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        Konstruktionen der drei klassischen Probleme - Quadratur / Duplicatio Cubi / Trisektion

      Kommissionsverlag Sallmayer'sche Buchhandlung / Buchdruckerei "Landstraße" Karl Rabsky, Wien 1936 - Emanuel Quoika (geb. 3. April 1870 in Wien; gest. 23. Dezember 1951 in Wien) war ein altösterreichischer Militär und in dieser Funktion ein Luftfahrtpionier. - Emanuel Quoika, der Sohn eines sudetendeutschen Fabrikanten, ist am 3. April 1870 in Wien geboren. Sein Berufswunsch war bald der eines Soldaten. So wurde er im Jahr 1901 als Hauptmann des k.u.k. Feldkanonenregimets Nr. 6 Lehrer am militäraeronautischen Institutes in Wien. Dabei verfolgte er den Motorflug allgemein, im speziellen auch von Blériot im Jahr 1909 in Wien. Im Herbst des selben Jahres lernte er in Paris das Fliegen und brachte von dort die Maschine Blériot 22 nach Wien. Sein Ziel war mit dieser Maschine den Preis des österreichischen Automobilclubs zu gewinnen. Dazu sollte er am 27. November 1909 die Maschine 10 Minuten in der Luft halten, was aber nicht gelang. Obwohl er beim Testflug am Tag zuvor 20 Minuten erreichte, erfasste gleich nach dem Abheben eine Windbö seinen Apparat und brachte ihn zum Absturz, wobei der Propeller brach. Er selbst kam mit Verrenkungen davon.[1][2] Im Ersten Weltkrieg war er als Batteriekommandant in Galizien. In Przemysl wurde er im Kampf schwer verletzt, sodass sein Bein steif bleib. Trotz dieser Verletzung machte er im Verband der deutschen Mackensen-Armee die serbische Offensive mit, wo er auch deutsche Batterien kommandierte. Im Jahr 1918 wurde er verschüttet und verlor die Sehkraft des rechten Auges. Auch das hinderte ihn nicht weiter im Dienst zu bleiben, sodass er in Tirol eine Artilleriegruppe befehligte. Der Oberst wurde noch mit mit dem deutschen Eisernen Kreuz I. und II. Klasse ausgezeichnet. Nach Kriegsende nicht mehr im Militärdienst machte er technisch mathematische Berechnungen, wie beispielsweise die Berechnung eines Stratosphärenballons. Er berechnete auch mit einem Näherungsverfahren die Quadratur des Kreises oder die Dreiteilung eines Winkels. - Nach dem Anschluss erhielt bis Kriegsende einen Ehrensold von Deutschland. Er verstarb in ärmlichen Verhältnissen in Wien am 23. Dezember 1951. --- Dünne Broschur mit 16 Seiten + 6 Konstruktionsblätter beiliegend. Beriebenes Exemplar mit Wasserschaden, leider in keinem besonders guten Zustand, (Detailfotos gerne per Mail), sehr selten und vor allem mit einer Widmung von Emanuel Quoika auf der Rückseite der Titelei - "Dem Hochverehrten Herrn Amtsrat, Hauptm. Gordan v. Greiffenstein in treuer Altösterreichischer ("Alt" unterstrichen) Kameradschaft ., Wien Juni 1936. - (Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R.) - Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. Size: Groß-Oktav (bis 25 cm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Birgit Gerl]
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        Mort à crédit

      First edition, one of 750 numbered copies on alfa paper. Tiny insignificant marginal tears without lacks to upper cover, a good copy. Denoël & Steele Paris 1936 14,5x22cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Interest and Prices ( Geldzins und Guterpreise) : A Study of the Causes Regulating the Value of Money

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1936. First English language edition. Originally published in Germany in 1898, Wicksell's most influential work. In the original blue cloth with gilt titles, price of 12/6 Net front flap. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket, tiny chips at spine ends, and SCARCE in dust jacket and in such handsome condition. Contents are clean, tight, unmarked,. First English Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        PHILOSOPHY - Philosophy - Journal of The Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal - Run of 67 years (lacks 6 issues only), 1936 - 2007 - A Quarterly

      - Run as follows: Volume 11, 1936 through Volume 43, 1968 - [volume 44, lacks no. 169 only] - Volume 45, 1970 through Volume 46, 1971 - [volume 47, lacks no. 180 only] - Volume 48, 1973 through Volume 72, 1997 - [volume 73, lacks nos. 285 & 296 only; volume 74, lacks nos. 287 & 288 only] - Volume 74, no. 289, 1999 through Volume 82, no. 319, 2007.

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND - SIGNED

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. First Printing (10,000 copies), with "Published May, 1936" and no mention of other printings on copyright page. Thick octavo (22.25cm); gray cloth, with titling and decorative elements stamped in dark blue on spine and front cover; dark yellow topstain; dustjacket; [vi],[2],3-1,037pp. Signed by the author in black foutain pen on front endpaper. Topstain a bit dulled, spine ends gently nudged, tiny stain to right edge of front endpaper, with two tiny indentations to lower rear cover; cloth and text are uniformly clean throughout; hinges sound; Very Good+. In the First Issue dustjacket, priced $3.00, with Gone With The Wind listed in the second column of Macmillan Spring Novels on the rear panel; small losses to corners and base of spine, with deeper chips at upper left corner of front panel and crown (none affecting lettering); edgewear, with a series of tears ranging from 1/2" to 2" and some attendant creasing; Very Good - an honest copy, entirely free of restoration. Mitchell's epic novel of the American South. Winner of the National Book Award (1936), the Pulitzer Prize (1937), and basis for Victor Fleming's Oscar-winning film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Crusader Castles

      No place of publication [London]: Golden Cockerell Press, 1936 - First Edition; two volumes; publisherÕs quarter Niger; one of 1000 numbered copies; complete with the folding maps in a separate envelope. Fine in a quarter-leather clamshell box. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        The General Theory of Employment Interest an Money.

      London, MacMilllan an Co., 1936 - xii, 403 S. PMM 423; Erste Ausgabe in zweitem Nachdruck. Gutes Exemplar, altes ExLibirs auf Innendeckel. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Originalganzleinen mit golgerägten Rückentitel. (Gild stamped original cloth) Reprinted March an December 1936 (First Edition February 1936). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Michael Solder]
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        Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development (with 11 plates).

      Washington, The Smithsonian Institution, 1936. 8vo. In recent red full calf with gilt lettering to front board. Published as part of "Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 95, Number 3, Publication 3381". A fine and clean copy. (2), 10 pp. + 11 photographic plates. First edition of Goddard's paper on liquid-fueled rocket development. Goddard is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket and is often referred to as the man who ushered in the Space Age (Pendray, Rocket Development). By temperament and training Goddard was not a team worker, yet he laid the foundation from which team workers could launch men to the moon" (DSB). Goddard was secretive about his research and only published two papers; "A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes" (1919) and the present. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on 16 March 1926 near Auburn, Mass. The ten-foot rocket, nicknamed "Nell" reached an altitude of 41 feet, traveled a distance of 184 feet and landed 2.5 seconds after lift-off in a cabbage patch. "Although his list of firsts in rocketry was distuguished, Goddard was eventually surpassed by teams of rocket research and development experts elsewhere, particularly in Germany. By temperament and training Goddard was not a team worker, yet he laid the foundation from which team workers could launch men to the moon" (DSB).Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on 16 March 1926 near Auburn, Mass. The ten-foot rocket, nicknamed "Nell" reached an altitude of 41 feet, traveled a distance of 184 feet and landed 2.5 seconds after lift-off in a cabbage patch. "Like the Russian hero Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and the German pioneer Hermann Oberth, Goddard worked out the theory of rocket propulsion independently [...] Having explored the mathematical practicality of rocketry since 1906 and the experimental workability of reaction engines in laboratory vacuum tests since 1912, Goddard began to accumulate ideas for probing beyond the Earth's stratosphere. His first two patents in 1914, for a liquid-fuel gun rocket and a multistage step rocket, let to some modest recognition and financial support from the Smithsonian Institution [...] With an eye toward patentability of demonstrated systems and with the aid of no more than a handful of technicians, Goddard achieved a series of workable liquid-fuel flights starting in 1926. Through the patronage of Charles A. Lindbergh, the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, and the Carnegie and Smithsonian institutions, the Goddards and their small staff were able to move near Roswell, New Mexico. There, during most of the 1930s, Goddard demonstrated, despite many failures in his systematic static and flight tests, progressively more sophisticated experimental boosters and payloads, reaching speeds of 700 miles per hour and altitudes above 8000 feet in several test flights" (DSB).

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Fichtebundblätter. Konvolut von 28 Flublättern des deutschnationalen Fichtebund, ca. 1930 bis ca. 1936.

      Fichtebund, Hamburg. - Fichtebundblätter. Konvolut von 28 Flublättern des deutschnationalen Fichtebund, ca. 1930 bis ca. 1936. Herausgeber ist: Deutscher Fichte-Bund e.V., Reichsbund für den Kampf gegen Versailles, Hamburg. Verantwortlicher Heinrich Kessemeier. Je 4°, 1 Blatt, bisweilen mit s-w-Abb. Alle Blatt mit handschr. Nummer oben und mittiger Knickfalz, sonst gut. Der Fichte-Bund verteilte seit 1921 Millionen von kostenlosen Flugblättern, die durch die Organisation in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt wurden und so nicht nur in Deutschland, sondern u.a. auch in den USA, in Frankreich oder Großbritannien gelesen wurden. Konvolut enthält folgende Flugblätter mit jeweils eingelegtem englischsprachigem Blatt mit Übersetzung: Nr. 21/22 (Frankreichs Kriegsschuld / France responsible for the war), 71/72 (Hat Deutschland den Krieg verschuldet? / Did germany provoke the war?), 451/452 (Wie steht es mit der versprochenen Abrüstung dert andern? / The undiable legality of Germany’s claim, that the other powers, too, should disarm), 551/552 (Hitlers Aufruf gegen den Versailler Wahnsinn / Hitlers appeal against the madness of Versailles), 601/602 (Frankreich bedroht Deutschlands Sicherheit / France – a menace to Germany’s safety), 601/602 (Dublette); 631/632 (Hitlers Kampf um Ehre und Freiheit / Hitler’s fight for his country’s honour and freedom); 691/692 (Aufruf an die Juristen der Welt zur Saarfrage / A manifesto on the Saar problem addressed to jurists throughout the world); 711/712 (Eine Verschwörung des Krieges / A conspiracy of war), 871/872 (An den Poilu von Verdun / To the poilu of Verdun). Ohne das englischsprachige Doppel die Nummern: 381 (Kriegsschuldlüge und Völkerverständigung), 391 (Wie Deutschland betrogen wurde), 450 (Der Fichtebund-Kampf gegen Versailles. Nicht zur öffentlichen Verbreitung bestimmt), 471 (Internationaler Aufruf an den gesunden Menschenverstand), 501 (Wer braucht Sicherheit?), 541 (Die Wahrheit über Deutschland), 641 (Die Wahrheit über die Juden in Deutschland – dies Exemplar in schlechterem Zustande, gelocht, Rand fransig und mit Läsuren, fleckig, 2 Falzen, jedoch keine handschr. Nummer), 680 (Die Saar – Deutschlands Ehrensache).

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        [EXTENSIVE PHOTO ALBUM OF WORLD WAR I BATTLEFIELDS, ACTION, AND DAMAGES IN FRANCE, COMPILED BY A SOLDIER IN THE UNITED STATES SIGNAL CORPS]

      France, 1936. 137 silver gelatin photographs, varying sizes, many with typed captions. Oblong folio. Black cloth photo album, tied with cord, lacking front board. Photos mounted on grey card stock with occasional chips and small tears, particularly to initial leaves. Photos mostly fine, with an occasional area of soiling and wear. An evocative photo album collected by an American soldier in France with the Signal Corps during World War I, perhaps assembled as retrospective on the company's war service. A number of photos are marked "U.S. Official" and "Signal Corps," and several of the pages have long typed captions explaining events. The album examines the final months and aftermath of the recent war as the photographer travels through France, as well as examples of work during the war with images captured at various battles. The Signal Corps was integral in the war effort and provided necessary communications between all personnel throughout the war. They were also inventors and innovators of new technology, such as the radiotelephone, to help aid in the ease of transmitting information. The first page of the album is entitled "No Mans Land," and contains a trench photo of two men and a later picture of a man standing in the woods, with a caption that reads, "The most confusing thing about old no-mans land is the fact that there is a national highway now running down the middle of it from Varennes thru Avocourt and on to Verdun. The picture above is the only one in action in 1918 by our outfit and shows some of Co. F, dodging shell fire in no-man land.... The picture to the left is myself standing where Cy Noble was killed on the dirt road from Cigalleri to No-mans land." The album continues in this vein, with photographs of destroyed French towns, battle action and soldiers. One photo shows a group of soldiers working in a field, captioned, "The worst job of all. Cutting wire under fire before the advance on Very," while another reads, "A view of the Cheppy Road looking north. We advanced up this September 26, 1918. Engineers are here repairing the mine craters." The middle section of the album continues with photos of the French countryside containing remnants of the war and the cemeteries full of war casualties alongside images of the areas taken during the war. The final section contains images of World War I artillery and aviation, as well as several aerial shots of French cities, much of which relates to the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, fought in the final days of the war before the armistice. An engaging compilation of contemporary wartime action photographs and images from a later tour of the area by a veteran who was there.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Im Dienste Bismarcks. Persönliche Erinnerungen, bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Helmuth Rogge

      Berlin, Verlag E.G.Mittler & Sohn, 1936. Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Leinen / Ganzleinen / GLn / Ln gr.8vo 17,5 x 25 cm) mit Rückentitel und Deckelvignette in Goldprägung sowie Kopffarbschnitt. 438 Seiten, Schrift: Fraktur, mit einer Frontispiz-Fotoabbildung des Verfassers auf Kunstdruckpapier. - Beiliegend: \"Bücher über Bismarck\", Zeitungsauschnitt mit einer Besprechung dieses Werks in der Literaturbeilage der Kölnischen Zeitung (vor 1945). - Erste Auflage, EA, Erstausgabe in guter Erhaltung (Einband mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, sonst gut). - Biografie, Biographie, Fürstreichskanzler Otto von Bismarck, Lebensbild, deutscher Reichskanzler, Deutsches Reich, Preußen, deutsche Geschichte im 19. Jahrhundert, preußischer Junker / Adeliger, illustrierte Bücher, Auswärtiges Amt im 19. Jahrhundert, Politische Abteilung des Auswärtigen Amtes, Bismarcks diplomatische Gehilfen, Bismarcks Gedankenwerkstätte, Wilhelm I. und Bismarck, Berliner Leben und Gesellschaft, Kaiser Wilhelm II., Friedrichsruh, Reichshunde, Tischgespräche Fürst Bismarcks, Entfremdung zwischen Kaiser und Kanzler Versand D: 5,90 EUR Biografie, Biographie, Fürstreichskanzler Otto von Bismarck, Lebensbild, deutscher Reichskanzler, Deutsches Reich, Preußen, deutsche Geschichte im 19. Jahrhundert, preußischer Junker / Adeliger, illustrierte Bücher, Auswärtiges Amt im 19. Jahrhundert, Politische Abteilung des Auswärtigen Amtes, Bismarcks diplomatische Gehilfen, Bismarcks Gedankenwerkstätte, Wilhelm I. und Bismarck, Berliner Leben und Gesellschaft, Kaiser Wilhelm II., Friedrichsruh, Reichshunde, Tischgespräche Fürst Bismarcks, Entfremdung zwischen Kaiser und Kanzler

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        La prestidigitation sans bagages, ou mille tours dans une valise.

      Paris, Mayette, 1936-1944. ____ Première édition de cette véritable encyclopédie de la prestidigitation. Ouvrage très rare complet : il a été publié en fascicules pendant 8 ans et, pour la moitié, durant la guerre ! Il est illustré par plus de 1233 figures dans le texte. Le tome VIII contient : Un rêve : sketch magique en vers suivi de l'explication de tous les tours présentés. Index des noms cités. Table des matières. Errata et addenda. Bel exemplaire dans une reliure uniforme. *****. 8 tomes reliés en 5 volumes in-8. [238 x 150 mm] Collation : 290 / 552 / 363 / 419 / 445, (2) / 564 / 482, (2) / 184, (52) pp. Demi-toile beige, dos orné. (Reliure récente.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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        Die Blendung.

      Vienna, Reichner, 1936 (1935). - 8vo. 560 pp. Original cloth illustrated by Alfred Kubin. First edition of the author's first publication (preceded only by three translations of novales by Upton Sinclair). In 1981 Canetti was honoured with the Nobel Prize in Literature. - Spine tanned in places, otherwise an uncommonly clean copy. Provenance: from the estate of the Frankfurt lawyer Wilhelm A. Schaaf (1929-2015), a specialist in economic, commercial and insolvency law. WG 4. Raabe (Kubin) 537. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Les Serpents de l'Indochine, in 2 volumes, complete.

      Toulouse: Henri Basuyau, 1936. First edition.. Bump to the top inner corner of volume 1, small bump to bottom outer corner of volume 2, uniform foxing to the wrappers which gives them a mottled appearance, the outer page edges of volume 2 are light browned - the remainder of the text is generally bright and clean, overall a good solid copy offered at a reduced price.. Pp. 141, 13 text-figures, 1 map; pp. 585, 185 text-figures. Publisher's original printed pale green wrappers lettered in black on the spine and front cover, sm 4to (26 x 17.5 cm). Volume I: Éstudes sur La Fauna. Volume II: Catalogue Systématique Descriptif. This is the first thorough monograph on the snakes of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The text is in French. No ownership marks.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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        Autograph letter signed

      1936. Signed. FROST, Robert. Autograph letter signed. Miami, FL [postmark; i.e., Coconut Grove]: no publisher, February 3, 1936 [post mark]. Octavo (6-1/4 by 7 inches), two sheets of paper written on rectos and versos, four pages. $5800.Wonderful four-page autograph letter signed by Frost in which he gives frank advice to an aspiring poet on the paramount importance of ideas in poetry, and the necessity of “striking ideas right out of life” and finding a way to “sock” editors and publishers with these ideas rather than “merely rhyming.” “This is a hard gospel,” he writes. “Ideas, ideasÂ… Ruthlessly demand them of yourself in your own workÂ… Attack the editors with real poetic ideas and IÂ’ll bet you anything you will get published in ten years.” He advises that publishing poems is a “rough jobÂ… be prepared to rough it.”Though they never met, Frost and the recipient of this letter, aspiring poet and avid collector James P.J. Murphy, corresponded for nearly a quarter of a century. ""Murphy was a shy man with a passion for literature and fine printing. He found both in Frost's books. The poet autographed Murphy's copies of his works—often after considerable delay—and sent him his special Christmas cards"" (Burch, ""Three Unpublished Letters of Robert Frost to James P.J. Murphy,"" in ANQ, 13:2, 35-40). Unpublished letters between the two show Frost giving the young poet sound advice on getting his poems published, and promising to get around to autographing copies of his works that Murphy had sent to him for that purpose.The autograph letter signed by Frost is undated, but the postmark of February 3 on the envelope and the post office stamp of Miami, FL, indicate that this letter was written while Frost was in Coconut Grove, a neighborhood of Miami (other correspondence with Murphy from this time period was written in Coconut Grove). The letter reads: ""Dear Mr. Murphy: There isn't very much anyone can help you to in poetry. You learn to make metrical lines from reading metrical lines. Then from good models you learn to make poetic phrases. Anybody who has been successful in giving nicknames has made a beginning in poetic wording. Most of all you have to be a person of ideas—because each poem has to have at least one idea in it—and if you aren't yet a person of ideas you have to become one—you have to acquire the ability to get up ideas. Striking ideas right out of life are the most important part of it. Have them fresh and striking enough and no editor can keep you out of his magazine. This is a hard gospel. Ideas, ideas. Practice your eye on them in other peoples' work. Ruthlessly demand them of yourself in your own work. The danger with most rhymesters is they will think they are accomplishing something by merely rhyming. They don't find out their mistake till too late. Attack the editors with real poetic ideas and I'll bet you anything you will get published in ten years. There is no other road to go. Hump your mind and sock the editors with it. Maybe you are already a writer and all this is wasted on you. Well in that case try yourself on the editors. I might just say something friendly and polite about your poems. The editors are the constituted authorities. They are on their guard against poor and weak stuff. Their approval and disapproval counts. My good-natured thank you gets you nowhere. I know the editors are a human lot and make terrible mistakes (as so should we in their places) nevertheless they are what we have to break through. We are fooling ourselves if we think there is any way around them. Of course I include publishers with editors. There is no special kind of manuscript that appeals to them. Make it plain—that's all. Disinterestedly enclose a stamp for them to return it whether it deserves to be returned or not. You have a rough job ahead of you. Be prepared to rough it. Sincerely yours, Robert Frost."" With accompanying envelope, addressed in Frost's hand.Fine condition.

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        Osiris

      1936. First Edition . SARTON, George, editor. Osiris. Bruges: Sanctae Catharinae, 1936-1956. Twelve volumes. Quarto, original oversized tan paper wrappers, uncut and mostly unopened. $4800.First edition of the first twelve volumes of this important journal focusing on the history of science from ancient mathematics to alchemy in the Middle Ages to Indian astronomy.This journal, edited by respected Belgian-American science historian George Sarton, tracks the history of science and mathematics from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Of particular interest are the articles on astronomy and 12th- to 18th-century alchemy. Volume II features a lengthy paper by W.J. Wilson titled, “An Alchemical Manuscript by Arnaldus de Bruxella,” which discusses the 15th-century manuscript in-depth, offering new translations of portions of the work, interpretations of ArnaldusÂ’ theories, and even includes four illustrations from the manuscript. Volume V includes an article called, “The Texts of Michael ScotÂ’s Ars Alchemie,” which attempts to cast some light on the differences between the three versions of one of the most important alchemical texts extant. The entirety of Volume VI is devoted to cataloguing Latin and vernacular alchemical manuscripts in the United States and Canada, offering in-depth bibliographical information for each manuscript and reprinting portions of their contents. In Volume XI, the history of metals is discussed in 17th-century terms in Edward Hill DuncanÂ’s “The Natural History of Metals and Minerals,” which views metals in terms of MiltonÂ’s Paradise Lost, attempting to reconcile the conflicting beliefs of the time period from transmutation to alchemy to Ancient Greek science. Text generally fine, only lightest wear to a few original wrappers. Fine condition.

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        Reis naar Rusland. Davos-Platz, September-December 1936. 4to. Carbon copy of original typescript in Dutch. Contemporary green cloth, gilt title on spine and front cover.

      - Unpublished account of a journey to Stalinist Russia in 1936 by Joan Hendrik Petrus Ennema, copied from the original typescript and bound for the author. Ennema (1902-1947), a Dutch jurist who worked for the "British Petroleum Maatschappij" in the Dutch East Indies, travelled as part of a larger group of Dutch tourists who visited Moscow and Leningrad by train.In very good condition.

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        Sherston's Progress

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1936. Octavo. Original blue buckram, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the glassine wrapper. Spine lightly faded, offsetting to endpapers, gatherings uncut, an excellent copy, in the glassine wrapper with toned spine, small hole to spine, creasing and loss to extremities and foot of rear panel, closed tear to front flap onto front panel. First edition, signed limited issue, number 294 of 300 copies printed on handmade paper. Sherston's Progress is the final book in Sassoon's semi-autobiographical trilogy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Olympia-Jahr 1936 (Photo-Album containing 216 photographs + 18 caption cards pertaining to the Berlin 1936 Olympics) [COMPLETE SERIES]

      [Presse-Bild-Zentrale Braemer & Güll], [Berlin] 1936 - Oblong folio. Unpaginated. [36]pp. Original bolted brown morocco, with gold lettering on front cover. Originally published in 18 pockets containing each a captioned card, as well as 12 b/w photographic reproductions, this collection of 216 photographs are part of two complete series: A first series of 12 photographs depicting "Berlin im Festschmuck" (Berlin in festive decorations), and showing the following views of the capital of the Third Reich: Berliners and tourists strolling about the Lustgarden amid a display of flags from participating nations, Unter den Linden, view of the Parizer Platz from the top of the Brandenburg Gate, the headquarters of the Organizing Committee for the XIth Olympiad, the flags of the participating nations displayed on the Parizer Platz, the Berlin City Hall, the Potsdamer Bahnhof, and the Adolf-Hitler Platz with buildings decorated with Olympic flags hung side-by-side with Nazi swastikas. Each photograph measures appr. 2 6/8 x 3 1/2", and is numbered at lower left corner. The caption card for these 12 pictures is pasted along with the photographs; A second series of 204 photographs starting with the beginning of the torch relay in Athens up to the closing ceremony, highlights the most memorable moments of the 1936 Berlin Games. Some of the pictures depict the following: Hitler opening the games, Helen Mayer*, Jesse Owens, various other athletes competing, etc. Each photograph measures appr. 2 6/8 x 3 1/2", and is numbered at lower left corner. The second series' 17 captioned texts are pasted along with the photographs. Moderate shelf wear along edges of album. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover. All the tissue-guards have been more or less neatly removed by previous owner. Captions in German. Album in overall good+, interior in very good condition. About the Berlin 1936 Olympics: Under Goebbels' direction, the Nazis intended to use the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin as a showcase for the "new Germany. The Nazis also hoped to profit from the tens of thousands of souvenir-hungry tourists who would bring much needed foreign currency into the country. The Nazi administration spent 42 million Reichmarks building an impressive 325-acre Olympics sports complex located about five miles west of Berlin. This was the same site that had been chosen for the canceled 1916 Games. The centerpiece of the new sports complex was the gigantic Olympic Stadium built of natural stone which could seat 110,000 spectators. Inside this stadium, the world's largest, there was a special seating area built for Hitler and top Nazis. While the ambitious Olympic construction project was underway in 1934-35, huge controversy erupted over the exclusion of Jewish athletes from Germany's Olympic team. The president of Germany's Olympic Committee, Dr. Theodor Lewald, was himself ousted from this prestigious position after it was revealed his paternal grandmother was Jewish. He was replaced by a high ranking SA man named Hans von Tschammer und Osten. * Helene Mayer (1910-1953) was a world champion Olympic fencer who competed for Nazi Germany in the 1936 Summer Olympics, despite having been forced to leave Germany and resettle in the United States because she was of partial Jewish family background. Mayer was born in Offenbach am Main, the daughter of Ida (née Becker) and Ludwig Mayer, a physician. Her father was Jewish and her mother was Lutheran. In 1933 she learned that she had been expelled from the Offenbach Fencing Club as part of a Nazi purge of Jewish athletes. She fled persecution in Germany after Hitler's rise to power because of her status as a Mischling, having a Jewish father. The Amateur Athletic Union then voted to boycott the 1936 Olympics, to be held in Berlin, unless Jews were allowed to take part in the German trials and compete for Germany in the Olympics. As a gesture of compliance, the German Olympic Committee invited Mayer to join the national team. She accepted, hoping to be accepted back into [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Spain

      , 1936. 1936. First Edition . Signed. BONE, Muirhead. Old Spain. Two volumes. WITH: Two Drypoints. London: Macmillan, 1936. Together, three volumes. Elephant folio (14-1/2 by 21 inches), original full brown pigskin gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut; etchings in original matching portfolio with brown paper boards. $8500.Signed limited first edition of this monumental collection of Spanish landscapes, cityscapes and interiors, number 24 of only 265 sets, with 120 large full-page illustrations in various media (three double-page, many in color) by Muirhead Bone and descriptions by Gertrude Bone, signed by both, with the additional portfolio of two original drypoint etchings, each signed by Muirhead Bone. With a presentation inscription from artist W. Russell Flint and two related signed autograph letters, one from Muirhead to Flint and one from Mary Bone to John Moore, the recipient of this copy.Because Muirhead Bone was originally trained as an architect, it stands to reason that his favorite subjects were city architecture (which often focussed on urban demolition and renewal), industrial plants and landscapes. His art ""reflects the mind of the architect, an almost mathematical feeling for strains and stresses"" (DNB). Bone's preferred media were etching, dry-point and lithography. ""In the art of dry-point, Bone did not, from his first attempts, take long to achieve a mastery which it was well-nigh impossible to improve upon, certainly not as a technical process"" (Kenneth M. Guichard). Appointed official British war artist during the First World War, he produced 150 lithographs of the conflict, published by the War Department as The Western Front (1917). After the armistace he returned to his earlier subject matter, adding a new fascination with shipyards and the war-damaged towns of France. For many years, Bone and his wife Gertrude took up residence in Italy and Spain. This monumental collection of his drawings and prints of Spain were ""gathered during leisurely visits extending over the last years of the old régime."" Bone's work is known for its meticulous detail, without ever becoming labored. With the separate portfolio of two original drypoint etchings signed by Bone: ""The Apse, Leon Cathedral"" and ""Roman Bull Excavated at Merida,"" often missing. Inscribed in volume I by fellow Scottish artist W. Russell Flint, ""For my dear friend John Moore with every good and affectionate wish from his companion on many happy occasions. W. Russell Flint.

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        Svedove pred Brnem [Swedes at Brno]

      K.V.U. Alsem, Brno 1936 - SIGNED. Quarto [26.5 cm] in beige cloth with gilt-stamped backstrip, bound-in silk ribbon marker. Leaves unopened, as designed (the edges do not need to be cut in order to view content). Upper corners lightly snubbed, else very light wear. Each woodcut has been numbered just below in pencil, in the same hand as the number on colophon. Wordless novel told in 36 woodcuts, with 16 pages of text exposition in Czech preceding. Signed in pencil by Bochorakova-Dittrichova on title page. Handnumbered 77 on colophon. One of 90 copies printed on chamois paper. The remainder of the edition consisted of ten copies printed on handmade paper, for a total edition of 100 copies.Svedove pred Brnem is an account in pictures of the unsuccessful attempt by the Swedish to take the Moravian capital city of Brno during the Thirty Years War.Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova (1894-1980) was the first female wordless novelist, and the only woman to work in this medium during its heyday. She was born in the Moravian region of what is now the Czech Republic and spent most of her life in Brno, the Moravian capital. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1923 received a government scholarship to study printmaking in Paris. Bochorakova-Dittrichova's unpublished wordless novel Malí ka Na Cestách [The Artist on Her Journey] recounts this period in her life. In Paris, she first encountered the wordless novels of Flemish artist Franz Masereel, the originator of the form, and was inspired to create her own. Over the course of her long career, Bochorakova-Dittrichova published several wordless novels, along with travelogues and historical works. She also worked as a printmaker and illustrator, and was highly regarded in her native land, though largely unknown elsewhere. This changed in 2014, when the National Museum of Women in the Arts held an exhibition of her work entitled "The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova," and this important artist finally began to gain global recognition. Her work, however, is still not widely available. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ÂŠvédové p ed Brnem [Swedes at Brno]

      Brno: K.V.U. Alsem, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [26.5 cm] in beige cloth with gilt-stamped backstrip, bound-in silk ribbon marker. Leaves unopened, as designed (the edges do not need to be cut in order to view content). Irregular toning to boards, else very light wear. Light pen scribble to page listing illustrations, else interior is unmarked. Wordless novel told in 36 woodcuts, with 16 pages of text exposition in Czech preceding. One of 90 copies printed on chamois paper. The remainder of the edition consisted of ten copies printed on handmade paper, for a total edition of 100 copies. Švédové p ed Brnem is an account in pictures of the unsuccessful attempt by the Swedish to take the Moravian capital city of Brno during the Thirty Years War. Helena Bocho áková-Dittrichová (1894-1980) was the first female wordless novelist, and the only woman to work in this medium during its heyday. She was born in the Moravian region of what is now the Czech Republic and spent most of her life in Brno, the Moravian capital. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1923 received a government scholarship to study printmaking in Paris. Bocho áková-Dittrichová's unpublished wordless novel Malí ka Na Cestách [The Artist on Her Journey] recounts this period in her life. In Paris, she first encountered the wordless novels of Flemish artist Franz Masereel, the originator of the form, and was inspired to create her own. Over the course of her long career, Bocho áková-Dittrichová published several wordless novels, along with travelogues and historical works. She also worked as a printmaker and illustrator, and was highly regarded in her native land, though largely unknown elsewhere. This changed in 2014, when the National Museum of Women in the Arts held an exhibition of her work entitled "The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bocho áková-Dittrichová," and this important artist finally began to gain global recognition. Her work, however, is still not widely available.

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        Ocean Racing

      1936. First Edition . Signed. (PATTON, Jr., George S.) LOOMIS, Alfred F. Ocean Racing. The Great Blue-Water Yacht Races 1866-1935. New York: William Morrow, 1936. Octavo, original blue cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $8800.First edition of this classic work on ocean racing, signed in ink on the front board by General Patton and boldly signed and dated by him (""June 27 1936"") on the front free endpaper.""General George S. Patton Jr. has earned a place in the pantheon of authentic American heroesÂ…. [Yet] his great success on the battlefield did not come about by chanceÂ…. He read voraciously"" (D'Este, Patton, 3-4, 317-18). This copy of Ocean Racing—Patton's own copy—is twice signed by him. No other military leader wrote so frequently in his letters or diary what he was reading, and no leader's library was so well-documented since Napoleon's. Patton's library, which was almost entirely inherited by his son, Major General George Patton III, was given to West Point, with just a small portion of books, including these volumes, inherited by other descendants or friends. Some years ago, when a prominent bookseller was discussing Patton's library with his son, his son remarked, ""My old man could afford to buy the books and he could afford to write in them—nobody else in the army had any money."" Patton's book collection remains a testament to the value he placed on books and the interest he took in them as tools for learning. This volume reflects Patton's interest in the sea. Three years after signing this volume, he had a schooner built—named the When and If—that he intended to sail around the world after World War II, a plan left tragically unfulfilled by his untimely death in 1945 after a jeep accident. With frontispiece and 30 pages of illustrations and maps. With an equation in pencil on the same page as Patton's dated owner signature.Some toning to cloth. Patton often traveled with what he was reading, even on campaigns, and his books typically show signs of substantial wear. A handsomely boxed volume with wonderful provenance.

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        DICCIONARI DE LA DANSA, DELS ENTREMESOS I DELS INSTRUMENTS DE MÚSICA I SONADORS . Volum primer DANSA

      Edita : Fundació Concepcio Rabell i Cibils, Vda. Romaguera 1936 - Barcelona 1936 . Col.leccio : Cançoner Popular de Catalunya . Enquad : Rústica . 22,4 x 28,3cms. IX+519pag. il.lustracions musicals, folklòriques i etnogràfiques en b/n. Tema : Dansa, Tradicions populars . Idioma : Català . Llibre en bon estat, suaus restes d'oxid en llom, intons amb les barbes .

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        Two-Body Problem in General Relativity Theory" in The Physical Review, Volume 49, Number 5, March 1, 1936, pp. 404-405

      FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF EINSTEIN & ROSEN'S REFUTATION OF SILBERSTEIN'S CHALLENGE TO GENERAL RELATIVITY. In scientific literature this is often referred to as the Silberstein-Einstein Controversy. "Ludwik Silberstein, who initially was a supporter of the special theory, objected at different occasions against general relativity. In 1920 he argued that the deflection of light by the sun, as observed by Arthur Eddington et al. (1919), is not necessarily a confirmation of general relativity, but may also be explained by the Stokes-Planck theory of complete aether drag. However, such models are in contradiction with the aberration of light and other experiments. In 1935, following [the] controversial debate with Einstein, Silberstein published a solution of Einstein's field equations that appeared to describe a static, axisymmetric metric with only two point singularities representing two point masses. Such a solution clearly violates our understanding of gravity: with nothing to support them and no kinetic energy to hold them apart, the two masses should fall towards each other due to their mutual gravity, in contrast with the static nature of Silberstein's solution. This led Silberstein to claim that A. Einstein's theory was flawed, in need of a revision. In response, Einstein and Rosen [a theoretical physicist who worked with Einstein on the foundations of quantum mechanics] published a Letter to the Editor [in the offered issue] in which they pointed out a critical flaw in Silberstein's reasoning. Unconvinced, Silberstein took the debate to the popular press, with The Evening Telegram in Toronto publishing an article titled "Fatal blow to relativity issued here" on March 7, 1936.Nonetheless, Einstein was correct and Silberstein was wrong: as we know today, all solutions to Weyl's family of axisymmetric metrics, of which Silberstein's is one example, necessarily contain singular structures ("struts", "ropes", or "membranes") that are responsible for holding masses against the attractive force of gravity in a static configuration" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society. Complete issue in original wraps. 4to. (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). Light toning around the edges of the wraps, otherwise clean and bright inside and out. Very good to near fine condition.

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        Švédové p ed Brnem [Swedes at Brno]

      Brno: K.V.U. Alsem, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto [26.5 cm] in beige cloth with gilt-stamped backstrip, bound-in silk ribbon marker. Leaves unopened, as designed (the edges do not need to be cut in order to view content). Irregular toning to boards, else very light wear. Light pen scribble to page listing illustrations, else interior is unmarked. Wordless novel told in 36 woodcuts, with 16 pages of text exposition in Czech preceding. One of 90 copies printed on chamois paper. The remainder of the edition consisted of ten copies printed on handmade paper, for a total edition of 100 copies.Švédové p ed Brnem is an account in pictures of the unsuccessful attempt by the Swedish to take the Moravian capital city of Brno during the Thirty Years War.Helena Bocho áková-Dittrichová (1894-1980) was the first female wordless novelist, and the only woman to work in this medium during its heyday. She was born in the Moravian region of what is now the Czech Republic and spent most of her life in Brno, the Moravian capital. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1923 received a government scholarship to study printmaking in Paris. Bocho áková-Dittrichová's unpublished wordless novel Malí ka Na Cestách [The Artist on Her Journey] recounts this period in her life. In Paris, she first encountered the wordless novels of Flemish artist Franz Masereel, the originator of the form, and was inspired to create her own. Over the course of her long career, Bocho áková-Dittrichová published several wordless novels, along with travelogues and historical works. She also worked as a printmaker and illustrator, and was highly regarded in her native land, though largely unknown elsewhere. This changed in 2014, when the National Museum of Women in the Arts held an exhibition of her work entitled "The First Woman Graphic Novelist: Helena Bocho áková-Dittrichová," and this important artist finally began to gain global recognition. Her work, however, is still not widely available.

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        Shadow Over Innsmouth

      Pennsylvania: Visionary Publishing Co.,, 1936. Illustrated by Frank A. Utpatel. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine in silver, with the errata slip laid in. With the dust jacket by Utpatel. Housed in a custom black flat-backed folding case. 7 binder's blanks at front Frontispiece and 3 plates by Utpatel. Blindstamp to foot of title page. Spine gently rolled, light bumps to ends; an excellent copy of this fragile book in the slightly dirty jacket, small chips to spine ends, short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first printing. According to the publisher, "about 400 sets of sheets were printed, but half of these were destroyed. About 200 copies were bound and issued"; making this an uncommon book in any condition, only found institutionally in North America, and traced at auction just 11 times. An unillustrated white jacket was also issued with the first printing, with no known priority between the two jackets, although Utpatel's is generally considered more appealing.

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        Osiris

      , 1936. 1936. First Edition . SARTON, George, editor. Osiris. Bruges: Sanctae Catharinae, 1936-1956. Twelve volumes. Quarto, original oversized tan paper wrappers, uncut and mostly unopened. $4800.First edition of the first twelve volumes of this important journal focusing on the history of science from ancient mathematics to alchemy in the Middle Ages to Indian astronomy.This journal, edited by respected Belgian-American science historian George Sarton, tracks the history of science and mathematics from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Of particular interest are the articles on astronomy and 12th- to 18th-century alchemy. Volume II features a lengthy paper by W.J. Wilson titled,

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        Absalom, Absalom!

      1936. First Edition . Signed. FAULKNER, William. Absalom, Absalom! New York: Random House, 1936. Octavo, original half green cloth gilt, patterned paper boards, top edge gilt, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $7250.Signed limited first edition of “the greatest American novel since the turn of the century,” number 231 of only 300 copies signed by Faulkner—with folding map of FaulknerÂ’s fictional Yoknapatawpha County.""Absalom is the peak of Faulkner's fictional achievement. It is unquestionably the greatest American novel since the turn of the centuryÂ… Its sole competitors among contemporary American novels are Dreiser's American Tragedy and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, neither of which approaches Faulkner's innovative daring"" (Karl, 582). As issued without dust jacket or slipcase. Petersen A18.2a. Hamblin & Brodsky 186. Two small faint tape marks to front pastedown.A fine signed copy.

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        Ocean Racing

      , 1936. 1936. First Edition . Signed. (PATTON, Jr., George S.) LOOMIS, Alfred F. Ocean Racing. The Great Blue-Water Yacht Races 1866-1935. New York: William Morrow, 1936. Octavo, original blue cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $8800.First edition of this classic work on ocean racing, signed in ink on the front board by General Patton and boldly signed and dated by him (""June 27 1936"") on the front free endpaper.""General George S. Patton Jr. has earned a place in the pantheon of authentic American heroes…. [Yet] his great success on the battlefield did not come about by chance…. He read voraciously"" (D'Este, Patton, 3-4, 317-18). This copy of Ocean Racing

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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money (1st Printing)

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1936. First printing hardcover. The book is good with dampstaining to the right 1/5 of the front cover, a few tears to the spine, a bit of writing inside the front cover and extensive notes written on the first blank page, shelfwear, lightly bumped corners and some wear to the hinges. There is no dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce book.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Crusader Castles.

      Limited edition, no. 225 of 1,000 copies. Two volumes. 4to. Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in russet niger half morocco, over cream cloth boards, top edges gilt, the neat contemporary ownership inscription of an Evelyn Hill to the front free endpaper of each volume. Plans, drawings and illustrations from photographs plus two folding maps in a loosely inserted envelope. A little marking to the cloth boards, a very good set.

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        Liste des Grands Vins Fins (14 Annual Catalogues)

      , 1936. 1936. First Edition . MAISON NICOLAS. Liste des Grands Vins Fins. [Paris]: (Draeger Frères), 1936-1971. WITH: DERAIN, André. Le Génie du Vin. (Paris: Draeger Frères, 1972). Altogether, fifteen volumes. Quarto (varying sizes), original flexible paper covers (some spiral-bound, some in original glassines). Housed in a pair of matching green clamshell boxes. $4000.First editions of these wonderfully illustrated annual wine lists from Maison Nicolas, with cover designs and illustrations by such leading French painters as Latour and Buffet, together with Derain

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        Danemark. Kopenhagen Fischmarkt.

      Denmark. Andreasen & Lachmann. Ca. 1936. Poster, color lithograph, 39 x 24 1/2 inches (99 x 62 cm). Professionally mounted on linen, minimising soft creasing and minor edge repairs at lower left edge. Beautiful image of a Copenhagen fishmarket, evoking the mist of early morning.

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

      London, Macmillan, 1936. 8vo. Original full cloth with the original printed dust-jacket. Dust-jacket, not price-clipped, with two small closed tears and one 5 cm long tear to upper folding of back flap, barely visible and with minute loss. A few tiny nicks to upper part of dust-jacket, with tiny loss. In all a splendid and very fresh dust-jacket with only very minor flaws. Previous owner's name to front free end-paper. A very fine and clean copy. XII,430,(1) pp. First edition of Keyne's landmark work; of one of the most important and influential books in the history of economics and social sciences in general. In terms of importance Keynes' book is often compared to Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' and Marx's 'Das Kapital'. "Keynes had been a man to reckon with since before the first World War but his great influence began with the publication of [the present work]. Never in the history of modern economics has any book in the first dozen years of its publication received anywhere near the attention that has been given to this one. Never has the use of term and ideas by economists and other persons in discussions of the state of the economy been so altered by one book as in this case, nor has statecraft ever been so modified by analysis and recommendations that were contained within, and that have grown out of, a single work." (Hoover, Twentieth Century Economic Thought)The work forms the foundation of of Keynesian economics, the most influential economic system of the twentieth-century. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. ... (In his General Theory of Employment), he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate. By-passing what he termed the 'underworlds' of Marx, Gesell and Major Douglas, he propounded a hardly less unorthodox programme for national and international official monetary policies. ... Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and his influence during the ensuing decades, even on his theoretical opponents, has been such that a highly placed American official recently remarked that 'we are all Keynesians today'". (Printing and the Mind of Man, 423).PMM 423Moggridge A10

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        On Computable Numbers

      1936. First Edition . TURING, Alan Mathison. ""On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem."" IN: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Second Series, Volume 42 and Volume 43, Parts 3, 4 and 7, pp. 230-240; 241-265; 544-546. London: for the Society, November 30 and December 23, 1936 (parts 1 and 2 of Turing's paper) and April 22, 1937 (correction). Two volumes. Octavo, modern green cloth; portions of wrappers bound in. $28,500.First appearance of the concept of the universal computing machine, which would come to be known as a Turing machine: “it is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence.” Complete with the scarce “correction” or third part of this important paper, issued a year after the first two parts and often not present.""Computing is normally done by writing certain symbols on paperÂ… [But] I think that it will be agreed that the two-dimensional character of paper is not essential of computation"" (page 249). David Hilbert, one of the greatest mathematicians of his age and one of Turing's academic forerunners, posed a series of problems, the last of which was his ""Entscheidungsproblem,"" the core of which dealt with whether there was a definite method or ""mechanical process"" that could be applied to any mathematical assertion and which would always produce a correct answer as to whether the assertion was true or false. In the pre-computer age, this was a matter for philosophy and theoretical mathematics. Yet, Turing had an inkling that the future promised something greater and more exact. More than any other individual, Turing created the theoretical foundation for digital computers developed in the 1940s. ""While at Princeton [as a graduate student] Turing published one of his most important contributions to mathematical logic, his 1936-37 paper 'On Computable NumbersÂ…' which immediately attracted general attention. In it he analyzed the processes that can be carried out in computing a number to arrive at a concept of a theoretical 'universal' computing machine (the 'Turing machine'), capable of operating upon any 'computable' sequence—that is, any sequence of zeros and ones"" (DSB). The definition, in fact, of ""computable"" is that the problem can be solved by a Turing machine; this concept of a Turing machine, which could theoretically perform any mathematical calculation, was important in the development of the digital computer. ""In showing that a universal machine was possible, Turing's paper was highly influential in the theory of computation, and it remained a powerful expression of the virtually unlimited adaptability of electronic digital computers"" (Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 394—their copy without the third part). The third part of Turing's paper, rare and present here, is a correction, issued in April of 1937 in response to errors found by Paul Bernays, a Swiss mathematician. Each of the three parts of this important paper appears in the complete journal in which it was originally issued. Last leaf of correction (Volume 3, page 545-46) misbound so sequence of correction is 544, 546, 545. Tape reinforcement to verso of Volume 42 title page, slight soiling and a few creases to interior but generally quite nice, cloth fine. A scarce item in nearly fine condition.

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        Shadow Over Innsmouth. Illustrated by Frank A. Utpatel.

      Pennsylvania: Visionary Publishing Co., 1936 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to front cover and spine in silver, with the errata slip laid in. With the dust jacket by Utpatel. Housed in a custom black flat-backed folding case. 7 binder's blanks at front Blindstamp to foot of title page. Spine gently rolled, light bumps to ends; an excellent copy of this fragile book in the slightly dirty jacket, small chips to spine ends, short closed tear to head of front panel. Frontispiece and 3 plates by Utpatel. First edition, first printing. According to the publisher, "about 400 sets of sheets were printed, but half of these were destroyed. About 200 copies were bound and issued"; making this an uncommon book in any condition, only found institutionally in North America, and traced at auction just 11 times. An unillustrated white jacket was also issued with the first printing, with no known priority between the two jackets, although Utpatel's is generally considered more appealing. Bleiler 1039. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Hefte 1 - 14 Januar - Dezember 1936 (vollständiger 1. Jahrgang) * mit Original-Anschreiben des Verlags zum ersten erschienenen Heft im Juli 1936

      Berlin, Reichsnäherstand Verlags-GmbH, 1936 - (noch Bilder zu Nr.24374) - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, deutsche Kavallerie, deutsches Militär, Reitertruppe, deutsche Reitergemeinde, deutscher Reitergeist, Rennsport, Reiterkämpfe, Reitturnier, elegante Reitmode, Reitkleidung für Damen und Herren, deutsche Reitkunst im Nationalsozialismus, Pferdezucht in Ostpreussen, Förderung der deutschen Warmblutzucht und Reiterei, reiterliche Gedanken im Landvolk, der deutsche Bauer auf dem selbstgezogenen Pferd, Wehrhaftmachung unseres Volkes, Gauleiter Koch Ostpreußen, Antisemitismus, SS-Reiter-Standarte, SS-Reiter, Turniersport im Nationalsozialismus, SA-Reiter, berittene SA, SA.-Reiter-Quadrille, Nationalsozialisten mit reiterlichem Geist, illustrierte Bücher, nationalsozialistisches / völkisches Gedankengut Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Mules and Men

      London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co, 1936. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First UK edition of this scarce Harlem Renaissance title. A lovely near fine example in mauve cloth in very good priced dustwrapper with split at rear fold. Considerably scarcer edition than the US counterpart which precedes by one year.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Le contre ciel

      First edition, one of 230 numbered copies on Auvergne, only printing after 10 Chine and a few hors commerce.Illustrated in frontispiece with an original lithograph by Etienne Cournault.Spine and covers slightly and marginally faded as usual.A complete copy, retaining its advertising band. Université de Paris Paris 1936 15,5x20,5cm broché

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        General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

      1936. First Edition . KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London: Macmillan, 1936. Octavo, original blue-green cloth, original dust jacket. $14,000.First edition of Keynes’ last major work, considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, rarely found in the original dust jacket.Keynes' General Theory ranks with Smith's Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus' Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. ""The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate"" (PMM 423). Owner signature along upper edge of dust jacket front panel.Light foxing to edges and first few leaves, cloth near-fine. Attractive dust jacket with small chip to foot of gently toned dust jacket spine, affecting publisher's name, shallow wear to corners. A very desirable copy in the scarce original dust jacket.

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        Merlusse. - Cigalon

      First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Japan paper, the tirage de tête.Autograph inscription signed by Marcel Pagnol, dated 1971, to a couple of his acquaintance: "... Pour Josy et André Bernard ce Merlusse qui eût un très grand succès, et "Cigalon", film comique qui n'a fait rire que moi...[...For Josy and André Bernard this Merlusse which was a great success and 'Cigalon', a comic film that made no one laugh but me...]"Covers and spine lightly and marginally faded as usual, otherwise a good, well-margined copy. Fasquelle Paris 1936 15x20,5cm broché

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        Old Spain

      1936. First Edition . Signed. BONE, Muirhead. Old Spain. Two volumes. WITH: Two Drypoints. London: Macmillan, 1936. Together, three volumes. Elephant folio (14-1/2 by 21 inches), original full brown pigskin gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut; etchings in original matching portfolio with brown paper boards. $8500.Signed limited first edition of this monumental collection of Spanish landscapes, cityscapes and interiors, number 24 of only 265 sets, with 120 large full-page illustrations in various media (three double-page, many in color) by Muirhead Bone and descriptions by Gertrude Bone, signed by both, with the additional portfolio of two original drypoint etchings, each signed by Muirhead Bone. With a presentation inscription from artist W. Russell Flint and two related signed autograph letters, one from Muirhead to Flint and one from Mary Bone to John Moore, the recipient of this copy.Because Muirhead Bone was originally trained as an architect, it stands to reason that his favorite subjects were city architecture (which often focussed on urban demolition and renewal), industrial plants and landscapes. His art ""reflects the mind of the architect, an almost mathematical feeling for strains and stresses"" (DNB). Bone's preferred media were etching, dry-point and lithography. ""In the art of dry-point, Bone did not, from his first attempts, take long to achieve a mastery which it was well-nigh impossible to improve upon, certainly not as a technical process"" (Kenneth M. Guichard). Appointed official British war artist during the First World War, he produced 150 lithographs of the conflict, published by the War Department as The Western Front (1917). After the armistace he returned to his earlier subject matter, adding a new fascination with shipyards and the war-damaged towns of France. For many years, Bone and his wife Gertrude took up residence in Italy and Spain. This monumental collection of his drawings and prints of Spain were ""gathered during leisurely visits extending over the last years of the old régime."" Bone's work is known for its meticulous detail, without ever becoming labored. With the separate portfolio of two original drypoint etchings signed by Bone: ""The Apse, Leon Cathedral"" and ""Roman Bull Excavated at Merida,"" often missing. Inscribed in volume I by fellow Scottish artist W. Russell Flint, ""For my dear friend John Moore with every good and affectionate wish from his companion on many happy occasions. W. Russell Flint. —- March 31, 1967."" Flint, a celebrated artist and illustrator, shared with Bone a love of Spain, to which he also returned for inspiration throughout his life. Laid into this copy are two autograph letters signed. The first, from Muirhead Bone to Russell Flint, reads: ""The Radcliffe Infirmary (Private Block) Oxford. Oct 2, 1953. My dear Russell Flint, There must be few letters giving one such a pleasure to answer as yours! I have been here nearly 10 weeks now and the days have often been a bit dreary. Your letter made me very bright indeed. Of course I know better but as an invalid I just ignore that and sip my sugared tea. They have now finished a block of radio-therapy treatments on me and in a fortnight am being allowed to go home—for a while anyhow. My general health may then improve they think. Speriamo! Afraid it may be some time before I remember how to sharpen a pencil though. Again my warmest thanks for your kindness and warmest best wishes to your own work. Yours ever, Muirhead Bone."" Sadly, Bone's health did not improve, and he died three weeks later on October 21, 1953. A second, undated letter is from Mary Bone to the recipient of this copy. It reads ""140 Haverstock Hill NW3 May 8th. Dear Mr. Moore. I am sorry not to reply to your letter before; I received it in Rome, from where I have recently returned. Your theory about squaring out the first page of a sketchbook is, I fear, with no foundation, I never saw Muirhead do that. His method, when drawing in cramped quarters, or on the spur of the moment, was to use a small sketchbook and two strong elastic bands top and bottom so that the page could be torn out, pushed up, and the drawing continued. Or the same process done horizontally [two labeled sketches]. I am glad you enjoyed the exhibition, I hope we will be able to have some more of his work on show soon. I will keep your address and let you know if I turn up anything you might like to see. Yours sincerely Mary Bone."" A few spots to portfolio boards only, plates and text beautiful and bright. Fine condition.

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        Autograph postcard signed ("V. Nabokoff").

      [Berlin, 5 August 1936]. - Oblong 8vo. 1 p. With autogr. address and return address. To the Belgian writer Robert M

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        My South Sea Island

      

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        The Bruiser [Inscribed]

      Greenberg: Publisher, New York 1936 - "Tully had been boxing professionally for several years, on and off, in his twenties (the jacket blurb credits him with 43 bouts), and had long been urged by Mencken and others to use this experience as fodder for a novel. He finally gave in, influenced in no small part by his disdain for previous boxing fiction by such non-pugilists as Ernest Hemingway and George Bernard Shaw" (PROUTY 11). HANNA 3566. Octavo (19.5cm); tan cloth, with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; [6], 248pp. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Marie Nelson Lee / with appreciation for friendship and understanding when both were rare - Jim Tully." Topstain slightly faded, mild softening to spine ends, with some offsetting to pastedowns from binders glue; Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, spine-sunned and lightly edgeworn, with small chips to crown and corners (not affecting titles) and a few small tears: Very Good or better. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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