The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1933

        Here's How to Mix 'em; [300 Drinks and How to Mix 'em. Internationally Famous Drinks Collected from Authoritative Sources] [cover title]

      Cincinnati, Ohio: Kaeser & Blair Inc, 1933. Small octavo (17 x 12 cm.) [8], 69, [2] pages. First edition. A scarce cocktail recipe book issued the year of Repeal. Evergreen cocktails, along with many now obscure, or at least, with obscure names. Recipes include Absinthe Cocktail, Amaranth Cocktail, Fedora, Punch a La Fork, etc. Each recipe indicates the appropriate glass to be used. Kaeser & Blair, the publisher, remains in business today in Batavia, Ohio and produces branded promotional items. Although this book does not bear the name of a distiller, distributor or other liquor dealer, cocktail book were - and remain - common promotional items. Age-toning to text block, otherwise near fine in gold-printed black wrappers, illustrated with a bow-tied and Van Dyke wearing barman making the long pour. Scarce. [OCLC locates one copy (Iowa); not in Noling, Beverage Literature].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Recueil de questions, proposées à une société de savants, qui par ordre de Sa Majesté Danoise font le voyage de l'Arabie.Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde; Utrecht, J. van Schoonhoven & comp., 1774. 4to. Set in roman type with incidental Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac and 1 word in Coptic. Near-contemporary tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      - Chadenat 1933; Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique en de l'Arabie 3366; STCN (3 copies); Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula 1593. Hans Bernhard Merian's French translation of Michaelis's Fragen an eine Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer (1762), prepared during the early stages of Carsten Niebuhr's Danish expedition to the Middle East. It is the first edition in any language to be printed in the Netherlands. Johann David Michaelis, a famed German Orientalist and theologian, was one of the scholars who prompted the important Danish expedition to Egypt, Arabia and Syria (1761-1767), led by Carsten Niebuhr. Michaelis hoped to investigate the relationship of the southern Arabic dialects to Hebrew, and to verify obscure botanical and zoological information in the Bible. For this purpose he composed the present 100 "questions". It includes the instructions for the expedition by Frederick V of Denmark, a 35-page account of Yemen and an extract of Carsten Niebuhr's account of Arabia (not included in the first French edition of 1763). Back of first free endleaf with traces of removed bookseller's(?) ticket. With an occasional small rust spot, but otherwise in very good condition and only slightly trimmed, leaving large margins. Binding with minor suface damage and wear at the hinges and extremities, but otherwise also very good. Important preparatory studies concerning Egypt, Arabia and Syria, written and first published during the early stages of a voyage. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        Scarlet to M. F. H.

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode (1933). - Mit vielen, teils farbig angelegten Illustrationen im Text und auf Tafeln. XII, 151 S. OHPrgt. Kopfgoldschnitt. 27,5 x 20 cm. Heron, Cecil Aldin, S. 196. - Nr. 43 von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, von Aldin signiert. - Am Ende mit einer Liste von Hundenamen. Buchblock an zwei Seiten unbeschnitten. Gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
 3.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

        The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm. With 76 illustrations by W. Heath Robinson.

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head Ltd., 1933.. FIRST EDITION. Large octavo. Publisher's orange cloth hardcover, blocked in black, illustrated endpapers, blue topstain, in original dust-wrapper. Coloured frontispiece and full page and in text line drawings throughout. Some edge-spotting to heavy paper, sunned to spine beneath wrapper, some chips/loss to extremities, sticker pull to spine panel (price unaffected). Overall a very good copy of an exceptionally scarce book in jacket; the first copy we have offered in 25 years.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
 4.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        The Collected Poems.

      London: Macmillan & Co., Limited,, 1933. Octavo. Publisher's deluxe blue full leather, titles and decoration gilt to spine and front, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece by Augustus John. Ink ownership inscription to half title. Spine a little sunned, ends and corners lightly rubbed, a lovely copy in excellent condition. First UK edition, first impression, in the rare deluxe leather binding. The UK edition is preceded by, but is much more scarce than, the US edition in the same year. This was the first edition to collect the breadth of Yeats's poetic output in one separately published volume since the Poems of 1895 (which represented only "Crossways", "The Rose", and "The Wanderings of Oisin", which are included here, and also two plays no longer included), adding "The Wind Among the Reeds", "In the Seven Woods", "The Green Helmet", "Responsibilities", "The Wild Swans at Coole", "Michael Robartes and the Dancer", "The Tower", "The Winding Stair", "Words for Music Perhaps", and "A Woman Young and Old", as well as his longer narrative and dramatic works, "The Old Age of Queen Maeve", "Baile and Ailinn", "The Shadowy Waters", "The Two Kings", and "The Gift of Harun Al-Rashid". Yeats also included 16 pages of revealing notes on his poems.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Report of the first scientific expedition to Manchoukuo under the leadership of Shigeyasu Tokunaga. June - October 1933. Section V [Zoology]. Tokyo, Office of the Scientific Expedition to Manchoukuo, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University, 1934-1939. 12 volumes (26.5 x 19 cm). With many illustrations in text, 287 full-page plates (126 coloured) and a folding table. Original publisher's stiff printed wrappers.

      BMC NH supp., p. 1315 (lacking 4 volumes). The fifth section, on zoology, of a general report concerning the research of the Japanese in Manchuria. The complete work is divided into six sections with a general report, geology, geography, botany, zoology and anthropology, but the present is the largest and most important section, nearly as large as the other five together. The articles thoroughly treat the fish, birds, mammals, insects, spiders & scorpions, reptiles & amphibians, crabs, molluscs, etc. of Manchuria. The research for at least the present part was undertaken primarily in the province of Jehol in the southwest part of the Manchurian state established by the Japanese, now parts of Hebei, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia, northeast of Beijing. The articles were written by numerous important Japanese scientists and naturalists, and appear here in English and (apparently somewhat abridged) in Japanese. By the present section V, the articles were printed haphazardly, making it difficult to find the section complete.Very good copies, spine of some volumes damaged. List with details of the collation available. Extremely rare reports on the zoological research of the Japanese during their controversial occupation of Chinese Manchuria.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 6.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  

        Lord Edgware Dies - A fine copy

      Collins [The Crime Club], 1933. Hardcover. Fine. A first edition, first printing published by Collins [The Crime Club] in 1933. A fine copy without inscriptions - a beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        BOET 1933. Boet : månadsskrift för hemkultur, hantverk och konstindustri, 1933, sjätte årgången, komplett

      Inbunden bok. Elanders boktryckeri aktiebolag, Göteborg. 1933. 240 s. Inbunden. Grönt klotband. 29x23cm. 1250 gram. Rikt illusterad med svartvita bilder. Helsningborgs konserthus, Gunnar Nylund, Engelsk heminredning, Svensk glaskonst, Möbeltillverkning i Finland, Malmstensmöbler, Norsk brukskonst, Chicagoutställningen, Jean Gaugin - keramik, mm. Otto Schulz föddes i Tyskland 1882 och utbildade sig till inredningsarkitekt i hemlandet. 1907 kom han till Sverige och Göteborg, där han specialiserade sig på båtinredningar. Tillsammans med Adolf Nordenberg grundade han 1920 möbel- och inredningsfirman Boet i Göteborg och började istället att rita möbler. Mellan 1926-50 drev han företaget vidare i ensam regi och under ett drygt decennium 1928-40, gav Schulz även ut tidskriften "BOET - månadsskrift för hemkultur, hantverk och konstindustri", som en inspiration till kunderna. Pärmen sliten och trasig i ryggen samt i hörnen, innehållet i mycket gott skick.

      [Bookseller: Videmiss]
 8.   Check availability:     Bokbörsen     Link/Print  

        The Empty Quarter

      London: Constable and Company Ltd.,, 1933. Being a description of the Great South Desert of Arabia known as Rub' al Khali. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco morocco, titles to spine gilt, raised bands, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Frontispiece and 31 other plates, and with 2 coloured folding maps and a similar plan. A fine copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity. Being the First Lecture on the George A Gibson in the University of Glasgow Delivered on June 20th, 1933

      Glasgow: Jackson, Wylie and Co. VG: in very good condition with protective card folder. 1933. First Edition. Paper covers. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 11pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 10.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        The Story of Little Black Sambo -- Animated Edition (in Dustjacket)

      Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co, 1933. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Kurt Wiese. The 1933 1st edition of "The New Animated" Little Black Sambo, IN ITS UNCOMMON PICTORIAL DUSTJACKET. Solid and VG (small 1934 inscription at the front free endpaper, very light wear --and soiling-- along the spine ends) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with very light creasing and chipping along the panel edges and light chipping at the spine ends (especially the crown). The moveable pieces are all present and intact but, understandably, the cardboard levers at the rear of the 4 plates can no longer move (or "animate") the pieces. Octavo, also includes "twenty-seven full-page illustrations in color" by Kurt Wiese, which wonderfully complement the text.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        LOST ON VENUS in ARGOSY [complete in seven issues]

      New York: The Frank A. Munsey, Company, 1933. An attractive nearly fine set. (20859). Octavo, seven issues, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Complete seven part serial "Lost on Venus." The second of the Carson of Venus stories. Zeuscher, Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography, pp. 173.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Llibre de la benaventurada vinguda del Emperador y rey D. Carlos en la sua ciutat de Mallorques y del recebiment que li fonch fet juntament ab lo que mes sucehi fins al dia que parti de aquella per la conquesta de Alger

      Graf. Viader, Sant Feliu de Guixols 1933 - 4º, 1 pág. a 2 tintas, 1 lám. pleg., 1 pág. de corcho con escudo de Mallorca color, 1 lám. con el mismo escudo color, ex-libris del editor, frontis, facsímil de (44) p. con grabados xilográficos, de la edición de 1542. "La Cesárea Majestat de Carlos Vè, hoste de Mallorca" , per F. Sureda Blanes, (11) págs. Papel hilo, barbas. Ejemplar nº 247 de una edición de 300 ejemplares. Pleno pergamino, letras doradas lomo, escudo y ruedas doradas planos. Corte superior dorado. Muy buen ejemplar. Extraordinaria edición facsímil de una obra editada en 1542, impresa con la calidad habitual en las admirables ediciones de Octavio Viader, de Sant Feliu de Guixols, que como es tradicional en su producción, incluye una hoja en papel de corcho con el escudo de Mallorca a todo color. El editor agradece la edición a la Vda. del bibliófilo Bonsoms y a Faust Morell, conservadores del original aquí reproducido, que acompaña de un escudo mallorquín y de un ex-libris dibujados expresamente para este original. El P. Sureda Blanes finaliza la edición con estudio histórico-bibliográfico del texto y una elogiosa noticia de la casa Viader. Mallorca. Historia. Facsímiles. Corona de Aragón. Majorca. History. Facsimile. Crown of Aragon.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
 13.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

        "Bounding ball. Boeseke put Roark off of it with a terrific bump and in next stride of pony backed ball. Open championship 1933. Aurora vs. Hurricanes - International Field. Paul Brown" .

      1933. 12 by 14 1/4 inches. Framed. 12 by 14 1/4 inches. Californian Elmer Boeseke, Jr was a 10 goal player. Aidan Roark was a 10 goal Irish polo player.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 14.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        The Cowboy Builds a Loop (SIGNED)

      [Phoenix]: Privately Printed, 1933. First edition, limited to 500 copies (without limitation statement). SIGNED by Megargee inside front board and dated Nov. '49. 4to. 121 [1, blank] pp. 28 wood block plates by Lon Megargee and 28 poems by Roy George. Tan paper covered boards with black wood cut of a cowboy & titling to front cover. Some wear to spine end and lower corners else a near fine copy. "The prints are noteworthy for their strong design, narrative content, and quality. Subjects include Southwest Indians and cowboys, Hispanic men and women, cattle, horses, burros, pioneers, trappers, sheepherders, horse traders, squaw men and ranch polo players. The text, a series of poems written by Roy George, was produced on letterpress and complements the strong images." - Dorothy Sloan Rare Books.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


      NY: Henry Holt, 1933. Translated by C.T. Campion. Introduction by Karl Reiland. NY: Henry Holt & Company, [1933]. 8vo., embossed green cloth; 191 pages. NRA Reprint Edition. Signed presentation from Helene Schweitzer, wife of physician and theologian Albert Schweitzer [1875-1965]: "To Bassett W. Hough with much gratitude from [THE FOREST HOSPITAL AT LAMBARENE]. & its New York representative, Helene Schweitzer. NY. 24/II 1939." With the ink name of "Ann Hough" on the front endpaper- daughter of Bassett. In 1913 Albert and Helene founded a hospital (now the Albert Schweitzer Hospital) at Lambarene in Gabon. In the first nine months the couple examined about 2,000 patients, some traveling hundreds of kilometers to get there. Helene played many roles: nurse, anesthetist and overseeing sanitary methods for preparing medical equipment. Very Good (spine dull; contents clean & tight).

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Origins of the General Theory of Relativity. Being the First Lecture on the George A Gibson in the University of Glasgow Delivered on June 20th, 1933

      Glasgow: Jackson, Wylie and Co. VG: in very good condition with protective card folder. 1933. First Edition. Paper covers. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 11pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Eclogue (Eglogue) de Pierre de Ronsard gentil-homme vandomois. Chant pastoral sur les nopces de Monseigneur Charles Duc de Lorraine & de Madame Claude fille deuxième du Roy Henry II avec des gravures de J-.G. Daragnès. TIRAGE DE TETE. N°1 SUR 5 SUR JAPON.

      J.-G. Daragnès, 1933. en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée et emboîtage. 340x260mm. Exemplaire sur Japon portant le N°1. Tirage limité à 40 exemplaires dont 5 sur papier nacré du Japon auxquels a été joint une suite complète des états des bois (34 planches tirées pour le premier état sur japon fort et pour l'autre sur japon mince) et 35 sur vélin de Hollande signés et numérotés de 1 à 40. En plus 6 exemplaires ont été offerts à des amis et imprimés à leur nom. Signature de Daragnès à la justication et sur la chemise comportant la suite des bois. Intérieur de toute fraîcheur. Frottements et épidermures sur l'emboîtage.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Christian Chaboud]
 18.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      New York: The Century Co, 1933. First Edition. Very Good binding. First published the year before by Gollancz, it should not surprise that this early work by T. H. White is a "collegiate mystery" as he had only recently finished at Cambridge. Uncommon title, this First American Edition copy has no writing in the book; the preliminary pages (only) have some light foxing. It appears that a pocket and date stamp slip have been removed from the rear endpapers, but this book presents quite well. There are no external marks. Very Good binding.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        First Lesson

      Alfred A. Knopf New York 1933 - First Edition. Rare novel by the pseudonym of T. H. White, of a Cambridge Don who goes to Italy for a holiday and finds an odd adventure instead. Very Good firmly bound volume, but with soiled spine and rubbed spine ends, contemporary gift inscription at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some nicking and light wear at spine ends and flap corners. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1933.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix-xxxv [xxxvi: blank] [1-2] 3-223 [224], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Harvey's third collection of short stories, many of them weird and supernatural. "It is usually difficult to distinguish the real situations from the disintegrating minds of Harvey's characters. Feverish moods and the unclear nature of personal relationships are the essential elements of his world. From the obsessive to the whimsical, William Fryer Harvey remains an excellent craftsman throughout the corpus of his engaging, sardonic fantasies." - Bleiler, Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 595. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 89. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-81. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 193-194. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1532-35. Bleiler (1978), p. 95. Reginald 06888. A nearly fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (printed on blue paper stock) with several closed tears and chipping at edges, 30x27 mm chip from lower center of spine and, and age-darkening to same. Very scarce in jacket. (#149295)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Lost Horizon - true first printing in the first issue cloth

      Macmillan, 1933. Hardcover. Good. A first edition, first printing published by Macmillan in 1933. A good copy with one name to the front endpaper, with some wear to the corner of the ffep and front pastedown. Some wear to the binding edges with a small stain to the corner of the page block affecting some of the corners of the pages. No DJ. A good copy of an exceptionally rare first edition of the UK printing.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Miss Lonelyhearts

      New York: Greenberg, [1933]. Octavo (19cm.); publisher's grey cloth embossed in blue; 213pp. Light shelf wear, just a hint of soil, contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, else a Very Good or better, unusually nice copy. "Remainder issue." Depression-era novel of a newspaper reporter who assumes the position of advice columnist. Adapted into the Lee Tracy film "Advice to the Lovelorn" the same year. HANNA 3740.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Indianapolis, IN: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1933. A touch of edge rubbing, a fine copy. (19461). Octavo, single issue, cover by Von Gelb, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes the Robert E. Howard story, "The Voice of El-Lil."

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Paris: Denoël & Steele, 1933. Fine. Denoël & Steele, Paris 1933, 12x19cm, relié. - First edition, one of 250 hors commerce copies lettered in Roman characters on alfa paper Half black morocco over marbled paper boards by Andréas, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt Handsome autograph inscription from Louis-Ferdinand Céline to Jean de Bosschère With a photographic frontispiece A little light small spotting (not serious) A very good copy in a good binding. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 250 exemplaires hors commerce numérotés en chiffres romains sur alfa. Reliure en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Andréas. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis-Ferdinand Céline à Jean de Bosschère. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice photographique. Quelques petites et légères rousseurs sans gravité. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 25.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        The Farmer's Year

      The First UK Printing published by Collins in 1933. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing with a little fading and fraying at the spine ends. Mild fading at the edges but far less so than usually encountered. Some fading to the spine but the gilt tilting remains bright. Small neat previous owner's name to the upper first blank endpaper. Light toning to the text-block and page edges. The WRAPPER is the correct first issue and is in Very Good condition. Some edge-wear to the spine ends with a little loss. Small chips to the lower panel edges and a larger one to the rear cover upper edge.A small single area of rubbing to the white design of the front panel. Closed tears to the rear panel which have been professionally repaired with japanese tissue paper to the verso with a very good result. Very light spotting in places. It remains an attractive example of a very scarce wrapper which is now protected with a loose Mylar removable cover. The author's key work with wonderful full page B/W plates from wood engravings, Initial letters of each chapter and additional small designs at the end of many of the individual chapters. A beautiful volume by one of the 20th Century's most celebrated printmakers and chroniclers of country life. Leighton's concerns regarding the demise of traditional agriculture in England were a major motivation for this heartfelt narrative and masterly collection of engravings. In Leighton's own words, 'a look at what is being lost'. Clare Leighton was born in London in 1898 and studied at the Brighton, Slade and Central Schools of Art. She emigrated to the United States in 1939, became a U.S. citizen in 1945, where she lived until her death in 1989. Very scarce with such attributes. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact. More images available on request.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
 26.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Fifty-Four Conceits (Eric Ravilious Wood Engravings : Signed By The Author))

      The First and only UK printing published by Martin Secker in 1933.The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just light fading to the board edges and light pushing to the lower corners.7 x 5 1/2 inches, 72-pages.Original black cloth-backed blue boards.Gilt titling very bright.Internally excellent, the woodcuts bright and clean.The very scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition.A little marking in places to the front cover but none of the usual tanning to the spine.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.The book has been Signed By Martin Armstrong to the front blank end-paper:'Grace, with love , from Martin'.A collection of epigrams and epitaphs serious and comic by Martin Armstrong with engravings by Eric ravilious.Each page has an epigram / epitaph which is accompanied by a wonderful Ravilious engraving. A sharp copy and an extremely rare Ravilious work with such attributes containing some of his finest engravings.More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA (Associate) PBFA]
 27.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Práce Jaromira Krejcara

      1933. TEIGE, Karel and Jaromir KREJCAR. Práce Jaromira Krejcara [The work of Jaromir Krejcar]. 208 pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs, architectural diagrams, and typographical elements. Typography by Krejcar. 8vo., bound in original cloth-backed boards. Praha: V. Petr, [1932].

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Mon Amie Nane. Magis Amica Veritas. N. . La verité, Ma Meilleure Amie. Lithographies Originales De Mariano Andreu.

      Les Cent Une , Société De Femmes Bibliophiles, Paris 1933 - 232 pp. en buen papel de hilo. Estampado a dos tintas. Bellísimamente ilustrado entre el texto . Edición de solo 111 ejemplares no venales. (nº83 - Madame Étienne Perrigot). Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel, con adorno en mosaico en ambas tapas y en lomera. Cortes dorados. Guardas en seda y enmarcadas en piel. Size: 29 x 23 Cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Le Corset dans l'Art et les Moeurs du XIIIe au XXe Siècle

      1933. First Edition . Signed. LIBRON, Fernand and CLOUZOT, Henri. Le Corset dans l’Art et les Moeurs du XIIIe au XXe Siècle. Paris: F. Libron, 1933. Large, thick folio (11 by 15 inches), original gilt-lettered cream wrappers, uncut and partially unopened, original glassine wrapper, original faux alligator slipcase. $4000.Limited first edition, number L of only 80 copies not available for sale (from a total edition of 880), of this erudite history of “the artifices that women employ in order to support and perfect their fragile beauty,” with numerous fashion plates (12 in color), facsimiles and in-text illustrations on nearly every page. Inscribed on the half title, “Hommage de l’auteur a Madame C. Capaldi, sa dénoncé collaboratrice, Paris le 20 Mai 1937, F. Libron,” and accompanied by 15 separate plates from the “Album” laid in.Written some years after the heyday of corsetry by Fernand Libron, president of the Chambre Syndicale des Fabricants de Corsets, and Henri Clouzot, conservateur of the Musee Galliera (better known today as the Musee la Mode et du Costume), this monumental costume book pays special tribute to Ernest Leoty’s very scarce Le Corset a Traverse les Ages (1893), which includes detailed cutting paterns and technical information for the tailor who specializes in making corsets. “A corset is somewhat similar to an umbrella in its construction. When the umbrella is raised, the fabric tautens. The ribs are reinforced with metal tips, to which the fabric of the umbrella is sewn. These tips hold the fabric in a tautened condition while the umbrella is in use. It is the same with a corset” (O.Y. Dalziel). Text in French. Accompanied by 15 loose engravings, listed in the index of illustrations under the heading “Album.” Hiler, 544. Book and plates fine, spine panel of original glassine perished, slipcase only slightly rubbed. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Autograph, signed letter of 2 March 1933 from T E Lawrence to his friend and fellow writer Henry Williamson

      Mount Batten R.A.F. Station, 1933. Autograph letter, signed. This is an original, autograph signed letter dated 2 March 1933 from T. E. Lawrence to his friend and fellow writer Henry Williamson. The 125-word letter entirely in Lawrence's hand is fascinating in multiple respects, penned at Mount Batten R.A.F. station, providing insight into Lawrence's friendship with Williams, as well as his friendship with author Robert Graves, and rather poignantly referencing the impending end of Lawrence's R.A.F. career. The letter also eerily presages correspondence regarding meeting with Williamson that would indirectly cause Lawrence's death a little more than two years later. Condition is excellent, crisp and clean with two creases – one vertical and one horizontal – ostensibly from original posting. The letter is headed: “Mount Batten | II.iii.33”. R.A.F. station Mountbatten, a peninsula in Plymouth Sound, Devon, was “one of the most enjoyable of Lawrence's postings.” (Wilson, Lawrence, p.850) Lawrence writes: “Dear H. W. | Your letters made me laugh, and then | think hard. You are really two entirely different people,| and if only they could come together what a book we | should have!” “H. W.” is the English writer Henry William Williamson (1895-1977). Lawrence's comment is fascinating; Williamson was “a skillful and supremely observant writer, but nevertheless a man who was introspective, egocentric, insecure, and intensely lonely” – words which could easily be used to characterize Lawrence himself. (Wilson, T.E. Lawrence Correspondence with Henry Williamson, p.xii) They became friends in 1928 when Lawrence read and was impressed by Williamson's Tarka the Otter. From this beginning grew a significant correspondence that lasted until Lawrence's death. “I didn't answer because you said you were | coming, and now I am sorry you may not. I am | away from Thursday to Monday of next week – this week | it will be before the letter reaches you – but constantly in | the station for the rest.” Two years later, similar correspondence with Williamson would inadvertently precipitate Lawrence's death. Lawrence was returning from sending a telegram in response to a letter from Williamson about a forthcoming visit when he suffered the motorcycle accident that took his life. “My R.A.F. life is very near its end: not to let | it gutter away I am leaving voluntarily next month. | For what? Heaven knows.” Lawrence actually submitted his formal request for discharge just four days later, on 6 March 1933. The request was granted, though Lawrence withdrew his discharge application on 19 April when offered a posting that enabled him to work again on R.A.F. boats. “Graves has been very good. Then family jars and | two women overset him. He will recover, I think.” “Graves” is Robert von Ranke Graves (1895-1985), the English poet and novelist. The reference to Graves indicates Lawrence's own complicated and uncomfortable relationship with sexuality. Lawrence disliked Graves's companion, Laura Riding, owing to his feeling “that both of them had allowed their lives to be dominated by carnality.” (Wilson, Lawrence, p.870) The other of the "two women" is likely Nancy Nicholson, Graves's wife; the three had untenably cohabitated. The valediction “Yours | TES” testifies to Lawrence's close relationship with George Bernard (1856-1950) and Charlotte Payne-Townsend Shaw (1857-1943). The Shaws played an integral role in Lawrence's literary and personal life. As testimony to the complex importance of the Shaws to Lawrence, by early 1923 Lawrence had enlisted in the Army under the name "Thomas Edward Shaw." Lawrence would use, and publish under, his assumed surname until his death. “A cut hand: so I can't write properly.” It is difficult to take the postscript only literally and not regard the metaphor for a man who was as brilliant, gifted, and accomplished as he was damaged, confined by his own demons, and ultimately cut short in both life and letters.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

      House of Books 1933 - Limited Edition of 300 copies printed. This book is bound in the original publisher's red cloth with minor wear to the spine and edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy of this First Edition, First Printing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Give Your Heart to the Hawks

      New York: Random House, 1933 - First Edition. Very good; inscribed by Jeffers with six lines of poetry (noting its appearance in this volume on Òpage 105Ó), ÒInscribed for Brian Curtis at BlancheÕs [presumably Carmel resident, poet, critic, and friend of Georgia OÕKeeffe, Blanche Matthias] request. Sincerely, Robinson Jeffers. Tor House, Carmel - November 4, 1933.Ó [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      [High Wycombe]: [Limited Editions Club], [1933]. Hardcover. A beautiful book, often found quite worn because of the nature of the pigskin binding, this copy is significantly better than average, with only mild darkening to the spine and slight rubbing to the tips but with no chips. About Fine in a Very Good slipcase, complete with some fading. Eric Gill. Octavo (5-1/4" x 8") bound in full blind-stamped pigskin leather and typeset and printed by hand on Barcham Green paper by Hague and Gill. Copy #1301 of 1500 designed and decorated with wood engravings by Eric Gill and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Scarce Monthly Letter laid in.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 34.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 35.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

      High Wycombe: Limited Editions Club, 1933. hardcover. very good(+). Introduction by Gilbert Murray. Engraved title and numerous illustrations by Eric Gill. 149 pages, small 8vo, full brown leather with blind stamped figure stamped on front and rear covers; spine rubbed and dry & slipcase quite worn. High Wycombe: The Limited Editions Club, 1933. Small ownership bookplate otherwise very good (+). Limited Edition, one of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 36.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

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

      (High Wycombe: Hague and Gill for the Limited Editions Club, 1933. Limited edition, no. 910 of 1,500 copies signed by Gill, 8vo, (xvi), 149, (3) pp. Full page fly title engraving, five engravings in the text and one below the colophon. Full pigskin with blind stamped decoration to the covers, some mild rubbing to spine ends otherwise a very good copy in the slipcase, this with some sunning.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
 37.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Gaston and Josephine

      London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1933. First edition. Fine/about Fine. A lovely copy of a scarce children's picture book. Book Fine with only a few slight nicks to the lower edge of the boards. In a bright dust jacket that is about Fine on account of one short closed tear at the top of the front panel, and for being price clipped. Fine in about Fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        XXI Welsh Gypsy Folk Tales, collected by John Sampson

      Newtown: Gregynog Press, 1933. 8 wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. No. 142 of 250 copies. Printed in Bembo type on Portal's handmade paper. Sm. 4to, mustard-yellow Welsh sheepskin with title in a pattern of rules in gilt on the upper cover, spine titled in gilt. A fairly good example of a notoriously weak binding, spotting to the sheepskin, spine a little rubbed, usual offset from turnins. The text was edited by John Sampson's literary executor Dora Yates who kept considerable control over all the stages of production. The mustard-yellow binding was at her behest - she had demanded that it must be bound in a 'gipsy colour, either red or yellow'. W. A. Foyle, Beeleigh Abbey leather booklabel on front pastedown.

 39.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      FOUR VOLUME SET of hardbacks in dustjackets. Pub. by Blackie. Circa 1933. TENNYSON'S GUINEVERE & OTHER POEMS, - TENNYSON'S DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN - C.ROSSETTI'S GOBLIN MARKET & C. ROSSETTI'S SHORTER POEMS. All four have light grey covers with LOVELY Art Nouveau decorations on front covers and endpapers. All have the same small neat name and date on blank endpaper. They are all exceptionally clean and tight SUPERB full-page colour, black and white and small b/w vignettes at front and end of each poem by FLORENCE HARRISON. All have very ATTRACTIVE pictorial cream dust jackets. A little grubby and two have tape inside ends of spine to reinforce and cover a couple of tiny chips, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare to find a full set. VERY GOOD+ / VERY GOOD

      [Bookseller: XanadubooksUK]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        The Old Gang and the New Gang

      London: Desmond Harmsworth,, 1933. Octavo. Original white and black cloth, title to spine black. With the dust jacket. Housed in a grey solander box. Cloth a little toned to spine and board edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and extremities. First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his wife, "To my darling wife geehos, 1933. Wyndham Lewis." Gladys Anne Hoskins (1900-1979) and Lewis were married in 1930, though he concealed this fact from his friends for much of the 1930s. In 1939 Lewis wrote to the wife of his friend John Rothenstein, explaining that: "my wife and I were most orthodoxly spliced a long time ago…I have found myself rather overshadowed by [her]…and she has been forced a little into the fray – we have no children. She is blonde, she tends to put on fat, her mother was German, her father a good British farmer…she has ridden all over the Atlas on a mule and is a great reader of my books; but you can see she is a wife in a thousand." One of 1,000 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 41.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.