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        On the Relation between the Expansion and the mean Density of the Universe

      Washington: National Academy of Sciences, 1932. First edition. The rare offprint of the paper which introduced the &#145;Einstein&#150;de Sitter&#146; cosmological model, the basis for the discussion of relativistic cosmology over the next several decades. Here Einstein finally banishes the cosmological constant, which he had introduced in 1917 to secure a static universe, but which he subsequently regarded as his &#145;biggest blunder.&#146;<br/><br/>& & &#147;In 1932 Einstein and de Sitter proposed that the cosmological constant should be set equal to zero, and they derived a homogeneous and isotropic model that provides the separating case between the closed and open Friedmann models; i.e., Einstein and de Sitter assumed that the spatial curvature of the universe is neither positive nor negative but rather zero. The spatial geometry of the Einstein&#150;de Sitter universe is Euclidean (infinite total volume), but space-time is not globally flat (i.e., not exactly the space-time of special relativity). Time again commences with a big bang and the galaxies recede forever, but the recession rate (Hubble&#146;s &#145;constant&#146;) asymptotically coasts to zero as time advances to infinity. Because the geometry of space and the gross evolutionary properties are uniquely defined in the Einstein&#150;de Sitter model, [it has] long considered it the most fitting candidate to describe the actual universe&#148; (Britannica). <br/><br/>& & &#147;[In] 1932, Einstein collaborated with his friend and former cosmological rival, de Sitter, in suggesting a model of the universe that came to be of considerable importance. Given that the only &#145;directly observable data&#146; were the expansion of the universe and its present mean density, the two scientists noted that observations did not allow derivation of either the sign or the value of the curvature. Therefore, &#145;the question arises whether it is possible to represent the observed facts without introducing a curvature at all&#146; ... The historical importance of the model does not lie so much in its being a possible candidate for the real structure of the world as in its simplicity: the model has often been considered as representative of relativistic evolution models and therefore been used in discussions of the validity of this kind of cosmology&#148; (Kragh, p. 35). <br/><br/>& & It is significant that, although the Einstein-de Sitter model clearly implies that the universe has a finite age (i.e., it began with a &#145;big bang&#146;), this aspect is not discussed at all in their paper. Einstein found this idea deeply troubling, and de Sitter &#147;denied that a definite age of a few billion years could be ascribed to the universe&#148; (ibid.). <br/><br/>& & H. Kragh, <i>Cosmology and Controversy</i>, Princeton, 1996.& 8vo (257 x 174 mm), original brown printed wrappers, a very fine copy. Offprint from: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 213-14. Weil 184.

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        Death in the Afternoon

      CHARLES SCRIBNERS, NEW YORK 1932 - Color frontispiece "Bullfighter" by Juan Gris; and on the cover of the dust jacket is a painting of bullfighter and bull, by Roberto Domingo. 1st Printing, "A" and publishers colophon on copyright page. General shelf wear, shaken binding, rubbed cover, and worn edges. Dj is a 1955 unclipped with a $7.50 price on inner flap. DATE PUBLISHED: 1932 EDITION: A 515 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TWO YEARBOOKS FROM LEIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL, LEIGHTON, PENNSYLVANIA, 1931 AND 1932

      Leighton, PA: Leighton High School. 1932. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket; Two Yearbooks From Leighton High School, Leighton, Pennsylvania, 1931 and 1932. Franz Kilne was a student there and was Artist for the Yearbok in his Junoir Year. Most of the cartoons and decorations were done by him. His Signature appears in both books. Franz Kline was part of abstract expressionist movement in New York City in the 1940&#39;s and 50&#39;s. Both Books are in good condition. The 1931 Yearbook has a weak and loose spine. The 1932 Yearbook has a weak spine. Both have some edgewear.; B&W Illustrations .

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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Scribner, 1932. First. hardcover. fine. Color frontispiece and illustrated with many b/w photographs. 517pp. Tall thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in full crimson morocco; gilt-lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Scribner&#39;s, 1932. First Edition. A fine copy.

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        British Olympic Association Report - Los Angeles 1932

      British Olympic Association 1932 - The official report of the British Olympic Association on the tenth modern games held in Los Angeles. Paperback, 1st edition. 8vo. 151pp. including tables, plus plates and ads to front. Gutter exposed and binding coming loose to first few advert pages. Internally very good condition, clean and bright. In the original green/brown stiff card wraps, very lightly rubbed, bumped and tanned, else very good condition.

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        Last Men in London

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, mark to lower board, spotting to endpapers, title pages, and occasionally to margins of contents. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with creases and a closed tears down the toned spine panel that has been repaired with tape on the verso. First edition, first impression, first issue of one of Stapledon&#39;s two key fantasy novels, with the ads dated 932 as called for.

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        NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

      1932. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Clement Moore. London: George Harrap, no date [1932]. 8vo (6 x 9 1/8"), full limp vellum, top edge gilt, a FINE copy (no slipcase). 1st edition. LIMITED TO 275 COPIES FOR ENGLAND AND 275 COPIES FOR THE U.S. NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated by Rackham with pictorial endpapers, 4 color plates plus charming black & whites&#39;s in text.

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        Vol. 5 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant

      New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1932. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 73 detailed maps of Bedford-Stuyvesant along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Small tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes the elevated train on Broadway. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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        The FIRST EDITIONS Of CHARLES DICKENS.

      Maggs Bros,, London: 1932 - Illustrated with facsimiles. The work itself is essential to any Dickens collector; this copy a collector's piece unto itself. A Fine copy, with a Custis bookplate, in a slightly sun-tanned NF dust jacket, housed in a VG+ slipcase. Laid-in are two pieces of ephemera: an Eckel Christmas card, and the order blank for Eckel's proposed Supplement to this book [which, apparently, was never issued]. Maroon buckram with gilt spine lettering. TEG. Buff dust jacket. Slipcase. 8vo. 1st edition thus, a Revised (& best) edition. Limited to 750 copies, this copy noted as "Presentation". Eckel has INSCRIBED the ffep "To my dear friend / John C. Custis / As a slight token of / Esteem and Affection. / From / John C. Eckel / Phila. Nov. 23, 1932." xvi, [2], 272 pp (including Index). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wagner, histoire d'un artiste *

      Gallimard, (Paris) 22.9.1932. - Reliure signée de Devauchelle, demi maroquin tête de nègre à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, couverture et dos conservés. Menus défauts. Édition originale. L'un des 55 exemplaire numérotés sur Hollande van Gelder, outre 11 Japon Impérial et 600 Vélin pur fil.

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        Characteristics of French Art

      Chatto & Windus, London,, 1932. Large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Illustrated. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Simon Bussy souvenir of thirty years of aesthetic discussions Roger Fry 1933". Bussy was an artist who married Dorothy Strachey and though based in Paris remained a close member of the Bloomsbury group.

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        Young Lonigan: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1932. First Edition. Farrell&#39;s first novel, and a high-point of the proletarian genre. Farrell would follow this debut with The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934) and Judgment Day (1935), completing a trilogy which Michael Sadleir called "the most impressive study of degeneration since Zola&#39;s L&#39;Assommoir...and...infinitely more telling today than anything which Zola wrote." Rarely encountered in Fine condition, this is a lovely copy. We have never before seen the prospectus included herein, obviously issued some years after the book. Likely inserted in the volume by chance by a previous owner (though slow sales during the Depression could certainly have left a few unsold copies of Young Lonigan in Vanguard&#39;s warehouse in 1936, and it is not out of the question that the prospectus could have been included in unsold copies). HANNA 1152. RIDEOUT p.296. Octavo (21cm). Publisher&#39;s brown cloth with printed paper spine and cover labels; brown top-stain; original printed dustjacket; 308pp. Minuscule nick to cloth at crown of spine, else a tight, straight, Near Fine copy; in the original dustwrapper, bright and crisp with brief loss at crown and small (1/8") nick to base of rear panel. Unclipped, but with later price in pencil ("$1.50") over original printed price of $3.75. Barely perceptible fading to spine panel. Laid in at front is a 12-pp prospectus for Vanguard&#39;s omnibus edition of the Studs Lonigan trilogy, issued in 1936.

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        The Pastures of Heaven

      Robert O. Ballou New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First. hardcover. fine. 294pp., small thick 8vo, rebound in tan morocco, green leather spine label, gilt-stamped raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First Edition. Fine.

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        Devil&#39;s Highway, The

      New York: D. Appleton, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+/Fine-. First Printing, with the number (1) in parenthesis on the final page. 8vo; [6], 336pp. Publisher&#39;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&#39;s Highway, on the other hand, sold very few copies, making it today one of the most difficult of Wright&#39;s titles to obtain, in any condition.) John Lebar was the pen name of Wright&#39;s oldest son, Gilbert Munger Wright. In the Devil&#39;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&#39;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.&

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        The Pastures of Heaven

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First. hardcover. fine. 294pp., small thick 8vo, rebound in tan morocco, green leather spine label, gilt-stamped raised bands, t.e.g. New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1932. First Edition. Fine.

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        Théorie des Opérations Linéaires

      Warsaw: Zu Subwencji Funduszu Kultury Narodowej, 1932. First edition. The copy of Andrew M. Gleason ... "With the appearance in 1932 of [von Neumann&#39;s] &#39;Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik&#39; and Banach&#39;s &#39;Théorie des opérations linéaires&#39;, functional analysis was established as one of the most important fields of modern analysis, as an independent mathematical discipline." (Grattan-Guiness: Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences, p.384). "From 1922 on, Banach introduced through his papers the concept of normed linear spaces and investigated them (and metric linear spaces), particularly regarding the assumption of completeness (complete normed linear spaces are now generally known as Banach spaces). The concept was introduced at almost the same time by Norbert Wiener (who about a quarter of a century later founded cybernetics), but he did not develop the theory, perhaps because he did not see its possible application. Banach proved three fundamental theorems of the theory of normed linear spaces: the theorem on the extension of continuous linear functionals, now called Hahn-Banach theorem (they proved it independently, and Hahn actually did so first); the theorem on bounded families of mappings, now called the Banach-Steinhaus theorem; and the theorem on continuous linear spaces. He also introduced and examined the concept of weak convergence and weak closure, and gave a series of applications of the general theorems on normed linear spaces. ... The theory of these spaces is an indispensable tool and the basis of contemporary theory of more general linear spaces; it also provided the stimulus and the staring point for other branches of functional analysis." (DSB: I, p.428). The Honeyman Collection, Part I, lot 194. Published as the first volume of the series &#39;Monografje Matematcyzne Seminar Mat. Uivw. Warsz I, Warsaw, druk M. Garasinski&#39;. 8vo: 252 x 156 mm. Original printed wrappers; corners a little bumped, and spine slightly sunned. In all a very good copy. VII,(1),254, (2:adverts) pp. .

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        Pünktchen und Anton ein roman fur kinder

      Williams & Co. Verlag, Berlin-Grun 1932 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gunnery Pocket Book

      London: The Admiralty,, 1932. B.R. 224. Small octavo. Original blue cloth-backed printed boards. 11 coloured plates, 5 of them folding and 14 line-drawn plates, 5 of them folding. Spine a little sunned, light scatter of foxing to the endpapers, else a very sharp copy. First edition. "The primary object of this book is to give all the information and gunnery knowledge that is required of a Seaman Gunner &#133; in addition, certain portions, the knowledge of which is not officially required of a Seaman Gunner, are included to form a suitable basis on which the higher gunnery ratings can build up their more detailed education" (Introduction). A print-run of 15,000 copies for this issue, but these pocket books are all uncommon, as superseded editions were supposed to be disposed of. COPAC shows just one copy of the 1938 reprint for this issue at the IWM, and two copies of the 1945 issue (IWM and NMM); OCLC adds copies of the 1945 at Plymouth Library, the Haagse Defensiebibliotheek, the Danish National Library, and the Canadian War Museum; but the only copy of the original 1932 issue we can trace is at the Australian War Memorial.

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        11th Rallye Automobile. Monte Carlo. Organised by the International Sporting-Club in Conjunction with the Automobile-Club of Monaco...Regulations. January 1932 [Onzième Rallye Automobile. Monte Carlo. Janvier 1932. Regulations]

      Monte Carlo: [Printed by] Impremerie Monegasque, 1932. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. A very good copy, spine worn, wrappers soiled, one leaf torn at lower edge, interior quite bright copy with a few leaves still unopened. 24.5 cm x16 cm. (9 x6 "). Illus. with 27 b/w drawings and sketches, 4 photos, and a map (dbl.). Original unused pink detachable entry form and information slips still attached. Text in English. Double page map of Europe with routes; numerous advertisements in French, a number of photographs and many fabulous period drawings and sketches. Includes regulations with diagrams, programs, itineraries, events, past winners, and descriptions of secondary contests such as 'most comfortable automobile'. Scarce. No copies at auction and only one listed for one other year. No copies located in COPAC, OCLC, or any European Library catalogues. BN France shows twelve individual photographs from this 1932 rallye, but does not have a copy of this booklet.

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        The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Miniature (complete in 40 volumes)

      London: Allied Newspapers, Ltd., 1932. First Thus . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 2" tall. According to Miniature Book News #3 March, 1966, this set was originally printed about the same time as th eEllen Terry edition (Bryce) edition and the engravings are identical with exception that this (Allied) edition is printed on regular paper rather than India and is, thus, twice as thick. However, they advise that the Terry set is the smallest ever printed, so this set is right there, but for the added thickness. Each book is 2" x 1.4", the flexible boards are covered in black leatherette and have decorative end papers. Each comes with a frontispiece and a brief explanation. All are lightly rubbed and one or two have the covering cloth lifting at a corners. The set comes with a glossary volume and is housed in a wooden box with a list of all the volumes. This box is lovely, but since the set originally came in a small wooden book case, was apparently added later. In any case it makes a great addition to this uniquely collectible set. Based on some advertisements, this set was printed around 1932.

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        1919

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1932. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. Second volume in the "USA trilogy." Book Fine with top-stain a trifle faded, otherwise clean, fresh and unread. In a Near Fine dust jacket with minor rubbing at the spine and a few short tears at the extremities. Overall, an excellent copy, a step above what is typically seen. & & The novel follows multiple characters from varying walks of life. "All of their lives are interlocked, accidentally or inevitably, and the story passes from one to another with undiminished swiftness and intensity. The result is a cross-section of the civilization of America, a high-powered narrative that rushes along the hazardous course of men&#39;s and women&#39;s lives." Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

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        Possible Existence of a Neutron [ The First Evidence of the Neutron ]

      London: MacMillan and Co., Limited, 1932. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library. lx,[1]-952, v-viii. (the entire volume 129, NATURE, Jan to June 1932) Black buckram. Small 4to. An ex-library copy bound in buckram with minimal internal markings, and one blank endpaper torn where it adhered to the adjacent blank endpaper. The discovery of the neutron was fundamental to the evolution of Particle Physics, and its discovery revolutionized the thinking in the field. The article offered here, submitted in February as a letter to the Editor of Nature, is the first evidence of the neutron, followed in June of the same year by the more often cited paper containing detailed additional research confirming the neutron&#39;s existence (that article is often falsely identified as the first paper on the neutron). It was common for scientists, in the race for recognition and funding, to rush a shorter announcement to press in order to establish precendence for their discoveries, followed later by a more detailed technical description. The journals they submitted their discoveries to were often called "journals of record" for that reason. "In 1932, Chadwick made a fundamental discovery in the domain of nuclear science: he proved the existence of neutrons - elementary particles devoid of any electrical charge. In contrast with the helium nuclei (alpha rays) which are charged, and therefore repelled by the considerable electrical forces present in the nuclei of heavy atoms, this new tool in atomic disintegration need not overcome any electric barrier and is capable of penetrating and splitting the nuclei of even the heaviest elements. Chadwick in this way prepared the way towards the fission of uranium 235 and towards the creation of the atomic bomb. For this epoch-making discovery he was awarded the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society in 1932, and subsequently the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1935." (Nobel Prize biography) For more information, see Particle Physics, One Hundred Years of Discovery, and the Concise DSB 2nd edition.

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        LE VOYAGE DE BABAR

      Paris, France: Jardin des Modes / Conde Nast. Very Good+. 1932. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and missing the scarce dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The red / pink cloth spine of the book cover has some light bumping and edge wear along with some beginning bumping and loss of color to the bottom spine end. The corners of the book cover have some lightish bumping with some light paper loss (most notably, the bottom front corner). The spine joints of both front and rear covers have some light toning. The rear cover has some noticeable scratching and there are some spots of discoloration / color loss by the spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. This folio sized volume has vibrant use of colors, especially the deep red endpapers. There are a few spots of foxing and discoloration to several of the text pages. This is the second book in the Babar series. Jean de Brunhoff wrote and illustrated six books in the Babar series before his death at age 37 (or 38 depending on the source) of tuberculosis. The inspiration for the story of Babar was a bedtime story that de Brunhoff&#39;s wife Cecile told to amuse her son Mathieu during an illness at the age of four. The story was relayed to de Brunhoff who expanded it, named the elephant Babar, and put it down on paper with his own illustrations. The first book, Historie de Babar le petit elephant (The Story of Babar) became so popular that de Brunhoff decided to add on further stories. This second book follows Babar and his Wife Celeste as they travel by Balloon to many exotic locations. .

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        An Outline of Philosophy. [First UK Edition, Second Impression]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

      Allen & Unwin, [1932]8vo., Second Impression, on laid paper, previous owner's signature on front free endpaper; original blue buckram, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue at end. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER.

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        Atala.

      AUX DÉPENDS D'UN GROUPE., Paris 1932 - Gravures originales en couleurs de Maurice LALAU. Paris, Aux dépens d'un groupe de bibliophiles, 1932, in-4, en feuillets, couverture cartonnée, sous étui. Tirage limité à 121 exemplaires. L'action se situe en Amérique. Atala appartient à la série de ces héroïnes tragiques et chrétiennes, telles Virginie, préférant le devoir à l'amour, qui fleurissent au tournant du siècle. Le thème inspire le célèbre tableau de Girodet, qui peindra un portrait de Chateaubriand à sa mort, c'est lui qui tiendra la croix derrière le cercueil du peintre. Livres

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        KENTUCKY BLUE GRASS HENRY SMITH

      Cleveland: White Horse Press, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the covers. About Fine copy, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Cloth-backed boards. Dahlberg&#39;s second book, one of only 95 copies printed. This copy is from the more uncommon issue with the tipped-in illustrations and SIGNED by the author on the colophon page which states the copies numbered 1 through 10 were signed. This copy is numbered 11. In addition on the front endpaper, Dahlberg has INSCRIBED the book to his wife: "Again for my beloved Rlene--/my diabolical seraph--/Your most adoring Edward/Donegal Ireland/March 29.&#39;64.

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        Kentucky Blue Grass Henry Smith

      Cleveland: White Horse Press, 1932. First edition. One of 95 copies. Dahlberg&#39;s scarce second book, complete with tipped-in plates after drawings by Augustus Peck and numbered. According to Billings, not all copies were issued with plates, and not all copies were numbered. A fine copy in cloth-backed orange boards, and with d/w which is slightly soiled, and has one small chip to spine head.

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        BERNARD SHAW. PLAYBOY AND PROPHET

      New York & London: D. Appleton & Company, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dustwrappers and a good slipcase. Scarce. Two volumes bound in cloth-backed blue boards with plain unprinted blue dustwrappers. Set #35 of only 50 SIGNED by the biographer. Laurence B214 (though he does not note this limited edition). Illustrated. Contains pieces by Shaw not previously published including "several dozen hitherto unpublished letters and postcards.

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        The Subterranean Club

      London; Hodder and Stoughton. 1932, 1932. First Edition. 8vo. 320pp. Fine in publisher&#39;s slate blue cloth titled and ruled in black to spine and front board. Clean and tight, in a splendid, Hodder Yellowjacket dustwrapper, very good indeed with some light spotting and very minor edgewear. Bright and very striking.

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        Vol. 9 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Woodside & Maspeth

      Sanborn Map Company, New York 1932 - This volume includes Elmhurst Heights, the partially completed Brooklyn Queens Expressway ("Connecting Highway/Laurel Hill Blvd."), bordered on the south by the Queens-Midtown Expressway. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 73 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Original protective canvas cover in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales

      Harrap London: Harrap, 1932. Limited. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 full-page color plates and 59 black and white in-text drawings; pictorial endpapers and illus. title page. 288pp. 4to, original gilt-lettered vellum; uncut edges, t.e.g. London: George Harrap, (1932). A fine copy in a broken slipcase. Limited edition. Number 244 of 525 copies, signed by the artist on the limitation page. Latimore & Haskell, p. 68.

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        Station Plan of Bakersfield, Kern County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1932. Blueline print, 48 inches x 20 feet. From 26th Street and US Highway 99 to Pentz Street, along railroad tracks, with details of buildings within 1000 feet in each direction of railroad lines. Scale 1" = 100&#39;. With insert detailing Garces Circle and old Kern County Fair Grounds.

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        MOONSHINE AND MAGIC

      Published by Faber & Faber, 1932. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Townsend, William. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Attractive blue, pink and yellow pictorial cloth. Two top corners of covers are bumped. Some bumping to base of spine, with a few small chips to cloth. Spine is a little darkened, but rest of covers are nice and bright. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few scattered throughout contents - but not very heavily. Contents are very good indeed - plates are beautifully bright. Pictorial wrapper is price-cut with some foxing; browned and grubby to spine with some wear. There are also a few small closed edge-tears. Chipping to top of wrapper spine with very minimal loss. A beautifully bright copy of this delightful book! [S]

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        Jack the Giant Killer & Other Tales

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1932. This copy has been finely rebound in red leather with gilt decorations to spine & boards all edges gilt, spine decorated with gilt in the panels gilt titles on green labels, very finely rebound by an unknown binder possibly American, four wonderful coloured pop ups and several comical B&W illustrations, this realy is a superb copy .. First Edition. Full Morocco Hard Back . Fine. Illus. by Harold Lentz. 8vo Its Heavy, So a Bit More Postage..

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        LIFE AND LILLIAN GISH

      New York: The McMillan Company, 1932. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. 7 x 9 1/2 inches high. ix, 303 pages. Quarter blue cloth with tan linen boards, gilt titles on spine, blue silhouette on front cover. &#147;published October, 1932.&#148;, 1st printing. Signed by both Albert Bigelow Paine and Lillian Gish on the title page, also with an inscription from Paine on ffep- &#147;To Joy & Beeze, from Daddy-", Joy was Paine&#39;s daughter and &#39;Beeze&#39; was a nickname for her husband Jay Cushman. Condition of the book is Very Good; blue cloth faded at top and bottom of spine, linen cloth very lightly foxed, front and rear paste downs very yellowed, endpapers moderately yellowed, text and illustrations are very clean. Condition of the dust jacket is Fair; some pieces missing at edges (see photo), with the remains of old scotch tape repairs. a nice copy of this biography signed by both author and subject. Biography. rare RGR

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        Greek Memories [Uncorrected Proof Copy]

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

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        A Master of Modern Magic. The Life and Adventures of Robert-Houdin

      New York.: Macoy Publishing Company, 1932 Frontispiece - 58 pages, 7 full pages photographs. Bright blue cloth stamped in gold. Small bookplate of Dr Earl Reum, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. The cover is in very good condition. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        King of the Golden River, The

      London: George Harrap & Co., 1932. - With An Original Pen & Ink Drawing By Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. London: [1932]. One of 570 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being an out of sequence Presentation Copy (so inked by Rackham, who has crossed-out the original copy number) with a contemporary signed and dated (1932) original pen and ink drawing by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 222 x 146 mm.). 47, [1] pp. Four color plates. The drawing depicts The King of the Golden River smiling at Gluck who is holding a fishing net.Original limp vellum. A near fine, partially unopened copy. Housed in the publisher's original slipcase (lightly soiled) with copy number effaced by Rackham.John Ruskin (1819&#150;1900), "English author and artist, whose The King of the Golden River might be regarded as the first English fairy story for children. Though it was not published until 1851, seven years after Francis Paget's The Hope of the Katzekopfs, it was in fact written in 1841 for 12-year-old Effie Gray, whom he later married. It is a story of the three brothers of tradition, two bad, the youngest good, and their reception of a supernatural visitor, the South West Wind. Ruskin described it himself as &#145;a fairly good imitation of Grimm and Dickens, mixed with some true Alpine feeling of my own&#146;, but the South West Wind is a powerful and original character, described by Stephen Prickett [in Victorian Fantasy (1979)] as the &#145;first magical personage to show that combination of kindliness and eccentric irascibility that was to appear so strongly in a whole tradition of subsequent literature&#146;. Richard Doyle, who illustrated the original edition, made a striking drawing of him. Edgar Taylor&#146;s translation of the Grimms&#146; stories with illustrations by George Cruikshank was published in 1823; in Praeterita Ruskin recorded how he had copied these when he was 10 or 11. The book was reissued in 1868 with an introduction by Ruskin in which he spoke of the value of the traditional tales, with their power &#145;to fortify children against the glacial cold of selfish science&#146;&#151;a sentiment which lies at the heart of his own story" (The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales).Latimore and Haskell, p. 67. Riall, p. 176.

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        KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

      1932. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER by John Ruskin. London: George Harrap (1932). Slim 8vo (6 x 9 1/8"), full limp vellum biding, a Fine copy in publisher&#39;s slipcase (case soiled, lacking 1" piece off edge). LIMITED TO 550 NUMBERED COPIES FOR SALE, SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers, 4 fine color plates, plus beautiful red and black textual illustrations. Printed on high quality paper.

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        Les joies du sport.

      Aux éditions d'art 1932 - - Aux éditions d'art , Paris _1932, 31x41,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, le nôtre non justifié, seul tirage avec 35 Japon et 115 Madagascar. Reliure en demi basane noisette à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné d'un motif floral central doré, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, une claire mouillure affectantl a tranche en tête, sans gravité et sans atteinte au texte. Ouvrage illustré de 45 lithographies originales en couleurs de Milivoj Uzelac. Contributions littéraires de J. Ajalbert "L'automobile", R. Maran "Le rugby", C.H. Hirsch "L'escrime", P. Wolf "La boxe", J. Prévost "Le lancer du poids", T. Bernard "Le cyclisme sur piste", H. Duvernois "Le golf", F. Divoire "Le hockey", R. Dieudonné "La chasse", H. de Montherlant "La tauromachie". Bel et rare exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L' affaire Saint-Fiacre *

      A.Fayard, Paris 2.1932. - Broché, couverture photo de Hug Block. Dos et bords un peu défraîchis. Bel envoi à une dame, daté de l'époque et situé à "La Richardière", éclaboussant toute la page de faux-titre, signée Georges Sim. Autre trace humide, quelques taches parsèment marginalement cet exemplaire primordial.Un autre, ripoux, sur demande. Édition originale. Pas de grands papiers.

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