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

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Tender Is the Night

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Tarzan and the Lion Man - 1st Edition

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

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

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

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

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        Letters of Marque

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye)

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The House of Sleep

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

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

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

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        Elementary Derivation of the Equivalence of Mass and Energy

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

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        The World As I See It

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

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        Brinkley Manor: A Novel About Jeeves

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

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        Right Ho, Jeeves

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

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

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

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        Autograph Document Signed

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

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        ABC of Reading

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

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

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        The Postman Always Rings Twice,

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

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        GOODBYE MR. CHIPS (First Edition Presented to the Novel&#39;s Illustrator -- with an Original Pen-And-Ink Illustration from the Story)

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. Hilton, James. GOODBYE MR. CHIPS. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good edge-worn dust jacket still sporting the original publisher&#39;s wraparound band. PRESENTATION COPY FROM JAMES HILTON TO ETHEL "BIP" PARES (1904-1977), FAMED ILLUSTRATOR OF GOODBYE MR CHIPS and one of the leading British Art Deco dust jacket designers of the 1930s: "To Bip Pares, who saw her Chips as I did -- With all good wishes from James Hilton, October 1934." [With:] A framed and glazed ORIGINAL PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION ON ART BOARD for GOODBYE MR. CHIPS, a discarded variant of the first (of four) illustrations in the novel -- this one featuring Chips meeting his wife while climbing the Lake District&#39;s Great Gable (image size measures 4 ½" by 3 ½"). Along with the book and the illustration is an archive of other materials including an Autograph Letter, Signed, in which Bip Pares gives the history of her involvement with the novel; this includes the surprising revelation that after she illustrated the initial periodical appearance of GOODBYE MR. CHIPS -- it was she who suggested to Osgood & McIlvaine that GOODBYE MR. CHIPS deserved book publication and she agreed (for five guineas) to provide virtually every design element of the first edition&#39;s physical appearance. Further, the archive contains newspaper clippings retained by the illustrator pertaining to the novel&#39;s success as well as a later newspaper account of James Hilton&#39;s death in 1954. Finally, added to this collection, is a fine first edition copy in fine dust jacket (signed) of the sequel TO YOU, MR CHIPS (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938) with another round of beautiful illustrations by Bip Pares. The 1939 film adaptation starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson was nominated for ten Oscars (winning three) and remains one of the best loved and most enduring British films of all time. Housed in a new custom slipcase.. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Bip Pares.

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        El Arte Románico Español. Esquema de un libro

      Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas. Centro de Estudios Históricos, Madrid 1934 - 21x29 173 pp. Arquitectura arte Libro No conserva cubiertas originales. Sellos antigua institución Plena piel con nervios y tejuelos

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        Peace With Honour

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1934. An Enquiry into the War Convention. Octavo. Original white cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Cloth tanned, some small spots to tail of spine and lower panel, faint partial toning to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Athene &#150; with that admiration of her intelligence &#150; and love of herself &#150; which prove the author of this book to be wise but not necessarily original, A. A. Milne". We are aware of other books having been inscribed by Milne to "Athene" and it is likely she was a friend.

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        Les paris sont ouverts

      Paris: José Corti (1934). 32pp - Paris: José Corti (1934). 32pp. Claude Cahun (1894-1854) "one of the most curious spirits of our time" (André Breton) was a provocative artist, poet and activist who fundamentally changed modern notions of sexuality and gender. In 1932 she joined the Association des Écrivains et Artistes Révolutionnaires, where she met Breton and René Crevel and began associating with the surrealist group, and later participated in a number of surrealist exhibitions. In 1934, she published this powerful defense of the political potential of poetry ("Bets are On") and in 1935 took part in the founding of the left-wing group Contre Attaque. Very good in original wrappers, light spotting to covers and very light creasing. Uncommon. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abstraction Creation Art Non Figuratif 1934 (Number 3)

      Le Comite de l'Aasociation Abstraction Creation France: Le Comite de l'Aasociation Abstraction Creation, 1934. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Third issue (of four) of this magazine devoted to abstract art. Text in French. Soiling to covers and wear to lower spine area. A very good copy of one of the scarcer issues of this magazine. Containing a who's who of the major players in the field.

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        Everybody&#39;s Shakespeare: Three Plays Edited for Reading and Arranged for Staging

      Woodstock, IL: The Todd Press, 1934. hardcover. very good(+). Co-authored with Roger Hill. Tall 8vo, gray cloth with a black leatherette spine (corner gently rubbed). Woodstock: The Todd Press, (1934). Very good(+) condition. Inscribed and with an original sketch on a blank preliminary page: "For Bob- Who is very patient - among other things - and who deserves better than he is getting - from Orson Wells.

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      Daugavpils; Pilsetas Spiestuve Litografija. [1934]. Original Poster. 86 x 47 cm. In Latvian and Yiddish. Printed on bright pink paper. Two separate events, speeches presented by the Socialist-Zionist Party Dagavpils, the Hechalutz Organization of Daugavpils, and the Socialist-Zionist youth federation. Workers of all nationalities welcome. At the Brener Club Building, 80 Green Street, Saturday 24th February, 9 pm, a collective report on &#39;What the events in Austria teach us&#39;. On tuesday, 27th February, 9 pm, at the Tel-Hai Academy, speeches by M. Zands, M. Blachs, S. Benjamins, and Z Gordins. The poster ends with the slogans: Down with Fascism! In Defense of the Austrian Proletariat! Long Live Socialist Democracy! Long live socialism! Includes lengthy paragraphs, in Yiddish and Latvian, concerning the events (of the February Uprising in Austria against Fascism) , content of speeches (the threat of fascism) , and the need for socialism. Subjects: Socialist-Zionist Federation Daugavpils (Dvinsk) Latvia. Hechalutz (Dvinsk) &#150; Speeches. February Uprising &#150; Austria &#150; Socialist Zionist Response. Previously folded in eighths, light edge wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (POSTER-2-11) .

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      In 8vo; pp.371. Dodici tavole. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cart. edit. slegato. Ad un secolo dalla erudita pubblicazione di Rosario Mangoni, Cerio pubblicò quest?opera che egli stesso volle definire ?catalogo ragionato della Biblioteca Caprese?. Dotto lavoro, uno dei più preziosi su Capri. Gli occhi incantati dell?autore frugano con amorosa insistenza nella storia della bella Capri, cercando quanto possa magnificarla. Al poeta così si sostituisce l?erudito che studia gli archivi per conoscere la storia dei Capitani di Capra ed Anna Crapa, delle capitolazioni che ?comunicano lo sfratto alle persone vagabonde, disutili e scandalose?, della magnifica Certosa e della sua vita. Né può sfuggire la tristezza soffusa nelle pagine sulla peste del 1656, un avvenimento tanto lontano che ancora sembra ferire l?anima di Cerio. Edizione a limitato tiraggio, copia n. 310 di 350. Dedica autografa a Kenneth Macpherson from Cerio. Sandomenico, pag. 116.

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        Proefstation Oost - Java.

      - Original pencil drawing, signed and dated: Soeraja 18/4/1934. Ca. 38 x 101 cm.* A very fine large drawing depicting the main building of the Java Sugar Experimental Station, Pasaroean (Pasaruan) founded in 1887, to-day Pusat Penelitian Perkebuan Gula Indonesia (Indonesian Sugar Research Institute), with in front a car.

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        The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze + full chemise and slipcase

      New York: Randon House. NF/VG+. 1934. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. Stated 1st Edition, and one of only 1900 copies of the1st Printing of the author&#39;s 1st book, in original dustjacket, and housed in a grayish-green cloth-covered full chemise and slipcase with a black leather spine label with gold printing. The Near Fine book is bound in rough finish woven ivory colored cloth with a black spine, a gold foil with black printing wrap-around title band mounted on the binding, and it has publisher&#39;s orange upper page edges. The book is straight, clean, very tight (probably unread), with no previous owner&#39;s writing or soiling. There is a very slight bump to the upper spine end by the back fold, a tiny black dot (pencil-point sized) to the lower rear binding panel, and a short, narrow depression to the front of the gold foil band that didn&#39;t remove any color. The dustjacket is surprisingly well preserved for aged uncoated paper - very close to Near Fine but I&#39;ll call it VG+. It is price intact, clean and not fragile, with some of the normal toning to the edges (less than it looks like on our scan) and a bit more toning to the spine though the black and red spine printing isn&#39;t faded at all. It has 3 small edge nicks at spine end folds, 1 very short completely closed edge tear upper front panel near the spine, a small surface abrasion at the lower spine end not interferring with lettering - and that&#39;s it as far as wear. There are a few faint finger smudges that aren&#39;t obtrusive at all. The dustjacket is now protected by a clear, removable heavy mylar cover. The chemise and slipcase have been custom made to fit the book at some time in the past. The chemise folds to cover the book all the way around (with ends open) and has a ribbon-pull to get the book and chemise out of the slipcase easily. There is just a tiny bit of cloth wear to the outside edges of the slipcase, and some small surface scratches not affecting the gilt lettering to the leather title label on the slipcase&#39;s closed side. Our scan makes the chemise look a different color than the slipcase but it isn&#39;t - both are the darker color shown in the slipcase spine image. Quite a handsome presentation of the author&#39;s 1st book of short stories. ; 9-1/8" x 5-3/4"; 270 pages .

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        Voyage in the Dark

      London: Constable & Co Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue-grey cloth, titles to spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and a little faded. An excellent copy in the jacket with professional restoration along the spine folds and to a few small nicks at the edges. First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories

      New York: Harrison Smith, 1934. First. hardcover. fine. 371pp. Short thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue morocco, marbled boards; gilt-stamped spine, t.e.g. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. First edition. A fine copy.

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        The Thin Man

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934 First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher&#39;s green cloth, with mask illustration stamped in blue to the front board, spine lettering and decorations stamped in blue and red. A near fine copy, with a hint of wear to the spine ends, typical fading to the spine, bright panels with much less fading than usual, bright and fresh interior. An excellent copy. Layman A 6.1.a. The Thin Man is Hammett&#39;s fifth and final novel. In a departure from his hard-boiled detective characters, this text features Nick and Nora Charles. Nick, a former detective, and Nora, his sarcastic wife, spend their time drinking and conversing, but get unwillingly pulled into a murder mystery involving the Wynant family. When a skeleton is discovered in plus-sized clothing, the natural assumption is that the deceased was a portly individual, but Nick and Nora quickly realize that the body was placed in false clothing and is actually the remains of a missing Wynant family member - a thin man. Hammett never wrote a sequel to The Thin Man, despite requests. Regardless, it was turned into a six-part film series along with a subsequent television series.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1934]. original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red.. A fine copy in fine "like new" dust jacket. A brilliant copy of this. book. (#147480). First edition. First book of the Venus series. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 1- 16 and (1995) 1- 16. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 114. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02305. Heins PV-1.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        The Wheelwright's Shop [Second Impression]. C.DAY-LEWIS'S COPY PRESENTED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER

      University Press, Cambridge, 1934 1934 8vo., Second Impression, with a frontispiece, 7 plates and 24 illustrations in the text; original pictorial brown cloth, upper board and backstrip blocked and lettered in brown, a very good, bright, clean copy. C DAY LEWIS'S COPY, PRESENTED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER IN APRIL 1934 AND WITH THE LATTER'S INITIALLED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Second appearance of Sturt's classic account (first published in 1923). Complete with extended glossary.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        One page TLS regarding Zelda's exhibition.

      N.p., 26 March 1934 - One page. Creased from folding; excellent condition. Fitzgerald writes to Gilbert Seldes from Baltimore, March 26, 1934, announcing an exhibition of Zelda's paintings, and urging him to attend.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paul Leautaud

      1934. Lithograph. Trial proof of third state. Image measure 7.75 x 5.5". Sheet measures 14.75 x 10.75". This portrait by Edouard Vuillard depicts Paul Léautaud (1872-1956), a French writer and theater critic. In his concentrated pouring over a manuscript, Leautaud exemplifies the interiority for which Vuillard was famous in his paintings and drawings. Unlike his Impressionist predecessors, who often painted outdoors, the Symbolist Vuillard was more interested in domestic and private scenes. At the same time, the lithograph's subtle variations in tone and variety of drawing movements reflect the artist's career-long interest in how overall pattern could offer a more subjective or even impressionistic interpretation of a scene or portrait. In his prints, drawings, and paintings, Vuillard paid careful attention to decoration as a way to investigate the internal dynamics inherent in such closed off and even secretive spaces. In his portrait of Leautaud, we see the author in a private moment of reading: an intimate glimpse into a man who was by all means an eccentric if not reclusive character, preferring the company of animals to people and never venturing far from his Paris home. The portrait belongs to a late period in Vuillard's career when the artist dedicated himself to the modern portrait, practicing on the various members of French society with whom he came into contact. Vuillard originally made the portrait made to accompany Léautaud's autobiographical novel "Amours" when it was published in Éditions Spirale in 1934. The lithograph was published in an edition of 150. The print is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis, a group of late 19th-century artists who worked in the boundary between fine art and design. Influenced as much by the Impressionists as by Art Nouveau and Japanese printmaking, Vuillard and his artistic milieu became especially interested in advancing technologies such as color lithography, which allowed them to create a delicate balance of flatness and depth in their work. This portrait of Paul Leautaud speaks as much to Vuillard's artistic talent as it does to the central status in French culture he and his work attained in the early 20th century, a status of which he remains much deserving.

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        Jig Saw: A Play

      NYC, NY: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. Cloth. F/NF: A Fine hardcover copy bound in green cloth with a hint of minor sunning to the cloth&#39;s bottom edge and previous bookseller&#39;s sticker inside the rear panel. DJ is in Near Fine condtion w. some minor wear to the edges and minor darkening from age. .

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
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        De Shootenist Gent'man

      Derrydale Press 1934 - New York: The Derrydale Press, 1934. First Edition. Hard Cover. Limited Edition #295 of 950 printed. 240 pp. Blue cloth covered boards with round color illustration of mallards inset on front cover board. Dulling to titles on spine. 8 black and white photo illustrations throughout the text. Rear internal paper hinge starting. Former owner's discreet gift inscription on front free endpaper from Hazel Crumlish, a retired Chicago attorney who died at age 94 in Florida. A rare early Derrydale Press publication. This is about the nicest copy of this title I have seen, with no internal markings, and no foxing of the pages. Nash Buckingham was perhaps the most famous author of sporting tales in the first half of the 20th century. This collection of Seventeen stories first published in Field and Stream , Recreation , and Outdoor Life was originally published by The Derrydale Press in 1934. Buckingham's ability to evoke the golden age of wildfowling along the Mississippi flyway from the 1890s to the 1940s is unparalleled. Pull up your favorite chair in front of a fire and get ready to relive some of the best hunting stories ever told. Great stories about Col. Harold Money and his hunting exploits.The picture of Nash I have included does not appear in this title. I have included it to further your understanding of the author. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick Ayres, Angling & Hunting Books]
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        Les Mutinés de l&#39;Elseneur. Traduction de Paul Gruyer et Louis Postif. Aquarelles de Charles Fouqueray

      Paris: René Kieffer, 1934. Livre. Illus. by Charles Fouqueray. Parfait. pleine reliure. In-4. Paris, René Kieffer, 1934. 32,5 x 23 cm (R), in-4, 267 (1) pp., 76 illustrations en couleurs reproduites au pochoir dont 8 hors texte, 1 à pleine page, 1 vignette de titre et 66 dans le texte, deux volumes, celui de texte relié de plein chagrin fauve portant sur chaque plat un large décor différent formé d&#39;une corde en guirlande d&#39;encadrement, de nombreux cercles concentriques entourant une boussole (1er plat) ou une ancre (dernier plat), celui des suites de demi-chagrin fauve à coins, dos à 4 nerfs repoussés ornés du prolongement des cercles, têtes dorées, toutes couvertures et dos conservés, étui bordé (reliure de luxe de l&#39;éditeur, non signée). Premier tirage des puissantes illustrations maritimes de Charles Fouqueray et certainement le plus beau livre de Jack London publié en France. Tirage à 300 exemplaires, tous sur vélin blanc de cuve, celui-ci (n° 8) l&#39;un des 50 exemplaires de tête comprenant une AQUARELLE ORIGINALE (celle de la page 23) et DEUX SUITES, l&#39;une, en noir, de toutes les illustrations, l&#39;autre, en couleurs, des 68 compositions dans le texte. Très bel exemplaire très bien relié. (MONOD [7234] et CARTERET [IV, 242 : "édition recherchée et cotée"] donnent chacun une collation différente et fantaisiste). (Prévoir des frais de port pour 7 kg) .

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      New York: Spiral Press, 1934. 1st edition, original hand-tied paperwraps (as issued). Published as a Holiday Greeting with the Melcher imprint (1/175) using Frost&#39;s poem and decorated with a border of stars on the title page. This is the second in what resulted in a long series of publications commonly referred to as the Frost Christmas cards. The entire press run was 775 copies with six varying names imprinted on the title page. (Crane B2.) Extremely fragile in nature, very few of these earlier titles have survived. The present copy has minimal sunning to covers, else fine. Very uncommon and scarce. Also included is a second poetic Melcher Christmas card from 1938 (author unknown). Offered as a pair.

      [Bookseller: Jett W. Whitehead Rare Books (ABAA)]
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      Édition illustrée de seize compositions originales gravées sur cuivre de Gerda Wegner. Paris: Georges Briffaut 1934. Illustr. with 16 orig. etchings by Gerda Wegner. III + 212 + [1] pp. Limited to 392 copies. Uncut with top edge gilt in nice contemporary halfleather richly gilt on spine.. Copy no. 181 of 350 on 'vélin de Rives contenant l'état des planches en couleurs'

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        First and Last

      New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1934. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Advance review copy with publisher&#39;s slip laid in. Some slight fading to light-sensitive green cloth (but less than often) otherwise fine in a fine dust jacket with only a few minor nicks at edges. Custom slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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