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        The Ways of White Folks

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1934-06-01. Alfred A. Knopf, 1934-06-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1944: First Edition, Third Printing. Signed by Langston Hughes on the first page. In Very Good condition, with light edge wear and sunning to the cloth, mostly to the spine. Light rubbing to black stamping. The pages are clean of markings, lightly age toned, and show some light signs of use such as a few creased corners. Offsetting to end sheets. Church lending library stamp to front free end paper, and pen on front and rear paste downs. Rear paste down shows scars from the removal of a book plate or pocket. A nice copy overall. Rare signed.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        The Nine Tailors

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1934. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1934. Changes Rung on an Old Theme in Two Short Touches and Two Full Peals. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in red. With the dust jacket. Black and white frontispiece. Leather bookplate to front pastedown and contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine rolled, extremities lightly rubbed, faint bump to fore edge of front board, small dampstain to front pastedown, light tanning to free endpapers, rear hinge starting. A very good copy in the chipped and rubbed jacket with tape repairs to head and tail of tanned and brittle spine panel. First edition, first impression. One of a run of 6,000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Tender Is The Night

      New York:: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1934. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For the unknown, unmet parents of Clare (note: double underlined). Knowing her, I hope you will find something to like in this present. Best wishes, F. Scott Fitzgerald". A very good copy with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine, extremities of the cloth and hinges cracked. In a very good unrestored first issue dust jacket that has some chips and inner strengthening. Housed in a custom clamshell box.F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of Tender Is the Night, "If you liked The Great Gatsby, for God's sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness. Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgerald's novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife's derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Diver's downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgerald's own fate. F. Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novel's lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him. He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps his masterpiece. In Mabel Dodge Luhan's words, it raised him to the heights of "a modern Orpheus." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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        QUIEN TE HA VISTO Y QUIEN TE VE Y SOMBRA DE LO QUE ERAS (auto sacramental)

      Cruz y Raya - Ediciones del árbol, Madrid 1934 - Primer intento dramático de un joven Miguel Hernández (1910 ¿ 1942) escrita en 1933, y publicada al año siguiente en la revista Cruz y Raya. Su título inicial, la danzarina bíblica, fue cambiado por sugerencia de José Bergamín que era el director de Cruz y Raya. Miguel intenta componer un auto sacramental a imagen y semejanza de los que escribió Calderón de la Barca en el siglo XVII. Este auto sacramental consta de tres actos titulados: Estado de las inocencias, Estado de las malas pasiones y Estado del arrepentimiento. Recreando el Génesis, la caída en pecado original y la redención del Hombre, que representa por figura alegórica a toda la humanidad. Hernández escribe esta obra poética pura y religiosa desde el aislamiento de una realidad teatral chocando con las tendencias y necesidades teatrales de su época. La representación de dicha obra no es muy viable; su visión fantasiosa desemboca en un costoso y aparatoso montaje con una propuesta tan barroca que para cualquier productor no sería factible, de echo es de resaltar el número de personajes que aparecen en ella. Su estreno en las tablas no llegó hasta el 13 de febrero de 1977 en el Teatro Circo de Orihuela. Representaciones 70+66+61 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Madeira. Kanarische Inseln. Azoren. Westküste von Marokko. Handbuch für Reisende.

      Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, 1934,. Kl.-8vo. Mit 17 Kt. u. 6 Plänen. 112 S. Rote OBrosch. m. illustr. Deckel u. Rückentitel.. Hinrichsen D 477. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Vollständig mit allen Karten und Plänen. - Einband ein wenig berieben, Rücken verblaßt. Gut erhaltener Band, innen vollkommen frisch. ***Wir bieten eine umfangreiche Sammlung seltener und gesuchter Baedeker-Reiseführer an. Jedes Exemplar ist von uns sorgfältig auf Vollständigkeit überprüft.***

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        Ulysses

      Random House 1934. Hardcover Book Condition: Very Good Dust Jacket Condition: 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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        Oeuvres illustrees. 10 Tle. in 9 Bdn.: Theatre - Dingo - L'Abbe Jules - Sebastien Roch - Contes de la Chaumiere - Farces et Moralites - La 628-E8 - Les Vingt et un Jours d'un Neurasthenique - Le Calvaire - Le Journal d'une Femme de Chambre.

      Paris, Les Editions Nationales, 1934-36.. Gr.-8°. Je Bd. ca. 240-400 SS. mit zweifarb. gedruck. Text und zahlr. tls. farb. Illustr. von Berthold Mahn, Gus Bofa, Edy Legrand, Dignimont, Jean Launois. Mittelbraun genarb. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Buntpapierbezug, Buntpapiervors., Kopfgoldschnitt.. Monod 8209; KNLL XI, S.745 ff. - Nr. 2757/3750 Expln. sur alfa. - Traditions de la France. - Bibliophil ausgestattete dekorative Ausgabe. - Papierbedingt tls. gering gebräunt. Einbde. tls. leicht berieben und beschabt.

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        Biennale di Venezia. XIX Esposizione Internationale d'Arte Contemporanea. 12 Maggo-12 Ottobre 1934 XII: Arte pura e decorativa Teatro Poesia... Original-Farblithographie.

      1934.. Blattgrösse: 50x33 cm. 1 Blatt. Unten rechts im Stein signiert. Lithographie entstand bei L. Alfieri, Milano. An den Rändern minim knitterig und mit winzigen Anrissen.. Carlo Bisi war ein bekannter italienischer Künstler, Designer und Karikaturist. Er begann sein Studieum an der Accademia de belle Arti in Parma. Ab 1914 zahlreiche Beiträge in diversen Zeitschriften. Seine Werke befinden sich in der "Galleria d'arte moderna di Milano e Firenze".

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        A Handful Of Dust

      London:: Chapman and Hall,, 1934. London: Chapman and Hall, 1934. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine copy in the rare dust jacket which shows some wear. Signed by the author. 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.

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        Those Plummer Children (Christine Noble Govan SIGNED First Edition)

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Fair. (Local Tennessee) GOVAN, Christine Noble. 'Those Plummer Children.' Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. Octavo (8.5 x 5.75), hardcover, original jacket, 196 pages. Signed and inscribed by Govan on the front end page! Author's first and perhaps best known work, the beginning of a trilogy about the prominent Eggleston family ofWilliamson County, TN family and the misadventures of their children. Very scarce! Dust jacket exhibits four small chips at top. Scattered wear to edges. Previous owner bookplate inside front cover. Good/Fair.

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        Fear by Night

      J.B. LIPPINCOTT, PHILADELPHIA 1934 - The dj in great condition with the exception of rubbing, and tanned spine. Good binding, clean body and unmarked text. However, light shelf wear, tanned fore edges, and tanned spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1934 EDITION: 316 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MOBY DICK

      New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1934. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1934. Melville, Herman. MOBY DICK. NY: Grosset & Dunlap, (copyright 1926; but published in 1934). First Edition of the later and better film adaptation of this great classic novel, a photoplay edition featuring a fantastic John Barrymore cover, one of the great illustrated covers of the 1930's photoplay era, with Barrymore dynamically charging toward the white whale, harpoon in hand. A FINE copy (rear inner hinge slightly cracked but holding firm) in a FINE and near faultless ORIGINAL dustjacket. . First Thus. Fine/Fine.

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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

      Limited Edition 41/60. Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges. VG : in very good condition with dust jacket. 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. 260mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). xxii, 410pp; xi, 394pp. Plates and maps, some coloured including hand coloured plates by Lawson. Limited edition. Signed in volume I by Prince Albert as Colonel of the Regiment before he became King George VI.

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        Webster's new international dictionary of the English language. Second edition unabridged. An entirely new work.

      C. & C. Merriam Company, Springfield, Mass. 1934 - First edition, 2 volumes, 4to, pp. xcvi, 1472; [2], 1473-3210, [2] pages of ads and promotion of the same; lexicon in triple column; 8 color plates on rectos and versios of 4 sheets prior to the title page, gravure color frontispiece portrait of Noah Webster, 39 other plates throughout, many in color, numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text; publisher's full tan calf stamped in gilt on upper covers, black morocco labels lettered in gilt on spines, fore-edges with alphabetical tabs; extremities scuffed and rubbed, some modest repair to the joints and spine ends, but still good and sound. One of the three most important English dictionaries of the 20th century, dominating the marketplace and held in the highest esteem from 1934 until the arrival of Webster's Third in 1961, and thereafter still often prefered by purists, and cited in legal cases as an authoity. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA MONTERIA EN ESPAÑA

      - Historia de la montería en España.- Barcelona, Instituto Gráfico Oliva de Vilanova, 1934; en folio plena piel de editorial ricamente adornada con dorados en tapas y lomo, corte superior dorado. XIV- 471 pp. - 1 h. Muy ilustrado en el texto y con 102 láminas fuera de él, de las cuales hay 21 en color, 5 dobles y 1 triple; además 7 facsímiles de documentos fuera del texto, entre ellos destaca un privilegio de Don Alvaro de Luna. Edición de 505 ejemplares, este es el 323 en papel de hilo. Palau nº 7941. Primera edición. Buen ejemplar.

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        Photographs of U.S.S.R

      Albany / New York: Argus Press for Ralph L. Boudreau, 1934. Albany / New York: Argus Press for Ralph L. Boudreau, 1934. Prints and text booklet are near fine; the portfolio has some surface stains at the edge of the front panel. Despite the adequate limitation, this portfolio is uncommon.. Large portfolio. Loose prints in an elaborate string-tied folding chemise, with a drawing of the U.S.S.R in red. Number 36 of 1000 copies; SIGNED by Margaret Bourke-White. Four-page introductory booklet laid in. With 20 of 24 plates included; each plate enclosed within paper matting, and printed slightly larger than the prints which were used for Bourke-White's two other Soviet portfolios of 12 prints each. The prints for all three portfolios are identical, except for the difference in size.

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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

      Hartford, CT: James Thrall Soby, 1934. Hartford, CT: James Thrall Soby, 1934. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED ON VERSO OF PICTORIAL COVER, "To Charlotte and Louis, Man Ray Hollywood Mar 30 1949." SECOND EDITION SPIRAL BOUND SOFTCOVER. 4TO, 104pp. THERE ARE 84 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS AND 19 RAYOGRAPHS-IMAGES MADE WITHOUT A CAMERA BY PLACING AN OBJECT DIRECTLY ON PHOTO-SENSITIVE PAPERS. PORTRAIT BY PICASSO OF MAN RAY. TEXTS BY ANDRE BRETON, PAUL ELUARD, RROSE SELAVY AND TRISTAN TZARA. PREFACE BY MAN RAY. ORIGINAL SPIRAL BINDING IS MISSING 8 RINGS AND CRACKED IN TWO PLACES ON REAR. FRONT PICTORIAL COVER DETACHED WITH MANY CREASES TO CORNERS. ONE 3/4" BY 3/4" SPACE NEAR SPINE ON PICTORIAL COVER HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF PROBABLY DUE TO TAPE. ONE 3/4" BY 1/8" PIECE MISSING FROM TOP HAS FALLEN OFF BUT REMAINS WITH THE BOOK. ORIGINAL REAR COVER IS GOOD AND INTACT. INTERIOR CONTENTS ARE CLEAN, INTACT AND COMPLETE. THERE IS CREASING TO A DEPTH OF 1 1/2" UPPER RIGHT CORNER ON MOST PHOTOGRAPHS. [PLEASE NOTE: (THIS BOOK CANNOT BE SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY IF PURCHASED VIA AMAZON.) . Signed by Artist. Second Edition. Spiral Bound. Poor/No DJ As Issued. 4to. Soft Cover.

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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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".

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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).

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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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        Ulysses

      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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        JONAH'S GOURD VINE.

      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.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books]
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