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        Keep the Aspidistra Flying

      London: Gollancz,, 1936. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. A superb copy in the dust jacket and wraparound band. First edition, first impression. The first edition consisted of 3,000 sets of sheets of which only 2,500 were bound. Of these more than 200 were destroyed during the war. Copies in dust jacket appear on the market with considerable infrequency. We have handled just two other examples. Publisher's file copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Macmillan, New York 1936 - First printing, May 1936, in first issue jacket. A stunning, Fine copy, exceptionally rare in this condition. The book is pristine with a bright yellow topstain, square binding and a tight hinges, completely unread. Fine dust jacket is bright and unworn with only the lightest rubbing at the corner tips. Both book and jacket completely untouched by any repair or restoration. Housed in a custom clamshell case.The basis for the critically acclaimed, 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Mitchell managed to create a book that is both an engaging romance (without being sentimental) as well as a sympathetic portrayal of the devastation to the Southern way of life in the wake of the Civil War. No other work of literature more fully captures the old Southern gentility than "Gone With the Wind." "This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best." (J. Donald Adams, New York Times Book Review July 5, 1936). Fine in Fine. dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB]
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        Manuscript of two works: Christmas Literature, A Bibliographical Study. [With:] The Tryal of Old Father Christmas

      [Chicago]: ?'Privately Printed at the Sign of the Holly Wreath?", 1936. UNIQUE. Typescript within ruled borders, pen-and-ink and colored drawings and decorations, all done by the author. 3 vols. 4to. Bound in quarter red-morocco, giltÊholly-leaf ornaments, over vellum boards, spines gilt, t.e.g., gold-stamped green leather title labels on spines, by the Monastery Hill Bindery, Chicago, in a divided red cloth open-faced slipcase. Author's manuscript of two major works on the bibliography and history of Christmas. Christmas Literature, later titled Christmas Through the Centuries, was published in 1938 by W.M. Hill, Chicago in an edition of 500 copies by the Red Hart Press. The Tryal of Old Father Christmas, a history of the controversies about celebrating the holiday, as well as an edition of Josiah King's text, was published in 1937 in an edition of 500 copies by the Torch Press. The present typescripts contain illustrations and borders, drawn and illuminated by the author. The author was a Law Professor at the University of Chicago.

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        Traité élémentaire d'occultisme et d'astrologie. Initiation à l'Étude de l'Esotérisme hermétique

      paperback, sewed, 8vo large, 375 pps., ills., Éditions Dangles, Paris, 1936, good

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        L'idylle. Première version inédite. Manuscrit autographe complet

      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. S.n. s.l. S.d (1936)20 pages in-8 (13,5x21cm)

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        Gone with the Wind

      MacMillan Company 1936 - MacMillan Company, New York 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Published May 1936, no additional printings. Rare. Gray Cloth boards. First issue jacket Gone with the Wind is in the second column, priced at $3.00. Early 22 page promotional booklet from the publisher included. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light shelf wear, sunning at the spine. Short tear at the cloth spine, light repair at the front endpaper hinge, age toning. Dust Jacket Condition: Good-, shelf wear, chipping, paper loss, tears. Tape at the reverse side of the jacket folds. Wrapped in a new mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Keep The Apidistra Flying

      Victor Gollancz Limited, London 1936 - Despite the book's library origins, a very nice copy overall, which seems to have been little read and perhaps never actually entered circulation. The text block is dusty to the edges, it is for the most part internally clean, but with some evidence of label removal to the rear end paper and pastedown. The book is firmly bound, the boards are slightly bumped, marked and rubbed. Ex Boots Library with their offer to purchase slip still bound in at the rear. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & Collectible; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 70912. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1936 1936 - Bleistift, aquarelliert, links unten signiert und datiert „Tiberias. 3.3.36", verso nochmals bezeichnet und datiert „Tiberias 3.3.36/Nachm.", auf Velin. 13,6:18 cm. Aus einem Skizzenbuch aus dem Besitz der Tochter. Der an der Berliner Akademie ausgebildete Künstler, wurde vor allem wegen seines graphischen Œuvres bekannt. Er schuf überwiegend (Stadt-)Landschaften und als Teilnehmer am Ersten Weltkrieg Szenen vom Soldatenleben sowie Genreszenen und Porträts bekannter Zeitgenossen, wie von Ibsen, Nietzsche, Freud, Albert Einstein, Herzl und Oscar Wilde. Auch war seine Lehrtätigkeit nicht unbedeutend; von seinen Schülern sind u.a. M. Liebermann (1847-1935), M. Chagall (1887-1985), L. Corinth (1858-1925) und L. Ury (1861-1931) zu nennen. 1922 wanderte Struck nach Palästina aus und wurde dort Mitglied der Bezalel Akademie für Kunst und Design. Ferner war er bei der Gründung des Tel Aviv Museum of Art beteiligt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Keep The Aspidistra Flying.

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1936 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in blue. Some minor foxing mainly to prelims, a little dusty but overall a very good copy. First edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Will You Walk into My Garden

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1936. No. 113 of 200 copies printed. Illustrated with photographs. [xii], 48, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, titled in gilt on upper board. Spine ends slightly rubbed, else fine. Presentation inscription from the author on the flyleaf, "For Mrs. Bertha Hopkins from Clara C. Lenroot December 24th, 1936". Rare.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Gone With the Wind.

      Macmillan, New York 1936 - First edition of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free end paper. First printing, with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. First issue dust jacket, with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap. Near fine in the orignal dust jacket with some professional restoration to the extremities. A very nice example. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents . it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. . " In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. He was referred to John and Margaret Marsh as people who knew Atlanta's literary scene. She steered him to several prospects, but didn't mention her own work. A friend told him that she was writing a novel, but she denied it. On the night before he was to leave Atlanta, she appeared at his hotel-room door with her still imperfect, mountainous manuscript and left it with him for better or for worse. "This is beyond doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best" (New York Times). Gone With the Wind is said to be the fastest selling novel in the history of American publishing (50,000 copies in a single day), and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1936. Limited ed. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. 7 x 9 3/4 in. x, 684 pp. Tan cloth boards with Maugham's sigil in gilt on cover, beveled edges, top edge gilt. Limited edition signed by both Maugham and Schwabe on the limitation leaf. Number 493 of 751 copies. Condition of the book is FINE ; absolutely no wear, a lovely, pristine copy with text spotless. Protected by the original DJ, which is rare to find. The DJ is VERY GOOD+ ; price of $20 is not clipped. Extremely clean with just minor edge wear, line of sunning to the covers next to the spine. The spine is toned with two small closed tears (about 3 cm) that nearly form a V shape at the lower end. The original slipcase is also VERY GOOD+ ; no damage or cracking, very clean, minor toning, one very small dent to front. Fiction. RGR.

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        [Original Studio Half-Sheet Publicity Poster for]: THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

      [Culver City]: RKO Radio Pictures, 1936.. Vintage 22 x 28" (55 x 70 cm) color lithographed half-sheet poster on card stock. Slight bump crease to lower right corner, a quarter inch abrasion to upper right corner margin, old soft horizontal crease, otherwise very good, with no signs of use. A highly pictorial half-sheet issued to promote John Ford's 1936 film, based on Dudley Nichols's adaptation of Sean O'Casey's play about the 1916 Easter Uprising. While considered one of Ford's least successful films, it is thought by many critics to be cinematographer Joseph August's masterpiece. As a follow-up to the phenomenal success of THE INFORMER, Ford had initially hoped to direct a film drawing largely on the talents of the Abbey Theatre Players and Spencer Tracy, but Tracy was unavailable and RKO intervened, forcing Ford to include Barbara Stanwyck as a lead, and even inserted melodramatic retake scenes Ford had no hand in, well after he had finished the project. The film had serious shortcomings, including a fundamental divergence from the tone and language of O'Casey's play. But in spite of those shortcomings -- a few of which can not be blamed on Ford -- it did feature a number of the Abbey Theatre Players, including Arthur Shields (who was in the Dublin Post Office when it fell), Barry Fitzgerald, Eileen Crowe, Una O'Conner and Dennis O'Dea, many of whom later joined Ford's company.

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        Le Cinema en URSS

      1936. AROSEFF, A. Le Cinema en URSS. 312 pp. Profusely illustrated, plus 13 pp. of advertisements. 8vo., bound in publisher's cloth-backed illustrated boards. Moscow: Voks, 1936. |~||~||~||~| An unusually fine copy of this rare and fragile history of Soviet film, which has endpapers, layout and photomontages by Rodchenko and Stepanova. Published at the high watermark of state-controlled Soviet cinema and includes work by some of the greatest film-makers in the history of the medium. The plate depicting Stalin's head in profile, printed on cellophane, is intact, unlike in almost all copies. Slight rubbing to the rear boards, but overall a fine copy.

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        The works of George Santayana (14 volumes)

      C. Scribner's sons, 1936-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. 14 volume set. Fine bindings. Limited edition, no. 135/940 copies. Autographed by author, George Santayana. New York: C. Scribners Sons. Hardcover in blue slip cases. Quarter bound in white cloth with decorative spine label. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt embossed emblem on front cover. Tight bindings and solid boards. Gilt page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. v. 1. Sense of beauty.--v. 2.--Interpretations of poetry and religion.--v. 3-5. Life of reason.--v. 6. Three philosophical poets.--v. 8. Character and opinion in the United States.--v. 9. Soliloquies in England and later soliloquies.--v. 10. Dialogues in limbo.--v. 11-12. The last puritan.--v. 13. Scepticism and animal faith.Philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic, George Santayana is a principal figure in Classical American Philosophy. His naturalism and emphasis on creative imagination were harbingers of important intellectual turns on both sides of the Atlantic. His Hispanic heritage, shaded by his sense of being an outsider in America, captures many qualities of American life missed by insiders, and presents views equal to Tocqueville in quality and importance. Beyond philosophy, only Emerson may match his literary production.

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        NOT SO DEEP AS A WELL Collected Poems

      New York:: Viking Press,. 1936. First edition. Number 187 of 485 SIGNED numbered copies. Includes all of her poems except the few she did not wish to retain. The book is clean and bright but the inner hinges are somewhat darkened, presumably from the glue, and the red paper boards have some skinning on the inside edges. In an edgeworn original slipcase. Overall, very good or better.

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        Aus Liebe.

      - Bleistift, grau laviert. Signiert. 36,4:29,8 cm. Literatur: Goldstein, p. 428; Flemig, S. 6. Graphiker, Karikaturist, Mitarbeiter „Jugend", „Simplicissimus" und „Lustige Blätter", 1936 Exklusivvertrag mit der „Berliner Illustrierten Zeitung".

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        The Kidnap Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1936 - 316+[6 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in black cloth with silver lettering to spine and cover. Has the "A" on the title verso. 1st edition. Wright wrote as a critic and journalist until 1923, when he became ill from what was given out as overwork, but was in reality a secret drug addiction, according to John Loughery's biography Alias S.S. Van Dine. His doctor confined him to bed (supposedly because of a heart ailment, but actually because of a cocaine addiction) for more than two years. In frustration and boredom, he began collecting and studying thousands of volumes of crime and detection. In 1926 this paid off with the publication of his first S. S. Van Dine novel, The Benson Murder Case. Wright took his pseudonym from the abbreviation of "steamship" and from Van Dine, which he claimed was an old family name. Wright wrote a series of short stories for Warner Brothers film studio in the early 1930s. These stories were used as the basis for a series of 12 short films, each around 20 minutes long, that were released in 1930 - 1931. Of these, The Skull Murder Mystery (1931) shows Wright's vigorous plot construction. It is also notable for its non-racist treatment of Chinese characters, something quite unusual in its day. As far as it is known, none of Van Dine's screen treatments have been published in book form and none of the manuscripts survive. Short films were popular then and Hollywood made hundreds of them during the studio era. Except for a handful of comedy silents, however, most of these films are forgotten and not listed in film reference books. Wright died April 11, 1939, in New York City, a year after the publication of an unpopular experimental novel that incorporated one of the biggest stars in radio comedy, The Gracie Allen Murder Case, and leaving a complete novelette-length story that was intended as a film vehicle for Sonja Henie, and was published posthumously as The Winter Murder Case. Condition: Unobtrusive book seller's stamp on front gutter of end paper, front past down lightly soiled. Jacket professionally repaired with minor edge wear. A very good copy in like jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nancy Steele Is Missing! [The Lost Nancy Steele] (Original screenplay for the 1937 film, Darryl F. Zanuck's copy)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1936 - First Draft Continuity [pre-production] script for the 1937 film, "Nancy Steele Is Missing!," seen here under its working title, "The Lost Nancy Steele." Producer Darryl F. Zanuck's working copy, with his name and extensive notations in holograph pencil on the title page and rear wrapper recto, and brief notations throughout. Additionally, the script also includes fourteen typed pages, on onionskin stock, headed "NOTES ON 'THE LOST NANCY STEELE'", presumably also written by Zanuck.On the title page, Zanuck reveals his dissatisfaction with Fowler and Long's first draft of the script: "What should have been a powerful box office smash melodrama with a dynamite situation has turned into a dull gloomy uninteresting tragedy that will scare even adults away / the whole flavor has been lost completely / the punch and fire has been cast aside / this is a sure box office flop as well as a very dull sappy picture / the character of Chadwick is OK / but the only bright spot / not only have we killed the flavor and real essence of the story but the story is also lost / the main character is a combination of lunatic -- I.W.W. Red -- Communist -- Radical -- Jean Hersholt and the most stupid man I've ever met / he is disgusting and kills the whole idea / the entire idea of regeneration is gone / I do not think we can save one scene or anything but Chadwick / the story was so simple, sound and now it is a lot of nothing / we must start over from scratch / why change plot? / we had a great idea / wonderful opening and a powerful theme / it could be a combination of G Men and Les Miserables."Zanuck has added further holograph notations on the rear wrapper recto: "Horrible disgusting uninteresting character / a Red / must be criminal not lunatic or radical / a shrewd clever criminal with a great plan and only one hole / Chadwick great guy." Based on a story ("Ransom") by Charles Francis Coe, the film is a sympathetic portrait of the kidnapper who leaves the baby (Nancy Steele) with two close friends who raise her. The kidnapper is later arrested and sentenced to two years in prison that become a life sentence after he is framed during a failed escape. He is eventually released and immediately visits the girl, whom he regards as his daughter. She thinks he is her father. Together, the two go to New York, where he gets a job working as a gardener for her actual father. One of his old cellmates seeks to blackmail him for the evidence against him involving the kidnapping, and he is forced to make a difficult decision.Set in New York.Light blue studio wrappers, noted as First Draft Continuity on the front wrapper, dated July 24, 1936, with credits for screenwriters Fowler and Long. Title page present, dated July 24, 1936, noted as First Draft Continuity, with credits for Fowler and Long. 145 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 144. Mimeograph. Plus fourteen onionskin pages laid in, Very Good plus. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good (now encapsulated in mylar), bound with three gold brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

      London: Macmillan, 1936. - First Edition. Printing and the Mind of Man 423. xii, 403 pp. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on flyleaf, else Very Good, without dust jacket. 'Keynes's General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (published February 1936) is probably the most influential and controversial economics book of the twentieth century. In it, Keynes claimed to have undermined the foundations of orthodox economics and to have developed a radically new way of thinking about unemployment. Some (often young) economists took up Keynesan ideas with missionary zeal, whilst others (often older) were very hostile. There was also intense controversy over what Keynes was actually saying' (Thoemmes Web site). 'John Maynard Keynes is doubtlessly one the most important figures in the entire history of economics. He revolutionized economics with his classic book, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936). This is generally regarded as probably the most influential social science treatise of the 20th Century, in that it quickly and permanently changed the way the world looked at the economy and the role of government in society. No other single book, before or since, has had quite such an impact.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        Everybody's Pepys: The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669

      London: G. Bell & Sons 1936. xxiv, 570 pp. Large paper edition, signed by the artist Ernest H. Shepard, and limited to 350 copies of which this is number 302. Full maroon morocco. Gilt lettering to spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards slightly marked. Spine slightly faded. Edges a bit spotted. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. With 59 tissue-guarded plates by E. H. Shepard. Four maps of London in the 1660's at rear. VG copy. . Very Good. Full Morocco. Signed Limited Edition. 1936. 8vo..

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        Pigeon Post

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good+. 384 p. 23 b&w illustrations. Sixth book in the Swallows and Amazons series. Green cloth with gold lettering. White mark on lower part of front board. In pictorial jacket. Jacket has darkened spine and chipped spine ends. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Ink stamp on upper text block edge. Arthur Ransome (1884 - 1967) was an English author and journalist, best known for writing this Swallows and Amazons series of children's books. The books tell of school-holiday adventures of children, mostly in the Lake District of England. Though most of the books featured sailing, the action in "Pigeon Post" is restricted to the lakes. It won the first Carnegie Medal awarded for children's literature.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        Sagittarius Rising

      London: Peter Davies,, 1936. Octavo. Original grey marl cloth, titles to spine dark blue. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Spine faintly toned, foot of spine and lower edge bumped, slight stain to front board, front hinge cracked but holding. First edition, first impression of one of the classics of Great War literature, widely considered as the finest flying memoir of the war. "At seventeen, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and equipped with a precocious intelligence, Lewis lied about his age to join the Royal Flying Corps. He celebrated his eighteenth birthday in France, flying patrols over the western front at a time when the average life expectancy of a pilot was three weeks. On 1 July 1916 he flew the first patrol of the Somme offensive and witnessed the mile-high column of earth thrown up by the detonation of mines under the German positions. Later he duelled with the 'circus' of Manfred von Richthofen and was the last man to see the aircraft of Albert Ball VC, the allied ace who vanished in a bank of cloud. Lewis also hunted Gotha airships over London by moonlight, and in 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross for continuous bravery" (ODNB). On publication, the book was reviewed in the New Statesman by George Bernard Shaw, who Lewis had encountered while deputy director of programmes at the BBC, and who had permitted him make the first film adaptation of one of his plays. Shaw's high praise guaranteed the book's immediate success: "This is a book everyone should read. It is the autobiography of an ace, and no common ace either … This prince of pilots … had a charmed life in every sense of the word.

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        The Digest Of South African Case Law Vol.1 A-L

      Juta, 1936, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe boards are worn and marked.One inscription.Award plate.Well bound.Fair copy,containing the reported decisions of the superior courts from 1922-1933.Vol.1 only.[R.K] Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law; Inventory No: zi7.

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        Geschichte des Freimaurerbundes zur aufgehenden Sonne in der Tschechoslowakischen Republik. Herausgegeben von Siegfried Neumann.

      Als Manuskript gedruckt bei Neumann & Co., Prag 1936 - ( Widmungsexemplar des Herausgebers Neumann für den Paul Pankovsky mit handschriftlichem Vermerk auf dem Vortitel *Dem verdienstvollen Br. Paul Pankovsky, Neumann* ). Mit 82 Seiten, 2 n.n. Blätter. Mit einigen schwarz-weißen Tafeln, OBroschur mit Deckelsignet, 8° ( 25,5 x 17 cm ). Auf Büttenpapier gedruckt. Besitzvermerke auf Vortitel, Exlibris auf Titelblatt, Einband etwas fleckig und berieben, der schmale Einbandrücken am oberen Kapital stärker beschädigt, am unteren Kapital etwas angeplatzt, Bindung gelockert. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig. Im Glanzfolienumschlag ( dieser unfachmännisch mit Tesastreifen am Einband innen fixiert ). - sehr seltten - ( Gewicht 400 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gone with the Wind

      MacMillan 1936 - A very good first edition (May, 1936 on the copyright page) in a very good first issue dust jacket (with Gone with the Wind listed second in the second column on the back panel), SIGNED by Margaret Mitchell on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Provenance is a Heritage Auction, with tab from auction laid in. Also laid in are 4 postage stamps featuring Ms. Mitchell. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        The Paradise of Fools

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1936. Being an Account by a Member of the Party, of the Expedition which covered 6,300 miles of the Libyan Desert by Motor-car in 1935. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine, scorpion device gilt to the upper board. Frontispiece and 22 other plates, folding coloured map at the rear. A review copy with the publisher's review slip, together with one from The Manchester Guardian, loosely inserted. A little chafed at the extremities, corners bumped, free endpapers differentially browned, some foxing to the fore-edge, light toning to the text, map torn on the stub with old tape repair, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Lively, and uncommon account of an expedition described in Fliegel Jezerniczky's on-line Libyan Desert bibliography as "an extraordinary journey", in which a party led by Mason and W.B. Kennedy Shaw traversed "virtually all major parts of the Libyan desert. They started from Kharga, reaching the Gilf Kebir via Abu Ballas, making the first crossing of the dune belt in the 'Gap' to enter Wadi Hamra, discovering two major wadis transversing the southern Gilf (and locating a cave with rock paintings on the col between them), then continuing via Selima and Erdi to El Fasher (where they met Almásy and party). On the northbound leg they traversed the southern Libyan Desert, continuing to Uweinat, passing the western side of the Gilf, then traversing the Great Sand Sea to reach Siwa". The cave at Mogharet el Kantara containing the paintings of cattle and a homestead scene, the only known site containing rock art in the Southern eastern portion of the Gilf Kebir, is known as Shaw's Cave. During WWII Shaw went on to become a founder member of the Long Range Desert Group, whose scorpion badge was very similar to that used here on the upper board; Mason, who had previously spent time fur-trapping in Canada, and sparring with Jack Sharkey, was recruited to Naval Intelligence by Ian Fleming, lending a number of characteristics - physical and temperamental - and terrific tales to the composite who became James Bond. Shaw published his findings in the Geographical Journal ( "An Expedition in the Southern Lybian Desert", volume 87, 1936) and Antiquity ("Rock Paintings in the Lybian Desert", volume 10, 1936).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Saint Joan of Arc.

      Cobden-Sanderson, London. 1936 - First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 436. Plates and maps.Laid in are two Typed Letters Signed by V. Sackville-West to a Mrs Jones, dated 7th July 1936 and 7th March 1939 and both on Sissinghurst Castle writing paper. The first letter comprises about fifty words declining Mrs Jones's application for work as a typist; after the typed text Sackville-West adds, in her own hand an in green ink, ''I am not saying this in an emptily polite way, but really will remember & in the meantime will look round for people wanting M.S. typed.'' The other letter comprises about 150 words asking Mrs Jones to type a manuscript ''for my young nephew'' and giving instructions as to format etc. Following the typed text Sackville-West has added in her own hand a few comments of a more revealing nature: ''.My nephew, as you will no doubt observe, is a somewhat immature although an enthusiastic biographer.''. Presumably she means Eddy Sackville-West, although there is no clue as to subject of the biography. His study of Thomas de Quincey had appeared in 1936, but no other full-scale biographies can be attributed to him. Perhaps, as with two of his novels, the book in question was never published. The letters show Vita to have been something of a pillar of dependability both for her family and for her staff.Letters: folds; very good. Book: small patch of fading on spine; very good in good, nicked dustwrapper creased, rubbed and faded at spine with a small hole. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to Frances Perkins

      Washington DC: The White House, 26 Feb. [1936?]. 2 pp., 8vo, 8 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches boldly written in dark ink on White House letterhead. Matted and framed with a portrait of FDR. The ?Magna Carta for organized labor? (Graham and Wander, Franklin D. Roosevelt His Life and Times, p. 275). A fine handwritten letter (most of FDR?s letters were typed) to the first woman to serve in any American president?s cabinet, Frances Perkins, about possible appointments to the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) which was established as a result of the Wagner Act to aid the establishment of strong independent Unions. ?I suggest after talking with Sen. Wagner and others that we ask Clay Williams and Frank Walsh to act as Vice-Chairmen... When a Vice-Chairman sits on a new case it is my thought he should carry it through to final decisions and that Bob and the two V-Cs should consult frequently as to the general policy. Will you talk this over with Bob and then I can make appointments. Bob also suggests Ernest Draper, Dennison, and Walter A. Draper as additional members to represent industry. Yrs, FDR?. Anecdotally, hand-written letters by FDR as President seem to be very scarce; five were sold between 1975 and 1999 and this letter was sold at Christie's New York, June 17, 2003, lot 160, $9,500 hammer.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Absalom, Absalom!

      New York: Random House,, 1936. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, rules to boards in red, top edge red. With the pictorial dust jacket. Coloured fold-out map to rear. Spine rolled, front hinge cracked but holding; a very good copy in the lightly toned and rubbed jacket, with small hole to spine, not affecting text, shallow chips to extremities, front flap partially separated from panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume III

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed British first edition, only printing of the third volume of Churchill's Marlborough - a premium copy suitable for filling a superior first edition set. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes and was very well received - both critically and aesthetically. The first edition is physically impressive, bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms in gilt on the front cover, a gilt text block top edge, and a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. Here is the first British edition, only printing of Volume III, a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, scarce thus. This third book carries the story forward to the end of the campaign of 1708. The volume is a substantial 608 pages with 24 illustrations, 2 document facsimiles, 3 color maps, and 64 other maps and plans. The plum cloth binding retains vivid color and is square, clean, and tight with bright gilt, sharp corners, and nicely rounded spine. We note only a hint of sunning to the top edge where sun slipped past the top of the jacket. The contents remain bright and crisp. No spotting. No previous ownership marks. Bright top edge gilt. The book feels unread. The dust jacket is bright, unclipped, and complete, with only trivial wear to the spine ends. Spine toning is minimal, with only a barely discernible hint of color shift between the jacket spine and faces. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(III).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166.

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        California Indian Folklore (SIGNED)

      Shafter, CA: Published by the author, 1936. 1st. Half-leather. First Edition, Limited Edition #4 of 10 copies printed on special paper and hand-bound by the Santa Barbara Bindery as noted by the author in his own hand; SIGNED by Latta. 8vo. 209 pp. 34 photo-plates. Latta's business card as Directory of the Kern County Museum laid in. Maroon half-leather spine over cloth boards with gilt lettering. A fine copy of this scarce limited edition. As Told to F. F. Latta by 15 Native Americans. A Collection of California Indian Folklore Tales which were told during the long Winter evenings long before the White People came to California. Latta's first work to specifically focus on the Indians of the San Joaquin Valley, dealing with the culture of the more than 60 tribes that made up the Yokuts.

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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.

      London: Faber and Faber Limited, nd 1936 - First edition “First published in November 1936”, demy 4to (11¼ x 9), pp. xxviii, 160, 160 plates with facing descriptions. Original gilt lettered red cloth, top edges gilt. Very good clean bright copy. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, complete. The largest & most important western exhibition of Chinese art, 3080 items, to that time. H6176 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers.

      Submitted to the California College in China in part Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts. Peking: The Camel Bell, [1936]. Illustrated with 61 coloured lithograph plates, 16 tipped-in photographic illustrations, one paper pattern and one diagram. Oblong 8vo. XIV + 185 pp. Bound in original embroidered chinese silk brocade sewn with orange silk cord in oriental style. Printed in Chinese style on double leaves. The first leaves with small holes in margin, else fine. No jacket or box.. First edition of this rare document on Peking street-vendors, describing 54 different kinds of peddlers including their characteristic sound or call

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        The Religion of Islam A Comprehensive Discussion of the Sources, Principles and Practices of Islam

      The Ahmadiyya Anjuman Isha'at Islam, 1936, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketThe boards are a bit marked and worn. A few ownership markings and scribbles. Some foxing. The binding is sound if a little shaken. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: rn15.

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        Chess Problems Volume XVI (Numbers 2626-2811) Original Workbook

      Carrollton, GA: Self Written, 1936-1938 186 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") bound in quarter red cloth and black pebbled boards with Dobbs hand written title to front cover. Original manuscript.Gilbert Dobbs, through out his interest in chess composition, kept log-books of his composition. This is one of the many log-book he created. It has at least one problem for each page of the book. He numbered these as he composed them. The problems were had stamped with solutions below. As some became published the publication name and date is noted beside the problem. In addition to the hand written problems, there are some clipped newspaper chess columns laid in and a few loose ones as well. Some of his friends and other problemist names and addresses on pastedowns. These log-books were given to Frederick Gamage and friend and a protege of A C White as was Dobbs.Gilbert S. Dobbs ( Richmond, Kentucky , December 6 1867 - Carrollton, Georgia , February 14 1941 ) was a minister and chess composer. Son of a Baptist minister, Charles Edwin Willoughby Dobbs, he studied at Franklin College in Franklin Indiana and at Bethel College in Russellville , where he obtained an MA in 1888. Wanting to become himself a Baptist minister, he studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he was ordained pastor in 1890. He exercised his ministry in various US cities: Bloomington , Brownsville , Memphis , New Orleans and finally Carrolton in Georgia . He was a renouned poet. He wrote his master's thesis on using the poem as a thesis. He was also one of the world's top ten chess problemists and composed in two and three moves, generally with positions aesthetically attractive with hard keys. In collaboration with Edward Hanna wrote the book The Emery Memorial, an unpublished gem composed on New Year's day, 1936 (Carrollton, 1937), dedicated to problemist Canadian Reginald George Emery (1904-1936). Alain C. White and Richard E. Cheney dedicated the book A Chess Silhouette: One Hundred Chess Problems By the Reverend Gilbert Dobbs (Overbrook Press, Stamford, 1942).Condition:Fraying to edges, inner hinges cracked, occasionally soiled else a good but one of a kind item.

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        The Bath Mysteries

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1936. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the slightly soiled jacket that has a sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A gruesome mystery from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, and published in the US in 1942 under the title The Bathtub Murder Case. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown.

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        The Right to Heresy: Castellio Against Calvin

      New York: Viking, 1936. First. hardcover. very good(-). Frontispiece, 238 pages, 8vo, orange cloth ornately blind-stamped with the author's initials (spine faded and gently frayed at the top and bottom). New York: The Viking Press, 1936. First edition. A very good(-) copy with a nearly flawless interior. Signed in full by Zweig on the front free endpaper.

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