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        Gedichten. Amsterdam, Willem Barents, 1723.

      "4°: * 4 (*3+pi1) 2* 4 (-2*4) A-V 4 (-V4) X-4I 4 4K 2, gepag.: [16] 626 [1] pp. Op de in rood en zwart gedrukte titelpagina een vignet door P. Goeree; boven de opdracht aan Joan van Ravestein diens wapen, voorts een portret van Abraham Bogaert door Jakob Houbraken naar N. Verkolje. Met twee ongesigneerde uitslaande platen: Gezicht in de tuinen van Geuzevelt en een afbeelding van het kabinet van mineralen van Simon Schijnvoet. Contemp. perkament. Goed exemplaar. Op titelpagina naam [stempel]: M. de Jongh. Lit.: E. de la Fontaine Verwey, De illustratie van letterkundige werken in de XVIIIe eeuw (Amsterdam 1934) Scheepers I, 174 (met 4 uitsl. platen); Fontaine Verwey cat. p.141. "."Bevat een hofdicht op Geuzevelt, de buitenplaats van Antony Klok, 'Keurstoffe van Griekse en Romeinse Grootmoedigheden', opgedragen aan Joan Six, de uit het , 523, vertaalde treurspelen 'Alexander de Groote' (Racine) en 'Rhadamistus en Zenobia' (De Crebillon), mengeldichten en een groot aantal gelegenheidsdichten. Onder de laatste o.a. lofdichten op het muntkabinet van J. de Wilde en op de kabinetten van Simon Schijnvoet en J. de Rijk. Twee van de vier uitslaande platen ontbreken. L0422"

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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        Die Flaggensprache der Welt. Die farbenerfüllte Bilderbeilage der Aladin-Zigarettenfabrik. Mit textbeiträgen von Graf von Luckner, Eugen Mathy und Hans Erman.

      Dresden: Aladin Zigarettenfabrik, 1934 - 48 Seiten mit einigen Textzeichnungen von A. O. Koeppen und A. G. Nissen sowie 200 montierten farbigen Bildern, sowie zwei Farbtafeln (Alphabet der Flaggensprache der Welt. / Das internationale Winkeralphabet (Semaphoralphabet)) Querformat: 24,5 x 28,5 cm, weißer Original-Kartoneinband mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel und farbig illustriertem Original-Schutzumschlag. Köberich 20112. Inhalt: Teil 1: Das Alphabet der Flaggensprache der Welt. Teil 2: Die Seemanssignale aus dem Weltsignalbuch. * * * Umschlag mit geringfügigen Randläsuren, sonst gut bis sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 950 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Matthias Severin Antiquariat]
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        Peiping.

      Peiyang Press. (circa1934)., [Peiping]. - Coloured folding plan of Peking with original envelope. 60 x 50cm. A few neat repairs at folds, two panels evenly browned on reverse. A very good copy of a scarce pictorial plan with its envelope. This delightful and scarce pictorial map of Peking with landmarks and streets in romanised Chinese, with occasional Chinese characters, is surprisingly scarce. Although apparently issued in several editions in the 1920s and 30s, it appears relatively infrequently on the market. The divisions of the Legation District are indicated by their flags - this edition shows the German Legation by use of the black, white and red bands of the German flag. This flag which was no longer used after 1935 helps date this edition. Other landmarks and attractions shown included theatres, foreign shopping area adjacent to the legations quarter, Liu Li Chang Curio District, the racecourse, the many city gates etc.

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        THE PAWNEE INDIANS. TWO PARTS.

      Denver: John VanMale, 1934., 1934. First edition. First edition. Limited to 100 copies. The Old West Series Numbers Four and Five in the Old West Series. VOLUME I: Quarto. Decorated wrappers with cloth spine, 54 pp., footnotes. errata slip. VOLUME II: Quarto. Decorated wrappers with cloth spine, 50 pp., footnotes. The early history of the Pawnee Indians including their origin, habitat, and culture. Hyde was considered the "Dean of Indian Historians," and wrote numerous books about the history of Native Americans. Printed notices affixed to the copyright page pointing out the mistakes in the volumes. Light wear to the spine ends else a very good set.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Bud 2nd: A Collection of Literary Stories in Creative Writing [cover title]: Bud The Second 1934

      Phillips Russell's Class, [Chapel Hill] 1934 - Quarto. Quarter canvas and blue card wrappers with title either hand-inked or dittoed on the front wrap. 40 mimeographed leaves printed rectos only. A trifle age-toned, else very near fine. Frontispiece portrait of Russell by Robert C. Ruark. Stories and poems by members of Phillips Russell's English class at the University of North Carolina. Russell seems to have infected his students with the hard-boiled style of the mid-1930s, and among the stories are included a very hard-boiled story by Ruark: "Ashes to Ashes" (first line: "Tommy's dead."), seemingly autobiographical, about a brilliant but pugnacious student who graduates Phi Beta Kappa from Duke, but runs off to the merchant marine and has bloodthirsty adventures, until he marries and has the (figurative) life sucked out of him by his wife. Ruark would have been 18 or 19 at the time of publication. Phillips Russell was an influential English and Journalism teacher at UNC, and published many books, mostly biographies and other non-fiction. Ruark excelled at both journalism and fiction, and is particularly well-known for his writing on Africa and hunting. This is certainly one of his first published works. *OCLC* locates a single run of this annual compilation (1933-1953), not surprisingly at the University of North Carolina. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Essays Of Michel De Montaigne ( Three Volume Set )

      Knopf , 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. Not Ex-Library Copy.. Hardcover Edition Issued Without Dustjacket..Text Unmarked..Binding Is Solid..Not Ex-Library Copy..No Remainder Mark..Small Neat Name On Fep...Stated First Edition, First Printing..Three Volume Set.. All Three Books State First Edition, First Printing..

      [Bookseller: Thomas Savage, Bookseller]
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        [ONE OF THE NEW ERA TEXTBOOKS FOR YOUNG ARCHITECTS] Elementy arkhitekturno-prostranstvennoi kompozitsii [i.e. Elements of Architectural and Spatial Composition]

      Moscow; Leningrad: Gosstroiizdat, 1934. 172 pp.: ill., 5 ill. 29,5x21,5 cm. In publisher's cloth with red lettering. General soiling, title page is toned, owner's signature on the front board and title page. First edition. One of 4000 copies. Illustrated throughout with numerous black and white drawings and photographs. The main subject of this textbook is a series of aspects of spatial composition in architecture. The author based this material on his own 10 year experience of teaching at Moscow architecture university first year students basics of composition (the discipline was called "Space"). First this discipline appeared in VKHUTEIN in 1923 'as a result of a long fight at the architecture department between different views on architectural method'. The author used materials from that discipline, 'the most valuable parts'. In general the book is dedicated to simply what resources and tools to use and how an architect can operate them. It became important not to lose touch with the reality, but also he stated "you can't design and build only based on studies of spatial composition (it becomes formalism), but you can't manage without it". This textbook does not renounce the experience and heritage of constructivism of the 1920s but he strongly against formalism in the future. This textbook laid grounds for future architects of 1930s and 1940s. The book is illustrated throughout, and the most impressive are combinations of old and new architecture on one page or a turn, like Parthenon frieze and The Dnieper Hydroelectric Station (designed by constructivist architects Viktor Vesnin and Nikolai Kolli), or Palazzo Valmarana and Le Corbusier's house, or The Admiralty building in St. Petersburg and The Derzhprom building in Kharkiv, or Novgorod cathedral and Konstantin Melnikov's club in Moscow. The book's application is also worth attention: it includes tasks for students and examples of their solutions (practical work for first year students of "Space" discipline at VKHUTEIN 1923-1933). The most interesting part are photographs of architectural models which are basically exemplary task solutions (see photos). Vladimir Fedorovich Krinsky (1890-1971) was one of the prominent representatives of the architectural rationalism (one of the main architectural groups in 1920s-30s). He was a professor at VKHUTEMAS in 1920s and a head of the United workshop ('Obmas') with Ladovsky and Dokuchaev. During his work at VKHUTEMAS he made a significant contribution to improving the methods of developing spatial thinking among future architects. He himself experimented a lot with the volume, color and texture of the material, revealing the artistic possibilities of these means of architectural expressiveness and developing the most effective methods of teaching. This experience was summed up in this book (together with I.V. Lamtsov and M.A. Turkus) approved for the architectural universities.

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        Ulysses (1st printing in 1st issue DJ w/ Reichl)

      Random House, New York 1934 - Random House, New York. 1934. 768 pages. First edition, first printing. 1st issue DJ with Reichl name on lower right front. $3.50 price has been clipped from the flap. Binding and hinges are strong. Endpapers are clean and bright. Darkened topstain. Cloth panels show random age toning and soiling. Tiny rubs to cloth at corner tips. DJ shows open chips and uneven toning with some tape reinforcements on verso. A tight, strong copy of the classic in the first edition, first printing housed in a first issue DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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        Mein welt bild

      Amsterdam, Querido Verlag 1934 - Grand in-8° broché, 269 pages. Couverture un peu fanée avec des striures au dos. Les positions politiques prises par Einstein sont marquées par ses opinions socialistes et pacifistes, relativisant ces dernières parfois, par exemple en déconseillant l'objection de conscience à un jeune Européen lui ayant écrit pendant les années 1930, « pour la sauvegarde de son pays et de la civilisation ». En 1913, il est cosignataire d'une pétition pour la paix que trois autres savants allemands acceptent de signer. Einstein éprouve une forte antipathie vis-à-vis des institutions militaires, publiant dès 1934 dans ce livre « La pire des institutions grégaires se prénomme l'armée. Je la hais. Si un homme peut éprouver quelque plaisir à défiler en rang aux sons d'une musique, je méprise cet homme. Il ne mérite pas un cerveau humain puisqu'une moelle épinière le satisfait. Nous devrions faire disparaître le plus rapidement possible ce cancer de la civilisation » [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PRISCA]
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        Obstétrique. Physio-pahtologie de la reproduction. Fonctionnement électrique de la Machine humaine, preuves gravidiques et tociques

      Paris, Maloine, 1934, in-4, de (6), 508 et (1) pages, plein cuir marron de l'époque (couvertures et dos d'origine conservés), Unique édition, rare, ce de traité qui compile tous les travaux de Paul Bouquet : philosophiques, physiologiques et obstétricaux. Exemplaire personnel de l'auteur, portant ses initiales sur le premier plat, bien relié.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        The Pastimes of Aleck Maury

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1934. First. First English edition, published in the U.S. as Aleck Maury, Sportsman.. Near fine in a soiled, good dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. The author's most important and celebrated novel, about a Southerner who is both a scholar and a sportsman, based on the life of her father. As might be inferred from the subject, interest in the novel in England was bound to be minimal, and the first printing there was almost certainly miniscule. Exceptionally uncommon in the English edition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Reading Into The Picture

      The James Press, London 1934 - Xxix, 29, (I) Pp. Hardcover, Four Colors Of Cloth ( There Is No Standard Set Of Colors But The Design Was Constant), Gilt. One Of 90 Copies, This Copy Number "B" (Colophon Hand Corrected By James From Seventy-Five To Ninety).). Inscribed By Edward James "With Love" To His Sister Silvia And Dated Christmas 1934. 11 1/8" X 8 5/8". Light Wear And Fading To Covers, Although Spine And Cover Gilt Lettering Is Bright And Clear. No Fraying. Edward James, British Heir, Author, Was A An Important Collector And Supporter Of Surrealism. His Family Home, The West Dean Estate, He Donated To Found A College Devoted To Fostering Skilled Useful Arts.He Took As His Personal Home A Smaller House On The Estate, Monkton, Which He Filled With Surrealist And Other Fine Art, Including Work On The House Itself By Noted Surrealists. While In Hollywood, He Advocated For The Saving Of The Watts Towers After They Were Abandoned By Simon Rodia. By His Design And At His Own Expense. Las Pozas ("The Pools") Was Created By James Circa 1949-1984, More Than 2,000 Feet (610 M) Above Sea Level, In A Subtropical Rainforest. It Includes More Than 80 Acres (32 Ha) Of Natural Waterfalls And Pools Interlaced With Towering Surrealist Sculptures In Concrete. Las Pozas Is Near The Village Of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, A Seven-Hour Drive North Of Mexico City.Where It Is Now Maintained As A Foundation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        La Direttissima Bologna-Firenze

      Bologna, 1934, 4to brossura originale, bella copertina illustrata col. (di A. Calzavara) pp. 89 con num. ill. fotogr. n.t. + 6 grandi tav. a col. più volte rip. in fine. Buina copia.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani già' Naturalistica snc]
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        Marlborough His Life and Times.

      London: George G. Harrap, 1934. - NEW EDITION REVISED. 4 vols., 9-3/8" x 6-5/8", illustrated. Bound in the publisher's deluxe binding of 1/2 blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt. Inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, spines slightly uneven in color, overall still a VERY GOOD set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D&D Galleries - ABAA]
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        Photograph portrait, signed

      1934. Signature faded, upper right corner chipped, some light edgewear. Gelatin silver print, 13 1/4 x 10 inches, signed in the right background, annotated on verso "Mr. H.G. Wells." Wells holds in this three-quarter-length portrait a copy of his 'Seven Famous Novels', a book that was published in 1934. The photographer is unattributed, but the image and Wells's countenance bear similarities to press photos taken by Pictorial Press Ltd.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Brigadetreffen in der tausendjährigen Reichsstadt Nordhausen am Harz. Aufmarsch der Brigade 45 am 24. Juni 1934 * l e t z t e G r o ß v e r a n s t a l t u n g v o n S A.- S t a b s c h e f E r n s t R ö h m , dieser ganzseitig abgebildet

      Nordhausen, Selbstverlag der Brigade 45, 1934. (noch zu Nr.24849:) . . . \"Der SA.-Mann soll mehr sein, als scheinen. Wer sein eigenes Ich in den Vordergrund stellt, wer sein Lebensziel darin erblickt, möglichst oft genannt, fotografiert und gefeiert zu werden, wer sich überall vordrängt, wer prahlt und wichtigtut, ist in der SA. fehl am Platze. Art. 19 der A.D.O. der SA.\" / \"Jeder Sturm soll zeigen, was er in den Wintermonaten gelernt hat, was er sich mühsam an Geld erspart und in Ausrüstungsstücke umsetzen konnte. Wer seine Pflicht getan hat, der kann unbesorgt dem Gruppenführer in die Augen schauen und wird sein strenges aber gerechtes Urteil finden. Wir sind eine arme Brigade, aber trotzdem ist es uns gelungen, einen guten Teil Ausrüstung zu beschaffen. Neben der Paradeaufstellung und dem Vorbeimarsch wollen wir auch beweisen, daß \"SA.-Mann sein\" heißt: auch Sportsmann sein! Ein Wettkampf zwischen den Standarten wird nachweisen, daß wir erstklassige Wasserballmannschaften, gute Fußballspieler, Turner, Reiter und schneidige Motorfahrer haben. So soll der sportliche Wettkampf einen fröhlichen Verlauf nehmen und daneben durch die hoffentlich zahlreichen Zuschauer einen anständigen Reinertrag bringen, aus dem wieder weitere Ausrüstung beschafft werden kann. Für die Ehrengäste wird es eine ganz besondere Überraschung geben, wenn sie anstatt in Hotelbetten, im Biwak der Marschstürme des \"SA.-Hilfswerklagers Kurt Lasch\" mit übernachten dürfen. Fröhliches Biwakleben am Vorabend des Aufmarsch sollte erweisen, daß wir die alten rauhen Kämpfe geblieben sind und bleiben werden - in alle Ewigkeit, im Herzen jung, als Adolf Hitlers getreueste SA.!\" - Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung. - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, SA der NSDAP, NS-Organisationen, Sturmabteilung, Nationalsozialismus, die braunen Soldaten des Führers, Männer im Braunhemd, SA.-Sportveranstaltung, nationalsozialistische Manneszucht und Einsatzbereitschaft, Kampf und Sieg der Bewegung,SA.-Stabschef Röhm in Nordhausen, letzte Großveranstaltung des Ernst Röhm vor seinem Heimgang, SA-Männer in Thüringen-Nord, SA.-Hilfswerklager Kurt Lasch, rein deutsches Benzin von Leuna, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, SA der NSDAP, NS-Organisationen, Sturmabteilung, Nationalsozialismus, die braunen Soldaten des Führers, Männer im Braunhemd, SA.-Sportveranstaltung, nationalsozialistische Manneszucht und Einsatzbereitschaft, Kampf und Sieg der Bewegung,SA.-Stabschef Röhm in Nordhausen, letzte Großveranstaltung des Ernst Röhm vor seinem Heimgang, SA-Männer in Thüringen-Nord, SA.-Hilfswerklager Kurt Lasch, rein deutsches Benzin von Leuna, illustrierte Bücher, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        What I learned in nazi Germany

      Issued (at private expense) by American defender Press 1934 - 59 pages, 1 leaf 4 plates (including group portrait) on 2 leaves Note(s): With reproduction of original title page [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Le Erogazioni della Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde dal 1823 al 1932 con Particolare Riguardo al 1o Decennio Fascista

      461 pp. report by the regional banking system on the distribution of funds for social benefit, including child care, public health, elder care, agriculture, education and relief of the poor with a section on building projects for hospitals, sanitoriums, orphanages, libraries, schools, universities, museums, transient shelters, work houses and soup kitchens, index, numerous illustrations from photos, portraits of officials, charts, maps and graphs. 4to. Cloth. Milan (Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde) 1934. As of June 2015, WorldCat locates only one copy of this title in North American libraries.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books]
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        La planète Mercure et la rotation des satellites. Étude basée sur les résultats obtenus avec la grande lunette de l'Observatoire de Meudon

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1934, in-8, 76 pages, broché, couverture de l'éditeur, Ouvrage illustré de 36 figures dans le texte et de trois planches hors-texte. Eugène Antoniadi, de 1893 à 1902, fut astronome adjoint à l'Observatoire de Flammarion à Juvisy. Ses observations sur Mars et sur Mercure (1934) restent parmi les plus intéressantes pour la connaissance des planètes (cf. Daumas : Hist. de la science, pp. 730-31). Ouvrage en 5 chapitres: "Généralités.", "Les passages de Mercure devant le Soleil.", "Géographie de Mercure ou hermographie.", "L'atmosphère de Mercure et ses voiles." et "Les conditions physiques de la planète.".

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Livre d'or du yachting

      Editions Edilux,, Paris, 1934 - In-folio (cm. 39), pp. lxxvii (3) 121 (3) + (26). Con molti disegni nel testo (in nero e pochoir) e 72 tavole f.t. Bella legatura editoriale in brossura illustrata e protetta da velina originale. Una piccola menda alla base del dorso, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Tiratura limitata di 200 esemplari (più 120 di propaganda) il nostro (n. 52) è uno dei 150 stampati su "vélin d'arche". Prefazione del Docteur J. Charcot ed illustrazioni di Léon Haffner, André Galland e A. Theunissen. Manca verosimilmente la custodia. Opera elegantemente impressa, molto rara ed atta ad illustrare il mondo dello yachting degli anni trenta. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        The Postman Always Rings Twice

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1934 - First edition. Boards are slightly soiled and near fine, with a supplied proof dustwrapper which came directly from the estate of the artist Arthur Hawkins, Jr. The jacket has been folded with a crease at the spine, Knopf's small Borzoi logo has been cut away from the rear panel (possibly for another design by Hawkins), and Hawkins has written the date "1933" on the front flap, although the book wasn't released until 1934. However the jacket is exceptionally bright and otherwise fine, and about 1/4" taller than the finished version, to which we have compared it (although otherwise identical to it). The jacket was unsigned by Hawkins, unlike most of his work, but is credited to him in Heller and Chwast's seminal study of jacket design, *Jackets Required* -- the survival of this proof in his estate seems to confirm their research. A milestone of hardboiled literature that was the basis for the classic 1946 film featuring Lana Turner and John Garfield (as well as at least three other versions). *Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.* This proof jacket is likely unique. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Good-bye, Mr. Chips (Goodbye)

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1934 - First English edition (preceded by the American edition, which did not have the Bip Pares illustrations). Two neat owner's names on the front fly (both prominent Englishmen), very slightly foxed, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with a little rubbing and a few tiny tears. Signed by Hilton. Basis for two films: the 1939 Sam Wood-directed version with Robert Donat (who beat out Clark Gable, Henry Fonda, and others for the Best Actor Oscar in what was probably Hollywood's best year ever), Greer Garson, and Paul Henreid, and the 1969 remake directed by Herbert Ross with Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, and Michael Redgrave. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        They Call Me Pagan

      Black Cat Press, 1934-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. VG. extremely rare Black Cat Press religious/philosophical poetry book of Philip E. Willman, all illustrations by author, brown tape spine with red covers, no jacket, bagged for protection, very light wear and bumps to corners, black and white frontispiece detached (paste has lost adhesion) but included at title page, similarly, all the rest of the illustrations are laid in as well since paste has lost adhesion, the book includes multiple copies of most illustrations..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com<p> Orders shipped via USPS.

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        Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil.

      N.p.: Mimeograph typescript, 1934. The successful German-Jewish banker Hans Arnold made his home in Berlin a salon for artists, musicians, and intellectuals (the structure now houses the American Academy in Berlin). As a patron of the arts, Arnold merited this hand-made gift, dedicated for Christmas 1934, of a Goethe's Faust, one of an unspecified (but certainly tiny) number of mimeographed copies printed on Crown Van Gelder watermarked paper and accompanied by an original drawing by the notable illustrator Michel Fingesten. The gift dedication is signed by Grete Scholz (d. 1937), wife of the painter Fritz-Karl Scholz-Wetterhof (d. 1945?). (Fingesten's ex-libris for Grete Scholz is extant.) Michel Fingesten (1884-1943), was a peripatetic artist known primarily for illustrated bookplates, who produced a rich body of work in the course of his agitated life. An Italian Jew, he was held in the concentration camp at Ferramonti for three years until its liberation in 1943. He died soon after a result of wounds sustained in a car accident. This volume is an artifact of the vibrant artistic and intellectual life that flourished in Germany and Mitteleurop at the cusp of Fascist domination in the 1930s. . 27 cm; [2], 169, [1], pages, dedication leaf, and original pencil and chalk title leaf with portrait of a grinning Mephistopheles, by Michel Fingesten (Michl Finkelstein), signed in pencil, protected by glassine leaf. Dedication "für HANS ARNOLD geschreiben, Weihnachten 1934," signed in ink by Grete Scholz. Text mimeographed typescript on Crown Van Gelder. Bound in half vellum over buckram cloth-covered boards, with buckram endleaves. Title stamped in gilt letters on vellum panel of top board. Upper board somewhat bowed, but book is effectively pristine.

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        The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

      New York: Random House, 1934. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front end page, his 1st book. Near Fine, discreet prior owner name sticker front paste down, hidden by front flap, and two tiny book store stickers at bottom edge rear paste down. Slight rubbing to gilt at spine and rear gutter, else gilt is nicely bright. Slight toning to end pages. In a Very Good Plus priced dust jacket, small chips at spine ends and flap folds and a 1" shallow chip top edge rear panel. Overall a quite lovely SIGNED copy. . SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective

      New York: Dodd Mead, 1934. First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Printing. 8vo: [vi],246pp. Publisher's orange cloth, the spine and upper cover stamped in black, the top edge stained orange, the fore-edge untrimmed, with decorated endpapers; in an illustrated dust jacket priced at $2.00.A Very Fine copy, square, tight and extremely clean, in a Fine, vibrant jacket, with barely any toning, that appears to have had a sliver of restoration to the top edge. A truly superlative copy, especially scarce in a collectible jacket. Catalogue of Crime 3601. First published in England, in 1934, as Parker Pyne Investigates. "A collection of 12 stories, half on the London scene and half in the Near East, featuring the ministrations of Parker Pyne. . . . On rereading, the collection holds up very well." (Catalogue of Crime) N.B. 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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        MR. PARKER PYNE DETECTIVE

      New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1934. First U.S. edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, some tape re-enforcement to verso of jacket along edges, some closed tears, small chips to base of spine panel, lower right front corner. (9801). Octavo, cloth. Collection of twelve short stories first published in England by Collins in 1934 as Parker Pyne Investigates. "On rereading, the collection holds up very well." - Barzun and Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime: Revised and Enlarged Edition (1989) #3691.

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        Letter from Ardengo Soffici to Mino Maccari

      1934 - L.A.S. addressed to Mino Maccari. Poggio a Caiano, April 28, 1934. 2 pp. front and back. (15x19 cm). Perfect condition. The roots of Arengo Soffici as a writer and poet are builded during the seven years of his stay in Paris, where he works as an illustrator on important magazines such as L'Assiette au Beurre. Here he has the opportunity to meet artists such as Guillaume Apollinaire, Pablo Picasso and Max Jacob, and attend the lively world around the La plume magazine. For the latter and for the 'Europe artiste magazine, he writes numerous articles. Also important are the meetings with Italian artists and writers, such as Giovanni Vailati, Emilio Notte, Mario Calderoni and Giovanni Papini, Giuseppe Prezzolini, with who he will make a strong friendship, despite the difference of personality. He was one of the principal collaborators of "Voce" and founded (in 1913) with Papini the interventionist magazine "Lacerba". He was also a collaborator of the Popolo d'Italia, and he was a committed fascist. He firstly worked as a critic of art, meant to demolish the avant-garde and to highlight some of the greatest personalities of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Among the masters of Paris, Cézanne's teaching is for Soffici the most important and fruitful one, so as to be re-emerged from time to time in his best paintings. The object may be located and shipped from Italy, France or UK. L.A.S. indirizzata a Mino Maccari. Poggio a Caiano, 28 aprile 1934. 2 pp. fronte e retro. (15x19 cm). Perfetto stato. Le radici di scrittore e di poeta di Arengo Soffici si formano durante i sette anni di permanenza a Parigi, dove lavora come illustratore su riviste importanti come L'Assiette au Beurre; (malpagato, conduce una vita di stenti) e ha la possibilità di incontrare artisti come Guillaume Apollinaire, Pablo Picasso e Max Jacob, e frequentare il mondo vivace che si era formato intorno alla rivista La plume. Per quest'ultima e per L'Europe artiste scrive numerosi articoli. Importanti anche gli incontri con artisti e scrittori italiani, come Giovanni Vailati, Emilio Notte, Mario Calderoni e Giovanni Papini, Giuseppe Prezzolini, con il quale stringerà, al ritorno in Italia, una forte amicizia, nonostante la diversità di carattere. Fu tra i principali collaboratori della Voce e fondò (1913) con Papini, Lacerba, una rivista interventista; fu collaboratore del Popolo d'Italia, e convinto sostenitore del fascismo; nel 1939 fu nominato accademico d'Italia. La sua prima attività fu di critico d'arte, inteso a demolire le avanguardie e a valorizzare alcune fra le maggiori personalità dell'impressionismo e postimpressionismo francese, con una violenza polemica simile a quella, in campo filosofico-letterario, di Papini. E, come Papini, Soffici prima passò e sperimentò le varie esperienze d'avanguardia, dal futurismo al cubismo, facendosene via via acceso banditore, per poi ripiegare, nel primo dopoguerra, su quelle posizioni tradizionali di cui, in fondo, il suo temperamento sanamente provinciale e il suo gusto arguto di toscano avevano sempre sentito la nostalgia. La produzione pittorica di Soffici corrisponde a quella singolare posizione, da lui assunta nel campo letterario e critico, di anticonformismo, mai drastico rispetto alla tradizione. Cézanne è, fra i maestri di Parigi, quello il cui insegnamento è stato per lui il più importante fecondo, tanto da riaffiorare di volta in volta nei suoi quadri migliori. L'oggetto potrebbe trovarsi ed essere spedito da Italia, Francia o Regno Unito. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Excelsior". Being and Inadequate Description of the Upper Yangtze.

      - Shanghai, North-China Daily News & Herald Ltd., 1934. Small 8vo. Original blue cloth, front cover lettered in gilt, map endpapers; pp. 50, frontispiece and illustrations after photographs in the text; one corner of the upper cover scuffed; apart from a few minor spots, internally very good. First edition of this anonymously published Yangtze book, 'dedicated to those who served with him [the author] on the Upper River 1926-1928 and 1932-1934' (title-page). The foreword opens 'The following notes on the Upper Yangtze have been put together with a view of giving the Ship's Companies of Gunboats some idea of the many points of interest which are met with on the trip from I-Ching to Chungking'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Brennpunkte des deutschen Sports - Ein Sammelwerk in 3 Bänden

      700 Halbleinen Drei Bände mir jeweils über 200 Sammelbildern im extrem seltenen kompletten Zustand. Die Bilder und Themen beinhalten viele verschiedene sportliche Anläße und zeigen auch Größen des Dritten Reiches. Die Bände sind alle sehr sauber und weisen nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren auf. Themen u.a.: Die deutschen Kampfspiele 1934, Tennis- und Fussballmeisterschaften, Die Gegner, Olympiade, Schießwettbewerbe, Humoristisches und vieles mehr. Band 3 beinhaltet die Olympischen Winterspiele in Garmisch-Partenkirchen und die Olympia. In diesem sauberen und vollständigen Zustand nie erhältlich!

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        Woodcut book-plates

      Foreword by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney : Privately printed [The Beacon Press], 1934. Small quarto, original marbled paper boards, vellum spine with black lettering, illustrated dustjacket (short tear), marbled endpapers, front pastedown with Ex Libris of Dr. George Mackaness, presentation inscription from Barnett on the dedication page, 240 pp (pale foxing to edges), illustrated throughout with examples of woodcut bookplates, for the most part tipped-in, the frontispiece being the tipped-in Adrian Feint bookplate for Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII). Limited to 210 copies. Scarce. A beautifully produced book, in which nearly every double page ravishes the eye with exquisite colour and black and white woodcut designs. Apart from showcasing the work of Australian and New Zealand artists, who include Adrian Feint (4), Lionel Lindsay (4), Norman Lindsay, L. Roy Davies (4), Margaret Oppen, W.F. Mahony, Ethel Spowers, M. Napier Waller (2), Eric Thake (2) and G.D. Perrottet (2), Peggy Sherriff, Jane Mander, Violet Pilling, Roy Hunt and Alfred Cook, the work provides a comprehensively illustrated historical survey of woodcut bookplates, from Albrecht Dürer through to the designs of contemporary American, Japanese, German, British and Central European artists.

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        Les enfants de la chance

      Nrf 1934 - - Nrf, Paris 1934, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Petites traces d'insolation en tête et en pied du dos qui est ridé, sinon agréable exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the 80 copys numbered on "pur-fil" paper, deluxe edition. Ex-dono with turquoise ink on top of the half-title page, otherwise nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [Photo Album]: Baltimore Family Travels

      North Dakota: , 1934-1946. North Dakota. 1934-1946. Oblong small quarto. Measuring 8.5" x 12". Black textured cloth over stiff paper boards with "Photo Album" stamped in silver on the front board. Contains 147 black and white or sepia toned silver gelatin photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 3" x 5", with captions. Very good album with chips, tears, and spotting on the front board with very good photographs with some edgewear.A photo album kept by the Chiodi family of Baltimore between 1934 and 1946. The photographs are not strictly in chronological order but show the family working, at their family home, and on vacation through the mid-1930s and early 1940s. The album begins with a trip to Jamestown, North Dakota, where they had lived before relocating to Baltimore, with photos of family friends on their front porch, children in their Sunday best, and workers on the Northern Pacific Railroad. Following this there are photos of a sheep ranch, a farm in Edmond, North Dakota, and Jamestown State Hospital. Friends and family are seen throughout the album in a variety of portraits, candids, and photo strips. They visited upstate New York and Niagara Falls, went camping and hiking, and enjoyed leisurely boating. As the war began the photos start showing more men in uniform including a Navy seaman and a man, Ernest Chiodi, in an Army uniform who is later mentioned in a newspaper clipping as dying in Germany in 1944. "A member of Company I 395th Infantry, 99th Division, 'Ernie' proved himself one of the highest caliber servicemen."A nice collection of family photos including travel and war related images. .

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        The Pastimes of Aleck Maury

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1934 - First English edition, published in the U.S. as *Aleck Maury, Sportsman.*. Near fine in a soiled, good dustwrapper with several modest chips and tears. The author's most important and celebrated novel, about a Southerner who is both a scholar and a sportsman, based on the life of her father. As might be inferred from the subject, interest in the novel in England was bound to be minimal, and the first printing there was almost certainly miniscule. Exceptionally uncommon in the English edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tender is the Night: A Romance

      New York: Scribner, 1934. First. hardcover. fine. Decorations by Edward Shenton. 408pp., 8vo, dark green straight ribbed cloth. New York: Scribner's, 1934. First Edition. Mint. First printing, with the Scribner seal & the letter "A". An unbelievably fine copy (without dust wrapper) in mint condition, with brilliant gold lettering on the spine.

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        Beitrage Zur Logischen Analyse Des Wahrscheinlichkeitsbegriffs

      Universitats-Buchdruckerei G. Nuenhahn, Jena 1934 - 72 (1). Hempel's Doctoral Dissertation On Probability, In Original Wrappers With A Generic Inscription Dated 10/10/1934 And Signed By Hempel On The Title Page. Bound With Two Other Papers, By Bela Von Juhos And K.-G. Hagstroem, Each Also With Original Wrappers, And Also Each Still In Fine Condition, Into A Cloth Bound Volume Titled In Gilt "Probability." Not Ex-Library, No Ownership Marks, Light Wear To Cloth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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