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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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        10 SMA NEGERPOJKAR [TEN LITTLE NIGGERS]

      - 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]

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

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN

      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        LE VOYAGE DE BABAR

      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. .

      [Bookseller: S. Howlett-West Books]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        [Kingsport Press]. Washington, His Farewell Address

      Kingsport, TN: Kingsport Press, 1932. (viii), 142pp. The final and scarcest of three presidential miniatures published by the apprentices at the Kingsport Press, the others having Lincoln and Coolidge as their subjects. Printed on the occasion of the bicentennial of Washington's birth. Very fine in full dark blue leather with gilt-stamped shooting stars and a large "GW" in the center. A.e.g. (Bradbury, p. 115). (7/8 by 5/8; 22x16mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Salmagundi - and a Poem by Ernest M. Hemingway

      Milwaukee: The Casanova Press, 1932. First edition, no. 18 of 525 copies. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of Faulkner tipped in. 53, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers. Fine in splitting publisher's box. Brodsky I, 286; Massey 753; Petersen A11; Hanneman B11 . The poem by Hemingway is "Ultimately" on the back cover

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Towards a Reform of the Paper Currency Particularly in Point of its Design

      NY: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Quarto. 23pp.,(4)ff. One of 452 copies signed by Dwiggins. Dwiggins facetiously discusses the atrocities of the present design of currency and postage stamps, proposing new ones based on those issued by the fictional country of the Antipodes. Includes plates of Antipodean stamps, and a currency sample tipped-in. A fine copy in leather-backed patterned boards, with slipcase and partial glassine wrapper. An important Dwiggins and scarce Limited Editions Club title. (Agner 32.02).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Salmagundi

      Milwaukee: Casanova Press, 1932. First edition, limited to 525 copies. A collection of Faulkner's youthful poems and three articles, including "On Criticism" (1925), and his first published work, "L'Apres-midi d'un Faun" (1919). On the back cover is Hemingway's four-line poem, "Ultimately," which was printed alongside a poem of Faulkner's in the New Orleans "Double Dealer." With a preface by the designer, Paul Romaine. The first publication of the press. A fine copy in textured stiff wrappers printed in black and red. With maroon slipcase, worn at extremities, panels slightly faded, and with thumb-pull slip laid in, which has the copy number printed in red.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Salmagundi. (Including "Ultimately," a poem by Ernest Hemingway.)

      Milwaukee: Casanova Press, 1932. Limited Edition. Paperback. Very Good+. Heavy cardstock wraps. Number 64 from a limited edition of 525 copies (25 of which are hors commerce, "reserved for ungrateful critics and [the] two authors"). The first book published by the Casanova Press. A little faint scuffing at spine tips and corners, and along joints. In heavily scuffed slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Sanctuary Books]
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        TOWARDS A REFORM OF THE PAPER CURRENCY PARTICULARLY IN POINT OF ITS DESIGN

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. First Edition. hardcover. Some chafing and rubbing to the spine edges. Still Very Good in a tape-repaired, Good slipcase. W. A. Dwiggins. Tall octavo (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in black calf-backed boards covered with turquoise pattern paper with a printed label superimposed; 23 [1] pages + specimens. Designed by W. A. Dwiggins and printed by Peter Beilenson at the Walpole Press on Zerkall paper. Illustrated with facsimiles and illustrations of the currency and stamps of the mythical country of the Antipodes. Copy #142 of 452 copies signed by Dwiggins. Ruari McLean's copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Additionally inscribed on the front endpaper to Charles Smith, one of the early TYPOPHILE contributors from one with the initials "J.K.R.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN

      1932. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. Philadelphia: McKay (1932). 4to (7 3/4 x 9 3/4"), rose cloth, FINE IN DUST WRAPPER AND ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S BOX (small repairs to box flap). 1st edition. Illustrated by Rackham with beautiful pictorial wrapper that has color decorations not appearing elsewhere in the book, pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates plus numerous black and whites throughout the text to accompany 24 fairy tales (incl. the Snow Queen). Beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        FAIRY TALES

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1932. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Publisher's special binding of full dark green morocco with gilt title to spine and vignettes to front cover. Pink pictorial endpapers. 12 beautiful colour plates with captioned tissue-guards. 287 pages. Top edge gilt. Minimal rubbing to spine and corners. Endpapers very slightly grubby, small piece torn from margin of front free-endpaper (and neatly stuck back in). Name and date in ink to verso of front free-endpaper. Light crack to rear pastedown, grubby mark to margin of rear free-endpaper. Tissue-guard to frontis is detached (very neatly) but still present. Some fingermarking to tissue-guards and very light marking to some of plate margins, minimal foxing to outer page edges, but overall a very nice copy indeed! [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Beast of the City (First Edition)

      New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1932. First Edition. First Edition. An attractive copy of this difficult title, the novelization (and also photoplay edition) of the 1932 film noir antecedent starring Walter Huston and Jean Harlow.& & Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Contemporary owner name and date (1936) on the front endpaper. Jacket is bright, with some rubbing at the extremities, a chip to the crown corner (no loss to titling), and light fray at the heel.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The World Crisis, full set of U.S. first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill

      INSCRIBED AND DATED BY CHURCHILL. Any inscribed World Crisis set is a prize, but inscribed U.S. editions seem considerably more scarce than inscribed British editions. Collectors will note, the U.S. first edition of the World Crisis is the true first edition, as U.S. publication preceded the British. Offered here is a full set of U.S. first editions signed by Churchill in Volume IV, The Aftermath. A lovely inked inscription by the author in three lines on the ffep reads "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill Feb. 1932". All volumes are first edition, first printings except for The Aftermath, which is first edition, third printing. In February of 1932, Churchill was traveling in the United States on a lucrative and successful lecture tour. He spoke in many cities throughout the month before departing for England on 11 March aboard the ocean liner Majestic. This volume was undoubtedly inscribed during the tour. Publisher Charles Scribner wrote to Churchill on the day of his departure "I sincerely hope that you made no mistake in trusting your books to us. we will continue to back them until they come into their own." Churchill's books most certainly did come into their own. The inscribed volume is in very good condition. The russet boards are bright and clean with square corners and only minor shelf wear at the bottom edge. The spine is just slightly faded with minor wear at head and tail, but is clean and retains good color and bright gilt. The contents are clean and bright with no inscriptions save the one by the author. The third printing was issued in September 1929, six months after the first. The five first edition, first printing books comprising the rest of this set are in very good to near-fine condition with minor flaws and wear. The contents are uniformly clean, tight, and unusually bright for paper that is prone to age-yellowing. There is no spotting. There are no previous ownership marks save for a bookplate on the pastedown of The Unknown War. The boards are all clean and bright with only minor scuffing or blemishes. Spine presentation shows only very mild fading. Even the notoriously fade-prone Volume I spine retains good color, although the gilt has darkened as is normal for this volume. Of special note, the folding map at p.388 of The Unknown War is properly folded with no tears; there is just some wear to the leading edge where it protrudes slightly from the text block. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1, Woods/ICS A31(aa).

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        The Common Reader. Second Series

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1932. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine. Spine mottled, a few small marks to covers, occasional spots to edges and some leaves. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, inscribed by Virginia Woolf to Ethel Smyth on the front free endpaper, "Ethel from Virginia 13 Oct 1932". Dame Ethel Smyth was a prominent composer, memoirist and suffragette, who first met Woolf in February 1930; she had just read A Room of One's Own, and hunted down its author as a potential fighter for the suffragette cause. This was the beginning of a close and complex friendship that would exert an immense influence on the lives of both women; Smyth, a rambunctious septuagenarian, and the younger Woolf, a slight and subtle-minded genius, were fixed in a state of mutual awe. In a letter dated Oct 12 1940, Woolf recounted to Smyth her memory of how at a concert in November 1919, long before they ever met, she had first seen her "coming bustling down the gangway at the Wigmore Hall, in tweeds and spats, a little cock's feather in your felt, and a general look of angry energy, so that I said, 'That's Ethel Smyth!' – and felt, being then a mere chit, she belongs to the great achieved public world, where I'm a nonentity. You reminded me of a ptarmigan – those speckled birds with fetlocks." As for Smyth, she soon fell madly in love with Virginia Woolf, who wrote to Quentin Bell (resorting again to an animal comparison), "It is like being caught by a giant crab". In spite of this initial awkwardness, Woolf respected and loved Smyth for her honesty and robustness, and when Smyth's passion calmed, (though it never cooled) the two developed a deep friendship, and in their letters they frankly discussed everything from religion and culture to masturbation and suicide. Smyth was the inspiration for the character Miss La Trobe in Woolf's Between the Acts, and their ardent discussions about the relationship between literature and music no doubt had an influence upon The Waves. The Years, also, has a Smythean origin, as it derived its inspiration in part from speeches made in 1931 by both Woolf and Smyth at the London National Society for Women's Service, on the subject of professions for women. Ethel Smyth outlived the much younger Virginia, at whose death, when asked by Raymond Mortimer for a comment, she mournfully refused, "I had to say I couldn't, touched as I was by his suggesting it. Later perhaps - but my god not now. You see it was not only that I loved her; it was that my life [was] literally based on her.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Second Crime Club Omnibus: Murder at the Vicarage, The Wedding Chest Mystery, Murder At The Pageant and Tragedy on the Line

      London: for The Crime Club Limited by William Collins 1932, 1932. FIRST EDITION thus. Collecting these four early Crime Club titles including the first ever Miss Marple novel. The individual books are all exceptionally scarce in dust-jacket. Thick 8vo, pp.1014. Publisher's hardback orange cloth binding, blocked in black, in the fragile original dark green pictorial dustjacket displaying the Crime Club gunman. The book appears to be unread; the thin paper jacket has some inevitable chips and loss with some fading to bare areas beneath. Nonetheless this remains a pleasing and attractive example of a rare Christie anthology in wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932: Official Report

      Los Angeles: The Xth Olympiade Committee of the Games of Los Angeles, U.S.A. 1932, Ltd.. Very Good. 1933. First Edition. Full leather. NOISBN . (full leather binding with gilt trim and lettering, raised bands on spine; marbled endpapers, top edge gilt) [visible wear at all corners, with an assortment of random surface-scrapes on both covers and spine; the heaviest wear is along the joints and to the bottom one-fifth of the spine; both covers are still firmly attached and the binding itself is quite tight, although the leather is split at the base of the spine, adjacent to which there is about a 3-inch separation of the backstrip at the bottom front joint; internally Fine]. (B&W photographs, maps, charts, facsimiles, etc.) Special leather-bound presentation edition of the Official Report of the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics, an exhaustive and extensively illustrated chronicle of that year's Summer Games, held from July 30th through August 14th. Not confined merely to the athletic contests (although they are covered in great detail, with oodles of photographs of the competitors), this massive tome covers the whole megillah, and I mean everything: construction of the venues (including the Olympic Village), the logistics of traffic control, the design of tickets and badges and credentials, the arrival of the hordes of foreign dignitaries, and all the entertainment, social frippery and general pomp and circumstance attendant to the Games. And more! There's also a portrait photo of nearly everybody connected with the Games in every imaginable official capacity -- committee members, national Olympic Committee chairmen from around the world, etc. This copy was presented to Henry W. Wright, at that time Chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, who was an Honorary Member of the Honorary Committee of the Games (his portrait appears on the same page as that of Herbert Hoover, one of two Honorary Presidents of that Committee). In his regular governmental role, Wright was involved in bringing the Games to L.A. -- only the second time they had been held in America (the first was in St. Louis in 1904) -- and, not incidentally, in helping to funnel government funds into the expansion of the primary site for the Games, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park (renamed Olympic Stadium for a time). Wright, a Republican, had served in the California State Assembly from 1915 to 1922 (as its Speaker in 1919-1921). He was appointed to the Board of Supes (as it wasn't called in those more respectful days) in 1921 to fill an unexpired term, was elected to a full term in 1924 and as the body's Chairman in 1930; he retired at the end of 1932 after making an unsuccessful run for Congress and then losing his Chairmanship in a year-end election. (It probably wasn't the easiest time to be a Republican, considering everything.) Laid in to this book are two related items, both in Fine condition: (1) the presentation card for the book itself; and (2) Wright's "Official Pass" to the Games, for Section 5, Loge LL. .

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        Biggles ' A Battle Of Flowers W E Johns - Rare-

      1932 A Wonderful rare crisp ,clean copy in original pictorial covers of this, the seventh issue of popular flying containing an early appearance of BIGGLES in the biggles story "A Battle of Flowers" (by William Earle), with illustrations by Howard Leigh.No Jacket.First Edition.4to-over 9¾ - 12 "tall.W.E.Johns edits the magazine, writing the editorial "The Editor's Cockpit".It is likely he also contributed to the illustrated article "Knights Of The Air - Major Francesco Baracca" (he contributed this regular article to other issues of popular flying). His Brother-in-law,Howard Leigh provides a double page centrefold illustration, an illustration of a Bristol Fighter in "Planes Of History" and numerous other drawings.W E Johns edited Popular Flying from it's birth in 1932 until political pressure resulted in his being removed from the post in 1939.Indeed, his most famous fictional character,Captain James Bigglesworth('Biggles') made his first appearance in the very first issue.Johns originally penned the Biggles stories using the pseudonym "William Earle" as in this copy.Over the years,Johns provided artwork,editorials,articles and fiction for the magazine.There is much else of interest in this splendid magazine.The contents are clean,tight,complete and in very good condition with only minor rust damage from the staples which have been removed.The rare colour covers are in very good condition although they are splitting at the spine(as usual).Please note that the original staples have been removed to prevent rust damage.Inside the back cover there is a John Hamilton advert for 11 of their books including Wings: Flying Adventures and Fighting Planes and Aces, respectively edited and written by Flying Officer (as he is credited) W. E. Johns. Also included is The Pictorial Flying Course by H. M. Schofield and W. E. Johns and again states that back issues of the first two issues of Popular Flying Magazine are available ?price 8d per copy, post free?.

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        Arabia Felix: Across the “Empty Quarter” of Arabia. With a Foreword by Colonel T.E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and an Appendix by Sir Arthur Keith

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932. . First American edition, 8vo, (xxix), (3), 397, (1) pp. 81 black and white illustrations plus 2 maps in the text and a coloured folding map at the end. Inscribed on the fly leaf from the author “To Daisy Thomas, who charmed the author when he passed through Richmond...”. Original gilt titled cloth, spine a little faded with a subtle repair to top. The first crossing by a European of the Empty Quarter. “I will not say how much I like this book, lest the publisher dig out the odd sentence for his blurb... [Thomas] is a master of every desert art. Here once more is the compleat Arabian traveller enshrined. Not twice but twenty times his tiniest touches set me remembering that wide land which I liked so much...” (from Lawrence’s Foreword). O’Brien A155.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. [and] THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. EACH VOLUME ONE OF 1,500 COPIES (the first #1006, the second #408), BOTH SIGNED BY ALICE HARGREAVES, THE "ORIGINAL ALICE." "WONDERLAND" ALSO SIGNED BY FREDERIC WARNE, the volume's designer. Hardcover. 225 x 149 mm (8 7/8 x 5 7/8"). xi, [iii], 182, [4] pp.; xii, [4] leaves, 212 pp., [2] leaves. Two separately published (but obviously related) volumes. "Wonderland" with an introduction by Henry Seidel Canby; "Looking Glass" with an introduction by Carl Van Doren. EACH VOLUME ONE OF 1,500 COPIES (the first #1006, the second #408), BOTH SIGNED BY ALICE HARGREAVES, THE "ORIGINAL ALICE." "WONDERLAND" ALSO SIGNED BY FREDERIC WARNE, the volume's designer. Publisher's elaborately gilt red morocco (for "Wonderland") and matching blue calf (for "Looking Glass"), both bindings designed by Frederic Warde, each with publisher's (somewhat darkened and soiled) slipcase that repeats the spine decoration from the volume. With 94 original illustrations by John Tenniel, the 43 illustrations for "Wonderland" re-engraved on wood by Bruno Rollitz, the 51 illustrations in "Looking Glass" re-engraved by Frederic Warde. "Wonderland": Quarto-Millenary 36; Newman & Wiche 36a. "Looking Glass": Quarto-Millenary 65; Newman & Wiche 65a. Just barely perceptible fading to spines, a breath of rubbing to extremities, a few trivial internal imperfections, but still easily and clearly FINE COPIES, fresh, bright, and clean inside and out. These attractively-produced private press copies of two of the best-loved works of children's literature represent the only editions to be signed by the girl for whom they were written, Alice Liddell Hargreaves (1852-1934). Alice was the daughter of Henry Liddell, dean of Christ Church, Oxford, where Charles Dodgson was a lecturer in mathematics. Dodgson, whose hobby was photography, frequently photographed Alice and her sisters and became a close family friend, playing games with, and making up stories for, the children. According to DNB, it was on a picnic on 4 July 1862 that "he invented the story of Alice in Wonderland. The real Alice was then aged ten and pleaded with him to write Alice's adventures down for her, which he carefully did, supplying his own illustrations, in a green notebook that has become one of the most cherished literary manuscripts in the British Library." Over the years, Alice steadfastly refused requests to sign copies of other editions of the two works. But, late in her life, and prompted by a significant monetary inducement ($1.50 per signature), she was prevailed upon to sign volumes from both of the present editions. She did not, in fact, sign all of the copies of these printings (subscribers not willing to pay a surcharge did not get an autographed copy). "Quarto Millenary" estimates that Hargreaves signed about 1,200 copies of "Wonderland," and Newman & Wiches says that only about 500 of "Looking Glass" were signed. Our volume owes its appeal in large measure to the taste and skill of typographer and designer Frederic Warde (1894-1939), whose lovely italic hand graces the colophon here. Perhaps best known for developing the elegant italic font Arrighi, Warde began his career as a printer with the house of William Edwin Rudge, later supervised the legendary Officina Bodoni, and later still did work for several American private presses, including Crosby Gaige and, of course, the Limited Editions Club.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1932. Two volumes wonderfully bound in full red gilt decorated leather by Zahensdorf. Black leather gilt title labels on spine and gilt Rabbit on Alice and gilt King on Looking Glass. With gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Some restoration to leather spine hinges. Evidence of label removals from endpapers o/w fine copies. Wonderful set being the same size as the original editions with the Tenniel illustrations.. Reprints. Leather. VG+. Illus. by John Tenniel. Octavo.

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        Beowulf

      New York: Random House, 1932. Cloth First Edition Fine in Fine DJ A Fine, pristine Signed Limited Edition copy in a Fine DJ. A few minor chips to DJ spine, otherwise fine. This being #465 of 950 copies, numbered and signed on the colophon by Rockwell Kent with his thumb print. Folio (10.5 x 13.5 inches) Grey linen with white stamping and lettering to front board and spine. 146 pp. Illustrated with eight full page lithographs by Rockwell Kent (printed by George Miller). The book was set by hand in hammer uncial, designed and made in the City of New York, at the shop of Pynson Printers. Lettering printed in black and red numerous initial letters in red and blue. A fabulous illustrated edition of the classic Norse Poem. (Rockwellkentiana 63).

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        Thoughts and Adventures

      Here is a collector grade, jacketed first edition, first printing - an increasingly rare prize thus.  This is Churchill's collection of 23 engaging essays on an incredibly wide variety of subjects, published in 1932.  It has been called "The broadest range of Churchill's thought between two hard covers" and reflects the two qualities so characterize Churchill's life - a remarkable breadth of both mind and life experience.  From the original front flap blurb:  "Whether he is dealing with personal reminiscences, or telling us his views on any subject under the sun, Mr. Churchill stamps the page with his own vivid personality."  This copy is near-fine in a near-fine dust jacket.  The dust jacket remains notably clean and complete, unclipped with only fractional wear and loss at the spine ends and corners.  Spine presentation is excellent, with only minor toning and soiling.  The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover.  The book beneath is likewise near-fine. The khaki cloth boards of this edition proved highly susceptible to scuffing and toning.  Here the binding is square, clean, and tight with sharp corners and bright gilt.  The binding has been spared the typical pervasive toning and scuffing.  Trivial hints of wear are limited to extremities.  The contents remain crisp, bright, and tight.  Slight differential toning at the pastedowns and endsheets corresponds to the dust jacket flaps and confirms what the superlative condition of the binding already tells us - that this copy has spent life jacketed.  A single inked owner name on the ffep is the only previous ownership mark.  Light spotting is primarily confined to the prelims, page edges, and final few leaves.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.1.a, Woods/ICS A39(aa.1), Langworth p.156.

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        Voyage au bout de la nuit.

      Denoël & Steele 1932 - - Denoël & Steele, Paris _1932, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant comportant bien toutes les caractéristiques du premier tirage. Dos légèrement insolé en tête et en pied, une claire mouillure marginale sans gravité sur le premier cahier. Les Classiques . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2875 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Avant les photographies : les portraits au physionotrace : catalogue des 1800 premiers portraits de ce genre (cotés de "1" à "R 27")

      Troyes, J.-L. Platon 1932 In-4° relié demi-basane verte de l'époque, dos lisse gravé et orné, plats de couverture conservés avec deux photographies contrecollées, 345 pages. On trouve insérée dans le volume, une correspondance de Monsieur André Seure, archiviste qui mena des recherches sur Hennequin Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Capitalist System"

      1932 - Original political cartoon, entitled "Capitalist System," 12 x 18 inches. Charcoal drawing by Minor depicting capitalism as an inflated (oddly shaped like an elephant) bespectacled old man strapped onto the back of a muscular worker bent over a cliff prepared to throw his political foe over the edge; a stunning piece of labor history. Shipping extra.

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        THE CHINABERRY TREE

      London: Elkin Mathews & Marrot: 1932. . First UK printing. . Very good+ in bright blue cloth with publisher's stylized EM logo on bottom on spine - very minimal shelfwear, some discoloration to edges of textblock, pages almost white with no foxing and only very slight toning. Dustjacket has a little loss at the upper corner of the front fold and at the folds at the sides of the spine, but is overall in very good condition, bright and attractive, and extremely uncommon. . Third novel by this influential Harlem Renaissance writer - considered the first 'modern' African American woman novelist, editor of 'The Crisis.' This book is known in two English bindings, a bright blue and a light green. While no definite priority has been established, since the color of the blue binding is picked up by the design of the dustjacket (thus making the overall design more satisfying) and since the blue binding bulks slightly thicker than the light green, an argument can be made that the blue would be priority A. Certainly the blue binding is the more attractive version.

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        Art Forms in Nature. Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

      London: A. Zwemmer, 1932.. First UK Edition. Green hardback cloth cover with gilt titles and gilt embossed leaf (Nigella Damascena) to front board. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with bumping to corners and spine ends plus 2 scratches to cloth of rear board. Gilt titles bright. Light foxing to prelims - page edges and introduction. Front inner hinge cracking. Bookplate to front paste down. Binding tight. 320mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). XIII + 120pp. 120 photogravure plates.

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        LA PRINCESSE SONIA, SES BOTTES, SON ESCLAVE.

      Editions du Couvre-Feu 1932 In-8 broché. Complet des 30 illustrations hors-texte de Kurtys. 14,6 x 22,7 cm., 327 pp. Premier volume d'une trilogie (« Sous la férule féminine ») de Grégor Yvan, un auteur amateur d'hommes soumis à d'impérieuses dominatrices ("Cruelle Despote"). La princesse Kartozoff est ainsi décrite: « Créature magnifique, l'infernale princesse Sonia, sanglée dans son corset noir et chaussée de hautes bottes en cuir vernis, règne par la torture et les cruelles voluptés sur les hommes, esclaves de ses vices et de ses turpitudes. Ouvrage de près de 400 pages débordant d'une sensualité exaspérée. » (catalogue de l'éditeur). Le comte Roger de Blancpal va le découvrir, à qui la princesse demande dès la vingtième page de devenir son esclave. Se succéderont humiliations , corrections à la cravache, au fouet, ou encore avec « un vieux knout singulier qui provenait de la Sibérie Orientale [qui] se composait de trois grosses lanières garnies de pointes et solidement fixées à un long manche flexible. ». Tenu en laisse, traité comme un chien, recouvert de déjections intimes, mis en captivité au Temple des Mille Torture, dans une forêt près de l'Himalaya, le comte supportera, au paroxysme de l'excitation, la frustration sexuelle que lui impose Sonia, qui lui préfère les caresses de Véra, prêtresse de Kali. Peut se lire indépendamment des deux autres volumes. Ouvrage très rare dans ce bel état de conservation, richement illustré de dessins au trait faisant la part belle aux cuissardes vernies de Sonia et à Blancpal dans des situations humiliantes (battu, faisant le beau comme un chien, nu sur un chevalet, rentrant dans sa niche, etc.) Très bon couverture souple Edition originale

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        Neues Haus - Neue Welt

      Rudolf Mosse Buchverlag, Berlin 1932 - Text in German / French / English - 53 monochrome photographs by Arthur Koster - drawings - spine damage with loss (see photo) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        Rumour at Nightfall (Suppressed by Author)

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1932. First American Edition, First (and only) Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No DJ. Black cloth over boards, quarter red and black patterned cloth and title to spine, top edge stained red, small 8vo (7-1/2 inches tall), "1932" on title page and "FIRST EDITION" on copyright page, pp. 299. Title leaf tipped in by publisher between half-title and dedication leaf. Volume with light taps to corners, spine ends a little softened, fade to top edges and spine, joints with cloth slightly darkened and a spot or two to top edge stain. Scarce and never reprinted, suppressed by Greene for being "... of a badness beyond the power of criticism..." and with only 1018 copies of the Doran edition being sold (opposed to the 2500 copies that were made available in the Heinemann printing) can make the Doran edition most difficult to find in good collectible condition. Ref. Ahearn, 1990, p. 226.

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        The World Crisis, full set of U.S. first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill

      INSCRIBED AND DATED BY CHURCHILL. Any inscribed World Crisis set is a prize, but inscribed U.S. editions seem considerably more scarce than inscribed British editions. Collectors will note, the U.S. first edition of the World Crisis is the true first edition, as U.S. publication preceded the British. Offered here is a full set of U.S. first editions signed by Churchill in Volume IV, The Aftermath. A lovely inked inscription by the author in three lines on the ffep reads "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill Feb. 1932". All volumes are first edition, first printings except for The Aftermath, which is first edition, third printing. In February of 1932, Churchill was traveling in the United States on a lucrative and successful lecture tour. He spoke in many cities throughout the month before departing for England on 11 March aboard the ocean liner Majestic. This volume was undoubtedly inscribed during the tour. Publisher Charles Scribner wrote to Churchill on the day of his departure "I sincerely hope that you made no mistake in trusting your books to us. we will continue to back them until they come into their own." Churchill's books most certainly did come into their own. The inscribed volume is in very good condition. The russet boards are bright and clean with square corners and only minor shelf wear at the bottom edge. The spine is just slightly faded with minor wear at head and tail, but is clean and retains good color and bright gilt. The contents are clean and bright with no inscriptions save the one by the author. The third printing was issued in September 1929, six months after the first. The five first edition, first printing books comprising the rest of this set are in very good to near-fine condition with minor flaws and wear. The contents are uniformly clean, tight, and unusually bright for paper that is prone to age-yellowing. There is no spotting. There are no previous ownership marks save for a bookplate on the pastedown of The Unknown War. The boards are all clean and bright with only minor scuffing or blemishes. Spine presentation shows only very mild fading. Even the notoriously fade-prone Volume I spine retains good color, although the gilt has darkened as is normal for this volume. Of special note, the folding map at p.388 of The Unknown War is properly folded with no tears; there is just some wear to the leading edge where it protrudes slightly from the text block. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.1, Woods/ICS A31(aa).

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        Eine auto-biographische Teilskizze [copy inscribed to Paul Geuthner]

      C. J. Bucher AG, Luzerne 1932 In-8 broché, agrafé, une bande rouge adhésive au dos, 35pp. 1 tableau. Rudolph Said-Ruete (1869-1946) était le second fils d'Emily Ruete, princesse de Zanzibar et d'Oman et fille du sultan Al-Bu-Said, et d'un marchand allemand, Rudolph Heinrich Ruete. Il devint journaliste et écrivain, s'installa à Londres quand le parti Nazi arriva au pouvoir en Allemagne. Par son mariage, il était le cousin d'Alfred Moritz. Il fut un potentiel sultan de Zanzibar, homme d'affaires, orientaliste, politicien, humaniste prônant le rapprochement des Juifs et des Arabes. Cette très rare plaquette autobiographique a été publiée en 1932, à 150 exemplaires signés. Elle est ornée en frontispice d'un portrait photographique, tirage original, 9 x 13,5 cm, sur papier albuminé avec un envoi manuscrit de l'auteur à Paul Geuthner, célèbre éditeur de la Librairie Orientaliste. Saïd-Ruete reprend un texte qu'il publia dans « Der Islam » : Die Al-Bu-Said- Dynastie in Arabien und Ostafrika, avec un tableau généalogique (Stammtafel der Al-Bu-Said-Dynastie); suivi d'un court texte biographique et d'une chronologie des moments importants de sa vie, avec mentions de ses publications. La couverture bleue imprimée en noir est en partie insolée Bon couverture souple Edition originale Dedicacé par l'auteur

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        THE HARNESS OF DEATH

      New York: Dodd Meade And Company, 1932 First Edition of the author's second book. 8vo., 290pp. Green cloth stamped black, pale green endpapers, neat name on ffe. A very good copy in like dustwrapper showing modest use; a couple of small chips at the head & heel of the spine. A very uncommon Golden Age, Inspector Drury of Scotland Yard mystery.. 1st Edition.

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