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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 .

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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.

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        Formenkunst der Natur

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, (1934). Booklet foxed, a few plates lightly foxed; very good in drop back blue portfolio.. First Edition. Quarto. Portfolio with 100 loose plates. (Similar in format and conception to the portfolio of Blossfeldt's "Urformen der Kunst".) Micro images of the natural world. Booklet laid in. Prochnow, one of the founding members of the New Objectivity movement, was the first major photographer to publish micro photographs.

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        The Case of the Curious Bride (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To my pal Les / Erle." Owner name and address, corresponding to the inscription's recipient, on the front pastedown.& & The fifth Perry Mason mystery. & & Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Spine lean, slight fraying and bumping at the extremities, and a touch of fading to the spine.

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        18 Poems - Twenty-Five Poems - Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog - Collected Poems 1934-1952 - Under Milk Wood - Me and My Bike - 6 Works on the Author

      London: The Fortune Press/J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd./Guild Books/Triton Publishing Co. Ltd./Lindsay Drummond Ltd./Ernest Benn Ltd./Heinemann, 1934 - 1965 - A. Works by the Author: 1. 18 Poems. London: The Fortune Press, 1934. First Edition thus, First Printing. Reissue of 1942 in green boards with gilt titles on spine. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper, which is sunned to the spine. 2. Twenty-Five Poems. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1936. First Edition, Fourth Printing (1944). A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. London: Guild Books, 1948. First Edition thus, First Printing. A near fine copy in original printed wrappers. 4. Collected Poems 1934-1952. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Boards soiled, else a fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 5. Under Milk Wood. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1954. First Edition, Eighth Printing 1956. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper, which is sunned to the spine. 6. Me and My Bike (Foreword by Sydney Box, Illustrated by Leonora Box). London: Triton Publishing Co. Ltd., 1965. First Edition, Second Printing (1966). Boards discoloured, else a near fine copy in like dustwrapper. B. Works on the Author: 1. Henry Treece Dylan Thomas. London: Lindsay Drummond Ltd., 1949. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy in a near fine, but sunned dustwrapper. 2. Henry Treece, Henry. Dylan Thomas. London: Ernest Benn Ltd., 1949. First Edition, Second Printing (Revised and reset, 1956). A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 3. John Malcolm Brinnin. Dylan Thomas in America. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1956. First Edition, Second Printing (1956). A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. E. W. Tedlock (Editor). Dylan Thomas: The Legend and the Poet. London: Heinemann, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Bottom corners bumped and front edge foxed, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper. 5. Dent & Sons Ltd. Books by and about Dylan Thomas. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1965. A catalogue and order form from Dent - one sheet printed on both sides and folded twice - for the books by and about Dylan Thomas. In very good condition. 6. Constantine Fitzgibbon. The Life of Dylan Thomas. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1965. First Edition, First Printing. A very good Uncorrected Proof Copy in original wrappers, which have been bound into an amateurishly made dustwrapper. Price for the collection: CHF 1'500. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Permit Me Voyage

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934. First edition. 8vo. . Cloth. Fine in very slightly chipped green dust jacket

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        Three Little Pigs; The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood Combined Edition

      New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1934). First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. 4to. 64pp plus 64pp. Green cloth spine, glazed full color pictorial boards. Pictorial endpapers. Two early Disney stories from Silly Symphony in one volume. The Three Little Pigs is illustrated in black and white and with 12 full page full color illustrations. This is followed by The Big Bad Wolf and Little Riding Hood, with its own title page, also illustrated in black and white and with 11 full color full page illustrations and one double page full color illustration. The front endpapers show the three pigs and the wolf; the rear show a map through the forest from Red's house to Grandma's: it goes by the house of the three pigs and so they figure in the story. This is a fine, sharp copy, with only a trace of wear along the bottom edge. The dustwrapper is present. It is a little worn on the spine and stained along the bottom, else very good and not price-clipped. It contains the special sticker announcing the second story and that this is the Combined Edition. The Three Little Pigs was published in the previous year as a stand-alone title, and Red Riding Hood in 1934 also as a stand-alone. Scarce in collectible condition as individual volumes and downright rare in the Combined Edition.

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        Tender is the Night. A Romance

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934., 39. FIRST EDITION: 8vo., list of novels, title-page, half-title, 408 pp. With decorations by Edward Shenton. Bound in original dark green cloth with single-line rule to upper cover, titles in gilt to spine. Contents are clean and fine; binding a little bupmed and with some localised sunning. Remains a bright copy. A Jazz-Age classic. Connolly 79. Listed in Modern Library's Top 100 Novels [1998].

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        The Mickey Mouse Waddle Book

      Blue Ribbon Books, Inc, New York, 1934. The Mickey Mouse Waddle Book by the Walt Disney Studios. First edition in dust jacket with the scarce band. Lacking the waddles and the ramp. Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc, New York, (1934). Dust jacket is in near fine condition with slight wear to the top and bottom of the spine. Dust jacket is not price clipped with a price of $1.00. The band is in near fine condition, 1 inch tear at the top rear fold. Binding is in fine condition. The band is 4 ¼ inches wide and in color and originally held the envelope with the ramp to the book cover. Contents in as new condition with color and black and white illustrations. Instructions in back for assembling the waddles. Perforations in the book where the waddles were removed. Unpaginated edition. A wonderful copy of a scarce Disney item. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-289. Price: $750. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher

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

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        Ecclesiastes or the Preacher

      Waltham St Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. Limited ed. 155/250. Pp. 23. 13 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton. Vellum spine with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, cloth covered boards. Boards grubby, fore corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents very clean.. Quarter Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Blair hughes-Stanton. 32.5 x 23.0cm.

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        Typed Notes on Harry Bridges, with Autograph Note, initialed ("FDR"), to Frances Perkins

      [Washington, DC], n.d. [ca. fall, 1934]. 1 p. typed, with autograph note in pencil and one correction and one emendation in pen by FDR, and postscript in pen in an unknown hand. In brown and tan morocco-backed clam shell box. Ward, Harry Bridges on Trial, 1940; Martin, Madame Secretary, 1976 . Typed notes prepared for FDR, summarizing the findings of Ralph P. Bonham, District Director, U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, regarding union leader and alleged Communist, Harry Bridges. With FDR's notes at head to Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, "F.P. / Very confidential / will you speak to me / about it? / FDR." Reading, "Rapheal P. Bonham, District Director of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service for Western Washington, Oregon and Alaska, with headquarter in Seattle, states confidentially that he has definite proof that Harry Bridges is a member of the Communist party and as such under the law should be deported. Mr. Bonham states that he is dubious as to whether he should proceed to the arrest of Bridges and with the filing of deportation proceedings. Bonham state that he has in his possession Bridges' card showing membership in the Communist party, in which Bridges used his mother's maiden name as his surname. This card, according to Bonham, was taken by an operative from Bridges' own possession, and affidavits are available, says Bonham, to substantiate this. Other evidences available, according to Bonham, show that Bridges has planned actively for the violent overthrow of the existing order in the United States. Mr. Bonham sought information as to the attitude which the President might take toward proceedings of this character against Mr. Bridges. When it was pointed out that the action might have the effect of making a martyr out of Bridges, and aid, rather than impede, his cause, Mr. Bonham replied: 'Should we permit the law to be violated because of the fact [deleted and changed to "possibility" by FDR] of martyring someone?' No advice was given Mr. Bonham other than that he should consult his superiors. To this he replied that on one occasion Bridges personally advised him (Bonham) that he (Bridges) had personally been shown the confidential files concerning himself in the Labor Department at Washington." With an autograph postscript in an unknown hand, "Bonham states he has been in the immigration service 36 years." Bridges (1901-1990), an Australian-born longshore and warehouse workers' labor leader, emerged as a prominent strike leader in 1934 and immediately began to attract calls - fueled by rumors of his Communist Party membership - for his deportation. Secretary Perkins faced immense pressure from the anti-Communist Right to deport Bridges, but the Labor department was waiting for a decision by the Supreme Court on another case (Kessler vs. Strecker), the outcome of which would directly affect its ability to prosecute such deportation cases. Perkins' prudence appeared like dithering, or worse, to her detractors, and a resolution demanding her impeachment, on grounds that she conspired to avoid enforcing deportation laws, was introduced in the House. A warrant for Bridges' arrest was eventually issued in 1938, and the case came to a hearing the following year. The government's case fell apart and Bridges was exonerated - though the government would continue to attempt to deport him until his naturalization in 1945. Interestingly, a component of Bridges' defense was that Bonham, whose findings are summarized here, took part in a plan to use bribes and blackmail to obtain affidavits, perjure witnesses, and manufacture evidence

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

      London: Constable & Co, [1934]. First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Fine copy, with the bookplate of the printer, WILLIAM MAXWELL (see inscription, below). Fine in quarter green morocco clamshell box with black leather spine labels. Laurence A216 . Inscribed on the half-title: "to William Maxwell / from Bernard Shaw / 8th Feb, 1934." Laurence gives the publication date as Feb 15, 1934, fully a week after this inscription

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        18 Poems

      London: The Sunday Referee and The Patron Bookshop,, 1934. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Faint spotting to free endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket with some light spotting, minor nicks at the ends of the toned spine panel, and marks to the lower panel. First edition, first impression, second issue with the Parton Press advertisement tipped-in between the half-title and title. Presentation copy of the author's first book, inscribed by Thomas on the front free endpaper, "To Nora from Dylan, March 1938". The recipient was Nora Summers (1892–1948), an artist and the lover of Yvonne Macnamara, Thomas's mother-in-law. Nora had studied at the Bristol School of Art and then the Slade in London, and married fellow artist Gerald Summers in 1912. In 1914 she became close to the family of painter Augustus John, and through him Yvonne and the Macnamara children, with whom she and Gerald lived communally for a few years. Yvonne and Nora's relationship was intense, and Caitlin later remembered Nora as "the father figure of our girlhood and an evil one", but the two fiery women did see eye-to-eye about art, with Caitlin acting as a model for Nora's burgeoning photographic hobby. Nora also enjoyed entertaining the young artistic friends of the Macnamaras, including Dylan Thomas, and she took a number of now-iconic photographs of the poet, including the image of Thomas smoking, and the photograph of the poet and his wife at Brown's Hotel in 1938. 18 poems was Thomas's first book, published in an edition of only 500 copies shortly after his 20th birthday, with 250 sets of sheets bound and sold a year after the first issue. Both issues are rare today, particularly so in the dust jacket and with presentation inscription. An excellent association.

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        Ninety-Two Days: The Account of a Tropical Journey Through British Guiana and Part of Brazil

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine-/Near Fine+. First American Edition, with the publisher's colophon on the copyright page. Thick 8vo; [12], 271 pp. Publisher's coarsely woven yellow cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in green, the top edge stained green, and the fore-edge untrimmed, with a frontispiece photograph of the author, the title page in green and black, 22 further photographs and a folding map; in a pictorial dust jacket priced at $2.50 on the front flap. Dust soiling to all edges, else about Fine, the text block square, tight and clean; in a Near Fine or better jacket with light edge wear, especially affecting the heal of the spine (butwith no loss of lettering or design), and light dust soiling overall. The 1930s were a restless period for Waugh during which he traveled widely in Europe, Africa and South America, funding his trips by journalism and travel writing. . . . Throughout this time he had no permanent base in England, preferring to stay in hotels and friends' houses, where he did most of his writing. His travel books from this decade," including Ninety-Two Days, "served as the raw material for a group of novels that confirmed his place as one of England's great comic writers . . ." (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (First UK Edition, translator Basil Creighton's annotated copy)

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1934. First UK Edition, and first edition in English. Translator Basil Creighton's annotated copy of his own translation of Traven's masterpiece, with notations throughout for serialization. INSCRIBED by him on the front endpaper: "Annotated for serialization / Basil Creighton." The text of the book is filled with penciled holograph notations by Creighton, including cuts, underlining, running word-counts, and other notes. Creighton was himself a novelist, though he is better known as a translator from German of such books as Vicki Baum's "Grand Hotel" and Hermann Hesse's "Steppenwolf." Though opinions vary on the relative merits of the British and American translations (which were completely different), Traven was a fan of Creighton's translation, and once told his publisher, "Creighton has said everything I wanted, but said it so much better." A superb association, and an important scholarly document in the printing and translation history of Traven's most famous novel. Near Fine condition, in a custom clamshell box. Hagemann 53.

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        Fugitives The Story Of Clyde Barrow And Bonnie Parker

      1934, 1st edition, 1st printing, fine condition, with a near fine dust jacket, small chip to head of dust jacket spine, price clipped, published by The Ranger Press, Dallas, 255 pages. The story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker as told by Mrs. Emma Parker, Bonnie's Mother and Nell Barrow Cowan, Clyde's Sister. The frontispiece has a photograph of Bonnie and Clyde two month before they were killed. Exceedingly scare and more so in this exceptionally nice condition! .

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        The Case of the Howling Dog (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1934. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / With best from the boss / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants.& & Near Fine in a Very Good example of the scarce dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of neat repairs along two of the folds, with fading to the reds on the spine panel, and chipping at spine ends (affecting just a portion of the word "The" in the title). A very presentable copy of the fourth Perry Mason mystery, and a great association.

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        The Case of the Howling Dog

      New York: William Morrow & Co, 1934. Black cloth with orange red titles in price clipped (small) dust jacket. Book is almost fine. Dust jacket is chipped at the head of the spine with one half inch loss. Shallow chipping at corners and a few very short tears to edges. Inside front flap has a small stamp with price in canada $2.25 in red. This is the fourth Perry Mason novel in the rare dust jacket. 1st Ed. Cloth. VG+/VG. Octavo.

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        Stable Money

      New York: Adelphi Publishers, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. An excellent near fine copy in the rare dust jacket that shows a small chip to the crown and light rubbing to the exterior. Inscribed and dated by the author, "To Mr. Alden A. Potter with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher November, 1941". Of the handful of copies we have handled, this is the nicest we have encountered. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

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        The Thin Man

      New York: Knopf, 1934 First edition, first printing. An about very good copy with usual wear and fading, and some fraying to cloth edges along spine and corners, and a small ink number to front endpaper. The original fragile unclipped green dust jacket exhibits the usual fading, edge wear with tiny chips to spine and corners, and some cracks and creases. Overall a very reasonable and completely unrestored copy of an exceedingly scarce book.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        No-isho / Japanese no-play costume (2 Volumes)

      Tokyo: Meiji-Shobo. Very Good-; 12 x 16 (41 cm) 2-volume Japanese cloth bindings in worn . folding case which lacks one (of two) bone clasp. Plates and text are . clean and bright as are the cloth bindings. (1934). Portfolio. Illustrated by 100 color halftone plates; Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress in Japanese. Title leaves in English.; 10 .

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        And Quiet Flows the Don. The Don Flows Home to the Sea. Virgin Soil Upturned. Harvest on the Don

      London: Putnam & Co., 1934. Four volumes comprising the story of the Don cossacks in two different story lines but offered here as one set. All volumes in dust jackets. Green wraparound band on Volume one. First two volumes in gilt lettered charcoal cloth. Volume three in red cloth and the final volume in black cloth. The publications dates are as follows 1934, 1940, 1935, 1960. Unfortunately the last volume is really a propoganda piece celebrating collectivization. Sholokhov won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1965. This set of books is very rare especially in dust jacket. . 1st Edition in English. Cloth. VG+/VG+. 8vo.

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        Ulysses

      New York: Random House, 1934. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First (authorized) American Edition. 8vo: xviii,774pp. Publisher's cream-colored cloth stamped in red and black, beveled edges, chocolate-colored top edge; first state cream-colored dust jacket, designed by Ernst Reichl (whose name along the leading edge of the front panel is now presumed to designate the first state), printed in red and black, priced $3.50. Chocolate-colored cloth-covered clamshell box with red leather spine labels gilt. A superb—Fine—copy, bright, tight and probably unread; in a just about Fine jacket, very lightly rubbed to toe of spine panel, slightly darkened at head. Slocum & Cahoon A21. Connolly, Modern Movement 42. & Set from the text of a copy of the unauthorized first American edition (Paris: Shakespeare and Company, 1927), incorporating most of its typographical errors and adding several new ones. "Ulysses is not a great novel in the sense of A la recherché du temps perdu. The characters do not develop. It has no consistent tragic grandeur and bogs down in several stylistic exercises which have nothing to do with the novel proper; yet the early Deadelus section, the middle parts of Bloom and the Nightown orgy and Molly's final reverie stand out like Gaudi's unfinished cathedral. The whole plan fails through Joyce's intellectual preference for language rather than people—yet somehow it does achieve greatness like a ruined temple soaring from a jungle . . ." (Connolly) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Transition: Poems

      London: The Caduceus Press,, 1934. 12mo. Original black boards, white paper title label to upper board printed in black. Housed in a red cloth slipcase and chemise. Boards lightly rubbed and scuffed, some tiny spots to title label, a couple of spots to edges of contents partially affecting the margins. An excellent copy. First edition, sole printing. Published at the author's own expense, Transition is one of a handful of uncommon similar editions which constitute the first phase of Durrell's career. Few copies were printed, and many of these were destroyed during the Blitz.

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        Anne Boleyn and Other Poems

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

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        History of the Discovery of Photography

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

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        A Book of Old Ballads

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

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        ROCK: A 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

      London: Faber and Faber, 1934. First edition, first issue. 8vo, original grey paper wrappers. 86. This scarce first issue in the original printed wrappers is in unusually fine condition, a touch mellowed by age but apparently never used. An important book by Eliot. The scenario of the play, based on historical episodes suggested by the Rev. R. Webb-Odell, was actually composed by Mr. E. Martin Browne, under whose direction Eliot wrote the choruses and dialogues. Copies of the first issue in the wraps are especially elusive.

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        VIGILS

      [Np]. 1934.. Small quarto. Full publisher's Niger morocco, t.e.g., by Gray & Son. Usual offset to edges of endsheets from binding turn-ins, else a nice copy, with the prospectus laid in. First edition. One of 272 copies, from a total edition of 303 copies printed from copperplates engraved by Charles Sigrist, with an engraved title-page design by Stephen Gooden, numbered and signed by Sassoon.

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        North American Big Game. Official Measurement Records, Compiled - for the Boone and Crockett Club and the National Collection of Heads and Horns of the New York Zoological Society

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Dud Dean Yarns

      Bingham, Maine : The Bingham Press, 1934. 1st Edition. Description: 181 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Maine --Social life and customs --Fiction. Signed by the author. Ref: Bruns M-10. Near fine copy in the original publisher's gilt-blocked cloth. Edges very slightly toned and dust-dulled. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Marlborough His Life and Times: Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Volume IV

      London: George G Harrap & Co 1934-1939, Mixed editions. () 612, 651, 608, 671pp. Very good in good dust jacket. Four volumes octavo. Purple cloth with dust jacket. Contains B&W plates, facsimiles, illustrations and folding maps throughout. B&W frontispiece in each volume. All dust jackets are unclipped. All volumes have sun fading on the spine and edges of boards, shelf wear and bumping on corners. Volume one, three and four dust jackets have top of spine missing. Volumes one and three spines have stain-like sun fading along the top of spine due to missing pieces of dust jackets. All dust jackets have chipping and minor tearing along edges as well as rubbing. Volume two has part of top of spine of dust jacket missing. Limited presentation edition. Winston Churchill's thorough biography of his ancestor, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough. Volume one is a 1939 reprint of the 1934 revised edition. Volumes two through four are all first editions. Volume three contains a tipped in errata slip in front of page 19. Previous owner signature on front endpaper of volume one..

      [Bookseller: Aquila 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. First Edition. Full Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Mickey Mouse Annual So 'Bracing'!

      London: Dean and Son Ltd, 1934. Picture of Mickey on front cover, playing a violin made of a frying pan, fork and braces. Paper covered boards, unpaginated (5cm thick) and undated. It's the annual for 1935, copyright 1934, identified by cover picture. Condition is just amazing: no internal markings, original spine, original colour frontispiece. There is a small amount of rubbing to corners, spine ends and top edges of covers, very slight rubbing to spine joints, very very slight soiling to covers (do ask for photos of covers from all angles so as to see all wear). Internally there are some age spots on page edges and outer endpapers only, pages are clean and tight. 746g.. Pictorial Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Original Pastel on Paper Portrait of an Unidentified Young Man 1934 Signed By Beauford Delaney Framed and Glazed

      New York, 1934. Approx. 27 1/2" x 20"; signed Beauford Delaney 1934 New York, with some additional words that may be "America...Untitled...Peter" (?):; there was a long, close relationship between Beauford Delaney and James (From Here to Eternity) Jones and his wife Gloria and their children, referred to in "Amazing Grace A Life of Beauford Delaney" 1998 by David Leeming and also in the 1985 James Jones biography by Frank McShane "Into Eternity The Life of James Jones"; some chipping to bottom of paper, laid down nicely in 'window' style with a matte surround and with a simple "driftwood" thin wood frame with glass; interesting, early Delaney work that had been given to the Jones family; Beauford Delaney (1901-1979) African-American artist, with WPA and Harlem Artists Guild credentials, study with John Sloan and Thomas Hart Benton, many exhibitions-at this time (1934) he was heavily shown in in the New York City artworld, this piece being from that era (Who Was Who in American Art 1999); a good, intriguing piece and an early exemplar of his portrait work; very good condition.. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Certain Books, ABAA]
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        Tender is the Night

      Scribner, Scribner's 1934 - Good first edition in a complete but only fair second issue jacket with the correct original price of $2.50 on the front flap but with the wrong blurbs. Water damage on back panel of jacket. First edition with Scribner's seal and letter A on copyright page, and correct year on title page. Octavo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 187 x 130 mm). [x], [1-408, [2, blank] pp. Housed in a custom slipcase. In this novel, the protagonist, psychiatrist Dick Diver, falls in love and marries one of his patients, the beautiful yet disturbed Nicole. Dick’s travails with her (he nurses her to health, but she leaves him for another man and he deteriorates) echo Fitzgerald’s own increasingly sad and desperate life with his mentally ill wife, Zelda. This is perhaps Fitzgerald’s most powerful and tragic work. Bruccoli, Fitzgerald, A.14.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        It's a Battlefield

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        IT'S A BATTLEFIELD

      1934. London: William Heinemann, (1934). Original black cloth, with dust jacket. First Edition of Graham Greene's fifth book -- following THE MAN WITHIN (1929), THE NAME OF ACTION (1930), RUMOUR AT NIGHTFALL (1931) and STAMBOUL TRAIN (1932). Later termed by Greene himself as his "first overtly political novel," it is a bleak tale without a hero: a Communist at a rally stabs a man who is about to attack his (the Communist's) wife, only to find that his dead victim was in fact a policeman. The novel then describes the various forces at work while the Communist awaits execution (for example, the wife he saved begins an affair with his brother, and the Communist Party does all it can to ensure that he will be executed, to further their cause). Greene acknowledged that his writing style for this book owed a debt to Joseph Conrad -- by naming the protagonist's brother Conrad.~This book was not an immediate success -- as exemplified by the fact that the first copies issued had a dust jacket bearing the price seven shillings sixpence, while later copies issued (but still of the first printing) had a jacket reading three shillings sixpence. This is one of those later-issued copies with the lowered price. (There was no second impression of this first edition: as explained on copyright pages of later editions, this 1934 first impression was next followed by a 1940 Penguin paperback (the second edition); Greene then revised the tale for a 1948 edition by Heinemann (the third edition -- which had a different dust jacket than the 1934 edition).)~This volume is in very good-plus condition (some faint damp-spotting to the black cloth), in a very good dust jacket (a few shorter-than-an-inch tears, general rubbing at the edges, but essentially nothing at all missing, and no restoration of any kind). The faint spotting of the cloth would cause one to surmise that this volume may not always have had this jacket -- which may be true, but it is good to know that this jacket was issued only on copies of this first impression.~One of the only Graham Greene novels never to have been made into a film, this is a notoriously scarce book -- in either dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Tender is the Night

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. First edition. Near Fine. A sharp, Near Fine copy of Fitzgerald's great final novel. Spine lightly sunned and previous owner's name and date on the front end paper, otherwise remarkably clean and fresh. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. A meditation on marriage, success and the emotional toll mental health problems can take on a family. Many of these themes echo from Fitzgerald's personal troubles with his wife, Zelda, later in life. Printed in a relatively small print run, so attractive copies are uncommon. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Children's Hour

      New York: Knopf, 1934.. First edition of the playwright's most well-known work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Don, with affection Lillian." In good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket. Basis for the 1961 motion picture directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner. A scarce book, especially so signed and inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        R. E. Lee a Biography 4 Volumes

      N. Y.: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. Very good, with some minor soil to covers, and insignificant bumping to extremities. Spines very slightly dulled. All 4 volumes are first printings with the " A ".( 1934 and1935 ) Volume 1 is signed by Freeman on the ffep. Inquire for shipping costs.. Signed by Author. First Printing of the First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Light wear, else near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the crown of the spine and some light reinforcement to the front panel. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom quarter morocco box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Security Analysis

      New York: Whittlesey House/ McGraw Hill, 1934.. First edition. Octavo, original red cloth. In excellent condition with very light rubbing to the cloth. Scarce in this condition. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        UMI NO DO^WA

      1934. Paperback. Good. [SOSAKU HANGA] ONCHI, Koshiro, artist & author. UMI NO DOWA. Tokyo: Hanga- so, Showa 9 [1934]. Self-wrappers, with Onchi's text and accompanying 6 polychrome woodblock prints, the blocks of which were carved by him. Each print is a vortex of images with the female form as visual pivot. Onchi and his work need no introduction - he is considered the most important Japanese printmaker of the mid-Century and one of the most innovative and creative of all time. As a leader of the Sosaku Hanga Creative Print movement, he guided the development of many of the dominant figures of post-war art until his premature death in the 1950's. UMI NO DOWA is a remarkable work, it is almost never seen outside of Japan and is by no means common even there. This copy is a bit worn and browned, about good overall - but the 6 plates are much cleaner than usual.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Nocturnes

      N.Y., Equinox Cooperative Press, 1934.. 1934. 61 (3) pp. w. lithographic (of which 3 full-page) illustrations by Lynd Ward in the text. Illustrated blue orcloth with silver-labelled spine in its original black slip-case w. original lithographic illustration entitled: "Nocturnes. Short Stories by Thomas Mann". Spine only slightly discold., slip-case slightly rbbd and its front marginally trifle sun-tanned. N° 278 of 990 copies, both numbered & signed in pencil by Thomas MANN. BÜRGIN IV, 484. ¶ Well-preserved copy of the 1st edition in english.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
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        Goodbye Mr. Chips

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1934. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt, printed endpapers. With the dust jacket and the original Evening Standard Book of the Month wrap-around band. A beautiful copy in the lightly rubbed and nicked jacket with short closed tears to the head of the spine panel and the fold at the lower flap. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Bert Allen from James Hilton, with very good wishes, October 1934". Most copies of this book that we have handled have been inscribed on a tipped-in leaf; this one, however, is inscribed on a conjugate leaf, making it particularly rare.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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