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        Jews Must Live: An Account of the persecution of the world by Israel on all the frontiers of civilization

      The Golden Hind Press 1934 - New York: The Golden Hind Press, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. 319 pp. Good, in good unclipped jacket. Spotting to top edge of text block. Damp staining to bottom edges of endpapers affecting some pages. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. Several page corners turned, straightened. Jacket has minor edge wear with some chipping. Spine and edges of panels and flaps toned. Damp staining to front panel, spine and bottom edge of rear panel, some transfer of color from boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT, A PLAIN AND LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS ...|THE

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. 8vo. leather-backed decorated paper-covered boards. 6 volumes. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the illustrator, Valenti Angelo. (LEC 59; Angelo Biblio. p.53). This massive undertaking by Angelo contains 1001 of his line drawings. The overall book was voted one of the 50 Best Books of the Year by the AIGA. A landmark in American book illustration. No slipcases. Well preserved set.

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        Journals of Samuel Hearne and Philip Turnor Between the Years 1774 and 1792

      Toronto : Champlain Society , 1934 . First Edition . VG . 8VO . Publications of The Champlain Society XXI. Limited to 550 copies of which this is #29. With 19 illustrations, 7 maps at rear mostly folding, and a large map in the rear pocket printed on glossy stock backed by oilskin. A very lightly worn non-circulating ex-library copy with minimal library markings, no pocket. One map (not the one in rear pocket) has library stamp. Label and Ref designation on lower spine. A solid well-cared for copy.

      [Bookseller: Neil Williams, Bookseller]
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        Apotheke Schaufenster fur die populare Bayer-Werbung. Sonderausgabe der Zepro-Nachrichten[Pharmacy Showcase for Advertising Popular Bayer Products. Special issue of Zepro News]

      Berlin: Bayer. Juli 1934. Quarto. Periodical. 30 tipped-in black and white photographs. Text in German. Photographically illustrated blue wrappers. Front wrap very near detached but present, several chips on the spine, a few of the photographs are detached or have small creases at the corners, but all are present, good only, internally very good to near fine. Special issue of this periodical devoted to Bayer products, particularly Hexofan and Aspirin. The photographs are a fascinating collection of artfully arranged window displays that feature quirky images, some of which show the influence of the Bauhaus, as well as some surrealist influences. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        ARBEITSBERICHT DES ZENTRALAUSSCHUSSES DER DEUTSCHEN JUDEN FÜR HILFE UND AUFBAU ["WORK REPORT OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF GERMAN JEWS FOR AID AND RECONSTRUCTION."] VOL 1 (1934) , VOL. 2 (1935) & VOL. 3 (1936)

      Germany (Berlin?) , Zentralausschusses Der Deutschen Juden Für Hilfe Und Aufbau 1934-36 - Unbound, as issued. 4to, 3 + 66 + (3) ; (4) +157+ (1) ; (6) , +163 + (4) leaves. Text in German. Three Annual Reports. Established in April 1933 as a collaboration of various German-Jewish communal, political and social-welfare organizations, the Zentralausschusses der Deutschen Juden für Hilfe und Aufbau sought to provide financial assistance for German Jews who lost their businesses or employment due to anti-Jewish legislation due to the restrictive Nazi laws, and provide job training for Jews who needed new professions. By 1934 the committee was incorporated into the Reichsvertretung der Juden in Deutschland [Reich Representation of German Jews] and consolidated all financial aid, including that of the Joint Distribution Committee who itself was instrumental in assisting nearly 200, 000 Jews leave Germany. Ex-library, light wear, about Very Good Condition. (Holo2-128-3)

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        LÉONARD MISONNE

      Edition Die Galerie, Vienna 1934 - Oblong 4to., cloth-backed printed boards, preliminaries, and 24 photographic plates with tissue guards. Scattered foxing, primarily on the blank tissue guards. The boards are moderately dust soiled, else a near fine copy. Issued with a plain glassine dust jacket which is not included with this copy. This is number 859 of 1000 copies, SIGNED by the photographer. Text in French, German and English. The first monograph by this major Belgian Pictorialist. Born in provincial southern Belgium into a prosperous family, Misonne's first studies were in Greek, Latin and the humanities; he trained for a career in mining engineering which he never practiced. He made his first photograph in 1890 and by 1896 he devoted himself entirely to his art. A first wave Pictorialist, his mastery of the bromoil print and other highly manipulated processes ensured his prominence and place in the history of the Pictorialist school. Of all the Pictorialist photographers, none conveyed atmosphere better than Misonne. Bucolic landscapes were his dominant subject, yet his credo "Le sujet n'est rien, la lumière est tout" (The subject is nothing, light is everything) is what endures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        The Passion of Our Lord According to the Four Evangelists with Five Engravings

      London: Faber & Faber, 1934. Blue cloth with gilt spine title in cream dust jacket with blue lettering, top edge trimmed others deckled. Although not stated this edition limited to 300 copies only. Latin (Vulgate) and English (Rheims) on opposite pages. 5 engravings by Gill, and printed by Hague & Gill, High Wycombe for Faber & Faber (Rene Hague was married to Gill's daughter, Joanna). Dust jacket has wear and shallow chipping to extremities. Very nice production.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Eric Gill. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Icones anatomicae. Tabulae selectae. Epitome. Third muscle man (rear view)

      Bremer Press, New York 1934 -

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Teatro di Shakespeare, prima traduzione integrale di Diego Angeli. Raccolta composta di 40 volumi inclusa una biografia e da uno studio critico di D. Angeli sul grande poeta.

      Milano, Treves 1925- 1934 - 40volumi in-16° di pp. che variano da 170 a 452. Legature in tela edit. con titolo e stemma ai dorsi. Lievi tracce del tempo. Nel complesso sono in buono stato. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Gullà]
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        I Was A German: The Autobiography of Ernst Toller (SIGNED COPY)

      New York: William Morrow & Company 1934 - Hardcover 1st Ed 1st Printing SIGNED by Ernst Toller to front endpaper with personalized inscription ('To Josephine, / the "sand-piper" / Ernst Toller / Santa Monica / March 4th 37') - it was signed during his brief stay in the German expatriate community living in Nazi-imposed exile in California and just two years before he took his own life, a bright tight otherwise unmarked copy by the great Expressionist dramatist and radical political figure, very minor shelf and edge wear, book very slightly cocked, else Fine; 8vo; 294pp [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nighttown Books]
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        Ulysses

      Random House, 1934 First American trade edition, very good in a good/very good dust jacket with original price of $3.50 still present on the dust jacket. One and a half inch thin piece missing from bottom of jacket along front fold and usual chipping along top of spine. Half inch diameter circular spot on front cover of book and evidence of removal of bookplate on front free endpaper, but otherwise cloth covers less soiled and tanned than usual.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        CANTERBURY TALES (SIGNED)

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine binding/Very Good dust jacket. Signed. A First Edition copy, which has been Signed by Rockwell Kent, with a personal inscription to "Juliet and Frank", with a drawing of an overflowing glass of champagne, and "PROSIT! and Merry Christmas is drawn by Frances & Rockwell, 1935." Juliet and Frank are undoubtedly Juliet Koenig Smith and Frank Leon Smith, friends whose correspondence with Kent is housed in the Rockwell Kent Collection at Columbia. The dustjacket has a chip at the bottom of the spine affecting the publisher's imprint. Near Fine binding / Very Good dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc.]
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        Portrait Photograph of Andrew Dasburg's Wife, (Marina Wister)

      1934 - 1 vols. 9-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches. In 1933, Andrew Dasburg married for the second time, this time to poet Mary Channing "Marina" Wister (1882-1967), the daughter of famous author Owen Wister. She spent much time in Taos with Georgia O'Keefe and Mabel Dodge Luhan. Atelier stamped on verso: Photograph by Carl Van Vechten/146 Central Park West/Cannot be reproduced without permission. Holograph notations in ink giving the subject of the photograph and the number of the negative

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Malacca Strait. Perak River adn Approaches. From the British Chart, 1934.

      1934. Carta nautica dello Stretto di Malacca, edita dalla Japan Hydrographic Association. I titoli e le informazioni sono fornite in inglese e in giapponese. Litografia, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Molto rara Nautical chart of Malacca Strait, published by the Japan Hydrographic Association; information printed in both Japanese and English. Litograph, washed, in good condition. Very rare. Honk Kong Honk Kong 980 680

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius]
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        Tender is the Night

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1934 - First Edition, First Issue dustjacket. Edward Shenton decorations. Author's fourth and final completed novel, and was first published in Scribner's Magazine between January and April 1934 in four issues. Fitzgerald considered Tender Is the Night to be his greatest work. Although it received a tepid response upon release, it has grown in acclaim over the years and is widely regarded as among Fitzgerald's best books. Almost Near Fine in nearly Very Good dustjacket, lower spine end chipped about a half inch deep, shallow chipping to all edges, modest soiling and wear, signs of staple holes at upper and lower front and back panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Slovo o polku Igoreve ("The Tale of Igor's Campaign")

      Moscow: Academia, 1934. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine. A lavish reproduction of this anonymous Russian epic poem, believed (as the academic canon now feels) to date back to the late 12th century. Beautifully illustrated by Ivan Golikov in a nod to the old "Palekh" style of painting, with 10 mounted color plates (all with their original tissue guards and decorative, chromolithographed borders) complementing the text. Elephant folio, 49 pgs., striking decorative endpapers. A bright, very-well preserved copy. Clean, tight and solidly VG+. A slight, minor amount of scuffing to the panels, otherwise sharp as could be. And internally bright and very clean, with no markings of any kind. Very impressive early 20th century tribute --in the old Russian-- to Medieval Russia and its rich, complex folklore.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Winged Victory. [First Edition. First Impression]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF AN AVIATION CLASSIC

      Jonathan Cape, 1934. 8vo., First Edition, First Impression; blue cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in white, blue top (mildly faded), small pull at headband else a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy, now housed in a custom-made solander case. A BRIGHT COPY OF THE FIRST IMPRESSION (with publisher's name lettered in full at tail of backstrip). One of the finest novels of WWI, Yeates's classic account of war in the air was prompted by Henry Williamson (to whom the work is dedicated) and completed with his continuing support and encouragement. First published in 1934 in two distinct impressions, it rapidly became practically unobtainable and was not reissued until 1961, for which later edition Williamson provided a preface and tribute. Sadly Yeates died of tuberculosis in the year of first publication. RARE.

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        A Handful of Dust

      London: Chapman and Hall Ltd., (1934). First edition. 8vo. 348, (4) pp. Recent black full morocco, spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Frontispiece. An attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Les célibataires

      - Grasset, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 350 copie numerate su Alfa e riservato il servizio stampa. autografo prezioso firmato da Henri de Montherlant: "Al mio vecchio Charles Maurras con ammirazione." Leggermente ombreggiata nella parte superiore e inferiore, bookplate incollato sul retro della prima piastra di copertura. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 350 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa et réservés au service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Henri de Montherlant : "A  Charles Maurras avec mon ancienne admiration." Dos légèrement ombré en tête et en pied, ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de couverture.

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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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        Tender is the Night A Romance

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934 - 8vo. pp. 408. Dark bluish green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Top and bottom edges trimmed. Pen and ink drawings by Edward Shenton. Some rubbing to binding, slight curve to front board, spotting to bottom page edge, binding sound; very good-. In facsimile dust jacket. First printing, with the Scribner's "A" and seal to copyright page. Previously published in four installments in Scribner's Magazine, this is Fitzgerald's fourth novel, and only 7,600 copies of the first printing were produced. The bleakness of the plot mirrors the dark times the author was experiencing during its writing, particularly his professional frustration and the disintegration of his marriage to Zelda. Fitzgerald considered this to be his masterwork, and was distressed by its initial lukewarm reception and mixed reviews. However, the book's reputation has grown with time, earning it much critical acclaim, wide regard as one of his best books and indeed one of the great American novels.*Bruccoli A 15.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Death Ship, The Story of an American Sailor

      Alfred a Knopf Inc, New York 1934 - Near fine in a very good or better price clipped dust jacket. Jacket is lightly rubbed with a tanned spine, and small chipping to the top of the spine. Front panel colors still bright and vibrant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Graham, Bookseller, ABAA, IOBA]
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        National Fascist Militia Band - 1934 Souvenir Program, Sponsored by Jenkins

      - Original souvenir program from the Italian National Fascist Militia Band's 1934 first American tour, one of the honorary patrons of which was the socialite and notoriously awful soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. Mussolini, smiling and waving, is pictured on the cover. The patrons of the tour are listed on p. 11, including Florence Foster Jenkins, Howard Chandler Christy, Edwin Franko Goldman, Henry Hadley and ten others. 12 pp. One vertical folding crease; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 28 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1934 - First Edition. Illustrated by Bip Pares. 128pp. 8vo. "Brookfield will never forget his lovableness" Hilton wrote Mr. Chips at a time when British public schools were under fire, and his defense of traditionalism seemed reassuring to most. Hilton's story was made into a movie in 1939 and Robert Donat was awarded an Oscar for his portrayal of the shy and dedicated headmaster of Brookfield. Blue cloth. Fine in Very Good pictorial unclipped dust jacket Illustrated by Bip Pares. 128pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shame the Devil.

      London: Grayson & Grayson, 1934 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, red endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Ends of spine faded, contents toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with faded spine panel, some closed tears, and the front flap separated but retained. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, first impression. With a loosely inserted one-page typescript, corrected in pencil by the author and corresponding to page 95 of the present edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Jews Without Jehovah

      UK: Wishart & Co, 1934. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Jews Without Jehovah by Gerald Kersh First Edition First Impression Wishart & Co 1934. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Unmarked and unblemished covers still very much bright. A near fine copy in original VG+ dust jacket. Author's first book, which was withdrawn from sale after a threat of legal action soon after publication, resulting in only a handful of surviving copies. With dust jacket. Incredibly scarce.

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        Tender is the Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition, advance copy. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE ADVANCE OR REVIEW COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION: No copies have appeared at auction - and we are unaware of any offered privately - in the last 22 years. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers made from the dust jacket, fore-edges uncut; half morocco slipcase. Some restoration to rear wrapper affecting the right margin of the jacket copy, light spotting to endleaves. Provenance: Henry Barnard Strong (bookplate). Strong was Yale class of 1922 and a member of Skull & Bones. Gerald Murphy, the model for Dick Diver in Tender is the Night, was an earlier member during his years at Yale. Very rare: Bruccoli A14.I.a and Supplement (1980, same number) locate only three copies. Auction records list only two copies selling in the last fifty years: that of Mrs. Charles W. Englehard, Christie's New York, 27 October 1995, lot 44; and a copy at Swann Galleries, 14 December 1995, lot 102. Of Fitzgerald's eight novels, this is the only one for which advance copies were issued. "They are complete texts - not dummies - and were probably intended for use as review copies and salesman's copies. The Scribner's records indicate that five hundred copies were ordered, but it is unlikely that that many copies were distributed because it is so rare: three institutional copies have been located (University of Virginia Library, The J.P. Morgan Library, and the Bruccoli Collection at the University of South Carolina). Seven catalogue appearances have been noted, and it is probable that one or more copies were recatalogued. No copy has been offered for sale since 1995. These are the most collectible copies of Tender is the Night in terms of priority and rarity" (Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman, F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace: The Auction and Dealer Catalogues 1935-2006, Columbia, SC, 2009, p. 257). Connolly, The Modern Movement 79 ("flashes of genius by an expert in self-destruction"). Connolly, The Modern Movement 79 ("flashes of genius by an expert in self-destruction").

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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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        Good-bye Mr. Chips

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1934 - With illustrations by Bip ParesHodder & Stoughton, London, 1934. 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.

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers]
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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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