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        The Taxi-Dance Hall

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (1932). First. First edition. Octavo. 300, [1]pp., three folding maps of Chicago bound in. Small stains near the spine, thus very good, in very good or better dustwrapper with a few small stains, mostly on the front panel. Sociological exploration of the taxi-dance hall in Chicago. The author's conclusion was that the hall, where young girls danced with gentlemen for payment (for the proverbial "dime-a-dance") was a school for sexual exploitation, but which might fulfill a positive place in society for lonely men if the halls were carefully monitored. Although the taxi-dance has become extinct, its cousin the lap dance is apparently still flourishing, albeit we are told, for somewhat more than a dime. .

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        Voyage au bout de la nuit ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Denoël & Steele, 1932. Fine. Denoël & Steele, Paris 1932, 12x19cm, relié. - Published in the same year as the first.   Red morocco binding by Patrice Goy, spine in six compartments with date at foot, marbled endpapers, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt, slipcase trimmed with red morocco, marbled paper boards.   Inscribed by Louis-Ferdinand Céline to Abel Gance: "A mon ami Abel Gance fidèle dans un voyage autour de tout. LF Destouches [To my friend Abel Gance, faithful in our voyage around everything. LF Destouches]."   A few marginal reader's marks in pencil at end. A friend of Gance's since 1917, Céline bore him a deep admiration: "In a hundred years, so much more of your films will remain than of my big funerary drum." The respect was mutual and Gance was the first to envisage a cinematic adaptation of Voyage in November 1932, a project to which Céline became very attached. Abel Gance bought the rights from Denoël for 300,000 francs. An impossible task, he abandoned the project a year later. He was succeeded by Claude Autant-Lara, Michel Audiard, Sergio Leone, Federico Fellini, and François Dupeyron...all of them failed, though not for lack of enthusiasm ("The Voyage is not just a film, it's a duty - we owe the old man everything!" - Audiard) or the efforts of Céline himself. In 1934, he visited Hollywood to "sign an option for six months with Lester Yard...Of all the agents, he seemed the most able, the most cunning"). As to whether it was a missed opportunity or an impossible challenge, Céline concluded: "I'm leaving nothing to cinema! I've sent it packing...with its shifty melodrama...its simili-sensible! I've managed to capture all the emotion already..." (Entretiens avec le professeur Y). Following this exchange with his inflammatory friend, Abel Gance destroyed a large part of their correspondence, and this inscription thus is one of the rare witnesses of the meeting of two of the pioneers of modern artistic expression. A fine and unique copy, perfectly presented.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition de l'année de l'originale. Reliure en plein maroquin bordeaux, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, étui bordé de maroquin bordeaux, plats recouverts de papier à la cuve, reliure signée de Patrice Goy. Exceptionnel et précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à Abel Gance : "A mon ami Abel Gance fidèle dans un voyage autour de tout. LF Destouches." Quelques repère de lecture marginaux au crayon de papier in-fine. Ami de Gance depuis 1917, Céline lui voue une grande admiration: "Il restera dans cent ans bien plus de votre cinéma que de mon gros tambour mortuaire". L'estime est réciproque et Gance sera le premier à envisager, dès le mois de novembre 1932, une adaptation cinématographique du Voyage, projet auquel Céline tenait beaucoup. Abel Gance acheta les droits à Denoël pour 300.000 francs. Impossible défi, il abandonna le projet un an plus tard. Lui succéderont : Claude Autant-Lara, Michel Audiard, Sergio Leone, Federico Fellini, François Dupeyron... Autant d'échecs, malgré la ferveur des cinéastes ("Le voyage n'est pas un film, c'est un renvoi d'ascenseur, le père Céline on lui doit tout !" - Audiard) et les efforts de Céline (il se rendit à Hollywood en 1934 pour "signer une option de six mois avec Lester Yard [...] De tous les agents, il m'a semblé le plus apte, le plus coquin"). Rendez-vous manqué ou rencontre impossible, Céline conclura : "Je laisse rien au cinéma ! Je lui ai embarqué ses effets ! ... toute sa rastaquouèrie-mélo! ... tout son simili-sensible ! [...] j'ai capturé tout l'émotif ! ..." (Entretiens avec le professeur Y). Abel Gance ayant, par la suite, détruit une grande partie de sa correspondance avec son sulfureux ami, cette dédicace constitue un des rares témoignages de la rencontre de deux pionniers du langage artistique moderne. Bel et unique exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Le François, 1932. Fine. Le François, Paris 1932, 16x24cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Genuine first edition of the thesis of Jacques Lacan he was not drawn large and uncommon papiers.Très nice autograph dedication of the author scientist Marcel Boll: ".. Marcel Boll As a sign of contradiction courteous" dated July 9 1933.spine and boards slightly and marginally passed, pale and tiny head of the back spot, small spots in margins of endpapers, half-title, title and two pages of printed signings, ex- dono topped the first garde.Rarissime copy of the famous thesis of the author enriched autograph autograph dedication of the author very "Lacanian" the famous physicist, founding member of the Rationalist Union. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Véritable édition originale de la thèse de Jacques Lacan dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Exemplaire de première émission, sans le sous-titre: "chef de clinique à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris" qui fut ajouté pour le second tirage. Très rare et bel envoi autographe daté du 24 octobre 1932 et signé de Jacques Lacan : « à Cuel, dont la personnalité scientifique me fut d'abord prônée par notre maître Trénel, et dont la rencontre ne m'a pas déçu, en signe de très particulière sympathie. » Dos très légèrement insolé sans gravité. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise en demi maroquin noir, plats de papier décorés de motifs abstraits, étui bordé, ensemble réalisé par Goy & Vilaine. J.R Cuel, Jeune psychiatre, fut comme Lacan, l'ami et l'élève de Marc Trénel, chef du service de l'asile de Maison Blanche auprès duquel Jacques Lacan s'initie aux troubles du langage. Nous n'avons pas trouvé beacoup d'informations sur cet ami que Lacan appelle par son patronyme sans mentionner son prénom sinon une intervention qu'il fera en 1948 à propos de l'exposé de J.R. Cuel, alors Membre du "Groupe de l'Évolution Psychiatrique", sur la « place nosographique de certaines démences préséniles ». A cette occasion, c'est encore par cette familière dénomination que le célèbre psychanaliste débutera son appréciation du travail de son confrère: "Je m'associe aux compliments faits à Cuel..."  Le libraire Hervé Valentin à référencé précédemment les exemplaires connus de cette thèse imprimée à très petit nombre et que Lacan fit sans doute retirer de la vente après avoir découvert qu'un de ses patients était le fils de "Aimée" dont le cas est longuement exposé ici. parmi les 27 exemplaires recensés, seulement 9 sont du premier tirage dit "sans sous-titre" et destiné à être offert à ses proches amis et confères : 2 exemplaires sans envois et 9 exemplaires avec une dédicace autographe réalisée entre octobre 1932 et juillet 1933. Ajoutons aujourd'hui cet exemplaire qui s'avère être l'un des trois premiers exemplaires dédicacés par Lacan, juste après celui de ses parents. - à ses parents [eas du 23 octobre 1932, le plus ancien connu] - à [J.R] Cuel [eas du 24 octobre 1932] - à Pierre Migault [eas du 24 octobre 1932] - au Dr. Pierre Verret [eas du 25 octobre 1932] - au Dr. Morgensten [eas du 3 novembre 1932] - à Guillaume de Tarde [17 novembre 1932] - au Dr Vogt [eas du 25 nov. 1932] - au Dr. Martin Sisteron [23 janvier 1933] - au Dr. Jean Picard [23 janvier 1933] - à Marcel Boll [9 juillet 1933]. En fin, un seul exemplaire dédicacé du second tirage, avec la mention du "chef de clinique à la Faculté de Médecine de Paris" : - à Eugène Minkowski [eas septembre 1933] Rarissime exemplaire de la fameuse et thèse de Jacques Lacan enrichi d'un des très précoce envoi autographe signé à sonc confrère.  

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        Les Joies du Sport. Presentation de Jules Rimet. Illustrations de Milivoy Uzelac.

      Paris, Aux Editions d`Art 1932.. Doppelbogen mit faks. handschriftl. Geleitwort von Jules Rimet, 1 farbiges Portrait von Jules Rimet und 28 (von 45) Sportdarstellungen in Pochoirmanier von Milivoy Uzelac. Lose in illustr. Orig.-Umschlag. 42 x 32 cm. Eins von 750 Expl. - Prachtvollen farbige Illustrationen von Milivoy Uzelac zu verschiedenen Sportarten wie Judo, Angeln, Stierkampf, Großwildjag, Skirennen, Rugby, Schwimmen, Fechten, Boule u. a. - der Umschlag stärker lädiert, die Tafeln sauber und gut erhalten!

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        THE STRANGE PAPERS OF DR BLAYRE

      [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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        THE ZIONIST Issued by the New York Zionist Region for the Third Annual Maccabean Festival at Madison Square Gardenn, Saturday evening, December 24, 1932

      New York Zionist Region for the Third Annual Maccabean Festival at Madison Square Gardenn, New York 1932 - Pagination starts with page [3]. Apparently the printed front wrapper is deemed as pages 1 and 2. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        6 Autograph letters signed to Samuel Goudsmit. 13 pp. total.

      Charlottenburg & Berlin, 1932. His Scientific Archives Were Destroyed in a Bombing Raid; Only 189 Letters Survive, of which the Five Offered Here are Previously Unknown Paschen, Friedrich (1865-1947). 6 Autograph letters signed to Samuel Goudsmit (1902-78). Charlottenburg or Berlin, January 15, 1932-June 13, 1935. 13pp. total on 7 sheets measuring either 237 x 208 mm. or 286 x 223 mm. Creased where previously folded, with minor soiling and wear along creases, otherwise fine. English translations included. Excellent series of very technical scientific letters to Goudsmit discussing his ongoing investigations in spectroscopy, particularly problems of hyperfine structure and the Zeeman effect. Described by one biographer as "probably the greatest experimental spectroscopist of his time" (quoted in DSB), Paschen, in the words of Niels Bohr, had a "happy intuition" that led him always to "pursue experimentally those problems the investigation of which proved to be of decisive significance for the extension of general theoretical conceptions" (quoted in DSB). Paschen's experimental work in spectroscopy provided some of the most revealing clues to atomic structure; it was particularly useful to Arnold Sommerfeld, whose modifications of Bohr's theory of atomic structure had impressed Paschen so much that he devoted six months to confirming the theory's predictions. During his tenure as professor of physics at the University of Tubingen (1901-24), Paschen made Tubingen into Germany's most important center of atomic spectroscopy. In 1924 he succeeded Nernst as president of the Physikalische-Technische Reichsanstalt, the highest post to which a German experimental physicist could aspire; on May 1, 1933, after the Nazi's seizure of power in Germany, he was forced to retire in favor of the pro-Nazi physicist Johannes Stark. Despite this setback, Paschen was able to continue his laboratory research for a few years afterward-although at the cost of considerable difficulty and personal humiliation, some of which is hinted at in the letters offered here. These six letters from Paschen to Goudsmit are almost exclusively concerned with the scientific investigations performed by the two men during the years 1932-1935; they exemplify the interplay between theoretical and experimental physics so characteristic of Paschen's career. This is particularly apparent in the last four letters (August 22, 1933-June 13, 1935), in which Paschen provided Goudsmit with detailed information on the results of his latest researches: Thank you so much for kindly sending me your and Mr. Bacher's work on anomalies in hyperfine structures. At the same time please accept my cordial congratulations on your wonderful quantitative settlement of the disputed questions regarding Al II and Hg I. For Al everything now appears to be in perfect order. Also, in the meantime I have become convinced that two fine structure components of the two lines 4 1,3F3-nG are simple and do not have any weak companions. Accordingly, the term nG must be split with 0.48 cm-1, as you conclude, and not with 0.35 as I assumed. . . . It is fascinating how the same problem is approached independently from several angles. However, your work is very important because you derive quantitative, definitive results. And in his letter of Aug. 22, 1933: You were so kind to write me concerning the theoretical fundamentals for comprehending the fine structures of the lines of Al II. Since you went to such trouble, I assume that the progress of my work on this topic would be of interest to you and would like to inform you that the publication thereof will not be forthcoming for some time. . . . I have made a study of extensive new material and have progressed to the point that the entire spectrum can be based quite soundly on the values of the fine structure terms. . . . All triplet terms now have two different numerical values corresponding to j + 1/2 and j - 1/2, which are based on the fine structure splitting values that you provided. . . . Paschen's letter of April 28, 1935 praised Goudsmit and Pauling's The Structure of Line Spectra (1930) and discussed Sch¸ler's article on the hyperfine structures of europium: The book by Pauling and Goudsmit is today the "bible" of the practical spectroscopist. However, your experimental studies, the fundamentals of hyperfine structures, conducted in collaboration with Back, belong to the classic works of spectroscopy. . . . An article by Sch¸ler and a colleague on hyperfine structures of lines of europium recently appeared in Zeitschrift fur Physik [Journal of Physics]. The authors find violations of the Laude rule and attribute this to the geometric arrangement of nucleus and electron shell. This will certainly be of interest to you. I would like to point out that in this article results of my measurements are also mentioned and are presented in support of the proposed hypothesis. The spectrum In II contains a great many deviations from the Laude rule. However, in any event they involve detectable disturbances of the type that you discussed in the case of mercury two years ago. And in the final letter of June 13, 1935: Your kind letter of May 17 is of great value to my current research and I am very grateful for the effort you put into it. At this time I cannot say very much about the calculations you provided, but you have inspired a renewed testing of fine splittings that will require much time before it is ultimately conclusive. [A detailed numerical analysis of the fine splittings of various terms follows.] . . . I am conveying these details to you since you appear to hold the key for the peculiar splittings of the 1,3F3 terms. I myself am so deeply involved with the measurements and thereby so overloaded with numbers that I cannot yet delve into the theory. However, clarifying the F terms interests me and does not seem to be difficult for you. . . . Similar to the Runge rule for the anomalous Zeeman effects, only whole-number fragments of the splitting factor A = a or the span S = will thus always be present. In this regard the fine structure is indicated as Zeeman effect of the nuclear moment. This is my interpretation as an experimental physicist, even if it is theoretically self-evident. The conclusion I was inclined to draw, that namely absolutely no fine structure splittings can occur other than such whole-number fragments, is however much more difficult to substantiate than with the Zeeman splittings, since the splittings are too small and the measurements lack the required accuracy. The first two letters in this series, although briefer, are also of interest. In the first (January 15, 1932), Paschen gave Goudsmit permission to include the Rydberg spectrographic tables in a proposed study, and praised Goudsmit for "the wonderful and renowned articles you have published to advance theoretical and practical spectroscopy. The discovery of electron spin was a very great accomplishment. . . ." In the second (April 9, 1933), Paschen acknowledged Goudsmit's gift of a copy of his and Bacher's Atomic Energy States (1932): "I would like to express my highest gratitude for this valuable dedication and at the same time express my delight in seeing that you undertook this effort of producing this valuable but laborious work. All spectroscopists will be greatly indebted to you. So far I have read only the introduction and I have been delighted by the precise and clear presentation. I will now use the tables quite extensively, since they render the extremely tedious bibliographic search superfluous." According to the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, all of Paschen's scientific manuscripts perished in November 1943 when his house was destroyed in a bombing raid; thus his letters to scientific colleagues such as Goudsmit represent his only surviving unpublished work in physics. The DSB gives an inventory of 184 known letters by Paschen to other physicists, taken from Kuhn's Sources for the History of Quantum Physics and the catalogues of the Niels Bohr Institute and the American Institute of Physics; of these 184 letters, only one to Goudsmit (the Jan. 15, 1932 letter included in the present collection) is cited. The collection of letters we are offering here, replete with formulae and scientific data, thus marks an important and valuable addition to the Paschen canon.

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        Vtoroe rozhdenie: Trudovaia kommuna im. F.E. Dzerzhinskogo [i.e. The Second Birth: Dzerzhinsky's Working Commune]

      Khar'kov, 1932. 124, [4] pp.: ill. 22x15 cm. In original publisher's wrappers. Very good, slightly rubbed, small tears and losses of small pieces of spine, Soviet bookshop's stamp on the recto of the rear wrapper, front wrapper is partly detached from the block. The first and only edition. One of 3000 copies. Extremely rare. Constructivist styled book design. This edition is a detailed report of the 5 year work of the Dzerzhinsky's children's working commune with statistical data and richly illustrated by photographs of children and young people, produce, working process. A very interesting section of the book includes children's life stories. The last pages of the book contain notes and lyrics of Dzerzhinsky's commune's march. By the beginning of the 1920s there were about 6 million homeless children in Russia as a result of the World War I and Russian Civil War. In 1921 Felix Dzerzhinsky (1877-1926) announced the idea of a working commune for children that will reduce the level of homelessness. The first commune appeared near Poltava that year. In 1927 it moved to Khar'kov commune named after Felix Dzerzhinsky and contained 60 children. During the first year a new commune organized agricultural production to feed themselves and next year it was decided to produce goods that are not available in the Soviet market. This production allowed the communards to master complex professions. As a result the Dzerzhinsky's commune built the first Soviet factory of electric drills and a little later they created the production of cameras. In 1930s they published several guides to these products. Worldcat locates no copies.

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        Young Lonigan: A Boyhood in Chicago Streets

      New York: Vanguard Press. 1932 [actually 1935]. First edition, second issue, a re-issue using first printing sheets with a three page foreword by Robert Morss Lovett inserted before the original introduction by Frederic M. Thrasher, and bound slightly shorter than the original issue. Fine in blue cloth in a nice, very good or better dustwrapper with shallow loss at the spine ends. A very nice copy of a book seldom found in any condition. The first book in the Studs Lonigan trilogy, this book was selected as number 29 on the Modern Library's list of the best 100 novels of the 20th Century. .

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        Death in the Afternoon

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932 First edition, first printing. Original publisher's cloth, lettered in gilt. Presentation copy signed and inscribed by Hemingway to close friend, Guy Hickock: "To Guy, or Monsieur Tripas, / with much affection, / Ernest". Some light rubbing to the extremities and some stains to the rear cover, else very good. Guy Hickock was an American journalist who began working for the Brooklyn Eagle in 1914, then a major publication. After World War I, Hickock moved to France, where he opened up a Paris bureau for the Eagle in 1918. The Paris center also served as a travel hub for Americans in Paris, which is likely where Hickock met Ernest Hemingway. Despite Hickock being over a decade Hemingway's senior, the two were close friends in the 1920's, with Hickock assisting Hemingway as he worked in Paris and traveled abroad. In 1927, the two traveled together to Italy, a trip which would become the basis for Hemingway's short story "Che Ti Dice La Patria?" as well as an inspiration for Hickock's own journal articles. The Hemingway Review 25. Death in the Afternoon is Hemingway's non-fiction book about the sport of bull-fighting, which ranges from technical descriptions of the art of the sport to philosophical conjectures about people who are interested in or partake in bull-fighting. Hemingway first became interested in bull-fighting 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. Although Death in the Afternoon is the author's first full book-length non-fiction piece, Hemingway's love for bull-fighting can also be seen in his 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises.. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Superb and Unusual Signed and Inscribed Photograph of the All America Board of Baseball, 4to ( 8 x 10 inch) gelatin silver print, Dec 17-1933

      Vintage matte-finish photograph showing Ruth seated with several members of the 1932-1933 All America Board of Baseball, signed and inscribed to Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph sportswriter Harry Keck in fountain pen, "Regards to my fellow Board Member, Harry Keck, Dec. 17-1933, Babe Ruth". Ruth's signature is clear though penned across an unevenly dark background. The photograph reflects baseball history, not only Ruth's role as an all star player, but also the development of the All Star tradition in its various forms. The MVP awards began in 1931 and the Baseball Hall of fame opened in 1936. On verso, residue of archival tape on upper corners, otherwise condition is fine. During the late 1920s, Babe Ruth's agent Christy Walsh came up with the idea of creating the All America Board of Baseball, a council designed to annually honor baseball's best players at each position. With Ruth as Chairman of the Board, a panel of ten sportswriters (one from each Major League city) was responsible for choosing an All America Baseball Team. The players selected would receive an award in the form of a certificate signed by Ruth and the panel of sportswriters. The All America Board of Baseball was a precursor to the All- Star tradition. This is a notable photograph from the early years of recognizing the best players of a baseball season.

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        Light in August

      [New York]: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1932. First edition, first printing, first binding, 8vo, pp. [4], 480; dust jacket with creases and small chips at the extremities, and one large piece missing from the top of the spine panel causing loss to the word "in" and also the "STC" of August. Petersen A13.1a.

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        DEL VELTRO ALLEGORICO DI DANTE E ALTRI SAGGI STORICI

      LATERZA, BARI 1932 - SCRITTORI D'ITALIA ITALIANO A cura di Costantino Panigada, volume intonso, pagine color paglia con lievissima traccia di umidità ai bordi superiori ed angoli esterni, lieve fioritura ai tagli non rifilati, quarta bianca rosicchiata, brossura editoriale con traccia di umidità, con lievissima fioritura e con bordi stanchi

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        Light In August

      Harrison Smith & Robert Haas 1932 - Light In August, Faulkner William, Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York, 1932. First edition, first issue, “Jefferson” page 340, top stain orange, with two Walter P. Chrysler Jr. bookplates, one paper, marked E. B. Bird, with small glue mark showing on lower right; the other small oval leather. Dust Jacket Condition, with several internal repairs, showing at times on the outside; small chips on top of spine; but looks quite good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Mixing

      Macrae Smith Company 1932 - 49 pp. Second printing. Very Good, with light rubbing and light soiling to cloth, very faint staining to prelims, and a small tipped in article in text causing offsetting to the adjacent page. A charming copy of this scarce cocktail guide. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brave New World - Complete with Brave New World ephemera

      Chatto and Windus, 1932. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Chatto and Windus in 1932. A very good book with one small name and date to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the corners. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped and has benefitted from some restoration to the spine and edges and now presents very well indeed. Restoration is evident from the inside of the wrapper which is now in a Brodart protective removable wrapper. Comes complete with a Chatto and Windus advertising flyer, reviewing Brave New World with a photo of Aldous Huxley. A rare first edition of this dystopian novel.

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        In Tragic Life

      Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, Ltd.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Original price on inside front DJ flap. DJ in pristine condition protected by mylar cover. Vardis Fisher's signature on fep. Bookplate on front paste down. Book in pristine condition. Binding is tight and pages are clean. No marking or writing noted in book. Boards are straight with minor edge rub. Text block and gutters are firm. 464 pages.; Oblong Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 464 pages .

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        Das widerspenstige Fleisch. Sowie: Tönerne Füße. Zusammen 2 Bände.

      Rowohlt 1932-1933, Berlin - 367; 308 S., 2 Blatt. Orig.-Broschur mit farbig illustriertem Schutzumschlag von Rudolf Schlichter bzw. Orig.-Leinenband mit bedruckter Werbe-Bauchbinde. Der Maler und Illustrator Rudolf Schlichter (1890-1955) legt hier die ersten beiden seiner auf 3 Bände geplanten Autobiographie vor: "Dieses Buch ist die Liquidation der dargestellten Epoche und trägt somit in sich die Aufhebung seiner privaten Existenz" (Vorbemerkung). Neben dem genau geschilderten Elend seiner Kindheit und Ausbildung trug vor allem Schlichters Bericht über seine fetischistische sexuelle Veranlagung kurz nach Erscheinen des zweiten Bandes zum Verbot der Bände durch die Nationalsozialisten bei. Der geplante dritte Band ist nicht mehr erschienen. Der Umschlag des ersten Bandes zeigt als kolorierte Zeichnung bemerkenswerterweise bereits eine Vorform jener Allgorie, die 1937 zu Schlichters berühmtestem Gemälde, "Blinde Macht", werden sollte. Der Umschlag am Gelenk der vorderen Klappe zu ca. 2/3 eingerissen, mit kleinen Randläsuren sowie zwei papierhinterlegten Einrissen. Der Leinenband stärker fingerfleckig, im ganzen handelt es sich jedoch um ein ordentliches Exemplar dieser bedeutenden Autobiographie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Settimana Modenese.

      Modena, Viale Nicola Fabrizi. Periodico illustrato. Si pubblica ogni sabato. Annata 1932. Dal n. 1 Gennaio 1932 al numero  50 del  10 Dicembre 1932 (mancano i  nr. 7, 8, 15, 21, 42). Complessivamente 45 fascicoli su 53, ben conservati con bellissime illustrazioni a colori, la maggior parte di MARIO MOLINARI. Axs 

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        Gold and Monetary Stabilization. Lectures on the Harris Foundation 1932. (Signed by John Henry Williams: 'One of the most important expressions of monetary and fiscal thought by economists in the depression.')

      Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1932. - FIRST EDITION. xi, 174 pp. Original cloth. Very Good, in dust jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed by John Henry Williams. Lectures: International aspects of the gold standard, by Jacob Viner. Money and the business cycle, by Gottfried Haberler. Federal reserve policy in depression, by H.P. Willis. The future of the gold standard, by L.D. Edie. Monetary stability and the gold standard, by J.H. Williams. 'One of the most important expressions of monetary and fiscal thought by economists in the depression was a conference of some of the nation’s leading economists in January, 1932, at the University of Chicago, under the aegis of the Institute on Gold and Monetary Stabilization. The Chicago meeting received wide notice, as well it might. Twenty-four economists there recommended the following to President Hoover: (1) what later became the Glass-Steagall Act; (2) a systematic campaign of FRB open-market purchases of securities; (3) RFC aid to banks with ineligible assets; (4) maintaining a public-works program; (5) Federal unemployment relief; and (6) lowering tariffs. With the exception of the last plank, President Hoover, as we have seen, adopted every one of these inflationary and interventionist proposals. Part of the responsibility for the Hoover program and its aggravation of the depression must therefore rest on these eminent advisers who steered him so incorrectly. Unfortunately, these distinguished economists did not heed the words of two of the lecturers at the conference, who most emphatically did not sign the statement. One was Professor H. Parker Willis, who again proved prophetic in attacking the Federal Reserve’s past and projected future inflationary policy during the depression. Willis pointed out that the cheap money policy in late 1929 and in 1931 caused a dangerous outflow of gold, and led therefore to loss of confidence in the dollar and to bank failures, which accentuated the loss of confidence. . . . The other notable contribution to the conference was delivered by Professor Gottfried von Haberler, at that time a follower of Ludwig von Mises. Haberler here presented for perhaps the first time in America the Misesian theory of the business cycle. He pointed out that the traditional monetary theory of the trade cycle emphasized stability of the price level, with an attack on falling prices as the remedy for depression. Such were the doctrines of Fisher, Cassel, and Hawtrey. . . . The ‘quacks . . . preaching inflationary measures,’ charged Haberler, disregard the real dislocation of productive resources. Further inflation would make things worse by creating a greater artificial disproportion of consumers’ and producers’ goods. The worst step would be ‘a one-sided strengthening of the purchasing power of the consumer, because it was precisely this disproportional increase of demand for consumers’ goods which precipitated the crisis.’ . . . Speaking at the same conference, Professor John H. Williams admitted that, for the 1920s: ‘It can be argued that but for credit expansion prices would have fallen, and that they should have done so. It was on such grounds that the Austrian economists predicted the depression.’ . . . Williams did not sign the general statement either' (Murray N. Rothbard, America’s Great Depression, 5th ed., 2005). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        PRINT AND POETRY PAMPHLETS

      1932. Paperback. Very Good. [LITTLE MAGAZINE] FUJITA Erosu, author, artist. PRINT AND POETRY PAMPHLETS. Sho^wa 7 to 12 [1932-37] 51 assorted issues of this little series of poetry and print pamphlets by Fujita published in To^kyo^ by one Tomita Hikaru under the publishing house name of SHIN MYO^JO^. It would seem that Fujita was the only contributor. The front and rear covers are "kikai-zuri" machine printed woodcuts, the contents have some intext illustrations. The sizes range from 19.9 x 14.7 cm to 22 x 15 cm. There are 2 issues from 1932, 6 from 1933, 11 from 1934, 11 from 1935, 11 from 1936, and 10 from 1937. Brooding, gloomy aesthetic. Very interesting example of the sort of creative effort even amateurs were capable of in the 30s and how conversant they were with trends in world art. The pamphlets are in Japanese, but often subtitled in German.. As one might expect, this ephemeral production is vanishingly rare. I can find no trace of it in any institution. In very good condition throughout.

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        Psychiana

      Moscow, ID: n.p., 1932. FIRST EDITION. 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 crusades and the development of correspondence courses) that brought him to build in less than 10 years the country's eight-largest religion and the world's largest mail order religion with an estimated 2 million subscription-based followers.

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        OBOE SOMMERSO.

      EDIZIONE DEI CIRCOLI, 1932. 1a EDIZ., DEDICA AUTOGRAFA DELL'AUTORE, LIEVI MANCANZE AL DORSO; BUONE CONDIZ., RARO 121

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        Light in August

      Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, [New York] 1932 - First edition, first printing, first binding, 8vo, pp. [4], 480; dust jacket with creases and small chips at the extremities, and one large piece missing from the top of the spine panel causing loss to the word "in" and also the "STC" of August. Petersen A13.1a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Lady so Innocent

      London Methuen & Co Ltd 1932 - Inscribed by Adams to the front endpaper in 1933, the book was apparently presented as an essay prize. The book is reasonably firmly bound in clean, slightly bumped and rubbed blue cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and blind. The text block is somewhat toned and foxed, with some pencil notes by a previous owner to the page facing the half-title. The dust jacket is the original, it is faded to the spine, with chips and closed tears to the edges, minor grubby marks and tape residue from an old repair to the reverse. A very uncommon Herbert Adams novel, particularly so in the dust jacket, in this instance with the pleasing additional interest of having been inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Ohne Titel. [Hochformat].

      Lithographie. ca. 60 x 44,5 cm. Nr. 39/40 mit eighd. Signatur und auch im Stein signiert. - Prachensky, (1932-2011), gilt als einer der wichtigsten Vertreter der österreichischen Avantgarde und des Informel in Österreich.

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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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        SUPER-GANGSTER ..

      New York: The Macaulay Company, [1932]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [7-8] 9-254 [255-256: ads], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in green, top edge stained green. First edition. A retired Scotland Yard detective living in America pursues a vicious gangster, "the Napoleon of crime, the bambino of butchery, the most bloodcurdling maniac the ever kept out of a straightjacket. Mayhem and mutilation are his favorite relish ... In his quieter moments Napoleon is the emperor of the underworld. Aroused to full genius, he gets away with murder ... He runs his own asylum in a castle on the Hudson. It has a chamber of horrors complete to the last surgical gadget and high speed bone saw ... There are no telltale corpses; they are poured down the sink." - jacket flap copy. Hubin (1994), p. 257. Slight spine lean, a clean, very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges and small chips from spine ends. (#148750)

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        Stamboul Train

      Heinemann 1932 - The second issue, with Quin Savory and other minor textual alterations made to satisfy the objections made by J. B. Priestley, who, having detected Greene's too obvious and rather cruel parody of his mannerisms and interests, threatened legal action. The book is reasonably firmly bound in clean black cloth with lettering to the spine, the spine is slightly creased and a little bumped at the ends, there are some minor marks and rubbing. The text block is slightly foxed and toned, with some pencil notes to the front pastedown. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, it has some loss to the edges and several closed tears, with staining from old tape repairs, the tape having been removed. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Danses d'Indochine; The Dances of Indo-China

      Paris: Éditions des Chroniques du Jour, 1932. Traditional dance in Indochina: beautiful collection of photographic studies with accompanying notes in French and English. Bound in modern calf, marbled endpapers, original pictorial wrappers retained, 250 mm x 310 mm, 89 pages, 60 full-page black and white photographic plates; a very good copy.

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        The Pastures of Heaven

      Covici Friede Inc., NY 1932 - Tan cloth titled in red. First edition, fourth issue. The green topstain has mostly faded, the boards have a faint trace of darkening. A sound, square, unmarked copy, about fine. The DJ in mylar with $2.50 flap price intact is toned at spine, with a small chip and some creases to spine ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les textes des tombes de Thoutmosis III et d'Aménophis II. Tome premier (all published)

      IFAO, Le Caire 1932 - Extremely rare. Mémoires publiés par les membres de l'Institut français d'archéologie orientale 60. IFAO, Le Caire, 1932. First edition. Folio, viii & 222 pages, 42 plates. Red half-leather. From the library of Egyptologist Dr. Otto Schaden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hélène Rubissow. (Exhibition catalog)

      éditions de la Librairie, Paris 1932 - Quarto (28 × 22.5 cm). Original pictorial wrappers over blind paper wraps, in protective calque; 9, [2] pp., [13] leaves of plates, of which four in color. Signed and inscribed to Louis Hautec?ur, the last curator of the Musée du Luxembourg and a crucial figure in French art history and curatorship. Spine splitting at extremities; calque lightly chipped at edges; internally very good. Scarce catalog showcasing the work of Hélène Rubissow (1897-1988), or Elena Rubisova, a Russian-born artist who was trained in St. Petersburg and Berlin before settling in Paris. In 1918, she took part in the exhibition of the Mir iskusstva (World of Art) group, which included such artists as Dobuzhinsky, Iakovlev, and Chukhaev. Largely decorative and ornamental, her work represents an idiosyncratic mixture of Russian, Asian, and African influences. The present catalog preceded a solo exhibition of Rubisova's work in Paris. She also wrote and published in the Paris emigre newspaper "Poslednie novosti." After 1945, she resettled in the United States, where she taught and published widely. With a short introductory essay by Maximilien Gauthier. Inscribed by Rubisova to Louis Hautec?ur, the last curator of the Musée du Luxembourg. No. 288 of 300 copies printed. Signed and inscribed by Rubisova to Louis Hautec?ur (1884-1973), the last curator of the Musée du Luxembourg and a crucial figure in French art history and curatorship (somewhat ironically, given that he was known for his conservative, classicist taste rather than a penchant for Rubisova's brand of modernist art). KVK, OCLC show nine copies, of which four in France and five in North America, at Arizona, Hofstra, SMU Dallas, UNC Chapel Hill, and Yale. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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