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        Pulp magazine]: Astounding Stories -- June 1936, Volume XVII, Number 4

      Street & Smith, New York 1936 - Magazine. Cover by Howard V. Brown. Octavo. 160pp. Perfectbound in wrappers. Lightly rubbed wraps, discreet writing on the cover, and a nick at the crown, near fine with a few interior pages ripped at the corners. This issue features one of H.P. Lovecraft's final stories, "The Shadow Out of Time," considered one of his best. Additional contributions from Nat Schachner, Warner Van Lorne, Stanton A. Coblentz, Chan Corbett, Ross Rocklynne, Spencer Lane, Jack Williamson, and John W. Campbell, Jr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Shadow Out of Time" in Astounding Stories June 1936

      New York: Street & Smith, 1936. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Volume XVII Number 4. June 1936 issue. Original illustrated wraps. 160 pp. Very Good. Typical toning to pages. Chip to bottom corner of front cover and first few pages; front cover also has a thin tear at the head along the spine edge, fragile. Offsetting from staples on back cover. A bit of darkening to foot. This issue of the venerable sci fi, horror, and adventure magazine spotlights one of Lovecraft's best later stories "The Shadow Out of Time," plus work by Stanton A. Coblentz, Jack Williamson, John W. Campbell, Jr. and others.

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        Fanciful Tales of Time and Space. Fall, 1936

      Oakman, Ala.: Shepherd and Wollheim. 1936. Magazine. Octavo. 45, [3]pp. Illustrated glossy wrappers. Cheap paper of the text toned and slight scuffing on front wrap, else near fine. Prints the second appearance of Lovecraft's story "The Nameless City" (originally appeared in Wolverine in 1921). From the collection of John K. Martin, with his simple, tiny book label on the inside of the rear cover. John K. Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press and is perhaps best known for providing Charles Bukowski a guaranteed stipend that allowed Bukowski to leave his post office job in order to write. Martin's private collections are renowned for the superior condition of their material. Joshi I.B.i.40.b .

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        [Pulp magazine]: Astounding Stories -- June 1936, Volume XVII, Number 4

      New York: Street & Smith. 1936. Magazine. Cover by Howard V. Brown. Octavo. 160pp. Perfectbound in wrappers. Lightly rubbed wraps, discreet writing on the cover, and a nick at the crown, near fine with a few interior pages ripped at the corners. This issue features one of H.P. Lovecraft's final stories, "The Shadow Out of Time," considered one of his best. Additional contributions from Nat Schachner, Warner Van Lorne, Stanton A. Coblentz, Chan Corbett, Ross Rocklynne, Spencer Lane, Jack Williamson, and John W. Campbell, Jr. .

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        Whitey Bulger, convicted murderer and organized crime boss in Boston, signs an Alcatraz mug shot of Public Enemy #1 Alvin Karpis with a lengthy recollection of his fellow inmate

      n.p., n.d.. 4" x 6". "Photograph Signed ""James Whitey Bulger / 1428AZ"" on verso with lengthy Autograph Note on verso. Black & white, 6"" x 4"". Dual Alcatraz mug shots of Alvin Karpis, called ""Ray"" by his gang members; the FBI's only Public Enemy #1 ever taken alive. Karpis served at Alcatraz from 1936-1962. Bulger served at Alcatraz from 1959-1962; his Alcatraz prison number was 1428. Fine condition.In part, ""Ray Karpis - Public Enemy No. 1 back in the late 20s and early 30s - Bank Robber, Kidnapper for ransom (adult business man not child) Longest man (prisoner) on Alcatraz about 25 years - Did more than 30 years finally freed to return to Canada hes a Canadian by birth … Nice guy and respected by all the cons on the Rock - he was quiet, very thin & spent time in the yard walking with friend & fellow Canadian Bank Robber John Machibroda - nice guy - Years later we met again in N.Y. City a friend of mine Tommy Durney was hiding John out … D killed by N.Y. Mafia. Good Man. Tom better than man who killed him."""

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        Applications géométriques de l'analyse (2 Tomes - Complet) Tome 1 : La courbe et la surface étudiées en elles-mêmes ; Tome 2 : Relations mutuelles des courbes ou des surfaces. [ Livre signé par l'auteur ]

      Cours recueillis par J. Messager et L. Semah, Elèves de l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, 2 vol. in-4 br., Les Cours de Sorbonne, Certificat d'Etudes Supérieures de Calcul différentiel et intégral, Centre de Documentation Universitaire, Tournier & Constans, Paris, s.d. (circa 1936-1938), 118 pp. (pagination continue) Exemplaire portant au verso du premier feuillet la signature d'Arnaud Denjoy, à titre de "signature confirmant le privilège de l'auteur". Rare exemplaire de ce cours, provenant (avec quelques annotations et compléments) de la bibliothèque de L. Sémah, l'un des deux normaliens ayant mis en forme le cours de Denjoy. Etat satisfaisant (dos abîmés couv. frottée, bon état avec annotations de Lucien Sémah). Français

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        Good Natured Map Shrine Playground.

      AAOANMS. 1936. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 30 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches on sheet size 32 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches, multiple folds. Light creases to upper and lower edge, 3 inch separation to lower fold; good and bright condition. This poster was printed for the 62nd Imperial Council Session of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (now Shriners International) held in Seattle held in Seattle July 13 to 16, 1936. In this printing, distributed after the meeting had taken place, the second and fourth lines of the cartouche text (with "of 1936" and name of the event) have been printed over. "Copyright 1936 by the Farwest Lithograph & Printing Co., Seattle" is printed under title. The map is filled with information pictorially conveyed highlighting the places to visit and activities to enjoy, with little figures of Shriners pictured clam digging, skiing etc etc. While focused on Washington state west of the Cascade mountains, Portland and Mt Hood are featured at the lower edge of the map.

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        Dawn of Flame and other stories

      (The Milwaukee Fictioneers) 1936 - first edition; 313 pp., original full black fabrikoid (or leatherette), very good; printed in Jamaica, New York, by Ruppert Printing Service. Photos available upon request.

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        Dawn Of Flame And Other Stories.[limited Edition Of 250]

      Milwaukee Wisconsin: American Fiction Guild. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1936. First Edition. Flexible leather. Small 8vo (7 7/8 x 5 11/16 inches; 200 x 145 mm) , original gilt-lettered flexible black cloth [fabricoid], red stained edges; extremely minor wear. Frontispiece portrait. Internally clean. 1/250 (of 255) with an introduction by Laurence A. Keating. Near Fine or better, copy in Immaculate custom clam shell cloth box. Author's first book. Currey p. 510. ; 0 .

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        Picasso", Original Lithographic Portrait, Full Sheet ( Also Published In Trimmed Form In "21 Statements" By Picasso, 1936)

      Los Angeles: Pasquale G Napolitano / Lynton Kistler / Merle Armitage, 1936. 1st Edition. No Binding. Fine. Original Lithograph, Image On Sheet , Signed By The Artist Pasquale G Napolitano Below The Image. A Fine Impression With Good Variation In Intensity. The Same Lithographic Plate, But With Image Trimmed At Top And Bottom, Was Used Use As The Frontispiece To The Limited Edition Book Edited By Merle Armitage, "21 Statements" , 1936, The First Book Printing Of Two Magazine Articles By Picasso. This Example Of The Full Lithograph Is From Napolitano's Own Collection. Napolitano Studied At Chouinard And Otis To 1925, Worked With Herman Sachs And Later On His Own Doing Architectural Murals (Los Angeles City Hall, The Miami Beach Biltmore, And Many Prominent Buildings And Estates), Studied Ceramics In Ny And Painting In Germany, And After Returning To Los Angeles In 1933 Began Working In All Media, Including Many Murals For The Wpa, Where He Met Armitage, Who Published A Book About Him In 1935.

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        Uchebnik shankhaiskogo nariechiia. Dopolnennyi perevod i russkaia transkriptsiia L. A. Slobodchikova [A Primer of Shanghai Dialect. Annotated translation with Russian transcriptions by L. A. Slobodchikov]

      Tipografiia, Shanghai 1936 - Octavo (21.5 × 14 cm). Original mustard cloth; VII, 240 pp. Title in Chinese and Russian. Boards lightly soiled; spine sunned; a few pencil annotations and discrete ownership stamp of one George Ivanoff; overall a very good copy. Introductory textbook of Shanghainese, or the Shanghai Dialect, one of the forms of Wu Chinese spoken in Shanghai and its environs (according to the preface, it was at the time the native tongue of twenty million Chinese). Largely drawing on Pott's "Lessons in the Shanghai Dialect", Lev A. Slobodchikov (1910-1983), an engineer and Chinese scholar, prepared this primer for fellow Russian emigres in Shanghai. After the Japanese Occupation of Manchuria, Shanghai became the new center of the Russian emigration in the Far East, explaining the need for the present work. The book is structured into individual lessons that introduce new vocabulary alongside new grammar concepts, with translation exercises and pointers on pronunciation. KVK, OCLC show a single copy at UC Berkeley. Not at the Russian State or National Libraries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OIL PAINT AND GREASE PAINT: Autobiography of Laura Knight (SIGNED, PRESENTATION COPY)

      London Ivor Nicholson & Watson 1936 - FIRST EDITION, SIGNED, PRESENTATION COPY with loose Letter-headed card from Author, also signed. 8vo. dark red hardback with paper title label to spine. 397pp., illustrated with 47 b/w plates. Presentation inscription from Author on ffep reads 'Resi Fraser - who was Resi Kaiser, my old friend and the Belle of Nottingham when we were both young girls. Laura Knight' Signature below of Michael Fraser, 1965 (son of Resi Fraser) and the bookplate of Sir Michael Fraser, Lord Fraser of Kilmorack, is pasted onto inside front cover. The book also contains a postcard, headed 'Dame Laura Knight' with her address, written on both sides to Resi Fraser, signed 'with fond love, Laura' and dated 20.3.36. The content of the letter concerns their childhood together in Nottingham. Slight browning to end papers and very light shelfwear. Overall a VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf OFFICE) ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - please come and browse. PayPal, credit and (UK) debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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

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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.

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        La Jeune Parque

      Paris, Emile Paul Frérés 1936 - 33x0.5x25.5 cm Edition tirée à 225 exemplaires. Copie sur papier d'Arches. De petites rousseurs sur les deux dernières pages. Poèmes et aphorismes écrits par le poète français Paul Valéry (1871-1945), après une longue crise existentielle, et publié après 4 ans d'étude. Le volume, probablement écrit avec des influences de son ami l'auteur André Gide, afin de couronner son retour à la poésie. Langue : français. Un très bel ouvrage, dans d'excellentes conditions. Edition of 225 copies. Copy on d'Arches paper. Very little foxing on the last 2 pages. Poems and aphorisms written by the french poet Paul Valéry (1871-1945), after a long existential crisis, and published after 4 years' study. The volume, probably written also thanks to the influence of the french friend André Gide, crowned his retrurn to poetry. Language: french. Superb copy in excellent conditions.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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

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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.).

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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]

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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.

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

      American Physical Society, Lancaster 1936 - 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 debatewithEinstein, Silberstein published a solutionofEinstein's field equationsthat appeared to describe a static,axisymmetricmetricwith only two pointsingularitiesrepresenting two point masses. Such a solution clearly violates our understanding ofgravity: with nothing to support them and nokinetic energyto 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 thatA. Einstein's theory was flawed, in need of a revision. In response, Einstein andRosen[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, withThe Evening TelegraminTorontopublishing 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

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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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        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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