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        Appointment in Samarra

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1934] - O'Hara's wildly successful first novel, rare enough in an acceptable dust jacket, here with a fine inscription on the flyleaf: "To Lorraine MacLean/ in Bullock's Wilshire/window/ John O'Hara, Sept. 2/1934." First edition. 8vo. 301 pp. Black cloth. A fine copy in near fine first state dust jacket designed by Maurer (professional restoration to spine ends and top of back panel), in custom half-morocco clamshell box. Bruccoli A2.1.a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Munitions Industry: Hearings before the Special Committee Investigating the Munitions Industry, United States Senate, Seventy-Third Congress, Pursuant to S. Res. 206 - Parts 1-34, Pages 1 - 11,319 [ Missing Parts 35-40 ]

      United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 1934 - A very good copy of a 14-volume, near-complete set, bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering to the spines and marbled endpapers, each volume bearing Congressman's Louis Ludlow's name in gilt at the base of the spine. Parts 1-14 have sparse marginal pencil strikes at some key passages, with some penciled topics/page numbers to a small number of the section covers/endpapers; else the texts are unmarked. The parts are bound as follows: Parts 1-3 (pt. 1. September 4-6, 1934. Electric Boat Co. -- pt. 2. September 7, 1934. Driggs Ordnance & Engineering Co. -- pt. 3. September 7 and 10, 1934. American Armament Corporation); Parts 4-6 (pt. 4. September 10-12, 1934. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation -- pt. 5. September 12-14, 1934. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. -- pt. 6. September 17 and 18, 1934. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Co. and United Aircraft Exports, Inc.); Parts 7-9 ( pt. 7. September 18-20, 1934. Federal Laboratories, Inc. -- pt. 8. September 20,21, 1934. Lake Erie Chemical Co. and U.S. Ordnance Engineers -- pt. 9. December 4 and 5, 1934. International munitions control ); Parts 10-12 (pt. 10. December 5 and 6, 1934. Embargoes -- pt. 11. December 6,7, and 10, 1934. Chemical preparations following the war and interchange of military information -- pt. 12. December 11 and 12, 1934. Relationship of munitions makers to the government; international connections in the chemical industry ); Parts 13-4 (pt. 13. December 13, 1934. Profiteering, government contracts and expenditures during World War, including Old Hickory contract -- pt. 14. December 14, 1934. Old Hickory contract (continued) ); Parts 15-16 (pt. 15. December 17 and 18, 1934. Old Hickory contract (continued) and industrial organization in war . pt. 16. December 19, 1934. Industrial organization in war (continued); examples in World War and plans for next war); Parts17-18 ( pt. 17. December 20 and 21, 1934. Industrial organization in war (concluded); examples in World War and plans for next war -- pt. 18. January 21-25,29,30, and 31, 1935. Naval shipbuilding; New York Shipbuilding Corporation.); Parts 19-20 (pt. 19. February 1,4-7, and 11, 1935. Naval shipbuilding; New York Shipbuilding Corporation (concluded) -- pt. 20 February 12-15, 18-21, 1935. Naval shipbuilding; Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company ); arts 21-22 (pt. 21. February 22, 25-28, and March 12-15, 1935. Naval shipbuilding; Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation . --pt. 22. March 19-21, 28-29, 1935. Limitation of war profits; wartime taxation and price control); Parts 23-24 (pt. 23. April 1-5, 1935. Naval Shipbuilding; Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Bath Iron Works Corp., Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., United Dry Docks, Inc. -- pt. 24. Limitation of war profits and naval shipbuilding ); Parts 25-26 (pt. 25. January 7 and 8, 1936. World War financing and United States industrial expansion, 1914-1915; J.P. Morgan & Company -- pt. 26. January 9 and 10, 1936. World War financing and United States industrial expansion, 1915); Parts 27-28 (pt. 27. January 13 and 14, 1936. World War financing 1915; neutrality 1914-1917; J.P. Morgan & Company -- pt. 28. January 15 and 16, 1936. Neutrality 1914-17; World War financing 1916 ); Parts 29-30 (pt. 29. February 4 and 5, 1936. Allied financing in the United States, 1917-1923; J.P. Morgan & Company -- pt. 30. February 6, 1936. Exhibits on wartime and post-war financing, 1914-1923); Parts 31-33 (pt. 31. February 6, 1936. Exhibits on wartime and post-war financing, 1914-1923 (Continued) -- pt. 32. Februrary 6, 1936. Exhibits on wartime and post-war financing, 1914-1923 (Continued) -- pt. 33. Februrary 6, 1936. Exhibits on wartime and post-war financing, 1914-1923 (Continued) ; Part 34 (pt. 34. Exhibits on wartime and post-war financing, 1914-1923 (Continued). Missing from the complete set are the six last parts, 35-40. Some small surface tears/surface abrasions to boards of volume Parts 15-16 and volume Part 34. Else the bindings are solid: no sp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tender is the Night

      Scribner, scribners 1934 - First Edition, First Printing with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. A stunning second issue dustjacket that has benefitted from professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with no chips or tears. The book is excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Fitzgerald First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Appointment in Samarra

      Harcourt Brace and Company 1934 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John O'Hara. This original First Issue dustjacket with "Recent Fiction" on top back panel of dustjacket. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with no chips or tears. The book is excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in SIGNED by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Winner Take Nothing (Leather Bound) (Signed by Author)

      Jonathan Cape. Very Good. 1934. First UK Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by Hemingway on front fly leaf "To Luis Lonzo with all best wishes Ernest Hemingway La Habana 1943". Three quarter tan calf leather bound cover with 5 raised bands, gilt stamped spine decor and marbled boards is in Very Good+ or better condition. Housed in a matching tan calf leather slip case which is in Very Good+ condition. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Light damp stain to top edge (does not extend into the pages). Pages clean and in very good condition. ; 7.87 X 5.43 X 0.94 inches; Signed by Author .

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        Caledonia. A Fragment. Illustrated by Edward Burra.

      London: [for the author, 1934] - Octavo. Original tartan-patterned boards, red cloth backstrip, printed paper label to upper board. Boards very lightly rubbed, backstrip rubbed and a little frayed, upper joint starting First edition, sole impression, one of fewer than 100 copies printed for Powell himself. Dedication copy inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "And Wyndham Lloyd, Esquire being the latter of these two gentlemen [referred to the in the printed dedication] and this copy being presented by the author himself. Feb. 16th 1930, XXV Geo 5". Loosely inserted in a typed letter signed with both typed and manuscript corrections. Addressed to Lloyd and signed "Tony", it is dated August 26, 1949 and offers thanks for the gift of a book, "Thank you so much for the 'Wonderful Characters' who absolutely delighted me. I have done no more than skim through them yet, but particularly liked the man who crucified himself. I see the Powell family seem to have got no further than being pedestrians; and I have yet to find any Lloyds who are surely included". Powell also refers to a stay with friends in Cornwall and discusses his edition of the Letters of John Aubrey, "The new edition is printed on cardboard instead of lavatory paper so that it appears to be at least three times as long. Do not be taken in by this". The recipient, Wyndham Edward Buckley Lloyd, is referred to in the printed dedication as "A gentleman residing in London, member of a Royal College of Surgeons and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians". His book, A Hundred Years of Medicine, was published in 1936. Wyndham Lloyd was the brother of the first dedicatee, John Davies Knatchbull Lloyd, who was friendly with the group of intellectuals known as the Bright Young Things, of which Powell was a member. Though Caledonia was printed in order to be given away, most copies were not inscribed at the time of publication, and contemporary inscriptions are particularly uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1934. First. First edition. Boards are slightly soiled and near fine, with a supplied proof dustwrapper which came directly from the estate of the artist Arthur Hawkins, Jr. The jacket has been folded with a crease at the spine, Knopf's small Borzoi logo has been cut away from the rear panel (possibly for another design by Hawkins), and Hawkins has written the date "1933" on the front flap, although the book wasn't released until 1934. However the jacket is exceptionally bright and otherwise fine, and about .25" taller than the finished version, to which we have compared it (although otherwise identical to it). The jacket was unsigned by Hawkins, unlike most of his work, but is credited to him in Heller and Chwast's seminal study of jacket design, Jackets Required -- the survival of this proof in his estate seems to confirm their research. A milestone of hardboiled literature that was the basis for the classic 1946 film featuring Lana Turner and John Garfield (as well as at least three other versions). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. This proof jacket is likely unique. .

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

      Robert M. Ballou, (1934)., New York: - Original light blue linen. Ink mark on front endpaper, slight fading, a very good copy. First state dust-jacket a little faded (probably once washed) and with some very light wear at the extremities. Half leather case. First edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        TEDDY TAIL WADDLE BOOK

      Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London and Glascow 1934 - (Comics) TEDDY TAILS WADDLE BOOK. London and Glascow: Wm. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., [1934]. First edition. 4to - 7-1/2" x 10-1/4". Color pictorial boards are quite fresh and clean with just the slightest bit of wear to the board corners. Color pictorial endpapers. [23]pp. + [2]pp instructions for assembling waddle figures. Eleven pages illustrated in full color within text with the remaining pages being illustrated in black and white within text. Also included in this offering is the original printed envelope containing the runway on which the waddle figures walk along with the two assembled waddle figures. This is truely a unique offering of the most elusive of the three "Waddle" books. The condition of all items is VERY GOOD. No other known complete copies of this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        Courageous Women: Inspiring Biographies of Girls Who Grew to be Women of Courage and Achievement -by L M Montgomery, Marian Keith, M B McKinley ( Lucy Maud / Mabel Burns ) (in rare variant dustjacket)

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934, 1st Edition, 1st Printing - -----------hardcover, red cloth, a Near Fine copy, in a lovely Good/Very Good text design dustjacket with some shallow chipping and a few closed tears, a wee bit of age toning to the spine of the jacket (and I do mean wee), a sticker has been placed over the price on the front flap but careful examination with abright light reveals a 1.50 price tag, incredibly rare in any dustjacket, this is the variant jacket (with text only) of the more often seen pictorial dustjacket edition, no priority has been established but all dustjacketed copies are rare, ---the pictorial dustjacketed copies are in a reddish-orange cloth and are slightly taller than this variant issue, ----as per the Lucy Maud Montgomery bibliography by Frank and Juanita Lechowick this copy is in maroon cloth (I'd call it red but who am I to quibble), as well this has the ruled line on the copyright page, red stain to upper edge of text block as called for, 19.6 cm tall (versus 20.9 cm on the red-orange issue) ---no priority established between the two issues but it is difficult to imagine McClelland and Stewart producing this with a pictorial dustjacket for the first "run" and then finding demand high and issuing it with a text jacket, it SEEMS much more likely that unexpected demand for the book with the text dustjacket would lead M&S to issue further copies with a more visually appealing pictorial dj ---and of course, if the pictorial jacket had been used on the first production run why change it all?, a very scarce book but especially so in dustjacket, the Lechowick bibliography states that there is one recorded copy of this title in this text design dustjacket ---now two copies are known but I guess there are other copies out there burrowed away in some little hidey-hole, -----contents include: The Maid of France: Joan of Arc; The Angel of the Crimea: Florence Nightingale; The Great White Ma: Mary Slessor of Calabar; A Brave Deed: Laura Secord; Happiness in a Log Cabin: Catharine Parr Traill; A Noble Girl Queen: Queen Victoria; Courage in Danger: Madeleine De Vercheres; From Darkness to Light: Helen Keller; A Friend of the School: Ada May Courtice; The Golden Chrysanthemum: Caroline MacDonald; A Loyal Pioneer of the West: Elizabeth Louise Mair; Caring for Indians: Anna J Gaudin; A War Heroine: Edith Cavell; Braving the White North: Sadie Stringer; Canada's Queen of Song: Madame Albani; The Princess of the Paddle: ( Tekakionwake ) E Pauline Johnson; A Leader in Education: Aletta Elise Marty; A Pupil at School: Dr Margaret MacKellar; A Daughter of the Empire: Margaret Polson Murray; Service for Others: Lady Tilley; Champion of Dumb Animals: Marshall Saunders, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup (Member of IOBA)]
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        3rd and Market Street, San Francisco

      1934 - E. H. Suydam Original pencil drawing designed for San Francisco, A Pageant Published New York: 1943 Drawings completed San Francisco: 1931-34 24” x 19 1/4” framed Edward Howard Suydam, an accomplished painter and printmaker working during the early part of the twentieth century, created a body of work that served to illustrate and document the development and growth of several important American cities. A student of Philadelphia artist Thornton Oakley at the School of Industrial Art, Suydam gained a firm background in illustration, which later led him to work for numerous books and periodicals including Harper’s, The Forum and Country Life. Suydam’s views of San Francisco are captivating and quite revealing about its architecture, commerce and growth. The primary purpose behind such views were to entice easterners to travel to the golden city of the west.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Marlborough. His Life and Times.

      London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1934–9 - Large octavo., 4 vols. Original purple cloth, titles gilt to spines, in dust jackets. Endpapers a little foxed and browned, but internally very clean, spines slightly sunned with the typical ghosting through the jackets, jackets similarly sunned and chipped with a few edge-splits, but a very nice set. Profusely illustrated with plates, portrait, maps and facsimiles. Limited Presentation Edition. Volume I, Second Impression of the New Edition, revised, 1939; Volume II, Second Impression, 1934; Volumes III & IV, First Editions, 1936 and 1938 respectively. Inscribed on the front free endpaper of Volume I; "To Cyril Newall from Winston S. Churchill. May 1941". Newall served with the RFC in WWI, becoming involved in the training for, and organization of, long-range reconnaissance and bombing operations; "41 wing. was formed under his command at Ochey, near Nancy, in October 1917 to specialize in raids on Germany. That brigade, led by Newall as a brigadier-general from December, joined Trenchard's independent bombing force after May 1918. Its actual achievements were small, but both Trenchard and Newall became convinced that the morale impact of bombing on Germans had been devastating" (ODNB). In the inter-war years he rose through a number of important postings including four years as head of RAF Middle East, becoming Chief of Air Staff in 1937, "Sir John Slessor, who worked closely with Newall in the late 1930s, described him as 'the prime architect of the wartime air force'." Replaced by Portal in 1940, Newall was promoted to Air Marshal, appointed to the Order of Merit, and made Governor-General of New Zealand. Woods A40(a). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        JAPANESE GOBLIN POETRY: Rendered into English By Lafcadio Hearn and Illustrated by His Own Drawings. Compiled by His Son Kazuo Koizumi.

      A FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION OF 500 COPIES Tokyo 1934, - Oyama. White cloth spine over blue Kasuri cottoncovers, tall folio, Japanese & English text, 23 tipped-intissue facsimiles, spine a bit rubbed, contents clean, withpresentation card signed, dated & sealed by Kazuo Koizumi. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Call It Sleep

      New York: Robert O. Ballou. (1934). First. First edition, first printing. Spotting on the cloth boards, a good copy in good dustwrapper worn at the extremities and with a modest chip at the crown. A classic Jewish-American novel (as well as a high point of proletarian fiction) about the terrors of a young boy growing up in a squalid and poverty-stricken urban immigrant neighborhood. Forgotten almost immediately upon publication, it was rediscovered in the 1950s and '60s and now stands among the finest novels of the 20th Century. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Photographs 1920-1934 Paris With a Portrait by Picasso - Texts by André Breton Paul Eluard Rrose Sélavy [a.k.a. Marcel Duchamp], Tristan Tzara - Preface by Man Ray.

      Hartford James Thrall Soby 1934 - Inscribed By Man Ray to Dancer and Artist Corinne Chochem RAY, Man. Photographs 1920-1934 Paris. With a Portrait by Picasso - Texts by André Breton Paul Eluard Rrose Sélavy [a.k.a. Marcel Duchamp], Tristan Tzara - Preface by Man Ray. Harford Connecticut/ New York: James Thrall Soby/Random House, [1934]. First edition with the cancel title with the fictitious "second edition"statement. According to 101 Books, by Roth, the publisher "attempted to generate demand where none existed by suggesting the edition had sold out. copies with the original title page are exceedingly rare." Presentation copy, inscribed by Man Ray at the top of the Contents page: "To Corinne Chochem/ Cordially Man Ray 1948." Large quarto. [vi], 104, [1, blank], [1, colophon]. pp. Extensively illustrated with 104 black and white photogravures. In publisher’s stiff wraps (front cover in full-color, rear cover in plain light yellow) spiral bound by original white plastic comb. Some rubbing to edges of wraps. Front wrap with a few creases. Rear wrap with some minor scuffing. Comb split in one place (yet still holding pages solidly). Still, a very nice copy, with beautiful photographic images throughout. "Best remembered for her contribution to Jewish cultural life and for her unique ability to inspire those around her, Corinne Chochem had a distinct impact on Hebrew folk dance, both in her teaching and her two books, Palestine Dances (1941) and Jewish Holiday Dances (1948), the latter an original work for which Leonard Bernstein, Darius Milhaud, Ernst Toch, and Tedesco wrote music based on the original folk tunes. Studying in Israel in 1950, she met and married the painter Yehoshua Kovarsky, and began to study painting. Later in life, under the name of Kovarska, she found fulfillment as a painter with several exhibits in Los Angeles. She used both acrylics and ink. Her final black period was exhibited in New York in 1987." (Jewish Woman's Archive). HBS 65586. $7,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Appointment in Samarra

      Harcourt, Brace & Co, New York 1934 - O'Hara's debut novel, and by far his most enduring work, selected by the Modern Library as one of the best 100 American novels of the 20th century. In a very pretty example of the classic Alfred Maurer dustwrapper. APG 002d. Octavo (20.5cm); black cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; yellow topstain; dustjacket; 301pp. A tight, Near Fine copy, with just a hint of dusting to text block edges; top-stain just a little dull. Publisher's slip inserted between copyright page and dedication. In First Issue dustjacket (per Ahearn APG), with ads for "Recent Fiction" on rear panel; jacket unclipped, Near Fine but for some light rubbing and a small (ca 1/16") spot of restoration at center of front panel, repairing a puncture. A bright copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Civic Center, San Francisco

      1934 - E. H. Suydam Original pencil drawing designed for San Francisco, A Pageant Published New York: 1943 Drawings completed San Francisco: 1931-34 24” x 19 1/4” framed Edward Howard Suydam, an accomplished painter and printmaker working during the early part of the twentieth century, created a body of work that served to illustrate and document the development and growth of several important American cities. A student of Philadelphia artist Thornton Oakley at the School of Industrial Art, Suydam gained a firm background in illustration, which later led him to work for numerous books and periodicals including Harper’s, The Forum and Country Life. Suydam’s views of San Francisco are captivating and quite revealing about its architecture, commerce and growth. The primary purpose behind such views were to entice easterners to travel to the golden city of the west.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        [Photograph]: Group Portrait of Authors

      . First. Original platinum photograph. Measuring 15.5" x 7.5". Stamped on the verso ("A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph"). Undated, but our research indicates sometime between 1934 and 1938. The photograph depicts twelve popular journalists and authors of the period, and is Signed by each of them. The photograph, apparently of King Features syndicated columnists and cartoonists, was from the estate of Fred I. Archibald, the publisher of several newspapers including the Baltimore News-Post, and the Baltimore American. Among the represented authors, all who have Signed the photograph, are Damon Runyon, William Soskin, O.O. McIntyre (author of the most widely syndicated column of the first quarter of the 20th Century, New York Day By Day), B.C. Forbes (founder of Forbes magazine, and the father of Malcolm Forbes), journalist Bugs Baer, Wally Knickerbocker, fashion editor (and longtime Miss America pageant judge) Prunella Wood, Alice Hughes, Gilbert W. Gabriel, Lewis Reid, cartoonist W.J. Enright, and one other gentleman we have been unable to identify. .

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

      New York Harcourt, Brace and Company [1934] - First edition, First Issue, with the tipped in errattum slip as called for. 8vo, publisher’s original black polished cloth lettered on the spine in gilt. IN THE SCARCE FIRST ISSUE DUSTJACKET, with the $2.50 price and with "Recent Fiction" on the back cover. 301pp. A fine copy, pristine and unused, the varnished black cloth shiny and fresh with only a tiny amount of marking that is common to the varnish and almost no wear whatsoever, the text clean and solid and fresh. The jacket, which is quite scarce, is still very bright and attractive. The front and rear panels of the dustjacket are in quite excellent condition, bright, clean and complete, the spine panel shows a bit of evidence of shelving at the foot, and a bit of wear at the head, but this is a very pleasing and attractive copy of an important book. A FINE COPY IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET OF JOHN O’HARA’S FIRST BOOK. One of the Modern Library’s Top 100 books of the 20th Century. 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. Gibbsville is clearly O'Hara's fictionalized version of his native Pottsville, Pennsylvania. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        No-isho / Japanese no-play costume (2 Volumes)

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. Very Good-; 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn . folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are . clean and bright as are the cloth bindings. (1934). Portfolio. Illustrated by 100 color halftone plates; Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in Japanese. Title leaves in English.; 10 .

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        Now in November

      Simon and Schuster 1934 - First Edition, First printing with the 1934 date printed on the title page. Later editions have a 1935 date printed on the title page. This copy is SIGNED and dated by Josephine Johnson on the year of publication. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips or tears seldom seen in this nice condition. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy with light restoration to the dustjacket of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy SIGNED Josephine Johnson First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        No-isho / Japanese no-play costume (2 Volumes)

      Meiji-Shobo (1934), Tokyo - 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn; Illustrated by 100 color halftone plates; Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in Japanese. Title leaves in English.; 10 Very Good- folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are clean and bright as are the cloth bindings [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appointment in Samarra

      Harcourt, Brace, and Company 1934 - First Edition, First Printing with "Recent Fiction" on back panel of dustjacket instead of reviews. This original dustjacket has benefitted from professional restoration. The end result is a spectacular dustjacket that is vibrant in color with no chips or tears. The book is nice shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the panels. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy John O'Hara First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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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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        Man Ray Photographs 1920 - 1934 Paris (First Edition, Second Issue)

      Hartford & New York / Paris : James Thrall Soby (with Random House) & Cahiers d\'Art, 1934. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. This is a 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 inches) that is spiral bound in stiff photographically illustrated wrappers. The condition of the wrappers is Very Good+ with some edge wear, rubs and soiling with 2 of the plastic rings on the top and 1 on the bottom broken. The interior is in Near Fine condition with no foxing and a few very minor tears to the edge of 5 of the pages. Overall, this is a highly desirable copy of a notoriously fragile book rarely found in this condition. Cited in both The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century by Andrew Roth and The Photobook: A History by Parr and Badger.

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        Caledonia: A Fragment

      London: Privately Printed. 1934. First. First edition. Small, thin quarto. Illustrated by Edward Burra. Red cloth spine with tartan-design papercovered boards with applied title label. A fine copy, with none of the usual rubbing. A Powell rarity, one of approximately 100 copies, a long poem prepared for his wedding by friends. This copy Inscribed to Jonathan Cecil, the son of David Cecil who was Powell's boon companion when they both were at Eton, with over twenty corrections and emendations in Powell's hand -- mostly identifying those in the text whose identity had been protected with dashes. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed by Powell to Cecil at a much later date: "I don't believe I ever gave your father this squib, the origins of which are in my memoirs... I made up the verses during a period of insomnia. A drunken friend had about a hundred printed as a wedding present by a still more drunken printer." .

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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. .

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      sp;- London - George G. Harrap 1934 - A beautiful illustrated edition with unclippeddustwrapper of Browning's poem from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelinwith colour plates and black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. With illustrated endpapers. First edition. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in piedclothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. The story may reflect a historical event in which Hamelin lost its children. Theories have been proposed suggesting that the Pied Piper is a symbol of the children's death by plague or catastrophe. Other theories liken him to figures like Nicholas of Cologne, who is said to have lured away a great number of children on a disastrous Children's Crusade. A recent theory ties the departure of Hamelin's children to the Ostsiedlung, in which a number of Germans left their homes to colonise Eastern Europe. It is also a story about paying those who are due. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. He was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey; his grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 - 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With colour pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of colour until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work. Typically, Rackham contributed both colour and monotone illustrations towards the works incorporating his images. With previous owner's bookplate to front blank. Condition: Bound inoriginal paper wraps,with unclipped dustwrapper, in protectivebrodart wrapper. Externally, generally smart but with slight edgewear andslight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark to pages. Overall:FINE with a FINE dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ulysses

      Random House 1934 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the edges. This original First Printing dustjacket has the designer's name Reichl on the bottom corner of the front panel of the dustjacket. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy James Joyce First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times.

      George,G,Harrap & Co Ltd, London 1934 - First Edition:First Printing:Book Condition:Volume 1:New Edition, Revised: Published November 1934:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently bumped, very top and bottom of spine and front and rear boards gently faded, top edge of pages gilt remainder gently toned, front prelims gently foxed, a few pages of the text with sporadic foxing, internally clean and bright, tight binding, signed by the author to the half title page as follows:"To Jack and Joan from Winston Christmas 1934". Jack and Joan are Sir John Charles Pratt (1872-1943) 4th Marquess of Camden and his wife Lady Joan Marion Neville (1877-1952). The relationship between the two families goes back a long way the 3rd Marquess of Camden married Lady Clementina Augusta Spencer-Churchill.The front paste down bears a Camden bookplate with the Marquess Coat of Arms.Dustjacket Condition:A Very Good Third Impression jacket correct for this issue, gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, small piece missing bottom edge of back of jacket, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price of 25/- net.Volume 2:First Edition:First Printing:Published 1934:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, gently bumped top and bottom of the spine and corners, top and bottom edges of spine very gently faded, top of page edges gilt remainder very gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition: A Very Good First Impression jacket correct for this issue, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price of 25/- net.Volume 3:First Edition:First Printing:Published 1936:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, gently bumped bottom of the spine, very top of spine gently faded, top edge of pages gilt remainder gently toned, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:A Very Good First Impression jacket correct for this issue, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners with some small loss, spine gently toned, retains original publishers price of 25/- net.Volume 4:First Edition:First Printing:Published 1938:Book Condition:A Very Good/Near Fine copy, very gently bumped top and bottom of the spine, corners very gently rubbed, top edges of pages gilt remainder very gently toned, front board very gently faded near top edge, two small off white marks to edge of front board, internally very clean and bright, tight binding.Dustjacket Condition:A Near Fine First Impression jacket correct for this issue, very gently rubbed and chipped top and bottom of the spine and corners, spine very gently toned, retains original publishers price of 25/- net.The four volumes are housed in two purpose made slipcases(Near Fine Condition) covered in blue woven cloth.Overall a magnificent 4 volume First Edition set one million words long and ten years in the making probably Churchill's greatest biography. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Stable Money.

      Adelphi Publishers, New York 1934 - First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. An excellent near fine copy in the rare dust jacket that shows a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Inscribed and dated by the author, "To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941." Of the handful of copies we have handled, this is the nicest we have encountered. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January 1935 Through Dec. 1936 (Please Note - some Issues Called B.C. Tel. Co. Employee News and are Quite Short) *PERSONAL COPY OF E.P. LABELLE, FEATURED IN OCT/35 ARTICLE*

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Half Leather. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Service to Japan, Hawaii and the Philippines now available; Anchors foul cable 4 times within 10 days - Burrard Inlet; Classified system will be extended to remainder of territory - includes full-page rate sheet; Company gains telephones in 1934 after 3 year decline (presumably due to the Great Depression); Company architect, Hugh D. Simpson; Our overseas service kept growing last year; Employee Sales Team Results; Statement of Development, 1 January 1935 - show # of phones per community; System suffers heaviest storm damage in history - January 1935 - 8 pages with photos; New exchange for the Albernis; John C. Miles succeeds John Johnston as Building Head; World Telephone network now includes 60 countries; Billy Palliser - champion salesman for Victoria Plant; Sechelt Company picnic; New phone system for thriving Alberni area - 4 pages with photos; Record 19,000 mile call from Vancouver to Perth, Australia; Dog's bark in Vancouver heard in Scotland; Round the world telephone talk sets record; Telephony's part in Canada's Jubilee celebration - 2 pages with photos; Parksville Exchange has Dial Unit at Qualicum Beach; Arthur R. Harness - garden awards; New switchboard handled by sightless operator - article with photos; PNE float details and photo; 2-page bio. with photo of Eugene P. LaBelle, the company's General Superintendant of Plant *MR. LABELLE'S NAME IS STAMPED ON THIS COPY*; Carrier circuits established between Vancouver and Calgary; Number of phones increased last year; Miss Elizabeth Murray, Vancouver's first chief operator, dies; New radio stations established; Fraser telephone building remodelled; Conference calls link Canadian cities by long distance (!); Operator school reopened; George E. Pittendrigh of Cloverdale, BC - installed Vancouver's first telephones; Telephone folks to the rescue; New Long Distance developments embrace Howe Sound Points; Key to Safety on the Job; New radio link serves Quesnel and adjacent mining area; Vancouver's first emergency phone calls; Newcastle Island Picnic; C.A. (Charlie) Price - Queer theories prove that people read the 'Yellow Pages"; James Welsh - our first formen; Article on the challenges of information operators; Seymour operating room photo; Mr. W.F. Salsbury - helped pave the way for our present telephone system; *CARICATURE OF E.P. LABELLE* and other company executives; Vancouver Arena fire damage quickly repaired; PNE float photo and details; Long Distance developments this year; Dominion Telephone organization meets in Victoria; Ex-policeman Ernest A. Harris recalls use of telephone in 1891; Monte Butler wins more rowing laurels; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. Backstrip loose along front edge. . Fair. 1936. First Edition.

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        My Horse Warrior

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.. Hardcover. 160 pages. Illustrated in black and white. Author's story of his horse, Warrior. "... We have had many adventures together, wonderful adventures, glorious adventures. In the late War nearly all his comrades were killed, and nearly all of mine, but we both survived, and largely because of him. It is with a sense of duty that I write this story, the story of Warrior, my faithful friend, who never failed and never feared." - from page 47. Binding tight. Unmarked. Blue boards shiny and bright with light wear to extremities. Bit of soiling to fore-edge. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy of this treasured work. . Very Good. 1934. Second Printing.

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        A Handful Of Dust.

      Chapman and Hall, London 1934 - First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine copy in the rare dust jacket which shows some wear and tear. Signed by Evelyn Waugh. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare especially in the original dust jacket and signed. Few writers have walked the line between farce and tragedy as nimbly as Evelyn Waugh, who employed the conventions of the comic novel to chip away at the already crumbling English class system. His 1934 novel, A Handful of Dust, is a sublime example of his bleak satirical style: a mordantly funny exposé of aristocratic decadence and ennui in England between the wars. "The most mature and the best written novel that Mr. Waugh has yet produced." (New Statesman & Nation). Listed by Modern Library as one of the 100 great novels of the twentieth century, and was chosen by Time magazine as one of the one hundred best English-language novels from 1923 to present. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        18 POEMS

      Sunday Referee & Pardon Bookshop 1934 - First edition, first issue with a flat spine. Original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine in grey printed dustwrapper. Author's contemporary presentation copy, inscribed on the front end paper: "To D. J. Davies / from / Dylan Thomas / January 1935" A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper, which has small chips to the spine ends and small split in the centre. The author's first book, published in an edition of only 250 copies, a month after his twentieth birthday in December 1934. In April 1934 Thomas had won the Sunday Referee's Poet's Corner Prize, which included their sponsorship of his first book. He oversaw the publication of the book, staying in London to ensure that the printing went smoothly and to correct any typographical errors. Thomas's first poems were published in the Swansea Grammar School magazine in 1926. He attended Swansea from 1925-31 and had some success in athletics and acting in school plays, but passed only one exam (English). D.J. Davies was a history master at Swansea Grammar School, and in charge of the school drama department, with which Thomas was involved. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        [Photograph]: Group Portrait of Authors

      First. Original platinum photograph. Measuring 15.5" x 7.5". Stamped on the verso ("A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph"). Undated, but our research indicates sometime between 1934 and 1938. The photograph depicts twelve popular journalists and authors of the period, and is Signed by each of them. The photograph, apparently of King Features syndicated columnists and cartoonists, was from the estate of Fred I. Archibald, the publisher of several newspapers including the Baltimore News-Post, and the Baltimore American. Among the represented authors, all who have Signed the photograph, are Damon Runyon, William Soskin, O.O. McIntyre (author of the most widely syndicated column of the first quarter of the 20th Century, New York Day By Day), B.C. Forbes (founder of Forbes magazine, and the father of Malcolm Forbes), journalist Bugs Baer, Wally Knickerbocker, fashion editor (and longtime Miss America pageant judge) Prunella Wood, Alice Hughes, Gilbert W. Gabriel, Lewis Reid, cartoonist W.J. Enright, and one other gentleman we have been unable to identify. .

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        Doctor Martino and other stories

      Harrison Smith & Robert Haas MCMXXXIV [1934], New York - First Printing (same date on title and copyright pages). 8vo: [8],371,[1]pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt, top edge stained yellow; typographic dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. and priced $2.50. About Fine (barring collector's bookplate to front paste down and offsetting to pp 90-91 from publisher's postcard laid in), with bright gilt and crisp, clean pages; in much better than Near Fine jacket, spine panel tanned (as typical) and barely rubbed but lettering and design still vibrant. Petersen A16.1.b. Faulkner’s second collection of short stories in uncommonly collectible condition. The title story, about the power of platonic love, first appeared in the November 1931 issue of Harper's. In fact, only two stories, "Black Magic" and "The Leg," are new. "Smoke" marks Faulkner's first foray into the detective story, in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Conan Doyle, and a number of the stories, including "Beyond" and "The Leg" (about a haunting by an amputated limb) have supernatural elements. 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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        I Claudius; Claudius the God

      London: Arthur Barker,, 1934. 2 works, octavo. Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in black morocco, titles and decoration to spines, raised bands, single rule to boards, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. A couple of trivial spots to a few leaves otherwise an excellent copy in a fine binding. First editions, first impressions. The basis of the enduring television dramatisation and the author's best-known works.

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        Seven Gothic Tales. With an Introduction by Dorothy Canfield

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York 1934 - Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York, First Edition 1934 (Hardcover). Book Condition: Very good plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Marginal. Harrison Smith And Robert Haas, New York, 1st US trade edition. With an introduction by Dorothy Canfield. One small closed tear to front panel and slight rubbing to ends. This is an uncommonly bright copy of the author's first book. Uncut in original red half cloth w. gilt lettering to back and gilt ornamented title to front board. Top capital bumped, otherwise in excellent condition, nice and clean. The true first edition of Blixen's first book, her proper debut, which was published first in America, then in England later the same year, and in a re-written edition in Danish in 1935. The legendary Danish writer, Karen Blixen-Finecke (pseudonym: Isak Dinesen) (1885-1962), was a Danish baroness, who married her cousin, the Swedish Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. They soon moved to Africa, where they ran a coffee-farm near Nairobi, and the happiest years of Blixen's life were spent here (she used to say: "Africa made me"). She divorced her husband, who was cheating on her and gave her syphilis, in 1922, and in 1932 she moved back to Denmark after the farm had gone bankrupt and her lover, Denys Finch-Hatton, had died in a plane-crash. She spent the remaining 30 years of her life in Denmark, and died a legendary writer. After she had returned to Denmark, she started properly preparing some of the stories she had been working on in Africa for publication. She used the pseudonym Isak Dinesen (the name Isak is derived from the Hebrew Itzhak, which means "he laughed", and Dinesen was her maiden name) so that the public would think she was a man -in order to be taken seriously as a writer, she found this necessary. Though written under a male pseudonym, the book was not met with instant appreciation. She offered the tales to the editor Constant Huntington at Putnam's in England, but he turned them down; luckily her brother was well-connected, and within two years his acquaintance, the American writer Dorythy Canfield (who has written the introduction for the first edition), succeeded in having the book of stories published by Robert Haas and Harrison Smith (later Random House) in America. Blixen's first book became a success, was elected Book-of-the-Month-Club, and was published by Putnam later the same year ("He, who laughs."). It established her reputation, and laid the foundations for her further writings, financially as well as literally. She translated the tales into Danish, and they were published thus in 1935. "In the middle of the thirties the most astonishing and perhaps greatest literary work of art from between the wars landed in Denmark - via the USA: Isak Dinesen's "Syv Fantastiske Fortællinger" (1935), re-written in Danish by the author after the English-language original, "Seven Gothic Tales" (1934). [.] This book, as well as the ones to come, was received with excitement, astonishment and respect; but not until during the war, and especially after, was the particular actuality that the writings possessed fully realized, and this was to become of literary importance" (Politiken's History of Danish Literature - our own translation).Karen Blixen's first book, the collections of Gothic Tales, were quite unusual at the time. They take place about a hundred years earlier than the time in which they were written, and they lean against the gloomy and grotesque. They were meant to startle, but not fright, the reader, and they contain many magical and supernatural elements. In many ways the stories resemble those of "A Thousand and One Nights".After her breakthrough with "Seven Gothic Tales" Blixen was considered a writer of the greatest importance, and she heavily influenced writers and cultural personas of the generations to come, -many authors recognize the direct inspiration she has had on their writings. Several of her novels have been filmatized; she was nominated for the Nobel Prize [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ways of White Folks

      Alfred A. Knopf New York 1934 - First Edition in second issue dustjacket with some textual differences from the first. Collection of short stories Òof the relationships between white and colored people describe from the Negro point of view,Ó one of the most well known works by famed American novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The collection is Òmarked by pessimism about race relations, as well as a sardonic realism.Ó Very Good with yellowing to endpapers, in a Very Good dustjacket, foxing to flaps, spine faded, light edge wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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