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        I saw Hitler!

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated,, 1932. Octavo. Original orange cloth, title to the upper board in black. 40 plates. A little rubbed, the spine a touch sunned and creased, light toning, but a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon. Attack on the Nazi regime by the woman known as the First Lady of American Journalism. As head of the New York Post's Berlin bureau - the first woman to head a foreign news bureau of any importance - Thompson met Hitler on a number of occasions, for the first time in 1931, and in 1934 her continued opposition to Nazi rule led to her being expelled from Germany, the first journalist to be so. Back in the United States she began writing her "On the Record" column which ran in the New York Herald Tribune, and was syndicated to over 150 newspapers, she also contributed a a monthly column to the Woman's Home Weekly, and made frequent broadcasts on NBC. In 1939 she was on the cover of Time, the accompanying article describing her as the second most popular and influential woman in America after Eleanor Roosevelt, and explaining the nature of her influence: "Dorothy Thompson is the U. S. clubwoman's woman. She is read, believed and quoted by millions of women who used to get their political opinions from their husbands, who got them from Walter Lippmann" (Time, 12 June 1939). Katherine Hepburn's character in the Oscar-winning comedy Woman of the Year (1942) was based on Thompson. Bookplate of Irma B. Laykin, first wife of Los Angeles diamond merchant and jeweller Sol Laykin, to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Puaux, Rene. GRECE: TERRE AIMEE DES DIEUX. Paris: G. De Malherbe & Cie., 1932. First Edition 1/400. Small Folio. Illustrated Wrappers. Good +. 124pp, profusely illustrated in sepia gravure and color. Text in French. This lovely 1932 French language survey of primarily nineteenth and early twentieth century Greek history and culture by noted hellenophile Rene Puaux is brimming with lovely gravure reproductions of photographs as well as color lithographs. A most presentable example of this uncommon item limited to four hundred copies showing a bit of overall creasing, soiling, and chipping to its fragile paper wrappers. The interior and textblock are sound and quite bright but for a smattering of light foxing throughout - primarily along the foredge borders. Some of the color plates are spotted on the margins and/or tissue overlays, but the exquisite images themselves remain fresh and bright. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 015138&

      [Bookseller: Arcana: Books on the Arts]
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        Studnia Amfitryty

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Lwow; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - wojewodztwo lwowskie (Ukraina); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Akwatinta - Studnia Amfitryty Lwow Irena Nowakowska".; Technika: Akwatinta na kartonie; Format: 205x132.; Datowanie: Ok. 1932.; Inf o autorze: I. Nowakowska-Acedanska (15.12.1909 Lwow-14.02.1983 Gliwice) graficzka i malarka, zwiazana do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyla studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932), uprawiala przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo (sztalugowe i scienne) i rysunek oraz tkanine, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artystki, zob. Gronska 1971 s.433, Snoch 2004 s.11, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.135, Jakimowicz 1997 s.370.; Uwagi: Rzadka rycina w efektownej technice graficznej. Wczesna praca z najlepszego okresu tworczosci autorki.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura pomniki rynki studnie / Architektur Brunnen Denkmäler/Denkmal Ringe/Ring / architecture market squares/market square monuments, statues/monument, statue wells/well / Aquatintaradierung / aquatint; Rycina w stanie wiecej niz dobrym, podklejona (autorsko) na karton, z niewielkim przedarciem w gornej czesci kompozycji, drobne plamki po kleju.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        La hulotte

      Paul lechevalier, 1932. in8 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        Light in August (First Edition)

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932. First Edition. First Edition, in the first issue binding and jacket. Faulkner's seventh novel, an exploration of the lasting effects of racism and misogyny, one of four of his novels consistently ranked among the best of the 20th century.& & Slight lean, else Fine with a bright, unfaded topstain in a Near Fine dust jacket and Very Good example of the scarce tissue wrapper. Jacket spine is lightly faded, with a touch of nicking and rubbing to the extremities. Tissue wrapper is lightly chipped, with a small dampstain to the front panel, and a three inch tear to the top of the same.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Light in August

      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas,, 1932. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine in blue and to upper board in orange, top edge dyed orange. With the dust jacket. Minor crease to spine. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel and a few minor nicks and some short splits. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Death in The Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932 Illustrated with a frontispiece by Juan Gris and black and white photographs of bullfighting by Vandel and Rodero. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, with lettering and spine decorations in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket featuring Roberto Domingo's matador fleeing a bull's wrath. A fine copy, with a hint of wear the extremities, bright spine, minor rubbing to the top edge of the front board, bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with wear and short tears to the extremities, light chipping and minor losses to the spine ends, some light toning to the spine, a hint of soiling to the otherwise bright and clean panels. Overall, an attractive and pleasing copy. Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's non-fiction book about the sport of bullfighting, which ranges from technical descriptions of the art of the sport to philosophical conjectures about people who are interested in or partake in bullfighting. Hemingway first became interested in bullfighting after attending the Festival of San Fermínin in Pamplona, Spain in 1923, and became a lifelong aficionado. This technical text is enlivened by Hemingway's clear passion for the sport and keen understanding of its nuances. It is illustrated with reproductions of photographs of Spanish bullfights accompanied by descriptive text. Additionally, Death in the Afternoon contains a reproduction of the 1913 paining The Bullfighter by Juan Gris, whom Hemingway had met while they both lived in Paris in the 1920's; Hemingway had bought this painting along with Gris' 1926 The Guitar Player from the artist in 1931. Although Death in the Afternoon is the author's first full book-length non-fiction piece, Hemingway's love for bullfighting can also be seen in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included. Illus. by Gris, Juan; Vandel; Rodero.

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        Fairy Tales

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1932. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Quarto. Publisher's deluxe green morocco, titles and Rackham-designed tools to spine and boards gilt, pink pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Colour frontispiece and 11 plates, 9 full-page line drawings, and numerous illustrations within the text. Contents fresh. Very lightly rubbed at the extremities. An excellent copy. First Rackham edition. One of 525 numbered copies signed by Rackham on the limitation leaf, this an out of series copy inscribed "presentation" and bound in the publisher's deluxe morocco. With an original ink drawing "The Ugly Duckling" by Rackham on the front blank, with his signature and the date 1932.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La fin du martyre de l'obèse

      J. oliven, 1932. in12 Broché

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
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        Amid These Storms

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. A collection of 23 engaging essays on a wide variety of subjects published in 1932. Published in England as "Thoughts and Adventures", this is one of the few Churchill first editions for which the U.S. edition bears a different title than the British. From the original front flap blurb: "These true stories concern such things as the tides that make a politician change his mind; the domination of chance in human lives; the cartoonists who mocked Churchill; the chances and events that occurred while he was in the trenches; phases of the war seen from intimate participation with the high commands; flying experiences in 1912; the Irish; the future; and contemporary change." This book engagingly displays both the breadth of Churchill's mind and life experience and the vivid hues of his personality. The U.S. first edition's original dust jacket is extremely scarce and quite striking, bearing a full length photo (on both the front cover and the spine) of Churchill in Flanders, 1916, wearing his French poilu's helmet. Unfortunately, this edition was fragile and most copies look like they spent time in the trenches with Churchill. Both the orange color on the dust jacket and the red-orange binding proved exceptionally prone to sunning. Further, the coarse cloth binding was very susceptible to soiling and wear. Consequently truly bright copies are almost never seen. Offered here is the first U.S. edition, only printing - a truly fine copy in a highly complete original dust jacket. The orange-red binding is stunning - immaculate, tight and square. No soiling. Square corners. Bright gilt. No fading to the spine, which remains the same vivid color as the boards. The contents are equally pristine - crisp, bright and tight. No spotting or previous owner marks of any kind. Even the untrimmed fore edge of the text block is clean and bright. Really a spectacular copy. The unclipped dust jacket still bears the original $3.50 price on the front flap. It is notable for two reasons: it is highly complete and the orange color on the spine is unfaded. Consequently, spine presentation is unusually good. The dust jacket is fairly soiled and stained overall and has closed tears at the edges of up to .5 inches in length. Losses, however, are minor, consisting of light chipping at the edges and the top of the spine to a maximum depth of .25 inch. The bright, unfaded orange color on the spine - something we almost never see - helps compensates nicely for the soiling. We should disclose that this is a "married" pair, the volume having previously lost its jacket and the jacket having come from a volume which sustained irreparable damage. That said, both are first edition, only printing, and make a proper pair. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.2, Woods/ICS A39(ba), Langworth p.158

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Two original manuscripts (incomplete) from the author Arthur Welton. The first 21 pages of "All but the mountains.", typed copy, written in Brooklyn N.Y., and the first 18 pages of "Silent Mist", typed in Paris.

      - in-4to, Author is probably identical with Arthur D. Welton, author of "Mr. Weld retires", "The line between" and "The Twenty seventh ride", published in New York, 1932/1933.The scripts come in a yellow paper binder with the label "All but the mountains. by Arthur Welton". Apparently never published.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Interne

      New York: The Macaulay Company , 1932 Bound in dark orange cloth with titles and decorations stamped in black. First edition, with the $2.00 price to the front flap of the jacket, no top stain, and no advertisements. A classic achievement of the Harlem Renaissance. The cloth shows only a hint of wear at the extremities but does have a small split at the head of the spine (see photos). Hinges solid, binding square. Former owner's signature to the front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked. The unclipped dust wrapper has moderate edgewear with a number of small chips, lacking at the most 3/8" at the head of the spine, with a similar chip at the heel. The front panel has one small chip at the lower edge. See the photo of the wrapper verso for complete details. The mostly white rear panel has very light soil. An attractive copy of the first edition, with the jacket now in mylar. See The Cumulative Book Index volumes for 1928-1932 and 1933-1934 for details on the first and second editions.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good-. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: friendly used books]
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        Bombi Bitt och jag.

      Barndomsminnen. Stockholm, A. Bonniers boktryckeri, 1932. 271 s. Sandgult klbd med tegelfärgad titeletikett i skinn (Nordiska bokhandeln). Omslaget medbundet. Titeletiketten med obetydlig fläck. Liten limfläck på titelbladet samt enstaka småfläckar. Dedikation till "Carl Martin Öhman från hans vän författaren. Gbg den 25/10 32.". Författarens debut. (Carl) Martin Öhman (1887-1967) var operasångare och god vän med Fritiof Nilsson Piraten under dennes tid som advokat i Tranås

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        No Poems or Around the World Backwards and Sideways

      New York: Harper. 1932. First. First edition. Illustrated by Gluyas Williams. Modest age-toning on the spine and edge of the rear board, tiny tears at the crown, very good without the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "Dear Adele: This is for you. Bobby. November 15, 1932." Adele Lovett was a glamorous socialite, a B player in the Algonquin Round Table, a friend of Dorothy Parker's, and reportedly the lover of Robert Benchley. The intimacy of the inscription is telling; we've never before seen Benchley inscribe a book as "Bobby." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Christmas Pudding - SIGNED and Inscribed with DJ

      A first edition, first printing published by Thornton Butterworth in 1932. A very good book in pink flecked cloth. The spine is slightly faded, no other inscriptions etc , mild offsetting to end papers with a little looseness to the front end-paper and some light staining therein. Otherwise very nice indeed. The inscription (on the front-free endpaper) reads /Mrs Hammersley/ HER OWN COPY/with very much love/ from Nancy. 24 Nov 1932 Violet Hammersley (Wid or Lucky) features widely in Nancy Mitford's letters. A close if somewhat older friend. In a very good wrapper with the required wide flaps. One minor chip to the top and tail of the spine and some minor loss to corners. A small residual mark to the front panel. Small patch of rubbing affecting 'd' of 'Pudding' on the front panel therein. Stated overseas edition on spine (in place of 7/6). One of 1000 copies, of which 200 were sent to the British Colonies. Some professional internal repairs. General wear to the extremities. Exceptionally rare in the dust wrapper and equally so signed and inscribed in the year of publication with such an interesting association.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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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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        Twelfth Night Or, What You Will With Engravings By Eric Ravilious

      Waltham Saint Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1932. Hardcover. Orig. quarter bound brown morocco, decorated cloth boards. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Ravilious, Eric. 76 pages. 34 x 24 cm. Limited edition, copy 274 of 275 on Batchelor hand-made paper with Golden Cockerel watermark, wood engraved title, borders plus 29 wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious printed in brown and grey/green, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. CHANTICLEER 82. A sumptuous production, fresh, bright copy, two tiny spots front cover.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Cold Comfort Farm

      London, New York, & Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co.,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in white. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, spine faded and a little rolled, occasional small spots to contents. An excellent copy in the jacket that is just a little rubbed along the edges with a small tape repair to the verso of the toned spine panel and some faint scratches to the upper panel. First edition, first impression of this classic. Cold Comfort Farm is rare in the dust jacket, and this copy is in exceptional condition. It is certainly the best we have handled.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1932. Very Good. [PREWAR DESIGN] ITAGAKI Takao. GEIJUTSUKAI NO KICHO TO JICHO. Tokyo, Rokubunkan, 1932. 4, 3, 425pp., 36 pages of photo plates. 21.2 x 15.3 cm. Bound Western-style in cloth, in the publisher's printed slipcase. Itagaki was the most important theorist of Modernism in the arts and design of the pre-war period in Japan, as well as being the father of the concept of "shinko shashin" [modern photography]. A very uncommon and important treatise, the title of which could be translated as THE WORLD OF ART - ITS CONTEMPORARY CURRENT AND EDDIES. With a hint of discoloration and a bit of bowing to the covers, else very good or better in the soiled original slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Robert Frost

      London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1932. First state binding. First edition thus. A scarce peice of Frost ephemera seldom seen inscribed by Frost. Included with the pamphlet is the mailer, stamped 1961, from the Brick Row Book Shop during its Austin TX period. Housed in a custom made cloth covered board binder that presents well.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        La Geografia Vol. II L'Italia nel ginnasio nel corso inferiore dei istituto tecnico e dei istituto magistrale

      Societa Editrice Internazionale, Turin 1932 - 1 247 Seiten altersentsprechend befriedigender Zustand, Seiten lose, Unterstreichungen mit Bleistift Pappe

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        Brave New World

      A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1932. A very good book with one small name and date to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the corners. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some restoration to the spine and edges and now presents very well indeed. Restoration is evident from the inside of the wrapper which is now in a Brodart protective removable wrapper.A rare first edition of this dystopian novel.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson 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. 1200 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Colorado River Controversies

      Dodd Mead & Company New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. 232pp. Octavo [22 cm] Red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover (The gilt on the spine has rubbed off). Very good. The extremities are gently bumped and rubbed. The spine is sunned, and just a little stained. There are a handful of small stains on the text block edges, and the top edge of the text block is darkened. The pages are tanned, and have occasional light foxing. Foreword by Julius F. Stone. Robert Brewster Stanton was a civil engineer and surveyor of canyons in Colorado for the Colorado Canyon and Pacific Railroad Company between 1889 and 1890.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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        (Ab Jahrgang 2:) Internationale Literatur. (Hrsg.:) Zentralorgan der Internationalen Vereinigung revolutionaerer Schriftsteller. Jahrgang 1 - 2 (Jg 2 ohne Heft 2) nebst Sonderheft: Zweite Internationale Konferenz der revolutionären Schriftsteller. Zus. 10 (statt 11) Hefte in 9.

      Gr.-8° Mit Illustrationen im Text u. auf Tafeln, 1 Farbtafel. OKart. Erster u. zweiter Jahrgang der proletarischen Zeitschrift, die so bis 1945 in 15 Jahrgängen erschien. Chefredakteur war Bruno Jasiensky. Gestaltung von Nikolai Sedelnikow (Jg 1) u. Alexander Rodtschenko (Jg 2). Mit Beiträgen von Matsujama, Aragon, E. Arnoldi, Leopold Awerbach, Kisch, L. Owalow, Erich Weinert, Friedrich Wolff, Johannes R. Becher, Bela Illés, Ludwig Renn, Plechanow, Seki Sano, Giovanni Germanetto, Georg Lukacs u.a. - Umschläge leicht bestoßen, ein Heft mit schmalem Feuchtigkeitsrand im Kopfsteg, ein Heft mit durchgehenden Feuchtigkeitsspuren.

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      London: Faber & Faber, (1932). First Edition. Hardcover. This is a lovely example with light foxing to the endpapers, typical to this title, and bright boards with the gilt fully intact. The cream dustwrapper printed in blue, neatly price-clipped, has just the slightest of wear to the tips of the spine, which is mildly darkened, and a tiny chip at the bottom of the rear panel. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Scarce in this condition. Bloomfield A3: only 1000 copies printed. Auden's third book, though his first consisted of less than 50 copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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. . Catalogs: philosophy.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        L'amour et la haine

      MEDICALES NORBERT MALOINE, 1932. in8 Broché

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        Distinguer pour unir ou les degres du savoir

      Deslée, De Brouwer Cie, 1932. in8 Broché

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        Thoughts and Adventures.

      London: Thornton Butterworth, 1932 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, rule to boards, signature block to front board, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated with photographic frontispiece, several cartoons. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      - Leipzig, Ernst Oldenburg, 1932. e 278 pages. softcover sewed . Original softcover. Dustjacket missing. Head and tail spine with small tears in the corners. Title written at front and spine softcover. Namestamps at first 2 pages. Inside foxed. 6 - 9 Auflage. Very rare book. On black list in 1933 and most of the books were burned during the bookburnig actions in Germany. Mit 26 Abbildungen / with 26 plates. good condition

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Van Veen]
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        KING CHARLES II. Typescript of an Unpublished School Play.

      1932 - Typescript comprising two sections: first, three pages of carbon copy with Orwell's autograph pencil side-notes recording sound effects, the name 'Geoffrey' written twice in red crayon; second, twelve roneograph pages with some pencil markings probably in the hand of one of the boy actors [Geoffrey Stevens], 15 pages, folio and 4to, spindle holes, some slight wear and creasing, marginal fraying at outer leaves, final leaf torn and reinforced; together with an original photograph of Orwell and his school at this time, mounted and labelled.Provenance: Geoffrey Stevens; sold Sothebys, London Dec. 15th 1988; Private Collection. This short historical play, which is written partly in blank verse, was composed by the twenty-nine-year-old Eric Blair when he was headmaster at the Hawthorns High School for Boys in Hayes, Middlesex, a small private school having little more than a dozen pupils (as the accompanying photograph shows). It was performed as the school's Christmas play at St Mary's Church Hall in Hayes in 1932. This was in a period when Orwell had finished Down and Out in Paris and London (or Days in London and Paris, as it was originally titled) and was looking for a publisher. He was working on Burmese Days and had only sought the job at Hawthorns because he needed an income. Fed up with his job and his lack of disposable income, he then spent the best part of a term writing and rehearsing a school play for the boys to perform. With dramatic speeches, noisy altercations involving stocks and pikes, unlikely coincidences and some very theatrical dialogue, it is little wonder that Geoffrey Stevens, one of the boys who performed in the play, enjoyed the experience considerably more than Orwell himself, who referred to it in a letter to Eleanor Jacques on 19 October as 'a mucky play the boys are to act later'. By 18 November he could record: 'I have had to write & produce a play- am now in the throes of rehearsing it- & what is worst of all, have had to make most of the suits of armour etc. for the boys to act it. For the last few weeks I have been suffering untold agonies with glue & brown paper etc.' (Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters, 1968, I, 102-105). Geoffrey Stevens, whose copy this is, remembers the undertaking more fondly: 'The performance lasted only half an hour, but we spent hours in preparation, finding props, constructing the scenery etc., all of which he [Orwell] supervised closely. It was ambitious. He arranged for plywood doors on either side to have saw cuts made in them so that Cromwell's men could break them open with their pikes. It worked perfectly and made a great crashing noise coming down.' (Orwell, The Authorised Biography, Michael Shelden, 1991, p172.)Orwell was seldom pleased with his work and destroyed the majority of his manuscripts. King Charles II, while it lacks some of the literary merits of his published work, has pastiche, humour and a political message. Aside from Nineteen Eighty-Four, less than half of which survives, this would appear to be the only Orwell typescript in existence. It remains unpublished, and this is the sole known copy. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Six Novels by Thomas Gwynn Jones

      37 - Wrecsam [Wrexham] - Hughes a'i Fab, 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Six attractively bound novels from Welsh author Thomas Gwynn Jones. Containing Dyddgwaith (1937), Beirniadaeth a Myfyrdod (1935), Cymeriadau (1933), Manion (1932) , Astudiaethau (1936) and Caniadau (1934). Professor Thomas Gwynn Jones (10 October 1871 7 March 1949), more widely known as T. Gwynn Jones, was a leading Welsh poet, scholar, literary critic, novelist, translator, and journalist who did important work in Welsh literature, Welsh education, and the study of Welsh folk tales in the first half of the twentieth century. He was also an accomplished translator into Welsh of works from English, German, Greek, and Irish. With seven plates to Cymeriadau. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe (binder's stamp to front pastedown). In Welsh. Complete in six volumes. Condition: Ingreen morocco bindings with gilt detailing. Externally very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean, with just some light marginal browning. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        THE BOOK-BAG

      1932. [1 of 725 signed copies] Florence: G. Orioli, 1932. Original light blue boards with cream cloth spine, with dust jacket. First Separate Edition, issued as No. 9 in Orioli's "Lungarno Series," limited to 725 numbered copies signed by Maugham (this copy un-numbered). ~This tale has a strange history. Maugham had submitted it to Cosmopolitan years earlier, but its editor Ray Long rejected it because he feared readers would be offended by the subject matter (incest between British adult brother and sister in Malaya; the ending is vaguely reminiscent of Conrad's "Oh the horror!" in "Heart of Darkness"). In 1932, Long decided to publish an anthology of the twenty best stories he had published in Cosmopolitan, and decided (with Maugham's acquiescence) to include "The Book-Bag." Three months after Long's anthology, Orioli's Florence edition came out. (Toole Stott points out that ultimately, Ray Long indirectly lost his life due to Maugham: after reading The Moon and Sixpence Long decided that he too would become an artist in the South Pacific, left his career (in his fifties) to do just that, and subsequently committed suicide there when he realized he had no talent.)~This is a fine copy, unusually clean, with the leaves still unopened; the dust jacket is just about fine as well (one third-inch closed tear). Toole Stott A43b.

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        THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE And Other Tales of Horror

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap. N.D.. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust jacket. First Edition of the photoplay edition. No date, circa 1932. Ilustrated with scenes from the Universal film, which starred, inevitably, Bela Lugosi. This is the best example of this volume we have ever seen. No owner names or markings. A very clean tight copy. Rare. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages .

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        Oxford's College Gardens

      Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London 1932 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. Packed weight = 01.25 kg. Scarce first edition. 24 colour plates in lovely bright condition. Bright clean pastedowns. No inscriptions. Slight foxing on endpapers and ocassional foxing internally. Fold to bottom of page 65 but with no loss. Blind stamped front board. Spine with very bright gold lettering. Sound binding. Blue cloth light in colour. Other copies appear to be a darker richer blue. Cloth a bit bubbly but no splits or tears. This is the only reason this book is not in our very good category. 193 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BIANCOLIBRARY]
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        An Autobiography

      London: Longmans, Green & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1932. Stated First Edition. First Edition. Hard Cover. Pubisher's full black cloth with embossed gilt design with a small red square on the front cover, gilt lettering on spine, topstain red. Illustrated with 20 pages of b&w photographs. . Head and heel of spine have light rubbing, gilt lettering on spine is faded, a few very small droplet marks on top edge and rear cover, former owner's gift inscription, in pencil, on front endpaper, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . B&W Photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 371, (20) pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        Laughter in hell

      Albert & Charles Boni, 1932. First Edition, 1st Printing. Hardback.. Very good condition./Chipped dust jacket in mylar cover.. Jacket has chipping at spine ends and corners and a few closed tears. Price clipped. Spine leans a bit.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
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        Inscribed portrait photograph

      New York: Lumiere,, c. 1932. Photographic print (173 × 223 mm). Mounted, glazed, and framed. Excellent condition. Photographic portrait of violinist Yehudi Menuhin aged about 15, inscribed, "April 1932. With best greetings to William E. Chamberlain, Yehudi Menuhin". Menuhin, widely considered the greatest violinist of the 20th century, was born in New York in 1916 and fell in love with the sound of the violin when he was taken to a concerts as a toddler. He started lessons at age five, and in 1923 began studying with Louis Persinger, the leader of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Menuhin had his first full-length recital before the age of nine and by the time this photo was taken he was already becoming famous: he had studied and performed internationally with the best musicians in the world, and had been given a $60,000 Stradivarius by Henry Goldman. An evocative portrait of a serious young man on the cusp of greatness.

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      - (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. London: Harrap (1932). 4to (8 1/2 x 10 1/2"), publisher's special full green morocco with triple gilt fillet border and pictorial gold design on front cover after Rackham. Spine slightly toned else Fine. ONE OF ONLY 25 COPIES OF A TOTAL LIMITED EDITION OF 525 COPIES (OF WHICH 500 WERE FOR SALE). THIS MARKED PRESENTATION IN RACKHAM'S HAND AND SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with 12 beautiful color plates, pictorial endpapers and 59 wonderful black and whites. This copy has an ORIGINAL DRAWING BY RACKHAM, SIGNED AND DATED BY HIM ON AN INTEGRAL BLANK. TITLED "THE UGLY DUCKLING" (in Rackham's hand) this is a charming drawing of Mother and Father Duck with 3 baby ducklings between them - the Ugly duckling stands alone. This is an exceptional copy of a truly special book. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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