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        Black Mischief.

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd, 1932 - Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, vignette to front cover gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, purple page marker laid in. Spine and head of front cover faded, slight rubbing to extremities, a couple of small extrusions to front cover (possibly caused by glue beneath cloth; a very good copy. Frontispiece and seven full page illustrations, none of which appear in the trade edition, and a full page map. First edition, first impression, large paper and signed limited issue, number 223 of 250 copies with additional illustrations by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Brave New World

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The Mask of Fu Manchu

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

      [Bookseller: Stephane Laincy]
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        Doom of Youth

      Chatto & Windus, London 1932 - Chatto & Windus, London, 1932. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the very lightly rubbed and sunned dust jacket, with a couple of patches of tape removal to the verso and some veery minor loss at the corners. This novel is in part a satirical retort to Alec Waugh's 1917 novel Loom of Youth. Waugh successfully sued Lewis and the edition was withdrawn and destroyed after a mere 550 copies had been sold. As a consequence it is one of the toughest of all Lewis's works to find in collector's condition.

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

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        Doll Dreams

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

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        An unpublished film scenario: "Some Wake!" An early duplicate typescript, prepared from the original by Crowley's American disciple, W. T. Smith.

      ND circa 1932 - Unbound. Typed on the rectos only on six large sheets of buff colored paper. 8 ¾ x 11 ¼ inches. A rather ingenious and amusing piece, with a constantly-disappearing corpse, a blonde 'vampire,' "big blonde, coarse, virago type, aged 40," and a surprise twist at the ending. The film scenario was sent by Crowley to his American disciple W. T. Smith in the early 1930s with the intent that they be anonymously promoted to Hollywood studios. Smith made this copy from the original typescript sent to him by Crowley, presumably as a spare that he could circulate. He has added his own name and address, and the date Feb - 15 - 1932, in large bold handwriting in the bottom margin of the final leaf. (See further Martin P. Starr "The Unknown God", p. 322, n. 18.) This typescript is from the from the library of Helen Parsons Smith (1910 - 2003), ex-wife of Jack Parsons & W. T. Smith, long time member of Agape Lodge of the OTO, and founder of Thelema Publications. Three holes punched down inside margins - obviously to secure it in a folder of some sort. Small discolored mark across lower margin of the first page, large section torn from upper margin of last leaf (no loss of text) otherwise VG+ condition.

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        Brave New World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Shake 'Em Up!

      1932 - A Practicle Handbook of POLITE DRINKING

      [Bookseller: The Cary Collection]
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        Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler der Stadt Münster (= Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler von Westfalen Bd.41 : Die Stadt Münster. Bearb. Von Max Geisberg) 7 Tle. ( Bd. 7 Reg.)

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

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        Die internationale Werkbundsiedlung Wien 1932. (Mit 277 Abbildungen).

      Wien, Schroll & Co., 1932. - 4°. 21 + 1 S. + 41 n.n. Bll. OBrosch. m. OSch. EA. - Neues Bauen in der Welt, Bd. VI. - Exlibris-St. a. V. u. T., etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp., tlw. leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Blonde Captive

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

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

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

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        A Resume of The Elephant in Two Volumes

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

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        British Malaya. A Report on the 1931 Census and on certain problems of vital statistics.: (The Colony of the Straits Settlements and the Malay States under British Protection, namely the Federated States of Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan and Pahang and the States of Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Trengganu, Perlis and Brunei).

      London Crown Agents 1932 - Original cloth-backed boards, rather worn and lacking part of paste-down cover. Contents very good.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        The International Style: Architecture Since 1922

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

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        Elf Children of the Woods.

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

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

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

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        IL FANTE ALTO DA TERRA - Principato, I ed. 1932 - Dedica autografa

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

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        Muggins Mouse

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

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        Brave New World

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

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Doll Dreams

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

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        The Costume of the Theatre

      New York: Henry Holt, (1932). 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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        George Gershwin's Song-Book.

      New York: Random House, 1932. First edition. Quarto, original cloth, with 18 color illustrations by Constantin Alajalov. Inscribed by George Gershwin beneath his frontispiece portrait, "To Dorothy Turnley - Every good wish, George Gershwin." Signed examples of the trade edition are rare. Affixed to the endpapers are several related newspaper clippings and a program from a January 26, 1934 performance by Gershwin and tenor James Melton at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Coliseum. The program is autographed by Melton. With the bookplate of Dorothy Scallin Turnley. Dorothy Turnley was the first wife of Howard Chandler Turnley, proprietor of the Roof Garden Ballroom in Arnolds Park, Iowa. After her marriage to Howard Turnley, Dorothy married artist Andre Boratko, then director of the WPA Federal Art Project in South Dakota. In near fine condition, lacking the rare dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and with noted provenance. The classic Song-Book is illustrated with full-page color lithographic plates after Constantin Alajalov, and includes such Gershwin standards as "Swanee," "Fascinating Rhythm," "That Certain Feeling," "The Man I Love," "Strike Up the Band," and "I Got Rhythm," among others. "In one of his few prose writings, George provided an introduction for the song book. What is most important... is that it contained the original published version of each song, followed side by side by George's 'improvised' versions of the songs" (Carnovale, 14).

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        Il Cantastorie di Campari. Quarta raccolta

      Raffaello Bertieri, Milano 1932 - I ed. (1932 X E. F.) con tiratura limitata a 1000 esemplari numerati ad personam. Copia n. 44. In4/ (64)/ bross./ sovraccoperta in carta liscia avorio con titoli in nero ed illustrata in nero/rosso/giallo al primo piatto (disegno di Primo Sinòpico/Primo Sinopico (Raoul Chareun)). Illustrazioni in nero e rosso o giallo di Sinòpico. Firma datata ad inchiostro blu di Primo Sinòpico non autenticata. Stato buono (usura della sovraccoperta ai margini e al dorso - sovraccoperta e pagine leggermente brunite distacco della copertina dal blocco delle pagine). Indice-Elenco: Primavera. 6 Aprile 1930 - Otto giorni prima. 13 Aprile - Le violaciocche. 20 Aprile - Il garofano. 27 Aprile - Il tulipano. 4 Maggio - Il miosotis. 18 Maggio - La margherita. 25 Maggio - La rosa bianca. 1 Giugno - Il papavero. 8 Giugno - Il giglio. 15 Giugno - La gardenia. 22 Giugno - L'oleandro. 29 Giugno - L'ortensia. 6 Luglio - Il geranio. 13 Luglio - La tuberosa. 20 Luglio - La reseda. 27 Luglio - Il caprifoglio. 3 Agosto - Il ciclame. 10 Agosto - L'eliotropio. 17 Agosto - L'edera. 24 Agosto - Il loto. 31 Agosto - La bocca di leone. 7 Settembre - I begliuomini. 14 Settembre - La cineraria. 21 Settembre - La vainiglia. 28 Settembre - La cedrina. 5 Ottobre - La salvia. 12 Ottobre - La mimosa pudica. 19 Ottobre - Le belle di notte. 26 Ottobre - Il Crisantemo. 2 Novembre - La camomilla. 9 Novembre - Il giacinto. 16 Novembre - L'ellèboro. 23 Novembre - Il calicanto. 30 Novembre - Il galanto. 7 Dicembre - La mammola. 14 Dicembre - La viola del pensiero. 21 Dicembre - I fiori finti. 28 Dicembri - Tutti i fiori. 4 Gennaio 1931 - Son belli, ma. . 11 Gennaio - Nel giardino dell'anima. 18 Gennaio - L'amuleto. 25 Gennaio - Il ferro. 1 Febbraio. Il ragno. 8 Febbraio - Cuor contento. 15 Febbraio - Coralli, eccetera. . 22 Febbraio. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        First Lesson

      , 1932. 1932. First Edition . ASTON, James [i.e., WHITE, T.H.]. First Lesson. London: Chatto & Windus, 1932. Small octavo, full yellow cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.First edition of White

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      [London]: Philip Allan, 1932.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-271 [272: blank], original blue-green cloth, spine panel stamped in black. Enlarged edition. New edition of THE PURPLE SAPPHIRE (1921) with four additional stories. "Collection of stories supposedly 'selected from the unofficial records of the University of Cosmopoli' by its 'sometime registrar' -- the mock introduction is dated 1952... The stories (not all supernatural) are satirical, mocking the gentility and earnestness of the academic school of supernatural writing developed by M. R. James... The ironic wit is not to everyone's taste, but these are among the best satirical weird tales." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-28. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 92-3. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 204. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 226. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 080. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 60. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 36. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 201. Bleiler (1978), p. 26. Reginald 07140. Page edges a bit tanned, else a fine copy in about good pictorial dust jacket with several long closed tears, most along folds, shallow chips from edge, several wrinkles and creases, tanned spine panel, and internal mends at spine ends with brown paper tape. Rare in jacket. (#152555)

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