Good + condition with one horizontal fold and one vertical fold, and shows only minor toning; TOGETHER WITH a Very Good or better copy of the first American edition, first printing (the sheets of which were printed in Edinburgh, Great Britain, along with the sheets of the first UK edition), of "George Gissing Selections, Autobiographical and Imaginative, with Critical Notes by His Son, A. C. Gissing, and an Introduction by Virginia Woolf", the book showing modest rubs to the board corners and spine ends, as well as modest shelf wear to the board bottoms. The scarce dust jacket shows some edge wear, several short tears and tiny chips, and some wear to the spine head (where some incipient chips have been strengthened by a bit of archival binding tape applied to the spine head's verso. AN EXCELLENT AND QUITE UNCOMMON SET OF LETTER AND BOOK which are connected to each other, thus connecting two highly-notable 20th Century writers, each item being rather scarce, with the letter from Woolf having excellent content and, in spite of her protestations to the contrary, revealing the essence of George Gissing's character. [The letter is not in the Hogarth Press Edition of "The Letters of Virginia Woolf" edited by Nigel Nicholson.] QUITE SCARE INDEED.

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        Stamboul Train

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd., 1932. First edition, uncorrected proof copy, first state of the text. Not Set. Octavo. Original red wrappers, printed in black. Housed in a quarter green morocco solander box Wrappers a little marked and scuffed but actually a more than decent copy of a vulnerable production. The uncorrected proof copy of Greene's fourth novel is textually one of the more important of the early works. As with almost all proofs of that vintage, which were produced in very small numbers and rarely intended for public circulation, examples of Greene's publication are rare.

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Recent Florida Work by Treanor & Fatio: Architects

      1932 -

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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      - Denoël & Steele, Paris 1932, 12x19cm, broché. - edizione originale su carta con le attuali buone tutte le caratteristiche della prima estrazione. Bella copia completa del catalogo della sanzione redattore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant comportant bien toutes les caractéristiques du premier tirage. Très bel exemplaire complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Records of the Town of Brookhaven

      The Derrydale Press, New York 1932 - First editions, one of 200 copies. Folding map, facsimiles. xxi, 160; ix, 635; ix, 488 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Book A covers the periods from 1657-1679 and 1790-1798 and includes the Dongan Patent (1686); Book B, 1679-1756; and Book C 1687-1789. Siegel 42; Frazier R-3-a Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover, fine. In burgundy morocco backed drop box Folding map, facsimiles. xxi, 160; ix, 635; ix, 488 pp. 3 vols. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Les minutes de Sable Mémorial suivies de César antéchrist

      - Fasquelle, Paris 1932, 18x21,5cm, broché. - Collettivo Edition, una delle 50 copie numerate sul Giappone, l'unica grande carta. Illustrato libro di schizzi di Alfred Jarry. Bella copia di tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale collective, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, seuls grands papiers. Ouvrage illustré de croquis d'Alfred Jarry. Deux pâles mouillures en tête du dos. Exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        A Collection of Pamphlets and Broadsides from Franklin D. Roosevelt?s 1932 campaign.

      Twelve Pamphlets: "Campaign Book of the Democratic Party Candidates and Issues 1932"; "The Tragic Folly of the Past Four Years"; "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Who He Is, What He Has Done"; "Power Protection of the Public Interest"; "The Railroads: Republican Mistakes and Democratic Remedies"; "Tariff: Grundyism Responsible for Ills of the Farmer"; "Agriculture: What is Wrong and What to Do About It"; "The Labor Record of Franklin D. Roosevelt"; "Platform Adopted by The Democratic National Convention 1932"; "When Do We Eat?"; "President Hoover Stood For?" Two booklets: "Everybody?s Political P-R-I-M-E-R"; "What Our Government Should Do For Us, What We Should Do For Our Government: The Belief of Franklin Roosevelt As To What Makes Good Government And Good Citizens" Ten Broadsides: "As to ?Swapping Horses?"; "Three Reason Why Every Woman Should Vote for Roosevelt and Garner"; "Nobody Knows How Dry They Are"; "Your Electric Bill"; "The Forgotten Farmer"; "The Public Pays"; "Why Wage Earners Want Roosevelt and Garner"; "The Home Loan Bunk"; "Half a Million Life Insurance"; "First to Face the Emergency." OCLC records exist for a few of the pamphlets, but they are scarce, and only a few institutional collections have them, and if they do they are in the rare books special collections. There is only one record for one broadside. Everything is in very good to fine condition. One pamphlet has a neat signature on the top margin of the front cover. One broadside top edge is faded and has a very short tear.

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        Collection of 5 Original 1930's Artist's Fashion Sketches (Ladies Wedding & Fashion Artwork )

      n.p., 1932. Good. A nice collection of five original artist's fashion mockup sketches, probably created for catalog use. All are executed in a combination of pencil, ink and guache onto thick, blind stamped "Strathmore Drawing Board" with three boards measuring 23 wide x 29 inches tall, one 17 wide x 29 inches tall and one 14.5 wide x 11.5 inches tall. All are works in progress, having both artist and production notes, date and time stamps, soil (especially verso) and multiple finger prints from much handling and use with the occasional pin hole and one sketch having some paint splatters and an 1-1/2 inch closed tear to the foot - not affecting image. With the rubber stamp of "Robert Simpson Company" to one sketch and others with date stamps of 1932 and 1933. A study of the creation process of a 20th century fashion artist, as seen through their sketches, portraying some of the hottest emerging fashions in the early 1930's. Designed for the Robert Simpson Company, a successful department store chain founded by Robert Simpson in 1858.

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        Dancings.

      Paris: E. Flammarion, 1932 - 2 volumes, octavo (236 × 187 mm) Original plain light card wraps within the striking "neon" lithographic wrapper, the proofs, 20 leaves (c.252 × 194 mm) loose in matching wraps. The wraps of the book a little chafed at the extremities, light toning of the text, a scatter of foxing to the fore-edge with minor encroachment to the margins, else very good; the proofs and wraps altogether very good. First published in an edition of 500, plus 25 copies hors commerce, this one of 15 offered on Madagascar - the third tier of the edition - and here accompanied by a nearly complete suite - it lacks two of the duller images - of the illustrations offered with the 10 copies on Japon impérial. Lighthearted celebration of the "flora" and "fauna" of the "dancings" - night clubs - that proliferated in Paris in the inter-war years; "The Amercanized term un dancing referred to bars, nightclubs, and cabarets of varying sizes as well as to dance halls themselves. Un dancing, it seemed, required little more than upbeat music and a bit of room to move" (Jackson, Making Jazz French, p41). Miomandre's witty text is accompanied by some splendidly lively illustrations by Henri Gazan, hand-printed by Edmond Desjobert who produced work for Picasso, Chagall and Matisse. Wonderful evocation of les années folles including a "Salut a Joséphine [Baker]" with accompanying illustration which is worth the price of admission on its own.

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        Photographs and Letters, March-April 1932

      np: np. First edition. nb. UNPUBLISHED CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS OF EINSTEIN AND LETTERS BY WILLIAM HUBBARD OFFERING AN INTIMATE VIEW OF THE SCIENTIST ON VACATION. On March 2, 1932, at the height of his career and world fame, Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa set off on a vacation to their German homeland, departing from Los Angeles on the M. S. San Francisco. Another passenger aboard the ship was the renowned music scholar, William Lines Hubbard. Famous in his own right, Hubbard was the music critic for the Chicago Tribune and author of a definitive 11-volume work on the history of opera (published 1908).  Accompanying Hubbard was his companion Julia Reid, their cabins adjacent to that of the Einstein's. As was the practice during this era, Hubbard kept detailed journals and letters of his travel experiences. This collection, from the estate of Hubbard, contains the following items:
1. Three unpublished small black-and-white and sepia photographs.  The first photograph (4.5" x 2.5") pictures Einstein, his wife Elsa, the Ship's Captain, Hubbard (the tall figure) and three other of the ship's passengers, dated 3/14/32.  The second photograph (3.5" x 3.25") is an outstanding full front image of Einstein, his wife Elsa, and the ship's Captain. The final photograph (4.5" x 2.5") is a full frontal image of Einstein and his wife Elsa both seated in deck chairs with the ship's Captain standing behind.
2. Typed letter dated March 22, 1932, written while sailing through the South Atlantic. Six pages, typed front and back on two pieces (folded) of the ship's original stationary (approx. 7.5x11 in). Excerpts on Einstein include:

Of our Six Passengers two are Prof. Einstein and wife. They are proving very delightful companions-- sincere, unaffected and jolly. At first they were very reserved and merely bowed and smiled and "Guten-Morgan-ed" when entering and leaving the dining room, but when they had become rested and saw that none of the rest of us planned to intrude, they came forward and have been very genial. She is a great talker but talks interestingly. He walks deck smoking his stubby black pipe or whistling cheerily, his gray hair blowing in the breeze. Each forenoon and sometimes in the afternoon he goes to the piano and plays for half hour or so. Plays in that satisfying manner peculiar to a man to whom music is a comfort and who thinks musically. It is in no wise brilliant playing but it is throughly enjoyable to hear. The rest of the time he sits in his steamer chair or in his cabin reading or thinking. On the 14th he had his 53rd birthday and the Capt had ordered from La Libertad, Salvador where we had taken cargo the day before, large bunches of easter and tiger lilies which in the morning were on the Einstein table together with a birthday cake the ship's cook had made, and countless cards and letters which friends had sent. It was all a complete surprise to them both and their happiness was childlike in its spontaneity and sincerity. It was heart warming to watch them.They seem to appreciate being left to themselves and not being lionized. It is the third time they have come through the canal on these boards an they enjoy it to the full.
3. Typed letter dated April 1, 1932, written while entering the English Channel. Seven pages, on two (approx. 8.5x11in) sheets (folded) of the ship's original stationary.  Excerpts on Einstein include:

We had good fun watching for crocodiles along the banks as we came up the cut and Prof Einstein was especially gleeful when he discovered one...Professor Einstein loves the roung [sic] weather and has reveled in it. He and the Mme are proving very delightful fellow passengers. She is very chatty but chats interestingly and he struts up and down deck smoking his stubby pipe or whistling like a jolly kid his white hair blowing in the breeze.We have some talks occasionally and he yesterday when he saw the copy of Living Philosophies which I had given me [sic] before I left San Diego and in which his article is the first, took the book and autographed his picture and wrote in remembrance of the happy days on board the San Francisco. I don't think I told you of his birthday which occurred on the 14 of March the day before we reached the Canal. The Capt came to know if it and when the Einsteins came to their table at breakfast they found it decorated with three huge vases of Easter and Tiger lilies which the Capt had secured in La Libertad. The cook had made a gorgeously decorated Torte-- one of the filled and frosted German cakes-- and there were letters and telegrams from friends which had been sent in the Capt's care. It was a complete surprise to the Einsteins and they were like two happy kiddies. It was gladdening to watch their simple and keen enjoyment. Later we had pieces of the Torte which were a bit of muchness for breakfast but which of course we ate...
4. Typed letter dated April 24, 1932, written in Merano, Italy. Six pages on five (5.5x7in) sheets. 

While recalling a cargo transfer on the M. S. San Fransisco, Hubbard writes:The Einsteins were especially enthusiastic and we had a great fun over the boss of the unloading. He was a huge and tremendously rotund gent wearing a soft felt hat and a short overcoat the buttons of which seemed fated to "bust off" at any moment. His chief employment seemed to be running about from side to side of the dock, into the warehouse and out again, clambering onboard and then clambering off and all the time shouting orders at the top of his voice and gesticulating wildly. Einstein had been reading the "Living Philosophies" which I had loaned him and was especially curious concerning Mencken and how he happened to be included in the great ones in the book. I gave him an outline of Mr. M's greatness and assured him that the book cold [sic] well largely on account of M being included.  All of which amused the Einsteins greatly.  So when this wild boss hove into sight that morning and began his excited directing, Mrs E said "there is Mister Mencken" and thus he remained so long as we were in Rotterdam...The Einsteins were starting early the next morning for Berlin so they went about 9 pm to the custom house and had their 16 packages, bundles and gifts examined.  Frau Professor had a funny story to tell of their experience with the 150 pound bag of coffee that had been presented them in Salvador...


5. An official passenger list from the M. S. San Francisco printed on the ship's original stationary (4.75" x 8.25"), dated March 2, 1932. With "Professor Albert Einstein" and "Mrs. Albert Einstein" shown under the list of cabin passengers going from Los Angeles to Bremen.


6. A postcard depicting Hubbard's profile in black and white (3.45" x 5.45").

All items in very good condition (letters with wear and soiling at folds) and housed in a custom cloth presentation folder.RARE FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY REVEALING THE PERSONALITY OF EINSTEIN IN RELAXED AND INFORMAL MOMENTS.

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        The Natural History of Central Asia - The Central Asiatic Expeditions (complete set)

      Vols. I (The New Conquest of Central Asia, 1932), II (The Geology of Mongolia, 1927), IV (The Permian of Mongolia, 1931), IX (The Fresh-Water Fishes of China, 1943), X (The Reptiles of China, 1935) und XI (The Mammals of China and Mongolia), Part 1 (1938) und Part 2 (1940), 7 Bände insgesamt, mehr nicht erschienen. Im Originaleinband (Vols. I, IV und XI, Part 1, mit Schutzumschlag, unten leicht abgerieben) nur Vol. II ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit leicht verschmutztem Rücken und Sammlungsvermerk entfernt, sowie Bibliotheksprägung auf Titelblatt, ansonsten ein sehr schöner, insgesamt sauberer Satz. Weitere Bände der Reihe wurden beauftragt und offenbar z. T. geschrieben aber nie veröffetlicht.

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        Snooty Baronet

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd., 1932. First edition, first impression, first issue in the brick-red cloth and with the titles in gold. Not Set. Octavo. Original brick-red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket A superb copy in the truly exceptional dust jacket, just minimally faded at the spine. The original bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. The dye used by Cassell for the dust jacket of Snooty Baronet is extremely prone to fading - so much so that this present example, which does retain a distinct flush of blue at the spine, is just about the best I have handled. Whilst copies of this title in dust jacket are generally not too hard to find, examples in this condition are rare.

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        Photographs and Letters, March-April 1932

      np np: np. First edition. nb. UNPUBLISHED CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS OF EINSTEIN AND LETTERS BY WILLIAM HUBBARD OFFERING AN INTIMATE VIEW OF THE SCIENTIST ON VACATION. On March 2, 1932, at the height of his career and world fame, Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa set off on a vacation to their German homeland, departing from Los Angeles on the M. S. San Francisco. Another passenger aboard the ship was the renowned music scholar, William Lines Hubbard. Famous in his own right, Hubbard was the music critic for the Chicago Tribune and author of a definitive 11-volume work on the history of opera (published 1908).  Accompanying Hubbard was his companion Julia Reid, their cabins adjacent to that of the Einstein's. As was the practice during this era, Hubbard kept detailed journals and letters of his travel experiences.  This collection, from the estate of Hubbard, contains the following items:
 1. Three unpublished small black-and-white and sepia photographs.  The first photograph (4.5" x 2.5") pictures Einstein, his wife Elsa, the Ship's Captain, Hubbard (the tall figure) and three other of the ship's passengers, dated 3/14/32.  The second photograph (3.5" x 3.25") is an outstanding full front image of Einstein, his wife Elsa, and the ship's Captain. The final photograph (4.5" x 2.5") is a full frontal image of Einstein and his wife Elsa both seated in deck chairs with the ship's Captain standing behind.
 2. Typed letter dated March 22, 1932, written while sailing through the South Atlantic. Six pages, typed front and back on two pieces (folded) of the ship's original stationary (approx. 7.5x11 in). Excerpts on Einstein include:

 Of our Six Passengers two are Prof. Einstein and wife. They are proving very delightful companions-- sincere, unaffected and jolly. At first they were very reserved and merely bowed and smiled and "Guten-Morgan-ed" when entering and leaving the dining room, but when they had become rested and saw that none of the rest of us planned to intrude, they came forward and have been very genial. She is a great talker but talks interestingly. He walks deck smoking his stubby black pipe or whistling cheerily, his gray hair blowing in the breeze. Each forenoon and sometimes in the afternoon he goes to the piano and plays for half hour or so. Plays in that satisfying manner peculiar to a man to whom music is a comfort and who thinks musically. It is in no wise brilliant playing but it is throughly enjoyable to hear. The rest of the time he sits in his steamer chair or in his cabin reading or thinking. On the 14th he had his 53rd birthday and the Capt had ordered from La Libertad, Salvador where we had taken cargo the day before, large bunches of easter and tiger lilies which in the morning were on the Einstein table together with a birthday cake the ship's cook had made, and countless cards and letters which friends had sent. It was all a complete surprise to them both and their happiness was childlike in its spontaneity and sincerity. It was heart warming to watch them. They seem to appreciate being left to themselves and not being lionized. It is the third time they have come through the canal on these boards an they enjoy it to the full.
 3. Typed letter dated April 1, 1932, written while entering the English Channel. Seven pages, on two (approx. 8.5x11in) sheets (folded) of the ship's original stationary.  Excerpts on Einstein include: 

We had good fun watching for crocodiles along the banks as we came up the cut and Prof Einstein was especially gleeful when he discovered one... Professor Einstein loves the roung [sic] weather and has reveled in it. He and the Mme are proving very delightful fellow passengers. She is very chatty but chats interestingly and he struts up and down deck smoking his stubby pipe or whistling like a jolly kid his white hair blowing in the breeze. We have some talks occasionally and he yesterday when he saw the copy of Living Philosophies which I had given me [sic] before I left San Diego and in which his article is the first, took the book and autographed his picture and wrote in remembrance of the happy days on board the San Francisco. I don't think I told you of his birthday which occurred on the 14 of March the day before we reached the Canal. The Capt came to know if it and when the Einsteins came to their table at breakfast they found it decorated with three huge vases of Easter and Tiger lilies which the Capt had secured in La Libertad. The cook had made a gorgeously decorated Torte-- one of the filled and frosted German cakes-- and there were letters and telegrams from friends which had been sent in the Capt's care. It was a complete surprise to the Einsteins and they were like two happy kiddies. It was gladdening to watch their simple and keen enjoyment. Later we had pieces of the Torte which were a bit of muchness for breakfast but which of course we ate... 
4. Typed letter dated April 24, 1932, written in Merano, Italy. Six pages on five (5.5x7in) sheets. 

While recalling a cargo transfer on the M. S. San Fransisco, Hubbard writes: The Einsteins were especially enthusiastic and we had a great fun over the boss of the unloading. He was a huge and tremendously rotund gent wearing a soft felt hat and a short overcoat the buttons of which seemed fated to "bust off" at any moment. His chief employment seemed to be running about from side to side of the dock, into the warehouse and out again, clambering onboard and then clambering off and all the time shouting orders at the top of his voice and gesticulating wildly. Einstein had been reading the "Living Philosophies" which I had loaned him and was especially curious concerning Mencken and how he happened to be included in the great ones in the book. I gave him an outline of Mr. M's greatness and assured him that the book cold [sic] well largely on account of M being included.  All of which amused the Einsteins greatly.  So when this wild boss hove into sight that morning and began his excited directing, Mrs E said "there is Mister Mencken" and thus he remained so long as we were in Rotterdam... The Einsteins were starting early the next morning for Berlin so they went about 9 pm to the custom house and had their 16 packages, bundles and gifts examined.  Frau Professor had a funny story to tell of their experience with the 150 pound bag of coffee that had been presented them in Salvador... 


5. An official passenger list from the M. S. San Francisco printed on the ship's original stationary (4.75" x 8.25"), dated March 2, 1932. With "Professor Albert Einstein" and "Mrs. Albert Einstein" shown under the list of cabin passengers going from Los Angeles to Bremen.


 6. A postcard depicting Hubbard's profile in black and white (3.45" x 5.45").

 All items in very good condition (letters with wear and soiling at folds) and housed in a custom cloth presentation folder. RARE FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY REVEALING THE PERSONALITY OF EINSTEIN IN RELAXED AND INFORMAL MOMENTS.

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        Les Vitraux de la Cathédrale de Clermont-Ferrand (XIIe, XIIIe, XIVe, XVe Siècles)

      290 pp. scholarly text on the stained glass, notes including bibliographical material, numerous illustrations throughout including 11 full-page plates (9 in excellent color). Small folio. Wrpps. Clermont-Ferrand (Vallier) 1932. One of 400 copies.

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        Gesang zwischen den Stühlen.

      124 Seiten (2) Blatt Verlagswerbung 8, gebundene Ausgabe, hellblaer Original Seidenbatist-Einband mit Vignette auf dem Buchdeckel und schwarz geprägtem Titel auf dem Buchrücken im Originalschuber. mit Schutzumschlag, ungelesen und wie neu, eines von vierhundert numerierten Exemplaren für die Freunde des Verlages, hier die Nummer 208 vom Autor persönlich signiert. Lizensausgabe des Atrium Verlages in Zürich. Umschlagszeichnung Hrost Lemcke. Textillustrationen Erich Ohser. Liebe, Großstadt, Politik sind die Themen der Gedichte in diesem verblüffend aktuellen Buch, das erstmals 1932 erschien und von der zeitgenössischen Kritik als bis dato bester Lyrikband Erich Kästners gefeiert wurde: "Kästner hat scharfe Augen, man staunt, was er alles sieht, er sieht die Lüge, die Attrappe, die Kulisse, die Imitation, die die Gegenwart beherrschen. Uns lehrt er sie sehen."

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        Venusberg

      London: Duckworth 1932. The author's second book. One of approximately 3000 copies. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In the original pictorial dust wrapper. In a black cloth solander box with leather title label to front board and spine. Dj slightly edgeworn and spine slightly darkened. Jacket now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Minor darkening to fore-edge. Light foxing to prelims. No ownership names. Scarce in dust wrapper. Lilley A2 . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1932. 8vo..

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        Black Mischief.

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd,, 1932. Large octavo. Original violet buckram with gilt titles to the spine and vignette to the front cover. Eight full page illustrations, none of which appear in the trade edition, plus one full page map. A very good copy with the usual fading to the spine creeping onto the covers and a little wear to the spine ends. First edition, large paper issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Diana Cooper, "for Diana from Evelyn with his love", on the limitation leaf. An out of series copy from an edition 250 special copies on laid paper with additional illustrations by the author. Diana Cooper was at the time of this presentation one of Waugh's closest friends despite having only met a few months before. She was exactly the sort of woman Waugh liked, beautiful, intelligent and aristocratic and also something of a celebrity due to the success of her role in a new production of The Miracle. She was also married to a rising politician and moved in the highest social and political circles. At the time, Waugh was particularly prone to fall hopelessly in love, the latest object of his unrequited affections being Baby Jungman. It is plain that he was also very attracted to Diana Cooper and they became inseparable companions. Waugh accompanied her on a provincial tour of The Miracle, despite privately confessing his loathing for the play. It is likely that Waugh had an affair with Diana Cooper in mind, but whilst Duff, her husband was a notorious womaniser, that was never Diana's style. As it was, she and Waugh remained good friends for the rest of Waugh's life and he wrote her into his novel, Scoop (reappearing later in the Sword of Honour Trilogy) as the redoubtable Mrs Stitch. PROVENANCE: Lady Diana Cooper (1892-1986, authorial presentation inscription and bookplate, designed by Rex Whilstler, of Duff Cooper to the front pastedown).

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        Doom of Youth

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition, first impression. Not Set. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed and sunned dust jacket, with a couple of patches of tape removal to the verso and some veery minor loss at the corners. This novel is in part a satirical retort to Alec Waugh's 1917 novel Loom of Youth. Waugh successfully sued Lewis and the edition was withdrawn and destroyed after a mere 550 copies had been sold. As a consequence it is one of the toughest of all Lewis's works to find in collector's condition

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        Avant les photographies. Les portraits au physionotrace gravés de 1788 à 1830. Catalogue des 1800 premiers portraits de ce genre

      [4]-346 pp. Troyes, J.L.Paton, 1932, in-4, [4]-346 pp, broché, couverture illustrée de l'éditeur, Exemplaire numéroté 17 d'un tirage limité dont le nombre n'est pas donné, avec paraphe de l'auteur. Catalogue très rare. Historien du physionotrace, Hennequin dresse ici l'inventaire des portraits cotés "1" à "R27" gravés par Chrétien, inventeur du procédé, et par son associé Quenedey, et les sépare en deux séries : la société parisienne à la veille de la Révolution et les parisiens au temps de la Révolution. "Édition nouvelle illustrée" ; l'ouvrage a paru à l'origine dans les Mémoires de la Société Académique de l'Aube, tomes 92 et 93 (1929-1930). Les 3e, 4e et 5e séries, alors en préparation, n'ont pas paru. Le procédé du physionotrace, mis au point en 1783 par Gilles-Louis Chrétien (1754-1811), connut une véritable vogue jusque dans les années 1830 ; grâce à ces machines à dessiner, il était désormais possible au plus grand nombre de posséder une image de soi, privilège jusque là détenu par l'aristocratie et la riche bourgeoisie. "Peu onéreux, vite exécutés et faciles à transporter, ces portraits de poche, majoritairement donnés aux membres de la famille ou aux amis, peuvent aussi être distribués à des clients, des électeurs ou orner des livres. Avec d'autres médias mécaniques qui se multiplient avant le triomphe de la photographie, ces portraits révèlent la place croissante que joue la visibilité du quotidien dans les phénomènes de reconnaissance sociale" (Guillaume Mazeau, "Portraits de peu. Le physionotrace au début du XIXe siècle", Revue d'histoire du XIXe siècle, 45. 2012, pp. 35-52). Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi de l'auteur daté de Mars 1932 : "d'un Riceton [habitant de Ricey dans l'Aube] à un autre Riceton à propos d'un Riceton. Sympathique hommage de l'auteur à son collègue de la Société Académique de l'Aube". René Hennequin est également l'auteur, sur le sujet, d'une biographie d'Edme Quenedey : Un "photographe" de l'époque de la Révolution et de l'Empire. Edme Quenedey des Riceys (Aube), portraitiste au physionotrace, Troyes, J-L Platon, 1926. Couverture fanée, manque réparé en queue du dos.

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        Sartoris.

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1932. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in red, top edge stained red. With 8pp advertisements at the rear. With the Centaur Library issue dust jacket supplied from another copy. Housed in a burgundy quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Text somewhat browned but an exceptionally fresh copy in the somewhat tanned dust jacket. First UK edition, first impression, second binding but with the third state ads at the end, and with an example of the remainder dust jacket. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "William Faulkner for Else 11 Dec 1950". Signed and dated (1937) on the front free endpaper by the writer and journalist Thorsten Jonsson (1910?1950). Faulkner met Else Jonsson at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Sweden in December 1950. She was the recent widow of Thorsten Jonsson, the journalist and critic who had been instrumental in getting Faulkner published in Sweden. On the night of the Nobel dinner, 11 December, Faulkner walked Else home. He inscribed whichever copies of his books she had in the apartment and the two began a passionate affair which lasted several years. The couple met several times in Paris. Faulkner destroyed her letters to him but his side of the correspondence is one of the fullest and most remarkable extant. Faulkner's relationship with Else Jonsson was undoubtedly the most significant of his later life.

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        Tremblement de ciel (1928)

      in-8 de 62 et (2) pages Paris, Editions de l'as de coeur, 1932, , in-8 de 62 et (2) pages, exemplaire broché, couverture de l'éditeur imprimée en noir et rouge, Première édition française, avec un portrait de l'auteur par Juan Gris. Ex-libris de Marcel Bekus. Bel exemplaire, frais.

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        The History of the Microscope. Compiled from Original Instruments and Documents, up to the Introduction of the Achromatic Microscope

      XIV,266 pp. London, Charles Griffin and Compagny, 1932, in-8, XIV,266 pp, percaline de l'éditeur

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