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        TORTILLA FLAT. Signed

      New York: Covici-Freide, 1935 Presentation Copy. 8vo., 317pp., first edition, 6th printing, November 1935 [The 1st, May, 1935]. Nicely inscribed in blue-black fountain pen on the front free endpaper: "For Gary Smith / Again thank you / Sincerely / John Steinbeck / Los Gatos Calif. / Oct 14, 1949" A near fine copy, bookplate glue remains on the front pastedown hidden by dust jacket flap. Dust jacket illustrated by Ruth Gannett neatly price-clipped and in very good or better condition showing modest use. A very nice copy of his 4th novel, his first best seller. Highly uncommon inscribed.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Tarzan and the Leopard Men. Tarzana/Kalifornien, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., (1935). 332 S., 1 Bl., 1 w. Bl. m. 4 Abb. a. Taf. v. J. Allen St. John. Rotgepr. blaue OLwd. (Rücken leicht gebräunt, Kap. u. Ecken minimal berieben) m. rotem Kopfschnitt u. farb. illustr. OU. (m. Schutzfolie).

      Zeuschner 618; Bleiler (1978), S. 36; Reginald 02323; Heins LeM-1.- Erste Ausgabe .- Gute Ausgabe mit ungewöhnlich gut erhaltenem Schutzumschlag im Vierfarbendruck nach einer Zeichnung von J. Allen St. John.- Frühe Signatur auf dem vorderen Vorsatz (1936), Umschlag mit kleinem hinterlegtem Einriss (2,8 cm). && Tarzan and the Leopard Men. Tarzana/California, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., (1935). Octavo, pp. (1-4) 5-6 (7-8) 9-332 (333: ads) (334-336: blank). With four inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St.John. Original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red, top edge stained red.- First Edition .- Hint of rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, neat early owner's name and date at top edge of front free endpaper. A near fine, bright copy in near fine first state (laminated) four-color pictorial dust jacket (wraparound illustration reproducing a painting by J. Allen St.John) with 28mm closed tear at top rear spine fold. A very attractive example of a jacket rarely encountered in superior condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        (Arnstadt 1893 - 1980 Schretstaken). Der Invalide. Federzeichnung auf Papier. Um 1935. 27 x 37 cm, Blattgr. 35 x 45 cm. Unten bez. 'Zu: It is a long way to Tipperary' und monogr. 'W'.

      Arp, S. 81; vgl. Dorsch, 1228.- Verwundeter des 1. Weltkrieges aus der Folge 'Britische Bilder' von 1939/40.

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        LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND JUMBO THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT

      1935. 1. POP-UP. (BLUE RIBBON / PLEASURE BOOKS) LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND JUMBO THE CIRCUS ELEPHANT by Harold Gray. Chicago: Pleasure Books (1935). Square 4to, pictorial boards, covers lightly soiled else near Fine. Featuring 3 marvelous double page color pop-ups and many b&w's in-text.

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        Palestine Exploration Fund

      1935, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce collection of the Palestinian Exploration Fund Quarterly Statement spanning the years 1869 to 1935 with maps, diagrams, plans, tables, illustrations and photographs to some volumes, many of which fold out and some maps and planswith colour. Some volumes have further publications surveying particular places in further detailby Gottlieb Schumacher. Volumes includenotes, the annual general meeting, statements of progress andnarrativeproceedings of the fund, lists of subscriptions and donations, lectures and articles of interest. In thirty-two volumes. Twenty-five of the volumes are handsomely bound, nine of which were reprinted in 1968-69 with the permission of the Palestine Exploration Fund withreplica paper wraps boundin, the other volumes have originalpaper wraps bound in. Volumes not present from between the years 1869 to 1935 are:1876-76, April 1877, 1880-1887, 1891, 1893-95, 1901-2, 1907, 1916-1919, 1925-28 and1931-32. 1869-70 volume has Supplement: The Warren Reports I-XLVII 1867-1870 to rear. There are two volumes from 1888; one of which is The Jaulan as surveyed by G. Schumacher with a fold out coloured map to front. The Jaulan orGolan Heightsforms a rocky plateau in the Anti-Lebanon mountains that overlooks southern Syria. 1889 volume has a survey on Abila of the Decapolis by Gottlieb Schumacher to rear. Abila of the Decapolis or Abilawas an ancient city, near the Hieromax river in the Decapolis; the site is occupied by two tells and the village of Hartha. Four of the volumes are in original illustratedpaper wraps for January, July, and October 1877 and April 1887. Three volumes comprise theIndex to Quarterly Statement dated1869-1892, 1893-1910 and 1911-1963. The indexes include index to authors etc. , list of illustrations and a general index. The Palestine Exploration Fund is a British society founded in 1865,and still functioning today. Its initial object was to carry out surveys of the topography and ethnography of Ottoman Palestinewith a remit that fell somewhere between an expeditionary survey and military intelligence gathering. The beginnings of the Palestine Exploration Fund are rooted in a literary society founded by British Consul James Finn and his wife Elizabeth. On 22 June 1865, a group of Biblical archaeologists and clergymen financed the fund, with an initial fund of only 300. The most notable of the founders were Arthur P. Stanley, the Dean of Westminster, and George Grove, who later founded the Royal College of Music and was responsible for Grove's Dictionary of Music. Its founders established the Fund for the purpose of investigating the Archaeology, Geography, manners, customs and culture, Geology and Natural History of the Holy Land. The Palestine Exploration Fund conducted many early excavations of biblical and post biblical sites around the Levant, as well as studies involving natural history, anthropology, history and geography. They were also involved in the foundation of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem in 1919. Condition: Handsomely bound in a half calf with marbled paper covered boards some with original paper wraps bound in. Four volumes in original illustrated paper wraps. Two indexesin full calf and one in cloth. Externally, generally in a lovely condition with only minor shelfwear and the odd slight mark, with slight wear and one backstrip lifting slightly to one paper wrap. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughoutbut with the occasional mark, slight tidemarks to endpapers to 1896, 1900 and 1910-11 volume and the odd spot to paper wraps and some surrounding pages, some volumes have slight age-toning to text block edge. With the odd spot to wraps and text block edge to January 1877 volume in paper wraps. With the very occasional slight closed tears, mostlyto fold-outpages, occasional slight chipping, mostly to paper wraps bound in, on occasion very slightly affecting text, chippingmore pronounced to one section of 1899 volume and with sections.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        LA LAUDA E I PRIMORDI DELLA MELODIA ITALIANA.

      In-4, 2 voll., mz. pergam. edit. con ang. (una cerniera interna con spacco), conserv. bross. orig., pp. XX,483,(3); VII,429,(3); con 4 tavv. f.t. che riproducono a colori o in tinta l'inizio di una lauda con la miniatura; molti facsimili nel testo, tutti in tinta. Questo erudito lavoro tratta le origini e le forme primitive della melodia italiana. ?Il lettore troverà trascritte in notazione moderna e con a fronte la riproduzione delle pagine musicali del codice, tutte le melodie del "Laudario 91" di Cortona (secolo XIII) corredate di osservazioni e seguite dai rispettivi testi poetici per esteso. Nel II vol. - (presentati nella medesima forma) le intonazioni e i testi del "Laudario Magliabecchiano II.I.122" della Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (primi decenni del XIV secolo), eccettuate le sequenze latine raccolte nelle ultime carte del manoscritto". Importante edizione in tirat. di 500 esempl. numer. Il ns., 317, è in ottimo stato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Lima

      Baedecker, 1935. Blue soft covers with gilt stamping. 106 pages with many illustrations. Very good condition. Text in English and Spanish.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Calendula Horticultural Books]
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        Richard Allen: Apostle of Freedom

      Associated Publishers Washington DC: Associated Publishers. (1935). First. First edition. 300pp., frontispiece. Very slightly rubbed, easily fine, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Nicely Signed by Wesley with a sentiment. Biography of Allen (1760-1831), a former slave who founded the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, the first church of that distinct religious denomination, and was co-founder of the Philadelphia Free African Society. Wesley, an important historian, was a dean at Howard University and later the first President of Ohio's Wilberforce State College (now known as Central State College). Very scarce signed by Wesley. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Golden Bough

      Macmillan, 1935. Very good, shallow wrinkle in binding, rear cover and dent in lower edge front of volume II of The Magic Art, top corner front of Sprirts Of The Corn bumped and wrinkled. Hardback, 8vo, complete twelve volume set, approximately 400 pp per volume, pictorial cloth, gilt front cover and spine a study in magic and religion; third edition, published by The Macmillan Company, New York and printed in Edinburgh by R & R Clark; The Magic Art (two volumes); Adonis, Attis, Osiris (two volumes); Spirits Of The Corn And Of The Wild (two volumes); The Sc

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
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        POE'S TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION

      George G. Harrap. London.,1935. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. 4to. Colour frontis and eleven full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard. 17 full page mono plates and 11 smaller line drawings throughout the text. A fine copy in a beautiful early leather binding by Bayntun Riviere. Half burgundy morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments fully gilt decorated and lettered. Burgundy cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Neat previous owners name, dated 1940, on endpaper. Top edge gilt. Original publishers decorated cloth front board and spine are bound in. A little foxing to a few pages at the start and end of the book but overall a bright clean copy in a highly attractive early Bayntun Riviere binding.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Roßhalde. Roman

      Zürich, Gutenberg o. J. [ca. 1935].. 8°. 275 S. OLn. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Mit eh. Signatur Hermann Hesses am Vortit., dat. August 1936.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Young Cowboy

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1935, 1st edition with Scribner's A. () 72 pp.. Very good, no dust jacket. Oblong Octavo in original blue patterned cloth with yellow illustrated label on front, 5 colour plates (including frontispiece) and B&W illustrations (some full-paged) in text from drawings by author. Label on front board. original boards somewhat soiled. A little marginal foxing to the title page otherwise text block quite clean. Old minor crease to title page, not very noticeable. A very presentable copy of this very scarce Will James title..

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        Marcus Agrippa A Biography

      W. F. Humphrey Press: Geneva, N.Y.. Hardcover. Minor discolor bottom front cover, pin hole front cover, head and heal of spine little nicked, else very good no dust jacket. Inscribed presentation copy signed by Meyer Reinhold in 1935. Rare. Rome. Ancient History. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good. 1933.

      [Bookseller: Robinson Street Books]
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        Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited Edition. Full Leather. SIGNED by "The Original Alice," Alice Hargreaves, at the colophon. Copy number 1478 of 1500, Printed by William Edwin Rudge, Mount Vernon, New York. Encased in red cloth covered slipcase in Fine condition, spine of slipcase printed with reproduction of the spine of the volume. Best copy we've seen. First Limited Editions Club Edition. 211 pp. Full leather boards with gold embossed border to cover boards, gold embossed titling and Tenniel illustrations to spine. Spine crisp, no sunning as is usually the case with this edition. Barely a whisper of wear at the head and foot of spine, text block edges gilded. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery]
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        Ulysses. Circé

      New York: Limited Editions Club,, 1935. Sheet size: 41.3 x 31.5 cm. Plate size: 28.0 x 21.7 cm. Soft ground etching on Arches paper. Excellent condition. Float mounted in a dark brown wooden frame. Edition of 150 and 10 artist's proofs. Signed in pencil lower right by Matisse, numbered lower left. One of six images used by Matisse to illustrate James Joyce's Ulysses. This print was issued separately with much larger margins from the impression in the book. Each image in the book was not signed.

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        ULYSSES

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. ONE OF 1,500 COPIES, OURS ONE OF 250 SIGNED BY BOTH JOYCE AND MATISSE (this is copy #1,179). 305 x 241 mm (12 x 9 1/2"). xv, [iii], 363, [3] pp. Introduction by Stuart Gilbert. Publisher's original brown buckram, embossed in gilt and titled on front cover and on flat spine, the decorations from a design by LeRoy H. Appleton. Housed in a superb modern morocco folding box, modelled and onlaid to replicate Appleton's design on the upper cover in blue, tan, and beige morocco. (Without the original cardboard slipcase.) WITH 26 ILLUSTRATIONS BY HENRI MATISSE, depicting the Calypso, Aeolus, Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe, and Ithaca episodes from Homer's "Odyssey." Slocum & Cahoon A-22; Quarto-Millenary 71; "The Artist and the Book" 197. AN IMMACULATE COPY. This is a remarkably well-preserved copy of the only book illustrated by Matisse to be published in America, and one of the great collaborations of artist and author in the annals of 20th century private press publication. In the opinion of art publisher Monroe Wheeler, "it was a great idea to bring [Joyce and Matisse] together" since they were "celebrities of the same generation, of similar virtuosity." Newman says that this work and the Limited Editions Club "Lysistrata" "stand as landmarks in the history of the illustrated book," and the "Ulysses" is almost certainly the most famous work among LEC publications designed by George Macy. Matisse's illustrations are curious in that they were based not on "Ulysses," a work the artist had not read when he was asked to make etchings for the text, but on Homer's "Odyssey," from which Joyce's book obviously derives. "Following Matisse's wishes, the preparatory studies were grouped in front of each corresponding print, allowing the viewer to see the progression from sketch to finished composition." (Grolier Club Exhibition) Joyce was furious when he learned that Matisse had chosen to illustrate scenes from Homer's "Odyssey," rather than from Joyce's novel, with which he remained unfamiliar. As a consequence, he stopped signing the present Limited Editions Club printing in a fit of pique, after affixing his signature to 250 copies (whereas Matisse signed them all). Although the LEC edition of "Ulysses" is far from a rare book in the marketplace, it is becoming more difficult to find in very fine condition (as here). Our copy has the bonus of a remarkable case created by John and Jack Papuchyan of H & H Bindery in Glendale, CA. The brothers learned the craft from their grandfather (who studied in France in the first half of the 20th century), then worked for the bindery at Heritage Bookshop in Los Angeles before starting their own business in 1994. Their boxes are always handsome and well crafted, but the present extraordinary sculpted case is exceptional.

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        ULYSSES ... WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STUART GILBERT AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY HENRI MATISSE

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935.. Quarto. Cloth, decorated in gilt and blind. Illustrated with six original etchings, accompanied by reproductions of the preliminary sketches. Trace of slight darkening along endsheet gutters, otherwise a fine, bright copy, without foxing to the etchings, in somewhat darkened slipcase with bruises at tips and cracks at joints of top panel. Modern half morocco and cloth folding clamshell case. First American printing of the corrected Odyssey Press text. From an edition of 1500 numbered copies, signed by Matisse, this is one of only 250 copies signed as well by Joyce. A textually significant edition, whatever the shortcomings of its design (by George Macy) and the inappropriateness of the illustrations (Matisse illustrated Homer rather than Joyce, a factor allegedly contributing to Joyce's reluctance to sign the entire edition). "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. The preparatory drawings reproduced with the soft-ground etchings (Matisse's only use of this medium) record the evolution of the figures from vigorous sketches to closely knit, if less spontaneous, compositions" - Artist & The Book. SLOCUM & CAHOON A22. ARTIST & THE BOOK 197.

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        Ulysses

      New York: The Limited Editions Club,, 1935. With an Introduction by Stuart Gilbert and Illustrations by Henri Matisse. Quarto. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board gilt, red speckled top-stain. With the publisher's card slipcase. 21 monochrome illustrations on a variety of coloured paper of different sizes. Endpapers partially tanned, front hinge a little weak, and spine ever so slightly dulled. Still an excellent copy. First Matisse edition. One of a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies (no. 693) signed by Matisse on the limitation leaf. Includes etchings depicting the Calypso, Aeolus, Cyclops, Nausicaa, Circe and Ithaca episodes. With an introduction by Stuart Gilbert, who at Joyce's request edited the Odyssey Press edition of this novel, generally considered the most authoritative text of the book. Designed by George Macy, this is the twelfth and final title in the sixth series of the Limited Editions Club books. After much prodding, Macy induced Henri Matisse to produce a series of original illustrations for this new edition of Ulysses. "These plates," Matisse wrote, "are the product of my mind as I rested it in contemplation of Mr Joyce's work". He further stated that they were among his most successful works in the graphic arts. They constitute the only American publication of Matisse's illustrations.

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        MANUAL OF ZEN BUDDHISM. Signed

      Kyoto & London: The Eastern Buddhist Society., 1935 Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro. MANUAL OF ZEN BUDDHISM. Signed. Kyoto & London: The Eastern Buddhist Society., 1935. First English Edition. 8vo. Neatly signed in black fountain pen by the esteemed scholar D.T. Suzuki on the half title page. Gilt embossed letters on blue cloth boards with embossed rectangular borders [one corner gently bumped]. A fine copy in like original tan parchment printed dustwrapper [minor archival restoration at the spine crown]. [lacking the plain stapled cardboard slipcase]. Includes frontispiece in addition to 15 photo plates & tissue dividers, 24 drawings of Buddha & Buddhist deities & the 10 Oxherding pictures plus Index. An extremely nice copy. Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki - [October 18, 1870 - July 22, 1966] leading Japanese author of books & essays on Buddhism, Zen & Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin [and Far Eastern philosophy in general] to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, & Sanskrit literature.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        2-page letter typed letter signed on German rearmament

      London, , 1935. 2 pages, octavo, first sheet embossed with Rothermere's Stratton House address, autograph salutation and subscription, two inked corrections. Slight creases from mailing folds, slight rust-mark to the top of left of the first sheet from a paper-clip, as also staple punctures, and a single hole punched for tagging, very good. Dated 19th May 1935 and addressed to Mr. [William] Ormsby Gore, Commissioner of Works and member of the Ministerial Committee on Defence Requirements, the letter sets out at length Rothermere's - rather extreme - estimation of the rate of rearmament and preparedness of the Luftwaffe. In April of '35 Ormsby-Gore was named as one of a three-man sub-committee to look into measures that could be taken to improve the British response. Rothermere hopes that Ormsby-Gore is "not one of those Ministers who think that Germany may have only two or three thousand effective aeroplanes," claiming that they have "over ten thousand completely modern, high-speed, standardised planes," and that his "information is that they are now manufacturing between four hundred and eight hundred planes weekly." These sorts of figures were a bone of contention between Rothermere and Churchill, in other respects at one on the issue of German rearmament despite their differing stances on Hitler. Churchill wrote to Rothermere that by continuing "to quote figures about the air which are so fantastic that they simply deprive you of the enormous credit which otherwise would have been due to your foresight and vigilance." (Gilbert, V, p.640) An interesting insight into the dynamics of the debate, identified by Churchill as key to the future of Britain and Europe both.

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        Original painting: "Sailor's Farewell," together with autograph book

      1935. Measuring 13 by 9 1/4 inches, this watercolor bears Kent's signature along with the inscription, "to his friend Charly Mortensen, 1935." Mortensen was the telegraph operator aboard the Hans Egede, the ship on which Kent made two of his three celebrated voyages to Igdlorssuit, Greenland, where he would live off and on between 1929 and 1935. His life and work among the native Greenlanders during these years resulted in two of his greatest books: Greenland Journal and Salamina. The present painting, a moving, somber work executed in the artist's typically realistic style, depicts a European sailor, presumably preparing to depart Greenland for home, comforting a native Greenlander who is weeping into her hands at the prospect of their parting. The watercolor is accompanied by Mortensen's autograph book, which contains numerous drawings and inscriptions by friends and Hans Egede passengers, including two drawings by Kent, both signed. One drawing, a charming, informal pen and ink scene of the Hans Egede en route from New York to Greenland under a starry sky, bears an inscription by Kent thanking Mortensen for being a "considerate and obliging friend." The other item, a landscape, appears to use a combination of pen and ink and watercolor, and is inscribed by Kent, "This is a genuine drawing by me -- only drawn all over again and much improved by Mortensen (fair wireless operator, better artist, and best of fellows). Sworn to this day, July 3rd 1935, by Rockwell Kent ... so help me God!" Mortensen's replicated drawing does not appear in the book, although another of his drawings does: a depiction of a native Greenlander, signed "CM after RK," apparently meaning the piece was executed by Mortensen in the style of Kent. Of further interest is a drawing contributed by Kent's teenaged son, Gordon, who accompanied his father on one of the Greenland excursions. Bound in full red leather, which shows some cracking and general wear, the book is a unique item that offers an intimate glimpse into a key period in the life of one of the most important illustrators of the twentieth century. Laid in are seven black and white photographs, including one of the Hans Egede docked at Igdlorssuit, where it has been met by native Greenlanders in sleds and canoes.

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        ARCHIVE OF 34 LETTERS AND NOTES WRITTEN BY BURROUGHS TO HIS DAUGHTER JOAN BURROUGHS PIERCE, COMPRISING 13 ALsS; 19 TLsS AND 2 ANsS, COVERING A 12-YEAR PERIOD (1927-1939). Plus 16 black and white photographs (3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches) of Hawaii taken by ERB, with his typewritten captions on versos

      The correspondence is in very good to fine condition. A detailed. calendar is available upon request. (#111985). This period covered several important personal events in ERB's life: the marriage of his daughter (pronounced "Jo-Ann") to actor James Pierce and her career as an actress (most notably as Jane in the radio version of Tarzan); the birth of their children; ERB's divorce from his first wife Emma, who had become an alcoholic, and his remarriage to the much younger, high-living Florence in 1935, causing much strife between ERB and his children. Along the way are letters and cards from ERB on his travels in Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, the Caribbean and Hawaii. Joan and her family lived during this period in Van Nuys, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Bel-Air, Canoga Park, Girard and Studio City, reflecting their rising and falling fortunes in show business. "Burroughs was probably the most widely- read American author of the first half of the twentieth century, and the character he created in 1912, an English nobleman turned feral, did much to establish the archetype for all the supermen and superheroes who have thronged popular culture since then. His handwriting mirrors his writing style: all forward movement with very little horizontal development. A native of Chicago -- like so many other giants of American pop culture (including, more recently, Walt Disney and Ray Kroc) -- Burroughs moved to Los Angeles when he saw that much of his work involving Tarzan (as well as his Martian, Venusian and subterranean Earth heroes) would be connected with the burgeoning film industry. He settled in the San Fernando Valley in a section later renamed Tarzana in his honor. His legacy to popular culture has been felt not only in America but around the world, and remains vital today. Despite that immense popularity, the author of these letters comes across as a very down-to-earth man, modest sometimes to the point of self-loathing. His income, though large, barely kept up with his fashionable life-style; and the failure of his two marriages further strained his finances as well as relations with his children. Almost all of the longer, handwritten letters in this group precede his 1934 divorce from his first wife, Emma. The man who nourished the wish-fulfillment fantasies of millions confesses in one letter that his 'whole life has been a bitter one, filled with shattered ideals and disillusionment.' Joan was one of three children from the marriage with Emma, and his only daughter. That she (like her brothers) remained in the same business as her father, and, in fact, helped him turn Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. into a family business, testifies to the closeness of the family, an accomplishment not all that common in families of the great and the famous." - Robert Eldridge.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1935. Two pages from Eliot to literary critic F.O. Matthiessen ("Matty"), written "to put in a good word for the boy," Alfred Satterthwaite, at the behest of Satterthwaite's step-father, John Cournos. Satterthwaite was applying "for a scholarship on some foundation in which you [Matthiessen] are in a position of authority." Eliot puts in what good words he can ("although my knowledge of him is very meagre") and then switches subjects to Matthiessen's book, which, although unnamed, would have been The Achievement of T.S. Eliot: "Your book seems to have been earning commendations here, except from the critics in whose eyes the subject matter is enough to damn it. It is impossible for me to regard such a book objectively. All I can say is that I hope that much of what you say is true. By the way, that is a good point about Rose La Touche. Was that pure inspiration, or did we ever mention the subject in conversation?" He closes with a brief note about Ted Spencer and Bonamy Dobree. The letter is signed, "T.S. Eliot." Nice literary and biographical content. On Criterion stationery, with staple holes to the upper left corners, and folded in fourths for mailing; near fine. Mailing envelope included. .

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. Presentation Copy & Cast Photo Album

      London: Faber And Faber, 1935 OUTSTANDING ELIOT PRESENTATION COPY WITH ORIGINAL CAST PHOTO ALBUM. First [complete] edition published June 13th, 1935 - Preceded in May, 1935, only by the abbreviated wrappered Acting Edition. 8vo. pp87. A fine copy in original gilt-lettered purple boards *. The very good dustwrapper showing a 3/8" chip at the upper spine margin of the rear panel. This special copy inscribed TO THE FIRST LEADER OF THE CHORUS OF CANTERBURY WOMEN on the occasion of the first performance ever of the play, June 19th, 1935. " To / Miss Beverly Primrose Wells / from T.S. Eliot / June 15-22, 1935" - the first production week. With, THE ORIGINAL CAST PHOTO ALBUM FOR THE PERFORMANCE. 4to. Decorative brown cord tied card covered portrait album (slightly bowed, hand-lettered in blue & showing light use) produced & supplied by W. Fisk-Moore, Photographers, The Studio, Canterbury, containing 16 original 3" x 5" black & white portraits - one of which appears in Peter Ackroyd's, T .S . Eliot / A Life (Photo #40, Robert Speaight as Beckett). Inscribed on the first fly, " From the leader of/ the Chorus of Canterbury Women - / from the First Production/ of "Murder in the Cathedral" / performed in Canterbury/ Cathedral - England - under / The Direction of T.S. Eliot / Beverly Primrose Wells / Beverly Primrose Lowe." Further, Ms. Wells has signed three of the photos at her appearance. Perhaps 10 or 15 albums were produced for key cast & management of which very few other copies if any survive today. An interesting & unique presentation. Ms. Wells had her copy with her for more than 50 years. [ * Curiously, pages 85-87 & two final blanks of four, trimmed 1/4" short at the bottom, yet with the page numbers properly lined-up - a fact unobserved by Gallop [A29b] but possibly an early issue point as this copy is likely one of the earliest available]. Custom half red calf clamshell case, with black leather labels lettered in gilt.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Triumph und Tragik des Erasmus von Rotterdam

      Wien, Reichner 1935.. [2. Aufl.]. 8°. 228 (2) S. Mit einigen Taf. OLn. Mit zahlr. Abb. auf Taf. vgl. W.-G. ² 114; Klawiter 616. - Mit eh. Signatur Stefan Zweigs a. d. Titebl., dat. März 1936

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        MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. Presentation Copy & Cast Photo Album

      London: Faber And Faber, 1935 OUTSTANDING ELIOT PRESENTATION COPY WITH ORIGINAL CAST PHOTO ALBUM. First [complete] edition published June 13th, 1935 - Preceded in May, 1935, only by the abbreviated wrappered Acting Edition. 8vo. pp87. A fine copy in original gilt-lettered purple boards *. The very good dustwrapper showing a 3/8" chip at the upper spine margin of the rear panel. This special copy inscribed TO THE FIRST LEADER OF THE CHORUS OF CANTERBURY WOMEN on the occasion of the first performance ever of the play, June 19th, 1935. " To / Miss Beverly Primrose Wells / from T.S. Eliot / June 15-22, 1935" - the first production week. With, THE ORIGINAL CAST PHOTO ALBUM FOR THE PERFORMANCE. 4to. Decorative brown cord tied card covered portrait album (slightly bowed, hand-lettered in blue & showing light use) produced & supplied by W. Fisk-Moore, Photographers, The Studio, Canterbury, containing 16 original 3" x 5" black & white portraits - one of which appears in Peter Ackroyd's, T .S . Eliot / A Life (Photo #40, Robert Speaight as Beckett). Inscribed on the first fly, " From the leader of/ the Chorus of Canterbury Women - / from the First Production/ of "Murder in the Cathedral" / performed in Canterbury/ Cathedral - England - under / The Direction of T.S. Eliot / Beverly Primrose Wells / Beverly Primrose Lowe." Further, Ms. Wells has signed three of the photos at her appearance. Perhaps 10 or 15 albums were produced for key cast & management of which very few other copies if any survive today. An interesting & unique presentation. Ms. Wells had her copy with her for more than 50 years. [ * Curiously, pages 85-87 & two final blanks of four, trimmed 1/4" short at the bottom, yet with the page numbers properly lined-up - a fact unobserved by Gallop [A29b] but possibly an early issue point as this copy is likely one of the earliest available]. Custom half red calf clamshell case, with black leather labels lettered in gilt.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1935. Two pages from Eliot to literary critic F.O. Matthiessen ("Matty"), written "to put in a good word for the boy," Alfred Satterthwaite, at the behest of Satterthwaite's step-father, John Cournos. Satterthwaite was applying "for a scholarship on some foundation in which you [Matthiessen] are in a position of authority." Eliot puts in what good words he can ("although my knowledge of him is very meagre") and then switches subjects to Matthiessen's book, which, although unnamed, would have been The Achievement of T.S. Eliot: "Your book seems to have been earning commendations here, except from the critics in whose eyes the subject matter is enough to damn it. It is impossible for me to regard such a book objectively. All I can say is that I hope that much of what you say is true. By the way, that is a good point about Rose La Touche. Was that pure inspiration, or did we ever mention the subject in conversation?" He closes with a brief note about Ted Spencer and Bonamy Dobree. The letter is signed, "T.S. Eliot." Nice literary and biographical content. On Criterion stationery, with staple holes to the upper left corners, and folded in fourths for mailing; near fine. Mailing envelope included. .

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        Decoration Moderne dans L'interieur

      Paris: S. De Bonadona, 1935. First Edition. Hard Cover. Oblong portfolio, approximately 13.125 x 9.875 inches; ff [2] + 48; printed pale green paper boards; black cloth backstrip; black cloth ties; remains of bookseller's ticket to front pastedown; sheets clean and without tears; some slight bowing to sheets, else fine. (No date but 1930-1935 attribution based on OCLC/Worldcat dating). Presumed first edition. Illustrated with 48 lithograph and pochoir plates showing Bauhaus and especially Art Deco interior design mostly for residential and office space. A Table of the Plates is also printed. Introductory note by Parisian architect Henry Delacroix, who produced several portfolios of design ideas for various architectural settings. Painterly elements figure in some of the designs, showing the influence of modern masters such as Braque, Chagall and Mondrian. A fine and desirable example. Near Fine.

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        Tropic of Cancer

      The Obelisk Press, Paris, 1935. Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. Second printing in plain wrapper. Publisher: The Obelisk Press, Paris, (1935). Second printing with: Reprinted September 1935, on the copyright page. Wrapper is in very good plus condition. Contents clean. 322 pages.5 5/8 x 8 ¾ inches. Inventory #11-391.. 2nd Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus

      London: The Nonesuch Press,, 1935. Translation of G. Rawlinson Revised & Annotated by A. W. Lawrence. With Nine Wood Engravings by V. le Campion and a Series of New Maps by T. Poulton to which is added a Life of Herodotus and the Behistun Inscription. Quarto. Original blue quarter vellum, gilt title and decoration to spine, cloth boards with extra gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 9 wood engravings by V. Le Campion, 9 maps by T. Poulton 7 of which are double-page Bookplate of Sir Campbell Stuart and his blind stamp to the front free endpaper. Slightly rubbed at extremities, small faded areas to ends of spine. An excellent copy. First Nonesuch Press edition, one of a limited edition of 675 numbered copies.

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        Seven Pillars of Wisdom. A Triumph.

      London (1935).. Limited edition, no. 189 of 750 copies, 4to, 672 pp. 48 plates (4 in colour), 4 folding maps and 6 other illustrations plus 3 facsimiles, marbled endpapers. Quarter pigskin, buckram sides, crossed swords with an inscription in gilt on upper cover, t.e.g., covers with some marks, spine a little dull and rubbed, very slight cracking to ends of upper joint. O'Brien A041. The three facsimiles - a double page reproduction of part of the manuscript, a page from the privately printed text and an abridged page for "Revolt in the Desert" from a Subscriber's copy - and the coloured plates do not feature in the trade edition.

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        Mimes des Courtisanes

      de Lucien. Illustrations d´Edgar Degas. Paris, Ambroise Vollard, Éditeur 1935. 4:o. No 38 of 305 Copies. Total 325 Copies. (6, 3 blank),IX,(1),83,(3) pp. + Planche I-IV + (6, 3 blank) pp. + 22 plates in black and white and colour. Later full lightbrown marocco, top edge gilt else uncut. Spine gilt in compartments black and red labels. Boards with gilt borders. Inner dentelles. Wrappers and spine preserved. Plates with tissueguards. 33,5 x 26 cm

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        Harmonic Integrals Associated with Algebraic Varieties [Received 9 February, 1934. - Read 15 February, 1934.] [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series. Volume 39].

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1935. Royal 8vo. Volume 39 + 40 of "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series" bound together in a very nice contemporary blue full cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt ex-libris ("Belford College. Univ. London") to spine. Minor bumping to extremities. Binding tight, and in excellent, very nice, clean, and fresh condition, in- as well as ex-ternally. Small circle-stamp to pasted-down front free end-papers and to title-page ("Bedford College for Women"). Discreet library-markings to upper margin of pasted-down front free end-papers. [Vol. 39:] pp. 249-271. [Entire volume: (Vol. 39:) (4), 546 pp. + (Vol. 40:) (4), 558 pp].. First publication of Hodge's seminal work on harmonic integrals.In the article Hodge showed that most of the elementary properties of harmonic functions could be extended to harmonic functional."Hodge is famous for his theory of harmonic integrals (or forms), which was described by Weyl as "one of the landmarks of twentieth century mathematics." [...] Hodge's work straddles the area between algebraic geometry, differential geometry, and complex analysis. It can be seen as a natural outgrowth of the theory of Riemann surfaces and the work of Lefschetz on the topology of algebraic varieties. It put the algebraic geometry on a modern analytic footing and prepared the ground for the spectacular breakthroughs of the postwar period of the 1950s and 1960s." (Gowers, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics, 2008).Hodge himself states in the introduction to the present work: "In two papers I have defined integrals, which I have called harmonic integrals, which are associated with an analytic variety to which a metric is attached, and have established an existence theorem for them. More recently I have applied the theory of these integrals to the Riemannian manifold of an algebraic surface with the topological invariants of the Manifold. There is reason to believe that this method of considering the Abelian integrals attached to an algebraic variety will prove a powerful one, and I have thought it advisable to set out in the following pages an account of the principles on which the method is based." In 1941 Hodge published the book "The theory and applications of harmonic integrals" which expanded and elaborated the ideas presented in the present article

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        HOSANNA! The Most Controversial Novel of Our Time

      London, Denis Archer, 1935. First edition: Very good blue cloth boards with red title to spine, publisher's small red motif of an archer to the front cover in red, a hint of rubbing along hinge but generally smart and clean, 8 vo., 7.5 x 5 inches approx.., very good dust jacket being light beige printed in maroon, single spray of greenery to front cover, publisher's advertising to back cover, mild soiling to pale background,some minor chipping and rubbing to extremities, presented to best advantage in a clear plastic sleeve, pagination 287 pages, followed by publisher's advertisements, not clipped, no inscriptions, a little 'dusty' to top of closed edge. On the front cover the book is described as 'The Most Controversial Novel of Our Time.' The title page describes the novel as 'The Remarkable Novel by Bernard Newman.' The novel tackles the controversial hypothesis of what might have happened if Jesus had consented to be made King of the Jews. '"When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him king ---" Suppose they had !' Imagine the controversial nature of this novel released in the 1930s. Try to find other copies of this novel and you will meet a blank wall. There are a handful of copies in major libraries but nothing that is easy to find on the open market. The question has to be considered did the publisher find the book too hot to handle? Today we are more accustomed to fictitious works that try to shatter the accepted traditions of Christianity. One example is the Da Vinci Code, and look at the future that these fictional interpretations have caused! Very little can be found about this work but strangely it seems to have been reviewed in a Magazine called The Fantast published in England by C.S.Youd during the first couple of years of World War II. http://www.efanzines.com/AOY/AOY-09.htm; This publication does make reference to this book which puts the Life of Christ into a 'What if' context. Charles Rowlands reviewed this little-known book, which shows what might have happened if Christ had taken the wrong course and turned his powers to military and political purposes. In "Hosanna", Christ's personality leads the Jews to drive the Romans from the land for a time, but the Romans re-conquer Jerusalem, Christ is crucified - and centuries later, the world has been converted to the Mohammedan religion.' Bernard Newman wrote crime fiction such as The Death of a Harlot, first edition 1934. He also wrote under the pseudonym Don Betteridge. Thus Hosanna! pre-dates his first Crime Fiction novel. *EXTRAORDINARY AND CONTROVERSIAL BOOK* Seldom seen on the open market. Without doubt there will be those who have sought this rare text for many years. An absolute treasure for collectors of controversial religious texts, 'black listed' novels and extremely rare first editions

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        Lettera autografa firmata. sondrio. 1935.

      Lettera autografa firmata, scritta su una facciata, in chiara grafia, per 34 righe più la firma, e datata 'Sondrio - 10 apr. 935.' '(...) Certo che se la mia vita pratica non mi avesse esiliato ora in Calabria, ora in Liguria, ora in Sardegna, e sempre in zone aride e di acque morte (ecco: anche la palude non è motivo letterario nella mia poesia), e, sopratutto, se non ci fosse stato da risolvere in Italia il caso Ungaretti, senza dubbio la mia opera avrebbe ottenuto un più chiaro consenso. Ma Ungaretti e i suoi amici mi sono stati avversari e con essi anche quelli del campo opposto che mi pensavano seguace della sua poetica; poetica i cui caratteri negativi, e quindi più appariscenti, sono il linguaggio generico e il barocco 'visivo'. Ma che vale dolersene? (...) La poesia ha sempre avuto bisogno d'un largo periodo di tempo per maturare nel cuore degli uomini. (...)' Segni delle piegature centrali, ma buono stato di conservazione.

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        Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik.Berlin: Julius Springer, 1935. First edition.

      Schrödinger's paper contains the famous thought experiment now known as 'Schrödinger's Cat,' illustrating a fundamental problem in the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics put forth by Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. In this interpretation, a quantum superposition - the combination of all possible states of a system, such as the possible positions of a subatomic particle - collapses into a definite state only at the exact moment of quantum measurement; prior to measurement, all states exist within a certain range of probability. Einstein had published a rebuttal to the Copenhagen interpretation in his famous 'EPR' paper of 1935, in which he argued that the quantum-mechanical description of physical reality, as it stood, was incomplete. Inspired by Einstein's line of reasoning, Schrödinger continued the discussion in his 'Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik,' pointing out the absurdity of applying quantum mechanics to visible and tangible objects. In the fifth section of his paper (p. 812), he set forth the 'quite burlesque' case of a cat<br/><br/> <i>'penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following diabolical apparatus (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The psi-function of the entire system would express this by having in it the living and dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts.'</i><br/><br/> "It is typical of these cases that an indeterminacy originally restricted to the atomic domain becomes transformed into macroscopic indeterminacy, which can then be resolved by direct observation. That prevents us from so naively accepting as valid a 'blurred model' for representing reality. In itself it would not embody anything unclear or contradictory. There is a difference between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks" (Schrödinger, <i>The present situation in quantum mechanics</i>, translated by John D. Trimmer, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 124, pp. 323-38). <br/><br/> This conclusion sets forth what has been called the principle of state distinction: "states of a macroscopic system which could be told apart by a macroscopic observation are distinct from each other whether observed or not" (Moore, p. 308). Schrödinger's paper represents "his definitive statement about the theory that he and Heisenberg had discovered" (Moore, p. 307). Moore, <i>Schrödinger: Life and Thought</i>, pp. 306-9. <br/><br/>. In: 'Die Naturwissenschaften', large 8vo (263 x 190 mm), 23. jahrgang, heft 48 (pp. 807-12); heft 49 (pp. 823-28); heft 50 (pp. 844-49), the entire volume (pp. xx, 870) offered here in the original publisher's black half leather and grey cloth boards with gilt Springer mongram to spine. Library stamp to main title, otherwise fine and clean

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        What Are You Going To Do About Alf?

      Lecram Servant (Paris): (Lecram Servant). [1935]. A small, early volume by Miller, self-published with money he earned from Tropic of Cancer. Shifreen & Jackson A10a. "By Henry Miller" has been penned on the first blank, according to the bibliographers by the author himself. Shifreen & Jackson's comment on the first and second editions: "Miller's name is signed in The First Edition but printed in [the] Second." There is no printed author name in this volume. Slight surface soiling; very near fine in stapled wrappers. Approximately 3-3/4" x 5". Because of its size and fragility, one of the scarcest Miller "A" items. The last copy to appear at auction was in 1996. . First Edition. Softcover.

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        Odd John. A Story Between Jest and Earnest.

      London; Methuen & Co., 1935. First edition, first impression, first issue. 19x13,5 cm. (5, 1 blank), 282 pp. + 8 pages of ads. (dated 535 on p. 8 = May 1935). Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial dustjacket. The jacket is slightly chipped at spine ends and upper corners, and is also a bit rubbed at spine. There is a short tear at bottom of rear panel. Apart from a small speck in top margin of pp. 1/2, the contents are perfectly clean and bright. With the owner's signature in pencil of Swedish physicist and author John Tandberg. In Odd John, Stapledon explores the themes of Übermensch and Utopia, through the boy John Wainwright, who is born with extraordinary mental powers. Published in 3096 copies. Satty & Smith A6.1.1.1

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        Proofs of Ten Essays for Nash's Pall Mall Magazine

      (1931-1935). Quarto. (10)ff. The titles are: "Good Conversation" (August, 1931); "Drugs" (December, 1931); "The Angry Ape" (1931); "On Being the Right Size" (February, 1932); "Forewarned is not Fore-armed" (April 1932); "Love: a Fashion Forecast" (June, 1932); "The Cunning of the Oriental" (1932); "Bull Fights and Democracy" (October, 1932); "The Cult of the Infantile" (January, 1933); "Thinking with One's Hands" (January, 1935). All are galley proofs except for "The Angry Ape," "The Cunning of the Oriental," and "The Cult of the Infantile," which are all page proofs. Tipped-in and bound in light green boards. Written in longhand up the spine is "Aldous Huxley Ten Essays - Pre-publication page & galley proofs." A few small corrections to proofs in an editorial hand. Light soil and fading to boards, else fine.

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        Typed and signed letter sent to the editors of Bonniers Literary Magazine (Bonniers litterära magasin).

      Baden, 1935. Undated, but the author states that he is temporarily staying at the Hotel Verenahof in Baden, Switzerland, and will be back in Montagnola on the 12th of December. [27,5x18,5 cm]. 1 page. Envelope with typed address, postmarked in Zürich December 4, 1935. With a few manual corrections by the author. Well preserved. From the library of Georg Svensson, who was editor-in-chief of the magazine from 1932-49. Hesse was hired in March 1935 to write about the German literature on a regular basis. The collaboration was, however, short lived; Hesse's last contribution was published in the September issue of 1936. In this letter he explains why he wishes to resign from his post, and he refers to an article by Will Vesper - who was the German correspondent for the magazine before Hesse - in ''Die neue Literatur'', in which he is accused of treason for having written in a positive way on emigrants, communists and Jews. Hesse also states that he is accused by the emigrants for being secretly connected with the Third Reich, and that the accusations from both sides have reached a certain ferocity, and are made with such hatred, that there is no point in replying to them

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        [Paths of Glory] An Untitled Novel by Humphrey Cobb

      New York: Viking Press. 1935. First. Uncorrected proof of Paths of Glory sent to booksellers before it received a title, and offering $50 to whoever submitted the best title. Printed wrappers. A small chip to one corner of the front wrap, split at the bottom of the front wrap, else a very good or better copy of this fragile and uncommon format. One of the great antiwar novels, based on real incidents during WWI. The film rights were purchased two decades later by Kirk Douglas, who hired the relatively unknown Stanley Kubrick to direct. Starring Douglas and Adolphe Menjou and scripted by Kubrick, Jim Thompson, and Calder Willingham, the film was a technical and critical triumph and ranks with All Quiet on the Western Front as perhaps the greatest antiwar film. .

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        Ein achtblättriger Lotus. Gebete der Nacht. Mit einem nirvânischen Vor- und Nachgesang.

      Folio, 32 S. m. reichem Buchschmuck, handgebundener Orig.-Halbperg. m. goldgeprägten Deckel- u. Rückentitel in Orig.-Schuber. Raub A 129; Schauer II,12.- (= Opus VII der Einhorn-Presse).- Eines v. 100 (gesamt 150) numerierten u.v. Künstler monogrammierten Privatdruck-Exemplaren.- Druck in blau und schwarz auf handgeschöpftem Altbütten.- Der ursprünglich von Lechter eingetragene Besitzername hier geschwärzt, mit leichtem Abklatsch auf gegenüberliegende Seite.

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        Uber die Natur der Genmutation und der Genstruktur

      1935. No Dust Jacket. Timofeeff-Ressovsky, Nikolai Vladimirovich (1900-1981), K. G. Zimmer and Max Delbr¸ck (1906-81). Ueber die Natur der Genmutation und der Genstruktur. Offprint from Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Gottingen, math-fis. Kl., Fachgr. 6, 1 (1935). 8vo. [189]-245pp. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1935. 253 x 178 mm. Original green printed wrappers. Stamp on upper wrapper but fine and unopened. First Separate Edition. Garrison-Morton 254.1. One of the key conceptual papers in the early history of molecular biology. This paper represented the debut in genetics of the physicist Max Delbruck, a student and lifelong friend of Niels Bohr. Delbruck turned from quantum physics to biology after being inspired by Niels Bohr's speculations, in his 1935 lecture "Light and life," about the application of quantum mechanics to problems in biology. Delbruck won a share of the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 1969 for his discoveries concerning the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses. "Ueber die Natur der Genmutation und der Genstruktur" (often referred to as "the green paper" after the color of its wrappers, or the "Dreimanner" paper after the number of its authors) is divided into four sections. The first, by Timofeeff-Ressovsky, describes the mutagenic effects of x-rays and gamma rays on Drosophila melanogaster; the second part, by Zimmer, analyzes Timofeeff-Ressovsky's results theoretically. The third and most remarkable section, by Delbruck, puts forth a model of genetic mutation based on atomic physics that "shows the maturity, judgment and breadth of knowledge of someone who had been in the field for years . . . its carefully worded predictions have stood the test of time" (Perutz, p. 557). The three authors of the paper "concluded that a mutation is a molecular rearrangement within a particular molecule, and the gene a union of atoms with which a mutation, in the sense of a molecular rearrangement or dissociation of bonds, can occur. The actual calculations of the size of the gene, deduced from calculations on the assumption of a spherical target, were not cogent, as Delbruck wryly admitted in his Nobel Prize lecture, but the entire approach to the problem of mutation and the gene adopted by the three collaborators was highly stimulating to other investigators" (DSB [suppl.]). The Timofeeff-Zimmer-Delbruck paper provided much of the material for Erwin Schrodinger's book What is Life? (1944), a work that takes a "naive physicist's" approach to the problems of heredity and variation; it is often cited as having inspired Watson, Crick, Wilkins and others to focus their careers on the problems of molecular biology. The relationship between Schrodinger's book and the Timofeeff-Zimmer-Delbruck paper is examined in detail in Max Perutz's 1987 paper "Physics and the riddle of life," which points out, among other things, that the two most important chapters in Schrodinger's book were paraphrased from "Ueber die Natur der Genmutation und der Genstruktur." "In retrospect, the chief merit of What is Life? is its popularization of the Timofeeff, Zimmer and Delbruck paper that would otherwise have remained unknown outside the circles of geneticists and radiation biologists" (Perutz, p. 558). Perutz, "Physics and the riddle of life," Nature 326 (1987): 555-559.

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        Deutsches Wörterbuch. Bearbeitet von Arthur Hübner und Hans Neumann in Verbindung mit der Arbeitsstelle des Deutschen Wörterbuches. 1 A - Biermolke/ 2 Biermörder - D/ 3 E - Forsche/ 4.1.1 Forschel - Gefolgsmann/ 4.1.2 Gefoppe - Getreibs/ 4.1. 3 Getreide - Gewöhniglich/ 4.1.4 Gewöhnliches - Gleve/ 4.1.5 Glibber - Gräzist/ 4.1.6 Greander - Gymnastik/ 4.2 H, I, J/ 5.1 K - Knirren/ 5.2 Knirren - Kyrie/ 6 L, M/ / N, O, P, Q/ 8 R - Schiefe/ 9 Schiefeln - Seele/ 10.1 Seeleben - Sprechen/ 10.2.1 Sprecher - Stehuhr/ 10.2.2 Stehung - Stitzig/ 10.3 Stob - Strollen/ 10.4 Strom - Szische/ 11.1.1 T - Treftig/ 11.1.2 Treib - Tz/ 11.2 U - Umzwingen/ 11.3 Un - Uzvogel/ 12.1 V - Verzwungen/ 12.2 Vesche - Vulkanisch/ 13 W - Wegzwitschern (laut Titel., richtig Wegzwiesel)/ 14.1.1 Weh - Wenunmut/ 14.1.2 Wenig - Wiking/ 14.2.1 Wilb - Wörtlich/ 14.2.2 Wörtlich - Ysop/ 15 Z - Zmasche/ 16 Zobel - Zypressenzweig/ 32 Bde.

      zus. ca. 34200 S. Lex 8°, geb. brauner Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. sehr gutes Exemplar in schönem Privateinband. Die Herausgabe des Deutschen Wörterbuchs (DWB) war das gewaltigste Unternehmen, dem sich die Philologen Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm stellten, das titanische der Aufgabe war ihnen durchaus bewusst und ließ sie lange zögern. Das Deutsche Wörterbuch wurde zu ihrem Lebenswerk und legte die Grundlage für eine deutsche Philologie als Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft. Möglich wurde dieses Projekt erst durch einen Akt politischen Ungehorsams, der Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm zu den berühmtesten Deutschen ihrer Zeit machte - aber auch arbeitslos. Am 29.8.1838 wird das Deutsche Wörterbuch in der Leipziger "Allgemeinen Zeitung" angekündigt. Von Beginn an war es als diachrones Wörterbuch geplant. Es enthält den Wortschatz der geschriebenen deutschen Sprache aus der Zeit vom 15. bis zum 20 Jahrhundert. Nach dem Tod der Begründer wurde wurde das Werk von einer Vielzahl von Sprachwissenschaftlern weitergeführt.

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        Pylon (Signed Limited Edition)

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas New York: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1935. First Edition. First Edition. One of 310 numbered copies (this being No. 131) SIGNED by the author. Quarter-bound in pale blue cloth, with silver paper-covered boards and silver spine title. Lacking the publisher's slipcase. Spine faded as often found, some wear at the fore-edge of the front board, and some creasing to the fore-edge of the fold-out leaf preceding the title page. Faulkner's tale of barnstorm aviation, a pursuit which took his brother Dean's life a few months after the book was published. Basis for the 1958 Douglas Sirk film "The Tarnished Angels" featuring Robert Stack, Rock Hudson and Dorothy Malone.

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        Die gegenwärtige Situation in der Quantenmechanik I-III [All]. (The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics).

      Springer, Berlin, 1935. 4to. (256x186mm). Pages 807-812; 823-828; 844-849 from volume 23 of 'Die Naturwissenschaften'. Bound together in recent attractive marbled boards (Hanne Jensen). Leather title with gilt lettering on front board. A fine and clean copy.. First edition and first announcement of Schrödinger's famous reply to the EPR-paradox (also known as Schrödinger's Cat). When in May 1935 Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen published the so-called EPR-paper in Physical Review, they set out to demonstrate that the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics could not constitute a complete description of nature. The EPR-article prompted a number of responses, e.g. from Bohr, the co-founder of the Copenhagen School, who began writing his response immediately after the publication of the Physical Review article. It is this debate that Schrödinger participates in with his seminal paper on The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics, in which he presents what is now famously known as Schrödinger's Cat. Schrödinger's Cat is the name of the thought experiment that Schrödinger develops in this article and that was intended as a discussion of the EPR article.After the publication of the EPR article, Einstein and Schrödinger had begun an exchange of letters on the subject of the possibility of quantum mechanics, as interpreted by the Copenhagenists, representing reality. During this exchange of letters, Schrödinger had been inspired by Einstein's view of the problem of applying the Copenhagen interpretation of Quantum mechanics to everyday objects. But Schrödinger, in his response, took his illustration of the absurdity of the interpretation and the incompleteness of quantum mechanics a step further; he applied it to a living entity, namely a cat. Schrödinger imagines a sealed box containing a cat, a bottle of poison, a radioactive source, a Geiger counter and a hammer. When the Geiger counter detects radiation, a mechanism is switched on that makes the hammer fall; the hammer breaks the bottle, and the poison kills the cat. Because it is random, when the Geiger counter will detect radiation, and because in Quantum mechanics, physical conditions are described with the aid of a wave-function that explains all possible conditions of the system, Quantum mechanics, according to the Copenhagen interpretation, would come to the conclusion that the cat in the box is both living and dead, at the same time (the wave function is made up of a superposition of the two conditions -the cat being living and the cat being dead-; the two positions collapse into one, as soon as the system is interpreted as consisting of only one condition -either dead or living cat-, with the sole possible conclusion that the cat is both). Due to Heisenberg and Bohr's independent interpretation of Quantum theory (the Copenhagen interpretation), Quantum theory had in 1927 developed in a direction unforeseen by Schrödinger. Schrödinger was concerned and disappointed that this transcendental, almost physical interpretation of the wave phenomena had become the almost universally accepted dogma.'' (D.S.B. XII, p. 221). His most famous and widely used attack on this interpretation was that of Schrödinger's Cat. This paradox of the dead-and-alive cat vigorously illustrated the absurdity of quantum mechanics and what was necessary to describe the states within this system. The thought experiment of Schrödinger's cat turned out to be hugely influential, and has become a standard paradox within both physics and philosophy

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        The Particle Problem in the General Theory of Relativity.Lancaster PA: Lancaster Press, 1935. First edition.

      Rare offprint of the famous "Einstein-Rosen bridge" paper in which the authors introduced the concept of a wormhole.<br/><br/> "In the last decades of his life, Albert Einstein tried endlessly to unify electromagnetism with his own theory of gravity, general relativity. These efforts are mostly now regarded as quixotic, but a short proposal written in 1935 with a colleague has survived in unlikely fashion as the source of science-fiction ideas for speeding across the universe by means of "wormholes" through spacetime. From the modern perspective, the paper also illustrates how general relativity posed mathematical and conceptual difficulties that foxed even its creator.<br/><br/> "Einstein and Nathan Rosen, both at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, wanted to rid physics of singularities-points where mathematical quantities become infinite or otherwise ill-defined-such as the concept of a particle that has all its mass concentrated into an infinitely small geometrical point. In general relativity, a point mass curves spacetime around it in a way that was calculated by Karl Schwarzschild in 1916. The Schwarzschild solution has mathematical singularities both at zero and at the so-called Schwarzschild radius. <br/><br/> "Reinterpretation of the Schwarzschild solution avoids these singularities, Einstein and Rosen argued in their 1935 Phys. Rev. paper. They imagined a path tracing radially inward. Instead of trying to cross the imaginary spherical shell at the singular radius and proceeding down to the center, Einstein and Rosen showed how to match the path onto another track that emerges outward again-but into a separate section of spacetime. Imagine funnel shapes pulled out of two adjacent rubber sheets and connected at their necks, providing a continuous, tube-shaped path from one surface to the other. This construction makes a smooth connection or bridge between two distinct pieces of spacetime. <br/><br/> "Viewed from afar, either part of this solution represents the gravitational effect of a mass because spacetime is strongly curved, but no physical body is present. Einstein and Rosen added an electromagnetic field to their solution, so that it could also represent a charged body. They hoped their construction would offer a starting point for a unified theory of gravity and electromagnetism based purely on fields, avoiding point particles and the singularities that came with them. <br/><br/> "Not until 1939 was the modern idea of a black hole broached [Oppenheimer, Phys. Rev. 56, p.455], and only later were the subtleties of the Schwarzschild solution fully understood. The singular radius that Einstein and Rosen worked hard to avoid became the black hole's event horizon. Although it is a one-way surface-light can pass across it going inward, but cannot come out-all physical quantities remain well defined at the event horizon. No true singularities arise there. <br/><br/> "Further theoretical work showed that the Einstein-Rosen "wormhole" is not, contrary to outward appearances, a stable structure. For an observer trying to pass through, the wormhole opens up and closes too quickly for even a photon to get through. Later work suggested that exotic forms of energy threaded through a wormhole might keep it open but it remains unclear whether such arrangements are physically feasible. (David Lindley, The Birth of Wormholes, Phys. Rev. Focus vol.15, p.11, 2005)<br/><br/> Weil 196; Boni 228. <br/><br/> For a more technical discussion of this paper see: Peter Havas in 'Einstein Studies', vol. 5, p.105.. 4to: 262 x 200 mm. Original printed wrappers. Offprint from Physical Review, pp. 73-77[3:blank] vol. 48, no. 1, July 1, 1935. Some light creasing to wrappers, Einstein underlined in pencil, otherwise fine an clean

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        French Signed Bindings in the Mortimer L. Schiff Collection. [With:] British and Miscellaneous Signed Bindings in the Mortimer L. Schiff Collection. By Seymour de Ricci.

      New York: Privately Printed, 1935.. First Edition, together 4 vols., large 4to, with over 300 reproductions of bindings, orig. buckram, extremities lightly rubbed, uncut.Of French 18th and 19th century signed bindings the Schiff collection was remarkably fine and certainly the most comprehensive brought together by a single collector. In this catalogue, beginning with Monnier and Padeloup and ending with Trautz-Bauzonnet, each binding is given a highly detailed description so as to register clearly the idiosyncrasies of each binder, and every binding of any importance is reproduced in a full-size photograph (except for a dozen very large volumes). In many cases the doublures and inner dentelles are also reproduced and all binders&apos; stamps and tickets are given in facsimile. The British and miscellaneous section is treated in the same meticulous manner, British bookbinding being represented chiefly by binders of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

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        "Campo della Magdelena" watercolor on paper, signed and titled

      n.p ca. 1935 n.p, ca. 1935. Image 7-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches; matted and framed. . Fine condition . Herman Armour Webster (1878-1970) was born in New York City and attended Yale, graduating in 1900. He then moved to Paris and studied painting and etching at the Jullien Academy. In 1905 four of his etchings were shown at the Paris Salon, and in 1907 he became an Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, in London; he subsequently became a member of the Societe National des Beaux Arts in Paris. His work is represented in the collections of the Musee Nationale du Luxenburg, Paris, as well as the Library of Congress, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Chicago Art Institute, among others

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