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        Thoughts and Adventures

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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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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.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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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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        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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        Naval History Society: 13 Volumes Published Between 1911-1932. A Complete Set.

      New York , 1911-1932. - . . Each volue in original publisherÕs gray boards with gilt logo on front board; parchment spines and corners. First editions. . A handsome set with 8 vols. in the original matching boxes and most with an original prospectus laid in. Very unusual to find a complete set especially with the majority of volumes in collectorsÕ condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J Hanrahan, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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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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      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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      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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      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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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