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        THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF PROFESSOR BRANESTAWM

      John Lane The bodley Head. London.,1933. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo (8.6 x 6.9 inches). Fully illustrated with a full colour frontis and 75 line drawings by Heath Robinson. Some small patches of light foxing to a few pagers, mostly to the margins, otherwise a very good copy in a lovely recent leather binding of Full red morocco, the spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards.Top edge gilt. Illustrated endpapers bound in at front. Overall a very good example of this wonderful book. A great meeting of author and illustrator.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        It's Up to the Women

      Stokes 1933 - First edition, first printing. New York: Frederick Stokes, 1933. 263 p. Very Good+ hardcover in Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding, tissue guard intact. Foxing to edges and endpapers. Former owner's name and address penned on fep. Jacket chipped at extremities, front panel creased along top and bottom edges, light staining, fading to blue on spine panel, small piece of tape on verso, foxing, price intact ($1.25). rare in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Gottfried Feder. Der Mann und sein Werk.,

      - 8°, 128; O-Halbledereinband mit zahlreichen Fotos. Leipzig, Verlag Theodor Weicher 1933. Zustand: Einband bestoßen u. beschabbt, Buchrücken hinten oben kleiner Kantriß, Buchblock etwas wellig, Oberkante wasserrändig, insgesamt noch wohlerhaltenes u. seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Uni Muenchen]
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        Everton V Manchester City 1933 (f.a. Cup Final) Football Programme

      1933 - Official programme for the 1933 FA Cup Final between Everton and Manchester City. Everton won 3-0 in front of 93,000 spectators with goals from Dixie Dean, Jimmy Stein and Jimmy Dunn. Covers sl foxed, rusty staples. Internally very good with no team changes or other markings. A very good copy.   

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The Hardy Boys. Footprints Under the Window

      Grosset and Dunlap, New York 1933 - Beige/brown cloth in unclipped dust jacket. First printing jacket(which was issued on all three variants of the 1933 printing) on a second printing book. Jacket with a white spine and first style jacket art. Book with orange Gretta endpapers and titles as given in Carpentieri's record 1933B-2 (page 205 in Carpentieri and Mular). The twelfth book in the classic Hardy Boys series. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Minor to moderate darkening to the rear jacket panel and spine. Minor soiling with minor to moderate scuffing. Extremities of the jacket scuffed, with the corners worn and some fraying, chipping and minor tearing to the head and foot. Three small tears along the extremity, with minor associated creasing. Minor fading, scuffing and soiling to the book. Minor edgewear, with light bumping to the corners. Light soiling to the page edges, with a small stain to the lower page edges and one at the upper page edges near the spine. Neither affects the interior. Interior solid with minor general browning to the paper and very minor scattered soiling. A few pages with dog ear creases. (Carpentieri p. 205. Axe p. 98) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mare Booksellers]
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        THE DEATH OF BILLY THE KID

      Houghton Mifflin Co., 1933., 1933. First edition. 12mo. Presentation inscription from Western American author E. A. Brininstool to a life-time friend, L. H. Spragle of Cresco, Pennsylvania. "To my good old pal of frontier days, when we dodged the 'Kid' down on the Rio Bonita, after shooting it out with his gang. E. A. Brininstool ('Buckskin Pete'), Los Angeles, Apl 15/33, to L. H. Spragle, Cresco, PA." A facsimile letter appears on page xl from John W. Poe to E. A. Brininstool, dated March 5, 1923, in which Poe advises Brininstool as to the actual time and date that the "Kid" was killed. Cloth, xl (4), 60 pp., frontis. (portrait of Billy the Kid), introduction, illustrated, epilogue. A deputy sheriff under Pat Garrett, Poe urged Garrett to investigate a report that Billy the Kid was at Ft. Sumner. He was present when Garrett killed the Kid. Lincoln County War expert Maurice Fulton provides an excellent introduction. Cloth lightly mottled on front and rear covers else a near fine, bright copy in the very scarce dust jacket that has light wear at the spine ends, spine panel a bit darkened, and a tiny hole (pin head size) at top edge of front panel. Housed in a cloth, clamshell case with the design of the dust jacket's front and rear panel duplicated on the case. Sharp copy. SIX GUNS 1741. KID 192.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Pueblo Indian Pottery

      C. Szwedzicki, Nice 1933 - Volume One only; Limited Edition (342/750); signed by publisher. Fifty Reproductions in Color from Specimens in the Famous Collection of the Indian Arts Fund. Includes all 50 unbound color photo-lithographic plates; all but one tissue guard missing; stitched text included. Good+ condition. Portfolio is rubbed w/small stain spots on front panel; spine ends worn; corners bumped and rubbed; wear to rear panel; two bumps to top edge rear panel; very small black spots on portion of inside panels; inside flaps creased w/several tears; outside flaps of porfolio slty creased, worn, and sunfaded. Text is faintly darkened around edges; dog-earred bottom right hand corner to front wrap and title page. Tissue guard is yellowed, chipped, creased, and torn. Plates: top and bottom right hand corners lightly bumped; faint darkening to edges; plate 13 has small yellow streak to top edge and bumped bottom left hand corner. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: PAGE ONE TOO]
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        The Case of the Velvet Claws

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1933-01-01 New York: William Morrow, 1935. 304 p. First edition, first printing. Black cloth with red lettering. Very Good condition. No dust jacket. Clean text. Small gold bookplate on front end paper, exposed tips at bottom. Old Toledo, Ohio bookseller stamp on back paste down; back hinge repaired. Small dampstain spot to back bottom corner. Nice condition overall. Rare first of the sixth Perry Mason novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE HOUND OF DEATH AND OTHER STORIES

      Odhams Press Limited, [1933]., 1933. First edition. Spine faded but lettering legible, cloth lightly spotted, lightly foxed along the fore-edges, former small owner's stamped name on front fly leaf and top of title page, else a good internally clean copy in dust jacket, moderately soiled on the rear panel, light wear to the spine ends, and internally reinforced with archival tape. Contains twelve short stories of mystery, horror, and the macabre. An elusive title especially in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        AEGRI SOMNIA,

      Bruxelles, Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire, 1933 - Broché, couverture papier illustrée, page de titre au vignette, papier Pannekoek, 180 x 260mm., 185pp., pages ne sont pas coupés. Un des 12 exemplaires hors commerce. Très bon état. 720 g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKSELLER - ERIK TONEN BOOKS]
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        THE ROMANCE AND DRAMA OF THE RUBBER INDUSTRY. Signed.

      The Firestone Tire And Rubber Co., (1933)., n.p. (Akron, Ohio): - Firestone, Harvey S. , Jr. THE ROMANCE AND DRAMA OF THE RUBBER INDUSTRY. Signed. n.p. (Akron, Ohio): The Firestone Tire And Rubber Co., (1933). First Edition, Limited to 600 Copies, this copy Inscribed by Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. on the limitation page. "To John S. Martin, with best regards, Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., September 30, 1933". An excellent copy in three-quarter brown leather over silk covered boards, gilt titles to the front board. [Minor archival restoration to the tips]. Octavo. 127 pp. Top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Deckled fore-edge. A collection of 51 radio talks delivered by Harvey S. Firestone Jr., in, The Voice Of Firestone programs during September 1931 to September 1932 on the National Broadcasting Company. An intriguing look at the rubber and tire industry and modern American business history. Very Uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Vinyl Record]: The Harvard University Phonograph Records No. 3: T.S. Eliot Reading His Poems: Gerontion [and] The Hollow Men

      The Harvard University Phonograph Records, [Cambridge, Massachusetts 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.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        ACTIVITES.

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

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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        Bibliography Of The Cricket Works Of The Late F.s. Ashley-cooper

      Kidderminster: Priv., by the Author 1933 - F.S. Ashley-Cooper (1877-1932) is widely held to be the greatest authority on the history of cricket. He wrote, joint wrote or edited some 103 books and pamphlets on cricket. His collection of books and pictures – some 4,000 in number – was unrivalled at the time of his death. Not long after, under the guidance of fellow collector A.W. Shelton, it was acquired by the soft furnishings magnate, Sir Julien Cahn. Weston's bibliography is, by his own admission, probably incomplete. Notwithstanding, it is the fullest record we have of Ashley-Cooper's work. Small 8vo. [19]pp, interleaved. Portrait plate (of Ashley-Cooper). Original grey paper-covered boards, title in blue lettering to upper board. A fine copy. No.4 of a Limited Edition of 100 copies, signed by the author. [Padwick, 42]   [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        MARLBOROUGH. His life and times.

      George G.Harrap & Co.Ltd.London.,1933-38. - FIRST EDITIONS.FOUR VOLUMES.Each volume with maps,plans,facsimiles and portraits.Volume one has a small stain along the very edge of the page for the first 286pp of the book,at its worst marking in about 2 milimetres onto the page,otherwise very good bright,fresh set.Original publishers burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and coat of arms.Top edges gilt.Spines of volumes 1 to 3 faded as usual.Overall a very good set.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Alien Corn

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1933. First. First edition. Fine without dustwrapper. Warmly Inscribed by the author. A relatively short running but important play which featured Katharine Cornell and Luther Adler in the original Broadway run. Very scarce signed -- Howard died in a farm accident in 1939. He was awarded a posthumous Academy Award for his screenplay for Gone With the Wind (making him the first writer to win both a screenplay Oscar and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Schmiede der Zukunft. Märchen.

      Verlag der Jugendinternationale., Berlin 1933 - Berlin Verlag der Jugendinternationale. 1933. 25,3x19, 5 cm. 86 S., 2 S. Mit s/w. Illustrationen von Heinrich Vogeler. Originalhalbleinwand mit farbiger Deckelillustration. Raabe 346, 25. - Erste Ausgabe. - Der Muezzin. - Said der Träumer. - Die Söhne der Aischa. - Ali der Teppichweber. - Der Spatz. - Kanten bestossen. Vorsätze gebräunt. Wenige Seiten schwach fingerfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Originalhalbleinwand mit farbiger Deckelillustration. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites with new illustrations

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., (1933). . First edition, 8vo, 286, (2) pp. 8 colour plates, brief contemporary inscription to fly leaf. Recent red full morocco with the original pictorial endpapers bound in, a.e.g., gilt spine, a lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        1er Congrès des Grands Barrages Scandinavie Juin-Juillet 1933. 5 volumes.1: Détérioration, par vieillissement du béton des barrages-poids. 331 pages.2: Influence de la température interne et déformation des barrages-poids. 555 pages.3: Méthodes de recherches permettant de reconnaitre si un métériau donné est apte à être employé pour la construction d?un barrage en terre. 407 page.4: Etude des lois physiques commandant l?infiltration de l?eau à travers les barrages en terre et lesol sous-jacent. 419 pages.5: Communications diverses. 137 pages.

      Commission Internationale des Grands Barrages de la Conférence Mondiale de l?Energie, Stockholm, 1933 - photos n/b,

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        Down and Out in Paris and London

      London: Victor Gollancz,, 1933. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in green. Contemporary ownership initials to half-title, erased pencil inscription to front free endpaper, ticket of the Times Book Club to rear pastedown. Tiny closed tear at head of lightly faded and rolled spine, corners of boards a little worn, light spotting to fore and bottom edges of text block and occasionally to contents. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Orwell's first book. One of 1,500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Down and Out In Paris And London

      New York: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1933. Octavo, 292 pages. First American Edition. A fictionalized account of Orwell's time as a dishwasher in Paris and a tramp in London. The book was thrust into the food writing world when Anthony Bourdain declared it a favorite book and an inspiration for his Kitchen Confidential. An indulgent kitchen staff is nothing new, as Orwell notes, "the power of swallowing quarts of wine, and then sweating it out before it can do much damage, is one of the compensations of [this] life." Small bookplate to the undecorated side of the free front endpaper, otherwise very good. Lacking the scarce dust jacket, but a facsimile jacket us supplied, just for fun.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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        Picasso Peintre-Graveur. Catalogue illustre de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie 1899-1931.

      Bern, Selbstvlg., 1933 - 4°. OBr. (365) S., Broschur(Interimseinband) m. Transp.-OU, Fehlstellen am Rücken, innen tadell. Transp.-OU nur partiell erhalten Text franz. 257 Arbeiten abgebildet. Systematisch geordnet: Radierungen, Holzschnitte, Lithographien und Monotypien. Kritische Beschreibung aller Zustände, insoweit vollständiger als Bloch (1968 ff.), der keine Zustandsdrucke verzeichnet. Der erste kritische Werkkatalog zu Picassos Arbeit. Basierte auf der langjährigen Freundschaft zwischen Künstler und Sammler und ist für die Periode nach wie vor maßgeblich. Wurde ab Band 2 (1968 ff.) auf die Radierungen konzentriert und ab Band 3 von Brigitte Baer fortgeführt, nachdem Mourlot mit der separaten Verzeichnung der Lithographien begonnen hatte. Privatdruck des Verfassers in 500 Expl., davon 450 im Handel. [Dank an den Kollegen Zenner fürs abschreiben.] 2200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS

      John Grant, 1933-4., 1934. New edition edited by Frederick Webb Hodge. First edition thus. Three volumes. Volume I: Blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, pictorial embossment on front cover, lxii, 442pp., teg, frontis, introduction, illustrated with full-page plates in color, chiefly from the Indian Gallery, [formerly in the War Department at Washington], photogravure portraits, index; Volume II: Blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, pictorial embossment on front cover, viii, 458pp., teg, frontis, illustrated with full-page plates in color, photogravure portraits, index; Volume III: Blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, pictorial embossment on front cover, xvi, 355 [1]pp., teg, frontis, introduction by H. J. Braunholtz, two folding maps, illustrated with full-page plates in color, index. Throughout the three volumes are 123 full-page plates in color, photogravure portraits, and two maps in Volume III. Howes M129 says, "....these are the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed. Originally issued in twenty parts [in nineteen]; but few sets were retained in that impracticable form. The original oil paintings of which the plates were copies were all destroyed in the 1865 Smithsonian fire." Some light off-setting to the front and rear free endpapers of all three volumes, else fine, bright, tight copies. Handsome set. HOWES M129.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Edward Lear On My Shelves

      Printed by the Bremmer Presse At Munich For William B. Osgood Field, Munich 1933 - Blue paper over boards with linnen spine - title label on spine - all in very good condition. Presentation copy inscribed on colophon page "To Miss Bertha Coolidge - The No.1 of the first coppies received from Munich, August 3rd 1933 - Wm. B. Osgood Field - I hope you are pleased". On the colophhon page the text reads - "Printed by the Bremer Presse at Munich for William B. Osgood Field 1933 in one hundred and fifty five numbered and signed copies on Zanders hand made paper. The phototypes printed by J.B. Obernetter, five landscapes hand colored by Annette von Eckardt No. 33". Other illustrations - 10 double-page plates (5 hand- coloured by Annette von Eckardt), 123 uncoloured illustrations (many full- page and double full page), all after Lear, 1 full-page photogravure portrait. A beautiful book printed on beautiful paper. Chronology, Index, Illustrations, 455 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Martin Kaukas Books]
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        THE PAINTED VEIL . .DIALOGUE CONTINUITY. [(sic)wrapper title].

      Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 8 November 1933. - 127 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in mimeographed studio wrappers, with paper label. A few short, creased tears at edge of upper wrapper near brads, corner from filing label torn away, otherwise an unusually nice copy. Labeled a "Dialogue Continuity" script (denoted a "Complete" "Vault Copy" via rubberstamps on upper wrapper), but in fact, an actual shooting script of this adaptation of Maugham's 1925 novel. The 1934 release, directed by Richard Boleslawski, starred Greta Garbo, Jean Hersholt, Herbert Marshall, et al. Although Viertel and Fitzgerald were given collaborative screen credit for the adaptation, this script acknowledges only Meehan, and the date above is assigned based on the denotation that the script had been okayed by Hunt Stomberg, the producer, on that date.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION.

      Tudor Publishing Co., 1933. - First edition thus. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. Quarto. Black cloth, paper label on front cover, gold stamping on spine, black end papers, 412 [1] pp., frontis., illustrated, plates. Fine, tight copy in transparent dust jacket. Housed in the original color pictorial box with the bottom portion reinforced with cellophane tape. Contains eight color and twenty-four black and white plates by Harry Clarke. Twenty-nine tales by Poe including "The Cask of Amontillado," "The Masque of the Red Death," "The Gold Bug," "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," and many others. A handsome presentation of this important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Tales of Mystery & Imagination;

      Tudor, N.Y. 1933 - 32 plates including 8 tipped-in colour; 412pp, 275 x 200mm; black decorated cloth (one page badly opened resultting in a little paper loss), dustwrapper ( piece missing from top left hand corner of spine of d.w. affecting lettering, a few small tears); or overall a very nice copy in the original box [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BOOKS & THINGS]
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        ??????? ??????? ????? : ?????????? ????? XII ???? (The Knight in the Panther Skin: Georgian Poem of the XII century)

      Paris: D. Kheladze. 1933. First. First edition. Large quarto. Publisher's wrappers. LIV, [2], 236pp. Text in Russian. Illustrated. Very good plus copy with light soiling, slight nicks and tears. One of 800 copies. The first complete translation of this poem in Russian written by the famous 12th Century Georgian poet, Shota Rustaveli. Graceful and flexible verse remarkably reproduced in this publication in a magnificent translation by Constantine Balmont (1867-1942, in exile since 1920). The publication has two additional titles in French and English, as well as articles on Rustaveli and summaries of the poem in these languages. Publisher's note: "Illustrations attached to this Russian edition by the famous artist, academician Zichy. Curbs, caps and ending showing samples of decorations of old Georgian architecture are taken from the most luxurious Georgian edition of the poem of 1888." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Photographs of Mexico

      New York: Delphic Studios. (1933). First. First edition. Folio. Quarter leather and cloth. Modest rubbing and chipping at the spine ends, an ex-library copy with perforated stamp on title page, pocket remnant on rear pastedown, and a tiny lable at the base of the spine, still sound and very good, lacking the slipcase. An out-of-series or unnumbered copy of 1000 numbered copies. Parr and Badger, The Photobook Volume 1, p. 81. .

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        Original artist's maquette for Get-a-way and Hary Janos. No date, but before 1933, when Viking published the first edition. Sixty-four pencil numbered pages. The title page and contents leaf are drawn in crayon and pencil. The first full opening, pages 4 and 5, is quite fully rendered in pencil, crayon, and watercolor. The next recto (page 7) has a very accomplished pencil sketch for an illustration; the book is otherwise blank. Two rough sketches are laid in

      New York, c. 1933 - From the husband and wife team who would eventually win the Caldecott Medal in 1946 for The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles 10-1/4 inches (26 cm). . Plain red cloth spine, front cover with watercolor drawing incorporating the lettering, front endpapers painted in watercolor. Minor staining to front cover. Provenance: Selma Lanes (author of The Art of Maurice Sendak, etc.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Pine Forest in Snow. Also called: Trees and Snow

      [San Francisco, Calif.?], 1933. Photograph. Silver print. 19 x 15 inches. Printed prior to the 1960 Sierra Club Edition (Portfolio III; edition of 208). Reproduced in: Yosemite by Andrea Stillman: Little Brown, 1995. as plate No. 64. Mounted on board 28 x 22 inches, with some air bubbling between the two. Bears a pencil signature beneath the image on the mount, which appears not to be in the artist's hand. From the estate of the artist and educator Millard Owen Sheets. The reproduction on our web site is lighter than the original.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION

      Tudor Publishing Company, New York 1933 - Poe's collection of twenty-nine stories with illustrated plates by Harry Clarke. Attractive bookplate of Fayetta H. Phillip on the front paste-down endpaper. Gift inscription to Fay from her husband Bruce dated Christmas, 1933. A few pages left unopened. Evidence of removal of small sticker to the front free endpaper else a fine and bright copy in a near fine example of the original dust jacket with two tiny tears, about 1/8th inch, with one inch crease between. The book is housed within its original very good plus condition box showing a minimum of wear, with color paper panel on the cover. A very handsome copy with box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        MARLBOROUGH: His Life and Times

      London: George G. Harrap, 1933-38. 4 volumes. First edition of each volume. Portrait frontispieces, and a great profusion of illustrated plates, plans (many folding), document facsimiles and maps (several folding), in all, totaling hundreds of illustrations throughout. Thick 8vo, very handsomely bound in three-quarter red morocco over red cloth lettered and decorated with lion emblems in gilt between raised bands on the spines, t.e.g. [iv], 557; [iv], 605; [iv], 556; [iv], 652 pp. Appendices and index to each volume. A very handsome and finely preserved set. The bindings in near pristine, excellent condition and showing no wear. The text-blocks all very clean, crisp and tight, as perfect but for only the occasional evidence of age, usually at the prelims as is normal. SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS IN DELUXE BINDINGS OF RED MOROCCO GILT. CHURCHILL&#146;S VERY IMPORTANT HISTORICAL WORK ON MARLBOROUGH. Scarce in First Edition, First issue format.<br> Vilified by history, Churchill sets out to give a true depiction of his famous ancestor: &#147; It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only to invest him with his panoply, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes. I hope to show that he was not only the foremost of English soldiers, but in the first rank among the statesmen of our history; not only that he was a Titan, for that is not disputed, but that he was a virtuous and benevolent being, eminently seviceable to to his age and country, capable of drawing harmony and design from chaos, and one who only needed an earlier and still wider authority to have made a more ordered and a more tolerant civilization for his own time and to help the future.&#148; (from the preface)

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        Marlborough, His Life and Times, full set of finely bound British first editions

      George G. Harrap & Co 1933-1938, London - Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." (Richard Langworth, A Connoisseur's Guide to the Works of Sir Winston Churchill). The first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes between 1933 and 1938. Here is an excellent full set of four first edition, first printings sumptuously bound by the renowned Bayntun-Riviere bindery of Bath, England. The binding is half pebble-grain crimson morocco over red cloth boards. Features include raised spine bands, ruled panels, decorated compartments, leather corners, gilt ruled transitions, gilt top edges, head and foot bands, and marbled endpapers. Spine presentation is spectacular. The binding is in excellent, nearly as-new condition, showing only a few tiny corner bumps and a tiny scratch or two on the leather. The contents are worthy of the binding, being crisp, clean, bright and tight - and clearly never read. All maps, plans, and illustrations are present and pristine. There is no spotting whatsoever and no inscriptions or previous ownership markings of any kind. The gilt top edges remain bright and the fore edges are unusually bright as well, with none of the usual toning. The sole flaw detected is some minor staining on the fore edges of Volumes III and IV, which does not affect the text margins. Please note that this large, heavy set may require additional shipping costs. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.1.a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector, IOBA]
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        MARLBOROUGH. His life and times.

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London.,1933-38. - FIRST EDITIONS. FOUR VOLUMES. Each volume with maps, plans, facsimiles and portraits. Very good bright set finely bound in recent full red morocco, raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of six U.S. first edition, first printings in the rare first state dust jackets and slipcases

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1933-1938, New York - Here is a full set of six U.S. first edition, first printings in the rare first state dust jackets and slipcases. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The first volume was published in 1933, with the final volume published in 1938 on the eve of the Second World War. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. The first four U.S. volumes were originally issued in two-volume sets, with cream-colored dust jackets featuring green print. The fifth volume was originally issued in a white dust jacket with a red-printed design matching that of the two slipcases for volumes I & II and volumes III & IV. Only in 1938, when the sixth and final U.S. volume was published, were the more commonly seen blue and gold dust jackets issued. Today the first state dust jackets are quite scarce, and the fragile original slipcases doubly so. This is a full, first state set comprising truly fine first printing volumes in very good or better dust jackets with the two publisher's slipcases. All six volumes feature immaculate green cloth bindings and bright contents with absolutely no spotting and no inscriptions. The first four volumes are virtually as-new with especially bright page edges, having been protected by both their original dust jackets and the slipcases. All six dust jackets are unclipped. The cream-colored dust jackets of the first four volumes all show uniform toning to the spines and some modest chipping, mostly at the spine ends. The Volume V dust jacket is highly complete with fractional chipping at the spine ends and some toning of the spine. The Volume VI dust jacket remains bright and highly complete with some wrinkling at the spine ends, a small chip to the upper front corner, and some vertical creasing to the front face. All six dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The Volumes I & II slipcase is bright and complete, but separating at the upper right, right rear, and lower right seams. There is a small, faint pencil notation on the slipcase spine that may be previous bookseller pricing. The volume III & IV slipcase is complete with some soiling to the top edge, wear at the opening edges, and separation at the upper right, right rear, and lower right seams. Please anticipate the possibility of additional postage costs for this large, heavy, set, which we will pack with care. Bibliographic reference: A97.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MARLBOROUGH. His life and times.

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. London., 1933-38. - FIRST EDITIONS. FOUR VOLUMES. Each volume with maps, plans, facsimiles and portraits. Very good bright set with only some very minor foxing to half title, frontis, fore edge and title page of volume one-and edge of frontis in volume 3. Some fading to the very top and bottom of spine of volume 1 where there is loss to the dustwrapper. Boards of this volume have some marking to the outer edge but otherwise a very good set in publishers purple cloth with bevelled edges and gilt stamped crest on front boards. Spines lettered in gilt. Previous owners name written neatly on front free endpaper of vol 1 with date (1935). In the RARE DUSTWRAPPERS which apart from one strip to top of front panel and spine of volume one(about 5 inches wide and ranging from a couple of milimetres to about 1.7 cms at its worst) and a couple of small chips to top front panel, are all complete and in very good condition. Small chip to the spine of volume four. Importantly, all prices are intact on the inside front flaps of the wrappers, showing no other printings, identifying these as true first edition wrappers. These books are sometimes found with later edition dustwrappers which have been "price clipped" to remove the reprint notification. Spines lightly and uniformly darkened but not seriously. Top edges gilt. Overall a very good set. Uncommon in good condition and in true first impression dustwrappers.: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of six U.S. first edition, first printings in the rare first state dust jackets and slipcases

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1933 - Here is a full set of six U.S. first edition, first printings in the rare first state dust jackets and slipcases. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The first volume was published in 1933, with the final volume published in 1938 on the eve of the Second World War. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The British first edition was issued in four volumes. The U.S. publisher chose to split the first two volumes into two books each, resulting in a six volume set that is otherwise identical in content to the British. The first four U.S. volumes were originally issued in two-volume sets, with cream-colored dust jackets featuring green print. The fifth volume was originally issued in a white dust jacket with a red-printed design matching that of the two slipcases for volumes I & II and volumes III & IV. Only in 1938, when the sixth and final U.S. volume was published, were the more commonly seen blue and gold dust jackets issued. Today the first state dust jackets are quite scarce, and the fragile original slipcases doubly so. This is a full, first state set comprising fine first printing volumes in good plus or better dust jackets with the two publisher's slipcases. All six volumes feature immaculate green cloth bindings and bright contents with no internal spotting or previous ownership marks. The first four volumes are virtually as-new, having been protected by both their original dust jackets and the slipcases. The final two volumes, which were not slipcased, show mild dust soiling to the top edges with a touch of spotting confined to the top edges. All six dust jackets are unclipped. The cream-colored dust jackets of the first four volumes all show uniform toning to the spines and modest chipping, at the spine ends and the front face of Volume IV and rear face of Volume III, where it is likely that the jackets once caught on the slipcase. The Volume V dust jacket is substantially complete with a 3/16 inch strip loss at the spine head, as well as some spine toning and some abrasions at the top edge of the front face and along the front hinge. The Volume VI dust jacket remains bright and highly complete with three long vertical scratches on the spine and trivial wear at extremities. All six dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. The Volumes I & II slipcase is complete, but split at the three right side seams and somewhat scuffed and soiled overall. The Volume III & IV slipcase is complete with light overall soiling and wear at extremities. The volume III & IV slipcase is beginning to split at the right upper and rear seams, but nonetheless remains intact. Please anticipate the possibility of additional postage costs for this large, heavy, set, which we will pack with care. Bibliographic reference: A97.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marlborough

      Scribners, New York 1933 - The first American edition, six volumes, published from 1933 to 1938. The requisite Scribner's 'A' present on each copyright page. All six volumes uniform and bound in green cloth. An uncommonly nice set, the books in fine condition. The blue and gold dust jackets are near fine with some short edge tearing and minor chipping; a dime sized abrasion to the front panel of one jacket and a short triangular chip ( one half inch deep ) to the base of another. Slightly higher shipping costs commensurate with weight of the set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marlborough His Life and Times

      George Harrop and Co. Ltd. 1933 - 4 volumes, mixed state, newspaper article from 1940 pasted in on dedication page of Vol. 1., Vol 2 and 3 undated. All show some signs of wear, spines faded a bit. published 1933 to 1938, vols 2 and 3 Ryerson Press, likely 1st Canadian editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ian Thompson]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times [Complete in 4 volumes]

      George G. Harrap (1933 - 1938), London - Large octavo. Original burgundy (purplish) cloth with gold-stamped Churchill family crest on cover and gold lettering on spine in original printed price-clipped dust jackets. Brown dj's in vols. I - III, dj in vol. IV in green. Beveled edges. Top edge gilt. Frontispiece in each volume. Captivating biography by Winston Churchill of the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill (1650 - 1722). The Duke was an English soldier and statesman, whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs through the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The author was a descendant of the Duke. Churchill had conceived the idea of writing the work in 1929, when the conservative defeat in the general election meant that he was no longer a government minister. He seriously took on the task of writing in 1932 after pressure from his publishers. In the preface in Vol. I, Churchill writes: "It is my hope to recall this great shade from the past, and not only invest him with his panalopy, but make him living and intimate to modern eyes. I hope to show that he was not only the foremost of English soldiers, but in the first rank among the statesmen of our history; not only that he was a Titan, for that is not disputed, but that he was a virtuous and benevolent being, eminently serviceable to his age and country, capable of drawing harmony and design from chaos, and one who only needed an earlier and still wider authority to have made a more ordered and a more tolerant civilization for his own time, and to help the future." Vol. I: 611, [1]pp. Stated: "Reprinted October 1933" (Third Impression" stated on dj flap) Vol. II: 650, [1]pp. First edition, 1934. Vol. III: 607, [1]pp. First edition, 1936. Vol. IV: 670, [1]pp. First edition, 1938. Each volume illustrated with b/w photographic reproductions of various art work, maps, plans and documents (some in fold-out). Many plates in photogravure. Includes three partly colored & b/w fold-out maps. Water staining on binding in vol. I, rest of bindings very good. Tail of spines slightly bumped. Top corners on vol. II bumped, affecting a third of pages. Top corners on approx. 20 pages in last section of vol. IV slightly bumped. Chipping on dj's, spines of dj's sunned. Tight set with dust jackets in fair, books in overall very good condition. Volumes II, III & IV first editions, vol. I reprint (third Impression) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Lost Horizon

      Macmillan and Co., Limited 1933, London - 281 pp, dustwrapper is bound in rear of book. A Sotherans binding in grey half leather with grey boards t.e.g. gilt lettered spine with green title labels. Bottom front leather corner is initialled R.K. with previous owners book plate on f.e.p. some rubbing to hinges and mark to spine label . [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & ibooknet]
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        Nice People Don&#39;t Kill

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart. (1933). First. First edition. Fine in a handsome very good dustwrapper with some modest chips at the crown and a few tears. Author&#39;s first mystery about the hideous murder of a governor of the New York Stock Exchange; one of the only clues, a mutilated volume of Keats. Very scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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