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        The Golden Bough

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1932?-36. A Study in Magic and Religion. Third Edition. 12 volumes, octavo. Original slate green cloth, gilt lettered spines, large decorative gilt block of mistletoe on front covers, top edges gilt. With the dust jackets. Ownership stamps on front endpapers of T. W. Latchmore, a photographer based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire (remembered for "photographing" the "Minsden Ghost" in 1907), and friend of the historian Reginald L. Hine. Jacket spines toned (and numbered by hand), a few nicks and chips, spines rolled or cocked, a few indentations to top edge of volumes I and 5, fore-edges foxed. A very good set, uncommon in the dust jackets. The definitive third edition of Frazer's classic work of social anthropology, expanded from its original two volumes to twelve; a supplementary thirteenth volume, entitled Aftermath, was published in 1937. "Frazer's true subject is nothing less than humanity's long upward struggle towards an understanding of itself and the world. In Frazer's view that movement towards the light began in earliest times with the priest?-king employing magic to compel the gods to do his bidding, followed by a religious stage in which humans admit their powerlessness and now beseech rather than command the gods. Thus for Frazer religion is a necessary stage in mental evolution, but one that is based on mistaken premisses; it has now in turn been superseded by a world-view based on rationality: positive science. In focusing on the pattern of the dying and reviving god that lay at the heart of the religions of the ancient Mediterranean, while never mentioning Christianity, Frazer was more than a little disingenuous. In truth he was engaged all the while in a covert campaign against religion in general and Christianity in particular and may perhaps be seen, along with H. G. Wells, as the most important exponent of secularism in the twentieth century" (ODNB).

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        TRANSITION No. 21, No. 22, No. 25, and No. 26

      The Hague: The Servire Press, 1932. FIRST EDITIONS n. Softcover. 232 x 152 mm (9 1/8 x 6"). Four separately issued volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Original pictorial paper wrappers. Covers by Hans Arp, Sophie H. Täuber-Arp, Joan Miró, and Marcel Duchamp. With numerous black and white photographs. Issue no. 22 with original (somewhat chipped, but intact) yellow paper band reading "Revolutionary Romanticism"; Issue no. 25 with ink inscription "Wallace Liggett / April 18, 1946" on rear cover; Issue no. 26 with ink stamp of Messageries Dawson, Paris, on rear cover. Slocum & Cahoon, C-70, C-82, C-83. A few tiny chips to edge of boards, a little light soiling, No. 26 with short scratch and pencilled number on front cover, No. 25 with occasional small, faint stains to fore edge, a few (inevitable) corner creases, otherwise in fine condition, quite clean, fresh, and bright internally in very well-preserved paper wrappers. These are four important issues from Transition, a significant literary platform of modernist literature and art edited by the poet Eugene Jolas, containing excerpts from what would become "Finnegans Wake" under the title "Work in Progress." There were 27 issues published between 1927 and 1938, with contributions from leading writers and artists of the Surrealist, Dada, and Modernist schools. Issue No. 21, subtitled "An International Workshop for Orphic Creation," contains an Homage to James Joyce for his fiftieth birthday, with contributions from Samuel Beckett and Stuart Gilbert, an excerpt from "Anna Livia Plurabelle" in "basic English," and a photograph of a page of manuscript from "Work in Progress"; "Poetry is Vertical," Jolas' manifesto on writing; and the first appearance of Samuel Beckett's "Sedendo et Quiesciendo." No. 22 contains an excerpt from "Work in Progress"; the "Vertigral Documents"; "Laboratory of the Mystic Logos"; "Transition's Revolution of the Word Dictionary," featuring neologisms from Joyce and others; and a bibliography of the first 22 issues. No. 25 features a cover designed by Joan Miró; reproductions of works by Mondrian, Domela, Brancusi, Klee, Matisse, Moholy-Nagy, and Cartier-Bresson; Dylan Thomas' poem "The Mouse and the Woman"; "Dada Diary (1916-1936)"; and "Painting and Reality" with a discussion among Louis Aragon, Fernand Léger et Le Corbusier. The penultimate issue of the magazine, No. 26 is especially sought after for Marcel Duchamp's cover featuring a silver comb, which Joyce joked to Sylvia Beach was the one used to comb out "Work in Progress." It also contains an excerpt from that work, as well as poetry by James Agee and Muriel Rukeyser; photography by Man Ray, Brassai, and Weston; and a song by Aaron Copland. All are in surprisingly fine condition.

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        The Seal in the Bedroom and Other Predicaments in very rare jacket

      Harpers 1932 - Collection of drawings. This copy has the very rare just jacket. Book is VG with very light wear to heel. Jacket has chips at head and heel but overall is quite nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William Shakespeare - 40 Volume Miniature Edition Set with Custom Bookshelf

      Scotland: Andersons Edinburgh Ltd, 1932. The Works of William Shakespeare. Edinburgh, Andersons Edinburgh Ltd., circa 1932. Charming set of Shakespeare's works in 40 miniature books, each measuring approximately 5 x 3,5 cm and cleverly displayed on a custom-made miniature shelf which stands 22,5 x 20 x 6,5 cm (HxWxD). 40 volumes, black rexine bindings, titled and decorated in green to spine, each with marbled endpapers, title page and illustrated frontis. Printed in Scotland for Allied Newspapers Ltd. based in London, these were offered to subscribers for a short time. Ink spill to one volume (King Henry V), otherwise in Very Good condition, the complete set, as issued with original wooden display shelf. Miniature in physical stature yet monumental in content, thirty-nine of Shakespeare's greatest works are presented herein, the editor carefully compiling from the best texts. Each play is complete with a title page and frontis illustration, further contains a summary of the play, a list of persons represented (characters), and the approximate date of composition. The set comprises 38 unique plays each in its own volume, a single volume of sonnets and poems, and a final volume which contains a list of the plays, an extensive glossary for the modern reader, and an 81-page biography of the revered seventeenth century poet, playwright, and actor. A delightful vestige of English Renaissance theatre in a darling unconventional format. The volumes are titled as follows: The Tempest The Two Gentlemen of Verona The Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure The Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost A Midsummer Night's Dream The Merchant of Venice As You Like It The Taming of the Shrew All's Well That Ends Well Twelfth Night The Winter's Tale King John Richard II Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 2 Henry V Henry VI, Part 1 Henry VI, Part 2 Henry VI, Part 3 Richard III Henry VIII Troilus and Cressida Coriolanus Titus Andronicus Romeo and Juliet Timon of Athens Julius Caesar Macbeth Hamlet King Lear Othello Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline Pericles [Prince of Tyre] Venus and Adonis; Rape of Lucrece Sonnets and Poems Glossary. Very Good.

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        Tight Lines (Author's own copy, inscribed for his close friend and with an original ink sketch laid in)

      Tight Lines Publishers, Los Angeles 1932 - The author's own copy of his popular work on big game fishing. "Author's copy" written by Bandini on the limitation page. Inscribed beneath his frontis-portrait: "Margaret - But for your faith this work would never have been born - therefore whatever merit it possesses belongs to you. Affectionately Ralph Bandini." Inscribed for Margaret Stevenson who started at RKO as a typist and became involved with Bandini for a number of years. She assisted the author by typing his manuscripts, organizing his submissions and other secretarial work. Laid in to this copy is an original pen and ink drawing by Bandini of what looks like a bluefin tuna diving into the water. The book is bound in the original leather wrap-around covers, which have become brittle and cracked along the spine, although still holding. Top edge gilt, the others uncut. The front pictorial map end paper is nearly detached, some cracking within the text block, but otherwise a fairly tidy example. This copy has never before been offered for sale, having stayed in the family until now. Safe to say, this would easily be the crown jewel of a Bandini collection or a cornerstone of an angling collection.Ralph Bandini's "Tight Lines" vividly describes the world of big game fishing within southwestern California. A Pasadena native educated at Stanford University, Bandini pursued a career as an attorney (an O'Melveny alumn, like this cataloguer), turning later in life to building an enduring legacy within the sport of big game fishing. Within the span of seven years, Bandini composed the novels "Tight Lines" (1932), "Men, Fish, and Tackle" (1936), and "Veiled Horizons" (1939), as a personal introspection on game fishing and conservation in California. "Tight Lines" was heavily influenced by the Bandini family history in southern California and was composed with intricately detailed geography and personal experiences. In 1999, thirty-eight years after his death, Bandini was justly inducted into the International Game Fishing Association Hall of Fame. Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      Edition, one of the numbered copies on Alfa paperx only draw after 57 Japan. Half brown morocco binding hazelnut corners, back with five nerves set with black nets, plates, guards and contreplats paper snake way back Blankets and preserved, gilded head, bibliophile label Length of contreplat as an ex -libris. Precious autograph signed by Paul Valéry Francis Carco: "... to re-translate slang ..." Beautiful copy pleasantly established. Gallimard Paris 1932 11,5x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Podkowa na progu. Roku Panskiego MCMXXXII.

      - Florencja [Firenze], [Stamperia Tyszkiewicz], 1932, in-4, leg. moderna in mezza tela con punte, titolo in oro al dorso, piatti in carta decorata, pp. [138]. Con 7 xilografie di Maryla Tyszkiewicz a tutta pagina e una xilografia supplementare (cono e sue sezioni) ripetuta 7 volte. Carattere Nicolas Cochin c. 16. Edizione di 100 esemplari numerati su carta velina di Pescia con marca dello stampatore in filigrana (ns. esemplare non numerato, ma specificatamente impresso per la Fondazione J.S. Umiastowska di Roma, come da nota a stampa sulla carta che precede il frontespizio). Impresso in azzurro e nero. "I libri di Samuel Tyszkiewicz, uno stampatore a Firenze e Nizza 1928-1954", Biblioteca Civica di Verona, 2004, scheda n. 8. Timbretti "Collezione Jan W. Wos, fondo Tyszkiewicz". Lunga notazione manoscritta dello stesso Wos al verso della prima carta bianca, in lingua polacca; traduzione: "Questo volume fu acquistato nella sezione antiquaria della Fiera del Libro di Nizza il 26 giugno 1999. La proprietaria del volume fu M. Maria Thibaudet, la quale conobbe personalmente Tyszkiewicz a Nizza attraverso Alexander Stanislaw Janta-Polczynski, bibliofilo e ufficiale della prima divisione Granatieri francesi". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elwangen Comitatus Hohenzollern Rechberg Baronatus Waldenberg Territori Ulmensis cum Insertus marchionatibus Comitatibus. Baronatibus Espicopatibus et Adiacentibus Regionibus. Per Iohannes Danckerts Amstelodami. Teil- und grenzkolor. Kupferstich von Johannes Danckerts, Amsterdam. 1696. Oben mit Titelleiste, Erklärungen und 2 Maßstäben. 52,7 : 60,2 cm (Blattgröße).

      - Koeman Dan 4, 48. - Zeigt Württemberg in dem Gebiet Mannheim, Rottweil, Biberach, Dillingen u. Weikersheim. - Mittig Stuttgart u. Esslingen. - Detailreiche Karte mit kräftigem Kolorit. - Schmaler Rand, hinterlegter Mittelfalz, Ecken wenig geknickt. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - *** 83 Jahre Antiquariat Arno Adler (1932-2015) ***

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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U.

      , 21. Dezember 1932. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit gedr. Adresse. An Eugen Pinner vom Berliner „Fontane-Abend", dem er für die Zusendung eines Handpressedrucks dankt: „[ ] vielmals danke ich für die kostbare kleine Gabe des ‚Fontane-Abends’ und erwidere herzlich Ihre Festgrüße [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        L'EROICA. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani. Milano. Quaderno 166. Giugno 1932

      L'Eroica, Milano 1932 - In 4, pp. 60 con 8 tavv. fot. n. t. e 8 tavv. xilografiche originali. Br. ed. con ill. xilografica. Lievi marm. Numero dedicato a Francesco Falcone e a Remo Branca di cui sono presentate 8 tavole xilografiche originali a piena p.: 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.ÂÂRemo Branca, nato a Sassari nel 1897, laureato in giurisprudenza si diede all'arte da autodidatta intorno agli anni '20. Comanducci, I, p. 257. L'Eroica, Una rivista italiana del '900, p. 92. Servolini, Diz. incisori, p. 118. ITA

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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A solid copy of the 1932 true 1st edition (with the Scribner 'A' at the copyright page). Tight and VG (with fading to the lettering along the spine and light wear at the hinges) in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with very light chipping along the panel edges and light wear to the spine ends. One razor-thin crease as well running the length of each panel. Thick octavo, 517 pgs., including dozens and dozens of black-and-white photos of life in the bullfighting ring. Famous Juan Gris frontispiece (with its printed tissue-guard) and stirring dustjacket painting ("Toros") by Roberto Domingo.

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        Brave New World

      Chatto & Windus. Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Brave New World FIRST EDITION Aldous Huxley 1932 Rare Book 1ST PRINTING UK

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      London: Faber & Faber, [1932].. Large octavo. Gilt cloth, t.e.g. Frontis and dust jacket design by Rex Whistler. Portrait and plates. Some foxing to fore-edges, otherwise near fine and largely unopened, in very good, lightly smudged and used dust jacket. First edition, UK issue (one of ca. 1500 copies thus). Inscribed on the front free endsheet: "Siegfried Sassoon from Edith Sitwell." Sassoon and Edith Sitwell connected as early as 1917, when through Robert Ross, she wrote to him at Craiglockhart to commend him on his anti-war statement. There ensued a long acquaintance, made difficult by Sassoon's animosity toward Osbert. In 1930, she wrote him in the wake of a lapse in their friendship: " were one of my most intimate friends, and I have missed you more than I can say...." The following year she dedicated JANE BARSTON, one of her poems in the original Ariel Poems series, to him. The posthumous library dispersal monogram label appears on the pastedown. Surprisingly uncommon in decent condition these days, wholly apart from the particular association value of this copy. FIFOOT EA24A.

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        Interpretation of the Atom

      1932. Signed. SODDY, Frederick.The Interpretation of the Atom.London: John Murray, (1932).First and only edition, presentation copy, of Frederick Soddy?'s second book on physics and radioactivity, with two folding tables and dozens of half-tones, inscribed on a tipped-in slip: ?"J. Joly Esq. F.R.S., Somerset House, Temple Road, Dublin. Thanks for the use of illustrations. FS. October 1932.?"The Interpretation of the Atom, Soddy?'s second book, is an analysis of the rapid developments in radioactivity and atomic theory in the early decades of the 20th century. A pioneer in atomic theory, Soddy was Rutherford?'s collaborator in, among other things, the crucial alpha-ray experiments that led to their revolutionary disintegration theory of radioactivity. Together, ?"they showed how the radioactive element thorium decayed at a fixed rate over time into a series of other elements… [which] led to the concept of ?'half life?" (Simmons, The Scientific 100 19). As a result of their experiments in radioactivity, Soddy independently became the first to recognize that chemically identical atoms of different atomic weights were all varieties of the same atom, leading him to coin the term ?"isotope?" (Jenkins-Jones, 446). In 1921, he was awarded the Nobel Prize ?"for his contributions to the knowledge of the chemistry of radioactive substances and his investigations on the occurrence and nature of isotopes?" (Callum & Taylor, 143).Slight foxing to half title and scattered mottling to original cloth. Light edge-wear and minor sunning to rear panel of scarce original dust jacket. A near-fine inscribed copy with an outstanding association.

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        La revue juive. Organe mensuel de liaison internationale. Revue de synthèse moderne de la pensée d'Israël. 1er année no. 1 - 10; 2e année no. 1-2, 4, 7-10; 3e année no. 1-3, 9-10; 4e année no. 1-8, 10; 5e année no. 1-3, 5-10; 6e année no 1-5, 7, 9-10; 7e année no 1-3, 5-9; 8e année no 1-10; 9e année no 1-8; 10e année no 1-10; 11e année no 1.

      Editions Synthésis, Genève, 1932 - Reliés en 4 volumes. Genève, Editions Synthésis 1932-1939, 1945-1948. 8°. Reliures demi toile, étiquettes autographes. Manquent 12 nos. entre 1932 et 1939. La revue était reprit après la guerre avec le 8e année. - "La Revue Juive de de Genève relève de l'histoire spirituelle du judaïsme, mais elle a aussi sa place dans une histoire de la lutte contre l'antisémitisme ou de l'exil. Fondée par le philosophe et journaliste Josué Jéhouda dans le but de propager l'unité du peuple juif depuis Genève, berceau de la Société des Nations, cette riche revue menuselle parut de 1932 à 1948, à, l'exeption des années de guerre. Elle trouvait son inspiration chez le romancier Albert Cohen, éditeur de la Revue Juive publiée à Paris, et chez le poète André Spire. Elle participait à la lutte contre l'antisémitisme en préconisant avec force un universalisme idéaliste, basé sur la défense spirituelle et culturelle des valeurs juives. Jéhouda tenta de réconcilier la conception individuelle et sociale de la morale au sens que lui avait notamment donné le philosophe Henri Bergson et la relativisation moderne de toutes les valeurs, en définissant le judaïsme comme une entité à la fois religieuse et temporelle. Les personnalités qui s'exprimèrent dans cette revue au service de la défense spirituelle contre l'antisémitisme venaient de tous les horizons géographiques et culturels; parmi elles, Edmond Fleg, Alexandre Hérenger, Max Brod, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hugo Bergmann ou Jakob Klatzkin, mais aussi la direction politique du Congrès juif mondial." (Picard: La Suisse et les juifs. p. 139). Sprache: Französisch Reliures demi toile, étiquettes autographes. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Les vases communicants EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions des Cahiers Libres, 1932. Fine. Editions des Cahiers Libres, Paris 1932, 13,5x18,5cm, broché. - Original edition on the current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Marcel Jouhandeau "... with deep esteem and sympathy of André Breton." Some benchmarks and reading passages underlined in pencil probably drawn by the dedicatee on the margins of some leaves Yellowed paper as generally. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi autographe signé de André Breton à Marcel Jouhandeau : "... avec la profonde estime et la vive sympathie d'André Breton." Quelques repères de lecture et passages soulignés au crayon de papier probablement tracés par le dédicataire en marge de certains feuillets Papier jauni comme généralement.  

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        Le Théâtre de la Cruauté (manifeste)

      Paris: NRF (Nouvelle Revue Française, 1932. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Original printed wrappers, a touch soiled and creased, last few pages modestly soiled and creased on the upper right. Very rare original offprint edition of Artaud's manifesto first published in the October issue of Nouvelle Revue Française. 12pp. Later collected with other texts and published as Theatre et son Double in 1938, Artaud's conception of theater as a crowbar that can violently and unexpectedly unlock the subconscious was enormously influential. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Theatre & Plays; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 045553.

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        Welt - wohin? seltene Deutsche Erstausgabe der Huxley Dystopie "Brave New World" MIT ORIGINALUMSCHLAG

      Leipzig Insel Verlag - Aldous Huxley Welt - wohin? Insel Verlag 1932 übersetzt von Herberth E. Herlitschka. Gedruckt bei Poeschel & Trepte in Leipzig Deutsche Erstausgabe! von "Schöne neue Welt" vgl. Wikipedia Englische Broschur mit Originalschutzumschlag. Hier die äußerst seltene Deutsche Erstausgabe mit dem Originalschutzumschlag. Buchrücken mit Knickfalte, Schutzumschlag mit Läsuren und fachmännischen und behutsamen restauratorischen Ergänzungen von Fehlstellen. Rückseite des Schutzumschlages unauffällig und säurefrei hinterlegt. Unregelmäßiger Seitenschnitt. Unauffälliger Besitzerstempel auf dem Vorsatz. Sehr seltene Deutsche Erstausgabe im Jahr der weltweiten Erstveröffentlichung unter dem Titel "Brave New World". In der deutschen Erstauflage wurde die Romanhandlung kurzerhand nach Berlin verlegt.Aus dem Nachwort des Übersetzers "Da die Handlung dieses utopischen Romans nicht an den Ort gebunden ist, erschien es dem Übersetzer ratsam, sie vom englischen auf deutschen Boden zu verpflanzen. Denn es ist ganz einerlei, ob einer seinen genormten Somarausch in London oder Berlin-Dahlem erlebt." Von großer Seltenheit, zumal in der vorliegenden Variante mit dem Original-Schutzumschlag. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Colombo. Edizione Inglese-Tedesca. Christopher Columbus. Documents and proofs of his Genoese origin. Christoph Columbus - Dokumente und Beweise seiner Genueser Herkunft. English Translation by O. D. Bickley B. A. and Arthur Bent. Deutsche Übertragung von Eugen Haas und Jakob Furmanik.

      Genua Officine dell instituto Italiano d arti grafiche Bergamo 31 August 1932 - Ganzleineneinband mit Titel und Wappen auf Deckel und Rücken. Einband mit wenigen Gebrauchsspuren. Vorsätze mit der farbigen "Weltkarte" von Juan de la Casa datiert 1500. Seiten und Faksimile sauber: (1 Bl.), XXIII, 288 Seiten (5 Bl.) mit fotographischen Abbildungen von Karten, Büchern und Briefen sowie vom Herausgeber eingebundenen großformatigen, mehrseitigen Faksimiledrucken relevanter Dokumente. Buchgröße: 31 x 39,5 x 5 cm. Gewicht: 5 kg, 4°. Complete - vollständig. Das Werk umfasst drei Teile: 1. Evidence of writers of the time of Christopher Columbus - Zeugnisse von Schriftstellern aus dem Zeitalter von Christoph Columbus. 2. Archival documents and other attestations - Archivarische Dokumente und andere Zeugnisse 3. Autographs of Christopher Columbus his deeds and those of his relatives and descendants - Autogramme von Christoph Columbus; Akten von ihm, seinen Angehörigen und Nachkommen. Von diesem Werk wurden drei Ausgaben hergestellt: 1. Italienisch 2. Englisch-Deutsch und 3. Spanisch-Französisch. 0 gr.

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        Sino-Japanese Disturbances

      Shanghai, 1932. Two maps and 48 pp of photographic illustrations. Captions in English and Japanese. Printed on one side only. Oblong 4to. Faux leather, with replaced ties, creased. Very good. Two maps and 48 pp of photographic illustrations. Captions in English and Japanese. Printed on one side only. Oblong 4to. An early salvo in what would characterise Sino-Japanese relations in the 1930s. This publication commemorates the First Battle of Shanghai, which was the culmination of incidents beginning with the Mukden Incident the previous year where China instituted a boycott of Japanese goods. Japan's measured response was to land 70,000 troops in Shanghai in January, 1932. The Chinese resistance was fought by the 19th Route Army, who fought strenuously but ultimately had to withdraw on February 29th. Interestingly, the Chinese goverment was extremely wary of the 19th Route Army, which it viewed basically as a warlord force and actually bribed to stay out of the city itself. Peace was brokered by the League of Nations and the withdrawal of Japanese troops was agreed in exchange for Shanghai becoming a demilitarised zone. The images here depict every phase of the battle, from the Japanese taking up positions to guard against snipers to receiving fire at Canton Ka. Many of the photos were selected to show the efficacy of Japanese fighting and thus include the burning ruins of city buildings. It is only in the final pages that images of the 19th Route Army appear.

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        Two autograph letters signed "Meyerbeer" to the noted French librettist Michel Carré

      Berlin, January 6, [18]61 2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. In black ink on ivory stationery with Meyerbeer's monogram embossed at head. In French (with translation). Meyerbeer has not yet received the manuscript of Mignon, as he wrote Carré in a previous letter. When he reads the poem, he will tell him whether or not he likes it. Although he would very much like to collaborate with Carré, he has reservations about signing a contract to produce the work next year, at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris. "... I believe it is my duty to tell you that, as for me, it is not my habit to sign a contract or to make decisions about a work I have not yet begun. Therefore, since you need to be assured by the theater that a time has been fixed for a performance and since I cannot agree [with this plan], it would therefore be just that I grant you full liberty to dispose of your poem [as you wish], regardless of my great regret at losing your valuable collaboration in the dramatization of this beautiful work of Goethe, about which I have dreamed for so long... " (Translation by Patrick J. Smith.) Lightly creased with multiple tears along folds, slightly affecting text; some staining from two tape repairs to first leaf, somewhat affecting text. In delicate condition, but clearly executed and boldly signed. Dated Berlin, January 26, [18]61. 3 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. In black ink on ivory stationery with Meyerbeer's monogram embossed at head. In French (with translation). The manuscript of Mignon finally arrived about a week ago ?- along with an unfortunate letter from fellow librettist Jules Barbier. Convinced that Meyerbeer does not like the new adaptation of Mignon, Barbier demands that he return it. Meyerbeer is astonished; Barbier should have learned that he has only just received the work, and has barely had the opportunity to read it, let alone disapprove of it. Nevertheless, he is sending the manuscript tomorrow morning. In fact, Meyerbeer thinks rather highly of the work as a whole. "... [Barbier] tells me that he has no doubt that my opinion of the new adaptation of Mignon must be unfavorable, because, according to him, I kept it so long without arriving at a decision... I wanted to let you know, dear M. Carré, of the situation so that you understand that this return [of the manuscript] was demanded of me and that I did not make it of my own accord. There are very felicitious changes in your refashioning; there are, above all, verses of exquisite poetry; on the other hand, there are other changes of which I do not approve and which seem to me unfortunate: a part of my objections is a reflection of my own point of view; but in general, it is a very poetic and very touchinig work, charming in detail throughout, which does you the greatest honor..." (Translation by Patrick J. Smith.) Detached at central fold; slightly creased; two small tears to blank lower margin of first page; second leaf laid down to ivory cardboard mount. With original autograph envelope, ca. 55 x 143. Postmarked Berlin and Valenciennes January 26 and 28, [18]64. With Carré's Paris address to recto and four fully intact red wax seals with Meyerbeer's initials to verso. Slightly worn and soiled. Two significant letters from the collection of the noted American writer Patrick J. Smith (b. 1932). . When Meyerbeer wrote these letters, he was, "as usual... involved in several projects at once, and one of these was for incidental music to a play of Blaze de Bury, Le Jeunesse de Goethe (1860; 1862). The play was never performed and the music is lost, but Meyebeer set various Goethe texts and scenes, in particular from Faust and [the Mignon episodes from] Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. Whether this effort was known to [Carré and Barbier,] the librettists of [Meyerbeer's opera] Dinorah, and whether that knowledge had any bearing on [these letters]... is unknown." Patrick J. Smith, "Two Meyerbeer Letters." In Words on Music: Essays in Honor of Andrew Porter on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday, pp. 320-325. Known as "The Father of Grand Opera," Meyerbeer was "the most frequently performed opera composer during the 19th century, linking Mozart and Wagner." Matthias Brzoska in Grove Music Online.

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        Recent Florida Work by Treanor & Fatio Architects

      Palm Beach: Davies Publishing Co, 1932. Original wraps. Very Good. Uncommon 1932 study of the recent Florida work of New York and Palm Beach architecture firm Treanor & Fatio. Tight, well-preserved and VG in its dark-gray wrappers, with light soiling to the rear panel and foxing at the preliminaries --especially the title page. Still though, attractive and very presentable. Folio, crisp, high-quality black-and-white photos thruout by F.E. Geisler.

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      The Odyssey Press, Hamburg 1932 - 791 pag - one-volume edition printed on india paper [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tree of Life a Study in Magic

      London: Rider & Co., 1932. Very good, with front hinge cracked, a handwritten poem on front endpaper, prev. owner notes on back endpapers, and a short split in cloth at back fold of spine top. Inscribed by Regardie on front pastedown " with very fraternal greetings, israel Regardie " " All Saints, 1932 ". Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Opium: The Diary of an Addict

      New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1932. Cloth. Jean Cocteau. The 1932 1st American edition, translated from Cocteau's original French by Ernest Boyd. Solid and VG (with very light sunning to the spine ends and upper edges) in a bright, price-intact, VG- example of the 1st state dustjacket (with the "$2.00" price). Light interior (and inconspicuous) staining to the jacket, 2 small pieces of internal white tape re-inforcing the spine crown and a closed tear. Light chipping and creasing as well to the fragile Cocteau-illustrated dustjacket. Still though, very presentable and attractive. 12mo, 27 illustrations by the author complementing the text.

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        Silabario de la ciudadanía de la mujer mexicana

      Talleres Tipográficos del Gobierno, 1932, Pamphlet, Book Condition: Very Good Minus, First Edition. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, First edition. 37 numbered pages. 19.5 x 14 cm. (7.5 x 5.5 inches). A pamphlet in the original beige wrappers with black lettering. Bound with two metal staples. Age toning, especially to the preliminary pages. Small chips to the right margin of the front wrapper and the title page. The paper is somewhat fragile. A clean and tidy copy, inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. Very scarce in any condition. A landmark work on the rights of women and an influential document in labor organization as well as feminist theory. Silabario de la ciudadanía de la mujer mexicana. Robles de Mendoza, Margarita. Talleres Tipográficos del Gobierno, 1932. Primera edición. 37 páginas numeradas. 19,5 x 14 cm. (7,5 x 5,5 pulgadas). En rústica. Un folleto en los envoltorios originales de color beige con letras en negro. Encuadernado con dos grapas metálicas. Tonificación por edad, especialmente para las páginas preliminares. Con pequeñas fichas a la margen derecha de la envoltura delantera y la página del título. El papel es un poco frágil. Una copia limpia y ordenada, dentro y por fuera. Una muy buena copia. El folleto está encerrado en una cartera hechos a medida. Muy escasa en cualquier condición. Un trabajo histórico sobre los derechos de las mujeres y un documento influyente en la organización del trabajo, así como la teoría feminista. Margarita Robles de Mendoza (née Margarita Robles Díaz) (1896-1954) nació en la Ciudad de México. Asistió al Colegio Normal Metodista en Puebla y obtuvo su título profesional de maestra. Hacia 1921 viajó a California graduándose como psicóloga educacional en el Pomona College de Claremont. Inmediatamente después consiguió permiso del estado de California para ejercer como maestra. Estuvo casada con el abogado Salvador Mendoza, de quien se separó, sin obtener el divorcio. Tuvo un hijo, Guillermo Mendoza, nacido en 1924. En todos sus escritos aparece con su nombre de casada. Robles refiere haberse afiliado a la Revolución Mexicana desde 1913, estando encargada de distribuir propaganda y servir de enlace para enviar mensajes de agentes estacionados en Tepic. Robles de Mendoza se declara feminista, escritora, periodista, oradora y subraya no tener conexión con ninguna secta religiosa; era conocida como una buena conferencista y aguerrida luchadora por los derechos de la mujer. Su vida transcurrió entre Washington y Nueva York donde tuvo contacto con sufragistas de la talla de Doris Stevens (1892-1963) y Alice Paul (1885-1977). Escribió artículos para periódicos y revistas y fue autora de La evolución de la mujer en México, compilación de sus conferencias, editada en 1931, Ciudadanía de la mujer mexicana, en 1932 y el mismo año el Silabario de la ciudadanía de la mujer mexicana. No contamos con datos acerca de la fecha de su fallecimiento, pero Sáenz Royo menciona en su libro escrito en 1954 que en ese entonces acababa de fallecer.

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        The Adventures of The Black Girl in Her Search for God

      London: Constable & Company Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original black paper-covered boards, titles to spine and front board in white, front board illustrated in white, black and white patterned endpapers. Housed in a custom black cloth chemise and morocco-backed slipcase Engraved title page and monochrome illustrations throughout by John Farleigh. Board edges a little rubbed, front joint starting but text block tight, some annotations in red pencil; an exceptional copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title to the female missionary who inspired the book, nine days after its publication, "Dear Miss Shaw, on the eve of a voyage round the world on which I am taking your latest proofsheets to read I send you this story, for which you are really responsible, as it was you who set me thinking about the contact of black minds with white religions in the African forest which your descriptions brought so vividly before my imagination. To amuse myself, and connect the story in my mind with you, I have introduced a most outrageous caricature of an episode from real life which seemed to you tragic but made me laugh heartlessly. I should not have dared had I not been well out of reach of your knobkerry. So now what do you think of the work you were guided to set going? G. Bernard Shaw. 14th Dec. 1932." Mabel Shaw (1888-1973) was in her time the most renowned female missionary in Africa, founding the London Missionary Society's Girls' Boarding School in Mbereshi, Northern Rhodesia, and heading it from 1915 to 1940. Shaw began writing this comic fable in South Africa in February 1932 and completed it in England that October.

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        Les vases communicants EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Editions des Cahiers Libres, 1932. Fine. Editions des Cahiers Libres, Paris 1932, 14x18,5cm, broché. - First Edition, one of 2000 copies on vellum Omnia, one draw with 25 japan, copies of our press service unnumbered. Autograph signed by the author Pierre Lagarde. Cover art by Max Ernst. spine and flat marginally imaged, with "Prière d'insérer". --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 2000 exemplaires sur vélin Omnia, seul tirage avec 25 japon, le nôtre exemplaires du service de presse non numérotés. Envoi autographe signé de André Breton à Pierre Lagarde. Couverture illustrée par Max Ernst. Dos et plats marginalement insolés, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer.

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        Das Bilderbuch des Skiläufers

      Hamburg: Gebrüder Enoch Verlag (1932) - First Edition. Quarto. A series of cinematic images of skiers, blurred to the point of abstraction, from films by Arnold Fanck. With an introductory essay by Fanck. Text in German. Great design and layout. Near fine in a close to near fine jacket, with a few small chips at the edges, corners, and spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La revue juive. Organe mensuel de liaison internationale. Revue de synthese moderne de la pensee d'Israel. 1er annee no. 1 - 10; 2e annee no. 1-2, 4, 7-10; 3e annee no. 1-3, 9-10; 4e annee no. 1-8, 10; 5e annee no. 1-3, 5-10; 6e annee no 1-5, 7, 9-10; 7e annee no 1-3, 5-9; 8e annee no 1-10; 9e annee no 1-8; 10e annee no 1-10; 11e annee no 1.

      Geneve, Editions Synthesis 1932-1939, 1945-1948.. Relies en 4 volumes. 8°. Reliures demi toile, etiquettes autographes.. Manquent 12 nos. entre 1932 et 1939. La revue etait reprit apres la guerre avec le 8e annee. - "La Revue Juive de de Geneve releve de l'histoire spirituelle du judaisme, mais elle a aussi sa place dans une histoire de la lutte contre l'antisemitisme ou de l'exil. Fondee par le philosophe et journaliste Josue Jehouda dans le but de propager l'unite du peuple juif depuis Geneve, berceau de la Societe des Nations, cette riche revue menuselle parut de 1932 a 1948, a, l'exeption des annees de guerre. Elle trouvait son inspiration chez le romancier Albert Cohen, editeur de la Revue Juive publiee a Paris, et chez le poete Andre Spire. Elle participait a la lutte contre l'antisemitisme en preconisant avec force un universalisme idealiste, base sur la defense spirituelle et culturelle des valeurs juives. Jehouda tenta de reconcilier la conception individuelle et sociale de la morale au sens que lui avait notamment donne le philosophe Henri Bergson et la relativisation moderne de toutes les valeurs, en definissant le judaisme comme une entite a la fois religieuse et temporelle. Les personnalites qui s'exprimerent dans cette revue au service de la defense spirituelle contre l'antisemitisme venaient de tous les horizons geographiques et culturels; parmi elles, Edmond Fleg, Alexandre Herenger, Max Brod, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hugo Bergmann ou Jakob Klatzkin, mais aussi la direction politique du Congres juif mondial." (Picard: La Suisse et les juifs. p. 139).

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        Night Flight; Southern Mail; Flight to Arras; Wind, Sand and Stars

      New York: various publishers,, 1932?-43. 4 works, octavo. Contemporary brown half morocco, gilt panelled spines, marbled sides, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrations by Lynd Ward, John O'H. Cosgrave II, and Bernard Lamotte. Bookplate of John A. Vietor, Jr. on preliminary blank in each volume spines lightly sunned. First US edition, first printing of Night Flight; first US edition, first printing of Southern Mail; Wind, Sand and Stars, first US edition, nineteenth printing; Flight to Arras, first US edition, fifth printing. A handsomely bound collection of Saint-Exupéry's key literary works aside from The Little Prince.

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        Two original manuscripts (incomplete) from the author Arthur Welton. The first 21 pages of "All but the mountains...", typed copy, written in Brooklyn N.Y., and the first 18 pages of "Silent Mist", typed in Paris.

      . in-4to,. Author is probably identical with Arthur D. Welton, author of "Mr. Weld retires", "The line between" and "The Twenty seventh ride", published in New York, 1932/1933.The scripts come in a yellow paper binder with the label "All but the mountains... by Arthur Welton". Apparently never published.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Bronislaw Hubermann (Tschenstochau 19. 12. 1882 - 16. 06. 1947 Corvier-sur-Vevey). Polnischer Musiker und Violinenvirtuose, " Brustbild stehend, seine Geige (Stradivari) spielend".

      . Fotografie (gelatine silver print) v. Atelier Lipnitzky, 1932, 15,7 x 22,2 cm. Gerahmt und im Passepartout freigestellt, darunter zwei alte montierte Zettel mit eigenhändiger Widmung von Hubermann: " Spät aber doch! Dr. Walter Mosse in alter freundschaftlicher Gesinnung, Bronislaw Hubermann 14.VII. 32". Sowie: Widmung von Walter Mosse: "Spät aber doch.! An Annemarie Mommsen in alter freundschaftlicher Gesinnung. Walter Mosse 19.10.32." Annemarie Mommsen war eine Tochter des Architekten Ludwig Hoffmann und mit dem Kaufmann Konrad Mommsen verheiratet ( s. Dtsch. Geschlechterbuch, Band 96, p. 125: zu Mommsen). Hubermann war Geiger und u.a. Schüler von Joseph Joachim. Er emigrierte nach Palästina und 1935 gründete Huberman das Palestine Orchestra, aus dem 1948 das Israel Philharmonic Orchestra hervorging. Das Foto leicht wellig und minial ausgesilbert. Auf dem Foto: Lipnitzki-Paris und verso der Atelierstempel. - Eine schöne Aufnahme mit interessanter Provenienz. - Selten.

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        Light in August

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1932 - A fine first edition (First Printing Stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket. First issue with "Jefferson" for "Mottstown" on page 340, line 1. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ouvert la Nuit (Signed)

      Nouvelle Revue Française, Paris 1932 - Ejemplar firmado por el autor en la portada y dedicado a Susana Soca. Daños en la portada. Roces y fatigas. Texto íntegro. WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Winnie the Pooh Songs [First color illustration of Pooh]

      RCA New York [1932] - 'First Edition'. Square octavo wrappers with circular picture label affixed to front panel, housing three 78 RPM vinyl 7" inch records in record filing chemise. The first time Pooh and his friends appeared in color was 1932, when he was drawn by Slesinger in his now-familiar red shirt and featured on an RCA Victor picture record. "On 6 January 1930, Stephen Slesinger purchased U. S. and Canadian merchandising, television, recording and other trade rights to the "Winnie-the-Pooh" works from Milne for a $1000 advance and 66% of Slesinger's income, creating the modern licensing industry. By November 1931, Pooh was a $50 million-a-year business. Slesinger marketed Pooh and his friends for more than 30 years, creating the first Pooh doll, record, board game, puzzle, US radio broadcast (NBC), animation, and motion picture film." Records in Very Good condition, wrappers Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        3 Installation Photographs from Picasso Retrospective at Kunsthaus Zürich

      1932. Prints slightly curled, small chip to the bottom right corner of one print, else uniformly near fine.. Three 6 1/2 X 8 7/8 inch silver gelatin photographs, taken at Pablo Picasso's first retrospective exhibition, installed at the Kunsthaus Zürich, 11 September through 30 October 1932. Photographs are unattributed, but direct contact with the Kunsthaus Zürich confirms they account for the images. Pencil annotations on the verso of each photograph read "L. 24. Nov. 1932 / Picasso Pablo / Ausstellg. 1932 / Socialaufnahme." Picasso curated this retrospective of his work, and these images d.ocument the ways in which he chose to hang and narrate his artistic development.

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        Bericht über Vorführungen und Schiessversuche in Bofors und Karlsborg mit Bofors 76,2 mm Feldluftabwehrkanone L/50, 6,5/750 und Feuerleitgerät Typ ?Gamma? vom 9. bis 11. August 1932

      Bofors, A.-B. Bofors, 1932.. Quarto. Pp. 56. Multi-coloured map of the shooting range in Karlsborg. Multi coloured target analysis double-page plates. Photographs and technical illustrations. Tables. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's marbled boards, large lettering-piece printed in gilt on black within gilt frame mounted on cover, old shelf ticket, old small military institutional stamp to title-page; paper over spine worn-off; minor marginal neat contemporary annotations in blue crayon to one page. In a very good condition, rather fine interior. ~ First edition. Extremely rare report on the 3-days demonstrations and shooting tests of this Bofors anti-aircraft gun. With excellent visual material. WorldCat OCLC locates a single institutional holding worldwide, that in the National Army Museum of the Nederlandse. KVK adds a second holding, that in Bayerisches Armeemuseum Ingolstadt .

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        Wild Pilgrimage

      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas. 1932. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First printing, 1932, in dust jacket. Quarto, rust colored cloth with spine label and pictorial onlay to front cover, woodcuts in a sepia tint and in black. About fine copy in VG dust jacket, just a hint of spine lean, jacket with faint general soil, very small triangular chip to bottom edge of front panel, otherwise, a nice copy in rare jacket of the third novel in the great Ward trilogy after God's Man and Madman's Drum.

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        A Game of Golf - A Book of Reminiscence [in the Rare Original Dustjacket]. With Introduction by Bernard Darwin.

      Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1932.. First Edition - First Printing. 8°. IX, 273 pages with the famous photographic frontispiece of Ouimet and his Caddy Eddie Lowery and several more photographs within the book. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective Mylar. Near fine Hardcover with only minor signs of external wear. The very good dustjacket with several chips and sunned spine. It is neary impossible to find this book in its original dustjacket.. Donovan-Jerris O6340. Francis Ouimet, a twenty-year of amateur, defeated the two greatest British professionals of the day, Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, in a playoff for the 1913 U.S. Open. The stunning victory placed golf on the front page of many American newspapers for the first time. One year later, Ouimet captured the U.S. Amateur, a title he secured for a second time in 1931. Beginning with a victory in the 1914 French Amateur, and continuing for more than three decades, Francis Ouimet remained one of the great international figures in the game. He represented the United States in the first Anglo-American match at Hoylake in 1921, and participated in every Walker Cup match from 1922 to 1949. In 1951, Ouimet was named first American Captain of the R&A. Ouimet's autobiography "A Game of Golf" (1932) should be considered among the Classics of American golf biographies. (Donovan-Jerris p. 574).

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        Possible Existence of a Neutron [ The First Evidence of the Neutron ]

      London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1932. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. lx,[1]-952, v-viii. (the entire volume 129, NATURE, Jan to June 1932) Black buckram. Small 4to. An ex-library copy bound in buckram with minimal internal markings, and one blank endpaper torn where it adhered to the adjacent blank endpaper. Cloth. The discovery of the neutron was fundamental to the evolution of Particle Physics, and its discovery revolutionized the thinking in the field. The article offered here, submitted in February as a letter to the Editor of Nature, is the first evidence of the neutron, followed in June of the same year by the more often cited paper containing detailed additional research confirming the neutron's existence (that article is often falsely identified as the first paper on the neutron). It was common for scientists, in the race for recognition and funding, to rush a shorter announcement to press in order to establish precendence for their discoveries, followed later by a more detailed technical description. The journals they submitted their discoveries to were often called "journals of record" for that reason. "In 1932, Chadwick made a fundamental discovery in the domain of nuclear science: he proved the existence of neutrons - elementary particles devoid of any electrical charge. In contrast with the helium nuclei (alpha rays) which are charged, and therefore repelled by the considerable electrical forces present in the nuclei of heavy atoms, this new tool in atomic disintegration need not overcome any electric barrier and is capable of penetrating and splitting the nuclei of even the heaviest elements. Chadwick in this way prepared the way towards the fission of uranium 235 and towards the creation of the atomic bomb. For this epoch-making discovery he was awarded the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society in 1932, and subsequently the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1935." (Nobel Prize biography) For more information, see Particle Physics, One Hundred Years of Discovery, and the Concise DSB 2nd edition.

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      1932. Good. [PREWAR ADVERTISING] Edited by Shotenkaisha MAEJIMA Sei-ichi, designer. RAJIO CHIKUONKITEN HANJOSAKU. Seibundo, Tokyo, Showa 7 [1932]. 30.0 X 21.8 cm. From an important series of design portfolios originally produced by Seibundo in 1930. The original title of this work was CHIKUONKI GAKKITEN KOKOKU ZUANSHU and the attributed designer was Maejima Sei-ichi. That original series was distinguished as the Advertising Design [Kokoku Zunshu] series. By 1932, the series had been retitled the Hanjosaku [Planning for Profit] series and all reference to the original designer was dropped, new text was added, etc. In addition, it was bound in boards. This one is dedicated to shops specializing in phonograph albums and musical instruments. This volume consists of 50 pages of plates in both color and monochrome. The front hinge is starting, about good overall.

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        Photo Album - Aerial Shots of Timbuktu - Reconnaissance Mission - French Air Force Squadron N.3

      Timbuktu, 1932. Mali: French West Africa, 1932-1933. Album of photographs taken for reconnaissance at the behest of the colonial administrators of French West Africa, mostly being aeiral views taken by French Air Force Squadron N.3. Contains 40 black and white photographs, several with embedded captions, mounted with corners onto black cardstock leaves. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 10.5 x 8.5 cm, and the largest 22.5 x 16 cm. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album measuring approximately 29 x 21 cm, Navy cloth boards, gilt lined to front. Very Good Condition. [Reconnaissances aeriels, 1933: photographes de l'A.O.F. (Afrique occidentale française) Escadre N.3.] A reconnaissance mission by A.O.F. Air Force Squadron N.3, in French West Africa, which also included Indochina, both then under French rule, photographs were taken from the famous Nieuport fighter aircraft by the French Air Force. The principle photographer is a co-pilot identified only by his last name - Turpin. The region was then known as part of Afrique Occidentale Française (AOF) or French West Africa. Photographs include Timbuktu, Gao, the Fort of Arouan, Hariboro, Ourozil, villages and French encampments in the Sahara desert, and the River Niger. For the purpose of irrigation and crop development in the Niger River regions of Mali, a photographic reconnaissance was initiated by the French colonial government, and effectively undertaken in 1932-1933. Views present a proposed location along the Niger for a water supply pump system, captioned 28 June 1933, "Emplacement prévue pour la pompe d'adduction d'eau du Niger." Two striking and large photographs demonstrate the erection of a large water reservoir tower, completed on 30 August 1933. [In 1932 Mali French colonial authorities planned a 2.47 million acre irrigation project, to grow cotton and rice, and to develop hydropower in the Mali desert. By 1982 only 6% of the region was developed. The World Bank took over in 1985 with some success in farming rice.] Surveys encompassed vast and desolate areas of Mali. Air Force base camps being situated in desolate Saharan regions, the album produces images of places seldom seen in photographs, and illustrates some of the operations. A large building is seen at Hariboro, where in 1917 French troops had constructed a canal, using forced labour, to provide water for the irrigation of the "plaine d'Hariboro." Also from the skies, a large group of men, presumably French troops, are marching through the desert. It would appear that this particular 'Wing' of the French Air Force was stationed at Gao, Mali, which was visited by Heinrich Barth's in 1854, and which would indeed see development from this French project. [In March 2012 Gao has been captured by the Tuareg MNLA and the Islamic activist group Ansar Dine, working together.] The first image of Gao shows crowds of Africans observing a formation of five aircraft preparing to land in a beautiful park. The earliest captioned photograph, taken 11 November 1932, captures a formal celebration taking place in Gao, the French military participating in uniform (fête des militaires français le 11 Novembre 1932, dans la ville de Gao). An encampment setup on the outlying regions of the town illustrates the expanse and the isolation. Impressive and unique views of Timbuktu (Tombouctou) show the span of the city and environs. [Timbuktu was under French rule from 1893 to 1960. On 1 April 2012, one day after the capture of Gao, Timbuktu was also captured from the Malian military by the Tuareg rebels of the MNLA and Ansar Dine.] An additional three photographs are found within the album, taken in the same time period, one being an aerial view of Pailin in Cambodia, one aerial view of the Fort de la Pompelle (Fort Herbillon) in France, and one of Dampierre-Saint-Nicolas also in France. [Fort de la Pompelle was built between 1880 and 1883 to complete the fortification belt around Reims after the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Abandoned for nearly forty years after the First World War, it is now an historic monument and museum.] French governing and development of the AOF was documented in much detail in the "Bulletin de l'enseignement de l'Afrique occidentale française" - a quarterly periodical published from 1913-1933 at Gorée, now attached to the city of Dakar, Senegal. Several of these are held at the Bibliotèque nationale de France. Gao is a city in Mali and the capital of the Gao Region. The city is located on the River Niger, 320 km (200 mi) east-southeast of Timbuktu on the left bank at the junction with the Tilemsi valley. For much of its history, as early as the 9th century, Gao was an important commercial centre involved in the trans-Saharan trade. By the time of Heinrich Barth's visit in 1854, Gao had declined to become an impoverished village with 300 huts constructed from matting. The town remained small until French rule was imposed in the early twentieth century, at which time the port was expanded and a colonial base established. The French Air Force was first organized into Escadres (Wings), until this level was disbanded in the 1990's. It is now composed of Escadrons (Squadrons). In turn, each escadron is made up of several Escadrilles (Flights). The designations of many escadrilles can be traced back to their World War I heritage. Escadrilles with the N. designation, such as seen in the pilot who took these photographs, flew the Nieuport fighters.. Very Good.

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