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        Law Triumphant Containing the Opeing of the Book of Law [Violet Oakley Folio, Full Leather, Ltd. Signed]

      Privately Printed by Violet Oakley Philadelphia: Privately Printed by Violet Oakley, 1932. First edition. Huge folio, 16 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, full red-brown leather, blindstamped and lettered in bright gold on cover, by Alfred Smith and Company (Philadelphia) with two metal closing clasps. Contains, as printed, on bound volume with buckram spine, thick card boards containing limitation page (Limited to 300 Numbered and Signed Copies (by Violet Oakley) of which this is No.87), pp1-104; and the Conclusion containing subcriber's list, biographical notices, list of exhibition, pp105-113. And the second is a stiff card printed folder titled Law Triumphant, Plates, with four separate fascicules, each printed in red on cover and containing 71 collotype plates in full color and tinted color, printed by the House of Max Jaffe of Vienna. Entire work printed on handmade paper on San Marco paper. The metal clasps are copper-gilt and made by Douglas Gilcrhist. A Original protective sheet covering inside contacts. Inside of leather covers is bright gold paper lining. A superb copy with marginal wear to fragile leather biinding, contents pristine and virtually unopened and unused.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books ]
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        Contes et nouvelles de la reine de Navarre (4 volumes)

      Javal et Bourdeaux 1932 - 4 volumes grand in-8 (20x26.5 cm), reliures pleine peau de l'éditeur estampées à froid, couvertures conservées, les ornements typographiques, bandeaux, lettrines, culs-de-lampe et vignettes ont été gravées sur bois par Robert Dill, préface de Maurice Donnay, texte établi par Henri Clouzot, cet ouvrage contient 64 compositions pleine page en couleurs de Hérouard, reproduites en fac-similé d'originaux par Daniel Jacomet et Cie, un des 1000 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin du Marais (n°1395) ; coiffes, dos et coins légèrement frottés (surtout sur le volume IV), intérieur très frais, bel exemplaire. Hérouard [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Bearings in English Poetry

      Chatto & Windus, London 1932 - Hardcover. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very slight lean to spine. Spine faded, extremities rubbed, head and tail of spine creased. Endpapers discolored, previous owner's bookplate on paste-down endpaper. Inscribed by Author on paste-down endpaper. Author's First Book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Booked Up, Inc.]
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        Photographic portrait

      Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles: Aaron Tycko, [1932]. Original photograph (185 × 238 mm), signed by the photographer on the print. Silver gelatin print on linen-textured paper. Mounted. Photographer's stamps to mount. Excellent condition. Original photographic print of Einstein taken during his visit to California in December 1932 and the early months of 1933. Inscribed by Einstein on the mount, "Der getreuen Helferin Harriet Hamilton zum Andenken [To my faithful helper Harriet Hamilton as a souvenir]", and also signed by the photographer in the lower right corner of the print. According to the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the recipient, Harriet F. Hamilton, was a German-speaking secretary who lived in Pasadena and may have worked at CalTech. During Einstein's visit to CalTech in the early months of 1933 she typed some letters for the physicist and his wife, and the Einstein Archive holds one letter on which her signature appears. This photograph was one of several taken by Aaron Tycko, who had a studio in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, but may have photographed Einstein at CalTech.

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        Medieval embroideries and textiles in Sweden

      Uppsala and Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksells boktryckeri. Very Good-; 12.5 x 17 two volume Hardback in slipcase in Very Good . condition. 1932. Illustrated by 220 plates; Published 1928-29 as: Medeltida vävnader ock broderier I Sverige. Swedish text revised and shortened by Lindblom for English translation. Chapter II on double-weavings by Vivi Sylwan. In-text illustrations in volume 1 are line-blocks and gravures, with 4 mounted color relief half-tones; plates in v. 2 are collotypes and mounted color relief half-tones. From an edition of 100 numbered copies with 7 unnumbered, not for sale. Bound in buckram, leather spine labels in gilt. Slipcase. With cancelled bookplates of Royal Society of Arts Library. Volume I (text) is missing the front free end paper.; 23; 55 pp.; [7] pp. .

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        Decimo Annuale Milizia Ferroviaria

      Subject: (Fascismo). Roma, 1932, folio, stupenda cop. ill. a col. pp. 48 complet. ill. e con una tav. futurista a col. f.t. (di Pippi Starace)

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        La esplorazione dello Uabi-Uebi Scebeli dalle sue sorgenti nella Etiopia meridionale alla Somalia Italiana (1928-29).

      Subject: (Viaggi - Africa - Esplorazioni). Milano, Mondadori, 1932, 8vo legatura originale tutta tela blu con titoli e immagine in oro al piatto anteriore, pp. XXVII-515 con tavole f.t. Completo delle tre carte in fine, stampate su due fogli, in busta a parte. Edizione di 1500 copie : n 1227

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        Confessions of An English Opium Eater

      Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Company, 1932. Hardcover. Laurence Chaves. 228pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/2 blue cloth over tan boards. Very good/Very good. Jacket lightly rubbed at extremities and nicked at corners. Backstrip is rubbed and cloth is rubbed at corners. An illustrated edition with artwork by Laurence Chaves and a surrealistic Dali-esque dust jacket by Corydon Bell.& & This book is a childhood volume belonging the late author, Edward Abbey. He has signed the book in a large childish block lettering "Edward Abbey/Home, Pa." Although undated, judging from the 1932 publication date of the book, and the young author's handwriting, it is likely he was perhaps 10-12 years old at the time. It is highly unlikely as precocious as he was, that the author, born in 1927, was reading DeQuincy at age five. But the volume is clearly indicative of a young inquiring mind and speaks volumes about the author's interests and intellect. This is the first book from Abbey's early childhood that we have ever handled.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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      Manuscrits - RO20068138: 3 chemises, contenant de très nombreux documents sur Kathleen Coyle, exclusifs et uniques: plus d'une cinquantaine de lettres personnelles, dactylographiées et manuscrites, signées de l'écrivain, adressées à une amie, A.Morice-Kerné, (qui traduisait ses ouvrages en français) et datées entre 1932 et 1937, dont certaines avec affranchissement, la plupart en anglais. + feuillets de "Le coq Blano", en français + Deux ouvrages de Kathleen Coyle: "Morning comes early", broché de 1934, édité chez The Albatross, avec jaquette . "There is a door", relié de 1931, chez Edward W.Titus, édition originale, dédicacé par Coyle . "A flock of birds", édition originale Tauchnitz de mai 1930, "Immortal ease", édition de 1939 chez Victor Gollancz, Une photo, probablement de la famille Coyle, en noir et blanc, datée de 1886 + divers documents: photocopies de coupures de journaux, photos, articles, cartes postales de l'Ile aux moines (d'où Coyle avait écrit son roman "Comme un vol d'oiseau'". Documents exclusifs ! Rassemblés par Yves Morice, qui avait réalisé une thèse sur Kathleen Coyle, grâce notamment aux documents de A.Morice-kerné, traductrice de l'écrivain. In-4 En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 91-Manuscrits. La librairie Le-livre offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1499 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lodovico Belgiojoso architetto 1909-2004. La ricerca di un'Italia «altra»

      Skira 2013 Il volume raccoglie i contributi di docenti e studiosi intervenuti al convegno dedicato al centenario della nascita di Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso con lo scopo di rileggere l'apporto personale dell'architetto in seno alla produzione complessiva dello Studio BBPR fondato a Milano nel 1932, le cui realizzazioni hanno inciso profondamente sulla produzione architettonica italiana distinguendosi per una continua ricerca nei principi della tradizione e dell'innovazione, nel rispetto del passato e in un rinnovato entusiasmo per il futuro. Per quanto la figura di ogni membro del Gruppo BBPR non possa essere disgiunta dal lavoro e dai risultati dello Studio, il volume intende mettere in rilievo il personale impegno civile e politico di Belgiojoso "volto alla ricerca di un Italia 'altra' dove l'esistenza si scontra con le dubbie verità del Paese tradizionalista e lassista"; il coinvolgimento negli anni della Resistenza, a cuiseguirà la deportazione in Germania documentata in una toccante raccolta di scritti e disegni; il contributo nell'ambito dell'attività professionale contrassegnato da un instancabile interesse per un'architettura come costruzione e la continua elaborazione culturale operata attraverso un reciproco confronto tra i membri del Gruppo, contribuendo nella trasformazione dello Studio in un "laboratorio culturale di grande attualità". Brossura, volume in Italiano.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        Black Mischief.

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1932 - Large octavo. Original purple cloth, device to upper board and titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. A stunning copy in the dust jacket. Illustrated by the author. First edition, first impreesion, large paper issue. One of just 250 numbered copies with extra illustrations by Waugh and signed by him. The best copy we have handled.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The History of the Russian Revolution

      London: Victor Gollancz,, 1932. The Overthrow of Czarism; The Attempted Counter-Revolution; The Triumph of the Soviets. Translated from the Russian by Max Eastman. 3 volumes, large octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Lower corners of volume II bumped, a little faint spotting to edges of text blocks, partial toning to endpapers. An excellent, fresh set in the dust jackets that are toned along the spines and edges. First English language editions, first impressions, originally published in Russian in 1930. A beautiful set, rare in the dust jackets, especially in such excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pictorial California and the Pacific

      Eugene Swarzwald Los Angeles: Eugene Swarzwald, 1931-1932. Hardcover. g. Folio. 20 issues: January-December 1931, January-July, October -November 1932. Approximately 30 pages per issue. Profusely illustrated with sepia-tone photographs. Beautiful pictorial magazines of California and other areas of the Pacific (Oregon, Mexico, etc.), edited and pubished by Vivian Swarzwald. Features include deserts, mountains, sea, wildlife, parks, museums, major cities, missions, homes, railroads, etc. from the early 1930's. Some issues include Australia, Asia and other foreign lands. Ads for hotels at rear. The October 1932 issue features the Olympics of that year. The binding is worn with the leather rubbed or worn off at the edges with some splitting and fraying at tops and bottoms of spine. Some issues show slight wear and tiny tears, mostly to the first and last couple of pages at the bound edges near the hole punches. The magazine is housed in a brown leather binder with decorative stamping and gilt title on cover.Overall good to very good condition

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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      1932 - Obra completa. 9 tomos, 700 páginas de media por tomo, editados correlativamente entre 1932 y 1965. Muy dificil de reunir completa.Los 5 tomos de la primera serie encuadernados en piel valenciana, los 4 de la segunda serie en holandesa época .Todos los libros editados en esa época con sus precios, descrita por autores .Obra fundamental para consulta [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libros Madrid]
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        Thoughts and Adventures

      Thornton Butterworth, London, 1932 - A collection of essays and articles ( but not speeches) published 1932. Contains 23 essays on diverse subjects ranging from Churchill?s career, to war, to politics, and some musings on the future. 320 pages, frontis portrait of Churchill at his easel. Firsts normally are bound in olive cloth, but a variant is known with dark green cloth, as used on later impressions. See Cohen A95.1.b. Here is a first in dark green in stunning condition. Cloth clean and unworn. gilt bright, spine nicely rounded. Contents crisp and unfoxed. Even the endpapers are free of browning. Dustwrapper is complete, no tears or losses, mild toning on spine. (A39a). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Division Bell Mystery

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 39-41 Parker Street, Kingsway, London First Edition 1932. London 1932. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the yellow spine block, yellow block Harrap illustration to the bottom of the spine, yellow triangles to front cover corners. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 284 printed pages of text. Minimal marking to the black of the cover, spine ends lightly frayed, torn and softened, corners turned and rubbed, age darkening to the closed page edges, 12 mm hole to the top of the front free end paper and half title page, light foxing to the first and last few pages, thumb nail piece of paper missing to the margin of page 31-32 and in near Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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      Santiago de Cuba, (1932). A unique album of 19 leaves of heavy black stock (7 x 5 1/2 inches) with 67 mounted b&w silver photographs of varying sizes (1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches - 3 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches), all captioned in white ink. The album is titled and decorated in gilt on the upper cover "PHOTOGRAPHS: SOUVENIR OF SANTIAGO, CUBA., and tied with cloth lace. Very good. An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude struck the city of Santiago de Cuba at dawn on 3 February, 1932. Over half the buildings were destroyed or damaged, and reports of the deaths range to 1500. These photographs show the destruction to the commercial and residential buildings and the Cathedral, and the tents set up as temporary shelters. A few of the photographs were made by local commercial photographers just after the quake, and the remainder within days. All captions in Spanish.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Hardcover. Slight rubbing to the spine and corners with a small strip of leather peeled off on the rear cover. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase specially made for this copy by the publisher. Miguel Covarrubias. Small folio (8-1/2" x 13") bound in full blind-stamped brown leather. Illustrated with beautiful line drawings and full-page color plates by Miguel Covarrubias. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies. Laid in is the proof of one of the pages with a penciled comment in the upper corner in an unidentified hand about the page's appearance. The first African novel to portray Black Africans as they are and not as white men in blackface.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A History Of Royal Arch Masonry In The State Of Missouri

      Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, State Of Missouri, 1932 Two Volume Set Bound In Burgundy Leather With Gilt Lettering On The Spine. Volume One Has Light Edge Wear Mostly On The Lower Front Board Edge. Volume Two Has Wear At The Spine Folds. No Ownership Information Present.

      [Bookseller: Granada Bookstore]
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        Complete Album Test Cricket Heroes - Sunday Sun (Australia) 1932 Bradman, McCabe, O'Reily, Hammond, Ames, Wyatt

      Sydney Australia: Sun Newspapers, c1932. Staplebound Wraps. Very Good. Proudlock. Newspaper issued trade card album containing 32 cut-out & pasted \'cards\' of Australian and English cricketers from 1932 era. All 32 players included - Bradman, McCabe, O\"Reilly, Oldfield, Grimmett, Fingleton, Brown, Darling etc. English - Allen, Wyatt, Hammond, Leyland, Verity etc. All cards neatly cut and undamaged - good colour. Cover has small spots & handling marks. Album size Height 11cm x width 14cm. Cards 5.5cm x 4cms. Bridges Cricket catalogue lists each card as extremely rare 10/10 scale.

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        A Little Boy Was Drawing

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. The first book from the author of the Caldecott Medal winner for "White Snow, Bright Snow" and the creator of the popular Veronica series. An about very good copy in patterned cloth boards with printed label affixed to the front board with a tide mark from a cup to the label and some very slight fraying to the bottom of the spine but internally a very clean and bright copy. No dust jacket. A nice copy of a scarce book in any condition.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        TENNIS ORIGINS AND MYSTERIES with an Historical Bibliography

      New York:: Derrydale Press,, 1932. First Edition. Near Fine. LIMITED EDITION OF 450 COPIES on Van Gelder handmade paper. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "To a Modern Tennis Player" without personalization BY MERVYN GRIFFIN, Sr. Near Fine hardback First Edition First Printing in the original brown cloth backed paper covered boards with gilt lettering cover and original tipped on label spine. Partially uncut. Mild sun spine. 8vo. 257 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      Berkeley Heights, N. J. ; Oriole Press. 1932. Original cloth. 8vo. 42 pages. 20 cm. First appearance. Limited edition. Number 40. Inscribed by Anarchist publisher Joseph Ishill (owner of the Oriole Press) , in 1934, to fellow anarchist Dr. Bertha F. Johnson (woman physician, friend of Emma Goldman) . "Published privately by the Oriole Press". "Edition limited to two-hundred copies of which fifty are printed on Nuremberg deckle-edge paper for private distribution with the compliments of the publisher" (this is nr 40 of the 50 special copies) . “Printed for the first time from an unpublished Ms. ” Garamond and Cochin types; printed in black and orange; 50 copies on Nuremberg mould- made; boards with buckram spine. In this essay, Emma Goldman portrays her contemporary and comrade Voltairine de Cleyre as a determined fighter who, following a brief flirtation with socialism, embraced anarchism as a result of the Haymarket Tragedy. De Cleyre, a native of Michigan, studied at the Convent of Our Lady of Lake Huron in Sarnia, Ontario. Sent there by her father against her own wishes and those of her mother, she developed a headstrong personality, going so far as to attempt an escape from the convent. Following her embrace of anarchism, Goldman tells us, "de Cleyre used her powerful pen and her great mastery of speech in behalf of the ideal which had come to mean to her the only raison d'être of her life. " The publisher Joseph Ishill (1888-1966) “emigrated to the United States in 1909 and settled in New York City. Having been apprenticed in a print shop in Rumania, he found work as a typesetter in the city. An anarchist by the time he came to the U. S. , Ishill soon began attending the lectures of Emma Goldman and other notable radicals. He was a frequent visitor to the Ferrer Center in New York, and when a Ferrer Colony was founded in Stelton, N. J. In 1915, Ishill was one of the original members. Ishill began helping print the Colony's magazine, The Modern School, and a year later he published Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol. From the publication of that book in 1916 until his death fifty years later, Ishill published more than 200 books and pamphlets, all of them typeset and printed by hand. In spite of toiling in relative obscurity he has been lauded both by radicals, who recognize him for his efforts in publishing radical materials, and by fine press enthusiasts, who consider him to be one of the finest American printers and typographers of the twentieth century. ” (Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan) . Subjects: Women anarchists - United States - Biography. Feminists - United States - Biography. De Cleyre, Voltairine, 1866-1912. Anarchists – Fine Press editions. OCLC lists 12 copies. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (KH-1-14) .

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        BRAVE NEW WORLD. A Novel

      Chatto & Windus, 1932-01-01. First British Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. First Edition, First Printing of the original British edition, which precedes the American edition and all others. In Very Good condition. Clean text. Age toned pages. Binding lightly shake. Boards show rubbing, light edge wear, spotting to spine and a few spots to the boards as well. A nice copy overall, presents well.

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        The Cryptogram

      Various The Cryptogram. 236 issues (digest size) beginning June 1932 and ending with Vol. 48 No. 3, 1982. 25 issues (1932-1940) are in white wraps and in least very good condition. There were no issues in 1941, 1942. There are 14 issues (1943-1945), Vol 12, No.5-Vol 14, No.6; these are mixed, some in white wraps only, others in original manilla envelopes. 85 issues (1946-1979), Vols 15-45, complete in original envelopes. 12 issues (1980-1982), Vols 46-48, incomplete in envelopes. An added bonus: miscellaneous ephemera--a memorial obituary, 1939; directories for 1947 and 1950; a Christmas card booklet, 1954. All very good or better. Enough codes and ciphers to keep you puzzled for a long time!. Original Wraps.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        Stockton, Manitoba [Original Wood Engraving]

      Stockton, Manitoba - 1932, 1st edition, 45/50. () Fine. 9.5 X 18 CM (3.75 X 7 inches) original black ink wood engraving 45 / 50 on special thin off-white paper. A finer print than the later edition. In 2.5 CM (1 inch) brushed silver metal conservation frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting with Tru Vue UV protectant conservation glass. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp black image. Frame measures 35.5 X 42 CM (14 X 16.5 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. A pencil notation of the title is below the image to the left and across from this, to the bottom right of the image, is Phillips' signature (also in pencil). With provenance at back. Boulet MBL186. For a reproduction of the book see page 230 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist. A second edition was printed in 1956. A strong image with bold lines, beautiful detail and interesting contrast between shadow and light. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 ? July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La cucina futurista.

      Sonzogno (Stab. Matarelli) s.d. [1932] Edizione originale, tiratura in 6000 esemplari numerati a stampa in frontespizio (ns. es. n. 92). Nelle 2 carte patinate f.t. tra p. 112 e 113 riproduzioni fotografie di: plastico di Guido Fiorini per ristorante futurista; cuochi futuristi della Taverna Santopalato; due pannelli decorativi di Enrico Prampolini. Cfr. Cammarota, Futurismo, 162; Lista, Futurismo e fotografia, p. 198. in 16° pp. 268 [4] ill., 2 carte patinate.

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        Prices and production, (Studies in economics and political science ... no. 107 in the series of monographs by writers connected with the London School of Economics and Political Science)

      G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1932-01-01. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1932: First Edition, Second Printing, as stated on the copyright page. In About Very Good condition, with clean pages, sound binding and light wear and rubbing to the cloth. The pages are lightly age toned. The front paste down and front free end paper have various markings and some foxing, as shown in an image posted above. Corners and spine ends are lightly worn. Rare, early printing.

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        Zimmerische Chronik [in vier Bänden] Urkundlich berichtet von Graf Froben Christof von Zimmern +1567 und seinem Schreiber Johannes Müller +1600. Nach der von Karl Barack besorgten zweiten Ausgabe [von 1882] neu herausgegeben von Paul Herrmann.

      Meersburg-Leipzig, F.W. Hendel Verlag, 1932. - 4 Bände in 4 (komplett). 4° (26x17), 631; 651; 634; 642 S., jeweils Frontispiz, prachtvolle allseitig einheitl geprägt OLdrbde, dreiseitiger FarbSchnitt, Titel von Band 1 etwas unfrisch, Vorsätze mit kleiner Radierspur, sonst schöne und gepflegte Exemplare, Exemplar Nr. 485.- Einband der Handbindeabteilung der Buchbinderei Sperling, Leipzig.-

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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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      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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      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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      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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