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        Dairy-Cattle Management, Part 2 - (International Correspondence Schools, 1331 B - Edition 1)

      International Textbook Company, 1933. Pamphlet. Used; Acceptable. Pamphlet; English language; 8vo - over 7.75" - 9.75" tall; a fair reading copy; 28-page booklet. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        The Art of Central Banking

      Longmans, Green and Co, 1933. 464 pages. Index. Chapters include: French Monetary Policy; Speculation and Collapse in Wall Street; Consumers' Income and Outlay; The Art of Central Banking; Money and Index - Numbers; Mr. Keynes's Treatise on Money; International Short - Term Investment; Remedies for Unemployment. Prior owner's name, dated 1939, atop front free endpaper else unmarked. Binding sound. Minimal occasional foxing. Only moderate wear to forest green cloth - covered boards. Clearly legible gilt lettering upon backstrip. A quality copy.

      [Bookseller: Online Bookshop Jim and Mina Stachow]
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        10 (9 eigenhändige, 1 masch.) Briefe und 4 Postkarten jeweils mit Unterschrift.

      Versch. Formate (meist 4.) Zus. ca. 18 SS. Alle Schreiben sind an seinen in Landeshut in Schlesien lebenden jüdischen Freund Max Hamburger gerichtet. Am interessantesten ist der Brief vom 22. April 1933, der Stehrs Haltung zum Dritten Reich zeigt: "...Deine Besorgnis um meine Beziehung zu Dir, ist ein Zweifel, der eigentlich Dir und mir nicht zur Ehre gereicht. Alter Zwillingsbruder, wie sollten politische Wandlungen unser Verhältnis beeinträchtigen, da wir doch als Menschen, nicht als politische Komparsen mit einander verbunden sind? Du bist mein Freund, nicht weil, sondern trotzdem Du Jude bist. Ich stehe zu der Revolution, weiß aber auch und muß es eben hinnehmen, daß Zeiten der Gährung auch Trübes mit hervorwerfen. Das weißt Du so gut wie ich. [...] Vor der Hand müssen wir Hitler auf Knien danken, daß er den Kommunismus zerschlagen, den Klassenhaß ausgereutet hat und auf dem besten Wege ist, Deutschland zu einem einigen Reich zu machen..." - Max Hamburger emigrierte 1938 nach England. - Leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Gefaltet. Bände: 10

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lutz-Peter Kreußel]
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        God's Little Acre

      The Viking Press, 1933. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. The Viking Press, New York 1933. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1933 with no additional printings. Black cloth boards. Rare Book. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards, tight spine. Light shelf wear, age toning at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning. Short tears, price clipped. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Handbuch der geographischen Wissenschaft (12 Bde. komplett)

      12 Bände. Blaue Original-Halblederbände mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem und braunem bzw. blauem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern. Buchdeckel in blau-grau marmoriertem Leinen und mit großen Lederecken. (Top-Zustand, innen wie außen. Lediglich die Leder-Rückenschilder sind bei 4 Bde. etwas be- bzw. abgerieben. Ecken nicht bestoßen. Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei.) Inkl. der Kartenbeilagen (großformatige farbige Faltkarten in Einstecktasche des Hinterdeckels)! Saubere und dekorative Reihe in der seltenen Original-Halblederausgabe! Erste Ausgabe. - Die Serie umfaßt die folgenden 12 Bände: Allgemeine Geographie, Teil 1: Physikalische Geographie. 1933. Mit 528 Abb. u. 23 teils farbigen Tafeln. 556 S. Allgemeine Geographie, Teil 2: Das Leben auf der Erde. 1933. Mit 476 Abb. u. 28 teils farbigen Tafeln. 558 S. Deutsches Reich. Band I. 1936. Mit 331 Abb. u. 24 teils farbigen Tafeln sowie 1 große Falt-Kartenbeilage "Karte des Deutschen Reiches" 1:14000 000. 466 S. West- und Nordeuropa in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1938. Mit 438 Abb. u. 34 Farbtafeln sowie 4 Kartenbeilagen (Belgien u. Niederlande, Frankreich, Dänemark, Skandinavien). 596 S. Mitteleuropa ausser Deutsches Reich, Osteuropa in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1933. Mit 362 Abb. u. 29 Farbtafeln sowie 5 Kartenbeilagen (Flusz- & Gebirgskarte, Schweiz, Polen, Osteuropäische Staaten). 498 S. Südost- und Südeuropa in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1931. Mit 474 Abb. u. 33 Farbtafeln sowie 4 Kartenbeilagen (Südost-Europa, Balkanstaaten, Italien, Spanische Halbinsel). 587 S. Nordasien, Zentral- und Ostasien in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1937. Mit 521 Abb. u. 33 Farbtafeln sowie 1 Kartenbeilage (Asien). 591 S. Vorder- und Südasien in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1937. Mit 450 Abb. u. 32 Farbtafeln sowie 3 Kartenbeilagen (Vorder-Asien, Ostindien, Hinterindien u. Malaiischer Archipel). 569 S. Afrika in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1930. Mit 453 Abb. u. 27 Farbtafeln, sowie 1 Kartenbeilage (Afrika). 515 S. Nord- und Mittelamerika, die Arktis in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1933. Mit 463 Abb. u. 30 Farbtafeln sowie 1 Kartenbeilage (Nord-Amerika). 578 S. Süd-Amerika in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft. 1930. Mit 427 Abb. u. 33 Farbtafeln sowie 1 Kartenbeilage (Süd-Amerika). 518 S. Australien und Ozeanien in Natur, Kultur und Wirtschaft, Antarktis. 1930. Mit 281 Abb. u. 22 teils farbigen Tafeln und Karten sowie 1 Kartenbeilage (Australien u. Ozeanien). 379 S. Es fehlt nur, wie meist, der geplante 13. Band "Deutsches Reich, Band II", der 1940 allerdings nur in Papier-Einzellieferungen erschien und aufgrund des Weltkrieges nicht fertiggestellt werden konnte.

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        What'll You Have?

      A.L. Burt Company, 1933 Very good in original blue cloth covered boards with black stamped lettering. A rare cocktail book from 1933, the year prohibition ended. "A not too dry text book about cocktails: Almost 200 of them - and what to serve with them: Wines, Liqueurs, Cordials" How, When and Where to Serve them". First Printing, November 1933 stated on the copyright page. Slight soiling to the front panel, slight fading along the spine, moderate edge wear. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Das Ehrenbuch des Führers. Der Weg zur Volksgemeinschaft

      Düsseldorf, Friedrich Floeder um 1933 (Geleitwort 1933). Ganzleinen mit SU, 28 cm, 319 Seiten + 1 Leporello, ca. 1,5 kg. Kopffarbschnitt, Frakturschrift, Fadenheftung. SU mit leichten Randläsuren, ansonsten gut. Deckel, Rücken und Schnitt leicht braunfleckig, Einband ansonsten gut. Innen nicht stockig, Papier und Bindung gut. Leporello mit leichten Betrachtungsspuren, ansonsten gut.

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        Ojo in Oz

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1933 - First printing, first state book and dustjacket. $1.50 price on dustjacket flap. Copyright page states 1933 and issued with Reilly & Lee on book spine in boldface. Last title on rear dustjacket flap is Ojo in Oz. Book appears unread with a color pastedown on front cover. 12 color plates. All later printings were without color plates. First state dustjacket has light chipping to corners and spine ends. Dustjacket has overall edgewear and two chips to the rear panel approximately 1" square. A scarce copy with no writing, names, etc. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Looking Forward," RARE Advance Copy

      New York: John Day Co. , 1933. Used; Like New/Used; Like New. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 279 pp. Spine creased, otherwise fine and held in a custom blue cloth slipcase.<br><br><br><br />Advance copy, one of 130 copies released on March 10, 1933. The following day the publisher recalled the shipment because of numerous errors strewn throughout the text. Of those 130 copies, 120 were returned. This volume contains corrections in ink on pages 36, 41/42 [replaced page], 158, and 269, indicating that it is one of the copies returned to the publisher. <br><br><br />The tale is this: John Day bound 130 of their 3000 sets of sheets in wrappers and sent them out to reviewers on March 10, 1933; presumably the balance of the edition was at that moment in transit to the bindery. FDR received at least one copy in wrappers at the White House the next day and discovered nine significant errors requiring correction. The publisher concurred with the President and dispatched telegrams to the 130 reviewers requesting that they "Return without opening" the packages they would find in their mail that day. Halter reports, and all subsequent retellings repeat, that, miraculously, 120 of the 130 copies were returned, modified (India ink deletions and a new tipped-in leaf at pp. 141-142, on which too many errors appeared to merely ink-out words), and re-posted on the 15th. <br><br><br />This work, published in the wake of the Great Depression, is "essentially a compilation from many articles written and speeches made prior to March 1, 1933" and includes chapters on topics such as the reorganization of the government, taxation, agriculture, railroads, and judicial reform.

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        Eupalino o dell'architettura. Tradotto da Rafaele Contu con una lettera dello stesso, una nota dell'Autore e un saggio di Giuseppe Ungaretti

      Quaderni di Novissima, 1933. in-4 Ns. esemplare n. III della serie riservata agli scrittori. Simpatica dedica dell\'Autore. Volume semintonso con alcune correzioni a matita di importante letterato italiano Di questo volume sono stati stampati su carta Sirio 110 esemplari numerati dall'1 al 110 per i sottoscrittori 26 esemplari numerati dall'A alla Z per i servizi editoriali e 12 esemplari su carta Umbria numerati dal I al XII per l'Autore e i sottoscrittori all'intera serie.

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        A vau-l'eau.

      Paris, Georges Courville, 1933. - In-4°, 119p. Edition numérotée 1/170 exemplaires sur grand vélin d'Arches (seul tirage après 30 Japon). Illustré de 19 eaux-fortes et pointes-sèches originales d'Edgar Chahine. Exemplaire en parfaite condition sous une élégante reliure signée J. Ogiez. Reliure plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos à nerfs avec titre doré à froid, décor doré sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, contreplats et gardes de maroquin grenat, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, sous étui bordé doublé de velours [signée J. Ogiez]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Recht. Juristisches Zentralblatt für Praktiker, begründet von Hofrat Dr.Hans Theodor Soergel, bzw. (ab 39.Jahrgang 1939 unter dem Titel:) Deutsche Justiz Monatsbeilage Das Recht, Übersicht über Schrifttum und Rechtsprechung. 37.- 47.Jahrgang 1933-1943

      Vollständige Jahresbände in folgender Bindung: im original Verlagseinband (gelbes Ganzleinen / Leinen / Ln / OLn mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Deckelvignette die Bände 1933-1934 die Bände 1935-1941 in schwarzem Halbleinen / HLn / OHLn mit weißem Rückentitel und schwarzem Deckeltitel (dieser ab 1936 mit NS-Hoheitszeichen) im Format gr.4to 23x29 cm die beiden Bände des Jahrgangs 1942 und 1943 sind in alte Bibliotheks-Halbleinenbände gebunden, mit gedruckten Rücken-Titelschildern. Insgesamt 11 Bände mit 703+173 / 1107 / 901 / 947 / 901 / 853 / 719 / 383 / 383 / 367 / 191 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur (bis 1942, danach Antiqua), jeweils mit Abkürzungsverzeichnis, Sachregister und Besprechung von Neuerscheinungen, getrennt nach Rechtsgebieten, beinhaltend die Ergebnisse der Rechtsprechung und Rechtslehre aus Zeitschriften und Entscheidungssammlungen, gegliedert wie folgt: I. Bürgerliches Recht II. Strafrecht III. Das neue Reichsrecht. - Die beiden Jahresbände "Das Recht" 1933 und 1934 sind herausgegeben von Dr.Soergel (Bayerischer Hofrat, Freilassing bei München), Dr.David (Vizepräsident i.R., Berlin), Clasen (Senatspräsident beim Reichsgericht, Leipzig), Dr.W.Beutner (Rechtsanwalt und Notar Berlin) sowie Dr.Fr.Goldschmidt (Justizrat und Rechtsanwalt, München). Ab 1935 sind als Herausgeber angeführt: Dr.Soergel, Dr.Thiesing (Ministerialdirektor im Reichsjustizministerium i.R.), Dr.Grussendorf (Ministerialrat im Reichsjustizministerium) und ab 1940 zusätzlich Dr.Krug (Ministerialrat im Reichsjustizministerium). - Ab 1935, dh. ab dem 39.Jahrgang, führt die Zeitschrift den Titel: "Deutsche Justiz, Monatsbeilage Das Recht, Übersicht über Schrifttum und Rechtsprechung". Es ist die amtliche Beilage zur führenden rechtswissenschaftliche Zeitschrift des Dritten Reiches. - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in guter Erhaltung: vereinzelt Stempel auf Titeln und Vorsätzen, lediglich bei Band 1933 Rücken teilweise angeplatzt und ein Blatt eingerissen und knickerig, sonst gut. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, Großdeutschland, Reichsgericht, Volksgerichtshof, deutsche Rechtserneuerung im völkischen Führerstaat von Adolf Hitler, nationalsozialistische Rechtsfortentwicklung, NS-Gedankengut, Ideenwelt des Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistische / völkische Weltanschauung3 Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben vom ZVAB und Abebooks, kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen, da der Preis sich nicht am Gewicht, sondern nach der Anzahl der Artikel richtet.

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        Moose Hunting in Alaska, Wyoming, and Yukon Territory

      Dorrance & Co, Inc. 1933 - A very nice copy of this rare book. Orange cloth covers. Sunning to spine. Prior owner's name inside front cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Green Hills of Africa

      New York: Scribner's. First edition. Fine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST APPEARANCE of Hemingway's classic account of his 1933 African safari; this Scribner's magazine appearance precedes the first edition in book form. "Green Hills of Africa was written in Key West in 1934, mostly over a period of several months, with interruptions for fishing expeditions in the Caribbean and another trip to Cuba. Published in October [25,] 1935 after serialization in Scribner's magazine, it was indeed a book about landscape, though Hemingway referred to it in more magical or mystical terms as 'country,'&hellip; &#8232;&#8232; "It is probably that this communication of the sense of place and the sense of the immediacy and palpability of the experience in that place, is what gives the Green Hills of Africa its special distinction...&#8232;&#8232; "But even more than country, Green Hills of Africa is a book about writing and writers&hellip; As a writer, he wanted to see 'how far prose can be carried if any one is serious enough and has luck,' to see if prose could attain a fourth and even a fifth dimension&hellip;" (Mellow, Hemingway: A Life Without Consequences; Baker, Hemingway, the Writer as Artist). &#8232;&#8232; IN: Scribner's Magazine, May - November, 1935. New York: Scribner's, 1935. Quarto, original wrappers; custom box. Seven issues (complete). Without any of the usual stamps or labels. An outstanding set - the finest we've seen. .

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        CHIERICI DI SAN PAOLO REGOLARI DETTI BARNABITI BIBLIOTECA BARNABITICA

      CHIERICI DI SAN PAOLO REGOLARI DETTI BARNABITI BIBLIOTECA BARNABITICA OLSCHKI LEO 1933 Biografia, bibliografia e iconografia. In-4°, legatura originale n cart., edizione di 240 esemplari (ns. n° 132) Cartonato

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        A History of Early Chinese Painting, 2 Volumes

      Medici Society, London, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 344/500. 2 volume set. Large folio, red cloth boards. This is the original 1933 edition. Edition limited to 525 sets, of which this is numbered 344. Volume I: From the Han to the Beginning of the Sung Period, (138 pgs + 100 plates). Volume Ii: From the Sung to the End of the Yuan Dynasty, (161 pgs + 126 plates).

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        Miscellaneous Writings of Andrew Carnegie. Edited by Burton J Hendrick. NEAR FINE PRESENTATION COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS

      Doubleday Doran, New York NY, 1933. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with titles in red and black, blue buckram, upper boards and backstrips lettered in gilt, uncut, a near fine copy in unclipped, lightly dust-soiled dustwrapper. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM LOUISE CARNEGIE WITH HER SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION (MADE AT SKIBO) ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF FIRST VOLUME. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Der Bebelplatz in Berlin-Mitte, um 1997. Original-Ölgemälde auf Leinwand, ohne Rahmen, Format 55 x 70 cm.

      Auf dem Bebelplatz fand 1933 die Bücherverbrennung der Nazis statt. Im Jahr 1997 konnten dort noch Autos parken, er war noch nicht für den Verkehr gesperrt. Der Blick von Süden geht auf die "Kommode" genannte Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt Universität, im Hintergrund die Straße "Unter den Linden", am rechten Rand die Staatsoper. - Der Künstler Klaus Heidtke ist 1935 in Berlin geboren, Studium an der Meisterschule für Kunsthandwerk, unterrichtete bis zum Jahr 2000 an der Hochschule der Künste Berlin (HDK, heute UDK), zahlreiche Einzel- und Gemeinschaftsausstellungen. Außer den Berlinbildern ist Klaus Heidtke mit Stilleben, Akt- und Porträtbildern hervorgetreten. Weitere Bilder von Klaus Heidtke finden Sie auf unserer Homepage.

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        Franklin D. Roosevelt Signed Photograph.

      Photograph of Franklin Roosevelt by Harris and Ewing signed as follows, "For Lt. Commander William H. Watson U.S.N to replace the one that was lost and found from his friend Franklin D. Roosevelt." The photograph measures 9 inches by 11 inches. Matted and framed, which measures 16 inches by 20 inches. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party after 1932 as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and war.

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        Norske folkeviser. Skrevne og illustrerte av -.

      Oslo 1933. Folio. Rikt illustrert, delvis i farger. Orig. dekorert helskinnbd. Fint eks. Nr. 112 av 200 numm. eks.

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        Meyers Lexikon, 7. Auflage, 15 Bände 1924-1933

      Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1924-1933 - Meyers Lexikon: 15 Bände, incl. der drei Ergänzungsbände. Leipzig, Bibliographisches Institut, 1924-1933.Siebente (7.) Auflage. Original-Halbledereinband. Lederrücken mit rotem Rückenschild und Goldprägungen, Format ca. 25 x 17 cm. Mit etwa 5000 Textabbildungen und über 1000 Tafeln, Karten und Textbeilagen.In außergewöhnlich guter Gesamterhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Expédition Citroen Centre-Asie. La Croisière Jaune. Troisième mission Haardt - Audouin-Dubreuil. Préface d'André Citroen. Introduction de L. Audouin-Dubreuil.

      Paris: Librairie Plon. VG/No Dustjacket. 1933. Stiff Wraps. 123 photographs and 6 maps. Original glassine cover; however, the slipcase box is damaged. . 4to., 344 pp. .

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        The Passion of Joan of Arc (Original US poster for the 1933 sound reissue of the 1928 film)

      N.p.: Societe Generale des Films, 1933. Vintage US one sheet poster for the 1933 sound reissue of the 1928 French film, a 61-minute cut of the film featuring narration by radio star David Ross and no intertitles. One of the most significant films in cinema history, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, depicting the trial of Joan of Arc. The film was shot on one huge concrete set modeled on medieval architecture in order to realistically portray the Rouen prison where Joan was held. The film is known for its cinematography and use of close-ups. Dreyer also didn't allow the actors to wear make-up and used lighting designs that made the actors look more grotesque. "The Passion of Joan of Arc" was actress Maria Falconetti's only leading role, and her studious dedication to the character forever influenced cinematic acting. Set in England, shot on location in France. 28 x 40 inches (71 x 102 cm). Very Good. Moderate chipping to the margins, torn on the top, and repaired to the verso. A light dampstain to the front right margin. [Still] A beautiful, bright poster. Criterion 62. Ebert I. Godard, Histoires du cinema. Rosenbaum 1000.

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        Meisterwerke deutscher Kriegs-Bildberichter.

      1 Deckblatt und 25 Kupfertiefdruck-Tafeln von Brend' amour, Simhart & Co, München (vollständig). Gr.-Fol. (ca. 38 x 51 cm), in original-kartonierter Mappe, Mappe stockfleckig, bestoßen und knickspurig, das Deckblatt gebräunt und braun-/stockfleckig, die Tafeln etwas gebräunt und teils im Randbereich schwach braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, (die Aufnahmen stammen von den Kriegsberichtern Gregor, Fritz Schulz, Huschke, Grosser, Zuber, Jäger, Utecht, Heydrich, Böttger, Borchert, Boesig, Hasert, Jacob, Wehlau, Prechermeier, Sturm, Zoll, Bieling. Gesamtgestaltung: Fritz Wisberger, H.Kurzbein war Oberregierungsrat im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda), / Gegenstände aus der Zeit von 1933 bis 1945, mit darin enthaltenen zeitgeschichtlichen oder militär-historischen Darstellungen und Inhalten, werden nur zu Zwecken staatsbürgerlicher Aufklärung, der Abwehr verfassungswidriger und verfassungsfeindlicher Bestrebungen, der wissenschaftlichen und kulturhistorischen Forschung usw. ( 86 StGB) verkauft. (Photographie, Drittes Reich, Propaganda, Kriegsberichterstatter)

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        The Splendours of Historic Nanking.

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, Limited,, 1933. Eighty Photographic Studies, with Descriptive Notes, of Ancient and Modern Nanking. Octavo. Original yellow silk brocade binding with cord ties at the spine, title gilt to the front board. With the card slipcase, splits on the joins professionally, almost imperceptibly, restored, paper label to the front panel, 80 halftone plates with captioning in English and Chinese. Slipcase a little tanned and restored as noted, the book itself a touch sunned on the spine, and with light foxing front and back, overall very good. First edition. Uncommon, just 4 copies on Copac - BL, Oxford, Cambridge and SOAS. Attractive photographic record of the then capital of the Republic of China and its environs, images taken just a few years before the destruction wrought by the Japanese in the Rape of Nanking, 1937.

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        Un barbare en Asie

      - Nrf, Paris 1933, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione per il quale è stato licenziato solo 23 per la carta di grandi dimensioni pura, una copia del servizio stampa. Binding marocco metà nero, colonna vertebrale liscia, data coda piatti carta marmorizzata dorati nel tono surreale, guardie e contreplats nero lucido, copertine e dorsi conservati, testa dorata, contemporaneo vincolante firmato Duhayon. autografo prezioso firmato il testo di Henri Michaux JH Rosny. Qualche piccolo foxing minore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a été tiré que 23 pur fil en grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré dans le ton surréaliste, gardes et contreplats de papier glacé noir, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure de l'époque signée de Duhayon. Précieux envoi autographe signé sur ce texte d'Henri Michaux à J.H. Rosny. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.  

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        Ode au Vagin. [Vorderdeckel: Ode à Venus]. Poème inédit.

      Domrémy, A l'enseigne de la pucelle, ohne Jahr [d.i. Paris, M. Duflou, um 1933.] - 8°. 69 S. und |10 Tafeln drastisch erotische Farbillustrationen| ; die S. 39-67 enthalten die 'Ode à Priape' von A. Piron. Orig. Interims-Broschur mit Fronttitel. Seltene Ausgabe in einer echten Privat-Edition in 300 numerierten Exemplaren "aux dépens des amis de Clovis Hugues." Das Werk ist illustriert mit |10 ganzeitigen Abbildungen| auf Tafeln. Diese sind erotisch-pornografisch, direkt, plastisch und teils leicht surrealistisch. Der Künstler ist unbekannt, seine Darstellungen aber von beachtlicher Qualität. Breitrandiger Druck auf Bütten mit in rot gestalteten Schmuckleisten. Das Werk enthält außerdem zwei bibliographische Beiträge von Tiretta und Helpy [d.i Perceau]. Broschur und oberer Schnitt wasserfleckig, Hinterdeckel und letzte Blancoseite mit Wurmgalerie. Innen vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig. Pia 927f.; Dutel 2078. --------------- 69 pp. and 10 plates with really explicit illustrations in color. 8v. interim-binding with title on cover. Privat edition in 300 numbered copies on handmade paper. The illustrations are erotic-pornographic in a plastical style, sometimes a bit surrealistic. The artist is unknown but his illustrations are of quality. Boards and upper cutting with waterstains. Backcover und last page with traces of a bookworm. Pia 927f.; Dutel 2078. --------------------- Hugues, Clovis. Ode au Vagin [plat supérieur modifié : Ode à Venus]. Poème inédit. Domrémy, A l'enseigne de la pucelle, sans date [i.e. Paris, M. Duflou, vers 1933.] In-8. 69 pages et 10 planches avec illustrations très libres en couleurs; les pages 39-67 comportent le texte de &#130;l'Ode à Priape' par A. Piron. Cartonnage d'attente de l'éditeur. Édition rare en 300 exemplaires numérotés, « aux dépens des amis de Clovis Hugues ». Les illustrations hors-texte montrent des scènes pornographiques. L'artiste n'est pas connu. Imprimé avec grandes marges sur papier à la forme avec bandeaux en rouge. L'ouvrage comporte également deux notices bibliographiques par Tiretta et Helpy [i.e. Perceau]. Reliure et tranche supérieure mouillées, deuxième plat et dernière page avec trou de vers. Qqs. taches de doigts. Pia 927; Dutel 2078. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALS and autograph lettercard signed. Paris, 19. X. 1933 alt. n. p. o. d.

      1933. 8vo and oblong 12mo. 3½ pp. on double leaf (letter) and 2 pp. (lettercard). With atograph envelope. To the writer and publicist Joseph Chapiro (1893-1962), correspondent of various German, French, and american newspapers, translator of Gorky, faithful biographer of Gerhart Hauptmann, and entrepreneur of "world theater".

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        100 RETRATS DIBUIXATS PER CALLICO AMB DIBUIX ORIGINAL I FIRMA DEL GRAN DIBUIXANT

      Barcelona. 1933. pell. 19,5x14. 112Pág + indice(6h). Tirada de 100 exemplars (n52). Prefaci de Carles Riba. Gran Obra de Ferran Callicó amb un magnífic dibuix firmat(fotos). Ref 2.6 Biblioteca AD.

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        Ronald Standish.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1933. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth, lightly sunned to spine, minor wear to extremities, very good indeed, in a very good pictorial dustwrapper, bright, clean and fresh,some light scuffing and edgewear, closed tear to lower edge of the front panel. A handsome copy.

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        Bücherei des Schocken Verlags. Nr. 1 bis 92 (Band 68 in beiden Varianten) in zusammen 83 Bänden (alles Erschienene).

      Berlin, Schocken Verlag, 1933-1939. Mischauflage. 8°, Pp. und einige Leinenbde. mit mont. R- und Deckelschildern. Vollständige Serie der bedeutenden jüdischen Buchreihe mit dem sehr seltenen Band 68 "Die Judenbuche" von Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. Der letzte Band trägt das Erscheinungsjahr 1939, wurde aber bereits 1938 ausgeliefert. - Bedeutende Autoren des Reihe sind: Samuel Josef Agnon, Scholem Alejchem, Leo Baeck, Jizchak Fritz Baer, Abraham Berliner, Aron David Bernstein, Elias Bickermann, Martin Buber, Jehuda Burla, Moses Calvary, Hermann Cohen, Ludwig August Frankl, Nahum Norbert, Glatzer, Micha Josef bin Gorion, Heinrich Graetz, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Heinrich Heine, Johann Gottfried Herder, Franz Kafka, Jecheskel Kotik, Franz Landsberger, Max Liebermann, Salomon Maimon, Moses Mendelssohn, Theodor Mommsen, Jizchak Leib Perez, Adolf Reifenberg, Franz Rosenzweig, Fischel Schneersohn, Mendale Mocher Sfarim, Ernst Simon, Ludwig Strauss, Kurt Wilhelm, Karl Wolfskehl, Moritz Zobel u. a. Vollständige Titelliste auf Anfrage. - Band 65 mit einer Widmung des Übersetzers Moritz Zobel an einen Rabbiner. - Die Einbände mitunter etwas fleckig und berieben, 1 Band nachgebunden, einige wenige Bände mit minimalen Fehlstellen am Rücken, zwei Rückenschilder ergänzt, ein Band foliert, zwei Bände mit Anstreichungen, vereinzelt Besitzvermerke. - Beiliegend zahlreiche Verlagsprospekte. - Litertur bei Renate Evers, Die "Schocken-Bücherei" in den Nachlasssammlungen des leo Baeck Institutes New York, in: Medaon - Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung 8 (2014), S. 1- 21.

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        THE LUCKY LOUSE OR, BLOOD WILL TELL, BEING AN EXCITING & AUTHENTIC STORY OF LIFE & LUCK IN THE CALIFORNIA MINES DURING THE DAYS WHEN GOLD WAS FREE, & ILLUSTRATING A MOST INGENIOUS METHOD FOR GETTING RID OF IT, ETC., & C.

      N.P.: George Ezra Dane, 1933., 1933. First edition. 6 1/4" x 4 1/4 " in peach-colored cloth, text and illustration in black ink on front cover with two louses racing across a tabletop; one black and the other green. 12 p.p. The author was a San Francisco attorney who wrote extensively about California. This is the story of luck in the California mines during the days when gold was free to be had and, with all that gold, men found ingenious ways of spending it .... quickly .... like by betting on a louse race. Covers lightly soiled. Very good.

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        Catalogo de la exposicion de alfombras antiguas españolas

      Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte - edicion mayo/junio 1933 ilustrado por Jose Ferrandis Torres fototipia de Kalmeyer y Gauthier laminas en color de la casa Helios buen estado general aunque pequeños golpes en cantos de lomo 122 paginas de texto mas 52 laminas de alfombras Autor/es: Varios Editorial: Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte. Coleccion: . Fecha Edicion: 1933.

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        Mädchenportrait. 1930er Jahre. Gelatinesilberabzug mit schwarzem Tuscherand. 28,7 x 18,9 cm, auf Originalrückkarton montiert (41 x 31 cm). Signiert mit Bleistift unterhalb des Fotos rechts: Aug. Sander. Datiert (?) auf dem Rückkarton verso: 1933. In...

      ...alter Rahmung. - Montierung schlägt entlang der oberen Kante minimal durch, ansonsten in sehr gutem Zustand, Rückkarton leicht gebräunt.

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        Vorläufige Montage- und Betriebsanleitung He 111-H mit zwei Motoren (Jumo 211 A).

      mit 92 SW-Abb. (tls. Zeichnungen tls. offenbar Photos) und zwei (2 farb.) Falt-Tafeln im Anhang. Es handelt sich um ein Original. Kein Nachdruck! / sehr selten Zustand: stärker bestossen/beschabt / Aussen-Gelenke angeplatzt / fleckig / Rückdeckel wasserfl. / Deckel etwas nässeverformt / Schraubbindung rostig / Block gut / Von der allergroessten Seltenheit! Diese Betriebsanleitung wurde nur an Pesonal verteilt und war nirgendwo kaeuflich zu erwerben / weltweit in keiner oeffentl. Bibliothek nachgewiesen!...... Die Anlage umfasst u.a.: Schaltbild der Kurs- und Patinanlage / Nivellierplan / Schmieplan / Öldruckanlage / Bordfunkanlage / Triebwerksgestaenge im Rumpf etc.Bücher/Zeitschriften aus der Zeit 1933 - 1945 mit darin enthaltenen zeitgeschichtlichen oder militaer-historischen Darstellungen und___Dieser Titel wird nicht per Versand verkauft sondern nur gegen Barzahlung in unseren Geschaeftsraeumen. Der Eintrag in unserer Datenbank dient lediglich der Information des interessierten Kunden. Bei Interesse sprechen Sie uns bitte an. Vielen Dank fuer Ihre Aufmerksamkeit!___ Inhalten werden nur zu Zwecken staatsbuergerlicher Aufklaerung der Abwehr verfassungswidriger und verfassungsfeindlicher Bestrebungen der wissenschaftlichen und kulturhistorischen Forschung usw. ( 86 StGB) verkauft!

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        HISTORIA DE LAS SOCIEDADES SECRETAS, VICENTE DE LA FUENTE 1933

      Editorial Prensa Catolica, S. A 1933 - Barcelona. 1933. 22X15. Tela y relieves. levemente fatigada. 3vol. XV+535p+550p+500. Rara obra, muy buen ejemplar. A-75 Biblioteca QJT. Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Medieval City-Communes

      Tyszkiewicz Private Press, Florence 1933 - 4o (33.5 x 24.5 cm), 70, [5] pp. Vellum backed boards. Nice copy of history of medieval city by Russian-Italian historian Nikolaj Ottokar (1884 - 1957). Printed by count Samuel Fryderyk Tyszkiewicz in his private press in Florence. Copy No. 51 from one hundred printed with type Nicolas Cochin on the paper made for the press. At the end list of books published by the press. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sam the Sudden Signed PG Wodehouse

      UK: Methuen, 1933. Early Reprint . Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Sam the Sudden Signed by PG Wodehouse Early Reprint Methuen c 1933. Small, neat inscription to front pastedown. Covers fine in a VG+ pictorial dust jacket. SIGNED by PG Wodehouse to loosely inserted slip.

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        La mouche

      - Stock, Paris 1933, 17,5x21,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese degli 8 esemplari numerati in Giappone imperiale. Associazione a bradel di cartone aperta pergamena ritorno liscia, il titolo, il nome dell'autore e il monogramma in penna che ha indossato sulla schiena, primi piatti illustrati nei loro centri di due acquerelli di paesaggi con alberi, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, coperte e schienali conservati, vincolante e acquerello eseguito da Monique Cros che incollato la sua ex libris a piedi di una guardia. tagli piedi Strappi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 8 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon impérial. Reliure à la bradel en plein cartonnage façon vélin, dos lisse, titre,nom de l'auteur et monogramme à la plume qui se sont estompés sur le dos, premier plats illustrés en leurs centres de deux aquarelles représentant des paysages arborés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve,  couvertures et dos conservés, reliure exécutée et aquarellée par Monique Cros qui a encollé son ex-libris en pied d'une garde. Accrocs en pieds des coupes.  

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, a full set of four British first editions, finely bound in full red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. First edition, first printing. Full leather. This is a spectacular, full, four-volume set of first editions of Marlborough: His Life and Times bound in full red morocco goatskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The elegant bindings feature hubbed and gilt ruled spines, each bearing the title and author, as well as the individual volume numbers. There are gilt rule borders on the covers, gilt rules on the binding edges, gilt page edges, and gilt ruled turn-ins framing striking, marbled endpapers. Even the gold, red, and black head and foot bands are executed with noteworthy skill and aesthetic effect. ?Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, England? is gilt-stamped on each lower front pastedown. This venerable firm, founded by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe in 1901, became recognized as one of the leading bookbinders in London. Like Churchill himself, Sangorski & Sutcliffe endured the First World War, the Great Depression, the Second World War, and post-war austerity. This truly gorgeous example of the fine binder?s craft is a reminder to collectors that not all fine bindings are created equal. Condition of the bindings is fine ? square, tight, clean, bright, and supple with just a few trivial scuffs but no appreciable wear. The British first edition, first printing contents are well-suited to the bindings, notably crisp and bright with none of the spotting endemic to this edition and no previous ownership marks. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. This decade saw Churchill pass into his sixties with his own future as uncertain as that of his nation. It is perhaps not incidental that Churchill?s great work of the 1930s was about a great ancestor. Churchill may have wondered more than once if the life history he was writing might ultimately eclipse his own. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The work was well received. Two months after Volume I was published, on 12 December 1933, T.E. Lawrence wrote to Churchill: ?I finished it only yesterday. I wish I had not? The skeleton of the book is so good. Its parts balance and the main stream flows? Marlborough has the big scene-painting, the informed pictures of men, the sober comment on political method, the humour, irony and understanding of your normal writing: but beyond that it shows more discipline and strength: and great dignity. It is history, solemn and decorative.? Please anticipate that this large, heavy set may require additional postage. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa); Langworth p.166.

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        Little Wizard of OZ, Jell-o Premium, 4 Vol. Set - ORIGINAL MAILER

      Reilly & Lee, Chicago 1933 - PRICE IS FOR ALL 4 BOOKS -- COMPLETE SET IN MINT CONDITION, with ORIGINAL GENERAL FOODS MAILING ENVELOPE: SCARECROW & TIN-MAN, JACK PUMPKINHEAD, OZMA, & TIKTOK Soon after it's coming to national recognition, the JELL-O Company sponsored a "Wizard of OZ" radio program, with advertising premiums of a series of FOUR children's booklets by Frank L. Baum, author of the "Wizard of OZ" books, based on the original 1913 Little Wizard of OZ tales. JELL-O recipes and copy were included at the back of the books, including a Color pictorial of The Tin-man & Scarecrow carrying a big tray of Red JELL-O on the rear wrap. It was the first Radio network series about the Wizard of OZ, debuting a 15 minute Children's program on September 15, 1933. Jell-O sponsored this , which aired on NBC three times a week and was produced at WTMJ in Milwaukee. The radio version (unlike the 1939 movie) stuck closely to Baum's original formula and details. For example, the magic shoes were SILVER (as in the book) not Ruby Red (as in the MGM film.) The radio series only lasted until March 1934. Although no audio copies have survived, some few of the radio premiums from this series are still available. Jell-O sent listeners one of the Four different Soft Color Wrapped books, "Little Wizard Stories", illustrated by J. R. Neill, in return for 3 Jell-O box fronts and one "thin" dime. They were published by Reilly & Lee in slightly smaller versions of the same books they had produced the year earlier for their 4 Puzzle/Book sets. DIFFICULT TO FIND COMPLETE COLLECTION -- in RARE MINT CONDITION -- WITH ORIGINAL GENERAL FOODS MAILING POUCH! I'm sure very few Complete Sets have survived, since the demand often exceeded the supply, and most fans never got all 4 books! All Four are Complete IN 30 PAGES, EACH WITH 8 FULL PAGE COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS (Centerfold counted as two), in tact, with covers still well attached, in Near MINT Condition. None have any Names or Marks, or Coloring -- Appear to have never been even read!! AGAIN, LISTING PRICE IS FOR THE ENTIRE 4 BOOK SET with MAILER! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Morte Darthur

      The Shakespeare Head Press, Oxford 1933 - Complete in 2 volumes. Limited edition, numbered 201 of three hundred and seventy copies. Illustrated with woodcuts. 316,376 pp. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. Extremely uncommon limited set containing Malory's great Arthurian work. Printed in black and red type, with 22 woodcuts from the 1498 edition. Lovely red leather with white buckram boards; shelfback deeply embossed with titling. Gilt tops and rough-cut edges, with marbled endpapers. Toning to the covers, with a tiny chipped spot to the spine of volume 2, and rubbing to both. Volume 1 is slightly shaken; bookplate on the pastedowns. A very rare set, with quite fine interiors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dancing Lady (Original screenplay for the 1933 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1933. Draft script for the 1933 film musical. Based on the 1932 novel by James Warner Bellah. Pre-Code musical film starring Joan Crawford as Janie Barlow, a down-in-her-luck young burlesque dancer who, after an embarrassing stint in jail for indecent exposure, is rescued by Tod Newton (Franchot Tone), a wealthy womanizer intent on financing her Broadway career and reaping all the benefits. Fred Astaire's screen debut, as himself. Blue titled wrappers, noted as VAULT COPY on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 8160, dated 06/07/33, with credits for novelist James Warner Bellah, and screenwriters P.J. Wolfson and Allen Rivkin. Title page integral with first page of text, dated 06/07/33, noted as VAULT COPY. 120 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 120. Mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, with a two inch closed tear at the left edge of the wrapper bound with two gold brads. Hirschhorn, p. 82.

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        Führer zum Reichsparteitag der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei zu Nürnberg vom 1.-3. September 1933

      München, Eher 1933. Broschur, 96 Seiten. Zustand: Broschur an der Klammerung etwas angerissen, etwas berieben mit minimalen Randläsuren. Kleines Kuli-Gekritzel auf "e" von "Nürnberg". Außenblätter an der Klammerung etwas angerissen, 1. Blatt mit Läsur ohne Textverlust. Zeitspuren, leicht gebräunt, teils etwas angeknickt, Klammern angerostet, ansonsten gutes Exemplar: keine Eintragungen, nicht stockig.

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        The Three Mustangeers

      Item Description: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1933, 1st Edition. () Very good in good to very good dust jacket. xii, 338 pp. Octavo. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gold and black lettering and illustration on front cover. No wear appears to the boards. Reddish top edge of text block. Other two outer edges of text block have been roughly trimmed. Clean, tight text block. In dust jacket, original price still view-able for $2.75. The jacket is in a RARE and near fine condition. A true first edition as signified by the Scribner's A. Will James was a cowboy, cattle rustler, beloved author and artist of the American West. Illustrations by Will James.

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        All in the Day's Riding

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1933 - Quarto. original red cloth, pictorially stamped in black, lettered in gilt. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white by the author. "In this book is a variety of writings that tell of the cowboy's rigging, the cowboy today, and why the high heels, the big hat and such like, along with experiences in narrow escapes that's all in a day's riding. I'm not stretching the truth in none and all can be proved in most every day of the cowboy's life. . I can tell a lie with a grin while making a horse trade but I can't write fiction and as far as my writing being in cowboy vernacular, as some say, it strikes me as being only as anybody would talk who got his raising and education outside, and where university roofs is the sky and the floors prairie sod" - Will James (from the dust jacket. Covers bright and crisp, a very nice copy pictorial dust jacket (minimal rubbing of jacket) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leiden an Deutschland - Tagebuchblätter aus den Jahren 1933/34

      Ich löse teilweise meine eigene Bibliothek auf. Darunter sind einige Schätze. Zum Beispiel dieses Buch. Es sind die Tagebuchblätter von Thomas Mann aus den Jahren 1933 und 1934. 1946 im Verlag Pacific Press als kleinauflagiger Privatdruck erschienen. Herausgegeben von Ernst Gottlieb und Felix Guggenheim. Dieses Buch ist handsigniert und hat die Nummer 200. Ich verkaufe es nur an Sammler,Liebhaber oder Museen. Thomas Mann hat nur 250 Bücher dieser einzigen Auflage(500) handsigniert. Bitte kontaktieren Sie mich vorher, wenn Sie ernsthaftes Interesse an meinen Buch haben. Händler dürfen mich kontaktieren. Meine Bedingungen. - Nur Abholung gegen Barzahlung oder Vorkasse! - Versand nur bei Zahlungseingang! - Keine Rücknahme! - Kein Versand ins Ausland! Das ist ein Privatverkauf, habe kein Gewerbe oder Handel! Fragen? Dann einfach mich fragen.

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        A.A. Milne partial draft manuscript of an unpublished comedy/murder mystery with reference to Sherlock Holmes!

      England, [1933?]. 5" x 7.75". "5 pages, 7.75"" x 5"". Single center folds. Versos left blank. Undated and unsigned but written entirely in the hand of A.A. Milne. Accompanied by a handwritten envelope postmarked 1933 and addressed to Mr. Vincent Seligman.An intriguing short/partial manuscript that jumps right into a whimsical murder mystery. A spoof, written as a play, with the famous detective speaking to a character by the name of ""Vincent"" (perhaps a parady of his friend's name, Vincent Seligman). Complete with humorous reference to Sherlock Holmes (""Elementary my dear Vincent""), including a spoof on himself in the last sentence , when he refers to finding the ""confession"" in a volume of the ""most brilliant writer alive to-day, The Red House Mystery"" which was a direct reference to himself and his prior well-received murder mystery novel, The Red House Mystery.Of interest to note is that in 1933, Milne published Four Days Of Wonder which was described by the publisher as follows: “not a detective story although there is a body in it; nor is it a humorous book, although there is a laugh on every page; nor a romance, although there is a hero and heroine… Perhaps the only thing to say is that it is by A. A. Milne, and therefore entirely delightful” The novel spoofed mysteries and showed how quickly a web of damning evidence can be constructed out of virtually blameless actions, both whimsical and interwoven with nonsense.The enjoyable but incomplete short story/letter/mystery novel as transcribed in full:""The case , my dear Vincent,"" said the famous detective, putting the tips of his fingers together, and gazing at the aspidistra, ""presented one of two points of interest. The first … which struck me was the peculiarity of the dying man's last words. ""Hextal is all right"". Now as far as the (illegible) were concerned, Hextall was obviously all right; just as obviously as the others were all wrong. Once the police were called in, the apprehension of the guilty parties was in safe hands. It was plain, then, that the dying man was also (illegible) Hextall of complicits in the murder, since there was no need to absolve him of complicits in he misappropriation. This gave us two facts;"" 1. Macdonald new that he had been poisoned He also knew that Hextall was innocent.In regards the first point: it (illegible) strange that a man of ….. who has been given only a year to live should guess at once, when feeling ….ill that he had been poisoned; and as regards the second; it seems still more strange that he should know at once which of five men, who had had access to his medicine should be innocent -- rather than which of the five might be guilty.""Having got thus far in my consideration of the problem. I them turned my attention to the dead man's other message to the police: the cryptic words which were found on his desk. Again we are forced to the same conclusion-namely that the message did not refer to the misappropriation, as to which Hextall could give the police all the information they needed, but to the murder; and again we are most with the …. Fact that the dead man knew that he was being poisoned. But now we have a new and still more extraordinary fact: that the dead man, having something relative to his murder to communicate to the police, put his communication into the difficult form of a Cryptogram. Moreover, since he was actually telephoning to the police when death overtook him, he must have written the message first, when apparently in his worst Health. How then could he know that death was coming?At this moment the obvious, the only possible conclusion began to confront me. In some way he must have connived as his own murder, for …could he have known that death was coming to him. Immediately I realized this I saw that everything else fitted into its place. … I had wondered why the medicine was taken as this unusual hour of 10:15am; why the office boy had been asked to take it out of the cupboard ; why he had hesitated at the last dose (by which time he should have been used to the tastes rather than as the … No, my dear Vincent, it is not time to say that these other facts fitted into their place immediately. One further adjustment was necessary. I had to tell myself that Mr. Macdonald had not merely connived at this own murder, he had instigated it. He had in fact brought it about""""Suicide?"" gasped his heavy witted companion""Suicide' said the superintendent""But""-""Remember the facts my dear Vincent. One: he had in many case no more than a year to live. Two"" he had been swindled out of a great deal of money.""""But surely"", began the other-""You are overlooking the third fact"", said the famous detective, removing his finger tips in order to scratch his ear, and then putting them together again ""He was a Scotsman"" ""Hell"", said the superintendent, quoting from one of the Restoration … ""knows no fury like a woman scorned--and he might have added ""or a Scotsman who has been swindled? """"You mean"" gasped Vincent again, ""he committed suicide in order to (illegible) his office in the suspicion of murder?"" ""Exactly, that was to be their punishment. Imprisonment who not enough for a man who had swindled a Scotsman; he must also know the (illegible) of being suspected of murder.""""Then the cryptogram"" said his companion, … his sub-normal intellect to the utmost, ""was--was--""""Exactly"", agreed the great detective again.Vincent waited hopefully for further light.There are limits, said the superintendent ""even to a Scotsman's fury. The five suspects were to go through the furnace of --of--""""Suspicion?' said his companion (illegible)""Exactly"" But only for so long as it took the police …the cryptogram. And then as this very last moment he remembered that the innocent Hextall would also be going through the - the --""'Furnace?"" suggested Vincent.""Exactly? And tried to save him from it.""""But the crypotogram? "" Said Vincent, after a long silence in which one could almost hear his brain not working.""Elementary, my dear Vincent. The five letters in the last line are the clue. SCRLS. To a lover of Stevenson such as myself those magic initials would always stand out. SC_RLS. Scot, Stevenson. I went to that place in the library where the complete works of Stevenson followed those of Sir Walter Scott. Separating them was a single volume. On a sheet of note paper inside that volume I found a complete confession.""The superintendent unstuck the tips of his fingers and poured himself out another drink.""Just for interest"" said Vincent, ""what was the volume?""Superintendent perhaps the most brilliant writer alive to-day. The Red House Mystery""."

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