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      New York: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1934. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. Protected in a later tan leatherette slipcase with red cloth interior, blind embossed in the style of the dust jacket on the front and gilt lettered on the spine. Dust jacket is first state with the designer's name, Reichl, on the front corner (Ernst Reichl). Not price clipped. Dust jacket has chips and a sunned spine with a tape repair on inside rear flap. Tan cloth boards with red and black imprint. Binding tight. Top edge brown with light soil on edges. Tan endpapers. Interior is clean and free of markings. Includes a foreword by Morris L. Ernst, the court decision lifting the obscenity ban on Ulysses that involved Mr. Ernst, and a letter dated 1932 from Mr. Joyce to the publisher regarding details and difficulties of publication. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 767 pp .

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        Beasts Royal

      Putnam 1934 - The first edition signed by Tunnicliffe on the frontis ,the only copy I have seen ,a rare item [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A Handful of Dust

      London Chapman and Hall Ltd 1934. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Spine leaning. Chips at head and base of spine. Previous owner's inscription on fep. Foxing within First Edition Red decorated hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 348pp + ads. Frontispiece of 'Hetton Abbey'.

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        On an algebraic generalization of the quantum mechanical formalism. Offprint

      1934 - Jordan, Pascual (1902-80); John von Neumann (1903-57); and Eugene Wigner (1902-95). On an algebraic generalization of the quantum mechanical formalism. Offprint from Annals of Mathematics, second series, 35 (1934). 29-64pp. 254 x 176 mm. Original printed wrappers, margins a bit dust-soiled. Very good. Presentation Copy, Inscribed by Jordan to physicist Gregor Wentzel (1898-1978) on the front wrapper: "Herrn Wentzel mit hertzlichen Grüssen! P. J." First Edition, Offprint Issue of Jordan, von Neumann and Wigner’s classic paper on one of the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, introducing what are now known as the formally real Jordan algebras. "When [the real numbers, the complex numbers and the quaternions] were sent down from platonic heaven to tell the world about the algebraic structure of quantum mechanics, they took on human avatars and wrote this paper" (Baez). In an earlier paper Jordan had introduced the "Jordan algebras," a special type of non-associative algebra, to formalize the notion of an algebra of observables in quantum mechanics. "In 1932, Pascual Jordan tried to isolate some axioms that an "algebra of observables" should satisfy. The unadorned phrase "algebra" usually signals an associative algebra [i.e., one in which (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)], but this not the kind of algebra Jordan was led to. In both classical and quantum mechanics, observables are closed under addition and multiplication by real scalars. In classical mechanics we can also multiply observables, but in quantum mechanics this becomes problematic. . . . "However, in quantum mechanics one can still raise an observable to a power and obtain another observable. From squaring and taking real linear combinations, one can construct a commutative product . . . This led Jordan to define what is now called a formally real Jordan algebra . . . In 1934, Jordan published a paper with von Neumann and Wigner classifying finite-dimensional formally real Jordan algebras" (Baez; emphasis ours). The formally real Jordan algebras correspond to various spin factors, which in turn "have an intriguing relation to special relativity" (Baez); see Baez for a more detailed account of Jordan, von Neumann and Wigner’s paper. Jordan algebras also play important roles in other branches of mathematics: Lie groups and algebras, differential geometry, projective geometry, probability and statistics. Jordan presented this copy of his paper to theoretical physicist Gregor Wentzel, who also made contributions to quantum mechanics: He is best known for the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation for finding approximate solutions to linear partial differential equations with spatially varying coefficients. Baez, John, "State-Observable Duality (Part 2)." The N-category Cafe: A Group Blog on Math, Physics and Philosophy. N.p., 27 Nov. 2010. Web. Accessed 12 Sept. 2014. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        VALENCIA 1934

      AVIÑO 1934 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. VALENCIA Tamaño del cartel: 71x100cm El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Empire Unity and Defence

      Bristol: Arrowsmith,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine. With the dust jacket and wraparound band. Diagrams and tables to the text. Light browning, else very good in slightly rubbed and soiled jacket, chipped at the head of the spine, no loss of text. First edition. This copy inscribed by Fuller on the front free endpaper; "To Hugh Cudlipp from J.F.C.F., 15.11.1940". An interesting association, from the Fascist fellow-travelling, occultist loner to a clubbable, left-leaning, populist communicator. At the time of the inscription Cudlipp was editor of the Sunday Pictorial, and creator with the paper's editorial director Cecil Harmsworth King, of "a daring, contemporary version of the Sunday Pictorial based on a dashing use of pictures, modern American-style typography, and, above all, political nous of an entirely new kind in a popular paper" (Anthony Howard's ODNB on Cudlipp). The book comes from a period of "literary productivity" for Fuller; "His books called for a complete overhaul of traditional British structures and mores; those published on the army were laced with savage wit. Empire Unity and Defence (1934) argued for a rationalization of imperial defence policy to ensure naval command of the oceans, the foundation of British strategy" (Brian Holden Reid, ODNB). Cudlipp has annotated the press quotes on the belly-band; "A brilliant book. Must be read." - Daily Mail [It wasn't!]; "Will be a classic of the Twentieth Century." - Army, Navy & Air Force Gazette [Balls! As usual from all 3 services.]; has also added a scatter of pencilled marginalia to the first chapter. An excellent copy of an uncommon book, particularly so in the jacket, the wraparound never before encountered.

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        Call it Sleep

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, first printing. Good, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth soiled, lightly scuffed, rubbed at the corners, faded at spine. Front hinge slightly started at bottom. Pages lightly toned, but unmarked. The American and Jewish literary classic, which was nearly forgotten shortly after publication, to be revived some thirty years later after receiving a front page review in The New York Times Book Review.

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      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1934. No. 88 OF 325 COPIES on paper (and three on vellum) n. Hardcover. 289 x 203 mm (11 3/8 x 8"). Two volumes. No. 88 OF 325 COPIES on paper (and three on vellum). Publisher's blue crushed half morocco over ivory buckram, flat spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a later slipcase. With seven-line foliated initials in blue, five elaborate architectural title page borders (the same border used each time), a small woodcut of the author appearing on two of the title pages, 11 large woodcuts (three designs, one repeated seven times, another three times) showing the company of storytellers, and 100 smaller cuts, each introducing one of the tales, all of the illustrations by R. J. Beedham and E. Joyce Francis after those found in the 1492 Venetian edition of Boccaccio printed by Joannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis. Printed in blue and black. Ransom, p. 19. Slight residue from leather preservative, the paper covering the upper hinge of first volume split along half its length, otherwise quite a fine copy, the easily soiled cream-colored sides spotless, the bindings with only negligible wear, and the text quite beautiful. This set is less expansive than some of the other notable products of the Shakespeare Head Press (the "Works" of Chaucer, Froissart, and Spenser are in eight volumes, and Shakespeare's are in 10), but its elegant illustrations make it stand out from the others. The woodcuts are based on those done by the so-called "Popular Designer" for the first illustrated Italian printing of Boccaccio, a work considered to be among the finest Venetian woodcut books of the 15th century. In line and feeling, the illustrations are obviously similar to those that appear in the Aldine "Hypnerotomachia Poliphili," the most celebrated illustrated work of the Renaissance. The text here is from the original English translation, printed in 1625 by Isaac Jaggard, the man responsible for issuing the first folio of Shakespeare. Although we do not know the translator of the text, it has been suggested that it was done by the linguist and lexicographer John Florio (1553-1625), who was language tutor at the court of James I. Even apart from the illustrations, our volumes are elegantly produced and attractively designed; the extensive use of blue in the headings and text is an especially pleasing feature. The Shakespeare Head Press was founded in 1904 by A. H. Bullen and taken over, upon Bullen's death in 1920, by Basil Blackwell and his partner, Bernard Newdigate (1869-1944). The latter was engaged as manager and designer for the Press, and between the wars Newdigate was probably the most important name in private press printing. Franklin says that Newdigate's years at the Shakespeare Head Press made it "the most mature and sophisticated of the private presses." The work Newdigate did for distribution by his own as well as by other presses (for example, the Cresset Press) comprised an output that had a profound influence on the standards of book production in Britain.

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      Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1934 - First Edition, First Printing with copyright 1934 printed on the copyright page with NO indication of later printings. A stunning copy in the ORIGINAL publisher's black cloth. The book is in excellent condition and appears UNREAD. The gold lettering is bright without the usual rubbing or fading. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fabulous copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION that has the publisher's imprint printed on the copyright page. We buy Stout First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Negro Anthology Made by Nancy Cunard 1931-1933

      London: Nancy Cunard at Wishart and Company, 1934. Hardcover. Good. One of 1,000 copies, large quarto. Publisher's dark brown buckram with titles stamped in red on the spine and front cover; map of "The Black Belt of America" on rear, dark brown topstain. viii, 855pp; map of Africa tipped in between pages 584-5.The spine shows the usual sunning with some wear to the extremities with some tiny bits of loss at the front joint. Prelims foxed and soiled with a 4.5 inch deep chip at the bottom of the title page, not affecting any text. Small spot of paper residue to front endpaper, likely from a bookplate and what looks like old evidence of a pocket on the rear, but otherwise the book is completely free of any library or previous ownership markings. A serviceable copy of an uncommon book in any condition, with most of the edition destroyed by a warehouse fire in London during the blitz.

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        Art Déco - Deutsche Tapeten (Art Déco German Wallpaper Sample Catalogue)

      NP, [Germany] 1934 - Oblong elephant folio. Bolted half cloth over textured color paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover. Contains 300 highly-textured, multi-colored samples of wallpaper. First leaf with 19 mounted, heavily embossed smaller (app. 3" x 3") Lincrusta samples, remaining 281 samples measure 11 1/2" x 17". Lincrusta is a deeply embossed wall covering. Many of the 281 samples are in the Art Déco style, others have floral or uniform designs. Verso of each leaf with stamped sample number and price. Majority of samples were manufactured in the Leimdruck technique. Most likely the catalogue was not from a manufacturer but a large distributor, whose initials and phone number are on front cover "E. K. Ch. Tel. 21864." Minor staining on cloth. Overall very good condition. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        London Transport Underground. Map of London.

      1934 - London: Roadway Publications, 1934. Colour-printed map. Sheet 1010 x 1265mm. Original folds, with minor repairs in corners. Otherwise in excellent condition. A detailed map of Central London, based on the Ordnance Survey, overprinted with the routes of the Underground lines.

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        Murder on the Orient Express

      London: The Crime Club LTD, W. Collins Sons and Co. 1934., 1934. First edition. Octavo, pp. 254, 2 of adverts. Publisher's orange cloth with black titles to front and spine. Slight lean to the textblock, some very occasional spotting to the pages but generally clean and bright. Some dustiness and marking to the edges. Spine is tanned and there is some marking to the covers. Some bumping to the head and tail caps, corners and rubbing along all the edges of the boards. Now housed in a smart black cloth clamshell case with a leather spine with raised bands and gilt titles.

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        The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

      Chatto & Windus, London 1934 - A near fine first U. K. Edition, which preceds the U. S. Edition. Spine ends and corners gently softened. Slight offset to endpages. Light foxing to some pages. The unclipped original jacket in mylar has some restoration to spine ends and corners and price of 7s 6d. A square tight unmarked copy housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre. Translated from the original "Der Schatz deer Sierra Madre" by Basil Creighton

      London, Chatto and Windus. 1934., 1934. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo., pp. 295. Publisher's brick-coloured cloth with gilt titles to slightly faded spine. Near Fine.

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        Scarce Typed Letter Signed on personal stationery

      South Bend, IN, 1934. unbound. 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. 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.

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      Paris: Gallimard, 1934. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition for of wich no leading copies exists, one of the review copies. Autograph signed by the author René Bertelé. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de André Breton à René Bertelé.

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        Facies Dolorosa: Das Schmerzensreiche Antlitz

      Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1934. Spine gilt dulled, former owner's signature and stamp, light foxing to prelims; a very good copy in gilt-stamped boards, lacking the rare dustwrapper.. First Edition. Quarto. A catalogue of faces of the sad, insane, sick, and dying; 64 black and white gravure plates. The embodiment in photographic literature of how social or even medical documentary can rise to the level of art. (Parr / Badger, v1,136; Auer 213).

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        Filles de la pluie. Scènes de la vie Ouessantine. Lithographies de Mathurin Méheut.

      - P., Mornay, "Les Beaux Livres", 1934, In-8, demi-chagrin bleu nuit à coins, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couverture et dos conservés, 266 pp. Tirage limité, exemplaire numéroté sur Rives.

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        La rose publique EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Gallimard, 1934. Fine. Gallimard, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, relié. - First Edition, one of 1450 numbered copies on Alfa paper only leading copies after 50 "pur-fil" paper. Binding to bradel half red morocco, smooth spine, marbled paper boards, preserved covers, gilded head, binding signed Goy & Vilaine. Precious autograph signed by the author Jules Supervielle. Printed with initials of a bibliophile top of the first buffer guard by way of bookplates. Beautiful copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 1450 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 50 pur fil. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin rouge, dos lisse, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, tête dorée, reliure signé de Goy & Vilaine. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard à Jules Supervielle. Un tampon imprimé aux initiales d'un bibliophile en tête de la première garde en guise d'ex-libris. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Detection of neutrons liberated from beryllium by gamma rays: A new technique for inducing radioactivity. Offprint

      1934 - Szilard, Leo (1898-1964) and Thomas A. Chalmers. Detection of neutrons liberated from beryllium by gamma rays: A new technique for inducing radioactivity. Offprint from Nature 134 (1934). Single sheet, unbound. [2]pp. 216 x 134 mm. Crease in upper left corner, lower right corner chipped, light toning but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed in the upper right corner in an unidentified hand: "With compliments of L. Szilard." First Edition, Offprint Issue. In 1933, after fleeing from Germany to England to escape the Nazis, Hungarian theoretical physicist Leo Szilard came up with the idea of the nuclear chain reaction while crossing a street in London. He filed his first patent on the chain reaction in March 12, 1934 and that summer, in collaboration with T. A. Chalmers, he began a series of experiments on the beryllium nucleus using radium owned by the physics department at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College. "The beryllium nucleus was so lightly bound [Szilard] suspected he could knock neutrons out of it not only with alpha particles or neutrons but even with gamma rays or high-energy X rays . . . Their first experiment demonstrated a brilliantly simple method for separating isotopes of iodine by bombarding an iodine compound with neutrons. They then used this Szilard-Chalmers effect (as it came to be called), which was extremely sensitive, as a tool for measuring the production of neutrons in their second experiment: knocking neutrons out of beryllium using the gamma radiation from radium" (Rhodes, The Making of the Atomic Bomb, p. 215). The results of this second experiment are described in the present offprint. To Szilard’s disappointment, beryllium proved to be an unsuitable candidate for chain reaction; it was not until 1939, after the discovery of nuclear fission, that Szilard and Enrico Fermi were able to produce a nuclear chain reaction in uranium. The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction—which made possible the atomic bomb—was accomplished by Fermi and his associates in 1942. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        7 Autograph letters signed ("M-N").

      Berlin and others, 1934 and 1935.. Mostly 4to. Altogether 16 pp. With 4 autogr. envelopes and some addenda.. Detailed correspondence (in German) with Frantisek Kalivoda on the publication of a special edition of "Telehor" devoted to Moholy-Nagy, with praise of the recipient's work, ("It's amazing what you manage to achieve"), and of a prospective title ("The title 'thesis -- antithesis -- synthesis' is wonderfully Marxist - or Hegelian"), and declaring that "My one desire is, through telepathy and telesympathy, to make your work easy and pleasant". The papers comprise 3 sketches within text of paintings, and a sketched design for the outer covers of the special edition of "Telehor". - In detail: 1) 12. VIII. [1934]. 2 pp. With autograph envelope. - 2) 25. VIII. [1934]. 2 pp. With small coloured sketch, and autogr. envelope. -3) 27. II. 1935. 2 pp. - 4) 19. IV. 1935. 2 pp. With small sketch in pencil. - 5) 10. VI. 1935. 4 pp. With two small sketches. - 6) 9. VIII. 1935. 4 pp. With autogr. envelope. - 7) 9. X. 1935. 2 pp. With autogr. envelope. - Addenda: 1) Typescript signed by Moholy-Nagy, an introduction to an exhibition on Dutch fabric production, March 1935, 1p., folio. - 2) A typescript article by Kalivoda on the relationship between the artist and the city of Brünn, 1965, in Czech and German (punchholes in margins, folds, browned).

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        Seven Gothic Tales

      The First UK printing published by Putnam (London) in 1934.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Mild pushing at the spine ends with a little toning to the text block.Few minor marks to the lower text block.Light spotting and offsetting to the end papers.Free from inscriptions and erasures. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near FINE condition. Mild toning to the spine with minor edge wear in places.Small nick to upper front spine fold.The rear panel and flaps are remarkably clean for their age.The Rex Whistler designed jacket (with the main image repeated as the frontispiece) looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.The first book written by Karan Blixen, Danish writer of International acclaim, owner of the coffee farm near Nairobi, and subject of the film Out of Africa.A collection of seven tales interwoven with magic and the supernatural entitled - The Roads Round Pisa , The Old Chevalier, The Monkey, The Deluge at Norderney, The Supper at Elsinore, The Dreamers, The Poet. Scarce in the wrapper - An exceptional copy.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Salmson S4D

      Société des Moteurs Salmson, (Paris 1934 - Quarto. (8)ff. Catalogue promoting the Salmson S4D, from French automaker Société des Moteurs Salmson, illustrated throughout with black & white photographs depicting the interior, exterior, motor, and chassis of the vehicle. At the center of the booklet are five loose color posters with illustrations in a bold Art Deco style. The posters proclaim the merits of each body style of the S4D: for example, the "Précision" of the Cabriolet roadster, which is depicted alongside a jet engine, and the "Élégance" of the Demi-Berline sedan. Bound in bright violet printed wrappers bearing the name "Salmson S4D" in tall letters and a depiction of the sleek "Faux-Cabriolet." Advertising postcard and price list bearing dealership stamp laid in. Founded as a manufacturer of heavy-duty components for the military and railway, Salmson did not enter into automobile production until after World War One. Technically innovative, the models promoted in this brochure boasted independent front suspensions and an electro-mechanical gearbox. A few slight spots of rubbing to covers, else fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Diamond Jim. The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady

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

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      A RARE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LAST EMPEROR OF MANCHURIA & CHINA [Tokyo ? 1934] - . An original b.w. photograph, 9 x 7 inches,or23 x 18 cm, very good, issued by Acme News Pictures, N.Y.,glossy, clear, bright not faded. R A R E ORIGINAL PHOTO Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      New York: Equinox Cooperative Press, . Some offsetting to front endpapers of the book. Otherwise in near Fine condition. With seven illustrations done with a light, imaginative hand by Lynd Ward. Number 92 of 1000 of a limited edition signed by Thomas Mann.. New York, Equinox Cooperative Press, 1934. Octavo. 61 pages. Hardcover / Original publisher's decorated cloth with tiny chip to spine label over the letter N. Some offsetting to front endpapers of the book. Otherwise in near Fine condition. With seven illustrations done with a light, imaginative hand by Lynd Ward. Number 92 of 1000 of a limited edition signed by Thomas Mann.

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        The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies A Fragment from Work in Progress

      The Hague. and Paris.: The Servire Press. and Messageries Dawson., 1934 In soft cream paper covers, dust wrappers with pale blue image and titles, printers details to lower cover, titles to spine. Internally, half title, [4], [2], 77 pp, [1], [1] colophon, some light edge browning and tiny repair DW head, ink dedication to ffep (from Maud & Lord Oliver Harvey to Charles Catherine Peake), featuring 3 pieces by Lucia Joyce, printed by GJ Thieme at Nymegen, an edition limited to 1000 copies on Old Antique Dutch, of which this is no 412. (Slocum & Cahoon A43. Fargnoli 388).

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        The Cadaver of Gideon Wyck.

      New York, Farrar Rhinehart. 1934. New York, Farrar Rhinehart. 1934. First Edition. Near fine in publisher's black cloth titled in white, the white paint in this example being fresh, clean and unmarred by the customary flaking. The red top edge is a trifle faded in spots and dusty in others, all other edges uncut. Internally clean. In a lovely example of the extremely rare Lynd Ward dustwrapper (he also created the frontispiece for this title) depicting a shambling humanoid figure and an emaciated corpse on a gurney, all in the customary Cabinet of Dr.Caligari high contrast black and white style. The spine panel is slightly browned with some light superficial chipping to the spine ends and a little cosmetic scuffing to extremities. A lovely example. Possibly the best part of the dustwrapper is the public health warning printed on the back; 'WARNING: People unable to sustain violent shock are advised that they read this book on their own responsibility. AND THE PUBLISHERS REALLY MEAN THIS.' Publisher's don't seem to write blurbs like that anymore. A fine stirring shocker written in superior style concerned with medical experimantation and the perils of genetic meddling. Highly controversial at the time (which perhaps accounts for Laing's credit as 'Editor' rather than author) for its dwelling on the possibilities of experimentation on pregnant women to alter the nature of their issue. Alexander Kinnan Laing was an alumni of Dartmouth, a poet, the editor of a number of periodicals and an educator of some standing and repute. Immediately after graduating from dartmouth he sailed around the world on the SS Leviathan as an ordinary seaman and seems to have later become something of an authority on clipper ships. A lovely copy of a scarce piece of weirdness. Bleiler.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Female Convict

      New York: The Macaulay Company, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        Aufbau, Gliederung und Anschriften der Hitler-Jugend. Amtliche Gliederungsbersicht der Reichsjugendführung der NSDAP, Stand vom 1. Januar 1934

      Hitler-Jugend Bewegung, Berlin 1934 - 8vo. 224pp. & 3 large folding tables in rear. Original map-illustrated wraps. Color frontispiece illustrated with flag of the Hitler Youth (frontispiece with perforated line along inner edge, as issued). Foreword by Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach. Scarce National Socialist book on the structure of the Hitler Youth within all the "Gaue" in Nazi Germany. Lists various organizations within the Hitler-Youth, leaders, as well as addresses of the many branches and its leading members. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of photographs & 3 folding text tables. Table I: Gliederung des Deutschen Jungvolks in der Hitler-Jugend. Table II: Gliederung des Bundes Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend. Table III: Gliederung der Jungmädel im Bund Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend. Some age wear, creasing and minor staining on wraps. Head and tail of spine slightly chipped. Corners slightly bumped. Last leaf repaired with tape along gutter. Wraps in good-, interior in overall very good condition. Scarce. Contents: Geleitwort des Reichsjugendführers. Vorwort. Die Organisation der Hitler-Jugend. Aufbau der Reichsjugendführung. Aufbau der Abteilung I in der RJF. Teil I: Die Hitler-Jugend. Teil II: Das deutsche Jungvolk in der Hitler-Jugend. Teil III: Bund Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend. Teil IV: Jungmädel im Bund Deutscher Mädel in der Hitler-Jugend. Teil V: Einheiten der Reichsdeutschen Jugend im Auslande. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Prefaces & The Complete Plays of Bernard Shaw

      London, 1934 & n.d. 2 vols., 9-3/4" x 7-1/8", first edition of "Prefaces". Bound in fine 1/2 maroon morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, by Morrell, hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine.

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      New York, Equinox Cooperative Press, 1934.. Octavo. 61 pages. Hardcover / Original publisher's decorated cloth with tiny chip to spine label over the letter N. Some offsetting to front endpapers of the book. Otherwise in near Fine condition. With seven illustrations done with a light, imaginative hand by Lynd Ward. Number 92 of 1000 of a limited edition signed by Thomas Mann..

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Thin Man

      Knopf 1934 - A very good first edition (so stated on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with the red design (no known priority). Laid in is a promotional card from the publisher. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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      - (SEUSS,DR.)illus. SECRETS OF THE DEEP or the perfect yachtsman by Old Captain Taylor. (Standard Oil): Essomarine 1934. 8vo, pictorial wraps, 34p., spine slightly soiled else VG+. This humorous look at yachting is illustrated in color by Seuss with large red, white and blue drawings that feature a sea creature whose face appears years later as the Cat In The Hat. Younger / Hirsch 69. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alexander Cheves Haskell The Portrait of a Man

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

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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      London: Arthur Gray. [1934]. First edition. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy with neat ink inscription dated 1934 to the front pastedown, hidden by the dustwrapper flap. Complete with the original pictorial dustwrapper which is only lightly rubbed to the extremities and with a price label over the original printed price to the spine. Internally strengthened to the spine tips and fold corners. An excellent copy. Very scarce in the H. W. Perl dustwrapper. Hubin. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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      Collins 1934 - First edition. Original orange cloth with thick black lettering. Author's presentation copy, inscribed "With love from Agatha" on the front endpaper. A near fine copy with a faded spine. Inscribed for Geoff and Violet Shipston, close friends and the dedicatees of Three Act Tragedy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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