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        Park: A Fantastic Story

      [Sheed & Ward], [London] 1932 - [London]: [Sheed & Ward]. 1932. F First Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good -. Slight sunning and fading to spine; slight soiling and rubbing to covers (cloth/boards; chiefly to extremities; very slight traces of dampstaining); slight bumping to upper right corner of upper cover (with consequent creasing, etc); slight internal browning to edges. [6], 128, [1] pages + plate. Historical fantasy and grotesquerie involving the noted African explorer Mungo Park, by the noted English canon (one of the possible candidates for the title character of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray"). BMC, volume 10, page 1166, column 65. One of 250 copies (the entire edition), printed by Rene Hague and Eric Gill at Pigotts, near Hughenden, Buckminstershire, England, April 1932; "Published for the author by Sheed & Ward" (colophon); with Tegetmeier's copperplate etching printed by Collins and Dear, London. Bound in red-brown cloth over light gray boards, gilt-stamped spine, plain endpapers, lower edges untrimmed. Exterior as noted (gilt on spine still bright; top edges of boards only slightly dampstained), with interior relatively free of browning and/or foxing; a well-enough preserved copy of an extremely rare title. PROVENANCE: Signature of R. Ellis Roberts on recto of first blank; in addition, on the very top corner of the opposing page (making it the verso of the front free endpaper), in a very minute hand, is the inscription "Gift Eric Gill" (possibly in Gill's own hand, but in a hand so small it is difficult to be certain either way). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chronicles of Captain Blood

      London: Hutchinson & Co., [1932]. Hardcover. very good. 1st UK Edition. xv,(19)-287, 12 pages of adspp. Octavo. Original light grey course cloth with red titls and red chain work decoration. Spine very slightly faded. Original endpapers. Half title. Old unobtrusive ownership name on the title page. Top edge a bit dust soiled. Text block generally very clean. Original unprice clipped dust wrapper. The wrapper is complete but has had some very good professional restoration on one of the corners. This is the second in the Captain Bllood series. Sabatini's tales of pirates and swash buckling stirred the hearts of many a young lad. Errol Flynn played the role of Captain Blood in the 1935 movie of the same name with Olivia DeHavilland starring opposite him-- a great movie to watch. Very uncommon in the original wrapper especially in this condition. 1932

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      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1932 - Boards with light rubbing to extremities. Spine lettering faded. First and last few pages browned. Back hinge started; Clarence Darrow was one of history's most eminent attorneys, arguing such notable cases as the Leopold-Loeb murder case, and the Scopes 'monkey' trial. Learn what shaped his beliefs and his feelings about these and other celebrated cases. This is a presentation copy to Thomas Massie, signed by numerous friends, including Clarence Darrow: "To my friend Lt. Thomas Massie - My client and friend with respect and deep affection from Clarence Darrow, Honolulu, April 4th - 1932". Thomas Massie - My client and friend with respect and deep affection from Clarence Darrow, Honolulu, April 4th - 1932". (Signed during the Massie trial). In nicely made 1/4 leather custom box ; B&W Photographs; 8vo; 465 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Miss Zilphia Gant

      Dallas: Book Club of Texas, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-. First Edition, only printing (never reprinted in the United States until it appeared in Uncollected Short Stories of William Faulkner, in 1979). Preface by Henry Nash Smith. 8vo: xii,29,[2]pp, no. 189 of 300 numbered copies. Original reddish-brown gilt-ruled and -lettered cloth, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Very light wear to spine tips, else clean, tight, bright and unmarked; about Fine (and apparently unread), wanting the original glassine dust jacket. Petersen A12.1. Probably written in 1929, three years before publication by the Book Club of Texas in this special edition of three hundred copies. The short story centers on development of the title character whose mother raises her as a virtual prisoner. "Though it is crude in its handling of sexual imagery and suffers from a number of other technical problems that betray it as an early story, it does create two vivid characters. And of more importance, it reveals the author grappling with a theme that will be developed fully in some of his greatest stories and novels: the warping, destructive impact upon the psyche of the repression of those drives that connect the human being to the world of nature. . . . The narrative techniques of 'Miss Zilphia Gant' also show Faulkner surely, if falteringly, moving toward this techniques that will make his Jefferson stories and novels masterpieces." (Volpe, A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: The Short Stories) 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.

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        The marine shells of Port Alfred S. Africa.

      - Cambridge, Oxford University Press; London: Humphrey Milford, 1932. Large 8vo (24.7 x 15.5 cm). Two frontispiece photos, errata leaf, xvi, 331 pp., 70 plates. Original green cloth with gilt title on front board and spine.= This is a rare work on the marine molluscs found in the immediate vicinity of the South African town of Port Alfred, and Port Alfred itself. The author, Lieutenant-Colonel William Harry Turton (1856-1938], a great-nephew of the British malacologist William Turton, had sent shells to E. A. Smith of the British Museum and, later, to Paul Bartsch of the United States National Museum (Smithsonian) but was quite dissatisfied with both men's treatment of his material. Finally he decided to publish a great number of new species himself. Turton was convinced that many species were endemic to the area covered. The total print run of this work must have been low as the work is quite rare. This copy is very well preserved, with hardly any shelf wear, and only a few spots on the edges. A clipping from a sales catalogue is tipped in on the front pastedown; otherwise it is clean inside. A very good copy. Dance, A history of shell collecting, pp. 179, 251. Not in Nissen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The "Sino-Japanese Disturbances" souvenir album. Shanghai. 1932

      [Tokyo: Shomi-do, 1932]. Oblong quarto, silk-bound boards with ribbon binding, unpaginated, title page, two maps printed in colour, 48 leaves of photographic plates interlined with tissue, colophon, a fine copy in the original lettered cardboard box. Scarce in this condition.

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        Workers Theatre June-July 1932, August 1932, September-October 1932, April 1933 and July-August 1933 (Five Issues)

      New York: League of Workers Theatres of U.S.A., 1932. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Five issues of this rare early 1930's American socialist theatre magazine. The editors worked in close concert with European agitprop troupes to promote plays in the United States. Condition overall is very good save for the Sept-Oct 1932 issue whose covers are loose from staples. Paper is somewhat tanned and brittle with age and should be handled with care. The first three issues still retain their printed belly bands.

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        King of the Golden River

      George G Harrap , 1932 . . 8vo bound in limp vellum with gilt lettering, deckled page edges, top edge gilt. Four colour illustrations by Arthur Rackham and other illustrations throughout. Pictorial endpapers. Good+. Vellum is slightly wrinkled and is rubbed. Small rust mark to front cover. Contents are crisp, clean and unmarked. No. 218 of a limited edition of 550 copies signed by the illustrator.

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      London: The Mitre Press, 1932.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-272, original dark blue cloth, front and spine panels lettered in gold and ruled in blind. First edition. Presentation copy with inscription by Burbank signed "the author" on front free endpaper. "Occult science fantasy romance of life on and communication with Mars."- Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 43. "A crime is committed utilizing the astral plane for its fulfillment." - Leon Gammell. Eaton catalogue 1, p. 202. Bleiler (1978), p. 34. Reginald 02192. Spine panel a trifle rubbed, partial separation of text block between signatures 10 and 11 (a minor binding flaw), a clean, tight, very good copy. Rare. Locke quotes a letter from the publisher, who estimates than no more than a hundred copies were bound up and sold, the remaining sheets being pulped. (#149498)

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        Renault. L'Automobile de France

      Paris: Draeger, 1932. First edition. Metal spiral. Card stock boards, with silver foil pastedown. . Near Fine. With its silver foil pictorially embossed cover and bold interior graphics, an unusually striking automobile catalogue or sales brochure -- even by comparison with other catalogues of the same era, when glossy and resplendent catalogues were something of a norm. One can fairly liken this car brochure to the spectacular sales annuals created by Hollywood studios at the time, Also scarce, with no copies located on OCLC. Folio, 31.5 by 23.5 cm. Unpaginated, [28] pp, with fold-out centerfold, a four page spread, showcasing the Stella car. Profusely illustrated, with a combination of partial color and full color drawings and b/w photos. Besides the sleek classic cars, the brochure also features other, more utilitarian Renault vehicles of the day -- trucks, buses, aviation and marine motors -- and factory views, sometimes arranged into a montage across the page. Some scuffs and flattened dog ear creases on the cover and a few minor spots within. Overall, an exceedingly well-preserved copy of a stunning production, capturing perfectly the beauty of the vehicles of the day.

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        Devil's Highway, The

      New York: D. Appleton, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+/Fine-. First Printing, with the number (1) in parenthesis on the final page. 8vo; [6], 336pp. Publisher's crimson cloth, the spine and upper cover lettered in gilt; in the original illustrated dust jacket priced at $2.00. A Near Fine or better copy, very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled; in a just about Fine, lightly edge-worn jacket. Little read today, the novels of Harold Bell Wright outsold those of every other American writer during the first quarter of the twentieth century. Newspapers of the day claimed Wright was the first author to write a novel that reached a million sales, and the statement cannot be far wrong. (The Devil's Highway, on the other hand, sold very few copies, making it today one of the most difficult of Wright's titles to obtain, in any condition.) John Lebar was the pen name of Wright's oldest son, Gilbert Munger Wright. In the Devil's Highway, they launched a scathing attack on "scientism," the belief that, in due coarse, all human misery will be solved by science. As such, the book can be seen as an attack on Nazism, Fascism and Communism, all then taking root, and more broadly on any effort to displace old-fashioned values with modern, scientific ideas. Interestingly, Ronald Reagan was one of Wright's most devoted followers. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Gáir-chatha Gaedhal : Sinn Féin and freedom

      Dublin : Sinn Féin Bureau, 16 Parnell Square, [1932]. Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers (upper wrapper lightly foxed), 15 pp, text in English and Gaelic (pp 3-4), contents clean and sound, a good copy. A rare Sinn Féin publication. Brian O'Higgins was a founding member of SinnFéin and President of the organisation between 1931 and 1933. OCLC records only two copies (National Library of Ireland; University of Victoria Library, Vancouver).

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        SISTER ANNE.

      David McKay, Philadelphia. 1932 - Potter's last book, very scarce. Ist issue (Quinby 31) with the frontispiece facing p7 and p136. A reworking of Perrault's Bluebeard in Lancashire, it was never published in the UK. Due to ill health, she did not do the illustrations. 13 b&w plates by Katharine Sturges. Blue cloth boards, lettered and decorated in gilt, spine faded, rubbed and worn. Presentation on ffep. Vg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Earth Lover and other verses

      With decorations by Eileen McGrath. Sydney : The Sunnybook Press, 1932. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (due to the glue used the dustjacket has adhered to the boards), unpaginated, some offsetting, McGrath illustrations. Limited to 75 copies signed by Prichard, McGrath and Ernest O'Shea (printer). Presentation inscription from Hugh McCrae on the title page 'To Dorothea, from Nancy and Hugo and Smee [Georgiana Rose, the youngest daughter]. Possibly inscribed to his eldest daughter. The second book of The Sunnybrook Press, with the scarce dustjacket, albeit adhered to the book. Scarce.

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      Imprensa Nacional 1928-1939, Lourenco Marques 1932 - 12 vols. Ex-library. covers are occasionally lost, heavy soiling and tears. Lack: Ano de 1933. (Republica Portuguesa. Colonia de Mocambique. Direccao dos servicos aduaneiros) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Von der Teufelsinsel zum Leben. Das tragische Grenzländerschicksal des Elsässers Alfons Paoli Schwartz [EA von P.C. Ettighoffer signiert] [

      Köln, Gilde 1932. 1.-10. Tausend. Ganzleinen mit SU, 323 Seiten, 2 Bl. Antiqua, Fadenbindung. SU mit leichten Randläsuren, gutes Exemplar, weder stockig noch fleckig. Von Ettighoffer auf Vorsatz signiert.

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        Memorial, The [First State]

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Very Fine. First Impression ('First Published 1932' on copyright page), one of only 1,222 copies. Publisher's first-state pale pink linen lettered in blue, brown top edge; in mid-brown illustrated dust jacket (designed by Jack Banting), printed in blue and priced 7/6. Just about Fine (front hinge very slightly cracked, end papers lightly spotted), in a pristine jacket. Woolmer 294. According to the Literary Encyclopedia, the death of Isherwood’s father in the First World War and the deep, lifelong mourning into which his mother fell provide much of the background for the family dynamics of Isherwood's early novels, including The Memorial, in which Cambridge student Eric Vernon finds himself torn between a desire to emulate his heroic father and his envy for his father’s great friend Edward Blake, who survived the war only to throw himself into gay life in Berlin and the pursuit of meaningless relationships. The story is imbued with Freudian family analysis, centering on the conflict between mother and son, and rebellion against the stifling English class society (Isherwood was born onto a withering branch of a distinguished family tree that had roots in Cheshire extending back to the Civil War). In his early career Isherwood adopted the high-Modernist style of the preceding generation of English novelists, particularly Virginia Woolf (whose Hogarth Press brought out The Memorial) and D. H. Lawrence. While breaking no new stylistic ground, Isherwood was experimenting with the novel form, recombining the chapters of The Memorial into a non-sequential chronology. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      Chapman & Hall 1932 - First edition, large paper issue. Number 48 of 250 special copies on laid paper signed by the author with additional illustrations by the author. Original violet buckram with gilt titles to the spine and vignette to the upper cover in printed brown dustwrapper. A near fine copy with a little fading to the spine, despite of the dustwrapper, though much less than is usually seen, and light foxing to the front endpaper, in a very good dustwrapper indeed, which just shows a little wear to the spine ends and upper corners. An exceptionally well preserved example. Eight full page illustrations, none of which appear in the trade edition, plus one full page map. The author's third novel, drawing on his experiences in Africa which as he reported in his travel journal, Ninety two Days, "experiences vivid enough to demand translation into literary form". Given the instant success of Waugh's first two novels, the critical response was lukewarm, and the novel became better known for its attack on the Catholic journal, The Tablet, and the heated response from The Tablet's Editor, Ernest Oldmeadow, who asserted that it was "a work both disgraceful and scandalous. It abounds in course and sometimes disgusting passages, and its climax is disgusting." Needless to say this did nothing to harm sales. The limited edition is seldom encountered in its dustwrapper or in such nice condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Arabia Felix: Across the "Empty Quarter" of Arabia With a foreword by Colonel T E Lawrence ... Appendix by Sir Arthur Keith

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1932. Reprinted, February 1932 (i.e., second printing, in month of original publication). Profusely illustrated; folding map in rear. xxix, 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original gold cloth. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket (faint soiling to spine panel of dust jacket). Reprinted, February 1932 (i.e., second printing, in month of original publication). Profusely illustrated; folding map in rear. xxix, 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'the finest thing in Arabian exploration'. In 1931, Bertram Thomas, British Agent at Muscat, successfully crossed the Empty Quarter, the great desert of south Arabia. On hearing of the feat, T.E. Lawrence wrote, "It remained the only unknown corner of the world, and it is the end of the history of exploration. Thomas did it by camel, at his own expense. ... Its difficulty can best be put by my saying that no Arab, so far as we know, has ever crossed it". In February, 1932, Thomas published his account of the crossing, ARABIA FELIX, with a Foreword by T.E. Lawrence. In his foreword, Lawrence wrote, "Thomas let me read the draft, and I then did my best to comment usefully; once remarking that the tale was good enough for his journey - no faint judgment, set against what I think the finest thing in Arabian exploration.". O'Brien A155 (note)

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        Armorial book-plates (deluxe edition)

      Their romantic origin and artistic development. Sydney: privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1932. Deluxe edition, limited to 120 numbered and signed copies (no. 53). Small quarto, patterned cloth with gilt lettered title label (chipped) to upper board, 172 pp, illustrated throughout with bookplates; a very good copy. A worldwide survey of armorial bookplates including a chapter on Australian armorials.

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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1932, 1932. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good +/No Dust Jacket. 306 Pp. Blue Boards With Gold Lettering On Spine. First Printing. Tight, Solid, Clean With All Gilt Lettering And Design Still Brilliant, Very Light Rubbing At Corners, No Names Or Marks Or Book Plates.

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        On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands.: With Report of Researches into the Language of the South Andaman Island, arranged by Alexander J. Ellis from the Papers of E.H. Man, and R.C. Temple.

      London Royal Anthropological Institute 1932 - First published in 1885 in the Journal of the RAI. First edition in book form, pp.xxxii, 224, (43)-73, portrait frontis, 17 plates, folding colour map.

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        The Mask of Fu Manchu

      Pub. for the Crime club, by, Doubleday, Doran & Co, 1932 Very good condition, yellow cloth with black lettering on front board and black lettering and design on spine, age toning to the spine. First edition, hardcover.

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      n.p., Moscow, ID 1932 - Approximately 235 pp. on 8 ½ x 11 inch paper, single spaced typed throughout, in a folder. Twenty "lessons" (each 10-12 pages, more or less), plus 2 duplicates, plus a Psychiana Inc. Certificate of Approval issued to John W. McCormick, who has underlined (and crossed out) parts of many of the lessons, as well as annotated portions thereof. The complete twenty-course program for a "New Thought Religion," one of spiritual enlightenment promising health, wealth and happiness through an alternative belief system, with the underlying premise being a rejection of all the major organized religions and a general embrace of modern science. Robinson endeavors to reason with tight logic, propounding a faith in the "Law of the Universe" that if subscribed to, would relieve many mundane cares and concerns. Each of the lessons contain a message of self-empowerment, positive thinking, self-affirmation and motivational cheerleading. Of interest, the two duplicate lessons (numbers 13 and 19) have printed cover sheets reading "Psychiana (The new psychological religion) advanced course Number One," and also showing The Company's printed logo as well as the logo reflecting membership in the NRA (???? - weird).Psychiana was a New Thought denomination created in 1928 by Frank Bruce Robinson (1886-1948), with headquarters in Moscow, Idaho. It began and largely remained a mail-order enterprise, recruiting people through advertising in popular magazines and through direct mail solicitations.The first advertisement for Psychiana, which Robinson himself penned and took around to local publishers in Spokane, Washington in 1929, featured a picture of Robinson with the headline, "I TALKED WITH GOD (yes I did, actually and literally)." Those who expressed an interest in Robinson's promises of health, wealth, and happiness by responding to one of his ads were offered a series of bi-weekly lessons by mail on a subscription plan. Robinson had his own printing presses and started a small publishing company, which offered many of his own books on various spiritual themes, as well as his memoir, The Strange Autobiography of Frank B. Robinson. Thematically, Robinson's ideas, as expressed in Psychiana, grew out of the metaphysical tradition and can be classified under the New Thought umbrella. Robinson adopted concepts such as affirmations, positive thinking, self-help and mental healing into Psychiana's lessons and emphasized health and material prosperity as possible rewards for dedicated and hardworking Psychiana students.Robinson said that the name he chose, "Psychiana," came to him in a dream. He unabashedly referred to himself as a prophet, and envisioned his movement as becoming a worldwide, revolutionary spiritual force; at the same time, he made little effort to establish any kind of organizational structure beyond his headquarters office in Idaho, preferring to keep the operation strictly on a correspondence level. Psychiana burgeoned during the Great Depression, but Robinson offended many of his contemporaries, not only by the "businesslike" nature of Psychiana, but also with his harsh criticisms of conventional Christianity.Upon Robinson's death in 1948, Psychiana's operations were taken over by his wife, Pearl Robinson, and son, Alfred Robinson; however, the denomination's success was so closely associated with Robinson and his personal style that it failed to survive for more than a few years after his demise.Robinson was born in England, the eldest of four boys. He had a tough childhood, being beaten for the smallest of infractions by his father, who was a Reverend. His mother, however, encouraged him to cultivate his spirituality. The mother died when Robinson was only eight and the father remarried and the situation got worse. He moved to Canada and ultimately to Oregon, where he had his "vision of the future," seeing himself at the head of a new religion. Without any doubt Robinson has been a pioneer in using media techniques (radio, speaking crus [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Doll Dreams

      Hollywood: Hollycrofters Inc., Ltd, 1932. Limited Signed Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good +. Franz Geritz, Millard Sheets, Ralph Holmes, Paul Landacre, Helen Candler Miller, Arthur Millier. Signed by Author, Editor, IIllustrators. 121 Pp. #74 Of 150 Copies Of The Signed, Limited Edition, Signed By Author, Editor, And All Iillustrators. Blue Cloth With Illustrated And Printed Cover Paste-On With Title And Illustration. Stories By Children Aged 7 To 14, Edited By Morrison. Paste-On Is Clean And Undamaged. Covers With Light Rubbing At Corners, Hinges Tight. This Example With An Additional Inscription "Valentine Greetings To Julia From Lucile 1938" By The Editor, Lucile Morrison.

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        Brave New World

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1932.. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth in original dust-wrapper. A few minor nicks to the top edge of the wrapper, a touch browned at crwon and foot. Entirely unrestored. A most attractive copy. Scarce in this condition. A modern highlight, and a landmark of 20th century fiction suggesting that a future of boundless materialist happiness, designer narcosis and no strings attached sex might not be all its cracked up to be. I still say we should give it a fair crack of the whip though.

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        L'Oeuvre gravé de Félix VALLOTTON (1865-1925). Monographies de Peintres-Graveurs illustrées. Quatrième volume

      Chez l 'Auteur, à Paris & Chez Paul Vallotton à Lausanne, Paris & Lausanne 1932 - Partiellement paginé. Quatrième volume de cette collection. 223 reproductions in texte en noir, numérotées, avec descriptif. Avant le frontispice une xylographie hors texte, sur un autre papier (Japon blanc), titrée « L'Etranger » (1894, répertoriée sous numéro 137), se voyant en transparence au verso. Exemplaire non justifié, où il est précisé que de cet ouvrage furent tirés 30 exemplaires sur japon des Manufactures Impériales ornés d'une xylographie originale en double tirage. Cette épreuve a été tirée à 120 exemplaires sur japon blanc (après des premiers tirages de 50 + 25) et 30 sur japon nacré pour servir de frontispice aux exemplaires de luxe de cet ouvrage. Les initiales gravées furent retirées à la gouge pour ce tirage japon des frontispices, ainsi qu'il est encore précisé dans ce même ouvrage (N° 137). Contenu : Portrait de F. Vallotton, reproduction d'un tableau du Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne. 16 pages de texte, paginées, « La Vie et l'oeuvre de Félix Vallotton ». Puis, la première partie : « Eux-fortes et pointes sèches ». La seconde : « Lithographies ». La troisième : « Gravures sur bois ». En fin d'ouvrage : Supplément, Gravures d'interprétation (liste sans reproduction) et une Table des gravures par ordre alphabétique et report des numéros. Achevé d'imprimer le 22 juillet 1932 sur les presses de Charles Brande, maître-imprimeur au Vésinet. Ouvrage difficile à trouver, et sans doute encore plus difficile avec sa xylographie encore présente! Couverture souple, ornée. Titre en noir sur le dos. Etat : assez bon, état d'ancienneté, défraichi. A été consulté et manipulé, nombreuses mais assez discrètes marques (des « X » ou croix en regard de numéros) et rares soulignements au crayon papier. Mors fragilisés, mais tenant encore. Couverture frottée, micro-déchirures, coins avec plis. 32.5 x 25 x 1 cm 520g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Munsey 1932 - Great lot of six issues of Argosy Weekly. These six issues contain all six parts of the novel Pirates of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Many other stories included. The pulps in this lot are: 1932 - Sept 17, 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22. The Sept 17 issue features a cover highlighting the ERB story. The Oct 22 issue features A Merritt's story Burn, Witch, Burn and has a fantasy cover. Finding a complete ERB set is a rare event. Average grade is VG+. Condition: VG+

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        THE PIRATES OF VENUS in ARGOSY [complete in six issues]

      New York: The Frank A. Munsey, Company, 1932. Some minor loss to paper of spine ends, the fifth issue (October 15) has some chipping to the right front edge, otherwise light edge wear to all issues, a solid very good set. (20858). Octavo, six issues, cover of the September 17 issue by Paul Stahr, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Complete six part serial "The Pirates of Venus." The first of the Carson of Venus stories. The last issue includes part 1 of "Burn Witch, Burn!" by A. Merritt. Zeuscher, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, pp. 242.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Cold Comfort Farm - with signed slip

      London Longmans 1932 - A first edition, first printing published by Longmans in 1932. A very good+ book with some fading to the spine and some rubbing to the edges and especially to the spine tips. No inscriptions. In the very scarce unclipped first issue dust wrapper which has benefitted from some light restoration to the lower portion of the spine and a little to the edges. The book presents very well indeed. Accompanied by a signed slip from Stella Gibbons, explaining that she does not have a personal bookplate - signed and dated. One of the few books to introduce a fictional plant. Housed in a custom clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Münster (= Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler von Westfalen Bd.41 : Die Stadt Münster. Bearb. Von Max Geisberg) 7 Tle. ( Bd. 7 Reg.)

      zus. Mehr als 3.000 S. mit sehr zahlr. tlw. Ausfaltbaren Rissen, Plänen, Detailansichten und Photos 4 Olwd mit goldgepr. Rücken- u- Deckeltitel Das sehr umfangreiche und detailfreudige Standardwerk im besten Erhalt, verzeichnet ebf. die Kriegsschäden.(Fotomechanische Nachdruck der 1932 erschienen 1. Auflage ergänzt um Marginalien zur Kennzeichnung der im Jahr 1975 noch vorhandenen Objekte) druckfrisches Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        The Blonde Captive

      [Los Angeles, California] : Columbia Pictures, [1932]. Group of seven monochrome lobby cards for the film The Blonde Captive (1932), each 280 x 355 mm, with different designs printed in sepia ink on light card, mild wear to some edges and corners and light toning, but overall a finely preserved group. "In 1928 the Australian racial psychologist Stanley David Porteus went to northwest Western Australia and central Australia to conduct psychological and psychophysical studies of sample Aboriginal groups. Porteus was accompanied by Paul Withington, a Honolulu surgeon and explorer, and two cinematographers. Withington, presenting the façade of a serious investigator searching for evidence of Neanderthal Man, told A.O. Neville, chief protector of Aborigines in Western Australia, that he was also making a film about Aboriginal life for educational purposes. After leaving Australia, Neville became increasingly concerned about this film. His queries to Porteus were met with uncertainty, and he received only silence from Withington. When the film was finally released, its representation of Aboriginal life was grossly distorted. This had far-reaching consequences for future researchers in Western Australia." (Geoffrey Gray, 2004). This controversial film only managed to see the light of day because of a highly unethical and extreme editing process: what was supposed to be legitimate documentary film footage was manipulated in a sinister and cynical manner in order to produce a sensationalist film that was only ever screened in North American movie theatres, gaining a short release in 1932. The film was banned in Australia and until recently had never been screened publically in this country (the film received its first public screening in Australia during Brook Andrew's exhibition Taboo at the MCA in Sydney in December, 2012). Previously, the film had been thought lost until a partially reconstructed version of the film, restored from a nitrate dupe negative, surfaced and was screened at the XXXI Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Libero (Il Cinema Ritrovato ) in Bologna, June–July 2002. For an account of the making of this film, see Geoffrey Gray, Looking for Neanderthal Man, finding a captive white woman: the story of a documentary film, in Health and History, vol. 8, no. 2, 2006. The graphics on the extremely rare group of original American lobby cards offered here demonstrate how the film and its producers were intent on exploiting the generically "exotic". The designs include a curious mix of photographic stills from the film, romanticised scenes of the blonde captive and her captors, an Aborigine spearing a dugong, and - rather bizarrely - images ofMāori, Papuans, a Balinese dancer, a Hawaiian hula dancer and South Sea islanders playing ukuleles.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Brave New World.

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1932. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth in original dust-wrapper. A few minor nicks to the top edge of the wrapper, a touch browned at crwon and foot. Entirely unrestored. A most attractive copy. Scarce in this condition. A modern highlight, and a landmark of 20th century fiction suggesting that a future of boundless materialist happiness, designer narcosis and no strings attached sex might not be all its cracked up to be. I still say we should give it a fair crack of the whip though. Eschelbac & Shober 10.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        A Resume of The Elephant in Two Volumes

      No Publisher Info 1932 - 2 books; bound in worn gray leather, heavier wear to the spines; gold embossing on spine and on each cover. The text is all in Japanese other than a table of contents in English. A lot of photos and illustrations; reinforced hinges. Pages toned with age. Overall still a good set of very rare books. A few library reference marks inside; a couple stamps and a couple pages in each with a sticker at the bottom. Over 2,000 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4+ Pounds/Larger. Category: Animals & Birds; Inventory No: 152726. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Easy Chair Books]
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        The International Style: Architecture Since 1922

      W. W. Norton and Co.. Hardcover. New York, 1932. 8vo, publisher's red cloth, 240 pp. A nice copy of the first edition of this classic Modern architecture book. This copy belonged to the architect William Smull, who designed modern homes in the Washington, D.C. area, and has his signature on the front pastedown. An attractive copy, very good overall and generally well preserved. Some slight fading to lettering at spine, tiny marginal tear to page in index with a corresponding stain that affects the margins of a handful of pages. Still very good overall, bright and attractive. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1932. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Elf Children of the Woods.

      Harper and Brothers, Publishers. New York 1932 - First Edition. Oblong Quarto, original illustrated boards and illustrated dustjacket. Very uncommon children's fairy story of child elves. This copy with its original fragile thin paper dustjacket, the size of which guaranteed that not many would survive. Near Fine bright copy in Very Good plus dustjacket, some expected surface and edge wear, few closed tears with accompanying creases, few small stains. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        CAESAR: Anticka Feerie o 11 Obrazech. Hudbu Slozil Jaroslav Jezek.

      Praha: Odeon, 1932., 1932.. Good. 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. <p>First edition.<p>Signed in full by Jan Werich on the title page.<p>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.<p>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.<p>The text is in Czech.<p>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".

      [Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.]
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        IL FANTE ALTO DA TERRA - Principato, I ed. 1932 - Dedica autografa

      Dedica autografa dell'autore all'occhietto. Casa Editrice Principato - Messina, I edizione 1932. Brossura editoriale. 15x21; pp.238. Intonso e in Ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria L' Angolo del Collezionista]
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        Muggins Mouse

      Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Keith Ward. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY MARJORIE BARROWS on the dedication page. A very solid copy to boot of the 1932 1st edition. Tight and VG (with light wear along the panel edges and very light bumping at the tips) in a bright, VG dustjacket, with several small closed tears and light creasing and chipping to the panel edges and flap-folds. Still though, a very presentable copy. Tall quarto, wonderfully illustrated thruout in color and black-and-white by Keith Ward.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pagine Scolpite]
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        Brave New World

      Chatto and Windus, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1932. A very good+ book without inscriptions in a dust wrapper which has been professionally restored and now presents well.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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