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        Glory].

      Sovremennyia Zapiski Paris 1932 - Octavo (19.3 x 14.2 cm). Original printed wrappers; spine worn, front wrapper attached with old tape, some staining wrappers and front endpaper, stamp on rear wrapper. Presentation copy of the first edition, inscribed to his wife, in Russian: 'to doggie, from the author, and with pencilled minor emendations in a few pages, probably by Nabokov. In the introduction to the English translation Nabokov writes that his novel Glory, 'my only one with a heights of purity and melancholy that I have only attained in the much later Ada'. ___________________________________ ?????????? ????????? ????????????? ???????, ??????????? ????????? ???? ?????????: «?ë???? ?? ??????»; ? ?????????? ????????????? ?????????? ?? ?????????? ????????? ??????, ?????????, ????????, ????? ???????? ? ??????????? ? ??????????? ???????? ?????? ????? ???????: «??? ???????????? [?????], ????????? ????? ??????? ? ??????? ??????????, ??????? ? ???? ????????? ?????? ? ??????? ????? ??????? [???? ??????] ???». [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Euskal-Erria. Publicación Defensora y Propagadora de las Libertades Vascas .

      1931-1932. Ed. Editorial Vasca. - Editorial Vasca. Zarauz. . 1 Vol. . 216 páginas pp. Folio. Tela y Papel. . Número extraordinario con motivo de la aprobación del Estatuto Vasco. Muy ilustrado con separatas de láminas con motivos vascos. Preciosa encuadernación simil piel con el escudo de Euskalherría.

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        Abstraction Création Art non Figuratif 1932. 5 numéros.,1932

      French Text. Paris, Editions les tendances nouvelles, 1932; 5 vols., paperback, pp. 250, b/w ill. francaise

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        Le Statut de Kalisz [The Statute of Kalisz].

      Paris Table Ronde 1932 - Folio, 380 x 320 mm. Text in French, Polish, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Italian and Spanish. 44 full-colour facsimile leaves (only, of 45, but with 2 duplicates [see note above]), heightened in silver & gold, each printed on one side of toned sheets; lacking the printed nomination and limitation ff.; original burgundy morocco with publisher's gilt and embossed medallion on front cover. Fine example of this scarce work, published in a limited edition of 500 copies. Considered to be one of Szyk's greatest creations, The Statute of Kalisz explores a significant event in Polish history in which Jews were granted civil and religious privileges commencing with the 13th century. In this work Szyk also emphasised the contributions which Jews had made to Polish society and the mutual and beneficial relationship which existed between Poles and Jews for centuries. This work must be viewed in context of Szyk's lifelong efforts to combat prejudice and especially anti-Semitism through his art as well as through direct political activism. This context of the May 1924 coup in Poland should also be considered. Szyk believed that Joseph Pilsudski, the coup's leader, was Poland's only hope for true democracy, while current government would often officially sanction anti-Semitism. Szyk chose The Statue of Kalisz as his subject, as this was a historical precedent for fair treatment of Jews by the Polish government. The work shows scenes demonstrating mutually beneficial cooperation between Poles and Jews spreading over a period of nine centuries. This project was the first time Szyk acted simultaneously as scribe, calligrapher and illustrator. Szyk often looked to medieval illuminated manuscripts for inspiration for his dense colourful imagery. The work includes elaborately illustrated translations of the original Latin text of the laws to French, Polish, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, German, Italian and Spanish - each on separate page. This particular copy is somewhat anomalous, at least when compared to the few copies that have come up at auction: there are two duplicated colour sheets (sheets 8 & 15 of the Latin & French double-column translation) present and one colour sheet, commencing 'Jus Polonicum Jura Judaeis.', absent here; neither the printed nomination or limitation leaf have been bound in, and all the colour sheets have been mounted onto stubs and sewn into the publisher's original binding, rather than loose as normally presented. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arabia Felix. Across the "Empty Quarter" of Arabia.

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. - 8vo. XXIX, (3), 397, (1) pp. With 2 maps, 74 photo illustrations on plates, and 7 text illustrations. Publisher's gilt red cloth with dustjacket. First American edition, published simultaneously with the London one, signed by the author in green ink on the flyleaf. The preface was contributed by T. E. Lawrence. Among the many photograph illustrations is one of the earliest portraits of the Qatar royal family (facing p. 298). "In this book, Bertram Thomas relates some aspects of his journey in which he crossed the Rub' Al Khali (Empty Quarter) from Oman to Qatar, and provides geographical information about the peninsula of Qatar, especially the southern part. He also recorded his observations of the region stretching from the Gulf of Salwa to Al-Rayyan, where he met Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al Thani, Emir of Qatar at the time (1930). The book includes photographs he took of Sheikh Abdullah, Mohamed bin Abdul-Latif bin Mani', and his brother Saleh bin Abdul-Latif bin Mani'. He gives some concise information about Al-Nuaija, Doha towers, and the castle" (Fikri). - A fine copy. Macro 2185. M. H. Fikri, Qatar in the Heart and in History (2011), p. 46f. (illustrated). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Memorials of the Discovery and Early Settlement of the Bermudas or Somers Islands. 1515-1685.

      Bermuda Government Library, 1932. 6/25/16. 2 vols. xxxvii, 772; xix, 760 pp. b/w plates, folding map. A most thorough work, including natural history, social history, laws, etc. by the former Governor of the Bermudas. “The definitive source book for the history of Bermuda in the period covered.” - Hallett p. 125. Second edition, with corrections. (The first was 1877.) Inner hinges cracking, else a very good set in original cloth bindings.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        The Working Woman in the Soviet Union. Moscow, the Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.

      1932 - First Edition. 8vo, 38, [2]pp, original publisher's wrappers [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Far Eastern Booksellers / Kyokuto Shoten]
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        Baghdad Sketches

      The Times Press, Baghdad., 1932. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 132. Twelve plates from drawings by E.N. Prescott, the ''frontispiece'' being opposite page 1 rather than the title-page, as is always the case. Plain red cloth with title-labels on spine and upper covers. The author's first book. Twenty ''sketches'', including: ''Life in the Slum'', ''Concerning Smells'', ''Concerning Manners'', ''A Syriac Christmas'', ''The Nisibin Road'', ''The Devil Worshippers'', ''Ramadhan'', ''The Fellahin'', ''The Kuwait Journey'', ''The Life of the River'' etc.Top corner clipped from front free endpaper. Corners of covers slightly scuffed. Spine a bit faded. Very good.

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        Murder in Mesopotamia.

      London Collins for The Crime Club 1932 - First edition, 8vo., closed tear to page 191/192, otherwise fine, modern full black morocco with maroon lettering pieces, geometric endpapers, all edges gilt, fine. One of Christie's earlier and very popular titles; she was inspired from her own visit to the Royal Cemetery at Ur where she met her husband, Sir Max Mallowan, and other British archaeologists. Nurse, Amy Leatheran, is hired to care for Louise Leidner by her husband of two years Dr Erich Leidner, a Swedish archaeologist. They are on a dig near Hassanieh, Iraq, then a British protectorate. Louise was married briefly during the Great War 15 years earlier to a German named Frederick Bosner, who worked for the US State Department but was actually a German spy.the foundation for another case involving Hercule Poirot. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ulysses [Definitive Standard Edition]

      Odyssey Press, Hamburg / Paris / Bologna 1932 - The "most accurate and authoritative text of Ulysses [Slocum & Cahoon]," First Impression, complete in two volumes Small 8vo: 400,[2]; [2],401-792,[2]pp. Stiff grey wrappers printed in reddish brown; priced in marks (5.60, francs (36.00), and lire (28.00). Also printed in a thin-paper one-volume edition and in a slightly taller special edition of only 35 copies. About Fine, both spines slightly toned, top edges lightly dust-soiled. Connolly 42. Slocum & Cahoon 20. Soon after moving to Paris, in 1927, "when strolling past Shakespeare and Company, the bookshop founded by Sylvia Beach on the rue de l'Odéon, [Stuart Gilbert's] life changed permanently. The window display included some pages from Ulysses, in a French translation by Auguste Morel and Valéry Larbaud, in which Gilbert noticed a number of errors and interpolations. Beach recommended that Gilbert leave his contact details and said that Joyce would contact him. Joyce did, and a lifelong collaboration ensued, leading not only to Gilbert becoming a literary translator . . . but to the publication of Gilbert's seminal work James Joyce's Ulysses: a Study, in 1930," and, in 1932, this definitive edition of the text. (ODNB) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Brave New World.

      London Chatto & Windus 1932 - First edition, 8vo., modern full dark blue morocco, the spine blocked in silver after the original. all edges silvered, a fine copy. The year is 2540 and this novel predicts developments in psychological manipulation, reproductive technology and many other changes that combine to alter society beyond recognition. The work is regarded as one of the top 100 greatest novels of all time and Huxley created his 'negative utopia' in response to events of the Depression in Britain during the year of writing, 1931. The author maintained that stability was the 'primal and ultimate need' if civilisation was to survive. Connolly 75 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Memorial.

      London: Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press,, 1932. Portrait of a Family. Octavo. Original pink and white cloth, titles to spine in blue, top edge black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled and lightly toned, a couple of small marks to spine and head of rear cover; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with faintly faded spine. First edition, first impression, in the uncommon first state pink and white cloth binding. The first impression was printed in a run of 1,222 copies. "A remarkably acute and assured novel about the pre- and post-war generations" in the attractive jacket designed by John Banting (ODNB).

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        Black Mischief 

      Map frontispiece, First edition. 8vo., original marbled cloth. London, Chapman & Hall.

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        THE CHINESE GIRL.

      Tientsin 1932. Red cloth, very good, 108p. English text many b.w. collotype photos of Chinese girls, translated from the the Russian by E.De Laberbis, 18 x 24.5 cm., minor detent to title page.FIRST & ONLY EDITION EXCEPTIONALLY RARE & OBSCURE This great work is devoted to the Chinese girl; the various types are explained by the author. He had much experience with "sing-song" dancers, "entertainers" & others most whom were disguised prostitutes. This work basically is a photographic essay with accompanying text. Each girl "type" is discussed, showing her photograph, with her traits and attributes. This book covers the intricate phase of Chinese social life, hitherto not set down into writing, customs, habits, the live of "sing-song" girls, how they are in North China, Tientsin, Peking, Shanghai, Hong Kong, descriptions correct in every detail based on the author's personal private and very personal primary observation. * These girls found work in cabarets, some were called "dancers, actress, entertainers, circus performers, dramatic artists, popular ballet & dancing girls" as well as movie starlets, high & low class prostitutes and were "companions" to foreigners. * Considered social outcasts, they were banned from respect- able Chinese society. Due to overwhelming Western influences and changes taking place in Chine in addition to the profuse number of very willing foreign men, the swelling ranks of "professional" women flourished during the hay day of night life in 1920-30's China. * Many of these women were stunningly beautiful and charming. They were fashionable and wore marvelous clothes and jewelry most of which were gifts from their appreciative clients. The were knock outs and they were in great demand ! * A most fascinating and very RARE primary study of the "pleasure girls" of China. The title page shows [Mr. Grin] editor of the Russian Daily "Nasha Zaria" next to the author's name, a play on words, a pun. * RARITY: This obscure and R A R E work was copyright by and printed for the author, and was not distributed by the usual sources due to the "indiscreet" nature of the subject. The book was rather and more likely simply given out to the author ' s cronies and partners in crime. This obscure gem is truly seldom found for sale on the market and is always rare. * .

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        The International Style: Architecture Since 1922

      W.W. Norton and Company. Hardcover. New York, 1932. 8vo, cloth with jacket, unpaginated. A very nice copy of this landmark architecture title in the scarce dustjacket. The book is near fine with some very light normal age-related wear and faint creases to the first few leaves at upper corner, as well as a tiny ink mark on front free endpaper that looks like the remnants of an old price. The jacket is very good minus with a triangular chip of nearly an inch at top of spine, some small chips and a a line written in ink on head of spine. Remains quite attractive. "Hitchcock is best known as the historian of modernism. His collaboration with Philip Johnson on Modern Architecture: International Exhibition, held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1932, and the accompanying catalog, The International Style: Architecture since 1922 (1932), made him the preeminent advocate of modernism in architecture in America. The exhibition and the book presented the previous decade of architecture in Europe, the United States, and Japan as embodying an international movement that had cast aside what the collaborators viewed as the falsehood of much nineteenth-century architecture. The already existing, coherent style of architecture that Johnson and Hitchcock claimed to have recognized was simplified in the catalog's introduction by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., as an emphasis on volume over mass, regularity as opposed to symmetry, dependence on the intrinsic qualities of materials, the use of fine proportions, and a rejection of applied ornament." - ANB. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1932.

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        The Encyclopaedia Britannica - Fourteenth Edition - A New Survey of Universal Knowledge

      Band 1 - 24 komplett. Gutes Exemplar der Encyclopaedia Britannica, tadellose Bindung etc., Papier leicht nachgedunkelt, Lederrücken tlw. etwas brüchig, vor allem den Rückenober- und Unterkanten. Aus dem Besitz von Richard C. Patterson, Jr., überreicht zu seiner Ernennung zum "Comissioner of Correction" von New York City im September 1932 (Goldprägung auf 1. Band, Vorderdeckel), Patterson machte sich vor allem einen Namen als Mitbegründer und -gestalter von Riker's Island, besser bekannt als "The Rock" (Gefängnisinsel vor New York City), später als amerikanischer Botschafter in Yugoslawien, Guatemala und in der Schweiz. In jedem Band befindet sich auf dem Vorsatz ein schön gestaltetes Exlibris seiner Frau Shelley. - (Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland)

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        Salmagundi.

      - Milwaukee: The Casanova Press, 1932. 8vo., [1]-53, [1 colophon] pp., printed in red and black, inlaid frontis portrait. Original stiff yellow wrappers printed in red and black, unopened, uncut with deckled fore-edges. Housed in the original burgundy paper slipcase. A very fine copy, beautifully printed. First edition, first printing, number 269 of 525 numbered copies. Contents include a preface by Paul Romaine, three prose pieces: "New Orleans," On Criticism," and "Verse Old and Nascent: A Pilgrimage," five poems: "The Faun," "Dying Gladiator," "Portrait," "The Lilacs," and "L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune," as well as a short poem by Ernest Hemingway which appears on the lower wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Postcard Handwritten by Crane

      - THE SECOND AND MORE IMPORTANT POSTCARD WRITTEN ON JANUARY 27, 1932. A very important postcard from "Harold" Hart Crane to Ethel Clark, sent from Taxco, January 27, 1932, regarding his ringing of the bells. Postcard with a postmark of January 27, 1932 mailed from Taxco, containing a twenty-centavos air mail stamp, addressed to Ethel Clark, Box 604, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Estados-Unidos. In Crane’s hand: "Have just been up, at dawn, and rang the bells, --or helped to—in the towers of this old church here. And set off rockets, too. Love, Harold." The front of the card is a photographic view of an architectural detail in the stonework of what is presumed to be the Church of Santa Prisca in Taxco. Mexico. Standing by the stonework is a young boy whose raised hand rests on the stonework. The caption of the photo reads in part: "Balcon del Campanario, Taxco, Mx." The reverse of the card was re-produced on the rear cover of Vol, II, No. 2 of the Hart Crane Newsletter. This issue of the HCN contains (on pp. 6-10) Vivian Pemberton's essay, "The Composition of 'The Broken Tower,'" explaining the connection between the ringing of the bells mentioned in this postcard and the writing of the poem. This is the second of the two postcards which were sent by Crane to family members on the same day. Vivian Pemberton feels that this postcard is the more important of the two since it mentions his ringing of the bells. Crane usually signed his letters to family members as "Harold." In fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        During Stalin's Great Famine - Photographs, Ink Drawings and Ephemera from a Voyage to Russia

      Russia, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, 14 July to 4 August 1932. A uniquely visual archive of a voyage to Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Russia, including a manuscript travellogue with drawings and a volume of photographs in which one-third of their context is devoted to firsthand accounts and views of Vyborg and Saint Petersburg during the Soviet famine. The archive comprises a 34 page manuscript journal profusely illustrated with coloured manuscript drawings, 82 original photographs and 19 photographic postcards captioned in detail, a large folding plan of the vessel, ephemera related to the voyage including the travellers' custom designed programme, and a large illustrated monthly propaganda magazine "USSR en Construction" - the French edition of issue 11 printed in Moscow in 1931. Made and acquired by Dr. O. Ménard of Marseilles, a French physician who participated in the special chartered cruise onboard the French Line's SS Cuba, hosted by a medical fraternity. The lot neatly presented in three parts, utilizing the ship's stationery as wrappers for the journal and the album of photographs. Accompanied by a manuscript signed letter by L. Monceaux, dated 31 March 1950, a friend to whom the author/traveller sent the archive. The ocean liner SS Cuba (1923-1945) typically made trans-Atlantic voyages from France to the West Indies and Latin America, and occasionally made voyages to Spain. In this instance, in July 1932, she was privately chartered by a French Medical Society for a special tour, affording an uncommon to visit Vyborg and Leningrad during a voyage to Scandinavian and Baltic Ports. The physicians were further provided with the distinct privilege of touring Soviet hospitals and medical facilities and meeting with Russians in their same profession. According to the text, this was the first French tourist group permitted by Russian authorities to enter Saint Petersburg. Only three years before this voyage, in 1929, the Soviet Union opened up tourism to foreigners - under the strict control of the government's "Intourist" agency. Foreigners' movements and activities were guided and heavily monitored. Photography was restricted. Questions were limited. Tourism, for Soviet citizens and foreigners alike, was designed to promoted Soviet ideology, and provided a vehicle for pro-Soviet propaganda. Astute observations and biting candor, snapshot photography, charming drawings, and one captivating Russian magazine, are the tools of a French physician who describes and illustrates his visit to Russia - the first post-Revolution tour from France permitted to visit Leningrad. The visit takes place during a duplicitous time - an era of heavy propaganda for socialist ideology and collectivism, while Stalin's government simultaneously and secretly orchestrated a genocide of the lower classes with a famine. The concept of tourism had only begun in Russia and was permitted under fastidious restrictions. Although clearly captivated by his experience of Russia, Dr. Ménard also illustrates his intrigue and appreciation for tours of the Fantoft stave church, the Kjendal glacier, and relics of the Viking Age in Norway. Most notable in Sweden was evidently his tour of the Hanseatic city of Visby, also known as the "City of Ruins" and situated on the island of Gotland, ans secondly, and inland tour beginning at Stockholm. While the programme had listed Turku (Abo) as a port of call, this was changed to Helsinki, where passengers were offered a city tour to historic monuments. At the Free City of Danzig (now Gdansk in Poland), during its short period as a semi-autonomous city-state (1920-1939), Ménard notices much talk and many flags of the German presidency candidate who would very soon become the most notorious Chancellor of Germany, and makes an excursion to Zoppot (Sopot). The final stop during the voyage was at Copenhagen in Denmark which facilitated tours of the Kronborg and Frederiksborg castles, as well as Copenhagen's historic city center, described over three pages. Each of these have their special place in the manuscript with highlights seen in drawings and photographs. The archive includes the following: A charmingly illustrated manuscript account of the voyage with special attention to Russia: Descriptions include every tour, historic monuments and sites, the varying landscapes and ways of life, as well as important events of the period, throughout Scandinavia, in Poland and Russia. As one of the earliest tourists in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) after the 1917 Revolution, Ménard provides a particularly fascinating glimpse of Soviet Russia under Stalin's rule, before the Second World War. His firsthand observations depict an impoverished society in the throes of reformation and uncertainty, a great contrast to the image depicted by Russian propaganda of the time. Quoting the nonsubtleties of the Soviet leaders intending to restrict freedom, he writes, "religion is the opium of the people". This traveller was a learned man, knowledgeable of world politics and empathetic to issues of humanity, therefore he saw beyond the controlled guided tours, and scripted accounts permitted to foreigners, his account now surviving as an invaluable and unbiased contemporary account. A postscript note dated 1949 summarizes political events since his journey in 1933, specifically with respect to Russo-German relations. 8vo. 34 pages in manuscript, one third of which describes Russia. Text is in French, replete with the author's skilled hand coloured manuscript drawings. Nine (9) pages are devoted to Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) and two (2) to Vyborg, which was then called Viipuri and part of Finland. A lovely presentation in a re-purposed double-leaf string-tied illustrated menu card from the SS Cuba, measuring approximately 21 x 27 cm, titled and initialled by the author to front. Excerpts from the text: "Le Cuba est le premier navire français à amener des tourites à Leningrad et a jeter coup d'oeuil derrière le rideau de fer tendu depuis la Révolution." ["The Cuba is the first French ship to bring tourists to Leningrad and has taken a look behind the iron curtain which stretched since the Revolution." - Ménard is referring to the expression as first introduced by the controversial Russian writer Vasily Rozanov in 1918 which would later be popularized by Churchill.] "Enfin on est autorisé à quitter le navire mais en passant individuellement en montrant son passeport visé et sa carte d'excursion.... Leningrad... On traverse des chantiers..."on commence a voir du monde... de pauvres maisons aux facades délabrées... Voir les photos prises en cachette! ["We are finally permitted to disembark, but only while individually showing our passports and tour card... Leningrad... We pass through construction sites... We begin to see the people... poor houses with dilapidated facades... Margin note - See my photographs taken secretly!"] "On passe des grandes places, des églises... devant le Palais d'Hiver et le Musée de l'Ermitage... nous sommes en plein dans... la Russie des Tsars!! Entrée - des formalités... on passe salle par salle... superbes bijoux... au causes de la Révolution... au trésau des bijoux scythes..." ["We pass large squares, churches ... in front of the Winter Palace and the Museum of the Hermitage... we are in... the Russia of the Tzars!!... We enter - formalities... we pass room by room ... superb jewellery ... the causes of the Revolution ... to the treasure of Scythian jewels..."] "On nous montre des palais mais transformées par l'usage des administrations de l'Etat. Notre guide ne manque pas à chaque occasion de nous citer des exploits de la Révolution." ["We are shown palaces transformed by the use of state administrations. Our guide never fails to mention the exploits of the Revolution."] "Le guide... suit à la lettre l'excursion du programme et nous laisse aucune liberté! Des groupes de Russes sont là aussi avec leurs guides... " ["The guide ... follows the tour itinerary to the letter and permits us no freedom! Russian groups are also there with their guides."] "Après-midi à visiter le Palais Tsarskoïé-Selo... bâtu par Elizabeth et Catherine II... autographes, photos (une ignoble Rasputine est représenté...)" ["After lunch we will visit the palace at Tsarskoye Selo... built by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great... autographs, photographs (one despicable Rasputin is represented...)"] "...arrivés à l'Hôpital Metchnikof - l'hôpital modèle que notre groupe est autorisé à visiter... d'autres groupes ont été à Peterhof ou visiter des usines. Rien d'organiser pour nous recevoir!" ["... arrive at the Metchnikoff Hospital - the model hospital that our group has been authorized to visit...others went to Peterhof Palace or to tour factories... Nothing organized to welcome us!"] "... d'abord au "Musée Anti-religieux". C'est à quoi sert maintenant la magnifique cathédrale dédiée à St. Isaac... Slogan - La Religion c'est l'Opium du Peuple." ["...first at the "Anti-Religion Museum". This is what now serves the magnificent cathedral dedicated to St. Isaac... Slogan - Religion is the Opium of the People."] "On est frappé aussi par le nombre de femmes qui sont occupés à des gros travaux habituellement réservés aux hommes..." ["We are shocked by the number of women employed at heavy labor work which is normally reserved for men."] "... dernier contrôle Sovietique - mon court mais intéressant séjour à Leningrad est terminé - nos guides sont restées sur le quai à nous regard partir. " ["... the final Soviet control - my short but interesting sojourn in Leningrad is over - our guides stayed on the dock to watch us depart."] "... On ne regrette pas cette occasion que l'on a eu de voire ce peuple d'esclaves qui, ayant chassé Dieu, détruit ses maîtres et ses élites et mêmes les classes bourgeousies, est là maintenant tout étonné de sa victoire et se demande comment il va pouvoir résoudre les difficultés de la vie avec un étât social différent et une mystique nouvelle" ["We do not regret the opportunity of seeing this people of slaves which, having suppressed God, destroyed its leaders, elites, and even the bourgeois class, is now astonished at its victory, and wonders how it will overcome the difficulties of life with a different society and new mysticism."] End excerpts. A volume of photographs with very detailed captions, illustrating his travels and largely focusing on Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union. With many restrictions in place by the Soviet government, the traveller took risks in snapping certain views. Rare photographs taken in Saint Petersburg capture a nation recovering from Tsarist autocracy while attempting to redefine themselves as a society. The Winter Palace Square was still ruins after having been devastated by the Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1917, its surrounding palatial buildings gradually becoming the Hermitage public museum complex of today. Also indicative of industrial advancement, motorized buses and flat-bed trucks are seen alongside the traditional horse-drawn carriages. Pre-WWII views of Nevsky Prospect street show glimpses of shops, the Elisseeff Emporium, the tower of the city Duma [parliament building], and the Grand Hotel Europe which opened its doors to the public in January 1875. Alongside the Neva river we see a three-car electric tram and a horse-drawn carriage, both dwarfed by the imposing Soviet Marine steamship is anchored quayside. Other photographs include the Trinity Bridge crossing the Neva river, Saint Isaac's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and three views of the palace at Tsarskoye Selo. Photographs range in size, the smallest measuring approximately 3 x 6 cm, and the largest measuring approximately 14 x 10 cm. Captions are in French. Mounted recto and verso onto cardstock leafs and contained within a folder obtained onboard the SS Cuba, measuring approximately 21 x 27 cm, illustrated, titled, and initialed in manuscript to front by the traveller. One contemporary Soviet propaganda magazine - USSR in Construction - heavily promoting industrialization., showing women working in crowded factories, an increased and powerful navy, timber commerce from the Leningrad port, improved communications, new schools, the Winter Palace restored as a museum, and a yacht club, altogether depicting Stalin's Utopian society and so-called cultural revolution. Text is in French. Large folio. 40 pages. A rare volume, issue No. 11 printed in Moscow in 1931, measuring 30 x 42 cm. Small stamp to front, wear to spine and extremities, otherwise in very good condition, complete with original titled green wrappers. Travel ephemera including the complete programme for the voyage with an additional 3 photographs mounted within, a passenger list and large folding plan of the ship, personalized and signed luggage labels, 7 original menu cards, an itinerary of land excursions, and 3 newspaper clippings being a consecutive series of articles published by one of the passengers following the voyage. Tourism in Soviet Russia: In the inter-war years the Soviet Union designed tourism for both local civilians and foreign tourists. To guide those activities, Intourist was established in 1929 as the official state travel agency of the Soviet Union. It was founded by Joseph Stalin and staffed first by NKVD and later KGB officials. The tour organizers emphasized that foreigners would be allowed to meet people from their own sectors of life - foreign farmers would meet Soviet farmers, foreign teachers would meet Soviet teachers, etc. Soviet government officials were quite satisfied with the results of foreign visits to the country, believing that the Soviet Union garnered new friends because of the visitors. Foreign tourism also promoted Soviet interests in forwarding "world peace". Tourism, both for Soviet citizens and for foreigners, promoted Soviet ideology and provided a vehicle for pro-Soviet propaganda. Before the Second World War, only a small number of foreign tourists arrived in the country yearly, amounting to only a few thousand. In the 1930s even large cruise ships brought Westerners for short visits. Usually the tourists from the West represented the media or were members of various delegations, such as trade unions and friendship groups. Quite a few Western journalists stayed more or less permanently in Moscow, where the Press Bureau of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs supervised their activities. When these journalists' reports turned too critical, the government restricted their movements or revoked their permission to stay in the country. For example, two well-known Western journalists in Moscow in the early 1930s, Malcolm Muggeridge and William Chamberlin, recollected that they grew most tired of Intourist officials' watchful eyes and their efforts to limit reporting activities. Intourist interference with Western journalists revealed that agency's links with the government, which wished to control the movement of foreigners in the country. A very limited number of tourist cruises were permitted in the Barents and the White Seas in the 1930s. Intourist was responsible for managing the great majority of foreigners' access to, and travel within, the Soviet Union. Intourist grew into one of the largest tourism organizations in the world with a network embracing hotels, restaurants, coach fleets and banking services. A reorganization of museums in Russia during the 1920s and early 1930s brought forth the Anti-Religious Museums, a Soviet invention that for the first time utilized religious artefacts to discredit the institutions of religion and the concept of religion itself. The museums collected and displayed original objects to expose trickery and crimes of the clergy, to convince civilians that religion as a whole simply served the ruling class economically and socially. The "Great Famine" of 1932-1933 was a man-made affair introduced to attack the peasants - who were simply not trusted by Joseph Stalin. He did not believe that they would support his government in Moscow and uphold the revolutionary ideals of the Bolsheviks. The famine was officially denied, and discourse on this issue was classified as criminal "anti-Soviet propaganda" until Perestroika. The results of the 1937 census were kept secret as they revealed the demographic losses attributable to the Great Famine. Deaths have been estimated between 5 and 8 million. SS Cuba (1923-1945), SS Cuba (Reg. no. 171463) 11,300 tons gross, was built in 1923 by Swan Hunter in the United Kingdom for the Compagnie générale transatlantique (CGT), known in English as the French Line. Her route was St Nazaire - West Indies - Vera Cruz. She was intercepted by a British warship in 1940, and subsequently used as a transport under Cunard management. On 6 April 1945 she was torpedoed by the Germans in the English Channel. The last troopship to be sunk in the Second World War, she was carrying 265 people and suffered only 1 casualty. At the time of the above described voyage, Vyborg was in Finland, then called Viipuir (1918-1940). It was the second biggest city in Finland and the seat of Viipuri Province.

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        Manuscript Journal with Many Drawings, Photographs and Ephemera of a Voyage to Russia, During Stalin's Great Famine.

      Russia, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, 1932. A uniquely visual archive of a voyage to Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Russia, including a manuscript travellogue with drawings and a volume of photographs in which one-third of their context is devoted to firsthand accounts and views of Vyborg and Saint Petersburg during the Soviet famine. The archive comprises a 34 page manuscript journal profusely illustrated with coloured manuscript drawings, 82 original photographs and 19 photographic postcards captioned in detail, a large folding plan of the vessel, ephemera related to the voyage including the travellers' custom designed programme, and a large illustrated monthly propaganda magazine "USSR en Construction" - the French edition of issue 11 printed in Moscow in 1931. Made and acquired by Dr. O. Ménard of Marseilles, a French physician who participated in the special chartered cruise onboard the French Line's SS Cuba, hosted by a medical fraternity. The lot neatly presented in three parts, utilizing the ship's stationery as wrappers for the journal and the album of photographs. Accompanied by a manuscript signed letter by L. Monceaux, dated 31 March 1950, a friend to whom the author/traveller sent the archive. Minor occasional age-toning and creasing, otherwise items are in very good condition. The ocean liner SS Cuba (1923-1945) typically made trans-Atlantic voyages from France to the West Indies and Latin America, and occasionally made voyages to Spain. In this instance, in July 1932, she was privately chartered by a French Medical Society for a special tour, affording an uncommon to visit Vyborg and Leningrad during a voyage to Scandinavian and Baltic Ports. The physicians were further provided with the distinct privilege of touring Soviet hospitals and medical facilities and meeting with Russians in their same profession. According to the text, this was the first French tourist group permitted by Russian authorities to enter Saint Petersburg. Only three years before this voyage, in 1929, the Soviet Union opened up tourism to foreigners - under the strict control of the government's "Intourist" agency. Foreigners' movements and activities were guided and heavily monitored. Photography was restricted. Questions were limited. Tourism, for Soviet citizens and foreigners alike, was designed to promoted Soviet ideology, and provided a vehicle for pro-Soviet propaganda. Astute observations and biting candor, snapshot photography, charming drawings, and one captivating Russian magazine, are the tools of a French physician who describes and illustrates his visit to Russia - the first post-Revolution tour from France permitted to visit Leningrad. The visit takes place during a duplicitous time - an era of heavy propaganda for socialist ideology and collectivism, while Stalin's government simultaneously and secretly orchestrated a genocide of the lower classes with a famine. The concept of tourism had only begun in Russia and was permitted under fastidious restrictions. The archive includes the following: A charmingly illustrated manuscript account of the voyage with special attention to Russi. As one of the earliest tourists in Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) after the 1917 Revolution, Ménard provides a particularly fascinating glimpse of Soviet Russia under Stalin's rule, before the Second World War. This traveller was a learned man, knowledgeable of world politics and empathetic to issues of humanity, therefore he saw beyond the controlled guided tours, and scripted accounts permitted to foreigners. 8vo. 34 pages in manuscript, one third of which describes Russia. Text is in French, replete with the author's skilled hand coloured manuscript drawings. Nine (9) pages are devoted to Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) and two (2) to Vyborg, which was then called Viipuri and part of Finland. A lovely presentation in a re-purposed double-leaf string-tied illustrated menu card from the SS Cuba, measuring approximately 21 x 27 cm, titled and initialled by the author to front. A volume of photographs with very detailed captions, illustrating his travels and largely focusing on Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union. With many restrictions in place by the Soviet government, the traveller took risks in snapping certain views. Rare photographs taken in Saint Petersburg capture a nation recovering from Tsarist autocracy while attempting to redefine themselves as a society. The Winter Palace Square was still ruins after having been devastated by the Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1917, its surrounding palatial buildings gradually becoming the Hermitage public museum complex of today. Also indicative of industrial advancement, motorized buses and flat-bed trucks are seen alongside the traditional horse-drawn carriages. Pre-WWII views of Nevsky Prospect street show glimpses of shops, the Elisseeff Emporium, the tower of the city Duma [parliament building], and the Grand Hotel Europe which opened its doors to the public in January 1875. Alongside the Neva river we see a three-car electric tram and a horse-drawn carriage, both dwarfed by the imposing Soviet Marine steamship is anchored quayside. Other photographs include the Trinity Bridge crossing the Neva river, Saint Isaac's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and three views of the palace at Tsarskoye Selo. Photographs range in size, the smallest measuring approximately 3 x 6 cm, and the largest measuring approximately 14 x 10 cm. Captions are in French. Mounted recto and verso onto cardstock leafs and contained within a folder obtained onboard the SS Cuba, measuring approximately 21 x 27 cm, illustrated, titled, and initialed in manuscript to front by the traveller. One contemporary Soviet propaganda magazine - USSR in Construction - heavily promoting industrialization., showing women working in crowded factories, an increased and powerful navy, timber commerce from the Leningrad port, improved communications, new schools, the Winter Palace restored as a museum, and a yacht club, altogether depicting Stalin's Utopian society and so-called cultural revolution. Text is in French. Large folio. 40 pages. A rare volume, issue No. 11 printed in Moscow in 1931, measuring 30 x 42 cm. Small stamp to front, wear to spine and extremities, otherwise in very good condition, complete with original titled green wrappers. Travel ephemera including the complete programme for the voyage with an additional 3 photographs mounted within, a passenger list and large folding plan of the ship, personalized and signed luggage labels, 7 original menu cards, an itinerary of land excursions, and 3 newspaper clippings being a consecutive series of articles published by one of the passengers following the voyage. . Manuscript.

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        1 orig etching / Orig. Radierung , Tttle : Empire State Building 1931 ( 1932 )

      signed & dat. by the Artist / u.re. von Werner Drewes signiert u. dat. (drypoint on wove paper /Kaltnadelradierung) (guter Zustand)

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        Adventures of Tom and Ted in Toyland

      Sears Publishing Company, New York 1932 - The 1932 1st edition of this wonderful --and uncommon-- children's title, something of a precursor to Dare Wright's iconic "Edith the Lonely Doll" series. Charting the happy adventures, thru vivid color illustrations on each recto, of Tom and his friend Ted the Bear (teddy bear). Off-kilter, slightly-twisted illustrations, resembling hand-painted photographs more than gouaches or pen-and-ink. Solid and VG- in its pictorial cloth, with light soiling to the boards and very light soiling at the foot of several of the pages. An obong quarto, the front flyleaf has been neatly excised but this copy remains bright and presentable. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de Casanova. Vingt eaux-fortes en couleurs.

      Paris, ohne Verlag [d.i. Paul Cotinaud], 1932. - 4°. |20 Tafeln mit kolorierten Radierungen| unter Seidenhemdchen. Im betitelten Orig-Umschlag mit kl. Illustration, Pappmappe mit Frontillustration und -titel und kl. Vignette am Hinterdeckel. Eins von 350 numerierten Exemplaren auf Vélin d'Arches (Gesamtauflage 470). Diese so charmante wie eindeutig erotische Folge erschien ohne Text. Und da hier jene Abenteuer Casanovas illustriert werden, wo es zum 'Äußersten' kommt, bleibt der Künstler Collot auch ungenannt. Mappe etwas berieben und leicht lichtrandig, an den Kapitalen kl. Einrisse. Innen sehr schönes und frisches Exemplar. Dutel 1959. Hobart & MacLean 314-323. ------------------- [Collot, André]. Mémoires de Casanova. Vingt eaux-fortes en couleurs. Paris, sans éditeur [i.e. Paul Cotinaud], 1932. In-4. 20 planches avec eaux-fortes coloriés. Dans une couverture. Cartonage avec illustration et titre sur le premier plat, dernier plat avec petite vignette. Un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur Vélin d'Arches (au total 470). Cette série, aussi charmante que libre, paru sans texte. Et parce qu'il s'agit ici des aventures de Casanova les plus explicites, l'artiste Collot n'est pas mentionné. Cartonage un peu épidermé et légèrement sali. Dutel 1959. Hobart & MacLean 314-323. -------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sleepwalkers, The

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1932. 1st US. Hardcover. Very Good None. SIGNED. 648 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR WITH LINE FROM BOOK ( "As soon as I have half a chance I'll take up my chamber music again") ON TITLE PAGE, DATED MAY 1933 - the same line is written in pencil on half title page. Hairline cracks along inside front hinge - hinge still firm. Light fraying to cloth at top of spine. Top edge stained red. Some Loss of silver around spine title. Light rubbing to cover corners. Clean, tight copy. Record # 612348

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        Jupiter and the Nun [PRESENTATION COPY TO HUGH WALPOLE]

      London: The Hogarth Press, Printed & Published by Leonard & Virgina Woolf, 1932. First and Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 8 pp. Inscribed by Author(s). Limited edition of 360 total, of which 250 were signed by the author; this is number 25, and is signed / inscribed by Dorothy Wellesley (1889-1956) to Hugh Walpole (1884-1941); both authors in the Bloomsbury period of London literature, they apparently knew each other well - for example, they both served on committees that advised Hilda Matheson, former director of the BBC and the first director of the Joint Broadcasting Committee for the Ministry of Information. This book was the last hand-printed by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, the last before Virginia Woolf sold her shares of the Press in 1938.***DESCRIPTION: Light blue decorated paper boards, blue lettering on the front, matching patterned endpapers, limitation statement with author's inscription on the verso of the flyleaf, octavo size (approximately 8.5" tall), unpaginated with four leaves total.***CONDITION: Better than good, with some overall wear and light soiling to the boards, a bit of foxing internally, and some rubbing to the corners; the sewn binding is somewhat loose but holding well, other than the aforementioned foxing the book is clean and bright internally, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings.***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard does not always cover costs; please contact us for details.***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        To The North - Exceptionally scarce novel in original dust wrapper

      Gollancz, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1932. A very good+ (or better) book without inscriptions (two small flecks to the front board) in a wrapper which has benefitted from some restoration by the country's leading paper conservationist This is limited to the spine and the bottom of the front panel and has a crease to the front and rear panels. Presents as a near fine example. An exceptionally scarce copy and one of the rarest of Bowen's work.

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        Miss Zilphia Gant.

      Dallas: The Book Club of Texas, 1932. 8vo., xi, 29, [1 colophon] pp., title-page and colophon printed in black and brown. Original adobe-red cloth decorated and lettered in gilt, deckled edges. Faint finger smudges to upper board, otherwise a bright beautiful copy. First edition, number 99 of 300 copies. A scarce, early short story by Faulkner, with a preface by Henry Nash Smith, and later reprinted in Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner. In Miss Zilphia Gant, which while published in 1932 was actually written in 1928, Faulkner introduces themes of violence, repressed sexuality, revenge, and isolation, that will recur throughout his career, especially in A Rose for Emily, and Dry September (Critical Companion to William Faulkner, By A. Nicholas Fargnoli, Michael Golay, p. 192).

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        Sleepwalkers, The

      Little, Brown, and Company, 1932. 648 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR WITH LINE FROM BOOK ( "As soon as I have half a chance I'll take up my chamber music again") ON TITLE PAGE, DATED MAY 1933 - the same line is written in pencil on half title page. Hairline cracks along inside front hinge - hinge still firm. Light fraying to cloth at top of spine. Top edge stained red. Some Loss of silver around spine title. Light rubbing to cover corners. Clean, tight copy. Record # 612348 SIGNED

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        Kamet Conquered.

      London, Victor Gollancz, 1932. 8vo. Original black cloth, spine letterdd in gilt; pp. xvi, 420; 59 black and white photograph plates and 2 full page maps, one folding map at the end; light wear to extremities; front inner hinge expertly strengthened, frontispiece and titlea little spotted. First edition, a fascinating association copy. The trek organised by Smythe was one of the most important European climbing expeditions of the day. Mount Kamet had defied attempts on her summit since 1855, and the conquest in 1931 was a land-mark in Mountaineering. In this volume Smythe relates the compulsive tale of his victorious assault on the 25,447 feet peak, and the subsequent exploration of the source of the Ganges. Typewritten letter from the author, signed and dated Braemar, 21. 1. 43 inside front cover, addressed to Geoffrey Bartram, to whom the book is also inscribed by Smiyhe, signed and dated 28. 10. 1932. Smythe's return address on the letter is the Commando Mountain & Snow Warfare Training Camp (CMSWTC), formed at Braemar, Aberdeenshire in 1942 during the Second World War. The camp was under the command of Smythe in his capacity as a Squadron Leader, though as he points out "a wretched nuisance this war is, as I don't want to be too old for another crack at Everest." The letter is accompanied by two pieces of correspondence sent by Donald McIntyre, the archivist for the Scottish Mountaineering Club between 1993-1996, referring to the investigation by the then owner of the book into the identity of Bartram. Tacked onto the bottom of the second letter is a handwritten note from mountaineering expert Bill Murray (who originally wrote his seminal work Mountaineering in Scotland on toilet paper as a prisoner of war). In this note, Geoffrey Bartram is revealed to have been the Vice President of the Alpine club between 1944-45. Neate 729, Yakushi (3rd ed.) S623a

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        GRAND HOTEL (1932)

      MGM 1932 - Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card, USA. Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, Jean Hersholt, dir: Edmund Goulding; MGM. The granddaddy of the all-star cast extravaganza. The mold was cast with this story of a group of different people staying at Berlin's luxury hotel (and based on Vicki Baum's book). Their dramas play out in the rooms of the hotel, some of them meeting and overlapping, but mostly each story plays itself out, with the cynical, bored and scarred doctor of the establishment (Stone) stating at the start and finish of the film, "Grand Hotel, people come, people go, nothing ever happens." But plenty did happen, including thievery, romance, compromise, murder and friendship. Wary of putting five top stars together in one film, due to cost and possible loss at the box office, the execs at MGM were proven wrong when the film made a huge profit. This prompted them to continue what became a now-famous trend. The film would win the Academy Award for Best Picture, though it was nominated for no other awards. For this simple window card, with its deco letter treatment, the stars' names above the title was enough to ensure a large audience. Unrestored, 1" (3 cm.) tear at top border, internal 1 ½" (4 cm.) tear in blank imprint area, NEAR FINE.

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        Nonesuch - Land of Water

      Brewer 1932 - B00CLHFCWG Hardcover, no DJ. Tanning/rubbing to covers. Solid binding and hinges, denting to bottom corners. Blue cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, pictorial endpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Ästhetische Chirurgie und ihre soziale Bedeutung.

      Deutsche, von der Verfasserin erweiterte und neubearbeitete Ausgabe "La Chirurgie Esthétique" übersetzt von Dr. A. Hardt (Paris). Mit einem Geleitwort von Prof. E.Meirowsky. - Leipzig, J.A. Barth, 1932, 8, 71 pp., 112 Abb., OKartBd. Noël's "famous book" (Wallace) marked the end of the 'pioneering period' of cosmetic surgery and that since then, surgeons have only been concerned with 'technical variations and improvements in the operations of their predecessors'.Suzanne Noël, known to her colleagues as Madame Noël, was the first and most famous woman to practice cosmetic surgery, working in France at the beginning of last century. She was also a feminist: a suffragette, an advocate of women's right to work, and one of the founders of soroptimism, an international women's organization. She wrote one of the first medical handbooks about cosmetic surgery in 1926, thereby laying the groundwork for the profession as we know it today (Rogers, 1971). Suzanne Blanche Marguerite Gros was born in 1878 in Laon, France of well-to-do parents. As the only surviving daughter of four children, she was doted on by her parents and received the usual education reserved for middle-class girls: classics, embroidery, and painting. At 19, she made a 'good marriage' to a doctor 9 years older than she, Henri Pertat. In 1905, she embarked on her medical studies studies which she probably could not have undertaken without the consent and active support of her husband (Jacquemin, 1988:13). (Noël later claimed that she became a doctor in order to work with her husband in his dermatology practice.) She excelled in her studies and, following an illness and the birth of her daughter, passed the highly competitive 'Internat des Hospitaux de Paris' in 1912 as the 4th of 67 students. This was an exceptional performance for a woman - one which, as her official biographer notes, 'could only have been achieved by extremely hard work and a brilliant intelligence' (Jacquemin, 1988:16). In 1919, her husband died and she remarried a fellow student in dermatology, André Noël who had just returned from the front. He quickly finished his 'Internat' (graduating at the bottom of his class) and handed in a thesis which was probably based on work which his wife had been doing on the 'douche filiforme' (an installation for bathing patients with skin problems). Their marriage was short-lived. Following the death of Suzanne's daughter, André became severely depressed and in 1924, he threw himself into the Seine in front of his wife. Devastated, Suzanne Noël turned to her work for solace and it was to remain her passion until her death in 1954.Noël first became interested in cosmetic surgery in 1912 when she noticed that the famous actress, Sarah Bernhardt returned from her American tour miraculously rejuvenated. (Bernhardt was, at that time, well over sixty.) Curious, Noël began experimenting by pinching the skin of her own face in different places to see if she could get the same effect. Surprised at what she was able to accomplish, she began to experiment more seriously, operating on anesthetized rabbits whose skin is similar in 'delicacy and elasticity to human skin'. The advent of World War I allowed Noël to gain expertise in treating wounded soldiers for facial injuries and in 1916 she undertook further surgical training for operating on disfiguring scars as well as her old 'hobby', the rejuvenation of wrinkled faces. Noël situates the beginning of her devotion to cosmetic surgery in one of her first face-lift operations on a woman who 'due to her age was not able to earn her own living' - an operation which was apparently so successful that the patient was immediately able to find a job. Noël claims to have been so impressed by this fortuitous result that she decided to make cosmetic surgery her vocation and from that point on, did not look back.Noël's medical career spanned the period from 1916 to 1950 and can be separated into two distinct periods. When she started practicing, plastic surgery was not an established specialty and hospitals did not admit surgeons who did exclusively plastic surgery. Noël set up her own clinic at home, becoming one of the first cosmetic surgeons in France. Her operations were limited to minor surgery, most notably, face-lifts and eyelid corrections. She apparently quickly became well-known, drawing many 'world-renowned persons of the fashion world and of the European aristocracy' (Regnault, 1971:134).With the onset of World War II, she gave up her private clinic and performed operations in the Clinique des Bluets in Paris where she could do major surgery. According to her student, Regnault, Noël was a versatile surgeon who performed many different and often quite bold interventions - reshaping the breasts, slimming the abdomen and arms, excising fat from the legs and or eliminating wrinkles in the hand by injecting a sclerosing solution into the blood vessels. Although she is credited with initiating the Biesenburger method of mammoplasty in France, it is her technique of face-lifting, in particular the 'petite opération' or 'mini-lift', for which she continues to be known today (see, for example, Stephenson, 1970 Rogers, 1971 Gonz?lez-Ulloa, 1985).At a time when women were struggling to gain a foothold in the medical profession, Noël appears to have won considerable recognition for her work. She was awarded the Legion of Honour from the Foreign Office in 1928 for being a 'doctor of unusual skill' whose lectures and methods were a credit to her country (Jacquemin, 1988:33). In addition to writing a widely-read book about cosmetic surgery which was translated into German in 1932 (Die Äesthetische Chirurgie und ihre soziale Bedeutung), physicians from all over the world visited Paris to observe her work. She traveled extensively in the USA, Germany, and Austria, giving lectures and demonstrating her surgical techniques. In 1930, two documentary films showing Noël operating were made in the Charité in Berlin and later written up in Medizinische Welt. She was the first woman in France to become the president of a medical society - that of aesthetic morphobiology. Her name is included in most historical accounts of modern cosmetic surgery where she is referred to as 'the world's first famous female cosmetic plastic surgeon' (Rogers, 1971). - cf. Cosmetic Surgery in a Different Voice: The Case of Madame Noël by Kathy Davis

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        Baghdad Sketches ... Illustrations by E.N. Prescott.

      Baghdad, The Times Press, Ltd., 1932. 8vo. Original red cloth with printed paper label to spine and front cover; pp. [vii], 132; 12 plates after drawings by Prescott; spine label a little flawed, insect mark to front hinges, one wormhole from front cover to p. 21, light fading to spine, darkening to cloth, signed presentation inscription, dated Kuwait, November, 1932 on front fly-leaf. First edition of Freya Stark's first book, published in Baghdad, now very rare, inscribed by her to Rose Young. The paper quality, as well as that of the cloth binding, were inferior to that used in the later British book of the same title. Freya Stark describes the now almost completely destroyed multicultural life of the city, including one 11-page chapter on Kuwait. A contemporary review in the Geographical Journal read 'Miss Stark is entirely free from the guide-book manner, and her studies of the country and people have an engaging freshness. Shrewd observation and sympathy mingle in her pages ... These sketches convey, better than far more pretentious volumes, the strange fascination of the country; its blend of antiquity and beauty with squalor, of laisser faire with racial pride and ambition' (vol. 81, 1933, p. 361). The print run of this edition is unknown, but probably limited to 500 copies - certainly Stark, who worked for the 'Baghdad Times' throughout 1932, received no payment until 500 copies were sold (letter to Venetia Buddicum, February 20, 1932). The boards of the present copy are definitely heavier and thicker than all others we have handled. Provenance: Rose Young (later Lady Rose Young) was the wife of Major Sir Hubert Winthrop Young who, in 1932, was appointed the first Minister of Baghdad and published a sympathetic book, The Independent Arab (1933), detailing his diplomatic and military time in the Middle East. Stark holidayed with the Youngs and Mrs. Julian Huxley in Kuwait in early 1932. 'We had our dish of rice and sheep and ate it with our fingers (Mrs. Huxley not really enjoying it) . The Youngs are charming to be out with: so pleasant and pleased with little things like beetles or sunsets or food' (from a letter to her mother, Flora Stark in: Over the Rim of the World ... Selected Letters. Edited by Caroline Moorehead, p. 83). 'At Lawrence's request Young was transferred to the Hejaz operations in March 1918 as general staff officer, grade 2 (GSO2). He organized transport and supplies for the composite force which cut the railway behind the Turkish army just before Allenby's final attack. He was mentioned in dispatches, and received the DSO (1919), and order of El Nahdha, third class. After a short period as president of the local resources board in Damascus (1918), he took leave to England. In Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926) Lawrence praised Young as energetic, capable, and strong-willed, 'a regular of exceptional quality ... rising, as ever, to any occasion' (Lawrence, 524, 577). Young served in the new eastern department of the Foreign Office (1919-21), where his Arab experience helped form the policy eventually adopted in Iraq. He was assistant secretary in the Middle East department, Colonial Office, from its formation in 1921 until the end of 1926. He was colonial secretary, Gibraltar (1927-9), counsellor to the high commissioner for Iraq (1929-32), and envoy-extraordinary and minister-plenipotentiary in Baghdad (October and November 1932)' (ODNB).

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        Catalogue of Art Treasures of Ten Great Temples of Nara, with Supplemental Volumes (30 Volumes Total)

      Tokyo: The Otsuka Kogeisha, 1932. Published between 1932 and 1935. Hardcover. Contents overall clean and tight, but the set is art school ex-lib. (uncirculating) with usual marks. Some covers are loosening, and the text block/covers of Volume 29 are completely detached from each other. Varying degrees of corner/edge fraying of linen cloth (and two kinds of linen used; on finer; one more coarse); with the odd spot or bits of foxing (mostly to end papers) and very light age toning to some page margins. Staining (coffee?) to the upper front cover of Vol. 10; no bleed to interior. Generally, a VG set for its contents with some volumes apparently unread.. All volumes: 11x14 inches, natural linen/boards. Silver-grey embossed Buddhist design on cover; Japanese lettering on spine. Top edges gilt. The primary volume about each temple contains a map of the temple area. All plates in Vols. 1-27 are b/w on card stock, and those in Vols. 28-30 are on regular paper. All plates have tissue guards. There are a few bw illus. within the Japanese portion of the text in most volumes. Pagination (Japanese/English), no. of plates per volume is as follows: Vol. 1: 30/6; 106 plates. Vol. 2: 14/8; 89 plates. Vol. 3: 16/7; 85 plates. Vol. 4: 26/7; 112 plates. Vol. 5: 26/8; 103 plates. Vol. 6: 20/7; 108 plates. Vol. 7: 30/9; 92 plates. Vol. 8: 28/9; 120 plates. Vol. 9: 24/8; 139 plates. Vol. 10: 26/7; 87 plates. Vol. 11: 22/9; 115 plates. Vol. 12: 16/8; 92 plates. Vol. 13: 24/10; 113 plates. Vol. 14; 26/9; 136. Vol. 15: 30/10; 124 plates. Vol. 16: 24/8; 112 plates. with extra sheet in Japanese laid in (errata? advertisement?). Vol. 17: 16/5; 83 plates. Vol. 18: 20/1; 19 plates. Vol. 19: 12/5; 48 plates. Vol. 20: 10/7; 72 plates. Vol. 21: 18/6; 76 plates. Vol. 22: 18/10; 66 plates. Vol. 23: 26/14; 90 plates. Vol. 24: 18/7; 70 plates. Vol. 25: 14/5; 75 plates. Vol. 26: 18/8; 75 plates. Vol. 27: 18/9; 88 plates. Vol. 28: 30/0; 84 plates. Vol. 29: 18/0; 85 plates. Vol. 30: 32/0; 78 plates. NOTE: THIS SET WEIGHS 150 POUNDS (68 KILOS) AND WILL REQUIRE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF EXTRA POSTAGE. JUST SEND A PLANE TICKET, AND WE'LL DELIVER IT! (c;. NOTE: Volumes 1 through 27 are in both English and Japanese with plates described in both languages. Volumes 28, 29, and 30 are in Japanese only. Volumes 1-12 are about the Horyuji Temple; Vol. 13, the Yakushiji Temple; Vols. 14-15, the Kofukuji Temple; Vols. 16-17, the Todaiji Temple; Vol. 18 the Gangoji Temple; Vol. 19, the Hokkeji Temple; Vol. 20, the Shin-yakushiji Temple; Vols. 21-22, the Toshodaiji Temple; and Volumes 23-25, the Saidaiji Temple. All of these volumes (1-25) are about the Ten Great Temples of Nara but only count for 9 out of 10 temples, with no information about the Great Daianiji Temple. Volume 27, however, covers the 10th Nara Temple in this series, the Taemaji Temple. Volume 26 of this particular set is about the Kwanzeonji Temple in Fukuoka. Volumes 28-29 appear to be companion volumes (?) (Parts I and II) about another Japanese temple, Vol. 28 being about the temple itself and Vol. 29 being about the Buddhist statuary within. As this is all in Japanese, this is an educated guess. Finally, Vol. 30 appears to be about yet another temple, and, in particular, what looks like a series of scroll paintings with text that are housed in the temple. An amazing set in its entirety and very scarce!

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        Treize lettres amoureuses d'une Dame à un Cavalier

      Aux dépens de la Société Les Bibliophiles du Papier, Paris 1932 - 126 pages. Roman épistolaire écrit par Edme BOURSAULT (1638-1701), publié après la mort de l'auteur en 1709. Présent recueil achevé d'imprimer le 30 juillet 1932 sur les presses de l'Imprimerie Stelmans et dont il fut tirés 110 exemplaires, tous sur papier vergé d'Arches, fabriqué à la main. Papier filigrané « Arches à la main ». Notre exemplaire numéroté 83 est également nominatif : pour Monsieur Paul BINET. Les bandeaux ont été dessinés par J. Brunat et le frontispice gravé par Omer BOUCHERY (1882-1962) a été tiré par Paul Haasen. En fin de volume, remarques et étude par Frantz Calot (1889-1973). Couverture semi-rigide, en peau ?, couleur ivoire, tranche supérieure dorée, titre en noir sur le plat. Prévoir probable réduction des frais de port, catégorie colis environ 600 g; nous vous renseignons volontiers. Etat : bon, état d'ancienneté. Couverture : bon, salissures, ombres de salissures. Plats intérieurs et gardes décor marbré. Intérieur : bon, un ondulation un peu prononcée, pas trop gênante. 22 x 14.8 x 1.3 cm 300g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über die Arbeit der Grosshirnhemisphären. Autorisierte Übersetzung aus dem Russischen von Prof. Dr. G. Volborth.

      - Leningrad, Medizinischer Staatsverlag d. R. S. F. S. R., 1932. 8vo (14.7 x 21.9 cm). viii, 480 pp., some figures and tables. Original blue cloth with gilt title on the front board and spine. Original printed dustjacket, in transparent protective sleeve.l Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936), "Genius of conditioned reflexes" (Parry) was the first Russian scientist to receive the Nobel Prize (1904). This is the rare first German edition of the original published in 1926-1927. It deals with Pavlov's famous lectures on the conditioned reflexes in dogs, with two illustrations of principle tests on pp. 27-28. The 23 lectures were held in 1924. In his two prefaces, Pavlov added some new facts, and, in the translator's preface, some information on Pavlov's research after 1927. Extremely rare with original dustjacket. The cloth binding is therefore in pristine condition, with the spine not faded, as in most copies. Dust jacket with only some tiny marginal chips, contents clean, unmarked. A near mint copy. DSB 10, pp. 431-436; Parry, pp. 78-89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

      A. L. Burt and Co. New York [1932] - First Photoplay Edition, illustrated with scene from the 1932 Fox feature starring Clive Brook at front dustjacket panel. A very uncommon photoplay edition. Almost Near Fine, some spotting to cloth, in Very Good dustjacket, small dampstain at lower spine end, tiny chips at spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Memorial - Portrait of a Family.

      The Hogarth Press, London., 1932. First edition. First binding of pink linen lettered in blue. Octavo. 294 pages.1222 copies were printed.Edges lightly spotted, otherwise fine in near-fine dustwrapper, designed by John Banting, with a hint of fading to the spine.

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        Return, Belphegor!

      Wishart London 1932 - First Edition stated. Bleiler listed fantasy novel and Grail Quest that satirizes religious cults of the 1920's. "Satan pondering the question of infernal unemployment, which has been made acute by a prolonged period of rationalism. He decides that it can only be solved by restoring Faith to humanity, and he begins the experiment by dispatching Belphegor to England, where, incarnated as the son of the Rev. Bevir, he undertakes the work of proselytization." A very scarce title found in numerous fantasy bibliographies. [The New Arthurian Encyclopedia; Norris J. Lacy and The Grail: A Casebook; Dhira B. Mahoney] [Reginald]. Very scarce title. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Sankt Georg Sportzeitung. Offizielles Organ des Reichsverbandes für Zucht und Prüfung deutschen Warmbluts - XXXII.Jahrgang - Nr. 29 Erstes Märzheft 1932

      Berlin,Verlag der Sankt Georg G.m.b.H., 1932 - Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (Broschur im Format 24,6 x 34,4 cm) mit fotoillustriertem Deckeltitel. Hauptschriftleiter: Gustav Rau. 28 Seiten, mit vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und großem, teils bebilderten Kleinanzeigenteil. - Aus dem Inhalt: Gedankenaustausch über die italienische und die deutsche Reitmethode - Bild-Nachruf auf Freiherr Simon Alfred von Oppenheim (weltbekannter Züchter von Schlenderhahn) - Fotos: Hochzeit des Prinzen Georg Wilhelm zu Waldeck und Pyrmont und der Komtesse Ingeborg Platen zu Hallermund / Vom großen Ball im Hotel Adlon anlässlich des Berliner Reichsverbandsturniers (mit Herrn Louis Adlon) - Plastiken von Ingrid Starke / Königsberg (Tierplastiken) - Münchens Reiter ehren ihren Master, den Prinzen Alfons von Bayern - Die Feier des 200 jährigen Bestehens der Preuß. Staatsgüterverwaltung - Das Berliner Februar-Turnier - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung. Deutsches Reich, Reitschule, Reiten, Reiterei, Reitbetrieb, Pferdezucht in der Weimarer Republik, illustrierte Bücher, Reitmode, Reiterbekleidung, Pferderennen, deutscher Pferdesport, Reitverein, Turniersport, Trabersport, Spring-Derby, Pferdeversteigerung in Deutschland, Mode, Schierholz Porzellan aus Plaue / Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, Luxus in der Weimarer Republik, Werbung für Luxusautomobile Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CAESAR: Anticka Feerie o 11 Obrazech. Hudbu Slozil Jaroslav Jezek.

      Praha: Odeon, 1932. - SIGNED BY JAN WERICH - Octavo, bound in brick red cloth with the original pictorial front wrapper by Frantisek Zelenka bound in. The spine is foxed & faded with the head & tail chipped. The corners of the covers are slightly rubbed & creased with tiny dents to their top edges. There is a small area of staining to the rear cover. 88 pages plus colophon & 3 pages of ads. The contents are very good. First edition.Signed in full by Jan Werich on the title page.Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" has frequently been adapted to reflect the political situation in the country of its production. Here the adaptation by the satiric duo Voskovec and Werich [V + W] reflects the threats of fascist persecution and civil unrest which influenced almost all creative output in the Czechoslovakia of the 1930s. The characters of the powerful Roman dignitaries are viewed not through their successful careers but rather through their less successful private lives and human failings. According to Voskovec, Caesar does not represent any individual politcian. He is an aging man, a deceived lover and an effective soldier whose betrayal of republican principles and the bourgeois traditions of patrician morality provokes the resistance of reactionaries.The music for the piece was composed by V + W's regular composer Jaroslav Jezek. The striking color wrapper illustration, signed "FZ", is by Frantisek Zelenka. Zelenka was the most influential Czech set designer of his time. In the 1930s, when he was closely associated with V + W's Liberated Theatre, his designs were particularly fresh and innovative, influenced by Surrealism, Dada and the Bauhaus. His work was later banned by the Nazis and he was put to death at Auschwitz.The text is in Czech.Jiri [George] Voskovec was born Jiri Wachsmann [1905-1981]. He was a much revered Czech actor and playwright. After World War 1 Voskovec appeared with Jan Werich [1905-1980] as one of a comic duo in the tradition of Laurel and Hardy. "Together with Jaroslav Jezek, the father of Czech jazz, they moulded dadaism, circus, jazz, Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and American vaudeville into a new art form. They created a new form of intellectual political musical." - [Josef Skvorecky: "All the Bright Young Men and Women"]. Having created a sensation with their "Vest Pocket Revue" in April 1927, V + W were invited to join the Devetsil theatre group in May. In 1929 they renamed the group "Liberated Theatre" ["Osvobozene Divadlo"] and they took over every element of the productions. During the 1930s the productions of V + W became increasingly anti-fascist and their "Liberated Theatre" was eventually forced to close in 1938. The following year they fled to the United States. After World War 2 Voskovec settled permanently in the U.S. and Werich returned to Czechoslovakia. Both actors went on to have long careers in film, Voskovec appearing in 72 movies and Werich in more than 50. Four of their stage works were made into films: "Powder and Gasoline" [1931], "Your Money or Your Life" [1932], "Heave-ho" [1934], and "The World Belongs to Us" [1937]. Voskovec is known for his role as Juror #11 in "12 Angry Men". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Light in August.

      - New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. 8vo., [iv], 480 pp., with title-vignette. Original tan cloth lettered in orange to upper board, backstrip lettered in blue, with original pictorial dust jacket, top-edge orange. Dust jacket has a few tiny nicks at the edges, remnants of the original glassine wrapper remain intact, a very good copy. First edition, first printing. A fine copy of Light in August, in the iconic jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins. "Set in the author's present day, the interwar period, the novel centers on two strangers who arrive at different times in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, a fictional county based on Faulkner's home, Lafayette County, Mississippi. The plot first focuses on Lena Grove, a young pregnant white woman from Alabama looking for the father of her unborn child, and then shifts to explore the life of Joe Christmas, a man who has settled in Jefferson and passes as white, but who secretly believes he has some black ancestry.In a loose, unstructured modernist narrative style that draws from Christian allegory and oral storytelling, Faulkner explores themes of race, sex, class and religion in the American South. over time, the novel has come to be considered one of the most important literary works by Faulkner and one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century." (Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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