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        History of the Eleventh Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) 1908-1934.

      London: The Royal United Service Institution, 1936 - Quarto. Original plum combed cloth, title gilt to spine, regimental badge to the upper board within a blind panel. Spine a little dull, foxing to the edges, very slight encroachment into the margin, but a very sharp copy. Portrait frontispiece and 22 other plates, 39 maps, 12 of them folding, one to the rear pastedown, and the rest full-page. First edition. This copy inscribed by the author, "Cuthbert Headlam with affection & esteem from Roger Lumley, 1936" and with Headlam's bookplate to the front pastedown. Lumley's father had been commanding officer of the regiment, and his brother Richard died in its service at Ploegsteert in October 1914, "shot by a sniper while kneeling up to look over a fence through his glasses he had been in France just a month a small party assembled in the churchyard to pay last tribute to Richard Lumley. Born in the Regiment, it may be said, most of his short life had been spent under the eyes of the little group of officers who stood round his grave." Roger dutifully followed his brother into the regiment in 1916, and was duly wounded during the their retreat near Vermand in 1918. An exceptionally nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE ISLAND OF SHEEP. Signed

      Hodder and Stoughton, London 1936 - First edition, First Impression. 8vo., 318pp. Publisher's gilt lettered green cloth with gilt monogram to upper cover. A fine copy in a near fine exceptionally bright dustwrapper showing light use [two tiny 4mm chips to spine crown, one tear on the front panel with a repair of unknown origin on the verso]. Map endpapers. Neatly signed in fountain pen on a horizontal strip of off-white paper stock tipped to the title-age. A very nice example of this last Richard Hannay novel. Certrainly Buchan's most enduring character first introduced in the highly regarded Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. [Dustwrapper conservation: tiny chips have been stabilized with Japanese paper, using fully reversible Methyl Cellulose]. Presents nicely. Blanchard A115. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Arsenal V Sheffield United 1936 (f.a. Cup Final) Football Programme

      1936 - Official programme for the 1936 FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Sheffield United. Arsenal won 1-0. Staple rust to centrepages, which are nearly detached. Pictorial covers, good. Spine sl. rubbed. Light vertical fold mark. Score entered in pencil. A good copy. 

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        Annales du musée Guimet . ( Revue des arts asiatiques). Première série tome 6 à 10

      Van Oest; Editions d'Art et d'Histoire, 1929- 1936 - 4 fascicules par tome soit 20 fascicules In 4 brochés, Tome 6 : 266 pages, Tome 7: 250 pages; Tome 8: 274 pages; Tome 9 : 239 pages; Tome 10 :231 pages. Bonne documentation richement illustrée. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Basse Fontaine]
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        NEW PROVINCES. Poems of Several Authors.

      MacMillan, Toronto 1936 - NEW PROVINCES. Poems of Several Authors. Toronto: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition of this major Canadian Anthology; the first to publish Canadian Modernist Poetry. Toronto: Macmillan, 1936. First edition. Blue-green cloth covered boards, lettered in black. (x), 77, (1) pp. A fine fresh copy in like dustwrapper edited, with an uncredited four paragraph preface by F.R. Scott with contributions by Robert Finch, Leo Kennedy, A.M. Klein, E.J. Pratt, F.R. Scott, & A.J.M. Smith. Only 500 copies were published. This is the variant [Priority unknown] in blue-green cloth with page size of 204 X 130 mm [also comes in light mid-green cloth, with page size 205 X 125 mm]. Of the 500 copies published, 250 copies were bound May 9/11, 1936. 100 were bound 5 years later on March 27th, 1941 - the status of the balance of 150 copies unknown. A handsome example. Rarely seen as such. $750.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Portrait photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe

      [New York], june 5, 1936. (O'KEEFFE, GEORGIA) 24.5 x 18.8 cm. (9-5/8 x 7-3/8 inches). Half-length in profile, with painting in background. Gelatin silver print. Verso with atelier stamp and pencil notations, giving the name of the sitter, date, and the the photographer's reference to negative and print ("XiX: j: 36"). Matted. From the estate of Saul Mauriber, Van Vechten's assistant and the compiler of PORTRAITS: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF CARL VAN VECHTEN (1978)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        L'Ermità Maurici

      NAGSA, Barcelona 1936 - 257 pàg., 1 f. Il lustr. amb dibuixos de Joan Colom acolorits a la trepa, en el text. Edició numerada de 250 exemplars . Enquadernació de Brugalla , mitja pell ,rodes, cantells, talls daurats, florons en el llom, guardes decorades. * Narració ambientada en la Costa Brava, en la qual es troben presents tradicions i costums típics com la processó de Santa Cristina o la festa del pelegrí de Tossa. Encuadernaciones. Costa Brava Enquadernacions decoratives o notables. 23x18 Cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AFFICHE : HAMBURG - AMERIKA LINIE CROISIERES AUX PAYS DU NORD

      - Date : 1936 Dimensions : 66x101cm Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND

      The Macmillan Company. New York. May 1936.,1936. FIRST EDITION. Recently bound, with the publishers original grey cloth front cover and spine bound in at rear, in full grey morocco leather. Spine with raised bands, the compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. A fine, bright copy of the true first edition, 1st issue, set up and electrotyped in May 1936

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Hole and Corner

      J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1936 - First American edition. A small nick at the crown, else near fine in very good plus dustwrapper with nominal tears and very shallow loss at the crown. Very scarce. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Nothing So Monstrous

      New York: Pynson Printers. 1936. First. First Separate Edition (originally published as part of The Pastures of Heaven, 1932); Goldstone A2f; noting that the paper supply allowed only 370 copies to be printed. Lightly worn at the edges, about fine. Published for subscribers to use as Christmas gifts, the colophon was customized with the subscriber's name following "made by the Pynson Printers of New York at the request of --- for presentation to [blank]." Goldstone notes 50 copies were so designated for Elmer Adler, 100 for Frederick B. Adams, Jr., 150 for Ben Abramson, 50 for Edwin J. Beinecke and 20 for antiquarian bookseller Howard Mott (although evidently fewer were issued with his name; only one is known). Unknown to Goldstone, this is one of apparently only six copies with Steinbeck's name in the colophon. In a letter to Frederick B. Adams, Jr., one of the publishers, Steinbeck requested six copies as he couldn't "afford any more." Steinbeck has filled in the colophon with the name of Elsie and Martin Ray, and has Inscribed upside-down on the rear free endpaper, "For Rusty and Elsie, Whose back rubbing has made me a little less monstrous than I have been. John Steinbeck." In the proper place, right side up on the front free endpaper, the author has Inscribed "I am a dope (see last page) John Steinbeck." Steinbeck was a guest at Martin (Rusty) and Elsie Ray's Mt. Eden Winery in Saratoga, California, where he is said to have written a portion of The Grapes of Wrath. .

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        PRAIRIE TRAILS & COW TOWNS.

      Boston: Chapman & Grimes, [1936]. - First edition. 8vo. Signed and dated by the author. Laid-in is a typed letter dated May 9, 1946, on Kansas State College stationery and signed in ink by Streeter advising about the history of the book, copies available, and cost per each. Black-stamped brown cloth, 236 pp., illustrations. "This able historian gives a good picture of the various cow towns of Kansas and the activities of the gunmen who lived in them."--Adams. "One of the best books on the cow towns, bringing together considerable information. The history is accurate and well written."--Reese. A classic book relating much information about the wagon trails, Indian attacks, Pony Express, cattle drives, the buffalo, as well as an in-depth history of the lawmen and outlaws of Abilene, Ellsworth, Newton, Wichita, and Dodge City. An important account of the early development of Kansas and the surrounding areas. Fine, tight and bright copy in internally reinforced with archival tape dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and corners, and lightly soiled at head of spine. Sharp copy. Rare in dust jacket. HOWES S1027. SIX GUNS 2156. HERD 2189. 44/44 27. DOBIE p.121. SIX SCORE 105. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        EXPOSITION SURREALISTE D'OBJETS

      Chez Charles Ratton, Paris 1936 - EDITION ORIGINALE de ce célèbre catalogue de l'exposition organisée du 22 au 29 mai 1936, consacré aux objets naturels, interprétés, trouvés, américains, océaniens, mathématique, surréalistes. Préface d'André Breton et liste des objets exposés, dont des oeuvres de Breton, Cahun, Calder, Dali, Dominguez, Duchamp, Giacometti, Magritte, Man Ray, Moro, Picasso et Tanguy. UN DES QUELQUES EXEMPLAIRES SUR JAPON en parfait condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        The King Of Games

      Stanley Paul 1936 - Frank Woolley (1887-1978) was one of  the greatest all-rounders the game has known. He scored nearly 59,000 runs, took 2066 wickets and 1018 catches (still a record) for Kent and England in a career of great longevity and success. Small 8vo. 223pp. + 32pp book catalogue. Portrait frontis., 15 plates. Original green cloth, rubbed. Some mild foxing throughout. On the front free end-paper Neville Cardus has written in neat, ink hand, a 78 word critique comparing the styles of Woolley and Bradman. Aftwards he has signed his name.   'A Bradman innings is designed — it does not fall on him "by grace". There is usually the hint of severe watchfulness, even of suspicion. An innings by a Woolley just happens, like the blossom on the peach on the sun stained wall. A constructed thing can be beautiful, if it cannot be spontaneous. The flight of a bird and the flight of an aeroplane mark the difference between an innings by a Woolley and one by a Bradman'.   [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The Ten Green Brothers

      London, Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd.,, [1936]. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red. With the dust jacket. Spine cocked but a nice copy in the creased and rubbed dust jacket with a number of tears and some minor loss. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Mr and Mrs Neil MacKay with kindest regards, from Angus MacVicar 30/4/36".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        CANCIÓN

      SIGNO 1936 - CANCIÓN ¿ Juan Ramón Jiménez - 1ªed. Edit. Signo, Impr. Aguirre, 1936 ¿ Calleja encuadernador - , Madrid. 1ª Edición., 1936. - Con un facsímil del poema Las Palomas y un retrato del busto de Zenobia - 24x16. Encuadernación especial en piel. - 433 pgs. - En muy buen estado ¿ Gastos de envío a cargo del comprador [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Perfect Specimen

      New York: Liveright. (1936). First. First edition. Boards damp stained at the extremities, thus only good, in slightly spine-faded, and rubbed, very good dustwrapper with a corresponding damp stain really only visible from the inside. An uncommon title, basis for the 1937 Michael Curtiz film The Perfect Specimen featuring Errol Flynn and Joan Blondell. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION.

      Tudor Publishing Company. New York.,1936 - REPRINT EDITION. Large 8vo (10.7 x 8.3 inches). Finely illustrated with 8 full colour tipped-in plates, 24 full page mono plates, decorative title page and 26 vignettes, some repeated throughout the book. Top edge with original publishers black stain, the others untrimmed. Black endpapers. A fine, clean copy in publishers black cloth. Black and gold printed onlay to the front board. Spine with gilt lettering and small publishers design. The design gilt is rubbed but the lettering is fine and bright. Remains of the rare original illustrated dustwrapper loosely inserted. Most of it present, if torn and a little creased, apart from the front inner flap, so it could be easily restored if required. Housed in the original publishers black paper covered box with colour plate onlaid to the top. The box is rubbed and a bit bumped to the edges but overall in very good condition. Overall a lovely copy of one of the most powerfull illustrated books of the early twentieth century.: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        THE NIGHT FLOWER

      New York: The Macaulay Company,. 1936. Octavo,. cloth.. Previous owner's inscription on front free end paper. Some darkening. to edges of text block, dustiness to top edge, a near fine copy in a. near fine price clipped dust jacket, some light shelf wear/rubbing to. edges, light rubbing to spine ends with very light chipping to head. of spine panel, small closed tear to lower front panel. (#125498). First edition. Faust's second and last mystery under this pseudonym.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        TABLEAU DE LA FRANCE.

      - Paris, Les Bibliophiles Franco-suisses, 1936, 24x30. En feuilles, sous couverture repliée et dans un double emboîtage. Titre au dos. Richement illustré par Baudier, et tiré à 115 exemplaires. Celui-ci est le numéro 53 (imprimé pour George Lambelet). Ouvrage superbe.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Les yeux fertiles, illustré par PICASSO

      GLM, Paris 1936 - 96 pages, 11,5 X 18,5 cm Edition originale, un des 1440 ex. sur alfa teinté, parmi ceux-ci un des 200 hors commerce du service de presse le nôtre N°1350, avec un portrait et 4 illustrations de Picasso, complet de son prière d’insérer. Envoi à l’écrivain, poète et critique Armand Got. La quatrième de couverture a été renforcée. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: D'un livre l'autre]
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        Les yeux fertiles

      éditions G.L.M. 1936 - Paris, éditions G.L.M., 1936 - Broché, 12 cm x 19 cm, 88 pages, ex. num. (n° 717)sur alfa teinté - Poèmes de Paul Eluard, 4 ills hors-texte de Picasso - Non coupé, état neuf Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reichsparteitag der Ehre,

      . Diessen, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1936, Ganzleineneinband, 61 Seiten, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Seiten teils leicht stockfleckig, sonst Zustand 2 (P126).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Absalom, Absalom

      Random House 1936 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that has been skillfully restored by a master conservator. The end result is a dustjacket that looks about new. The book is solid. The boards are fresh with some wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in book. Overall, a sharp, clean copy of this true first edition with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        ABSALOM, ABSALOM

      NY: Random House, (1936) - First Edition, First State of this classic of Southern literature. A very good copy in an equally very good example of the dust jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        THE TALE OF THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

      1936 - (London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1936.) Original gold and red patterned cloth, with red leather spine label lettered in gold, all edges gilt. This is one of 100 numbered copies (this being #31) printed on handmade paper for The Golden Cockerel Press, signed both by the translator Hannah Waller and by the illustrator Robert Gibbings. Included also is a "Note on Pushkin and the Tale" by Raissa Lomonossova. This book (100 numbered copies plus a trade edition) was issued by The Golden Cockerel Press in honor of its namesake fable, in advance of the centenary of Pushkin's death (in 1837, at age 37, mortally wounded in a duel).~This limited edition is a magnificent production. The "cloth of gold" binding is made of golden silk with a red pattern, the page edges are gilt, and the title page is printed in gold as well. This copy is in remarkably fine condition (except that the red leather spine label may be faded); no dust jacket was issued with these special copies. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        In Dubious Battle

      Covici Friede 1936 - First Edition, First printing. A spectacular dustjacket that is vibrant in color with light wear to the spine ends and some rubbing to front panel. This original dustjacket has no chips or pieces missing. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, and the pages are exceptionally clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. The boards are crip with light wear to the edges. Overall, a beautiful copy of this true first edition with the first state dustjacket. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plakat - Schynige Platte - Interlaken. Lithographie.

      Feldmeilen, Vontobel, 1936 - 101 x 63 cm, Zustand B (Kleine Eckfehlstellen, ein Einriss) 1000 gr.

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        Stravinsky: An Autobiography

      Simon & Schuster, New York 1936 - A lovely copy, bound in 3/4 calf with marbled boards. Spine elaborately decorated in gilt. Black spine label lettered in gilt. Boldly signed by Stravinsky on the title page [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Illustrated by Harry Clarke

      Tudor Publishing Co., New York, 1936., 1936. 4to., pp. 412. With colour frontispiece and 31 plates, of which 7 are coloured. Fine (small crease to frontis). Publisher's black cloth. In near fine unfaded dust-wrapper, merely a few signs of minor edgewear. A lovely copy. A seminal figure in the development of science fiction and the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) exerted a great influence on Dostoyevsky, Conan Doyle, Verne, and Baudelaire. This collection of Poe's best stories contains all the terrifying and bewildering tales that characterize his work, as well as the Gothic horror of 'The Pit and the Pendulum' with other similarly wierd tales, together with all three of the landmark cases featuring his ground-breaking detective Auguste Dupin; the history of the detective story begins with the publication of 'The Murders In the Rue Morgue' (Matthews). He was a writer of genius who was interested in crime, especially violent death, in cryptograms, and the whole process of logical deduction (Quayle). Poe's mystery of 'The Purloined Letter' is a prototype of spy stories like those of James Bond. (Haining) Queen's Quorum (their first Cornerstone title), Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Peter Haining; Crime Fiction. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [1972]. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'; No.273; 'Amercan Sci-Fi'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

      Visionary Publishing Co, Everett 1936 - First edition. [The precise state/issue/printing of this variant has not been clearly established. Nor, for that matter, has the exact priority been clearly established for nearly any of combination of variants that have been reported]. This is one of an unknown, but reportedly small, number of copies that surfaced years ago, from storage in the publisher's archives. The text paper is quite white and fresh, as is the paper stock of the Dust Wrapper. The the black cloth casing [that is, the boards] is consistent with most others that I have seen. Book and Dust Wrapper [white paper, without the Frank Utpatel artwork] both have horizontal, mixed case, silver lettering. 158 pages, illustrated. As New [About Fine] copy in As New [Fine] Dust Wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Other Worlds Bookstore]
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        SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

      Visionary Pub. Co., Everett, PA. 1936 - A very fine copy in a very fine dustjacket/brodart covered. First Edition with a very fine Errata Slip. Copy is in like new condition. Variant B with printing in silver in Upper and Lower case letters on front and spine panels, matching the printing on the cover of book, without illustration. Illustrated by Frank Utpatel. Pub. Wm. H. Crawford has state 400 copies were printed of which 200 were bound and the remainder destroyed. = WE BOX AND SHIP ALL BOOKS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION. = WE HAVE BEEN BUYING AND SELLING USED BOOKS FOR OVER 34 YEARS. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Gun for Sale

      Heinemann 1936 - First edition beautifully rebound in full leather. Foxing on preliminary pages. Marbled endpapers. Gold gilt decoration on ribbed leather spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MINNESALBUM

      Aktiebolaget Art Print, MALMO 1936 - Published same year as his death - Kung George V. Minnesalbum . King George V. Souvenir album, etc. [Photographs with accompanying captions in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, German, French, English and Dutch.] - Copyrighted and Published by: Aktiebolaget Art Print: Malmo, 1936. Souvenir Pamphlet with AMAZING SIGNATURE OF: - 'George RJ' to the front in ink - few small corner folds and small chips to a couple of corners. - Highly Collectable and always an investment. --- POSTAGE OPTIONS: Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. If you select 'Priority' as the postal option, you will get the fastest option. [Please have a look at my Shipping Rates and Estimated times for Delivery, so you can make the preferred choice]. --- Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Autograph account by Frederick Leman Whelan of a visit by him to the Soviet Union in 1936, as leader of 'the League of Nations Union party' of British 'useful idiots'; with other matter relating to the U.S.S.R.

      'To Leningrad & Moscow Intourist "S.S. Cooperazia". Sat. 27th June to Sunday 19th July' First entry dated 22 June 1936 - Small 4to, 61 pp, with the first four pages unpaginated and the last ones paginated 1-57. In notebook of good laid paper, in decorative boards. Text clear and complete. Very good, on lightly-aged paper; in worn and chipped wraps, with 'U.S.S.R.' on spine and front board. Various addresses by Whelan inside the front cover, with the date 1936 amended to 1945 and 1950. Pages of slogans and abbreviations are followed by the notebook itself. The volume intersperses notes on the visit (ending at p.31) with extracts of quotations, statistics and other matter about the Soviet Union. The first entry, dated 22 June 1936, gives the names and details of the eleven members of 'the party to U.S.S.R.', with Whelan naming himself 'Leader of the party'. The group includes the artist Priscilla Thorneycroft, the Rev. Henry Iselin, and Councillor Arnold Kenyon of Ashton under Lyne ('Interested in Industrial & Social Con.'). 'We leave Hayes Wharf, London Bridge, by M. V. Sortongflot (Soviet Mercantile Fleet) on Sat. 27th June and are due back at Hayes Wharf on Sunday. 19th July'. Whelen's first impressions of the ship are 'very favourable'. 'The crew and the officials seem very pleasant.' Three days later the ship enters the Kiel canal: 'Propaganda is entirely absent. There is not even a picture visible of either Lenin or Stalin. The only books seem to be those brought on board by the passengers. The boat is scrupulously clean. The sailors seem to spend their leisure scrubbing the decks or polishing where polishing is possible or washing steps and windows. An atmosphere of complete friendliness.' Whelen transcribes a number of 'appreciations' in 'The Traveller's Book in the Salon of the "Cooperazia"', noting that 'Among them a large number of American travellers express extreme indignation at Hearst's accusations of starvation in Soviet Russia.' After a journey of five days the party arrive in Leningrad, which strikes Whelen as 'a happy, orderly, and cheerful city. I saw very few soldiers. The police, or militia, or whatever is the correct name, seemed friendly with the people. [.] Little boys frequently asked for stamps. Boys and older people also joined up with us at the least encouragement and talked and showed us the way. I was surprised at the number who spoke German.' He finds the female 'Guides of "Intourist" 'charming and competent. They descibe things with great clarity. No obvious propaganda.' On 9 July the party are in Moscow, where one of their first visits is to the 'Commune for Derelict Boys': 'Later girls were included. One of the first waif boys married a girl in the Village and is now Director of the Boot Factory. The boys at first objected to girls being received. As the Director put it "The criminals refused to receive the prostitutes". Started 12 years ago'. In later entries others join the party (on one tour they are joined by the American playwright Elmer Rice). Whelen gives a long account of a 'Talk with A. Neyman, Director, Third Western Department' at the People's Commisariat of Foreign Affairs in Narkomindel. On 11 July they go to 'VOKS', where they are 'received by AMDOR of the Anglo American Dept. by Mrs. Kislova and Miss Plakshina, our interpreter, who had accompanied us'. He describes 'the Propaganda Film "Cirkus"'. Long description of conversation with 'Mr. AROSEV, the President of Voks'. The party's 'last combined excursion and one of the most delightful' is a journey 'by car a few miles out of Moscow to the Malablovsky Children's Village in the pine woods'. Description of village and conversation with children. 'When we left they crowded round our car shout "Good bye" which they had just proudly learnt from us. We gave them 3 cheers and they vigorously imitated us. I was presented with a bouquet of flowers, a new experience for me. Oh! the Russian country roads'. Of Andre Gide Whelen writes: 'I met Gide at Leningrad. He was with a group of French authors. He had been in Moscow for the Funeral of Gorki on 20. 6. 36 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Merlusse - Cigalon

      Paris, Fasquelle 1936 - Livre d'occasion 20,6 x 15 cm, broché, couv. verte imprimée en rouge, 221 pp. Condition : Edition originale. L'un des 25 ex. num. du tirage de tête imprimés sur Japon impérial (le nôtre le n°7). Exemplaire enrichi d'un bel envoi autographe signé de 2 pages à Jean Herbert. Dos passé sinon parfait état. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Pianos of Sympathy

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions. 1936. First. First edition. New Directions Pamphlets Number One edited by James Laughlin. Near fine in blue wrappers. .

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