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        Permit Me Voyage

      Yale University Press New Haven: Yale University Press. 1934. First. First edition. Foreword by Archibald MacLeish. Bookplate of author and longtime Yale English professor William Lyon Phelps on the front pastedown, fine in very good or better, price-clipped dustwrapper with two shallow chips near the crown. An attractive copy of Agee's fragile first book, a collection of poetry issued in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. .

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      London, G. Delgado Ltd, 1934.. 1934, 250 x 178 mm, 9¾ x 7 inches, cream card covers with extra illustration on upper cover, title in red, complete with original silk hanging ribbon at the top. 52 half-tone illustrations, all humorous, all on different, sometimes seasonal topics, image size 150 x 108 mm (6 x 4¼ inches), each with a humorous caption below. Covers very slightly dusty and faintly spotted along edges, ribbon rather faded, corners very slightly scuffed, 20 mm (¾") split to fold at top of lower cover, contents very nice. Lacking presentation box, otherwise a very good copy. See Beare Addenda page 34, D2, all the cartoons had previously appeared in magazines. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Portrait photograph of Nora Holt

      New York october 26 1934 [New York, october 26, 1934]. (HOLT, NORA) 35.2 x 27.5 cm. (13-7/8 x 10-7/8). Half-length, in profile. Gelatin silver print. Van Vechten's blind stamp at lower right, his atelier stamp on rear with Holt's named jotted in ink, and the print reference noted in pencil. Provenance: The estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and executor of Van Vechten's photography estate and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978) . Superb, large, inscribed portrait by Van Vechten of one of his oldest, closest, and most important friends from the days of the Harlem Renaissance until the end of his life. Perhaps as much as any single person can, Nora Holt embodies the spirit of "The Irreverant Years" of the Harlem Renaissance. Van Vechten first met her in a speakeasy in Harlem in the early 20s, "Holt had already become the first African American in the United States to earn a master of music degree (from Chicago Music College) and she had been the music critic for the Chicago Defender for several years. By the 1920s, she had also helped to found the National Association of Negro Musicians, and she had published a magazine entitled Music and Poetry." (Nancy Kuhl, "Extravagant Women", Beinecke Library Exhibition Catalogue). She was also famous for singing bawdy songs at society parties (e.g., "My Daddy Rocks Me with One Steady Roll"), her many marriages and love affairs, her platinum blonde hair, and a high profile divorce from Joseph Ray in 1923 which was the subject of endless gossip in the press Van Vechten was so taken with Holt that he modeled the character of Lasca Sartoris on her in his famous and controversial novel, NIGGER HEAVEN (1923). Holt is pictured here in the session Van Vechten had with her in 1934 The image (not, apparently, in the Library of Congress) is inscribed top left [to Saul Mauriber or Carl Van Vechten?]: "You dear "With Love "Nora Holt April 1, '44"

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      1934. 2. (WAIN,LOUIS)illus. LOUIS WAIN'S GREAT BIG MIDGET BOOK by Louis Wain assisted by Claire Wain. Lond.: Dean [1934]. 4 1/4 x 4 1/2", pictorial boards, [315]p. + [2]p. ads, some wear to spine paper at bottom of spine, color fading a bit on spine else tight and VG+. Illustrated throughout with full page b&w's by Wain, in the same format of Big Little Books. Done with the assistance of his sister while he was a patient in the Napsbury psychiatric hospital, this was Wain's the last book printed in his liftime. Due to the binding and paper quality, this book is rarely found without damage.

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        Edward Pellew : Viscount Exmouth Admiral of the Red ALSO a hand written letter and inscription dated March 1939 SIGNED by the AUTHOR.

      Methuen, U.K., 1934. First Edition. Author. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. viii, 478 pages, size 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches with an index. Illustrated black and white portrait frontispiece and 13 maps and diagrams. ' The biography of a Cornish seaman of Nelson's days, and a book which will interest all lovers of the sea. The man who struck the first blow in the French Wars, the hero of the Battle of Algiers, perhaps 'the greatest Sea Officer of his time,' Lord Exmouth has been too little remembered. The story of his life, never before fully told, is a real addition to Naval History .' Book - in Near Fine [better than Very Good] bright black boards with gilt lettering - light marking to the boards but only in certain lights. Contents, light browning to the front pastedown, some spotting and browning to the front and rear endpapers, rear pastedown spotted and browned, light speckling to the extreme page edges, and minor spotting to the first couple of pages and to the occasional page otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Dust Jacket - [SEE SCAN] - Near Very Good - light marking/grubbiness, browning to spine, light rubbing to the extreme corners and extreme edges. ALSO a hand written letter and inscription dated March 1939 SIGNED by the AUTHOR. A uniquely desirable copy VERY RARE Book, complete with dust jacket and AUTHOR's letter. Please EMAIL FOR FULL SCANS. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History; Ships & the Sea. Author. Inventory No: 004426.

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        Permit Me Voyage

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

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        Portrait photograph of RamUn Novarro

      New York april 3 1934 New York, april 3, 1934. (NOVARRO, RAM"N) 24.4 x 19.6 cm. (approximately 9-5/8 x 7-5/8 inches). Bust portrait of the actor in t-shirt. Embossed stamp lower right corner, verso docketed with the name of the sitter, and in Van Vechten' hand, the date of the session, and a reference to negative ("IV F 31")

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        P.G. Wodehouse Book Right Ho, Jeeves PG Wodehouse First Edition Second Printing Book circa 1934

      Herbert Jenkins 1934. P.G. Wodehouse Book - Right Ho, Jeeves PG Wodehouse First Edition Second Printing Book circa 1934____The First Edition has for sale this collectable P.G. Wodehouse book, 'Right Ho, Jeeves', which is a first edition second printing from circa 1934.____The original red boards with brown lettering are in Very Good condition with slight discolouration and creasing to the spine; and with marks to the back board. The front board is very clean, the boards are complete and sturdy making this a very attractive set of boards for this early PG Wodehouse book.____There are 312 numbered pages with 8 pages of advertisements to the end of the book. The advertisements are a catalogue of PG Wodehouse books, entitled: 'Mr. P.G. Wodehouse' which gives synopsis, critiques and prices of the P.G. Wodehouse books to this date. The pages are clean with spotting mainly to the edges; and a small retailer's label adhered to the front pastedown, making the pages in overall Very Good condition.____This is a beautiful example of the Jeeves and Bertie Wooster book, Right Ho Jeeves, from the early 1930s.

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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.

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        A Handful of Dust

      First Edition. Frontispiece. Champman and Hall, 1934. Original black and purple cloth. Spine titled in gilt. Very slightly worn on hinges. Some foxing to text o/w very good.

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        Ravens' Brood

      Doubleday Doran & Company New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company. 1934. First. First American edition. Very slightly cocked, else fine in very good dustwrapper with small chips near the foot and a modest chip on the rear panel. A novel about Cornwall, ancient sorceries, and romance, by the creator of the "Lucia and Mapp" series. In Bleiler. Very scarce. .

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        Autograph Document Signed

      1934. unbound. American aviator, engineer and industrialist. Rare partly printed A.D. Signed, pencilled completely in Hughes' hand; a Marconigram Telegram; oblong 8vo., 1 page, August 12, 1934, aboard his yacht Southern Cross. In full: To Deborah Butler, Telephone 1227W, Nantucket (Mass). Arriving tomorrow, Monday, Winnie Howard." Hughes also filled in the questionnaire part of the document, responding as follows - Prefix: RKO; Origin: Southern Cross; By Whom Sent: H.H. etc. Fine. Winnie" was a pet name used by Howard Hughes' closest friends. It was also the pseudonym he used when engaging in trysts aboard his fabled yachts.

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        Paa livets høislette.

      Oslo 1934. 8vo. 245 s. Illustrert. Orig. helskinnbd.. Håndskrevet hilsen fra Knut Hamsun

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        ???????????? ???????? ?. ??????????? ? ?????? ?. ?????????? (??????????) "? ?????" (Eighteen Illustrations of P. Boklevsky for P. Melnikov's (Pechersky) Novel 'In Woods')

      Moscow ; Leningrad: Academia 1934. Folio. In publisher's portfolio by I. F. Rerberg. 16pp.; 19 color plates. Very good portfolio with chips, rubbing, and some toning. Peter Boklevsky is a major Russian illustrator. The creation of these paintings was preceded by extensive preparatory work by sketching types of peasants, merchants, provincial clergy. Boklevsky set the goal of portrait playing heroes, not household paintings and landscape descriptions. Shown here are various types of pilgrims, monks, novices, dogmatists, peasant types. The first edition was published in 1880s and includes only some of the illustrations. The complete and high quality version of these illustrations appeared in 1934.

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      1934. Paperback. 1. (SEUSS,DR.)illus. SECRETS OF THE DEEP or the perfect yachtsman by Old Captain Taylor. (Standard Oil): Essomarine 1934. 8vo (6 x 9"), pictorial wraps, 34p., cover slightly dusty, near Fine. This is the Library of Congress deposit copy with no markings other than the date of acquisition stamp of August 4, 1934. A humorous look at yachting, illustrated in color by Seuss with large red, white and blue drawings and featuring a sea creature whose face appears years later as the Cat In The Hat. Because it is the deposit copy, it is one of the earliest off the press. See Dr. Seuss From Then To Now 41a, Younger/Hirsch 69.

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        Formenkunst der Natur

      Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth Berlin: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, (1934). 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. Booklet foxed, a few plates lightly foxed; very good in drop back blue portfolio.

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        SPEEDY IN OZ

      1934. 2. (BAUM,L.FRANK). SPEEDY IN OZ by Ruth Plumly Thompson. Chic: Reilly & Lee (1934). 4to, blue cloth, pict. paste-on, 298p., light shelf wear, fox spots on bottom of a few pages else VG+. 1st ed. Illustrated by JOHN R.NEILL with 12 color plates plus pict. ep's and many b&w's. A nice copy of one of the most uncommon Oz titles. H-G XXVIII.

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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.

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      In 8vo; pp.371. Dodici tavole. Esemplare a fogli chiusi. Cart. edit. slegato. Ad un secolo dalla erudita pubblicazione di Rosario Mangoni, Cerio pubblicò quest?opera che egli stesso volle definire ?catalogo ragionato della Biblioteca Caprese?. Dotto lavoro, uno dei più preziosi su Capri. Gli occhi incantati dell?autore frugano con amorosa insistenza nella storia della bella Capri, cercando quanto possa magnificarla. Al poeta così si sostituisce l?erudito che studia gli archivi per conoscere la storia dei Capitani di Capra ed Anna Crapa, delle capitolazioni che ?comunicano lo sfratto alle persone vagabonde, disutili e scandalose?, della magnifica Certosa e della sua vita. Né può sfuggire la tristezza soffusa nelle pagine sulla peste del 1656, un avvenimento tanto lontano che ancora sembra ferire l?anima di Cerio. Edizione a limitato tiraggio, copia n. 310 di 350. Dedica autografa a Kenneth Macpherson from Cerio. Sandomenico, pag. 116.

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        Chambre obscure. Roman traduit du russe par Mme Doussia Ergaz.

      Paris; Éditions Bernard Grasset, 1934. (Romans étrangers). 19x12 cm. (4), 243, (1, 2 blanks) pp. Original printed wrappers. Unopened. Spine is a trifle worn. The printed price on spine has been manually changed. A light crease on front wrapper. Minor spotting on top edge. Contents are clean and bright, with just a few leaves insignificantly creased. Kamera obskura was originally serialized in Sovremennye Zapiski No. 49-52 (Paris, 1932). This is the first French edition

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        Beasts Royal

      Putnam, London, 1934. 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good.

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      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1934 First Edition of Queen's second book, (pseudonym of Frederick Dannay and Manfred B. Lee), a Queen's Quorum title and the first Ellery Queen short story collection. The notable Goldstone copy with Adrian Goldstone's neat bookplate affixed to the front pastedown - acquired in the famous 1981 Goldstone sale of Mystery & Detective fiction. A bright, fresh near fine copy in illustrated black and yellow cloth with some light use, black titles to the spine in a fine facsimile dustwrapper of the original. 8vo. 357 pp. A very attractive copy.. First Edition.

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

      Washington DC n.d. ca. fall 1934 [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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        DOMUS - 1934 - n. 073 - 084 annata completa 1934 di 12 volumi sciolti - direttore GIO PONTI., Milano, Editoriale Domus, 1934

      25 x 33, brossure in buone condizioni anche interne, pp. 60-80 per ogni volume. Le pagine di pubblicità sono assai eleganti e di pp. 30-40 per ogni numero. Ci sono le straordinarie serie di bellissime fotografie sui vari argomenti: costruzioni di ogni tipo, case, palazzi e ville, interni, mobili, arredi, arti decorative ecc. Gli scritti tutti assai autorevoli ed al massimo livello. Opere di GIO PONTI (Propulsore della rivista ed agitatore culturale di suo,,LAMBERTO VITALI, GIUSEPPE PAGANO, VITTORIO ABBATI, EDOARDO PERSICO (grande interprete culturale purtroppo scomparso prematuramente), ecc.ecc. Le letterature non sono trascurate con scritti di PIERO GADDA, TITTA ROSA, LEONARDO SINISGALLI ed altri.

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        Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux

      Paris: La Meridienne. 1934. First edition thus, with illustrations by Charles Martin. Text in French. Very slightly soiled in French-folded wrappers. Beautiful, mildly erotic illustrations by Martin. .

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        Forest Fire (Uncorrected Proof of the First UK Edition)

      Faber and Faber London: Faber and Faber, 1934. UNCORRECTED PROOF, preceding the first UK edition. Very Good in plain brown wrappers, title label on the spine. Square and tight with a few creases to the spine panel. In a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. The UK edition of Stout's book is itself a rarity, this proof likely the only surviving copy. Found in the author's attic after his death.

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        Monuments de l'Égypte Gréco-Romaine Publiés par la Sociéte Royale d'Archeologie d'Alexandrie sous les Auspices de sa Majesté Fouad Premier Roi d'Égypte: Tome Deuxième (Volume II: Part I and II)

      Officine Dell' Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche Bergamo: Officine Dell' Istituto Italiano D'Arti Grafiche, 1930 & 1934. Hardcover. g. 2 volumes. 1930 volume: Folio. 90pp. of text followed by 77pp. of plates. Half vellum over gray boards with black lettering. Discoloration and some staining to spine and boards. Small tear to head and tail of spine. Corners bumped and worn. Top edge gilt. Hinges starting. 1934 volume: Folio. 72pp. of text followed by 122pp. of plates. Paper covered boards with black lettering to cover and spine. Letters on spine faded. Tearing and chipping to backstrip. Foxing to boards, page edges and to spine. Corners bumped. Wear to edges and corners. Small stamp of previous owner to endpaper, blank page and to title page not affecting text. "Terrecotte Figurate Greche E Greco-Egizie Del Museo Di Alessandria." Two wonderful volumes on Greek-Roman, and Egyptian Terra-cotta sculpture from the collections of the "Museo Di Alessandria". The author Evaristo Breccia (1876-1967) was the director of the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria as well as an archaeologist. Illustrated with full page color, b/w and sepia toned plates. Volume I. of this series was published in 1926. Binding on both volumes in fair, internally in very good condition.

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        Appointment in Samarra

      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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        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 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"

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        Seven Gothic Tales.

      Putnam, London 1934. Second impression. Frontispiece by Rex Whistler. 522 pages. Orig. burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. No dust wrappers. Very good++. Spine slightly faded, and some minor signs of use.. First English edition, second impression. The American edition is the true first edition. The author's first book.** Inscribed in Danish by the author on front endpaper: "Til (i.e. "to") Bertha 15 Oktober 1943 fra (i.e. "from") ID". *** Inscribed copies of Karen Blixen's first book are extremely scarce. The American (true) first edition of "Seven Gothic Tales" was published on April 9th 1934, while the British edition came out on September 9th 1934, quickly followed by a second impression. The Danish version, "Syv fantastiske Fortællinger", translated by the author herself, was published on September 25th 1934, also under the pseudonym isak Dinesen. Dinesen was Karen Blixen's original last name, which she changed when marrying Swedish baron Blixen in January 1914. The first name Isak was chosen due to the biblical references: Karen Blixen later declared, that she was fascinated by the Old Testament tale of Sara who laughed when God himself predicted that she would give birth to a son, Isaac ("he who laughs").**** The immediate success of this book, obviously written by a Danish author, caused much stir in Denmark. On April 22nd 1934, the American publisher revealed the true identity of Isak Dinesen. However, this information came out in the Danish press about a week later and caused another sensation. Karen Blixen was world famous from about day 1. Later she used the pseudonym Isak Dinesen in almost all English language editions of her works

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      1934. 2. ROBINSON,W.HEATH. ADVENTURES OF UNCLE LUBIN. Lond: Chatto & Windus (1934). Sm. 4to, yellow pict. bds, [117]p.. sl. wear to head of spine, 7 line illus. nicely colored else VG+ in chipped pict. dw. A new edition with color plate frontis and color pict. wrapper newly designed for the 1927 Chatto ed. & with a profusion of marvelous line illus. throughout. Quite scarce in wrapper. Beare 24c.

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        Ecclesiastes, or The Preacher

      Golden Cockerel Press 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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      Sociedad Espanola de Amigos del Arte Madrid: Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte. 1934. small folio, cloth, dust jacket. 249, 61 full-page plates, (7) pages.. Text in Spanish. S-K 2022. First edition, one of 100 numbered copies. A scarce history of bookbinding in Spain from the 12th to the 19th century. Some of the 61 full-page plates of bindings are in color; each is protected by a tissue guard. Each of the color plates are tipped-in. These special copies are printed on much better paper and the volume is 50% thicker than the trade edition. The jacket is chipped with small tears. .

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      1934. 1. (WYETH,N.C.)illus. ANTHONY ADVERSE by Hervey Allen. NY:Ferrar Rinehart 1934 (1933,1934). 4to, 2 vols., green gilt cloth, FINE IN ORIGINAL PICTORIAL SLIPCASE (case only very slightly worn). 1st Wyeth ed., SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR HERVEY ALLEN! Illustrated by Wyeth with color illustrations on covers and spine of case, color pictorial endpapers in each volume (different illus.), plus color frontispieces in each volume. A special copy of a beautiful work and a very uncommon Wyeth item - especially in slipcase. Allen p. [97].

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

      London: Constable & Co 1934 London: Constable & Co, [1934]. First edition. 8vo. . Original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Near fine copy (front hinge cracking) in a fine (and rare) dust jacket. Morocco ex-libris of John Drinkwater on front pastedown (see below). In cloth slipcase with chemise. Laurence A216 . Inscribed on the half-title: "to John Drinkwater/ G.B. Shaw / his Forerunner. 26th July 1934." Beneath the inscription Drinkwater was written in pencil, "Malvern Festival. JD." Fine association

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      Hardcover. No dust-wrapper. First edition. Number 56 of a signed limited edition of 101 copies only. Publisher's half tan calf over buckram-covered boards; gilt label to spine. Top edge gilt. Fore-edges untrimmed. Octavo. Two recent (1962 & 2000) inscriptions to endpaper; light spotting to fore-edges; else a very handsome copy.

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        NOH-KA GABI

      1934. Very Good. [COSTUME DESIGNS - NOH THEATER] NOH-KA GABI. Tokyo & Kyoto: Unsodo, n.d. [Showa 9, 1934]. Large brocade covered wooden box of 102 (of 100 - there are 2 extra plates not called for in the contents pages) plates of Noh costumes, patterns, masks, etc. An impressive mixture of printing techniques - color woodcut, offset, color collotype and various hybrids thereof. Sheet size: 29 x 37 cm. One of the wonderful folios for which Unsodo was famous between the wars. Very good, complete, very unusual, text in Japanese.

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      Gallimard Paris: Gallimard, (1934). First edition. Softcover. vg. Sm. 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated wrappers in original glassine jacket. A delightful book covering various islands of Tahiti, incl. Papeete, Moorea and others. In 1934, the year of publication, Tahiti was not the tourist destination it is today. The wonderful b/w photographs by Roger Parry, who also is the photographer of Banalite, which show people, landscapes and life in this French-Polynesian paradise the way it used to be. Some discoloration, staining and one minor tear to glassine. Text in French. Glassine in good, book in very good condition.

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        Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

      The Crime Club/ Collins 1934. 252,(2) pp. First edition. Publisher's grey cloth with title in black on spine and front board. Front board also with oil lamp and exlibris within circle in black. Some fading to spine and small spot. Small traces of erased pencilmarks front paste down and half-title. Some tiny spots front edge. 18,5 x 12,5 cm.. First edition text in a later Library binding. Last pages with ads for Murder on the Orient Express. The Listerdale Mystery. Lord Edgware Dies

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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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        The Book of Tokens: 22 Meditations on the Ageless Wisdom

      Washington, D. C.: Tarota, 1934. First edition.. Hardcover. Near fine. Yes. 8vo. ix,(1),191pp. Publisher's orange-colored leather embossed flexible cloth binding. Upper board blocked with the title in gilt. Top edge gilt, Ribbon marker. Illustrated with diagrams of the Tarot and with a frontispiece of the Tree of Life. According to the plate on the front pastedown this is one of 81 numbered copies signed by Case. Some stray old tape marks on the endpapers, bookplate, the limitation plate has some soiling from the adhesive used to affix it, else this is a near fine copy. Scarce.

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        Ulysses ( First American Edition - Review Copy )

      Random House, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Random House, New York 1934. First American Edition / First Printing. States First American Edition on the copyright page with no additional printings. In the jacket without the jacket designer's name at the front panel. A review copy with the review slip laid in at the front endpaper. Rare. Book Condition: Very Good, cloth boards with black and red lettering at the front board and at the spine, light darkening at the spine, light spots on the boards and page edges, clean endpaper and pages, tight spine, lightly read. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, bright front panel, light darkening at the jacket spine, tear at the head of the jacket spine repaired by tape at the opposite side, shelf wear at the edges, small hole at the rear panel near the spine, small tear at the foot of the front panel, minor spots on the jacket.

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        Courageous Women

      Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, printed by the T. H. Best Printing Company, ND, [1934]. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo, vi, [2], 203 [1] pp. over 7 " - 9 " tall No dust jacket, Red binding with gold lettering. Previous owners name (Violet L. Dick) neatly inscribed is on first endpaper. Slight sunning at top and bottom of binding, otherwise, a very good copy. . , The book contains 21 chapters, each chapter about a famous woman of history including: Joan of Arc.--Florence Nightingale.-- Mary Slessor.-- Laura Secord.-- Catharine Parr Traill.-- Queen Victoria.-- Madeleine de Vercheres.-- Helen Keller.-- Ada May Courtice.-- Caroline Macdonald.-- Elizabeth Louise Mair.-- Anna J. Gaudin.-- Edith Cavell.-- Sadie Stringer.-- Madame Albani.-- (Tekakionwake) Pauline Johnson.-- Aletta Elise Marty.-- Dr. Margaret MacKellar.-- Margaret Polson Murray.-- Lady Tilley.-- Marshall Saunders.. "1934 - Ewan spends several months in a mental institution in Guelph after a breakdown. Maud's first grandchild is born to Chester and his wife. A second "Anne of Green Gables" film is released, with no profit to Montgomery. She experiences financial troubles and her health is deteriorating. She collaborates with Marian Keith and Mabel Burns McKinley to write a book of biographies titled Courageous Women." Information quoted from An L.M. Montgomery Resource Page and TickledOrange

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        MARC CHAGALL. Poème de Fernand Marc avec un dessin de Marc Chagall

      Paris: Galerie "Gravitations," [1934]. , 1934 Marc, Fernand. MARC CHAGALL. Poème de Fernand Marc avec un dessin de Marc Chagall. Paris: Galerie "Gravitations," [1934]. Sm. 8vo., 11pp., Stiff wrappers in the original glassine. No. 9 of only 10 copies on Japon [of a total of 100 copies on papier pur chiffon] / [tire´: 10 exemplaires dur japon nume´rote´s de 1 a` 10 et 100 exemplaires sur papier pur chiffon fait a` la main nume´rote´s de 11 a` 110."] A fine example of this rare Chagall illustrated book. Très bon. état. [No WorldCat Copies Listed].. First Edition.. Illus. by Chagall.

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        Courageous Women: Inspiring Biographies of Girls Who Grew to be Women of Courage and Achievement -by L M Montgomery, Marian Keith, M B McKinley ( Lucy Maud / Mabel Burns ) (in rare variant dustjacket)

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, red cloth, a Near Fine copy, in a lovely Good/Very Good text design dustjacket with some shallow chipping and a few closed tears, a wee bit of age toning to the spine of the jacket (and I do mean wee), a sticker has been placed over the price on the front flap but careful examination with abright light reveals a 1.50 price tag, incredibly rare in any dustjacket, this is the variant jacket (with text only) of the more often seen pictorial dustjacket edition, no priority has been established but all dustjacketed copies are rare, ---the pictorial dustjacketed copies are in a reddish-orange cloth and are slightly taller than this variant issue, ----as per the Lucy Maud Montgomery bibliography by Frank and Juanita Lechowick this copy is in maroon cloth (I'd call it red but who am I to quibble), as well this has the ruled line on the copyright page, red stain to upper edge of text block as called for, 19.6 cm tall (versus 20.9 cm on the red-orange issue) ---no priority established between the two issues but it is difficult to imagine McClelland and Stewart producing this with a pictorial dustjacket for the first "run" and then finding demand high and issuing it with a text jacket, it SEEMS much more likely that unexpected demand for the book with the text dustjacket would lead M&S to issue further copies with a more visually appealing pictorial dj ---and of course, if the pictorial jacket had been used on the first production run why change it all?, a very scarce book but especially so in dustjacket, the Lechowick bibliography states that there is one recorded copy of this title in this text design dustjacket ---now two copies are known but I guess there are other copies out there burrowed away in some little hidey-hole, -----contents include: The Maid of France: Joan of Arc; The Angel of the Crimea: Florence Nightingale; The Great White Ma: Mary Slessor of Calabar; A Brave Deed: Laura Secord; Happiness in a Log Cabin: Catharine Parr Traill; A Noble Girl Queen: Queen Victoria; Courage in Danger: Madeleine De Vercheres; From Darkness to Light: Helen Keller; A Friend of the School: Ada May Courtice; The Golden Chrysanthemum: Caroline MacDonald; A Loyal Pioneer of the West: Elizabeth Louise Mair; Caring for Indians: Anna J Gaudin; A War Heroine: Edith Cavell; Braving the White North: Sadie Stringer; Canada's Queen of Song: Madame Albani; The Princess of the Paddle: ( Tekakionwake ) E Pauline Johnson; A Leader in Education: Aletta Elise Marty; A Pupil at School: Dr Margaret MacKellar; A Daughter of the Empire: Margaret Polson Murray; Service for Others: Lady Tilley; Champion of Dumb Animals: Marshall Saunders, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Illus. by Text Cover.

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        Courageous Women ---by L M Montgomery, Marian Keith, M B McKinley ( Lucy Maud / Mabel Burns )(signed By 22 Canadian Authors )

      Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1934, 1st Edition, 1st Printing -----------hardcover, red cloth, a Good only copy with dulling to the red cloth (boards and spine), short tear along spine, some tip wear with show through to boards under the cloth, gift inscription dated 1934, ---the front blank endpapers have been signed by at least 22 Canadian authors plus three more signatures which are likely CDN authors, list of signatories are: Nellie McClung; Eric Gaskell; Kathryn Munro; Ada Twohy Kent; Wilson MacDonald; Annie Marion Fox; Sigmund Samuel; William Arthur Deacon; Evelyn L Weller; E A Hardy; Howard Angus Kennedy; Jessie McEwen ( Agnes Fisher ); Charles G D Roberts; Grey Owl; E J Pratt; Kathleen Strange; Lillie Brooks; John M ( Morgan ) Gray; Pelham Gwyn; J E Middleton; J R Appleton; A N O'Brien (?), William Philips Rawley, W A Smart (?); plus 3 others which I cannot decipher, this book has NOT been signed by any of the three authors of this book !! ----as per the Lucy Maud Montgomery bibliography by Frank and Juanita Lechowick this copy is in maroon cloth (I'd call it red but who am I to quibble), as well this has the ruled line on the copyright page, red stain to upper edge of text block as called for, 19.6 cm tall (versus 20.9 cm on the red-orange issue) ---no priority established between the two issues although based on a dustjacketed copy that I have currently I believe this slightly shorter edition to be the true FIRST, a very scarce book, -----contents include: The Maid of France: Joan of Arc; The Angel of the Crimea: Florence Nightingale; The Great White Ma: Mary Slessor of Calabar; A Brave Deed: Laura Secord; Happiness in a Log Cabin: Catharine Parr Traill; A Noble Girl Queen: Queen Victoria; Courage in Danger: Madeleine De Vercheres; From Darkness to Light: Helen Keller; A Friend of the School: Ada May Courtice; The Golden Chrysanthemum: Caroline MacDonald; A Loyal Pioneer of the West: Elizabeth Louise Mair; Caring for Indians: Anna J Gaudin; A War Heroine: Edith Cavell; Braving the White North: Sadie Stringer; Canada's Queen of Song: Madame Albani; The Princess of the Paddle: ( Tekakionwake ) E Pauline Johnson; A Leader in Education: Aletta Elise Marty; A Pupil at School: Dr Margaret MacKellar; A Daughter of the Empire: Margaret Polson Murray; Service for Others: Lady Tilley; Champion of Dumb Animals: Marshall Saunders, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo . Signed by Canadian Authors . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by No Dustjacket.

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        Souvenir Folder of Nantucket, Mass. --- signed By H P Lovecraft to Clark Ashton Smith ( Postcards / Post Cards )( Massachussetts )( Howard Phillips )

      Nantucket, Massachussetts: No Publisher, 1934, 1st Printing ---------a souvenir fold-out booklet of various views of nantucket, MA., post card size with images on both sides, a Very Good+ copy, postmark is stamped Nantucket and dated 1934, 2 original 1 cent stamps on folder, addressed in Lovecraft's hand to Clark Ashton Smith's Auburn California address, signed on the inner flap of the folder by Lovecraft, the signature reads, " Yrs for the Ebon Tide -- Ech-Pi-El --, in a plain brown envelope which was used by an earlier seller to keep the item safe, included is an original bill of sale dated 1988 from one of the most respected SF/Fantasy booksellers in California, a very nice item, in spite of the thousands of hand written letters and such that HPL penned in his lifetime signed material remains elusive, this is particularly nice as he uses his KALEM Club moniker and of course this being addressed to CAS makes this even nicer, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. First Edition. Ephemera. Very Good+/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Photo Cover.

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

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