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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]

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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]

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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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        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.

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

      Gollancz 1936 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ashton Rare Books ABA : PBFA : ILAB]
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        PEER GYNT [Signed]

      George G. Harrap, London 1936 - Quarto; VG; Ivory leather boards; Gilt lettering to spine and boards with gilt illustration on front; Some bowing to boards, as is typical; Light wear to the edges and corners, rubbing; Binding secure; Light toning to the edges of the text block, interior clean; All illustrations clear; Book has been SIGNED by Rackham on the limitations page and is numbered 459 of an edition of 460. LP consignment, shelved case 12. Full-priced Rockville. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        We The Living

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. 570 p. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by Ayn Rand, inscribed to previous owner, author Morty R. Lefkoe, one of Rand's disciples who would go on to found the Lefkoe Institute. Very Good. Toning to spine. Small circular stain at top edge of first ten pages. A lovely association copy of the author's first book, of which only 3,000 were printed.

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        A Bird's-Eye View of Peiping and Environs. 北平城郊鸟瞰图

      Peiping. The Peiping Chronicle. 10-1- 1936. Color pictorial map, 28 3/4 x 41 3/4 inches on sheet size 36 x 44 inches. Short splits at two fold ends (left hand side) and one longer split at right fold end, just to neat line; separations at three fold intersections, one approx. 1 1/2 inches long with tiny paper loss. Light creasing to a couple of areas, but image is clean and bright and in very good condition. An extraordinary, richly colored bird's eye view style map of the Chinese capital Beijing. WorldCat records the illustrator as [by Wen-Chih Wang], from the envelope (which this copy lacks) 218 places of interest are noted in English and Chinese text beneath the map.

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        Reichsparteitag der Ehre

      Diessen, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1936, Ganzleineneinband, Großformat, 61 Seiten, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Einband berieben und fingerfleckig, Zustand 2-3 (P72) (P72)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        Eyeless in Gaza

      London: Chatto and Windus, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. First edition, limited. Copy #42 of a limited 200 copies, signed by the author. Very Good, with spine cloth lightly marked, light rubbing to edges of boards, bookseller ticket to front paste down, pages heavily foxed and some rather roughly opened. Signed.

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        Gone With the Wind.

      New York: Macmillan Company,, 1936. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles and decoration to front board and spine in dark blue, top edge pale brown, others untrimmed. Spine and edges of covers very slightly toned, a hint of rubbing to extremities. An excellent copy. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Margaret Mitchell. Atlanta, GA. October 15, 1936". This copy was signed a few months after publication, upon request from the book's owner. Laid-in to the book is a letter from the publishers, arranging delivery of the book and explaining that Mitchell had been unable to grant the request earlier due to problems with her eyesight.

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        The Mediterranean and Other Poems

      The Alcestis Press, 170 Broadway, New York 1936 - First edition, #59 of 165 signed copies on Strathmore Permanent all rag paper. 57 pp. 8vo. WITH SLIPCASE. Rare in original slipcase. Green printed wrappers. Fine, small chip at head of spine, with a damaged original green paper over boards slipcase First edition, #59 of 165 signed copies on Strathmore Permanent all rag paper. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Swords of Mars

      Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Tarzana, CA 1936 - Hardcover with original dust jacket, stated first edition. Boards are original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. Book itself is near fine. Cloth coors are bright with only minor toning, only flaw is a small ding on the back board, lower edge. Interior is clean and handwriting free. No bookplates. Pages lightly toned. No torn or loose pages, no hinge cracks - a nice square edition with good corners. All illustrations verified. The dust jacket is not so nice. Price is clipped on front flap. Someone reinforced the back of the DJ with masking tape and over the decades the glue has bled through. Some of the clear plastic covering of the DJ has de-laminated and chipped off and there's a large chunk missing from the front. See photos. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shanghai: High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lights

      The Tridon Press 1936 - Book has wear to the corners with a tiny bit of exposed board. the edges a few rubbed/worn spots. A little soiling to the boards. Two-three leaves of the book have closed tears. No marks. Binding is sound. Stated first edition, April, 1936. 52 Pages. Very rare first edition. "First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid-1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife--particularly the sex and sin--of the city. This is a hilarious and unique history of a covert Shanghai. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Weltgeschichte . Von der Urzeit bis zur Gegenwart

      Dr. Ernst Gombrich: Weltgeschichte. von der Urzeit bis zur Gegenwart. Mit einundsiebzig Bildern und Kartenskizzen von Franz Katzer (1936) 302pp., Erstausgabe, illustr. Olwd mit Rücken- und Deckeltitel im illustrierten Originalumschlag Steyrermühl-Verlag, Wien-Leipzig. "Wissenschaft für Kinder", Bücher des lebendigen Wissens. Erste Ausgabe des Klassikers von einem der bedeutendsten Kunsthistoriker verfasst das Buch wurde sehr schnell ein Erfolg und wurde auch in fünf Sprachen übersetzt kurze Zeit später aber wegen seiner pazifistischen Gesinnung von den Nationalsozialisten verboten. Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Verfassers "Weihnachten 1935..." Beiliegend ein Brief von Gombrich von der Hand seiner Frau Ilse vom 12.09.2000 an einen österr. Sammler, in dem die Echtheit der Widmung bestätigt wird, auch dieser Brief von Gombrich signiert. In sehr guter Erhaltung!

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        MAP AND HISTORY OF PEIPING

      1936. DORN, Frank. A MAP AND HISTORY OF PEIPING, formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms, and kingdoms since 1121 B.C. [...] Tientsin-Peiping [China]: Peiyang Press, 1936. Later issue, with a Nazi flag in the legation district. A large, illustrated, color map, 81.6 x 70.6 cm ( 32 1/4 by 27 _ in.) on an 86.8 x 76 cm (34 by 30 in.) sheet that folds to 17.7 x 12.7 cm (7 by 5 in.). Originally issued with a booklet and paper slipcase, neither of which is present here. The full title of this map, which appears in a cartouche at the center of the lower edge, gives the scope of its ambition: "A map and history of Peiping; formerly known as Peking; capital of provinces, princedoms, and kingdoms since 1121 B.C.; in 1264 A.D. the capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublai Khan; made the capital of the Ming Empire and built as it is today by Yung Lo in 1421; continued as the capital of the Chinese Empire through the Ming and Ching Dynasties; and now a city which will live long in the memory of man as one of the greatest the world has ever known. Completed on this fifth day of February in the year of our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-six." Although its ambition is tempered with great style and amusement. It is vivid pictorial map of Beijing in 1936, then called Peiping (as it was from 1928-1937), drawn in a lively, dense, cartoon style that is reminiscent of the work of cartographer Jo Mora (1876-1947), an influence on and friend of its creator Frank Dorn. The map shows the city, its surroundings, and its residents: the square Inner City, which includes the Forbidden City and the Legation Quarter, above the rectangular Outer City, is at the center. The main thoroughfares are marked and small illustrations of historical landmarks and cultural attractions fill the spaces between. Any remaining spaces are filled with vignettes of Beijing life: people walking, a beggar, carpenters, food stands on the street, motorists, bicyclists, rickshaw pullers, camel caravans, etc. In the gated Legation Quarter, where almost all European, American and Japanese diplomats, businessmen, journalists, and wealthy expatriates lived, there are nine small white rectangles with the names of hotels, clubs, and shops that would have been of interest to Western tourists. The full names and addresses of these business are listed on the verso of the map under the heading "Advertisers."

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        MARCH AND DEMONSTRATE AGAINST POGROMS ON JEWS IN POLAND

      New York: People's Committee Against Pogroms In Poland(1936). 1st Edition. 8 1/2 X 11 1/2 inch handbill flyer. In both Yiddish and English advertising a "March and Demonstrate Against Pogroms on Jews in Poland! Saturday, April 25th, 10 A. M. ASSEMBLE at COLUMBUS CIRCLE, 59th Street and Broadway, New York. MARCH to the POLISH CONSULATE, 151 East 67th Street, New York. " The march took place about a month after the The Przytyk Pogrom, which "occurred against the Jewish community in Przytyk, Radom County, Kielce Voivodeship, in central Poland on March 9, 1936. In the opinion of Jewish historian Emanuel Melzer of Tel Aviv University, it was the most notorious incident of antisemitic violence in Poland in the interwar period, and attracted worldwide attention... it was one of the series of pogroms that occurred in Poland during the years immediately before the outbreak of World War II. " (Wikipedia, 2017) Some minor edgewear and few small tears but no text effected and overall in very good- condition. (AMR-52-12)

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        Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte. Zentrale politische und kulturelle Zeitschrift der NSDAP / Heft 72 to Heft 81. March to December 1936. 7. Jahrgang

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP, München, Germany 1936 - Pages: [6], 203 to 1160, [4] pages. All the issues with their wrappers are bound in one solid sturdy hardcover with gilt lettering on spine. With many illustrations, both black and white and in color. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Crusader Castles, edited by A.W. Lawrence.

      London The Golden Cockerel Press 1936 - First edition, number 24 of 1,000 copies, 2 volumes, 4to., titles printed in red, collotype frontispiece in volume 2, collotype and line facsimiles, illustrations, maps and plans after Lawrence in the text, many full-page, some colour-printed. 2 folding maps after H. Pirie-Gordon contained in a loosely-inserted envelope, original red crushed half morocco over cloth by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, extremities lightly rubbed, cloth lightly marked. The classic text on Crusader castles and their relation to the military architecture of the West, written by T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) while still an undergraduate at Oxford in 1910. At the end of the nineteenth century, it was generally assumed that these castles were the prototype for the massive buildings erected in Northern France and England in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Lawrence opposed this view: unlike most earlier writers on the subject, he was already familiar with castles in England, Wales, France and Syria as a result of a series of expeditions made on bicycle or foot, culminating in 1909 in a three-and-a-half month walking tour of the Levant. Although his thesis was to guarantee him a first-class degree in Modern History, its impact on scholarship was slower to take effect. The typescript remained virtually unknown until 1936, a year after the author's death, when it appeared in the present limited edition. O'Brien A188 & A189. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HORROR ON THE ASTEROID AND OTHER TALES OF PLANETARY HORROR

      London: Philip Allan, 1936.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-256, original green cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. One of three variant bindings, priority, if any, not known. Signed inscription by Hamilton on the front free endpaper to Dirce Archer. The author's first book, preceded by a mimeographed booklet printing a short story. One of the earliest single author pulp SF story collections, collecting fiction from WEIRD TALES and SF specialty pulps of the late 1920s and early 1930s. This was also one of the titles in the publisher's Creeps series -- and an interesting sign of how "science fiction" and "horror" had not yet bifurcated into separate genres. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-38; (1987) 2-41; (1995) 2-50; and (2004) II-487. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 999 ("Monster-God of Mamurth"). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 103-04. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1939-43. Bleiler (1978), p. 92. Reginald 06702. A couple of mild spots to cloth, text paper a bit tanned, a very good copy. (#152818)

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        La Puce de Madame des Roches -

      Les Bibliophiles du Palais 1936 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-8. 65 pp. Reliure demi-maroquin corail à coins. Dos à nerfs. Tête dorée. Couverture et dos conservés. Reliure signée Manuel GÉRARD. Typographie en deux couleurs de Louis Jou et 16 eaux-fortes en noir dans le texte de Jean-Émile LABOUREUR, dont la couverture, 5 titres, 5 grandes têtes de chapitre, 3 culs-de-lampe, une pour la justification et une pour la table. Très bel état. TIRAGE LIMITÉ à 200 exemplaires seulement réservés aux Bibliophiles du Palais (dont la liste est présente in-fine), sur vélin de Rives. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE NEW ADVENTURES OF RUPERT (RUPERT ANNUAL, 1936)

      LONDON: Daily Express, 1936. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. BESTALL, ALFRED E. 1936: Original book, lacking dustwrapper. Book lightly rubbed, boards clean. Neat colouring on pages 37, 38,142. Page 43, corner missing approx 1" sq. Small edge tears throughout the book and some minor spots to a few leaves. Belongs to box NOT filled in. GOOD TO VERY GOOD.

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        GONE WITH THE WIND

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing). This is the desirable first state of the first printing of Mitchell's perennially popular epic romance, the best-known American novel of the 20th century. The sweeping saga of the South before and after the Civil War won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, spawned a classic, Oscar-winning film, and reappeared on the New York Times bestseller list twice after publication, in 1986 and 1991. According to ANB, "in all probability it is the most popular and widely read novel in the world and the most famous novel in the English language." Our copy was once owned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Monk Saunders (1897-1940), who wrote the script for the first Best Picture winner ("Wings," 1927) and won an Oscar for Best Story for 1930's "Dawn Patrol." Our copy is also intended to be attractively priced for a volume in the original dust jacket.. 224 x 148 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 3/4"). 4 p.l., 1,037 pp. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing). Original gray cloth, second issue dust jacket with this work listed first on back panel (not price-clipped). Front pastedown with bookplate of novelist and screenwriter John Monk Saunders. Dust jacket split along front joint fold (held together in Brodart jacket cover), rear joint fold partially split and repaired on verso with cellotape (another short tear repaired with tape), a small curving tear to tail edge of rear panel (no loss), but the jacket clean and bright. The volume itself with slightly dulled spine (as often), two scratches at spine top, otherwise extremely good, the text with virtually no signs of use. This is the desirable first state of the first printing of Mitchell's perennially popular epic romance, the best-known American novel of the 20th century. The sweeping saga of the South before and after the Civil War won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, spawned a classic, Oscar-winning film, and reappeared on the New York Times bestseller list twice after publication, in 1986 and 1991. According to ANB, "in all probability it is the most popular and widely read novel in the world and the most famous novel in the English language." Our copy was once owned by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Monk Saunders (1897-1940), who wrote the script for the first Best Picture winner ("Wings," 1927) and won an Oscar for Best Story for 1930's "Dawn Patrol." Our copy is also intended to be attractively priced for a volume in the original dust jacket.

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        Ten Little Nigger Boys In Rhyme and Picture

      Cloth backed stiff pictorial covers cut-out for faces on upper cover, with ten thick paper leaves, each with a full-page colour illustration on recto, and a black & white illustration on verso, each leaf with a cut-out head of a negro boy at the top, with varying comical expressions. Neat internal repair to top corner of front cover. A bit dust-soiled. Near fine.Rare (and perhaps rightly so). Only three copies traced in institutional libraries (British Library, Oxford University, National Library of Scotland). Made and printed in Germany. Published three years before Agatha Christie's novel which we now know as And Then There Were None, both books' titles were inspired by the blackface musical hall number made popular towards the end of the 19th Century.

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        The Mediterranean and Other Poems

      New York: The Alcestis Press, 170 Broadway, 1936. First edition, #59 of 165 signed copies on Strathmore Permanent all rag paper. 57 pp. 8vo. Green printed wrappers. Fine, small chip at head of spine, with a damaged original green paper over boards slipcase. First edition, #59 of 165 signed copies on Strathmore Permanent all rag paper. 57 pp. 8vo. WITH SLIPCASE. Rare in original slipcase.

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        K-H News-Letter Service; 21 volumes, first 7 signed.

      Athenaeum Press, London 1936 - First Thus. 21 Volumes universally bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine; occasional black/white illuistrations/diagrams. Volumes 1 to 7 are signed by King Hall. Chronology runs unbroken from Vol - 1 30 June 1936 to Vol 21 - 26 June 1947. Vol 7 includes a loose 'News-letter Supplement', 'Why Are We At War?' being a transcription of an earlier radio broadcast. Included three K-H News-Letter receipts and one blank banker's order for the subsciber to return. Previous owner's name, same as upon original receipts, in all vols either upon front paste down or ffep; minor spotting to prelims; minor shelf wear. Please note this is a large number of books which will certainly incur further p&p costs. Personal London collection should be considered, tickets for overseas travel happily accepted. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        GENERAL THEORY OF EMPLOYMENT, INTEREST AND MONEY

      London: Macmillan, 1936. FIRST EDITION. This is an especially appealing copy of Keynes' masterpiece, widely considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century. "General Theory" is the foundational document of macroeconomics, an argument for government intervention in the economy, espousing a managed capitalism that would not suffer from the highs and lows of the laissez-faire free market, as recently experienced in the Great Depression. According to PMM, "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in 'A Treatise on Money,' 1930, and later in his 'General Theory,' he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate." DNB describes Keynes (1883-1946) as a "philosopher, economist, editor, pamphleteer, company chairman, college bursar, patron of the arts and intimate friend of writers and artists, government spokesman and adviser. In each capacity he excelled." His ideological opponent Lionel Robbins called him "one of the most remarkable men that ever lived. The quick logic, the bird-like swoop of intuition, the vivid fancy, the wide vision, above all the incomparable sense of the fitness of words, all combine to make something several degrees beyond the limit of ordinary human achievement.". 220 x 148 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). 1 p.l., xii, 403 pp. FIRST EDITION. Original blue-green cloth, original printed gray dust jacket (unclipped). PMM 423. Spine of dust jacket uniformly sunned and slight frayed at top (with tiny losses), top of jacket elsewhere with a hint of soil, otherwise very fine, the covers of the jacket clean and smooth, and THE VOLUME ITSELF IN PERFECT CONDITION. This is an especially appealing copy of Keynes' masterpiece, widely considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century. "General Theory" is the foundational document of macroeconomics, an argument for government intervention in the economy, espousing a managed capitalism that would not suffer from the highs and lows of the laissez-faire free market, as recently experienced in the Great Depression. According to PMM, "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in 'A Treatise on Money,' 1930, and later in his 'General Theory,' he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate." DNB describes Keynes (1883-1946) as a "philosopher, economist, editor, pamphleteer, company chairman, college bursar, patron of the arts and intimate friend of writers and artists, government spokesman and adviser. In each capacity he excelled." His ideological opponent Lionel Robbins called him "one of the most remarkable men that ever lived. The quick logic, the bird-like swoop of intuition, the vivid fancy, the wide vision, above all the incomparable sense of the fitness of words, all combine to make something several degrees beyond the limit of ordinary human achievement."

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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

      London: Macmillan and Co, Limited,, 1936. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and double ruled in gilt, ruling continued to boards in blind. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription of W. M. Deans to head of front panel of dust jacket. Spine ends and corners a little bruised, upper edge of text block faintly marked and crushed, otherwise a bright, fresh copy in the dust jacket, lightly worn at spine ends and rubbed along joints. First edition, first impression of this key work. Written in the aftermath of the great depression, Keynes' masterpiece is generally regarded as one of the most influential social science treatises of the century. It "subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM), quickly and permanently changing the way the world looked at the economy and the role of government in society.

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