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        THE NARROW CORNER

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1932].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-293 [294-296: blank] [first and last leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, Heinemann windmill device stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. A presentation copy with brief signed inscription by Maugham to Gilbert Norcutt on the front free endpaper. A story set in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) where a sullen young Australian, cruising the almost forgotten islands of the Malay Archipelago after killing a prominent politician in Sydney, has a passionate love affair on an island which causes further tragedy. A film based on Maugham's novel was made in 1933. It was directed by Alfred E. Green and featured Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Patricia Ellis and Ralph Bellamy in the leading roles. Stott A44a. Top edge of text block just a bit foxed, a nearly fine copy in good pictorial 7/6 dust jacket (designed by Youngman Carter) with chips from edges. Uncommon in jacket, and more so signed. (#156904)

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        THE INVINCIBLE ADAM

      New York: Liveright, Inc., Publishers, [1932].. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] [i-xii] [xiii-xiv] 1-451 [452: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original black cloth, spine stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Copy number 5 of 100 numbered copies signed by Viereck. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Viereck to his son Peter on the first blank: "For the Invincible Peter / from / his / Invincible Father / 1932. The third book of a fantasy trilogy, this one being "the story of the protohuman Kotikokura ... A sweeping pseudo-allegorical fantasy, lavishly decorated with irony, presenting psychosexual theories that are only slightly tongue-in-cheek. The authors' breezily casual treatment of history is amusing, and their determination to challenge (and if possible offend) conventional moral sensibility has a certain debonair panache." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-298. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 47. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1918-21. Not in Bloch (2002; 2010). Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 04752. Bookplate of Peter Viereck affixed to front paste-down. Light wear along bottom edge of front cover, minor dog-ears to upper corners of first few leaves, a bright, nearly fine copy in very good three-color pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by Remour Ponsaing) with wear at edges and shallow chips from upper spine end. (#152524)

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        Changed: Being an Account of a Voyage in Modern Persia. With illustrations by Christopher and Angela Sykes.

      Southampton: privately printed at the Camelot Press, 1932 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine gently rolled, corners of boards a little bumped, light foxing to prelims and fore edge of text block. An excellent copy. Black and white frontispiece and 15 other plates. First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Sykes, whose father had helped found the Arab Bureau with T. E. Lawrence and signed the Sykes–Picot agreement of 1916, took a course in Persian studies at the School of Oriental Studies, London. He later became honorary attaché at the British Legation in Tehran, 1930–31. This privately printed book describes two journeys, from Yazd to Shiraz, and from Shiraz to Isfahan, undertaken in the latter half of 1931. He later spent two years travelling in Persia and Afghanistan with Robert Byron, an adventure captured in Byron's The Road to Oxiana (1937). The book is rare, with no copy in the British Library, Copac locating a National Trust copy only in Britain and OCLC locating only the copy at the Harry Ransom collection, University of Texas, Austin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le pèlerinage de la Mecque. Au point de vue religieux, social et sanitaire. Avec une préface de Justin Godart.

      Paris: Les Éditions Rieder, 1932 - Octavo. Original printed card wrappers. Lightly rubbed and soiled on the wrappers, pale toning, else very good. 8 plates, maps and tables to the text. First edition, one of 12 copies hors commerce ("sur papier Alfa mousse des papeteries Navarre, non mis dans le commerce"), of this detailed study of the hajj with particular emphasis on medical aspects. In 1928 the author had been appointed inspector general of the Conseil sanitaire, maritime et quarantenaire d'Egypte, or International Quarantine Board. Duguet had already spent several years in the Levant as inspector general of health services of the states under French Mandate, responsible for the medical supervision of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Macro 871. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        DAMIT AND OTHER STORIES.

      Singapore: Rickard Limited. 1932. original patterned gold cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A very good copy. Copy held by British Library; another at Singapore. National Library. (#153415). First edition.

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        Experimental Television

      Boston: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co, 1932. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. A fresh, bright copy of the 1932 1st edition, IN THE UNCOMMON ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. Clean and VG+ in blue cloth with crisp, silver-decorated front panel and spine. And in a sharp, VG+ to Near Fine dustjacket. One very small closed tear at top-edge of the front panel, otherwise very nicely-preserved. Thick octavo, 313 pgs. Small, neat former owner name and address to front free endpaper.

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

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

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        Ulysses

      Hamburg: The Odyssey Press,, 1932. Octavo. Original cream cloth lettered in red on the spine and upper board. In the slip-case of issue. Cloth a little finger-soiled, front hinge mildly cracked, but overall very good. This edition regarded as the definitive standard edition, specially revised at Joyce's request by Stuart Gilbert. Ownership inscription of "Miles L. Hanley, The University Club, Madison, Wisconsin", extensively indexed and annotated throughout by Hanley, and evidently his working copy for the book, "Word Index to James Joyce's Ulysses" (1937).

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        sent på jorden. dikter 1927-31.

      Första upplagan. Stockholm, Spektrum 1932. 72 s. Frontespis av Otto G. Carlsund. Häftad. Omslag och rygg lätt gulnade samt med ett par obetydliga små veck, fria försättsbladet med diskret namnteckning. Fint exemplar. Detta ex i den första upplagans onumrerade andra hälft, felaktigt betecknad som den andra upplagan. Upplaga 600 ex., därav 50 numrerade från I-L och 250 från 1-250, den senare serien reserverad för tidskriften Spektrums läsare. Onumrerade ex. felaktigt betecknade som andra upplagan. Ekner, 3201.

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        BICENTENNIAL PAGEANT OF GEORGE WASHINGTON [1932]

      New York,: The George Washington Memorial Association. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1932. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 1 portfolio. (Washington, George. ) Bicentennial Pageant of George Washington. New York, 1932. Folio, orig cloth. Text, 20 etched plates, loose as issued. Light foxing to title & several text leaves. Very occasionally minor foxing to margins of plates Twenty Works by William Auerbach- Levy (Russian/American, 1889-1964) ; Ralph L. Bow (American, 1879-1952) ; Samuel V. Chamberlain (American, 1895-1975) ; Kerr Eby (American, 1889-1946) ; Sears Gallagher (American, 1869-1955) ; Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935) ; Arthur William Heintzelman (American, 1891-1965) ; Eugene Higgins (American, 1874-1958) ; Earl Horter (American, 1881-1940) ; Robert Lawson (American, 1892-1957) ; Allen Lewis (American, 1873-1957) ; Francis Luis Mora (American, 1874-1940) ; Robert Hogg Nisbet (American, 1879-1961) ; Louis Conrad Rosenberg (American, 1890-1983) ; Ernest David Roth (American, 1879-1964) ; Albert Edward Sterner (American, 1863-1946) ; Walter Ernest Tittle (American, 1883-1960) ; Levon West (American, 1900-1968) ; John W. Winkler (American, fl. 1918-1937) ; and George Hand Wright (American, 1872-1951). Each signed or monogrammed in pencil. Etchings on laid paper with shield and George Washington monogram watermarks, sheet sizes 14 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (37.5 x 49.5 cm) , unmatted, unframed. Folio is aprox 16 x 21"; Signed by Illustrator; 8 .

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        Family History: A Novel of Modern England.

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and dated by the author on the front free endpaper, "V. Sackville West Bryn Mawr Feb. 23, 1933." Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear to the extremities. Uncommon signed. A novel by the acclaimed author, poet and gardener which recounts the ill-fated relationship of Evelyn Jarrold, a 39-year-old fashionable upper middle class widow and 25-year-old Miles Vane-Merrick, a socially aware aristocrat. While they are passionately in love they both have powerful and contrasting domineering personalities. They make each other happy and unhappy, she beadily aware of the unconventional age gap and lacking confidence in Miles's world. Miles has many interests including his love for Evelyn, his estate, his politics, his interesting friends. He is set to become a successful, popular politician. A wonderful evocation of the complexity of 1930s high-society mores and values, Family History is a universal love story.

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        Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing by the Warden of Sing Sing Prison.

      Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1932 - Splendidly bound in bright black finely woven cloth stamped brightly in silver and red on the front boards and on the spine. Very clean and tight. In a striking dust jacket designed with prison bar motifs by Samuel Schaeffer. With the original price of $3.00 at the bottom of the inside front flap; and with light chipping and some small pieces missing at the top and bottom of the spine ends. Note: This copy has two dedication pages, one laid in and signed by "Lewis Lawes" in purple ink and underscored. The printed dedication reads: "To those tens of thousands of my former wards who have justified my faith in human nature." The signed dedication page fits seamlessly over the original dedication page, but has not been glued in. A very handsome collectible copy and rather scarce with Warden Lewis Lawes' signature. Lawes was Warden of Sing Sing from 1920-1941. This book was the basis for Warner Brothers movie staring Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis and directed by Michael Curtiz. During the early sound era, the subject of prison reform was rarely addressed in Hollywood movies until the release of I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) which generated a storm of controversy and sparked public interest. After that, the topic became a subgenre of the crime melodramas so popular at the time and, not surprisingly, most of the best entries were from Warner Bros. who specialized in contemporary films with urban settings, often based on true events. This was particularly true of 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) which was based on the memoirs of Lewis E. Lawes, the former warden of Sing Sing. Lawes began his career as a nineteen-year-old prison guard and rose through the ranks to his eventual appointment as governor of Sing Sing. Like his predecessor, Thomas M. Osborne, Lawes was committed to educating the press and the public about the harsh realities of prison life and programs that could successfully rehabilitate prisoners. Many of his experiences would serve as source material for other popular prison dramas such as Over the Wall (1938), You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939), and Invisible Stripes (1939). Because the studio so valued Lawes's involvement in 20,000 Years in Sing Sing he was given final approval of the script and the finished film. In exchange, Lawes arranged for director Michael Curtiz and his cast and crew to have access to Sing Sing where several scenes were shot using actual prisoners - a rare instance of on-location filming for a major studio during that era. (TCM) First Edition with matching dates of 1932 on the title and copyright pages [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kentucky Blue Grass Henry Smith

      Cleveland, OH: White Horse Press, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in original cloth backed boards which are very lightly soiled.. Duodecimo. 5.25 x 7.5 in. Unpaginated. Association copy. Inscribed to the poet and publisher Jonathan Williams on front free endpaper. Limited edition of a total of 95 copies, this one is unnumbered and without the tipped in Augustus Peck plates. Billings A2. Lacks scarce dust jacket.

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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. .

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        Kentucky Blue Grass Henry Smith

      White Horse Press, Cleveland, OH 1932 - Duodecimo. 5.25 x 7.5 in. Unpaginated. Association copy. Inscribed to the poet and publisher Jonathan Williams on front free endpaper. Limited edition of a total of 95 copies, this one is unnumbered and without the tipped in Augustus Peck plates. Billings A2. Lacks scarce dust jacket. Near fine in original cloth backed boards which are very lightly soiled. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        From Flushing to Calvary

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

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        Kentucky Blue Grass Henry Smith

      Cleveland, OH: White Horse Press, 1932. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine in original cloth backed boards which are very lightly soiled.. Duodecimo. 5.25 x 7.5 in. Unpaginated. Association copy. Inscribed to the poet and publisher Jonathan Williams on front free endpaper. Limited edition of a total of 95 copies, this one is unnumbered and without the tipped in Augustus Peck plates. Billings A2. Lacks scarce dust jacket.

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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. .

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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!

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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. 1885-1932. - 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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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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