viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1932

        PURPLE PRINCE OF OZ

      1932. 1. (BAUM,L.FRANK). PURPLE PRINCE OF OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1932). 4to, deep purple cloth, pict. paste-on, tiny rub area on rear corner else fine in VG+ sl. frayed dw ($1.75 price and ads through this title). 1st ed. 1st state, illustrated by J.R. NEILL with cover plate, pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates coated on one side plus b&w's in-text. A beautiful copy. H-G XXVI.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 1.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        CORPUS NUMMORUM ITALICORUM. PRIMO TENTATIVO DI UN CATALOGO GENERALE DELLE MONETE MEDIOEVALI E MODERNE CONIATE IN ITALIA O DA ALTRI PAESI. VOLUME VIII MARCHE.

      Roma Cecchini 1932 4° grande Pagine 596 + XXXI tavole di monete fuori testo. Ottima legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone editoriale di lusso. Titolo e fregi in oro su tasselli. Nervi. Piccole spellature. Piatti in tela marrone con angoli. Ottimo esemplare. Opera assai ricercata e non comune. Edizione originale di questo ""corpus"" sulle monete d'Italia di straordinaria importanza, tuttora insuperato ed insostituibile; volume accuratamente impresso su carta forte, corredato di tavole di monete nitidamente riprodotte, in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
 2.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Education and the Social Order

      London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, 1932. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge stained blue. Spine a little sunned, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Lady Ottoline Morrell, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author "O. from B.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [Autographes d'exception & Reliures en plein maroquin] Voyage au bout de la nuit

      Paris: Denoël & Steele, 1932. relié. 12x19cm. Edition de l'année de l'originale. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, plats recouverts de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Patrice Goy. Exceptionnel et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Abel Gance : "A mon ami Abel Gance fidèle dans un voyage autour de tout. LF Destouches." Quelques repère de lecture marginaux au crayon de papier in-fine. Ami de Gance depuis 1917, Céline lui voue une grande admiration: "Il restera dans cent ans bien plus de votre cinéma que de mon gros tambour mortuaire". L'estime est réciproque et Gance sera le premier à envisager, dès le mois de novembre 1932, une adaptation cinématographique du Voyage, projet auquel Céline tenait beaucoup. Abel Gance acheta les droits à Denoël pour 300.000 francs. Impossible défi, il abandonna le projet un an plus tard. Lui succéderont : Claude Autant-Lara, Michel Audiard, Sergio Leone, Federico Fellini, François Dupeyron… Autant d'échecs, malgré la ferveur des cinéastes ("Le voyage n'est pas un film, c'est un renvoi d'ascenseur, le père Céline on lui doit tout !" - Audiard) et les efforts de Céline (il se rendit à Hollywood en 1934 pour "signer une option de six mois avec Lester Yard […] De tous les agents, il m'a semblé le plus apte, le plus coquin"). Rendez-vous manqué ou rencontre impossible, Céline conclura : "Je laisse rien au cinéma ! Je lui ai embarqué ses effets ! … toute sa rastaquouèrie-mélo! … tout son simili-sensible ! […] j'ai capturé tout l'émotif ! …" (Entretiens avec le professeur Y). Abel Gance ayant, par la suite, détruit une grande partie de sa correspondance avec son sulfureux ami, cette dédicace constitue un des rares témoignages de la rencontre de deux pionniers du langage artistique moderne. Bel et unique exemplaire parfaitement établi. - Denoël & Steele, Paris _1932, 12x19cm, relié. - Autographes d'exception & Reliures en plein maroquin relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 5.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        AUTOGRAPHED POSTAL CARD TO GEORGE HUGNET / Carte Postal. Paris, July 30, 1932

      Paris: Alexander Calder, 1932 Calder, Alexander. (George Hugnet). Signed Carte Postal. Paris,Sunday, April 17th, 1932. 4" x 5" French postal card. An tasty Autographed Postal Card from Alexander Calder [American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile, 1898-1976] to George Hugnet [French, 1906-1974, surrealist poet, graphic artist & collagist & central figure in the Dada movement and Surrealism] - "Cher George / Nour partons envers Lundi a minuit / Que veux tu que je fasse pour cette "Objectionable" Exposition. Je telephonerai chez Bucher demain mais au moin envoye moi un petit mot / Calder". The card stock a bit darkened but still in excellent condition. Lovely Association copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        ROSS MACDONALD IN THE GRUMBLER

      Kitchener: Kitchener: Waterloo College, 1932 First Edition. One of the earliest appearances of Ross Macdonald, [Kenneth Millar] in his 1932 school Year Book. Avery nice, very good copy indeed in illustrated beige wrappers, printed in brown. Royal 8vo. 121 pp. + 2 pp. for Autographs, the first bearing a neat signature, the last page with one name, James. Bullock [On the Grumbler's athletic staff] written repeatedly on the page in red. Includes Macdonald's, To The Damned Their Due and a collaborative work, Philo France And The Zuider Zee. With contributions by Margaret Millar, [nee Sturm], and two black and white school photographs, picturing Ross Macdonald and his future wife Margaret. Overall, a handsome copy in collectible condition of a very scarce Kenneth and Margaret Millar item.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        AUTOGRAPHED POSTAL CARD TO GEORGE HUGNET / Carte Postal. Paris, July 30, 1932

      Paris: Alexander Calder, 1932 Calder, Alexander. (George Hugnet). Signed Carte Postal. Paris,Sunday, April 17th, 1932. 4" x 5" French postal card. An tasty Autographed Postal Card from Alexander Calder [American sculptor and artist most famous for inventing the mobile, 1898-1976] to George Hugnet [French, 1906-1974, surrealist poet, graphic artist & collagist & central figure in the Dada movement and Surrealism] - "Cher George / Nour partons envers Lundi a minuit / Que veux tu que je fasse pour cette "Objectionable" Exposition. Je telephonerai chez Bucher demain mais au moin envoye moi un petit mot / Calder". The card stock a bit darkened but still in excellent condition. Lovely Association copy.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 8.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. 517pp., illustrated by photograph, bound in black cloth, upper board stamped with the author's name in gilt, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A lovely copy, nearly fine inunclipped pictorial dust jacket showing a few chips to spines ends and corners, small chip along bottom edge of front panel. Overall, a very nice copy housed in a custom leather backed clamshell. The author writes profound and subtle reasons why bullfighting is so wonderful to so many men for so many centuries, and why bullfighting is truly an art rather than sport.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Brave New World

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1932. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine gilt on blue ground, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Cloth a little rubbed, toned at the spine and edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 324 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        BRAVE NEW WORLD

      London: Chatto & Windus,. 1932. original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained blue.. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with a few small chips,. several small closed tears, and age toning to spine panel. The front. panel is nice and bright. A nice copy of this influential book.. (#81337). First edition. "... stands alongside WE and NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR as one of the classic dystopian novels." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-56. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-27; (1981) 2-44; (1987) 2-47; and (1995) 2-56. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 437. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 61. Connolly, The Modern Movement 75. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 98-103. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 602. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 195. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 247-53. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07670.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Brave New World

      London, Chatto and Windus,, 1932.. Large octavo. Bound by Bayntun in full black morocco, titles and box design to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Signed by Huxley. Fine in fine binding. Limited to 324 signed numbered copies of which 314 were for sale, this being number 103 and is signed on the limitaion page by Aldous Huxley.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [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]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 16.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      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]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        NEW MATERIAL CONFIDENTIAL SERVICE [wrapper title]

      [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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        “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.]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        "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.  

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc.]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: ERIK TONEN BOOKSELLER]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
 31.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        FAIRY TALES

      1932. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS ANDERSEN. Lond.: Harrap (Mckay on spine) [1932]. 4to, 288p., red gilt cloth, top edge gilt, lettering dulled else, FINE IN DUST WRAPPER AND PICTORIAL BOX! (box neatly strengthened). 1st edition. Illustrated by Rackham with pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates, and a profusion of black and whites in-text. The mounted color plate on the wrapper that is repeated on the box does not appear in-text. This is an extraordinary copy of a truly beautiful book.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
 32.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

      1932. First American Trade EditionScarce in the Original Dust Jacket and Box[RACKHAM, Arthur]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Philadelphia: David McKay Co., 1932. First American trade edition. Large octavo (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in; 244 x 180 mm). 287, [1] pp. Twelve full-page color illustrations with captioned tissue-guards and fifty-nine black and white drawings. Pink and white pictorial end-papers. Publisher's rose red cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Small bookseller's ticket on lower corner of front end-paper. Original color pictorial dust jacket. In publisher's box with full color illustration laid on. A fine copy in a near mint dust jacket with only the mildest of soiling.The text block and illustrations are identical to the first London editions, both having been printed by R. & R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh."The undertaking that meant most to him in the early 'thirties was his edition of Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales, a project that had been in his mind for many years. With Barbara he paid a preparatory visit to Denmark in the autumn of 1931, and while in Copenhagen met an old lady who as a child had hidden under a table in order to hear Andersen himself reading some newly written stories to a gathering of adults. Rackham sketched busily both in town and country, visiting farms and local museums. 'It is rather fatiguing,' he wrote to his wife. 'I have to talk so much & behave myself so well all the while, taking notes for dear life. But everyone is most delightfully friendly & anxious to help. Of course Andersen is their great god. And all, and at the bookshop, are greatly interested in what I have to do. "At one farm he went into the pigsty. 'But an indoor pigsty. No good for Andersen's Swineherd. And that's a mercy. For the stench was so appalling that I thought I should be sick." (Derek Hudson, Arthur Rackham, pp. 131-132)Latimore and Haskell p. 68. Riall 177.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
 33.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Four poems. L'allegro. Il penseroso. Arcades. Lycidas

      Gregynog Press [Newtown, Montgomeryshire]: Gregynog Press. 1932. Edition limited to 250 copies on Japan vellum, tall thin 8vo, 33-[35]pp., 11 semi-erotic wood engravings (4 full-p.) by Blair Hughes-Stanton; the binding slightly rubbed, else about fine in original brick red Heritage calf, lettered and decorated in black on upper cover.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
 34.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        GEOGRAPHY OF CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY

      The New York Public Library New York: The New York Public Library. 1932. folio, half leather, cloth, five raised bands, cardboard box with paper cover label. xvi, 167 pages, and 29 plates.. Based upon Greek and Latin Manuscripts and Important Late Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Printed Editions, Including Reproductions of the Maps from the Ebner Manuscript, ca. 1460. Limited to 250 numbered copies. Printed on Charing handmade paper. Designed by John Archer. Collotypes by Max Jafeé. Introduction by Professor Joseph Fischer. This is the first English translation of "Geography". This volume covers eight books by Ptolemy, added to it are 27 maps of the Codex Ebnerianus, the Ruysch Map from the 1508 printed edition of "Geography," and the New World Map from the 1522 edition. The box for the volume is soiled, worn, and split at the joints and corners. Very minor wear at spine ends. .

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press ]
 35.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
 36.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
 37.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        FURTHER CRITICISM OF POETRY... [caption title]

      Louisville: Press of Geo. G. Fetter Co. [Louisville: Press of Geo. G. Fetter Co.,. 1932]. printed self wrappers, stapled.. Horizontal crease where folded for mailing, a nice copy. Rare.. (#108205). First edition. Joshi I-A-6a. Currey, p. 327.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 38.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
 39.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
 40.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        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)

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
 41.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        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]
 42.   Check availability:     UKBookworld     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Patrik Andersson Antikvariat]
 43.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.