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        Jonah's Gourd Vine

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lipincott Company,, 1934. With an introduction by Fanny Hurst. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board black. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly rolled, head of spine a little faded, internally fine. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine and rear panel, bright front panel, minor loss to head of spine and some nicks and chips to extremities. First edition, first printing of the author's first novel, praised by Carl Sandburg as "a bold and beautiful book, many a page priceless and unforgettable". Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Seven Poor Men on Sydney

      London: Peter Davies,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly faded, small dent to head of rear board, minor foxing to edges. An excellent copy in the jacket with toned spine. First edition, first impression. With the a ticket to the front panel of the jacket and annotations to the title page indicating it was sent to the New York publishers Appleton-Century as their setting copy. It was published in the US the following year.

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        18 POEMS

      LONDON The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop Parton Street WC1 1934, 1934The First issue FIRST EDITION of the authors important first book, with flat back and without the later advertisement leaf [Rolph 1956] one of only 250 copies published a month after his 20th birthday. A clean sound copy with no ownership marks.

      [Bookseller: John L Capes [Books Maps & Prints]]
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        PENALOSA.

      Santa Fe: Writers' Editions, [1934]. - Small octavo. Stiff printed wrappers. Wrapper extremities sunned and lightly worn, slight ripple (but no discoloration) along lower edge of text block, but very good. First separate printing of this chapter from WEST IS WEST, printed at the Rydal Press in an edition of five hundred numbered copies, signed by the author. This is an excellent Southwestern association copy, inscribed by the author: "For Mary Austin With sincere admiration From Gene Rhodes."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      Princeton: np. 1st Edition. No Binding. Very Good. AN IMPORTANT SIGNED LETTER (in English) by Einstein, revealing his reservations of associating with communism even in the fight against fascism. Written from Princeton, NJ, to Professor Albert Sprague Coolidge of Harvard University, and dated February 16, 1934, the letter reads:My dear Professor Coolidge:I had an opportunity of meeting personally Lord Marley and has [sic] very favorably impressed by his personality. It became known to me that he sympathizes with the Russian Government, i.g. with the Russian communist party and that the committee for which he is active is influenced by communists.The problem as to the attitude which is advisable to be taken towards this committee is rather complicated. On the one hand, the world-wide danger of fascism makes it necessary that all enemies of fascism cooperate; on the other hand, an action which has communist leanings might endanger that fight since the important task undertaken in defense of culture and civilization may be linked up with interests of a political party. I, myself have severed my connections with the committee, which, with my permission had used my name up to the end of last year.It seems to me advisable to take an attitude as follows: to help their action against fascism, but not to identify oneself with the committee.Very truly yours, [signed] A. EinsteinP.S. I wish you would be good enough to use this strictly confidentially.In 1934, Lord (Baron) Marley (Dudley Leigh Aman), toured the United States to raise funds for his association, the World Committee for the Victims of German Fascism. Marley, through his committee, was "passionately advocating a scheme for which he was to become an international figurehead - resettlement of oppressed German and Polish Jews in the Jewish Autonomous Region" in Siberia. He published a book, "The Brown Book of the Hitler Terror and the Burning of the Reichstag, sponsored by the World Committee and with an Introduction written by Lord Marley himself, [which] was the first popular expos? of what was happening in Hitler's Germany. It documented the destruction of political parties, trade unions and universities, book-burning, and the building of concentration camps."At a fundraising dinner held in his honour in New York in February 1934 [where Einstein presumably met him, just before writing this letter], Marley opened the Brown Book and 'speaking quietly, declaring that he did not intend to harrow', read aloud to his audience of 600 American Jews some of the collected evidence of Nazi repressions. Here were documentary records of what was happening in Germany - a substantiation of the brutality that hitherto had had no distinct form in the mind of the American Jewish public. What before had been the subject of a growing fear mingled with disbelief was now being presented as hard fact and supported with detailed evidence. The New York Times (8 February 2005) reports the audience being 'startled' by the disclosures, and the night ending with $3,500 raised for the World Committee" (The Jewish Quarterly, No. 198).Einstein was correct to be suspicious of Marley's activities, for it was later determined that the "World Committee" was indeed a Communist front; Einstein, writing here to Coolidge in 1934, was prescient about the motives of the committee.This letter, in addition to underscoring Einstein's passionate stance against fascism, is particularly important as documentary evidence of Einstein's caution about having any dealings with communism, especially considering that the U.S. FBI, worried about Einstein's political leanings, kept a file on Einstein that grew to 1427 pages.Princeton, NJ: February 16, 1934. One (8.5 x 11 in.) page. Envelope folds, minor spotting. An outstanding letter with important and revealing content.

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        A Log of the Spanish Main: A Jo Mora Diary (SIGNED by Dick Powell & Joan Blondell)

      Jo Mora, Jr., San Francisco 1934 - 8vo. Unpaginated. Original tan cloth with black lettering and green, red and black illustration of a pirate on the front cover. The most complete copy we've seen with extensive notations, messages and signatures of fellow passengers; chock full of newspaper and brochure clippings including clippings from the scarce ship brochures illustrated by Jo Mora; photographs; and souvenirs from restaurants and ports visited. The diary actually covers two cruises taken by Laura C. Hedden; the ship 'Santa Elena' sailed May 23, 1936 from New York to San Francisco and the ship 'Santa Paula' sailed September 19, 1936 back to New York. One newspaper clipping references the marriage of Dick Powell and Joan Blondell in their honeymoon cabin aboard ship; as well, the happy couple have SIGNED the diary "With admiration/Mrs. Dick Powell/(Joan Blondell)/Me too/Dick Powell" The first book written and illustrated by Jo Mora with his unique drawings throughout, including maps of the cities to be visited. Designed to be used by passengers on board Grace Line ships during cruises, the entire edition was purchased by the line. (Grandeau & Shorts B10). Llight dampstaining to front cover not affecting the image; upper corner bumped; minor wear to extremities otherwise very good plus. "Copies of this book containing journal entries should be considered very rare!" - Grandeau & Shorts pg. 16 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books, ABAA]
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        Pilgrimage to Mecca

      John Murray, London 1934 - 8vo. Pp xix, 260. Frontis and 13 plates - all as called for. Original cloth, marked to front cocer. Endpapers foxed. A very decent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        A Life of One's Own | 1st Edition

      Chatto & Windus - B00TZTPEH6 1934, hardback in jacket, true first edition with colour plate to illustrate dragon drawing, 252 pages | book is in decent condition for a title of this age and type - clean, bright, tight spine; board covers are clean, with some edge wear | interior is free of name, notes etc, though faint imprint marks are visible on front endpaper where name has been erased; foxing to text blocks | dust jacket is intact, not price clipped, with some edge wear and with browning at spine | professional booksellers based in the UK | we package with great care and usually dispatch within 24hrs, always within two working days | please request scans or further information on any of our listings, which are all in stock and ready to be dispatched [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now in November

      Simon and Schuster 1934 - First Edition, First Printing. An original dustjacket that has some wear to the edges and fading to the spine of the dustjacket. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight and square with no cocking. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition with the 1934 date printed on the title page and copyright page. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lust for Life

      London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1934. First edition and an Advance Proof Copy. 2 vols. 8vo. The former in publisher's brown cloth, the latter in original printed wrappers, announcing publication for "Fall of 1934". The one a very good copy in dust jacket with a few internal cellotape repairs; the other fine, immaculate and crisp. The two housed in a custom quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed Four Times A marvellous pair of Stone's now-classic novel based on the life of Vincent van Gogh. Each volume is inscribed twice by Stone to Baltimore collector A.B. Hanson, Jr: the first, inscribed at Hanson's request in 1937 ("with the friendliest of feelings, to A.B. Hanson, Jr. of Baltimore, by Irving Stone, Hollywood, Feb. 23, 1937"), and with a letter to Hanson from Stone agreeing to autograph the book tipped in; then later: "Dear Hansons: My heartfelt thanks for your many kindnesses during my stay in Baltimore. You are even nicer than we had dared to hope. Irving. Jan 29, 1943." The advanced proof is first inscribed Jan 25, 1938: "Dear Aquilla B. Hanson, Friendships based on correspondence are sometimes the best of all. May ours last the full thirty years. Irving Stone"; then again later: "But friendships in the flesh are even better! Jan 29, 1943/"

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        Autograph Letter Signed.

      Järvenpää, 16. V. 1934. - Small 4to. 2 pp. To an unnamed English admirer ("Dear Madame"), in English: "I regret very much having been prevented earlier to reply to your very kind letter. I feel it quite a special honour that you, Madame, wished to see me as a guest in your house. Thanking you for your friendly invitation I must inform you that it is quite impossible for me to visit England in May or June. I am forced to deprive me of the pleasure this time of seeing England, so highly acclaimed by me [.]". - Written on the first and terminal pages of a folded sheet; horizontal fold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Ellery Queen Omnibus

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Slightly foxed to edges, a superb copy jacket that has a sunned spine. First UK edition, first impression of this collection of detective stories. First published in the US in 1930. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Saishin Manshu shashincho (The latest Manchuria photograph album)

      [MANCHURIA]. YAMAZAKI, Kin'ichiro. Saishin Manshu shashincho (The latest Manchuria photograph album). With two fold-out colour maps and 86 photographic plates (some hand-coloured) printed on various colour papers interleaved with descriptive text in Japanese and English. Oblong 8vo., 135 x 195 mm, bound in publisher's pictorial cloth, two hole binding with string ties. Wakayama: Kobun-Do-Shoten, 1934. |~||~||~||~| A fine copy of this very scarce little guide book to Manchuria under the Japanese occupation. Amonmg other things, the guide coversthe main sites in the major cities of Mukden, Dairen, Harbin and Port Arthur. By printing the guide in a slightly larger format than is usual for such works, the publishers were able to illustrate it with larger and better photgraphs than are usually found in works of a similar nature.

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        TRIÁNGULO ISÓSCELES. POEMAS

      - Madrid. Imp. Torrent. 1934. 17x12 cm. 67 págs. 1 h. Seudonimo de José Veiga Ceide, Castro de Rei 1912 - Aravaca (Madrid) 1936. Este fue su primer libro de poesía. Perfecto ejemplar. # poesía [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Information - Wirtschaft - Wissenschaft - Erziehung - Technik - Kunst. 1. Jahrgang: Heft 1, Juni 1932 - Heft 12, Juli 1933; 2. Jg.: Heft 1, August 1933 - Heft 6, Februar 1934. 18 Hefte (compl.).

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1932 - 1934 - 8°, ca. 600 S., einige Abb., Roter Privat-Lwd., Einzelhefte mit den Umschlägen eingebunden. Die Hefte minimal beschnitten., Min. gebrauchspurig. O 11. Die Typographie und die Umschlaggestaltung von Max Bill, Der Umschlag des ersten Jahrgangs mit Photocollagen, später aufgrund der finanziellen Not des Verlages nur typographisch Gestaltung. Jedes Heft mit interessante Inserate, die den geistigen Hintergrund der Zeitschrift zeigen: Kaffeehaus Odeon; Das neue Frankfurt; Die neue Stadt; Wohnbedarf; Zetthaus; Die neue Weltbühne; Malik-Verlag; 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        URSS en Construction. Quatre Victoires

      1934. EL LISSITZKY. URSS en Construction. Quatre Victoires. 1934 No.2. With a plethora of Russian photomontage images throughout. 40 pp. Folio, 415 x 300 mm, bound in original faux-marble wrappers, preserved in a recent cloth box. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, Août 1934.A fine copy of one of the most sought-after issues of this landmark periodical, this one devoted to four major Soviet achievements. As Martin Parr says, "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, and Nikolai Troshin who designed this issue and over forty others. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        URSS en Construction, Combinats de la Boucherie

      1934. ALPERT, Max et al. URSS en Construction. Combinats de la Boucherie de Moscou et de Leningrad 1934 No. 5. 40 pp. Folio, bound in original wrappers (stained). Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1934.A fine copy of one of many monographic issues of this landmark periodical, devoted to the meat-packing industry in Moscow and Leningrad. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included Nikolai Troshin, El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Aleksandr Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        URSS en Construction, Khibine Number

      1934. TROSHIN, N.S. URSS en Construction. Khibine Number (1934 #11). Folio, bound in original wrappers. Moscow: Editions d'Etat des Beaux-Arts, 1934.A fine copy of one of many monographic issues of this landmark periodical, devoted to all aspects of wood in the Soviet Union. As Martin Parr says "from 1930-1940 URSS en Construction employed the best Soviet photo-journalists and graphic designers. Amongst the photographers were Max Alpert, Arkadi Shaikhet, Georgi Zeima, Boris Ignatovich, Semen Fridland and Georgi Shaikhet. Designers included Nikolai Troshin, El Lissitzky, Sophie Kueppers, Alexandra Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitzky, Rodchenko and others -- the elaborate photomontages, innovative photography, fold-out pages, transparent overlays and so on -- were developed in URSS en Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century." It was published in Russian, French, English and German. This is the French version. In fine condition.Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 148-149.

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        Frankenstein. or The Modern Prometheus.

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934 - Octavo, (240 x 157mm). Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, title block to spine silver, twin rule to turn-ins silver, marbled endpapers, silver edges. A fine copy. With engravings on wood by Lynd Ward. First Lynd Ward illustrated edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ascona Bau-Buch.

      Zürich, Oprecht & Helbling, 1934. 4°, 130 u. XXII S. Anzeigen, zahlr. Abb. u. Pläne, Brosch., Umschlag etw. gebräunt, sonst tadellos. Preis in CHF: 700. EA. Austattung von Max Bill. Beiträge u. a. von E. Keller: Das Neue Bauen in Ascona; A. Fankhauser: Ascona; Ernst Morach. Die bauliche Entwicklung Asconas; Bilder u. Pläne von Ascona-Neubauten. - Eines der wichtigsten Bücher zum Neuen Bauen in der Schweiz.

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        Thoughts Upon Hunting Kit in a Series of Nine Letters to a Friend

      Millbrook: Privately Printed for the author [by The Derrydale Press], 1934. First Edition. No. 84 of 500 copies. Illustrated with photographs, and a drawing by the author. 1 vols. 12mo. In the deluxe binding of full straight grain morocco with gilt intaglio medallion of a hunt button on upper cover. Head and foot of spine frayed, else fine, in brown morocco-backed folding case. RARE. First Edition. No. 84 of 500 copies. Illustrated with photographs, and a drawing by the author. 1 vols. 12mo. This is an almost unprocurable Derrydale Press title. The book appeared in two bindings: red paper boards with a printed white label, and in full leather with gilt medallion on upper cover. Both are rare, and, although the number in the deluxe leather binding is not known, it may be presumed to be rarer than those in boards. Indeed, aside from its intrinsic rarity (Siegel states that "upon Connett's death, a large carton of these were taken to the dump..."), it is the only presentation copy we have ever seen. The inscription (on the colophon) reads: "To The Spitteriges, With many remembrances from the author. Eugene S. Reynal.".

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        Hornet's Nest.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Edges and endpapers foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. With the Book Society wraparound loosely inserted. A novel about a doctor in a small town. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Substantial collection of editor John Ferrone's photocopies of manuscripts and typescripts of The Diary of Anaïs Nin, including expurgated material

      Various places, 1934. Published as The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1923-1927 (vols. 3 & 4), New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1983] and [1985]. Upwards of approximately 2,000 pages, some with publisher's ms. annotations and indications for deletion. 4to. Contained in 12 orange binders with paper labels on upper covers reading "Volume 19", through "Volume 30"; with separate manila folder captioned in pencil, "Unpublished Diary deletions" (approximately 200 pages) which are heavily marked by the publisher. Digital output typescript of In Search of Lost Joy. Overall, very good condition. Published as The Early Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1923-1927 (vols. 3 & 4), New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1983] and [1985]. Upwards of approximately 2,000 pages, some with publisher's ms. annotations and indications for deletion. 4to. The Suppressed Passages from Her Diary. The monumental task of publishing the Diary of Anais Nin - who began keeping a journal from the age of 11 until her death in 1977 - fell to the New York publisher Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich. In 1966, HBJ began publishing the so-called "expurgated" editions, beginning with Volume I (1931-1934), which covered the critical period when Anaïs Nin was living just outside of Paris with her husband, banker Hugh Parker Guiler, during which time she began her relationship with Henry Miller and Miller' wife, June, underwent psychoanalysis, and began her study of D.H. Lawrence. Volume I was greatly expurgated, and the extent to which it was so may be seen in the manila folder herein, containing the "Unpublished Diary deletions" carefully preserved of John Ferrone, HBJ's editor. These deleted passages also contain autograph (not photocopied) corrections, presumably in Ferrone's hand - and as such constitute the earliest direct evidence of the publisher's intentions for this portion of Nin's diary. It wasn't until 1986 that HBJ published this portion of the unexpurgated diary as HENRY AND JUNE. The bulk of the other material, all to be found in the orange binders, consists of the Diary of the Early Years, also published in the 1980s by HBJ. A collection which tells an important part of the publication history of a landmark work in the history of women's literature.

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        Initials and Borders and Other Decorative Material

      New York: The Harbor Press, 1934. First Edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. 12mo. Black cloth, glassine, slipcase. Bookplate of John Stroble Fass and Norman Sondheim. First Edition. Illustrated. 1 vols. 12mo. PRINTER'S OWN COPY.

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        Shame the Devil

      London: Grayson & Grayson,, 1934. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, red endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Ends of spine faded, contents toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket with faded spine panel, some closed tears, and the front flap separated but retained. First edition, first impression. With a loosely inserted one-page typescript, corrected in pencil by the author and corresponding to page 95 of the present edition.

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        VEILS OF FEAR

      Philip Allan & Co., Ltd [1934], London - Octavo, [1-2] [1-4] 5 [6] 7-228 [229-237; publishers catalog, 238; blank], original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in black. Loose sequel to Meik's Devil's Drum. This is a episodic occult horror thriller, which features the same characters from that previous book. Associated with Philip Allan's popular "Creeps" series. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 130. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction #1141. A very good plus copy, text block shows some age darkening, spine ends show some fade spots in a very good dust jacket, shallow chips to upper corners, some rubbing to folds, some loss to spine ends, tape ghost to lower spine panel and upper rear panel, closed tear to rear panel. The front panel illustration is nice and bright, a reasonable example of a book not common in dust jacket. (11921) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Gazith, art & literary journal, five issues

      Tel-Aviv: Talphir, 1934. Journal. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. The Israeli art magazine Gazith - Art & Literary Journal was founded, edited and published by Gabriel Talphir (1901 - 1990), a poet, translator and art critic who devoted the magazine to the encouragement of the young and evolving Israeli culture with emphasis on the visual and plastic arts. The first issue of Gazith was published at the end of 1931; the publication of monthly issues continued regularly until late 1982. These five issues are early in the journal's run and have photos of people and places especially important during this beginning of the later Israeli state. Hebrew text. Mostly VG but one cover slightly spotted and another has ink writing blurred by dampstaining. Gazith published articles in art history, theater, architecture, music, painting and sculpting in Western countries as well as in South-East Asia, India and Japan. It also published short monographs of Israeli and Jewish artists, as well as stories, poems and updated coverage of art events in Israel..

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        No More Orchids

      London: Wright & Brown,, [1934]. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black, single frame to front board in blind. With the original dust jacket. Spine cocked, boards gently bowed, minor wear to board edges, light foxing to edges, prelims, and endmatter, text block slightly strained in a couple of places. A very good copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with a light dampstain and small chip to front panel, a minor chip to spine panel, and a couple of nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression of Perkin's novel first published in the US in 1932. Basis for the 1932 Walter Lang film starring Carole Lombard and Lyle Talbot.

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        A.B.C. de Babar

      1934. BRUNHOFF, Jean de. A.B.C. de Babar. [48] pp. Illustrated throughout in colour. 8vo., 210 x 162 mm, bound in original publisher's decorated boards, decorated endpapers, in a new yellow cloth folding box. Paris: Editions du Jardin des Modes, 1934. First Edition. A number of Babar's friends may be seen herein among the A.B.C.'s, including Céleste, Coco, and Cornélius. Below the "Liste des mots à trouver" Babar says: "Félicitations de Babar à tous les lecteurs qui trouveront d'autres mots." Very minor signs of use, but overall a fine copy of a delightful children's A.B.C., and one of the scarcest Babar books. This work remained unknown to Hürlimann, and only seven copies of it are recorded in American libraries on OCLC.Slight wear, but in general a fine copy of a scarce book.

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        Murder on the Orient Express.

      - London: Collins for the Crime Club, 1934. Sm. 8vo, 254 (4, ads.)pp. Full burgundy hardgrain morocco, backstrip gilt, dark green labels, original orange cover and backstrip bound in. Very attractive modern binding. First edition of this famous classic featuring the immortal Hercule Poirot. It was one of ChristieÕs most successful books; the novel was adapted into a highly successful feature film, released in 1974 and starring Albert Finney alongside Sean Connery, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Ingrid Bergman and other big name stars. As Wikipedia notes: Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE (nee Miller; 15 September 1890 Ð 12 January 1976) was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, Mr Satterthwaite, and Tommy and Tuppence. She also wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.Born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, Christie served in a hospital during the First World War, before marrying and starting a family in London. She was initially unsuccessful at getting her work published; but in 1920 The Bodley Head press published her novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring the character of Poirot. This launched her literary career.The Guinness Book of World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books,[2] behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible. According to Index Translationum, Christie is the most-translated individual author Ð having been translated into at least 103 languages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Japanese Carts

      1934. [JAPANESE CARTS]. UENO, Atsugui. Go shoguruma. [Royal Imperial Cars]. Suite of 12 plates of Imperial carts, each with leaf of descriptive text, printed in gold and colour, all within fan-shaped images. Oblong folio, 270 x 390 mm, bound accordion style in boards, orange glazed wrapper on upper cover bearing tassels and leaves. Kyoto, 1934. |~||~||~||~||~| A beautiful suite of decorative plates, superbly printed in gold and colour, illustrating Imperial Carts for use of the Royal Family. Each highly stylized image is fan-shaped; the leaves of descriptive text are embossed with vines, leaves and so forth. Although Atsugi Ueno is not listed in Laurence Roberts' Dictionary of Japanese Artists, he was clearly an artist of considerable abilities: each cart, or symbol of a cart (perhaps only a single-spoke wheel) is delicately placed among or behind a group of flowers or vines. This is the most elegant volume of Japanese Imperial Carts known to us; that this work contains designs for Japanese fans further enhances its appeal. "Various fan designs that are found today in the world originated in ancient Japan. It was not until modern times that they found their way to Europe through the Chinese continent. In Japan, fans were called 'suehiro,' or wide-bottom, and have long been a symbol of prosperity. Even today, fans are indispensable small items and treasured in ceremonies and festivals as well as in traditional Japanese dancing. Fans are made primarily of materials produced in Japan: bamboo, paper and silk. The size and shape of fans are varied, and this variety adds to the lives of the Japanese regardless of the season. Combining straight lines and curves, the unique spatial structure of the Japanese fans have been rediscovered artistically and internationally, and by the young" (The Fan of Japan Exhibition, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Trust Company, New York, 1996).

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        The Casino Murder Case

      Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York 1934 - First Edition, First Printing with the Publisher's Seal and "A" printed on the copyright page. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color and has the $2.00 printed price present on the front flap with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        MARY POPPINS

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. First American edition. Near fine in very good+ price-clipped dust jacket. First American edition. xii, 206p. Illustrated by Mary Shepard. Bound in original blue cloth with darker blue spine and cover titles and pictorial device of Mary Poppins, illustrated endpapers. Accompanied by an 8 X 10 photograph of P. L. Travers on her United States tour. Photo taken in 1936 in Marshall Fields book department in Chicago. Two ladies in the photo, Miss Travers on the left, surrounded by copies on Mary Poppins and balloons printed with the book's title. Photo fine.

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        Tarzan and the Lion Man

      EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, INC, CALIFORNIA 1934 - Red top edge; Slight fraying to corners; Bookplate "The Orange Book Shop Anne Chiles; 85 Main st, Orange, NJ. Circulating Library Greeting Cards - Gifts Ph. Orange 3-7672" Book checked 18 times evidence of stamped dates of various colors Sept 6, 1934 to Mar 26, 1938 DATE PUBLISHED: 1934 EDITION: FIRST ED 318 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teilnachlaß, Briefverkehr mit Maximilian Brantl, Chiemsee. Bestehend aus einem umfangreicher Briefnachlass, sowie Durchschläge und Originalmanuskripte von Gedichten Lina Staabs und Fotos, sowie Karten. Der Briefwechsel ist zwischen 1934 - 1960 einzuordnen und wirft ein sehr beredetes Licht auf die Distanz der beiden auf den Nationalsozialismus, obwohl Lina Staab in diversen nationalsozialistischen Periodika veröffentlicht hat. In diesen Briefen zwischen 1934 - 1945 kritisieren die Briefpartner aufs heftigste den Nationalsozialismus. Insgesamt handelt es sich um circa 120 dicht beschriebene, eigenhändige, oft mehrseitige Briefe. Dann um Materialien wie Fotos, Kartengrüße, Zeitungsausschnitte. Eine eigene Korrespondenz mit Paula Brantl zwischen 1951 u. 1986 und schließlich um circa 740 Blatt maschinenschriftlichen Briefen (tlw. doppelseitig beschrieben, tlw. mit eighd. Ergänzungen).

      Prien - Kaiserslautern u.a., -, 1934 - 1960.. . Der Rechtsanwalt Maximilian Brantl war Mitarbeiter des "Simplizissimus". - Bereits als 19-Jährige veröffentlichte Lina Staab 1920 im Verlag Actien-Druckerei in Neustadt ihr erstes Gedichtbändchen. Im gleichen Jahr begann sie in Würzburg ein Musikstudium, das sie 1923 nach der Geburt ihrer Tochter Liselotte abbrach, um eine Stelle als Sekretärin beim Pfälzischen Volksbildungsverband anzutreten. 1941 ließ sie sich an der Landesbibliothek in Speyer zur Bibliothekarin ausbilden und arbeitete dann von 1942 bis 1961 an der Pfälzischen Landesgewerbeanstalt in Kaiserslautern als Bibliothekarin. Lina Staab veröffentlichte Gedichte, Prosa und Theaterstücke und war auch als Mitarbeiterin an Zeitschriften und Zeitungen tätig. 1981, sechs Jahre vor ihrem Tod, erhielt Lina Staab den "Pfalzpreis für Literatur". 1982 erhielt sie den Verdienstorden des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz.

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        Bazar de la providencia. (Negocio). [y]: (La farsa de los Reyes Magos). Dos farsas revolucionarias, Madrid, Ediciones Octubre, 1934

      1934 - In-8º menor.- 51 p.- Fina encuadernación en box borravino ; tapa ornamentada con una composición abstracta ejecutada en filetes dorados y mosaicos de box rojo, blanco, amarillo y celeste ; lomo liso, títulos dorados “à la chinoise”; interior de tapas y guardas en papeles amarillo y gris.- Dedicatoria manuscrita del autor: «A Miguel Ángel [Gómez], su nuevo amigo y camarada. Rafael Alberti. Madrid, 1936”. – RARO. Primera edición y distinguido ejemplar asociado de una de las obras más raras del poeta español, en ejercicio de un teatro épico y de marionetas al servicio de las urgencias políticas previas al estallido de la guerra civil. Testimonio de naciente amistad con el poeta Miguel Ángel Gómez, figura principal de la llamada “generación del ‘40” argentina. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dämmerung. Notizen in Deutschland.

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1934. 8°, 277 S., Brosch. m. OU, OU am Rücken min. ausgeblichen, am Kopf rissig, ebenso vorne oben (mit winzigem Verlust), Buch tadellos. Preis in CHF: 600. O 29. Sternfeld/T. 230. Erste Ausgabe der sehr seltenen Exilveröffentlichung. OU gestaltet von Max Bill.

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        Das erwachende Berlin

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachfolger GmbH, 1934.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im Original-Verlagseinband (grünes Ganzleinen / Leinen / OGLn / OLn / Ln im Großformat 24,5 x 32,3 cm) mit Deckeltitel in Goldprägung. 184 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur, mit sehr vielen Foto-Abbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und Druckvermerk Widmung: "Dem Andenken des toten Sturmführers Horst Wessel gewidmet" - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort / Die Stadt / Novemberrevolte / Zum Kapp-Putsch / Krisenjahr und Dawesplan / "Sanierung" / S.A. marschiert /Terror und Verfolgung / Gegen Young / Berlin im Erwachen / Vor uns der Führer. Mit zeittypischen / antisemitischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: ". . . Stadt des Fleißes und Stadt der Korruption. Der Jude sitzt am Alexanderplatz, der Jude macht die öffentliche Meinung, der Jude macht das Theater, der Jude hat das Geld, und der Jude besitzt die Häuser. Er bestimmt den Charakter dieses Stadtungeheuers. Aaber über all dem bunten Treiben erhebt sich siegreich triumphierend die ewige Göttin des Sieges als Wahrzeichen dafür, daß diese Stadt einmal deutsch war und auch wieder einmal deutsch werden soll" / "Die Republik legt ihr Armeleutegewand ab. Sie macht in Geist und hält sich ihre Berufsdichter. Juden erobern Kunst und Malerei. Ausstellungen werden angefüllt mit den Ablagerungen ihrer krankhaften Gehirne" - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in ganz guter Erhaltung: Deckeltitel teilweise etwas verblasst, Deckel ein wenig aufgebogen, sonst gut)

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        Thank You, Jeeves

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1934. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in red, publisher's device to rear board in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Spine slightly cocked, boards gently bowed, mild tanning to endpapers, light spotting to edges. An excellent copy in a very good dust jacket with slightly nicked and creased extremities, a few closed tears, and some minor chipping to spine ends, corners, and rear panel. First edition, first impression.

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        A HANDFUL OF DUST

      London: Chapman and Hall. September 1934. First edition, first printing. Original snake-skin effect cloth, without dustwrapper. A very good clean copy, the cloth and gilt bright but with some rubbing and bumping at the spine tips and corners. The contents are complete, with a small previous owner?'s name to the rear endpaper and light spotting of the text block edge (visible when closed). Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        ELEVEN-THIRTY TILL TWELVE

      London: Martin Secker. 1934. First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the red cloth clean and bright although a little bumped to the extremities. The contents are complete with no inscriptions or stamps, the text block edges a little spotted. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is lightly rubbed to the extremities with a few foxing spots to the panels. Price-clipped. Scarce A Hubin listed detective novel, not published in the US. The authors were close friends of Evelyn Waugh. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Woodcut Book-Plates. Foreword by Lionel Lindsay.

      1934 1934 - Sydney: Privately printed at the Beacon Press, 1934. Sm. 4to. Orig. qtr. parchment boards (slightly discoloured). (224pp.). With col. frontisp. (book-plate of H.R.H. Edward, Prince of Wales, by Adrian Feint, and signed by the artist), title-vign., num. orig. bookplates tipped-in of which some coloured and signed by the different artists, and text-illusts. Edition limited to 210 copies, this being No. 94, fully signed "P. Neville Barnett". Uncut.

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        Chapman no. 8/75 DELUXE

      Nonesuch Press, Bloomsbury, 1934 - No. 8 of 75 specially bound deluxe full niger morocco, gilt. Fine copy in acetate wrapper. Together with original prspectus loosely inserted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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