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        THE ROMANCE AND DRAMA OF THE RUBBER INDUSTRY. Signed

      n.p. (Akron, Ohio): : The Firestone Tire And Rubber Co., (1933).. n.p. (Akron, Ohio): : The Firestone Tire And Rubber Co., (1933)., 1933 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.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Men livet lever.

      2 bind i 1. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Oslo 1933. 285 + 303 sider. Oirg. halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Exlibris indsat (Thorkild Hansen).. Førsteudgaven.** Med dedikation fra Knut Hamsun til sin forlægger Christian König: 'Til mine gode Venner Chr. König og Frue. Knut Hamsun. / Nørholm 29/9.33'.*** Fantastisk associationseksemplar. Den danske Christian König var dansk forlægger og fra 1907 leder af Gyldendals norske afdeling, og dermed Hamsuns forlægger. Da Norsk Gyldendal skulle stiftes - mestendels for Hamsuns penge, stillede Hamsun betingelsen, at Chr. König skulle være direktør. Thorkild Hansens hamsun-engagement er også blevet legendarisk. Det store værk om 'Processen mod Hamsun' var nærmest et spejl af Thorkild Hansen selv, som den miskendte ener, der blev uretfærdigt behandlet af en nidkær og mistrøstig samtid. Men værket blev også Thorkild Hansens nemesis - især i Norge - hvor man fandt bogen ovenud tendentiøs, og han fandt aldrig gejsten til et større bogprojekt igen.* FRA THORKILD HANSENS BOGSAMLING

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        L'Exposition Persane De 1931

      Le Caire:: Publications Du Musee Arabe Du Caire ,, 1933. First edition. Boards. Good. Imprimerie De L'Institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale. 155 pages of text with 8 full-page black & white plates, A-H. Together with 54 plates at rear. Boards with titles and cloth spine, cover has edge wear, some wear and staining to corners & edges, text and plates in excellent clean condition, very faint water mark to very top edges. A rare title. 13.5 by 9.75 inches.

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        The Farmer's Year A Calendar of English Husbandry

      In its original faded green cloth, titles in gilt, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, faded, titles in gilt, some spotting, edges bumped and worn. Internally, green pictorial endpapers, no inscriptions, half title, [6], [2], 3-54 pp, [1], 12 full page wood engravings, 8 vignettes, 12 initial letters, printed by Collins' Clear-Type Press London and Glasgow, oblong 36*28.5 cm, lightest of damp marks to 2 leaf corners. A lovely copy with superb illustrations. Leighton, Clara Ellaline Hope [Clare], engraver, was convinced that wood-engraving was an art for the masses rather than for an élite, she Clare Leighton worked independently of the private presses. Her popular success was founded on a disciplined technique, powerful compositions, and a gravity of content and sincerity of feeling that derives from artists such as Samuel Palmer. 'No one in our time', wrote Eric Gill in Gollancz's publicity leaflet for The Farmer's Year, 'has succeeded better in presenting the nobility of massiveness and breadth of life of the earth on a scale so grand.' The artist herself, who possessed a gift for friendship with people of all races and classes, was influential as a teacher, lecturer, and author of two respected texts. See ODNB.

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        L'Exposition Persane De 1931

      Le Caire:: Publications Du Musee Arabe Du Caire ,, 1933. Le Caire:: Publications Du Musee Arabe Du Caire ,, 1933. First edition. Boards. Good. Imprimerie De L'Institut Francais D'archeologie Orientale. 155 pages of text with 8 full-page black & white plates, A-H. Together with 54 plates at rear. Boards with titles and cloth spine, cover has edge wear, some wear and staining to corners & edges, text and plates in excellent clean condition, very faint water mark to very top edges. A rare title. 13.5 by 9.75 inches.

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        Anne Sullivan Macy: The Story behind Helen Keller

      NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1933. NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1933. 1st, black cloth, good only, no dj. Book is fairly tight with clean pages, but the spine looks terrible, faded, soiled, worn at ends and with a 1" rip in the front side about halfway down. Also corners bumped. INSCRIBED by the author on the ffep: "For Vivian and "Buddy", with many pleasant recollections of a summer in the Les Chenaux with the skipper, Nella Braddy Henney. Pre-publication copy/Sept. 1, 1933". 'Les Chaneaux' refers to France's Channel Islands. 365 pp. incl. index.. Inscribed. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        The Life of the Dead. With Ten Illustrations by John Aldridge. Engraved on Wood by R. J. Beedham.

      London: Arthur Barker Ltd., [1933] - Quarto. Original brown wrappers, printed paper label to upper wrapper. Spine and edges of wrappers tanned and a little rubbed, just a little light spotting to contents. An excellent copy. 10 engraved plates by John Aldridge. First edition, first impression. Number 46 of 200 numbered copies signed by the author and illustrator on the limitation leaf. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Life of the Dead

      London Arthur Barker Ltd 1933. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some light creasing to yapped edges. Light spotting to prelims Edition limited to 200 copies Brown card cover with yapped edges 330mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). 52pp. 10 illustrations by John Aldridge. Engraved on wood by R. J. Beedham. Text in French and English. Note that although the limitation page states each copy is signed by author and illustrator, this copy is not signed.

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933-38. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. This is a full set of four British first edition, first printings. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately 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 in 1938. The work was very well received, both critically and aesthetically. The first edition is a physically impressive production. The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 inches and are roughly 2 inches thick. Each is bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge. Moreover, each volume is profusely illustrated. Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading. (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.) Without the original dust jackets, sets retaining much spine color are scarce. Here is a very good plus full first edition, first printing set. This set of course shows some of the typical sunning to Volumes I-III, but retains an unusually good amount of color on the spines. The bindings are in excellent condition, with sharp corners and only trivial shelf-wear. The contents are uniformly crisp, tight, and bright. The books feel unread. The top edge gilt remains clean and bright. The same previous owner name is inked on the front pastedown of volumes I-III. These are the sole previous ownership marks. Modest spotting is confined to prelims and text block edges. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Inscribed Studio Portrait of John Barrymore in Late Career

      Maurice Seymour, N.d. (ca 1933). A fine Maurice Seymour studio portrait of Barrymore in late career, possibly in costume for his final stage role in the Broadway production "My Dear Children." The recipient, Sam Stratton, was a long-time circus press agent who served as Barrymore's publicity man in the late Thirties. Original vintage print on textured matte photographic paper, 35cm x 28cm (14" x 11"). Warmly inscribed by Barrymore at upper right: "To Sam Stratton - from someone who loves every piece of his tanbark - with great affection - John Barrymore." Slight staining and rippling along lower margin (most visible on verso); faint soiling to image; Very Good.

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        THE THREE MUSTANGEERS

      New York:: Scribners,, 1933. First Edition. Very Good++. SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED BY WILL JAMES IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION. A Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing with mild sun spine, cover edge wear in a Very Good Dust Jacket with chips, short closed tears and soil. 8vo. 338 pp. One of the Rarest Signed Will James titles.

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of jacketed six U.S. first editions in the publisher's slipcase

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Winston Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, took years of research. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. Churchill expert 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. Upon publication of the sixth and final volume in 1938, the publisher sold the full, uniform jacketed set in a boxed in a dark green publisher's slipcase for $16.50. Today such slipcased sets are quite rare indeed. Here is one - a full set of jacketed U.S. first edition, first printings in the original publisher's slipcase. The slipcase has done its job, and all six books within are pristine. The green cloth bindings are immaculate, square, and tight. The contents of all six volumes are pristine - crisp, clean, bright, and tight. No spotting. No inscriptions. Even the text block edges are unusually clean. All six are first edition, first printings, with the Scribner's "A" on the copyright page. The dust jackets are bright and clean with only light wear to extremities, including some scuffing to the spines. The only loss of note is minor chipping at the head of the Volume I spine to a depth of 1/8 inch. All six jackets are neatly price-clipped. The green publisher's slipcase is significantly edge worn and split along two of the back seams. Nonetheless, it is complete and notable for its scarcity in any condition. Bibliographic reference: A97.4(I-VI).a, Woods/ICS A49(ba), Langworth p.169.

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        "S.S. 'beaver' Off Fort Victoria 1864"

      Hudson's Bay Company 1933. (Calendar) Very good. Artist: Adam Sherriff Scott of Montreal. 75 X 47 cm, (29.5" X 18.5"). Original calendar with metal edge at top and bottom. Vivid colours. Complete date pad with only slight wear to edges of top month. In very good condition with very few chips to edges and two tiny puncture marks near bottom right outside of image. A great calendar. Calendar image depicts the "S.S. Beaver", one of the Hudson's Bay Companies most famous ships. It was the first steamship to round Cape Horn and reach the Pacific Coast. For many years the ship played a very important role in the developement of British Columbia and the Pacific Coast. The image shows a view of the ship from the forest (two figures wrapped in blankets are depicted looking out).

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        Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court with 'Pop-Up' Illustrations

      US: Blue Ribbon Books. New York, Blue Ribbon Books, 1933. Hardback first edition and first impression in the rare dust jacket. The book is very good with all pop-ups intact. There is weakness to the spine and it's starting to pull in a number of places as is common with the heavy, thick paper. The jacket is complete with a couple of nicks. Presents very well. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1933.

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        Souvenir of English Cricketers' Visit to Adelaide. Third Test Match. January 13, 1933

      Adelaide, South Australian Cricket Association, 1933 - Octavo, [96] pages with numerous illustrations and advertisements plus cover advertisements. Attractive pictorial wrappers; essentially a fine copy. 'International Cricket. England v. Australia. Souvenir of Visit of MCC Team. October 1932 to March 1933. Third Test Match .' [cover title]. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Gabriel Over the White House (Original Draft MGM script of the novel's text)

      Los Angeles: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1933. An early draft, in script format, of the 1933 novel, "Gabriel Over the White House," written by Thomas Frederic Tweed. This draft was developed the same year into the 1933 pre-code film directed by Gregory LaCava, written for the screen by Carey Wilson, and starring Walter Huston, Franchot Tone, and Jean Parker. & & The novel is in "script" format produced by MGM after the studio optioned the rights to the book in 1932 (prior to publication). Tweed's novel was first published as "Rinehard" in the UK in 1933, then in the US the same year as "Gabriel Over the White House" (but with the author's name replaced as "Anonymous," probably for sensational effect). William Randolph Hearst took a strong interest in the comic novel's unique political tone (which has since been variously described as promoting socialism, national socialism, and fascism) and provided financial backing to purchase the option on the book and have MGM produce it. The resulting pre-Code film has remained controversial since the time of its release, widely acknowledged to be totalitarian propoganda in the guise of a comic fantasy. In the story, a Warren G. Harding-esque partisan hand-shaker becomes President of the United States, and after seeing a vision, revokes the Constitution, becomes a reigning dictator, and solves all the nation's problems. MGM studio president Louis B. Mayer disagreed with and somewhat feared the film's wild political sentiments, and as an acknowledged supporter of Hoover's second term, held up release until after the Hoover-FDR election in the fall of 1932 (for all the good it did). & & Light blue studio wrappers, with the white MGM title label (rubber-stamped project No. 584), dated January 6, 1933. Title page present, with credits for the US publisher Farrar and Rinehart, and in keeping with the publication precedent of that edition, no mention of the author's name. 282 leaves, mimeograph. Pages and wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two tarnished gold brads.

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        The River War

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933. Hardcover. As new/Fine. This is an improbably pristine jacketed copy of the second printing of the 1933 edition. Though we are generally wary of words like "mint" and "as new", we can say with confidence that this must surely be the best surviving example. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition with at least seven different dust jackets issued (at least two for the 1933 second printing and two for the final, 1951 printing). The style of the illustrated first printing dust jacket was unique to the first printings (January 1933) and an unknown number of second printings (March 1933). This beautiful, jacketed copy of the second printing is not only extraordinary for its condition, but also of bibliographic interest. In his excellent Bibliography, Ronald Cohen notes that "although only 985 copies were ever sold" of this second printing, these copies "were bound only gradually, on 14 separate occasions between 31 March and 29 February 1940." Cohen notes that "this extended sale and large number of binding occasions would account for differences of cloth or dust jackets on second printing copies." (Cohen, Volume I, p.54) Here is what surely must be an early issue example of the second printing, since it bears the first printing-style dust jacket. Of the second impression, Richard Langworth (Connoisseur's Guide, p.34-35) does note "This impression has been found in a jacket identical to the first impression, adding 'net' to the spine price." This copy's dust jacket does have the word 'net' on the spine below the price and the book itself references the additional 1933 printing on the copyright page. Additionally, the binding cloth is a distinctly lighter and brighter shade of light purple than that of the first printing. As stated, this is an improbably superlative copy, nearly as new in a truly fine dust jacket. The illustrated dust jacket is simply stunning - beautifully crisp, bright, and complete, with only fractional wear to a few extremities and a nearly invisible short closed tear at the upper rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is immaculate and clearly unread. The cloth of the 1933 printings proved highly susceptible to wear, soiling, and toning. This copy features a flawless binding with no visible signs of wear or handling. The contents are likewise pristine - crisp, bright, and tight with no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The owner of this copy will know they have the best possible copy attainable without a time machine. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.b, Woods/ICS A2(da.2), Langworth p.33.

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        The River War (An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan)

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933 - Copyright page identifies this as ?first cheap edition?, but actually it is the second, as there was also a really cheap little edition in 1915. A desirable edition, and the best to read other than a first. This edition uses the setting of the 1902 edition so is abridged. There are 22 maps, many folding and some in two colours. Bound in lilac cloth, blocked in black on the spine only. 381 pages, index, appendices. This edition adds a new introduction from Churchill. Book is clean with a firm binding, some minor rubbing on the spine and some wear on the bottom edges. Owner name on endpaper dated Feb 1933. Page edges even with some scattered spots. Contents clean with maps neatly folded. Dustwrapper is clean with good white spine, some edge wear and tears, and a small piece gone at base of spine. (A2da). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The River War

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Very good. Here is the U.S. first edition of Churchill's second book in the striking original dust jacket. The River War recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of Imperial cynicism and cruelty. The River War offers the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century in the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. Here is the elusive first U.S. edition. In 1933 a new edition was issued in both England and the U.S. with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." Here is a collector-worthy copy, near-fine in a very good dust jacket. This is one of just 1,040 U.S. first edition copies issued. Per Richard Langworth (p.35), binding was probably done in England, using English sheets and a Scribner's title page cancel, since copies are bound in the identical lilac cloth as the Eyre & Spottiswoode edition of the same year. However, the dust jacket is unique to this U.S. first edition, printed in red and black bearing R. C. Woodville's dramatic illustration of the Charge of the 21st Lancers. The light purple cloth, which scuffs and soils so easily, is tight, clean, and square, with sharp corners. Light wear is confined to the bottom edge and corners and there is a slight vertical crease to the otherwise nicely rounded spine. The contents are crisp, clean, and bright. We find no spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a name inked to the ffep. The page edges are clean and bright, including the untrimmed fore edge. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original $2.75 front flap price. The dust jacket is highly complete, with negligible chipping at the head of the spine and a little wear at hinges and corners. The vertical red rule on the spine - typically quite faded - remains respectably bright. We note minor creasing at the lower panel corners and some light soiling. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.5, Woods/ICS A2(db), Langworth p.35

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        SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH Inscribed to Shari Lewis

      Photograph. Minor wrinkling. Fine. Wonderful 8" x 10" black-and-white photograph of Carter kissing on the cheek a surprised Shari Lewis who is holding her most famous creation, Lamb Chop. INSCRIBED and SIGNED in the upper left margin: "With love/to Shari Lewis--/Jimmy Carter. Shari Lewis (January 17, 1933 – August 2, 1998) was a children's television show host, most popular during the 1960s and 1990s. She performed at the White House, mostly for Christmas parties, for Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton.

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        Original Wanted Notice for Thomas H. Robinson on the Charge of Kidnapping

      Washington, Division of Investigation, U. S. Department of Justice, Identification Order No. 1233, October 16, , 1933. Singlesheet (200 × 200 mm) printed both sides on heavy paper/light card stock. Two mug-shots, full-face and right profile, full set of prints, and sample signature, text consists of paragraphs titled "Description," "Relatives" (where his co-conspirator wife and father are listed) and "Criminal Record." Verso contains a mailing panel and list and list of Department of Justice offices. Pristine condition, never folded for mailing. In October 1934 this Nashville criminal abducted Alice Speed Stoll, granddaughter of a prominent Louisville businessman and philanthropist, from suburban Louisville and held her captive in an apartment in Indianapolis while negotiating a $50,000 ransom. Robinson was a transvestite, and law enforcement officers had a difficult time tracking him down, as he was able to indulge in two of his favourite pastimes at the same time - wearing his wife's clothes and evading the police. Finally captured, he was sentenced to life imprisonment, his wife and father were also implicated but acquitted, and in 1943 Robinson won the right to a new trial, but this time was sentenced to death for the kidnapping. This high-profile case briefly captured the public's attention, but was superseded by the higher-profile Lindbergh kidnapping case and the trial of Richard Bruno Hauptmann. Unmarked as such but from the collection of noted Lincoln and Civil War scholar Arnold Gates (1914-93).

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        PRELUDE TO A MILLION YEARS: A BOOK OF WOOD ENGRAVINGS

      New York: Equinox,. 1933. original decorated black boards with gold foil shelf back, sewn.. String tie broken, a bit of offset from patterned boards on the. endpapers, a nearly fine copy. Lacks the foil slipcase. (#148168). First edition. Limited to 920 copies signed by Ward. This is copy number 595. The fourth of Ward's six wordless novels. "Ward is known for his wordless novels told entirely through dramatic wood engravings ... Ward, in employing the concept of the wordless pictorial narrative, acknowledged as his predecessors the European artists Frans Masereel and Otto Nückel ... The wordless novel has its origin in the German Expressionist movement of the early 20th century. The typically socialist work drew inspiration from mediaeval woodcuts and used the awkward look of that medium to express angst and frustration at social injustice. The first such book was the Belgian Frans Masereel's 25 IMAGES OF A MAN'S PASSION, published in 1918. Other artists, such as the German Otto Nückel, followed Masereel's example. Lynd Ward brought the genre to the United States in 1929 when he produced GODS' MAN, which inspired other American wordless novels and was parodied in 1930 by cartoonist Milt Gross in HE DONE HER WRONG. Following an early-1930s peak in production and popularity, the genre waned in the face of competition from sound films and anti-socialist censorship in Nazi Germany and the US. In 1926, the American Lynd Ward (1905-1985) moved to Leipzig to study graphic arts; while there, he discovered the works of Masereel and Otto Nückel. He produced six such works of his own; he preferred to call them "pictorial narratives". The first, GODS' MAN (1929), was his most popular. Ward used wood engraving rather than woodcutting and varied image sizes from page to page. GODS' MAN sold 20,000 copies, and other American artists followed up on this success with their own wordless novels in the 1930s ... The popularity of wordless novels peaked around 1929 to 1931 ... Many wordless novels remained out of print until the rise of the graphic novel revived interest among readers and publishers in the early 21st century ... Interest in the wordless novel revived with the rise of the graphic novel. Comics fans discussed the works of Masereel and others in fanzines, and the discussions turned to talk of the Great American Novel being made in comics. These discussions inspired cartoonist Art Spiegelman (1942- ) who in 1973 made a four-page strip, 'Prisoner on the Hell Planet,' in an Expressionist style inspired by Ward's work. Spiegelman later incorporated the strip into his graphic novel MAUS. Eisner called Ward 'perhaps the most provocative graphic storyteller' of the 20th century." - Wikipedia. Library of America reprinted Ward's six wordless novels as a two-volume set in 2010.

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        Second Series of Rare Americana Bound in Vellum

      San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1933-34. Five volumes, each 4to, bound in limp vellum ruled and lettered in gilt, housed in a blue buckram slipcase. Folding map in second volume laid in, rather than bound in. Two bookseller descriptions laid into first volume. Faint glue traces from departed bookplates on ffep of each volume, a couple innocuous faint stains to bindings, else fine; the plain slipcase very good with some staining and rubbing. & & The titles in the second series are The Journal of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado 1510-1542, The Spanish Occupation of California, Alonzo Delano's Pen-Knife Sketches, A California gold Rush Miscellany, and California in 1846. This set is beautifully and unusually bound in limp vellum. The older of the two bookseller description cards is from Newbegin's Bookshop, typed in two colors on company letterhead, and states that this is a large paper edition which was bound by the printer, William Wheeler, for himself. A later bookseller's description card is also laid in, much later, which appears to be laserprinted on white paper.

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        To a God Unknown

      Covici Friede, 1933-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Covici Freide, 1933 (1935). First Edition, Second Issue in Original Dust Jacket with proper price of $2.50 intact. Originally, this title was printed by Robert Ballou in 1933, with only the first 598 copies from a total print run of 1498 initially bound. The remaining 900 sheets were later sold to Covici Friede and issued with a new title page in 1935. This copy is in Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text. Sound binding. Previous owner name penned to front paste down. Light foxing to cloth at rear board. The dust jacket is very well preserved, with sunning to the spine and edges, light soiling and light edge wear. This copy is from the second issue published under Covici Freide. A lovely first edition, second issue, rare in the original dust jacket.

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        Escape. A Book of Escapes of All Kinds

      London, Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1933, 1933. First edition. large 8vo. Glorious and bright in publisher's original red cloth titled in gilt. Light wear to spine ends. In a very good indeed example of the dustwrapper with its striking green and black illustration to the front panel. Minor fraying along the top edge and a small rectangle of loss to tail of spine panel, otherwise bright, fresh and clean. Internally clean. Neat ink ownership and bookplate to front flyleaf. A handsome compendium of daring and stirring escape stories.

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        LA CASA DEL MENANDRO E IL SUO TESORO DI ARGENTERIA.

      Libreria dello Stato (1933). In-4 p., 2 voll., mz. pergam. edit. con ang., tagli sup. dorati. Il vol. di testo: pp. XI,508, con 1 tav. a colori, 186 ill. in b.n. e alc. figg. che riproducono iscrizioni. Il vol. di tavole: (pp. 6), frontesp. e Indice, con 65 belle tavv. di cui 15 a colori. Importante studio sul ricco vasellame di argenteria scoperto nella ?Casa del Menandro?, una delle più belle e ricche dimore gentilizie di Pompei. Esso comprende anche la descrizione della casa, delle sue strutture e architetture, della sua decorazione parietale e musiva, delle altre opere d?arte e delle suppellettili di uso domestico che vi si rinvennero. Bella ediz. in tirat. di 480 esempl. numer. Il ns. 13, è molto ben conservato.

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        The myth of Governor Eyre

      L. & Virginia Woolf. B007Q7YP0Q 1933 Leonard & Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1st Printing, as stated on the copyright page. Good/None. 348 pages, with an index. A scarce and long out-of-print volume written by Sydney Haldane Olivier, the former Governor of Jamaica and Secretary of State to India. He was also the uncle of the actor Laurence Olivier. This hardcover copy has light wear and soiling to the cloth boards. The previous owner's name is stamped on the first 3 pages. The text is unmarked and the binding is sturdy. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Very Good. 1/1/0001.

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        West Made East With The Loss Of A Day: A Chronicle of the First Circumnavigation of the Globe under the United States Naval Reserve Yacht Pennant

      New York: Privately Printed, by Edmund Garrett, 1933. First edition, one of 1,000 copies. Quarto, original cloth. Top edge gilt. In near fine condition in the original with the original slipcase. Lavishly Illustrated throughout. Uncommon in the slipcase.

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        The Cornhill Magazine: Volumes 1-29, 34-114, 125-129 (1860-1924); and 98 single issues in printed wrappers (1924-1933)

      Smith, Elder and Co.; John Murray, London 1933 - Magazine. 105 bound volumes and 98 individual issues in wrappers. Octavos. A long run from 1860--1933 of this famous Victorian literary magazine known for debuting the works of many important English writers. The set includes volumes 1-29 (January 1860-June 1874), 34-114 (July 1876-December 1916), and volumes 125-129 (January 1922-June 1924) bound in contemporary publisher's cloth or full linen boards. Also included are 98 monthly issues (numbers 337-450) in the original printed wrappers (July 1924-December 1933, lacking July 1930, and May, November, and December 1931). Among the many complete works included in this long run are the first appearances of *Framley Parsonage*, *The Claverings*, and two other novels by Trollope, as well as Thackeray's *The Adventures of Philip* and his complete column: "Roundabout Papers." Other works from the 1860s include *Romola* by George Eliot, *Wives and Daughters* by Elizabeth Gaskell, *Armadale* by Wilkie Collins, *Unto This Last* by John Ruskin, *Culture and Anarchy* by Matthew Arnold, and Tennyson's "Tithonus." Works from the 1870s and 1880s include *The Adventures of Harry Richmond* by George Meredith, *Daisy Miller* and *Washington Square* by Henry James, *The Pavilion on the Links* and *The Merry Men* by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the first 29 chapters of *Far from the Madding Crowd* by Thomas Hardy. *J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement* was first published anonymously by Arthur Conan Doyle in 1884, and *The White Company* first appeared under his name in 1891-92. *The Lagoon* by Joseph Conrad appeared in 1897. *Cornhill* maintained its high reputation up through the 1930s. Works from the early 20th Century include poems and prose pieces by Robert Bridges, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ford Madox Ford, and Katherine Tynan. The magazine also featured illustrations by George du Maurier, Frederic Leighton, Edwin Landseer, John Everett Millais, and other leading artists. Most were engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel, and include numerous full-page and folding plates. Most volumes from 1860 to 1901 are bound in contemporary publisher's cloth (with some rebound in full cloth), volumes from 1902 to 1924 are rebound in full cloth (most with the original wrappers included), and single monthly issues from the 1920s and early 1930s are in the original printed wrappers. Ex-library set with bookplates, most 19th Century volumes with a small embossed stamp on the title pages and a perforated stamp on the plates. The earliest volumes are chipped at the spines and edges, a few with split spines and detached boards, else overall a good set of bound volumes; the single issues in wraps are unmarked and very good or better. A very nice assemblage of notable 19th Century literature and illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The River War

      London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1933. Hardcover. As new/Fine. This is an improbably pristine jacketed copy of the second printing of the 1933 edition. Though we are generally wary of words like "mint" and "as new", we can say with confidence that this must surely be the best surviving example. Churchill's second book, originally published in 1899, recounts his experiences and reflections concerning British involvement in the Sudan. The text is arresting, insightful, powerfully descriptive, and of enduring relevance. As a young officer in a colonial British army, Churchill was unusually sympathetic to the Mahdist forces and critical of the British army. This work offers us the candid perspective of the future great man of the 20th century from the distinctly 19th century battlefields where Churchill learned to write and earned his early fame. In 1933, a so-called "Second Cheap Edition" was made from plates of the 1902 edition with a bibliographically significant new introduction by the author explaining that "A generation has grown up which knows little of why we are in Egypt and the Sudan." There were ultimately five printings of this edition with at least seven different dust jackets issued (at least two for the 1933 second printing and two for the final, 1951 printing). The style of the illustrated first printing dust jacket was unique to the first printings (January 1933) and an unknown number of second printings (March 1933). This beautiful, jacketed copy of the second printing is not only extraordinary for its condition, but also of bibliographic interest. In his excellent Bibliography, Ronald Cohen notes that "although only 985 copies were ever sold" of this second printing, these copies "were bound only gradually, on 14 separate occasions between 31 March and 29 February 1940." Cohen notes that "this extended sale and large number of binding occasions would account for differences of cloth or dust jackets on second printing copies." (Cohen, Volume I, p.54) Here is what surely must be an early issue example of the second printing, since it bears the first printing-style dust jacket. Of the second impression, Richard Langworth (Connoisseur's Guide, p.34-35) does note "This impression has been found in a jacket identical to the first impression, adding 'net' to the spine price." This copy's dust jacket does have the word 'net' on the spine below the price and the book itself references the additional 1933 printing on the copyright page. Additionally, the binding cloth is a distinctly lighter and brighter shade of light purple than that of the first printing. As stated, this is an improbably superlative copy, nearly as new in a truly fine dust jacket. The illustrated dust jacket is simply stunning - beautifully crisp, bright, and complete, with only fractional wear to a few extremities and a nearly invisible short closed tear at the upper rear hinge. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The volume beneath is immaculate and clearly unread. The cloth of the 1933 printings proved highly susceptible to wear, soiling, and toning. This copy features a flawless binding with no visible signs of wear or handling. The contents are likewise pristine - crisp, bright, and tight with no previous ownership marks and no spotting. The owner of this copy will know they have the best possible copy attainable without a time machine. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A2.4.b, Woods/ICS A2(da.2), Langworth p.33.

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        Down and Out in Paris and London

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1933. Octavo. Original puce cloth, titles to spine in purple, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Some minor marks to rear board, very slight rubbing to ends and corners, some very faint spotting within, an excellent copy in the rubbed and marked jacket with small chips to corners and some tears along edges. First US edition, first printing with the FH slug on the verso of the title page. The US printing was preceded by the London edition but is a much more attractive production and uncommon.

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        Manteau de pluie".

      1933 - Gouache, aquarelle, mine de plomb, rehauts d'argent, daté en haut à gauche, 1933, 24 x 32 cm. Dessin préparatoire pour la revue de Roger Ferreol, aux Capucines "à la Bonhome [sic]" le 23.12.33. Très charmante illustration, le manteau couleur de pluie habille une femme couleur de printemps : larges carreaux rose et vert tendre, chapeau en pot de fleur, canne fleurie, et léger sourire mutin. Peintures et Aquarelles

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        The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1933. With 17 Illustrations. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue, top edge dyed in blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 15 plates. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Corners bumped, a few marks to cloth. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket that is rubbed and creased along the edges with a few small marks and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression.

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        An Epitome of Fifty Years' Climbing SIGNED 93/125

      Privately Printed 1933 - First and only edition 93/125 SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author, this copy to C W Nettleton. A Fine copy, unusually still in the original glassine wrapper (bottom edge creased and torn). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Norske Folkeviser.

      Oslo 1933. Folio. Upag. Illustr. i sort/hvitt og farger. Orig. blindpreget helskinnbd. m. vareomsl. i kassett. Unummerert overløper. Meget pen. Hroar Scheiblers ex libris.. Heri også "Draumkvæde"

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        THE 1933 VASSARION

      Poughkeepsie, NY: Senior Class/Vassar College, [1933]. First Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine, fresh copy internally with a sunned spine and some marking and rubbing to the covers. Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-3/4") bound in blue cloth with a decorative black on silver label on the front cover. Elizabeth Bishop's junior and Mary McCarthy's senior yearbook at Vassar. In addition to the senior picture of McCarthy, she is also listed and possibly pictured in the cast of a play (with Bishop!) and is listed as a star reporter on the Vassar Miscellany News. While Bishop is not listed on the editorial staff, she is in the picture of the staff as well as on the staff of the Vassarion and the college choir. Muriel Rukeyser is listed on the editorial board of the Vassar Review, though she was absent for the picture. Two small photographs of a student, along with a class of 1933 blue sash laid in.

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        Anatomical Sketchbook

      Undated. A compilation of Cummings' anatomical sketches, showing the artist/poet at work perfecting the rendering of the human form, beginning with a basic seven-segment stick figure and proceeding through the bones of the face and the bones and muscles of the upper and lower limbs (sometimes modeled from cut-out magazine pictures) and often with the body parts labeled and his intention stated on the page ("1 shoulder higher, arm on hip"). 35 pages of pencil sketches; a half dozen or so with images on both sides of the page; approximately a third of them with Cummings' annotations. Roughly two-thirds of the works are studies of women, in keeping with Cummings' predominantly female output (when rendering humans; otherwise landscapes may prevail). Most are upper torso sketches, with an emphasis on shoulders, but there are several full-body drawings, both male and female. Cummings considered writing and art his "twin obsessions" and early in his career he was as well known for his artwork as for his poetry. He exhibited in a number of international shows; was art director for the modernist journal The Dial, to which he also contributed his own drawings; and he published a signed limited edition of some of his artwork in 1933 entitled CIOPW, the initials of his chosen media for art: charcoal, ink, oil, pencil and watercolors. In the 1930s, Cummings dropped out of the New York art scene and, although he continued to draw and paint until he died, his artwork was primarily private, and his career as an artist was largely forgotten by the public. When he died, he left some 1600 pieces of art to his estate. These drawings show Cummings working on the craft of one of his two "obsessions," meticulously and systematically learning human anatomy as an underpinning for his paintings. A nice example of a group of related works that shed light on the artist's seriousness of purpose, and his mastery of the subject. All are on 8-1/2" x 11" sketchbook paper. Some have been cut out and assembled together on a page (presumably by Cummings). One corner cut out is absent; a couple of pages have small chips or tears; but in all the lot is near fine or better. .

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        2 autograph letters signed.

      Baden and n. p., 15. VIII. 1933 and undated ("Freitag"). - Zusammen 4 SS. auf 2 Bll. 4to. Both letters to the collector Tony Kirchhoff in Wiesbaden, written from a cure in Baden, Switzerland. Besides some impressions from his cure, Jawlensky writes from an exhibition he has seen at Zurich ("a wonderful exhibition (French painters): Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Goguin, Monet, Delakroa, Corot and others. Amazing. But their prices have become so cheap [.]" (15. VIII. 1933; transl. from the German original), and from future plans. - In his undated letter, he writes from a trip to Basel, where he was organizing an exhibition of his paintings, and attended an exhibtion of Marcel Gromaire. - Jawlensky was in a very close relationship with the Wiesbaden art collectors Heinrich and Tony Kirchhoff, and his relationship with Tony actually became so intensive that it ended up in a sexual intercourse that led to break up with Kirchhoff.

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        The River War. an Historical Account of The Reconquest of Soudan.

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933 - Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, Churchill's signature to front board gilt, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt. A fine copy. With 22 maps and plans. First Cheap Edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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