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        Canterbury Tales

      Garden City Publishing Company 1934 - Brown cloth over boards. Pictorial pastedown on cover. A small area on cover is darkened. Spine is slightly faded. Some underlining in pencil throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
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        Mary Poppins

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles in dark blue, vignette to upper cover, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Mary Shepard. An excellent copy in the spine tanned jacket, shallow chipping to ends of spine, light wear to extremities. First US edition, first printing of the first Mary Poppins book, originally published in the UK in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Man with a Bull-Tongue Plow

      Dutton, NY 1934 - Dustwrapper shows a completely closed 1" tear to top of front panel. Book shows typical brown offsetting to endsheets. Previous owner's neat bookplate to front pastedown. A tight, clean (and most acceptable) copy of the author's first regularly publishe book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Europa in Waffen - Ein Dokument in 180 Bildern, welches den Rüstungsstand der europäischen Armeen Ende des Jrs. 1933 zeigt

      ohne Verlagsangabe, 1934,. 54 S., komplett mit allen 180 eingeklebten Bildern, paperback, Format 30 x 30,5 cm, altersgerecht guter Zustand, Kanten bestoßen, Namensstempel im Vorderdeckel, Seiten stellenweise leicht fleckig, 4 cm breite Leimspur im Hinterdeckel am Rand entlang.

      [Bookseller: Versandhandel für Sammler]
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        R.E. Lee A Biography

      Charles Scribners & Sons, N.Y. 1934 - First edition. Four volumes bound in red cloth. (1934-35). The letter "A" is present on the copyright page of all four volumes. Maps, plans, photos. Index. Appendix. SIGNED BY FREEMAN in Vol. 1. Some minor soiling and wear, otherwise near fine condition. A RARE FREEMAN SIGNATURE of a classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        The Voyage of the Bounty's Launch, as related in William Bligh's Despatch to the Admiralty, and the Journal of John Fryer. With an introduction by Owen Rutter and wood-engravings by Robert Gibbings.

      Folio, 32cm, pp.86, colophon, The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1934. - Number 259 of 300 copies handset in Golden Cockerel type and printed on Arnold all-rag paper. Illustrated with 11 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Bound in rust-coloured canvas, the boards covered with natural-coloured canvas, lettered in gold up the spine, t.e.g., others uncut. A near fine copy. (Chanticleer 95, Kirkus 47) The first of the Golden Cockerel Press `Bounty' books. An innovation was the `sail-type' binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collinge & Clark]
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        The Rock - 1st Edition

      Faber & Faber Limited [1934], London - First Edition, Gallup A26, in Nearly Fine condition, light soiling and rubbing, short closed tear to half-title page in Very Good, lightly chipped dust-jacket. One of 1,000 hard-cover copies in grey paper boards, lettered in blue down the spine and with white dust-jacket printed in grey and red, published on May 31 at 2s 6d., simultaneously with an additional 1,000 copies in grey paper wrappers. Signed and dated 29. IX. 36 by T. S. Eliot on the front end paper ; The Pageant Play written for performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9 June 1934 on behalf of the Forty-Five Churches Fund of the Diocese of London. Book of Words by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Death Ship

      Knopf 1934 - New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 372 pp. 8vo, publisher's cloth in dust jacket. First American edition. Very good book in a very good price-clipped dust jacket, First Printing April 1934 stated on copyright page. Very rare in this condition, especially the dust jacket. Translated by the author. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Death Ship: The Story of an American Sailor

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1934 - 372 pp, 12mo. Cloth in dj. First edition. Minimal shelfwear to boards, lt tanning and minor soil to eps, gently shaken. P.o.'s neat name and "first" in ink to ffep. Interior otherwise clean. Dj edgeworn and soiled, w/ chipping to spine ends, approx. 1" piece missing from center of spine, front flap roughly clipped; spine sunned. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        Man Ray, photographies 1920-1934 Paris (2d ed.)

      James Thrall Soby / Random House 1934 - 7 De coleccionista-muy bueno./ Collector's item-very good. Spiral bound professionally restored. Slight marks of handling and wear on the edges of the illustrated cover. Otherwise, book interior in excellent conditions. Product description: This is a very rare first edition, second printing of Man Ray’s highly acclaimed, "Man Ray Photographs 1920 – 1934 Paris" published by James Thrall Soby (with Random House) & Cahiers d'Art, Hartford & New York / Paris in 1934. There is controversy surrounding the actual edition of this book. Writing in The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, Andrew Roth wrote points out that the first edition, second issue, with the fictitious "Second Edition" on the cancel title page was placed there by the publisher who "attempted to generate demand where none existed by suggesting the edition had sold out. After replacing the title pages of these copies with one stating second edition, he returned them for sale." Regardless of the issue point, Parr & Badger in their book, "The Photobook: A History", state that the Man Ray photographs contained in this edition are "regarded by some as amongst the greatest of the twentieth century. This was Man Ray’s first monograph and his friends pulled out all the stops to herald it. It contains poetry and essays by the leading figures of the Dada and Surrealist movements: André Breton, Paul Éluard, Marcel Duchamp (written under his famous pseudonym "Rrose Selavy") and Tristan Tzara. Containing 84 stunning full page black and white monochromes (photographs) and 19 rayographs, the book is a tall quarto (12" x 10") that is spiral bound in stiff photographically illustrated wrappers.

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        The Maltese Falcon

      Modern Library 1934 - Semi flexible balloon covers. Pages have a touch of tanning at the edges. Cloth on spine has some lightening. A wrinkle in the cloth on the spine. Jacket has 225 books listed. 95 cents on the jacket flap. White parts of the jacket have tanned especially at the spine. Small wear at edges of jacket. The largest is a 3/8" triangular piece missing at the bottom edge of the rear panel. Wear and resulting split at top and bottom of front hinge on jacket up to 1/2". Same on rear jacket hinge but up to 1/4" No fading or rubbing. Jacket in mylar cover with the whole in a plastic bag to protect. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Indian Hills Books]
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        Pirates of Venus - 1st Edition

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, CA 1934 - A handsome First Edition/First Printing in the blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed extremities in Fine dust-jacket. End papers decorated with the map of Venus (Amtor) drawn by Burroughs. Zeuschner 406 ; "If a female figure in a white shroud enters your bedchamber at midnight on the thirteenth day of this month, answer this letter; otherwise do not." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB]
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        Grammar Can Be Fun

      ew York- Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AThis is a first edition of this grammatical book for children. %0D%0AMunro leaf was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his career. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a cloth binding. Externally, smart with light bumping and some sunning to spine. Dampstaining to rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD%0D%0A.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        MR. PARKER PYNE DETECTIVE

      New York: Dodd, Mead Company,. 1934. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-244 [245] [246: ad] [247-248: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank],. original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained orange, fore-edge rough trimmed, decorated endpapers.. Several very faint water strikes to cloth on front cover, a bright,. near fine copy in a very good dust jacket with 10 x 35 mm chip from. head of spine panel, tiny chips from upper front corner tips, and. shelf wear at tail of spine panel and lower corner tips. Rare in. jacket. (#80310). First U.S. edition. A Dodd, Mead "Red Badge" mystery. Collection of twelve short stories first published in England by Collins in 1934 as PARKER PYNE INVESTIGATES. "On rereading, the collection holds up very well." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2420. Hubin (1994), p. 164. Queen, The Detective Short Story, p. 25.

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        Mr. Parker Pyne Detective

      Dodd Mead, New York 1934 - First Edition. 8vo; [vi] 246pp. Publisher's orange cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in black, the top edge stained orange, the fore-edge untrimmed, with decorated endpapers; in an illustrated dust jacket priced at $2.00.A Very Fine copy, square, tight and extremely clean, in a Fine, vibrant jacket, with barely any toning, that appears to have had a sliver of restoration to the top edge. A collection of twelve short stories first published in England (1934) as "Parker Pyne Investigates." Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2420. A truly superlative copy, espcially scarce in a collectible jacket. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter, signed.

      Amherst 1934 - Single sheet measuring 6 1/8 by 8 inches. Addressed to Mr. Cutler, who was the principal of Athol High School in Massachusetts. Dated November 14, 1934, Frost appears to be responding to Cutler's request for a lecture, which he declines due to "being sent south for my health," though he adds that "(t)he health is no very serious matter but serious enough for caution." Although overtly a standard reply, there is a great deal of biographical subtext at play in this letter. A month or so after this letter, Elinor Frost wrote to her friend Edith Fobes, noting that "(w)e are here in the South on Robert's account. He is hoping to avoid one of those grippe and rheumatic infections that he has suffered from the last two winters." Ironically, though, it was Elinor who was suffering the most during this time, as 1934 also marked the year in which the Frosts' youngest daughter, Marjorie, died from complications during the birth of her first child. In the same letter to Fobes, Elinor wrote that she had suffered "a severe attack of angina," which, she reported, "is added to the other heart complications." These would eventually lead to her death from a heart attack in March, 1938. A fine letter, with the original holograph envelope.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Eight Individual Plays. Being: Black Coffee, 1934; Ten Little Niggers, 1944; The Hollow, 1952; Witness for the Prosecution, 1954; The Mousetrap, 1954; Spider's Web, 1956; The Unexpected Guest, 1958; Go Back for Murder, 1960.

      London: Samuel French Limited, 1934 - 1960. - 8 volumes; 8vo. French's Acting Editions, several First Printings. In their original soft covers, cream pictorial to 3 volumes, blue with titles in black to the other 5. A few covers a little dusty. A fantastic collection of plays from the Queen of Mystery, each with date of the original performance and names of characters and actors in the cast; from Black Coffee, the second play to include Christie's most popular character, the detective Hercule Poirot, to her more famous Witness for the Prosecution, Ten Little Niggers, and, of course, The Mousetrap. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Unfinished Portrait

      Garden City: Doubleday Doran. 1934. First. First American edition. Neat, contemporary owner name, corners slightly bumped else fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny nicks. No fading to the delicate pink color on the jacket. A non-mystery in which a young woman tells the story of her tragic life to an interested young artist. A lovely copy of the second Agatha Christie novel written under the Westmacott pseudonym. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Oeuvre scientifique. Recueil des Principaux travaux publie par les soins de J.A.Barré u.a.

      Paris Masson 1934 - VI, 638 S., einige Abb. Halbleinwandband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Selten. - Das wissenschaftliche Gesamtwerk des großen Neurologen in einer sehr schönen Originalausgabe der Zeit: "A Clinical neurologist par Excellence and a discerning histologist and histopathologist". Haymaker S. 397/400. - "J.F.F. Babinski (1857/1932), a student under Charcot at the Salpêtrière, founded the neurology service at the Hospital de la Pitié and contributed extensively to various aspects of neurology". (MacHenry S. 350/352) Inhalt: - La méthode en sémiologie - La sémiologie - Les tumeurs et les compressions cérébrales - Les affections non pyramidales - Les affections du cervelet, du bulbe et du labyrinthe - Les paraplégies et les affections de la moelle - Les affections des nerfs - Les affections des muscles - L'hystérie et le pithiatisme - Les troubles physiopathiques - La thérapeutique - Ellenberger S. 785/789. - Kolle Bd. II, S. 162 ff. - Gutes, fleckenfreies Ex., Titelblatt mit gelöschtem Bibl. - Stempel.

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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

      BOSTON, MA LITTLE, BROWN AND CO PUB 1934. - VERY GOOD+ IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING WITH 1934 ON TITLE PAGE AND "PUBLISHED JUNE 1934" ON COPYRIGHT PAGE; D.J. PRICED 1.25 BOOK HAS OFFSET SHADOW FROM A BOOKPLATE (REMOVED) ON THE FRONT PASTE-DOWN ENDPAPER, PREVIOUS OWNER'S NAME ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, AND SOME MODEST SOIL TO REAR COVER BUT OTHERWISE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. D.J. HAS VERY SLIGHT LOSS TO THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS BUT IS OTHERWISE CLEAN AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. QUITE A NICE COPY OF THE SCARCE TRUE FIRST EDITION. The first British edition was published 4 months after the Little Brown edition but the story had seen initial publication in periodical form as a supplement for an English newspaper and by the Atlantic Magazine. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. .

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

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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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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        GOOD-BYE, MR. CHIPS

      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]

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        MOSS ROSE.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., [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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        THE BIG BAD WOLF AND LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

      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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        EXPOSICIÓN DE ENCUADERNACIONES ESPAÑOLAS, SIGLOS XII AL XIX

      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]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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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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