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        Park A Fantastic Story

      Park: a Fantastic Story by John Gray, Sheed & Ward, London, 1932. One of 250 printed. Bound in uniquely patterned paper, with etching design at rear; binding is tight, pages are clean. Overall a fine copy.

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        The Racial Characters of the Swedish Nation [WITH] The Race Biology of the Swedish Lapps Part I.

      The Swedish State Institute for Race Biology, Uppsala 1932 - Folios. 182, 4 maps, 108, 45 plates, 138, 93 (1)pp. Original gray wraps with black lettering on cover and spine, first title; blue half cloth over marbled boards with gilt ruling and lettering on spine, second title.First title with frontispiece of Anders Retzius, a b/w group photograph of the participants of the Nordic Race Conference at Uppsala, and 44 plates with b/w reproductions of various Nordic types, East Baltic types, Lapp prototypes, and Race-Mixed types. Anthropologia Suecica MCMXXVI. In addition illustrated with many in-text tables, diagrams and maps. Early comprehensive work on Swedish Race Biology with plates of race types described in the text. Very light wear along edges with some creasing of spine and chips at tail of spine. Lightly sunned along edges of wraps. Overall in very good condition.Second title illustrated with captivating b/w photographs of Lapp villages and camps and numerous tables. The work features a general survey as well as chapters on prehistory, demography and the future of the Lapps. 93 pages appendix with tables of individual and family statistics, including population, deaths, births, marriages, and distribution and size of families. Binding with light wear along edges and bump at lower right corner. Else in very good, near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        George Gershwin's Song-Book [SIGNED]

      Random House 1932 - 283/300 Signed George Gershwin and Alajalov on colophon. Folio. xi (i blank), 167 (1)pp. Original blue leather with decorative gilt ruling and lettering on cover and spine. Gilt top edge. Blue endpapers. Frontispiece photograph and illustrated title page. With special insert of the sheet music for "Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha" present in pocket of inside back cover. Introduction by George Gershwin and short bio on Alajalov by Samuel M. Kootz preceded by b/w photograph of Gershwin's hands by "Fitz." Some of the 13 full page and five double page extraordinary color illustrations by Alajalov would be considered outside of the realm of "political correctness" by today's standards. Contains the scores, with lyrics by Ira Gershwin, for 18 songs including "Swanee," "Nobody but you," "Sweet and Low Down," and "Strike up the Band." Binding with minor wear. Previous owner's signature penciled on inside front cover. Light age toning of block in margins, not affecting images. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Probleme sovremene arhitektura

      Zagreb: The author 1932 - Quarto, cloth, 262pp. Problemi savremeni arhitekture (Problems of Contemporary Architecture) arguably qualifies as the most important publication on Croatian and probably Yugoslav architecture of the first half of the 20th century. Stjepan Planic (1900-1980) is acknowledged to be a dean of modern architects in that country and one of its great teachers as well as one of the foremost Yugoslav architects of the modernist era. In this collection of projects Planic collected essays from all the significant architects of Croatian Modernism, and the book provides a profile of Croatian avant-garde designers in Part I which features statements and designs by Vladimir Antolic, Juraj Denzler and Mladen Kauzlaric, Jan Dubovy, Aleksandar Freudenreich and Pavao Deutsch, Mijo Hecimovic, Lavoslav Horvat, Drago Ibler, Mladen Kauzlaric and Stjepan Gomboš, Branislav Kojic, Milovan Kovacevic, Branko Maksimovic;, Josip Picman, Stjepan Planic, Zdenko Strižic, Ivo Zemljak, Milan Zlokovic, and Ernest Weissmann. Graphic renderings throughout by E. Tomasevic. Many of these belonged to the Grupa Zemlja, a society of artists which flourished from 1929 until 1935 when it was banned. The group came to life as a result of an organized and programmatically articulated gathering of radical and leftist members and sympathizers - painters, sculptors and architects, highly influenced by developments in the Bauhaus. Part II consists of other contemporary architects, interior designers and manufacturers showcasing their work, followed by a gazetteer of all contemporary architects working in Yugoslavia at the time, and an excerpt from the Civil Engineering Law. Part III consists primarily of adverts of related building industries. Richly illustrated with the works of Croatian architects. Quite rare; worldcat finds one library holding in North America. There was a small reprint in 1996 which worldcat finds in one US library (LOC). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Sally.

      First edition. 8vo. 155pp + 8pp ads. Mid blue boards with black lettering to spine & front board. Pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy with fresh boards. No inscriptions. The very good+/near fine dustwrapper is quite fresh and clean with a couple of small light marks only. Medium wear to extremities. Pink lettering to spine. Original price of 3/6net on front flap. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Julian Roberts Fine Books]
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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.

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        STAMBOUL TRAIN.

      London:: William Heinemann Ltd.. (1932).. First edition. Second issue (as usually seen--there are only a few known copies of the first issue) with "Quin Savory" versus "Q. C. Savory." The change in character name was made at the insistence of J. B. Priestley. According to David Marsh (The Guardian, Oct. 19, 2010), "Foolishly, the novelist and playwright JB Priestley sued Greene for defamation, believing this vain, pompous writer was based on himself--and rather proving the point by doing so." Re-titled ORIENT EXPRESS in the U.S. and made into numerous films including "Murder on the Orient Express" in 1974 with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gelgud, et al. Black cloth boards with gilt stamped spine featuring a mosque design. STAMBOUL TRAIN was The Book Society choice for December of 1932. This copy with Book Society bookplate bearing ownership signature "Mrs. G. J. Winterhalder Dec. '32." Scattered foxing to fore edges, otherwise near fine in very good or better dust jacket with old tape repair on verso (not visible from front), spine a little darkened, spine ends and corners nicked and rubbed and with a few light creases. Scarce in the dust jacket. .

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        Arthur Putnam: Sculptor

      Johnck & Seeger 1932 - * * INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE * * Inscription is to Arthur Putnam with his bookplate on the front paste-down. Limited edition of which this is number 11. Hardcover bound in brown leather along the spine over paper covered boards, illustrated with b/w photos, 190 pages followed by the index. Binding shows wear along the edges and joints, the underlying boards are exposed at tips of corners, leather is cracked all along the front joint, loss of leather at the head and heel of the spine, panels are soiled and scuffed., end papers are a bit soiled with heavier soiling on the front. Text is clean but paper is lightly age toned. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments. This book weighs nearly 2 pounds and may need additional postage for Priority or International shipment. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Black Mischief - SIGNED presentation copy with rare wrap-around band

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1932. A first edition first printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1932. A very good+ book without inscriptions, SIGNED on the front endpaper 'With best wishes from/Evelyn' (without dedication). A little rubbing to the endpaper. Small mark to the rear board and two slits to the spine tips. In a near fine unclipped wrapper with a little wear to the spine tips and corners. Complete with the rare wrap-around band, denoting the book to be 'The Book Society's Book of the Month for October'. Exceptionally rare to find this, the first trade edition signed, perhaps due to the signed limited edition produced simultaneously by Chapman and Hall. Scarce.

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        Kulturbolschewismus?

      Erlenbach-Zürich, München, Leipzig: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. A furious denunciation of Nazi cultural policy, published in 1932, a year before the Nazis came to power. The title refers to a term thrown around by the Nazis and their sympathizers in the early 1930s, suggesting Modern art and architecture were non-Germanic and therefore Bolshevik. When the Nazis took over, the author, Paul Renner, lost his teaching job in Munich, and the books were removed from the market. Few survived; this one did. 8vo, 61, [3] pages in wrappers, entirely in German. Upper corners slightly creased, covers a bit rubbed, foxing to top edge. Otherwise, Fine. With a letter from the publisher laid in, and the original wraparound band attached to the covers. Ex-libris Ernst von Bergen, with his small label attached to inside front cover. OCLC WorldCat lists only a handful of institutions holding the original edition; other libraries carry a 2003 reprint. RARE. Paul Renner (1878-1956) was a German typeface designer who was perhaps best known as the designer of Futura, a type font still popular today. His book, which was issued by a Swiss publisher because German publishers wouldn't touch it, is set in Futura.

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        Quicker Than The Eye. The Magic and Magicians of the World. Illustrated by Cyrus Leroy Baldridge.

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Publishers, (1932). 8vo, original blue cloth, backstrip & front cover gilt-lettered, in tinted pictorial dust-jacket. 259 pp. Color frontispiece & two plates; fourteen vignettes after sketches. Dust-jacket worn along edges and soiled; covers discolored along joints; foxing and mildew traces on pastedowns; a copy that probably spent some time in humid storage but survived, and that has a significant association inscription. First Edition. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To my friend Charles / R. Brush with my / most cordial regards / John Mulholland, / March 29, 1932." John Mulholland (1898-1970) was for many years one of the most famous magicians in the world. He was a performer, historian, editor of the most eminent magazine of conjuring, the first "magical lecturer," and the owner of a magnificent library of books on magic. The critic Edmund Wilson called him "a top-notch magician , and one of the world's leading authorities on professional magic." The recipient of this copy, Charles R. Brush (d. 1949), was a celebrated amateur magician under the name of 'Baffles' and was a well-known writer on magic for the European press. This book is itself uncommon, and the reprint by the Junior Literary Guild is sometimes described as the first edition.A notable footnote to any account of the career of John Mulholland was his recruitment by the CIA in 1953 to develop methods of clandestinely administering drugs, chemicals, and poisons to suspected evildoers. These efforts included poisoning Fidel Castro's cigars and Patrice Lumumba's toothpaste. The details of Mulholland's involvement in these activities , which also included causing the death of an American by means of LSD , remain secret.

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        [TATLIN'S PLANE] Vystavka rabot zasluzhennogo deiatelia iskusstv V.E. Tatlina [i.e. Exhibition of Works by Recognized Artist V.E. Tatlin]

      Moscow; Leningrad: Izogiz,1932. 10, [6] pp., including wrappers: ill. 10x14 cm. In original printed wrappers with lettering on the front wrapper: «V. Tatlin». Very good. Some soiling and light creases, owner's signature on the rear wrapper and correction on p.8, small piece of the corner of the rear wrapper lost. One of 1000 copies. Extremely rare, almost ephemeral catalogue. The exhibition was held in the State Museum of Fine Arts in 1932. The main exhibit was the model of the aircraft «Letatlin» made in triplicate. In his foreword to the catalogue Tatlin wrote that this apparatus «can enter into the everyday life of the Soviet masses as a subject of consumer goods». When working on the Letatlin, the artist was advised by the surgeon Heinze, teaching aviator Losev. There was even a commentary made by a military pilot and pilot K. Artseulov. The models were performed in the research laboratory of materials with the participation of Sotnikov and Pavilionov. In all, 12 exhibits were on display at the exhibition (as they are named in the catalog). The catalogue also carries two photographs of Letatlin and a very small photo of longeron. This catalogue is a great evidence of the era of avant-garde and constructivism coming to an end in the person of one of the major artists of that time. Only few years later it would become impossible to view such works in the State Museum or anywhere on display in USSR. Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953) was a Soviet painter, architect, and the key exponent of Constructivist sculpture. His counter reliefs were the most important part of his sculptural work. As part of an ongoing focus on Pablo Picasso's Cubism, Tatlin abandoned any association with materiality in his works, adopting pure geometric and technic solutions, using their material character, tension and weight ratio. These works also represented a necessary step of development towards Machine Art, which Tatlin also founded.

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        DEVIL'S TOR

      London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1932]. First edition. Foxing to preliminary leaves, edges dusty, corners gently bumped, light insect tracking to edges of front and rear covers, overall a generally very good copy. (15132). Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-487 [488: printer's imprint], original black cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. The fifth and final novel published during Lindsay's lifetime. Though boring, the work has its memorable pages, even chapters according to Colin Wilson who spent two years getting through it. E. H. Visiak stated that he initially believed that the book was almost unreadable, but upon rereading it - slowly - he found it fascinating and was so impressed that he wrote a fifty page critique of the novel. Brian Stableford says the novel is "marvelously atmospheric and admirably conscientious in its design of a hypothetical mythology and the metaphysics to go with it." E. F. Bleiler considers DEVIL'S TOR to be Lindsay's "magnum opus." Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-218. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1022. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 140. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 664. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 391-95. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 127-28. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09071.

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        Hans Wildbolz - Max Rikli - Architekten, Biel.

      München / Wien, Industrie- und Gewebe-Verlag Widmann & Janker 1932 - 4°, o. P. (2 S. Text u. 27 Taf. m. zahlr. Abb. u. Plänen; 5 Bl. Anzeigen), OLwd. m. goldener u. roter Deckelpräg., roter Kopfschnitt, Deckel v. a. oben etw. verzogen, Vs. etw. wellig, innen tadellos. EA. Sehr seltene Werkschau der beiden Architekten (Bürogründung 1920; verschiedene Einfamilienhäuser, «Geschäfts- und Wohnhäuser an der Neumarktstrasse und Göuffistrasse» in Biel, Mietblock des Brühlhofes», sowie 1. Rang im kantonalen Wettbewerbs des Berner Loryspitals, Erfolge beim Wettbewerb um den Bau der Schweizerischen Volksbank in Biel, der Ersparniskasse Nidau und des Bezirksspitals Interlaken). - Exemplar des Schweizer Architektur- und Kunsthistorikers Georg Germann (1935 - 2016). 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Architektur - ArchitektInnenHelvetica - Allgemein [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Strange Brother

      New York: Liveright Inc, 1932. Hardcover. Good. Signed by Author. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To my friend Ann Orford with pleasant memories of Toronto in which she plays a large part - [signed] Blair Niles January 1941." First edition, sixth printing. 341pp. Original pale blue cloth with blue lettering. Near Fine in a badly worn Fair dust jacket with tape stain and horizontal tear with creasing across front panel, a few small edge chips and tears to spine panel, a few small pieces of archival mending tissue to verso. Uncommon in any printing of the first edition. A rare signature from Niles on her best-known work, a fictional exploration of a relationship between a straight woman and a gay man in jazz age New York City.

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        The Costume of the Theatre

      New York: Henry Holt. (1932). First. First American edition. Quarto. Red cloth gilt. Light ownership stamp of the Tamara Daykarhanova's School for the Stage in New York City, fine, lacking the presumed dustwrapper. This copy is Inscribed on the half-title to Daykarhanova by the entire Class of October, 1936 (all three members), which included Horton Foote: "For (word obscured) for the stage with love and gratitude. The Class of October Nineteen hundred and thirty-six. Jane Rose Price, Horton Foote, Dorothy Vernon Smith McFarland." Daykarhanova was a Russian emigre who trained with Stanislavsky at the Moscow Art Theatre. Foote trained with her in the mid-1930s, and went on to win Academy Awards for his screenplays for To Kill A Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. An interesting piece of Horton Foote "juvenilia." .

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        Les chiens de garde.

      Paris, Editions Rieder, collection " Europe ", avril 1932. - In-12, 285 pp. Demi-maroquin noir à coins, tête dorée, filets dorés sur les plats, auteur, titre et date en queue en lettres dorées, couvertures et dos conservés. (Reliure signée Alix). Quatrième volume de la collection " Europe ". Edition originale. Un des 10 exemplaires sur Japon impérial, tirage de tête n° A. Cachet imprimé en rouge " Dépôt ". BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

      The Frank A. Munsey, Company, New York 1932 - 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. 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) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Light in August

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Printing (so stated), first issue (with "Jefferson" for "Mottstown" on line 1, p. 340), one of only 8,500 copies. 8vo: [2],480pp. Publisher's first-state binding of coarsely woven oatmeal cloth, upper cover stamped in orange, spine in blue, top edge stained orange, fore-edge untrimmed, title-page vignette by Rockwell Kent; pictorial dust jacket, priced $2.50. Fine, square, tight and unmarked, in a Near Fine or better jacket (having benefited from skillful restoration to spine panel tips-involving neither lettering nor design), with vibrant front panel, very lightly faded spine panel (lettering and design still strong and bright). Petersen A13.1a. Time 100. "Faulkner's grave meditation on race, violence and all the fraught legacies of the South, [and] the first in which he confronted head-on the poisons of racism. . . . This book is less daring structurally than The Sound and the Fury or As I Lay Dying. . . . But the force of Faulkner's genius is entirely in play." (Time 100) The seventh of Faulkner's nineteen novels and the fifth of fourteen set primarily in Jefferson, Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi, the apocryphal town and county he created. Though his longest novel, it took only six months to write, from mid-August, 1931, to mid-February, 1932. 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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        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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        THE STORY OF MY LIFE

      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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        AN ASTRAL CRIME

      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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        ESTATÍSTICA DO COMÉRCIO E NAVEGAÇÃO (12 vols)

      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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        BLACK MISCHIEF

      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

      Jonathan Cape, London 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. '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) Original gold cloth. Fine copy in near fine dust jacket (faint soiling to spine panel of dust jacket) Profusely illustrated; folding map in rear. xxix, 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo Reprinted, February 1932 (i.e., second printing, in month of original publication). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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