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      1935. An original wood engraving measuring 6 7/16 by 5 7/8 inches. The print is not numbered; Christopher Buckland Wright records that a few artist's proofs were pulled from the block before it was sent to the publisher. Titled, signed, and dated by the artist, John Buckland Wright, in pencil. The wood engraving depicts a stormy, windswept winter landscape, with a bridge and a winding road in the foreground and mountains in the background. Grass and tree boughs bend in the wind, and dense clouds fill the sky. The illustration was one of four published in a calendar of the four seasons in 1935. The illustrations were commissioned by L. C. Boucher, Folemprise, The Hague. In a mat measuring 15 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches. Slightest toning to two edges of mat, else very fine.

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        Mules and Men

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1935.. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed and inscribed by Hurston to Harold W. Thompson on the front free endpaper: "To / Dr. Thompson / who plays high / trombone in God's / best band. / With admiration / Zora Neale Hurston." Wear to the corners and spine tips. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias.

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        A Book of Trout Flies: Containing A List of the Most Important American Stream Insects & Their Imitations

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1935. Limited edition, no. 10 of 25 De Luxe copies, signed by the author, illustrator, publisher, and author of the foreword. 2 vols., 8vo. Two photographic plates, and eleven by Alma W. Froderstrom of which seven are hand-colored; Vol. II contains 12 wet-flies and 18 dry-flies, tied by the author. Original three quarter green morocco (Vol. I) and half green morocco (Vol. II) by James MacDonald, panelled spines gilt, t.e.g.; Vol. II housing the flies. Cloth slipcase. Custom half morocco slipcase with cloth chemise. Wetzel p. 165; Siegel 88; Frazier J-1-D; Bruns J-16 . One of the most beautiful, sought-after, and rarest productions of The Derrydale Press

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        Dogs in the Field

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1935. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Oblong folio, pp. [unpaginated]; three-quarter raspberry cloth and terra cotta paper boards gilt; some spotting to spine; fine copy in original glassine dustwrapper (one 3 inch and 2 small edge tears to the glassine). Housed in publisher's cardboard box with the extra portfolio of six plates by Kirmse. PLUS extra inscribed etching laid in. Box has small adhesive mark lower right and minor wera to the extremities, noting a 2 inch piece of the side of the box lacking and several small tears. Inset title piece still nice. First edition. One of 685 numbered copies printed with the frontispiece drypoint etching signed by Kirmse. Illustrated with twenty-four plates in the volume and the portfolio of six plates. In addition, laid into this copy is another original drypoint etching of a Scotty dog entitled "Anybody Home?" This drypoint, measuring 8.375 x 5.875 inches from the plate impression, is inscribed by Kirmse below the plate mark: "To George and Dorothy West / our very dear friends from the artist - MK." It is also signed by her in full. A special copy of this highly desirable dog book. Siegel 91.

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        Green Hills of Africa

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1935. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1935 on the title and copyright pages. Scribner's Seal and ""A"" are present on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Light green cloth boards with gold lettering. Illustrated. One of only 10,550 copies. {ref: Hanneman A13a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, sunning on the boards and spine, book is tight and square, soft shelf wear, previous owner's name and date at the front endpaper, tight spine, light age toning, light glue residue left at the rear endpaper from a now removed newspaper clipping. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, jacket price clipped, author's photo at the rear panel, shelf wear, light chipping, darkening, light spots.

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        Life and Sport in Aiken and those who made it

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1935. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. [xi],[2],1-237 pages. 8vo., green cloth gilt; t.e.g.; small adhesive mark to front endpaper; printed dust jacket slightly dulled with a number of edge tears and a shallow chip; minor spotting to the binding mostly on spine panel and above the title on the front cover. Siegel 94. First edition. One of 950 un-numbered copies printed, the entire edition. Illustrated with color frontispiece plate and numerous plates with halftones from photographs. The book celebrates Hitchcock Woods in Aiken, South Carolina, which for years was the most important training site for polo players and steeplechase riders in America. This copy with added material, including a printed broadside announcement for the "Grand Aiken Horse Show Ball" Monday, March 23, 1931 and a signed typed note dated 1926 from famous sportswoman Louise Eustis Hitchcock of Broad Hollow Farm in Westbury, Long Island to a "Mr. Stoddart" thanking him for "the verses on the Aiken Drag." She writes: "I think they are excellent and amusing to have. I am going to have some copies made and will send one to the Countess Orlowski, who was always much interested in the Aiken verses. I was pleased to hear you had such an interesting trip with Mr. Smith [i.e., the author]. He is certainly a wonderful companion. Tom joins me in thanking you for your kind expressions of sympathy in our loss, and also in sending very kind regards to you." 'Tom' is Louise Hitchcock's husband Thomas Hitchcock Sr., a polo champion in his own right, and recognized by many as the father of American Steeplechase. Louise and Thomas were the parents of Tommy Hitchcock Jr. (whom many feel was one of the best polo players ever). All three Hitchcocks are inductees to the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame. The last chapter of the book is written as a memorial to Louise Hitchcock. A most desirable copy of this book.

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        The Coaching Club: Its History, Records and Activities

      Privately printed by Derrydale Press, 1935. Limited Edition. No. 239 of 300.. Oversized Hardback.. Corners bumped else very good condition./No dust jacket. . * * * Selling books of merit since 1988. * * * Prompt, Professional Service. Satisfaction Guaranteed. * * *

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      n.p., New York 1935 - 4 volumes. S-K 1415. First editions. (Brenni 527 and 775). This landmark catalogue of Schiff's private collection of 413 SIGNED bindings contains information that had appeared in no other sources. For the binders whose work is described, not only are the bindings illustrated, but also doublures and inner dentelles and binder's stamps and binder's tickets are shown. The period covered extends from the beginning of the 18th century to the middle of the 19th century. Schiff's books were sold at auction in 1938 with disastrous results - the times were not right for such a sale. Corners bumped and a little scuffed. square 4to., original blue cloth. viii),206; (vi),207-398; (vi),399-613 pages and a total of 336 plates; (viii),161 pages and 77 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Milwaukee Wisconsin: WPA Handicraft Project,. Very Good with no dust jacket. c1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Zoo; Wpa; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 11 pages; "At the Zoo: A Book of Block-Prints of Wild Animals Sketched at Washington Park Zoo". Title-page illustration and 11 plates of two- and three-color woodblocks, with rhyming verse at bottom of print. Mounted with original Cello tape at corners. Original pictorial tangerine cloth lettered. Each print mounted on an opening green folding mount held within the original clamshell folder. Rhymes are only visible upon opening the mount. Edges of green mount face faded lightly. Prints and rhymes generally bright and VG. A very scarce example of this WPA project. First edition. The Milwaukee Handicraft Project was developed as part of the city's response to the Great Depression. Milwaukee State Teachers' College hired their recent otherwise unemployed graduates to administer and design useful, beautiful objects that could then be mass produced by workers. The bookbinding unit became one of eleven production units in the extremely successful venture which, in the course of its eight-year existence, employed over 5,000 people. Quinn, L. Replacing Welfare with Work in the WPA: The Handicraft Project that Made Milwaukee Famous. Circa 1935. Rare, AE and ABPC locates one copy at auction in 2006 and no others. No copy located in Library of Congress. 15" X 18". .

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        LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE And Jumbo, the Circus Elephant.

      - The illustrated Pop-up edition. Pp. [20](including free endpapers), black & white frontispiece, title page vignette and text illustrations, plus 3 double page coloured pop-ups; small cr. 4to; pictorial papered boards, a trifle soiled, edges lightly rubbed; staples showing at upper hinge, one of the elephant's ears in the the first pop-up slightly creased, edges of leaves a trifle browned, occasional faint soiling; Pleasure Books, Inc., Chicago, 1935. Montanaro, p. 561. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Soviet Cinema

      Moscow.: VOKS., 1935. 312pp, adverts, illustrations, includes the transparent celluloid sheet of Stalin (with three closed tears). Original red cloth, with pictorial illustrations on the front & rear cover. Slight edge wear, but generally clean & bright copy of a rare work. Design and photomontage by Varvara Fyodorovna Stepanova and Alexander Rodchenko. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Golden Bough 12 Volumes

      Macmillian Company, New York, NY 1935 - First Publisher. Volumes are in Very Good condition. First volume of Adonis Attis Osiris has a split seam half-way along the spine, which could be easily repaired. the spine of the last volume as a 2" mark. Covers are gilt illustrated and still bright. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, labels or Bookplate. Binding is solid with no splits. Interior is crisp, bright, clean, without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. Email for list of Bibliographies sited, photos of the book or further condition details. Marginal Notes. Footnotes. Extensive Bibliography. Indecies: By volume and cummulative in last volume. "Frazer, (1854-1941) was a British anthropologist, folklorist and classical scholar best known as the author of 'The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.' this work was first published in 1890 in 12 volumes and reissued abridged in one volume in 1922. Its underlying theme is Frazer's theory of general development of modes of thought from the magical to the religious and finally, to the scientific. His distinction between magic and religion, (magic meaning an attempt to control events by technical acts based upon faulty reasoning, religion being an appeal for help to spiritual beings,) has been basically assumed in much anthropological writing since his time. [The Golden Bough is] a monumental survey of ancient man which shows that, contrary to popular thought, he was enmeshed in a nightmare of magic, taboos, and superstitions. This work describes ancient man's primitive methods of worship, sex practices, magic , strange rituals and festivals. It is a greatly respected classic." from ID, page 510. This is the complete set of the third edition, published by The MacMillan Company in 1935. Regardless of Frazer's attitudes and conclusions, the bringing together of such a voluminous and detailed account of ancient practices is simply amazing. Volumes include: The Magic Art in two volumes; Adonis Attis Osiris in two volumes; Blader the Beautiful in two volumes; Spirits of the Corn and the Wild in two volumes; Taboo and the Perils of the Soul; The Scapegoat; The Dying God; and a volume of Bibliography and general index. If you have read the abridged version of this classic, you have merely scratched the surface. A life's work by the author, and a lifetime of assimilation by the reader. Good looking set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die gegenwartige Situation in der Quantemechanik

      Berlin: Julius Springer. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the "Schrodinger's cat" thought experiment, arguably the most celebrated and influential illustration of the paradoxes of quantum theory. "In the 1930s quantum theory pioneer Erwin Schrödinger proposed his famous thought experiment, in which a cat in a closed box appears to be both alive and dead at the same time until someone observes it, as a demonstration of the philosophical paradoxes involved in quantum theory. The possibility of the experiment's actually being done could have far-reaching effects on the heated philosophical debate about the meaning of quantum theory. On the practical side, atoms held in two different superposed quantum states could serve as logic elements in quantum computers, which might be able to make use of the superpositions to carry out many calculations simultaneously" (Britannica). "This is only a thought experiment, and no cat has ever been put through such indignities. But if the Copenhagen interpretation is correct, everything remains in limbo until an intelligent observer looks into the chamber. At that point, the superposition collapses and the cat becomes either dead or alive. Until somebody looks, the situation is described in Schrodinger's own words as 'having in it the living and the dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts'. This bizarre picture encouraged some physicists to seek alternative interpretations of quantum mechanics, eventually with considerable success" (Gribbin, Q is for Quantum). In: Die Naturwissenschaften, Vol. 23, pp. 807-812, 823-828 and 844-849 [complete volume offered]. Berlin: Julius Springer, 1935. Quarto, contemporary three-quarter cloth over marbled boards; paper spine labels. A few scuffs to binding. A fine copy.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co.,, 1935. A Triumph. Large octavo. Original tan pigskin backing burgundy linen bevelled boards, title gilt to spine, burgundy top-stain, other edges uncut, in manilla dust jacket, title printed to spine in plain card slipcase. With a portrait frontispiece and numerous other plates, many in colour, 4 maps. Spine slightly tanned from contact with the jacket which is brittle and cracking at the spine, lacking a small strip below the author's name, no loss of text, upper panel near separated, slipcase browned and a little rubbed. O'Brien's Second American Edition [Limited Issue], this being number 37 of 750 copies, the American First was an edition of 1926 limited to just 22 copies with only 10 for sale at $20,000. Unusual in dust jacket and slipcase.

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        LOPE DE VEGA EN SUS CARTAS. Introducción al Epistolario de Lope de Vega Carpio, que por acuerdo de la Academia Española, publica D

      - Madrid, Tip. De Archivos, 1935-43, 4 tomos en 4º mayor, XIV+524 págs.+7 láminas, 4 h.+734 págs.+2 h.+8 láminas, XCVIII+406 págs.+2 h.+6 láminas, 2 h.+393 págs.+2 h.+5 láminas

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        Ernest Hemingway Green Hills of Africa First Edition

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Fair. Hemingway's epic non-fiction work. A journal of a month long safari in East Africa during December 1933. Hardcover. Original jacket. Scribner's A and seal on copyright page. Typical toning. Wear to extremities. PO writing on front end page. Jacket price intact. Edge wear. Chipping to head of spine. Good/Fair. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935

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        CLEARING IN THE WEST My Own Story. Signed

      Toronto: Thomas Allen, (1935), 1935 McClung, Nellie. CLEARING IN THE WEST My Own Story. Signed. Toronto: Thomas Allen Limited, (1935). First Edition of Canadian Women's Rights activist Nellie McClung's dynamic and witty first volume of autobiography neatly Inscribed by her in black fountain pen on the front free endpaper. 8vo. 378 pp. A near fine copy in beige cloth, green titles to the spine in a bright, fresh, very good or better Maude Paget designed pictorial dustwrapper showing light wear with a few small chips at the extremities. A very nice copy of an important book. $1250. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Poems for F

      Paris: Éditions du Sagittaire,, 1935. Quarto. original white wrappers printed in red and black. With the original glassine dust jacket. Spine and edges of wrappers tanned. Contents unopened. An excellent copy in the chipped glassine jacket. First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Additionally inscribed by the author on the half-title, "for Lady Ottoline Morrell, hoping that more will follow, Edouard Roditi".

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        The Box of Delights

      William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1935. Stated First Published. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. Illustrator: Judith S. Masefield. viii, 418 pp., + 4 blank; illustrated endpapers matching the dustwrapper, small line drawings at the head and foot of each chapter. Dustwrapper is not price-clipped, but has a tear at the top of the rear panel starting at the foldover crese and running for about 1", and another at the top left of the front panel running for about 2.5" . the dustwrapper is lightly foxed. Previous owner's bookplate on halftitle page, top edge of book tinted dark blue, NO foxing to the edges or the pages!!! Sun browning of the spine. please contact me if you would like digital photographs of the book and its wrapper. Size: Octavo- over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Illustrator: Judith S. Masefield. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Inventory No: 0204270. .

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        La conquête de l'irrationnel.

      Editions surréalistes 1935 - - Editions surréalistes, Paris _1935, 12x15,5cm, broché. - Edition originale sur papier courant imprimée à 1200 ex, seul tirage avec 35 Hollande. Ouvrage orné de 35 illustrations hors-texte. Agréable exemplaire. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 460 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Mediterranean and Near Eastern Embroideries from the collection of Mrs. F. H. Cook. Plates

      London: Halton and Company. Very Good; 10 x 12.5 Hardback in Very Good condition. Slight bumps to . corners. Tight and clean. Plates unmarked.. 1935. Hardcover. Illustrated by 56 color plates, 78 black and white; Plate Volume only. GWO 2341. An excellent and scarce book on the embroideries of Algeria, Morocco, Greek islands, Turkey, the Caucasus, Persia, Turkestan and India. Publishers original green buckram binding, gilt titling to spine and front covers. Embossed gilt bird on front cover.; 9.5 .

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        LA CRITICA D'ARTE Rivista bimestrale di arti figurative.

      Firenze,: Sansoni,, 1935-1950.. In-8 grande, brossura, pp. 60 circa a fascicolo Di questa importante rivista illustrata, bimestrale (poi trimestrale), offriamo "tutto il pubblicato" della prima Serie, in 36 fascicoli, dall&#39;ottobre 1935 (Anno I, n. I) al maggio 1950 (Anno IX, fascicolo XXXIII, n. 1), compreso il fascicolo di supplemento all&#146;anno IV.<br>& La rivista, diretta da Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, ebbe, fra i suoi collaboratori, noti critici e storici dell&#39;arte (Venturi, Longhi, Fiocco, Coletti, ecc,).<br>& Nel 1939 e 1940 verrà pubblicata divisa in fascicoli trimestrali e in due parti separate: la parte I per l&#39;Arte antica (orientale, greca e romana) e la parte II per l&#39;Arte medievale moderna e contemporanea. Nel 1941 e 1942 (Nuova Serie), porta il sottotitolo di "Rivista trimestrale di arti figurative per il mondo antico, diretta da R. Bianchi Bandinelli". Dal 1943 fu sospesa e riprese nel maggio 1949 (Anno VIII, III serie, fascicolo XXVII, n. 1).<br>& Cfr. Diz. Vallecchi,I, p. 362.<br>& Esemplare ben conservato.& .

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        Mistress of Mistresses

      London: Faber & Faber Limited,, 1935. A Vision of Zimiamvia. Octavo. Original blue cloth, device to upper board gilt, titles to spine gilt on a red ground, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. With decorations by Keith Henderson. Trivial partial toning to the endpapers, topstain lightly faded but a superb copy in the very slightly tanned and rubbed dust jacket with a few tiny chips. First Edition, First Impression. With the author&#39;s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Sir Henry Newbolt with my thanks for introducing me to a publisher who has dressed my book in the very dress I would have desired for it. E. R. Eddison January 1935". Laid in is a 2-page autograph letter from Eddison to Newbolt presenting this copy and relating several further details of publication. Presentation copies of Eddison&#39;s major works are scarce.

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        Scenes from the Life of Cleopatra

      William Heinemann London: William Heinemann. (1935). First. First edition. Spine a bit faded, else near fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author to Odo Cross, author and companion of author Angus Wilson: "Odo from Mary. In memory of all the lovely things we [word obscured] Anguses have done together. Seneca June 1935." Butts stayed with Cross and Wilson in the Summer of 1935, at which time, according to Butts's journal, Cross said to her: "I'm queer, but I so love you." .

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        The Badianus Manuscript (Codex Barberini, Latin 241) Vatican Library, An Aztec Herbal of 1552

      xxiv+341 pages with a facsimile of the original illustrated manuscript, figures, indexes and bibliography. Quarto (12" x 9¼") bound in brown cloth with gilt letter to spine and gilt pictorial to front cover. First edition. With Concerning the Badianus Manuscript, an Aztec Herbal, "Codex Barberini, Latin 241" (Vatican Library) by same author published by the Smithsonian Institution (1935) Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 94, number 2.The Badianus Manuscript, (Codex Barberini, Latin 241) an Aztec Herbal of 1552, was discovered at the Vatican Library in 1929 by Professor Charles U. Clark. The manuscript was bound in 16th century crimson velvet and is the earliest treatise on Mexican medicinal plants and native remedies which has ever come down to us. It is the work of two Aztec Indians, Martinus de la Cruz, a native physician who composed the work in Aztec, and another Indian, Juannes Badianus, who translated the text into Latin. The manuscript was reprinted in 1940, by the John?s Hopkins Press. ?We have always known that the Aztecs had physicians of great experience. The Spanish conquerors were very much impressed by the medical lore of the Indians and they mentioned it with much praise in all their early reports from Cortez?s letter to Charles V.? What makes this manuscript very unique is that the information that was provided by the Indians and recorded in the book was unaltered by the recorder and translator. Therefore there was no professional bias. ?This is not always the case with later writers. Already Hernandez, whose great book is a mine of information on Aztec materia medica, had the tendency to project European views into the subject. The same applies still more to such writers as Juan de Cardenas, who attempted to interpret the New World in terms of Aristotelian philosophy.? The great value and importance of this manuscript is that it shows no traces of European influence. It was written by an Indian physician in Aztec and translated by another Aztec Indian into Latin. The Badianus manuscript is an herbal. It therefore deals with the pharmacological treatment of diseases; it is not concerned with surgery. ?The Spanish were astounding colonizers. Soon after the Conquest they built hospitals and schools for the Indians. They taught them the humanities, succeeding so well that less than twenty years after Cortez had conquered the country there were Indian boys who ?spoke Latin as elegantly as Cicero.? This is evidence not only of the colonizing ability of the Spaniards but of the adaptability and intelligence of the Aztecs. The Spaniards imposed their religion upon the Aztecs but allowed them to practice their own medicine and even allowed Aztec medicine to be taught in the colleges.? ?Martinus de la Cruz was a teacher of native medicine, and Badianus, who translated it was ?Reader in Latin?, both were at the College of Santa Cruz in Tlalatilulco, one of the greatest culture centers in the early period of Spanish colonization.? The translator had no Latin equivalents for most plant names; he therefore had no other choice than to keep the original Aztec names. Moreover, since the manuscript is illustrated with pictures, which in many cases are very helpful in identifying the plants, the manuscript is a valuable source of Aztec lexicography. ?To the Aztec physician practically all members of the plant kingdom were of use medicinally. The native doctors experimented with the plants in the gardens of the Montezuma and the lords of Texcoco. Later, Francisco Hernandez endeavored experimentally (in 1651) to check the reputed uses of the plants he found in the gardens of the Convent of Huaxtepec and other hospitals. Of the hundreds of plants known to the Aztecs and referred to by Hernandez comparatively few are known botanically and from these a smaller number have found their way into our modern pharmacopoeias. ?Among the most interesting of the native Aztec remedies are the narcotics and analgesics. In bone setting, in operations, in making incisions as well as relieving painful bruises and other injuries, pain relieving remedies were applied externally or combined in potions to be taken internally. The Aztecs referred to various species by specific native names, tlapatl (Datura stramonium); toloatzin (Datura innoxia) and nexehuac (Datura ceratocaula).? Picietl (tobacco) was used in potions as a depressant and externally in lotions as a counterirritant and disinfectant. The juice of cocoxihuitl (Baccconia arborea S.) was applied externally as an analgesic to relieve pain locally. ?The emollients used by the Aztecs consisted largely of balsams and resins several of which are still employed today. The oils of these substances serve as antiseptics and since they are also of mildly irritant nature are believed to stimulate repair of wounds and ulcerated areas.? ?The balsam of the tree known as hoitziloxitl (Toluifera pereirae (Klotzsch) Baill.), if obtained from the trunk, is of dark reddish brown color and whitish if extracted from the leaves. Since the balsam are referred to as incense in the Badianus manuscript it is possible that the red and white varieties may have been obtained from this tree. In the Badianus manuscript white incense was applied to the temple in the treatment of the eye and as a salve for water blisters. White incense was also used with the extract of xachiocotzotl (Liquidambar styraciflua L.) to relieve toothache and injured feet. In addition a variety of incense was used externally to relieve roughness of the skin, to anoint the body of one struck by lightning and to reduce swelling.? ?The juices of the nopal (nochtli) as well as the juices of the texiyotl (Sedum dendroideum) were used as emollients to reduce swelling. The juice of the Begonia balmisiana is used with other remedies in the cure for dandruff and in a postoperative treatment for the eye. The use of the Agave and the oil of the fig (Ficus) were also frequently employed in treatment of wounds.? Astringent solutions from various plants were of common usage both as lotions for the skin and douches for various ailments. A number of the plants used apparently as astringents have been identified, but the majority are known only by their Aztec names. In the Badianus manuscript there is a reference to a Commelina called Matalxochitl (blue flower) and is used in a lotion for the face, and another species of Commelina (Cacamatlalin) was used as a treatment for constipation.? ?A kind of skin disease was treated by irritating the skin with the juice of certain species of Metopium. Purgative remedies known to the Aztecs, as tlanoquiloni consisted principally of the extracts of roots, and seeds- of which a few have been identified botanically. Some of these have been extensively used and are still in use today. The best known of these roots and one which was quickly introduced to Europe by the early traders of Mexican commodities was the Michoacan root. Monardes has given a detailed account of this root, its use as a purgative, and its extensive importation to Europe. According to his account it was referred to as the ?Ruibarbe of Mechoacan? and was brought ?from a countrie that is beyond the greate Citie of Mexico, more than fortie leages, that is called Mechoacan.?? ?Only one emetic herb extract obtained from the root of tlatlacotic is referred to in the Badianus manuscript. The use of this emetic extract serves several functions: to force open the jaw when a swollen condition of the cheeks and throat made the action voluntarily impossible; to relieve painful oppression of the chest; in the treatment of epilepsy; and for mental stupor. In addition a sort of bitter water was given to produce vomiting in the treatment of certain helminthic afflictions. ?One of the earliest tonics and stimulants to be introduced into Europe in the sixteenth century was the extract of Guaiacum sanctum L. known to the Indians as Hoaxacan. Monardes refers to its use for the ?poxe,? ?dropsy?, for the shortness of breath, for the falling sickness, and for other aliments of widely diverse nature.? Among the inorganic constituents of the medical remedies of the Aztecs there existed a wide range of stones, crystals, earth pigments, soils of various kinds and minerals. Many of these were believed to have magical as well as therapeutic value, and a number were taken to Europe and became incorporated into the pharmacopoeias of the sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ?In the Badianus manuscript the emerald was used in a plaster for a fractured head, in a potion to cure heat of the heart; in a lotion for gout; in a potion for fever; in a potion for the eyes. Crystals were used in the Badianus manuscript in the application for fractures and in various potions. A purple crystal was used in a potion for sore eyes while a purple amethyst by the Aztec name of tlapaltehuitatl was noted that it was used to strengthen the kidney and liver. A red crystal was also used in the treatment of sore eyes and crushed in a potion for the treatment of those afflicted by a ?whirlwind?. Another crystalline white stone also used medicinally is the yztacquetzalitztli which was crushed and used for pain in teeth.?Condition:Previous owner's name on front end paper and book plate to half title. Library stamp to title else a better than very good copy.

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        Scientific American Magazine, Volume 152, Number 3, March 1935 - Albert Einstein Cover

      USA: Munn & Company. Paperback. Pages 113-168. Features: Wonderful cover photo of Albert Einstein at blackboard proving the principle of Equivalence; Exploring Prehistoric Georgia; Radio Facsimile (early fax machine development) - article with great photos; Building the World&#39;s Deepest-Water Bridge - connecting San Francisco and Oakland; Preserving rose bushes with paraffin for shipping; Nova Herculis recently discovered; Amazing growth in the packaging industry; Sundials and their construction - part IX - the principle and construction of the armillary sphere; The Oddest Thing About the Jews - Why Jews have some diseases more and others less than Gentiles - they often are first-class insurance risks; Stout "Scarab" auto photos and write-up; Photo of Einstein with Leo J. Scanlon; Tiny race cars - a developing sport; Astounding facts about American homes and sanitary conditions; Creative photo enlargement; Rapidly growing hybrid poplars; Frederick H. Ecker on progress in this age of science; Photo of harvesting American-grown rubber in California - Guayule; and more. Above-average external wear and soiling. Openings at each end of coverfold. Chip from lower corner of back cover. An uncommon Einstein collectible. Please note that large faint text appearing on image is not on magazine. . Fair. 1935. First Edition.

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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. A matching set (both volumes number 574) and each volume signed by Alice [Liddell] Hargreaves, the author&#39;s inspiration for the Alice stories, lacking the slipcases. Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland is Near Fine with bright gilt and leather in great condition. Signed by Frederic Ward, in addition to Alice Hargreaves. Through the Looking Glass in Very Good condition with chipping to leather at top of spine, along spine edges and wear at corners. Both volumes with previous owner&#39;s signature to the front paste-down and some toning to paste-downs and end pages due to publisher&#39;s glue. Both volumes complete and internal contents are bright and attractive. Alice Hargreaves refused to sign other editions of the Alice in Wonderland books until these two Limited Editions Club books, shortly before her death. Each copy one of 1500, although fewer than the full 1500 were reportedly signed by Alice. Quite scarce to find a signed matching set of one of the all-time great works of children&#39;s fiction. Both books housed in an attractive modern slipcase. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good+.

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      1935. Very Good. [WOODBLOCK PRINT] YOSHIDA Hiroshi. "YAMANAKA LAKE". Image size: oblong 60.5 X 45.7 cm. Color woodblock print by Hiroshi Yoshida, Sho^wa 4 [1929]. Pencil-signed "Hiroshi Yoshida" in the lower right hand margin and hand- titled by him in the lower left-hand margin. A lovely large print depicting Mount Fuji reflected in the waters of the lake (see the illustration). The printing and colors are very good.

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        Inside the Medium&#39;s Cabinet

      New York: David Kemp and Company,, 1935. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. 14 plates. Lower corner bumped. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a few small chips and fraying at the ends of the tanned spine panel. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To my friend Dr. Geo. M. MacRae with best wishes, Dunninger". Joseph Dunninger was one of the most famous mentalists of the twentieth century, a friend of Houdini and pioneer of performing magic on television. This volume is his exposé of spiritualism, describing it as "trickery and fraud" and analysing in detail how all the medium&#39;s illusions are performed.

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        The Gold Hesperidee

      Cortland: The Bibliophile Press, 1935 First edition, first issue of Frost&#39;s poem, "The Gold Hesperidee". One of 500 copies, of which 37 copies were reportedly recalled. The Earle J. Bernheimer copy; friend and noted Frost collector. Presentation copy to Frost&#39;s friend and noted collector, Earle J. Bernheimer. Signed and inscribed by Frost to Bernheimer in 1936 with the first stanza of "The Gold Hesperidee" transcribed in Frost&#39;s hand. Additionaly inscribed with asterisk, "* Said without authority: I/ never tell anyone which are my/ favorites. R. F." Frost refers to the line in the introduction stating: " This poem, one of Mr. Frost&#39;s most amusing and whimsical, and of his own favorites." Frost also makes a hand-correction on page 8 changing "upon" to "on". The poem first appeared in the magazine, "Farm and Fireside" in 1921 and never collected in Frost&#39;s published books. Publisher&#39;s original printed wrappers with silk tie. A very fine copy, housed in a custom case with folding chemise.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        The Cruise of the Condor A Biggles Story [2]

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London 1935 [First Edition 1933]. London 1935. Hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original steel blue cloth covers, gilt lettering and sundial to the spine, gilt lettering to the upper panel, top edge blue. Thick 8vo 7½&#39;&#39; x 5¼&#39;&#39; 256, 38 [pp] illustrated catalogue dated Autumn 1935. Colour frontispiece and four monochrome illustrations throughout. Small name and address verso to the front free end paper, without any foxing, binding square and tight. VG condition book in near Fine condition professionally restored dust wrapper, particularly to foot of lower panel and across spine tips, slight wear to fold of inner front flap, not price clipped 3s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        BABA YAGA

      1935. Paperback. 1. (PARAIN, NATHALIE)illus. BABA YAGA edited by N.A. Teffi. Paris: YMCA Press 1932. Folio (11 1/4 x 12 3/4"), pictorial wraps, slightest of cover soil else near fine. 1st edition of this stunning picture book, published simultaneiously with the French Pere Castor version (published in America in 1935). Featuring striking and stylized Art Deco color lithographs by Parain to acompany the Russian folk tale about a clever cat and a little girl. A beautiful copy, quite uncommon in the Russian language version.

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      1935. Very Good. HULL, Richard, (pseud. of Richard Henry Sampson). THE MURDER OF MY AUNT. New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1935. First American edition. [iv],241 pp. Octavo, black cloth, title printed in red to spine, top-edge stained red. Small bookseller&#39;s label to ffep. The book is slightly askew, and the endpapers have faint foxing, but still a very good plus copy. In the scarce dust-jacket which is edgeworn, having a few small chips and closed tears, and is lightly dust-soiled overall. The author&#39;s first book, which earned immediate, widespread and lasting praise; it is a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1935. A Triumph. Quarto. Publisher&#39;s tan quarter pigskin on sand buckram boards, title gilt to spine, crossed swords device gilt to upper board, Cockerell marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others uncut. With a portrait frontispiece and 53 plates, many of them in colour, and 4 folding maps. An extremely well-preserved copy, the spine showing none of the flaking often encountered, cloth unspotted, the joints and hinges entirely sound, very good indeed. One of the limited edition of 750 numbered copies, this number 530.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom; a triumph

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First British trade edition. Full Leather. Fine condition. Beautifully rebound in full tan moroccoby the Cottage Bindery of Bath, England. Front and back cover ruled in black and gilt. Portrait of Lawrence on front cover. Five raised bands on the spine and titled in gilt with additional rules and tooling in black and gilt. Inner dentelles stamped in blind. Marbled endpapers. Top enge gilt.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom

      Cape, 1935. 1st edition. Hardcover. First trade printing. Brown buckram cloth with Eric Kennington&#39;s famous gilt crossed scimitars on the front board, gilt spine lettering. Apart from some light spotting on the endpapers and on the plain reverse of some of the illustrations, the rough-cut pages are mercifully free from the foxing which often mars this title. All maps and plates present. Some vertical creases on one leaf. Illustrations throughout by Kennington, Augustus John, William Nicholson, among others. The distinctive buff dustwrapper is not price-clipped, has had some minor pieces of conservation, is very slightly rubbed as is common, and now looks very well indeed. In sum, a near fine example of the author&#39;s classic work.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom A Triumph

      London, UK: Jonathan Cape Ltd., 1935. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size=7.75"x10. 54 Illustrations & 4 Maps. (full book description) Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, UK, 1935. 1st Ed.(Trade) VG/Good-, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=7.75"x10", 672pgs(Index). 54 Illustrations & 4 Maps. 3/8" DJ chip foot of spine, DJ nicked top & bottom edges, DJ slightly browned (a little darker on spine), 1/8" cloth tear (2) fore-edges, 2 uncancelled Silver Jubilee, 3 halfpence stamps on Title Page,bookplate inside front book cover, o.w. clean, birght & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. Price unclipped. Uncut page ends. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Taps at Reveille

      New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1935.. First edition, first state, with pages 349-52 uncancelled and with &#147;catch it&#148; reading on page 351. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Isabel Owens Hoping we&#39;ll both be able to look back to this winter as a bleak exception, in a business way from F. Scott ("Old Scrooge") Fitzgerald". Isabel Owens worked full-time as Fitzgerald&#39;s Baltimore secretary from 1932-36. She continued part-time in this role until his death in 1940. In addition to her secretarial duties, Owens acted as a foster mother to the Fitzgeralds&#39; daughter Scottie and companion to Zelda. A bright near fine copy with the spine gilt bright in a very good dust jacket with some professional restoration. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A splendid association copy.

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        Murder in the Cathedral

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1935. Octavo. Original purple cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Minor scuff and small bump to upper board. An excellent copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with some nicks and short splits and toned spine panel. First complete edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Eleanor Hinckley, from T. S. Eliot,". Hinckley was Eliot&#39;s cousin and a frequent correspondent. Loosely inserted into this copy are the programme for the play&#39;s first performance at the Canterbury festival of Music & Drama in April 1935, as well as two photographs from a separate performance (in the late 1930s or very early 1940s) showing the marquee of the Shubert Theatre advertising the play. This printing was preceded by an abbreviated acting edition for sale at performances of the play in Canterbury Cathedral.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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