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        BERNARD SHAW. PLAYBOY AND PROPHET

      New York & London: D. Appleton & Company, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dustwrappers and a good slipcase. Scarce. Two volumes bound in cloth-backed blue boards with plain unprinted blue dustwrappers. Set #35 of only 50 SIGNED by the biographer. Laurence B214 (though he does not note this limited edition). Illustrated. Contains pieces by Shaw not previously published including "several dozen hitherto unpublished letters and postcards.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Subterranean Club

      London; Hodder and Stoughton. 1932, 1932. First Edition. 8vo. 320pp. Fine in publisher's slate blue cloth titled and ruled in black to spine and front board. Clean and tight, in a splendid, Hodder Yellowjacket dustwrapper, very good indeed with some light spotting and very minor edgewear. Bright and very striking.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Vol. 9 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Woodside & Maspeth

      Sanborn Map Company, New York 1932 - 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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Fairy Tales

      Harrap London: Harrap, 1932. Limited. hardcover. fine. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham with 12 full-page color plates and 59 black and white in-text drawings; pictorial endpapers and illus. title page. 288pp. 4to, original gilt-lettered vellum; uncut edges, t.e.g. London: George Harrap, (1932). A fine copy in a broken slipcase. Limited edition. Number 244 of 525 copies, signed by the artist on the limitation page. Latimore & Haskell, p. 68.

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        Station Plan of Bakersfield, Kern County, CA

      San Francisco, Calif.: Southern Pacific Company, 1932. Blueline print, 48 inches x 20 feet. From 26th Street and US Highway 99 to Pentz Street, along railroad tracks, with details of buildings within 1000 feet in each direction of railroad lines. Scale 1" = 100'. With insert detailing Garces Circle and old Kern County Fair Grounds.

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        MOONSHINE AND MAGIC

      Published by Faber & Faber, 1932. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Townsend, William. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Attractive blue, pink and yellow pictorial cloth. Two top corners of covers are bumped. Some bumping to base of spine, with a few small chips to cloth. Spine is a little darkened, but rest of covers are nice and bright. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and a few scattered throughout contents - but not very heavily. Contents are very good indeed - plates are beautifully bright. Pictorial wrapper is price-cut with some foxing; browned and grubby to spine with some wear. There are also a few small closed edge-tears. Chipping to top of wrapper spine with very minimal loss. A beautifully bright copy of this delightful book! [S]

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        Jack the Giant Killer & Other Tales

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1932. This copy has been finely rebound in red leather with gilt decorations to spine & boards all edges gilt, spine decorated with gilt in the panels gilt titles on green labels, very finely rebound by an unknown binder possibly American, four wonderful coloured pop ups and several comical B&W illustrations, this realy is a superb copy .. First Edition. Full Morocco Hard Back . Fine. Illus. by Harold Lentz. 8vo Its Heavy, So a Bit More Postage..

      [Bookseller: Vanessa Parker Rare Books]
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        LIFE AND LILLIAN GISH

      New York: The McMillan Company, 1932. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/fair. 7 x 9 1/2 inches high. ix, 303 pages. Quarter blue cloth with tan linen boards, gilt titles on spine, blue silhouette on front cover. “published October, 1932.”, 1st printing. Signed by both Albert Bigelow Paine and Lillian Gish on the title page, also with an inscription from Paine on ffep- “To Joy & Beeze, from Daddy-", Joy was Paine's daughter and 'Beeze' was a nickname for her husband Jay Cushman. Condition of the book is Very Good; blue cloth faded at top and bottom of spine, linen cloth very lightly foxed, front and rear paste downs very yellowed, endpapers moderately yellowed, text and illustrations are very clean. Condition of the dust jacket is Fair; some pieces missing at edges (see photo), with the remains of old scotch tape repairs. a nice copy of this biography signed by both author and subject. Biography. rare RGR

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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        Greek Memories [Uncorrected Proof Copy]

      London: Cassell. [1932]. The uncorrected proof copy of this memoir of the author's time in Greece during World War I, during which time he worked for the British intelligence service MI6, eventually becoming the head of the Aegean Intelligence Service. The memoir was suppressed upon publication as a violation of the Official Secrets Act, and Mackenzie was fined. In the book he revealed for the first time the existence of the SIS (Secret Intelligence Service) and was highly critical of particular individuals. As a result, he was later placed on MI5's watch list, and his activities were monitored by the British domestic intelligence service. The book was republished in 1939 without fanfare. Spine slant; initials to rear cover; staining and bookstore (?) label to front cover; good in wrappers. Few copies of the 1932 edition survived; proof copies are especially uncommon. . First Edition. Softcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Master of Modern Magic. The Life and Adventures of Robert-Houdin

      New York.: Macoy Publishing Company, 1932 Frontispiece - 58 pages, 7 full pages photographs. Bright blue cloth stamped in gold. Small bookplate of Dr Earl Reum, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. The cover is in very good condition. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        King of the Golden River, The

      London: George Harrap & Co., 1932. - With An Original Pen & Ink Drawing By Rackham[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River. London: [1932]. One of 570 copies signed by Arthur Rackham, this being an out of sequence Presentation Copy (so inked by Rackham, who has crossed-out the original copy number) with a contemporary signed and dated (1932) original pen and ink drawing by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 222 x 146 mm.). 47, [1] pp. Four color plates. The drawing depicts The King of the Golden River smiling at Gluck who is holding a fishing net.Original limp vellum. A near fine, partially unopened copy. Housed in the publisher's original slipcase (lightly soiled) with copy number effaced by Rackham.John Ruskin (1819–1900), "English author and artist, whose The King of the Golden River might be regarded as the first English fairy story for children. Though it was not published until 1851, seven years after Francis Paget's The Hope of the Katzekopfs, it was in fact written in 1841 for 12-year-old Effie Gray, whom he later married. It is a story of the three brothers of tradition, two bad, the youngest good, and their reception of a supernatural visitor, the South West Wind. Ruskin described it himself as ‘a fairly good imitation of Grimm and Dickens, mixed with some true Alpine feeling of my own’, but the South West Wind is a powerful and original character, described by Stephen Prickett [in Victorian Fantasy (1979)] as the ‘first magical personage to show that combination of kindliness and eccentric irascibility that was to appear so strongly in a whole tradition of subsequent literature’. Richard Doyle, who illustrated the original edition, made a striking drawing of him. Edgar Taylor’s translation of the Grimms’ stories with illustrations by George Cruikshank was published in 1823; in Praeterita Ruskin recorded how he had copied these when he was 10 or 11. The book was reissued in 1868 with an introduction by Ruskin in which he spoke of the value of the traditional tales, with their power ‘to fortify children against the glacial cold of selfish science’—a sentiment which lies at the heart of his own story" (The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales).Latimore and Haskell, p. 67. Riall, p. 176.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER

      1932. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER by John Ruskin. London: George Harrap (1932). Slim 8vo (6 x 9 1/8"), full limp vellum biding, a Fine copy in publisher's slipcase (case soiled, lacking 1" piece off edge). LIMITED TO 550 NUMBERED COPIES FOR SALE, SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Illustrated with pictorial endpapers, 4 fine color plates, plus beautiful red and black textual illustrations. Printed on high quality paper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Les joies du sport.

      Aux éditions d'art 1932 - - Aux éditions d'art , Paris _1932, 31x41,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 600 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin du Marais, le nôtre non justifié, seul tirage avec 35 Japon et 115 Madagascar. Reliure en demi basane noisette à coins, dos à quatre nerfs orné d'un motif floral central doré, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, une claire mouillure affectantl a tranche en tête, sans gravité et sans atteinte au texte. Ouvrage illustré de 45 lithographies originales en couleurs de Milivoj Uzelac. Contributions littéraires de J. Ajalbert "L'automobile", R. Maran "Le rugby", C.H. Hirsch "L'escrime", P. Wolf "La boxe", J. Prévost "Le lancer du poids", T. Bernard "Le cyclisme sur piste", H. Duvernois "Le golf", F. Divoire "Le hockey", R. Dieudonné "La chasse", H. de Montherlant "La tauromachie". Bel et rare exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        L' affaire Saint-Fiacre *

      A.Fayard, Paris 2.1932. - Broché, couverture photo de Hug Block. Dos et bords un peu défraîchis. Bel envoi à une dame, daté de l'époque et situé à "La Richardière", éclaboussant toute la page de faux-titre, signée Georges Sim. Autre trace humide, quelques taches parsèment marginalement cet exemplaire primordial.Un autre, ripoux, sur demande. Édition originale. Pas de grands papiers.

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        The Narrow Corner

      London: William Heinemann, 1932. Gilt lettered blue cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Edgewear and minor scuffing to complete and unclipped dust jacket. The last novel of Maughams set in the far east. A beautiful copy of an uncommon book, especially so nice.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/VG+. 8vo.

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        Blanc et rouge - Rose et noir - Bleu blanc rouge *

      Nicolas, Paris 4.1930/4.193L'un des 3.1932. - 3 volumes brochés 33 x 26, couvertures typographiques laquées couleur. Trilogie célèbre de ces élégantes plaquettes publicitaires dédiées à la gloire du vin, imprimées avec grand soin par Draeger pour les Établissements Nicolas.Cet ensemble, parfois réuni sous le nom générique de "Les trois couleurs" (il ne figure nulle part dans les ouvrages), comporte, dans l'ordre, les sous-titres suivants:- La belle au bois dormant (avec feuillet d'annonce des deux futurs numéros à paraître)- Le mauvais génie (bien complet du fascicule broché sur cordonnet contenant le texte de René Benjamin "Dialogue moderne en trois temps et trois cocktails")- France (d'où le titre.)L'imagerie de ces ouvrages, d'une remarquable facture, oscille entre humour et férocité, le tout étant des plus réussi. Éditions originales, après 20 Japon et 500 luxe numérotés.

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        CHATS ABOUT MINIATURE BOOKS.

      privately printed (1932), (Boston) - Limited to 250 numbered copies. (Bradbury, Paul and Betty Walcott 1). A book about publishing and collecting miniature books. According to Bradbury, this is the apparently the first miniature book about miniature books published in the United States. Wrappers lightly worn along spine. Gilding on front wrapper faded. Front free endpaper bent. miniature book (4.0 x 3.5 cm), stiff paper wrappers, front cover gilt, slipcase. (viii), 30, (2) pages. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Chats About Miniature Books

      (Boston: Thomas Todd, 1932). 30pp. One of 250 copies. With a frontispiece illustration reproduced from a print loaned by Wilbur Macey Stone. A true miniature book about miniatures written by collectors whose tiny tomes were auctioned at Swann Galleries on November 15, 1990. Fine in stiff blue wrappers decorated and lettered in gold, with a matching paper slipcase. (Welsh 7022). (1 5/8 by 1 5/16; 40x33mm).

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        La Machine Infernale pièce en 4 actes. / Pour mon plaisir II

      - E EXEMPLAIRE ENRICHID' UN BEL ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE DE JEAN COCTEAU A MARTHE DE TOUT MON COEUR La Machine Infernale QUIN' AURAIT PAS FONCTIONNER SANS SON FLUIDE ADORABLE [JEAN] . AUTEUR: Jean COCTEAU - Introduction par Bernard Grasset. TITRE: La Machine Infernale pièce en 4 actes. / Pour mon plaisir II LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE: Paris : bernard Grasset Editeur, 1932. Tirage limité celui - ci un des30 exemplaires de presse numérotés & tirés sur papier Alfa. RARE !! COLLATION:224 pages, complet FORMAT: In-8 (19 x 13 cm) - sur GRAND PAPIER. RELIURE: Ouvrage broché, couverture crème rempliée imprimée du titre sur la première page et sur le dos dans un encadrement décoratif/ ILLUSTRATIONS: 16 planches hors texte in- fine de reproductions de gravures en noir et blancde Jean Cocteau. ETAT: TRES BEL ETAT DE L'OUVRAGE en PARFAIT ETAT DE FRAICHEUR. POIDS: 400 g NOUVEAU ! Indiquez-nous vos desiderata pourêtre averti par email de la mise en vente de nouveaux ouvrages qui vous interessent ! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Amid These Storms

      First U.S. edition, only printing. 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. The original dust jacket is extremely scarce and quite striking, bearing a full length photo of Churchill in Flanders, 1916, wearing his French piolu's helmet. Both the orange color on the dust jacket and the red-orange binding proved exceptionally prone to sunning. Further, the coarse cloth binding was also very susceptible to soiling. Consequently truly bright copies are almost never seen. Offered here is a near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. The orange cloth binding is clean and bright, showing no soiling, bright gilt, sharp corners, no wear and only the faintest, barely detectable hint of sunning to the spine. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and no previous ownership markings of any kind. The dust jacket is unusually clean and unclipped, still bearing the original $3.50 price. The only losses of note are chipping across the head of the spine to a maximum depth of .25 inch. The orange panels on the jacket spine are lightly sunned, but nonetheless retain decent orange color. There is light wear at a few spots along the edges and at the corners. There is a vertical crease on both the front and rear dust jacket faces where the dust jacket was obviously once folded. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A95.2, Woods/ICS A39(ba), Langworth p.158.

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        La tradition européenne *

      H.-L.Mermod, Lausanne (5.1932). - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée sur moelleux Japon. Un essai placé sous le signe de Goethe, cité en incipit, sur un sujet inépuisable !Ah ces vieux Japon qui riment avec molleton, dont ils ont la douceur. Sur les premiers les mots nous touchent d'une façon presque physique et luisent d'une plus rare brillance, tandis que sous les seconds. mais ne nous égarons pas !Un de nos vieux infidèles en chercha en vain lors d'un récent voyage au pays du soleil levant, des papiers de ce niveau, on en trouve plus.C'est dire si cet exemplaire mérite son nom. Édition originale. L'un des 12 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Vieux japon et monogrammés par l'éditeur au crayon bleu (curieusement outremer), avant 400 vélin et 3 Chine lettrés hors commerce.

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        The Games of the Xth Olympiad, Los Angeles 1932: Official Report

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

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        Official Report III Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1932

      - Lake Placid, 1932 [1932] 4to, 291 p., blue textured boards with emblem of Olympic goddess on front board, spine lettered in gilt. The official record of the first Winter Olympics held in the United States. The ceremonies were opened by FDR; the United States would win the medal count (12 total) and Canada would win its fourth consecutive gold medal in hockey. Numerous B&W photographs of the courses and athletes throughout Pressure indentation verso of front board underneath Olympic emblem; some light waviness to text block margins throughout, small nick to rear spine joint, spine gilt almost illegible; light soiling and edgewear to boards and spine tips but a clean copy overall of a scarce item.

      [Bookseller: Marc J Bartolucci]
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        Art Forms in Nature. Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature

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

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        Kgl.

      Vitterhets, historie och antikvitets akademien. Dess förhistoria och historia. I-VIII. Uppsala, 1932-44. (8),282,(1) + (4),466,(1) + (4),404,(1) + (4),620,(1) + (6),720,(1) + (4),433,(2) + (4),490,(1) + (4),463,(1) s. & plr & 1 inklistrad rättelselapp. Åtta robusta gröna hklbd med stänkta snitt. Omslagen medbundna. Volym IV och V med svag antydan till sprickbildning i bakre falsen. Volym V och VIII med ett par små fläckar på ryggen. Med recensionsstpl i volym VI. Dedikation till Bror Olsson i volym I och IV.. Undertitlarna för de olika delarna är: I: "Antikvitetsstudiets början", II: "Antikvitetskollegiet I", III: "Antikvitetskollegiet II", IV: "Antikvitetsarkivet I", V: "Antikvitetsarkivet II", VI: "Adlerbeths tid 1786-1793", VII: "Akademien 1794-1826", VIII: "Akademien 1826-1837"

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        Stockton, Manitoba [Original Wood Engraving]

      Stockton, Manitoba 1932, 1st edition, 45/50. () Fine. 9.5 X 18 CM (3.75 X 7 inches) original black ink wood engraving 45 / 50 on special thin off-white paper. A finer print than the later edition. In 2.5 CM (1 inch) brushed silver metal conservation frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting with Tru Vue UV protectant conservation glass. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp black image. Frame measures 35.5 X 42 CM (14 X 16.5 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. A pencil notation of the title is below the image to the left and across from this, to the bottom right of the image, is Phillips' signature (also in pencil). With provenance at back. Boulet MBL186. For a reproduction of the book see page 230 in Boulet "The Tranquility and the Turbulence". A beautiful woodcut by the famous Canadian artist. A second edition was printed in 1956. A strong image with bold lines, beautiful detail and interesting contrast between shadow and light. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program. Its Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Pétrarque *

      Payot, Lausanne (1932). - Broché, couverture imprimée. Très frais hormis quelques rousseurs sur tranches. Avec le rare feuillet d'erratum qui évoque le mot accoisement, une carte postale destinée à l'ex-possesseur de ce volume, notable de la Cité convié à une causerie sur la prévention du crime par l'Eglise évangélique libre de Lausanne et, on a gardé le meilleur pour la fin, une ironique dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur évoquant, Venise, ses pigeons et le sommeil du petit frère, ò mystère. Édition originale. L'un des 500 alfa (non vergeturé, comme signalé par erreur), après 35 Hollande.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD

      London: Constable & Company Limited, (1932). First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name on verso of front endpaper. Some fraying of spine edges with neat repairs. Very Good. Laurence A210a. Pictorial boards and twenty woodblock illustrations within by John Farleigh. This copy with a lengthy SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the author on the half-title page: "Ayot St. Lawrence, Welwyn, Herts/Easter Sunday 1941./Dear Mrs. Berry/As this is a first edition it has all the/original mistakes in it. See my marginal notes/on pages 11, 35 & 63./Sell it to the foolish people who collect/first editions; and buy a properly corrected copy/with the proceeds. The transaction will be/quite profitable./Your father stood high in my regard/and respect./faithfully/G. Bernard Shaw." On the three pages mentioned by Shaw are MANUSCRIPT corrections in his hand ranging from one to two sentences. Neatly laid down on the page opposite the half title is a Shaw Compliments card with the following in Shaw's hand dated 18 April 1941 and SIGNED with his initials: "My secretary will return the picture/My signature is just above Laura Knight's."

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        The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Edited, with an introduction, by Bonamy Dobree. The King's Printers' Edition. In six [6] volumes

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, The King's Printers' Edition, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Six volumes. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, The King's Printers' Edition, 1932. First edition. §One of an edition of 900 numbered sets. Original orange buckram, gilt lettering and decoration, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, bevelled edges. Small professional repair to one spine, in other respects very good, bright set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

      [Bookseller: JAMES HAWKES]
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        BATOUALA

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Miguel Covarrubias. Small folio (8-1/2" x 13") bound in full blind-stamped brown leather. Copy #1205 of 1500 with beautiful line drawings and color illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. The first African novel to portray Black Africans as they are and not as white men in blackface. One of the more attractive early titles from the press, not often found in acceptable condition let alone as nice as this copy with the leather still supple and bright. A tasteful bookplate on the front pastedown might be seen as the only defect.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Black Mischief

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine and roundel to upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine and edges of boards tanned, ends of spine a little worn, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered large-paper copies with extra illustrations by Waugh, and signed by him on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Gods Arrive

      D. Appleton and Company, New York,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and decoration to upper board and spine gilt. Spine somewhat dull but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Printing. With the author's presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "John. from E. W. September 1932". The recipient was John Hugh-Smith, an intimate of Wharton's.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Light in August

      Harrison Smith and Robert Smith 1932 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PRINTING" printed on the copyright page. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION bound in he ORIGINAL publisher's cloth with Blue lettering on the spine and orange lettering on the front panel. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has light wear to the spine and edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the correct titles printed on the back panel of the dustjacket. The book is in great condition. The binding is tight, with no leans and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the ORIGINAL glassine cover issued with the book. We buy Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Amies - Filles *

      Hors commerce, sans lieu ni date [Ph.Gonin, Lausanne 1932]. - En feuilles 31 x 26, couverture imprimée. A côté de l'illustré érotique léger au tirage symbolique de 69 exemplaires, il existe cette suite plus explicite, tout en restant assez délicate, dans le style, si l'on ose dire, assez (bien) léché de l'artiste.Peu fréquent et méconnu.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        FOUR ORIGINAL LINDBERGH BABY ABDUCTION REWARD POSTERS

      1932. Good. [EPHEMERA - 20TH CENTURY] FOUR ORIGINAL LINDBERGH BABY ABDUCTION REWARD POSTERS. US Government Printing Office, 1932/New Jersey State Police, Trenton, NJ, 1932. Various sizes, printed on one side only. 1. "$25,000 REWARD! For information resulting in the apprehension and conviction of the kidnapers of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. The following is a list of currency paid as ransom. The list is arranged according to the LAST FOUR DIGITS of the serial number." Folded newsprint, toned and brittle, several closed tears to joints and creases with no loss except for a few small chips to edges. 27 x 17 inches unfolded. Fair to good condition. 2. "$25,000 REWARD for information resulting in the apprehension and conviction of the kidnapers of CHARLES A. LINDBERGH, JR." Handwriting samples from the ransom notes reproduced in facsimile. 11 x 8 1/2 inches, b/w on white paper. Very good condition, no creasing. 3. "To All Law Enforcement Officials, Wardens of Penal Institutions, Etc." Handwriting samples from the ransom notes reproduced in facsimile. B/w on white paper. 9 1/2 x 12 inches. Very good condition, no creasing. 4. "WANTED INFORMATION AS TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF CHAS. A. LINDBERGH, JR. OF HOPEWELL, N.J."With two b/w photo reproductions of pictures of the child, with a written physical description. New Jersey State POlice, Trenton. B/w on white paper. Good, one three inch closed tear to "WANTED," repaired on reverse with acetate tape.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The History of the Russian Revolution

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1932. Three volumes complete - Volume One - 512pp; Volume Two - 360pp and Volume Three - 438pp. original cloth in DJ's. DJ's slightly faded to spines and a little unevenly to panels, small repair to foot of rear panel / flap of DJ to volume one. Covers slightly rubbed, hint of foxing / dust staining to top edges, bump to bottom front corner of volume two, previous owners book label to front pastedowns (Peter Hopkirk), but generally quite bright and clean. An attractive set, uncommon in DJ's. Grierson 204. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good+. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1932

      John Wisden and Co., Ltd., London 1932 - Original brown cloth boards with adverts present on the end papers and paste downs, a clean, tightly bound edition, with no marks or writing inside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryde Bookshop Ltd]
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        La gosse] *

      Sans date. - Pointe sèche originale 27 x 20, signée et numérotée (10) avec cachet d'atelier, feuillet 35 x 25, passe sous cadre à baguette argentée 54 x 44. Exceptionnelle épreuve de cette estampe inconnue, d'un érotisme "soft", non recensée dans l'oeuvre gravé, figurant une fille nue de dos, quittant une robe à frou-frou. Tirée dans les gris-bruns cette planche porte au verso le même titre, mais pas de la main de Barraud semble-t-il, qu'une autre composition de l'artiste (Cailler/Darel 10) , laquelle n'a aucune autre point commun ni ressemblance avec celle ci. Pas plus que le pastel de la première planche reproduite dans la monographie de François Fosca (Quatre chemins, 1932), retitrée "Jeune fille" dans le Canova/Wyder (Marendaz, 1979 - P.39) et faussement référencée comme huile par ailleurs.Elle date vraisemblablement des années 1910-1917, période faste durant laquelle le graveur exécuta une centaine d'estampes, la plupart en pointe sèche avec mention du fameux "procédé Barraud"; il s'agit vraisemblablement de rehauts en vernis mou, adoucissant un brin la morsure du trait gravé et donnant un peu de profondeur et de volume à ces oeuvres. Une partie de celles-ci rappellent certaines compositions aquarellées de Gustave Buchet, qui comme Barraud sera l'un des membres du groupe "Le Falot", entre bien d'autres influences ou parentés voisines; avant ce sera du côté de Lautrec et de Degas, voire de Kisling ou de Pascin, et après c'est plutôt vers Bonnard puis Matisse et enfin Erni chez qui l'on en trouvera l'écho.Malgré le numéro figurant en bas à gauche, probablement de Maurice cette fois, ce tirage pourrait être unique, ce qui expliquerait qu'il ait échappé aux signataires pré cités du catalogue raisonné.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        Memorials of the discovery and early settlement of the Bermudas or Somers Islands

      Bermuda Government Library, 1932. 2 vols. xxxvi + 772pp + xix + 760pp + plates and folding maps. Light toning to half titles and title pages. Very minor tone spotting to page edges only otherwise clean in original green decorated cloth, slightly shaken. Overall a fine copy of this important work.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1932. Hardcover. Light wear to the corners, a few light scratches to the front cover, and one deeper scratch to the spine which has light chipping to the heel and heavier chipping to the head with about an 1/8" loss of leather. Very Good in a later, Fine slipcase. John Tenniel. In the original heavily gilt-decorated full red morocco. With the original illustrations by John Tenniel. Copy #12 of 1500 with typography and binding by Frederick Warde who has SIGNED the colophon page. Additionally SIGNED for the publisher on a separate page bound in before the title page by Alice Hargreaves, "the original Alice," one of only about 500 copies of the total edition of 1500 copies that were signed by her a few years before her death. Alice refused to sign other editions of this famous book in her lifetime, written by Carroll for her when she was young Alice Liddell, but she was convinced with the help of monetary compensation to sign these copies. She would also sign two years later copies of THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS by the same publisher. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the most famous children's books ever published here signed by the subject of the book. Many have praised this book, but perhaps novelist Sir Walter Besant's remark is the most insightful: "It admits us into a state of being which, until it was written, was not only unexplored but undiscovered.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Le pèlerinage de la Mecque au point de vue religieux social et sanitaire. Par le Docteur Duguet, Médecin General, Inspecteur géneral du Conseil sanitaire, maritime et quarantenaire d'Égypte. Avec une préface de Justin Godart.

      Paris, Éditions Rieder, 1932. - Large 8vo. XII, 337, (1) pp., l. bl. f. Original printed wrappers. With 8 plates printed on 4. First edition. - "The true subject of this book is not named in the title, yet two-thirds of the whole are given up to cholera. To introduce his subject the author gives a description of the pilgrimage which is so readable that it is almost ungracious to say that one or two points are open to criticism [.] In the body of the book the author describes the epidemics at Mecca, the hospitals (!), the development of preventive measures outside the Hedjaz, and his hopes for the future. The policies of the Turks, King Husain, and Ibn Sa'fid, the change in defence from long quarantine to inoculation and disinfection, and the growth of the International Sanitary Conference are explained. He records inhuman wickedness and magnificent courage and generosity. A squeamish layman should not read some of the pages just before dinner or bed [.] The conclusion is that all pilgrims should be protected by inoculation against cholera, plague, and smallpox before leaving their homes [.] There are a few misprints, one of which makes the name of Dr. Olschanietzki even less pronounceable than it is by nature. A very useful book" (A. S. Tritton, book review in: Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies VII, 1 [1933] 224). Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 871. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        La politique et les partis.

      Editions Rieder 1932 - - Editions Rieder, Paris _1932, 13,5x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 60 ex numérotés sur vélin de Rives, tirage de tête après 10 Japon. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Louis Guilloux. Dos très légèrement passé, petites piqûres sur les gardes, sinon agréable exemplaire à toutes marges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik

      Berlin: Julius Springer, 1932. First edition. A fine copy of his classic text on the foundations of quantum mechanics. In the early years of quantum mechanics several distinct formulations were developed; Heisenberg&#39;s matrix mechanics, Schrödinger&#39;s wave mechanics, and Dirac&#39;s more general transformation theory. However these theories lacked strict mathematical rigor (only much later through Laurent Schwartz&#39;s theory of distributions did Dirac&#39;s theory achieve this). Quantum mechanics is one of the fields of science which was fortunate to attract the attention of a mathematician of von Neumann&#39;s character. Von Neumann showed, in a paper published 1927, how generalized infinite-dimensional Euclidean spaces (function spaces) and linear operators provide the proper mathematical framework for quantum mechanics. Von Neumann was strongly influenced by Hilbert&#39;s program of axiomatizing the fields of science. The axiomatic approach which von Neumann takes in his theory has ever since dominated modern physics and functional analysis, and it was von Neumann who coined the term &#39;Hilbert space&#39;. Von Neumann&#39;s work in this field culminated in this monograph which in addition to the earlier paper includes his important considerations, inspired by Bohr and Heisenberg, regarding the problem of measurement, in particular von Neumann&#39;s disproof of hidden variables. Published as Vol. 38 of <i>Die Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften in Einseldarstellungen</i>. 8vo: 238 x 158 mm. Publishers full cloth: fine, and completely clean throughout. (VIII), 262, (2:adverts) pp. Rare in such fine condition.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS]
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        Experimental Television: A Series of Simple Experiments with Television Apparatus. Also How to Make a Complete Home Television Transmitter and Television Receiver

      Lothrop Lee & Shepard Co. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.. (1932). First. First edition. Fine in pictorial cloth and fine dustwrapper. An early book on television, in exceptional condition. Very scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die Göttinnen. Oder die drei Romane der Herzogin von Assy

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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