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        Les Plaideurs. Comédie.

      - P. Les Bibliophiles du Palais 1932. Petit in-4° demi maroquin "ocreé, dos à nerfs, tête noire, couverture conservée. Edition illustrée de 4 superbes eaux-fortes originales hors texte de Jean BRULLER (dit VERCORS) ainsi que de nombreuses vignettes typographiques dessinées et gravées par Louis JOU. Tirage unique à 200 exemplaires sur Lafuma de Rives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nemenikuće. Ćirilo i metodije [Nemenikuće. Kyrill und Method]

      VUČO, Aleksandar: Nemenikuće. Ćirilo i metodije [Nemenikuće. Kyrill und Method]. Beograd: Nadrealistička izdanja [Surrealistischer Verlag] (Narodnoj Stampariji [Staatsdruckerei]) 1932, 33, [3] Seiten. Gr. 4° (20,44 x 27,2 cm). Schwarze Broschur in Fadenheftung mit silbergrauem, typografischem Umschlagtitel. Nr. 18 von nur 30 in der Maschine nummerierten Exemplaren der auf minzgrünem, stärkerem Papier gedruckten Vorzugsausgabe eines der bekanntesten Werke des Belgrader Surrealismus in seiner zweiten Entwicklungsphase zwischen 1930 und 1932. Die Normalausgabe wurde auf weißem Maschinbütten gedruckt und erschien sowohl im gleichen schwarzen, als auch in einem dunkelblauen Umschlag, jeweils ebenfalls mit silbergrauem Umschlagtitel. „Nemenikuce est un poème remarquable, et apparient á ce que le mouvement serbe a donné de plus purement surréaliste et en meme temps de plus fort et inoubliable." Die Progressivität der Texte wird auch durch Vučos Verwendung lateinischer (statt kyrillischer) Buchstaben und der teils unkonventionellen Typografie unterstrichen. »Nemenikuće« ist dem Surrealisten Koča Popović gewidmet, »Ćirilo i metodije« dem Doyen der Bewegung, Marko Ristić, mit dem Vučo auch zeitlebens befreundet war. Umschlagrücken mit einigen kleinen fachmännisch restaurierten Stellen, Umschlag an den Rändern stellenweise minimal eingerissen, sonst sehr sauberes Exemplar. Vloemans, Kat. 129, Nr. 229 (Normalausgabe); zit.: Hanifa Kapidzic-Osmanagic: Le surréalisme serbe et ses rapports avec le surréalisme français. Paris: 1968, Ss. 242; Richter, L.; Olschowsky, H.: Literaturen Ost- und Südosteurpas. Leipzig: 1990, S. 242.

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        Typescript document, management contract between Katharine Hepburn, the American Play Company, Inc. and Frank Joyce-Myron Selznick, Ltd.. giving the latter the right to represent her

      , 1932. 1932. Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick and initialed by all four as well. TOGETHER WITH: supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches. Contract attached to a light blue back cover. Very good. Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick and initialed by all four as well. TOGETHER WITH: supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches. Hepburn's signed contract with her first Hollywood agent. Leland Hayward discovered Katharine Hepburn while playing the part of an Amazon queen in The Warrior's Husband at the Morosco Theater in New York City. Hayward felt Miss Hepburn had a star quality and after much pursuing and negotiating, she agreed to be represented. Anne Edwards, in her 1986 biography of Hepburn, tells the story of what happened next: "[Hayward] talked to Paramount Studios about [Hepburn] and they made a small offer for her services. Kate turned them down. From childhood she had loved films. But to go to Hollywood as a mere starlet, a contract player, would never do. She insisted Leland Hayward set fifteen hundred dollars a week as her price, believing a studio would not be likely to pay such a price for a relative beginner unless they intended to make that person an important player. R.K.O. picked up the bait and asked her to take a screen test ... As fate would have it, David O. Selznick was struggling with the casting of the film version of Clemence Dane's "A Bill of Divorcement" … Hayward got word of the problem and convinced [director George] Cukor to see Kate's test. Cukor was stunned … 'She'll be greater than Garbo' … On June 30, [Hepburn] received a telegram from Leland Hayward telling her that not only would R.K.O. meet her fifteen-hundred-dollar-a-week demand, she was to leave for California on Sunday to appear opposite John Barrymore…" (Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman pp 78-80). Hepburn and Hayward soon after began an affair that would last four years-- the first of many for both. Provenance: The Estate of Katharine Hepburn

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        Avtomati. Neverojatni razkazi [Automats (or) Machine guns. Incredible stories]

      T. F. Chipev, Sofia 1932 - Original publisher's wrappers, 12mo - 175/125mm., 110+2 p. The book contents five science fiction stories from Svetoslav Minkov, called "the father of Bulgarian science fiction". The title of the book is game of words - in Bulgarian "Avtomati" means Automats or Machines, but machine guns too. The main theme in Minkov's stories from this period is the human who becomes a machine, a soulless robot. This transformation is equal to death. The cover of Sirak Skitnik speaks itself. The letter "B" (equal to "V" in Bulgarian) constructed as a domino mask symbolize this transformation. The "T" letter is constructed as butt of a machine gun and "O" as a muzzle aimed straight at us. You will be death, speaks this cover. Sirak Skitnik (Panayot Todorov). Orphan Wanderer is English translation of this pseudonym. Sirak Skitnik is Born on November 22, 1883 graduated from theological school in Sofia (1902). In 1908 he moved to Petersburg, where he studied painting at the private school of Leon Bakst (classmate of Marc Chagall and Wassily Kandinsky). Member of the group "Mir iskusstva" which in the late 19th century and early 20th century a center of Russian artistic avant-garde. Acquainted with modern trends in European art experiences influence of decorative Petersburg school (Nicholas Roerich, Ivan Bilibin, Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin). About this copy. It's very good + at all. Fresh and bright paper and colors, the spine is strong and clean. It would be almost perfect, But - slightly uneven outlines and inscription of ex-owner on the title page (see the pictures). (See Domenico Jacono, Bulgarian modernism, books and magazines 1919-1934, N 37, p.47). The copy isn't even touched by any restorations. The pictures shows real colors etc. Our images aren't splendid, but are true. We stay available for any question and extra pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Felidae of Rancho La Brea

      Carnegie Institution of Washington 1932 - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR CHESTER STOCK on the front free endpaper. A very solid copy to boot of the 1932 1st edition. Handsomely re-bound in a duotone cloth, with gilt-titled leather spine label and crisp new endsheets. Clean and Near Fine and, internally, very sharp, with no writing or markings to speak of. Thick quarto, 42 plates complete (4 of them xeroxed) following the text. Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication #422. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Black Mischief.

      London Chapman & Hall 1932 - First edition, one of the limited issue, number 183 of 250 large paper copies signed by the author, large 8vo., plates and illustrations by the Author not included in the trade edition, original mauve cloth, fading to spine and margins of boards, printed dust-jacket, spine slightly darkened, some very minor fraying to head and tail of spine, but a near-fine example overall, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, preserved in custom-made slip-case. Seemingly a difficult edition to find in the dust-jacket and in such good condition. Waugh's third novel, helped to establish his reputation as a master satirist. Set on the fictional African island of Azania, the novel chronicles the efforts of Emperor Seth, assisted by the Englishman Basil Seal, to modernise his kingdom, including the issue of home-made currency and the staging of a 'Birth Control Gala'. Written by Waugh whilst staying at Madresfield Court, Worcestershire as the guest of the Lygon sisters, who after 1931 had the run of the place (their father, William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, having been forced into exile under threat of prosecution for his homosexuality) and posed for some of the drawings Waugh drew for this limited edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Weltbühne. Wochenschrift für Politik - Kunst - Wirtschaft. XXVIII. Jahrgang 1932. Heft 1 – 52 in 4 Bänden. ( Originalausgabe - kein Nachdruck ).

      Verlag der Weltbühne, Berlin 1932 - Mit 987 Seiten und 962 Seiten und einigen Anzeigen. Jeweils in einheitlichen späteren Halbleinenbänden der Nachkriegszeit gebunden mit grünen Einbanddeckeln und Deckelschild ( dies jeweils zu der Nachkriegsausgabe mit dem Vermerk *neu herausgegeben von Maud v. Ossietzky und Hans Leonard * - defacto sind aber die Vorkriegsnummern enthalten ) sowie Rückenschildchen und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 8° ( 21,5 x 14 cm ). Einbände jeweils gering berieben, Ecken teils gering bestoßen. Innen wiederholte alte Archivstempel auf Vorsatzpapieren und Innendeckel, wenige schwache Stempel im Text. Papier zeitbedingt gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten mit geringen Randläsionen - außerordentlich selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 2000 Gramm ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Typescript document, management contract between Katharine Hepburn, the American Play Company, Inc. and Frank Joyce-Myron Selznick, Ltd.. giving the latter the right to represent her

      1932. Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick and initialed by all four as well. TOGETHER WITH: supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches. Contract attached to a light blue back cover. Very good. Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick and initialed by all four as well. TOGETHER WITH: supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches. Hepburn's signed contract with her first Hollywood agent. Leland Hayward discovered Katharine Hepburn while playing the part of an Amazon queen in The Warrior's Husband at the Morosco Theater in New York City. Hayward felt Miss Hepburn had a star quality and after much pursuing and negotiating, she agreed to be represented. Anne Edwards, in her 1986 biography of Hepburn, tells the story of what happened next: "[Hayward] talked to Paramount Studios about [Hepburn] and they made a small offer for her services. Kate turned them down. From childhood she had loved films. But to go to Hollywood as a mere starlet, a contract player, would never do. She insisted Leland Hayward set fifteen hundred dollars a week as her price, believing a studio would not be likely to pay such a price for a relative beginner unless they intended to make that person an important player. R.K.O. picked up the bait and asked her to take a screen test ... As fate would have it, David O. Selznick was struggling with the casting of the film version of Clemence Dane's "A Bill of Divorcement" ... Hayward got word of the problem and convinced [director George] Cukor to see Kate's test. Cukor was stunned ... 'She'll be greater than Garbo' ... On June 30, [Hepburn] received a telegram from Leland Hayward telling her that not only would R.K.O. meet her fifteen-hundred-dollar-a-week demand, she was to leave for California on Sunday to appear opposite John Barrymore..." (Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman pp 78-80). Hepburn and Hayward soon after began an affair that would last four years-- the first of many for both. Provenance: The Estate of Katharine Hepburn

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        Typescript document, management contract between Katharine Hepburn, the American Play Company, Inc. and Frank Joyce-Myron Selznick, Ltd. giving the latter the right to represent her

      1932 - Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick and initialed by all four as well. TOGETHER WITH: supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches. Hepburn's signed contract with her first Hollywood agent. Leland Hayward discovered Katharine Hepburn while playing the part of an Amazon queen in The Warrior's Husband at the Morosco Theater in New York City. Hayward felt Miss Hepburn had a star quality and after much pursuing and negotiating, she agreed to be represented. Anne Edwards, in her 1986 biography of Hepburn, tells the story of what happened next: "[Hayward] talked to Paramount Studios about [Hepburn] and they made a small offer for her services. Kate turned them down. From childhood she had loved films. But to go to Hollywood as a mere starlet, a contract player, would never do. She insisted Leland Hayward set fifteen hundred dollars a week as her price, believing a studio would not be likely to pay such a price for a relative beginner unless they intended to make that person an important player. R.K.O. picked up the bait and asked her to take a screen test . As fate would have it, David O. Selznick was struggling with the casting of the film version of Clemence Dane's "A Bill of Divorcement" ? Hayward got word of the problem and convinced [director George] Cukor to see Kate's test. Cukor was stunned ? 'She'll be greater than Garbo' ? On June 30, [Hepburn] received a telegram from Leland Hayward telling her that not only would R.K.O. meet her fifteen-hundred-dollar-a-week demand, she was to leave for California on Sunday to appear opposite John Barrymore?" (Katharine Hepburn: A Remarkable Woman pp 78-80). Hepburn and Hayward soon after began an affair that would last four years-- the first of many for both. Provenance: The Estate of Katharine Hepburn Contract attached to a light blue back cover. Very good Signed in red ink Katharine Hepburn, in blue ink Leland Hayward and Frank Joyce and in black ink Myron Selznick and initialed by all four as well. TOGETHER WITH: supporting documents including two typescript letters on blue Leland Hayward stationery to Miss Hepburn's father, one signed in blue ink Katharine Hepburn and in red ink Leland Hayward; three additional typescript letters regarding the contract, one from Miss Hepburn's father to Hayward, two on American Play Company stationery; and a typescript list of the artists, writers and directors represented by the American Play Company. Contract 14-1/2 x 9 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        2nd issue (of 3) of the most important review of Serbian surrealism

      NADREALIZAM DANAS I OVDE [Surrealism Now and Here]. Year 2, no. 2 (January 1932). With four photographic plates containing repros of 12 works as well as enclosed advertising flysheet. Beograd: Nadrealistička izdanja [Surrealist Publishing House] (Narodnoj Stampariji [State Printing House]) 1932. 4° (29,3 x 21,2 cm). 48 pp., 4 leafs. Original publisher's wrapper with multicolour typographic cover title and front flap (magazine). 17 x 11,2 cm. Flysheet with red colouring and black typographic printing on front side. 2nd issue (of 3) of this most important review of Serbian surrealism. Preceding no. is focussed on "autokritika" (self-criticism); due to the increasing internal struggles between the aesthetic and political tendencies of Serbian surrealism explicit artistic and theoretical positioning and justification is performed in numerous texts by the leading proponents of the movement: Aleksandar Vučo, Vane Bor, Radojica Živanović-Noe, Djordje Jovanović, Djordje Kostić, Koča Popović, Petar Popović and, of course, Marko Ristić; elsewhere a comparable manifest-like concentration of the group only appeared in the almanac "Nemoguće (The Impossilbe, 1930). No. 2 of NDIO furthermore has special importance as far as proving international relations of the Serbian avant-gardes is concerned. It contains a number of foreign contributions, particularly by French surrealists: poems and prose-writings by André Breton, René Char, René Crevel, Paul Éluard and Tristan Tzara. - The illustrated part consists of bound-in 4 plates on high-glossy paper with b/w, full-paged reproductions of two paintings by Salvador Dali (»Peinture« (or later »Tour du plaisir or Vertige«) and »Guillaume Tell«), a sculpture of Alberto Giacometti (»Objet embarrassant à poser«) and Yves Tanguy's painting »Les belles manières« sharing a page, furthermore two full-paged repros of drawings by Max Ernst ("Portrait") and Živanović-Noe (»Uspomena« [The Memento]), and finally 3 photographs and 3 further illustrations. All contributions are originally created for this issue, the original French manuscripts or typescripts were sent to Belgrade for this reason. All reproductions of paintings and drawings, except Dali's »Guillaume Tell«, are based on original photographs especially made on this occasion. To resume NDIO no. 2 "...inaugure et marque cette dernière année du mouvement surréaliste serbe, et en est l'expression la plus authentique. Il relève d'une préparation beaucoup plus poussée, même quantitativement il est beaucoup plus volumineux que le premier (...) et il suffit de le consulter pour se rendre compte assez nettement des problèmes du surréalisme belgradois de cette dernière année de son existence." - Enclosed is a red flysheet announcing the publication of no. 2 of NDIO. - Rear side of cover with publisher's advertisement listing Serbian surrealist publications since 1922. Le Fonds Paul Destribats, no. 317; Biro/Passeron, p. 296; cit.: Kapidzic-Osmanagic, Hanifa: Le surréalisme serbe. Paris 1968, p. 212; Todić, Milanka: Surrealism Here and Now. In: Nadralizam danas i ovde. Reprint. Belgrade: 2002, appendix to issue no. 1. Front and bottom of spine very slightly torn, paper occasionally slightly foxy, and time stained, the rear side of the flysheet time-stained, otherwise fine copy of this magazine and ephemera, hard to find in any issue and condition.

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        Voluptes de Paris.

      Paris Paris-Publications 1932 - First edition. 4to., 48pp., full-page photographic illustrations by Brassai, original orange wrappers lettered in white, spiral binding renewed else an excellent bright example. "Brassai's nocturnal vision of Paris is so well known, and his book Paris de nuit has been so influential (.). Some of his more edgy work was published in 1932 in a book entitled Voluptes de Paris (Pleasures of Paris), but contractual disagreements meant that Brassai never acknowledged it. Paris de nuit, the book that actually made his reputation, is relatively chaste by comparison, since it contains the images that were deemed publicly palatable" (Parr & Badger). Parr & Badger I, p134. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ulysses [Definitive Standard Edition]

      Hamburg / Paris / Bologna: Odyssey Press, 1932. First Impression of the "most accurate and authoritative text of Ulysses," complete in two volumes (Slocum & Cahoon). 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. Fine-.

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        Eyewitness; Being Personal Reminiscences of Certain Phases of the Great War, including the Genesis of the Tank

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to the spine, narrow enamelled bands in the Tank Corps colours of brown, red and green to head and tail of the spine and front cover, illustrated maps to pastedowns. Portrait frontispiece, 9 plates and folding diagram. Minor rubbing to spine ends, top edge dust toned; an excellent, bright copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Stephen Foot in memory of 1914–18 from the author E. D. Swinton Feb. 1939". Swinton (1868–1951) was appointed by Kitchener in September 1914 as the official war correspondent for the British Army, under the pseudonym "Eyewitness". Swinton claims in this work to have sparked the creation of the tank; "Swinton's claim to be the originator of the tank is problematic, however ... Swinton made no contribution to overcoming technical problems in the development of the tank, although he provided early plans for how caterpillar tractors might be employed ... and coined the euphemism 'tank'" (ODNB). He accepted the role of colonel-commandant of the Royal Tank Corps in 1934. The recipient, Major Stephen Foot (1887–1966), served for three years on the Western Front in the Great War as one of the Reserve of Officers with the Royal Engineers at the Somme, then transferred as a Brigade-Major to the 2nd Tank Brigade, where "my own job was to follow up the tanks and find out from the infantry what they really thought about the way the tanks did their job". In January 1918, during a period of leave in England, he transferred to a staff post in the Tank Directorate at the War Office, writing a paper on A Mobile Army in April 1918, which advocated replacing horses with mechanised caterpillar tractors, which he reprinted in his autobiography Three Lives, published in 1934.

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        Deutsche Atlantische Expedition auf dem Forschungs- und Vermessungsschiff "Meteor", ausgeführt unter der Leitung von Professor A. Merz und Kapitän z.S. F. Spiess 1925-1927. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse, hg. im Auftrage der Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft von Albert Defant. Konvolut von 20 Bänden / Teilbänden des Werkes.

      Walter des Gruyter, Berlin und Leipzig 1932-1939. - ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände teils etwas fleckig und berieben, Rücken mit Verfärbungen / Schabstellen von entfernten Signaturen (Bände 1+2 mit überklebten Signaturen), Innen-Gelenke in Band I angelockert / angebrochen, die ersten 3 Blätter von Band I aus der Bindung gelöst, vereinzelt Bleistift-Randmarkierungen, ansonsten ordentlich. Titel / Inhalt der vorhandenen Bände: I. Spiess, Fritz. Das Forschungsschiff und seine Reise. (mit 18 gefalteten Kartenbeilagen, vollständig). II. Maurer, Hans: Die Echolotungen des "Meteor". (mit 32 Beilagen, I-III eingebunden, IV-XXXII in separatem Beiheft, vollständig). III/1. Stocks, Theodor / Wüst, Georg: Morphologie des Atlantischen Ozeans (Lieferungen 1,2 und 4 / es fehlt die 3. Lieferung). III/2. Pratje, Otto: Die Sedimente des Südatlantischen Ozeans (in 2 Lieferungen). III/3. Correns, Carl W: Die Sedimente des Äquatorialen Atlantischen Ozeans. IV/1: Wüst, Georg u.a: Ozeanographische Methoden und Instrumente. (mit 5 gefalteten Beilagen, vollständig). IV/2: Wüst, Georg: Das Ozeanographische Beobachtungsmaterial / Serienmessungen. V: Böhnecke, Günther: Atlas zu Temperatur, Salzgehalt und Dichte an der Oberfläche des Atlantischen Ozeans. VI/1: Wüst, Georg / Defant, Albert: Schichtung und Zirkulation des Atlantischen Ozeans. Das Bodenwasser und die Stratosphäre / Text. VI/2: Wüst, Georg / Defant, Albert: Schichtung und Zirkulation des Atlantischen Ozeans. Schnitte und Karten von Temperatur, Salzgehalt und Dichte / Atlas. VII/1: Defant, Albert: Die Gezeiten und inneren Gezeitenwellen des Atlantischen Ozeans. VIII: Wattenberg, Hermann: Das chemische Beobachtungsmaterial und seine Gewinnung. Kalziumkarbonat- und Kohlensäuregehalt des Meerwassers. (mit einem Beiheft mit 27 Beilagen). IX, 1. Lieferung Text: Wattenberg, Hermann: Die Verteilung des Sauerstoffs und des Phosphats im Atlantischen Ozean. IX/Atlas: Atlas zu: Die Verteilung des Sauerstoffs im Atlantischen Ozean. X: Hentschel, Ernst: Die biologischen Methoden und das biologische Beobachtungsmaterial. XII/1: Hentschel, Ernst: Biologische Sonderuntersuchungen, erster Teil. Ceratien (.). XII/2: Hentschel, Ernst: Biologische Sonderuntersuchungen, zweiter Teil. Calycophore (.). XIII: Thiel, Max Egon u.a: Biologische Sonderuntersuchungen (in 3 Lieferungen). XIV: Kuhlbrodt, Erich u.a: Die meteorologischen Beobachtungen. Methoden der Bordbeobachtungen, Beobachtungsmaterial und Ergebnisse. XV-Text: Kuhlbrodt, Erich u.a: Die aerologischen Methoden und das aerologische Beobachtungsmaterial. XV-Beilagen: Beilagen zu: Das aerologische Beobachtungsmaterial. (mit 81 gefalteten Beilagen / vollständig). XVI - 1. Lieferung: Reger, Joseph: Ergebnisse der aerologischen Beobachtungen, zweiter Teil - Der statische Aufbau der Luft (.). (Atlantik, Ozean, Ozeanographie, Meeresgeographie, Forschung, wissenschaftliche Expedition, Schiff, Forschungsschiff, Meteorologie) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 37000 4°., Original-Leinen, 4 Bände / Teilbände in original-kartonierten Lieferungen (die Umschläge teils stärker beschädigt),

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        Deutsche Geschichte

      München, Verlag Franz Eher Nachf., GmbH, 1932 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 14 x 22 cm) mit illustriertem Deckeltitel. 208 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. Heft 24 der Reihe "Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek", Herausgeber: Gottfried Feder. - Aus dem Inhalt: Germanische Frühzeit - Das fränkische Reich - Das Deutsche Reich (bis zum Interregnum) - Deutschland unter Wahlkönigen - Zeitalter der Reformation - Aufstieg Brandenburg-Preußens - Preußens Fall und Erhebung - Kampf um die deutsche Einheit - Das Deutsche Reich (Entwicklung bis 1888 / Wilhelm II. / Der Weltkrieg / Ausblick) - Schluss - Register. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: ". . . die Judengefahr. Die Juden sind Volks- und Rassefremde, und es ist eine absichtliche Irreführung wenn sie sich so stellen, als verfolge man in ihnen den religiös Andersdenkenden. Vielleicht hätten sie vor dem Kriege, zumal ihre Zahl nicht zu ungeheuer groß war (knapp 1 % der Bevölkerung, bei sinkender Geburtszahl), bei ihrer Anpassungsfähigkeit an die Wirtschaftsvölker, vom deutschen Volke aufgesogen werden können. Der Liberalismus aber gibt beging den Fehler, weil die Juden ihn förderten, sie aus falschem Gerechtigkeitsgefühl und in der grundfalschen Anschauung von der Gleichheit aller Menschen zu schützen, ja den kulturell und sittlich höchst minderwertigen Ostjuden die Türe zu öffnen. In ungeheurem Masse zogen die Juden nun, nachdem sie die volle Gleichberechtigung erlangt hatten, Handel, Börsen und Geldverkehr an sich, drangen in die Laufbahnen der Richter und Anwälte, der Ärzte und Gelehrten ein, beherrschten bald völlig die Kunst, vor allem das Theater, die Presse, später auch Kino und Rundfunk. Hieraus wurde - immer abgesehen davon, daß es natürlich auch sittlich und geistig hochstehende Personen unter ihnen gibt - doch die Seele des deutschen Volkstums vergiftet, die Staatsautorität untergraben. Alle der Kirche und dem Staat feindlichen Strömungen wurden von jeher und werden noch heute von Juden geleitet. Die judengegnerische Bewegung aber, der Antisemitismus, gebärdete sich zum Teil so roh und wüst, daß er alle feiner gearteten Seelen abstieß und sogar in das Lager der Judenfreunde führte." - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek, die Juden als Volks- und Rassefremde, die grundfalschen Anschauung von der Gleichheit aller Menschen, kulturell und sittlich höchst minderwertige Ostjuden, die Seele des deutschen Volkstums durch das Judentum vergiftet und die Staatsautorität untergraben, alle kirchen- und staatsfeindlichen Strömungen von Juden geleitet, Antisemitismus, Kaiser Wilhelm II. ein Versager auf dem Kaiserthron, Geschichtsschreibung / Geschichtswissenschaft im Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, Schrifttum der Bewegung, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut. - 2. Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (viele Bleistiftanstreichungen, sonst tadellos) Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PORTRAITS OF WASHINGTON

      1932. Eisen, Gustavus. PORTRAITS OF WASHINGTON. NY: Robert Hamilton & Associates, 1932. #245/300 copies signed by the author. 3 volumes. xxxii, 1023pp., index. Pages partially uncut. 256 illustrations, photographs from Washington portraits, 15 photogravures with tissue guards, 2 color plates with tissue guards, numerous drawings within the text. Folded broadside with tipped-on reproduction of a portrait of the author by Wilford S. Conrow and an appreciation by Professor A.T. Olmstead inserted in volume 1 after the signature page. 4to. Forest green leather over beige cloth stamped in gold, spine elaborated decorated in gilt, aeg. As new, probably never read 3 volume leatherbound hardcover set in publisher's slipcase with only minor rubbing and wear

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        IL MONDO E' ROTONDO

      VERONA: MONDADORI, 1932. BROSSURA. BUONO. 13 19. I LIBRI AZZURRI USATO

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        Quattrini a Palate

      Libreria Editrice Monanni, 1932. ITALIANO 0,38 Romanzo umoristico inglese. Unica edizione italiana. Traduzione di Mario Benzi. Legatura editoriale tutta tela con titolo in oro al dorso, copertina rigida con lievi segni di uso, tagli scuri, pagine lievemente brunite con tracce sparse di fioritura, totale distacco della carta n. 33 USATO

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        Now We Are Six

      A superb find of a very good/near fine book with a dust jacket plus some unique ephemera. In addition the book comes in a fine custom made slip case. The book includes a note signed on the same day by A. A. Milne and H. G. Wells with a poem referring to the book. A. A. Milne's poem reads: "Whatever Heavens these be, of Hells, I know the worst by now, For I was taught by H. G. Wells, and how.. and how.. and how!" dated 7. x. 32. On the opposite page of the card is a note from H. G. Wells saying: "When Alan was six, I was Nix" dated and signed 7.x.32. plus "When John was along, Just not so fondly!". Wells has also doodled two pictures, one of a sheep commenting, "This is not a sheep". On the reverse of the card are three other signatures dated 1932. The hinges of the book are a little frail. The spine of the original red boards has slightly bumped edges. Pictorial end papers. Bright gilt top edge. The dust jacket has chips on the spine ends. A lovely bright copy. 8vo 103 printed pages.

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        Revelation Saint John the Divine

      Wood engraved title page along with 41 wood engravings, 13 full page, by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Number 72 of 250 copies. 4to. Full red hermitage calf by the Gregynog Bindery, title and device in blind on upper cover and spine, printed on Japanese vellum.

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        The King of the Golden River

      London: George Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1932. Limited Edition. Limp vellum. Fine/very good +. Rackham, Arthur. No. 131 of 550 copies, 8vo - over 7.75" to 9.75" tall, 48 pp., Signed by Illustrator(s). A perfect convergence of "one of the earliest English examples of a fantasy written specifically for a child" (which may have had a direct effect upon George MacDonald and, subsequently, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien) written by the truly brilliant writer John Ruskin (1819-1900), author, art critic, and social thinker; being wonderfully illustrated by the unparalleled Arthur Rackham (1867-1939), whose "imaginative eye saw all forms with the eyes of childhood and created a world that was half reassuring and half frightening" (N.B., quotes from Carpenter, "The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature", p. 294 and Houfe, "The Dictionary of 19 Century British Book Illustrators", p. 268). Ruskin wrote the story for the then twelve-year old Effie Gray, later to become his wife, who challenged her friend Mr. Ruskin to write a fairy story, as it was "the least likely task for him to fulfill" - he fulfilled it wonderfully, and the story has remained a favourite with children ever since. With four full-page illustrations in full colour and fifteen drawings in black and white by Arthur Rackham, this copy housed in the original publisher's slipcase (with the limitation number matching that in the volume), with a white paper dust jacket. ***DESCRIPTION: Full limp vellum, gold lettering on the front, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges uncut, green pictorial endpapers, limitation statement on the verso of the half-title page, this volume no. 131 of 550 copies (plus 20 not for sale), signed by Arthur Rackham, frontispiece one of the four colour illustrations, title page in red and black with vignette in the same colours, the black and white drawings scattered through the text; octavo size (approximately 9" tall), pagination: (1)-48. The volume came to us with a plain white paper dust jacket (N.B., Riall mentions a "glassine" jacket, we have not been able to confirm if this is the original, albeit a variant, jacket or was supplied by a prior owner), and is housed in the publisher's plain original slipcase, with a paper spine label with brown lettering giving the title and illustrator, with the limitation number of 131 hand-written onto the label. ***CONDITION: Volume is fine overall, the vellum binding is clean other than some light, stray dustiness and a hint of sunning to the spine, the corners are straight and unrubbed, the text block is strong and the hinges solid, the interior pages are clean and bright with light foxing only to the endpapers, and it is free of prior owner markings. The dust jacket is very good with minor overall wear (no rips or tears), it is foxed particularly around the spine, with half-circles of soiling where the slipcase has a half-circle cut out; the slipcase is also very good, we had a professional restore some minor splits to the case and it is now strong and sturdy, but does have some overall soiling and what appears to be an old piece of cello tape partially over the paper spine label. ***CITATIONS: Riall p. 176, Latimore & Haskell p. 67. ***POSTAGE: International customers please note that additional postage may apply, please inquire 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, we are here to help.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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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