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

      [Berlin]: [Presse-Bild-Zentrale Braemer & Güll], 1936. First edition. Hardcover. vg. 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 German society, and returned to Germany to compete in the 1936 Summer Olympics, despite protests from the American Jewish community and other Jewish athletes, She won a silver medal. Controversially, she wore a swastika and extended her right arm in the Nazi salute on the medal stand during the medal ceremony. This rankled many, but others explained that she was trying to protect her family. Although her Jewish father had died in 1931, her mother and two brothers had continued to live in Germany. Mayer considered herself German and wanted to represent her country, but she was not accepted back into German society. She was one of a number of Jewish athletes who won medals at the Nazi Olympics in Berlin in 1936.

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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]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1936 - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT

      Published by Daily Express, 1936. Hardback. Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Almost very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. Red cloth with illustration of Rupert sitting reading on front cover. Black, red and white illustrations. The first time Rupert appeared wearing his now famous red jumper. (Tourtel's Rupert was dressed in blue). 124 pages. First story is Rupert and the Wonderful Kite. Uneven fading to covers. Wear to corners. Foxing throughout. Page 37 a painting page has been approx. 1/2 completed neatly. Pages 58/59 have a black ink mark smudged across. Last page (painting page) has been completed with paints! Wrapper is a bit foxed, has some edge-chipping/creasing, but just a little loss to corners. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Handw

      Wien, Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1936 Gr. 8

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Reed and Allied Families: Genealogical and Biographical Studies, Illustrated with Engravings of Portraits and Armorial Bearings

      The American Historical Society, Inc, New York 1936 - Very impresive 1936 Reed (or Reid) family genealogy, privately printed for Mary Dean Reed and sumptuously bound in a highly-decorative, full morocco. A remarkably clean, Near Fine folio, with raised bands and finely-tooled devices and lettering at the compartments. Additional gilt coat-of-arms to the panels and large sprigs of roses adorning the full-morocco pastedowns. All edges gilt, all original tissue-guards (protecting the brightly-colored "coat of-arms" plates) intact. Also includes several interesting pieces of Reed family ephemera laid-in. (From the library of Joseph Verner Reed {1937-2016}, prominent Greenwich, CT scion and former Ambassador to Morocco and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Liste des Grands Vins Fins (14 Annual Catalogues)

      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’s illustrated publication commemorating the sesquicentennial of Maison Nicolas— one of only 300 copies.“From 1928 to 1973, Nicolas has recognized the synergy between wine and art by commissioning such great painters as Derain, Van Dongen and Buffet to illustrate its catalogues of fine vintages.” “Now we start getting closer to the basis of Nicolas’ success. Prime vineyard sites, only old vines— 35 years minimum but typically much older— and growers who work in an organic or even biodynamic way… Of course, there is no fining and (unless absolutely necessary) no filtration and even the bottling is done at the wane of the moon” (Burgundy Report). This collection of 14 Maison Nicolas wine catalogues between the years 1936 and 1971, with their commissioned artistic covers and text illustrations, not only records the vinyard’s annual offerings, but represents a contemporary French popular taste in art— Latour, Galanis, Saint-André, Gischia, Limouse, Caillard, Humblot, Buffet, Midy, Guiramand, Lorjou, Derain, and Favier. Fine condition.

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        Sic Transit Gloria.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright jacket with sunned spine and edges. First edition, first impression. A detective story: James Southern investigates the apparent suicide of Gloria Day. It was published later the same year in the US under the title The Scornful Corpse. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Fine large photo boldly signed in lower margin, "Wallis Windsor" and "Edward" (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor) & the Duchess of WINDSOR (Wallis Simpson, 1896-1986, his wife)

      - showing the Duke saluting the pressmen who are gathered to photograph him as he leaves his hotel to go to the waiting car, the Duchess is not visible, 10" x 8" in mount 11

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Parker Pyne Investigates. SIGNED COPY.

      Collins., London. 1936 - A near fine copy and SIGNED in full by the great Agatha Christie directly onto the title page. No inscriptions. No tears or loss. 248 plus 6 immaculate pages. Book seems unread. Outer maroon boards with silver lettering to the spine is unmarked and colour is uniform from front panel to back. Dated as 1936 (fourth Edition) on the copyright page. Housed in a new facsimile dust-wrapper of the 3/6 edition. Published by Collins and not The Crime Club and as such limited numbers were printed. This is a truly amazing copy for its age and even more so as it has the signature of the author included. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Taqwim al-Nil: wa-asma man tawallaw amr Misr wa-muddat hukmihim `alayha wa-mulahazat tarikhiyah `an ahwal al-khilafah al-`ammah wa-shuun Misr al-khassah `an al-muddah al-munhasirah bayna al-sanah al-ula wa-sanat 1333 al-hijriyah (622-1915 miladiyah)

      Cairo: al-Matba`ah al-Amiriyah, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 vols. in 5 plus a 6th supplementary volume (Mulhaq taqwim al-Nil). folding maps, photos. Modern Middle Eastern quarterbinding (black boards backed in black leather). 31cm. Backstrips scuffed. Former owner's name stamp embossed on title-pages. Tear in portrait in supplemental volume partially repaired with archival tape. No Jackets. Arabic text.

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        Collected Poems 1909-1935

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1936. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge red, other edges untrimmed. With the dust jacket. Some faint marks to cloth, very slight rubbing to ends and corners, some spotting to edges and endpapers, but an excellent copy in the jacket which is a little sunned to spine, very gently rubbed along the extremities, and with very small chips to ends and corners. First edition, first impression, of this collection which "contains all Mr Eliot's poetry that he wishes to preserve", including the first appearance in print of Burnt Norton. The first impression is scarce in any jacket approaching collectable condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Further Range

      New York: Henry Hold and Company,, 1936. Octavo. Original red buckram, titles gilt to spine and front. With the dust jacket. Mild partial toning to front endpapers, an excellent copy in the jacket with light tanning to spine, small chipping to ends and corners and a creased tear to bottom edge of rear panel. First edition, first printing, a nice copy with a scarce personal inscription "To Cornelius Greenway, with my best wishes, Robert Frost". Rev. Cornelius Greenway was a prodigious collector of autographs. Dutch-born, he had immigrated to the United States from Holland in 1914, served with the U.S. Army in France (receiving the Purple Heart and the Service Medal), and from 1926 acted as a Universalist minister, first in Taunton and Boston, and from 1929 until 1965 as pastor of All Souls Church in Brooklyn New York. All this while he was an avid collector of autographs, mainly through highly persistent correspondence. He wrote as many as thirty letters to King Alfonso of Spain before receiving his autographed photograph - Kaiser Wilhem was a relative pushover at 17. Greenway was interviewed in the 14 May 1941 issue of Life Magazine about his autograph collection, and even wrote a book on the subject, Big Game Hunting With a Fountain Pen. His collection was sold by auction in 1970.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Six Against the Yard - First UK Edition in first issue dust wrapper

      Selwyn and Blount, 1936 A first edition, first printing published by Selwyn and Blount in 1936. A very good+ book without inscriptions, with a little off-setting to the endpapers. In a very good unclipped wrapper showing the correct price of 7/6 on the spine. Some chipping to the head of the spine, a little to the tail and some small chips. A little darkening to the spine. Some light internal tape repairs. A very rare book using work by the six Golden Age detective authors including Allingham, Berkeley and Sayers.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed with initials to 'Dear Alderson' (A. A., 1882-1956, Writer, Creator of 'Winnie the Pooh')

      1936 - saying that here "is Sarah Simple. Perhaps I ought to say that I send it 'without prejudice', by which I mean that my agent (Curtis Brown is possibly showing another copy to some other manager, actor or actress at this moment, and may think he has committed me to something, morally, I mean. But we can settle all that later - if you like the play. Talking to you, I said that Kay Hammond (who is terribly keen to play it ) and Laura Couric would make a good pair of women .", 1 side 8vo., 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea headed paper, 26th May

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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1936 - THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT

      Daily Express 1936 - 1936. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. Red cloth with illustration of Rupert sitting reading on front cover. Black, red and white illustrations. The first time Rupert appeared wearing his now famous red jumper. (Tourtel's Rupert was dressed in blue). 124 pages. First story is Rupert and the Wonderful Kite. Uneven fading to covers. Wear to corners. Foxing throughout. Pages 58/59 have a black ink mark smudged across. Last page (painting page) has been completed with paints! Wrapper is a bit foxed, has some edge-chipping/creasing, but just a little loss to corners. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idiot's Delight

      New York: Scribner's, 1936 - First Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "For Percy Hammond, and I hope you'll still vote for this after inspecting it without benefit of Lunts or blondes. Gratefully, Robert E. Sherwood. April 1936." Hammond's review in the Herald Tribune is quoted on the back panel. The recipient died later that month. Basis for the 1939 film, which was written by Sherwood. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Horror on the Asteroid.

      London: Philip Allan, 1936. First edition. 8vo. Bound in publisher's red cloth titled and ruled in black to spine. Minor rubbing and shelfwear, some sunning to extremities. Very good indeed. In a very good, clean example of the extremely scarce dustwrapper, with chipping and loss to spine ends affecting the title and publisher. Minor loss to corners, some soiling and creasing to white rear panel. Perhaps doesn't sound particularly delicious, but it's rarity in any form of dustwrapper makes up somewhat for the wear and tear. One of the highly collectable "Creeps" series.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington]
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        Conference on Jewish Relations NEWS LETTER The Situation of the Jews in Poland. April, 1936

      American Jewish Congress, 221 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 1936 - This is NOT the 1936 reprint. It is the true original news letter of April 1936. Includes bibliographical references (page 2). An important mid-1930¿s report from Abraham G Duker on the oppression of Polish Jews in the inter-war period (following Hitler¿s rise to power but before the German invasion of Poland) , with detailed sociological and statistical materials on educational, economic and political facets to the Jewish community, and the changes undergone in an increasingly anti-semitic Polish state; with introductory statement from Salo W. Baron and Morris R. Cohen concerning pogroms in Poland and comparison of the viciousness of Polish Antisemitic parties to that of Nazi Germany. The author of the report Abraham Gordon Duker (1907¿1987) , "was born in Rypin, Poland, went to the U. S. In 1923. He served on the library staff at the Jewish Theological Seminary (1927¿33) and was research librarian at the Graduate School of Jewish Social Work (1934¿38) . From 1938 to 1943 he was on the staff of the American Jewish Committee, serving inter alia as the editor of the Contemporary Jewish Record (1938¿41) . He was also an editor of the Universal Jewish Encyclopedia (1939¿43) , Reconstructionist, and Jewish Social Studies, a quarterly. Duker was president of the Chicago Spertus College of Judaica (1956¿62) and from 1963 director of libraries and professor of history and social institutions at Yeshiva University. His works include education surveys, books, and articles in his main fields of interest, Polish-Jewish relations and American Jewish sociology. " (EJ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Album du Moyen-Age. Galerie. Compositions avec écritures anciennes et modernes. Ecritures anciennes d'après des manuscrits & les meilleurs ouvrages. - Spécimen des écritures modernes comprenant les romaines fleuronnées, gotiques nouvelles, fractures. Exécutées à la plume.

      Strasbourg, gravé et publié par E. Simon fils lithographe. 1936 - 3 Werke in 1 Band. 40,5x28 cm. Gestoch. Haupt-Titel, 40 gestoch. Tafeln (inkl. Titel); 40 gestoch. Tafeln (inkl. Titel); 40 gestoch. Tafeln (inkl. Titel). Schlichter HLdr.-Bd. der Zeit. (Einband berieben. Rückenkanten etwas eingerissen. Durchgehend fleckig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Notes sur la poésie

      - Glm, Paris 1936, 12,5x17cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 100 copie numerate su pergamena, non la nostra giustificata solo grandi giornali dopo 15 Giappone. autografo prezioso firmato da Paul Eluard René Char: "Copia del mio amico René Char Paul Eluard .." Libro illustrato, frontespizio, un disegno di Salvador Dali. Bella copia di una sorgente in movimento. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, le nôtre non justifié, seuls grands papiers après 15 Japon. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard à René Char : "Exemplaire de mon ami René Char. Paul Eluard." Ouvrage illustré, en frontispice, d'un dessin de Salvador Dali. Bel exemplaire d'une émouvante provenance.

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        The Philosophy of Physics.

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd,, 1936. Translated by W. H. Johnston. Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary gift inscription by J. W. A. Hickson to front free endpaper dated September 1936, ownership stamp to rear pastedown. Spine rolled, pastedowns a little cockled, a few light pencil annotations throughout, wear and tanning to dust jacket spine and joints, some small nicks to jacket extremities, an excellent copy in a very good dust jacket. First edition in English, first impression, the US edition published the same year. This volume of essays on causality was written by the German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory and for which Planck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1918. At the time of publication he was president of the Kaiser Wilhem Society (now the Max Planck Society) and the permanent secretary of the mathematics and physics section of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. In 1935, just one year before he inscribed this copy to "C.M.H.", Canadian psychologist and mountaineer Hickson published a paper called "Causality and Recent Physics" in the Philosophical Review. He was a member of the faculty at McGill University from 1901 to 1924 and would continue to defend causality throughout his writings ("Recent Attacks on Causal Knowledge", Philosophical Review [1938]) until his death in 1956.

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        Christmas And Other Feasts And Festivals (45 linocuts Printed in Colour)

      The First UK Printing published by George Routledge & Sons Ltd. in 1936. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. free from erasures, markings and inscriptions. Mild ghosting to the covers in places. Light spotting to the prelims and end papers but all the linocuts remain clean. The scarce original WRAPPER is in Very Good condition. Edge-wear with large chips to the rear cover and lesser ones to the spine ends and front cover edges. Rubbing with loss along the folds. The wrapper retains the original price of 5s. net. Some staining to the wrapper in places. Despite the faults, the wrapper remains attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. A scarce publication being 'A picture commentary for grown-ups by Claude Flight'. Printed from linocut blocks cut by Claude Flight and Edith Lawrence. Flight was a member of the 'Seven and Five Society' in 1923 whose members included Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth. He was a member of the Grubb Group in 1928. He collaborated with Edith Lawrence with whom he had an interior design business, taught at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art from 1926 and wrote and organised exhibitions on linocuts. His pupils included various now-famous print artists such as Lill Tschudi, Cyril Power, Eileen Mayo and Sybil Andrews. Influenced by Cubism, Futurism and Vorticism, his work expressed dynamic rhythm through bold, simple forms. His linocut prints show his interest in depicting speed and movement. A wonderful publication and very scarce with the original wrapper.

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