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        A Handful of Dust

      Chapman & Hall, London,, 1934. Octavo. Original red and black "snakeskin" cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Housed in a crimson quarter morocco solander box. Light sporadic foxing to contents and fore edge, minor crease to the upper board, spine a little rolled, an excellent copy in the tanned and very slightly frayed dust jacket with some very small loss at the corners. First edition, first impression, of the book now widely regarded as his masterpiece.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Handful Of Dust

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1934.. First edition of the author's masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. A near fine copy in the rare dust jacket which shows some wear. Signed by the author. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box. Rare especially in the original dust jacket and signed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        A Handful of Dust

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1934. First Edition, first printing of Waugh's fourth and probably most celebrated novel. 8vo. 348pp + iii publisher's advertisements at rear. Original publisher's familiar red and black decorated cloth, lettered in gold at spine. With a frontispiece illustration by J.D.M.Harvey. Backstrip lightly faded with some light wear to board edges. Several superficial scores to upper board. Some fox spotting throughout. Ghost of partially erased former owner pencilled name to front endpaper. Quite a crisp and bright copy of a very scarce volume, inevitably lacking the almost mythical dust wrapper.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        18 Poems

      London: The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop,, 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt, fore-edge untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Mark along bottom edge of boards, spotting to edges and endpapers with some encroachment to early leaves. A very good copy, scarce thus, in the spotted jacket, rubbed at the extremities with a chip and a tear to head of spine panel. First edition, first impression, first issue. One of 250 copies bound with a flat spine, fore-edge untrimmed, the 1934 integral title page, and the correct dust jacket with the 3/6 price intact. The second issue put out in 1936 varied in all these respects. The author's first collection, published a month after his 20th birthday.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Permit Me Voyage (First Edition, copy belonging to Richard Eberhart)

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket with some shallow chips at the top of the front panel. Poet Richard Eberhart's copy, with his pencil signature on the front endpaper. An attractive example of Agee's fragile first book, a collection of poetry issued in the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        THE SPIRIT OF MAN. AN ANTHOLOGY IN ENGLISH & FRENCH FROM THE PHILOSOPHERS & POETS MADE BY THE POET LAUREATE IN 1915 & DEDICATED BY GRACIOUS PERMISSION TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING

      London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., 1934. Reprint. cloth. Mild foxing, browning to endpapers. Near Fine. Green cloth with approximately 330 pages printed on thin (but strong) India paper. An anthology of inspirational writing first published in 1916 during the First World War. With a SIGNED gift inscription from three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thornton Wilder on the front free endpaper: "Charlotte Lincoln/from Thornton/Jan. 3. 1936." The recipient was evidently a relative, as both Charlotte and Lincoln are Wilder family names. Thornton Wilder's paternal grandparents were Amos Lincoln Wilder and Charlotte Topliff Wilder. His great-grandmother was Lucy Lincoln. Thornton's Wilder's sister was named Charlotte, and he had at least one other close family member (an aunt) by that name. Our research indicates the Lincoln in "Charlotte Lincoln" was probably a middle name, since the Wilders often used family surnames as middle names. Thornton Wilder's middle name, for example was Niven, his mother's maiden name. Beyond that, we were unable to pinpoint exactly which relative "Charlotte Lincoln" was from Wilder's large family.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        COLLECTED POEMS 1921-1931 WITH A PREFACE BY WALLACE STEVENS

      New York: The Objectivist Press, 1934.. Reddish cloth, paper spine label. Usual slight toning of endsheets, otherwise a very nice copy, in very good dust jacket with small snag and a bit of tanning to the spine panel. First edition of Williams's first "collected" edition, issued in an edition of five hundred copies under the auspices of this important poets' collective. In spite of the relatively large edition, a somewhat less than common book. WALLACE A15.

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        MICKEY MOUSE WADDLE BOOK

      1934. 1. DISNEY,WALT. MICKEY MOUSE WADDLE BOOK. NY: Blue Ribbon (1934). 4to, pictorial boards, near fine in dust wrapper. THIS COPY INCLUDES THE 4 WADDLE FIGURES UNPUNCHED, THE RAMP AND THE PICTORIAL BAND THAT GOES AROUND THE RAMP! (brass fasteners in plastic envelope and instructions for assembling ramp are in xeroxed format). This is the first ever "waddle" book in which die-cut figures can be assembled into full three dimensional color figures. When attached to their legs with the brass pieces included, the figures can actually move down the ramp without contrivances! Instructions for assembling the figures are in the rear. Included are Mickey, Minnie, Pluto (the dog) and Tanglefoot (the horse). The book is illustrated by the Disney Studios with color endpapers, 12 bright full color illustrations and many b&w's. This is a Disney book of the utmost rarity with few copies surviving with the waddles intact.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The School for Scandal

      Oxford: Limited Editions Club,, 1934. With an Introduction by Carl van Doren and Hand-Coloured Etchings by Rene Ben Sussan. Tall octavo (285 × 175 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, morocco corners cut in geometric design, spine gilt in compartments with floral design and red onlays, green and white patterned sides, red silk endpapers, top edge gauffered in a floral pattern of gilt, red, and green, other edges untrimmed. 16 hand-coloured etchings by René Ben Sussan. Rubbed at extremities, spine and corners faded, very occasional light spots to contents. An excellent copy. First René Ben Sussan edition. One of 1500 numbered copies signed by the artist on the limitation leaf.

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        REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST. (A la Recherche du Temps Perdu). Swann's way; Within a budding grove; The Guermantes way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet cheat gone; The past recaptured.... With an introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch

      Random House. New York. 1934. MODERN LIBRARY EDITION. The seven works in two volumes, as issued. 8vo. (8.6 x 6 inches). Volume one - xv, 1411pp, Volume two - vi,1124pp. Finely bound in recent leather bindings of full red morocco. Spines with five raised bands. The compartments are ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Aside from a neat repair to one small (about 1.5 inch) closed tear, without any loss, to the half title page of volume one, this is a fine set in attractive leather bindings.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        I, Claudius: From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Emperor of the Romans born BC 10 murdered and deified AD 54

      London: Arthur Baker, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. A masterpiece of historical fiction, ranked in some surveys as one of the best novels of the twentieth century. In very good condition in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Light spotting to boards and light wear to edges. Previous ownerÕs bookplate to front pastedown and note in pencil to front free endpaper. There is offsetting from an article that is no longer present on the front endpaper and front flap of the jacket. Minor foxing to endpapers. There is a foldout family tree at the rear of the book. In blue illustrated dust jacket with white title to spine and front panel. The jacket is in three pieces with small chips to the spine ends, edges, and hinges. Browning to spine of jacket. A nice copy despite noted wear. 494 pages. LIT/052511. Very good in a good dust jacket.

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        THE MAKING OF AMERICANS: The Hersland Family

      New York:: Harcourt, Brace and Co.. (1934). First abridged edition of her first novel, written in 1911 and first published in 1925. SIGNED by Stein on endpaper. The book was originally published in Paris in 1925 in an edition of 500 copies, of which 100 sets of sheets were sent to America and bound by Boni & Liveright in 1926. Abridged and edited by Bernard Fay for this "popular" edition. Spine somewhat darkened, and small tape mark on endpaper, otherwise very good to fine in dust jacket with a 1 1/2 x 1-inch chip at top of front panel and other small chips and edgewear. No lettering affected.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Lysistrata. Etchings by Pablo PICASSO

      NY: Limited Editions Club, 1934, first Picasso edition, one of 1500 numbered copies signed by Pablo Picasso, illustrated with 6 original hors-texte etchings and numerous woodcut reproductions in sanguine. Paper over boards in the chemise and slipcase; the book is flawless, clean and bright, no imperfections; the spine of chemise faded to a lighter blue, as usual; slipcase with minor expert repairs, not broken like in vast majority of copies; overall a superb copy. References: Monod 459; Cramer 24; Skira 294, plate 68; Bloch 267-272; ”The Artist & The Book” 226; Geiser/Baer 387-392; Matarasso 22; Rauch 56; Minotaure (1933); Kornfeld 152/138; MoMA 164. Provenance: 1) Christie's NY.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        D'ACI I D'ALLA

      A. Lopez Llausaa D'Aci i d'alla'. Magazine trimestral. Director: Carles Soldevilla. Complete four numbers of 1934 bounded in cloth binder. It include the special Christmass number dedicated to the art of 20th century, of which Miro designed the front cover, also in the book, and the rare color pochoire : Figures davant el mar, expecially made for this number. Very good. Reg: Cramer II.

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        LA RICERCA SCIENTIFICA. Ed il progresso tecnico nell'economia nazionale.

      In-8, bross. (tracce d'uso, con timbro). Rivista quindicinale, nata nel 1930, diretta dal Segretario Generale del "Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche", Ugo Frascherelli. Di questa rivista offriamo "5 annate complete" (24 numeri per anno), "dal 1934 al 1938" - periodo di straordinaria importanza per la ricerca scientifica in Italia. Vi sono contenuti "in prima edizione" gli scritti di ENRICO FERMI e della SCUOLA DI VIA PANISPERNA, a partire dalla "scoperta della radioattività provocata da bombardamento di neutroni" (lettera del 25 marzo 1934), fino al testo su "azione del boro sui neutroni caratteristici dello iodio" (17 ottobre 1938), e infine l'intervista da lui concessa l'11 novembre 1938, in occasione del conferimento del Nobel per la Fisica. Fermi, dopo il soggiorno a Stoccolma per ritirare il premio, proseguirà direttamente per gli Stati Uniti e farà ritorno in Italia soltanto nel 1949. Qui di seguito elenchiamo gli scritti (lettere alla Direzione): "Radioattività provocata da bombardamento di neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. I), pp. 283 e 330/331 (Fermi) - 452/453 e 652/653 (E. Amaldi, O. D'Agostino, E. Fermi, F. Rasetti, E. Segré). - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 21/22 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, Rasetti, Segré) - pp. 467/470 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, B. Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). - 1935 (vol. I), pp. 123/125 - 435/437 e 581/584 (Amaldi, D'Agostino, Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). "Sulla possibilità di produrre elementi di numero atomico maggiore di 92" in: - 1934 (vol.I), pp. 536/537 (Fermi, Rasetti, D'Agostino). "Azione di sostanze idrogenate sulla radioattività provocata da neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 282/283 (Fermi, Amaldi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti, Segré). "Effetto di sostanze idrogenate sulla radioattività provocata da neutroni" in: - 1934 (vol. II), pp. 380/381 (Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti). "Sull'assorbimento dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1935 (vol. II), pp. 344/347 e 443/447 (Amaldi e Fermi). - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 56/59 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sul cammino libero medio dei neutroni nella paraffina" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 223/225 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sui gruppi di neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 310/313 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sulle proprietà di diffusione dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 393/395 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sopra l'assorbimento e la diffusione dei neutroni lenti" in: - 1936 (vol. I), pp. 454/503 (Amaldi e Fermi). "Sul moto dei neutroni nelle sostanze idrogenate" in: - 1936 (vol. II), pp. 13/52 (Fermi). "Un generatore artificiale di neutroni" in: - 1937 (vol. II), pp. 40/43 (Amaldi, Fermi, Rasetti). "Azione del boro sui neutroni caratteristici dello iodio" in: - 1938 (vol. II), pp. 472/473 (Fermi e Rasetti). - 1938 (vol. II), "Intervista con Enrico Fermi", pp. 638/639. Tutta la raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in 5 custodie (tit. oro su tassello al dorso), con astucci.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Svenska kulturbilder. I-XII + Ny följd I-XII.

      Skoglunds bokförlag, 1934-38. 24 delar i 12 volymer, ca 4000 s. Illustrerade i svartvitt och färg. Förlagets gulddekorerade helskinnband. Helt guldsnitt. Främre omslagen medbundna. I mycket gott skick

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        Bayside, Douglas Manor and Douglaston: Vol. 12 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens

      Sanborn Map Company New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1934. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 91 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Medium tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes part of Auburndale and Little Neck, the border to Nassau County, Fort Totten, Clearview Golf Course, and the Horace Harding/Clearview Expressways Interchange. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.

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      8,7x12,8cm 1934 Brevkort, 8,7x12,8cm. I tillegg til den trykte teksten har Sigrid Undset skrevet følgende personlige hilsen datert 16. Januar 1934: "Fräulein Jolanda Poltéra, Zürich, Mit den besten wünschen für ihre Arbeit Ihre ergebene Sigrid Undset"

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        The Constant Mistress.

      With engravings by Eric Gill. The Golden Cockerel Press 1934. Number 150 of 300 copies. Signed by Enid Clay and Eric Gill. 40,(1) pp. Publishers clothbacked boards with paper label on spine. Upper part of boards a bit sunned. A piece of the green paper on back board is torn off (15x30mm). 22,5 x 15 cm.. Signed by author and artist

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        History of the Discovery of Photography

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

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        Japanese Goblin Poetry, Rendered into English

      by.. and Illustrated by his own Drawings, compiled by his Son Kazuo Koizumi, First Edition, limited to 500 numbered copies, 46, (4)pp very large folio on heavy uncut paper with mounted plates, original buckram backed blue decorative cloth (a Japanese futon design) with yellow paper printed labels on both boards, an excellent copy still with its original card slip case (this rather worn), Tokyo, Oyama, 1934. Published in commemoration of Hearn's death 20 years before - and an excellent example of fine printing.

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        Paideia. Die Formung des griechischen Menschen. 3 Bde.

      Berlin & Leipzig, Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1934, 1944 & 1947. Lex 8vo. 3 original blue full cloth w. gilt lettering to spines and to front board of volume one. Spines a bit sunned, hinges of volume one weak, hinges of volumes two and three restored w. new endpapers A nice and clean copy. (8), 513, (3); (8), 418; (8), 462 pp.. The first edition (of all three volumes) of Jaeger's seminal "three-volume history of the Greek mind" (his own words), which came to hugely influence the study of Greek culture and civilization as well as modern philosophy and political thought. Few other modern works within the field of classics and philology have had an impact comparable to this classic of the twentieth century.The German-born classicist Werner Wilhelm Jaeger (1888-1961) was educated at the Universities of Marburg and Berlin, and from the latter he received a Ph.D. for his dissertation on the Metaphysics of Aristotle, a work which landed him the professorship and Nietzsche's chair at the University of Basel, -without having written his Habilitationsschrift! In 1921, Jaeger settled in Berlin, which he had to leave in 1936 because of Hitler, and he immigrated to America, where he stayed for the rest of his life. Here he became professor, first at the University of Chicago, and in 1939 at Harvard University. Jaeger had written and published the first volume of his main work "Paideia, The Idols of Greek Culture" a couple of years before he left Germany, and in America he finished the last two volumes of this massive philosophical and political work on education, culture and the ideals that formed Greek civilization in ancient Greece. Under the name of "Paideia", the cultural nature of education is traced from Homer to Demosthenes in the hope of giving back the values of the ancient Greeks to 20th century Europe, which according to Jaeger was dominated by decadence and cultural decline. After the appearance of Jeager's work, the concept of "Paideia" became hugely influential among critics of educational systems, and the work in general has moulded the way that modern man understood the culture of the ancient Greeks as well as his own. The work has had a deep impact on several fields, ranging from philosophy and politics to sociology, classics etc. It is rare to find all three volumes together in first editions

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        Une semaine de bonté ou les sept éléments capitaux. Roman.

      Mit 35; 27; 44; 28 und 48 Collagen von Max Ernst. Violette, grüne, rote, blaue und gelbe Originalbroschuren in Schuber mit Deckel- und Rückentitel. 5 Hefte. Bolliger 9, 484. - Brusberg 35.B. - Hugues-P. 11. - Spies, Collagen 367-452. - Originalausgabe. - Das bedeutenste Collagenwerk von Max Ernst. - Nr. 731 von 800 Exemplaren auf Navarre. - 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'ile de paques. Vendredi, élément: la vue, exemple: L'interieur de la vue. - samedi, l'élément: inconnu, exemple: La clé des chants. Jedes Heft ist einem Wochentag und einem 'Element' gewidmet. Exemplar der ca. 1947 hergestellten Bindequote, im Format leicht kleiner. Die Farbqualität der Heftumschläge bzw. des Schubers wesentlich verbessert. - Sehr schönes Exemplar in einheitlicher Numerierung.

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        Autograph letter, signed

      Amherst, 1934. Single sheet measuring 6 1/8 by 8 inches. Addressed to Mr. Cutler, who was the principal of Athol High School in Massachusetts. Dated November 14, 1934, Frost appears to be responding to Cutler's request for a lecture, which he declines due to "being sent south for my health," though he adds that "(t)he health is no very serious matter but serious enough for caution." Although overtly a standard reply, there is a great deal of biographical subtext at play in this letter. A month or so after this letter, Elinor Frost wrote to her friend Edith Fobes, noting that "(w)e are here in the South on Robert's account. He is hoping to avoid one of those grippe and rheumatic infections that he has suffered from the last two winters." Ironically, though, it was Elinor who was suffering the most during this time, as 1934 also marked the year in which the Frosts' youngest daughter, Marjorie, died from complications during the birth of her first child. In the same letter to Fobes, Elinor wrote that she had suffered "a severe attack of angina," which, she reported, "is added to the other heart complications." These would eventually lead to her death from a heart attack in March, 1938. A fine letter, with the original holograph envelope.

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        WIZARD OF OZ WADDLE BOOK

      1934. 1. BAUM,L.FRANK. WIZARD OF OZ WADDLE BOOK. NY: Blue Ribbon (1934). 4to, cloth, fine in sl. frayed dw with a few mends. 1st ed., 1st state. Illustrated with 8 color plates (HG p.35-6). THIS COPY INCLUDES THE 6 WADDLE FIGURES ALL OF WHICH ARE UNPUNCHED, THE RAMP AND THE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BAND THAT GOES AROUND THE RAMP! Enclosed in the original pictorial envelope are the ramp and fasteners. A few Waddle pieces are neatly reinforced at creases). The "waddle" book is designed with die-cut figures that can be assembled into full three dimensional color figures. When the figures are assembled using the metal fasteners they can actually move down the ramp without contrivances! Instructions for assembling the figures are in the rear. Included are Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Wizard and the Lion. The book is illustrated by Denslow. This is a Baum book of the utmost rarity with few copies surviving with the waddles intact and few are known with waddles unpunched.

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        The Challenge to Liberty (Signed First Edition)

      Charles Scribner's Sons New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author and former president on the front endpaper: "The Complements of Herbert Hoover." Near Fine in an about Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. Spine lightly faded, with offsetting on the front endpaper, and the Herbert Hoover postage stamp on the front pastedown. Jacket spine has just a hint of toning, with a tiny splash and a small sticker shadow to the front panel. A bright, lovely copy.

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        Call it Sleep

      New York: Robert O. Ballou 1934 New York: Robert O. Ballou, [1934]. First edition of his first book. 8vo. . Original blue cloth. Near fine copy in the scarce first state dust jacket (chipped, spine panel defective with loss of bottom third and partial loss of title at head) . Roth's novel of ghetto life on the Lower East Side of New York

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        Gebrauchsgraphik: International Advertising Art - Twenty-Four Issues

      Frensel Und Engelbrecher. Berlin. Frensel Und Engelbrecher. 1931-1934. Bound in pictorial wrappers. 4to. 9.25" x 12.25 Profusely illustrated throughout by chromolithographs, colour and monochrome plates - many tipped-in, illustrations en texte, drawings,die cuts, etc. reproducing period advertising from a myriad of international sources." Gebrauchsgraphik, Monatschrift zur Förderung künst-lerischer Reklame (Commercial Graphics, Monthly Magazine for Promoting Art in Advertising), which was published in Berlin from 1924 until 1944,was the leading voice of the Avant-Garde influence on the European Commercial Art and Advertising industries before World War II. In the thirties, all roads led through Berlin, and Gebrauchsgraphik spotlighted all of the aesthetic trends fermenting in Europe -- Art Deco and Surrealism from Paris, Constructivism from Moscow, Futurist Fascism from Rome, De Stijl and Dutch typography from Amsterdam, and of course the spreading influence of the Dessau Bauhaus. A journal that was truly international in scope ,all articles and cutlines are presented in both German and English.The thirties were the Golden Age for European Poster Art and Gebrauchsgraphik was in the perfect place to showcase all the latest and greatest trends and rising artists for the rest of the world. Gebrauchsgraphik was an incredibly influential journal and agenda setter, utilizing the latest printing and press technologies which often included custom colors, bound-in samples and advertising fold-outs, foil stamps, die-cuts and other special finishing effects." - Randall Ross. Founded by Professor H K Frensel , Gebrauchsgraphik followed his concept that advertising should be a positive force in society through the development and presentation of innovative graphics. The magazine never espoused any specific philosophy but was open to all design directions executed to the highest standards of craftsmanship.Today, Gebrauchsgraphik is regarded as a rare and most desirable source for the appreciation and display of pure Art Deco Graphic Arts. Most issues present with moderate wear and rubbing to covers with some short tears, soiling, small dampstains etc. Issues range from Good to Very Good.

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