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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 .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Black Mischief.

      Chapman and Hall 1932 - FIRST EDITION, frontispiece-map, pp. 303, crown 8vo, original red and black patterned cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt with slight lean to spine, light rubbing to extremities and a small scuff to lower board, bookplate to front pastedown, dustjacket with light fraying around head, backstrip panel a shade darkened with internal tape reinforcement at its tips, a little chipping to corners and light overall dustsoiling, very good

      [Bookseller: Blackwell's Rare Books ABA ILAB BA]
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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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        COSTUMS DE CATALUNYA

      Institut Gráfic Oliva de Vilanova. - Barcelona. 1932. 50X33. Pell amb rodes. Bibliófilia. Tirada limitada sense enumerar. 60h+20 Dibuixos Originals de Josep Ribot acol.lorits a mà reproduïts a l'aquarel.la. Proleg de Prudenci Bertrana. Magna edició catalana sens dubte de les costums catalanes apaisanat en Albúm. Raríssim. Ref 10.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Plakat - «Optimistitscheskaja Tragedija» («Optimistische Tragödie»). Premiera. Rostowskij Dramatitscheskij Teatr im. Maksima Gorkogo. Postanowka (Inszenierung): Aeksander Tairowa. (Premiere. Dramaturgisches Theater Maxim Gorki in Rostow am Don.).

      Rostow am Don, Ilitscha, - 63 x 91 cm, in schlichtem Holzrahmen., Kleine Fehlstelle unten links, etwas falzspurig - gutes Exemplar., Tadell. Text russ. Chudoschnik: Sasluschennyj artist respubliki: (Künstler): W. Ryndin. Kompositor: L. Knipper. Soreschisser: M. Terscht. - Das Theaterstück erschien 1932, so dass von einer Premiere 1932/33 ausgegangen werden kann. - Wischnewskij, Wsewolod (1900 ? 1951) sowjetischer Dichter und Dramatiker. - Alexander Jakowlewitsch Tairow (1885-1950) sowjetischer Regisseur und Theatertheoretiker. Er begründete das Moskauer Kammertheater. Als Schüler Stanislawskis und Beobachter Meyerholds forderte Tairow in Konsequenz seiner Erfahrungen und Überlegungen ein von ihm so genanntes ?synthetisches Theater? als Antwort auf den Naturalismus (These) und die Stilbühne (Antithese) seinerzeit. Tairow definierte sein Theater der Synthese als ?neorealistisch? Er hatte nach anfänglichen Schwierigkeiten großen Erfolg sowohl im In- als auch im Ausland. 5000 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Les tapis et tissages du Djebel-Amour (Rugs and Weavings of Djebel-Amour)

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

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        KEEPER OF THE KEYS

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, [1932]., 1932. First edition. Bookplate of Vincent Starrett on front pastedown sheet and bookplate of Adrian Homer Goldstone laid-in. Signed in ink by Starrett at top of half-title page. Near fine with all lettering on front cover and spine bright and un-chipped, in a dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends, corners, and extremities. A Charlie Chan mystery story. Chan investigates a long-missing child and finds himself embroiled in the murder of a famous opera singer. An exceptional copy.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Collection of photographs and letters.

      Bahrain, 1932-1940, with additional material as early as 1919.. 129 black and white photographs (measuring from 60 x 60 to 256 x 205 mm), mostly captioned on the reverse, accompanied by a collection of invitations and documents of the period.. A substantial collection of 1930s private photographs from Bahrain under the Hakim H.H. Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa (1872-1942), taken by the American geologist Joseph Tenison Deane and his wife during his years in place with BAPCO, the Bahrain Petroleum Company. Among the images, often captioned on the reverse by Mrs. Deane, are portraits of the ruler himself, with Ibn Saud, on a white donkey with black umbrella, several showing him opening the BAPCO Refinery ("official celebration" and "unlocking the gates"), as well as "Sheikh Abdullah", "An Arab Bedouin", "A working class Bahraini", "Camels by roadside - They are desert wealth", "Sawing wood in Bahrain", An ornate dhow made on Bahrain", "A roadside prayer-place in Bahrain date gardens between Awali and Manama", "'The Club' at Bahrain", "Awali tennis courts and swimming pool", "Women washing in 'Button-bottom Creek'", "Arab coffee pots ready for use in a Bahrain coffee shop", "The Bahrain tumuli or 'Tombs of Ali'", "Arabs and falcons", "Bahraini street pearl merchant", "Public scribe on street", etc. Also includes several Royal invitations and pieces of correspondence to the Deanes to attend dinners, teas and other social events during the 1936-39 period. Also includes a number of family photos of trips taken by the Deane family in the Middle East, especially Baalbek, and a 1919 document issued to Joseph Deane's father Louis, a U.S. surgeon. - A well-preserved trove of private photographs showing the Kingdom of Bahrain at a time of crucial development.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Reference Catalogue of Current Literature 1932 (Three volumes)

      [J Whitaker], London 1932 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Plakat - 1. Zürcher Kant. Arbeiter- Turn- u. Sportfest. Dietikon 18. ev. 25 August.

      Zürich, Genossenschaftsdruckerei, 1932. 94 x 64 cm, Zustand A. (etwas beschienen, 2 Risse im papie fachfrauisch hinterlegt) Preis in CHF: 880.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        MODERN TALES OF HORROR

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1932., 1932. First U. K. edition. Originally published in 1931 in the U. S. as CREEPS BY NIGHT. Fine, bright, tight copy in a perfect rare dust jacket. Introduction by Dashiell Hammett. 525 pages of stories never before published in book form by L. A. G. Strong, Andre Maurois, W. B. Seabrook, Stephen Vincent Benet, Conrad Aiken, William Faulkner, Irvin S. Cobb, John Collier, Donald Wandrei, H.P. Lovecraft, and eight others. Tipped-in label on free front endpaper reads as follows: "John Collier's story GREEN THOUGHTS was published in a limited edition by Messrs. Joiner & Steele in February, 1932, and is here reproduced by their courteous permission." In Layman's Dashiell Hammett, A Descriptive Bibliography, he states on page 38 that he has "not seen" the dust jacket for this title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        The Strange Papers of Dr Blayre ---by Christopher Blayre ( Purple Sapphire; House Way to Hell; Aalila; Mirror that Remembered; Purpura Lapillus; Mano Pantea; Thing that Smelt; Blue Cockroach; Man who Killed Jew; Demon; Cosmic Dust )( DR )( Creeps Series)

      London: Philip Allan, 1932, 1st Edition (enlarged edition of the 1921 edition), 1st Printing, 1932. ---------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, light wear, age lightening to the spine of the book's teal/green cloth, age toning and browning to paper, book is tight and square, a very nice copy of a scarce book, ---in a very pleasing Good dustjacket, some shallow chips and tears but the front panel image is largely unaffected and is bright and clean, tears along the flap folds, short mostly closed tear and very small chip on front panel near the outstretched man's left arm (at the spine edge), a bit of age darkening to the spine of the jacket, rear white panel is largely white with ads for other books in the CREEPS series, that white panel has some light soiling, overall a very nice copy of a book that is rarely found in jacket, besides adding four stories that were not in the 1921 edition this enlarged edition drops the "COSMOPOLI, JANUARY, 1952." from the mock introduction--- this was previously released as The Purple Sapphire but this edition adds 4 stories, this contains: The Purple Sapphire; House on the Way to Hell; Aalila; The Mirror that Remembered; Purpura Lapillus; Mano Pantea; The Thing that Smelt; The Blue Cockroach; The Man who Killed the Jew; The Demon; The Book; The Cosmic Dust, most stories are of a supernatural nature, even good old Bernard Quaritch gets a brief mention in one story, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Uncredited Cover Art.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Savoy Operas, The

      1932. The Great Gilbert and SullivanIn a Beautiful Pictorial Onlay Binding By Riviere and Son[RIVIÉRE and Son, binders]. GILBERT, Sir W.S. The Bab Ballads. To which are included Songs of a Savoyard by W.S. Gilbert. London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Later edition, originally issued 1904. Octavo (7 1/8 inches x 4 5/8 inches; 181 mm x 117 mm). xii, 56, pp. With over 350 black and white illustrations in the text.Bound c. 1932 by Riviére and Son (stamp-signed) in full crushed dark green morocco with double fillets enclosing a gilt frame with corner-pieces within which is a multi-color pictorial onlay featuring Archibald Grosvenor and an Elderly Naval Man titled, "The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" a lyric from the poem 'The Yarn of the Nancy Bell' the illustration of which appears on page 101; rear cover with multi-color pictorial onlay featuring the jester, Jack Point, titled, "For He Who'd Make His Fellow Creatures Wise Should Always Gild the Philosophic Pill!," a lyric from the opera The Yeoman of the Yard the illustration of which appears on page 299. Gilt-rolled raised bands. Gilt decorated compartments. Gilt-ruled turn-ins. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A very fine copy.Librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) collaborated on fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado are among the best known. Their operas have enjoyed broad and enduring international success and are still performed frequently throughout the English-speaking world. Gilbert and Sullivan introduced innovations in content and form that directly influenced the development of musical theatre through the 20th century. The operas have also influenced political discourse, literature, film and television and have been widely parodied and pastiched by humorists. Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and nurtured their collaboration. He built the Savoy Theatre in 1881 to present their joint works (which came to be known as the Savoy Operas) and founded the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, which performed and promoted Gilbert and Sullivan's works for over a century.There are 168 Ballads and Songs.Robert Riviére (1808–1882), bookbinder, was born in London in 1808. On leaving school, in 1824, he apprenticed with Messrs. Allman, the booksellers, of Princes Street, Hanover Square. In 1829 he established himself at Bath as a bookseller, and subsequently as a bookbinder in a small way, employing only one man. But not finding sufficient scope for his talents in that city, he came in 1840 to London, where he commenced business as a bookbinder. The excellent workmanship and good taste displayed in his bindings gradually won for them the appreciation of connoisseurs, and he was largely employed by the Duke of Devonshire, Mr. Christie-Miller, Captain Brooke, and other great collectors. He also bound for the queen and the royal family. In the Great Exhibition of 1851 he exhibited several examples of his skill, and he obtained a medal. The bindings of Riviere, in the quality of the materials, the forwarding, and in the finish and delicacy of the tooling are deserving of almost unqualified commendation. His bindings are wonderful specimens of artistic taste, skill, and perseverance. Riviere bequeathed his business to this son-in-law in 1880, and the name of the firm was changed to Riviére & Son. Bayntun of Bath acquired Riviére c. 1930.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A LOG OF THE MONTANA TRAIL AS KEPT BY EALY MOORE

      Russell Stationery Company, 1932., 1932. First edition thus. 8vo. Inscribed "To Mr. C. C. Walsh from Evetts Haley Oct. 10, 1932." C. C. Walsh was the author of EARLY DAYS ON THE WESTERN RANGE, published in 1917, and one of Louis P. Merrill's ARISTOCRATS OF THE COW COUNTRY, a collecting guide issued in 1946, and of much value to the Range and Cattle collector. Pamphlet reprinted from Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, 1932, Vol. V. Printed wrappers, n.p. [13 pp.], footnotes. Ealy Moore was one of the X I T trail bosses, who drove the Montana Trail in its waning years. On the trail there was little time for, and even less inducement to, the keeping of a record or a journal. However Ealy Moore was one of those few persistently careful individuals who kept a log of the trail, written accounts of the herd, records of the provisions he bought, and of wages paid the cook and cowboys. Often laconic in tone, the log is kept in characteristic economy of the cowboy language. In spite of the brevity, the information provides intimate details of trail life rarely found in reminiscent accounts. Fine, housed in a quarter leather and cloth clamshell case with titles stamped in gold gilt on the spine.

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        Otto Fotos.,

      Stuttgart : Thienemann, [1932]. - 62 S. : mit Abb. ; gr. 8 gut erhalten, Randläsuren, gebräunt, teilweise leichte Flecken Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 450

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        Original Oil Staging Design for Balanchine's Transcendence

      c.1932. Oil on canvas (468 × 350 mm), ?framed by the artist in simple wooden frame, stretcher held in place rather crudely by insulated cable staples. The stretcher has a small printed price label - 12½ cents - of the Philadelphia department store, N. Snellenburg & Co. The frame a little rubbed and chipped, some of the chocks in the stretcher renewed, but overall very good. Extremely striking, fully realised scene and costume design in oils for Balanchine's early American ballet Transcendence, inscribed on the stretcher; "Franklin C. Watkins: Mock Burial, designed for a ballet. ca. 1932. Given by the artist to Jean Charlot". Transcendence, one of the first productions of Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein's pioneering American Ballet Company (premiered 5 March 1935 at the Adelphi Theater, New York, having been first performed by the Producing Company of the School of American Ballet, 6 December 1934, Avery Memorial Theater, Hartford, Connecticut), was inspired by the music of Lizst, the score comprising the 'Mephisto' Waltz, Ballade, and the 10th, 13th, and 19th Hungarian Rhapsodies, arranged and orchestrated by George Antheil. Watkins designed both the scenery and the costumes, but with the scenery being credited to one "Gaston Longchamp" due to union restrictions: "The ballet centres on the hypnotic powers of a virtuoso dancer. Disguised as a monk, he mesmerizes a young girl. The girl's lover and friends manage to overcome him, but resurrected by his seemingly unlimited energy, the diabolical dancer leaps up and leads them all in a frenzied, Mephistophelean finale" (Kirstein, George Balanchine Foundation catalogue, retrieved 6/12/2013). From this summary it would seem that the scene depicted is the immediate prelude to that frenzied finale. A priest accompanies the virtuoso's coffin, which is draped in his tail-coat; the three chief mourners carry funeral banners; and at the rear, the young girl's friends observe proceedings at a distance. Lincoln Kirstein had most likely commissioned Philadelphia-based American modernist Watkins on the strength of his recently - controversially - having been awarded first prize at the Carnegie International Exhibition for his Suicide in Costume (PMA 1942-17-1), which shows the figure of a clown sprawled across a table, splayed and angular in death, the smoking gun of his self-murder still in his hand. The present image suggests that Kirstein perhaps got precisely what he was looking for: a backdrop of Venetian red scumbled with muddy brown lowers over the jittery figures of the mourners; at the centre flashes of the sharp viridian of the priest's cassock from beneath his grey cape, and the compromised cobalt blue tail-coat of the chief mourner provide colour, but no lightening; stage left the party of girls are abstracted puppets, pale diaphonous ribbons, their aprons flat swatches of white. Watkins' "school" is hard to define, probably the most perceptive assessment of his practice at this time comes from the original recipient of this canvas, the French-born, artist, illustrator, muralist - sometime assistant to Diego Rivera - and educator, Jean Charlot: Watkins was "a necromantic painter, whose familiarity with the dead makes the good neighbours suspicious … he works with the utmost hesitancy, destroys or hides most of his work, apologising profusely for the bare dozen pictures that he dares at all to show … it is true also that all his paintings may be said to be unfinished in as much as the life that permeates them makes them ever shifting; they will never become static … Whatever the actual subject matter, the permanent presence in his pictures, the dramatic actor, is the atmosphere" ("Franklin D. [sic] Watkins" in Hound & Horn, January-March, 1934) The atmosphere here is revenant, carnivalesque, and offers a powerful evocation of one of the earliest productions of the "father of American ballet". Provenance: Part of Charlot's bequest to the University of Hawaii - where he had been Professor of Art from 1949 until his retirement in 1966 - this piece was subsequently deaccessioned.

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        SIXTY YEARS. A BRIEF REVIEW. THE CATTLE INDUSTRY IN WYOMING, ITS ORGANIZATION AND PRESENT STATUS AND DATA CONCERNING THE WYOMING STOCK GROWERS ASSOCIATION

      Wyoming Stock Growers' Association, 1932., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Decorated wrappers, 73 pp., foreword, preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, tables. Front cover illustration by Will James. Herd 923 says, "This is the first of three histories written about the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association. Others have followed every ten years." An important cattle item that gives the history of the Wyoming Stock Growers' Association, the early cattlemen and early settlers of Wyoming, the names of the officers and members of the executive committee of the Association, and the names of the round up foremen. A scarce cattle title. This copy contains a full-page penciled inscription as follows, "To our old friend, Mac Radcliff. An old time "Cow Boy" who lived at a time when we were not fenced in and had the pleasure of living at a time where men were men among men. Possibly this will recall many pleasant memories. With many pleasant memories, Mac. Very Truly, Joe Williams." Mac Radcliff was a Nebraska rancher on Cedar Creek for many years. Joe Williams died from an apparent heart attack at his ranch home west of Douglas on Monday, August 27, 1973. He was 81 years of age. He came west as a young man and worked for Warren Livestock Company of Cheyenne and broke horses for the U. S. Cavalry. He also freighted with four and six teams of horses. Later he joined Tex Austin professional rodeo and went to England where he performed before King Edward VI. When he returned to the United States during World War I, he joined the army and was stationed in Texas, serving along the U. S. - Mexican border. Joe served as a train guard for the Union Pacific Railroad from Sidney, Nebraska to Green River, Wyoming, and assisted during the search for Bill Carlisle, famed train robber. An accomplished log builder, Joe built and helped establish the beautiful H-Bar-V guest ranch in the mountains southwest of Douglas. In the mid-1960's he purchased a cattle ranch west of Douglas which he operated with the assistance of Myrtle Miles until his death.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        República Española - Cortes Constituyentes 1931

      Editorial Rivas 1932 - Encuadernado en Piel. El ejemplar en perfecto estado, solo tiene dañada la página 64. Ver foto Primera edición. Edición original limitada. 128 páginas 26 X 36 CM. con gran cantidad de fotografías en B/N Muy buen estado de conservación [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

      London: Longmans, Green, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. Black cover with gold/red design. Presentation copy to Wright's sister, Maginel. Provenance: Wright's great nephew & Maginel's grandson, Nicholas Gillham. Maginel was an artist in her own right. She also wrote a book on Wright's Welsh ancesters, the Lloyd Joneses.

      [Bookseller: J.B. Muns, Fine Arts Books]
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        Nature.

      Croton Falls / New York, The Spiral Press, 1932.. 4°. 28,(6) S. Orig.-Leinen, im Schuber.. 'One hundred copies of this Essay were printed at The Spiral Press - Croton Falls - New York Number 70' - Unter diesem Kolophon Widmung von Joseph Blumenthal an Gustav Stresow. - Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Helmut Mattheis]
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        Hollywood Motion Picture Flip Books

      Four Miniature Flip Books, Each Featuring A Star[HOLLYWOOD]. Hollywood Motion Picture Flip Books. [Film Star Movie Books] [featuring] Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, and Marie Dressler. New York: Moviebook Corporation, n.d.c.a. 1932].Four miniature flip books, all in original wrappers, each featuring a movie star and her biography. The stars included in this set are Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Marion Davies, and Marie Dressler. (2 7/16 x 1 13/16 inches; 62 x 46 mm). Covers with a portrait of the star and twenty-four pages of photos from a movie scene which creates a flip book effect. The biography is printed under each picture.Printed on stiff photo paper in black and white.. Some browning and wear. A chip to the top of Joan Crawford. A brown stain to covers of Crawford and Harlow, which both bleed through a few pages (only the stain on Crawford is affecting the photo). A bit dusty. Overall very good.The back page states \"Send 10c for each book desired or $1.00 for complete set of 12.\" Other stars that were available were Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery, Wallace Beery and Ramon Navarro.HBS 65709.$750

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

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

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        Jack the Giant Killer Including Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty with Pop-Up Illustrations in Color

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1932. _. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Lentz, Harold. Lentz, Harold. _. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very nice copy of a classic pop-up book. All four pop-ups (one for each story) are in nice shape with no rips, tears, or tape. Sound hinges. Clean pages with an occasional finger smudge. Small scuff on front free endpaper. Usual glue residue between signatures. Cover has some minor wear and soiling. Dust jacket has some toning on front panel and along spine. Fairly scarce with dust jacket and in condition this nice.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Baghdad Sketches

      Baghdad: The Times Press,, 1932. Illustrated by E. N. Prescott Octavo. Original red sand-grain cloth, white paper title label to upper board and spine. 12 plates. Slightly rubbed, spine label chipped as often, paste-action browning of the pastedowns, light browning else, mildly shaken with a couple of plates standing a little proud, but overall very good. First Edition, First Impression. Published for the author in Baghdad where she had moved in 1929, and where "she went slumming in Arab clothing and was an outsider among priggish British expatriates. She gained acceptance after adventurous journeys to Lurestan and the Alamut district of Mazandaran, and the War Office made maps from her observations... In 1933 Stark returned to London to receive accolades as a female traveller. She was awarded the Back grant from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and was the first woman to receive the Burton medal of the Royal Asiatic Society." [ODNB]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Strange Papers of Dr Blayre ---by Christopher Blayre ( Purple Sapphire; House Way to Hell; Aalila; Mirror that Remembered; Purpura Lapillus; Mano Pantea; Thing that Smelt; Blue Cockroach; Man who Killed Jew; Demon; Cosmic Dust )( DR )( Creeps Series)

      London: Philip Allan, 1932, 1st Edition (enlarged edition of the 1921 edition), 1st Printing - ---------hardcover, a solid Very Good copy, light wear, age lightening to the spine of the book's teal/green cloth, age toning and browning to paper, book is tight and square, a very nice copy of a scarce book, ---in a very pleasing Good dustjacket, some shallow chips and tears but the front panel image is largely unaffected and is bright and clean, tears along the flap folds, short mostly closed tear and very small chip on front panel near the outstretched man's left arm (at the spine edge), a bit of age darkening to the spine of the jacket, rear white panel is largely white with ads for other books in the CREEPS series, that white panel has some light soiling, overall a very nice copy of a book that is rarely found in jacket, besides adding four stories that were not in the 1921 edition this enlarged edition drops the "COSMOPOLI, JANUARY, 1952." from the mock introduction--- this was previously released as The Purple Sapphire but this edition adds 4 stories, this contains: The Purple Sapphire; House on the Way to Hell; Aalila; The Mirror that Remembered; Purpura Lapillus; Mano Pantea; The Thing that Smelt; The Blue Cockroach; The Man who Killed the Jew; The Demon; The Book; The Cosmic Dust, most stories are of a supernatural nature, even good old Bernard Quaritch gets a brief mention in one story, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        Doom of Youth

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Age toning to jacket, a few very short tears at edges and spine ends, spine darkened. Age toning to cloth boards, faint age toning to pages but quite clean internally. A very attractive copy. Only 550 copies had been sold before a libel suit brought by Alex Waugh resulted in the remainder being pulped. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 044652.

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        Ronald Reagan "Dutch" handwritten Christmas Greeting to longtime friend Lydia Hupfer "Hup" MacArthur, pondering the quick passage of time

      Autograph letter signed "Dutch", one page, 7.25" x 10.5", December 14 (n.y.) written on personal stationery. Written in bright red felt tipped marker to his lifelong friend Lydia "Hup" MacArthur, in full: "Dear Hup, So much has happened this past year that for the first time since I was a kid it does seem like last Christmas was a long way back. but anyway here it is almost upon us and Nancy & I wish you the merriest of holiday times. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year." The usual folds else in fine condition. Lydia Hupfer 'Hup' MacArthur was the widow of Pete MacArthur, program director of WOC in Davenport, Iowa. In 1932, MacArthur had given a then 21 year-old Reagan his first job as a sports announcer. They would remain friends until her passing at the age of 102 in 1995.

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        ALFALFA BILL. AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY

      Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Press, 1932., 1932. First edition. 8vo. Limited deluxe edition of 375 copies set apart for private presentation of which this is number 177 presented to R. H. Chase and signed by Wm. H. Murray, Governor of Oklahoma, and Gordon Hines, his biographer. 16.5 cm x 24 cm. Two-tone Decorated cloth, frontis. [portrait], ix, [1], 308 pp., foreword, illustrated. Vivid and spectacular biography of Alfalfa Bill Murray, Oklahoma's very unusual governor. Time magazine said about Governor Murray "He is the politicl darling of poor men everywhere. He is scorned by the litereate and urbane; yey he is probably better read then the average run of U. S. Presidents." Fine, bright, square copy without dust jacket, as issued.

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        A LOG OF THE TEXAS-CALIFORNIA CATTLE TRAIL, 1854

      Reprinted from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, 1932., 1932. First book edition of only 100 copies. 8vo. Inscribed by Haley on the title page, "To a fellow trailer, Mr. John Thomas Lee, from J. Evetts Haley, June 29, 1934." Original blue printed wrappers, 78 [1] pp., introduction, footnotes, tables, index. This rare book published in an edition of 100 copies, has long been sought by cattle and Haley collectors. Herd 235 says "Scarce." This rare book, one of Haley's earliest titles, 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. Minor wear to the extended edges of the front and rear covers, else a near fine, clean copy.

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