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        Ausstellung Ernst Ludwig Kirchner Vorwort von Max Huggler und Text von Louis de Marsalle. [Ausstellung vom 5. März bis 17. April 1933],

      Bern, Buchdruckerei K. J. Wyss Erben, Bern. , 1933 - 22,4 x 15,4 cm, 51 (9) Seiten und 22 Tafeln, 6 Original-Holzschnitte (einschließlich der Holzschnittsignatur auf dem Vorderdeckel), schlichte Original-Broschur, gutes Exemplar. Gedruckte Widmung "Elfried Bock zum Gedächtnis". ars libri 83, 915; 89, 1659. - Bolliger 1, 259 (und weitere). - Bolliger Kirchner-Bibliographie (1979) V.4., 121. - Dube 741 - 743, 744/II, 751/II und 843/II. - ex libris 7, 406. - Holstein 59, 40. - Kirchner-Bibliographie 25. - Kornfeld 244. - Rifkind Collection 1485. - Spalek 2856. - Kornfeld Auktion 189, 138 (mit Abbildung Seite 99). Im Katalog auch die Liste der ausgestellten Graphik bei Gutekunst und Klipstein in Bern (48 Holzschnitte, Radierungen, Lithographien). - Zitat aus einem Brief von E. L. Kirchner vom 4.3.33: "Ich glaube wohl, daß eine solche [Ausstellung] in solcher Schönheit und Harmonie noch nicht von meinem Werk gezeigt wurde [.] so ist alles, Plakat, Katalog, Ausstellung aus einem Guß. Wir haben 6 Tage bis 1,2 Uhr gearbeitet, alles persönlich angegeben und abgemacht. Es war wirklich sehr anstrengend, aber es hat sich gelohnt [.]"Namenszeile auf dem UmschlagZwei TänzerinnenZwei Köpfe vor LandschaftVorderseiteHirten und Ziegen<, Dube 741-743, 744/II, 751/II und 843/II. Die Holzschnitte Dube 751 und 843 wurden wieder abgedruckt aus Bibl. 98 bzw. 83. (Zitiert nach Bolliger, 1979). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Urne Buriall and the Garden of Cyrus... with Thirty Drawings by Paul Nash. Edited with an Introduction by John Carter.

      Limited Edition, no. 39 of 215 copies on J. Barcham Green's handmade paper. Folio, xx, 146 pp, 14 full-page plates and 18 in the text, collotypes coloured through stencils, bound by Nevetts Ltd to a design by Paul Nash in vellum with a large inlay of brown morocco with two vellum inlays and tooled with a gilt design of an urn and a lozenge, the lower cover with the same design but substituting brown morocco for the vellum inlays, a.e.g., inscribed in ink on f.f endpaper "Tom Balston /John Carter / 1933", preserved in the original cloth slip case, fine condition.These illustrations represent the crowning achievement of the Curwen Press's use of the pochoir technique and Urne Buriall is widely accepted as Paul Nash's masterpiece in book illustration. It is one of the finest illustrated books produced in 20th century England. It was published during the height of the depression when there was little market for de-luxe editions and consequently very few copies were sold. The rest remained in unbound sheets until, in 1950, Desmond Flower took them to Stanley Bray of Sangorski & Sutcliffe to be bound to Nash's original design. The original Nevetts binding is exceedingly rare; auctions records for the last 30 years show eighteen Sangoski & Sutcliffe bindings but only one by Nevetts.

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        An account of the fighting between Chinese and Japanese armies in Jehol during March 1933 together with comments thereon, by G.J. Yorke

      [China, probably at Shanghai: Self-published], 1933. Very Good. Complete. 95 mimeographed pages bound at the top by two steel brads. Pages are toned, but supple. Some foxing on the first and last few leaves; heaviest on the blank cover. The brads have some rust. An exceptionally detailed and well-written,account of the military battles in Jehol between Japan and China that took place in 1933, four years before the official start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.This appears to be the only firsthand account of the fighting by a Westerner. The campaign, known as Changchen Kangzhan ("The Defense of the Great Wall") in Chinese, lasted for five months from early January to the end of May. During the campaign, Japanese forces overwhelmed China's National Revolutionary Army and captured the Inner Mongolian province of Jehol (Rehe) which they then incorporated into the puppet state of Manchukuo, extending Manchukuo's border to the Great Wall. The truce forced China to acknowledge the loss of Rehe, accept the independence of Manchukuo, and demilitarize a 100 kilometer wide zone south of the Great Wall.Gerald Yorke was a famed English cricketer who may have been commissioned as a major in the British intelligence service. He was a member of Aleister Crowley's inner circle of magic and served as Crowley's personal representative to the Dalai Lama. Yorke also traveled as a special correspondent for Reuters throughout China in ways described as "eccentric to the point of lunacy" often in the company of an "ex-bandit" and "watched Far Eastern History being made . . . at uncomfortably close quarters," according to The Spectator, January 10, 1936. During this period, Yorke probably also worked as an agent for the gigantic, Chinese-based British conglomerate, Matheson & Co. Ltd. Scarce. OCLC locates no copies, although there is a copy at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), and two copies (once held in the Matheson Chairman's strongroom) located at the Cambridge University Library. Thus this is apparently the fourth known copy.

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        [RADIO PRISON]

      Hand-made congratulatory charter. [Leningrad: 1st correctional labor colony, 1933]. 45x30 cm. Hand-written, watercolor. The charter was made by the prisoners of LFZITK #1 on the 16th anniversary of the Revolution. In the colony there was a radio workshop presumably consisting of engineers and workers of the radio industry. In this 'sharashka' they made radio equipment. We don't know the number of people involved, but there are 19 signatures at the bottom of the charter, some of the names can be identified: Gusev, Nilov, Dvornikov, Panov, Andreev, Glazdorev, Samsonov. The note in pencil says that the charter's design made by the prisoners as well. The monogram 'B.N.' stands in the right bottom corner. The charter gives us the opportunity to glimpse into life of prisoners of Stalin era pre-1937. In the text signed by the chairperson of the group some bizarre inconsistencies can be noticed. It was addressed to Georgy Borisovich Metlin who was managing the group, but his status was not mentioned. He's been congratulated with the anniversary of the Revolution, but addressed as 'gospodin' instead of 'tovarishch' - the address, that was heavily associated with the pre-Revolutionary bourgeoisie. In the second paragraph prisoners wished that under Metlin's guidance they could provide the radio devices for the Soviet Union to help cultural building of the socialism. The year of 1933 could be considered the year when Soviet radio started: although 'Radioperedacha' was broadcasting newspaper articles starting from 1924, only in 1933 the all-Union radio-channel Radio-1 was created in Moscow. It is possible that the radio prisoners of LFZITK #1 was creating the equipment for that occasion.

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        RADIO PRISON]

      - Hand-made congratulatory charter. [Leningrad: 1st correctional labor colony, 1933]. 45x30 cm. Hand-written, watercolor. The charter was made by the prisoners of LFZITK #1 on the 16th anniversary of the Revolution. In the colony there was a radio workshop presumably consisting of engineers and workers of the radio industry. In this 'sharashka' they made radio equipment. We don't know the number of people involved, but there are 19 signatures at the bottom of the charter, some of the names can be identified: Gusev, Nilov, Dvornikov, Panov, Andreev, Glazdorev, Samsonov. The note in pencil says that the charter's design made by the prisoners as well. The monogram 'B.N.' stands in the right bottom corner. The charter gives us the opportunity to glimpse into life of prisoners of Stalin era pre-1937. In the text signed by the chairperson of the group some bizarre inconsistencies can be noticed. It was addressed to Georgy Borisovich Metlin who was managing the group, but his status was not mentioned. He's been congratulated with the anniversary of the Revolution, but addressed as 'gospodin' instead of 'tovarishch' - the address, that was heavily associated with the pre-Revolutionary bourgeoisie. In the second paragraph prisoners wished that under Metlin's guidance they could provide the radio devices for the Soviet Union to help cultural building of the socialism. The year of 1933 could be considered the year when Soviet radio started: although 'Radioperedacha' was broadcasting newspaper articles starting from 1924, only in 1933 the all-Union radio-channel Radio-1 was created in Moscow. It is possible that the radio prisoners of LFZITK #1 was creating the equipment for that occasion. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Outermost House. A Year on the Great Beach of Cape Cod

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1933. 8vo. 222 pp. Photographic frontispiece and 30 black-and-white photographic plates by William A. Bradford and other photographers. Original blue cloth, lettered in white, decorated endpapers. Two pale virtually imperceptible rings on front cover, slightest wear at extremities, generally a very good copy without the jacket. Early reprint of Beston's 1928 classic of nature writing. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper: "For Willard Shepard Jr. with the warm good wishes of his friend Henry Beston." Sheppard was born in Quincy and raised in Braintree. He was a 1935 graduate of Thayer Academy, and a 1939 graduate of Harvard College. Beston's meditation on seasons spent living on the dunes of Cape Cod in his 20x16 foot beach cottage, the "Fo'castle," have influenced generations of fellow naturalists. Rachel Carson credited him as the only author who influenced her work. Oft repeated is his observations that "We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals.".

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        The Anatomy Lesson. First edition.

      291 Seiten (2) Blatt mit Porträt Philip Roths von Burt Silverman. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, rotbrauner Lederband auf 3 falschen Bünden, mit reicher Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung sowie Dreiseitengoldschnitt, mit Lesebändchen, sauber und frisch, " This limited first edition of "The Anatomy Lesson" has been privately printed, and personally signed by Philip Roth, exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society" vom Autor auf dem Vorsatz signiert. Philip Milton Roth (* 19. März 1933 in Newark, New Jersey) ist ein US-amerikanischer Romancier und gilt als einer der wichtigsten Schriftsteller der Gegenwart.

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        Mexico

      Delphic Studios, New York 1933 - Copy 20 of 1000. Folio. (8) pp. 25 plates. Signed by author on preface page, foxing to endpapers, rest of text block tight and unmarked. Wear to head/tail of spine, 11/4"x3/4" stain mid lower cover 2 " from hinge. Non-U.S. buyers: Please check with us on shipping fees BEFORE placing your order. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Siamese Twin Mystery

      Frederick A. Stokes Company 1933 - SIGNED "Ellery Queen" by Frederick Dannay on the title page. The volume is lightly bumped on the spine ends, has two small spots near the base of the front panel, and some very light soiling on the front endpaper. The uniformly corner clipped dust jacket (price of $2.00 is intact) has undergone some restoration: spine ends, the upper edge of the front flap fold, and a 3" closed tear on the front panel. The result is a very attractive, complete dust jacket with a touch of toning on the spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ODE A VENUS. ODE AU VAGIN. Poème érotique inédit. Edition clandestine

      Domrémy, A l'Enseigne de la Pucelle, s.d. 1933 - Domrémy, A l'Enseigne de la Pucelle, s.d. (vers 1933) [Paris, Maurice Duflou] 1 volume in-8 (22 x 16,5 cm), broché, 69-(1) pages. 10 photogravures hors-texte en noir. Couverture crème imprimée en rouge et noir avec deux lettrines pour les lettres Q et V. Couverture légèrement salie, dos marqué, ensemble solide. Intérieur très frais imprimé sur beau papier blanc. TIRAGE A 300 EXEMPLAIRES NON MIS DANS LE COMMERCE. CELUI-CI PORTE LE NUMÉRO 2 AU COMPOSTEUR. La couverture porte pudiquement le titre Ode à Vénus tandis que la page de titre indique clairement Ode au Vagin. Ce volume contient une notice sur l'auteur signée Jean Tiretta, le fac-similé de la dernière page du manuscrit signé Klau-Vizuq, l'Ode au Vagin, une notice sur l'Ode à Priape de Piron par Helpey (Louis Perceau), l'Ode à Priape et Les Sept Béatitudes. On ne sait rien de l'illustrateur de cette jolie édition sortie des presses de Maurice Duflou. A propos de Clovis Hugues (1851-1907), Aristide Briand écrivait : « Il y avait en lui du Béranger, du Camille Desmoulins et du Tartarin de Tarascon ». Autrement dit : communard, franc-maçon, socialiste, poète ; il fut tout cela tour à tour et à la fois. L'Ode au Vagin date de 1906. Référence : Dutel, Bibliographie des ouvrages érotiques publiés clandestinement en française entre 1920 et 1970, n°2078 ; Pia, Les Livres de l'Enfer, 1003. Photographies disponibles sur simple demande. BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CE BEAU LIVRE ÉROTIQUE ILLUSTRÉ. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spittelers Weg und Werk.

      Gr.8, 308 S., einige Taf., OLwd. m. Goldpräg. u. OU, OU min. unsauber u. am Kopf randrissig, Deckel min. verzogen, sonst tadellos. EA. (= Die Schweiz im deutschen Geistesleben). Mit Widmung von Robert Faesi an den Professor der Germanistik Emil Ermatinger auf Vorsatz (Herrn Prof. Emil Ermatinger / in kollegialer Hochachtung / der Verfasser / 1933). Beiliegend drei Originalfotografien, Carl Spitteler beim Marktgang in Luzern zeigend (einmal mit der Kappelerbrücke, einmal mit der Jesuitenkirche im Hintergrund jew. ca. 9 x 11 cm zwei davon Silbergelatineabzüge).

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        The Brownies and Prince Florimel; or, Brownieland, Fairyland, and Demonland

      NY: The Century Co, 1933. Cox, Palmer. Octavo. (x), 246pp. Copiously illustrated by Palmer Cox. This was the first adventure of the Brownies written in prose, and which is advertised as having "a detailed, connected story, with a beginning, a middle and an end." A later issue, with the text, binding, and dust jacket all produced at different times. The disparate dates are typical of the time, as publishers contracted with different printers over time as they moved stock. Text block is the original 1918 first edition sheets. Bound in buff cloth, with the title and author's name to both spine and upper cover in dark blue; publisher printed on tail of spine as "Appleton Century." The Century Company merged with D. Appleton & Company in 1933. In dust jacket, lettered in dark blue, with publisher as "The Century Co." The back of the dust jacket advertises Century Juveniles, all of which were published in 1925, including the last of the original Brownie books, "The Brownies in Fairyland." This copy is in fine condition, with an unusually fine dust jacket. To nitpick, book has short repaired tear to front free fly leaf, light foxing to edge of text block, and a bit of browning in the gutter from acidic adhesive in the binding. Dust jacket shows only light tanning, infinitesimal chips to corners, and four small tears, each clean and less than 1/2 inch in length. A remarkably fine copy of this later Brownie title, rarely seen with a dust jacket in such fine condition.

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        Sommerhöhe". Ms. Gedicht mit eigenh. Titel, Widmung und eh. Aquarell über Feder.

      O. O., [15. VIII. 1933]. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Aquarell ca. 75 x 90 mm. Der Titel "Sommerhöhe" und die Widmung "für Adis zum 15. VIII. 33" für seine Schwester Adele Gundert zu ihrem Geburtstag auf der ersten Seite des Doppelblatts unter der aquarellierten Federzeichnung. Auf der zweiten Seite das Typoskript seines Gedichts: "Das Blau der Ferne klärt sich schon | Vergeistigt und gelichtet | In jenen Lila-Zauberton, | Den nur September dichtet [.]". - Gefaltet.

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        Miss Lonelyhearts

      New York: Liveright, Inc, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, first issue. One of the original 800 copies issued by Liveright as they went bankrupt; an addition 1,400 copies were withheld and later issued by Harcourt, Brace and Company. Publisher's tan cloth, with spine stamped in black and silver. Very Good with chipping to spine ends. Light, uneven fading to cloth, heaviest at spine, spine cloth is also foxed, stamping a bit rubbed. Pages toned. Lacking the dust jacket, though clipped remnants of the flaps and rear panel are laid in. White 3.

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        University of Michigan. Department of Economics, Ann Arbor. Wolfgang Stolper. Lectures in the Theory of International Trade. Preliminary and Confidential, Ann Abor, U.S.A. 1954

      als Typoscript gedrucktes Vorlesungsskript "Lectures in the Theory of International Trade" von Professor Wolfgang F. Stolper, in Leinenmappe mit Abheftlochung, Quarto-Großformat (29,5 x 23 cm), 93 einseitig bedruckte Seiten mit 48 Abbildungen und einigen Tabellen, Text in englischer Sprache, zahlreiche handschriftliche Eintragungen, Anmerkungen und Korrekturen für eine Neuauflage von Stolper selbst, Name des mit ihm befreundeten deutschen Professors "Erich Welter" auf dem Titelblatt, sehr gut erhalten, sehr selten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar - The typoscript of professor Wolfgang F. Stolper's "Lectures in the Theory of International Trade" was never published as a book. His script was re-discovered in the archive of a research institute of professor Erich Welter (Frankfurt/Main and Mainz), a friend of the Stolper family, even after their emigration from Nazi Germany to the USA in 1933.

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        Spartito Monoscritto "La Traviata"

      s.n.t. ITALIANO 1,75 Volume con mezza legatura in tessuto e cartonato verdi, con segni del tempo e usura alle coperte e al dorso, in particolare alle estremità. Come da nota manoscritta a fine volume, trattasi della trascrizione a mano della Traviata del Maestro E. Abate per il conesto Dopolavoro provinciale del Maestro Donato Fantozzi, datato Benevento 22 Ottobre 1933 - XI ore 23.10 USATO

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        Friedenauer Presse, Berlin. Konvolut von 60 Heften:

      - --- Bölckow, Albrecht Kasimir. Musik aus Gägelow. Aus den Tagebüchern und Notenheften des Komponisten. Hrsg. u. mit zahlr. Collagen versehen v. Horst Hussel. Mit beilieg. CD. --- Aus den Briefen des Abbé Galiani an Mme. d'Epinay, übertr. v. Franz Blei. --- Böll, Heinrich. Georg Büchners Gegenwärtigkeit. --- Bove, E. Aftalion, Alexandre. --- Carroll, Lewis. Carrollismen. --- Charms, Daniil. Briefe aus Petersburg 1933. --- Chlebnikov / Krucenych. Höllenspiel. --- Doktor Döblin. Selbstbiographie. --- Drewitz, I. Leben und Werk von Adam Kuckhoff. --- Ehrenstein, Albert. Ich bin der nunnütze Dichter.--- Ehrenstein, Albert. Ich bin der unnütze Dichter, verloren in kranker Welt. --- Fernau, Urauffüfhrung von Bert Brecht "Baal". --- Frank, L. Das Porträt. --- Frisch, Max. Erinnerungen an Brecht. --- Ginsburg, Natalia. Winter in den Abruzzen. --- Ginzburg, N. Er und ich. Das Schweigen. --- Goetz, B. Das ist alles, was ich über Freud zu erzählen habe. --- Goetze, Die siamesischen Vierlinge. Gespräche zwischen Orlac, Morlock, Haischer, Mittenzwei. --- Gorki, M. Wie ich lesen lernte. --- Heckmann, H. Merkwürdiges und lehrreiches Leben des M. Johann Georg Tinius. --- (Hölderlin) "Von der Realität des Lebens" Nachrichten aus dem Alltag mit Friedrich Hölderlin, mitgeteilt von Lotte Zimmer. --- Enzensberger, H. M.: Herzen, Alexander. Über die Verfinsterung der Geschichte. Fried, Erich. Ich grenz noch an ein Wort und an ein andres Land. Über Ingeborg Bachmann. --- Stephan Hermlin, homme de lettres. Gespräch zwischen Silvia Schlendstedt und Stephan Hermlin im Sommer 1983. --- Hilbig, Wolfgang. Die Territorien der Seele. --- Ders. Über den Tonfall. --- Hussel, Horst. Herrengespräch. --- Ders. Hageböck. --- Kis, Danilo. Schuhe. Gedichte und eine Betrachtung. --- Klipstein, E. Über Marie Baschkirzeff. --- Lenau, Nikolaus. Notizbuch aus Winnenthal. --- Leopardi, Giacomo. Tagebuch der ersten Liebe. --- Linhartová, Kaskaden. --- Majakowski, W. Wladimir Majakowski. --- Tragödie Mann, Heinrich. Französische Revolution und Deutschland. --- Meckel, Christoph. Dunkler Sommer und Musikantenknochen. (2. Aufl.) --- Meckel, Christoph. Kraut und Gehilfe. --- Meckel, chr. / Törne, Volker. Die Dummheit liefert uns ans Messer. --- Meyer, Alfred Richard. Des Herrn Munkepunke Bowlenbuch. --- Mispel. Eduard Mörikes Wispeliaden. --- Nemcová, Bozena. Durch diese Nacht sehe ich keinen einzigen Stern. Drei Brief-Entwürfe. --- Ostaijan, Paul van. Der Pleite Jazz. --- Ponge Francis. Gespräch mit André Breton und Pierre Reverdy. --- Puschkin (Puskin) Das einsame Haus auf der Basilius-Insel. --- de Qincey, Thomas. Über das Klopfen an die Pforte in Sghakespeares MACBETH. ---- Rehn, Jens. Daten, Bilder, Hinweise, Störungen. --- Romain Rolland schreibt zweimal nach Deutschland 1914 - 1933. --- Schickele, René. Die Schlacht bei den Pyramiden. --- Schneider, Franz Joseph. Die Mandel reift in Broschers Garten. --- Secundus, Johannes. Die Küsse. In der Übertr. v. Franz Blei. --- Stein, Gertrude. Ein Buch mit da hat der Topf ein Loch am Ende eine Liebesgeschichte. In einer Lesart v. Oskar Pastior und Sissi Tax. --- Strauß, David Friedrich. Soirées de Grandval. --- Stuckenschmidt, H. H. Peter Ustinov's kleiner Führer der modernen Musik. --- Suhrkamp, Peter. Die Dichtung darf nicht aufhören. --- Theobaldy, Jürgen. In den Aufwind. Gedichte. --- Thomas, Dylan. Weihnachtserinnerungen. Mit Zeichn. v. Natascha Ungeheuer. --- Turgenev, Ivan. "Hamlet und Don Quijote". --- Vvedenskij, Aleksandr. Kuprijanov und Natasa. --- Vvedenskij, A. Eine gewisse Anzahl Gespräche und zwei Gedichte. --- Zech, Paul. Alt-französische Liebeslieder. --- Sprache: Deutsch 1.100 gr.

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        Hamlet

      NY: Limited Editions Club, 1933. Book. Illus. by Eric Gill. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Illustrator(s). Signed Limited Edition. In a dulled but solid original slipcase. Illustrated with wood engravings by Eric Gill. [2], xiii, [6], 149, [3] pp. Brown full, blind-stamped pig skin. As usual, spine bright, a nice copy in publisher slipcase. one of an edition limited to 1500 numbered copies, signed by the illustrator..

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        Bodywhine. A Treatise on the Jardinian Theory. Cartoons by R.W. Blundell

      Rigby, Adelaide 1933 - Oblong folio, 40 pages (including the covers) with illustrations on 24 pages (16 are full-page) and the front cover. Two-colour pictorial card covers recently reattached, with the spine reinforced on the verso; an excellent copy of an absolute rarity. 'The Book has been written for the new regime of cricket; the batter, bruise and bust cricket, which has been thrust upon us. This travesty of an erstwhile noble sport demands new techniques to master it . . . We find after years of research that all previous books on cricket dealt mainly with batting, bowling, fielding and records. It is not now sufficient to wield a polished bat, to execute a classic leg-glance or a neat on-drive' - you get the drift. The delicious irony is that this copy has the contemporary ownership details of a young Jeff Pash (1916-2005), then aged about 17. A few years later, in 1939, he was awarded the Magarey Medal as the 'Fairest and Most Brilliant' player in the South Australian National Football League. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Freedom. A Journal of Libertarian Thought, Work and Literature.

      London, London Freedom Group (Stepney Press), 1930-1933. - 2 vols. Folio (250 x 378 and 285 x 405 mm). Modern card wrappers. A set of two runs of the British anarchist journal "Freedom", produced under the editorship of John Turner (1865-1934). Comprises May 1930 to February 1932, omitting September through October 1930 (issued monthly), and January to May 1933 (issued weekly). "Freedom' was founded in London in 1886 by N. Chaikovski and F. S. Merlino as well as Prince Kropotkin. It appeared under slightly changing sub-headings until 2014 and now continues as an online publication. The present issues contain reports on the peace and workers' movement, protest marches and various activities as well as notes on topical publications in England and abroad. - Occasional browning, but very well preserved in all. Rare. ZDB-ID 1071239-2. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deutschland Erwacht: Werden, Kampf Und Sieg Der NSDAP

      Germany: Cigaretten Bilderdienst. Hardcover. 152 pages. Text in German. Over 200 black and white photos all present. Neatly written atop front free endpaper is the signature of a member of the Canadian Army Occupation Force (C.A.O.F.) 1945-46, who presumably brought this book home as a memento of his duty in post-WWII Germany. No other markings. Binding intact. Moderate wear. Epic six-panel foldout photo of Nuremberg rally at back is present and intact, although moderately misfolded in places. This copy has been respectully handled over these many years so remains in quality condition. A magnificent written and photographic historical record of Germany's Nazi party to 1933. . Good. 1933. First Edition.

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        L' ebrea Opera in cinque atti

      EDIZIONI A. BARION DELLA CASA PER EDIZIONI POPOLARI, 1933. ITALIANO 0,02 Opuscolo spillato in carta leggera. Pagine in buono stato brunite, come i tagli. Traduzione italiana di M. Marcello. USATO

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        Roll, Jordan, Roll

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1933. Very Good. First trade edition, first issue. Octavo. 251pp. Illustrated from photographs. Blue cloth. Spine sunned, modest wear on the boards, about very good and lacking the dustwrapper. Peterkin's text about the descendants of slaves on a coastal South Carolina plantation, accompanied by ninety of Ulmann's inspired and exceptional gravure photographs. A classic collaboration which brought out the best in both of the participants. Roth 101.

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        AFFAIRES DE MOEURS

      Paris: AUX EDITIONS MONTAIGNE, 1933. BROSSURA. BUONO. 12 19. USATO

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. und Urkunde mit eh. U. von Krosigk und Reichspräsident Hindenburg.

      Neudeck und Berlin, September 1933. - Je 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Der Brief an Finanzgerichtsdirektor Oswald Knäbel betr. dessen Bestellung zum Vorsitzenden des Finanzgerichts beim Landesfinanzamt Leipzig. - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Reichsministers der Finanzen. - Die von Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg und Krosigk unterzeichnete Urkunde der Bestellung mit gepr. Reichsadler der Weimarer Republik.

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        Reichsgesetzblatt Teil I Jahrgänge 1933-1941 in 12 Bänden / O r i g i n a l - V e r l a g s e i n b ä n d e

      Berlin, Reichsverlagsamt, 1933 - 1941. Vollständige Ausgabe im aufwendigen Original-Verlagseinbänden der Zeit: 12 Bände, gebunden jeweils in schwarzes Halbleinen OHLn / HLn 4to im Format 21 x 29,5 cm mit dekoriertem (NS-Hoheitszeichen), goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Deckelvignette ebenfalls in Goldprägung, Gewebeecken und Schmuckvorsatzpapier (Hakenkreuzdekor in Silberprägung, nicht bei den 3 Bänden 1940 und 1941, diese nur mit einfarbigem Vorsatzpapier). Jahrgänge 1936 und 1937 jeweils in einem Band, Jahrgänge 1938 - 1940 jeweils in 2 Halbjahres-Bänden. - Repräsentative Reihe in den stattlichen Original-Verlagsdecken mit den wichtigsten NS.-Gesetzen; insgesamt etwa 14.000 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur. - Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, NS.-Rechtswesen, Großdeutschland vor und im 2.Weltkrieg, Recht im Nationalsozialismus, Gesetze, Reichsgesetze und nationalsozialistische Verordnungen, völkische Neugestaltung des deutschen Rechts vom Rassenstandpunkt aus, Nürnberger Rassengesetze, Blutschutzgesetz, Reichsbürgergesetz, Juden-Sondergesetzgebung, Erbpflege, Eugenik, deutsches Recht im Sinne der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung, Antisemitismus, völkisches Rechtsdenken im nationalsozialistischen deutschen Staat / im deutschen Volksreich von Adolf Hitler, Verlagseinband, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistisches / völkisches Gedankengut. - Alle Bände in guter bis sehr guter Erhaltung; bei einigen das Hakenkreuz an Rückentitel oder Deckelvignette etwas blass, einige Titelblätter durch kleine Überklebungen wieder mit vollständigem Hoheitszeichen (war dort früher mal geschwärzt / \"entnazifiziert\" worden), beide Bände 1940 mit Rückentitel \"2.Halbjahr 1940\", sonst gut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes / Großdeutsches Reich, NS.-Rechtswesen, Großdeutschland vor und im 2.Weltkrieg, Recht im Nationalsozialismus, Gesetze, Reichsgesetze und nationalsozialistische Verordnungen, völkische Neugestaltung des deutschen Rechts vom Rassenstandpunkt aus, Nürnberger Rassengesetze, Blutschutzgesetz, Reichsbürgergesetz, Juden-Sondergesetzgebung, Erbpflege, Eugenik, deutsches Recht im Sinne der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung, Antisemitismus, völkisches Rechtsdenken im nationalsozialistischen deutschen Staat / im deutschen Volksreich von Adolf Hitler, Verlagseinband, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, nationalsozialistisches / völkisches Gedankengut

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        The Magnificent Ambersons: One-by-One Edition

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1933. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end page - "For Jean Spence - The first volume of a set of books for her from Mrs. Trotter and Betty Trotter and inscribed for her by Booth Tarkington". One-by-One Edition, 1933, in original red cloth, Near Fine, spine a touch darkened and with small spot, owner's period book plate front pastedown, hidden by front flap, in a Very Good dust jacket, front flap price-clipped, uneven closed tear with wrinkle front panel, 2" dampstain at spine. The inscription refers to Tarkington's secretary, Betty Trotter and her mother, who was a summer neighbor of the Tarkington's at Kennebunkport, Maine. Winner of one of Tarkington's two Pulitzer Prizes, "The Magnicent Ambersons" was filmed in 1942 by Orson Welles, garnering 4 Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture. Unaccountably SCARCE in this 1933 edition, particularly in dust jacket, and especially so SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Original Art]: Western Landscape

      1933 - Oil painting on board. Measures 12" x 10". Signed in pencil on the back: "Hannes Bok, 1933 (about Feb.)." Small chip at the lower right corner, else near fine. A striking painting of a western landscape with a covered wagon passing through a desert plain. Bok was an important artist best known for his science fiction subjects. In 1953 he shared the Hugo Award for best cover artist. A rare example of one of Bok's early non-science fiction works, featuring his luminous tempera style. His original oil paintings are scarce on the market, particularly works in color. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Maria Chapdelaine

      Paris: Éditions Mornay, 1933. Ed. numérotée. Couverture souple. Très bon. Clarence Gagnon. Petit in-4. 205 pages. Exemplaire no. 1187/1900/2080. Couverture imitant l'écorce de bouleau. Bel exemplaire de ce célèbre illustré. (Maria Chapdelaine, Évolution de l'édition, 67).

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        Albert Schweitzer My Life & Thought An Autobiography

      London: George Allen & Unwin, 1933, 1933. FIRST EDITION SECOND IMPRESSION PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY BOTH ALBERT AND HELENE. 1 vol., frontis portrait plate, inscribed on the half-title in French "a Mrs. Harriet g. Keating / avec mes bonnes pensees / Aspen 6.7.49 / Albert Schweitzer / Helene Schweitzer." Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped green cloth, spine slightly sunned, head and foot of spine fine, inner and outer hinges fine, a VERY GOOD copy, housed in a 1/4 red morocco open ended slipcase, raised bands, gilt lettered spine. From the estate of the Rev Dr. Robert H. Schuller. Inscribed copies of this title are quite scarce and we have not been able to find a single copy signed by both Albert and Helene. Harriet Keating's husband George was a benefactor of Schweitzer's hospital in French Equatorial Africa. Albert Schweitzer made only one trip to America. He and his wife arrived on June 28, and departed on July 22, 1949. On July 6 they were in Aspen CO. Albert and Helene stayed in a house on Walter Paepcke's estate in Aspen who was central to the organization of the Goethe Convocation. He gave a lecture at 9 PM in the tent amphitheater, speaking in French to the largest audience of the festival. A Dr. Ross acted as Schweitzer's interpreter.

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        Thirteen at Dinner

      Dodd, Mead and Co. New York 1933 - First American Edition. Beth Krebs Morris dustjacket art. An American actress married to Lord Edgware asks Poirot to aid her in getting a divorce from her husband. Poirot agrees to help her, meeting her husband. That evening, the actress is seen at a dinner with thirteen guests, which has an associated superstition. By the next morning Lord Edgware and another American actress are found murdered, each at their own homes. Poirot investigates. Basis for the 1934 Henry Edwards directed film for Real Art Productions. The film was the third to star Austin Trevor in the role of Poirot. A scarce Christie title. Near Fine bright copy in a nearly Very Good dustjacket with unfortunate square inch sized chip at upper front panel, some shallow edge chips and loss at top spine end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        East Bros. & Coy., Ltd. Agricultural Implement Makers, Mallala, South Australia [label on an album of trade photographs and printed ephemera]

      A screw-bound album (205 x 295 mm, worn, marked and lacking one screw) containing 46 original gelatin silver photographs of the company's products (generally 110 x 70 mm or the reverse), seven pages extracted from a printed catalogue issued by the company (as East Bros. and Co.), two pages of simple technical drawings (including details of the wing and heel of some plough-shares), about fifteen thin trade catalogues or leaflets from other companies (mainly Horwood Bagshaw and Lister), and (loosely inserted) a four-page brochure for the East Bros. & Coy. Ltd. Patented Baglifter. From internal evidence, the bulk of the material in the album would appear to date from before the change of business name in 1933 (as outlined in the potted history below). The company was founded by Mathew Henry East (1861-1940) in Mallala, approximately 60 kilometres north of Adelaide, in the late 1880s. He 'patented the prong mould board plough (skeleton board), which proved to be a gigantic success in heavy sticky soil. [He] was among the first of the plough makers to make the stump plow of four wheels. The plant in the factory was rather crude, as most of the machinery was designed by M.H. East himself, and to drive the plant a horseworks was necessary. This condition of manufacture continued for several years, and was eventually replaced by an oil engine. In 1906 two sons ... joined their father in the business, and the trade name was altered to East Bros. & Co. From 1906 until the outbreak of World War I, the seasons were prosperous, and trading in farm implements made rapid strides. In 1914-18, the World War I period, manufacturing was somewhat slowed down, because of scarcity of materials. In 1933 East Bros. became East Bros. & Co. Ltd. Mathew Henry East died on 7 October 1940, just short of his eightieth birthday. The business he had started continued to operate for a further 30 years, until its closure on 7 August 1970. [He] was recognised by the Commonwealth for his contribution to South Australia, by the naming, on 13 April 1976, of East Place in Kambah, ACT' (mallala.nowandthen.net.au). One rarely encounters trade catalogues like this, a warts and all, nuts and bolts prototype cobbled together for in-house use, rather than a slick commercial production designed to entice the consumer. Some correspondence relating to the genealogy of the extended East family is included with the album.

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        ALS in German, one leaf with 31 lines on recto plus eight lines and signature on verso, signed 'Dein Albert', Le Coq (Belgium), 19. VII. [19]33.

      A fascinating, but somewhat depressing letter showing the dire financial straits in which Einsetin's ex-wife Mileva, and their two sons, found themselves in as the Nazi's came to power in Germany. Einstein had already moved to the United States with his new wife Else, but had returned to Europe in 1933 for a visit, during which time this letter was written. Einstein ends with his best wishes for their youngest son, Eduard ("Tetel"), who had been institutionalized in 1922 after developing schizophrenia. Sadly, Eduard's release from the institution to which Einstein refers was only temporary. ----------------------------------------- Liebe Milena! Herr Dukas hat mir genau Bericht erstattet und mir gezeigt, in was für einer schwierigen Lage du bist. Mach dir aber keine Sorgen. Ich werde dir trotz meiner eigenen prekären Situation über alles hinweghelfen - wenigstens diesmal noch. Ich bin dafür, das Haus abzustossen, wenn es einigermassen geht. Denn man muss eine bescheidene Situation in Kauf nehmen, um eine gefährliche für die Zukunft zu vermeiden. Schreib mir recht bald, wie es damit geht. An Verkauf ist wohl nicht zu denken, da niemand ein passives Haus nehmen wird. Es kommt alles darauf an, mit den Banken ins Reine zu kommen. Haben wir den gar niemand, der dort mit seinem Einfluss intervenieren würde? Du weisst doch, dass mir die Deutschen das Geld in Deutschland weggenommen haben. Die Schweizer Behörden haben zwar interveniert, aber so lahm und schwächlich, dass an einen Erfolg nicht zu denken war. Mein Einkommen in Amerika ist durch den Dollar-Sturz entwertet und die ganze Familie ist in die Lage von Bettlern gekommen. So kommt es, dass auch ich in Bedrängnis gekommen bin und aus den Sorgen und Plackereien nicht herauskomme. Aber die Summe, um die es sich in Deinem Falle handelt, kann ich doch noch herausschinden. Wenn ich aber sterbe, lasse ich lauter Elend zurück. Wenn Ihr damals sofort mein Verlangen erfüllt hättet, hätte ich Alberts und Tetels Geld sofort auf deren Namen überschrieben, und es wäre nicht genommen worden! [Page 2] Es freut mich sehr, dass man den Versuch wagt, Tetel für einige Zeit aus der Anstalt zu nehmen. Wenn es gelänge, wäre es ein grosser Segen. Grüsse ihn sehr herzlich von mir! Alles Gute und Kopf hoch! Dein Albert. ------------------------------------ Dear Milena! Mr Dukas gave me an exact report and showed me what a difficult situation you're in. But don't worry. In spite of my own precarious situation, I'll tide you over everything - at least this time. I opt for getting rid of the house if that's feasible somehow. Because one must make do with a poor situation in order to avoid a dangerous one in the future. Please write soon and let me know how things go with that. Selling it is hardly imaginable because nobody will take a house burdened with debt. Everything depends on making settlements with the banks. Don't we have anybody influential who would intervene there? You know how the Germans took my money in Germany. The Swiss authorities did intervene, but in such a lame and weak manner that success was hardly to be expected. My revenues in America have been devaluated by the dollar crash, and the whole family are now in a position of beggars. That's how I've ended in hardship, too, and cannot escape the worries and drudgery. Nevertheless, I can elicit the lump sum we're talking about in your case. But if I die, all I'll leave behind is misery. If you had fulfilled my request back then, I would have transferred Albert and Tetel's money in their name immediately, and it wouldn't have been taken away! [Page 2] I am very happy to hear that Tetel will be temporarily released from the institution on a trial basis. If this turns out a success, it would be great bliss. Please send my warmest regards to him! All the best, and chin up! Sincerely, Albert. Please write to me as soon as things clear up, so I can make quick decisions. You never know what comes next! -------------------------------------------- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) had a turbulent private life. While studying at the ETH in Zurich, he fell in love with Mileva Mari (1875-1948), a fellow student who came from Serbia. She was one of the first women to study physics there. These first years of their relationship were warm and passionate. Mileva gave birth to their daughter, Lieserl, in 1902, yet because neither of them had a secure income at the time, they did not marry until a year later. All traces of Lieserl after the age of two seem to have been lost. There has been some speculation as to her fate - she may have been put up for adoption or she may have died at a young age. Albert and Mileva went on to have two sons, Hans Albert (1904-73) and Eduard (1910-65). During the years in which Einstein developed his early revolutionary theories, Mileva functioned as a sounding board for his ideas. Yet, there is no evidence that she participated in his scientific work. Apparently, Mileva never got over the loss of her daughter and increasingly suffered from depression. By around 1909 their relationship began to deteriorate. They became increasingly estranged and in 1912 Albert became involved with his cousin, Elsa Loewenthal. Upon Einstein's move to Berlin in 1914, he and Mileva separated. They were divorced in 1919, and soon afterwards he married Else, who had two daughters, Margot and Ilse, from a previous marriage. Albert's sons remained with Mileva in Zurich, yet he continued to be in contact with them. After the couple's separation, Mileva suffered a nervous breakdown in spring 1916 and spent six months in recovery in a sanatorium while a housekeeper and friends cared for the boys. The following year she complained of heart problems, and at other times she suffered from back and spinal pain, headaches, glandular swelling, the flu, a neck and jaw infection, and scrofula, a form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes. She was born with a luxated hip that caused a lifelong limp. And she continued to suffer bouts of depression. Throughout her life as a mother, she also had the burden of being primary carer for Eduard, a frail and sensitive boy who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of twenty when he was a medical student. Accounts from various contemporaries paint a picture of an embittered woman, though he relationship with Einstein achieved a kind of equilibrium of mutual respect. In 1922, Einstein gave Mileva the yield from his Nobel Prize money, in accordance with their divorce settlement, controlling but not keeping the principal. (By 1919 he had already been nominated for the Prize several times so it was assumed he would eventually receive the honour.) Mileva bought income property for herself and the boys - including a five-unit apartment house in Zurich - and Einstein also continued to pay the family's considerable medical bills. Einstein had not been entirely surprised when his son, "Tetel" ("little") was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He recognized that there was a genetic disposition, on the maternal side, toward mental illness; Mileva's sister, Zorka, also suffered from schizophrenia. "Tetel" had wanted to be a psychiatrist and was in medical school when afflicted with his first breakdown in 1930 - triggered, apparently, by an unhappy love affair with an older woman. By 1932 he was committed to "Burgholzli," the University of Zurich psychiatric hospital, and so began the pattern of institutionalization which would constitute the sad story of his life.  Einstein left Europe on December 14, 1932 with his secretary Helen Dukas and they arrived in Los Angeles on January 9, 1933. He remained in Pasadena until early March 1933, when he decided to return to Europe, despite warnings for his safety after Adolph Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933. In May, Albert visited Eduard at Burghölzli. Albert played his violin for his son but received no response at all. It was the last time they saw each other. Calaprice et al, An Einstein Encyclopedia, 2015. Highfield & Carter, The Private Lives of Albert Einstein, 1993. Milentijevi , Mileva Mari Einstein: Life with Albert Einstein, 2015. One leaf (270 x 205 mm), previously folded with slight wear at creases and small hole not affecting text, slightly soiled on verso.

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        La condition humaine

      first edition, one of the 339 copies numbered on "pur-fil" paper, only large papers after 1 China and 39 vergé pure fil reimposés.Binding in full red morocco, back with 5 nerves, date golden in tail, golden castors on the headdresses, guards and counterplates of paper with the vat, framing of quadruple nets hard counterplates, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, double nets on the cuts, golden head, case bordered with red morocco and boards of paper to the vat, binding of the signed era of Bernasconi.Provenances: libraries François Delachaux and Georges Vandaele with their ex-libris glued on a guard.Very beautiful example perfectly established in an elegant binding full morocco signed Bernasconi. Nrf Paris 1933 12x19cm relié

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        Maria Chapdelaine

      Paris: Éditions Mornay, 1933. Ed. numérotée. Cuir. Très bon. Clarence Gagnon. Petit in-4. 205 pages. Reliure plein chagrin havane, dos et plats ornés, roulettes intérieures, signée Le Soleil, Québec. Restauration professionnelle au dos. Couvertures et dos conservés. Exemplaire no. 639/1900/2080. Ex dono à Elzéar Roy signé Athanase David, secrétaire de la Province, en page de garde. Bel exemplaire.

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        From Cairo to Siwa Across the Libyan Desert With Armoured Cars ... A Narrative followed by illuminated Pages of the History and Customs of Siwa Oasis; A Narrative Followed by Illuminated Pages of the History and Customs of the Inhabitants of That Country ... Foreword by Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, Bt.

      Cairo, E. & R. Schindler, and John Smith & Son., Ltd., 1933. Folio. Original cloth-backed boards, the boards decorated by the author in an elaborate desert design, incorporating all the major sights encountered on the journey, silhouetted against a black background, with the title in red, spine with black paper label, also titled in red; pp. [2], viii, 113, large wood-engraved illustrations throughout, blocked in many different colours, by various artists, a folding lithographed map, delineating the route in red, a multi-coloured lithographed "street map", seen from above, with shops ("We know a town better by its Buildings and Shops than by the Names of Its Streets"), 2 mounted photographic plates on gold paper (Queen Nefertiti) and on silver paper (The Sand Dunes East of Cairo), many other photographic illustrations of the British presence in and outside Cairo, and on the journey; light wear to binding, one small portion of front cover worn off, but very good internally, apart from one folding plate with small marginal loss and oxidation to silver and gold paper, as usual, resulting in one opposite blank page with repaired damage; publisher's ornate hieroglyphic bookplate to front pastedown; long authorial and signed presentation inscription, dated Abbassia, Cairo, 21st of December 1933 to Mrs Shakespear at the beginning. First edition, limited to 750 'standard' copies only, of an extraordinary book production documenting an eccentric reconnaissance across the Western Egyptian desert with armoured Rolls Royce cars. The book design is outstanding and several Egyptian artists from the School of Applied Art in Cairo were employed, alongside British designers. Siwa Oasis is one of the most interesting places in the Western Desert, as it is mostly populated by Berbers, and same sex marriages and homosexuality are traditionally accepted. 'Major Dun originally intended to write an account of the journey from Cairo to Siwa by the armoured cars of the 12th Lancers for the Journal of the Royal Medical Corps, but as the story grew under his hands and the necessity for illustrations quite beyond our scope became apparent he enlarged the article into a remarkable book, to be published entirely byEgyptian printers. Field-Marshal Sir Wllliam Birdwood has written a foreword and some idea of the character of the book can he obtained from a cursory glance throngh the prospectus which has just been issued. Many of the illustrations are magnificent and the most remarkable are those by N. Strekalowsky, who has also illuminated each page of the narrative. The author has designed the covers, and many other artists, as well as students of the School of Fine Art, Egypt, have contributed drawings. This book would make an unusual and most attractive present to any Mess. The book is divided into four parts. The first is a narrative of the journey from Cairo to Siwa and back; the second is a short history of the customs and superstitions of the Siwa Oasis and adjacent Libyan Desert. Then come photographic pages and lastly a' map drawn by Mr. J. H. Rowntree, supplementing the sketch map in the text. The armoured cars took the northern route across the Wadi Matrun desert to Burg el Arab, next marched to Mersa Matruh on the coast, then on to Sollum and south to Siwa across the desert and the sea of stones. The return journey was from Siwa direct to Mersa Matruh and then to Cairo by the route previously followed' (contemporary review in the Journal of the Royal Medical Corps).

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        THE ROSE GARDEN OF OMAR KHAYYAM [and related items].

      - Six printed items of varying sizes, contained within a multi-compartmented red leather clamshell box with marbled papered sides, the box lightly worn. Comprises 3 increasingly smaller editions of the title work, each bound in slightly different shades of gilt lettered red leather; plus \i A Thimblefull of Books (a 36 page brief history and survey of miniature books, also by Thomson, dated 1933); \i Kind Words About the Smallest Printed Book in the World (reproducing various letters in praise of the enterprise); a proof sheet from the smallest version of the \i Rose Garden contained in a glassine envelope within printed paper wrappers; and a tiny magnifying glass for viewing the smaller items; privately printed, Worcester, MA, 1932-3. Limited to 250 copies. Bondy pp. 154-5; Bromer & Edison p. 115-6. *First published in 1910, \i The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam is a translation of the leading representative quatrains of the \i Rubaiyat made into an eclogue by Eben Francis Thomson, based on his 1906 translation of the complete work. The two larger versions in this set (both vi+28 pages, printed in red & black), measure 4.5 cm. x 3.5 cm. and 15 cm. x 12 cm. respectively. The tiny miniature, (oblong 4 mm. x 6 mm.) is housed within a small removable gilt card box with a circular perspex viewing lid. It was the result of a challenge from the author to Hamilton B. Wood of the Commonwealth Press, to produce the smallest book in the world - and was accepted as such at the time of publication and for many years afterwards. (Louis Bondy, \i Miniature Books , devotes a chapter to 'The smallest books in the world' which leads with a detailed description of this boxed set, and notes that some later items also described as being the 'smallest in the world' were in fact larger than the miniature \i Rose Garden ). According to Bromer & Edison, the miniature \i Rose Garden took seven years to complete. Even the bookplate (of Kathryn Ida Hill Rickard, on the verso of the box lid and on upper wrapper verso of \i Kind Words ) in this set is itself a miniature. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Green Bough

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition. Number 228 of a limited 360 copies, signed by William Faulkner. Publisher's linen cloth stamped in black, with two labels illustrated by Lynd Ward on the front cover. Near Fine, with a few very tiny stains to the cloth, and toning to the pages. A beautiful copy.

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