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        18 Poems - true first issue

      The Fortune Press, 1934. Hardcover. Near Fine. A first edition, first printing, first issue published by The Fortune Press in 1934. A near fine book (with 'nor' on page 12) in a very good lightly chipped wrapper with a couple of light internal repairs. Rare.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Suomi: A Collection of Problems by Finish Composers

      Stroud: Chess Amateur, 1934 141 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and cover. Edited by George Hume. White's Christmas series for 1934. Christmas greeting tipped in. (Betts: 32-31) 1st edition. Contains 150 problems, mainly two and three move direct mates with some self-mates, with solutions pages 117-137 and indexes of composers and problems. Condition: A near fine copy issued without jacket. First Edition. Original Cloth. Near Fine. Small Octavo.

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        die bisherigen ergebnisse der strahlengenetik

      Georg Thieme, Leipzig. PAMPHLET. First separate edition. Offprint. Original wrappers. Tear to head and heal of spine, else very good. Inscribed presentation copy to Sewall Wright signed by Timofeeff-Ressovsky. "Like Dobzhansky, Timofeeff-Ressovsky attended the Sixth International Congress of Genetics in Ithaca, New York, in 1932, heard Wright speak, and was greatly impressed. Indeed, as in Dobzhansky's case, Timofeeff-Ressovsky's conception of the evolutionary process thereafter bore the strong stamp of Wright's concenptions. Timofeeff-Ressovsky published three major papers on evolution in nature (Buzzati-Traverso, Jucci, and Timofeeff-Ressovsky 1938, Timofeeff-Ressovsky 1939, 1940). All three reflected Wright's ideas." Sewall Wright and Evolutionary Biology by William B. Provine . Very Good. 1934.

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        Fables Choises

      società editrice internazionale, 1934. Francese 0,19 Volume in brossura, la copertina in cartoncino presenta usura da scaffale, si notano bordi stanchi aloni e fioriture sui piatti, il dorso leggermente scurito e segnato, i tagli non rifilati e le pagine mostrano naturale ingiallimento, ediz. a cura di M. Polenghi parte della collana '' Scrittori francesi commentati per le scuole'' USATO

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        Apotheke Schaufenster fur die populare Bayer-Werbung. Sonderausgabe der Zepro-Nachrichten[Pharmacy Showcase for Advertising Popular Bayer Products. Special issue of Zepro News]

      Berlin: Bayer. Juli 1934. Quarto. Periodical. 30 tipped-in black and white photographs. Text in German. Photographically illustrated blue wrappers. Front wrap very near detached but present, several chips on the spine, a few of the photographs are detached or have small creases at the corners, but all are present, good only, internally very good to near fine. Special issue of this periodical devoted to Bayer products, particularly Hexofan and Aspirin. The photographs are a fascinating collection of artfully arranged window displays that feature quirky images, some of which show the influence of the Bauhaus, as well as some surrealist influences. .

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        I, Claudius - true first printing in the original dust wrapper

      Arthur Barker, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Arthur Barker in 1934. With Folding genealogical table. Bout in the original cloth, lightly worn and marked. The unclipped dust wrapper is edge-worn with some tears, though very little loss. Repaired tear to front panel. Bookplate to front free endpaper. Very good+ in like unclipped wrapper. Rare.

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        LADY PRECIOUS STREAM: An Old Chinese Play Done into English According To Its Original Style ; With a Preface by Lascelles Abercrombie

      London: Methuen, 1934. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. pp: xix, 168, (1); three color plates tipped to heavy stock, 12 monotone plates. Bound in blue cloth, gilt cover and spine titles in Chinese and English, top edges gilt. 7.5" x 5.25" John Drinkwater's copy, with his gilt bookplate on the pastedown, and a presentation inscription on the free endpaper: "With Compliments & Admiration to / Mr. John Drinkwater / the Great Poet, the Celebrated / Dramatist, the Illustrious Actor / and the Excellent Father. / from / His unworthy follower, but sincere friend, / S.I. Hsiung. Malvern / July 27th, 1934." Inside the back cover, Drinkwater has noted in pencil, "Read London, July 24, 1937. I had seen the play in N.Y." Also on the front pastedown is the engraved bookplate of Montgomery Evans II, designed by S.H. Sime. [Evans (1919-1952), born at Norristown, Pennsylvania, was an aristocratic lawyer and book collector, known for his eager associations with literary figures of the day.].

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        LADY PRECIOUS STREAM: An Old Chinese Play Done into English According To Its Original Style.; With a Preface by Lascelles Abercrombie.

      London: Methuen, (1934). pp: xix, 168, (1); three color plates tipped to heavy stock, 12 monotone plates. Bound in blue cloth, gilt cover and spine titles in Chinese and English, top edges gilt. 7.5" x 5.25" John Drinkwater's copy, with his gilt bookplate on the pastedown, and a presentation inscription on the free endpaper: "With Compliments & Admiration to / Mr. John Drinkwater / the Great Poet, the Celebrated / Dramatist, the Illustrious Actor / and the Excellent Father. / from / His unworthy follower, but sincere friend, / S.I. Hsiung. Malvern / July 27th, 1934." Inside the back cover, Drinkwater has noted in pencil, "Read London, July 24, 1937. I had seen the play in N.Y." Also on the front pastedown is the engraved bookplate of Montgomery Evans II, designed by S.H. Sime. [Evans (1919-1952), born at Norristown, Pennsylvania, was an aristocratic lawyer and book collector, known for his eager associations with literary figures of the day.]. Very Good.

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        Tarnschrift:] Warum nicht ein Musikinstrument? (= Rede vor dem Leipziger Gericht).

      No place or printer, [ca 1934]. - 16mo. 33, (3) pp. Illustrated original wrappers. Extremely rare German anti-fascist "Tarnschrift" (a clandestine pamphlet or "camouflaged book"), here masquerading as a brochure advertizing an accordeon: in fact, it contains the closing address delivered by the Bulgarian communist Dimitrov on 16 December 1933 before the Leipzig court, where he was on trial for alleged complicity in the Reichstag fire. Also includes two introductory essays by Wilhelm Pieck and D. Manuilski. During the trial, Dimitrov famously seized the opportunity to defend communism, refused counsel and defended himself against his Nazi accusers, primarily Hermann Göring. Dimitrov's calm conduct of his defence and the accusations he directed at his prosecutors won him world renown, while the intended show trial turned out a debacle for the National Socialists in their first year of power. - Perfectly preserved. Gittig, Tarnschriften 1933-1945 (1996) 0064. Cf. Dt. Exilarchiv 1085f. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Interessante carteggio, composto da cinque lunghe lettere dattiloscritte firmate, tutte complete di busta con indirizzo pure autografo e tutte indirizzate all'amica di famiglia Virginia Bellini, a Parma. Le lettere, ciascuna di due pagine in-4 (tranne una di una sola pagina nello stesso formato), sono rispettivamente del 5 gennaio 928, 2 marzo 931, 14 genn. 932, 27 sett. 933 e del XXII Novembre XXII (1934). Lo scrittore lamenta 'la mia solita vita disordinata e occupatissima', che gli impedisce d'essere epistolografo pi_ costante

      - "Interessante carteggio, composto da cinque lunghe lettere dattiloscritte firmate, tutte complete di busta con indirizzo pure autografo e tutte indirizzate all'amica di famiglia Virginia Bellini, a Parma. Le lettere, ciascuna di due pagine in-4 (tranne una di una sola pagina nello stesso formato), sono rispettivamente del 5 gennaio 928, 2 marzo 931, 14 genn. 932, 27 sett. 933 e del XXII Novembre XXII (1934). Lo scrittore lamenta 'la mia solita vita disordinata e occupatissima', che gli impedisce d'essere epistolografo pi_ costante 2338

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        It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Heinemann, 1934. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1934. A very good+ book with some light foxing to the the prelims with some also to the latter pages. Bound in the original black cloth with the publisher's device blind-stamped to the lower board. Edges are a little toned with a few spots to the fore-edge. In a good unclipped wrapper showing the correct price of 7'6 to the front flap (later issues had 3'6). Designed by Youngman Carter, the dust wrapper depicts a map of London. Some internal professional reinforcement to the hinges. Some light loss to the spine tips and corners. Some light creasing. The first issue dust wrapper, distinguished by the higher price of 7'6 (reduced to 3'6 subsequently) is most uncommon indeed.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Livre d'or du yachting...

      Editions Edilux, 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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Recipes for Mixed Drinks - Wines - How to Serve Them

      [Haskin Information Bureau] Washington, D. C. (1934) - First Edition. Original illustrated wrappers, 9 by 6 inches, 31 numbered pages. Very scarce cocktail recipe book with a single listing on WorldCat. "Haskin was most known for his information column that appeared in The Kansas City Star and more than 100 other newspapers. For only the cost of the stamps, readers could send Haskin a question, based on fact and record, and his team of researchers would provide a response. According to an article published five years after Frederic Haskin's death, his business received 25 million questions in 33 years of existence. Frederic operated the information bureau for 28 years until his death in 1944." His papers are held at the National Press Club Archives. Fabulous collection of Cocktails (including Pink Lady, Hong Kong, 1920, Gouverneur Morris, Ritz, Haymarket, Japanese, Bijou, Harvard, Confederation, Queen Mary, Fedora) Whiskey Drinks, Juleps, Fizzes and Flips, Wines and Non-Alcoholic drinks. Very Good, some rather minor drip spots to front panel, distributor stamp at lower front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fables Choises

      società editrice internazionale, TORINO 1934 - Scrittori francesi commentati per le scuole Francese Volume in brossura, la copertina in cartoncino presenta usura da scaffale, si notano bordi stanchi aloni e fioriture sui piatti, il dorso leggermente scurito e segnato, i tagli non rifilati e le pagine mostrano naturale ingiallimento, ediz. a cura di M. Polenghi parte della collana '' Scrittori francesi commentati per le scuole''

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        Costume Designs for a production of Mozart's "Bastien and Bastienne." Five original gouaches

      London: 1934. Five original gouaches. 35 x 42.5cm. Titled with annotations. Signed and annotated. Estate nos. 31-14088 to 14092. During the early-mid 1930's, the artist lived in London. He was first a student at the Westminster School of Art and then received a scholarship to the Royal College of Art between 1931 and 1934. He worked for the British sculptor Henry Moore for a short time and also taught at the Luton Technical Institution. In 1936 he won a British Prix de Rome prize which included a residency in Rome until 1938. Provenance: Estate of the artist. Garth William, "American Illustrator: A Life" by E. & J. Wallace, pp. 16-18.

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        Ulysses

      Random House, New York 1934 - 20.7 x 14 cm. xviii, 774 pp. Cream colored cloth in a cream colored dust-jacket printed in red and black. The jacket has had nearly invisible expert repair to some tiny tears at the extremities, but is an otherwise fine copy. Housed in a custom made box. First issue with the designer's name Reichl on the bottom corner of the front panel of the dustjacket. One of the great ironies attached to the first authorized American edition is that the copy text used to set the type was in fact the Roth pirate edition of 1929 (Slocum & Cahoon A19), a corrupted version of the Shakespeare and Co. 1927 edition. Random House publisher Bennett Cerf initiated a judicial challenge to Ulysses' standing as a banned book, which was over turned by Judge John M. Woolsey in the famous trial of 1933, leading to unfettered dissemination of the book (Woolsey's important decision makes up part of the preliminaries in this edition). Slocum & Cahoon A21 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Murder on the Orient Express - Rebound in full black leather

      Collins [The Crime Club] 1934 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins [The Crime Club] in 1934. A very good copy rebound in full black leather, with raised band and gilt titling to the spine. One small black mark to the foot of the page block. Marbled endpapers. Sumptuously rebound and looks superb. A rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Murder on the Orient Express.

      London: The Crime Club, W. Collins Sons and Co., 1934.. First edition. Octavo, pp.254; [2], advertisements. Elegantly bound in recent deep red oasis morocco with raised bands and gilt titles and extra gilt to spine, gilt border to boards Some spotting and thumbing within, some leaves folded at corners, externally fine. A presentable and inexpensive copy of this legendary crime novel. One of the greatest locked-room mysteries, with one of the most original solutions. A crowning point in Christie's career, and probably her most high profile title, helped to that prominence by the success of the 1974 film of the same name, featuring among its cast stage and screen luminaries such as Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins, John Gielgud, and Ingrid Bergman, the last of whom won an Oscar for her performance in the film.

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        La Tierra del Faisan y del Venado A. Mediz Bolio Litho illustrated

      A.Mediz Bolio La Tierra del Faisan y del Venado Litho Miguel Tzab Mexico., 1934., 285 pp., soft cover, 19.3 x 14 cm. 11 color lithographs and book decoration by Miguel Tzab Age and use wear, some chipping to edges of cover Yellow/ light brown paper Some bends to lithograps near spine Tear to edge of one lithograph ca 1.5 cm. Some staining to pages and edges Spine is missing but binding is tight Worm holes near spine mainly to last pages

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        I Was a Pagan

      Hodder & Stoughton, England 1934 - I Was A Pagan, by V.C. Kitchen, Hodder And Stoughton, London, MCMXXXIV (Jan, 1934). Dedication page; 'To The Oxford Group, That disciplined army of Life Changers who gave new meaning to my life and new direction to its purpose". The highly anticipated 1st printing release of 20,000 copies of this title in Jan., 1934, was sold out in 1 day, and a second printing was immediately ordered. (Feburary, 1934) Later in March, the American Edition would supply the bookstores published by Harper & Brothers. This true first printing is inscribed and signed on the FFEP, "To Jim Moore, from one "revolutionary" to another, Victor Kitchen, May 17, 1934. "In 1934, Victor Constant Kitchen published a book called "I Was A Pagan", describing his discovery of the Oxford Group and the way it had changed his life. This little volume is one of the most useful of the works which were written during that period, for those who wish to obtain detailed knowledge about the group's central beliefs and practices, including such things as house parties, confession, moral inventory, quiet time, and guidance. There are also excellent descriptions of some of the spiritual experiences which the group's members had but is equally important in terms of understanding the early Alcoholics Anonymous movement, and what the A.A. people learned from the Oxford Group." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        1700 cocktails for the man behind the bar

      William Heinemann 1934 - 1934. First Edition. 210 pages. Orange pictorial dust jacket over green leather boards. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some light foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped. Slight crushing and tiny splits to spine ends. Spine ends are also sunned. Boards very slightly bowed. Jacket is missing its spine and is in two pieces. Inside flaps and rear panel complete, large areas of loss to front panel. tanning, foxing and small tears to what remains of jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE HOUSE OF CREEPING HORROR

      New York: Alfred H. King, [1934].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-256, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. Weird mystery thriller. Hubin (1994), p. 880. Small (ink?) stain on fore-edge of rear cover, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust wrapper (illustrated by Politzer) with light wear at spine ends and corner tips. An attractive copy. (#151310)

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        BRAIN GUY

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First edition. A very good copy, some mild dust soiling to beige cloth in a very good price clipped dust jacket, some rubbing to edges, corners and spine ends, foil coated cover shows some scratches. Very scarce in dust jacket. (9963). Octavo, cloth. Scarce early hard boiled novel. Intelligent guy stumbles into the underworld and becomes the leader of a mob.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        It's A Battlefield - in the first issue dust wrapper

      Heinemann 1934 - A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1934. A very good+ book with some light foxing to the the prelims with some also to the latter pages. Bound in the original black cloth with the publisher's device blind-stamped to the lower board. Edges are a little toned with a few spots to the fore-edge. In a good unclipped wrapper showing the correct price of 7'6 to the front flap (later issues had 3'6). Designed by Youngman Carter, the dust wrapper depicts a map of London. Some internal professional reinforcement to the hinges. Some light loss to the spine tips and corners. Some light creasing. The first issue dust wrapper, distinguished by the higher price of 7'6 (reduced to 3'6 subsequently) is most uncommon indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Dictionnaire Historique et Géographique de la Mandchourie

      HongKong, Imprimerie de la Société des Missions Etrangères, 1934. - 1 fort volume in-8, XX - 1040 pp., enrichi de nombreuses gravures et de plusieurs cartes (dont la grande carte dépliante en couleurs du Man-Tcheou-Kouo). Reliure demi-velin à coins, plats cartonnés marbrés, couvertures illustrées conservées, très bon état. Rare ouvrage publié à Hong Kong, où les Missionnaires venaient se reposer et faire imprimer les études, dictionnaires et autres ouvrages savants rédigés pendant leurs séjours et missions dans les différents pays d'Extrême-Orient. Lucien Gibert était membre des Missions Etrangères de Paris, Missionnaire en Mandchourie. A scarce reference book on Manchouria, with many black and white illustrations, published in Hong Kong by Missions Etrangères. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Black Woman Carrying Laundry

      New York 1934 - Woodcut on thin stock hand-made paper by the artist. Signed in pencil. Image measures 7 1/2 x 5". Sheet measures 10 1/2 x 8 1/2". Matted with archival corners. This beautiful, rare woodcut by Rockwell Kent depicts an African-American woman carrying a basket of laundry. The print is a trial proof for a series of illustrations which Kent did for Lillie McMakin Alexander's 1934 novel, "Candy." The print is in excellent condition with wide margins. It has been professionally matted with archival corners. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) was an American realist painter from Tarrytown, New York. Kent spent his life in a variety of places, including Maine, Newfoundland, Alaska, Greenland, and South America. His paintings, lithographs, and woodcuts often portray aspects of a life lived in nature and are collected today by major museums throughout the country. Kent was also a prolific writer and illustrator who produced several books. This print is a lovely example of his work.

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        Beitrage Zur Logischen Analyse Des Wahrscheinlichkeitsbegriffs

      Jena: Universitats-Buchdruckerei G. Nuenhahn, 1934. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. Inscribed By Carl G. Hempel. 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.

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        SI ALLA TERRA NUOVE POESIE

      MONDADORI, 1934. ITALIANO 0,22 Pagine per metà intonse, lievemente ed uniformemente ingiallite e con lieve fioritura, coperta morbida, sovraccoperta ingiallita, con fioritura, aloni da usura e con strappi al dorso ed al risvolto USATO

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        Stage Sets for an Ali Baba Pantomine. Three original gouaches.

      London: January 1934 - Three original gouaches. 31 x 38 cm. Titled with annotations. One dated. Signed at a later date. Estate nos. 3.14000-14102.During the early-mid 1930's, the artist lived in London. He was first a student at the Westminster School of Art and then received a scholarship to the Royal College of Art between 1931 and 1934. He worked for the British sculptor Henry Moore for a short time and also taught at the Luton Technical Institution. In 1936 he won a British Prix de Rome prize which included a residency in Rome until 1938.Provenance: Estate of the artist.Garth William, "American Illustrator: A Life" by E. & J. Wallace, pp. 16-18. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Meine Erfahrungen mit der Leica

      Frankfurt a.m.: H. Bechhold, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. His first published book in which he showed the greatness of the 35mm Leica camera capabilities, tall 4to, VG/VG as chip to top edge of dj else excellent condition, very rare to find in 1st edn, yellow covers, over190 classic b/w photos here demonstrating his extraordinary artistic skill and talent as a photographer. In his book "My Life with The Leica" Walther Benser recalls the period where he would assist Dr. Paul Wolff. Benser was a Leica employee who had gone through the full technical training in Wetzlar and later spent many years traveling with the Leica Slide Show. He recalls: "Dr. Paul Wolff had skills which I found myself envying. Without any optical aid from the Leica viewfinder in the new (Telyt) reflex housing, he could dissect the surroundings with his naked eye in the search for a suitable subject and position. He invariably picked out the perfect spot for taking the picture with the focal length he had already selected". 63pps text in German, spotting to next two, followed by those glorious prints. .

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        The Story of a Country Boy

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1934 - First edition. Orange cloth gilt. Boards a trifle soiled, near fine without dustwrapper. A novel about the evolution of a "self-made man" from a humble country bumpkin to a pretentious captain of industry, by this satirical, proto-feminist novelist who has recently been rediscovered. Basis for the 1935 film *Man of Iron* directed by William C. McGann, and featuring Barton MacLane and Mary Astor. Gore Vidal, whose critical essay helped restore her fame, called her a better satirist than Twain and said she was "our best comic novelist," and Ernest Hemingway once told her she was his "favorite living novelist" -- although she was not averse to poking fun at Hemingway himself, which she did in her novel, *The Wicked Pavilion*. Novelist Lisa Zeidner, in a review of a fairly recent biography of Powell in *The New York Times Book Review*, said that "she is wittier than Dorothy Parker, dissects the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, is more plaintive than Willa Cather in her evocation of the heartland and has a more supple control of satirical voice than Evelyn Waugh, the writer to whom she's most often compared." Powell was an archetypal free spirit, living much of her life in Greenwich Village, taking -- and flaunting -- lovers frequently although she was married, and mercilessly skewering the postures and foibles of an array of New York types, from bohemian artists to wealthy tycoons. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol in Prose; Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. #1459 of 1500 copies printed and SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR Gordon Ross. Near Fine, a scant bit of discoloring to spine label, Else Fine, in a Near Fine slipcase, lacking the glassine jacket but with the Publisher's Newsletter laid in. Introduction by Stephen Leacock. Decorative handmade paper covered boards in a Christmas tree motif, with cloth spine. One of the SCARCER of the Limited Editions Club titles, and particularly so in such lovely condition. . SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR. Limited and Numbered, Signed 1st Edition. Decorative Paper Covered Board. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Gordon Ross. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition.

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        Sverige Fritt. Organ för Förbundet Svensk Folkgemenskap.

      - Årg. 1. 1934. N:o 1-18. Utkom 30 Aug - 20 Dec. Årg. 2. 1935. N:o 1-50. Årg. 3. 1936. N:o 1-50. Årg. 5. 1938. N:o 1-47. Årg. 6. 1939. N:o 1-50. Årg. 7. 1940. N:o 1-33, 35-40. 42-51. Årg. 8. 1941. N:o 1-50. Årg. 9. 1942. N:o 1-19. Årg. 10. 1943. N:o 1-28. Vanligen 4 s. per nummer, några med 6 s. Enkla pappomslag med klotrygg. Lite nötta om med några revor i omslagen. 1935 två blad med långa lagade revor. 1939 N:o 1-21 samt 1941 N:o 23 understrykningar med rödpenna. Årg. 1943 med genomgående kort reva i yttre marginalen. 56 x 40 cm. 9 volymer.*Västsvensk nationalsocialistisk tidning 1934-45. Åhlén. Censur och tryckfrihet 19.80. Tidningar och tidskrifter i beslag 1939-1943. Sverige fritt. (3 varav 1 även fängelse + 1 åtal ogillat). [#\132706]

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        ARCHIVIO DI ANTROPOLOGIA CRIMINALE PSICHIATRIA E MEDICINA LEGALE volume LIV

      FRATELLI BOCCA, MILANO 1934 - ITALIANO Annualità completa dell'opera a cura di Cesare Lombroso, in fascicoli rilegati assieme con coperta rigida, piatti bordeaux con lievi segni di usura e con traccia di umidità, dorso nero con titoli d'oro ed adesivo numerico al piede, traccia di umidità alla cima, molti interventi di altrettanti medici in pagine brunite ai bordi causa tempo e con lievissima fioritura, strappo all'angolo superiore del frontespizio, traccia di umidità ai fogli di guardia e controguardie, illustrazioni in nero nei testi

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        BURN WITCH BURN! ..

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., [1934].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] 1-274 [275] [276: printer's imprint] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "334" on page 8 inserted at rear. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped black. First British edition. "Celebrated weird mystery novel of witchcraft and deadly little dolls." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Filmed in 1936 as "The Devil Doll," directed by Tod Browning, screenplay by Garrett Fort, Guy Endore and Erich von Stroheim with Lionel Barrymore and Maureen O'Sullivan in lead roles. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-146. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1160. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 552. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 181-83. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10058. A very good copy in very good 7/6 three-color pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by Essex) with wear at edges, shallow chip from upper spine end, some general dust soiling, and a couple of internal tape mends. (#152527)

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        Photograph portrait, signed

      [ca 1934]. 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. Signature faded, upper right corner chipped, some light edgewear.

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        BURN WITCH BURN! .

      Methuen & Co. Ltd. [1934]., London - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x-xii] 1-274 [275] [276: printer's imprint] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "334" on page 8 inserted at rear. original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped black. First British edition. "Celebrated weird mystery novel of witchcraft and deadly little dolls." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 155. Filmed in 1936 as "The Devil Doll," directed by Tod Browning, screenplay by Garrett Fort, Guy Endore and Erich von Stroheim with Lionel Barrymore and Maureen O'Sullivan in lead roles. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-146. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1160. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 552. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature I, pp. 181-83. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 138. Reginald 10058. A very good copy in very good 7/6 three-color pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by Essex) with wear at edges, shallow chip from upper spine end, some general dust soiling, and a couple of internal tape mends. (#152527) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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