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        Goblin Market

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1933. Octavo. Original limp vellum, title to front cover in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Housed in publisher's original slipcase. Colour frontispiece, 3 similar plates, and black and white illustrations throughout. Light cockling to leaves. Otherwise a fine copy in a slightly soiled slipcase with minor wear to extremities. Signed limited edition, this being number 183 of 410 copies signed by Rackham.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ah King : six stories / W. S. Maugham

      London : William Heinemann Ltd. 1933 - SIGNED manuscript letter from the author (on his headed paper) tipped in. Physical description; [6], 339, [1] p. ; 8vo. ; 19 cm. Contents; Ah King.--Footprints in the jungle.--The door of opportunity.--The vessel of wrath.--The book-bag.--The back of beyond.--Neil MacAdam. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 339 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Femmes [Collection d'Etudes Photographiques du Corps Humain, No. 1]

      Editions Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris 1933 - Folio. 20 loose leaves (title-page + nineteen plates numbered 2 to 20, some coated and some un-coated), as issued. Original photo-illustrated paper portfolio. Cover photograph mounted on stiff paper portfolio. Book housed in a custom-made green cloth clamshell-box, with title laid on spine. Sasha Stone (1895-1940) belonged to the circle around the constructivist periodical "G", which included Moholy-Nagy, Mies van der Rohe, El Lissitzky and Walter Benjamin. He created the photomontage for the dust-jacket of Benjamin's famous book "Einbahnstraße" (One-Way Street). Stone's nude work appeared in "Femmes," where his High Modernist nude figure studies emphasize sculptural form and unexpected angles. Some rubbing, creasing, and age-toning along edges of portfolio. Inside of spine partly taped. Minor creasing along edges of title and last plate. Tiny closed tear taped at verso of plate #20. Title-page in French. Clamshell-box in overall very good, portfolio in fair to good-, interior in good+, plates in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Der Marsch ins Reich der Caoba

      Büchergilde Gutenberg, Zürich 1933 - Third book in Traven's Mahogany series, and the first of his books published by the new Büchergile Gutenberg in Zurich following the appropriation of the Berlin press by the Nazi's in May 1933. The novel was not published in English until 1961, when Robert Hale released it under the title March to Caobaland; the American edition, retitled March to the Monteria, is a reprint of the UK edition that was published by Dell as a mass market paperback in 1964. It tells the story of Celso, a Mexican Indian peasant trapped into debt slavery in a mahogany (caoba) camp deep in the jungle, which he slowly realizes he will never be able to get away from, earning barely enough to sustain his endless labors. A scarce title in dustjacket. TREVERTON 705, p.75-77. Octavo (23.5cm); blue-gray cloth, with titles stamped in maroon on spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; 255pp. Some trivial wear to spine ends, else Fine. Dustjacket is lightly edgeworn, with several short edge tears (a few archivally mended on verso) and some minor touch-up to the black portions at spine ends; overall a bright, Very good+ example. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        STORIES FROM PIERRE LOTI. Translated by Lafcadio Hearn. With introduction by Albert Mordell.

      HEARN'S ALTER EGO-LOTI WHO ALSO LOVED A JAPANESE GIRL ! [Tokyo 1933] - , Hokuseido. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Blue cloth,very good in dust jacket, 241p., 13 x 18.5 cm. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Hound of Death

      London: The Crime Club, Collins,, [1933]. And Other Stories. Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine in black. Spine rolled and faded, a few marks to boards, tips rubbed, contents mildly foxed. A very good copy. First Crime Club edition, first impression, with the cancel title page. This book was first published by Odhams as part of a promotion in association with the periodical "The Passing Show", after the Crime Club declined to do so. However, Collins later took over a small number of sheets and issued the book under The Crime Club imprint. Scarce.

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        Warum Krieg?

      (Paris), Internationales Institut für geistige Zusammenarbeit Völkerbund 1933.. 22,5 : 16,5 cm. 62 pages, 1 leaf Original boards.. One of 2000 numbered copies of this epoch-making oeuvre. - Some underlining in red; piece of upper spine missing. - Rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Steinbach]
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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination

      Tudor Publishing Co., New York 1933 - Gilt lettered black cloth in pictorial dust jacket. Housed in original cardboard box with pictorial paper label. Dust jacket and box with expert restoration work. Some gold flaking from title. Nice copy of this great edition of Poe's stories. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        TRAGEDY OF HAMLET, PRINCE OF DENMARK.|THE

      The Limited Editions Club, (New York, NY 1933 - 8vo. full English pigskin blind-stamped with a design by Eric Gill, slipcase, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (2), xiv, 149, (3) pages. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the engraver on colophon (LEC 44). Wood engravings and initials by Eric Gill (Gill, 2nd. ed., 287). Introduction by Gilbert Murray. Note upon the text. Printed by Hague and Gill on Barcham Green paper. Slipcase lightly sunned, and rubbed at edges. Bumped at top front corner. Bookplates removed from front and back pastedowns. Well preserved copy. full English pigskin blind-stamped with a design by Eric Gill, slipcase, top edge cut, other edges uncut [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Birds of the Island of Java. Two volumes. Complete set, Volume 1: Passeres and Volume 2: Non-Passeres

      Published by the author 1933 - Tokyo: Published by the author. Volume I: Passeres, 1933: 14 color plates and one folding map; Volume II: Non-Passeres, 1936: 20 color plates and one folding map. Half burgundy cloth over boards. Small folio. This is a Fine set of a scarce work on the avifauna of this most populous island of Indonesia. Two volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buteo Books]
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        The North American Indians

      John Grant, Edinburgh 1933 - Edinburgh: John Grant, 1933. Leather_bound. Three volumes. Thick octavo. The Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs by Thomas L. McKenny and James Hall. A new edition, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge. Illustrated with 123 full-page plates in colour(chiefly from the Indian Gallery, formerly in the War Department at Washington), photogravure portraits and two maps. Bound in three quarter tan morocco between cloth boards, red and green gilt title label, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. a handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books ABAA, ILAB]
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        WIND IN THE WILLOWS

      - GRAHAME,KENNETH. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. NY: Scribner 1933 (1933). 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 1/2"), blue gilt cloth, near Fine condition in pictorial dust wrapper (archival mends on verso, fraying to spine ends and light soil, really VG+). 1st U.S. edition, being the first U.S. edition with illustrations by E.H. SHEPARD. The U.S. edition appeared 2 years after the U.K. edition, however the pictorial dust wrapper on the American edition has illustrations not found on the the U.K. edition. Illustrated by Shepard with wrapper design, yellow pictorial endpapers and numerous illustrations throughout the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Le Corset dans l'Art et les Moeurs du XIIIe au XXe Siecle. Vorwort von Louis Barthou.

      Paris, Libron, 1933.. Mit 76 (12 farb.) Tafeln, jeweils mit Text auf einem transparenten Vorschaltblatt, 9 beigebundene Blatt Faksimiles (diese im Format kleiner u. teils nur einseitig bedruckt), 70, tls. mehrtlg. Illustr. u. 3 tls. mehrtlg. Faksimiles. (1 w. Bl.), 1 w. Bl., 2 Bl., V, 278 S., 1 Bl., 1 w. Bl. u. (1 w. Bl.). 4°. Goldgepr. OU., dieser tls. gering fleckig. Tls. leicht gelockert, ganz vereinzelt nicht bzw. nicht exakt aufgeschnitten, sonst gutes Exemplar.. Für Fragen stehen wir Ihnen gerne telefonisch zur Verfügung!Nummer 467 von 575 Exemplaren dieser Ausgabe.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Buchhandlung Held GbR]
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        Collection of autographs by Japanese political and military leaders: Saito Makoto, Toshizou Nishio, and Kichisaburo Nomura.

      Tokyo and [Washington, DC], 1933-1941.. 4 sets of autographs laid down to album leaves, including original envelopes, numerous photo reproductions and newspaper clippings.. Collection assembled by the young Uruguayan nobleman Alejandro Zorrilla de San Martin (1909-87; Foreign Affairs Minister from 1963 to 1965 and grandson of Jose Luis Zorrilla de San Martin, the National Poet of Uruguay) by direct application. All signed in Japanese and English. Viscount Saito Makoto (1858-1936), formerly an admiral in the Imperial Navy, signs as Prime Minister of Japan (8 August 1933). General Toshizo Nishio (1881-1960) was considered one of the most successful and ablest strategists of the Imperial Japanese Army. His card is postmarked 5 Sept. 1934. Kichisaburo Nomura (1877-1964), another former Imperial admiral, served as ambassador to the United States at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. His signature is dated 9 April 1941, eight months before that event, and is accompanied by a TLS cover letter by the Secretary to the Ambassador. Also included is a TLS from Goro Sakale, son of General Gaishi Nagaoka (1858-1933), who informs Zorrilla that his father, to whom the collector had applied for an autograph, passed away on the 23rd of April.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        POP-UP MICKEY MOUSE

      - POP-UP. (DISNEY) THE POP-UP MICKEY MOUSE. NY: Blue Ribbon (1933). 8vo, pictorial boards, FINE!! A wonderful pop-up with 3 super, double page pop-ups in perfect condition. There are also many half-page black and white illus. in text- all done by the Disney Studios. A nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Four days wonder

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co.. [1933]. "First American edition, 8vo, pp. 288; original green cloth stamped in gilt and black; binding soiled and spine a little sunned; original printed dust jacket (supplied?) with a few minor breaks and chips at extremities, spine sunned. This copy with a warm inscription from Mikne, ""For Bob (?) / with my love / specially bound in green to make the owner of the English edition jealous / Blue / Christmas 1933."" 'Blue' was Milne's nickname, possibly for his blue eyes, and possibly because he was inclined to dress in blue. "

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES.

      The Macmillan Company, 1933. - First edition. Near fine in dust jacket, lightly darkened on the spine. Within the pages of this book, Starrett attempts to expound upon information about which Holmes and Watson were somewhat closed-mouthed. He attempts to answer questions about the origin of Holmes, his methods, his daily life, etc., that Watson, with his preoccupation with deductive reasoning and notoriously bad memory, often forgot to explain. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung: 42. Jahrgang 1933: Heft 1 - 52 ( 8. Januar - 31. Dezember 1933 ) Vorgebunden: Heft 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 des Jahrgangs 41 = 1932 ). In 2 Bänden aufgebunden.

      Ullstein, Berlin 1933 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1932 - 1933 ). Mit den Seiten ( 1932 ): 1562 - 1788 sowie den Seiten 1 - 1911 des Jahrgangs 42 ( = 1933 ). Der Jahrgang 1933 hier somit vollständig vorliegend. Mit tausenden von schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen, alle Bereiche des politischen, alltäglichen, kulturellen, wirtschaftlichen, sportlichen Lebens darstellend in Wort und Bild. Jeweils in Halbleinenbänden der Zeit mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln und goldgeprägten Einbandrücken, Folio ( 37,5 x 27,5 cm ). Einbände etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten gering bestoßen. Innen Papier durchgehend leicht gebräunt, wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Insgesamt guter Zustand. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 7800 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Winner Take Nothing

      London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933., 39. FIRST EDITION. 8vo., pp. 244. Publisher's black cloth, gilt labels to spine, little marking, and upper board; top edge tinted. Fine. In VG+ dustwrapper, generally age toned, a little frayed and chipped along extremities and corners with a couple of small closed tears; a couple of folds starting, one strengthened with tape from the inside. Shows extremely well.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Warum Krieg? Ein Briefwechsel.

      Paris, Internationales Institut für geistige Zusammenarbeit 1933 - 22.5 x 16.5 cm, 61 S., num. Ex., N° 45 von 2000 Ex., mit Widmung von Benno Braunschweig an Dr. Ernst Wolf ( Basel, 6.5.1935) auf Vorsatz, OR - Br. lose, Br. gering fleckig und Ränder gebräunt [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat A. Wempe]
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        Nachrichtenblatt des Verbandes Nationaler Polizeibeamten Gr(oß) Hamburg. Organ des Verbandes nationaler Polizeibeamten Groß-Hamburg. 1. Jahrgang, Heft 1 - 9 ( = 1. April 1933 - 1. August 1933 )

      Hamburg 1933 - ( Ohne Verlagsangabe - Mitgliederzeitschrift des Verbandes ) Mit 144 Seiten und sehr zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen, ferner einige weitere zwischen den Nummern unnummeriert miteingebundene Seiten mit Abbildungen. OKarton ( alter Schnellhefter ( Rapid Binder ES/1 ) )mit farbigem Deckelbildchen. Der Okarton stark angestaubt, etwas fleckig, mit Randläsionen und Stempelaufdruck *English*, innen Papier teils stärker gebräunt, teils stärker fleckig oder stockfleckig, Seitenrand teils angestaubt. - von äußerster Seltenheit - . ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Ultramarine

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1933. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in white. With the supplied dust jacket. Housed in blue quarter morocco solander box with cream cloth sides. Board edges slightly faded, minor foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket, with a little soiling and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lost Horizon

      London, Macmillan and Co. Limited., 1933. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy with occasional light foxing. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Alphabet sourd aveugle. Préface and Note by Paul Eluard

      1933. MESENS, E.L.T. Alphabet sourd aveugle. Preface by Paul Eluard. 36, [2] pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece collage by Mesens dating to 1928. 4to., 265 x 205 mm, bound in original orange wrappers printed in black, in a new cloth folding box. Bruxelles: Éditions Nicolas Flamel, [1933]. |~||~||~||~| Number 493 of 500 copies, inscribed by Mesens to Jean Ballard, the French author and editior of Les Cahiers du Sud. This is "...the key work in Mesens's literary oeuvre" (Weiss, p. 222), featuring twenty-six poems by him, one for each letter of the alphabet. Mesens composed the entire text in two days in August 1930 while at a hospital in Ukkel. Signs of Dada and Surrealist themes abound, influences emphasized in the preface by Surrealist founder Paul Eluard. "With regard to typography and layout the work is truly pioneering" (idem), with one bold initial per page alongside Mesens's text in French. Printed by the F. Van Buggenhoudt press for Mesens's own publishing house, Éditions Nicolas Flamel, the total edition comprised 513 copies, three of which on Japon nacré; 10 on Holland; and 500 on Featherweight vélin, as here. Mesens was recently the subject of a major retrospective in Belgium. With a sheet of stationery from Les Cahiers du Sud, dated in pen 11 Sept. 1934 at Marseille, laid in front. E. Weiss, "The Star Alphabet," in The Star Alphabet by E.L.T.Mesens (catalog for exhibition at Mu.ZEE Oostende, July 6-November 17, 2013), pp. 222-223, illus. pp. 208-219.

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        The Wanderer

      The Old Rectory, Larling, near Norwich: John Middleton Murray,, December 1933 - 1934. Numbers I?-XII. 11 volumes bound as 1 (210 × 130 mm). Contemporary red quarter morocco, patterned boards, title to spine gilt. Boards very slightly rubbed and dulled, minimal fading of spine. An excellent copy. First editions, first impressions of all 12 published numbers (the final volume contains two numbers) of The Wanderer, a literary magazine published privately by John Middleton Murray.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Dix Reproductions, 1933.

      Paris: Editions Jeanne Bucher, 1933 Portfolio of eight pochoir prints and two collotypes by Braque, Derain, Dufy, Gris, Leger, Lurcat, Masson, Matisse, Picasso and Rouault; From an edition of 1000 with \"JB\" blind stamp; 20 1/2\" x 15 7/8\" (sheet) each; Printer: Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris and Editions John Becher, New York. Very-Good rare edition. The paper portfolio cover is worn, with its flaps partially detached, inside in very good conditions without defects. More pictures on request.

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        Jüngling. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1933.. Bildgrösse: 101x70 cm. Unten links signiert und datiert. Gerahmt 107x76 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1933. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; light purple cloth, with plum-colored stripes and titles stamped in black on spine; illustrated endpapers; 292pp. Hint of a forward lean, with faint foxing to text edges; clean throughout - Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, sunned at spine and extremities, with edgewear, short tears, and chips to crown and corners; 3 inch tear along front flap fold, discreetly and archivally mended in two spots on verso; Very Good. Young Eric Blair's first book, a work he was sufficiently ashamed of that he asked Victor Gollancz to issue it under a pseudonym. The American edition was published about 6 months following the British, issued in a tiny print run of 1,750 copies, of which 383 were remaindered. The book sold poorly in the U.S., perhaps owing to the fact American audiences in the midst of the Depression did not want a reminder of life on the down-and-out. Rare in the dustjacket, seldom appearing in presentable condition in the trade and offered less than a handful of times in 30 years according to the auction record, those being restored with tape residue on verso. An important debut. Fenwick A.1d.

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        Series of some sixty autograph and typed letters signed ("Sean").

      Tingrith, Totnes, Devon, 1933-1952.. Mostly 4to. Appr. 150 pp.. Series of some sixty autograph and typed letters signed ("Sean"), the majority autograph, to MacDonald Ebenezer Cornelius, formerly McElroy ("Dear Conn"), the great majority written from Totnes during the Second World War, while his correspondent endured the Blitz in London, providing a running commentary on news coming in from the front, and a lively account of his own life and tribulations especially during the air raids to which Totnes was prone, with lively pen-and-ink sketches in some of the letters; together with: attached carbons of Cornelius's letters to O'Casey; about thirty letters by Eileen O'Casey, 1934-1949; copies with warm inscriptions (for example "With warm regards & remembrance of many a laughing hour") of Within the Gates (1933), The Flying Wasp (1937), Cock-A-Doodle Dandy (1949), Rose and Crown (1952), and others uninscribed; a file of letters by Augustus and Dorelia John, including four autograph letters by Augustus, charting a tale of two drawings sent by Cornelius to John to be signed but which got lost, with the ensuing entanglements, O'Casey's letters over 150 pages, some creasing and dust-staining but overall in good condition, the John file however damp-stained, O'Casey's letters largely 4to, Tingrith, Totnes, Devon, 1933-1952. A SUBSTANTIAL SERIES OF LETTERS BY SEAN O'CASEY, DESCRIBING HIS EXPERIENCES ON THE HOME FRONT DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. The recipient of these letters was a son of Billy McElroy ('Mac'), the unnamed business man evoked by O'Casey at the beginning of the 'Silver Tassie' chapter in Rose and Crown, and described by Christopher Murray as 'the redoubtable McElroy, that deus ex-machina of the O'Casey drama' (Rose and Crown, 1952, pp. 27-9; Sean O'Casey: Writer at Work, 2004, p. 217). 'Mac' was a coal merchant who had invested money in the 1926 London runs of both Juno and the Paycock and The Plough and the Stars; and it was hearing him sing the Burns song 'Go fetch me a pint o' wine/ And fill it in a silver tassie' that so obsessed O'Casey and inspired the eponymous play. During these early London years, McElroy took over from J.B. Fagan of the Fortune Theatre as O'Casey's minder and general business manager, and acted as best man when he married Eileen Carey in 1927. Included in our collection, is an autograph draft of a letter by O'Casey that clearly belongs to this early London period, written as it is from Trafalgar Square, Chelsea, where he lodged between April and July 1926. In it he sends 5 in support of the women and children of the striking miners, and promises if he can manage (which in the event he did) to secure for them a benefit performance of Juno: "My sympathies are, of course, with the miners, and with all workers in their efforts to make life a little worth living. I myself in my infamy have been a daily Communicant in the Devil's church of hunger, misery and pain, & bear upon my body the marks of his unholy benediction. The cry of the half-starved children of the workers is the Chorus in the play of our social life, and the sooner it is silenced the better... May one venture to appeal even to those who hate the workers, to show the gentle humanity that must be in most of them, & stretch out a hand to help the poor little devils of children and the poor devils of mothers that bore them, even though the husbands and the fathers hold the ridiculous opinion that there is one God and Father of us all". The rest of the letters in this archive are to the son who, it appears, changed his surname to Cornelius after falling out with his brother; while his father disappears from the scene after running off with Hugh MacDiarmid's wife Peggy (Cornelius meanwhile following his father into the coal trade). Both O'Casey and the son share the same socialist leanings as MacDiarmid, and O'Casey clearly holds figures such as Chamberlain ("...He had better go back to his Birmingham spoons. Comrade Hitler has given him a left-hander fair in the snot. Gentleman Neville is a bit surprised. Easily since Hitler didn't come from Oxford. It isn't cricket...") and "halibut Halifax" ("our Hambassador to the hew Ess Ay") in contempt. However, O'Casey does not let his sympathies cloud his judgement, and has short shrift with doctrinaire communism: "The dissolution of the 3 International has no significance just now. A hell of a lot of things have dissolved since this war began, & one thing more doesn't count a lot. This war is a big enough thing with which to grapple, without having to bother about an International. Should Shitler win, it would mean the dissolution of everything, including the International". Nor is he afraid to change his mind, not least in his opinion of Churchill: "I was terribly mistaken in this man. I thought he wasn't what he is. He is undoubtedly a great man". The letters also contain ripe commentary on matters other than the war, a particularly pungent letter being devoted to G.K. Chesterton: "What a charlatanic shit he was to be sure. What a gay goboy he was! The Bell Branch of the Roman Catholic Church; the Bell Boy in the porch of heaven. God hid nothing from Chesterton... He was ably encouraged by Belloc. The greatest genius that ever lived, who carried about with him a penny catechism in one pocket and a fourpenny thriller in another"; and another castigating Munnings after his notorious RA speech on Picasso: "Munnings? I didn't read about him. He is, is he not, as Joyce would ask, the painter of white & black and brown harses? Anyway, he thought aloud, and said his say. That was something to his credit, though he said it in a rage. It was the rage, though, of mediocrity against genius. Whether we like or dislike the forms Picasso's genius takes, the fellow is a stratospheric height above Munnings as an imaginative, daring, and prophetic artist". At their best, these letters provide an inimitable self-portrait of an ordinary householder's experience of the home front, such as in O'Casey's description of an air raid on Totnes, written in October 1942, while news of the breakout at El Alamein was coming in ("Heaven grant that this may go on for a break through"): "Last Wednesday, the sun shone cheerily here. I was helping Eileen to wash up a collection of crockery, when with a whizz and whizz, that made the house shake, an airoplane [sic] swept about over the house. Aha, says I, looking out of the scullery window, & catching a squint of the boyo going over the garage roof, aha, ses I, your engines outa order; & went back to the washing again, when a whizz & a whiz & whiz-bang went over us again, & this time where we were rocked like a cradle in the deep. We rushed into the front part of the house for safety, but that was rocking worse than the back, so back with us again, holding hands, to the back, but that was rocking more than the front; so off with us again - asking each other where'd we better go? quick like - to the front, but this part seemed to be splitting over our heads, before our faces, and behind our backs. 'The window'! ses I 'The window's dangerous' ses she. 'Then where'll we go?' ses I. 'Dunno' ses she, while by this time, the world as well as the house seemed to be splitting asunder. 'Aw, be God' says I, 'I'll die in the open air', & tugged & tugged at the window, forgettin to shove back the blasted catch, & near breakin' me arms trying to open what couldn't be opened. But I tore open a side window, & out we tore over the garden & on to the road to come to rest beside a military wagon with some soldiers behind it, to discover that what I thought was an engine outa order was an air-raid on Totnes. Part of the station is down, some houses down, & almost all Totnes distitute of ceiling & window. Focke Wulfes they were, & wait till I tell you: half an hour later, we found out that the wagon we stood beside was packed with explosives. Eileen pelted off to do some bandaging, while I pulled me trousers up, & adopted the merry nonchalant look of the bugger that has come safe, after being terrified to shaking hands with death. I met quite a lot of people looking at the damage, all of them wearing the air of the bull-dog breed. And it's the only way to take it, for it is but the hors d'oeuvres to the big meal to come when the Germans are able to release their machines from the Volga". The originals of Cornelius's letters to O'Casey, 1943-1951, are held among the O'Casey Papers in the National Library of Ireland, MS 37,948 (where he is cited as Con McElroy).

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        The Farmer's Year A Calendar of English Husbandry (1933)

      Collins. Hardcover. Very scarce especially with Dust Jacket. Large oblong shaped book. The green boards have discolouring to the edges/spine and some glue remnants to rear where the DJ has been stuck at one time. Content is clean and bright with engravings by the Author. The DJ is complete with edge wear/small tears and some soiling marks. Ugly tear to rear where there are remnants of the jacket still glued to boards . Good. 1933.

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        Knock-Out. A Bulldog Drummond Novel

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1933, 1933. Two-fisted adventure. First Edition. 8vo. Near fine in publisher's light blue cloth titled in black to spine and front board, light bumping to spine ends. In a fine dustwrapper, very minor edgewear and marginal wear, outstandingly clean, bright and crisp. internally clean, light spotting to prelims. A splendid copy. Sapper's Drummond was one of the fore-runners to James Bond; [author Ian Fleming] "was certainly influenced by no-nonsense British fictional characters such as Bulldog Drummond" [Gilbert, p.616].

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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book A Book of Old Favourites With New Illustrations.

      - London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1933. Roy. 8vo, 286pp. With 8 color plates and numerous drawings in black and white. Original vellum over boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. backstrip with small brown stain (flaw in vellum?), a very good copy lacking the original numbered slipcase. Limited to 460 numbered copies, signed by Rackham. Rackham notes in his preface, that he illustrated several of these well known tales “in the thirty years and more that my work has led me through enchanted lands”. The Fairy Tales include: Hop-O'-My-Thumb, Dick Wittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast, Sindbad the Sailor, Jack the Giant-Killer, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, Blue Beard, Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Bears, Ali Baba, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, The Emperor's New Clothes, Little Red Riding-Hood, & Hansel and Grethel. Latimore and Haskell, p. 69. Hudson p. 134. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Quotation, signed ("Robert Frost"), a Fair Copy of a stanza from his Poem "A Lone Striker"

      - A fine autograph quotation by Frost from "A Lone Striker", a poem based upon recollections of his early life, and a work from which extracts in the poet's hand are not often seen.Six lines, entirely in Frost's hand:"He knew another place, a wood,And in it, tall as trees, were cliffs;And if he stood on one of these,'Twould be among the tops of trees,Their upper branches round him wreathing,Their breathing mingled with his breathing ?"[signed:] Robert Frost"For Stuart W. Jackson"The succeeding line in the poem gives the decisive thrust: "If - if he stood! Enough of ifs!"The poem was published by Knopf in 1933 as one of the Knopf Borzoi Chap Books. Complete Poems, p. 356; cf. Thompson, Robert Frost, The Early Years, pp. 160-161 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A GARDEN IN OKAYAMA ON A SPRING MORNING. A Color Japanese Woodblock Print.

      A WIDE MARGIN, SELF-PRINTED, PENCIL SIGNED COLOR PRINT Japan 1933, - Yoshida.Single sheet large Oban Yoko-e, horizon-tal print, sheet size 27.5 x 40 cm., actual print size 16 x37.5 cm., with the "Jizuri" or self-printed seal in the mar-gin, along with the date & pencil SIGNATURE of YOSHIDA. RARE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Games of the Xth Olympiad - Los Angeles 1932

      Los Angeles: Xth Olympiade Committee of the Games of Los Angeles, USA, 1932, 1933. Profusely illustrated from photographs in color and black and white. 814, [1] pp. 1 vols. Thick 4to. In publisher's deluxe binding of full brown calf, upper cover lettered and ruled in blind and in gilt, and with an embossed image of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in lower right corner, marbled endpapers; with the original printed wrapper bound in. Upper joint starting but sound, internally fine. The Olympics of the Great Depression Sumptuously produced official report of the 1932 Olympic games. Held in the midst of a world-wide depression, many nations and athletes couldn't pay for the trip to Los Angeles, and as a result, in 1932 there were fewer than half the number of participating nations than in the 1928 games. Among the Olympic high spots were the gold medals of Afro-American sprinter Eddie Tolan in the 100 and 200 meter dashes; the legendary Babe Didrikson, who won gold medals in javelin and hurdles (with a silver in the high jump); and the mysterious Stanislawa Walasiewicz (later Stella Walsh) of Poland, who won the women's 100 meter dash, was later inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1975, and who was later discovered to be (mostly) male. She, along with the host of other participants, is pictured frequently in this remarkable and beautifully photographed record of one of the more unusual Olympics of modern times.

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        Les Amours Pastorales de Daphnis et Chloe Traduction de Messire J Amyot éditée et corrigée par Paul-Louis Courier

      Chelsea: The Ashendene Press, 1933. Small quarto, woodcut illustration, marginal notes printed in red, hand-drawn initials in blue ink, papered boards with parchment backstrip, gilt pastoral motif on front board; a crisp, fresh copy in the publisher's papered slipcase. The finest English private press of the thirties. The Ashendene Press was the creation of St. John Hornby, director of the publishing house W.H. Smith, and became the most refined and gentlemanly of the English private presses, producing works of enduring finesse.Daphnis et Chloe is the most striking and original of the Ashendene illustrated titles: the woodcut illustrations by Gwen Raverat complement the use of red type and blue hand-drawn capitals. The binding of this book typifies fine English private press craftsmanship of era.

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        CALIFORNIA & HAWAII PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. Ca. 1933 - 1934.

      (n d), (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Waikiki, Kawaihapai, Honolulu): - 68 b/w photographs of varying scenes around California (San Francisco, Bay area & Southern California) and Hawaii (Oahu). Photos are mounted on black album pages, back to back, but each page has the original interleaf tissue still present between the facing photographs. First 40 views are of San Francisco, including 10 street scenes, four overview, three building shots, San Francisco Bay, zoo animals, the beach south of the Cliff House, the windmill, Presidio gate, etc. No photographer is indicated on these prints but all are ink stamped on the back noting they were processed by the Bear Photo Service in either July or August, 1934. The other 28 images are all copyrighted by the photographer Rovere Scott. Each of Scott's photos measure approximately 7" x 9-1/4" and are printed on a variety of papers (glossy & textured) with several different finishes (glossy, matte, sepia & b/w). Most have a pictorialist look. He was often able to capture light in a dark and moody way. The 1933-1934 date attribute comes from the time when "Old Ironsides"/the Frigate Constitution visited San Francisco: March 22 to April 12, 1933. Rovere Scott's biography is somewhat confusing. San Francisco sity telephone books and directories list his photo studio/business at 504 Kearny Street, San Francisco, but has Scott living on the Oakland side of the Bay. Several libraries and museums hold his images. For some years the Robert Tat Gallery in San Francisco and John K. King, a book dealer in Detroit, have offered his photographs for sale. One of his images, titled "Looking at the Golden Gate before the Bridge", is referenced in 2012 by Gary F. Kurutz in an article in the California State Library Foundation Bulletin #103. Although the first 40 photos are unsigned, it is conceivable that Scott was also the photographer for them. Some of the street scenes share that pictorialist quality of his marked photos. Regardless, the combined 68 photos makes for a sensational pre- WWII album, not just documenting San Francisco, California and Hawaii in the 1930s, but doing so in a very artistic manner. The front cover of the album bears a name imprinted in gilt: Timoleon Dimitriou Kourkoulakis. There is a card tipped onto the inside front cover with his name in Greek, and tipped onto the inside back cover is a book plate with the name T. D. Kriton. It appears that the Kourkoulakis name was shortened to Kriton after arriving in the United States from Greece, where he was born around 1891. The 1940 census lists Kriton living as a lodge with the John C. Blakley family and three other borders at 2233 Union Street in San Francisco. Please inquire about a list of the 28 titled photographs by Rovere Scott. Modest wear to album (rubbing to edges, light scuffing). Bookplate to inside back cover. Some page-toning to a few photographs, but withal sharp, VG+ images. A VG+ example. Black flexible leatherette binding, tied with black cord and front gilt stamped with previous owner's name and "Photographs". Housed inside black box. Oblong format: 10-3/14" x 13-1/4". Photographs approx.: 7" x 11". Ca. 1933 - 1934. 34 black album leaves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Angler in South Africa

      Hortors & Simpkin , Marshall, Hamilton Kent & Co, 1933, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Editionthe original boards are shelf rubbed and worn. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. the front end page is a little darkened. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fishing; Inventory No: zz3.

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        Lost Horizon

      MacMillan, London 1933 - Original green cloth with gilt lettering. Inscribed by Hilton to title page. Board edges mildly rubbed. Boards bowed inward slightly. Bookplate to front pastedown. Rather obvious erasure to ffep. The unclipped jacket in mylar has a closed tear to back panel, shallow chips to spine ends/corners. This scarce book is housed in an ornamental custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Adelphi Edition of the Works of Jane Austen Comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Lady Susan and The Watsons

      Cambridge: W. Heffer and Sons Limited, n.d. [1933]., 1933. Complete in seven volumes. Octavo. Unusual in publisher's quarter green morocco with gilt titles to spines, top edges gilt. Spines evenly faded to brown; very slight marking to boards, chip to head of 'Persuasion', some marking. A very presentable set housed in a custom-made slip-case.

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        Nus, la beauté de la Femme. Album du premier salon international du nu photographique. Paris 1933.

      MASCLET 1933 - Daniel Masclet, Paris, 1933. 96 pages + table des planches. Album tiré à l’occasion du premier salon international du nu photographique à Paris en 1933. 1 volume in-4, relié par un cordon bordeaux. 96 reproductions de très belle qualité de photographies en noir et blanc réalisées par 54 photographes dont Aegerter Christian, Albin-Guillot Laure, Baccarini, Maurice Beck, Boris Nickolas, Boucher Pierre, Caillaud L., Capstack J., Dannatt Keith, Davis Frank, Drtikol, Dudley-Johnston J., Evansmith, Feiler Franz, Feininger Andreas, Fiedler Franz, Gilchrist, Grabner Alfred, Hammond Walden, Hanna Forman, Harren Ludwig, Hoinkis Ewald, Hoppé E.-O., Hurault Charles, Landau Ergy, Leedham Bernard, Leonetti Carlo, Manassé, Masclet Daniel, Meyere Jan de, Meys Marcel, Moholy-Nagy, Moral Jean, Mortensen William, Orne Harold, Park Bertram, Pecsi, Peel Fred P., Perckhammer H. Von, George Platt Lynes, Ray Man, Richardson-Cremer, Robertson Hans, Denes Ronay, Sacchi Pietro, Schultz Bruno, Schuwerack J., Sussmann Walter, Szollosy Kalman, Verneuil, Weller Peter, Yva, Zielke Willy, Zych Alois. Bel ouvrage en bon état, de très légères salissures sur la couverture. La qualité des photos est remarquable. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Oxford Tragedy

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1933. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has sunned spine and edges. First edition, first impression of the book often credited for sparking the idea of a murder mystery in an Oxford setting. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Scarce in the jacket.

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        MINOTAURE. Revue Artistique et Litteraire. Numbers 1, 2, 3-4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12-13 bound into three volumes

      Paris: Albert Skira, 1933. Three matching bound volumes of black cloth spines and red boards; previously sold by Zucker in Brooklyn, and likely bound under their direction. A complete collection of this publication, beginning in 1933 and ending in 1939, containing 13 numbers in 11 issues. The binder trimmed the edges. Prominently featuring the works of Pablo Picasso, G.L. Roux, S. Mallarmé, Andre Derain, Ambroise Vuillard, Maurice Heine, Teriade, Francisco Bores, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Rene Magritte, Pierre Mabille, Max Ernst, Testi, Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Jean Wahl, Andre Masson, Pierre Reverdy, Michel Leiris, Man Ray, Diego Rivera, Balthus, Tristan Tzara, Giorgio De Chirico, Brassai, Hans Bellmer, Paul Valery, Georges Bataille, Le Corbusier, Lionello Venturi, Georges Hugnet, Maurice Reynal, Marcel Duchamp, etc.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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        The River War. An Account of the Re-conquest of the Soudan

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode 1933, 1933. First Cheap Edition. Uncommon in jacket. Octavo, pp.381. Original lilac cloth in photographic dust wrapper. Minor edgewear, some light toning else a clean, fine copy. WSC's second book, written while he was still an Army officer, describes the background to the Sudan conflict between the British forces under Lord Kitchener and the fanatical Islamic Jihadists led by a self proclaimed second prophet of Islam, the relationship of the Upper Nile to Egypt, the murder of General Charles George Gordon in the siege at Khartoum, the political reaction in England, and Kitchener's elaborate preparations for the war. While in the Sudan Churchill participated in the Battle of Omdurman, the last British cavalry charge in battle. Churchill comments at length on the mechanization of war with use of the telegraph, railroad, and a new generation of weaponry. A sound set of "... a brilliant history of British involvement in the Sudan and the campaign for its reconquest: arresting, insightful, with tremendous narrative and descriptive power. Though published ...100 years ago, it is uniquely relevant to our times: combined with Churchill's personal adventure, there are passages of deep reflection about the requirements of a civilised government of ordered liberty." Langworth. 'Churchill's greatest early work: a prose epic with much relevance today'. (Churchill Centre) Langworth p.27; Woods A2. One of Conde Nast's '86 Greatest Travel Books of All Time'

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        The Flutter of an Eyelid

      NY: Farrar and Rinehart, 1933. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition. Endpapers a bit tanned, otherwise very good in an slightly edgeworn jacket that is heavily darkened on the spine, mostly obliterating the title and artwork, but still a nice copy of this uncommon California novel, a biting satire of Southern California Bohemia. Laid in is a letter on Farrar Rinehart letterhead asking that all copies recently shipped be returned as publication of the book has been postponed. Uncommon, especially in any sort of jacket

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