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        Summer in Williamsburg

      New York: Vanguard Press. (1934). First. First edition. Faint spotting on the spine else near fine in an attractive, very good dustwrapper with some chipping at the corners of the spine, and several old internal repairs. A handsome copy of the author's first book, an extremely scarce novel set in Williamsburg, the Jewish section of Brooklyn. The first book in a trilogy, and destined for greater recognition. Hanna. Mirror for the Nation #1331. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips

      Little, Brown, & Company, Boston 1934 - First American Edition and true 1st hardcover edition of this book. Price of $1.25 front flap, title page date 1934, copyright page states copyright 1934, published June 1934. Very Good Plus book, period bookstore sticker front pastedown, 2 pages small corner crease bottom corner, light foxing to page block edges, and spine a bit age-toned, in a beautiful Very Near Fine dustjacket with tiny creases at top edges of spine and flap folds. The American 1st edition was published in June 1934, and by the time the Hodder & Stoughton British hardcover was published in Oct. 1934, Little Brown had already published its106th thousand copy. Previous to the hardcover publications, it had been published as a supplement for an English newspaper and by the Atlantic Magazine. Having benefited from Little Brown's success with the book, the H & S 1st printing would have been much larger than Little Brown's, and indeed, the LB 1st is much the scarcer of the two. Filmed twice, the 1939 film was directed by Sam Wood, winning a Best Actor Oscar for Robert Donat and garnering six other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Greer Garson. The 1969 film was directed by Herbert Ross, starred Peter O'Toole, Petula Clarke and Michael Redgrave, and garnered two Oscar nominations. "Good-bye, Mr. Chips" was also made into a 1984 TV mini-series and a 2002 TV series. A truly gorgeous copy, and quite SCARCE. Pictures are available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1934. First. First English edition (preceded by the American edition, which did not have the Bip Pares illustrations). Two neat owner's names on the front fly (both prominent Englishmen), very slightly foxed, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing and a few tiny tears. Signed by Hilton. Basis for two films: the 1939 Sam Wood-directed version with Robert Donat (who beat out Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and others for the Best Actor Oscar in what was probably Hollywood's best year ever), Greer Garson, and Paul Henreid, and the 1969 remake directed by Herbert Ross with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, and Michael Redgrave. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1934. First. First English edition (preceded by the American edition, which did not have the Bip Pares illustrations). Bottom corners a little bumped, else near fine in an attractive, lightly soiled, very good plus dustwrapper. Basis for two films: the 1939 Sam Wood-directed version with Robert Donat (who beat out Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and others for the Best Actor Oscar in what was probably Hollywood's best year ever), Greer Garson, and Paul Henreid, and the 1969 remake directed by Herbert Ross with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, and Michael Redgrave. A very nice copy. .

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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips

      New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1934. 126 p. First edition, first printing. (States "Published June, 1934" on copyright page, dated 1934 on title page. First state price of $1.25 on front flap with no mention of later printings. Precedes the British edition.) Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Foxing to fore edge, former owner's small bookplate on paste down. Jacket in quite nice shape with a crease down spine panel, a bit of light wear along top edge, else fine. A very nice copy.

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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye)

      Boston: Little, Brown. 1934. First. First edition. Modest offsetting to the front endpapers from a clipping, thus near fine in an exceptionally bright, just about fine dustwrapper. Basis for two films: the 1939 Sam Wood-directed version with Robert Donat, Greer Garson, and Paul Henreid, and the 1969 remake directed by Herbert Ross with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, and Michael Redgrave. .

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      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1934 - First Edition. 8vo., 127pp. A near fine or better copy in bright blue gilt lettered boards in a very good dustwrapper showing modest use; neat bookplate to front pastedown, wrapper with a few tiny chips & a 3/4" loss to the spine crown. Basis for two films: the 1939 version directed by Sam Wood with Robert Donat who beat out Clark Gable, Henry Fonda & others for the Best Actor Oscar & the 1969 Herbert Ross directed re-do with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark & Michael Redgrave. Faults notwithstanding a nice copy of Hilton's most famous title, an honour shared with his Classic 'Lost Horizon'. Hilton was born in Lancashire, England in 1900; son of John Hilton, headmaster of Chapel End School in Walthamstow. His father was one of the inspirations for the character of Mr. Chipping in the novel. Hilton was born on Wilkinson Street in Leigh & there is a teacher in Goodbye, Mr. Chips called Mr. Wilkinson. The setting too is believed to have been based on the Leys School, Cambridge, where James Hilton was a pupil. Chipping is also likely to have been based on W. H. Balgarnie, one of the school's masters who was in charge of the Leys Fortnightly, where Hilton's first short stories & essays were published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        MOSS ROSE

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1934]., 1934. First edition. Light foxing to a few preliminary pages else near fine in professionally restored dust jacket at spine ends, corners, and top edge of rear panel. Pseudonym of Gabrielle Margaret Vere Campbell. This is one of the author's many fascinating novels based upon actual murder cases using her own interpretations as to what actually happened and who was really guilty. MOSS ROSE is based upon an 1872 murder of a prostitute named Buswell, which was never solved. Belle Adair, is the young woman "of good birth and education but quite ruined in reputation," who knew the truth of what the police had to dismiss as "an unsolved mystery." "How she used her knowledge and silence and her power over the murderer to re-enter the society to which she had been born, and to lift herself from degradation, is the theme of Mr. Shearing's novel." Additionally the movie of the same name, a film noir selection, was issued in 1947 by Twentieth Century-Fox and directed by Gregory Ratoff. The film starred Peggy Cummins as Belle Adair aka Rose Lynton, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price, Margo Woode, George Zucco, Patricia Medina, and Rhys Williams. 20th Century Crime & Mystery Writers says, "Although these are not feminist novels, they often show Victorian women bored by narrow interests, incapable of self-preservation, held down by male authority, and Shearing is very successful in establishing a tone of brutal sexuality without recourse to explicit detail. Yet many of her "strong" women, are unsympathetic, calculating, and manipulative." A selection of Kevin Johnson's THE DARK PAGE, and an exceptional copy. THE DARK PAGE p. 220 & 221.

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        De Shootinest Gent'man and other tales. Introduction by Col. Harold P. Sheldon

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1934 - First edition of one of the most beloved books of American sporting stories. The title story was first published in Recreation magazine in 1916, collected in John C. Phillips' Classics of the American Shooting Field (1930), and here Connett inaugurated a series of four fine collections of Buckingham's stories First Edition, No. 640 of 950 copies. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs. Original blue cloth, with full-color reproduction of canvasback ducks by Dr. Edgar Burke inset in upper cover. Bookplate, small gift inscription to font flyleaf. Spine slightly dull (as usual), very good plus. Siegel 76; Frazier B-20-a [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Anne Boleyn And Other Poems

      Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire 1934 - 75 pages. 21 1/2 x 17 cm. Printed in red, green and black throughout. Limited edition, copy 166 of 300. Index Of First Lines. This Welsh press found by the Davies sisters in the early 1920's continued publishing through the 1930's. RODERICK CAVE notes, "During its life, Gregynog published some noble book: how many of which were completely successful is remarkable when one considers some of the difficulties." Orig. gilt stamped full brown morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Fine.

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      Published by John Lane The Bodley Head, 1934. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Disney, Walt. Very good condition in a dustwrapper in fair condition. From the Walt Disney Silly Symphony. Yellow pictorial boards. Colour pictorial endpapers. Colour and b/w illustrations. 63 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Some light foxing and grubby fingermarks to page margins but generally contents clean. Scarce dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with tape repairs on verso and loss to lower edges. [R]

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        The Book Craftsman, a Technical Journal for Printers & Collectors of Fine Editions. Volume One in Four Parts.

      Printed by the Pear Tree Press, Flansham, Bognor Regis, Sussex. Volume One; complete in 4 parts with 12 pieces of printed Pear Tree Press ephemera. 1934 - Four Issues comprising volume 1. Number 1, October 1934, 20 pp.; Number 2, Spring 1935, to page 44.; Number 3, Summer 1935, to page 64; Number 4, Winter 1935 to page 84. Original blue printed wrappers for each number. This Journal ceased with no. 4 and is quite rare complete. The Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection at the Library of Congress lacks number 4 and has only the cover of number 3. Light edge wear to the covers. Included with this set are a group of 12 printed pieces of ephemera, some of which, possibly came with the issues, originally. List of items present: 1 Announcement of The Book Craftsman, Sept. 1934 [4]pp. with Pear Tree Press device; list of intaglio & type book titles. 2 Black & white photomechanical image of a printer operating a hand press, on front of a folded, [4]pp. sheet 3 Circular of Works and Projects from the Pear Tree Press [-] Spring 1935. Broadside printed on both sides of a paper sheet, with woodcut initials & devices. 4 Printed advertisement for Bookplates, with Pear Tree Press device printed in gold ink on front, woodcut device on second printed page. [4]pp. 5 Folded, printed announcement for: "These Things the Poets Said", designs on front & back printed in red, decorative text on second printed page is in metallic ink. [4]pp. on a folded sheet. 6 Announcement for the Felpham Edition of The Songs of Innocence (William Blake), two printed pages [4]pp. folded sheet. 7 Title-page design for: "The Wild Garden Verses for Children", by James Guthrie, printed from a plate in colored inks on a single sheet. 8 Bookplate for Audrey Mary Churchill (1920), printed in olive green ink on a 4 1/4 in. x 3 1/4 in. sheet of paper. 9 Folded, printed Christmas Greeting card design; Virgin & Child, surrounded by Angels, printed in pink ink on the inside cover, and two pages of text in black letter, printed in green ink, beginning: "The stars with deep amaze", and ending: "With thousand echos still prolongs each heavenly close. [4]pp. on a folded sheet. 10 Folded sample page of a page printed from a plate (page 3), and marked in ink (probably by Guthrie): From The Viking's Barrow Rough pull only. One page with a central horizontal fold, printed in brown ink; beginning: "Into a crown of druid-solemn trees". 11 Sample page from: "Of Joy": "The Owl", printed from a plate in red-brown and olive green inks with decorations on a single sheet, and marked in ink (probably by Guthrie): Of Joy Rough pull only. 12 Single sheet of paper with embossed style leaf design plate margin around a plate-printed text, printed in very light, yellow-green ink, poem, entitled: "Which To-Day Is. Some of the ephemera paper shows light, age-related tanning, light edge wear to a few pieces. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte, Madrid 1934 - small folio. cloth, dust jacket. 249, 61 full-page plates, (7) pages. Text in Spanish. S-K 2022. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies. A scarce history of bookbinding in Spain from the 12th to the 19th century. Some of the 61 full-page plates of bindings are in color; each is protected by a tissue guard. Each of the color plates are tipped-in. These special copies are printed on much better paper and the volume is 50% thicker than the trade edition. The jacket is chipped with small tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Exposición de encuadernaciones españolas, siglos XII al XIX. Catálogo general ilustrado por.

      Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte, Madrid 1934 - 259 p., 1 h., LXI láminas, 1 h. Tela editorial estampada

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Houdini's Paper Magic Tricks [SCARCE DUSTJACKET]

      E.P. Dutton 1934 - A handsome Fourth Printing (so stated) of Houdini's paper magic trick book in a scarce dustjacket. A fascinating book of tricks ranging from simple to more complicated with full directions. Originally published in 1922. 206 pp. In green cloth with orange titling, the book is in very good condition with some lightening to the spine, light foxing on the covers and top edge and an occasional very small spot in the book, but overall the book interior is clean and bright. The bottom and fore edges are rough cut and only slightly toned. The scarce dustjacket is complete in bright yellow soft cotton paper with advertisements for "Gypsy Rickwood's Fortune-Telling Book," "Miracle Mongers and Their Methods," There is lightening on the dustjacket spine, and small seam splits at the spine ends and o the panel seams; although overall the dustjacket is very solid. A wonderful copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Jonah's Gourd Vine

      Philadelphia/London: J.B. Lippincott Company. Very Good+ in Good dj. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . (price-clipped) [a solid clean copy, firmly bound, with light fading to cloth at spine and around edges of both covers, minor browning/soiling to page edges, gift inscription on ffep and one-time owner's name in ink at bottom of rear pastedown; jacket is edgeworn, moderately soiled, missing pieces at both ends of the spine (including loss of most of "Jonah's" at top), old internal tape repair/reinforcements at some of the folds, and the ffep gift inscription has offset onto the front jacket flap -- but the front panel is substantially intact and still quite attractive]. The author's first novel and first published book, "the life story of a big, lovable Georgian negro," preacher and carpenter John Pearson, and his wife, "little black-eyed Lucy Potts" -- basically thinly fictionalized portrayals of Hurston's own parents. Hurston was well-established as a short-story writer and folklorist, and her first book was widely anticipated -- as evidenced by the publisher's ability to recruit jacket blurbs from Carl Van Vechten and Fannie Hurst, the latter also supplying the book's introduction. .

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        Dud Dean Yarns

      Bingham, Maine : The Bingham Press 1934 - Description: 181 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Maine --Social life and customs --Fiction. Signed by the author. Ref: Bruns M-10. Near fine copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth. Edges very slightly toned and dust-dulled. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. 1 Kg. 181 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        North American Big Game. Official Measurement Records, Compiled - for the Boone and Crockett Club and the National Collection of Heads and Horns of the New York Zoological Society

      Bridgeport, Conn.: Published by Remington Arms Company, [printed by] The Derrydale Press, 1934 - A rare and desirable Derrydale, of which Siegel says "The scarcity of this work is due to its extremely low survival rate. Our estimate is that fewer than one hundred copies survive today" First edition. Oblong 8vo. Frontispiece by Carl Rungius, 12 photographic plates, and line drawings in text. Original printed wrappers. A little worn and soiled, outer fore-edges very slightly chipped, overall very good. Siegel 79; Frazier G-17-a [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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      1934 - [1 of 410 signed copies] Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George C. Harrap & Co., (1934). Original limp vellum lettered in gilt, in original paperboard slipcase. First (Rackham) Edition, being #124 of 410 copies signed by Rackham. This volume includes four color plates by Rackham, as well as numerous illustrations in black and white. At just 410 copies, this is one of the smaller limitations of signed Rackham editions.~This copy is in fine condition -- no soil, no wear. Included is the paperboard slipcase, with the matching copy number, in near-fine condition (very light wear at the edges, but still quite solid). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        I Claudius; Claudius the God

      London, Arthur Barker,, 1934. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, plain coated endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First editions, first impressions. The basis of the enduring television dramatisation and the author's best-known works.

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        I, Claudius; from the autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas. Very Good- in Very Good dj. 1934. 2nd printing. Hardcover. NOISBN . [light wear to book at extremities, binding just starting to crack between first and section signatures (with slight misalignment of first and second signatures visible at fore-edge), slight indentation and dampstain at top edge of rear cover, light foxing to top edge and fore-edge; jacket shows some wear along top and bottom edges, slight fading at spine, light soiling to rear panel]. (B&W photographs) Biographical/historical fiction at its very finest, not only a compelling read itself but also the basis for one of the most highly-regarded television adaptations of all time, the 1976 BBC production starring Derek Jacobi in the title role. The rather droll jacket blurb catches the spirit of the goings-on wonderfully: "The action is alternately strange, tragic and ludicrous, for Rome knows herself under a long-standing curse ... and has lost all moral self-control. Poison, blasphemy, treachery, incest, black magic, unnatural vice flourish. Insane cruelties are committed. Nobody seems to care." Very uncommon in the original dust jacket, by an uncredited artist who makes old Claudius look like a fairly benign guy. .

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        Lie Down in Darkness

      Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1934. 400 p. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front end paper. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Cloth well-sunned, corners bumped. Wear spot on edge of ffep. Jacket spine panel sunned, chips at extremities (especially head and tail), creasing and scratches to front panel, stain on front flap, price-clipped. A signed true first of the author's first book.

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        Good-bye Mr. Chips

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, decorative endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in a blue half morocco solander case. Spotting to edges. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dennis Wheatley with all good wishes, James Hilton. Dec. 1934". With Wheatley's bookplate to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pages de Journal (1929-1932) & (1932-1935)

      NRF Gallimard 1934 - Gide (André) – Pages de Journal (1929-1932) Edition originale, tirage de tête. Paris, NRF Gallimard, 1934 ; in-8° broché (dimensions : 17 x 22 cm), reliure demi maroquin à coins tête de nègre (signée Semet & Plumelle), dos à 5 nerfs, plats et gardes marbrées, titre, date et tête dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, 217 pages + 3 Edition originale, un des 49 exemplaires du tirage de tête réimposés au format in-4° Tellière sur vergé Lafuma-Navarre, avant 675 au format in-8° couronne sur divers papier. Ex-libris gravé en couleurs collé au contreplat, et ex-libris Michel Bolloré. Parfait état, splendide exemplaire. AVEC : Gide (André) – Pages de Journal (1932-1935) Edition originale, tirage de tête. Paris, NRF Gallimard, 1936 ; in-8° broché (dimensions : 17 x 22 cm), reliure demi maroquin à coins tête de nègre (signée Semet & Plumelle), dos à 5 nerfs, plats et gardes marbrées, titre, date et tête dorés, couvertures et dos conservés, 240 pages + 2 Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires du tirage de tête réimposés au format in-4° Tellière sur vergé Lafuma-Navarre, avant 650 au format in-8° couronne sur divers papier. Ex-libris gravé en couleurs collé au contreplat, et ex-libris Michel Bolloré. Parfait état, splendide exemplaire. Ensemble de 2 volumes [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Broadside]: Nationalsozialistische Schlesische Tageszeitung: Extra-Blatt, 2 August 1934 [National Socialist Silesian Newspaper]

      Breslau: Gerhard Hahn, Lutzow-Druckerei. 1934. Broadsheet announcing the death of Paul von Hindenburg. Approximately 9.25" x 12.5". Age-toning, else near fine. Issued as an "extra" for the Nationalsozialistische Schlesische Tageszeitung, the leading Nazi party newspaper in Breslau (in Lower Silesia, now Wroclaw, Poland -- see Ascher's A Community Under Siege). The headline reads, "Flaggen aus Halbmast! Unser Hindenburg," and the first sentence reads,"Schmerz und Trauer erfullen das Herz jedes Deutschen. -- Hindenburg ist nicht mer!" [Woe and pain sear the heart of every German, Hindenburg is no more!] .

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        The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.with blue & White DJ with man in top hat & cane & woman in evening gown with Blue Corsage on front DJ, On the back of the dust jacket 225 titles are listed, ML# 117 on DJ Spine, Here is a first Modern Library Editio

      MODERN LIBRARY NY 1934 - HBDJ, 1934, Stated Modern Library First Edition on the copyright page., BK IS VG /GOOD DJ , 225 Ttiles on Back of FOXED DJ with PRE ZIPCODE COUPON & 95 cents, GREEN cloth binding WITH embossed TORCH BEARER streamer running man ON FRONT IN bright Gold GILT, 4 1/4 X 6 3/4 in. , 218 PGS WITH ADS back end with Poems plays Robert Browning, Publishers Blue TopStain on outer pgs top edge, 1st and only Modern Library Printing) Book is in Very Good Condition. In original green cloth flex boards with gold titles at spine and Modern Library logo to front board. Dust jacket in GOOD Condition, containing wear separation at joints & mended tears to Underside DJ. Spine DJ Foxed with end chips but TITLES Intact, TINY CHIPS Tears DJ Extremities, TOPSTAIN FADE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Right Ho, Jeeves

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1934. Octavo. Original light grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine spotted, a little rubbed and dulled at the extremities, spotting to edges and occasionally to contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, creased, and nicked jacket with some short closed tears and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Right Ho Jeeves

      McClelland and Stewart 1934 - Toronto scarlet ribbed cloth with black lettering. The book is fine with near fine unfaded wrapper with the lightest of rubbing.Steven Temple of Steven Temple books ,Toronto notes there are two issues but I dont think it has been established whether there is any precedence. I know very little about Canadian bibliography but with similiar population to Australia with the exception that 40% are french speakers I assume that their print runs would have been between 500-1000. As always for different reasons some titles are rarer and this is one of them .A lovely copy of a rare book [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        The Casino Murder Case

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1934. First. First edition. A very good copy with some smudging and light staining in a supplied but sympathetic, very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with slight internal stains. Inscribed by the author: "To Dr. Hugh Stott Taylor With great appreciation for his gracious assistance, and with warm personal regards. S.S. Van Dine." The English-born Taylor was a chemist who spent much of his life at Princeton, and who in World War II played a prominent role in the American scientific effort, directing a number of research projects, and contributing to the development of the atomic bomb with his discovery of the most effective catalyst for producing heavy water. He was knighted by both the Queen and the Pope in the same month. A Chair in chemistry is named for him at Princeton. The inscription would seem to indicate that Taylor provided advice to Van Dine about the novel (or at least to Willard Huntington Wright, as Van Dine was a pseudonym). A Philo Vance novel, filmed in 1935 with Paul Lukas as Vance, starring opposite Rosalind Russell in one of her earliest roles. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        First and Last.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934 - Advance review copy with publisher's slip laid in. Some slight fading to light-sensitive green cloth (but less than often) otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket with only a few minor nicks at edges. Custom slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Three Travel Albums of Paris, Rome, Albania, Czechoslovakia, and Germany from 1934-1940

      (N.p., Self-published 1934-1940) - Hand-assembled photo albums. Oblong octavos. Three unique, twenty-four-page albums filled with small format black and white photographs. Each album was captioned and hand decorated with ink-and-gouache drawings on gray card stock, presumably by the unidentified photographer. The whimsical, humorous illustrations create an ironic contrast to the photographs which document the traveler's journeys across Europe at the dawn of the Second World War. The albums also contain mounted travel tickets and ephemera. A truly unique and fascinating set from both an aesthetic and historical perspective. All texts in German. Paris (1934); string-bound in near fine, slightly soiled cloth-covered linen boards. Rome and Albania (1938); ribbon-bound in near fine felt-covered linen boards, with photographs protected by cobweb-imprinted tissue dividers (some small holes in the black felt covering). Czechoslovakia and Germany (1940); string-bound in cloth-covered linen boards; near fine with minor soiling to the cloth, photographs again protected by cobweb-imprinted tissue dividers.

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        Danzig-Polen-Korridor und Grenzgebiete: Eine Bibliographie mit besponderer Berucksichtigung von Politik und Wirtschaft (The Gdansk Poland Corridor and border: a bibliography with special attention to politics and economy)

      NP, Danzig 1934 - 4to. 243-463pp. Vol. 2 only. Dark blue cloth, gold lettering on spine. An extended bibliography providing a multitude of sources dealing with all aspects of the Poland corridor- the Baltic access land which Poland received at the Congress of Vienna after World War I. While the ethnic majority in the Corridor was Polish, the city of Gdansk (German: Danzig) had a significant German population, and when the Corridor split Germany from Eastern Prussia, the move drew significant anger from the Weimar Republic, which never formally acknowledged the new borders. When Hitler first took power in 1933, he reversed previous Weimar policy and entered into diplomatic negotiations with Poland, eventually signing a ten-year Polish-German Non-Aggression Pact in 1934- the year this bibliography was published. The index organizes the bibliography into 3 sections- "Danzig," "Grenzprovinzen" (border provinces), and "Grenz- und Auslandsdeutschtum des Ostens" (Borders and ex-patriots living in the East). Each of the 3 sections is then further organized into subsections dealing with the land, the history, the people, the politics, the economy, the culture, and so forth. While the text starts with page 243, it is a monographic work (the first volume was not related to the project). The bibliography was released on a yearly basis, and this 1934 printing includes the entries from 1931, 1932, and 1933. While Prinzhorn aims to construct an exhaustive account of the region, providing many Polish as well as German sources, Prinzhorn- who also wrote bibliographies for a number of other regions integral to Nazi manifest destiny, such as Sudutenland- is ultimately highly motivated to make the case for Danzig and the Corridor being ethnic German land. Text in German, in mimeographed typescript. Nazi library ink stamp on front end paper (Reichsleitung der NSDAP Amt Schrifttumspflege), slight staining and foxing on page edges. Remnants of Reichsleitung sticker on binding. Upper corner of spine bumped. Overall near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of London. Map of Routes No. 1. Map of Routes No. 2. Underground Railways of London. Port of London River and Docks Cruises

      London: London Transport, Metropolitan Railway, Port of London Authority, 1934. No Binding. Good. 4 fold-out maps and 1 leaflet. London Underground map by Harry Beck. Beginnings of a tear at one fold on the railway map. Colours still bright. Corner dog-eared on Map of Routes No. 1. Inkstamp of ticket seller (Frames' Tours Ltd.) on leaflet. The London Underground map is undated, but it shows Harry Beck's iconic, geometric design and the Piccadilly line completed to Cockfosters station, suggesting it, like the other maps in this collection, was made in 1934. Other lines shown include District, Bakerloo, Edgware, Highgate & Morden, Metropolitan, Great Northern & City, and East London. The only difference between the two fold-out bus maps seems to be the quote featured on the cover. 1934 also featured the introduction of the bus shelter, a welcome development for riders. The railway map includes metropolitan, tube & district and other railways in a geographical format, plus the locations of local venues, mostly sports-related. The back lists many more places of interest along with the closest station. The leaflet advertises the schedule for a tour boat that left from Tower Pier.

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        REPORT OF THE FIRST SCIENTIFIC EXPEDITION TO MANCHOUKUO, Section IV, in 4 Parts (complete). Under the Leadership of Shigeyasu Tokunaga, June - October 1933.

      Tokyo: Waseda University, 1934.. ORIGINAL EDITION!!! 4 Volumes, circa 420 pp., with many Plates. 4°, Softcover/Paperback. 4 Volumes!!! Section 4, Complete!! Bilingual Edition: Japanese and Latin. Complete 4th Section in 4 Parts: 1.: Plantae Novae Jeholenses I., by T. Nakai i.a. (1934). - 2.: Contributio ad Cognitionem Florae Manshuricae, by T. Nakai i.a. (1935). - 3.: Myxomycetes of Jehol by Y. Emoto; Ecological Study of Vegetation in the Province of Jehol, by M. Takahasi (1936). - 4.: Index Florae Jeholensis cum Appendice, by M. Honda i.a. (1936). // Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Covers with light Shelf Wear, Labels are fixed with Tape on each Spine (partly crisped, with Browning and Stains). Pages clean. Good Condition! // Vollständige 4. Abteilung in 4 Teilbänden. Zweisprachig: Latein-Japanisch. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Einbände mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Rückensignaturen wurden mit Klebeband befestigt, daher Bräunungen und Flecken. Seiten sauber. Guter Zustand!

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      1934. CABELL, James Branch. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. NY: Robert M. McBride, 1934. 8vo., black cloth, stamped in silver, in dust jacket. First Trade Edition. A nice association copy, to playwright Eugene O'Neill: "For Eugene O'Neill, as a fellow Spectator of polite letters, with the regards of Branch Cabell, 29 September, 1934." The inscription refers to "The American Spectator," a literary magazine that made its debut in October, 1932. In a rare departure from habit, O'Neill agreed to contribute some non-dramatic writings to the magazine. George Jean Nathan, Ernest Boyd, Theodore Dreiser and Cabell were also joint editors with O'Neill on this short-lived publication. Very Good (stamping bright, few abrasions front endpapers); worn (chips with some lose of lettering on rear panel, tears, creases) d/j. $775.00.

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