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        The Phantoms of A Physician

      London Grayson and Grayson 1934. 8vo. 288pp. Bound in publisher's light blue cloth titled in gilt to spine, lightly faded to spine panel otherwise a near fine copy. Minor spotting to page edges. Internally clean. A very superior copy of a rare book, sadly lacking the rather splendid dustwrapper, but as my accountant has explained to me; beggars can't be choosers. A super collection of supernatural short stories related by a rather otherworldly physician who seems to spend more time encountering spirits than he does sprained ankles. A slightly more laid back version of Dion Fortune's "Dr. Taverner." Known to be rare.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan Kearns]
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        Right Ho Jeeves.

      London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by Asprey in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Minor partial toning to half-title, light spotting to a couple of leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        GOODBYE MR CHIPS (First Edition Presented to the Novel's Illustrator -- with an Original Pen-And-Ink Illustration from the Story)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. Hilton, James. GOODBYE MR. CHIPS. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good edge-worn dust jacket still sporting the original publisher's wraparound band. PRESENTATION COPY FROM JAMES HILTON TO ETHEL "BIP" PARES (1904-1977), FAMED ILLUSTRATOR OF GOODBYE MR CHIPS and one of the leading British Art Deco dust jacket designers of the 1930s: "To Bip Pares, who saw her Chips as I did -- With all good wishes from James Hilton, October 1934." [With:] A framed and glazed ORIGINAL PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION ON ART BOARD for GOODBYE MR. CHIPS, a discarded variant of the first (of four) illustrations in the novel -- this one featuring Chips meeting his wife while climbing the Lake District's Great Gable (image size measures 4 ½" by 3 ½"). Along with the book and the illustration is an archive of other materials including an Autograph Letter, Signed, in which Bip Pares gives the history of her involvement with the novel; this includes the surprising revelation that after she illustrated the initial periodical appearance of GOODBYE MR. CHIPS -- it was she who suggested to Osgood & McIlvaine that GOODBYE MR. CHIPS deserved book publication and she agreed (for five guineas) to provide virtually every design element of the first edition's physical appearance. Further, the archive contains newspaper clippings retained by the illustrator pertaining to the novel's success as well as a later newspaper account of James Hilton's death in 1954. Finally, added to this collection, is a fine first edition copy in fine dust jacket (signed) of the sequel TO YOU, MR CHIPS (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938) with another round of beautiful illustrations by Bip Pares. The 1939 film adaptation starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson was nominated for ten Oscars (winning three) and remains one of the best loved and most enduring British films of all time. Housed in a custom slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Bip Pares.

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        Unfinished Portrait.

      London: Collins 1934 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, lettering to spine. Without dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, a touch of browning to spine ends, top edge dusty; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some shallow chips and nicks to extremities, and short closed tears to head and foot of front panel. First edition, first impression of Agatha Christie's semi-autobiographical novel, and the second written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott. Christie's adoption of a pseudonym was an interesting psychological manoeuvre that allowed her license for self-revelation not to be found in her detective fiction or even in her autobiography. Christie even adopted a different handwriting style for presentation copies of the book. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Aleck Maury Sportsman

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1934. First. First edition. Usual fading to the green cloth and some slight foxing, very good or a little better in very good supplied dustwrapper with some modest chipping at the extremities and old internal tape repairs. Signed by the author. The author's most important and celebrated novel, about a Southerner who is both a scholar and a sportsman, based on the life of her father. Extremely uncommon signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Bowstring Murders

      William Heinemann Ltd., London 1934. First Edition in dustwrapper. VG+ in original publisher's black cloth with red titles to the spine. Slight bumping, edges dusty, few very feint marks to the boards otherwise very clean, bright and tight. In original 7/6 first issue dustwrapper showing overall wear, rubbing and some professional restoration of small chips to spine and edges. A pleasing example of this scarce title.9243

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books]
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        1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar

      London: William Heinemann, 1934. First Edition. Good. First edition, first printing. Good+, lacking jacket. Publisher's full blue morrocco, rubbed at extremities, with one corner rubbed through and wear at spine ends; darkening to patches of front cover. Inked numbers to front paste down. Foxing and small stain to edge of page block, foxing to prelims and terminals. Light toning to pages. R. de Fleury's 1934 book, in which he attempted to compile recipes for every known cocktail to date.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      1934 - Paris, Grasset «Pour mon plaisir», 1934. In-12 (125 X 188) maroquin havane entièrement décoré sur les plats et le dos d'un décor irradiant de faisceaux à froid et dorés, dos lisse, auteur et titre dorés, date en queue, tranches dorées, doublures et gardes de nubuck gris souris dans un encadrement de box greige, plats et dos de la couverture conservée, chemise à petits rabats, étui (Paul Bonet) ; (1) f. blanc, 310 pages, (1) f. d'achevé d'imprimer, XV pages de bibliographie de l'oeuvre de l'auteur. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Un des 19 EXEMPLAIRES numérotés sur JAPON impérial (n°10), tirage de tête. Exemplaire de Paul Bonet, avec la mention «Ex-libris Paul Bonet» dorée sur la doublure du premier plat. MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE dans une reliure à décor irradiant de Paul Bonet, en tous points parfait. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tender Is The Night

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1934 - The book is bright, clean with little to no fading of the gold lettering. With no bumped corners, markings or other defects of significance, its condition is Fine. The dust jacket is 2nd state mostly intact save chip at the top of the spine and minor chipping to bottom of spine. It is generally clean and bright. One fold of the dust jacket has had tape reinforcing to the verso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Dispensary]
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        La comédie de Charleroi

      Nrf 1934 - - Nrf, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Pierre Drieu la Rochelle à son ami Henri Béraud : "A Henri Béraud dont je viens de lire avec un énorme plaisir le 14 Juillet. Amicalement." Dos comportant une petite déchirure recollée en pied, une trace de pliure sur le second plat, rares rousseurs. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Pierre Drieu la Rochelle à son ami Henri Béraud : "A Henri Béraud dont je viens de lire avec un énorme plaisir le 14 Juillet. Amicalement." spine comportant une petite déchirure recollée en pied, rares rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Official Mixer's Manual

      Ray Long and Richard R. Smith New York (1934) - First Edition. Octavo, original red cloth, stamped in orange, 299 pages, twin spiral bound. Classic collection of cocktails by the chief bartender at the Ashland House. Includes: Breakfast Cocktail, Casino Cocktail, Duke of Marlborough, Honolulu Cocktail, Jockey Club Cocktail, Racquet Club Cocktail, Savoy Hotel Cocktail, Waldorf Cocktail, etc. Near Fine in Good dustjacket, three inch chip at lower spine end, tan stain to lower half of rear panel, shallow chipping at top spine end and rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Photographs 1920-1934

      1st Edition. Softcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION OF MAN RAY'S FIRST MONOGRAPH. With a portrait by Picasso and illustrated throughout with gravure reproductions of Man Ray's photographs, rayograms, and portraits. With additional striking portraits of James Joyce, Salvador Dali, Matisse, Le Corbusier, Duchamp, Picasso, Braque, Derain, and many other of the leading artists of the century. Texts by Andre Breton, Paul Eluard, Rrose Selavy (Duchamp), and Tristan Tzara. "This was his first monograph, and his friends pulled out all the stops to herald it. It begins with a portrait drawing of Man Ray by Pablo Picasso and consists of 104 photographs divided into five sections. The first section, which is a mixture of general subjects (still lifes, rooms, landscapes, cityscapes, and flowers), is prefaced by a short text entitled 'The Age of Light,' Man Ray's deeply eloquent apology for presenting such 'autobiographical images' at a time when 'the problem of the perpetuation of a race or class and the destruction of its enemies is the all-absorbing motive of civilized society,' and his defense of these words 'whose only inspirations are individual human emotion and desire'" (Roth, 101 Books). Roth 80. Second issue (as almost always) with the cancel title with the fictitious statement "second edition": the publisher "attempted to generate demand where none existed by suggesting the edition had sold out... copies with the original title page are exceedingly rare" (Roth, 101 Books). Roth 80. Housed in a spectacular custom box by noted book artist Sjoerd Hofstra. Hartford, Connecticut & New York City: James Thrall Soby & Random House, 1934. Quarto, original spiral-bound photo-pictorial stiff wrappers. Text in English and French. Minor surface abrasion to top left corner of front cover, small crease to lower right of cover; bottom three paper tabs separated. An exceptional copy of one of the most important photobooks of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Security Analysis

      McGraw Hill Book Company, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. McGraw Hill Book Company, New York 1934. Fourth Printing of the First Edition. Rare Book. Red cloth boards. Illustrated with charts. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, shelf wear, light spots. Light age toning, very light stain at the fore-edge of the pages.

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        Secret Agent X-9 (Books One and Two)

      David McKay 1934 - First edition. (First publications in book form.) Complete in two volumes. Both in pasteboard wraps with blue and red spines. 80 p; 120 p Good condition overall. Sturdy bindings. A few small finger smudges and light stains. Volume 1 about Very Good; front cover chipped, lightly creased and worn. Volume 2 covers well-creased, corners bumped. Stain on first page of comics and copyright page, noticeable on title page as well, small tear near there as well. Hard-boiled writer Dashiell Hammett collaborated with the creator of Flash Gordon in this detective/espionage comic strip. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        RIVER SUPREME. [Originally Published Title: PIDGIN CARGO.] [About the Yangtze Ri

      Indianapolis [1934], Bobbs-Merrill. Blue cloth, gold-stamped. 315p., dj. in protector, very clean,bright copy, contains 60. original b.w. photographs by Lt. Coffing, U.S.N. U.S.S. GUAM. an American Gun Boat on the Yangtze River. FIRST EDITION. A SUPERB NOVEL OF AMERICANS IN CHINA, 1900 This work was first published under an alternate title: PIDGIN CARGO, and in this edition it is published under the original and true title: RIVER SUPREME, meaning the Yangtze River. The Yangtze was often called: THE "GOLD-DUST RIVER," "THE BIG RIVER," "LONG RIVER." * Novel of an American engineer's quest to tame China's Yangtze river determined to conquer the Upper Yangtze by steamboat [who] enters into an heroic struggle not only with the violent, wild Yangtze river, but with the sinister force of the over-populated land. With him is his wife, a timid woman who is afraid of the Oriental environment, afraid to bear children . . ." An interesting novel considering what was happening in China at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, 1900. **** THIS SPECIAL COPY: This copy of the book belonged to a Lieutenant C.C. Coffing, who was stationed on the U.S.S. Guam as part of the famous Yangtze River Patrol from 1933 to August 1938, per the first and last dated photographs found in the book. * The book is replete with 60 original b.w. photographs taken by Lt. Coffing and affixed throughout the book as his personal mementos of duty up and down the Yangtze River from about 1933-1938. The owner has written the following on the first fly in Chinese characters: Republic of China "1934= Zhonghuá mínguó 1934 nián èr shí san; then Ke fen, meiguó fu chuán, liàng mu, meaning Ship captain. Clearly Lt. Coffing was somewhat conversant in Chinese, he recorded his prowess in the book ! ***** PER WIKIPEDIA: "USS Guam (PW-3) (renamed USS Wake April 5, 1941) -River gunboat, first of the new six built on similar plans in three sizes from material sent from the United States and assembled by Kiangnan Dock & Engineering Works, Shanghai, China in 1927. * Displacement: 370 tons. Speed 14.5 knots. Dimensions: 159.5' x 27' x 6'. Crew: 60. Armament: Two 3"/23 AA behind shields, eight .30 cal machine guns. Power Plant: Two triple expansion engines, total 1,900 HP, twin shafts in tunnels, triple rudders. * Assigned to the Yangtze Patrol (YangPat) and re-designated a river gunboat (PW3). Convoying river steamers through the upper reaches of the Yangtze. USS Guam's shallow draft enabled her to traverse the treacherous rapids of the gorges of the Yangtze River with ease, so that the fluctuating water levels did not hinder her year-round access to the upper stretch of the Yangtze. Her duty with YangPat offered excitement and variety: conducting roving armed patrols; convoying merchantmen ; providing armed guards for American flag steamers; and "showing the flag" to protect American lives and property in a land where civil strife and warfare had been a way of life for centuries. * In the early 1930s severe floods along the entire river valley brought the gunboats and additional ships of the Asiatic Fleet into action again, this time in the humanitarian cause of aiding the millions of Chinese left homeless by the catastrophe. In 1937, the complexion of life for the Yangtze gunboats changed. The undeclared Sino-Japanese War began in July and spread to the Yangtze valley in August and September. Japanese river operations effectively bottled up the river for neutral gunboats, and their proximity to war zones produced incidents such as the sinking of the Panay (PR-6) by Japanese aircraft on 12 December 1937. * After the fall of Hankow, the Chinese moved their capital up river to Chungking. Japanese forces thus stepped up the intensity of their attacks on that city, and air raids were common occurrences during the spring, summer, and fall. Only winter bad weather prevented the Japanese from year-round heavy raids. * By late 1941, as the situation in the Far East worsened, four gunboats remained with YangPat. Admiral Hart's reduction of naval forces in Chinese waters cut this number to two. Luzon (with Rear Admiral William A. Glassford, ComYangPat, embarked) departed from Shanghai for Manila on 28 November 1941 in company with Oahu (PR-6). Tutuila (PW-4) remained at Chungking and Guam renamed Wake (PW-3) remained at Shanghai as station ship. * Shortly after his arrival in Manila, Rear Admiral Glassford deactivated the Yangtze Patrol on 6 December 1941. Within a few days, Japanese air attacks had devastated Pearl Harbor; and hostilities were underway with a rapidity which caught USS Guam/Wake unawares, she was captured at Shanghai, December 8, 1941, and renamed HIJMS Tatara. Returned to U.S. control , August 1945 and turned over to Nationalist Chinese Navy post-war and renamed RCS Tai Yuan. RCS Tai Yuan was captured by The People's Liberation Army in 1949 on collapse of Nationalist forces on mainland China." See the link below for the citation above extracted from Wikipedia. *** SAND PEBBLES: The U.S.S. Guam and its mission is reminiscent of the stunning movie starring Steve McQueen Richard Attenborough. See the link: for more details. * THIS COPY: This is the FIRST EDITION, size is 14 x 20.5 cm. The end papers and dust jacket were designed & painted by L. Douglass. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: **** Alice Tisdale Hobart [1882-1967] was a well-known American woman author of popular fiction & non-fiction books about China. She was born Alice Nourse in Lockport, New York. Her most famous book, OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA, which was also made into a film, drew heavily on her experiences as the wife of an American oil executive in China amid the turmoil of the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912. * She first traveled to China in 1908 to visit her sister Mary, who taught at a girl's school in Hangchow, and returned two years later to take up a post at the same establishment. After marrying Earle Tisdale Hobart, a Standard Oil Company executive, in Tientsin in 1914, she traveled to Manchuria and in 1916 published an article on her experiences at the hands of Manchurian bandits in The Atlantic Monthly. It led to a series of pieces entitled Leaves From a Manchurian Diary and formed the basis for her first book, PIONEERING WHERE THE WORLD IS OLD in 1917. This title was written under her maiden name but she is one and the same as Alice Tisdale Hobart. * Her life in Changsha formed the backdrop for her second book, BY THE CITY OF THE LONG SAND, while an assault on Nanking by Nationalist soldiers and her escape over the city wall to the safety of the waiting American gunboats was recounted in WITHIN THE WALLS OF NANKING in 1928. This book started as a piece in Harper's Magazine. Her fictional account of her experiences in China, not surprisingly, focused on the role played by Western businessmen, especially those engaged in importing and selling petroleum products. * PIDGIN CARGO, set among traders on the Yangtze River, appeared in 1929, and later republished in 1934, with the title: RIVER SUPREME. Also her OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA in 1933. After making her home in California in the 1940s, her subject matter expanded to encompass contemporary Mexico in The Peacock Sheds His Tail (1945) and Californian agrarian life in The Cup and the Sword (1942) and The Cleft Rock (1948). In 1959 she published her memoir, GUTSY'S CHILD. She published more than a dozen novels in all by the time of her death in 1967, with almost four million copies in print. Her writings: · Oil for the Lamps of China · Leaves From a Manchurian Diary · Pioneering Where the World is Old · By the City of the Long Sand · Within the Walls of Nanking · Pidgin Cargo · River Supreme · The Peacock Sheds His Tail · The Cup and the Sword · The Cleft Rock · Gusty's Child . The Innocent Dreamers * Please inquire with us for those titles on China as we may have them in stock. *** REFERENCE: * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1934 - 1934 Original Hardback Wisden - Bodyline

      1934. Hi, This lot is a 1934 Original Hardback Wisden in OK Condition. This Wisden is a hard one to find but this one is quite worn to the boards (most are 33-36) , some fading to the gilts and marks to the boards, creases to the spine cloth and a dark page block. Marks to rear board are more heavy. Internally the hinges are strong but some webbing can be seen to the front hinge, it is a bit wonky. Nice photoplate. Contains the bodyline controversy.

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        Burmese Days

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition, first printing. Good+, lacking the dust jacket. Orange cloth is a little grubby, faded at spine and bottom of front board, lightly soiled and rubbed; lightly marked at front and crown. Boards lightly bowed, lightly bumped at corners and spine ends. Pages lightly toned; reading creases to several corners. A nice copy of Orwell's first published novel.

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        Unfinished Portrait.

      London: Collins, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, lettering to spine. Without dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, a touch of browning to spine ends, top edge dusty; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with some shallow chips and nicks to extremities, and short closed tears to head and foot of front panel. First edition, first impression of Agatha Christie's semi-autobiographical novel, and the second written under the pseudonym of Mary Westmacott. Christie's adoption of a pseudonym was an interesting psychological manoeuvre that allowed her license for self-revelation not to be found in her detective fiction or even in her autobiography. Christie even adopted a different handwriting style for presentation copies of the book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Poster: "Penny Pamphlets That Help Fight Against Hunger - Read and Spread Among Your Fellow Workers"

      New York: Workers Library Publishers, n.d. but ca.1934. Propaganda poster advertising eight penny pamphlets published by the Workers Library; pricing ensured that even the lowliest worker would be able to afford something to read. The poster pictures titles by Israel Amter, Elizabeth Lawson, Herbert Benjamin, and Sadie Van Veen. Issued by the National Committee, Unemployed Councils, proceeds presumably went to aid the unemployed and anti-hunger organizations. Not found in OCLC. Original poster, offset printed in black on white stock, measuring 67.5cm x 80.5cm. Light wear to extremities, old horizontal and vertical folds with attendant creasing; Very Good+.

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        Tender Is The Night

      Scribners 1934 - First edition, third printing (no "A" on copyright page, and "Devereux" on page 320, line 17.) According to M. Bruccoli, TITN was published in three separate printings in 1934: 1st=7600 copies, 2nd=5075 copies & 3rd=2520 copies, this final printing incorporating this plate change on page 320. The dust jacket is original as issued with this printing, with blurbs on the front flap by Mary Colum, Gilbert Seldes and Marjorie Kinnen Rawlings, priced at $2.50. The book is clean, tight and square, with rubbing and fading to gilt lettering on spine and a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. The dust jacket has light edge wear and creasing, a significant chip at top of spine and smaller ones at base of spine and back panel. In spite of this, the colors are vibrant on the front panel and only modestly dimmed on spine. A rare book in any jacket whatsoever, this one much nicer than usually found, and with no restorations at all. Fitzgerald's late masterpiece, and many consider his finest work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Knizni obálky Josefa Capka.

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

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        Seven Gothic Tales. With an Introduction by Dorothy Canfield.

      New York, 1934.. The true first edition of Blixen's first book, her proper debut and "the most astonishing and perhaps greatest literary work of art from between the wars". This literary masterpiece was originally published in America, as it is here, then in the UK later the same year, and in a re-written edition in Danish in 1935. The legendary Danish writer, Karen Blixen-Finecke (pseudonym: Isak Dinesen) (1885-1962), was a Danish baroness, who married her cousin, the Swedish Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. They soon moved to Africa, where they ran a coffee-farm near Nairobi, and the happiest years of Blixen's life were spent here (she used to say: "Africa made me"). She divorced her husband, who was cheating on her and gave her syphilis, in 1922, and in 1932 she moved back to Denmark after the farm had gone bankrupt and her lover, Denys Finch-Hatton, had died in a plane-crash. She spent the remaining 30 years of her life in Denmark, where she died a legendary writer. After she had returned to Denmark, she began preparing some of the stories she had been working on in Africa for publication. She used the pseudonym Isak Dinesen (the name Isak is derived from the Hebrew Itzhak, which means "he laughed", and Dinesen was her maiden name) so that the public would think she was a man - in order to be taken seriously as a writer. Although written under a male pseudonym, the book was still not met with instant appreciation. Karen Blixen then offered the tales to the editor Constant Huntington at Putnam's in England, but he turned them down; luckily, her brother was well connected and within two years, his acquaintance, the American writer Dorythy Canfield (who wrote the introduction for the first edition), succeeded in having the book of stories published by Robert Haas and Harrison Smith (later Random House) in America. Blixen's first book became a success, was elected Book-of-the-Month-Club, and was published by Putnam's later the same year. It established her reputation and laid the foundations for her further writings, financially as well as literally. She translated the tales into Danish and published them thus in 1935. "In the middle of the thirties the most astonishing and perhaps greatest literary work of art from between the wars landed in Denmark - via the USA: Isak Dinesen's "Sy Fantastiske Fortællinger" (1935), re-written in Danish by the author after the English-language original, "Seven Gothic Tales" (1934). [...] This book, as well as the ones to come, was received with excitement, astonishment and respect; but it was not until the war, and especially after the war, that the particular actuality of the writings was fully realized - and this was to become of literary importance" (Politiken's History of Danish Literature - own translation).Karen Blixen's first book, the collections of Gothic Tales, were quite unusual at the time. They take place about a hundred years before the time in which they were written and they tend towards the gloomy and the grotesque. They were meant to startle, but not fright, the reader, and they contain many magical and supernatural elements. In many ways the stories resemble those of "A Thousand and One Nights".Since her breakthrough with "Seven Gothic Tales", Blixen has been considered a writer of the greatest importance, and execized a great influence upon writers and cultural personas of the generations to come - many authors recognize her as a direct source of inspiration. Several of her novels have been filmatized, she was nominated for the Nobel Prize twice, she was elected honorary member of "The American Academy of Arts and Letters" (1957), and her portrait is printed on the Danish 50 kr. notes. She is the most famous of all modern Danish writers, and the only one of international fame

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        JAPANESE GOBLIN POETRY: Rendered into English By Lafcadio Hearn and Illustrated

      Tokyo 1934, Oyama. White cloth spine over blue Kasuri cotton. covers, tall folio, Japanese & English text, 23 tipped-in. tissue facsimiles, spine a bit rubbed, contents clean, with. presentation card signed, dated & sealed by Kazuo Koizumi.. A FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 COPIES FIRST AND ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 COPIES ONLY * The book was compiled by Lafcadio Hearn's son, Kazuo [Hearn] Koizumi. It is beautifully printed with nice typography, illustrated with 23 tipped-in facsimile drawings by Lafcadio Hearn. All were taken from Hearn's own notebook containing Japanese comic poems about goblins and monsters. Complete text in both English and Japanese. * THE EDITION: FIRST & ONLY NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 ONLY COPIES: Each copy has a separate limitation paper laid down, which was the LIMITATION STATEMENT COLOPHON, showing the limitation of 500 copies in all, each copy is individually numbered in blue ink. There is an additional Japanese language colophon inside the front cover stating the title, compiler, publisher, dates and a note by the printer. * The book has two separate English and Japanese title pages, preface, contents and full text in both languages, with each page of text * BINDING: Beautifully bound with white buckram cloth spine, over hand-loomed indigo-blue Ai Kasuri cotton cloth covers, in a Deluxe large paper edition, 32 x 43 cm. on hand-made Washi deckle-edge paper. The work was issued by Kazuo Koizumi to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his father's death. * RARITY: The book is rare, seldom found on the market, published in a small edition, the majority of these were distributed to friends by Kazuo, at the time not much of an economic venture, basically a "labor of love." * BIBLIOGRAPHY: BAL 8030. Not in Perkins becasue it was published the year Perkins was published. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Female Convict

      The Macaulay Company 1934 - First edition, first printing, in apparent second issue jacket. (Jacket price of .75 and front flap states near bottom: "The issuance of this new edition at reduced price is made possible by (a) use of the same plates made for the original edition: (b) acceptance by the author of a reduced royalty.") Inscribed by the author on the front end paper to a Mrs. McClain, signed and dated July 3rd, 1940. 254 p. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. A bit of dust soiling to grey cloth, tiny tear to head, else fine. Dust jacket is in quite nice shape: no fading. Small tear to head, light rubbing and edge wear, three little holes at fore edge of back panel. A few small purplish blotches on front flap, transferred from excess ink on signature on ffep. Burns, co-author of I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang, turned his attention to women in prison with this sensational expose of drug use, lesbianism, and abuse of authority. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1934 - 1934 Original Hardback Wisden - Bodyline - VG for year,

      1934. Hi, This lot is a 1934 Original Hardback Wisden in Very Good Condition. This Wisden is a very nice book, the gilt to the front is bright and for a 34 very good to the spine, the boards are nice and clean and hinges strong, tiny weakness to rear if being picky, some underlinings but otherwise super. Contains the bodyline controversy.

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      New York: Random House, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in a Very Good first state dust jacket with designer Ernst Reich's name on bottom corner of front panel and price of $3.50 intact. Light foxing to fore edge and cloth. Dust jacket shows darkening to spine, very faint stain to front panel, light edge wear with small nicks and chips and a two-inch long closed tear at the top of the front joint. A very pleasing example of this notoriously fragile dust jacket.

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        Manuscript Journal with Photographs - Unpublished Primary Source Account of a Merchant Travelling Through Southern China - Yunnanfu and Guangdong - Text in German

      1934. Yunnan, Guangdong, 1934-1935. Firsthand two-part travel journal illustrated with original photographs and manuscript route maps, describing one year in Yunnanfu [Kunming] and two subsequent journeys in Guangdong, South China. Signed dedication by the author inscribed to title page, dated 17 June 1935. Typescript text is in German, with Chinese surnames and placenames penned in Chinese manuscript. Photographs are neatly organized into corresponding sections of the journey, titled accordingly, and mounted to leafs adjacent to typescript caption. Qto. 92 pages combined, with 90 original sepia photographs measuring 5,5 x 8 cm, a frontis route map and title page which inscribed by the author on 17 June 1935. Maroon over green cloth boards, original endpapers reinforced at seam. Volume measures approximately 23 x 28,5 cm. Slight wear to boards at extremities, slight age-toning to some images, otherwise very good condition, a superb account with uncommon photographs. The author is an German merchant who was born in China, on the northern coast at Qingdao, who studied commerce in Germany, and who travelled for the purpose of trade as an agent of firms established in Shanghai and Canton. Travelling far from the usual touring spots, as he embarks on his commerce driven expeditions to south and southwest China, Glathe shares with pen and camera his experiences and his knowledge of regions not trodden by the common foreigner. Born in Qingdao, and having spent the majority of his life in China, his proficiency with the language and indigenous ways of life, lends itself to presenting authoritative, primary source insight. Alarmingly, slavery and public execution were still standard practice in the 1930s, in Yunnan at least. Unique in format and in content, this merchant's journal does not contain the standard iconic temples and pagodas, the Ming tombs, the forbidden city, or the like, but rather renders a most absorbing, unbiased and straightforward account of practices long before abolished in China's principal cities, and descriptions of remote villages retaining ancient tradition. After the Second World War, Glathe immigrated to Australia. The National Library of Australia holds a collection of 400 nitrate negatives, contained in four small albums, for photographs of southern China taken by Harry Glathe while he was travelling through Yunnan, Kwangsi and Kwangtung, selling dye and cloth. Approximately 160 of the images are also reproduced in a typed manuscript account of his travels in southern China, much like the present journal. The travellogue first describes one year in Yunnan Province, the author having settled in Kunming, and features accounts of the Yunnan slave trade, political corruption, capital punishment, spiritual legends, and regional custom. A 21 page narrative featuring 3 manuscript sketch maps, followed by 64 captioned photographs for visual illustration, the account and the photographic sections are each neatly presented in five areas of interest as follows: • Yunnan-Fu [Kunming] • Mineral springs in the Western Hills [kalkbrennereien] • The execution of two Chinese soldiers [Hinrichtung zweier soldaten] • Slavery in Yunnan [sklaverei] • River scenes and rock formations in the Kunming Stone Forest [Kunming, known as Yunnan-Fu until the 1920s, is now the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China, being the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of the province. Many of Yunnan's large businesses have established their headquarters in Kunming.] Almost immediately delving into Chinese politics, which, naturally, had a direct influence on foreign relations and commerce, he mentions opium, policing, and Lung Yun (1888-1962) - the corrupt and independent-minded governor of Yunnan, who had come to power in 1927 and was the last of the great warlords, and with whom he must have had a meeting. Glathe includes a close-up snapshot photograph of the governor. Five pages are devoted to slave trading practices in Yunnan, an industry largely trading women and children, describing the average prices fetched for a slave, means by which the victims are scouted, and their vulnerability although allegedly a protective system was in place. A section is devoted to an account of the gruesome public execution of two Chinese soldiers, death being the sentence for a crime of extortion. He further describes Buddhist temples, bronze and gold monuments, the deity Quan Yin with 1000 eyes, the cherished legend of the goddess Kuan Yin, a visit to Hei Long Tan Park in Kunming and its large Taoist Dragon Fountain Temple. He lists several other temples and altars passed on his travels off. Excerpts from the manuscript, dealing with the year spent in Yunnan: Title: Ein Jahr in Yünnanfu. H. Glathe. Im Auftrage von Herren Glathe & Witt, Schanghai. Vom 13. Februar 1934 bis 6. März 1935. [A Year in Yunnan-Fu from 13 February 1934 to 6 March 1935: Representing Gathe & Witt Co. of Shanghai. By H. Glathe] " Hauptprodukt der Agrikultur neben Reis in Yunnan eben Opium. Unzählige felder tragen mohnblumen aus welchen opium gewonnen wird." [... the main agricultural product in Yunnan, next to rice, is opium. Countless fields produce poppies from which opium is extracted.] "Das einzige gebiet in china, wo noch sklaven im eigentlichen Sinne des wortes ganz öffentlich gehandelt werden, ist die Provinz Yünnan... Die chinesische bezeichnung für weibliche sklaven ist Ja Tou... " [The only region in China where even slaves are publicly traded in the true sense of the word, is the Yunnan Province... The Chinese term for female slaves is Ja Tou...] "Solch eine sklavenhändlerin geht aufs land und sucht sich dort eine tochterreiche familie heraus die sie besuchen geht. Nun gibt sie an, sie habe keinen sohn und möchte gerne einen sohn adoptieren. Es wird nun lange hin und her geredet..." [Such a slave trader goes to the countryside and seeks there a family with daughters only, which they will visit... they have no son and would like to adopt a son. It will be negotiated back and forth for a long while...] "In jedem falle hat die sklavin des recht auf die polizei zu gehen und sich dort über ihren herrn zu beschweren. Die polizei wird den fall untersuchen, und wenn berechtigt wird die sklavin ihren herrn entzogen und in die besserungsanstalt für frauen "Gan Chua Yuean" gebracht, wo sie als tochter oder frau verkaufe sklavin wieder zu sklavenarbeit verwendet, so greift die polizei auch ein, aber nur, wenn das mädchen selbst hingeht und sich beschwert." [In any case, the slave has the right to go to the police and complain about their Lord. The police will investigate the case, and if the right is revoked, the slave is taken from her master are brought to the reformatory for women called "Gan Chua Yuan" where they sell her back into slave labor as a daughter or wife, so too the police also intervenes, but only if the girl herself goes and complains.] "Die ausfuhr von sklavinnen ist streng verboten." [The export of slaves is strictly prohibited.] "Zwei wochen vor der Hinrichtung fingen zwei Chinesische soldaten einen kleinen schulbuben und versuchten von den eltern geld zu erpressen... Die soldaten wurden sofort verhaftet, verhört und zu pole verurteilt... Noch lange bleiben die Chinesen um die beiden Zeichen stehen. Es war ca. 32º in der Sonne, und erst am nächsten tage wurden sie weggebracht." [Two weeks earlier, was an execution of two Chinese soldiers who captured a young schoolboys and tried to extort money from his parents. The soldiers were immediately arrested, interrogated and sentenced to pole. The Chinese surrounded the two characters from a distance. It was about 32º in the sun, and the next day they were taken away.] The second narrative in the journal is in itself a two-part work, dealing with two consecutive journeys in Guangdong. First providing a general description of the province, Glathe then summarizes his observations of the populace and the unique characteristics of thirteen towns and villages visited, some of which were quite remote and diminutive. Some of the latter may, nonetheless, may have offered viable commercial opportunity for one who spoke the language and understood the lay of the land. This portion of the volume comprises 20 pages of text, plus 4 pages of manuscript diagrams, followed by 26 captioned photographs for illustration. A one week journey into central regions, from 20-27 April 1935, discusses specifically Waichow [Huizhou], Poklo [Boluo County], and Tamshui [Danshui]. The second was a three week journey, from 7 to 27 May 1935, to the northernmost inner reaches of the province, during which time he visited and assessed to Tsingyuen [Qingyuan], Yintak, Shiuchow [Chaozhou], Chihing, Namhung, Namon (Kiangsi) [Jiangxi], Gamchow (Kiangsi), Yanfa, as well as the remote villages of Lokchong [Lechang] and of Pingshek. Excerpts from the manuscript's second section, describing travels in Guangdong: Title: Mein Reisen in Südchina. H. Glathe. Im Auftrage der Deutschen Farben-Handelsgesellschaft Waibel & Co., Jebsen & Co. als Agenten in Canton. [My travels in southern China. H. Glathe. On behalf of the German pigment trading company Waibel & Co., Jebsen & Co., agents in Canton.] "Die provinz Kwangtung, ganz im Süden Chinas gelegen, ist eine der schönsten, reichsten - und schon durch ihre geopolitische lege bedingt - auch fortschrittlichten Provinzen des Reiches... Man findet hauptsächlich zwei rassen vertreten- die Eingeborenen, oder Punti und die vor ungefähr 6 bis 700 Jahren zugewanderten Hakka." [The province of Kwangtung (Guangdong), located in southern China, is one of the most beautiful, richest and already conditioned by their geopolitical circumstances - is one of the most progressive provinces of the empire. One finds mainly two races represented, the natives or Punti, and the "Hakka" who immigrated about 600 to 700 years ago.] "Angebaut wird in der Provinz hauptsächlich Reis, Rohrzucker, Hanf, Bataten, Erdnüsse, Obst, Tabak, Maulbeer und Gemüse." [The main agricultural products of the province are rice, sugar cane, hemp, sweet potatoes, peanuts, fruit, tobacco, mulberry and vegetables.] "In vielen städten besteht schon elektrisches licht." [Many cities already have electric light.] "Das Kwangtung immer mehr sein wesen als militärstaat hervorhebt bezeugen die überall anzutreffenden soldaten, mit mustergültiger ausrüstung..." [The Kwangtung increasingly emphasizes its status as a military state, testified by the ubiquitous soldiers with their exemplary standard equipment...] "Waichow [Huizhou]... Die stadt ist auffallend sauber... Der Mangel an Hunden ist damit zu erklären, dass ein junger hund in Kwantung eine delikatesse ist." [The city is remarkably clean... The lack of dogs can be explained by the fact that a young dog is a delicacy in Kwantung.] "Poklo ist ein kleines nest von vielleicht 5000 einwohnern... Das eigenartige bei einem chinesischen hotel ist nämlich, dass die wände nur etwas höher als manneshöhe sind." [Poklo (Boluo County) is a small center with a population of about 5000... One strange characteristic of a Chinese hotel are the walls which are only slightly higher than a man's height.] Harry Glathe was of German and Swiss descent, born on 20 July 1914 (only eight days before the Great War began), in Tsingtao [Qingdao] where his father was a merchant. As an infant he was taken to Switzerland when his father was captured by the Japanese. In 1925 he and his mother were rejoined to his father in Shanghai, who had re-established himself a an import-export business with a friend and colleague. Harry Glathe attended Kaiser Wilhelm school in Shanghai. For a time the family lived in Chefoo, where Alfred Glathe represented HC Augustesen & Co. At a fairly young age, from 1930-1933 Harry was sent to Antwerp, Germany, where he earned his commercial diploma, subsequently returning to China as an employee of his father's firm Glathe & Witt. He worked mainly in Shanghai until 1939, and travelled as a dye and cloth salesman for two other firms from 1933 to 1936, to Yunnan, Guangxi and Guangdonghe during which time he took at least 400 hundred photographs and recorded various aspects of social life. In 1939 he published a 48 page work titled, "The Origin and Development of Chinese Money." Glathe was notably proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He also spoke some Cantonese due to his work in South China. Glathe lived and worked for a short time in Hong Kong in the latter half of 1939, for a firm who then sent him to New Guinea. He was in New Guinea at the outbreak of the Second World War, and until 1946. Alas, just as his father had been before him, he too became a prisoner of war under Japanese rule. After the war, he emigrated with his wife (and possibly children) to Australia. He died circa 1995. A collection comprising a travelogue, photographs and papers, from his life and work in China were donated in 2000 to the National Library of Australia. The author's father, Alfred Glathe (1887-1954), born in Leisnig, Saxony, was a successful merchant in Qingdao and Shanghai, a prisoner of the Japanese in the First World War, a civil servant in Shanghai, and a active advocate for the repatriation of Germans in China. In 1909, at age 22, he went to Qingdao and worked until the beginning of World War I as a clerk in the department store called Sietas, Plambeck & Co. One of his colleagues there was Ludwig Witt, whom he later worked with in Shanghai. In Tsingtao, September 1913, he married Erika Wyss, the daughter of a Swiss official in Andermatt and Harry was born nine months later. Alfred was an active participant in trying to defend his city during the Siege of Tsingtao, October-November 1914, but found himself a prisoner of war, as was Ludwig Witt. His wife and son left for Switzerland. The company Sietas, Plambeck & Co was terminated and the entire property confiscated by the Japanese. In 1920 Alfred was finally released by the Japanese, and joined entered Augustesens' newly founded import-export company called "HC Augustesen, China Trade", the three soon becoming joint owners. By 1925 the firm was a partnership of five co-owner: Augustesen, Glathe, P. Hansen of Mukden, L.A. Witt of Hankou, and A.H. Schmidt of Niuzhuang, which also employed fourteen Germans. In August 1926 Hans Augustesen died. Alfred's wife and son returned to meet him in Shanghai in 1925, Harry then being eleven years old. In 1926, following Augustesen's death, Alfred Glathe and Ludwig Witt jointly founded their own import-export company, Glathe & Witt. In the 1930s Alfred Glathe was then chairman of the German municipality of Shanghai, and from 1 May from 1941 to 1943 a member of the Shanghai Municipal Council. As with many other Germans in China, in July 1946, following the Second World War, Glathe was repatriated to Germany, making the voyage on the "Marine Robin". He immediately found employment from 1946 to 1951 as a business-executive director of the Asia-Pacific Business Association in Hamburg. During this period, he was an active promoter for the repatriation of China Germans. [The Siege of Tsingtao took place between 31 October and 7 November 1914, and was fought by Japan and the United Kingdom against Imperial Germany. The siege was the first encounter between Japanese and German forces and also the first Anglo-Japanese operation during the war.] . Very Good.

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      - A Beneficio del Montepío de Empleados de la Excma. Diput. Provincial. 14 de Octubre de 1934. Rejoneador: ANTONIO CAÑERO. MATADORES: MARCIAL LALANDA, JOAQUIN RODRIGUEZ "Cagancho" y RAFAEL VEGA. Cartel en Seda, orlado. Enmarcado. (T-105) 45x31 cms. CARTELES TAUROMAQUIA

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        Szabad írás. Irodalmi és m?vészeti kritikai beszámoló. Els? szám 1934 február. [Free Writing. Critical Review of Literature and Art. 1st Number. February, 1934.]

      Lajos Müller (Neufeld Zoltán, Pannóni nyomda), Budapest 1934 - With illustrated title page, a linocut by Lajos S. Sz?nyi. First edition. First number of two (second was banned by authorities). (2), 3-20 p. First number of the avant-garde, progressive, leftist magazine. The second number was banned by the authorities and most copies were destroyed. With the translation of Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud's letter exchange; Anna Seger's short story "Die Wellblech-Hutte"; a poem by Erich Käster; and an essay by Ferenc Fejt? (under the pseudonym Ern? Fülöp) about the emigrant German authors, Thomas Mann, Stafan Zweig and Alfred Döblin. Extremeties slightly chipped, overall in very good condition. First edition. First number of two (second was banned by authorities). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Casabella. Rivista mensile. Direttore: Giuseppe Pagano. Redattori: G. Palanti - E. Persico (ab No. 82: Redattore capo: Edoardo Persico).

      Anno VII., Milano. 1934 - 12 Nummern in 1 Band. Milano. Anno VII. 1934. 30,5x27,5 cm. Je Heft ca. 40-60 S. Mit vielen s/w. Abbildungen und einigen farbigen Tafeln. Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Die Januar-Nummer ist noch als Nummer 1 bezeichnet, ab der Februar-Nummer wechselt die Heftnumerierung zu Nr. 74, die 12 Nummern des 7. Jahres 1934 folglich wie folgt numeriert: No. 1 (bzw. 73), 74-84.- Rücken etwas berieben. Stempel auf Vorsatz. Schnitt leicht fleckig. Sprache: Italienisch Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Exil-Konvolut: 1. Wilhelm II. Ein Film von Dosio Koffler. Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung Kofflers auf der Innenseite des Umschlages: Meinen lieben Felds, die mir mit brüderlicher Freundschaft das Exil zur Heimat gemacht haben. In inniger Verbundenheit, Dosio. Prag, im Oktober ?34. 2. Dosio Koffler: Die deutsche Walpurgisnacht. Ein Spiel in 5 Szenen. Vorwort von Wickham Steed. Lincolns-Prager, London. 1941. 94 S. 8°, OBrosch. Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmung des Autors auf Vortitel: Meinem lieben Sir John in herzlichster Freundschaft, Dosio. (Exilarchiv 3130) 3. Dosio Koffler: The German witches? sabbath. A satire in five scenes. English version by Graham Rawson. Lincolns-Prager, London. 1942. (Exilarchiv 43131). 4. Vansittartitis. A

      Prag ; London. 1934 ; 1941 ; 1942 - getr. Zähl. 8°, ill.OBrosch. Zeugnisse des Weges Kofflers im Exil. Der Schriftsteller Dosio Koffler, der 1892 im zu Österreich-Ungarn gehörenden Cecowa geboren wurde und 1955 in London starb, gehörte in den 20er Jahren zum Kreis um den Schriftsteller und Dramatiker Berthold Viertel. Seit dieser Zeit war er auch mit dem Filmpublizisten Hans Feld befreundet, mit dem er später den Weg des Exils teilte. Er verfasste Satiren u.a. auf Kaiser Wilhelm II, die von den Nazis zu ?schädlichem und unerwünschtem Schrifttum? erklärt wurden. 1933 emigrierte Koffler nach Prag und 1938 weiter nach London, wo er gesundheitlich angeschlagen unter ärmlichen Verhältnissen lebte. Dort schrieb der von Karl Krauss beeinflußte Autor das beeindruckende Werk ?Die deutsche Walpurgisnacht? - Gemeinsam mit Mephisto bereisen Goethe, Schiller und Nietzsche das grauenvolle nationalsozialistische Deutschland. Es erschien mit einem Vorwort desTIMES-Chefredakteurs Steed. Das Geld aus dem Verkauf der Filmrechte dieses Dramas legt er in Bücher und ein Ex libris, das er sich von der ebenfalls in London lebenden Graphikerin Marie Mauther-Kahlbeck entwerfen ließ, an (siehe das biographische Nachwort von Karl Riha in der Neuausgabe der Walpurgisnacht 1987). Im Londoner Exil war Koffler kurzzeitig im Freien Deutschen Kulturbund aktiv, trat dann aber der antistalinistischen Gruppe Unabhängiger Deutscher Autoren bei, die 1939 von seinem Freund Kurt Hiller gegründet wurde. Das Exemplar Wilhelm II. Ein Film ist am Rücken mit Fehlstelle versehen und am Deckel eingerissen, das Buch Vansittartitis ist innen mit Anstreichungen versehen. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Moscow Excursion

      New York: Reynal and Hitchcock. [1934]. First. First American edition. Slight soiling on the boards else fine in very slightly spine-toned about fine dustwrapper. Publisher's complimentary copy with slip laid in (stating the date of publication as August 8, 1934 - the date doesn't otherwise appear in the book), and with a Reynal and Hitchcock editor's card laid in. The very uncommon second book by the author of the Mary Poppins series, a travelogue of Russia. The publisher's blurb indicates that Travers: "did what few tourists do, and what no journalist resident in the Soviet Union who wishes to stay there can do - she brought her intelligence to bear on what she saw going on around her, not what was supposed to be going on." Further: "This is no serious analytical survey by a casual traveler, but a personal document which brings to the reader the heart-break, the humor, and the entertainment found in a Moscow excursion by a gay young woman who is at once civilized and intelligent." An especially nice copy, and very uncommon. .

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        Preliminary Bonneville Power Navigation Project. Five maps/diagrams.

      War Department Corps of Engineers U.S. Army.. 1934.. Five blue print maps/diagrams, sheet size 21 x 32 inches, two staples at left edge. A few small corner creases; very good condition. Includes General Site Map, Spillway Dam Plan and Section of Foundation Exploration, Typical Sections Spillway Dam & Abutments, Spillway Dam Cofferdam Layout, and Spillway Dam Crib Sections. Plus smaller diagram stapled to front "Summary Hydragraph Columbia River at Bonneville". .

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        The Theory of Money and Credit

      Jonathan Cape, 1934, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, First English Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 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, Former Library Copy

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        Photographs 1920-1934. With a portrait by Picasso. Texts by André Breton, Paul Eluard, Rrose Sélavy, Tristan Tzara - Preface by Man Ray. Second Edition

      Hartford.: James Thrall Soby; Cahiers d'Art Hartford, CT; Paris: James Thrall Soby; Cahiers d'Art, 1934., 1934. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition, second issue. Folio. [14]pp (Text), 104pp (plates), [2]pp. Original plastic spiral bound colour photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. 104 gravure plates. Covers a little rubbed and thumbed, plastic spiral entire and intact. In custom-made drop-box.

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        Scarce Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery

      South Bend, IN 1934 - "Father of Notre Dame Football" for his success in expanding the football program from an intramural activity to a full-fledged sport. He played quarterback and served as head coach from 1896 - 1898, compiling a record of 12-6-1. In 1897 he became the first coach to employ a place kick from the scrimmage, a tactic that soon thereafter became a regular part of the aggressive play of all football teams. Hering was also the first basketball coach at Notre Dame, coaching one season from 1897-1898, and helmed the school's baseball team from 1897-1899. In addition to his many sports accomplishments, Hering is called the "Father of Mother's Day" for his endless work in promoting the establishment of a national holiday. His name has long been obscured in the shadows of Knute Rockne; this is why his letters rarely come to market. 1 page, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, South Bend, Indiana, October 30, 1934. Written to journalist James Hollister, editor of the Evening Eagle, in part: "How graciously you write concerning those who are privileged to make your acquaintance!.Out of experiences of three score years, I can truthfully say that even when we do not merit the depth of the kindly things said or written concerning us, we really do find renewed strength to carry on in activities that receive the approval of the men whose judgment means much to us." Two horizontal folds and faint creasing, but still in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      London: William Heinemann,, 1934. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled; an exceptional copy in the bright, unclipped jacket, with some nicks and short closed tears to extremities, and tape repairs to verso. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dr Marshall from H.S. Hoff", with a later inked addition (not in the author's hand), including his initials (F.H.B.) and identifying him as a don at Christ's College, Cambridge. Hoff read natural sciences there, graduating in 1933 - a year before publication of this novel. The recipient was likely Professor Francis (Tibby) Marshall (1878-1949), Dean (1926) and Vice Master (1939) at Christ's College. Marshall was a pioneering scholar of mammalian reproduction, and was known affectionately in Cambridge as "Tibby", his pet name for the college cats. This is the author's first book, and the first of four books under his real name; he later wrote under the pseudonym William Cooper. It was published later the same year in the US under the title It Happened in PRK. Scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Grapes of Wrath.

      New York, 1934. Original illustrated full cloth in very fine condition, with the original pictorial dust-jacket. Pasted-down end-papers with some light brownspotting (due to the original glue). Dust-jacket with a bit of light wear to extremities and very neatly, barely noticeably, re-enforced from verso with fine rice-paper. Not price-clipped. Very nice condition.. First edition ("First published in April 1939" on copyright page" and wrapper with "FIRST EDITION" printed on bottom flap) of this modern classic, one of the Great American Novels, the novel primarily responsible for Steinbeck winning the Nobel Prize, and, as John Timmerman sums up, arguably "the most thoroughly discussed novel... in criticism, reviews, and college classrooms... of 20th century American literature."At the time of publication, "The Grapes of Wrath", as Peter Lisca put it "was a phenomenon on the scale of a national event. It was publicly banned and burned by citizens, it was debated on national talk radio; but above all, it was read."According to The New York Times, it was the best-selling book of 1939, and by February 1940, 430.000 copies of it had been printed. In Februaray, it won the National Book Award and in 1962, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.In 2005, Time magazine included the novel in its "TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005"; In 2009, The Daily Telegraph included it in its "100 Novels Everyone Should Read"; in 1998, the Modern Library ranked it tenth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; in 1999, Le Monde ranked it seventh on its list of the 100 best books of the 20th century, and in 2003, BBC listed it at number 29 among the "nation's best loved novels".Set under the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath" is not only canonical due to its literary qualities, but also due to its historical context. It is noted for its passionate depiction of the poor, which is also the raason for the many contemporary attacks that Steinbeck suffered due to his social and political views

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        REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST. (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu). Swann's way; Within a budding grove; The Guermantes way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet cheat gone; The past recaptured.... With an introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch.

      Random House. New York. 1934. MODERN LIBRARY EDITION. Two volumes, Complete. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.8 inches). Volume one; xv, 1141 pp. Volume two; vi, 1124 p. Finely bound in attractive early leather bindings. Fine half mid blue morocco. Spines with five raised bands, each with gilt dots. The compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Blue cloth on boards with gilt ruled borders. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. In volume two a previous owner has written his name and house name on the front blank endpaper and also another owner name appears on the title page, along with a telephone number and the state in the US where he lived, otherwise the volumes are clean and bright throughout. --- The complete seven volumes of Proust's masterwork issued by the Modern Library in two volumes, and attractively bound in leather. The bindings are unsigned but are certainly the work of a master bookbinder.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        ABC of Reading 1. Edition

      London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., Broadway House: 68-74 Carter Lane, 1934, VERY RARE. 197 Pages 8° Red cloth, Name forwards the title page (Herby Lewis), good conditionVersand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Eppler]
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        TARZAN THE TERRIBLE (Inscribed to the Editor of the Tarzan Comic Strips)

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1934. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, [1934]. Originally printed in 1921, this is the fourth Grosset reprint with four interior illustrations by J. Allen St. John and 32 Burroughs titles listed on the back panel. A Near Fine copy in original publisher's red mesh cloth stamped in black in a Very Good dust jacket (small amount of chipping and rubbing, a few small closed tears). INSCRIBED by the author to his friend, United Features Syndicate editor Monte Ferris Bourjaily, who oversaw the distribution of the Tarzan comic strip. "To Monte Bourjaily/ with all good wishes/ for Mother's day/ Edgar Rice Burroughs." Bookplate.. Signed. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by J. Allen St. John.

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