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      - (SEUSS,DR.)illus. SECRETS OF THE DEEP or the perfect yachtsman by Old Captain Taylor. (Standard Oil): Essomarine 1934. 8vo (6 x 9"), pictorial wraps, 34p., cover slightly dusty, near Fine. This is the Library of Congress deposit copy with no markings other than the date of acquisition stamp of August 4, 1934. A humorous look at yachting, illustrated in color by Seuss with large red, white and blue drawings and featuring a sea creature whose face appears years later as the Cat In The Hat. Because it is the deposit copy, it is one of the earliest off the press. See Dr. Seuss From Then To Now 41a, Younger/Hirsch 69. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        Table Talk From Ben Jonson To Leigh Hunt

      J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc., 1934. Hardcover. FINE. First edition & printing. Almost as new with very slight cover and edge marks. Unclipped dustjacket, fair with discolouration and wear to extremities. 320 pages. Main language English. No ISBN shown. Weight 297g. Offers always considered - please contact us.

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        The Children's Hour.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1934 - First edition of the playwright's most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Don, with affection Lillian." In very good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket. A scarce book, especially so signed and inscribed. Scotch Verdict: Miss Pirie and Miss Woods V. Dame Cumming Gordon, by Lillian Faderman, recounts the historical incident on which Hellman based her play. In 1810 in Edinburgh, Scotland, a pupil named Jane Cumming accused her schoolmistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their pupils. This was Hellman's first hit play and at the time, any mention of homosexuality on stage was illegal in New York State, but the play was such a success and so widely praised by critics that the subject matter was overlooked. Basis for the 1961 film directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner. The play was most recently revived in London in 2011 starring Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss, directed by Ian Rickson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Royal Dragoons 1661-1934

      Glasgow: printed for the Regiment by Robert Maclehose at the University Press, first edition , 1934. xx and 547 pages. 22 plates (including 8 tipped-in colour plates and 3 hand stencilled plates of colours), 4 folding general maps and 47 plans and diagrams in the text. 4to. Presentation half red morocco and blue cloth with the French eagle in gold on the spine; one corner is bumped. Number 106 of 125 numbered copies for subscribers.

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      New York: Random House, 1934.. Gilt black cloth. Relevant clipping and small neat ink note on rear pastedown, some tanning to endsheets and slight dust-soiling to edges, otherwise a very good copy, in darkened, lightly chipped dust jacket with several light spots and a discoloration at the toe of the spine panel. First edition. Signed by Stein on the front free endsheet. The clipping is Stein's American lecture, "American Education and Colleges," as it appeared in the NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE on 16 March 1935 (Wilson C120). WILSON A21a.

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        Living My Life

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934: Signed. First single volume edition, (preceded by a two-volume edition in 1931). Signed by Emma Goldman on the first blank page. In About Very Good condition. Fraying to spine ends with light chipping and loss, edge wear, worn corners. Light rubbing to spine. Front hinge appears repaired and remains tender. Book plate from previous owner on front paste down, with offsetting to front free end paper. Pages are lightly age toned, free of marking, but show occasional wear, light ding on side edge. A wonderful copy of this Anarchist classic, boldly signed by Emma Goldman.

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        Brev, utklipp m. m. i forbindelse med medisiner m. m. til Roald Amundsens ekspedisjoner.

      Med et skadet fotografi av medisinkistene som var med "Maud-ferden", et utklipp fra Aftenposten 8. februar. Videre brev fra Statens Bygningsinspektør datert 5. oktober 1934 angående nøklene til medisinkistene. Disse hadde vært i kopi av dr. Alex Arnfinsen i Trondhjem. Et brev fra dr. Arnfinsen til sanitetssjefen. i Kristiania datert 8. januar 1914, likeleds to brev og to hefter relatert til tabletter og medisiner i forbindelse med Amundsens ekspedisjoner

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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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      - Paris, Gonin, 1934, 25x32. Dans un double emboîtage relié en demi parchemin. En feuillet, dans une chemise souple. L'un des 99 exemplaires (99) signé de l'artiste et de l'éditeur. Illustré de bois réhaussés en couleurs de Othon Friesz. Quelques taches sur l'étuit, sinon bel exemplaire, envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Heart of the Antarctic

      Heinemann, UK 1934 - 1st One Volume Edition 1934. New and revised edition with black and white and colour plates. (no colour plates but all plates are present. I suspect the publisher changed there mind and kept them all black and white) Includes all listed plates, diagramns and pull out map as called for. Book is very good++ and very bright and clean. Spine top a little lightened. Contents very good. Page edges lightly foxed. The rare wrapper is very good+ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. Chip to rear edge and a long closed ear. A very un-common bok to incude the wrapper. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 3258 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Arthur Gray 1934 - First edition. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy with neat ink inscription dated 1934 to the front pastedown, hidden by the dustwrapper flap. Complete with the original pictorial dustwrapper which is only lightly rubbed to the extremities and with a price label over the original printed price to the spine. Internally strengthened to the spine tips and fold corners. An excellent copy. Very scarce in the H. W. Perl dustwrapper. Hubin. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Too True To Be Good, Village Wooing & On the Rocks

      London: Constable & Co, [1934]. First edition. 8vo. . Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Near fine copy (front hinge cracking) in a fine (and rare) dust jacket. Morocco ex-libris of John Drinkwater on front pastedown (see below). In cloth slipcase with chemise. Laurence A216 . Inscribed on the half-title: "to John Drinkwater/ G.B. Shaw / his Forerunner. 26th July 1934." Beneath the inscription Drinkwater was written in pencil, "Malvern Festival. JD." Fine association

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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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        The empty bed [wood engraving].

      n.p. ca1934], [London - Number 2 of 20 proofs, numbered and signed "Eric G" in pencil along lower edge of image; single off-white sheet measuring 9.1 x 5.5 inches, printed in black and showing an unmade bed, bookcase, window, small table, and rug from a variety of perspectives, making for an Escher-esque viewing experience; a few small brown spots in the generous lower margin, not affecting image, otherwise very good. "The Empty Bed" appears on page 39 of The Constant Mistress (Golden Cockerel Press, 1934) by Gill's sister, Enid Clay, illustrating the poem, "The Young Girl's Room." Gill Bibliography 293. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Gallimard (1934), Paris - Sm. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated wrappers in original glassine jacket. A delightful book covering various islands of Tahiti, incl. Papeete, Moorea and others. In 1934, the year of publication, Tahiti was not the tourist destination it is today. The wonderful b/w photographs by Roger Parry, who also is the photographer of Banalite, which show people, landscapes and life in this French-Polynesian paradise the way it used to be. Some discoloration, staining and one minor tear to glassine. Text in French. Glassine in good, book in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sandbar Sinister

      W. W. Norton & Company, New York 1934 - An extremely clean, bright and pleasing copy of the first edition. The jacket is complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Tokyo: Waseda University, 1934 - 4 Volumes, circa 420 pp., with many Plates. 4 Volumes!!! Section 4, Complete!! Bilingual Edition: Japanese and Latin. Complete 4th Section in 4 Parts: 1.: Plantae Novae Jeholenses I., by T. Nakai i.a. (1934). - 2.: Contributio ad Cognitionem Florae Manshuricae, by T. Nakai i.a. (1935). - 3.: Myxomycetes of Jehol by Y. Emoto; Ecological Study of Vegetation in the Province of Jehol, by M. Takahasi (1936). - 4.: Index Florae Jeholensis cum Appendice, by M. Honda i.a. (1936). // Former Library Books with Stamps and Signatures. Covers with light Shelf Wear, Labels are fixed with Tape on each Spine (partly crisped, with Browning and Stains). Pages clean. Good Condition! // Vollständige 4. Abteilung in 4 Teilbänden. Zweisprachig: Latein-Japanisch. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Einbände mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, Rückensignaturen wurden mit Klebeband befestigt, daher Bräunungen und Flecken. Seiten sauber. Guter Zustand! Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 2540

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        Stable Money: A History of the Movement

      New York: Adelphi Company 1934, 1st Edition. () xxiii, 442pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth boards. Oxidized gilt title on spine. Textblock is clean and tight. Dustjacket has had some minor professional restoration. This book was the fourth last written by Fisher. He dedicated the book to President Roosevelt, which is often misconstrued to mean that he was a supporter of the New Deal. Actually, Fisher was against the New Deal, and meant the dedication as acknowledgement of Roosevelt's contribution to the concept of a stable dollar. He hoped that Roosevelt would pay more attention to the monetary system. Fisher founded the Stable Money League, later known as the Stable Money Association, in May of 1921 with the aim to make promotional information in favor of a compensated dollar. A fantastic copy in a rare dustjacket, of what some consider Fisher's most important work..

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        ASCONA Bau-Buch

      Zürich: Verlag Oprecht & Heidling, 1934 - 4° - 130+XXIIpp - B/w Photo-reproductions and illustrations plans, drawings. First edition, the typo desing and covers by Max Bill. Original pictorial boards. Wonderful copy of this important architectural book. In Fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vieux Coins d'Orléans.

      Paris, Saffroy. Orléans, Loddé 1934 - Pointes sèches de Mademoiselle Huguette Halbauer. Texte de M. Émile Georges. Épilogue de Georges Goyau. Édition tirée à 100 exemplaires sur papier vélin à la forme des Papeteries de Rives, numérotés de 1 à 100, dont 25 hors commerce. Celui-ci porte de N°27. RARE. Paris, Saffroy - Orléans, Loddé - 1934. 15 belle pointes sèches originales + le titre. (Complet & Contrôlé) Reliure plein maroquin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré. Couronne centrale dorée sur le premier plat. Double filet doré en encadrement des plats et 1 sur les contreplats. Rares piqures sans gravité. Bon état. Format in folio (39x28). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters from Shimane and Kyushu

      The Sunward Press, Kyoto 1934 - 71pp. Quarto [27 cm] Mulberry silk boards with a paper title label on the spine and a grey bird design on the front board. In a tan stiff card slipcase with decorative gilt stamped flecks. Very good. Minimal wear to the extremities. There are a couple of labels adhered to the limitation page, and the rear pastedown. The slipcase is in very good condition, with some light wear, minor soiling, and lightly bumped corners. The Letters first appeared in Japan Weekly Mail. This edition gathers them all together and was privately printed in an edition of 100 copies for Dr. Sanki Ichikawa. Cover and internal illustrations by Keisuke Serizawa. Number 79 of 100. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Album of Original German Wine and Liquor Labels

      NP n/d - Elephant folio. 159pp. 3/4 ivory cloth over blue paper covered boards. Rare and fascinating collector album containing thousands of original German wine, liquor and fruit juice labels collected from 1934 to the 1960's. All these labels are tipped-in and classified according to their origins and many bear the date stamp of the day they were purchased. Binding rubbed along edges and slightly age-toned/soiled on boards. Some age-toning along edges of paper (not affecting labels). Pages somewhat rippled. Captions in German. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Burmese Days

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, marbled endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first printing of Orwell's second book and first novel. Orwell's book, the result of five years service as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma 1922-7, was initially rejected by Gollancz amid concerns that this caustic critique of colonialism might be considered libellous to those portrayed, so it was first published further afield in America.

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        I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans born BC 10 murdered and deified AD 54

      Arthur Barker, London 1934 - Hardcover. First Edition. A masterpiece of historical fiction, ranked in some surveys as one of the best novels of the twentieth century. In very good condition in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Light spotting to boards and light wear to edges. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown and note in pencil to front free endpaper. There is offsetting from an article that is no longer present on the front endpaper and front flap of the jacket. Minor foxing to endpapers. There is a foldout family tree at the rear of the book. In blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. The jacket is in three pieces with small chips to the spine ends, edges, and hinges. Browning to spine of jacket. A nice copy despite noted wear. 494 pages. LIT/052511. Very good in a good dust jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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        Make It New. Essays.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1934 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge purple. With the dust jacket. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Spine rolled, contents slightly toned; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a toned spine and edges, with some nicks to the extremities. First UK edition, first impression. Published in the US a year later. Gallup A36.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories

      New York: Smith and Haas. 1934. First. First edition. Fine, and with the slightest of the seemingly inevitable fading to the spine, without dustwrapper as issued. Copy number 1 of 360 numbered copies numbered and Signed by the author. With a letter from an antiquarian bookseller detailing provenance: purchased directly from Dean Faulkner Wells, who had inherited it from her grandmother (and Faulkner's mother) Maud Falkner (the author added the "u" to his surname as a young man). A lovely copy, and a reasonably important association. .

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

      London: The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop, [1934].. Gilt cloth. Endsheets and fore-edges somewhat foxed, else a nice copy (with spine gilding still bright), in similarly foxed printed dust jacket with two tiny chips and tears at the spine ends and one chip at the lower edge of the rear panel. Half morocco slipcase and chemise First edition, first state of the binding, of the author's first book. A total of 500 sets of sheets were printed, of which 250 sets were bound up in December of 1934 in this fashion, and the remaining 250 sets of sheets in February, 1936. This copy is signed by Thomas in the upper quadrant of the free endsheet, and has a gift inscription incorporating that signature: "To Ethel from Bert, and Dylan Thomas ... Xmas 1934." "Bert" was Albert Lancaster Lloyd (1908-1982), the prominent British folklorist, singer and Communist activist who, in the late 1930s, was commissioned by the BBC to undertake documentaries on sea-faring life and the rise of Nazism in Germany. He co-edited THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ENGLISH FOLK SONGS (1959) and was a key figure in the folksong revival of the 1950s and 1960s. Laid in is a brief note of presentation, signed "Bert," noting that "Dylan's stuff ... [is] the best young poetry there is; better even than George's [Barker?] or David Gascoyne's. He signed [the book] specially for you." "These first poems (very uneven) shattered for those who discovered them the whole revolutionary optimism of the 'thirties" - Connolly. ROLPH B1a. MODERN MOVEMENT 78a. HAYWARD 343.

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        Tobacco, Pipes and Smoking Customs of the American Indians

      Milwaukee: Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, 1934 2 volumes: 477 pages with one plate, maps, figures and index; 257 plages including maps. Quarto (10 3/4" x 7") issued in wrappers. Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee, Volume XVII. 1st edition. Tobacco was smoked in the Americas long before its organized cultivation began somewhere around 5000 to 3000 BC. Tobacco use was ceremonial and ritualistic for the natives with the leaf not only being smoked, but also chewed, drunk, taken as snuff and even given as enema. Tobacco was considered as a means of communicating with the supernatural world and was also believed to have medicinal properties. Mayans considered it a divine plant and many Mayan gods are depicted smoking. The name tobacco came from a misunderstanding of the Spaniards who thought the dried leaves were called tobacco when the indigenous name tabaco actually meant the tube or pipe in which the natives smoked the leaves. Tobacco was introduced in the court of Catherine de Medici in 1560 by Jean Nicot. The word nicotine was coined. Condition: Edge wear with some closed tears and chips, spines sunned, some light foxing, corners bumped else a very good copy. . First Edition. Original Wrappers. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Il liutaio Giacomo Bisiach (c. 1934).

      1934 - Unico stato: senza alcuna scritta con firma autografa a penna dell’artista. L’opera è databile anteriormente alla primavera del 1934. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Benvenuto Disertori" di Paolo Bellini e Alessia Alberti, scheda n. 67 p. 80. Formato: Litografia, mm. 282x283 (parte dis.). Buono.

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      London: Philip Allan,. [1934]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-244 [245-256: ads],. original gray cloth, spine panel stamped in green.. A near fine copy in a very good plus pictorial dust jacket (first. state priced "2/6" on the spine panel; the later state jacket was. priced 1/-) with minor chipping at spine ends and some rubbing at. edges. A fresh, lovely example of this jacket with colorful front. panel just about immaculate. Quite scarce in this condition. (#126693). First edition. Part of the "Creeps" series. England in the 1930s, lacking the pulp magazines of America, tended to publish its popular fiction in book form, in the big anthologies given away as subscription premiums by London newspapers, and, most importantly for weird fiction enthusiasts, in the well-received "Not At Night" series edited by C. C. Thompson and the "Creeps" series edited (anonymously) by Charles Birkin. Philip Allan's thirteen "Creeps" anthologies were augmented by about ten single-author collections, of which this is the crown jewel, collecting ten notably weird and imaginative tales. "... an exceptionally fine collection of horror stories." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 264. Regrettably, this was the author's only book. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-130. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1015. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 330. Bleiler (1978), p. 123. Reginald 09028.

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        Thoughts Upon Hunting Kit In a Series of Nine Letters to a Friend in Which are Given the Author's Best Knowledge from Observation etc., of the Proper Kit Seen in the Shires, and Worn by Well Turned Out Men and Women in Any Hunting Field

      Privately printed for the Author, Millbrook 1934 - 12mo. original red bords, printed paper label on front cover. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. No. 101 of 500 copies. This work is not "signed" in any manner by Connett or the Derrydale Press; furthermore it was not listed in any Derrydale catalogue or in A Decade. In the Connett Collection at Princeton University, there are two copies (one of each binding style [one also being red leather with gilt medallion on front cover], one of which is signed in pen in the same manner that Connett signed all his works that he gave to Princeton.We understand from a reliable source that upon housecleaning after Mr. Reynal's death, a large carton of Thoughts upon Hunting Kit was taken to the local dump, which may account for the scarcity of this work. How many copies were disposed of in this manner is unknown. The highest numbered copy we have examined is 165. - Siegel. [Siegel #83]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Philip Allan,. [1934]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6-8] 9-243 [244: blank] [245-256: ads],. original green cloth, spine panel stamped in black.. Upper front corner tip bruised, top edge of text block dusty, a near. fine copy in about very good pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by. Philip Simmonds) with wear and shallow loss at spine ends and corner. tips, several short closed tears, and front flap cleanly detached at. flap fold. Overall, a fairly nice example of a scarce jacket which. will present nicely if restored. (#111322). First edition. Original anthology collecting ten stories by Lord Dunsany, Birkin (as "Charles Lloyd"), Russell Thorndike and others. Part of the classic fourteen volume "Creeps" series. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3- 23. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1329. Bleiler (1978), p. 8. Reginald 11848.

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        Typed Notes on Harry Bridges, with Autograph Note, initialed ("FDR"), to Frances Perkins

      [Washington, DC], n.d. [ca. fall, 1934] - Typed notes prepared for FDR, summarizing the findings of Ralph P. Bonham, District Director, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, regarding union leader and alleged Communist, Harry Bridges. With FDR's notes at head to Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, "F.P. / Very confidential / will you speak to me / about it? / FDR." Reading, "Rapheal P. Bonham, District Director of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service for Western Washington, Oregon and Alaska, with headquarter in Seattle, states confidentially that he has definite proof that Harry Bridges is a member of the Communist party and as such under the law should be deported. Mr. Bonham states that he is dubious as to whether he should proceed to the arrest of Bridges and with the filing of deportation proceedings. Bonham state that he has in his possession Bridges' card showing membership in the Communist party, in which Bridges used his mother's maiden name as his surname. This card, according to Bonham, was taken by an operative from Bridges' own possession, and affidavits are available, says Bonham, to substantiate this. Other evidences available, according to Bonham, show that Bridges has planned actively for the violent overthrow of the existing order in the United States. Mr. Bonham sought information as to the attitude which the President might take toward proceedings of this character against Mr. Bridges. When it was pointed out that the action might have the effect of making a martyr out of Bridges, and aid, rather than impede, his cause, Mr. Bonham replied: 'Should we permit the law to be violated because of the fact [deleted and changed to "possibility" by FDR] of martyring someone?' No advice was given Mr. Bonham other than that he should consult his superiors. To this he replied that on one occasion Bridges personally advised him (Bonham) that he (Bridges) had personally been shown the confidential files concerning himself in the Labor Department at Washington." With an autograph postscript in an unknown hand, "Bonham states he has been in the immigration service 36 years." Bridges (1901-1990), an Australian-born longshore and warehouse workers' labor leader, emerged as a prominent strike leader in 1934 and immediately began to attract calls - fueled by rumors of his Communist Party membership - for his deportation. Secretary Perkins faced immense pressure from the anti-Communist Right to deport Bridges, but the Labor department was waiting for a decision by the Supreme Court on another case (Kessler vs. Strecker), the outcome of which would directly affect its ability to prosecute such deportation cases. Perkins' prudence appeared like dithering, or worse, to her detractors, and a resolution demanding her impeachment, on grounds that she conspired to avoid enforcing deportation laws, was introduced in the House. A warrant for Bridges' arrest was eventually issued in 1938, and the case came to a hearing the following year. The government's case fell apart and Bridges was exonerated - though the government would continue to attempt to deport him until his naturalization in 1945. Interestingly, a component of Bridges' defense was that Bonham, whose findings are summarized here, took part in a plan to use bribes and blackmail to obtain affidavits, perjure witnesses, and manufacture evidence 1 p. typed, with autograph note in pencil and one correction and one emendation in pen by FDR, and postscript in pen in an unknown hand. In brown and tan morocco-backed clam shell box. Ward, Harry Bridges on Trial, 1940; Martin, Madame Secretary, 1976 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1934.

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        More Pricks Than Kicks

      London: Chatto and Windus,, 1934. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in blue, brown top-stain. Spine rolled and tanned, contents a little toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Wheels and Butterflies

      Macmillan and Co., Limited, London,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, design blocked in gilt on front cover, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Includes printed music. Spine a little darkened, but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, signed by Yeats on the title page; Lady Ottoline Morrell's copy, given to her by her daughter, with the contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Mummy, with best love from Julian & Victor [Goodman, Julian Morrell's first husband], Christmas 1934".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        North American Big Game (First Edition | Remington Rifles | Hunting)

      Remington Arms Company, Inc. | Derrydale Press, Bridgeport, Conn. 1934 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Original stapled green pictoral wrappers (paperback). Slight moisture discoloring to the back cover and waviness to the bottom edges of the back pages. 38pp + [10]. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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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, 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 . 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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Voyages of the Bounty's Launch as related in William Bligh's Despatch to the Admiralty, and the Journal of John Fryer. With introd. by O. Rutter .

      1934 1934 - London): The Golden Cockerell Press, 1934. Folio. Or.col. canvas cloth. Spine gilt. T.e.g. Other edges uncut. (88pp.). With wood-engravings by R. Gibbings. Lim. ed. No.247/300. Some minor foxing on fly-leaves, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        De derrière les fagots.

      Editions surréalistes 1934 - - Editions surréalistes, Paris 1934, 14x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 550 ex numérotés sur bouffant, seul tirage avex 25 vert lumière. Dos et plats marginalement passés, agréable état intérieur. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Collins.London.,1934 - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION.8vo.(7.5 x 5.5 inches).13 fine John Farleigh wood engravings,most full page.Five pages have a small tear to the fore edge of the page,without any loss,otherwise a lovely bright clean copy in a fine,attractive leather binding by Bayntun of Bath.Full red polished calf.Spine with five raised bands,each with gilt decoration.Compartments decorated in gilt.Blue and green labels,ruled and lettered in gilt.Double gilt ruled border on boards.Gilt inner dentelles.Marbled endpapers.All edges gilt.A wonderful copy of this scarce and beautifully illustrated edition.:wph.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        Siersmeedwerk: Voornamelijk in Verband met Toepassingen in de Bouwkunde

      N. V. Wed. J. Ahrend & Zoon (1934), Amsterdam - 40 plates resting in cloth spine over paper-covered portfolio with ribbon ties. Portfolio protected by modern mylar. Illustrations are b/w reproductions of architectural drawings by P. C. Kardol, mostly in connection with applications in engineering. Each plate protected by tissue guard. Age wear and some staining to boards. Finger smudge and foxing on title-page. Usual age toning and creasing to some tissue guards. "Siersmeedwerk: Voornamelijk in Verband met Toepassingen in de Bouwkunde. Ontworpen door P. C. Kardol, Leeraar Bouwkunde M. O. aan de Middelb. Techn. School voor Bouwkunde te Amsterdam. Inleidung van Ir. A. van der Steur, Stadsarchitect te Rotterdam. 40 Platen Formaat 28 x 38 cm Ontwerpen en Constructiedetails." Introduction by A. van der Steur. Text in Dutch. Overall good to very good condition. Complete as published. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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