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        HAND PRESS An Essay Written and Printed by Hand for the Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago, by. H.D.C. Pepler, Printer, Founder of St. Dominic's Press

      Ditchling Common, Sussex: St. Dominic's Press, 1934. LIMITED FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND HAND NUMBERED BY PEPLER, number 80 of only 250 copies hand-printed. Laid into this copy is also a schedule of Hilary Pepler's lecture schedule and a notice of the press. A copy with pleasing provenance. Illustrated with six facsimile pages and labels from earlier St. Dominic's Press books, and with woodblock engravings and drawings. 8vo, in the printer's binding of dark blue coarse-wove cloth covered boards with white band across both covers and spine lettered in black on the upper cover and spine. (iv), 79, (1) pp. A fine copy, internally essentially flawless and pristine, the cloth with no wear and only slight mellowing to the spine, the white band nicely aged to ivory. FIRST EDITION WITH ADDED MATERIALS LAID IN AND WITH FINE PROVENANCE. VERY SCARCE, ONE OF ONLY 250 COPIES PRINTED BY HAND, NO TRADE ISSUE WAS DONE. The work is an address given to the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago by Pepler, arranged by R. Hunter Middleton. The work was printed on a Stanhope hand press by Mark and H.D.C. Pepler on paper by Joseph Batchelor. Pepler was an associate of both Eric Gill and G. K. Chesterton. He founded, circa 1915, the St. Dominic's Press. It published, among other books, important editions for the Ulysses Bookshop in High Holborn, London, owned by Jacob Schwartz, to 1937. These included works of James Joyce and also George Bernard Shaw, John Drinkwater, Augustus John, Chesterton and John Collier. Laid into this copy is a schedule of Pepler's lectures for 1933 and a press notice for THE HAND PRESS. There is a small neat bookplate on the front endpaper of Albert Sperisen (1908-1999), longtime librarian of the Book Club of California (whose library is now called the Albert Sperisen Library) and a much sought-after consultant in the fields of graphic design, fine printing, and typography. There is a neat pencil notation that this book was from the library of noted San Francisco collector Ted Lienthal and was purchased from David Magee, who in the annals of antiquarian bookselling looms large indeed. During his half-century as an antiquarian bookseller in San Francisco, he produced catalogues that are still used as references (and as models) by book dealers, collectors, and librarians.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        LA FEMME ET LE PANTIN - ARCHIPEL - PSYCHE - SANGUINES

      - 1934 Fasquelle, Paris 4 vol. Col. Romans & Nouvelles de Pierre Louys. Ex. 105/160. Il de Mariette Lydis. Il. en b/n. 166; 248; 190; 218 p. 23x17 cm. Enq. rustique. En estoig Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (llibre de bibliofil)

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        AH34 - Visages

      S.V.U. Manes, Prague 1934 - a limited edition set of 36 caricatures of political and cultural figures including amongst others, Adolf Hitler, Jean Cocteau, James Joyce and Boris Pasternack. Signed and inscribed by Hoffmeister to the cartoonist David Low: "For David Low / From his pupil / A Hoffmeister/ Praha 1947" A scarce item, with its original slip case and very delicate paper wrappers. Adolf Hoffmeister (1902-1973) was a writer and artist. He edited one of the main Czech daily newspapers, Lidové noviny (1928-30) and the main literary paper, Literární noviny (1930-32), and set up an anti-fascist magazine, Simplicus, in the 1930s after the German satiric magazine Simplicissimus was banned by the Nazis. During the war he was imprisoned by the Germans but managed to escape and make his way to the United States. After the war he became the Czech ambassador to France but as the regime grew more stalinist, he left the diplomatic service and became Professor at the Prague Academy of Decorative Arts, where he headed a special department for children's book illustrations and cartoons. After the collapse of the "Prague Spring" of the sixties he left his country for the second time and became Professor in Vincennes (France). In 1970 he returned to Prague and was declared a non-person.

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        Challenge to Liberty

      1934. First Edition . Signed. HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty. New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1650.First edition, inscribed by President Hoover, ""To Mrs. Arthur W. Page, With the Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover,"" in scarce original dust jacket.Following Franklin Roosevelt's victory in the presidential election of 1932, Herbert Hoover retired to write this challenge to the New Deal, in which he ""maintained that the New Dealers had abandoned 'the heritage of liberty' in leading the country on a futile quest for 'security.' Condemning the growth of regimentation, bureaucracy and centralizationÂ… Hoover raised an important issue when he claimed that big government would attempt to protect itself from criticism by blocking the free flow of information and therefore represented an insidious threat to freedom of speech and the press"" (Polenberg, 114-5). First issue with Scribner's ""A"" on copyright page; published in blue cloth (this copy) and in red cloth, no priority established. The husband of the recipient, Arthur W. Page, was Vice President of public relations for AT&T from 1927 to 1946, and is described on the website of the Society named after him as ""the dean of public relations and communications.""Book near-fine, dust jacket gently toned, with only shallow wear to spine ends and corners, near-fine.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Heinemann, 1934 A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1934. A very good+ book with some light foxing to the the prelims with some also to the latter pages. Bound in the original black cloth with the publisher's device blind-stamped to the lower board. Edges are a little toned with a few spots to the fore-edge. In a good unclipped wrapper showing the correct price of 7'6 to the front flap (later issues had 3'6). Designed by Youngman Carter, the dust wrapper depicts a map of London. Some internal professional reinforcement to the hinges. Some light loss to the spine tips and corners. Some light creasing. The first issue dust wrapper, distinguished by the higher price of 7'6 (reduced to 3'6 subsequently) is most uncommon indeed.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Marry Poppins

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1934 - "Mary Poppins", by P.L. Travers. Reynal & Hitchcock, NY. 1934, First US edition, first printing. The True first American edition. Book is in good condition and clean internally. It comes with the rare original price unclipped dust jacket, priced $1.50 on inner flap, with minor wear to extremities and a knick at the front of the dust jacket. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neverland Books]
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        Secrets of the Deep or The Perfect Yachtsman

      Essomarine Oils/ Penola Inc. 1934 - First edition, first printing dated 1934 on inside of rear cover (Younger & Hirsch). Very Good. Light edge wear, toning and light foxing to wraps, with a small erased price to the top corner of the front cover. Contents lightly toned. A very nice copy of Seuss' scarce promotional work done for Essomarine Oils. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Great Gatsby.

      New York: The Modern Library, 1934. First Modern Library edition, with the first appearance of Fitzgerald's new introduction. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "For Lillian Abercrombie at the beginning of a tour of work F. Scott Fitzgerald." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities and some small chips. Housed in a full custom morocco box. The first Modern Library edition of The Great Gatsby was a resounding commercial failure, and many copies were remaindered with the caption "discontinued title" printed on the jacket's front panel. The present copy represents one of the earlier, non-remaindered copies, and like all of the first Modern Library editions of The Great Gatsby, features Fitzgerald's new introduction, with his own, now-famous take on his masterwork: "I think it is an honest book, that is to say, that one used none of one's virtuosity to get an effect, and, to boast again, one soft-pedalled the emotional side to avoid the tears leaking from the socket of the left eye, or the large false face peering around the corner of a character's head. If there is a clear conscience, a book can survive -- at least in one's feelings about it. On the contrary, if one has a guilty conscience, one reads what one wants to hear out of reviews. In addition, if one is young and willing to learn, almost all reviews have a value, even the ones that seem unfair. In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it" (Modern Movement 48).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books ]
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        Just four months before he first met Adolf Hitler, Major Erwin Rommel signs a booklet put together by his students as his three week course in Senne, Germany, came to an end

      Sennelager, Germany, May 9, 1934. 8.5" x 11.75". "Booklet Signed ""Rommel"" in dark pencil on last page, 12p, 8.5"" x 11.75"", pale green pictorial cover. Mimeographed text and drawings in purple. In German. Also signed on page 24 by 39 others. Three staples at spine. Fine condition.Titled on cover ""The Magnifying Glass"" / ""Critical Observations / of the Rommel Course / 21 April to 9 May 1934 / in the Sennelager."" Poetry throughout. On the first page is a 24 line rhyming poem in German translating into: ""The course leader Major Rommel / He was once the drum, / short for a course and square / He was speechless with routine."" In German ""drum"" is "" Werbetrommel"" which rhymes with Rommel! A caricature of Rommel in profile is on this page. An inner page with a 10 line poem is titled ""Psycho Analyse."" On the last page, upon which 40 have signed (most probably by students and instructors), is a 12 line rhyming poem which includes the word ""Führer.""Erwin Rommel was an instructor at the Dresden Infantry School from 1929-1933 before he taught this course at Senne from April-May 1934. He met Hitler for the first time on September 30, 1934. In October 1934, Rommel was posted to the Infantry School in Potsdam as an instructor."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Lovely Christmas card signed by both - 'Elizabeth' & 'Bertie' also signed and dated in pencil by the photographer, Marcus ADAMS, with a dated inscription by George opposite (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)

      1934 - the original photo shows the couple with the two Princesses - Margaret standing on Elizabeth's knee and the Princess Elizabeth standing next to her father, the message reads "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year 1935", 9½" x 7½" in folded card with crest on the front, no place, December From a Royal Collection

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Cornwall Illustrated

      The Architectural press, London, UK 1934 - Rare traditional Shell guide, illustrated with b/w photographs and a coloured map of the area. Wire ring-bound booklet with card covers. Clean, firmly bound and readable throughout. These guides were first published in the 30's, edited by John Betjeman and sponsored by Shell. After the war, when there was a gap in publication, they were restarted in 1951. The last of the series was 1984. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oxfam Bookshop Thame - F3715]
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        The Great Gatsby.

      The Modern Library, New York 1934 - First Modern Library edition, with the first appearance of Fitzgerald's new introduction. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, "For Lillian Abercrombie at the beginning of a tour of work F. Scott Fitzgerald." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities and some small chips. Housed in a full custom morocco box. The first Modern Library edition of The Great Gatsby was a resounding commercial failure, and many copies were remaindered with the caption "discontinued title" printed on the jacket's front panel. The present copy represents one of the earlier, non-remaindered copies, and like all of the first Modern Library editions of The Great Gatsby, features Fitzgerald's new introduction, with his own, now-famous take on his masterwork: "I think it is an honest book, that is to say, that one used none of one's virtuosity to get an effect, and, to boast again, one soft-pedalled the emotional side to avoid the tears leaking from the socket of the left eye, or the large false face peering around the corner of a character's head. If there is a clear conscience, a book can survive -- at least in one's feelings about it. On the contrary, if one has a guilty conscience, one reads what one wants to hear out of reviews. In addition, if one is young and willing to learn, almost all reviews have a value, even the ones that seem unfair." In 1922, Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Cyril Connolly called The Great Gatsby one of the half dozen best American novels: "Gatsby remains a prose poem of delight and sadness which has by now introduced two generations to the romance of America, as Huckleberry Finn and Leaves of Grass introduced those before it" (Modern Movement 48). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Slavia Starostlivym Matkam

      Banka Slavia 1934 - [32 p.] String-bound gray wraps lettered in crimson, full-color illustrations with die-cut second title page revealing a Mucha illustration of a breastfeeding mother. In Czech. Very Good condition. Light staining and wear to front wraps, lightly creased bottom corner. Stamp on verso of front cover. A pamphlet for new mothers issued by a Czech bank, Slavia, with beautiful Mucha artwork. OCLC locates a single copy in the US. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Vigils

      1934. First Edition . Signed. SASSOON, Siegfried. Vigils. [Bristol: Privately printed for Douglas Cleverdon], 1934. Small quarto, original half rust cloth, uncut. $6000.Signed limited first edition, number 143 of only 303 copies signed and numbered by Sassoon on the colophon, this copy one of 66 reserved presentation copies and additionally inscribed by Sassoon with his characteristic interlocked double-S initials to Lady Ottoline Morrell, influential member of the famed Bloomsbury group: ""O.M. from SS.""Recipient Lady Ottoline Morrell, described as a ""literary hostess"" (ODNB), was friend, muse, and patron to numerous writers and artists, among them Henry James, Bertrand Russell, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence, and of course Siegfried Sassoon, who lived at the Morrell's Garsington Manor while recuperating from an injury. These 22 poems ""were engraved on copper by Charles Sigrist, and printed May, 1934. The frontispiece was designed and engraved by Stephen Gooden."" After production of this limited edition, the plates were destroyed. Best-known for his World War I-era poetry, Sassoon was a solitary individual who surprised his friends by marrying Hester Gatty in December 1933, shortly before this volume was published. Rupert Hart-Davis records that Sassoon ""longed for praise and recognition, but he was so instinctively reclusive, so unsure of his gifts and afraid of making a fool of himself, that he preferred his poems to appear first in small and expensive limited editions"" (Sassoon, Diaries 1915-1918, 10). Keynes A39. Marginal pencil emendation to one poem.Near-fine condition. An excellent association copy of this scarce Sassoon limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Appointment in Samarra

      1934. First Edition . O'HARA, John. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5200.First edition of OÂ’HaraÂ’s rare first novel, scarce advance review copy in original pictorial wrappers in the design of the eventual dust jacket.OÂ’HaraÂ’s “highly acclaimed first novel explored the disintegration and death of an upper-class inhabitant of a small city” (Kuiper, 830); “an ironic, toughly realistic treatment of the fast country-club set” (Hart, 553). Published August 16, 1934, the work was an immediate and lasting success. A novel tracing the self-destruction of a socially prominent businessman in the fictional town of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, it established OÂ’HaraÂ’s reputation as a writer with a precise eye for telling, realistic detail, and a wonderful ear for dialogue. Both Fitzgerald and Hemingway praised the novel when is came out, with the latter writing in the December 1934 Esquire: “If you want to read a book by a man who knows exactly what he is writing about and has written it marvelously well, read Appointment in Samarra.” With “To be published Aug. 16, Price probably 2.50” ink stamped and completed in manuscript on a front flyleaf, and with “Presentation Edition, Not To Be Sold” on a leaf preceding the half title. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Text clean, spine slightly darkened. A near-fine and scarce advance review copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Le pion sur l'échiquier

      Albin Michel 1934 - - Albin Michel, Paris 1934, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi chagrin havane, dos à cinq nerfs orné de pointillés dorés, plats de papier à motifs décoratifs, couvertures et dos conservés. Envoi autographe signé d'Irène Némirovsky au docteur Périneau sur la page de faux-titre marginalement ombrée. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Binding half Havana shagreen, back with five nerves decorated with gilded dotted paper boards to decorative motifs, wrappers and back preserved and bound in. Signed autograph Irene Nemirovsky Dr. Périneau on the half-title page marginally shaded. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies

      1934. First Edition . JOYCE, James. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. A Fragment from Work in Progress. The Hague and London: The Servire Press and Faber and Faber, 1934. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, uncut, original glassine, original silver cardboard slipcase with pink label. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $2200.First edition of this amusing and affecting portion of Finnegans Wake, number 194 of only 1000 copies printed on Old Antique Dutch paper.""Slapstick raised to the status of art"" (G.W. Stonier). A fragment of the work that would become Finnegans Wake, The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies was ""revised [from] the version originally published in transition [in 1933, which] has only recently been completed by the author."" ""Joyce alternately described the episode as dealing with 'twilight games' and 'the children's games.' For most readers, however, this is not adequate to describe the chapter's depiction of the continuing human effort to exchange doubt for certainty"" (Fargnoli & Gillespie, 149). With an initial letter and tail-piece in seven colors and a cover in three colors, all specially designed by Lucia Joyce, the author's daughter. The thousand copies of the trade edition were issued under four imprints with various slipcases; this copy does have the slipcase of the Faber and Faber issue. There were also 29 copies of this edition signed by Lucia and James Joyce. Slocum and Cahoon 43. Scarce and fragile glassine, almost never present, with a few closed tears. Book and scarce slipcase fine. A desirable copy.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Creep, Shadow!

      New York: The Crime Club, Inc.. New York, The Crime Club, Inc., 1934. First Edition. First Impression. A very presentable copy overall, with the stunning jacket. Reinforced with paper tape to the inside of the jacket, still some evidence of damage to the spine tip, and still a chip presents. Some creasing and associated edge wear. Folds rubbed. Not price-clipped, slight offsetting from the flaps to the endpapers. Logo on the spine faded to white (perhaps never overlaid), jacket with vertical crease to spine, suggesting it had been stored at some point. A presentable copy. [5716, Hyraxia Books]. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1934.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        It's a Battlefield. Inscribed by the Author.

      London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1934 1st edition - Hardback, 7.5 x 5 inches. Bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed Heinemann logo to rear corner. Light brown endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges, corners and boards. Spine a bit faded. Small mark to rear. Small paste-in to front endpaper inscribed by author ?Greetings to the nephew of Dorothy Day. G.G.? Some foxing to last few pages and endpapers (p.264 onward.) Some darkening to top edges and a couple of spots to side else a very clean & tight copy. - An early, edgy thriller from Greene which portrays the murkier areas of London where Drover, a communist bus-driver, has been sentenced to death for killing a policeman in a political riot because he thought the policeman was going to strike his wife. A bitter irony hovers over the ensuing battles to save him. 275 pp.

      [Bookseller: PROCTOR / THE ANTIQUE MAP & BOOKSHOP]
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        Autograph of Arthur Henderson, President Disarmament Conference, 31st May 1934, and, and others, with two A.N.s. to Alfred Eisenstaedt, Stockholm, 16 May 1934

      [Geneva], 1934. Old stab holes. Fine. Arthur Henderson, former British Foreign Secretary, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1934 for his work on the Disarmament Conference. The talks collapsed, however, not long after Eisenstaedt visited Geneva Above Henderson's signature are two Swedish signatures: Albert Engstrom Stockholm, 17.5.34 [Swedish artist] ? Lindberg? Upsala den 18 mai 1934 and a German member of the Conference: Freiherr von L-- Genf d. 31.5.34 on the verso, two notes: "Lieber Herr Eisenstaedt Ich bewundere Ihre ehrnste Arbeit Carl Miller Stockholm May 16, 1934 and: KELEN, Emery. Caricature of a running photographer by the Hungarian born artist Kelen (1896-1978). "dem pasenden Photographer aus Genf, Lausanne, Haag, Paris, der auch in Stockholm aufhauchte 16.V.1934 E. Kelen".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Appointment in Samarra

      1934. First Edition . OÂ’HARA, John. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1934). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5500.First edition of OÂ’HaraÂ’s first novel.John OÂ’HaraÂ’s acclaimed first novel was “an instant success when it was published in 1934Â… tightly constructed and fast-paced, it detailed the three-day slide to self-destruction of a young man named Julian EnglishÂ… A meticulous craftsman,” OÂ’Hara was hailed as “‘one of the most underrated authors in America” by Bennett Cerf, who said that “OÂ’Hara belongs right up there with William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway” (New York Times). With publisherÂ’s errata slip tipped in after title page, as called for. Bruccoli Clark I:285. Owner inscription.Book fine; some chipping, soiling to scarce, very good dust jacket.

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        LE VIEUX PORT dédicacé par Louis Brauquier

      LES CAHIERS DU SUD 1934 - Conservateur de la demeure provençale du plus grand poète peintre maritime marseillais, je ne propose sur ce site que des ouvrages de collection ayant appartenu au poète grand prix de l'Académie française de poésie ou ayant un lien direct avec son œuvre.Ouvrage unique de collection dédicacé par le poète Louis Brauquier qui fit publié à titre posthume cet ouvrage. Cet exemplaire très rare est le B / 10 sur Hollande marqué de A à J. Couverture cuir. Très bon état. (vendu de manière exceptionnelle par le conservateur de la demeure familiale du poète Louis Brauquier) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Beautiful Group Portrait Photograph by Marcus Adams, Signed on the mount (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), ELIZABETH (1900-2002, his Queen), their daughters ELIZABETH II (b. 1926, Queen) & MARGARET (Rose, 1930-2002, Princess, Countess of Snowdon)

      1934 - 'Elizabeth' 'Albert', showing them three quarter length, full face, the then Duke and Duchess of York seated with Princess Margaret standing on the bench between them, her hand in her mother's, the present Queen standing on the right next to her father, an oval image in a rectangular print 4" x 4½", on card 6¾" x 6¾" signed in pencil by the photographer, no place, no date, circa traces of former laying down on verso [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Au pied de la montagne Sainte-Odile (Obernai - B

      1934. Paris, H. Floury, Éditeur, 1934; in-folio, 4-130 pp. + frontispice et 9 pl. hors-texte, broché, couverture illustrée à rabats. Exemplaire numéroté 75/1200, tiré sur papier vélin d'Arches (tirage limité à 1260 exemplaires). Très nombreuses illustrations en N&B et en couleurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alphabets]
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        The Death Ship

      New York: Knopf, 1934. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First US edition of the author's first book to be published in the United States. A near fine copy in near fine dustwrapper with mild fading to spine and some professional restoration. Much nicer than usually found.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Photographische Inventarliste der Zarenresidenz Gattchina bei St. Petersburg, 45 Original-Photographien mit meist in Russisch verfassten Beschreibungen auf den Rückseiten.

      Ca. 1918-1934. - 45 Original-Photographien in Klarsichtfolien neuen Ordner eingehängt. 31 Aufnahmen von Säälen, Interieurs, Esszimmern, Gemäldegalerien, Treppenaufgängen in verschiedenen Formaten (ca. 11x15 bis 24x18 cm) etc. Beispielsweise: der Thronsaal von Kaiserin Maria Feodorowna; das Gästezimmer der Kaiserin Maria Feodorowna; das ovale Zimmer der Kaiserin; die Griechische Galerie; das Wohnzimmer von Kaiser Alexander I.; Eingangshalle; der Thronsaal der Kaiserin; Haupteingang und Hauptgebäude unterer Flur; Hauptgebäude, Bel Etage, Thronsaal des Kaisers Paulus I.; der Weiße Saal, Hauptgebäude, Bel Etage; das Marmor-Eßzimmer, Hauptgebäude, Bel Etage; das Schlafzimmer der Kaiserin; die Minister (Bären)-Treppe; die Arsenal Karre, Bel Etage, Minister-Flur; das Marmor-Eßzimmer, Hauptgebäude, Bel Etage (eine Arbeit von Tschistjakov). Außerdem 14 Aufnahmen von Antiquitäten (Format der Photographien ca. 12x17 bis 23x17 cm): Silberarbeiten (Anfang 19. Jahrhundert); 2 Vasen im Empirestil (ev. Aus dem Zimmer Alexanders III.); Porzellanvase auf 3 Beinen, weiß mit Gold (Kaiserlich Russische Porzellanmanufaktur; Porzellangeschirr der Kaiserin Maria Feodorowna (Kaiserlich Russische Porzellanmanufaktur); Porzellangeschirr, Epoche Katharina II, weiß mit Rosen (Kaiserlich Russische Porzellanmanufaktur), 4 Einzelteile und weitere schön zusammengestellte Porzellan-Vasen, - Teller- und Schüsseln. Fast alle Photographien verso mit kyrillischen Stempeln des Gattchina Palast-Museums (das nach der Abdankung Nikolaus II. gegründet wurde) versehen, außerdem 3 Photos verso mit einem Stempel aus dem Jahr 1934 (ev. Eine sowjetischen Kunsteinrichtung in Leningrad). Einige Photos mit deutschsprachigen, meist kyrillischen Beschriftungen von verschiedenen Verfassern. Eine außergewöhnliche und umfassende Dokumentation des Schlosses Gatchina, in dem Nikolaus II. seine Jugend verbrachte und nach seiner Abdankung 1917 unter Hausarrest gestellt wurde. Gattchina wurde kurz nach Beginn des Deutsch-Sowjetischen Krieges 1941 von den Deutschen besetzt. Bei der Plünderung soll ein geheimes Zimmer gefunden wurde, das mit erotischen Möbeln und Kunstwerken ausgestattet war, die man der Zeit Katharina der Großen zuschrieb. Zweifelsfrei nachzuweisen war dies nicht, da im Zug der Rückeroberung des Schlosses durch die russischen Truppen die ganze Anlage von den Deutschen verwüstet wurde. Das Schloss wurde nach dem Krieg äußerlich wieder hergestellt. Die Rekonstruktion aller Innenräume ist bis heute noch nicht vollendet. Einige Photos mit vereinzelten Montageresten auf den Rückseiten, vereinzelte leichte Knickspuren und gelegentliche Randläsuren. Photographical inventory list of the Tsar's residency Gatschina near St. Petersburg, 45 original photographs with mostly descriptions in Russian on the backs. 31 views of rooms, interiors, dining rooms, painting galleries, stairs, in different formats (about 11x15 to 24x18 cm) etc. For example: the throne room, the guest-room and the oval room of Empress Maria Feodorovna; The Greek Gallery; The living room of Emperor Alexander I; Main entrance and main building lower corridor; Main building, Bel Etage, throne room of the Emperor Paulus I; The White HallThe marble dining room (Bel Etage); The empress's bedroom; The arsenal cart, (Bel Etage), ministerial corridor; The marble dining room, main building, (Bel Etage, a work of Tschistjakov) etc. In addition, 14 photographs of antiques (format of the photographs about 12x17 to 23x17 cm): silver works (early 19th century); 2 vases in the Empirestil (possibly from the room of Alexander III); Porcelain vase on 3 legs, white with gold (Imperial Russian porcelain manufactory), porcelain dishes of Empress Maria Feodorovna (imperial Russian porcelain manufactory), porcelain dishes, era Katharina II, white with roses (imperial Russian porcelain manufactory), 4 individual parts and further beautifully composed porcelain vases, Plates and bowls. Almost all the photographs are marked with Cyrillic stamps of the Gatt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        Navaho Weaving its Technic and History

      Santa Ana, CA: Fine Arts Press. Good with no dust jacket. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Pictorial Hardcover. Red Blue Black and White pictorial Boards depicting a Navaho Blanket, in mylar cover. Colors lightly faded with light soiling and edgewear. Front gutter shows slight repair. Top edge dusty, lightly rumpled deckled fore edge. Contains the large serigraph print of the Saxony yarn sarape printed by Jack Reed of Fine Arts Press. Print in fine condition with light soiling on back. Also contains all six color plates printed on oilcloth. Signed by both Charles Avery Amsden and Frederick Webb Hodge, who wrote the foreword. Not often found signed. First in-depth study of the technical aspects of Navaho weaving, plus history of the loom and its prototypes in the prehistoric Southwest, analysis and description of weaves, and dyes. This classic remains in print today. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 261 pp; Signed by All Authors .

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        Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies

      , 1934. 1934. First Edition . JOYCE, James. The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies. A Fragment from Work in Progress. The Hague and London: The Servire Press and Faber and Faber, 1934. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, uncut, original glassine, original silver cardboard slipcase with pink label. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $2200.First edition of this amusing and affecting portion of Finnegans Wake, number 194 of only 1000 copies printed on Old Antique Dutch paper.""Slapstick raised to the status of art"" (G.W. Stonier). A fragment of the work that would become Finnegans Wake, The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies was ""revised [from] the version originally published in transition [in 1933, which] has only recently been completed by the author."" ""Joyce alternately described the episode as dealing with 'twilight games' and 'the children's games.' For most readers, however, this is not adequate to describe the chapter's depiction of the continuing human effort to exchange doubt for certainty"" (Fargnoli & Gillespie, 149). With an initial letter and tail-piece in seven colors and a cover in three colors, all specially designed by Lucia Joyce, the author's daughter. The thousand copies of the trade edition were issued under four imprints with various slipcases; this copy does have the slipcase of the Faber and Faber issue. There were also 29 copies of this edition signed by Lucia and James Joyce. Slocum and Cahoon 43. Scarce and fragile glassine, almost never present, with a few closed tears. Book and scarce slipcase fine. A desirable copy.

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        Historical Colours : Deluxe Edition [A Tint Book of Historical Colours Suitable for Decorative Work]

      London: Thos. Parsons and Sons, Ltd. 1934. 73 pp. Original patterned pink, green & gilt coloured 'wallpaper' cloth over boards with black paper onlays to front board and spine. Gilt lettering to onlays. Same material used as front & rear endpapers. Wear to spine joints and spine ends with loss at head of spine. Internally clean. Binding firm. Introductory text followed by 136 paint samples onlaid to pages. Tissue guards to each sample page. Paint samples bright and fresh. Copac records: BL; OU; Guildhall; V & A; NLS and Wales. . Good. Hardback. First Edition. 1934. Large 8vo..

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        Tips on Tables: Being a Guide to Dining and Wining in New York at 365 Restaurants Suitable to Every Mood and Every Purse

      New York: Covici Friede, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 1934, First Edition. Hardcover, red cloth. 301 pp. Endpapers showing street view of NYC. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Modest shelfwear to the tips of the binding; text-block foxed; clean and unmarked interior. The DJ browned and stained; pencil note to front panel; dime-sized hole at front panel; chips to spine ends and corners. The jacket, which is quite scarce, here in average condition, mostly complete. DJ now housed in a mylar protector. A fascinating guide to the food and drink scene in 1930's Manhattan.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        CATALOGUE GÉNÉRAL DE LA LIBRAIRIE FRANÇAISE PENDANT 25 ANS (1840-1865).

      Paris, France: O. Lorenz, 1867-1934. 8vo. variously bound. variously paginated. 32 Volumes. Text in French. Besterman 2367-8. A general catalogue of French booksellers from 1840 to 1934. The first 32 volumes of 34 volumes published until 1945. Includes brief biographical sketches and list of works published. Arranged alphabetically. Foreword in first volume; "notice" in fourth volume. Binding varies. Some volumes include contents of previously published ones (see Besterman). Volumes 1-11 quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards. Volumes 12-13 with later library binding. Volumes 14-19 paper-covered boards. Volumes 20-32 half leather, marbled paper-covered boards.Rubbed and scuffed at edges. Foxing, especially on endpapers. Clipping attached to back endpaper of fourth volume. Boards of Volumes 14-19 worn. Front board of Volume 15 detached. Small ink stamp indicates that this set was a duplicate from the Library of Congress.

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        Ninety-Two Days / The Account of a Tropical Journey Through British Guiana and Part of Brazil

      Farrar & Rinehart Inc., New York 1934 - First edition identified by oval "FR" colophon to copyright page. Unclipped ($2.50) dust jacket might grade near-fine, but we'll downgrade to "very good" due to age-browned spine. Fold-out map is secure in place, undamaged save for one small tear at binding. Travel along the jungle rivers of British Guiana and the upper Amazon: "Vivid characterization and untiring humour abound," sayeth the publishers. Ads to rear jacket flap for five other Waugh titles, including "Black Mischief," "Decline and Fall," and "Vile Bodies." Amusing jungle travel. 271 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Good-bye Mr. Chips

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1934 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the Bip Pares dust jacket.A lovely copy in the somewhat grubby and little frayed dust jacket with two small chips to the upper panel. Signed by the author on the first blank and further inscribed by him on the front free endpaper, "For M. S. Slocum Sincerely James Hilton". The recipient was Myles Standish Slocum, a Princeton man (class of 1909), resident of Pasadena, bibliophile and influential collector. Hilton spent several years in the late 1930s in California, engaged in writing screenplays for the studios. An identically inscribed copy of Hilton's Lost Horizon was held in the Maurice Neville collection in Santa Barbara.[97]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Concert programme signed ("S. Rachmaninoff").

      [Chicago], 11. XI. [1934]. - 8vo. One page on bifolium. Held at the Orchestra Hall, Rachmaninoff was playing pieces from Bach-Tausig, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and himself.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 Paris; Photographies 1920-1934 Paris.

      Hartford Connecticut:: James Thrall Soby: Random House, NY & Cahiers d'Art, Paris:, n.d. [1934].. First edition [spuriously stated 'Second Edition'].. Comb binding. Very Good. [vi], 104 [+8], [ii]. Very good copy with head of binder damaged. Plates and text clean and unmarked, corners good; small tears to binder holes at spine ends. Residue of small pencilled price to corner of title page. Faint greying of some white page areas from offsetting. 31x24.5cms, in the original white plastic comb binding. The Man Ray colour photograph front cover is clean and complete, with minimal (c.1mm) scuffs to the edges, a crease across the upper corner, tiny creases adjacent to the spine, a few short rubbed striations to the top edge, and one or two lesser imperfections. The white rear cover has a few minor marks, a 5mm closed tear to the leading edge, and a small loss of laminate to the bottom corner. The top two circlets of the binder have gone, and the third is present but detached. Text in French and English throughout (German and English in the case of Duchamp). The 'Deuxieme Edition' / 'Second Edition' printed on the title pages of unsold (first edition) copies was the publisher's ruse in the hope of boosting sales. Man Ray's introduction is set at the beginning of the book, and the four contributors' texts, introducing the groupings of the photographs, are titled: The visages of woman; Men before the mirror; When things dream; and Rayographs 1921-1928. A legendary production - and a very satisfactory copy.

      [Bookseller: Chapel Books]
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        eleven great years the rangers

      Glasgow Rangers Football Club, 1934 WITH THE TABLES IN ENVELOPE AT BACK. Blue boards with gilt titling and crest on front, gilt titling on spine. Very good. It would grade near fine if not that corners are lightly bumped and blue blue boards do not gleam. Spine is sunned. Colored frontis and all 17 plates. PLUS THE ALL_IMPORTANT table of league results in pocket at back-all there and looking great considering they are folded into that small envelope. This is a scarce book of great interest to Rangers fans

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        Photographs of U.S.S.R.

      1934. First Edition . Signed. BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Photographs of U.S.S.R. New York: Argus Press for Ralph L. Boudreau, 1934. Elephant folio (14-1/2 by 20 inches), original half cloth portfolio, cloth ties; 24 folio photogravures loose as issued, each recently matted. $13,500.Limited first edition of this collection of 24 folio photogravure prints of Bourke-WhiteÂ’s photographs taken in the Soviet Union, number 11 of 1000 copies produced at the Argus Press, this copy signed by her.Margaret Bourke-White's first photobook, Eyes on Russia, grew out of her first trip to the Soviet Union, a trip commissioned by Fortune magazine. At the time, this was ""the most extensive photographic account published to that point on the Soviet Union. With that, Bourke-White's reputation escalated rapidly; in 1932, Alfred Stieglitz declared her to be 'one of the world's great artists'"" (ANB). She made two more trips, in 1931 and 1932, and the large format photogravures in this portfolio are from those two trips. ""In the summer of 1931, the Soviet government invited Margaret backÂ… Although she photographed at length this time in Magnitogorsk, a giant industrial complex rising on the site of the richest iron ore in the world, Margaret no longer concentrated exclusively on industry. Increasingly she photographed both the men behind the machines and the little people on the side: three peasant women eating from the same bowl [""Borscht,"" included in this portfolio] or schoolchildren paying grave attention to her camera [""Village School,"" included in this portfolio]Â… In the summer of 1932, Margaret went to Russia yet againÂ… She went on to Tiflis to photograph Stalin's mother [""Stalin's Mother,"" included in this portfolio], who, she said, 'had never quite understood what her son's job was'Â… Margaret believed her Russian photographs were the most important work she had done, a belief that had to rest on their stronger claim on history"" (Goldberg, Margaret Bourke-White, 131-34). The prints have been matted on heavier cardstock and no longer fit in the original portfolio, which is present. Twenty-two of the original 24 paper folders that originally contained the prints have been retained as well. In the same year Argus Press also issued a smaller collection of 12 of these 24 prints under the title Twelve Soviet Photo-Prints. Portfolio with a bit of damp affecting upper cloth flap only; minor soiling to front board, near-fine. Plates clean and fine. Scarce and desirable complete.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Jimmy the Gent (Original window card poster for the 1934 film)

      Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1934. Vintage window card for the 1934 film. Advertises a screening at the Star Theatre in Poultney, Vermont on June 22nd and 23rd. James Cagney, a crooked missing-heir finder, carries a torch for Bette Davis even after she leaves him to work for his competitor. Little does she know that her new bosss is even more crooked than Cagney, and he must prove it in order to her to win her back. 14 x 22 inches, on thick card stock. Very Good plus, with some notations to the verso in blue pencil.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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