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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food & Drink]
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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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        THE CASE OF THE LUCKY LEGS

      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]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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        A Life Time Collection of 688 Recipes for Drinks

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing stated. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth darkened at spine, and a bit stained at the rear. Top edge of page block is soiled, pages show toning and light wear. Hinge at half-title page is exposed. A lovely vintage cocktail book, and very scarce!

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        West Wind The Life Story of Joseph Reddeford Walker - Knight of the Golden Horseshoe

      Privately Printed, Los Angeles, CA 1934 - Very Good-, front board scuffed lower edge, spine lt. Rubbing; SIGNED BY PERCY BOOTH on an early blank leaf, dated August 1, 1934. Semicircular discoloration top front board. Edition of 100 copies printed in 1934. Howes W165, Graff 4558; First; Quarter leather; Small 4to; No DJ [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (Collins Crime Club, Golf Mystery, First UK Edition)

      London: Collins Crime Club, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/New Facsimile. Orange cloth over boards, title and decorations printed in black onto upper board and spine, 12mo (7-1/4 inches [18.5 cm] tall), pp. 252, [2] ads. The "By the Same Author" page lists up to "The Listerdale Mystery" (June, 1934), the Christie title published just prior to "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" (September, 1934) ; "Parker Pyne Investigates" was published in November, 1934 and is not present here as it would be in later printings. Volume with modest wear, fading and soil to covers, slight tilt to spine, 1/8 inch closed tear to head of spine, faint ring mark to rear board, pencil erasure to ffep and scattered foxing to text block and edges. DJ is a new first edition facsimile. "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?" is a Golf Mystery written by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club in September, 1934. It was successfully screened as a made-for-TV film in both 1980 and 2008. From the book "On going to play his ball Bobby suddenly came upon the body of a man. He bent over him. The man was not yet dead. 'Why didn't they ask Evans?' he said, and then the eyelids dropped..." - classic Christie.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

      Le Vasseur Paris 1934 - Two volumes, 4to (26.6 x 19.9 cm), copy number 2 from a limited edition of 720 copies, one of 19 copies on japon impérial with two extra suites of plates (one with 25 colour plates, one with 25 in black) each within a glassine sleeve and an original gouache by the artist, 20 pochoir plates and illustrations by Barbier, original printed wrappers, uncut, cream folders with morocco lettering-pieces, cream watered silk covered slipcase (lightly soiled), an excellent set. Barbier's last major work. This is copy #2, of only 19 with an original drawing by Barbier and two extra suites of plates. That he would turn his attention to Choderlos de Laclos' great novel of sexual intrigue was inevitable. Eighteenth century France, particularly in the decades before the Revolution, had become his favourite country of the mind. Here Barbier was prepared to illustrate the text rather than use it as a point of departure for decorative compositions. Though he did not neglect the opportunities for decorative treatment of setting andcostume which the novel provided, he for once stuck to the narrative and presented all the big scenes in its intricate plot. In doing so, Barbier gives us the finest illustrations of the novel since Monnet and Gérard's 1796 edition. The original illustration is not one of those from the book but depicts a similar scene, with a well-dressed and over-made-up lady sitting on a couch next to a young man. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        SELECTED POEMS with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      New York: Henry Holt, (1934). Third Edition. Hardcover. Spine a tad darkened, gilt still clear. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. A beautiful example. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "For Harry and Anna-Louise Rudin of Vermont" on the front endpaper with the entire eight-line poem "Dust of Snow" in FROST'S HOLOGRAPH above the inscription.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Charles' Book of Punches and Cocktails

      New York: Arden Book Company, 1934. Hardcover. Like New. Stated new edition, revised and enlarged. Fine, in a Very Good dust jacket. A very sharp copy, with faint touches of rubbing at corners and spine ends. Light toning to pages, with two bottom corners creased. Dust jacket shows light edge wear with faint crimping and several short closed tears; fading to pink on spine and lightly to top edge of front panel A lovely copy in a striking and rare dust jacket.

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        The Theory of Money and Credit

      Jonathan Cape, London 1934 - 445 pages. Index. Translator's Note. First English language edition, translated from the second (1924) German edition. "A detailed sophisticated explanation of the quantity theory of money based on the subjective, marginal utility theory. Explains money's origin, the development and nature of banking, the cause and consequences of inflation and credit expansion, the differences in the value of different moneys, as well as the reason for 'cyclical' economic fluctuations." (B2 Greaves & McGee). Black top stain. Bottom edge uncut. Above-average wear to black cloth exterior. Narrow opening between backstrip and back board. Quarter-inch missing from top of backstrip which bears bright gilt lettering. No external markings. Usual internal library markings. Minor quantity of light pencil marginalia and underlining to contents. A worthy reading copy of this classic work by the famed liberterian and prominent member of the Austrian School. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nas svet [= Do zivota. Nova rada 1]

      Praha: Dedictvi Komenskeho v Praze – Vydavatelstvi Druzstevni prace 1934 OHLWd. (vorne laminiert), [4]+18+[2] Seiten, quer 31 x 23 cm, abgegriffen, angeschmutzt, Bindung etwas lose, erste Seiten etwas fingerfleckig, insgesamt guter Zustand.Toyen, Avantgarde, Kinderbuch

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        Alexander Cheves Haskell The Portrait of a Man

      Plimpton Press, Norwood, Massachusetts 1934 - 8vo. [1], ix, [1], 224pp., [1]. Frontispiece portrait of Haskell. Illustrated. Light blue cloth hardcover with gilt title on spine. Light fade to cloth spine and board edges. Occasional light foxing to end sheets. Scarce. Nevins I p.78. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia della artiglieria italiana,

      A cura della rivista d'artiglieria e genio,, 1934-55 - 16 Volumi per un totale di oltre 15.000 pagine con migliaia di illustrazioni in b/n e a colori, anche a piena pagina, legatura editoriale in tela con titoli in oro per i primi 9 volumi, pubblicati tra il '34 e il '43, in seguito l'opera fu pubblicata, fino alla fine, in brossura. Minimi restauri ad alcune legature, ma in complesso ottimo esemplare di un'opera monumentale ed insuperabile per documentazione tecnica e iconografica, molto difficile da reperire completa in tutte le sue parti, compreso il grandissimo grafico dell'evoluzione nel tempo dei vari reparti di artiglieria conservato in apposita tasca nel IX volume. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        I, Claudius

      London: Arthur Barker,, 1934. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54. Octavo. Original black cloth, gilt lettered spine, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Folding genealogical table. Jacket spine lightly toned and chipped at head, a few slight marks to back panels, spine of binding rolled. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Graves's most famous book, and one of the most famous historical novels, which garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black Memorial prizes. With a clipped signature of Graves loosely inserted: "Yours ever(?) Robert".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A BOY'S WILL with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT STANZA

      Henry Holt and Company (1934), New York - Crane A2.2. The Second American Edition of Frost's first book, designated "First 1934 Edition" on the copyright page. The book was redesigned and the text completely reset, with a woodcut by Thomas Nason added and a few minor changes by Frost made from the original edition. This copy SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED for Don Smith on the front endpaper with the last stanza of a poem in the book, "The Vantage Point," titled here by Frost as "People in the Distant Village and Graveyard," in MANUSCRIPT in Frost's hand: "And if by noon I have to [sic] much of these/I have but to turn on my arm and lo/The sun-burned hillside sets my face aglow/My breathing shakes the bluet like a breeze/I smell the earth I smell the bruisäd plant/I look into the crater of the ant." Most of paper on front hinge is split, but the cover is very tight and the webbing intact. Near Fine in a dustwrapper with small chips at the spine tips [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Icones anatomicae.

      New York & Munich: Bremer Press, 1934. Finest Scientific Book by a Modern Private Press Vesalius, Andreas (1514-64). Icones anatomicae. Large folio. 189ff. (Supplementary leaf ???To the Reader,??? issued in 1936, laid in loosely). Original half white pigskin over dark grey boards, morocco label on spine, gilt supra-libros, by Frieda Thiersch, plain dust-jacket (a little worn and chipped); preserved in original box (faded, slightly worn, one or two corners separated). 540 x 375 cm. New York & Munich: Printed by the Bremer Press for the New York Academy of Medicine and the University of Munich, 1934. Very fine copy. Reprints on the finest hand-made rag paper, and with the greatest possible care and craftsmanship, the 227 original woodblocks from the Fabrica found in the University of Munich together with the woodblock for the titlepage of the second edition of the Fabrica found in the University of Louvain. The missing woodblocks were reproduced photographically, along with all the illustrations from Vesaliusâ??s other works. The original descriptive Latin text for the illustrations taken from the 1555 edition is interspersed in finely set letterpress on thinner paper. One of 615 numbered copies. 110 other copies without the text were sold in Munich in a different binding. This is the last, and also the mostly finely printed edition, to reproduce the original woodblocks for the 1543 Fabrica. All of the original woodblocks were destroyed in the bombing of Munich in 1943. Cushing VI.A.-16.

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        GASTON AND JOSEPHINE IN AMERICA

      DUPLAIX, GEORGE. DUPLAIX,GEORGES. GASTON AND JOSEPHINE IN AMERICA. NY: Oxford University Press (1934). 4to (8 1/2 x 11 1/2"), pictorial boards, small spot on cover else Fine in VG++ dust wrapper. First edition. These wonderful French pigs take a trip to America. Because they spend all of their money on Fifth Avenue in New York City they must find work to support themselves. They travel out West where they become movie stars and take all of the prizes in a Wild West Rodeo. Written and illustrated by Duplaix with the text in calligraphy and featuring full page and large partial page color illustrations throughout. Printed by Rudge. This is an unusually fine copy in a scarce dw. First editions in this condition are rare. See Bader p. 278.

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        The Thin Man

      Knopf, 1934 A fine first edition in a fine, unrestored red colored dust jacket, inscribed by Hammett on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's case decorated with a picture of the thin man.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1934 A near fine first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a near fine dust jacket. Some slight foxing on fore-edge. Housed in a custom-made quarter leather collector's case.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        The Thin Man

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First Edition. Hammett's fifth and final novel, a commercial success upon publication, selling more than 30,000 copies within a few months of its release on 8 January, 1934. Basis for W.S. Van Dkye's film of the same name released later the same year, and spawning a successful series of subsequent films through 1947. Layman A6.1.a. First Printing, with "seep" for "sleep" on p.209, line 17. Octavo (19.25cm); green cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in red and navy blue on spine and front cover; purple topstain; variant green dustjacket, without "Book of hte Month Club" label to front panel (one of four jacket variants, with no established priority); [10], 259, [3]pp. Slight forward lean, mottling and moderate rubbing to cloth; topstain, heel, and lower board edges rubbed, with offsetting to endpapers; Very Good only. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), with extensive tissue reinforcement to joints and edges on verso, with some amateurish color touch up to black portions on spine ends; short tears, fading, and creasing; Good.

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        And Quite Flows the Don [Signed]

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the SCARCE first American edition, first printing (some foxing to the gutters and spine edges, some toning to the board edges), in a Very Good example of the even scarcer dust jacket (some modest chipping to the spine ends and flap turn corners, a few short closed tears, minor soiling to the white rear spine panel, general modest edge wear), SIGNED BY MIKHAIL SHOLOKHOV on a small card affixed to the title page which signature he has dated "26xi65" with a small underscore. First published in Russian as "The Quiet Don", the work was issued in serial form from 1928 to 1940. While the portion of the novel (being only the first half of the book) was published in English translation in 1934 as "And Quite Flows the Don", the entire work was not published in English until 1940. This 1934 partial publication is itself quite uncommon, especially in the dust jacket. The novel tells the tale of the Cossacks living in the Don River Valley during the turbulent early Twentieth Century, a period which saw World War I, the Russian Revolution(s), the Russian Civil War, and the Bolsheviks' harsh repression of the Cossacks. Quite well received, the work became one of the most-read Russian novels of all time. In awarding him the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy, in support of its choice, spoke of "the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, Sholokhov has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people" and the Presentation Speech stated: "With magnificent realism the book portrays the unique character of the Cossack, the traditional mixture of cavalryman and farmer, with instincts that seem to conflict with one another but which nevertheless allow themselves to be welded together to form a firmly co-ordinated whole. There is no glamorization. The coarse and savage streaks in the Cossack temperament are displayed openly; nothing is hidden or glossed over, but, at the same time, one is aware of an undercurrent of respect for all that is human." The novel was three times adapted to film (1931, 1958, and 2006). In our experience, Sholokhov's signature is rather scarce and copies of this 1934 publication of the first portion of the novel complete with the dust jacket and in collectable condition are uncommon to the market. A Very Good copy of the first American publication of any portion of Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov's masterpiece for which he won the 1965 Noble Prize in Literature, SIGNED BY MIKHAIL SHOLOKHOV. QUITE SCARCE.

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        Entirely Surronded.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 246pp. Yellow cloth stamped in red on the front and the spine, top edge stained red. Barely a hint of foxing to the edges else a fine copy. The scarce dustjacket is in near fine condition with mild edge wear and two tiny closed tears to the upper edge. ; Octavo .

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        ASAKUSA KWANNON-DO O-CHOCHIN: GREAT LANTERN OF THE KWANNON TEMPLE, ASAKUSA.

      Tokyo [1934], Watanabe. Single sheet color woodcut print,. sheet size: 26 x 39 cm., print size: ca 24.5 x 36 cm.,very. good color, registration, cinnabar artist's seal, title in. margin, Watanabe seal, no date as issued, signed in block.. A LIMITED EDITION OF THE GREAT LANTERN, 100 ONLY COPIES This stunning work was published by the superb house of Watanabe, consisting of some 20 wood blocks, and some 25 superimposed printings. For more details on this and photo see Blair below. It shows lovely composition where the huge red lantern dominates the scent with its impressive Kanji character brushed in black. Several people come to pray and to make offerings. * The print shows the huge red paper lantern at the entrance of the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa Park [Tokyo]. Commonly called the Asakusa Kannon, it is one of the most popular Buddhist temples in Japan. * The print is signed at lower right: "Shiro" with a red Hanko or cinnabar seal or chop. In the right margin is the Japanese title: the date, "Showa Ku Nen Saku" ie made in the 9th year of Showa ie 1934. The Watanabe's publisher seal is located at the lower left in a small circle . * THE EDITION: FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED EDITION OF 100 COPIES The work used some 20 different blocks, each for a different color and part of the print. A very complicated printing process. Produced in a very small editionof 100 only prints. * THE ARTIST: Shiro [1898-1991] was a celebrated print maker and painter. He studied under Kabruagi Kiyokata. His prints date from 1919, and was one of the few contemporary printmakers to carve his own blocks and do his own printing in an effort to keep the results to his liking. Extracted from Roberts below. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: D. Blair: MODERN JAPANESE PRINTS, section two: MODERN JAPANESE PRINTS: January 1936, no. 173, and illustrated also as # 173. The exact print as illustrated. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.70. * Amy Reigle Newland: PRINTED TO PERFECTION: Twentieth-century Japanese Prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, p.112. * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sens%C5%8D-ji *** 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 .

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        THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. - First edition. Author's first book. Publisher's response card laid-in. A near fine copy with dark top-staining in dust jacket with light restoration by a paper conservator to corners, spine ends, and two small closed tears to top edge of front cover and with absolutely no sunning to the spine panel. A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Even after the deed is done they must live with the consequences of their actions. First filmed in 1946 and starring Lana Turner as Cora, Cecil Kellaway as her husband, and John Garfield as Frank the drifter. Again in 1981 it was filmed and starred Jack Nicholson as Frank, Jessica Lange as Cora, and John Colicos as her husband. A great hard-boiled crime novel with the publisher's response card laid in. An unusually sharp copy of this Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel. Also listed as one of the Great Books on the Modern Library list of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        WILFUL AND PREMEDITATED

      Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934 - First U. S. edition. Published in the U. K. as THE 12:30 FROM CROYDEN. A fine, bright, square copy in a fine, bright dust jacket that has been restored at the edges. An uncommon Inspector French title. Dust jacket design by Arthur Hawkins. An old man flying from London to Paris, is discovered upon landing, not asleep as the other passengers had supposed, but dead. The French police discover traces of poison. Was it murder or suicide? Murder is established and the circumstances of the crime are related. An ingenious puzzle is presented and Inspector French is put on the trail. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hds. Beschriftung "v. Karajan" des Vorbesitzers auf s/w Porträtfotographie, datiert 1934. [ca. 16,5 x 11,3 cm].

      -,, o.O., 1934 - o.O., -, [vor 1934?]. Rückseite m. Papierresten (war eingeklebt gewesen), Fleck (?) sowie hds. Bleistiftsign. an unterer Bildkante. Deutsch

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        A Handful of Dust

      London, Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1934, 1934. FIRST EDITION. Pp. 348 + 1 advert. Publisher's comb-patterned cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Neat bookplate to pastedown, spine faintly toned and cocked; very good indeed. Waugh's fourth novel, a subtle critique of civilization alternating between an English country house and British Guyana. Listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Les célibataires

      First edition, one of 350 numbered copies on Alfa paper and reserved to the press service.Precious autograph signed by Henri de Montherlant: "At my old Charles Maurras with admiration."Back slightly shaded in the top and bottom, bookplate pasted on the back of the first cover plate. Grasset Paris 1934 12x19cm broché

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

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. 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.. [1934]. Portfolio. 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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