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        A Note By William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press. Together with a Short History and Description of the Press By S.C. Cockerell Reprinted for Philo-Biblon to Celebrate the Centenary of the Birth of William Morris 1834:1934.

      London County Council 1934 - LARGE PAPER EDITION, frontispiece wood-engraved portrait of Morris by John Farleigh, original leaf from Kelmscott Press 'Golden Legend' (pp. 599-600) tipped in to stub, pp. 23, [8], 4to, original quarter red cloth with tan boards, Kelmscott device stamped in red to upper board, boards bowing slightly and a little darkened around head, a hint of wear at backstrip ends, original glassine jacket lacking around head, good. Stated second printing, the first having been in the Morris centenary number of Philobiblon magazine. Printed with the permission of May Morris and Sydney Cockerell, further prestige is added by Farleigh's portrait and the typographical arrangement of J.H. Mason, who could count work at the Doves Press among his many achievements in the field - the jewel of the edition, though, is the inclusion of an original leaf from 'The Golden Legend'. (Walsdorf 135)

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        Monuments Turcs d'Anatolie

      Paris: E. de Boccard, 1934. 1st ed. Hardcover. Fine. 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.

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        On Our Way

      New York: John Day, 1934 - First Edition. Presented to a prominent Democrat and former journalist, "For George Creel from his old friend Franklin D. Roosevelt/ This tome is not worth three cigarette holders!" Unusually, F.D.R. has corrected the Foreword, crossing out "party" and writing "property." Cloth fading at the top and bottom of the spine, else very good plus in a chipped and worn dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Parker Pyne Investigates

      Collins, UK 1934 - 1st Edition 1934. Book is very good+ and bright. Spine very slightly lightened. Edges lightly rubbed in places. Light marking to cloth. A nice bright example which will have a first generation facsimile wrapper provided. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 11091 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans. [and] Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina. Two volumes

      London: Arthur Barker 1934. Two volumes. First editions. 494; 575 pp. Bound in black morocco over dark blue cloth. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering and decorative gilt devices to spine panels. Slight foxing to prelims. Light stain to fore-edge of one volume. Folding family charts at rear of each volume. Additional folding chart of the Family of the Herods in 'Claudius the God'. Original cloth spine panels bound in at rear. Internally clean and fresh. No ownership names. An attractive pair in Near Fine condition. . Near Fine. Half Morocco. First Editions. 1934. 8vo..

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        Le Satyricon. Cuivres graves par A. Derain. Paris, Aux depens d'un Amateur 1951. Folio. 290 S. Mit 33 Orig.-Radierungen u. 43 Holzschnittvignetten. Orig.-Brs. in Orig.-Halbpergament-Chemise und Schuber.

      - Eines von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer zweiten Suite sämtlicher Orig.-Radierungen u. Orig.-Holzschnitte. Bereits 1934 schuf Derain die Radierungen. Der Tod des Verlergers 1939 verhinderte die anstehende Realisierung des Buches. Erst 1951 konnte das Buch dann in den Druck gehen. Tadellos erhalten. - Monod 9049. - Rauch 40.

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        Voyage in the Dark.

      London: Constable & Co Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue-grey cloth, titles to spine in dark blue, top edge blue-grey. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently rolled, small chip to head of spine, lower outer corners very lightly bumped, an excellent copy in the smart, slightly toned dust jacket with a small chip at the head of the spine and a few small nicks along the top edge. First edition, first impression. Increasingly hard to find in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Film Art: Review of the Advance-Guard Cinema (Complete run of the first 9 issues, including the first issue under the aborted title, "Film")

      London: Self published, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. The first nine issues seminal film review magazine, focusing on avant-garde and international cinema. The first issue of the journal was simply titled "Film" and was published in spring 1933, but the John Stuart Film Club had already published a member magazine under the same title. The journal was renamed "Film Art," and began a numbered quarterly run in summer 1933, beginning with new Issue number 1. Published in the wake of the highly influential "Close Up" magazine, "Film Art" kept the flame lit as an important UK literary and film periodical, a few of the editors contributing most of the material, and a handful of others filling the gaps. The magazine was not opposed to completely ignoring the general public's view of cinema, and the editor, B. Vivian Braun (director of the 1934 short, "Beyond This Open Road"), centered much of the content on international cinema, particularly Soviet, French, and German. Articles on surrealism, directors V. I. Pudovkin, G. W. Pabst, S. M. Eisenstein, and Paul Rotha, book reviews, and black-and-white photographs, made this publication and it's often "underground" content accessible and relevant to an otherwise sheltered mass audience. 7.5 x 9.5 inches, saddle-stitched. All volumes Very Good plus, with light toning and faint creases, and a brief notation on the front wrapper of the Spring 1933 issue ("Film").

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        Tender is the Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing; first issue with "A" on copyright page. Very good, with lean to spine; cloth shows several small scuffs, darkening to spine, rubbing and fraying to spine ends, corners lightly worn; small paper remnant to front free end paper and vintage bookseller ticket to rear; pages toned with several creased corners, and chipping to roughly four page corners. The author's fourth and final novel.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Burmese Days

      New York: Harper and Brothers 1934 - First edition, first printing. One of 2,000 copies. Publisher's red-orange cloth, lettered in black, pictorial pale yellow floral endpapers; in the original yellow dust jacket, lettered in black and red-orange. Book about fine, with only a hint of wear to the extremities, else bright and clean; price-clipped dust jacket, with some wear and chipping to the extremities, minor toning to the spine, a hint of light soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a near fine and very attractive copy of this extremely scarce title, very rare in the dust jacket. This first American edition of Burmese Days is the true first printing of Orwell's second work and first novel. Victor Gollancz initially rejected the controversial novel, but agreed to publish the first British edition in 1935 after the success of the American edition and making several edits to the text. Notably, Orwell would later call the Gollancz edition "garbled," and, when Penguin prepared its first edition in 1940, he insisted that the publishers use the American text rather than the English. An extremely scarce title in any condition, this copy of Burmese Days is especially rare because of its excellent condition and lack of any repairs or restoration. Based on Orwell's experiences serving in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922-1927, Burmese Days is set in colonial Burma that the publisher's tout as a "cynical, sometimes brutal answer to the Rudyard Kipling 'white man's burden' school of novelists - a caustic portrait of the white man in the East as he really is." Specifically, it tells the story of the conflicted timber merchant John Flory, who struggles to reconcile his belief in British superior with his appreciation of the Burmese people and culture. Interestingly, while English publishers Victor Gollancz, Jonathan Cape, and William Heinemann all declined to publish Burmese Days for fear of a libel suit from officers in the British colonies, American publisher Harper & Brothers flaunted the novel' controversial subject matter. Indeed, as the dust jacket boldly proclaims on the front panel, "If the prophet is unsung in his own country, the truth-teller also is rarely welcome in his home town." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Return of Chandu [the Magician] (Original Pressbook)

      Los Angeles: Sol Lesser Productions / Principal Distributing Corporation, 1934. Original pressbook for the 1934 film. This feature was not only composed by editing together the first 4 chapters of the same-titled 12-chapter serial (the last 8 chapters were released as "Chandu on Magic Island" in 1935), but in this case the episodes were specifically written so that, spliced together, the result had the pacing and dialogue of a standard 60-70 minute second feature. Producer Sol Lesser developed this approach so that this film could be marketed either as a free-standing feature, as a feature-length first episode, with no loss of continuity or resolution in either case. Alternatively the source serial could be booked in the traditional 12-chapter format. A striking and, in our experience, unique format wherein the 3-color card wrappers open at the center to reveal two separate supplements, Advertising and Publicity. 11 x 17 inches, oversize, 24 pages. Very Good plus condition, quite clean, with some splitting to the edges of the wrappers and a single horizontal fold to each of the two supplements.

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        Tender is the Night.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1934. A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Slight mottling to the cloth, but a very good copy. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Tender is the Night, which Fitzgerald was hoping would redeem his sagging literary reputation, not to mention his dire financial straits, was a commercial failure and despite being regarded by many now to be Fitzgerald's true masterpiece, its critical reception was tepid at best. With the small label of the booksellers, Hochschild, Kohn, of Baltimore, to the rear pastedown. This enterprising concern, on learning of Fitzgerald's presence in their town, dispatched an employee together with 25 copies of Tender is the Night which the by-then neglected author had agreed to sign. The bookshop assistant returned with just 19 copies, having apparently been "taxed" half a dozen by the great author. This is almost certainly one of those 19 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      London: Chapman and Hall. September 1934. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher?s original snake-skin effect cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper and retaining the original wraparound band. Housed in a purpose made ribbon pull slipcase. A lovely near fine copy, the binding very bright and square with a bump to the fore-edge. The contents are very clean throughout and without previous owner?s inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the excellent original dustwrapper which has a few tiny nicks at the extremities with some gentle toning of the spine. This copy retains the rare publisher?s wraparound band which has a clean closed tear, with an old tape repair to the reverse and some creasing to the lightly faded spine. A scarce title in dustwrapper, exceptionally so in this original condition. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        1700 Cocktails From the Man Behind the Bar.

      London: William Heinemann, , 1934. Small octavo. Original black leather, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly rolled, in the dust jacket with toning to rear panel, chips to ends of spine and corners and lower front edge, short closed tears to rear edges, splitting along front flap edge with archival tape to verso. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. At the time, this collection of both sweet and dry cocktail recipes, was the most comprehensive to be included in one book.

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        Szabad Iras. No. 1 (February 1934) through No. 2 (May 1934). (All published).

      Altogether 2 issues, 36 pp., of the rare Hungarian art and literary journal, including articles discussing Thomas Mann, the correspondence between Einstein and Freud, theater, film, Socialist culture, poetry, etc., featuring two original woodcuts by Lajos Szonyi and Eva Kepes. Both issues have expertly repaired small tears and are creased in the middle. Budapest (Pannonia) 1934.

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        America & Alfred Stieglitz. A Collective Portrait.

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1934. Edited by Waldo Frank, Lewis Mumford, Dorothy Norman, Paul Rosenfeld & Harold Rugg. With 120 Illustrations. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in silver, black top-stain. With the dust jacket. 31 plates of illustrations from photographs. Rubbing to corners and ends of spine, light soiling to covers, front hinge cracked and rear hinge weak, in the dust jacket with chips to ends of spine and corners, shallow chipping along rear top edge, toning to rear panel. A very good copy. First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Stieglitz, " For Godfrey Lundberg, from Alfred Stieglitz, an American Place Dec. 20/36. As a souvenir of the night at the Place when Mr. Lundberg photographed 7 O'Keeffes and 2 Marrens for the Chicago Tribune. It was a rare pleasure for me to see real competency at work.---a man knowing his job." Lundberg was a staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune who was married to Eleanor Jewett, the art editor for thr Tribune.

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories

      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, 1934 - First Edition. One of 360 numbered copies, signed by Faulkner. Spine a little faded, else near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Qu'est-ce que le Surréalisme

      René Henriquez, Bruxelles 1934 - Quarto (9 3/4 x 6 1/4"). Original illustrated wrappers and title page by Magritte*. André Breton was a major member of the Dada group and the founder of Surrealism. His work "Qu'est-ce que le Surréalisme ?" (What is Surrealism?) is the complete text of a lecture he gave in Brussels on June 1st, 1934 at a public meeting organized by the Belgian Surrealists. Wrappers slightly age-toned along margin. Pages evenly age-toned throughout. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good+ interior in good+ to very good condition. * This 1934 print edition of André Breton's "Qu'est-ce que le Surréalisme?" features a drawing by René Magritte called Le Viol (Rape). Meant to shock and repulse, Magritte's drawing, which eventually became a painting, features a woman's head whose eyes have been replaced by breasts and whose mouth has become a vagina. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Valleys of the Assassins

      John Murray, 1934. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very nice green cloth, very clean deckle-edge pages as issued, endpaper maps equally clean, folding maps and photographs (the author's own) all present; in a very near fine dustjacket, not price-clipped, some extremity repairs, spine very slightly darkened, else looking very well indeed. A very nice copy of the author's first commercially published travel book, about her explorations in western Iran, scarce in this condition.

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        Sitzendes Mädchen mit Mandoline und Blumentopf. Bunt und gold staffiert, Höhe 12 cm, Gewicht 250 Gramm. Wohl aus der Serie *Galante Kapelle* ( Mandolinenspiel ).

      Meissen - Die Figur unten mit der Schwertermarke gemarkt. ( Die Meissen-Schwertermarke aus der Periode 1934 bis heute in blau, Unterglasur ). Das Mädchen mit schwarzem Hut und hellblauem Hutband, im Blumentopf rechts unten ein Rosenstrauß. Von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Gärtnerkind mit Blumenkörbchen, bunt und gold staffiert. Höhe 13,5 cm, Gewicht 180 Gramm.

      Meissen - Das Gärtnerkind mit mauvefarbenem Hut, rot gestreiftem Hemd und hellblauem Frack. Unten mit der Schwertermarke gemarkt ( vergleiche hierzu auch die ähnliche Figur unter der Meissen-Bestellnummer 900300-60316-1.) ( Die Meissen-Schwertermarke aus der Periode 1934 bis heute in blau, Unterglasur ). Bei der Schwertermarke Reste eines alten Klebeetiketts, sonst guter Zustand. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Mary Poppins

      Gerald Howe, UK 1934 - 1st Edition 1934. Very un-common. The book is very good and quite bright. Boards lightly soiled and marked in places. Contents are good. pages lighly thumbed and with odd markings. Includes a 1st generation 1st printing facsimile wrapper. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 11269 Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        Parlons Français.

      - P. Librairie Floury 1934. In-4° broché, sous couverture illustrée en couleurs. Préface de CONSTANTI-WEYER. 37 dessins en couleurs de Paul IRIBE dont 16 H.T et 15 à double page. Tirage unique à 125 exemplaires sur pur chiffon. Rare dans ce tirage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Homemade Landscape Stereo Views of Philadelphia: Fairmount Park, Wissahickon Creek, and the surrounding areas

      Philadelphia, Valley Forge, etc.. 1934-1953. A collection of 389 homemade stereo cards each with double mounted images. Most of the cards are approximately 5" x 2.5", each holding identical black and white or sepia toned gelatin silver images that are each approximately 2.5" x 2.5". A small number, perhaps a few dozen (mostly earlier cards) are a bit smaller with cards measuring 4" x 3", with the images each 1.5" x 2.25". Additionally there are three cards each lacking one of the images, and in one case, both images are present but the card mount lacking. A modest number of images are detached or a bit loose, but mostly very nice and near fine. The majority, but not all, are captioned and/or dated. Dates range from 1934 to the latest card, dated on New Years' Day 1953 (one dated in 1930, is an an outlier or perhaps misdated). Most are between 1935-1949.A wonderful collection of almost entirely outdoor scenes centered around Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Creek, displaying a fine eye for composition. Many, perhaps a bit more than half, are of lovely and bucolic wintery scenes, including skating, cross-country skiing, a horse-drawn sleigh, winding by-ways and lanes, snow-covered trees, and many other landscapes, with multiple images of Forbidden Drive, Valley Green Inn, and the Springfield and Rex Avenue approaches. Many of the images feature individuals, most of whom are identified. A very small number (perhaps a couple of dozen) seem to be from the general vicinity of Philadelphia and its suburbs (Valley Forge, Rancocas Creek, and Princeton), along with a smattering of, we assume, vacation photos (Washington, DC; Lake George and Buffalo, New York; and Montreal, Quebec).A fascinating and unusually large collection of of early amateur stereo views. .

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1934., 1934. First edition. First edition. A fine, bright, tight copy in dust jacket with minor wear to the spine ends. Top edge red color is bright. A very early (the fourth case for Perry Mason). An exceptional copy and a difficult title.

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      Random House, 1934 First authorized US edition, fine in a very good dust jacket, first issue jacket with artist's name on front. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Doctor Martino and other stories

      New York Harrison Smith & Robert Haas MCMXXXIV [1934] First Printing (same date on title and copyright pages). 8vo: [8],371,[1]pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt, top edge stained yellow; typographic dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. and priced $2.50. About Fine (barring collector's bookplate to front paste down and offsetting to pp 90-91 from publisher's postcard laid in), with bright gilt and crisp, clean pages; in much better than Near Fine jacket, spine panel tanned (as typical) and barely rubbed but lettering and design still vibrant. Petersen A16.1.b. Fine-

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        Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective

      New York Dodd Mead 1934 First Printing. 8vo: [vi],246pp. Publisher's orange cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in black, the top edge stained orange, the fore-edge untrimmed, with decorated endpapers; in an illustrated dust jacket priced at $2.00.A Very Fine copy, square, tight and extremely clean, in a Fine, vibrant jacket, with barely any toning, that appears to have had a sliver of restoration to the top edge. A truly superlative copy, especially scarce in a collectible jacket. Catalogue of Crime 3601. Fine

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        Appointment in Samarra [First State]

      New York Harcourt, Brace 1934 First Edition, so stated, with the publisher's errata slip tipped tipped in between the copyright and dedication pages, denoting the first state. 8vo: [6],302pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gold, top edge stained yellow; second-state pictorial dust jacket (with reviews on back panel), correctly priced $2.50. Fine, square and tight (positively unread), pages immaculate; in a Very Good, completely unrestored jacket, marred chiefly by a v-shaped, one-inch loss to head of the spine, affecting the letters 'ntment' and 'rra;' otherwise clean and vibrant. The author's seminal first novel, easily his most desirable and scarcest work. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Modern Library 100, 22. Time 100. Fine

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        I, Claudius : from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [with] Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina

      New York Harrison Smith and Robert Haas [through 1935] MCMXXXIV [1934] First American Editions (no additional printings noted) in First State bindings. Tall, thick 8vo's: 494, with with title page vignette and folding genealogical table of Tree of the Imperial Family and Connexions; 583,[1], with title page vignette and two folding genealogical tables, of the Royal Family of the Herods and of the Tree of the Imperial Family. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spines stamped in gilt, medallions stamped in blind (I, Claudius) and gilt (Claudius the God) on upper covers; pictorial dust jackets, I, Claudius priced $3.00 with "recommended by the Book-of-the-Month Club" decal on upper cover, Claudius the God unpriced and unclipped. (Speculation abounds as to whether this is actually the book-club issue, but aside from the unpriced jacket it is otherwise identical to the first trade edition. What's more, the jacket's back panel contains a list of 40 Smith and Hass titles, all priced, highly unusual for any book-club edition.) An uncommonly bright set, about Fine (evidence of neat, partial book plate removal from upper paste down of Claudius the God), in better than Near Fine jackets without tears or chips but spine panels faded (as inevitably). Higginson A42b and A43b.

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        Beiträge zur logischen Analyse des Wahrscheinlichkeitsbegriffs. Inaugural-Dissertation (Teildruck).

      Jena,Neuenhahn 1934. - 73 S. Obrosch., etw. bestoßen, min. fleckig (Klammerheftung angerostet), Schnitt etw. stockfleckig, Titelbl. mit kl. Knickspur, einige Bl. mit winzigen Eselsohren, insges. gut erh. - Mit eh. Widmung d. Verf. a.d. Titel. Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fugitives The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker

      Dallas: The Ranger Press, Inc., , 1934. As told by Bonnie's Mother (Mrs. Emma Parker) and Clyde's Sister (Nell Barrow Cowan.) Octavo. Original vermilion cloth lettered in black on spine and front cover, black endpapers. With the dust jacket. Dual portrait frontispiece, tailpiece. Jacket with minor nicks to extremities of spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing. Rushed out within two months of the death of the notorious couple in a roadside ambush in Louisiana, this sensational "ghosted" joint biography - drawing credibility but very little new information from the families - was one of the primary sources of the romantic legend of Bonnie and Clyde. A bright copy in the striking pictorial jacket.

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        Fugitives. The Story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. As told by Bonnie's Mother (Mrs. Emma Parker) and Clyde's Sister (Nell Barrow Cowan.)

      Dallas: The Ranger Press, Inc., 1934 - Octavo. Original vermilion cloth lettered in black on spine and front cover, black endpapers. With the dust jacket. Jacket with minor nicks to extremities of spine. An excellent copy. Dual portrait frontispiece, tailpiece. First edition, first printing. Rushed out within two months of the death of the notorious couple in a roadside ambush in Louisiana, this sensational "ghosted" joint biography - drawing credibility, but very little new information from the families - was one of the primary sources of the romantic legend of Bonnie and Clyde. A bright copy in the striking pictorial jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      J. B. Lippincott Company [1934]., Philadelphia, London - Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-320, frontispiece map, original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Lost race adventure novel. Sightless Troglodytes ruled by a beautiful, but merciless queen in subterranean Tibet. The second of four Colin Gray novels. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 151. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 50. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02865. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with touch of rubbing at spine ends and along front flap fold and a bit of darkening to spine panel, A lovely copy in a nice example of this striking pictorial jacket. (#149818) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Knopf, 1934 New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition of Cain?s most significant title. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 inches; 188 x 127 mm). [viii], 187, [1], [1, blank], [1, colophon] pp. Publisher?s orange cloth with blue-stamped spine outlining the lettering and blue lettering and designs on the front, top edge stained blue. Covers soiled. First edition stated on the copyright page. In dust jacket with the $2.00 price. Overall a good to very good minus copy in an unrestored dust jacket. Previous owner's bookplate attached to front free end paper. See photos. "Cain was one of the masters of American hard-boiled fiction. His first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is a story of a young hobo who has an affair with the wife of a roadside stand owner and plots with her to murder her husband and collect his insurance. In taut, sparse prose, Cain depicts a bleak, amoral society of desperate characters driven by their need for love, however twisted, as well as money." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia, 160). Bookplate of Hume Cronyn on the front free endpaper. Cronyn played the role of the lawyer in the first movie version of the book. Glare in photos is from plastic brodart cover. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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        Cossack Girl

      Cassell & Company, 1934. Hardcover. Good. 1934. 2nd edition. 312 pages. No dust jacket. Maroon cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Inscription to fep. Pages are mildly tanned and use marked but ultimately remains clear throughout. Illustrated. Mild tanning to spine. Mild damp patches to cloth. Otherwise a good, firm copy with bright gilt.

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        The Clue of the Broken Locket

      Grosset & Dunlap, 1934 A beautiful copy of the true first printing, 1934A-1 according to Farah, in a near fine dust jacket. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Alice In Wonderland

      London: MacMillan and Company, 1934. Full leather. Two volumes. Octavo. Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Bound in full blue calf, gilt titles, raised bands, all edges gilt, floral gilt decorations to covers and spines. Fine.

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        The Death Ship

      372 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial ship to spine and blind-stamped ship to cover with red head page ends and deckle fore-edge in original jacket. First American edition.The first English language edition was published by Chatto & Windus several months before this Knopf appearance, but his is considered the preferred edition as it is Traven's own translation and contains his revisions.The Death Ship (German title: Das Totenschiff) is a novel by the pseudonymous author known as B. Traven. Originally published in German in 1926, and in English in 1934, it was Traven's first major success and is still the author's second best known work after The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Owing to its scathing criticism of bureaucratic authority, nationalism, and abusive labor practices, it is often described as an anarchist novel. Set just after World War I, The Death Ship describes the predicament of merchant seamen who lack documentation of citizenship and cannot find legal residence or employment in any nation. The narrator is Gerard Gales, a US sailor who claims to be from New Orleans, and who is stranded in Antwerp without passport or working papers. Unable to prove his identity or his eligibility for employment, Gales is repeatedly arrested and deported from one country to the next, by government officials who do not want to be bothered with either assisting or prosecuting him. When he finally manages to find work, it is on the Yorikke, (possibly a reference to the Shakespeare play Hamlet) the dangerous and decrepit ship of the title, where undocumented workers from around the world are treated as expendable slaves. The term death ship refers to any boat so decrepit that it is worth more to its owners over insured and sunk than it would be worth afloat. The title of the book is translated directly from the German Das Totenschiff; in English, they are called coffin ships. In 1959 it was adapted into a film of the same name (also known as Ship of the Dead) directed by Georg Tressler. A copy of the book was seen as part of the drug-induced wreckage of Raoul Duke's Flamingo hotel room in the film adaption of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.Condition:Spine tips bumped some light scattered foxing to preliminary pages. Jacket jagged tear at front flap fold, spine panel tanned, edge wear with some close tears else a very good copy in a very good unrestored jacket.

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        Artificial Production of a New Kind of Radio-Element,’ pp. 201-2 in Nature Vol. 133, No. 3354, 10 February 1934

      London: Macmillan 1934 - Complete journal issue, 4to, pp. xli-xlviii, 189-228. Original printed wrappers (crease to upper corner of front wrapper, closed marginal tear and some soiling to rear wrapper). FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THE DISCOVERY OF ARTIFICIAL (OR INDUCED) RADIOACTIVITY. On January 15, 1934, Curie and Joliot observed for the first time the phenomenon which, under the name of “induced” or “artificial” radioactivity, had been sought since the discovery of the natural radioactivity of uranium by Becquerel in 1896. In the course of their investigations of the positive electron, which had been discovered less than two years before, they found that when certain light elements (boron, magnesium, aluminium) were bombarded with the alpha-particles of polonium, they emitted positrons in large numbers. The discovery of artificial radioactivity was made when Curie and Joliot found that the emission of positrons from the bombarded elements did not cease immediately upon the removal of the source of alpha-particles, but instead decayed according to an exponential law, with a half-life of several minutes duration, characteristic of the substance bombarded. They went on to postulate that, in the case of aluminium, bombardment with alpha-particles results in the creation of a new isotope of phosphorus, which in turn decays into an isotope of sulphur with the emission of positrons (with analogous reactions in the case of boron and magnesium). They concluded: “It has definitely been possible for the first time to create with the help of an external agent the radioactivity of certain nuclei which can continue for a measurable period of time in the absence of the exciting cause”. Joliot and Curie first reported their discovery on 15 January in a note in the Comptes Rendus and informed their colleagues abroad in the note in Nature offered here. The result was immediately accepted, as it had essentially been predicted by Pauli in a letter to Heisenberg on 21 January 1934. Later that year Rutherford described their findings as “the first proof of artificial production of a radioactive element’. In 1935 the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded jointly to Curie and Joliot "in recognition of their synthesis of new radioactive elements". Their method of creating new radioactive substances exhibiting positron-decay should be regarded, Joliot pointed out in his Nobel lecture, as only the beginning of a new epoch extending the wealth of new elements; in this, he referred in particular to the recent experiments of the Rome group under Enrico Fermi, where neutrons were used to stimulate artificial transitions to new elements. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Les Fleurs Du Mal. Edition Illustrée De Quarante Sept Compositions En Couleurs Par Manuel Orazi

      Le Vasseur et Cie, Paris 1934 - Petit in-4 broché, couverture rempliée, 269 pp. 47 compositions en couleurs de pur style art nouveau de Manuel Orazi, exécutées sur cuivre par L. Maccard et gravées en taille-douce. Tirage limité à 495 exemplaires. Un des 50 ex. numérotés sur vélin de Hollande van Gelder (N°49) avec une suite (46 pl. sur 47) en bistre et une remarque gravée à la pointe sèche. Très bel exemplaire. A.Ph.

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        The Universities of Italy.

      Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1934, 4to legatura originale in tutta tela a maglia grossa, copertina illustrata, pp. XVI-382 con 180 tavole in nero e a colori fuori testo (31 xilografie di , 47 tavole a colori protette da velina, di E. Bottaro e 112 fotoincisioni). Tiratura numerata, la nostra copia n. 1967.

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