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        The Death Ship: The Story of an American Sailor

      New York: Knopf, 1934. First American Edition.. Hardcover. 372pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Black cloth. Very good/Very good. Minor discoloring to jacket. Rear hinge going. & & The Death Ship/Das Totenschiff was originally written in English in 1923 or 1924. Traven translated it into German at the request of Buchergilde Gutenberg editor Ernst Preczang who was impressed by the serialization of Die Baumwollpflucker in Vorwarts. Das Totenschiff was published in 1926. It was the first book to appear under the Traven name and its success established Traven's reputation.& & Traven's most brilliant novel. It is a sardonic work about identity and a satire on the faceless bureaucracy. The American sailor, Gales, has no papers; therefore, in the eyes of the authorities, he doesn't exist. In order to escape from Europe he is forced to sign aboard a "Death Ship." Considerably revised and rewritten from the Chatto & Windus edition with 61 additional pages, and is considered by many to be a superior translation. Treverton 32.

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        Brinkley Manor: A Novel About Jeeves.

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934 - Octavo. Original red cloth, title to spine and upper board in black, decoration to front board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Two pages tanned (p. 192 and 193). A very good copy in the rubbed and tanned jacket with small closed tears. Jacket design by James Montgomery Flagg. First US edition. The second instalment in the Jeeves and Wooster series, published in the UK ten days before the first US edition under the title Right Ho, Jeeves.

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        Calico Shoes and Other Stories

      Vanguard Press New York: Vanguard Press. (1934). First. First edition. Fine in an about near fine dustwrapper, lightly worn, with the spine sunned and the spinal extremities reinforced. Curiously, on the front flap the publisher has warned: "We caution collectors of first editions not to overlook this title," which considering the scarcity of this title, they apparently did. A nice copy of an uncommon book. .

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        Burmese Days

      Harper & Brothers, 1934-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1934. First Edition, First Printing with statement of "First Edition" on copyright page. True first edition with the American edition preceding the British. No Dust Jacket. Bound in original orange cloth with floral patterned end sheets. In Good to Good- overall condition, with wear to the exterior. Clean pages, with foxing to the side of the page block, and on a few occasions in the pages as well. Rear end paper shows damage and foxing, front paste down has evidence of a small price written in pencil then erased. Boards bowed, with rubbing and mottling to cloth, edge wear. Spine is sunned with staining. Rare.

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        The Mime of Mick, Nick and The Maggies. A Fragment from Work in Progress. Limited Edition

      VG : in very good condition with glassine wrapper in slip-case. Glassine torn and part missing. Some minor spotting on wrapper 327/1000 Illustrated card cover with Morocco backed board black slip-case 245mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). 77pp. Coloured illustrations. Cover, initial and tailpiece designed by Lucia Joyce.

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        The Voyage of the Bounty's Launch as Related in William Bligh's Despatch to the Admiralty and the Journal of John Fryer

      The Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. 86pp, [2], original two colour cloth, title in gilt to spine, t.e.g. A hint of foxing to the cream portion of the cloth covers, some very light foxing to endpapers, page edges browned, the first thirteen pages have a small semi-circular brown water mark to the fore-edge of the pages, otherwise bright and clean. The printed prospectus, slightly worn and folded in half, is included. Limited edition of three hundred copies, this being number two hundred and three. "An account of one of the most heroic sea voyages ever made" (Hill). Hill 139, Chanticleer 95. First Thus. Hardback. Good+/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Gibbings, Robert. Folio. Limited Edition.

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        Appointment in Samarra

      Harcourt Brace|~| 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.

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        APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA

      New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. A Novel. First book by this famous American writer. First issue, with the tipped-in slip on the dedication-page attributing the famous quoted anecdote of Death's appointment in the fabled city to W. Somerset Maugham. The book itself is sharp, unworn and nearly fine except for some light scattered foxing in part of the text; the dust-jacket is unclipped, chipped a bit at the spine extremities, with just a bit of darkening to the spine, but otherwise unfaded. This is the first state of the dj, with "Recent Fiction" on the back panel. Very scarce in any jacket.

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        Le Décaméron.

      Paris, Gibert Jeune, 1934. - 2 volumes in-4°, 343-282p. Deuxième tirage. Edition limitée à 2500 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Navarre. Illustré de 32 compositions hors texte en couleurs et de 138 dessins en noir dans le texte de Brunelleschi. Traduction française par Antoine Le Maçon. Exemplaires de première fraicheur, agréablement reliés. Reliures demi-chagrin à coins, dos à nerfs, têtes dorées, gardes marbrées, couvertures et dos conservés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Apocalypse

      Tallandier, 1934. in8 broche souple

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        PIRATES OF VENUS

      Tarzana California: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Publishers Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1934]. original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red.. A fine copy in fine "like new" dust jacket. A brilliant copy of this. book. (#147480). First edition. First book of the Venus series. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 1- 16 and (1995) 1- 16. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 114. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02305. Heins PV-1.

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        LIRICA quaderni della poesia europea ed americana 1934-1938 - NUM. 01-18/19 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO, Genova, Degli Orfini Emiliano, 1934

      cm. 17,5 x 25,2, brossure nocciola con scritte in nero e.rosso., Cadauno di pp. 40-50. Raffinata e selezionata raccolta di poesia internazionale, filtrata da un autorevole comitato direttivo (ANGIOLETTI, FILIPPO BURZIO,ALDO CAPASSO, ELPIDIO JENCO, CARLO LINATI, GIUSEPPE RAVEGNANI, TITTA ROSA) che - come recita l'enunciazione di apertura sul primo numero ....si propongono di dare contezza al pubblico italiano dello stato della poesia lirica nelle parti del mondo abitate da uomini di razza bianca. Pubblicano perciò poesie (in versi e in prosa) italiane e straniere : queste ultime sono accompagnate da una traduzione o interpretazione in italiano:... ANNO PRIMO 1934 Num. 01 titolo 35 POESIE del 26 giugno- pp.37. Num. 02 " 38 POESIE del 31 agosto- pp.43 NUm. 03 " 32 POESIE del 06 novembre - pp.51. ANNO SECONDO 1935 Num. 04 " 31 POESIE del 01 gennaio - pp.43. Num. 05 " 35 POESIE del 12 febbraio - pp.43. Num. 06 " 24 POESIE del 01 maggio - pp.41. Num. 07 " 43 POESIE del 15 giugno - pp.42. Num. 08 " 32 POESIE del 15 settemb - pp.42 Num. 09 - NON E' PRESENTE ANNO TERZO 1936 Num. 10 " 12 POESIE del 25 marzo - pp. 35. Num. 11-12 " 42 POESIE del 22 giugno - pp.53. Num. 13 " 29 POESIE del 24 novembre -pp.32. ANNO QUARTO - 1937 - calendario fascista Num. 14-15 " 51 POESIE del 23 marzo. Num. 16-17 NON E' PRESENTE ANNO QUINTO 1938 Num. 18-19 " 46 POESIE del, 24 ottobre. Sono presenti praticamente quasi tutti i campioni italiani (Saba, Liinati ,Moscardelli, Novaro, Cavicchioli, Meano, De Pisis, Ada Negri, Onofri,Titta Rosa, Gatto, Pirandello, Lionello Fiumi, Govoni, Ravergnani, Viviani, Comisso, Villaroel,.Kufferle, Bigiaretti ecc. ecc. e tutti i più importanti poeti stranieri dell'epoca., La collezione, assai rara e pur con le due lacune, viene offerta a

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        The Mime of Mick, Nick and The Maggies. A Fragment from Work in Progress. Limited Edition

      The Hague and London The Servire Press and Faber and Faber 1934. VG : in very good condition with glassine wrapper in slip-case. Glassine torn and part missing. Some minor spotting on wrapper 327/1000 Illustrated card cover with Morocco backed board black slip-case 245mm x 160mm (10" x 6"). 77pp. Coloured illustrations. Cover, initial and tailpiece designed by Lucia Joyce.

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        Bumblebees and Their Ways

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1934 - By Sylvia's father - first edition. Some water staining to part of lower panel of dustwrapper and lower board - not so bad - else a nice bright copy and scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nocturnes With Lithographs by Lynd Ward.

      New York: Equinox Cooperative Press, 1934. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. One of 1000 numbered copies signed by Mann. A fine copy with only the slightest fading to the spine, in a fine publisher's box. Not an uncommon book, but quite scarce in this condition.

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        L'obelisco Mussolini.

      Subject: (Mussolini). Roma, 1934, 4to leg. editoriale in canapone grezzo, pp. (16)-XXIII (tavole di Alfredo Furig?).

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        Everest 1933.

      Subject: (Himalaya e dintorni). London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1934, 8vo t.tela, sovr. ill. pp. XIII-390 con tav. f.t. e una carta rip. in fine. 1a edizione, in condizioni eccellenti. Neate, 675.

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        Cacciatore si nasce. Uomini semplici. Bella vita vagabonda.

      Subject: (Caccia). Milano, Bompiani, 1934, tre volumi in-16mo tutta tela editoriale con titoli dorati ai piatti e ai dorsi, cofanetto contenitivo cartonato editoriale, pp. 321 + 307 + 229. I tre, tutti in prima edizione : (Hard Cover)

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        VIA DELL'IMPERO, rivista mensile di cultura ed arte - diretta da ELEONORA PURA - 1934-1936 - TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO DELLA PRIMA SERIE, Pisa, Pacini Emilio, 1934

      La rivista nasce sull'onda delle politiche coloniali e le viene dato il titolo beneugurante di una delle più belle strade romane, ma il taglio editoriale è orientato al mondo dell'arte. naturalmente inquadrato nelle regole del regime e grandezza dell'impero.. Formato dei fascicoli 25 x 35. ognuno con copertina supplementare nocciola e numerazione in basso a destra. pagine variabili 15-30. La numerazione indicata è quella che appare all'esterno delle brossure, mentre nell'interno ogni annata ricomincia dal n. 1. ANNO PRIMO 1934 - num. 1 (24 maggio), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7/8 (nov-dicembre) ANNO SECONDO 1935 - num. 9 (24 gennaio), 10-12 (febb-maggio),13 (dicembre) ANNO TERZO 1936 - cadenze calendario fascista num. 13 (dic. 35) 14 (gennaio 36)), 15 (febbraio) 16 (marzo), 17 (aprile), 18/21 (maggio-agosto) 22 (settembre), 23/24 (ottobre-novembre ultimo uscito) La rivista riprenderà con una seconda serie nel maggio 1937 (con il n. 25) e poi avrà uscite assai irregolari, cambiando spesso editore e stampatore. La sequenza che presentiamo viene considerata come la più signficativa ed importante. Rileviamo alcuni autorevoli collaboratori : GIORGIO CASINI, ENZO CARLI (numerosi i suoi scritti), SERGIO DONADONI, VINCENZO MARIA VILLA, RANUCCIO BIANCHI BANDINELLI (numerosi), GIUSEPPE DESSI', LORENZO VIANI (con suo disegno inedito sul n. 4 del 1934) FORTUNATO BELLONZI, CARLO CORDIE', LUIGI BARTOLINI (poesie sul n. 10-12 del 35). WALTER BINNI, ENRICO ALPINO e tanti altri. Questa prima serie viene offerta a

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        Ascona Bau-Buch.

      ZŸrich, Oprecht & Helbling, 1934 - 4¡, 130 u. XXII S. Anzeigen, zahlr. Abb. u. PlŠne, Brosch., Umschlag angeschmutzt, obere Buchblockecke gestaucht, innen sauberes 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. PlŠne von Ascona-Neubauten. Eines der wichtgsten BŸcher zum Neuen Bauen in der Schweiz. 1200 gr. Sonderangebot: Das Antiquariat Peter Petrej bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 20% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis in Schweizer Franken: 600 CHF. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters from Shimane and Kyushu

      Kyoto: The Sunward Press, 1934. Limited edition. Hardcover. 71pp. Quarto [27 cm] Mulberry silk boards with a paper title label on the spine and a grey bird design on the front board. In a tan stiff card slipcase with decorative gilt stamped flecks. Very good. Minimal wear to the extremities. There are a couple of labels adhered to the limitation page, and the rear pastedown. The slipcase is in very good condition, with some light wear, minor soiling, and lightly bumped corners. The Letters first appeared in Japan Weekly Mail. This edition gathers them all together and was privately printed in an edition of 100 copies for Dr. Sanki Ichikawa. Cover and internal illustrations by Keisuke Serizawa. Number 79 of 100.

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        ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (1934 Reprint in Lovely Dust Jacket)

      Boston: L. C. Page, 1934. Montgomery, L. M. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Boston: L. C. Page, (1934). Later Edition. A Fine, bright unrubbed copy of this classic in a Very Good 1930s dust jacket. The pages are crisp, the illustrations are bright, the ORIGINAL dust jacket has been almost invisibly restored by a master conservator and shows beautifully. As the 1908 first edition of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES has long been a very expensive acquisition, this is an opportunity to acquire a lovely 1934 substitute in collector's condition for a far more reasonable price.. Decorative Cloth. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Elizabeth R. Withington.

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        Les mutinés de l'Elseneur *

      R. Kiefer, Paris 1934. - Relié 34 x 25, L'un des 2 cuir à bande d'éditeur, bateau au 1er plat, dos à nerfs, titre et tête dorés, étui bordé, couverture et dos conservés. Reliure un peu frottée avec légères traces de salissures. L'un des 250 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Cuve, après 50 exemplaires de tête, enrichi d'une aquarelle et double suite. Elégante édition illustrée, soigneusement imprimée avec de belles marges. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Photographs 1920-1934. With a portrait by Picasso. Texts by André Breton, Paul Eluard, Rrose Sélavy, Tristan Tzara - Preface by Man Ray. Second Edition.

      James Thrall Soby; Cahiers d'Art Hartford, CT; Paris: James Thrall Soby; Cahiers d'Art, 1934., Hartford. - First edition, second issue. Folio. [14]pp (Text), 104pp (plates), [2]pp. Original plastic spiral bound colour photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. 104 gravure plates. Covers a little rubbed and thumbed, plastic spiral entire and intact. In custom-made drop-box. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Zum Rationalismusstreit in der gegenwärtigen Philosophie. [Sonderdruck (aus) Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung. Herausgegeben im Auftrag des Instituts für Sozialforschung. Jahrgang III, 1934, Heft I].

      Paris, Félix Alcan, 1934. 8vo. Original stapled wrappers. Minor dust-soiling to wrappers, but otherwise very fine. A stamp: "91. Rue de Lausanne/ Genève" (where Horkheimer and the Institute were in exile) as well as the inscription: "Vom Verfasser überreicht" to p. 1. 53 pp.. Very rare first edition, off-print (from Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung) with presentation-inscription, of Horkheimer's foundational confrontation with the new metaphysics, constituting his most important analysis and critique of scientism and formalistic rationalism. Horkheimer believed that metaphysics, and especially the proponents of the "Lebensphilosophie" (Dilthey, Bergson, and also Nietzsche) had successfully drawn attention to the shortcomings of a particular type of analytic thought, which he called traditional theory or logic. It is this idea that he later develops further and which constitutes the foundation of the work that he wrote a few years later, which became known as the manifesto of the Institute, "Traditional and Critical Theory" (1937). Using the reified "ego cogito" to describe what he understands as one of the fundamental characteristics of traditional logic, he here goes on to describe the second important traditional logical assumption that underlies both rationalism and empiricism, namely their unitary, static, and dualistic concept of knowledge. In the present work he maintains that rationalism "presupposes a constant relationship between concept and reality, independent of human praxis" ; among its empiricist critis, Horkheimer continues, these "assumptions of Cartesian philosophy remain untouched" ... "In both philosophical approaches, truth consists in judgments whose concepts are related to individual sense data as the general is to the particular. According to the empiricists, these concepts arise from the sensuous material and are derived by a process of progressive omission of substantive differences - that is, through abstraction. According to the rationalists ... they are fundamental unities inherent in reason ... Knowledge is independent of forces external to or fundamentally different from consciousness. Its relation to the object, its task, the limits of capacity, indeed its most important contents may be determined once and for all." (from the present work, in the English translation, pp. 217-19). " Max Horkheimer (1895-1973) was a leader of the"Frankfurt School," a group of philosophers and social scientists associated with the "Institut für Sozialforschung" (Institute of Social Research) in Frankfurt am Main. Horkheimer was the director of the Institute and Professor of Social Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt from 1930-1933, and again from 1949-1958. In between those periods he would lead the Institute in exile, primarily in America. As a philosopher he is best known (especially in the Anglophone world), for his work during the 1940s, including "Dialectic of Enlightenment", which was co-authored with Theodor Adorno. While deservedly influential, "Dialectic of Enlightenment" (and other works from that period) should not be separated from the context of Horkheimer's work as a whole. Especially important in this regard are the writings from the 1930s, which were largely responsible for developing the epistemological and methodological orientation of Frankfurt School critical theory. This work both influenced his contemporaries (including Adorno and Herbert Marcuse) and has had an enduring influence on critical theory's later practitioners (including Jürgen Habermas, and the Institute's current director Axel Honneth)." (SEP). When the Institute for Social Research's directorship became vacant in 1930 after the departure of Karl Grunberg, Horkheimer was elected to the position. In the same year, Horkheimer took over the chair of social philosophy at Frankfurt University. The following year publication of the Institute's "Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung" began, with Horkheimer as its editor. Horkheimer intellectually reoriented the Institute, proposing a programme of collective research aimed at specific social groups (namely the working class) that would highlight the problem of the relationship of history and reason. The Institute aimed to integrate the thought of Marx and Freud. The Frankfurt School attempted this by systematically hitching together the different conceptual structures of historical materialism and psychoanalysis. Horkheimer worked to make the Institute a purely academic enterprise.Horkheimer's "venia legendi" was revoked by the new Nazi government because of the Marxian nature of the Institute's ideas as well as its prominent Jewish association. The Institute thus closed its location in Germany in 1933. He immigrated to Switzerland, and then to America the following year, where Columbia University agreed to host the Institute in exile and even offered Horkheimer a building for the Institute. For a short period, the organ of the Institute, "Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung" was printed in Paris

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        The plays of Eugene O'Neill [complete in 12 volumes]

      New York, C. Scribner's sons [1934-35] - Description: 12v. plates, ports. 25 cm. Contents: I. Strange interlude --II. Mourning becomes Electra --III. The Emperor Jones. Ah, wilderness! --IV. All God's chillun got wings. Lazarus laughed --V. "Marco Millions." "The hairy ape" --VI. Beyond the horizon. Welded --VII. Dynamo. Diff'rent --VIII. The straw. "The first man" --IX. Days without end. Gold --X. The great god Brown. "Anna Christie" --XI. Desire under the elms. The fountain --XII. Nine one-act plays. Genre: American literature -- Drama and theatre -- Eugene O'Neill -- Collected works. Notes: Decorative title pages. SIGNED by the author in volume 1. The Wilderness edition "printed from type now destroyed" - limited to 770 copies - this is no. 437. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt motifs to spines and front panels. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 4 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HOUDINI'S PAPER MAGIC Illustrated

      E.P.DUTTON & CO., NEW YORK 1934 - FOR YEARS AN IMPORTANT FEATURE OF HOUDINI'S PROGRAMS WAS HIS REPERTORY OF PAPER TRICKS--AND THE EASIEST OF THEM WERE ALMOST AS MYSTIFYING AS THE MORE DIFFICULT ONES. iN THIS BOOK, hOUDINI EXPLAINS HOW HE DID THEM, AND ANY6 PERSON WITH A MINIMUM OF EFFORT AND PRACTICALLY NO EXPENSE, CAN BECOME A MAGICIAN-ENTERTAINER. iN FIVE MINUTES YOU CAN LEARN AN AFTER-DINNER TRICK WITH A TABLE KNIFE AND A FEW PIECES OF PAPER THAT WILL MYSTIFY THE DINERS WHILE WAITING FOR THEIR COFFEE; IN MYLAR; FRONTISPIECE,ILLUSTRATIONS, SOME MOLDY PAGES DATE PUBLISHED: 1934 EDITION: FOURTH PRINTIN 206 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories.

      Harrison Smith, New York 1934 - 371pp. Short thick 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 blue morocco, marbled boards; gilt-stamped spine, t.e.g. New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. First edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1001 Afternoons in Chicago

      COVICI FRIEDE, NEW YORK 1934 - Dj has closed tears at edges, creased at spine, lightly chipped edges, and general shelf/edge wear. Book has lightly faded spine, general shelf/edge wear, otherwise, great condition!! DATE PUBLISHED: 1934 EDITION: 289 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes on the Dress of The Seventy-First Regiment,

      Glasgow: John Horn Ltd. [for the Author],, 1934. formerly The 73rd [Lord Macleod's] Regiment of Highland Foot, & presently The 1st Battalion The Highland Light Infantry. Collected by … Landscape quarto (235 × 292 mm) Original green half sheep on tan linen boards, title gilt to the spine, regimental crest in green to the upper board, endpapers with repeated thistle design in pinkish-grey. Decorative title page photographically reproduced in sepia, and 33 similar plates, 24 from line-drawings by the author, the rest from photographs, tissue-guarded, most of the guards with printed captioning, numerous line-drawn illustrations to the text of costume details, one full-page. A little rubbed and soiled, some light browning, one tissue-guard torn without loss, one cleanly detached, overall a very good copy. First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just four copies traced - V & A, NLS, Guelph, and Brown, perhaps Library of Congress. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "R.C. Greenwood from A.N.E. Browne, 27.III. 1925 [? for 1935]". Noted by Sutcliffe on the NAM/AMOT on-line bibliography as limited to 50 copies. Browne served with the regiment, including a period as A.D.C. to the Governor of Malta, later being severely wounded during the Boer War; "[in April 1901] the H.L.I. Mounted Infantry, serving with the 12th Mounted Infantry Battalion, had a brush with the Boers near Rietfontein, about twenty miles west of Pretoria. The action was unusual in that it was fought mounted, and Captain A. N. E. Browne was severely wounded in the mêlée, getting one bullet in his stomach and another through his arm, which later had to be amputated. In spite of this he got the better of the Boers and brought his men away safely. In his later years he wrote a book on the dress of the 71st, illustrating it himself in spite of his one arm" (Oatts, Proud Heritage, volume III). Still recorded as Adjutant 8th Battalion Highland Light Infantry in 1908.

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        After Worlds Collide by Balmer, Edwin & Wylie, Philip

      J.B. Lippincott 1934 - Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. clean text, tight binding, owner's inscription to herself on FFEP, incredibly rare! 341 p. tan cloth over boards, black (or maybe very dark green) lettering to spine, small planet design on front cover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Earthlight Books]
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        Golden Wedding Testimonial - Chivers Binding WITH Earlier Design

      Bath 1934 - Full morocco bifolium by Chivers of Bath, bevelled edges. Upper cover and two inner panels with gilt tooled borders, with elaborate corner pieces of trailing leaves and on laid morocco flowers, the lower panel with gilt borders, gilt roll to edges. Inner vellucent panels, with wide watercolour borders incorporating a climbing pink rose and gilt stamped rosettes, two small vignettes inside roundels to each panel. Left hand panel with the family coat of arms surrounded by cherubs to head, with congratulatory text beneath, the right hand panel with a view of Overbury Towers, with a list of names of the Estate workforce in black and red. WITH an earlier (presumably rejected) design in the same format, in red morocco, with a vellucent roundel to centre and blank interior. An attractive Golden Wedding anniversary testimonial, in a signed Chivers binding, with their characteristic vellucent panels. A rare opportunity to see the binders' creative process, with an earlier example of the completed testimonial [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Universities of Italy; Fascist University Groups

      [Bergamo, Printing Works Of The Istituto Italiano D’arti Grafiche, 1934], 1934. 1st Edition. Description: 2 p. L. , vii-xvi, 382 p. Plates (part col. ) facsims. 30 cm. Subjects: Universities and colleges --Italy. One of 2 copies presented to President ROOSEVELT by the Italian Govt. And subsequently presented to Cardinal Hayes (N. Y. ) . Original letter from previous owner outlining provenence enclosed. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked linen cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request.

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        Paname *

      Les éditions de France, Paris 1934. - Reliure signée de Lavaux, demi maroquin caramel à coins, dos à nerfs, titre et têt dorés, signet, couverture et dos conservés. L'un des 14 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Lafuma. Bel exemplaire du premier papier de cette réimpression soignée, sous élégante reliure, enrichi d'une dédicace autographe signée de (son seul prénom par) l'auteur à son épouse Éliane.

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        Paul Leautaud

      1934 - This portrait by Edouard Vuillard depicts Paul Léautaud (1872-1956), a French writer and theater critic. In his concentrated pouring over a manuscript, Leautaud exemplifies the interiority for which Vuillard was famous in his paintings and drawings. Unlike his Impressionist predecessors, who often painted outdoors, the Symbolist Vuillard was more interested in domestic and private scenes. At the same time, the lithograph's subtle variations in tone and variety of drawing movements reflect the artist's career-long interest in how overall pattern could offer a more subjective or even impressionistic interpretation of a scene or portrait. In his prints, drawings, and paintings, Vuillard paid careful attention to decoration as a way to investigate the internal dynamics inherent in such closed off and even secretive spaces. In his portrait of Leautaud, we see the author in a private moment of reading: an intimate glimpse into a man who was by all means an eccentric if not reclusive character, preferring the company of animals to people and never venturing far from his Paris home. The portrait belongs to a late period in Vuillard's career when the artist dedicated himself to the modern portrait, practicing on the various members of French society with whom he came into contact. Vuillard originally made the portrait made to accompany Léautaud's autobiographical novel "Amours" when it was published in Éditions Spirale in 1934. The lithograph was published in an edition of 150. The print is in excellent condition with no chips or tears. Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis, a group of late 19th-century artists who worked in the boundary between fine art and design. Influenced as much by the Impressionists as by Art Nouveau and Japanese printmaking, Vuillard and his artistic milieu became especially interested in advancing technologies such as color lithography, which allowed them to create a delicate balance of flatness and depth in their work. This portrait of Paul Leautaud speaks as much to Vuillard's artistic talent as it does to the central status in French culture he and his work attained in the early 20th century, a status of which he remains much deserving. Lithograph. Trial proof of third state. Image measure 7.75 x 5.5". Sheet measures 14.75 x 10.75".

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Smith and Haas, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. One of 360 copies (this being No. 279) SIGNED by Faulkner on the limitation page at the rear. Publisher's black cloth quarter-binding, with deep orange cloth-covered boards and gilt titles. About Very Good, with some brief shelfwear, light fray at the crown. Black cloth faded at the spine as often found, but gilt still bright and intact. The author's second collection of stories, including "Turnabout," which was made into the successful Howard Hawks film, "Today We Live" (with script co-written by Faulkner, his first Hollywood credit), starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young and Franchot Tone. Petersen A15b.

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        Doctor Martino and Other Stories

      New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1934. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 360 numbered copies signed by the author. Octavo (21cm); navy blue and brick red cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front panel; black topstain; 371pp, [3]. Spine and upper inch of front panel sunned and lightly soiled, with fraying and light wear at spine ends and lower cornertips; Very Good+ without dustjacket, as issued.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      WASHINGTON DC: White House. No Binding. Fine. Typed letter on White House stationery SIGNED BY ROOSEVELT as president. Written to Laurence A. Steinhardt, later U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, the letter reads: Dear Larry:- Thank you for your very nice letter. I am perfectly delighted with the glass vase made by Orrefors. The design is a splendid one and I am more then appreciative of your working it out. It will always be a family treasure. I should, of course, be delighted to have it shown at the World Fair if they want it. My best to you and your wife. I hope all goes well. Always sincerely, (signed) Franklin D. Roosevelt Washington, DC: May 22, 1934. Size: One page: 7x9 inches, on White House stationery with three additional integral blank pages. Fold in center, otherwise fine.

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        The Naval Memoirs of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes

      London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd.,, 1934. The Narrow Seas to the Dardanelles, 1910-1915. Octavo. Original blue combed cloth, title gilt to the spine, publisher's device in blind to the upper board. Portrait frontispiece and 15 other plates, 5 folding charts, 7 to the text. slightly rubbed, spine a bit tanned, endpapers browned, text-block tanned, one map neatly reattached to the stub, overall a very good copy. First edition. This copy from the library of Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, with his bookplate to the front pastedown, and his ownership inscription dated in 1934 pencilled to the front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is an extremely interesting three-page autograph letter signed from Keyes to Binney written in the year of publication. Keyes thanks Binney for his letter and goes on to discuss the reasons for "not putting Officers and ratings in the trawlers" - reorganizing manning following the failed attack of the 18 March - "you see we had no men to spare if we were to fight on through to the Marmora as we confidently hoped to in the next 24 hours … As it turned out it would have been better to let the ships go short." Concludes by thanking Binney for the loan of his diary of the Queen Elizabeth which Keyes found "most useful," and asking for clarification on details of 15-inch shrapnel shells, "I would correct it in the 2nd Edition if wrong." A few pencilled marks in the relevant passages, and the map at the point has clearly been removed for reference and latter reattached. Binney served as gunnery officer on HMS Queen Elizabeth during the Dardanelles Campaign; he was later officer-in-charge of the Tactical School at Portsmouth, and commander of the 1st battle squadron in the Mediterranean. In the Second World War he was flag officer of the Orkneys and Shetlands and then Cardiff, and was governor of Tasmania from 1945 to 1951. An excellent Dardanelles association copy of an important account.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontremoli]
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        The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.

      The Limited Editions Club,, N.Y., 1934 - A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Decorated with Illustrations by Valenti Angelo. 8vo. 6 vols. Numerous text-illus. Original decorated half leather, pictorial boards, slightly wormholes on rear end-paper of vol. 1 & front end-paper of vol. 6. Limited to 1500 copies, this is no. 126, signed by Valenti Angelo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Isseido Booksellers, ABAJ, ILAB]
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        Soviet Literature. An Anthology

      New York: Covici Friede,, 1934. Edited and Translated by George Reavey & Marc Slonim. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in silver. With the dust jacket. Cloth lightly rubbed at extremities with a little spotting, lower corner bumped, endpapers tanned, spotting to edges of text block. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few nicks and toned spine panel. First edition, first impression of this significant anthology of Soviet literature, "the first systematic attempt to make a representative survey of the development of Russian literature from the beginning of the Revolution" (jacket flap). Included is work by Evgenyi Zamyatin, Boris Pasternak, Anna Achmatova, and Vladimir Mayakovsky.

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        THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET: Original 144pp MGM FILE COPY for the 1934 Classic Film

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Culver City, California 1934 - Ernest Vajda & Claudine West (with additional scenes and dialogue by Donald Ogden Stewart). THE BARRETTS OF WIMPOLE STREET. Culver City, California: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, dated March 20th, 1934. Original MGM FILE COPY (also labeled "Complete" and -- in pencil "Shooting Script") for the 1934 prestige historical drama based on the lives of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The film was directed by Sidney Franklin and starred Norma Shearer, Frederic March, and Charles Laughton. 144 mimeographed pages complete, brad-bound in original blue MGM studio wrappers. Oscar-nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (Norma Shearer). Based on the play by Rudolph Besier. In Very Good condition with a little wear and tear to the wrappers but with excellent eye appeal. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Vol. 11 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Queens. Flushing

      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 85 maps along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Small tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes Kissena Park and Kissena Lake, Corridor Park, Horace Harding Expressway to the south (the Long Island Expressway) and the Long Island Railroad Northern Line. 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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