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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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        FRANKENSTEIN, OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1934 - Quarto (8" x 10- 1/4") in a very pretty binding with an attractive gilt design on the red morocco leather spine and lovely patterned fabric covers. Printed with a new type design by Frederick Goudy and illustrated with watercolors by Everett Henry, SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Copy #1208 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in. Beautiful edition of this classic gothic horror story. Very faint and slight discoloration on the spine. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with a darkened backstrip [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ulysses

      Random House 1934 - A very good first American edition, in a good dust jacket with a large triangular chip in the bottom right corner of the front of the jacket. On front free end paper remainders of bookplate removal by previous owner. Original price of $3.50 still on front flap of the jacket. First American edition stated on copyright page. A pirated edition preceded this book in the US. [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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        Early American Turf Stock: 1730~1830 Vol I (Mares); Vol. II (Horses) & addendum Vol. III (The Background of The American Stud Book)~

      The Old Dominion Press (Privately Printed) 1934 - We're hereby presenting an incredible, never~seen/ offered~before set of (3) privately~printed volumes in this ultra~scarce set of equine titles: 1st: 'Early American Turf Stock: 1730~1830 Vol I 'Mares' (w/ Schedule 'G' addendum to volume I) 2nd: 'Horses'/ & 3rd: The Background of The American Stud Book" privately printed 1933~ Together with the velum Washington, D.C. calling card of Mr. Fairfax Harrison (1869~1938) himself!~ & 3rdly: a typed letter to William S. Vosburgh Esq. @ #36 Avon Road in New Rochelle, N.Y. signed & dated January 14, 1936~ thus a most unique trio of Americana thoroughbred equine publications, indeed, Tally~ho & Cheers! On offer exclusively through The Cary Collection of Nyc! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Seven Gothic Tales. With an Introduction by Dorothy Canfield.

      New York, 1934. Uncut in the orig. 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.. he 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), had 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's 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 twice, she was elected honorary member of "The American Academy of Arts and Letters" (1957), and her portrait is printed on the Danish 50 kr. notes. She is the most famous of all modern Danish writers, and the only one of international fame

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1934 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown of the spine and some light reinforcement to the front panel. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. "It is sometimes easy to trace a literary genre to its source, and James M. Cain's first novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is the noir novel that paved the way for all the noir fiction that followed. The famous film starring Lana Turner and John Garfield is notoriously dark, but the novel is even more full of despair and devoid of hope. It is a short book--little more than a novella--but its searing characterization and depiction of tawdry greed and lust is branded into every reader's memory" (Otto Penzler). Listed on Modern Library as one of the 100 great novels of the twentieth century. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        MEIN KAMPF, (Mon combat); Extraits de Mein Kampf accompagnés de commentaires

      Les Belles Éditions 1934 - Attention ce livre est en vente à l'international, sous réserve de l'acceptation par les autorités de chaque pays de sa libre diffusion ( il est encore interdit dans certains pays, se renseigner avant de commander). Couverture souple illustrée, intérieur papier jauni mais en bon état, 157 pages. Dos incliné, un accroc léger en pied ainsi qu'en coiffe sans manque. Avant-propos de E.L. MICHEL: Puisqu'il n'est plus possible de mettre l'original de «Mein Kampf» à la portée du lecteur, j'ai tenté de donner en ce recueil d'extraits du livre d'Hitler, un résumé des tendances de son ouvrage. J'estime que c'est un devoir pour un Français, de quelque classe, de quelque parti qu'il soit, d'avoir au moins un aperçu du programme de celui qui régit actuellement les destinées de l'Allemagne J'ai voulu que les commentaires qui accompagnent ces extraits, soient dénués de tout parti-pris. in-12 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ROMANS & NOUVELLES. Les Chansons de Bilitis. La Femme et le pantin. Aphrodite. Les Aventures du roi de Pausole. Sanguines. Archipel. Psyché. ILLUSTRATIONS de Mariette LYDIS. [7 volumes].

      1934 - Paris, Union Latine d'Editions, 1934. Sept volumes petit in-quarto (177 X 226) box vert mousse, dos lisse orné de filets figurant la tomaison, auteur et titre au palladium, filet sur les plats, tête dorée (RANBEYNES et fils). JOLIE EDITION contenant 89 ILLUSTRATIONS de Mariette LYDIS : 54 planches hors-texte (dont 22 couleurs) et 35 dessins dans le texte. Les dessins de Mariette LYDIS ont été reproduits en fac-similé par Daniel Jacomet. Tirage limité et numéroté sur vélin Chiffon. Exemplaire en BEL ETAT, dans une fine reliure décorative de RANBEYNES. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Two Letters: Hart Crane.

      Brooklyn Heights, 1934 - 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 in., a single sheet of paper folded to form four pages, printed in brown ink. Titling on the outer front page with dedication to Frederick Clayton, and with a Brooklyn Heights, November 1934 imprint. Contains prints two letters from Crane to Samuel Loveman: (1) R.M.S. "Tuscania" Off Newfoundland, December 9, 1928. & (2) 15 Calle Michoacan, Mixcoac DF April 13, 1932." On two printed pages with the limitation statement, and with Jack Birss' signature in blue ink at the bottom of the third page. "These letters are printed through the kindness of Grace Hart Crane and Samuel Loveman." An ultra fine copy of a very rare item; very few surviving copies are now in private hands. Schwartz & Schweik: Hart Crane Bibliography, A 5, p. 42-44. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        No Swank

      - Philadelphia: Centaur Press, 1934 [1934]. 8vo, 130 p., linen over boards, spine lettered in maroon. A collection of essays by Anderson, most of which are short sketches of his literary contemporaries, (D H Lawrence, Gertrude Stein, Theodore Dreiser), but which also features, among others, 'Prize Fighters and Authors', on boxing, of which Anderson was a fan. A VG copy: tasteful bookplate to front pastedown, light soiling to boards, somewhat heavier to outer front board, faint patch of discoloration to topstain near spine, wrinkle to cloth across rear board. spine lettering a touch faded, but in all a nice copy of a scarce Anderson title. The signed limited edition, Number 28 out of a total edition of 50 copies of which 45 were for sale, and five for presentation. Signed by Anderson on limitation page. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Marc J Bartolucci]
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        Port O' Missing Men. Strange Tales of the Stranger Regiment.

      London: John Murray, 1934 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, with a small faded spot at the head corresponding to a chip in the dust jacket, light partial tanning to free endpapers, toning and occasional spotting to contents. A very good copy in the rubbed, tanned, and chipped jacket. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on his personal bookplate to his godson, "To Francis Patrick with love & admonition, P. C. Wren". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        LUIS ALVAREZ PETREÑA

      Editorial Miracle, Valencia 1934. Tiraje total de 502 ejemplares. - 1a Edición/Biblioteca de Azor./Prólogo y notas del autor//Ilustrado con un retrato de Aub./Dedicatoria autógrafa al escritor y dramaturgo catalán Millàs-Raurell.///13x9. 198 págs.//Narrativa Española-Hispanoamericana, Vanguardias, Libros Firmados

      [Bookseller: Libreria El Astillero]
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        PARECE MENTIRA.

      Imprenta Mundial, México 1934 - 1ª ed. 13.7x20. 41pp. 1h. Rústica. Tirada de 200 ejemplares. Dedicatoria autógrafa a Francisco Monterde, poeta y dramaturgo mexicano. Muy buen ejemplar. Solamente encontramos un ejemplar en la Univ. of Texas Library. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt. in dj.

      Oxford University Press, 1934, - BUDGE, E. A. Wallis, Sir. From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt. L.: Oxford University Press, 1934. Pp. 545. Illustrated. Large 8vo, green cloth with gilt illustration to front board. A history of the advancement of Egyptian religious beliefs and the accompanying mythology during ancient times. Includes 240 black and white illustrations. Part 1: I) The Religions of Ancient Egypt ; II) Predynastic Cults: Animism; Fetishism; Gods and Goddesses of Fetish Origin; The Cults of Animals, Birds, Reptiles, etc.; The Anthropomorphization of Fetishes; The Cult of Men Gods; Idols; Fabulous Animals; Nome Fetishes ; III) Magic the Foundation of the Egyptian Religions. Magical Rituals and Spells Described. The Magician, his Powers and Works ; IV) Ancient Egyption Theological Systems and Dogmas ; V) Egyptian Theological Systems and Dogmas ; VI) The Family of Gebb and Nut ; VII) Hathor and the Hathor-Goddesses ; VIII) Gods - Cosmic, Stellar, Borrowed, and Foreign ; IX) Imported Foreign Gods and Goddesses ; X) Memphite Theology and the God Ptah-Tenen ; XI) Osiris, the Rival of Ra ; XII) The Judgement of the Dead, and the Weighing of the Heart Before Osiris ; XIII) The Osirian Penitent ; XIV) The Life Beyond the Grave ; XV) The Tuat, or Underworld. Part 2: XVI) Hymns to the Gods, Litanies, etc. ; XVII) The Dramatic Aspects of Certain Egyptian Myths ; XVIII) Legends of the Gods. Boards slightly rubbed, minor foxing to free endpapers, else vg in rubbed, nicked dj (small chip to head of spine). 575.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Jonah's Gourd Vine [Signed]

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1934. First Edition. Well-preserved copy of Hurston's important debut novel, set among Alabama and Florida tenant farmers and featuring as its main character the "jackleg" preacher John Buddy Pearson, whose career from sharecropper to preacher is based loosely upon that of Hurston's own father. An important 20th century literary debut and a key work of the Harlem Renaissance, notably uncommon in dustjacket; this a very presentable copy, signed by Hurston on the front free endpaper. HANNA 1861. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); light green cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in dark green on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 316pp. Signed by Hurston in red ink on the front free endpaper. Introduction by Fanny Hurst. Tight, Near Fine copy with a hint of sunning to spine ends. In the original, unrestored dustwrapper, slightly faded on spine panel but still with good color and legibility to titles; shallow damp-stain at heel of spine; slight loss (.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The History of the Scots Guards: From the Creation of the Regiment to the Eve of the Great War. 2 volumes. Limited Edition. Signed by Price Albert in Volume I

      Chatto & Windus, London 1934 - xxii, 410pp; xi, 394pp. Plates and maps, some coloured including hand coloured plates by Lawson. With dust jacket Limited edition. Signed in volume I by Prince Albert as Colonel of the Regiment before he became King George VI. VG : in very good condition. Wrapper darkened and edge chipped. Covers sligtly discoloured and spines faded. Pencil annotations to verso of fep and to illustration list. Light foxing to title page. Fore edge untrimmed. Teg Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        R. E. Lee a Biography 4 Volumes

      Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y. 1934 - Very good, with some minor soil to covers, and insignificant bumping to extremities. Spines very slightly dulled. All 4 volumes are first printings with the " A ".( 1934 and1935 ) Volume 1 is signed by Freeman on the ffep. Inquire for shipping costs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Rock.

      London: Faber & Faber, 1934 - Octavo. Original grey cloth with spine lettered in blue; green cloth clamshell case. Fore edge browned, minor spotting to endleaves and title. Second edition. Inscribed by Eliot on the title page, "Inscribed for Miss Kathleen Reader by T. S. Eliot." Reader played the role of the Merchant's Daughter in an early production of this play. Loosely inserted is a letter from Eliot's secretary stating that this volume she had sent to him for signing was, and is being returned. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher

      Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St Lawrence 1934 - LIMITED EDITION, number 102 of only 247 copies (out of a total edition of 250). The one hundredth book from the press, with type designed by Eric Gill and engravings throughout by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. Folio, original gilt-lettered half vellum; original slipcase. A hint of toning to top of cloth, otherwise fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Ecclesiastes or the Preacher

      The Golden Cockerel Press, Great Britain 1934 - 23pp. A lovely copy of this scarce publication, being the hundredth book printed by the Golden Cockerel Press and completed on the 15th day of October, 1934. Limited to an edition of 247. The type used is the Golden Cockerel Fount designed by Eric Gill and the paper is Batchelor Hand made watermarked for the Press. Illustrated with engravings on each page by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Bound in quarter vellum with gilt embossed lettering to the spine and original publisher's orange cloth boards. Upper edges gilt and other edges rough cut. The slightest of mottling to the boards (much more notable to the upper board edges) and vellum. The textblock is very fresh, clean and tight with only very occasional very slight foxing. A very good plus well preserved copy of this limited edition. Shipping from the UK

      [Bookseller: Trumpington Fine Books Limited]
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        The Seven Deadly Virtues. With a Foreword by Eric Gill.

      London: Lovat Dickenson, [1934] - Quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges of boards lightly rubbed and toned, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel and a closed tear and crease to the lower panel. Illustrations throughout by Denis Tegetmeier. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by both Tegetmeier and Gill on the limitation leaf. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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