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        The Water Wheel.

      [Ithaca:] Dragon Press, Duffield and Green, 1933 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rather dull, traces of damp to lower board, contents somewhat browned but a very good copy in the chipped and frayed dust jacket. First edition, first printing. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper: "This one for them Abernathys for having helped me in so many ways, sincerely Julian Mar.7.33." The recipient was Milton Abernathy, the editor of Contempo, a short lived but notable little magazine published in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, from 1931 to 1934, to which Shapiro (as John Sanford) contributed. This was Shapiro's first novel and the only one to bear his real name. John A. Sanford (1904-2003) was born Julian Lawrence Shapiro, but adopted his pen-name to forestall anti-Semitism, taking the name from his protagonist in The Water Wheel. A friend of Nathanael West whom he followed to Hollywood in a less than stellar attempt to become a screen writer, in 1938 he married the far more successful writer Marguerite Roberts. The couple were victims of the McCarthy witch hunt in the 1950s, and their refusal to testify led to their blacklisting in the film business for two decades. Shapiro may be considered one of the least justly neglected greats of American literature. His work was innovative and uncompromising - typically written without hope of popular acclaim, his books remain notably fresh. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Werewolf

      KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRUBNER, LONDON 1933 - General shelf wear, tanned spine, three words penciled on fep, fore edges have foxing spots as well as first few pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1933 EDITION: 307 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Story About Ping

      Viking Press 1933 - New York: Viking Press, 1933. First Edition, First Printing; In original first state dust jacket with the proper price of $1.00 intact and the proper information printed on the flaps to determine an original issue. In Very Good condition. Boards show edge wear. The dust jacket shows edge wear, chipping to the spine ends. Three longer tears have been repaired with cello tape, one visible on the front panel and the other two on the verso. The jacket shows some light creasing, with wear along the folds, and a stray pencil mark on the front panel, with two words written in pencil on the rear that are hardly noticeable, as shown in an image posted above. A nice copy of this Caldecott Medal winner, rare in the original dust jacket. Presents well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Signed First Edition! ?K.O.? ? a boxing story inspired by the life of early World Heavyweight Champion Jim Jeffries, signed by Jeffries, the book?s author W.A. Merrill, and boxing?s first woman referee

      Book Signed ?Jas J Jeffries,? ?Belle Martell,? and ?Walter ?Tony? Merrill? on the front free-endpaper. ??K.O.?? by Walter Anthony Merrill, 100p, 9? x 9?. ?First Edition Limited to One Thousand Copies, / of which this is copy / Number 47? printed on the page opposite the copyright page. Keystone Publishing Co., February, 1933. Scattered toning on signature page. Moderate foxing on covers. Very Good condition.Printed on the page opposite a printed caricature of Jeffries: ?Sincerely dedicated to the great two-fisted champion of champions, from whose life comes the inspiration to write this story James J. Jeffries.?Inscribed on the front free-endpaper ?Stick to it Angus and / you will be a ?champion? / Belle Martell? and, by the author, ?To Angus Morgan / Because you throw / a lot of grand leather! / Sincerely always / Walter ?Tony? Merrill / April 13 - 1933? beneath which ?Jas J Jeffries? has signed. Angus Morgan

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        THE KING IN CHECK - true first edition in dust jacket!

      London, Hutchinson 1933 - Red boards lettered in black, pictorial dust jacket. Offsetting to eps, some marking to covers, scattered foxing, a G-VG copy in a GOOD dust jacket with some shelfwear, a couple of short closed tears, and expert restoration to a chip on top edge of front panel. VERY UNCOMMON in the striking jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: DACOBRA BOOKS]
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        Le parfum des îles Borromées.

      Paris, Editions d'Art Piazza, 1933. - In-4°, 174p. Edition de luxe numérotée 1/400 exemplaires sur vélin d'Arches (seul tirage après 50 exemplaire sur Japon). Illustré d'eaux-fortes en couleurs dans le texte et hors texte de Paul-Emile Bécat. Bel ouvrage, élégamment relié. Reliure demi-basane grise à coins, dos à nerfs soulignés d'un filet doré, entrenerfs décorés de cartouches mosaïqués de deux petites feuilles, tête dorée, couverture conservée, sous étui de carton marbré à bord arrondi de cuir gris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Miscellanea from the Works of John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normanby and Duke of Buckingham

      Halifax: Hawthorne Press, 1933. This copy is NO. 2 of 250 copies of which only 1 through 20 were bound in full NIGER. (which this is). The others were bound in linen. Beautifully bound by S S. Five raised band on spine. Gilt lettering on second panel of spine. One small dark mark on spine, very very slight rubbing to one side of spine, else fine. No foxing, etc. Edges of boards tooled in gilt design, front and endboards edged in gold. Leaves gilt and others uncut. Georgeous! 1933. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Presenting Lily Mars

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran. 1933. First. First edition. A small stain on the copyright page (and the facing dedication page), a little smudging to the boards, a near fine copy in a partially price-clipped, very good plus dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown and light edgewear. Nicely Inscribed by the author to his close friend, and occasional co-author, Harry Leon Wilson: "For H.L., who may be reminded of something or somebody, here and there --- N.B.T. Aug. 26, 1933. Kennebunkport." Interestingly, Tarkington signs using his true first initial "N" for his real first name "Newton," which he seldom did -- perhaps he did so as a lighthearted jab at Wilson, who often went by the name "H. Leon Wilson." The novel was bought by MGM as a dramatic vehicle for Lana Turner, but the script turned out to be too lighthearted and Norman Taurog's 1943 film version was instead a musical, showcasing Judy Garland as the small-town girl who impresses Broadway producer Van Heflin. A great association copy: Tarkington and Wilson collaborated on a number of plays early in their careers, several of which were filmed, probably most notably, The Man From Home in 1914 (and re-filmed again in 1922), one of the earliest feature films directed by Cecil B. De Mille. Another collaboration was Cameo Kirby, filmed first in 1914, but most notably by John Ford in 1923 with John Gilbert, Alan Hale, and Jean Arthur. Wilson, who was married to Rose O'Neill (creator of the Kewpie Doll), wrote several other books that were filmed, including Merton of the Movies, Ruggles of Red Gap, and Bunker Bean. Over sixty films were made from Tarkington's works, including The Magnificent Ambersons. .

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        Aquarell über Bleistift-Vorzeichnung mit handschriftlichem Gedicht und Titel in blauer Tinte. 1933.

      - 1 gefalt. Bl. getöntes Zanders-Bütten mit WZ Einhorn. 31 : 22 cm. Das hervorragende Aquarell in starken Farben einer Tessiner Ortschaft am See misst 10 : 11 cm. – Das Gedicht "Ich weiss von solchen ." In 4 Strophen wurde im Auftrag von Alice Leuthold für Max Eisenring im Oktober 1933 geschrieben. – Mileck, Vol I. part V. E. 678. – Unterkante minimalgebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Alfred Wegeners letzte Grönlandfahrt. Die Erlebnisse der deutschen Grönlandexpedition 1930/1931 geschildert von seinen Reisegefährten und nach Tagebüchern des Forschers

      Unter Mitwirkung von Dr. Fritz Loewe herausgegeben von Else Wegener. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1933, 4te Auflage, 303pp., very good woven white cloth, corners and spine at top and bottom a bit worn., Beautifully INSCRIBED in ink by co-editor Fritz Loewe, dated 20. Feb. 1933 - : Zur Erinnerung an 'Nanuschka' und das vierzigste Semester / Fritz Loewe." With the previous owner's stamp: Dr. med. Adolf Marcuse / Dieffenbachstr. 40. Loewe (meteorologist and explorer 1895-1974), emigrated to Australia), famous survivor of the Wegener expedition to Greenland during which he lost toes to frostbite, while his companions Wegener and Villumsen perished, as described in the text. Loewe not only edited the second half of the work, providing connecting text between fragments left by Wegener (according to the preface), he also composed several narrative sections. He is pictured between pages 160-61. His diary of the fateful trip is preserved at the University of Melbourne Archives, Loewe Collection. ALSO LAID IN: F. Loewe, "Die deutsche Grönlandexpedition Alfred Wegener" pp. 201-226 illustrated with photos, Sonderdruck aus Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde vom 9. Mai 1933: ALSO INSCRIBED: "Adolf Marcuse / vom Verfasser.". .

      [Bookseller: Steven Wolfe Books]
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        Kumbum Dschamba Ling. Das Kloster der hunderttausend Bilder Maitreyas. Ein Ausschnitt aus Leben und Lehre des heutigen Lamaismus

      F. A. Brockhaus, Leipzig, 1933. Hardcover. Good/Good. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text is in German. Ex-Library but never circulated. Text clean. Small stamp on front free endpage. Sticker on tail spine end. Front hinge cracked, but binding still secure. Pages lightly tanned. Jacket tanned with small closed tears and chipping to edges. Stamp on edges of text-block. Light bumping to text-block. Fold-out map. Boards and jacket bumped and shelf worn on corners, edges and spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 126839..

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf]
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        Al-Morchid Fi'l-Kohhl) ou Le guide d'Oculistique. Ouvrage inédit En Arabe et espagnol.

      - Masnou (Barcelona), Laboratoires du Nord de l'Espagne, 1933. 29 x 23 cm, 225 pp. Ilustrado con dibujos de instrumentos quirúrgicos. Pliegos sin cortar. Cubiertas originales en pergamino. Añadidos dos exlibris, el primero pertenece a Joaquín Cusí, director y propietario de los laboratorios y el segundo de su hija Maria Teresa Cusí, éste lleva al dorso su dirección mecanografiada (colegio en Bruselas) y la fecha "Dilluns 28 de Novembre de 1938". Este exlibris es uno de los raros ejemplares cuyo motivo artístico es una foto de la propietaria sentada en el jardin de su casa (en Masnou) desde donde se ve Barcelona. Contiene además una targeta personal de J. Cusi autografiada. Edición limitada y numerada de 50 ejemplares sobre papel de hilo. Traducción al francés del magnífico manuscrito de medicina árabe que se conserva en la Biblioteca de El Escorial realizada por el doctor egipcio Max MEYERHOF en el que se exponen los conocimientos oftalmológicos de este oculista hispanoárabe.

      [Bookseller: El Arte de la Memoria]
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        Femmes. 20 Planches de Sasha Stone.

      Paris, Éditions arts et métiers graphiques, 1933 - 4°-Kart Mappe, 1 Textbl., 20 Phototafeln, davon 19 (Nr. 2-20) als lose Blätter. Blatt Nr. 1 a. Deckel aufmontiert., Deckel min. berieben, Textblatt leichte Randläsuren, Tafeln tadell. (= Collection d?études photographiques du corpshumain n°1.) ?Was er mit seinen Bildern zeigen wollte, waren keine weiblichen ?Stars?, die das zeitgenössischeSchönheitsideal verkörperten oder als gesellschaftlicheLeitbilder fungierten, sondern Frauen, deren körperlicher Ausdruck etwas vom Alltag der Epoche erfahrbar macht, zu dem auch die Geschichte des Körpers gehört.?(Sasha Stone, 1895-1940, Fotograf russischer Herkunft, zählte zu den engeren Freunden Benjamins und war einer der bedeutendsten Fotografen der Weimarer Republik.) 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

      New York: The Macmillan Company,, 1933. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. 8 plates, facsimile and diagram within the text. Very lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the jacket with some small chips, tanned spine panel, and dampstain to the lower edges. First edition, first printing, of the book which continues the story of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, resurrected thus by Vincent Starrett, who has inscribed this copy humorously on the front free endpaper, "For Don Colvin, "There can be no grave for Sherlock Holmes or Watson..." (p.93) Vincent Starrett".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Shanghai: Limited Editions Club, 1933. Softcover. Small gap on one edge to the top board of box. Fine in Chinese redwood box with lettering incised by hand. Octavo (8" x 11") bound in full silk brocade wrappers. Copy #509 of 1500 translated with an introduction by Lionel Giles and printed on handmade Chinese paper. Four illustrations printed on double folded leaves. Issued unsigned. Monthly Letter laid in. Lovely production rather uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Vintage Snapshot Photograph of the Babe and the Duke on Waikiki Beach

      - Small vintage snapshot photograph of Babe Ruth and Duke Kahanamoku on Waikiki Beach. 4.5" x 2.75". Mounted on a black album page and presumably removed from an album. Near fine. The photo depicts both sports legends in bathing suits, standing with paddles in front of an outrigger canoe. In the background, another Hawaiian man brandishes a paddle (left-handed, as the Babe would do) and appears to be about to swat both of the legends in the back of the head. The two met in 1933 or 1934 when Ruth accompanied a barnstorming team that included Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, and Lefty Gomez. We have seen other copies of this photograph, so assume that it achieved some modest distribution in Hawaii.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Karl Marx. Selected Works. In two volumes

      New York: International Publishers, , [1933]. Prepared by the Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute, Moscow under the editorship of V. Adoratsky. 2 volumes, octavo. Publisher's red coarse-grained cloth, spines lettered gilt, with the striking dust jackets. Dust jackets price clipped, slightly chipped at the spine ends and with short tears to the front joint and turn in of both volumes. Internally very clean. An excellent set in the rare dust jackets. First English language edition of this selection of Marx's writings, originally published by the Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R. and here printed in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, edited in the English version by C. P. Dutt. The original selection was made by V. V. Adoratsky, the editor of the 36-volume edition of Marx's and Engels's complete works. A publisher's note at the beginning of volume one advises that "most of the documents included in this volume have either been specially translated for this edition or are revised translations of earlier publications of the works of Marx and Engels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      - Barcelona, Oliva de Vilanova, 1933, 2 tomos en folio holandesa tela, XXXVI+506 págs. y 527 págs.+ 2. Ilustrado con magníficos grabados en madera por Enric C. Ricart. Edición numerada en buen papel de 1500 ejemplares, muy cuidada y de gran valor artístico y tipográfico

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        The Novels and Plays of Saki. Complete in One Volume

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The great sermon handicap

      Hodder & Stoughton 1933 - London first edition ,red paper ,imitation leather gold lettering and decorations. The wrapper has been cleaned and has had minor restoration to a small hole in the spine but what makes this item rare is the fragile book which is mint probably unread no rubbing ,staining or darkening ,a wonderful little book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Man with 2 Left Feet

      A L Burt 1933 - New York ,orange cloth black lettering and decoration. F/F .The book is tight ,with no inscriptions, foxing or staining .Cloth is bright with no fade or toning. The wrapper has had minor restoration to spine ends. This title is notoriously difficult to find in anywhere close to fine condition .Some of the other A L Burt titles are less of a challenge but this binding is very weak and with the cheap brown paper which foxes extremely easily it becomes even more difficult to find the truly fine copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Mulliner Nights

      McClelland & Stewart 1933 - Toronto F/VG+ . The book has red grained cloth with no defects. The wrapper has some rubbing with archival paper tape securing some short closed tears at top and bottom .Unusual as the publisher is not identified on the wrapper spine and the front flap has a photo of Wodehouse. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Dr. Kuroda's Birds in Life Colours (3 Volume Set)

      Shukyosha Shoin, Tokyo 1933 - [1933-1935, Three Volume Set, 1092 Birds Illustrated on 155 Color Plates]. Japanese Title: "Chorui Genshoku dai Zusetsu - Kuroda Nagamichi-cho," each volujme with a heavy cardboard slip cases, Volume 1 - Showa 8 (1933), Volumes 2 - Showa 9 (1934), Volume 3 - Showa 10 (1935), 4to (9 1/2 x 12 1/2 in 23.7 x 31.5 cm), half morocco, blindstamped vignettes on front board with gilt lettering in English, gilt lettering (English and Japanese) and decoration on the spines, top edge dyed, tissue guard protected title pages in Japanese and English, text in Japanese script (hiragana & kanji) but often accompanied by corresponding Latin and English script, 1092 different birds, catalogued, described and illustrated on 155 color plates. Though a comprehensive table of contents and three different indices, the birds found in each volume are extensively cross referenced and indexed. ~ Condition. The books are in Very Good condition. The head and foot of all spines is heavily worn. The spine covering of Volume 3 is a darker shade than that on Volumes 1 & 2. On Volume 3, the cloth on the front board is starting to pull up in spots where it meets the spine covering. There are marginal smudges on approximately 5 plates. A number of pages have smudges on the back which probably were created during the printing process. None of the smudges impact on the images on the plates and the plates and text are otherwise clean and free of faults. The title page on each volume has the following inscription signed by the author: "To. Mrs. Frank E. Lowe wife of Maj. General Frank E. Lowe, U.S. Army, Metabegwandi, Harrison, Maine, Nagamichi Kuroda." Volume 1 has a booksellers label (Inoue Book Store, Tokyo) pasted over another label and there is evidence that under these a label has been removed. Volumes 1 & 2 have a red seal on the title page which is identified by a rice paper type paste-on as the "Seal of the Iwasaki Library." The same seal is found at one or two places at the rear of Volumes 1 and 2 on pages following the plates. The author's title and the name of the publisher are translated into English on rice paper type paste-ons on the title page directly below the Japanese script. Volume 3 has a seal at the upper right of the title page that has been obliterated with blue ink. The same seal (not obliterated but indistinct is found on the back of the title page and on the page that follows. Volume 3 does not contain the Iwasaki Library seal. Aside from these seals, the books have no other library type treatments. The slip cases are in Good condition. They have heavy wear and staining but they are solid with no separation. ~~ Extra Postage Applies. This is a heavy set (20 pounds packed) and extra postage will apply. Shipment outside the United States starts at $120.00.

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      Paris, Albin Michel, 1933. - In-8 (19 x 12) ; 254 pp. Demi-maroquin brun à coins, filets dorés sur les plats, dos à 5 nerfs ornés d'une roulette dorée, encadrements décorés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (reliure signée Iseux successeur de Thierry-Simier). Edition originale. Un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur vergé Montgolfier après 10 ex sur Japon et 30 sur Hollande. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Empty Quarter

      Constable & Co, London 1933 - Being a description of the Great South Desert of Arabia known as Rub' al Khali. Olive green cloth, gilt lettered and ruled spine and blind ruled boards. Library stamp top edge, barely noticeable because of dark staining to top edge. Small library number on title page. Shallow stain to frontis photo not affecting photo at all. Otherwise very nice. Super copy of Philby's famous book. Another one of those desert loving Englishmen. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris. Dix Siècles d'Histoire. 72 illustrations dont 21 eaux-fortes originales, d'André de Szekely.

      R. C. Michel, Paris 1933 - -Paris, R. C. Michel, 1933. Grand in-4. 143pp. 21 planches. =500 exs. Sur vélin d'Arches. Une très belle reliure dans maroquin un printemps vert, très embelli avec dorés. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Vinyl Record]: The Harvard University Phonograph Records No. 3: T.S. Eliot Reading His Poems: Gerontion [and] The Hollow Men

      [Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Harvard University Phonograph Records. 1933. First edition. Original 78 rpm vinyl album. Fine. A recording of Eliot "As originally recorded for the Department of English, Harvard University." The first recording of T.S. Eliot. Gallup E5a. .

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        The Empty Quarter Being a description of the Great South Desert of Arabia known as Rub' al Khali

      Constable & Co., London 1933 - Original brown cloth, 32 photographic plates, 1 plan, 2 folding maps, interesting appendices, xxiv 433pp, index. Since 630 the city of Mecca has been the center of the Islamic world, but the modern nation of Saudi Arabia was not created until 1932, and oil was not discouverated until 1936. The expedition recorded in this book began in 1931, and it is a fascinating account of pre-oil Saudi Arabia. The nation has changed remarkably in the last 100 years, and the change is still going on. Part of dj laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La canción del barrio.

      [Buenos Aires, Francisco A. Colombo, 1933]. - Small portfolio containing a suite of 15 engraved plates in the dry point technique. Illustrated front-wrapper serving as title page. One of 90 copies printed on soft paper. Edited by Viau and Zona. Enrique Fernández Chelo designed and engraved the dry point plates and made the impression from the hand-press of the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de la Nación. Evaristo Carriego reflects the colourful street life of the bohemian parts of Buenos Aires in the early 20th century. Evaristo, a minor popular poet and a great conversationalist, had made a great impression on the young Jorge Luis Borges, whose family lived in the same part of Buenos Aires. Borges’ life of Carriego (published in 1930 - see item no 55 in this catalogue) in which he recalls his childhood memories, inspired the present series. Francisco A. Colombo (1868-1953) was a self-taught craftsman of great talent. He began as a modest printer who made his own paper in the rural town of San Antonio de Areco; by the late 1920s he was already the most accomplished printer in South America producing books of considerable quality. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      London: Jonathan Cape. (1933). First. First edition. A fine copy, lacking the dustwrapper. The author's first book. Very scarce. .

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        K'oen -yu ts'iuen t'ou

      [Beijing, 1674, but reprinted Korea, 1933]. - Xylograph, printed on 6 sheets, the southern polar landmass embellished with animals, including a unicorn, a lion, a rhinoceros, a crocodile, a giraffe, a beaver and a turkey, the spandrels with eight large lozenges with text descriptions, mounted on a large screen. One of the largest world maps ever printed. Verbiest's original is as rare as its forerunner produced by Matteo Ricci at Beijing in 1602 (or its now-lost predecessors). This reprint is almost as rare. It is easily distinguished from the 1674 by the addition of a new imprint in Chinese (accompanied with a chop in this example), and by the fact that the text in the spandrels of the original is within differently-shaped frames. The map itself has many similarities to Ricci's (on a Mercator projection), with updating to reflect European (largely English) exploration of the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. A remarkable piece of printing by the Jesuits in China, published to mark their official return to favour. Beginning with Ricci at the end of the sixteenth century, the Jesuits were really only tolerated in China as scientific advisers and were not allowed to embark on a general mission throughout the country, nevertheless the influence at the imperial court of Ricci's successor, Adam Schall von Bell aroused the jealousy of imperial agents who, on the pretext of the Jesuits supposedly preparing the way for Portuguese occupation, in 1664 had Schall von Bell and five assistants sentenced to death. Schall von Bell was reprieved, but his Chinese assistants were executed and all the priests in China, were rounded up in Canton with a view to being expelled. It wasn't until 1667 when the young Emperor K'ang-Hsi began to take a hand in the affairs of government and made friends with Schall's successor, Ferdinand Verbiest, that the measures taken against the Christians were rescinded and the position of the Fathers made secure. The 1674 original is reproduced in 'Europa und die Kaiser' (Frankfurt, 1985), at p.109-111. A Canton version c.1860 is reproduced (in error for the original), in 'Chine Ciel et Terre' (Gent, 1982), at p.408-409.

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        Lord Edgware Dies

      London, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd,, 1933. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      (New York): (Alfred A. Knopf), (1933). First Edition. wraps. Upper right corner slightly bumped, minuscule closed tear at bottom of front cover. Near Fine. A small pamphlet containing just the title poem and issued as Number Eight of the Borzoi Chap Books series. Crane A17: 2000 copies. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author with his initials on the blank page opposite the beginning of the text: "To Richard Hocking/from one whose life/has been spent in/questing(?) without/prejudice to anyone/or anything -- R.F./Christmas 1933." Rare with such a superb inscription.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Happy Grove: The Story of My Boyhood in Korea

      Scribners, 1933. 1st. Hardcover. A gorgeous copy with Fine covers, decorative pastedowns are a little discolored, in a VG bright dj with a 1/4" X 1 1/4" chip at lower front gutter.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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        The Hound of Death and Other Stories

      London: Odhams Press Limited,, 1933. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth mottled, titles oxidised as very often, spotting to endpapers and occasionally to contents. A very good copy in the exceptionally nice dust jacket with a little bleed to the verso but none of the usual fading at the spine. First edition, first impression. This title was published by Odhams when the Crime Club declined to do so. They later decided they had missed a trick and put out a small number in their own binding and dust jackets. Copies of this edition are far from scarce but pretty ones like the present example are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Man with 2 (Two) Left Feet

      A. L. Burt Company 1933 - [McIlvaine: A21b First American edition. Note: Permission to print granted by Double day, Doran who never published the collection themselves despite holding the American rights.] "First Edition" on copyright page. Book is in good condition. Dust jacket is protected with Mylar. Some wear and creasing to the dust jacket. Some tears on the dust jacket. Minor wear to the covers. Some wear to the corners of the covers. Minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine. Stain on the front endpaper. Please see our other P. G. Wodehouse Listings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CKR Inc.]
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        Heavy Weather

      Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1933 - Previous owner's name on front end paper verso. Jacket with the number .25 under the unclipped price of $2.00, edges professionally restored by Octavaye Studios. else a very good copy in about a near fine but scarce jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Early American Children's Books, with Bibliographical Descriptions of the Books in His Collection,

      The Southworth Press, Portland 1933 - 4to. 354pp. Illustrated. Leather spine, gilt titles. Illustrated paper boards./ Top edge gilt. One of 585 numbered copies, this copy unnumbered and marked 'Review Copy'; signed by Rosenbach. Foreword by A. Edward Newton. Light trace of wear else a fine copy in a lightly worn publisher's slipcase. Still the standard bibliography for books from 1682 to 1835. Index of Authors and Titles; another of Places and Publishers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
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      The Southworth Press, Portland, Maine:1933 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 50% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Limited edition #52/88 signed by Rosenbach with bibliographical description of the books in Rosenbach's private collection, foreward by A.E. Newton, illustrated, bound in original full blue leather, front and rear covers stamped in blind dipicting t wo children, raised bands, compartments stamped in blind, lettered in gilt, some staining to covers, edges rubbed and hinges slightly weakening, protected within a black cloth covered slipcase lined with soft cloth. To accompany this tite is a small children's book titled "THE TRAGI-COMIC HISTORY OF THE BURIAL OF COCK ROBIN; with the lamentation of Jenny Wren; the sparrow's apprehension; and the cuckoo's punishment, being a swquel to the courtship, marriage, and pic-nic dinner of Robin Red-Breast and Jenny Wren, Benjamin Warner, Philadelphia:1821, in pink paper coverd cardboard, illustrated, housed within a blue cloth covered chemise and blue matching leather slipcase, raised bands, gilt lettering with staining to covers. A wonderful work by the famous collector and writer. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Shop]
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        Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company [1933?]. 244 p. Navy cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First edition, early printing. (No statement of "First Edition" on copyright page, which publisher evidently started using earlier in the decade.) Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Former owner's name on front end paper in pen, foxing to edges and a bit on end papers. Jacket is in nice shape, tiny chip at foot, some rubbing, light foxing, and toning. A nice copy with its rare dust jacket. One of the earliest works of Austrian economist Hayek(best-known for his Road to Serfdom) to be translated into English.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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