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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.

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      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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      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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      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 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".


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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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      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.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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        Storia della Letteratura Italiana (Vol. II)

      SESTO SAN GIOVANNI: Edizioni ""A. barion"" della Casa per Edizioni Popolari, 1934. Brossura. DISCRETO. 13 19. La Universale ""Barion"" USATO

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      Minneapolis, MN: Graphic Arts, Inc., [1934]. Mild wear to edges, dampstain to lower rear cover and the last few leaves, a very good to nearly fine copy of a rare magazine. (19457). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. A rare pulp. "Rumored to have been shut down before wide distribution due to risque content...Possibly fewer than a dozen known copies..." - Bookery's Guide to Pulps (2nd edition).

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      Wilmington, DE: Culture Publications, Inc., 1934. Mild wear to right overhang, tiny paper loss to head of spine, a nearly fine copy. (19425). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine.

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        Shadow 9/18/1934-Street & Smith-Garaucan Swindle-perspective cover-VG

      Street and Smith 1934 - -The Garaucan Swindle -Unique perspective cover Condition: VG

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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. small 8vo., 408pp.; VG-/none; dark green spine with gilt lettering; some shelf-wear to corners, head and tail of spine; vertical air-pocket crease on rear board; bumping to both corners of rear board; boards slightly cocked; age-toning to pages; Scribner's seal and 'A' on copyright page; shelved case 2. Dupont.

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        Hundred Altars

      Dodd, Mead and Co. New York 1934 - First Edition. Northern Peking set novel, a "chronicle of three generations of Chinese life - of Elders born under the Imperial rule and following customs and traditions established for centuries, and of their grandsons born to revolution and democracy, who saw the civilization of their forefathers, grown brittle with age, shattered by the hands of impetuous youth". Author's first novel. Very scarce. Near Fine in almost Very Good dustjacket, about an inch of loss at top spine end, some closed tears and wear, some splitting at rear flap edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Salzburg tales (First edition; signed copy)

      London : Peter Davies, 1934. First U.K. edition. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Octavo, pink cloth boards (lightly marked, spine sunned), lacking dust jacket, 498 pp, clean and sound, housed in a quarter blue morocco and blue cloth clamshell box. A good signed copy of Christina Stead's first published novel.

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      Written by Pink Simms, 1934 - 1936. 1934 - 1936, Lewistown, Montana - First edition. Five 8 1/2" x 11" autographed letters signed May 7, June 18, August 6, October 27, and February 9, 1934-36. The letters were sent to Floyd B. Streeter, author of the Ben Thompson book, Ben Thompson, Man With A Gun. Total of 18 pages. Pink Simms was replying to a letter of inquiry from Streeter concerning the life and times of Ben Thompson. Simms' response to Streeter in these letters exhibit Streeter's many questions concerning outlaws of the American West. The letters are excellent recollections of the short-lived outlaw and cowboy period of the American West. Simms made his first money when he became a rider with John Chisum of Lincoln County, New Mexico. With this introduction to Streeter, Simms proceeded in his letters to describe more than just Ben Thompson but included a host of other frontier lawmen and outlaws such as Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Wes Hardin, Clay Allison, et al. He was not an admirer of Wyatt Earp or his biographer Stuart Lake: "Wyatt had nerve of a sort but he was no line wolf, he liked to lead a pack -- all bad. I would be willing to let him rest if his would-be apologist would do the same. I happen to know that several substantial authors were offered Wyatt's book before Lake. Having a knowledge of the true facts they turned it down flat." He discusses the habits of the town marshals and considered them "common pimps." He also gives the account of the killing of Ben Thompson and why it was considered a massacre. Simms thought more of Thompson than Earp stating:"When it comes to pure unadulterated guts I think he was the peer of all famous gunfighters." Simms was also the most knowledgeable of the Lincoln County War because he lived there and spoke with thise who participated. A very important grouping of letters in very good to near fine condition and housed in a four-point slipcase with a leather label on the spine and titles stamped in gold gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Engravings 1928-1933 by Eric Gill

      London: Faber & Faber Ltd (Printed by Hague and Gill), 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Gill, Eric. The "Faber" iconography. Green cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; leaves printed to one side only and unopened at the top edge; 133 wood engravings, seven of which had not been previously published in books. Quarto (12-3/4" x 10-3/8"), pagination: ([]-xv, [1], 1-102, [2]. Very good +, with gentle wear to tips, modest foxing to page block and endpapers, and fold of first two leaves roughly opened. Gill no. 27. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934.(). "A New version by Gilbert Seldes with a Special Introduction by Mr. Seldes and Illustrations by Pablo Picasso"--T.p. Lacking the six original etchings. No. 658 of 1500 copies signed in pencil on the colophon by Pablo Picasso. (Ideal for someone who has one of the unsigned etchings.) Drawings in the text. 4to. 117 pp., illus. VG+ in printed boards, light foxing throughout, in clear protective mylar jacket, in a good chemise starting to split along front spine edge.

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

      London : Golden Cockerel Press 1934 - 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 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Il Principio della Moralità

      MESSINA: Casa Editrice G. Principato, 1934. IIED. Brossura. BUONO. 13,5 20. Letture Filosofiche USATO

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        Maori Music : With its Polynesian Background

      Thomas Avery and Sons, New Plymouth 1934 - pp. x,483. Plates, illustrations,music. An intensive study of maori music. Fine original binding. Unusual to have such a fine copy in dust wrapper. Scarce. NZNB 451 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      London: George Harrap. London, George Harrap, 1934. Limited Edition. A near fine copy bound in full vellum. Signed by Rackham. One of 400 copies available for sale (out of 410). Some toning to the vellum. Internally tidy with a couple of foxing spots. Some toning to lower board. A presentable copy. Pied, which means two colours, is apparently derived from magpie, referring to the the black and white colouring of the Magpie (which has its own convoluted etymology!) Cover art / illustrations by Arthur Rackham [5846, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Paperback. Limited Edition. 1934.

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        Triomf en tragiek van Erasmus van Rotterdam. (Signed).

      Maastricht/ Brussel, A.A.M. Stols, 1934. Original cloth. (4), 256 p. Uncut. Illustrated. First edition. Some vague spots on the cover. A bit of foxing.l Exil edition: Zweig was a refugee in London. The first edition in German was published in Vienna 1934, for Germany was impossible. This is one of 25 numbered copies on Simili Japon. It has not been numbered, but it is signed by Zweig under the colophon. This book (the ordinary edition) was not a success - only 237 copies were sold in three years. Thereafter it was taken over by another publisher, but it is unclear what happened to the remaining copies, probably they were ditched. Triomf en tragiek ever was a scarce book. Van Dijk 337.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis]
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      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First Edition. Octavo; VG in VG- jacket; Extremely scarce copy of the first Nero Wolfe book in the original, first state jacket. With the Farrar & Rinehart recommended sticker on front as issued with almost all known copies of the book. No reviews on front flap of jacket, indicating a first state jacket; Very slight chipping to the edges, at the tail and head of spine and at the corners, lettering unaffected; the inside of the jacket, including head and tail of spine, have ink stains applied to the edges of the chipping, presumably as a way to mask the damage; front flap has a large tear along hinge; Jacket colors bright on front and spine, minimal fading, minor toning to rear panel of jacket; Unclipped original price of 2.00 present on front flap. Binding tight; Boards have slight edgewear; Text block lightly age-toned at the edges, interior unmarked; True first printing with FR colophon on copyright page, dated 1934 with no other dates or printings listed; LP consign; Shelved in case 3. Full-priced Rockville.

      [Bookseller: Second Story Books]
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        A.L.s. Sinclair Lewis to Charles Tuttle.

      South Pomfret, VT: n.p. 1934. Letter (8 1/2 by 11 inches). A.L.s., dated June 2, 1934, from novelist Sinclair Lewis to bookseller Charles Tuttle of Rutland, Vermont. Lewis noted that he was returning "master cards" of Civil War books of interest, with the expectation that Tuttle would send him the books with an invoice. Lewis also promised to return cards listing books not of interest to him. Lewis also enclosed a check for $ 1.50, in payment of a previous bill. This letter reflects the means by which booksellers controlled inventory before the advent of information technology.Lewis (1885-1951) was born in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, became a noted novelist, winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930. He published classics such as Babbitt, Main Street, and It Can't Happen Here, among others. In 1928, he purchased a second home in West Pomfret, Vermont, where he evidently became acquainted with Tuttle.Charles Tuttle (1915-1993) was a noted publisher and bookseller, the founder of Charles E. Tuttle Company. He became known for publishing African-American literature and for dealing in rare books. Tuttle was part of the United States Army of Occupation in Japan at the end of World War II, where he established a publishing company.Folded, and bent at lower left corner.

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

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc. ]
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        Enjoying Pictures

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1934. Meditations in the National Gallery and Elsewhere. Large octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. With 32 monochrome plates. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned; an excellent copy in the dust jacket with minor loss to head of spine and front panel, small chip to foot of spine. First edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket. This work gradually builds Bell's theory of aesthetics by commenting on, amongst others, a number of works in the National Gallery and the Vatican.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The White Sybil & Men of Avalon [Smith's Copy]

      Everett, PA: Fantasy Publications. Everett, PA, Fantasy Publications, n.d. [1934]. First Edition. First Impression. The author's copy, with his pencil annotations and signature at the end of his entry. Originally titled 'The White Sybil of Polarion', Smith had the story rejected for Weird Tales in 1932. William Crawford, who published Lovecraft's Shadow over Innsmouth under his Visionary imprint, solicited stories from Smith for his Unusual Stories magazine. Smith sent him The White Sybil, which had been revised somewhat from the rejected manuscript, and Crawford put this pamphlet together. [Smith, Maze of the Enchanter, 2008, p197]. The annotations are minimal, mainly typos and the odd addition. And let's not forget David H. Keller, an important figure in the then developing field of science fiction. Only 500 copies published. Despite the required edits, the publication is a reasonably well put together pamphlet. ALS from noted SF fan, dealer and publisher Roy A. Squires, outlining details of the transaction. Not mentioned in Eshbach's 'Over My Shoulder'. Covers with some stains and toning to the paper. Currey identifies two states of the item, this being the state with two dots on a 22mm line (the other being three dots and 25mm). This being the author's copy may suggest priority, but it's pretty much immaterial. Locke states that only 250 of the 500 copies were bound, and there are at least eight variants in colour [Locke, Spectrum, p75, Vol III]. Presented in custom clamshell box. Provenance: Sylvia Starshine thence George Locke. [5971, Hyraxia Books]. n.d. [1934] . Very Good. Paperback. 1st Edition. 1934.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Nouvelle clé des songes.

      Paris: Chez Creuzevault, 1934.(). 4to. [49] pp.; 20 watercolors by the author, each signed in pencil, protected by tissue guards. Number 788 of 1150 copies on vélin Aussédat, signed and initialed by the author on the rear colophon. Very good in wraps with bumped spine ends and a 7-cm crease along top of spine, in original glassine jacket with several small tears and creases.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Everest 1933.

      London, Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1934. 8vo. Original cloth gilt, illustrated dust-wrapper; pp. xiii, [3], 390; sepia photograph frontispiece, 58 sepia photographic plates, 3 diagrams in text, 4 maps, including 3 large folding; wear to head and tail of spine of wrapper, internally a few spots, inscription to flyleaf, a very good copy. First edition. The official account of the fourth expedition to Everest, led by Hugh Ruttledge with a team that included Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton, Wyn Harris, and L.R. Wager. Harris and Wager made a summit attempt from the famous Camp VI, reaching 28,200 feet in attempting to determine whether the northeast ridge was climbable. During this climb they came upon the ice-axe of either Mallory or Irvine, lost nine years before on their fateful climb. Harris and Wager found the 'second step' unclimbable and had to revert to a traverse of the face, when time ran out. On the return to the high camp Wager struggled to the crest of the ridge and became the first man to look down the awesome east face of Everest. Classics of Mountaineering Literature 33; Neate R99; Yakushi R213a; Perret 3830.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        The Breakdown of Money. An Historical Explanation.

      London: Sheed & Ward, 1934 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled and creased, tanning to endpapers, some foxing to fore edge, spine, panels, and joints of dust jacket sunned, discolouration marks to front panel, nicks and creases to extremities, an excellent copy in a very good dust jacket. First edition, first impression, of British schoolmaster and university teacher Hollis's second book on the Depression. "This is not a text-book of economics nor generalisations for the social idealist: it is a handbook about the depression for the plain man, starting from his simplest questions, leading to common-sense conclusions" (dust jacket blurb). Hollis was a Catholic Chestertonian, closely associated with the Social Credit movement. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        uvres complètes publiées pour la première fois par Paul Harsin.

      Paris: Librairie du recueil Sirey, 1934 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original printed wrappers, uncut and largely unopened. Short tear at foot of spine to volume 1; an excellent set. Single plate in volume 1. First edition of this important and scholarly edition of Law's works, the first modern attempt to include all of Law's writings and correspondence, preceded only by the collected edition published in 1790 by Sénovert. More recent scholarship has discounted some of the works included here as Law's, but it remains a very useful edition. INED 2693 bis; Mattioli 1949. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze + full chemise and slipcase

      New York: Randon House(1934). Stated 1st Edition, and one of only 1900 copies of the1st Printing of the author's 1st book, in original dustjacket, and housed in a grayish-green cloth-covered full chemise and slipcase with a black leather spine label with gold printing. The Near Fine book is bound in rough finish woven ivory colored cloth with a black spine, a gold foil with black printing wrap-around title band mounted on the binding, and it has publisher's orange upper page edges. The book is straight, clean, very tight (probably unread), with no previous owner's writing or soiling. There is a very slight bump to the upper spine end by the back fold, a tiny black dot (pencil-point sized) to the lower rear binding panel, and a short, narrow depression to the front of the gold foil band that didn't remove any color. The dustjacket is surprisingly well preserved for aged uncoated paper - very close to Near Fine but I'll call it VG+. It is price intact, clean and not fragile, with some of the normal toning to the edges (less than it looks like on our scan) and a bit more toning to the spine though the black and red spine printing isn't faded at all. It has 3 small edge nicks at spine end folds, 1 very short completely closed edge tear upper front panel near the spine, a small surface abrasion at the lower spine end not interferring with lettering - and that's it as far as wear. There are a few faint finger smudges that aren't obtrusive at all. The dustjacket is now protected by a clear, removable heavy mylar cover. The chemise and slipcase have been custom made to fit the book at some time in the past. The chemise folds to cover the book all the way around (with ends open) and has a ribbon-pull to get the book and chemise out of the slipcase easily. There is just a tiny bit of cloth wear to the outside edges of the slipcase, and some small surface scratches not affecting the gilt lettering to the leather title label on the slipcase's closed side. Our scan makes the chemise look a different color than the slipcase but it isn't - both are the darker color shown in the slipcase spine image. Quite a handsome presentation of the author's 1st book of short stories. ; 9-1/8" x 5-3/4"; 270 pages, 20, 13, 14, NF/VG+

      [Bookseller: Authors & Artists]
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        Les enfants de la chance

      - Nrf, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, uno dei 80 esemplari numerati sul filo puro, edizione deluxe. Ex-dono con inchiostro turchese sulla parte superiore della pagina occhietto, altrimenti bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Petites traces d'insolation en tête et en pied du dos qui est ridé, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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      1934 - Very Good. Some toning to paper. Ovtsevodstvo. By M. F. Ivanov. Rare book on sheep breeding, published 1934 in Moscow (1933 or title page). Text in Russian. Askaniia Breed of Sheep a fine-fleeced breed developed in the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute for Animal Breeding (Askaniia-Nova) by Academician M. F. Ivanov (member, V. I. Lenin Ail-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences) in the period from 1925 to 1934 by systematic selective breeding of local merino sheep, chosen for their wool yield and liveweight, which were crossed with rams of the American Rambouillet. Great attention was paid to the care and feeding of the animals. The sheep had a strong constitution and good body formation. The Askaniia breed of sheep is outstanding for both wool and meat productivity. The liveweight of the rams is between 110and 140 kg, reaching a maximum of 180 kg; the liveweight of the ewes in the best flocks is 60–70 kg. The average wool yield of the rams is 10–12 kg; that of the ewes, 5.5–6.0 kg. The Askaniia breed holds the world record for wool yield—30.6 kg. Most of the wool is rated 64 and is 7–8 cm long. The yield of pure wool is 40–55 percent. The sheep are well adapted to a dry climate. The breed is widely used for improved fleece qualities. It is raised in the southern Ukraine and in the RSFSR. The best herds are on the Askaniia-Nova pedigree stock breeding farm and on the Krasnyi chaban (Kherson Oblast), “Kommunist” (Zaporozh’e Oblast), and Shmidt (Nikolaevsk Oblast) pedigree stocksovkhozes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: JULIAN'S BOOKS]
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        Doctor Martino and other stories.

      8vo. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. 8vo., [viii], 371, [1 colophon] pp. Original red and dark-blue cloth lettered in gilt, top-edge dark-blue, unopened, uncut. Backstrip is mostly faded to grey, otherwise a very good copy. Signed by William Faulkner at the colophon. First edition, first printing, one of 360 signed copies printed on rag paper, this being number 167. Faulkner's second collection of short stories.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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