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        Die Göttinnen. Oder die drei Romane der Herzogin von Assy

      Bln./Wien/Lpz., Zsolnay 1932.. gr.-8°. 701 (1) S. OLn. Mit Goldpräg. Mit eh. Signatur Heinrich Manns, dat. 1932 am flieg. Vorsatz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        THE DESERT COLUMN

      Angus and Robertson 1932 - Printed 3 days after the first edition,very rare copy.Soft cream coloured cloth with red titles to spine and front cover.Spine id darkened with edge wear and a 5cm crack along rear hinge,otherwise good.Block is sound and tight,front hinge cracked,holding but sloppy,some initial foxing.Quite a presentable copy of this rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE BOOK SHOP]
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        Faraday's Diary: 1820-62 (8 Volumes)

      London: G. Bell and Sons, 1932. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Tremendous eight volume (incl. index) publication of Michael Faraday's Diary from the years 1820-1862. Faraday had bequeathed his Diaries to the Royal Institution and from 1932-6 they released this first printing. A fascinating record of the work of one of the great experimentalists. Under the editorial supervision of Thomas Martin with a foreword by William Bragg, it contains all his notes, observations and figures as well facsimiles of his own sketches that pepper the margins. Also included are a number of b/w plates that show excerpts from his hand-written diary, his equipment (his large electromagnet), his larger diagrams or portraits of Faraday himself. Large 8vo. Blue cloth boards with gilt titling. In publisher's original plain white wrappers. Top edge coloured. The dust-jackets are a little bumped and shelf-worn. Boards are very slightly dusty with the merest foxing to fore-edge but contents are crisp and clean and covers are bright and square. A very good/near fine set. .

      [Bookseller: AJ Scruffles]
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        Essai de critique indirecte, le mystère laïc ? Des beaux-arts considérés comme un assassinat *

      Grasset, (Paris) 13.4.1932. - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. Nickel non coupé. Bel envoi autographe signé de Cocteau, recouvrant tout le faux-titre. Le mystère laïc, pré publié en 1928 et semble-t-il dans une version quelque peu différente, est essentiellement consacré au peintre Giorgio de Chirico. Le second texte quant à lui évoque toutes sortes de figures ?Picasso, Dali, Bérard,?? et diverses formes d'expression, de l'écriture à l'art graphique en passant par le cinéma, le jazz,?Un livre qui prend souce à bien des formes de lumineuse création. Image visible sur site céleste. Édition en partie originale. L'un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur papier vert lumière, outre 6 Japon, 13 Montval, 31 Arches et 72 Lafuma, ces quatre derniers réimposés, et 2'500 Alfa.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Jack the Giant Killer Including Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty with Pop-Up Illustrations in Color

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1932. Very nice copy of a classic pop-up book. All four pop-ups (one for each story) are in nice shape with no rips, tears, or tape. Sound hinges. Clean pages with an occasional finger smudge. Small scuff on front free endpaper. Usual glue residue between signatures. Cover has some minor wear and soiling. Dust jacket has some toning on front panel and along spine. Fairly scarce with dust jacket and in condition this nice.. _. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Lentz, Harold. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        The Orators

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1932. An English Study. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket of The Davenant Bookshop, Oxford. Very mild fading just to ends of spine, faint spotting to endpapers; an excellent copy in the somewhat spine-tanned jacket with small chips to ends and corners. First edition, first impression, of Auden's second regularly published book (after the collection Poems, 1930), and his first single coherent work. This copy if from the library of All Souls historian, literary scholar and poet A. L. Rowse (1903-97), a friend of Auden in his Oxford days, and author of "The Poet Auden: a personal memoir" (Methuen, 1987), which made much of their early friendship but asserted that Auden declined as a poet on leaving for America. It includes a single leaf, laid in, on both sides of which Rowse has written out notes on the book (undated but likely from when Rowse was writing his memoir of Auden), mainly interesting for revealing the biographical references within the text: "Q. obviously immense verbal talent + vitality. The atmosphere of the time - nerves on edge - expectation of war in boy Scouts terms. Private refs - to the sainted B - Q ... Edward Upward, the Carritts + Dick Crossman. Bogeys - Beethameer = Beaverbrook, Heathcliffe = Northcliffe. The Giants of those years - MacDonald, Briand Hoover Baldwin, really pygmies... Parody: full of private refs - Addresses for a Prize day incorporates a large slab of speech the HM actually delivered at his prep sch...", and proceeding into more specific notes with page references, one of which indicates the gulf between the poet and the don: Rowse retorting drily, of Auden's mocking line on p46, "The Oxford Don: 'I don't feel quite happy about pleasure.'", that "The Oxford Don had a point". This copy also includes, laid in, a single printed advertisement slip from Faber (very likely by T. S. Eliot; Rowse has signed the publisher's blurb on the flap of the jacket, "TSE") on which is printed a brief retrospect of "the history of English poetry in the first third of the twentieth century", categorising the poets into three camps, those "whose technique was perfected and whose reputation was established before the war", those "who perfected their weapons and who became established during and immediately after the war", and "finally the poets who have come long enough after the second type to have profited by their rebellion, without being directly derivative. It is only within the last few years that it has been possible to distinguish the existence of true growth among the third class, the youngest of our poets", meaning of course Auden himself.

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        The Knife of the Times and Other Stories

      The Dragon Press, Ithaca, NY 1932 - The first American edition, published by the Dragon Press in 1932. Ithaca, New York. A near fine example of the book with a trace of wear to the tips. Dust jacket very good with light chipping along the upper edge and a fingernail sized triangular chip to the base of the rear panel. Dust jacket also includes the original protective glassine wrapper which is also very good. The book was printed in an edition of 500 copies and the first collection of the author's short stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TRB]
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        THE BOOK-BAG

      1932. [inscribed by Maugham] Florence: G. Orioli, 1932. Original light blue boards with cream cloth spine, with dust jacket. First Separate Edition, issued as No. 9 in Orioli's "Lungarno Series," limited to 725 numbered copies signed by Maugham (this being copy #74).~This tale has a strange history. Maugham had submitted it to Cosmopolitan years earlier, but its editor Ray Long rejected it because he feared readers would be offended by the subject matter (incest between British adult brother and sister in Malaya; the ending is vaguely reminiscent of Conrad's "Oh the horror!" in "Heart of Darkness"). In 1932, Long decided to publish an anthology of the twenty best stories he had published in Cosmopolitan, and decided (with Maugham's acquiescence) to include "The Book-Bag." Three months after Long's anthology, Orioli's Florence edition came out (Orioli being the publisher who also took on some of D. H. Lawrence's writings others would not touch). (Toole Stott points out that ultimately, Ray Long indirectly lost his life due to Maugham: after reading The Moon and Sixpence Long decided that he too would become an artist in the South Pacific, left his career (in his fifties) to do just that, and subsequently committed suicide there when he realized he had no talent.) This is a near-fine copy, slightly faded along the top edge; the dust jacket is just about fine. Toole Stott A43b.~In addition to his signature on the frontispiece, Maugham inscribed this copy on the front endpaper "For Karl Pfeiffer | W. Somerset Maugham". Karl Pfeiffer of South Carolina (later an instructor at UNC) first met Maugham in 1923, when at a Washington hotel he was "recruited" as a fourth hand in a game of bridge. In the late 1930s Pfeiffer got back in touch with Maugham, and they communicated frequently; during World War II (at which time Maugham lived in the U.S.), they also met with some frequency. During the decade after the war, their relationship went steadily downhill, with Pfeiffer wanting to write a biography of Maugham and Maugham insisting that he not do so until after Maugham had died. Pfeiffer did so anyway (SOMERSET MAUGHAM: A Candid Portrait, in 1959), and in the book he insulted Maugham's writing -- essentially terminating their long association.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        The Little Wizard Series. The Jell-O Booklets: 4 Vols. Ozma and the Little Wizard, Tiktok and the Nome King, Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse, and The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman

      Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Company, 1932. Complete set of all four Little Wizard volumes issued as Jell-O premiums Jell-O advertisements appear on the title page and page [30] of each volume. Jell-O recipes are printed inside the rear covers, and the back covers contain colored illustrations of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman carrying a giant platter of Jell-O. Hanff p. 84 and Bienvenue p. 86-87. All of the volumes are complete with sound saddle-stapled bindings. No rips, tape, writing, or missing pieces. Minor wear, mostly along spines. Light soiling to Ozma. Looks like a small (1/4") split at the spine tail of Scarecrow has been neatly mended.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Neil, John R.. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        The Grandeur of the Gorges; Fifty Photographic Studies, with Descriptive Notes, of China's Great Waterway, the Yangtze Kiang, Including Twelve Hand-Coloured Prints

      Shanghai:: A. S. Watson & Co./ Kelly & Walsh,. 1932.. Second Impression. Hardcover. Fine. An irreplacable record of the upper Yangtze River as it existed before the building of the Three Gorges Dam (construction began in 1994; completed in 2008), with illustrations and photogravures of natural and historic landmarks now partially or completely submerged by the river. Although some historic monuments were saved by being dismantled and moved, there are doubtless thousands of undiscovered and unexplored sites which have simply been lost as a result of the dam's construction. The famed terra cotta warriors of Xian, for example, an astonishing funerary monument representing the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China & consisting of 8,000 full size warriors, was discovered by a farmer in 1974, entirely by accident.& & The author, a Scottish photographer, lived and worked in China in the early twentieth century; the images included here are from the 1920s. Illustrations include the following: The Pierced Cliff, Red Rock, Bright Rapid, Ch'ing T'an Village, Yellow Cat Gorge, The Witches Gorge, Otter's Cave Rapid, The Temple of the Yellow Peaks, The Mountain of Learning, Bridge at Wan Hsien, The wind Box Gorge, Lamp Light Gorge, The City of Temples.& & 4to. Bound with a bright gold leaf covered spine and corners; with black embossed bamboo patterned silk and gilt lettering. Illustrated with 50 tipped in plates from photographs, each with a page of descriptive notes; sketches by Lt.Col. H G Gandy. The plates are of China's great waterway, the Yangtze Kiang and also include 12 hand-coloured tipped in photographs. A magnificent production.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        Chamber Music (First Viking Edition)

      New York: The Viking Press, 1932. First printing of this edition, preceded in the US by the Huebsch edition in 1918 and an unauthorized printing by The Cornhill Company earlier that same year. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket is exceptionally bright for this title, with nicking at the crown and a couple of corners and faintest soil. A superior example.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Memorial, The [First State]

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Very Fine. First Impression ('First Published 1932' on copyright page), one of only 1,222 copies. Publisher's first-state pale pink linen lettered in blue, brown top edge; in mid-brown illustrated dust jacket (designed by Jack Banting), printed in blue and priced 7/6. Just about Fine (front hinge very slightly cracked, end papers lightly spotted), in a pristine jacket. Woolmer 294. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, the death of Isherwood’s father in the First World War and the deep, lifelong mourning into which his mother fell provide much of the background for the family dynamics of Isherwood's early novels, including The Memorial, in which Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between a desire to emulate his heroic father and his envy for his father’s great friend Edward Blake, who survived the war only to throw himself into gay life in Berlin and the pursuit of meaningless relationships. The story is imbued with Freudian family analysis, centering on the conflict between mother and son, and rebellion against the stifling English class society (Isherwood was born onto a withering branch of a distinguished family tree that had roots in Cheshire extending back to the Civil War). In his early career Isherwood adopted the high-Modernist style of the preceding generation of English novelists, particularly Virginia Woolf (whose Hogarth Press brought out The Memorial) and D. H. Lawrence. While breaking no new stylistic ground, Isherwood was experimenting with the novel form, recombining the chapters of The Memorial into a non-sequential chronology. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Wundergarten Der Natur. Neue Bilddokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen

      Berlin: Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft,, 1932. Quarto. Loose leaves in the original grey cloth chemise portfolio, decoration and titles to front board and spine in red. 120 full page photogravures by Blossfeldt. An excellent copy with just the lightest of browning to the chemise portfolio. First edition, first printing, portfolio edition: the preferred format of one of the greatest and most influential photographic books ever published, this being the second photobook in Blossfeldt's pivotal trilogy. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly developed a fully fledged abstracted aesthetic which found a ready audience around the world. Many subsequent photographers cite his books as a key influence on their work. This loose leaf version is by far the scarcest of all of Blossfeldt's publications and by a margin the most desirable.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        MDISI, BIBI, SAFARI Text by Balder Olden.

      Berlin: Buchdruckerei gebr. Mann und der Graphischen Anstalt Ganymed, 1932. First ed. Vennemann, Wolfgang. Folio, 16 pp. bound text, with 32 numbered leaves of mounted b&w photogravure plates, each with attached tissue-guard. Laid-in a four point portfolio, with a mounted photogravure (rubbed) on the upper board, cloth spine, which is lightly worn at the lower edge. Plates and contents are fine with the exception of a few creased tissue-guards. Wolfgang Vennemann, a German photographer was active in Africa in the 1920's - 1930's, and on the Western Front during WWII. The photographs are of the various peoples of Africa, from the North to the Sub-Sahara regions. The title translates from the Swaheli as "Bananas, Women, Wandering". Text in German. Limited to 500 numbered copies.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Fourteen Wood Engravings

      Golden Cockerel Press nd {1932}. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. Fine copy of Gibbings superb b&w wood engravings from an Orient Line Cruise. Original yellow wrappers now bound-in with modern, tasteful decorative hard cover, preserving originals to a fantastic standard. Ex Libris Peter Foster {Vine Press}

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        THE FUN OF IT...RANDOM RECORDS OF MY OWN FLYING AND OF WOMEN IN AVIATION

      New York: Brewer, Warren and Putnam, 1932. Excellent condition signed copy with unplayed original record and seal still on record. First edition, third printing, signed by Earhart. With an original recording of Earhart's internationally broadcast speech given the day she completed her solo transatlantic flight. "From Amelia Earhart's International Broadcast in London, May 22, 1932 as picked up in New York by Silvertone." Signed by Miss Earhart on the first blank page in ink. Images of all the great collectable points of this book are available for viewing at http://www.popeks.com/books/22429.jpg , http://www.popeks.com/books/22429a.jpg , http://www.popeks.com/books/22429aaa.jpg and http://www.popeks.com/books/22429aa.jpg . Photo illustrated throughout, including stunning shot of Amelia in frontispiece. Fine copy in what would be a good DJ(scarce) except a 1 1/2 inch square piece torn away, thus only a fair DJ. .. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fair.

      [Bookseller: Popeks Used and Rare Books]
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        LA LEGION D'HONNEUR: SA SOCIETE D'ENTR'AIDE ET SON MUSEE LES ANCIENS ORDRES FRANCAIS DE CHEVALERIE

      Les Editions D'Art "Le Document". Paris.: Les Editions D'Art "Le Document"., 1932. ...355pp... Thick maroon leather boards, raised spine bands, gilt lettering, A FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR MEDAL ON FRONT COVER, inside dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, WITH MATCHING MOROCCO-TIPPED SLIPCASE... LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES PRINTED ON MADAGASCAR PAPER OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 18... SPECIALLY PRINTED FOR CHEVALIER V. NEAL... Richly illustrated with over 70 full page plates (some of which are in COLOR), reproductions of old engravings, facsimiles, etc... Additional shipping and handling charges will apply... Weighs 13lbs with packaging... BINDING NOTED IN GILT PRINT BY CHARLES BENOIT... Napoleonic Era...Text in French... Minimal wear to slipcase.... Hard Cover.. FINE.. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Voyage au Bout de la Nuit

      Denoël & Steele 1932 - FIRST EDITION of Celine's highly influential first novel. Octavo, original wrappers; custom cloth box. With ads in rear. A few creases to spine and a few spots of soiling. A beautiful copy of a fragile book. Paris: Denoël & Steele, 1932. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectorsFolio]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        The Store

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City New York 1932 - "The Store" by T.S. Stribling. First edition, second printing with the year 1932 in roman numerals on the title page, but lacking the first edition statement on the copyright page. Published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, New York, 1932. Small octavo [5.5" x 8"], 571 pp. With its rare original dust jacket which has the same jacket art as the first issue, with "2nd Edition" on the inner flap. The dust jacket is in very good plus condition. Slight chipping to the edges with minor wear and soiling to the rear panel. The spine is sunned. The original price of $2.50 is present on the front flap. The book is in near fine condition with minor darkening to the white paper label on the spine. The black cloth boards are extremely well preserved and vibrant. The paper labels are intact and legible. The textblock is impeccably clean and bright with sound binding. A very collectible copy of T. S. Stribling's 1933 Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Store". Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(Pul-57) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        Amid These Storms

      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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        BIBLIOTECA HISTÓRICA Y GENEALÓGICA. LOS CABALLEROS DE SANTIAGO. 7 Tomos. Colección Completa.

      - Madrid. Estanislao Maestre, Edit. Imp. Moderna (Cuenca) 1932-1936. 1ª edic. numerada, nº 37, 73, 34, 65, 31, 131, 27 de 200 ejemplares. 25x17 cm. T. I, VIII + 376 págs. 1 h. * T. II, 1 h. 267 págs. 1 h. * T. III, 2 h. 382 págs. 1 h. * T. IV, 1 h. 401 págs. 1 h. * T. V, 1 h. 394 págs. 1 h. * T. VI, 2 h. 395 págs. 1 h. * T. VII, 1 h. 390 págs. 1 h. intonso. Perfectos. # heráldica [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Torreón de Rueda]
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        Family History

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1932. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine somewhat faded with a mild crease, ends and corners slightly rubbed, cloth very trivially marked, mild toning to some leaves; a sound copy in very good condition, with the faded jacket slightly creased and rubbed. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SIGNPOST. Signed

      Toronto: Macmillan Canada, 1932 Livesay, Dorothy. SIGNPOSTS. Toronto: Macmillan, 1932. [Printed by Walter Lewis, The University Press, Cambridge, England]. 12mo., 61 pp. First Canadian Edition [from English sheets]. Quarter tan linen backed, vertical issued without dustwrapper. Inscribed by the Author" " A Monsieur Mayrand / Ami de la France / Meilleurs souvenirs! / Dorothy Livesay" A lovely copy of her second collection of poems.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Story of My Life. Inscribed by Darrow with dust jacket

      1932. Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. The Story of My Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. xiv, 495 pp. Fourteen plates (with 16 illustrations). Cloth very good in dustjacket with some edgewear and chipping. Author inscription in bold hand to half-title. * First edition. The inscription reads: "Inscribed to/ Bob Edwards / With the kind regards of/ Clarence Darrow/ October 18 - 1934." Later printing that includes the account of the Massie trial. When Clarence Darrow died in 1938 at the age of 81, few disputed that he was one of the great attorneys of his generation. There were other lawyers in his lifetime who contributed more to the development of legal science, who rose to positions of greater influence, or who won larger financial rewards, but perhaps none who could match his record as a crusader for the common man.

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        OPERAS AND PLAYS, PLAIN EDITION [LTD IN SLIPCASE]

      Printed By Maurice Darantiere for the 'plain Edition' Paris: Printed By Maurice Darantiere for the 'plain Edition'. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Paperback. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Operas and Plays, first edition, ONE OF 500 COPIES. Sm. 4to, 7. 25" x 5.5" in orig. Tan wrappers; minor wear, in orig. Case of tan bds (some darkening). Attractive copy. H. & G. XIX. ; 0 .

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        Rimeless Numbers

      London: by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1932. Octavo. Original marbled paper boards, paper title label to spine and front board. Spine a little rolled and tanned, labels, edges and some leaves spotted. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Inscribed by Trevelyan to his Bloomsbury group friend Irene Cooper Willis on the first blank, "Irene, from Bob, April 1932". This edition was published in May, making this a prepublication presentation copy. Willis was a close friend of Trevelyan and received inscribed copies of most of the poet's books. As well as being an author in her own right, she was notably the literary executrix of Thomas Hardy, and also the friend and executrix of Vernon Lee [pseud. of the Florence-based aesthete author Violet Paget: 1856-1935]. Willis had connections to the whole Trevelyan clan: R. C. Trevelyan's younger brother the historian George Macaulay Trevelyan was involved in the founding of the British Institute of Florence, to which Willis bequeathed Vernon Lee's substantial library; and Willis also sat with Trevelyan's older brother Charles Philips Trevelyan on the executive committee of the Union of Democratic Control (the left-wing political group dissenting against British policy during the First World War), of which R. C. Trevelyan was also a member. Willis has herself inscribed in pencil, at the appropriate titles, the true identity of the initialled addressees of a number of Trevelyan's Epistola poems in this collection, which gives us an interesting list of some of their mutual acquaintances.

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        Royal Yachts

      London: Rich and Cowan,, 1932. Published by Gracious Permission of His Majesty The King. Large quarto. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, two raised bands, single rule to boards, naval flag to front board, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 16 mounted colour plates, plus over one hundred further illustrations. A fine copy. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Portrait photograph of Theodore Dreiser

      New York november 8 1932 New York, november 8, 1932. (DREISER, THEODORE) Variant of the print published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 22 cm. (approx 14 x 8-3/4 inches). Half-length, seated with arms crossed. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed in ink giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XV e:2")

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        Les vases communicants.

      Editions des Cahiers Libres 1932 - - Editions des Cahiers Libres, Paris _1932, 14x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 2000 exemplaires sur vélin Omnia, seul tirage avec 25 japon, le nôtre exemplaires du service de presse non numérotés. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Pierre Lagarde. Couverture illustrée par Max Ernst. Dos et plats marginalement insolés, exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THOUGHTS AND PICTURES. By Eugene B. Kuntz... [wrapper title]

      Haverhill, Mass.: Co-operatively Published by H. P. Loveracft [sic] and C. W. Smith,. Jan 1932. original decorated pink wrappers printed in black, sewn.. Just a bit of fading to covers, faint vertical crease at center where. folded for mailing, a fine copy. Rare. (#138795). First edition. Anonymously edited by Lovecraft, with a two-page "foreword" by Lovecraft on Kuntz's poetry. The third and last book edited by Lovecraft. Number of copies printed not known but most likely no more than 100 were produced. Joshi I-D-i-3. Currey, p. 331.

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        President Hoover Praises "the high ideals of the Republican Party"

      President Hoover Praises "the high ideals of the Republican Party".& & In 1932, Hoover was nominated by the Republicans for a second term. The election took place as the effects of the Great Depression were being felt intensely. The President had taken action to combat the country's problems but had done so within the context of Republican philosophy at the time, which was that government should have limited power and thus a limited role to play. The Democrats were led by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who promised a New Deal and more government involvement. The theme of Hoover's campaign was that his opponent's policies smacked of socialism and that no good would flow from them, and he used these points to motivate his supporters. & & Typed Letter Signed on White House letterhead, Washington, September 29, 1932, to John E. Sloane, Thomas Edison's son-in-law and publicity director who was also president of the Essex for Hoover Club. "I shall be grateful if you will extend my warm appreciation to the members of the Essex for Hoover Club for their fine cooperation in carrying forward the high ideals of the Republican Party. Your and their loyal support is a heartening promise of victory for the cause in this campaign."& & The American people wanted something done to alleviate the Depression's effects, and Hoover's popularity waned as voters felt he was unable to reverse the economic collapse. They turned to Roosevelt who won in a landslide. This letter remained in the possession of the Edison descendants until 2007 when we acquired it.&

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        Sudden Death

      Harpers, 1932. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Sudden Death, Freeman Wills Crofts, Harpers, 1932, 2nd printing. An Inspector French Case. A Harper Sealed Mystery. Very good example with the green sealing sheets still intact. In a dust jacket. Description: Book; Black boards with red lettering embossed to the spine and front panel, publisher's Mystery Seal in red on both spine and front. Dust jacket; Yellow panels front and back, yellow flaps, blue spine. Front panel illustrated with striking skeleton design that is not accredited. Back panel lists eight other titles in the "Harper Sealed Mystery Stories" series, the number 666 appears on the bottom of the panel. (how appropriated!) Front flap not price clipped, numbered 2020 on the bottom, rear flap still has order form intact and not filled in. Condition: Book; Very good. Bright and tight book with no marks to the pages. Faint stain to front board, light sunning to the spine, front points lightly rubbed, one ding to the lower edge of the front board, else near fine. The green seal is broken but both front and back pieces are stitched in and the order form on the back piece is not filled in. Rare in a dust jacket, scarce with clean Sealed Mystery sheets intact. Dust jacket; Good only. Bight yellow will little sign of sunning to front, back or flaps, image on front is clean and bright, spine is lightly sunned, but all edges are chipped and there sizable pieces missing from the bottom of the spine that extends into the publisher's name, and along the front panel at that location that extends into the first two letters in the publisher's name, the top of the spine at the leading edge and a third piece missing from the lower edge of the back panel. Light soiling is evident on the yellow background, otherwise a clean copy. Also, please note there is a reflection in the photo along the lower edges of the book. This is light bouncing off the tablecloth and not a fault of the book. More photos available upon request.

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        Autograph Note Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt. [with, on verso:] KISSINGER, Henry. Autograph Note Signed to Eisenstaedt

      N.p., may 31, 1932 (land); april 11, 1972 (kissinger). 8-3/4 x 6-1/4 inches. On recto and verso of single leaf (each inscription in ink). Small puncture holes in margin . Edwin H. Land (1909-1991) is best remembered for the instant film and cameras of the Polaroid Corporation, which he founded in 1937. Second only to Edison in the number of patents he received, Land developed the first modern polarizing filters as an undergraduate at Harvard, and studied light and optics throughout his career. He demonstrated his one-step camera at a meeting of the Optical Society of America in February 1947 and offered it for sale the following year. Land kept developing further refinements and introduced instant color film in 1962; he even devised an instant motion-picture film in the late 1970s. The premier photographic inventor of the twentieth century pays tribute to the photographer in this superb note: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt, "It has been a rewarding experience for us to have a totally talented visitor at this stage of our research. Watching a great photographer work with directness and simplicity is a rare privilege. We all look forward to your return. Edwin Land May 31, 1972." And on the verso, Kissinger, the master of strategic diplomacy writes: "To Alfred Eisenstaedt, With admiration and good wishes. For his extraordinary patience and insight with so unpromising a subject. Henry A. Kissinger April 11, 1972."

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        REUNION-Weltkriegsbilder-Album. 200 hochinteressante Bilder .Aufnahmen des Kriegs-, Bild- und Filmamtes aus der modernen Materialschlacht, Frontaufnahmen aus den Archiven der Entente.

      Cigarettenfabrik "Reunion", Obercunnersdorf O.-L. 1932 - Kaum sichtbare Gebrauchsspuren nur am Umschlag, sehr gut, sehr frisch ! Vollständig. Fast sehr guter Zustand. 200 s-w-Bilder nach Fotografien. 23 Blatt, unpag., zur Hälfte Taf. Goldgeprägte Original-Broschur.

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        BLACK MISCHIEF

      Chapman & Hall 1932 - First edition. 8vo. Original marbled cloth in pictorial dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, the jacket is mainly complete, with slight rubs to the corners. The author's third novel, drawing on his experiences in Africa which as he reported in his travel journal, Ninety Two Days, were "experiences vivid enough to demand translation into literary form". Given the instant success of Waugh's first two novels, the critical response was lukewarm, and the novel became better known for its attack on the Catholic journal, The Tablet, and the heated response from The Tablet's Editor, Ernest Oldmeadow, who asserted that it was "a work both disgraceful and scandalous. It abounds in coarse and sometimes disgusting passages, and its climax is disgusting." Needless to say this did nothing to harm sales. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Sheet Music -- Morton Gould: Three Conservative Sketches: 1. Russian (Inscribed association copy)

      New York: G. Schirmer, 1932. First Edition. Soft Cover. Poor/No Jacket. Signed by Author. 4to. Illustrated art-deco hot-pink-and-black wraps; pp. [6] including front and rear wrap. Very fragile, badly chipped and torn, with significant loss and leaves separated. However, this is Gould's extremely scarce (one copy only in OCLC, with two additional listings showing it bound together with "Conservative Sketches" numbers 2 and 3) first published work, and is INSCRIBED, in his distinctive hand, on the verso of the front wrap: "June 11, 1932 / To my sweet, little Shirley, / A small token of appreciation for the inspiration you have given me. / My first publication, to my first love. With deepest admiration & devotion -- / Morton." Shirley is Shirley Uzin, who Morton had just met a year earlier, when they were both 17, and who he would marry in 1936 (see Goodman, MORTON GOULD: AN AMERICAN SALUTE, pp. 63-130). A deeply flawed but utterly unique item, each leaf protected in an archival sleeve, the whole in a custom-made folding wrapper.

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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.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Tarzan Triumphant - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Publishers. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1932. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive First Edition in pebbled blue cloth with red lettering in Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Zeuschner 783 ; Backed by Chief Muviro and his faithful Waziri warriors, Tarzan faces Soviet agents seeking revenge and a lost tribe descended from early Christians practicing a bizarre and debased religious cult .

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        Hunting Dinosaurs in the Bad Lands of the Red Deer River, Alberta Canada. A Sequel to the Life of a Fossil Hunter

      San Diego: Published by the Author 1932, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) xv,261pp. Near fine. Small Octavo in original green cloth with black stamped title on front board and spine. Frontispiece from a drawing. 58 illustrations from photos. A very nice copy. The revised privately printed edition of Sternberg's classic Badlands expedition. Inscribed on the front blank to Dick Sternberg. We assume this is a family member..

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        Images. Cinquante-quatre photographies, recueillies et présentées par Jean Brérault

      Paris: A. Calavas, 1932. Livre. Très bon. En Feuilles. Ed. originale. Paris, A. Calavas, Librairie des Arts décoratifs, sd [1932]. 33,5 x 26 cm, 2 ff. n. ch. (titre et préface) - 54 planches de photographies en noir tirées en héliogravure - 4 ff. n. ch. (table des planches), en feuilles sous chemise rigide de demi-toile écru à rubans, titre en creux au premier plat et imprimé au dos, rhodoïd. Edition originale rare. Ces photographies ont été choisies dans un but pédagogique, elles sont à sujet scientifique (portait d'Albert Einstein, astronomie...), architectural (effet de nuit à Notre-Dame, Tombouctou, tombeau de l'empereur Minh Mang à Hué, village Habé au Soudan...), paysagier (la Seine aux Andelys, le Mont-Blanc, gorges du Seldja en Tunisie...), industriel (locomotive, la chaîne aux usines Citroën...) et ethnologique (jeune fille Man Tien au Tonkin, jeune fille Djennenké au Soudan, femme Peulhe, ceuillette des noix de coco au Togo...). Photographies de Génia Reinberg, Marius Gravot, Georges Tairraz, Chevojon, Frédéric Boissonas, Paul E. Guillot... Petite tache à la page de titre et une autre au portefeuille, sinon un très bel exemplaire..

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        Directional Studies of Atmospherics at High Frequencies; Electrical Disturbances Apparently of Extraterrestrial Origin; Minimum Noise Levels Obtained on Short-Wave Radio Receiving Systems

      Menasha, Wi: Institute Of Radio Engineers, 1932,. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITIONS IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Karl Jansky's ground-breaking papers announcing the discovery of radio astronomy, a new science that has become one of the essential methods for making modern astronomical observations. Working at Bell Labs, Jansky "was given the task of investigating factors that could interfere with radio waves used for long-distance communication. He designed a linear directional antenna, which, mounted on wheels from a Model T Ford, could scan the sky. He indentified all the sources of interference, such as thunderstorms, except for one weak emission. This he found to be unconnected with the Sun and in 1931 he discovered that the radio interference came from the stars. Jansky published his findings in the Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers in December 1932 ['Directional Studies of Atmospherics at High Frequencies'], the date that marks precisely the beginnings of radio astronomy" (Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists). Jansky's follow-up paper, "Electrical Disturbances Apparently of Extraterrestrial Origin," published in 1933, was equally transformative, articulating "his revolutionary claim that the hiss static seemed to have its origin in our Milky Way galaxy, with a maximum in a direction that pointed close to the galactic center" (American National Biography). "At the age of just twenty-six, Karl Jansky had become the first person to detect and identify radio waves coming from outer space, a truly historic discovery... The true significance of Jansky's breakthrough surpasses even the momentous discovery that the Milky Way emits radio waves. His accomplishment was to establish the science of radio astronomy and to demonstrate that astronomers could learn a huge amount about the universe by looking beyond the narrow band of electromagnetic wavelengths that are visible to the human eye... He announced his result in a paper entitled 'Electrical Disturbances Apparently of Extraterrestrial Origin' (Simon Singh, Big Bang). The third paper in the collection, "Minimum Noise Levels Obtained on Short-Wave Radio Receiving Systems" discusses problems of noise levels and interference in short-wave systems. Directional Studies of Atmospherics at High Frequencies. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, vol.20, no.12 (Dec.1932), pp.1920-1932. WITH: Electrical Disturbances Apparently of Extraterrestrial Origin. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, vol.21, no.10 (Oct.1933), pp.1387-1398. WITH: Minimum Noise Levels Obtained on Short-Wave Radio Receiving Systems. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers, vol.25, no.12 (Dec.1937), pp.1517-1530. Menasha, WI: Institute of Radio Engineers, 1932-1937. Octavo, original wrappers. RARE.

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        Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and Other Stories

      London, Longmans, Green and Co. 1932., 1932. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth in original dustwrapper, INSCRIBED by the author; Bettina and Eric / from / Paddy (Stella Gibbons) / Christmas /1940. The book shows some light general wear and a little sunning to cloth. Jacket has been professionally restored and now presents as a very good copy indeed. First edition in book -form of these festive short stories which had appeared in such publications as Nash's magazine, Good Housekeeping, The Lady and the Evening Standard.

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        Sense and Sensibility

      - London - Macmillan and Co., 1932 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two attractively bound novels by Jane Austen. Containing Sense and Sensibility (1932) and Mansfield Park (1934). Illustrated throughout with numerous plates by Hugh Thomson. With an introduction by Austin Dobson. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, in lovely condition. . Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, with just the occasional spot. Overall: FINE..

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