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        Beasts Royal

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

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        ESSAYS IN SCIENCE. Signed

      New York: The Philosophical Library, 1934 Signed in full on the half-title. Red cloth, stamped in black, 12mo., 114pp. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing moderate wear. The signature; "Albert Einstein", in black fountain pen that is considerably faded in part, the "Albert" quite legible, "Einstein" very light indeed. First PL edition. The authorized translation from the volume originally published as: ‘Mein Weltbild' [Weil page 41 Appendix] translated as, 'The World As I See It'. Contains essays on The Principles Of Research, The Theory Of Relativity, Scientific Truth, Kepler, Bohr, The Problems Of Space, Ether And The Problem Of Physics, etc. In a fine custom gray cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side. This title Rarely found signed. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        In a Province

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Paris Vu Par André Kertész

      Paris: Librarie Plon, (1934). First Edition. Quarto. Kertész's first solo monograph, preceding his landmark Day of Paris by 11 years. Iconic images of Paris. A little light soiling and wear, still a sharp, near fine copy in photo-illustrated wrappers. Uncommon in this nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Pirates of Venus. Tarzana/Kalifornien, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., (1934). 1 Bl., 314 S., 1 Bl., 2 w. Bll. m. 5 Abb. auf Taf. Rotgepr. blaue OLwd. (an Kanten u. Ecken gering berieben) m. rotem Kopfschnitt u. farb. illustr. OU. (m. Schutzfolie).

      Zeuschner 406; Heins PV-1.- Erste Ausgabe .- Gute Ausgabe mit gut erhaltenem Umschlag, welcher, ebenso wie die Tafeln, von J. Allen St.John illustriert wurde. && Pirates of Venus. Tarzana/California, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., (1934). Octavo, pp. (1-4), 5-314, (315: ads), (316-320 blanks), with frontispiece and four inserted plates, illustrated by J. Allen St.John. Original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red, (laminated) colored original wrappers.- First Edition .- A fine copy in a fine spectacular dust jacket.- Hint of rubbing to cloth at headbands and corner tips.- The first of the four Venus books.

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        DAS SCHWARZBUCH. Tatsachen und Dokumente. Die Lage der Juden in Deutschland 1933.

      Paris, 1934. Lex 8vo. Uncut, original black wrappers with yellow lettering to front and spine. A bit of wear to capitals and along hinges. Glue at spine partly gone. Considering its fragility, a very well preserved copy. Old owner's name to half-title (dated "Kopenhagen 1937). Stamp to bottom of title-page: "Edition du Rond-Point". (4), 535, (1) pp.. Scarce first edition of this seminal "Black Book", one of the first books to alert the world to the treatment of Jews by the Nazis

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The Challenge to Liberty ( 1st/1st - Signed Letter from Herbert Hoover PSA/DNA Certified with COA )

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

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        Call it Sleep

      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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Call It Sleep

      New York: Robert Ballou, (1934). First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm). Original blue linen boards, stamped in darker blue and lettered in gilt on spine; black top-stain; 599pp. Lacking the scarce dustwrapper, but an exceedingly fresh copy - barely sunned on spine, else tight and Fine, with top-stain clean and unfaded. & & Roth's great novel of life in the Jewish slums of New York City, rarely found in anything approaching collector's condition. This copy looks practically new. HANNA 3074. RIDEOUT p.297. COAN p.111.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        The Seven Deadly Virtues

      London: Lovat Dickenson,, [1934]. With a Foreword by Eric Gill. Quarto. Original black boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Illustrations throughout by Denis Tegetmeier. Edges of boards lightly rubbed and toned, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel and a closed tear and crease to the lower panel. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by both Tegetmeier and Gill on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Freedom and Organization 1814-1914

      London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge stained blue. Spine a little darkened, a very good copy. First edition, first impression, presentation copy to Ottoline Morrell with the author's inscription to the front free endpaper, "To O.M. from B.R. & P.S." "P.S." was Patricia (known as Peter) Spence, for whom he had left his second wife Dora in 1932; they were to marry on 18 January 1936.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      New York: Duffield & Green, 1934. Octavo, 135 pages. First US edition. Perhaps the greatest whisky book ever written. Charles Maclean, my favorite current authority on the matter of whisky, wrote, "If I could take one whisky book to a desert island, it would be Aeneas MacDonald's Whisky. It is a shining gem of a book - polemic, passionate, provocative, poetic; romantic (nothing wrong with that); beautifully written; so amusing in places that I laugh out loud, yet so well-informed that I long suspected its author to have been a distiller or exciseman." Aeneas MacDonald is a nom de plume, and the identity of the author of Whisky, has long been debated, but Ian Buxton, in his introduction to a modern reprint of the books, reveals it to be George Malcolm Thompson, founder of the Porpoise Press. With the bookseller ticket of the James W. Robinson Co., of Los Angeles on the rear paste-down, and a receipt from the original purchase at that shop laid-in. Some offsetting from the receipt to a final blank page, other wise, truly fine, in a fine dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Rabelais - Fine Books on Food, Wine & th]
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        Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

      New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw Hill, 1934.. First edition, first printing of this classic in investing. Octavo. Beautifully rebound by Bayntun-Riviere Bindery. All edges gilt, tooling to the spine and panels. Small stamp on the title page. First printings are exceptionally scarce.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Danzig-Polen-Korridor und Grenzgebiete: Eine Bibliographie mit besponderer Berucksichtigung von Politik und Wirtschaft (The Gdansk Poland Corridor and border: a bibliography with special attention to politics and economy)

      NP Danzig: NP , 1934. First printing. Hardcover. vg. 4to. 243-463pp. Vol. 2 only. Dark blue cloth, gold lettering on spine. An extended bibliography providing a multitude of sources dealing with all aspects of the Poland corridor- the Baltic access land which Poland received at the Congress of Vienna after World War I. While the ethnic majority in the Corridor was Polish, the city of Gdansk (German: Danzig) had a significant German population, and when the Corridor split Germany from Eastern Prussia, the move drew significant anger from the Weimar Republic, which never formally acknowledged the new borders. When Hitler first took power in 1933, he reversed previous Weimar policy and entered into diplomatic negotiations with Poland, eventually signing a ten-year Polish-German Non-Aggression Pact in 1934- the year this bibliography was published. The index organizes the bibliography into 3 sections- "Danzig," "Grenzprovinzen" (border provinces), and "Grenz- und Auslandsdeutschtum des Ostens" (Borders and ex-patriots living in the East). Each of the 3 sections is then further organized into subsections dealing with the land, the history, the people, the politics, the economy, the culture, and so forth. While the text starts with page 243, it is a monographic work (the first volume was not related to the project). The bibliography was released on a yearly basis, and this 1934 printing includes the entries from 1931, 1932, and 1933. While Prinzhorn aims to construct an exhaustive account of the region, providing many Polish as well as German sources, Prinzhorn- who also wrote bibliographies for a number of other regions integral to Nazi manifest destiny, such as Sudutenland- is ultimately highly motivated to make the case for Danzig and the Corridor being ethnic German land. Text in German, in mimeographed typescript. Nazi library ink stamp on front end paper (Reichsleitung der NSDAP Amt Schrifttumspflege), slight staining and foxing on page edges. Remnants of Reichsleitung sticker on binding. Upper corner of spine bumped. Overall near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller ]
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        L'Atalante (Original French Grande Poster)

      1934. Original French affiche poster for the classic 1934 French film, "L'Atalante," directed by Jean Vigo. The second issue of the poster, with a striking illustration of the drunk, accordion-playing Jules, captain of the film's eponymous barge. A classic of French cinema, Jean Vigo's only theatrical feature, a film that in the minds of many (including Francois Truffaut) predicted and even helped define the French New Wave that would come 20 years later. Very Good to Fine, 47 x 63 inches, on linen. Capitaine 103.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Einstein's Prophecy: The Future "international order" Requires "cooperation of the English-speaking nations" In 1934, he confirms that Winston Churchill feels the same way

      Einstein's Prophecy: The Future "international order" Requires "cooperation of the English-speaking nations". & & In 1934, he confirms that Winston Churchill feels the same way.& & Einstein left Germany for good in December 1932, a month before the Hitler takeover. For most of 1933 he lectured and studied in England and Belgium. In England in September, he met with Winston Churchill as well as other political leaders, scientists and intellectuals, to alert them in person about the dangers of Nazism. In October, he set sail for America, for what he thought would be a six-month appointment as an instructor in mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study on the Princeton University campus. & & Upon his arrival in America, Einstein promptly dropped the formal veneer expected of a European professor and became an instant American in his own special way; his first act in Princeton was to buy an ice-cream cone. Far more importantly, he directly called for "a sustained co-operation between the United States and the British Empire, including possibly France and Russia". That was prophetic, because although these nations had been on the same side in World War I, there was no long-term vision for their cooperation, and with the exception of Churchill, nobody else at that early day envisaged such an unusual alliance. & & Einstein began teaching in January 1934. That month, he also read a speech advocating an Anglo-American alliance written by Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University and President Taft's running mate in 1912. He was impressed and perhaps surprised that Butler shared his vision, and wrote to inform him that there were those in England (specifically Churchill) with similar ideas.& & Typed Letter Signed, in German, Princeton, N.J., January 27, 1934, to Butler. "Yesterday I read by chance your excellent speech, in which you declare that the germ for a really effective international order may be found in the cooperation of the English-speaking nations. I had an opportunity to observe in England that your conception of the matter coincides in marked degree with that of influential English statesmen. The fashion in which you courageously represent in this country a point of view by no means popular deserves every recognition. May your seed fall on good ground." The letter "A" in the signature appears to be written over an earlier letter that did not take, whether by Einstein we cannot be sure.& & In 1934, the Atlantic Charter establishing the Atlantic Alliance Einstein here advocates was still seven years and a bloody war away. That he, a German, could foresee with clarity the role Anglo-American cooperation would need to play in the future political organization of the world is nothing short of extraordinary.

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        ESSAYS IN SCIENCE. Signed

      New York: The Philosophical Library, 1934 Signed in full on the half-title. Red cloth, stamped in black, 12mo., 114pp. A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper showing moderate wear. The signature; "Albert Einstein", in black fountain pen that is considerably faded in part, the "Albert" quite legible, "Einstein" very light indeed. First PL edition. The authorized translation from the volume originally published as: ‘Mein Weltbild' [Weil page 41 Appendix] translated as, 'The World As I See It'. Contains essays on The Principles Of Research, The Theory Of Relativity, Scientific Truth, Kepler, Bohr, The Problems Of Space, Ether And The Problem Of Physics, etc. In a fine custom gray cloth slipcase with E=mc2 embossed in relief on the side. This title Rarely found signed. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        LA MIA BATTAGLIA. Prefazione inedita dell'Autore per l'edizione italiana.

      Milano Bompiani 1934 8° Pagine 432 Legatura coeva da amatore in mezza tela rossa. Dorso in pelle rossa. Titolo fregi e monogramma del precedente possessore in oro. Ritratto di Hitler in antiporta. Ottima copia. Rarissima prima edizione italiana datata 15 Marzo 1934. "In Italia il libro venne stampato per la prima volta nel 1934 dalla casa editrice Bompiani su ordine di Mussolini. Durante i colloqui di Stresa dello stesso anno Mussolini definì il Mein Kampf "un mattone leggibile solo dalle persone più colte e intelligenti". Mein Kampf (La mia battaglia) è il libro nel quale Adolf Hitler espose il proprio pensiero politico e delineò il programma del partito nazista, accompagnandolo ad un'autobiografia. Il testo venne definito il catechismo della Gioventù hitleriana. Secondo più testimonianze, nella redazione del testo, ed in particolare nella correzione delle bozze, Hitler fu aiutato da un amico, il sacerdote cattolico Bernhard Stempfle, peraltro rimasto vittima della Notte dei lunghi coltelli. Hitler compose il proprio programma politico assieme a Rudolf Hess durante l'anno di reclusione (1924) a Landsberg am Lech, seguito al suo tentato colpo di Stato a Monaco e successivamente - dopo esser stato liberato il dicembre dello stesso anno - sull'Obersalzberg. Il primo volume, intitolato Eine Abrechnung ("Una resa dei conti") fu pubblicato il 18 luglio 1925; il secondo, Die nationalsozialistische Bewegung ("Il movimento nazional-socialista"), nel 1926. Il titolo originale scelto da Hitler era "Quattro anni e mezzo di lotta contro menzogna, stupidità e codardia". L'editore Max Amann, per ragioni editoriali, decise di sintetizzarlo in Mein Kampf ("La mia lotta" o "La mia battaglia"). Nel 1930 il libro era venduto al prezzo di 12 Reichsmark e veniva stampato nel formato 12 x 18,9 centimetri - lo stesso normalmente adoperato per la Bibbia. Con i diritti d'autore Hitler acquistò il Berghof nelle Alpi Salisburghesi nel 1933.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Marlborough His Life And Times

      London: George G. Harrap & Co, 1934-38. THE FIRST 4 VOLUME EDITION. NEW EDITION REVISED. Illustrated, bound in the publisher's original 1/2 blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edge gilt, a beautiful set in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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      London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., , 1934–9. His Life and Times. Large octavo., 4 vols. Original purple cloth, titles gilt to spines, in dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with plates, portrait, maps and facsimiles. Endpapers a little foxed and browned, but internally very clean, spines slightly sunned with the typical ghosting through the jackets, jackets similarly sunned and chipped with a few edge-splits, but a very nice set. Limited Presentation Edition. Volume I, Second Impression of the New Edition, revised, 1939; Volume II, Second Impression, 1934; Volumes III & IV, First Editions, 1936 and 1938 respectively. Inscribed on the front free endpaper of Volume I; "To Cyril Newall from Winston S. Churchill. May 1941". Newall served with the RFC in WWI, becoming involved in the training for, and organization of, long-range reconnaissance and bombing operations; "41 wing... was formed under his command at Ochey, near Nancy, in October 1917 to specialize in raids on Germany. That brigade, led by Newall as a brigadier-general from December, joined Trenchard's independent bombing force after May 1918. Its actual achievements were small, but both Trenchard and Newall became convinced that the morale impact of bombing on Germans had been devastating" (ODNB). In the inter-war years he rose through a number of important postings including four years as head of RAF Middle East, becoming Chief of Air Staff in 1937, "Sir John Slessor, who worked closely with Newall in the late 1930s, described him as 'the prime architect of the wartime air force'." Replaced by Portal in 1940, Newall was promoted to Air Marshal, appointed to the Order of Merit, and made Governor-General of New Zealand.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marlborough, His Life and Times, a full set of jacketed British first editions inscribed and dated by Churchill

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

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        The Other Side of Nowhere

      Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens Limited,, 1934. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Oblong quarto. Original light green wrappers printed in red and black pasted on the boards. Illustrated throughout by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Wrappers browned, a little marked, and lightly rubbed, tape residue to front and back covers and endpapers, chip from corner of front cover, two short cracks to spine, spotting to title page and occasionally to the contents which are toned. A good copy. New edition, originally published in 1918.

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      This book is in good condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind in the book. The 6 Black and White etchings are missing, but all 40 line drawings are present and in excellent condition. The Limitation page Signed by Picasso is also present and in excellent condition. There is some light foxing on the endpapers. The book comes with its original double slipcase (with one half being like a sleeve that fits into the "box" half). The box has some light fading to one edge and one flap is separated along one edge. The inner sleeve is separated along both edges, but there are no pieces missing. The book also comes with it's rare original glassine wrapper, which has a bit of wear to its edges but is in otherwise excellent condition. This is the limited edition printed by The Limited Editions Club in 1934 and is #1129/1500 signed by Pablo Picasso.

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books ]
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      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1934. A New Version By Gilbert Seldes. Quarto. Original pictorial patterned boards, titles to spine and front cover in white. With the original glassine dust jacket. Housed in the original blue paper covered slip case and chemise. All housed in a specially made blue cloth drop down box. Illustrated by Picasso with 6 original etchings and 34 lithographed drawings. A fine copy in the slightly worn glassine and slightly faded plain card slipcase with small loss to the foot. First edition. Limited to 1,500 copies signed by picasso on the limitation page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Handful of Dust.

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1934.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 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.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        A Handful Of Dust

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent copy with some of the usual sporadic foxing to the page edges.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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.

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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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      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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      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.

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      Arthur Baker 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.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop ]
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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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