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        Death in the Afternoon

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1932 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that has benefitted from light restoration. This original first issue dustjacket has the $3.50 price printed on front flap with some wear to the edges and spine. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the panels and edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a nice copy of this true first edition in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED 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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        The Christopher Robin Verses. Now We Are Six , When We Were Young

      Methuen, UK 1932 - 1st Edition 1932. First Edition thus of this combined edition of 'When We Were Very Young' and 'Now We Are Six'. With 12 colour plates by Ernest Shepard.81. Book is very good++ and bright. Slightly lightened at spine edge. Contents good with a name to the endpaper and title page. The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Light archival repair to spine tips and spine edge. Light soiling to wrapper. A good example. More images can be taken upon request. Ref 6734 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

      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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        FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN

      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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        OEUVRES COMPLETES, 19 TOMES (COMPLET)

      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.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books PBFA ABA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        THE "POP-UP" PINOCCHIO, BEING THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF A WOODENPUPPET WHO FINALLY BECAME A REAL BOY WITH "POP-UP" ILLUSTRATIONS INCOLOR BY HAROLD LENTZ.

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc., [1932]. - First edition. Thick 8vo. Pictorial paper over boards, colored Pinocchio on front and rear endpapers, 96 thick pp., illustrated. Contains four pop-up illustrations in full color plus many beautiful black and white illustrations. All illustrations are in fine condition. Original covers are lightly rubbed at spine ends and corners, else a fine, tight copy without dust jacket. A re-telling of Carlos Collodi's famous story in pop-up format. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        FOUR GOSPELS IN ORIGINAL GREEK

      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.

      [Bookseller: Michael Pyron, Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        1919

      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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        SHERLOCK HOLMES: FACT OR FICTION?

      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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        SIGN OF THE CROSS, THE (1932)

      Paramount 1932 - Vintage original 8 x 10" (20 x 35 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA. Claudette Colbert, Frederic March, Charles Laughton, Elissa Landi, Ian Keith, dir: Cecil B. DeMille; Paramount. An outrageously decadent Pre-Code retelling of the epic story of Emperor Nero (Laughton), Empress Poppaea (Colbert), the burning of Rome and the feeding of Christians to the lions. Future film director Mitchell Leisen created the extravagant sets and costumes. He also served as assistant director to DeMille. A classic of high camp and over-the-top characterizations as only DeMille could present. A 1944 re-release necessitated some of the Pre-Code elements be eliminated. Colbert is on full view in her characterization of the wicked and lustful Empress Poppaea (at the time she was cast against type). Wearing a costume created by Mitchell Leisen, she presented perhaps the screen's most convincing portrayal of this character, most famously so without costuming in her highly sexual milk bath sequence. Still is labeled "1394-12". FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN

      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.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI

      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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        A LOG OF THE TEXAS-CALIFORNIA CATTLE TRAIL, 1854. THREE VOLUMES

      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.

      [Bookseller: unterwegs antiquariat & galerie M.-L. Su]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Preisliste über Glas-Waren für Wirtschafts-, Haus- und Küchenbedarf. Ausgabe Oktober 1932. Mit zahlr. Abbildungen. Penzig bei Görlitz, Selbstverlag, 1932. 4to. (30,9 x 23,0 cm). 125 S. Illustrierter Orig.-Umschlag.

      . . Der umfangreiche Katalog enthält Hohlglas, Pressglas u. Schleifglas, darunter Bierbecher u. -seidel, Honiggläser, Montagebutterdosen, Klavieruntersetzer, Schalen, Kuchenteller, Butterglocken, Tortenplatten, Toilette-Artikel, Schleifglas-Becher, Kompottschalen, Vasen etc. etc. - Beiliegend: Berichtigungen zum Wirtschaftskatalog Ausgabe Oktober 1932... gültig ab 19. Dezember 1938. 2 Blatt. - Außerdem einige teilw. illustrierte Preislisten, darunter Schleifmuster "Gudrun" u. "Flora" sowie Pressglass-Muster "Aga-Barock" u. "Aga-Reflex" (teilw. mehrfach vorhanden). Vorderdeckel im Gelenk hinterlegt, leichte Beschädigungen, 2 Einrisse.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge]
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        King Kong

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. Hardcover. Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Laughter in Hell

      Albert & Charles Boni, Publishers, 1932-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1932. 207 p. Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Heavy foxing to front and back covers, foxing to paste downs. Bookplate on front paste down, former owner's name in pencil on fep. Jacket spine panel sunned and rubbed, chip missing there, at corner of front panel, and at head. Two small pieces of archival mending tissue on verso. Front panel creased. Price intact ($2.50). Jacket is mylar-protected. A solid copy with its rare original jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Historia y Estampas de la Villa de Madrid (3 vols.)

      - Historia de Madrid. Imágenes Historia de España.(946.41M.) Joaquín Gil - Iberia. Barcelona. 1932? 29 cm. 3 vols. lám. col. y n. grab. intercal. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con fotografía. Sainz de Robles, Federico Carlos 1898-1982. Publicada por J. Gil Guiñón. Nacional de Artes Gráficas. Gil Guiñon, Joaquín . Cubierta deslucida. Lomo rozado. 38D [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Alcaná Libros]
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        Nansen (The first biography of the great Arctic Explorer)

      Geoffrey Bles, London 1932 - The first biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the great Arctic explorer, published in 1932, two years after his death. A clean copy, uninscribed, and generally free of spotting, in publisher's original blue boards (a little marked to bottom corner). Photo frontispiece and fold-out map. Blue top stain. The dustwrapper is price-clipped, repaired to the front flap and damaged to the spine (see photo), but extremely RARE; now protected in a mylar sleeve. A wonderful book, which covers both his expeditions and his work as a scientist and humanitarian. Posted in a box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Bailey Fine Books]
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        JOHN DRYDEN THE POET THE DRAMATIST THE CRITIC THREE ESSAYS

      New York: Terence & Elsa Holliday, 1932.. Cloth and marbled boards. Quarter-size spot toward top edge of top board, light foxing to fore-edge, else a very good copy. First edition, limited issue. One of 110 numbered copies, specially printed and bound, and signed by the author. GALLUP (ELIOT) A22b.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        KWAIDAN

      Tokyo: Limited Editions Club, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine silk wrap-case and quite scarce in this condition. Yasumasa Fujita. Small octavo (6" x 8-1/4") bound in boards covered with a rich golden Japanese brocade sewn with heavy blue silk and housed in a wrap-case made of heavy Japanese silk fastened with two ivory tabs. Introduction by Oscar Lewis. Illustrated by Yasumasa Fujita with 18 full-page illustrations printed by collotype from blocks of wood in varying colors and two illustrations in full color reproduced by the impressions of about fifty wood blocks, giving them the charm and decorative value of fine Japanese prints. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator, in Japanese, on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt titles and decorations to spine, facsimile of author's signature to front cover gilt. With the illustrated dust jacket. Colour frontispiece by Juan Gris with printed tissue guard, 64 black and white plates. Covers lightly rubbed along extremities, slight foxing to edges, endpapers, and frontispiece tissue guard. An excellent copy in price-clipped jacket with rubbed and nicked extremities, some chipping along top, a few unnecessary tape repairs to verso. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      Limited Editions Club 1932 & 1935, New York - Two volumes in original full blue morocco and original full red morocco leather bindings with heavy gilt decorations. Each is copy #509 of 1500 copies with the original John Tenniel illustrations and with typography and binding by Frederick Warde who has SIGNED the first volume. Each copy is additionally SIGNED by Alice Hargreaves, "the original Alice." Only about 500 copies of the first title and about 1000 of the second were signed by her a few years before her death. Alice refused to sign other editions of this famous book in her lifetime, written by Carroll for her when she was young Alice Liddell, but she was convinced with the help of monetary compensation at an advanced age to sign these copies. Monthly Letter for ALICE'S ADVENTURES laid in. Many have praised these books, but perhaps novelist Sir Walter Besant's remark on ALICE IN WONDERLAND is the most insightful: "It admits us into a state of being which, until it was written, was not only unexplored but undiscovered." Fine, bright copies in Fine slipcases. Exceptional condition [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        King Kong

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good to Very Good. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The first edition of the most coveted photoplay with the exceptionally scarce first generally available dust jacket showing the double 'by' error. (An earlier jacket was printed without crediting the screenplay authors, but immediately pulled when the screenwriters threatened a law suit. A much more common-though still very scarce-jacket was issued that corrected the double "by" error.) Issued in conjunction with (and shortly prior to) the release of the classic RKO movie. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Some minor loss of color to the violet topstain of text block. Bright fresh cover with some very light wear. The dust jacket has bright, fresh color with only some light edge wear with no significant chips. However, there is a short, narrow piece missing from the front panel and half of the inside front flap has been removed. Still, this is one of the nicest first-state examples of this famous photoplays that you will find.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Selected Essays. 1917–1932

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. A fine copy. First edition, first impression, of the author's anthology of prose selected by him and containing many of his landmark essays on literature, among them, his studies of Lancelot Andrewes, Dante, John Dryden and William Blake.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Reference Catalogue of Current Literature 1932 (Three volumes)

      London: [J Whitaker]. Poor with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. First volume heavily water damaged at rear, with pages past page 853 not usable (adhering to each other). Creasing to preliminary advertising leaves in the first volume. Boards rubbed and worn on all volumes (but especially the first), with loss of cloth at corners and edges of boards. Dampstains to cloth. Dust stains to page edges. Dust stains to endpapers. ; 3 volume set (complete). UK publisher's catalogues of currently stocked literature, arranged alphabetically in two stupendously proportioned volumes. Volume One: lii, 635, 853 (of 955) pages. The first volume has author and title indexes. However, the last leaves of the first volume are extremely water damaged with the leaves stuck together, so it is only usable up to "S" or "Switzerland" on page 853. The Author Index in the first volume precedes the Title Index, and is fully usable. Volumes Two and Three: alphabetically arranged publisher's catalogues. Each catalogue paginated individually. Many thousands of pages in total. The spine on the "L-Z" volume is just over 9" wide. Quarter leather bindings. Page dimensions: 210 x 130mm. Weight of set: 12.25 kg / 27 lbs. [NB: No additional postage will be required on this heavy set, only our standard book rate.] [Seller ref: Knightcol]; 8vo .

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        PERILOUS TRAILS OF TEXAS.

      Dallas: Southwest Press, Publishers, [1932]. - First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth with titles stamped in red ink on front cover and spine, x [blank], 163 pp., frontis., foreword, illustrated, plates, official trail names. A biography of a Texas Ranger, trail driver, and Corpus Christi pioneer. Much about lawlesness on the Mexican border. Six Guns 650 says, "Scarce." Light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers, plates lightly foxed, uneven color to the cloth as is usually the case, else a very good, tight copy of a very scarce book. The section titled OFFICIAL TRAIL NAMES is authored by George W. Saunders, President of the Old Trail Drivers' Association, and provides a great deal of interesting information regarding the various cattle trails. Housed in a custom made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Der Mittelstand in der kapitalistischen Gesellschaft. Eine ökonomische und soziologische Untersuchung. Leipzig: Hirschfeld, 1932.

      - AUTHOR'S CORRECTED PROOF COPY. 8vo, [vi], 215 pp., original cloth-backed boards with typewritten paper label running down spine, top margin ink-stamped 'Druckfertig? 14. Okt. 1932' in several places, author's corrections in pencil, red and blue ink on nearly every page, with long inscription by the author to one of his former teachers, dated 20.XII.1932 and signed, on acknowledgements page. The economist Emil Grünberg was born in Vienna in 1905. During the 1930s he fled to the US and taught first at the University of Kansas before moving to the University of Akron, Ohio, where he was Professor of Economics from 1956 until his retirement in 1970. This was his first book. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rudi Thoemmes Rare Books]
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        The Pastures of Heaven

      NY, Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932, first edition, dust jacket. Hardcover. With a first issue dust jacket, his second book, Goldstone & Payne A2a, Morrow 14, this first edition is one of only 1,650 copies actually bound (from a print-run of 2,500 sets of sheets), only a paltry 650 copies were actually sold, this was his first book with what could be called the Steinbeck "sound," the book is comprised of inter-related stories set in a valley that came to represent Steinbeck Country, in these stories something is not quite right with the inhabitants of this otherwise peaceful valley, according to Harry Thornton Moore in his first critical study of Steinbeck's works, The Pastures of Heaven "is the most popular of Steinbeck's three early books. It points the way to most of his subsequent writing". Top and bottom of spine with slight fade/discoloration where light could peek over the jacket, else a lovely copy in a jacket with minute wear at the tips, this is easily the best first issue jacket I have seen.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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