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        [Autographes d'exception] Le clavecin de Diderot

      Paris: Editions surréalistes, 1932. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale sur papier courant. Précieux envoi de l'auteur à Colette. Dos passé comme généralement, deux petites déchirures recollées en tête et en pied d'un mors, un feuillet mal découpé par le dédicataire avec légers manques marginaux. - Editions surréalistes, Paris _1932, 12x19cm, broché. - Autographes d'exception broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Dictionnaire politique et critique

      Paris: La cité des livres, 1932. relié. 18x28cm. Edition originale sur papier courant pour chacun des volumes. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs comportant de petites traces de frottements sans gravité, fleurs de lys en queues, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur le premier volume. Agréable ensemble. - La cité des livres, Paris _1932-1934, 18x28cm, 5 volumes reliés. - 5 volumes reliés

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        King Kong

      New York, Grosset and Dunlap,, 1932. Screenplay by James A Creelman and Ruth Rose. Octavo. Original lime green cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, endpapers photographic images from the film. With the dust jacket. Pages a little browned as usual, tiny loss of colour to very tips of the boards, couple of light string marks to boards, but a very bright copy in a somewhat frayed dust jacket with very slight loss at the little faded spine. First edition in book form. The novelisation was serialised in Mystery Magazine the same year and published in book form slightly before the film was released. Lovelace was a former newspaper reporter, author of several books, including biographies of football coach Knute Rockne and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The original concept was Merian C. Cooper's, and Edgar Wallace had worked on the story.

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        DIE MORGENLANDFAHRT. [The Journey To The East]. Signed

      Berlin: Hermann Hesse, 1932 Hesse, Hermann. DIE MORGENLANDFAHRT. [The Journey To The East]. 1 page typescript original poem, dated Easter, 1932. A near fine or better copy signed by Hesse in black fountain pen at the bottom. This poem was typed by Hess himself on his personal typewriter & bears the name of his book published in the same year - a wonderful mythic evocation of the joys & trials of participating in a community of awakening. Hermann Hess was one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. In 1931, Hesse began planning what would become his last major work, The Glass Bead Game (aka Magister Ludi). In 1932, as a preliminary study, he released the novella DIE MORGENLANDFAHRT /Journey to the East. The Glass Bead Game was printed in 1943 in Switzerland. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Limited Editions Club. New York. 1932/35. TWO VOLUMES. LIMITED EDITIONS, SIGNED BY ALICE HARGREAVES. 8vo. (8.9 x 6 inches). Both volumes are limited editions of 1500 copies. Alice in Wonderland is signed by Frederick Warde, who designed the typography and binding. A leaf signed for this edition by Alice Hargreaves, Carroll's inspiration for the character, is bound in before the frontis. It is thought that she only signed about five hundred of these sheets so most copies do not include it. Looking Glass is signed by Alice on the colophon, as were all copies. Fine copies. Both volumes beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel. Bright, clean copies, finely bound in publishers delux full deep Red and Blue morocco bindings. Multiple decorative gilt borders on boards. Spines fully decorated, lettered and illustrated with Characters from the books. All edges gilt. Plain endpapers. Housed in the publishers contrasting (the red book of Alice in the Blue slip-case, the blue book of Looking Glass in the red) red and blue slip cases with the books gilt spines reproduced on the flat back panel in black. The slip cases have a little rubbing and wear to the edges but they have kept the books fine and clean.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking Glass

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1932 & 35. Illustrated by John Tenniel. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's red and blue calf, spines gilt in compartments with tools based on Tenniel's illustrations, boards elaborately gilt stamped, all edges gilt. Housed in the publisher's red and blue cloth slipcases. Frontispiece and engraved title to each volume and illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, spines a little faded. An excellent set. Limited editions, each volume one of only 1500 numbered copies. The first volume signed on the limitation leaf by typographer and binder Frederic Ward, and volume II signed on the limitation leaf by Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), the original girl for whom Carroll wrote the books.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      [Los Angeles: Paramount Studio], June 1932.. [3],57,[1],65 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Stapled in stencil printed wrappers. Some edge discolorations and creasing to wrappers, upper wrapper partly detached from staples, prefatory leaf shows some light stains, a few corners creased, faint tide- mark early and late, but a good copy. A privileged script of Cohan's new play, prepared "To be discussed at the Production Staff Meeting Tuesday, June 21, 1932." A prefatory leaf introduces the play and gives context to the present script: the 1932 film, THE PHANTOM PRESIDENT, with Cohan in the lead, was then in production and Paramount was investigating the possibility of optioning this play, "which Mr. Cohan has been doing in tryouts on the road and which he intends to produce in New York in the fall." Unfortunately, the play did not enjoy much success on the road or in New York, the film never came to fruition, and OCLC/Worldcat records no separate publication of the play under this title.

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        Arabia Felix: Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1932. With a Foreword by T. E. Lawrence (T.E.S.) and Appendix by Sir Arthur Keith. Octavo. Original sand buckram, title gilt to spine, brown top-stain. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 47 other plates, illustrations to the text, some full-page, folding coloured map at the rear, 2 full-page charts to the text. Endpapers differentially browned, light toning, else a very good copy in an unclipped jacket, a little rubbed and soiled, slight chipping at the head of the spine, corrugated scrape to the lower panel, no loss. First edition, second impression, same month as the first. This copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper; "To Sir Henry Newbolt, with the Author's homage, Bertram Thomas, Cambridge, '32." Spotted by Sir Arnold Wilson, British acting civil commissioner in the Persian Gulf, Thomas "held a number of civilian posts under Wilson and distinguished himself as political officer at Shatra during the Iraqi uprising in 1920 … Wilson's successor in the gulf, Sir Percy Cox, retained Thomas in his position as a political adviser to the Arab leaders serving under the provisional British administration. He was appointed OBE and transferred to Transjordan as assistant to the chief British representative at the court of Amir Abdullah. He became in 1924 financial adviser (and later first minister) in the sultanate of Muscat" (ODNB). During the 20s he developed the ambition to cross the "empty quarter" and made preparatory reconnaissance of the region, "On these trips he dressed as a Bedouin, eschewed tobacco and alcohol, and spoke only Arabic." Late in 1930 Thomas left Muscat on a passing British warship, arriving at Dhufar, on the Indian Ocean coast of Arabia "from where he intended to commence his south–north crossing of the empty quarter. After waiting some months for his guides (who were involved in desert hostilities) he eventually set out with a small camel caravan but no promise of protection from the warring and predatory tribes of the interior. He emerged fifty-eight days later at Doha, on the Persian Gulf. The Royal Geographical Society in London promptly awarded him their founder's medal, and other learned societies around the world followed suit … He was admired by T. E. Lawrence and by his successor Wilfred Thesiger, who found twenty years later that Thomas was remembered by the Bedouin as an honourable, brave, and tolerant man." A very attractive association, alluding to a the specific, high-minded sort of Englishness of the Edwardian heyday of empire, as expressed poetically in Newbolt's Drake's Drum, and Vitaï Lampada, and in Thomas's selfless devotion to public service. Thomas's refusal to "compromise either his Christian faith or his loyalty to British interests," would certainly chime with Newbolt's "finer sort of patriotism" as described by Yeats, that which "lays burdens upon a man, & not the patriotism that takes burdens off."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Night Flight, Antoine De Saint-Exupery, 1932

      De Saint-Exupery, Antoine, Translated by Stuart Gilbert : Night Flight. London, Desmond Harmsworth, 1932, 8vo. Blue cloth, silver title to spine, which is sunned. Blue marbled end papers. PP208. Neat ownership inscription dated November 1932 of A. Dwye Evans, Director of Heinemann Publ. up to 1973. Pages a little age toned, otherwise bright, tight and clean. "Night Flight" was Antoine Saint Exupery's second novel. Night Flight is fiction, based on the author's experiences as a mail pilot in South America. The two main characters are Fabien, a pilot flying the Patagonia mail, and Riviere, his boss and the man responsible for the air mail service. Fabien's plane gets lost. Riviere continues to carry out his responsibilities in keeping the flow of mail moving, despite the loss. At another level, the book tries to look at ones duty and responsibility at and to work. It explores how people "keep going" facing all sorts of problems. This book brought Saint-Exupery his fame. A perfectionist, revising his manuscripts on the way to the printer. His obsession resulted in beautiful, poetic writing, and that shows even in translation.

      [Bookseller: Roz Hulse Ltd]
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        “Just as the swineherd was taking the eighty-sixth kiss”

      1932. A Superb Original Arthur Rackham Watercolor Drawing for Hans Andersen’s “Fairy Tales”RACKHAM, Arthur (1867-1939). “Just as the swineherd was taking the eighty-sixth kiss.” [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1932]. Original pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing for the color plate facing p. 84, illustrating the fairy tale “The Swineherd” in Arthur Rackham’s Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen (London: [1932]). Signed at lower left. Image size: 11 13/16 x 9 1/16 inches; 300 x 231 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed.This highly detailed pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing depicts the swineherd, “that is to say, the Prince (but, of course, they did not know that he was not a real swineherd),” and the Princess sitting just outside the pigsty, kissing, with three pigs in the pigsty at lower left, five maids of honor standing around them at right counting the kisses, and the Emperor watching them from behind a brick fence.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Selected Essays 1917-1932

      New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents a little toned, spine very slightly faded but an excellent copy in the dust jacket substantially tanned at the spine. First US Edition, First Printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "Gratefully inscribed to Mrs. W. M. Hart by the author T. S. Eliot 12.i.33." Walter Morris Hart, then chairman of the English Department at the University of California, introduced Eliot when he came to Berkeley in January 1933 to give a lecture entitled "The Development of Taste in Poetry." With a typed letter laid in signed by Ethel Strohmeier, the university's Executive Secretary, to Hart confirming his introduction of Eliot, as well as a typed note providing some background material and anecdotal information on Eliot.

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        Vol à voiles

      Lausanne & Genève: Payot & Cie, 1932. Broché. 14x19cm. Edition originale, un des 500 ex numérotés sur alfa, seul tirage avec 35 Hollande. Bel exemplaire. - Payot & Cie, Lausanne & Genève _1932, 14x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Marie Antoinette. Bildnis eines mittleren Charakters

      Lpz., Insel 1932.. 8°. 639 (1) S. Mit 10 Taf. OKart. m. fragment. OU. EA W.-G.² 113; Klawiter 700 - Mit eh. 5-zeil. Widmung Stefan Zweigs verso Vorititel.

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        La Reliure Française de 1900 a 1925

      Paris: René Kieffer, (1932). Two small quarto volumes. (187) pp.; (187) pp. + 394 plates total. One of 500 copies. An index of important twentieth century French binders, with textual notes on each binder along with full-page photographic reproductions showing samples of their work. The majority of the reproductions are monochromatic, with some also in black and white. Binders represented include, among others, Rose Adler, Paul Bonet, Georges Mercier, Georges Cretté, and René Kieffer, who published this set. Both volumes are bound in rose-colored wrappers, the front covers lettered in red and gilt and bearing a design of a ram's head in gilt. Spine of volume I split at lower hinge and with the paper curling along the tear, a condition that is perhaps not surprising for a six-pound book bound in paper. Some chipping to spine label on volume II, sunning to edges and spines of both volumes. Volume I very good or better, volume II about fine.

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        "Uber den Bau der Atomkerne I" (Zeitschrift für Physik 77 pp. 1 ? 11, 1932). "Uber den Bau der Atomkerne II" ( Zeitschrift für Physik 78 pp. 156 - 164, 1932). "Uber den Bau der Atomkerne III" (Zeitschrift für Physik 80 pp. 587 - 596, 1933)

       First editions of the three papers in which Heisenberg formulated the final mathematical model of the atom -- the neutron-proton model for the atomic nucleus ? and the papers in which he introduced the concept of nucleon isotropic spin (later named \"isospin\").  The books bear the stamp of Friedrich Hermann Hund, a German  physicist well-known for his work on atoms and molecules. \"After Chadwick had discovered the neutron, Heisenberg was the first to state that this discovery eliminated the need for assuming the presence of electrons in the nucleus of an atom? (Pais).  The discovery of the neutron by Chadwick threw wide open the door to nuclear physics.  Chadwick?s discovery ?made it possible to change the relation between nuclear physics and the domain of unsolved problems. A substantial number of nuclear problems now became solvable by ordinary quantum mechanics? (ibid).?Only a few months later, in 1932, Heisenberg used Chadwick?s neutron to construct the first quantum mechanical nuclear model.  The main mechanism he proposed was an exchange force produced by protons and neutrons passing electrons around like basketball players tossing a ball? (Peacock, The Quantum Revolution, 94). Heisenberg postulated that the proton and neutron were two states of the same particle, the nucleon, differing only in isospin. In his theory, the nuclear force conserved isospin, which accounted for the similarities between protons and neutrons.  Other forces, such as electromagnetism, broke isospin symmetry, which explained the nucleons\' differences.  Heisenberg was wrong about the nature of the proton and neutron, but was correct about the importance of isospin in the weak nuclear force. CONDITION & DETAILS: 3 volume 8vo.  (9 x 6.5 inches; 225 x 163mm).  The books bear the stamp (on ffp) of Friedrich Hermann Hund, a German  physicist well-known for his work on atoms and molecules. Friedrich Hermann Hund (1896-1997) ?was a German physicist from Karlsruhe known for his work on atoms and molecules.  Hund worked with such prestigious physicists as Schrödinger, Dirac, Heisenberg, Max Born, and Walter Bothe. He published more than 250 papers and essays in total. Hund made pivotal contributions to quantum theory - especially concerning the structure of the atom and of molecular spectra? (Wikipedia).   BINDING & INTERIOR: Bound in black cloth over marbled paper hardboard.  The set is ex-libris with slight ?ghosting? from the removal of spine labels (see picture).  Small stamp appears on the rear of the title pages. Very slightly rubbed at the edges.  Tightly bound and very clean.  The interior is clean and bright.  Very good + condition.  

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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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        Jung Writes To One Of His Students About Sending His Book Eternal Analysis

      TLS. 1pg. 4 ¼? x 6?. June 11, 1932. Switzerland. A typed letter signed ?Yours Jung? to his student Dr. Wolfgang Kranefeldt in Berlin. The English translation states: ?Accept my best thanks for the friendly transmission of your excellently written treatise on ?Eternal Analysis.? The Wharton family is a difficult topic. You must also occasionally speak with the wife.? He added a postscript, ?An objective reply to Paneth?s paper would probably be appropriate. I haven't read it, but accept your idea that it must be stupid.? Jung might be referring to chemist Fritz Paneth, and if so, he was not complimenting the scientist. The postcard has some light toning and is in fine condition.

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        L'OPPOSITION ET LES CASES conjuguées sont reconciliées par M. Duchamp & V. Halberstadt

      Lancel, L"Echiquier 1932. Original wrappers,245 +280mm, 115pp.+ two errata-sheets. Very fine condition, one of a probable edition of 1000, this book is a treatise on a very special endgame problem in chess, printed in black en red,Includes seven diagrams printed on translucent paper, * the two errata-sheets present, Numerous chess diagrams with text in French, English and German.

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        The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam [as three miniatures; the smallest book in the world as of 1933]

      Commonwealth Press Worcester: Commonwealth Press, 1932-33. Hardcover. vg. Super miniature. 1/250. Custom-made clamshell box of 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper boards with gold paper-covered compartments in which nestle three successively smaller miniature books, all printings of Omar Khayyam's tetrameter poem, plus a book briefly illustrating the history of miniatures and detailing the making of this itty-bitty Rose Garden: "A Thimbleful of Books" by Thompson (approx. 6" x 8 3/4"), a booklet with two pages of the tiniest miniature reproduced as proof sheet, along with a small magnifying glass housed in a 1 x 5/8 inch folding brass frame. At the time of publication, the smallest book, measuring 1/4 x 1/4 inch and bound in paper wraps, was the world's most diminutive book. The three other books are bound in gilt-stamped full red morocco. The two larger Rose Gardens measure 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches and 5 x 5 3/4 inches. Fine condition. Bondy, Miniature Books (1981) p. 154.

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        Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod mit einem Vorspiel.

      Band V der Gesamt-Ausgabe der Werke. Endgültige Fassung. Georg Bondi, Berlin 1932. With a frontispiece portrait by Melchior Lechter. 8vo. 125+(3) pages. Bound in the orig. blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine. Untrimmed. In a fine condition with no apparent signs of wear.. Inscribed by Werner Heisenberg to Niels Bohr on his birthday: 'Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 7. Oktober mit vielen Dank für die vergangenen schönen Wochen / dein Werner Heisenberg [signature in full] / 5.10.1933.'** Outstanding association copy inscribed from one Nobel Prize winner in physics to another. The two major scientists first met at the "Bohr-Festspiele" in 1922, when Heisenberg was only 21. He immediately made a strong impression on Bohr, who invited him to Copenhagen. Heisenberg worked in Copenhagen in 1924-25 as Niels Bohr's assistant and later as associate professor at the University of Copenhagen in 1926-27 and it was during this stay Heisenberg developed his famous 'Uncertainty principle'.*** After the war Werner Heisenberg became a somewhat controversial figure, because he had decided to remain in Germany after the Nazi takeover in 1933 and continued to work for Germany throughout the period of the Third Reich as head of the "Uranium Project". It also remains controversial what happened at the famous meeting between Bohr and Heisenberg in 1941 - did Heisenberg reveal Germany's intentions of developing a nuclear bomb?**** In light of the political situation in Germany in 1930s, it is highly interesting that Heisenberg presents a work by Stefan George to Niels Bohr. Stefan George (1868-1933) was a German poet with an aristocratic life philosophy, who believed that the highest rank of mankind was the poet, and that society should be ruled by intellectuals. He had a great number of ardent followers and many considered him a prophet. His anti-democratic stand, his post-romantic Übermensch philosophy and his firm nationalistic beliefs appealed greatly to the Nazi regime, and Goebbels wanted him as a leader of the Academy of Arts, a position George declined. That Heisenberg presents Stefan George to Bohr may certainly show something of Heisenberg's political interest, if not at least his poetical.***** Unique object that unites two of the most important scientists of the 20th century, whose meetings changed world history

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        Stratoplan-polureaktivnyj (Russian). (The Semi-Reactive Aeroplane).

      Kaluga, 1932. Small 8vo (14,3 x 10,5 cm). Orig. printed wrappers, illustrated w. four figures on inside of wrappers. Very well preserved. W. stamp (3 kop.), poststamp (from Kaluga) and address written in hand (probably Tsiolkovski's own) on back-wrapper. 32pp (=pp. 1-32).. Rare and important first edition (in Russian). During the 1920's he elaborated his theories of multistage-rockets and began working out his theory of the flight of jet airplanes, devoting a number of papers to this. It is in this work (and in "The Rocketplane") he developes the theory of the liquid-fuel jet engine in an aeroplane and for the first time in technical literature describes the turbo-prop aircraft, -and in great detail. "... This is an indispensible contribution of Russian science to the common treasury of human culture." (Collected Works, NASA, 1954, II: p.17).His theories on rocket propulsion are some of his most vital and progressive of his discoveries. For his methods of studying the dynamics of rocket flight and his approach to interplanetary travels he has, after much struggle, won world recognition and is now widely known. "Tsiolkovskiy pushed back the frontiers of human knowledge, and his idea of using the rocket for the exploration of space is only now, in our own time (i.e. 1954), beginning to be fully appreciated. He was the father of the theory of long-range liquid-fuelled rockets and the founder of a vigorously scientific theory of inter-planetary travel." (Collected Works, NASA, 1954. II: p. 3). He was thus the founder of modern rocket dynamics. His works on rocket dynamics and the theory of interplanetary flight "were the first in world scientific literature. They preserve their scientific and practical significance to this day." (Collected Works, 1954, II: p. 7). He was the first in the history of science to calculate the efficiency of the rocket and to point out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities."Today, his original research, in the course of which he not only predicted the development of jet aircraft and low-range rockets but theoretically confirmed their feasibility, is necessarily of great interest to the entire aerospace community. He was the founder of the science astronautics (cosmonautics), which is concerned with the problems of interplanetary travel, and he derived the classical formulas of rocket flight." (Collected Works, NASA, 1951. I: p. IX).The father of modern rocketry, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovski (1857-1935), is probably most widely known for his works on rocket propulsion, however his contributions to several fields of science have been immense and of exceedingly seminal character. Deafened at the age of nine and as a consequence thereof unable to go to school, he was forced to learn everything on his own hand. His father, a forester, was fond of scientific experiments, and though not wealthy, he had books on science and natural history. Tsiolkovski began by reading all books he could find on these subjects and as a consequence was able to construct quite complicated devices for measuring distances and many other things. Having seen how gifted his son was, his father sent him to Moscow, where Tsiolkovski spend all three years in libraries, receiving no teaching but his own, but still succeeding in taking a degree in physics from the university. T. can thus be seen as a purely self-taught man. After Moscow he settled in the small city of Borovskoye, where he taught physics at a school, spending all his spare time conducting experiments and writing about them. He devoted his intellect mainly to three scientific problems of the greatest importance at the time: The aeroplane, the (long-range) rocket and the all metal dirigible. Self-taught as he was and unable to come in touch with new publications in his fields of interest, he began with nothing and made all necessary calculations himself. Calculations and experiments were always at the base of his scientific works, and no conclusions were derived from intuition and guesswork. He was the first in the world to solve numerous problems concerning his three main interests, but unable to be recognized by the tsar-regime and considered, at best, a dreamer and a utopian, the struggle for his inventions was long and hard. Aged 24 he was the first in the world to formulate the possibility of applying the principle of reactive motion for flight in a vacuum, thus presenting a simple plan for a spaceship. He established the possibility of space travel by means of rockets, and is thus called the father of rocketry. He is also called the father of the all-metal dirigible. He is the first to propose and state that liquid fuel is necessary for spaceflight. He was the first in the world to make calculations for the air-jet and turbo-prop-planes, and it is in his works we find the most complete elaboration of the theory of rocket propulsion for many years to come. "In his works on rocket dynamics Tsiolkovsky, the first in the history of science, calculated the efficiency of the rocket and pointed out the advantages of rocket motors at high velocities." (Kosmodemyansky, Moscow, 1956, p. 69). T. saw it as necessary step for mankind to explore and inhabit outer space and nothing could prevent him from working on the possibilities of this; in short, among many other things, we owe to him the fundamental principles of rocket dynamics.After the Revolution T. became a member of the Academy, was allotted a personal pension in 1921, and became able to devote himself entirely to his scientific work. Now his contemporaries finally saw him as the founder of a new domain of human knowledge, a new science, he was, and he was awarded the Red Banner of Labour Order for outstanding services to his country

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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 Haverhill, Mass.: Co-operatively Published by H. P. Loveracft [sic] and C. W. Smith,. Jan 1932. original decorated tan wrappers printed in black, sewn.. 25x20 mm chip from bottom edge of first leaf, 15 mm closed tear at. bottom edge of same, light soiling to covers, vertical crease at. center where folded for mailing, a very good copy. Rare. (#108434). 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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        Woodside & Maspeth: Vol. 9 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1932. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 73 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Original protective canvas cover in very good condition. This volume includes Elmhurst Heights, the partially completed Brooklyn Queens Expressway ("Connecting Highway/Laurel Hill Blvd."), bordered on the south by the Queens-Midtown Expressway. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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        Ida Elisabeth.

      Oslo, H. Aschehoug & Co, 1932. 447 s. Fint priv. håndb. skinnbd. Ryggdekor i gull og blindpreg. Orig. omsl. og ryggstripe medbundet (Sign. Axel Knudsen)

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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].

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Death in the Afternoon.

      New York; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. First edition. 24x17 cm. Frontispiece [The Bullfighter by Juan Gris] + (7, 5 blanks), 517, (1 blank) pp. With 81 photographs. Publisher's black cloth with gilt decoration on spine and author's gilt signature on front board. No dustjacket. Two minimal stains on the fore-edge. Spine ends and corners slightly bumped. Foot of spine a bit worn. Upper corners of the first 5 leaves have a little nick. Inner hinges a bit weak. With a tear in the paper at rear inner joint (10 cm), with some tissue visible. Bookstore's label rear paste-down. With Scribner's ''A'' and printer's device on copyright page. Hanneman A10a. From the library of Swedish journalist, author, and collector Carl Olov Sommar, and with his bookplate on front paste-down

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        “Just as the swineherd was taking the eighty-sixth kiss”

      1932. A Superb Original Arthur Rackham Watercolor Drawing for Hans Andersen’s “Fairy Tales”RACKHAM, Arthur (1867-1939). “Just as the swineherd was taking the eighty-sixth kiss.” [N.p.: n.d., ca. 1932]. Original pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing for the color plate facing p. 84, illustrating the fairy tale “The Swineherd” in Arthur Rackham’s Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen (London: [1932]). Signed at lower left. Image size: 11 13/16 x 9 1/16 inches; 300 x 231 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed.This highly detailed pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing depicts the swineherd, “that is to say, the Prince (but, of course, they did not know that he was not a real swineherd),” and the Princess sitting just outside the pigsty, kissing, with three pigs in the pigsty at lower left, five maids of honor standing around them at right counting the kisses, and the Emperor watching them from behind a brick fence.

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        Last Men in London

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., (1932). First edition, in second dust wrapper from 1933. Author's second book on the last generation of humanity, expressing a critical view of contemporary Thirties society from a science fiction point of view. His material, and thus his pacifism, is believed to have stemmed from his experiences during World War I, working with the Friends' Ambulance Unit. A bright, fine copy with faint wear to tips, in a fine dust wrapper with small loss to spine corners and an ink spot on the rear panel not affecting the text.

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      Doubleday Doran and Co. Garden City: Doubleday Doran and Co., 1932. First US edition, first prnt. Maroon cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and decorations on spine and front board. Beginning toning on spine cloth and board top edges but all gilt intact and bright; dustjacket with minimal edgewear, tiny edge tear and shallow two inch crease on front panel, two small abrasions on the spine, beginning toning and interior offsetting at the spine ends and corners; the gilt highlighting of the front panel and spine letting is still present. A tight, bright and solid copy in Very Good condition in a Very Good dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. The US edition is much less common than the UK edition and the US limited issue of 250 de luxe copies which preceded it. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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        Brave New World. A Novel.

      London, Chatto & Windus, 1932. Orig. blue full cloth w. gilt lettering to spine. Spine a bit crooked, corners and hinges a bit bumped. Endpapers a bit brownspotted, otherwise only occasional very minor brownspotting.. First edition of one of the most important novels of the 20th century

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        Light in August

      Smith & Haas Rahway, NJ: Smith & Haas, (1932). First printing, first binding of rough tan cloth stamped in orange on front cover and in blue and orange on the spine. Top edge stained orange. Faulkner's seventh novel marks a change from the interior monologue and stream of consciousness narrative modes of previous works to more conventional storytelling. A novel which, according to its jacket copy, is "as luxuriant as a plant grown in the tropical soil of the delta of the Mississippi River." Some spotting along top edge, else a very fine copy in the original orange and blue dust-jacket, which shows slight wear at extremities. Scarce in dust-jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers ]
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        Giocattoli e sopramobili. studio formali. 1932/33 circa.

      Matita su carta di cm 21,3x16,5. Più che buono. Opera autenticata da Maurizio Scudiero; numero archivio FD-3804-DIS. Non firmato.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Royal Yachts.

      Limited edition, no. 110 of 1,000 copies. 4to. 338 pp. Publisher's dark blue full morocco, gilt lettered to spine and upper board, with the ensign of the House of Windsor also to the latter, t.e.g., the others untrimmed. 16 colour plates including frontispiece tipped in and 109 halftone illustrations, mostly full page and printed on glossy paper, a handful two to a page and a small number at the rear four to a page. An excellent copy.

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        L'Ame et la Danse

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

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        Contributions to the medical sciences in honor of Dr. Emanuel Libman. 3 vols. With long autograph inscription

      International Press New York: International Press, 1932. First edition. No Dust Jacket. Libman, Emanuel (1872-1946). Contributions to the medical sciences in honor of Dr. Emanuel Libman. 3 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portrait, 1 color plate. New York: International Press, 1932. Original cloth, light wear at corners. Endpapers a little foxed. Presentation copy, with Libman's signed, letter-length inscription to Dr. Jesse G. M. Bullowa (1879-1943) on the front free endpaper of Vol. I. Bullowa's bookplate in Vol. I. First Edition. Festschrift published to mark the 60th birthday of Emanuel Libman, founder of the cardiology department at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, and a legendary diagnostician and teacher. Libman is associated with Libman-Sachs syndrome, a type of endocarditis. The festschrift contains contributions from 147 of Libman's former pupils, colleagues and friends, including W. C. Alvarez, Simon Flexner, L. Aschoff, Albert Einstein, Fielding Garrison, and Alexis Carrel, who remarked in his tribute that "Libman is medicine itself." Also among the contributors was Jesse G. M. Bullowa, a professor of medicine at New York University Medical School, noted for his researches on the serum treatment of pneumonia. Libman presented this copy of his festschrift to Bullowa; his letter-length inscription to Bullowa reads as follows: "Dear Bullowa, I am glad to inscribe this volume for you. At the same time, I wish to tell you that I have had much pleasure in watching your career, and that you have my admiration. You have not only, by your own effots, earned a prominent place in the profession, but have also been outstanding in your aid and encouragement to individuals and scientific groups and have made fine contributions yourself. Your whole attitude is dignified, broad and fine. Your devotion to me is much appreciated. With best wishes, Emanuel Libman. Feb. 10, 1935"

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's ]
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