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        THOUGHTS AND ADVENTURES

      Thornton Butterworth Limited.London.,1932. FIRST EDITION.Some browning to half title page otherwise a very good,fresh,clean copy in publishers green cloth,spine and front board lettered in gilt.Cloth a little rubbed to extremities but overall a very good copy.4000 copies published.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Belinda Grove.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1932 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Minor foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine and some nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A haunted house mystery. From the publisher's archive. Scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Sudden Death

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. First American Edition. Ownership signature; very good in a dust jacket with a large chip at the top of the front panel.

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Bricks and Mortar: A Novel

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression. A novel about the life of a London architect from the 1890s to the early 1930s. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE ALL-EMBRACING DOCTOR FRANKLIN.

      Philadelphia: Privately Printed, 1932. - 45,[3]pp. Large octavo. Half morocco and cloth over boards, t.e.g. Portrait. Crown and toe of spine rubbed, otherwise fine. First edition. One of 198 numbered copies for private distribution. An essay in large part dealing with Franklin's relationships with women, including extracts from his correspondence. Inscribed as a holiday gift by Rosenbach to one of his regular customers, Adrian Van Sinderen, dated January 5, 1933.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        La Naissance du jour. Lithographies de Luc - Albert Moreau

      Les XXX De Lyon 1932 In - folio (352 x 274 mm), bradel demi - maroquin rouge, coins, dos lisse, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Maylander). Illustré de lithographies originales de Luc - Albert Moreau. Tirage limité à 135 exemplaires ; celui - ci sur Japon, non numéroté, imprimé pour Barthélémy Gros, contenant une suite des lithographies sur Japon blanc, et enrichi de trois lithographies inédites numérotées et signées, dont l'une tirée à 20 et les autres à 30. Joint 2 feuillets contenant un texte de Colette, "Ecrit pour le catalogue de l'exposition de Naissance du Jour faite par Luc - Albert MOREAU, à la Galerie Cardo à Paris, lors de la parution du livre". (traces d'humidité sur la reliure, quelques menus frottements, coins très légèrement émoussés, légères pliures dans l'angle inférieur de quelques pages, quelques légères traces de scotch sur les pages de garde, nombreuses piqûres sur les tranches, rousseur sur la dernière page de garde). / / Folio (352 x 274 mm), red bradel three - quarter morocco, smooth spine, soft cover and spine preserved (binding signed Maylander). Illustrated with original lithographs by Luc - Albert Moreau. Limited printing of 135 copies ; this one on Japan paper, not numbered, printed for Barthélémy Gros, containing a series of the lithographs on white Japan paper, and enriched with three numbered signed new lithographs, one limited to 20, the others to 30. Two leaves are joined, containing a text by Colette for the catalog of Luc Albert Moreau exhibition "Naissance du Jour", in Galerie Cardo, Paris, when this book was published. (stains of dampness on the binding, some minor rubbings, corners a little bit used, light folding on bottom corner of several pages, some light stains of tape on end - papers, numerous spots on edges, a browning on last end - paper).

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        MONSTER RUPERT 1932

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1932 - 1st 1932. Good condition with no wrapper. Red pictorial boards. Front cover shows Rupert sat on log talking to Lizard with a bicycle. Colour frontis. Single colour illustrations throughout. First story is "Rupert and the Magic Toy Man". Backstrip worn with slight loss at top and tail of spine. Edges rubbed. Corners worn. Rear cover scuffed. 1" crack at top of spine. Front endpaper missing. Name in ink to front pastedown and half-title. Joints cracked. Foxspots to endpapers and outer page edges. A few hinges cracked. Some foxing to contents but generally a clean copy. SPECIAL OFFER: REDUCED FROM £600! [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        The Store and Unfinished Cathedral

      New York: Doubleday & Co., 1932. Copyright date is 1932 and 1934, two books THE STORE 1ST EDITION, 2ND PRINTING WITH DATE IN ROMAN NUMERLS ON THE TITLE PAGE AND UNFINISHED CATHEDRAL, 1ST EDITON, 1ST PRINTING both books have black cloth over boards with glued on inlaids on the front and the spine, both books, no tears nor any bent pages nor any writing. BOTH JACKETS ARE IN CLEAR COVERS. D/j no bent flaps both books have tears along the edges and to the heads and to the toes of the spines. THE STORE a pulitzer Prize winning book in 1933. Neither book is price clipped. UNFINISHED CATHEDRAL, stated 1st edition 1934, Both books have bright, clean text with tight bindings, very solid collectible books. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by Joseph E. Sanford. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Moonshine and Magic

      Faber & Faber Limited, 1932, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Townsend, WilliamSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 206 pages. Contains 28 short tales. Numerous illustrations including 7 in colour. Hairline opening at each hinge. Moderate foxing to contents. Average soiling and wear to colour-illustrated boards. A child has neatly coloured in the horns of the bull on back board. Slight lean to spine. A very rare copy of this charming early Uttley work.

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
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        Through the Looking-Glass. By Lewis Carroll

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Limited edition, one of 1500 copies SIGNED by Alice Hargreaves, this copy out-of-series, marked "G.M." and with "Presentation Copy / Out of Series" blind stamp. Illustrated by John Tenniel. 1 vols. 8vo. Full morocco, ornately gilt, a.e.g. Foot of spine slightly chipped with small loss, else fine, in original cloth slipcase. Publisher George Macy's Copy, Signed by the Original Alice

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Loot

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap,, 1932. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in dark green, top edge purple. With the pictorial dust jacket featuring Louise Brooks. Small ownership inscription to front free endpaper and initials to fore edge of front pastedown. Head and tail of spine very lightly rubbed. An exceptionally bright and fresh copy in a jacket with two tiny chips to tail of spine panel and a few neat archival tape repairs to edges of the verso. First edition, first printing, of the author's novel, a mystery which takes its heroine away from her life of luxury and throws her into the dark underworld of Chicago gangs as she sets out to find her long-lost brother. The striking jacket features the film star Louise Brooks, her first cover appearance on a book not related to her work as an actress. Rob Eden was the pseudonym of Robert Ferdinand Burkhardt, a specialist in the pulp genre.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Unique Convolute Relating to the the 1930's German Metal Industry (some with Bauhaus Graphics)

      - 1) Osnabrücker Kupfer- u. Drahtwerk. Fahrdrähte und Stromabnehmerbügel. Ausgabe 1932. Osnabrück. 8vo. 14pp. Original illustrated stapled wraps. 1932 pamphlet by OKD (Osnabrücker Kupfer- u. Drahtwerk) on contact cables (wires) and electric current collectors for locomotives. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions of diagrams. 2) Aluminium. Zeitschrift für das Interessengebiet der Leichtmetalle. Heft 23, 14. Jahrgang. Hohenleben, 1932. 4to. 8pp. Original aluminum covered wraps with Bauhaus graphics style in blue on front cover. Some staining on wraps. Vertical crease affecting leaves throughout. Scarce 1932 Dezember issue of the periodical.3) Lot of 5 items by the "Vereinigte Leichtmetall-Werke G.m.b.H. Hannover."a) Leichtmetall Fabrikate Liste. Ausgabe Januar 1936. 4to. 30pp. Lists hundreds of products by the company with item numbers, size & weight. Illustrated with many drawings and diagrams. With 22 leaves of "VLW-Merkblatt from various 1934, 35 & 36 issues & 8 page Sonderdruck from the periodical "Aluminium," at rear. All bound in original blue folder with silver-stamped logo of company and lettering "Leichtmetall" on front. b) 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" advertising leaflet titled "Leichtmetall im Luftschiffbau." Illustrated with b/w reproduction of a drawing showing an airship with Swastikas on its wings.c) 7" x 9 3/4" leaflet of the "Der Gau am Werk" exhibition, which was held from 27 August - 5 September 1937 in Hannover. Illustration in b/w accompanied by text "VLW Leichtmetalle auf der Leistungsschau "Der Gau am Werk" Hannover / Stadthalle - Stand 229."d) Green & black 8 1/4" x 11 3/4' illustrated advertisement of a Brass (alloy) shaving machine. With text and illustrations on front and verso.e) 3 3/4" x 6 3/4' ad slip with small b/w reproduction of a drawing and some lettering.The Vereinigte Leichtmetall-Werke was a subdivision of the famous "Deutsche Edelstahlwerke AG." All items in overall very good condition.4) Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke A.-G. Leichtmetall aus Magnesium, Din 1717. Magnesal. Bleche - Stangen - Profile - Rohre - Magnesium Stromschienen. nd. Two (one duplicate) 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" advertisement leaves with graphics in the Bauhaus style by Ruppert. Illustration in silver, lettering in blue, silver and black.5) a) 8vo. Four page fold-out by the "Aluminium-Zentrale," listing their various branches and services. Berlin, nd. Illustrated with a map in blue & white. Bauhaus style graphics on front of fold-out.b) Informationsdienst der Aluminium-Zentrale. Druckblatt Nr. 8 (in duplicate), 9 & 10. Berlin, ca. 1935. 4to. Three four-page fold-outs, illustrated with few b/w reproductions of photographs. Stamp of "Aluminium, Fachzeitschrift der deutschen Aluminium-Industrie." on rear of Nr. 8. 6) Wintershall Aktiengesellschaft Kassel. Magnewin - das leichteste Nutzmetall. nd. 4to. Four-page fold-out with five b/w reproductions of photographs. Typography on front in Bauhaus style. 7) H. Kühn u. F. Littmann, Technische Bürsten- und Pinselfabrik. So mit Wilep Spirale Bürsten oder so. Berlin, 1936. 4to. Advertisement leaflet by the German metal-, wire- and paint brush manufacturer. Design on front by Winkler. Rear with illustrations in blue and silver of company's products.8) Two original b/w photographs. a) 5" x 5" photo shows coat of arms (not identified), which was most likely made of fine metal. Coat of arms design of two Knights' helmets with feather plumes, each with crest depicting a hammer, file and divider (Zirkel).b) 4 1/4" x 3" b/w photograph shows a piece of steel machinery. Verso of photo with stamp "Hilgers Maschinen- u. Apparate-Bauanstalt m.b.H. Rodenkirchen (Rhein).All items with text in German. Unique collection giving a valuable insight into the German metal industry of the 1930's. Overall very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Ombres Portees

      1932. HUGNET, Georges. Ombres Portées. Illustrated with 5 etchings by Stanley William Hayter. 8vo., original wrappers, preserved in a cloth folding box. Paris: Editions de la Montagne, 1932.|~||~||~||~||~||~| An immaculate copy of this early work by the founder of "Atelier 17." One of an edition of 50 copies on Hollande with all the etchings signed by Hayter, who, along with Hugnet, also signed the colophon.

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        Lord Londonderry

      1932. Gouache and wash over pencil, titled and signed "Max 1932" (lower right). 12-1/2 x 7-5/8 in. Excellent portrait in Beerbohms's characteristic style of Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry (1878-1949), Conservative politician, sometime Minister of the Air and second cousin to Winston Churchill.

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        Zwei lyrische tadjikische Lieder (West-Provinz) aus Kala-i-Humb". AMusMsS in ink with full-page dedication and date.

      Moscow, November 1932. - Small folio. 3 pp. on double leaf. 18 lines. Dedicated to Jella Herzka. With an apology on f. 1 verso: "Mein deutsch ist grässlich - vielleicht mein tadjikisches ist besser?" - Cf. MGG VII, 1271.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Report by J.L.S. Jeffares on Rhodesia-Walvis Bay reconnaissance survey : presented to the Legislative Assembly, 1932.

      Salisbury, Rhodesia : Government Printer, 1932.. Blauer Original-Kartoneinband, 4°, 65 Seiten, 29 photographische Abbildungen auf Tafeln, 2 gefaltete Karten. Einband leicht berieben und mit kleine Randläsuren, keine Stempel o.ä., gutes, sauberes Exemplar der seltenen Schrift..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Typescript document, management contract between Katharine Hepburn, the American Play Company, Inc. and Frank Joyce-Myron Selznick, Ltd.. giving the latter the right to represent her

      1932. Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick. Together with supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches. Contract attached to a light blue back cover. allowing "...[their] corporation to represent [her] as [her] manager and personal representative...". Management Contract between Hepburn and Leland Hayward Leland Hayward discovered Katharine Hepburn while playing the part of an Amazon queen in The Warrior's Husband at the Morosco Theater in New York City. Hayward felt Miss Hepburn had a star quality and after much pursuing and negotiating, she agreed to be represented. Shortly there-after, Katharine Hepburn signed her first studio contract with RKO.

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        Art Forms In Nature: Second Series

      New York: E. Weyhe,, 1932. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from nature. Folio. Original blue-green cloth, device and titles to front board gilt, titles to spine gilt. With the photographic dust jacket. 120 photogravures. Front hinge cracked with discreet glue repair, rear hinge starting; a very good copy with bright plates in the jacket with toned spine, and some nicks and shallow chips to extremities. First US edition, first printing of the second of Blossfeldt's seminal trilogy. It was originally published earlier the same year in Berlin under the title Wundergarten der natur; neue bilddokumente schöner pflanzenformen. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly developed a fully fledged abstracted aesthetic which found a ready audience around the world. Many subsequent photographers cite his books as a key influence on their work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Wundergarten der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. 120 Bildtafeln.

      Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, Berlin 1932 - ( Erste Ausgabe ) XII Textseiten, 120 Bildtafeln, 1 Blatt, Oln, Groß4° ( 32 x 25 cm ). Erste Ausgabe des seltensten Buches von Blossfeldt. Einband etwas fleckig und angestaubt, Einbandrücken mit Beschädigung im Leinenbezug. Innen Besitzvemerk, 2 Tafeln mit Beschädigungen zum Rand hin, ansonsten ordentlicher Zustand. ( Gewicht 1800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rumour at Nightfall (Suppressed by Author)

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ, First American Edition, First (and only) PrintingBlack cloth over boards, quarter red and black patterned cloth and title to spine, top edge stained red, small 8vo (7-1/2 inches tall), "1932" on title page and "FIRST EDITION" on copyright page, pp. 299. Title leaf tipped in by publisher between half-title and dedication leaf. Volume with light taps to corners, spine ends a little softened, fade to top edges and spine, joints with cloth slightly darkened and a spot or two to top edge stain. Scarce and never reprinted, suppressed by Greene for being "... of a badness beyond the power of criticism..." and, with only 1018 copies of the Doran edition being sold - opposed to the 2500 copies that were made available from the Heinemann printing - make the Doran edition difficult to find in good collectible condition. Ref. Wobbe, A4b; Ahearn, 1990, p. 226.

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        Black Mischief

      Chapman and Hall Limited, London,, 1932. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles to spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With a map of the Azanian Empire. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The King of the Golden River

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1932. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Octavo. Original full limp vellum, titles and decoration to front cover gilt, top edge gilt. Housed in original publisher's slip case. 4 colour plates and black white illustrations throughout. Occasional spotting to pages, covers with a hint of toning, slip case with wear to edges and and spotting. Truly a brilliant copy. Limited Edition of 570 copies of which 550 are for sale signed by Rackham, this being copy having its numbered blacked out by Rackham and replaced with "Special." Original ink drawing by Rackham to the limitation page signed and dated 1932. Additionally this copy is inscribed by the publisher on the title page, " Just for the "Lady", of substance from an admiring publisher, George Harrap." Very scarce with a presentation drawing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Norsk riksmålsordbok . 1-4. Utarbeidet av Trygve Knudsen, Alf Sommerfelt og Harald Noreng.

      Oslo 1932/57.. Stor 8vo. 4247 s. Originale skinnbind med opphøyde ryggbånd. Topp gullsnitt. Pent sett. Bibliofilutgaven. Nr. 47 tilhørende Knut Wigert. Signert av Sigrid Undset, Johanne Dybwad, Nils Collett Vogt, A. H. Winsnes med flere. Også signert av redaktørene Trygve Knudsen og Alf Sommerfelt

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        Fairy Tales

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1932. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, roll to turn-ins, floral endpapers, top edge gilt. With 12 illustrations in colour, and many others in black and white throughout the text. Contemporary gift inscription to binder's front blank and the occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Signed limited edition, one of 525 numbered copies signed by the artist.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Zerfallene Fischerhütten und Ruderboot auf einer Düne am Strand.

      - Aquarell, auf festem Papier, rechts unten signiert und datiert „Daerr 49.". 28,5:41 cm. Unterer Rand etwas ungleich und verso mit Hinterklebungen. Daerr besuchte die Staatliche Kunstschule in Plauen. 1932-1934 war er als Dekorationsmaler tätig. 1934 ging er zum Weiterstudium an die Hochschule für Kunsterziehung in Berlin. Studienreisen unternahm er nach Dänemark, Frankreich, Italien und in die Balkanländer. 1940 wurde er zum Kriegsdienst eingezogen, 1942 entlassen, ging er nach Putbus/Rügen. Neben seiner malerischen und zeichnerischen Tätigkeit arbeitete er als Kunsterzieher am Pädagogium Putbus und dem Gymnasium in Bergen. 1958 verließ er die DDR.

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        THE RED CASTLE

      London: Ward Lock. 1932. First edition, first printing. Original orange cloth with black titles to the upper board and spine. An excellent near fine clean and bright copy, without inscriptions or stamps. With the bookplate of ?"The Detection Club?" to the front pastedown. Complete with the original rubbed, nicked and dusty pictorial dustwrapper which has small chips with loss at the spine tips and a large closed tear to the upper panel at the spine fold. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. Both the book and dustwrapper are without repair or restoration. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Very scarce in the dustwrapper. This copy with exceptional provenance having been gifted by the author to the private library of ?"The Detection Club?" whose members included Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, John Rhode, Anthony Berkeley and Freeman Wills Crofts to name but a few. 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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        Thomas Steers: The Engineer of Liverpool's First Dock - A Memoir

      Butler & Tanner, 1932, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe original boards are worn and marked. The book is inscribed by Lady Margaret Gisborough. It has her attractive bookplate under the front board and is inscribed by her to Mr and Mrs Whiteside. Lady Gisborough is the wife of Lord Gisborough of Cleveland, a lineal descendant of Thomas Steers. Her portrait is the frontis piece of this book. Included with the book are two letters written in Lady Gisborough's distinctive hand to Mr Whiteside and dated 1933. These letters have been written on Gisboro Hall Stationery. There are no other inscriptions and the binding is excellent. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 39ew.

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        Ulysses

      First thus two volume standard definitive edition, published by Odyssey Press (Hamburg) in 1932. Copyright page states "The present edition may be regarded as the definitive standard edition, as it has been specially revised, at the author's request, by Stuart Gilbert." Both volumes have an interesting provenance, with stickers on the insides of the rear wraps from Sylvia Beach's famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, which famously published the true first edition of Ulysses. On rear wraps of both volumes is stated "NOT TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE BRITISH EMPIRE OR THE U.S.A," as the book was infamously banned from these two countries until 1934 and 1936.Volume 1 book condition: very good, with notable flaws being a crease on front wrap at bottom corner as well as a creas along spine. Also present is some wear at spine ends and general age toning. Along with the Shakespeare and Company sticker at the rear is a bookseller sticker from Books Inc. in San Francisco.Volume 2 book condition: very good, with a couple subtle stains on spine and with some light wear to spine ends and general age toning. Also a light strip of rubbing on front wrap. Very nice considering age and fragility.

      [Bookseller: Sunlit Cave Books]
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        To The North

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, boards a little spotted, very minor foxing to front free endpaper; a very good copy in the bright jacket with sunned spine and edges, and nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A compelling and passionate love story, set in 1920s London. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mimeograph typescript, agreement between Katharine Hepburn and RKO Studios , Inc

      1932. 25 pages. "...employ[ing] the Artist to render to the Corporation her exclusive services as an actress, performer or entertainer in connection with the production of a feature length motion picture...[with] a salary of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) per week..." with an option to employ Katharine Hepburn "...in connection with the production of two (2) additional feature length motion pictures...", annotations throughout, signed in black ink Katharine Hepburn, and DO Selznick; including two loose pages regarding her salary for "A Bill of Divorcement" with annotations in pencil, dated August 30, 1932, signed in black ink Katharine Hepburn and DO Selznick; together with a typescript copy bound in blue papers with annotations and two loose pages, both with secretarial signatures. Front and back cover very worn, and detached from mimeograph copy, tears and wear on front and back cover on typescript copy. First Contract With Rko Studios For "A Bill Of Divorcement," 1932 RKO had already cast John Barrymore as the father in "A Bill of Divorcement", but the studio was having trouble casting the role of the daughter. Miss Hepburn's agent, Leland Hayward, heard about the trouble and persuaded director George Cukor to watch her test. Cukor was very impressed and was able to convince David Selznick to see it as well. Selznick was equally astounded. In her book, Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman, author Anne Edwards quotes a conversation between Selznick and screenwriter Adela Rogers St. John: "She's too marvelous...she'll be greater than Garbo. Nobody wants her but me so come and help me fight for her..." (p.79). In July of 1932, Miss Hepburn and her close friend Laura Harding took the train from New York to California, calling it their "Hollywood Adventure." Edwards writes of Miss Hepburn's arrival to the RKO lot: "Adela Rogers St. John recalled, 'As long as I live I will never forget the first day she appeared on the lot. Everybody was in the commissary at lunch when she walked in with Mr. Cukor. Several executives nearly fainted. Mr. Selznick swallowed a chicken wing whole. We beheld a tall, skinny girl entirely covered with freckles and wearing the most appalling and incredible clothes...' "(p.85-86). As always, Miss Hepburn made an entrance with a lasting impression.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Mit Kreuzer Köln durchs Mittelmeer nach Ostasien u. Australien 1932/33. Fotoalbum.

      Wilhelmshaven, Verlag Fritz Finke, 1932 / 1933.. Ein vom Verlag Fritz Finke, Wilhelmshaven, angebotenes Album (also kein indivduelle Privatalbum), mit ca. 355 Fotos, verschiedene Formate. Gebundenes Album, eine lose Seite, gut erhalten. Kleine Abriebe am Rand. Maße 42 cm L x 28 cm B x 2 cm H mit 15 schwarzen Seiten. Album Auslandsreise nach u.a. Spanien, Messina, Alexandrien, Indien, Niederländisch Indien, Australien, die Südsee, Ostasien, Tsingtau, Suez-Kanal, Sudabucht, Korfu, Tarent und Vigo mit Beginn am 8. Dezember 1932 und Ende am 12. Dezember 1922 in Wilhelmshaven. Geographisch sind die Bilder durch Bildüberschriften zuzuordnen, verschiedene Bilder von Textseiten geben einen Überblick über den Verlauf der Reise..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt titles and decorations to spine, facsimile of author's signature to front cover gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. Colour frontispiece by Juan Gris with captioned tissue guard, 64 black and white plates. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Top edge of boards lightly rubbed, internally fine; an exceptional copy in the superb, unclipped, jacket with a few nicks to extremities and and lightly toned spine and rear panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reminiscences

      J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1932. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. First edition & printing in this form. Slight tanning. Unclipped dustjacket with some discolouration and wear to extremities. 414 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 285g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

      [Bookseller: Booksort]
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        OPPOSITION ET LES CASES conjuguées sont reconciliées par M. Duchamp et V. Halberstadt. - chess.

      , Lancel, L"Echiquier, 1932. Original wrappers,245 +280mm, 115pp.+ two errata-sheets. + Original box. compleet !.Very fine condition, one of a probable edition of 1000, this book is a treatise on a very special endgame problem in chess, printed in black en red,Includes seven diagrams printed on translucent paper, * the two errata-sheets present, Numerous chess diagrams with text in French, English and German.

      [Bookseller: Erik Tonen Books]
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        NU POUR CLEVELAND. ETCHING BY HENRI MATISSE (DUTHUIT 233)

      One of only 6 Essay Proof , 1932 Henri Matisse. Etching on chine applique, supported on velin d'Arches 36.7 x 28.8 cm (14 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. One of SIX ESSAY PROOF. Signed by Matisse on the lower right corner. In very good condition. Ref: Duthuit 233.

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        Ulysses

      Hamburg: The Odyssey Press,, 1932. Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to front board and spine in red. Spine gently rolled, endpapers toned, small notation to front pastedown, toning to spine and around edges, light spotting to covers, lettering to spine faded. A very good copy. First Odyssey edition single volume issue. Printed on india paper and the first printing of Ulysses to have been issued in cloth. Stuart Gilbert edited the text of this edition with help from Joyce and it remains one of the key lifetime printings. Scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Manhattan Oases: New York's 1932 Speak-Easies

      New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1932. The 1932 stated 1st edition of the great Al Hirschfeld's elusive 1st book, PARTICULARLY SO IN ITS UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and VG- (with light offsetting at the endsheets and light soiling at the top and bottom panel edges) in a bright, VG- dustjacket, with a 2" chip at the foot of the spine and light chipping along the panel edges. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind to the text or the wonderful Hirschfeld illustrations. A presentable, well-preserved copy. Also includes "A Gentleman's Guide to Bars and Beverages" by Gordon Kahn. Quarto, 83 pgs. Introduction by Heywood Broun. . First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Al Hirschfeld.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Louder and Funnier

      Faber and Faber 1932 - A mint copy in a wrapper which has two small repaired chips .A beautiful copy showing before and after. The book has green lettering and there is no sign of oxidation so I think that the green lettering exists in its right . It would be normal for the first issue to be gilt and there must be an issue with silver lettering which perhaps oxidises to green .All the wrappers I have seen have books with green lettering so if nothing more I feel that it was the more common [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1932 - First edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt. Presentation copy signed and inscribed by Hemingway to close friend, Guy Hickock: "To Guy, or Monsieur Tripas, / with much affection, / Ernest". Some light rubbing to the extremities and some stains to the rear cover, else very good. Guy Hickock was an American journalist who began working for the Brooklyn Eagle in 1914, then a major publication. After World War I, Hickock moved to France, where he opened up a Paris bureau for the Eagle in 1918. The Paris center also served as a travel hub for Americans in Paris, which is likely where Hickock met Ernest Hemingway. Despite Hickock being over a decade Hemingway's senior, the two were close friends in the 1920's, with Hickock assisting Hemingway as he worked in Paris and traveled abroad. In 1927, the two traveled together to Italy, a trip which would become the basis for Hemingway's short story "Che Ti Dice La Patria?" as well as an inspiration for Hickock's own journal articles. The Hemingway Review 25. Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's non-fiction book about the sport of bull-fighting, which ranges from technical descriptions of the art of the sport to philosophical conjectures about people who are interested in or partake in bull-fighting. Hemingway first became interested in bull-fighting after attending the Festival of San Fermínin in Pamplona, Spain in 1923, and became a lifelong aficionado. This technical text is enlivened by Hemingway's clear passion for the sport and keen understanding of its nuances. Although Death in the Afternoon is the author's first full book-length non-fiction piece, Hemingway's love for bull-fighting can also be seen in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Podvig [Glory]. V. Sirin

      Paris: Sovremennye Zapiski, 1932. First edition. 235 pp. 8vo. Rebound in half linen and marbled boards. Boards rubbed, spine repaired with tape, text pages soiled, ink stamps from a book shop at Frankopanova 32, Belgrade.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Quantum Theory of Radiation.

      Michigan, 1932.. 8°. Page 87 - 132 - Offprint from Reviews of Modern Physics, Volume 4, No.1. Original brochure. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear..

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Indian as Peacemaker

      Fleming H. Revell Company, New York, , 1932. 224pp. Frontispiece and five other plates. Small inked ownership inscription to the upper board, otherwise very good in the original pale grey cloth in slightly worn dust jacket, sunned at the spine. Lengthy inscription to Mrs. Cora Shippes Anthony to the front free endpaper dated "Moon of Lengthening Days" 1936. Envelope mounted on the front pastedown containing two small flyers for the book, Mrs., Anthony's business card, she was an piano instructor in Williamsport, PA, and a typed post-card signed by Powers apologising for the delay in mailing off the copy of the book, and enquiring about the possibilities of speaking engagements in the Williamsport area.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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