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        Public Rights in the Seashore. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO KING GEORGE V

      Sir Isaac Pitman, 1934 1934 Roy. 8vo., First Edition,; green cloth, upper board blocked in blind, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly age-browned and frayed with minor loss at extremities. THE AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE THE FIFTH, WITH THE FORMER'S SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON HALF-TITLE. Includes numerous detailed appendices and a table of cases. A unique presentation copy of a very scarce work seldom found in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        PHOTOGRAPHIES 1920-1934 PARIS


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        The Children's Hour

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1934. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1934. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and design to upper board in purple, top edge dyed purple. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards tanned, lightly rubbed at extremities, a little spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy in the jacket that is faded along the spine panel and edges, with a few small nicks. First edition, first printing in the rare dust jacket, of the Broadway smash that established its author's career as a playwright and Hollywood screenwriter. "The Children's Hour, an instant succès de scandale, was Hellman's first play, making her a celebrity at the age of 29; it is the story of two women running a school for girls whose lives are ruined by a malicious student spreading the lie that they are lovers. Lesbianism – even more so than male homosexuality – was still so taboo that the play was banned in London, as well as in Chicago and Boston. But the play was almost as shocking for its suggestion that schoolgirls knew not only about sex, but about "sexual perversion" – from reading dirty books. The Children's Hour was considered too scandalous for the Pulitzer prize, a decision that outraged the New York theatre critics into forming the Drama Critics' Circle in protest. It was an immense hit, however, in the more sophisticated, or salacious, environs of New York and Paris, running on Broadway for almost two years" ("The Scandalous Lillian Hellman", the Guardian, January 22, 2011).

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 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.

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        I, Claudius

      London: Arthur Barker,, 1934. From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans, Born B.C. 10, Murdered and Deified A.D. 54. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Folding imperial family tree at the back. Contemporary bookplate of the Book Society to front pastedown. Minor marking to boards, outer corners of rear board very faintly bumped, light foxing to endpapers, text block edges and folding plate. A very good copy in the slightly edge-chipped, toned and marked dust jacket with a light vertical crease to the front panel and 2 tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Port O' Missing Men

      London: John Murray,, 1934. Strange Tales of the Stranger Regiment. 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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BURMESE DAYS. A Novel

      New York:: Harper,, 1934. First Edition. Very Good++. A Very Good++ hardback Stated First Edition First Printing with mild spotting at spine, mild stain front cover. 8vo. 371 pp.

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        The PONY EXPRESS COURIER, Telling the Story of California and the Old Trails. Vols 1 - 14, 17 - 18

      Placerville: 1934 - 1952. Placerville:. 1934 - 1952.. Small Folio. 13-3/4" x 10-1/2". 1st appearance. 16 [of 18] volumes in 8 books. Most issues 16 pp.. Custom bound in blue "marbled" cloth with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board.. 1st book with abrasion to rear board. Paper yellowing, as usual.. Withal, a VG+ to Nr Fine set.. A wonderful resource for students of Western America- within are personal reminiscences, interviews with those that lived the "West", etc., etc. . Illustrated.

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        The Search

      Victor Gollancz. London. 1934 First edition. DW. Bound in grey cloth. Ex libris WHS stamp on upper board. Wrapper sunned and chipped with loss to head and tail of spine and extremities, repaired internally with sellotape. Author's third book, scarce in d/w. Internally a very nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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        Die Altniederlandische Malerei [14 Volumes / 14 Bande]

      Lieden. Hardcover. Berlin, 1934-1937. Folio, 9 x 12 inches, quarter cloth over tan paper. 14 Volume set, complete. An excellent complete set of this important reference. Most volumes near fine with light shelfwear, with a few small flaws on set overall - some light rubbing to a few covers, one tear to cloth of a half an inch on head of spine of volume VI, a few hinges starting at interior but still quite sound, and some light shelfwear to boards. No library marks of any kind. A standard reference on 15th-16th Century Netherlandish painting. . Very Good. 1934. Second Edition.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        Female Convict

      New York: Macaulay Company,, 1934. Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in brown. With the dust jacket. A few small spots to upper board. An excellent copy in the bright jacket that is lightly rubbed and creased along the edges with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first printing and a superb copy in the rare dust jacket. This expose of the women's penal system in America is a follow-up to the author's first book, the best-seller I Am A Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang, which explored his brother's life in prison and his escape to New Jersey. Following its success he was recruited by a female ex-convict to document her shocking story, describing the official corruption, serial abuse, narcotics addiction, lesbianism, and sexual harrassment endemic to American prisons.

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        Waterfront (First UK Edition)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First Edition. First Edition, preceding all others. Basis for the 1950 British film noir, "Waterfront Women," starring Robert Newton and a young Richard Burton. Extremely scarce in jacket.& & Near Fine in a Very Good example of the scarce dust jacket. Book is bright and clean, with a bit of offsetting to the front endpaper; jacket is toned at the spine panel, with light chipping at the spine ends, one chip affecting the middle "T" in "WATERFRONT" at the crown.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Why Didn't they ask Evans?

      The Crime Club, by Collins, London, 1934,, 1934. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. 8vo., pp. 252 + 2 of adverts. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustwrapper and original advertising band. Some minor foxing, binding shows some dustiness and soiling. The scarce Gilbert Cousland designed jacket has benefitted from extensive professional restoration and now presents as an attractive complete copy, with the attractive accompanying Crime Club 'Book of the Month' wraparound sash (also in restored state). This book is EXTREMELY SCARCE IN DUSTWRAPPER. The book originally retailed at 7/6 (as this copy) but at some stage during the sale of the first printings the price was reduced to 3/6 -later state copies show the lower price. A classic Christie investigation, basis for the 1980 film starring John Guilgud, Francesca Annis and Madeline Smith. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction p82-88 [Colour Section], Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1934. First Edition, Seventh Printing. In Very Good condition. Endsheets and a few pages show faint evidence of erased pencil markings; else clean text. Sound binding. Light wear to side edge of page block. Cloth shows light edge and light surface wear. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Building Plans and Elevation for a Proposed Residence for Mr. & Mrs. W. Smith, Woodside, California

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, August 24, 1934. Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 15" x 25". 3 sheets. Job #00146. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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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. [7 volumes]. -

      Union Latine d'Editions 1934 -, Paris - 7 In-4 Reliure plein box vert mousse, dos lisse orné de filets figurant la tomaison, auteur et titre au palladium, filet sur les plats, tête dorée. Intérieur frais. 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. Très bel ensemble TIRAGE LIMITE et NUMEROTE sur vélin Chiffon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        I Libri di Commercio Dei Peruzzi.

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1934.. Con una premessa di Vincenzo Azzolini. xxvii, [2], 571 pp., [3], facsimiles, genealogical tables (1 folding), Folio. Blue cloth with leather spine label. First edition. Pubblicazioni della direzione degli "Studi medievali" I. The original commercial books are at the Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze. The Peruzzi Company was one of the most famous Florentine super-companies of the early fourteenth century. A near fine copy, label creased (but extra-label loose within).

      [Bookseller: Bibliomania]
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        ExposiciUn de Encuadernaciones EspaOolas Siglos XII al XIX. Catlogo General Illustrado

      Madrid: Sociedad EspaOola de Amigos del Arte, 1934. (BINDINGS. SPANISH) First edition. Folio. With 61 photographic plates (10 in color) and 35 illustrations in text. 259 pp. Full brown levant morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. Fine in cloth slipcase . Comprehensive review of eight centuries of Spanish bookbinding, including illustrations of the late medieval Islamic influenced Mudejar bindings. In a beautiful Spanish binding

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Tender is the Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1934. A Romance. Decorations by Edward Shenton. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Spine slightly rolled, cloth just a little rubbed at the tips, a few tiny spots from which size has been lost. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition, first printing. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        2 Inscribed Fredi Washington Photographs

      Hollywood, 1934. Two very rare inscribed photographs of the African American actress Fredi Washington. The first portrait is a sepia toned publicity portrait of the beautiful actress that was used as publicity for her most famous role in the 1934 version of "Imitation Of Life" in which she played the light skin daughter of Lousie Beavers. The photo is printed on heavy stock paper and is inscribed and signed in ink "To Millie & Sammy we've kown each other since "when" may it never be "Why" Fredi. The photo has been trimmed and there is a touch of a nick to the bottom edge, luckily the inscription and signature has not been harmed. The second photo is small 5" x 7" close-up portait of her from the 1940's which has been inscribed and signed in ink with her full name. Also included is a rare fold over program from the memorial service that was held in her honor at St. Peter's Church in 1994 shortly after her death. at the ripe old age of 91. Some of the participants included Donald Bogle, David Dinkins, Gloria Foster and Bobby Short. Includes a bio of her and is illustrated with the photograph of her from Imitation of Life. Sold as a collection only. . Original Signed Photograph. Photograph.

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      Random House, 1934. Hardcover, Very Good, Very Good. "Random House, New York 1934. First American Edition / First Printing. Stated First American Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings. In the jacket without the jacket designer's name at the front panel. A review copy with the review slip laid in at the front endpaper. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good, cloth boards with black and red lettering at the front board and at the spine, light darkening at the spine, light spots on the boards and page edges, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, lightly read. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, bright front panel, light darkening at the jacket spine, tear at the head of the jacket spine repaired by tape at the opposite side, shelf wear at the edges, small hole at the rear panel near the spine, small tear at the foot of the front panel, minor spots on the jacket."

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        Goodbye Mr. Chips

      Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Hodder & Stoughton, London 1934. First UK Edition / First Printing. Dated October 1934 on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering. Illustrated by Bip Piers. Book Condition: Near Fine, clean boards and spine, clean pages, tight spine. Soft shelf wear, a few light spots at the top edge. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. Original jacket priced at 5- net at the spine, shelf wear, light spots. Stain and a small hole at the foot of the jacket spine, short tear.

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        The Cruise of the Condor (Biggles)

      England: John Hamilton, 1934. 3rd impression published circa 1934 of the 1st edition . No advertising at the rear. Red titles, blue boards, no front free endpaper as issued. Front pastedown shows 9 books in the Ace series.The book is generally good the main flaws are noted: Spine is faded to a pale brown, some spotting to prelims mostly to the back of the front board. A tidy copy of this scarce (In this early unabridged edition) book. All plates present. Provided with a colour photocopy of a John Hamilton jacket. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Howard Leigh. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Caerwen Books]
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      1934 - Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. 1934. 316 pp. Hard bound. No dust jacket. 1st. ed. Green cloth. Some soiling down the spine, otherwise only lightly shelf worn. Internally, a very good, tight, clean copy. Small book plate pasted-down upper corner of front binding. 1/2x2" card tipped-in at top of front fly-leaf with previous owner's name and address, circa 1937. Dust jacket flap that has author's biography pasted down on page [1]. Illustration of "Tom" cut from dust-jacket pasted down on lower half of page 9. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parnassus Book Service, Inc]
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        The Thin Man

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1934-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST STATE. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. 259 pp. Lightly green and tan cloth with red topstain, blue and red designs. First edition, first printing, first state. (Stated "First Edition" on copyright page. First state error of "seep" instead of "sleep" on page 209.) Very Good+ condition. No jacket. Clean pages: no inscriptions, marks, etc. Sturdy binding. A bit of foxing to front cover, nick in cloth at head. Offsetting to endpapers, especially on front end paper where a bookplate was removed. A handsome copy.A true first of Hammett's excellent detective novel, which was the basis of the popular film series and a TV show.

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        Paul Leautaud

      1934. Lithograph. Trial proof of third state. Image measure 7.75 x 5.5". Sheet measures 14.75 x 10.75". This portrait by Edouard Vuillard depicts Paul Léautaud (1872-1956), a French writer and theater critic. In his concentrated pouring over a manuscript, Leautaud exemplifies the interiority for which Vuillard was famous in his paintings and drawings. Unlike his Impressionist predecessors, who often painted outdoors, the Symbolist Vuillard was more interested in domestic and private scenes. At the same time, the lithograph's subtle variations in tone and variety of drawing movements reflect the artist's career-long interest in how overall pattern could offer a more subjective or even impressionistic interpretation of a scene or portrait. In his prints, drawings, and paintings, Vuillard paid careful attention to decoration as a way to investigate the internal dynamics inherent in such closed off and even secretive spaces. In his portrait of Leautaud, we see the author in a private moment of reading: an intimate glimpse into a man who was by all means an eccentric if not reclusive character, preferring the company of animals to people and never venturing far from his Paris home. The portrait belongs to a late period in Vuillard's career when the artist dedicated himself to the modern portrait, practicing on the various members of French society with whom he came into contact. Vuillard originally made the portrait made to accompany Léautaud's autobiographical novel "Amours" when it was published in Éditions Spirale in 1934. The lithograph was published in an edition of 150. The print is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis, a group of late 19th-century artists who worked in the boundary between fine art and design. Influenced as much by the Impressionists as by Art Nouveau and Japanese printmaking, Vuillard and his artistic milieu became especially interested in advancing technologies such as color lithography, which allowed them to create a delicate balance of flatness and depth in their work. This portrait of Paul Leautaud speaks as much to Vuillard's artistic talent as it does to the central status in French culture he and his work attained in the early 20th century, a status of which he remains much deserving.

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        THE CASE OF THE CARETAKER'S CAT (Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1934. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE CARETAKER'S CAT. New York: William Morrow, 1935. First Edition, first printing. An exceptionally bright Fine copy in its ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.00) DUST JACKET. The jacket has some chipping, creasing, edge-wear, and a small stain. A RARE DUST JACKET by any standard and virtually never seen. INSCRIBED warmly, and at length, in the year of publication by the author: "To Tee -- who is going to be autographing some books of her own before many moons -- and who will then owe the first copy of the first book to one who so keenly appreciates the rare talent she has. In other words, Tee, you gotta give it to the old sidekick who is stronger for you than horseradish..." Signed simply "Erle" but on the front paste-down the author has also written: "Tee Rose with love from Erle Stanley Gardner, November 1935." A very small newspaper photo and biography of Gardner has been pasted to one corner of the front paste-down. Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received his latest book in the mail immediately upon its publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE CASE OF THE CARETAKER'S CAT is the seventh mystery in Gardner's Perry Mason series. After his employer dies in a fire, a caretaker hires Mason to allow him to keep his cat against the wishes of the men who inherit. When the caretaker is killed, Mason defends the woman accused of his murder.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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        Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana Espasa-Calpe (115 Tomos)

      - Enciclopedias y diccionarios enciclopédicos generales. Obras de referencia general.(030) Espasa-Calpe. Madrid. 26 cm. 115 vols. , profusamente ilustrado, con mapas desplegables en color, dibujos, grabados y fotografías en b/n y color. Contiene: 115 volumenes, 10 Apéndices, 32 Suplementos (1934-2000) y 1 tomo de Índex (1934-1996). Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo-Americana - Etimologías, sanscrito, hebreo, griego, latín, árabe, lenguas indígenas americanas, etc. Versiones de la mayoría de las voces en francés, italiano, inglés, alemán, portugués, catalán, esperanto. Cubierta deslucida . SOT.M.V.ES [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeo-americana Espasa-Calpe (99 Tomos)

      - Enciclopedias y diccionarios enciclopédicos generales. Obras de referencia general.(030) Espasa-Calpe. Madrid. 26 cm. 115 vols. Profusamente ilustrado, con mapas desplegables en color, dibujos, grabados y fotografías en b/n y color. Contiene: 70 volumenes, 10 Apéndices, 17 Suplementos (1934-1970) y 1 tomo de Índex (1934-1996). Enciclopedia Universal Ilustrada Europeo-Americana - Etimologías, sanscrito, hebreo, griego, latín, árabe, lenguas indígenas americanas, etc. Versiones de la mayoría de las voces en francés, italiano, inglés, alemán, portugués, catalán, esperanto. Cubierta deslucida . SOT.M.V.ES [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (First UK Edition)

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1934. First UK Edition (and first edition in English). & & Basis for the classic 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart. An attractive example, with the jacket in far better condition than typically found. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box with raised bands and gilt titles.& & Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket has no loss, but is somewhat toned at the spine, moderately rubbed overall, with some nicking and shallow creasing at the spine ends and a couple of corners.

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      New York: Random House, 1934. First American edition. Cloth. Very Good +/very good. First American edition stated of this classic work of modern 20th century literature. 768 pp. So much has been written about it that I won't elaborate further except to say that this is a handsome copy in beige cloth binding. Light soiling to cover edges. Hinges sound. Free of any writing, bookplates etc. The dustwrapper with Reichl notation near bottom right front corner is lightly toned with two small chips at base of spine and minor wear at spine crown. Small paper loss at top of rear flap. Some unobstrusive professional restoration to one corner of the rear panel. Easily very good plus in a very good attractive unclipped dustwrapper. Comes in a custom-made hard slipcase.

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        Gosudarstveji teatr detskoi knigi imeni A.B. Chalatova 1930 - 1934. The States Theatre of the Child's Book.

      Teatra Detskoi Knigi /, Moskva / Moscow, 1934 - Moskva / Moscow, Teatra Detskoi Knigi / 1934. Oktav. 136 Seiten, 5 Blatt. Mit mehr als 117 Abbildungen von Plakaten, Bühnen-Entwürfen und vor allem Puppen. Original-Pappband mit montiertem Deckelbild und Schutzumschlag nach einer Fotografie. Der Schutzumschlag mit restaurierten Einrissen. Sehr kleine Auflage von nur 3080 Exemplaren. Very small edition of only 3080 copies. Zu dem (Puppen)-Theater Ensemble gehörten neben Bitman, Miljutin, A. O. Stepanova. Mit Beiträgen über Gorkis Kinderbücher, desweiteren Beiträge von S. Marschak: "Ungewöhnliches Theater", Leonora Spet:" Petroshka Knigonosha" und Natan Vengrov: "Moskauer Gast" Redaktionelles und künstlerisches Lektorat: Alexander Brodski. Sprache: Russisch Der Schutzumschlag mit restaurierten Einrissen. Original-Pappband mit montiertem Deckelbild und Schutzumschlag nach einer Fotografie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      London: George G. Harrap and Co., [1934]. Signed, Limited to 410 copies. Vellum, 8vo. Near Fine. Full creamy vellum, gilt bright. Bookplate on flyleaf. Very slight foxing opposite some plates (not on plates). Worn slipcase. SIGNED BY RACKHAM.

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, Inc.]
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        Tabu [Turia] (Treatment screenplay for the 1931 film)

      Culver City, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1934. Treatment script the 1931 film, "Tabu," here under the working title, "Turia," a sketch of the island story that became Murnau's last directorial effort. "Tabu" is regarded today as the first example of "docufiction," thus one of the earliest films of its kind. The fourth and final film made by Murnau during his time in the US.& & "Tabu" is split into two chapters, the first called "Paradise," depicting the lives of two lovers on a South Seas island until they are forced to escape the island when the girl is chosen as a holy maid to the gods. The second chapter, "Paradise Lost", depicts the couple's life on a colonized island and how they adapt to and are exploited by Westerners. & & The film's story was written by Flaherty and Murnau, who formed a joint production company to make the film. The troubled production was originally conceived as a co-directed effort, but because Murnau found he had difficulty working in tandem with another creative presence, with the exception of the opening scene, the film was directed solely by Murnau. Murnau died in a hospital after an automobile accident on March 11, 1931, a week before the premiere of "Tabu" in New York.& & Pale blue studio wrappers, rubber-stamped production No. 1575, dated January 19, 1934, with credits for screenwriters Murnau and Flaherty. 15 leaves, mimeograph. Pages Very Good plus, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two gold brads.

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        THE 1934 VASSARION

      Poughkeepsie: Senior Class/Vassar College, [1934]. First Edition. Hardcover. A few, inevitable marks to the velvet. A Fine, fresh copy with no writing within other than the 1934 name of a classmate on the front free endpaper. Quarto (7-3/4" x 10-3/4") bound in velvet-covered boards. Elizabeth Bishop's senior yearbook at Vassar, of which she was the editor-in-chief. This can certainly be considered, as anyone who has ever been in charge of a yearbook may tell you, Bishop's first book, predating NORTH & SOUTH by 12 years. Profusely illustrated, with two photographs of Bishop, her senior photograph and a group shot of the yearbook staff. Underclassman Muriel Rukeyser has a poem here also. A scarce Bishop item, and the best copy of the several we have handled over the course of 25 years.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Thin Man

      London, Arthur Barker. 1934, 1934. Detective novel. First UK edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright orange cloth titled and decorated in black to spine and front board, spine lightly sunned. Small closed split in cloth at head of spine. Very minor wear, essentially a bright, clean handsome copy of a scarce crime landmark. Internally clean, neat ink ownership to flyleaf. Protected in a tailor made leather spined clamshell box. Hammett's final novel, basis for the succesful dramatisation starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        De Shootinest Gent'man

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. [xx],[1],1-240 pages. 8vo., blue pebbled cloth gilt; pictorial roundel inset at upper board; spine slightly dulled; adhesive mark to front endpaper; front hinge cracked (rear is fine). First edition. One of 950 copies printed, the entire edition, this copy is number 259. Front cover color vignette still bright and clean. Non-authorial penciled gift inscription on front endpaper. Illustrated with halftones from photographs. Introduction by Col. Harold P. Sheldon.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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      Corbaccio 1934 Edizione: Prima rarissima edizione . Pagine: 343 . Illustrazioni: In copertina disegno raffigurante una scena di lotta. . Formato: 16° . Rilegatura: Brossura editoriale gialla, brunitura nel retrocopertina nel bordo alto e screpolatura al dorso. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: L'autore fu un parodista del genere giallo, in realtà fu un futurista e poeta. Fu redattore del settimanale umoristico "Il travaso delle idee". Ruppe il tabù del giallo durante l'epoca fascista, mascherandolo con la satira. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Scripta Manent di Di]
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        Manual gráfico-descriptivo del bibliófilo hispano-americano (1475-1850)

      Madrid, Impr. de Góngora, 1930-1934 - 32x22 cm. 12 vols. Obra completa: incluye los diez volúmenes de la obra, en orden alfabético, más el tomo XI: Tasación e índices y el tomo XII: suplemento. Contiene más de 3000 libros antiguos descritos. Todos los volúmenes ilustrados con facsímiles a toda página con la descripción bibliográfica en el pie. Interior en perfecto estado. Conserva todas las cubiertas originales, en buen estado en los planos, aunque alguno desprendido. Los volúmenes IV a VI y XI presentan los lomos deteriorados. Bibliografia. Bibliofilia.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        Female Convict.

      New York: Macaulay Company, 1934 - Octavo. Original light green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in brown. With the dust jacket. A few small spots to upper board. An excellent copy in the bright jacket that is lightly rubbed and creased along the edges with a few nicks and short splits. First edition, first printing and a superb copy in the rare dust jacket. This expose of the women's penal system in America is a follow-up to the author's first book, the best-seller I Am A Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang, which explored his brother's life in prison and his escape to New Jersey. Following its success he was recruited by a female ex-convict to document her shocking story, describing the official corruption, serial abuse, narcotics addiction, lesbianism, and sexual harrassment endemic to American prisons. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Typescript of Lecture Notes given in the session of 1933-34, commonly known as "The Blue Book"

      Cambridge: , After 1934. Foolscap sheets and a quarto notebook (297 × 210 and 252 × 200 mm), pp. 29 and 7-96. Carbon typed sheets, printed on rectos only in two paginated series of 29 and 96 leaves; the first part on foolscap paper watermarked "G R Co", loose, the second part on unmarked paper, stab-stitched in grey-blue card covers, cloth spine, the whole preserved in a custom made morocco-backed cloth box. Slight rustmark from a paperclip to the upper inner corner of the foolscap sheets, one or two short tears, occasional manuscript corrections to the typescript in ink and in pencil, with two leaves of pencil notes loosely inserted into the notebook. Rare and of exceptional interest, one of a small number of mimeographed copies of notes which Wittgenstein dictated to his class in Cambridge, and which, from the colour of its binding, came to be known as the Blue Book. According to professor Brian McGuinness, this copy was probably intended for either Moritz Schlick, the founding father of, or Friedrich Waismann, one of the key theorists in, logical positivism and the Vienna Circle. Divided into two fascicles, this marks it as one of the first copies produced of "The Blue Book". Wittgenstein dictated the "Blue Book" (though he did not call it that) to his class in Cambridge during the session 1933-34, and he had stencilled copies made. In a letter of 11 December 1933, Wittgenstein wrote to W. H. Watson: "I am lecturing a good deal and have adopted a method which I think is the right one for me. I explain things to my pupils and then dictate to them short formulations of what we've been discussing and of the results. These are then typed and duplicated so that each man can get a clean copy. In case you should be interested to have a copy so as to see what we're doing just let me know." (Wittgenstein in Cambridge, p. 216). And in a letter to Bertrand Russell in 1935 he similarly wrote "Two years ago, or so, I promised you to send you a M.S. of mine. Now the one I'm sending you today isn't that M.S. I'm still pottering about with it and God knows whether I will ever publish it, or any of it. But two years ago I held some lectures in Cambridge and dictated some notes to my pupils so that they might have something to carry home with them, in their hands if not in their brains. And I had these notes duplicated. I have just now been correcting misprints and other mistakes in some of the copies and the idea came into my mind whether you might not like to have a copy. So I'm sending you one. I don't wish to suggest that you should read the lectures; but if you should have nothing better to do and if you should get some mild enjoyment out of them I would be very pleased indeed. (I think it is very difficult to understand them, as so many points are just hinted at. They were meant only for the people who heard the lectures.) As I say, if you don't read them it doesn't matter at all." (ibid., p. 250). In fact, Wittgenstein had initially been quite upset when two of his students, H.S.M. Coxeter and Margaret Masterman, had taken it upon themselves, following the acquisition of a Roneo duplicator, to prepare stencilled versions of his first six lectures. In January 1934 the Moral Science Faculty Board, following a discussion between Wittgenstein and Moore, approved a grant for the duplication of notes for the use of Wittgenstein's students. Regarding the present set of notes, divided into two fascicles, professor Brian McGuinness notes that "the many subsequent retypings or reissues are in a single fascicle. The second fascicle of the two-volume sets was obviously prepared after the issue of the first volume and was found to overlap it by 6 or so numbered pages. These have been excised in all known cases [as is the case here]. The explanation may be that the lecture notes from Michaelmas 1933 were duplicated by H.S.M. Coxeter and Margaret Masterman, while the remaining lectures were duplicated on behalf of the Moral Sciences Faculty ... and the second duplication exceeded its task by 6 pages. This particular copy of the first volume has a peculiarity of its own, being cyclostyled onto foolscap. Thus it may well be one of the set duplicated by Coxeter/Masterman. Copies of the first issue of the Blue Book(s) are rare. The foolscap version is unique as far as I know." Remarkably, in a letter to G. E. Moore of December 1933, Wittgenstein writes "None of my lectures is over 1200 words and if we have them printed on foolscap they will each cost 4/6 that's to say 20 copies will cost that." (Wittgenstein in Cambridge, p. 217). One is tempted to ask if this foolscap copy might just be a first attempt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. One of 360 copies (this being No. 279) SIGNED by Faulkner. The author's second collection of stories, including "Turn About," basis the 1933 Howard Hawks film, "Today We Live," starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young and Franchot Tone and with a script co-written by Faulkner, his first Hollywood credit.& & Very Good plus lacking the rare tissue dust jacket. Neat, contemporary owner name to the front endpaper. Light fading to the spine, else Near Fine with minor rubbing to the boards and a nice, dark topstain.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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