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        Bumblebees and Their Ways

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1934 First edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the first blank endpaper. 201 pages including index. With several black and white plates. The author is the father of Sylvia Plath. This work is noted for its scholarship in the examination of the lives of bumblebees. FAIR jacket on a GOOD book. Moderate soiling, some darkening and scuffing to the jacket. Many small chips and tears along the extremities, with a larger tear, rather tattered at the foot of the spine and two other larger tattered and creased tears along the upper rear extremity. Some minor loss of jacket. Minor foxing to the front jacket. Overall, a rather worn jacket. The book itself has two minor dark spots of soiling to the front cover. Minor darkening and edgewear to the book. Interior clean and solid with slight darkening to the pages as well as a hint of foxing to a few pages. Slight musty odor to book. FAIR jacket on a GOOD book. Signed by the father of Sylvia Plath. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fair.

      [Bookseller: Mare Booksellers]
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        R. E. Lee. A Biography.

      New York, Scribner's, 1934/35.. Four volumes: xiv, 647; ix, 621; xi, 559; viii, 594 p. First edition of the Pulitzer-winning biography of the Confederate Paladin: a study of Freeman's index finds 32 virtues and no vices. This book defined the way in which Robert E. Lee was regarded for several generations. This copy has been beautifully rebound with brown leather spines and marbled paper boards. The title-page of vol. 1 has a few spots, but this copy would make a superb gift for an admirer of Lee. OB 212. American history; Civil War; military biography

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        The Life of Our Lord, Written for His Children During the Years 1846 to 1849, and Now First Published

      Simon and Schuster, New York, 1934. VG cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with a little spine, corner and edge wear. Binding tight. End papers with owner's name. Frontispiece picture of Dickens. End papers and pp are lightly tanned. 12mo, 127 pp. Stated 1st edition.

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        A Book of Old Ballads

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

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        Caledonia: A Fragment

      Privately Printed London: Privately Printed. 1934. First. First edition. Small, thin quarto. Illustrated by Edward Burra. Red cloth spine with tartan-design papercovered boards with applied title label. A fine copy, with none of the usual rubbing. A Powell rarity, one of approximately 100 copies, a long poem prepared for his wedding by friends. This copy Inscribed to Jonathan Cecil, the son of David Cecil who was Powell's boon companion when they both were at Eton, with over twenty corrections and emendations in Powell's hand -- mostly identifying those in the text whose identity had been protected with dashes. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed by Powell to Cecil at a much later date: "I don't believe I ever gave your father this squib, the origins of which are in my memoirs... I made up the verses during a period of insomnia. A drunken friend had about a hundred printed as a wedding present by a still more drunken printer." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        I Libri di Commercio Dei Peruzzi.

      Milano: Fratelli Treves, 1934.. Con una premessa di Vincenzo Azzolini. xxvii, [2], 571 pp., [3], facsimiles, genealogical tables (1 folding), Folio. Blue cloth with leather spine label. First edition. Pubblicazioni della direzione degli "Studi medievali" I. The original commercial books are at the Biblioteca Riccardiana di Firenze. The Peruzzi Company was one of the most famous Florentine super-companies of the early fourteenth century. A near fine copy, label creased (but extra-label loose within).

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        Four Thousand Miles On The Sibiryakov

      Leningrad, Writers Publishing House, [1934]. First Edition. One of 2850 copies. Illustrated with black and white lithographs by L. Kantorovich. Bound in the publisher's original grey cloth with the title stamped in silver on the spine. Illustrated end papers. Text is in Russian. Corners bumped and wear at the extremities, otherwise very good. Internally clean and bright. A true story of exploration onboard the Russian icebreaker Sibiryakov. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      First Edition. Four volumes in seven. Bound in publisher"s original black cloth with covers and spines stamped in gilt. Garrison-Morton 1781. Book condition: Fine Condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        [Broadside]: Nationalsozialistische Schlesische Tageszeitung: Extra-Blatt, 2 August 1934 [National Socialist Silesian Newspaper]

      Gerhard Hahn Lutzow Druckerei Breslau: Gerhard Hahn, Lutzow-Druckerei. 1934. Broadsheet announcing the death of Paul von Hindenburg. Approximately 9.25" x 12.5". Age-toning, else near fine. Issued as an "extra" for the Nationalsozialistische Schlesische Tageszeitung, the leading Nazi party newspaper in Breslau (in Lower Silesia, now Wroclaw, Poland -- see Ascher's A Community Under Siege). The headline reads, "Flaggen aus Halbmast! Unser Hindenburg," and the first sentence reads,"Schmerz und Trauer erfullen das Herz jedes Deutschen. -- Hindenburg ist nicht mer!" [Woe and pain sear the heart of every German, Hindenburg is no more!] .

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        I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked

      Pasadena: Upton Sinclair, 1934. Hard bound, first edition, inscribed on front free endpaper To Charlie (Chaplin) and Paulette with love, Upton Sinclair. Heavily foxed throughout. Front free endpaper with inscription to the famous actor and his partner nearly loose (just hanging on by a thread). Binding slightly cocked. Boards somewhat mottled with a heavy stain to top of front board immediately above title. Includes certificate of provenance signed by Jonathan Meredith and dated January 7, 2009. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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        Four Thousand Miles On The Sibiryakov

      First Edition. One of 2850 copies. Illustrated with black and white lithographs by L. Kantorovich. Bound in the publisher's original grey cloth with the title stamped in silver on the spine. Illustrated end papers. Text is in Russian. Corners bumped and wear at the extremities, otherwise very good. Internally clean and bright. A true story of exploration onboard the Russian icebreaker Sibiryakov. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        18 Poems.

      First Edition. Thomas, Dylan. 18 POEMS. London, The Sunday Referee and the Parton Bookshop, [1934]. 1st edition, 2nd issue, printed by The Favil Press. One of 250 copies. Black cloth lettered in Dutch gold on the spine. Cloth drop-back box with a spine label lettered in gilt. Very good condition. Rolph B.1. Hard Cover. Book condition: Very Good

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        In a Province

      London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1934.. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G+ : in Good plus condition with dust jacket. Spine of boards a little faded. Boards with some darkening and edge wear. Light browning to endpapers, and marking to the page edge block. Inner hinge has some cracking but binding intact. Dust jacket lightly rubbed. Darkening to spine of jacket and some edge chipping. 350pp :: 190mm x 130mm (7" x 5") :: Van der Post's first novel. Only 950 copies believed to exist

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1934. First. First edition. Boards are slightly soiled and near fine, with a supplied proof dustwrapper which came directly from the estate of the artist Arthur Hawkins, Jr. The jacket has been folded with a crease at the spine, Knopf's small Borzoi logo has been cut away from the rear panel (possibly for another design by Hawkins), and Hawkins has written the date "1933" on the front flap, although the book wasn't released until 1934. However the jacket is exceptionally bright and otherwise fine, and about .25" taller than the finished version, to which we have compared it (although otherwise identical to it). The jacket was unsigned by Hawkins, unlike most of his work, but is credited to him in Heller and Chwast's seminal study of jacket design, Jackets Required -- the survival of this proof in his estate seems to confirm their research. A milestone of hardboiled literature that was the basis for the classic 1946 film featuring Lana Turner and John Garfield (as well as at least three other versions). Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. This proof jacket is likely unique. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Casino Murder Case

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1934. First. First edition. A very good copy with some smudging and light staining in a supplied but sympathetic, very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with slight internal stains. Inscribed by the author: "To Dr. Hugh Stott Taylor With great appreciation for his gracious assistance, and with warm personal regards. S.S. Van Dine." The English-born Taylor was a chemist who spent much of his life at Princeton, and who in World War II played a prominent role in the American scientific effort, directing a number of research projects, and contributing to the development of the atomic bomb with his discovery of the most effective catalyst for producing heavy water. He was knighted by both the Queen and the Pope in the same month. A Chair in chemistry is named for him at Princeton. The inscription would seem to indicate that Taylor provided advice to Van Dine about the novel (or at least to Willard Huntington Wright, as Van Dine was a pseudonym). A Philo Vance novel, filmed in 1935 with Paul Lukas as Vance, starring opposite Rosalind Russell in one of her earliest roles. .

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories (Signed Limited Edition)

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. One of 360 copies (this being No. 279) SIGNED by Faulkner. The author's second collection of stories, including "Turn About," basis the 1933 Howard Hawks film, "Today We Live," starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young and Franchot Tone and with a script co-written by Faulkner, his first Hollywood credit. Very Good plus lacking the rare tissue dust jacket. Neat, contemporary owner name to the front endpaper. Light fading to the spine, else Near Fine with minor rubbing to the boards and a nice, dark topstain.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        Ascona Bau-Buch.

      4°, 130 u. XXII S. Anzeigen, zahlr. Abb. u. Pläne, Brosch., Kopf min. berieben, Deckel mit schwachen Druckstellen, kleine Abspleissung in unterer Ecke des Hinterdeckels, sonst tadelloses, schönes Ex. EA. Austattung von Max Bill. Beitr. u. a. von E. Keller: Das Neue Bauen in Ascona; A. Fankhauser: Ascona; Ernst Morach. Die bauliche Entwicklung Asconas; Bilder u. Pläne von Ascona-Neubauten. Eines der wichtgsten Bücher zum Neuen Bauen in der Schweiz.

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        Permit Me Voyage

      Yale University Press New Haven: Yale University Press. 1934. First. First edition. Foreword by Archibald MacLeish. Bookplate of author and longtime Yale English professor William Lyon Phelps on the front pastedown, fine in very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper with two shallow chips near the crown. An attractive copy of Agee's fragile first book, a collection of poetry issued in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. .

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      London, G. Delgado Ltd, 1934.. 1934, 250 x 178 mm, 9¾ x 7 inches, cream card covers with extra illustration on upper cover, title in red, complete with original silk hanging ribbon at the top. 52 half-tone illustrations, all humorous, all on different, sometimes seasonal topics, image size 150 x 108 mm (6 x 4¼ inches), each with a humorous caption below. Covers very slightly dusty and faintly spotted along edges, ribbon rather faded, corners very slightly scuffed, 20 mm (¾") split to fold at top of lower cover, contents very nice. Lacking presentation box, otherwise a very good copy. See Beare Addenda page 34, D2, all the cartoons had previously appeared in magazines. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Portrait photograph of Nora Holt

      New York october 26 1934 [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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      1934. 2. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. LOUIS WAIN'S GREAT BIG MIDGET BOOK by Louis Wain assisted by Claire Wain. Lond.: Dean [1934]. 4 1/4 x 4 1/2", pictorial boards, [315]p. + [2]p. ads, some wear to spine paper at bottom of spine, color fading a bit on spine else tight and VG+. Illustrated throughout with full page b&w's by Wain, in the same format of Big Little Books. Done with the assistance of his sister while he was a patient in the Napsbury psychiatric hospital, this was Wain's the last book printed in his liftime. Due to the binding and paper quality, this book is rarely found without damage.

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        Edward Pellew : Viscount Exmouth Admiral of the Red ALSO a hand written letter and inscription dated March 1939 SIGNED by the AUTHOR.

      Methuen, U.K., 1934. First Edition. Author. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. viii, 478 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches with an index. Illustrated black and white portrait frontispiece and 13 maps and diagrams. ' The biography of a Cornish seaman of Nelson's days, and a book which will interest all lovers of the sea. The man who struck the first blow in the French Wars, the hero of the Battle of Algiers, perhaps 'the greatest Sea Officer of his time,' Lord Exmouth has been too little remembered. The story of his life, never before fully told, is a real addition to Naval History .' Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] bright black boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards but only in certain lights. Contents, light browning to the front pastedown, some spotting and browning to the front and rear endpapers, rear pastedown spotted and browned, light speckling to the extreme page edges, and minor spotting to the first couple of pages and to the occasional page otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Near Very Good - light marking/grubbiness, browning to spine, light rubbing to the extreme corners and extreme edges. ALSO a hand written letter and inscription dated March 1939 SIGNED by the AUTHOR. A uniquely desirable copy VERY RARE Book, complete with dust jacket and AUTHOR's letter. Please EMAIL FOR FULL SCANS. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History; Ships & the Sea. Author. Inventory No: 004426.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        P.G. Wodehouse Book Right Ho, Jeeves PG Wodehouse First Edition Second Printing Book circa 1934

      Herbert Jenkins 1934. P.G. Wodehouse Book - Right Ho, Jeeves PG Wodehouse First Edition Second Printing Book circa 1934____The First Edition has for sale this collectable P.G. Wodehouse book, 'Right Ho, Jeeves', which is a first edition second printing from circa 1934.____The original red boards with brown lettering are in Very Good condition with slight discolouration and creasing to the spine; and with marks to the back board. The front board is very clean, the boards are complete and sturdy making this a very attractive set of boards for this early PG Wodehouse book.____There are 312 numbered pages with 8 pages of advertisements to the end of the book. The advertisements are a catalogue of PG Wodehouse books, entitled: 'Mr. P.G. Wodehouse' which gives synopsis, critiques and prices of the P.G. Wodehouse books to this date. The pages are clean with spotting mainly to the edges; and a small retailer's label adhered to the front pastedown, making the pages in overall Very Good condition.____This is a beautiful example of the Jeeves and Bertie Wooster book, Right Ho Jeeves, from the early 1930s.

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        Gruppo Futurista Reggio Emilia. Mostra aeropittura venticinquenni futuristi. Macchine inutili. Polimaterici. Dibattiti - conferenze.

      stampato da G. Notari e figli XII [1934]. Poster murale formato 1000 x 700 mm che reclamizza la mostra nell?«Atrio municipale 22 aprile 6 maggio XII». Munari e il gruppo dei ?Venticinquenni futuristi della centrale di Milano?, nato in occasione della mostra alla Galleria delle tre arti di Milano nel marzo ?34 («Scelta futuristi venticinquenni. Omaggio dei futuristi venticinquenni al venticinquennio del Futurismo»), sbarcano qualche mese dopo a Reggio Emilia per una mostra in joint venture con i futuristi emiliani. L?evento si svolge in due sale, quella dei venticinquenni milanesi, e quella «dei Futuristi Camillo Camellini del Gruppo di Reggio, Mario Molinari del Gruppo di Modena, Aristide Barilli del Gruppo di Parma». Di questo significativo evento ? troppo a ridosso della mostra milanese, e che non ebbe evidentemente lo stesso afflusso di pubblico ? rimangono purtroppo tracce molto scarse, non essendosi stampato alcun catalogo: una notizia su «Città nuova» di Fillia (III,7-8, 30 apr. 1934, p. 7), poco più di una citazione in un articolo su «Sant?Elia» di Somenzi (III,67, 15 mag. 1934, ultima pagina con testata ?Futurismo?), ma soprattutto questo poster gigante, ideato in tre varianti di colore (ovviamente rosso, bianco e verde) e con grafica estremamente moderna. Il poster è a catalogo del Getty Museum di Los Angeles (Id. 890158**, pare in tutte e tre le varianti di colore) e del Wolfsonian di Miami (Id. TD1991.185.1, nella variante verde). Cfr. Lista, Le livre futuriste, 171 (p. 72, verde); Mughini - Scudiero, Il manifesto pubblicitario italiano; Colizzi, Bruno Munari and the invention of modern graphic design in Italy (PhD. Thesis, Leiden University, 2011), p. 140s.: «In April, when the show travelled to Reggio Emilia, Munari created a purely typographic poster, an absolutely unique piece in his entire production. The composition seems to have been assembled directly on the press with moveable wood type, according to the artist?s loose directions (perhaps aimed at achieving a Dada-esque effect), in the disorderly arrangement of the texts, which lacked any clear structure, in the unusual horizontal format, and above all in the decision to print it on papers of various colours». Il nostro esemplare è nella variante stampata su carta bianca; presenta contenute mancanze marginali (di cui solo una coinvolge parzialmente il testo, tagliando la ?g? di «Gruppo Futurista...»), ma nel complesso è ottimamente conservato, su carta ancora fresca e pulita. Nell?angolo destro del piede apposto timbro d?epoca «Gruppo futuristi reggiani | F | Fondazione | 20 - 9 - 32 - X». Straordinario reperto munariano e del Gruppo futurista reggiano, estremamente raro.

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        A Handful of Dust

      First Edition. Frontispiece. Champman and Hall, 1934. Original black and purple cloth. Spine titled in gilt. Very slightly worn on hinges. Some foxing to text o/w very good.

      [Bookseller: Nangle Rare Books]
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        Paa livets høislette.

      Oslo 1934. 8vo. 245 s. Illustrert. Orig. helskinnbd.. Håndskrevet hilsen fra Knut Hamsun

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        ???????????? ???????? ?. ??????????? ? ?????? ?. ?????????? (??????????) "? ?????" (Eighteen Illustrations of P. Boklevsky for P. Melnikov's (Pechersky) Novel 'In Woods')

      Moscow ; Leningrad: Academia 1934. Folio. In publisher's portfolio by I. F. Rerberg. 16pp.; 19 color plates. Very good portfolio with chips, rubbing, and some toning. Peter Boklevsky is a major Russian illustrator. The creation of these paintings was preceded by extensive preparatory work by sketching types of peasants, merchants, provincial clergy. Boklevsky set the goal of portrait playing heroes, not household paintings and landscape descriptions. Shown here are various types of pilgrims, monks, novices, dogmatists, peasant types. The first edition was published in 1880s and includes only some of the illustrations. The complete and high quality version of these illustrations appeared in 1934.

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      1934. Paperback. 2. (SEUSS,DR.)illus. SECRETS OF THE DEEP or the perfect yachtsman by Old Captain Taylor. (Standard Oil): Essomarine 1934. 8vo, pictorial wraps, 34p., spine slightly soiled else VG+. This humorous look at yachting is illustrated in color by Seuss with large red, white and blue drawings that feature a sea creature whose face appears years later as the Cat In The Hat. Younger / Hirsch 69.

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        It's a Battlefield

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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      In 8vo; pp.371. Dodici tavole. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cart. edit. slegato. Ad un secolo dalla erudita pubblicazione di Rosario Mangoni, Cerio pubblicò quest?opera che egli stesso volle definire ?catalogo ragionato della Biblioteca Caprese?. Dotto lavoro, uno dei più preziosi su Capri. Gli occhi incantati dell?autore frugano con amorosa insistenza nella storia della bella Capri, cercando quanto possa magnificarla. Al poeta così si sostituisce l?erudito che studia gli archivi per conoscere la storia dei Capitani di Capra ed Anna Crapa, delle capitolazioni che ?comunicano lo sfratto alle persone vagabonde, disutili e scandalose?, della magnifica Certosa e della sua vita. Né può sfuggire la tristezza soffusa nelle pagine sulla peste del 1656, un avvenimento tanto lontano che ancora sembra ferire l?anima di Cerio. Edizione a limitato tiraggio, copia n. 310 di 350. Dedica autografa a Kenneth Macpherson from Cerio. Sandomenico, pag. 116.

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        Chambre obscure. Roman traduit du russe par Mme Doussia Ergaz.

      Paris; Éditions Bernard Grasset, 1934. (Romans étrangers). 19x12 cm. (4), 243, (1, 2 blanks) pp. Original printed wrappers. Unopened. Spine is a trifle worn. The printed price on spine has been manually changed. A light crease on front wrapper. Minor spotting on top edge. Contents are clean and bright, with just a few leaves insignificantly creased. Kamera obskura was originally serialized in Sovremennye Zapiski No. 49-52 (Paris, 1932). This is the first French edition

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        Beasts Royal

      Putnam, London, 1934. First edition. The author's second book, written at the age of 19. Twelve short stories (which 'show a great advance' - blurb) for children about twelve royal beasts (including Wang Khan the elephant, Shark 206 and Vakrishna - a white cobra). 84pp. Colour frontispiece and eight black and white plates by C.F.Tunnicliffe - this was one of his earliest book illustrations. The colour frontispiece is also mounted on the upper panel of the dust wrapper. Top edge dusty. Top edges of last page of text and final blank nicked and very slightly creased. Covers slightly marked. Spine slightly faded. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Head and tail of spine and cover edges faded. Endpapers partially browned. Prelims, edges and endpapers slightly spotted. Front endpapers slightly rustmarked from a paperclip. Cracks between two gatherings. Some pages slightly marked and/or thumbed and/or dusty. Good in nicked, chipped, rubbed, marked and dusty, price-clipped dust wrapper browned at the spine and edges and internally.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

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      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1934 First Edition of Queen's second book, (pseudonym of Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee), a Queen's Quorum title and the first Ellery Queen short story collection. The notable Goldstone copy with Adrian Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown - acquired in the famous 1981 Goldstone sale of Mystery & Detective fiction. A bright, fresh near fine copy in illustrated black and yellow cloth with some light use, black titles to the spine in a fine facsimile dustwrapper of the original. 8vo. 357 pp. A very attractive copy.. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        DOMUS - 1934 - n. 073 - 084 annata completa 1934 di 12 volumi sciolti - direttore GIO PONTI., Milano, Editoriale Domus, 1934

      25 x 33, brossure in buone condizioni anche interne, pp. 60-80 per ogni volume. Le pagine di pubblicità sono assai eleganti e di pp. 30-40 per ogni numero. Ci sono le straordinarie serie di bellissime fotografie sui vari argomenti: costruzioni di ogni tipo, case, palazzi e ville, interni, mobili, arredi, arti decorative ecc. Gli scritti tutti assai autorevoli ed al massimo livello. Opere di GIO PONTI (Propulsore della rivista ed agitatore culturale di suo,,LAMBERTO VITALI, GIUSEPPE PAGANO, VITTORIO ABBATI, EDOARDO PERSICO (grande interprete culturale purtroppo scomparso prematuramente), ecc.ecc. Le letterature non sono trascurate con scritti di PIERO GADDA, TITTA ROSA, LEONARDO SINISGALLI ed altri.

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        Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux

      Paris: La Meridienne. 1934. First edition thus, with illustrations by Charles Martin. Text in French. Very slightly soiled in French-folded wrappers. Beautiful, mildly erotic illustrations by Martin. .

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        Forest Fire (Uncorrected Proof of the First UK Edition)

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

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        Monuments de l'Égypte Gréco-Romaine Publiés par la Sociéte Royale d'Archeologie d'Alexandrie sous les Auspices de sa Majesté Fouad Premier Roi d'Égypte: Tome Deuxième (Volume II: Part I and II)

      Officine Dell' Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche Bergamo: Officine Dell' Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche, 1930 & 1934. Hardcover. g. 2 volumes. 1930 volume: Folio. 90pp. of text followed by 77pp. of plates. Half vellum over gray boards with black lettering. Discoloration and some staining to spine and boards. Small tear to head and tail of spine. Corners bumped and worn. Top edge gilt. Hinges starting. 1934 volume: Folio. 72pp. of text followed by 122pp. of plates. Paper covered boards with black lettering to cover and spine. Letters on spine faded. Tearing and chipping to backstrip. Foxing to boards, page edges and to spine. Corners bumped. Wear to edges and corners. Small stamp of previous owner to endpaper, blank page and to title page not affecting text. "Terrecotte Figurate Greche E Greco-Egizie Del Museo Di Alessandria." Two wonderful volumes on Greek-Roman, and Egyptian Terra-cotta sculpture from the collections of the "Museo Di Alessandria". The author Evaristo Breccia (1876-1967) was the director of the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria as well as an archaeologist. Illustrated with full page color, b/w and sepia toned plates. Volume I. of this series was published in 1926. Binding on both volumes in fair, internally in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Appointment in Samarra

      NY: Harcourt Brace. (1934). O'Hara's famous first novel, realistically detailing the three-day disintegration of Julian English in O'Hara's invented city of Gibbsville, PA. The nicest copy that we have seen, and probably the nicest copy there is. Fine in a fine, first issue dust jacket. Errata slip present. Appointment in Samarra was named to the Modern Library list of the best 100 novels of the 20th century. A high spot of American literature, an important debut, and a stunning, nearly unbelievable copy. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Seven Gothic Tales.

      Putnam, London 1934. Second impression. Frontispiece by Rex Whistler. 522 pages. Orig. burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. No dust wrappers. Very good++. Spine slightly faded, and some minor signs of use.. First English edition, second impression. The American edition is the true first edition. The author's first book.** Inscribed in Danish by the author on front endpaper: "Til (i.e. "to") Bertha 15 Oktober 1943 fra (i.e. "from") ID". *** Inscribed copies of Karen Blixen's first book are extremely scarce. The American (true) first edition of "Seven Gothic Tales" was published on April 9th 1934, while the British edition came out on September 9th 1934, quickly followed by a second impression. The Danish version, "Syv fantastiske Fortællinger", translated by the author herself, was published on September 25th 1934, also under the pseudonym isak Dinesen. Dinesen was Karen Blixen's original last name, which she changed when marrying Swedish baron Blixen in January 1914. The first name Isak was chosen due to the biblical references: Karen Blixen later declared, that she was fascinated by the Old Testament tale of Sara who laughed when God himself predicted that she would give birth to a son, Isaac ("he who laughs").**** The immediate success of this book, obviously written by a Danish author, caused much stir in Denmark. On April 22nd 1934, the American publisher revealed the true identity of Isak Dinesen. However, this information came out in the Danish press about a week later and caused another sensation. Karen Blixen was world famous from about day 1. Later she used the pseudonym Isak Dinesen in almost all English language editions of her works

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        Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher

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

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      Sociedad Espanola de Amigos del Arte Madrid: Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte. 1934. small folio, cloth, dust jacket. 249, 61 full-page plates, (7) pages.. Text in Spanish. S-K 2022. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies. A scarce history of bookbinding in Spain from the 12th to the 19th century. Some of the 61 full-page plates of bindings are in color; each is protected by a tissue guard. Each of the color plates are tipped-in. These special copies are printed on much better paper and the volume is 50% thicker than the trade edition. The jacket is chipped with small tears. .

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

      London: Constable & Co 1934 London: Constable & Co, [1934]. First edition. 8vo. . Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Near fine copy (front hinge cracking) in a fine (and rare) dust jacket. Morocco ex-libris of John Drinkwater on front pastedown (see below). In cloth slipcase with chemise. Laurence A216 . Inscribed on the half-title: "to John Drinkwater/ G.B. Shaw / his Forerunner. 26th July 1934." Beneath the inscription Drinkwater was written in pencil, "Malvern Festival. JD." Fine association

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      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. First edition. Number 56 of a signed limited edition of 101 copies only. Publisher's half tan calf over buckram-covered boards; gilt label to spine. Top edge gilt. Fore-edges untrimmed. Octavo. Two recent (1962 & 2000) inscriptions to endpaper; light spotting to fore-edges; else a very handsome copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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      Gallimard Paris: Gallimard, (1934). First edition. Softcover. vg. Sm. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated wrappers in original glassine jacket. A delightful book covering various islands of Tahiti, incl. Papeete, Moorea and others. In 1934, the year of publication, Tahiti was not the tourist destination it is today. The wonderful b/w photographs by Roger Parry, who also is the photographer of Banalite, which show people, landscapes and life in this French-Polynesian paradise the way it used to be. Some discoloration, staining and one minor tear to glassine. Text in French. Glassine in good, book in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

      The Crime Club/ Collins 1934. 252,(2) pp. First edition. Publisher's grey cloth with title in black on spine and front board. Front board also with oil lamp and exlibris within circle in black. Some fading to spine and small spot. Small traces of erased pencilmarks front paste down and half-title. Some tiny spots front edge. 18,5 x 12,5 cm.. First edition text in a later Library binding. Last pages with ads for Murder on the Orient Express. The Listerdale Mystery. Lord Edgware Dies

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        Anne Boleyn and Other Poems

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

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        The Book of Tokens: 22 Meditations on the Ageless Wisdom

      Washington, D. C.: Tarota, 1934. First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. 8vo. ix,(1),191pp. Publisher's orange-colored leather embossed flexible cloth binding. Upper board blocked with the title in gilt. Top edge gilt, Ribbon marker. Illustrated with diagrams of the Tarot and with a frontispiece of the Tree of Life. According to the plate on the front pastedown this is one of 81 numbered copies signed by Case. Some stray old tape marks on the endpapers, bookplate, the limitation plate has some soiling from the adhesive used to affix it, else this is a near fine copy. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Ulysses ( First American Edition - Review Copy )

      Random House, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1934. First American Edition / First Printing. States 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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