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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]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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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.

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        Manuscript of two works: Christmas Literature, A Bibliographical Study. [With:] The Tryal of Old Father Christmas

      [Chicago]: ÒPrivately Printed at the Sign of the Holly WreathÓ, 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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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).

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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.

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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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        CÁNTICO

      - CRUZ Y RAYA. Madrid, 1936. Ediciones del Árbol. 4º, cub., orig., plena piel. Segunda edición, aumentada y de nuevo ordenada.Excelente ejemplar. Extensa dedicatoria de Jorge Guillén firmada en Sevilla, 1936 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        'The Genus Dendrolagus ' [in] Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. XXI.- Part 6

      London: Printed for the Society, March, 1936. Folio, 16 colour plates after Frohawk, 7 black & white photographic plates, the plates in lovely condition; an excellent untrimmed copy in the original printed blue paper wrappers, wrappers fraying and with some marginal browning, spine chipped with loss. Rare: an excellent copy of this beautiful monograph on the tree kangaroo, with fine coloured plates after Frohawk. This was the first comprehensive taxonomy of the species, and features fourteen species from New Guinea and surrounding islands, and two others, Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo and Bennett's Tree-Kangaroo, from northern Queensland.An elusive species, little was known about the tree kangaroo until towards the end of the nineteenth century. Zoologists had speculated on the possible existence of such animals in northern Queensland, but it was not until the Reverend Carl Lumholtz travelled to the region in the 1880s that one was captured, with the aid of the skilled hunter Nilgora. Lumholtz described it as 'the most beautiful mammal' he had seen in Australia. Indeed, the beauty of the animals was one of the reasons that Rothschild commissioned the artist Frederick William Frohawk to execute the plates in this work: Frohawk was a skilled and experienced natural history artist, and certainly his images here are of the first water, effortlessly capturing the various species - all the more impressive considering that very few of his sketches were based on live specimens.The preface of Rothschild and Dollman notes that for 'some time past the necessity for a revision of the Tree-Kangaroos of the genus dendrolagus has been apparent, and we therefore decided to work carefully through the group and have a number of coloured plates prepared to illustrate the various types.' The preface further comments that Lord Rothschild's own collection at Tring, that of the British Museum, but also the collection of the Berlin Zoological Museum formed the basis for the study: especially relevant because of the work being done by scientists in the German colonies in New Guinea in this period (see the excellent essay by Roger Martin, 'Tree-Kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea,' CSIRO, 2005; online).This is one of several important monographs published in the forum of the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London by Rothschild, whose house at Tring was the preeminent private natural history collection of his day, and has since become an important part of the Natural History Museum. Several of the plates here distinctly note that the illustrations are based on specimens, some of them the type specimens, from Tring.

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        The Genus Dendrolagus ' [in] Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. XXI.- Part 6

      Printed for the Society, March, London 1936 - Folio, 16 colour plates after Frohawk, 7 black & white photographic plates, the plates in lovely condition; an excellent untrimmed copy in the original printed blue paper wrappers, wrappers fraying and with some marginal browning, spine chipped with loss. Rare: an excellent copy of this beautiful monograph on the tree kangaroo, with fine coloured plates after Frohawk. This was the first comprehensive taxonomy of the species, and features fourteen species from New Guinea and surrounding islands, and two others, Lumholtz's Tree-Kangaroo and Bennett's Tree-Kangaroo, from northern Queensland.An elusive species, little was known about the tree kangaroo until towards the end of the nineteenth century. Zoologists had speculated on the possible existence of such animals in northern Queensland, but it was not until the Reverend Carl Lumholtz travelled to the region in the 1880s that one was captured, with the aid of the skilled hunter Nilgora. Lumholtz described it as 'the most beautiful mammal' he had seen in Australia. Indeed, the beauty of the animals was one of the reasons that Rothschild commissioned the artist Frederick William Frohawk to execute the plates in this work: Frohawk was a skilled and experienced natural history artist, and certainly his images here are of the first water, effortlessly capturing the various species - all the more impressive considering that very few of his sketches were based on live specimens.The preface of Rothschild and Dollman notes that for 'some time past the necessity for a revision of the Tree-Kangaroos of the genus dendrolagus has been apparent, and we therefore decided to work carefully through the group and have a number of coloured plates prepared to illustrate the various types.' The preface further comments that Lord Rothschild's own collection at Tring, that of the British Museum, but also the collection of the Berlin Zoological Museum formed the basis for the study: especially relevant because of the work being done by scientists in the German colonies in New Guinea in this period (see the excellent essay by Roger Martin, 'Tree-Kangaroos of Australia and New Guinea,' CSIRO, 2005; online).This is one of several important monographs published in the forum of the Transactions of the Zoological Society of London by Rothschild, whose house at Tring was the preeminent private natural history collection of his day, and has since become an important part of the Natural History Museum. Several of the plates here distinctly note that the illustrations are based on specimens, some of them the type specimens, from Tring. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground. By Lewis Carroll

      [Vienna: Privately printed by Max Jaffe, Vienna, for Eldridge Johnson, 1936. Probably no more than 50 copies were made. Being a Collotype facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". With Thirty-Seven Illustrations by the Author, 14 full-page and a small mounted photograph of Alice Liddell at foot of last page. 1 vols. 12mo. Original green limp morocco, lettered in gilt, with outer double edge rule, a.e.g., head slightly rubbed, else fine. Done for the owner of the original manuscript of Alice Eldridge Reeves Johnson (1867-1945), who bought the manuscript from Dr Rosenbach in 1928.

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        The Realm of the Nebulae.

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1936. - FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece, xii, 207 pp; illus. Original cloth. Signature of former owner on flyleaf. Faint remains of small label removed from front pastedown. Else Very Good. Silliman Lectures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ted Kottler, Bookseller]
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        Der Olympische Dorfbote: Anzeiger für das Olympische Dorf. No. 1-5 (The complete five issues bound in one volume)

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP. Franz Eher Nachf. G. m. b. H., Berlin 1936 - Folio. [4], [40]pp. Original full blue cloth with gold lettering on front cover. Published weekly by the central publishing house of the Nazi Party (Zentralverlag der NSDAP Franz Eher Nachf. G. m. b. H.), this bound volume contains the complete collection of the five issues of "Der Olympische Dorfbote: Anzeiger für das Olympische Dorf," a magazine for the athletes in the Olympic village. Published between July 19, and August 16, 1936, each issue contains 8 pages and features interesting articles (touristic attractions, festivities in the village, concerts, etc.) accompanied with numerous illustrations and b/w photographic reproductions depicting with humour various aspects of the athletes' daily life in the Olympic Village. Illustrations by Biermann, Fritze Beerman, Krommer, Paul Bürck, E. O. Plauen, and b/w photographic reproductions by Helmut Möbius, Fritz Junghans, M. Stueber, Donath, Heinrich Hoffmann, and von Heyking. Age wear on binding with spine missing and tiny white spots along fore-edge of front cover. Text in German. Binding in overall fair, interior in very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        100% Money

      New York: Adelphi Company,, 1936. Designed to keep checking banks 100% liquid; to prevent inflation and deflation; largely to cure or prevent depressions; and to wipe out much of the National Debt. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edges yellow. With the dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket dulled, a few chips and short tears with a little loss. Second edition, first published the previous year, here extensively revised following the passing of the Omnibus Banking Act of 1935. 100% Money was Fisher's proposal to eliminate economic fluctuations by requiring that demand deposits be backed by a corresponding amount of cash, an idea which had its roots in the work of Walras, Mises, and the Chicago School. An inscribed presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To/ Professor Harold Hosking/ with the compliments/ and high esteem of/ Irving Fisher/ May, 1936". The recipient may be Harold Hosking Tayler, author of Life Assurance (1933).

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        Murder in Mesopotamia

      Collins, London 1936 - The book is firmly bound in the distinctive orange cloth, lettered in black to the spine, the corners and spine ends are a little bumped and rubbed, there are a few minor marks and spine is a little faded. The text block is slightly foxed and age toned, but free from inscriptions. The dust jacket is the original and not price clipped, showing the correct price of "7/6 NET", it is reasonably clean and bright, but has benefitted from quite extensive restoration along the edges, the restoration presents quite well, but the work was clearly carried out quite some time ago and upon close inspection it is not to the standard that is achieveable nowadays. Nevertheless, a rare 1930s Poirot first edition in any kind of original jacket and this is a not unattractive example. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Crime Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 70916. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LATEINISCHEN ILLUMINIERTEN HANDSCHRIFTEN DES XIII. JAHRHUNDERTS IN DEN LÄNDERN AN RHEIN, MAIN UND DONAU.|DIE

      Berlin: Deutscher Verein Für Kunstwissenschaft, 1936. half vellum with paper-covered boards. folio. half vellum with paper-covered boards. (viii), 188 pages; (xii), 202 plates with 1096 illustrations. 2 volumes. First edition. An examination of the art of the 13th century divided in its study by regional schools with particular attention to stylistic similarities and departures with particular attention to the Upper, Middle, and Lower Rhein regions as well as the schools of Regensburg and Salzburg. Includes supplementary tables of the annual festivals of the 13th century and their dates. With bibliography and index. Loosely inserted is a commemorative book label which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale.

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        Collection of six books inscribed to the author's brother Hans Georg, including: Deutsche Gestalten. Fest- und Gedenkreden, 1934. The Dedication Copy. [With:] Wartburg. Spruchgedichte, 1933. "Exemplar Nr. 2', additionally inscribed, "Ohne Gefahr keine Rettung". [And] Griecheneiland, 1934. [And] Das wei?e Pferd. No. 8 of 120 copies, [1936]. [And] Stra?burg. Ein Gedichtkreis, 1928. [And] Nietzsche. Versuch eine Mythologie, 1929

      Leipzig, Berlin: Insel-Verlag, etc., 1936. First editions of the first four titles, later editions of the last two titles. 7 vols. 8vo. Original publishers' bindings (cloth or paper over boards). Four titles in dust jacket and/or publisher's box. He Created the Myth of Nietzsche Ernst Bertram (1884-1957), Germanist and poet, was appointed professor of German literature and philology at the University of Cologne in 1921. His friends included Stefan George, Friedrich Gundolf and Thomas Mann; he was among Mann's closest personal friends during the war years and the 1920s. Bertram and Mann were among the co-editors of Ariadne, the 1925 Jahrbuch der Nietzsche-Gesellschaft; Mann's correspondence with Bertram has been published as Th. Mann an E. Bertram. Briefe aus den Jahren 1910-1955, ed. Inge Jens (1960). It was Bertram's study of Nietzsche that laid the groundwork for the philosopher's ascent into the Nazi pantheon.Bertram's partner was calligrapher and Germanist Ernst Gl?ckner, in memory of whom Das wei?e Pferd was printed; their unpublished correspondence from 1906 until Gl?ckner's death in 1934 amounts to some 5000 love letters and cards. From the 1920s on, Bertram's poetry became increasingly mythological in its concern with the "nordische Seele des Rheinlands." He was ultimately unable to resist the Nazi movement, though he protested the destruction of the writings of Mann and Gundolf. Because of his close links to the Nazis, Bertram was dismissed from his academic post in 1946.A selection of Bertram's works with an outstanding association, each of the six volumes bearing a dated inscription to his brother Hans Georg:Deutsche Gestalten, a collection of cultural and literary essays, is the Dedication copy, inscribed "in recollection of the love of Ernst Gl?ckner" in June 1934, just after Glöckner's death (cloth, in dust jacket and publisher's slipcase).Das weiße Pferd, [Leipzig, 1936]. No. 8 of 120 copies privately printed as a memorial to Ernst Glöckner (parchment-backed green boards, printed labels, in printed dust jacket).Wartburg, 1933. Additionally inscribed on the half-title, "Ohne Gefahr keine Rettung" (without danger no salvation) and on the imprint, "Exemplar Nr. 2" (brown boards, printed labels).Griecheneiland, 1934 (parchment-backed blue boards, printed labels)Straßburg is present in the third, enlarged ed., 1928 (marbled boards, dust jacket printed on spine only); Bertram's profoundly influential work on Nietzsche, in the seventh, corrected ed., 1929, 18th-21st Thousand (gilt-stamped blue cloth, printed dust jacket and slipcase). Also accompanying these volumes is Gedichte, 4th, enlarged ed., 1924 (parchment-backed marbled boards, printed dust jacket).

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        War Paint, An Indian Pony

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. Illustrated by Paul Brown. 1 vols. 4to. Yellow cloth. Fine in almost fine illustrated dust jacket. With a fine sepia pencil portrait of War Paint's head with feather hanging down and a warm inscription "To Laura Adams [sister of Fredrick B. Adams, Jr.] May you count many co--- Very sincerely Paul Brown '36."

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