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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1936. First edition of the economist's masterpiece. This volume is generally regarded as the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of wear and toning. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional copy. The General Theory ranks with Smith's Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus' Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. The London Review of Books has grouped The General Theory "...among the glories of modern publishing...edited with exemplary authority and lack of fuss..." Many innovations of The General Theory remain central to modern macroeconomics. It was placed on Time's 2001 top one-hundred non-fiction books written in English since 1923.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Recollections and Reflections.

      G.Bell and Sons,, London, 1936 - London, G.Bell and Sons, 1936. 8°. VIII, 451 pages. Portrait-Frontispiece of Sir J. J. Thomsen after a painting of Fiddes Watt. Original Hardcover (blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine). One corner bumped. Inscribed by Nobel laureate J.J.Thomsen: "J.Thornely - From the Author - Jan: 1937" Sir Joseph John "J. J." Thomson, OM, FRS (18 December 1856 – 30 August 1940) was a British physicist and Nobel laureate. He is credited for the discovery of the electron and of isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer. Thomson was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the electron and for his work on the conduction of electricity in gases. (Wikipedia) Sprache: English One corner bumped. Inscribed by Nobel laureate J.J.Thomsen: "J.Thornely - From the Author - Jan: 1937" Original Hardcover (blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        BODAS DE SANGRE. (Tragedia en tres actos y siete cuadros.)

      Eds. del Arbol, (Imp. de Silverio Aguirre),, Madrid 1936 - Size: 14.5x19.5. 1h. 125pp. 2h. Dentro de esta misma 1ª ed. existen 2 variantes: el año 1935 en la portada, o, como en este caso, 1936. Ejemplar algo guillotinado. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Tela. Conserva cubiertas originales. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Absalom, Absalom!

      RANDOM HOUSE, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Random House, 1936. First Edition, First Printing. Fold-out map present at rear. Clean pages, sound binding. Name of previous owner to front free end paper, faint discoloration to bottom of title page and preceding page. Front paste down has a wave at the edge. Side of page block is foxed, with a light scrape to the side of the page block. Exterior cloth shows light wear. Wear to spine ends.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack. For 1936

      London : John Wisden . Very Good . 1936 . . Hardback . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        Small Archive Documenting Camp-life at the Dan Beard Camp, Boys Scout Troop 1 in Pike County, Pennsylvania, 1936-1938

      Dan Beard Camp Near Hawley, Pennsylvania, 1936. An exceptionally scarce collection of memorabilia and ephemera from Daniel Carter Beard's summer camp. Beard, one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America built the camp on the site of his hunting lodge, which was erected in 1883. He operated the camp from the early 1920s until 1939. Camp activities and awards were based on those in Beard's Handbook for the Sons of Daniel Boone, however campers also earned Scouting rank and merit badges as the campers formed Pike County, Pennsylvania BSA Troop #1. The collection includes 1) an 8" x 10" photograph of Beard in uniform signed "Dan Beard," 2) a typed letter on official, illustrated Boy Scouts of America letterhead signed "Daniel C. Beard," 3) five multi-color camp award certificates signed "Daniel C. Beard," 4) a number of official camp letters and records regarding one of the campers, Courtland Brown, 5) four American Red Cross first aid and life saving cards awarded to Courtland Brown at the Dan Beard Camp, 6) two 8" x 10" photographs of campers, one showing them in formation and one showing them engaged in craft activities, 7) four 3.5" x 6" photographs of campers and their tents, 8) a beaded "buckskin badge" totem, 9) two postcards of Camp Lenape, which I believe succeeded the Dan Beard Camp after it closed, and 10) newspaper articles regarding Beard's 88th birthday, his death, and his funeral. All of the photographs, signed letter, certificates, and postcards are in very nice shape. Some of the other documents have marginal insect predation. The certificates and camp photographs have scrapbook page remnants on the reverse. . Ephemera. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        The Story of Ferdinand

      New York: The Viking Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. First edition, first printing. One of the most beloved children's books of the 20th century. A fine copy in decorated boards with cloth backstrip in very good to near fine price intact dustwrapper. A couple of minor chips to spine edges. Faint toning to spine colors. A handsome unrestored copy. Wonderful.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries

      Virtue and Company, London 1936 - Very well preserved copy of this rare cookery book. 20 beautiful colour plates and many black and white illustrations, maroon boards with title enclosed in an embossed gilt circle. Very clean with no markings. Advertisements to front and rear, tear to the last of the advertisement pages. Foreword by John J N Mackman. Extra postage may be required for this heavy book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Clement Burston Books]
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        Of Human Bondage.

      New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1936 - Large octavo. 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. A fine copy. With black and white illustrations by Randolph Schwabe. First Illustrated Edition. Limited to 751 numbered copies of which this is number 64 signed by both the illustrator and the author. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Sound Wagon

      Doubleday, Doran and Company 1936 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "First Edition" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by T.S. Stribling and is limited to 250 copies. The book is in very good condition. The boards have some wear to the spine and panels. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a scarce copy SIGNED by the author. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Seven Symbols Of Life (Inscribed) Being an essay on eternal verities as expressed in the images of the lotus, of water, wind, fire, man, woman and child

      London: The Buddhist Lodge, 1936. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. First edition. 22 pp. A very good copy in stapled card wrappers. This copy briefly INSCRIBED by Watts and dated in year of publication. Rare early work by Watts. Only two copies found in world libraries (The Netherlands and Great Britain). No copies at all in the states.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Die lateinischen Werke. 5 Bände (Band I bis V).

      Kohlhammer 1936-2006, Suttgart - 4to. Orig.-Leinen bzw. Leinenbände mit Goldprägung, XXII, 759; 2 Bll., 691; XXXI, 712; XLIV, 479; VII, 655 S. "Die deutschen und lateinischen Werke", hrsgg. im Auftrage der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft. Die lateinischen Werke Eckharts in der kritischen Gesamtausgabe, die bis heute nicht vollständig abgeschlossen ist. - Gute, saubere Bibliotheks-Exemplare. Band I: Einfacher blauer Leinenband mit maschinengeschriebenem Rückenschild. Band II, IV und V: Orig.-Leinen mit Goldprägung. Band III: Rotes Bibl.-Leinen mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, etwas kleiner als die anderen. Band I bis IV jeweils mit Bibl.-Etiketten (oder Resten davon) am Fuß des Rückens, innen wenige Stempel. Schnitt von Band III ebenfalls gestempelt. Einbände teils mit leichten Gebrauchs-/Lagerspuren. Band V praktisch neuwertig, mit Orig.-Schutzumschlag, nur kleiner Stempel auf dem Titelblatt verso. 10500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        The Olive Tree and Other Essays.

      London: Chatto & Windus 1936. (8) + 304 pp. Publisher's light green cloth, spine weakly faded, no dustwrapper.. Special edition limited to 160 copies, this is copy no. 23, signed by the author

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell's Antikvariat]
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        13 BANDAS Y 48 ESTRELLAS. Poema del Mar Caribe por.

      Imprenta de Manuel Altolaguirre, 20 de mayo de 1936., Madrid - Size: 17.8x25.5. 39pp. 2h. Huellas de óxido en los preliminares, que siguen, pero de forma más ocasional, en los interiores. Muy raro. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros. Rústica con sobrecubierta. (las cubs. son mudas, y es la sobrecubierta de papel cebolla la que lleva el título, impreso a 2 tintas.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Collected Poems 1909-1935

      New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, [1936] - Allen Tate's copy with his signature on the flyleaf First American Edition. Designed by Robert Josephy. 8vo. 220 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Spine dull and worn. Good copy only. Gallup A32b [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Traditional Painting of Sapporo, Hokkaido

      1936. [SAPPORO - PAINTING]. Traditional Painting of Sapporo, Hokkaido. Rich Nihonga colors on silk. Three panels, each is about 28.5" X 41.5", making the entire triptych about 10 feet long. A monumental work which diplays Sapporo and its environs in a traditional birdseye style, with a backdrop of mountains, near the sea. Done in Showa 11 (1936) place names are handbrushed in an elegant hand on tiny gold-leaf cartouches affixed to the painting. A wonderful evocation of traditional art, here displaying the modern city of Sapporo with its mass transit facilities, sports coliseum, modern factories and highways, along with shrines, temples, etc., etc. Aside from a few minor damp spots in the last image which are scarcely noticeable, a beautiful work in lovely condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        PEER GYNT.

      Harrap and Co. London. 1936 - FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Large 8vo. (10 x 7.6 inches). Illustrated with 12 full page colour plates and 40 smaller line drawings and silhouettes throughout the text. Finely bound, for Asprey, in full mid brown morocco. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Boards with double gilt ruled and single floral roll border. Turn-ins with elaborate gilt decoration. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A highly attractive leather binding. A Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        JUAN DE MAIRENA. SENTENCIAS, DONAIRES, APUNTES Y RECUERDOS DE UN PROFESOR APOCRIFO.

      Espasa Calpe., Madrid. 1936 - Retrato. Ligeras marcas en cubiertas. Primera edición. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        Test Tube Baby

      New York: Godwin, Publishers. Good. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book, marked only with stamped library name on both endpapers ("Property of Green Tree Library"), moderate external wear, front hinge a little weak, spotting/soiling to covers]. The second of three pulp novels published published by Fuller under his own name in the 1930s (he claimed in his autobiography to have written many more, under a variety of pseudonyms). The story, as Fuller explained it, has to do with a young man who had been "conceived scientifically, then brought up by his mother to be the ideal son." However, Mom wasn't counting on her grown-up boy eventually learning some additional facts of life from an amoral young lady named Peggy, "a fascinating wench who may not have eaten her spinach but certainly knew her onions." A rarity for sure, and like Fuller's first novel, "Burn, Baby, Burn!," a vivid embodiment of the future film director's pulp-fiction-tabloid-journalism sensibility. .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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        Evening Prayer, Mission Santa Barbara

      1936. Fine condition. Approximately 8-1/4 x 10-1/8 inches image area .

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        The Princess Comes Across (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

      Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1936. Draft script for the 1936 film. A very interesting early draft of the script, with a cast page that includes George Raft, who was replaced by Fred MacMurray late in pre-production. Raft left the production when Ted Tetzlaff was announced as the director, as Tetzlaff had caused Lombard to outshine Raft in the duo's previous film, "Rumba." MacMurray's placement against Lombard was fortuitous, as the pair (who had made "Hands Across the Table" the previous year) went on to make "Swing High, Swing Low" and "True Confessions" after this film.& & One of the most cynical and underrated screwball comedies, with Lombard and MacMurray at the peak of their speed-talking greatness. Tightly wound into the story of Lombard posing as the (fake) Swedish Princess Olga and MacMurray's no-nonsense, accordion-playing bandleader with a shady past is a rather dense murder mystery that plays out in tandem with the screwball structure.& & Recently rebound in tan cloth, with the original blue front wrapper adhered to the front board. Front wrapper shows a date of February 4th, 1936. Title page present, dated February 4, 1936. 141 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 2-7-36 and 2-14-36. Pages about Fine, boards about Fine.& & Harvey, pp. 214-215.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Biggles & Co

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First edition 1936. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original grey cloth covers and top edge, navy lettering and framed navy illustration to spine, biplane on runway and three small aircraft hangers behind to upper panel. 8vo 1.9 thick x 7½" x 5½" 256 pp. Colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. White church label to front end paper, touch of foxing to fore edge, light soiling to pale cloth covers, first edition laser colour copy dust wrapper, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        A Pamphlet of Sonnets

      Majorca: Caravel Press (1936) - Majorca: Caravel Press (1936). A beautifully produced collection of the American Surrealist's poetry, accompanied by an illustration by his lover, Pavel Tchelitchew. One of 50 special copies (this being #3) signed by the author and illustrator. In addition, this copy is inscribed to Julien Levy and his wife Joella on front endpaper. An unusually nice copy, with only light wear and a bit of browning to sheets.

      [Bookseller: Elysium Books]
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        Ulysses

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936 - One of 100 copies signed by the author, of an edition of 1,000 copies, on mould-made paper and bound in vellum (the other 900 copies are on japon vellum and bound in green buckram) 4to Spine a little marked and dulled, otherwise a fine, bright copy in typically somewhat rubbed patterend paper slipcase with printed label. Presentation Copy, so inscribed below Joyce?s signature on the statement of limitation page. Loosely inserted is the publisher?s printed announcement of this the "final and definitive edition", once folded so as to fit inside the book The inscription "Presentation Copy" is an unknown but elegant hand. This copy is therefore unnumbered. Original full vellum with Homeric bow by Eric Gill on each cover, top edge gilt, others uncut [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram Rota Ltd]
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        The Wheel Spins (The Lady Vanishes) The Lady Vanishes

      Collins Crime Club, 1936. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very Good/poor. The Wheel Spins (The Lady Vanishes) - Ethel Lina White& & first edition, first impression, Collins Crime Club, London& & 1936 First Edition. & & An impossible first edition to find anywhere , please try , and let me know if you find one !!!& & Front of DJ pasted to front board & DJ inner flap pasted to front paste down endpaper.& & Mild foxing to textblock & edge , front hinge repair.& & Spine slightly sunned , nick to top of spine.

      [Bookseller: Singular books !]
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        Gutenberg and the Catholicon of 1460. A bibliographical essay by Margaret Bingham Stillwell. Together with an original leaf

      "Edmund Byrne Hackett, the Brick Row Bookshop, Inc." New York: "Edmund Byrne Hackett, the Brick Row Bookshop, Inc.". 1936. "Folio, pp. [10], 27, [1]; original blindstamped maroon cloth lettered in gilt, maroon cloth chemise and slipcase; generally fine. With a typed letter from Edmund Byrne Hackett laid in acknowledging payment for this copy. & & The leaf is from the imperfect Sloane- Poor- Kretch copy, leaves of which were sold by the Brick Row Book Shop as late as the early 1960s, and the bulk of which were originally distributed with Stillwell's essay in 1936. & & The leaf itself (printed in Mainz, by the printer of the Catholicon, not before 1469) measures approximately 14½"" x 11"", with rubricated initials, text in double column, 66 lines per column. The Catholicon, while not as famous as its old brother, the 42-line Bible, is noted for its being the first book to name its place of printing, and the first extensive work of a secular nature to be published. Compiled by Joannes Balbus, the text consists of a grammar and a dictionary of mediaeval Latin - it is the first dictionary ever printed - and treats the etymology of Latin terms in vogue during the Middle Ages. The leaf accompanying this copy is from the letter O, ""Occidentalis"" to ""Offela,"" and including the work ""oculus"" for which there is a 20-line definition.& & Goff B20; Hain-Copinger 2254*; GW 3182; BMC I, 39. "

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        Of Human Bondage

      New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1936 - First Illustrated edition, No. 709 of 751 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST. 8vo. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe. Original gray buckram. Mint copy in fine dust jacket and in the publisher's slipcase with mounted Schwabe illustration. Stott A21d [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gone with the Wind

      MacMillan Company, 1936. Hardcover. Near Fine. MacMillan Company, New York 1936. Second Printing of the First Edition. Published June 1936 on the copyright page no additional printings listed. Gray Cloth boards with blue lettering. Book Condition: Near Fine+, clean boards and spine. Tight spine, clean pages, soft shelf wear. Removed address plate at the front endpaper left minor erasures. The dust jacket is not present.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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        Thorns of Thunder

      London: Europa Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition, # 95 of 600 copies of this book of poems. Although not stated, book was published in 1936. Includes a drawing by Pablo Picasso and translations by Samuel Beckett, Man Ray and Ruthven Todd among several others. About very good with sunning to spine and offsetting to endpapers. Unclipped jacket has sunning to spine and a decent sized chip to top of spine. Tape reinforcements to spine areas only visible from verso. Despite flaws, a nice copy of a scarce book.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        Los Institutos para obreros. Abren las puertas de la Eseñanza superior a los Trabajadores españoles. Offset.

      Valencia, Lit. S. Dura Soclialzada U.G.T., C.N.T., 1936 - 114 x 82 cm, Zustand B Miisterio de Instruccion publica. 1200 gr.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Agents and Patients

      London: Duckworth,, 1936. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth spotted and faded, extremities rubbed, spine rolled, ring mark to lower board. A very good copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket with toned spine panel and a few minor nicks and splits. First edition, first impression. Rare in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Twenty-Five Poems.

      London, Dent, 1936. - First edition; 8vo; original paper covered boards and dust jacket. The author's second book of verse, like the first it emerged from the notebooks which Thomas had been writing from the age of 15. The first of his volumes to be published by Dent in an edition of 730 copies. Rolf B3. Fine in a near fine dust jacket which has minute loss to the head of the spine. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books PBFA ABA]
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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan and Co. Limited,, 1936. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine gilt, double line rule to boards in blind continued in gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Small bookseller's stamp to the front passtedown. A clean bright copy in the rubbed and slightly soiled jacked with some small chips and short tears, spine panel darkened, small stain to lower corner or the upper panel. First edition, first impression. Written in the aftermath of the great depression, Keynes's masterwork is generally regarded as probably the most influential social science treatise of the century; it quickly and permanently changed the way the world looked at the economy and the role of government in society.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mr. Tutt's case book: Being a collection of his most celebrated trials

      C. Scribner's Sons, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. 676 pp. Near fine, in very good price-clipped jacket. Mild tanning at page edges. Jacket toned on the spine, slightly at edges. Mild chipping at the head of the spine. In archival mylar wrap and presents beautifully. No markings. An exemplary copy.

      [Bookseller: Stick Figure Books (ABAA/ILAB)]
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        Turn Magic Wheel

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. First Edition. Despite the aforementioned flaws, it bears mentioning that the jacket is completely unrestored, and jacketed copies of this book in any condition are quite scarce. Powell is one of the unsung satirists of American fiction, whose work in recent years has enjoyed renewed interest. First Printing. Octavo (20cm.); light beige linen over boards, titles and design stamped in red and blue on the spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; 281pp. Slight lean, with large dampstain to left edge of rear board, extending into upper edge of textblock; about Very Good. The unclipped dustjacket has general wear, including some shallow chipping at the spine ends, a vertical crease running the length of the spine, and a few edge tears, with corresponding dampstaining and bleed-through on the rear panel; just Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Doze Desenhos De Lisboa. Alfama Por Alvaro Canelas

      S.P.N., [c.1936], [Lisbon?] - 12 beautiful monochrome prints of Lisbon, housed within the original publisher's brushed cloth, lettered folio. Each print is numbered 71/100, and signed by the artist in pencil. A fine set of prints, but for the slighest of marking to the margins of two plates. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquates]
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        Six Against the Yard

      London: Selwyn & Bount,, [1936]. In which [the six authors] Commit the Crime of Murder which Ex-Superintendent Cornish, C.I.D., is called upon to solve. Octavo. Original salmon pink cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Slight rubbing to ends and board edges, spotting to edges and early leaves, a very good copy in the jacket with faint dust-soiling to rear panel and small chips to ends and corners. First edition, first impression. Stamped on the title page in purple ink "With the Publisher's Compliments".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Memoirs of an Unconventional Soldier

      London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson Limited,, 1936. Octavo. Original red cloth, title gilt to the spine, red top-stain. Double portrait frontispiece and 7 other plates, 5 folding maps and 11 pages of diagrams at the rear. A little rubbed, the spine sunned, top-stain a touch faded and with a slight tide-mark in the rear corner, endpapers and edges mildly foxed, overall a very good copy. First edition of this far from common autobiography of the pioneer of all tank pioneers. A wonderful association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Cuthbert Headlam - in remembrance of the days in which we lived, and each in our own small way strove to do something worth doing - from JFC Fuller, 24/4/36," and with a one-page autograph letter signed from Fuller to Headlam of the same date, together with Headlam's version of their meeting in a page of pencilled notes. In it Fuller apologises for the account of given in the book of his meeting with Headlam during the War. As Fuller recalled it, he was requested to "give all the assistance [he] could to Major C. Headlam, who had been instructed to write a Tank Manual." Fuller found this strange as "thus far all notes etc., on tank tactics and training had been written by myself." Not so strange, as Headlam was at this time the British Expeditionary Force's principal doctrine writer. Headlam visited Fuller at Tank Corps HQ at Bermicourt Château "to be primed up. He stated quite frankly that he knew nothing about tanks. Then I asked him if he were a regular soldier, and as he said 'No,' I replied; 'Well, anyhow you will start without a handicap." Headlam remembered differently, as his pencilled notes included here show. When he had confessed to his lack of knowledge about tanks, Fuller had asked him how he could possibly write a manual on the subject, and in answer to his enquiry about the available literature had thrown open "a huge cupboard which went all along the wall - thus displaying endless files." To which Headlam explained that he couldn't possibly wade through "all that stuff," and requested that Fuller "sort out the files you think most important … what I want is a good brief." Headlam concludes "We parted firm friends and he sent me the files … I produced the manual which (for the time being at any rate) satisfied the tank men and the infantry commanders. Of course it was quite obvious that JF was anxious to write the manual himself, but that he was quite the wrong man to do so." In his letter Fuller apologises for appearing "disparaging," and agrees that "I ought to have mentioned the pamphlet, it was a good one, but like so many of GHQ productions came out too late to be of real use." Concluding, "What I liked about it most was that you did not see difficulties. I am always accused for overlooking the difficulties of others; but surely nine-tenths of the art of war consists in doing this." Headlam's engraved armorial bookplate to the front pastedown.

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        Test Tube Baby

      New York: Godwin, Publishers. Good. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. (no dust jacket) [ex-rental library book, marked only with stamped library name on both endpapers ("Property of Green Tree Library"), moderate external wear, front hinge a little weak, spotting/soiling to covers]. The second of three pulp novels published published by Fuller under his own name in the 1930s (he claimed in his autobiography to have written many more, under a variety of pseudonyms). The story, as Fuller explained it, has to do with a young man who had been "conceived scientifically, then brought up by his mother to be the ideal son." However, Mom wasn't counting on her grown-up boy eventually learning some additional facts of life from an amoral young lady named Peggy, "a fascinating wench who may not have eaten her spinach but certainly knew her onions." A rarity for sure, and like Fuller's first novel, "Burn, Baby, Burn!," a vivid embodiment of the future film director's pulp-fiction-tabloid-journalism sensibility. .

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        WHOSE CONSTITUTION An Inquiry Into the General Welfare

      Reynal & Hitchcock 1936 DJ darkened and lightly chipped along edges. Pages browned and with extremely light occasional dampstaining ; SIGNED by Henry A. Wallace on front free endpaper with black ink. Extremely rare! ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 336 pages

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