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        Building Plans and Perspective for a Building for Florence Stove Co., Owned by Mrs. Thomas A. Driscoll, at 2710 16th St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, October 1936 - October 1937.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 12 sheets. Job #200, located at the NW corner of Harrison St. and 16th St. File #1617. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        A Further Range. Book Six

      Henry Holt and Company [The Spiral Press], New York 1936 - First edition, limited to 803 copies signed by Frost, this being copy 634. 102, [2]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. LIMITED EDITION, FURTHER INSCRIBED. Inscribed on the ffep by the author "To Mary and Barrett Brown/ from/ Lesley and Robert Frost/ Amherst 1936." Crane A21.2 Original nubbed linen, ]brown leather label on spine, t.e.g. Fine in at least Very Good numbered on spine paper over boards slipcase First edition, limited to 803 copies signed by Frost, this being copy 634. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        SADISMUL ADEVARULUI - Sasa PANA - Victor BRAUNER

      Unu, Bucarest 1936 - SADISMUL ADEVARULUI Sasa PANA - Victor BRAUNER illustré de reproductions en noir de Marcel Iancu, Alfred Jarry, Kapralik, S. Perahim, Picasso, Man Ray et Jacques Vaché, ainsi que de la reproduction d'un photocollage de Victor Brauner, sur papier couché, représentant notamment le visage de 16 des principaux auteurs et illustrateurs surréalistes, tirés de la photographie de Man Ray, l'échiquier surréaliste (l'illustration est recouverte d'un calque original où sont imprimés le contour de chacun des visages et le nom de chaque personne représentée. Le nom de Brauner, qui ne figurait pas à l'origine, a été rajouté à l'encre par l'artiste ou par l'éditeur) ouvrage in-8° broché (13.5 cm x 21 cm) couverture rempliée cartonnée crème, (sous papier crystal), 287 pages, édité par unu, Bucarest, 1936 édition tirée à 370 exemplaires - celui-ci porte le n° 167 à l'encre - ce tirage constitue l'édition Originale bon état d'usage (papier crystal accidenté, bas du dos accidenté, nom de l'ancien propriétaire sur la page de faux titre, cachet de librairie en haut de la dernière couverture) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hortensius, Friend of Nero

      London: Lovat Dickson Limited, 1936. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Illustrated by John Farleigh.. 8vo. Orange textured cloth, black spine label. A fine copy with only a trace of wear. This appears to be a publisher's variant binding instead of the more common blue cloth with medallion on the upper boars. The dustwrapper is light soiled else in very good condition. It is fairly plain, just a tan color with the tittle on the spine in black. Author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Mort à crédit

      Denoël |& Steele 1936 - - Denoël & Steele, Paris 1936, 13,5x21cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 65 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, tirage de tête après 47 Japon. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, plats recouverts de galuchat noir, gardes et contreplats d'agneau noir, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Goy & Vilaine. Très bel exemplaire superbement établi dans une rare reliure en galuchat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Holland limited edition of 47 after Japan. Bound in black half morocco, smooth spine, covered dishes of black shagreen, guards and contreplats black lambskin, covers and spine preserved, gilded head, elegant binding signed Goy & Vilaine. Very nice copy beautifully drawn in a rare stingray binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Court of the Morning

      Hodder & Staughton 1936 - B0082Z4CHC Binding: Hardback ---Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton ---Date: 1936 ---Edition: ---Pages: 405 ---Condition: Fair ---DJ Condition: None ---Description: All of the internal pages are uncreased and tightly bound, the only flaws are some scuffs and marks to the boards and spine, some slight looseness to the front cover where it meets the spine, a name written on the inside front cover and some of the early pages have light age spotting to them but nothing that obscures the text. MOST OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED WITHIN 1 WORKING DAY OF PURCHASE. YOU GET A FREE BOOKMARK WITH EVERY ORDER. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - WE UPLOAD A SELECTION OF HIGH QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHS WITH EACH LISTING, HOWEVER IF NOT ALREADY PRESENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY OF OUR TITLES CAN BE PROVIDED BY REQUEST VIA E-MAIL.B0082Z4CHC [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mikrographie des Holzes der auf Java vorkommenden Baumarten.

      Brill, Leiden 1906-1936. - 568 S. - 540 S. - 764 S. - 874 S. - 835 S. - 611 S. - 239 S. mit zahlr. Abbildungen, Bd. 1: Dicotyledones, Polypetralae, Thalamiflorae; Bd. 2: Disciflorae; Bd. 3: Calyciflorae; Bd. 4: Gamopetalae; Bd. 5: Monochlamydeae I; Monochlamydeae II, Gymnospermae; Bd. 7: Gesamtregister. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8500 späteres Original-Leinen, Gelbkopfschnitt, gutes Exemplar, 7 Bände (vollständig einschließlich Register),.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
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        Black Spring

      Obelisk, Paris 1936 - 8vo (8" x 6"). 267pp. Covers loose with 2 1/2' tear between upper cover and tail of spine with 1 1/2" tear between head of spine and lower cover. First printing 250F (pencil) to free endpaper, otherwise text block tight and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store IOBA FABA]
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        In Dubious Battle

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. First printing. Very good in a like jacket, unclipped ($2.50), lightly rubbed, two small chips of loss to the crown and heel of the spine. Yellow buckram with red and black ink, minimally toned in places. Pages with a red top stain. A square and firmly bound copy showing minimal reading wear. Steinbeck's novel about apple farmers in California, the account of "how they turn to open and violent revolt--slowly and doubtfully at first, then heroically and with abandon."

      [Bookseller: Carpetbagger Books]
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        Bugatti.

      (Molsheim ) 1936 - (21 x 26,5 cm), 4 Bll. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen. Illustrierter Faltprospekt. Sehr seltener französischsprachiger Prospekt des legendären Automobilherstellers aus Molsheim im Elsass. Vorgestellt wird der Typ 57 in den Karosserieformen Coach Ventoux, Cabriolet Stelvio, Conduite Interèrieure Galibier und Coupé Atalante. - In den Fälzen teils leicht eingerissen, sonst gut erhalten

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        Liquid-Propellant Rocket Development (with 11 plates).

      Washington, The Smithsonian Institution, 1936. 8vo. In recent red full cloth 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." (DSB)."Like the Russian hero Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and the German pioneer Hermann Oberth, Goddard worked out the theory of rocket propulsion independently [...] Having explored the mathematical practicality of rocketry since 1906 and the experimental workability of reaction engines in laboratory vacuum tests since 1912, Goddard began to accumulate ideas for probing beyond the Earth's stratosphere. His first two patents in 1914, for a liquid-fuel gun rocket and a multistage step rocket, let to some modest recognition and financial support from the Smithsonian Institution [...] With an eye toward patentability of demonstrated systems and with the aid of no more than a handful of technicians, Goddard achieved a series of workable liquid-fuel flights starting in 1926. Through the patronage of Charles A. Lindbergh, the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, and the Carnegie and Smithsonian institutions, the Goddards and their small staff were able to move near Roswell, New Mexico. There, during most of the 1930s, Goddard demonstrated, despite many failures in his systematic static and flight tests, progressively more sophisticated experimental boosters and payloads, reaching speeds of 700 miles per hour and altitudes above 8000 feet in several test flights" (DSB).

      [Bookseller: Herman H J Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

      First edition, first impression. 8vo., original dark blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, boards ruled in blind.  London, Macmillan and Co., Limited.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR] [ASSOCIATION COPY]

      New York: Macmillan and Co., 1936. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 6 x 9 in. 1037 pp. Gray cloth boards with blue titles. First edition, first state with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page. Signed by Mitchell with an inscription: "For Bill and Mary Howland with love, Peggy," and below that: "Margaret Mitchell, April 27, 1937" in blue fountain pen, on the ffep. Condition is VERY GOOD ; mild shelf wear, spine ends worn with some fraying and small tears, covers toned generally, with a few small ink spots on rear cover. Binding tight. Text bright and unmarked, a few pages have paper clips marks in the upper margin. Endpapers and half title page mildly foxed. William Howland's bookplate on the front pastedown. William S. Howland was co-worker and friend of Margaret Mitchell, as a cub reporter he worked on The Atlanta Journal with her in the '20s and later worked with her husband , John Marsh, in the advertising dept. of the Georgia Power Co. Howland wrote several biography/ reminiscences of mitchel, "Peggy Mitchel, Newspaperman" in the 1950 memorial issue of the Atlanta Historical Bulletin, an"Margret Mitchell - Romantic Realist" in the Memorial pamphlet of the Atlanta Public Library in 1954. Both of these original publications are included with this book. A very nice association copy with a scarce inscription, and the very rare use of her reporter's nickname, Peggy. Fic. Rare. RGR.

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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

      1936 - First edition, first impression. 8vo., original dark blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, boards ruled in blind. London, Macmillan and Co., Limited. First edition of Keynes' greatest work and surely the most influential text of twentieth century economics. Prompted by the world wide-slump following 1929, Keynes set upon an ?explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in A Treatise on Money, 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found seriously inadequate and inaccurate. . [Keynes'] programme for national and international official monetary policies [was based on the premise thatthe] national budget, over and above its function of providing a national income, should be used as amajor instrument in planning the national economy. The regulation of the trade-cycle - that is to say the control of booms and slumps, the level of employment, the wage-scale and the flow of investment - must be the responsibility of governments. Lost equilibrium in a national economy could and should be restored by official action and abandoned tolaisser faire?(PMM, p. 254). The grip of Keynesian economics took hold almost immediately, informing aspects of Roosevelt's 'New Deal', the formation of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as well as many of the policies of the post-war British Labour government. Neatinkownershipinscriptionfront free endpaper, very slight crack to hinge between pp. 320-321, overall a very good, clean and crisp copy without the dust jacket. Printing and the Mind of Man 423,Moggridge A10. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der neuzeitlichen Wehrwissenschaften. I. Wehrpolitik und Kriegsführung; II. Das Heer. III.1: Die Kriegsmarine; III.2: Die Luftwaffe. [4 VOLUMES WITH ORIGINAL DUST-JACKETS].

      Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 1936-39.. Three volumes bound in four. Crown quarto. Pp. xiii, 749; xii, 804; xii, 451; xii, 451. Plus numerous plates, maps, and tables, some in colour, some folding. Figures, numerous maps to the text, other illustrations. Set in Gothic type in double columns. Hardcover, uniformly bound in the original publisher's full cloth, red lettering to covers and spines, all volumes with the original black dust-jackets lettered in red. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Complete set with the very rare original dust-jackets which are in overall good condition, bit edge frayed, with some nicks and neat repairs. Previously in the private collection of Dr. M. Franssen with his charming bookplate to first paste-down of each volume. Old ink stamp to tittle-page of one volume.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Stephen Gooden, 1936, limited signed

      Harrap, London 1936 - First printing, 1936. No. 92 of 525 copies, signed by Gooden. Small 4to, full vellum gilt, 314 pp, illustrated. VG plus with faint bowing to boards, slight straining to front inner hinge, lightest soil to binding, in slipcase with some wear and soil. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Aftenpostens Opslagsbok/ Oppslagsbok. Komplett rekke fra 1936 - 1970

      Oslo, 1936 - 1969. 8vo. Illustr. 1936 i orig. omsl., 1937 - 1940 i orig. helsjirtingbd., 1946 - 1951 orig. helkartonbd., 1952 - 1964 i orig. sjirtingryggbd. 1965 - 1970 i orig. helkartonbd. 1946 forsterket m. tejp i falser og kapitél, 1948 sprukket i fals, 1952 og 1953 m. falmet rygg ellers pene. Norgeskartet er med i 1958.. .

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        Geometry of Time and Space

      Cambridge 1936 - A sound copy with clean unmarked pages. In sturdy green covers showing some light corner wear and and minor chipping of color at edges. Bright gilt lettering to spine. Endpages with moderate light foxing. Old bookplate on pastedown. Covers with a few marks on front and whitish patches to rear. Scarce title. Benefits the Friends of the Albany, Ca library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eve's Book Garden]
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        Nueva Coronica y Buen Gobierno. (Codex péruvien illustré)

      Universite de Paris., París, Francia 1936 - Autor: (Perú, 1584-1615?) XXVIII págs. más facsímile 28.2 x 18.2 cm. Castellano Avant Propos de P. Rivet. Introducción de Richard Pietschmann Keratol, origional de la edición, con estuche en holandesa. Crónica indigena sobre el incanato, la conquista y el virreinato del Peru. La totalidad de las ilustraciones del original. Perú - Historia - Siglo XVII - Indigenismo - Crónica - Conquista - Muy raro e Inencontrable 0 gramos [Attributes: First Edition]

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        APUNTAMIENTOS PARA CONTINUAR LOS ANALES DEL REYNO DE VALENCIA DESDE PEDRO III HASTA FELIPE II. (DOS TOMOS)

      Valencia 1936-1946. Rústica. Imprenta Hijo de F.Vives Mora. Prólogo de José Mª Garganta. Ejemplar numerado (nº 112). XXVIII +286+332 pp. 28x20.

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        Westphal, Otto. - "Pavillon am Rittergut Borthen (Dohna)".

      - Aquarell, auf kräftigem Torchon-Karton, 1936. Von Otto Westphal. 44,0 x 53,5 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten mit Pinsel signiert: "Otto Westphal". Verso in Bleistift Erwerbungsnotiz der Dresdner Herrmann-Stiftung: "angek. am 30.11.36. Herrman(n)stiftung". - In diesem Pavillon hatte der Künstler Gerhard Schiffel (1913-2002) sein Atelier. - Ohne Mängel. Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Otto Westphal (1878 Leipzig - 1975 Dresden). Deutscher Maler, Grafiker und Kunsthandwerker. Besuchte 1894-86 die Kunstgewerbeschule Kassel, ab 1896 die Preußische Höhere Fachschule für Textilindustrie/Webschule Krefeld. Ging 1899 nach Berlin, um am Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin und im Studienateliers für Malerei und Plastik, der so genannten Lewin-Funcke-Schule in Berlin-Charlottenburg, weiter zu studieren. Studierte dann 1904-07 an der Dresdner Kunstakademie bei Richard Müller und Carl Bantzer. Anschließend freischaffend in Dresden tätig. Von hier aus unternahm er Studienreisen nach Danzig, Thüringen, Hessen und auf der Insel Rügen. 1924 Studienreise nach Italien und der Schweiz. Stellte 1937 mit Curt Querner, Erich Fraaß und Johannes Beutner in der Galerie Kühl in Dresden aus. Sein malerisches und grafisches Werk war dem Impressionismus verpflichtet. Er war Mitglied der Willingshauser Malerkolonie. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (IN VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET)

      Oxford University Press, New York 1936 - States "Copyright, 1936, by Oxford University Press, New York, Inc. / Lithographed in the U.S.A." no later dates. However, original price sticker to bottom of jacket front flap states "8/6 net." Why this U.S. edition would have been initially sold in England, when there was reportedly a separate U.K. edition, we do not know. Boards of the book, having been constantly protected by the original jacket, remain bright and handsome. Spine has some "give," but internal hinges are lovely, so we have not attempted any strengthening. The first book both written and illustrated by Ardizzone (though at this point he had been illustrating adult titles for seven years, starting with Sheridan LeFanu's "In a Glass Darkly," 1929.) How the "brave captain" comes to allow his vessel to strike a rock in sight of land when a storm brews up, instead of taking her out where there's some sea room, is further not made clear, though children's books tend to have their own logic, after all. No internal markings or problems; we simply don't judge the binding of this volume tight enough to merit a grade of "very good." Unpaginated but 30 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Spectacle Est Dans La Rue (The Poster Art of A.M. Cassandre)

      Paris: Draeger Freres, 1936. Original wraps. Very Good. A very solid copy of this lovely 1936 promotional album, showcasing the incomparable poster art of A.M. Cassandre (1901-1968), "which expressed his insights into the role that motion and scale in urban environments played in modern design". Published by Draeger Freres of Paris, the 15 sumptuous, full-page reproductions (4 of which are in lavish, vivid color) have been beautifully executed and seem to pop off the pages. The album is tight and VG in its spiral-bound, stiff cardboard wrappers, with light scuffing to the panels and a small amount of light staining at the front panel's lower-edge. Still though, attractive and very presentable. And internally, sharp as could be, with just a touch of wear to the pastedowns but with no markings of any kind to the plates. Tall quarto, Preface by the formidable Blaise Cendrars.

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        A group of 3 Autograph Letters Signed and 1 Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Gill"), to Dr. A.C. Jordan about giving a prize of his "Clothes," and regarding a party given by the Men's Dress Reform Party

      Pigotts, North Dean, High Wycombe 1936 - 1 p. each, annotations in another hand at bottom of one. 8vo. To the secretary of the Men's Dress Reform Party. Three letters to Dr. Alfred Charles Jordan (1872-1956), British radiologist, co-founder of the New Heath Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Men's Dress Reform Party. In the letter of June 9, Gill agrees to present a copy of his book, Clothes (1931), at the upcoming revel of the MDRP, and says he's asked his publisher Cape to send a copy for him to autograph. In the letter of June 17, he encloses the book and thanks Jordan for tickets to the event, saying he will "certainly come . unless run over or in jug." In the letter of July 2, he writes, "I did enjoy the evening at Suffolk St. very much. But I was sorry so many of the men were merely in 'fancy' dress." He also accepts Jordan's invitation to have his name added to the organization's permanent committee. Accompanying the group is a Typed Letter Signed of Gill, dated May 13, 1936, in which Gill requests four issues of the MDRP publication. The subtitle of Gill's "Clothes," is "An essay upon the nature and significance of the natural and artificial integuments worn by men and women." In it Gill presents many ideas on dress reform for both men and women, among which was his advocacy the skirt or tunic by both men and women, a style that Gill himself adopted.The Men's Dress Reform Party was active from 1929-1940, and grew out of discussions within the Clothing Subcommittee of the New Health Society, which had been co-founded by Dr. Jordan in 1925. (For a history of the MDRP, including Dr. Jordan's role in it, see Barbara Burman, "Better and Brighter Clothes," Journal of Design History, Vol. 8, No. 4 (1995), pp. 275-290). Old folds, letter of July 2 unevenly toned 1 p. each, annotations in another hand at bottom of one. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Mediterranean and Other Poems

      The Alcestis Press, 170 Broadway, New York 1936 - First edition, one of 30 copies for presentation, this being Number XIII, signed by the author on the limitation. Edition of 165 copies. With authorial manuscript corrections on pages 28, 46, 50 & 54. 57, [1] pp. 8vo. PRESENTATION COPY TO A SOUTHERN FRIEND. Also inscribed by the author on the second leaf, "To Harold Cash with highest regard, Allen Tate. November 11, 1936 see p. 21 line 9." Hal Cash was from a well-to-do Georgia land-owning family and was a Paris trained sculptor; Cash and his wife Ellen were good friends with Tate. Green printed wrappers. Some foxing, else fine First edition, one of 30 copies for presentation, this being Number XIII, signed by the author on the limitation. Edition of 165 copies. With authorial manuscript corrections on pages 28, 46, 50 & 54. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries

      Virtue and Company Limited 1936 - First UK Edition, First Impression 1936. Hardback published by Virtue and Company Ltd, London and printed by the Darren Press, Edinburgh. Tall quarto. (Height 31.5 cm, width 24.5 cm and depth 3.75 cm.) Original dark red/burgundy cloth, front board with relief within large lame-textured gilt roundel enclosed by blind-stamped scalloped border, relief title to spine on gilt round, top edge red. Complete with 6 advertisement leaves. Title page printed in red and black, richly illustrated with photographs including 20 colour plates. Binding tight and not loose, as commonly found with this bulky publication. Not an ex-library copy, no inscriptions, no previous owners names and no annotations or underlinings. A carefully looked after used-copy, devoid of stains from kitchen-use usually associated with this type of book. A masterful exposition of the art of cake decoration and pastry making by the award-winning American pastry cook who emigrated to England and founded his own successful pastry school. A truly scarce copy of a classic of its genre in this superb condition for age. A genuine collector's item for cookery book aficionados. This heavy tome will incur extra shipping charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bulletin hebdomadaire de Police Criminelle [Reliure des n° 1472 à 1488, janvier à avril 1936]

      Police Criminelle 1936 - Fort volume en reliure toilée réunissant les n° 1472 (6 janvier 1936) à 1488 (27 avril 1936) du Bulletin hebdomadaire de Police Criminelle. Ensemble d'environ 640pp. [les bulletins font de 35 à 50pp. chacun]. Une étiquette imprimée avec les références collée au dos. La reliure est très usagée, les bulletins en bon état. Nombreuses annotations. Rarissime documentation d'archives policières. Ces bulletins étaient évidemment à usage professionnel et interne. L'anthropométrie triomphait dans la lutte contre le crime. Toute une vision morale se révèle dans cette littérature administrative : « cette femme pourrait se livrer à la prostitution », « les susnommés circulent dans une roulotte peinte en vert » (à propos de forains inculpés pour chasse sans permis). Les signes particuliers sont l'objet de descriptions minutieuses : « jambe droite atrophiée, le genou et le pied sont tournés en dedans ce qui le fait boiter droitement ; il lui manque la première phalange de l'index de la main droite », « marche en dandinant, obèse, voix très forte », « porte sur les avant-bras 2 tatouages représentant sur l'un une baigneuse, sur l'autre 2 têtes d'enfant », « marque de variole sur la figure, atteint de rhumatismes aux jambes qui lui rendent la marche difficile et le feraient presque boiter de la jambe gauche ». Parmi les multiples condamnations relevées, on note « 1 an de prison et 200 francs d'amande, pour provocation de militaires à la désobéissance dans un but de propagande anarchiste et de provocation directe au crime de meurtre ». Dans les demandes de recherches : une femme « se prétendant ancienne infirmière et portant décorations apparentes, dont le ruban de la Légion d'honneur, [qui] se présente dans les magasins et y passe commande de marchandises, payables par traites acceptées, mais livrables dans une gare. » ; « une femme surnommée la Négresse à cause de son teint brun » Chaque n° comprend une table alphabétique des individus répertoriés ; de nombreuses pages d'individus recherchés, avec leur description anthropométrique et une ou deux photos, leur date et lieu de naissance, parfois le motif de la recherche, des renseignements pour identification ; des demandes de recherches ; des listes de bijoux et objets volés (parfois avec photos) ; des avis de cessations de recherches ; la table alphabétique des individus compris au B.P.C. Ce bulletin était adressé gratuitement à Messieurs les procureurs généraux, Procureurs de la République, Juges d'instruction, Commissaires de Police, Commandants de Brigades de gendarmerie, Directeurs de Maisons centrales, Surveillants-Chefs de Maison d'arrêt, en Algérie et en Tunisie. Cette reliure a appartenu au Commissariat général de la ville d'Orléans, qui y apposa son tampon en première page de chaque bulletin. (SW) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE GENERAL

      LITTLE, BROWN 1936 - DUST JACKET (UNCLIPPED; LIGHT TONING, A COUPLE OF TINY NICKS); ADVANCE COPY FOR REVIEW, WITH LAID IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP LISTING THE PUBLICATION DATE AS FEBRUARY 24, 1936. RARE THUS; THIS EDITION PRECEDES THE UK EDITION. THERE ONLY 2000 COPIES ISSUED FIRST EDITION ("FEBRUARY, 1936") VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1936 - 1936 Original Hardback Wisden, Very Good

      1936 - Hi, This lot is a 1936 Original Hardback Wisden in Very Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a very nice book, the boards are nice and clean and in very good shape, with hardly a mark, the gilt is very strong to front but the spine gilt is restored (1933-37 tend to fade badly), very good hinges and internally a very nice book with excellent photoplate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lawrence of Arabia

      [Corvinus Press 1936 - One of 12 copies printed for Liddell Hart, signed by both authors. 1 vols. 4to. Presentation from Storrs, who sent Lawrence to Arabia. With presentation inscription from Storrs to Sir Edward Marsh.A beautiful memorial production of the Corvinus Press, here inscribed from Ronald Storrs, at whose behest Lawrence was assigned to the British-organized conference at Jiddah in the fall of 1916. Lawrence impressed the Arab leaders, and thereafter played his spectacular role as the revolt succeeded, entering into the mythology of the twentieth century. O'Brien E101; Ridler, p. 51, #2 Cloth and paper over boards. Fine One of 12 copies printed for Liddell Hart, signed by both authors. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Democratic Book 1936

      Philadelphi: J.C. Brill., 1936. Book. Very Good +. Leather Bound. Signed by Author(s). 1st Printing. This is a Limited and Numbered Edition 1936 Democratic Book Signed by the 32nd President of the United States: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This is numder 490. The book has some rubbing to the tips and the spine ends..

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        Building Plans, Elevations, Interior Details, and Garden Plans for Thomas A. Driscoll Residence, Hillsborough.240 West Santa Ynez avenue, San Mateo

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, May 1936.(). Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 24" x 36". 15 sheets. Job #196. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        COLLEGE ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME PROGRAM-09/01/1936-DETROIT LIONS-RAREST-fn

      1936 - -College All-stars vs Detroit Lions at Soldiers Field -Rarest program of the series -Silver background cover -Loaded with pix and info Condition: FN

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        On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem; On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A correction.

      London: C.F. Hodgson and Son, 1936-37. First edition, journal issue in the original printed wrappers (main paper). "'On Computable Numbers' is regarded as the founding publication of the modern science of computing. It contributed vital ideas to the development, in the 1940s, of the electronic stored-programme digital computer. 'On Computable Numbers' is the birthplace of the fundamental principle of the modern computer, the idea of controlling the machine's operations by means of a programme of coded instructions stored in the computer's memory. In addition Turing charted areas of mathematics lying beyond the scope of the Turing machine. He proved that not all precisely stated mathematical problems can be solved by computing machines. One such is the Entscheidungsproblem or 'decision problem' ... In this one article, Turing ushered in both the modern computer and the mathematical study of the uncomputable" (Copeland, The Essential Turing, p. 6). The outstanding problem of mathematical logic at the time, the Entscheidungsproblem, posed by David Hilbert in 1928, asks whether there is an algorithm that can determine whether any given mathematical statement is true or not. "In the long view of intellectual history, I believe universal computation will stand as the single most important idea to emerge in the twentieth century. And this paper is where it first appeared with clarity" (Stephen Wolfram, in Alan Turing. His Work and Impact, p. 44). "Inspired by the human computer (i.e., the human engaged in computation), Turing described a notional machine that could read and write symbols along a segmented tape. The machine itself would be capable of assuming various internal states that, together with the input of a single symbol along the tape, could lead to a few primitive atomic actions. Based on the state and the current symbol, each configuration specifies a change (or not) of symbol, a move right or left, and a next state. Working under some straightforward assumptions about the finite and discrete nature of the machine, Turing was able to demonstrate the wide range of numbers (equivalently, the wide class of functions) that could be computed and, moreover, able to specify a single machine, the universal machine, that would be capable of simulating the computations of any such machine. Turing's characterization has come to be seen as a more compelling account of what it means to be effective, mechanical, or algorithmic than any of the various extensionally equivalent formulations offered by his contemporaries" (New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 7, p. 83). The 'Correction' was published in order to remove some formal errors made in the first paper pointed out by the Swiss mathematician Paul Bernays. ABPC/RBH list only two copies with all three parts in the original printed wrappers, the most recent being the Richard Green copy (Christie's, June 17, 2013, $182,500). "In the spring of 1935 - at the time of von Neumann's visit to Cambridge - Turing was attending Max Newman's lectures on the foundations of mathematics when the Entscheidungsproblem first attracted his attention. Hilbert's challenge aroused Turing's instinct that mathematical questions resistant to strictly mechanical procedures could be proved to exist. "Turing's argument was straightforward - as long as you threw out all assumptions and started fresh. "One of the facets of extreme originality is not to regard as obvious the things that lesser minds call obvious," says I. J. (Jack) Good, who served as an assistant to Turing (then referred to as "Prof") during World War II. Originality can be more important than intelligence, and according to Good, Turing constituted proof. "Henri Poincare did quite badly at an intelligence test, and Prof also was only about halfway up the undergraduate scale when he took such a test." Had Turing more closely followed the work of Alonzo Church or Emil Post, who anticipated his results, his interest might have taken a less original form. "The way in which he uses concrete objects such as exercise books and printer's ink to illustrate and control the argument is typical of his insight and originality," says colleague Robin Gandy. "Let us praise the uncluttered mind." "A function is computable, over the domain of the natural numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, ...), if there exists a finite sequence of instructions (or algorithm) that prescribes exactly how to list the value of the function at f(0) and, for any natural number n, at f(n + 1). Turing approached the question of computable functions in the opposite direction, from the point of view of the numbers produced as a result. "According to my definition," he explained, "a number is computable if its decimal can be written down by a machine." "Turing began with the informal idea of a computer - which in 1935 meant not a calculating machine but a human being, equipped with pencil, paper, and time. He then substituted unambiguous components until nothing but a formal definition of "computable" remained. Turing's machine (which he termed an LCM, or Logical Computing Machine) thus consisted of a black box (as simple as a typewriter or as complicated as a human being) able to read and write a finite alphabet of symbols to and from a finite but unbounded length of paper tape - and capable of changing its own "m-configuration," or "state of mind." "We may compare a man in the process of computing a real number to a machine which is only capable of a finite number of conditions ... which will be called 'm-configurations'," Turing wrote. "The machine is supplied with a 'tape' (the analogue of paper) running through it, and divided into sections (called 'squares') each capable of bearing a 'symbol.' At any moment there is just one square ... which is 'in the machine' ... However, by altering its m-configuration the machine can effectively remember some of the symbols which it has 'seen.' ... In some of the configurations in which the scanned square is blank (i.e., bears no symbol) the machine writes down a new symbol on the scanned square; in other configurations it erases the scanned symbol. The machine may also change the square which is being scanned, but only by shifting it one place to right or left. In addition to any of these operations the m-configuration may be changed." "Turing introduced two fundamental assumptions: discreteness of time and discreteness of state of mind. To a Turing machine, time exists not as a continuum, but as a sequence of changes of state. Turing assumed a finite number of possible states at any given time. "If we admitted an infinity of states of mind, some of them will be 'arbitrarily close' and will be confused," he explained. "The restriction is not one which seriously affects computation, since the use of more complicated states of mind can be avoided by writing more symbols on the tape." "The Turing machine thus embodies the relationship between an array of symbols in space and a sequence of events in time. All traces of intelligence were removed. The machine can do nothing more intelligent at any given moment than make a mark, erase a mark, and move the tape one square to the right or to the left. The tape is not infinite, but if more tape is needed, the supply can be counted on never to run out. Each step in the relationship between tape and Turing machine is determined by an instruction table listing all possible internal states, all possible external symbols, and, for every possible combination, what to do (write or erase a symbol, move right or left, change the internal state) in the event that combination comes up. The Turing machine follows instructions and never makes mistakes. Complicated behavior does not require complicated states of mind. By taking copious notes, the Turing machine can function with as few as two internal states. Behavioral complexity is equivalent whether embodied in complex states of mind (m-configurations) or complex symbols (or strings of simple symbols) encoded on the tape. "It took Turing only eleven pages of 'On Computable Numbers' to arrive at what became known as Turing's Universal Machine. "It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence," he announced. The Universal Machine, when provided with a suitably encoded description of some other machine, executes this description to produce equivalent results. All Turing machines, and therefore all computable functions, can be encoded by strings of finite length. Since the number of possible machines is countable but the number of possible functions is not, noncomputable functions (and what Turing referred to as "uncomputable numbers") must exist. "Turing was able to construct, by a method similar to Gödel's, functions that could be given a finite description but could not be computed by finite means. One of these was the halting function: given the number of a Turing machine and the number of an input tape, it returns either the value 0 or the value 1 depending on whether the computation will ever come to a halt. Turing called the configurations that halt 'circular' and the configurations that keep going indefinitely 'circle free,' and demonstrated that the unsolvability of the halting problem implies the unsolvability of a broad class of similar problems, including the Entscheidungsproblem. Contrary to Hilbert's expectations, no mechanical procedure can be counted on to determine the provability of any given mathematical statement in a finite number of steps. This put a halt to the Hilbert program, while Hitler's purge of German universities put a halt to Göttingen's position as the mathematical center of the world, leaving a vacuum for Turing's Cambridge, and von Neumann's Princeton, to fill. "After a full year of work, Turing gave Newman a draft of his paper in April of 1936. "Max's first sight of Alan's masterpiece must have been a breathtaking experience, and from this day forth Alan became one of Max's principle protégés," says William Newman, Max's son. Max Newman lobbied for the publication of 'On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem,' in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, and arranged for Turing to go to Princeton to work with Alonzo Church. "This makes it all the more important that he should come into contact as soon as possible with the leading workers on this line, so that he should not develop into a confirmed solitary," Newman wrote to Church. "Turing arrived in Princeton carrying his sextant, and stretching his resources to survive on his King's College fellowship (of £300) for the year. The page proofs of 'On Computable Numbers' arrived by mail from London on October 3. "It should not be long now before the paper comes out," he wrote to his mother on October 6. The publication of 'On Computable Numbers' (on November 30, 1936) went largely unnoticed. "I was disappointed by its reception here,' Turing wrote to his mother in February 1937, adding that "I don't much care about the idea of spending a long summer in this country." Only two requests for reprints came in. Engineers avoided Turing's paper because it appeared entirely theoretical, and theoreticians avoided it because of the references to paper tape and machines ... "In March of I937, Alonzo Church reviewed 'On Computable Numbers' in the Journal of Symbolic Logic, and coined the term Turing machine. "Computability by a Turing machine," wrote Church, "has the advantage of making the identification with effectiveness in the ordinary (not explicitly defined) sense evident immediately." Church's thesis - equating computability with effective calculability - would be the Church-Turing thesis from then on. "Even Gödel, who dismissed most attempts to strengthen his own results, recognized the Church-Turing thesis as a major advance. "With this concept one has for the first time succeeded in giving an absolute definition ... not depending on the formalism chosen," he admitted in 1946. Before Church and Turing, the definition of mechanical procedure was limited by the language in which the concept was defined. "For the concept of computability however ... the situation is different," Gödel observed. "By a kind of miracle it is not necessary to distinguish orders, and the diagonal procedure does not lead outside the defined notion." "It is difficult today to realize how bold an innovation it was to introduce talk about paper tapes and patterns punched in them, into discussions of the foundations of mathematics," Max Newman recalled in 1955. For Turing, the next challenge was to introduce mathematical logic into the foundations of machines. "Turing's strong interest in all kinds of practical experiment made him even then interested in the possibility of actually constructing a machine on these lines." "The title 'On Computable Numbers' (rather than 'On Computable Functions') signaled a fundamental shift. Before Turing, things were done to numbers. After Turing, numbers began doing things. By showing that a machine could be encoded as a number, and a number decoded as a machine, 'On Computable Numbers' led to numbers (now called 'software') that were 'computable' in a way that was entirely new" (Dyson, Turing's Cathedral, pp. 246-250). Origins of Cyberspace 394; Tomash and Williams T61, T62. Pp. 230-265 in Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, series 2, vol. 42, part 3, November 30, 1936 & part 4, December 23, 1936; [with:] '... A correction,' pp. 544-546 in ibid., vol. 43. Three vols., large 8vo, pp. 161-240; 241-320; [iv], 546. The two journal issues in original printed wrappers, preserved in a cloth folding case (remnants of publisher's printed label on front wrapper of part 3, edges of wrappers of part 4 a little dust-soiled); the journal volume in (probably publisher's) green cloth, covers ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, virtually mint.

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        Mummer's Wife with a Communication to My Friends [Ebury Edition]

      Heinemann 1936 - A few small marks to the page edges. A slight tan to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear. No Dust Jacket. Re-bound Ex Library book in Good Condition with usual stamps and stickers. Text fully legible. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DIE OLYMPISCHEN SPIELE 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

      Cigaretten-Bilderdienst,, Altona-Bahrenfeld, 1936 - 2 voll. in-4, pp. 127, 1; 165, leg. t. tela blu edit. con tit. al d. e ai piatti con impressione in oro centrale, sovracop. raff. veduta dei giochi. Con tavv. a colori e una grande carta topografica ripp. e rilegata al fine del primo vol. Belliss. ediz. con centinaia di fotografie orig. anche a colori incollate raffiguranti ritr. di atleti, uomini politici, scene di gare, edifici, premiazioni, etc. E’ la cronaca ufficiale illustrata di tutto ciò che accadde durante i celebri giochi olimpici invernali inaugurati da Hitler nel 1936. Esempl. perfetto e completo di tutte le fotografie.

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        Photographs of Shanghai in 1936.

      1936. 51 black and white photographs showing Shanghai, troop movements within the city, battleships and many images of bombing and its aftermath. One large photo showing a winning team of men 20 .8 x 26.8cm, the other 50 photographs are smaller mostly measuring 6.5 x 9 or 8.5 x 13cm. Photographs laid down on 5 sheets of black card enclosed in a modern white card folder. Three photos a little marked, one tissue guard stained, one card leaf chipped at fore edge. The majority of the photographs are in good to very good condition.Provenance: Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong historian, artist and author. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 159579).

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        Two Boys go Sailing. Illustrated by Brigid Ganly.

      First Edition. London, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd., 1936. 8°. Frontispiece - Illustration, VIII, 246 pages with a (partly fictitious) map of Roaringwater Bay on the pastedown and endpaper and 12 illustrations throughout the book. Original, illustrated Hardcover. Excellent condition of this scarce book with only minor signs of external wear to the binding. This is one of the rarest publications on West Cork, Baltimore and Roaringwater Bay. Edward Conor Marshall O'Brien (3 November 1880 – 18 April 1952) was an intellectual, Irish aristocrat, republican, nationalist, pioneer in modern maritime theory, owner and captain of one of the first boats to sail under the tri-colour of the Irish Free State, during his circumnavigation in the Saoirse. He was a grandson of the Fenian William Smith O'Brien. Reputedly this was the first small boat to sail around Cape Horn. This is slightly unfair to Joshua Slocum, the Bostonian, who was the first single-handed yachtsman to successfully pass this way (in 1895) although in the end, extreme weather forced him to use some of the inshore routes between the channels and islands and it is believed he may not have actually passed outside the Horn proper. Given the scale of Slocum's achievement it might be considered unfair to deprive him of the honour! Although it was nearly 30 years later, a strict definition of "the first small boat to sail around outside Cape Horn" could indeed cover the 42-foot (13 m) yacht Saoirse, sailed by Conor O'Brien with three hands, who rounded it during a circumnavigation of the world between 1923 and 1925 It was the first boat flying the Irish tri-colour to enter many of the world's ports and harbours. He was a ship builder/designer (notable boats include the Saoirse and AK Ilen ), gun runner for the Irish Volunteers during the war of independence in Ireland, captain of a ship sailing in the merchant navy during WWII.n(Source: Wikipedia)

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        BRONCHO APACHE

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1936 - Dust jacket is price-clipped with $2.00 sticker attached. Endpapers browned, moreso on pastedowns. Previous owner's western book-plate on front pastedown. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on front free endpaper. This copy isd clean and fresh throughout the text. 303pp. This was the author's third book. It was made into a Hollywood film in 1945 starring Burt Lancaster and Jean Peters. Paul Wellman (1895-1966) was an American journalist, history and novel writer, known for his books of the Wild West, Kansas and Oklahoma, the Great Plains. He worked for a time at the Kansas City Star. Size: Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Devon and Somerset Staghounds 1907-1936.

      Collins. 1936. 4to. Recently rebound in half red morocco, spine lettered and ruled in gilt and with gilt stag's head centre tools, top edges gilt; 9 colour plates and and 15 full-page black and white illustrations by Lionel Edwards, 17 photographs; slight spotting at beginning and end of the volume, but a nice copy. First edition, this being one of 75 numbered copies, signed by the author and the artist.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1936 - 1936 Wisden - Original Hardback - Presentation Copy

      1936. Hi, This lot is a 1936 Original Hardback Wisden in Very Good Condition, excellent for the year. It also had the added bonus of being a presentation copy, signed by WH Brookes (Editor) to future editor Norman Preston which makes the book very unique. Wisden chaaged materials in 1933 and the quality of the books suffered as a result, hence why 1933-1936 seem a lot more faded than the early 1920s Hardbacks. The gilt to the front and spine is ever so slightly fading as per the year and the boards are dulled, this book however is a lot better than an average 1936. Odd mark to the boards. Internally it is a nice and bright book, very yellow pastedowns and titlepage and clean inside. The hinges are strong. Old address sticker to the first page and removable post-it-note stating the endorsement. The previous owner had a bat bookmark inserted loosly froma paperback. Internally very good without restoration with an excellent photoplate.

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