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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York 1934 - First limited edition, signed. This is copy number 46 of 360 of which 350 were for sale. Numbered and signed by the author. Book is in near fine condition. Binding is tight and pages are clean. Free end page and title page have shadow from a laid in paper. Appearing as unread as there are many uncut pages. Boards show light wear, no corner rubs or tears. Color is strong and gilt title is bright. Spine has very light color fade. 371 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wolfmueller's Books]
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        Burmese Days

      Harper and Brothers 1934 - A very good first US edition (so stated on the copyright page). Short teat on front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jonah's Gourd Vine

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1934. Octavo, original pale green pictorial cloth stamped in black, original clipped pictorial dust jacket. Introduction by Fannie Hurst, glossary of dialect terms. Ink gift inscription by Zora Neale Hurston to front free endpaper. Cloth faded with chipping to spine ends, early tape repairs and restoration to scarce dust jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box. First edition of Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston's first novel, inspired by her parents' rocky marriage, and informed by her anthropological fieldwork on ?"characteristics of Negro expression.?" Jonah's Gourd Vine follows a passionate folk preacher whose unchecked appetites destroy his family and fire his sermons: ?"The mountains fell to their rocky knees and trembled like a beast / From the stroke of the master's axe. . . . And de sun / Batted her fiery eyes and put on her judgment robe.?" Hurston has inscribed this copy to Kate Thompson, the daughter of fellow anthropologist Harold Thompson: ?"To / Kate Thompson / A gold throne-angel / with shiny wings / Zora Neale Hurston.?" Harold William Thompson served as president of the American Folklore Society and the New York Folklore Society: ?"No teacher in the East was so successful in interesting students in the legends and history of their communities, in tracking down stories and ballads, tall tales and epitaphs, unpublished manuscripts and broadside ballads?" (Cornell University). Hurston began to inscribe this copy to ?"Dr. Thompson?" (as she had inscribed his copy of her folklore collection, Mules and Men), but overlaid the ?"Dr?" with ?"Kate?" mid-inscription, presumably at his request. A very good association copy, from one folklorist to another.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        Boodle.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1934. Stories of the Saint. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Extremities very lightly bumped, small abrasion to head of spine to no loss of lettering, front board with small dent to top edge and portion of very faint cockling to foot. An excellent copy in the slightly soiled dust jacket with subtle tape-repair to verso of spine. First edition, first impression of the thirteenth Saint title, rare in the dust jacket. Boodle was published in the US as The Saint Intervenes.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ulysses

      New York: Random House, 1934. Octavo, original ivory cloth lettered in red and black, top edge stained brown, original unclipped dust jacket with designer Ernst Reichl's name spelled out along front edge. Promotional photograph of Joyce by Berenice Abbott tipped to the front pastedown, publisher's advance review slip tipped to the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly spotted, tiny chips to dust jacket corners and head of spine, one-inch chip affecting the Random House imprint at base of spine. First American edition, publisher's review copy, with a print of Berenice Abbott's 1926 portrait of Joyce and a promotional note from Random House: "By Judge John M. Woolsey's enlightened decision, James Joyce's ULYSSES is now freed from the ban that has been rigidly enforced against it since 1922. The American edition under the Random House imprint is therefore presented in its complete and unabridged text, together with a new foreword by James Joyce." This edition also contains a foreword from lawyer Morris Ernst, who successfully defended Ulysses against the government's obscenity charges, and a copy of the U.S District Court opinion in the case. Joyce faced publishing hurdles throughout his career, but Ulysses proved his greatest challenge: after Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap were prosecuted for running the racy Nausicaa episode in The Little Review, no commercial publisher would touch the novel. In 1922, Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare & Company published a limited first edition of one thousand copies in Paris, but Ulysses was banned in the United States until the Woolsey decision in December 1933. Within minutes of the decision, Random House founder Bennett Cerf ordered his typesetters to work on this first American edition. Famous for its energy, virtuosity and difficulty, Ulysses follows a single June day in the life of middle-aged Leopold Bloom, whose wanderings across Dublin recall the events of Homer's Odyssey: "Metempsychosis, he said, frowning. It's Greek: from the Greek. That means, the transmigration of souls. -- O rocks! She said. Tell us in plain words. He smiled, glancing askance at her laughing eyes. The same young eyes." A near-fine review copy of the most influential novel of the twentieth century, in its first publication in an English-speaking country, and an American legal milestone.

      [Bookseller: Honey & Wax Booksellers]
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        POWERS OF DARKNESS: A COLLECTION OF UNEASY TALES.

      London: Philip Allan, [1934] - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-243 [244: blank] [245-256: ads], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Original anthology collecting ten stories by Lord Dunsany, Birkin (as "Charles Lloyd"), Russell Thorndike and others. Part of the classic fourteen volume "Creeps" series. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-23. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1329. Bleiler (1978), p. 8. Reginald 11848. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Philip Simmonds) with some shelf wear at edges, age-darkening to spine and rear panels, and 20x55 mm chip from top center of front panel. Formerly author / editor / publisher Donald A. Wollheim's copy with his name stamped in ink on rear free endpaper. Very scarce in jacket. (#149265) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Choice Vintage Original Handsome Photograph Signed

      ("Jim Cruze") in black fountain pen ink on 1/2 length portrait wearing a white shirt and golf hat with his left shoulder to the camera. Photograph is on heavy weight stock; matte finish; 10 1/2" x 13 1/2". Very good. ca. 1934. Signed and inscribed to actress Evelyn Venable with drawing of a small pig: "To Evelyn - My dear little son of a bitch. If I didn't love Hal. I'd kill him - Respectfully yours, Jim Cruze." Director James Cruze, two time Oscar winning cinematographer Hal Mohr ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1935 and "Phantom of the Opera" 1943) and actress Evelyn Venable worked together on the 1934 film "David Harum".

      [Bookseller: George Houle Rare Books & Autographs]
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        L'Eroica. Rassegna Italiana. Anno XXII-XXIII. Quaderno 190-191

      L'Eroica, Milano 1934 - - Completo di 12 tavole xilografiche originali di Remo Branca (di cui 3 a doppia pagina) e 3 di Giorgio Carta. 72 con 15 tavv.f.t. p. - in-4

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        The Thin Man

      ALFRED A KNOPF, NY 1934 - First Edition, first printing with the misspelling "seep" instead of "Sleep" on P. 209 line 18. Book has general wear, rubbed extremities, boards have faded edges while spine is tanned, slightly soiled covers/spine, corners are slighlty de-threading, a little writing in pen on front endpaper, small previous owner stamp on front endpaper, a small handwritten number on the top corner of the inner front board, light foxing throughout, some of the fabric is showing on the inner rear hinge, and the fabric is showing ever so slightly on the inner front hinge, however, text block is firm and tight. Custom made clamshell box with beautiful bright gold gilt lettering on red leather spine, with blue cloth boards. Still, a fine specimen! A great collectible author greatest work Maltese Falcon DATE PUBLISHED: 1934 EDITION: STATED 1ST ED 259 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        Fishing a Trout Stream

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1934. First Edition, Number 7 of 950 copies. Vignette title, frontispiece, and 93 plates after photos by Lawrence B. Smith. 138 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue pictorial cloth, Fine copy, in openfaced slipcase. With the small bookplate of Eugene Connett tipped on to the front pastedown. First Edition, Number 7 of 950 copies. Vignette title, frontispiece, and 93 plates after photos by Lawrence B. Smith. 138 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED BY CONNETT TO FRANK LOWE. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To Frank Lowe who plays such an important part in making it possible to publish Derrydale Books. Eugene V. Connett 3rd. Oct. 18, 1934. " A wonderful association copy. Siegel 77; Frazier C-12-a

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Werker ohne Tat. Ein Zyklus.

      Ronco, Ascona: Bergpresse Fontana Martina, 1934. Erste Ausg. 30 nn. S. Mit einem im Stock monogr. Holzschnitt von Clement Moreau (d. i. Carl Meffert) Kl.-8°, Ppbd. Kosch II, 8. - In einer Auflage von 200 Exemplaren erschienener Privatdruck mit der Widmung Brenners für Anni und Hans von Fischer auf dem Vortitel. Druckvermerk von Brenner signiert. Auf den freien Seiten fünf mont. Linolschnitte von Clement Moreau auf Japan, davon vier voll signiert und einer monogrammiert. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Ballets Russes du Col. W. de Basil. (De Monte Carlo) - multiply signed souvenir programme for the 1934 tour.

      Monte Carlo: [for the company],, 1934. Quarto. Wire-stitched in the original coated card wraps, front panel design by Georges de Pogédaïeff, brown cord tie at the spine. Housed in a green half morocco solander box made by the Chelsea Bindery. 4 colour plates with designs by Derain, Miro and Berard, profusely illustrated with cast portraits. Just a little rubbed, but overall very good. A remarkable souvenir programme from the Ballets Russes company formed in the wake of the dissolution of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes following his death in 1929. Orchestrated by the Lithuanian entrepreneur "Colonel" Wassily de Basil, and billed as "Ballets Russes du Colonel W. de Basill (De Monte Carlo)," the company's dancers were drawn largely from the Ballets de Leon Woizikowsky, augmented by artists from de Basil's own company, from René Blum's Ballets de Monte Carlo, and from Diaghilev's troupe; "During the 1930s it was the world's most influential ballet company, giving regular seasons in Europe and America, and touring extensively in Australia; one of its most important engagements was its regular summer season at Covent Garden" (The Oxford Dictionary of Dance). The present programme from the 1934 tour has the specific insert for the Covent Garden season loosely inserted beneath the cord tie at the centre. This copy has been signed by nearly every dancer and associate of the company, some signing multiple times, beside their photographs or on some of the colour illustrations (Miro, Derain, Berard) which are also included. Signed as follows on photographs: Col. W. de Basil, Efrem Kurtz, Antal Dorati, Serge Grigorieff, Leonide Massine (three times), Alexandra Danilova (twice), the celebrated "Baby Ballerinas", Irina Baronova, Tatiana Riabouchinska, Tamara Toumanova (twice) who were aged between 12 and 14 when they first appeared at Covent Garden two years previously, Leon Woizikovsky, David Lichine (twice), Nina Verchinina, Yurek Chabelevsky, Roman Jassinsky, André Evglevsky, Lubov Rostova, Nina Tarakanova, Tatiana Likovskaja, Natalie Branitzka, Eugenie Delarova, Olga Morosova, Vania Psota, Edouard Borovansky, H. Algeranoff, Marjan Ladre, Paul Petroff, Jean Hoyer, Anna Volkova, Tatiana Semenova, Helene Kirsova, Tamara Sidorenko, Edna Tressar, Tamara Tchinarova, Galina Rasoumova, Lara Obidenna, Olga Kobseva, Tatiana Chamie, Serge Lipatoff, Joseph Dolotine, Michel Katcharoff, Serge Ismailoff, and Vera Nelidova. Surely one of the most complete collections of signatures imaginable from this historically important company, including some of the greatest stars of twentieth-century dance.

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        Now in November

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated "1934" on title page with no additional printings on copyright page.) 231 p. Original brown cloth with paper labels. Near Fine condition. No jacket. Sturdy, straight binding and clean pages. Spine label darkened, a few light stains to cloth. A very neat, clean copy of the 1935 Pulitzer-winning novel, scarce in its true first printing; subsequent printings, though, are very common.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Nocturnes. With Lithograhs by Lind Ward.

      Aachen, New York, Equinox Cooperative Press, 1934. Erste englische Ausgabe. 61 Seiten mit den Illustrationen des bekannten amerikanischen Künstlers Lynd Ward, der 1926 für ein Jahr nach Europa und dort insbesondere an die Leipziger Akademie der Künste ging. 8°, gebundene Ausgabe; Illustrierter Original-Ganz-Leineneinband mit Schuber. ausgezeichnetes Exemplar mit leicht lichtschattigem Rücken im seltenen Schuber, dieser fachmännisch repariert. Nr. 707 von 990 Exemplaren (Gesamtauflage 1000). Druckvermerk mit der Bleistiftsignatur \"Thomas Mann\". Alle in dieser Novellensammlung enthaltenen Texte erstmalig in englischer Übersetzung. Übersetzt von H. T. Lowe-Porter. Bürgin IV, 484. Potempa II, T 296. Paul Thomas Mann (* 6. Juni 1875 in Lübeck - + 12. August 1955 in Zürich) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller, der unter der nationalsozialistischen Herrschaft 1933 in die Schweiz emigrierte und 1939 in die USA zog. 1944 wurde er amerikanischer Staatsbürger, kehrte aber 1952 in die Schweiz zurück. Er zählt zu den bedeutendsten Erzählern deutscher Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Für seinen ersten Roman Buddenbrooks (1901) erhielt er 1929 den Nobelpreis für Literatur. Es folgten Novellen und Erzählungen wie Tonio Kröger, Tristan und Der Tod in Venedig. 1924 wurde der monumentale Roman Der Zauberberg veröffentlicht, mit dem Mann die Tradition des europäischen Bildungsromans fortführte. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Grimm's Fairy Tales ( Illustrated By Joyce Mercer)

      The First UK printing of this edition published by Hutchinson in 1934 (n.d).The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Spine ends and corners are rubbed. Light toning and spotting to the text-block. Mild offsetting and spotting to the endpapers and the prelims.Small nick to the lower edge of the contents page.The book is free from erasures and inscriptions. Wonderful cover art, full colour and B/W illustrations throughout by Joyce Mercer. Mercer (1896-1965) was a popular children's book illustrator best known for her work on fairy tales for Mother Goose and Hans Christian Anderson.Her style is characterized by highly fractured images created through strong lyrical line work that fit into the Art Deco world of her day.The book remains a very tight and clean copy.at the time of listing the only available copy on the market.Scarce and collectible. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole. A Romance of Modern Venice. With an Introduction by A. J. A. Symons.

      London: Cassell and Company, Limited, 1934 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered green on gilt panel, top edges green. With the dust jacket. Jacket spine toned, a little foxing to front and back panels, spine of binding dulled and slightly rolled, but a very good copy with the elusive dust jacket. First edition, first impression: 2,020 copies were printed. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper: "Frank, with all good wishes for Christmas from A. J., Dec. 1934". We have been unable to establish who "Frank" was but he must have been an acquaintance as ODNB point out that "[Symons's] friends commonly called him AJ". A.J.A. Symons (1900-1941), book collector and writer, will always be associated with Baron Corvo through his biography The Quest for Corvo (1933), "a brilliantly evocative account of how he established the facts surrounding the life and literary career of Baron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe), the eccentric homosexual writer" (ODNB). Woolf A10. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE - INSCRIBED TO VALENTI ANGELO

      New York: Random House, 1934. First American Edition. First Printing, one of 2,000 copies. Octavo; black and gray cloth, with gold foil wraparound title band printed in black on spine and front cover; terracotta topstain; 270pp. Inscribed by Saroyan on front endpaper in the year of publication: "To "Val" Valenti Angelo, a painter whose work I sincerely admire: With good wishes / William Saroyan / Dec. 1934." Cloth lightly sunned at extremities, endpapers and text edges tanned (as is nearly always the case), with a touch of softening at the crown; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned at spine and extremities, with some minor edge wear, a few tiny nicks, and some light staining along upper edge of front panel; Very Good+. Saroyan's first book, a collection of 26 short stories produced in small numbers. An important association copy, showing a young Saroyan's early admiration for Valenti Angelo, the renown Italian-American illustrator and printmaker. Their friendship would evolve, and the two would ultimately collaborate on at least two different projects - 'The Fiscal Hoboes' (1949) and 'The Simple Songs of Katchick Minasian' (1950). An attractive copy elegantly inscribed in the year of publication, linking two important literary Californians.

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        The Story of Babar the Little Elephant

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1934-1937.. With a preface by A. A. Milne. [together with:] Babar's Travels; [and:] Babar the King; [and:] Babar's Friend Zephir. 4 volumes bound as one, large quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in orange morocco, titles to spine, pictorial multi-coloured onlay to front board copied from the original, dark blue endpapers, original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Illustrated throughout. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First UK editions of the first four Babar stories. These four books together with Babar's ABC were the only Babar books to be published during Jean de Brunhoff's lifetime.

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        The Wheelwright's Shop [Second Impression]. C. AY - LEWIS'S COPY PRESENTED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER

      University Press, Cambridge 1934 8vo., Second Impression, with a frontispiece, 7 plates and 24 illustrations in the text; original pictorial brown cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in brown, a very good, bright, clean copy. C DAY LEWIS'S COPY, PRESENTED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER IN APRIL 1934 AND WITH THE LATTER'S INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Second appearance of Sturt's classic account (first published in 1923). Complete with extended glossary.

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        A CENTURY OF CREEPY STORIES.

      London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd., n.d. [1934] - Thick octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xi [xii-xiv] 15-1178 [1179-1180: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. 1178-page anthology with seventy stories by forty-one authors including Arthur Machen, Elizabeth Bowen, Oliver Onions, Shane Leslie, Cynthia Asquith, D. H. Lawrence, L. P. Hartley, May Sinclair, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, Mary Webb, Algernon Blackwood, and many others. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 359. Bleiler (1978), p. 7. Reginald 02784. Bookplate and signature dated 19 June 1934 of early owner Alex. Bridge on the front paste-down. Top edge of pages dusty, a very good copy in very good 3/6 pictorial dust jacket with light wear along top and bottom edges, chips from the upper spine end, closed tear at top edge of front panel with internal tape mend, some age-spotting, mostly along flap folds, and dust soiling to rear panel. Rare in jacket. (#152594) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Encyclopédie du Luminaire. Formes & Décors apparentés, depuis l'antiquité jusqu'a 1870, en deux Volumes de 120 Planches chaque et six Tomes. Vol.1, Tome, 1 Antiquité, Tome 2, Moyen-Age, Tome 3, Renaissance. Vol. 2, Tome 4, XVIIe siècle, Tome 5, XVIIIe siècle, Tome 6, XIXe siècle

      Les Éditions Guerinet Paris 1934 - Die beiden Volumes mit kräftigen Kartondeckeln mit Halbleinrücken und Silberdruck (im Falz besch.), sind aufgeteilt in je 3 Kartonmappe (einige im Falz etwas eingerissen) zu je etwa 40 losen Kartonblättern (alle vollzählig) mit meist mehreren Beispielen einseitig schwarz auf chamois Karton gedruckt, Format 2°. Die Erklärungen zu den Bildern sind je auf der 3. Seite der Mappe aufgeführt. (Deckel von Volumes und Mappen sind unten jeweils mit einer Etikette der Buchhandlung Salmain in Brüssel überklebt) Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Gewicht 1000 g [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rom 1908 - 1988 New York). Capri. Radierung von 1934. Signiert und nummeriert '4'. 26 x 39 cm; Blattgr. 32 x 47,5 cm.,

      1934 - Am unteren Rand hs. bezeichnet '1934 (op. 61)'.- Blick auf Häuser am Berg, im rechten Vordergrund eine Transport-Kutsche mit 3 Pferden.- Weiße Ränder teils fleckig, 1 kleine Lochstelle, wenig Schabstellen.- Verso stärker fleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        MORE SPOOK STORIES

      London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd.,. [1934]. original pictorial orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black.. A bit of foxing to edges of the text block, else a fine, bright copy. in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at corner tips and. along top edge of spine and front panels, several tiny nicks and. closed tears with internal mends with white paper tape, and some dust. soiling to spine and rear panels. A very attractive copy in a nice. example of jacket with stunning art by P. Youngman Carter. (#149822). First edition. Collects thirteen stories including "The Hanging of Alfred Wadham," "Pirates," "The Wishing Well," "The Bath-Chair," and "The Sanctuary." Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 31-2. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-17. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 30-1. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1433-35. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-14. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01132.

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        ABC of Reading 1. Edition

      London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., Broadway House: 68-74 Carter Lane, , VERY RARE. 1934 - 197 Pages 8° Red cloth, Name forwards the title page (Herby Lewis), good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works.

      London: Oxford University Press: Humphrey Milford,, 1934. Edited with an Introduction and Textual Notes by H. Buxton Forman. Octavo (185 x 116 mm). Early 20th century dark red speckled calf by Riviere & Son, richly gilt spine, pale green morocco twin labels, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing a red onlay gilt panel, all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, housed in a custom made red cloth slipcase. Portrait frontispiece of Keats from the drawing by Joseph Severn, plate of the life mask by Benjamin Robert Haydon. A particularly attractive copy in bright condition.

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        LOOKING FORWARD. [with:] ON OUR WAY

      New York, 1934. Original blue publisher's cloth, gilt. Light soiling to cloth of first title. Both jackets clipped at corners, some minor chipping and a few small tears. Both internally fresh and clean, with presentation inscription by the author on front fly leaf and bookplate on each front pastedown. Very good in a very good dust jacket, and near fine in a very good dust jacket. Housed together in a custom blue cloth slipcase, cloth chemise with leather label for each volume. First edition of each title, both inscribed to Frederick Holbein at Christmas by Roosevelt the year each was published. In LOOKING FORWARD the newly inaugurated president reflects on the events leading to the Great Depression and the way forward out of the crisis. ON OUR WAY is the sequel volume, presenting Roosevelt's personal account of the first year of his administration and the ideals of the New Deal. LOOKING FORWARD is a fifth printing, while ON OUR WAY appears to be a first printing.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Was will die Phänomenologie Husserls? Sonderdruck aus "Die Tatwelt", Band X, heft 1.

      Berlin, 1934. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Front wrappers loose and wrappers a bit chipped at extremities. Otherwise very fine. Inscribed at front wrapper and with a 7 line marginal not to p. 15. Pp. 15-32.. First edition, offprint, with presentation-inscription from Husserl ("Mit freundlichen Grüssen von E Husserl") and a 7-line marginal note in Husserl's hand, referring to Fink's "Die/ Phän. Philo-/ sophie/ Edm. Husserls". The present copy encapsules one of the most important periods in the history of phenomenology - the mid 1930'ies is a period of turmoil in the great phenomenologists life, a period in which Husserl transforms many of his basic ideas, and Fink, Husserl's assistant and the person closest to obeserving this transformation, is the primary witness to this historical change. Fink's works from the 30'ies on Husser's philosophy are pivotal to the understanding of the transformation of Husserl's thought - and thus the transformation of phenomenology in general. One can hardly imagine a more interesting association-copy caputing this period of phenomenological transformation. The important German philosopher Eugen Fink initially studied under Husserl in Freiburg, before he famously became his assistant. He counts as one of the most important representatives of phenomenological idealism and is famous for his definition of philosophical problems as "pre-questions" that lead, through ontological practice, to true philosophy. "Eugen Fink was Edmund Husserl's research assistant during the last decade of the renowned phenomenologist's life, a period in which Husserl's philosophical ideas were radically recast." (R. Bruzina, Edmund Husserl and Eugen Fink. Beginnings and Ends in Phenomenology, 1928-1938)

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        ORIGINAL HERALD FOR THE 1934 FILM "THE THIN MAN

      N.P. (but Printed in U.S.A.): Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Cosmopolitan , 1934. Single sheet of white stock, offset printed in colors on recto and verso and folded once vertically to create a 4-page herald; measures 7" x 6" closed, and 7" x 11" open. About Fine, with two faint creases to lower corners and a handful of foxed spots. Original advertising herald for the 1934 comedy-mystery "The Thin Man," directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Van Dyke's film would be the first of six adaptations based on the characters Nick and Nora Charles from his novel published earlier the same year. A lovely and uncommon ephemeral item from one of the most iconic adaptations of Hammett's work.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Ulysses

      London: Random House, 1934. First American edition. Octavo, original white cloth. Fine in a near fine first state dust jacket with a small closed tear to the back panel and one spot to the spine. A very nice example of this dust jacket which is prone to tanning. In a review in The Dial, T.S. Eliot said of Ulysses: "I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." He went on to asserted that Joyce was not at fault if people after him did not understand it: "The next generation is responsible for its own soul; a man of genius is responsible to his peers, not to a studio full of uneducated and undisciplined coxcombs." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the 20th century.

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        Kindergarten Chats: On Architecture, Education and Democracy (in Dustjacket)

      Washington, D.C.: Scarab Fraternity Press, 1934. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Very Good. A very solid copy of the 1934 stated 1st edition, IN ITS UNCOMMON ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET. Tight and Near Fine in a bright, VG example of the orange and navy-blue dustjacket, with light spotting and soiling to the front panel and light chipping along the spine crown. Octavo, 256 pgs.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The Nine Tailors, Changes Rung on an Old Theme, in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals

      Victor Gollancz, Inc., London 1934 - 351 Pp. Internally Bright And Clean, Hinges Solid, Red Spine Lettering Bright, Frayed Along Top Edge Of The Spine With A Few Points Of Fraying On Bottom Spine Edge But Without Loss To Top Edge Or Bottom Edge Of Spine Height, Boards Clean And Without Other Fraying. With The Original Yellow Dust Jacket Printed In Black, Front Flap Without Printing, 3 Ads On Rear Flap, Ad For Anthony Adverse On Rear Panel With "Publication Date: January 8Th 1934" At Top, And Comment By Noel Coward At Bottom. Dj Restored By A Conservator To New, Bright Condition. [Dj Was Worn, The Spine And The Flap Folds Browned; The Front Panel Was Detached From The Spine Along The Front Spine Fold; The Entire Bottom 1" Of The Spine, With The Publisher's Name And Part Of The Publisher's Logo, Was Lacking, Although Part Of The Gollancz Logo Remained; There Was An Irregular Chip At Top Of Spine Extending 1/2" To 1 1/8" From Top, Leaving The Title As "Ni Tailo"; Small 1/4" Chips At Tips; Three Thin Black Rub Lines On Front Panel, Two 1" Long And One 2" Long. The Jacket Was Restored After Mounting On Archival Paper, As It Was Extremely Thin And Fragile]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        SOME WOMEN OF THE UNIVERSITY: BEING A LAST SELECTION FROM THE STRANGE PAPERS OF CHRISTOPHER BLAYRE, PH.D., D.LITT. (SOMETIME REGISTRAR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF COSMOPOLI).

      Nubiana: Tip. Sorelle Nessuno [i.e. London: Robert Stockwell],. 1934. title page printed in red and black, original blue boards, printed paper label affixed to spine panel.. Spine panel a bit darkened, else a nearly fine copy. A fairly scarce. book. (#149989). First edition. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Copy number 69 with a signed inscription by Heron-Allen as "Christopher Blayre" to Dorothy Anderton Sharpe, F.R.C.S." dated January 1938 on the limitation page. The only edition, privately printed by the author for the "Chosen Few" whose interest in them caused them to be selected." This is the final group of science fiction and weird stories from the "Strange Papers of Doctor Blayre," narratives supposedly deposited by various professors with the registrar of the University of Cosmopoli in 1952. Collects four stories, "Zum Wildbad" (vampirism), "The Boots" (footwear with supernatural powers), "Another Squaw?" (variation on the theme of Bram Stoker's famous story involving marine biology) and "Passiflora Vindicta. Wrammsbothame" (an anthropomorphic tropical plant). "The ironic wit is not to everyone's taste, but these are among the best satirical weird tales." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-28. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 35-6. Bleiler (1978), p. 26. Reginald 07141.

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        BLACK AUGUST: A NOVEL .

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1934] - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7-349 [350: blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Wheatley on title page: "For / Lily Pelway / from / Dennis Wheatley." Wheatley's third novel, and the introduction of his series character Gregory Sallust. "The first Gregory Sallust book, BLACK AUGUST, is a Wellsian view of England in the future during a Communist revolution." - Reilly (ed), Twentieth- Century Crime & Mystery Writers, third edition (1991), p. 1078 Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 66. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993). p. 1319. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15190. Some discoloration to endpapers along gutter margins due to binder's glue, else a fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket (designed by G. Zilzer) with tiny nick at top edge of spine panel. In a custom black cloth open face slipcase. (#149927) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        La négresse blonde ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: José Corti, 1934. Fine. José Corti, Paris 1934, 14,5x19cm, relié. - Eighth edition. Bound in half roan cherry back four nerves decorated with golden floral patterns with small traces of friction without gravity, flat cardboard burgundy morocco way, guards and contreplats marbled paper, covers and spine preserved, gilded head. --- 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] Huitième édition. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier à motif africanisant, dos lisse, pièce de titre de chagrin brun, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure moderne signée Thomas Boichot. Bel envoi autographe daté et signé de Georges Fourest à (René) Rolland de Renéville. Un petit manque angulaire comblé sur une garde. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        Tender is the Night

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934 - First printing copy, sharp-cornered with bright gilt titling. There is a light square offset to the 2nd fep, from some previously enclosed paper, else a square, tight and unmarked copy. The first issue DJ with $2.50 price and correct blurbs of Eliot, Mencken, and Rosenfeld has edgewear/chipping to spine ends/corners, toned spine panel with 2 vertical closed tears, the longer being about 5" long. This copy is housed in a fine custom clamshell box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Kassenbuch der Firma Heinrich Jordan, Berlin, für die Jahre 1901 bis 1934.,

      Berlin, - nicht paginiert. Mit überaus zahlreichen handschriftlichen Einträgen sowie diversen beigehefteten Notizzetteln. - Der Band enthält, beginnend mit Januar 1901, für jeden Tag kurze Einträge, deren Charakter sich im Laufe der Jahrzehnte wandelt. Anfangs finden sich kumulativ Umsatzzahlen, dazu tägliche Einträge zum Berliner Wetter, inklusive Angaben zu Temperatur und Luftdruck. Auf Tagesereignisse wird zunächst nicht verwiesen, erst auf dem Blatt für August 1914 wird vermerkt "Beginn des Krieges". Seit 1913 wurden Temperatur und Luftdruck schon nicht mehr vermerkt (nur zwischenzeitlich werden sie vorübergehend kurz erwähnt) und auch die Wetterangaben werden sehr kurz. Das Kriegsende im November 1918 wird ignoriert, dafür beginnen Hinweise auf das politische Geschehen: "Terror in Berlin . Straßenkämpfe . geschlossen wegen Beschießung des Vorwärts-Gebäudes Lindenstraße" (6.-11. Januar 1919); "Streik" (4. März 1919); "Angestellten-Streik. Geschäft kann nicht geöffnet werden" (17. April 1919); "Verkehrs-Angestellten Streik" (1.-12. Juli 1919); "wegen Generalstreik geschlossen" (15.-21. März 1919). Mit Beruhigung der Lage entfallen derartige Anmerkungen, auch die Inflation wird stillschweigend hingenommen. Nach 1918 finden sich vermehrt konkrete Hinweise auf geschäftliche Vorgänge: es werden Konten bei den Banken Deutsche Wirtschaftsbank Zehlendorf, Sparkasse Berlin Schöneberg und Ascher Levy Bad Polzin erwähnt. Gelegentlich werden auch Geschäftskunden erwähnt, so Ullstein, Israel und Co und A.H. Werner. Mit Ullstein war man auch anderweitig geschäftlich verbunden: das Jordansche Haus in der Markgrafenstraße hatte man 1929 an Hans Ullstein verkauft, die darin befindliche Kantine aber (für 60 Reichsmark im Monat) zurückgepachtet. Immer häufiger werden auch die Umsatzsteuer erwähnt sowie Wechsel (auch zurückgegangene). Vermutlich handelte es sich dabei um die Wechsel der Geschäftspartner Jordans. Seit 1932 verzeichnet das Kassenbuch drastische Rückgänge der Einnahmen und Eintragungen, bis schließlich Ende März 1934 die letzte Eintragung erfolgte. -- Jordan gehörte zu den Pionieren des Warenhauses und den Pionieren der Konfektionsbranche. Schon 1839 hatte er in der Markgrafenstraße 108 eine Baumwoll- und Posamentierwarenhandlung mit "Lager türkischrother, ächt violetter und rother Garne" eröffnet. Jordan war der Erste in Berlin, der konfektionierte Wäsche anbot, die in eigenen Werkstätten hergestellt wurde und etablierte das erste Berliner Wäscheversandgeschäft. In den Jahren 1868/69, 1890, 1899 und 1913 erfolgten beträchtliche Erweiterungen des Betriebs. Zum Ende der Firma, das wohl letztendlich eine Folge des Crashs von 1929 gewesen zu sein scheint, konnten wir nichts weiter eruieren. Interessanterweise wird hier im Kassenbuch gegen Ende auch die eigene Firma ausdrücklich im Zusammenhang mit größeren Eingängen von Ratenzahlungen erwähnt, einmal nur als "H.J. Akt.-Ges.", dann auch als "Heinrich Jordan AG". -- Einband berieben und bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit Fehlstellen, unteres Viertel des Rückens nicht professionell mit anderem Leder repariert. Seiten teils etwas fleckig oder tintenfleckig, gelegentlich kleine Randläsuren, insgesamt gut erhalten. Besuchen Sie unseren Stand auf dem Hamburger Antiquariatstag am 21. November 2015 im Museum für Arbeit in Hamburg-Barmbek, 11-19 Uhr. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 24,5 x 21,5 cm. Ganzleder mit geprägtem Deckelmonogramm "H.J." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Querschnitt Antiquariat]
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        Cornwall Illustrated, in a Series of Views, of Castles, Seats of the Nobility, Mines, Picturesque Scenery, Towns, Public Buildings, Churches, Antiquities, &r

      London: The Architectural Press 1934 - VG 1st edition PB in illustrated cover with just a bit of scuffing but ringbinding is good. A tight copy of 63pp including maps and plenty of other b/w illustrations. No inscriptions. (23 x 18cm)

      [Bookseller: Berwyn Books]
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        PIRATES OF VENUS .

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1934] - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-314 [315: ads] [316-320: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], five inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red. First edition. First book of the Venus series. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 1-16 and (1995) 1- 16. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 114. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02305. Heins PV-1. A fine copy in fine "like new" dust jacket. A brilliant copy of this book. (#147480) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, „g. gamow".

      Copenhagen, 6 June 1934 - 4to. 1 page. To American physicist Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, in English, thanking him for advice on dealing with American officials, suggesting that he visit Copenhagen, noting that the absence of [Niels] Bohr last month prevented him from doing much physics, and looking forward to beginning work at Ann Arbor. „Thank you very much for your [ ] indications how to deal with american customers [customs] and passport-controllers. I will try to follow these indications [ ] I am well educated by the corresponding officials on the russian fron[t]ier. „It is so extremely pity [sic] that I will not see you in Ann-Arbor but I hope that we shall meet in some other point of the earth surface [ ] I have not done much physics last month (Bohr was away to Russia and we mainly spend the time on the strand [beach] and in cinema) but hope to plunge again in the nuclear buzness on my arrival to Ann-Arbor."

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        THE WORLD AS I SEE IT

      New York: Covici Friede. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Jacket has multiple large chips on front, back and spine and is edge worn. Rare with the dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        I Claudius (In Exceptional Condition)

      The First UK edition published by Arthur Barker in 1934. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to the spine.Folding chart at rear.The BOOK is in near FINE condition with very light foxing to prelims and fore-edges.Mild pushing at spine ends.The book is very tight and appears unread. A very sharp copy! The WRAPPER is price-clipped and is in near FINE condition with light wear to the extremities, light soiling, a couple of short closed tears and some mild browning to the spine.The wrapper is protected in the removable Brodart archival cover.Very rare to find this fragile paper wrapper in such collectible condition.The nicest copy that we have handled in over ten years.Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Photographs by Man Ray 1920 Paris 1934

      Hartford: James Thrall Soby, (1934). Speck of loss to the front cover, hint of general wear; a beautiful, near fine copy in spiral-bound illustrated wrappers. While the second edition of this book turns up with some regularity, the true first edition is a legitimate rarity, especially in this condition. Housed in a custom clamshell box. The best copy I have handled.. First Edition, without the mention of a second edition (fictitious or not), no French title page on the verso of the English, and no mention on the title page of any of the contributors. It has become an accepted story in the world of rare books and auction houses that the so-called second edition was constructed only as a sales ploy. Regardless of the veracity of this claim, the true first edition differs enough bibliographically to render the reason irrelevant. Spiral-bound quarto. Text in French and English. Illustrated with 104 photographs printed in a lush gravure, divided into five sections, and comprising many of Man Ray's iconic images, with nineteen rayographs. (Roth 80-81).

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U. und mehrzeiliger eh. Nachschrift.

      London, 29. VI. 1934. - 1 S. Kl.-4to. An die Schriftstellerin Lisa Tetzner (1894-1963): "Verzeihen Sie, dass Sie solange auf Antwort warten mussten. Ich war monatelang krank. Mein Kinderbuch ist leider noch nicht fertig. Wenn ich es fertig habe, will ich Ihnen gern das Manuscript schicken, ich danke Ihnen für Ihr Interesse. [.]". - Leicht fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Listerdale Mystery

      London: Collins,, 1934. and other stories. Octavo. Original dark purple cloth, titles to spine in silver. Spine rolled and browned, spine ends a touch frayed, tips rubbed, a little foxing to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. With the famous "Kilometer Zero, Paris" stamp of the Shakespeare & Co. bookshop to the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        PETER RABBIT

      [POTTER,BEATRIX]. THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT. NY: Blue Ribbon (1934). 16mo (3 3/4 x 5"), pictorial boards, 60p., rubbing on edges and spine ends else VG+ condition. This is a title in Blue Ribbon's Midget Pop-up Series. Featuring one double-page color pop-up and 26 full page black and whites to accompany the story of Peter Rabbit, illustrated by C. CAREY CLOUD. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. U. „Ihre getreuen | Feiningers".

      Wannsee, 25. III. 1934. - 4to. 2 SS. Mit gedrucktem Namen am Kopf. An Alexej Jawlensky, dem er – auch im Namen seiner Frau – zum 70. Geburtstag gratuliert. „[ ] Ihnen, lieber Blauer Bruder! wünschen von ganzem Herzen – in banger Zeit um so tiefempfundener – zum Feste des 70. Geburtstages Alles nur erdenklich Gute: vor Allem aber Gesundheit und Schaffenskraft, für künftige Werke, die alles Erreichte noch krönen sollen, wenn das möglich wäre! [ ]" - Jawlensky litt damals an einer Lähmung von Hand- und Kniegelenken, die ihn zwang, in sehr kleinen Bildformaten zu malen.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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