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      1934 - Very Good. Some toning to paper. Ovtsevodstvo. By M. F. Ivanov. Rare book on sheep breeding, published 1934 in Moscow (1933 or title page). Text in Russian. Askaniia Breed of Sheep a fine-fleeced breed developed in the Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute for Animal Breeding (Askaniia-Nova) by Academician M. F. Ivanov (member, V. I. Lenin Ail-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences) in the period from 1925 to 1934 by systematic selective breeding of local merino sheep, chosen for their wool yield and liveweight, which were crossed with rams of the American Rambouillet. Great attention was paid to the care and feeding of the animals. The sheep had a strong constitution and good body formation. The Askaniia breed of sheep is outstanding for both wool and meat productivity. The liveweight of the rams is between 110and 140 kg, reaching a maximum of 180 kg; the liveweight of the ewes in the best flocks is 60–70 kg. The average wool yield of the rams is 10–12 kg; that of the ewes, 5.5–6.0 kg. The Askaniia breed holds the world record for wool yield—30.6 kg. Most of the wool is rated 64 and is 7–8 cm long. The yield of pure wool is 40–55 percent. The sheep are well adapted to a dry climate. The breed is widely used for improved fleece qualities. It is raised in the southern Ukraine and in the RSFSR. The best herds are on the Askaniia-Nova pedigree stock breeding farm and on the Krasnyi chaban (Kherson Oblast), “Kommunist” (Zaporozh’e Oblast), and Shmidt (Nikolaevsk Oblast) pedigree stocksovkhozes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Martino and other stories.

      8vo. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. 8vo., [viii], 371, [1 colophon] pp. Original red and dark-blue cloth lettered in gilt, top-edge dark-blue, unopened, uncut. Backstrip is mostly faded to grey, otherwise a very good copy. Signed by William Faulkner at the colophon. First edition, first printing, one of 360 signed copies printed on rag paper, this being number 167. Faulkner's second collection of short stories.

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      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. Special Limited Edition (#1198 of 1500) signed by Picasso. Thin folio in beige, brown and red hardcovers in light blue case; VG/VG-; case shows substantial shelf wear and discoloration; book covers with moderate soiling; ex-libris plate inside front cover; paper somewhat foxed throughout but not affecting text or art plates; deckle edges dusty; contains six full page plates in light grey pencil; drawings throughout in brown; pp. 117; Picasso's signature on dedicated page at the end; drawings made exclusively for the Limited Editions Club; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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        Les Fleurs du Mal. Édition illustrée de quarante-sept compositions en couleurs par Manuel Orazi.

      Parijs, Le Vasseur, 1934. Heelmarokijn met zilveren belettering, vijf ribben, schutbladen van moiré én gemarmerde schutbladen, in met marokijnen rand afgezet foedraal kop verzilverd (fraaie privéband, oorspronkelijk omslag en rug meegebonden). 274 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 495 genummerde exemplaren. Rug verschoten.l Dit is éen van de 400 exemplaren op vélin d'Arches. Fraaie uitgave met kopergravures in kleur en alle pagina's in kader.

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      MASUO IKEDA COLLECTION Masuo Ikeda, Feb 23, 1934- March 08, 1997, Japanese painter, printmaker, illustrator, sculptor, ceramist, novelistand film director from Nagano Prefecture. 13 books and catalogs raisonne (one signed) along with a large collection of Ikeda related ephemera includingcalendars, exhibition brochures and correspondence as well as a few items relating to New York-based artist Li-Lan, a close friend of Ikeda's. About 50 items total. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      Princeton: np, 1934. THE ORIGINAL LETTER SIGNED BY EINSTEIN FEATURING ONE OF HIS MOST FREQUENTLY CITED QUOTATIONS ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. Written from Princeton, dated 13 February 1934, and addressed to Reinhold Pietsch of New York, the letter reads in full (translated from the original German):Dear Mr. Pietsch,I was very pleased with your kind invitation, as well as the fact that you are so concerned with such scientific questions. I shall probably have to go to Europe in the summer, where I have undertaken certain obligations.
As for the search for truth, I know from my own painful searching, with its many blind alleys, how hard it is to take a reliable step, be it ever so small, towards the understanding of that which is truly significant.My workload does not allow me to get more involved with your investigations. Please continue to enjoy your search.Kindly and with best thanks to you,[Signed] A. Einstein.In February 1934, when this letter was written, Einstein had only recently arrived in the United States. By April 1934, "Einstein announced that he was staying in Princeton indefinitely and assuming full-time status at the Institute. As it turned out [despite his thoughts of going to Europe revealed in the letter], he would never live anywhere else for the remaining twenty-one years of his life" (Isaacson, 433).The sentiment expressed in this letter is one of Einstein's most oft-quoted remarks. It was published in Albert Einstein: The Human Side: New Glimpses from His Archives (Princteon University Press, 1979) as "a letter that Einstein wrote on 13 February 1934 to an interested layman with whom he corresponded". Also published in: Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (2008); Thus Spoke Einstein: on Life and Living: Wisdom of Albert Einstein in Context (2011); Mathematicians on Creativity (2014); 10 Quotes: Inspire and Motivate (2004); and many others.Einstein elsewhere said that his supreme aim in life is the quest for truth, making this letter - revealing his understanding of the painful and slow progress of the quest - particularly poignant.
 With original mailing envelope and associated correspondence (from 1975-1976) with the Trustee of the Estate of Albert Einstein regarding providing a copy of this letter for their archives. Princeton: 1934. One 8.5x11 inch sheet (text on one side). Usual folds, otherwise fine. Very Good.

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        More Pricks Than Kicks 1st Edition

      Chatto and Windus 1934 - Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Mylar jacket. Cover shelf worn. 278 pp. Gift inscription on fep. Foxing. "The volume published by Chatto and Windus sold only 500 copies out of 1,500 printed, and is now rare". Federman & Fletcher 16. The author's first published book of fiction, containing ten satirical stories about a young Dublin intellectual called Belacqua Shuah. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      SEI, TORINO 1934 - ITALIANO Rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela verde, con disegno e ritratto d'oro al piatto anteriore e titoli al dorso, punte leggermente piegate, usura ai bordi e dorso lievemente scolorito, pagine ingiallite attorno ai testi, con fioritura e gore, tavole in nero fuori testo

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      1934. First Edition . HECKSCHER, Eli F. Mercantilism. London: George Allen & Unwin, (1934). Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jackets. $2200.First edition in English of this economic history of Europe from the 16th to the 18th century focusing on identifying the key characteristics of mercantilism, translated by Mendel Shapiro, in original dust jackets.One of the great classics of economic history, Mercantilism explores the role of mercantilist ideas in Europe over two centuries. Though Heckscher acknowledges the problems with setting forth a strict definition for mercantilism, he succeeds in laying out a set of mercantilism's fundamental characteristics. Today, mercantilism is largely regarded as a system of economic nationalism meant to create wealthy nations by reducing imports and increasing exports—a system often leading to global imbalances and war. While for much of the 20th century Heckscher's work was ignored due to concerns about the rise of the far left, its relevance is again clear as new concerns emerge about power imbalances with regard to a totalitarian right. Heckscher, writing as fascist governments were gaining power all over Europe, offers important insight into the economic conditions that lead—and have always led—to great danger in Europe and, indeed, worldwide. His analysis of 16th to 18th century Europe was meant to be relevant in the tumultuous political and economic environment that marked 1934, but it is no less relevant today. First published in Swedish in 1931. This first edition in English was prepared from the German edition and was revised by the author. Books fine, price-clipped dust jackets with light wear and toning to extremities. A near-fine copy.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      Princeton: np, 1934. First edition. Very Good. THE ORIGINAL LETTER SIGNED BY EINSTEIN FEATURING ONE OF HIS MOST FREQUENTLY CITED QUOTATIONS ON THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH. Written from Princeton, dated 13 February 1934, and addressed to Reinhold Pietsch of New York, the letter reads in full (translated from the original German): Dear Mr. Pietsch, I was very pleased with your kind invitation, as well as the fact that you are so concerned with such scientific questions. I shall probably have to go to Europe in the summer, where I have undertaken certain obligations.
 As for the search for truth, I know from my own painful searching, with its many blind alleys, how hard it is to take a reliable step, be it ever so small, towards the understanding of that which is truly significant. My workload does not allow me to get more involved with your investigations. Please continue to enjoy your search. Kindly and with best thanks to you, [Signed] A. Einstein. In February 1934, when this letter was written, Einstein had only recently arrived in the United States. By April 1934, "Einstein announced that he was staying in Princeton indefinitely and assuming full-time status at the Institute. As it turned out [despite his thoughts of going to Europe revealed in the letter], he would never live anywhere else for the remaining twenty-one years of his life" (Isaacson, 433). The sentiment expressed in this letter is one of Einstein's most oft-quoted remarks. It was published in Albert Einstein: The Human Side: New Glimpses from His Archives (Princteon University Press, 1979) as "a letter that Einstein wrote on 13 February 1934 to an interested layman with whom he corresponded". Also published in: Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (2008); Thus Spoke Einstein: on Life and Living: Wisdom of Albert Einstein in Context (2011); Mathematicians on Creativity (2014); 10 Quotes: Inspire and Motivate (2004); and many others. Einstein elsewhere said that his supreme aim in life is the quest for truth, making this letter - revealing his understanding of the painful and slow progress of the quest - particularly poignant. 
 With original mailing envelope and associated correspondence (from 1975-1976) with the Trustee of the Estate of Albert Einstein regarding providing a copy of this letter for their archives. Princeton: 1934. One 8.5x11 inch sheet (text on one side). Usual folds, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        A Field Guide to the Birds

      First edition, first issue, [xxi; 1 leaf; 167 pp], 19 cm, color frontispiece, illustrated with plates, four plates (counting frontispiece) in color with guard sheets and letterpress identifications on the verso of the guard sheet, index and "Home Reference Suggestions." Publication date (1934) is printed on the title page. "Bob-pumper" misprint is present in the index, later corrected to "bog-pumper." The Whistling Swan and White Egret illustrations opposite page 12 (egrets) abd page 18 (Whistling Swan) have "dirty" gray plumages. The word "loose" is complete on page 67. Green pebble-grain cloth with silver lettering on the spine, with a flying duck on the front cover. This copy has the childhood bookplate of Jane Barton Crowell (1928 - ?), given the feminine and childish character of this bookplate. Later in adulthood, Jane Barton Crowell married Marc-Aurele Rieffel, son of the French philosopher, social scientist, journalist and inventor Aristede Rieffel. Slight wear at the head of the spine and on the front hinge, but still a tight very good copy. No dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, IL]
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        Biddy's Secret, a Romance of the Abbey Girls

      Chambers, London 1934 - Lovely early reprint (first published in 1932) in near complete dustjacket. Blue cloth very clean with no marks or fading and contents also bright and clean with no marks or inscriptions. Faint foxing to slightly darkened page edges.Small losses to jacket, one larger tear top of back cover and top corner of front flap cut. The front of the jacket is rubbed but still attractive. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Murder on the Orient Express.

      London: for the Crime Club by W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1934 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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        Le Chemin de Fer Congo-Océan

      Éditions France-Affiches 1934 - Paris, Éditions France-Affiches, 1934 - Cartonné, 29 cm x 40 cm, 32 pages (non paginées) de texte + 163 pages (non paginées) de photos noir & blanc : Pointe Noire en 1924 (6), Pointe Noire en 1934 (16), le Mayombe (11), le Mayombe pendant les travaux (22), le Mayombe après les travaux (18), La Plaine le pendant les travaux (20x), La Plaine après les travaux (12x), Section de Brazzaville pendant les travaux (10x), Section de Brazzaville après les travaux (6x), Exploitation du chemin de fer Congo-Océan (23x), Brazzaville en 1924 (3x), Brazzaville en 1934 (16x)+ 3 cartes couleur hors-texte dont 1 dépliante – Dos restauré, rousseurs, une légère restauration sur une carte sinon bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      NY: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1934. Hardcover. Very good. First Edition, second issue without the Whittlesey House imprint. xi, 699pp+ index. Spine sunned with some light superficial wear to the extremities, else very good in publisher's maroon cloth. Previous owner's four line ink ownership information in blue ink on front pastedown, else internally fine. Nice copy of classic investing title that's been continuously in print since its original publication.

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        Une Semaine de Bonté ou les Sept Éléments Capitaux. Roman. Premier Cahier: Dimanche. Élément: La Boue. Exemple: Le Lion de Belfort. Deuxième Cahier: Lundi. Élément: L'Eau. Exemple: L'Eau. Troisième Cahier: Mardi. Élément: Le Feu. Exemple: La Cour du Dragon. Quatrième Cahier: Mercredi. Élément: Le Sang. Exemple: Oedipe. Dernier Cahier: Jeudi. Élément: Le Noir. Exemples: Le Rire du Coq. L'Île de Paques. Vendredi. Élément: La Vue. Exemple: L'Intérieur de la Vue. Samedi. Élément: Inconnu. Exemple: La Clé des Chants.

      Paris Jeanne Bucher 1934 - 5 parts in one volume. 4to ( 27 x 22 cm). No 217 of 800 copies on Navarre paper, from a total edition of 816 copies. Colour titles, justification pages, 183 printed monochrome plates (one duplicate plate tipped in at front), no text. Black morocco by D. H. Mercher in 1991, cover design in plexiglass using one of Ernst's illustrations, spine lettered in colours, decorated endpapers, housed in light green patterned slipcase. Created in Italy over the course of just three weeks, Une Semaine de Bonté is the last of Ernst's rare collage works, and stars a cast of seductive, violent and sadistic anthropomorphic beasts.

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        The Hardy Boys: The Mark on the Door

      Grosset & Dunlap 1934 - Published in New York by Grosset & Dunlap in 1934. First Edition, First Printing according to the Carpentieri Bibliography (1934A-1). Book very good+, previous owner's name stamp on front paste-down. DJ very good, previous owner's name stamp on front paste-down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IL CRITONE

      LE MONNIER, FIRENZE 1934 - NUOVA BIBLIOTECA DEI CLASSICI GRECI E LATINI INTERLINGUE Testo in greco con introduzione e note in italiano a cura di Ugo Enrico Paoli, collana diretta da Enrico Bianchi, pagine ancora intonse e brunite attorno ai testi causa tempo, bordi non rifilati, brossura editoriale morbida, ingiallita e con usura da scaffalatura

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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]

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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.

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        Kunsti album EKKKÜ I - IV (Art Album CUEVA No. I - IV) [Art Album of Central Union of Estonian Visual Artists. Complete run]

      EKKKÜ, Tallinn, 1934-1938 (CUEVA, Tallinn, 1934-1938) - Estonian language. Enlarged magazine format. Octavo 21 x 27 cm. Total weight 660 g. Wrappers, No. I - 80 pp., II - 66 pp., III -64 pp., IV - 70 pp. All the albums are in Fine condition, without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. No. 1 cover and couple of first pages show some foxing. Issues modernist cover designes were created by famous Estonian graphic artists Günther Reindorff and Paul Luhtein. Valuable and very important edition dedicated to Estonian modern art. Albums editor was Central Union of Estonian Visual Artists CUEVA, an organization founded in 1922 in Tallinn for the purpose of uniting Estonian professional artists. CUEVA became the biggest Estonian artists organization. In 1932 there were 36 members, all of them prominent Estonian artists: Ants Laikmaa, Kristjan Raud, Adamson-Eric, Peet Aren, Nikolai Bergholtz, Karl Burman, Paul Burman, Julius Gentalen, Johannes Greenberg, Herman Halliste, August Jansen, Andrei Jegorov, Elisabeth Höerschelmann, Karl Höerschelmann, Roman Espenberg (Haavamägi), Ellen Kingo-Espenberg, Arnold Kalmus, Anatoli Kaigarodoff, August Kilgas, Hans Kuusik, Jaan Koort, Aleksander Kulkoff, Hugo Lepik, Roman Nyman, Eduard Ole, Ludvig Oskar, Voldemar Päts, August Pulst, Günther Reindorff, Konstantin Šerbakoff (Süvalo), Eduard Taska, Gori, Kristjan Teder, Anatoli Liivard, Eduard Wiiralt ja Klara Zeidler. Each of them is mentioned in present album editions. In period 1934-1938 were published four issues. Publication aims popularization of Estonian art, and modern visual arts achievements introduction to the general public. Together with articles reviewing art themes also of great importance reproductions of newest artworks created by CUEVA artists. Each album issue contains about 50-60 reproductions. No. 1 issue includes next articles: Days of intangible cultural heritage by August Jansen; Ants Laikmaa trip to Dusseldorf by author; About decorative and fine arts by Hugo Lepik; A glance at near past of Estonian fine art; Three monographs - Kristjan Raud, August Jansen, Herman Halliste by Jaan Pert; Baltic art and Von Neff. Issue No. 2 consider next themes: Form, content and object in the art by August Jansen; Art as a "poor child" nowadays by Günter Reindorff; About our ceramics and decorative art in general by H. Paukson; Art, society, politics by A.R.; Towards beautiful books by Bernhard Linde; Linear and picturesque by Hanno Kompus; Application for Estonian exhibition in Soviet capital (Moscow) by editors; Eduard Viiralt's Ex-libris by Julius Gentalen. No. 3 album was edited for 15th anniversary celebration of the CUEVA and includes six art-theme articles: Kristjan Raud "We and our art"; Andres Pärl about aesthetics or beauty and taste of art; Adamson-Eric about art life; Ants Laikmaa and his memories; Hanno Kompus about honored Estonian art; Jaan Pert's item dedicated to three jubilarian artists - Juhan Greenberg, Ants Murakin and Konstantin Süvalo (Stserbakoff). The last edited No. 4 articles also fully dedicated to art: Give to the art that it relies by Ants Murakin; Understanding of essence of art beauty by Rasmus Kangro-Pool; Review of art by Hugo Lepik; Two biographies - Nikolai Kull and Karin Luts by Ants Murakin; Art Academy? by Rasmus Kangro-Pool; Portrait painting by August Jansen; summary of CUEVA achievements. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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      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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      - [.] (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

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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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