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        Light In August

      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the crown of the spine. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      Milwaukee: The Casanova Press,, 1932. And a Poem by Ernest M. Hemingway. Octavo. Original stiff yellow wrappers printed in red and black. Housed in the publisher's card slipcase. Tipped-in portrait frontispiece. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Just a little rubbed at extremities, spine toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, and one of a limited edition of 525 numbered copies. This volume contains five poems (The Faun, Dying Gladiator, Portrait, The Lilacs, and L'Apres-Midi dun Faune) and three short prose works (New Orleans, On Criticism, and Verse Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage), all of which had previously appeared in the New Orleans magazine The Double Dealer. The Hemingway poem appears on the back cover. A beautiful copy of this uncommon publication.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Theory of Electrons and Protons

      London: The Royal Society. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Dirac's electron "hole" theory; the foundation for his prediction of anti-matter. One troubling consequence of the famous Dirac relativistic wave equation was that it implied that electrons should exist in states of negative as well as positive energy. Therefore a Dirac electron with initially positive energy should fall indefinitely by spontaneous emission towards states of lower and lower energy. To avoid this Dirac postulated in "A Theory of Electrons and Protons" that the states of negative energy were normally filled up according to the exclusion principle. Holes in this "sea" would behave like positively-charged particles. Dirac initially believed that these holes could be identified with protons, but Hermann Weyl and others showed that they should have the same mass as the electron. The following year, in the introduction to another paper (on a different topic), Dirac conceded and called these holes 'anti-electrons'. The existence of this particle was demonstrated experimentally by Carl Anderson in 1932; he called it the 'positron'. Dirac shared the 1933 Noble Prize in Physics with Schrodinger for "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory". Particle Physics: One Hundred Years of Discoveries: "Introduction of the negative energy electron sea with holes treated as positive electrons". IN: Proceedings of the Royal Society, A126, Vol. 126, pp.360-65. London: The Royal Society, 1930. Octavo, original wrappers; custom box. Toning to wrappers, otherwise fine. Scarce in original wrappers.

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        Rabbit, Run

      Alfred A. Knopf This is the first book in the Rabbit Angstrom saga which made Updike (1932-2009) famous. Stated first edition with no additional printing listed. light blue paper boards bound at spine with green cloth; silver lettering on front board and spine. Binding tight and square, clean and bright with no marking inside or out. Only problem is a slight sunning at the edges of the front board. Unclipped ($4.00) dust jacket is worn at top and bottom of spine and has a minor tear at top of front board area; surprisingly preserved for its age. Repairs and restorations have been made. 307 pages

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        Huxley, Aldous. T.H. HUXLEY AS A MAN OF LETTERS. Family Copy

      London: Macmillan, 1932 Imperial College of Science and Technology, Huxley Memorial Lecture. First and only edition. 8vo., 28pp. Printed wrappers. A very good or better example showing light use. This is a unique copy of a scarce work. Julian Huxley's copy with his signature at the head of the front cover. Also signed on page 1 by the author Aldous Huxley - who published Brave New World the same year. Huxley [Julian] came from the distinguished Huxley family. His brother was the writer Aldous Huxley, and half-brother a fellow biologist and Nobel laureate, Andrew Huxley; his father was writer and editor Leonard Huxley; and his paternal grandfather, the subject of this lecture, was biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, famous as a friend and supporter of Charles Darwin and proponent of evolution. His maternal grandfather was the academic Tom Arnold, and great-grandfather Thomas Arnold of Rugby School.' 'Thomas Henry Huxley PC, FRS (4 May 1825 Ealing, London - 29 June 1895 Eastbourne, Sussex) was an English biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Huxley's famous 1860 debate with the Lord Bishop of Oxford Samuel Wilberforce was a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution, and in his own career. Wilberforce was coached by Richard Owen, against whom Huxley also debated on whether man was closely related to apes. Huxley was slow to accept some of Darwin's ideas, such as gradualism, and was undecided about natural selection, but despite this he was wholehearted in his public support of Darwin. He was instrumental in developing scientific education in Britain, and fought against the more extreme versions of religious tradition. Huxley coined the term 'agnostic' to describe his own views on religion, a term whose use has continued to the present day, and which throws light on his demanding criteria for proof in science. Huxley had little schooling, and taught himself almost everything he knew. Remarkably, he became perhaps the finest comparative anatomist of the second half of the nineteenth century. He worked first on invertebrates, clarifying the relationships between groups that were previously little understood. Later, he worked more on vertebrates, especially on the relationship between man and the apes. Another of his important conclusions was that birds evolved from dinosaurs, namely, small carnivorous theropods. This view is widely held today. The tendency has been for this fine anatomical work to be overshadowed by his energetic controversial activity in favour of evolution, and by his extensive public work on scientific education, both of which had significant effect on society in Britain and elsewhere. His most famous descendents are the third generation offspring of Leonard Huxley: 'Sir Julian Sorell Huxley, grandson, FRS (June 22, 1887 - February 14, 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist, author, humanist and internationalist, known for his popularizations of science in books and lectures. He was the first director of UNESCO, founding member of the World Wildlife Fund, and was knighted in 1958. His work in zoology was broader even than his grandfather: it included ethology and wildlife conservation, genetics and development as well as evolution. His two sons were both scientists of note: Anthony Julian Huxley, a botanist, and Francis Huxley, an anthropologist. Sir Andrew Huxley OM FRS, grandson (b 1917, son of Leonard Huxley and Rosalind Bruce) won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1963 jointly for work on nerve impulses. Andrew is the second Huxley to become President of the Royal Society (1980-85).' 'Aldous Leonard Huxley, grandson (July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays. . . Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life Huxley was considered, in some academic circles, a leader of modern thought and an intellectual of the highest rank. Authored (Chrome Yellow 1921, Eyeless in Gaza 1936, Ape and Essence 1948, The Doors of Perception 1954, etc). A widespread fear of Americanization had already existed in Europe since the mid-nineteenth century and Brave New World (1932) can be read as Huxley's support of it. His novel - along with Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, helped form the anti-utopian or dystopian tradition in literature and has become synonymous with a nightmarish future world in which the human spirit is subject to conditioning and control.' (All refs: Wikipedia). Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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      Roma Cecchini 1932 4° grande Pagine 596 + XXXI tavole di monete fuori testo. Ottima legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone editoriale di lusso. Titolo e fregi in oro su tasselli. Nervi. Piccole spellature. Piatti in tela marrone con angoli. Ottimo esemplare. Opera assai ricercata e non comune. Edizione originale di questo ""corpus"" sulle monete d'Italia di straordinaria importanza, tuttora insuperato ed insostituibile; volume accuratamente impresso su carta forte, corredato di tavole di monete nitidamente riprodotte, in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Bresdin to Redon, Six Letters 1870 to 1881 [with 1/100 Etched Plates Signed By Leonard Baskin]

      (Np. 1932): The Gehenna Press, 1969. Limited to four hundred copies printed on Japanese paper. A double portrait of Bresdin and Redon, etched by Leonard Baskin. The first hundred copies, specially bound, have an additional impression of the etching signed by the artist Leonard Baskin. The present copy is not numbered but the etching is numbered 89/100. The pressman was Harold P. McGrath. The text is a chapter from Lettres de Gauguin, Gide, Huysmans, Jammes, Mallarme, Verbaeren....a Odilon Redon, Presentees Par Ari Redon...textes et notes p par Roseline Bacon, published by Librairie Jose Corti, Paris, 1960. Handsomely bound in full light brown morocco lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine lettering gilt. A fine, bright copy.. Limited Edition. Tall Octavo.

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        Le service des vins doit être une symphonie

      Paris: Éstablissments Nicolas., 1932,. (The service of wines ought to be a symphonie) Size: 260 x 425 mm. Framed size: 570 x 415 mm Lithograph. Very good condition. This print is one of a set of significant promotional publications for the wine merchant, Nicolas entitled Blanc et Rouge. It is fine example of the work of renowned graphic artist Paul Iribe.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little faded, a little light spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket that is only very lightly rubbed along the edges. First edition, first impression, trade issue. One of modern literature's most appealing books, a seminal work of fiction and a triumph of book design. A stunning copy, uncommon in such lovely condition.

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        Brave new World. A novel.

      1st edition. London: Chatto & Windus 1932. (6) + 306 + (2) pp. Publisher's blue cloth. Name on flyleaf. Lacking dustjacket. Lower spine slightly bumped

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        Théorie Des Opérations (Operations) Linéaires (Lineaires). Monografje Matematyczne Tom I

      Warszawa. Warszawa: Z Subwencji Funduszu Kultury Narodowej. Very Good. 1932. First Edition. Paperback. Original blue wrappers are sunned at extremities and spine, dented and creased along the edges where the wrappers overlap the text block. The contents are excellent: former owner name on dedication page, pages very slightly yellowed, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Stefan Banach is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century, and his name is attached to several mathematical concepts, including Banach algebra, Banach manifold, Banach spaces, Banach bundle, Banach limit, Banach's matchbox problem, and Banach measure, among others. This book is his greatest achievement, as it established the foundation for complete normed vector space and contributed significantly to the development of functional analysis. A handsome copy of a classic work. First edition, in original wraps. Text is in French. . Monografje Matematyczne Series. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 254 pages. I1 .

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        Memorials of the discovery and early settlement of the Bermudas or Somers Islands

      Bermuda Government Library, 1932 - 2 vols. xxxvi + 772pp + xix + 760pp + plates and folding maps. Light toning to half titles and title pages. Very minor tone spotting to page edges only otherwise clean in original green decorated cloth, slightly shaken. Overall a fine copy of this important work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Olympischen Spiele in Los Angeles 1932. Diese Chronik der X. Olympischen Spiele .

      1932 1932 - Hamburg-Bahrenfeld: H.F. & Ph. F. Reemtsma, 1932. 4to. (144pp.). With 10 full-page b/w illusts., 76 orig. col. photographs tipped-in, 120 orig. b/w photographs tipped-in, and fold. chart. (Issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst).

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        Light in August

      Harrison Smith & Robert Haas 1932 - First Edition, First Printing. A stunning dustjacket that is rich in color with NO fading. This original First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price present on the front flap with only slight wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESPADAS COMO LABIOS. Primera edición

      - Madrid, Espasa Calpe, 1932, 8º cartoné, 106 págs. (No conserva las cubiertas. Firma en portada)

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        An Introduction to Robinson Jeffers. Thesis for the Doctorate of the University, Presented to the Faculty of Letters of Dijon (with Important Letter from the author)

      Dijon, France: Imprimerie Bernigaud & Privat, 1932. Octavo, xvii, [1], 248, [2] pp. Frontisportrait of Jeffers, folding map of Carmel Coast, genealogical table. Bibliography and Index. Buff-colored printed wrappers, lightly browed at spine. A fine copy in a very atractive dark blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Presentation copy, inscribed by Powell: "for Jean Armstrong this first issue of my first book with cordial good wishes. Lawrence Clark Powell. UCLA. February 18, 1853. Below is a later inscription by Powell: "and now re-inscribed for Wilbur Zink lo, these many years later. Lawrence Clark Powell, Tucson, February 19, 1993. Powell says: "I found a single remaining copy of the 1st issue, nicely preserved in a Robinson's hosiery box! And I'm glad to send it herewith to fill our your Powell-Jeffers collection! If I already sent you the enclosed pamphlet lecture, please return, as this is my penultimate copy. We had a wonderful visit!." Larry. First Edition,. Note: Jean Armstrong Corle was the wife of Edwin Corle (1906-1950), noted Western writer and author of Burro Alley, Fig Tree John, Mojave and Billy the Kid. The UCLA library has a large collection of his papers, including his correspondence with Powell. Wilbur Zink (1926-2010) was an avid collector of Western artifacts and writer of several Western books (see Ramon Adams, Six Guns). His collection of Jesse and Frank James material was perhaps the finest in private hands. He was a pallbearer at the re-internment of Jesse James in 1995 and was co-founder of he James-Younger Gang, and an honorary board member of the Friends of James Farm. At the time of his death, he was working on a book based upon a collection of Frank James letters that he had acquired. Powell's reference to this being the "1st issue" is apparently to differentiate it with the revised edition, published in 1934 by the Primavera Press in Los Angeles under the title: Robinson Jeffers: the Man and His Work. The present owner of this book knew Larry Powell and Wilbur Zink and was instrumental in their meeting in the early 1990's. According to bibliographer, Michael Bloomfield (who is writing a new bibliography on Jeffers) , there were 2 issues of the Dijon edition, the first consisting of the university and presentation copies differing only in the colors of their covers and the second being the trade issue. .

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        The Indifferent Ones

      E. P. Dutton and Co. New York (1932) - First Edition stated. Translated from the Italian by Aida Mastrangelo. Moravia's very scarce first novel. "The story of the moral disintegration of an Italian family. The mordant bitterness, cleverness and wit, and psychological penetration of this first novel by a young Italian author will remind American readers of Aldous Huxley and Richard Aldington." Very Good, mild cocking, spine modestly faded, in near Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping to spine ends and flap corners, modest shelf wear to edges, pink color at spine faded, few short closed tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tobacco Road (First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First Edition. First Edition. About Fine in a very bright, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket shows a touch of nicking at a few corners and a bit of the nearly inevitable toning to the spine panel. Basis for the 1941 film directed by John Ford, written for the screen by Nunnally Johnson, and starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews in the first of the several onscreen pairings. An exceptionally nice copy of a difficult title to find in collector's condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1932. Stated First Edition, November 1932 and 1932 printed on title page. VERY GOOD+ in FAIR, price intact dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and well-bound copy in unusually well-preserved black and silver cover. Dust jacket survives though spine is mostly perished. Pages are very good; light marginal toning but pages complete, no tears, creases or chips. All edges tinted black. Cloth hardcover with striking design of silver and black. Cover is clean, lightly rubbed along edges, corners and spine ends, slight fray to bottom of spine. Slight toning along spine and hinges, a few small brown specks to spine. Dust jacket is clean, 4.75 price intact on front flap but it is heavily edgeworn with significant chipping along the front top edge, half inch missing from most of top rear edge, spine mostly perished. Type on front panel is intact, flaps intact. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Boards straight and binding is firm, hinges intact, no cracks or splits. A generously illustrated "glimpse into the not far-distant future" by the designer of the 1939 New York World's Fair "Futurama." B&W photos, plans and drawings of Geddes' sleek and innovative creations. 8 x 10-1/2"; [xix] + 293 pages.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Partial. Small 4to.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan, UK 1932 - New Edition 1932. A new full leather bound edition with illustrations in colour and black and white by John Tenniel. Bound in full leather with elaborate tooling and gilt work. Page edges with gold gilt. Wonderful production quality. Book is very good++ and in very nice condition. Spine a little lightened. Contents very good Inscription and two bookplates tot he front endpaper. Includes the original slip case which is in well used and repaired condirion. More images can be atken upon request. Ref [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        The Purchase Price (Original poster)

      Burbank: Warner Brothers, 1932. American one sheet film poster for the 1932 film, "The Purchase Price," based on the novel, "The Mud Lark" by Arthur Stringer and starring Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent. City gal Barbara Stanwyck develops a distaste for her natural habitat, and rushes to the country and into the arms of the simple-but-wise George Brent. Barbara comes on too fast, offends George's simple sensibilities, and spends the rest of the film making up for it. A classic and somewhat unheralded film, one of William Wellman's best. Some modest professional restoration, otherwise Near Fine condition, on linen, rolled, 27 x 41 inches. A superb illustrated poster for one of the gems of Hollywood's pre-code era. Rare.

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        Babaouo [Inscribed by Dali]

      Paris: Editions des Cahiers Libres, 1932. Paperback. Very Good. First Edition. Number 420 of 600 numbered copies on velin Outheninchalandre, from total edition of 623. 58, [4]pp. Publisher's printed apple green wraps with onionskin jacket. Wrappers just lightly worn, but otherwise a near fine copy of this fragile production. This copy signed and inscribed on the half title by Dali to Gaston Bergeri [sic] [Bergery], French ambassador to Russia. "Babaouo" inscludes " A Shortened Critical History of Cinema" ["Abrege d'une Histoire Critique du Cinema"] and "William Tell, Portugese Ballet" [Guillaume Tell Ballet Portugais"]. Portions of of "Babaouo" and all of "Guillaume Tell" were included in Julien Levy's 1936 anthology "Surrealism".

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        Louder and Funnier.

      London: Faber & Faber, 1932 - Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in blue, red top-stain. With the Rex Whistler dust jacket. Bookplate. A few tiny spots to endpapers, cloth bright and fresh. An excellent copy in the the lightly rubbed jacket with a small chip and a closed tear along the spine fold and some nicks at the ends of the tanned spine panel. First edition, first impression, first issue binding. A collection of 19 humorous essays on all aspects of contemporary life, originally published in periodicals such as Vanity Fair. Uncommon in the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1932. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt on blue ground, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine tanned and a little rolled, boards lightly rubbed with a few small marks, tape residue to endpapers. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 324 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Brave New World

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1932. First American Edition. One of 250 copies numbered and signed by the author. Octavo (22cm); brown paper over boards, quarterbound in black cloth and stamped in gilt at the spine and front cover; top edge gilt; 311pp. Hint of a lean, with gilt at the top edge and spine panel slightly dulled, and some moderate, intermitent wear to the paper along the board edges resulting in some minor exposure. A clean, solid Very Good+ copy, lacking the original slipcase (as are nearly all copies) but with a later custom cloth slipcase included. Huxley's best-known work, a Connolly 100 title, and one of the 20th century's great dystopias.

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      1932. 1. (HELLE,ANDRE)illus. LES HISTOIRES DE PATACHOU par Tristan Dereme. Paris: Emile- Paul (1932). Large 4to (10 X 13"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slightest of cover rubbing else VG-Fine. A charming French picture book, this is illustrated by ANDRE HELLE with art deco style color illustrations on every page. THIS COPY HAS A LENGTHY INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR TRISTAN DEREME ON THE HALF-TITLE DATED 1932. Dereme was a French poet and author whose real name was Philippe Huc. Tristan Dereme was a pseudonym he adopted in 1908. This is a great copy of a scarce Helle title.

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        The Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach commonly called Ecclesiasticus

      Chelsea: Ashendene Press. 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Publisher's orange limp vellum with gilt titles on spine, silk ties, deckle edges, internally clean and bright, printed in red and black with hand-coloured green and blue initials supplied by Graily Hewitt and assistants, from an edition of 328 copies. A fine copy. , Charles St. John Hornby set up his first hand press at his father's house in Ashendene, Hertfordshire in 1895. In 1899 he moved the press to his house in Chelsea, from where, with just a short break during WWI, he continued to produce highly regarded limited editions from there until 1935. Hornby primarily used two fonts he had cast for his press, Ptolomy and Subiaco, the latter based on the fifteenth-century Italian type cast by Sweynheim and Pannartz in Subiaco, Italy. While a few of Hornby's books were illustrated with wood engravings the majority relied for their beauty simply on the typography, the layout and the quality of the printing. This was one of the last books produced by the Ashendene Press and one of which St. John Hornby said "In my humble judgment it is one the most satisfactory books of the Press". The binding is signed by W.H. Smith. However at this time the W.H. Smith bindery was under the control of the binder Douglas Cockerell and bindings on Ashendene books are recognised as Cockerell bindings., 4to 11" - 13" tall, 182 pp .

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking Glass

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1932 & 1835. Illustrated by John Tenniel. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's red and blue full levant morocco, spines gilt in compartments with tools based on Tenniel's illustrations, boards elaborately gilt stamped, all edges gilt. Housed in the publisher's red and blue cloth slipcases. Frontispiece and engraved title to each volume and illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, spines a little faded. An excellent set. Limited editions, each volume one of only 1500 numbered copies of the Centennial Edition. The first work is singed by the original Alice, "Alice Hargreaves" (neé Liddell). This copy includes, intriguingly, the initial card notice and also the full typed letter (dated April 15 1932) from the Limited Editions Club to its members, describing their negotiations with Alice in asking her to sign the Centennial edition, and including a copy of Captain C. L. Hargreaves (her son)'s reply, in which he insists that his mother only sign a very few copies, since "she has made it an unbroken lifelong rule never to sign her name merely in the role of the original Alice in any books or letters or autograph books or anything else. This being the case, you will realize that, apart from the great effort of doing such a thing at her age, it would be a very special favour for her to autograph your edition, and would make it absolutely unique." Work 2 has the bookplate of Frank Rea Sloan, Jr., and has laid in a contemporary newspaper clipping of a poem entitled "White Queen: Written for the Lewis Carroll Centenary".

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      London: Rider & Co., 1932 Presentation Copy To Hereward Carrington. First edition. large 8vo, 286 pp, A very good copy [some shelf wear & wear at the head & heel of the spine in publisher's black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated, 3 beautiful multicolor plates, 6 other illustrations. Presentation Copy - Hereward Carrington (1880-1958) was one of the great psychic & magic researchers of the 20th Century. He was friends with Houdini, Crowley, & other greats in the magic & occult realm. He wrote several books, including "Houdini and Conan Doyle", along with Bernard Ernst. He was President & founder of the American Psychical Institute, had his own radio show in the 1930s/40s. His books are still in publication today. (Francis) Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was an occultist, author and one time secretary to the legendary Aleister Crowley. As an adept of the now defunct secret order known as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, he became infamous among the occultists of his day for breaking his oath of secrecy and publishing the order's complete rituals in his book "The Golden Dawn". Regardie continued with his occult studies and already established as a co-author, published the first of his own books A Garden of Pomegranates and The Tree of Life in 1932. The first contai ned his Qabalistic studies and was based on research and knowledge gleaned from various sources. The Tree of Life however was based on the teachings of the Golden Dawn, which had ceased to exist in 1903. When published it caused a lot of excitement among the occult elite and was considered one of the most complete and understandable texts on practical magic ever written. Through out his career, Regardie's own achievements were often overshadowed by his association with Aleister Crowley, which often frustrated him, but his charitable nature and his ability to be forgiving toward his old friend was evident when he authored perhaps the most definitive biography on Crowley called The Eye in the Triangle. Regardie retired from his practice in 1981 and moved to Sedona, Arizona where he continued to write. His later books included Ceremonial Magic, The Lazy Man's Guide to Relaxation, and The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic. While retired he continued to give advice on health and magical matters until the end of his life.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        Papers Relating to the Pituitary Body, Hypothalamus and Parasympthetic Nervous System

      Springfield, Illinois and Baltimore, Maryland: Charles C. Thomas. 1932. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition [1932]. Includes: Neurohypophysial Mechanisms from a Clinical Standpoint; Posterior-Pituitary Hormone and Prasympathetic Apparatus; The Basophil Adenomas of the Pituitary Body and Their Clinical Manifestations (Pituitary Basophilism); Peptic Ulcer and the Interbrain. Illustrated in black and white, mainly from photographs, plus two color plates. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, 234 pages plus colophon, blue printed dustjacket. The book has some light speckling, minor edge rubbing, good hinges, sound text block with a slight lean to the binding when laid flat, name at top of front free endpaper, pages clean and unmarked. The mylar protected dustjacket has a chip to the spine head which does not affect the title, a couple of short closed edge tears, little paper loss.

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        The Odyssey of Homer

      London: Printed and published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers,, 1932. Quarto. Original black Niger morocco, title gilt to spine, top edge gilt, the others uncut. In the original black card slipcase. Roundel in black on gold leaf to the title page and to the head of each of the 25 books, loose tissue-guards to each. Spine a little scuffed, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, the box slightly rubbed, a little split on the seams at the top, but overall a very good copy. First Lawrence edition, limited to 530 copies. This remarkable collaboration was initiated by the book designer Bruce Rogers who, "Inspired by reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom … persuaded Lawrence to undertake a new translation of The Odyssey." Joseph Blumenthal, curator of the 1973 Pierpont Morgan exhibition "Art of the Printed Book: 1455–1955" stated that "During the several years spent in selecting the 112 books finally shown, I handled every title reputed to be among the finest volumes ever made since Gutenberg. I believe that Bruce Rogers's Odyssey is indisputably among the most beautiful books ever produced … with a classic austerity, Rogers created a masterpiece."

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        VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT. Presentation Copy To George Reavey

      Paris: Editions Denoel et Steele, 1932 A SUPERB PRESENTATION COPY OF CELINE'S LEGENDARY FIRST NOVEL INSCRIBED & SIGNED TO GEORGE REAVEY. First edition, [Journey to the End of Night] First trade issue with the impremeur, listed as GRANDE IMPRIMERIE DE TROYES. [After an unspecified number of copies [possible 110] of the first issue, the plates were transferred to a Paris printer]. Thick 12mo. Original wrappers. [There was no Hardcover] Lightly used else a very good copy, evenly toned & well preserved, of this very important book. Inscribed on the dedication page to leading literary figure, George Reavey. Editor, Translator of the Russians, owner of Pan-Europa Press, Samuel Beckett's agent & good friend, connected to Joyce & considered the Pre-eminent Surrealist Publisher with close ties to the Avant-Garde of French literature, Celine, certainly one of the most notable. Someone (Reavey?) has drawn in pencil a fine hand on the last page of text. A Cornerstone of Modern World Literature. (The publication of this work in 1932, had an immediate impact on Henry Millar/Tropic of Cancer,1934 - Orwell/Down and Out in Paris and London/1935 - Henry Green & many others. Connolly: The Modern Movement # 74. A precious copy. Custom gilt lettered clamshell case in very fine condition.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        L'Ame et la Danse

      Lyon: Association Lyonnaise des Cinquante "La Belle Cordiere, 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Printed wraps, in glassine dust jacket; 4to; pp. 86, unbound (loose gatherings, as issued) and uncut, with illustrations throughout. Number 37 from a limited edition of 50 for members, this one printed for M. Rozendaal (total limitation of 90). Fine, in chemise and (lightly scuffed) slipcase.

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        The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam

      Worcester, MA, 1932. One of 250 copies. Known at the time as the smallest book in the world, this tiny book is part of a set, which includes a miniature edition of the book (1 3/4 by 1 1/2; 44x37mm), showing, in addition to the text, an explanatory preface about the tiny volume; a full-size edition of the text with the preface; “A Thimbleful of Books” by Thompson (also full-size); a proof sheet in printed wrappers with the original glassine enclosure; a magnifying glass; and the micro-miniature book, housed in a small gold box with a see-through lid. Two other pamphlets related to the Rose Garden are included in the set: “Kind Words about the Smallest Printed Book in the World,” containing letters of praise from such experts as Wilbur Macy Stone, and “The Real Omar Khayyam,” which has a portrait of Thompson and a review of his translation. This copy also includes a small keepsake menu in marbled orange wrappers, titled “Dinner Complimentary to Hamilton Brooks Wood and His Associates,” celebrating the completion of the Rose Garden and honoring those at the Commonwealth Press involved with its creation. A few additional pieces of ephemera are laid in: a prospectus, a souvenir post card showing a thimbleful of tiny books and the Worcester Memorial Auditorium, and an invitation to view the Rose Garden on display at a conference. All three books are bound in red morocco, with the original glassine. A fine and complete set, with several uncommon additional items. In the original box of half-morocco and marbled boards, which shows slight wear to ends of spine and corners. (Spielmann 396A; LXIVMOS V:3; Bondy p. 154; Welsh 5345, pictured in Bromer/Edison p. 116-117). (The micro-miniature book measures 3/16 by 7/32; 4x6mm).

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        Selected Essays. 1917–1932

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine and top edge gilt. Housed in a black quarter morocco slipcase with chemise. Boards lightly rubbed at the corners, a few faint marks to upper board, spine faded but retaining more blue than is typical as the spines on this edition usually become white. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of 115 numbered copies signed by the author.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Cavalcade (First UK Edition)

      London: William Heinemann, 1932. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus example of the rare acetate jacket. A bit of offsetting to the fore-edges of the endpapers, neat contemporary owner name ("Gale") at the front endpaper, else book is bright and clean. Jacket has attached paper flaps completely intact, bearing a price of "5/- net" on the front flap and a patent number on the rear flap, as called for. The fragile jacket is one of the best we have encountered, with a bit of wrinkle at the extremities as always found, and a chip at the crown and top rear panel. In a custom Mylar protector. Basis for the classic 1933 film about Londoners (but made in the US), winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

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        Twenty Notches (First Edition)

      New York: Dodd , 1932, Mead. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in an exceptionally fresh and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is exceptionally bright, with faint vertical creases at the rear panel and along the front hinge fold. A lovely copy.

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      - BLACK INTEREST. (TEN LITTLE NIGGERS)10 SMA NEGERPOJKAR. Stockholm: Ringens Forlag (1932). 5 3/8 x 7 1/4", pictorial wraps, light cover soil, VG+. This traditional counting rhyme has fantastic color illustrations by Swedish artist Einar Nerman in typical Art Deco style. Musical notation is also included. This is a charming and scarce version. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Death in the Afternoon

      NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First edition. With a contemporary presentation inscription, dated the month of publication on the front free endpaper: “For Charles K. Jackson Esq. With the very best wishes of Ernest Hemingway September 1932.” Illustrated with a color frontispiece by Juan Gris, titled “The Bullfighter,” and numerous photographs of bullfighting scenes. Hemingway was passionate about bullfighting and viewed it as an art form equally as important and inspiring as painting or music. This was his first book-length work of non-fiction, written while he was living in Key West, Florida. Hemingway first became fascinated by bullfighting in the early 1920s, after visiting the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona, Spain, and the experience served as inspiration for his novel The Sun Also Rises. Corners of front cover slightly bumped, else very fine in black cloth boards gilt-stamped with a facsimile of the author’s signature to the front cover. In the original unrestored dust wrapper, which has only some slight rubbing to the corners and a tiny tear and a small chip to the top edge of the rear panel. Housed in a tan cloth chemise and a slipcase backed in brown pigskin, gilt-titled to spine. A beautiful copy of a book that is still seen as one of the definitive works on bullfighting.

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        Law Triumphant Containing the Opening of the Book of the Law [Proof Copy] Exceedingly Scarce, full blue leather, Ltd. Signed

      Privately Printed by Violet Oakely, Philadelphia 1932 - Bound (i.e. not folding boards as in trade edition) in full aquamarine blue crushed leather with blindstamped designs and bold gilt lettering and vignettes on cover. Glossy gold endsheets. The scarce Advance Proof Issue, Signed by Violet Oakley and printed in pencil, "proof copy," just below her signature. A further presentation inscription by Oakley appears below this in calligraphy, "presented/ to/ Austin Brown/ by/ the Author." Contains all of the printed text and the 71 full color and tinted colotype plates as the trade edition, but all bound-in (as issued), versus free in folders. Also, as issued, the proof copy does not contain the colophon giving credits for printing, binding, etc. Edges untrimmed. Bound by Alfred Smith Company, Phiadelphia. Cover shows some minor edgewear, else a thoroughly pristine copy internally. Proof copies for this book are exceedingly scarce.

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      1932. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. London: Harrap (1932). 4to (8 x 10 1/2"), full vellum stamped in gold, top edge gilt, VERY FINE IN CUSTOM SLIP CASE! LIMITED TO ONLY 500 COPIES FOR SALE, SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with 12 beautiful color plates, pictorial endpapers and 59 wonderful black and whites. This is an exceptionally fine copy of a truly beautiful book, rare in this condition.

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      Paris, France: Jardin des Modes / Conde Nast. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1932. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally 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 mostly 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'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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        Die Morgenlandfahrt

      Berlin, S. Fischer Verlag, 1932.: 20th century; Association Copies; Association Copy; Autograph; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; European; First Edition; German Literature; Inscribed; Literature; Novels; Rare Books; Signed; Signierte Bücher; Widmungsexemplar; World Literature. 8°.. Originaler Ganzleinenband mit Originalumschlag. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur ganz geringen Gebrauchsspuren. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung von Hermann Hesse an den Schriftsteller Alfred Mombert: "Gruss für Alfred Mombert von H.Hesse - VII.41." Momberts mystisch-visionäre Werke wurden u. a. von Martin Buber und Richard Dehmel hoch geschätzt. 1919 wurde Mombert Mitglied des Kunst- und Kulturrates für Baden, 1928 wurde er in die Preußische Akademie der Künste aufgenommen. 1933 schlossen ihn die Nazis, da er Jude war, aus der Akademie aus und verboten 1934 seine Werke. Mombert blieb in Deutschland und pflegte einen regen Briefwechsel mit seinen Freunden. (Im) Oktober 1940 wurde er im Zuge der Wagner-Bürckel-Aktion ins Lager Camp de Gurs in Südfrankreich deportiert, wo er bis April 1941 interniert war. Freunde erreichten, dass der schwer Erkrankte Oktober 1941 in die Schweiz ausreisen durfte, wo er am 8. April 1942 an den gesundheitlichen Folgen des Lageraufenthalts verstarb. Momberts Werke stehen in der Tradition Friedrich Hölderlins und Friedrich Nietzsches. Seine Lyrik hat Ähnlichkeiten mit der Stefan Georges und Rainer Maria Rilkes (Wikipedia).

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