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      Hamburg-Paris-Bologna: The Odyssey Press, 1932. Edizione definitiva. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo. The present edition may be considered as the definitive standard edition, as it has been specially revised, at the author's request, by Stuart Gilbert". Edizione definitiva, rivista su richiesta dello stesso Joyce, da Stuart Gilbert [Slocum, 1953: A20]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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        The Pop-Up Pinocchio being the Life and Adventures of a Wooden Puppet who finally became a real Boy

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1932. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/Very Good Jacket. 96 pp, with 4 elaborate pop-ups. (Pages are 9 by 7 inches.) Bright color illustrated boards, well protected by the DJ, which is the same design. Bright color illustrated endpapers. Of particular novelty is the first pop-up which shows Pinocchio reading a book with pages that open. Some tiny spotted foxing on preliminaries and a few leaves elsewhere have these speck-sized spots but overall text and plates very clean. One pop-up has minor surface paper rawness in corner, not affecting pictorial. One pop-up had small tear now repaired. Evidence of clumsy repair to spine using glue in narrow brown stain on upper and lower foreedge by the spine. Book now tight and tightened. Tape was also used in this earlier repair by spine in a few pages; now only light inobtrusive evidence of such. Some tape in DJ edge. Still very rare for book to have surviving DJ! Overall, VG in all respects.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        Opium. The Diary of an Addict.

      New York: Longmans, Green & Co. 1932 - Green cloth, lettered in gilt. 12mo. 188pp. Green pictorial dust jacket. First edition. Illustrated with 27 drawings by the author. Translated from the French by Ernest Boyd. In this work the French writer recounts the experience of his recovery from opium addiction in 1929. His account, which includes vivid pen-and-ink illustrations, alternates between his moment-to-moment experiences of drug withdrawal and his current thoughts about people and events in his world. A good to very good copy with some fading and soiling to the cloth. The text is very good with some light soiling and wear. The scarce jacket is good to very good with some fading to the spine and some edge-chipping. It has the original price of $2.50 on the front flap. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Centerbridge Books]
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        Thoughts and Adventures

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is the first edition, first printing in dust jacket. Churchill's collection of 23 engaging essays on an incredibly wide variety of subjects was first published in 1932. It has been called "The broadest range of Churchill's thought between two hard covers" and reflects the two qualities that so characterize Churchill's life - a remarkable breadth of both mind and life experience. From the original front flap blurb: "Whether he is dealing with personal reminiscences, or telling us his views on any subject under the sun, Mr. Churchill stamps the page with his own vivid personality." In a 31 May 1932 letter to his publisher about the book, Churchill characterized it thus: "...although there is no one single theme, it has some of the best things in it I have ever written." The khaki cloth unique to the first printing of this edition is notoriously prone to scuffing, wear, and soiling, the contents proved highly susceptible to spotting, and the first printing dust jacket has become quite scarce. This copy is very good plus in a nearly very good dust jacket. The binding is tight and clean with bright gilt and sharp corners. The scuffing endemic to the first printing khaki cloth is modest. The contents remain crisp and bright, with spotting primarily confined to the first few pages and page edges. The dust jacket is unclipped. The front and rear faces are complete and notably clean, with just an incidental stray ink mark to the lower front face below the author's name. The spine is only lightly toned, with a roughly one inch x .5 inch triangular loss at the spine head, fractional chipping and some soiling at the base of the spine, and a tiny chip at the midpoint of the front hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.1.a, Woods/ICS A39(aa.1), Langworth p.156.

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      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. 1st Hardcover First edition. 8vo. [8] pages, [97] leaves. Illustrated with 99 woodcuts, 40 in terra cotta and 50 in black. Orange cloth covered boards; black & white illustration to front board; title on paper label to spine; original illustrated dust jacket. Near fine 9minor wear to extremities; slight age toning) in a very good dust jacket (light wear to extremities with small loss to spine ends; closed tears at spine head; darkening to spine; age toning); a very good copy. The third of Lynd Ward's critically acclaimed "wordless novels," A story told through woodcuts "...of a man who, finding himself born into a drab industrial world, is conscious of a great difference between his immediate surroundings and the world his mind creates." - dustjacket flap. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Espadas Como Labios

      Espasa - Calpe SA, Madrid - Barcelona 1932 - 106 pgs y 1h, 19cms x 13.5cms. Cubiertas originales con manchas de humedad y amarillentadas. texto en buen estado. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 15%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 875 EUR.

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        A Young Man About To Commit Suicide

      William Faro, New York 1932 - 8vo, pp. 224. Original hessian boards, spine label lettered in red. Paper on rear pastedown a little split at spine. A clean tight copy in the extremely scarce and strikingly designed dustwrapper, a little chipping with loss at spine ends and top edge of rear panel, and with some tape reinforcement to closed tears. First edition, iINSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: 'For Bill Ryan - a grand researcher - this memoir of an adolescent youth on his way to nowhere. Anthony Gudiatis.' A rare book, more interesting for its publishing connections than its contents. The title is a nod to James Joyce, whose A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man is given a favourable name-check in the book. There, however, all similarity ends: this Portrait is the barely-disguised excavations of an adolescent diary, capped by a suicide-note finale which mistakes internally-rhyming sentences for Modernism. Gudaitis wrote under several names, and sometimes none at all: as Anton Gud, he edited Don't Vote Til You Read This, a libertarian manifesto published in 1952, and he is also believed to have been the uncredited author of Lady Chatterley's Husbands, published by Roth under his William Faro imprint in 1931. Bill Ryan, to whom this copy is inscribed, was another member of the publisher's inner circle, and co-author of Granddaddy of Smut, a profile of Roth which appeared in the February 1977 issue of Hustler magazine. Very scarce in any condition, let alone inscribed and in dustwrapper. A fabulous copy.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Characteristics of French Art.

      Chatto & Windus, London, 1932 - Large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. A very good copy. Illustrated. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Simon Bussy souvenir of thirty years of aesthetic discussions Roger Fry 1933". Bussy was an artist who married Dorothy Strachey and though based in Paris remained a close member of the Bloomsbury group. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The History of the 16th Battalion (The Canadian Scottish) Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1919

      Toronto: MacMillan 1932, 1st edition. () xix, 853pp. Very good. Octavo. Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front. Gilt regimental crest on front board. Twenty-three black and white illustrations in text. Fifteen fold out maps in text. Prevoius owner's stamp on front free endpaper. Textblock is clean and tight. A very scarce title. The history of the Canadian Scottish regiment in World War One. Complete nominal roll for the regiment, occupying over 400 pages of the book..

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues December 1932 - January 1933 Through December 1934

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Half Leather. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: New Year's Greetings telephoned to Mother in England; Echoes of Turkish Telephony; What people talk about during long distanc calls; Industry advances in 1932 despite business losses; First Bermuda call was boon to navigation company; Statement of Development, January 1, 1933 - provides statistics on the number of telephones working in each community of B.C.; West Vancouver celebrates 21st birthday; Entertainment programme telephoned from Vancouver to Victoria; John Lawson - phone pioneer of West Vancouver; John Henry Ward retires; Royal City students visit phone office; New employee sales campaign has been organized; An ounce of prevention; Fred Meloche has retired; We can talk to the Holy Land; Bowen Island annual picnic; C.A. McMaster; Telephone echoes from India; Who can solve the mystery of B.C.'s first telephone?; Telephone people on job despite earthquake; Hungry people make most work for telephone operators; B.C. Telephone Basketball Team; Statement of Development, May 1, 1933 - a table showing the number of telephones in each community of the province; W.H. Cooke; Victoria to London via All-Red Telephone Route; Vancouver-London conversation heard across Canada; Bowen Island Picnic; Gold Rush turns spotlight on Bridge River Valley; R.G. Roach Retires; An address by Miss Nell Rowbottom, agent, Nanaimo; Beware of Holiday Hazards; Port of New Westminster sets new shipping record; Speedy repairs after Cumberland fire - text and photos; George McCartney (Mr. Mac) retires; A Haircut for the Trans-Canadian Line; George Williamson of the Slocan retires; Toll Lines Restored for Christmas after two weeks of havoc - 6 pages of amazing photos and text; We can talk to the Flathead Valley; The Plant Library is at your service; Two Mining Areas Brought Within Telephone Reach - Anyox and Campbell River (opens up Stewart, Alice Arm and Premier Arm) - great photo of the Anyox plant of the Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting & Power Company, Limited; Col. Victor Spencer's voice travels record distance by phone; Telephone to the rescue; Operators' Problems Explained in Radio Interview; Telephone plays prominent part in fight against forest fires - 2 pages with photos; Telephone queries add spice to newspaper life; Electrical Men Meet at Nanaimo; Ernest Moore passes away; New construction project to improve Bridge River service - 2 pages with photos; B.C. Nickel project given service; A telephone pole becomes a Bug's Breakfast - 3 pages with interesting photos and text; Barnston Island receives service; Sculling champ, Edward Snead, retires; Telephone Exchange Established in Bridge River Area - 3 pages of text and photos; Construction programme under way in the Albernis; Ralph S. MacPherson; Photo of the 'Morro Castle' afire; Roy (Dutch) Harris of East Kootenay dies; 'Mystery Mountain' claims life of Alec H. Dalgleish; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. . Good. 1934. First Edition.

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        Architecture Vivant Cinquième Serie

      Albert Morancé, Paris 1932 - Rare original copy. Twenty five photographed plates (heliogravures). Fifty text pages richly illustrated. Numerous photographs, sketches, drawings, model pictures, plans, facads, sections, artist sketches, architectural schemes. Study by Le Corbusier and Jeanneret: " Plan d'aménagement de la ville d'Alger ", pp. 5-9 (reprinted in Chantiers nord-africains, février 1933). Size: 11 x 9", 27 × 23 cm. Binding: hard (cardboard) illustrated boards with black cloth spine and black string. Condition: the portfolio is in used but solid condition. A transparent tape is pasted on part of the original boards otherwise the original boards are intact. The black cloth spine is redone. The text leaves and plates are clean and intact. Drawings in the text: Plan d'urbanisation de la ville d'Alger 1931-32 ; L'Exposition internationale de l'habitation à Paris, en 1937 ; Plan d'aménagement de la Porte-Maillot, à Paris, 1929-30 ; Le Palais des Soviets destiné à commémorer le plan quinquennal, 1931. Plates : Plan d'aménagement de la Porte-Maillot, 1929-30 ; Le Palais des Soviets destiné à couronner le plan quinquennal, 1931 ; Projet d'urbanisation de la ville d'Alger, 1931, Maison au Pradet (Var), 1930-31. Troisième série and quatrième série also on sale. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1932. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, multi-coloured lettering to spine and boards (black, red and blue). With the acetate jacket. Frontispiece and 22 black and white plates. Ownership signature to the front pastedown and the front free endpaper. Some extremely minor foxing, overall an excellent, bright, copy in the jacket that has the paper flaps intact, as issued, with some small chips to the extremities, and some wrinkling as usual. First edition, first impression, in the scarce acetate jacket. The basis for the classic 1933 film, which won three Academy Awards.

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      Nrf 1932 - - Nrf, Paris 1932, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 117 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Lucien Descaves. Très légères piqûres sans gravité sur les gardes. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      Paris Librairie de France 1931 ( 1932 ) - Deux volumes, reliés, demi veau rouge aux plattes illustrées, impression ( dos ) et filigrain ( plattes ) doré, pages de titre originaux, impression en rouge et noir, 225 x 285mm., 319 327pp., dessins n/b hors texte. Un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur papier pur fil Lafuma. Table des matières : I : L'oiseau blanc, conte bleu par Denis Diderot - Histoire de Guillaume, cocher par le Comte de Caylus - Nocrion, Conte allobroge par le Cardinal de Bernis - Aline, Reine de Golconde par le Chevalier de Boufflers - La Belle par accident, conte de fée par Jacques Cazotte - La Jolie Mercière par Restif de la Brétonne - Tant mieux pour elle, conte plaisant par l'abbé de Voisenon - Le siège d'Ypres par Claude Godard d'Aucour. II : Cosi-Sancta, nouvelle africaine par Monsieur de Voltaire - Le crocheteur borgne par Monsieur de Voltaire - Trufaldin et Zirphile par Charles Pinot Duclos - Lettre d'érosie à Juliette par le Chevalier Andrea de Nerciat - L'éducation d'Angola par le Chevalier de la Morlière - Histoire de Babet par l'abbé du Laurens - Le mouvement perpétuel par Sylvain Maréchal - Chonchette et Minutte par Crébillon le Fils - Point de lendemain ou la Nuit Merveilleuse par Vivant Denon. Etat excéllent. 4730 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kings Back to Back: Whitey the Irrepressible Infests Europe

      New York: Vanguard Press. 1932. First. First edition. Slight sliver from front fly, else near fine in good dustwrapper with rubbing and substantially rebacked with brown paper. A fantastic dust jacket by Vincentini, one of our favorites. The publisher liked the jacket enough to reproduce it on glossy paper for use as the front fly, something we've only seen on books by this publisher and by this author. Lovable, irrepressible, but dissolute American wreaks havoc in Europe in the company of a slightly pregnant film star, a gangster, a bartender, a dictator, and a fat lady. By the author of Queer People, which itself is one of the quintessential Hollywood novels. Exceptionally uncommon in jacket. .

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les tapis et tissages du Djebel-Amour (Rugs and Weavings of Djebel-Amour)

      Ernest Leroux, Paris 1932 - 8.75 x 11 (29 cm) Text booklet and loose plates in printed; Illustrated by 50 plates, (3 folded, 4 color relief halftones); GWO 1887. A standard work on Algerian rugs and kilims with a wide variety of types and designs. Plates include both design diagrams (with color key on separate leaf), and illustrations of actual weavings. From the series "Collection du centenaire de l'Algérie. 1830 - 1930. Vie intellectuelle et artistique". [CSROT 154, CRES 1131].; 3; vii, 30, [6] p. Good+ Portfolio York, Binghamton Good condition. Deaccessioned from the University of New [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Station Plan of Bakersfield, Kern County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company. 1932 - Blueline print, 48 inches x 20 feet. From 26th Street and US Highway 99 to Pentz Street, along railroad tracks, with details of buildings within 1000 feet in each direction of railroad lines. Scale 1" = 100'. With insert detailing Garces Circle and old Kern County Fair Grounds.

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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1932 First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dark blue dust jacket, with an illustration of a globe and airplane to the front panel. Near fine, with minor wear to the spine ends, a hint of light toning to the spine, bright and fresh interior; unclipped dust-jacket, with minor wear and light creasing to the spine ends, tiny nicks to the corners, very faint toning to the spine, bright and clean panels. An exceptionally beautiful copy, rare in the original dust jacket, and rare in fine condition. One of the classic 20th century dystopian novels, Brave New World tells the story of Huxley's envisioned future for modern society: a totalitarian regime in which individuality has been replaced by conditioned uniformity and free thinking is suppressed with constant, mindless entertainment enhanced by government sanctioned recreational, mood-altering drugs. When this future "utopia" is breached by a "savage" who was raised without modern luxury, Huxley exposes that, while the future has secured the happiness and general well-being of all members of society, the meaning of life has been lost in the process. Unlike George Orwell's 1984 or Kurt Vonnegut's Player Piano, Huxley does not envision a government that uses terror or force to maintain control over its citizens, nor one that inherently depresses its constituents for the sake of progress. Instead, the chilling moral of Brave New World is that, while "it is usual for human beings to suppose that, whatever the immediate outlook may be, ultimately all will be for the best in the best of all possible worlds," it is important to remember not to be "too optimistic" or forget to question one's surroundings and the motives of those in positions of power.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Opium:The Diary of an Addict

      Longmans,Green & Co.Ltd., London,UK 1932 - Very good - copy. (see picture) Book cover has a very slight pull on the front cover in one spot.Book has some mild edgewear on corners.188 pages,all clean and tight.Dustjacket has some fading on the spine and some edgewear in a few areas.A very good copy of a scarce book.Cover is in Brodart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ottos Fotos

      Stuttgart K. Thienemann, 1932.. Mit zahlr. s/w Abb. Illustr. OHLwd. 62 S., 1 Bl. Kanten etwas berieben; Rückendeck. am Rand gering stockfleckig u. lichtrandig; ansonsten gutes, frisches Exemplar. Kinderbücher,. Werner Gräff studierte am Bauhaus in Weimar und war Mitglied der Gruppe De Stijl. Zeitweise unterrichtete er an der Schule Reimann in Berlin. In diesem reizenden Jugendbuch führt er den Leser liebevoll in die Praxis des Fotografierens ein.

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        D.H. Lawrence: An Unprofessional Study

      Edward W. Titus, Paris 1932 - First edition. Fine in slightly age-toned, else fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. Briefly but nicely Inscribed by the author. Copy 496 of 550 numbered copies, constituting the entire edition. An especially nice copy of the first book by the influential writer and diarist. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Ästhetische Chirurgie und ihre soziale Bedeutung.

      . Deutsche, von der Verfasserin erweiterte und neubearbeitete Ausgabe "La Chirurgie Esthetique" übersetzt von Dr. A. Hardt (Paris). Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. E.Meirowsky. - Leipzig, J.A. Barth, 1932, 8°, 71 pp., 112 Abb., OKartBd.. Noel's "famous book" (Wallace) marked the end of the 'pioneering period' of cosmetic surgery and that since then, surgeons have only been concerned with 'technical variations and improvements in the operations of their predecessors'. - Suzanne Noel, known to her colleagues as Madame Noel, was the first and most famous woman to practice cosmetic surgery, working in France at the beginning of last century. She was also a feminist: a suffragette, an advocate of women's right to work, and one of the founders of soroptimism, an international women's organization. - She wrote one of the first medical handbooks about cosmetic surgery in 1926, thereby laying the groundwork for the profession as we know it today (Rogers, 1971). - Suzanne Blanche Marguerite Gros was born in 1878 in Laon, France of well-to-do parents. As the only surviving daughter of four children, she was doted on by her parents and received the usual education reserved for middle-class girls: classics, embroidery, and painting. At 19, she made a 'good marriage' to a doctor 9 years older than she, Henri Pertat. In 1905, she embarked on her medical studies; studies which she probably could not have undertaken without the consent and active support of her husband (Jacquemin, 1988:13). (Noel later claimed that she became a doctor in order to work with her husband in his dermatology practice.) She excelled in her studies and, following an illness and the birth of her daughter, passed the highly competitive 'Internat des Hospitaux de Paris' in 1912 as the 4th of 67 students. This was an exceptional performance for a woman - one which, as her official biographer notes, 'could only have been achieved by extremely hard work and a brilliant intelligence' (Jacquemin, 1988:16). In 1919, her husband died and she remarried a fellow student in dermatology, Andre Noel who had just returned from the front. He quickly finished his 'Internat' (graduating at the bottom of his class) and handed in a thesis which was probably based on work which his wife had been doing on the 'douche filiforme' (an installation for bathing patients with skin problems). Their marriage was short-lived. Following the death of Suzanne's daughter, Andre became severely depressed and in 1924, he threw himself into the Seine in front of his wife. Devastated, Suzanne Noel turned to her work for solace and it was to remain her passion until her death in 1954. - Noel first became interested in cosmetic surgery in 1912 when she noticed that the famous actress, Sarah Bernhardt returned from her American tour miraculously rejuvenated. (Bernhardt was, at that time, well over sixty.) Curious, Noel began experimenting by pinching the skin of her own face in different places to see if she could get the same effect. Surprised at what she was able to accomplish, she began to experiment more seriously, operating on anesthetized rabbits whose skin is similar in 'delicacy and elasticity to human skin'. - The advent of World War I allowed Noel to gain expertise in treating wounded soldiers for facial injuries and in 1916 she undertook further surgical training for operating on disfiguring scars as well as her old 'hobby', the rejuvenation of wrinkled faces. Noel situates the beginning of her devotion to cosmetic surgery in one of her first face-lift operations on a woman who 'due to her age was not able to earn her own living' - an operation which was apparently so successful that the patient was immediately able to find a job. Noel claims to have been so impressed by this fortuitous result that she decided to make cosmetic surgery her vocation and from that point on, did not look back. - Noel's medical career spanned the period from 1916 to 1950 and can be separated into two distinct periods. When she started practicing, plastic surgery was not an established specialty and hospitals did not admit surgeons who did exclusively plastic surgery. Noel set up her own clinic at home, becoming one of the first cosmetic surgeons in France. Her operations were limited to minor surgery, most notably, face-lifts and eyelid corrections. She apparently quickly became well-known, drawing many 'world-renowned persons of the fashion world and of the European aristocracy' (Regnault, 1971:134). - With the onset of World War II, she gave up her private clinic and performed operations in the Clinique des Bluets in Paris where she could do major surgery. According to her student, Regnault, Noel was a versatile surgeon who performed many different and often quite bold interventions - reshaping the breasts, slimming the abdomen and arms, excising fat from the legs and or eliminating wrinkles in the hand by injecting a sclerosing solution into the blood vessels. Although she is credited with initiating the Biesenburger method of mammoplasty in France, it is her technique of face-lifting, in particular the 'petite operation' or 'mini-lift', for which she continues to be known today (see, for example, Stephenson, 1970; Rogers, 1971; Gonz?lez-Ulloa, 1985). - At a time when women were struggling to gain a foothold in the medical profession, Noel appears to have won considerable recognition for her work. She was awarded the Legion of Honour from the Foreign Office in 1928 for being a 'doctor of unusual skill' whose lectures and methods were a credit to her country (Jacquemin, 1988:33). In addition to writing a widely-read book about cosmetic surgery which was translated into German in 1932 (Die Äesthetische Chirurgie und ihre soziale Bedeutung), physicians from all over the world visited Paris to observe her work. She traveled extensively in the USA, Germany, and Austria, giving lectures and demonstrating her surgical techniques. In 1930, two documentary films showing Noel operating were made in the Charite in Berlin and later written up in Medizinische Welt. She was the first woman in France to become the president of a medical society - that of aesthetic morphobiology. Her name is included in most historical accounts of modern cosmetic surgery where she is referred to as 'the world's first famous female cosmetic plastic surgeon' (Rogers, 1971). - cf. Cosmetic Surgery in a Different Voice: The Case of Madame Noel by Kathy Davis

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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.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        The Siege of Pleasure

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1932. First. First American edition. A couple of pages roughly opened resulting in chips in the margins of a few pages, else near fine in a not quite very good dustwrapper with some moderate chips and tears. A prequel to the author's 1929 novel The Midnight Bell exploring the life of young Jenny Maple and her attendance at The Midnight Bell, a pub where she descends into alcoholism and prostitution. Along with a later sequel, The Plains of Cement, the books were the basis for the 1963 British film Bitter Harvest, directed by Peter Graham and starring Janet Munro. Extremely difficult to find in jacket. .

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        The Gunnery Pocket Book. B.R. 224.

      London: The Admiralty, 1932 - Small octavo. Original blue cloth-backed printed boards. Spine a little sunned, light scatter of foxing to the endpapers, else a very sharp copy. 11 coloured plates, 5 of them folding and 14 line-drawn plates, 5 of them folding. First edition. "The primary object of this book is to give all the information and gunnery knowledge that is required of a Seaman Gunner in addition, certain portions, the knowledge of which is not officially required of a Seaman Gunner, are included to form a suitable basis on which the higher gunnery ratings can build up their more detailed education" (Introduction). A print-run of 15,000 copies for this issue, but these pocket books are all uncommon, as superseded editions were supposed to be disposed of. COPAC shows just one copy of the 1938 reprint for this issue at the IWM, and two copies of the 1945 issue (IWM and NMM); OCLC adds copies of the 1945 at Plymouth Library, the Haagse Defensiebibliotheek, the Danish National Library, and the Canadian War Museum; but the only copy of the original 1932 issue we can trace is at the Australian War Memorial. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Edited, with an introduction, by Bonamy Dobree. The King's Printers' Edition. In six [6] volumes.

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, The King's Printers' Edition, London 1932 - Six volumes. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, The King's Printers' Edition, 1932. First edition. §One of an edition of nine hundred numbered sets. Original orange buckram, gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, bevelled edges. Ink ownership name to front free endpapers. Small professional repair to one spine, in other respects a very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. Tela. Industrias Graficas Rieusset, S.A. 1932. XVIII+282Pag+5h. 30X23. Entrada de Jose Pijoan. Varios cuentos ilustrados bellamente por Jose Segrelles. Magnifico ejemplar. Ref 2.5 Biblioteca A.

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        [Photo Album]: Several Photo Albums of One Soldier Including Hawaii, 1932-1935

      Hawaii. 1932-1935. Oblong quartos or octavos. Four different string-tied photo albums. The first album is brown leather with "Aloha Hawaii" stamped in gilt on the front board measuring 9" x 12"; the next is black leather over paper boards measuring 7" x 10" with a tropical scene stamped in gilt with the words "photographs" and "Aloha Hawaii" as well the owner's initials; the third is black embossed leather over paper boards measuring 8" x 12" with "Photographs" in silver on the front board; the last is brown cork, lacking the front board, measuring 6.5" x 8.5". All albums about very good with some scattered chips, tears, and edgewear, with one album lacking the front board; all photographs near fine or better. Contains a collection of 464 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" to 5" x 7", the majority with captions.An extensive collection of photographs taken by Private Edward D. Navary while stationed in Hawaii during his service with the United States Signal Corps from 1932-1935. Included throughout the album are photographs depicting military trips to Mexico, various Hawaiian Islands, and Panama, as well as images from his leave when he went back to New York to visit family. Using the U.S.A.T. Republic, pictured here, he traveled to Panama and Mexico with the Army after the ship was transferred to Army control in 1931. Photographs include what Navary captioned "scenes at Panama City R. Dep." depicting the Dominican convent, business district, and the Balboa district of Panama. The Hawaiian portion of the albums shows soldiers and natives working together on military bases including a notable one in Waianae. The landscape of the islands is seen in pictures captioned, "sunset looking west far out, Pacific from the pass;" and "a high and sharp peak in Waianae Mountain." Soldiers are shown enjoying the beaches, practicing track and field, posing with the barracks mascot, a donkey, as well as working on switchboards for the Signal Corps, and some are posed in front of Naval planes. There are also photos of military planes flying overhead and some beautiful photos of the islands from the air and the Punchbowl Crater.Among the photographs are images of Navary's friends and family in New York and New Jersey presumably taken while he was on leave. These photos show home life in the 1930s with images of newborns, posing on Monmouth Beach, New Jersey, and riding motorcycles in New York. Also featured are girls posing by cars and some school photos given to Navary of unnamed girlfriends. A large assortment of photographs showing the 1930s American military effort pre-World War II as well as civilian life during the decade. .

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        PICASSO. Kunsthaus Zürich Ausstellung 11. September bis 30. Oktober 1932. Ausführliches Verzeichnis. Verlängert bis 13. November. Mit dem handschriftlichen Namenszug vom norwegischen Architekten Herman Munthe Kaas (1890 - 1977) auf dem Titelblatt mit Bleistift.

      Druck: Buchdruckerei Berichthaus Zürich,, Zürich, 1932 - Zürich, Druck: Buchdruckerei Berichthaus Zürich, 1932, 26,7 x 19,8 cm, XV (1), 25 (2) Seiten, XXXII ganzseitige schwarz-weiss Tafeln. Original-Broschur (Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestossen), etwas lichtrandig, oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, handschriftliche Bezeichnung "Picasso" auf dem Rücken, Namen auf dem Titelblatt Bolliger 3, 410. - Bezzola, Tobia, PICASSO. Die erste Museumsausstellung 1932. Kunsthaus Zürich Ausstellung vom 15. Oktober 2010 bis 30. Januar 2011; darin u.a. ein Faksimile-Abdruck des Kataloges und eine Rekonstruktion der Ausstellung von 1932. - Während der Ausstellung 1932 wurden 716 Exemplare dieses Kataloges verkauft (Preis: 5 Schweizer Franken); eine erschienene kleine Katalogliste kostete 50 Rappen und von dieser wurden 5644 Exemplare verkauft. Sprache: Deutsch oberes Kapital leicht eingerissen, handschriftliche Bezeichnung "Picasso" auf dem Rücken, Namen auf dem Titelblatt Original-Broschur (Ecken und Kanten berieben und bestossen), etwas lichtrandig, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Twenty Notches (First Edition)

      Dodd , 1932 Mead, New York - First Edition. Near Fine in an exceptionally fresh and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is exceptionally bright, with faint vertical creases at the rear panel and along the front hinge fold. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tests 1932-33. Australia V England: Series Of Photos Illustrating The Leading Cricketers Of To-day, As Well As Champions Of The Past

      Melbourne: Keating-Wood 1932 - Pre-tour. Rare brochure of the Bodyline tour, with large b/w photographs of current players and past teams and tour itinerary to centre pages. Paperback. Second edition. 8vo. 63pp. Original pictorial wrappers, beginning to detach from head, slightly grubby. Internally clean. Ex. libris J.W. Goldman, book-plate. A very good copy. [Padwick, 4484-2]

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        Thoughts and Adventures

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original olive cloth, title to spine and front board gilt, publisher's device in blind to the bottom fore-corners of both boards. Portrait frontispiece, illustrations to the text. Faded near contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spine gently cocked, extremities a touch rubbed, half-title lightly browned, margins of text block somewhat toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the western front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". A collection of Churchill's magazine and newspaper journalism written in the same lighter, informal style as My Early Life, the success of Thoughts and Adventures came as a considerable surprise to the publisher. Published on 10 November 1932 in a run of 4,000, three additional printings of 1,000 were required in the same month, two of them before publication, Butterworth writing to Churchill; "We are truly delighted at this success which confounds the Jonahs of the Bookselling trade…To keep pace with the increasing demand, we had to get both printers and binders to work overtime. The sheets were delivered by Passenger train, and the cases were made by the binders in advance" (quoted in Cohen).

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        Lob Gottes - Gebete und Lieder für Jugend und Volk,

      Eger Kommissionsverlag, 1932 - 419 S. Kanten berieben, Ecken bestossen, Notizen a. V., gebräunt, Fraktura, fleckig, einige Seiten lose Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Murder Between Drinks

      Morrow, NY 1932 - 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. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La France au travail

      Horizons de France 1932 P. - 15 fascicules reliure d'éditeur - série complète. Très nombreuses photographies de kollar en noir et blanc reproduites en Héliogravures.

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        REVISTA ESPAÑOLA DE BIOLOGIA. Continuacion Del Boletin De La Sociedad Española De Biologia. Tomos Del I Al IV. 1932 a 1935. Presidente De Honor Don Santiago Ramon y Cajal. Redactor Jefe Don Pio Del Rio-Hortega.

      Sociedad Española De Historia Natural. 203 + 161 + 219 + 200 Paginas + Laminas., Madrid. 1932 - Sus redactores fueron : BOLIVAR, MARAÑON, RIOJA, GALLASTEGUI, NEGRIN, TAPIA, GUERRA, PI SUÑER, TELLO, HERNANDO, PITTALUGA, ZULUETA, Encuadernados en pasta (piel) española de epoca con tejuelos. (leve desperfecto en lomo del tomo II). Ejemplar obsequio de la Junta de Ampliacion de Estudios. Inencontable y estas condiciones menos todavia. Size: 4º , Ilustrado. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Olympische Tage in Los Angeles

      Emil Wernitz, Berlin 1932 - 4to. 80pp. Original color illustrated wraps, protected by modern mylar. Printed dedication of a handwriting facsimile by Carl Diem (1882-1962). Diem was the leader of the German Olympic Team in Los Angeles. Four years later he became the chief organizer of the 1936 Olympic Summer Games in Berlin. Fascinating day by day account of the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics by Arthur E. Grix. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs. Includes 3 pages in rear on the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Minor creasing and staining on wraps. Some closed tears on spine, firmly holding. Head of spine slightly chipped. Text in German. Wraps in good, interior in very good to near fine condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Small Archive of Materials Relating to the National Counter-Olympic Committee

      V.p. [mostly Los Angeles]: National Counter-Olympic Committee, 1932. Five related pieces of ephemera concerning the historically little-known effort by the Communist Party to promote a boycott of the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Much of the effort centered around the continued incarceration of labor leader Tom Mooney, who at this point had been in prison for 15 years following his frame-up for the Los Angeles Preparedness Day bombings of 1916 (he was finally pardoned in 1939). Mooney was named "Honorary Chairman" of the organization, and the committee's propaganda, in addition to characterizing the Olympic games as racist, militaristic, and intended "to distract the attention of the masses...from their own immediate problems...from the actual starvation facing many of them," makes repeated calls for Mooney's immediate and unconditional release. & & Uncommon survivals from a fascinating phase of California communism. None of the 5 items is separately catalogued in OCLC, though the LA84 Foundation Library appears to have a few related (but not separately catalogued) items. Five pieces, including two press releases, two circulars and one fundraising pledge form. Old folds; general light wear, with some creasing at margins; pledge form is a file copy, with red pencil annotation to that effect; Very Good overall.

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        Podvig [Glory: A Novel].

      [Paris: Contemporary Annals Publishing House], 1932. - Nabokov's novel Glory, which was not published in English until 1971. ¦ From the inventory of Burton Weiss, Bookseller. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 240 pages, untrimmed. Unopened. Juliar, Nabokov, A Descriptive Bibliography, A13.1. Wrappers slightly worn; fine copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Story of My Life

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Cloth-backed boards, morocco label, showing some wear, else a good copy, number 42 of 294 numbered copies of the Limited Edition Presentation copy from Clarence Darrow to his brother-in-law, Fred Hamerstrom (younger brother of Darrow's wife, Ruby) whom Darrow knew intimately for many decades--"From Clarence Darrow / To Frederick N. Hamerstrom / With regard and affection

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        The Story of My Life. Inscribed by Darrow with dust jacket

      1932 - Inscribed by Darrow Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. The Story of My Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. xiv, 495 pp. Fourteen plates (with 16 illustrations). Cloth very good in dustjacket with some edgewear and chipping. Author inscription in bold hand to half-title. * First edition. The inscription reads: "Inscribed to/ Bob Edwards / With the kind regards of/ Clarence Darrow/ October 18 - 1934." Later printing that includes the account of the Massie trial. When Clarence Darrow died in 1938 at the age of 81, few disputed that he was one of the great attorneys of his generation. There were other lawyers in his lifetime who contributed more to the development of legal science, who rose to positions of greater influence, or who won larger financial rewards, but perhaps none who could match his record as a crusader for the common man. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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