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        Playing the Like.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1934. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Bernard Darwin Jan 1935." An excellent copy with some information regarding the book pasted to the inside gutter in the very rare dust jacket with a few closed tears. Rare in the original dust jacket and signed. It is said Bernard Darwin invented golf writing as we know it today. He was the first golf writer to transcribe facts and figures into a branch of literary journalism and he did so with style, wit and an ability to turn a phrase. Born September 7, 1876 in Downe, Kent, Darwin's grandfather was Charles Darwin, the great naturalist, who proposed the theory of evolution. Bernard never trained as a journalist. After graduating from Cambridge with a law degree, he became a barrister in London for a few years. But Darwin was unhappy in his work and in 1908, he gave up his career in law. "Once Darwin dipped his toe into golf writing, the reports he produced regularly for The Times of London over a forty-five year period and his ruminative essays for the weekly Country Life possessed a quality that no one else has ever approached," Herbert Warren Wind wrote, "We are simply very lucky that a man of his high talent was so smitten by golf that he wrote endlessly about it." (Golf World Hall of Fame)

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        NEUERE ERGEBNISSE DER RAKETENFLUGTECHNIK .

      Wien: Verlag Zeitschrift "Flug," H. Pittner, 1934 - Large octavo, pp. [1] 2-22 [23: ads] [24: blank], 25 illustrations, diagrams and charts in the text, original gray wrappers printed in black, stapled. First edition. A famous paper which describes Sanger's experiments on a motor to power a high altitude rocket plane, published as a special issue of the Austrian aviation journal FLUG, December 1934. An English-language translation was published by the NACA as TM-1012 (1942). Ciancone 204. Interlibrum 270 #309. Ley, Rockets, Missiles, and Space Travel, revised edition, 1957, pp. 507-8. Ley (1968), pp. 425-7. A fine copy. (#135428) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        NEW TALES OF HORROR BY EMINENT AUTHORS .

      London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., n.d. [1934] - Octavo, pp. [1-15] 16-255 [256] [note: first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and free endpaper], true endpapers at rear, original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Partially original anthology anonymously edited by Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. "John Gawsworth"), collecting thirty crime and supernatural stories, seventeen of which appear here for the first time, by Arthur Machen, Richard Middleton, E. H. Visiak, M. P. Shiel, John Gawsworth, Frederick Carter, Hugh MacDiarmid, Nugent Barker, and others. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1230. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 392. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 2. Bleiler (1978), p. 8. Reginald 10639. Pulp paper text block lightly tanned, a fine copy in very good plus pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges, mild dust soiling to spine and rear panels, and small stain on rear panel. A nice example of a rare jacket. (#149259) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LAST EMPEROR OF CHINA & MANCHURIA WITH THE JAPANES

      [Tokyo ? 1934]. An original b.w. photograph, 9 x 7 inches,or. 23 x 18 cm, very good, issued by Acme News Pictures, N.Y.,. glossy, clear, bright not faded. R A R E ORIGINAL PHOTO. A RARE PHOTOGRAPH OF THE LAST EMPEROR OF MANCHURIA & CHINA A fine photograph of the two famous rulers, likely excecuted in Tokyo, both ride in the royal horse-drawn carriage, with two standing attendants riding at the rear, with mounted Japanese officers, and Japanese soldiers in the background. P'u Yi is facing left, as he salutes, or waves to the camera while Hirohito faces forward, both are dressed in elaborate military uniforms, of equal status, both wear plumed hats. The verso of the photo has a yellow mimeo note glued down. The text reads: "IMPERIAL POMP The two Emperors of the Orie- nt ride together. A highlight of the Visit of Emperor Kang Teh [sic for P'u], of Manchukuo to Japan. A brilliant review of the flower of the Japanese army on Yoyogi Prade ground.In the suburbs of Tokyo on April 9th [1934]. Instead of review- ing the troops on horseback, the two Emperors rode together in a horse-drawn carriage, as shown." A marvelous historical photograph of P'u's only visit to Japan. In an effort to get the Manchurian people to accept Japanese rule under their colonial master plan, Japan made P'u Yi their "Puppet Emper- or" of Manchoukuo. Visits to Japan, pomp and ceremony were just part of that effort, in the end the people of Manchuria rightfully rejected P'u Yi as a "Japanese dog." * Original photographs of P'u Yi are exceptionally R A R E ! * Color photos can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        La pensée et le mouvant

      Félix Alcan 1934 - - Félix Alcan, Paris 1934, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papyrus Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Quelques piqûres. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papyrus Navarre, seuls grands papiers. Quelques légères piqûres, sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "CHINA TO-DAY" SERIES. [Six Volume Set 1934-1936: TITLES: Supressing Communist

      Shanghai 1934-1936, China United Press.Buff cloth, uniformly. bound, 17 x 25.5 cm., very good condition, some small stamps. or other ex-collection marks, some old spine lables removed,. contents clean bright,6 vol.set. SCARCE FIRST & ONLY EDITION. SUPERB 6 VOL. SET: CURRENT ISSUES IN THE MID-1930'S CHINA Complete set of the first six volumes, all published in Shanghai. * This is an excellent reference and resource edited under the auspices of T'ang Leang-li. Each of the six volumes are: . "CHINA TO-DAY" SERIES NUMBER: 1. T'ANG, Leang-Li. ed. 1934, 110p., appendices. SUPPRESSING COMMUNIST-BANDITRY IN CHINA. * 2. WANG, Ching-Wei. 1934, 199p., index. CHINA'S PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTION. * 3. T'ANG, Leang-Li. ed. 1935, 278p., index, folding map. THE PUPPET STATE OF "MANCHUKUO." * 4. CHENG, Lin. 1935, 214p., index. THE CHINESE RAILWAYS A HISTORICAL SURVEY. * 5.[T'ANG, Liang-Li.] ed. 1935, 401p., index. RECONSTRUCTION IN CHINA: A Record of Progress and Achievement in Facts and Figures. * 6. T'ANG, Lean-Li. ed. 1936, 282p., index THE NEW SOCIAL ORDER IN CHINA. *** Reflection of the current issues and problems facing China, Japanese intervention, polititical chaos, the stress of opposing national forces: Chiang Kai-shek [Jiang Jieshi] v.s. the communist forces, the struggle to unify China. * Each is written by a Chinese scholar & expert on the subject, reliable study, many statistical charts, figures, and loaded with current facts. * RARITY: This work is seldom found in the complete set of six volumes. Some of the later planned volumes were not published due to the Japanese bombing of Shanghai, where the publishing house was located. As far as we know, this set was published through volume 8. *** A NOTE ABOUT: WANG CHING-WEI [aka: WANG JINGWEI] . WANG, Ching-Wei: the author to volume 2 above: . Wang Ching-Wei [1883-1944] also know as Wang Jingwei, born as Wang Zhaoming (Wang Chao-ming), but widely known by his pen name "Jingwei," was a Chinese politician. He was initially a member of the left wing of the Kuomintang [KMT], but later became increasingly anti-communist after his efforts to collaborate with the Chinese Communist Party [CCP] ended in political failure. His political orientation veered sharply to the right later in his career after he joined the Japanese. . Wang was a close associate of Sun Yat-sen for the last twenty years of Sun's life. After Sun's death Wang engaged in a political struggle with Chiang Kai-shek for control over the Kuomintang, but lost. Wang remained inside the Kuomintang, but continued to have disagreements with Chiang until the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937, after which he accepted an invitation from the Japanese Empire to form a Japanese-supported collaborationist government in Nanjing. Wang served as the head of state for this Japanese puppet government until he died, shortly before the end of World War II. Although he is still regarded as an important contributor in the Xinhai Revolution, his collaboration with the Imperial Japanese is a subject of academic debate, and the typical narratives often regard him as a traitor in the War of Resistance. Above extracted from Wikipedia see below. *** REFERENCES: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Jingwei * Chiang Kai-shek [Jiang Jieshi] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiang_Kai-she **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Bréviaire des échecs

      xii+318 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7" x 4 3/4") bound in orange cloth with gilt lettering in black label to spine and black lettering to red label to front cover. Inscribed to Julius du Mont. First edition.This work is an introductory book on chess written by Xavier Tartakover and published in 1934 and now considered a classic. Tartakover drafted the Breviary after its best period of activity, which has earned him the title of International Grand Master in 1950. The book has a strong focus on openings, chess theory; however, the playful tone of the Breviary not only makes it accessible to novice players but also inimitable and distracting.Julius du Mont (December 15, 1881, Paris â€" April 7, 1956, Hastings, England) was a pianist, piano teacher, chess player, journalist, editor and writer. He studied music at the Frankfurt Conservatoire and at Heidelberg, and became a concert pianist. He emigrated to England as a young man and became a successful piano teacher. Among his pupils was Edna Iles. He settled in London and also gained a reputation as a strong chess player. He won club and county chess championships in the period leading up to World War I, and showed his mastery of the English language by writing a manual on the Lewis gun. After the war, chess writing took up more and more of his time. Perhaps his most famous work was 500 Master Games of Chess (1952), written in collaboration with Savielly Tartakower.Condition:Inscribed on the half title page. Corners bumped, scattered foxing to preliminary leaves, some internal soiling, modern cloth with original wrapper laid on front cover, slightly scuffed else a very good copy of a very unique association copy.

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        [Photo Album]: Nazareth House

      Plymouth, United Kingdom. 1934. Oblong quarto. Measuring 9.5" x 12.5". Red textured leather over boards with "Nazareth House Plymouth 1934" stamped in gilt on the front board. Contains 11 large sepia toned gelatin silver photographs measuring between 9.5" x 11" affixed to stiff gray paper with captions on two photos. Album is very good or better with toning on the page edges and a few photos have been removed with near fine or better photographs.An album of photographs from Nazareth House, an orphanage in Plymouth in the United Kingdom in 1935. The photos appear to be taken as a form of promotion displaying the rooms of the orphanage as well as the girls who lived there. Throughout the album are staged photographs of tables set for breakfast, rows of perfectly made beds, the chapel, and a large classroom. Towards the end of the album the girls are featured in class and playing outside. One photo shows a group of little girls dressed as fairies and another shows some of the girls with a nun chaperone looking out in to the water that surrounded the grounds. A group photo shows all the girls who were housed at the orphanage in 1934.Nazareth House, founded in the 1870s, was operated by the Sisters of Nazareth, sometimes referred to as the Poor Sisters of Nazareth. They had orphanages throughout England, all of which were called Nazareth House, and were home to not only abandoned girls but also those thought to be uncontrollable or accused of petty crimes. The girls were taught basic lessons including arithmetic, reading, and writing, as well as the "feminine arts" of sewing and knitting. In the late 1990s the sisters were accused of child abuse and of sending 111 children to Australia to "spread Catholicism."A collection of large, arresting photographs of a girl's orphanage in the 1930s. .

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        A Cool Million

      Covici Friede Inc., New York 1934 - Beige cloth with green lettering. Small dampstain to front board corner. Faint red pen or pencil line to text block edge. Slight spine lean. Front board very slightly loosening. The unclipped jacket in mylar has loss to spine head, loss to bottom front panel and and front corner, light even soil, small dampstain to rear flap edge. An unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 229 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geroicheskij Pochod Chelyuskintsev; Heroic Campaign of Chelyuskin.]

      ????-?????? (Ogiz-Izogiz), ?????? (Moscow) 1934 - First edition. Complete. Printed in only 5,000 copies. In publisher's photographic folder. 145 × 105 mm. One of the earliest publications about Chelyuskin. A collection of 34 photographic postcards, with images showing the episodes of the Chelyuskin expedition, the Artic voyage of the steamship that stuck in ice, the rescue of the passengers and crew by airplane, and the celebration of their homecoming. The story became one of the most glorified events in 1930s Stalinist Russia, and it was mythologized as much as the British expeditions of Shackleton and Scott. The official professional photographers and cameramen of the expedition were Petr Novitzky, and Arkadi Shafran (1907-1983), who also made a film about the event (Chelyuskin, Heroes of the Arctic; 1934). Some of the photos were also used in the famous photo book "Geroicheskaia Epopeia" published by the Pravda in 1935. The steamship Chelyuskin with the leader of the expedition Otto Yuliyevich Shmidt, the captain Vladimir Ivanovich Voronin, the crew and about hundred of passengers on board started its mission from Murmansk, in August 1933. The expedition's task was to determine the possibility to travel by non-icebreaker through the Northern Maritime Route in a single navigation season. In September 1933 the ship got stuck in pack ice in the Chukchi Sea near Kolyuchin Island and after an unsuccessful rescue attempt by an icebreaker, on 13 February 1934, Chelyuskin was crushed by ice. The members of the expedition managed to escape and landed on a drifting ice floe where they built a makeshift airstrip. The Soviet government had taken measures to rescue people by airplanes thus between March 5 and April 13, 1934 all passengers and crew were evacuated, and in June together with the hero-pilots, led by Anatoly Liapidevsky and Sigizmund Levanevsky arrived to Vladivostok. All passengers of Chelyuskin were awarded medals and the pilots were first in the country to be awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Despite the failure of the expedition the Soviets considered it successful, as it had proven that an ordinary cargo vessel could voyage through the North-East Passage in one season, thus the Northern Sea Route was officially opened and commercial exploitation began in 1935. Rare, we could not trace any complete set in institutional holdings worldwide. [Bibl.: Parr, M.; Badger, G.: The Photobook: A History. London: Phaidon, 2004. Vol. 1. p. 164.]. Folder artistically restored. Price on cover in ink. In very good condition. The postcards are in mint condition. In publisher's photographic folder First edition. Complete. Printed in only 5,000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PAPER,, An historical account of its making by hand from the earliest times down to the present day.

      Oxford: Shakespeare Head Press, 1934. - 10 x 14. xvi, 157 pages plus 54 plates and 2 pages of watermarks. Quarter blue morocco spine & corners, tan cloth sides, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt. Spine sunned to green, leather scuffed at joints and extremities. Book plate on paste down. A few protruding deckles are dusty; otherwise the contents are fine. Number 88 of 250 copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press on paper handmade made at Laverstoke Mills. Plates are collotypes, microphotographs of fibres, and photos of papermakers at work; these are printed on handmade J. Barcham Green paper. There are also numerous text illustrations. The early watermarks were reproduced in the paper by a mold especially made by J. B. Green. Chapters are devoted to hand papermaking in China, Japan, Kashmir, India, among Eastern Arabs, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, England, and America. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Atlantide. Peintures et dessins du Hoggar de Paul-Elie Dubois, interprétés en gravure sur bois par Pierre Bouchet

      Lyon, Cercle Lyonnais du Livre (CLL) 1934 - in-4 (33,5x25,5cm), 311 pp., en feuilles, chemise, étui d'éditeur bleu. Tirage à cent-soixante-deux exemplaires sur Vélin d'Arches, dont cent-vingt nominatifs pour les membres du Cercle Lyonnais, celui-ci imprimé pour Monsieur le Docteur Jean Murard. 89 illustrations en couleurs de Paul-Elie Dubois, dont 8 hors texte. Les 21 compositions des lettres ornées sont une adaptation d'ornements et motifs de décoration touareg. Le filigrane du papier est la traduction en caractères tifinar de la dernière phrase du livre "La paix soit avec toi". Bien complet des planches remplacées 1, 7, 8, des planches refusées pp.185, 186, 187, 188, 191, 192, 241, 242, 247, 248 et un état en noir de deux illustrations (un bandeau et une illustration à mi-page). Liste des souscripteurs parmi lesquels on remarque Louis Barthou, Edouard Herriot, le Baron Robert de Rothschild, Emile Dubonnet etc. Exemplaire en parfait état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE (Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1934. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE. New York: William Morrow, 1934. First Edition, first printing. An exceptionally bright Fine copy in a Very Good original dust jacket. The jacket has light edge-wear and rubbing, a few blemishes to the back panel; the price has been neatly torn, not clipped, from the front flap but a RARE DUST JACKET by any standard and virtually never seen. INSCRIBED in the year of publication by the author: "To Tee Rose, who sees far beneath the surface/and knows how to write about it. / With all best wishes/ Yours, Erle Stanley Gardner/Christmas 1934." A very small newspaper photo and biography of Gardner has been pasted to one corner of the front free endpaper. Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received his latest book in the mail immediately upon its publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS BRIDE is the fifth mystery in Gardner's Perry Mason series. A woman claiming not to be a bride consults Mason about her "friend" whose husband, long thought to have died in a plane crash, turns up alive.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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        THE TRAIL OF FU MANCHU.

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,. 1934. original pictorial black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, top edge stained yellow.. 1934 Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper with a bit of. ink offset on the front flap of the jacket. A bright, nearly fine. copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges and. a narrow strip trimmed from the top edge. Nice four-color portrait of. the sinister doctor on front panel of the jacket. (#152718). First edition. A dying Fu Manchu forces Dr. Petrie to prepare and administer the elixir that rejuvenates the diabolical doctor. The eighth Fu Manchu book. Bleiler (1978), p. 170. Reginald 12402. Day, p. 18.

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        The Art and Craft of Lino Cutting and Printing

      

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        TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A Romance

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934 - Interior pages clean and bright; no foxing. No writing other than the signature of F. Scott Fitzgerald on the front fly-leaf. Original seller's stamp on back end paper: Hochschild Kohn & Co., Baltimore. Binding strong. Hinges strong; no cracking or tearing. No folds or writing on pages. Book exceptionally clean, except for what appears to be light mottling on spine; gold print still bright with some minor dulling. After 9 years, Fitzgerald finally completed TENDER IS THE NIGHT while in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, he met Baltimore Sun reporter, Louis Azrael. Azrael saved Fitzgerald from dying in a Baltimore gutter, like Edgar Allan Poe. Azrael also arranged a book-signing event for Fitzgerald at Hochschild Kohn's Baltimore store. Provenance provided upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MONSTER RUPERT 1934

      Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. 1934 - 1st 1934. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Orange boards and spine. Front cover shows Rupert and his friend Peter in a room with two barrels and a trunk. Coloured picture of Rupert on spine. 6 stories, first one is 'Rupert at the Seaside'. Colour frontis as cover. 50mm thick. 9 x 6". Unpaginated. Cover edges and sides of spine worn. Slight surface paper loss at top and tail of spine. Rear cover a little scuffed. Covers unusually bright and clean with very little wear to spine. Foxing to endpapers. Some neat colouring to contents. Two closed tears, one approximately 4" and repaired, the other 1". Both have old tapemarks. A couple of pulled hinges, some small closed margin tears, one page has corner tip missing. Otherwise the contents are bright and clean with no foxing. A nice copy. REDUCED FROM £750! [R] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories (Signed Limited)

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York 1934 - One of 360 numbered copies signed by William Faulkner. This copy being copy 147. Navy blue and brick red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; black top stain. Gilt lettering quite bright. Sound and tight binding. Hinged fine. Some light edge wear. Top front corner lightly bumped. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Toasts èchangés a Prague le 26 Avril 1934.

      Prague, Editions Orbis, 1934. 1. Auflage mit Frontispiz, zwei ganzseitigen Porträts der beiden Außenminister und zwei weiteren Abbildungen, unpaginiert 4°, Broschiert, mit schönem lithographiertem Einband ( Stadtansicht Prags). mit Pergaminumschlag, dieser gebräunt und mit Randfehlstellen, innen sauber und frisch, auf dem Titel von Eduard Benes signiert und datiert, Kolophontext: \"Il a été tiré de cette plaquette pour les éditions Orbis sur papier Zanders 300 exemplaires horse commerce avec cinq lithographies et cuverture de Václav Masek, Exmplar 123 von 300\". Eduard Benes (* 28. Mai 1884 in Kožlany - + 3. September 1948 in Sezimovo Ústí) kämpfte mit Masaryk für die Unabhängigkeit der Tschoslowakei und ist einer ihrer bedeutendsten Politiker. Er war Außenminister 1918-1935 und dann Präsident der Republik (1935-1938). Dann resignierte er wgen des Münchner Abkommens und trat am 5. Oktober 1938 als Präsident zurück und flog einige Tage später nach London. Sein Nachfolger wurde Emil Hácha. 1941 wurde Benes Präsident der tschoslowakischen Exilregierung in London, kam 1945 zurück nach Prag und wurde erneut Präsident der Republik bis zur Machtübernahme durch die Kommunisten im Jahre 1948. Im gleichen Jahr starb er. Louis Barthou (1862-1934) was mehrmals Minister der 3. Französischen Republik und Ministerpräsident von März bis Dezember 1913. 1934 war er französischer Außenminister und bemühte sich um die diplmatische Isolierung Nazi-Deutschlands, was insbesondere bei rechten Kreisen auf Widerstand stieß. Barthou starb nachi einem Attentat am 9.Oktober 1934 in Marseille zusammen mit König Alexander I. von Jugoslawien an einer Schußverletzung durch kroatische Terroristen, war also zum Zeitpunkt der Herausgabe des Buches am 15. Dezember 1934 nicht mehr am Leben, der Band kam damals nicht in den Buchhandel. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Huge poster-size photograph signed and inscribed by Max Baer predicting his victory over Primo Carnera for the World Heavyweight Championship ten days later.

      n.p., June 4, 1934. 36" X 48". "Photographic poster signed and inscribed, ""To /'Calgary Red' / Bet on me to knockout / Primo Carnera for the Title. / I am in shape this time/ Good luck on your car business, / you?ll be number one for / General Motors some day. / Your old pal / Max Baer 6-4-34.? No place. Enlarged brown-tone photographic print on matte stock, measuring 38 by 48 inches. Signature bold, a few words retouched, light wear to extremities and a few nail holes around perimeter of poster. Very good condition. Championship Canadian rodeo rider Robert ?Larry? Cameron, known in his riding days as ?Calgary Red"" was a close friend of Baer's. Cameron owned a General Motors car dealership in Sacramento, California. As promised, Baer soundly defeated Primo Carnera just ten days after this poster was inscribed. At the match, Carnera hit the mat 11 times and Baer walked away Heavyweight Champion of the World. An extraordinary and desirable piece of boxing memorabilia."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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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        R. E. Lee: A Biography Four Volumes Signed

      Scribers 1934 - Charles Scribners & Sons, N.Y., Hardcover, All four volumes are 1st editions (first editions) with Scribners A on copyright page. Volumes I & II ¿ 1934, Volumes III & IV-1935. Volume 1 647 pages, Volume 2 621 pages, Volume 3 559 pages, Volume 4 594 pages. Inscribed to T. Paul Dalzell on FFEP (front forward endpaper) by Douglas Southall Freeman. FFEP has small mark from prior price type stamp. Red cloth with gilt stamped, no jackets. Approx. 6.5 x 9.25. Minor wear to top of spine-Volume 1-apparently from being pulled off shelf by the top of spine, Very good condition, minor soiling/wear, text clean, bindings sound, very little edge wearing. Spines good with light dulling. Very light soiling to page tips. Illustrations and photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. .

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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.

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        LES CÉLIBATAIRES.

      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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sand_Pebbles_(film) 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: http://lph9.tripod.com/pw3.htm **** 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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Tisdale_Hobart * 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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