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        CUP OF GOLD

      Covici Friede, 1936, Hardcover, First Edition; 2nd stateNear Fine in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. Flaps are clipped on all four corners, owner book plate. Steinbeck's first book. This is the second state of the binding with blue cover and a first state of the dust jacket, without the publisher's seal on the spine. Has protective mylar wrapper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

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        England Has My Bones

      Collins 1936 - The First UK printing published by Collins in 1936.The BOOK is in near FINE condition.Clean boards with sharp titling.Usual offsetting to the end papers with some spotting to the text block which has encroached slightly onto the page edges in a few places.Mild dustiness to the upper text block.Corners sharp.Free from inscriptions.The WRAPPER is in exceptionally near FINE condition.It is complete and not price-clipped.Small closed tear to upper font edge.The wrapper looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival protector.Wonderful woodcut plates by the author throughout.Very scarce to find in such condition.The nicest copy we have handled to date. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January 1935 Through Dec. 1936 (Please Note - some Issues Called B.C. Tel. Co. Employee News and are Quite Short) *PERSONAL COPY OF E.P. LABELLE, ... (Truncated)

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1936, Half Leather, Book Condition: Fair, First EditionFull Book Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January 1935 Through Dec. 1936 (Please Note - some Issues Called B.C. Tel. Co. Employee News and are Quite Short) *PERSONAL COPY OF E.P. LABELLE, FEATURED IN OCT/35 ARTICLE* Size: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Service to Japan, Hawaii and the Philippines now available; Anchors foul cable 4 times within 10 days - Burrard Inlet; Classified system will be extended to remainder of territory - includes full-page rate sheet; Company gains telephones in 1934 after 3 year decline (presumably due to the Great Depression); Company architect, Hugh D. Simpson; Our overseas service kept growing last year; Employee Sales Team Results; Statement of Development, 1 January 1935 - show # of phones per community; System suffers heaviest storm damage in history - January 1935 - 8 pages with photos; New exchange for the Albernis; John C. Miles succeeds John Johnston as Building Head; World Telephone network now includes 60 countries; Billy Palliser - champion salesman for Victoria Plant; Sechelt Company picnic; New phone system for thriving Alberni area - 4 pages with photos; Record 19,000 mile call from Vancouver to Perth, Australia; Dog's bark in Vancouver heard in Scotland; Round the world telephone talk sets record; Telephony's part in Canada's Jubilee celebration - 2 pages with photos; Parksville Exchange has Dial Unit at Qualicum Beach; Arthur R. Harness - garden awards; New switchboard handled by sightless operator - article with photos; PNE float details and photo; 2-page bio. with photo of Eugene P. LaBelle, the company's General Superintendant of Plant *MR. LABELLE'S NAME IS STAMPED ON THIS COPY*; Carrier circuits established between Vancouver and Calgary; Number of phones increased last year; Miss Elizabeth Murray, Vancouver's first chief operator, dies; New radio stations established; Fraser telephone building remodelled; Conference calls link Canadian cities by long distance (!); Operator school reopened; George E. Pittendrigh of Cloverdale, BC - installed Vancouver's first telephones; Telephone folks to the rescue; New Long Distance developments embrace Howe Sound Points; Key to Safety on the Job; New radio link serves Quesnel and adjacent mining area; Vancouver's first emergency phone calls; Newcastle Island Picnic; C.A. (Charlie) Price - Queer theories prove that people read the 'Yellow Pages"; James Welsh - our first formen; Article on the challenges of information operators; Seymour operating room photo; Mr. W.F. Salsbury - helped pave the way for our present telephone system; *CARICATURE OF E.P. LABELLE* and other company executives; Vancouver Arena fire damage quickly repaired; PNE float photo and details; Long Distance developments this year; Dominion Telephone organization meets in Victoria; Ex-policeman Ernest A. Harris recalls use of telephone in 1891; Monte Butler wins more rowing laurels; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. Backstrip loose along front edge, Association Copy

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        IN DUBIOUS BATTLE

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a very good to near fine publisher's slipcase with a little flaking around the opening. GP A5A. The limited edition, one of 99 copies signed by the author housed in the original slipcase with the orange paper label printed in black. Copy #4. The central figure of this novel is an activist for "the Party" (possibly the American Communist Party or the Industrial Workers of the World, although it is never specifically named in the novel) who is organizing a major strike by fruit pickers, seeking followers for his cause.

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        Love is a Challenge

      WHITTLESEY HOUSE, LONDON AND NEW YORK 1936 - Signed and inscribed by the Author: Dear Mrs. Tresley, This carries with it, my deep appreciation of a happy holiday, and the hope that our meeting was not as of passing ships but of those auchored in a honor of friendship. With the best of good wishes. Florence Guy Seabury Ossining, New York May 6, 1940. 1. 31 pages Handwritten letters from 47 Narragansett Avenue Ossining, New York. 2. 5 pages type letters from 47 Narragansett Avenue Ossining, New York. 3. 6 pages Handwritten Letters from Longwood Towers Brookline Massachusetts. 4. I page handwritten letter from Hotel Mayflower 15 Central Park, West Columbus 50060 5. 6 pages of printed brochure of David Seabury (Psychologist) with his black and white picture. General wear and rubbed cover. Bookplate on fep. Tight binding. Markings on few pages. Browned edges of pages. Envelope attached on the back free endcover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1936 EDITION: 443 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Swords of Mars - 1st Edition/1st Printing

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A handsome First Edition/First Printing in blue cloth with orange lettering. Very Good+ condition with lightly soiled boards in edge-worn price-clipped dust-jacket, tape-reinforcement to closed tears. J. Allen St. John wrap-around dust-jacket painting and five interior black-and-white plates. First state, laminated jacket. Zeuschner 501; Swords of Mars is the eighth book in Edgar Rice Burroughs's Mars series. "John Carter is back again! This soldier of fortune of two planets, master swordsman of two worlds finds a new world and new adventures on the nearer moon of Mars" (from the dust-jacket) .

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        New York World's Fair, 1939

      New York World's Fair Incorporated, New York 1936 - Illustrated in color, black-and-white, and with plans. Bound in the publisher's original blue pebbled cloth with the front cover stamped in gilt. Book measures 19 X 24.38 inches (48.26 x 61.93 cm.).

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        L'oleandro

      Verona: Editiones Officinae Bodoni, 1936. Edizione originale di 180 es. numerati. rilegato in brossura francese con titolo ed una litografia in sanguigna su carta avorio al quadrante anteriore. Camicia di tela buckram e custodia a colori. Ottimo (Fine). Cm 36,5x26. Con 17 litografie originali in sanguigna di Gunter Boehmer Primo libro illustrato dell'Officina Bodoni Caratteri Bodoni Casale corpo 20 corsivo. Esemplare n. 21 [Mardersteig, 1980]

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        Adolph Hitler, Ein Mann Und Sein Volk - Illustrierter Beobachter

      Verlag Franz Eher Nachf., Munchen, 1936, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall, 96 pages. 14.3" x 10.5". Text in German. Large photo portrait of Hitler upon front cover. Profusely Illustrated with reproductions of photos of Hitler from 1916 through 1936. Includes considerable text submitted by many prominent contributors in addition to those we have listed. One need not be able to read German to fully appreciate that this work was compiled for the express purpose of boosting the image of Adolph Hitler in the eyes of his countrymen in the days leading up to WWII. Above-average but not excessive external wear. Binding intact. Unmarked. Small chips from lower corner of front cover. A sound vintage copy of this ominous work. Hold history in your hands.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Egon").

      [Wien, 29. März 1936].. 1¾ SS. 4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert.. An den Schriftsteller und Journalisten Victor Wittner (1896-1949): "Ich war sehr geschmeichelt, daß Du, und ganz besonders, daß Lucki an mich gedacht hat, aber ihre Meinung von mir ist nur zur Hälfte richtig, ich bin wo[h]l ein guter Freund, aber nicht nur kein Kapitalist, sondern geradezu ein armer Mann. Ich rede über diese Dinge nie, aber es geht mir gerade jetzt sehr dreckig, aus Deutschland bekomme ich gar nichts und aus dem Inland nur das Allernotwendigste, so daß ich mich sogar entschließen mußte, wieder in [!] das scheußliche NW Journal zu schreiben. Ich schreibe Dir dies, weil es mir, ebenso wie Dir, schriftlich leichter fällt, hoffe aber, daß dies in unseren Beziehungen keine Änderung bewirken wird [...]". - Tadellos erhalten; das Kuvert mit gestemp. Absender.

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        Autograph letter signed ("Egon").

      [Vienna, March 29, 1936]. - 4to. 1¾ pp. With autogr. envelope. To the Austrian journalist Victor Wittner (1896-1949), bemoaning his financial situation which urges him to write for a newspaper he regards as quite disgusting. - In perfect condition; envelope with stamped address.

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        Nikola Tesla - Memorandum Book on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday

      La Societe Pour La Foundation De l'Institut Nikola Tesla, Beograd, 1936, Soft Cover, Book Condition: Reading Copy, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 520 pages. Black and white illustrations. Text in French, English, German and a fourth language which is presumably Yugoslavian. Some Russian may also be mixed in. The language used seems to depend upon that of the contributor. Contains a wealth of technical content, the bulk of which appears to be in German and French. Includes reprint of an 1892 Electrical Engineer article on "The Tesla Multiphase Motors" plus "Nikola Tesla: The Problem of increasing human energy" reprinted from The Century Magazine, June 1900, 'The Tesla Patents' from Electrical Review, September 19, 1900 and much more. Index card laid in states this copy was presented by Comite yougoslave de l'URSI to Professor Charles. R. Burrows, whose signature appears atop front flyleaf. Printed on poor quality paper which has become embrittled, chipped and yellowed, particularly at extremities. Binding extremely fragile. Please Note: pages 6 through 10 missing. This may not be too dramatic a loss as the Table of Contents omits pages 1-8 and first lists page 9 which may have contained the Preface in Russian. Some pages uncut. Front cover and all pages prior to page 17 loose but present aside from pages listed above. Page 519-150 and back cover loose but present. Although strictly a Reading Copy, this remains a rare and substantial Tesla reference.

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        In Dubious Battle

      Covici-Friede 1936 - A fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. Octavo (8" x 5 3/8"); 349pp. Publisher's tangerine-colored cloth, the spine ruled in red and titled in black, the top edge stained red; in the original, completely unrestored pictorial dust jacket, priced at $2.50 [Goldstone & Payne A5b]. The first novel in the author's 'Dust Bowl Trilogy' that also included Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath. The central figure of this novel is an activist for "the Party" (possibly the American Communist Party or the Industrial Workers of the World, although it is never specifically named in the novel) who is organizing a major strike by fruit pickers, seeking followers for his cause. GP A5B. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Cover title:] "Henry Luce. Miniature of Volume prepared for Dan Longwell. May, 1954." On the title page it reads, "Dan Longwell and Life. Duplicate prepared for Henry Luce. May, 1954." On the following page is a letter addressed on Life letterhead, "Dear Dan, We Made this album for you because we thought you would like to see and keep a few of the many pictures in Life which will always remind us pleasantly of you..."

      n.p., n.d.. (LIFE MAGAZINE) Square folio. 41 full page photographs and one with 4 images of some of Life's Most famous Images by the most famous photographers. Full black morocco, red morocco doublures, moire silk endpapers, minor wear . This is the only other copy made of this magnificent going-way present to the Editor of Life from its inception in 1936. Many of the photos are identified "Eisenstaedt, etc" in pencil on the lower right of mount. The first 5 photos are of Longwell in swim trunks, playing croquet and with Luce

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        The Institution of Property: A Study of the Development, Substance and Arrangement of the System of Property in Modern Anglo-American Law

      Longmans, Green and Co., New York 1936 - A very good copy of the stated first hard cover edition, lacking the dust-jacket. This was the personal copy of Yale Brozen, the noted Chicago School economist, and it bears his name-stamp (though not his signature) atop the front free endpaper: "Professor Yale Brozen / The School of Business / The Univiversity of Chicago." A bit of foxing/age-spotting to page edges of the volume, else the text is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the binding still rather fresh in appearance, with slight fading to the gilt lettering on the spine, as from normal handling. A sharp copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Variations Amoureuses avec 18 gravures en couleurs].

      Ohne Ort, Verlag und Jahr [1936].. 4°. 18 Tafeln mit Farblithographien unter Masken; jede Maske mit betitelten Seidenhemdchen und Begleittext. Orig.-HLeinenmappe.. Original-Ausgabe. Jede der 18 drastisch erotischen Farblithographien von Santippa in der Platte signiert und datiert. Die Lithographien sind unter Masken montiert und die Masken tragen ein numeriertes und betiteltes Seidenhemdchen mit einem ebenfalls eindeutigen erotischen mehrzeiligem Text. Dieses sehr seltene Mappenwerk von Santippa ist an drastischer Erotik kaum zu überbieten: von klassischen Zweiern über orgiastische Kleingruppen, von klösterlich klerikalen Ausschweifungen zu schwulen Exzessen (5 homosexuelle Darstellungen). Eine Auflagenhöhe ist nicht angegeben, doch sie muß ziemlich klein sein, denn es existieren nur sehr wenige Exemplare. Mappe stärker berieben, bestossen, leicht fleckig. Hemdchen knittrig. Masken gebräunt und meist mit kleinen Braunflecken. Einige der Lithos mit Verfärbugen im Randbereich. Es fehlt das Titelschild. Dutel 2581. ------------------- [Santippa (Georges Hoffmann). Variations Amoureuses avec 18 gravures en couleurs]. S.l.n.d. [1936]. In-4 en feuilles, 18 ff., chemise a cordon. 18 lithographies en couleurs, montees sous passe-partout, chaque planche accompagnee d'une serpente avec texte. Les lithographies sont tres libres et amusantes, mettant en scenes diverses varietes de l'amour physique avec 5 planches traitant le sujet de gay. Chemise frottee et salie. Passe-partouts brunes, rousseurs sur les marges. Qqs. lithographies salies sur les marges. Il manque l'etiquette de titre. Dutel 2581. ------------------------ English description available on request.

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        GASTRONOMIA ALICANTINA : contribución al estudio de la tradición culinaria comarcal. Conduchos de Navidad.

      [s.n.], Alicante 1936 - - Dedicatoria a pluma firmada por "El Autor".- Viñetas de Ferrándiz y dibujo de Parrilla. Contiene: Primera parte: Conduchos de Navidad (1ª ed, 1935). Segunda parte: Gastronomía alicantina: repertorio de diversos platos y manjares de la cocina de esta comarca. Vocabulario.- Reencuadernado. Papel con marcas de agua de La Gelidense y con Timbre del Estado. >>> Peso: menos de 350 gramos (antes de comprar, vea los GASTOS DE ENVIO. En éste caso NO se admite pago CONTRA-REEMBOLSO). 8 h., 234 p.; 16 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The FLAVOR Of TEXAS

      Dallas:: Dealey and Lowe,. 1936.. 8vo. 1st edition (McVicker A5). [12], 287, [1 (blank)] pp (including Index).. Printed patterned cloth binding, salmon on tan; black stamped lettering. Dust jacket.. A Fine/Fine copy.. Yes it's expensive. No, you won't find a nicer one. . Frontis & 8 internal illustrations by Alexandre Hogue.

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        A Collection of 18 Etchings by Cyril H. Barraud commissioned by James Pitman and sent with an accompanying card or message and explanatory leaf of text at Christmas, 1936-1961

      - From 1936 onwards the educationalist, publisher and politician Sir (Isaac) James Pitman (1901-1985) was in the habit of sending out a Christmas card accompanied by an etching by Cyril H. Barraud (1877-1965) and an explanatory leaf of text. The etchings illustrated scenes centred around the life and work of his grandfather, Sir Isaac Pitman (1813-1897), the inventor of the eponymous shorthand system and founder of the Pitman Press. Each etching was printed on a sheet measuring c. 280 x 218 mm, the cards and text sheets being somewhat smaller. This collection belonged to a Bath family and consists of the following: 1936. Etching of A View of the Village of Wotton-under-Edge, with signed message and text. 1937. Etching of Bath Abbey and Kingston Buildings, with signed message and text. 1938: Etching of Borough Road Training College, with signed message and text. 1949: Etching of House and Factory, Silver Street, Trowbridge, with text. 1950: Etching of House in Barton-on-Humber, with card and text. 1951: Etching of The Isaac Pitman Library, with card and text. 1952: Etching of Kingston House, Bradford-on-Avon, with card and text. 1953: Etching of The Mill, Silver Street, Trowbridge, with card and text. 1954: Etching of Hazelwood, Warminster Road, Bath, with card and text. 1955: Etching of 2 Lansdown Terrace, Bath, with text. 1956: Etching of The Folly, Sim Lane, Wotton-under-Edge, two impressions, with card and text. 1957: Etching of The Laurels, Whitecross Street, Barton-on-Humber, with card and text. 1958: Etching of 3 Darlington Place, Bathwick, Bath, with card and text. 1960: Etching of Second Phonetic Institute, 1 Albion Place, Bath, with card and text. 1961: Etching of Isaac Pitman (aged 32), with text. [n.d.]: Etching of Zion Baptist Church, Trowbridge. [n.d.]: Etching of St. James's Church, Trowbridge. [n.d.]: Etching of The Royal Crescent, Bath.

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        Death at the President's lodging / by Michael Innes

      London : Gollancz 1936 - 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. Very 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. 0 Kg. 318 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Malaya, Map, 1936. Scale 12 miles to an inch

      Surveyor General. F.M.S. & S.S.. 1936.. Large colour folding linen backed map 6.5 x 66cm., folds into cloth covered boards which measure 22.8 x 13.8cm. Occasional light soiling, boards a little marked. A handsome detailed map. The scale of the map is 12 miles to an inch. Shows the wireless stations, meteorological stations, and distances to the main hotels, rest houses and golf courses. Distances between towns are shown in a table at the lower left of the map. .

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        Of Human Bondage

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc,, 1936. Large octavo (235 x 170 mm). Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 25 collotype plates by Randolph Schwabe. A fine copy. First illustrated edition. Limited to 751 numbered copies of which this is number 64 signed by both the illustrator and the author. Maugham wrote a new foreword for this edition of his autobiographical masterpiece. Of Human Bondage was first published in 1915.

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        Turn, Magic Wheel

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1936 - Farrar & Rinehart, New York, 1936. Hardcover. First edition. Good book with new endpapers in very rare, good, restored dust jacket with some paper lining inside the jacket. By consensus the best novel on New York's bohemian life by this satirical, proto-feminist novelist who has recently been rediscovered. Gore Vidal, whose critical essay helped restore her fame, called her a better satirist than Twain and said she was "our best comic novelist." Ernest Hemingway once told her she was his "favorite living novelist" -- although she was not averse to poking fun at Hemingway himself, which she did in her novel, *The Wicked Pavilion*. Novelist Lisa Zeidner, in a review of the Tim Page biography of Powell in *The New York Times Book Review*, said that "she is wittier than Dorothy Parker, dissects the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, is more plaintive than Willa Cather in her evocation of the heartland and has a more supple control of satirical voice than Evelyn Waugh, the writer to whom she's most often compared." Powell was an archetypal free spirit, living much of her life in Greenwich Village, taking -- and flaunting -- lovers frequently although she was married, and mercilessly skewering the postures and foibles of an array of New York types, from bohemian artists to wealthy tycoons. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        War Paint, An Indian Pony

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936 - 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." First edition. 4to. Illustrated by Paul Brown. Yellow cloth. Fine in almost fine illustrated dust jacket. Biscotti pp. 66-67 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Marie Laurencin") to "Mon cher Paul"

      Biot, [France], n.d. [probably summer 1936] - Laurencin visits her neighbor on the Riviera, Somerset Maugham, in preparation for painting his portrait. Maugham owned four Laurencin paintings and had them displayed in his dining room. Laurencin's letter reads, in part, "Hier après-midi visite à Somerset Maugham - quelle jolie maison et la salle à manger toute Laurencin - blanche avec Tableaux." Morgan notes of the portrait, "It was not a good likeness. She had made Maugham look like a fawn-eyed romantic than a hardworking writer in his sixties" (Morgan, Maugham: A Biography, p. 394) 12mo. 2 pages pen and ink. Fine, in red cloth chemise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pigeon Post

      Jonathan Cape, London 1936 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Development of the Egyptian Tomb Down to the Accession of Cheops.

      Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1936 - Cloth, 34 cm, 428 pages, with black & white figures and foldout plan of the tombs printed in colors. Very good condition with just a little edge wear, and corners bumped. In a dustjacket in very good condition with some minor stains and soiling on back cover. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Through the Woods; & Down the River, [2 volumes]

      , London: Published by Victor Gollancz, , 1936, 1937 , 142 and 151 pages, both with wood engravings throughout, newly bound in half morocco with a slipcase

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        Horror on the Asteroid

      London: Philip Allan, 1936., 1936. First edition. 8vo. Bound in publisher's red cloth titled and ruled in black to spine. Minor rubbing and shelfwear, some sunning to extremities. Very good indeed. In a very good, clean example of the extremely scarce dustwrapper, with chipping and loss to spine ends affecting the title and publisher. Minor loss to corners, some soiling and creasing to white rear panel. Perhaps doesn't sound particularly delicious, but it's rarity in any form of dustwrapper makes up somewhat for the wear and tear. One of the highly collectable "Creeps" series.

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        Salinger Signed Yearbook! 1936 Annual of the Valley Forge Military Academy ? model for Pencey Prep in ?The Catcher in the Rye? ? includes publication of his original ?Class Poem? as Literary Editor

      Book Signed ?Best of luck / from an ex-Great / Necker / Jerome / Salinger? on his 2.5? x 3? black & white photograph on p.96 of ?Crossed Sabres? of 1936, the Annual of the Corps of Cadets of the Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne, Pennsylvania. 220p, 7.75? x 10.5?. Copiously illustrated; autographs throughout the book. Signed by the yearbook?s owner, ?Charles Grossman,? on the second flyleaf. Usual wear. Very Good condition.Valley Forge Military Academy was the model for Pencey Prep in ?The Catcher in the Rye.??JEROME DAVID SALINGER / Corporal ?B? Company / January 1, 1919 / New York, N.Y. / Activities / Private, ?34; Intramural Activities; Mask and Spur, ?34, ?35; Glee Club, ?34, ?35; Plebe Detail, ?35; Aviation Club; French Club; Non-Commissioned Officers? Club; Literary Editor, 1936 CROSSED SABRES? on p. 96.Salinger is pictured on p.3 as a member of ?B? Company and on p.56 as a member of ?First Class.? In the ?Class Prophecy? section, listing ?the future activi

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        IN DUBIOUS BATTLE

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine publisher's slipcase, both housed in a custom beige folding box with black spine label. Not only is this the rare limited edition, it is marked "Printer's Copy B," as indicated below Steinbeck's signature on the colophone page (#44 in Morrow's 'Steinbeck Collection'). The central figure of this novel is an activist for "the Party" (possibly the American Communist Party or the Industrial Workers of the World, although it is never specifically named in the novel) who is organizing a major strike by fruit pickers, seeking followers for his cause. A rare item indeed. GPA5A.

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        Les sociétés de pensée et la démocratie moderne

      Plon, 1936. in12 Broché

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        " Deutschland "

      Verlag Volk und Reich Berlin Erscheinungsjahr 1936. Format Folio **Bestellen Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns, so versenden wir innerhalb Deutschlands generell versandkostenfrei** . - Deutsche Erstausgabe , 260 Seiten mit teils halb - und ganzseitigen ( einige doppelseitig! ) Schwarz- Weiß - und Farbaufnahmen, diverse Fotomontagen, 1 ausklappbare Tafel von anonyme Fotografen und Illustratoren , Originalganzleinen mit Deckeltitel, Einband etwas fleckig mit einer roten Krakelei vorn, Buchblock sehr gut , Erhaltung äußerlich 2 - und innen 2 +

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        [Silk Banner]: Sociedad Espanola Benefica de Senoras. San Francisco. Fundada en 1935. Inc. Oct. 9, 1936 [Spanish Ladies Beneficial Society. San Francisco. Founded in 1935. Incorporated. Oct. 9, 1936]

      Elaborately embroidered silk banner, bordered in silk ribbon, and fringed, suspended from wooden rod with gold-colored metal finials, apparently meant to be either hung or carried in a parade. Approximately 23" wide x 36" long. Bottom layer of reddish-pink silk, with an overlay of scalloped white silk, embroidered with silver and gold lettering, central images of a star and hands clasping, and outlined in gold with heavy gold silk cord suspended from the rod. The reddish-pink background is slightly sunned but otherwise is near fine, untattered and only very slightly worn. Presumably this elaborate and detailed banner was used in a parade, or was displayed at meetings of the Society. While undated, the style suggests that it is roughly contemporary with the 1936 date of incorporation, and indeed may have been commissioned at that time. While memorabilia promoting people of Spanish decent in America began as early as the late 1860s, this certainly represents a very early attempt among Latina women in the United States to band together and form a beneficial organization. A bright, striking, rare, quite possibly unique banner. .

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        Rare appointment of a delegate to the 1936 Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace in Buenos Aires signed by FDR and Secretary of State Cordell Hull ? both of whom attended ?Hull?s achievements at this conference were among the reasons he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize nine years later

      Typed Document Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President and ?Cordell Hull? as Secretary of State, one page, 10? x 13.5?. Washington, D.C., October 23, 1936. In part, ?Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Mrs. Elise F. Musser, of Utah, I do appoint her a Delegate of the United States of America to the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning December 1, 1936...? Superb 3.5?-diameter embossed paper Great Seal of the United States affixed at left. Light creases in blank areas, lightly tanned at perimeter from prior framing. Fine condition. Elise Furer Musser (1877-1967) served as a Utah State Senator and Democratic National Committeewoman before this appointment as one of seven delegates representing the United States at the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1-23, 1936. Secretary of State Cordell Hull c

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        THE DEMOCRATIC BOOK 1936

      1936. First Edition. Hardcover. The binding has some wear to the spine tips with slight loss of leather at the heel and light wear to the corners. Very Good copy and increasingly uncommon. Folio (11" x 14") in the original full brown leather with gilt lettering on the front cover and the original pictorial wraps bound in; 384 pages. SIGNED by the President beneath a color image of the White House on the limitation leaf, #1531 of an unstated limitation of 2500 copies, which is often found removed from the book as it makes a beautiful display piece. A voluminous book of information and advertising (many liquor ads) that was used as a fund raiser for the Democratic Party containing FDR's acceptance speech, the Democratic Platform of 1936, and biographies of all the Cabinet members as well as articles on Congress, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet departments, and reproductions of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Some light and scattered foxing with the typical discoloration to the edges of the endpapers. The page with FDR's signature is Fine. This is a presentation copy, as a number of copies were, with the recipient's name in gilt at the bottom of the front cover, in this case the "Bethlehem Steel Company Library." Though it was in that once powerful company's library, there are no library markings whatsoever.

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        Picasso 1930-1935

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art, 1936. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 4to. 4 Janvier 1936. Testi di Christian Zervos (Conversation avec Picasso), André Breton (Picasso poète), Paul Eluard, Benjamin Péret, Man Ray (Dictionnaire panoramique de Pablo Picasso), Salvador Dalì (Les pantoufles de Picasso), Georges Hugnet (L'iconoclaste), J. Sabartés (La literatura de Picasso), Louis Fernandez (Art sur-descriptif et art non-figuratif). Un ritratto di Picasso in bianco e nero di Man Ray firmato a pennarello rosso e una litografia originale a colori di Pablo Picasso non firmata. Un inserto di carta pesante (cm 27x19) con riproduzione di un testo autografo di Picasso e una litografia in nero non firmata. Numerose ill. in nero n.t. e su carta pesante, tra cui riproduzioni di pagine dattiloscritte con correzioni autografe di Picasso Il numero speciale, interamente dedicato a Picasso, pubblicava per la prima volta i suoi testi poetici. Piccola mancanza al dorso (Little lack of paper to spine)

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        Travels in Two Democracies

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. (1936). First. First edition. Fine in a spine-faded, and thus very good dustwrapper with shallow chipping at the spine ends. Inscribed by the author: "To Ben Stolberg, as ever, From Edmund Wilson. Nov. 15, 1937." According to Columbia University, which holds his papers, Stolberg was an "Author and journalist in the field of American labor. Stolberg was editor of The Bookman, a columnist for the New York Evening Post, and a contributor to The New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, the Scripps-Howard newspapers, and numerous magazines. He was a member of the Commission of Inquiry on Leon Trotsky investigating the Moscow trials." An attractive copy of a scarce book, Wilson's with an interesting comparison of Depression-era America and Soviet Russia, with association related to the book's subject. .

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        Portraits - Brustbilder, 2 Photographien; mit je einer eigenhändigen Widmung und eigenhändigen Unterschrift.

      . 2 Orignal Photographoien, O.O., 6. Oktober (19)36, 15,4 x 21,2 cm auf 28,8 x 11 cm.. Rare set, dedicated by "W(illiam). J(ames). Mayo/ To the Minneapolis Surigcal Society by/ Oct. 6/36" and "C(harles). H(orace). Mayo/ To the Minneapolis Surgical Society Library/ 1936". - William James Mayo (1861-1939, Rochester received his M.D. degree in 1883 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and then engaged at Rochester in the private practice of medicine and surgery with his father and later with his younger brother Charles Horace Mayo. Though William J. Mayo became the administrator in the practice, no important decisions were made without the full agreement of both brothers. He and his brother performed all the surgery at St. Mary's Hospital until about 1905. From this surgical partnership of the two brothers evolved the cooperative group clinic, later known as the Mayo Clinic. William James Mayo, who became a specialist in surgery of the abdomen, pelvis, and kidney, remained active in surgery at the clinic until 1928 and in administration until 1933. - Charles Horace Mayo (b. July 19, 1865, Rochester-d. May 26, 1939, Chicago, Ill.) was the younger son of William Worrall Mayo and was characterized as a "surgical wonder." He received an M.D. degree from the Chicago Medical College (later part of Northwestern University Medical School) in 1888 and in the same year began private practice of surgery with his father and brother. - Charles Mayo had the ability to work in all surgical fields; he originated modern procedures in goitre surgery and in neurosurgery; he performed highly successful operations for cataract of the eye and originated procedures for several orthopedic operations. In 1930 he retired from surgery at the clinic and three years later from administration. He was professor of surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School from 1919 to 1936 and at the University of Minnesota Graduate School from 1915 to 1936. William J. Mayo said about his brother, "Charlie has . . . an intuitive mind, from his knowledge of physiology and anatomy and his understanding of the personality of the patient." At one time he was a member of the advisory board of Encyclopaedia Britannica. With his brother, he alternated as chief consultant for all surgical services in the U.S. Army during World War I, serving with the rank of colonel. After the war, each brother was commissioned a brigadier general in the medical-corps reserve. - Charles William Mayo (b. July 28, 1898, Rochester-d. July 28, 1968, Rochester) was the son of Charles Horace. He was a skilled surgeon and member of the board of governors of the Mayo Clinic, chairman of the Mayo Association, and a member (chairman 1961-67) of the board of regents of the University of Minnesota. He is noted for a speech he gave in 1953 as a member of the United States delegation at the United Nations. - The clinic began to grow in size in the early 1900s, when many young physicians began to apply for positions as interns and assistants. At the same time, outstanding scientists in basic medical subjects were added to the clinic's training and research programs. In 1919 the Mayo brothers transferred property and capital to the Mayo Properties Association, later called the Mayo Foundation, a charitable and educational corporation having a perpetual charter. About 1900 the Mayo Clinic was changed from a partnership to a voluntary association of physicians and specialists in allied fields. In the late 20th century the clinic's staff included about 500 physicians, treating more than 200,000 patients annually.

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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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        The Allegory of Love

      Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1936 - London: Oxford at the Claredon Press, 1936: First Edition. First Printing. In Very Good condition. Light rubbing, scratched and mottling to cloth. Bumped corners, light edge wear. Spot to first blank page. Previous owner details to front paste down. Gilt stamping on spine is mostly sharp. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Shadow Over Innsmouth

      Everett, Pennsylvania: Visionary Publishing Co.. 1936. First. First edition. Illustrated by Frank A. Utpatel. Currey's Binding B (no priority established): black cloth stamped in silver on the front panel in both upper and lower case letters. Fine in fine dustwrapper (Currey's Dust Jacket 3 (no priority established) printed in silver on white paper, no illustration). Original oversized errata slip is present and unfolded (rarely found, and in the cases where it is present, invariably it has been folded). Both the book and errata slip are housed in a cloth chemise and full morocco slipcase decorated with gold and silver decorations. Both the errata slip and the dustwrapper were printed after the fact and mailed to those who had purchased the book. A magnificent copy of Lovecraft's first published book (a prior work was printed in 1928 but not published, and was circulated only among a few of Lovecraft's friends). Additionally, this title is the only book by Lovecraft published during his lifetime -- he died the following year, and the voluminous Lovecraft volumes now in print were all published in posthumous collections. Approximately 400 copies of this title were printed, of which only about 200 were bound. From the collection of John K. Martin, with his simple, tiny book label on the rear pastedown. John K. Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press and is perhaps best known for providing Charles Bukowski a guaranteed stipend that allowed Bukowski to leave his post office job in order to write. Martin's private collections are renowned for the superior condition of their material. A stunning copy of this highspot of horror literature. .

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        Charleston

      [New York: H.C. Koenig. 1936.]. "First edition, second printing, and one of only about 30-50 copies printed; 4to, 20, [2] leaves of itinerary plus 3 leaves of photostat showing drawings by Lovecraft of his Charleston itinerary and Charleston architecture; some soiling, else generally a fine copy in original stapled wrappers, typed paper label on the upper cover.& & OCLC locates only the Brown and the Charleston County Library copies. The first printing, of which fewer than 25 copies were printed, consisted of the text of a letter from Lovecraft to H.C. Koenig, dated 12 Jan. 1936, beginning, ""Dear Ech- Si-Kheh: Before I do anything else, I must hasten to give you a few Charleston pointers ... "" This was transcribed and mimeographed by Koenig for private distribution, with 3 photostatic reproductions of Lovecraft's handwritten maps and illustrations. Lovecraft revised the text for a second printing, as here, that Koenig produced a month or so later, which were stapled into brown paper covers with typed title label. & & Joshi I-A- 9."

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        Turn, Magic Wheel

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart. (1936). First. First edition. Some foxing and wear to the boards, spine repaired, a very good copy in a supplied, good dustwrapper with a crease on the spine and with small chips and tears. This copy Inscribed but not signed by Powell to her close friend Hannah Green: "To Green, My Queen. Euch." Green made a point of collecting Powell's older books, apparently and as evidenced here, much to Powell's dismay. By consensus the best novel on New York's bohemian life by this satirical, proto-feminist novelist who has recently been rediscovered. Gore Vidal, whose critical essay helped restore her fame, called her a better satirist than Twain and said she was "our best comic novelist." Ernest Hemingway once told her she was his "favorite living novelist" -- although she was not averse to poking fun at Hemingway himself, which she did in her novel, The Wicked Pavilion. Novelist Lisa Zeidner, in a review of the Tim Page biography of Powell in The New York Times Book Review, said that "she is wittier than Dorothy Parker, dissects the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, is more plaintive than Willa Cather in her evocation of the heartland and has a more supple control of satirical voice than Evelyn Waugh, the writer to whom she's most often compared." Powell was an archetypal free spirit, living much of her life in Greenwich Village, taking -- and flaunting -- lovers frequently although she was married, and mercilessly skewering the postures and foibles of an array of New York types, from bohemian artists to wealthy tycoons. An exceptionally scarce book. .

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