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        Appointment in Samarra [First State]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1934. First Edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition, so stated, with the publisher's errata slip tipped tipped in between the copyright and dedication pages, denoting the first state. 8vo: [6],302pp. Publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in gold, top edge stained yellow; second-state pictorial dust jacket (with reviews on back panel), correctly priced $2.50. Fine, square and tight (positively unread), pages immaculate; in a Very Good, completely unrestored jacket, marred chiefly by a v-shaped, one-inch loss to head of the spine, affecting the letters 'ntment' and 'rra;' otherwise clean and vibrant. The author's seminal first novel, easily his most desirable and scarcest work. Bruccoli A2.1.a. Modern Library 100, 22. Time 100. O’Hara did for fictional Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, what Faulkner did for Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi: surveyed its social life and drew its psychic outlines. But he did it in utterly worldly terms, without Faulkner’s taste for mythic inference or the basso profundo of his prose. Julian English is a man who squanders what fate gave him. He lives on the right side of the tracks, with a country club membership and a wife who loves him. His decline and fall, over the course of just 72 hours around Christmas, is a matter of too much spending, too much liquor and a couple of reckless gestures. . . . That his calamity is petty and preventable only makes it more powerful." Time 100 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.&

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      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Black boards No dust jacket. Stated First Edition. A beautiful fine copy of O'Hara's first novel with publisher's errata slip.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment, formerly The 73rd [Lord Macleod's] Regiment of Highland Foot, & presently The 1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry. Collected by

      Glasgow: John Horn Ltd. [for the Author], 1934 - Landscape quarto (235 × 292 mm) Original green half sheep on tan linen boards, title gilt to the spine, regimental crest in green to the upper board, endpapers with repeated thistle design in pinkish-grey. A little rubbed and soiled, some light browning, one tissue-guard torn without loss, one cleanly detached, overall a very good copy. Decorative title page photographically reproduced in sepia, and 33 similar plates, 24 from line-drawings by the author, the rest from photographs, tissue-guarded, most of the guards with printed captioning, numerous line-drawn illustrations to the text of costume details, one full-page. First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies traced - V & A, NLS, Guelph, and Brown, perhaps Library of Congress. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "R.C. Greenwood from A.N.E. Browne, 27.III. 1925 [? for 1935]". Noted by Sutcliffe on the NAM/AMOT on-line bibliography as limited to 50 copies. Browne served with the regiment, including a period as A.D.C. to the Governor of Malta, later being severely wounded during the Boer War; "[in April 1901] the H.L.I. Mounted Infantry, serving with the 12th Mounted Infantry Battalion, had a brush with the Boers near Rietfontein, about twenty miles west of Pretoria. The action was unusual in that it was fought mounted, and Captain A. N. E. Browne was severely wounded in the mêlée, getting one bullet in his stomach and another through his arm, which later had to be amputated. In spite of this he got the better of the Boers and brought his men away safely. In his later years he wrote a book on the dress of the 71st, illustrating it himself in spite of his one arm" (Oatts, Proud Heritage, volume III). Still recorded as Adjutant 8th Battalion Highland Light Infantry in 1908.

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      1934. Very Good. [DESIGN] Kamisaka SEKKA. UTA-E Kyoto & Tokyo: Unsodo, Showa 9 [1934]. 1 volume, 31 x 22 cm, cloth, ribbon bound covers, paper label. 25 color full page images after designs by Sekka. As Sekka's last work, it crowns his remarkable career with a lovely evocation of Koetsu's Saga-bon. (For more on this important work, see Hillier's description on p.976 of the second volume of his ART OF THE JAPANESE BOOK.) The condition is a bit better than average, with relatively little of the offsetting from the prints to the poems that is usual in this book. Slight foxing and slight edgewear. The printing is very good, the colors lovely. It is a very good copy overall. Housed in the original titled chitsu case which shows general soiling all over, no clasps and with some folds starting. One volume (complete):

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        Photographie 1935 *

      Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris 15.9.1934. - Broché sur anneaux métalliques 32 x 26, couverture typographique (minimes traces d'usure). Préface de Georges Hilaire, suivi des photographies Man Ray, Albin-Guillot, Nora Dumas, Weston, Boucher, Brassaï, Landau, Brandt, Sougez, Verger, Bourke White,.Bel état pour cet opus fragile. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      The Parliament of Western Australia, Perth, West Australia 1934 - .in support of their desire to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Australia established under the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (Imperial), and that Western Australia be restored to its former status as a separate self-governing colony of the British Empire. Half leather, light tan calf with green infill and gilt lettering. 489 pages. fold out maps in fine condition. Some light foxing to pages and wear to cover with a water stain. The pages are undamaged, the print clear, pages tight, spine straight - overall very good condition considering age. Collectible. Posted carefully in bubble wrap and box, with free tracking within Australia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jean Clerc, 1908-1933 *

      Éditions Romanes/ chez Ch.Bonnard, Lausanne 30.4.1934. - Broché 39 x 29, couverture imprimée rempliée. Quelques accrocs au dos avec petite restauration en tête. Le plus bel ouvrage sur le sculpteur, et ce grâce aux maquettes de Paul Budry, au savoir-faire de l'éditeur et de l'imprimeur. Textes de Charles Clément, C.F.Ramuz, Edmond Henry Crisinel et Casimir Reymond. Catalogue en fin.Exemplaire du peintre Harry Morton Colvile qui entretint des relations avec tous les auteurs de cette monographie, Ramuz & Crisinel exceptés semble-t-il, du moins n'en porte-t-elle pas de traces. Un important dossier de correspondance autographe le truffe, soit:- 1 lettre de 6 pages de Jean Clerc, Champéry 1922- 1 lettre de 2 pages de Casimir Reymond, Lutry 1968- 3 lettres totalisant 11 pages du peintre Charles Clément, Lausanne 1955-51-59- 2 lettres de son épouse Ania totalisant 4 pages, Lausanne 1972- 1 lettre de 2 pages de leur fille Marie-Hélène Fehr, Zurich 1972.Somptueuse monographie, comme on n'en fait plus, en conditions exceptionnelles.Exemplaire tout nu sur demande. Édition originale. L'un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches.

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        Ils gardent les hauts passages [Guardians of the heights]. Saints patrons de nos cols alpestres *

      Direction générale des postes suisses, sans lieu 27.11.1934. - En feuilles 31 x 23, sous portefeuille cartonné plein parchemin (un brin incurvé) orné d'un motif frappé or coloré à la main, gardes décoré d'un décor à l'infini répété, étui boîte demi toile avec plats de papier orné de la même composition agrandie et copieusement enluminée à la gouache. Bel exemplaire imprimé au nom de l'éditeur, bien complet de la suite qui, d'origine, ne comprend pas la frontispice. une préface de Paul Budry ouvre les feux; s'ensuit le texte du Chanoine, en version bilingue français-anglais.L'emboîtage est du maître-relieur Hermann Schumacher à Berne.Ravissante chose, typique de l'âge d'or du Verseau, le réel maître d'oeuvre de cet ouvrage. Édition originale. L'un des 33 exemplaires de tête avec suite, signés par le big boss des Postes, le graveur, l'écrivain et le chef de la propagande à l'Office National Suisse du Tourisme

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        El Motin de los Artilleros

      Buenos Aires:: Viau y Zona, Editores, 1934 - First Edition, Limited to 1300 copies, this 55 of 150 on "parchemin de annam". AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY with manuscript dedication on author's carte de visite (photo). A Fine copy complete with all coloured illustrations (many full-page), uncut and loose as issued in wrappers, in the original chemise and slipcase, very slightly worn. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Amusement Park.

      D. Appleton-Century Co. New York 1934 - First Edition. V.D. dustjacket art. Fantastic example of an extremely uncommon fiction genre, that of the life inside the gates of the great American amusement park. The novel tells of the exploits of one family born into the amusement park business, a father killed during its construction, a mother weary of the park's appeal, a son who becomes an administrator, another son who rides the walls of the motorcycledrome and a third son who exploits the seedy side of carnival life. Fantastic dustjacket art of a couple dancing in the foreground of a collage of park activities including a Ferris wheel, carrousel, jazz music, hucksters, etc. Near Fine in attractive Very Good to Near Fine dustjacket with mild shelf wear and tiny chip to top rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Smith & Haas, 1934.. Gilt cloth. First edition, trade printing, of Faulkner's second collection of short fiction. Top edge a bit dust darkened, otherwise a fine, unfaded copy, in very good modestly spine-darkened dust jacket. PETERSEN A15a. MASSEY 438.

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        An atlas of infant behavior

      Yale New Haven: Yale, 1934. Gesell, Arnold (1880-1961) et al. An atlas of infant behavior: A systematic delineation of the forms and early growth of human behavior patterns. 2 vols. (Vol. I: Normative series; Vol. II: Naturalistic series). 523; 525-921pp. Halftone text illustrations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934. 300 x 281 mm. Original loose leaves in cloth pressure bindings, gilt-lettered front covers and spines, a little worn at spines and edges. Light toning, a few edges a little frayed, but very good.First Edition. Gesell, who originated the Child Study Center at Yale University, is considered the founder of child development in the United States. The Gesell Institute of Human Development in New Haven is named for him. Gesell is best known for his groundbreaking studies of normal child development: beginning in the 1920s, he used advanced cinematic and photographic techniques, including one-way mirrors, to record developmental milestones from infancy to adolescence. His most famous work is the Atlas of Infant Behavior, which contains 3200 photographs documenting the human infant's "visible manifestations of his maturing patterns of action and reaction. . . . Through systematic, pictorial charting, we trust that this Atlas will reveal the patterned organization of the moments and of the developmental sequences of infant behavior" (p. 11).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Castellum]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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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