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        I, Claudius. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Emperor of the Romans, born B.C. 10, murdered and deified A.D. 54; [and:] Claudius the God and his wife Messalina. The troublesome reign of Tiberius Claudius Cæsar, Emperor of the Romans (born B.C. 10, died A.D. 54), as described by himself; also his murder at the hands of the notorious Agrippina (mother of the Emperor Nero) and his subsequent deification, as described by others.

      London: Arthur Barker, 1934 - 2 works, octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt, bottom edges untrimmed. With the dust jackets. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper of I, Claudius. Spines gently rolled, minor rubbing to spine ends, foxing to edges and endpapers; an excellent set in the jackets with nicks to extremities, more noticeably to I, Claudius, with minor loss to spine ends and head of flaps, short closed tear to foot of rear flap fold, spine browned. With 3 folding genealogical tables. First edition, first impressions, of Graves's first two historical novels. I, Claudius was the winner of the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and made into a critically acclaimed BBC television miniseries starring Derek Jacobi in 1976. Higginson A42; Higginson A43. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SHADOW 1934 July 15 STREET AND SMITH-RARE PULP FN

      Street and Smith 1934 - -CHAIN OF DEATH -GLossy cover, nice spine. -Someone stamped this cover with the "SHADOW CLUB" stamp -Higher grade copy Condition: FN

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        I FASTI LUOGHI SCELTI

      SOCIETA EDITRICE INTERNAZIONALE, 1934. ITALIANO 0,52 Volume in mezza legatura con dorso in pelle con titoli d'oro, lievemente usurato alle estremità. Coperta con angolature lievemente consumate. Presenti all'interno del volume "I fasti" con numerazione e frontespizio propri, da pagina 1 a pagina 162 e "Le metamorfosi" con numerazione da pagina 8 a pagina 214. Presenza di note a matita nelle pagine; lievi aloni di umidità e qualche traccia di impurità. Evidenza di illustrazioni in nero. Timbro di apparteneza alla carta di guardia anteriore. Tagli con lieve fioritura. Opere con introduzione e commento di Ernesto Curotto. USATO

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        Glory of life / by Llewelyn Powys ; with wood engravings by Robert Gibbings

      London : Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. First Edition. Near fine copy bound in quarter vellum over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. . Physical description; 34 p. : ill. ; 33 cm. Notes; A Golden Cockerel Press presentation copy. Printed in black and red. Batchelor hand-made paper; watermarked: serpent and tree GCP. Limited edition of 277 copies, 2 on vellum, the remainder on paper; this copy is number 108. Binding: Quarter bound in white vellum, with white cloth sides; top-edge gilt, others untimmed. Subjects; Golden Cockerel Press. Free thought. Hedonism. Gibbings, Robert. wood engraving, British Illustrated books — British Isles — 1934. Animals — Depictions — Europe — 20th century.

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        RAVENS' BROOD

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1934.. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-vi] vii-xiv [xv-xvi] [1] 2-301 [302: blank], original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained red. First U.S. edition. Weird novel of ancient Druidic sorcery set in Cornwall in the 1870s. Benson's last supernatural novel. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-16. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 68. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01133. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Very scarce in this condition. (#149812)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1934 - 1934 Original Hardback Wisden, Ex library

      1934. Hi, We recently purchased the Wisdens from the Bolton Library and were pleasently surprised by their condition, they are Ex-Library and have stamps etc to them but they are priced very low so a great way to buy a cheap hardback that may be better than you think. This lot is a 1934 Original Hardback Wisden in Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a very good book for an ex library, 1933-37 are never great but the gilts are better than most on this book. The boards are a touch dark but the hinges are good. Photoplate is excellent. The library factor are : Circle to the spine cloth, stamp to pastedown and a couple of pages and a white square fixed to the last page. Not too bad. Nicely priced.

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        Tender is the Night

      New York: Scribner’s 1934 - Original pictorial wrappers made by the publisher from the dust jacket. Some restoration to rear wrapper affecting the right margin of the jacket copy, marginal stain to p. 27, light spotting to endpapers, else very good. FIRST EDITION, the extremely rare advance issue in wrappers. Fitzgerald considered Tender is the Night, his fourth and final novel, to be his masterpiece, surpassing The Great Gatsby. Following an initially lukewarm reception, the novel’s reputation has steadily risen. Ernest Hemingway later observed that “Tender is the Night gets better and better.” The novel is now acclaimed as one of the great works of modern American literature. The author’s first novel in nine years, following The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night tells the story of the rise and fall of a glamorous couple, the psychiatrist Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, who is one of his patients. At the time Joyce’s wife Zelda was hospitalized for schizophrenia. The advance issue of Tender is the Night is one of the great Fitzgerald rarities Of Fitzgerald’s eight novels, this is the only one for which advance copies were issued. “They are complete texts – not dummies – and were probably intended for use as review copies and salesman’s copies. The Scribner’s records indicate that five hundred copies were ordered, but it is unlikely that that many copies were distributed because it is so rare: three institutional copies have been located [Virginia, Pierpont Morgan, and the Bruccoli Collection at the University of South Carolina] . These are the most collectible copies of Tender is the Night in terms of priority and rarity” (Bruccoli and Baughman, F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Marketplace). The book has been the subject of stage, screen, theater, television, and ballet adaptations. Very rare: leading Fitzgerald bibliographer and collector Matthew Bruccoli located only three copies. Only two examples appear in the auction records of the past fifty years. Provenance: Henry Barnard Strong, with bookplate. Strong was member of the Yale class of 1922 and a member of Skull & Bones. Gerald Murphy, the model for Dick Diver in Tender is the Night, was likewise a Skull & Bones man. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pensieri sull'Educazione

      FIRENZE: La ""Nuova Italia"" Editrice, 1934. IIED. Brossura. BUONO. 13 20. Educatori Antichi e Moderni USATO

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        TE Lawrence in Arabia and After by Liddell Hart 

      Illustrated with various photographs and maps. First edition. 8vo., original red cloth. Uncut. London, Jonathan Cape.

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        Doctor Martino and other stories.

      - New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. 8vo., [viii], 371 pp. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt, top-edge yellow, with original dust jacket. A beautiful copy in an near perfect jacket. First edition, first printing, trade issue. Faulkner's second collection of short stories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Acquedotti fascisti.

      Roma, Tipografica Luzzatti, 1934, vol. ril. in pannl vellutato marron scuro, titolo in oro al dorso ed ai piatto anteriore, con fascio, pp. 560-XLVIII con centinaia di ill. fotografiche. Interessanti le pagine finali con "Costruttori e fornitori" e descrizioni dettagliate d'industrie storiche e/o tuttora esistenti. Opera di vasta documentazione (Nord e Sud Italia) e di grande rarità; fu stampata in pochi esemplari e la copia presente è in ottimo stato. Solo volume primo, il secondo uscì nel 1937.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già  Naturalistica]
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        Murder on the Orient Express

      Collins, UK 1934 - 1st Edition 2nd Imp 1934. In the same format as the 1st edition and printed in the same month. Book is good++ and quite bright. Spine a little darkened and edges rubbed in places. Light marking to cloth. Contents good with name to endpaper and light foxing to pages. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        A Life Time Collection of 688 Recipes for Drinks

      London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing stated. Very Good, with soiling to edge of page block, foxing to prelims and terminals, slight toning to spine cloth, in a Good dust jacket, which is lightly soiled, toned, and edge worn, with insect wear primarily to the rear panel, rear flap fold and top edge of the rear flap. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        from the Green Box. Translated and with a preface by George Heard Hamilton.

      Auflage: 400 Exemplare. 22 x 14 cm. OPappband mit OUmschlag. Umschlag an der oberen Kante mit wenigen kleinen Fehlstellen und kleinen Läsuren. Sonst noch sehr gutes Exemplar. Begleitbuch zur Edition "Green Box" (1934) von Duchamp. Mit 25 ins englische übertragenen Notizen von Marcel Duchamp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Querido]
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        O'Hara, John

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934. Book. Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with notice tipped to dedication leaf. A nice copy 'married' to an early Book Club Jacket. Handling noticeable, slight shelf lean, light shelf wear. Bindings tight, text clean. 8vo; [2, blank], [vi], 301, [3, blank] pages. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Dust Jacket minimal handling wear with a closed tear top spine in a protective Mylar sleeve. ------------ Author's Signature with date and inscription. ----------- John O'Hara's first novel; No. 22 on the Modern Library's list of the best 100 novels of the 20th century and placed on Time Magazine's list of top 100 novels written in English since 1923. ---------- O'Hara is particularly well-known for his uncanny ear for dialogue. Writer Fran Lebowitz called him "the real F. Scott Fitzgerald" and John Updike has likened him to Chekhov. The novel is about the self-destruction, over a three-day period, of Julian English, once a member of the social elite of Gibbsville, O'Hara's fictionalized version of his native Pottsville, Pennsylvania..

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        Glory of life / by Llewelyn Powys ; with wood engravings by Robert Gibbings

      London : Golden Cockerel Press, 1934, Hardcover, First Edition. Near fine copy bound in quarter vellum over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 34 p. : ill. ; 33 cm. Notes; A Golden Cockerel Press presentation copy. Printed in black and red. Batchelor hand-made paper; watermarked: serpent and tree GCP. Limited edition of 277 copies, 2 on vellum, the remainder on paper; this copy is number 108. Binding: Quarter bound in white vellum, with white cloth sides; top-edge gilt, others untimmed. Subjects; Golden Cockerel Press. Free thought. Hedonism. Gibbings, Robert. wood engraving, British Illustrated books - British Isles - 1934. Animals - Depictions - Europe - 20th century. 34 pages. Inventory No: 241613.

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        Binding, Fine- M. B. S. Bird] Lyra Martyrum: The Poetry of the English Martyrs

      Burns Oates and Washbourne, London 1934 - Finely bound by M.B.S. Bird (signed in rear dentelle), associated with Frank Garret and Douglas Cockerell (see Tidcombe), in superb Arts and Crafts style with a center "Cardinal hat" and leaf design, in full tan morocco, concentric ruled borders and large 'nail-head' gilt patterning on both covers and spine, thick dentelles, panelled compartments, attractive gray patterned endpapers. Near fine. A most attractive and certainly scarce binding by this little-known, but accomplished Turn of the Century woman bookbinder.

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        Tender Is The Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Very Good. Early reprint. Small tear at the foot, corners a bit bumped, a near very good copy without dustwrapper. Bookplate of Libby Holman Reynolds, the torch singer who was married to, and was later embroiled in the murder of, an heir to the Reynolds tobacco fortune. Holman was the subject of a fascinating biography by Jon Bradshaw: Dreams That Money Can Buy: The Tragic Life of Libby Holman. An interesting association copy of Fitzgerald's novel of Jazz Age partygoers and the tragedies that engulf them.

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        The Mime of Mick, Nick and the Maggies; a fragment from Work in Progress

      The Servire Press, The Hague; Faber and Faber Ltd, 1934 - Coloured initial, tailpiece and upper wrapper by Lucia Joyce One of 1,000 numbered copies Wrappers with just a little soiling, light browning to spine, but a very nice copy indeed in somewhat worn silver slipcase with pink printed label [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        TERROR BY NIGHT

      London: Selwyn & Blount, Ltd., n.d. [1934].. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] 11-252 [253-256: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers], original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "Campell" for "Campbell" on title page. The tenth of the eleven volumes in the "Not at Night" series. Highlights of this collection include first book appearance of "Rogues in the House" by Robert E. Howard, "The Author's Tale" by L. A. Lewis, "The Horror in the Museum" by Hazel Heald (anonymous collaboration with H. P. Lovecraft), and the first appearance of "The Metronome" by August Derleth. "... in my experience[,] the scarcest of the 'Not at Night' series." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 9 (his copy lacking the dust jacket). Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 171. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 425-6. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-306. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14090. Boards lightly rubbed at edges, a nearly fine copy in good, clean pictorial dust jacket with some wear along top and bottom edges including shallow chipping at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, rubbing along front spine and flap folds, 15 mm closed tear and associated wrinkling at top edge of front page, mild soiling to spine and rear panels, and two internal tape mends. A bright, attractive copy of this very fragile, cheaply made book in a fairly decent jacket. All of the Not at Night titles have become uncommon, especially in jacket. (#157531)

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        R E LEE: A Biography [SIGNED]

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Four octavo volumes. Hardcover, lacking dust jackets. SIGNED by Freeman on front endpaper of Volume 1. Very Good. Spines slightly sunned; some slight soiling to boards. Bindings tight. Interior clean. Previous owner's gift inscription on front endpaper. MS Consignment. Shelved above Greek/Roman History. Dupont.

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        Slavia Starostlivym Matkam

      Prague, Brno, Bratislava: Banka Slavia, 1934. Very Good. Mucha, Alphonse. [32 p.] String-bound gray wraps lettered in crimson, full-color illustrations with die-cut second title page revealing a Mucha illustration of a breastfeeding mother. In Czech. Very Good condition. Light staining and wear to front wraps, lightly creased bottom corner. Stamp on verso of front cover. A pamphlet for new mothers issued by a Czech bank, Slavia, with beautiful Mucha artwork. OCLC locates a single copy in the US.

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        Eine unglückliche Liebe. Roman. [Signiertes Widmungsexemplar, Erstausgabe].

      8. 19,5 cm. 258 Seiten. Original-Leinenband. Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerks. WG 1. Auf Titelblatt mit 5-zeiliger, datierter (2. Nov. 1934) und von Wolfgang Koeppen signierter Widmung. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Sehr gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        DOCTOR ARNOLDI

      Julian Messner Inc. 1934 - Please see any and all photos connected with this listing. The dustjacket is a bit scuffed but all pages intact and legible. Clean. No store stamps. --- --- Tiffany Thayer, who was prominent in the Fortean Society, wrote many unusual novels in the first half of the 20th century but DOCTOR ARNOLDI is one of the most elusive. This book is about a world where no one dies and no one can be killed. . . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918 [series title].

      - In twelve volumes, complete, totalling over 9000 pages of text (the final volume comprising reproductions of pictures taken by the Australian Official Photographers), with numerous plates (2 coloured in Volume X), a few text illustrations, many maps & plans (several coloured, some double page), chronologies, appendices, glossaries, indices; maroon cloth, spines lettered and ruled in gilt, several volumes flecked and/or faded to varying degrees, the edges generally lightly rubbed; endpapers offset (sometimes heavily), scattered light foxing and occasional faint soiling; Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1934-1942. Mixed editions: Volumes V, VI & XI first editions, others ranging from 2nd to 4th editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Peking Studies.

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, Limited, 1934 - Folio. Original tan cloth, black titles to spine, black title on red cloth banner to front board, red decoration to front cover, photographic illustration to front cover. With the dust jacket. Spine ends and tips slightly bumped, very slight foxing to front cover, slight creasing to top corner of pages. A very good copy in the dust jacket, chip to head of spine affecting first letter of spine panel, shallow chips and short closed tears to extremities. Black and white photogravures throughout, some with additional colour printing, sketches by F. H. Schiff. First edition, first impression. Ellen Catleen (later known as Ellen Thorbecke) was the wife of the Dutch ambassador to China. This publication is a collaboration between her and the Austrian illustrator Schiff, showing various aspects of everyday life in Beijing in the 1930s. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GOOD-BYE, MR CHIPS

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934. FIRST EDITION. Published four months before the British edition, this is the first appearance in book form of Hilton's gentle story of a British schoolmaster, offered here in an especially well-preserved copy. Written in just four days in 1933, the novel was an immediate success, particularly in America: it established Hilton's reputation and launched his second career as a Hollywood screenwriter. Describing Hilton (1900-54) as "a professional middlebrow novelist", DNB notes that "the benevolent authority of Mr Chips, and the civilized serenity of Shangri-La, offered escape, comforting entertainment, and a fleeting reassurance of stability" to mid-century readers. Hilton won an Academy Award as one of the screenwriters for "Mrs. Miniver," a film praised by Churchill for its morale boosting during World War II.. 196 x 128 mm. (7 3/4 x 5"). 2 p.l., 125, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's pale yellow cloth. In original illustrated dust jacket. TITLE PAGE INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to William M. Fitzhugh. Jacket with trivial edge wear, front endpapers a little browned (from a previously laid-in piece of paper?), otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, the volume and jacket showing almost no signs of use. Published four months before the British edition, this is the first appearance in book form of Hilton's gentle story of a British schoolmaster, offered here in an especially well-preserved copy. Written in just four days in 1933, the novel was an immediate success, particularly in America: it established Hilton's reputation and launched his second career as a Hollywood screenwriter. Describing Hilton (1900-54) as "a professional middlebrow novelist", DNB notes that "the benevolent authority of Mr Chips, and the civilized serenity of Shangri-La, offered escape, comforting entertainment, and a fleeting reassurance of stability" to mid-century readers. Hilton won an Academy Award as one of the screenwriters for "Mrs. Miniver," a film praised by Churchill for its morale boosting during World War II.

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        TERROR BY NIGHT

      London: Selwyn & Blount, Ltd., n.d. [1934].. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix [x] 11-252 [253-256: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers], original red boards, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "Campell" for "Campbell" on title page. The tenth of the eleven volumes in the "Not at Night" series. Highlights of this collection include first book appearance of "Rogues in the House" by Robert E. Howard, "The Author's Tale" by L. A. Lewis, "The Horror in the Museum" by Hazel Heald (anonymous collaboration with H. P. Lovecraft), and the first appearance of "The Metronome" by August Derleth. "... in my experience[,] the scarcest of the 'Not at Night' series." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 9 (his copy lacking the dust jacket). Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 171. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-195. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 425-6. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-306. Bleiler (1978), p. 193. Reginald 14090. Boards lightly rubbed at edges, a nearly fine copy in good, clean pictorial dust jacket with some wear along top and bottom edges including shallow chipping at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, rubbing along front spine and flap folds, 15 mm closed tear and associated wrinkling at top edge of front page, mild soiling to spine and rear panels, and two internal tape mends. A bright, attractive copy of this very fragile, cheaply made book in a fairly decent jacket. All of the Not at Night titles have become uncommon, especially in jacket. (#157531)

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        EL BEATO RAMON LULL

      El Beato Ramón Lull (Raimundo Lulio.) Su época. Su vida. Sus obras. Sus empresas.Prólogo del Excmo y Rvmo. Sr. Dr. D. Leopoldo Eijo y Garay.- Madrid, Exclusivas Espasa Calpe (al fin Palma de Mallorca Imprenta Politécnica), 1934; en folio holandesa que conserva cubiertas originales, 3 h. - XLIX-392 pp. 40 láminas con 45 ilustraciones en papel cuche ahuesado. Restauración en cubierta anterior y primera hoja blanca. Amplios márgenes y algunas manchas en papel. Ejemplar nº 44 de la tirada de 500 numerada y firmada por el autor. Palau nº 325633. Obra rara en comercio.

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        The Night.

      New York: 1934.(). Woodcut. 22 x 29.3 cm. 8-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches. Signed, dated and titled in pencil on old Japanese paper. Reproduced as plate 35 (Night) in Emory Ladányi Woodcuts, Kövesdy Gallery, New York, 1986. Framed.

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        Peking Studies

      Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, Limited,, 1934. Folio. Original tan cloth, black titles to spine, black title on red cloth banner to front board, red decoration to front cover, photographic illustration to front cover. With the dust jacket. Black and white photogravures throughout, some with additional colour printing, sketches by F. H. Schiff. Spine ends and tips slightly bumped, very slight foxing to front cover, slight creasing to top corner of pages. A very good copy in the dust jacket, chip to head of spine affecting first letter of spine panel, shallow chips and short closed tears to extremities. First edition, first impression. Ellen Catleen (later known as Ellen Thorbecke) was the wife of the Dutch ambassador to China. This publication is a collaboration between her and the Austrian illustrator Schiff, showing various aspects of everyday life in Beijing in the 1930s.

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        Interessante carteggio, composto da cinque lunghe lettere dattiloscritte firmate, tutte complete di busta con indirizzo pure autografo e tutte indirizzate all'amica di famiglia Virginia Bellini, a Parma. Le lettere, ciascuna di due pagine in-4 (tranne una di una sola pagina nello stesso formato), sono rispettivamente del 5 gennaio 928, 2 marzo 931, 14 genn. 932, 27 sett. 933 e del XXII Novembre XXII (1934). Lo scrittore lamenta "la mia solita vita disordinata e occupatissima", che gli impedisce d'essere epistolografo piu' costante; l'amica gli chiede a un certo punto un aiuto per far trasferire una persona a Parma, ma lui scrive: "mi duole davvero, cara Virginia, di non poterle essere utile; ma sono tempi nei quali e' impossibile riuscir utile anche a se' stessi". Bella l'ultima lettera, consolatoria per la morte del padre della corrispondente: "so bene che queste considerazioni non attenuano affatto il dolore di una simile perdita, poiche', dove parla il cuore, il ragionamento non ha piu' nessuna forza".

      1934.

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        Days on the Wing:

      London: Aviation Book Club,, [1934]. Being The War Memoirs of Major The Chevalier Willy Coppens De Houthulst. Translated From the French by A. J. Insall. With a Foreword by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John M. Salmond. Octavo. Original green cloth, red lettering to spine, top edge green. With the pictorial dust jacket.` With portrait frontispiece and six black and white illustrations by Leonard Bridgman. Bookplate of recipient to front pastedown. Slight foxing to edges. A very good copy in the dust jacket, which is slightly soiled to spine panel, price-clipped, reinforced at the inner spine panel and has short tears to the top corners. First Aviation Book Club edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page "To Captain D. Mason with great sympathy Willy Coppens de Houthulst May 1971". Loosely inserted is a slip of paper on which is typed "Sorry to say that John Hamilton Ltd, the English Publisher, cheated in publishing DAYS ON THE WING for "Aviation Book Club" forgetting to pay any copyright to the author!" Underneath is written "See page xi" in the author's hand. On page xi, the author has written "I had still all my illusions when I wrote this! W.C.H." Willy Coppens was perhaps the greatest Belgian fighter pilot of the First World War, and was decorated by Belgium, France, Britain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, and Serbia for his achievements. Derek Mason, the recipient of the book, was a flight lieutenant in the RAF during the Second World War before serving as a commercial pilot until his retirement in 1986.

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        Logische Syntax der Sprache.

      Wien, J. Springer, 1934. XI + 1 + 274 + 2 S. Priv. Lwd. späterer Zeit, mit aufgezogener RTitelei. EA. - Schriften zur wissenschaftlichen Weltauffassung, Bd. 8. - R. leicht berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Schönes Expl. - Carnap, (1891 - 1970), wurde als Sohn des Webers Johannes S. Carnap und der Lehrerin Anna, geb. Dörpfeld, geboren. Die Eltern waren tief religiös, gleichzeitig aber sehr tolerant; bewußt praktizierten sie das Christentum als Mittel zur Führung eines guten Lebens. Diese Grundhaltung der Toleranz prägte Carnap für sein Leben, und dies insbesondere dann, als er sich, beeinflußt durch die Schriften Goethes zum Christentum wie auch der Schriften von Ernst Haeckel und Wilhelm Ostwald, vom Christentum abwandte und sich eine teils atheistische und teils agnostische Lebenseinstellung erarbeitete. In der Zeit seines Studiums in Jena und Freiburg/Breisgau 1910-14 schloß er sich der Jugendbewegung an, ohne allerdings deren Tendenz zum Nationalismus mit zu vollziehen. Vielmehr entwickelte er gegen Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs -- den er teils an der Westfront und teils im Militärinstitut in Berlin verbrachte -- ein Konzept eines undogmatischen und insbesondere nichtmarxistischen Sozialismus, genauer: eines auf den Grundsätzen eines politischen Liberalismus beruhenden Konzepts des ökonomischen Sozialismus. Dieses behielt er zeitlebens bei, da er einerseits der Ansicht war, daß das System des Kapitalismus die Menschheit in den wirtschaftlichen und damit auch sozialen Abgrund steuert, und da er sich andererseits ein unbeirrtes Vertrauen in die Fähigkeiten der menschlichen Vernunft bewahrte: Die von einem Höchstmaß an Vernunft geleiteten Entscheidungen auch in den Bereichen des Alltags müssen nach seiner Sicht schließlich im individuellen wie auch im sozialen Bereich die Oberhand über die durch Emotionen und Triebe gesteuerten Entscheidungen haben, eben weil sie -- anders als diese -- die Auswirkungen nüchterner Abschätzung sind und damit letztlich die größere Überzeugungskraft haben ... Nur geduldiges, präzises Arbeiten in kleinen Schritten, Baustein für Baustein sozusagen, ausgeführt durch immer mehr Menschen, die vom Erfolg eines solchen Arbeitens angesprochen werden, führt die Menschheit demnach weiter. Dies gilt dann auch und in besonderem Maß für die Philosophie, die nicht durch neuerliche, Luftschlössern gleichende grandiose Entwürfe, sondern durch minutiöse Kleinarbeit in Gemeinschaft mit Gleichgesinnten vorangebracht und zu einer Wissenschaft entwickelt werden kann; als Instrument dieses Arbeitens benützte er die symbolische Logik, die er in Jena bei Gottlob Frege sowie aus den Schriften von Bertrand Russell kennengelernt hatte. In seinem Buch über die Grundlagen der menschlichen Erfahrungserkenntnis zeigte er beispielhaft, wie ein solcher Weg zu begehen sei. Mit dieser Schrift habilitierte er sich 1926 bei Moritz Schlick in Wien, und er publizierte sie 1928 unter dem Titel Der logische Aufbau der Welt; sie machte ihn mit einem Schlag international bekannt und berühmt. In Wien begründete er mit Schlick und Neurath eine Diskussionsrunde, die unter dem Namen \"Wiener Kreis\" bekannt wurde und die seit 1930, zusammen mit dem \"Berliner Kreis\" unter Hans Reichenbach, die Zeitschrift \"Erkenntnis\" als Organ dieser neuen, eine Einheitswissenschaft anstrebenden philosophischen Richtung herausgab. 1931 wurde Carnap auf den Lehrstuhl für Naturphilosophie an der Deutschen Univ. in Prag berufen; in den Jahren danach besuchten ihn namhafte junge Wissenschaftler aus der angelsächsischen Geisteswelt, unter ihnen insbesondere Willard Van Quine von Harvard und Charles W. Morris aus Chicago. Da sich in den Jahren danach an dieser Deutschen Univ. der Nationalsozialismus zunehmend ausbreitete und die liberalen Strömungen unterdrückte, nahm er 1936 einen Ruf an die University of Chicago an und erhielt 1941 die Staatsbürgerschaft der USA. In Chicago gab er, nach dem durch den Krieg bedingten Ende der Zeitschrift \"Erkenntnis\", zusammen mit Morris und Neurath die Serie International Encyclopedia of Unified Science heraus, als erneuter Versuch, den exakten Philosophien eine publizistische Plattform zu verschaffen. Ganz im Sinn seiner philosophischen Offenheit verfaßte er 1934 das zweite Hauptwerk Logische Syntax der Sprache, in dem er sein berühmtes Toleranzprinzip propagierte. Dieselbe Offenheit führte ihn insbesondere in den Jahren 1932-36 dazu, das Erstlingswerk von Karl R. Popper gegen die vehemente Kritik seiner Freunde zu verteidigen und zu fördern, obgleich dessen Vorstellungen eines wissenschaftlichen Skeptizismus nicht zu seinem letztlich optimistischen Weltbild paßten. Seine Übernahme eines geläuterten Wahrheitsbegriffs von Alfred Tarski führte seit 1940 zum Zerwürfnis mit Neurath, der in Carnaps präzisem Verfahren nicht ein zusätzliches intellektuelles Instrument sehen konnte, sondern einen Rückfall in finstere Metaphysik vermutete. Er konzipierte und entwickelte damals auch die induktive Logik als das System induktiver Methoden und vervollständigte diese Arbeiten seit 1954 in Los Angeles, wo er die Nachfolge des dort verstorbenen Reichenbach antrat. (DBE) - Selten. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie

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        Call It Sleep

      Robert O. Ballou, New York 1934 - Octavo; pp; v, (iii), 599; blue cloth, top edge stained blue, spine title tile in darker blue lettered in gray; The first printing lacking the scarce jacket. The American Jewish literary classic, which was nearly forgotten shortly after publication, to be revived some thirty years later after receiving a front page review in the New York Times Book Review. The life of the lower east side ghetto made brilliant in this first novel by Roth. the spine darkened, moderate wear, abrasion at spine foot, else a clean tight copy of a very scarce 20th century American high point [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now in November (First Edition, review copy)

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1934 - First Edition. REVIEW COPY, with publisher's card laid in. Also laid in is the additional perforated fold out reviews that originally accompanied the first issue jacket. Winner of the 1935 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Just a slight lean, with light rubbing to the cloth on the bottom edge. Jacket is moderately toned at the spine, with a tiny splash to the verso of the heel and light rubbing at the spine ends and corners. An attractive copy, often found in considerably worse condition, housed in a custom clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Now in November

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Book has one slightly bumped corner, minor fading to the foot of the spine thus very good. Dj is poor with chips, fading, tape repairs. $2 price is present. 1935 Pulitzer Prize winner. .

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        EXPOSICIÓN DE ENCUADERNACIONES ESPAÑOLAS, SIGLOS XII AL XIX.

      Madrid: Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte, 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.

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