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        Signed vintage portrait photograph. N. p., 1933.

      1933. 180:145 mm. Fine signed vintage full-length portrait of the Chinese politician.

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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1933. A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations. Octavo (226 x 149 mm). Specially bound for the publisher in green full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered and panelled spine, concentric gilt panels on sides with gilt corner ornaments from designs by Rackham, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, two-line gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers (the original pictorial endpapers bound in after binder's blanks). With the publisher's card slipcase (with hand-numbered label). Colour frontispiece and 7 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text, by Rackham. Spine lightly sunned. An excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 1 of 460 copies signed by the artist. This is one of ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher from the total edition, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham"), showing Hansel and Gretel being greeted by the Witch at the door of her gingerbread cottage. In addition, this copy includes, on the limitation leaf, a pen-and-ink thumbnail self-portrait by Rackham (signed "AR") of himself doffing his top hat to the inscription "To G.S.H. 'Salaam'": the dedicatee being George Steward Harrap, eldest of the four children of the publisher George Harrap. Describing his artistic method for these "specials", Rackham pointed out that "my little sketches must inevitably be of a light hearted or joking nature... They have to be spontaneous and free handed. The nature of the paper is such that there can be no preparatory drawing and no alterations". Riall comments that "From The King of the Golden River [1932], Harrap issued nine or ten copies, seven being for sale, of a special issue of the first limitation numbers of the limited edition" (A New Bibliography of Arthur Rackham, 1994, p. xvi).

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        Two personal photograph albums relating to Catchpole's life at home in the United Kingdom, and to his time at Abadan in Iran and in Turkey. Persia, Turkey and other places, 1930s.

      1933. Oblong small folio. 2 albums, the first containing 237 original photographs, the majority snapshots but some larger, mostly captioned by hand, also with a loosely inserted pencil sketch captioned "Our first home Abadan '42. Drawing room with Persian rugs", the second containing 52 original photographs, snapshots or larger, and a further 27 images in paper wallet (some duplicates). Contemp. rexine or papered boards. Fascinating collection of private photos showing the Abadan Oil refinery and life on the site in the 1930s. A series of 120 or so images is devoted to William Catchpole's time on the Abadan oilfields near Basrah and Kuwait. Catchpole became a chemist with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in 1933, and presumably was asked to visit the plant in this capacity. The photographs of this period show scenes on the voyages out (aboard the MV British Pride, an Anglo-Iranian tanker), life in Abadan (including the horse races), and the refinery itself. A group of 16 images show elements of the refinery, including the "cracking plant", "distillation units", and other features. Other photographs show the docks, and several show flares in the desert. The second album is undated and uncaptioned, though examination of one loosened photograph reveals a pencilled note to the verso ("Turkey between Harida Pasha and Ankara"). The photographs in the album show recreational and work-related images, including boating events, a pipeline, and three of an unidentified refinery. - William Marcus Catchpole was a grandson of Nathaniel Catchpole, founder of the brewing company Catchpole & Co. of Suffolk. The family and the business were based at Whitton, and some of the images from the first album show scenes and people at home. William Catchpole attended Radley College, and further images show the college and rowers on the river; some 100 images in the first album relate to the family's life in the UK.

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        86 eigenh. (Bildpost-)Karten, meist mit eh. U. bzw. Initialen. Köln, München, Passau, Straßburg und Bayreuth, 1933 bis etwa 1955.

      1933. 86 Bll. Halb-, ganz- oder zweiseitig beschrieben. (Qu.-)8vo. Mit einigen Beilagen (s. u.). Zumeist an den Kammermusiker Toni Breuer, Mitglied des Städtischen Orchesters Magdeburg, gerichtete Karten, häufig an diesen als Grußkarten versandt ("Für Tonis Sammlung"), dabei vereinzelt Postkarten mit Zitat(en) von Bertrams Lebensgefährten seit Studienzeiten, des Weilburger Privatgelehrten Ernst Glöckner (1885-1934), teils auch mit dessen Namen signiert. "Solange konnte ich nichts von mir hören lassen, weil ich Dein liebes Briefchen von vorigem Jahr verlegt hatte mit der einzigen Adresse [...] Nun bitte ich Dich herzlich, einmal wieder von Dir und Deinen Eltern etwas hören zu lassen und mir zu sagen, wie Du Dich in der neuen Heimat eingelebt hast, wie es mit Deiner Musikpflege steht und wie Deine gute Mutter es jetzt im Westen findet [...]" (an Marlis Breuer, dat. Köln, 31. III. 1955). - Beiliegend 20 tls. an Bertram gerichtete Karten verschiedener Verfasser, darunter der Schriftsteller Otto Brües und der Dirigent Hermann Abendroth (3).

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        Typed document signed ("T. E. Shaw A/C" and "Arnold Green"). No place, 5. IX. 1933.

      1933. Folio (13 x 8 inches). 2 pp. Brake Horse Power Test Sheet for a 8/28 h.p. engine. The document dates from Aircraftsman Shaw's second spell with the Air Force. It is completed with technical data including water temperature‚ oil pressure‚ etc. Marked "Air Ministry Engine Under Trial"‚ it apparently relates to the testing of the marine engines of the type installed in powered dinghies used for ferrying air and ground crews to moored flying boats and for general coastal duties. An intriguing document from his later Air Force days, and a splendid document late in life, when Lawrence was working on speed boats and motors.

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        Typed letter signed. London, 29. IX. 1933.

      1933. 4to. 1 p. On his imprinted stationery, to the Reverend Robert Bartlett of the First Church of Christ, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The inventor of The Money Game, a series of card games designed to teach elements of economics who won the 1933 Nobel peace prize writes in full: "I was so sorry not to see you while you were in London, but unfortunately I had to stay in the country longer than I expected, and did not return until after you had left. I am hoping very much that I may have the pleasure of seeing you when I am in New York or Boston. I am leaving for the States early in October".

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        The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933 - Octavo. Original silver-blue cloth, titles to spine in silver, "A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" printed in silver in the form of a circle to font board, top edge blue. With the pictorial dust jacket. Small loss to top corner of front free endpaper; ownership signature to front pastedown; contemporary bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Top corners of boards lightly bumped. An excellent copy in a bright jacket with a few minor creases and tiny chips. Black and white frontispiece from a photograph by Man Ray and 15 other photographic plates. First edition, first printing, first issue binding. Sawyer pp 88–9. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Matisse, Picasso and Gertrude Stein with Two Shorter Stories

      Paris: Plain Edition, 1933. Self-published by Gertrude Stein. Bound in publisher's tan wrappers in a tan slipcase.. Fine/Very Good+. Octavo. Plain tan wrappers in a plain tan slipcase. 278p. First edition of Gertrude Stein's self-published work. One of a limited edition of 500 copies. The two shorter stories are "A Long Gay Book" and "Many Many Women." Printed by Maurice Darantiere in Dijon, the same printer Sylvia Beach chose for Ulysses in 1922.

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        The Forbidden Territory

      8vo. Publishers Red Cloth with Black Lettering to Spine and Front Board. 288pp., [xlviii] Hutchinson Catalogue Autumn 1932 and Early Spring 1933. In the Original Unrestored Dustwrapper. The Dustwrapper is Complete With Just Slight Loss at Spine Ends and Corners. Short Tear and a Few Nicks to Edges. Slight Fading to Spine. Slight Overall Soiling. NOT Price Clipped. A VERY GOOD Book. Spotting to Page Edges Towards Rear of Book.

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        Fifty-Four Conceits. A Collection of Epigrams and Epitaphs Serious and Comic by... with Engravings by Eric Ravilious.

      First edition, 8vo, 72 pp. Title vignette and 54 wood engravings, inscribed by Tirzah Ravilious to the fly leaf - "with love from Tirzah and Eric". Cloth backed boards, mild fading to edges, d.w., not price clipped, spine and edges browned, some light soiling, minor loss to spine ends.

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        Goblin Market

      London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd,, 1933. Octavo (230 x 140 mm). Specially bound for the publisher in green full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered and banded spine, gilt panel on sides comprising a single fillet at the sides and a roll tool top and bottom, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, two-line gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers (the original pictorial endpapers bound in after binder's blanks), with the publisher's card slipcase (with hand-numbered paper label). Colour frontispiece and 3 colour plates, black and white illustrations in the text by Rackham. An excellent copy. Deluxe edition, number 1 of 410 copies signed by the artist. This is one of ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher from the total edition, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham"), showing one of the goblins shouldering a basket of fruit in the company of a rodent and a large-billed bird. Describing his artistic method for these "specials", Rackham pointed out that "my little sketches must inevitably be of a light hearted or joking nature... They have to be spontaneous and free handed. The nature of the paper is such that there can be no preparatory drawing and no alterations". Riall comments that "From The King of the Golden River [1932], Harrap issued nine or ten copies, seven being for sale, of a special issue of the first limitation numbers of the limited edition" (A New Bibliography of Arthur Rackham, 1994, p. xvi).

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        Autograph manuscript. Vienna, 1933.

      1933. Large 8vo. 3 pp. on 3 ff. Thee pages from his address, "Können wir ohne Gottesglauben leben" ("Can we live without belief in God?"), presented in Vienna on 5 March 1932. Werfel fervently defends belief, which he calls the prerequisite for any form of mental and spiritual life - Published by Zsolnay in 1932 as the title essay in a collection. Fol. 3 bears later note "(aus 'Gottesglauben')", signed "Franz Werfel" and dated "Wien 1933". Several ms. corrections (some in pencil) and deletions; leaves numbered in red crayon. Traces of staples; insignificant smudging.

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        The Winding Stair and Other Poems.

      1933 - First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth, with design by T.Sturge Moore stamped in gilt on spine and in blind on upper cover, dust jacket. London, Macmillan. An excellent copy in dust jacket, with a handful of tiny nicks to the edges and some archival repair to the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kalevala. Finskii Finskiy Narodnii Epos. The Finnish National Epic. Scarce lithographed dust-wrapper and illustrations by Filonov et al. Introduction by I M Maisky.

      Academia, Moscow Leningrad: 1933 - An important illustrated edition with the very rare original lithographed dust-wrapper. Original purple decorated cloth. Apparently unused, very minor chipping to dust-wrapper at folds otherwise this item is in excellent condition, bright and complete. Text in Russian; Original decorated boards, lithographed decorated dust-wrapper, profusely illustrated. Lithographed plates, other b/w illustrations, colour frontis. An important edition published by Academia with the dust-wrapper, plates and b/w illustrations by 13 members (Masters of Analytic Art) of the school of Pavel Nikolaevich Filonov, Russian Futurist painter and graphic artist of ". extraordinary originality" John Milner pp148-150. Executed under Filonov's direct supervision, art work by Alisa Poret, Mihail Petrovich Tsybasov, Tatyana Glebova amongst others . ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        46 eigenh. Briefe und 77 eh. Brief- und (Bild)Postkarten mit U. bzw. Paraphe sowie 6 Telegramme von und 92 Schriftstücke an Lili Marberg. Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1933 bis 1962.

      1933. Zusammen 273 SS. von und 103 Bll. an L. M. Verschiedene Formate. Beiliegend 77 Bll. Fragmente, Notizen, Mitteilungen und Briefe an dritte sowie eine Photographie mit eh. Widmung auf der Bildseite. Schöner, über einen langen Zeitraum reichender Briefwechsel mit ihrer Freundin und möglicherweise auch Lebensgefährtin der späten Jahre Adele (Deli) Niedzielska (vermutlich die Tochter des Baurats Julian Niedzielski). Die überwiegend undatierten Briefe, geschrieben auf Gastspielreisen, Urlaubs- und Kuraufenthalten, beinhalten zumeist Mitteilungen privater Natur, die je nach ihrem Entstehungsdatum ganz unterschiedlichen Charakters sind: Mal sind es launige Rüffel und Schilderungen amüsanter Begebenheiten, wie sie aus der Frühzeit der Freundschaft datieren dürften, dann wieder sehr eindrückliche Schilderungen von Begegnungen, zumeist aber in Schrift und Inhalt sehr berührende Zeugnisse der alternden, kranken Künstlerin, die noch in hohem Alter auf der Bühne zu sehen war. "In der Weihnachtswoche darf man nicht lügen!", heißt es etwa in einem frühen, vermutlich 1933 datierenden Brief. "Und Du hast schon gelogen! Du hast gesagt, daß Du für 24. nicht eingeladen bist! Erstens hast Du mich beraten, als ich Dich frug 'Was werden wir denn am Weihnachtsabend kochen?' Zweitens weißt Du genau, daß ich u. Karl [d. i. ihr Gatte, der Architekt Karl Hans Jaray, geb. 1874] mit Dir rechnen! [...] Also hol mich ab, wenn Du die Dely der ersten Monate bist - Gruss und Kuß Veronika!". - "Als ich in München ankam, war auf meinem Zimmer ein gr[oßes] Blumenarrangement vom Gauleiter der Stadt München, Minister [Adolf] Wagner, und so ging es fort. Im braunen Haus wurde ich dem Führer vorgestellt, - ein großer Augenblick! Neben ihm stand Goebbels, der mir wie ein alter Bekannter die Hand schüttelte mit vielsagenden, strahlenden Augen, er wollte damit sagen: 'Ich hab Sie ja kürzlich gesehen!' (Man kann nie wissen). Kurz darauf kam der Führer an unseren Tisch und blieb lange! Es war unsagbar aufregend [...]" (undat. Br.). - "Deli! Jetzt bohrt sich die spitze Nadel tief in den Rücken, ich vergehe vor Schmerzen - Tag für Tag, ich kann es nicht mehr aushalten - Nun bin ich wieder Stunden lang auf dem Bett gekauert u. die langen Nadeln stecken noch immer! Du hast so viele kleine Dinge für mich in Ordnung gebracht, tue jetzt auch etwas Grosses für mich, geh zu Rottmann [?, wohl der Hausarzt L. Ms.] [...], er soll Dir die Wahrheit sagen was aus mir wird, er weiss es genau u. will es nicht sagen - dieses Warten auf das schlimme Ende, der Druck auf der Brust, wenn Du ahnen könntest!!" (undat. Br.). - "Ich habe das bestimmte Gefühl, dass es recht bald zu Ende geht mit mir, - diese 'Vergreisung' hat mit einem Mal eingesetzt, der ganze Körper ist fertig, es ist schlimm, dieses langsame Sterben" (undat. Br.). - Die Notizzettel meist mit kurzen Notaten zu Fragen des Haushalts, Einkaufslisten, Namen und Telephonnummern u. a., daneben aber auch in einer vom Alter schwer gewordenen Hand der "Nachtrag in mein Testament: 1. Ich will verbrannt werden [...]". - Unter den Briefen, Postkarten u. a. an L. M. findet sich u. a. ein ms. Brief mit eh. U. des ehedem amtsführenden Stadtrats für Kultur und Volksbildung Hans Mandl (1899-1970), ein Schreiben des damals amtierenden Unterrichtsministers Felix Hurdes (1901-1974) betr. der Verleihung des Professorentitels an L. M. (die gleichfalls eh. unterzeichnete Urkunde anbei), Schreiben von Wr. Bürgermeistern u. a. - Lili Marberg (1876-1962) gehörte von 1911 bis 1950 dem Wiener Burgtheater an. Seit 1936 auch Ehrenmitglied, spielte sie zunächst in Stücken Wedekinds, Hauptmanns und Ibsens, gab später vorwiegend Königinnen und mütterliche Frauen und galt weithin als vorzügliche Charakterdarstellerin. Zu ihren Hauptrollen zählten die Desdemona und Hedda Gabler sowie die Helena in "Vor Sonnenaufgang". Ihre einzige Filmrolle war die des Fräulein Munk in Walter Reischs "Silhouetten" (1936).

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        DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON.

      FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.9 inches). First printing with F-H below First Edition statement on verso of title page. Very good clean, fresh copy in in original purple cloth with darker purple wide lines and lettering to the spine and publishers device to the front board. In the very good original dustwrapper with a wonderful design printed in black and white on a green background. Price of $2.50 still intact on the inner front flap. Some light chipping to the very top and bottom of spine and panel edges. Slightly thumbed but overall a better than very good example of this fragile dustwrapper. The same black and white on green wrapper design is reproduced on the endpapers. All in all a superior copy of this classic of twentieth century literature.

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        L'affaire Courilof

      - Grasset, Paris 1933, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 300 esemplari numerati su alfa e riservato alla stampa. Autografo Precious firmata dall'autore Jacques-Emile Blanche e di sua moglie. Pochi piccolo foxing minore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés au service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Irène Némirovsky à Jacques-Emile Blanche et sa femme. Rares petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        What'll You Have?

      New York: A. L. Burt Co.,, 1933. A not too dry text book about cocktails. Almost 200 of them and what to serve with them. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board blue. Spine faded, rubbing to corners and ends of spine. A good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author just 13 days after the Prohibition ended, "To Jacquline-or Jo, as we know her, this book is given for she is of that younger generation to whom this book is dedicated x. With the author;s best wishes Julien J. Prosakauer. Dec 18, 1933." An extremely uncommon cocktail recipe title to be found inscribed.

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        What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails. Almost 200 of them and what to serve with them.

      New York: A. L. Burt Co., 1933 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board blue. Spine faded, rubbing to corners and ends of spine. A good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author just 13 days after the Prohibition ended, "To Jacquline-or Jo, as we know her, this book is given for she is of that younger generation to whom this book is dedicated x. With the author;s best wishes Julien J. Prosakauer. Dec 18, 1933." An extremely uncommon cocktail recipe title to be found inscribed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Le crépuscule sur la mer - Illustrations de Maurice DENIS gravées sur bois par Jacques Beltrand, Paris, 1933.

      In-4° en feuilles sous chemise à lacets et couverture bleue rempliée. Tirage à 225 exemplaires sur vélin de Rives. 4 illustrations en pleine page en couleurc et 21 illustrations en couleurs dans le texte + 41 culs de lampe en couleur. Très bon exemplaire mais quelques petites rousseurs éparses. Il existe une suite tirée à XXV exemplaires notre exemplaire est enrichi de cette suite. N°XXIV signé par Jacques Beltrand. 197 illustrations pour les in et hors texte en plusieurs états ainsi que les culs de lampes. Quelques petites rousseurs éparses.

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        Rain in the Doorway

      Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc., NY 1933 - Cloth hardcover titled/decorated in gilt, early edition. Signed by Smith to the half title page with 1934 date. Spine board extremities sunned, corners softened. Ex-college library copy with two bookplates to fep, previous owner inscription to ffep, discreet pencilled numbers to rear endpage, no other library markings. Hinges straining in spots. Text body unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Crépuscule sur la mer. Illustrations de Maurice Denis gravées sur bois par Jacques Beltrand.

      P., chez l'artiste, Imprimerie Lahure, 1933, In-4, en feuilles, sous chemise à rabat cartonnée de l'éditeur, dos toilé, non coupé, 216 pp. Tirée à 225 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives.Les 24 compositions en couleurs dont 4 hors-texte et les 42 culs-de-lampe ont été imprimées sur les Presses de Jacques Beltrand."Je dédie ces reflets d'elle-même à la pierre forte entre toutes, verte et précieuse, d'un cher pays... à cette Bretagne, la plus noble terre..." A. Suarès.

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        Autograph Quotation signed N. p. o. d.

      1933. 4to. ¾ p. Quoting the opening lines from his famous essay "Leiden und Grösse Richard Wagners" ("Suffering and greatness of Richard Wagner"), written in 1933. - Minor signs of blurring; left edge with punched holes.

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        Autograph postcard signed. [Nemchinovk], 19. V. 1933.

      1933. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autograph address. In Russian, to his third wife, Natalja: "I have received all your letters, it upsets me quite much, and everything is particularly difficult if you are nervous to such an extent, but I still can't leave. It is very diffult to leave, indeed, but I have taken some steps towards the Narkompros [i. e. the People's Commissariat for Education] and obtained a ticket for May 23.. I will arrive around 12 o'clock noon [...] Unfortunately, I can't send any money for I have not drawn my salary up till now [...]". (transl.). Malewitsch über sich. Zeitgenossen über Malewitsch. Briefe. Dokumente. Erinnerungen. Kritik. Vol. 1, Moscow 2004, no. 38.

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        Le Théâtre Japonais (Nabuki).

      P., Edité sous la direction de Jacques De Brunhoff, chez Jules Meynial, 1933, 1 vol. in-folio (385 x 285) broché sous couverture crème imprimée en marron, signe japonais en noir, de (2) ff. (faux-titre et titre) - 96 pp. - (2) ff. (table et justificatif de tirage) - XXXII pl. Dos très légèrement plissé, pâle et discrète moillure en marge inférieure à partir de la page 69 jusqu'à la fin de l'ouvrage, quelques rarissimes rousseurs marginales, parfait exemplaire non coupé par ailleurs. 32 superbes planches hors-texte en noir et sanguine et 48 dessins en noir dans le texte d'Alexandre Iacovleff, reproduits en héliogravure par la Société Desfossés-Néogravure. Tiré à 500 exemplaires numérotés, tous sur papier d'Arches, ici le N°287. Le plus beau livre d'Alexandre Iacovleff rare dans cette condition.

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        LA MAGNIFIQUE HISTOIRE DU JEU DE PAUME

      "1 volume ; Bordeaux : Delmas ; Paris : Brossard, 1933 ; 415 p. : ill., 27 cm. " Petit in-4 carré, demi-basane verte racinée à bandes, dos à 1 nerf cabochon orné de pastilles et de filets dorés, tête teintée, couverture et dos, non rogné. (Reliure de l'éditeur). Illustré de nombreuses reproductions de gravures anciennes dont 15 hors-texte et de documents photographiques. Edition originale et premier tirage. Exemplaire numéroté sur vélin Outhenin-Chalandre (176/1000). Bel exemplaire dans une jolie reliure Art Déco..

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        Autograph letter signed. Moscow, 14. IX. 1933.

      1933. 4to. 3½ pp. on 2 ff. With autogr. envelope. In Russian, to his third wife, Natalja, on a day he and Ivan Vassilyevitch Kljun spent together attending an exhibition of the Red Workers' and Peasants' Army and visiting officials. Kljun urged him to have his hair cut, as Malevich resembled a "savage". They failed to meet Lobanov, who wanted a landscape. "[...] You cannot imagine my sentiments. What else should I do, and how wait? I am completely starved, and although I have eaten quite well these two days at Ivan Vassilyevitch's, there is no way I might be satiated, and after all, I cannot live at his place, and there is nowhere for me to go. I still have no money to go to Nemchinovka and stay there overnight [...] It's simply a nightmare when the thought turns up that something might happen to me, a severe mental illness might afflict me. Tomorrow I will try to see mother, maybe I can raise some money there [...]". Also, Malevich mentions his difficult relationship with his brother, and that he avoids seeing him: "That's what it amounts to, when a man has not a penny, they all start to lecture you and call you a fool [...] Yes, this is hard indeed for me; when people find out that you have to money, they change their ways entirely. [...]" (transl.).

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        Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstag. Manuskriptalbum von verschiedenen Händen. Berlin, Bremen, Bückeburg, Göttingen, Kalksburg, Lambarene, Starnberg u. a. O., zumeist Sommer 1933.

      1933. 20 Beiträge auf zus. 56 beschr. SS. Mit 3 Tuschzeichnungen (Bückeburger Motive) und 2 montierten Fotografien. Originaler grüner Maroquinband mit Wappensupralibros. Kopfgoldschnitt. Gr.-8vo. Im zeitgenöss. Pappschuber. Schönes, wohl von der Erstbeiträgerin Agnes Miegel (1879-1964) initiiertes Album zum 60. Geburtstag der Lulu von Strauß und Torney, verwitwete Diederichs, am 20. September 1933. Unter den Beiträgern finden sich Lou Andreas-Salomé ("was ein Mensch zeitlebens zu bewältigen hat, entspräche nicht so sehr einem - größern oder kleinern - Haufen von Einzelheiten als, noch in jeglichem und geringsten einem Hineingehen in alle Ganzheit"), der Germanist Richard Benz ("in schönen Augusttagen des Jahres 1916, bin ich Ihnen begegnet: als der erste Autor des Verlags [...], der Ihnen als der Gattin von Eugen Diederichs zu Gesicht kam"), Marie von Bodelschwingh (Erinnerungen an ihre Jugendzeit in Bückeburg), der Bildhauer Ernst Gorsemann (Grußadresse und Anekdote, mit 2 Fotografien), die Bückeburger Freundin Olga Jebens ("Die räumliche Trennung seit Deiner Heirat hat das Vertrauen und die seelische Verbundenheit nicht zerstören können"), Agnes Miegel ("Es ist ein Junitag, an dem ich dieses schreibe und es soll doch ein Gruß sein zu Deinem Geburtstag. Aber ich muß heute so sehr an einen Tag, eigentlich einen Augenblick aus unserm Leben denken, der mir immer als ganz besonders bedeutungsvoll erschienen ist"), Börries Frhr. von Münchhausen ("In ganz alter Freundschaft, liebe Lulu, grüsse ich dich heute, einer Freundschaft, die zurückgeht auf jene Tage, da wir als halbe Kinder in Apelern das Glück meiner Mutter genossen"), der Germanist Hans Naumann (1 Sonett und 1 Prosastück mit Thomas-Mann-Anekdote: "Mit Thomas Mann ging ich einst durch die Gassen von Jena und zeigte sie ihm. Da trafen wir Eugen Diederichs. Und der behauptete, das alles sei nichts, verglichen mit einer Rostbratwurst"), der Pädagoge Herman Nohl ("Sie kennen meine Liebe zu Brahms. An Künstlern wie ihm und Ihnen wird mir immer von neuem deutlich, was deutsche Art und Kunst eigentlich ist"), Albert Schweitzer (Lambarene, 13. VII. 1933: "Wie oft denke ich an die Stunde des Zusammenseins in Frankfurt vor einem Jahre [...] Im Spital sehr viel Arbeit. Zur Zeit beherbergt es 350 Kranke. Während ich Ihnen schreibe schweift mein Blick über den im blauen Dunste liegenden Fluss. Motorboote legen an Dampfer an ... Schwarze bringen die Waaren, die der Dampfer mitnehmen soll. Dass man auf dem Aequator ist, spürt man heute nicht. Ein kühles Lüftchen kommt vom Südpol. Es ist Winter bei uns"), Ina Seidel ("in demselben wunderbaren Sommer 1903, in dem wir damals Achtzehnjährigen uns gleichzeitig für die 'Buddenbrooks' und für 'Die Briefe, die ihn nicht erreichten' begeisterten, lernte ich auch Deine Gedichte kennen - die 'Lieder und Balladen'"), die Malerin Gertrud Simmel geb. Kinel ("Man meint: Leben, das seien die guten Zeiten, und was man leidet, das sei nun der Abzug vom Leben. Leiden ist Leben, wie Frohsein Leben ist"), Lisa Tetzner ("Seitdem Du mir zum ersten Mal entgegen tratest, in Jena an jenem Abend, als ich Dir zum ersten Mal Märchen erzählen durfte, [...] hat uns ein tiefes Freundschaftsband verbunden"), Helene Voigt-Diederichs (Gedicht) und der Kulturphilosoph Herman Wirth (Bremen, "Sommersonnenwende 1933": "Unsere Wendezeit harrt der Wiederkehr der Volksmütter"). - Einmontiert ferner ein eh. Br. m. U. (Berlin, 2. X. 1908) und ein eh. Billett m. U. (Fragment) ihres Onkels Dr. Dr. von Strauß und Torney. - Die Lyrikerin Lulu von Strauß und Torney veröffentlichte ihre ersten Gedichte 1898; praktisch ihr gesamtes Werk stammt aus der Zeit vor dem ersten Weltkrieg. Sie fand Kontakt zum Göttinger Kreis um den Dichter Börries von Münchhausen und lernte Agnes Miegel und Theodor Heuss kennen, mit denen sie eine lebenslange Freundschaft verband. 1916 heiratete sie in Bückeburg den Verleger Eugen Diederichs (1867-1930) und zog nach Jena. Unter seinem Einfluss wandte sie sich religiösen Themen, Sagen und Märchen zu. Im Oktober 1933 legte sie das Gelöbnis treuester Gefolgschaft für Adolf Hitler ab; das "entjudete" "Volkstestament" von 1941 dürfte von ihr redigiert worden sein. - Durch die Aufbewahrung im Pappschuber von tadelloser Erhaltung.

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        God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

      House of Books, Ltd, 1933. Limited Numbered First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Fine in Acetate Cover. A beautiful and scarce Limited Numbered First Edition by Ernest Hemingway, numbered 296 out of only 300 copies on the limitation page opposite the title page. Bound in the original red-orange cloth, the book is square and solid but shows the typical light discolorationj of the cloth. The pages are tan and the edges rough cut. Includes the glassine dustjacket and an acetate cover, all in fine condition. Measuring twelve pages, this is the first appearance of Hemingway's powerful and effective short story, published later the same year in "Winner Take Nothing" but as a more censored version. [Hannenan A11A]. A very nice copy of a scarce Hemingway story.

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        Voyageur immobile. 33 petits poèmes dont un avec musique. Texte, dessins en couleurs et agréments de Eekman, musique de Mlle Gauthier-Villars.

      1933Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1933. 24 x 18,5 cm (R), petit in-4, 1 f. bl. - 73 pp. - 1 f. - 2 ff. bl., 16 lithographies en couleurs et un planche de musique en couleurs à pleine page comprises dans la pagination (versos blancs), 25 dessins en noir en cul-de-lampe dans le texte, reliure de demi-veau jaspé, dos à 4 nerfs, titre doré, tranches mouchetées, feuillet de table, paginé 5, relié en fin de volume. Edition originale. L'un des 50 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches, seul grand papier, signé à la mine de plomb par l'auteur et illustrateur (n° 25). Extrêmement rare en édition ordinaire, et a fortiori sur grand papier, ce charmant livre illustré de poésies pour petits et grands est l'oeuvre du peintre surréaliste belge d'origine hollandaise Nicolas Eekman. Ses compositions sont gentiment fantastiques et ses poèmes pour enfants rappellent ceux que Robert Desnos composait vers la même époque. Les "enfantina" dont il existe un tirage de tête signé sont particulièrement peu communs. Bel et rare exemplaire. (Inconnu de Monod)

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        Autograph letter signed. Baden (Switzerland), "Friday", i. e. [summer 1933].

      1933. 4to. 2 pp. To the collector Tony (Antonia) Kirchhoff in Wiesbaden, written while taking the waters at Baden, Switzerland. Jawlensky writes about about a trip to Basel, where he organised an exhibition of his paintings and attended a Marcel Gromaire exhibition. - Jawlensky was very close to the Wiesbaden collector Heinrich Kirchhoff and his wife and Tony; the relationship ended abruptly when it became known that Jawlensky and his frequent sitter Tony had been having an affair.

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        THE CASE OF THE SULKY GIRL

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1933., 1933. First edition. First edition. Second appearance of Perry Mason. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown sheet, else a fine, bright copy in a facsimile dust jacket. A beautiful young girl said she wanted to get married, but her uncle and guardian, Edward Norton, had threatened to cut her off from her fortune if she did marry. She came to Perry Mason to see if he could help her squirm out of the terms of the will that was so binding. Mason gave her no encouragement in this regard. Later that same evening Edward Norton was murdered, soon afterward his niece retained Perry Mason to represent her. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery.

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        Richard of Bordeaux.

      1933 - Fifth impression., corrected. 8vo., cloth, red lettering piece to spine. London, Victor Gollancz. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, 'Eileen Granger with appreciation from Herbert Menges', followed by a few bars of music, 'andante expressivo', 'John Gielgud: with all good wishes and many thanks', 'Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, to whom you gave much pleasure', and 'Good wishes! Gordon Daviot'. Also signed on the rear free endpaper by Eileen Grainger, George Stratton, Jack Silvestre, and three others. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Aspects de Lyon par Blanc et Demilly (10 fascicules).

      Edition de la Société des Amis de Guignol, Lyon, 1933, 10 fascicules sous chemises à rabats numérotées, in-folio de 380x285 mm environ, contenant chacun 12 reproductions sous serpentes légendées, en héliogravure de photographies de Blanc et Demilly, ornés d'une photographie en couverture, non paginés, complet de 121 photos. Cette édition en 10 albums contenant chacun douze vues, a été tirées à 500 exemplaires numérotés (N° 175), par Braun à Mulhouse et Audin de Lyon. La premier volume contient un feuillet avec le titre, le faux-titre et une préface de Justin Godard. Le dernier volume contient une 13ème photographie (portrait du Président Herriot) et la justification du tirage. Serpentes insolées, chemises : avec fentes sur les angles des rabats (certains détachés), des mouillures (sans atteinte aux photos), intérieur bon état. Rare. Théo Blanc, Antoine Demilly, Justin Godard. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        A Vau-L'Eau, par J. K. Huysmans, dix-neuf eaux-fortes et pointes sèches de Edgard Chahine, Paris, Georges Courville, 1933.

      1 volume in-4° relié demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos avec nerfs ornés de filets dorés, titre doré, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, (Hauttecoeur relieur), tirage limité à 215 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 200 sur grand vélin d'arches numéroté. Une épidermure sur un coin. Infimes rousseurs surtout en couverture et en gardes.

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        ACTIVITES.

      Paris, Revue mensuelle internationale, 3 volumes in-8 brochés. 4 numéros en 3 volumes publiés de Mai à Août 1933. Collection complète de cette revue dirigée par Pauline Torry. Très beaux sommaires : Drieu la Rochelle " Un réfractaire ", Philippe Soupault " Le nouveau visage de la jeunesse en France ", " Quatre de l'imprimerie ", " Décadence du cinéma américain " et " Mirages de l'intelligence ", G. Stein " Composition comme explication ", G. Ribemont-Dessaigne " Le chant du cygne " et " Le pape et la vie ", Jean Hélion " L'atmosphère de l'URSS " , Maïakovsky " Les deux Moscou ", Goriély " Alexandre Bezymiensky ", etc... Reproductions des œuvres de Miro, Pevsner, Seligman, Arp etc... Rare ensemble en parfait état.

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        Mexico

      Delphic Studios, New York, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover (in Slipcase). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. BRUEHL, ANTON. Mexico, New York: Delphic Studios, 1933. Folio, edition of 1,000, unpaginated with 25 photogravures, tan linen with black leather spine, slipcased. Parr & Badger, V.1, p. 81: "The images are close in style to those made by Paul Strand in Mexico in 1932-4, although Bruehl's pictures do not display the sense of suffering that colors much of Strand's work. ... The book is an interesting demonstration of the kind of formalist modernism that does not even pretend to make any social analysis of what is being photographed." Scarce. Condition of this book: Slipcase in 2 pieces, bottom panel missing. Spine worn, 3-inch chunk at tail is loose but present. Leaves clean and tight, images fine. Size: Large Folio (bigger than A3). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Mexico; 1930s; Photography. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 51795. .

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        Frost In May (Signed By The Author In The Year Of Publication : Association Copy) Author's Scarce First Novel

      UK: Desmond Harmsworth The First UK printing published by Desmond Harmsworth in 1933. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Mild soiling to the pale covers with toning to the spine. Light toning of the text block with the occasional spotting to the page edges in places. Original pale blue endpapers present. Free from erasures and inscriptions. The scarce paper WRAPPER is in Very Good+ condition and is clipped. Light fading to spine colouring but this remains very bright. Mild edge wear with a chip to the upper spine extending across the rear upper edge (see images). The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed and Dated by Antonia White to the front end paper: 'To Tom, the first copy, from Toni' and dated at the lower front end paper in the same hand 'June 25th 1933'. The recipient was White's second husband Tom Hopkinson. Antonia White married Tom Hopkinson, then a copywriter, in 1930. He went on to become famous as the editor of Picture Post, and was eventually knighted for his services to journalism. The British author's first novel, a fictionalized account of her time at a Catholic boarding school and her expulsion subsequently reissued as a Virago Classic. The first copy off the press with a wonderful dedication and scarce wrapper - very Collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        The Novels and Plays of Saki. Complete in One Volume

      The Viking Press, New York 1933 - Stated "Second 'Omnibus' Volume." Rebound in blue half morocco gilt and papercovered boards, probably soon after publication. Spine expertly preserved, otherwise a nice near fine copy. This copy bears two identical examples of the armorial bookplate of Thomas Ruggles Pynchon (on both the pastedown and front fly), and was purchased by us some years back from a scout who purchased it at a tag sale at the author's parents' home. Presumably the bookplate was that of the author's father, also named Thomas Ruggles Pynchon. One could speculate at length about the effect of the spooky, fantastic tales of Saki on the young Pynchon, and indeed you are free to do so. We won't, but we are not above selling the book based on those conjectures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AU TEMPS DES JUGES, Chants Bibliques .

      - Aux Dépens d'un Amateur, 1933, in4 ( 245x200mm), broché, couverture rempliée, 60 pages et 12 illustrations couleurs hors-texte attribuées à André Collot, édition d'après un manuscrit inédit de Pierre Louys tirée à petit nombre sur grand vélin d'Arches à la forme, édition originale et premier des 20 exemplaires contenant une aquarelle, un dessin au crayon et un cuivre encré ayant servi au tirage, paraphe ( cachet gravé ) de l'artiste sous la justification du tirage, la suite annoncée n'est pas présente, couverture un peu usagée, dos et 4e plat passés, quelques défauts d'usage : rares salissures et quelques serpentes froissées, sinon l'état est tout à fait convenable. Rare édition clandestine d'un ouvrage érotique de Pierre Louys, dont le manuscrit n'a jamais été retrouvé.

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         L'Antitête.

      Paris, Editions des Cahiers Libres, 1933. In-8 (190 x 139 mm) de 190 pp., [1] f., demi-maroquin bleu nuit à la Bradel, titre et auteur dorés, date en queue, couverture et dos conservés.EDITION ORIGINALE, tirée à 1218 exemplaires. Celui-ci un des exemplaires du service de presse avec un intéressant envoi autographe signé de Tzara et adressé à Hattenville : «à M. Hattenville en remerciement de son attitude qui m'a profondément touché, avec le cordial hommage de Tristan Tzara».Ce dernier faisait en effet partie de ceux qui défendirent la cause du poète contre un article injurieux de Pierre-Louis Flouquet dans Le Journal des Poètes. Hattenville fut le cosignataire d'une lettre adressée au journaliste indélicat.Très bel exemplaire, élégamment relié.

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        Poèmes

      Paris, Gonin, 1933 Grand in-4 (32,5cm x 25,5cm) de [4ff.]; 112pp & [3ff.] 50 compositions de Charles DESPIAU dont 43 lithographies et 7 bois. Ouvrage tiré à 99 exemplaires dont 15 sur chine, 15 sur Japon et 69 sur Hollande. Il à été tiré en outre 15 exemplaires de collaborateurs. 1er tirage. Plein maroquin tête de nègre, 1er plat décoré de filets à froids formant des cercles et, du titre et auteur frappé or dans une belle police rectiligne, dos lisse orné du titre et de l'auteur frappé or, tranches dorée; contre-plats largement bordé de même maroquin, couverture et dos conservées, sous étui. (MAROT-RODDE) Exemplaire sur Hollande portant le n°8, signé par l'artiste sur la page de justification. Superbe exemplaire, reliure en parfait état, très bel état intérieur, frais malgré de rarissimes piqures sans importance.

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        The Sinner

      Liveright Inc. New York 1933 - First American Edition of author's first book appearance in the United States. Translated from the Yiddish by Maurice Samuel. Uncommon Jewish themed novel to be found in original illustrated dustjacket. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some very shallow chips at spine ends and top front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Uniformen der H.J. Vorschrift und Vorbild für die Bekleidung und Ausrüstung der Hitler-Jugend, des Deutschen Jungvolks in der H. J., des Bundes Deutscher Mädel in der H.J. und der Jungmädel im B.D.M. in der H.J. Amtlich herausgegeben von der Reichsjugendführung der NSDAP.

      Hamburg, Diepenbroick-Grüter & Schulz, 1933.. Octavo. Pp. (vi), plus 16 plates. Professionally rebound copy. Each leaf and plate is expertly mounted on archival card and the entirety is bound in neat red full cloth. The original pictorial covers laid down on both sides. Last two plates are reproduced in fine colour facsimile and bound in the same way. Excellent copy in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Of this first edition we were able to locate a single institutional copy in Germany, that in the library of Topographie des Terrors. OCLC locates one more institutional holding worldwide, that in Harvard Library. The beautiful plates depict numerous variations of Hitlerjugend uniforms for various age groups. Illustrations of ranks, insignia, flags, guidons and standards, as well of gear and personal accouterment are also present. The fine plates are not lithographed but produced from several metal plates, a laborious and delicate process. At the end of the 19th century the term “chromotypograph”, implying colour printed from raised metal, as type is, was used for colour prints which made use of metal relief blocks. It is indeed the process used in this book; the colour plates were printed from etched metal blocks, a relief method rather than planographic.

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        Uniformen der H.J. Vorschrift und Vorbild für die Bekleidung und Ausrüstung der Hitler-Jugend, des Deutschen Jungvolks in der H. J., des Bundes Deutscher Mädel in der H.J. und der Jungmädel im B.D.M. in der H.J. Amtlich herausgegeben von der Reichsjugendführung der NSDAP.

      Hamburg, Diepenbroick-Grüter & Schulz 1933 - Octavo. Pp. (vi), plus 16 plates. Professionally rebound copy. Each leaf and plate is expertly mounted on archival card and the entirety is bound in neat red full cloth. The original pictorial covers laid down on both sides. Last two plates are reproduced in fine colour facsimile and bound in the same way. Excellent copy in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Extremely rare. Of this first edition we were able to locate a single institutional copy in Germany, that in the library of Topographie des Terrors. OCLC locates one more institutional holding worldwide, that in Harvard Library. The beautiful plates depict numerous variations of Hitlerjugend uniforms for various age groups. Illustrations of ranks, insignia, flags, guidons and standards, as well of gear and personal accouterment are also present. The fine plates are not lithographed but produced from several metal plates, a laborious and delicate process. At the end of the 19th century the term "chromotypograph", implying colour printed from raised metal, as type is, was used for colour prints which made use of metal relief blocks. It is indeed the process used in this book; the colour plates were printed from etched metal blocks, a relief method rather than planographic.

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        The Farmer’s Year ( In Wonderful Condition )

      The First UK printing published by Collins in 1933. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Large,oblong folio with 12 wonderful full page wood engravings and 7 vignettes plus initial letters and patterned endpapers. Original gilt titled green cloth. The spine and top and bottom edges are faded and lightly rubbed as commonly found. Some mild staining to the lower front and rear covers (see images). Internally the book is very clean and free from inscriptions. Mild spotting in a few places but the plates remain clean. Wonderful decorated endpapers copying the dustjacket design. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ or better condition. It has mild toning, edge wear, rubbing with minor loss and nicks in places (See photos). Large closed tear at the lower front panel extending from spine fold. However, this comes together well and is barely noticeable in the removable Brodart archival cover. A very scarce title to find in the original first issue wrapper in such condition. Housed in a custom slipcase with ribbon tie. Clare Leighton's masterpiece. Collectible. More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Hop-o'-my-thumb went up to the Ogre softly and pulled off his seven-league boots

      1933. Hop-O-'My Thumb"RACKHAM, Arthur, artist. "Hop-o'-my-thumb went up to the Ogre softly and pulled off his seven-league boots" [Sussex]. 1933. Original pen-and-ink and watercolor drawing, signed "A Rackham" on lower left-hand corner, for the color plate facing page 28 in the The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. [1933]. Image size: 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches: 241 x 172 mm. (board size: 10 3/16 x 8 3/8 inches: 259 x 212 mm.). Matted, framed and glazed. "Seven-league boots are very tiresome to the person who wears them; so the Ogre now began to think of resting, and happened to sit down on the very rock where the poor children were hid. As he was so tired, and it was a very hot day, he fell asleep, and soon began to snore so loudly that the little fellows were terrified. When Hop-o'-my-thumb saw this he said to his brothers, "Courage, my lads! Never fear! You have nothing to do but to steal away and get home while the Ogre is fast asleep, and leave me to shift for myself." The brothers now were very glad to do whatever he told them, and so they soon came to their father's house. In the meantime Hop-o'my-thumb went up to the Ogre softly, pulled off his seven-league boots very gently, and put them on his own legs: for though the boots were very large, yet, being fairy boots, they could make make themselves small enough to fit any leg they pleased." This illustration was also used on the front panel of the dust jacket on the first trade edition.This is an exceptional watercolor encapsulating everything that Rackham is known for. Here we have an Ogre - wearing a red and white striped bandana on his head with pointed ears, a very long pointed nose and sharp teeth. He is sleeping with a grin on his face, totally oblivious as to what tiny Hop-o'-my-thumb is doing. One of his Seven-league boots is already off his left foot, lying on the ground and Hop-o'-my-thumb is trying to pull the enormous right boot off the Ogre. The Ogre is lying between the roots of an giant tree within a forest of trees and there are little white flowers on the ground around him. In the foreground are six pixie-like children running away from the Ogre, just as Hop-o'-my-thumb told them to do. A truly masterful watercolor, with Rackham using his art to create a time capsule and epitomizing his skill in bringing a moment in time to life.Seven-league boots are an element in European folklore. The boot allows the person wearing them to take strides of seven leagues per step, resulting in great speed. The boots are often presented by a magical character to the protagonist to aid in the completion of a significant task. Mention of the legendary boots are found in: Charles Perrault's Hop o My Thumb (France) and also Jack the Giant Killer (England).

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