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        More Prick than Kicks.

      Chatto and Windus., 1934. First edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 278. Ten stories. Tan cloth lettered in blue.Half title page and final blank tanned. Verso of title-page and contents page darkened by newspaper cuttings. Titles on spine flaking as usual. Very good. No dustwrapper.

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        LETTERE A LUCILIO vol.III

      SOC. AN. NOTARI, MILANO 1934 - COLLEZIONE ROMANA INTERLINGUE Collana diretta da E.Romagnoli, doppio frontespizio illustrato, in italiano con testo latino a fronte, pagine brunite da fattore tempo, con lievissima fioritura e piccola traccia di umidità, brossura editoriale morbida, con strappi e piccole mancanze ai bordi, con titoli neri ed illustrazione impressa al piatto il quale è tenuto al dorso da nastro adesivo

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        [PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM CONTAINING NEARLY ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY ORIGINAL SILVER GELATIN PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY A CREW MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD CUTTER NORTHLAND DURING ITS 1934 VOYAGE ALONG THE ALASKA COAST INTO THE BERING SEA]

      [Alaska, 1934. 169 photographs, most 2 x 3 inches, with a few larger prints, plus several newspaper clippings. Oblong folio. Original brown leather album, with custom embossed image of naval ship two button snaps at fore- edge, tied with a leather strap at gutter margin. Light soiling to covers, small tear around one snap fastening. Photos in corner mounts on black card stock. Minor fading and light staining to a few images. Very good. A substantial collection of lively snapshots taken by a crew member, most likely an officer, of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Northland during an annual Arctic cruise to Point Barrow, Alaska, in 1934. The Northland was a gunboat specially designed for Arctic waters and the last cruising cutter for the Coast Guard equipped with a sailing rig. From 1929 to 1938, the boat patrolled the Bering Sea gathering military intelligence, carrying mail, enforcing the law, transporting teachers to remote areas, conducting medical service, and surveying coastlines. The album documents the Northland's 1934 expedition from Seattle via the Inside Passage, with stops on the Aleutian Islands, Nome, Elim village (Norton Bay, Bering Sea), King Island, St. Lawrence Island (both in the Bering Sea), and Teller (on the Alaskan coast of the Bering Strait). It includes views of the Northland near a pier in Seattle (captioned "We Say goodbye", and on the verso: "Your Dad unwittingly got into this one, see if you can pick him out"), a photo of the crew members list; views of the Inside Passage (some with captions on the verso, such as, "A narrow turn on Wrangel Narrows... Only a scant few feet separate the vessel from land. This picture was taken from the crow's nest. The Carpenter Mr. Dough took it with his camera…," and, "Swanson's Bay on the way up in the Inland Passage. A beautiful spot. Hope that you and Chickie may some day come here"). The album further contains images of Dutch Harbor and Mount Ballyhoo on Unalaska Island, including shots of crew members in walrus skin boats and camping on the tundra, a trout pond, Mount Pyramid, and ageneral view of Unalaska village. As the voyage progesses, the images depict the icefields near Nome, two street views of Nome (with the crew members posing in front of the office of the "Nome Daily Nugget" newspaper), several views of Elim village (including native houses, public school, portraits of the locals and an Eskimo boy), houses on a cliff on the "King Island, North Bering Sea," "Landing Rock, King Island," "Savoonga, St. Lawrence Is.," "Landing at Savoonga," and several views of Teller (main street, "Mr. & Mrs. Whaley" swimming, and a "Moving Picture camp near Teller"). There are also a number of photos of the Northland's bridge, wardroom, radio room, and deck, a view crow's nest, scenes of setting the mainsail and firing the deck guns during a 4th of July celebration, as well as portraits of some officers and crew, including Lieutenants Maude, Saranson, Morrel, and Edwards, Dr. Bingman, ensign Olsen. In two photos, the sailors experience the night life in Unalaska (captioned on verso: "I tried to photograph a native orchestra, but the navy wanted its picture," and "Scene in Unalaska, saloon"), and in another a crew member gold pans in Nome. The clippings from the "Nome Daily Nugget" at rear provide some information about a project to establish a two-way radio communication between the Northland and the camp of Admiral Richard Byrd in Little America (near the South Pole). Overall a very interesting historically important album showing remote settlements in Alaska and the Bering Sea.

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        Seven Gothic Tales [Out of Africa]

      London: Putnam, 1934. First Impression. Hardcover. Fine. The uncommon First British Edition of Isak Dinesen's first book. Thick 8vo: [6],522pp, with full-color frontispiece (repeating dust jacket design) by Rex Whistler. Publisher's cinnamon colored cloth, spine lettered in gilt; illustrated dust jacket, priced 7s / 6d. About Fine (spine ends bumped, top edge slightly dust soiled); about Fine jacket (spine panel lightly toned). A scarce survival. Blixen's first book, published first in the United States under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen. These intricate and imaginative tales, all set in the nineteenth century, won wide acclaim in America and soon appeared in this edition in Britain and then in Denmark (as Syv fantastiske fortællinger). "Since her pseudonym was quickly penetrated, she published under her own name in every country, except the United States, where 'Isak Dinesen' swiftly became a valuable brand. Among the main stylistic influences on Blixen's tales can be counted the English gothic novel, German Romanticism, Boccacio's Decameron, and The Arabian Nights. When asked why she set her tales over a hundred years in the past, Blixen responded that the past could be more easily recompounded in her imagination, and she would not be forced to resort to realism. " (Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Le vieux Nantes qui s'en va

      Floch - Mayenne et Paris, 1934, in-folio en feuille sous couverture rempliée, chemise et étui cartonné. 303 dessins de l'auteur-illustrateur dont 3 eaux-fortes hors-texte, 18 planches hors texte en couleurs, 282 dessins dans le texte dont 37 en couleurs, une planche double en noir. Tirage à 560 exemplaires, celui-ci un des 500 exemplaires sur vélin (N°2, nominatif). Second plat de couverture légèrement jauni, petites usures au boitier sinon parfait état, sans aucune rousseur. Superbe ouvrage, peut-être l'un des plus beaux ouvrages sur Nantes du XXème siècle. Réalisé dix ans avant les bombardements qui défigurèrent la ville ancienne, ce livre fortement documenté historiquement propose une iconographie superbement servie par une mise en couleurs raffinée des dessins du Dr. Sinan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hollands Arkadia of Wandelingen in de omstreeken van Haarlem. Haarlem, Adriaan Loosjes Pz., 1804-1805. [3 stukken met doorlopende signering en paginering].

      "8º : * 4 (-*1, *2+pi1, *3,4 als *2,3) A-R 8 S 4, gepag.: [2] 6, 280 pp.; pi1 T-2K 8 2L 6, [4] 283-532 pp; pi 2 2M-2P 8 2Q 4, gepag.: [4] 535-605 pp. Met een ingekleurde kaart van Haarlem en omstreken (58 x 34 cm) door C. van Baarsel naar G. van der Paauw Az., 4 uitslaande ingekleurde platen door F.A. Milatz en 5 bladen muziekschrift. Oorspr. karton. Lichte beschadigingen. Lit.: De Haan, Adriaan Loosjes (Utrecht 1934) p.245; NNBW IV, 929; F & vd B p.478; zie over Freubel NNBW I, 903; over Van Baarsel NNBW II, 52 Bodel Nijenhuis 1437; Buisman 1477/1478; Landwehr, Col. plates, nrs. 352 en 353; Saalmink II, p.1182. L1656".

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        BURMESE DAYS.

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1934.. First edition of Orwell's extremely scarce first novel in the scarce to rare dust jacket. The true first edition, published a year before the London edition. One of only 2,000 copies. Orwell told Henry Miller in 1936 that British publication was delayed "because my publisher was afraid the India Office might take steps to have it suppressed...[they]...brought out a version of it with various names etc altered, so the American edition of it is the proper one." [Fenwick p.19]. Bright and near fine to fine in the rare dust jacket showing only tanning to the spine and shallow chipping to the spine ends (touching tops of few letters) and to the upper rear panel. Fenwick A.2a. .

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        DELL'ANIMA libri I-II

      R.CARABBA, LANCIANO 1934 - CULTURE DELL'ANIMA ITALIANO Introduzione, traduzione e note di M.Giorgiantonio, pagine intonse ed ingiallite ai bordi da fattore tempo, rarafioritura, brossura editoriale in cartoncino morbido, con titoli rossi e neri al piatto e neri al dorso, con lievissima fioritura e con bordi stanchi, dorso ingiallito e leggermente usurato

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        An Account of the Construction in the Years 1932 to 1934 of the Pipe-Line of the Iraq Petroleum Company Limited. From its Oilfield in the Vicinity of Kirkuk, Iraq to the Mediterranean Ports of Haifa (Palestine) and Tripoli (Lebanon).

      

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        Das Deutsche Führerlexikon 1934/1935. (1700 Biographien).

      Gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleineneinband, 552 + 148 + 7 Seiten, mit Abbildungen, einige Seiten mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren, zeitgenössisch neu eingebunden sonst guter Zustand - 1934. (OA295)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        GOODBYE TO THE PAST. SCENES FROM THE LIFE OF WILLIAM MEADOWS.

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1934., New York - First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, with titles stamped in black and gray on spine and front panel, some faint, scattered soil to spine and panels, with a few foxed spots to text edges, else a near fine copy in dust jacket lightly rubbed along joints and spine ends, with a few short edge tears, else near fine. Inscribed in the month after publication to Edward G. Robinson and his wife: "August 29, 1934 / For Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Robinson, sincere best wishes / W.R. Burnett." A significant copy of this early western novel connecting Burnett and Robinson, who played the iconic role of Rico in the 1931 film Little Caesar, based on Burnett's 1929 debut novel. A terrific contemporary inscription, and one of the best Burnett association copies we've seen or handled. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        THE BIG PAINT BOOK

      WISCONSIN: WHITMAN, 1934. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. RECTANGULAR COLORING BOOK, PUBLISHED BY WHITMAN AS PART OF THE THE BIG BOOK SERIES IN 1934. NO PICTURES COLORED, BOOK EDGES STILL GREEN. COVER SHOWS MINOR SCUFFING

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        Le Jazz Hot [ Edition originale - Livre dédicacé par l'auteur ]

      Editions R.-A. Corrêa 1934 - Exemplaire du service de presse marqué S.P. en dos, 1 vol. in-8 br., Editions R.-A. Corrêa, Paris, 1934, 432 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale (serive de presse marqué S.P. en dos), enrichi d'un bel envoi de l'auteur à "Albert Rèche, en le remerciant de tout ce qu'il fait en faveur du jazz hot dans la "Gazette des Escholiers". Journnliste et écrivain, Albert Rèche (1913-2016) avait créé en novembre 1930 un journal étudiant à Bordeaux : "La Gazette des Escholiers". Important exemplaire de cet ouvrage majeur pour l'histoire du jazz français Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        IL CATONE MAGGIORE O DELLA VECCHIAIA

      SOCIETA' TIPOGRAFICA MODENESE, MODENA 1934 - COLLEZIONE DI VERSIONI DI CLASSICI LATINI E GRECI ITALIANO N. 1 della collana, traduzione di Gustavo Podestà, pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo ed alcune libere a causa della legatura lenta, brossura editoriale morbida, con titoli ed illustrazione al piatto, ingiallita ai bordi, con fioritura e strappi al dorso

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        Amtlicher Führer zur Großen Deutschen Funk-Ausstellung Berlin 1934, 17. bis 26. August 1934, Funkturmhallen am Kaiserdamm

      Fritz Eher n/d - 8vo. 192pp. Original illustrated wraps. Creasing and some staining to wraps, small closed tear on fore-edge of front cover, closed tear on head of spine. Small abrasion on title-page, on leaf opposite title and on pages 42 & 43. Introduction by Josef Goebbels. Rare guide published to accompany the exhibition "Große Deutsche Funk-Ausstellung" which was held in Berlin in 1934. Illustrated with reproductions of b/w photographs, advertisements as well as a fold-out plan of the convention hall. Text in German. Wraps in fair, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

      London:: Chatto & Windus,. 1934.. First UK edition, translated from the German by Basil Creighton and published a year before the U.S. edition, which was translated by Traven. Two destitute Americans join an old-timer to prospect for gold in 1920's Mexico. Adapted by John Huston for the 1948 film of the same name starring Humphrey Bogart. Brick-red cloth boards, gilt-stamped spine, top edge brown. Dime-size splash of fading to top edge stain, streak of light staining running down rear free endpaper, few flecks of foxing on endpapers and page edges, otherwise bright and fine. The mostly off-white dust jacket shows just a hint of aging and the tiniest of nicks. In all, a near fine copy and about as good as it gets for this title. .

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        Mary Poppins

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1934 - A very good book in a very good dustjacket. First edition, signed by P.L. Travers on the front free end paper. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Charles Lamb. His Life Recorded by His Contemporaries (Signed & Inscribed)

      Hogarth Press, London 1934 - First Edition. 8vo. 256pp. Publishers Orange Cloth in Original Heavily Tanned and Spotted Dustwrapper. A Very Good Book. Inscribed and Signed by Edmund Blunden to His Dentist Whilst in His Waiting Room! Woolmer 337. PBFA Member. We Welcome Direct Contact With Our Customers. If You Require Any Further Information or Images Please Click On 'Ask Bookseller a Question' Link. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autobiographie d'Alice Toklas. Traduit de l'anglais par Bernard Faÿ

      Paris, Gallimard, 1934, , 316-[4] pages, In-12 broché, Édition originale. Exemplaire du service de presse (mentions S.P. sur la couverture et en page de titre), couverture imprimée en noir et rouge, porte au faux-titre un envoi autographe de Gertrude Stein et un hommage autographe du traducteur à Gabriel Brunet (1889-1964), critique littéraire, notamment au "Mercure de France" (1928-1940). Marges jaunies, dos abîmé.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        1700 Cocktails for the Man Behind the Bar

      Heinemann, London 1934 - Inscribed, and dated 1944, on front free end paper. Presumed first edition as stated "First published 1934" and no mention of other impressions. No wear to book. Dust jacket is without wear but has a liquid stain on the front, though not too serious. The jacket is slightly small for the book but I have looked carefully and it does not appear to have been cut down (and the copy for sale with Peter Harrington is also smaller than the book). Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Charles' Book of Punches and Cocktails / New Edition * Revised and Enlarged

      Arden Book Company, New York 1934 - "Very good" book with some discoloration to bottom of rear board, in a "good only," complete, original, purple-and-yellow dust jacket which has been damp to jacket rear panel, leaving telltale tidemarks there. This is the 1934 (post-Prohibition) second edition of a book originally published by Elf Publishers, Inc., 1930. Includes a few amusing toasts. Did you know a martini is supposed to contain "two dashes of orange bitters"? 53 pp. including index. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        100 Famous Cocktails the romance of Wines and Liquors Etiquette . Recipes

      KENILWORTH PRESS, NEW YORK 1934 - some black and white illustrations, pencilling on some pages (especially those with illustrations), foxing, spine missing, hinge cracking, pages age toned, corners bumped DATE PUBLISHED: 1934 EDITION: 46 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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"

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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]

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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.

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        THE PAWNEE INDIANS. TWO PARTS.

      John VanMale, 1934., Denver - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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]

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        Everest 1933.

      1934 - 3 folding maps, map and illustrations. First edition. Large 8vo., cloth. London, Hodder & Stoughton. Plate 2, 'Hugh Ruttledge', and plate 4, 'Frank Smythe', signed underneaththeir portraitphotograph. Ruttledge was the leader of the expedition, but at the age of 48 and with a gammy leg he was advised not to attempt the upper reaches of Everest. It was Smythe who came closest to succeeding, his ascent to 28,120 feet without supplementary oxygen standing as a record for many years. This was the expedition on which Irvine's ice axe was found, having lain there since Mallory and Irvine perished near the summit. Smythe claimed that from a distance he had seen a body near the summit, and guessed that it might be Mallory. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of Norah Perriam, who worked for the literary agents Christy and Moore, head of the spine torn clumsily repaired, some foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Essays Of Michel De Montaigne ( Three Volume Set )

      Knopf, N Y 1934 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookvica]
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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]

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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]

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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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        Medinet Habu. The Epigraphic survey. Vol. III: The Calendar, the “Slaughterhouse,” and Minor Records of Ramses III

      Oriental Institute, Chicago 1934 - Extremely rare. Oriental Institute Publications 23, Oriental Institute, Chicago, 1934. First edition. Large folio, brown half-cloth with orange boards with colorful pasted-down front cover illustration. Light shelf wear to the exterior, most visible at the corners and top/bottom of the spine. A former owner's bookplate has been removed from the front pastedown. 1 frontispice, xvi & 2 pages, plates 132-192. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Unfinished Cathedral

      Doubleday, Doran & Company Garden City 1934 - First Edition. Alabama set novel about a town constructing a new cathedral. Third in a trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winning author. Near Fine bright copy with few MacyÕs stamps at rear endpaper, few smudges to the page fore-edge, in a Near Fine bright dustjacket, with minute wear to corners. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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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]

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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.

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