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        Collected Poems

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1936. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First Edition, Sixth Printing. Signed by Robert Frost to the daughter of his attorney. In Very Good condition, in a Very Good Minus dust jacket. Light toning and tobacco odor to pages. Cloth shows light areas of wear, and a few small stains. The dust jacket is edge worn, with toning to the spine. A nice association.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        News From Tartary. A Journey from Peking to Kashmir

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1936., 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in publisher's red cloth, with "Fu Lei-Ming" in gilt to front board, gilt titles to spine; top edge stained red, bottom edge untrimmed. Dust wrapper reproduces Chinese with titles to front cover and spine, with reviews of Fleming's other works to rear cover; unclipped, some reside where price label has been removed from front flap. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and fold-out maps. Binding shows well, with minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Dust jacket shows well, with slight fading and some creasing to spine ends. Internally clean, including fold-out maps and photographs. Peter Fleming's extraordinary travel narrative in the company of Swiss adventurer Ella Maillart, crossing from Beijing through central China and into the north of the Indian subcontinent. Listed in National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books

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        L'Enginyós Cavaller Don Quixot De La Manxa.

      Octavio Viader, Sant Feliu De Guixols 1936 - XV folios - 1 blanca - 143 folios - y - VIII - 190 folios. Ilustrado con bellas xilografías, cabezales y pies de página, y preciosas letras capitales algunas iluminadas a mano a varias tintas. Portadas también iluminadas a mano.Muy cuidada estampa a dos tintas, sobre buen papel Plantin, de fabricación expresa. Muy elegante encuadernación a pleno pergamino grabado y pintado. = Tirada limitada y numerada de 560 ejs. =El mejor Quijote en catalán. =Muy buen ejemplar. Size: 2 Vols. De 32,5 x 24 Cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BOB STAR - IL CASO MILTON-DELA Pubblicazione settimanale.

      Firenze, Nerbini, 1936. Cm. 19x27,3 - offriamo i 7 fascicoli in brossura originale a colori, spillato (rimosse le graffette metalliche che si stavano arrugginendo), pp. 12 ciascuno, stampate con inchiostro blu. Prima edizione, completa in 7 numeri. Lieve alone di qualche millimetro intorno ai segni delle graffette rimosse; i primi 4 numeri lungo la piegatura hanno uno strappo marginale di 3 centimetri. Complessivamente in buono stato, colori vivaci e carta ben conservata.

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        BOB STAR - IL CASO MILTON - DELA. Pubblicazione settimanale.

      Nerbini 1936 Cm. 19x27,3 - offriamo i 7 fascicoli in brossura originale a colori, spillato (rimosse le graffette metalliche che si stavano arrugginendo), pp. 12 ciascuno, stampate con inchiostro blu. Prima edizione, completa in 7 numeri. Lieve alone di qualche millimetro intorno ai segni delle graffette rimosse; i primi 4 numeri lungo la piegatura hanno uno strappo marginale di 3 centimetri. Complessivamente in buono stato, colori vivaci e carta ben conservata.

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        Histoire des maisons à succursales en France.

      Edition de l'union des entreprises modernes 1936 - 3 volumes grands in-4 plein maroquin, dos à nerfs ornés, couvertures conservée, étuis (reliure de J. Makowsky), 265- 211- 251 pp. Portraits et photographies originales hors texte. Onze bois gravés par R. Renefer à pleine page. Nombreuses illustrations et statistiques in et hors-texte. Bon exemplaire dont la reliure du troisième volume a été soigneusement restaurée en basane. Edition originale. Belle monographie, complète, documentée et très agréablement illustrée de compositions humoristiques et naïves du meilleur goût. Tiré à 565 exemplaires, celui-ci sur vélin. in-4° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dead Men's Morris

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd,, 1936. A Detective Story. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine silver, yellow patterned endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, edges lightly foxed; an excellent, bright copy in the superb, unclipped jacket, slightly nicked and with sunned spine. First edition, first impression of one of Mitchell's earlier books, with the jacket in exceptionally good condition.

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        Les Cahiers des Droits de l'Homme 36e année - du n°2 du 20 janvier 1936 au EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Imprimerie centrale de la Bourse., 1936. Fine. Imprimerie centrale de la Bourse., Paris 1936, 21,5x30cm, 25 fascicules en feuillets. - First edition of this tri-monthly magazine directed by Emile Kahn.Ensemble 25 booklets including 5 double numbers. The # 1, 26, 28 and 33 are official of the League of Human Rights manquants.Organe appeared in 1920, Cahiers are considered by the pro-democracy activist as a tool but also as an important source documentary information. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de cette revue tri-mensuelle dirigée par Emile Kahn. Ensemble de 25 fascicules parmi lesquels 5 numéros doubles. Les n°1, 26, 28 et 33 sont manquants. Organe officiel de la Ligue des Droits de l'Homme apparu en 1920, les Cahiers sont considérés, par les défenseurs de la démocratie comme un outil militant mais aussi comme une importante source d'information documentaire.

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        Campesino, defiende con las armas al gobierno que te dió la tierra

      Graficas Valencia, Intervenido U.G.T. - C.N.T. [1936], Valencia - A dramatic poster of impressive scale, produced to celebrate the land reform policies of the Republican government in the months following the fascist rebellion. Renau (1907-1982) was among the most talented and most prolific of the left-wing artists engaged by the Ministerio de Propaganda. Following the Civil War, he was captured and briefly interned in a French concentration camp, but managed to escape to Mexico in 1939. In Mexico he pursued a long and distinguished career as a muralist, painter, and political propagandist. In 1966 Renau relocated to East Germany, where he published his classic Fata Morgana USA: the American Way of Life, a book of photomontaged images highly critical of North American consumer culture. CARULLA 1613 (pictured). Lithographed poster in 4 colors; 153 x 103 cm (ca 60-1/4" x 41"). Archivally backed on linen. Few minor spots of restoration along upper margin; two brief (1") repaired tears; Grade A-.

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. U. ("A. Segovia").

      O. O., 1936. - 205:155 mm. Brustbild mit Gitarre. Photographie von „Fox Photos".

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

      Macmillan and Co, London 1936 - First edition. xii, 403pp. 8vo. From the moment of publication to the current day, it's difficult to overstate the impact Keynes and his General Theory has had on the field of macroeconomics. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade cycle? [h]e subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM). Controversial and divisive, it was received with enthusiasm by some and dismissed as a recipe for inflation by others. Put briefly, his analysis demonstrated that "[e]conomic policy should [ultimately] provide for the management of demand as a means of controlling the level of output and seek to ensure the fullest possible use of available resources" (ODNB). Keynes's General Theory provides an invaluable critique and thus is a sort of companion volume of the likes of Adam Smith. Indeed, this and The Wealth of Nations should be considered the two pillars of any serious collection of books on economics. PMM 423 Original blue-green publisher's cloth, spine gilt, some light foxing spots to the first few leaves. The printed jacket is unclipped and in very good condition with two small stains at the foot of the front cover of the jacket and another on the bottom corner of the lower panel of the jacket, close to the foreedge. There is a 2 millimeter closed tear at the bottom of the spine of the jacket and a little wrinkling close to the crown [Attributes: First Edition]

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        T'ien Hsia Monthly. Volume II. Nos. 1-5, January, February, March, April, May 1936

      Nanking: Sun Yat-sen Institute for the Advancement of Culture and Education, 1936 - Quarto, 25.5*18*3.5cm. 5 issues bound together. 518p, illustrated. Page edges slightly foxed and toned, internally fine and complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        The Chinese Exhibition: A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, November 1935 - March 1936

      Faber and Faber, 1936, Cloth, Book Condition: Good Plus, First Edition Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, First edition, published November 1936. Printed and bound in Great Britain. Red silk binding with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Lightly soiled binding, and with moderate rubbing and scraping along the spine. 11.5 x 9 inches. Moderately bumped and abraded spine head and tail and corners. Hinges very slightly tender but the text block still firmly bound in. Fore- and bottom edges deckled to a handsome effect. With color frontispiece (detached but fully intact) and tissue guard, and xxviii and 160 numbered pages of text, and with 160 monochrome plates on semi-glossy stock and with notes opposite each plate. No remainder marks. Apart from the issues noted with the binding, this is a very clean copy. A Good Plus copy. Much of the material in the exhibition was on loan from the Chinese Nationalist government; additional material came from significant European collections.

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        At the Mountains of Madness [its first publication, serially, in Astounding Stories, February-March-April 1936]

      New York: Street & Smith Publications, Inc.. Good+. 1936. (Vol. XVI, No. 6; Vol. XVII, Nos. 1-2). Magazine. [all three issues are dampstained to some extent on the rear covers, with a small amount of effect on the internals; only on the third (April) issue is there any impact on the front cover of the magazine, and the cover that illustrates the Lovecraft story itself (February) is quite clean and presents very well.] The first appearance in print of Lovecraft's classic novella "At the Mountains of Madness," about a disastrous Antarctic expedition, originally written in 1931 but rejected at that time (purportedly on account of its length) by "Weird Tales," which had published his work pretty regularly during the 1920s. The story is considered one of Lovecraft's finest works, and has had a considerable afterlife in numerous media, although a rumored film version to be directed by Guillermo del Toro has yet to come to fruition. (There are of course many other stories in these three issues, by such luminaries as Manly Wade Wellman and Eando Binder -- I'll supply the details upon request, if you really want to know -- but let's face it: they all pale next to Lovecraft.) .

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        USA Team bei den Olympischen Spielen 1936 Berlin. 22 Originalfotos.

      1936.. 18 x 24 cm.. Sehr seltene Reihe von großformatige Fotos der Agenturen Scherl und Schirner. Sie zeigen den Weg des USA Teams zu den Olympischen Spielen 1936 in Berlin und das Leben und Training im Olympischen Dorf. Der erste Teil der Fotos zeigt die Sportler beim Training auf dem Schiff "Manhattan", das die Sportler über den Atlantik brachte. Es folgen Bilder vom Einmarsch der USA Mannschaft ins Olympische Dorf und dem dortigen Training. Gezeigt werden auch Bilder aus dem Schwimmstadion mit einem ägyptischen Turmspringer, 1 Bild aus der Eckart Bühne von der Aufführung des "Frankenburger Würfelspiels" sowie 2 Fotos von der Schlussfeier. Unter den abgebildeten Sportlern u. a. Jesse Owens, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Alice Arden, das US- Basketball Team, die Marathonläufer Kelly, McMahon, Brown, Eale Meadows, Marion Lloyd, John Metcalfe. Alle Fotos in sehr guter Qualität und Erhaltung.

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        Die neue Linie. August 1936, Olympia. [Special Berlin Olympics issue. Heft 12, VII. Jahrgang]

      Leipzig: Otto Bayer, 1936. First edition. Softcover. g. Folio. 87, [1]pp. Original color wrappers splendidly illustrated by H. F and Hein Neuner. Published in Germany between 1929 and 1943, Die neue Linie ("The New Line") was an outstanding new lifestyle magazine on art, architecture, and fashion. No other publication of this era was so consistent in bringing avant-garde typographic ideas to a mass audience, as leading graphic designers from the Bauhaus, including László Moholy-Nagy, Umbo and Herbert Bayer, steered the look of the magazine, whose contents combined fashion, literature, graphic design and art. Unembellished fonts, dynamic diagonals and dramatic use of photomontage were key to the journal's striking appearance. Its authors included Walter Gropius, Aldous Huxley, Gottfried Benn and Thomas Mann; even the advertising pages, designed by Bauhaus veterans Herbert Bayer and Kurt Kranz, were always attractively composed. Despite widespread media conformity during the Nazi era, Die Neue Linie was largely spared the regime's sanctions. This exceptional issue is mainly dedicated to the Berlin Olympic Games, and features a lenghty article on the art at the Olympic stadium, and others relative to the historical sportive event. This magazine is superbly illustrated throughout with numerous b/w photographic reproductions as well as color illustrations. Some rubbing and moderate creasing along edges of wrappers. Closed tears at tail of spine. Text in German, with some captions in English and French. Wrappers in overall good-, interior in very good condition.

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        Jamaica Inn

      Victor Gollancz, London. 1936., 1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's light blue cloth with dark blue titles. Some edgespotting and toning to text block, minor lean, covers show a little handling otherwise a very good copy indeed. Now rather scarce. Du Maurier's first commercially succesful novel is a famous gothic masterpiece; Jamaica Inn stands alone, stark and forbidding, on bleak Bodmin Moor, its very walls tainted with corruption....

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        Mickey Mouse and Pluto and the Pup

      Racine: Whitman Publishing Co.,, 1936. Small quarto. Original illustrated printed boards, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Mild toning to pages, faint stain to lower outer front corner page edges, corners and ends of spine mildly bumped in the dust jacket with a hint of wear to corners and ends of spine. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The English at Home

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd,, 1936. Introduced by Raymond Mortimer. Quarto. Original laminated photographic boards, spine and front board lettered red, photographic endpapers. 63 plates. Front joint cracked at head and foot, text blocktight, tips a little worn, light scattered foxing to contents. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of this classic. This marvellous photographer's first book moving across social classes as well as between rural and urban milieus. "Mr. Brandt shows himself not only to be an artist but an anthropologist. He seems to have wandered about England with the detached curiosity of a man investigating the customs of some remote and unfamiliar tribe" (Raymond Mortimer, introduction). The majority of the photographs printed in this volume appeared here for the first time.

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        As I Remember

      Large 8vo. New York: Reynal and Hitchock, 1936. Large 8vo, xiv, 290pp. With a frontispiece and 64pp. of photographs. Original cloth, dust-jacket, a very good copy. First edition, presentation copy inscribed to his friends Frank and Mabel Deering with a letter to them from Genthe giving them the book, and adding a paragraph in manuscript that got left out of the text. The photos are from all periods of his work, early San Francisco and the earthquake of 1906, Chinatown, New York socialites, film stars, dancers and beautiful women, nudes, etc.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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      . (Untertitel ab Jg.7: Deutsche Blätter).Jg.6 - 10 in 58 (v.59) Heften.Moskau, Vlg.f.schöne Literatur 1936-1940, gr.8°, Or.-Umschläge.Je Heft ca.140 S., zahlr.Abb.Maas I, 309.Bis auf Jg.10, H.12 komplette Folge der interessantesten Jahrgänge dieser noch bis Ende 1945 erschienenen umfangreichsten Literaturzeitschrift des regelmäßigen Beitr.v.J.R.Becher.Enth.u.a.die Vorabdrucke v.Feuchtwangers 'Exil', H.Manns 'Vollendung d.Henri IV' u.Seghers 'Das 7.Kreuz' (nach 3 Heften abgebr.).Weitere Beitr.v.E.Arendt, Balazs, O.Baum, Bloch, Kl.Blum, Brecht, Bredel, Brod, Döblin, Rud.Fuchs, Gr.Gog, O.M.Graf, Herrmann-Neisse, W.Herzfelde, St.Heym, Holitscher, A.Kantorowicz, Kisch, Kläber, Th.Kramer, B.Lask, R.Leonhard, Lukacs, Kl.u.Th.Mann, Natonek, M.Osten, Ottwalt, Plivier, Regler, Renn, Scharrer, B.Viertel, H.Vogeler, H.Walden, Weinert, Weiskopf, Wolfenstein, J.Wüsten, Zech, Zinner, A.Zweig, St.Zweig u.a.Rücken meist leicht lädiert, Schnitt teils leicht stockig, insgesamt gutes Expl.(13 Hefte m.Bauchbinde)..

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        Applied Radiochemistry

      Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1936. The George Fisher Baker Non-Resident Lectureship in Chemistry at Cornell University. Hardcover without jacket; few marks on boards. Edges and spine sides are a little worn; leading corners and spine ends are slightly bumped. Spine body is faded. A few minor marks on discoloured page block. Christ Church library plate on front pastedown; label on FEP; library stamps on copyright page and at one or two further points. Frontispiece is beginning to detach from binding, but remains intact. Minor marks on some pages within, never obscuring text. Evidence of slight liquid staining by binding on front abstract pages, cosmetic effect is minor. All text is clear. TS . hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Absalom, Absalom

      Random House 1936 - A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket with some slight wear at top of spine. 1936 on title page. Comes with a loose page signed by Faulkner, from the Absalom signed limited edition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Collins Crime Club 1936 - First edition. Original orange cloth with thick black lettering. Author's presentation copy, inscribed "With love from Agatha" on the front endpaper. A near fine copy with a slightly faded spine. Inscribed for Geoff and Violet Shipston, close friends and the dedicatees of Three Act Tragedy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Trouble I've Seen.

      London: Putnam, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. Bound in green cloth, with titles in black to spine. Dust jacket, black with white stars and with red and white title details to cover and spine, with further titles published by Putnam to rear cover. With introduction by H. G. Wells.Binding is in fine order. The dust jacket is in good condition, colours bright, with some minor rubbing to front edge and top and tail of spine. The text is clean, and without signs of spotting. An attractive copy of an early work by one of the most significant war correspondants of the twentieth century, and who was married to Ernest Hemingway for the duration of World War II.

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        Collection complète des "Cahiers du Contadour" EDITION ORIGINALE

      Saint-Paul: Les cahiers du Contadour, 1936. Fine. Les cahiers du Contadour, Saint-Paul 1936-1939, 16,5x22cm, 8 fascicules brochés en 7 volumes. - Originale.Contributions Edition J. Giono, L. Jacques, C. Vildrac, R. Rolland, Alain, and pre-fine the French translation of Moby Dick H. Melville.Illustrations L. Jacques, A. Noll, H. Chenet, Kardas, E. Joe, Joey ... few bites, which target the guards some volumes, flat back and the first volume lightly and evenly past, a small spot ink on the front cover of the second volume, otherwise pleasant ensemble.Rare complete collection. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Contributions de J. Giono, L. Jacques, C. Vildrac, R. Rolland, Alain, et en pré-originale la traduction française de Moby Dick d'H. Melville. Illustrations de L. Jacques, A. Noll, H. Chenet, Kardas, E. Jos, Joset... Rares piqûres affectant essentiellement les gardes de certains volumes, dos et plats du premier volume légèrement et uniformément passés, une petite tache d'encre sur le premier plat du second volume, sinon agréable ensemble. Rare collection complète.

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        Adolf Hitler: Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers

      Hamburg: Herausgegeben von Cigaretten / Bilderdienst, (1936). Small tap to the bottom right corner, former owner's stamp, partially redacted, to the front end paper, else near fine in a near fine jacket with a few small edge tears. Remarkable survival.. First Edition. Quarto. Album featuring 188 black-and-white and 5 color mounted photographs of Adolf Hitler, among other well-known members of the Nazi Party, printed on cigarette cards. Created in tribute to the Hitler, with essays by Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, and Rudolf Hess. Text in German.

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        100% Money

      New York: Adelphi Company. (1936). Revised (probably second) edition. Octavo. 257pp. Blue cloth gilt. Very slight wear on the boards, else fine in bright near fine dustwrapper with small chips near the foot of the spine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Gone with the Wind

      MacMillan, New York 1936 - A first edition copy, gray cloth with blue lettering. "Published May 1936" on copyright page. Spine ends softened, board edges lightly rubbed. Previous owner name to ffep else unmarked. First few pages softly creased. Bookseller sticker to rear endpage. The unclipped jacket in mylar has chipping to spine ends and back panel, hole mid spine, rubs/small hole to fold. First issue jacket with $3.00 price to flap and Gone With the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on back panel. A very nice copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Milano, Edizioni Walt Disney - Mondadori, 1936. Cm. 26,5x17,3, mz. pelle moderna, conservata la bella brossura originale a colori di Rubino, pp. 80 in b.n. e a colori. Pubblica: ?"Le grandi tappe dell?'Impresa Africana - Le avventure di Topolino: Topolino pilota postale, Pluto e il Dottore pazzo, Grattacielo in costruzione, il Natale di Topolino - I dodici mesi illustrati - Le Grandi Avventure: Audax, il Corsaro Fantasma - Quattro storie inedite di Topolino: il giardino di Re Salomone, la poltrona di Carabella, l?'Indovina, Minnie la pattinatrice - Storie comiche a quadretti: Micina e il poliziotto Snip, Braccio di Ferro, le fantasie di Rico, la sentinella Lui - Topolino mago, Topolino pittore e costruttore, Topolino enigmista, Topolino ride. Varietò, giuochi, rompicapi, etc.?". Raro almanacco, completo dell?'inserto a colori a doppia pagina ?"Il dilettevole gioco di Paolino Paperino?". Leggermente rifilato, altrimenti molto ben conservato.

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      Warszawie: M. Arct, 1936. Fine. M. Arct, Warszawie 1936, 18x25,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Rare autograph dedication of the author Josef Pankiewicz to (Moses) Kisling. Iconography. Three minor snags light head back, tiny marginal tears without loss in head first flat, otherwise nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Rare envoi de Josef Pankiewicz à (Moïse) Kisling. Iconographie. Trois légers accrocs sans gravité en tête du dos, infimes déchirures marginales sans manque en tête du premier plat, sinon agréable exemplaire.

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        Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers

      The Camel Bell, Peking 1936 - (7 3/8 x 10 inches). xiv, 185pp. 62 full page lithographed illustrations (61 printed in colours), 16 mounted photographic illustrations, mounted paper cut out. Publisher's stitched patterned cloth binding, lettered paper label affixed to the upper cover. Housed in red cloth box. First edition of a rare illustrated work on Peking street vendors. "All the peddlars are not included as their number seems endless but the important and most common are described. They give an insight into the life, habits and psychology of the Chinese people which no other field reaches . This information about the street peddlars was originally prepared as partial requirement for the degree of Master of Arts at the College of Chinese Studies in Peking" (Introduction). Samuel Victor Constant was born in 1894. After serving in the U.S. military, he came to Beijing in 1923 and served as a military attache and later as a representative of the American Legation. At that time he pursued a degree from the California College of Chinese Studies in Peking, the present work being a published version of his master's thesis (the original of which survives at Occidental College Library, California). The peddlars are arranged within the work by season, with 54 types of peddlar described and illustrated with both colour plates, as well as mounted half-tone photographs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Negro Folk Songs As Sung By Lead Belly, "King of the Twelve-String Guitar Players of the World," Long-Time Convict in the Penitentiaries of Texas and Louisiana

      New York: Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. The second collaborative effort by John and Alan Lomax, less a study of Negro folk songs than the oral autobiography of Huddie William Ledbetter, known to his friends as "Lead Belly." While traveling the southern states recording folk songs for the Library of Congress, the Lomax's met Ledbetter - a double murderer - at the State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. The convict was known for his skill with a guitar, and was kept as a trusty by the warden, frequently called on to play and sing for guests. Upon his release, Ledbetter went to work for John Lomax, assisting him with recordings and acting as his driver. Much of the narrative is told in Ledbetter's rich dialect, telling of his upbringing, life, women, his crimes, and his time spent in prisons. An extensive collection of blues and folk ballads is gathered, with frequent notes offered either by Lomax or Ledbetter. Lead Belly went on to have a career as a highly-regarded performer until his death in 1949. A collector's copy of a fragile book. First Printing. Small quarto (24cm); coarse-grained yellow cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine and front panel; black topstain; dustjacket; 242pp. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket; publisher's rubber-stamped price of $3.50 at front flap fold; some light rubbing to extremities, foxing to rear flap fold, and two clear tape mends on verso - notably without loss and with the orange on the spine panel bright and unfaded.

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        Crusader Castles. I The Thesis; II The Letters

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1936. 2 volumes, quarto. Original red-brown half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, cream buckram boards, titles to spines gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt, others uncut. Titles printed in red, numerous plates, maps and charts throughout, 2 folding maps in linen-lined pocket loosely inserted at back. Spines faintly sunned, boards a little darkened and with a a few minor marks, endpapers lightly spotted. An excellent set. First edition, first impression, limited to 1,000 copies, this being no. 998. "The first of the Golden Cockerel volumes of Lawrence's 'literary remains' to be published after his death. Lawrence gathered much of the material for this work on a solitary walking trek in the Near East in the summer of 1909" (O'Brien). Volume I contains his resultant Oxford thesis of 1910; volume II contains letters to his family about military architecture accompanied by his drawings, together with photographs.

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        Vie de Jésus EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Flammarion, 1936. Fine. Flammarion, Paris 1936, 13x19cm, relié sous étui. - Original, one of 60 numbered copies on Japan Edition, leading copy. Bound in full black morocco, spine with four nerves, golden tail date on casters golden headdresses, gilt frame sevenfold on contreplats silk moiré lined with black morocco mint, mint silk guards, guards following paper effect moiré, gilt on cups, covers and spine preserved, gilt-head witnesses; bordered the same morocco felt inside rust, superb set of signed Semet & Plumelle case. Autograph signed by the author to the Countess Du Bourg Bozas. Bookplate pasted it on a guard. Very nice copy well established. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Reliure en plein maroquin noir, dos à quatre nerfs, date dorée en queue, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de septuples filets dorés sur les contreplats de soie moirée menthe bordés de maroquin noir, gardes de soie menthe, gardes suivantes de papier à effet moiré, filets dorés sur les coupes, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée sur témoins; étui bordé du même maroquin à intérieur de feutrine rouille, superbe ensemble signé de Semet & Plumelle. Envoi autographe signé de François Mauriac à la comtesse Du Bourg de Bozas. Ex-libris de cette dernière encollé sur une garde. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        L'idylle Première version inédite Manuscrit autographe complet EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      s.l. : S.n., 1936. Fine. S.n., s.l. S.d (1936), 20 pages in-8 (13,5x21cm). - First original and complete version of the manuscript, written in 1936. Manuscript writing very dense, with many erasures, corrections and additions. "The Idyll, Youth Maurice Blanchot text first published in 1947 and reissued in 1951 alongside the Last Word in a small volume entitled the eternal rehashing has often been described as" insoluble enigma "[...] the circumstances of writing and publication adds to the mystery: not only the first manuscripts were lost, but the experiences he testifies and the spirit that inspired its design remain elusive. » These findings Vivian Liska (in Blanchot, Herne Cahiers 107) following those of Christophe Bident (Maurice Blanchot, invisible partner), give these first two stories, the most reprinted works of Blanchot, a unique status in his work. If the Last Word is logically part of the Thomas the Obscure writing work (Either maturation or deconstruction), Idyll appears to have "no relation to the other fictions Blanchot, both past and future, "according to Michael Holland, researcher and professor of French literature at St Hugh's College, Oxford, author of several articles on Maurice Blanchot Before that say: Essays on Blanchot appeared in 2015 at Hermann. Enigmatic literary object, even in light of a work itself complex, Idyll, more than a new youth seems at once an "experiment unrelated or incompatible with the poetics" of work to come (V. Liska) and the birth of a writing of silence. And throughout his publications, Idyll questions to its author himself who in Aftermath sees ousting of his own creation and will eventually wear identification, warning from the introduction of the futility of the attempt. First is the question of the title of the news. "Idyll" title adopted for publication reviewed in 1947, is seen from the first volume edition in 1951, dominated by another title with two-news: The eternal rehashing. In 1983, it is in turn preceded by the title of the afterword: Aftermath. The question is asked by Blanchot himself in the afterword through the designation distanced (and suddenly enriched with a subtitle) of this "story that seems to have been named - is it ironically? - The "Idyll" and the torment of the happy idea. » But this title is just missing the manuscript (which was not the case of the Last Word - see our catalog Grand Palais 2014), which undoubtedly affects the status of the story and the editorial intent of the author. Of course, beyond the title, it's the same story that resists analysis, the critics, that of Blanchot also: "It is impossible for me to know [...] how they are written and how unknown requirements they had to meet. " The original manuscript appears as a crucial source of information to try to solve some of the puzzles of the text. It says the development of character names, the various stages of writing: striped phrases indicated by single quotation marks, superimposed variants ... we discover long unpublished passages deleted directly on the manuscript or intact until publication. We can analyze it changing authorial thought by increasing accuracy of the manuscript with corrections are dwindling in the pages to become increasingly close to the published version. But what strikes, like the manuscript of The Last Word is the presence in the original version of deeply meaningful elements whose removal will contribute to the creation of a voluntary aporetic work. Blanchot's writing proceeds by pruning. We know how many weight-loss program has been Thomas the Obscure to reach its final form. In the case of The Idyll, retrenchment is more meaning since, as Blanchot notes, "as narrative, which said, stating what he has to say [...] it is he who is the idyll ". Therefore, his substance should dwindle for its essential structure appears, says Michael Holland. The many passages of the manuscript removed in 1947 are not without fulfillment traces of a version, but the revelation of a field out of the final work. The outfield is largely constituted by the relationship between the manager and his wife, Louise, which is precisely the focus of the work. The past couple we thus revealed and interpreted by the various protagonists. The director: "thirty years I have experienced the most joy that can be reserved for a man (?). I almost died of suffocation ... " Louise: "[much crossed out] the young man called every night from the garden, she refused to go down ..." Piotl: "They themselves did not have children. The revenge the fate that deprived them of origin they take it by depriving any result. They triumph of evil that they do not deserve to be a damning new misfortune which they are responsible ... "(p. 7) The characters are also more vocal about the current situation of the couple: Page 5: "A strange party, Alexander Akim, we quarreled. [Long Reach crossed out] quarrels, do you hear that? Is that true? "Said the stranger, turning to the director. - "Yes, said the latter, of course. There is something inexplicable in anger; you are looking for the cause and it is invisible; we want to see the suites and they are without number. Fortunately, she can do nothing against true friendship. » This confession of "friendship" instead of love awaited by the director himself, is a first response to the questions of Akim, response inconsistent with the mystery dominating the printed versions. But the most significant manuscript passage is probably the one, central guardian describing his discovery of the couple, shortly after their marriage, both dead and alive. More extensive than the printed version, it is especially enriched with a capital revelation, redefining the very title of the work. Page 11: "I knew something terrible had happened. [...]. I thought they were dead, both. [...]. They were sitting apart from each other on bad chairs (?), Silent and foreign, to the point that anyone would have taken for vagrants. [...] They were absolutely out of the way, they did not care that you do not fall [...]. - That's it? Akim asked. But what you describe here is [...] the feeling that is the heart of any romance, true happiness without words. - Oh Really? said the supervisor, and you call it? I call it desperation [adjective follows in quotes appears to be "happy" but was scratched by Blanchot]. » The "happy despair": the paradox was a response in the narrative, the question of the true meaning of the idyll. This is at the cost of the removal of this "interpretation" and all the narrative elements that lead to it, Blanchot can turn the question posed in the story in question by the narrative. Because the manuscript reveals is that the story of Blanchot is not elliptical, structured by the absence of meaning, but willingly incomplete, prepared by successive withdrawals of the signifier. In this obvious deterioration of the internal sense to the story, we discover also that of the symbolic link between the elements of the story. Thus, the throttle Akim by another inmate, had in the original story a disturbing echo in the relationship of the director and his wife: "She wants him to live with this hand to the throat that the clamp enough to to death. "(P. 7) Other elements of pathos, deleted publication reinforce the parallel between the silent tragedy of the couple and the detainees: "I spit in your face"; "The whip was soft and sharp steel instrument under which penetrated the flesh and by withdrawing the tearing. . "Unlike the complicity of the couple beyond misunderstanding resonates very Blanchot in a fully deleted information. It reveals a literary complicity between overseas and a supervisor "totally unaware" that "surprised Akim busy reading a little book that he always carried himself and was written in the language of his country." Among the most serious questions to which he is confronted in Aftermath, Blanchot particular emphasis on the relationship of the prophetic Idyll to history. "Wash yourself; Here we focus on hygiene. [...] He sat down and, while the water began to fall in the smoke and noise, he was seized with nausea and lost consciousness. "The episode of the shower, which opens the story almost induces a post-round concentration reading in turn assumed and rejected by Blanchot. Reading the manuscript and its variation with the printed text, if it does not resolve the issue, the yet redirects: "Here we are concerned with hygiene" proves to be originally, "everyone here is clean"; "He was seized with nausea and lost consciousness" was "he was dizzy that lifted his heart and made him lose consciousness." There is no correction in the manuscript, the change is contemporary with the publication and not the writing. On purely literary terms, the figure of the foreigner returns, always in anticipation to that famous Camus (which Blanchot also be the first defender): "The theme that I recognize first because Camus make the familiar is designated the first words: 'stranger'. " The manuscript here only confirms the immediate importance of the designation of the character. Michael Holland particularly emphasizes these elements that disrupt the dating of the original text: "The Idyll, while motioning towards a past (1936) is being separated and thus disoriented in relation to it, marks the emergence of a narrative in Blanchot space quite original in which disaster looming in 1936 to become final in 1940 in the fictional narrative not a mirror but a speech which by its very impossibility, is the measure of what the disaster means. » Blanchot's insistence to reject the new in the distant past, pre-apocalyptic, with the first issue in 1947, leaves no surprise. He did the same in his dedications, specifying the untimeliness of these stories: "Unfortunately these ancient pages," he wrote on the two copies of the eternal rehashing he addressed to his brother and sister, as well as his sister and his mother (see our catalog March 2015) - also note the very mysterious "alas". But it was in 1983 in Aftermath, qu'insistant still long on this seniority "these old stories, so old (fifty years)"; Blanchot offers a disturbing put into perspective this emphasis: "before Auschwitz story. At some time it may be writing any story now will be before Auschwitz. » Thus, the evocation of the camps in a new Can only be prophetic because "there can be no Auschwitz-fiction story." Therefore, what better way to escape the impossibility of writing before history? Which can not be said can also be predicted. It is tempting to look in the same story of the Idyll track of this approach in the past of this impossible. The transition to the bookseller is troubling in this regard; it offers Akim, "an ancient book that traced the history of the whole region." Akim, who would have preferred a "most recent" work, however, derives "from reading more profit he had hoped for." If the "Books" in the final version we add to this that the first visit was in the manuscript, "an old book store" and that in the passage of the loan from rare book, Blanchot deleted version published "because [the book] seemed interested in a time long past," the assumption of a fictitious dating from the author makes sense. If true, this deception of course bring a completely new light on this new and the entire work of Blanchot. However, it does not seem that the manuscript could, if not by the little details, be dated after the war. The manuscript is in large part by its size, paper quality and the writing density Blanchot, the manuscript of The Last Word we proposed in a previous catalog (or the Last Word seems to be dated with certainty). On the other hand, it is not dated, or if the date - 1936 - was a fiction element, it is likely that the Maurice Blanchot was affixed at the manuscript. A thorough study of these documents, Blanchot's writing and paper, but would definitely answer this question participating in the mystery of the most enigmatic writing of Maurice Blanchot. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première version inédite et complète du manuscrit autographe, rédigé en 1936. Manuscrit à l'écriture très dense, comportant de nombreuses ratures, corrections et ajouts. « L'Idylle, texte de jeunesse de Maurice Blanchot publié pour la première fois en 1947 et réédité en 1951 aux côtés du Dernier Mot dans un petit volume intitulé le Ressassement éternel a souvent été qualifié d'"énigme insoluble" [...] les circonstances de sa rédaction et de sa publication ajoutent à son mystère : non seulement les premiers manuscrits ont été égarés, mais les expériences dont il témoigne et l'esprit qui a présidé à sa conception restent difficiles à cerner. » Ces constatations de Vivian Liska (in Blanchot, Cahiers de l'Herne 107) à la suite de celles de Christophe Bident (Maurice Blanchot, partenaire invisible), confèrent à ces deux premiers récits, les plus réédités des œuvres de Blanchot, un statut unique dans son œuvre. Si le Dernier Mot s'inscrit plus logiquement dans le travail d'écriture de Thomas l'Obscur (qu'il en soit une maturation ou une déconstruction), L'Idylle semble n'avoir « aucun rapport avec les autres fictions de Blanchot, tant passées que futures » d'après Michael Holland, chercheur et professeur de littérature française au St Hugh's College à Oxford, auteur de plusieurs articles sur Maurice Blanchot dont Avant dire : Essais sur Blanchot paru en 2015 chez Hermann. Objet littéraire énigmatique, même au regard d'une œuvre elle-même complexe, L'Idylle, bien plus qu'une nouvelle de jeunesse, semble tout à la fois une « expérimentation sans lien, voire incompatible, avec la poétique » de l'œuvre à venir (V. Liska) et la naissance d'une écriture du silence.   Ainsi au fil de ses parutions, L'Idylle interroge jusqu'à son auteur-même qui dans Après-coup se voit évincer de sa propre création et s'épuise à la cerner, tout en avertissant dès l'introduction de l'inanité de sa tentative.   En premier lieu se pose la question du titre même de la nouvelle. « L'Idylle », titre adopté pour la publication en revue en 1947, se voit, dès la première édition en volume en 1951, dominé par un autre titre regroupant les deux nouvelles : Le Ressassement éternel. En 1983, celui-ci se trouve à son tour précédé du titre de la postface : Après-coup. La question est posée par Blanchot lui-même dans cette postface à travers la désignation distanciée (et soudain enrichie d'un sous-titre) de ce « récit qui semble avoir été nommé - est-ce par antiphrase ? - l'"Idylle" ou le tourment de l'idée heureuse. » Or ce titre est justement absent du manuscrit (ce n'était pas le cas du Dernier Mot - cf. notre catalogue Grand Palais 2014), ce qui, incontestablement, influe sur le statut du récit et l'intention éditoriale de l'auteur. Bien entendu, au-delà du titre, c'est le récit même qui résiste à l'analyse, celle des critiques, celle de Blanchot également : « il m'est impossible de savoir [...] comment ils se sont écrits et à quelle exigence inconnue ils ont dû répondre ». Le manuscrit originel apparaît alors comme une source d'information capitale pour tenter de résoudre quelques-unes des énigmes du texte. On y lit l'élaboration des noms de personnages, les différentes étapes de l'écriture : phrases rayées, signalées par des guillemets simples, variantes superposées... on y découvre de longs passages inédits, supprimés directement sur le manuscrit ou intacts jusqu'à la publication. On peut y analyser l'évolution de la pensée auctoriale par la précision grandissante du manuscrit dont les corrections s'amenuisent au fil des pages pour devenir de plus en plus proche de la version publiée. Mais ce qui frappe, à l'instar du manuscrit du Dernier Mot, c'est la présence dans cette version originale d'éléments profondément signifiants dont la suppression contribuera à la constitution d'une œuvre volontairement aporétique.   L'écriture de Blanchot procède par élagage. On sait combien de cures d'amaigrissement a subi Thomas l'Obscur pour arriver à sa forme dernière. Dans le cas de L'Idylle, le retranchement est plus signifiant encore puisque comme le note Blanchot : « en tant que récit, qui dit en s'énonçant tout ce qu'il a à dire [...] c'est lui qui serait l'idylle ». Par conséquent, sa substance doit s'amenuiser pour que sa structure essentielle apparaisse, précise Michael Holland. Les nombreux passages du manuscrit supprimés en 1947 ne sont donc pas les traces d'une version inaboutie, mais la révélation d'un hors champs de l'œuvre définitive. Ce hors-champ est en grande partie constitué par la relation entre le directeur et sa femme, Louise, qui est justement le point focal de l'œuvre. Le passé du couple nous est ainsi révélé et interprété par les différents protagonistes. Le directeur : « à trente ans j'ai connu la joie la plus ( ?) qui puisse être réservée à un homme. J'ai cru mourir d'étouffement... » Louise : « [une grande partie raturée] le jeune homme l'appelait tous les soirs depuis le jardin, elle refusait de descendre...  » Piotl : « Eux-mêmes n'ont pas d'enfant. La revanche sur le sort qui les a privés d'origine  ils la prennent en se privant de toute suite. Ils triomphent du malheur qu'ils n'ont pas mérité en s'accablant d'un nouveau malheur dont ils sont responsables... » (p. 7) Les personnages sont également plus loquaces sur la situation actuelle du couple : Page 5 : « Une étrange fête, Alexandre Akim, nous nous sommes querellés. [Long passage raturé] Querellés, entendez-vous cela ? » - « Est-ce vrai ? » dit l'étranger en se tournant vers le directeur. - « Mais oui, dit celui-ci, naturellement. Il y a quelque chose d'inexplicable dans la colère ; vous en cherchez la cause et elle est invisible ; on veut en voir les suites et elles sont sans nombre. Heureusement, elle ne peut rien contre la véritable amitié. » Cet aveu d'« amitié » au lieu de l'amour attendu, par le directeur lui-même, constitue une première réponse aux interrogations d'Akim, réponse incompatible avec le mystère dominant la version imprimé. Mais le passage le plus signifiant du manuscrit est sans doute celui, central, du gardien relatant sa découverte du couple, peu après leur mariage, à la fois mort et vivant. Plus étoffé que la version imprimé, il est surtout enrichi d'une révélation capitale, redéfinissant le titre même de l'œuvre. Page 11 : « Je savais que quelque chose d'horrible s'était passé. [...]. Je croyais qu'ils étaient morts, tous les deux. [...]. Ils étaient assis à l'écart l'un de l'autre, sur des mauvaises chaises ( ?), silencieux et étrangers, au point que n'importe qui les aurait pris pour des vagabonds. [...] ils étaient absolument à l'écart, ils ne se souciaient que de ne pas tomber [...]. - C'est tout ? demanda Akim. Mais ce que vous décrivez là c'est [...] le sentiment qui est au cœur de toute idylle, un véritable bonheur sans parole. - Vraiment ? dit le surveillant, vous l'appelez ainsi ? Moi je l'appelle le désespoir [suit un adjectif entre guillemet qui semble être « heureux » mais qui a été rayé par Blanchot]. » Le « désespoir heureux » : ce paradoxe constituait une réponse, dans le récit, à la question du vrai sens de l'Idylle. Ce n'est qu'au prix de la suppression de cette « interprétation » et de tous les éléments narratifs qui y conduisent, que Blanchot peut transformer la question posée dans le récit en question posée par le récit.   Car ce que le manuscrit nous révèle, c'est que le récit de Blanchot n'est pas elliptique, structuré par l'absence de sens, mais volontairement lacunaire, élaboré par retraits successifs du signifiant.   Dans cette dégradation manifeste du sens interne au récit, on découvre également celle du lien symbolique entre les éléments de l'histoire. Ainsi, l'étranglement d'Akim par un autre détenu, avait dans le récit initial un écho troublant dans la relation du directeur et de sa femme : « Elle veut qu'il vive avec cette main à la gorge qui le serre assez pour le faire mourir. » (p. 7) D'autres éléments de pathos, supprimés à la publication viennent renforcer le parallèle entre la tragédie silencieuse du couple et celle des détenus : « je te crache à la figure » ; « Le fouet était un instrument d'acier souple et tranchant qui pénétrait sous la chair et en se retirant l'arrachait. ». A l'inverse la complicité du couple au-delà de l'incompréhension trouve un écho, très blanchotien, dans un passage entièrement supprimé. On y découvre une connivence littéraire entre l'étranger et un surveillant « totalement ignorant » qui « surprit Akim occupé à lire un petit livre que celui-ci portait toujours sur soi et qui était écrit dans la langue de son pays ».   Parmi les interrogations les plus fortes auxquelles il se trouve confronté dans Après-coup, Blanchot insiste particulièrement sur celle de la relation prophétique de L'Idylle à l'Histoire. « Lavez-vous bien ; ici nous nous intéressons à l'hygiène.  [...] Il s'assit par terre et, tandis que l'eau se mettait à tomber dans la fumée et le bruit, il fut pris de nausée et perdit connaissance. » L'épisode de la douche, qui ouvre presque le récit, induit une lecture post-concentrationnaire tour à tour assumée et rejetée par Blanchot. La lecture du manuscrit et de ses variations avec le texte imprimé, si elle ne résout pas cette question, la réoriente pourtant : « ici nous nous intéressons à l'hygiène » se révèle être originellement : « ici tout le monde doit être propre » ; « il fut pris de nausée et perdit connaissance » était : « il fut pris d'un vertige qui lui souleva le cœur et lui fit perdre connaissance ». Il n'y a aucune correction dans le manuscrit, la modification est donc contemporaine de la publication et non de la rédaction. Sur le plan purement littéraire, la figure de l'étranger renvoie, toujours par anticipation, à celle célèbre de Camus (dont d'ailleurs Blanchot sera le premier défenseur) : « Le thème que je reconnais d'abord parce que Camus le rendra familier, est désigné dès les premiers mots : "l'étranger" ». Le manuscrit, ici, ne fait que confirmer l'importance immédiate de cette désignation du personnage. Michael Holland souligne particulièrement ces éléments qui perturbent la datation du texte originel : « L'Idylle, tout en faisant signe vers un passé (1936) s'en trouve séparé et de ce fait, désorienté par rapport à lui, marque l'irruption chez Blanchot d'un espace de narration tout à fait original, dans lequel le désastre qui s'annonce en 1936 pour devenir définitif à partir de 1940 trouve dans le récit de fiction non pas un miroir mais un discours qui, par son impossibilité même, prend la mesure de ce que le désastre signifie. » L'insistance de Blanchot à rejeter sa nouvelle dans un lointain passé, pré-apocalyptique, dès la première parution en 1947, ne laisse pas d'étonner. Il fait de même dans ses dédicaces, précisant l'inactualité de ces récits : « ces pages hélas très anciennes » écrit-il sur les deux exemplaires du Ressassement éternel qu'il adresse à son frère et sa belle-sœur, ainsi qu'à sa sœur et à sa mère (voir notre catalogue de mars 2015) - notons par ailleurs le très énigmatique « hélas ». Mais c'est en 1983, dans Après-coup, qu'insistant encore longuement sur cette ancienneté « ces deux récits anciens, si anciens (une cinquantaine d'année) » ; Blanchot offre une troublante mise en perspective de cette insistance : « récit d'avant Auschwitz. A quelque date qu'il puisse être écrit, tout récit désormais sera d'avant Auschwitz. » Ainsi, l'évocation des camps dans une nouvelle ne peut-elle être que prophétique car : « il ne peut y avoir de récit-fiction d'Auschwitz ». Dès lors, quelle meilleure façon de se soustraire à cette impossibilité que d'écrire avant l'Histoire ? Ce qui ne peut plus être dit peut encore être prédit. Il est tentant de chercher dans le récit même de l'Idylle la trace de cette approche par le passé du présent impossible. Le passage chez le libraire est à cet égard troublant ; celui-ci propose à Akim, « un livre très ancien qui retraçait l'histoire de toute la contrée ». Akim, qui aurait souhaité un ouvrage « plus récent », tire cependant  « de sa lecture plus de profit qu'il n'en avait espéré ». Si l'on ajoute à cela que dès la première visite le « libraire » de la version finale est, dans le manuscrit, « une boutique de livres anciens » et que dans le passage du prêt du livre rare, Blanchot a supprimé de la version publiée : « car [le livre] semblait s'intéresser à une époque depuis longtemps révolue », l'hypothèse d'une datation fictive de la part de l'auteur prend tout son sens.   Si elle était avérée, cette supercherie apporterait bien entendu un éclairage totalement neuf sur cette nouvelle et sur l'œuvre entière de Blanchot.   Cependant, il ne nous paraît pas que le manuscrit puisse, sinon par ces petits détails, être daté d'après la guerre. Le manuscrit correspond en grande partie, par son format, la qualité du papier et la densité d'écriture de Blanchot, au manuscrit du Dernier Mot que nous proposions sur un catalogue précédent (or le Dernier Mot semble être daté avec certitude). D'autre part, il n'est pas daté, or si la date - 1936 - était un élément de fiction, il est probable que Maurice Blanchot l'eut apposée dès le manuscrit. Une étude approfondie de ces documents, de l'écriture de Blanchot et du papier, permettrait toutefois de répondre définitivement à cette question qui participe au mystère du plus énigmatique écrit de Maurice Blanchot.

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        Merlusse - Cigalon EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Fasquelle, 1936. Fine. Fasquelle, Paris 1936, 15x20,5cm, broché. - First edition, one of 25 numbered copies on Japan, leading copies. Signed autograph of the author, dated 1971, with a couple of his friends: "... For Josy and André Bernard Merlusse that it had a great success," Cigalon "comic film that does laugh than me ... " Back and slightly flat and marginally passed as usually, if not enjoyable copy with all margins. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de Marcel Pagnol, daté de 1971, à un couple de ses amis : "... Pour Josy et André Bernard ce Merlusse qui eût un très grand succès, et "Cigalon", film comique qui n'a fait rire que moi..." Dos et plats légèrement et marginalement passés comme généralement, sinon agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        12 mesi nel ticino

      . Servizio di pubblicita delle ferrovie federali svizzere, Lugano, 1936. 2 Blatt/12 Tafeln im Holzschnitt sowie ein Vorwort von Giuseppe Foglia. - Mit einer original Widmung von Aldo Patocchi an Ugo Ojetti (19)36/gutes Exemplar/Aldo Patocchi, *22.07.1907 Basilea - 4.9.1989, Lugano. SIKART, Lexikon zur Kunst in der Schweiz/E un edizione d'arte ap, stampata coi torchi della tipografia luganese, lugano nella primavera del 1936 per inziativa delle ferrovie federali svizzere in berna e limitata a seicento esemplari numerati e firmati a mano dall'autore esemplare No. 24/von A.Patocchi signiert -

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        A Cuckoo in Kenya. The Reminiscences of a Pioneer Police Officer in British East Africa

      London Hutchinson 1936. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Some rubbing to upper board. Light spotting to page ends. Publisher's compliment stamp on title page and discrete stamp stating 'The James Humphreys Collection' on verso. Contents tight and G+ First Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 360pp +24pp adverts. Numerous b/w photographs and end paper maps.

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