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        Autograph letter signed "Po Mascagni" to the famed Italian composer Ottorino Respighi.

      1 page (ca. 106 x 136 mm.). Dated Rome, December 25, 1934. On a notecard with the emblem and name of the Reale Accademia d'Italia embossed in blue to upper left corner. In Italian (with translation). With original autograph envelope, ca. 112 x 143 mm., addressed "a Sua Eccelenza Maestro Ottorino Respighi Teatro Reale dell' Opera - Roma" with the name and emblem of the Accademia embossed to verso. "I am sorry for not having attended the performance of Fiamma. I offer my sincere congratulations on the success that has crowned [your] noble endeavor... " Edges very lightly browned; minor remnants of adhesive to corners of blank verso; envelope slighlty worn. Together with a vintage bust-length photograph of a youngish Mascagni in profile. Ca. 206 x 127 mm. Slightly worn; minor remnants of adhesive to blank verso. La fiamma (1931-3), Respighi's "last and most frequently performed large-scale opera," was first performed at the Opera in Rome on January 23, 1934. John C.G. Waterhouse, et al. in Grove Music Online. Mascagni, distinguished as both a composer and conductor, is perhaps best-known for his opera Cavalleria rusticana, which "was enormously successful from its first performance at the Costanzi in Rome in 1890. From then on Mascagni spent the rest of his long career treating a wide variety of subjects. His next opera, L'amico Fritz (1891), consolidated his success with Roman audiences, and revealed his lyrical vein. This fluent rustic comedy was successful particularly because melodic vitality - the outstanding merit of Cavalleria - was combined with a more elegant harmonic idiom." Michele Girardi in Grove Music Online.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        The Free Fishers, in Chambers's Journal. [7 Parts, first appearance].

      London: W. and R. Cahmbers. 1934. First magazine issue publication of Buchan's The Free Fishers, published in Chambers Journal between January and July 1934. Publisher's decorated orange paper wraps. Bright and clean, minor edgewear, very good indeed with some very minor chipping to spine ends and edges. A very bright clean set. In addition to the Buchan there's the usual smattering of adventure fiction, articles on Oyster Culture in Scotland, how to secure Australia against the Dingo menace and a blizzard of advertisments for pipe tobacco, support garments, catarrh cures and the treatment of mental health issues vying for place with cases of thin wine biscuits and a "useful folding cake stand". Splendid stuff, scarce in periodical form and even scarcer in this splendid condition.

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        Das Dritte Reich. Dokumentarische Darstellung des Aufbaues der Nation, mit Unterstützung des Deutschen Reichsarchivs. Einführungsband und Bände I-VI * insgesamt 8 Bände

      Berlin, Hummelverlag / Verlag und Versand für Deutsche Literatur Hans Eugen Hummel, 1934. Vollständige Ausgaben jeweils im original Verlagseinband (8 Bände, rotes Leinen / Ln / OLn gr.8vo im Format 17 x 25 cm) mit Rückentitel und Kopffarbschnitt, Schrift: Fraktur; mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier (Bilder und Dokumente: Schriftleiter Rolf Heller). Mit folgender Danksagung am Beginn des Werkes: \"Bei denen, die mir bei der Gestaltung dieser dokumentarischen Darstellung durch Zurverfügungstellen von Dokumenten, Berichten, Auskünften und in anderer Weise halfen, sage ich auch an dieser Stelle meinen herzlichsten Dank, insbesondere den Herrn Baasch (Reichsamtsleiter), Brey (SA-Standartenführer, Reichsleitung der NS.-Kriegsopferversorgung), Dr. Conti (Ministerialrat im Reichs- und Preußischen Ministerium des Innern), Geschke, (Geschäftsführer der Fachschaft der Verlagsangestellten der Reichspressekammer), Heller (Schriftleiter), Kramarz (SA-Sturmhauptführer), Dr.Medicus (Ministerialrat im Reichs- und Ppreußischen Ministerium des Innern), Dr. Rogge (Archivrat im Reichsarchiv). Insbesondere sage ich SS-Obersturmführer Heiner Kurzbein (Referent im Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda) meinen herzlichsten Dank für seine hervorragende Mitarbeiter am vorliegenden Band\". Band I: Die Kampfjahre 1918-1933 / Band I: Das erste Jahr 1933 / Band II: Das zweite Jahr 1934 / Band III: Das dritte Jahr 1935 / Band IV: Das vierte Jahr / Band V: Das fünfte Jahr 1937 Band VI: Das sechste Jahr 1938. Alle Bände jeweils mit zahlreichen Bildern und Dokumenten sowie einem Sachregister, als Frontispiz jeweils eine ganzseitige Fotoabbildung von Adolf Hitler, diese in Band VI in Farbe. - Aus dem Inhalt: Versailles und Weimar, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, Polen Aufstand in Oberschlesien, deutsche Erfüllungspolitik, Bürgerkrieg ohne Ende in Deutschland, Vormarsch der NSDAP, Ruhreinbruch und Separatismus, Währungszerfall und Enteignung des deutschen Volkes, die Erhebung vom 9.November 1923, Hitlerprozess und Verbotsjahre, die neuerstandene NSDAP, siegreicher Durchbruch des Nationalsozialismus, Horst Wessel, unaufhaltsamer Siegeszug der Nationalsozialisten, das erste und das Zweite Reich, die Revolte vom 9. November 1918, die Ära der Reaktion, der Mord an dem Sturmführer Majkowski, Widerstände von Marxismus und Zentrum, Beseitigung der roten Bonzen, Beginn des staatlichen Neubaus, Führer und Gefolgschaft, der totale Staat, Führerrede im Sportpalast, Verordnung zum Schutze des deutschen Volkes, Reichstagsbrand, Verordnung zum Schutz von Volk und Staat, partikularistische Quertreibereien, die Vorbereitung des bolschewistischen Bürgerkrieges, kommunistischer Individualterror, Umgestaltung der preußischen Schutzpolizei, kommunistische Aufstandspläne, Verbot der marxistischen Presse, jüdische Hetze gegen Hermann Göring, deutschnationale Kampfstaffeln, die marxistische Lehre weicht dem Nationalsozialismus, Reichspropagandaleiter Dr.Goebbels, das Volk steht zum Führer, Beginn der Gleichschaltung, Abrechnung mit der Sozialdemokratie, nationalsozialistischer Kulturwille, moderne Propaganda in Deutschland, die kulturelle Mission des Nationalsozialismus, das Bekenntnis des Führers zur Kunst, Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur, Überwindung der liberalistischen Epoche, Arbeit und Organisation des Reichsropagandaministeriums, Reichsverband Deutscher Rundfunkteilnehmer, nationalsozialistische Eroberung des Rundfunks, das Ringen um den deutschen Film, das Judentum im deutschen Film, nationalsozialistische Filmgestaltung, Freiheit der Filmproduktion, die Presse des überwundenen Systems, der Führer zu ausländischen Presse, Dr.Goebbels über Pressefreiheit, Vereinigung der preußischen Dichterakademie, Kampf gegen den Kulturbolschewismus, Kampfaktion wider den deutschen Geist, der Tag des Buches, Reichsstelle zur Förderung deutschen Schrifttums, Grenzlandtheater, Briefwechsel Dr.Goebbels mit Furtwängler, Reichskartell der deutschen Musikerschaft, Reichskartell der bildenden Künste, usw. - Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung, 6 Bände im Original-Verlagsschuber Versand D: 5,90 EUR Nationalsozialismus, deutsche Zeitgeschichte, Kampf und Sieg der NSDAP, das deutsche Volksreich unter Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, Werdegang des Dritter Reiches, Aufrichtung der völkischen Ordnung in Deutschland, NS-Geschichtsschreibung

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        Il castello di Udine

      Edizioni di Solaria, 1934. . 16mo. pp. 254. Ottimo (Fine). Prima edizione (First Edition).

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini]
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        Possible Production of Elements of Atomic Number Higher than 92.

      London: Macmillan, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Nature 133, June 16, 1933, pp. 898-899. 4to. ----D.S.B. Fermi 99, Norman 784 - Shortly after Joliot and Joliot-Curie's discovery of artificial radioactivity produced by alpha-particle bombardment of stable nuclei, Fermi and his assistants began a line of similar experiments using neutrons as projectiles, since neutrons. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Salmson S4D.

      (Paris: Société des Moteurs Salmson, 1934). Quarto. (8)ff. Catalogue promoting the Salmson S4D, from French automaker Société des Moteurs Salmson, illustrated throughout with black & white photographs depicting the interior, exterior, motor, and chassis of the vehicle. At the center of the booklet are five loose color posters with illustrations in a bold Art Deco style. The posters proclaim the merits of each body style of the S4D: for example, the "Précision" of the Cabriolet roadster, which is depicted alongside a jet engine, and the "Élégance" of the Demi-Berline sedan. Bound in bright violet printed wrappers bearing the name "Salmson S4D" in tall letters and a depiction of the sleek "Faux-Cabriolet." Advertising postcard and price list bearing dealership stamp laid in. Founded as a manufacturer of heavy-duty components for the military and railway, Salmson did not enter into automobile production until after World War One. Technically innovative, the models promoted in this brochure boasted independent front suspensions and an electro-mechanical gearbox. A few slight spots of rubbing to covers, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Permit Me Voyage (First Edition of Author's First Book, Pulitzer Prize Poet Richard Eberhart's Copy)

      Yale University Press, New Haven 1934 - Green cloth over boards, title, publication year and series # stamped in black onto spine, 8vo (9-1/4 inches tall), pp. 59, (i) Publisher's Note. Volume with toning to text and slight fade to upper edge of cloth. Price-intact DJ has a slightly darkened spine panel, light wear and shallow chips to the top edge. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Richard Eberhart's copy of Agee's first book (with his penciled signature on the ffep and occasional light pencil notation to poems within). Permit Me Voyage is the 33rd volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets and contains an early collection of Agee's poetry. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Preliminary Bonneville Power Navigation Project. Five maps/diagrams.

      War Department Corps of Engineers U.S. Army. 1934. Five blue print maps/diagrams, sheet size 21 x 32 inches, two staples at left edge. A few small corner creases; very good condition. Includes General Site Map, Spillway Dam Plan and Section of Foundation Exploration, Typical Sections Spillway Dam & Abutments, Spillway Dam Cofferdam Layout, and Spillway Dam Crib Sections. Plus smaller diagram stapled to front "Summary Hydragraph Columbia River at Bonneville"

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        Liebmann Breweries Inc. Calendar for 1934. Map of Manhattan, Principal Sections of Bronx - Queens - Brooklyn./ Map of New York and Vicinity.

      Liebmann Breweries, Inc. 1934. Color poster calendar 38 1/2 x 25 inches, metal bands at upper and lower edges. Line of small spots across the calendar portion of the poster (appears to be rust marks from being stored rolled with one of the metal bands touching the paper), a couple of tiny edge tears and spots, light creasing from being rolled. Overall in very good condition. Double sided poster calendar with the message "All Roads lead to Rheingold and Gold Old Scotch Ale." On each of the detailed maps of the region the location of the Breweries is prominently marked in red with a star. The Map of New York & Vicinity stretches from Rumson Neck and Sandy Hook to the south, the area just west of Elizabeth, Newark and Paterson to the west, Nyack and Tarrytown in the north and Hempsted in the east. The verso is a detailed street map of Manhattan and part of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. A striking piece of interest to both New York City map and brewery collectors.

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        DEATH OF A BANKER

      Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, 1934. First Edition. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, 1934 First US edition. In the rare higrade dust jacket. The good Dr. Hailey solves a locked-room type mystery where the Banker meets his end on horseback chasing foxes. International intrigue in the hunt. Hard bound in original blue cloth with black decoration and titling. p. 312. Jacket with original price intact and pristine as the day it was printed. Noted is a neat gift inscription to the book's rear endpaper, else book is clean and unworn.. First Edition. Very Good Plus/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Finefinds Collection Management]
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        Playing the Like

      

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        L'Ancien Bourbonnais. (Histoire, Monuments, Murs, Statistique.) par Achille Allier, continué par M. Adolphe Michel, gravé et lithographié sous la direction d'Emile Chenavard, d'après les dessins et documents de M. Dufour, par une société d'artistes

      New edition of 615 copy, this one numbered on vélin pur fil. One spine partly cracked, otherwise a very good copy. Crépin-Leblond Moulins 1934 XII-XX-466pp. - 621pp - XXIII-464pp. - Atlas : 15pp.-142 planches et 2 cartes. 4 volumes brochés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Point du jour

      Nrf 1934 - - Nrf, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé d'André Breton à son ami Edmond Bomsel : ". L'histoire tombe au dehors comme la neige." Agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 108 numbered copies on laid Lafuma Navarre and reimposed the quarto, deluxe edition. Bound in half red morocco, spine with five nerves set with gold threads and decorated with double gold and decorated coffered, gold tail date gilded nets coaching paper ostrich style boards, guards and contreplats paper ostrich style, covers and backs preserved, gilt, signed binding Semet & Plumelle. Nice copy pleasantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        RAILWAY MAP. No. 2 1934.

      152 x 230 mm. In this design, the problem of confusion between the Central Line, coloured orange, and the Bakerloo Line, coloured red, was resolved by changing the Central Line to red and the Bakerloo Line to brown. Tiny mark on verso; else very good.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Stamboul Train - in the original dust wrapper

      Heinemann, 1934 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1934. A very good book with one nick to the top of the spine - no inscriptions or foxing. In a dust wrapper which is unclipped wrapper and has benefitted from some neat archival repair to the spine and to the spine tips and top of the rear panel. This is the second issue with Quin for Q.C. Savory. Rare in the original dust wrapper.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Ellery Queen Omnibus.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Slightly foxed to edges, a superb copy jacket that has a sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression of this collection of detective stories. First published in the US in 1930. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the front free endpaper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La rose publique

      First edition, one of 1,450 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches paper, the only large paper copies after 50 on pur fil.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Paul Eluard to his friend Léo Malet.Spine slightly and insignificantly sunned. Gallimard Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        I, Claudius - true first printing in the original dust wrapper

      Arthur Barker, 1934 A first edition, first printing published by Arthur Barker in 1934. With Folding genealogical table. Bout in the original cloth, lightly worn and marked. The unclipped dust wrapper is edge-worn with some tears, though very little loss. Repaired tear to front panel. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Very good+ in like unclipped wrapper. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        I, Claudius : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [with] Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina

      New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas [through 1935] MCMXXXIV [1934] First American Editions (no additional printings noted) in First State bindings. Tall, thick 8vo's: 494, with with title page vignette and folding genealogical table of Tree of the Imperial Family and Connexions; 583,[1], with title page vignette and two folding genealogical tables, of the Royal Family of the Herods and of the Tree of the Imperial Family. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spines stamped in gilt, medallions stamped in blind (I, Claudius) and gilt (Claudius the God) on upper covers; pictorial dust jackets, I, Claudius priced $3.00 with "recommended by the Book-of-the-Month Club" decal on upper cover, Claudius the God unpriced and unclipped. (Speculation abounds as to whether this is actually the book-club issue, but aside from the unpriced jacket it is otherwise identical to the first trade edition. What's more, the jacket's back panel contains a list of 40 Smith and Hass titles, all priced, highly unusual for any book-club edition.) An uncommonly bright set, about Fine (evidence of neat, partial book plate removal from upper paste down of Claudius the God), in better than Near Fine jackets without tears or chips but spine panels faded (as inevitably). In 1934, Graves was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both volumes. Higginson A42b and A43b. ¶ Graves's fictional autobiography of the Roman Emperor Claudius, using psychological realism in a story of political intrigue in first century Rome. Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina soon followed, and the publication of these books brought Graves international recognition and some financial stability. "Before Graves, this literary form was seldom other than a romance, contemporary to whatever age in which it was written and covered over with a thin veneer reminiscent of exotic climates and distant times and places. Graves, however, uses the form of the historical novel not to disguise the present but to explore and bring to light the past. . . . It is a measure of Graves's talent and skill that he can make his evocation of the past seem real and vivid, even to those with a solid grounding in the history of the early Roman Empire." (Cyclopedia of Literary Characters) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Old School - in the original dust wrapper

      Cape, 1934 A first edition, first printing published by Cape in 1934. A very good+ book with some light spotting to the preliminary pages and a little spotting to the page edges. In a good+ unclipped wrapper With browning to the spine and a small name to the head of the front panel. Some light chipping to the corners and spine tips with a couple of internal repairs to some closed tears. Exceptionally rare in the original dust wrapper - an early Greene edited book with contributions by Auden, Bates, Bowen and Hartley.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Der Schulungsbrief: Sehr umfangreiches Konvolut fast aller erschienenen Schulungsbriefe der NSDAP mit den fast vollständigen Jahrgängen I - VIII: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941.

      Reichsschulungsamt der NSDAP Berlin 1934 Der Schulungsbrief: Umfangreiches Konvolut fast aller erschienenen Schulungsbriefe der NSDAP mit den fast vollständigen Jahrgängen I - VIII: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941. Jeweils in original illustrierter Oln-Mappe. Vorhanden sind: Jahrgang I: 1934: Heft 1 ( März 1939 ) - Heft 9 ( November 1934 ), Stichwortverzeichnis, es fehlt offenbar das Heft 10 ( Heft 11 + 12 sind in diesem Jahrgang nicht erschienen ) // Jahrgang II: 1935: Heft 1 - 12 ( so vollständig ) ( Stichwortverzeichnis fehlt ) // Jahrgang III: 1936: Heft 1 – 8 ( es fehlt Heft 9 ), 10 – 12. Mit dem Stichwortverzeichnis. // Jahrgang IV: 1937: vollständig mit Heft 1 – 12 und Stichwortverzeichnis // Jahrgang V: 1938: vollständig mit Heft 1 – 12 ( Heft 8+9 = Doppelfolge ), eine Inhaltsübersicht auf dem letzten Blatt der Folge 12 ) // Jahrgang VI: 1939: Heft 1 - 12 ( Heft 9 nach Heft 10 eingebunden, Heft 11+12 = Doppelfolge ) // Jahrgang VII: 1940 vollständig mit Heft 1 – 9 ( Heft 7,8,9 = Dreifachfolge – Heft 10,12 und 12 nicht erschienen ) // Jahrgang VIII: 1941: vollständig mit 12 Heften ( jeweils als Doppelheft erschienen ). Die Jahrgänge 1940 + 1941 zusammen in einem Sammelordner. Die Hefte 1942 + 1943 ( soweit überhaupt erschienen ) liegen hier nicht vor. Mit je Heft ca. 24 – 40 Seiten, teils in einzelner Seitenzählung, teils mit Seitenzählung als gesamter Jahrgang. Mit jeweils einigen, teils auch zahlreichen schwarz-weißen Abbildungen und Illustrationen. Jeweils mit dem Originalumschlag des Hefts eingebunden.4° ( 29 x 22 cm ). Die Einbände teils gering fleckig, teils berieben ( der Jahrgang 1938 stärker fleckig ). Die einzelnen Hefte meist von guter Erhaltung, nur wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, wenige Seiten angeknickt oder eselsohrig. Zusammen 7 Oln-Ordner. - In dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten - ( Bitte beachten: Verkauf nur für wissenschaftliche Zwecke ) ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 9000 Gramm ) ( Bitte für den Auslandsversand ggf. erhöhte Portokosten beachten ) ( Lagerort Richey, DG ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Schulungsbrief, NSDAP, Drittes Reich, Adolf Hitler, Propaganda, Schulung, Google, Zweiter Weltkrieg, Erziehung, Schulungsbriefe, Deutsche Arbeitsfront, DAF

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        Picture Palace

      Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1934 - ~Original orange cloth, slightly marked, title in black to spine. Small amount cattered pencil sidelining, front endpage annotated. Front endpage also has owners' signatures, including political columnist Alan Watkins. Text block slightly shaken, but hinges sound. Spine leans forward slightly. 4 cm tear to cloth along rear hinge. The book was never published due to threat of legal action, but some review copies were sent out. Extremely scarce. Size: 279 pp. No dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: St Philip's Books, P.B.F.A., B.A.]
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        Oeuvres érotiques.

      A Barcelonette, ohne Verlag [d.i. Marcel Lubineau], 1934. - |3 Bände|. 8°. 96 S., 2 Bll.; 94 S., 3 Bll.; 134 S., 3 Bl. und zusammen |24 kolorierte Kaltnadelradierungen| von |Berthommé Saint-André|. Ungebundene Lagen in den Orig.-Umschlägen mit Fronttitel im Orig.-Pappschuber. Eins von 200 numerierten Exemplaren. Seltener und schöner klandestiner Druck des erotischen Gesamtwerks von Apollinaire. Der Künstler bleibt zwar ungenannt, doch es handelt sich um Berthommé Saint-André. Seine Radierungen sind absolut erotisch, phantasievoll und teils sehr drastisch bei hoher künstlerischer Qualität. Band 1 enthält ein kurzes Vorwort, signiert P.P. [d.i. Pascal Pia]. Die Titel im einzelnen: |Poésies| mit 6 Radierungen; |Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan| mit 8 Radierungen; |Les onze mille verges| mit 10 Radierungen. Schuber fleckig. Ansonsten nur ganz vereinzelte kleine, helle Stockflecken. Schönes Exemplar auf unbeschnittenem Bütten. Dutel 2087. Pia 964/965. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 15. Monod 360. Bertolotti, Curiosa S. 196f. Rar. -------------------- [Berthommé Saint-André]. Apollinaire, Guillaume. Oeuvres érotiques. 3 volumes. A Barcelonette, sans éditeur [i.e. Marcel Lubineau], 1934. In-8. 96 pp., 2 ff.; 94 pp., 3 ff.; 134 pp., 3 ff. et ensemble 24 pointes sèches en couleurs de Berthommé Saint-André. En feuilles, couvertures rempliées imprimées en rouge, étui. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés. Clandestine édition de l'oeuvre érotique 'Apollinaire. L'artiste, non mentionnné, est Berthommé Saint-André. Ses eaux-fortes sont d'un érotisme absolu, pleines d'imagination et parfois sans détour, gardent toujours un haut niveau artistique. Vol. I avec une courte préface signée P.P. [de Pascal Pia]. Les titres en détails : Poésies avec 6 illus. ; Les Exploits d'un jeune Don Juan avec 8 illus. ; Les onze mille verges avec 10 illustrations. Étui taché. Sinon qqs. petits rousseurs sans gravité éparses. Bel exemplaire sur vergé d'Arches non rogné. Dutel 2087 ( « jolies pointes sèches » ). Pia 964/965. Drouot, Imp. Biblio. 15. Monod 360. Rar. ----------------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        Le locataire

      First edition, one of 47 numbered copies on pur fil paper, the only large paper copies.Spine slightly warped, tiny traces of marginal tears to covers, with tiny lacks, not serious, rare spots mostly affecting endpapers.A rare large paper copy. Gallimard Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Lost Archive of 66 Glass Photographic Slides recording the Epic Trans-African Journey of Theresa Wallace and Florence Blenkiron from London to Cape Town in 1934.

      The sixty six glass slides of these two pioneering women form a valuable record of an epic journey across Africa on a Panther motorcycle and sidecar. Equipped with a revolver and fifty rounds of ammunition the two travellers headed straight across the Sahara, through Equatorial Africa and South to the Cape, for the most part off road and for the whole journey without even a compass. These images provide an insight into a remarkable adventure by two women who managed to overcome the prejudices and problems of their day as well as the physically demanding task of travelling some 7500 miles by motorcycle.

      [Bookseller: Peter Hill]
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        Mystery Villa.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Contents foxed; an excellent copy in the bright jacket that has a sunned spine, and a few small chips to spine ends and front panel. First edition, first impression. An early and exceedingly scarce mystery by one of the great literary writers in the field of detection. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Shame The Devil ~ SIGNED by the author

      Grayson & Grayson, London 1934 - Special Limited Edition. 8vo. 16 x 22.5cm, 285pp, original dark red cloth with gilt titles to the spine gilt top edge, others uncut, and red endpapers. Publisher's original dust jacket showing price of 25/- to spine and on the front flap. Special Limited Edition number 39 of 105 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. The boards are in at least very good + condition, having a 2mm band of fading across the tip of the spine head (corresponding to loss at that point on the dust jacket) and a hint of fading at the top edges of the boards. There is a little shelf wear along the bottom edges of the boards. All fore edge corners are sharp, square and firm. The binding is tight and square with some dust darkening to the uncut edges of the fore edge of the text block. Internally, there is a little acid migration toning to the top and fore edge of the recto of the limitation page, and less so along the top edge of the verso of the half title page and at the top of the title page. Otherwise the pages are very clean with no marks or tears. The original scarce dust jacket is in very good condition over all. There is a thin 3mm band of loss across the tip of the spine head and the red titles on the spine panel are somewhat faded. There are a few light spots in the top part of the panel. There is a dusty 5mm band across the top of the front panel with two 5mm closed tears within it. There are three 5mm closed tears along the bottom edge. The dusty band continues across the top edge of the rear panel but there is also a light stain mark in it that does slightly continue below it in one place. There is small rubbed loss at the fore edge corners. It is now protected in a fully removable cover (not shown in images). A lovely signed copy in a very good, scarce dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Appointment in Samarra [First State]

      First Edition, as stated New York Harcourt, Brace 1934 First Edition, so stated, with the publisher's errata slip tipped tipped in between the copyright and dedication pages, denoting the first state. 8vo: [6],302pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gold, top edge stained yellow; second-state pictorial dust jacket (with reviews on back panel), correctly priced $2.50. Fine, square and tight (positively unread), pages immaculate; in a Very Good, completely unrestored jacket, marred chiefly by a v-shaped, one-inch loss to head of the spine, affecting the letters 'ntment' and 'rra;' otherwise clean and vibrant. The author's seminal first novel, easily his most desirable and scarcest work. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Modern Library 100, 22. Time 100. Fine "O'Hara did for fictional Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, what Faulkner did for Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi: surveyed its social life and drew its psychic outlines. But he did it in utterly worldly terms, without Faulkner's taste for mythic inference or the basso profundo of his prose. Julian English is a man who squanders what fate gave him. He lives on the right side of the tracks, with a country club membership and a wife who loves him. His decline and fall, over the course of just 72 hours around Christmas, is a matter of too much spending, too much liquor and a couple of reckless gestures. . . . That his calamity is petty and preventable only makes it more powerful." Time 100 Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Le pion sur l'échiquier

      First edition, an advance (service de presse) copy.Autograph inscription from Irène Némirovsky to Pierre Audiat.Spine sunned with some marginal lacks, a tiny lack to foot of upper cover. Albin Michel Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

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        Films parlés

      - Nrf, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo firmato Irene Nemirovsky al signor Parmentier. Indietro insolated e ha due piccole lacrime piede minore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé d'Irène Némirovsky à monsieur Parmentier. Dos insolé et comportant deux petites déchirures sans gravité en pied.

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        Etnografia Angolana (Subsidios).

      Litografia Nacional, Porto, 1934. - EA. Africa Ocidental Portuguesa (Malange e Lunda). 1. Exposicao Colonial Portuguesa - 1934. Mit 49 großformatigen , einzelnen, losen Tafeln auf starkem Karton mit jeweils einer fotogr. Abb. Weiterhin eine farbige Karten-Tafel auf Karton sowie 10 Seiten Text mit einigen Zeichnungen. Alles zusammen in einer Portfolio-Mappe. OPortf.-Mappe mit Deckel-Illustration. Folio-Format 34,5x25cm Umschlag berieben, bestoßen, teils mit kleinen Einrissen. Tafeln und Karte sehr gut. Bibl.-Expl. mit Spuren einer Rücken-Signatur sowie einigen Stempeln. Sehr seltene Fototafel-Mappe in ganz eigener Ästethik, irgendwo zwischen Kunst und Ethnologie/Anthropologie.

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        The Story of Babar the Little Elephant

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1934-1937.. With a preface by A. A. Milne. [together with:] Babar's Travels; [and:] Babar the King; [and:] Babar's Friend Zephir. 4 volumes bound as one, large quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in orange morocco, titles to spine, pictorial multi-coloured onlay to front board copied from the original, dark blue endpapers, original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout. A fine copy. First UK editions of the first four Babar stories. These four books together with Babar's ABC were the only Babar books to be published during Jean de Brunhoff's lifetime.

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        The Death Ship

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Octavo. 372 pages; original black cloth, spine stamped in gold; a very good copy, internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind.

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        From a Walt Disney Silly Symphony: The Wise Little Hen" in Good Housekeeping, June 1934

      International Magazine Company 1934 - Vol. XCVIII, No. 6. 234 pp. Very Good condition. Illustrated covers are bright, spine has a bit of loss along front edge, slight roll; cover has a few faint stains and scuffs. Internally near fine. The official first appearance of the beloved cartoon character Donald Duck was in a comic on pg. 37 of this issue of the popular magazine Good Housekeeping. It was a preview of sorts of the cartoon The Wise Little Hen, well-known as Donald Duck's celluloid debut. Here he's just "Duck" and his sailor duds are unmistakable, although his distinctive voice and combative character would have to wait. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Best Crime Stories.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1934. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to spine; in its original pictorial dust jacket. Book near fine with a very slight lean. Dust jacket bright, slight fading to spine, rubbed along extremities, frayed to corners and spine tips with minute chips. Shows extremely well. "25 first rate tales of crime and detection, chosen from a number of contempory authors: each tale was judged to be the best by the very high standards that apply to modern detective fiction. Some of the best known writers are represented, and there are others who, though not so famous, contribute to the magazines detective stories that rank in the highest class."

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        Doctor Martino and other stories

      First Edition New York Harrison Smith & Robert Haas MCMXXXIV [1934] First Printing (same date on title and copyright pages). 8vo: [8],371,[1]pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt, top edge stained yellow; typographic dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. and priced $2.50. About Fine (barring collector's bookplate to front paste down and offsetting to pp 90-91 from publisher's postcard laid in), with bright gilt and crisp, clean pages; in much better than Near Fine jacket, spine panel tanned (as typical) and barely rubbed but lettering and design still vibrant. Petersen A16.1.b. Fine-Faulkner's second collection of short stories in uncommonly collectible condition. The title story, about the power of platonic love, first appeared in the November 1931 issue of Harper's. In fact, only two stories, "Black Magic" and "The Leg," are new. "Smoke" marks Faulkner's first foray into the detective story, in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Conan Doyle, and a number of the stories, including "Beyond" and "The Leg" (about a haunting by an amputated limb) have supernatural elements. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.g

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        I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans born B.C. 10 murdered and deified A.D. 54.

      London: Arthur Barker, 1934. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.494. With a folding family tree of the Julio-Claudian dynasty to rear. In publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to spine. With original pictorial dust jacket designed by John Aldridge. Bottom edge untrimmed.Jacket spine lightly sunned, with some light wear and very minor chipping to the top edge. Crisp and clean internally; likely unread. A fine copy of the book in a very good jacket. Arguably the defining piece of Roman historical fiction from the twentieth century, Graves' classic fanciful autobiography of Rome's fourth Emperor builds a tangled web of family feuds and internecine murder from hints provided by Tacitus and Suetonius. The story was dramatised by the BBC in 1976, staring Derek Jacobi, and has since gone on to inspire the tone of the acclaimed series 'Rome' (2005-07). Graves was a gifted classicist at Charterhouse and later Oxford, but decided to pursue literature and poetry after he completed his degree. As well as contributing a translation of Apuleius' 'The Golden Ass' to the Penguin Classics collection, he also published a controversial encyclopaedia of Greek Myths containing some of his own original theories, generally rejected by the academic community.

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        Point du jour

      First edition, of which there were no large paper copies, a service de presse (advance) copy. With an exceptional inscription from André Breton to André Malraux: "à André Malraux avec confiance et espoir. André Breton [For André Malraux with confidence and hope. André Breton]".A surprising meeting of two writers who were "by nature fundamentally dissimilar." Nonetheless, Malraux's and Breton's destinies crossed at least twice. The first time was in 1924 when Malraux, then a young and practically unknown author, was arrested over the Angkor affair. Breton received Clara Malraux at his home and offered her his help in getting Malraux out, making his case in "Nouvelles littéraires": "We learned from the paper that the young author of Lunes en Papier [Paper Moons]has pleaded "guilty" of the appropriation of two or three stone dancers in a practically unknown temple on the outskirts of Angkor. But who really concerns themselves with the conservation, in their country of origin, of these works of antiquity? I don't want to know, but I can well imagine without exaggeration thatAndré Malrauxwill find himselfprevented from creating a more valuable work than the one he endangered."It was in 1934 that the two men met following the riots on the 6th February. André Malraux signed the "Call to Arms" and "Inquiry into Unity of Action" put forth by Breton against the "very real Fascist menace which showed itself in France on the 6th February." His taking this stand led to the creation of a "Committee of Vigilance of Anti-Fascist Intellectuals," to which both writers belonged. From this shared engagement was born a discreet but lasting friendship. Breton, thus, quoted Malraux's speech to the Congress of Soviet Writers more than once. After the war, he paid homage to Malraux twice, calling him "one of the best qualified spirits of the age."A handsome inscription that makes reference to their shared struggle and a Surrealist premonition of the title of Malraux's forthcoming great anti-Fascist novel. Gallimard Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

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        Ulysses

      First Printing New York Random House 1934 First (authorized) American Edition. 8vo: xviii,774pp. Publisher's cream-colored cloth stamped in red and black, beveled edges, chocolate-colored top edge; first state cream-colored dust jacket, designed by Ernst Reichl (whose name along the leading edge of the front panel is now presumed to designate the first state), printed in red and black, priced $3.50. Chocolate-colored cloth-covered clamshell box with red leather spine labels gilt. A superb?Fine?copy, bright, tight and probably unread; in a just about Fine jacket, very lightly rubbed to toe of spine panel, slightly darkened at head. Slocum & Cahoon A21. Connolly, Modern Movement 42. Fine Set from the text of a copy of the unauthorized first American edition (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927), incorporating most of its typographical errors and adding several new ones. "Ulysses is not a great novel in the sense of A la recherché du temps perdu. The characters do not develop. It has no consistent tragic grandeur and bogs down in several stylistic exercises which have nothing to do with the novel proper; yet the early Deadelus section, the middle parts of Bloom and the Nightown orgy and Molly's final reverie stand out like Gaudi's unfinished cathedral. The whole plan fails through Joyce's intellectual preference for language rather than people?yet somehow it does achieve greatness like a ruined temple soaring from a jungle . . ." (Connolly) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Gleichnisse der Landschaft. Gedichte.

      Storojineti, im Selbstverlage des Verfassers 1934. gr.-8°, 93 (3) S. Orig.-Karton. Erste Ausgabe der ersten Veröffentlichung.- Eines von 300 (gesamt 500) nummerierten und für den Buchhandel bestimmten Exemplaren.- Sehr seltener erster Gedichtband des Czernowitzer Dichters, dessen große Leistung für die Förderung der deutschsprachigen Literatur der Bukowina und besonders ihrer bedeutendsten Vertreter Rose Ausländer und Paul Celan kaum hoch genug anzusetzen ist.- Eine Ecke etwas gestaucht, Einband leicht geblichen. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Bukowina; Literatur; Lyrik

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        PAPER,

      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1934. 10 x 14. xvi, 157 pages plus 54 plates and 2 pages of watermarks. Quarter blue morocco spine & corners, tan cloth sides, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt. Spine sunned to green, leather scuffed at joints and extremities. Book plate on paste down. A few protruding deckles are dusty; otherwise the contents are fine. Number 88 of 250 copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press on paper handmade made at Laverstoke Mills. Plates are collotypes, microphotographs of fibres, and photos of papermakers at work; these are printed on handmade J. Barcham Green paper. There are also numerous text illustrations. The early watermarks were reproduced in the paper by a mold especially made by J. B. Green. Chapters are devoted to hand papermaking in China, Japan, Kashmir, India, among Eastern Arabs, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, England, and America. Scarce.

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        Les cloches de Bâle

      Denoël & Steele. First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on pur fil paper, this one specially printed for the co-publisher of the work, Bernard Steele, the tirage de tête after 5 on China paper.Slightly sunned at foot of spine, otherwise a very good and rare copy. % Denoël & Steele Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

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        Lysistrata, by Aristophanes. A New Version by Gilbert Seldes.

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Quarto. 117pp. One of 1,500 copies on French Rives and signed by Picasso. Illustrated with six original etchings in black, one of which is signed in the plate and dated in reverse, and thirty lithographs printed in sanguine after drawings. This is the only American publication with original Picasso etchings, which are "among his most important in the Classical style," according to The Artist and the Book. However experimental and avant-garde he may have been throughout his life, the Lysistrata marks a clear retrogression to the artist's earlier classicist mode, an appropriate follow-up to his acclaimed Les Métamorphoses and fitting for the classical nature of this book. The Limited Editions Club printed the volume at their own printing shop in Westport, Connecticut. The book was designed by the Club's publisher, George Macy, who had eagerly anticipated the book's production and praised Picasso's hand as "sure and confident," noting that the beauty of the etchings lay in their simplicity. A fine, bright copy in boards covered with patterned paper in three colors from drawings by Picasso. Wrapped in the original glassine, which is still crisp overall, save for slight edgewear. Housed in a chemise of blue boards and patterned paper, which is sunned to the spine, and the original slipcase, which shows some wear to the corners and has a slight split starting to one corner. (The Artist and The Book 226; Cramer 24; LEC 57).

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        D'Aci i d'Allà [1934 Christmas Issue], Containing Figures davant el mar

      1st Edition Llibreria, Catalonia: np, 1934. FIRST EDITION, with the EXTREMELY RARE AND SOUGHT-AFTER POCHOIR BY MIRÓ (From Here and There: Figures by the Sea); one of only five pochoirs created in his career. "After their first encounter, Miró and [the architect] Sert continued to meet often through the group of painters, sculptors, and art critics of the cultural group known as ADLAN (1932-1936)." Through the joint efforts of ADLAN and GATCPAC, a group of architects active from 1930 to 1936, came "the most representative publication of that period: a special issue of the magazine D'Aci i d'Allà focusing on twentieth-century art--the 1934 Christmas issue--directly supervised by Joan Prats and Josep Lluís Sert and with the participation of Joan Miró, in the first instance of a collaboration between the artist and the architect ... The result of this joint effort was far more than a mere revision of contemporary visual arts; it became a guidebook to the new trends and to the avant-garde aesthetic, providing information both about the art world and about the latest advances in the fields of housing and construction. Joan Miró was the main protagonist of the issue of D'Aci i d'Allà directed by Sert, once again being praised as a contemporary primitive. In designing the cover and the famous pochoir specifically created for this issue, Miró managed to convey the greatest expressive force with minimal resources, using only red, yellow, and black against the white paper background" (Vecchierini, 46-48).The most sought-after issue of this Spanish magazine, which contains an hors texte colour pochoir plate by Joan Miró (Figures davant el mar), printed in yellow, red, and black. There are also texts by C. Soldevila, L. Fernández, C. Zervos, J. L. Sert, J.V. Foix, C. Sindreu, M.A. Cassanyes, A. Jakovsky, and S. Gasch. Cramer 11.Barcelona: Llibreria Catalonia, 1934. Size: 330 x 280 mm (approx. 13 x 11 inches). Spiral bound in original illustrated wrappers. With original subscription form laid in. Very light wear to wrappers. Pochoir pristine. A remarkably well-preserved copy of a notoriously rare and fragile work. Very Good.

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