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        Chinese Jade. Throughout the ages. A review of its characteristics, decoration, folklore and symbolism. Introduction by Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith.

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1936 - Quarto. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in green, Chinese characters blocked to front board in green and red, pattern endpapers. With the dust jacket. Wear to ends of spine and corners, mild soiling to boards, in the dust jacket with just a touch of wear to extremities. 39 colour plates and numerous black and white photographs. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A Further Range

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1936 First edition, limited issue of 803 numbered copies. Signed by Frost on the limitation page. Publisher's coarse tan cloth, with a brown morocco title label to the spine lettered in gilt; in the publisher's gray-brown slipcase, with the limitation number in holograph on the spine. Fine book; in a fine slipcase. A lovely copy, signed by Frost. Crane A21. A Further Range is a collection of poetry that includes "Design," "Desert Places," "To a Thinker," "Vindictives - The Andes," "The Harship of Accounting," and "Leaves Compared with Flowers," among others. Notably, this anthology earned Frost his third Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. A Further Range is divided into six thematic sections: "Taken Doubly," "Taken Singly," "Ten Mills," "The Outlands," "Build Soil," and "Afterthought." Specifically, the first section contains poems with two titles, the second contains lyric poetry, the third contains brief, witty verses, and the fourth includes mountain-related poetry. The two final sections are the shortest and contain theoretical verse.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        Honourable Estate (Signed By The Author)

      Gollancz 1936 - The First UK Edition published by Gollancz in 1936.The BOOK is in Very Good+ or better condition.A little toning of the spine and cover edges.Light pushing to the lower spine.The book is tight.Light toning and dustiness to the text block.Three inscriptions from previous owners to the front pastedown and front endpaper.The pages are very clean and do not have any of the toning and foxing usually encountered.The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition.Minor edge wear and creasing in places.The wrapper has a mild horizontal crease across it.Closed tears to the upper rear cover and lower front spine fold.Red colouring to the spine remains good.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival protector. The book has been Signed and Dated by Vera Brittain to the title page.A scarce post WW1 title to find signed. Collectible with such attributes. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Death at the President's lodging / by Michael Innes

      London : Gollancz, 1936, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copy in a later binding and wrapper. The dust wrapper is somewhat faded and edge-nicked. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Some light, marginal foxing, mainly around first few pages. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages; Scarce copy of the author's first novel which introduced his long-serving detective John Appleby. Includes fold-out plan after main text. 318p. 18cm. Genre: Detective & mystery -- Novel -- Fiction.

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        Robert Frost: A Chronological Survey

      Middletown, CT 1936 - INSCRIBED Inscribed on flyleaf "Robert Frost/ 1939/ for Fred Rosenstock." Rosenstock was a famous Denver bookman. Quarter green cloth and boards. Fine in chipped glassine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Artistry of Mixing Drinks

      Paris: Fryam Press, 1936. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Signed. Paris: Fryam Press, 1936: Signed. First Edition, First Printing. Signed and inscribed by both Frank Meier and Charles C. Ritz, of the Ritz Hotel in Paris. In About Very Good condition, with front flap of jacket split, though held naturally in place by French flaps. Sewn binding a bit fragile toward early signatures. Light staining to covers, light waviness to front cover. Foxing to pages. Light overall wear. One of 1,000 copies originally printed, extraordinarily rare, signed by Frank Meier, the legendary bartender at the Ritz Bar, as well as by Charles C. Ritz.

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        A Brief Summary of the New Life Movement

      Nanchang, Kiangsi, China:: The Association for the Advancement of New Life Movement,. ca. 1936.. Pamphlet touting the benefits of the Chinese civic education program known as the New Life Movement, the movement established by General Chiang Kai- shek and his wife within the Chinese Nationalist party (the Kuomintang) to counter the effects of domestic factionalism, Communism and Japanese militarism. Chiang launched this movement from his Nanjing headquarters, when he was the leader of the Republic of China.He expelled Chinese communists from the party and led a successful unification of China. Despite a professed focus on reform, Chiang’s government concentrated on battling Communism within China as well as confronting Japanese aggression. When the Allies declared war on Japan in 1941, China took its place among the Big Four. Civil war broke out in 1946, ending in a victory by Mao Zedong’s Communist forces and the creation of the People’s Republic of China. From 1949 until his death, Chiang led the KMT government in exile in Taiwan, which many countries continued to recognize as China’s legitimate government. Xinsheng Road, a major arterial road in Taipei is named after the movement.The New Life Movement stressed traditional Confucian morality and the Methodist notion of self-cultivation as the solution to the perceived degeneration of the Chinese people, and was considered by the Kuomintang to be key element of Sun Yat Sen's Three Principles of the People. The New Life Movement was suspended and dissolved by 1949. The 'Contents' include the Beginning of the New Life Movement (NLM); The Unification and Promotion of the NLM; the Future of the NLM; The Import-ant Speeches of General Chiang Kai-Shek; The Slogans, Rules and Emblem of the NLM; Outline of the NLM; Appendix: The Staff of the General Association for the Promotion of the NLM. The Appendix (last 2p) comprises a list of the organizations staff; President (Chiang Kai Sheh), 32 Directors, a Director-in-Chief, a General Secretary, Secretary and Head of the First, Second & Third Departments, and 18 Secretaries. The lengthy list of slogans and rules runs to 95 items, including #40. Do not smoke opium.NOT ON OCLC; a similar but shorter item, titled "Outline of the New Life Movement" is recorded as OCLC: 3976888 and is owned by 16 libraries. It seems to be related, but differs to this item.Pamphlet, 8vo, (2), 1-18pp, with additional page text with color plate of the symbol for the organization. Blue paper wrappers bound with pale blue ribbon. Paper wrappers marked & ruffled at spine with 1 1/2" split lower spine, internally very good.

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        Collected Poems 1909-1935

      Faber & Faber Limited, London 1936 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by T.S. Eliot on a laid in signature. An attractive First Issue dustjacket that has minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Eliot First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Homenagem a Fernando Pessoa. Com os excerptos das suas cartas de amor e um retrato por Almada.

      - [Lisbona], Ediçoes Presenza, 1936, in-16, br. edit., pp. 47, [5]. Con un ritratto di Pessoa a piena pagina. Prima edizione. Nipote di Ofelia Queiroz, Carlos Queiroz pubblica per la prima volta qui alcuni estratti di lettere d'amore di Pessoa a sua zia. Salvo una naturale ingiallitura della carta, ottime condizioni. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Medical Classics 1-5, September, 1936 - May, 1941, in Fifteen Volumes

      The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore 1936 - Spines very slightly faded, ink name & date on front flyleaf of single volume. 1936 Hard Cover. Complete in fifteen hardcover volumes custom-bound by Brentano's, comprising issue nos. 1-10 of volumes 1-5 (most volumes contain multiple issue numbers). Red cloth, maroon morocco spine labels, gilt titles & rules, decorated endpapers. Black & white portraits. Garrison-Morton 6662.1: 'Reprints of classic texts, with English translations where necessary. Includes biographical notes and full bibliographies.' Covers important topics such as Parkinson's shaking palsy, breast cancer, tuberculosis (i.e., consumption or phthisis), cardiac health, etc. Includes works by: Sir James Paget; Sir Charles Bell; Oliver Wendell Holmes [Sr.]; Percivall Pott; Theobald Smith; Sir Dominic John Corrigan; Thomas Hodgkin; Nathan Smith; Douglas Argyll Robertson; Guido Banti; Joseph Lister; Johann von Mikulicz-Radecki; Thomas Addison; William Withering; Reginald Heber Fitz; Charles McBurney; Carlos Juan Finlay; Ephraim McDowell; James Marion Sims; Robert Koch; Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie; James Parkinson; Hippocrates; William Stewart Halsted; Claude Bernard; Robert Adams; John Cheyne; William Stokes; Gurdon Buck; Peter Ludwig Panum; John Hughlings Jackson; Rhazes (Abu Becr Mohammed Ibn Zacariya Ar-razi); Guillaume Dupuytren; Sir William Osler; Thomas Sydenham; John Hunter; George Ryerson Fowler; Albert John Ochsner; Giovanni Battista Morgagni; Austin Flint; Friedrich Trendelenburg; Abraham Colles; Caleb Hillier Parry; Robert James Graves; John Fothergill; Sir Jonathan Hutchinson; Sir William Bowman; Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis; William Morrant Baker; William Henry Welch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      George C Harrap 1936 - LIMITED EDITION NO. 122 OF 460. 12 coloured illustrations by Arthur Rackham, mounted with tissue guards, decorated endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, original vellum, some very slight discolouration to top of front board, otherwise a fine copy, with original slipcase, numbered label, discolouration and split in one joint and remains of original cellophane wrapper. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Absalom, Absalom!

      Random House, New York 1936 - First Printing. Octavo (21cm); black cloth, with titling and rule stamped in red and gilt on spine and front panel; red topstain; dustjacket; 384pp, [1] fold-out map. Partial, thin split to paper on front hinge, with subtle fading to topstain; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, toned at spine and rear panel, with some very shallow chipping at the crown and moderate rubbing to extremities and flap folds; Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Gun for Sale

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1936., 1936. Thriller. First Edition. Octavo, pp.261. Publisher's red cloth with titles in gilt to spine, red endpapers. The faintest sunning to spine else a truly fine copy of one of the author's rarest titles in first edition, lacking only the ridiculously rare dustwrapper. Published as 'A Gun For Hire' in America.

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        The Trouble I've Seen

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

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      1936 - STEINBECK, John. IN DUBIOUS BATTLE. NY: Covici Friede, 1936. 8vo., beige cloth with black spine in the original publisher's cardboard slipcase. Signed, Limited Edition of only 99 numbered copies, of which this is copy #71. [Goldstone & Payne A5a]. One of Steinbeck's smallest signed, limited editions. Fine condition; original slipcase has a few minor bumps and two small cracks along the top edge that are repaired with black tape (publisher's title label on spine still nice). While copies of this signed, limited edition appear from time to time, nice ones in the original slipcases are tougher to find. $8,500.00. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Step by Step. 1936-1939

      London, Odhams Press Limited, . FIRST ODHAMS EDITION. 8vo., with 2 maps (1 double-page), pp. 350 + epilogue. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in dustjacket. SIGNED ON TITLE-PAGE BY THE AUTHOR. Book has a small damp-stain to top edge, slightly rubbed to spine and joints. near fine. Churchill's foreign affairs articles from 1936 to 1939 are compiled in this important work, which chronicles Britain's loss of air parity, France's decline, and the renascent Germany of Adolf Hitler. Woods A45

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        POÈMES INTERDITS. Treaduits de l'espagnol par Edmond Vandercammen.

      Le Cahiers du journal de poètes,, Bruxelles 1936 - 14x19.5. 68pp. 2hh. Retrato de Maples en frontis por el traductor. Antigua y tenue mancha de humedad que afecta la parte inferior del lomo. Algo de óxido. Conserva el papel glassinne original, con una pequeña pérdida. Tirada de 612 ejemplares, 100 de ellos 'de luxe, sur papier Featherweigh fort', numerados (éste es el 42. Dedicatoria autógrafa al hispanista belga Lucien-Paul Thomas (1880-1948), que se especializó en Culteranoismo, Góngora y Calderón de la Barca. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Men of Concord

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA 1936 - E. B. White's (1899-1985) personal copy of this edition of "Men of Concord." White has signed "E B White" in black ink on the second free endpaper. White had a great affinity for Henry David Thoreau, owning many copies of works by him. From the Estate of Joel (1930-1997) & Allene White. xxiii, 391, [1] pp. 12mo. Paper covered boards with a floral design, red cloth spine with gold embossed titling which has faded slightly over time; corners bumped with small losses. The ten color plates (which includes the frontispiece) and the endpapers of the book were created by N. C. Wyeth; the additional twenty-four pen & ink drawings and title page are by Andrew Wyeth under his father's direction (Allen & Allen). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Important Typed Letter Signed on embossed personal letterhead

      1936. unbound. 1 page, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, no place, June 16, 1936. Written to Frederic R. Coudert, a powerful New York attorney, whose firm represented Great Britain's interests in North America for almost a century, giving his views on the latest chapter of British appeasement towards Nazi Germany, in part: "...I agree with you that the world is in a very dangerous condition generally. The recent action in the British Parliament shows a recession in the whole theory of international cooperation which I would never have believed possible. Incidentally, it rather confirms a memorandum that I gave to President Wilson, suggesting to him that they should omit all sanctions and elements of force as being impractical of use and therefore dangerous..." Hoover strongly opposed the severe sanctions levied against Germany in the Versailles Treaty and felt that its vindictive nature would result in another World War. Natural folds and several creases; very good(-) condition.

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        MT. FUJI AT DAYLIGHT. A Large Size Color Print.

      A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF MT. FUJI WITH THE LAKE IN FOREGROUND [Tokyo 1936, - Doi]. A large size print, sheet size 43 x 29 cmprint size 39.5 x 26 cm., deckel edge to the right, signedKoitsu, red sealed, Doi publisher, Yokoi printer, Harada thecarver, fine copy, excellent color and registry. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Journey Without Maps

      London: Heinemann, 1936., 1936. Tall 8vo. Publisher's lemon cloth, decorated and titled in brown to spine, illustrated map endpapers, top edge red.Text block clean, ink ownership (1936) to half-title, minor toning to extremities of binding. A clean, presentable copy of a most uncommon title. FIRST EDITION. Greene's first travel book. Several critics suggested that the author's trip to Liberia and the resulting published work mark a change both in his mind and in his fiction. Greene talks of how the journey to Africa is not just back into time or to beginings, but to a place where elemental power exists without modern sophisticated trappings. When Greene compares the African manifestations of that power with his dreams in the short section 'Mythology' (p.209), he suggests that evil united with Power is more a qualioty of civilization. A second travel book 'The Lawless Roads. A Mexican Journey' was published in 1939, which was followed by the Mexico-based prize-winning novel 'The Power & the Glory' in 1940, both of which bear close relation to Journey Without Maps. Wobbe [A11a]. Listed in National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure books

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan, 1936. xii, 403pp, [1]. Original cloth in DJ. DJ spine browned as often, chipped to head of spine and corners with tiny amounts of loss, tear to head of lower panel, but with no loss . Book generally bright and clean. Internally some light browning to endpapers, a hint of dust staining to top edge of text block, occasional pencil lines to margins, but generally bright and clean. Keynes' magnum opus, PMM 423. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Good. 8vo.

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        Gone With The Wind (First UK Edition With The Scarce Promotional Band)

      The First UK printing published by Macmillan (London) in 1936.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.A little pushing at the spine tips with very early splaying of the boards.Covers are clean with black titling.Mild offsetting to the prelims and end papers. Mild toning and spotting to the text block.Previous owner's inscription to the verso of the front blank end paper. Green top stain still present but faded.The WRAPPER is the correct First Issue state and is price-clipped.It is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition.Minor edge wear with loss at the upper front spine and front upper flap fold.Closed tear to upper rear spine fold.Amazingly, there is No fading of colouring to the spine.The wrapper has spotting to the verso which comes through very mildly in places to the front.The 'Daily Mail Book Of The Month' Promotional Band is complete and bears the correct price of 10s 6d net.It is a little foxed in places.The period wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written,but also the greatest Civil War saga.Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' is the bestselling novel of all time and her unforgettable characters have become American icons. One of the most important books in American literary history,Mitchell's Civil War epic was a huge success when published, winning the Pulitzer prize for fiction. It's international renown was further enhanced by the film version starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Incredibly scarce as a first UK edition and at the time of listing, the only available copy available on the market.A fabulous copy with such attributes! ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Chinese Jade

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd,, 1936. Throughout the ages. A review of its characteristics, decoration, folklore and symbolism. Introduction by Sir Cecil Harcourt-Smith. Quarto. Original orange cloth, titles to spine and front board in green, Chinese characters blocked to front board in green and red, pattern endpapers. With the dust jacket. 39 colour plates and numerous black and white photographs. Wear to ends of spine and corners, mild soiling to boards, in the dust jacket with just a touch of wear to extremities. First edition, first impression.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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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