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        Thoughts and Adventures

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. A collection of 23 engaging essays by Churchill on an incredibly wide variety of subjects published in 1932. From the original front flap blurb: "Whether he is dealing with personal reminiscences, or telling us his views on any subject under the sun, Mr. Churchill stamps the page with his own vivid personality." The khaki cloth of this edition proved notoriously prone to scuffing, wear, and soiling. Here is a first edition, first printing in very good+ condition. An unusually clean copy. This example shows only light scuffing and wear, far less than typical. The front and rear covers are clean with square corners, bright gilt, and minor shelf wear confined to the bottom edge. The spine is just a little darkened, with not much scuffing, bright gilt, and only minor wear at the spine ends. The contents are crisp, clean, bright, and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. The book appears unread. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.1.a, Woods/ICS A39(aa.1), Langworth p.156.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Giant Swing (First Edition)

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1932. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1932. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. An attractive copy of this uncommon Burnett title, basis for the 1941 film, "Dance Hall," with Cesar Romero and Carole Landis.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Building Code of The City of New York as amended to March 10, 1932

      HERALD-NATHAN PRESS MAR 1932 - General shelf wear, boards broken, fraying threads through spine, previous owner wrote on front and rear boards & ep's, and their name on title page, worn extremities, rubbed cover, spine missing, shaken binding. DATE PUBLISHED: MAR 1932 EDITION: 409 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Art Forms in Nature. Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      First UK Edition. Green hardback cloth cover with gilt titles and gilt embossed leaf (Nigella Damascena) to front board. 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. 320mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). XIII + 120pp. 120 photogravure plates.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Festschrift anläßlich des 25 jährigen Bestehens der Staatlichen Tung-Chi Universität zu Woosung, China 1932

      - China, 1932. 203 S., mit zahlr. photographischen Aufnahmen., original Leinen., quart. (Titelseite mit Knickspuren u. hinterlegtem Einriß.) Text deutsch u. chinesisch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        Young Lonigan (First Edition)

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1932. New York: Vanguard Press, 1932. First Edition. First Edition, with an introduction by Frederic M. Thrasher. The author's first book and the first book in the Studs Lonigan trilogy, followed by "The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan" (1934) and "Judgment Day" (1935), collectively named as one the 100 best English language novels of the twentieth century by the Modern Library. & & Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly faded, with some minor wear to the extremities, and light soil.

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        Pünktchen und Anton ein roman fur kinder

      Berlin-Grun: Williams & Co. Verlag, 1932. Williams & Co. Verlag, Berlin-Grun, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Walter Trier. The book is bound in light blue silk cloth covered boards. The half title and Title pages appear to be hand scribed. the verso of the title page has written in pencil at the top "Alle Rechte vorbehalten, ....." and at the bottom "Auflage ???? Aldus ???? Berlin. Printed in Gerny, Copyright 1932 by Williams & Co. g.m.b.h. Berlin-grunwald"& & The pages then 'appear' to be typed copies interspersed with hand lettered pages, and what appear to be 10 original drawings, with some original pencil sketch lines just visible, including one that has been coloured. A small drawing of Emil and Anton is not listed in the illustrations list, and appears on the last page of the story. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 224 pages. Text is in German. Illustrator: Walter Trier. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Children; Germany; German Language; Inventory No: 0249841. .

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        Doctor Sally

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1932. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled and toned, lower corner slightly bumped, partial tanning to free endpapers, contents and edges of text block spotted. A very good copy in the rubbed jacket with some nicks and short splits, fading of the spine panel, and abrasions affecting the folds of the inner flaps. First edition, first impression. Rare in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE PURPLE PRINCE OF OZ

      Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co. 1932. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in purple Boards, staining to boards. 12 color plates. First state, illustrated by John R. Neill with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates coated on one side. .

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        Mutiny on the Bounty

      Little Brown and Company, Boston 1932 - The first edition of the first volume in the trilogy, published by Little Brown and Company in 1932. First state with plain endpapers. Dust jacket priced at $2.50 and with rear panel featuring a blurb for Falcons of France; the first collaborative effort between Nordhoff and Hall. A near fine copy of the book with a faded spot to the spine's base ( corresponding to chip in the dust jacket. Dust jacket very good with a triangular chip to the spine base, penetrating to one inch at its tip. Very light chipping to top of spine and to the upper tip of the jacket's rear panel. Light toning to the jacket's spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        Dielma, w ALS and original manuscript poem laid in

      London: Duckworth, 1932 London: Duckworth, 1932. First edition, in jacket. ALS by the author, with an original poem to the recipient, laid in [see story, below]. Octavo, 88 pp. Bright blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. Spartan cream jacket (now toned). Near fine; paste foxing at endpapers, no othernotable flaws. Jacket is better than good, age-toned as noted and with a few smallish chips. See scans. This is the earlier Harry Clifton, namesake of the current Irish poet by that name. This one (the earlier Harry Clifton) became the inspiration for W.B. Yeats' famous 1938 poem, "Lapis Lazuli (For Harry Clifton)" after he (Clifton) gave Yeats a Lapis Lazuli carving. Clifton was particularly adroit at poems honoring - and marveling at - women, a talent to which the contents of "Dielma" will attest. There's more. Laid in is a letter from Clifton, on stationery of the Hotel St. Francis in San Francisco, to a Miss Patricia T___, with an original manuscript poem to her at its end. The letter begins: "Dear Patricia - I am sending you a poem, of you, to you. Of course, do not imagine that I know whom you are like; you may resemble Aphrohodite of the Golden Girdle, or Queen Neferte (sic) really..." he goes on to say, among other things, that he's writing to England to have a copy of Lord Dunsany's "The Queen of Elfland's Daughter" (sic; actual title was "The King of Elfland's Daughter") sent to her. The Poem is entitled, "To Patricia T___", and goes on to compare her, for her natural affinity for riding, golf, and tennis, to the Goddess Diana: "I imagined muscles moulding to running grace..." While there is no evidence here to so indicate, it's possible the copy of Dielma in which the letter and poem are laid was Patricia's, which, if the case, would make this a presentation copy as well. Perhaps an association copy, to boot; Patricia T's surname is that of a noted San Francisco family, and since the letter was written on Hotel St. Francis stationery in that city, she may have been a member of that clan. No direct evidence here to establish that conclusively, however. The letter is dated "All Souls Day, 1932", which would have been November 2nd or November 3rd of that year. Take your pick of reasons to collect this one. l-44n

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        Mariana.Pensees Remarques,Reflexions,Recuellies et Prefacees par Albert Flament.Ornees de quatre lithographies inedites,dessinees et graves par Marie Laurencin

      François Bernouard, París 1932 - rústica editorial bien conservada algunas manchas del tiempo, 4 láminas litográficas de Marie Laurencin, papel verjurado, edición numerada limitada a 170 ejemplares. . 60 págs.

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        The Store

      Doubleday Doran 1932 - First Edition, First Printing with "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. Later editions do not state "First Edition" on the copyright page. This original, First Issue dustjacket has wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the original dustjacket. We buy Stribling First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Dinner At Eight. A Play

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, , 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Joints lightly discoloured, gilt dull, endpapers tanned, foxing to fore-margin of text and to edges of text block. A very good copy in the edge-chipped jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Lardner, who can write a better inscription any day - to say nothing of a play, George S. Kaufman, November, 1932". Kaufman and Ring Lardner had collaborated on the play June Moon in 1929, which was based on Lardner's short story "Some Like Them Cold". Dinner at Eight was adapted into a film in 1933, starring Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow and John Barrymore and directed by George Cukor.

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        Thoughts and Adventures

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1932. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good minus/Good. Here is a jacketed first edition, first printing of Churchill's collection of 23 engaging essays on an incredibly wide variety of subjects, published in 1932. It has been called "The broadest range of Churchill's thought between two hard covers" and reflects the two qualities that so characterize Churchill's life - a remarkable breadth of both mind and life experience. From the original front flap blurb: "Whether he is dealing with personal reminiscences, or telling us his views on any subject under the sun, Mr. Churchill stamps the page with his own vivid personality." The khaki cloth of this edition is notoriously prone to scuffing, wear, and soiling. Moreover, the contents proved highly susceptible to spotting. This copy is very good minus, with some pardonable defects, but with a binding notably free of the typical scuffing. The khaki cloth binding is clean and square, with sharp corners, bright gilt, nicely rounded spine, and virtually none of the usual scuffing and discoloration. There is trivial shelf wear to the bottom edge, a one inch abrasion to the cloth at the upper rear corner, a few small dents at the edges, and some barely perceptible rippling to the binding cloth on the rear cover. The contents remain bright with no previous ownership marks. We note differential toning to the endpapers consistent with the dust jacket flaps, confirming that this copy has spent its life jacketed. There is a faint damp scent at the pastedowns. Very light spotting is confined to the pastedowns and top edge, which is also modestly dust soiled. The first printing dust jacket is unusually clean and unclipped, with fairly modest loss limited to the spine ends and corners. However, in the course of applying a new dust jacket protector we noted that the dust jacket is nearly split into five pieces. The flap folds are nearly completely split, with discreet tape reinforcement to the verso applied by a previous owner. The spine is split vertically near the center with a previous verso tape repair only at the very bottom to align a fragment just below the publisher's name. That said, the vertical spine split in particular is so clean that we initially took it for just a crease. All three splits virtually disappear beneath the new, archival quality, removable dust jacket protector we have applied and the visual appearance is far better than the "good" grade we give the jacket in view of the splits. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.1.a, Woods/ICS A39(aa.1), Langworth p.156.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Luzerner Bilderchronik 1513. Zur VI. Jahrhundertfeier des Eintrittes Luzerns in den Bund der Eidgenossen. Herausgegeben von der Einwohner- und Korporationsgemeinde Luzern. Bearbeitet von Robert Durrer und Paul Hilber

      Geneva: Verlag Sadag, 1932 Full Vellum binding with gilt titles on the spine and decorative covers. (emblems of the 13 Cantons of Switzerland) 289 pgs. Text in German. 405 illustrations. 40 in colour (6 double page) with tissue guards. Unnumbered copy of the deluxe full vellum facsimile edition; said to be the most beautiful of all illuminated chronicles; was produced by Diebold Schilling the Younger (1460-1523) about 1513, and provides an account of daily life, commerce, religion and customs in 15th century Lucern. Several photos displayed here. Others available. Special shipping considerations required for this oversized and very heavy item.. Full Vellum. Near Fine/No Jacket. Folio. Hard Cover.

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        Booms and Depressions: Some First Principles

      New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1932. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. An very good copy with some toning to the spine. Inscribed and dated by the author. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Uncommon, especially signed and inscribed.In this work, Fisher puts forth the theory that booms and depressions may stem from deranged money, or currency that is behaving irrationally due to various value-skewing factors such as debt, hoarding, confidence, and consumption. Considered to be "the father of monetary economics".

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        325 verschiedene Hefte der Reihe

      - Neues Verlagshaus für Volksliteratur, Bln., 1932-1939. Je Heft 64 Seiten, illustr. Brosch. Ab Heft 243: "Jörn Farrow's Abenteuer". Neuwertige Reprintausgabe. Vollständige Reihe [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Signora in barca e uomo che la attende]

      1932Bellissimo disegno su carta, carboncino nero firmato in basso a sinistra, mm. 320x490. Abilissimo illustratore Sacchetti si distinse all'inizio del secolo come caricaturista nel periodico "Verde e Azzurro" e "La Tradotta". Allo scoppio della Grande Guerra, dopo aver soggiornato a Parigi, tornò in Italia continuando l'attività di illustratore e di cartellonista. Due piccolissime mancanze restaurate agli angoli sup.

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        Typed Letter, Signed, On Harvard Law School Letterhead, November 5

      1932. Frankfurter Quotes Holmes Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. [Typed Letter, Signed, On Harvard Law School Letterhead, November 5, 1932]. Single 8" x 5-1/2" sheet and 6" x 3-1/2" envelope. Some toning, two horizontal fold lines to letter, which has a full signature. Items housed in handsome recent cloth solander case with calf lettering piece. * Friendly letter to Alice Strong, who was compiling an anthology of quotations. It appears she asked Frankfurter for a suggestion. He writes, "I should like to offer...Mr. Justice Holmes' words: 'The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort'." It appears that Strong never completed (or published) her anthology. This letter was part of the collection of James S. Copley, the newspaper chief and bibliophile.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        King Kong. Screenplay by James A Creelman and Ruth Rose.

      New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1932 - Octavo. Original lime green cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, endpapers photographic images from the film. With the dust jacket. Housed in green quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Pages a little browned as usual, tiny loss of colour to very tips of the boards, couple of light string marks to boards, but a very bright copy in a somewhat frayed dust jacket with very slight loss at the little faded spine. First edition in book form. The novelisation was serialised in Mystery Magazine the same year and published in book form slightly before the film was released. Lovelace was a former newspaper reporter, author of several books, including biographies of football coach Knute Rockne and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The original concept was Merian C. Cooper's, and Edgar Wallace had worked on the story.r [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Light In August

      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the crown of the spine. A bright copy.One of William Faulkner's most admired and accessible novels, Light in August reveals the great American author at the height of his powers. Lena Grove's resolute search for the father of her unborn child begets a rich, poignant, and ultimately hopeful story of perseverance in the face of mortality. It also acquaints us with several of Faulkner's most unforgettable characters, including the Reverend Gail Hightower, plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen, and Joe Christmas, a ragged, itinerant soul obsessed with his mixed-race ancestry. Powerfully entwining these characters' stories, Light in August brings to life Faulkner's imaginary South, one of literature's great invented landscapes, in all of its unerringly fascinating glory. "No man ever put more of his heart and soul into the written word than did William Faulkner. If you want to know all you can about that heart and soul, the fiction where he put it is still right there." (Eudora Welty)

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        BELA UITZ. TVORCHESKY PUT' ("Path of Creativity"). First Edition

      Moscow-Leningrad: OGIZ-GIII, 1932 Editor: Ivan Matsa. Artist: Bela Uitz. Cover by Pelageya Sergeeva (Constructivism). Text in Russian. 4to (10" x 7-1/4") softcover. Profusely illustrated. 5000 copies only. Rare. Not in MOMA, not in Getty, not in British Library. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Modern Tales of Horror

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in orange. With the dust jacket. Cloth a little mottled, spotting to edges of text block, contents tanned. A very good copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with some nicks and short splits and a small chip from the head of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US under the title Creeps By Night. Uncommon in the dust jacket. This volume, edited and with an introduction by Dashiell Hammett, collects eighteen stories including "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, "The House" by André Maurois, and "Mr. Arcularis" by Conrad Aiken, "The Music of Erich Zann" by H. P. Lovecraft.

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        Handbill]: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents "Tarzan The Ape Man"

      Star Theatre, Clifton, Illinois 1932 - Illustrated handbill on pink paperstock. Measuring 6" x 9". Old fold, one tiny tear from a tack hole, else near fine. Hand-dated on the front "May 22, 1932." On the verso, in a contemporary hand is a handwritten review of the film, concentrating largely on Johnny Weismuller's physique. It begins: "Saw it on a Sunday and I liked it so well I stayed through two shows! Johnny Weismuller is the swimming champion of the world is no wonder I like it. I am so interested in swimming." The review continues on about Weismuller's charms: "I don't think Johnny Weismuller is very handsome but Oh what a figure! He is simply adorable!"

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Selected Essays. 1917–1932

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue vellum, titles to spine and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a brow cloth slipcase. Spine and top edges of boards faded, a few tiny rubbed spots, light mark to verso of front free endpaper. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Number 78 of 115 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. This volume collects thirty-three essays of literary criticism, including "Tradition and the Individual Talent" and "The Function of Criticism", as well as pieces on the Greek classics; Shakespeare, Ben Johnson, and other Elizabethan dramatists; Dante; William Blake and other Metaphysical poets; and modern authors such as Dickens and Baudelaire. Eliot's essays are of foremost importance in 20th-century literary studies, having "helped to change the critical sensibilities of Britain and America. Shifting the focus of criticism from the author to the work and altering the centre of gravity of previous English writing from the Romantics to the Elizabethan dramatists and the metaphysical poets, Eliot reshaped the study of literature in and out of the academy. For almost fifty years it was nearly impossible to write about literature without acknowledging his work" (ODNB).

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        The Common Reader: Second Series

      Hogarth Press, London 1932 - First edition. A little sunned at spine else an excellent copy in slightly foxed dustwrapper only slightly faded at spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dinner At Eight. A Play.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932 - Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Joints lightly discoloured, gilt dull, endpapers tanned, foxing to fore-margin of text and to edges of text block. A very good copy in the edge-chipped jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Lardner, who can write a better inscription any day - to say nothing of a play, George S. Kaufman, November, 1932". Kaufman and Ring Lardner had collaborated on the play June Moon in 1929, which was based on Lardner's short story "Some Like Them Cold". Dinner at Eight was adapted into a film in 1933, starring Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow and John Barrymore and directed by George Cukor. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Art Forms In Nature Second Series

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition in English of this classic photographic work. A gorgeous near fine copy in decorated green cloth. Lacking the rare dustwrapper. Front hinge starting as often found. A Roth 101 selection.

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        Modern Tales of Horror.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1932 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in orange. With the dust jacket. Cloth a little mottled, spotting to edges of text block, contents tanned. A very good copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with some nicks and short splits and a small chip from the head of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US under the title Creeps By Night. Uncommon in the dust jacket. This volume, edited and with an introduction by Dashiell Hammett, collects eighteen stories including "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, "The House" by André Maurois, and "Mr. Arcularis" by Conrad Aiken, "The Music of Erich Zann" by H. P. Lovecraft. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        What Price Football / A Player's Defence of the Game

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. Barry Wood. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Nearly Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated from Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        [Handbill]: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents "Tarzan The Ape Man"

      Star Theatre Clifton, Illinois: Star Theatre. (1932). Illustrated handbill on pink paperstock. Measuring 6" x 9". Old fold, one tiny tear from a tack hole, else near fine. Hand-dated on the front "May 22, 1932." On the verso, in a contemporary hand is a handwritten review of the film, concentrating largely on Johnny Weismuller's physique. It begins: "Saw it on a Sunday and I liked it so well I stayed through two shows! Johnny Weismuller is the swimming champion of the world is no wonder I like it. I am so interested in swimming." The review continues on about Weismuller's charms: "I don't think Johnny Weismuller is very handsome but Oh what a figure! He is simply adorable!" .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Common Reader: Second Series

      London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. 1932. First. First edition. Page edges slightly soiled, still about fine in an about very good dustwrapper that has some modest chips and tears and some overall soiling. Small Hogarth Press pamphlet for Woolf's works laid in. Inscribed by the author to her clerk typist: "Margaret Walton with thanks from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 13th 1932." The inscription has offset very slightly on the front flap. While signed limited editions of Woolf still become available with regularity, inscribed trade editions have become exceptionally uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Kings Back to Back: Whitey the Irrepressible Infests Europe

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MASKA I DUSHA

      Sovremenia Zapiski Paris 1932 - First edition in russian; Original printed wrappers, there are creases along the edges of the wrapper, the spine is almost complete, the title is there, but with many cuts and halted together with an old removable scotch piece, binding still solid, there are two russian initials in red on front paper; inside in very good condition; with the Portrait frontispiece. 356 pp. 15,5x22; a still correct copy perfect for restauration of the wrappers and binding; [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Dow Theory: An Explanation of Its Development and an Attempt to Define Its Usefulness As An Aid In Speculation

      New York: Barron's 1932. First edition of this classic work by one of the pioneering figures in the history of Dow Theory. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Inscribed by the author, "To Katherine Hubert from the compiler of these notes Robert Rhea June 22, 1933." Laid into this volume is a pamphlet by Rhea, entitled the "Dow Theory Comment." Books inscribed by Rhea are rare. Originally published serially by Barron's, it is an explanation of Dow Theory development and an attempt to define its usefulness as an aid to speculation. Rhea carefully studied 252 editorials of Charles H. Dow and William Peter Hamilton in order to present Dow Theory in terms that would be useful for the individual investor.

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        A Set of 534 Glass Lantern Slides of a Voyage to Egypt and the Near East, Taken by an English Traveller, Circa 1932-1935

      Voluminous set of 534 glass lantern slides, black and white photographs taken circa 1932-1935 by an English traveller on a luxurious voyage to Egypt and the Near East for a tour of ancient civilizations. Each glass slide measures approximately 8cm x 8cm Most are numbered, referencing an index of titles. The lot in very good and condition, neatly contained in nine contemporary wooden boxes. A commendable and exhaustive display of relics and monuments from ancient Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Ottoman Empires captures achievements of masterful ingenuity and evidence of supreme power. An English traveller has had the good fortune to roam freely and sail on tranquil waters where centuries earlier there were harsh conditions of slavery and suppression, famine and drought, epidemics and rapacious wars which decimated entire civilizations, leaving for us a timeless pictorial sketch in over 500 photographs. The enviable summer voyage on the SS Delta. and on the SS Vienna, to Egypt and the Near East, also made stops in the Mediterranean, its highlight of course being Pompeii. Antiquity was the principal attraction of the tour, this particular traveller clearly being enamoured with the subject and with the region's inhabitant, as his photographic chronicle is one of magnitude and fine detail. Even at the time of his visit, the photographer would witness customs of a world of centuries past still holding strong, unconcerned with Western ways, and captures glimpses of these civilians in their normal environs and habitual routine, differing most substantially to his English comforts. Scenes of a seemingly disencumbered lifestyle include outdoor markets, simple garments, handcrafted homes, random gatherings and distant sojourns. Some change or industrialization were taking places in major centers however, as we see amidst horse-drawn carts, the occasional motor car, a photo of Lloyds Triestino in Trieste, hotels to accommodate and welcome foreigners, and construction of a railway and a dam. He was also keen enough to capture a photograph of a fellow traveller of notable repute, Sir William Tindall Lister, London M.D. (1868-1944) who was on the same journey. Far too many to list, the collection is replete with views of citadels, ruined pillars or columns, obelisks, spectacular dome structures, statues and rock carvings, and early architecture. In Egypt, they tour Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Karnak in Thebes. Amidst views of the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza on the west bank of the Nile, the Abu Simbel temples of ancient Nubia, and the like, a scant few indicate ongoing efforts of restoration. In Mediterranean regions, highlights include the iconic Roman and Byzantine monuments in Athens, Corinthian architecture in Syracuse, and the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The photographer's visit to Pompeii took place only ten years prior to its destruction in 1943 during World War II. Several views are also taken in Gibraltar, Tangier, Lisbon, Naples, Malta, and Corsica. In the Holy Land, or The Levant, views center around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the cradle of civilization and the land incessantly coveted by many. .

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        The National Cookbook / A Kitchen Americana

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1932 - Copyright page coded K-G, which is correct for October, 1932. Blue cloth sun-faded to lavender on spine and along all edges. PON in pencil to FFE.Book is square and clean, not stained or marked, but will no longer close itself. Binding threads barely visible at pp 406-407 ("Icings and Cake Fillings"), but gap is narrow and no repair has been attempted. Author, a prominent food columnist of the era and an early campaigner for fresh, local ingredients over "strawberries picked green and shipped too far," was a White House menu advisor to Eleanor Roosevelt. Many recipes here are identified by their state of origin (Tennesee Corn-Cob Soup; Maryland Broiled Shad Roe, etc.) 452 pp. including index. Cat's Curiosities sells used books which may have been exposed over the years to a number of common atmospheric agents. We attempt to identify books which have a damp or musty smell, when we sell them at all. Otherwise, buyers should assume our used books have been shelved inside human habitations and have been exposed over the years to some combination of wood smoke, tobacco smoke, leather dressing, or other aromatic agents unknown to us. We offer no certificates of hypoallergenic purity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AMANECER

      E.Berdejo Casañal, Zaragoza, 27,5 x 22 1932 - Papel regular Lote de 14 Revistas, La revista num. 12 sin cubierta

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        Fairy Tales

      London: George G. Harrap, 1932 Signed by the illustrator on the colophon page. This is number 32 of a limited edition of 525 copies. With 12 color plates with captioned tissue guards intact and 59 black and white illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. Bound in vellum with gold lettering on the cover and spine; gilt top edge. Some age toning to spine panel. Cover boards are clean and bright with slight wear along extremities. Interior is clean and bright with uncut pages. Cardboard slipcase is shelf worn, age toned, with the bottom edge detached. Pink pictorial end papers. 12 beautiful colour plates with captioned tissue-guards.

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        The Narrow Corner

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Maugham's sigil to upper board in black. Spine slightly rolled, tips rubbed, tiny split to cloth at head of spine, cloth fresh, contents foxed. A very good copy. First edition in book form, first impression. The Narrow Corner was first published serially in Hearst's International Magazine. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Edwin Carle, W. Somerset Maugham. 'Qu'importe sa vie à qui peut par son rêve disposer de l'espace et disposer du temps?' Beverley Hill, 4 March 1936". Edwin Corle (1906–1956) was a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of novels and short stories set primarily in the American West, including Fig Tree John (1935), Burro Alley (1938), and Three Ways to Mecca (1947).

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        The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by T.E. Lawrence with a three-page note by him at the end of the text

      (London), 1932. Quarto. Unpaginated. Limited to 530 copies, printed and published by Rogers, Sir Emery Walker, and Wilfred Merton. Illustrated with 26 decorations of Homeric figures printed in black on round backgrounds of gold. It was Rogers who, upon reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom, decided that T.E. Lawrence would be an ideal translator for a new edition of the Odyssey -- a process that was expected to take two years and ended up taking four. The famous gold roundels -- one of the signature features of this edition -- were based on Rogers's drawings of figures from Greek vases, but each one illustrating something from Homer's epic. These illustrations famously required seven passes through the press. Even the ink was specially made from an early 19th century formula, using an oily resinous balsam that resulted in "a depth of black without gloss" in the roundels, as well as lending the book a slightly spicy aroma. One of Rogers' most beautiful books and, according to Joseph Blumenthal, "indisputably among the most beautiful books ever produced ... with only type and paper and ink, with consummate skill, Rogers created a masterpiece." A BR30 title. Aside from some negligible rubs to lower corners from the slipcase, a peerless copy, bright and fine. Housed in the original slipcase which shows some repairs.

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        R(odolphe)-T(héophile) Bosshard. Tableaux choisis.

      Editions Romanes,, Lausanne, 1932 - Lausanne, Editions Romanes, 1932. 4°. 67 (6) S. Mit 4 Tafeln nach Lithographien, einigen Textillustr. sowie 48 mont. Tafeln nach Gemälden von Rodolphe-Théophile Bosshard. Lithogr. Orig.-Broschur mit dem Portrait des Künstlers nach Marie Chessex. (leicht gebräunt u. angestaubt). SIK I, 142. - Nr. 223 v. 300 (GA 407) Ex. sur velin pur fil der frühen Monographie über den Schweiz. Künstler Rodolphe-Théophile Bosshard (1889-1960), der, beeinflusst von Expressionismus u. Kubismus, vor allem Akte u. Landschaften schuf. - Durchgehend gebräunt. - Einbandrücken an mehreren Stellen angebrochen u. mit Fehlstellen am Fuss. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French (leicht gebräunt u. angestaubt). Lithogr. Orig.-Broschur mit dem Portrait des Künstlers nach Marie Chessex. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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