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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. .

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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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        Ninety-Two Days

      London: Duckworth,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 24 plates, folding map. Some spotting to edges of text block, endpapers, and upper portion of title page. An excellent copy in the rubbed and spotted jacket with a few small chips and closed tears and two pencil marks on the lower panel. First edition, first impression. The third of Waugh's travel books and by a margin his scarcest title in dust jacket - a bare handful of examples have appeared on the market in two decades.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Ferrovia per lo stato della citté del Vaticano.

      Ministero dei lavori pubblici, Roma 1934 - 87 pp. Original wrappers, corners and spine rubbed. 28 black and white illustrations, four folding plates. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        Nazifuhrer Sehen Dich An 33 Biographien aus dem Dritten Reich (Nazi Leaders Are Watching You).

      Editions du Carrefour,, Paris: 1934 - Written as a spoof of the anti-Semitic 'Juden Sehen dich an", (Jews Are Watching You' by Third Reich propaganda ministry official Johann von Leers), the work includes caustic biographies of 33 high ranking Nazis, including Adolf Hitler, Ernst Roehm, Herrmann Goering, Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Rosenberg, R. Walther Darre, among others. Mehring, a German writer, poet and self described 'anarchist', was one of the most important satirists during the Weimar Republic; he feared the rise of National Socialism and fled persecution by the Nazis, living in Vienna and Paris in the early 1930's. Although written under a pseudonym, Mehring was hounded by the Austrian government for defaming the Fuhrer, and so escaped through Switzerland to Paris. He traveled throughout France during German occupation, finally making his way to Marseilles, and eventually, the United States. Sml 8vo, 227pp, b&w ills throughout. Brown gilt cloth boards, gilt stamped title to front cover, no title at spine. Front board slt dusty, with gilt in first two letters of title partially rubbed away. Internally, pages very slightly toned, o/w very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Lamb In His Bosom

      Angus & Robertson Limited, Sydney, Australia 1934 - "Lamb in His Bosom" by Caroline Miller. First Australian edition, first printing with its original dust jacket. Published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia, 1934. The book measures 7" x 7 1/2" tall with 339 pages.The dust jacket is in very good condition with the only notable flaw being general grubbiness and soiling. The book is in very good overall condition. The burnt orange boards are very well preserved with crisp edges. There is a circular area of darkening on the bottom left of the front board. Moderate to significant foxing to the fore-edges of the textblock as well as the first and last few pages. The textblock is largely clean despite the outer foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        Lamb in His Bosom

      Harper & Bros. 1934 - 27th printing (I-I), published thirteen months after 1st printing. VG+/VG: Book, in red boards, is tight, clean, and unmarked except for a small $2.50 stamp on rear endpaper; spine slighly sun-faded. Married to unclipped ($2.50) DJ; unfaded but shows wear at edges and corners, with a bit of paper loss at spine ends. Looks nice in Brodart cover. Inscribed on front endpaper: "Cordially, Caroline Miller." One of the scarcer Pulitzer winners, and rarely seen signed, much less in the hard-to-find dust jacket. 345 pages. Please email me about a possible discount! ***Reluctantly downsizing my personal library to accommodate move from suburban house to Manhattan apartment. Happy to take and e-mail additional (and better) photos upon request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays of Eugene O'Neill.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 - In 12 vols. The Wilderness Edition. Original red cloth, gilt stamped on front cover & spine. Limited to 770 sets. Numbered and signed by O'Neill in 1st vol. t.e.g. Glassine jackets & slipcases. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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      Julius Springer. Berlin. 1934. First Edition., 1934. Book size about 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches with some 212 pages. Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering. In the original dust wrapper. First volume in a projected three volume series on ancient mathematics (This is the only volume published). Illustrated throughout with examples of early mathematics including those of Egypt and Babylon. Neugebauer by himself produced most of our understanding of Babylonian mathematics--a brilliant scientist whose early work is quite scarce. Book with very slight wear; clean and unmarked. Dust wrapper with light chipping at spine top/bottom. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: the book scot]
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        Too Many Cooks: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      New York: Farrar and Reinhardt. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. FIRST EDITION in rare original dust jacket. After several fairly unsuccessful books, Stout began writing detective novels in 1934, which have "reconciled the formal detective story with the hard-boiled detective story" (Townsend, p. xxv). Too Many Cooks is his fifth detective story featuring Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. It has been made into two movies: Zu viele Köche (1961) and Mezzanotte (1973). With recipe section in back. New York: Farrar and Reinhardt, Inc., 1938. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket with large chip on bottom, and slight fading on spine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Rock - 1st Edition

      London: Faber & Faber Limited. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. [1934]. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition, Gallup A26, in Nearly Fine condition, light soiling and rubbing, short closed tear to half-title page in Very Good, lightly chipped dust-jacket. One of 1,000 hard-cover copies in grey paper boards, lettered in blue down the spine and with white dust-jacket printed in grey and red, published on May 31 at 2s 6d., simultaneously with an additional 1,000 copies in grey paper wrappers. Signed and dated 29. IX. 36 by T. S. Eliot on the front end paper ; The Pageant Play written for performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9 June 1934 on behalf of the Forty-Five Churches Fund of the Diocese of London. Book of Words by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot .

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        Stable Money: A History of the Movement

      New York: Adelphi Company, 1934. First, Limited Edition. Octavo (21cm). Blue textured cloth boards; spine lettered in gilt; xxiii, 484pp. No. 725 of an unspecified number in the first, limited issue, signed on presentation bookplate by Irving Fisher, Frederic A. Delano (as President of the Stable Money Association), and James Rand, Jr. (as Chairman of the Committee for the Nation). This copy presented to Paul H. Allen (1911-1963), noted botanist, specialist on orchids and rain forest ecosystems. Light external dusting and wear; spine gilt very slightly dulled; internally clean, tight and unmarked. A solidly VG or better copy. Lacking the presumed jacket (though we have never seen a jacketed copy of any of Fisher's several books with this publisher).& & Rare signed copy of this key work by economist Irving Fisher, the chief American exponent of monetarist philosophy and the founder of the Stable Money League. Though Milton Friedman once proclaimed him "the greatest economist the U.S. has ever produced," Fisher is perhaps best remembered today for his immortal prediction of October 16, 1929, just two weeks prior to the Great Crash: "...Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." & & Despite the apparently high number of the limitation, this presentation issue must be considered rare. It was produced for prominent members of the Stable Money League, "in recognition of pioneer support of the movement for a Stable Measure of Value." A list of such "pioneers," numbering about 3000 individuals (but curiously not including the recipient of this copy), appears in the Appendix to this volume - whether each of these 3000 members received a signed copy of the book is doubtful, as we find no other signed examples in current commerce or in historical auction records for the past 20 years.

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        Formenkunst der Natur

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, (1934). Booklet foxed, a few plates lightly foxed; very good in drop back blue portfolio.. First Edition. Quarto. Portfolio with 100 loose plates. (Similar in format and conception to the portfolio of Blossfeldt's "Urformen der Kunst".) Micro images of the natural world. Booklet laid in. Prochnow, one of the founding members of the New Objectivity movement, was the first major photographer to publish micro photographs.

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        The Case of the Curious Bride (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To my pal Les / Erle." Owner name and address, corresponding to the inscription's recipient, on the front pastedown.& & The fifth Perry Mason mystery. & & Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Spine lean, slight fraying and bumping at the extremities, and a touch of fading to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        18 Poems - Twenty-Five Poems - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog - Collected Poems 1934-1952 - Under Milk Wood - Me and My Bike - 6 Works on the Author

      London: The Fortune Press/J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd./Guild Books/Triton Publishing Co. Ltd./Lindsay Drummond Ltd./Ernest Benn Ltd./Heinemann, 1934 - 1965 - A. Works by the Author: 1. 18 Poems. London: The Fortune Press, 1934. First Edition thus, First Printing. Reissue of 1942 in green boards with gilt titles on spine. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper, which is sunned to the spine. 2. Twenty-Five Poems. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1936. First Edition, Fourth Printing (1944). A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. London: Guild Books, 1948. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy in original printed wrappers. 4. Collected Poems 1934-1952. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Boards soiled, else a fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 5. Under Milk Wood. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1954. First Edition, Eighth Printing 1956. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which is sunned to the spine. 6. Me and My Bike (Foreword by Sydney Box, Illustrated by Leonora Box). London: Triton Publishing Co. Ltd., 1965. First Edition, Second Printing (1966). Boards discoloured, else a near fine copy in like dustwrapper. B. Works on the Author: 1. Henry Treece Dylan Thomas. London: Lindsay Drummond Ltd., 1949. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine, but sunned dustwrapper. 2. Henry Treece, Henry. Dylan Thomas. London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1949. First Edition, Second Printing (Revised and reset, 1956). A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. John Malcolm Brinnin. Dylan Thomas in America. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1956. First Edition, Second Printing (1956). A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. E. W. Tedlock (Editor). Dylan Thomas: The Legend and the Poet. London: Heinemann, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Bottom corners bumped and front edge foxed, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper. 5. Dent & Sons Ltd. Books by and about Dylan Thomas. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1965. A catalogue and order form from Dent - one sheet printed on both sides and folded twice - for the books by and about Dylan Thomas. In very good condition. 6. Constantine Fitzgibbon. The Life of Dylan Thomas. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1965. First Edition, First Printing. A very good Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wrappers, which have been bound into an amateurishly made dustwrapper. Price for the collection: CHF 1'500. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Permit Me Voyage

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934. First edition. 8vo. . Cloth. Fine in very slightly chipped green dust jacket

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Three Little Pigs; The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood Combined Edition

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1934). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 4to. 64pp plus 64pp. Green cloth spine, glazed full color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Two early Disney stories from Silly Symphony in one volume. The Three Little Pigs is illustrated in black and white and with 12 full page full color illustrations. This is followed by The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood, with its own title page, also illustrated in black and white and with 11 full color full page illustrations and one double page full color illustration. The front endpapers show the three pigs and the wolf; the rear show a map through the forest from Red's house to Grandma's: it goes by the house of the three pigs and so they figure in the story. This is a fine, sharp copy, with only a trace of wear along the bottom edge. The dustwrapper is present. It is a little worn on the spine and stained along the bottom, else very good and not price-clipped. It contains the special sticker announcing the second story and that this is the Combined Edition. The Three Little Pigs was published in the previous year as a stand-alone title, and Red Riding Hood in 1934 also as a stand-alone. Scarce in collectible condition as individual volumes and downright rare in the Combined Edition.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Tender is the Night. A Romance

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934., 39. FIRST EDITION: 8vo., list of novels, title-page, half-title, 408 pp. With decorations by Edward Shenton. Bound in original dark green cloth with single-line rule to upper cover, titles in gilt to spine. Contents are clean and fine; binding a little bupmed and with some localised sunning. Remains a bright copy. A Jazz-Age classic. Connolly 79. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        The Mickey Mouse Waddle Book

      Blue Ribbon Books, Inc, New York, 1934. The Mickey Mouse Waddle Book by the Walt Disney Studios. First edition in dust jacket with the scarce band. Lacking the waddles and the ramp. Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc, New York, (1934). Dust jacket is in near fine condition with slight wear to the top and bottom of the spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $1.00. The band is in near fine condition, 1 inch tear at the top rear fold. Binding is in fine condition. The band is 4 ¼ inches wide and in color and originally held the envelope with the ramp to the book cover. Contents in as new condition with color and black and white illustrations. Instructions in back for assembling the waddles. Perforations in the book where the waddles were removed. Unpaginated edition. A wonderful copy of a scarce Disney item. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-289. Price: $750. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher

      Waltham St Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION, number 102 of only 247 copies (out of a total edition of 250). The one hundredth book from the press, with type designed by Eric Gill and engravings throughout by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. Folio, original gilt-lettered half vellum; original slipcase. A hint of toning to top of cloth, otherwise fine.

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        Ecclesiastes or the Preacher

      Waltham St Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. Limited ed. 155/250. Pp. 23. 13 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Vellum spine with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, cloth covered boards. Boards grubby, fore corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents very clean.. Quarter Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Blair hughes-Stanton. 32.5 x 23.0cm.

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        Typed Notes on Harry Bridges, with Autograph Note, initialed ("FDR"), to Frances Perkins

      [Washington, DC], n.d. [ca. fall, 1934]. 1 p. typed, with autograph note in pencil and one correction and one emendation in pen by FDR, and postscript in pen in an unknown hand. In brown and tan morocco-backed clam shell box. Ward, Harry Bridges on Trial, 1940; Martin, Madame Secretary, 1976 . Typed notes prepared for FDR, summarizing the findings of Ralph P. Bonham, District Director, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, regarding union leader and alleged Communist, Harry Bridges. With FDR's notes at head to Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, "F.P. / Very confidential / will you speak to me / about it? / FDR." Reading, "Rapheal P. Bonham, District Director of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service for Western Washington, Oregon and Alaska, with headquarter in Seattle, states confidentially that he has definite proof that Harry Bridges is a member of the Communist party and as such under the law should be deported. Mr. Bonham states that he is dubious as to whether he should proceed to the arrest of Bridges and with the filing of deportation proceedings. Bonham state that he has in his possession Bridges' card showing membership in the Communist party, in which Bridges used his mother's maiden name as his surname. This card, according to Bonham, was taken by an operative from Bridges' own possession, and affidavits are available, says Bonham, to substantiate this. Other evidences available, according to Bonham, show that Bridges has planned actively for the violent overthrow of the existing order in the United States. Mr. Bonham sought information as to the attitude which the President might take toward proceedings of this character against Mr. Bridges. When it was pointed out that the action might have the effect of making a martyr out of Bridges, and aid, rather than impede, his cause, Mr. Bonham replied: 'Should we permit the law to be violated because of the fact [deleted and changed to "possibility" by FDR] of martyring someone?' No advice was given Mr. Bonham other than that he should consult his superiors. To this he replied that on one occasion Bridges personally advised him (Bonham) that he (Bridges) had personally been shown the confidential files concerning himself in the Labor Department at Washington." With an autograph postscript in an unknown hand, "Bonham states he has been in the immigration service 36 years." Bridges (1901-1990), an Australian-born longshore and warehouse workers' labor leader, emerged as a prominent strike leader in 1934 and immediately began to attract calls - fueled by rumors of his Communist Party membership - for his deportation. Secretary Perkins faced immense pressure from the anti-Communist Right to deport Bridges, but the Labor department was waiting for a decision by the Supreme Court on another case (Kessler vs. Strecker), the outcome of which would directly affect its ability to prosecute such deportation cases. Perkins' prudence appeared like dithering, or worse, to her detractors, and a resolution demanding her impeachment, on grounds that she conspired to avoid enforcing deportation laws, was introduced in the House. A warrant for Bridges' arrest was eventually issued in 1938, and the case came to a hearing the following year. The government's case fell apart and Bridges was exonerated - though the government would continue to attempt to deport him until his naturalization in 1945. Interestingly, a component of Bridges' defense was that Bonham, whose findings are summarized here, took part in a plan to use bribes and blackmail to obtain affidavits, perjure witnesses, and manufacture evidence

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        Too True To Be Good, Village Wooing & On the Rocks

      London: Constable & Co, [1934]. First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Fine copy, with the bookplate of the printer, WILLIAM MAXWELL (see inscription, below). Fine in quarter green morocco clamshell box with black leather spine labels. Laurence A216 . Inscribed on the half-title: "to William Maxwell / from Bernard Shaw / 8th Feb, 1934." Laurence gives the publication date as Feb 15, 1934, fully a week after this inscription

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        18 Poems

      London: The Sunday Referee and The Patron Bookshop,, 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Faint spotting to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket with some light spotting, minor nicks at the ends of the toned spine panel, and marks to the lower panel. First edition, first impression, second issue with the Parton Press advertisement tipped-in between the half-title and title. Presentation copy of the author's first book, inscribed by Thomas on the front free endpaper, "To Nora from Dylan, March 1938". The recipient was Nora Summers (1892–1948), an artist and the lover of Yvonne Macnamara, Thomas's mother-in-law. Nora had studied at the Bristol School of Art and then the Slade in London, and married fellow artist Gerald Summers in 1912. In 1914 she became close to the family of painter Augustus John, and through him Yvonne and the Macnamara children, with whom she and Gerald lived communally for a few years. Yvonne and Nora's relationship was intense, and Caitlin later remembered Nora as "the father figure of our girlhood and an evil one", but the two fiery women did see eye-to-eye about art, with Caitlin acting as a model for Nora's burgeoning photographic hobby. Nora also enjoyed entertaining the young artistic friends of the Macnamaras, including Dylan Thomas, and she took a number of now-iconic photographs of the poet, including the image of Thomas smoking, and the photograph of the poet and his wife at Brown's Hotel in 1938. 18 poems was Thomas's first book, published in an edition of only 500 copies shortly after his 20th birthday, with 250 sets of sheets bound and sold a year after the first issue. Both issues are rare today, particularly so in the dust jacket and with presentation inscription. An excellent association.

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        Ninety-Two Days: The Account of a Tropical Journey Through British Guiana and Part of Brazil

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First American Edition, with the publisher's colophon on the copyright page. Thick 8vo; [12], 271 pp. Publisher's coarsely woven yellow cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in green, the top edge stained green, and the fore-edge untrimmed, with a frontispiece photograph of the author, the title page in green and black, 22 further photographs and a folding map; in a pictorial dust jacket priced at $2.50 on the front flap. Dust soiling to all edges, else about Fine, the text block square, tight and clean; in a Near Fine or better jacket with light edge wear, especially affecting the heal of the spine (butwith no loss of lettering or design), and light dust soiling overall. The 1930s were a restless period for Waugh during which he traveled widely in Europe, Africa and South America, funding his trips by journalism and travel writing. . . . Throughout this time he had no permanent base in England, preferring to stay in hotels and friends' houses, where he did most of his writing. His travel books from this decade," including Ninety-Two Days, "served as the raw material for a group of novels that confirmed his place as one of England's great comic writers . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) 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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        The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (First UK Edition, translator Basil Creighton's annotated copy)

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1934. First UK Edition, and first edition in English. Translator Basil Creighton's annotated copy of his own translation of Traven's masterpiece, with notations throughout for serialization. INSCRIBED by him on the front endpaper: "Annotated for serialization / Basil Creighton." The text of the book is filled with penciled holograph notations by Creighton, including cuts, underlining, running word-counts, and other notes. Creighton was himself a novelist, though he is better known as a translator from German of such books as Vicki Baum's "Grand Hotel" and Hermann Hesse's "Steppenwolf." Though opinions vary on the relative merits of the British and American translations (which were completely different), Traven was a fan of Creighton's translation, and once told his publisher, "Creighton has said everything I wanted, but said it so much better." A superb association, and an important scholarly document in the printing and translation history of Traven's most famous novel. Near Fine condition, in a custom clamshell box. Hagemann 53.

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        Fugitives The Story Of Clyde Barrow And Bonnie Parker

      1934, 1st edition, 1st printing, fine condition, with a near fine dust jacket, small chip to head of dust jacket spine, price clipped, published by The Ranger Press, Dallas, 255 pages. The story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as told by Mrs. Emma Parker, Bonnie's Mother and Nell Barrow Cowan, Clyde's Sister. The frontispiece has a photograph of Bonnie and Clyde two month before they were killed. Exceedingly scare and more so in this exceptionally nice condition! .

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        The Case of the Howling Dog (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / With best from the boss / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants.& & Near Fine in a Very Good example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of neat repairs along two of the folds, with fading to the reds on the spine panel, and chipping at spine ends (affecting just a portion of the word "The" in the title). A very presentable copy of the fourth Perry Mason mystery, and a great association.

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        The Case of the Howling Dog

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1934. Black cloth with orange red titles in price clipped (small) dust jacket. Book is almost fine. Dust jacket is chipped at the head of the spine with one half inch loss. Shallow chipping at corners and a few very short tears to edges. Inside front flap has a small stamp with price in canada $2.25 in red. This is the fourth Perry Mason novel in the rare dust jacket. 1st Ed. Cloth. VG+/VG. Octavo.

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        Stable Money

      New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. An excellent near fine copy in the rare dust jacket that shows a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Inscribed and dated by the author, "To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941". Of the handful of copies we have handled, this is the nicest we have encountered. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

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        The Thin Man

      New York: Knopf, 1934 First edition, first printing. An about very good copy with usual wear and fading, and some fraying to cloth edges along spine and corners, and a small ink number to front endpaper. The original fragile unclipped green dust jacket exhibits the usual fading, edge wear with tiny chips to spine and corners, and some cracks and creases. Overall a very reasonable and completely unrestored copy of an exceedingly scarce book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        No-isho / Japanese no-play costume (2 Volumes)

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. Very Good-; 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn . folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are . clean and bright as are the cloth bindings. (1934). Portfolio. Illustrated by 100 color halftone plates; Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in Japanese. Title leaves in English.; 10 .

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        And Quiet Flows the Don. The Don Flows Home to the Sea. Virgin Soil Upturned. Harvest on the Don

      London: Putnam & Co., 1934. Four volumes comprising the story of the Don cossacks in two different story lines but offered here as one set. All volumes in dust jackets. Green wraparound band on Volume one. First two volumes in gilt lettered charcoal cloth. Volume three in red cloth and the final volume in black cloth. The publications dates are as follows 1934, 1940, 1935, 1960. Unfortunately the last volume is really a propoganda piece celebrating collectivization. Sholokhov won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1965. This set of books is very rare especially in dust jacket. . 1st Edition in English. Cloth. VG+/VG+. 8vo.

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      New York: Random House, 1934. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First (authorized) American Edition. 8vo: xviii,774pp. Publisher's cream-colored cloth stamped in red and black, beveled edges, chocolate-colored top edge; first state cream-colored dust jacket, designed by Ernst Reichl (whose name along the leading edge of the front panel is now presumed to designate the first state), printed in red and black, priced $3.50. Chocolate-colored cloth-covered clamshell box with red leather spine labels gilt. A superb—Fine—copy, bright, tight and probably unread; in a just about Fine jacket, very lightly rubbed to toe of spine panel, slightly darkened at head. Slocum & Cahoon A21. Connolly, Modern Movement 42. & Set from the text of a copy of the unauthorized first American edition (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927), incorporating most of its typographical errors and adding several new ones. "Ulysses is not a great novel in the sense of A la recherché du temps perdu. The characters do not develop. It has no consistent tragic grandeur and bogs down in several stylistic exercises which have nothing to do with the novel proper; yet the early Deadelus section, the middle parts of Bloom and the Nightown orgy and Molly's final reverie stand out like Gaudi's unfinished cathedral. The whole plan fails through Joyce's intellectual preference for language rather than people—yet somehow it does achieve greatness like a ruined temple soaring from a jungle . . ." (Connolly) 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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        Transition: Poems

      London: The Caduceus Press,, 1934. 12mo. Original black boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase and chemise. Boards lightly rubbed and scuffed, some tiny spots to title label, a couple of spots to edges of contents partially affecting the margins. An excellent copy. First edition, sole printing. Published at the author's own expense, Transition is one of a handful of uncommon similar editions which constitute the first phase of Durrell's career. Few copies were printed, and many of these were destroyed during the Blitz.

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