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      - Rodez , P Carrère 1932. Grand In-4 broché, couverture à rabats. XVI + 181 pages. Bien complet des 12 eaux-fortes à pleines pages par l'auteur. Serpentes conservées. Petit accroc en dos. Exemplaire numéroté. Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Experimental Establishment of the Relativity of Time" in Physical Review 42, 1932, pp. 400-418

      BOUND FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT EXPERIMENTAL TEST OF THE LORENZ-EINSTEIN TRANSFORMATIONS DESIGNED TO DEMONSTRATE MOTION-INDUCED TIME DILATION. Kennedy and Thorndike "considered the mathematical treatment originally applied to the Michelson-Morley experiment to see if there was a way to.. discriminate between Lorentz ether theory and special relativity" (Marett, Conspiracy of Light, 2012). The primary goal of the authors was "to test the validity of the time dilation effect in the moving frame of the interferometer - as they state, 'the theory has needed confirmation, particularly in its most revolutionary aspect; i.e., its denial of a significance for absolute time'" (ibid). "At the time of the Michelson-Morley experiment in 1887, no one was ready for the idea that physics - including the speed of light - is the same in every inertial frame of reference. According to today's standard Einstein interpretation it seems obvious that both the Michelson-Morley and the Kennedy-Thorndike experiments should give null results. However, when Kennedy and Thorndike made their measurements in 1932, two alternatives to the Einstein theory were open to consideration (designated here as theory A and theory B)" (Wikipedia). "The two theories differed as to the effect of 'motion through absolute space' on the running rate of a clock. Theory A said No effect. Theory B said that a standard seconds clock moving through absolute space" would be governed by the Lorentz contraction" (Taylor). Ultimately, the Kennedy Thorndike experiment "ruled out theory A (length contraction alone) but allowed theory B (length contraction plus time contraction)" (ibid) By far the best description of the intent behind the 1932 experiment of R. J. Kennedy and E. M. Thorndike is present in the abstract to the paper itself: "None of the fundamental experiments on which the restricted principle of relativity is based requires for their explanation that the classical concept of absolute time be modified; the present experiment was devised to test directly whether time satisfies the requirements of relativity. "It depends on the fact that if a pencil of homogeneous light is split into two components which are made to interfere after traversing paths of different length, their relative phases will depend on the translational velocity of the optical system unless the Lorentz-Einstein transformation equations are valid. Hence, such a system at a point on the earth should give rise to an interference pattern which varies periodically as the velocity of the point changes in consequence of the rotation and revolution of the earth. The effect to be expected for a small velocity is so very small that it has been necessary to devise a special source of light, an interferometer of great stability and a refinement of the technic of measuring displacements in the interference pattern. "With this apparatus, we have shown that there is no effect corresponding to absolute time unless the velocity of the solar system in space is no more than about half that of the earth in its orbit. Using this null result and that of the Michelson-Morley experiment we derive the Lorentz-Einstein transformations, which are tantamount to the relativity principle" (Kennedy and Thorndike, 1932, 400). The experiment Kennedy and Thorndike devised was in fact quite similar to the Michelson-Morley experiment, though it differed in two important ways. First, the arms of the interferometer were of differing lengths; second, the apparatus was fixed in a lab and the interference fringes were observed over a period of months - an experiment that highly weighted the demands on the mechanical stability and constancy of the apparatus. "By making one arm of the apparatus much shorter than the other, the rotation of the earth causes differences in the travel times of the light rays between the longer and shorter arms. This would cause a fringe shift to result unless the frequency of the light source also changed to the same degree through relativistic time dilation (which it does). The experiment was conducted over a period of months and no significant fringe shift was found, demonstrating relativistic time dilation" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Institute of Physics, 8vo. Complete volume. [10], 928, [10]. Ex-libris bearing a small blind (uninked) stamp at the head of the first page (not the Kennedy paper); two small stamps, one on the rear of the title page, one at the foot of the contents page. Handsomely rebound in aged half black cloth over aged marbled paper boards. Gilt-ruled and lettered at the spine. Tightly and very solidly bound. New endpapers. Bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition.

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        Praxagora, adaptation de l'Assemblée des femmes d'Aristophane.

      Paris, Les Centraux Bibliophiles, 1932. 1 vol. in-folio. En feuilles, couvertures rempliées, sous chemise et étui. La chemise est frottée aux mors, et l'étui, aux angles.65 illustrations in-texte de Kuhn-Régnier, gravées sur bois par Pierre Bouchet.Cette édition, entièrement imprimée sur Japon double nacré, fabriqué spécialement pour les "Centraux Bibliophiles", est tirée à 130 exemplaires. Exemplaire nominatif, imprimé pour Tony Huber.

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        Propos d'un Solitaire. L'Architecture: Un Art...Un Métier

      130 pp., autobiography and essays on architecture by the architect and director of the École des Beaux-Arts (1932-37), with a tribute by J. Marrast and afterword by Paul Leon, discussing Pontremoli's own education, principal projects and commissions, and the teaching and profession of architecture in France, including curriculum vitae, illus. (some in color) plates after architectural drawings and plans, photographs, and sketches. Large 4to. Wrpps. Vanves 1959. This scarce volume describes the life of the architect, winner of the Prix de Rome (1890), and best known for his Neo-Classical buildilngs including the Kérylos villa in Beaulieu-sur-Mer and his illustrated surveys of classical architecture in Greece, Italy and Asia Minor. The formal plans, fanciful sketches, and more casual landscapes reproduced in this volume attest to his adept blending of a conservative education with the modern philosophies and styles of the early 20th century. As of January 2014, OCLC locates only 2 copies in North America.

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        Le Jour de l'An d'un Vagabond.

      Rouen, Société Normande des Amis du Livre 1932. In-8° demi chagrin noir à coins, couverture conservée. 8 charmantes gravures au burin en noir de Jean-Emile LABOUREUR. Tirage limité à 100 exemplaires. Un des 75 sur vélin teinté d' Arches avec un second état des gravures.

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        The Seal In The Bedroom & Other Predicaments.

      New York Harper and Brothers New York 1932 - First edition, third issue (same year as first), 4to., Introduction by Dorothy Parker, with original pen and ink illustration to upper pastedown and a further illustration and witty gift inscription to recto of front free endpaper, full-page printed caricatures throughout in eight parts: 1) Women and Men 2)The Bloodhound and the Bug 3) The Race of Life 4) Miscellany 5) The Bloodhound and the Hare 6) Tennis 7) Parties 8) The Collapse of Civilisation, age-toned and one closed tear to margin, not affecting image, otherwise fine, in original pictorial boards, a little rubbed and chipped at extremities, else very good; preserved in a handsome quarter green morocco solander box, gilt lettering to spine. James Grover Thurber (1894 – 1961), American author, journalist, playwright and most revered as a cartoonist and celebrated wit. He inherited his mother's talent as a joker, becoming one of the most popular humourists of his day. Thurber was particularly astute in portraying the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people. Possibly the most famous of his stories to be adapted for a film (and a remake) is; The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Bildpostkarte mit U. ("M. Schlick"). Millstatt, 23. VII. 1932.

      1932. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An Karl Trötzmüller: "Lieber Herr Trötzmüller, hier sehen Sie das stille Plätzchen wo ich mich zu erholen suche.Es gelingt auch ziemlich gut, obgleich die Sonne wenig dazu mithilft. Hoffentlich scheint sie bei Ihnen freundlicher. Es muss sehr schön in Churwalden sein wenn Ihre Karte einen richtigen Begriff von Ihrer Gegend gibt. Ich danke Ihnen herzlich dafür. Saxophonblasen ist sicherlich sehr lustig; hoffentlich bekommt es Ihnen gut [...]". - Die Bildseite mit einer Ansicht der Baumblüte am Millstättersee; leichte Verwischungen.

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        Records of the Town of Brookhaven

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1932. First editions, one of 200 copies. Folding map, facsimiles. xxi, 160; ix, 635; ix, 488 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original maroon cloth, town seal in gilt on upper cover, fine. In burgundy morocco backed drop box. 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

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        The Chinese Woman and Other Essays;

      [Peiping: publisher not identified,], 1932 & 1934. [together with:] The Chinese Woman and Four Other Essays. Second edition. 2 works, small octavo. Each side-stitched in grey paper wrappers, title label to front cover printed on white paper on first edition, on red paper on second. Printed on double leaves folded in Chinese style, second edition with fore edges unopened. A little wear, slight chipping at upper inner corner of front wrapper on second edition, excellent copies. First and second editions, both presentation copies from the author to the American diplomat William and Theodora Gleysteen of the Presbyterian Mission, Peking; the first edition inscribed by the author "To Mr and Mrs Gleysteen with compliments Sophia H. Chen Zen" at the head of the title page and, at foot, "Christmas, 1932. Peiping, China", and with the ownership ink-stamp of the recipients on the front inside wrapper and title page; the second edition inscribed "To Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Gleysteen with compliments S.H.C." on the inside front cover. Chen Hengzhe or Ch'en Heng-che (1890?1976), usually known in the West as Sophia H. Chen Zen, was a pioneering writer in the new literature vernacular Chinese style and a leader in the New Culture Movement. She was in the first group of female students sent to study in the United States by the Chinese government in 1914, the first female writer to publish a vernacular short story in 1917, and the first woman to be a professor at a Chinese university in 1920. The four essays in the first edition are: "The Chinese woman in a modern world"; "Outstanding cultural assets of the Chinese people"; "The Chinese points of view of the so-called material civilizations of the West", and "Summary of China's cultural problems". The second edition drops one essay and replaces it with two new ones, reordering the contents to: "The Chinese woman in a modern world"; "Influences of foreign cultures on the Chinese woman"; "A non-Christian estimation of the missionary activities"; "Outstanding cultural assets of the Chinese people": and "Summary of China's cultural problems". There is a new preface and an endnote on the complications of westernizing Chinese names. The son of the recipient of these two copies, William Henry Gleysteen Jr. (1926?2002), was later a controversial US ambassador to South Korea during one of the most turbulent periods of the country's modern history.

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        Autograph postcard signed. Garmisch, 9. III. 1932.

      1932. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address. To Edgar Luis's concert office in Innsbruck, discussing travel plans and how they are affected by the immense March snowfall: "Ich wollte Freitag spätestens Samstag früh mit Auto nach Turin fahren. Wir haben hier kolossalen Schneefall. Bitte schicken Sie mir auf meine Kosten morgen Donnerstag Nachmittag eine Depesche, ob der Brenner passierbar [...]". - Some waterstaining; the picture shows Strauss's country house in Garmisch.

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        Dictionnaire de Spiritualité ascétique et mystique, doctrine et histoire (56 volumes).

      Gabriel Beauchesne et ses Fils, 107 fascicules en 55 volumes + 1 volume de Tables Générales. 1932-1994 Les 6 premiers fascicules sont reliés en un volume, le reste des volumes est broché. Premier volume (relié) : reliure frottée, coiffe de tête émoussée, plats d'origine conservés, intérieur propre. Couvertures en état moyen (des manques de papier sur les hauts et les bas des dos, dos insolés et tachés, un volume porte des tampons), intérieurs propres. Le Dictionnaire de spiritualité est un ouvrage de référence publié sous la responsabilité de la Compagnie de Jésus. Son titre complet est Dictionnaire de spiritualité. Ascétique et mystique. Doctrine et histoire. Il comprend plus de 60 000 pages et plus de 100 millions de caractères.L'idée de cet ouvrage monumental fut conçue en 1928, et la parution des volumes dura plus de soixante ans : de 1932 à 1995. Les premiers collaborateurs furent les jésuites Joseph de Guibert, Marcel Viller et Ferdinand Cavallera. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Im Lande der Heinzelmännchen. Ein Schattenspiel von K. Zbornik m. Versen v. J. Girziczka. Vienna, October 1932.

      1932. Oblong folio (300 x 223 mm). 10 pp. German verses in ink. With 10 ink silhouettes on sprinkled background. Autogr. artist's dedication signed on front flyleaf ("Karl Zbornik"). Contemp. boards; spine and corners reinforced with cloth. Ink cover illustration and title. Charming, unpublished manuscript children's book, a unique work which the artist dedicates to his "dear little friend Hans for his birthday". The rhymes are by the unknown poet J. Girziczka. - Slightly fingerstained near beginning; binding loosened.

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        Fairy Tales

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1932. Small quarto. Original terracotta-coloured cloth, titles and pictorial decoration to spine and front cover gilt, top edge brown, pink and white pictorial endpapers. Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Jacket only slightly soiled, old tape repair to back panel. An excellent copy; loosely inserted is a bookseller's promotional flyer for "The Best Books of the Season 1933-34" (issued by the publisher Peter Davies) and carrying a full-page colour illustration by Rackham. First trade edition, first impression.

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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. 521. 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 near fine, partially uncut copy. Housed in the original (slightly worn) slipcase with matching limitation number to spine.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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        La Brière.

      L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1932, 1 volume de 165x235 mm environ, 324 pages, reliure signée Lix, en plein maroquin cognac, dos à 5 nerfs portant titres dorés sur pièces de titre havane, tranche de tête dorée, gardes moirées havane, contreplat encadré d'un double filet doré, couverture et dos d'origine conservées. Exemplaire n° 89, un des 150 exemplaires sur Japon Impérial avec une suite en noir des illustrations en couleur de Henry Cheffer. Dos très légèrement insolé, sinon bon état.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Keeper of the Keys: A Charlie Chan Story

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 307 pp. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Slick black cloth has some scuffs, name written on front flyleaf. Jacket is bright and unfaded, though chipped at extremities (especially head and tail) with some small closed tears and creases, price intact ($2.00). The final Charlie Chan mystery, rare in such a nice jacket.

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        Autograph postcard, signed and illustrated. [Bruxelles, August 1932].

      1932. 1 p. 8vo. Together with a b/w photography. To Belgian writer Marcel Lecomte, apologizing for being indisposed: "Mon cher ami, J'ai été empêché au dernier moment. Veuillé bien me faire signe dés que tu seras de retour. Je suppose que ceci te ressemblera un peu à ce moment. (Dessin de Magritte) A bientôt et amitiés | Magritte". - Magritte's illustration is depicting the same motif as the enclosed photography, showing Lecomte walking backwards when arriving at the Gare du Midi with some books.

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      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot: 1932. dj : , 1932. Hardcover first edition - Third novel by this influential Harlem Renaissance writer - considered the first 'modern' African American woman novelist, editor of 'The Crisis.' This book is known in two English bindings, a bright blue and a light green. While no definite priority has been established, since the color of the blue binding is picked up by the design of the dustjacket (thus making the overall design more satisfying) and since the blue binding bulks slightly thicker than the light green, an argument can be made that the blue would be priority A. Certainly the blue binding is the more attractive version. Very good+ in bright blue cloth with publisher's stylized EM logo on bottom on spine - very minimal shelfwear, some discoloration to edges of textblock, pages almost white with no foxing and only very slight toning. Dustjacket has a little loss at the upper corner of the front fold and at the folds at the sides of the spine, but is overall in very good condition, bright and attractive, and extremely uncommon. .

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        Laughter In Hell [Signed]

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, Inc, 1932. First Edition. The author's ninth book, "set in the 1880's, about an Irish-American railroad man who is sentenced to a chain gang after killing his wife and her lover in a jealous rage" (Prouty, Howard. The Dozen and One: A Field Guide to the Books of Jim Tully, p.[11]). The second and last of Tully's books to be adapted for the silver screen, basis for Edward L. Cahn's 1933 film of the same name, which cast Tully himself alongside Pat O'Brien, Tommy Conlon, and Merna Kennedy. HANNA 3570. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); gray cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in black on spine; red topstain; dustjacket; viii, [9]-266, [6]pp. Signed by Tully on the front endpaper. Hint of offset to endpapers, else a tight, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), lightly edgeworn, with a handful of short, closed tears; spine panel notably bright and unfaded; Near Fine.

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      EDITION DU CENTENAIRE AVEC DOCUMENTATION ICONOGRAPHIQUE MISTRALIENNE - DEUX VOLUMES - PARIS LIBRAIRIE DELAGRAVE 1932 - SOUS LA DIRECTION DE V. TUBY - FORMAT 25X33 CM - RELIURE DEMI CHAGRIN VERT BLEU - DOS A QUATRE BERFS - DECOR D'ABEILLE ET DE SOLEIL REPOUSSÉ À FROID - TITRE ET NOM D'AUTEUR DORÉ - PLATS PERCALINE BLEUE - COUVERTURES CONSERVÉES - 1896 PAGES (FOLIOTAGE CONTINU) - ROUSSEURS SUR LES COUVERTURES CONSERVÉES (PAPIER SANS DOUTE ACIDE) - INTÉRIEUR TRES FRAIS - ICONOGRAPHIE EN NOIR IMPORTANTE - RELIURE EN TRES BON ETAT SI CE N'EST UNE MARQUE D'UN ROND DE VERRE SUR UN PLAT (VOIR PHOTO) - BON ENSEMBLE EN BON ETAT Très important ouvrage qui embrasse tous les parlers du midi, en y joignant quelques parlers franco-provençaux comme le dauphinois et le forézien. Mistral n'a négligé aucune source et il a fait des extraits de nombreux auteurs de différentes régions, ce qui lui a permis d'illustrer son dictionnaire de nombreuses citations. Wartburg "Bibliographie des dictionnaires patois", 789.

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      1932. ICT. 1932-2003. In-8.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable. Env. 170 numéros. Ouvrages manquants entre 1957 et 1969. Quelques numéros manquants au sein des autres années. Ouvrages de 1932 à 1934 en état d'usage. Ouvrages de 1935 à 2003 en bon état. Quelques tampons et annotations de bibliothèque sur les 1ers plats. Publié par l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse. Du n° 9-10, nov.-déc. 1932 au n° 4, oct.-déc. 2003. Sommaire du n° 9-10, nov.-déc. 1932 (dont le 1er plat manque): Un épisode de la jeunesse de Léon Bloy, Lettres et documents inédits, Fernand Bousquet. Il y a 30 ans une croisade de libre pensée, Louis Capéran. Le Décret du Concile de Trente sur la Pénitence et l'Extrême-Onction, nov. 1551, Ferd. Cavallera. Chronique de l'Institut. Sommaire du n° 4, oct.-déc. 2003: Clément Nastorg, La laïcité du Midi toulousain. Stéphanie-Marie Morgain, La transmission de la doctrine thérésienne de l'oraison mentale: les 'Avis pour les spirituels' du Père Cyprien de la Nativité de la Vierge (1605-1680). J.F. Galinier-Pallerola, La distinction entre charisme du fondateur et charisme de fondateur dans l'Ordre des Prêcheurs. Pierre Debergé, Chronique biblique.

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        Young Lonigan: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets

      New York: Vanguard Press. 1932. First. First edition, first issue. Introduction by Frederic M. Thrasher. Top corner a little bumped, a little rubbing on the topstain else about fine in just about fine dustwrapper with a very light soiling, a couple of tiny tears, and none of the usual spine-fading. A very nice copy of the true first edition, in brown cloth and slightly taller than the blue cloth 1935 reprint with which it is often confused. Farrell claimed only 533 copies of the book were sold. The first issue is scarce in the correct jacket, particularly without the chipping to which it is prone. The first book in the Studs Lonigan trilogy, this book was selected as number 29 on the Modern Library's list of the best 100 novels of the 20th Century. .

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        Come to the Cook-house Door! A V.A.D. in Salonika.

      London: Herbert Joseph, 1932 - Octavo. Original pinkish rough cloth, lettered in black to spine and front board, bugle device to the front board. With the dust jacket. Very good in slightly rubbed jacket. First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the jacket. Just four copies on COPAC, OCLC adds five. This copy inscribed on the second blank; "Good wishes from Juliet de Key Whitsed, May 1935". Illuminating and entertaining diaries of "adventure and work" of a VAD in Salonika from June 1917 to June 1919, "lively" (Matthews). Whitsed later published on "Diet in a Modern Hospital" (1934), and "Scientific Catering for Institutions" (1937). Lengel 925; Matthews W226 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tight Lines [SIGNED]

      Tight Lines Publishers, Los Angeles 1932 - 8vo, 239 pp, bound in full leather with title and image of swordfish stamped on front cover, top edge gilt. A clean, sound copy, neatly re-backed in closely matched leather, with most of original spine laid down. Inscribed by Bandini under his tipped-in photo "Perhaps this will bring back memories of 'Palatial' days -- Good luck, Ralph Bandini." The inscribee is not named. Bandini (1884-1961) was a pioneer 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?.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" (International Game Fish Association). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Moslem Pilgrimage.

      Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Limited,, 1932. An authentic account of the journey from Egypt to the holy land of Islam, and a detailed description of Mecca and Medina and all the religious ceremonies performed there by the pilgrims from all parts of the Mohammedan world. Small octavo (180 x 122 mm). Original blue quarter cloth, light blue paper boards, half-tone reproduction of Ibrahim Rifat Pasha's photograph of the Egyptian mahmal mounted to front board within printed titles as issued. 37 half-tone plates from photographs by Ibrahim Rifat Pasha, Batanuni Bey, and Sadiq Bey (i. e. "Mohammed Sadek Pasha"). Contemporary ownership inscription "A little Easter thought, Cairo - 1934" to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, wear to headcaps, tips lightly rubbed and bumped, boards sunned, front inner hinge split at head but holding, text-leaves toned, plates bright and fresh, a very good copy. First and only edition of this uncommon account of the Hajj, collecting some of the earliest and most important photographs of Mecca and Medina. A decidedly scarce title on the market, with two copies traced at auction; Copac traces three copies only in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, London Library and Glasgow), OCLC adds fourteen world-wide. "Socrates Spiro (1868-?) was an Egyptian of Syrian and Greek descent. He was educated at the American Mission College in Cairo. His first post was as a private secretary of the undersecretary of state for finance, and later he became director of Egyptian ports and lighthouses ? In 1907 Spiro went to work in Geneva as a lecturer of Arabic at the university there. He returned to Egypt in 1912, where he first worked for the Egyptian Gazette and then was appointed Arabic editor of the Egyptian Mail ? In 1932, he published a book titled The Moslem Pilgrimage. After that, all traces of Socrates Spiro seem to vanish, which is strange for a man who held such high public functions" (Bassioney, Al-Arabiyya, Volume 47, p. 3). Chapters cover the Egyptian mahmal (official caravan), the Cairo-Mecca route, the Suez-Jeddah route, Mecca, Medina, and the Haifa-Medina railway. "My first authority is the late Mohammed Sadek Pasha, who was an officer on the staff of the Egyptian Army and visited the sacred towns more than once and embodied all the information he obtained at first hand in a book now out of print [Mash'al al-Mahmal, 1881] ? My second authority is Mohammed Labib Al-Batanuni Bey, who accompanied the ex-Khedive Abbas Pasha in 1909 to the Hedjaz, and subsequently published a record of this journey [al-Rihlah al-Hijaziyah, 1911]. My third authority is a number of newspapers articles relative [sic] to the officials who accompany the caravan, much information about the sacred towns, etc., and my fourth is that of men who made the journey ? The illustrations ? are principally drawn from the above two works, and from that of Ibrahim Rifat Pasha [Mir'at al-haramayn, 1924], the most complete on the subject" (Preface).

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        An Outline of Philosophy. [First UK Edition, Second Impression]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Allen & Unwin, [1932]. 8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper; original blue buckram, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at end. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

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      Ed. Ettore Cozzani 1932. Anno di edizione:1932 - Pagine:60 - Lingua:Italiano - Altezza cm:34 - Larghezza cm:24,5 - Tipologia illustrazioni:disegni, in bianco e nero, a piena pagina - Condizioni del prodotto:Perfette - Segni particolari:Prima Edizione - Note:Intonso - Pos:LUG01 -   In assoluto la più bella rivista del '900, impressa su sontuosa carta filigrana. Provenienza: Archivio privato Ettore Cozzani

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        L'Eroica. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani. N. 166.

      Milano, A. XX-XXI, giugno, 1932, fascicolo in-4to brossura originale con copertina illustrata a colori (di Remo Branca), numero 166, pp. 60 con dodici tavole fotografiche (4 dellÕarchitetto Emidio Ciucci) e otto tavole xilografiche a piena pagina: L'eta' dei cavalli, Fontana di convento, Eta' tragica, Il Tirso, Il grano, Chiacchere paesane, La via della fontana e Il discorso dell'acqua viva. Numero dedicato a Francesco Falcone e a Remo Branca. In stato di nuovo.

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        Catalogue des manuscrits Turcs de la Bibliothèque Nationale. I. Ancien fonds, nos 1-396; Supplément, nos 1-572; II. Supplément, nos 573-1419. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, 1932-33. - Two volumes. Crown quarto. Pp. viii, 402; 314. Includes additions and corrections. Indices. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's full green cloth, silver lettering to spine, bit dull and faded, spine ends slightly bumped. In a very good condition, fine interiors. ~ First edition. Complete. Rare.

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        Sister Anne.

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1932 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, some spots to spine panel, contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the jacket with faded spine and some chips to extremities. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations by Katherine Sturges. First edition, second issue. With the frontispiece opposite the title page (it was first published incorrectly opposite p. 7). Linder, p. 430; not in Quinby. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1932. Rodez , P Carrère 1932. Grand In-4 broché, couverture à rabats. XVI + 181 pages. Bien complet des 12 eaux-fortes à pleines pages par l'auteur. Serpentes conservées. Petit accroc en dos. Exemplaire numéroté. Bon exemplaire.

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        Sister Anne.

      Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1932 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine faded, some spotting to edges of text block, contents toned. A very good copy in the jacket with some chips to spine ends and panels. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations by Katherine Sturges. First edition, first issue. With the frontispiece incorrectly published opposite p. 7, rather than than title page. A Fairy Caravan offshoot, this is Potter's version of the tale of Bluebeard. It was withdrawn from The Fairy Caravan due to its length, and Potter now offered it to McKay as a story on its own. Due to her age and poor eyesight, Potter was unwilling to undertake the illustrating of Sister Anne, but was very pleased by the pen-and-ink artwork prepared by Sturges, commenting "Do thank Katharine Sturges from me for interpreting just what I meant!" It was never formally published in the UK, though some unbound sheets were submitted for copyright purposes. It was the last of Potter's books to be published in her lifetime. Linder, p. 430; Quinby 31. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Guest Book for the Château de Suisnes

      1932-1973 1932 - A guest book with entries by the cream of High Society, including Doris Duke, Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII, Perle Mesta (the "Hostess with the Mostess"; the entry was made while she was the Ambassador to Luxembourg), Millicent Hearst, Hohenlohes, Armours, and on and on. 4to. 32 by 26.5 cm. Over 230 pages chock-a-block with the inscriptions, followed by about 50 blank leaves. The chateau was a setting where super-rich Americans hobnobbed with European aristocrats, not a few of whom were originally American. Some other names we recognize: Marjorie Oelrichs, who married bandleader Eddy Duchin and was the mother of Peter Duchin, actress and then ur-interior decorator Elsie de Wolfe (signing as Elsie Mendl), decorator and Edith Wharton collaborator Ogden Codman, Margaret Copley Thaw -- the Countess of Perigny, A. Hamilton Rice, an Amazon explorer and husband to a Widener widow, various Houghtons, Brokaws, Dillons (including Douglas), Lewisohns, etc. It is a safe assumption that virtually all the guests were very wealthy, or believed to be, or very socially connected, and the names that may today be obscure would have been widely known from the society pages back when. Many of the guests were repeat visitors. Occasionally a guest would not just sign his name, but would write a short appreciation, a bon mot or stab at wit, sketch something cute, or the like. Also coming with the album are several pieces that were always separate but probably always resided within its cover. Given the abundance of bold lettered names, it remains a question mark who was the actual owner and host/hostess at the Chateau de Suisnes during this period. From the album we know that the owners were known to their friends as Wally and Kitty. Other than that, our best information based on a superficial Google search is that it was the property of the Baron de Noirmont, whose family name was Coffinhal. The Gruel binding is a highly decorative full brown morocco, with a wide border band of interlaced leaves, ruled lines and tiny tulip buds. In the center is a gilt crown and a ribbon flourish below bearing the name, "CHATEAU DE SUISNES", etched out of the gilt. The spine compartments, between the raised bands, have floral devices. The endpapers are a green silk moire. Thre are a few round stains on teh front board -- only one stands out -- probably from a resting cup. The hinge is cracked near the front, with an unlovely tape repair. Still, a most attractive album befitting a grand chateau.

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        Oeuvres d'Hippocrate. Oeuvres complètes. En 4 volumes. Illustrations de Kuhn-Régnier. 1932-1934. 64 compositions couleurs en planche par Kuhn-Régnier.

      Javal et Bourdeaux, 1932-1934. Broché sous couverture rempliée, chemise cartonnée avec dos en maroquin rouge et emboitage. 288, 296, 287, 335p. Un des 2000 ex. sur Vélin Marais. N° 413. Quelques frottements aux emboitages. Intérieur de toute fraîcheur.

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        Fairy Tales.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1932. Quarto (262 x 189 mm). Specially bound for the publisher in green full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered and panelled spine, concentric gilt panels on sides with gilt corner ornaments from designs by Rackham, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, two-line gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers (the original pictorial endpapers bound in after binder's blanks). With the publisher's card slipcase (with hand-numbered label). Colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Very slight shallow indentation to front cover. An excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 1 of 525 copies signed by the artist. This is one of around ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher from the total edition, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham 1932" and captioned "The Tinder Box"), and illustrating the opening of the story on page 155, showing the soldier hiding in a tree and the old witch holding the other end of a rope. Describing his artistic method for these "specials", Rackham pointed out that "my little sketches must inevitably be of a light hearted or joking nature... They have to be spontaneous and free handed. The nature of the paper is such that there can be no preparatory drawing and no alterations". Riall comments that "From The King of the Golden River [1932], Harrap issued nine or ten copies, seven being for sale, of a special issue of the first limitation numbers of the limited edition" (A New Bibliography of Arthur Rackham, 1994, p. xvi).

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        Die Buchillustration des XVIII. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland,

      Frankfurt a.M., Maximilian-Gesellschaft 1932-1934, 320x220mm,113 + 243 + 156Seiten, Verlegereinband. Sous emboîtages.Num. Ex. Büttenpapier Nr. 64. Bd. 1, Nr. 61 Bd. 2, Nr 61 Bd. 3.

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        The Sino-Japanese War in Shanghai

      North-Daily News & Herald, Ltd, Shanghai 1932 - Sole edition. Cartographic endpapers, 138 photographic illustrations and 12 cartoons. 48 pp. Oblong 4to. "This album of views of the Sino-Japanese conflict at Shanghai consists principally of views taken in the field by Chinese, Japanese and British photographers. Generally speaking, few restrictions were placed on the free movement of accredited photographers during the operations, and in this sense it is a unique record of modern war at close quarters."This volume serves as a sort of companion volume to the work Sino-Japanese Disturbances published in Shanghai in the same year. Both works commemorate the First Battle of Shanghai, which was the culmination of events beginning with the Mukden Incident the previous year. Publisher's cloth backed boards, a little dusty, some minor edgewear. Very good Cartographic endpapers, 138 photographic illustrations and 12 cartoons. 48 pp. Oblong 4to

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        Thoughts and Adventures

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a beautifully fine jacketed copy of the first edition, first printing ? quite scarce thus. Churchill's collection of 23 engaging essays on an incredibly wide variety of subjects was first published in 1932. It has been called "The broadest range of Churchill's thought between two hard covers" and reflects the two qualities that so characterize Churchill's life - a remarkable breadth of both mind and life experience. From the original front flap blurb: "Whether he is dealing with personal reminiscences, or telling us his views on any subject under the sun, Mr. Churchill stamps the page with his own vivid personality." In a 31 May 1932 letter to his publisher about the book, Churchill characterized it thus: "...although there is no one single theme, it has some of the best things in it I have ever written." The khaki cloth unique to the first printing of this edition is notoriously prone to scuffing, wear, and soiling, the contents proved highly susceptible to spotting, and the first printing dust jacket has become quite scarce in anything approaching collector-worthy condition. This copy is near fine in a near fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is entirely complete and unusually clean. We note only fractional wear to extremities. Spine presentation is impressive, with only a trivial hint of toning and soiling and a tiny scuff to the black rule at the spine head. Short closed tears of approximately .75 inch at the upper hinges and lower front hinge disappear beneath the removable, archival quality clear dust jacket protector. The book beneath is clean and bright as only jacketed copies can be. The khaki cloth binding is exceptional ? square, strikingly clean, and vividly bright with sharp corners. The contents remain crisp and bright. The book feels unread. We find no previous ownership marks. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. Spotting endemic to this edition is exceptionally light within, where it is confined to the endsheets and prelims. Externally, spotting is light on the otherwise bright fore and bottom edges, heavier to the top edge. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.1.a, Woods/ICS A39(aa.1), Langworth p.156.

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        Autograph Quotation signed ("A. Yehca"). In French. [Paris]., 24. I. 1932.

      1932. Folio. 1 page. Ministry headed blue notepaper mounted on uncut wove paper, bearing the Schoellers-Parole blind embossed seal, margins uncut. The original autograph contribution of the Egyptian Foreign Minister to the Committee of the World League for Peace (Ligue Mondiale pour la Paix), a remarkable organization formed in 1925 with close ties to the League of Nations. The Committee itself was composed of such notaries as Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, King Carol II of Romania, John D Rockefeller, Marie Curie, and Albert Einstein, who personally gathered the present manuscripts over the course of seven years (1925-32). Among the public figures who contributed to the project were dignitaries from the newly-created League of Nations' member states. "Peace, the ultimate goal of all nations, can only dare to be conceived if all states are equally imbued with their reciprocal rights. [Signed] A. Yehca." Pax Mundi. Livre d'or de la paix. Enquete universelle de la Ligue mondiale pour la paix sous le haut patronage de son comite d'honneur avec l'approbation de la Societe des nations, du Bureau international du travail et de la Cour permanente de justice internationale. Geneve, Societe paxunis, 1932.

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        Amid These Storms

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1932 - Red cloth with gilt lettering stamped on front and spine. Dust jacket with $3.50 price. Mylar cover. Binding itself is fine. Unfortunately, the dust jacket is chipped on spine, missing the "mid" in "Amid". One other slight chip on front, else good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Black Mischief

      Farrar & Rinehart, inc., New York 1932 - Green cloth unevenly faded as often seen with this title, but still bright. Top edge stained red, with illustrated endpapers. First edition with the F&R logo on copyright page. Dust jacket somewhat aged, expertly restored. First U.S. edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stamboul Train

      London: William Heinemann Ltd. 1932. 307 pp. Original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. In original pictorial dust wrapper. Dw slightly chipped at spine ends & extremities, but now protected in a clear plastic sleeve. Minor marks to cloth. Early ink name to front pastedown dated 'Dec. 1932.' Internally very clean. Corrected text as usual. First edition of the author's fourth novel. VG/VG . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1932. 8vo..

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        Les fils de l'ombre

      1932 Editions Berger Levrault broché, 176p. trés bon état. Illustrations de R de Monorient, complet des 20 aquarelles (colorées par H. Pontoy).

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