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        Cours de Cryptographie

      1932. BERGER-LEVRAULT. 2ème édition. 1932. In-8.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. Rare ouvrage de 304 pages. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre.

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        VOYAGE DE BABAR

      DE BRUNHOFF, JEAN. DE BRUNHOFF,JEAN. LE VOYAGE DE BABAR. Paris: Jardin des Modes (1932). Folio (10 1/2 x 14 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 2 tips worn, VG-Fine with much less scratching than is usually found on the covers. FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND BABAR BOOK, featuring rich color illustrations on every page. Nice copy.

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        [Photo Album]: New England and Dartmouth College

      New England. Oblong octavo. Flexible brown green boards with "Photographs" and "Souvenir of Atlantic City" in gilt. Near fine. A collection of 89 sepia toned photos measuring 4.75"x 2.75"and 11 sepia toned pictorial postcards measuring 3.5" to 5.5" as well as two road maps of Kentucky. The photo album is from an unnamed female student's graduation from Dartmouth College and the subsequent roadtrip she and her family through New England. The road trip begins in Cape Cod, with photographs of Massachusetts National Cemetery included, with close ups of headstone engravings and scenic views, before the family travel onwards to Cadillac Mountain in Maine, Glen Ellis Falls in New England, and the birthplace of President John Coolidge. The postcards show views of various buildings that make up her alma mater, with each building's title printed on the bottom edge. Also included are two maps, the first 'A Scenic and Historic Road Map' published by Kentucky Progress Commission in 1932. It includes black and white photographs of significant land marks and views on route, as well as a coloured road map of Kentucky on the reverse. The second map also has black and white photographs on one side, with a larger and more detailed map on the reverse, with the route the family chose picked out in blue pencil. An interesting collection given it provides a direct insight into how people conducted a road trip and how they perceived such landmarks as Echo Lake in their time, but it is made all the more significant by depicting a woman graduating college -- a concept that was still new at the time. .

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        Cold Comfort Farm (With The Original First Issue Wrapper)

      The First UK printing published by Longmans in 1932.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ condition.Light pushing to the spine ends with a tiny nick at the upper spine.Edges are lightly faded.Mild rubbing along spine folds.Toning to the text block but the pages remain clean.Free from erasures,inscriptions and markings. Light toning and spotting to the end papers as expected.A tight copy.The WRAPPER is complete and now presents in FINE condition.It is the correct first issue wrapper which has undergone restoration and repairs by a leading expert restorer: Rubbed areas,the lower third of the spine and the upper spine end have been restored and repaired (See image of original wrapper).It has also been cleaned.The wrapper now looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Housed in a custom solander box.The author's iconic first novel which established her reputation and which went on to win the literary Prix Femina Étranger. It has bequeathed a phrase that has passed into common usage: 'something nasty in the woodshed'. Extremely scarce as a first edition in wrapper - The first copy we have handled to date.

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        COLD COMFORT FARM

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding/Fair dust jacket. A clean copy of the First Edition in a challenged dustjacket. The comic novel has nearly a cult following, with its depiction of the lives of the emotionally challenged inhabitants of rural England. The basis for the 1995 movies of the same name, starring Ian McKellan. ~~ The jacket has significant shelfwear with loss of 1 1/2" at the bottom of the spine, and 3/8" of an inch at the top. The spine has been reattached to the front and rear panels. The dustjacket has not been price-clipped. The binding is cocked. The lettering on the blue boards is bright. Very Good binding / Fair dust jacket.

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        Cold Comfort Farm

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1932. xii, 307 pp. Publisher's original blue cloth with white lettering to front board and spine. Wear to spine ends and along spine joints with slight rubbing & wear overall to extremities. Internally clean. No ownership names. Binding firm. A Good copy. . Good. Cloth. First Edition. 1932. 8vo..

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        La Majesté de Rome : UN MANUSCRIT COMPLET

      Environ 340 feuillets, encore noire ou bleue. Classeur, 195 x 245 mm, titre au dos, mors fendus. MANUSCRIT COMPLET (340 feuillets) de cette étude sur Rome parue en 1932 chez Grasset sous le même titre. Sur la première page : "A toi ce manuscrit, ma Suzanne chérie, car ce livre, nous l'avons vécu et pensé ensemble, sous ses heures de joie, de ferveur, de foi dans le Beauté : et si j'ai tenu la plume, ce fut pour nous deux, qui ne sommes qu'un seul et même être. Camille Mauclair". Camille Mauclair rencontra Suzanne lors d'un séjour en Belgique, elle l'accom- pagnera dans tous ces voyages et l'assistera durant les derniers moments de son existence.

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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. 385. 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. Covers very lightly dust-soiled, otherwise a fine copy. Chemised in a green cloth slipcase with red morocco gilt lettering label.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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        The "Sino-Japanese Disturbances" - Souvenir Album - Shanghai - 1932

      Shanghai, 1932. 1 album oblong, olive green silk boards with rubbon ties and paper label onlay, 48 pages of tissue-guarded plates from photographs (mainly 2 pictures on each page) and 2 sketch maps, a very good copy, in its slip-case. A very nice and rare pictorial document on the "Sino-Japanese Disturbances" in Shanghai, in 1932, after the Moukden Incident.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. München, 22. XII. 1932.

      1932. 2¼ SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to. Mit ms. adr. Kuvert. An den Dirigenten Hans Knappertsbusch: "[...] Heute in der Hauptprobe zum 'Christelflein', die bis dahin ohne die geringste Störung verlief, und von mir nur mit sehr wenig Unterbrechungen geleitet wurde, sah ich vor einem wichtigen Geigeneinsatz, daß verschiedene Herren von der ersten Geige das Instrument nicht spielbereit hatten und auf die Bühne sahen, und rief, zu den ersten Violinen gewendet, das Wort: "Geigen", damit der Einsatz präzis kommen solle. Daraufhin rief mir der erste Konzertmeister König laut zu, ich solle das anders sagen, und ich sei gereizt. Bei der sich nun ergebenden Kontroverse blieb Herr König bei seiner Behauptung, fügte hinzu, ich sei bissig, wiederholte dies mehrmals, als ich mir das verbat, bis ich die Kontroverse damit abschloss, dass ich seine Behauptung als unverschämt zurückwies und weiter probierte. Ich brauche wohl nicht extra zu versichern, dass von einer Gereiztheit oder gar Bissigkeit bei mir nicht entfernt die Rede sein konnte, dass vielmehr die Behauptung des Herrn König vollständig aus der Luft gegriffen war. Ich bin begierig, durch welchen Beweis jene Behauptung erhärtet werden kann. Vielmehr scheint mir die Sache so, dass gegen mich im Staatsorchester eine renitente Stimmung herrscht, die sich weiter nicht erklären lässt als höchstens dadurch, dass ich überhaupt während der Proben gelegentlich einen musikalischen Wunsch äussere. Das gilt den Herren anscheinend schon als Beleidigung. Und nun drehen Sie den Spieß um und behaupten, es liege an meinem 'Ton', wenn sie sachlich nichts dagegen sagen können. Hierbei nun wieder stützen sie sich auf eine längst gegen mich in Schwung gebrachte Mär, die ich nun endlich geradewegs als eine boshafte Verläumdung [!] bezeichnen muss, nämlich dass mit mir persönlich schwer umzugehen, ich schwer zu befriedigen, ständig gereizt, und was dergleichen mehr ist, sei [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Lersch"). Bodendorf an der Ahr, 7. VII. 1932.

      1932. 1¼ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit einer Beilage (s. u.). An den Schriftsteller und Regisseur Hanns Maria Braun (1810-187): "Werter Kollege, darin haben Sie nicht Unrecht, daß ich Briefe gern beantworte, trotzdem es eine komische Sache ist: Wenn ein Nachbar kommt und sagt: Grab mir nach Feierabend ein Stück Feld um oder hilf mir mein Fahrrad flicken - so tu ich es sehr gern, denn es ist - gegen die Tagesarbeit eine schöne Ablenkung. Kommt aber ein Nachbar zu einem Nachbarn, der den ganzen Tag gegraben oder Fahrrad geflickt hat, der sagt, na, hast du keinen Brief zu schreiben oder so was? Das wär eine geistige Ergänzung zur Tagesarbeit. Also wenn schon schreiben, dann muß es Sinn haben [...]". - Heinrich Lersch war 1914 mit seinem Gedicht "Soldatenabschied" bekannt geworden, "in dem er der Kriegsbegeisterung der Arbeiter Ausdruck verlieh. Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg kam Lersch in Kontakt mit dem Bund der Werkleute auf Haus Nyland, nahm jedoch eine ablehnende Haltung gegenüber dem Klassenkampf ein und schilderte u. a. in seinem autobiographischen Roman ‚Hammerschläge' (1930) die Lebensbedingungen der Proletarier, die Erfüllung in ihrer Arbeit finden. Er schloß sich den Nationalsozialisten an, die ihn 1933 in die Deutsche Akademie der Dichtung aufnahmen und seinem Werk zu großer Popularität verhalfen" (DBE). 1933 neben 87 anderen Schriftstellern ein Treuegelöbnis für Hitler unterzeichnend, unterstützte er folgerichtig im Jahr darauf einen "Aufruf der Kulturschaffenden" anläßlich der Volksbefragung zur Vereinigung des Amtes des Reichskanzlers und Reichspräsidenten in der Person von Adolf Hitler; 1935 erhielt Lersch den Rheinischen Literaturpreis. - Hanns Maria Braun, häufig unter dem Ps. Johann Gottlieb Dietrich publizierend, war Lektor im Heitz Verlag und Herausgeber der "Kulturpolitischen Rundschau", danach Schriftleiter beim "Völkischen Beobachter" und zuletzt Filmregisseur. Vgl. Kosch I, 911. - Die zwei letzten Zeilen der Recto-Seite von Bl. 1 sowie die oberen Zeilen auf Bl. 2 recto alt ausgeschnitten und mit Tesafilmstreifen erneut eingefügt; beiliegend ein Kuvertausschnitt mit e. Adresse und Absenderstempel.

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        Valiant Dust (First UK Edition, inscribed)

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, W., 1932. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on his coat of arms bookplate, affixed to the front pastedown: "To Mrs. D.O. Williams / with the author's regards / Wren."Moderate spine lean and moderate foxing to the fore-edges outer page margins, else About Very Good in a like dust jacket. Jacket is uniformly soiled on the spine and rear panel, with some minor chipping at the extremities, one short closed tear, and some cellotape reinforcements on the verso.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & --- THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE.

      Macmillan & Co. London. 1932 and 33. TWO VOLUMES BOUND IN ONE. 8vo, (7.4 x 5.2 inches). Both volumes are beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel . Bright, clean copies, finely bound, by Riviere & son, in early full dark red morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments ruled and fully decorated in gilt. Elaborate gilt ruled borders on boards with central colour leather onlay illustrations of Alice with the Dodo to the front board and Alice and the Red Queen to the rear. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with fully gilt decorative borders. Some very light rubbing to the edges and a front blank free endpaper neatly removed (the marbled endpapers are all intact) but overall this is a highly attractive binding in very good condition.

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        [Manuscrit autographe inédit] "Psychologie et linguistique", conférence donnée à Caen le 11 février 1932

      1932 in-4 en feuilles 38 pp. in-4, entièrement autographes, ratures et corrections. Texte inédit d'une conférence donnée le 11 février 1932 dans le grand amphithéâtre de la Faculté de droit de Caen. Pichon y montre, à travers les exemples du temps et de la substance, "les contributions que la grammaire [peuvent] apporter à la compréhension des mécanismes inconscients qui président à l'élaboration de notre pensée". Son idée est que "une langue est par la spécificité de sa grammaire, un système de pensée cohérent différent de tous les autres systèmes humains : c'est en ce sens qu'une langue peut être spécialement qualifiée "d'idiome". On peut dire que dans la période si importante de notre enfance où nous recevons notre idiome, il est donné à notre pensée un ensemble de possibilités fonctionnelles qui influeront à jamais sur les édifices originaux qu'elle pourra individuellement construire". Il déconseille pour cette raison un bilinguisme trop précoce. Il fait auparavant quelques développements sur la notion de genre en français et évoque par exemple combien lui et ses soeurs furent choqués dans leur enfance par la "maladresse d'un traducteur" qui dans le conte de Gustafson "Les Deux poupées" proposait la main d'une poupée à une pelotte et à une brosse : "Je suis persuadé que l'inhabile traducteur lui-même, étant Français, aurait, s'il avait tiré pareil conte de son cru, instinctivement choisi "un peloton" ou "un ramasse-miettes" pour prétendants. Ça, c'eût été admissible !" Cette anecdote-même figure dans la conférence donnée par Pichon le 2 juin 1927 à la Sorbonne. On peut dire que la conférence de Caen est une version abrégée, vulgarisée, de la conférence de Paris (voir notre référence n° 4261), dont il a été retiré les développements sur la forclusion.Personnage d'une grande richesse, d'une infinie curiosité et très complexe, Edouard Pichon est un contemporain et - par son intérêt pour le langage - un précurseur de Lacan, qui lui reprendra - entre autres - le concept de forclusion. Il est l'un des membres fondateurs du groupe de L'Evolution psychiatrique et de la Société Psychanalytique de Paris (dont il fut président de 1935 à 1937). Avec son oncle Jacques Damourette, il est l'auteur d'un monumental Essai de Grammaire française dont la publication s'étala sur près de 30 ans. Il fut également fervent maurrassien tout en étant dreyfusard, et le gendre de Pierre Janet sans être janetien. (Voir à son sujet, E. Roudinesco, Histoire de la psychanalyse en France, t. 1, pp. 297-320). Nota : ce document ne pourra être exporté en dehors de l'Union Européenne sans autorisation préalable du ministère de la Culture, formalité pouvant prendre plusieurs jours. Bon

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        Tremblement de ciel. Avec un portrait de l'auteur par Juan Gris.

      

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        A Child Of The Revolution

      Cassell And Company (1932), London - Original red cloth with lettering in black on the spine. The cloth is a little mottled but still remains solid and clean. Small previous bookshop sticker to the front paste-down. In the complete dust jacket. Minor scattered foxing to the endpapers. Some very minor chipping to the jacket at the foot of the spine. There is a price sticker of 7/6 to the front flap. One small horizontal closed tear to the front flap. This book now extremely scarce. Another novel set during the French Revolution with a cameo appearance of the Scarlet Pimpernel towards the end. A lovely copy of a rare find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der SA-Mann bzw. Der Sonntags Beobachter. Organ der Obersten S.A.-Führung der N.S.D.A.P. 1. Jahrgang, Folge 1-38 und Folge 1-15 in 52 Ausgaben.

      München, Eher-Verlag 1932.. Mit zahlreichen photographischen Abbildungen. HLwd. d. Zt. 47 x 32,5 cm. Kompletter erster Jahrgang der seltenen Zeitung, die vom 17. April 1932 bis zum 24.7.1932 mit 15 Ausgaben, aufgrund des Verbots der S.A., unter dem Titel ?Der Sonntags Beobachter? erschien. Das wegen der Terrorwelle im April 1932 vom Reichskanzler Heinrich Brüning ausgesprochene Verbot der SA hob Franz von Papen (Brünings Nachfolger ab 1. Juni 1932) im Juni wieder auf. - Mit Mittelfalte, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, 2 Lagen gelöst, teils mit kleinen Randläsuren, insgesamt aber sehr gut erhalten.

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        [Photo Album]: New England and Dartmouth College

      New England. Oblong octavo. Flexible brown green boards with "Photographs" and "Souvenir of Atlantic City" in gilt. Near fine. A collection of 89 sepia toned photos measuring 4.75"x 2.75"and 11 sepia toned pictorial postcards measuring 3.5" to 5.5" as well as two road maps of Kentucky. The photo album is from an unnamed female student's graduation from Dartmouth College and the subsequent roadtrip she and her family through New England. The road trip begins in Cape Cod, with photographs of Massachusetts National Cemetery included, with close ups of headstone engravings and scenic views, before the family travel onwards to Cadillac Mountain in Maine, Glen Ellis Falls in New England, and the birthplace of President John Coolidge. The postcards show views of various buildings that make up her alma mater, with each building's title printed on the bottom edge. Also included are two maps, the first 'A Scenic and Historic Road Map' published by Kentucky Progress Commission in 1932. It includes black and white photographs of significant land marks and views on route, as well as a coloured road map of Kentucky on the reverse. The second map also has black and white photographs on one side, with a larger and more detailed map on the reverse, with the route the family chose picked out in blue pencil. An interesting collection given it provides a direct insight into how people conducted a road trip and how they perceived such landmarks as Echo Lake in their time, but it is made all the more significant by depicting a woman graduating college -- a concept that was still new at the time. .

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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      first edition on paper with current good all the features of the First printing. Beautiful full copy of the catalog of the editor-in fine. Denoël & Steele Paris 1932 12x19cm broché

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        Zwölf Gedichte,

      Leipzig, Leipziger Bibliophilen-Abend, 1932. 26 unpaginierte Seiten (2 Seiten Subskribentenliste), 4°, orangefarbenes OLdr mit goldgeprägtem Monogramm (G) auf der Vorderdecke und reicher Rückenvergoldung im Original-Schuber mit Holzfournier überzogen, TADELLOSES EXEMPLAR, eines von nur 101 Exemplaren (\"gedruckt in der Offizin Poeschel & Trepte für die Mitglieder des Leipziger Bibliophilenabends (die Leipziger Neunundneunzig), für die Deutsche Bücherei und für Hans von Müller. HIER:\"DIE NR. 2 gedruckt für W. Tiemann\", gedruckt auf Japan in blauer und schwarzer Versand D: 5,00 EUR Li 43815, VORZUGSAUSGABEN/nummerierte Ausgabe, Bibliophilie, i

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        Paysages

      - 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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        THE CHINABERRY TREE.

      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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        LOU TRESOR DOU FELIBRIGE OU DICTIONNAIRE PROVENCAL-FRANCAIS EMBRASSANT LES DIVERS DIALECTES DE LA LANGUE D'OC MODERNE

      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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        BULLETIN DE LITTERATURE ECCLESIASTIQUE, 1932-2003, 170 NUMEROS (INCOMPLET)

      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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