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        The Lord Fish

      London: Faber & Faber 1933 London: Faber & Faber, [1933]. (WHISTLER, REX) First edition, No. 15 of 60 copies SIGNED by the author and specially bound. 8vo. Engraved title page, 4 tinted,full-page plates, and seven black-and-white headpieces, by Rex Whistler. Full purple vellum with yapp edges, gilt vignette of Lord Fish after Whistler on upper cover, endpapers with Whistler vignettes printed in green, t.e.g. Beautiful, unfaded copy in the original dust jacket with Whistler's design on the front panel. Rare . Beautiful copy in its rarest state. Five magical fairy tales from Walter de la Mare, including the title story about the strange adventures of lazy young man who loves, and lives, only to fish. With Rex Whistler's delightful illustrations

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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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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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.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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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).

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

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. 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: Fine, clean boards and spine, book is tight and square, clean pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, 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, shelf wear and two chips at the rear panel.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Winner Take Nothing

      NY: Scribner. 1933. Hemingway's third collection of stories, published at the height of his acclaim, and including the first book appearance of the classic, "A Clean Well-Lighted Place." Cloth a bit mottled, faint offsetting to front endpages; pencil owner name on front pastedown; still near fine in a dust jacket with a vertical spine crease and black color added. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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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

      NY: Scribner. 1933. Hemingway's third collection of stories, published at the height of his acclaim, and including the first book appearance of the classic, "A Clean Well-Lighted Place." Cloth a bit mottled, faint offsetting to front endpages; pencil owner name on front pastedown; still near fine in a dust jacket with a vertical spine crease and black color added. . First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Bunch of Wild Flowers

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited, 1933. pp 50, 6 tipped in colour plates, 15 full page black and white illustrations, numerous black and white drawings in text. Tan boards. Dustwrapper has two small chips (spine base and bottom front corner) and tears (largest tear is 3cm), very slight greying to dustwrapper. Book itself is in amazing condition - some of the paper has worn away on the front stuckdown by the front hinge so that binding is visible, back endpapers have some age shading and a small corner crease, couple of tiny age spots to page edges. Just lovely. Numerous photos available.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        ON ANCIENT CENTRAL-ASIAN TRACKS, Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China

      London, Macmillan & Co, Limited, 1933.. FIRST EDITION, 1933. 8vo, approximately 240 x 170 mm, 9½ x 6½ inches, 147 illustrations as called for in the list of illustrations plus a large folding map at rear, including colour frontispiece and 14 colour plates, all with a tissue caption guard, and 8 panoramas, many plates have several images, original publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and central gilt medallion to upper cover, top edge gilt. Slight rubbing and bumping to head and tail of spine, pinhole to top of lower hinge, corners bumped and slightly worn, covers lightly marked and scratched, slight shelf wear, small pale mark to 1 margin, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China. With numerous illustrations, colour plates, panoramas and map from original surveys.

      London:: Macmillan,, 1933.. First edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine. xxiv, 342pp. Minor foxing at pp 44-45, and slight browning to edge of map. Contents otherwise fresh and clean. Foxing to uncut edges of text block, but not intruding onto pages at all. Top edge gilt. Firm in the original smooth red-brown cloth with gilt medallion and spine title, bright and firm, corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. Exceptional copy. [Heavy Item]

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        ON ANCIENT CENTRAL-ASIAN TRACKS Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1933. pp. xxiv, 342, [2 publisher's adverts] 147 illustrations including folding panoramas and tissue-guarded colour plates; folding colour map. Original red-brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt vignette to the front board, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Binding very good with a little gentle wear and rubbing, cloth very slightly nicked at head/tail of the spine. Contents clean and tight, pages and plates clean and crisp, minimally marking, a few unuct edges slightly worn, previous owner's neat gift inscription to the front free end paper, single worm-track to the rear paste-down and affecting just the leaf of adverts and the blank portion of the map, but inoffensive, otherwise unmarked, no annotation. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to (17 x 24cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        The Cantos. Some Testimonies by Ernest Hemingway,

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.,, 1933. Ford Maddox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Hugh Walpole, Archibald Macleish, James Joyce and Others. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in black. Wrappers lightly rubbed and toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Manuscrit autographe complet de 15 pages d'une conférence faite au Conservatoire de musique de Troyes intitulée : "Le Japon ancien et moderne" et "Comment j'ai conçu la bataille"

      Troyes: S.n., 1933. Broché. 17x22,5cm. Manuscrit complet de 15 pages foliotées, rédigé sur des feuilles de cahier d'écolier, et comportant aux versos de certaines pages des précisions manuscrites de Claude Farrère. - S.n., Troyes _1933, 17x22,5cm, en feuilles. - en feuilles

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lucrece

      Houghton Mifflin, 1933-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Signed and inscribed by Wilder on title page, 'with all the best', Feb 1933, New Haven. First edition. This is an ex library copy, and as such, has a lot of the usual markings. No jacket. Light shelfwear otherwise.

      [Bookseller: River Enterprises]
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        POP-UP MICKEY MOUSE

      1933. 2. POP-UP. (DISNEY) THE POP-UP MICKEY MOUSE. NY: Blue Ribbon (1933). 8vo, pictorial boards, covers lightly soiled else VG+. This is a wonderful pop- up with 3 super, double page pop-ups in perfect condition. There are also many half-page black and white illus. in text- all done by the Disney Studios.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        THE "POP-UP" SILLY SYMPHONIES:

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1933). Fine in near fine dust jacket. Birthday inscription very neatly penned on half-title. First edition 49p. on stiff card stock. A pop-up book with four elaborate pop-ups in excellent condition (one pop-up has a small tear repaired with archival tape and hardly visible). Color-printed glazed boards with illustrated endpapers, illustrations in black and yellow throughout Rare in this condition and with dust jacket

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
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        The 'Pop-up' Silly Symphonies

      NY: Blue Ribbon, (1933). First edition. Hardcover. Very good/Good. Yes. Pictorial paper boards. Four large, colorful pop-ups. Full color endpapers. Text illustrations in black and cream. Light dampstain affecting the lower 2 inches or so of the front and rear boards, the first and last few pages (mostly marginal), with offset from the endpapers to the next page. The pop-ups are very good, and show no trace of repair or restoration. The scarce dustwrapper is present, similarly damp stained along the lower portion. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        THE SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES OF H.G. WELLS (1st Omnibus Edition of: THE FOOD OF THE GODS, IN THE DAYS OF THE COMET, THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, FIRST MEN IN THE MOON, THE INVISIBLE MAN, THE TIME MACHINE, MEN LIKE GODS)

      London: Gollancz, 1933. Wells, H. G. THE SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES OF H. G. WELLS. London: Gollancz, 1933. First Omnibus Edition, first printing. A Near Fine copy (only a few insignificant marks of abrasion to the boards) in a NEAR FINE COMPLETE AND UNRESTORED ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (spine panel a trifle age-toned as is usual with the Gollancz yellow dustwrappers of the era, a few very tiny blemishes, very likely removed whilst the volume was being read). This very first collected appearance of Wells' most famous novels appears in an 8vo volume which is 1,232 pages in size and thrice the thickness of the average book of the period (which might also explain why so few examples are still extant and why this is only the first copy in Dust Jacket that we've ever been able to offer for sale). This edition for the masses was likely short-printed, many may have perished in the pulping drives of WW2, but perhaps the likeliest explanation for its rarity is that, by the time the reader of the period finished all eight novels, the book was probably handled to death. For today's collector who may be disinclined to spend the fortune required to put together a set of the individual first edition volumes, this first Omnibus Edition may be an answer. Ironically the rarity lies here; one could find twenty first edition copies of The Time Machine or The Invisible Man before one could find a single example of this scarce and desirable First Omnibus Edition, especially one in such superb collector's condition. . First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        The Farmer's Year. A Calendar of English Husbandry. Written and Engraved by...

      London: Collins, 1933.. First edition, oblong folio, (vi), 54, (2) pp. 12 full page wood engravings and 7 vignettes plus initial letters. Original gilt titled green cloth, slight fading to upper and lower edges, d.w. with some light marks and spotting and minor wear to edges. Overall an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Royal Liverpool Golf Club. A History 1869 - 1932. With a Foreword by Bernard Darwin.

      Birkenhead: Willmer Brothers, 1933.. First edition. Frontispiece, plates, and plans. Tall 8vo, pp. 310, original green cloth, arms of the club in gilt on upper cover. Two small white marks on upper cover, lower cover partly affected by damp with some cockling of cloth but generally good.

      [Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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        ??????? ??????? ????? : ?????????? ????? XII ???? (The Knight in the Panther Skin : Georgian poem of the XII century)

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Les Juifs...Temoignages De Notre Temps No 2

      Paris 1933 Declaration D'Albert Einstein, Shalom Asch, Victor Basch, Jean Galotti, Norbert Guterman, Aron Hermoni, Pierre Lazareff, Israel Levi, Ludwig Lewisohn, Maurice Liber, Lord Melchett, Maurice Meseccca, M* de Moro-Giafferi, Leon Motzkine, Elissa Rhaiss, Jules Romains, Andre Spire, M* Henri Torres, Dr Chaim Weizmann. --- Paris, 1933. 31cm, 106 pp. Text in French.Crease on front cover, overall very good condition for softcover from this period An extraordinary snapshot of Jewish life in 1933 around many parts of the world but mostly in Europe. Essentially a photo essay and plea attempting to show Jews as they are and their contributions to society. It shows Jews in Paris (Le Ghetto De Paris - La Rue Des Rosiers) and snapshots of prominent French people that were Jewish. A response to rise of the Nazis to power in 1933. Already in 1933 it shows Nazi attacks against the Jews. There are also pictures of the pogroms in the Ukraine.

      [Bookseller: Fishburn Books]
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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 ñ 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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA ]
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        The Torrents of Spring, a Romantic Novel in Honour of the Passing of a Great Race.

      Jonathan Cape, London 1933. 173 pages. Publisher's yellow cloth with dust wrappers. Spine slightly browned. Dust wrappers browned on spine with some marginal tears and with tears to spine-ends. Not price-clipped. Inside a clean and well-preserved copy.. First UK edition. Introduction by David Garnett (not in the US first and not in later British editions)

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Roll Jordan Roll

      Robert O. Ballou New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. First edition. The trade issue, preceded by a deluxe edition of only 350 copies. Text by Peterkin and 70 photographs by Ulmann. An inspired collaboration. An about very good copy with some minor wear to the top of the spine and some fading to the front board as a result of a sizable chip to the about very good dust jacket that is price clipped and has some other minor wear as well. Scarce in any jacket.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA ]
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