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        Sleepwalkers, The

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

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        Jupiter and the Nun [PRESENTATION COPY TO HUGH WALPOLE]

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

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        To The North - Exceptionally scarce novel in original dust wrapper

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

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        Miss Zilphia Gant.

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

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        Sleepwalkers, The

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

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        Kamet Conquered.

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

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        GRAND HOTEL (1932)

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

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        Nonesuch - Land of Water

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

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        Die Ästhetische Chirurgie und ihre soziale Bedeutung.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Treize lettres amoureuses d'une Dame à un Cavalier

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

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

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

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        Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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

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        The Memorial - Portrait of a Family.

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

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        Return, Belphegor!

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

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

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

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

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

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        Light in August.

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

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        ESPERANTO: DE PAGO AL PAGO. LITERATURAJ PROFILOJ [FROM PAGE TO PAGE. LITERARY PROFILES].

      8°, 120 pp., original illustrated glossy wrappers with printed inner sides, stapled (Very Good, some pages with light folds in edges, some lines underlined with pencil, cancelled library stamp on p. 4, wrappers slightly stained and with old library notes on cover). - Budapest: Literatura mondo 1932. This is a first edition of a famous Esperanto book by Lajos Tárkony on contemporary Esperanto authors, published in Budapest in 1932. - Lajos Tárkony (or Ludoviko Totsche) was a Hungarian author, poet and critic, who was publishing in Esperanto language. In his book De pag?o al pag?o Tárkony offered a critical view on the literary work of contemporary Esperanto authors Julio Baghy, Károly Bodó, Hilda Dresen, Stellan Engholm, Jean Forge, Nikolao Hohlov, Kálmán Kalocsay, Kenelm Robinson, Raymond Schwartz, K. R. C. Sturmer and Ferenc Szilagyi. The book was published by an Esperanto publishing house Literatura mondo, based in Budapest, who was since 1922 publishing an Esperanto magazine with the same title. During WWII the magazine and the publishing house were closed, because the Nazis forbade publications in Esperanto. The first magazine after the war was published in 1947. A cover of the book was designed in a contemporary fashion of photo collage. We could only trace seven examples in libraries worldwide. References: OCLC 23557358 & 950702142.

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        Jaakske met zijn fluitje - Getrouw naar het oude vlaamsche volksboek met hand gekleurde houtsneden van Jozef Cantré

      De Sikkel 1932 - Met opdracht / With dedication, , Beperkte en genummerde oplage / Limited and numbered edition / Edition limitée et numérotée, nr. 148 van 200 ex. gedrukt naar het ontwerp van Jozef Cantré , Cantré sneed de houtjes in de jaren 1926 en 1930 en kleurde zelf de afdrukken 100 37 17 x 23 cm Nederlands / Dutch / Néerlandais / Niederländisch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Jungentrucht - Der große Wagen. Reihe 1 Hefte 1, 2 (dieses HEFT FEHLT!!) 3,4,5,6 . FÜNF von gesamt 13 Heften .c Schriftleitung Werner Benndorf. Die Hefte 1-3 mit dem Titel: \"ein werk der Jungentrucht\"; ab Heft 4: \"der große wagen, ein werk der jungentrucht\". Den ersten ZWEI Heften ist jeweils noch ein Notenblatt und ein zusätzliches Jungenschaftsfoto beigegeben. Den Heften 4 und 5 liegt der \"Sender\" bei, das \"Nachrichtenblatt\" für die \"Quickbornjungenschaft\".

      Potsdam, Berlin und Plauen, Hüttmann, G., und Günther Wolff, 1932. 32,32,31,32, 30 Seiten. Originalbroschur. 19 cm Am oberen Rand des ERSTEN Heftes handschriftlich \"Probe\".Der Deckel des ersten Heftes etwas stockfleckig, Die empfindlichen Rücken nur leicht bestoßen,sonst gut erhaltene Reihe. Diese erste Reihe erinnert in Umschlagestaltung und Innengestaltung an die Gestaltungsprinzipien des Bauhauses. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bauhaus, Typographie, Gestaltung. Jugendbewegung, Quickborn

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        DAMIT AND OTHER STORIES

      Rickard Limited 1932., Singapore - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-238 [239-240: blank], original patterned gold cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. A very good copy. Copy held by British Library; another at Singapore National Library. (#153415) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Harbour of Rhodes

      Rhodes 1932 - Silver print, tipped to folding card, which is signed and captioned in pencil by Genthe. Inside the card, in ink, Genthe has penned, "Best wishes for a Happy New Year / from / Arnold Genthe / January 1st 1933". 1 vols. 3 x 4 inches. Photo and Manuscript New Year's Card by Arnold Genthe. A pleasing image, sailboats and figures at the right, landscape perspective to the left.Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was born in Germany and came to San Francisco in 1895 as tutor to the son of Baron Heinrich von Schroeder. Genthe, an entirely self-taught photographer, amused himself by taking pictures of the city's Chinatown, and when these were exhibited and attracted much favorable attention, he decided to remain in San Francisco, and, through his Schroeder contacts, became a successful professional photographer. In 1911 he moved to New York, and during his long career, followed his philosophy of portraiture: "I was determined to show people a new kind of photography: there would be no stilted poses; as a matter of fact, no poses at all. I would try to take my sitters unawares.portraying a person's character instead of a.photographic mask."(Cited in "Arnold Genthe 1869-1942" by Jerry E. Patterson, a catalogue for an exhibition at the Staten Island (NY) Museum, 1975). A man of great culture and wide-ranging interests, Genthe became one of the greatest of American photographers, his work known around the world.Genthe took this photograph of the harbor of Rhodes c. 1930 on a trip to Greece. Beaton and Buckland, The Magic Image, p. 139 The card a trifle dust soiled, with small light stain in one corner; the photo fine Silver print, tipped to folding card, which is signed and captioned in pencil by Genthe. Inside the card, in ink, Genthe has penned, "Best wishes for a Happy New Year / from / Arnold Genthe / January 1st 1933". 1 vols. 3 x 4 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Riding Reflections

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1932. First Edition, one of 850 copies. Illustrated by V. F. Handley, and from photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt, a fine copy in the rather uncommon dust jacket (slightly worn). First Edition, one of 850 copies. Illustrated by V. F. Handley, and from photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. An excellent treatise by a noted proponent of the forward seat, published in a day when this was still a debated innovation. Inscribed by the author of the book's Foreword, famed horsewoman and author Lida Fleitmann Bloodgood ("Hoofbeats in the Distance"): "In recollection of old Horse-Show days in Washington--also of a pleasant afternoon in Rome / With kindest regards / Lida Fleitmann Bloodgood / Palazzo Odescalehi. Rome. March 1933." This was evidently mailed to the fortunate, unnamed, recipient, for laid in is a portion of the brown manilia wrapper, bearing Mrs. Bloodgood's return address in Rome and the U.S. Customs stamp. This copy is in the original pictorial dust jacket, a good many of which seem to have disappeared over the years. Siegel 64; Frazier S-1-a

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        Christmas Pudding - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Thornton Butterworth, 1932. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Thornton Butterworth in 1932. A fine book without any defects and no inscriptions. In a very good unclipped FIRST ISSUE wrapper with a chip to the head of the spine and a smaller chip to the spine tail. A patch of rubbing to the front panel with a small tape burn therein. Some rubbing to the edges. Overseas Edition stated to the spine. Housed in a cutom made clamshell box. An exceptionally scarce example of a book never usually found in the dust wrapper.

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        HOUDINI AND CONAN DOYLE: The Story of a Strange Friendship

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1932. 1st Edition. Hardcover. A near fine hardcover book in a very good dustjacket. Glue stain on front endpaper where old bookplate removed. INSCRIBED BY HARRY HOUDINI'S WIDOW, BEATRICE HOUDINI. As this book was published after both Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle had died, this is one of the best signatures for which one could hope. Houdini and Doyle engaged in a series of public debates about the reality of spiritualism; despite their diametric beliefs, the two became fast friends.

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        Christmas Pudding.

      Thornton Butterworth, London., 1932. First edition. Octavo. 316 pages. One page of adverts at rear. Illustrations by Mark Ogilvie-Grant. Spine a bit faded. Very good indeed. No dustwrapper. Becoming elusive.

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        Menorat Ha-Maor: By R. Israel Ibn Al-Nakawa. From a unique manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Edited by H. G. Enelow

      Bloch, New York 1932 - 4 volumes. All are bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. vol. 1: 90pp. 40pp.; Vol. 2: 460pp. 48 pp.; vol. 3: 629pp. 59pp.; vol. 4: 635pp. 155 pp. Fore- and bottom edges uncut. Frontispiece to last two volumes. :Menorat Ha- Meor" [the illuminating candelabra] is a seminal Mussar (ethics) work by Mediaeval Rabbi Israel Alnaqua, who died at the stake (on the work and the author: see below). Minor age wear. Clean and tight. In Hebrew, with English introduction to each volume in separate pagination (see above). Very good condition. On the author and his work (Source; Jewish Encyclopedia):Israel ben Joseph Alnaqua: Ethical writer and martyr; lived in Toledo, Spain; died at the stake, together with Judah ben Asher, in the summer of the year 1391. He is the author of an ethical work in twenty chapters, entitled "Menorat ha-Maor" (Candlestick). The work commences with a long poem, an acrostic on the author's name. Then follows a preface in rimed prose. The introduction to each chapter is headed by a poem, giving the acrostic of his name, Israel. It was printed in 1578. A manuscript of it is in the Bodleian. An abridgment of it was published at Cracow, 1593, under the title "Menorat Zahab Kullah" (Candlestick Wholly of Gold). It is divided into five sections, which contain observations (1) on laws in general; (2) on education; (3) on commerce; (4) on the behavior of litigants and judges in court; (5) on conduct toward one's fellow men. This is supplemented by a treatise, consisting of Talmudic and midrashic sayings and maxims, which has been published in German (Hebrew characters) in Wagenseil's Belehrung der Jüd.-Deutschen Red-und Schreibart," Königsberg, 1699. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cuckooz Country

      With a reproduction of an etching by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Frank Johnson, 1932. Octavo, lettered papered boards (upper edge dusty) in dustjacket (small chip to front and rear panels), Lindsay designed bookplate for Margaret Coen to front pastedown, frontispiece reproduction of a Lindsay etching, pp. 77, occasional foxing. The Jacaranda Tree Book of Australian Verse, Number Two. Printed in an edition of 500 copies. Rare in the dustjacket.

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        Photo Album]: Boys Brigade

      Washington DC, New York, Pennsylvania 1932 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 7" x 11". String-tied red leather over paper boards with "School Day Treasures" stamped on the front cover. Contains 88 sepia toned gelatin silver and some black and white photographs measuring between 2" x 3" and 2.5" x 4", most with captions. Very good album with some creasing, tears, and edgewear with near fine photographs.A boy's album kept between 1923 and 1932 during various events and schooling. The album begins in 1923 when the album owner attended a Citizens Military Training Camp. The photos show young boys in tents and "dress uniforms" performing "fatigue drills" and showing the boys standing in a line awaiting orders. From there it switches to a 1927 trip to Washington DC where they spent the summer at Fort Washington U.S. Military Training Camp. When off duty they saw the DC highlights such as the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building and even toured the District from the air in a plane. His college days are captured throughout, because of his job as an usher at the Carnegie Music Hall it is likely he attended Carnegie Mellon University in 1929. During the summer of 1929 he worked at a hotel in Lilydale, New York where he spent "most of [his] spare time in this canoe." These photos show pretty girls posing in bathing suits, boys working at the boathouse, and performing handstands on the beach. In 1931 he lived on Pelug's Farm at a campsite - he includes a hand-drawn diagram of the grounds later in the album. It isn't clear if he was working there but it seems probable. He took photos of his friends posing around the farm, animal life, and people swimming in the "ye olde swimming hole."An interesting collection of a young man's youth from childhood to young manhood, exhibiting his ties to the military and his early jobs.

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        Lonely Road.

      London: Cassell and Company, 1932.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.xii,308. Publisher's blue cloth blocked in yellow to spine. Slight lean, some moderate spotting throughout the textblock and to the edges, a couple of pages showing fold marks. Cloth slightly rubbed to the spine and the corners, head and tail of the spine slightly rolled. A very good copy of a scarce title. The author's third published novel.

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        Stamboul Train.

      

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        Ohne Titel. [Hochformat].

      Orig. Kaltnadelradierung. ca. 22 x 28 cm. Gerahmt. Nr. 22 / 30 mit eighd. Signatur und auch in der Platte signiert. - Prachensky, (1932-2011), gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der österreichischen Avantgarde und des Informel in Österreich. - Selten !

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        Americans Abroad - An Anthology

      The Servire Press, The Hague., 1932. First edition. Second issue, in linen-backed boards. Octavo. pp xii, 475. Five-page Foreword by the editor. Selections from the work of numerous writers, including Conrad Aiken, Djuna Barnes, Kay Boyle, Bob Brown, Malcolm Cowley, Caresse Crosby, Harry Crosby, E.E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, Emma Goldman, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene Jolas, Robert McAlmon, Ezra Pound, Laura Riding, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams etc. Each selection is preceded by a biographical sketch and bibliography, many of which are written by the authors, and most of these are accompanied by photographs. Ernest Hemingway's biography is, of course, terse: ''Born Oak Park, Ill., July 21, 1898.'' And he fails to provide a photograph.Small bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Fore-edge slightly spotted. Very good in very good, nicked, slightly torn and chipped dustwrapper with a shallow strip torn from tail of spine. Unusually bright.

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        Laughter in Hell

      New York: Albert & Charles Boni, Inc,, 1932. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine a little rolled. An excellent copy in a slightly nicked and chipped jacket with a few faint ring marks to rear panel and small tape repairs to the verso. First edition, second printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dorothy, for our first meeting, Jim Tully".

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        Renault. L'Automobile de France

      Draeger, Paris 1932 - 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. Metal spiral. Card stock boards, with silver foil pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kamet Conquered.

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

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        DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON With a frontispiece from a painting by Juan Gris : The Bullfighter, and eighty-one reproductions from photographs.

      London.Johnathan Cape. 1932. [8],9- 358,[1]pp. Colour frontispiece plus eighty one black & white reproductions from photographs. Orange publisher's cloth, dust wrapper. t.e. black. Large Octavo. First U.K. edition. Bookplate, and small bookseller's label to paste-down endpaper, some ghosting of label to front- free endpaper. Minor foxing to fore-edges and first few leaves. Dust wrapper price clipped, with the very slightest of wear to corners & spine head & heel. An excellent copy of the scarce first U.K. edition - particularly so in wrapper.

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        Photo Album]: Several Photo Albums of One Soldier Including Hawaii, 1932-1935

      - Various formats. Contains a total of 464 black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" to 5" x 7", the majority with captions. An extensive collection of photographs taken by Private Edward D. Navary while stationed in Hawaii during his service with the United States Signal Corps from 1932-1935. Included throughout the album are photographs depicting military trips to Mexico, various Hawaiian Islands, and Panama, as well as images from his leave when he went back to New York to visit family. Berthed on the *U.S.A.T. Republic*, pictured here, he traveled to Panama and Mexico with the Army after the ship was transferred to Army control in 1931. Photographs include what Navary captioned as "scenes at Panama City R. Dep." depicting the Dominican convent, business district, and the Balboa district of Panama. The Hawaiian portion of the albums shows soldiers and islanders working together on military bases including a notable one in Waianae. The landscape of the islands is seen in pictures captioned, "sunset looking west far out, Pacific from the pass;" and "a high and sharp peak in Waianae Mountain." Soldiers are shown enjoying the beaches, competing in track and field, posing with the barracks mascot, a donkey, as well as working on switchboards for the Signal Corps, with some images posed in front of Naval planes. There are also photos of military planes flying overhead and some beautiful photos of the islands from the air and the Punchbowl Volcano Crater.Among the photographs are images of Navary's friends and family in New York and New Jersey presumably taken while he was on leave. These photos show home life in the 1930s with images of newborns, posing on Monmouth Beach, and riding motorcycles in New York. Also featured are girls posing with cars and some school photos given to Navary of unnamed girlfriends. A large assortment of photographs showing the 1930s pre-war American military as well as civilian life during the same decade. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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