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        Railways and Scenery Series 1 , Pre-War Journeys : Nos. 1-76 / J. P. Pearson - [Complete in 4 Volumes]

      Cassell, London, 1932. 1st Edition. Table, figure and chart illustrated. Signed presentation set from the author dated September 1932. Subjects: Travel--Guidebooks. Railroads. S all. Physical desc. : 4 v. (2079 p. ) : diagrs ; 24 cm. Fine copies all in the original fine-ribbed navy cloth. A particularly well preserved set; tight, brightly gilt titled, clean and surprisingly sharp cornered. Presentation sets are uncommon complete and especially in such positive condition.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Men at Work: Photographic Studies of Modern Men and Machines

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932. Near fine in a very good jacket with small chips at the back panel, spine, and bottom edges, as well as two closed edge tears to the back panel, and a bit of rubbing to the printing of the spine. Only the third copy I have seen in jacket in ten years.. First Edition. Small quarto. Hine's iconic images of the construction of the Empire State Building are the highlights of this book originally intended for children. While Hine rarely strayed from documenting social injustice, the modernist aesthetic employed in Men at Work is a fitting corollary to the real star of this book: the American skyscraper. (Open Book 108-109; Auer 187).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        PESNB o STROIKE

      1932. Paperback. 2. RUSSIAN. (MAVRINA & BARTO,A.) PESN O STROIKE [SONG OF CONSTRUCTION] by A. Barto. Moscow, Ogiz, Molodai Gvardia (State Publishers) 1932. 8vo (5 1/8 x 7 1/4"), pictorial wraps, spine and edge mends, VG. The book depicts the changes Russia underwent during the first 5-Year plan. Illustrated by Tatiana Mavrina, every page is in color showing men and women busy doing construction jobs: building bridges, laying bricks, paving roads, building tractors, working in mines etc. Printed on orange paper, every inch of the page is full of color illustrations demonstrating for children the virtues of hard work and comradeship. See Lemmens / Stommels Russian Artists p. 373-4 (pictured).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        (1.) Royal Automobile Club Driver's Certificate. (2.)Regular Army Certificate of Service. ((3.) Personal Observer's and Gunners Flying Log Book

      1932. 1934.1942. (1) in plain red boards. Illustrated with a small gravure of the author. 24mo. (2) in pictorial printed red boards. Faint RAC shield embossing to front cover. Various official stamps to internals. Handwritten bibliography in rear pocket. 12mo. (3) in titled blue cloth. Ruled pages as per contemporary log type. 8vo. Privileged and refined from the Oxbridge mill house, Sgt. G.S. Standring was typical of many pilots who fought the Battle of Britain. The three items herein presented composite to a brief tale of a young fellow caught up in the hurricane of history. In item (1) we see Standring was issued his Driver's Certificate from the Royal Automobile Club - Pall Mall - in December 1932. His photo accompanies this document. Item (2) presents his service record noting in great detail his 1934 enlistment, training and service with the prestigious Royal Horse Guards of the Household Cavalry - the renowned " Blues " - based at Combermere Barracks , Windsor. This official document records Standring as being born in 1914 and now " a six foot fresh complexioned fair-haired blue eyed " chap " with a mole on his left shoulder blade". Through notes in various hands and official stamps permeating the document we observe that after a four year service with the revered Blues Regiment , Standring requests a discharge which enables him to enlist with Royal Air Force. His Colonel describes Standring in his discharge comments as " exemplary in military conduct. An exceptionally intelligent and industrious man". In May 1940 he is taken by the RAF " for duration of emergency ". Item ( 3) begins records Standring's exhaustive training and certification as Air Observer, Astro Navigator and Air Armament Observer at RAF Picton in Ontario, Canada. Several Certification documents in Navigation and Gunnery are laid down on unused pages. Standard Log format indicates through entries in ink Standring's flight time and activities ( navigation, gunnery, etc.) at RAF Picton and later recalled back home to England and assigned to A and D Flights- O.T.U. Lossiemouth ( Elgin). Concise, detailed entries of flights in Anson's, Faiery Battle's and Wellington's, criss-crossing Canada and the island of Great Britain learning the ways of aerial warfare. June 1942, Standring is at last posted to a combat squadron - the 57 - attached to the 3rd Bomber Group of Bomber Command - a hard action squadron of Wellington's and Lancaster's engaged in night bombing raids over Germany. He did not return from his eighth mission, 22 June 1942 as noted in hand by the commander of 57 squadron - " Aircraft failed to return...death presumed ". (1) and (2) are Fine copies. (3) - Covers and extremities moderately rubbed, name and serial number in ink to front cover, fore-edge , bottom edge and spine," Canadian " ink - lined out in " Royal Canadian Air Force" to front cover. A Very Good copy . A superb set of intriguing if not cruel artifacts relating to the brief life of one young warrior.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Gap in the Curtain

      London, Hodder & Stoughton. 1932, 1932. FIRST EDITION, 8vo. Publisher's dark green cloth, bright and clean, minor edgewear. Pictorial dustwrapper with a little sunning to spine panel, minor edgewear to extremities, else near fine. 'Shocker' featuring John Buchan's perennial hero Sir Edward Leithen, whose powers of reasoning and rationality play a principal role in 'The Gap in the Curtain' which is essentially a supernatural thriller concerning serial time in which the brilliant but enigmatic Scandinavian Professor Moe works out a technique for visualizing the future, with lethal consequences. Blanchard. SWANN: Sale 2209 Apr. 2010 The Otto Penzler Collection.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The King of the Golden River

      London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd., (1932). Octavo. 48pp. One of 570 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. With a bright original watercolor on the limitation page signed and dated 1932 by Rackham, depicting the young boy Gluck's first encounter with the King of the Golden River in front of the goldsmith's firey hearth. In John Ruskin's fairy tale, the King is released from enchanted captivity after Gluck's selfish older brothers melt down their younger sibling's prized heirloom, a golden mug, in which the King had been trapped. Illustrated with four color plates, fifteen black & white drawings, pictorial endpapers, and decorations. Fine in full limp vellum, titled in gilt. With the original slipcase, which is lightly worn at its extremities and has a split along the bottom edge and a 1 3/4 inch piece missing from that edge. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Amid These Storms. [Thoughts and Adventures]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932., 39. SIGNED and dated (1954) in ink by Churchill on to first free end paper. Publisher's strong red cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper with blind tooling. Red and white dustwrapper printed in black with a picture of young Churchill in combat gear to spine and upper. Spine and extremities of book faded; ink mark to top of upper board. Dust jacket rubbed, faded to spine, quite frayed along extremities with closed tears and small chips. Shows well, housed in fleece-line cloth slip-case. The American version of 'Thoughts and Adventures' in a rather more striking pictorial dustjacket. Ronald Cohen

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

      London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1932. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. One of 575 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator. A Fine copy of the book in a Near Fine publisher's slipcase. Complete with four full-color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations within the text. Ruskin's powerful fable about love and kindness to others, made the more vivid through Rackham's beautiful illustrations. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The King of the Golden River

      London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd., (1932). Octavo. 48pp. One of 570 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Illustrated with four color plates, fifteen black & white drawings, pictorial endpapers, and decorations. Fine in full limp vellum, titled in gilt. With the original slipcase, which is lightly worn at its extremities, bears adhesive residue along the lower edge, and is unobtrusively repaired with tape at the bottom and fore-edges. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Thoughts and Adventures

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited,, 1932. Octavo. Original olive cloth, titles gilt to spine and upper board. Portrait frontispiece, illustrations to the text. A little rubbed at the extremities, lower corners bumped, bookplate removed from the front pastedown, light browning, a very good copy. First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the western front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". A collection of Churchill's magazine and newspaper journalism written in the same lighter, informal style as My Early Life, the success of Thoughts and Adventures came as a considerable surprise to the publisher. Published on 10 November 1932 in a run of 4,000, three additional printings of 1,000 were required in the same month, two of them before publication, Butterworth writing to Churchill; "We are truly delighted at this success which confounds the Jonahs of the Bookselling trade…To keep pace with the increasing demand, we had to get both printers and binders to work overtime. The sheets were delivered by Passenger train, and the cases were made by the binders in advance" (quoted in Cohen).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Summary of Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland (VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS)

      Glasgow: James Hedderwick & Sons, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Religion) Summary Of The Testimony Of The Reformed Presbyterian Church Of Scotland. Glasgow: James Hedderwick & Sons, 1932. Hardcover. First Edition. No known comparables. Duodecimo. Some edge wear to boards. Very Good. $1000.00

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Jans röhr es., Privat-Druck. Mit zwanzig Schnitten vom Urstock gedruckt.

      1932 - 66 Bl. davon 20 Bl. Originaldrucke , sämtliche Drucke von Leo Tilgner signiert pp. Schutzumschlag im Randbereich hinterlegt und etwas gedunkelt, Deckel mit kl. Knickfalten, Buchblock guter Zustand Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1400 29 cm, kartoniert mit Schutzumschlag [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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        Excerpts from the Memorias for the History of the Province of Texas. Being a translation of those parts of the Memorias which particularly concern the various Indians of the Province of Texas

      San Antonio: Privately Published (printing by Naylor Printing Company),, 1932. their tribal divisions, characteristics, customs, traditions, superstitions, and all else of interest concerning them. With a prolog, appendix, and notes. By Frederick C. Chabot. Covering the period from earliest times to the close of the Memorias by Padre Fray Juan Agustin de Morfi ... Translated and annotated by Frederick C. Chabot. Translation revised by Carlos E. Castaneda.; first edition, inscribed "Frederick C. Chabot / San Antonio, Texas / June 16, 1932", the limitation of 200 copies has been crossed out in ink and "233 / Complementary" written in; large quarto (leaves slightly taller than 28 cm.), xxii, 85, [2] (list of subscribers accounting for more than 200 copies) pp., 9 plates including a double page map, a few illustrations in text, this copy has the order form for the book mounted on last blank, text is in English only; lib. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Mutiny on the Bounty

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing (matching publication dates on the title and copyright pages) of the first installment in the authors' Bounty Trilogy. 8vo; xii, 396pp. Publisher's blue cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in silver with bright lettering and a vignette of the Bounty on a stylized wave, the fore-edge untrimmed, with second-issue illustrated end papers; in a first-issue dust jacket (with an advertisement for the authors' first book, "Falcons of France," on the back panel) beautifully illustrated by Henry G. Pitz and priced at $2.50. A Fine copy, square, tight and unmarked, the pages completely fresh and bright; in a Fine jacket, with just a hint of toning to the spine panel. In all, a superb copy, and quite scarce thus. The basis for two films, the first, released in 1935, starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, the second, from 1962, starring Marlon Brando. 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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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS)

      [@1932]. Letter. Fine. Fine and scarce holograph letter on 7-1/4" x 10-1/4" personal stationery to Aurora with a SIGNED holograph postscript at the top of the letter by Runyon's new wife Patrice. Mr. Runyon, in full: "You will never know how happy it made us to hear from you. We have often talked about you and wondered where you were. Thanks for your congratulations [on Runyon's marriage]. We would have let you know long ago if we had known your address. We may come to Europe next spring and will come to see you. We spent our honeymoon in California. Patrice is fine and prettier than ever, if that is possible. Am so glad you are established again and hope you have much success. With love from us both." SIGNED in full by Runyon. Letters by Runyon are quit uncommon and when found are usually typed. This letter fills an entire page with Runyon's writing which for the most part is very dark with the ink light in a few places. Damon Runyon gained recognition as a baseball columnist, beginning in 1911, with a knack for spotting the eccentric and the unusual, on the field and in the stands, and is credited with revolutionizing the way the game was covered. He was inducted into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967 and is also a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame. He is best known though for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway, including the two that served as the basis for the musical GUYS AND DOLLS. Runyon's first marriage fell apart while he was becoming infatuated with a Mexican girl, the Patrice of this letter, whom he had first met while covering the Pancho Villa raids in 1916. This second marriage ended in 1946 shortly before Runyon's death from throat cancer at the age of 66. His ashes were scattered from an airplane over Broadway by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Eigenh. Bildpostkarte mit U.

      Garmisch, 9. III. 1932. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An die Konzertdirektion Edgar Luis in Innsbruck: "Ich wollte Freitag spätestens Samstag früh mit Auto nach Turin fahren. Wir haben hier kolossalen Schneefall. Bitte schicken Sie mir auf meine Kosten morgen Donnerstag Nachmittag eine Depesche, ob der Brenner passierbar [.]". - Etwas (wasser-)fleckig; die Bildseite mit einer Aufnahme von Strauss' Landhaus in Garmisch.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [and] THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

      1932. Fine. [C]BOTH SIGNED BY ALICE LIDDELL HARGREAVES CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Illustrated by John Tenniel. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1932. Offered with its companion volume: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. Illustrated by John Tenniel. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Each volume is from a numbered edition limited to 1500 copies, the first is #1426 and the second #398, and each is signed by Alice [Liddell] Hargreaves, the inspiration for the fictional Alice. The colophon of the first volume is signed by the typographer and binding designer Frederic Warde. Alice Hargreaves' signature is on a leaf following the half-title page and is not part of the limitation and is not found in all volumes of the edition. (It was offered to subscribers at an additional cost. An undetermined number, said to be around 500, have her signature.) Her signature is on the colophon in the second volume. Two octavo volumes: XI[-XIV, 1]-182, [4] pp.; XII[- XX, 1]-211, [4] pp. Tenniel's iconic illustrations have been re-engraved for these editions, on wood by Bruno Bollitz for Alice and in metal by Frederic Warde for Looking-Glass. Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club by the printing house of William Edwin Rudge. Fine copies in the lovely publisher's bindings designed by Frederic Warde. Each is bound in full morocco, but in contrasting colors, deep red for Alice and deep blue for Looking-Glass, with a series of elaborate gilt-stamped frames on sides and intricate decorations with title and author's name to spines, a.e.g. They are housed in the publisher's cloth slipcases in contrasting colors that also contrast with color of the binding, so blue for Alice and red for Looking-Glass, with printed decoration and lettering on one side. (Newman & Wiche 36a & 65a). Beautifully designed and printed, in fine condition, and signed by Alice.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        John Dryden: The Poet, the Dramatist, the Critic - Three Essays by T.S. Eliot (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Terence and Elsa Holliday, 1932. One of 100 numbered copies (this being No. 83) SIGNED by Eliot. Near Fine condition, with an owner's Japanese chop stamp at the top right corner of the first leaf. Original plain cellophane wrapper is present, but is missing a good portion of the front flap and a strip from the spine panel. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        JOHN DRYDEN. The Poet, The Dramatist, The Critic

      New York:: Terence and Elisa Holliday,, 1932. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT ON LIMITATION PAGE without personalization. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition LIMITED EDITION OF 100 NUMBERED AND SIGNED COPIES. THIS IS NO. 52. Bound in cloth spine and marbled boards with gilt lettering spine, top edge gilt. With owner inscription ffep, mild cover edge wear. 8vo. 67 pp.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Interpretation of the Atom - [Contents: the Radioactive Elements and Isotopes. --The General Progress of Atomic Chemistry]

      New York, Putnam, 1932. Stated 1st Edition. Description: xviii p. , 1 l. , 355 p. Illus. , plates, 2 fold. Tab. , diagrs. 23 cm. Subjects: Atoms. Radioactivity. 1921 Nobel Prize winner. "This book has been written to take the place of The interpretation of radium, first published in 1909."--Pref. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        LIMITS AND RENEWALS. Signed

      London: MacMillan, 1932 First Edition. A fine [fresh] copy in the original ruby red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering on the spine, gilt elephant's head embossed on the front cover in a superb dustwrapper. T.e.g. 8vo. 400 pp. A Kipling short story collection - three appearing for the first time in print. Exceptional collector's condition indeed. With a small Zoo Entry Ticket signed by Kipling laid in.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. New Edition. hardcover. Near Fine in a lightly worn, Very Good dustwrapper. First printing of the new edition of 1932 with a new preface by the author dated August 1932. A novel that is really a thinly disguised autobiography of the great labor lawyer. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the title page: "Inscribed to Mrs. Ida Willard Beble/with the kind regards of/Clarence Darrow/Chicago, Oct. 22nd 1932.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Story of My Life

      New York & London: Charles Scribner, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. Limited edition #285 of 294. All four corners bumped and showing (see photo). No DJ covered in Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        CHRISTOPHER ROBIN VERSES

      1932. 2. MILNE,A.A. THE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN VERSES. London: Methuen (1932). 8vo (6 x 8 1/4"), pictorial cloth, Fine condition in dust wrapper (dw with a few small closed tears else VG+). First edititon. When We Were Very Youung and Now We Are Six in one volume are illustrated with 12 lovely, new color plates by E.H. SHEPARD, color dust wrapper plus his original black and whites throughout the text). A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Summer"

      1932. 1ff. An original wood engraving measuring 3 by 4 inches. Although the limitation is stated on the print as one of forty copies, Christopher Buckland Wright records that only twenty-five prints and two proofs were pulled from the block. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist, John Buckland Wright, in pencil. The wood engraving depicts two reclining, topless women lounging by the side of a pond, with a book, evidence of a picnic, and a portable gramophone next to them. Very fine, mounted in a mat measuring 15 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Building Plans and Elevations for L. A. Giacobbi on the Corner of Broadway St. and Hobart St. (now 21st St.), Oakland, CA [now the site of - or next to - the Paramount Theater]

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, April 1932. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 38". 20 sheets. Job #196. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        URSS en construction.

      (Moskau, Isogis), 1932. - No. 4 1932. Fol. Farbige OKart. 16 nn. Bll. mit zahlr. Fotos und Fotomontagen im Kupfertiefdruck. Sprache: Russisch, Erste Ausgabe. - Sonderheft über das sowjetische Kusbass-Kohlebecken mit Fotos von Reismann u.a. in der Gestaltung von Paul Urban. - Bowlt-H. 116. W Obloshke-Kat.-Moskau 105 u. 237. - Minimal geknickt, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Frank Albrecht (VDA/ILAB)]
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        The Sign of the Twisted Candles

      Grosset & Dunlap 1932 - A fine and beautiful second printing book in a fine dust jacket identical to the first printing dust jacket, according to the Farah Guide. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Baghdad Sketches

      Baghdad: The Times Press,, 1932. Octavo. Original red cloth, white paper title label to spine and upper board. Black and white illustrated plates by E. N. Prescott. Spine rolled and tanned, extremities rubbed, some marks to covers, partial tanning to early and late leaves, frontispiece a bit loose. A good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed to the archaeologist Seton Lloyd and his sculptress wife on the front free endpaper, "For Seton & Hydie, from Freya", with a photograph of the author in Arab attire laid down to front pastedown. The elder pioneering Stark made a great impression on the up-and-coming Lloyd (30 at the time of presentation) and indeed Lloyd eventually found his niche in Baghdad itself, being appointed Archaeological Advisor to the Directorate of Antiquities in Iraq in 1939, where he helped establish the Iraq Museum. Baghdad Sketches is the marvellous first book by one of the greatest woman travellers of the century, published for the author in Iraq where she was stationed. Stark's book constitutes a series of sketches intended "to give a picture of daily life" in the city where Stark had moved in 1929, and where "she went slumming in Arab clothing and was an outsider among priggish British expatriates. She gained acceptance after adventurous journeys to Lurestan and the Alamut district of Mazandaran, and the War Office made maps from her observations ... In 1933 Stark returned to London to receive accolades as a female traveller. She was awarded the Back grant from the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and was the first woman to receive the Burton medal of the Royal Asiatic Society" (ODNB). A genuinely uncommon book, considerably so inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Cuisine de Madame. 299 recettes eprouves par l'auteur et ses Amis

      Paris: Librarie Gallimard, 1932. Quarto, 180 pages. First edition, numbered and limited. One of 220 numbered hors commerce copies, stamped S.P. [service de la presse], from a total of 1589 copies. Printed in red and black and with text decorations throughout. Marie-Claude Finebouche is the pseudonym of Madame Jean Alabert, wife of the celebrated author and gourmand. Born in 1879, she published several cookbooks in the 1930s and 40s celebrating the pleasures of traditional French domestic cuisine, as practiced by the women of her grandmother's generation. All were issued in somewhat limited editions, and all are rather scarce in American collections. Publisher's advertisement and author's photograph laid in; Some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise fine, in illustrated wrappers. Inscribed at some length by the author, using her real name, to Jean Ernest-Charles. [Worldcat locates 8 copies, only 4 in the US; Bitting page 158;

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        THE STORY OF MY LIFE

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York & London 1932 - Large octavo (6-1/4" x 9-5/8") bound in publisher's white cloth. (There was also an issue in cloth-backed boards. Priority is unknown.) Illustrated with a color frontispiece portrait and numerous photographs. This is part of an edition that carried a page stating a limitation of 294 numbered and signed copies. This copy is not numbered, but it is SIGNED by the author. Uncommonly bright and clean. Just about Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Booms and Depressions: Some First Principles

      New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1932.. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. An very good copy with some toning to the spine. Inscribed and dated by the author. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Uncommon, especially signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        BRIGHT SKIN

      1932. Fine. PETERKIN, Julia. BRIGHT SKIN. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1932. Limited edition, no. 62 of 250 copies signed by the author on limitation page. With note on Peterkin's personal stationery responding to request for an autographed book, probably a different title, dated 1942. Owner's bookplate on front pastedown, else fine. Julia Peterkin (1880-1961), mistress of Lang Syne, a South Carolina plantation, rejected the racial stereotypes common in much of Southern literature at the time and achieved success through her pioneering, realistic portrayals of African Americans in literature. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1929 for her book Scarlet Sister Mary (1928).

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        The Negro Mother and Other Dramatic Recitations

      N. Y.: The Golden Stair Press, 1932. About fine but for some wear and bumping to yapped edges of the printed green wraps, and peripheral sunfading to the upper two inches, and a half inch down both the spine and fore edge. Obviously sat beside a smaller volume, and took sun for some time. Fortunately, the cover illustration by Taylor is not affected. There is a bookplate tipped to the inside of the rear wrap. Inscribed on inside of front wrap, " Sincerely, Langston Hughes, May 14, 1932. Scarce.. Signed by Author. Third Printing. Stapled Wraps. Very Good. Illus. by Taylor, Prentiss.

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        Ulysses

      Odyssey Press, Hamburg 1932 - Cream cloth with red lettering on India paper.Housed in cardboard slipcase. First Odyssey press hardcover edition published in December 1932, with changes authorized by Joyce and carried out by Stuart Gilbert. Small ink ownership signature dated 1933 on front endpaper.Spine cloth rubbed and darkened o/w a nice copy with tiny ink stain on back panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        King Kong

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1932. The first edition of the most coveted photoplay with the exceptionally scarce first generally available dust jacket showing the double 'by' error. (An earlier jacket was printed without crediting the screenplay authors, but immediately pulled when the screenwriters threatened a law suit. A much more common-though still very scarce-jacket was issued that corrected the double "by" error.) Issued in conjunction with (and shortly prior to) the release of the classic RKO movie. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Some minor loss of color to the violet topstain of text block. Bright fresh cover with some very light wear. The dust jacket has bright, fresh color with only some light edge wear with no significant chips. However, there is a short, narrow piece missing from the front panel and half of the inside front flap has been removed. Still, this is one of the nicest first-state examples of this famous photoplays that you will find.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good to Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Les Œuvres de FranÁoys Villon de Paris. Reveues et Remises en leur Entier

      [Paris: Pierre Bouchet, Decembre 31, 1932]. Number 46 of 65 of a total edition of 110 copies. 4to. Cet ouvrage illustrE de gravures orginales en couleurs de Charles Martin a EtE Etabli d'aprËs l'Edition Auguste Lognon revue par Lucien Foulet. Les gravures ont EtE tirEes chez Roger LacouriËre, maitre-imprimeur en taille-douce, à Paris. Bound in full crushed blue levant, a.e.g. by Max SonsEque, with matching quarter morocco chemise and leather-tipped slipcase

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        An "Objectivists" Anthology

      Le Beausset, Var, and New York: To Publishers, 1932. About fine but for overall toning, esp. to spine and perphery of back panel. Spine also shows a few minor moisture spots. Extremities mildly bumped. A very presentable copy of this important publication.. First Printing of the First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good +.

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        Waterman's Autograph Album: Circa 1930's - 1940's containing 28 Autographs of Political, Academic and Missionary & Religious Figures, Mostly American

      New York: L.E. Waterman Company, 1932. (28) pages; album of signatures of notables from the 1930's, mostly American; often, the autograph collector identifies in his handwriting the collected signature below: Ernest Lynn Waldorf Bishop of Methodist Church; Roland H. Hartley Governor State of Washington; Joseph B. Ely Governor Massachusetts; Franklin D. Roosevelt Governor New York; Wm. Adams Governor Colorado; Harry Hollis Horton, Governor Tennessee; Arthur Seligman Governor New Mexico; Doyle E. Carlton Governor Florida; Stanley C. Wilson Governor Vermont; George White Governor Ohio; William Tudor Gardiner Governor Maine; George Henry Dern Governor Utah; C. Ben Ross Governor Idaho; James Rowland Angell President Yale College; Norman S. Case Governor Rhode Island; Gifford Pinchot Governor of Pennsylvania; C. Douglass Buck Governor Delaware; Albert C. Ritchie Governor Maryland; Frank D. Waterman - the fountain pen and ink manufacturer; Ozark Ripley sportsman and author; E. Stanley Jones Missionary to India of some repute; Charles Flint Chancellor Syracuse University; Harry E. Woolever editor Methodist Press; Francis J McConnell Bishop of Methodist Church; Annie M. Pittman Missionary to China; Hsui Feng Chiang (with the accompanying Chinese symbol signature as well as English) Native missionary to China; R. S. Sterling Governor Texas; Larry Gould Second-in-Command on the first Byrd Antarctic Expedition; Waterman pen company encouraged young people to create autograph albums using this guide and the blank pages provided for the collection, giving incentive via contests for pens - in this case the previous owner has stated on the submittal 'form' page at back "...I won a free Water-man 52 V pen and am using it now."; with about 6 pages of instructions about the hobby of collecting autographs, the company's contest rules and prizes listed; previous owner name filled-in at front form; only one signature is actually written in to the page of the book (1st signature) all the rest are on slips of paper or thin cardstock and corner-taped with old glassine-type mount tabs on to the leaves; bound in original brown cloth, gilt cover titles; light wear to binding; overall, the autographs are in very good condition and an interesting compilation from the mid-1930's, along with being an artifact of the autograph-collecting habits of the time. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Brave New World

      Chatto & Windus, 1932. 8vo., First Edition, on laid paper, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, gilt back, blue top, fore-edge very lightly age-soiled else a very good, bright, clean copy. An attractive copy of Huxley's masterpiece; one of the most appealing landmarks of twentieth century English literature. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [311]; Connolly 100; Eschelbac 38; Modern Library Top 100 Novels [1998]; Shober [10]. . Catalogs: modern firsts.

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        Fairy Tales

      London: George G. Harrap, 1932. One of 525 numbered copies [#147] signed by Arthur Rackham. Illustrated throughout in black and white and with full coloured plates. A lovely copy, still cased in the publisher's original slipcase with the limitation label pasted to the top edge.. Signed by Artist. Limited Edition. Full Vellum. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham and Others. 4to.

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        FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN

      London: George G. Harrap, 1932. First edition with Rackham’s illustrations, in an especially scarce special binding. With 12 color plates and 59 black and white illustrations in the text by Arthur Rackham. 4to, bound in the very scarce publisher’s best binding of dark green morocco, often used for presentation, lettered and pictorially decorated in gilt on the spine and upper cver, with the fine pictorial endpapers created by Rackham, t.e.g. 288. A fine, fresh copy. The binding exceedingly fresh, the gilt shining. ELUSIVE ARTHUR RACKHAM FIRST EDITION IN AN ESPECIALLY HANDSOME BINDING, THE PUBLISHER’S BEST, AND OFTEN USED FOR PRESENTATION. A beautiful collaboration of one of the world’s greatest story tellers with one of the 20th century’s finest illustrators. Here we find a wide assortment of Hans Christian Andersen's well-loved tales beautifully illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Included in the collection are old favorites such as Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and The Little Match Girl, all affectionately illustrated by the artist. As his career developed, Rackham worked closely with his publisher to find works of literature which were likely to appeal to seasonal book buyers but which also lent themselves to his artistic proclivities. Hans Anderson’s Fairy Tales offered him this ideal combination. Harrap, excited by the prospect of Rackham’s new endeavor, sponsored a trip for him to Denmark to sketch and imbibe the landscape and architecture.

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        LIGHT IN AUGUST

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932. First edition, first issue with “Jefferson” instead of “Mottstown” in the first line on page 340. With an illustrated title-page. 8vo, publisher’s original beige buckram lettered in orange on the upper cover and in blue on the spine, in the very scarce original dustjacket. 480 pp. A very fine copy, the book essentially pristine and in excellent condition, the very scarce dustjacket is extremely attractive with only the most minor of mellowing evident along the edges and a small tear to the top of the fold line of the front flap. IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION AND UNUSUAL IN THIS CONDITION AND VERY SCARCE IN THE DUSTJACKET. The jacket has the correct $2.50 price and listing of Boyle, Kay as the first author on the back cover as is proper for the original first issue. LIGHT IN AUGUST is one of Faulkner's greatest books. The novel's central themes of race, religion and human nature have not, over time, been diminished in their potency. The book presents one of Faulkner’s most balanced works, discussing the negative and positive forces in life as it focuses on the relationship between men and women and between races. One of America's greatest modern writers, Faulkner was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1950 for his literary accomplishments. In his acceptance he made the brief but important statement “that man will not merely endure; he will prevail... because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance... [it is] the writer’s duty to write about these things.”

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        Light In August

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

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        Salmagundi

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

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        A Theory of Electrons and Protons

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

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        Rabbit, Run

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

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

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

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