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        Doctor Martino and other stories

      New York: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas, MCMXXXIV [1934]. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Printing (same date on title and copyright pages). 8vo: [8],371,[1]pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine and upper cover stamped in gilt, top edge stained yellow; typographic dust jacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr. and priced $2.50. About Fine (barring collector's bookplate to front paste down and offsetting to pp 90-91 from publisher's postcard laid in), with bright gilt and crisp, clean pages; in much better than Near Fine jacket, spine panel tanned (as typical) and barely rubbed but lettering and design still vibrant. Petersen A16.1.b. & Faulkner’s second collection of short stories in uncommonly collectible condition. The title story, about the power of platonic love, first appeared in the November 1931 issue of Harper's. In fact, only two stories, "Black Magic" and "The Leg," are new. "Smoke" marks Faulkner's first foray into the detective story, in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Conan Doyle, and a number of the stories, including "Beyond" and "The Leg" (about a haunting by an amputated limb) have supernatural elements. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Deutsches Volk - Deutsches Arbeit

      Berlin: Anzeigen-Aktiengesellschaft, 1934. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. lithographed wrappers. Very good/No Dust Jacket. 240 & 132 pages. 21.5 x 21.5 cm. The "Deutsches Volk - Deutsche Arbeit" exhibition (April 21 - June 3, 1934), was organized by the National Socialist regime. The first and heavily propagandistic exhibition of the "New Germany" soon after the "takeover". At that point many artists were still able to participate, because the regime was not so assured of its power yet. Soon after the exhibition, however, after the "Rohm coup" the prosecution intensified. Mies, Lilly Reich, Walter Gropius, F.A. Breuhaus, Herbert Bayer (who did the graphics design), Carl Grossberg and others were among the participants. Mies and Reich designed the German mining section. They eased the strictly axial alignment of the hall with smaller parallel walls, additional wall panels and 2 smaller walls made of salt and carbon. Photographer: Georg Bienek (active in Berlin, 1920s - 1930s). Views of the Reichs-Funkkammer Pavilion and the NSV Pavilion under construction for the "Deutsches Volk - Deutsche Arbeit" exhibition. 1934. 4 vintage gelatin silver prints on Agfa-Brovira paper. Each signed and annotated in pencil by the photographer on the verso. Covers slightly edgeworn, scattered foxing verso of covers. Laid-in an insert, "Was bietet das heutige Berlin?" containing theatrical and opera events during this exhibition.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Dark Island

      London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press,, October 1934. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in dark green, map to front pastedown. With the dust jacket. Map and jacket drawn by Ben Nicholson. Some fading to spine and board edges, slight spotting and tanning to edges and to early and late leaves. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed and faintly marked jacket. First edition, first impression; one of 10,590 copies.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1934 First Edition of Queen's second book, (pseudonym of Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee), a Queen's Quorum title and the first Ellery Queen short story collection. The notable Goldstone copy with Adrian Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown - acquired in the famous 1981 Goldstone sale of Mystery & Detective fiction. A bright, fresh near fine copy in illustrated black and yellow cloth with some light use, black titles to the spine in a fine facsimile dustwrapper of the original. 8vo. 357 pp. A very attractive copy.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      Bloomsbury: Nonesuch Press, 1934. 8vo (26 cm, 10.25"). 146, [2] pp. Nonesuch Press commemoration of the tercentenary of the death of poet and dramatist George Chapman. The volume was designed by Meynell, set in Centaur and Arrighi, and printed by the Cambridge University Press on Van Gelder paper watermarked "Nonesuch," with the endpapers displaying bright examples of the Curwen Press unicorn watermark; the title-page bears a vignette in bistre and brown, and the chapter numbers are embraced by typographical ornaments. This is => numbered copy 2 of 700 printed and one of 75 specially bound in full niger, with a contemporary inked annotation recording it as a "Special Binding by Meynell" (date of "20.6.1934" and cost of "£2:7:6") on the back free endpaper recto. Provenance: Front pastedown with calligraphic bookplate of Norman J. Sondheim, American collector of fine press books, and with large armorial bookplate of John Roland Abbey (1894–1969), English collector extraordinaire; the purchase notes are the latter's as "J.A. McKitterick/Rendall/Dreyfus 93. Natural niger morocco, spine with gilt-stamped title and series of gilt-ruled raised bands, top edge gilt on the rough; corners slightly rubbed, sides with small spots of discoloration, back cover with light scuff and free endpapers with offsetting from pastedowns. => A solid and attractive copy with very nice provenance.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        An Indiscretion in the Life of an Heiress

      Privately Printed at the Curwen Press 1934. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. no. 55 of a limitation of 100, INSCRIBED BY FLORENCE HARDY to Margaret Winter on colophon, bookplate of T.G. Bonin (with ink name on one of the free endpapers), publisher's vellum, t.e.g., 8vo. A fine Copy

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        The Making of Americans: The Hersland Family

      Harcourt Brace and Company, New York 1934 - 416 pp, 8vo. Cloth. First edition thus of Stein's first novel, signed by Stein on the advertisement pg. Lt soil to all edges, spine sunned, damp-spotting to top edge. Front dj flap (w/ original $3.00 price) pasted to fpd, cut-out pic of Stein w/ bio blurb pasted to rpd and offset to rfep, sm. price sticker to rpd. Lt soil/foxing to eps and few scattered margins, few hinges split. P.o.'s name to fpd; rough patches to ffep where plate was removed. Lt. musty odor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        MARC CHAGALL. Poème de Fernand Marc avec un dessin de Marc Chagall

      Paris: Galerie "Gravitations," [1934]. , 1934 Marc, Fernand. MARC CHAGALL. Poème de Fernand Marc avec un dessin de Marc Chagall. Paris: Galerie "Gravitations," [1934]. Sm. 8vo., 11pp., Stiff wrappers in the original glassine. No. 9 of only 10 copies on Japon [of a total of 100 copies on papier pur chiffon] / [tire´: 10 exemplaires dur japon nume´rote´s de 1 a` 10 et 100 exemplaires sur papier pur chiffon fait a` la main nume´rote´s de 11 a` 110."] A fine example of this rare Chagall illustrated book. Très bon. état. [No WorldCat Copies Listed].. First Edition.. Illus. by Chagall.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        SKIN DEEP

      New York: Goodwin. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good in boards. Original flaps of dust jacket pasted down to paste downs. Lending library copy with the usual markings. Rare. Ahead of it's time drug novel. About a Black man who buys a potion to lighten his skin, he falls in love with a heiress and is taken advantage of by the voodoo doctor who provides the drug. .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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      Berlin, Germany: Paul Szolnay Verlag, 1934. An early printing of this beloved children's story. Extremely scarce, even unsigned. The book was suppressed by the Nazis and Salten fled to Switzerland [1938] shortly after this printing in 1934. This copy is clean, square, sharp.and tight. Publisher's advertisement laid in. . Signed by Felix Salten. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        I, Claudius [together with] Claudius the God

      London: Arthur Barker,, 1934. 2 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Folding diagram to volume I, 2 folding diagrams to volume II. Volume I: cloth a little dulled, light spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the rubbed, nicked, and partially tanned jacket with closed tears to the folds. Volume II: Spine rolled, cloth rubbed and a little scuffed, corners bumped, spotting to endpapers and title pages, rear hinge cracked. A very good copy in the rubbed, chipped, and partially tanned jacket with tape repairs to the verso. First editions, first impressions. Claudius the God inscribed by the author in pencil on the front free endpaper, "from Robert Graves to May Ashley –27 Whitehall Lane – 1934". With the publisher's compliments slip tipped-in below and Ashley's bookplate to the front pastedown.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I, Claudius. Together with: Claudius The God

      Arthur Baker, London, 1934., 1934. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes, 8vo. Finely bound in recent full golden yellow morocco by Aspreys with traditional raised bands, gilt titles to spines. All edges gilt. Internally clean, marbled endpapers. A fine set, housed in a tailor made linen covered slip-case. Both titles won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1934. 'I Claudius' won the 1935 Hawthornden Prize (the oldest of the major British literary Prizes), listed in Time Magazine's 100 Best Modern Novels.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Challenge to Liberty (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author and former president on the front endpaper: "The Complements of Herbert Hoover." Near Fine in an about Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Spine lightly faded, with offsetting on the front endpaper, and the Herbert Hoover postage stamp on the front pastedown. Jacket spine has just a hint of toning, with a tiny splash and a small sticker shadow to the front panel. A bright, lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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      1934. 1. TRAVERS,P.L. MARY POPPINS. NY: Reynal & Hitchcock (1934). 8vo (5 1/4 x 7 5/8"), blue cloth, 206p., Very Fine+ in a beautiful dust wrapper with a few tiny closed edge tears. First American edition (the same year as the U.K. edition). Illustrated by MARY SHEPARD with pictorial endpapers plus many charming full page and smaller black and whites throughout the text. This is an excellent copy, rarely found with such a nice dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (23cm); gray and black cloth boards with gold foil wrap-around title band, printed in black on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 270pp. Square, tight copy with typical toning/offsetting to boards from jacket. Jacket unclipped, gently toned at spine and margins, but otherwise crisp, clean and free of wear. A solidly Very Good+ to Near Fine copy overall. & & Quite attractive copy of Saroyan's acclaimed first book, a collection of short stories reflecting his Armenian-American heritage and the hardships of the Great Depression. The jacket is particularly prone to toning and wear; this a much better-than-average example.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        A Picture Map of Cape Ann and the North Shore. Essex County Massachusetts

      Boston.: Houghton Mifflin Co.. Copyright 1934.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 27 3/4 x 34 inches on sheet size 29 x 35 inches, folding as issued into color pictorial envelope, 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Map in fine condition. Envelope is very worn with paper loss at edges, A scarce pictorial map of Cape Ann and the North Shore by Errol Goff with little pictographs and text highlighting places of historical interest. In addition, the scattered comic and fantastical images suggest the influence of MacDonald Gill's Wonderground Map of 1914 and the pictorial maps by Clarke and Olsen published by Houghton Mifflin in 1926. For example, the sea serpent reminds one of the serpent that represents the Serpentine on Gill's map of London. The numbered vignette images in the decorative border refer to historical places on the map. There are inset maps of Newburyport, Ipswich Town, Rockport, Salem, and Gloucester. WorldCat locates this map at five east coast libraries (OCLC Number: 13854856). .

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        China As She Is: A Comprehensive Album, 1934

      Shanghai: The Liang You Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd., 1934 - Small folio, 33*23*5.5cm, wt:3.4kg. 474+ pages. Top edge gilt. Photographs cover 23 provinces. Profusely illustrated with tipped in colour plates protected by tissue guards, numerous photo plates, charts, diagrams and maps. Text in both English & Chinese. General wear to outer covers. Inner hinges repaired and strengthened with tape. Edges of a couple of pages slightly chipped. Overall a good copy with complete pages, charts and plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Pirates of Venus - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in the blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed extremities in Fine dust-jacket. End papers decorated with the map of Venus (Amtor) drawn by Burroughs. Zeuschner 406 ; "If a female figure in a white shroud enters your bedchamber at midnight on the thirteenth day of this month, answer this letter; otherwise do not." .

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        Time I Was Dead. Pages from My Autobigraphy

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode (Publishers) Limited,, 1934. Quarto. Original quarter red morocco with red cloth boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. Spine faded, boards a little darkened, light foxing to fore edge. First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 59 signed by Cecil Aldin

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A handwritten letter with 3 signed photos

      1934. Marie's paternal grandmother was Queen Victoria, and her maternal grandfather was Tsar Alexander II. She married Prince Ferdinand of Romania in 1897 and became Queen in 1914, retaining the title until her death in 1937, even after the accession of her son (Carol II) to the throne. In 1925 she became the first reigning monarch to adopt the Baha'i faith. She published many books, both novels and illustrated childrens' stories, including a 3-volume autobiography. In short, a fascinating and important person. This letter was written July 1st, 1934 from Balcic Castle, which Marie made her personal estate in her later years. It was in response to a letter written by Helen McKinley, of Parchment Michigan; the family no longer knows the contents of the letter Helen wrote, but it was apparently well received: "Dear Mrs. McKinley, I was very touched by your letter. I receive very many about my book but I cannot answer most of them. But your words were so sincere and I am so glad to know that my story has been such a pleasure to many and to you in particular, who have weary months of illness and loss to endure..." at this time the second and third volumes were not yet published. The letter is entirely handwritten on 3 pages of stationery with a royal blindstamp (a crown above a cross). As was Marie's habit, it is written lightly and thickly, so that the India ink looks grey-blue. Signed "Marie" at the end. Also, the original envelope is hand-addressed by Marie and postmarked "Balcic. 4Jul34"; and 3 postcard photographs are included, signed "Marie" on the front and annotated on the rear. One shows Marie ascending the steps to her 'Tenha Yuvah', a chapel she built on the Black Sea; another depicts a younger Marie in Romanian peasants' dress; the third, a much younger Marie in her coronation robes. Also included is a collection of articles clipped from Michigan newspapers mentioning the letter, which was a big event in Parchment at the time.. Signed.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The common sense of nudism

      London : T. W. Laurie Ltd, 1934. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 165 p : front., plates ; 19 cm. Subjects: Nudism. Sun-baths. Notes: English nudist and sun-bathing societies: their policies and aims: p. 159-162. The antiquity of nudity - The evolution of clothing - Sex and nudity. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Waiting For Nothing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition. Octavo. Original orange cloth boards, lettered in black; dustjacket; black top-stain; 188p. A clean, tight copy, on the better side of Very Good, in the exceedingly scarce dustjacket. Jacket with fading to spine; chip at crown (costing author's first name); perforations at flap-folds; just Very Good. Despite the flaws, easily the best copy we have handled of a book we have searched continuously for for nearly fifteen years. & & A quintessential novel of the Great Depression, and a masterpiece of understated desperation, written by a West Virginia drifter who famously scribbled his story down on scrap paper scrounged on the streets, in boxcars, and in hobo jungles. The novel was highly praised upon publication, but Kromer never mustered another book-length work; he died, tubercular and forgotten, in a West Virginia sanatorium. HANNA 2059. RIDEOUT p.297.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        La Chaumière indienne. Illustrée de 40 bois originaux de Jacques Boullaire. Précédée de Bernardin de St Pierre ou les complications de la naïveté par Gabriel Brunet. Avec 12 bois gravés de Pierre Gandon

      Paris: Société des Cinquante de Lyon, 1934. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Boullaire ; Pierre Gandon. Très bon. Couverture souple. Petit In-4. Paris, Les Cinquante, 1934. 26 x 20 cm, petit in-4, 129 pp. (+ 5 pp.) + suite des bois de Boullaire (41 bois sur 32 ff.) + suite des bois de Pierre Gandon (13 bois sur 8 ff.) + 1 bois de Boullaire sur une page volante non repris dans le texte ni dans les suites, impression en noir et vert, broché, couverture rempliée en "papier en fibres d'avoah fabriqué à la main par la tribu malgache des Anteïmours, à Volupens (Madagascar)" et imprimée en vert, chemise en toile à motif fleuri, pièce de titre en maroquin au dos, étui en toile à motif fleuri. Tirage limité à 50 exemplaires sur vieux Japon, seul papier. Le nôtre non numéroté mais justifié "exemplaire d'essai" et enrichi d'un bois de Boullaire. Superbe exemplaire malgré étui et dos de la chemise brunis. (Monod, 1437).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Eigenhändiger Brief,

      mit Ort (Wien, XIX Strassergasse 47), Datum (4. X. 1934) sowie Unterschrift. - Ein vorderseitig beschriebenes Blatt. An eine nicht genannte Dame. Teilt der Empfängerin mit, dass sich die Briefe der letzten Jahre auf dem Boden der Stadtwohnung befinden, der verschlossen und augenblicklich nicht zugänglich sei. Sie bittet noch etwas Geduld zu haben und gibt an, erst in ungefähr 2 Wochen Auskunft geben zu können, was sie gefunden habe. Am Ende übermittelt sie neben ihrem, auch einen Gruß ihres Vaters. - Anna Freud (1895 - 1982) war das jüngste der sechs Kinder Sigmund Freuds. Für ihren Vater war sie Sekretärin und Assistentin, organisierte seine Auftritte, pflegte den Krebskranken Freud und vertrat ihn auf Kongressen. Nach einer Lehranalyse bei ihrem Vater wurde sie selbst als Psychoanalytikerin tätig. Anna Freud gilt als Mitbegründerin der Kinderpsychoanalyse. - Das Blatt mit leichten Spuren ehemaliger Längs- und Querfaltung, ansonsten tadelloser Zustand. Briefe von Anna Freud welche noch zu Lebzeiten ihres Vaters und vor der Emigration nach England geschrieben wurden, tauchen nur äußerst selten im Handel auf. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Lex.-8° (27 x 21,2 cm), lose in Graphikhülle.

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        Goodbye Mr. Chips

      London: Hodder, Stoughton, 1934. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bip Pares. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Complete Genealogy of the Wu Family in Lingnan of South China. Fifteen Volumes Complete

      Privately Printed, 1934 - First edition,first printing. Large quarto,31.3*18.4*13.5cm. 15 volumes complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        Murder on the Orient Express

      London: for the Crime Club by W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        I, Claudius [together with] Claudius the God

      London: Arthur Barker,, 1934. 2 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets, volume II with the original Book Society wraparound band. Folding diagram to volume I, 2 folding diagrams to volume II. Cloth of volume I mottled. A very good copy in the price-clipped jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities with a few nicks and tanning of the spine panel and lower panel. Volume II with a few small spots to endpapers. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with mild rubbing along the edges, a closed tear to the upper panel, and toning of the spine panel and lower panel. First editions, first impressions. An attractive set of these classic novels comprising the fictionalised autobiography of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Los Angeles:: Privately Printed,, 1934. Fine. COMPLETE SERIES OF TEN WOOD BLOCK PRINTS. EACH TITLED, NUMBERED AND PENCIL SIGNED BY THE ARTIST STEPHEN DE HOSPODAR. Each print is numbered 92/100 and measures 10.8" by 9" with the images varying from 5.5" by 4.5" to 8.1" by 9.8". The prints are Fine and each has a thin mat. They are housed in the original two color printed folder which is mildly toned. The foreword and notes are on the inside rear of the folio size folder.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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      The Hague: The Servire Press; New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1934. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES on Old Antique Dutch (this is copy # 631). (There were also 29 special signed copies on Japon.). Softcover. Also Pristine, Unopened, and with Original Glassine. 241 x 162 mm (9 1/2 x 6 3/8"). 4 p.l. (first blank), 77, [3] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES on Old Antique Dutch (this is copy # 631). (There were also 29 special signed copies on Japon.). Plain paper wrappers in white dust jacket, front cover with design by Lucia Joyce printed in blue and silver, blue titling on front cover and spine, ENTIRELY UNOPENED. With the very rare original glassine and housed in a (slightly worn) brown cardboard slipcase. With opening initial and tailpiece designed by Lucia Joyce. Slocum & Cahoon A-43. Glassine a little wrinkled, one corner just lightly bumped, otherwise A PRISTINE COPY. This is another fragment from "Finnegans Wake," beautifully printed in Holland on thick paper using an unusually large, round, and vaguely Medieval typeface. Our copy could hardly be in better condition--as close to mint as one could hope to find, and with all original components. Joyce's daughter Lucia (1907-82) was diagnosed with schizophrenia when in her early twenties and was permanently institutionalized by 1935. She had desperately tried, and failed, to become a dancer, and Joyce was determined to find a new artistic outlet for her, believing it would be therapeutic. He hit upon the design of ornamental capitals like this one, and even went so far as to give publishers the money to pay her for her work.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        41 Charles Street. An original watercolor and gouache on paper by Bishop, 6 7/8" wide x 8 1/4" high, circa 1935

      Benton 3. After graduating from Vassar College in June 1934, Bishop moved to NYC where Mary McCarthy had found an apartment for her to rent at 16 Charles Street in Greenwich Village. Bishop lived there for a year, and later described her life during this period, and her work at a correspondence school for aspiring writers, in her essay "The U.S.A. School of Writing". On July 29, 1935, Bishop sailed for Europe for an extended Continental tour with her friends Louise Crane and Margaret Miller, returning to the United States in June 1936. Bishop's year in New York was the first in a series of intermittent but unhappy attempts to live in the city. By the fall of 1951, just before sailing for South America, she told Joe Summers: "I'll never try to live in New York again." - Remembering Elizabeth Bishop. An Oral Biography. Edited by Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994), p. 126. The brick townhouse at 41 Charles Street no longer exists

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC]
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        The PONY EXPRESS COURIER, Telling the Story of California and the Old Trails. Vols 1 - 14, 17 - 18.

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

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        Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record/ Le Mandchoukouo: Chronique Illustree

      Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good hardback in rubbed and edgeworn, but attractive jacket that has a long closed tear to the rear panel at the joint. Previous owner's blindstamp on title page, ink number 169 on title page and preface page, otherwise internally fine. Text in parallel English and French. wb

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
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        Tropic of Cancer (First Edition)

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1934. First French Edition, and correct first. Miller's best known book, a surreal and sexual picaresque through Lost Generation Paris, banned as obscene in the United States- a ban that was removed only after a landmark Supreme Court decision 30 years after the original French publication.& & Very Good in illustrated wrappers with French flaps. Humorous gift inscription in pencil to the front endpaper. Wrappers lightly toned and soiled, vertical cracks to the spine, and touch of loss to the crown, and some professional restoration and repair. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips

      Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1934. First American Edition and true 1st hardcover edition of this book. Price of $1.25 front flap, title page date 1934, copyright page states copyright 1934, published June 1934. Very Good Plus book, period bookstore sticker front pastedown, 2 pages small corner crease bottom corner, light foxing to page block edges, and spine a bit age-toned, in a beautiful Very Near Fine dustjacket with tiny creases at top edges of spine and flap folds. The American 1st edition was published in June 1934, and by the time the Hodder & Stoughton British hardcover was published in Oct. 1934, Little Brown had already published its106th thousand copy. Previous to the hardcover publications, it had been published as a supplement for an English newspaper and by the Atlantic Magazine. Having benefited from Little Brown's success with the book, the H & S 1st printing would have been much larger than Little Brown's, and indeed, the LB 1st is much the scarcer of the two. Filmed twice, the 1939 film was directed by Sam Wood, winning a Best Actor Oscar for Robert Donat and garnering six other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Greer Garson. The 1969 film was directed by Herbert Ross, starred Peter O'Toole, Petula Clarke and Michael Redgrave, and garnered two Oscar nominations. "Good-bye, Mr. Chips" was also made into a 1984 TV mini-series and a 2002 TV series. A truly gorgeous copy, and quite SCARCE. Pictures are available upon request. . First American Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Tender Is The Night

      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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        'T. E. Lawrence' - In Arabia and After (T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. About Fine/Near Fine. Red cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto top board and spine, publisher's device blind stamped onto bottom board, top edge stained red, 8vo (8-5/8 inches tall), pp. 454, illustrations, B&W photos (some by Lawrence), maps (most are fold-out), Index. Volume about fine with slight bow to bottom board and faint toning to text block. Price-intact DJ has just a touch of soil to rear panel, insignificant edge wear and a little fading to green bars on spine. A scarce first printing of this famous biography, still in it's original and unsophisticated DJ.

      [Bookseller: Harropian Books, IOBA]
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        Cantiere (Il). Settimanale di cultura politica.

      Edito da Il Saggiatore (stampa: Arti Grafiche Zamperini & Lorenzini) 1934-1935 in folio ogni fascicolo consta di un bifolio per pp. 4, stampato in b.n. con vignetta centrale in prima pagina. ?Brillante e agguerrita rivista polemica di pensiero politico, diretta da due giovani, Domenico Catrella e Giorgio Granata, e con una giovane redazione. Pubblicata dal nr. I,1 del 3 marzo ?34 al nr. II,24 del 15 giugno ?35, per un totale di 63 fascicoli. Cfr. La stampa periodica romana durante il fascismo, nr. 945. Il settimanale eredita l?esperienza de «Il Saggiatore» (Roma, 1930-33) e di «Orpheus» (Milano, 1932-33) ? i cui direttori, Enzo Paci e Luciano Anceschi, andranno a costituire la ?redazione milanese? de «Il Cantiere» ? collocandosi sul fronte del fascismo critico e rivoluzionario. Dai suoi articoli emerge la temperie generazionale dell?anti-idealismo gentiliano, rifiutato a favore di posizioni orientate al pragmatismo e al positivismo. Particolare attenzione è riservata al tema del lavoro: «Il Cantiere» sposerà la causa del corporativismo sindacale, andando ad assumere toni e posizioni sempre meno conciliabili con la linea politica del partito, fino alla chiusura forzata. Attenzione è dedicata anche alla politica europea. Tra gli altri collaboratori: Roberto Ducci, Romano Bilenchi, Bruno Romani, Alberto Mondadori, Velso Mucci, Roberto Pavese (il direttore de «L?Universale»), Remo Cantoni, Fausto M. Bongioanni, Pierre Andreu della ?Giovane Francia?, Giacomo Etna, Eugenio Galvano, Massimo Cimino, Domenico Bartoli, Sigfrido Wolfango, Gherardo Casini, Mario Champ, Giuseppe Tramarollo. Ogni fascicolo è pregiato da una bella illustrazione in prima pagina di [Guglielmo] Serafini, che utilizza con versatilità il disegno al tratto, il fotomontaggio e a volte entrambe le tecniche. Straordinaria collezione di tutto il pubblicato in fascicoli sciolti in ottime condizioni. Estremamente rara.

      [Bookseller: Livres anciens et modernes Gilles Hassan]
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        Autograph letter, signed

      Amherst, 1934. Single sheet measuring 6 1/8 by 8 inches. Addressed to Mr. Cutler, who was the principal of Athol High School in Massachusetts. Dated November 14, 1934, Frost appears to be responding to Cutler's request for a lecture, which he declines due to "being sent south for my health," though he adds that "(t)he health is no very serious matter but serious enough for caution." Although overtly a standard reply, there is a great deal of biographical subtext at play in this letter. A month or so after this letter, Elinor Frost wrote to her friend Edith Fobes, noting that "(w)e are here in the South on Robert's account. He is hoping to avoid one of those grippe and rheumatic infections that he has suffered from the last two winters." Ironically, though, it was Elinor who was suffering the most during this time, as 1934 also marked the year in which the Frosts' youngest daughter, Marjorie, died from complications during the birth of her first child. In the same letter to Fobes, Elinor wrote that she had suffered "a severe attack of angina," which, she reported, "is added to the other heart complications." These would eventually lead to her death from a heart attack in March, 1938. A fine letter, with the original holograph envelope.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        18 Poems

      London: The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop, , 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Small bump to upper joint, contents faintly toned in the margins. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and tanned jacket with some spotting, nicks, and short splits, closed tears to the upper spine fold, and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression, first issue. One of 250 copies bound with a flat spine, fore edges untrimmed, the 1934 integral title page, and the correct dust jacket with the 3/6 price intact. The second issue put out in 1936 varied in all these respects. The author's first collection of poetry.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Quest for Corvo

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1934. An experiment in biography. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine blue on yellow ground, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. 3 illustrations from photographs and a facsimile sample of Rolfe's handwriting. Lower corner bumped, cloth slightly mottled, spotting to top edge of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and tanned spine panel. First edition, first impression. With the author's calligraphic signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "E. M. Forster with sincere admiration and affection for his writings, A. J. Symons 1939", and with Forster's bookplate to the same page. The Quest for Corvo was the "brilliantly evocative account of how he established the facts surrounding the life and literary career of Baron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe), the eccentric homosexual writer. The book took the form of a detective fiction, in which the author's pursuit of the baron is intertwined with his account of the baron's own life. It was an immediate success, not only for its sexual interest and its association with the notorious Maundy Gregory, but also because it was seen as 'an experiment in biography' (Symons, Life, 132), revealing as much of the biographer and of his interest in his subject as it did of the subject himself" (ODNB). In October 1951 Forster presented a radio broadcast about books on France focusing on Arthur Koestler and Symons. An excellent association.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 1934. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Toning to jacket. Chips and tears. All corners of flaps are clipped. Price stamp inked onto front flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        My Horse Warrior

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Wear and browning to DJ with foxing, foxing to fore-edge and a couple of margins (pp78-9). ; DJ now protected with archival quality detachable Melinex. ; B&W ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Account of a charger that survived WW1. Pale blue cloth with black spine titles, image of horse's head to front cover, sketches on eps by Munnings. .

      [Bookseller: C P Books]
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        Diamond Jim. The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady

      New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc.,, 1934. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, blue top-stain, diamond-shaped paper label to spine printed in blue and black, portrait of Tully to upper board in blind with a faux diamond inset into the board. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 20 plates. Boards very lightly rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and creased jacket with a chip and a tear at the head of the spine panel affecting the upper panel and the "D" in the title. First edition, first impression. The biography of the larger-then-life figure James "Diamond Jim" Brady, American tycoon, philanthropist , and toast of the New York social scene during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A collector of jewellery and precious stones, he owned 30 sets of diamond jewellery–one for each day of the month. He was also known for his enormous appetite, being described by one restauranteur as "the best 25 customers I ever had". A nice copy, and uncommon with both the dust jacket and the faux diamond remaining in the cover.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lysistrata, by Aristophanes. A New Version by Gilbert Seldes

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Quarto. 117pp. One of 1,500 copies on French Rives and signed by Picasso. The book was designed by the Club's publisher, George Macy. Illustrated with six original etchings in black, one of which is signed and dated in reverse, and thirty lithographs printed in sanguine after drawings. This is the only American publication with original Picasso etchings, which are "among his most important in the Classical style," according to The Artist and the Book.& & Between the World Wars, Picasso vascillated between new experimentalist methods and traditional artistic leanings. For this work, Picasso was uninhibited by academic restraints of modeling and shading techniques, focusing only on purity of the line. However experimental and avant-garde he may have been throughout his life, the Lysistrata marks a clear retrogression to the artist's earlier classicist mode, an appropriate follow-up to his acclaimed Les Métamorphoses and fitting for the classical nature of this book. Because Picasso delivered his illustrations half a year later than expected, the original Paris printing could not be undertaken, and The Limited Editions Club printed the volume at their own printing shop in Westport, Connecticut. Macy had highly anticipated the book's production and praised Picasso's hand as "sure and confident," noting that the beauty of the etchings lay in their simplicity. & & In the early 1930s, Gilbert Seldes, the American writer and critic, adapted Lysistrata for Broadway. Since 1920, he and Picasso had shared both a professional and personal relationship. Picasso eagerly accepted the commission to illustrate Seldes's new translation of the classical play. The theatrical production played in New York and Philadelphia and was criticized by some for its lewd interpretation. & & A fine, bright copy in boards covered with patterned paper in three colors from drawings by Picasso. Wrapped in the original glassine, which is still crisp overall, save for slight edgewear. Housed in a chemise of blue boards and patterned paper, which is sunned to the spine, and the original slipcase, which shows some wear to the corners and has a slight split starting to one corner.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Bull-Dog Drummond

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934 - "To Ronald Colman In the hopes that some day, not in too far distant, our acquaintance will not be limited to screen and book. Sincerely yours H. C. McNeile 'sapper" Nov. 34." Fifty-seventh edition. . Blue cloth. Fine in half morocco slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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