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        Mr. Parker Pyne Detective

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

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

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

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        A BOY'S WILL with AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT STANZA

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

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

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

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        The Camels are Coming [2]

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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Experiment in Autobiography. Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (Since 1866) 2 volumes

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

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        Courageous Women

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

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        THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN

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

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Pied Piper of Hamelin

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

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        Two Tramps in Mud-time. A New Poem

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        Caledonia. A Fragment

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

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        CALEDONIA A FRAGMENT BEING LINES SUGGESTED BY THE SOUND OF A PIBROCH OR BAG-PIPE PLAYED AT AN EARLY HOUR IN A LONDON SQUARE BY AN INDIGENT SCOTCHMAN

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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        ULYSSES

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Ulysses

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

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        The Rock

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

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        Peking Studies

      Shanghai.: Kelly & Walsh.. 1934.. Full page color pictorial map, black and white photograph illustrations, black and white and color sketches throughout, folio (15 x 10 1/2 inches), cloth covered boards with photograph and ribbon with title text on front cover. Inscription on verso of front free endpaper, signed by the author. Covers are soiled with wear to extremities (1/8 inch cloth loss to head and tail of spine, split to head and tail of spine and a couple of inches of lower edges of covers), bumped corners. Foxing to endpapers and scattered foxing to some pages, text block starting to split at a couple of spots. Still overall good condition. Ellen Catleen, wife of the Dutch ambassador to China in the 1930s, introduces 1930s Peking through the imagined characters of Mr Wu, the small stout Chinese gentleman, and Mr. Pim, the lanky European visitor, humorously portrayed by illustrator Freidrich Schiff. The many photographs "taken by the Rolleiflex camera" depict all aspects of the Chinese capital and its inhabitants. There is an inscription signed by the author Ellen Catleen "In Hamburg 1923, Who would have thought that this book would be given to my dear friends Hemelsdorff (?) in Shanghai, so that they have something to occasionally remember." This is a scarce book that evocatively captures the cosmopolitan China of the inter-war era. .

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        Winner Take Nothing

      London: Cape,, 1934. Octavo. Original yellow boards, titles to upper board and spine in black. With the dust jacket. Yelllow cloth a little dusty, light spotting to edges, white dust jacket browned, red to spine faded. Quite uncommon in the dust jacket. First English edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Field Bazaar. From 'The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes'

      The Athenaeum Press [1934], 1934. Single sheet, printed both sides, 255 x 165mm. Folded once else fine. A rare Sherlock Holmes pastiche. FIRST SEPARATE PRINTING. This copy formerly owned by the noted Sherlockian Dr. Harold Dearden, with his signature above the title. The Field Bazaar was written in 1896 as a fund raiser for Edinburgh University, which was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Alma Mater. It was published in THE STUDENT, the Edinburgh University Undergraduate Magazine and printed separately by Atheneum Press in 1934. The story was re-published once more in 1947 by the Baker Street Irregulars in pamphlet form. The Atheneum Press version is listed as Number Thirty-nine in Otto Penzler's 100 Indespensibles in Sherlock Holmes.

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        Murder On the Orient Express

      London: For the Crime Club, Collins, 1934., 1934. FIRST EDITION: Octavo, pp.354 + 2 [advertisements]. Finely bound in recent deep red oasis morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, top edge gilt, others trimmed, with the publisher's original orange cloth upper and spine bound in at the rear. Internally very clean. A finely presented copy of Hercule Poirot's famous case, and one of the most highly sought Christie novels. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction

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        Fauna Japonica, sive Descriptio animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam. Imperium Tenent suscepto annis 1823-1830 collegit: Crustacea

      Tokyo: Matsumura, 1934. Reprint. Leather on spine is a bit cracked in places with repairs made to one outer joint but the leather is still very attractive, the text and plates are bright and clean; a very good copy. . Pp. (6), xxxi, 244, 10 (index), with 71 full page plates. Publisher's one-half dark brown leather with five raised bands, spine with gilt-lettering and decorations in gilt, over burgundy-colored cloth, burgundy marbled endpapers with matching marbled page edges, folio (37.3 x 26.3 cm). This is the best facsimile reprint of the very rare original edition by Wilhem de Haan (1801-1855) published in Leiden in 1833. This is one of the very first publications that offered the western world a glimpse of the zoological richness of Japanese waters. The specimens illustrated were collected by Siebold in 1823-1829. The plates are of great quality and illustrate many new species. This facsimile reprint was limited to 350 copies - it sold out quickly and has become very difficult to find. Circular ink stamp in Japanese of a former owner on the title page.

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        Anne Boleyn And Other Poems

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1934. leather_bound. Orig. gilt stamped full brown morocco, backstrip lettered in gilt. Teg. Fine./No Dust Jacket. 75 pages. 21 1/2 x 17 cm. Printed in red, green and black throughout. Limited edition, copy 166 of 300. Index Of First Lines. This Welsh press found by the Davies sisters in the early 1920's continued publishing through the 1930's. RODERICK CAVE notes, "During its life, Gregynog published some noble book: how many of which were completely successful is remarkable when one considers some of the difficulties.

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        Souvenir Folder of Nantucket, Mass. --- signed By H P Lovecraft to Clark Ashton Smith ( Postcards / Post Cards )( Massachusetts )( Howard Phillips )

      Nantucket, Massachusetts: No Publisher, 1934, 1st Printing ---------a souvenir fold-out booklet of various views of nantucket, MA., post card size with images on both sides, a Very Good+ copy, postmark is stamped Nantucket and dated 1934, 2 original 1 cent stamps on folder, addressed in Lovecraft's hand to Clark Ashton Smith's Auburn California address, signed on the inner flap of the folder by Lovecraft, the signature reads, " Yrs for the Ebon Tide -- Ech-Pi-El --, in a plain brown envelope which was used by an earlier seller to keep the item safe, included is an original bill of sale dated 1988 from one of the most respected SF/Fantasy booksellers in California, a very nice item, in spite of the thousands of hand written letters and such that HPL penned in his lifetime signed material remains elusive, this is particularly nice as he uses his KALEM Club moniker and of course this being addressed to CAS makes this even nicer, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Ephemera. Very Good+/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Photo Cover.

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        Portrait photograph of Nora Holt

      [New York, october 26, 1934]. (HOLT, NORA) 35.2 x 27.5 cm. (13-7/8 x 10-7/8). Half-length, in profile. Gelatin silver print. Van Vechten's blind stamp at lower right, his atelier stamp on rear with Holt's named jotted in ink, and the print reference noted in pencil. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978) . Superb, large, inscribed portrait by Van Vechten of one of his oldest, closest, and most important friends from the days of the Harlem Renaissance until the end of his life. Perhaps as much as any single person can, Nora Holt embodies the spirit of "The Irreverant Years" of the Harlem Renaissance. Van Vechten first met her in a speakeasy in Harlem in the early 20s, "Holt had already become the first African American in the United States to earn a master of music degree (from Chicago Music College) and she had been the music critic for the Chicago Defender for several years. By the 1920s, she had also helped to found the National Association of Negro Musicians, and she had published a magazine entitled Music and Poetry." (Nancy Kuhl, "Extravagant Women", Beinecke Library Exhibition Catalogue). She was also famous for singing bawdy songs at society parties (e.g., "My Daddy Rocks Me with One Steady Roll"), her many marriages and love affairs, her platinum blonde hair, and a high profile divorce from Joseph Ray in 1923 which was the subject of endless gossip in the press Van Vechten was so taken with Holt that he modeled the character of Lasca Sartoris on her in his famous and controversial novel, NIGGER HEAVEN (1923). Holt is pictured here in the session Van Vechten had with her in 1934 The image (not, apparently, in the Library of Congress) is inscribed top left [to Saul Mauriber or Carl Van Vechten?]: "You dear "With Love "Nora Holt April 1, '44"

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        Burmese Days

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. First printing. The second book from the author of "Animal Farm" and "Down and Out in Paris and London." An about very good plus copy in orange cloth boards that are somewhat soiled, with some slight fraying to the spine ends, a small vintage price sticker to the verso of the rear free endpaper and with an bookplate to the front pastedown. Lacking the very scarce dust jacket but with a small fragment of it laid in. A nice copy of this very uncommon title.

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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips

      Little Brown and Company, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Little Brown and Company, Boston 1934. First Edition / First Printing. Published June 1934 Stated on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. This is the True First Edition published before the British Edition. Scarce. Book Condition: Very Good+, light spots on the boards, light shelf wear, light spots at the page edges and at the endpaper, tight spine, mild foxing. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket priced at $1.25 at the front flap, light shelf wear, small surface tear at the jacket spine.

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        A Handful of Dust

      Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1934 - Binding with just a little lean, covers with a few minor marks, some foxing as usual, mostly to fore-edge, otherwise a very nice, bright copy [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        Seven Poor Men of Sydney

      London, Peter Davies 1934 - 358p., [1]p advertisement. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Light spotting to bottom and fore-edges, spine slightly mottled and faded, minor darkening to spine panel of dustwrapper, few small stains to front panel. A nice first printing of Stead's first novel (set in Sydney in the 1920s) that was published a few months after the appearance of her first work The Salzburg Tales. None of Stead's works was published in her native country until 1965 and this novel is regarded as a path-breaker in Australian fiction lacking both a conventional plot as well as a central protagonist. The work receives a separate entry in The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Capri. Radierung von 1934. Signiert und nummeriert '4'. 26 x 39 cm; Blattgr. 32 x 47,5 cm.,

      1934 - Am unteren Rand hs. bezeichnet '1934 (op. 61)'.- Blick auf Häuser am Berg, im rechten Vordergrund eine Transport-Kutsche mit 3 Pferden.- Weiße Ränder teils fleckig, 1 kleine Lochstelle, wenig Schabstellen.- Verso stärker fleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de Mazeppa de Gustave Gailhard, n°303 du Livre Populaire

      Arthème Fayard 1934 Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de Mazeppa de Gustave Gailhard, n°303 du Livre Populaire, Arthème Fayard, 1934. Exécutée sur un carton Canson lavis A à grain satiné de format 17 x 25 cm (marges comprises ; le dessin fait 15 x 24), signée par l'artiste. La cartouche du titre fait partie du dessin original ; un macaron avec le prix de vente est collé. Un papier calque monté sur le haut du canson vient protéger le dessin. Magnifique état. Très belle composition, échevelée, de l'artiste. Giocchino Starace (1859 ? 1950), dit Gino Starace, fut le célèbre illustrateur de la collection du « Livre Populaire » des éditions Arthème Fayard, il en fit un nombre impressionnant de couvertures, choisissant très souvent une scène majeure, violente, étrange, émouvante, du roman, ou bien un portrait saisi dans un sentiment de colère, d'effarement, de terreur. Starace, dit-on, lisait souvent les textes pour choisir la scène qu'il allait composer. Natif de Naples, ce dessinateur italien a dominé presque un demi-siècle de littérature populaire française, grâce à une technique classique irréprochable au service des débordements du genre. Dans Lisibilité, emphase, narrativité (in Tapis Franc n°1, 1988), Daniel Couégnas montre que Starace perçut « la nécessité vitale qui commandait que l'illustration de couverture, cette affiche publicitaire en réduction fût saisie instantanément, appréhendée, déchiffrée de manière univoque par le regard afin de provoquer désir ou curiosité, conditions nécessaires d'une lecture ultérieure du roman ». Il précise que « la force de Starace, c'est sa capacité de synthétiser en une scène les stéréotypes qui renvoient immédiatement le lecteur moyen, médiocrement instruit, à un déjà-lu, ou un déjà-vu, tant historique que dramatique ou psychologique. » Son classicisme marié aux excès mélodramatiques, le choix de couleurs vives, la dynamique du mouvement et l'emphase constituent sa griffe qui culmine avec la folie surréaliste de la série à 65 centimes des Fantômas de Pierre Souvestre et Marcel Allain. Relevons aussi de grands textes de Gaston Leroux (Chéri-Bibi), les Pardaillan de Michel Zévaco, la saga de Rocambole de Ponson du Terrail, Naz-en-l'Air de Souvestre et Allain. (tv) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        RESULTS OF THE FINNISH EXPEDITION TO TIERRA DEL FUEGO IN 1928 - 1929

      SOCIETAS GEOGRAPHICA FENNIAE 1934 - Helsinki, Helsingfors, 1934. Medio cuero moderno, intonso. 231 + 38 + 313 p. + 13 mapas desplegables, manchas de humedad. Obra inencontrable. Probablemente el único ejemplar a la venta en el mundo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AMERICA & ALFRED STIEGLITZ. A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Biennale di Venezia. XIX Esposizione Internationale d'Arte Contemporanea. 12 Maggo-12 Ottobre 1934 XII: Arte pura e decorativa Teatro Poesia. Original-Farblithographie.

      1934 - 1934. Blattgrösse: 50x33 cm. 1 Blatt. Unten rechts im Stein signiert. Lithographie entstand bei L. Alfieri, Milano. An den Rändern minim knitterig und mit winzigen Anrissen. Carlo Bisi war ein bekannter italienischer Künstler, Designer und Karikaturist. Er begann sein Studieum an der Accademia de belle Arti in Parma. Ab 1914 zahlreiche Beiträge in diversen Zeitschriften. Seine Werke befinden sich in der "Galleria d'arte moderna di Milano e Firenze". An den Rändern minim knitterig und mit winzigen Anrissen.

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        The Challenge to Liberty

      Hardcover, Fine, Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934. First Edition / First Printing. Has the Scribner's Seal and ""A"" on the copyright page. Comes with a Signed Letter from Herbert Hoover from August 25, 1949. The letter says, ""My dear Mr. Fryer: I want you to know that I deeply appreciate your kind wishes on my birthday. There is no satisfaction in life so great as the approval of one's own profession. Yours faithfully, Herbert Hoover. The letter has been authenticated by PSA/DNA and comes with their COA. Book Condition: Fine, clean red cloth boards with gold lettering, book is tight and square, clean endpaper and pages, unread. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $1.75 at the front flap, darkening at the jacket spine, shelf wear and chipping at the edges of the jacket.

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        HISTORIA GENERAL DE LOS HECHOS DE LOS CASTELLANOS en las Islas y Tierra Firme del mar Océano. 17 volúmenes (completa).

      - Edición, prólogo y notas de Antonio Ballesteros y Antonio Altolaguirre. Madrid, Academia de la Historia (Tip. Archivos), 1934-1957, 17 tomos, portadas grabadas y mapas en facsímil. Los estudios de esta edición prueban que la Descripción de las Indias y mapas son de J. López Velasco. Encuadernados en holandesa con la lomera en piel excepto el tomo XVII que está en rústica editorial, conservan la cubierta. (Se trata de la historia escrita más completa de América, y como desvela su nombre, la obra se centra en narrar los acontecimientos vividos por los conquistadores españoles durante la Conquista. Antonio de Herrera, Cronista mayor de Felipe II, Felipe III y de las Indias, la publicó en Madrid entre 1601 y 1615. Las Décadas tuvieron un éxito abrumador al tiempo de publicarse, y en pocos años se habían traducido al latín, al francés y al alemán, pasando después alholandés y al inglés, contando una veintena de nuevas ediciones). (53879).

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        Marlborough, His Life and Times, a full set of jacketed British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill

      This jacketed full British first edition, first printing set of Churchill's Marlborough is inscribed and dated by Churchill in Volume II. Churchill signed only his first name indicating that the recipient was a personal friend or close associate. The inscription is in black ink on four lines on the ffep reading "To Mary M / from / Winston / Nov. 1934". Mary M is Lady Mary Minto - more formally Lady Mary Caroline Elliot Murray Kynynmound, Countess of Minto (1858-1940). Lady Minto was the wife of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto (1845-1914) who served as Governor General of Canada from 1898-1904 and Viceroy of India from 1905-1910. When Churchill was a young officer in India seeking notoriety with despatches for The Daily Telegraph, it was Lord Minto who recognized Churchill's talent, but advised Churchill's mother, Lady Randolph, not to sign Winston's name to his work. Churchill's mother initially followed this advice, to the consternation of Winston who subsequently insisted on publishing his name with his despatches: "I had written them with the design of bringing my personality before the electorate. As to getting in trouble with the authorities, I am just as responsible now that they are not signed as if they had been." (Gilbert, Vol. I, pp. 355-356). Rejecting Lord Minto's advice harmed neither Churchill's career nor his relationship with the Mintos; Churchill spent Christmas 1900 as their guest at Government House in Ottawa. Also present was Pamela Plowden, in whom Churchill had harbored strong romantic interest. Still seeing to young Winston's welfare, Lord Minto wrote to Winston's mother "I think he ran no risks here - everything seemed to me to be very tolerably platonic". (Gilbert, Vol. I, p. 544). When Lord Minto was appointed Viceroy of India in 1905, Churchill was already a seasoned five-year veteran of Parliament. This time it was Winston who expressed concerns to Lady Randolph, but Lord Minto proved responsible for much admired reforms under the Liberal government of Churchill's party. (Gilbert, Vol. II, p.95) Lord Minto died in 1914, but Lady Minto lived to see the impetuously talented young man she hosted for Christmas in 1900 become Prime Minister of wartime Britain in 1940. Clearly, their association endured in the interval, as he inscribed this volume to her in 1934. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill first Duke of Marlborough, was a ten year effort and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War. Published in four volumes between 1933 and 1938, Marlborough was well received - both critically and aesthetically. Collectors please note that the inscribed Volume II is a first edition, first printing - not a later printing. This volume is in fine condition. The binding is clean, tight, and square with no fading and virtually no wear. The contents are crisp, bright, and tight, appearing unread. A trivial hint of spotting is confined to the text block edges, which remain bright white with no age-toning. Age has slightly faded the author's inscription, but it remains clear with no ink spreading or smudging. The volume II dust jacket is a true first printing, unclipped and highly complete with minor wear to extremities, minor soiling and spine toning and a closed tear at the upper front hinge. Volumes I, III, and IV are likewise first edition, first printing in correct, unclipped first edition first printing dust jackets. The books are in fine condition, with clean, unfaded bindings, no previous ownership marks, and no spotting. The Volume I, III, and IV dust jackets are all unclipped first printings, varying in condition from very good plus to near-fine plus. All four dust jackets are protected in removable, archival quality clear covers. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166.

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        The History of South Carolina

      The American Historical Society Inc. New York: The American Historical Society, Inc.. 1934. First. First edition. Small quarto. Four volumes. 462; 510; 579; 1082 pp. Very good plus with spines lightly sunned and foxing to plates in volumes II and III. .

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