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        Meissen: Polychrom bemalte Figurengruppe Schäfer- und Schäferin mit 3 Schafen an Säule mit Amphore und Hut.

      Meissen, Meissen - Länge der Gruppe ca. 21 cm, Breite ca. 13 cm, max. Höhe ca. 21 cm. Eine Schäferin mit Blumenkorb lehnt an einer Säule auf der eine Amphore steht. Linkerhand sitzt ein Flöte spielender Schäfer auf einem Fels, vor den Figuren 3 Schafe ( 1 hiervon stehend, 2 liegend ). Links vom Schäfer liegt der Hut der Schäferin. Die Gruppe ist polychrom bemalt mit kleiner Goldstaffage an der Amphore sowie zweifach umlaufendem Ring am Sockel. Untenstehend mit der Schwertermarke gemarkt ( Meissen ab ca. 1934 ). Etwas berieben, ansonsten guter Zustand. ( Gewicht ca. 1100 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        A Cool Million [West's Sister's Copy]

      NY: Covici Friede. (1934). The third book by the author of Miss Lonelyhearts and the classic Hollywood novel The Day of the Locust. This is West's sister's copy, with her ownership signature, "Laura Weinstein," on the front flyleaf. West dedicated this copy to his college friend, the comic writer S.J. Perelman, who married Laura in 1929; she was Perelman's co-writer on several screenplays, including Around the World in Eighty Days and two Marx Brothers films, among others; she would later be the dedicatee of West's The Day of the Locust. Nathanael West was born "Nathan Weinstein." Although his sister, Lorraine Weinstein, would later change her name to Laura West and then to Laura Perelman, this book and other of her brother's books that came out of S.J. Perelman's library (and are now in the Special Collections of Brown University) were signed as "Laura Weinstein." Modest foxing to boards, endpages and page edges; a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with a bit of sunning on and near the spine and a few very small edge chips. A much nicer than usual copy of this novel and a unique family association copy as well as being owned by the wife of the dedicatee; one of the best copies imaginable. In a custom clamshell case. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Diamond Jim. The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1934 - Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, blue top-stain, diamond-shaped paper label to spine printed in blue and black, portrait of Tully to upper board in blind with a faux diamond inset into the board. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, glue residue visible around faux diamond in cover, endpapers toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 20 plates. First edition, first impression. The biography of the larger-then-life figure James "Diamond Jim" Brady, American tycoon, philanthropist , and toast of the New York social scene during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A collector of jewellery and precious stones, he owned 30 sets of diamond jewellery–one for each day of the month. He was also known for his enormous appetite, being described by one restauranteur as "the best 25 customers I ever had". A very attractive copy, and uncommon with both the dust jacket and the faux diamond remaining in the cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        To My Sons

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Text is clean. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering - cloth shows some light scuffing and soiling, minor bumping to spine ends. Original bookstore price sticker on rear pastedown. Corners sharp. States First Edition. Scarce first edition copy of Bell's penultimate work. ; [ Bloom, Who Should We Then Read? 2, pg. 293-294] .

      [Bookseller: Dan Glaeser Books]
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        Tender Is the Night

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934 - First edition. Lightly worn cloth, near fine in an attractive, first issue dustwrapper with an unfaded spine and some minor repair and restoration at the extremities. Fitzgerald had all but fallen off the map when this, his last completed novel, was issued. A portrait of expatriates on the French Riviera, it was supposedly based on Gerald and Sara Murphy but is as likely based on the Fitzgeralds themselves. The 1962 film version by Henry King, the last of his many films adapted from literary novels, featured Jason Robards and Jennifer Jones. Housed in a custom clamshell case. A very nice copy of a desirable and very uncommon title, almost never encountered without fading to the spine. *Connolly 100*. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Good-bye Mr Chips

      Little Brown and Company, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little Brown and Company, New York 1934. First Edition / First Printing. Published June 1934 stated on the copyright page. Cloth boards. Jacket priced at $1.25. Rare Book. True First Edition published before the British Edition. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, spots on the board. Light spots at the endpaper, very light erasures at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light spots, light age toning. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Cacciatori provincia di Bologna.

      Bologna, La Fototecnica, 1934, album in pelle di cm. 32 x 22 con cinque foto originali applicate su cartoni rigidi, ognuna delle quali con numerose foto in mezzo busto (quasi 400 in totale). Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        Le marteau sans maître.

      Paris, Editions Surréalistes, chez José Corti, 1934. - Pt. in-8°, 148p. Edition originale limitée à 500 exemplaires sur alfa, (après seulement 20 exemplaires ornés d'une pointe sèche de Kandinsky et 12 exemplaires d'auteur). Bien complet du prière d'insérer de Tristan Tzara. En excellente condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed "Karol Szymanowski" from his Symphonie concertante (Symphony No. 4, Op. 60)

      - Notated on a partial album leaf, ca. 73 x 149 mm. Signed and dated London, October 29, 1934 in dark blue ink.Two measures on one staff with treble clef, 3/4 time signature, and a key signature of one flat. Autograph titling ("Symphonie Concertante") to upper margin. With the autograph signature of noted German soprano Ria Ginster (1898-1985) in black ink to verso.Slightly worn and soiled; verso with minor wear, brief annotation in pencil, and remnants of transparent tape to margins. The Symphonie Concertante, for solo piano and orchestra, was premiered in Pozna on October 9, 1932, with the composer at the piano. Although he dedicated it to the great pianist Anton Rubinstein, Szymanowski intended to perform the piece himself, on as many stages as possible, to earn money. He therefore "shaped the solo part with a view to his own performance capabilities, adjusting it to his hand; hence, the work is very different from the typical 'pianism' of contemporary concertos - those by Maurice Ravel or Prokofiev. In order to add brilliance, somewhat lacking in the piano part, Szymanowski increased the role of the orchestra, in a colourful and impressive style. so that the soloists'; figures are constantly being supplemented and "ornamented" by the picturesque and brilliant timbres of the symphonic ensemble, to a degree which goes beyond the usual convention of the concerto form and the idea of a dialogue." "Symphonie concertante for piano and orchestra op. 60.", a noted Polish pianist and composer, was much influenced by the music of his countryman Chopin, Polish folk music, and a number of other composers including Strauss, Debussy and Ravel. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Harrap, 1934 Two volumes, Volume one in the first new edition, revised, 1934. It is inscribed by Churchill for Christmas for Lady Stevenson. As this book was published in November, 1934, and here it is inscribed by Churchill for Christmas, 1934, it is likely that this was a genuine presentation gift from Churchill to his friend Lady Stevenson. Very good, with a very good copy of the first edition of volume two, together in a custom-made collector's case.. Inscribed by Author(s). 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Monuments Turcs d'Anatolie

      E. de Boccard, Paris 1934 - 2 vols. Vol. I: 103 text diagrams and figures, 56 plates, vii, 170p. Vol. II: 120 text diagrams and figures, 80 plates (I-LXXIX plus IIbis), iii, 204p. Original cloth-backed boards. 38cm. Boards a light khaki on Vol. I and beige on Vol. II (presumably as published). French text. Subtitle on Vol. I: Kayseri-Nigde; subtitle on Vol. II: Amasya-Tokat-Sivas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Binding not tight. Small stain to one page, otherwise very handsome copy ; Extremely scarce. Table of contents shows foreword at page xi and introduction at page xiii, but the line for the latter has been crossed out in pen in the table of contents and is not in fact present, the foreword is there but the pagination goes from xi to page one of the book; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xi, 260 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Paroxysmes de L'Amour a La Mort

      Paris: Editions Eugene Figuiere, 1934. Original wraps. Very Good +/Very Good +. INSCRIBED BY MUSIDORA on the front free endpaper. A very sharp copy to boot of the 1934 1st edition of this novel by French actress Jeanne Roques (aka "Irma Vep"), who here pseudonymously writes as "Musidora" . Clean and VG+ in its printed wrappers (with one very small, almost imperceptible tear at the front panel) and in a crisp, VG+ example of the glassine dustjacket, which has served to protect the book very nicely. 12mo, only 63 copies of this very uncommon title were issued in the 1st printing.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        La mano del muerto // Memorias de Garibaldi

      Editorial Sopena 1934 - 24x17cm, 283pp+235pp. Conservan la cubierta original a color. Doble columna Holandesa, lomera en piel con dorados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Leona LibreRía]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Knopf, 1934 A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the title page and 1934 on the title page. Original price of $2.00 net still on front flap of dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Mary Poppins

      Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934 A near fine first US edition signed by Julie Andrews on a tipped-in page. Dust jacket is fine but price-clipped. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

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        The Jaffa Orange Syndicate Ltd - Aroma. Plakat.

      (Palästina) Friedman u. Kagan, o. J. (ca 1934 - 1 Blatt. Format ca. 29x22,5 cm Franz Krausz (oder Kraus, geb. 1905 in Sankt Pölten, Österreich - gest. 1998 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israelischer Grafikdesigner, wuchs in Graz auf und arbeitete in der Werkstatt seines Bruders Emil Krausz. Von 1926 bis 1933 lebte er in Berlin und war führender Grafikdesigner des Friedrich Ernst-Hübschverlages. Nach der Arbeit studierte er an der Reimann-Schule. Mit der Machtergreifung der Nazis wanderte Krausz nach Tel Aviv im damaligen Palästina aus und war dort einer der ersten, der das moderne Marketing mit den Techniken des Grafikdesigns einführte. . Siehe: G. Eisenhut: Franz Krausz, Wien u. Graz 2005. - Introduction to the Poster Department (all were Published between 1930-1934 in Palestine). - Attractive advertisement, in beautiful colors for the Jaffa Orange Syndicate that marketed Jaffa oranges. By Franz Krausz and Dr. Jacobsohn, Yechezkel Friedman and Yeichel Kagen advertising. - Excellent, like-new condition. One of a kind poster, especially rare. - Franz Kraus (also known as Franz Krausz; 13 May 1905, St. Pölten, Austria - 1998, Tel Aviv, Israel) was an Israeli graphic designer. Kraus grew up in Graz, Austria, and claimed that his favorite place was the art studio of brother Emil Kraus. Kraus lived in Berlin 1926-33, where he eventually assumed the position of the sole graphic designer of the Friedrich Ernst Hübsch-Verlag (publisher). As a night student, he studied in the Reimann Schule in Berlin, Due to the frightening public antisemitic incidences there, he and Anni decided to immigrate to Palestine. Krausz was a graphic artist who immigrated to Palestine in 1934 and settled in Tel Aviv. He brought modern marketing and design techniques to the country. - Literature: G. Eisenhut: Franz Krausz, Wien u. Graz 2005. - Introduction to the Poster Department (all were Published between 1930-1934 in Palestine).

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        The Barretts of Wimpole Street (Original screenplay for the 1934 film)

      Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1934. Draft script for the 1934 film. Based on the 1930 play by Rudolf Besier. A young invalid poetess begins a romantic relationship with a fellow poet and must combat her overprotective father for the right to live her own life. Nominated for Academy Awards for both Best Picture and Best Actress in a Leading Role. Light blue titled wrappers, rubber-stamped as Vault Copy on the front wrapper, production No. 2015, dated March 20, 1934, with credits for screenwriters Vajda and West. 154 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Voyage a Tripoli du 3 au 15 Avril 1934

      1934 - Texto mecanografiado original de Hortense Serristori de 26 hojas narrando su viaje a Tripoli en 1934. Encuadernado en cartoné de época. La Condesa Hortense Serristori (1871 - 1960) fue una escritora italiana de origen español. Nacida en una familia de aristócratas españoles, llevó una educación francesa, Hortense de la Gándara se casó con un conde florentino Umberto Serristori. Estableció su residencia principal en Florencia, fue nombrada dama del palacio de la reina Elena de Italia. En virtud del cargo que ocupa dentro de la corte de Roma, la condesa Serristori estaba en contacto con los más destacados miembros de la sociedad y la cultura de Europa de la primera mitad del siglo XX. Dedicó la mayor parte de su tiempo a viajar. Hortense Serristori publicó dos libros vida, escritos en francés, de sus experiencias de viaje (Avec les mouettes y Les mouettes frissonent). Éste viaje a Tripoli no se llegó a publicar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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      Japan 1934, Jacoulet. A single deluxe large print, sheet. size ca. 35 x 46 cm.,print size ca. 30 x 39.5 cm., woodblock. printed by hand on hand-made paper, carved by Yamagishi,. printed by Ushibara. FIRST LIMITED & ONLY NUMBERED EDITION. JACOULET'S FIRST PRINT ! NUMBER 71 OF 150 NUMBERED COPIES This being number 71 of 150 prints. * This is Jacoulet's FIRST print, and the print That launched his artistic career. It is also the first print in a projected flower series which included eight other prints. * The mica background is flawless & magnificent. Other printers who tried this delicate technique later saw this mica chip and flaked off. However, Jacoulet's master printer Ushibara expertly applied mica with such skill and produced a flawless example. * OUR COPY: Our copy is the FIRST PRINTING, of which 150 impressions were done, and is distinguished by the "two frown" lines found on the woman's forehead. Per Miles p.89, "this is omitted in the second edition." . This very RARE print is signed in pencil "Paul Jacoulet" then "Fan" sealed with his cinnabar chop [Hanko]. The paper is watermarked "PJ" in the lower left corner. Miles has also pointed out on p.128 that: "The South Seas prints were all created from sketches and paintings done between 1929 and 1936... Since many were lost because of World War II bombing of Tokyo, several of them are among the rarest & most desirable of all the artist's oeuvre." . Then Miles then cites a list of these "most desirable" prints, and begins with this print as number one on that list ! See Miles below. *** CONDITION: There is a bit of toning to the margin, otherwise, a flawless example. The sparkle of the crushed mica is truly beautiful and represents a high-water mark in Japanese woodblock hand-printing technique. Truly lovely as the day it was published. Framed and glazed. We have posted two color photos of this to our home page: the first under "cover" is a digital photo of this print; the second is the color frontispiece from Miles under "illustration 1." * A copy recently sold at auction for $1800. * REFERENCE: R. Miles; THE PRINTS OF PAUL JACOULET, illustrated as the color frontispiece and again on p.41, as item number 1, descriptive text on p.89. . Per Miles: "Jacoulet's first print was made from his favorite South Seas watercolor. The original depicted a far more worn and prematurely aged creature than did either of the editions... The paler coloring and introspective expression of the first impression gave way to crisper, brighter colors under Jacoulet's direct supervision. There is a rich silver mica background." *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Report on South-West Africa : its suitability for Jewish colonization and the possibility of securing land for that purpose.

      Eigenverlag, February 1934. - 60 pages, slight library marks, self published mimeograph for private distribution , new covers. Wrapper. Good and clean copy. Serious study of SW Africa and its climate, railroads, health, minerals, labor, settlements, irrigation etc and its legal status and the League of Nations mandate.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Welwitschia Dr. Andreas Eckl]
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        Eleven New Cantos XXXI - XLI [SIGNED]

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. A Fine, Superior, copy of the first American Edition, first printing first issue -- with the error in the list of Pound's works facing the title page -- (a bare touch of edge wear), in a Very Good + dust jacket (some general toning, light wear to the spine ends and panel corners, two short closed tears: one where the rear panel meets the upper spine and one to the front panel's bottom edge, and one tiny tear where the rear panel meets the spine edge), SIGNED BY EZRA POUND on the title page; a relatively uncommon book of which only 1,500 copies were printed with only 1,000 of such copies having been used for this, the first issue [with the remaining 500 copies having been used for the second issue (New Directions, 1940]). Considered to be one of the most significant works of modernist poetry, the Cantos was issued over a period of time in multiple separate volumes and was left incomplete at Pound's death. The first four Cantos contained in this volume deal extensively in the emergence of the newly-born United States, quoting extensively from the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and others. Those and the volume's other Cantos stretch an arc from the revolutionary times of Jefferson and the forming of a new nation to the fascism of Mussolini. Copies in the dust jacket are surprisingly uncommon and signed copies are scarce. A Fine, Superior, copy of the first edition, first printing, first issue, SIGNED BY EZRA POUND. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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      [Hawaii, 1934. Oblong quarto. Original black cloth covers, string-tied. Primarily comprised of silver-gelatin prints, with a handful of color images. Photos with some minor soiling and silver mirroring, but mostly clean and sharp. Very good. Exceptional photograph album of 1930's Hawaii, apparently compiled by someone involved with Wheeler Field and military aviation. The album opens with eight photographs of military and aviation maps of the islands, followed by about a dozen of Wheeler Field, then several of planes in the air. There are four photos featuring the record-breaking Australian aviator Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, who stopped in Hawaii on his way from Australia to Oakland, California. Of note are two photographs of Franklin D. Roosevelt's visit to Hawaii in 1934, one showing the cruiser U.S.S. Houston arriving at Honolulu, escorted by sea and air craft, the other of him in the back seat of an open automobile shaking hands with soldiers. Roosevelt was the first sitting president to visit Hawaii. Also included are a number of fine scenic shots of beaches, Diamond Head, fine buildings in Honolulu, and more. Many of the photographs are stamped on the back, "This photograph not to be published without authority of the assistant chief of staff,G-2. Hawaiian department. Fort Shafter T.H. If authority is granted credit line must read: photo by eleventh photo section A.C. Wheeler Field. T.H."

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        The Theory and Practice of Poster Art

      Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.: Signs of the Times. Hardcover. 250 pages. 10.75 x 8.5". Black boards with yellow lettering upon front. Printed upon glossy stock. Nine one-page colour illustrations. Profusely illustrated with wonderful black and white illustrations and photos of 1930's sample artwork. The twenty-nine chapters include: Poster Layout; Water Color Posters; Velour Posters; Transparent Posters; Pastel Posters; Air Brush Posters; Lithograph Posters; Linoleum Posters; Foreign Posters; Painting in Oil; "Aplakay" Posters; Lettering (fonts); Design; Figure Drawing; Backgrounds; Theatrical Fronts (featuring spectacular photos); Animated Displays; Theatre Decoration; Silk Screen Posters; Pen-and-Ink Work; Color; Animal Drawing; Costumes; Reference Material; Holiday Posters; Posters of the Future; Pencil Sketch Posters; Set-Pieces; and Elementary Poster Art. Author gained several years of sign display experience prior to WWI, following which his career as a poster artist began, ultimately leading him to New York where he organized the Publix Theatres Corporation's art department which provided poster art for approximately 1,600 theatres. In 1932 he opened his own Duke Wellington, Inc. studio and contracted to produce lobby displays for theatres in the metropolitan New York area. - from Introduction. Above-average but not excessive wear. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Front hinge starting. Back hinge half open. Faint remnants of calculations erased from title page. Theatre rubber stamp and bit of writing atop page 11. A worthy copy of this rare and treasured work. . Fair. 1934. First Edition.

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        A collection of menus, together with a smaller group of invitation cards from the same period.

      Aberdeen: various printers including Her Majesty’s Printers, the Queen’s Printers, and the King’s Printers, c. 1891-1934. - Approximately 76 menus, various paginations including 4pp., some printed to one side only, many of them with colour printing and occasionally with portraits of the beneficiary of the dinner, a few with adhesion damage where sometime removed from an album but the majority in very good to fine condition though several with creasing and minor staining; together with approximately 28 printed menus, three of which are addressed by hand to David Littlejohn, in very good condition. This collection offers a broad sample of menus printed by the government printers in Aberdeen for various official and semi-official dinners in the city. They include the complimentary luncheon given to the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen on their return from Canada in 1898; celebrations of Queen Victoria’s birthdays; the dinner for the coronation of Edward VII, for his birthdays, and for his and his Queen’s visit to Aberdeen in 1906; dinners of the St Andrew Society, the University of Aberdeen, the Aberdeen Steam Navigation Company, the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, and various other Aberdeen-based companies, associations, funds, and groups. One menu records a dinner given by the Society of Advocates for their ex-president David Littlejohn, the recipient of some of the invitations and possibly of the other menus in this collection.

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        Huasipungo (Novela)

      Imprenta Nacional, Quito.Ecuador 1934 - Autor: (Ecuador, 1906-1978) 214 págs. 20 x 14.7 cm. Castellano Holandesa, con las cubiertas. Cubierta de Humberto Gavela O. (en la contraportada). Dedicatoria manuscrita de Icaza. Esta es la novela que proyectó internacionalmente a Icaza, a la literatura ecuatoriana y a la literatura indigenista hispanoamericana. Novela importante de Hispaonoamérica. Ecuador - Novela - Autógrafo - Indigenismo - Rara 372 gramos [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Stable Money - A History of the Movement

      Adelphi Company Publishers, 1934, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 442 pages. Index. Selected bibliography. Signature of Frank Cyril James upon front free endpaper. Dr. James earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1922 and went on to serve as Principal of McGill University from 1939 to 1962. - from online reference. This copy was apparently donated to McGill as its deaccession stamp is placed over Dr. James's signature and faint evidence remains of a label removed from the spine. "No one... can possibly appreciate the great importance of the subject of which this book treats until he has ... acquired a realizing sense of how, all his life, he has been the victim of the 'money illusion.'" - from Introduction. Textured navy boards. Backstrip lettering dull but legible. Moderate soiling to edges. Binding intact. Average external wear. A sound copy of this monetary classic. Fisher M-2058

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        After Worlds Collide

      Stanley paul and Co [1934], London - 8vo. 288pp. + 32pp. ads. Bound in publisher's terracotta cloth titled in black to spine and front board, some minor grubbiness here and there and light bumping to spine ends but a very good copy, strong and handsome. In a bright, clean, unclipped example of the vividly illustrated dustwrapper, some chipping to extremities, slight inoffensive loss to spine ends and with two discreet area of tape reinforcement to verso. A very striking example of a book seldom seen in wrapper, or in fact seldom seen, the US first is a far more readily available book. The sequel to the wildly successful "When World's Collide." which featured the imminent destruction of earth via a collision with two rogue planets (named Bronson Alpha and Bronson Beta, which I guess is an improvement on "Earth"). This state of affairs requires the hasty construction of a space ark to colonise Bronson Beta, a journey across a chaotic and anarchic US, a quantity of natural catastrophes and the similtaneous launch of several ark ships from different nations (the French don't make it, spoiler alert). This sequel picks up where the first novel ended (I realise that sequels usually do that) with our intrepid survivors exploring the mysterious expanse of Bronson Beta, discovering the ruins of a lost and considerably advanced civilisation and, naturally and inevitably, starting a war with the Russian, German and Chinese survivors, who refer to themselves as "The Dominion of Asian Realists" proving that geography is just so last planet. Apparently this is just manifest destiny no matter what has happened elsewhere in the universe. There's the usual jealousy over who gets to keep the best looking woman, she naturally doesn't get much of a say, and squabbles over leadership. It's about the most sci-fi piece of sci-fi I've ever catalogue. An edition that is tricky to locate in first, and even more so in dustwrapper. mh [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns Rare Books & Curiosities]
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        Goodbye Mr. Chips!

      Hodder & Stoughton 1934 - First British edition, first printing. Signed and Dated by James Hilton, two months after publication. Very Good, in an unclipped dust jacket. Light lean to spine. Light edge wear to cloth. Pages toned, with light foxing. An unknown inscription also appears on the same page as Hilton's. Dust jacket shows rubbing and soiling, with several edge chips and tape repairs made to the verso. First British edition, signed and dated by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Photographs by Man Ray 1920 Paris 1934.

      Hartford: Hartford, Conn.: James Thrall Soby, 1934. First edition, with the ficticious second edition labeled on the copyright page. Tall quarto, original spiral bound color-photographic stiff paper wrappers. Inscribed by Man Ray on the title page, "For Roberta Man Ray Paris 1963" with a small drawing of an eye, and a six-line poem in Man Ray's hand adhered to the inside front cover, which reads. "For Roberta (personal) Even her hands blushed- but her hair- remained as pale as her teeth- menacing-so- I took her hand- and let it go- at that. Man." The recipient was art dealer and friend of Man Ray's, Roberta Kimmel Cohn. In very good condition with some rubbing and a light crease to the front panel. This was Man Ray's first monograph, and his friends pulled out all the stops to herald it" (Roth, 80). It contains poetry and essays by the leading figures of the Dada and Surrealist movements: Andr? Breton, Paul ?luard, Marcel Duchamp (written under his famous pseudonym "Rrose Selavy") and Tristan Tzara. "Man Ray's work introduced a particular note [to Surrealism], since he used photography and recognized early on that this medium could reproduce the effects of object-based art in two-dimensional form. Photography was in a position to preserve the ordinary and to unleash surreal effects" (Icons of Photography, 26). In a short preface entitled "The Age of Light," Ray cites "individual human emotion and desire" as the "only inspirations" for his pictures. Text in English and French. First edition, second issue, with the fictitious "Second Edition" on the cancel title page placed there by the publisher, who "attempted to generate demand where none existed by suggesting the edition had sold out... After replacing the title pages of these copies... with one stating second edition, he returned them for sale" (Roth, 80). See also Parr & Badger I:108.

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        "Sapphire Mesa": Original typescript of this Western story, with numerous pencil corrections, on 126 pages, approximately 30,000 words. Clipped to page 1 is a pencilled note reading: "Manuscript copy / Published in Masked Rider Western / Written by William H. Stueber and used in magazine as by Orrin Holmer / Owned by us / Not yet elaborated"

      449 West 48th Street, New York City, 1934. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Some marginal tape-repaired tears, else very good. 1 vols. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Original Corrected Typescript of Zorro-Like Western Story. This story was originally titled "Phantom of Justice"; its hero bears a resemblance to Johnston McCulley's character Zorro: dressed in black, with a black mask, riding a black stallion, his real persona that of an intelligent, resourceful friend of downtrodden Mexican people, he is known as the Masked Rider, righter of wrongs. The fact that the story was published in The Masked Rider Western pulp magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, for August 1934, is clearly no coincidence.

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        Bright Ambush

      New York: John Day Company. (1934). First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with sunning at the extremities, and a modest tear on the front panel. Inscribed by the author: "for Laura Mae Carlisle thanking her for her kindness -- Audrey Wurdemann. 10 October 1936." Author's first book, winner of the Pultizer Prize for Poetry. .

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        Burmese Days

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth lightly soiled, with spine a bit faded and spotted, though cloth remains in much nicer shape than as typically found. Bottom corners lightly bumped, spine ends bruised. Previous owner rubber stamp to front paste down. A nice copy of Orwell's first published novel.

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        Autograph letter signed "Milhaud" to an unidentified male correspondent

      - The performance to which Milhaud refers probably occured on September 11, 1934 at the Teatro La Fenice as part of the Venice Biennale. The program included the Italian premiere of the Symphonic Suite from Maximilien and other pieces by Berg, Stravinsky, Pizzetti, and Lambert. With the exception of the Berg, each composer conducted his own work."[Milhaud] was associated with the avant garde of the 1920s, whose abundant production reflects all musical genres. A pioneer in the use of percussion, polytonality, jazz and aleatory techniques, his music allies lyricism with often complex harmonies. Though his sources of inspiration were many and varied, his music has compelling stylistic unity." Jeremy Drake in Grove Music Online. 2 pp. Oblong octavo (ca. 103 x 138 mm.). Dated September 4 [?1934]. In ink on cardstock with "L'Enclos Aix-en-Provence Téléphone 99" printed at upper left corner. In French (with translation).Milhaud writes about an upcoming performance of his symphonic suite from his opera Maximilien, probably at the Venice Biennale. He regrets that his correspondent did not order material for it from Universal Edition, but is nonetheless very happy that "in spite of so many difficulties everything is arranged." He includes information about the suite within quotation marks. ". Because I can do nothing without the material, I have set my departure for Friday, and will be in Venice on Saturday. Here is some information about the suite: 'This symphonic suite comprises the dramatic interludes and the Overture from the opera Maximilien. premiered at the Paris Opéra in 1932. The Suite, performed for the first time in Italy, at the Venice Biennale, comprises 4 interludes (the last of which is a funeral song) and a Finale'. "With several autograph corrections. Slightly worn and soiled.

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        Television. To-Day and To-morrow

      London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons 1934 - Demy octavo, pp.xxxii; 208; 24, advertisements. With 70 photographic plates and 56 illustrations. With a new preface to this [fourth] edition, and a foreword by John Logie Baird. Publisher's gilt-titles cloth in striking colour pictorial dust-wrapper. Book is near fine (slightly dusty); jacket a little rubbed with a few minor chips and tears. Rather scarce in the wrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The old Waldorf-Astoria bar book; with amendments due to repeal of the XVVIIIth; giving the correct recipes for five hundred cocktails and mixed drinks known and served at the world's most famous brass rail before prohibition, together with more than one hundred established formulas for cocktails and other beverages, originated while prohibition was in effect; the whole flavored with dashes of history mixed in a shaker of anecdote and served with a chaser of illuminative information

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. Octavo, viii + 177 pages. First edition, although sections of the book can be found in the earlier Old Waldorf Bar Days, which was more history and less cocktail recipe book. Another edition of this work, published by the author in green cloth, followed this in 1935. Some general soiling to text block, in publisher's illustrated, black and red printed gray cloth, with light edge wear, rubbing and stains. Still good plus. Scarce. [OCLC locates ten copies].

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        Fragment de manuscrit autographe sur Gaston Doumergue

      1934 - - [1934], 1 page in-8, en feuilles. - Manuscrit autographe de l'auteur de 1 page in-8, vraisemblablement inédit. Manuscrit recto seul incomplet, à l'écriture dense, comportant quelques corrections et ajouts, au verso d'un relevé imprimé des abonnements au Journal des Débats, période de mai 1934 jusqu'à mai 1935. Ce texte de Maurice Blanchot a probablement été écrit peu après la démission du Président du Conseil (et ancien Président de la République), Gaston Doumergue, survenue le 8 novembre 1934. Le jeune homme est alors rédacteur en chef au Journal des Débats et ce manuscrit semble être un brouillon d'article consacré à la carrière de Doumergue, et resté vraisemblablement inédit, après son départ du gouvernement où il avait été appelé au lendemain des manifestations de février 1934. Il fait partie des rares manuscrits de cette époque encore conservés : Blanchot a en effet détruit la plupart de ses écrits des années 1930, reniant sa participation active et politique à la presse d'extrême-droite. Dans ce texte, Blanchot loue les talents de politicien de Doumergue : « Toute la carrière de Doumergue est marquée par une progression constante. Elle va par un perfectionnement remarquable vers le moment de sa vie où il tentera non seulement de gouverner mais d'améliorer les moyens du gouvernement. C'est cette sorte de dialectique qui le met à part comme homme et comme homme d'Etat. » Rare manuscrit des années 1930. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Probably unpublished manuscript text on Doumergues 1935. Very rare document of that era, Blanchot has destroyed most of the manuscript of that era. Attached: draft manuscripts composed of Nietzsche quotes. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        No-isho / Japanese no-play costume [2 Volumes]

      Meiji-Shobo, [1934], Portfolio, Book Condition: Very Good-; 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are clean and bright as are the cloth bindings. Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with ... (Truncated). Condition: Very Good-; 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are clean and bright as are the cloth bindings. Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in Japanese. Title leaves in English.. Illustrated by 100 color halftone plates; Noh or Nogaku is a major musical theater style that has been performed since the 14th century, the longest major theater art still regularly preformed today. While the costumes originally reflected the dress of the day by the 16th century they became infused with symbolism and were elaborately woven and embroidered in silk.; 10

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        Doctor Partridge's Almanack for 1935 (Signed Copy - Inscribed By Gerald Brenan to Augustus John)

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1934. First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. Book bound in the original black cloth with gilt tiling to spine. 23.5 × 15cm. xii + 65pp. Full title: Doctor Partridge's Almanack for 1935, with an Account of his Resurrection from the Grave after lying dead in it for 2 Centuries by G. Robinson, Also a Brief Exposition of his Religious & Astrological Teaching by Professor Blish. Collected and Set Forth by George Beaton. This copy has been signed by Gerald Brenan to Welsh artist Augustus John to the ffep, with the addition of George Beaton in pencil under Brenan's name (probably in a different hand). Brenan and John were good friends, and John visited Brenan in his Spanish village home at Yegen. Gerald Brenan's second book (writing as George Beaton). This is a fantasy novelof sorts, andis described on the dustwrapper: "Dr Partridge was the astrologer whose death, it will be remembered, was predicted by Swift. When the time came, Swift published a description of the event. It was in vain that the poor astrologer protested that not only was he still alive but that he had also been alive upon the day in question - no-one believed him. He died in obscurity nineteen years later. In this book Mr Beaton brings Dr Partridge back to life with a philosophy and a message and a prophetic faculty acquired among the dead. It is a fantasy of a curious kind - moving about the figure of the sinister doctor, who advocates with alarmingly plausible arguments the religion and policy he has brought up from the grave. At the end come the prophecies, which are likely to be more exactly fulfilled than most people now imagine." Condition: The book itself is in good plus condition, it has a small split to the head of the spine and some minor bumping to the corners. There is also a little hint of forward lean to the spine. There is some very light foxing to the endpapers but the main body of text is in good clean condition and the binding is secure. The dustwrapper is rather worn, with loss to all corners and and the head and tail of the spine with a tanned spine and signs of overall wear. However, it has not been price-clipped (5s.) and is now within a protective sleeve. PLEASE SEE THE COX AND BUDGE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO SEE OUR FULL RANGE OF BOOKS. MANY THANKS. . Signed by the Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good / Fair.

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        AIZ.Das Illustrierte Volksblatt.

      1934. HEARTFIELD, John. AIZ. Das Illustrierte Volksblatt. Volume X111 No. 42. With photomontage by John Heartfield. Folio, loose as issued. Berlin: Neuer Deutscher Verlag, 1934. |~||~||~||~||~| From 1930 to 1938 Heartfield provided photomontages that were published in the Arbeiter-Illustrierte Zeitung. Many of these astonishing images are masterpieces of the art of caricature, and resulted in Heartfield having to flee for his life. This issue has the photomontage depicting a man a woman and a baby in a cloud of poison gas above the caption: Only poison gas creates true national unity." A fine copy. David Evans, John Heartfield AIZ pp. 260-261.

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1934., 1934. First edition. First edition. Lightly spotted at bottom edge of front cover panel, else a very good bright copy in dust jacket that has been restored by a paper conservator. A very early (the third case for Perry Mason) and difficult title, and especially so in the elusive dust jacket.

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        THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1934 - Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9-1/4") bound in half natural cowhide leather and printed paper sides designed by Valenti Angelo. The unabridged translation complete with notes and index by Sir Richard Burton. Illustrated with 1001 drawings by Valenti Angelo. Copy #876 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. The first multi-volume set issued by the press. Scarce Monthly Letter laid in. The leather on the spine has virtually no wear or rubbing and retains its suppleness; the corners are straight and the contents fresh. The slipcases also are very nice, completely intact with just a little fading. It is extremely difficult to find this set today in anything approaching this condition as the leather did not wear well. Fine set in close to Fine slipcases [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Acier. Un nouveau Grand Palais des Expositions.

      - Editions O.T.U.A., s.d. (1934-1935). In-folio, 164 pp., reliure dos toilé, couverture montée sur les deux plats (Cassandre), dessins, plans, photographies (usure et petites salissures, étiquettes, dos refait ?). Présente les projets, jamais réalisés, pour un Grand Palais des Expositions à La Défense. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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