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        Photographie 1932. Édité par la Revue Arts et Métiers Graphiques. Paris. 1932.

      - 1 volume in-4° relié demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse, titre doré, tête dorée, couverture conservée, traces de frottement sur le dos. Tirage de Luxe. 146 pages dont publicités. 116 photographies dont 4 en couleurs le reste en héliogravure. Très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mesnard - Comptoir du Livre Ancien]
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        Oeuvres de Leconte de Lisle

      Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1932. Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive collection of French poetry and prose. Three volumes of the works of Leconte de Lisle (Poemes Antiques, Poemes Barbares, and Poemes Tragiques) and one volume of the works of Alfred de Vigny (Servitude et Grandeur Militaires). In French. Alfred Victor de Vigny (27 March 1797 17 September 1863) was a French poet, playwright, and novelistCharles Marie Ren Leconte de Lisle (22 October 1818 17 July 1894) was a French poet of the Parnassian movement. The Oeuvres de Leconte de Lisle is three volumes of four (missing Derniers Poemes), and Oeuvres Completes de Alfred de Vigny is one volume of four only. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards and gilt detailing to the spine. Externally very smart, with barely any shelfwear. Front hinge of De Vignyslightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, aside from some browning to the endpapers. Overall: NEAR FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Luzerner Bilderchronik. Zur VI. Jahrhundertfeier des Eintrittes Luzerns in den Bund der Eidgenossen. Bearbeitet von Robert Durrer und Paul Hilber.

      Genf, Sadag, 1932.. Folio. 5 Bl., 289 S. Mit 405 meist farb. Tafeln (dv. 10 doppelblattgr.). Orig.-Lederband (Ecken bestossen, Kanten leicht berieben, hinterer Einbanddeckel mit beriebener Stelle).. Nr. 819 von 1000 num. Ex. - Das erste Blatt knickfaltig.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        The Christopher Robin Verses

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1932. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1932. Being When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six with a Preface for Parents. With Twelve Plates in Colour and Text Decorations by Ernest H. Shepard. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board gilt, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates, line drawings throughout by E. H. Shepard. Cloth fresh, just a little spotting to contents. A lovely copy in the jacket that is very lightly rubbed at the extremities wit a few minor nicks and a little dulling of the spine panel. First combined edition of When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six, with new illustrations in colour by E. H. Shepard. A charming and scarce volume.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        George Gershwin?s Song-book

      New York: Random House, 1932. New York: Random House, 1932. First Edition. One of 300 numbered copies, signed by Gershwin and the illustrator Alajalov and featuring many of the composer's greatest songs, including "Fascinating Rhythm", "Swanee", "Strike Up the Band" and "I Got Rhythm". Publisher?s full morocco; minor wear; a near fine copy, lacking the publisher?s cardboard slipcase. Scarce in such good condition: the covers are often separating or have been reattached, perhaps an unfortunate result of being propped up on the piano (which was good for cocktail parties, but bad for books).

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.]
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        Kings Back to Back: Whitey the Irrepressible Infests Europe

      Vanguard Press, New York 1932 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1932.. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Light rubbing to the spine and extremities, near fine in an exceptionally bright dust jacket with only minor light rubbing to the edges. After the success of his first three novels, Huxley abandoned the fictional milieu of literary London and directed his satire toward an imagined future. He admitted that the original idea of Brave New World was to challenge H.G. Wells' Utopian vision… The novel also marks Huxley's increasing disenchantment with the world, which was to result in his leaving England for California in 1937 in search of a more spiritual life. The book was immediately successful" (Parker & Kermode).

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        Howard Hughes : typed letter SIGNED, April 7th, 1932

      - 1932 - Extremely rare, single-sheet typed letter (23 cm X 21.5 cm) signed by Howard Hughes, billionaire American aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer. On headed paper "Hughes Franklin Theatres." It is addressed to Walters and Sherry, c/o Rialto Theatre, Seattle, Wash. and dated April 7th, 1932, and requests a meeting with Jack Sherry, who worked with Hughes on 'Hell's Angels'. The letter is quite light-hearted in tone with many, indicative spelling errors. Subjects: Howard Hughes -- Letters and correspondence -- Signature -- Signed letters. The letter is in a good condition. Some stiff card has been attached to part of the reverse side. There are some minor edge tears, and the paper has tanned and faded slightly as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Interne

      New York: The Macaulay Company, 1932. New York: The Macaulay Company, 1932. C1932. No printing stated. Red with blue spine lettering and a nurse motif to the front cover, 252 pages with four pages of ads at the back, red page edge tops. Pretty tight binding, almost no wear to covers. Faint foxing to the end papers, the rear end papers also have faint smudges. The page edge sides are flecked with foxing and there is also a little flecking to the page edge bottoms. Three pages at the rear have bottom corner creasing incurred during manufacture. DJ has some edge wear and tear, a spot of wear to the front. and a little foxing to the flaps. There is no price indicated and the flaps are unclipped. Images are available. . Edition is Not Stated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/Good Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Bracken Books]
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        The Disappearing City (Presentation Copy)

      New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1932. New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1932. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/fair. Small square quarto (8 1/4"). First edition of this 90 page extended meditation on forces affecting the modern city. Illustrated with some black and white photographs. Green cloth covers decorated in black are in very good condition. The book is lightly shelfworn and the endpapers are somewhat darkened, but overall a handsome very good copy. The price-intact dustwrapper is present but is quite worn and has an alpine shaped large chip to the front cover as well as numerous other smaller chips and wear. This copy benefits from a handwritten presentation by Wright "To "Dave" one of the heroes of this book. Frank Lloyd Wright. Taliesen. June 8." The question of who "Dave" is remains although from a reading of the text it is quite possible that Wright was referring to Walter V. Davidson whose home Wright built in Buffalo and who is mentioned in several passages within the text. An uncommon early Wright title and one which seldom appears with inscription.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Miss Zilphia Gant

      Book Club of Texas, Dallas 1932 - First Edition, only printing (never reprinted in the United States until it appeared in Uncollected Short Stories of William Faulkner, in 1979). Preface by Henry Nash Smith. 8vo: xii,29,[2]pp, no. 189 of 300 numbered copies. Original reddish-brown gilt-ruled and -lettered cloth, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Very light wear to spine tips, else clean, tight, bright and unmarked; about Fine (and apparently unread), wanting the original glassine dust jacket. Petersen A12.1 Probably written in 1929, three years before publication by the Book Club of Texas in this special edition of three hundred copies. The short story centers on development of the title character whose mother raises her as a virtual prisoner. "Though it is crude in its handling of sexual imagery and suffers from a number of other technical problems that betray it as an early story, it does create two vivid characters. And of more importance, it reveals the author grappling with a theme that will be developed fully in some of his greatest stories and novels: the warping, destructive impact upon the psyche of the repression of those drives that connect the human being to the world of nature. . . . The narrative techniques of 'Miss Zilphia Gant' also show Faulkner surely, if falteringly, moving toward this techniques that will make his Jefferson stories and novels masterpieces." (Volpe, A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: The Short Stories) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        THE STORE


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        The Lonsdale Library Volume I

      London - Seeley, Service and Co., 1932. London - Seeley, Service and Co., 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A guide to horsemanship (riding, veterinary care, tack and training) by Brigadier Geoffrey Brooke. With over ninety illustrations, including a photographic frontispiece of the Earl of Lonsdale on his hunter, Marble. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally smart with just some marks to the boards and some minor shelfwear to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with spotting to the endpapers only. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Adressbuch für den Oberamtsbezirk Waldsee 1932/1933.

      Waldsee, Verlag Viktor Liebel, 1932.. gr8° (23x16), (X), 143 S., OKart (Brosch), die letzten 2 Bl. mit säurefrei repariertem Einriß, sonst nahezu ungelesen, fest sauber und gepflegt,. Einwohner mit Berufsbezeichnung, Industrie, Handel und Gewerbe, Telefonanschlüsse sowie Behörden mit Vorsteher und allerlei Wissenswertes aus: Waldsee.- Aulendorf.- Bergatreute.- Dietmanns.- Eberhardzell.- Eintürnen.- Gaisbeuren.- Haidgau.- Haisterkirch.- Hochdorf.- Hummertsried.- Ingoldingen.- Michelwinnaden.- Mühlhausen.- Oberessendorf.- Otterswang.- Reute.- Schussenried.- Schweinhausen.- Steinach.- Steinhausen.- Tannhausen.- Unteressendorf.- Unterschwarzach.- Unterurbach.- Winterstettendorf.- Winterstettenstadt.- Wolfegg.- Ziegelbach.- Zollenreute.-

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        Before the Fact

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1932. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. With the dust jacket. A few very faint marks to cloth, mild partial tanning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the spine-tanned and dust soiled but remarkably intact jacket with two very small sections of loss from the top edge (one 3×65mm and one 2×40mm) and otherwise only very light rubbing to ends and corners. First edition, first impression; rare in the jacket, which prints Gollancz's sensational list of the possible identities of "Francis Iles", including: E. M. Forster, R. Austin Freeman, Patrick Hamilton, Aldous Huxley, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Eden Phillpotts, Osbert Sitwell, Hugh Walpole and H. G. Wells.

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        The History of Tom Jones,

      London- Macmillan and Co., Limited., 1932. London- Macmillan and Co., Limited., 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, often known simply as Tom Jones, is a comic novel by the English playwright and novelist Henry Fielding. The novel is both a Bildungsroman and Picaresque novel. In two volumes complete. First published in 1749, Tom Jones is among the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The novel, with 346,747 words, is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics totally unrelated to the book itself. Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess. From Macmillan's Library of English Classics,withadvertisement to rear of volume two. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight bumping andwear to extremitiesand odd rubbing andmarks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean but with handling marks to text block edges and slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Filibusters in Barbary

      London: Grayson, 1932. London: Grayson, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Spine of jacket darkened, a few short closed tears at edges, jacket hinges a little rubbed and chipped. Endpapers browned, slight bump to the edge of one board.. With a short note signed J.B.P. (and identified in pencil as the editor J.B. Pinker) "I published chapters of this book weekly as he wrote them in Everyman. Lewis used to bring them to me himself. They were illustrated by drawings not reproduced in this book. It contains the making of a very good book indeed, but lacks form + has no ending." Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 044649.

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        Songs From the Bad Child's Book of Beasts

      London - Duckworth, Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew Ltd, 1932. London - Duckworth, Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew Ltd, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Hillaire Belloc's popular book of verses for children, set to sheet music. First edition thus. Condition: In a pictorial paper covered binding. Externally, sound with slight wear to spine. Internally, binding loosening in places. One page detached but present. A number of further pages starting. Generally bright with the odd handling mark and some small crayon marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The International Style: Architecture since 1922

      NY: W.W. Norton, 1932 NY: W.W. Norton, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. basket weave brick cloth, front cover lettered in gilt and black. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 240 pages. 24 x 20 cm. Profusely illustrated: photographs and plans. Indices. Johnson's first book written before he became a practicing architect. KARPEL B657. "This is a classic work in the history of modern architecture, and one, which influenced its subsequent course. Adolf Placzek calls this one of the `most important and consequential books of the decade." Owner label inside front cover, and small book label on half title, wear to backstrip extremities -- clean , bright, and tight interior.

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        Le Livre de Demain Collection

      34 -Paris - Artheme Fayard, 1932. 34 -Paris - Artheme Fayard, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of these french historical novels, from the originalLe Livre de Demain collection. All volumes are in their original paper wraps. Including number 52, Georges Duhamel's Civilisation 1914-1917 with fifty original wood-cutengravings from Raymond Thiolliere. Number 109, Henri de Regnier's Le Mariage de Minuit with twenty-seven wood-cut engravings by Claudel. Number 130, Octave Aubry's Napoleon III with twenty-two wood-cut engravings by Guy Arnoux. Number 94, Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary with fifty wood-cut engravings by Claudel. Lastly Trois Contes by Gustave Flaubert, with thirty wood-cut engravings from Le Meilleur, Le Bedeff, and De Slignieres. Five of the original twenty-five. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, all volumes are bright and smart, with only light chipping. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, bright and clean, aside from the odd handling mark. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Limits and Renewals

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1932. London - Macmillan and Co, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Kipling's last collection of short stories. Written shortly after the death of Kipling's son, the stories all feature themes of pain, inner suffering, mental anguish and bereavement. Including The Woman in His Life, The Manner of Men, The Mother's Son, and many more. Condition: In a red cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, generally smart, though with some shelfwear. Spine cocked, and some discolouration to the head of the spine. Dustwrapper is sound, though age-tonedwith some loss to the head of the spine panels and some edgewear. Stain to rear panel. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD with a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper..

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        The Brush-work of Rembrandt and his School

      London - Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1932. London - Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of The Brush-work of Rembrandt and his School by Laurie and illustrated with photomicrographs. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. With 127 Photomicrograph Plates. Arthur Pillans Laurie, 1861 - 1949, was a chemist, and principal. He was educated at Cambridge, becoming a chemist, and later became principal of the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, in 1900. He was professor of Chemistry to the Royal Academy of Arts, and sometime FEllow of King's College, Cambridge. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only very slight wear to the extremities, including very slight marks to the top of the spine. The dustwrapper has several closed tears, with slight marks and discolouration. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is near fine, with a good dustwrapper..

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        The Brushwork of Rembrandt and his School

      Oxford - University Press - London - Humphrey Milford, 1932. Oxford - University Press - London - Humphrey Milford, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The Brushwork of Rembrandt and his School by A. P. Laurie. Illustrated with photomicrographs with one hundred and twenty-seven plates to rear. In original unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Dedicated to the Duke of Westminster and with an introduction to front by Laurie dated 1932. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606- 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative. Condition: In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor marks to spine and slight bumping. Dustwrapper has the odd slight closed tear, marginal age toning and occasional marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only minor foxing to first and last few pages. Some pages unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED with a VERY GOOD dustwrapper.

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        The Brush-work of Rembrandt and his School

      London - Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1932. London - Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of The Brush-work of Rembrandt and his School by Laurie and illustrated with photomicrographs. Bound in paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and an unclipped dustwrapper. With 127 Photomicrograph Plates. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606 1669, was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age. His etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high, and for twenty years he taught nearly every important Dutch painter. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. Arthur Pillans Laurie, 1861 - 1949, was a chemist, and principal. He was educated at Cambridge, becoming a chemist, and later became principal of the Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, in 1900. He was professor of Chemistry to the Royal Academy of Arts, and sometime FEllow of King's College, Cambridge. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is very slight wear to the extremities. The dustwrapper has several small closed tears and slight discolouration. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright. Overall the condition is near fine, with a very good dustwrapper..

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        The isolation of crystalline vitamin A plus other materials

      1932-1945 1932 - From the Isolator of Vitamin A to the Discoverer of Vitamin E Holmes, Harry Nicholls (1879-1958). (1) (with Ruth E. Corbet) The isolation of crystalline vitamin A. Offprint from Journal of the American Chemical Society 59 (1937). 2042-2047pp. Original printed wrappers. Inscribed by Holmes to Herbert M. Evans (1882-1971) on the front wrapper: "To Herbert M. Evans with the Compliments of Harry N. Holmes." (2) Autograph letter signed to Evans. 1 page. Oberlin, April 21, 1945. 282 x 214 mm. (3) Black and white photograph of Holmes in his laboratory. 255 x 207 mm. Signed on the verso by Holmes: "Harry N. Holmes Oberlin College." (4) (with Henry M. Leicester) The isolation of carotene. Offprint from Journal of the American Chemical Society 54 (1932). 716-720pp. Original printed wrappers. 236 x 160 mm. Together 4 items, plus cover addressed in Holmes’s hand to Evans with Evans’s pencil note "Isolation of crystalline Vitamin A" on the front. Very good to fine. First Editions, Offprint Issues of nos. (1) and (3). Holmes and Corbet were the first to isolate vitamin A in pure crystalline form. Their paper, "The isolation of crystalline vitamin A," was their first full-length description of their achievement, following a very brief announcement published in Science earlier in 1937 (see Garrison-Morton 1074). Holmes inscribed this copy to Herbert M. Evans, the co-discoverer of vitamin E (see Garrison-Morton 1070), after Evans had written to Holmes requesting a copy and other materials; this is explained in Holmes’s letter to Evans: "The compliment of your request in your Feb. letter deserved an instant reply but delay in finding a photo—and a rush of work—delayed me. "It was more than kind of you to call our isolation of crystalline vitamin A a "classic," especially after the boorish attitude of Karrer at Zurich. "And so I’m glad to send you, in separate packet, photo, reprint desired—and a few others that I hope may interest you." No. (3) is the photograph Holmes sent to Evans. "Karrer" refers to Paul Karrer (1889-1971), who was the first to establish the structure of beta-carotene (the chief precursor of vitamin A); Karrer received a share of the 1937 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his research on vitamins. No. (4), the paper by Holmes and Leicester, describes a laboratory method of isolating carotene "which would minimize the exposure of the materials to air at all times" (p. 717). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Comenius in England

      London - Humphrey Milford, 1932. London - Humphrey Milford, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An account of the visit of Jan Amos Komensky (Comenius), the Czech philosopher and educationist, to London in 1641-1642 and its bearing on the origins of the Royal Society. First edition, with an ink inscription to title page and a letterfrom the author, Robert Fitzgibbon Young,to Herbert Fisher, the English historian and politician. Ex Libris Herbert Fisher. With illustrations throughout. Condition: In original paper wraps. Externally, sound with curling to edges of boards. Small closed tears to paper of spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Wladimir Majakowskij (russisch).

      Moskau, Gosudarstwennoe izdatelstwo izobrazitelnyh iskusstw, 1932.. Kl.-4°. Illustrationen von Wladimir Majakowski. Orig.-Broschur mit farb. Schutzumschlag.. Erstausgabe. - Neben den Abbildungen von Plakaten, Karikaturen, Buchillustrationen und Portraits des russischen avangardistischen Künstlers Wladimir Majakowskij (1893-1930)Gedichte des russischen Schriftstellers Wassili Katanian (1907-1980). Das Buch, die erste umfassende Monographie über Majakowskij. - Durchgehend gebräunt. Schutzumschlag fleckig, gebräunt und mit Einrissen. (Sprache: Russisch / Russian)

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        L'Inimitable Jeeves

      Milano - Libreria Editrice Monanni, 1932. Milano - Libreria Editrice Monanni, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A first Italian edition of L'Inimitable Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse. The text is incomplete though the original illustrated paper front board is present. Condition: In original paper wraps of which only the front board is present. Externally, rather chipped with a tidemark to front board and slight loss to corners. Rear board and spine panel are missing. Internally, binding tender with some pages detached but present. Age-toned but clean. Overall: FAIR ONLY.

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        Park: A Fantastic Story

      London: Sheed & Ward, 1932. Park: A Fantastic Story by John Gray; printed by Rene Hague & Eric Gill; copperplate etched by Denis Tegetmeier; published by Sheed & Ward, London; 1932.  One of a limited edition of 250 printed. Bound in original patterned paperback with paper spine label. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright except for a few pages with text offset and light staining in the upper corners of pages 28 and 29 (this does not affect the text). Overall a very good copy of a rare title.

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        L'opposition et les cases conjuguees sont reconciliees par / Opposition und Schwesterfelder sind versöhnt durch / Opposition and Sister Squares are reconcilied by DUCHAMP et HALBERSTADT.

      Paris - Bruxelles, Editons de L'Echiquier, Edm. Lancel / Gaston Legrain, 1932.. 28 x 24,5 cm, 115 p., 254 fig., 7 diagrammes sur calque, bien complet des deux errata. Broche, couv. cartonnee edit. impr. en rouge. Parfait etat.. Rare edition originale, trilingue.- "the book is concerned with that very special point of the endgame in chess when all the pieces have been lost, only the Kings and a few pawns remain on the board. And this special 'lone-pawns' situation is treated only from the even more particular situation in which the pawns have been blocked and only the Kings can play. This situation is called zugzwang, a German term of international use that indicates this blocked position in which only certain moves, and in a limited number, are possible. In this case (pawns blocked and only the Kings being able to move), even though they make use of conclusions already established by Abbe Durand, Drtina, Bianchette, etc., Duchamp and Halberstadt are the first to have noticed the synchronisation of the moves of the black King and the white King. This synchronisation is analysed at length and forms the basis of their system. In order to win, a white King cannot move indiscriminately without regard for the colour of the square on which he finds himself. Using the terminology of the authors of the book, he must choose a 'heterodox opposition' with respect to the colour of the square occupied by the black King. This 'heterodox opposition,' which represents the real contribution of Duchamp and Halberstadt to the theory of chess, would demand a technical explanation too lengthy to be given here. At any rate, for clarity I would add that the game of chess does contain the idea of 'opposition,' and that Duchamp and Halberstadt have renamed it 'orthodox opposition' in order to distinguish it form the 'heterodox opposition' that they have discovered. This 'orthodox opposition' is something that all chess players know about, and it is far form being a mystery. It is a sure means of winning in certain situations. In fact, 'heterodox opposition' is no more than an amplification of opposition. It is simply applied to a longer number of squares, and it adopts various forms that are missing in the rigid 'orthodox opposition." (Ian Randall, Re-evaluating the Art & Chess of Marcel Duchamp). . Emballages soignes, expedition rapide. Photographies originales du livre visibles sur librairie-solstices .

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        Lovers Must Learn

      Longmans Green & Co, 1932. Longmans Green & Co. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with some minor wear to the cover or edges and corners but with a hard board cover that has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased. The dust jacket is in very good condition with some cover or edge wear. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; This book is the basis for the 1962 movie, "Rome Adventure", starring Suzanne Pleshette, Troy Donahue and Angie Dickinson. The movie was directed by Delmer Daves. This book is the original, stated first edition of the book. This is an extremely difficult to find book and as of the day of this listing, there are no other first editions listed for sale. ; 302 pages .

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        Wundergarten der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen.

      . Berlin 1932. With 120 b/w plates. 4to. XIII pp. + plates. Publisher's turquoise cloth with golddecoration on frontboard and title printed in gold on frontcover and spine..

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        Thirty Personalities and a Self Portrait

      London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. London: Desmond Harmsworth,, 1932. Folio. Unbound sheets contained in the original white cloth-backed black portfolio, title label to front board printed in black, original ties. 31 reproductions after Wyndham Lewis, with the original tissue guards titled. Tissue guards with a couple of corners turned, portfolio somewhat rubbed and scuffed but an excellent copy. Signed Limited edition, number 53 of 200 copies signed by the artist. The subjects include Anthony Asquith, Stella Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Noel Coward, Augustus John, James Joyce and J. B. Priestley.

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        The Singing Caravan. A Sufi Tale

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1932. Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1932 One of the 225 copies bound in brown Welsh sheepskin, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn, couple of small marks, gilt tooling and titling to upper cover. Spine is worn a little at edges, gilt tooling and title blocked in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt. Internally, NO inscriptions, some offsetting to turn ins on fep and faintly from frontis, (vii), 142pp, (3), published 5 November 1932, wood engraved frontispiece, tail piece and initial letters by William MacCance. One of the more difficult Gregynog titles to find. (Harrop 22)Vansittart, diplomatist, whose most celebrated piece, The Singing Caravan (1933), which read as a kind of Canterbury Tales set in Persia, ran into several editions and was much admired by his distant kinsman T. E. Lawrence. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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      London: Soncino Press, 1932. London: Soncino Press, 1932. First Edition, Limited Issue. Quarter Leather. Near Fine binding. Signed. No. XLII of 48 special copies signed by the author, and printed on J. Barham Green';s hand-made paper, of a total edition of 2000. Prospectus laid in. There is a previous owner bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Near Fine binding.

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        A Man Must Fight

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1932. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co.. 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Number 40 of 550 copies of the first edition, signed by Gene Tunney. 1932, First Edition. 288 pp. Illustrated with b&w photos. A Fine copy in the original slipcase. The pages have been opened. The slipcase shows minor signs of handling. A beautiful copy of this signed, limited first edition. Digital images available upon request.

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        Ter Herinnering aan het 25 jarig Jubileum. 12 Juli 1907 - 12 Juli 1932. Fabriek van electrische Apparaten v/h F. Hazemeyer & Co., Hengelo (O).

      (Wageningen), (Vada), (1932).. 163 (5) S., zahlr. Abb., qt., Ln., kl. Lager- u. Gebr.sp.. | Einbandtitel: Hazemeyer 1907-1932.

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        Thomas L'Agnelet. Gentilhomme de Fortune.

      . Roman. 2 vols. Paris: A l'Atelier du Livre 1932. Illustr. in colour by Pierre Falke (pochoir). 284 + 212 pp. Limited to 2000 copies. Bound uncut with orig. wrappers and top edge gilt in nice contemporary halfleather, spine gilt. Bindings signed Juul-Lassen. * Copy no. 43 of 50 on Japon Imperial..

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        Out of the Rough

      Chapman & Hall, London 1932 - Large chip to front of Jacket, good repairs to rest of jacket, one of Darwins harder Jackets to find. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geography of Claudius Ptolemy Translated into English and Edited by Edward Luther Stevenson Based upon Greek and Latin manuscripts and. fifteenth and early sixteenth century printed editions .

      NY: The New York Public Library, 1932 - Including Reproductions of the Maps from the Ebner Manuscript, ca. 1460. With an introduction by P:rofessor Joseph Fischer; Number 115 of 250 copies; elephantg folio (leaves 42.5 cm. tall), xvi, 167 pp., follow by a section of reproductions of manuscript leaves and 29 maps; original board box present but dark and with lid corners taped, library hand stamp on front free endpaper, else book very good+ in publisher's half calf. Photos available upon request.

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        Le miroir magique,

      P., Cent femmes amies des livres 1932, - in-4, 110-(12) pp., illustré de 26 lettrines en couleur dessinées par Wang Chao Ki et gravées par Raoul Serres, reliure demi-maroquin à bandes, dos à deux nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservée. Tirage totale à 130 exemplaires, tous numérotés sur papier des Manufactures Impériales du Japon. Poèmes en prose choisis pour la plupart parmi un recueil de l'époque Tang. Les 26 lettrines sont une représentation des 26 lettres de l'alphabet romain. Infimes petits frottits à la reliure. Charmant ouvrage.

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        The Disappearing City

      New York: William Farquhar Payson New York: William Farquhar Payson. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TO HIS SON: "Here Lloyd -- take this -- Father". "The principles set forth in The Disappearing City--Wright's advocacy of creating cities built to human scale, of planning the open spaces, making possible both community places and truly private places, of decentralizing the structure of our civilization--found their most thoughtful expression in his Broadacre City, an idea that grew from the 1932 book into a highly influential theory of city planning--and a radical critique, not only of the unhealthy, unwieldy American city but of his European contemporaries' coldly rational urban warehouses for humans" (Fowler, Frank Lloyd Wright: Graphic Artist).Provenance: Given by Frank Lloyd Wright to his eldest son, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr., commonly known as "Lloyd". Lloyd Wright was a noted architect in his own right, working mostly in Southern California.New York: William Farquhar Payson, 1932. Quarto, original decorated green cloth, original dust jacket; custom half-leather box. Inscribed in ink by Wright on the front free endpaper. Book near-fine with offsetting from tipped-in newspaper article on rear endpapers and toning on front pastedown; extremely rare dust jacket (usually lacking) with soiling, tape repairs, and splits at folds. An outstanding association copy of one of Wright's most influential works.

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        Brave new World. A novel.

      . 1st edition. London: Chatto & Windus 1932. (6) + 306 + (2) pp. Publisher's blue cloth. Name on flyleaf. Lacking dustjacket. Lower spine slightly bumped..

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        Danseuses bois graves

      Paris: La Presse a Bras, 1932. Paris: La Presse a Bras, 1932. Maillol, Gaspard. Danseuses bois graves. Pref. de Jane Hugard. Paris: La Presse a Bras, 1932. No. 41 of 100 copies, signed by the artist. Folio. (19 1/4 x 14 1/4"). Original wrappers, loose text and sheets in portfolio. 8pp. text with ornaments, plus twelve original, full page woodcuts by Maillol, printed on fine, hand made Montval paper (a type of paper developed by Maillol himself-see below). Inscribed by the author on t.p. verso (dated 1933). Fine copy with slight soiling to wrappers. The twelve simple woodcuts, when compared to the fluid dance lithographs of his uncle Aristide, are simple and direct, reminiscent of medieval cuts or drawings for children. Gaspard Maillol's interest in dance is also related to his uncle. Aristide found in Serge Lifar the model with the perfect form for dance, even before Lifar began his celebrated career. Jane Hugard wrote the introduction to this album. Hugard was both a dancer at the Paris opera and a choreographer. She is credited with developing the choreography for a production of Ravel's Ma Mere l'Oye* at the Theatre des Arts in 1913. Gaspard Maillol (nephew of Aristide Maillol) was born in Barcelona in 1880. When his uncle, the sculptor Aristide Maillol, could not find suitable hand made paper for his planned illustrated book Poems of Virgil (translated by Marc Lafargue and published by Count Harry Kessler of the Cranach Press), he asked his nephew Gaspard, an artistic young man from Toulouse to help him perfect a paper suitable for his publishing and artistic requirements. The project developed with the aid of Count Kessler, who invested in the necessary equipment for a mill. The finished product, finely ground from hemp, linen, and even cocoons of silk, had "the surface of a plastered wall," according to the sculptor. Named "Velin de Montval," because the mill was on the road from Marly to Montval, it quickly became one of the most highly regarded papers in France. The watermark of a nude with ribbon was designed by the Gaspard's uncle Aristide Maillol. By the 1930s, the mill was producing a range of papers primarily for printmaking and special edition book production. These were adopted as drawing papers by artists such as Picasso, as well as Maillol's friend Matisse. Painter, watercolorist, sculptor, and papermaker, Gaspard died around 1946 in Vidalon les Annonay (?). *Ravel originally wrote Ma Mere l'Oye as a piano duet for the Godebski children, Mimi and Jean (aged 6 and 7). Ravel dedicated this work for four hands to the children (just as he had dedicated an earlier work, Sonatine, to their parents). Jeanne Leleu and Genevieve Durony premiered the work. The piece was transcribed for solo piano by Ravel's friend Jacques Charlot the same year it was published (1910). References: Garafola, "Forgotten Interlude: Eurhythmic Dancers at the Paris Opera," Dance Research 13 (Summer, 1995): 59 83; Valotaire, "The Hand Made Papers of Gaspard Maillol," Penrose Annual 34 (1932): [36] 38.

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        Zwölf Gedichte.

      . (Lpz., Leipziger Bibliophilen-Abend 1932,) 4°, orangefarb.Or.-Leder holzfournierüberzog.Schuber.26 nn.S.(16.Veröffentl.d.Leipziger Bibliophilen-Abend).Sommer S.75.Druck a.Japan in blau in d.Weiss-Antiqua in 101 num.Expl.Der bemerkenswerte Handeinband wurde nach Entwurf u.unter Aufsicht von Ignaz Wiemeler von seinen Lehrlingen d.Leipziger Akademie f.graph.Künste u.Buchgewerbe angefertigt.Schuber leicht bestoßen, sonst gutes Expl..

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        Experimental Television

      Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1932. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.,, 1932. A Series of Simple Experiments with Television Apparatus also How to Make a Complete Home Television Transmitter and Television Receiver. With One Hundred and Eighty-Five Text Illustrations and Diagrams by the Author. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and Art Deco pictorial design to upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece, diagrams throughout the text. Minor bumps to corners and edge of upper board, very lightly rubbed at extremities, some loss of size from cloth on the spine but overall cloth fresh, contents mildly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket that is lacking the front flap and has a tanned spine panel, some nicks and short closed tears repaired with tape on the verso, and an abrasion to the upper panel. First edition, first printing of this attractive and copiously illustrated practical work on television engineering, uncommon in the dust jacket. Television only became a viable technology during the second half of the 1920s, with the first experimental television station opening in 1928. It did not come to wide public consciousness until its demonstration at the 1939 World's Fair, making this a particularly early textbook for the in-the-know hobbyist. Author Archie Frederick Collins (1869-1952) was a pioneering experimenter with wireless and radio technology and a prolific author, writing pieces on science and engineering for magazines such as Scientific American as well as encyclopaedias and technical journals, and publishing several hundred books over the course of his career. His volumes on experimental science for young people were very popular, and the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Alan MacDiarmid recalled that he kept The Boy Chemist (first published in 1924) out of the library for a year in order to complete all the experiments it contained.

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        Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung. [Jahrgang I 1932 Doppelheft 1/2. ; Jg. II Hefte 2-3 ; Jg. III Hefte 1-3 ; Jg. IV Hefte 1-3 ; Jg. V Hefte 1-3 ; Jg. VI Hefte 1-3 ; Jg. VII Doppelheft 1/2, Hefte 3]

      C.L. Hirschfeld, Leipzig / Librairie Felix Alcan, Paris. 1932 - 1938.. pro Heft ca 200 S. Gr.8°, OBrosch.. Die sozialwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift erschien in 9 Jahrgängen zwischen 1932 und 1941. Die in diesem Konvolut fehlenden Jahrgänge 8 und 9 erschienen unter dem Titel Studies in Philosophy and Social Science in New York. Zu den Autoren zählten Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Erich Fromm, Herbert Marcuse u.a. Hefte z.T. ehemalige Bibliotheksexemplare. Einbände teilweise bestoßen und fleckig, Hefte teilw. unaufgeschnitten, Textteil in gutem Zustand. Für unsere Schweizer Kunden: Konto in der Schweiz vorhanden

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        The Story of My Life

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY 1932 - (full book description) Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1932. Limited Edition VG+, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 465pgs(Index). COLOR Frontis, 23 B/W Photos. Copy #100 of 294 copies. SIGNED by Clarence Darrow on Special Limitations page. Leather spine label worn, spine cloth lightly browned, 1/4" brown spots (2) on top page ends, owner bookplate inside front cover, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Text in Almost New condition. Bookplate is that of George B. Leonard, Lithuanian born Socialist, organizer of Socialist Party in Minnesota & active in the ACLU, National Lawyers Guild & other such groups. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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