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      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932 First edition, first prnt. "A" and publisher's colophon on copyright page. Bound-in tissue insert between Juan Gris' "The Bullfighter" and title page as issued. Black and white photographs. Gilt decorations and lettering intact. Board black cloth lightly blanched, mostly at the bottom edge, and spine edges touched; dustjacket with chipping at spine edges and corners with a small perforation on the spine, edgewear, mostly at front panel topedge, and beginning toning on spine and upper flap edges. A tight, clean, bright copy. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good dustjacket with an archival cover. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

      [Bookseller: Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA]
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        VÍSPERAS SETEMBRINAS. (Vísperas Septembrinas) Baza De Espadas. EL Ruedo Ibérico. Diario El Sol 1932

      Diario El Sol, Madrid 1932 - L.H.- GENERACIÓN DEL 98. PRIMERA EDICIÓN. OBRA COMPLETA. Edición original de los 28 folletines publicados entre Junio y Julio de 1932 por el Diario El Sol de VISPERAS SETEMBRINAS ( primera parte del tercer volumen de la serie EL Ruedo Ibérico) siendo la primera edición, y única en vida del autor, de esta obra y que no se volvió a editar hasta 26 años más tarde, en 1958 (22 años despues de la muerte de Valle Inclán) con variaciones realizadas por el autor sobre esta primera publicación. 28 tiras de unos 20x42 cm., aproximadamente un tercio de la página del diario, recortadas y protegidas individualmente en fundas de plástico y todo el conjunto en una carpeta en holandesa de tela y planos de papel de aguas de factura actual. La datación, 1932, facilmente verificable por la noticias contenidas en el reverso de la publicación. Primera página con rasgadura restaurada con injerto de papel japón sin sufrir perdida de texto. Buen estado general del papel ( dos páginas con leves manchas de óxido en uno de los márgenes sin afectar el texto). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Bodega Literaria]
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        Death in the Afternoon

      CHARLES SCRIBNERS, NEW YORK 1932 - Color frontispiece "Bullfighter" by Juan Gris. General shelf wear, shaken binding, rubbed cover, and worn edges. Copyright page has "A" and Scribners Colophon/Seal on copyright page indicating first edition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1932 EDITION: A 515 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Konvolut von 10 signierten Blättern.

      o. O., o. Vlg., 1932 - 4°, 10 Orig.-Linolschnitte, Tadellos Frühen Arbeiten von Clément Moreau. Alle Linolschnitte von Hand signiert. Friedrich 6a). 4 Blätter aus der Mappe proletarische Kunst (Aufrüttelung. Selig sind die Hungrigen. Er wollte Arbeit. Hitler der Seifenbläser.) Weiters: 2Bl. Strassenbau bei Ronco. Locarno - Brissago. Emil Ludwig. Peter Emden. F. G. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Interne

      New York: Macaulay. (1932). First. First edition. A bit of scuffing at the bottom of the boards else near fine in a bright, very good dustwrapper with some slight spine fading and some modest chipping to the spine ends. Additionally this copy is Signed by both authors -- this is one of only three books we have seen signed by Thurman. A very nice copy of this seldom encountered novel, a somewhat sensationalistic story of what happens behind the scenes at a big city hospital. Thurman was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. His residence in Harlem was referred to as "Niggerati Manor" and was one of the central gathering places for the Harlem intellectual elite. Born in Salt Lake City and educated there and in Los Angeles, his brilliance and varied background allowed him to participate in and simultaneously critique the Harlem Renaissance with unique perspective. He was chosen by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and others to be the editor of Fire!!, the short lived (one issue) magazine which was probably the high point of the young intellectuals during the Harlem Renaissance. The two novels he wrote during that time, The Blacker the Berry and The Infants of Spring, were defining works of Renaissance literature. The Interne, written with Furman, a white author Thurman met while working for the publisher Macaulay, is a scathing indictment of the bureaucracy and corruption of urban hospitals as seen by the novel's hero, an idealistic young doctor. Thurman left Harlem for Hollywood and worked on screenplays, including Tomorrow's Children starring Sterling Holloway, a story drawn from The Interne about court-ordered sterilization of the poor. At the time Thurman's weekly studio paycheck of $250 was, according to one source, the highest salary paid to any African-American in the United States. He returned to Harlem for a visit in 1934. An alcoholic and long plagued with ill-health, he collapsed in the middle of his reunion party and was taken to the very hospital he condemned in The Interne. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, he languished there for six months before finally dying on Christmas, 1934, at the age of 32. Rare in jacket and exceptionally so signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Huxley, Aldous. T.H. HUXLEY AS A MAN OF LETTERS. Family Copy.

      Macmillan, London 1932 - Imperial College of Science and Technology, Huxley Memorial Lecture. First and only edition. 8vo., 28pp. Printed wrappers. A very good or better example showing light use. This is a unique copy of a scarce work. Julian Huxley's copy with his signature at the head of the front cover. Also signed on page 1 by the author Aldous Huxley - who published Brave New World the same year. Huxley [Julian] came from the distinguished Huxley family. His brother was the writer Aldous Huxley, and half-brother a fellow biologist and Nobel laureate, Andrew Huxley; his father was writer and editor Leonard Huxley; and his paternal grandfather, the subject of this lecture, was biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, famous as a friend and supporter of Charles Darwin and proponent of evolution. His maternal grandfather was the academic Tom Arnold, and great-grandfather Thomas Arnold of Rugby School.' 'Thomas Henry Huxley PC, FRS (4 May 1825 Ealing, London - 29 June 1895 Eastbourne, Sussex) was an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Huxley's famous 1860 debate with the Lord Bishop of Oxford Samuel Wilberforce was a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution, and in his own career. Wilberforce was coached by Richard Owen, against whom Huxley also debated on whether man was closely related to apes. Huxley was slow to accept some of Darwin's ideas, such as gradualism, and was undecided about natural selection, but despite this he was wholehearted in his public support of Darwin. He was instrumental in developing scientific education in Britain, and fought against the more extreme versions of religious tradition. Huxley coined the term 'agnostic' to describe his own views on religion, a term whose use has continued to the present day, and which throws light on his demanding criteria for proof in science. Huxley had little schooling, and taught himself almost everything he knew. Remarkably, he became perhaps the finest comparative anatomist of the second half of the nineteenth century. He worked first on invertebrates, clarifying the relationships between groups that were previously little understood. Later, he worked more on vertebrates, especially on the relationship between man and the apes. Another of his important conclusions was that birds evolved from dinosaurs, namely, small carnivorous theropods. This view is widely held today. The tendency has been for this fine anatomical work to be overshadowed by his energetic controversial activity in favour of evolution, and by his extensive public work on scientific education, both of which had significant effect on society in Britain and elsewhere. His most famous descendents are the third generation offspring of Leonard Huxley: 'Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, grandson, FRS (June 22, 1887 - February 14, 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist, author, humanist and internationalist, known for his popularizations of science in books and lectures. He was the first director of UNESCO, founding member of the World Wildlife Fund, and was knighted in 1958. His work in zoology was broader even than his grandfather: it included ethology and wildlife conservation, genetics and development as well as evolution. His two sons were both scientists of note: Anthony Julian Huxley, a botanist, and Francis Huxley, an anthropologist. Sir Andrew Huxley OM FRS, grandson (b 1917, son of Leonard Huxley and Rosalind Bruce) won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963 jointly for work on nerve impulses. Andrew is the second Huxley to become President of the Royal Society (1980-85).' 'Aldous Leonard Huxley, grandson (July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, trave [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Greek Memories [Uncorrected Proof Copy]

      Cassell [1932], London - The uncorrected proof copy of this memoir of the author's time in Greece during World War I, during which time he worked for the British intelligence service MI6, eventually becoming the head of the Aegean Intelligence Service. The memoir was suppressed upon publication as a violation of the Official Secrets Act, and Mackenzie was fined. In the book he revealed for the first time the existence of the SIS (Secret Intelligence Service) and was highly critical of particular individuals. As a result, he was later placed on MI5's watch list, and his activities were monitored by the British domestic intelligence service. The book was republished in 1939 without fanfare. Spine slant; initials to rear cover; staining and bookstore (?) label to front cover; good in wrappers. Few copies of the 1932 edition survived; proof copies are especially uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA (Lopezbooks)]
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        POESIA ESPAÑOLA. Antología 1915-1931. Unamuno, M. y A. Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Moreno Villa, Salinas, Guillén, Dámaso Alonso, Gerardo Diego, García Lorca, Alberti, Villalón, Prados, Cernuda, Altolaguirre, Aleixandre y Larrea. Selección de sus obras publicadas e inéditas por.

      Signo, Madrid 1932. - 1a Edición////Fotografías de los poetas f/t.///Tela editorial con leves rozaduras en bordes./22x14,5. 469 págs.//Poesía, Vanguardias [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria El Astillero]
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        The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam [as three miniatures; the smallest book in the world as of 1933].

      Commonwealth Press 1932-33, Worcester - Super miniature. 1/250. Custom-made clamshell box of 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper boards with gold paper-covered compartments in which nestle three successively smaller miniature books, all printings of Omar Khayyam's tetrameter poem, plus a book briefly illustrating the history of miniatures and detailing the making of this itty-bitty Rose Garden: "A Thimbleful of Books" by Thompson (approx. 6" x 8 3/4"), a booklet with two pages of the tiniest miniature reproduced as proof sheet, along with a small magnifying glass housed in a 1 x 5/8 inch folding brass frame. At the time of publication, the smallest book, measuring 1/4 x 1/4 inch and bound in paper wraps, was the world's most diminutive book. The three other books are bound in gilt-stamped full red morocco. The two larger Rose Gardens measure 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches and 5 x 5 3/4 inches. Fine condition. Bondy, Miniature Books (1981) p. 154. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Towards a Reform of the Paper Currency Particularly in Point of its Design.

      NY Limited Editions Club 1932 - Quarto. 23pp.,(4)ff. One of 452 copies signed by Dwiggins. Dwiggins facetiously discusses the atrocities of the present design of currency and postage stamps, proposing new ones based on those issued by the fictional country of the Antipodes. Includes plates of Antipodean stamps, and a currency sample tipped-in. A fine copy in leather-backed patterned boards, with slipcase and partial glassine wrapper. An important Dwiggins and scarce Limited Editions Club title. (Agner 32.02). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York and London 1932 - First Edition. Inscribed Presentation Copy. 8vo., 517pp. Smooth black cloth stamped in gilt at spine & front cover. Publisher's "A" & colophon on copyright page. Tissue Guard & frontispiece painting by Juan Gris' "The Bullfighter", numerous other back & white photographs & glossary. Very neatly inscribed by Hemingway in blue-black fountain pen on the title page: "To James and Paula - / from their good friend / with all best wishes / Ernest Hemingway / 1942". A near fine copy showing minimal use in an excellent original illustrated dustwrapper, price intact, with beautifully executed moderate professional restoration primarily to the upper spine & to the extremities. Hanneman A10a. A very nice example of this Hemingway High Spot. Custom TBCL clamshell collector's case in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The International Style: Architecture Since 1922.

      W.W. Norton, New York 1932 - First edition of this seminal work. Octavo, original cloth with the dust jacket. Inscribed by Johnson, "For Jim with thanks for his help Philip Johnson." In near fine condition in the very rare dust jacket with light chipping. This is the first jacketed copy that we have encountered. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Initially produced as the catalog to accompany a controversial and groundbreaking 1932 Museum of Modern Art show of the then new architecture emerging in Europe and America, The International Style quickly became the definitive statement of the principles underlying the work of such giants as Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and other pioneers. It might be said that Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson discovered as well as defined "the International Style," and over the decades their book has served as a frame for growth in the architectural profession. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Death in the Afternoon

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1932 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket that has benefitted from some professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is rich in colors with no chips or tears. The book is in solid condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the spine and edges. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the original dustjacket. We buy Hemingway first editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Art Forms in Nature. Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      A. Zwemmer, London 1932 - XIII + 120pp. 120 photogravure plates. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with bumping to corners and spine ends plus 2 scratches to cloth of rear board. Gilt titles bright. Light foxing to prelims - page edges and introduction. Front inner hinge cracking. Bookplate to front paste down. Binding tight Green hardback cloth cover with gilt titles and gilt embossed leaf (Nigella Damascena) to front board [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        ENGLISH FOLK SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS. Comprising two hundred and seventy-three Songs and Ballads with nine hundred and sixty-eight Tunes. Including thirty-nine Tunes contributed by Olive Dame Campbell [2 Volume Set]

      Oxford University Press, London 1932 - This is the first printing of the Second and Enlarged Edition, the first edition being Putnam's of 1917, which printed 122 songs and ballads, and 323 tunes. Vol. I: xxxvii + 436 pp. Fold-out map showing the counties in which the songs were collected. Preface by Maud Karpeles; Introduction to the 1917 Edition by Cecil Sharp; Ballads; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Titles. Vol. II: xi + 411 pp. Songs; Hymns; Nursery Songs; Jigs; Play-Party Games; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Titles. Each of the songs and ballads, as well as all variants, are annotated and presented with lyrics and musical notation. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Spines darkened on both volumes. Spine extremities slightly worn, corners bumped. Volume I has offset (newspaper article?) to front flyleaf. An invaluable resource for the singer or musicologist, these volumes are out of print and difficult to find. Scans or digitals available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: E.R. Bosson, Books]
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        The Master of the House by Radclyffe Hall. [Signed, Limited Edition].

      1932 London - Jonathan Cape - Toronto and New York. On copyright page: "First published 1932" Printed in Great britain in the city of Oxford at the Alden Press. Paper by John Dickinson & Co., Ltd. Bound by A. W. Bain & Co., Ltd. 1932 - "This Signed Edition is Limited to One Hundred and Seventy-Two Copies of which One Hundred and Sixty-Seven are for sale. This is number 109. [signed] Radclyffe Hall.". 6 3/4" x 10 1/4", 490 pp., including an Author's Foreword & Pronouncing Glossary [of Provencal words]. Vellum spine with title, author & publisher's name, etc. goldstamped in modernistic lettering, single, gilt line along vellum sides, buff-tan colored cloth over boards; purple & tan toned, marbled paper endpapers, headbands, top-edge gilt; deckle-edged fore-edge, most pages are unopened. With publisher's cellophane & tan-yellow card (inner flaps) dustjacket & sturdy, publisher's paste-board slipcase, covered in a lightly-textured, tan-yellow paper. Spine of book shows slight age-mellowing typical of vellum; upper spine end of jacket shows some chipping, with a few chips to lower edge of cellophane, a 4" tear & split to upper edge of cellophane on the back panel. Slipcase shows a few scratches to sides, light dusting, rubbing to edges, corners, but is sound & fully intact. Book is in very fine condition (an unused, and unread copy). Scan shows the spine & front cover of the book, but not the jacket or slipcase. Purchased from Bill Targ's Chicago Argus Book Shop, by Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, T. C. Lonney in the 1930's. [Author's dedication & note:] "Dedicated to Our Three Selves" & "All the persons represented in this book are purely imaginary; moreover, while actual places and events are mentioned, certain modifications have, in some cases, been intentionally introduced with a view to preserving its fictional character." A modern, fictionalized re-telling of the childhood of Jesus, set in Provence. “In a quiet curve of the coast of Provence, on a stretch of that coast which before the war was seldom if ever visited by strangers, lies the small seaport town of Saint-Loup-sur-mer, cleansed by strong winds and purified by sunshine. Its Patron—if one may credit report—was a warrior-bishop of no mean attainments, since of him it is told that he checked the advance of Attila, Mighty Scourge of the Lord, though by what precise method remains somewhat uncertain. But his memory is mellowed by gentler legends even as the years have mellowed his statues, so that that of him it is also told that he felt great concern for the sorrows of women, and a great tenderness towards newborn things, having once restored its life to a fledgling. And since this bird was a nightingale it would come with the darkness to sing in his garden: ’Praise God in His Golden Saints,’ it would sing, as everyone knew very well at the time—that is to say, in the year 400, when Saint Loup had not yet been privileged to hear the harps and the angelic songs of heaven. His town has a harbour with numerous vessels and many simple activities; a fine view from such windows as look over the quay and thus out beyond to a stretch of blue water, and a wall of dark peaks from such as look sideways or backward towards the long range of the Maures, Saint Loup being partly encircled by mountains. There is also the church with its open belfry in which one may see the chime of bells swinging; the old fish-market renowned for fine langoustes, and three cafes frequented by fishermen, sailors, and sometimes by artists with their wives and their models. The streets, which are narrow and tortuous, are but ill adapted for the passage of motors; moreover in summer their heat is relentless, while in winter they are swept and re-swept by the mistral. Yet innumerable fruit trees surround the town, and these in the midst of plentiful vineyards.” [chapter 1/1; pp. 17-18]. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Ombres portées. Ornées de cinq gravures au burin de Stanley Willliam Hayter.

      Editions de la Montagne., Paris, 1932 - Paris, Editions de la Montagne. 1932. 16,5x25,5, cm. 60 p. Reliure demi maroquin rouge à coins, titre et tranche dorés. Couvertures et dos cons. Black-Morhead 62-66. - Un des 50 exemplairs sur Hollande van Gelder signés par Hugnet et Hayter. - Bel ex. Sprache: Französisch Reliure demi maroquin rouge à coins, titre et tranche dorés. Couvertures et dos cons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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      George Harrap & Co. Ltd, London 1932 - One of 575 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine publisher's slipcase. Complete with four full-color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Ruskin's powerful fable about love and kindness to others, made the more vivid through Rackham's beautiful illustrations. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Fairy Tales

      George G. Harrap, London 1932 - One of 525 numbered copies [#147] signed by Arthur Rackham. Illustrated throughout in black and white and with full coloured plates. A lovely copy, still cased in the publisher's original slipcase with the limitation label pasted to the top edge. Size: 4to [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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      George G. Harrap & Co,. Ltd., London 1932 - (Rackham, Arthur) illustrator. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., (1932). First edition. 4to - 8-1/16" x 10-5/8". Bound in vellum with gold lettering on the cover and spine; gilt top. 287 numbered pages. There are twelve full-page illustrations in color and fifty-nine drawings in black and white; also pictorial end-papers in yellow and white. Limited to 525 copies of which 500 are for sale, all signed by the artist. This copy is in exceptionally nice condition with the gilt still bright and the vellum still white with one small pea sized spot of light discoloration on the lower board. Internally, the book is flawless. The condition of the book is FINE. Rare in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        The Silver Horn and Other Sporting Tales of John Weatherford

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1932 - One of the most successful Derrydale titles, and, though a collection of stories, a leading candidate for The Great American Sporting Novel. We know of no other Derrydale book with fore-edge painting; it was possibly done at the behest of Eugene V. Connett, III, the proprietor of the Press, perhaps as a gift. The painting appears to illustrate the climatic racing scene from the story "Enid Ashley's Knight Errant", which appears in the book. UNIQUE First Edition, one of 950 copies. 8vo. With 6 drawings by J. Alden Twachtman. WITH FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A RACE OVER TIMBER, SIGNED BY F.R. CROSS. Original red boards, gilt spine. THE ONLY COPY WE HAVE EVER SEEN WITH ALL EDGES GILT. This must be a unique copy, but done by the original edition binders because the pastedown and endpapers are the same as the regular edition. Bookplate. Laid into quarter crimson morocco slipcase and chemise. Siegel 65; Frazier G-6-a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        FAIRY TALES: Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1932 - George G. Harrap London,1932. 288pp. This is a limited edition of 525 SIGNED copies this being no. 297. There is gilt title to spine and front board and 12 color plates, each with captioned tissue-guards. There is a decorated title-page (printed in black and brown) and numerous text illustrations (some full-page) all by Arthur Rackham. CONDITION: There is some foxing to front boards. The front end papers are a bit rubbed. The spine has two small splits (pictured). All pages are clean and intact. All illustrations are present. Many of the pages are still uncut. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Flip Your Wig]
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      J. Girard 1932 - RO40096295: 19 tomes de 400-500 pages chacun. Illustré de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte, en front-de-chapitre, en lettrines et en culs-de-lampe. Auteur, titre, tomaison, éditeur, caissons et filets dorés sur le dos. Plats percaline rouge. TOME I (303 + 345 pages) Notre-Dame de Paris. TOME II (394 + 348 pages) : Les Misérables : Fantine et Cosette. TOME III (308 + 431 pages) : Les Misérables, Marius - L'Idylle rue Plumet et L'Epopée rue Saint-Denis. TOME IV (360 + 114 pages) : Les Misérables, Jean Valjean - Le dernier jour d'un condamné - Claude Gueux. TOME V (476 pages) : Quatre-Vingt Treize. TOME VI (518 pages) : L'Archipel de la Manche - Les travailleurs de la Mer. TOME VII (652 pages) : L'Homme qui rit. TOME VIII (387 pages) : Bug-Jargal - Han d'Islande. TOME IX (468 pages) : Histoire d'un crime. TOME X (224 + 284 pages) : Napoléon - Le Petit - Choses Vues. TOME XI (118 + 132 + 288 pages) : Littérature et Philosophie - W. Shakespeare - Paris - Victor Hugo Raconté. TOME XII (208 + 221 + 298 pages) : Avant l'Exil - Pendant l'Exil - Depuis l'Exil. TOME XIII (288 + 116 + 100 pages) : Le Rhin - Alpes et Pyrénées - France et Belgique. TOME XIV (environ 450 pages) : Hernani - Marion Delorme - Le Roi s'amuse - Lucrèce Borgia - Marie Tudor - Angelo - La Esmeralda - Ruy-Blas - Les Burgraves. TOME XV (178 + 48 + 95 + 44 + 35 pages) : Cromwell - Torquemada - Théâtre en Liberté - Amy Robsart - Les Jumeaux. TOME XVI (Env. 550-600 pages): Odes et Ballades - Les Orientales - Les feuilles d'automne - Les chants du crépuscule - Les voix intérieures - Les rayons et les ombres - Les Contemplations - Les chansons des rues & des bois. TOME XVII (Env. 500 pages) : La légende des siècles - L'Art d'être Grand-Père - Le Pape - La pitié suprême - Religion & Religion - L'Âne - Les quatre vents de l'esprit. TOME XVIII (Env. 550-600 pages) : La fin de Satan - Dieu - Toute la Lyre - Les années funestes - Les Châtiments - L'Année terrible - La Libération du territoire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems 1909-1925.

      London, Faber & Faber. 1932. - Second edition, reprint; 8vo; bound in full leather with leather onlay, tooled and lettered in gold; Japanese end papers; all edges gilt. Binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe depicting London and the Thames. Signed and dated 24. vii.42 on the title page by the author. Fine in custom made leather and cloth slipcase.

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        The Devil's Highway

      D. Appleton, New York 1932 - First Printing, with the number (1) in parenthesis on the final page. 8vo; [6], 336pp. Publisher's crimson cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered in gilt; in the original illustrated dust jacket priced at $2.00. A Near Fine or better copy, very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; in a just about Fine, lightly edge-worn jacket. Little read today, the novels of Harold Bell Wright outsold those of every other American writer during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Newspapers of the day claimed Wright was the first author to write a novel that reached a million sales, and the statement cannot be far wrong. (The Devil's Highway, on the other hand, sold very few copies, making it today one of the most difficult of Wright's titles to obtain, in any condition.) John Lebar was the pen name of Wright's oldest son, Gilbert Munger Wright. In the Devil's Highway, they launched a scathing attack on "scientism," the belief that, in due coarse, all human misery will be solved by science. As such, the book can be seen as an attack on Nazism, Fascism and Communism, all then taking root, and more broadly on any effort to displace old-fashioned values with modern, scientific ideas. Interestingly, Ronald Reagan was one of Wright's most devoted followers. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vol à voiles.

      Payot |& Cie 1932 - - Payot & Cie, Lausanne & Genève 1932, 14x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 500 ex numérotés sur alfa, seul tirage avec 35 Hollande. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Scarlet Pansy

      William Faro, New York 1932 - 8vo, pp. 370. Original red boards, with the spine label perfectly preserved. Red and black frontispiece and title-page. The slightest bumping at spine ends, otherwise a very fine copy, tight and bright, lacking the dustwrapper (which we have never seen but which is presumed to exist). First edition. Robert McAlmon was born in South Dakota in 1895 and left as soon as he could. Bookish, brilliant and homosexual, he spent three years at the University of Southern California before moving to New York in 1920, where he met William Carlos Williams working on a small poetry magazine, and worked as a nude artists' model when money was scarce. In 1921 he married the lesbian heiress Winifred Ellerman, better known as the writer Bryher. Their marriage liberated both of them, she from her family, and McAlmon from worries about money. The same year he moved to Paris, and by 1922 was working as an assistant to James Joyce, editing and typing up drafts of Ulysses. He used the marital money to found his own imprint, Contact Editions. Its first book was A Hasty Bunch (1922), McAlmon's own collection of short stories, which was quickly followed by Ernest Hemingway's debut, Three Stories and Ten Poems (1923). Contact ran for nine years and became one of the most significant expatriate literary presses of the period, publishing work by, among others, Ford Madox Ford, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, and Nathaniel West. But McAlmon's own reputation did not endure: resentful of the success of others and increasingly depressed by his own continuing obscurity, he wrote less and less, drank more and more, and eventually disappeared from the literary scene altogether. He died in 1956 in Desert Springs, California, embittered and forgotten. In 1938 McAlmon's Being Geniuses Together was published, his waspish memoir of literary life in 1920s Paris. James Joyce, who did not come out of the book well, was withering: 'the office boy's revenge', he called it. But McAlmon's real revenge on the Montparnasse literati had already appeared, six years earlier, in New York, published by a tiny publishing house, and under an assumed name. A Scarlet Pansy, by 'Robert Scully', is the story of Fay Etrange. Born in Kuntsville, Pennysylvania, Fay decamps to New York as soon as she's able, and supports herself by working as a nude model. She attends medical school with Mason Linberg, her close friend and cruising companion, and when Linberg astounds the entire cast by announcing his forthcoming marriage to one Marjorie Bull-Dike, Fay throws a lavish party for the odd couple, who then decamp to Paris. Left alone, Fay embarks on a series of lubricious encounters with, among many, many others, an Irish cop, some soldiers on leave, and an entire polo team (not the horses). At the last she finds true love with a handsome lieutenant, who in the novel's closing pages is destined to die in Fay's arms on the battlefields of France. Of course, what is obvious to all but the dimmest reader is that Fay Etrange is a man, a man with a knowingly homonymous name. The device of referring to the character as 'her' throughout the book fooled no-one but the authorities who, staggeringly, failed to prosecute. Fay, then, is the eponymous hero of A Scarlet Pansy, and the book itself is a scurrilous roman à clef, a broadside aimed at just about everyone McAlmon had ever known in Paris. 'Mason Linberg' is McAlmon himself; the medically-trained, poetry-loving Fay is based on McAlmon's close friend, the medically-trained, poetry-loving William Carlos Williams; and Mason's bride 'Marjorie Bull-Dike' is McAlmon's real-life bride-of-convenience, Bryher. The gay poet and artist Marsden Hartley appears as 'Miss Painter', while poor Elisabeth Marbury, socialite and sometime literary agent to Oscar Wilde, saw herself reincarnated as 'Elizabeth 'Clittie' Thorndike'. Lastly, McAlmon's embittered portraits of Sylvia Beach, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas are not hard to spot among the large cast o

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        The Story of My Life

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 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" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932. Limited Edition, one of 350 copies. Hard Cover. Quarto. Bound as issued in holland backed boards; corners are a trifle worn; spine is a bit darkened as usual; spine label is chipped on the top corner affecting the “s” in Gospels; extra label is tipped in at the rear of the book; a lovely production printed in red and black; unopened textblock; clean throughout. The Greek type was designed by Robert Proctor and made its way to Emery Walker and Sydney Cockerell after Proctor's death. The type was on loan to Oxford for this and two other projects, The Oresteia of Aeschylus (1904) and The Odyssey of Homer (1909). After the completion of the Four Gospels Walker and Cockerell sold the type, punches, and matrices to Oxford. In a letter, Walker remarked that “the [Four Gospels] is certainly one of the finest specimens of modern typography extant....” Remarkable praise considering the era of its production and coming from one the most influential printers and bookmen of that era. reference: J. F. Coakley, “Oxford University Press and Robert Proctor's Greek Type” in Type and Typography: Highlights From Matrix. 194-205.

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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First Edition, First Printing; precedes the American edition and all others. In Very Good condition. Binding lightly worn. Rubbing and light edge wear to cloth, spotting to spine and a few spots to the boards as well. First edition.

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        King Kong

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Original Photoplay Edition, first thus novelization based on the film script by Edgar Wallace and Merian Cooper with pictorial end sheets illustrated with stills from the motion picture. In Good overall condition, lacking the dust jacket. Pages show signs of use and age, including some smudges, reading creases and occasional spotting. Name of previous owner to front pictorial end paper, and again on half title page. Front hinge splitting. Boards show wear and soiling. Crease to bottom corner of front board, sunning to spine, discoloration and stray marks to rear board. Edge wear. Spine shows internal reading creases, and wear, especially at ends.

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      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1932. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page. In Very Good+ condition, in original dust jacket. Front hinge shows a small split. Rear paste down shows a small vintage bookseller label and an area of wear similar to evidence of a book plate removal. Boards show slight dings to edges. Gilt stamping is crisp. Spine ends lightly worn and sunned. The dust jacket shows rubbing and chipping. A lovely copy, in the original dust jacket.

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      London: John Murray, [1932]., 1932. First edition. Small chip along fore-edge of p. 55, else near fine in dust jacket lightly tanned on the spine and with one small closed tear to top edge of front panel. Laid-in to this copy is a promotional booklet titled Six Omnibus Volumes Of Outstanding Value done by the publisher, John Murray, and promoting various A. Conan Doyle books including The Complete Sherlock Holmes Short Stories, The Sherlock Holmes Long Stories, The Conan Doyle Historical Romances I, The Conan Doyle Historical Romances II, and The Conan Doyle Stories. Two different photographs of A. Conan Doyle also appear in the booklet. An invoice dated 3/11/35 from Goodspeed's Book Shop in Boston is also present and provides the cost of this book when sold in 1935, and a promotional card is also laid-in which details the book by H. W. Bell, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: A Chronology Of Their Adventures. Sherlock Holmes: Fact Or Fiction? is the first really authoritative biography of the famous detective.

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      1932. STEINBECK, John. THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN. NY: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. Hardcover, green cloth stamped in gilt, in a very nice original dust jacket. First Edition, first issue of Steinbeck's rare second book. [Goldstone & Payne A20a]. Brewer, Warren & Putnam published 2,500 copies of this title- 1,600 copies were bound but only 650 copies were sold. The remaining sheets and books were eventually sold to Robert O. Ballou and resold under that publisher's imprint. Signed presentation from Steinbeck on the front endpaper: "For Harold Bailey, John Steinbeck." One of Steinbeck's scarcest books, especially in a nice original dust jacket, especially signed, and especially in as nice condition as this copy! Near fine (just an extremely minor sliver fade at the head of the spine else covers, gilt and text bright, tight & clean; just a hint of browning to front endpaper; extremely minor wear & a few very, very tiny tears, about 1/16" inch; (few puckers to paper, very tiny smudge rear cover) d/j. $45,000.00.

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper and slipcase. Folio (8" x 12-3/4") bound in full cloth specially woven in rose and buff by Fortuny of Venice with a gold- stamped linen spine label. Translated and annotated by Melville Best Anderson with an introduction by Arthur Livingston. Designed, printed on rag mould-made paper, and bound by Hans Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page. Handsome book, beautifully printed. Monthly Letter laid in.

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        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. with Through the Looking Glass

      Limited Editions Club 1932 - Illustrated by John Tenniel. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by Frederic Warde. This copy is one of a few of which were also signed by the "Original Alice," Alice Hargreaves. Octavo. [4], xi, [2], [1, blank], 182, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. With the original text illustrations by Tenniel re-engraved on wood by Bruno Rollitz. Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, N.Y. Typography and binding design by Frederic Warde. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Publisher’s full red morocco (by George McKibbin & Son, New York). Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Bookplate on front free endpaper and some offsetting on endpapers. A near fine copy. Housed in the original blue cloth slipcase (some browning and light wear). [Together with:] CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Illustrated by John Tenniel. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, signed by the "Original Alice," Alice Hargreaves. Octavo. [4, blank], xii, [8], 211, [2], [1, blank], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. With the original text illustrations by John Tenniel re-engraved (in metal) by Frederic Warde. Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club by the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge, Mount Verson, N.Y. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Publisher’s full blue morocco (by George McKibbin & Son, New York). Covers decoratively bordered in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, all edges gilt. Bookplate on front free endpaper. A near fine copy. Housed in the original red cloth slipcase (fine). LEC Bibliography 36 and 65. Lovett and Lovett 90a and 94a. "Alice Hargreaves was the married name of Alice Liddell, for whom Lewis Carroll originally wrote the book. In 1932, during the celebrations of the centenary of Carroll’s birth, Alice, who had lived a peaceful life in the south of England for many years, suddenly became a public figure. Her most notable and watched action was a trip to New York to receive an honorary degree from Columbia University" (Lovett and Lovett). Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brave New World

      Chatto & Windus, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First Edition, First Printing; precedes the American edition and all others. In Very Good condition. Binding lightly worn. Rubbing and light edge wear to cloth, spotting to spine and a few spots to the boards as well. First edition.

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      Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 1932., 1932. First edition. 8vo. PART I: Original tan printed wrappers with extended edges, 208-237 pp. introduction, footnotes. Story begins in Vol. XXXV, No. 3, January, 1932. Near fine copy. PART II: Original tan printed wrappers with extended edges, 290-316 pp., footnotes. Story appears in Vol. XXXV, No. 4, April, 1932. Near fine copy. PART III: Original tan printed wrappers with extended edges, 47-66 pp., footnotes. Conclusion of story appears in Vol. XXXVI, No. 1, July, 1932. Near fine copy. This set has long been sought by cattle and Haley collectors. It is one of Haley's earliest titles, and contains a fine introduction by Haley, including an account of his efforts to locate the diaries that make up this book. The existence of a major cattle trail from California to Texas and several major drives over this trail seven years before the Civil War is little known and this work is a major source on the subject.

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        Weimar und Jena, Rudolstadt - Ilmenau.

      Leipzig, Baedeker 1932.. (1. und einzige Aufl.). VI, 41 S., 2 Bl. (Anz.). Mit 2 Karten, 2 Plänen u. 1 Grundriss. OBrosch. (minimal berieben).. Hinrichsen D 252.- Erschienen zum Goethejahr 1932.- Vereinzelte dezente Bleistiftunterstreichungen.- Gutes Exemplar. Recht selten.

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        Tobacco Road

      Scribners 1932 - A very good first edition in a good dust jacket, inscribed by Caldwekk to Harry Behn, who wrote the movie Hell's Angels and who collaborated with Caldwell on a screenplay (Call it Experience, page 157). First printing with the date 1932 on the title page and the Scribners A on the copyright page. Original price of $2.50 still on front flap of the dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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