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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.

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat. Inh.: Karl-Heinz Than]
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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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        Le Spleen de Paris. Pointes-sèches originales de J. Boussingault

      Paris: Jeanne Walter, 1932. Livre. Très bon. broché. Edition illustrée. In-4. Paris, Jeanne Walter, 1932. 29,5 x 23,5 cm, in-4, II (I) - 184 (1) pp., 35 pointes sèches en noir de J.-L. Boussingault dans le texte dont une pour la page de titre, broché sous couverture blanche rempliée et imprimée, chemise et étui de l'éditeur. Tirage unique à 55 exemplaires, tous sur hollande Van Gelder (n° 15). Carteret, qui qualifie cette publication de belle, très rare et cotée, signale que "par suite de la guerre, la plus grande partie de l'édition [déjà fort limitée] aurait été détruite". Très bel exemplaire. (MONOD, 1169 ; CARTERET, IV, 66).

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        Münster. "Das Schloss zu Münster." Ansicht von Südwesten. Guckkastenblatt. Kupferstich mit zeitgenössischem Kolorit von B. F. Leizel nach C. L. Reinhold, Augsburg um 1780

      31.8x42 cm. - Geisberg 1932 Nr. 130 und S. 350 P. Unten rechts schwacher Wasserrand, am linken Rand etwas angeschmutzt. Dekoratives Blatt in schönen Farben.

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        Münster. "Das Residenz Schloss des Kurfürsten von Köllen als Fürst-Bischoffs zu Münster ausserhalb der Stadt Münster." Ansicht des Schlosses von Osten. Guckkastenblatt. Kupferstich mit Handkolorit von B. F. Leizel nach Rousseaux, Augsburg um 1780

      30x40.8 cm. - Vgl. Geisberg 1932 Nr. 128 und S. 347 O. Dekorative Ansicht der Schlossanlage mit hübscher Personenstaffage. Kleiner brauner Fleck im Himmel, im Papierrand wenig braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        47 Notenhefte der Reihe "Triangulio Orchestra". Dazu: 20 Hefte der Reihe "Ars Orchestra", 3 Hefte der Reihe "Typica Orchestra". Zusammen 70 Hefte.

      Sao Paolo, Irmaos Vitale, ca. 1928-1932. - Alle für kleines Salon-Orchester (Piano und 8 Instrumente). Je 23,5 x 16,5 cm, die Notenblätter der einzelnen Stimmen lose in Original-Umschlag. Meist mit Besitzstempel auf Vorderdeckel, etwas fleckig und gebraucht. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mertens & Pomplun]
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        Kongen. Historien om storelgen.

      Oslo 1932. 8vo. 146 s. Orig. kartonert innbd.. Innlimt håndskrevet hilsen fra Knut Hamsun

      [Bookseller: Thorsens Antikvariat]
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        Black Mischief

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original red and black marbled cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed, spine a little faded, spotting to edges of text block and scattered through contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, spotted, and nicked jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BLACK MISCHIEF.

      Chapman and Hall Ltd. London. 1932 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Map frontis. A bright, clean copy. Finely bound in recent full red morocco, spine with five raised bands, gilt. Compartments with gilt lettering and decorative centre pieces. Single ruled gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Black Mischief

      Chapman & Hall London 1932 . First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition, first impression. Bookplate to pastedown, original patterned cloth, slightly cocked. DJ spine lightly browned and a little stained, very minor rubbing to top edge, overall very good indeed. Super collector's copy. Scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: finecopy]
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        The Common Reader Second Series

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1932. 270 pages; no other printing indicated on copyright page; collection of essays, some of which are first published here and others which had appeared in newspapers & other periodicals; Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) English novelist & essayist, an important modernist literary figure of the twentieth century; green cloth binding, gilt spine titles; a little soiling & dustiness, edge, tips wear to cloth; foxing to first leaves; in very good condition. On the front endpaper is the inscription, "For Uncle Trevor Xmas 1932 from Mervyn" we have corresponded with Sebastian Peake and in turn with his brother on the attribution of this inscription to his father, the noted late author Mervyn Peake of Gormenghast Trilogy fame (Mervyn Laurence Peake (1911-1968) English modernist writer, artist, poet and illustrator)-the gist of our exchange has been that this may very well be Mr. Peake's inscription, the handwriting is very similar and that there were many relations of the old family and it is also significant that Mervyn Peake and his wife owned other Virginia Woolf titles. We gratefully acknowledge with thanks the help of the Peake family on researching this interesting (and unusual) inscription, written when Peake would have been about 21 years of age and are happy to provide copies of this correspondence to prospective owners of the book.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD: A COLLECTION OF STAGE SERMONS BY A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE

      n.p.: Privately Printed, 1932. First Edition. wraps. Good copy of a scarce piece with manuscript corrections by Shaw. Printed wraps. Laurence AA16d. This is one of five different states of the "ROUGH PROOF-UNPUBLISHED" of this play typically used as rehearsal or prompt copies. This particular state includes the coda written at Malvern, where the play premiered on 8 July 1932, for its star Cedric Hardwicke on the birth of his first son on 7 August 1932. According to Laurence, "No rehearsal copies of this proof state were printed. Only five copies are noted." It is not known if this is one of those five or an unrecorded copy. This copy contains numerous alterations and additions in both pencil and blue pencil to the dialogue as well as added prompts and drawn stage diagrams. There are also five clear instances of changes and/or additions made by Shaw himself in his hand including a piece of paper glued in at the margin of page 31. All of Shaw's changes are in the final printed copy of the play, though two are slightly different from what he has written. It is unclear as to whose copy this was, though if not Shaw's himself certainly that of the director or a performer. Though there is no evidence of ownership, this copy came from the collection of Harold Ackert. Spine quite frayed with the front cover detached about halfway down.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Mossyface: A Romance of the Air [2]

      Published by Mellifont Press Ltd., 1 Furnival Street, London First Thus Edition 1932 [First Edition 1922]. London 1932. Publisher's original colour illustrated front cover, blue lettering to the spine and lower panel. 8vo 7'' x 5¼'' 160 printed pages of text. Professional restoration to the fore edge corners of the front cover, cheap paper browning, wrinkling of the paper to the spine, pencil name to the front cover. William Earle Johns, better known as Captain W. E. Johns the creator of Biggles, probably wrote this romantic flying adventure during a short period of unemployment after discharge from the R.A.F. in 1919. Mossyface was first published as a paperback in September 1922 by John Leng in their Weekly Telegraph Novel series [No. 121], a cheaply produced publication of which few survive. This, combined with Johns use of the pseudonym William Earle, which early collectors of his works failed to recognise, makes Mossyface a very rare item. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Night Flight

      London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. Blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. There is some light rubbing to the upper and lower edges of boards and spine; both pastedowns have abrasions from where the dustjacket was pasted down, but later neatly removed and cleaned. Typical age darkening & mild soiling to the outer page edges. Dustjacket has some dustsoil, with a bit of wear to the extremities, spine panel age darkened. Scans available on request.. First Edition in English. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Malcolm Campbell, Sheriff; Reminiscences of the Greatest Frontier Sheriff in the History of the Platte Valley, and of the Famous Johnson County Invasion of 1892

      Casper, Wyoming: Wyomingana, Inc., 1932. 361p. Chronological Table of Contents at end, concluding with the "illegal roundup of 1892", the Texas Marshals, Material on Alfred Packer. A scarce item on the Johnson Valley War. This copy #1 of 350 presented by J.A. Shoemaker to C.A. "Chuck" Bresnahan.. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Birds of the Belgian Congo, Parts 1-4 in 4 volumes, complete

      New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1932-1954. First edition. No signs of use, a fine (as new) copy.. Pp. x, 756; vii, 632; vii, 632; ix 846, 73 plates - 3 in color, 328 text-figures and photos, 50 maps including one folding color map at the end of Part 1. Half dark-green leather, spine with four raised bands and gilt-lettered in four of the five compartments, over tan cloth boards, French marbled endpapers, all page edges in fine gilt, lg 8vo. All original printed gray wrappers are bound in place. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History volumes 65, 75, 75A and 75B. An exhaustive monographic treatment of the West African avifauna with a gazetteer of African localities. Mengel (pg. 26) states "one of the most thoroughly prepared and notable faunal works in the literature of ornithology and an indispensable reference for work on African birds." Bookplate of William Todd on the rear (blank) side of the front wrapper. This set has been bound in a magnificent binding by the late William Roberts of Texas.

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        A Reproduction of a Statue by Boris Lovet-Lorski. Text by John Erskine

      [Paris, 1932] - (LOVET-LORSKI, BORIS) Number 2 of 25 copies containing each a series of eight final proofs on Montval paper and eight final proofs on vert de jade specially made for this deluxe edition. Printed by Braun & Co, imprimeurs d'art, Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin). Small folio. All 8 tipped-in photographic plates in 2 states. 22 pp. Silver wrappers. Minor wear [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Syllabus of a Novel to be Called Anthony Adverse Plus ALS to Noted Book Collector

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1932. #619/1000 copies printed " for presentation to friends of the author and the publishers". SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on verso of front wrapper ""Autograph for Eugene L. Delafield, Esq. by Hervey Allen". Delafield was a noted New York book collector (1907-2001), the bulk of whose collection now resides in the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library. Laid in is a 1 page letter, signed with the initials "H.A." that reads- "One of the few remaining copies of my first book- newspaper reviews(?) with the exception of the "Weakling" which was printed in El Paso and sold to the troops along the Mexican Border in 1916. As you remember, I told you, I destroyed perhaps foolishly a few copies that remained in my possession and have been able to get ahold of only one or two since then that turned up in an old trunk. I am not anxious to have this book known as it contains verse written when I was very immature." On the back of this letter, in a different hand (presumably Delafield's) is "written circa 1925". Indeed, very few copies of Allen's 1st book survive today, and after a promising start as a poet, Allen turned to fiction and became best known for his novel "Anthony Adverse", which became a huge best-seller and was made into a memorable movie, winning 4 Oscars. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Limited and Numbered First Edition. Stapled Wrappers. Fine in Wraps, as Issued/No Jacket, As Issued. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Death in Spring and A Flower Piece, manuscript drafts

      1932. Octavo. 27 loose, ruled manuscript pages in pen. Housed in a red quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Very lightly toned. Excellent condition. Manuscript drafts for two of Bates's stories that were published in The Black Boxer Tales in 1932.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rimeless Numbers

      Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, London,, 1932. Octavo. Original brown marbled paper boards, cream labels to spine and front cover lettered in black. Spine slightly chipped at head and tail, front joint starting at foot, still a good copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Roger Fry, with the author's inscription to the front free endpaper, "Roger Fry from R. C. T. Sept [1]932". Published May 1932 in an edition of 400 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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