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      London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936 - Crown octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco, block design of the bow first designed by Eric Gill gilt to front board gilt, raised bands, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn ins, marble endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A fine copy. First UK edition, number 883 of 900 copies on japon, unsigned. The Bodley Head Ulysses established the text for the succeeding 25 years and printed as appendices the International Letter of Protest against Samuel Roth's piracy and the famous legal judgement by John M. Woolsey lifting the ban on the publishing of the book in America. Slocum and Cahoon A23. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        "Coeurs volants" Cahiers d'art. 11e année, no. 1-2. L'objet

      Paris: Editions Cahiers d'Art, 1936 The rarest of issues of Zervos' great periodical in a rather poor copy. 94 splendid plates & ills. (3 color). iv + 68 pp. Stiff paper covers. 32 x 24.5 cm. The subtitle promises (and delivers) "Objets mathématique. Objets naturels. Objets sauvages. Objets trouvés. Objets irrationnels. Objets ready made. Objets interprétés. Objets incorporés. Objets mobiles." Duchamp designed the famous cover, "Coeurs volants" with its nested hearts in vibrating red and blue especially for this issue. Among the many other artists illustrated are Man Ray (12 rich black-and-white photos in one article and many in others), Magritte, Bellmer, Giacometti, Picasso, Calder, Ernst, and Meret Oppenheim's "Fur-lined teacup," nearly a year before its startling appearance at MoMA in the show "Fantastic art, Dada, and Surrealism." **The condition of this copy leaves much to be desired. It is disbound, with the covers detached and only the top end of the spine present bearing the identification "1936 No. 1-2." The front cover is dulled, faded near the top and spine edge, and with several spots and other small defects (see photo). The rear cover is better but faded at the spine and creased diagonally at the bottom. There are a few small turned upper corners in the first few pages. The latter half has slight rippling from damp, but no pages are stuck or torn. Vanishingly and deservedly rare in any condition, and priced accordingly.**Free domestic or international shipping with direct order.

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        Lawrence of Arabia

      1936 - By Capt. Liddell Hart and Sir Ronald Storrs. One of 70numbered copies signed by the authors on Barcham Green ?Medway? paper of a total edition of 128. 4to., original half linen, brown speckled paper over boards, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Corvinus Press. Lower fore-edge corners just bumped, otherwise a fine copy, in a modern slipcase. Being speeches delivered by Liddell Hart (The Artist in War and Letters) and Storrs (Himself) given at the 56th Foyles Luncheon in June 1935, at a luncheon in memory of Lawrence justa month after his death. Loosely inserted is the rare prospectus for the lunch, for which seats could be had for 6/- [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      JL (John Lane) The Bodley Head, (London, England) 1936 - small 4to. leather, spine and front cover gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slipcase with paper label. (xiv), 88, (2) pages. First English edition (Foss A22a). Limited to 100 numbered copies, signed by the author and illustrator Robert Gibbings. Engraved frontispiece and illustrations in text by Gibbings. Dedication by James Cobb. Essays related to the "twelve months of the Dorset year." Slipcase cracked along hinges with part of the top lacking. Spine of book sunned. leather, spine and front cover gilt-stamped, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, slipcase with paper label [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The English at Home. Introduced by Raymond Mortimer.

      London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1936 - Quarto. Original laminated photographic boards, spine and front cover lettered in red, photographic endpapers. A little wear to spine ends, spine a little darkened, light scratches to front and rear covers some bumping and rubbing to extremities, slight foxing to top edge; a very good copy. 63 plates. First edition, first impression. Brandt's first book moves across social classes as well as between rural and urban milieus. "Mr. Brandt shows himself not only to be an artist but an anthropologist. He seems to have wandered about England with the detached curiosity of a man investigating the customs of some remote and unfamiliar tribe" (Raymond Mortimer, Introduction). The majority of the photographs printed in this volume appeared here for the first time. Parr & Badger I p. 138; Roth 101 p. 90. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Physiologie der Pflanzen und Thiere und Theorie der Pflanzencultur. Für Landwirthe.

      Mit 154 Abbildungen im Text und einer Falttafel. - Der Band stammt aus dem Besitz des Limnologen und Ökologen Eberhard Stengel (1936-2013) und trägt seinen eigenhändigen Namenszug auf dem Titelblatt. - Einband etwas bestoßen, Besitzvermerk auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt, innen gering fleckig, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1936. Later Printing. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, seventh printing. Signed by Robert Frost on the front free end paper, in Hartford 1937. Very Fine, with a faint scuff to the rear cover, else unusually fresh and appearing almost as new. Gilt stamping on spine and gold title label on front cover are entirely preserved and very bright. In a Near Fine dust jacket with light edge wear; fading, a few light stains and a stray ink mark to the spine. An extraordinarily nice copy, uncommon as such, and signed by the poet.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Romance of El Camino Real, With Authentic Kaloprints Attesting to the Period of Construction (1769-1830), The Period of Depletion (1835-), and Partial Preservation of the Historic California Missions

      Los Angeles, CA:: Kaloprint Corporation,, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies. 4to. 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [122] pp. Registration and Dedication Pages left blank, 2 vignettes on the title page, list of the missions by date of dedication, what follows are a series of 25 openings with descriptive text on the versos, tissue guards, and a Kaloprint image on the rectos (text facing illustration) of Father Serra, the mission buildings, manuscript documents, and Indian survivors of the missions; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped brown leather, this copy has been neatly re-backed with brown cloth that matches the leather; binding square and tight. Laid in are 3 ephemeral pieces from the Bureau, including a typed note on Bureau letterhead telling how to have an ancestor's portrait mounted on the dedication page, a small bi-fold "Value Received" which details the benefits of membership in the Bureau, and a certificate that states that Sonya Carlson Doud, is a sustaining 5-year member of the Bureau. SCARCE. Very Good. The California Landmarks and Historical Records Bureau, Inc. was incorporated in 1931 as a California non-profit organization. Its purpose was to gain legislative and public support to preserve "the romance" of California by passing laws for historic preservation, and marking of historic landmarks. It hired newspapermen Sherman Danby (who signed Sonya Doud's certificate of membership) and Frederic N. Shovey as Director and Publicity Directors, respectively. It was headquartered in Sacramento, but its Southern California Office was in the Douglas Building in Los Angeles; it began by organizing prominent women in Southern California, and then made an organizing tour of the state in 1932. One of its benefits of membership is this volume extolling the Romance of El Camino Real, with its pictures of the California Missions. The Bureau actually assumed the care of several missions, and in 1933 was able to secure Federal Assistance in reconstructing certain missions when the National Director of Work Relief and Special Projects, Jacob Baker, authorized relief labor to be used in Mission reconstruction. See: The San Bernardino Sun, September 13, 1933, page 1, and The Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 22, 1933, page 5.

      [Bookseller: John Howell for Books]
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        Black Spring

      Paris: Obelisk, 1936. 8vo (8" x 6"). 267pp. Covers loose with 2 1/2' tear between upper cover and tail of spine with 1 1/2" tear between head of spine and lower cover. First printing 250F (pencil) to free endpaper, otherwise text block tight and unmarked. Very good +.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
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        28 Etudes De Nus

      Arts et Metiers Graphiques, Paris 1936 - edition. .

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Eine wahre Geschichte Worte und Bilder von zwei Deutschen aus dem Auslande

      Franckh`sche Verlagshandlung 1936 großformatiger OKart. (ca. A4), 16 unpaginierte Blätter, mit vielen farbigen Illustrationen (von Poldi Mühlmann), Sütterlinschrift 32 Extrem selten ! Die Lebensgeschichte Adolf Hitlers nacherzählt im Schulbuchstil Zustand: befriedigender Zustand Versand D: 5,00 EUR NSDAP, Geschichte, Nationalsozialismus, NS, RJF - Reichsjugendführer, BDM, Baldur v. Schirach, Reichsjugendführung, HJ, NS-Kinderbuch, Kinderfibel, Fibel

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        Two Years Before the Mast

      New York: Random House,, 1936. A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Octavo (235 x 150 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary black crushed morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct, raised bands to spine with gilt tooling and gilt motifs of a ship to compartments, triple gilt fillet enclosing single gilt fillet to covers with gilt nautical motifs, gilt centrepiece of a ship within 2 concentric gilt ovals to front cover, gilt rule to edge of covers, gilt roll-tooled turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers, gilt edges. 14 black and white illustrations. A fine copy. One of 1000 copies printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for Random House, in an exquisite binding.

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        Olympia 1936. Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin und Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

      - Herausgeben Vom, Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, 1936. Due volumi in 4to grande (cm. 31,5); tela originale blu stampata in nero ed oro; pp. (2), 127 + una grande tavola più volte ripiegata a colori; (2), 165, (3). Le immagini fotografiche sono applicate nei rispettivi spazi del libro con precise didascalie. PRIMA edizione di questa importante pubblicazione per completezza fotografica che documenta le Olimpiadi del 1936. Ottima copia. Axs

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        Aktgemälde einer jungen Frau mit nackten Brüsten, Öl auf Platte, unsigniert. Verso bezeichnet mit teils unleserlichem Aussstellungshinweis *Hamburg, Juli 1936 *.

      Bildmaß 70,5 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird eine nackte Frau: Mit einer Hand bedeckt sie sich ihre linke Brust. Leider unsigniert, unten rechts mit 1936 datiert. Das Gemälde mit geringen Farbabplatzungen insgesamt aber gut erhalten. ( Lagerort KG ) ( Bitte beachten: Beim Versand ggf. erhöhte Portokosten Sperrgut - please notice: Higher shipment-costs ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage further pics at request ).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Aktgemälde einer jungen Frau mit nackten Brüsten, Öl auf Platte, unsigniert. Verso bezeichnet mit teils unleserlichem Aussstellungshinweis *Hamburg, Juli 1936 *.

      1936 - Bildmaß 70,5 x 60 cm ( Höhe x Breite ). Gezeigt wird eine nackte Frau: Mit einer Hand bedeckt sie sich ihre linke Brust. Leider unsigniert, unten rechts mit 1936 datiert. Das Gemälde mit geringen Farbabplatzungen – insgesamt aber gut erhalten. ( Lagerort KG ) ( Bitte beachten: Beim Versand ggf. erhöhte Portokosten Sperrgut - please notice: Higher shipment-costs ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ).

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      St James' Club nd but c. July 1936 - One page of club notepaper, to S.P.B. Mais, author and journalist, thanking Mais for his congratulations on receiving the Hawthornden Prize of Edmund Campion, "I made no bones about my delight.", commenting on Mais connection to the Petres, "Of course I know their history well + have met several of them", and agreeing to sign Mais's copies of Campion and Handful of Dust. S.P.B.Mais had been Alec Waugh's influential English master at Sherborne. It is believed that Mais encouraged Alec to publish his controversial novel The Loom of Youth, in which the character of Ferrers is based on Mais. Two years later Mais's own novel, Interlude, also published by Chapman & Hall, so closely detailed life at Sherborne, that Mais was forced to resign as a master.

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        Crusader Castles. I. The Thesis, II. The Letters

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1936 - First Edition. No. 562 of 1000 copies on British mould-made paper. Illustrated with photographs and facsimiles; folder with two folded maps laid in envelope at back. 2 vols. 4to (250 x 190mm). O'Brien A188, A189; Chanticleer 112 Bound in original Russet red morocco, spines gilt, t.e.g., rest uncut, bound by Snagorski & Sutcliffe with their "S. & S." stamp. Fine Illustrated with photographs and facsimiles; folder with two folded maps laid in envelope at back. 2 vols. 4to (250 x 190mm) First Edition. No. 562 of 1000 copies on British mould-made paper. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        PORT OF CALL. Love and Murder in Algeria.

      London: Philip Allan. 1936. First edition, first printing. First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm, the contents spotted to the text block edge otherwise clean and bright throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked with a couple of short closed tears and a publisher's reduced price label to the spine. Correctly priced 3/6net to the spine. Scarce. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1936 - 1936 Original Hardback Wisden, Ex library

      1936. Hi, We recently purchased the Wisdens from the Bolton Library and were pleasently surprised by their condition, they are Ex-Library and have stamps etc to them but they are priced very low so a great way to buy a cheap hardback that may be better than you think. This lot is a 1936 Original Hardback Wisden in Good+ Condition, This Wisden is a very good book for an ex library, 1933-37 are never great but the gilts are better than most on this book. The boards are a touch dark but the hinges are very good. Photoplate is excellent. The library factor are : Circle to the spine cloth, stamp to pastedown and a couple of pages, stamp to page block and a white square fixed to the last page. Not too bad. Nicely priced.

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        Language, Truth & Logic (First Issue : Signed By the Author)

      The First UK printing published by Gollancz in 1936. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Light pushing at the spine ends with mild bumping to the corners. The gilt titling remains bright. Mild age related markings to the boards. Light toning to the text block and page edges with some spotting to the prelims and rear end papers. Free from inscriptions. The front blank end paper has been pasted down to the front pastedown (publishing fault) with resultant exposure of the webbing to the half title page. The binding remains tight. Page 241 has some neat penned underlining and one margin annotation (Unknown hand). No dustjacket. The book has been Signed by the author to the half title page : 'With the author's compliments, A.J.A.'. The author's first book and one of only 500 copies. One of the most important philosophy books of the 20th century, championing the cause of logical positivism and science. Extremely scarce with such attributes. Collectible. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB]
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        Letters from T.E. Shaw to Viscount Carlow

      [Corvinus Press 1936 - No. 11 of 17 copies (this copy on Milbourn hand made paper). 15 unnumbered leaves. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation to Eric Kennington. Inscribed to artist Eric Kennington: "EK from Carlow"Only 17 copies were printed on a variety of paper stocks, for private distribution only.RARE. O'Brien A193 Full white vellum with yapp edges, upper cover titled in gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Liddell Hart bookplate 15 unnumbered leaves. 1 vols. 8vo No. 11 of 17 copies (this copy on Milbourn hand made paper). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Entre centre et absence

      - Henri Matarasso, Paris 1936, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 300 copie numerate su pergamena, un pareggio con 15 5 Cina e Giappone. autografo Firmato di Henri Matarasso: "Alla salute di Madame Bele". Libro illustrato con un frontespizio e 7 disegni di Henri Michaux. . - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 300 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, seul tirage avec 5 Chine et 15 Japon. Envoi autographe signé d'Henri Matarasso : "A la santé de madame Belé". Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice et de 7 dessins d'Henri Michaux. .

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        English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

      Printed for presentation to the members of the Roxburghe Club 1936 - xix, [88] pp., 4to, quarter morocco (original Roxburghe binding), gilt title, plum paper sides. A facsimile of a unique copy of the fourth edition (1811) of Byron's satirical poem which included numerous previously unpublished annotations in his hand. Examples are these opening comments: "The binding of this volume [English Bards] is considerably too valuable for the contents. Nothing but the consideration of its being the property of another prevents me from consigning this miserable record of misplaced anger and indiscriminate acrimony to the flames." Presented by publisher John Murray V. With the signature of Lord Harlech on the front flyleaf. Scarce. Upper cover shows uneven sunning, interior fine; overall, a very good copy. Barker 199. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Ong Books]
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        Geschichte der Totentänze. - A haláltáncok története. (= Bibliotheca humanitatis historica a Museo Nationali Hungarico digesta, Bde. I, V u. VII). 3 Bände.

      Budapest, Magyar Történeti Muzeum, 1936-44. 4°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs. Abbildungen auf 122 Tafeln, 2 gefalt. Tabellen u. einigen Textabbildungen. 4 Bll., 342 S., 2 Bll.; 203 (1), XXI S., 1 Bl.; 269 S., 1 Bl., HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentiteln u. eingeb. OUmschlägen. Erstausgabe. - Bd. 1 „Anfänge der Darstellungen des Vergänglichkeitsproblems“ (mit 8 Tafeln); Bd. 2 „Danse macabre. Einleitung: Die Todesdidaktik der Vortotentanzzeit“ (mit 27 Tafeln); Bd. 3 „Der Totentanz von heute“ (mit 87 Tafeln). - Die erste Lage des letzten Bandes gelöst. Textteil schwach gebräunt. - Schönes Exemplar des besten neueren Werkes zur Geschichte der Totentanzdarstellung. - Versand D: 9,80 EUR Kozáky, Geschichte der Totentänze. - A haláltáncok története, Bibliotheca humanitatis historica a Museo Nationali Hungarico digesta, Totentanz, Danse macabre

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        Song Without Words

      New York: Random House, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition. Copy #127 of a limited edition of 1250, signed by Lynd Ward. Very Good, with light rubbing to copper covers, browning to vellum spine and to endsheets at gutters and edges from binder's glue. In a Good slipcase with toning, soiling, rubbing to gold stripe and a short split started at one joint. Signed by the author.

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        Le Jardin des caresses.

      May [-June], 1936 - An autograph copy of a classic text of French orientalism, made by the author for his wife and inscribed 'À Etelka, ma femme bien-aimée, qui est pour moi toute la splendour du monde et toute la poësie. Franz Toussaint. Mai 1936.'Le Jardin des caresses. Traduit de l'arabe, consisting of Toussaint's interpretation of Moorish poems, partly anonymous, written in tenth-century Spain, first appeared serially in the Mercure de France and Revue de Paris in 1909-1911, then published together in 1911 and reprinted and translated in numerous editions throughout the twentieth century (the Golden Cockerel Press printed an English edition in 1934). Its numerous short stanzas, whose titles include: 'Les Seins, les yeux, et la chevelure', 'Les oiseaux de la mosquée', 'La Sultane de l'amour', 'Al Maghreb', 'Les Sorciers', 'L'Astronome' and 'La Volupueuse'proved especially suitable for musical settings and so the work also found huge popularity in song. Toussaint is an interesting figure, both a respected scholarly translator of Arabic and other eastern languages, and a director of silent films, the best-known of which is Inch'Allah of 1922. This appealing little manuscript was evidently made by the author as a gift for his second wife, Turkish-born Adelaïde Etelca Stefania Braggiotti, who he married in 1925. Autograph manuscript on paper, square 8vo, (115 × 105 mm), pp. [140], plus several blanks at rear, paper watermarked in Arabic. Text in French, chapter divisions in the form of a calligraphic leaf, a few corrections on pasted overslips, signed three times by the author. Original wallet style goatskin, painted and gilt in Moorish style, purple and white head and tail bands, gold endpapers, further green endpapers (two with the author's monogrammed stamp). Spine slightly rubbed. Two endpapers loose. Original case. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Mollo Reference Collection of Scrap Albums of Military Uniforms and Costumes, and Historical Picture File of Tanks and other Military Vehicles. 66 vols containing about 9250 images

      - This collection was formed by Major Boris Mollo, TD, (1936-2015), military author and historian. His two brothers, John and Andrew, are also military authors. John Mollo is an authority on military uniforms and was an advisor for the film 'The Charge of The Light Brigade' (1966). He became a costume designer and is credited on numerous famous films. He was awarded an Oscar for Best Costume Design for both 'Star Wars' (1977) and 'Ghandi' (1982). It is likely he helped compile the Collection and also referred to it during his work as a costume designer and military film consultant. Most of the leaves in the albums have 'Mollo Collection' blind-stamped in the corner. The Collection includes: MILITARY UNIFORM PHOTOGRAPHS, 27 red folio vols containing approximately 2750 black and white photographs of uniforms. MILITARY COSTUME PHOTOGRAPHS, 18 red quarto ring binders containing approximately 2500 photographs and pictures of officers and military uniforms including shakos, sabretaches, belts, pouches, helmets, epaulettes, etc. Included are Infantry of the Line, Light Dragoons, Lancers, Hussars, Household Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry, and photographs of all the plates in the very rare The Gentleman Volunteer's Pocket Book, circa 1751. Most of the photographs are in black and white and are of professional quality. There are also numerous colour pictures culled from magazines, cigarette cards and other sources. MILITARY SCRAPBOOKS, 21 folio green ring binders containing approximately 4000 pictures, mainly from magazines, but including cards and photographs. All vols have a silver star with 'Historical Research Unit' on the spine, and 'Historical Picture File' in gilt on the front cover. 9 vols are on tanks and other military vehicles, the other vols being on the infantry, cavalry and yeomanry. IN ALL 66 VOLS CONTAINING AROUND 9250 IMAGES. A unique collection which must have taken many hundreds of hours and many years to compile. It is difficult to do the Collection justice in a brief description. Further information can be supplied on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1936. First edition of the economist's masterpiece. Octavo, finely bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. In fine condition, small stamps to the copyright page. 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 and The Times Literary Supplement 100 greatest books of the twentieth century.

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        Drinks: How to Make and Serve Them

      New York: David McKay Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Near Fine, lacking dust jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corners. Pages toned, with light thumbing, faint spotting to edge of front free end paper. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        [20 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED from H.L. Mencken to [Arnold Francis Gates] Gates (1914-1993), each dated and signed on Mencken's distinctive horizontal half sheet letterhead, typed on one side only. Baltimore: July 3, 1936 to September 4, 1942.].

      Baltimore,: 1936-42., 1936. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (each). Gates was an Abraham Lincoln enthusiast, poet, author, and became a scholar of Civil War and Lincoln history. He was an officer of the New York City Civil War Round Table. These letters are all addressed to Arnold Gates and cover a variety of subjects. The tone is friendly, but terse. Both followed and perhaps donated to a prisoner named Joseph Russell, who was first a robber and then a forger and plagiarist. Mencken and Gates occasionally are light-hearted, such as M's thoughts on persons born in September (including himself, naturally). He declines membership to the Roughriders Club "I have a set rule against joining anything." One letter addresses the abdication of Edward VIII. Another makes disparaging remarks about Gertrude Stein and T.S. Eliot. "H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), journalist, author and critic, worked as a reporter and drama critic for the Baltimore Morning Herald from 1899 to 1906. From 1906 to the end of his working career he was at the Baltimore Evening Sun where he wrote the column "Free Lance" in which he expressed his views on literature, politics and society. He was book review editor for the magazine Smart Set from 1908 to 1924 when he started a new magazine, American Mercury, a journal of sociology and politics. He retired from American Mercury in 1933 and concentrated on writing for the Baltimore Sun and encouraging young literary talent. He also wrote books and articles including his classic, The American Language, which he first published in 1918 and continued revising until 1948." - NYPL. See: S. T. Joshi, H.L. Mencken: An Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 2009. Full description available on request.

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        Voyages of a Modern Viking

      George Routledge & Sons, 1936. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1936. 216 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Inscription, signed from 'The Author,' on dedication page. Dedicated to Commander Hawkridge. Front endpaper split from spine along bottom half. Right half of Arctic map detached but present. Pages and plates are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some creased corners and foxing throughout. Light soiling to endpapers. Some internal hinge cracking, pages remain tightly bound. Rub wear and sunning to spine and edges. Boards are mildly rub worn, with some light shelf wear to spine, edges and corners, corners are bumped and cloth is split to corners and spine ends. Slight crushing to spine ends.

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        Letters from T.E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers. WITH: More Letters from T.E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers

      Press of William Edwin Rudge, [New York & New Fairfield, Ct.] 1936 - First editions. The first is one of 200 copies. The second is one of 300 copies and is signed by Bruce Rogers. Printed in Italic. 44 leaves for first and 22 leaves the second. 2 vols. 8vo. With letter from A.W. Lawrence. The first volume tells Lawrence's and BR's collaboration on the printing of Lawrence's translation Homer's The Odyssey. The second volume is 13 letters which are a supplement to the earlier 40 letters and deals with the proposed setting up of a press at Cloud's Hill and his work on The Mint.The second volume includes an autograph letter, signed from A.W. Lawrence, dated 5 February 1937:Dear B.-G.Forster has given up the editing of the letters (another job for me, I fear, or mostly for me) & in the stuff her handed over I found the enclosed of yours. The book is one of a batch sent to me by Bruce Rogers to give to T.E.'s friends. They are expensive toys & he'd probably like to be thanked. The address is New Fairfield, Conn., U.S.A.I've got to be in Cambridge for most of the next month. After that I'd like to pull you out for a drink & generally relax.YoursA.W. LawrenceThe enclosure mentioned is not present. The recipient is W.E.G. Beauforte-Greenwood who was Flight Lieutenant on the RAF200 with Aircraftman Shaw and a regular correspondent. B.-G. also contributed to T.E. Lawrence by His Friends (1938). In the end, David Garnett edited the Letters, also published in 1938. O'Brien A 160 & A 165; for Beauforte-Greenwood, cf. O'Brien G2086 and Boats for the R.A.F. (2012) Brown linen, spines titled in gilt, second title in plain dust wrapper. Near fine Printed in Italic. 44 leaves for first and 22 leaves the second. 2 vols. 8vo First editions. The first is one of 200 copies. The second is one of 300 copies and is signed by Bruce Rogers. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A note on the Entscheidungsproblem; Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation I.

      Fine. FIRST EDITIONS IN RARE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF TWO LANDMARKS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE: Alonzo Church's solution to the "Halting Problem", proving that an algorithm could not be created to solve every mathematical problem, and Emil Post's description of a logic automaton very similar to Turing's computational machine. On "A note on the Entscheidungsproblem": In 1936, working independently, Alan Turing in his landmark "On Computable Numbers", and Alonzo Church in "A Note on the Entscheidungsproblem", offered solutions to the famous "Halting Problem" (or "Entscheidungsproblem"), the much debated challenge to symbolic logic to discover whether or not any mathematical problem could potentially be solved by an algorithm. Turing and Church both "showed that in general this problem has no solution, proving that no consistent formal system of arithmetic is decidable. This result and others notably the mathematician-logician Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems ended the dream of a system that could banish ignorance from mathematics forever... "An important argument of Turing's and Church's was that the class of lambda-definable functions (functions on the positive integers whose values can be calculated by a process of repeated substitution) coincides with the class of all functions that are effectively calculable or computable. This claim is now known as Church's thesis or as the Church-Turing thesis when stated in the form that any effectively calculable function can be calculated by a universal Turing machine, a type of abstract computer that Turing had introduced in the course of his proof. Turing showed in 1936 that the two formulations of the thesis are equivalent by proving that the lambda-definable functions and the functions that can be calculated by a universal Turing machine are identical." Although Church published his findings first, "in a review of Turing's work [not included in this collection], Church acknowledged the superiority of Turing's formulation of the thesis over his own, saying that the concept of computability by a Turing machine 'has the advantage of making the identification with effectiveness evident immediately.'" (Britannica). On Post's "Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation 1": "Post's first publication in logic after a fifteen year gap was Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation I, a short paper in which he describes a computational model very similar to that of the Turing machine. Turing's article was received for publication on May 28 1936, while Post's was received October 7 1936; a footnote to Post's article by the editor, Alonzo Church, informs the reader that 'the present article, however, although bearing a later date, was written entirely independently of Turing's.' Post, on the other hand, unlike Turing, had the advantage of having read Church [1936], while Turing's logical influences seem to have been confined to the incompleteness results of Gödel [1931], the Cambridge lectures of Max Newman and the textbook [Hilbert and Ackermann, 1928]. "Unlike Turing, Post does not use the word 'machine,' but instead speaks of a 'problem solver or worker' (however, the term 'Post machine' [Uspensky, 1983] is now standard terminology for the model). The analogue of a Turing machine's 'tape' is provided by a 'symbol space' consisting of a two way infinite sequence of spaces or boxes, each of which is either empty or unmarked... "The worker is assumed to be performing the following primitive acts: (a) Marking the box he is in (assumed empty), (b) Erasing the mark in the box he is in (assumed marked), (c) Moving to the box on his right, (d) Moving to the box on his left, (e) Determining whether the box he is in, is or is not marked. "The set of directions for the worker consists of a sequence of numbered instructions, each instruction having one of the following forms: (A) Perform operation (a), (b), (c) or (d) and then follow direction j, (B) Perform operation (e) and according as the answer is yes or no correspondingly follow direction number i or direction number j, (C) Stop. "One box is to be singled out and called the starting point. A problem is given in symbolic form by a finite number of boxes being marked with a stroke, and the output is given in the same form. With these conventions, a set of instructions serves to define a computable function, where the positive integer n is symbolized by a sequence of n consecutive marked boxes. "Post conjectures (correctly) but does not prove that his formulation is equivalent to Church's definition of computable functions. His formulation is strikingly similar to Turing's earlier definition, though Turing's notion of machine configurations or 'm-configurations' does not appear in Post's development. This role is played by the numbers assigned to the instructions in Post's sets of directions. Although Turing's notion of computing machine, rather than Post's, has become the standard model in theoretical computer science, Post's formulation is a little more like standard machine code (since programs typically do consist of numbered instructions). To put the matter in computer science terms: Post shows that a computer that can only perform the primitive acts of reading, writing, moving and following jump instructions conditional on a zero test is a universal computational model. "Post evidently had plans to continue in a series of articles on the topic (as appears in the title of his paper) showing how "Formulation 1" could be extended to broader computational models" but never completed the project. (Alasdair Urquhart, Emil Post). IN: Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.40-41 [Church]; Vol 1, No. 3, pp. 103-105 [Post]. Meenasha, Wisconsin: The Association for Symbolic Logic, March and September 1936. A little toning to spines. FINE COPIES. WITH: Vol. 1, No. 2 and Vol. 1, No. 4. and "Highlights of the History of Lambda Calculus" by J. Barkley Rosser (Church's student during the writing of the paper) in Volume 6 of Annals of the History of Computing, Issue 4.

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        Meet Yourself As You Really Are.

      London: Faber and Faber, [1936] - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title to spine in yellow, mirror design stamped in silver to spine. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket, slight wear to edges, 3 small tape repairs to top edge. First edition, first impression, with a stunning example of the very scarce mirrored dust jacket, of this sub-Freudian choose-your-own-adventure book in which readers jump from question to question to discover their ultimate character. Rare in a jacket, which is decorated with a reflective mirror design on the front panel, this copy also contains the publisher's promotional postcard laid-in. William Gerhardi (1895-1977) was an acclaimed poet and novelist of the 1920s. Prince Leopold Loewenstein (1903-1974) was a German aristocrat-cum-novelist and father to Prince Rupert Loewenstein, financial manager of the Rolling Stones. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1936 - Cette suite était vendue à part pour servir de complément à : DE PHRYNÉ A ABÉLARD. [Paris, À l'Emblème du Secrétaire, 1936] 6 gravures au trait rehaussées à l'aquarelle au pochoir de format 26 x 20 cm. Papier légèrement teinté (Vidalon). Coloris très frais. Collection complète. "Une suite en couleur de six dessins a été éditée mais n'a pas été distribuée avec le livre." (site Albert Dubout). Cette suite érotique, d'une puissance et d'une inventivité incroyable (on y retrouve les fantasmes d'Albert Dubout tant ceux liés à l'homosexualité masculine qu'aux perversions les plus croquignolesques), est très rare et a du être tirée à quelques exemplaires seulement. Le tirage total de l'ouvrage était de 500 exemplaires dont seuls les 30 premiers exemplaires possédaient une suite en noir au trait. On peut supposer que cette suite érotique débridée livrée à part (pour des raisons évidentes de censure) était prévue pour les exemplaires de tête (30 ex. ?). C'est seulement la deuxième fois que nous la voyons en 25 ans de librairie. NB : il s'agit de gravures en noir au trait rehaussées au pochoir à l'aquarelle. Très rare.

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        Peer Gynt

      London: George G. Harrap & Co, 1936. Book. Illus. by Arthur Rackham. Very Good. Hardcover. First (British) Printing of this Edition. --- Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.--------From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp his translation is an improvement over former ones because he refused the temptation of retaining the rhymed verse of the original. He has instead chose unrhymed verse in Ibsen's original meter in an attempt to capture the literal meaning.---- Publisher's gilt-pictorial burnt-orange cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and emblem on front with gilt spine titles; brown and white illustrated endpapers; Bindings square and firm. Text clean and bright. Light shelf wear a touch of rub corners and lower spine tip. Scarce pictorial dust jacket, price-clipped, minor edgewear, slightly shorter than volume. Protected in Mylar sleeve. 10 inches tall. 256 pages. ---- .

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        Gone with the Wind

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page. Fine, in a Near Fine first issue dust jacket with Gone with the Wind placed in the second column of books listed on the rear panel; $3.00 price intact on bottom corner of front flap, top corner clipped. Cloth is sharp and bright. Dust jacket shows light edge wear along the top edge, with light chipping to the front and rear panels; light rubbing at folds; light dimpling to spine; rear panel lightly rubbed. A remarkably well preserved copy, in a stunning dust jacket. Housed in a custom folding case.

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