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        Boccacio's Decameron

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell for Shakespeare Head Press, 1934-1935. One of only 325 copies, this no. 84. Two volumes. Printed in blue and black with wood engravings cut by R.J. Beedham and E. Joyce Francis from those in the edition of the Decameron printed by the Brothers Gregorii at Venice in 1492. Large 4to., original half blue morocco with cream buckram sided, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, with marbled endpapers, some rubbing and bumping to extremities, edges slightly browned, offset from booklabels, otherwise good. The text is from the English translation printed by Isaac Jaggard for Mathew Lownes in 1625. From the Private Press collection of Clarence Hanson with his booklabel in each volume, offset from booklabel particularly in vol. I.

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        THE THIN MAN

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First American Edition. First Printing, first state, with "seep" for "sleep" on p.209 line 17. Octavo; jade green cloth, with titling, decorations and ruled border stamped in red and navy blue on spine and front cover; deep burgundy topstain; variant green dustjacket, without Book of the Month Club label at front panel (one of four jacket variants, with no established priority); 259pp, [3]. Hint of sunning to spine, some inevitable light mottling to cloth, with mild foxing to right edge of textblock; clean throughout, with a bright, unfaded topstain - Very Good+ to Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), gently sine-sunned, with light wear and a few tiny tears to extremities; an unrestored, Very Good+ example. Hammett's fifth and final novel, a commercial success upon publication, selling more than 30,000 copies within a few months of its release on 8 January, 1934. Basis for W.S. Van Dkye's film of the same name released later the same year, and spawning a successful series of subsequent films through 1947. Layman A6.1.a.

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        The Story of Babar the Little Elephant

      London: Methuen, , 1934. With a preface by A. A. Milne. Folio. Original orange boards with grey cloth spine, illustration to front cover, titles to front cover in black. Illustrated throughout by Jean de Brunhoff. Rubbing to corners and fore-edge and bottom edges, mild soiling to top front edge, gift inscription in pencil to endpaper, internally bright. A very good copy. First UK edition, first impression. The first Babar book, originally published in France in 1931.

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.,, 1934. Octavo. Original vellum yapp wrappers, titles to upper cover gilt, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, housed in a plain white paper covered slipcase with titled label to spine. Four colour plates and many monochrome illustrations throughout the text by Arthur Rackham. Signed on the limitation page by Arthur Rackham. A clean copy in fine condition. Slipcase lightly rubbed with light chipping to label. Signed limited edition. One of 410 copies signed by Arthur Rackham.

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        Mon Combat Traduction intégrale de «Mein Kampf» par Jean Gaudefroy-Demombynes et Augustin Calmettes

      Paris, Nouvelles Éditions Latines, 1934. 4to. mayor; 686 pp., 1 h. Cubiertas originales. La primera traducción mundial del «Mein Kampf» es ésta versión integral francesa, muy rara, publicada al mismo tiempo en que Hitler era elegido por el pueblo alemán «Reichspräsident», con el título de «Führer und Reichskanzler».

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        Handful of Dust

      1934. WAUGH, Evelyn.A Handful of Dust.London: Chapman and Hall, (1934).First edition of Waugh?'s fourth novel, a highly memorable association copy from the library of famed author and lawyer Louis Auchincloss—pre-eminent ?"chronicler of Manhattan?'s old-money elite?" (New York Times)—with his gilt-stamped bookplate and embossed inkstamp, scarce in original unrestored dust jacket.?"It was during his two months in Morocco at the beginning of 1934 that Evelyn Waugh wrote the major part of A Handful of Dust. From the start he realised that this was different from anything he had attempted before.?" With its title taken from a line in Eliot?'s The Waste Land—?"I will show you fear in a handful of dust?"—Waugh?'s masterpiece marks a turning point in his work, representing ?"a level of achievement very much higher than any he had previously attained?" (Hastings, 307-13). Critics praised the work as ?"the best written novel Waugh has yet produced?" (New Statesman), with a story that is ?"both tragic and hilariously funny?" (Saturday Review).Only lightest edge-wear to fine book; some chipping, slight toning to scarce very good dust jacket.

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        Poésies Complètes. [I: Études et Préludes. Cendres et Poussières. Evocations. Sapho. La Vénus des Aveugles. 1901-1903. II: Les Kitharèdes. A l'heure des mains jointes. Sillages. Flambeaux éteints. Dans un Coin de Violettes. Le Vent des Vaisseaux. Haillons. 1904-1909]

      Paris, Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1934 [«Petite Bibliothèque Litteraire»] Dos volúmenes en 4to.menor; 3 hs., VIII-244 pp. + 3 hs., 271 pp., con una lámina retrato grabada por A. Mignon. Encuadernación uniforme en piel, con dobles filetes dorados en los planos.

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      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York 1934 - First printing. ix, 259p. Illustrated with wood engravings by Lynd Ward. Blue cloth with wraparound paper label featuring the Ward illustration in black and white. Very scarce in this condition. Exceptionally fine copy in near fine dust jacket with minimal corner chips - bookplate removed from front pastedown [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tú eres la paz. Novela

      Madrid, Editorial Pueyo, 1934. 4to.; 355 pp., 5 hs. Cubiertas originales.

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        The Well of Days [Signed] [Zhizn' Arsen'eva : Istoki dne]

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1934, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: very good, First edition. A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (modest pushing to the spine ends, slight fading to the board extremities), in a Very Good example of the quite scarce dust jacket (spine sunned and showing some rubbing, moderate handling soil, light edge wear, tape repairs to the verso/inside of each spine end and to the verso at the rear flap fold's upper edge), SIGNED BY IVAN BUNIN on the title page and with a photographic postcard of Bunin loosely laid in. Ivan Bunin won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the strict artistry with which he has carried on the classical Russian traditions in prose writing", making Bunin the first Russian to win the Prize. In presenting the Prize to Bunin, Per Hallström, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described "The Well of Days" as partially autobiographical and stated that Bunin, in the work "...has reproduced Russian life in a manner broader than ever before. His old superiority as the incomparable painter of the vast and rich beauty of the Russian land remains fully confirmed here." Signed copies of the book are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good copy of this notable Bunin work, SIGNED BY IVAN BUNIN and with a photographic postcard showing Bunin loosely laid in. QUITE SCARCE.

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        L'Afrique fantôme (De Dakar à Djibouti, 1931-1933)

      - Paris, Gallimard, 1934. In-8, 525-(5) pp., broché. Edition originale, pas de grand papier annoncé. Illustré de 32 planches photographiques hors-texte de la mission Dakar-Djibouti. Bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        The Listerdale Mystery

      London: Collins,, 1934. and Other Stories. Octavo. Original maroon cloth, silver lettered spine. Spine rolled, small pale mark on front cover, edges of book block and some margins foxed. First edition, first impression, with a distinguished provenance: from the library of E. T. "Ned" Guymon, Jr (1900-1983), with his striking bookplate. Guymon was one of the foremost 20th century collectors of crime fiction, a large collection of his papers and documents being held at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. "[Christie's] best short stories are 'Philomel Cottage' and 'Accident', both to be found in a volume entitled The Listerdale Mystery and Other Stories" (Ellery Queen, Queen's Quorum, 1953, p. 77). Eric Quayle makes an interesting assertion, that "the name 'James Bond' was first used by Agatha Christie for her unwilling sleuth in the 'Rajah's Emerald', one of the stories collected in The Listerdale Mystery" (The Collector's Book of Detective Fiction p. 120); although, of course, Fleming took the name James Bond from that of the American ornithologist James Bond, a Caribbean bird expert and author of the definitive field guide to the birds of the West Indies. A remarkably bright copy; without the dust jacket but all pre-war Collins Christies are scarce in dust jacket and this title is one of the two or three scarcest of them all.

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        The Thin Man

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 259 p. Lightly green and tan cloth with red topstain, blue and red designs. About Very Good condition. No jacket. Cloth a bit soiled, sunned around spine and top edge. Spine and slightly cocked. Light foxing throughout text and to edges. The author's last novel, an enjoyable mystery dedicated to his wife, playwright Lillian Hellman.

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      - L'Instinct du Bonheur. Roman.- Paris, Bernar Grasset, 1934; en 8º mayor plena piel, nerivios, rueda dorada en contra cantos guardas de raso, corte superior dorado, estuche cartoné, conserva cubierta, 236 pp 1 h. Ejemplar con dibujos originales a color, firmados por Grau Sala. Uno a plena página en portadilla y otros dieciocho en tamaño más pequeños utilizando el espacio del final del capítulo.

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        Autograph Letter in Japanese calligraphic script to Lou Gehrig, from "the Children of Japan"

      [Japan, 1934. Pen and ink on long folded sheet of paper. 36 x 7 in. Fine. Pen and ink on long folded sheet of paper. 36 x 7 in. Presented to Lou Gehrig from the Children of Japan. Gehrig barnstormed around Japan in 1934, joined by Babe Ruth, his manager Connie Mack and a dozen other players. Gehrig brought his wife Eleanor, intending the trip to be the first leg of their delayed honeymoon. Gehrig and Ruth were no longer on speaking terms, and an encounter between Eleanor and Ruth involving prodigious amounts of champagne and caviar in the slugger's cabin further cemented the estrangement. The present letter, written in Japanese and presented to Gehrig from "the children of Japan," is a touching note offering good wishes to Gehrig's mother, with whom he was very close. Translation of the presentation letter: Dear Mr. Gehrig: "I am very happy to learn that you are a good filial son to your Mom. I hear that fact from someone and read about it in a magazine. I like and respect my own Mother very much. So, I would like to give something from Japan to your Mom. I was thinking and thinking, but I could not know what was a good and appropriate gift.After much consideration and thought, I decided it might be good to send your Mom the Nippon Shichi Fukujin or Japan's Seven Lucky Gods. It is close to Christmas - your country. So these Seven Lucky Gods will bring many happinesses to your Mom. This is really a 'tsumaranai mono,' not-so-fine a thing, a trifling thing of no major importance whatsoever. I wish some Japanese person in the US to explain to you about the Seven Lucky Gods. I hope you and your Mom will have a good fortune. I ask the Seven Lucky Gods to bring this gift to you. I am afraid the gift for your Mom is not so fine. Japanese children said to you, Mr. Gehrig, 'yoroshiku' to say 'hello' to you and your Mom. For a long time you have been active and working hard. Please come to Japan again. With your Mom! To have sightseeing. The children of Japan. November." [With:] 3 books on Japanese culture and tourism from Gehrig's library. From the collection of Ruth Martin Quick, a former girlfriend of Gehrig who later became a very close friend of Gehrig's mother, Christina. The collection included Gehrig's jersey worn on the 1934 Japan trip (which sold for over $500,000 at auction in 2011), a signed baseball, and other memorabilia. Provenance: Jeffrey Quick of Whippany, N.J., son of Ruth Martin Quick, a friend of Lou Gehrig

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        Parker Dam and Appurtenant Works: Schedules, Specifications, and Drawings - Specifications No. 574: Original Copy of the Book Prepared for Construction Bidders

      United States Department of the Interior, Burea of Reclamation, 1934, Paperback, Book Condition: Fair, First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 75 pages of detailed text plus dozens of fold-out engineering drawings plus construction program. Somewhat above-average external wear but contents clean and sound. No markings noticed. Binding intact. A wonderfully historic item.

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        Capitano Ulisse. Dramma moderno in tre atti con una giustificazione dell'autore

      (Novissima), Roma 1934 - Intonso piccola gora d\'umido su tutte le pagine Nel gennaio dell'anno XII di questo volume che è il decimo della serie dei Quaderni di Novissima sono stati stampati su carta Sirio 110 esmplari numerati dall'1 al 110 per i sottoscrittori 26 esemplari numerati dall'A alla Z per i servizi editoriali e 12 esemplari su carta Umbria numerati dal I al XII per l'Autore e i sottoscrittori all'intera serie. 207 p. in-4

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        The Well of Days [Signed] [Zhizn' Arsen'eva : Istoki dne]

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1934 - A Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (modest pushing to the spine ends, slight fading to the board extremities), in a Very Good example of the quite scarce dust jacket (spine sunned and showing some rubbing, moderate handling soil, light edge wear, tape repairs to the verso/inside of each spine end and to the verso at the rear flap fold's upper edge), SIGNED BY IVAN BUNIN on the title page and with a photographic postcard of Bunin loosely laid in. Ivan Bunin won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the strict artistry with which he has carried on the classical Russian traditions in prose writing", making Bunin the first Russian to win the Prize. In presenting the Prize to Bunin, Per Hallström, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, described "The Well of Days" as partially autobiographical and stated that Bunin, in the work ".has reproduced Russian life in a manner broader than ever before. His old superiority as the incomparable painter of the vast and rich beauty of the Russian land remains fully confirmed here." Signed copies of the book are as scarce as hen's teeth. A Very Good copy of this notable Bunin work, SIGNED BY IVAN BUNIN and with a photographic postcard showing Bunin loosely laid in. QUITE SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Émile Nourry ed., Paris 1934 - Folio m, 1h. X, 1h. 1039 columnas, 2 h. Holandesa puntas piel, conserva cubiertas originales. Ilustrada con 40 facsímiles. Escrito a dos columnas en papel fuerte. Sin lugar a dudas se trata de la mejor bibliografía de libros de caza franceses, en el que incluye unas buenas y acertadas referencias sobre los grandes libros españoles. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tender is the Night

      1934. Signed. FITZGERALD, F. Scott.Tender is the Night.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.First edition, third printing (only one month after the first), in scarce original first-issue dust jacket, boldly inscribed by the author: ?"Souvenir of Wilmington from F. Scott Fitzgerald to J. Stuart Groves.?""For the title of his favorite among his books, the one he had wrought most painfully and carefully from his costly experience, Fitzgerald hit on a phrase from the 'Ode to a Nightingale,' evoking that poem's timeless images of flight, dissolution, and the sweetness of death… it was Fitzgerald's most ambitious work, his intended masterpiece… Everything hinged on Tender is the Night… He had Gatsby to his credit, but he wasn't sure about Gatsby (Turnbull, 241-6). Cyril Connally called Tender is the Night "a wonderful evocation of the second phase of American expatriates ensconced in glittering villas on the Riviera in contrast to the home-spun tipplers of The Sun Also Rises. The break-down of a marriage is described with flashes of genius by an expert in self-destruction" (The Modern Movement, 79).Bruccoli A15.I.c.Book fine. Scarce unrestored first-issue dust jacket extremely good with several small chips to spine and minor edge-wear, split along front spine fold; bright and unfaded. A near-fine inscribed copy.

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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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        Facies Dolorosa. Das schmerzensreiche Antlitz. ( Physiognomik und Mimik kranker Menschen. )

      Georg Thieme 1934, 1. Aufl., Leipzig - 4°, 88 S., ( davon 24 S. Text ) und 64 Abbildungen, Olwd., mit goldgeprägtem Titel, rechte untere Ecke leicht gestaucht, u. Gold abgeblättert, Einband sonst mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren, Buchblock zum Fototeil gebrochen ( nicht störend ). Innen Text und Bildteil fleckenlos und sauber, guter Zustand 12, Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt, lubu Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buecherstube Eilert]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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