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        Zhilischche (Dwelling)

      Moscow: Gostroi-izdat, 1934. Folio, embossed light blue cloth in rare original pictorial dust jacet. Spine and edges of book faded. Dust jacket skillfully restored and attractive. Some internal soiling. Study of contemporary international architecture, including works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe and modern Russian architects. Illustrated with photogravures and diagrams. Ginzburg (1892-1946) was an influential Soviet Constructivist architect whose work was discredited when conventional Stalinist architecture was instituted after 1932. In the early 1920s he founded the OSA group (Organization of Contemporary Architects) which was linked to Vladimir Mayakovsky and Osip Brik's LEF group (Left Front of the Arts). . Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Folio.

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        The Ways of White Folks

      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: Burnside Rare Books]
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        SCARLET EMPRESS, THE (1934)

      Paramount 1934 - Vintage original 11 x 14" (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Marlene Dietrich, Sam Jaffe, John Loder, C. Aubrey Smith, Gavin Gordon, dir: Josef von Sternberg; Paramount. One of the finest lobby cards for one of film histories most truly bizarre movies. Perhaps this was Von Sternberg's answer for Dietrich to her great competitor Greta Garbo's QUEEN CHRISTINA. While that film attempted to tell an accurate historical account of a historic queen, this film was a major experiment in style. The basis was the story of Princess Sophia of Germany who is taken to Russia to marry half wit Grand Duke Peter (played with aplomb insanity by Jaffe). The Princess is repulsed by him, finds love with a Russian soldier and produces a son. No ones asks questions and she moves on to become Catherine the Great. Much of the film was silent and drenched in Gothic sets, set pieces and artifice, shot through diffusions of all kinds and lit in expressionistic ways which have never been duplicated. It became an homage by von Sternberg (who was by now obsessed) to Dietrich. Dietrich is swathed in a fur creation by Travis Banton. There are a few scattered pinholes to an otherwise perfect card with vibrant colors, FINE.

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        Pieces sur l'Art

      Librairie Gallimard, Paris. OTHER:WRAPPERS. One of 170 copies hors commerce of 1370. Inscribed and signed by the author, on the half-title page: "Je prétends que l'artiste finisse par le naturel ; mais le naturel d'un nouvel homme. Paul Valery" Minor foxing. Near fine. In French. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1934.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books, IOBA]
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        Man Ray Photographs 1920 - 1934 Paris (First Edition, Second Issue)

      Hartford & New York / Paris : James Thrall Soby (with Random House) & Cahiers d\'Art, 1934. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. This is a first edition, second printing of Man Ray\'s highly acclaimed, \"Man Ray Photographs 1920 - 1934 Paris\" published by James Thrall Soby (with Random House) & Cahiers d\'Art, Hartford & New York / Paris in 1934. There is controversy surrounding the actual edition of this book. Writing in The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century, Andrew Roth wrote points out that the first edition, second issue, with the fictitious \"Second Edition\" on the cancel title page was placed there by the publisher who \"attempted to generate demand where none existed by suggesting the edition had sold out. After replacing the title pages of these copies with one stating second edition, he returned them for sale.\" Regardless of the issue point, Parr & Badger in their book, \"The Photobook: A History\", state that the Man Ray photographs contained in this edition are \"regarded by some as amongst the greatest of the twentieth century. This was Man Ray\'s first monograph and his friends pulled out all the stops to herald it. It contains poetry and essays by the leading figures of the Dada and Surrealist movements: André Breton, Paul Ã?luard, Marcel Duchamp (written under his famous pseudonym \"Rrose Selavy\") and Tristan Tzara. Containing 84 stunning full page black and white monochromes (photographs) and 19 rayographs, the book is a tall quarto (12 x 10 inches) that is spiral bound in stiff photographically illustrated wrappers. The condition of the wrappers is Very Good+ with some edge wear, rubs and soiling with 2 of the plastic rings on the top and 1 on the bottom broken. The interior is in Near Fine condition with no foxing and a few very minor tears to the edge of 5 of the pages. Overall, this is a highly desirable copy of a notoriously fragile book rarely found in this condition. Cited in both The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century by Andrew Roth and The Photobook: A History by Parr and Badger.

      [Bookseller: Franklin Books ]
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        "Linienfigur mit hellen Flächen".

      Stuttgart. 1934.. Bildgrösse: 39,8 x 31,5cm. Papiergrösse 49,5 x 46 cm. Farblithographie. Hellbraun gespritzer Grund mit Aussparungen , dunkelbraune Lienien auf chamoisfarbenem Papier. Unter Passepartout. Zwei winzige Risse am Rand (2mm), Knickspuren am Rand, Reste alter Montierung, sonst gut erhalten. Rechs unter der Darstellung im weissen Rand eigenhändig in Bleistift von Baumeister signiert.. Seltenes und frühes Motiv. Probedruck, ohne Nummerierung, dafür signiert ! Die Auflage betrug 40 Exemplare. - WV Baumeister/Spielmann 35a; Spielmann 1972, 89.

      [Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K - Antiquariat seit ]
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        Burmese Days

      Harper & Brothers, 1934-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on copyright page. True first edition with the American edition preceding the British. No Dust Jacket. Bound in original orange cloth with floral patterned end sheets. In Good to Good- overall condition, with wear to the exterior. Clean pages, with foxing to the side of the page block, and on a few occasions in the pages as well. Rear end paper shows damage and foxing, front paste down has evidence of a small price written in pencil then erased. Boards bowed, with rubbing and mottling to cloth, edge wear. Spine is sunned with staining. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. Rendered into English verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. New York. 1934 - REPRINT DULAC EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.6 x 7.4 inches). Finely illustrated with 12 fine full page coloured plates by Edmund Dulac. A fine and clean copy, finely bound, for Asprey of London, in full dark blue morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, each decorated with a gilt wavy line. Compartments double ruled, fully decorated and lettered in gilt. Boards with gilt ruled and wavy lined centre panel with floral corner pieces. Outer boards with wavy line and ruled gilt borders, again with floral corner decorations. Board edges ruled in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins ruled and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. A fine copy. The binding is not signed but is certainly the work of a master bookbinder. Housed in a tissue paper lined purple box from Asprey of Bond Street in London. Contains a biographical preface, biography of Omar Khayyam and the text of the first, second and fifth, plus variations in the third, editions by Fitzgerald. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        MORE PRICKS THAN KICKS

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1934.. Tan cloth, lettered in blue. Spine cocked and somewhat rubbed and a bit darkened, engraved bookplate on front pastedown (Sir George Bull, Baronet of Hammersmith), modest tanning at edges, faint discoloration to top stain, otherwise a good, sound copy, without the rare dust jacket. First edition of Beckett's first collection of short fiction, by most assessments his scarcest trade publication. The edition consisted of approximately 1500 copies, of which only a third sold. Beckett was reluctant to allow its reprinting, finally relenting only in 1966 for the "Hors Commerce" edition for scholars, which paved the way for the public editions of later years. F & F 16.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Living My Life

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934-01-01. Very Good. Signed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934: Signed. First single volume edition, (preceded by a two-volume edition in 1931). Signed by Emma Goldman on the first blank page. In About Very Good condition. Fraying to spine ends with light chipping and loss, edge wear, worn corners. Light rubbing to spine. Front hinge appears repaired and remains tender. Book plate from previous owner on front paste down, with offsetting to front free end paper. Pages are lightly age toned, free of marking, but show occasional wear, light ding on side edge. A wonderful copy of this Anarchist classic, boldly signed by Emma Goldman.

      [Bookseller: Burnside 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: Burnside Rare Books]
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        L. to B

      Privately Published. Hardcover. This is a very rare collector's piece that was privately published in very small numbers for private circulation among family and friends. It is an autobiographical account of a famous journey by two friends - Peter Hogg and "Zumph" Edelsten from Lympne to Baghdad and back again during the summer break of 1934 in a surplus Bistol Fighter. It is also signed with a dedication from Zumph's mother Helen, to "Fergie" another person featured in the account. The cloth binding over the spine and corners is fairly worn in raised areas and the paper covering of the boards has deteriorated significantly over time. The hinges and bindings are good and strong and the book features tipped in photographs - the silver can clearly be seen in the surface of the developing paper. The pages are generally clean with one or two having some foxing in the margins. Regrettably, the upper edges of the pages have deteriorated and are very fragile and flaking with some staining in the area, this is mainly in the earlier stages of the book and does not affect the text. . Good. 1939.

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        CATALOGUE GÉNÉRAL DE LA LIBRAIRIE FRANÇAISE PENDANT 25 ANS (1840-1865)

      O. Lorenz, Paris, France 1934 - 8vo. variously bound. varioiusly paginated. 32 Volumes. Text in French. Besterman 2367-8. A general catalogue of French booksellers from 1840 to 1934. The first 32 volumes of 34 volumes published until 1945. Includes brief biographical sketches and list of works published. Arranged alphabetically. Foreword in first volume; "notice" in fourth volume. Binding varies. Some volumes include contents of previously published ones (see Besterman). Volumes 1-11 quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards. Volumes 12-13 with later library binding. Volumes 14-19 paper-covered boards. Volumes 20-32 half leather, marbled paper-covered boards. Rubbed and scuffed at edges. Foxing, especially on endpapers. Clipping attached to back endpaper of fourth volume. Boards of Volumes 14-19 worn. Front board of Volume 15 detached. Small ink stamp indicates that this set was a duplicate from the Library of Congress. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Autograph Note Signed, in Hindi, on integral address stationery, 8vo opened, postmarked, Delhi, Jan. 11, 1935, but written Dec. 23, 1934

      Gandhi address his note in English to Shri Janamal Narmada Mowbreys Road, Cathedral Madras. Gandhi acknowledges the death of an associate indicating he sends 500 rupees. Signed, as written, in Hindi. The fragile paper shows wear at the margins, center fold is chipped only at the edges, in good condition overall. Gandhi left the National Congress party in 1934 until 1936. He remained active in India's movement towards independence from British rule. In the week before he penned this note, on December 14, 1934, the All-India Village Industries Association formed formally at Wardha. With this organization, Gandhi sought to reorganize rural Indian so that they could be developed as ideal surroundings to live in. He included reviving crafts, reforming agricultural, sanitary and nutritional practices. Gandhi wrote this note about six months after the first attempt on his life in June 1934.

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        Leonard Misonne. Nummeriertes Exemplar / numbered copy.

      Wien Worcester Kobenhavn Torino Meppel, Edition Die Galerie, ohne Jahresangabe ( 1934 ).. Erste und einzige Ausgabe / First and only edition. Large format 30,5 x 31,8 cm. 3 pages title. 1 page handwritten text signed by Leonard Misonne, Gilly decembre 1934, in facsimile. 1 page translation in English and German. 24 plates with photographs. 1 page translation of the french picture-titles in English and German / 5 nicht nummerierte Bl. mit Titel, Text und einer Handschrift in Facsimile, 24 Tafeln mit Fotografien, 1 Bl. Bildtitel. Text französisch, englisch und deutsch. Bilder gedruckt von Druckstöcken der Klischeeanstalt Beissner & Gottlieb in Wien. Hardcover half cloth. This special edition was issued without dust jacket. Cover slightly worn, but very good copy / Orig.-Halbleinenband, der in dieser Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag erschien. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar.. Leonard Misonne, Photograph ( 1870 - 1943 ). Eins von nur 1000 nummerierten Exemplaren. Hier liegt die Nummer 785 vor. / One of only 1000 numbered copies, No. 785.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Elke Rehder]
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        THE W. HEATH ROBINSON CALENDAR (for 1934).

      London, G. Delgado Ltd, 1934.1934, 250 x 178 mm, 9¾ x 7 inches, cream card covers with extra illustration on upper cover, title in red, complete with original silk hanging ribbon at the top. 52 half - tone illustrations, all humorous, all on different, sometimes seasonal topics, image size 150 x 108 mm (6 x 4¼ inches), each with a humorous caption below. Covers very slightly dusty and faintly spotted along edges, ribbon rather faded, corners very slightly scuffed, 20 mm (¾") split to fold at top of lower cover, contents very nice. Lacking presentation box, otherwise a very good copy. See Beare Addenda page 34, D2, all the cartoons had previously appeared in magazines. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        'THE GADGETS' Heath Robinson's 'Ideal Home'.

      London, at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition, 1934.6 postcards published for the Daily Mail in 1934 contained in original printed envelope. 6 marvellous sepia photos of a model house designed by Heath Robinson for the Exhibition. No.1 shows a cross section of the entire house, the rest: The Kitchen, The Dining Room, The Nursery, The Bedroom and The Garden, all rigged up with all manner of crazy gadgets, with the various members of the family making use of them. The cards are in Fine condition, the envelope slightly worn. Beare gives the background to the cards: 'The Gadgets' was nearly 20 ft high on a site 50 ft by 30 ft and peopled with more than 30 life - like moving figures, all busy about their daily tasks. See full description by Beare pages 94 - 95. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Public Rights in the Seashore. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO KING GEORGE V

      Sir Isaac Pitman, 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. . Catalogs: political economy.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        A Handful of Dust

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1934. Octavo. Original black and red "snakeskin" cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a red cloth folding box. Contents rather foxed, but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Best love from Evelyn to Bertie & Diane [sic]". The recipients were Robert and Diana Abdy. The Waughian diminutive of Bertie from Robert was routinely employed by Waugh in his diaries. Cf 12 December 1936 and 15 December 1936.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mary Poppins

      New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1934. First American edition. Fine/Near Fine. A Fine copy of the book, sharp, square and unread. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has a lightly faded spine and that has a few small chips and tears that have been reinforced on the verso with a fully reversible, archival tissue. The first book in the justifiably famous Mary Poppins series. Basis for the 1964 Oscar-winning Disney film starring Julie Andrews as the magical English nanny blown in by the East wind to care for the Banks children. Fine in Near Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        A Handful of Dust

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First Edition, First Printing in original dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact. In Very Good condition. Sound binding. Clean text, though pages show light signs of age and use. Previous owner discrete address label to front free end paper. Light tidemark to green topstain. Top right corner bumped, spine ends worn and faded, cloth slightly overall faded. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine, chipping at corners and edges, edge wear, toning to rear panel. Overall an attractive copy, in a nice, beautifully illustrated dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Le Satyricon. Cuivres graves par A. Derain. Paris, Aux depens d'un Amateur 1951. Folio. 290 S. Mit 33 Orig.-Radierungen u. 43 Holzschnittvignetten. Orig.-Brs. in Orig.-Halbpergament-Chemise und Schuber.

      . . Eines von 50 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe mit einer zweiten Suite sämtlicher Orig.-Radierungen u. Orig.-Holzschnitte. Bereits 1934 schuf Derain die Radierungen. Der Tod des Verlergers 1939 verhinderte die anstehende Realisierung des Buches. Erst 1951 konnte das Buch dann in den Druck gehen. Tadellos erhalten. - Monod 9049. - Rauch 40.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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        1934 - 1945 Collection of Correspondence, Diary Materials and Ephemera: A Chemical Engineer & Industrial Espionage, The Communist Party of America and World War II

      New Jersey: Not Published, 1934. Diaries, ephemera & correspondence of Jacob I. Fass; a chemical engineer from Brooklyn, NY who worked for NOPCO (National Oil Products Co.) in New Jersey during WWII. He is a brilliant and secretive figure, seemingly with hidden personal agendas in several areas of his life. Fass came from an educated Jewish background and in addition to deep immersion in his career in chemical science, had an intense interest in music, photography, philosophy and the politics of the time. He is labeled a 'Trotskyite' by relatives & friends who are in the Communist Party of America and he may have been a member of the Young Communists and other socialist organizations (see below for more information). He was a fanatic for quality sound recordings of classical and folk music and advised & corresponded extensively with friends concerning audio equipment & where to find the best selection of records - and did the same for his hobby of photography.Collection including: 200 pages of daily 'secret' notes, kept by Fass from late 1942 to 1944; approx. 4 ½" x 5" size, which had been folded tightly to about 1" squares, to hide them and smuggle out of the laboratory facility. Fass kept them for reference for the future, as a safeguard for his work - and possibly, they may have been taken for others to read. They are written in a clear, miniscule hand in fine black ink, very legible, 100 - 150 words per page side, a painstaking effort; keeping precise, detailed records of chemical engineering projects & formulas, findings, failures & successes, company politics, employee backbiting & bitching and notices of workers being let go into the armed services, sometimes quoting entire conversations as they happened; the overall sentiment is one of paranoia concerning his position at NOPCO, pressure from administration to produce viable products, worry about being drafted, wages & employee benefits, poor & unsafe working conditions and more. A sampling from one of the 'secret' sheets: "Mon. Jan 11 1943 8:30 Joe Campagnola relates that on Friday Kapp told him for ½ hour that he was no good. Rest of time told him they would not ask for his deferment. 8:50 Kapp to Chodroff "Where's Fass?" Seems cleaning gal left water running - flood Saturday. Chodroff explains. I emerge from lockers. K says "What about it" "Water?" I say No, says he, catching me off guard. "That thing." I say, "Better salary but I don't like the work."; he says "How often will this go on - keeping us in suspense. I feebly reply that they wrote to me and I just answered. (referring to a job offer at another company) 2:30 J. Kline in passed drug test. Lets out with news that Harry Rosenbaum is brother-in-law of Saul Chodroff. SC married his sister. Seems a slip on Kline's part. 3:00 HR comes up to tell SC that J. Kline spilled ho ac (hydrochloric acid) on himself and had to take a shower 3:30 - 5:00 H. Rosenbaum kibitzing w. S.C. doing no work at all. 1:30 He had argument or discussion with Oliver & Tom on cooling aldehyde before addition - Bloomberg got fired for less. 5:25 Infamy!! Joe Campagnoloa says Kapp asked him several weeks ago when his deferment was up. Joe told him. He said remind me again. Joe did. He said then the notes gone through already. Then Jan 8 this reversal. Joe says today they made b-alamine - drop in pressure gratified them - but due to leak. I had asked SC why b-alamine failed. He smiled. When Joe flushed, or neglected to flush the tank, N02O got in...." The above group with light wear, a few with closed tears, otherwise very good, they have all been opened from their folded state; there is much on the work at the laboratory on ephedrine, vitamins for troops and related products; also on contracts and materials for the military during the war; and talk of competition with rival manufacturers Merck and Squibb, among others. (with) A chemical experiment diary 1939 - 1940 about 60 pages, 3" x 6" approx.. size, with handwritten formulas, batch notations, compounds & percentages of materials used, results, processes, yields; most of the experiments dated, numbered, very legible; with soil and wear, about good condition. Correspondence: Fass received letters and postal cards (almost all plain cards - with writing only) from about 2 dozen correspondents during the years 1934 - 1945, with most of them received during the war years 1942 - 45. Fass had many friends, most of whom are college-educated and of the scientific fraternity - other chemical engineers & scientists - who write him about their work on thermit explosives, testing oils, laboratory work, calculations and company information regarding the productions in various plants what they are working on. Another close friend is a meteorologist who discusses his Cornell U. career and friends are also government employees & army administrators; some end up being drafted and in chemical warfare research or other branches of the armed services; many are fellow Jews and some write of their interest and preference in dating or socializing with other Jews. Predictably, as the war drags on there is much mention from friends of their loneliness and craving for cultural, emotional and intellectual stimulation - replying to Fass' letters, they evidently appreciate the time he spends writing them on diverse subjects and interests, from politics to music and literature to dating. One correspondent becomes an aide to the Jewish rabbi at his wartime station and helps with services; others are stationed overseas in the Pacific especially, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Some letters from friends in the military are censored (place-names cut out, trimmed portions) Including: About 35 items - cards & letters - from Phyllis Kenner (Robinson) (1921 - 2010) American advertising executive and copywriter most famous for her campaigns for Levy's rye bread & the department store Ohrbachs - who was elected by the One Group in 1968 to the Creative Hall of Fame. She was in her early 20s here, with evidence of a complex friendship with Fass, involving much socializing, attendance at many musical and dance events in New York, seeking advice regarding sound systems and also a certain intimacy, which fades as she became engaged to Dr. Robinson - the feeling is one of a lover's disappointment on the part of Fass, reading between the lines of his friends' correspondence with him regarding his relationship with her and an attitude of insouciance on the part of Phyllis Kenner - who wants to have the social fun and stimulation of dating Fass, with the professional prestige & security associated with her doctor friend and eventual husband; Communist Party of America: a group of letters from relations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, several of which are from an engaged couple (cousins of Fass) who have long discussions with him regarding the Communist Party of America and their local and occasional national involvement with CP activities, with mention of the Daily Worker newspaper, their feelings regarding Earl Browder and mention of people in the local membership of the Communist Party, including African-Americans; there is some connection between writings in the PM magazine and one relation or friend who may have worked with Arthur Felig (Weegee) at that publication. Other relations who discuss this couple's CP doings with Fass state that they consider Fass a 'Trotskyite" and an outsider to the main CP causes at the time. Fass seems to have become disgruntled with the mainstream CP once the wartime alliance with Germany was made. It is unclear as to his political sentiments which he was seemingly loathe to share openly. One of his informants from Lancaster is his cousin Adele (17 - 18 years old) who had some sexual experiences with Fass, infatuated with him and, when she goes off to University of Chicago maintains intimate communications with him regarding her sexual explorations and affairs, along with describing in much detail her experiences in school and outside in groups of diverse social strata in that city - from singing in church choir to partying all night in jazz dives - she had a precocious attitude, was a talented musician and kept him informed on the CP activities of the Pennsylvania branch of the family and her opinion of them as time goes on. Soviet espionage: There is some correspondence with and regarding Thomas L. Black, who eventually became Fass' business partner in Spruce Chemical Co. in New Jersey, which they created after leaving NOPCO. Black was investigated by the FBI for "espionage activities". One letter from Black, when recounting a dinner engagement at the home of Charles W. Berg of Philadelphia states that "…they see through rose-colored glasses, while he sees through red…" Some of the materials on the FBI investigation of Black and his activities are available online, via the Freedom of Information Act; there is evidence regarding Black's involvement with known Soviet spy Harry Gold and others. Holocaust: One very moving piece of correspondence appears to be a translation of a 3 page letter from Europe written after WWII, concerning the plight of a Jewish refugee and holocaust survivor, who lost his wife and family - "…in the night they threw a hand grenade through my window, and it happened to fall on my wife's bed, and it tore off both her feet. A few hours later she left me forever. Also, my child was seriously wounded, but still she remained alive. But all of this was only a preliminary...this was done by none other than our good neighbors, the Ukrainians. They possibly acted worse than the Germans. When they were given a free hand they did the worst...made pogroms all over on their own account..." and more - it is unclear whether this was a relation of Fass' and it appears to have been translated by him - there are several versions and a large photocopy of the note and what appears to be the original in Ukrainian or other European script. Occupied Japan: Fass' meteorologist friend is part of the Japan occupation forces and writes a good post-war letter regarding conditions there, flying over the bombed territory, the bad food, accommodations; the miserable 'construction-camp-like' conditions and the general feeling of disgruntlement about still being in the Army and forced to a pointless exercise occupying the country and cities of the former Japanese empire. Other correspondents include: Saul Novack (d. 1998) a friend who became dean of arts and humanities at Queens College and a professor emeritus at the college's Aaron Copland School of Music; Edgar Paul Boyko (1918 - 2002) Alaskan attorney who served as Attorney General for that state under the administration of Governor Walter Hickel from 1967 to 1968 (several letters); and other friends and relations. Many of the envelopes are covered with drawings, doodles, chemical formulas, meandering thoughts, lists of words and names, addresses, phone numbers written by Fass when he received them - a rich trove of ephemeral interest. Miscellaneous: a few photographs; an early 20th C. Polish passport (1920s) marked for immigration to the U.S. and a few other documents in that language, as well as a couple of letters in Polish and other languages; a Columbia Theater Assoc. of Col. Univ. program flyer for the presentation of the American premiere of The Village Barber by Johann Schenk, 1942; 1947 flyer for Sydney Howard's Paths of Glory at Kaufmann Auditorium Y.M. & Y.W.H.A. a dress rehearsal for the Equity Library Theatre Production; a few greeting cards and various clippings; Overall, this archive is in good to very good condition and with interest surrounding Fass' involvement in the CPA as well as in aspects of the chemical industry in New Jersey & Soviet espionage. A good reference regarding the political and social atmosphere of the time is "American Science in an Age of Anxiety - Scientists, Anticommunism, & the Cold War" by Jessica Wang, 1999 UNC press; there is a footnote mention of a letter from one of the Fass Pennsylvania relations in that book. PLEASE NOTE: The letters as well as the 'secret' papers sub-group have been sorted by chronologically for ease of reading & research. . Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good.

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        Pirates of Venus

      California: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, 1934. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on copyright page. In original, first issue dust jacket. In About Very Good condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text, though pages are lightly age toned and contents show light overall wear. Foxing and light age related spotting to end papers. Boards edge wear, with an area of moderate rubbing to the front board. The spine is slightly darkened. The dust jacket shows rubbing, toning, edge wear, with a few short tears and chipping at spine ends and the bottom of the front panel. First Edition, First Printing in original First Issue dust jacket.

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        Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Wohl Louveciennes, 28. III. 1934.. ½ S. 4to.. An einen Mr. Wolfes, wohl der Komponist und Dirigent Felix Wolfes (1892-1971): "Ich danke Ihnen für Ihren Brief und bin gern bereit, mich einmal mit Ihnen zu treffen. Ich bin in dieser Woche voraussichtlich nur Freitag in Paris, kann aber noch keine genaue Stunde vereinbaren. Wollen Sie mich am Freitag etwa um 2 Uhr unter der Numer Segur 0633 anrufen? [...]". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf; mit kleinen Randläsuren; zwei kleine Randeinrisse alt hinterlegt; etwa eine Zeile mit ms. "xs" überschrieben.

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        TROPIC OF CANCER

      PARIS: OBELISK, 1934. Libro. in ottime condizioni. Rilegato. prima edizione. 8° - da 20 a 28 cm. VERY GOOD CONDITIONS , VERY RARE, ONE OF ONLY 1.000 COPY PRINTED OF MILLER MASTERPIECE. 8° , HARDCOVER , pp 318.

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        Rachmaninoff's Recollections

      George Allen & Unwin. Hardcover. Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, no DJ, small paper clip mark to front endpaper, newspaper remnants to second blank page, previous owner's name to front endpaper . Good. 1934 . First Edition.

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        Shabby Tiger

      London: Collins,, 1934. Octavo. Original brown cloth, title to spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Contemporary bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine faintly faded, top edge dusty, edges of text block and endpapers a little foxed. An excellent copy in a lightly rubbed jacket with two small closed tears. First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Set in Manchester, Shabby Tiger was the author's first novel, which was shortly followed by a sequel, Rachel Rosing (1935). Shabby Tiger was adapted into a television series starring Prunella Gee in 1974. "The author of this novel and all the characters mentioned in it are completely fictitious. There is no such city as Manchester" (Author's Note). Laid in is a contemporary bookmark.

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        TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934)

      USA 1934 - Vintage original 8 x 14" (20 x 36 cm.) mini-window/midget window card, USA, Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, Neil Hamilton, Paul Cavanagh, dir: Cedric Gibbons, Jack Conway; MGM. The best and the most loved of the Johnny Weismuller Tarzan series, which ran from 1932 through 1942 at MGM with the lovely O'Sullivan as Jane and then continued at RKO between 1943 and 1948. This is the sexiest of the titles as well with O'Sullivan in her two piece jungle wear and Weissmuller in his abbreviated loin cloth. It contained the still controversial nude swim scene. The scene, which could be shown during the initial April 1934 release, was filmed in several versions (clothed, partially nude and fully nude), was fully cut from the film later that year. It was not until the late-1990s that it was found and restored. Olympic champ Josephine McKim did the actual nude swim for O'Sullivan, but the openly flirtatious, sexual, yet innocent relationship enacted between O'Sullivan and Weismuller remains extremely appealing today and makes the film, with all its wonderful adventure as well, highly watchable and highly collectible. A great Pre-Code title! Poster has been touched up in blank upper margin and lower margin. VERY GOOD.

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        WONDER BAR (1934)

      USA 1934 - Vintage original 14 x 22" (35 x 56 cm.) window card, USA. Al Jolson, Kay Francis, Dolores del RÃo, Ricardo Cortez, Dick Powell, Guy Kibee, Ruth Donnelly, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley; Warner Brothers. Wonder Bar is the Paris entertainment bar owned by Al Wonder, and he welcomes the audience in (on camera and in the cinema audience) to his establishment with a song "Vive La France." This performance (at Jolson's insistence) would be one of the last to be done live on camera (with the Warner Brothers orchestra live on set portraying the club's band). The story involved a tragic love triangle which ended in murder -- a more lively script than standard musical faire of the day but, still, it was Busby Berkeley's wildly staged and edited production numbers which to this day are memorable. This included the number "Don't Say Good-Night." Released just prior to the code enforcement, the film is full of illicit sex relationships, homosexual references and getting away with murder. Today audiences may cringe at the now-politically incorrect production number "Goin' to Heaven on a Mule," which featured the Hall Johnson Choir. Witty and naughty, audiences loved it and it made a nice profit for Warner Brothers. Paper-backed, there has been some skillful but routine touch up to bottom margin and in the area of a couple of the small images of stars, NEAR VERY GOOD.

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        Il Costume Popolare in Italia

      Sperling & Kupfer 1934. Text in Italian. Popular Costumes in Italy One of 1000 copies (No. 308). A study of traditional folk costumes from Italy, sections for each region. High quality illustration throughout. Tanning/foxing to page edges and cover sl. grubby. 366pp.

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        An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

      Kyoto; Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934. Kyoto; Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934. The True 1st Edition. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Subjects: Zen Buddhism. Buddha and Buddhism --China. Monasticism and religious orders, Buddhist. ASSOCIATION copy. Bookplate of PRINCE KONOYE FUMIMARO [Japanese delegate to the Paris Peace conference, later Japanese Prime Minister and later again arrested by the Allied Powers as a war criminal].

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        Carte postale JOSEPHINE BAKER

      1934 - Carte postale représentant Joséphine Baker dans la revue "La joie de Paris" au Casino de Paris. Dédicacée: "Avec le bonjour de Joséphine Baker" 2 petits trous de punaises en haut et en bas [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CORPUS DE TAPIS MARROCAINS

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Paris. 1934. Tomo IV. 74Pag+64 Laminas. Alfombras diversas Rabat, Mediouna, Casablanca, Moyen-Atlas, Marroc Oriental, Haut Atlas, Haouz de Marrakech. Bellisimo ejemplar i dificil en comercio. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

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        I Claudius [with] Claudius the God.

      Arthur Barker London 1934 - First editions. 2 volumes, 8vo., BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY GRAVES, "Best Wishes from / Robert Graves / Deyá, 1976". Bound in dark blue half morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Asprey, top edge gilt, a fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York 1934 - First Edition, First Printing. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket has the $2.50 printed price present with some minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is bound in the original publisher's blue cloth with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOCTOR MARTINO AND OTHER STORIES.

      New York: Smith & Haas, 1934. - Gilt cloth. First edition, trade printing, of Faulkner's second collection of short fiction. Spine stamping somewhat dull, a bit of sunning at edges, else a very good copy in darkened dust jacket with a number of small, shallow nicks and tiny chips along top edge and at toe of spine. PETERSEN A15a. MASSEY 438.

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1934 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $2.00 printed price present on the front flap with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION with the First Issue dustjacket that has the correct titles on the back panel. We buy James M. Cain First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Encyclopedia of Jewish Knowledge

      New York -Behrman's Jewish Book House - London - W. and G. Foyle Ltd., 1934. New York -Behrman's Jewish Book House - London - W. and G. Foyle Ltd., 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A comprehensive Encyclopedia of Jewish Knowledgein One Volumewith a photograph to frontispiece of 'Airplane View of Hebrew University, Mount Scorpus. 'First edition, not published again until 1946. With a giftink inscription to front free endpaper:'To Mr and Mrs Max Baglisch on the occasion of their Silver Wedding, 13th June 1937. Very Best Wishes from Rev. and Mrs. Jacob Goldstein'Edited by Jacob de Haas in collaboration with move than one hundred and fifty scholars and specialists. Jacob De Haas(1872 1937) was a British Hasidic Jew, a journalist and an early leader of the Zionist movement, who propagated the movement in the United States. He moved to the United States in 1902. Theodor Herzl, had suggested to Richard Gottheil that he hire de Haas as the new secretary of the Federation of American Zionists (FAZ) to replace Stephen Samuel Wise. De Haas assumed the leadership of the fragmented American Zionist movement. One of his best known accomplishments was his befriending of Louis Brandeis, the best known, and admired secular Jew in America. De Haas introduced Brandeis to the ideas of Theodor Herzl and ideals of Zionism. After a relatively short period of examination and self-examination, Louis Brandeis became an ardent, committed Zionist in 1908. More importantly, Brandeis, would head the FAZ and the American Zionist movement by 1912. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and wear to extremities and with the odd stain and mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but with foxing to endpapers only. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      London: George C. Harrap & Co., Ltd. 1934 - Numbered copy 20, of 410 copies, 400 of which were for sale. 8vo. 45 pp. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham: four color plates, fourteen b/w drawings. Vellum binding with gilt titling on the front panel The only word for the book is "superb." "Very fine" comes close, too. The near-fine slipcase has a printed title label on the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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