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        Voyage au bout de la nuit

      Edition running on well with all the features of the first printing paper. Back slightly irradiated head and foot, a clear marginal wetting without gravity on the first book. Denoël & Steele Paris 1932 12x19cm broché

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        Les vases communicants

      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. Dos and flat marginally imaged, full copy of the prayer insert. Editions des Cahiers Libres Paris 1932 14x18,5cm broché

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        Le clavecin de Diderot

      Edition of current paper. Precious autograph signed by the author Colette. Spine faded as generally two small tears stuck back in the top and bottom of a joint, a slip badly cut by the dedicatee with light marginal gaps. Editions surréalistes Paris 1932 12x19cm broché

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        Oeuvres

      Edition enriched with many decorative ornaments as well as 309 original color illustrations of Andre-Edouard Marty including 12 frontispieces, one of 50 numbered copies on Japan, deluxe edition.Like all copies of the deluxe edition, ours is complete, for each volume, its double suite in black and color illustrations.Dos passed as generally, if not all pleasant. H. Piazza Paris 1932-1936 13x19,5cm 12 volumes brochés sous étuis

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        De minuit à sept heures

      Original edition Bound in brown half shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with gilded finials, some traces of friction on the jaws, and contreplats guards lined handmade paper, preserved covers, binding of the time. Beautiful and rare autograph signed by the author Paulette Rouyer. Pierre Lafitte Paris (1932) 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Astrolabes of the World Based upon the Series of Instruments in the Lewis Evans Collection in the Old Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, with Notes on Astrolabes in the Collections of the British Museum, Science Museum, Sir J. Findlay, Mr. S. V. Hoffman, The Mensing Collection, and in Other Public and Private Collections

      Oxford: At the University Press, 1932. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. First Edition. Vol 1: xvii, [1 blank], [2], iii, [1 blank], 304 [2] pages plus LXVIII plates. Vol 2: viii, [305]-609 pages plus plates. 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches. Original tan cloth with gilt embossed decoration of instrument on front cover. Volumes sound, noting outer hinge paper is starting in Volume 1, and is cracked in Volume 2 showing the webbing. Spines sun darkened, corners bumped. Generally bright and clean internally, noting occasional foxing (mostly to first and last few pages). Cloth. "Robert William Theodore Gunther (23 August 1869 - 9 March 1940) was a historian of science, zoologist, and founder of the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford." John Farquhar Fulton (the previous owner) was also a Historian of Science, and President of the History of Science Society from 1947-50. (wikipedia) Vol 1 has a review from the journal Nature tipped in (June 10, 1933, p 819) signed in print with initials JKF, noting various errors in the book and wishing more research had been done before publication. Folded page laid in with a few manuscript notations (probably the reviewer's notes given the similarities). Previous owner bookplate John Farquhar Fulton (Historian of Science) on pastedown in each volume. We suspect that "JKF"in the review was a thinly disguised attempt to avoid using Fulton's initials - the review although very detailed doesn't recognize the text's strengths(beyond binding and photography) but rather resorts to scholarly attempts to discredit the author. Even given the review, the text is still a standard reference in the field, essential for astrolabe collectors and institutional collections, covering a prodigious amount of material. Only 250 sets were produced. Illustrations in this first edition set are superior to the 1976 single volume reprint done by Holland Press. From Nature review: "The Oxford University Press has produced for Dr. Gunther two sumptuous volumes. The binding is elegant, the paper is good, the print, except in the facsimile of Morley's description of a planispheric astrolabe, is clear, and the numerous photographic plates are exceedingly beautiful; these number no less than 153 in addition to 217 figures...

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        Art Forms in Nature. Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      A. Zwemmer. Hardcover. B005KN1EVQ 1932 A. Zwemmer, First Edition. Includes 120 plates of photographs in black & white. This hardcover copy has light ex-library markings along the spine (paper label), outer edges of text (stamp) and copyright page (minor notation in pencil). There is a donation bookplate affixed to the front paste down endpaper. The text is unmarked and the binding is intact, although the front hinge is beginning to split. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Fair. 1932-01-01. First UK.

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        Park.

      Octavo. First edition, limited to 250 copies printed by Hague & Gill. With a full-page copperplate engraving by Denis Tegetmeier. The only novel by the noted author of Silverpoints, it is a self-proclaimed "fantastic story" in which the famous African explorer and cleric Mungo Park awakes in a future London inhabited by black Catholics. This is also one of the rarest and most sought-after Hague & Gill titles. It is also Eric Gill's own copy, with his Third Order of St. Dominic bookplate on the front pastedown. Publisher's cloth-backed boards show some toning and faint wear to extremities, else about fine in the exceedingly rare printed dust wrapper, which shows heavy soiling and some chips to extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experiments with high velocity positive ions. ii. The disintegration of elements by high velocity protons', in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 137 (1932)

      COCKCROFT AND WALTON SPLIT THE ATOM. This paper contains the results of Cockcroft and Walton's experiments with the 1-million-volt particle accelerator, which they had used to perform the first artificial nuclear disintegration – glossed by newspapers at the time as 'splitting the atom'. Not only were these experiments a key step towards nuclear power and the atomic bomb, they were also the first verification of Einstein's famous equation E=MC2. Very good condition: ex library copy of volume CXXXVII (137); sturdy cloth binding; internally clean and bright throughout; pastedowns to prelims and two discreet stamps to title-page and contents page. Heavy volume: will require extra shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rockefeller Mccormick New Testament 3 Volumes Complete

      University Of Chicago 1932 - University Of Chicago, 1932 , Facsimile 3 Volume Set Of The Rockefeller Mccormick New Testament. Seldom Seen Complete 3 Volume Set In Slipcase. Volume 1 Contains The Introduction And Facsimiles. Volume 2 Contains The Text. Volume 3 Contains The Miniatures. Newspaper Article Announcing Publication Laid In. 4To , Dark Blue Cloth Boards. Light Shelf / Reading Wear. Vg+ 1933 University Of Chicago Review: " It Is An Almost Unique Experience To Be Permitted To Review A Publication With Which There Can Be Little Or No Criticism As To Either The Contents Or Format. Yet, Such Is The Case With The Three Volumes On The Rockefeller Mccormick New Testament Edited By Edgar J. Goodspeed . The First Of Which Is My Pleasant Task To Review. Naturally Enough The Most Striking Factors In This Volume Are The Magnificent Facsimile Plates Which Reproduce, With Extraordinary Exactness The Size , Color And Even Texture Of The Original Manuscript. Moreover, They Include A Reproduction Of All The Pages In The Testament Which Are Illuminated With Miniatures And Of Several Text Pages As Well. The Reader Thus Has At Had A Virtually Complete Replica Of The Original Manuscript For His Study And Enjoyment. The Wealth Of Illustration Alone Places The Student Of Medieval Manuscripts Deeply In Debt Both To The Editors And Their Generous Patroness , The Late Mrs. Rockefeller Mccormick. But Even Such Superb Illustrations Would Be Of Little Real Value Without The Three Volumes Of Scholarly Text Which Accompany Them. " University Of Chicago Review 1933. 12Th Century , New Testament In Greek From Cyprus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Strangest Friendship in History: Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House

      Liveright Inc., New York 1932 - 375 pages. Index. "When I began my study I looked upon Woodrow Wilson as the villain of the ensuing drama. As I proceeded to delve into the debris of reminiscences and unwritten history, he gradually assumed some aspects of a martyr and a saint. There was a time when there was no one in the world whom I distrusted more than Edward Mandell House. Today he seems to me a genuine philosopher and a gifted statesman. Even if his good intentions, like Wilson's, have helped to pave mankind's way to hell, they gave us a glimpse of the Promised Land where peace abides and a new sanction governs the fate of nations." - from page xiv. It is commonly believed that Colonel House was in fact a Rothschild agent, assigned the task of seeing the Federal Reserve Act brought into law, thus privatizing the issuance of American money (again). If so, this book is of major importance to every American. Gift greetings, dated 1932, upon front free endpaper else unmarked. Hinges and binding intact. Above-average wear and soiling to tan cloth-covered boards. Lengthy but narrow openings in cloth between back strip and back board. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SELECTED ESSAYS 1917 - 1932

      Faber & Faber (1932), London - Bound in full blue vellum. Gallup A21.b. Copy #85 of only 115 copies SIGNED by the author. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Usual fading to the spine making it white in contrast to the blue vellum covers, though the gilt lettering is still strong. Minor bump to the bottom corner of the front cover. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Snooty Baronet

      London: Cassell and Company, Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original red-brown cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine rolled, light spotting to top edge, faint partial tanning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with tanned spine panel and closed tears repaired to the verso. First edition, first impression.

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        No Poems or Around the World Backwards and Sideways

      New York: Harper. 1932. First. First edition. Illustrated by Gluyas Williams. Modest age-toning on the spine and edge of the rear board, tiny tears at the crown, very good without the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "Dear Adele: This is for you. Bobby. November 15, 1932." Adele Lovett was a glamorous socialite, a B player in the Algonquin Round Table, a friend of Dorothy Parker's, and reportedly the lover of Robert Benchley. The intimacy of the inscription is telling; we've never before seen Benchley inscribe a book as "Bobby." .

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        The king of the golden river / by John Ruskin ; illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London : George Harrap, 1932. 1st Edition. Very good copy bound in the original illustated stiff-card wrappers, with some minor nicks and dulling around the edges. With the original dust wrapper, also very good, although slightly dust-toned and edge-nicked. Title in pen on spine of dw. Some light, marginal foxing around the title and plates, but very bright and clean otherwise. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 47, [4] colour plates : ill. ; 23 cm. Illustrated t.p. in red and black. Referenced by: Latimore & Haskell. Arthur Rackham. Genre: Children's literature -- Illustrated.

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        THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

      London: George Harrap and Co. Ltd. 1932. First Rackham illustrated edition. Limited Edition. One of 570 copies, this numbered 483 and SIGNED BY ARTHUR RACKHAM on the limitation page. Bound in publisher?'s limp vellum with gilt titles to the upper cover, in the card slipcase. Pictorial endpapers. Four full-page colour plates and 15 black and white illustrations throughout the text. A superb fine copy in the rubbed and darkened slipcase, the printed label on the spine a little chipped at the bottom edge. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        ULYSSES

      Hamburg: The Odyssey Press. 1932. First single volume edition of this issue and also the first hardcover edition. An excellent near fine copy, just lightly rubbed and bumped to the extremities. The contents are clean and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the yellow printed band and publisher?'s card slipcase. Also laid in is a four page subscription form for an Odyssey Press ?"Special Edition?" on hand-made paper, signed by Joyce and limited to just 35 copies, of which 25 will be for sale to subscribers. The advertised edition never made it to print.

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        LOUDER AND FUNNIER

      London: Faber and Faber. 1932. First edition, first printing, first issue binding. Original yellow cloth with blue titles to the spine, in the Rex Whistler dustwrapper. Red top-stain. A lovely near fine clean and fresh copy, the contents with a previous owner?'s bookplate and a few tiny spots to endpapers. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a chip to the bottom left corner of the front panel, a closed tear along the upper spine fold and some nicks at the tips of the lightly tanned spine. A collection of 19 humorous essays on all aspects of contemporary life, originally published in periodicals such as Vanity Fair. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Judge Walter B. Beals four hand-made "booklets" collection

      1932. 1st Edition. Self-cover. Good. Four hand-made "booklets" on old vellum made by Judge Walter B Beals. The judge had asked several authors to write a piece on 17th Century vellum, after which he made them into little booklets himself. Overall condition of the hand-written vellum is weak , otherwise condition is very good. This collection consists of the following four people:BELLOC, Hilaire (Joseph Pierre René) [1870-1953]11-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches, 20pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1930 Autographed manuscript poem signed dated; inscribed to Judge Walter B BealsBOTTOMLEY, Gordon [1874-1948]11-1/2 x 9 inches, 28pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1932Autograph manuscript poem signed and dated (unpublished poem?)DRINKWATER, John [1885-1940]9-1/2 x 7 inches, 20pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1930Now in these fairy lands autograph manuscript poem signed, together with a letter signedWOLFE, Humbert [1885-1940]10-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, 20pp including blanks and self-cover. Dated 1930Chinese proverb, signed and dated, as well as a signed letter; written and inscribed to Judge Walter B Beals Beals was an avid collector of books, manuscripts, and autographs. Beals frequently bound these materials into albums. In his time, Beals was considered the greatest private collector of manuscripts and books in the Pacific Northwest. Walter Burges Beals (1876-1960) had a distinguished career as an attorney, army officer, and judge, Beals served as a military officer in France during World War I and afterwards helped to organize and found the American Legion. He may be best know internationally as the Presiding Judge at the International Military Tribunal I, 1946-1947 (trial of 23 Nazi doctors in Nuremberg).

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        FARADAY'S DIARY, BEING THE VARIOUS PHILOSOPHICAL NOTES OF EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION MADE BY MICHAEL FARADAY D.C.L, F.R.S

      London, England: G. Bell and Sons, 1932. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edges gilt. Faraday, Michael. small 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped, top edges gilt. xxviii, 430; xviii, 467+(1); xii, 466; xii, 448; xiv, 456; xiv, 495+(1); xviii, 465+(1); 64 pages. 8 Volumes. First edition. Foreword by Sir William H. Bragg. Preface and table of contents in each volume. Seven volumes of text with a supplemental general index. Volume I 1830-2; Volume II 1832-6; Volume III 1836-9; Volume IV 1839-47; Volume V 1847-51; Volume VI 1851-5; Volume VII 1855-62. The 8th volume is an index volume. Each volume with tissue-protected frontispiece and black and white plate. Facsimiles of Faraday's drawings in margins of text throughout. Spines lightly sunned. Some minor scuffing to covers.

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        Arabia Felix: Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1932. With a Foreword by T. E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and Appendix by Sir Arthur Keith. Octavo. Original sand buckram, title gilt to spine, light brown top-stain. With the typographical dust jacket, printed in red and black on cream hammer-finshed stock. Frontispiece and 47 other plates, illustrations to the text, some full-page, folding coloured map at the rear, 2 full-page charts to the text. Pale differential browning to the free endpapers, otherwise very good indeed in the unclipped jacket which is just slightly tanned at the spine, chafed at the fore-edge, and with a few minor edge-splits. First edition, first impression, same month as the first. Talent-spotted by Sir Arnold Wilson, the British acting civil commissioner in the Persian Gulf. Thomas "held a number of civilian posts under Wilson and distinguished himself as political officer at Shatra during the Iraqi uprising in 1920 … Wilson's successor in the gulf, Sir Percy Cox, retained Thomas in his position as a political adviser to the Arab leaders serving under the provisional British administration. He was appointed OBE and transferred to Transjordan as assistant to the chief British representative at the court of Amir Abdullah. He became in 1924 financial adviser (and later first minister) in the sultanate of Muscat" (ODNB). During the 20s he developed the ambition to cross the "empty quarter" and made preparatory reconnaissance of the region, "On these trips he dressed as a Bedouin, eschewed tobacco and alcohol, and spoke only Arabic." Late in 1930 Thomas left Muscat on a passing British warship, arriving at Dhufar, on the Indian Ocean coast of Arabia "from where he intended to commence his south?-north crossing of the empty quarter. After waiting some months for his guides (who were involved in desert hostilities) he eventually set out with a small camel caravan but no promise of protection from the warring and predatory tribes of the interior. He emerged fifty-eight days later at Doha, on the Persian Gulf. The Royal Geographical Society in London promptly awarded him their founder's medal, and other learned societies around the world followed suit … He was admired by T. E. Lawrence and by his successor Wilfred Thesiger, who found twenty years later that Thomas was remembered by the Bedouin as an honourable, brave, and tolerant man". An unusually well-preserved copy of this important account.

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        A Typographical Commonplace-Book

      Paris: Harrison of Paris, 1932. First edition. Designed by Monroe Wheeler, and printed French fold by Ducros & Colas. 45 pp. From a total edition of 618 copies, this is copy "C" of five copies printed on China paper, all reserved for the designer. This is the ad personam copy for Wheeler's lover and collaborator, the photographer George Platt Lynes, with his name printed on the colophon, and a pencil inscription from Wheeler: "For George who helped make it. Monie". Publisher's three-quarter leather, blue paper sides, gilt top; matching slipcase. Slight spotting to edges; tiny chip from top of spine, a near fine copy. The Common-place Book is Wheeler's selection of literary quotations, each set in a different type-face.

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        Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Abt. I. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge des Palaearktischen Faunengebietes. Band I: SUPPLEMENT: DIE PALAEARKTISCHEN TAGFALTER.

      Stuttgart 1932. 4to. pp. vii, 399; iii with 16 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's cloth, gilt.

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        [Magazine]: Zion's Good News and Palestine (1932-1935)

      Seattle, Washington: Palestine Mission Board. (1932-1935). Magazine. 19 individual issues from January 1932-December 1935 (including supplements), ranging in size from about 6" x 9" to 9" x 12", bound together in one folio volume. Contemporary dark green cloth with the title "Palestine" stamped in gold on the front board. Small nicks to the spine ends and corners, the front free endpaper is detached, a few intermittent issues are toned, very good. A very scarce run of this "Jewish Missionary Magazine" published by the Palestine Mission Board and its affiliated group: the Palestine Prayer Fellowship.The magazine was edited by Armin A. Holzer, the son of a famous Canadian rabbi. He converted to Christianity, became an ordained Baptist minister, and founded both the Board and Fellowship. Headquartered in Seattle and Vancouver, both organizations were interdenominational and attracted the support of several leading American and Canadian Protestant ministers who also contributed to the magazine. Often billed as "Holzer the Hebrew" throughout the 1930s, Holzer spearheaded missionary campaigns and led evangelistic Bible conferences throughout the world. The first issue in the volume, printed at the Syrian Orphanage Press in Palestine, features Holzer's report on the establishment of the Palestine Faith Home "for Jewish converts and inquirers" in Jerusalem. When the magazine's title was shortened to Palestine in 1933, he reaffirmed its dedication "to the cause of Palestine's Evangelization and the evangelization of the Jews."The run is notable not only for its accounts of missionary work and theology, but also for Holzer's articles on anti-Semitism, Hitler, and the Nazi conspiracy. These include early reports on: "Hitler's Storm Troopers" (June, 1933), and the many difficulties faced by missionaries in Germany: "The government is out and out anti-Jewish ... missionaries are exposed to all sorts of embarrassing situations. They are either labeled un-German or more or less traitors for endeavoring to help the Jews" (September, 1934). A list of all 19 issues, issued irregularly, is available. .

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        The Production of High Speed Protons without the Use of High Voltages" AND "Production of High Speed Light Ions Without the Use of High Voltages II" AND "Hydrogen Isotope of Mass 2 and Its Concentration" in Physical Review Volume 38 No 4, August 15, 1931 and Volume 40 No 1, April 1 1932, pp 834; pp 19-35; pp 1-16

      FIRST EDITION OF THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE FIRST CYCLOTRON, parts I and II (in two separate issues, both in original wraps). Also included in the 1932 issue is Urey's Noble Prize winning discovery of what we now call deuterium. In the spring of 1929, Ernest Lawrence read about a new method for accelerating charged particles. Scrounging together shards of glass, metal, wires and wax, Lawrence and his graduate student Stanley Livingston built an ingenious device capable of pushing particles to higher energies by making them travel in circles. "At root, its operation was straightforward. It used magnetic fields to hold charged particles in a narrow, spiraling path. When the particles crossed the gaps, an electric field would accelerate them ahead, from the right side to the left side, then from the left to the right. On each round, the particles picked up speed. They were shot out at high energy and put to work" (Bancroft Berkeley website). In January 1931 Lawrence and Livingston met their first success; their paper published in this Physical Review. "A device about 4.5 inches in diameter used a potential of 1,800 volts to accelerate hydrogen ions up to energies of 80,000 keV. Lawrence immediately started planning for a bigger machine" (American Institute of Physics website). In early 1932, Livingston and Lawrence set to building that bigger machine with a design for a 27-inch (69 cm) cyclotron. With this cyclotron and in the second paper offered here, the authors announced the acceleration of protons to more than 1 MeV. ALSO included is a paper by Urey, Brickwedde, and Murphy. "Since 1913 scientists had accepted the existence of isotopes, but conventional wisdom claimed that isotopes of a given element could not be differentiated or separated by a chemical process. Urey challenged and overturned this thinking in 1932 by showing that deuterium (D 2 ) could be concentrated in the form of deuterium oxide, or heavy water (D 2 O), and then converted back into pure deuterium by electrolysis of the D 2 O. Deuterium and deuterium oxide are convenient sources of deuterium-labeled compounds that today are used routinely in medicine and science" (Chemistry Explained). In his memoirs, Brickwedde's wrote that it was Urey "who proposed, planned, and directed the investigation. Appropriately, the Nobel Prize for finding the heavy isotope of hydrogen went to Urey" (Nat'l Institute of Standards, 45). CONDITION & DETAILS: Two first editions, both in original wraps. Lancaster: American Physical Society. The 1931 issue has light fading on the front wrap and some minor wear to the paper on the spine; the 1932 issue has very light wear at the edges. Very good condition.

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        Hydrogen Isotope of Mass 2 and Its Concentration" AND "The Production of High Speed Protons without the Use of High Voltages" AND "Production of High Speed Light Ions Without the Use of High Voltages II" in Physical Review Volume 38 No 4, August 15, 1931 and Volume 40 No 1, April 1 1932, pp 834; pp 19-35; pp 1-16

      1932 FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF UREY'S NOBLE PRIZE WINNING DISCOVERY OF WHAT WE NOW CALL DEUTERIUM. Also included in that issue is part II of the successful operation of the first cyclotron. Part I is present in the other issue offered, the 1931 issue, this also in original wraps. "In 1931, Urey studied hydrogen by spectroscopic methods and detected a substance that had the same chemical properties as hydrogen but exhibited a larger mass than hydrogen known at this time. Because the mass was about twice the mass of hydrogen, Urey named it deuterium. "Since 1913 scientists had accepted the existence of isotopes, but conventional wisdom claimed that isotopes of a given element could not be differentiated or separated by a chemical process. Urey challenged and overturned this thinking in 1932 by showing that deuterium (D 2 ) could be concentrated in the form of deuterium oxide, or heavy water (D 2 O), and then converted back into pure deuterium by electrolysis of the D 2 O. Deuterium and deuterium oxide are convenient sources of deuterium-labeled compounds that today are used routinely in medicine and science" (Chemistry Explained). In his memoirs, Brickwedde's wrote that it was Urey "who proposed, planned, and directed the investigation. Appropriately, the Nobel Prize for finding the heavy isotope of hydrogen went to Urey" (Nat'l Institute of Standards, 45). In the spring of 1929, Ernest Lawrence read about a new method for accelerating charged particles. Scrounging together shards of glass, metal, wires and wax, Lawrence and his graduate student Stanley Livingston built an ingenious device capable of pushing particles to higher energies by making them travel in circles. "At root, its operation was straightforward. It used magnetic fields to hold charged particles in a narrow, spiraling path. When the particles crossed the gaps, an electric field would accelerate them ahead, from the right side to the left side, then from the left to the right. On each round, the particles picked up speed. They were shot out at high energy and put to work" (Bancroft Berkeley website). In January 1931 Lawrence and Livingston met their first success; their paper published in this Physical Review. "A device about 4.5 inches in diameter used a potential of 1,800 volts to accelerate hydrogen ions up to energies of 80,000 keV. Lawrence immediately started planning for a bigger machine" (American Institute of Physics website). In early 1932, Livingston and Lawrence set to building that bigger machine with a design for a 27-inch (69 cm) cyclotron. With this cyclotron and in the second paper offered here, the authors announced the acceleration of protons to more than 1 MeV. CONDITION & DETAILS: Two first editions, both in original wraps. Lancaster: American Physical Society. The 1931 issue has light fading on the front wrap and some minor wear to the paper on the spine; the 1932 issue has very light wear at the edges. Very good condition.

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        Sir James Guthrie

      London - Macmillan and Co Limited, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A handsome, illustrated biography of the Scottish painter Sir james Guthrie. First edition. With a portrait of Guthrie to frontispiece and numerous full-page plates of his workthroughout. By Sir James L. Caw, a scottish art critic, acquaintance of Guthrie and director of the National Portrait gallery. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, very smart with slight bumping to head and tail of spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with just the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Apocalypse

      New York - The Viking Press, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Thefirst USedition of Lawrence's last work to be published before his death. With an introduction by Richard Aldington. Condition: In a black cloth binding. Externally, smart, though with some bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just a few spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        ROSE RESEARCH ON LYMPHADENOMA

      Bristol: John Wright & Sons Ltd.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 136 pages; 98 photographic plates both color and black and white. Prvenance- Paul E Steiner, bookplate. Red cloth with light bubbling to front cover- see graphic. ; 0 .

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        FURTHER CRITICISM OF POETRY

      Bureau of Critics [Press of Geo. G. Fetter Co.] [1932], [Louisville] - First edition. Joshi I-A-6a. A very scarce, verging on rare, booklet. Printed wrappers [about 6" x 9"], saddle-stapled, 13+ pages. Two mailing folds else generally VG+ copy with two small spot stains [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lady Chatterley's Lover.

      London: Martin Secker, 1932 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket toned, panels a little foxed, some light staining. edges foxed. First authorised expurgated edition. Lawrence's famously controversial book was originally published in a privately printed edition at Florence in 1928 and not in an authorised and "openly acknowledged unexpurgated English edition" (as Lawrence's bibliographers put it) until the Penguin edition of 1960. Scarce in the dust jacket. Robert & Poplawski A42d.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        KING CHARLES II. Typescript of an Unpublished School Play

      1932. Typescript comprising two sections: first, three pages of carbon copy with Orwell's autograph pencil side-notes recording sound effects, the name 'Geoffrey' written twice in red crayon; second, twelve roneograph pages with some pencil markings probably in the hand of one of the boy actors [Geoffrey Stevens], 15 pages, folio and 4to, spindle holes, some slight wear and creasing, marginal fraying at outer leaves, final leaf torn and reinforced; together with an original photograph of Orwell and his school at this time, mounted and labelled. Provenance: Geoffrey Stevens; sold Sothebys, London Dec. 15th 1988; Private Collection. This short historical play, which is written partly in blank verse, was composed by the twenty-nine-year-old Eric Blair when he was headmaster at the Hawthorns High School for Boys in Hayes, Middlesex, a small private school having little more than a dozen pupils (as the accompanying photograph shows). It was performed as the school's Christmas play at St Mary's Church Hall in Hayes in 1932. This was in a period when Orwell had finished Down and Out in Paris and London (or Days in London and Paris, as it was originally titled) and was looking for a publisher. He was working on Burmese Days and had only sought the job at Hawthorns because he needed an income. Fed up with his job and his lack of disposable income, he then spent the best part of a term writing and rehearsing a school play for the boys to perform. With dramatic speeches, noisy altercations involving stocks and pikes, unlikely coincidences and some very theatrical dialogue, it is little wonder that Geoffrey Stevens, one of the boys who performed in the play, enjoyed the experience considerably more than Orwell himself, who referred to it in a letter to Eleanor Jacques on 19 October as 'a mucky play the boys are to act later'. By 18 November he could record: 'I have had to write & produce a play- am now in the throes of rehearsing it- & what is worst of all, have had to make most of the suits of armour etc. for the boys to act it. For the last few weeks I have been suffering untold agonies with glue & brown paper etc.' (Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, 1968, I, 102-105). Geoffrey Stevens, whose copy this is, remembers the undertaking more fondly: 'The performance lasted only half an hour, but we spent hours in preparation, finding props, constructing the scenery etc., all of which he [Orwell] supervised closely. It was ambitious... He arranged for plywood doors on either side to have saw cuts made in them so that Cromwell's men could break them open with their pikes. It worked perfectly and made a great crashing noise coming down.' (Orwell, The Authorised Biography, Michael Shelden, 1991, p172.) Orwell was seldom pleased with his work and destroyed the majority of his manuscripts. King Charles II, while it lacks some of the literary merits of his published work, has pastiche, humour and a political message. Aside from Nineteen Eighty-Four, less than half of which survives, this would appear to be the only Orwell typescript in existence. It remains unpublished, and this is the sole known copy.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed with exceptional content

      Albany, NY, 1932. unbound. 1 page on "State of New York, Executive Chamber" letterhead, 10.5 x 8 inches, Albany, New York, April 16, 1932. Written to powerful New York attorney Frederic R. Coudert, whose support was needed in Roosevelt's anticipated run for the Presidency of the United States, just three months before the Democratic National Convention, in part: "...At least I am grateful for one thing - that you do not class me as a mere politician...As for the League of Nations, it is too long a subject for us to discuss on paper, but perhaps it may interest you to know that half a dozen people who have been just as strongly for the League as you, have after talking with me subscribed to the plan I have outlined to them. For instance, Frank Sayre and his wife (Jessie Woodrow Wilson) spent the night at Hyde Park a week ago and after we talked for an hour, completely changed their opinion about my stand. All that I can tell you in this note is that my objective and yours happen to be not merely similar but identical, but if you maintain your method of attaining the objective, you may get there in twenty years at the earliest or not at all; on the other hand I believe that my method for attaining the same objective will get us there in from five to ten years with far greater certainty. Think that over and for heaven's sake, maintain your faith. Remember that it sometimes takes a great courage to hew out a new line. I quote your example: Cleveland, T.R. and Wilson did just that..." Coudert%u2019s support of the League of Nations came about due to the fact that his family law firm had represented the interests of British Government for close to a century, and he wanted to be assured that a Roosevelt administration would maintain a strong alliance with England. However, seven years later he became a strong isolationist, aligning himself with his friend Charles Lindbergh, and barely supported the Lend Lease. On the other hand, F.D.R. coined the term "United Nations" and made contributions to the original drafted charter. Two horizontal folds and small creases at the corners, but still in very good condition.

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        Murder Between Drinks

      Morrow, 1932, Hard, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1stSize: 8vo, First edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Author's scarce first book. Published NY: William Morrow Company, 1932, first printing. 8vo., 266pp., purple cloth with yellow titles. Spine and cover edges sunned, pastedowns and a few pages have mild foxing, else clean and bright. Very good. Only eight copies in WorldCat.

      [Bookseller: The Wild Muse]
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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1932. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. With colour frontispiece by Juan Gris and numerous black and white photographs. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Götter stürzen;

      Urania-Freidenker Verlag, 1932.. SELTEN!, Seiten altersentsprechend, Seitenschnitt gering fleckig, Buchdeckel/-rücken mit einigen Gebrauchsspuren und kl. Flecken, Ecken und Kanten leicht angestoßen, ansonsten altersentsprechend gutes Exemplar, 221 S., blau-graue Leinwand, Standardbuchformat,. Altdeutsche Schrift!

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        Jørgen Stein og hans Kreds. 2 bd. (Torden i Syd. Under Regnbuen).

      1932 1932 - Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1932-33. Indbundet ubeskåret med de orig. omslag i smukt privat halvlæder. Bindene signeret. Juul-Lassen. Bind svagt nussede.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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