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        The House of Sleep

      Jarrold, UK 1934 - 1st Edition 1934, Book is very good+ and quite bright. Contents good. Page edges foxed and age toned. The wrapper is near very good and bright. Light soiling to wrapper. A few nicks to rubbed and creased edges. Miniscule loss to spine tips and odd edges. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd]
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        THE MEDICAL CRITIC AND GUIDE; Incorporation The Journal of Sexology and Humanity 56 numbers from Vol. 26, No. 05 - Vol. 32, No. 02 (incomplete), May, 1928 - February, 1934

      The Critic and Guide Co, New York 1934 - V26,#5: pp.161-212+ads, "Has Prostitution Been abolished?", "Grotesque Sex Ideas (sex after menopause)", "Another Grotesque Idea (on syphilis)" "Follow Nature", Too Old to Grasp New Ideas (age-ism)" "Is the editor Radical, or Is He Not?", "Sex Relations, Sexual Impotence, and Brain Power", "Vegetarian Vanity", "Hygienic Feature of Vegetarianism", "Physical Culture and Exercise", "The Supreme Corrupter of Europe (on Mussolini)", "A Heart-Rending Letter (on Stalin)", "Jeanne D'Arc and Zola", Book Reviews Of: "The Most Tragic Figure of the Twentieth Century; The Political Education of Woodrow Wilson" by James Kerney, "General Disarmament of War?" by Rennie Smith, "The Philosophy of Loyalty" by Josiah Royce, "Heroes of the Scientific World" by Charles R. Gibson, "History of the American People" by David Saville Muzzey, "The Jury" by Eden Phillpotts, "The Ugly Duchess" by Lion Feuchtwanger, "Historia Amoris" by Edgar Saltus, "D.L. Moody: Worker in Souls" by Gamaliel Bradford, "Trader Horn" by Alfred Aloysius Horn, "Men of Destiny" by Walter Lippmann, "That Man Heine" by Lewis Browne and Elsa Weihl, The Literary Guild Books, "The American Caravan" by 75 American Writers, "The Elements of Crime (Psycho-Social Interpretation" by Boris Brasol, "Mr. Fortune's Maggot" by Sylvia Townsend Warner, "Lolly Willowes" by Sylvia Townsend Warner, "The New Tyranny; Mysticism. Scepticism" by Francis J. Oppenheimer, "The Loot of Cities" by Arnold Bennett, "L'Atlantide" by Pierre Benoit, "The City of the Sun" by Thomas Campanella, "New Atlantis" by Francis Bacon, "Oceana" by James Harrington, "A Short History of Western Civilization" b y Allan F. Hattersley. Original Articals: "Correcting Some Irrational Statements by a Well-meaning But Slightly Irrational Editor" on Dr. B. Liber, editor of "Rational Living" and dealing with the facts of Hay Fever, Gonorrhea, Appetite, Self-Advertising, Accepts No Paid Advertisements, Anarchism and Bolshevism, Conclusion. "A New Classic in Ethics" by Clarence Church on Bertrand Russell's "Right To Be Happy". Medicine and Therapeutics: "Nine Year Retention of Catheter in Uterus", "Diseases of the Skin in Asthma", "Death Follows Swallowing of Wire", "Late Effects of War Nephritus", "Absorption from Vagina", "Intrabronchial Treatment of Asthma", "Treatment of Prostatic Enlargement with Radium", "Hereditary Deformity of the Fingers", "Treatment for Dandruff and Falling Hair", "Foreign Body in the Bladder", "Liver Diet in Pernicious Anemia", "Mechanical Treatment of Chilblains", "Diptheria Antitoxin as an Ointment", "A Medical Journal in Hebrew!", "Official Report on Causes of Death - Heart Disease Leads". Of General Human Interest: "A Civil Service Examination in Russia" by Valentin Kataeff, "Lindbergh on the World War", "Rev, Harry Emerson Fosdick on War", "Physical Exercise and Dancing", "Would We Want to be Born If We Had the Choice?", "A Code for Parents", by Dr. Ernest R. Groves, "All Moral Reformers Have Been Prosecuted", "The Disastrous Effects of Exercise", "Safe Period as Birth Control Measure", "No Deaths from Diphtheria in Stockton in Three Years", "A Doctor's Views on Life", "Something About Ghosts", "Religion and Toothache." Original wrappers. Light shelfwear. Very good [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sovremennaia kitaiskaia khudozhestvennaia literatura: kratkaia spravka [Contemporary Chinese literature: a short overview]. (Signed and inscribed)

      Harbin: N. P. Kobtsev; tip. "Zaria", 1934. Quarto (26.5 × 19.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 17 pp. Signed and inscribed by the author to Vladimir Petrovich in Almaty, Kazachstan in 1959. One page with author's ink correction. About very good; covers with light soil and a few nicks; old bookstore label inside rear wrapper. Rare Russian-language overview of recent developments in Chinese literature, which suggests that Chinese national literature still must develop and that, in spite of many attempts, Chinese modern literature still has few works comparable to European classics. The author argues that the greatest advances are being made in contemporary realist prose. Baranov (1886-1972) was a translator and Sinologist who taught Chinese language, ethnography, history and literature to employees of the Russian Far Eastern Railway and various universities in Manchuria. He authored over 150 works within his areas of specialization. In 1958 he immigrated to the Soviet Union, where he settled in Almaty, Kazachstan. KVK, OCLC only show the copies at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, National Library of Finland, and UC Berkeley.

      [Bookseller: Penka Rare Books, ILAB]
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        The Theory and Practice of Poster Art

      Cincinnati, OH: The Signs of the Times Publishing Company 1934 - OKLDr. mit gelbgeprätem Vordertitel, 250 Seiten mit zahlreichen SW-Fotos und Abb., 21,5 x 27,5 cm, von außen leicht angeschmutzt, vorderes Vorsatzpapier geplatzt, fliegendes Blatt und Titelblatt fingerfleckig, Schnitt angestaubt, sonst innen ab und zu leichte Fingerflecken, insgesamt guter Zustand. Book Language/s: en [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Glory of life / by Llewelyn Powys ; with wood engravings by Robert Gibbings

      London : Golden Cockerel Press 1934 - Near fine copy bound in quarter vellum over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Physical description; 34 p. : ill. ; 33 cm. Notes; A Golden Cockerel Press presentation copy. Printed in black and red. Batchelor hand-made paper; watermarked: serpent and tree GCP. Limited edition of 277 copies, 2 on vellum, the remainder on paper; this copy is number 108. Binding: Quarter bound in white vellum, with white cloth sides; top-edge gilt, others untimmed. Subjects; Golden Cockerel Press. Free thought. Hedonism. Gibbings, Robert. wood engraving, British Illustrated books — British Isles — 1934. Animals — Depictions — Europe — 20th century. 1 Kg. 34 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Story of Babar the Little Elephant. With a preface by A. A. Milne. [together with:] Babar's Travels; [and:] Babar the King; [and:] Babar's Friend Zephir.

      London: Methuen & Co., 1934–7 - 4 volumes bound as one, large quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in orange morocco, titles to spine, pictorial multi-coloured onlay to front board copied from the original, dark blue endpapers, original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. A fine copy. Illustrated throughout. First UK editions of the first four Babar stories. These four books together with Babar's ABC were the only Babar books to be published during Jean de Brunhoff's lifetime. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        7 original Christmas Cards each with an original wood engraving.

      N.V. Houtindustrie, probably printed by A. A. Stols 1934-1940, Eindhoven - Seven Christmas cards each with an original wood engraving by John Buckland Wright printed from the block, all 7 in the series. 4pp. 152 x 118 mms. In very good condition. John Buckland Wright produced these woodengravings for the Christmas and New Year cards for N.V. Houtindustrie in Eindhoven. The series are numbered 1 to 7 and ceased in 1940 due to the War. The wood engravings are remarkable especially the ones of industrial scenes which was not a common subject for Buckland Wright - unfortunately.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        SELECTED POEMS with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT POEM

      Henry Holt (1934), New York - INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author "For Harry and Anna-Louise Rudin of Vermont" on the front endpaper with the entire eight-line poem "Dust of Snow" in FROST'S HOLOGRAPH above the inscription. Spine a tad darkened, gilt still clear. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. A beautiful example [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Life Time Collection Of 688 Recipes For Drinks.

      London: Herbert Jenkins, 1934. - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE. 1 vol., 6-3/4" x 4-1/4", bound in the original stamped tan cloth, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, spine slightly darkened, mild general overall handling, internally clean and bright. A scarce early cocktail book. A life Time Collection of 688 Recipes For Drinks Ross Bolton. This book does fulfill its promise of having many of the most useful drinks that bartenders would need at the time, scaled to a home bar size. It covers Cobblers, Collins, Juleps, Rickeys, Sours, Slings, and much more. Also of note is that these recipes were written with jigger measurements, something very useful for today's drink mixer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ETNOGRAFIA ANGOLANA.

      - [.] (Subsídios). Africa Ocidental Portuguesa. (Malange e Lunda). 1ª Exposição Colonial Portuguesa. Litografia Nacional. Porto. 1934. De 34x26 cm. Com 10 pags. + 50 fólios ilustrados soltos. Brochado com as folhas soltas em estojo editorial cartonado com ilustrações nas capas. A obra é composta por 10 páginas de texto, 1 mapa colorido e 49 fotogravuras a sépia. Exemplar com pequenas falhas e rasgos no papel no estojo editorial. Obra de grande importância etnográfica, antropológica e fotográfica, publicada para a 1ª Exposição Colonial Portuguesa realizada na cidade do Porto, em 1934. A introdução do autor, num caderno com 10 páginas datado ?Lisboa 1933?, apresenta uma breve descrição das raças Jingas, Bondos, Bângalas, Songos, Quiôcos, Xinges, Mussucos, Hôlos, Lunda e Bapendes(?) (texto trilingue ? português, francês e inglês).Não existe qualquer informação sobre o autor dos desenhos e capitulares nem do responsável pela criação gráfica. O mapa é da autoria do próprio Fernando Mouta (nome seguido da menção ?Eng. IST?). As fotografias apresentam sempre imagens frontais de cabeças, vistas à altura dos olhos, de perfil e de costas, em diferentes formatos, destacadas contra com o fundo sempre desfocado, excepto na última fotogravura com duas mulheres, de corpo inteiro, com crianças ao colo em frente a duas palhotas (casas ou celeiros). Esta série de fotografias de Fernando Mouta é valorizada pelo minimalismo dos retratos e a proximidade dos corpos. Alia-se aqui o gosto pela fotografia e o interesse etnográfico da mesma. De referir que os penteados têm um importante lugar nas publicações dos etnógrafos-fotógrafos de Angola da época, afastando-se assim das habituais fotografias e retratos de corpo inteiro. O Eng.º Fernando Mouta (formado no Instituto Superior Técnico) participou no 1º Congresso de Antropologia Colonial com duas comunicações na qualidade de antropólogo amador: ?Notícia sobre um curioso tambor dos Mussucos (Lurêmo), Angola? e ?Contribuição para o estudo da etnografia angolana (Distritos de Malange e Lunda). Foi Director e Engenheiro-Chefe da Missão Geológica de Angola, presidente interino da Câmara de Luanda em 1938, sendo também vogal da Comissão executiva da Exposição-Feira Angola, 1938 e membro da Subcomissão da representação indígena. Criou em Luanda, no Forte de São Miguel, o Museu de História Natural (1938) e participou em diversos estudos históricos e geológicos. PHOTOGRAPHY - MOUTA. (Fernando). ANGOLA ETHNOGRAPHY. Portuguese Western Africa (Malange and Lunda) . 1st Portuguese Colonial Exhibition. Oporto 1934 Dim.: 34x26 cm. With 10 pps. + 50 unbound illustrated folios. Soft cover with loose folios in editor?s case illustrated on the covers. The work is composed by 10 folios with text, a coloured map and 49 photos in sepia. This copy shows small tares on the editor?s case. A very important work, not only for ethnography, but also for anthropology and photography, published for the First Portuguese Colonial Exhibition in 1934 in Oporto. The author?s introduction, dated ?Lisboa 1933?, presents a brief description of several ethnicities from Angola: Jingas, Bondos, Bângalas, Songos, Quiôcos, Xinges, Mussucos, Hôlos, Lunda e Bapendes(?) (written in 3 languages, Portuguese, French and English). There is no information on the author of the drawings and capital letters, nor on the designer responsible for the graphic creation. The map, depicting the North of Angola, was drawn by the author, Fernando Mouta, himself (name followed by the note ?Eng. IST?, engineer graduated from the Instituto Superior Técnico - Technical University). The photos always show head shots, taken at eye level, front, profile and back, in different formats, standing out from a blurred background, except for the last one which shows two women, full body, carrying children, standing in front of two shacks (houses or barns). This series of photos from Fernando Mouta is valued by the minimalism of the portraits and the proximity of the bodies. It is

      [Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva]
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        THE BOOK OF A THOUSAND NIGHTS AND A NIGHT. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1934 - Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9-1/4") bound in half natural cowhide leather and printed paper sides designed by Valenti Angelo. The unabridged translation complete with notes and index by Sir Richard Burton. Illustrated with 1001 drawings by Valenti Angelo. Copy #328 of 1500 copies SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. The first multi-volume set issued by the press. Small university bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. The spine leather has no wear or rubbing and retains its suppleness; the corners are straight and the contents fresh. The slipcases also are very nice, intact with one edge on one case split. About Fine set in most of original glassines and Near Fine slipcases [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Sévérités perverses

      Librairie Artistique et Edition Parisienne réunies 1934 - Orné de 15 hors-textes en noir et d’un frontispice de CARLO. Librairie Artistique et Edition Parisienne réunies, 66 boulevard Magenta, Paris, 1934. In-8 broché, 14,5 x 22,7 cm, 253 pp. Couverture illustrée imprimée en noir et rouge. Deuxième roman signé Juana Lapaz, après L’Inquisiteur moderne : « En acceptant de "prendre en main" la jolie Christiane de M coupable de s’être enfuie avec Julot, dit Mouche-à-miel, la comtesse Berthe de Z , veuve et tourmentée par sa solitude, sait bien qu’elle s’engage sur un chemin glissant. Elle ne devra sa liberté finale qu’à la compréhension de la police, soucieuse d’éviter le scandale. Comme à l’accoutumée, c’est en Amérique du Sud qu’il ira s’adonner à ses plaisirs cruels tandis que Christiane épousera le noble Guy de Montbreuse qui sait si bien la corriger. » Excellent exemple de l’univers fétichiste illustré par le génial Carlo. Il n’y est question que de verges, de corsets en cuir verni emprisonnant cruellement les tailles, de bâillon parfumé, d’étroites jarretières, d’humiliations, d’une ceinture de fer garnie de clous, de chaînes et de bracelets, de courroies, de pinces enserrant le bout des seins, de bottes fines aux talons hauts, de cuissardes aux mille reflets, de petites culottes de satin noir aux boutons de jais, de gants de chevreau glacé montant jusqu’aux épaules. Perfectionnant l’étranglement des corsets et l’étroitesse des cuissardes, Carlo magnifie les croupes des personnages, leurs cuisses charnues et la finesse des chevilles. Corps fantasmés dans des poses toujours très provocantes, en maîtresses fatales ou en esclaves implorantes. Edition originale. Complet des 15 hors-textes et du frontispice. La couverture (voir photo) présente des rousseurs et quelques incidents (adresse d’éditeur barrée). Les pages 169-176 ont été sommairement coupées et présentent des bords un peu déchirés. Quelques rousseurs intérieures, quelques traces de colles à des emplacements libres et fin de chapitre (des photos avaient dû être collées). Les hors-textes sont parfaits, sans déchirures ni traces. Bon état général. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Book Craftsman, A Technical Journal For Printers & Collectors Of Fine Editions : Volume One in Four Parts (With The Prospectus And A Signed Letter From James Guthrie).

      Printed by the Pear Tree Press, Flansham, Bognor Regis, Sussex between 1934-5. Volume One: complete in 4 parts 1934. Soft cover. The books are in near fine condition. No wrappers as issued. Four Issues comprising Volume 1. Number 1, October 1934, 20 pp.; Number 2, Spring 1935, to page 44.; Number 3, Summer 1935, to page 64; Number 4, Winter 1935 to page 84. Original blue printed wrappers for each number. This Journal ceased with no. 4 and is very rare to find complete. Minor toning to the cover edges and the contents of Number 1 are tight but have become detached from the softcover wrapper spine. Number 4 also has a loose publisher's slip inserted with a H/W signed message from James Guthrie :' delayed by illness, JG'. The first issue consists of Guthrie's autobiographical essay, 'The Hand Printer and His Work' which was first read at the London Cafe Royal in 1933. Accompanied by The 2 sided publisher's prospectus 'A circular of works and projects from The Pear Tree Press.Spring 1935' referring to the Craftsman series in a section ' Books printed by machine'. There is also a 'Publisher's Announcement' prospectus for 1934. The latter was the copy of Guthrie's friend and collaborator, the artist Reginald Hallward (some pencilled notes by him - the notes are unrelated to the item and refer exclusively to paint colours. Guthrie had got started in printing under Hallward. Hallward is notable as the reputed model for Basil Hallward in Wilde's 'Picture of Dorian Gray'). In addition, there is a loose single sheet of paper with embossed style leaf design plate margin around a plate-printed text, printed in very light, yellow-green ink, poem, entitled: 'Which To-Day Is'. A loose typed letter dated Sept 6. '41 signed by James Guthrie is also present and refers to :'.The book Craftsman has had to be stopped, as you say, and I do not know if my son will restart it after the war .' Housed in a custom solander box with a Morocco and gilt spine. Scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        Signed Photograph

      - Signed photograph of the popular Spanish mezzo-soprano, made famous by her Rossini roles, who left more than 200 recordings but died in childbirth at the age of 40. Supervia is shown in an inset halftone bust portrait with her face upturned, and has signed on the mount below the image. Dated on the verso: February 22, 1934. Some toning to the edges but overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).From the collection of Monique Paravicini Simon (1916-2003), who was active in the world of dance and involved in the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo.

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        Einstein Reveals his Reservations of Associating with Communism

      Princeton, NJ 1934 - Typed Letter Signed ("A. Einstein"), in English to Professor Albert Sprague Coolidge of Harvard University, Princeton, NJ, February 16, 1934. 1p 8 1/2 x 11 in. Envelope folds, minor spotting. "On the one hand, the world-wide danger of fascism makes it necessary that all enemies of fascism cooperate; on the other hand, an action which has communist leanings might endanger that fight."This letter, in addition to underscoring Einstein's passionate stance against fascism, is particularly important as documentary evidence of Einstein's caution about having any dealings with communism, especially considering that the U.S. FBI, worried about Einstein's political leanings, kept a file on Einstein that grew to 1427 pages. TranscriptMy dear Professor Coolidge:I had an opportunity of meeting personally Lord Marley and has [sic] very favorably impressed by his personality. It became known to me that he sympathizes with the Russian Government, i.g. with the Russian communist party and that the committee for which he is active is influenced by communists.The problem as to the attitude which is advisable to be taken towards this committee is rather complicated. On the one hand, the world-wide danger of fascism makes it necessary that all enemies of fascism cooperate; on the other hand, an action which has communist leanings might endanger that fight since the important task undertaken in defense of culture and civilization may be linked up with interests of a political party. I, myself have severed my connections with the committee, which, with my permission had used my name up to the end of last year. It seems to me advisable to take an attitude as follows: to help their action against fascism, but not to identify oneself with the committee.Very truly yours,[signed] A. EinsteinP.S. I wish you would be good enough to use this strictly confidentially.Historical BackgroundIn 1934, Lord (Baron) Marley (Dudley Leigh Aman), toured the United States to raise funds for his association, the World Committee for the Victims of German Fascism. Marley, through his committee, was "passionately advocating a scheme for which he was to become an international figurehead - resettlement of oppressed German and Polish Jews in the Jewish Autonomous Region" in Siberia. He published a book, "The Brown Book of the Hitler Terror and the Burning of the Reichstag, sponsored by the World Committee and with an Introduction written by Lord Marley himself, [which] was the first popular exposé of what was happening in Hitler's Germany. It documented the destruction of political parties, trade unions and universities, book-burning, and the building of concentration camps. "At a fundraising dinner held in his honour in New York in February 1934 [where Einstein presumably met him, just before writing this letter], Marley opened the Brown Book and 'speaking quietly, declaring that he did not intend to harrow', read aloud to his audience of 600 American Jews some of the collected evidence of Nazi repressions. Here were documentary records of what was happening in Germany - a substantiation of the brutality that hitherto had had no distinct form in the mind of the American Jewish public. What before had been the subject of a growing fear mingled with disbelief was now being presented as hard fact and supported with detailed evidence. The New York Times (8 February 2005) reports the audience being 'startled' by the disclosures, and the night ending with $3,500 raised for the World Committee" (The Jewish Quarterly, No. 198). Einstein was correct to be suspicious of Marley's activities, for it was later determined that the "World Committee" was indeed a Communist front; Einstein, writing here to Coolidge in 1934, was prescient about the motives of the committee.

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        Pe culmile disperarii [Am Höhepunkt der Verzweiflung]

      CIORAN, Emil: Pe culmile disperarii [Am Höhepunkt der Verzweiflung]. Bucuresti: Fundatia pentru literatura si arta "Regele Carol II". 1934. Erstausgabe dieser ersten Buchveröffentlichung von Emil Cioran (1911-1995), einem der wohl bedeutendsten Philosophen der Moderne. Vorliegender Essay beinhaltet bereits alle sein Denken und seine späteren Arbeiten bestimmenden Topoi. Der Dichterphilosoph Cioran, später als radikaler Kulturkritiker und brillanter Aphoristiker einer der herausragenden Erscheinungen des französischen Kulturbetriebs - wurde für diesen noch auf Rumänisch verfassten Erstling mit einem Preis für junge Autoren ausgezeichnet und schlagartig berühmt. Vorderseite des Umschlags mit fachkundig restaurierten Einriss, daselbst kleines Besitzeretikett, Titelblatt mit Besitzervermerk, der Druck ist davon nicht beeinträchtigt. Die Hinterseite des Umschlags hat eine kleine, runde Fehlstelle. Unser Exemplar dieses fragilen Rarissimums ist stellenweise ganz gering fleckig und insgesamt etwas gebräunt, insgesamt sauber und solide. Dictionarul Scriitorilor Romani I, 589.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to Father [William Force] Stead

      Sept. 26 [1934]. 1 p. framed (visible: 220 x 180 mm; outer frame: 370 x 320 mm). On Yeats' stationary at Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Together with framed portraits of Yeats and Maude Gonne (reproductions of photographs). An important, enigmatic letter by Yeats to his close friend Father William Force Stead, describing the significance and symbolism of the Butterfly and the Hawk in "the ring I always wear" which was designed for him by Edmund Dulac. These two symbols played a major part in Yeats's artistic and spiritual development; in the words of Yeats's persona Tom O'Roughley, who found himself liberated from the hawk (i.e. thought) and free to follow the butterfly (i.e. artistic vision). Indeed, in the "Tom O'Roughley" poem Yeats writes: "An aimless joy is a pure joy... And wisdom is a butterfly / And not a gloomy bird of prey." According to George Mills Harper, these lines were among Yeats's favorites, and "came to represent in his mind the wisdom of age in contrast to youth [...] and when signed a book for anybody he 'put in a line of verse,' usually these two lines." According to Yeats himself, "I suppose that I might have put hawks into the fourth stanza because I have a ring with a hawk and a butterfly upon it, to symbolize the straight road of logic, and so of mechanism, and the crooked road of intuition" (Source: The Making of Yeats's A Vision: A Study of the Automatic Script, Volume 1, 1987, p. 51). It is not without interest that Yeats published his "Wheels and Butterflies" collection of plays in November of 1934, two months after the present letter was written. This letter does not appear to have been published in full in print; it is however referenced and transcribed in the online subscription database CL InteLex (Accession #6102). TRANSCRIPTION IN FULL: "Dear Father Stead, Are you back at Worcester [College Oxford]? I had heard that you had given up your work as Chaplin? The butterfly is the main symbol in my ring -- the ring I always wear -- the other symbol is the hawk. The hawk is the straight road of logic, the butterfly the crooked road of intuition -- the hawk pounces, the butterfly flutters. I do not know any work upon the subject. I got like you a vision if I remember rightly. I suggest that your candle is knowledge, conscious effort, thought; & the butterfly the wisdom out of 'the unconsciousness' that follows. A Japanese describes the attainment of Nirvana in these words "Something delightful has happened to the young man but he can only tell it to his sweetheart." Sincerely, WB Yeats" The recipient of the letter is Father William Force Stead, an intimate of both Yeats and T.S. Eliot (whom he baptized into the Anglican faith). The present letter, dated Sept. 26 [1934] prompted Stead to write his final letter to Yeats, dated Sept. 29, 1934. No further correspondence between the two men survive. Much has been written about Stead's relationship with Yeats and Eliot. See especially Warwick Gould, "Wheels and Butterflies: Title, Structure, Cover Design" in: Yeats's Mask, Yeats Annual No. 19 (2013) Special Issue, pp. 369-378 (especially note 10), and in the same issue: David Bradshaw, "‘Oxford Poets': Yeats, T. S. Eliot and William Force Stead," pp. 77-102). George Mills Harper, "William Force Stead's Friendship with Yeats and Eliot" in: Massachusetts Review, 21:1 (Spring 1980), pp. 9-38. See also: Ronald Schuchard, The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts, p. 324 (note 97). Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity --> Walter Martin, Fredericksburg, TX (purchased in 1986)

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        The Hermit Priest: A Tale of the Illinois Country

      F.O. Riggs Printing Company. Hardcover. Decatur, 1934. Large 8vo, paper covered boards, 192 pp. A scarce privately printed work, possibly the only book illustrated by the iconic Depression-era illustrator Robert Riggs. With five tipped-in lithographs signed by Riggs. Riggs was best known for his realistic portraits of circus subjects, boxers, and hospitals. This book was intended for private distribution only and tells the fictitious story of Jesuits and Kickapoo Indians in the pioneer days of Illinois. Some wear and chips to boards, gift inscription on preliminary page, contents fine, very good condition overall. OCLC 28046817, locating four copies. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1934. First Edition.

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        Call It Sleep

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. the spine darkened, moderate wear, abrasion at spine foot, else a clean tight copy of a very scarce 20th century American high point. Octavo; pp; v, (iii), 599; blue cloth, top edge stained blue, spine title tile in darker blue lettered in gray; The first printing lacking the scarce jacket. The American Jewish literary classic, which was nearly forgotten shortly after publication, to be revived some thirty years later after receiving a front page review in the New York Times Book Review. The life of the lower east side ghetto made brilliant in this first novel by Roth.

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        Kak my spasali Cheliuskintsev.

      Moscow, "Pravda", 1934. 8vo. Original grey cloth, lettered and illustrated in red, white, silver and blue, illustrated endpapers; pp. [viii], 406, [2], with mounted frontispiece and nine plates (one in colour), many (several full-page) illustrations in the text, one large colour-printed folding map, 12 leaves printed in red with laudatory text bound in; extremities a little rubbed, internally only light marginal browning. First edition of this celebration of the successful aerial relief mission to save the crew of the icebreaker Cheliuskin, which had been crushed by icepacks near Kolyuchin Island in the Chukchi Sea in February, 1934. The crew escaped and built a makeshift airstrip (which they had to rebuild 13 times) in the hope of a search aircraft spotting them. The pilots involved in the relief mission, which succeded in April, became fêted Soviet heroes, and Marina Tsvetayeva wrote a poem honouring the rescue team.

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        Weird Tales 11/1934-pulp fiction-Conan-Brundage-Robert E. Howard

      1934 - -Margaret Brundage cover art. -CONAN story: PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE by ROBERT E. HOWARD. -E. HOFFMAN PRICE, AUGUST DERELETH and others. Condition: VG+

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        Encyclopédie du Luminaire Formes et Décors Apparentes Depuis L'Antiquite Jusqu'a 1870 Tome I, II, III, IV, V, VI

      Paris: "Les Editions Guerinet" R. Panzani, Successeur, 1934. Two vols, folio, 240 b&w plates with captions and single ruled borders, leaves are divided into six "tomes" each with their own paper wrapper which doubles as a title-page. Disbound leaves housed in a quarter burgundy cloth portfolio with gray paper boards printed in burgundy and white, with burgundy cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit bumped at the corners, internally very good with only minor foxing to outer margins. A comprehensive guide through several centuries of lighting design, from the ancient up to 1870, focusing on major stylistic trends that characterized each era.

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        Seven Gothic Tales. Introduction by Dorothy Canfield.

      1934 1934 - First edition. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas 1934. With colourplates by Majeska. X + [6] + 420 + [2] pp. Well-preserved uncut copy bound in beautiful full leather richly gilt on spine and boards, with inner ornamental border, gold on edges and top edge gilt. Binding signed Anker Kysters Eftf. 1973 Bent Andrée. Forgylder Hagel Olsen. * First illustrated edition, limited to 1010 numbered copies of which this is no. 135. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Manuskript: Wahre Begebenheiten: Militärische Salongeschichten. Nicht für prüde! Reminiszenzen an meine militärische Dienstzeit 1891-1894 / 1918 1925. Gewidmet allen edelgesinneten...

      (...Mitbürgern und Soldaten a.D. , die der alten Armee ein freundlichen Angedenken bewahrt haben. ). Das unter dem Pseudonym Otto Korselt verfasste Manuskript-Album mit 34 Seiten ( nebst einigen ungezählten Seiten ) mit teils blattgroßen farbigen Aquarellen ( und Federzeichnungen ) Boettingers sowie zahlreichen handgeschriebenen humorvoll-launigen Texten. Das Skizzenbuch als Karikatur bzw. Humoreske zum k.u.k. Militär und der Dienstzeit Boettingers. Angebunden 9 handgeschriebene Seiten *Latrinengedenkblatt * mit 6 montierten kleinen Aquarellen Boettingers. Das Album in schlichtem Oln, Quer8 ( 17,5 x 22 cm Höhe x Breite ), die farbigen Illustrationen teils blattgroß, teils als kleine Illustration zu den in deutsch handgeschriebenen Texten. Die Aquarelle zu den Latrinenblättern meist um 7,5 x 9 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Auf der Titelseite mit Angabe *O. Korselt und Datierung 1934 ). Aus dem Inhalt: *Die Kaiserliche Hoheit: Ein Bruchstück aus der ruhmreichen Geschichte des Allerhöchsten Herrscherhauses: Was ist denn nur los, ja, was ist da geschehen? Was lungert die Menge was gibt es zu sehen? Die Menschen sich drängen und gucken herum, Sie strecken die Hälse, man weiß nicht warum. Ah! - Endlich! Ja endlich man soll es erfahren: Es kommt dort ein prächtiger Wagen gefahren, Mit Gold an den Rädern, das funkelt und blitzt, Und oben livriert am Bocke wer sitzt. Auch sieht man schon gut von der weiteren Ferne die Kaiserliche Krone auf jeder Laterne. Und was man bloß ahnte, nun weiß man genau: Man fährt hier des Thronfolgers Söhnlich zur Schau. Und alle die jubelnde, jauchzende Menge _ Nun strömt an den den Wagen. Es wächst das Gedränge. Froh flattern die Tücher, da braust ein Geheul: Hoch lebe der Leopold! Hoch hoch und heil! Die Äuglein des Kleinen von Neugier sich weiten. Er fasst es noch nich, das soll das bedeuten. Gehorsam er winkt mit dem Händchen zum Gruß. Man sagt es ihm heimlich, daß tun er es muß. Die Bürger voll Ehrfurcht sich demütig neigen. Und alle sie brüllen, fast niemand will schweigen. Man sieht hier Soldaten im strammsten Habt-Acht, Auch schießen die Böller, es donnert und kracht. Es spielt die Musik. Weit hört man sie klingen. Man hört auch Kommandos. Es blitzen die Klingen. Und alle die Straßen sind festlich beschmückt. Huj! Wie das begeistert und beglückt...... *// Und aus dem Latrinengedenkblatt: * Latrine! Wer sollte Dich und Dein liebreizendes Grabengestänge nicht kennen! Dich, Du anmutigste und treueste Begleiterin aller gewesenen Heldentodanwärter aber auch Jener, denen das gnädige Fatum einen längeren, wenn auch etwas mehr oder weniger beklecksten Lebenslauf vorbestimmt hatte....// Zur gefälligen Darnachachtung! Eine allfällig gewünschte Übersetzung oder Dramatisierung dieses Werkes könnte bloß ausschließlich für die Hottentottische Sprache bewilligt werden. Auf besonders ernstes Verlangen, würde auch eine eventuell beabsichtigte Verfilmung bereitwilligst ermöglicht werden, jedoch erlaubt sich der Autor die geehrten Produzenten auf den heiklen Umstand aufmerksam zu machen, daß zufolge der hierbei unausweichlich zu erwartenden sonderbaren Geräusche wegen, der inliegende dramatische Schtoff bloß zur stummen Aufnahme geeignet wäre....der Autor Ot. Korselt....*. Einband stark berieben, Bindung defekt, Buchblock gebrochen, Seiten teils fast lose. Innen Seiten teils etwas fleckig und fingerfleckig, gebräunt, teils mit Randläsionen. Die Texte und Aquarelle Boettingers als Humoresken mit derbem Einschlag auf die Dienstzeit beim Österreich-Ungarischen K.u.K. Militär. Die Texte sind in deutscher Sprache verfasst, einige Aquarelle mit *K.O. * ( für Otto Korselt ) monogrammiert. ( Lagerort APS )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request ).

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        Manuskript: Wahre Begebenheiten: Militärische Salongeschichten. Nicht für prüde! Reminiszenzen an meine militärische Dienstzeit 1891-1894 / 1918 – 1925. Gewidmet allen edelgesinneten.

      1934 - (.Mitbürgern und Soldaten a.D. , die der alten Armee ein freundlichen Angedenken bewahrt haben. ). Das unter dem Pseudonym Otto Korselt verfasste Manuskript-Album mit 34 Seiten ( nebst einigen ungezählten Seiten ) mit teils blattgroßen farbigen Aquarellen ( und Federzeichnungen ) Boettingers sowie zahlreichen handgeschriebenen humorvoll-launigen Texten. Das Skizzenbuch als Karikatur bzw. Humoreske zum k.u.k. Militär und der Dienstzeit Boettingers. Angebunden 9 handgeschriebene Seiten *Latrinengedenkblatt * mit 6 montierten kleinen Aquarellen Boettingers. Das Album in schlichtem Oln, Quer8° ( 17,5 x 22 cm Höhe x Breite ), die farbigen Illustrationen teils blattgroß, teils als kleine Illustration zu den in deutsch handgeschriebenen Texten. Die Aquarelle zu den Latrinenblättern meist um 7,5 x 9 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Auf der Titelseite mit Angabe *O. Korselt und Datierung 1934 ). Aus dem Inhalt: *Die Kaiserliche Hoheit: Ein Bruchstück aus der ruhmreichen Geschichte des Allerhöchsten Herrscherhauses: Was ist denn nur los, ja, was ist da geschehen? Was lungert die Menge; was gibt es zu sehen? Die Menschen sich drängen und gucken herum, Sie strecken die Hälse, man weiß nicht warum. Ah! - Endlich! Ja endlich man soll es erfahren: Es kommt dort ein prächtiger Wagen gefahren, Mit Gold an den Rädern, das funkelt und blitzt, Und oben livriert am Bocke wer sitzt. Auch sieht man schon gut von der weiteren Ferne die Kaiserliche Krone auf jeder Laterne. Und was man bloß ahnte, nun weiß man genau: Man fährt hier des Thronfolgers Söhnlich zur Schau. Und alle die jubelnde, jauchzende Menge _ Nun strömt an den den Wagen. Es wächst das Gedränge. Froh flattern die Tücher, da braust ein Geheul: Hoch lebe der Leopold! Hoch – hoch und heil! Die Äuglein des Kleinen von Neugier sich weiten. Er fasst es noch nich, das soll das bedeuten. Gehorsam er winkt mit dem Händchen zum Gruß. Man sagt es ihm heimlich, daß tun er es muß. Die Bürger voll Ehrfurcht sich demütig neigen. Und alle sie brüllen, fast niemand will schweigen. Man sieht hier Soldaten im strammsten Habt-Acht, Auch schießen die Böller, es donnert und kracht. Es spielt die Musik. Weit hört man sie klingen. Man hört auch Kommandos. Es blitzen die Klingen. Und alle die Straßen sind festlich beschmückt. Huj! Wie das begeistert und beglückt. *// Und aus dem Latrinengedenkblatt: * Latrine! Wer sollte Dich und Dein liebreizendes Grabengestänge nicht kennen! Dich, Du anmutigste und treueste Begleiterin aller gewesenen Heldentodanwärter aber auch Jener, denen das gnädige Fatum einen längeren, wenn auch etwas mehr oder weniger beklecksten Lebenslauf vorbestimmt hatte.// Zur gefälligen Darnachachtung! Eine allfällig gewünschte Übersetzung oder Dramatisierung dieses Werkes könnte bloß ausschließlich für die Hottentottische Sprache bewilligt werden. Auf besonders ernstes Verlangen, würde auch eine eventuell beabsichtigte Verfilmung bereitwilligst ermöglicht werden, jedoch erlaubt sich der Autor die geehrten Produzenten auf den heiklen Umstand aufmerksam zu machen, daß zufolge der hierbei unausweichlich zu erwartenden sonderbaren Geräusche wegen, der inliegende dramatische Schtoff bloß zur stummen Aufnahme geeignet wäre.der Autor Ot. Korselt.*. Einband stark berieben, Bindung defekt, Buchblock gebrochen, Seiten teils fast lose. Innen Seiten teils etwas fleckig und fingerfleckig, gebräunt, teils mit Randläsionen. Die Texte und Aquarelle Boettingers als Humoresken mit derbem Einschlag auf die Dienstzeit beim Österreich-Ungarischen K.u.K. Militär. Die Texte sind in deutscher Sprache verfasst, einige Aquarelle mit *K.O. * ( für Otto Korselt ) monogrammiert. ( Lagerort APS )( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        3 cartons de vitraux, études pour l?église paroissiale de St-Ours (ct. de Fribourg). Aquarelles sur dessin originales. Signées en bas à droite ?JE Castella 1934?. Studie für die Glasmalerei der Pfarrkirche von St. Ursen (Kanton Freiburg).

      1934, 1934 - 44x7 cm (2x) & 55x7.5 cm (Image du milieu), 3 cartons crayon & aquarelle, encadrés ensemble. Sous l?image du milieu, il y a deux noms ?G.E.W. Adolf Josef & Moritz Andrey 1934? et un écusson en bleu, encadrement baguette bois doré (67x45 cm). Etude originale de l?artiste pour le vitrail du nouveau choeur de l?église paroissiale de St-Ours, transformée et agrandie par l?architecte Augustin Genoud en 1934. Les vitraux du projet furent confiés à Jean de Castella et Elisabeth Brügger. Cette étude est assez proche de l?oeuvre réalisée. Originalstudie des Künstlers für die Fenster des neuen Chores der Pfarrkirche von St. Ursen, welche 1934 durch den Architekten Augustin Genoud umgebaut und erweitert wurde. Die Glasmalerei für das Projekt wurde Jean de Castella und Elisabeth Brügger anvertraut. Diese Studie ist schon relativ nah am ausgeführten Werk. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Waeber, églises et chapelles du ct. de Fribourg, 36.

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        ECLAIR

      - (ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR)illus. ECLAIR by Esther Averill. Paris: Domino Press (1934). 4to (6 7/8 x 10 3/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, Fine condition. 1st edition. The story of a horse, a coach-dog and gypsies, is beautifully illustrated with color lithos by Rojan. Printed on high quality paper. LAID-IN IS A 1 PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM AVERILL ON HER PERSONAL STATIONERY. Averill founded the Domino Press while living in Paris. It continued for a short while when she returned to the states. Then many years went by and Averill began her successful series about Jennie the cat. See Bader p. 120-4 for others. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La course du fou

      - A. Fayard & Cie, Paris 1934, 14,5x23cm, broché. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese, uno dei 75 esemplari numerati sul filo pergamena puro solo grandi giornali. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, un des 75 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Quelques rousseurs sur les gardes, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        THE MEDICAL CRITIC AND GUIDE; Incorporation The Journal of Sexology and Humanity

      New York: The Critic and Guide Co, 1934. Original wrappers. Light shelfwear. Very good. V26,#5: pp.161-212+ads, "Has Prostitution Been abolished?", "Grotesque Sex Ideas (sex after menopause)", "Another Grotesque Idea (on syphilis)" "Follow Nature", Too Old to Grasp New Ideas (age-ism)" "Is the editor Radical, or Is He Not?", "Sex Relations, Sexual Impotence, and Brain Power", "Vegetarian Vanity", "Hygienic Feature of Vegetarianism", "Physical Culture and Exercise", "The Supreme Corrupter of Europe (on Mussolini)", "A Heart-Rending Letter (on Stalin)", "Jeanne D'Arc and Zola", Book Reviews Of: "The Most Tragic Figure of the Twentieth Century; The Political Education of Woodrow Wilson" by James Kerney, "General Disarmament of War?" by Rennie Smith, "The Philosophy of Loyalty" by Josiah Royce, "Heroes of the Scientific World" by Charles R. Gibson, "History of the American People" by David Saville Muzzey, "The Jury" by Eden Phillpotts, "The Ugly Duchess" by Lion Feuchtwanger, "Historia Amoris" by Edgar Saltus, "D.L. Moody: Worker in Souls" by Gamaliel Bradford, "Trader Horn" by Alfred Aloysius Horn, "Men of Destiny" by Walter Lippmann, "That Man Heine" by Lewis Browne and Elsa Weihl, The Literary Guild Books, "The American Caravan" by 75 American Writers, "The Elements of Crime (Psycho-Social Interpretation" by Boris Brasol, "Mr. Fortune's Maggot" by Sylvia Townsend Warner, "Lolly Willowes" by Sylvia Townsend Warner, "The New Tyranny; Mysticism. Scepticism" by Francis J. Oppenheimer, "The Loot of Cities" by Arnold Bennett, "L'Atlantide" by Pierre Benoit, "The City of the Sun" by Thomas Campanella, "New Atlantis" by Francis Bacon, "Oceana" by James Harrington, "A Short History of Western Civilization" b y Allan F. Hattersley. Original Articals: "Correcting Some Irrational Statements by a Well-meaning But Slightly Irrational Editor" on Dr. B. Liber, editor of "Rational Living" and dealing with the facts of Hay Fever, Gonorrhea, Appetite, Self-Advertising, Accepts No Paid Advertisements, Anarchism and Bolshevism, Conclusion. "A New Classic in Ethics" by Clarence Church on Bertrand Russell's "Right To Be Happy". Medicine and Therapeutics: "Nine Year Retention of Catheter in Uterus", "Diseases of the Skin in Asthma", "Death Follows Swallowing of Wire", "Late Effects of War Nephritus", "Absorption from Vagina", "Intrabronchial Treatment of Asthma", "Treatment of Prostatic Enlargement with Radium", "Hereditary Deformity of the Fingers", "Treatment for Dandruff and Falling Hair", "Foreign Body in the Bladder", "Liver Diet in Pernicious Anemia", "Mechanical Treatment of Chilblains", "Diptheria Antitoxin as an Ointment", "A Medical Journal in Hebrew!", "Official Report on Causes of Death - Heart Disease Leads". Of General Human Interest: "A Civil Service Examination in Russia" by Valentin Kataeff, "Lindbergh on the World War", "Rev, Harry Emerson Fosdick on War", "Physical Exercise and Dancing", "Would We Want to be Born If We Had the Choice?", "A Code for Parents", by Dr. Ernest R. Groves, "All Moral Reformers Have Been Prosecuted", "The Disastrous Effects of Exercise", "Safe Period as Birth Control Measure", "No Deaths from Diphtheria in Stockton in Three Years", "A Doctor's Views on Life", "Something About Ghosts", "Religion and Toothache."

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        SECRETS OF THE DEEP OR THE PERFECT YACHTSMAN

      The Makers and Marketers of Essomarine Oils & Greases, No Place 1934 - Seuss, Dr. SECRETS OF THE DEEP OR THE PERFECT YACHTSMAN by Old Captain Taylor. No Place: The Makers and Marketers of Essomarine Oils & Greases, 1934. First Edition. 8vo - 5-15/16" x 9". Color pictorial paper wrappers with light toning and signs of handling including a 1" x 3" light crease to the upper right hand corner effecting the front cover and the first three pages of the book. Thirty-four numbered pages of humorous text (which never fails to tout Essomarine products) and red, white and blue illustrations by Dr. Seuss illustrating various aspects of sailing a ship (with tongue always firmly in cheek). Also included are two pages of advertising for Essomarine oils and greases and a handy reference chart specifying which Essomarine product to use in specific makes and models of inboard engines in use in 1934. This publication is a good example of Dr. Seuss's ability to combine his artistic and literary abilities in a commercial endeavor with the end product being an advertising piece like no other. The condition of this book is VERY GOOD +. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Life-Time Collection of 688 Recipes for Drinks

      Herbert Jenkins Limited London (1934) - First Edition stated. Uncommon volume of cocktail recipes, presumably pirated from "Cocktails :How to Mix Them" by "Robert late of the Embassy Club in London". Very Good, some foxing to cloth and foxing to page edges, in Good dustjacket, few coin sized stains, some nicking and edge wear, quarter sized chip at upper rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MURDER IN THE OPERA HOUSE

      New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., [1934]., 1934. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Pseudonym of Queena Marian Tillotson. Signed by the author on the front fly leaf. Fine, bright, tight copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners. Attractive copy of the famed soprano's first novel, a murder mystery featuring a female protagonist and set against the backdrop of New York's Metropolitan Opera. Mario had a successful career which included at 15 year stint at the Met, and would go on to write two more opera-themed mysteries between 1942-44. Her first novel is scarce in dust jacket, especially signed.

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        The Pastimes of Aleck Maury

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Near Fine/Good. First English edition, published in the U.S. as Aleck Maury, Sportsman.. Near fine in a soiled, good dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. The author's most important and celebrated novel, about a Southerner who is both a scholar and a sportsman, based on the life of her father. As might be inferred from the subject, interest in the novel in England was bound to be minimal, and the first printing there was almost certainly miniscule. Exceptionally uncommon in the English edition.

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        Prefaces.

      Constable, London., 1934. First edition. Quarto. pp viii, 802. Elaborate title-page design by John Farleigh. Period designer binding by Leighton-Straker of full two-tone morocco with abstract art deco gilt design, top edge gilt, other edges red.A bit of spotting to prelims. Near fine.

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        TENDER IS THE NIGHT: A Romance

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. The true first printing, with the "A" and the publisher's seal on the copyright page. This story of Americans on the French Riviera in the 1930s is a portrait of psychological disintegration as a wealthy couple supports a group of dubious friends and hangers-on at the cost of their own stability. Features decorations by Edward Shenton. Small octavo. Original dark bluish green cloth binding, with gilt titles. Period bookseller's label to the rear pastedown. The spine is sun faded just a touch, with a few very faint spots to the boards; else very good or better. Accompanied by a pristine facsimile dust jacket. Bruccoli A15.1.a.

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        Ruhmestaten der Deutschen Marine

      ohne Verlagsangabe 1934 46 S., komplett mit allen 120 farbigen eingeklebten Bildern, paperback, Format 23 x 27,5 cm Einband bestoßen, Vorderdeckel innen mit Resten eines aufgeklebten und wiederabgelösten Blattes, Deckel knickspurig, innen gut erhalten Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        Architekt, [together with] Deutsche Warenkunde, [together with] Rempen & Kreutzmann.

      - Berlin [and] Munich: 1934, 1940, [and] 1935. Oblong 8vo, unpaginated, screen-printed wallpaper samples with numbers stamped to verso. Half red cloth and printed paper boards with title printed in red. Some foxing to paper boards; very good.Square 8vo., unpaginated, mixed media wallpaper samples inlaid with title information and stand-alone. Tan cloth three-ring binder, slight fraying to joints; very good.4to., unpaginated, screen-printed wallpaper samples with numbers stamped to verso. Quarter red cloth and paper boards with title stamped in red, edges slightly foxed; very good. Three books all first edition thus, all products of the Bauhaus movement or student of the Bauhaus movement, and form a representative sample of modern German wallpaper design from the period. Slipped in to Architekt is a letter from Reichsverband des Deutschen Tapetenhandels e. B. to customers, redacting past discounts to abolish unfair competition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erbe 1.

      - [French], 1934-35. Oblong folio, unpaginated, screen-printed wallpaper samples with numbers stamped to verso, with a notice from the distributors affixed to the front pastedown. Original bolted quarter blue cloth, snakeskin-patterned paper boards with title and date stamped in white to upper board and backstrip. Edges slightly worn; very good. A thick wallpaper sample book. Wallpaper styles are mainly comprised of brightly colored floral patterns, some heightened with silver and gold. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Luise". Dt. Handschrift auf Papier.

      Ohne Ort (Graz), o. J. (um 1934). - Das Manuskript umfasst 31 Gedichte aus den Jahren 1888-1934, welche wohl auch im Jahre 1934 vom Verfasser in diesem Manuskript niedergeschrieben und seiner Frau Luise (von der auch eine mont. Photographie enthalten ist) gewidmet wurden. Die Gedichte sind betitelt „Mädel im Wind", „Zeitlos", „Wanderjahre", „Wetterwunden", „Böser Traum", „Dichtermacht", „Lebenskunst", „‚Starke‘ Regierung" (dat. 7. 7. 1933), „Septembertag", „Volk", „Eigenes Jagdrevier", „Deutsches Schicksal", „Vaterland" usw. - Am Ende mit einem Bleistiftvermerk: „Nicht zu veröffentlichen". - Der in Zagreb (Kroatien) geborene Adalbert von Drasenovich absolvierte das Gymnasium in Graz, studierte 1874 bis 1891 ebenda Rechtwissenschaften und unternahm dann Reisen durch Italien und Deutschland. 1895 war er als juristischer Staatsbeamter in Innsbruck tätig, zog dann wieder nach Graz und wirkte seit 1898 als Ausschussmitglied des steirischen Kunstvereins und der kunsthistorischen Gesellschaft. Er verfasste staatswissenschaftliche, kunst- und literaturkritische Beiträge für verschiedene Zeitschriften, war Kunstreferent des „Grazer Tagblatt" und Korrespondent für bildende Kunst der „Münchner Neuesten Nachrichten". Drasenovich veröffentlichte „Sommersonnenwende" (1923), „Deutsche Weihnachten" (1925), „Ein Hirschenleben" (1933) und „Mann und Welt" (1939). - Etw. gebräunt u. fleckig. Tlw. Knickspuren. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit einer mont. Orig.-Portraitphotographie. 40 S. auf 40 (davon ein weißes) tlw. losen nn. Bll., Kart. d. Zt. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Encyclopédie du Luminaire. Formes et Décors Apparentes. Depuis L'Antiquite Jusqu'a 1870. Tome I, II, III, IV, V, VI...

      Paris: “Les Editions Guerinet” R. Panzani, Successeur, 1934. Two vols, folio, 240 b&w plates with captions and single ruled borders, leaves are divided into six “tomes” each with their own paper wrapper which doubles as a title-page. Disbound leaves housed in a quarter burgundy cloth portfolio with gray paper boards printed in burgundy and white, with burgundy cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit bumped at the corners, internally very good with only minor foxing to outer margins. A comprehensive guide through several centuries of lighting design, from the ancient up to 1870, focusing on major stylistic trends that characterized each era.

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