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        A Picture Map of Cape Ann and the North Shore. Essex County Massachusetts

      Boston.: Houghton Mifflin Co.. Copyright 1934.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 27 3/4 x 34 inches on sheet size 29 x 35 inches, folding as issued into color pictorial envelope, 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Map in fine condition. Envelope is very worn with paper loss at edges, A scarce pictorial map of Cape Ann and the North Shore by Errol Goff with little pictographs and text highlighting places of historical interest. In addition, the scattered comic and fantastical images suggest the influence of MacDonald Gill's Wonderground Map of 1914 and the pictorial maps by Clarke and Olsen published by Houghton Mifflin in 1926. For example, the sea serpent reminds one of the serpent that represents the Serpentine on Gill's map of London. The numbered vignette images in the decorative border refer to historical places on the map. There are inset maps of Newburyport, Ipswich Town, Rockport, Salem, and Gloucester. WorldCat locates this map at five east coast libraries (OCLC Number: 13854856). .

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        China As She Is: A Comprehensive Album, 1934

      Shanghai: The Liang You Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd., 1934 - Small folio, 33*23*5.5cm, wt:3.4kg. 474+ pages. Top edge gilt. Photographs cover 23 provinces. Profusely illustrated with tipped in colour plates protected by tissue guards, numerous photo plates, charts, diagrams and maps. Text in both English & Chinese. General wear to outer covers. Inner hinges repaired and strengthened with tape. Edges of a couple of pages slightly chipped. Overall a good copy with complete pages, charts and plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pirates of Venus - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1934. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in the blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with lightly rubbed extremities in Fine dust-jacket. End papers decorated with the map of Venus (Amtor) drawn by Burroughs. Zeuschner 406 ; "If a female figure in a white shroud enters your bedchamber at midnight on the thirteenth day of this month, answer this letter; otherwise do not." .

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        Time I Was Dead. Pages from My Autobigraphy

      London, Eyre & Spottiswoode (Publishers) Limited,, 1934. Quarto. Original quarter red morocco with red cloth boards, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt. Spine faded, boards a little darkened, light foxing to fore edge. First edition, first impression. Signed limited edition. Limited to 100 copies of which this is number 59 signed by Cecil Aldin

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        A handwritten letter with 3 signed photos

      1934. Marie's paternal grandmother was Queen Victoria, and her maternal grandfather was Tsar Alexander II. She married Prince Ferdinand of Romania in 1897 and became Queen in 1914, retaining the title until her death in 1937, even after the accession of her son (Carol II) to the throne. In 1925 she became the first reigning monarch to adopt the Baha'i faith. She published many books, both novels and illustrated childrens' stories, including a 3-volume autobiography. In short, a fascinating and important person. This letter was written July 1st, 1934 from Balcic Castle, which Marie made her personal estate in her later years. It was in response to a letter written by Helen McKinley, of Parchment Michigan; the family no longer knows the contents of the letter Helen wrote, but it was apparently well received: "Dear Mrs. McKinley, I was very touched by your letter. I receive very many about my book but I cannot answer most of them. But your words were so sincere and I am so glad to know that my story has been such a pleasure to many and to you in particular, who have weary months of illness and loss to endure..." at this time the second and third volumes were not yet published. The letter is entirely handwritten on 3 pages of stationery with a royal blindstamp (a crown above a cross). As was Marie's habit, it is written lightly and thickly, so that the India ink looks grey-blue. Signed "Marie" at the end. Also, the original envelope is hand-addressed by Marie and postmarked "Balcic. 4Jul34"; and 3 postcard photographs are included, signed "Marie" on the front and annotated on the rear. One shows Marie ascending the steps to her 'Tenha Yuvah', a chapel she built on the Black Sea; another depicts a younger Marie in Romanian peasants' dress; the third, a much younger Marie in her coronation robes. Also included is a collection of articles clipped from Michigan newspapers mentioning the letter, which was a big event in Parchment at the time.. Signed.

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        AMERICA & ALFRED STIEGLITZ. A COLLECTIVE PORTRAIT

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor edgewear particularly at the head of the spine which is a little sunned and rubbed. About Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. 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.

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        The common sense of nudism

      London : T. W. Laurie Ltd, 1934. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 165 p : front., plates ; 19 cm. Subjects: Nudism. Sun-baths. Notes: English nudist and sun-bathing societies: their policies and aims: p. 159-162. The antiquity of nudity - The evolution of clothing - Sex and nudity. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.

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        Waiting For Nothing

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition. Octavo. Original orange cloth boards, lettered in black; dustjacket; black top-stain; 188p. A clean, tight copy, on the better side of Very Good, in the exceedingly scarce dustjacket. Jacket with fading to spine; chip at crown (costing author's first name); perforations at flap-folds; just Very Good. Despite the flaws, easily the best copy we have handled of a book we have searched continuously for for nearly fifteen years. & & A quintessential novel of the Great Depression, and a masterpiece of understated desperation, written by a West Virginia drifter who famously scribbled his story down on scrap paper scrounged on the streets, in boxcars, and in hobo jungles. The novel was highly praised upon publication, but Kromer never mustered another book-length work; he died, tubercular and forgotten, in a West Virginia sanatorium. HANNA 2059. RIDEOUT p.297.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        La Chaumière indienne. Illustrée de 40 bois originaux de Jacques Boullaire. Précédée de Bernardin de St Pierre ou les complications de la naïveté par Gabriel Brunet. Avec 12 bois gravés de Pierre Gandon

      Paris: Société des Cinquante de Lyon, 1934. Livre. Illus. by Jacques Boullaire ; Pierre Gandon. Très bon. Couverture souple. Petit In-4. Paris, Les Cinquante, 1934. 26 x 20 cm, petit in-4, 129 pp. (+ 5 pp.) + suite des bois de Boullaire (41 bois sur 32 ff.) + suite des bois de Pierre Gandon (13 bois sur 8 ff.) + 1 bois de Boullaire sur une page volante non repris dans le texte ni dans les suites, impression en noir et vert, broché, couverture rempliée en "papier en fibres d'avoah fabriqué à la main par la tribu malgache des Anteïmours, à Volupens (Madagascar)" et imprimée en vert, chemise en toile à motif fleuri, pièce de titre en maroquin au dos, étui en toile à motif fleuri. Tirage limité à 50 exemplaires sur vieux Japon, seul papier. Le nôtre non numéroté mais justifié "exemplaire d'essai" et enrichi d'un bois de Boullaire. Superbe exemplaire malgré étui et dos de la chemise brunis. (Monod, 1437).

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        Eigenhändiger Brief,

      mit Ort (Wien, XIX Strassergasse 47), Datum (4. X. 1934) sowie Unterschrift. - Ein vorderseitig beschriebenes Blatt. An eine nicht genannte Dame. Teilt der Empfängerin mit, dass sich die Briefe der letzten Jahre auf dem Boden der Stadtwohnung befinden, der verschlossen und augenblicklich nicht zugänglich sei. Sie bittet noch etwas Geduld zu haben und gibt an, erst in ungefähr 2 Wochen Auskunft geben zu können, was sie gefunden habe. Am Ende übermittelt sie neben ihrem, auch einen Gruß ihres Vaters. - Anna Freud (1895 - 1982) war das jüngste der sechs Kinder Sigmund Freuds. Für ihren Vater war sie Sekretärin und Assistentin, organisierte seine Auftritte, pflegte den Krebskranken Freud und vertrat ihn auf Kongressen. Nach einer Lehranalyse bei ihrem Vater wurde sie selbst als Psychoanalytikerin tätig. Anna Freud gilt als Mitbegründerin der Kinderpsychoanalyse. - Das Blatt mit leichten Spuren ehemaliger Längs- und Querfaltung, ansonsten tadelloser Zustand. Briefe von Anna Freud welche noch zu Lebzeiten ihres Vaters und vor der Emigration nach England geschrieben wurden, tauchen nur äußerst selten im Handel auf. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Lex.-8° (27 x 21,2 cm), lose in Graphikhülle.

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        Goodbye Mr. Chips

      London: Hodder, Stoughton, 1934. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Bip Pares. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Complete Genealogy of the Wu Family in Lingnan of South China. Fifteen Volumes Complete

      Privately Printed, 1934 - First edition,first printing. Large quarto,31.3*18.4*13.5cm. 15 volumes complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Murder on the Orient Express

      London: for the Crime Club by W. Collins Sons & Co Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

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        I, Claudius [together with] Claudius the God

      London: Arthur Barker,, 1934. 2 volumes, octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets, volume II with the original Book Society wraparound band. Folding diagram to volume I, 2 folding diagrams to volume II. Cloth of volume I mottled. A very good copy in the price-clipped jacket that is lightly rubbed at the extremities with a few nicks and tanning of the spine panel and lower panel. Volume II with a few small spots to endpapers. An excellent copy in the dust jacket with mild rubbing along the edges, a closed tear to the upper panel, and toning of the spine panel and lower panel. First editions, first impressions. An attractive set of these classic novels comprising the fictionalised autobiography of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Claudius.

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        RICHARD WAGNER'S RING OF THE NIBELING IN A SERIES OF BLOCKPRINTS BY STEPHEN de HOSPODAR. [Original Art]

      Los Angeles:: Privately Printed,, 1934. Fine. COMPLETE SERIES OF TEN WOOD BLOCK PRINTS. EACH TITLED, NUMBERED AND PENCIL SIGNED BY THE ARTIST STEPHEN DE HOSPODAR. Each print is numbered 92/100 and measures 10.8" by 9" with the images varying from 5.5" by 4.5" to 8.1" by 9.8". The prints are Fine and each has a thin mat. They are housed in the original two color printed folder which is mildly toned. The foreword and notes are on the inside rear of the folio size folder.

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        THE MIME OF MICK NICK AND THE MAGGIES. A FRAGMENT FROM WORK IN PROGRESS

      The Hague: The Servire Press; New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1934. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES on Old Antique Dutch (this is copy # 631). (There were also 29 special signed copies on Japon.). Softcover. Also Pristine, Unopened, and with Original Glassine. 241 x 162 mm (9 1/2 x 6 3/8"). 4 p.l. (first blank), 77, [3] pp. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 1,000 COPIES on Old Antique Dutch (this is copy # 631). (There were also 29 special signed copies on Japon.). Plain paper wrappers in white dust jacket, front cover with design by Lucia Joyce printed in blue and silver, blue titling on front cover and spine, ENTIRELY UNOPENED. With the very rare original glassine and housed in a (slightly worn) brown cardboard slipcase. With opening initial and tailpiece designed by Lucia Joyce. Slocum & Cahoon A-43. Glassine a little wrinkled, one corner just lightly bumped, otherwise A PRISTINE COPY. This is another fragment from "Finnegans Wake," beautifully printed in Holland on thick paper using an unusually large, round, and vaguely Medieval typeface. Our copy could hardly be in better condition--as close to mint as one could hope to find, and with all original components. Joyce's daughter Lucia (1907-82) was diagnosed with schizophrenia when in her early twenties and was permanently institutionalized by 1935. She had desperately tried, and failed, to become a dancer, and Joyce was determined to find a new artistic outlet for her, believing it would be therapeutic. He hit upon the design of ornamental capitals like this one, and even went so far as to give publishers the money to pay her for her work.

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        41 Charles Street. An original watercolor and gouache on paper by Bishop, 6 7/8" wide x 8 1/4" high, circa 1935

      Benton 3. After graduating from Vassar College in June 1934, Bishop moved to NYC where Mary McCarthy had found an apartment for her to rent at 16 Charles Street in Greenwich Village. Bishop lived there for a year, and later described her life during this period, and her work at a correspondence school for aspiring writers, in her essay "The U.S.A. School of Writing". On July 29, 1935, Bishop sailed for Europe for an extended Continental tour with her friends Louise Crane and Margaret Miller, returning to the United States in June 1936. Bishop's year in New York was the first in a series of intermittent but unhappy attempts to live in the city. By the fall of 1951, just before sailing for South America, she told Joe Summers: "I'll never try to live in New York again." - Remembering Elizabeth Bishop. An Oral Biography. Edited by Gary Fountain and Peter Brazeau. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1994), p. 126. The brick townhouse at 41 Charles Street no longer exists

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        The PONY EXPRESS COURIER, Telling the Story of California and the Old Trails. Vols 1 - 14, 17 - 18.

      1934 - 1952, Placerville: 1934 - Illustrated. A wonderful resource for students of Western America- within are personal reminiscences, interviews with those that lived the "West", etc., etc. 1st book with abrasion to rear board. Paper yellowing, as usual. Withal, a VG+ to Nr Fine set. Custom bound in blue "marbled" cloth with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board. Small Folio. 13-3/4" x 10-1/2". 1st appearance. 16 [of 18] volumes in 8 books. Most issues 16 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manchoukuo: A Pictorial Record/ Le Mandchoukouo: Chronique Illustree

      Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good hardback in rubbed and edgeworn, but attractive jacket that has a long closed tear to the rear panel at the joint. Previous owner's blindstamp on title page, ink number 169 on title page and preface page, otherwise internally fine. Text in parallel English and French. wb

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        Tropic of Cancer (First Edition)

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1934. First French Edition, and correct first. Miller's best known book, a surreal and sexual picaresque through Lost Generation Paris, banned as obscene in the United States- a ban that was removed only after a landmark Supreme Court decision 30 years after the original French publication.& & Very Good in illustrated wrappers with French flaps. Humorous gift inscription in pencil to the front endpaper. Wrappers lightly toned and soiled, vertical cracks to the spine, and touch of loss to the crown, and some professional restoration and repair. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box.

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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips

      Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1934. First American Edition and true 1st hardcover edition of this book. Price of $1.25 front flap, title page date 1934, copyright page states copyright 1934, published June 1934. Very Good Plus book, period bookstore sticker front pastedown, 2 pages small corner crease bottom corner, light foxing to page block edges, and spine a bit age-toned, in a beautiful Very Near Fine dustjacket with tiny creases at top edges of spine and flap folds. The American 1st edition was published in June 1934, and by the time the Hodder & Stoughton British hardcover was published in Oct. 1934, Little Brown had already published its106th thousand copy. Previous to the hardcover publications, it had been published as a supplement for an English newspaper and by the Atlantic Magazine. Having benefited from Little Brown's success with the book, the H & S 1st printing would have been much larger than Little Brown's, and indeed, the LB 1st is much the scarcer of the two. Filmed twice, the 1939 film was directed by Sam Wood, winning a Best Actor Oscar for Robert Donat and garnering six other Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Greer Garson. The 1969 film was directed by Herbert Ross, starred Peter O'Toole, Petula Clarke and Michael Redgrave, and garnered two Oscar nominations. "Good-bye, Mr. Chips" was also made into a 1984 TV mini-series and a 2002 TV series. A truly gorgeous copy, and quite SCARCE. Pictures are available upon request. . First American Edition. Cloth. Very Good Plus/Very Near Fine.

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        Tender Is The Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For the unknown, unmet parents of Clare (note: double underlined). Knowing her, I hope you will find something to like in this present. Best wishes, F. Scott Fitzgerald". A very good copy with some wear to the crown and foot of the spine, extremities of the cloth and hinges cracked. In a very good unrestored first issue dust jacket that has some chips and inner strengthening. Housed in a custom clamshell box. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in a friend's copy of Tender Is the Night, "If you liked The Great Gatsby, for God's sake read this. Gatsby was a tour de force but this is a confession of faith." Set in the South of France in the decade after World War I, Tender Is the Night is the story of a brilliant and magnetic psychiatrist named Dick Diver; the bewitching, wealthy, and dangerously unstable mental patient, Nicole, who becomes his wife; and the beautiful, harrowing ten-year pas de deux they act out along the border between sanity and madness. Tender Is the Night is also the most intensely, even painfully, autobiographical of Fitzgerald's novels; it smolders with a dark, bitter vitality because it is so utterly true. This account of a caring man who disintegrates under the twin strains of his wife's derangement and a lifestyle that gnaws away at his sense of moral values offers an authorial cri de coeur, while Dick Diver's downward spiral into alcoholic dissolution is an eerie portent of Fitzgerald's own fate. F. Scott Fitzgerald literally put his soul into Tender Is the Night, and the novel's lack of commercial success upon its initial publication in 1934 shattered him. He would die six years later without having published another novel, and without knowing that Tender Is the Night would come to be seen as perhaps his masterpiece. In Mabel Dodge Luhan's words, it raised him to the heights of "a modern Orpheus." Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 greatest novels of the twentieth century.

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        'T. E. Lawrence' - In Arabia and After (T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia)

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1934. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. About Fine/Near Fine. Red cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt onto top board and spine, publisher's device blind stamped onto bottom board, top edge stained red, 8vo (8-5/8 inches tall), pp. 454, illustrations, B&W photos (some by Lawrence), maps (most are fold-out), Index. Volume about fine with slight bow to bottom board and faint toning to text block. Price-intact DJ has just a touch of soil to rear panel, insignificant edge wear and a little fading to green bars on spine. A scarce first printing of this famous biography, still in it's original and unsophisticated DJ.

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        Cantiere (Il). Settimanale di cultura politica.

      Edito da Il Saggiatore (stampa: Arti Grafiche Zamperini & Lorenzini) 1934-1935 in folio ogni fascicolo consta di un bifolio per pp. 4, stampato in b.n. con vignetta centrale in prima pagina. ?Brillante e agguerrita rivista polemica di pensiero politico, diretta da due giovani, Domenico Catrella e Giorgio Granata, e con una giovane redazione. Pubblicata dal nr. I,1 del 3 marzo ?34 al nr. II,24 del 15 giugno ?35, per un totale di 63 fascicoli. Cfr. La stampa periodica romana durante il fascismo, nr. 945. Il settimanale eredita l?esperienza de «Il Saggiatore» (Roma, 1930-33) e di «Orpheus» (Milano, 1932-33) ? i cui direttori, Enzo Paci e Luciano Anceschi, andranno a costituire la ?redazione milanese? de «Il Cantiere» ? collocandosi sul fronte del fascismo critico e rivoluzionario. Dai suoi articoli emerge la temperie generazionale dell?anti-idealismo gentiliano, rifiutato a favore di posizioni orientate al pragmatismo e al positivismo. Particolare attenzione è riservata al tema del lavoro: «Il Cantiere» sposerà la causa del corporativismo sindacale, andando ad assumere toni e posizioni sempre meno conciliabili con la linea politica del partito, fino alla chiusura forzata. Attenzione è dedicata anche alla politica europea. Tra gli altri collaboratori: Roberto Ducci, Romano Bilenchi, Bruno Romani, Alberto Mondadori, Velso Mucci, Roberto Pavese (il direttore de «L?Universale»), Remo Cantoni, Fausto M. Bongioanni, Pierre Andreu della ?Giovane Francia?, Giacomo Etna, Eugenio Galvano, Massimo Cimino, Domenico Bartoli, Sigfrido Wolfango, Gherardo Casini, Mario Champ, Giuseppe Tramarollo. Ogni fascicolo è pregiato da una bella illustrazione in prima pagina di [Guglielmo] Serafini, che utilizza con versatilità il disegno al tratto, il fotomontaggio e a volte entrambe le tecniche. Straordinaria collezione di tutto il pubblicato in fascicoli sciolti in ottime condizioni. Estremamente rara.

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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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        18 Poems

      London: The Sunday Referee and The Parton Bookshop, , 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Small bump to upper joint, contents faintly toned in the margins. A very good copy in the rubbed, dulled, and tanned jacket with some spotting, nicks, and short splits, closed tears to the upper spine fold, and tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression, first issue. One of 250 copies bound with a flat spine, fore edges 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 of poetry.

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        The Quest for Corvo

      London: Cassell & Co. Ltd.,, 1934. An experiment in biography. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine blue on yellow ground, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. 3 illustrations from photographs and a facsimile sample of Rolfe's handwriting. Lower corner bumped, cloth slightly mottled, spotting to top edge of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and tanned spine panel. First edition, first impression. With the author's calligraphic signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "E. M. Forster with sincere admiration and affection for his writings, A. J. Symons 1939", and with Forster's bookplate to the same page. The Quest for Corvo was the "brilliantly evocative account of how he established the facts surrounding the life and literary career of Baron Corvo (Frederick Rolfe), the eccentric homosexual writer. The book took the form of a detective fiction, in which the author's pursuit of the baron is intertwined with his account of the baron's own life. It was an immediate success, not only for its sexual interest and its association with the notorious Maundy Gregory, but also because it was seen as 'an experiment in biography' (Symons, Life, 132), revealing as much of the biographer and of his interest in his subject as it did of the subject himself" (ODNB). In October 1951 Forster presented a radio broadcast about books on France focusing on Arthur Koestler and Symons. An excellent association.

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        LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET

      New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 1934. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Toning to jacket. Chips and tears. All corners of flaps are clipped. Price stamp inked onto front flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        My Horse Warrior

      London: Hodder & Stoughton. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Wear and browning to DJ with foxing, foxing to fore-edge and a couple of margins (pp78-9). ; DJ now protected with archival quality detachable Melinex. ; B&W ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Account of a charger that survived WW1. Pale blue cloth with black spine titles, image of horse's head to front cover, sketches on eps by Munnings. .

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        Diamond Jim. The Life and Times of James Buchanan Brady

      New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc.,, 1934. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth, blue top-stain, diamond-shaped paper label to spine printed in blue and black, portrait of Tully to upper board in blind with a faux diamond inset into the board. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 20 plates. Boards very lightly rubbed, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped, rubbed, and creased jacket with a chip and a tear at the head of the spine panel affecting the upper panel and the "D" in the title. First edition, first impression. The biography of the larger-then-life figure James "Diamond Jim" Brady, American tycoon, philanthropist , and toast of the New York social scene during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A collector of jewellery and precious stones, he owned 30 sets of diamond jewellery–one for each day of the month. He was also known for his enormous appetite, being described by one restauranteur as "the best 25 customers I ever had". A nice copy, and uncommon with both the dust jacket and the faux diamond remaining in the cover.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lysistrata, by Aristophanes. A New Version by Gilbert Seldes

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Quarto. 117pp. One of 1,500 copies on French Rives and signed by Picasso. The book was designed by the Club's publisher, George Macy. Illustrated with six original etchings in black, one of which is signed and dated in reverse, and thirty lithographs printed in sanguine after drawings. This is the only American publication with original Picasso etchings, which are "among his most important in the Classical style," according to The Artist and the Book.& & Between the World Wars, Picasso vascillated between new experimentalist methods and traditional artistic leanings. For this work, Picasso was uninhibited by academic restraints of modeling and shading techniques, focusing only on purity of the line. However experimental and avant-garde he may have been throughout his life, the Lysistrata marks a clear retrogression to the artist's earlier classicist mode, an appropriate follow-up to his acclaimed Les Métamorphoses and fitting for the classical nature of this book. Because Picasso delivered his illustrations half a year later than expected, the original Paris printing could not be undertaken, and The Limited Editions Club printed the volume at their own printing shop in Westport, Connecticut. Macy had highly anticipated the book's production and praised Picasso's hand as "sure and confident," noting that the beauty of the etchings lay in their simplicity. & & In the early 1930s, Gilbert Seldes, the American writer and critic, adapted Lysistrata for Broadway. Since 1920, he and Picasso had shared both a professional and personal relationship. Picasso eagerly accepted the commission to illustrate Seldes's new translation of the classical play. The theatrical production played in New York and Philadelphia and was criticized by some for its lewd interpretation. & & A fine, bright copy in boards covered with patterned paper in three colors from drawings by Picasso. Wrapped in the original glassine, which is still crisp overall, save for slight edgewear. Housed in a chemise of blue boards and patterned paper, which is sunned to the spine, and the original slipcase, which shows some wear to the corners and has a slight split starting to one corner.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Bull-Dog Drummond

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1934 - "To Ronald Colman In the hopes that some day, not in too far distant, our acquaintance will not be limited to screen and book. Sincerely yours H. C. McNeile 'sapper" Nov. 34." Fifty-seventh edition. . Blue cloth. Fine in half morocco slipcase [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Ninety-Two Days

      London: Duckworth,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 24 plates, folding map. Some spotting to edges of text block, endpapers, and upper portion of title page. An excellent copy in the rubbed and spotted jacket with a few small chips and closed tears and two pencil marks on the lower panel. First edition, first impression. The third of Waugh's travel books and by a margin his scarcest title in dust jacket - a bare handful of examples have appeared on the market in two decades.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Ferrovia per lo stato della citté del Vaticano.

      Ministero dei lavori pubblici, Roma 1934 - 87 pp. Original wrappers, corners and spine rubbed. 28 black and white illustrations, four folding plates. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yushodo Co., Ltd.]
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        Nazifuhrer Sehen Dich An 33 Biographien aus dem Dritten Reich (Nazi Leaders Are Watching You).

      Editions du Carrefour,, Paris: 1934 - Written as a spoof of the anti-Semitic 'Juden Sehen dich an", (Jews Are Watching You' by Third Reich propaganda ministry official Johann von Leers), the work includes caustic biographies of 33 high ranking Nazis, including Adolf Hitler, Ernst Roehm, Herrmann Goering, Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Alfred Rosenberg, R. Walther Darre, among others. Mehring, a German writer, poet and self described 'anarchist', was one of the most important satirists during the Weimar Republic; he feared the rise of National Socialism and fled persecution by the Nazis, living in Vienna and Paris in the early 1930's. Although written under a pseudonym, Mehring was hounded by the Austrian government for defaming the Fuhrer, and so escaped through Switzerland to Paris. He traveled throughout France during German occupation, finally making his way to Marseilles, and eventually, the United States. Sml 8vo, 227pp, b&w ills throughout. Brown gilt cloth boards, gilt stamped title to front cover, no title at spine. Front board slt dusty, with gilt in first two letters of title partially rubbed away. Internally, pages very slightly toned, o/w very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Lamb In His Bosom

      Angus & Robertson Limited, Sydney, Australia 1934 - "Lamb in His Bosom" by Caroline Miller. First Australian edition, first printing with its original dust jacket. Published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia, 1934. The book measures 7" x 7 1/2" tall with 339 pages.The dust jacket is in very good condition with the only notable flaw being general grubbiness and soiling. The book is in very good overall condition. The burnt orange boards are very well preserved with crisp edges. There is a circular area of darkening on the bottom left of the front board. Moderate to significant foxing to the fore-edges of the textblock as well as the first and last few pages. The textblock is largely clean despite the outer foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ernestoic Books]
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        Lamb in His Bosom

      Harper & Bros. 1934 - 27th printing (I-I), published thirteen months after 1st printing. VG+/VG: Book, in red boards, is tight, clean, and unmarked except for a small $2.50 stamp on rear endpaper; spine slighly sun-faded. Married to unclipped ($2.50) DJ; unfaded but shows wear at edges and corners, with a bit of paper loss at spine ends. Looks nice in Brodart cover. Inscribed on front endpaper: "Cordially, Caroline Miller." One of the scarcer Pulitzer winners, and rarely seen signed, much less in the hard-to-find dust jacket. 345 pages. Please email me about a possible discount! ***Reluctantly downsizing my personal library to accommodate move from suburban house to Manhattan apartment. Happy to take and e-mail additional (and better) photos upon request [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Washington Square Autographed Books]
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        The Plays of Eugene O'Neill.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934 - In 12 vols. The Wilderness Edition. Original red cloth, gilt stamped on front cover & spine. Limited to 770 sets. Numbered and signed by O'Neill in 1st vol. t.e.g. Glassine jackets & slipcases. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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        VORLESUNGEN UBER GESCHICHTE DER ANTIKEN MATHEMATISCHEN WISSENSCHAFTEN - Erster Band -Vorgriechische Mathematik

      Julius Springer. Berlin. 1934. First Edition., 1934. Book size about 6 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches with some 212 pages. Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering. In the original dust wrapper. First volume in a projected three volume series on ancient mathematics (This is the only volume published). Illustrated throughout with examples of early mathematics including those of Egypt and Babylon. Neugebauer by himself produced most of our understanding of Babylonian mathematics--a brilliant scientist whose early work is quite scarce. Book with very slight wear; clean and unmarked. Dust wrapper with light chipping at spine top/bottom. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: the book scot]
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        Too Many Cooks: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      New York: Farrar and Reinhardt. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. FIRST EDITION in rare original dust jacket. After several fairly unsuccessful books, Stout began writing detective novels in 1934, which have "reconciled the formal detective story with the hard-boiled detective story" (Townsend, p. xxv). Too Many Cooks is his fifth detective story featuring Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin. It has been made into two movies: Zu viele Köche (1961) and Mezzanotte (1973). With recipe section in back. New York: Farrar and Reinhardt, Inc., 1938. Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket with large chip on bottom, and slight fading on spine.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        The Rock - 1st Edition

      London: Faber & Faber Limited. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. [1934]. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. First Edition, Gallup A26, in Nearly Fine condition, light soiling and rubbing, short closed tear to half-title page in Very Good, lightly chipped dust-jacket. One of 1,000 hard-cover copies in grey paper boards, lettered in blue down the spine and with white dust-jacket printed in grey and red, published on May 31 at 2s 6d., simultaneously with an additional 1,000 copies in grey paper wrappers. Signed and dated 29. IX. 36 by T. S. Eliot on the front end paper ; The Pageant Play written for performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre 28 May - 9 June 1934 on behalf of the Forty-Five Churches Fund of the Diocese of London. Book of Words by Nobel laureate T. S. Eliot .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Stable Money: A History of the Movement

      New York: Adelphi Company, 1934. First, Limited Edition. Octavo (21cm). Blue textured cloth boards; spine lettered in gilt; xxiii, 484pp. No. 725 of an unspecified number in the first, limited issue, signed on presentation bookplate by Irving Fisher, Frederic A. Delano (as President of the Stable Money Association), and James Rand, Jr. (as Chairman of the Committee for the Nation). This copy presented to Paul H. Allen (1911-1963), noted botanist, specialist on orchids and rain forest ecosystems. Light external dusting and wear; spine gilt very slightly dulled; internally clean, tight and unmarked. A solidly VG or better copy. Lacking the presumed jacket (though we have never seen a jacketed copy of any of Fisher's several books with this publisher).& & Rare signed copy of this key work by economist Irving Fisher, the chief American exponent of monetarist philosophy and the founder of the Stable Money League. Though Milton Friedman once proclaimed him "the greatest economist the U.S. has ever produced," Fisher is perhaps best remembered today for his immortal prediction of October 16, 1929, just two weeks prior to the Great Crash: "...Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." & & Despite the apparently high number of the limitation, this presentation issue must be considered rare. It was produced for prominent members of the Stable Money League, "in recognition of pioneer support of the movement for a Stable Measure of Value." A list of such "pioneers," numbering about 3000 individuals (but curiously not including the recipient of this copy), appears in the Appendix to this volume - whether each of these 3000 members received a signed copy of the book is doubtful, as we find no other signed examples in current commerce or in historical auction records for the past 20 years.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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