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        Selected Essays. 1917–1932

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue vellum, titles to spine and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a brow cloth slipcase. Spine and top edges of boards faded, a few tiny rubbed spots, light mark to verso of front free endpaper. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Number 78 of 115 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. This volume collects thirty-three essays of literary criticism, including "Tradition and the Individual Talent" and "The Function of Criticism", as well as pieces on the Greek classics; Shakespeare, Ben Johnson, and other Elizabethan dramatists; Dante; William Blake and other Metaphysical poets; and modern authors such as Dickens and Baudelaire. Eliot's essays are of foremost importance in 20th-century literary studies, having "helped to change the critical sensibilities of Britain and America. Shifting the focus of criticism from the author to the work and altering the centre of gravity of previous English writing from the Romantics to the Elizabethan dramatists and the metaphysical poets, Eliot reshaped the study of literature in and out of the academy. For almost fifty years it was nearly impossible to write about literature without acknowledging his work" (ODNB).

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        The Common Reader: Second Series

      Hogarth Press, London 1932 - First edition. A little sunned at spine else an excellent copy in slightly foxed dustwrapper only slightly faded at spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Claremont Books]
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        Dinner At Eight. A Play.

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932 - Octavo. Original black cloth, title and decoration to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Joints lightly discoloured, gilt dull, endpapers tanned, foxing to fore-margin of text and to edges of text block. A very good copy in the edge-chipped jacket. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Lardner, who can write a better inscription any day - to say nothing of a play, George S. Kaufman, November, 1932". Kaufman and Ring Lardner had collaborated on the play June Moon in 1929, which was based on Lardner's short story "Some Like Them Cold". Dinner at Eight was adapted into a film in 1933, starring Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow and John Barrymore and directed by George Cukor. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Art Forms In Nature Second Series

      New York: E. Weyhe, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition in English of this classic photographic work. A gorgeous near fine copy in decorated green cloth. Lacking the rare dustwrapper. Front hinge starting as often found. A Roth 101 selection.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Modern Tales of Horror.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1932 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in orange. With the dust jacket. Cloth a little mottled, spotting to edges of text block, contents tanned. A very good copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket with some nicks and short splits and a small chip from the head of the spine panel. First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US under the title Creeps By Night. Uncommon in the dust jacket. This volume, edited and with an introduction by Dashiell Hammett, collects eighteen stories including "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, "The House" by André Maurois, and "Mr. Arcularis" by Conrad Aiken, "The Music of Erich Zann" by H. P. Lovecraft. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        What Price Football / A Player's Defence of the Game

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. Barry Wood. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Nearly Very Good. Illus. by Illustrated from Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        What Price Football / A Player's Defence of the Game

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston 1932 - [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BROOKLYN BOOKS]
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        [Handbill]: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Presents "Tarzan The Ape Man"

      Star Theatre Clifton, Illinois: Star Theatre. (1932). Illustrated handbill on pink paperstock. Measuring 6" x 9". Old fold, one tiny tear from a tack hole, else near fine. Hand-dated on the front "May 22, 1932." On the verso, in a contemporary hand is a handwritten review of the film, concentrating largely on Johnny Weismuller's physique. It begins: "Saw it on a Sunday and I liked it so well I stayed through two shows! Johnny Weismuller is the swimming champion of the world is no wonder I like it. I am so interested in swimming." The review continues on about Weismuller's charms: "I don't think Johnny Weismuller is very handsome but Oh what a figure! He is simply adorable!" .

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        The Common Reader: Second Series

      London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press. 1932. First. First edition. Page edges slightly soiled, still about fine in an about very good dustwrapper that has some modest chips and tears and some overall soiling. Small Hogarth Press pamphlet for Woolf's works laid in. Inscribed by the author to her clerk typist: "Margaret Walton with thanks from Virginia Woolf. Oct. 13th 1932." The inscription has offset very slightly on the front flap. While signed limited editions of Woolf still become available with regularity, inscribed trade editions have become exceptionally uncommon. .

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        Kings Back to Back: Whitey the Irrepressible Infests Europe

      New York: Vanguard Press. 1932. First. First edition. Slight sliver from front fly, else near fine in good dustwrapper with rubbing and substantially rebacked with brown paper. A fantastic dust jacket by Vincentini, one of our favorites. The publisher liked the jacket enough to reproduce it on glossy paper for use as the front fly, something we've only seen on books by this publisher and by this author. Lovable, irrepressible, but dissolute American wreaks havoc in Europe in the company of a slightly pregnant film star, a gangster, a bartender, a dictator, and a fat lady. By the author of Queer People, which itself is one of the quintessential Hollywood novels. Exceptionally uncommon in jacket. .

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      Sovremenia Zapiski Paris 1932 - First edition in russian; Original printed wrappers, there are creases along the edges of the wrapper, the spine is almost complete, the title is there, but with many cuts and halted together with an old removable scotch piece, binding still solid, there are two russian initials in red on front paper; inside in very good condition; with the Portrait frontispiece. 356 pp. 15,5x22; a still correct copy perfect for restauration of the wrappers and binding; [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Dow Theory: An Explanation of Its Development and an Attempt to Define Its Usefulness As An Aid In Speculation

      New York: Barron's 1932. First edition of this classic work by one of the pioneering figures in the history of Dow Theory. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition. Inscribed by the author, "To Katherine Hubert from the compiler of these notes Robert Rhea June 22, 1933." Laid into this volume is a pamphlet by Rhea, entitled the "Dow Theory Comment." Books inscribed by Rhea are rare. Originally published serially by Barron's, it is an explanation of Dow Theory development and an attempt to define its usefulness as an aid to speculation. Rhea carefully studied 252 editorials of Charles H. Dow and William Peter Hamilton in order to present Dow Theory in terms that would be useful for the individual investor.

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        A Set of 534 Glass Lantern Slides of a Voyage to Egypt and the Near East, Taken by an English Traveller, Circa 1932-1935

      Voluminous set of 534 glass lantern slides, black and white photographs taken circa 1932-1935 by an English traveller on a luxurious voyage to Egypt and the Near East for a tour of ancient civilizations. Each glass slide measures approximately 8cm x 8cm Most are numbered, referencing an index of titles. The lot in very good and condition, neatly contained in nine contemporary wooden boxes. A commendable and exhaustive display of relics and monuments from ancient Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Ottoman Empires captures achievements of masterful ingenuity and evidence of supreme power. An English traveller has had the good fortune to roam freely and sail on tranquil waters where centuries earlier there were harsh conditions of slavery and suppression, famine and drought, epidemics and rapacious wars which decimated entire civilizations, leaving for us a timeless pictorial sketch in over 500 photographs. The enviable summer voyage on the SS Delta. and on the SS Vienna, to Egypt and the Near East, also made stops in the Mediterranean, its highlight of course being Pompeii. Antiquity was the principal attraction of the tour, this particular traveller clearly being enamoured with the subject and with the region's inhabitant, as his photographic chronicle is one of magnitude and fine detail. Even at the time of his visit, the photographer would witness customs of a world of centuries past still holding strong, unconcerned with Western ways, and captures glimpses of these civilians in their normal environs and habitual routine, differing most substantially to his English comforts. Scenes of a seemingly disencumbered lifestyle include outdoor markets, simple garments, handcrafted homes, random gatherings and distant sojourns. Some change or industrialization were taking places in major centers however, as we see amidst horse-drawn carts, the occasional motor car, a photo of Lloyds Triestino in Trieste, hotels to accommodate and welcome foreigners, and construction of a railway and a dam. He was also keen enough to capture a photograph of a fellow traveller of notable repute, Sir William Tindall Lister, London M.D. (1868-1944) who was on the same journey. Far too many to list, the collection is replete with views of citadels, ruined pillars or columns, obelisks, spectacular dome structures, statues and rock carvings, and early architecture. In Egypt, they tour Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, and Karnak in Thebes. Amidst views of the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza on the west bank of the Nile, the Abu Simbel temples of ancient Nubia, and the like, a scant few indicate ongoing efforts of restoration. In Mediterranean regions, highlights include the iconic Roman and Byzantine monuments in Athens, Corinthian architecture in Syracuse, and the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The photographer's visit to Pompeii took place only ten years prior to its destruction in 1943 during World War II. Several views are also taken in Gibraltar, Tangier, Lisbon, Naples, Malta, and Corsica. In the Holy Land, or The Levant, views center around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, the cradle of civilization and the land incessantly coveted by many. .

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        The National Cookbook / A Kitchen Americana

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1932 - Copyright page coded K-G, which is correct for October, 1932. Blue cloth sun-faded to lavender on spine and along all edges. PON in pencil to FFE.Book is square and clean, not stained or marked, but will no longer close itself. Binding threads barely visible at pp 406-407 ("Icings and Cake Fillings"), but gap is narrow and no repair has been attempted. Author, a prominent food columnist of the era and an early campaigner for fresh, local ingredients over "strawberries picked green and shipped too far," was a White House menu advisor to Eleanor Roosevelt. Many recipes here are identified by their state of origin (Tennesee Corn-Cob Soup; Maryland Broiled Shad Roe, etc.) 452 pp. including index. Cat's Curiosities sells used books which may have been exposed over the years to a number of common atmospheric agents. We attempt to identify books which have a damp or musty smell, when we sell them at all. Otherwise, buyers should assume our used books have been shelved inside human habitations and have been exposed over the years to some combination of wood smoke, tobacco smoke, leather dressing, or other aromatic agents unknown to us. We offer no certificates of hypoallergenic purity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      E.Berdejo Casañal, Zaragoza, 27,5 x 22 1932 - Papel regular Lote de 14 Revistas, La revista num. 12 sin cubierta

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        Fairy Tales

      London: George G. Harrap, 1932 Signed by the illustrator on the colophon page. This is number 32 of a limited edition of 525 copies. With 12 color plates with captioned tissue guards intact and 59 black and white illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. Bound in vellum with gold lettering on the cover and spine; gilt top edge. Some age toning to spine panel. Cover boards are clean and bright with slight wear along extremities. Interior is clean and bright with uncut pages. Cardboard slipcase is shelf worn, age toned, with the bottom edge detached. Pink pictorial end papers. 12 beautiful colour plates with captioned tissue-guards.

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        The Narrow Corner

      London: William Heinemann Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, Maugham's sigil to upper board in black. Spine slightly rolled, tips rubbed, tiny split to cloth at head of spine, cloth fresh, contents foxed. A very good copy. First edition in book form, first impression. The Narrow Corner was first published serially in Hearst's International Magazine. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Edwin Carle, W. Somerset Maugham. 'Qu'importe sa vie à qui peut par son rêve disposer de l'espace et disposer du temps?' Beverley Hill, 4 March 1936". Edwin Corle (1906–1956) was a Guggenheim Fellow and the author of novels and short stories set primarily in the American West, including Fig Tree John (1935), Burro Alley (1938), and Three Ways to Mecca (1947).

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        The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by T.E. Lawrence with a three-page note by him at the end of the text

      (London), 1932. Quarto. Unpaginated. Limited to 530 copies, printed and published by Rogers, Sir Emery Walker, and Wilfred Merton. Illustrated with 26 decorations of Homeric figures printed in black on round backgrounds of gold. It was Rogers who, upon reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom, decided that T.E. Lawrence would be an ideal translator for a new edition of the Odyssey -- a process that was expected to take two years and ended up taking four. The famous gold roundels -- one of the signature features of this edition -- were based on Rogers's drawings of figures from Greek vases, but each one illustrating something from Homer's epic. These illustrations famously required seven passes through the press. Even the ink was specially made from an early 19th century formula, using an oily resinous balsam that resulted in "a depth of black without gloss" in the roundels, as well as lending the book a slightly spicy aroma. One of Rogers' most beautiful books and, according to Joseph Blumenthal, "indisputably among the most beautiful books ever produced ... with only type and paper and ink, with consummate skill, Rogers created a masterpiece." A BR30 title. Aside from some negligible rubs to lower corners from the slipcase, a peerless copy, bright and fine. Housed in the original slipcase which shows some repairs.

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        R(odolphe)-T(héophile) Bosshard. Tableaux choisis.

      Editions Romanes,, Lausanne, 1932 - Lausanne, Editions Romanes, 1932. 4°. 67 (6) S. Mit 4 Tafeln nach Lithographien, einigen Textillustr. sowie 48 mont. Tafeln nach Gemälden von Rodolphe-Théophile Bosshard. Lithogr. Orig.-Broschur mit dem Portrait des Künstlers nach Marie Chessex. (leicht gebräunt u. angestaubt). SIK I, 142. - Nr. 223 v. 300 (GA 407) Ex. sur velin pur fil der frühen Monographie über den Schweiz. Künstler Rodolphe-Théophile Bosshard (1889-1960), der, beeinflusst von Expressionismus u. Kubismus, vor allem Akte u. Landschaften schuf. - Durchgehend gebräunt. - Einbandrücken an mehreren Stellen angebrochen u. mit Fehlstellen am Fuss. Sprache: Französisch / Français / French (leicht gebräunt u. angestaubt). Lithogr. Orig.-Broschur mit dem Portrait des Künstlers nach Marie Chessex. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Buenos Aires, Amigos del Aire 1932 - Litografías de Hector Basaldua. Los gastos de envío para pedidos contra reembolso son de 4,83€. Revisar las condiciones de venta. Referencia interna: 841 Tapa dura. Lomo con grabados dorados. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oscar Wilde: Recollections (First Edition)

      Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1932. First Edition. First Edition. One of 800 copies printed. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Small, attractive bookplate at the front pastedown. Jacket has tiny chips at the spine ends (no lettering affected), otherwise a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      Paris, Jardin des Modes, Conde Nast, (1932).. FIRST EDITION OF SECOND BABAR BOOK (1932). Text in French. Slim folio, 370 x 270 mm, 14½ x 10¾ inches, original pictorial boards with red cloth spine, 48 pages, including title page, coloured illustrations throughout, mostly with text, some double page, pictorial endpapers of grey elephants on red background. Slight shelf wear to bottom edge of boards, some very small very light scratches to upper board, couple of larger ones and some very light scratches to lower board, pale brown vertical stain to inner margins of 2 facing pages, hardly noticeable, small ownership label to lower corner of front pastedown (Humphrey Whitbread) and his small neat pencil name on front endpaper, otherwise a very good plus copy. Only 1 other title listed on back of title page. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Vom Urnersee über den Klausenpass.

      (Privatdruck, 1932 - (Privatdruck, 1932). 4°. 22 n.n. S. mit 11 ganzseitigen handkolorierten Holzschnitten von Erna Schillig. OHLn. mit handkolorierten Deckelholzschnitt. Handschriftlich numeriertes Exemplar (Nr. 48 von ?). - Als Blockbuch gebunden. - Erna Schillig (1900-1993) besuchte die Fachklasse für Malerei an der badischen Kunstschule in Karlsruhe bei August Babbegger (1885-1936) und wird seine Privatschülerin, später seine Mitarbeiterin. 1932 gestalteten sie zusammen die Höfli-Kappelle in Altdorf aus. Im selben Jahr entstand dieses Buch mit den handkolorierten Holzschnitten von Erna Schillig und den Texten von August Babbeger. - Selten. OHLn. mit handkolorierten Deckelholzschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEVIL'S TOR

      London: G. P. Putnam's Sons,. [1932]. original medium blue cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Just a touch of fading to extremities of cloth at spine ends, a near. fine, bright copy in very good first issue pictorial dust jacket. (cream paper stock printed in black with woodcut illustration of. Devil's Tor on front panel; priced 7s. 6d. on front flap) with small. chips from right and left corners of spine ends, light wear at corner. tips, some light dust soiling, principally to spine panel, small,. faint stain near lower edge of spine panel, another small, faint. stain at upper front spine fold, and short closed tear along front. spine fold. A very scarce book, especially in dust jacket. (#116003). First edition, probable secondary binding. The fifth and final novel published during Lindsay's lifetime. Though boring, the work has its memorable pages, even chapters according to Colin Wilson who spent two years getting through it. E. H. Visiak stated that he initially believed that the book was almost unreadable, but upon rereading it - slowly - he found it fascinating and was so impressed that he wrote a fifty page critique of the novel. Brian Stableford says the novel is "marvelously atmospheric and admirably conscientious in its design of a hypothetical mythology and the metaphysics to go with it." E. F. Bleiler considers DEVIL'S TOR to be Lindsay's "magnum opus." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-218. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1022. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 140. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 664. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 391-95. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 127-28. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09071.

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        I saw Hitler!

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

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        SONGS STILL UNSUNG (Inscribed by author)

      Kobe (c. 1931-1932). - Original wrappers, II + 18 pp, Japon paper, uncut. presentation copy, inscribed by author to Mr Ivar Kreuger, february, 1932. Kreuger, Ivar (1880-1932), Swedish financier, the "match king". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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        Studnia Amfitryty

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

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        La hulotte

      Paul lechevalier, 1932. in8 Broché

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        Light in August (First Edition)

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

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        Light in August

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

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        Death in The Afternoon

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

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Fairy Tales

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

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

      J. oliven, 1932. in12 Broché

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        Amid These Storms

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Interne

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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