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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..

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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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        A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Cottonian Library, deposited in the British Museum. ANTHONY WAGNER'S COPY

      Folio, First Edition, on laid paper, some minor spotting (mainly marginal) and some light offsetting in the text; mid - nineteenth century half calf, marbled boards with some shelf - scuffing to paper surfaces, sprinkled edges, back tooled in gilt and blind with five raised bands, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, clean copy. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF SIR ANTHONY WAGNER, ARGUABLY THE TWENTIETH CENTURY'S MOST EMINENT GARTER KING OF ARMS. ITS BEARS HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION 'Anthony R. Wagner, Portcullis Pursuivant of Arms, 4 Oct 1933' ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. In the late eighteenth century, the BM thoroughly revised the previous Cottonian catalogue (Smith, 1696) under the principal editorship of Planta. The mammoth revision was completed in 1800 and published on the instructions of the Royal Commission on public records. It remains the best published catalogue. Joseph Planta (1744 - 1827) succeeded his father as assistant librarian at the BM in 1773, was promoted to Keeper of Manuscripts in 1776 and finally to Principal Librarian from 1799 - 1827. See CDNB: III, 1397. Interestingly the printer, Luke Hansard, began printing the 'House of Commons Journal' in 1774; it is commonly known as 'Hansard' to this day. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY. Gross / Graves, 994.

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, a full set of British first editions, inscribed and dated in Volume I to Churchill's godson the day after publication

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This full set of four British first edition, first printings, is inscribed to Churchill's godson. The five-line inked inscription on the Volume I first free endpaper reads: "To | Roger Frewen | from | Winston S. Churchill | Oct. 7. 1933". The inscription is dated the day after publication, in the year that Churchill's godson nearly lost his life. All four volumes bear the bookplate of Roger Moreton Frewen affixed to the front pastedown. THE ASSOCIATION: Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's eldest sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Churchill inscribed Volume I of this set for his godson in 1933. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur... and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties." THE EDITION: Winston Churchill originally considered the idea of this monumental biography of his great ancestor, the first Duke of Marlborough, in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Ten years of research and writing produced the most substantial published work of Churchill's 1930s "wilderness years." The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 x 2 inches, each bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge, and profuse illustrations within. Unfortunately, the plum cloth bindings of Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading. (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.) CONDITION: This inscribed set is in very good condition overall. All four volumes are first printing. The inscribed Volume I retains a square and tight binding, with the usual spine fading, corner wear, and a bit of staining to the rear cover. The contents remain tight with modest spotting substantially confined to the first and final few pages and the fore and bottom edges. The balance of the set features tight bindings with only minor wear to extremities. Volumes II & III are spine faded and Volume IV has a line of differential color at the front cover fore edge. The contents of Volumes II-IV remain bright with spotting primarily confined to the first and final pages and fore and bottom edges. In addition to Roger Frewen's bookplates, volumes III and IV have gift inscriptions on the first free endpaper - each to the same recipient and dated "Christmas" in the year of publication. All four bookplates are identified by Roger's son as those used by his father prior to the Second World War. This set may be kept in the original bindings and fitted with custom preservation cases or finely rebound. A skilled binder would recover the original bookplates from the pastedowns. We are happy to provide referrals. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166

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        Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein

      Plain Edition, Paris 1933 - One of 500. Original paper wraps and slipcase. In folding case by the Dragonfly Bindery of George and Patricia Sargent. Inscribed to "Kitty" by Stein and also Alice B. Toklas. Drapkin copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Galiläa.

      1933 1933 - Aquarell, links unten signiert und datiert „Hermann Struck 1933", verso bezeichnet „Galilaea Nachmittagswolke", auf Velin. 14,4:20,5 cm. Aus einem Skizzenbuch aus dem Besitz der Tochter. Der an der Berliner Akademie ausgebildete Künstler, wurde vor allem wegen seines graphischen Œuvres bekannt. Er schuf überwiegend (Stadt-)Landschaften und als Teilnehmer am Ersten Weltkrieg Szenen vom Soldatenleben sowie Genreszenen und Porträts bekannter Zeitgenossen, wie von Ibsen, Nietzsche, Freud, Albert Einstein, Herzl und Oscar Wilde. Auch war seine Lehrtätigkeit nicht unbedeutend; von seinen Schülern sind u.a. M. Liebermann (1847-1935), M. Chagall (1887-1985), L. Corinth (1858-1925) und L. Ury (1861-1931) zu nennen. 1922 wanderte Struck nach Palästina aus und wurde dort Mitglied der Bezalel Akademie für Kunst und Design. Ferner war er bei der Gründung des Tel Aviv Museum of Art beteiligt.

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        [The Fox]. Proof before letters [and:] [The Hound]. Proof before letters [and:] The Hound. Uncolored proof after letters

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1933. Published in an edition of 250 prints. Each print 12-1/2 x 17. Fine (some short marginal tears repaired on verso, Fox slightly trimmed, lettered print of Hound with old crease). Custom half morocco box. "These two magnificent prints are the finest we have published" - Connett, cited in Ordeman.

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        Deutscher Juristentag 1933 / 4.Reichstagung des Bundes Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Juristen e.V. / Ansprachen und Fachvorträge

      Berlin, Deutsche Rechts- und Wirtschafts-Wissenschaft Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, 1933.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Leinen / Ganzleinen / GLn / Ln gr.8vo im Format 18 x 25 cm) mit goldgeprägtem Rücken- und Deckeltitel sowie Kopfbraunschnitt, Text: Fraktur. 326 Seiten, mit sechzehn - teilweise ganzseitigen - Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstruckpapier, diese Bildtafeln zeigen folgendes: I. Reichsjustizkommissar Staatsminister Dr. Frank, II. Eröffnungskundgebung in der Messehalle VII, III. Ansprache Reichsjuristenführer (DrFrank auf hohem Podest, vor ihm SA-Männer im Braunhemd), IV. Der Führerstab, V. Reichsinnenminister Dr.Frick, Reichsjustizkommissar Staatsminister Dr. Frank, Reichskommissar für Beamtenorganisationen Neef (alle drei in Parteiuniform), Oberbürgermeister von Leipzig Dr. Goerdeler (im Frack), VI. Fackelzug der Referendare, VII. Kundgebung vor dem Reichsgericht (der mächtige Säulenportikus des Leipziger Reichsgerichtsgebäudes versehen mit dem Spruch "Durch Nationalsozialismus dem deutschen Volk das deutsche Recht", VIII. Der Führer des BNSDJ spricht vor dem Reichsgericht (Dr.Frank, umgeben von Hoheitsträgern, in voller Parteiuniform vor dem mikrophon) IX. Die ausländischen Gäste des Juristentages, X. Die Juristenfront vor dem Reichsgericht (Dr.Frank mit Eskorte schreitet eine Ehrenforrmation von SA-Männern und angetretenen Juristen ab), XI. Dr.Heuber (Reichsgeschäftsführer des BNSDJ), XII. Die Eröffnungssitzung der Akademie für Deutsches Recht (abgebidet u. Staatssekretär Dr. Roland Freisler, Reichsjustizkommissar Dr.Frank, Reichsjustizminister Dr.Gürtner, der Preußische Justizminister Kerrl (allesamt in Parteiuniform), sowie der Rektor der Leipziger Universität, (im Talar), XIII. Dr.Lasch (mit Schmissen und Parteiabzeichen, Geschäftsführer der Akademie), XIV. Der Führer, Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler bei der Kundgebung (Gruppenbild mit Adolf Hitler, Reichsjuristenführer Dr.Frank und Staatsminister Kerrl), XV. Der Führer spricht zu den deutschen Juristen (in einer Messehalle, auf hohem Podest, an der Wand dahinter das riesige Symbol des Bundes Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Juristen), XVI. Die Kundgebung des Deutschen Juristentages (in der Messehalle VII); das Frontispiz, eine Zeichnungs-Wiedergabe, zeigt den Reichsrechtsführer Dr.Hans Frank. - Aus dem Inhalt: Einleitung / Vorträge und Veranstaltungen: der 30. September 1933 (1. Die Tage um des deutschen Richterbundes im BNSTJ, 2. Die Tagung des Deutschen Anwaltsvereins im BNDSJ, 3. Die feierlicher Eröffnung des Juristentags, 4. Empfang durch den Rat der Stadt Leipzig, 5. Die Veranstaltung im Gewandhaus) / Der 1.Oktober 1933 (1.Sondertagung der juristischen und staatswissenschaftlichen Dekane der deutschen Universitäten, 2. Begrüßung im Reichsgericht, 3. Die Kundgebung vor dem Reichsgericht, 4. Die Organisationstagung, 5. Die Sondertagungen der Fachgruppen des BNSDJ: Fachgruppe Richter und Staatsanwälte, Fachgruppe Wirtschaftsrechtler, Fachgruppe Notare und Rechtsanwälte, Fachgruppe Verwaltungsbeamte, Fachgruppe Rechtspflege und Justizbeamte, Fachgruppe Referendare) / Der 2.Oktober 1933 (1. Eröffnung der Fachtagung, 2. Volk, Staat und Recht, 3. Die Rechtslage Österreichs, 4. Rasse und Recht, 5. Justizreform und deutscher Richter, 6. Reform des Strafrechtes und Strafprozesses, 7. Reform des Zivilprozesses, 8. Bauernsiedlung und Erbhofrecht, 9. Studienreform, 10. Die Proklamation der Akademie für deutsches Recht) / Der 3. Oktober 1933 (1. Der Neubau des Staats- und Verwaltungsrechts, 2. Nationalsozialistische Finanz- und Steuerpolitik, 3. Die Einflüsse der deutschen Philosophie auf die Wirtschaftstheorie der Gegenwart, 4. Die Aufgabe des Steuerrechts im neuen deutschen Recht, 5. Die rechtliche Stellung der Zivilbevölkerung im Luftschutz, 6. Der Juristenappell in der Messehalle) / Ausklang. - Ausführliche Veröffentlichung zur bislang größten Juristenveranstaltung auf deutschem Boden (etwa 20.000 Teilnehmer), enthaltend unter anderem einige Original-Vorträge, zB. von Hans Frank: "Durch Nationalsozialismus dem deutschen Volk das deutsche Recht!" und "Ideengut der nationalsozialistischen Revolution und deutsche Rechtsgestaltung", von Dr. Luetgebrune/Berlin (Rechtsanwalt und Rechtsbeistand der Obersten SA-Führung) sowie mehrere Redebeiträge von Rechtspfleger Gauweiler/München, zum Beispiel: "..Parteigenossen! Unser Führer in der deutschen Rechtsfront! Ich versichere die unwandelbare Treue und ich versichere die eifrigste Mitarbeit. Befehlen Sie und wir arbeiten. Unserm Führer ein dreifaches: Sieg-Heil!... Die Tagung der Fachschaft: Justizbeamte Rechtspfleger im Bund Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Juristen ist geschlossen. Wir gedenken unserer gefallenen Kameraden durch das Horst-Wessel-Lied!". Besonders bezeichned für die - auch antisemitische - Stimmungslage innerhalb der damaligen deutschen Rechswelt sind u.a. folgende Vorträge: "Rasse und Recht" (21 Seiten) von Reichsgruppenleiter Dr.Helmut Nicolai/Berlin (" wenn wir das Wort Rasse sagen, so schlagen wir damit das Leitmotiv des Nationalsozialismus und des nationalsozialistischen Staates an. Es gibt schlechthin nichts, was von uns, was von dem neuen Staat nicht unter den Gesichtspunkten der Rasse betrachtet und gewertet wird. So ist nunmehr der deutsche Rechtswissenschaft die Aufgabe gestellt, die Beziehungen zwischen Recht und Rasse klarzustellen. Der Wert der rechtswissenschaftlichen Arbeit im Dritten Reich wird davon abhängen, ob das Vorhandensein der Rasse, ob die Ergebnisse der Rassenforschung beachtet und für die Rechtswissenschaft nutzbar gemacht werden. Es erscheint deshalb die wichtigste Aufgabe der Gegenwart, eindringlich darauf hinweisen, daß es außerhalb der des rassengesetzlichen Denkens keine nationalsozialistische Wissenschaft denken kann Aus diesem Grundgedanken heraus ist die Behandlung der Judenfrage in Deutschland zu verstehen. Ich will nicht auf alles das eingehen, was man mit dem Wort "Judenfrage" bezeichnet und was sich aus dem Vorhandensein dieses Menschenschlages für uns Deutsche ergibt... erwiesen hat, und daß ein rassengesetzliches Denken sich nur gegen die jüdische Machtstellung in Deutschland durchsetzen ließ. Das "Gesetz zur Erhaltung und Förderung des Berufsbeamtentums" hat mit seiner Abgrenzung des Begriffs "Arier" von dem "Nichtarier" Wunder gewirkt. So gering der Anteil ist, der dem einzelnen Nichtarier zugefügt wurde, so milde und weitherzig die Ausnahmen, die menschlich einwandfreien und verdienten Nichtariern zugebilligt wurden, so wichtig ist für die Erhaltung des Rassenbestandes unseres Volkes die damit ausgesprochene Warnung, daß Deutsche sich mit Nichtariern nicht verheiraten sollen. Die Verjudung... Es dürfte zu erwarten sein, daß die Eheschließung der Deutschen gesetzlich unter Genehmigungspflicht des Staates gestellt wird. Es kann dem Belieben Einzelner nicht dauernd überlassen bleiben, sich mit irgendwelchen andersartigen Menschen ehelich zu verbinden und damit schließlich das deutsche Volk zu.... Die Heirat mit Mongolen und Negern beispielsweise sollte...), von Staatssekretär und Staatsrat Dr. Roland Freisler ("Studienreform": " der Jurist als Träger, Künder und Wahrer des Gewissens der Nation darf in seinem ganzen inneren geistigen Leben nicht abseits stehen vom Pulsschlag des geistigen Lebens der Nation "), die Proklamation der "Akademie für deutsches Recht" von Geheimrat Professor Dr.Kisch/München, usw. - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung

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        Drobna Grafika

      np, Praze (Prague) 1933 - 1933. Number 79 of 150 with caption sheets and 15 signed etchings of urban architectural scenes, designs for bookplates, etc. by Jan C. Vondrous. The Czech-born artist (1884-1956) lived in the United States from 1893 onwards but traveled in Europe extensively. Plates Fine. In original cloth chemise with light soil. RARE. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "Old Mill Brown Co. Indiana.".

      1933. Aquatinta in Braundruck, 1933, signiert und datiert. 27,6:32,7 cm. Nr. 4 von 50 Exx. - Vollrandiger Abdruck auf festem Bütten. Mit undeutlichem, blindgeprägtem Sammlerstempel.. Reed war Maler, Radierer und Aquatintastecher. Er schuf Wandmalereien u.a. in der Bibliothek des College Hospital in Stillwater.

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        Poems

      London: Faber & Faber, 1933. Second edition, revised and expanded by the addition of 7 new poems, of the author's first published book. 89 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown buckram. Spine and edges of boards darkened and slightly soiled, endpapers with some spotting; text somewhat clumsily opened, with a few ragged edges. Early Auden Inscription Inscribed by Auden on the flyleaf:"To Elinor Loring |with best wishes | from |Wysten Auden | Nov. 1933"Unusual thus - a difficult title to find inscribed.

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        THUNDER WITHOUT RAIN

      William Godwin 1933 - First edition. Black cloth with gilt lettering. 334 pp. There is a very early dust jacket blurb by William Faulkner and one by John Cowper Powys (the dedicatee of the book). A fine copy in dust jacket with some very light chipping at the extremities of the spine, a tiny chip missing at the top of the rear panel, and a few small tears at the edges. Nat Falk illustrated the dust jacket. A lovely copy of a very scarce book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFTER SUCH PLEASURES

      New York:: Viking Press,. 1933. First edition. Number 96 of 250 SIGNED numbered copies. Short stories by the incomparable Parker. Faint stain on the top edge of spine otherwise about fine in an intact, original, numbered slipcase with some wear and fading and staining but still very good. A scarce book.

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        The Digest Of South African Case Law 1932

      Juta & Co, 1933, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketBoards are worn and marked.Rubber stamps.Tanning.Tightly bound.Good copy.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: 55bm.

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        Le Mer de Nice

      FR: Les Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France. Paris, Les Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France, 1933. Quarto (27x21cm). Limited edition being one of 130 copies. Printed on velin d'Arches, 43 coloured lithographed illustrations and vignettes by Georges Gobo. It is our understanding that the book was issued without a binding, the owner would pay to have the book bound to their liking. In this particular case, the owner has spared no expense. The slipcase and leather jacket are to a high standard as is the full leather binding, which is also decorated to the edges of the boards. A stunning copy. Often, when the books were presented to the bibliophiles the artists would attend the event and sign some of the illustrations and often the originals would be made available. . Fine. Hardback. Limited Edition. 1933.

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        Traveller's Library

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1933. First edition. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Original blalck cloth, gilt, with Maugham's device on upper cover, very slight wear to extremities, else fine. Inscribed A splendid anthology of modern British literature: poems, essays, short stories, and the whole of Arnold Bennett's novel The Old Wives' Tale, with an introduction and comments by MaughamInscribed on the front free endpaper: "W. Somerset Maugham / for Murray Rosof"

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        Elephant

      London: Printed and Published by "East Africa",, 1933. With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale. Octavo. Original dark grey-green cloth patterned in emulation of elephant hide, gilt lettered spine, large elephant head motif on front cover. Frontispiece and 13 plates from photographs. Spine dulled, a few marks to back cover. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression; an edition was published in the US in the same year by Houghton Mifflin. Possibly a presentation copy, inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper: "Vanessa from David 1933". "A classic of African elephant hunting... Blunt was an elephant control officer in Tanganyika, hunting primarily in the Lindi Province. He details the natural history and biology of the elephant, relates his experiences as a cultivation officer and provides an excellent chapter on past and present elephant hunters" (Czech). Ernest Hemingway owned a copy, see Miriam B. Mandel (ed.), Hemingway in Africa, p.48.

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        Typed Letter, signed (ÒDiego RiveraÓ), to Raymond Hood, Architect of Rockefeller Center, regarding preparations for the wall to hold RiveraÕs controversial fresco (later destroyed), ÒMan at the CrossroadsÓ

      np, 1933. One page. 4to. Minor soiling, else fine. At the Crossroads: Diego Rivera to Raymond Hood re His Fresco for Rocckefeller Center A truly remarkable letter from the Mexican artist to the architect Raymond Hood, whose crowning achievement was Rockefeller Center. Rivera, famous for his murals, was invited by the Rockfellers to contribute a mural based on the theme, ?'Man at the Crossroads Looking with Hope and High Vision to the Choosing of a New and Better Future.?" RiveraÕs finished work featured, among other things, a portrait of Vladimir Lenin as well as images of oppressed workers. In the end, the Rivera finished fresco was removed and destroyed on the order of the Rockefellers in February, 1934. Rivera never worked in the United States again. In this remarkable letter, Rivera writes" ?'This letter will be presented to you by my friend and assistant Mr. Arthur Niendorff to whom I have given all the necessary instructions for supervising the work of preparing the walls for the fresco which I am to execute in Rockefeller Center. ?'I have seen the last blue prints preparation of the wall and 1 am completely in accord with the new plans in the form that you propose them. ?'I have also asked my friend Mr. Niendorff to speak of the question of the workers to be employed. In order to avoid all difficulties Mr. Niendorff will have sole charge of the continuel [sic] supervision of the work to be executed by the plasterers and other workers who are regular members of their corresponding unions. Also, for greater certainty, these workers should be directly engaged by Rockefeller Center. For the present there should be a plasterer and his assistant; and for the execution of the fresco there should be a plasterer who should have as his assistant a house painter who is acquainted, if possible, with fresco.?".

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        vyznání

      1933. VOPARIL, Josef. Vyznání. 32, [6] pp. Illustrated with a frontispiece and with the book's layout by Stanislav Odvarko. 8vo., bound in original illustrated wrappers after a design also by Odvarko. Praha: Louise Pávová, 1933. |~||~||~||~||~||~| A fine copy of Voparil's collection of poems Vyzani (Confession), illustrated with a frontispiece drawing and lay-out by Stanislav Odvárko, who also provided the fine photomontage front cover. The half-title inscribed by the author.

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        A supplement to Elwes' monograph of the genus Lilium. Parts I to IX

      London.: Dulau & Co. Ltd. / The Royal Horticultural Society.. 1933-1940; 1960.. NINE PARTS, 30 handcolored lithographed plates and 10 color collotype plates (TOTAL OF 40 plates), accompanying text sheets, decorative paper wrappers, large folio approximately 22 x 15 inches (56 x 38 cm). Parts I to VII: Plates in very good to fine condition with occasional very minor faults at edges (bump to corner, light creasing, tiny edge tear). Wrappers have wear to spines, occasional light wear to edges, 1 x 1 inch lightly discolored area at lower left corner of front wrappers from removal of label. Parts VIII and IX: plates in very good to fine condition (first plate in last volume is loose); slight wear and soiling to wrappers, discolored area at lower left corner of front wrappers from removal of label. This important botanical monograph, the Supplement to Henry Elwes 1880 Monograph of the Genus Lilium highlights the extraordinary wealth of China and surrounding countries in the species Lilium. As Elwes' friend and collaborator Arthur Grove states in the introduction to the Supplement: "When Elwes prepared his Monograph about fifty species of Lilium were known to exist, and it was then the general opinion among experts that few remained to be discovered. With his customary acumen, Elwes himself expressed the view that 'The only regions from which much novelty can be expected are the Eastern Himalayas and the immense tract of unexplored and difficult mountain country which surrounds our Indian Empire on the north and east, and which lies round the head-waters of the Irrawaddy, the Bramputra, and the Yang-tse-kiang. --- The Corean peninsula may also produce some new species of Lily; but though the flora of that country is absolutely unknown to us, it may be expected that any indigenous plants of great beauty or horticultural value have already found their way into the gardens of Japan.' These words were written in 1880, some years before the botanical exploration of Western China began, and Elwes proved a wiser prophet than he knew. At that time, however, no one in England suspected that the area indicated by him was soon to prove richer in lilies than either Japan or Western North America." The first 7 parts of the Supplement were issued between 1933 and 1940. These were limited to 250 copies with 30 handcolored plates drawn and lithographed by Miss Lilian Snelling. The large folio size is used to great advantage to showcase the stunning flowers, with botanical details to the side. Each plate is accompanied by a descriptive text of 2 to 4 pages, including the habitat of the plant. More than half of these 30 plates feature plants from China, with all but 3 of the 30 from countries in Asia. This Supplement merits a place in Sitwell and Blunt's Great Flower Books, where it is noted: "A work of the greatest interest and value to all Lily growers. The Supplement is considerably finer both in text and illustration than the original monograph." (p.94). In 1960 and 1962 a further two parts were sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society, containing "the new lilies introduced since 1933 by Kingdon Ward and other collectors. The text is by Dr. W.B. Turrill, F.R.S, lately Keeper of the Herbarium at Kew...The illustrations are by Miss Margaret Stones, another great botanical artist, who is following worthily in the steps of Miss Snelling." (from the introduction by F.C. Stern). In part VIII are five beautiful color plates of lilies, two of which are from North America - Lilium rubescens (southern Oregon, California) and Lilium Michiganense (Canada and Mid west USA),plus two of Asian origin (Yunnan and Manipur). In part IX, four of the flowers depicted are from North America - Lilium washingtonianum var. purpurascens (north-western California and Oregon); Lilium pitkinense (California); Lilium Pardalinum var. giganteum (Northern California); Lilium kelleyanum variant (California); the last is from the Himalayas. .

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        The Three Mustangeers First Edition SIGNED

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1933. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. First Printing. 1933. Book has light shelf wear, else FINE condition. Dust Jacket has some wear and tape repair, else Very Good. Owners bookplate on endpaper of Hollywood movie actor Edward Everett Horton. SIGNED by Will James on the front free endpaper in 1933. Charles Scribner's Sons publisher. "A" on copyright page. 338 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages; Signed by Author .

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        A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded mainly on the materials collected by The Philological Society. Edited by James A. H. Murray.

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1888-1933 - 11 volumes, quarto (330 x 258 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, dark red cloth sides, raised bands, titles and ruling to compartments gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. Bindings slightly rubbed and bumped, some boards sunned and slightly soiled, light wear to extremities, prelims and endmatter foxed, margins of text block slightly toned with occasional mild spotting and finger-soiling, a few inner hinges cracked but firm, a few corners turned; Volume III rebacked with the original spine laid down. A very good set. First edition in book form. "The N.E.D., as it was originally cited, or the O.E.D., as it is now known, is the greatest treasure-house of any language in the world, unrivalled for its comprehensiveness and ease of consultation as well as for its reliability and scholarship" (PMM 371). "The scheme of 'a completely new English Dictionary' was conceived in 1858 Herbert Coleridge and after him Dr. F. J. Furnivall, were the first editors. Their work, which covered 20 years, consisted mainly in the collection of materials, and it was not until Dr. J. A. H. Murray took the matter up in 1878 that the preparation of the Dictionary began to take active form . The essential feature of the Dictionary is its historical method, by which the meaning and form of the words are traced from their earliest appearance on the basis of an immense number of quotations, collected by more than 800 voluntary workers. The Dictionary contains a record of 414,825 words, whose history is illustrated by 1,827,306 quotations" (Drabble, 728). The Dictionary was originally issued in fascicles which were then gathered into book form. After Murray's death the editing was entrusted to his colleagues Henry Bradley, W. A. Craigie, and C. T. Onions. The one-volume supplement, edited by W. A. Craigie and C. T. Onions, was published in 1933. This set from the library of the British Conservative politician Matthew White, Viscount Ridley (1842–1904), with his bookplate to front pastedown of all but the last two volumes. PMM 371

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle. Translated from the German by Nicholas Kaldor and H. M. Croome.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1933. - First Edition in English, first printing of Geldtheorie Und Konjunkturtheorie (1st German ed., 1929). Original cloth. Very Good, without dust jacket. 'Hayek's first systematic statement of methodological views occurred in the opening chapter of Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle ([1933] 1966), where he discussed the role of theory and empirical work in explanations of the trade cycle' (Bruce Caldwell, Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F.A. Hayek, p. 324, see also 156-62). The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1974 was awarded jointly to Gunnar Myrdal and Friedrich August von Hayek 'for their pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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