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        VOYAGE AU BOUT DE LA NUIT. Signed [Journey To The End Of The Night]

      Paris: Editions Denoel et Steele, Paris, 1933 Celine's legendary First Novel. Inscribed Presentation/ Association Copy of Some Significance. A very early reprint of the first edition published in 1932. 8vo, 18.5cm x 12cm. 623pp. A superb presentation inscribed to his friend, John Marks, who translated this very title into English the following year. A very good copy in a contemporary black buckram binding with titles on the spine in gilt on a maroon panel. There is some off-setting to the endpapers & the cheaper publisher's paper stock has lightly & evenly tanned. A faint stain to the fore-edge. The original card covers are not bound in. The presentation, on the first blank, reads: Johnny Marks from the author ~ May. 27. 1933. "Celine's Journey to the End of the Night (along with Death on the Installment Plan), were both very successful in the 1930s, & are unique: they come nearer than any other works of the century to creating the illusion of a living, infuriated, comic, vibrant voice. This voice comes off the pages.as though it were the pure real flux of a mind actively working." - (Martin Seymour-Smith in Novels and Novelists, 1980). A cornerstone of Modern World Literature, the publication of this work in 1932 had an immediate impact on author s of the period, such as Henry Miller (with Tropic of Cancer in 1934), George Orwell (with Down and Out in Paris and London in 1935), Henry Green & many others. Connolly: The Modern Movement No. 74. An important Association Copy.. Signed by Author(s). First Thus.

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        Show Business in the Hands of Showmen (Paramount Film Studios Campaign Book for 1933-1934)

      Hollywood: Paramount Studios, 1933.. First Edition. Spiral. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" Tall This promotional book was sent out by the Studios to cinema managers to encourage them to show Paramount films. It carries details of the offering for 1933-34, including some films that were never actually made and some in which the advertised cast or directors were subsequently changed. The large format (c35cm x 43cm, doubled at each two-page spread) allows for expansive poster-style presentation, with large photographs of the stars and evocative graphic design. Because it is spiral bound the pages can be opened completely flat without causing damage. There are no loose pages - in fact, the book is in excellent condition throughout. It has been folded in half at some stage, due to its large size, so it has a light vertical fold. It will be mailed out flat though.Movies featured in this campaign book which have subsequently become renowned include Duck Soup. 92pp.

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        Life in a Technocracy: What It Might Be Like

      Viking New York: Viking. 1933. First. First edition. Fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a very faint spot on the spine. Book length essay on the possible effects of a technocracy on American life. Loeb was an important figure in Paris' expatriate community. He is also remembered in the literary world as the model for Jake Barnes' rival for the affection of Lady Brett Ashley in The Sun Also Rises, wherein his early kindnesses to Hemingway (using his influence with Horace Liveright to get In Our Time published) was repaid by being portrayed as Robert Cohn, the cowardly and especially "Jewish" villain. Loeb's views on a political movement which, though largely forgotten today, had numerous adherents between the wars. .

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        Down and Out in Paris and London

      NY: Harper & Brothers. 1933. The first American edition of Orwell's first book, in the rare dust jacket. An account of life among the poor in Paris and London, with whom Orwell lived for a number of months in order to experience their plight first-hand; it set the stage for his further nonfiction, which was marked by sympathy for the underdog and a disdain for dogma -- the exact elements that informed his best fiction. Mild bowing to the boards, with some foxing to the text and a few tiny spots to the rear cloth; a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with multiple short edge tears, a thumb-sized spot to the front panel, and a few very small chips to the edges and folds. Rare in jacket. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        The Late Christopher Bean

      Samuel French New York: Samuel French. 1933. First. First edition. Slightly spine-sunned and foredge a little soiled, else very near fine without dustwrapper. Warmly and lengthily Inscribed by Sidney Howard. A play based upon Prenez Garde A La Peinture by Rene Fauchois, and basis for the 1933 Sam Wood-directed film featuring Marie Dressler (in her final role), Lionel Barrymore, Helen Mack, Beulah Bondi, and Jean Hersholt. The hardcover issue of the play is scarce. .

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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book: A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1933. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Full vellum with gilt titles and decoration, spine ends a little bumped/rubbed, corners bumped, a few marks/rubbing to vellum, teg others untrimmed, illustrated endpapers with previous owner's name on ffep, No.341 of an edition of 460 signed by Rackham on the limitation page, illustrated with colour frontis and seven other colour plates and numerous illustrations in the text some of which are full page. , 8vo 8" - 9" tall, 287 [1] pp .

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        God's Little Acre

      NY: Viking. 1933. His second full-length novel, which was censored in New York and led to the author's arrest and prosecution on obscenity charges. Tiny bookstore label rear pastedown and small rectangle of offsetting to front flyleaf; still a fine copy in a fine dust jacket, with just minuscule corner nicks. A beautiful copy, doubtless one of the finest, if not the finest copy extant. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        THE CASE OF THE SULKY GIRL

      New York: William Morrow, 1933 First Edition, first printing of this Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title, Gardner's second book featuring Perry Mason. A bright, fresh, better than very good copy in black cloth showing some light use, a gentle bump to the upper front board, light offsetting to the front and rear pastedowns, red titles to the spine. Adapted into film and the Emmy award-winning television series with Raymond Burr as Perry Mason and Barbara Hale as his loyal secretary, Della Street. A handsome copy of this Keating 100 Best Crime And Mystery Books title.. 1st Edition.

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        HOOVER AFTER DINNER. ADDRESSES DELIVERED BY HERBERT HOOVER BEFORE THE GRIDIRON CLUB OF WASHINGTON, D. C

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. cloth. Neat bookplate on front pastedown and owner blindstamp at bottom of front blank. Near Fine in an uncommon and Very Good dustwrapper with the spine darkened. Includes eight speeches before the Gridiron Club, the first time the speeches of a U.S. President to the club were printed, as well as four other addresses by Hoover: "A Remedy for Disappearing Game Fishes"; a speech celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Edison's Invention of the Incandescent Electric Lamp; a speech before the Iowa Society; and a speech commemorating the Twentieth Anniversary of The Boy Scouts of America. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the front endpaper by the author: "To one Katherine Eckerts(?)/a steadfast person/from Herbert Hoover." Laid in is a ten-page pamphlet by Hoover titled "Our National Policies in This Crisis," dated 20 December 1950, printing a speech he gave in New York on that date.

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        Poems

      Faber & Faber London: Faber & Faber. (1933). First. First edition. Octavo. Cloth. Endpapers foxed, cloth professionally and nearly invisibly repaired at the front joint, light chipping at the spine ends, a good only copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by Spender to his uncle, a political writer who had considerable influence on the poet: "For J.H. Spender with best love from Stephen." The poet's first regularly published book. A splendid association copy. .

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        Autograph Letter signed ("Maurice Baring") to T. E. LAWRENCE

      Half Way House / Steyning Road Rottingdean 4 october 1933 Half-Way House / Steyning Road, Rottingdean, 4 october 1933. (LAWRENCE, T.E) 4to. 2 pp in ink on personal letterhead. Very good . Baring discusses the recent appearance of and furor over a new book on the WW I flying ace Albert Ball, [CAPTAIN ALBERT BALL VC DS, by RH Kiernan], which Baring considers "a noble tribute to a great boy. His father Sir Albert Ball Mayor of Nottingham, misreading it, has seen red & considers it a slander on his son and an insult to the RAF." Baring continues, "To me this is as if the Spartan fathers had considered Simonides' epitaph [on the fallen Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae] ... a slur ... " Noting that Ball had spoken critically to the press about the book, Baring asks Lawrence if he might consider reading it and giving his opinion

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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.

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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book

      1933. Arthur Rackham's 'Old Favourites of the Nursery'RACKHAM, Arthur, [illustrator]. The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A book of old favourites with new illustrations. London: George G. Harrap & Co., [1933].Limited to 460 numbered copies, signed by the artist (of which this is number 223). Octavo (9 x 6 in; 228 x 150 mm). 288 pp. Eight full-page color plates and sixty drawings in black and white.Original vellum over boards, ruled and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Gold and white pictorial endpapers. A very fine copy in the original gray cardboard slipcase with matching limitation number."...with the Hans Andersen maybe mentioned The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book, undertaken in the same propitious mood and published in the following year. The illustrations were all new, though it was not the first time, as Rackham admitted in his preface, that he had illustrated several of these old favourites of the nursery, 'in the thirty years and more that my work has led me through enchanted lands'. The Fairy Tales include:Hop-O'-My-ThumbDick WittingtonJack and the BeanstalkBeauty and the BeastThe Story of Sindbad the SailorJack the Giant-KillerThe Ugly DucklingThe Princess and the PeaBlue BeardThe Story of Aladdin, or The Wonderful LampThe Sleeping BeautyThe Three BearsAli BabaCinderellaPuss in BootsThe Emporer's New ClothesLittle Red Riding-HoodHansel and GrethelLatimore and Haskell, p. 69. Derek Hudon, Arthur Rackham, p. 134. Riall, p. 182.

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        Roll, Jordan, Roll

      NY: Robert O. Ballou. 1933. A presentation copy of the limited edition of this classic, with text by Peterkin and photographs by Ulmann. According to the colophon, 350 copies were numbered and signed, of which 327 were for sale. This is one of the 23 copies hors commerce, inscribed "For H.L.B." where the limitation number would have been, and signed by Peterkin and Ulmann. With 90 full-page stunningly produced copperplate hand-pulled photogravure plates, with tissue guards; the trade edition was not only a lower quality production, it only had 72 plates in total. The copies of the limited edition that were offered for sale came with a separate print of one of the photos and a slipcase. Neither is present here, and it is unknown if the hors commerce copies would have included such items, or if they were selling points intended to help market the commercial deluxe edition. Bound in brown textured paper over boards with white cloth spine and tips. Spine cloth slightly dusty, a hint of offsetting to the title page as the opposing photo lacks tissue; still a fine copy. We have never seen one of the hors commerce copies offered for sale, and none appear in the auction records. A scarce issue of a high spot of 20th century photography; a Roth 101 title. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        To A God Unknown

      New York: Robert O. Ballou. F/F. 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 10, 20. Signed and inscribed by author on postcard. 1st edition, 1st printing (copyright notice 'First Published 1933), $2.00 price intact on lower front dustjacket flap. Only 589 copies were printed by Ballou in 1933 and the book didn't have another printing till 1935 by Covici Friede (900 copies) and Heinemann in the U.K. This book is Fine, tight and unread, with no previous owner markings, no soiling, clean page edges and the black upper page edges are still very evenly dark black and unspotted. There's just a tiny bit of softening to the binding cloth at spine ends and a hint of bumping to upper binding corners to keep it from being As New. It is bound in light green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. The dustjacket is also Fine with one tiny edge nick professionally repaired internally, slight darkening to the spine lettering but no fading of spine colors, a tiny area of surface wrinkling lower front panel that you can only see when held to the light at an angle. Otherwise, truly beautiful with no tears, chips or fading. Loosely laid into the book is a postcard written by Steinbeck in 1952, very clear signature and writing with quite a lengthy inscription to a young woman who was then collecting author signatures and involved in 4H activities. She had written Steinbeck about trying to win a trophy and he quotes her his favorite motto in both Spanish and English of 'If you don't want to fly beware of wings' in regard to winning trophies and he talks to her of 'food became more important than fame' and that he'd tried once to sell his trophy. The postcard was sent from Steinbeck's New York City 72nd St. address and has 'Steinbeck' as part of the printed address on that side. It is in Near Fine condition - a bit age-darkened, a few tiny toned toned spots, one corner tip that had been turned down at some point (no material loss), a tiny pin prick upper middle edge (looks like it was once pinned to a cork board) and a tiny crimp (no material loss) to the lower edge. The ink he wrote with is unfaded, clear and easy to read - excellent and personal example of Steinbeck's writing with the great inscription by him. It is safeguarded in a small clear archival plastic holder, and of course the dustjacket is in a removable, clear mylar dustjacket protecter to preserve condition. Truly rare in this condition examples of both Steinbeck's writing and of Steinbeck's 3rd book which is likely his most scarce book in collector condition. Even Cup Of Gold and Pastures Of Heaven had more copies printed than this one. ; 7-5/8" x 5"; 325 pages; Signed by Author .

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        The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. With engravings by Eric Gill & an introduction by Gilbert Murray.

      (High Wycombe: Hague and Gill for the Limited Editions Club, 1933).. Limited edition, no. 367 of 1,500 copies signed by Gill, 8vo, (xvi), 149, (3) pp. Full page fly title engraving, five engravings in the text and one below the colophon. Full pigskin with a blind stamped decoration to the upper cover, spine slightly darkened with some wear, slipcase a little rubbed.

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        KAMERA OBSCURA. [Camera Obscura]. Inscribed to Iakov Blokh

      Berlin: Parabola, 1933 [NABOKOV, Vladimir] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. First edition in Russian. 8vo., 203 [1]pp.Original pictorial wrappers, uncut. An essentially fine fresh copy showing minor use with Nabokov's presentation inscription in ink on the front blank [in Russian]: "Iakov Blokh, for a good memory from the author - XII - '33. " Blokh was a Russian publisher in Germany in the 1930's. In 1936 this title became Nabokov's first work to appear in English, & in 1938, this novel became the first of his works to be published in book form in the USA [as Laughter In The Dark]. Juliar A14.1. Custom black cloth clamshell case, gilt-lettered leather labels to the spine. [Before appearing in book form, this work was first published in Paris in four issues of the Russian émigré journal, Sovremennye Zapiski Contemporary Annals between May 1932 & March 1933].. Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        The Noble and Joyous Boke Entytled Le Morte D'Arthur

      Oxford: The Shakespeare Head Press. VG. 1933. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Three quarter brick red morocco over cream cloth boards with gilt titles on spine, slight rubbing spine ends and corners, teg others untrimmed, Cockerel marbled endpapers, printed in red and black on Batchelor's Kelmscott handmade paper, No.167 of an edition of 370 copies. , Le Morte D'Arthur is probably the most famous works of Authurian legend ever published. The work itself is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, with perhaps a small amount of Malory's own work added to the earlier tales. Malory's work has served as the basis for the work of many later writers, including Tennyson's 'Idylls of the King' and 'The Once and Future King' by T.H. White. Le Morte D'Arthur was one of the first works printed by in English. William Caxton published an edition in 1485 and the text of this edition is reproduced from a 1498 edition published by Wynkyn De Worde. , tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall, xxviii + 316 & x + 380 pp .

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        Hall of Famer Branch Rickey Signed Player’s Contract

      Partly Printed Document Signed “Branch Rickey” as Vice President of the St. Louis Cardinals, three pages, 8.5” x 11”, front and verso of two conjoined sheets. [St. Louis], December 29, 1933. Completed in type. Lightly soiled. Fine condition. Accompanied by an 8.75” x 4” envelope, colorful Cardinals logo in upper left, addressed to “Mr. Eugene Moore, / Lancaster, Texas,” postmarked St. Louis, Missouri, February 7, 1934. From a later communication with Moore. Forwarded from Lancaster, Texas, to Edwards, Mississippi, c/o S.L. Bryan. Opened at right removing part of postage stamp. National League of Professional Baseball Clubs Uniform Player’s Contract. In part, “ Parties. The St. Louis National Baseball Club herein called the Club, and Eugene Moore of Lancaster, Texas herein called the Player … the Club hereby employs the Player to render skilled service as a baseball player in connection with all games of the Club during the year 1934 … For the service aforesaid the Club will pay the Player an aggregate salary of $3000.00…” Branch Rickey (1881-1965) was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. His HOF plaque is engraved: “Founder of Farm System which he developed for St. Louis Cardinals and Brooklyn Dodgers. Copied by all other Major League teams. Served as Executive for Browns, Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates. Brought Jackie Robinson to Brooklyn in 1947.” His HOF biography: “After a mediocre career as a player and manager, Branch Rickey spent half a century in the front office as baseball’s greatest visionary executive. With the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1920s and 1930s, Rickey invented the modern farm system, promoting a new way of training and developing players. Later with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he pioneered the utilization of baseball statistics. In 1945, he became the first executive to break baseball’s color line when he signed Jackie Robinson, who became the major leagues’ first African-American player in the 20th century.” This contract, signed by Branch Rickey on December 29, 1933, was mailed to Gene Moore but was not signed by him. Evidently Rickey was certain Moore would sign with the Cardinals, which he did. From an Associated Press story a month earlier, datelined St. Louis, November 26: “‘I feel that all they need to win the pennant is for the men now on the club to click,’ the Cardinals vice president said today … As Rickey views the outlook, the pitching is ‘good,’ the infield ‘strong,’ and the outfield ‘greatly strengthened’ by the addition of three recruits, Gene Moore from Houston, Buster Mills from Rochester and John Rothrock from Columbus. ‘If somebody had said to me, “Go out and buy the three best outfielders you can buy,” these three would have been among the first four I would have considered,’ Rickey asserted…” In a February 17, 1934 interview with the “Chicago Daily Tribune,” St. Louis Cardinals player-manager Frankie Frisch gave this lineup: “Collins on first, Frisch on second, Durocher at short stop, and Martin on third. Medwick will be in left field, [Ernie] Orsatti, Mills from Rochester, and Gene Moore from Houston will all have a fling at the center field job. For right field, we have Watkins and Rothrock. Davis will do most of the catching…” Outfielder Eugene Moore (1909-1978), nicknamed “Rowdy,” played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1931 and three teams in the Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League and the New York/Penn League in 1932. In 1933, he played for the Houston Buffaloes in the Texas League. He also appeared in 11 games for St. Louis in 1933 batting .395 (15 for 38). Moore played for the Cardinals in 1934 and 1935 and the Boston Braves (1936-1938, 1940-1941), Brooklyn Dodgers (1939-1940), Washington Senators (1942-1943), and St. Louis Browns (1944-1945). He was a member of the 1937 National League All-Star Team and played for the St. Louis Browns in all six games of the 1944 World Series won by the St. Louis Cardinals. In the low scoring Series, Gene Moore led the Browns in runs scored with 4; only the Cardinals Ray Sanders had more (5). Pre-certified by Spence

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        Photogravure: "Man with a Hoe, Los Remedios" (1933) from The Mexican Portfolio

      1933 (photograph), 1940. 6.5 x 5 inches plus wide margins. Plate 11 from Strand's "The Mexican Portfolio" (1940) issued in an edition of 250 copies containing 20 plates after photographs by Strand. Photogravure printed on BFK Rives watermarked wove paper without captions. Hint of foxing to the margins, image Near Fine.

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        EIMI

      New York: Covici Friede, 1933. First Edition. cloth. In the uncommon dustwrapper with tape repairs on the verso. Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper. Copy #82 of 1381 numbered and SIGNED copies of this experimental prose work, an account of a trip by Cummings to Russia.

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        To A God Unknown

      New York: Robert O. Ballou. F/F. 1933. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 10, 20. 1st edition, 1st printing (copyright notice 'First Published 1933), $2.00 price intact on lower front dustjacket flap. Only 589 copies were printed by Ballou in 1933 and the book didn't have another printing till 1935 by Covici Friede (900 copies) and Heinemann in the U.K. This book is Fine, tight and unread, with no previous owner markings, no soiling, clean page edges and the black upper page edges are still very evenly dark black and unspotted. There's just a tiny bit of softening to the binding cloth at spine ends and a hint of bumping to upper binding corners to keep it from being As New. It is bound in light green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. The dustjacket is also Fine with one tiny edge nick professionally repaired internally, slight darkening to the spine lettering but no fading of spine colors, a tiny area of surface wrinkling lower front panel that you can only see when held to the light at an angle, and a small ghost - more felt than seen - of what was probably a bookseller's inventory number upper back flap. Otherwise, truly beautiful with no tears, chips or fading. Loosely laid into the book there is a postcard written by Steinbeck in 1952, clear signature and writing with quite a lengthy inscription to a young woman who was then collecting author signatures and involved in 4H activities. She had written Steinbeck about trying to win a trophy and he quotes her his favorite motto in both Spanish and English of 'If you don't want to fly beware of wings' in regard to winning trophies and he talks to her of 'food became more important than fame' and that he'd tried once to sell his trophy. The postcard was sent from Steinbeck's New York City 72nd St. address and has 'Steinbeck' as part of the printed address on that front side. It is in Near Fine condition - a bit age-darkened, a few tiny toned toned spots, one corner tip that had been turned down at some point (no material loss), a tiny pin prick upper middle edge (looks like it was once pinned to a cork board) and a tiny crimp (no material loss) to the lower edge. The ink he wrote with is unfaded, clear and easy to read - excellent and personal example of Steinbeck's writing with the great inscription by him. It is safeguarded in a small clear archival plastic holder, and of course the dustjacket is in a removable, clear mylar dustjacket protecter to preserve condition. Truly rare in this condition examples of both Steinbeck's writing and of Steinbeck's 3rd book which is likely his most scarce book in collector condition. Even Cup Of Gold and Pastures Of Heaven had more copies printed than this one. ; 7-5/8" x 5"; 325 pages; Signed by Author .

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        Lycidas

      Paris. Jack Kahane At The Obelisk Press. 1933. Bound in thin cardboard wrappers. Imprinted dustwrapper. Cased in a mildly worn and soiled full Royal Blue Calfskin Chemise. 8vo. This Edition was specially printed by Kahane for private circulation and consisted of but 25 copies, each inscribed (imoprinted. with the name of the recipient. This copy for Hope Richardson. From: "a history of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press By Neil Pearson"& & JOHN MILTON & According to Harold Brighouse, Jack Kahane held Milton's lycidas to be the finest poem in the English language. It was first published in 1638 in a book of elegies commemorating the death of Edward King, a contemporary of Milton's at Cambridge who drowned in a shipwreck off the Welsh coast in August 1637. In 1933 Kahane had the poem printed privately, using the Obelisk imprint, in an edition running to just 25 copies. Each copy bears a unique printed dedication: the paper used is handmade Montval; the sheets are sewn, not glued, into the binding; and the volume was issued in a marbled chemise, the title of the poem stamped in gilt on thespine.These werent the usual production values assigned to a book from the Obelisk Press; no other bears the words 'PRINTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JACK KAHANE' in the colophon. A meditation on death, sumptuously printed and bound, never offered for sale but instead presented only to a very few close friends, the Obelisk Cycidas seems to have been not so much a book as a memento mon distributed by a man preoccupied by death. This was certainly the opinion of Harold Brighouse, one of Lycidas's dedicatecs: Thoughts of death, if hardly an obsession, were charac-teristic... [Kahane] had been near to death three times before his fatal illness, and besides shell damage on the Western Front he was critically ill. His father, a Rumanian Jew by origin, committed suicide... There was death in the family: In 1933 Kahane seems to have been preoccupied by death — whether as a result of his tuberculosis, his war injuries, thoughts of suicide, or a combination of all three is impossible to say. He continued to live the expensive life of the man about town .Recklessness of living is venial in a man convinced that he has not long to live; noted Brighouse — and was typically blithe on a presentation card he tucked into Caresse Crosby's copy of lycitlas: 'Please accept this little edition of one of the finest pieces of English, done to please myself.Which self was most pleased? The mortally ill Kahane would have been drawn by the poem's tender ruminations on premature death; the Kahane who aspired to be Balzac but had to settle for being Cecil Barr would have responded to Milton's fear, expressed in the poem, of dying before fulfilling one's promise; Kahane the spendthrift philanderer would have been comforted by Milton's faith in redemption. & & The individual dedication in each copy of lycidas builds a checklist of those whom Kahane regarded as the important people in his life, at a time when he seems to have thought he was about to leave it. As Well as Brighouse and Crosby, copies of lycidas were dedicated to Sylvia Beach; to Michel Bogouslavski, head of the foreign books department at Hachette and the man who brokered Kahane's split from his partner/printer Marcel Servant in 1937; to Virginia Vernon, writer and wife of Broadway director Frank Vernon; and to Auriol Lee, a theatre actress and director, who appeared in Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 thriller Suspicion. Kahane's connection to Vernon and Lee is unknown, as is the whereabouts of the other nineteen copies. Kahane's wife Marcelle must be one of the missing dedicatees; other likely recipients include Kahane's younger brother Fred, Stuart Gilbert, Nancy Cunard... but until the missing copies surface, best not [let] our frail thoughts dally with false surmise. Several light spots of foxing to prelim. Gutters lightly soiled. Generally, a Fine, crisp copy in like Dustwrapper and Very Good Chemise. Very Rare.

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        Drôle de voyage

      Paris: Gallimard, 1933. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des 97 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Rare. - Gallimard, Paris _1933, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        Dix Reproductions

      Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris, 1933. Dix Reproductions, 1933, Portfolio of eight pochoir prints and two collotypes by Braque, Derain, Dufy, Gris, Leger, Lurcat, Masson, Matisse, Picasso and Rouault; From an edition of 1000 with "JB" blind stamp; 20 1/2" x 15 7/8" (sheet) each; Printer: Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris and Editions John Becher, New York.. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The Lord Fish

      London: Faber & Faber, (1933). First edition. One of only 60 copies printed on English hand-made paper, signed by the author. With engraved title page, three tinted full-page plates and black & white headpieces by Rex Whistler. Collects seven of de la Mare's fantasy stories for children. A brilliant copy bound in full purple yapp-edged vellum, and with original dust wrapper. T.e.g.

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        Hermann Lauscher [Signed / Unterzeichnet by Hesse and by Bohmer]

      Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good +. Bohmer, Gunter. A Near Fine copy of the first illustrated edition (minor age toning at the extremities, spine lightly darkened, modest curving to the thin boards, some surface marking to the topstain), in a Very Good age-toned dust jacket (sun darkening to the spine panel, some minor spots to the front panel, some short edge tears and minor chips, longer tear to lower front panel with tape repair to the verso, tape strengthening to the verso at the upper and lower flap folds and at the spine head), SIGNED BY HERMANN HESSE on the title page and SIGNED BY GUNTER BOHMER on the half-title; the first of Hesse's works to receive good notices when published by his bookstore-employer, unillustrated, in 1901. The work's favorable reception attracted the interest of Publisher Samuel Fischer, eventually resulting in publication of Hesse's first novel and breakthrough work "Peter Camenzind" (1904). Ultimately becoming one of the world's most prominent authors, Hesse won numerous literary prizes, including the 1946 Noble Prize in Literature, awarded to him for "his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style". At the Award Ceremony (which the fragile Hesse did not attend due to illness), Sigurd Curman, then the President of the Royal Academy of Sciences, said "It is principally as a profound philosopher and bold critic of the contemporary period in his stories that Hesse deserves the Nobel Prize." Copies of "Hermann Lauscher" in the first edition (1901) are extremely difficult to find in any condition, and copies of this, the first illustrated edition, are themselves not at all common. [This copy is from the Library of actor Jack Palance and has his 2006 sale bookplate to the front free endpaper.) Copies of the first illustrated edition signed by Hermann Hesse are rarely seen, and copies signed both by Hermann Hesse and the Illustrator Gunter Bohmer (as offered here), are absolute hen's teeth. Altogether a Very Good + copy of an important book by Hermann Hesse, the first of his works to gain the attention of a major publisher. SIGNED / UNTERZEICHNET BY HERMANN HESSE AND BY GUNTER BOHMER. RARE.

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        Alphabet Sourd Avengle

      Brussels. Editions Nicolas Flamel,, 1933. Préface et not de Paul Eluard. Frontispice de l'Auteur. Quarto. Original orange wrappers, titles to upper wrapper in black. House in a black slipcase. Near fine. First Edition, First Printing. Inscribed by the surrealist artist to the surrealist poet: "A Georges Hugnet, trés cordialment Mesens. Decembre 1933".

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        LOST HORIZON (Original Final Draft Manuscript Of The Novel, With Author's Revisions) (Ex-James Hilton Estate, Ex- Film Director Frank Capra)

      1933. HILTON, JAMES (1900-1954). FINAL ANNOTATED DRAFT TYPESCRIPT OF LOST HORIZON, [Woodford Green, Essex, April 1933], 257pp., 4to (10 x 8 inches), 206 with authorial manuscript revisions, corrections, deletions, and insertions in black ink, 61 of which include textual changes present in the work's first edition, the first leaf with the author's initial working title, "Blue Moon," in handwritten block letters and signed ["James Hilton"], followed by a typed but unnumbered half-title and prologue title, all other leaves hand-numbered at the top right corner as follows: 1-128, 128A, 128B, 129-206, 206A, 207-209, 209A, 210-211, 211A, 211B, 211C, 212-236, [a single page designated "237-242"], 243, 243A. [Unnumbered epilogue title page], 244-253. All leaves have four uniform holes in the left margin for insertion in a binder and are age-toned with occasional minor chipping; many have additional blue-pencil and ordinary-pencil corrections in two other distinct, certainly proof-corrector, hands (see below). The final three-and-one-half paragraphs of the epilogue (918 words) are not included with this typescript; this missing portion constitutes four typewritten pages at Hilton's rate of roughly 215-230 words per typed page and may represent a final set of changes to the novel's coda delivered later under separate cover. Otherwise the typescript is entirely complete and corresponds to the printed text of the first edition, with each leaf now placed in an archival Mylar sleeve and the entire manuscript housed in a new custom quarter-morocco slipcase. Provenance: "The Papers of James Hilton" Christie's Los Angeles 18th November 1999 (lot 83). "The Distinguished Library of Frank Capra" Parke-Bernet Galleries New York April 26-27th, 1949 (lot 207). Private sale by James Hilton to Frank Capra, 1934. One of the most celebrated and best-loved novels of the 20th century, LOST HORIZON in 1933 introduced "Shangri-La" to the English language and remains the 20th century's most renowned fictional vision of modern utopia. LOST HORIZON was typed by the author himself at his parents' modest semi-detached home at Woodford Green, Essex in April of 1933 after an intensive six weeks of composition. It was submitted to and immediately accepted by the London publishing house Macmillan sometime before May 9th, 1933. In early May 1933, a successful arrangement was made by Macmillan for LOST HORIZON to be published simultaneously in the United States on September 26th, 1933 in association with Hilton's already established New York publisher William Morrow. The U.K. first edition is reported to have been printed in a small edition of 3,000 copies but the strikingly low survival rate of first impression copies of the first edition suggests an even smaller number. However in June of 1934 Hilton received both the Hawthornden Prize (the equivalent of a Pulitzer) for LOST HORIZON and at the same time enjoyed an instant runaway success with his next novel GOODBYE MR. CHIPS after which LOST HORIZON began to be printed and reprinted at a seemingly exponential rate of speed and has never since been out of print nor indeed out of public awareness these last seventy-five years. There are only minor textual differences between the first English edition and the first U.S. edition and these small differences exist entirely due to William Morrow's last- minute efforts to provide the novel with "Americanization" for its readership. Upon receipt of the present typescript in New York, Morrow put its blue pencil to work. The alterations made by this corrector can be found most prominently in the improvement of those speeches made by the one American character in LOST HORIZON: Barnard, the disgraced post-1929 Wall Street Crash stock swindler on the run. In addition, Morrow's corrector did a little translating for American readership (e.g. "petrol" became "gasoline," "gramophone" became "phonograph"). Further, a dose of editorial polish was added to Barnard's argot, as Hilton's ear for American slang wasn't completely true. It also appears, surprising as it might seem, that Hilton did not review the American galleys as every single one of Morrow's blue-penciled changes, even those of slightly dubious value, seem to have made it into the first American edition. William Morrow's revisions of the text had consequences for posterity. In 1939 the American text became the standard due to LOST HORIZON's publication that year as the historic first-ever American mass market paperback (Pocket Books #1) which was reprinted 105 times by the 1960s and translated into thirty-four other languages. By 1969, Pocket Books alone had sold two million copies around the world. The adaptation of the 1933 novel into the 1937 film further enhanced LOST HORIZON's worldwide fame and the film has long been considered a cinematic classic. It received seven Oscar nominations (including Best Picture) and became the sixth highest grossing film of the 1930s. Its reputation, like the novel's, continues to grow after almost 75 years. The making of the film can be credited to the unrelenting and inspired efforts of three-time Oscar winning director Frank Capra ("It's a Wonderful Life" "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington," "You Can't Take It With You) who fell in love with LOST HORIZON after idly purchasing the novel for casual reading on a train. He noted in his autobiography that: "I read it; not only read it, but dreamed about it all night." The film adaptation starred Ronald Colman in one of the many roles he seemed born to play and its much-lauded screenplay was written by Capra's favorite Oscar-winning scribe, Robert Riskin who, in consultation with Hilton himself, wrote a script which was faithful to the dreamlike quality of the book. Riskin's sensitive understanding of the novel can be heard in lines of dialogue such as one murmured by Sam Jaffe as the two-hundred-year old High Lama: "There are moments in every man's life when he glimpses the eternal." The fact that Frank Capra actually purchased the manuscript itself directly from James Hilton (along with the film rights) in 1934 is not quite as odd as it might seem for two well-documented reasons. Capra was already in the process of building a remarkable literary library with the help of legendary rare book dealer Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach. And Capra shamelessly used his purchase of the manuscript as part of his publicity campaign to spur interest in the film. For example, Time Magazine's review of the film's premiere in its March 8th, 1937 issue stated that "Director Capra went to work with typical Hollywood opulence. He bought the original manuscript." In actual fact, Capra bought two manuscripts of LOST HORIZON, first draft and final draft, both of which appeared together in Parke-Bernet's April 1949 sale of Frank Capra's library. The "first draft typescript," as described in Parke-Bernet's sale catalogue, consisted of 259 leaves. It had been typed rapidly without editing or pause as was consistent with Hilton's working methods throughout the entire length of his prolific career. It was also typed on the versos of the original manuscript of Hilton's earlier novel TERRY which had been published in 1927, an odd frugality but not altogether surprising given that Hilton was still living and writing at his parents' house during the time of LOST HORIZON's composition. Despite eight published novels, by 1933 he had achieved neither literary nor financial success. This "first draft typescript" was then revised via erasure, over-typing, and interlinear holograph additions. All these working methods are depicted in the Capra catalogue, in the plate reproduced opposite Lot 207's printed, full-page, description. Our manuscript is the final draft typescript of LOST HORIZON which, as described above, was the corrected typescript actually submitted to Macmillan for publication. Here follows Parke-Bernet's complete description in 1949: "Included with the original is the finished copy, also containing a few corrections in the author's hand, on 257 quarto leaves. This was the script used by the printers, containing the galley marks as the book was set up. In addition a covering letter from the author is included, verifying that the script was typed and corrected by him, and that no duplicates or counterparts exist except the finished copy. The whole of Mr. Hilton's famous book through the inception and development to the finished story [sic]. With the exception of interlinear corrections (which are in holograph) the whole of Mr. Hilton's work is done on a typewriter, no book or article having ever been written in manuscript..." Parke-Bernet's "official priced catalogue" of the Capra sale in 1949 shows that this lot 207, containing the two LOST HORIZON typescripts, was sold back to James Hilton himself for $450. They subsequently vanished from public view. Hilton died suddenly in 1954 and his papers remained out of the public eye until the 18th of November, 1999 when "The Papers Of James Hilton…acquired from Hilton's heirs" finally appeared for auction at Christie's Los Angeles. Various letters, photographs, even Hilton's ink stand, were sold along with the manuscripts (first and final corrected typescripts) of ten of Hilton's other novels, but both the "first draft typescript" and the "covering letter" for LOST HORIZON described in the 1949 Capra sale catalogue were nowhere to be found. Both Christie's and the Hilton heirs asserted in the 1999 catalogue description that theirs was the "annotated original manuscript of Hilton's most celebrated novel…" and that "…although Hilton had donated some of his manuscripts to the Library of Congress, he kept this, his most important work. It was discovered among his personal papers…" If the first draft typescript of LOST HORIZON still exists, it is neither in an institutional library nor in the hands of James Hilton's own heirs. Nothing new has surfaced in the last ten years to dispute the family's assertion that this is the only surviving manuscript of one of the great literary works of the twentieth century, one of the few truly important such manuscripts remaining in private hands.. Signed by Author. Original Manuscript. Very Good.

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        The Winding Stair and Other Poems

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1933. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles and geometric pattern to spine gilt, pictorial design by T. Sturge Moore to upper board blocked in blind. With the dust jacket. Edges untrimmed. Small mark to rear cover, faint spotting to edges an endpapers. An excellent copy in jacket nicked at the top rear fore-corner, and a little toned to spine panel. First edition, first impression. An exceptional copy.

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        Maria Chapdelaine

      Paris: Editions Mornay, 1933. Number 765 of 1950 copies. In the original birchbark wraps which are fine wrapped in a glassine which has a few small tears. Hemon's classic story illustrated by one of Canada's greatist artists, this copy has also been signed by him, Clarence A. Gagnon, on the half title. Also included a 1932 edition in wraps of the same book illustrated in woodcuts by Jean Lebedeff. All are housed in a custom clamshell case bound in red cloth.. Signed By the Artist. 1st. Paper. About Fine./None. Illus. by Clarence Gagnon. Large Octavo.

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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 in the denotation that the script had been okayed by Hunt Stomberg, the producer, on that date.

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        " WALLS OF GOLD" BY KATHLEEN NORRIS ... SCREEN PLAY BY ... [wrapper title]

      Hollywood: Fox Film Corp., 27 July - 28 August 1933.. 96 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in studio wrappers. Overlap edges and spine covering of wrappers a bit snagged and torn, relevant annotations on upper wrapper, very good. An unspecified draft of this screenplay by Cole, based on an adaptation of Norris's novel by Edmond Seward and Wallace Sullivan. A pencil list on the upper wrapper indicates the dates at which revisions were incorporated over the span noted above. Kenneth MacKenna directed the October 1933 release, starring Sally Eilers, Norman Foster, et al. Cole was one of the cofounders of the Screen Writers Guild, and in 1934 joined the CPA. Like his other colleagues known as the "Hollywood Ten," Cole refused to cooperate with the HUAC in 1947, was sentenced to a year in prison and a fine, and was placed on the Blacklist. He continued to work sporadically under pennames, and his last major film, BORN FREE, was so credited. WALLS OF GOLD is the third writing credit ascribed to him by the IMDB. Scarce.

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF DOCTOR FRANCOIS RABELAIS. Abstractor of the quintessence. Being an account of the inestimable life of the great Gargantua, and of the heroic deeds, sayings and marvellous voyages of his son the good Pantagruel: The whole faithfully rendered into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux, with annotations by Duchat, Ozell and others, a new introduction by J. Lewis May, and many illustrations by Frank C. Papé

      John Lane The Bodley Head. London. 1933. NEW EDITION. Two Volumes. Reprint of the 1927 limited edition. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with 24 full page mono plates plus several smaller line drawings throughout the text. A fine set in highly attractive recent leather bindings by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath, UK. Finely bound in recent half dark blue morocco. Spines with raised bands, decorated with dot and diamond design. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Blue cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A fine set of this wonderfully illustrated edition. Born in London in 1878, Pape studied at the Slade School of Art and went on to become a very successful book illustrator during the first half of the 20th century with his finely drawn, and often humourous, illustrations, particularly his work in the books of Anatole France and James Cabell dusring the 1920's.

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        Avanti Magiari! Talpra Magyar!

      Bolzano: Casa Editrice "Brennero!, [1933]. First Edition. Octavo (20cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 247pp. With lengthy presentation inscription to Adolf Hitler on half-title: "A I.E. Adolfo Hitler nel vivo ricordo di mi incontro alla "Casa Bruna" e per ricorda [...] seu puchi scrittori d'Italia che profetizzarono giusto sul triunfo dell idea nazionalsocialiste! / Gino Cucchetti / Bolzano, Giugno XI." With Hitler's engraved bookplate inside front wrapper. Light wear and soil; text slightly tanned (not brittle); mostly unopened; Very Good. & & Cucchetti (1881-1960) was a poet, playwright and journalist affiliated with the Futurists and especially close to Filippo Marinetti; his wife was the Hungarian painter Sasha Rub Cucchetti. Along with Marinetti, Cucchetti was among the earliest Futurists to embrace Fascism, and he wrote prolifically in support of the Fascist cause, especially supporting the right-wing anti-communist movement in Hungary. The inscription in this volume refers specifically to Cucchetti's interview with Hitler, conducted at Hitler's "Brown House" in Munich and published in Il Popolo d'Italia in March of 1931. & & While books inscribed to the Fuehrer are not excessively rare (scholar Timothy Ryback has estimated that at the height of his power Hitler received thousands of inscribed books each month from aspiring authors), those with truly personal associations are notably scarce; those containing Hitler's private bookplate - indicating actual "acceptance" of the gift - even more so. Most of these latter were held in Hitler's private library at Obersaltzberg ("The Berghof"), where, according to Herbert Dohring, manager of Hitler's estate from 1936 to 1943, Hitler kept "the books he really cared about." Like countless other souvenirs taken out of Germany after the war, the current volume was removed from Hitler's bunker at Obersaltzberg by an American G.I. in 1945, remaining in his family's possession until now. The present title is uncommon in its own right, and a significant work of pro-Hungarian fascism; OCLC notes only 10 locations worldwide.

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        Marlborough His Life and Times 4 Volumes

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1933. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Editions. H Hard Cover. Very Good. 612, 650, 602, 670 pp, dustwrappers have various tears and frayed edges books have some minor marks and some internal foxing and prev owners inscriptions vol 4 has pale blue d/w and vol 1-3 are pale brown d/ws. The jackets are chipped with loss. 38a

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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

      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

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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.:

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, full set of four British first edition, mixed printings, in dust jackets

      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.  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 first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes between 1933 and 1938.  It 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 bevelled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt text block top edge.  Moreover, each volume is profusely illustrated.  Unfortunately, the plum cloth binding in volumes I, II, and III proved incredibly susceptible to sun fading (a different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV).  Without the dust jackets, Volumes I-III are nearly always faded and jacketed first editions are now scarce.  Here is a full four volume British first edition set, all in excellent original dust jackets.  This set is near-fine in near-fine dust jackets, notable for exceptional shelf appearance and virtually no losses to the dust jackets.  Volumes III & IV are first edition first printing.  Volumes I & II are first edition, second printing (both issued in the same month as the first printing and differing only by the words "second impression" on the front flap of the dust jacket and in the details on the copyright page of the book itself).  The dust jackets in this set are noteworthy.  All four dust jackets are unclipped and there are no losses.  We note only light wear at spine ends.  All four dust jackets are extremely clean.  We note mild toning to the Volume I, III & IV jacket spines, with the toning on the Volume IV jacket spine also faintly affecting the first 1.75 inches of the front face.  These jackets are unusually clean and complete examples that show wonderfully on the shelf.  The dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers.  All four volumes beneath the jackets feature clean, tight and square bindings with sharp corners and bright spine gilt.  Of note, the complete dust jackets have done their job and there is none of the usual fading to the bindings.  The contents of all four volumes are crisp, bright, and tight.  All four volumes are clearly unread.  Volumes I & II show light spotting to the prelims and moderate spotting to the page edges, with the fore edges also showing age-toning.  Volumes III & IV are unusually bright even on the fore edges, which show only light spotting.  There is a single inked gift inscription on the Volume I ffep dated "Xmas 1934", no previous ownership marks in Volume II, a single inked gift inscription on the Volume III ffep dated "March 28th 1940", and a tiny previous owner nameplate affixed to the Volume IV ffep.  This is a striking and superior first edition set virtually identical to a full first printing set, but at a much better price.  Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I).b, A97.2(II).b A97.2(III).a, A97.2(IV).a; Woods/ICS A40(aa); Langworth p.166

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        Marlborough

      London, George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1933–8. His Life and Times. 4 volumes, octavo, contemporary scarlet full morocco, raised bands to spines, titles gilt to spines, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated throughout with numerous plates, plans and maps. A little mottled on the boards and some light shelf-wear, light toning, a handsome set. First editions, first impressions. "Marlborough is huge... heavily documented, comprehensive. No future historian can hope to avoid indebtedness, and no unprofessional reader can fail to be moved by the grandeur of the vision, the language and the myth. Sonority piles on sonority, vista succeeds vista, magnificence follows magnificence" (Woods - Artillery of Words).

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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

      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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Marlborough. His Life and Times

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,, 1933–38. 4 vols. Octavo. Original mauve boards, titles to spines gilt, top edges gilt. With the dust jackets. Illustrated throughout. Printed dedication signed by the directors of George Outram & Co. Ltd to William Dunkeld Robieson on receiving a knighthood pasted to front free endpaper of vol. I, spines bumped, otherwise bright copies with a little fading corresponding with the small chips in the dust jackets, which are chipped to head and feet of spines and corners, spine browned. First editions, first impressions. Inscribed on the front free endpaper in volume IV: "From Winston S. Churchill October 1938".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winner Take Nothing ( 1st/1st )

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1933. First Edition / First Printing. Original black cloth boards with gold paper labels. Scribner's Seal and "A" are present on the copyright page. In the jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap and has Laurence Stallings review at the rear panel. {ref: Hanneman A12a}. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, soft shelf wear, spine very mildly rolled, clean pages, tight spine, a few light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.00 at the front flap, Laurence Stallings review at the rear panel, chipping and tears, paper loss at the jacket spine, tears with tape repair at the folds of the jacket spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        WINNER TAKE NOTHING

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Touch of wear to the heel of the spine of the book which is remarkably bright including the gold labels. Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped First issue dustwrapper with moderate edgewear and a shallow chip not affecting the lettering at the head of the spine. Contains 14 short stories including "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" and "The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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