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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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        Motyw z Grodka Jagiell.".

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Grodek Jagiellonski; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - powiat Grodek Jagiellonski wojewodztwo lwowskie (Ukraina); Cykl: Cykl: "Grodek Jagiellonski" 1934.; Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Motyw z Grodka Jagiell. /drzeworyt/ Irena Nowakowska-Acedanska".; Technika: Drzeworyt; Format: 200x159.; Inf o autorze: I. Nowakowska-Acedanska (15.12.1909 Lwow-14.02.1983 Gliwice) graficzka i malarka, zwiazana do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyla studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932), uprawiala przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo (sztalugowe i scienne) i rysunek oraz tkanine, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artystki, zob. Gronska 1971 s.433, Snoch 2004 s.11, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.135, Jakimowicz 1997 s.370.; Literatura: Katalog Wroclaw 1983 poz. 357-363 ss.136-137 podaje inne ryciny z tego cyklu.; Uwagi: Praca z najlepszego okresu tworczosci autorki.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly koscioly drewniane, religia wyznania grekokatolicyzm / Architektur Kirchen/Kirche Schrotholzkirchen/Schrotholzkirche, Religion Konfessionen griechisch-katholische Kirche / architecture churches/church wooden churches/wooden church, religion beliefs, religions/belief, religion Greek Catholic Church / Holzschnitt / woodcut; Rycina w ladnym stanie, egzemplarz po nieznacznej konserwacji, autorsko przyciety do kompozycji.

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      New York: Random House, (1934). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, lacking the scarce cellophane dustwrapper. Rough woven linen cloth spine with pictorial boards featuring a photographic portrait of Stein by Carl Van Vechten on the front cover. Wilson A-22 1800 copies. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page "For George and Florence/with much affection and many/thanks and some are here and/they are there/Always Gertrude.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        R. E. Lee. A Biography

      NY, Scribner's, 1934/35. Four volumes: xiv, 647; ix, 621; xi, 559; viii, 594 p. First edition of the Pulitzer-winning biography of the Confederate Paladin: a study of Freeman's index finds 32 virtues and no vices. This book defined the way in which Robert E. Lee was regarded for several generations. This copy has been beautifully rebound with brown leather spines and marbled paper boards. The title-page of vol. 1 has a few spots but this copy would make a superb gift for an admirer of Lee. Stock#OB212.

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        TO MY SONS

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1934. "First Edition" stated. Dark mauve cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Ex-library, to the extent of white letters on spine, thin strip of paper residue on reverse of rear free endpaper, and glue outline of pocket on rear endpaper where due slip and pocket have been neatly removed. No stamps, writing, or other ex-library features. A few faint specks to covers, and light scuffing. Spine very slightly faded. Top edge a big dingey. Very tight. Pages fine. Provided with a nice color COPY of very good dusjacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good - Plus/Color Copy.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Amour. Portrait de l'auteur (lithographie originale) par Édouard Vuillard.

      Éditions Spirale (gedruckt von Ducros & Colas, die Lithographie durch Auguste Clot),, Paris, 1934 - Paris, Éditions Spirale (gedruckt von Ducros & Colas, die Lithographie durch Auguste Clot), 1934. 8°. 20 S., 2 Blatt. Orig. französische Broschur. Monod 6957. - Eines von 125 arabisch numerierten Exemplaren auf Vélin Royal de Vidalon mit Wasserzeichen Vollard, aus einer Auflage von 150 (plus 25 hors commerce). Der Dichter Paul Léautaud (1872-1956) war ein Freund von Ernst Jünger. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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      Country Life Ltd. London. - 1934 1st edition. 4to. Ppxvi,114,ad. B/w photographs, bibliography. Copy #27 of an edn limited to 350 signed & numbered copies. Green cloth gilt Very good scarce copy in repaired, price-clipped dust-wrapper. "His (the author's) close observations of the psychology of his hawks are invaluable. While his practical knowledge and his description of wing-power and how it operates are illuminating, his work is indeed a valuable contribution to the art of flying as well as bird life." A rare signed and numbered first edition by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jig Saw A Play

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Small 8vo. The author's first play. A very bright and clean near fine example in nearly fine price-intact dustwrapper with just a couple of small chips to edges. One of the nicer copies of this title we have handled. Small, inoffensive bookstore sticker to bottom inside rear board.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        People on Parade

      David Kemp, New York 1934 - Yellow cloth (hard cover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. 106 pages, plus Index of celebrities; illustrated with over 800 celebrity photographs by Zerbe. Introduction by Lucius Beebe. "People On Parade" is the renowed society photographer's first book and stands as an iconic classic documenting the 20th century society scene. Included are pictures of Mrs. Vanderbilt, Anne Morgan, Alexander Woollcott, Katherine Hepburn and many others of high society. This unique copy boldly SIGNED by Zerbe on front free endpaper. Book shows some light edgewear to the yellow paper covered boards, internally the book is clean and bright. Jacket with some minor edge chipping and small loss at base of jacket spine. Very Good or better copies in jacket are scarce, SIGNED copies of this photography classic are RARE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      The Hague & New York: The Servire Press / Gotham Book Mart, 1934.. Pictorial white wrappers, stamped in blue and silver. Illuminated opening and closing initials. Fine in slightly worn slipcase (the style corresponding to the US issue).. First edition, American issue. One of an unknown number of copies with this co- imprint, from a total edition of 1000 numbered copies printed on Dutch handmade paper. The decorations are by Lucia Joyce. SLOCUM & CAHOON A43.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Jezioro Switez.

      - Typ: fotografia; Haslo: Jezioro Switez; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - powiat Nowogrodek wojewodztwo nowogrodzkie (Bialorus); Sygnatura: Fotografia sygnowana pieczecia autora [. Wilno 1934] i suchym tlokiem.; Technika: Fotografia; Format: 115x167.; Datowanie: 1934.; Pochodzenie: Z: Ze zbiorow Archiwum Fotograficznego Wydzialu Turystyki Ministerstwa Komunikacji w Warszawie (do 1939), obecne dzialajace instytucje nie sa nastepcami prawnymi ww.).; Inf o autorze: J. Bulhak (1876 Ostaszyn-1950 Gizycko) wybitny polski fotograf, tworca fotografii krajoznawczej, zob. Plazewski 2003 ss.385-386.; Uwagi: Pieczecie ww. instytucji. Na rewersie fotografii odreczny odautorski opis atramentem w rubrykach pieczeci autora.; Kategorie tematyczne: varia pejzaz / Varia Landschaft / varia landscape; Fotografia w ladnym stanie, bardzo nieznacznie uszkodzone rogi fotografii.

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        Teatro di Shakespeare, prima traduzione integrale di Diego Angeli. Raccolta composta di 40 volumi inclusa una biografia e da uno studio critico di D. Angeli sul grande poeta.

      Treves 1925- 1934 40volumi in-16° di pp. che variano da 170 a 452. Legature in tela edit. con titolo e stemma ai dorsi. Lievi tracce del tempo. Nel complesso sono in buono stato.

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        In a Province

      G+ : in Good plus condition with dust jacket. Spine of boards a little faded. Boards with some darkening and edge wear. Light browning to endpapers, and marking to the page edge block. Inner hinge has some cracking but binding intact. Dust jacket lightly rubbed. Darkening to spine of jacket and some edge chipping First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). 350pp. Van der Post's first novel. Only 950 copies believed to exist.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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      John Murray 1934 Binding not tight. Small stain to one page, otherwise very handsome copy ; Extremely scarce. Table of contents shows foreword at page xi and introduction at page xiii, but the line for the latter has been crossed out in pen in the table of contents and is not in fact present, the foreword is there but the pagination goes from xi to page one of the book; B&W Photographs; 8vo; xi, 260 pages

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      New York: Random House, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine dustwrapper with a small chip at the base of the spine and short closed tears tothe top of the front panel. Wilson A21: 4000 copies printed. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper.

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        Tender Is the Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1934. First. First edition. Lightly worn cloth, near fine in an attractive, first issue dustwrapper with an unfaded spine and some minor repair and restoration at the extremities. Fitzgerald had all but fallen off the map when this, his last completed novel, was issued. A portrait of expatriates on the French Riviera, it was supposedly based on Gerald and Sara Murphy but is as likely based on the Fitzgeralds themselves. The 1962 film version by Henry King, the last of his many films adapted from literary novels, featured Jason Robards and Jennifer Jones. Housed in a custom clamshell case. A very nice copy of a desirable and very uncommon title, almost never encountered without fading to the spine. Connolly 100. .

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        Tarzan and the Lion Man - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Publishers. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An attractive First Edition/First Printing, gray decorated cloth with black lettering a red "Janus" illustration in Near Fine condition in Very Good+ dustjacket with light soiling, litle chipping mainly along spine ends. Zeuschner 627 ; Mr. Burroughs believes this to be the poorest Tarzan novel he had ever written; however, the editors of Liberty magazine called it the greatest Tarzan novel ever written, and thousands of their subscribers agreed with them. Burroughs' tale of a motion picture company in the wilds of Africa, two beautiful girls, ruthless Arabs, a half maniacal scientist, a tribe of gorillas that he taught to speak English, a coward who looks like Tarzan and Tarzan himself .

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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor edgewear particularly at the head of the spine which is a little sunned and rubbed. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Wallace B24. SIGNED by Williams on the front endpaper in an early hand. Contributions by Williams, Frank, Lewis Mumford, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Gertrude Stein, Paul Strand, Jean Toomer, Sherwood Anderson, and others.

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        THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Hardcover. The leather on the spine has virtually no wear or rubbing and retains its suppleness; the corners are straight and the contents fresh. The slipcases also are very nice, completely intact with just a little fading. It is extremely difficult to find this set today in anything approaching this condition as the leather did not wear well. Fine set in close to Fine slipcases. Valenti Angelo. Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9-1/4") bound in half natural cowhide leather and printed paper sides designed by Valenti Angelo. The unabridged translation complete with notes and index by Sir Richard Burton. Illustrated with 1001 drawings by Valenti Angelo. Copy #876 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. The first multi-volume set issued by the press. Scarce Monthly Letter laid in.

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        Letters of Marque

      New York: Harper and Brothers. 1934. First. First edition. Fine in just about fine dustwrapper. Author's own copy, with his Riverside Drive, New York address stamped on the front fly. Mystery surrounding the missing treasure of an old privateer. A Harper Sealed Mystery: if the reader could resist breaking the seal over the final chapter, which solved the mystery, he or she could return the book for a full refund. In this case, the usually broken seal remains intact. Presumably Terhune knew how the book ended, and didn't feel the need. Very uncommon in jacket. .

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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1934. First. First English edition (preceded by the American edition, which did not have the Bip Pares illustrations). Bottom corners a little bumped, else near fine in an attractive, lightly soiled, very good plus dustwrapper. Basis for two films: the 1939 Sam Wood-directed version with Robert Donat (who beat out Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and others for the Best Actor Oscar in what was probably Hollywood's best year ever), Greer Garson, and Paul Henreid, and the 1969 remake directed by Herbert Ross with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, and Michael Redgrave. A very nice copy. .

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        The House of Sleep

      London: Jarrolds.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. nd [1934]. Catalogue at rear dated Autumn 1934. A difficult title and especially so in dust jacket. Boards are clean with softened spine ends, bumps to corners and one minor indent on rear board. There is foxing to the top fore edge of text block and some foxing to the first blank and half title with some minor foxing on the title page and a few following leaves. The jacket has some creasing and tearing at the spine ends and corners with minor loss. Spine a little darkened and rear panel a bit rubbed. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Penicillin as a Chemotherapeutic Agent. [with:] Further Observations on Penicillin.London: The Lancet, 1940-41. First edition.

      First edition, offprint issue, of the paper which established penicillin as an antibacterial agent for medical application, one of the greatest medical advances of the twentieth century. It is here accompanied by an offprint of the paper, published a year later, which reported the first medical trials of penicillin. <br/><br/> &#10087;PMM 420b; Norman 437; GM 1934.<br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: both offprints by direct descent from the library of Norman Heatley (1911-2004), one of the scientists in the Oxford research group which developed penicillin. 'Without Fleming, no Chain or Florey; without Florey, no Heatley; without Heatley, no penicillin' (Professor Sir Henry Harris, head of the William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford [1988]). <br/><br/> "It was Alexander Fleming at St Mary's Hospital Medical School who noticed a mould growing on a culture plate of bacteria one day in September 1928. Around the <i>Penicillium notatum</i> mould was a clear area where the colonies of bacteria appeared to have been dissolved. Fleming set about establishing the identity of the substance that was killing the bacteria, giving it the name 'penicillin'. But Fleming only continued to study penicillin for a year or so, and he never got to the stage of purifying and testing its effects against bacterial infections when injected into a living animal or patient. <br/><br/> "Howard Florey became Professor of Pathology at Oxford in 1935, moving into a splendid new department, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. Florey quickly recruited Ernst Chain to work with him, and they began to look at a range of substances that might have an effect on bacteria. <br/><br/> "Around the time Britain declared war on Germany, Chain and Florey came to the conclusion that penicillin was far more effective in combating bacteria than the other candidates. But there was no simple means of testing the activity of the samples of penicillin they produced. And they needed a good method to extract the penicillin from cultures of the <i>Penicillium</i> mould. <br/><br/> "With Norman Heatley, a biochemist who became Florey's research associate in 1940, the team solved both these problems. Heatley devised a new technique to measure the activity of a sample of penicillin and came up with a method called back-extraction to isolate the penicillin. He managed to automate this procedure using a set up consisting of bottles, milk churns, yards of glass and rubber tubing. <br/><br/> "By 25 May 1940, the team had reached a point where they could carry out a new experiment that would test whether penicillin could be an important antibacterial drug. Eight mice were given lethal doses of streptococci. Four of the mice were then given injections of penicillin. By the next morning all the untreated mice were dead while those that had received penicillin survived for days to weeks. <br/><br/> "With this result, Florey realised that he needed to expand production - an effective treatment for infection could be a valuable contribution to Britain's war effort. He turned the Dunn School into something of a penicillin factory. Six 'penicillin girls' were taken on to maintain production in 700 newly designed vessels which were continuously in use. By February 1941 Florey felt he had enough penicillin to begin trials in humans. <br/><br/> "With the help of Charles Fletcher, a young doctor at the Radcliffe Infirmary, on 12 February 1941, Albert Alexander, a 43-year-old policeman, became the first patient to be treated with penicillin. He had scratched his face on a rose bush, the wound had become infected and the infection had spread. Fletcher injected him with penicillin regularly over four days, and within 24 hours he was greatly improved. But supplies of the new drug ran out before his cure was complete. He relapsed at the beginning of March, and died two weeks later. <br/><br/> "Of the next five patients, four recovered from their infections after a course of penicillin. The other, a child of four, was cured of his infection but tragically died of a brain haemorrhage. The results were published in <i>The Lancet</i> in August 1941 [the second offered paper]. <br/><br/> "As similarly impressive results from larger trials began to come in, companies in the US and then the UK began to start production of penicillin on an industrial scale. Supplies of penicillin accompanied the troops making the D-day landings in June 1944, and the death toll from infected wounds during the campaign was dramatically reduced. <br/><br/> "Penicillin inspired massive efforts to discover other new drugs that could conquer the many diseases still threatening the world. Further antibiotics soon followed, including streptomycin, chloramphenicol, the tetracylines, and erythromycin ... Antibiotics have seen a dramatic change in the figures for deaths and illness from infectious diseases" ( <br/><br/> Fleming, Florey and Chain were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1945, recognising the tremendous contribution of penicillin to human welfare. But Heatley's contribution, which had been no less essential, went largely unrecognised during his working life. However in later years, following an OBE in 1978, the University of Oxford awarded him with the first Penicillin Fellowship at Lincoln College, and renamed the laboratory in which he had worked for 42 years in his honour, as well as instituting an annual lecture and a lectureship in his name. Heatley was also the first non-medic in the history of the University to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Medicine.. Two seperatley paginated offprints from The Lancet (Aug. 24 1940 and Aug. 16 1941), 8vo (216 x 138 mm), in original printed wrappers, sewn as issued, pp. 8 and pp. 34, both very fine copies

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        Elementary Derivation of the Equivalence of Mass and Energy

      Wisconsin and New York: American Mathematical Society. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN RARE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of one of Einstein&#39;s most complete proofs of his most famous equation, e=mc2; the text of the prestigious Gibbs Lecture, delivered at Pittsburgh on December 28, 1934. Einstein "gave two proofs [of e=mc2] in his later years. In 1934 he gave the Gibbs lecture in Pittsburgh and deduced [e=mc2] from the validity in all inertial frames of energy and momentum conservation for a system of point particles. In 1946 he gave an elementary derivation in which the equation for the aberration of light and the radiation of pressure are assumed given" (Pais, Subtle is the Lord, 148). IN: Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. XLI, No. 4, pp. 223-230. Menasha, Wis., and New York: The American Mathematical Society, April 1935. Octavo, original wrappers. Spine a little faded and a hint of wear at spine ends; generally fine. Rare in wrappers. Note: A custom box is available for this item for an additional $225.

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        The World As I See It

      New York: Covici Friede, 1934. First American edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Book Near Fine with the top edge of the page block a bit dusty and the fore-edge with minor spots of foxing, otherwise clean and appearing unread. In a Very Good dust jacket, retaining the original price of $2.50. Our research indicates that the first edition was issued in a cream dust wrapper with blue ink, priced at $2.50. We could find no other examples of an orange jacket with black ink to see whether this might be a later state jacket or perhaps a variant of the first edition. An uncommon book in jacket. Einstein presents for a lay audience essays and discussions of a variety of topics, some political and scientific and others much more personal. Near Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

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        Brinkley Manor: A Novel About Jeeves

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, , 1934. Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine and upper board in black, decoration to front board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Jacket design by James Montgomery Flagg. Two pages tanned (p. 192 and 193). A very good copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with small closed tears. First US edition. The second instalment in the Jeeves and Wooster series, published in the UK ten days before the first US edition under the title Right Ho, Jeeves.

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        Right Ho, Jeeves

      Herbert Jenkins, 19348vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper, free endpapers lightly browned; original cream cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in red, red top, covers mildly age-soiled, tiny tear at extreme top of headband else a very good, bright, clean copy. With 8pp publisher's catalogue at end. The second Bertie and Jeeves. Among many highlights is the priceless depiction of an inebriated Gussie presenting the prices. A true classic. VERY SCARCE. Connolly 63; Jasen 52.

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        Fortegnelse / katalog over Kirstine og Hjalmar Bruhn's samlinger.

      3 bd. (1: Malerier. 2: Tegninger. 3: Kunstindustri incl. BØGER ). Kbhvn. 1934-54. Folio. Trykt i 18 ekspl. på papir van Gelder Zonen. Ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i smukt privat halvlæder bundet på ægte bind af Anker Kysters Eftf. 1956 [Henrik Park].. Med Hjalmar Bruhns superexlibis præget i guld på ryggen og med håndskrevne tilføjelser foretaget af efterkommere af Kirstine og Hjalmar Bruhn

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        Autograph Document Signed

      1934. unbound. American aviator, engineer and industrialist. Rare partly printed A.D. Signed, pencilled completely in Hughes&#39; hand; a Marconigram Telegram; oblong 8vo., 1 page, August 12, 1934, aboard his yacht Southern Cross. In full: To Deborah Butler, Telephone 1227W, Nantucket (Mass). Arriving tomorrow, Monday, Winnie Howard." Hughes also filled in the questionnaire part of the document, responding as follows - Prefix: RKO; Origin: Southern Cross; By Whom Sent: H.H. etc. Fine. Winnie" was a pet name used by Howard Hughes&#39; closest friends. It was also the pseudonym he used when engaging in trysts aboard his fabled yachts.

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        ABC of Reading

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,, 1934. Octavo. Original rough red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Spine a little rolled, spotting to edges of text block and endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed and partially tanned jacket that is a little spotted with some nicks and short splits, and one closed tear to the spine panel repaired with tape on the verso. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of rough red cloth. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Pound&#39;s ABC of Reading was intended to accompany and expand on his earlier volume How to Read, and to provide a textbook "that can be read &#39;for pleasure as well as profit&#39; by those no longer in school; by those who have not been to school; or by those who in their college days suffered those things which most of my generation suffered" (How to Study Poetry, p. ix).

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      Funk & Wagnalls, 1934. 33rd Printing Overall. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1934. Sixteenth printing of the New and Enlarged Edition, but the thirty-third printing overall, with a corresponding original dust jacket that states "Thirty-Third Printing" on the spine of the dust jacket. Signed on the front free end paper in black ink by the author, Emily Post. In Very Good condition. Previous owner gift inscription (not written from Emily Post) on the page following the signature. Clean text. Clean exterior with light edge wear and wear at the spine ends. Light fraying to cloth. The dust jacket is well preserved, but shows tanning to the spine panel, light edge wear and slight wear along the folds. A nice copy overall.

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice,

      A. A. Knopf 1934 - Statement of "First Edition" on copyright page. Lacking dust jacket. Clean pages. Sound binding. Offsetting to end papers. First 8 page leafs have a tiny tear at the side edge. Foxing to side of page block. Sunning to spine. Cloth has darkening or soiling/spotting to edges. A solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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