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        2 Vols set - Histoire de la Peinture Chinoise - Des Origines à l'Epoque Song - L'Epoque Song et l'Epoque Yuan

      Paris, Les Editions d'Art et d'Hitoire, 1934 - 116, 160 pp, + 102 , 126 Planches Beide Bände, feste O- Pappdeckel mit Broschurrücken , mit den Schutzumschlägen. Äußerlich etwas angestaubt , Rücken lichtverschienen, übliche Buchrückenfalte, die inneren Deckel / Vorsätze teils leicht altersschmutzig, schwach stockfleckig. Blattrandbereich schwach nachgebräunt, teilweise unbeschnitten. 123B Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 4500 gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel Rosemarie Wassmann]
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        The Rock.

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1934. A pagent play written for performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May ? 9 June 1934 on behalf of the forty-five churches fund of the Diocese of London. Octavo. Original white blue-speckled paper over boards, spine lettered in blue. With the dust jacket. Small closed tear to top of jacket rear panel, a few trivial marks, otherwise a fine copy. First edition, first impression, a superb copy. One the earlier of Eliot's works to be more-or-less dominated by Christian doctrine (and created in collaboration with a veritable synod of churchmen), The Rock envisages the modern era with Eliot's characteristic brand of scornfully sweeping bitterness - "The Church disowned, the tower overthrown, the bells upturned, what have we to do / but stand with empty hands and palms turned upwards / in an age which advances progressively backwards?" One of 1000 copies issued in the trade binding.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les enfants de la chance.

      NRF. Paris 1934 (20 mars) in-12 relié en demi maroquin marron à coins. Dos à cinq nerfs, titre et nom d'auteur dorés. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée J. Rabaud. Edition originale, exemplaire sur papier alfa Navarre spécialement imprimé pour le Dr Léon Michaux. Petit envoi autographe signé "Jef". Ce qui signifie que Léon Michaux était un proche de Jef Kessel.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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        PLAY PARADE

      London: HEINEMANN, 1934 BAYNTUN-RIVIERE BINDING FIRST EDITION FINE.

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        ENCYCLOPEDIE ANARCHISTE

      1934Paris LIBRAIRIE INTERNATIONALE 1934 Complet des quatre volumes in-4 de 2893 p. en pagination continue Seule édition Reliures demi-chagrin d'édition à nerfs et titres dorés Bon état

      [Bookseller: Librairie Serge Nève]
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        Assicurazioni. Rivista di Diritto Economia e Finanza delle Assicurazioni Private

      1934-1962. in-8 annate 1934 1935 1938 1939 1940 1947 1949 1959 1960 1961 1962 in 11 tomi Rivista fondata nel 1934 a cura dell'Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni e della Federazione Nazionale Fascista delle Imprese Assicuratrici. Diretta da Asquini D'Amelio De Gregorio Bevione Paolini.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        LYSISTRATA

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1934 - Tall thin quarto (9-1/2" x 11-3/4") bound by Bayntun Riviere in full gilt-decorated and lettered red morocco leather with gilt dentelles, marble endpapers, and all edges gilt. The original pattern paper boards in three colors designed after Picasso's drawings are bound at the rear. Introduction and translation by Gilbert Seldes. Illustrated by Pablo Picasso including 30 sepia-tinted lithographs after drawings and 6 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS printed by hand. Copy #1197 of 1500 SIGNED in pencil by the artist on the colophon page. ARTIST AND THE BOOK 226: "the only American publication with original Picasso etchings, which are among his most important in the classical style." Owner blindstamp on a front blank. Scattered foxing and soiling internally, the etchings about Fine in a beautiful, Fine binding housed in a Fine custom cloth slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Time I Was Dead. Pages from My Autobigraphy.

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode (Publishers) Limited, 1934 - Quarto. Original quarter red morocco with red cloth boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. Spine faded, boards a little darkened, light foxing to fore edge. First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 59 signed by Cecil Aldin. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Overseas. 1917–1918.

      1934 1934 - Octavo. Contemporary dark red morocco, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, titles and double frames to front board gilt, all edges gilt, red moiré silk endpapers, red silk bookmark. Ownership inscription to front flyleaf. Extremities very lightly rubbed. An excellent copy. Black and white photographic portrait frontispiece. Second edition of this memoir, privately printed on parchment paper and produced to honour the author, Lieutenant Fletcher Webster Brown, who served in the U.S. Navy during the First World War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Choice Vintage Original Handsome Photograph Signed

      , 1934. ("Jim Cruze") in black fountain pen ink on 1/2 length portrait wearing a white shirt and golf hat with his left shoulder to the camera. Photograph is on heavy weight stock; matte finish; 10 1/2" x 13 1/2". Very good. ca. 1934. Signed and inscribed to actress Evelyn Venable with drawing of a small pig: "To Evelyn - My dear little son of a bitch. If I didn't love Hal. I'd kill him - Respectfully yours, Jim Cruze." Director James Cruze, two time Oscar winning cinematographer Hal Mohr ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1935 and "Phantom of the Opera" 1943) and actress Evelyn Venable worked together on the 1934 film "David Harum".

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs ]
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        Nerto, Nouvello Prouvençalo / Nerte, Nouvelle Provençale. Eme la traducioun franceso vis-à-vis / Avec la traduction française en regard. [Typographie et illustrations de Louis Jou].

      [Paris]: Société des Bibliophiles de Provence, 1934 - 1936. Tirage limité à 150 exemplaires, grand in-8; celui-ci l'un des 30 ex. réservés aux collaborateurs (n°XVIII); [v], 152p., [1p.], et, [7p.], pp.159 - 330, [11p. Notes, Table, Justification]; portrait en frontispice tiré en deux couleurs; 7 chapitres comprenant chacun 2 bois gravés à pleine page, un bandeau et un cul-de-lampe gravés répétés, lettrines ornées en noir et rouge; épilogue comprenant 1 bois gravé à pleine page et divers ornements. Sobre reliure d'époque en plein vélin ivoire, dos lisse, gardes marbrées noir et or, couverture illustrée conservée. Bel exemplaire sous étui cartonné. Bel ouvrage, typographié et illustré par Louis Jou pour célébrer le cinquantenaire de la publication de Nerto. Un poème épique sous forme de cheminement dans lequel Nerto rencontre ou devient successivement Baron, Pape, Roi, Lion, Nonne, Ange, et Diable, avant d'arriver à l'épilogue. Feuille 78 pour une description complète. Monod 8244.

      [Bookseller: Librairie des Carrés]
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        Italiani e stranieri alla Mostra della Rivoluzione Fascista.

      1934. Società Anonima Imprese Editoriali (S.A.I.E.), Roma, 1934 - Anno XIII. Prima edizione in tiratura limitata dei 475 esemplari di lusso (il ns. è l'esemplare di lusso n. 0433). In 4to grande, pp. 1 c. b. (16), 732 + (10 con Indici) + un ampio e bello corredo illustrativo anche a p. p. in colori virati all'azzurro, al grigio, al porpora (la prima illustrazione in colore è di Biazzi) dove spiccata è l'iconografia visiva della propaganda, leg. in piena piena pelle verde con titoli in oro al dorso, un fascio littorio stilizzato in rame applicato al piatto, cofanetto in cartone. Una parte del volume è riservata ai servizi fotografici di tutti i "Cambi della Guardia" dall' 8 settembre 1933 al 28 ottobre 1934. Timbro di estinta biblioteca (provenienza privata documentata). Rara e importante compilazione. Costole del dorso un poco usurate, alcuni segni del tempo ma nell'insieme ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte 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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        JONAH'S GOURD VINE.

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1934. First printing. Very good+ condition - a clean and tight copy, but with the usual fading to the green cloth - most significant on the spine, but affecting the edges of the boards also. The black lettering on the spine and front cover is sharp and bright. Hurston's very uncommon first novel, with an introduction by Fannie Hurst. One of the most important novels of the Harlem Renaissance. Glossary. 316 pp.

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        ENCYCLOPEDIE ANARCHISTE.

      Librairie Internationale 1934 - Paris, Librairie Internationale , 1934. 4 volumes in 4° 1/2 chagrin vert sombre , 2893 pp . Texte sur 2 colonnes. Ce remarquable ouvrage de 2893 pages reste à ce jour la plus importante contribution écrite au mouvement anarchiste en France.Cette encyclopédie expose le point de vue des anarchistes synthésistes (courant regroupant anarchistes individualistes, communistes anarchistes et anarcho-syndicalistes) français des années 1930." RIEN PAR LA CONTRAINTE : TOUT PAR L ' ENTENTE LIBRE ! "

      [Bookseller: Librairie Nord Sud]
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        Fortunio

      Paris Briffaut 1934 Un volume grand in-8demi maroquin à coins châtaigne, dos orné, titre et auteur dorés, tête dorée, couvertures conservées, étui. [3], iii, 212 pages.Très belle édition, imprimée à petit tirage (392) et illustrée de 16 compositions en couleurs érotisantes, gravées sur cuivre par Gerda Wegener (1886-1940), peintre et illustratrice danoise. L'un des exemplaires imprimés sur vélin de Rives, ici le n°187.Légers reports des cuivres, très bel exemplaire.230x170x35mm, poids : 1.3kg, envoi soigné en Chrono 13 de Chronopost One volume, large 8vo, half cornered light brown morocco, gilt ornate and gilt-lettered spine, top edge gilt, original wrappers bound in, slipcase. 3], iii, 212 pages. Gorgeous limited edition, a 392 copies run only, illustrated with 16 compositions copper engraved by Gerda Wegener (Danish painter and illustrator,1886- 1940). Copy n°187 printed on Rives wove paper. Slight engravings transfers onto pages. A most desirable book. - - * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Attention ! Les montants des frais de port mentionnés ne sont valables que pour la France continentale. Pour toute autre destination, veuillez prendre contact avec la librairie par téléphone fixe +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 ou portable +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09 ou par courriel : librairie@scriptorium-albi.frBeware! The shipping rates here given are only available within France. For any other destination please contact the book shop by phone: +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 or GSM: +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09, or by e-mail: librairie@scriptorium-albi.fr

      [Bookseller: Le Scriptorium d'Albi]
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        L'essor Français.

      France Edition - MARCUS-MONTI. W, directeur,FERRIER. A, dessinateur, l'essor Français, France édition, sans lieu ni date ( environ 1934-1935 ), les finances, l'industrie, les arts, les sports, les amis de le France, in-folio, reliure d'édition, exemplaire n° 156, sur Madagascar, signature, texte sur deux colonnes, l'une en Français, l'autre en Anglais. 101 portrait dessinés et signé par Ferrier, sous serpente. bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Knizni obálky Josefa Capka.

      Statni Grafica Skola, Prag 1934 - Prag Statni Grafica Skola, 1934. Folio. 3 Blatt (Text), 16 farbige Tafeln, 1 Blatt. 3 leaves text and 16 colour plates. Gelbe Originalbroschur. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Yellow original brochure. Very good condition, slightly Seltener Privatdruck. In nur kleiner Auflage erschienenes frühes Werk über Josef Capeks buchkünstlerische Arbeiten. Die Tafeln zeigen seine berühmtesten Buchillustrationen, darunter die Einbände zu Neumanns "At zije zivot", Karel Capeks "Italské listy" und "Onejblizsích vecech", Jules Romains "Kumpáni", Montherlants "Ráj ve stínu mecu", Josef Koptas "Revolucce" oder Josef Capeks "Zeme nmoha jmen". Scarce publication about the avatngarde book cover design by the Czech artist and writer Josef Capezl. Excellent reprocutions. Sprache: Tschechisch Sehr gutes Exemplar. Yellow original brochure. Very good condition, slightly [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K., ILAB]
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        Rosamund's Victory

      UK: Harrap. London, Harrap, 1934. Hardback first edition and first impression. The book is very good with bumping, a little ageing, foxing and toning. The jacket is largely complete with some chips to the spine tips (the final 's' from Rosamund's is missing). A few closed tears and some chips to to the rear panel. Short split at hinge. The front panel of the jacket is largely in tact and presents well. Rare in jacket. This is the fourth in Oxenham's Rocklands series, but ties into the main Abbey novels too. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1934.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        THE W. HEATH ROBINSON CALENDAR (for 1934).

      London, G. Delgado Ltd, 1934.. 1934, 250 x 178 mm, 9¾ x 7 inches, cream card covers with extra illustration on upper cover, title in red, complete with original silk hanging ribbon at the top. 52 half-tone illustrations, all humorous, all on different, sometimes seasonal topics, image size 150 x 108 mm (6" x 4¼"), each with a humorous caption below. Covers very slightly dusty and faintly spotted along edges, ribbon rather faded, corners very slightly scuffed, 20 mm (¾") split to fold at top of lower cover, contents very nice. Lacking presentation box, otherwise a very good copy. See Beare Addenda page 34, D2, all the cartoons had previously appeared in magazines. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Typed Letter Signed on "Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute" stationery, 4to, Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, May 10, 1937

      About to visit the Ford Motor Plant in Dearborn, Carver writes to his "much appreciated friend, Mr. Tubs," who worked at the Drakeford Greenhouses in Tuskegee. Edward Tubbs, a friend who worked at the Drakeford Greenhouses in Tuskegee, shared Carver's interest in and love of botany. As in other known letters Carver wrote to Tubbs, Carver thanks him for flowers received and mentions other flowers he has, specifically an amaryllis "through flowering now." At the outset, Carver writes that he, "wore the white carnation all day yesterday and it is just as pretty today. I shall wear it more or less all the week…." Carver explains that while he would like to see Tubbs, he has been too busy and informs him that "in about two weeks I shall have to leave for Dearborn, Michigan, Mr. Curtis and myself. We will visit the Ford Plant, and I am to speak on the evening of the 25th. I shall go by Mr. Curtis's home and rush back for commencement." He says that he hopes to see Mr. Tubbs upon his return. Above his typed name he signs, "G. W. Carver." Condition: Folds at center and two vertical folds, on verso and showing through are two light tan stains possible from sunning, else fine. Carver refers here to his visit to Dearborn at the invitation of Henry Ford to speak at the Third Dearborn Conference of Agriculture on "What Chemurgy means to my People." He also refers to his assistant, Mr. Austin Curtis, Jr., who escorted him to Dearborn. Carver and Ford began corresponding via letter in 1934, and their mutual admiration deepened after Carver made a visit to Michigan in 1937, the year of our letter. Carver and Ford worked together to create the field of Chemurgy, a new branch of science to merge agriculture and industry. During Carver's visit to Dearborn in 1937, he spoke at the Conference of Agriculture and a summary of his speech, published in Farm Chemurgic Council Proceedings of the Third Dearborn Conference…, so cited in Henry Ford and his Researchers… by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi, [page 77] states in part, "soybean was regarded a sort of curiosity… what Chemurgy has done with this bean under the direction of Mr. Ford is truly amazing, and the end is not yet. More things will be made…." The authors note that this is the earliest document seen using the word "Chemurgy" in the title. The Special History Study from the National Park Service website notes that in 1937, Carver attended two Chemurgy conferences, and that he was invited by Henry Ford to speak at the conference in Dearborn where "they developed a friendship." As Carver's health deteriorated, Ford installed an elevator at Tuskegee where Carver lived so that he wouldn't have to walk up and down the stairs. As Douglas Brinkley writes in 'Wheels for the World,' his history of Ford, the automaker donated generously to the Tuskegee Institute, helping finance Carver's experiments, and Carver in turn spent a period of time helping to oversee crops at the Ford Plantation in Ways, Georgia." The article continues, "By the time World War II began, Ford had made repeated journeys to Tuskegee to convince Carver to come to Dearborn and help him develop a synthetic rubber to help compensate for wartime rubber shortages." Eventually, in 1942, they devised a way to make the rubber from goldenrod, a plant weed. The two were kindred spirits in many ways, specifically about working to merge agriculture and industry. This letter appears to be unpublished.

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        Appointment in Samarra

      1934 - O'HARA, John. Appointment in Samarra. New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1934). Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $5500.First edition of O'Hara's first novel.John O'Hara's acclaimed first novel was "an instant success when it was published in 1934". tightly constructed and fast-paced, it detailed the three-day slide to self-destruction of a young man named Julian English". A meticulous craftsman," O'Hara was hailed as "˜one of the most underrated authors in America" by Bennett Cerf, who said that "O'Hara belongs right up there with William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway" (New York Times). With publisher'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wild Fowl Decoys

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1934. First Edition, ONE OF 55 LARGE-PAPER COPIES, signed by Barber, this being No. 22. 5 color plates, one of them handcolored, and 121 other illustrations. TOGETHER WITH BARBER'S ORIGINAL INK DRAWING FOR THE TITLE PAGE laid in. 1 vols. 4to. Original full red morocco gilt, t.e.g., others uncut; very slight chipping to top of spine, else a fine copy of a book seldom found approaching this condition. Half red morocco slipcase with Derrydale logo on spine and on upper cover leather label, with chemise. First Edition, ONE OF 55 LARGE-PAPER COPIES, signed by Barber, this being No. 22. 5 color plates, one of them handcolored, and 121 other illustrations. TOGETHER WITH BARBER'S ORIGINAL INK DRAWING FOR THE TITLE PAGE laid in. 1 vols. 4to. With Barber's Drawing for the Title Page. "One of the most important books published by Connett." -- Siegel This is the large paper edition of this work. The regular, trade, edition was published at the same time by Windward House, a sporting press started by Connett in 1933. Both editions used Barber's vignette on the the title page. From this drawing it appears that Connett liked the artist's Windward design and used in it the Derrydale edition: in the margin of the drawing Connett has pencilled "reduce 1/4 inch" and the drawing was photographically reduced to the smaller dimension for the large paper copies. A simplified version of the design was used on the Derrydale edition spine. One of the rarest and most desirable productions of the Derrydale Press, and, by virtue of the drawing, a unique copy. Siegel 85; Frazier B-5-a

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        An African-American Family Photograph Album from “America’s Oldest Negro Community.”

      Gouldtown, New Jersey, 1934-1944. This 7” x 11” album contains approximately 85 photographs (most 3.5” x 4.75”) glued to 20 leaves. The photographs are in nice shape; many are captioned. The album cover is well-worn. The first photograph in the album is of a pre-teen boy and titled “Harold L. Valentine, Jr. Dec 25, 1934” in the margin; underneath is a pencil annotation reading, “Me”. Valentine born in 1923, lived in Gouldtown until his death in 1977. Most of the photographs show Valentine’s family and home, the family’s goats, horses, and chicken houses, family vehicles, a man and woman playing guitars, Valentine's father in his white “Coca-Cola” uniform, and other views of the area. Valentine served as a Tech Sergeant in the Army Air Force during World War II, and many of the final 30 photographs in the album show African-American men in uniform at home and at a military base. This is an important visual record of mid-20th century African-American life in one of the most historic African-American enclaves. Gouldtown, which is located about 60 miles south of Philadelphia, was christened “America’s Oldest Negro Community” by Ebony magazine in 1952. It traces its roots to the 1700s when a freedman, named Benjamin Gould, married the granddaughter of wealthy English nobleman, John Fenwick, who had settled in America. Community lore holds that in the mid-1700s two mixed-race brothers, who were previously indentured servants, arrived from the West Indies, settled near the Goulds and began families of their own after purchasing the passage of two ‘mail-order-brides’ from the Netherlands. Shortly thereafter, a mixed-race couple (white and Native American) arrived from Cape May. It was descendants of these four families that formed the core of Gouldtown’s population well into the latter half of 20th century.

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        La pensée et le mouvant

      - Félix Alcan, Paris 1934, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papyrus Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Quelques légères piqûres, sinon bel exemplaire. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papyrus Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Quelques piqûres.

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        Histoire de Kamaralzaman avec la Princesse Boudour. La plus belle lune d'entre toutes les lunes.

      1934Paris. Les Médecins Bibliophiles. 1934. 1 volume in-4, broché, sous papier tissé éditeur, chemise et étui. illustrations en couleurs de CARLEGLE. 1 des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Vidalon, celui-ci n°62, spécialement imprimé pour le docteur Georges Baillière. Est relié à la fin, la liste des membres de la Société des Médecins Bibliophiles.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre Prévost]
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        LES PLUS CÉLÈBRES NOËLS PROVENÇAUX, MÉLODIES ET TEXTES ANCIENS

      "1 volume ; Aix-en-Provence : Editions d'art de la revue Le Feu, 1934 ; N.p. : ill. en coul., 36 cm. " Demi-vélin blanc à la bradel, dos aquarellé, tirage à 230 exemplaires, un des 10 exemplaires sur Hollande entièrement colorié à la gouache et signé par l'artiste (exemplaire n° 2).

      [Bookseller: La Plume et l'Art]
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        The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in blue on gilt ground, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, boards a little bowed, some light foxing to edges of text block; an excellent copy in the jacket with a couple of nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the his friend Vincent Marrot on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934."

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        Dentro la guerra

      Quaderni di Novissima, Roma 1934 - Ns. esemplare n. III della serie riservata agli scrittori. Lunga e bella dedica dell\'Autore a importante letterato italiano. Volume intonso Di questo volume sono stati stampati su carta Sirio 110 esemplari numerati dall'1 al 110 per i sottoscrittori 26 esemplari numerati dall'A alla Z per i servizi editoriali e 12 esemplari su carta Umbria numerati dal I al XII per l'Autore e i sottoscrittori all'intera serie. 134 + (6) p. in-4

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        Giorni in piena

      Quaderni di Novissima, Roma 1934 - Ns. esemplare n. III della serie riservata agli scrittori. Dedica dell\'Autore a importante letterato italiano. Volume intonso Di questo volume sono stati stampati su carta Sirio 110 esemplari numerati dall'1 al 110 per i sottoscrittori 26 esemplari numerati dall'A alla Z per i servizi editoriali e 12 esemplari su carta Umbria numerati dal I al XII per l'Autore e i sottoscrittori all'intera serie. 113 + (6) p. in-4

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        Collection of seven daily calendar journals kept by a Los Angeles Policewoman

      Los Angeles, 1934-1955. Seven daily calendars (approximately 5.5” x 8”) kept by Los Angeles Policewoman Sidney A. Ball between the years 1934 and 1955. Some calendars have more content than others; overall about 20% of the pages have entries. A number of newspaper clippings, notes, and department forms are attached or laid-in. The spine covering for 1955 is missing. All have some wear and soiling. Most of the entries in Ball’s daily calendars concern routine events, lists of officers and inspectors, lunch and dinner engagements, contacts, addresses, parties, opera and theater dates (“Oklahoma!”), Hollywood Bowl concerts, staff birthdays, attorney meetings, retirements, movies (Grauman’s Chinese and Egyptian), police functions, books (Alinsky’s Reveille for Radicals), an Admiral Byrd lecture (“He has penguins with him.”), vehicles and license plate numbers, trips (Acapulco, Death Valley, Alaska, Michigan, Canada, New England), recipes, Mexico shopping lists, etc. However, several multi-page entries in some of the calendars appear to be course notes, perhaps from the ground-breaking classes specifically for policewomen provided by the University of California at Los Angeles, and many entries relate to Ball's police work. The entries made while Ball was working at the jail or with vice are quite telling about her job; simultaneously humorous and depressing. Here are a few of them: * 17 Jan 1937 – “Ed. Threw snowball at motorcycle officer – I take blame.” * 2 Jul 1946 – “74 men killed in line of duty – no pension . . . Just what is the protection offered for our $5.80?” * 31 Jan 1947 – “Tonight we booked a mean old Irish Biddy – who told me I looked like a mean old Bull-dog – later when I went close to where she was she said Say, There’s going to be a dog show in Glendale on Sunday. Wish I could enter you.” * 10 Mar 1947 – “Drunk arrested accused of Prostitution denied charge – ‘I only tricks with my Boy Friend he takes Five tricks a day and gives me $10.00’” * 19 Apr 1947 = “D.T. in drunk tank There is a man in tree who just shot an arrow at me – There he is an indian he had a feather in his hair.” * 8 Jan 1950 – “Came in with 25 good rings – 7 w.m. watches some diamond incrusted + 5 of the rings must have cost around 1000.00 – married to Colonel N. . . . living with 3 men off E. 5th Children locked in garage set fire with candles” * 23 Feb 1950 – “Mamie Floyd came in with . . . long blade knife – White handle. Mamie said knife was hers She carried it to kill man who killed her Bro – No one could mess with her blood” * 19 Aug 1950 – “She was Samoan – Had been a dancer – even when drunk walked with a graceful elegance – Had a proud look – verging on a sneer – But corrupt language & a fighter when drunk. Narco-Mainliner . . . Brilliant became user thru illness” * 16 Nov 1950 – “Richardson, Nellie Bk Very nasty with p/w Smith when being booked – Kept calling her “nigger’ take hands off me – what they would do to her in South – Pled with her to behave – Miss Smith never said anything in return . . . claimed Smith broke her arm – went to X-Ray following day 1015a – Negative!” * 14 Dec 1954 – “Wo prisoner bit finger off. Found by trusty who went to clean-up stepped on finger.” * 10 Feb 1955 – “I’m glad you officers caught me and got here when you did this man was about to ride me to death.” “Yes, I’m married but here on a visit and wanted to try a strange piece.” This is a fascinating record providing insight into the life of an early female professional in a career-field dominated by men. Sergeant Ball, who retired with over 35 years of service in 1965, was one of very few female officers when she joined the Los Angeles Police in 1929. Although women had served as jail matrons or in specialized social-work-type positions in other forces, the Los Angeles Police Department became the first department to routinely employ policewomen with powers of arrest when in 1910, it swore in Alice Wells and assigned her badge number “1”. By 1937, the department employed 39 policewomen; one was Sidney A. Ball (nee Kirkpatrick and later Retzer)

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        China As She Is.

      Shanghai: Liang You Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd,, 1934. Folio. Original half cloth in imitation of grosgrain leather, metallic textured paper sides, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front cover titled in gilt, with an additional presentation stamp in gilt "Mr. K. D. Dawson compliments from M. S. Chan, Hong Kong, 1934" at lower outer corner, photographic illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt. Half-title printed in Chinese characters in red, black and gold, Chinese and English title pages, double-page map of China with captions printed red, illustrations throughout, many in colour, colour plates at front of volume with plain tissue guards. A little wear to edges of paper sides, one leaf sprung and repaired with tape at fore edge, dedication leaf also repaired with tape, a very good copy. First edition, inscribed on the first blank "Mr. K. D. Dawson, with best wishes, from M. S. Chan, Hong Kong, 1934" and gilt-stamped for presentation on the front cover.

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        Le Voyage. [4 signierte Original-Farbradierungen / 4 signed original colored etchings].

       Francois Deberdt wurde 1934 in Donnemarie-en-Montois, Frankreich geboren. Illustrierte Leinenmappe mit 4 Original-Farbradierungen. Jede Radierung nummeriert und von Francois Deberdt signiert. Nummer 8 von 75. Herausgegeben von der Galerie Peerlings. Maße Abbildungen: 45,5 x 44,8 cm. Maße Blätter: 70,0 x 56,2 cm. Leinenmappe wenig fleckig, Radierungen in sehr gutem, tadellosem Zustand. Illustrated cloth folder with 4 original colored etchings. Each etching numberd and signed by Francois Deberdt. Number 8 of 75. Measure plates/images: 45,5 x 44,8 cm. Measure sheets: 70,0 x 56,2 cm. Folder lightly spotted, etchings in mint condition. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Original-Radierung / original etching; Signatur, signiert / signature, signed copy

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        Mercantilism

      1934 - HECKSCHER, Eli F. Mercantilism. London: George Allen & Unwin, (1934). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jackets. $2200.First edition in English of this economic history of Europe from the 16th to the 18th century focusing on identifying the key characteristics of mercantilism, translated by Mendel Shapiro, in original dust jackets.One of the great classics of economic history, Mercantilism explores the role of mercantilist ideas in Europe over two centuries. Though Heckscher acknowledges the problems with setting forth a strict definition for mercantilism, he succeeds in laying out a set of mercantilism's fundamental characteristics. Today, mercantilism is largely regarded as a system of economic nationalism meant to create wealthy nations by reducing imports and increasing exports""a system often leading to global imbalances and war. While for much of the 20th century Heckscher's work was ignored due to concerns about the rise of the far left, its relevance is again clear as new concerns emerge about power imbalances with regard to a totalitarian right. Heckscher, writing as fascist governments were gaining power all over Europe, offers important insight into the economic conditions that lead""and have always led""to great danger in Europe and, indeed, worldwide. His analysis of 16th to 18th century Europe was meant to be relevant in the tumultuous political and economic environment that marked 1934, but it is no less relevant today. First published in Swedish in 1931. This first edition in English was prepared from the German edition and was revised by the author. Books fine, price-clipped dust jackets with light wear and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I. Claudius

      The First UK edition published by Arthur Barker in 1934. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to the spine. Folding chart at rear. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition with very light foxing to prelims and fore-edges. Mild pushing at the spine ends. Mild toning and dustiness to the text block. One small neat previous owner's name to the upper front blank end paper. The book is very tight. A very sharp copy! The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition with some wear to the extremities, light soiling, a couple of short closed tears and some moderate toning to the spine. Chips to the lower rear edge and lower spine. The iconic John Aldridge designed wrapper artwork presents very well in the removable Brodart archival cover. One of the author's key titles memorably filmed by the BBC in 1976 to critical acclaim and starring Sir Derek Jacobi. An increasingly scarce title to find in any collectible condition.

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        I, CLAUDIUS From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans [with] CLAUDIUS THE GOD And His Wife Messalina

      London: Arthur Baker, 1934. 2 volumes. First Edition of each volume. With fold out genealogical trees of the Imperial family and fold out and tree of the royal family of the Herods. 8vo, handsomely bound in three-quarter black crushed morocco over marbled boards, the back and corner-pieces with gilt chain ruling, the spine gilt ruled raised bands separating compartments with large gilt central tools, smooth black morocco labels in two compartments gilt tooled and lettered. 494; 575 pp. A very handsome set, the bindings pristine and as mint, the text fine with just a light touch of the mellowing to the fore-edge and prelims common to paper of the era. FIRST EDITION OF THE COMPLETE I, CLAUDIUS SAGA, Graves' best known work which became massively popular when first published in 1934 and gained literary recognition with the award of the 1934 James Tait Black Prize for fiction. The two novels' fame was considerably enlarged and renewed in 1976 when BBC Television adapted the two books into the popular serial, also entitled "I, Claudius". The production, which starred Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Brian Blessed and John Hurt, won four BAFTAs in England and three Emmys in America and is routinely listed amongst the best television series of all time.

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        Gärtnerkind mit Hacke und Blumenkorb, bunt und gold staffiert. Höhe 15,5 cm, Gewicht ca. 200 Gramm.

      Meissen Die hübsche Figur grün gewandet mit rot-goldener Weste. Über der linken Schulter eine Gärtnerhacke, an der rechten Hand ein Blumenkorb. Kopf ist nach rechts gewandt. Leider ist der kurze Stiel der Hacke abgebrochen ( liegt lose bei ) - anonsten von guter Erhaltung, ( Die Meissen-Schwertermarke aus der Periode 1934 bis heute in blau, Unterglasur ) die Schwertermarke mit Kleberesten eines alten Etiketts. ( siehe auch die Meissen-Bestellnummer 900300-60320-1 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )( Lagerort Richey - klein ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Meissen, Garten, Gärtner, Gärtnerkind, Blumenkorb, Hacke, Porzellan, Schwertermark, Google

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        LA MAISON TELLIER. Illustrations d'Edgar Degas.

      Ambroise Vollard, Paris 1934. 1 volume in-4 (340 x 270 mm) en feuilles, couverture illustrée rempliée. table des illustrations in fine sous chemise. Célèbre édition illustrée de 46 compositions dont 19 GRAVURES SUR CUIVRE EN HORS-TEXTE DONT 2 EN COULEURS SUR JAPON et 17 bois dont certains en hors-texte gravés par Aubert. Les gravures furent réalisées par Maurice Potin d'après les monotypes d' Edgar Degas (1834-1917) achetés par Ambroise Vollard à René Degas avant la vente de l'atelier du peintre. Vollard entreprit l'édition de deux ouvrages : La Maison Tellier de Guy de Maupassant et Mimes des Courtisanes de Pierre Louÿs. Il s'adressa au peintre-graveur Maurice Potin pour reproduire sur cuivre ces scènettes de maisons closes que Degas appelait lui-même ses "petits plats du jour". M. Potin réussit à merveille à pénètrer la sensibilité du dessin et la subtilité des tons de Degas. L'entreprise prit 6 ans aux deux hommes pour faire paraitre les deux ouvrages. Tirage unique à 350 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Rives. 1 book, 4to, in loose leaves under the original illustrated wrappers. 46 compositions after Degas (1834-1917) comprising 19 copper etchings (2 in color printed on japan paper) and 17 woodcuts by Aubert. 1 of the 325 numbered copies printed on vellum paper. Très bon exemplaire en feuilles en excellent état, tel que paru/ Les 19 gravures sont sous une chemise papier à rabats insérée en fin d'ouvrage. Excellent copy of this celebrated edition by Vollard.

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        Publicite 1934

      , 1934. 1934. ARTS ET METIERS GRAPHIQUES. Publicite 1934. 82 pp. Illustrated in black-and-white and colour. 4to., spiral-bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers with orange plastic overlay cover. Paris: Arts et Metiers Graphiques, 1934.An unusually fine copy of this fragile spiral-bound compilation of advertising art, abundantly illustrated by leading French designers, typographers, and artists with numerous colour plates tipped-in or mounted on special papers, or using special processes.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. Wohl Louveciennes, 28. III. 1934.

      1934. ½ S. 4to. An einen Mr. Wolfes, wohl der Komponist und Dirigent Felix Wolfes (1892-1971): "Ich danke Ihnen für Ihren Brief und bin gern bereit, mich einmal mit Ihnen zu treffen. Ich bin in dieser Woche voraussichtlich nur Freitag in Paris, kann aber noch keine genaue Stunde vereinbaren. Wollen Sie mich am Freitag etwa um 2 Uhr unter der Numer Ségur 0633 anrufen? [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; mit kleinen Randläsuren; zwei kleine Randeinrisse alt hinterlegt; etwa eine Zeile mit ms. "xs" überschrieben.

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