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        From Flushing to Calvary

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1932). First. First edition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper with two tiny nicks. An exceptional copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Urne Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus... with Thirty Drawings by Paul Nash. Edited with an Introduction by John Carter.

      London :[Curwen Press for] Cassell and Co. Ltd. La Belle Sauvage. 1932. Limited Edition, no. 39 of 215 copies on J. Barcham Green's handmade paper. Folio, xx, 146 pp, 14 full-page plates and 18 in the text, collotypes coloured through stencils, bound by Nevetts Ltd to a design by Paul Nash in vellum with a large inlay of brown morocco with two vellum inlays and tooled with a gilt design of an urn and a lozenge, the lower cover with the same design but substituting brown morocco for the vellum inlays, a.e.g., inscribed in ink on f.f endpaper "Tom Balston /John Carter / 1933", preserved in the original cloth slip case, fine condition.These illustrations represent the crowning achievement of the Curwen Press's use of the pochoir technique and Urne Buriall is widely accepted as Paul Nash's masterpiece in book illustration. It is one of the finest illustrated books produced in 20th century England. It was published during the height of the depression when there was little market for de-luxe editions and consequently very few copies were sold. The rest remained in unbound sheets until, in 1950, Desmond Flower took them to Stanley Bray of Sangorski & Sutcliffe to be bound to Nash's original design. The original Nevetts binding is exceedingly rare; auctions records for the last 30 years show eighteen Sangoski & Sutcliffe bindings but only one by Nevetts.

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        Around the World in Eight Days. INSCRIBED BY WILEY POST TO LEGENDARY PIONEER AVIATOR BILLY PARKER - LICENSE #44

      New York: Rand McNally & Co, 1932. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. Inscribed by Wiley Post, thus: "To Billy Parker / Whose flying I admired / long before I dreamed of / flying myself / With very best wishes / Wiley Post / 12-8-32." Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. He worked as a test pilot in high altitude flying, developed one of the first pressue suits and discovered the jet stream. Wiley Post and American humorist, Will Rogers were both killed on August 15, 1935, when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow, Alaska. Will D. (Billy) Parker (1899-1981) became known as "the Boy Aviator" and carried private pilot's license number 44. As a high school student in Ft. Collins, CO, he built a glider, which flew to an altitude of 300 feet. Then he built a pusher (similar to the Wright Brothers plane), with a motorcycle engine, but it couldn't fly well above several thousand feet, because of altitudes in Colorado (thinner air and insufficient horsepower). His mother helped him to purchase a 50 horsepower French Gnome engine - thus Billy Parker became a professional pilot. As a college student in Ft. Collins, he performed at state and county fairs, as a stunt pilot. He barnstormed in the 1920's, worked as a test pilot, and from 1926 to 1966, he managed the aviation division of Phillips Petroleum. He was President of the Early Birds, an exclusive group who flew before December 17, 1916 and included such members as Wiley Post, Willard, Fokker and Morriss. Parker and Joe Bartles set up an aircraft factory at Dewey, Oklahoma and built airplanes under the name "Dewey Aircraft Company." Parker held the 44th pilot's license issued in America. He invented the variable-pitch propeller and he built a half-dozen planes himself. In World War I, Parker ran an aviation school to train pilots for the military. He continued to fly the two pushers he built in 1912 and 1914 at events, well into the 1960's. Light tape residue in the gutter of frontis.

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        Stamboul Train.

      London: William Heinemann, Ltd.,, 1932. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box. Contents occasionally marked, fore edges buffed, spine rolled and slightly faded. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly upon him. Priestley threatened a libel suit and worse still threatened to leave Heinemann for whom he was one of their big names. Charles Evans called Greene and as he recalls in A Sort of Life, "made it clear to me that if Heinemann were going to lose an author, they would much prefer to lose me." So changes were made and two sections were reprinted. The original sheets were as yet unbound and so no pages needed cancelling. Very few copies of the uncorrected text were ever circulated and fewer still survive today. We know of a small handful of examples.

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        The Pickaninny Twins 1931 1st Edition w Dust Jacket

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932. First Edition . Hardback . Very Good/Very Good. Lucy Fitch Perkins. Very Hard to find Rare Vintage Hardback Book with Dust Jacket! This is the classic about the Pickanninny Twins! Classic book is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Inside the front cover there is an inscription to "Sarah Pillsbury dated Sept 30, 1936 from Mother and Daddy", then Sarah has written her name and address in "Berk Calif". Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped ($1.75) Dust Jacket itself is in Very Good Minus condition with some minor soiling with chipping along the outside edges with some small missing pieces along the edge primarily at the top of the outside spine. The back inside flap has numbers written in old ink beside the titles of the Twin Series books. Dust Jacket is covered by a new clear mylar cover. Truly a vintage classic. Great Collectible Book and Gift!

      [Bookseller: Keller Books]
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        Sammlung der Kayserschen Werke zur musischen Harmonik und ihrem Wiederklang in Natur und Kunst. 12 Bände und eine Beigabe.

      Verschiedene Verlage und Verlagsorte, 1932-75.. Formate von Quart bis Folio. Jeweils in den Originaleinbänden. Durchweg von sehr guter Erhaltung und bis auf Position 1 (siehe unten) sämtliche in erster Ausgabe. Die Sammlung wird bis auf weiteres nur geschlossen abgegeben, von Anfragen zu einzelnen Werken bitte ich abzusehen. – Sie enthält: 1. Akróasis. Die Lehre von der Harmonik der Welt. Zweite Auflage. Mit einem biographischen Nachwort von Dr. Julius Schwabe. Schwabe & Co., Basel, Stuttgart, 1964. 2. Der hörende Mensch. Elemente eines akustischen Weltbildes. Berlin, Lambert Schneider, ohne Jahresangabe (=1932, die irrige, jedoch vielfach zu findende Jahresangabe 1930 bezieht sich auf den Abschluß des Manuskriptes, wie dieser auf der gedruckten Titelrückseite auch vermerkt wurde). 3. Abhandlungen zur Ektypik harmonikaler Wertformen. Max Niehans, Zürich, Leipzig, 1938. 4. Vom Klang der Welt. Ein Vortragszyklus zur Einführung in die Harmonik. Max Niehans, Zürich, Leipzig, 1937. 5. Grundriss eines Systems der harmonikalen Wertformen. Max Niehans, Zürich, Leipzig, 1938. 6. Orphikon. Eine harmonikale Symbolik. Aus dem handschriftlichen Nachlass herausgegeben von Julius Schwabe. Schwabe & Co., Basel, Stuttgart, 1973. 7. Paestum. Die Nomoi der drei altgriechischen Tempel zu Paestum. Lambert Schneider, Heidelberg, 1958. 8. Harmonia plantarum. Benno Schwabe, Basel, 1943. 9. Lehrbuch der Harmonik. Occident, Zürich, 1950. 10. Ein harmonikaler Teilungs-Kanon. Analyse einer geometrischen Figur im Bauhüttenbuch Villard de Honnecourt. [=Harmonikale Studien; 1]. Occident, Zürich, 1946. 11. Die Form der Geige. Aus dem Gesetz der Töne gedeutet. [=Harmonikale Studien; 2]. Occident, Zürich, 1947. 12. Aufsätze aus dem Nachlaß. Herausgegeben von Rudolf Haase. [=Beitr. zur harmonikalen Grundlagenforschung; 7]. Lafite, Wien 1975. – Beigabe: Rudolf Haase: Hans Kayser. Ein Leben für die Harmonik der Welt. Schwabe & Co., Basel, Stuttgart, 1964. Erste Ausgabe.

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        EL AMOR BRUJO. Novela

      Edición del autor, 235 pgs., Buenos Aires 1932 - Excelente encuadernación, lomo con nervios en dorado, conserva cubiertas originales en su interior. Mancha en margen superior de la portada y primeras páginas, con prolija restauración. Firma de antiguo dueño en colofón. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] 12mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Moslem Pilgrimage. An authentic account of the journey from Egypt to the holy land of Islam, and a detailed description of Mecca and Medina and all the religious ceremonies performed there by the pilgrims from all parts of the Mohammedan world.

      Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Limited, 1932 - Small octavo (180 x 122 mm). Original blue quarter cloth, light blue paper boards, half-tone reproduction of Ibrahim Rifat Pasha's photograph of the Egyptian mahmal mounted to front board within printed titles as issued. Boards lightly bowed and irregularly sunned, mild bumping and wear to tips, image to front board rubbed, foxing to edges, prelims and occasionally to the text, the plates bright and fresh, a good copy. 37 half-tone plates from photographs by Ibrahim Rifat Pasha, Batanuni Bey, and Sadiq Bey (i. e. "Mohammed Sadek Pasha"). First and only edition of this uncommon account of the Hajj, collecting some of the earliest and most important photographs of Mecca and Medina. A decidedly scarce title on the market, with two copies only traced at auction; Copac traces three copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (British Library, London Library and Glasgow), OCLC adds fourteen world-wide. "Socrates Spiro (1868-?) was an Egyptian of Syrian and Greek descent. He was educated at the American Mission College in Cairo. His first post was as a private secretary of the undersecretary of state for finance, and later he became director of Egyptian ports and lighthouses In 1907 Spiro went to work in Geneva as a lecturer of Arabic at the university there. He returned to Egypt in 1912, where he first worked for the Egyptian Gazette and then was appointed Arabic editor of the Egyptian Mail In 1932, he published a book titled The Moslem Pilgrimage. After that, all traces of Socrates Spiro seem to vanish, which is strange for a man who held such high public functions" (Bassioney, Al-Arabiyya, Volume 47, p. 3). Chapters cover the Egyptian mahmal (official caravan), the Cairo-Mecca route, the Suez-Jeddah route, Mecca, Medina, and the Haifa-Medina railway. "My first authority is the late Mohammed Sadek Pasha, who was an officer on the staff of the Egyptian Army and visited the sacred towns more than once and embodied all the information he obtained at first hand in a book now out of print [Mash'al al-Mahmal, 1881] My second authority is Mohammed Labib Al-Batanuni Bey, who accompanied the ex-Khedive Abbas Pasha in 1909 to the Hedjaz, and subsequently published a record of this journey [al-Rihlah al-Hijaziyah, 1911]. My third authority is a number of newspapers articles relative [sic] to the officials who accompany the caravan, much information about the sacred towns, etc., and my fourth is that of men who made the journey The illustrations are principally drawn from the above two works, and from that of Ibrahim Rifat Pasha [Mir'at al-haramayn, 1924], the most complete on the subject" (Preface). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The English Springer Spaniel in America. Introduction by David Wagstaff

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1932. First edition, one of 850 copies. Illustrated with prints, portraits, drawings and photographs. 106 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown glazed paper over boards, gilt. Spine a bit dark, else near fine, with almost none of the chipping usually seen on this notoriously fragile book. Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. First edition, one of 850 copies. Illustrated with prints, portraits, drawings and photographs. 106 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Near Fine Copy of a Fragile Book, Inscribed. Inscribed, "Erskine W. Smith, with best wishes, Harry L. Ferguson, Fishers Island, N.Y. Oct 12, 1932" Siegel 60; Frazier F-1-a

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        The Orators. An English Study.

      Faber and Faber 1932 - FIRST EDITION, pages slightly toned, one or two light handling marks, pp. 116, 8vo, original black cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, top edge brown, others untrimmed, wear to corners and at head of backstrip, light spotting to boards with a few small stains, free endpapers faintly foxed, sound. A man of many sides, not all of them tremendously flattering, George Barker beat a singular path through the poetry scene of the 1930s and '40s (although he continued writing throughout his life), garnering heady praise from the likes of Eliot and Yeats. Auden was a peer and, inevitably, rival, whose poetry instilled Barker with both admiration and uneasiness - he credits his best work with inspiring an 'exhilaration and excitement', but he discerned a 'clumsy interrogatory finger questioning me about my matriculation certificate, my antecedents, and my annual income' and felt excluded from its 'snobbery of clique'. It seems quite natural that Barker, a perennial and determined outsider with an energetic and enthusiastic connection to poetry, should feel both of these things - and his was a personality that sustained itself, not always very securely, through contrarieties. These contrasting aspects are well exemplified in what has come to be one of his best-regarded and most-read poems, the at-once tender and rambunctious sonnet 'To My Mother' from his 1944 collection 'Eros in Dogma', written here in draft form on the blank preceding the half-title in Barker's own copy (with an ink ownership inscription at the head of the flyleaf) of Auden's 'The Orators'. The poem written here in pencil is clearly still at a compositional stage, with corrections, deletions and insertions showing variant states of some of its most familiar lines, as Barker seeks best to encircle the easeful charisma of this most cherished presence in whom - for him - all life converges. Barker has dated his poem at the foot of the page, 'Japan 1940' (where he was, without a great deal of either conviction or success, teaching English at the University of Sendai), and the feeling of simultaneous physical estrangement and emotional proximity ('Most near, most dear, most loved and most far') with which the poem opens has its underlying wartime context brought into relief at the head of its second stanza. Barring some minor points of punctuation, the final state of the draft-workings is that of the published poem - however, the importance of this document is the insight that it provides into the development of the poem and into the processes of one of the age's most idiosyncratic poets. (Bloomfield and Mendelson A3a)

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        Gesammelte Abhandlungen mathematischen und philosophischen Inhalts. Mit erläuternden Anmerkungen sowie mit Ergänzungen aus dem Briefwechsel Cantor-Dedekind. Herausgegeben

      1932 - Cantor, Georg, Gesammelte Abhandlungen mathematischen und philosophischen Inhalts. Mit erläuternden Anmerkungen sowie mit Ergänzungen aus dem Briefwechsel Cantor-Dedekind. Herausgegeben von Ernst Zermelo. Nebst einem Lebenslauf Cantors von Adolf Fraenkel. Berlin, 1932. Julius Springer. 436pp +2 pages of ads. First edition. Boards with leatherette spine, original cover pasted on front board, complete with portrait of Cantor. Cantor essentially invented modern set-theory. Zermelo, the editor, is one author of the still-standard axiomatized set theory. Shipping: $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lightly corrected typed carbon of an article, "Notes on Dressing Trout Flies"

      N.p., 1932. Nine pages, 11 x 8 1/2 inches. 1 vols. Fine condition. Fron the collection of Eugene V. Connett, III, proprietor of The Derrydale Press. Nine pages, 11 x 8 1/2 inches. 1 vols. Connett on Fly-Tying. A carefully written article, intended for the novice fly-tier, replete with specific suggestions, sources of materials (with addresses), recommended books, and descriptions of supplies and equipment needed. In addition, Connett relates a number of tips which have occurred to him along the way, useful do's and don'ts, and little morsels of encouragement ("Having fingers like small sized hams, I have always thought that I never could really learn to tie a good fly; but I have found that constant practice and the proper materials will overcome the handicap of even such fingers as mine.") There are a number of minor corrections in pencil.AN INTERESTING AND WELL-CRAFTED ARTICLE.

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        [NINETY-EIGHT PUBLICATIONS, INCLUDING REPORTS, STUDIES, SPEECHES, AND OTHER ARTICLES, PRINTED FOR THE INDIAN RIGHTS ASSOCIATION]

      Philadelphia, 1932. Ninety-eight separate pamphlets, of varying lengths. Original printed wrappers, some stitched or stapled gatherings, some printed bifolium and single sheets. Some works with institutional ink stamps. A few chips and small closed tears to shorter works. Some light dust soiling and tanning. Overall very good. A extensive collection of pamphlets, reports, and other short works published by the Indian Rights Association. Founded in 1882 in Philadelphia, the group was organized to respond to government mistreatment of Native American tribes at the end of the 19th century and the perceived mishandling of Indian Affairs by the federal offices. It primarily concerned itself with the issues of Indian citizenship right and land allotment as means towards assimilating natives into American society. The association played an important role in the passage of the Dawes Act in 1887, which gave the President the authority to break up reservation lands into lots for sale to individual Indians. The association also placed a heavy emphasis on religion, education, and temperance as the essential basis for improvement and civilization. The group remained an active and influential political force until the mid-1930s, when Franklin Roosevelt allowed for the reorganization of the reservations. This collection consists of eighty-one small publications printed from 1885 to 1924, as well as run of seventeen editions of the association's annual report between the years 1914 and 1932. The shorter individual publication consist of speeches, articles, government documents, and other materials related to the support of the association's cause. A number of works from the group pertain to the passage of the Dawes Act and the Teller Bill, which sought to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Other works in this group address the mission of the association as it related to education and temperance, and to revealing the mistreatment of Indian issues by government officials. The annual reports contain progress assessments on the group's various projects, as well as accounts of its "field work" with different tribes across the country. The reports also contain financial information, lists of members, and other organizational information. A collection of imprints that provides an insightful look into the operation of one of the most influential Indian rights groups of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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        Death in the afternoon

      Charles Scribner´s Sons, New York - London 1932 - Has an illustrations and a Explanatory Glossary. Desgaste en las tapas y lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maria Sanchez]
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        The Common Reader. Second Series.

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1932 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine. Spine mottled, a few small marks to covers, occasional spots to edges and some leaves. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, inscribed by Virginia Woolf to Ethel Smyth on the front free endpaper, "Ethel from Virginia 13 Oct 1932". Dame Ethel Smyth was a prominent composer, memoirist and suffragette, who first met Woolf in February 1930; she had just read A Room of One's Own, and hunted down its author as a potential fighter for the suffragette cause. This was the beginning of a close and complex friendship that would exert an immense influence on the lives of both women; Smyth, a rambunctious septuagenarian, and the younger Woolf, a slight and subtle-minded genius, were fixed in a state of mutual awe. In a letter dated Oct 12 1940, Woolf recounted to Smyth her memory of how at a concert in November 1919, long before they ever met, she had first seen her "coming bustling down the gangway at the Wigmore Hall, in tweeds and spats, a little cock's feather in your felt, and a general look of angry energy, so that I said, 'That's Ethel Smyth!' – and felt, being then a mere chit, she belongs to the great achieved public world, where I'm a nonentity. You reminded me of a ptarmigan – those speckled birds with fetlocks." As for Smyth, she soon fell madly in love with Virginia Woolf, who wrote to Quentin Bell (resorting again to an animal comparison), "It is like being caught by a giant crab". In spite of this initial awkwardness, Woolf respected and loved Smyth for her honesty and robustness, and when Smyth's passion calmed, (though it never cooled) the two developed a deep friendship, and in their letters they frankly discussed everything from religion and culture to masturbation and suicide. Smyth was the inspiration for the character Miss La Trobe in Woolf's Between the Acts, and their ardent discussions about the relationship between literature and music no doubt had an influence upon The Waves. The Years, also, has a Smythean origin, as it derived its inspiration in part from speeches made in 1931 by both Woolf and Smyth at the London National Society for Women's Service, on the subject of professions for women. Ethel Smyth outlived the much younger Virginia, at whose death, when asked by Raymond Mortimer for a comment, she mournfully refused, "I had to say I couldn't, touched as I was by his suggesting it. Later perhaps - but my god not now. You see it was not only that I loved her; it was that my life [was] literally based on her." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        George Orwell [A Small Original Portrait in Oil]

      CIrca 1930 / 1935 1932 - Attractive oil portrait in color, on Weber Artist Canvas Board, No. 11 Roman Drill Surface, 18" x 24", apparently cut to this size, manufactured byF. Weber Co. Philadelphia, all according to the yellow label mounted on the very worn black backing. An attractive portrait of Orwell leaning on his left hand and staring somewhat belligerently but resignedly at viewer, left hand has not been finished. This is a younger Orwell than usually seen, an intense young man with a small mustache, eyebrows thinner and higher than usual seen, but with his distinctive right ear present. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Klavierstueck

      1932. Signed. SCHOENBERG, Arnold. Klavierstueck. (San Francisco: New Music), 1932. Folio (10-1/2 by 14 inches), staple-bound as issued, original yellow paper wrappers; pp. 7. $2000.First edition of Schönberg's final composition for solo piano, inscribed on the first page of the piano score: ""For Mr. James P. Murphy's music collection. Arnold Schoenberg. August 1950.""Schönberg wrote Op. 33b, part of a pair of piano compositions also including Op. 33a (1929) slated for an anthology, ""during a stay in Barcelona. In his Piano Pieces, op. 33, Schönberg makes consistent use of a technique which combines twelve-tone rows, in which two forms of a row can be used at the same time without repeating individual tones. This expanded the number of possibilities for combination while also preserving the conclusiveness of the twelve-tone writing. The relatively short duration and unity of the pieces are reminiscent of romantic forms: the ""Intermezzi"" by Johannes Brahms, for instance, whom Schönberg greatly esteemed. The first piece in op. 33 has a rather impulsive and brilliant character, the second is restrained, more lyrical. A closer formal examination of the work clearly reveals the traditional origin of its elements. For example, op. 33a begins with a theme that consists of six chords; after a transitional passage this theme is played a second time one octave higher. A brief linking section is followed by the second theme, distinguished by a melody in the bass and a characteristic model of accompaniment. After the melody is repeated in the treble, a short developmental section begins, followed by a recapitulation in which the first theme can be heard in broken chords. The condensed sonata form is easily recognisable from the combination of two themes, a kind of elaboration and the recapitulation. Schönberg's op. 33b is structured according to altogether similar principles, although here the second theme appears before the first in the recapitulation. His final compositions for solo piano demonstrate his endeavours to fit new musical ideas into traditional contexts"" (Arthur Schoenberg Center, Vienna). Promotional sheet for New Music Edition Orchestra Series with subscription clip-off laid in.Mild toning to wrappers. A near-fine copy.

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        Signed Photograph

      , 1932. 1932. unbound. Outstanding vintage 1932 MGM promotional photograph -- an 10" x 8", black-and-white image depicting a full bodied Weissmuller (as Tarzan) climbing a tree, signed in fountain pen "Johnny Weissmuller." Fine condition. American gold medalist Olympic swimmer who, upon retirement, became the sixth and most famous actor to portray Tarzan, a role he would reprise twelve times in his career.

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        Black Mischief.

      London, Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1932 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, black plain endpapers, all edges gilt. A couple of very minor blemishes else a fine copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        URSS en Construction, Kolkhoz de l'Union des Soviets.

      1932. PIATAKOV, G. (Editor). URSS en Construction. La Construction du Combine Chimique de Berezinski et des Mines de Potasse de Solikamsk. 15th Year Number 5. [40] pp. Illustrated with a plethora of Russian photomontage images throughout. Folio, 415 x 300 mm, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1932. |~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of one a typical issue of this landmark periodical, this one devoted to Berezinski and Solikamsk. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, and Nikolai Troshin who designed this issue and over forty others. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition. Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        URSS en Construction, Krammachstroi et L'Ouralmachstroi

      1932. TROSHIN, N.S. URSS en Construction. Krammachstroi et L'Ouralmachstroi. (1932 #7). Folio, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1932. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of one of many monographic issues of this landmark periodical, devoted to Krammachstroi and Ouralmachstroi . As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included Nikolai Troshin, El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition. Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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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. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, centimeter deep chipping at spine ends and few flap corners, crease line at lower front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        URSS en Construction, Krammachstroi et L'Ouralmachstroi

      , 1932. 1932. TROSHIN, N.S. URSS en Construction. Krammachstroi et L'Ouralmachstroi. (1932 #7). Folio, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1932.A fine copy of one of many monographic issues of this landmark periodical, devoted to Krammachstroi and Ouralmachstroi. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included Nikolai Troshin, El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        URSS en Construction, Kolkhoz de l'Union des Soviets.

      , 1932. 1932. PIATAKOV, G. (Editor). URSS en Construction. La Construction du Combine Chimique de Berezinski et des Mines de Potasse de Solikamsk.15th Year Number 5. [40] pp. Illustrated with a plethora of Russian photomontage images throughout. Folio, 415 x 300 mm, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1932.A fine copy of one a typical issue of this landmark periodical, this one devoted to Berezinski and Solikamsk. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, and Nikolai Troshin who designed this issue and over forty others. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        Americans Abroad. An Anthology

      The Servire Press, The Hague 1932 - xi, [i], 475, [1] pp. 4to. Djuna Barnes's Copy. Djuna Barnes's copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Djuna Barnes, Paris 1932." Barnes's story "The Little Girl Continues" (later published as "The Grande Malade") is collected here, and Barnes has corrected one line in blue ink. Messerli C89. Provenance: Djuna Barnes (inscription of ffep) Publisher's beige cloth. Soiled and worn, front hinge broken [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LA CUCINA FUTURISTA.

      Sonzogno, 1932. Prima edizione. Cm.18,5x12. Pg.268, (2). legatura in mz.tela con piatti originali applicati alla coperta. Ritocco con pennarello rosso al titolo, causa spellature al piatto anteriore. Con tre tavole in fototipia fuori testo, collocate tra le pg.112 e 113, raffiguranti rispettivamente il "Padiglione - ristorante all'Esposizione Coloniale di Parigi 1931" dell'Arch. Guido Fiorini; "Le prime vivande futuriste" (a doppia pagina) e "Due degli otto pannelli decoranti il padiglione - ristorante futurista di Parigi", opera di Enrico Prampolini. Ulteriori otto vignette nel testo nella sezione "Formulario futurista per ristoranti e quisibeve". Nel volume: "Un pranzo che evitò un suicidio"; "Manifesti, Ideologia, Polemiche"; "I grandi banchetti futuristi"; "I pranzi futuristi determinanti"; "Formulario futurista per ristoranti e quisibeve"; "Piccolo dizionario della cucina futurista". Tiratura limitata di 6000 esemplari numerati, esemplare n°2048. Edizione originale di un testo assai celebrato, contenente 172 straordinarie ricette culinarie secondo i dettami futuristi. > Falqui, 38. Cammarota, 162. Salaris, 51. Codice libreria 129795.

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        Histoire de l'Aeronautique

      L'Illustration, Paris 1932 - xxiv, 574 pp. Illus. with 126 color (4 tipped in) and 1656 b/w plates, photos, plans, diagrams, and maps (many full or double page). An illustrated history of French aviation. An excellent production from L'Illustration, this one under the direction of Charles Dollfus (1893-1981), who was the first and longtime conservator of Musee de l'Aeronautique and Henri Bouche, who was the author of Economics of Air Transport. A very good or better copy, boards rubbed, minor wear at extremities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Translation of Ko-Ji-Ki or Records of Ancient Matters

      Kobe: J.L. Thompson & Co. (Retail) Ltd.. 1932. Second edition. Annotations by W.G. Aston. Published with the permission of The Asiatic Society of Japan, Tokyo. This is number fifty-five out of one hundred copies printed on torinoko paper. Small quarto leather. Fold-out map frontispiece. Lacking the spine cover, board edges extremely worn and dry, thus good only. This is the first and best known English translation of the oldest chronicle of Japanese myths. .

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        Sun-Wu Stories. Original Photograph of Author and Her Son.

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1932 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 21.4*14.5cm, 129p. Inscribed and Signed by Author's son dated August 10, 1933, together with an original photograph of Author Mrs. Bousfield and her son,size: 11.5*7.1cm. Original dustjacket now protected in mylar. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Sino-Japanese Disturbances Souvenir Album. Shanghai, 1932

      Tokyo, 1932. Complete in original slipcase, with a custom-made slipcase protecting the original. Ribbon binding intact. 48 pp. of photographs depicting the Japanese invasion of Shanghai. Tissue guards present. Some loss and wear to original slipcase. Images available upon request.. First Edition. Silk Covered Boards. Very Good. Illus. by B & W Photographs;maps. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        Production of High Speed Light Ions Without the Use of High Voltages

      Minneapolis, Minnesota: The American Physical Society, 1932. First Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. 6, 135, [1 blank], 8 pages. 7 x 10 inches. The entire issue of the Physical Review, Vol. 40 #1 (Second Series), April 1, 1932 offered. Publisher's original green printed wrappers. A nice copy with minor browning to the covers and spine panel and a small crease to the lower corner. Wraps. The first publication of a proposed method [the cyclotron] to produce high speed protons without the use of high voltage was presented to the National Academy of Sciences in November 1930, and was published in Science in 1930 (Lawrence and Edelfson). Development was rapid, with Lawrence and Livingston (in Phys. Rev. Vol 37, p1707, 1931) publishing the results of a preliminary study of the feasibility of this method and further that testing was completed and published in August 1931 with additional proposed improvements made. The present article (starting on page 19) was published less than 6 months later,and describes the further development of the cyclotron in some depth. Together with the two earlier articles, this completes the discovery and initial application of the cyclotron as the energies generated were pushed into useful ranges. This issue also includes an article related to the discovery of deuterium by Nobel Laureate Harold Urey. Lawrence was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1939 for this work, "the invention and development of the cyclotron and for results obtained with it, especially with regard to artificial radioactive elements" (nobel prize org) "A cyclotron is a type of particle accelerator ... in which charged particles accelerate outwards from the center along a spiral path. The particles are held to a spiral trajectory by a static magnetic field and accelerated by a rapidly varying (radio frequency) electric field...For several decades, cyclotrons were the best source of high-energy beams for nuclear physics experiments; several cyclotrons are still in use for this type of research. The results enable the calculation of various properties, such as the mean spacing between atoms and the creation of various collision products. Subsequent chemical and particle analysis of the target material may give insight into nuclear transmutation of the elements used in the target. Cyclotrons can be used in particle therapy to treat cancer. Ion beams from cyclotrons can be used, as in proton therapy, to penetrate the body and kill tumors by radiation damage, while minimizing damage to healthy tissue along their path. Cyclotron beams can be used to bombard other atoms to produce short-lived positron-emitting isotopes suitable for PET imaging." (wiki) Most often found in bound ex-library volumes, we offer here the original issue of the Physical Review as it was published. See Ezhela, et al,, p 60, (Lawrence 1931B).

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        TEENY-WEENY'S GIFT BOX

      - BOXED LIBRARY. TEENY-WEENY'S GIFT BOX: SIX LITTLE BOOKS AND THREE COLOURED PENCILS edited by Mrs. Herbert Strang. London: Humphrey Milford (1932). There are six books each 3 x 3 1/4" and 1 inch thick, bound in pictorial boards and housed the publisher's pictorial box measuring 10 x 6 3/4". A few illustrations faintly tinted neatly, spine repair to 2 books, overall VG+. The books were meant to be colored in but the colored pencils are lacking. The titles include: Teeny Weeny's Story Book, Teeny- Weeny's Merry Book, Teeny Weeny's Doggies, Teeny Weenies At the Farm, Teeny Weenies By the Sea. Each has 7 full page and more than 15 partial page charming black and whites in typical 1930's style. Several illustrations are signed by Grace Lodge, May Smith and Lilian Govey but most are not signed. It is rare to find a boxed set like this, especially in such nice condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        URSS en Construction (USSR in Construction) 1932, no 2

      Moscow: Union des Éditions D'État RSFSR, 1932. First Edition. Well-preserved issue of this landmark Soviet art magazine, issued from 1930 to 1941 to celebrate the achievements of the first two Five Year Plans and (through various foreign-language editions) to propagandize the stark contrast between the vibrant Soviet economy during this period and the stagnation of Western economies under capitalism. "All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitsky, Rodchenko and others...were developed in USSR in Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century" (Parr-Badger, The Photobook, I:148). The present issue is devoted to the agrarian workers of the Soviet Union, with text by N. Jouravlev and A. Méromski, and photographs throughout by A. Chaikhet, M. Katsenko, and B.Ignatovitch, et al, featuring many superb aerial and panoramic images of farms, farmers, and farming machinery. Folio (41.5cm); printed card wrappers, stapled; [34pp]; illus; text is in French. Light wear and thumbing to extremities, with some dustiness to rear wrapper; spinal extremities and two chips to rear wrapper expertly restored; Very Good.

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        SWALLOWDALE

      J.B.LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, NEW YORK 1932 - JUNIOR LITERARY GUILD;dust jacket waterstained along the front cover; previous owner plate on the back side of title page; illustrated; inside cover maps; bookdealer plate inside cover DATE PUBLISHED: 1932 EDITION: 393 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932 Illustrated with frontispiece by Juan Gris and black and white photographs of bullfighting by Vandel and Rodero. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth, with lettering and spine decorations in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket featuring Roberto Domingo's illustration of a matador fleeing a bull's wrath, lettered in black. A beautiful copy, with only a touch of faint rubbing to the board edges, else fine; unclipped dust jacket, with a few minor chips to the spine ends and corners, spine very lightly toned, some faint soiling and rubbing to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a near fine and very sturdy copy. Much nicer than usual. Hanneman A10a. Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's non-fiction book about the sport of bullfighting, which ranges from technical descriptions of the art of the sport to philosophical conjectures about people who are interested in or partake in bullfighting. Hemingway first became interested in bullfighting after attending the Festival of San Fermínin in Pamplona, Spain in 1923, and became a lifelong aficionado. This technical text is enlivened by Hemingway's clear passion for the sport and keen understanding of its nuances. It is illustrated with reproductions of photographs of Spanish bullfights accompanied by descriptive text. Additionally, Death in the Afternoon contains a reproduction of the 1913 painting The Bullfighter by Juan Gris, whom Hemingway had met while they both lived in Paris in the 1920's; Hemingway had bought this painting along with Gris' 1926 The Guitar Player from the artist in 1931. Although Death in the Afternoon is the author's first full book-length non-fiction piece, Hemingway's love for bullfighting can also be seen in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket.

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        Adventures of Tom and Ted in Toyland

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

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        Around the World in Eight Days. INSCRIBED BY WILEY POST TO LEGENDARY PIONEER AVIATOR BILLY PARKER - LICENSE #44

      New York: Rand McNally & Co, 1932. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Octavo. Inscribed by Wiley Post, thus: "To Billy Parker / Whose flying I admired / long before I dreamed of / flying myself / With very best wishes / Wiley Post / 12-8-32." Wiley Hardeman Post (1898-1935) was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. He worked as a test pilot in high altitude flying, developed one of the first pressue suits and discovered the jet stream. Wiley Post and American humorist, Will Rogers were both killed on August 15, 1935, when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow, Alaska. Will D. (Billy) Parker (1899-1981) became known as "the Boy Aviator" and carried private pilot's license number 44. As a high school student in Ft. Collins, CO, he built a glider, which flew to an altitude of 300 feet. Then he built a pusher (similar to the Wright Brothers plane), with a motorcycle engine, but it couldn't fly well above several thousand feet, because of altitudes in Colorado (thinner air and insufficient horsepower). His mother helped him to purchase a 50 horsepower French Gnome engine - thus Billy Parker became a professional pilot. As a college student in Ft. Collins, he performed at state and county fairs, as a stunt pilot. He barnstormed in the 1920's, worked as a test pilot, and from 1926 to 1966, he managed the aviation division of Phillips Petroleum. He was President of the Early Birds, an exclusive group who flew before December 17, 1916 and included such members as Wiley Post, Willard, Fokker and Morriss. Parker and Joe Bartles set up an aircraft factory at Dewey, Oklahoma and built airplanes under the name "Dewey Aircraft Company." Parker held the 44th pilot's license issued in America. He invented the variable-pitch propeller and he built a half-dozen planes himself. In World War I, Parker ran an aviation school to train pilots for the military. He continued to fly the two pushers he built in 1912 and 1914 at events, well into the 1960's. Light tape residue in the gutter of frontis.

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        The Beast of the City

      Grosset and Dunlap New York (1932) - First Edition and First Photoplay Edition, illustrated with scenes from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film directed by Charles Brabin, starring Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, and Wallace Ford. A pre-code gangster film. Adapted from the original motion picture story of W.R. Burnett. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, couple of inch long closed tears at front panel edges, publisher's "remainder Stock" stamp at front panel, modest shelf wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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