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        The Stuffed Men

      New York: The Macaulay Company, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 250 p. Signed by author on the front end paper with a long inscription to the editor of Detective Story Magazine, Hazlett Kessler: "This thoroughly absurd gift - which is like presenting a placid [?] gold miner with a can of gilt paint ... But in friendship, anyhow. - Anthony Rud." Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. Cloth at head frayed, a bit of wear at extremities. jacket rubbed, scratched, with chipping at extremities, heaviest at head. Faint dampstain on back panel. Nice condition overall. An exceptionally rare signed copy of Rud's out-of-print novel that has been hailed by lovers of deeply weird fiction. The aforementioned inscription shows his own awareness of the absurdity of its plot. To quote the front flap: "The queerest criminal traffic of the Orient - one unsuspected by white men for centuries - comes to light when a vengeful, murderous band of yellow fanatics invades Long Island and Westchester." It's up to Jigger Masters and his associate Tom Gildersleeve to get to the bottom of this dastardly plot.

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        Three Poems.

      Hanover, NH: Baker Library Press, 1935 - Quarto. Original blue wrappers, printed title label to front, sewn at the fold. Housed in a dark blue morocco backed bookform slipcase and chemise by James Macdonald Co., NY. Fine. First edition, sole printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the poet, "To C. C. Auchincloss, these my first written but last printed, Robert Frost". Charles Crooke Auchincloss (1881–1960) was a wealthy New York lawyer and stockbroker who had studied at Yale and Harvard. His mansion at 120 East 70th Street had a Georgian library to house his rare book collection, and he was a member of the Grolier Club. He and Robert Frost were both named as pallbearers at the funeral of poet Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) in the year this book was published. The book has clearly been in Auchincloss's collector's slipcase since he received it from Frost. Three Poems gathers Frost's earliest poems: the colophon notes "The three poems printed in this brochure have never before been published in book form. They are now reprinted by the Daniel Oliver Associates of Dartmouth College with the kind permission of the author". The poems, "The Quest of the Orchis", "Warning", and "Caesar's Lost Transport Ships" are dated 1901, 1895, and 1892 respectively. The book is very scarce in the trade, particularly so personally inscribed – there have been only two inscribed copies recorded at auction in over 40 years, the last was to Frederick B. Adams and sold at Sotheby's in 2001 for £3,290. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        1930s Aviation Archive of Pilots Robert J. and Alyce Pashburg

      - Archive of photographs and artifacts from the pilots Robert J. and Alyce Pashburg, included his original aviator's cap and her original flight goggles. The 43 black and white photographs measure 3" x 2.5" to 7.5" x 9.75" (but most 5.5" x 4") with over a dozen captioned on the rear, accompanied by an Eaglet leather cap Signed on the inside ("RJ Pashburg") and with a pair of Brevettato aviation goggles as worn by Alyce in her photographic portrait. Overall near fine with some scattered light wear to the edges of a few photographs and general rubbing to the realia from use.A collection of original 1930s-era photographs from this aviation husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon. Locally the pair were members of the Oregon Air Tour but also frequent visitors and participants at air shows across the country. The photos feature images of planes flying upside down, and a number of important early aviation stunt, endurance, and speed pilots, some posing with Robert or Alyce, or in large group shots. Among the most notable are:? Art Chester, stunt pilot, racer, and engine innovator? Benny Howard, pilot, aeronautics engineer, and winner of the 1935 Bendix Trophy? Fred and Al Key, "The Flying Keys," who set an early endurance record flying nonstop for 27 days in the air with the aid of their invention: the first safe air-to-air refueling system, later adopted by the U.S. Army Air Corp.? Harold Neumann, barnstormer and member of the International Aerobatics Club Hall of Fame? Roscoe Turner, the flamboyant pilot known for his speed records, and given the Distinguished Flying Cross by Congress for his contributions to air travel? Aviatrixes Florence "Pancho" Barnes, and Louise Thaden? Also German stunt pilot, Gerd Achgelis; French stunt pilot, Michel Detroyat: Canadian air comedian, Dick Granere; and stunt and test pilot Milo BurchamThe collection is rounded out by images of the Pashburgs as children, with friends, and as the pilots of the local youth chapter of The Aero Club of Oregon in eight photos showing teens in matching sweat suits and bathing suits posing with Alyse and in front of various planes. Alyse is also featured in a photographic portrait wearing the goggles included here and in several photos with fellow aviatrix Irma Westover with whom she crashed outside of Camas, Washington. One of these is captioned on the rear: "June 28, 1938 Taken in on the way out after crash."A wonderful group of images from the golden age of aviation featuring many important innovators of American air travel.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        I Promessi Sposi

      Vallecchi Editore - Firenze, 1935. ITALIANO 0,58 Volume degli anni '30 in stato discreto, coperta illustrata in cartoncino patinato, firma d'appartenenza su piatto anteriore, foglio di guardia e frontespizio, vari segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, cerniera danneggiata, legatura malferma, pagine discretamente conservate, con marginalia. "Con una nota di Mario Casella in memoria di Domenico Guerri, 16 illustrazioni originali del pittore Giovanni Costetti, e una nota critica sulle illustrazioni stesse di Raffaello Franchi". IV edizione riveduta. USATO

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        Der Schmerzensmann. Typengeschichte eines deutschen Andachtsbildwerkes von 1300 bis 1600. (=Forschungen zur deutschen Kunstgeschichte; Band 7).

      Berlin, Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, 1935 - 87 Seiten. Mit Abb. Guter Zustand. Einbandränder u. Buchrücken alterungsbed. vergilbt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1775 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Untidy Gnome.

      London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1935 - Large square octavo. Original beige cloth, spine and front cover lettered and with pictorial decoration in brown. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket missing, panels toned and chipped, spine of binding rolled, touch of foxing to edges of book block and prelims. Despite these flaws, a very good copy. Full-page black and white illustrations and vignettes in red, green and blue by William Townsend. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Doris from Stella. Christmas 1935. 'I have only picked two flowers before, and they both died. I'm sure I don't know why.' Kob" - Kob is the protagonist in this, Gibbons's only book for children. Tipped to the dedication page is a charming post card photograph of Gibbons, her husband Allan Webb and their only child, Laura, who was born in the year of publication; The Untidy Gnome is dedicated to "Laura Our Daughter". The verso of the card is inscribed "Doris from Stella. December 30 1935" and carries the wet stamp of the Belsize Park Studio. A very appealing presentation copy, clearly intended for a close family friend; copies in the dust jacket are particularly uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Ulysses

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Large 4to (12 x 9½ inches). 382pp. 6 etchings and 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings by MATISSE, tipped in. Original gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth from a design by LeRoy H. Appleton; printed slipcase. A fine copy, the slipcase with a few repairs and stains. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, one of 1500 copies, signed by Henri Matisse on the limitation leaf; printed on Worthy paper and bound by George McKibben & Son. "One of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II. According to George Macy, who undertook this only American publication of Matisse's illustrations, he asked the artist how many etchings the latter could provide for five thousand dollars. The artist chose to take six subjects from Homer's Odyssey" (Riva Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, pp.35, 61). The American Livre de Peintre 32; The Artist and the Book 197; LEC Bibliography 71; Slocum & Cahoon A22.

      [Bookseller: Riverrun Books & Manuscripts]
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        Ulysses; Introduction by Gilbert Stuart

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Large 4to (12 x 9½ inches). 382pp. 6 etchings and 20 reproductions of preliminary drawings by MATISSE, tipped in. Original gilt-stamped pictorial brown cloth from a design by LeRoy H. Appleton; printed slipcase. A fine copy, the slipcase with a few repairs and stains. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE, one of 1500 copies, signed by Henri Matisse on the limitation leaf; printed on Worthy paper and bound by George McKibben & Son. "One of the very few American livres de peintres issued before World War II. According to George Macy, who undertook this only American publication of Matisse's illustrations, he asked the artist how many etchings the latter could provide for five thousand dollars. The artist chose to take six subjects from Homer's Odyssey" (Riva Castleman, A Century of Artists Books, pp.35, 61). The American Livre de Peintre 32; The Artist and the Book 197; LEC Bibliography 71; Slocum & Cahoon A22.

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        View of Oakland and San Francisco Bay.

      Oakland, Calif., 1935.(). Original watercolor by Doris Miller Johnson (1907-2001) of the view from the Oakland Hills during the construction of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges. Image size: 253 x 354 mm. Signed: "Doris Miller, April 1935." From the personal collection of the artist.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Carmi scelti Commento estetico ad uso delle scuole medie dei Proff. E. D'Avanzo e G. La Magna

      Casa Editrice Rondinella Alfredo - Napoli, 1935. INTERLINGUE 0,13 Volume degli anni '30 in stato discreto, coperta in cartoncino, staccata dalla legatura, cornice tipografica su piatto anteriore, fioritura sparsa, abrasioni, bordo e punte leggermente consumati, piede con lacerazione, legatura malferma, tagli bruniti con barbe, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia, diverse pagine slegate dalla legatura. Su colophone timbro ex libris "Dr. Andrea Cangiano - Benevento". Fa parte della collana Classici Greci e Latini. III edizione riveduta. Lingue: Italiano, Latino. USATO

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        1930s Aviation Archive of Pilots Robert J. and Alyce Pashburg

      Near Fine. Archive of photographs and artifacts from the pilots Robert J. and Alyce Pashburg, included his original aviator's cap and her original flight goggles. The 43 black and white photographs measure 3" x 2.5" to 7.5" x 9.75" (but most 5.5" x 4") with over a dozen captioned on the rear, accompanied by an Eaglet leather cap Signed on the inside ("RJ Pashburg") and with a pair of Brevettato aviation goggles as worn by Alyce in her photographic portrait. Overall near fine with some scattered light wear to the edges of a few photographs and general rubbing to the realia from use.A collection of original 1930s-era photographs from this aviation husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon. Locally the pair were members of the Oregon Air Tour but also frequent visitors and participants at air shows across the country. The photos feature images of planes flying upside down, and a number of important early aviation stunt, endurance, and speed pilots, some posing with Robert or Alyce, or in large group shots. Among the most notable are:• Art Chester, stunt pilot, racer, and engine innovator• Benny Howard, pilot, aeronautics engineer, and winner of the 1935 Bendix Trophy• Fred and Al Key, "The Flying Keys," who set an early endurance record flying nonstop for 27 days in the air with the aid of their invention: the first safe air-to-air refueling system, later adopted by the U.S. Army Air Corp.• Harold Neumann, barnstormer and member of the International Aerobatics Club Hall of Fame• Roscoe Turner, the flamboyant pilot known for his speed records, and given the Distinguished Flying Cross by Congress for his contributions to air travel• Aviatrixes Florence "Pancho" Barnes, and Louise Thaden• Also German stunt pilot, Gerd Achgelis; French stunt pilot, Michel Detroyat: Canadian air comedian, Dick Granere; and stunt and test pilot Milo BurchamThe collection is rounded out by images of the Pashburgs as children, with friends, and as the pilots of the local youth chapter of The Aero Club of Oregon in eight photos showing teens in matching sweat suits and bathing suits posing with Alyse and in front of various planes. Alyse is also featured in a photographic portrait wearing the goggles included here and in several photos with fellow aviatrix Irma Westover with whom she crashed outside of Camas, Washington. One of these is captioned on the rear: "June 28, 1938 Taken in on the way out after crash."A wonderful group of images from the golden age of aviation featuring many important innovators of American air travel.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The excavations and survey between Wadi es-Sebua and Adindan 1929-1931. Vol. I: Text. Vol. II: Plates.

      Cairo 1935 - Cairo, 1935. First edition. Very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meretseger Books]
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        The Tomb of Wang Kuang of Lo Lang Rakuro Okobo

      Chosen Koseki Kenkyukai. The Society of the Study of Korean Antiquities 1935 - Keijo (Seoul), 1935. "Detailed report of archaeological research. volume II" " The tomb of Wang Kuang and another tomb of Lo-Lang, being a report of the excavations in the season of 1932 carried on by the Society for the study of Korean antiquities ", v, 8, 99 plates (some folding, some color), 86, 8; 32 cm. Text in English and Japanese, a thorough study of a tomb belonging to a Han Dynasty official and his wife, in the present day border of China/North Korea. Han Dynasty lacquer, pottery, seals. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Case of the Counterfeit Eye

      Morrow 1935 - The true first edition, very good condition. With 1935 on title page and no mention of later printings on copyright page. An early Perry Mason book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Bust Portrait of Isamu Noguchi

      New York, 1935. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 12.5. x 9.25 inches. Fine, atelier stamped on verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten | 146 Central Park West | Cannot be reproduced without permission", and docketed by Van Vechten in ink, giving the subject of the photograph, the date ("January 30 1935"), and the number of the negative. Gelatin silver print. 1 vols. 12.5. x 9.25 inches. Fine, early portrait of the 31-year old sculptor, quite early in his career. In 1935, Noguchi exhibited several political works, including the famous "Death (Lynched Figure") -- a subject which would have meant a great deal to Van Vechten.

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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., [1935] - Quarto. Original red cloth, gilt titles and gilt illustrations to spine and front cover, pictorial endpapers, top edge red. Ownership signature in pen to first blank. Spine ends slightly bumped, covers slightly marked. An excellent copy. With 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards and 17 line drawings. First US trade edition with Rackham's illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Golda Meir

      [July 1935]. Typed Manuscript Signed <I>“Golda Meyerson”</I> in Hebrew, text in English, one page, 8” x 10.5”, museum quality framed to 23" x 19". [Palestine, July 1935]. To G. Agronsky [Gershon Agron], Editor of the “Palestine Post.” On lightweight paper, two tiny holes in upper right, two loose-leaf holes at right edge, lower right corner missing. Very good condition.<br /><br />Press release headed <I>“For the Palestine Post.”</I> Titled <I>“Rabbi Wohl to speak at English Speaking Council.”</I> In full, <I>“The third in the series of lectures held under the auspices of the Tel-Aviv English Speaking Council will take place Monday evening, July 22, at 8:30 P.M., on the roof of the Co-operative Restaurant (Formerly Café City) at Grusenberg and Nachlath Benjamin Streets. Rabbi Samuel Wohl, president of the American League for Tabor Palestine, will speak on ‘Palestine as Seen through American Eyes’.”</I><br /><br />A short Typed Note in Hebrew from Meir to Gershon Agronsky, editor of the “Palestine Post,” transmitting this press release is at the conclusion of the press release.<br /><br />An article on page two of the Sunday, July 21, 1935 edition of the English language daily “Palestine Post” is headlined “Palestine Through / American Eyes,” and subheaded “Rabbi Wohl at English / Speaking Council.” Golda Meir’s press release is then published word-for-word. The next day’s edition lists, under “Today’s Events … Tel Aviv,” at “8.30 English Speaking Council – ‘Palestine as seen through American Eyes.’ Rabbi Wohl. Co-operative Restaurant.” <br /> <br />

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        1930s Aviation Archive of Pilots Robert J. and Alyce Pashburg

      Near Fine. Archive of photographs and artifacts from the pilots Robert J. and Alyce Pashburg, included his original aviator's cap and her original flight goggles. The 43 black and white photographs measure 3" x 2.5" to 7.5" x 9.75" (but most 5.5" x 4") with over a dozen captioned on the rear, accompanied by an Eaglet leather cap Signed on the inside ("RJ Pashburg") and with a pair of Brevettato aviation goggles as worn by Alyce in her photographic portrait. Overall near fine with some scattered light wear to the edges of a few photographs and general rubbing to the realia from use.A collection of original 1930s-era photographs from this aviation husband and wife team from Portland, Oregon. Locally the pair were members of the Oregon Air Tour but also frequent visitors and participants at air shows across the country. The photos feature images of planes flying upside down, and a number of important early aviation stunt, endurance, and speed pilots, some posing with Robert or Alyce, or in large group shots. Among the most notable are:• Art Chester, stunt pilot, racer, and engine innovator• Benny Howard, pilot, aeronautics engineer, and winner of the 1935 Bendix Trophy• Fred and Al Key, "The Flying Keys," who set an early endurance record flying nonstop for 27 days in the air with the aid of their invention: the first safe air-to-air refueling system, later adopted by the U.S. Army Air Corp.• Harold Neumann, barnstormer and member of the International Aerobatics Club Hall of Fame• Roscoe Turner, the flamboyant pilot known for his speed records, and given the Distinguished Flying Cross by Congress for his contributions to air travel• Aviatrixes Florence "Pancho" Barnes, and Louise Thaden• Also German stunt pilot, Gerd Achgelis; French stunt pilot, Michel Detroyat: Canadian air comedian, Dick Granere; and stunt and test pilot Milo BurchamThe collection is rounded out by images of the Pashburgs as children, with friends, and as the pilots of the local youth chapter of The Aero Club of Oregon in eight photos showing teens in matching sweat suits and bathing suits posing with Alyse and in front of various planes. Alyse is also featured in a photographic portrait wearing the goggles included here and in several photos with fellow aviatrix Irma Westover with whom she crashed outside of Camas, Washington. One of these is captioned on the rear: "June 28, 1938 Taken in on the way out after crash."A wonderful group of images from the golden age of aviation featuring many important innovators of American air travel.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Innocence and Design

      1935 - Dust jacket and text illustrations by Sykes, text maps. First edition. 8vo., a good copy in original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket. London, Macmillan & Co. Ltd. A really lovely copy, with a touch of darkening to the spine of the jacket, and a contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. The pseudonym ?Waughburton? is an amalgam of the American writer Richard Halliburton whose account of a trip round the world, ?'The Royal Road to Romance?, had been one of the hits of 1925, and the Waughs Alec and Evelyn.Paul Fussell in ?Abroad? writes: ?Innocence and Design is a 'novel' barely disguising its real identity as both a travel book - it includes maps of Persia, called 'Media' - and a collection of architectural and topographical essays. The hero is Sir Constantine Bruce, an eccentric Scot, who journeys to the Middle East in search of the Moslem principles of 'chromatic architecture' - he plans to re-do Riggs, his Scottish estate, in color, but with greater subtlety than we might imagine, for he hopes to 'employ color only so as to accentuate the general form, instead of swamping it with theatricality'. Comedy arises from the conflict between Sir Constantine's innocence, architectural, aesthetic, and political, and mid-Eastern intrigue: he constantly blunders into plots hatched by the Foreign Office and Military Intelligence, plots reflecting the struggle between British and Russian interersts in Persia.Sykes and Byron drafted the book while actually there, 'sitting amid saddlebags in the courtyards of caravanserais', and we can infer the division of work: Sykes contrived the horseplay narrative, while Byron contributed the inset essays - overwritten, most of them, on Persian national character, colored architecture, Islamic building, and the sad state of Persian thought and feeling under the dictatorship of Byron's bete noire, Reza Shah. The alternation of narrative and exposition here characterizes most travel books generically, and can be seen to resemble the essential mechanism of conversation seriously pursued, which, as Waugh once perceived, consists of narrative alternating with 'comment'?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autobiografia e Scienza Nuova

      Luigi Loffredo Editore - Napoli, NAPOLI 1935 - Pagine di Filosofi per i giovani italiani scelte da Augusto Guzzo ITALIANO Volume degli anni '30 in buono stato, coperta in cartone rigido goffrato, gora su coperta e prime e ultime pagine, bordo e punte con piccole ammaccature, tagli e margini delle pagine bruniti. Firma d'appartenenza su frontespizio. Fa parte della collana Pagine di Filosofi per i giovani scelte da Augusto Guzzo

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        TOSHIEN SHODEN (Series I, II, III)

      Atorie, Tokyo 1935 - Series I (chapters 1-5) . This volume deals with the painting of trees, mountains and rocks, and people and houses. Series II (chapters 6-9). This volume deals with the painting of orchids, bamboo, ume, and chrysanthemums. Series III (chapters 10-13).This volume deals with the painting of flowers, grasses, insects and birds. Each of the 13 chapters consists of approximately 120 leaves of text and illustrations, and is bound by itself and sewn into wrappers. The chapters were then inserted into blue linen folios (6 3/4" x 10") sealed with ivory (?) ties. This three volume work discusses and illustrates the history and techniques of Chinese painting. It was translated into Japanese by Kimita Rentano. Wrappers and leaves of text and illustrations in fine--near fine condition; some wear to linen folios. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        He Who Sees

      George G. Harrap & Co, London 1935 - First English edition. Translated by Robert Lancaster. Boards slightly bowed and some very light scattered foxing, else about fine in a very attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a rubbed tear at the crown. Jacket art by Nina Miller-Davidson. A French biblio-fantasy -- "the study of Buddhist manuscripts enables the protagonist to learn to see the future." Rare in jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mars His Idiot

      First edition. 8vo. Dustjacket, a little rubbed with two small chips. Inscribed by the author. London, Heinemann, 1935. [With] TOMLINSON (H.M.) Mars His Idiot. Proof copy. Square 8vo. Original yellow printed wrappers, annotated throughout in the author's hand. [London, Heinemann], c.

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        The Murder Of My Aunt

      Minton, Balch & Company, New York 1935 - Original black cloth, lettered in red at the spine. 8vo. A clean and solid copy with perfect corners. The complete just jacket has received some minor retoration at the spine ends. The jacket is not price-clipped. The text block is pristine. Regarded as Hull's best work, it is a Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone. Extremely rare in jacket. Near Fine / Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books - ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Green Child. A Romance

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1935 - First edition. 256 pp. 8vo. Superb Copy in Dust Jacket. "A remarkable double Utopia ? a dramatic critique of and metaphor for the utopian impulse as a whole" (SFE).The Green Child was inspired by the mediaeval legend of the green children of Woolpit, two green-skinned children who came to a Yorkshire village and claimed to be from an underground world.Herbert Edward Read (1893-1968) was best known as an art critic and advocate of modern architecture. He was knighted in 1953. The Green Child was his only novel. A superior copy in dust-jacket. Bleiler, Checklist (1978), p. 164 Grass green cloth titled in gilt. Fine copy in fine, fresh dust-jacket [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        England Made Me

      Heinemann 1935 - A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann 1935. A very good+ book the only downside being the couple of small holes to the spine edge. There's a faint name and address to the ffep, some fading to the spine. No dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        The Golden Bed of Kydno.

      Printed for subscribers at the Golden Cockerel Press. 1935 - 12 erotic line engravings by Lettice Sandford. No.179 of only 200 copies. Printed in the splendid Perpetua type. Sm. folio, bound in full cream cloth with illusration by Lettice Sandford in gilt on the upper cover, gilt endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut, an exceptionally fine, clean copy. An erotic Lesbian tale in verse, apparently written in the early nineteenth century in two parts and telling the tale supposedly from the late nineteenth century of a lady calling herself Kydno who, tired of Paris, went by yacht to the Island of Lesbos and had built a magnificent Palace of Memory. She is an invention like Pierre Louys' Bilitis but the story had it that she gathered there a multitude of girls and gave them free 'education'. Growing old she left the college and wandered alone over the world, composing her 'Imitation of Sappho' of which there is not trace. She polished these, her epigrams, collected as 'The Golden Bed' and died in 1910 at Rhodes and was buried there. Translated form the modern Greek of Evadne Lascaris by P. Mathers who terms the book a "light coronal of perversities". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB]
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        No Hero

      New York: Little Brown and Company, 1935. Copyright date 1935, first edition, first printing. Signed By The Author on a Glued inside Label. Publisher's yellow cloth, spine lettered in black, front board stamped in black outlining text, in original restored dust jacket. Backstrip just barely dulled; light foxing to rear board. Page edges faintly foxed. Dust jacket discreetly restored at spine ends and folds, rear flap fold reinforced; spine panel just a shade darkened; lightly rubbed, with some very minor color loss to the front panel; verso rubbed. A near fine copy in a nicely sophisticated jacket. Card with author signature glued in. The first appearance of Mr. Moto. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. . signed by the Author. First Edition. Hardcover. very good Plus/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Scarce and Signed.

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        Resouns de Ruhr / Echos de la Ruhr (Poezias occitanas emd traduciu en frances doui / Poesies occitanes avec leur traduction en francais doui) 1st

      Villefranche, imp. C. Salingardes, 1935. Pierre Miremont (* 1901 in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin gest. 22. Juli 1979) war ein französischer Romanist, Okzitanist und Autor des Okzitanischen. Miremont war zuerst Lehrer, dann Berufsoffizier. Er verbrachte die Jahre 1941 bis 1944 in deutscher Gefangenschaft. Nach dem Krieg wirkte er als Justizbeamter in der Versicherungsaufsicht. Er publizierte zahlreiche literarische Werke in okzitanischer Sprache. Miremont war ab 1945 Majoral (Akademiemitglied) des Félibrige. Miremont war Ritter der Ehrenlegion.

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        Lady Hobo [Inscribed]

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Novel detailing the story of Tut Trueman, a woman physically and emotionally spent from her fifty-fifty marriage, who runs away from her life in New York and finds herself on the open road. She rides across the country to the California coast with a tomboy she meets in her travels, encountering hobo jungles, crop pickers, criminals, and a broad swath of humanity. Brown, a best-selling author during the 1920's-30's, reportedly spent time in hobo jungles and talking to its residents for inspiration. A scarce novel, in or out of jacket; OCLC notes 7 copies (NYPL, Stony Brook, LC, Bowling Green, OSU, Penn State, UVA). Octavo (19.5cm); purple cloth, with titling and author's facsimile signature stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; red topstain; pictorial endpapers; dustjacket; [vi],[2],3-336pp. Inscribed by the author in black fountain pen following the dedication page: "From a Lady Hobo for Maurice Kurell / 1935 / Beth Brown." Spine and upper board edges sunned, topstain dulled and foxed, with wear to spine ends and oxidation to gilt; clean internally; Very Good. In a supplied dustjacket; unclipped (priced $2.00), with mild wear and dustiness to extremities, and a faint diagonal crease to lower right corner of front panel; overall a bright, Near Fine example.

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        The Doctor's Son and Other Stories

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. Near Fine, in a Good dust jacket with price of $2.50 intact. Light edge wear to cloth, chipping to gilt lettering on spine. Tiny stamp and small sticker removal to rear paste down. The dust jacket shows edge wear, with a 2.5 x 1 inch chip to the rear panel, loss at the head and tail, extending to front panel. Rarely seen in the dust jacket.

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        Ditia shimpanze i ditia cheloveka : v ikh instinktakh emotsiiakh igrakh privychkakh i vyrazitelhykh dvizheniiakh / Infant Ape and Human Child (Instincts, Emotions, Play, Habits)

      Moskva [ Moscow ]: Izdanie Gosudarstvennogo Darvinovskogo Muzeia 1935. First Edition. Two volumes complete with 145 plates. Volume One: text. [iii]-xvi, 596 pages + frontis. Pagination includes 2 color plates in front matter and 23 plates in the text. 8vo. 7 1/4 x 10 inches. Publisher's biege cloth with gilt titles on spine and front panel. Several previous owner names on front endpapers. Bright and clean internally, minor wear to the extremities, and spine sun fading. Volume Two: Photo-plates (photogravure?). 8vo. 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches.Professionally rebound to style. Each leaf is three hole punched. The cloth (portfolio) covers are also three hole punched front and rear, with brass grommets and string ties which hold the assemblage together. Original front panel preserved and laid down. Half title present, withdrawn stamp over institutional stamp. Pencilled notation with title of volume 1. Last page appears to be an advertisement. Plates 2 through 120 inclusive (complete as issued). Occasional marginal notation on the plates. Each plate contains multiple images - often four to six. 3. t. trudov Muzeia / Gosudarstvennyi Darvinovskii Muzei = Scientific memoirs of the Museum Darwinianum in Moscow. Cloth. A "classic 1935 comparative study of ape [ and human ] emotions and intelligence." ( Darwin Museum Series ) From about 1913 to 1916, Madam Kohts studied a young chimpanzee named Joni in captivity and documented photographically and with detailed notes it's behavior including it's perceived emotions. In 1925, Koht's own son Roody was born, and she again took copious notes and photographs, this time with her son as the subject. After many years of work, she in 1929 she began a comparative study of the two. This study, offered here in the original edition, contains a wealth of photographic comparisons between the two, in over 145 photo-plates (containing some 600 or so images). The images convey so much information that some reviewers thought the lack of an English translation (until quite recently) was not a significant challenge. The main text is in Russian, with a short English summary at the end.While the photographic captions are in Russian, the short English text contains English captions as well. We're pleased to offer the original edition, PLUS the first English translation of this work (Oxford University Press, 2002), edited by Frans B. M. De Waal. A 1937 review in the Journal of Genetic Psychology (Vol 50, pp 465-467) notes "Madam Kohts is unquestionably an observer of ingenuity, patience, and scientific restraint. In a double sense this is a contribution to comparative psychology...It seems to us that she has succeeded better in this task of critical comparison of two species than have those studies which emphasize somewhat too strongly similarities, identities, and simian precocities." Apparently issued in an edition of 775 copies, the original work is very scarce today with a dozen copies (some represented as partial sets) in institutions, and no copies for sale as of this writing. Scarce in the trade. Near Fine.

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        Oxyrhynchus. An Economic and Social Study.

      Princeton. Privately Printed. 1935. - 8vo. 21.5cm, The First Edition, 93p.,bibliography, index, original printed wraps, with title repeated on the upper cover in publisher's frame border, fine, rare. (cgc) The author's first book, his thesis, published six years and two other attempts at novels before the very successful Barometer Rising, 1941. Cf. Benson & Toye. He won five Governor General awards. Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, pp705-707. A dissertation presented to the faculty of Princeton University in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.The author traces from a social and economic viewpoint the history of the growth and decline of Oxyrhynchus, in Roman Egypt, over the seven centuries when it was subject to the Caesars. "Recommended by the Department of Classics for Acceptance May 1935". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Canadian Poetry Collection : Archibald Lampman and Charles G.D. Roberts

      1935. . This Canadian Poets collection includes material from primarily 1926 to 1935 for these two well-known "Confederation" poets. Materials include a total of 23 items; 16 Roberts items and 7 Lampman items. Sir Charles G.D. Roberts Collection of 16 items include 6 ALS ; 3 ASN ; 2 ts ; 1 poem signed ; 2 photos signed and 2 post cards signed. 1) 4 ALS and 1 Telegram to Alberta C. Trimble; Four ALS dated 6 April 1928, 21 April 1928, 23 May 1928, and 20 June 1928, re Canadian literature, their travels, and meeting each other. Telegram dated 22, May, 1928. 2) ALS addressed "My Dear Corman", 15 November 1934, re charmed to receive his letter about his "wild life books", having published between 50 and 60 books, poetry, titles of his books, delighted to autographs his books. 3) ALS to Mr. Leavenworth, 12 February 1935, re Eyes of the Wilderness and his "old friend & pupil Mr. Pittman. He is a great chap, and a fine poet." 4) ANS to Jack Trimble written on the dedication page of book, 21 July 1927, "Lord of the Air" and "The Homesickness of Kebonka" being Roberts's favorite stories. As well included in this book is a Circa 1927 sepia photograph, Roberts and his dog Laddie with manuscript note at top: 'For "young Jack" with but best wishes from C.G.D.R." On reverse, handwritten note "Charles G.D. Roberts & Laddie on the Ottawa' The book is The Kindred of the Wild (Boston: L.C. Page, 1902, 21st impression April 1926), green cloth, some separation at the title leaf, ill. Charles Livingston Bull (New York: Macmillan, 1926, reissue of June 1926), green cloth in chipped jacket 5) ALN to Jack Trimble written on the half title of Neighbors Unknown book, note dated 31 May 1928, "How a Cat Played Robinson Crusoe" being Roberts's favorite story. 6) Signed ts., 1 p., erotic poem, "Attar", [1903?]. "Colour Toasts", 7) ts. carbon, 1 p. (some tears), initialed by Roberts. 8) Handwritten Poem (4 lines), 5 July 1932, in an autograph album. "And then, when sunrise floods my path, | I pause to build my dreams anew | But, take the gipsying all in all, | I find a-many dreams come true." 9) Black and white photograph, signed and framed of Roberts, 21 July 1927, for Alberta C. Trimble, minor water damage to bottom third of photo.  10) Signed note to Alberta C. Trimble on the half title of The Vagrant of Time (book not present), 1 July 1927, some discoloration 11) Two Christmas postcard poems: 1931 ("To a Certain Mystic") and 1931 (signed, "Spirit of Beauty"), some discoloration on versos. Archibald Lampman Collection 7 items include 6 ALS and 1 book. 1) ALS from Charles G.D. Roberts to Ruth Holway Higgins, 1 October 1930 ("The Lampman Memorial is a most significant landmark in the evolution of our Canadian Literature… Alas, I do not possess one signature of Bliss Carman. All his letters to me are just signed B!"). 2) ALS from Nathaniel A. Benson, "Sonnet, for the Lampman Memorial Cairn", 1 p. signed. The Cairn was unveiled in 1930 near Lampman's birthplace in Morpeth, Ontario. 3) ALS from F.G. Scott to Dr. Sherwood Fox, 10 September 1930, declining to attend the Lampman Memorial Cairn unveiling ("To me, Lampman's poems have been a constant source of inspiration & delight."). 4) ALS from Gilbert Parker to Fox, 8 September 1930, declining to attend the Lampman Memorial Cairn unveiling and that he is glad that Duncan Campbell Scott will give an address about Lampman. 5) ALS from Duncan Campbell Scott to Fox, 4 November 1930, thanking Fox for the planning and execution of the Lampman Memorial Cairn celebration. 6) ALS from W. Beattie to Fred Landon, n.d., and fragment of letter from Landon, n.d. Lampman, 7) "The City of the End of Things" printed poem by Lampman in a limited edition book (Montreal: The Golden Dog, imprimé pat André Goulet, 1972), introduction by Michael Gnarowski, with an ALS from F.G Scott to Eugene ?, 16 November 1926, sending Eugene his "little book of verse-war poems & poems after the war". Charles G.D. Roberts, known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. He was also a tireless promoter and encourager of Canadian literature. "At his death he was regarded as Canada's leading man of letters." Archibald Lampman, "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;' and he is perhaps the most outstanding exponent of the Canadian school of nature poets." The Canadian Encyclopedia says that he is "generally considered the finest of Canada's late 19th-century poets in English." This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        Honey in the Horn (First Edition)

      Harper and Brothers, New York 1935 - First Edition. Winner of both the 1935 Harper Prize and the Pulitzer Prize. Very Good plus in a Very Good, unclipped first state dust jacket. Book has light foxing to the boards and page edges, with toning to two pages where a laid-in newspaper clipping on the Pulitzer Prize win has aged. Rear flap detached from the fragile jacket, and front flap detached, with a few tiny chips at the spine ends. Still a clean, presentable copy. Housed in a custom clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        It Can't Happen Here

      Jonathan Cape, London 1935 - pp 416 [8] adverts. Sinclair Lewis's timely novel of a totalitarean regime in American in the scarce British first edition. Near fine book, buff boards with blue lettering, no ownership inscription or markings in a very good typographic dustjacket, closed 4cm tear at the tail of the spine along the fold with the front panel, old tape repair to reverse of jacket with some bleed-through of the tape adhesive. Otherwise an excellent coy. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about this book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Original Certificate of Honour, presented to American filmmaker Alfred E. Green at the first Moscow International Film Festival.

      Moscow: Cinema Office of the People's Commissars of the U. S. S. R.,, 1935. Bifolium (leaf size 300 × 230) of heavy wove cartridge paper, lithographically printed certificate in gold and black on the recto of the first leaf with autograph signatures in purple and black ink. Housed in recent moderate red morocco backed folding chemise, dark purplish red boards, red morocco patch label to the front panel. Somewhat browned, the gold ink oxidised in places, but remains attractive and certainly very good. The certificate was awarded to the American film Gentlemen Are Born (1934), directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Franchot Tone, and is signed by the members of the jury, including Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Boris Shumyatsky. Text in Cyrillic, with a contemporary typed English language translation laid-in. The best known name here is of course that of Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) the pioneering Russian film director, fêted for developing the montage technique, his most famous films being Alexander Nevsky (1938), Ivan the Terrible (1944), and the classic Battleship Potemkin (1925). In 1930 the jury Chairman Boris Shumyatsky (1886-1938) had been appointed by Stalin as head of Soyuzkino in 1930, the de facto executive producer for the Soviet film monopoly, continuing as head under the reorganisation as GUKF - Chief Directorate of Film and Photoindustry - in 1933. Shumyatsky's job was to ensure that films produced in the Soviet Union conformed to the official party line, and he seems to have had considerable animus towards Eisenstein, preventing him from completing a film during his reign. In 1937, Shumyatsky delivered a vicious attack on the director in the opening address at a three-day conference on cinema, "that turned into something resembling a show trial of Eisenstein" (McSmith, Fear and the Muse kept Watch, p.165), following it up with a letter to Premier Molotov denouncing seven people by name for conspiring to rescue the banned film and "discredit me as the stifler of the 'brilliant work of S. Eisenstein'". Three of the "conspirators" were "prominent writers whose status afforded them a degree of protections" (pp.165-6) the other four, including V.A. Babitsky the head of the Soviet Union's biggest studio Mosfilm, were shot. Almost inevitably Shumyatsky himself fell from grace. Early in 1938 his eight years in charge of the Soviet film industry were the subject of an "excoriating assessment" in Pravda, which concluded that he himself was colluding with "saboteurs". He was arrested and executed. Somehow Eisenstein himself managed to avoid this bloodbath and effectively rehabilitated his reputation with the release of Alexander Nevsky, which won him both the Order of Lenin and the Stalin Prize. It is unusual indeed to find the signatures of Eisenstein and Shumyatsky on the same document.

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        A Depression-Era Milkman's Promotional Photograph Album]

      [ca. 1935], [Lousville, KY] - Small 8vo. album. Approximately 7" x 5". Cloth covered boards, screw binding, opens vertically. 12 linen backed and hinged black and white photographs (each measuring approximately 5.75" x 4.5"). Moderate handling wear. Manuscript notes to versos of most prints. Ownership label to interior torn. Overall good-plus. A pocket-sized photograph album carried by a 1930's-era delivery milkman of the Oscar Ewing and Sons Dairy Company of Louisville, KY. Scenes of production, testing, pasteurizing, bottling equipment and delivery in clear, well composed views. Linen backings to prints with the previous owner's notes, including customer orders of various dairy products, delivery frequency, address, etc. Delivery vehicle in one image appears to show a mid-1930's International panel truck, estimating the otherwise undated album to approximately 1935. A compact, though rich visual record of sales, dairy production, and the Depression-era South. Image of delivery driver with panel van held in The University of Kentucky's "Images of Kentucky and Environs" collection. Otherwise OCLC notes no holdings of similar album or individual prints. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vice Versa. A Novel.

      New York: Godwin, 1935 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the pictorial dust jacket. Patchy discolouration to boards. An excellent copy in a rubbed jacket with a couple of short closed tears and slight creasing to bottom edge of rear panel. First edition, first printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the publisher's quarter leather limited edition, copy #304 of 750

      London: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1935. First, Limited Edition. Hardcover. This is the publisher's finely bound, hand-numbered limited issue of the British first edition, copy #304 of 750. This limited issue was bound in quarter tan pigskin over brown buckram boards with gilt stamped spine, gilt front cover illustration, and gilt rule transitions. The text is printed on untrimmed sheets with gilt top edge and bound with decorative headband and marbled endpapers. This copy is in very good condition. The binding remains square and tight with a nicely rounded spine. The quarter leather shows some wear at the spine ends and hinges and a little overall scuffing, but no toning and no cracking at the hinges. The brown buckram boards show trivial scuffs but are not bowed and retain sharp corners. The contents are impressively clean, with no spotting or previous ownership marks. Even the untrimmed fore and bottom edges remain notably clean and the top edge gilt is bright. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the story of T. E. Lawrence's (1888-1935) remarkable odyssey as instigator, organizer, hero, and tragic figure of the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, which he began as an eccentric junior intelligence officer and ended as "Lawrence of Arabia." This time defined Lawrence with indelible experience and celebrity which he would spend the rest of his famously short life struggling to reconcile and reject, to recount and repress. Lawrence famously resisted publication of his masterwork for the general public during his lifetime. The saga is remarkable. He nearly completed a massive first draft in 1919, only to famously lose it when his briefcase was mislaid at a train station. This first draft was never recovered. At a fever pitch, Lawrence wrote a new 400,000 word draft in 1920. This punishing burst of writing was followed by an equally brutal process of editing. In 1922, a 335,000 word version was carefully circulated to select friends and literary critics - the famous "Oxford Text". George Bernard Shaw called it "a masterpiece". Nonetheless, Lawrence was unready to see it distributed to the public. Finally, in 1926, a further edited 250,000 word "Subscribers' Edition" was produced by Lawrence - but fewer than 200 copies were made, each lavishly and uniquely bound. Winston Churchill was among Lawrence's original subscribers to the 1926 edition, though Lawrence refused to allow Churchill to pay for his copy, as a token for his esteem for the work he and Churchill had done together in the Colonial Office after the First World War. Of this text, Winston Churchill wrote: "It ranks with the greatest books ever written in the English language. If Lawrence had never done anything except write this book as a mere work of the imagination his fame would last... But it is fact, not fiction... An epic, a prodigy, a tale of torment, and in the heart of it - A Man.” The Subscriber's Edition cost Lawrence far more than he made in subscriptions. To recover the loss, Lawrence finally authorized an edition for the general public - but one even further abridged and entitled "Revolt in the Desert". It was only in the summer of 1935, in the weeks following Lawrence's death, that the text of the Subscribers' Edition text was finally published for circulation to the general public in the form of a British first trade edition. Simultaneous with the general trade first edition, the British publisher Jonathan Cape issued this finely bound, hand-numbered limited edition of 750 copies. Bibliographic reference: O'Brien A041

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1935. A Triumph. Quarto. Original tan quarter pigskin on brown buckram boards, gilt title to spine, gilt crossed swords device to front cover, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. With a portrait frontispiece, 53 plates and 4 folding maps. Slight wear to spine ends, slight rubbing to corners. An excellent copy. First trade issue, limited edition, number 536 of 750 copies.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1935 - Quarto. Original tan quarter pigskin on brown buckram boards, gilt title to spine, gilt crossed swords device to front cover, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. Slight wear to spine ends, slight rubbing to corners. An excellent copy. With a portrait frontispiece, 53 plates and 4 folding maps. First trade issue, limited edition, number 536 of 750 copies. O'Brien A041.

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        Call it Sleep

      New York: Robert O. Ballou, 1935. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Good. Signed. Signed. First edition, second printing. Signed by Henry Roth in black ink on the half title page. About Good, in a supplied second issue dust jacket, which is in Very Good condition. Edge wear to cloth, with heavy rubbing and fraying at corners, spine ends and bottom edge. Cloth toned, soiled and lightly stained. Front free end paper has bookplate, rubber stamp with hotel address, bookstore label and wear. Rear hinge exposed, as is hinge at title page, leaving binding slightly tender. Pages toned, with several light stains and a few creased corners. The dust jacket shows toning, two small tears to the rear flap fold, and several edge chips. Exceptionally rare.

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        Original Certificate of Honour, presented to American filmmaker Alfred E. Green at the first Moscow International Film Festival.

      Moscow: Cinema Office of the People's Commissars of the U. S. S. R., 1935 - Bifolium (leaf size 300 × 230) of heavy wove cartridge paper, lithographically printed certificate in gold and black on the recto of the first leaf with autograph signatures in purple and black ink. Housed in recent moderate red morocco backed folding chemise, dark purplish red boards, red morocco patch label to the front panel. Somewhat browned, the gold ink oxidised in places, but remains attractive and certainly very good. The certificate was awarded to the American film Gentlemen Are Born (1934), directed by Alfred E. Green and starring Franchot Tone, and is signed by the members of the jury, including Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Boris Shumyatsky. Text in Cyrillic, with a contemporary typed English language translation laid-in. The best known name here is of course that of Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) the pioneering Russian film director, fêted for developing the montage technique, his most famous films being Alexander Nevsky (1938), Ivan the Terrible (1944), and the classic Battleship Potemkin (1925). In 1930 the jury Chairman Boris Shumyatsky (1886-1938) had been appointed by Stalin as head of Soyuzkino in 1930, the de facto executive producer for the Soviet film monopoly, continuing as head under the reorganisation as GUKF - Chief Directorate of Film and Photoindustry - in 1933. Shumyatsky's job was to ensure that films produced in the Soviet Union conformed to the official party line, and he seems to have had considerable animus towards Eisenstein, preventing him from completing a film during his reign. In 1937, Shumyatsky delivered a vicious attack on the director in the opening address at a three-day conference on cinema, "that turned into something resembling a show trial of Eisenstein" (McSmith, Fear and the Muse kept Watch, p.165), following it up with a letter to Premier Molotov denouncing seven people by name for conspiring to rescue the banned film and "discredit me as the stifler of the 'brilliant work of S. Eisenstein'". Three of the "conspirators" were "prominent writers whose status afforded them a degree of protections" (pp.165-6) the other four, including V.A. Babitsky the head of the Soviet Union's biggest studio Mosfilm, were shot. Almost inevitably Shumyatsky himself fell from grace. Early in 1938 his eight years in charge of the Soviet film industry were the subject of an "excoriating assessment" in Pravda, which concluded that he himself was colluding with "saboteurs". He was arrested and executed. Somehow Eisenstein himself managed to avoid this bloodbath and effectively rehabilitated his reputation with the release of Alexander Nevsky, which won him both the Order of Lenin and the Stalin Prize. It is unusual indeed to find the signatures of Eisenstein and Shumyatsky on the same document.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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