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      Random House, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Random House, New York 1934. First American Edition / First Printing. Stated First American Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings. In the jacket without the jacket designer's name at the front panel. Cloth boards with black and red lettering. Book Condition: Very Good+, light spots on the boards and spine, book is tight and square, previous owner's name and bookplate at the front endpaper, tight spine, clean pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $3.50 at the front flap, shelf wear and chipping, tears at the jacket spine, darkening.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Anne Boleyn and Other Poems

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1934 Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1934. Octavo. [2], [79] pp, printed in red, green and black on Kelmscott handmade paper, different woodcut printer’s devices on title-page and colophon, initial letters designed by Graily Hewitt. Full brown morocco with gilt vignette of a crowned falcon on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, endpapers very lightly foxed. Otherwise a fine, clean copy. Number 30 of 300. (Harrop 31/p201)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        History of the Discovery of Photography

      NY: By the author [Walker Engraving Company], 1934. 1st English Edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 214 pages. 19 x 12 1/2 cm. Limited edition, one of 25 copies, this being no. 12 presented to Dr. Fritz Wentzel, with the bookplate of his son, Volkmar Wentzel, who worked for National Geographic for forty-eight years. Volkmar Wentzel's photographs were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian, et al. His father, Dr. Wentzel was a a distinguished photo-chemist and dedicated photographer who like Alfred Stieglitz, studied under Professor Dr. Hermann Vogel, the celebrated scientist and early champion of photography as an art form. Translated into English by Edward Epstean. Bright, fresh copy.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        A Book of Old Ballads

      London: Hutchinson & Co. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Bound in half green Morocco over green linen, spine in six compartments separated by five gilt-decorated raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, marbled endpapers, T.e.g. Illustrated with 16 full-page color plates and many head and tail-pieces by H. M. Brock. "These poems are the very essence of the British spirit. They are, to literature, what the bloom of the heather is to the Scot, and the smell of the sea to the Englishman." [HBS 12925]. . Spine very slightly sunned, else fine, with former owner's printed bookplate on ffep. An extremely handsome volume. NEAR FINE.. B&W and Color Illustrations. 4to 11" - 13" tall. xxxix, 280 pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        ROCK: A 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

      London: Faber and Faber, 1934. First edition, first issue. 8vo, original grey paper wrappers. 86. This scarce first issue in the original printed wrappers is in unusually fine condition, a touch mellowed by age but apparently never used. An important book by Eliot. The scenario of the play, based on historical episodes suggested by the Rev. R. Webb-Odell, was actually composed by Mr. E. Martin Browne, under whose direction Eliot wrote the choruses and dialogues. Copies of the first issue in the wraps are especially elusive.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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      [Np]. 1934.. Small quarto. Full publisher's Niger morocco, t.e.g., by Gray & Son. Usual offset to edges of endsheets from binding turn-ins, else a nice copy, with the prospectus laid in. First edition. One of 272 copies, from a total edition of 303 copies printed from copperplates engraved by Charles Sigrist, with an engraved title-page design by Stephen Gooden, numbered and signed by Sassoon.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        North American Big Game. Official Measurement Records, Compiled - for the Boone and Crockett Club and the National Collection of Heads and Horns of the New York Zoological Society

      Bridgeport, Conn.: Published by Remington Arms Company, [printed by] The Derrydale Press, 1934. First edition. Oblong 8vo. Frontispiece by Carl Rungius, 12 photographic plates, and line drawings in text. Original printed wrappers. A little worn and soiled, outer fore-edges very slightly chipped, overall very good. Siegel 79; Frazier G-17-a . A rare and desirable Derrydale, of which Siegel says "The scarcity of this work is due to its extremely low survival rate. Our estimate is that fewer than one hundred copies survive today"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Dud Dean Yarns

      Bingham, Maine : The Bingham Press, 1934. 1st Edition. Description: 181 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Maine --Social life and customs --Fiction. Signed by the author. Ref: Bruns M-10. Near fine copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth. Edges very slightly toned and dust-dulled. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Marlborough His Life and Times: Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV

      London: George G Harrap & Co 1934-1939, Mixed editions. () 612, 651, 608, 671pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Four volumes octavo. Purple cloth with dust jacket. Contains B&W plates, facsimiles, illustrations and folding maps throughout. B&W frontispiece in each volume. All dust jackets are unclipped. All volumes have sun fading on the spine and edges of boards, shelf wear and bumping on corners. Volume one, three and four dust jackets have top of spine missing. Volumes one and three spines have stain-like sun fading along the top of spine due to missing pieces of dust jackets. All dust jackets have chipping and minor tearing along edges as well as rubbing. Volume two has part of top of spine of dust jacket missing. Limited presentation edition. Winston Churchill's thorough biography of his ancestor, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. Volume one is a 1939 reprint of the 1934 revised edition. Volumes two through four are all first editions. Volume three contains a tipped in errata slip in front of page 19. Previous owner signature on front endpaper of volume one..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Golden Wedding Testimonial - Chivers Binding WITH Earlier Design

      Bath, 1934. Full morocco bifolium by Chivers of Bath, bevelled edges. Upper cover and two inner panels with gilt tooled borders, with elaborate corner pieces of trailing leaves and on laid morocco flowers, the lower panel with gilt borders, gilt roll to edges. Inner vellucent panels, with wide watercolour borders incorporating a climbing pink rose and gilt stamped rosettes, two small vignettes inside roundels to each panel. Left hand panel with the family coat of arms surrounded by cherubs to head, with congratulatory text beneath, the right hand panel with a view of Overbury Towers, with a list of names of the Estate workforce in black and red. WITH an earlier (presumably rejected) design in the same format, in red morocco, with a vellucent roundel to centre and blank interior. An attractive Golden Wedding anniversary testimonial, in a signed Chivers binding, with their characteristic vellucent panels. A rare opportunity to see the binders' creative process, with an earlier example of the completed testimonial. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Mickey Mouse Annual So 'Bracing'!

      London: Dean and Son Ltd, 1934. Picture of Mickey on front cover, playing a violin made of a frying pan, fork and braces. Paper covered boards, unpaginated (5cm thick) and undated. It's the annual for 1935, copyright 1934, identified by cover picture. Condition is just amazing: no internal markings, original spine, original colour frontispiece. There is a small amount of rubbing to corners, spine ends and top edges of covers, very slight rubbing to spine joints, very very slight soiling to covers (do ask for photos of covers from all angles so as to see all wear). Internally there are some age spots on page edges and outer endpapers only, pages are clean and tight. 746g.. Pictorial Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Original Pastel on Paper Portrait of an Unidentified Young Man 1934 Signed By Beauford Delaney Framed and Glazed

      New York, 1934. Approx. 27 1/2" x 20"; signed Beauford Delaney 1934 New York, with some additional words that may be "America...Untitled...Peter" (?):; there was a long, close relationship between Beauford Delaney and James (From Here to Eternity) Jones and his wife Gloria and their children, referred to in "Amazing Grace A Life of Beauford Delaney" 1998 by David Leeming and also in the 1985 James Jones biography by Frank McShane "Into Eternity The Life of James Jones"; some chipping to bottom of paper, laid down nicely in 'window' style with a matte surround and with a simple "driftwood" thin wood frame with glass; interesting, early Delaney work that had been given to the Jones family; Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) African-American artist, with WPA and Harlem Artists Guild credentials, study with John Sloan and Thomas Hart Benton, many exhibitions-at this time (1934) he was heavily shown in in the New York City artworld, this piece being from that era (Who Was Who in American Art 1999); a good, intriguing piece and an early exemplar of his portrait work; very good condition.. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        It's a Battlefield

      London: Heinemann. (1934). An early book by Greene, his fifth, and the one he considered to be his "first overtly political novel." Notably, he considered it to be a "novel" rather than an "entertainment," as he characterized a good many of his books. In 1948, Greene extensively revised this title for its third edition, meaning that a relatively small number of copies exist with the original text as first published. Tape shadows to endpages, cracked at rear hinge, text block shaken; a very good copy in a very good, second issue dust jacket (3/6 price) with rubbing and minor wear to the edges and folds, a short tear to the front flap fold, and tape strengthening to the edges on the verso. An early, important book and extremely scarce in any dust jacket at all. . Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      1934. London: William Heinemann, (1934). Original black cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition of Graham Greene's fifth book -- following THE MAN WITHIN (1929), THE NAME OF ACTION (1930), RUMOUR AT NIGHTFALL (1931) and STAMBOUL TRAIN (1932). Later termed by Greene himself as his "first overtly political novel," it is a bleak tale without a hero: a Communist at a rally stabs a man who is about to attack his (the Communist's) wife, only to find that his dead victim was in fact a policeman. The novel then describes the various forces at work while the Communist awaits execution (for example, the wife he saved begins an affair with his brother, and the Communist Party does all it can to ensure that he will be executed, to further their cause). Greene acknowledged that his writing style for this book owed a debt to Joseph Conrad -- by naming the protagonist's brother Conrad.~This book was not an immediate success -- as exemplified by the fact that the first copies issued had a dust jacket bearing the price seven shillings sixpence, while later copies issued (but still of the first printing) had a jacket reading three shillings sixpence. This is one of those later-issued copies with the lowered price. (There was no second impression of this first edition: as explained on copyright pages of later editions, this 1934 first impression was next followed by a 1940 Penguin paperback (the second edition); Greene then revised the tale for a 1948 edition by Heinemann (the third edition -- which had a different dust jacket than the 1934 edition).)~This volume is in very good-plus condition (some faint damp-spotting to the black cloth), in a very good dust jacket (a few shorter-than-an-inch tears, general rubbing at the edges, but essentially nothing at all missing, and no restoration of any kind). The faint spotting of the cloth would cause one to surmise that this volume may not always have had this jacket -- which may be true, but it is good to know that this jacket was issued only on copies of this first impression.~One of the only Graham Greene novels never to have been made into a film, this is a notoriously scarce book -- in either dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Tender is the Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Near Fine. A sharp, Near Fine copy of Fitzgerald's great final novel. Spine lightly sunned and previous owner's name and date on the front end paper, otherwise remarkably clean and fresh. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. A meditation on marriage, success and the emotional toll mental health problems can take on a family. Many of these themes echo from Fitzgerald's personal troubles with his wife, Zelda, later in life. Printed in a relatively small print run, so attractive copies are uncommon. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Children's Hour

      New York: Knopf, 1934.. First edition of the playwright's most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Don, with affection Lillian." In good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket. Basis for the 1961 motion picture directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner. A scarce book, especially so signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        R. E. Lee a Biography 4 Volumes

      N. Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Very good, with some minor soil to covers, and insignificant bumping to extremities. Spines very slightly dulled. All 4 volumes are first printings with the " A ".( 1934 and1935 ) Volume 1 is signed by Freeman on the ffep. Inquire for shipping costs.. Signed by Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown of the spine and some light reinforcement to the front panel. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Security Analysis

      New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw Hill, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. In excellent condition with very light rubbing to the cloth. Scarce in this condition. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        UMI NO DO^WA

      1934. Paperback. Good. [SOSAKU HANGA] ONCHI, Koshiro, artist & author. UMI NO DOWA. Tokyo: Hanga- so, Showa 9 [1934]. Self-wrappers, with Onchi's text and accompanying 6 polychrome woodblock prints, the blocks of which were carved by him. Each print is a vortex of images with the female form as visual pivot. Onchi and his work need no introduction - he is considered the most important Japanese printmaker of the mid-Century and one of the most innovative and creative of all time. As a leader of the Sosaku Hanga Creative Print movement, he guided the development of many of the dominant figures of post-war art until his premature death in the 1950's. UMI NO DOWA is a remarkable work, it is almost never seen outside of Japan and is by no means common even there. This copy is a bit worn and browned, about good overall - but the 6 plates are much cleaner than usual.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      N.Y., Equinox Cooperative Press, 1934.. 1934. 61 (3) pp. w. lithographic (of which 3 full-page) illustrations by Lynd Ward in the text. Illustrated blue orcloth with silver-labelled spine in its original black slip-case w. original lithographic illustration entitled: "Nocturnes. Short Stories by Thomas Mann". Spine only slightly discold., slip-case slightly rbbd and its front marginally trifle sun-tanned. N° 278 of 990 copies, both numbered & signed in pencil by Thomas MANN. BÜRGIN IV, 484. ¶ Well-preserved copy of the 1st edition in english.

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        Goodbye Mr. Chips

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, printed endpapers. With the dust jacket and the original Evening Standard Book of the Month wrap-around band. A beautiful copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket with short closed tears to the head of the spine panel and the fold at the lower flap. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Bert Allen from James Hilton, with very good wishes, October 1934". Most copies of this book that we have handled have been inscribed on a tipped-in leaf; this one, however, is inscribed on a conjugate leaf, making it particularly rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Das ABC-Büchlein. Zeichnungen von Rudolf Koch und Bertold Wolpe in Holz- und Metallschnitten von Fritz Kredel und Gustav Eichenauer

      Leipzig, Insel 1934. 16 x 24 cm. (52) Seiten mit Titel und 24 Holz- und Metallschnitten von Fritz Kredel und Gustav Eichenauer. Original-Verlags-Festeinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel - Salter 1.42.1 - Sarkowski, Insel 2 949 - Schauer, Dt. Bk. II, 35 - Gedruckt im Haus zum Fürsteneck (Paul Koch), Frankfurt, auf Maschinen-Bütten. Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Heinrich Jost, seit 1923 Leiter der Bauerschen Gießerei in Frankfurt (vgl. Vollmer II, 568). Auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz handschriftliche Widmung von Fritz Kredel: "Unserem Freund und Gönner Herrn Heinrich Jost zugeeignet. 14. Mai 1936. F. Kredel" -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Forest Fire (Uncorrected Proof of the First UK Edition)

      London: Faber and Faber, 1934. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the first UK edition. Very Good in plain brown wrappers, title label on the spine. Square and tight with a few creases to the spine panel. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. & & The UK edition of Stout's book is itself a rarity, this proof likely the only surviving copy. Found in the author's attic after his death.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Negro anthology made by Nancy Cunard; 1931-1933

      London: Nancy Cunard at Wishart & Co., 1934. 855p., first edition, sepia plates and vignette illustrations throughout, maps (one folding), 12.5x10 inches, recased by Marin County binder & conservator Sandra Good in massive bevelled boards bound in well-tanned new brown goatskin, original titling copied in bright red raised letters cover and spine, silk and linen endpapers with leather hinges. Margins of the signed leaf, title page and p.1 of foreword are reinforced with archival tisse. Pp. vii-viii and 1-3 bear old scotch tape that mends old tears, edges show minor wear with a couple of half-inch tears, some pages have a few ink ticks in text, there are a couple of tiny stains. This was the personal copy of African American Communist journalist Eugene Gordon -- one of the contributors to the Anthology -- and it is briefly inscribed to him and signed by Cunard on a leaf opposite the title. Laid in is an 8.5x11.5 inch thermofax of a two-page letter from Cunard to Gordon discussing his use of the book in teaching, African issues, and the possibility of issuing new editions in English and French. The letter was clearly written during the 1930s, probably before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War but at least a year or two after the Anthology's publication. Also present are the detached original boards, original cloth panel with cover title, and a lettered spine remnant. The new binding is unblemished. The unique quality of the Anthology lies in its worldwide scope, distinguishing it in some measure from its Harlem Renaissance predecessors

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        The Camels are Coming [1]

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London circa 1934 edition not stated [First Edition August 1932]. London circa 1934. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers and top edge, oxidised gilt lettering to spine, John Hamilton sundial to foot of spine. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 220, 32 [pp] illustrated catalogue. Colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations throughout. 15 'Ace' titles listed including 'Biggles Flies Again'. First Biggles story. Former name to top of upper paste down, light foxing to early pages and edges, spine slightly age darkened. Very Good condition book in Fine laser colour copy dust wrapper taken directly from original first edition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Biggles of the Camel Squadron

      London: John Hamilton Ltd (The Ace Series) This is most likely a first edition, first state. No dj, dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on front & spine, damp discolouring on front and rear edges, a few other light marks, small snag in the cloth on the back, gilt lettering and sundial logo on spine, spine discoloured and foxed, top corner of front flyleaf creased, flyleaves darkened, top edge tinted, some internal and foredge foxing, a few pages have small corner creases, lower corner of rear flyleaf has small piece torn off, else vg. Thick 8vo (450mm), foreword by the author, 249pp + 4pp glossary + 28pp complete list (dated Spring 1934) of 'SUNDIAL" editions. Printed by Mackays Ltd. One reference remarks that interestingly this edition lists the next "Biggles" book: "Biggles flies again", which was published in August 1934 - and this edition does list it. After the author's name on the title page is says "the author of 'The Camels are coming', 'The Spy Flyers' ". 13 stories. . No Date (1st edition). Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Howard Leigh.

      [Bookseller: Mad Hatter Books]
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        Autograph letter, signed, together with The Allahakbarries C. C

      1934, 1950. (1)ff. autograph letter, dated July 25th, 1934. A letter from J. M. Barrie to William Maldon "Bill" Woodfull, the Australian cricketer who captained both the Victoria and Australia cricket teams. Barrie comments on the fourth game of the 1934 Ashes series, in which Australia played against England, saying, "It was a glorious victory except statistically, and as such I think everyone accepts it. That partnership of Bradman and Ponsford goes into history." Barrie is referring to the partnership of legendary Australian cricket players Bill Ponsford and Donald Bradman, who set a world record for partnership in Test cricket during the final game of that series, leading Australia to win the series. Their record stood unsurpassed for fifty-seven years. It is clear that Barrie followed the matches with great interest. The fourth match was a draw, and Barrie speculates, "what a match it will make of the final one, which otherwise would drop into a minor place." Although best known as the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was an enthusiastic amateur cricketer, in spite of the fact that he wasn't particularly good at the game. He followed the sport and even organized his own team, the Allahakbarries, which played from 1890 to 1913. The team included many famous writers of the time, including A. A. Milne, P. G. Wodehouse, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Together with a copy of the 1950 edition of The Allahakbarries C. C., a book that Barrie wrote about the team, which was first privately published in 1890. The 1950 edition includes a foreword by Donald Bradman, whom Barrie clearly admired. The book presents an illustrated history of the team and pokes fun at the team's lack of talent. Letter is in extremely fine condition. The book has some slight foxing to edges of the dust wrapper, which is price-clipped, has a few spots of soiling to the front panel, and some loss to spine ends. Text block slightly loose, else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Mr. Parker Pyne Detective

      New York: Dodd Mead, 1934. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition. 8vo; [vi] 246pp. Publisher's orange cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in black, the top edge stained orange, the fore-edge untrimmed, with decorated endpapers; in an illustrated dust jacket priced at $2.00.A Very Fine copy, square, tight and extremely clean, in a Fine, vibrant jacket, with barely any toning, that appears to have had a sliver of restoration to the top edge. A collection of twelve short stories first published in England (1934) as "Parker Pyne Investigates." Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime 2420. A truly superlative copy, espcially scarce in a collectible jacket.& & Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        Murder on the Orient Express

      The Crime Club - Collins 1934 - First edition second impression from Jan 1944 in VG+ condition, there is spotting to early pages, sunning to boards and spine and speckles on front boards, the binding is tight any blemishes are in the pics, jacket is a facsimile copy, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: setantabooks]
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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1934). First Edition. cloth. Most of paper on front hinge is split, but the cover is very tight and the webbing intact. Near Fine in a dustwrapper with small chips at the spine tips. Crane A2.2. The Second American Edition of Frost's first book, designated "First 1934 Edition" on the copyright page. The book was redesigned and the text completely reset, with a woodcut by Thomas Nason added and a few minor changes by Frost made from the original edition. This copy SIGNED by the author and INSCRIBED for Don Smith on the front endpaper with the last stanza of a poem in the book, "The Vantage Point," titled here by Frost as "People in the Distant Village and Graveyard," in MANUSCRIPT in Frost's hand: "And if by noon I have to [sic] much of these/I have but to turn on my arm and lo/The sun-burned hillside sets my face aglow/My breathing shakes the bluet like a breeze/I smell the earth I smell the bruis?d plant/I look into the crater of the ant."

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Three Travel Albums of Paris, Rome, Albania, Czechoslovakia, and Germany from 1934-1940

      (N.p., Self-published, 1934-1940). Paris (1934); string-bound in near fine, slightly soiled cloth-covered linen boards. Rome and Albania (1938); ribbon-bound in near fine felt-covered linen boards, with photographs protected by cobweb-imprinted tissue dividers (some small holes in the black felt covering). Czechoslovakia and Germany (1940); string-bound in cloth-covered linen boards; near fine with minor soiling to the cloth, photographs again protected by cobweb-imprinted tissue dividers.. Hand-assembled photo albums. Oblong octavos. Three unique, twenty-four-page albums filled with small format black and white photographs. Each album was captioned and hand decorated with ink-and-gouache drawings on gray card stock, presumably by the unidentified photographer. The whimsical, humorous illustrations create an ironic contrast to the photographs which document the traveler's journeys across Europe at the dawn of the Second World War. The albums also contain mounted travel tickets and ephemera. A truly unique and fascinating set from both an aesthetic and historical perspective. All texts in German.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        The Camels are Coming [2]

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London circa 1934 edition not stated [First Edition August 1932]. London circa 1934. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers and top edge, maroon lettering to the spine, John Hamilton sundial to foot of spine. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼''. First Biggles story with 220 printed pages of text, no catalogue. We have never seen this edition before, the boards are covered in the normal blue colour cloth used by John Hamilton, but the lettering to the spine is maroon!! Colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations throughout. 15 Ace titles listed including Biggles Flies Again. Small printed name to the front free end paper, light foxing to page edges, spine slightly age faded. Very Good condition book in the extremely scarce original and famous Howard Leigh dust wrapper with 40 mm x 60 mm piece of paper missing to the top right hand corner of the front cover, 30 mm and 20 mm chips across the spine ends affecting the lettering, closed tears to the lower cover, price clipped. The Ace Series list of titles to the rear starts with The Spy Flyers and ends with Rhodes of the 94th.

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        Experiment in Autobiography. Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866) 2 volumes

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd and The Cresset Press Ltd, 1934. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. A PRESENTATION COPY inscribed to the author';s close friend and protégé, Frank Swinnerton. Swinnerton (1884 - 1982), an English critic and prolific novelist, was a well known literary figure during the first half of the twentieth century. In his autobiography Wells effectively characterizes himself, his circle, and the times. Very good in original orange cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Slight browning to spines, although text remains bright. Small closed tear to head of spine of Volume I. Very minor soiling to front board. Gentle bumping to corners and small bump to the edge of the front board of Volume II. Light foxing to endpages, half title, title, and last page in both Volumes. There is a short closed tear to one page of Volume I. Includes sixty-one photographic illustrations. A nice association copy. 840 pages plus index LIT/092208 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        Courageous Women

      Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, printed by the T. H. Best Printing Company, ND, [1934]. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, vi, [2], 203 [1] pp. over 7 " - 9 " tall & No dust jacket, Red binding with gold lettering. Previous owners name (Violet L. Dick) neatly inscribed is on first endpaper. & Slight sunning at top and bottom of binding, otherwise, a very good copy.& & .& , The book contains 21 chapters, each chapter about a famous woman of history including: Joan of Arc.--Florence Nightingale.-- Mary Slessor.-- Laura Secord.-- Catharine Parr Traill.-- Queen Victoria.-- Madeleine de Vercheres.-- Helen Keller.-- Ada May Courtice.-- Caroline Macdonald.-- Elizabeth Louise Mair.-- Anna J. Gaudin.-- Edith Cavell.-- Sadie Stringer.-- Madame Albani.-- (Tekakionwake) Pauline Johnson.-- Aletta Elise Marty.-- Dr. Margaret MacKellar.-- Margaret Polson Murray.-- Lady Tilley.-- Marshall Saunders..& & "1934 - Ewan spends several months in a mental institution in Guelph after a breakdown. Maud's first grandchild is born to Chester and his wife. A second "Anne of Green Gables" film is released, with no profit to Montgomery. She experiences financial troubles and her health is deteriorating. She collaborates with Marian Keith and Mabel Burns McKinley to write a book of biographies titled Courageous Women." Information quoted from An L.M. Montgomery Resource Page and TickledOrange& &

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      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1934. First edition. Fine/Very Good. One of 410 copies, signed by the illustrator. A Fine copy in a Very Good publisher's tissue dust jacket, housed in a Near Fine publisher's slipcase. Complete with four full-color illustrations and numerous black and white illustrations throughout the text. An ancient fairy tale, masterfully retold by Browning, in which the Piper leads away the children from Hamelin when the townsfolk fail to pay his fee. Fine in Very Good. dust jacket.

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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

      sp;- London - George G. Harrap, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A beautiful illustrated edition with unclippeddustwrapper of Browning's poem from the legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelinwith colour plates and black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. With illustrated endpapers. First edition. The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin, Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in piedclothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning. The story may reflect a historical event in which Hamelin lost its children. Theories have been proposed suggesting that the Pied Piper is a symbol of the children's death by plague or catastrophe. Other theories liken him to figures like Nicholas of Cologne, who is said to have lured away a great number of children on a disastrous Children's Crusade. A recent theory ties the departure of Hamelin's children to the Ostsiedlung, in which a number of Germans left their homes to colonise Eastern Europe. It is also a story about paying those who are due. Robert Browning (7 May 1812 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. He was buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey; his grave now lies immediately adjacent to that of Alfred Tennyson. Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 - 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With colour pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of colour until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work. Typically, Rackham contributed both colour and monotone illustrations towards the works incorporating his images. With previous owner's bookplate to front blank. Condition: Bound inoriginal paper wraps,with unclipped dustwrapper, in protectivebrodart wrapper. Externally, generally smart but with slight edgewear andslight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the odd handling mark to pages. Overall:FINE with a FINE dustwrapper.

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        Two Tramps in Mud-time. A New Poem

      (NY): (The Spiral Press), 1934. Octavo. (8)pp. First edition. One of 775 copies, of which 175 were printed for the Melchers of Montclair. A fine copy sewn in plain brown wrappers with light fading to the spine area. This is Frost's second Christmas book. Additional Christmas greeting from the Melchers laid in.

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        Courageous Women ---by L M Montgomery, Marian Keith, M B McKinley ( Lucy Maud / Mabel Burns )(signed By 22 Canadian Authors )

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, red cloth, a Good only copy with dulling to the red cloth (boards and spine), short tear along spine, some tip wear with show through to boards under the cloth, gift inscription dated 1934, ---the front blank endpapers have been signed by at least 22 Canadian authors plus three more signatures which are likely CDN authors, list of signatories are: Nellie McClung; Eric Gaskell; Kathryn Munro; Ada Twohy Kent; Wilson MacDonald; Annie Marion Fox; Sigmund Samuel; William Arthur Deacon; Evelyn L Weller; E A Hardy; Howard Angus Kennedy; Jessie McEwen ( Agnes Fisher ); Charles G D Roberts; Grey Owl; E J Pratt; Kathleen Strange; Lillie Brooks; John M ( Morgan ) Gray; Pelham Gwyn; J E Middleton; J R Appleton; A N O'Brien (?), William Philips Rawley, W A Smart (?); plus 3 others which I cannot decipher, this book has NOT been signed by any of the three authors of this book !! ----as per the Lucy Maud Montgomery bibliography by Frank and Juanita Lechowick this copy is in maroon cloth (I'd call it red but who am I to quibble), as well this has the ruled line on the copyright page, red stain to upper edge of text block as called for, 19.6 cm tall (versus 20.9 cm on the red-orange issue) ---no priority established between the two issues although based on a dustjacketed copy that I have currently I believe this slightly shorter edition to be the true FIRST, a very scarce book, -----contents include: The Maid of France: Joan of Arc; The Angel of the Crimea: Florence Nightingale; The Great White Ma: Mary Slessor of Calabar; A Brave Deed: Laura Secord; Happiness in a Log Cabin: Catharine Parr Traill; A Noble Girl Queen: Queen Victoria; Courage in Danger: Madeleine De Vercheres; From Darkness to Light: Helen Keller; A Friend of the School: Ada May Courtice; The Golden Chrysanthemum: Caroline MacDonald; A Loyal Pioneer of the West: Elizabeth Louise Mair; Caring for Indians: Anna J Gaudin; A War Heroine: Edith Cavell; Braving the White North: Sadie Stringer; Canada's Queen of Song: Madame Albani; The Princess of the Paddle: ( Tekakionwake ) E Pauline Johnson; A Leader in Education: Aletta Elise Marty; A Pupil at School: Dr Margaret MacKellar; A Daughter of the Empire: Margaret Polson Murray; Service for Others: Lady Tilley; Champion of Dumb Animals: Marshall Saunders, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . Signed by Canadian Authors . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by No Dustjacket.

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        Caledonia. A Fragment

      London: [for the author,, 1934]. Illustrated by Edward Burra. Octavo. Original tartan-patterned boards, red cloth backstrip, printed paper label to upper board. Boards very lightly rubbed, backstrip rubbed and a little frayed, upper joint starting First edition, sole impression, one of fewer than than 100 copies printed for Powell himself. Dedication copy inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "And Wyndham Lloyd, Esquire being the latter of these two gentlemen [referred to the in the printed dedication] and this copy being presented by the author himself. Feb. 16th 1930, XXV Geo 5". Loosely inserted in a typed letter signed with both typed and manuscript corrections. Addressed to Lloyd and signed "Tony", it is dated August 26, 1949 and offers thanks for the gift of a book, "Thank you so much for the 'Wonderful Characters' who absolutely delighted me. I have done no more than skim through them yet, but particularly liked the man who crucified himself. I see the Powell family seem to have got no further than being pedestrians; and I have yet to find any Lloyds who are surely included". Powell also refers to a stay with friends in Cornwall and discusses his edition of the Letters of John Aubrey, "The new edition is printed on cardboard instead of lavatory paper so that it appears to be at least three times as long. Do not be taken in by this". The recipient, Wyndham Edward Buckley Lloyd, is referred to in the printed dedication as "A gentleman residing in London, member of a Royal College of Surgeons and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians". His book, A Hundred Years of Medicine, was published in 1936. Wyndham Lloyd was the brother of the first dedicatee, John Davies Knatchbull Lloyd, who was friendly with the group of intellectuals known as the Bright Young Things, of which Powell was a member. Though Caledonia was printed in order to be given away, most copies were not inscribed at the time of publication, and contemporary inscriptions are particularly uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      [Np: Privately Printed, 1934].. Small quarto. Cloth-tape backed Royal Stuart Tartan paper over boards, printed label. Illustration by Edward Burra. A fine copy. First edition of the author's fourth book, printed as a wedding gift to the Powells in an edition of one hundred copies. Powell distributed copies privately at the time, and well into future years. This copy bears his undated inscription to American novelist and scholar Alison Lurie "with profound apologies to any Caledonian strain in yourself (which I share)." As often, Powell has inserted in manuscript the omitted letters in the proper names in the text in place of the dashes in some twenty places, and added a four-word marginal explanatory note on page 10 identifying the 12 lines contributed by Constant Lambert. LILLEY A4.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Eight Individual Plays. Being: Black Coffee, 1934; Ten Little Niggers, 1944; The Hollow, 1952; Witness for the Prosecution, 1954; The Mousetrap, 1954; Spider's Web, 1956; The Unexpected Guest, 1958; Go Back for Murder, 1960

      London: Samuel French Limited, 1934 - 1960., 1934. 8 volumes; 8vo. French's Acting Editions, several First Printings. In their original soft covers, cream pictorial to 3 volumes, blue with titles in black to the other 5. A few covers a little dusty. A fantastic collection of plays from the Queen of Mystery, each with date of the original performance and names of characters and actors in the cast; from Black Coffee, the second play to include Christie's most popular character, the detective Hercule Poirot, to her more famous Witness for the Prosecution, Ten Little Niggers, and, of course, The Mousetrap.

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        Courageous Women: Inspiring Biographies of Girls Who Grew to be Women of Courage and Achievement -by L M Montgomery, Marian Keith, M B McKinley ( Lucy Maud / Mabel Burns ) (in rare variant dustjacket)

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, red cloth, a Near Fine copy, in a lovely Good/Very Good text design dustjacket with some shallow chipping and a few closed tears, a wee bit of age toning to the spine of the jacket (and I do mean wee), a sticker has been placed over the price on the front flap but careful examination with abright light reveals a 1.50 price tag, incredibly rare in any dustjacket, this is the variant jacket (with text only) of the more often seen pictorial dustjacket edition, no priority has been established but all dustjacketed copies are rare, ---the pictorial dustjacketed copies are in a reddish-orange cloth and are slightly taller than this variant issue, ----as per the Lucy Maud Montgomery bibliography by Frank and Juanita Lechowick this copy is in maroon cloth (I'd call it red but who am I to quibble), as well this has the ruled line on the copyright page, red stain to upper edge of text block as called for, 19.6 cm tall (versus 20.9 cm on the red-orange issue) ---no priority established between the two issues but it is difficult to imagine McClelland and Stewart producing this with a pictorial dustjacket for the first "run" and then finding demand high and issuing it with a text jacket, it SEEMS much more likely that unexpected demand for the book with the text dustjacket would lead M&S to issue further copies with a more visually appealing pictorial dj ---and of course, if the pictorial jacket had been used on the first production run why change it all?, a very scarce book but especially so in dustjacket, the Lechowick bibliography states that there is one recorded copy of this title in this text design dustjacket ---now two copies are known but I guess there are other copies out there burrowed away in some little hidey-hole, -----contents include: The Maid of France: Joan of Arc; The Angel of the Crimea: Florence Nightingale; The Great White Ma: Mary Slessor of Calabar; A Brave Deed: Laura Secord; Happiness in a Log Cabin: Catharine Parr Traill; A Noble Girl Queen: Queen Victoria; Courage in Danger: Madeleine De Vercheres; From Darkness to Light: Helen Keller; A Friend of the School: Ada May Courtice; The Golden Chrysanthemum: Caroline MacDonald; A Loyal Pioneer of the West: Elizabeth Louise Mair; Caring for Indians: Anna J Gaudin; A War Heroine: Edith Cavell; Braving the White North: Sadie Stringer; Canada's Queen of Song: Madame Albani; The Princess of the Paddle: ( Tekakionwake ) E Pauline Johnson; A Leader in Education: Aletta Elise Marty; A Pupil at School: Dr Margaret MacKellar; A Daughter of the Empire: Margaret Polson Murray; Service for Others: Lady Tilley; Champion of Dumb Animals: Marshall Saunders, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Text Cover.

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      New York: Random House, 1934.. White cloth, stamped in red and black. Some light foxing to the cloth, small bookseller's original price ticket on rear pastedown, hence just about fine in an unusually fine example of the dust jacket. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First published printing of the authorized American edition, including the text of Judge Woolsey's decision, a foreword by Morris Ernst, and Joyce's letter of authorization to Bennett Cerf. Slocum & Cahoon record an initial printing of one hundred copies for copyright purposes, and a second printing for publication consisting of 10,300 copies. For the record, designer Reichl's name appears in the lower corner of the front panel of the dust jacket. SLOCUM & CAHOON A21.

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      Random House, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1934. First American Edition / First Printing. Stated First American Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings. In the jacket without the jacket designer's name at the front panel. A review copy with the review slip laid in at the front endpaper. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good, cloth boards with black and red lettering at the front board and at the spine, light darkening at the spine, light spots on the boards and page edges, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, lightly read. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, bright front panel, light darkening at the jacket spine, tear at the head of the jacket spine repaired by tape at the opposite side, shelf wear at the edges, small hole at the rear panel near the spine, small tear at the foot of the front panel, minor spots on the jacket.

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        The Rock

      London: Faber & Faber, 1934. Grey paper covered boards with blue lettering to spine. Slight browning to spine and to outer edges of boards. Occasional marginalia in light pencil. Dustjacket has some browning to the spine panel and some wear to the outer corners and a little chipping to the upper edge of the rear panel and head of spine panel.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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