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        I Libri di Commercio Dei Peruzzi

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1934. First edition. Blue cloth with leather spine label. A near fine copy, label creased (but extra-label loose within). Folio. Con una premessa di Vincenzo Azzolini. The original commercial books are at the Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze. The Peruzzi Company was one of the most famous Florentine super-companies of the early fourteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Talking Sparrow Murders.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with a sunned spine and some nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A mystery novel, set in Nazi Germany. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        In a Province

      London: Hogarth Press 1934, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 350pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Small octavo. Bound in original blue green boards. Boards are slightly bowed and have a few small stains. Jacket has mild wear to the corners and top and bottom of spine. Slight stain to bottom of spine. Overall quite nice. Woolmer states there were 1250 copies of the first printing of which 300 were pulped. This is van der Post's exceptionally scarce first novel published by his friends the Woolf's. The dust wrapper was designed by Anthony Butts..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Advice of Mwana Kupona Upon the Wifely Duty, from the Swahili Texts

      Medstead, Hampshire: The Azania Press, 1934. 8vo. 95 pages. A scarce and beautiful illustrated volume, dedicated and signed to front endpaper by one of the authors, William Hichens. Text is in Swahili Arabic and English. Bright green morocco boards, titled in gilt in cursive Swahili Arabic script to front, also with English titles in gilt to spine. Sun fading to spine and boards, loss to upper spine, otherwise in very good condition, internally pristine and bright, with vivid colour title page and a colourful Arabic embellishment leaf. Contained in a custom-made green cloth clamshell box for extra protection. A fine work, presented throughout the entire volume in both Arabic and English, one alongside the other, translates with utmost care and accuracy a well-known poem of early Swahili literature, which serves to dispel misconceptions concerning the religious duties and role of the Swahili woman. Originally written in 1858 by Mwana Kupona wife of a sheikh, at the time a sorrowful widow, was dedicated to her teenage daughter who would soon face critical life decisions as an adult, a citizen of the world, and a wife. For decades the significant verse was kept only by oral tradition. This is the only English edition, published only once, and limited to 100 copies. Exceedingly scarce, particularly with an author's signature, and in such beautiful condition. . Signed by Author. First and Only Limited Edition . Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Einheitszeichnungen für Stellwerksteile (Neue Nummerierung). [1] 1-140. [2] 141-500.

      Berlin, Reichsbahn-Zentralamt, 1934-1944. 2 schwarze Karton-Kladden mit Titelschild; 2°; [1] 297 Blätter (technische Zeichnungen, Blaupausen); [2] 226 Blätter (technische Zeichnungen, Blaupausen); 7 weitere Blätter mit Begleitschreiben (1963) vorgeheftet.. Aus der Sammlung des bekannten Eisenbahningenieurs und Signalspezialisten Dieter Woigk. Außergewöhnliche Sammlung von 530 Folio-Blättern mit technischen Zeichnungen, die - jeweils einzeln datiert - aus dem Zeitraum von 1934 bis 1944 stammen. Einige Ergänzungen aus dem Jahr 1963 wurden später beigeheftet.

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        I, CLAUDIUS ---- & CLAUDIUS THE GOD From the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius And his wife Messalina

      Arthur Barker. London. 1934. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.8 inches). Each volume with a folding family tree at the end of the text. Overall a very good bright set. Finely bound in recent full black morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. Top edges gilt. A fine pair.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        I, CLAUDIUS. ---- & CLAUDIUS THE GOD. From the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius. And his wife Messalina.

      Arthur Barker. London. 1934 - FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. 8vo. (8.6 x 5.8 inches). Each volume with a folding family tree at the end of the text. Overall a very good bright set. Finely bound in recent full black morocco. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. Top edges gilt. A fine pair. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Goodbye Mr. Chips!

      London: Hodder & Stoughton 1934. 128 pp., a Presentation Copy, dated Oct. 1934, inscription from James Hilton on the free endpaper. Clean cloth, and pages. Jacket chipped and frayed, and the binding skewed. 211c . Very Good. Gilt Lettered Cloth. First Edition. 1934. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        Le Cuisinier Français ou les Meilleures Recettes D'Autrefois et D'Aujourd'hui

      Paris: Éditions Émile-Paul Frères, 1934. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Original wraps, spine sunned, modest wear at edges and spine ends, binding slightly cracked in the gutter. Number 15 of 35 deluxe copies on Holland. xci, 654pp. Mostly uncut, a few short tears in the margins, with illustrations throughout and a gastronomic map of France at the rear. Oberle 299 ("devenu fort rare"). A collection of recipes wrapped in a history of French food. Size: 4to (quarto). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000131.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Jonathan Cape, London,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles to spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt, black coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First UK Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lord of Arabia

      London: Arthur Barker, Ltd,, 1934. Ibn Saud: An Intimate Study of a King. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black, map endpapers. With the pictorial dust jacket. Frontispiece portrait and maps. Some patchy fading to cloth, edges of text block slightly spotted, partial tanning to free endpapers, prelims slightly foxed but frontispiece unaffected. A very good copy in a slightly edge-chipped and toned jacket. First edition, first impression, of the author's biography of Saudi Arabia's first monarch. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mary Poppins

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. First American edition. about Fine/Near Fine. An about Fine copy of the book, sharp, square and appearing unread, although with a previous owner's bookplate on the verso of the front end paper and mild toning along spine at at board edges. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has a faint crease running horizontally across the jacket and mild toning to the spine. The first book in the justifiably famous Mary Poppins series. Basis for the 1964 Oscar-winning Disney film starring Julie Andrews as the magical English nanny blown in by the East wind to care for the Banks children. about Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Portrait photograph of James Stewart

      New York, [oct. 15, 1934]. (STEWART, JAMES) Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35.2 x 27.5 cm (Approximately 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Half-length portrait of the actor seated, in semi-profile. Fine. Docketed on rear in pencil recording the name of the subject, and identification number of the print ("VIII g 4")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Right Ho, Jeeves

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1934. Octavo. Original buff cloth, spine and front board lettered in red, publisher's device to rear board in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Some mild foxing to edges and endleaves; an excellent copy in the jacket that has some loss to foot of spine and rear panel, and some nicks to top edge. First edition, first impression. The second full-length novel featuring Jeeves and Wooster, following Thank You, Jeeves.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        HISTORIA DE LA MONTERIA EN ESPAÑA. Primera edición

      - Barcelona, Instituto Gráfico Oliva de Vilanova, 1934, 29x24 cm., piel con dorados en los planos y el lomo y estuche, XXIV+471 págs.+ 1 h.+101 láminas. Edición numerada de 400 ejemplares en papel hilo. Perfecto estado de conservación

      [Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bravo)]
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        To My Sons

      Harpers, 1934, Hard, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1stSize: 8vo, First Edition, first printing. Hard cover in original cloth. No dust jacket. Published NY: Harpers, 1934. 8vo., 261 pages. Original dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering, title page printed in red and black. Ex-library copy with call letters in white on spine, one small library stamp in gutter on page 113. New decorative end papers bearing library markings applied over original pastedowns with binders tape. (Making it possible to remove library treatments by professionally removing the extraneous sheets). Cloth and text block unworn and otherwise very good. Pages clean with no defects - no folds, chips or creases. Binding is straight, square and tight. Very good internally. Rare.

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        Courageous Women

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. v, 203 pp. Octavo. Red cloth with gold lettering. Half-titled is razored out. Front hinge partially cracked. Owner's names on front end papers, but unusually include French language. Montgomery purportedly wrote the first chapter on Joan of Arc. This is the true first edition. Lechowick, 109..

      [Bookseller: Brown and Dickson]
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        Madrid Moscú. Notas de viaje (1933-1934)

      Pueyo, Madrid 1934 - 238 pags. 1ª Edición. Cubiertas ilustradas, color. Pequeña falta en parte superior del lomo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA GULLIVER]
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        LA RICERCA SCIENTIFICA Ed il progresso tecnico nell'economia nazionale.

      Roma, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 1934-1938. In-8, bross. (tracce d'uso, con timbro). Rivista quindicinale, nata nel 1930, diretta dal Segretario Generale del "Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche", Ugo Frascherelli. Di questa rivista offriamo "5 annate complete" (24 numeri per anno), "dal 1934 al 1938" - periodo di straordinaria importanza per la ricerca scientifica in Italia. Vi sono contenuti "in prima edizione" gli scritti di ENRICO FERMI e della SCUOLA DI VIA PANISPERNA, a partire dalla "scoperta della radioattività provocata da bombardamento di neutroni" (lettera del 25 marzo 1934), fino al testo su "azione del boro sui neutroni caratteristici dello iodio" (17 ottobre 1938), e infine l'intervista da lui concessa l'11 novembre 1938, in occasione del conferimento del Nobel per la Fisica. Fermi, dopo il soggiorno a Stoccolma per ritirare il premio, proseguirà direttamente per gli Stati Uniti e farà ritorno in Italia soltanto nel 1949. Qui di seguito elenchiamo gli scritti (lettere alla Direzione): "Radioattività provocata da bombardamento di neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. I), pp. 283 e 330/331 (Fermi) - 452/453 e 652/653 (E. Amaldi, O. D'Agostino, E. Fermi, F. Rasetti, E. Segré). - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 21/22 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, Rasetti, Segré) - pp. 467/470 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, B. Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). - 1935 (vol. I), pp. 123/125 - 435/437 e 581/584 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). "Sulla possibilità di produrre elementi di numero atomico maggiore di 92" in: - 1934 (vol.I), pp. 536/537 (Fermi, Rasetti, D'Agostino). "Azione di sostanze idrogenate sulla radioattività provocata da neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 282/283 (Fermi, Amaldi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). "Effetto di sostanze idrogenate sulla radioattività provocata da neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 380/381 (Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti). "Sull'assorbimento dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1935 (vol. II), pp. 344/347 e 443/447 (Amaldi e Fermi). - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 56/59 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sul cammino libero medio dei neutroni nella paraffina" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 223/225 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sui gruppi di neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 310/313 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sulle proprietà di diffusione dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 393/395 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sopra l'assorbimento e la diffusione dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 454/503 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sul moto dei neutroni nelle sostanze idrogenate" in: - 1936 (vol. II), pp. 13/52 (Fermi). "Un generatore artificiale di neutroni" in: - 1937 (vol. II), pp. 40/43 (Amaldi, Fermi, Rasetti). "Azione del boro sui neutroni caratteristici dello iodio" in: - 1938 (vol. II), pp. 472/473 (Fermi e Rasetti). - 1938 (vol. II), "Intervista con Enrico Fermi", pp. 638/639. Tutta la raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in 5 custodie (tit. oro su tassello al dorso), con astucci.

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        The Neutrino" in Nature 133, No. 3362, April 7, 1934, p.532

      - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS of the first calculation of what is now called the 'neutrino cross section;' more specifically, Bethe and Peierl's paper presents the first calculation of a measure of the probability of a collision. Together, they used general principles to relate the chance of beta decay to the probability of a neutrino interacting with matter" (Close, Neutrino).Neutrinos, a product of several nuclear reactions (including nuclear fusion and radioactive decay) are elementary subatomic particles with no electric charge, very little mass and .5 unit of spin. The study of neutrino interaction physics played an important role in ascertaining the validity of the theories of weak interactions and electroweak interaction. All totaled, "the prediction, discovery and understanding of the neutrino would take scientists almost 100 years. It was clear from the start that discovering the neutrino would not be easy. Fermi proposed his theory of beta decay in 1934, "stating not just that a neutrino could pick up electric charge and reveal itself by bumping into matter, but [also] predicted under what circumstances it would do so, and with what likelihood. This was where the difficulties began. "By 1934 there were enough data on beta decays from a range of elements that Fermi's theory could tell the overall chance of neutrino, electron, neutron and proton interchanging identities at a single point. It turned out to be trifling. Hans Bethe and Rudolf Peierls, two of the leading young theoreticians, realised that with this information and Fermi's theory, they could deduce the probability of interaction between neutrinos and matter, whereby a neutrino in flight might be exposed. "Hopes that Fermi's insight would lead to the neutrino's discovery were short-lived. [In this paper] Bethe and Peierls found that the chance of neutrinos revealing themselves in this way were puny. Their calculation implied that a neutrino produced in beta decay could travel through the whole Earth without interruption: 'like a bullet through a bank of fog.'" "The interaction between a neutrino and matter became known as the weak force, once it was realised that a neutrino has a trifling chance of interacting with anything. Being electrically neutral, the neutrino does not respond to the electromagnetic forces that hold molecules together. Nor does it feel the strong forces that grip atomic nuclei. It only feels gravity and the weak force. The chance of a neutrino giving itself away by hitting a nucleus in some material was so small that the general opinion agreed with Bethe and Peierls' conclusion: 'There is no practically possible way of observing the neutrino' (Close, 2010). In fact, the odds of such an interaction were "smallenough that the distance an average neutrino would travel through water between collisions would be on the order of 10 light years!" (Wenner Collection). "Interestingly, this prediction for reactor neutrino cross sections is still accurate today, up to a factor of two required to account for the then unknown phenomenon of maximal parity violation in the weak interaction" (Soler, Neutrinos in Particle Physics, 65). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd. Volume 133, No. 3362. Original Wraps. (10 x 7 inches; 250 x 175mm). Original paper wraps. Ex-libris: bearing only a very faint stamp on the front wraps. Near fine condition in every way.

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        Murder in the Calais Coach [Murder on the Orient Express]

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. An about Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing (some rubbing and soiling, foxing within -- most heavily to the early pages), in a Good example of the rare dust jacket )some tape repairs and with loss to the upper portion of the spine). First published in the UK as "Murder on the Orient Express (also 1934). [In America, the book was published as "Murder in the Calais Coach" to avoid its being confused with Graham Greene's 1932 novel "Stamboul Train" which had been published in the United States as "Orient Express".] The book provided the basis for the 1974 film "Murder on the Orient Express" starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot and featuring Anthony Perkins, Sir John Gielgud, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Dame Wendy Hiller, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, and Colin Blakely. Due to the book's popularity, copies tend to show a good bit of use and are seldom found in any semblance of the dust jacket. An about Very Good copy (Very Good for this title) of this highly popular Hercule Poirot novel in a Good example of the rare dust jacket. We never have seen another copy in the dust jacket. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        PETER RABBIT'S HANKY CUT-OUT BOOK

      Riegel Textile Co., Buffalo 1934 - (Hanky Book) PETER RABBIT'S CUT-OUT HANKY BOOK. Buffalo: Riegel Textile Co., 1934. First edition. Square 8vo - 8" x 7-3/4". Full color pictorial card wrappers with a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" area of darkening on the back and an overall waviness due to the goodies that are to be found inside this item. When the wrappers are open, we have a full color pop-up of Peter Rabbit standing in the center of the book, holding a colorful animal handerchief in each of his hands with a third handkerchief tucked in at his feet. In addition to these, on either side of the center pop-up, we have outfits and hats that are to be cut out and placed on Peter Rabbit. As if this was not enough, we have a poem, appropriately enough, named Busy Peter Rabbit! The best description of this item is a hanky, paper doll, pop-up, Beatrix Potter imitation! This item is complete and uncut. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD +. Rare and wonderful. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Death in Goblin Waters

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, [1934]. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some light spotting to edges and endpapers. An excellent copy in the very lightly chipped and rubbed dust jacket with two small tape repairs. Scarce. First edition, first impression of the author's posthumous final book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Portrait photograph of William Somerset Maugham

      London, Park Square Gardens, may 26, 1934. (MAUGHAM, W. SOMERSET) Variant print of the portraits published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 24 cm. (approx 14 x 11 inches). Frontal bust portrait. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed in pencil holograph notations giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and the the Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XXI f - 17") . One of the finest portraits of the novelist taken in his middle years. Van Vechen and Maugham were friends

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues December 1932 - January 1933 Through December 1934

      British Columbia British Columbia Telephone Company 1934. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: New Year's Greetings telephoned to Mother in England; Echoes of Turkish Telephony; What people talk about during long distanc calls; Industry advances in 1932 despite business losses; First Bermuda call was boon to navigation company; Statement of Development, January 1, 1933 - provides statistics on the number of telephones working in each community of B.C.; West Vancouver celebrates 21st birthday; Entertainment programme telephoned from Vancouver to Victoria; John Lawson - phone pioneer of West Vancouver; John Henry Ward retires; Royal City students visit phone office; New employee sales campaign has been organized; An ounce of prevention; Fred Meloche has retired; We can talk to the Holy Land; Bowen Island annual picnic; C.A. McMaster; Telephone echoes from India; Who can solve the mystery of B.C.'s first telephone?; Telephone people on job despite earthquake; Hungry people make most work for telephone operators; B.C. Telephone Basketball Team; Statement of Development, May 1, 1933 - a table showing the number of telephones in each community of the province; W.H. Cooke; Victoria to London via All-Red Telephone Route; Vancouver-London conversation heard across Canada; Bowen Island Picnic; Gold Rush turns spotlight on Bridge River Valley; R.G. Roach Retires; An address by Miss Nell Rowbottom, agent, Nanaimo; Beware of Holiday Hazards; Port of New Westminster sets new shipping record; Speedy repairs after Cumberland fire - text and photos; George McCartney (Mr. Mac) retires; A Haircut for the Trans-Canadian Line; George Williamson of the Slocan retires; Toll Lines Restored for Christmas after two weeks of havoc - 6 pages of amazing photos and text; We can talk to the Flathead Valley; The Plant Library is at your service; Two Mining Areas Brought Within Telephone Reach - Anyox and Campbell River (opens up Stewart, Alice Arm and Premier Arm) - great photo of the Anyox plant of the Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting & Power Company, Limited; Col. Victor Spencer's voice travels record distance by phone; Telephone to the rescue; Operators' Problems Explained in Radio Interview; Telephone plays prominent part in fight against forest fires - 2 pages with photos; Telephone queries add spice to newspaper life; Electrical Men Meet at Nanaimo; Ernest Moore passes away; New construction project to improve Bridge River service - 2 pages with photos; B.C. Nickel project given service; A telephone pole becomes a Bug's Breakfast - 3 pages with interesting photos and text; Barnston Island receives service; Sculling champ, Edward Snead, retires; Telephone Exchange Established in Bridge River Area - 3 pages of text and photos; Construction programme under way in the Albernis; Ralph S. MacPherson; Photo of the 'Morro Castle' afire; Roy (Dutch) Harris of East Kootenay dies; 'Mystery Mountain' claims life of Alec H. Dalgleish; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. First Edition Half Leather 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        Negro Anthology. 1931-1933

      London: Wishart & Co,, 1934. Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red, top edge dyed brown. Illustrations throughout. A little rubbed at extremities, head of spine creased, spotting and toning to contents, insect damage to front pastedown and title page. A good copy. First edition, first impression, first issue binding of rough brown cloth. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the verso of the front blank, "To Josephine Herbst, Comradely, Nancy Cunard". Herbst was an American writer and journalist and active member of the Communist Party. She contributed a piece to the Anthology, "Lynching in the Quiet Manner" on the Scottsboro Boys' case, and loosely inserted in this copy is a typed letter signed from Cunard to Herbst reading, "Dear Collaborator, I am glad to be able to send you your copy of the Anthology you helped to make. As you see it is a very large volume and has, consequently, been very expensive to produce. It is therefore my hope that each collaborator will endeavour to secure an order for the sale of one copy, ordered direct from Messrs. Wishart, 9 John Street, Adelphi, London, or the usual booksellers. And, if possible, out of justice to our subject, to arouse interest in the press and reviews. Yours for the freeing of the innocent Scottsboro boys and the true emancipation of Negro peoples, Nancy Cunard". Loosely inserted is a mimeographed document, "Some Facts on the Scottsboro Case" by Milton Howard.2

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        Jig Saw: A Play

      Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., NYC, NY 1934 - F/NF: A Fine hardcover copy bound in green cloth with a hint of minor sunning to the cloth's bottom edge and previous bookseller's sticker inside the rear panel. DJ is in Near Fine condtion w. some minor wear to the edges and minor darkening from age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tomb of Painted Basket of Lo-Lang, Detailed Report of Acrhaeological Research, Volume I

      Keijo (Seoul), Korea: Chosen Koseki Kenkyu Kwai, 1934. Subtitle is: The Tomb of Painted Basket and Other Two Tombs of Lo-Lang, being a Report of the Excavations in the Season of 1931 Carried out by the Society of the Study of Korean Antiquities. Japanese text by Akio Koizumi and English résumé by Kosaku Hamada. Published by Chosen Koseki Kenkyu Kwai (The Society of the Study of Korean Antiquities). Presumed first and only printing. Published 1934. Printed and bound in Tokyo. All plates printed in Kyoto. This book has primary text in Japanese and secondary text in English. Charcoal-colored buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine and a crisp orange-stamped image to front board depicting a seated figure in robes. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Immensely clean binding. 12.5 x 10 inches. As to the text in Japanese, with 23 and 111 and 8 numbered pages. Plates section of unnumbered pages, including CXXXI (131) numbered, full-page plates and 50 illustrations (mostly line drawings and a few rubbings). Plate I is a general map, in color, of the ancient cemeteries of Lo-Lang. Plate XXXII is a tipped-in color plate of tomb-chambers. Additionally there are nine full-color plates, especially emphasizing the painted basket itself. All other plates are collotype in sepia-tone or B&W. Additionally there are two color frontispiece plates present. Most color plates with tissue guards. Identification and brief commentary appears in Japanese and in English on each plate page. As to the text in English, with xi and 28 numbered pages. An exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Either unread or very gently read. Probably originally issued with a glassine dust jacket; no dust jacket is present. Overall a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy. Extremely scarce in any condition. Early in the 20th century a great number of the ancient tombs of the T'ang Dynasty were excavated at Lo-Lang (also known as Lo-Yang) in present-day North Korea. During that ancient dynasty Lo-Lang was under Chinese control. In 1931 Tomb No. 116 of Nanseiri, among other Han Dynasty tombs, was selected for research, and this unexpectedly revealed the most wonderful remains, including a painted basket in the tomb's perfectly preserved wooden chambers.. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Signed Check Framed with Photo

      New York, 1934. unbound. Partly printed document signed, completely in Gershwin's hand, a check drawn on The National City Bank of New York, April 23, 1934 for the sum of $200, made out to cash, signed in full "George Gershwin." Cancellation holes just barely touch the top loop of the G in George but do not detract. Nicely floated in a beige colored matte together with a picture of Gershwin sitting at the piano composing music, to 12" X 17", set in a white acrylic frame. Fine condition.

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        The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and other stories.

      New York: Random House, 1934 - Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black on copper ground, orange top-stain. Slight tanning to spine and top edge of boards, contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket that is partially tanned and chipped at the head of the spine panel and the corners. First edition, first printing of the author's first book. Signed by the author on the front printer's blank. Also includes a typed and signed letter from the author to Ted Windt, drama professor at the University of Texas, to whom he offers to send some play manuscripts. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        THE DARING YOUNG MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE AND OTHER STORIES

      New York: Random House, 1934.. Large octavo. Cloth, printed foil label. A few slight marks to cloth and foil wraparound label, otherwise a very good or better copy, in slightly darkened and edgeworn dust jacket with shallow loss at crown of spine. First edition of the author's first book (1900 copies printed), signed by him on the free endsheet.

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        The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (w/signed card)

      Random House, NY 1934 - Housed in a Near Fine dustwrapper that shows one completely closed 1 1/2" tear to back panel and two small dark spots (top edge-back panel). Bright, clean 1st ed. of Saroyan's first book. With 3" X 5" signed card laid in. Endpapers professionally restored. Five-digit # on title page. Difficult to find in this protected condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Macrolepidoptera of the world. Div. I. The Macrolepidoptera of the Palearctic Fauna. Volume IV: SUPPLEMENT: (THE PALAEARCTIC GEOMETRAE).

      Stuttgart 1934-1954. 4to. pp. 1-248, 721-766, with 53 chromolithographed plates. Unbound in portfolio. All published. Pages 721-764 comprise additions, corrections and an index. No title-page published.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        EPITHALAMION. A Poem by Ida Graves with associate wood-engraving by Blair Hughes-Stanton.,

      The Gemini Press, (Colchester, 1934). - 8 x 13 1/2. Twenty-eight leaves with 23 full page wood engraving. Laid into quarter cloth folder with leather spine label. Fine copy in slipcase. The first book from Hughes-Stanton's press. This is no. 251 of 280 signed copies printed on Basingwerk Parchment. (Another 50 copies were printed on Japanese Vellum.) Only half the edition was sold at the time of publication. In 1970 Hughes-Stanton offered the remaining 25 sets of Japan Vellum sheets and 125 sets of Baskingwerk sheets to the Basilisk Press. This binding format appears to be the Basilisk one; but [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA]
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        This Must Be The Place: Memoirs of Montparnasse

      London:: Herbert Joseph,, 1934. . A Very Good tight copy with discreet owner name to flyleaf in a Very Good plus scarce dust jacket missing chips from head & heel of spine and wear to top edge of rear panel. This is one of the more important first person memoirs of the expatriate years in Paris in the 1920s. Jimmy Charters served as barman at several Parisian establishments including the Dingo, the Falstaff, the Trois et As and the Jockey. Charters did not compose the memoir himself, but instead dictated impressions of and stories about his various clients to a stenographer hired by his collaborator Morrill Cody, an American journalist (and later cultural liaison) who also participated in Left Bank expatriate circles. According to Cody, Charters undertook the memoir at the urging of American artist Hilaire Hiler, who served as Charters' initial ghost writer before he (Hiler) persuaded Cody to take over. The resultant text first appeared as "This Must Be the Place; Memoirs of Montparnasse by Jimmy the Barman (James Charters) ; edited by Morrill Cody ; with an introduction by Ernest Hemingway ; illustrated by Ivan Opffer and Hilaire Hiler," published in England by Herbert Joseph Ltd. in 1934. Hemingway looked over an early and rough version of the text with Cody and Charters at Shakespeare and Company while on his way from Key West to Africa in November 1933. Hemingway then mailed his introduction from Nairobi, Kenya in January 1934..

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        Too True To Be Good, Village Wooing and On the Rocks

      London: Constable & Company, 1934. First UK edition. Hardcover. Good/very good. Multiple association copy. " Inscribed for Flight Lieutenant Denis Brian (author) Blanche Patch's (GBS's longtime assistant and author) friend. G. Bernard Shaw Ayst Saint Lawrence 21st May 1946. Age darkened red cloth with gilt lettering. Corners bumped, Several 3/8" tears to cloth at head and tail of spine. 3/8" tear to cloth middle of edge on spine. Text block paper slightly yellowed. Foxing/newspaper shadow to preliminary leaves. Back board separating but still attached between free and paste down end papers. DJ not price clipped in protective Mylar cover. Signed by Author(s).

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        Pirates of Venus

      Burroughs 1934 - Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1934], 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 a fine dust jacket. A brilliant copy of this book. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. $750 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Violet Martineau, Sophia Lonsdale and the League to Abolish Poverty : small archive of items [Manuscript Letters and pamphlets]

      League to Abolish Poverty, 1934-1936, 1934, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionAll items are in a very good condition, with some dulling and fading evident as with age. The League to Abolish Poverty material has some slight edge tears. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further images and additional bibliographic information available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; A small, but unique collection of items relating to Violet Martineau, Sophia Lonsdale and the League to Abolish Poverty. Contents: autograph letter signed by Violet Martineau to a "Dear Miss Fell" -- autograph letter signed by Alice M. Humphrey to "My Dear Violet" -- Sophia Lonsdale funeral service programme, November 19th, 1936 -- typed letter signed by D. Binton Riddett, Hon. Sec. on headed "League to Abolish Poverty" notepaper, addressed to A. C. Garrad, 3rd May 1934 -- 2 League to Abolish Poverty pamphlets. Subjects: Poor -- Poverty -- Poor laws -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century. Notes: Sophia Lonsdale was the author of 'The English poor laws : their history, principles, and administration. Three lectures given at the University Settlement for Women, Southwark' (85p., London : P. S. King and Son, 1897) and an 8-page pamphlet, 'The evils of a lax system of out-door relief : a paper read at the third meeting of the Charity Organisation Conference held at Cheltenham, April 30, 1895.' Violet Martineau compiled 'Recollections of Sophia Lonsdale' (London : Murray, 1936).

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        The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, some minor foxing to the endpapers; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a toned spine and some nicks and chips to the extremities. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "Frank Swimmerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Peking Studies

      Shanghai.: Kelly & Walsh.. 1934.. Full page color pictorial map, black and white photograph illustrations, black and white and color sketches throughout, folio (15 x 10 1/2 inches), cloth covered boards with photograph and ribbon with title text on front cover. Inscription on verso of front free endpaper, signed by the author. Covers are soiled with wear to extremities (1/8 inch cloth loss to head and tail of spine, split to head and tail of spine and a couple of inches of lower edges of covers), bumped corners. Foxing to endpapers and scattered foxing to some pages, text block starting to split at a couple of spots. Still overall good condition. Ellen Catleen, wife of the Dutch ambassador to China in the 1930s, introduces 1930s Peking through the imagined characters of Mr Wu, the small stout Chinese gentleman, and Mr. Pim, the lanky European visitor, humorously portrayed by illustrator Freidrich Schiff. The many photographs "taken by the Rolleiflex camera" depict all aspects of the Chinese capital and its inhabitants. There is an inscription signed by the author Ellen Catleen "In Hamburg 1923, Who would have thought that this book would be given to my dear friends Hemelsdorff (?) in Shanghai, so that they have something to occasionally remember." This is a scarce book that evocatively captures the cosmopolitan China of the inter-war era. .

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        Tender is the Night. A Romance

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1934. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box. Illustrations in the text by Edward Shenton. Extremities very faintly rubbed. An exceptionally bright copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with a few short closed tears and light chipping to tips of spine panel and flap folds; box with bibliographical inscription to inside cover and slight rubbing to corners. Excellent. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with the T. S. Eliot review to the front flap. Tender is the Night was Fitzgerald's fourth novel coming some nine years after the publishing triumph that was The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald set out to write an important and in many ways revolutionary work of fiction. Structurally complex, topically dangerous and personally challenging, the struggle of its inception was matched perhaps only by the scale of critical disdain. Fitzgerald was so distressed by the antagonism from most quarters that he agreed to allow later editions to be published with the narrative rearranged chronologically. Only years after his death was the text restored and the true brilliance of this work recognized.

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        Tender is the Night. A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue quarter morocco solander box. Extremities very faintly rubbed. An exceptionally bright copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with a few short closed tears and light chipping to tips of spine panel and flap folds; box with bibliographical inscription to inside cover and slight rubbing to corners. Excellent. Illustrations in the text by Edward Shenton. First edition, first printing, in the first issue dust jacket with the T. S. Eliot review to the front flap. Tender is the Night was Fitzgerald's fourth novel coming some nine years after the publishing triumph that was The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald set out to write an important and in many ways revolutionary work of fiction. Structurally complex, topically dangerous and personally challenging, the struggle of its inception was matched perhaps only by the scale of critical disdain. Fitzgerald was so distressed by the antagonism from most quarters that he agreed to allow later editions to be published with the narrative rearranged chronologically. Only years after his death was the text restored and the true brilliance of this work recognized. Bruccoli A15.I.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Tender is the Night

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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