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        California Arts & Architecture - Six Early Issues

      Los Angeles. Western States Publishing Company. 1936 - 1939 Bound in pictorial wrappers. Collection is cased in a custom flexible portfolio. Folio. 13" x 10". Illustrated with photographs, detailed plans, period advertiaing, etc. California Arts & Architecture was formed in 1929 by a merger of Pacific Coast Architect, established 1911, and California Southland, established 1918. Architecturally it was devoted to eclectic residential design-Tudor, Spanish Colonial, Mediterranean, Georgian, California amorphous. It preferred classic in larger projects, and now and then Art Deco (the Richfield Building, Bullocks Wilshire, both in Los Angeles) In 1930 it was a substantial magazine. Issues ran from 70 to 80 pages with lots of advertising. The editor was then Harris Allen, AIA, and there were familiar names among its contributors and advisors-Roland Coates, Sumner Spaulding, Ralph Flewelling, Wallace Neff. By 1933 the Great Depression had starved it down to 30 pages and subsequently into bankruptcy where John Entenza found it in 1938. Publication in Arts & Architecture became a portal to national and international recognition many for West coast Architects and a showcase for their cutting edge modernism. The magazine morphed into Arts & architecture in 1944. Arguably its most notable achievement was its Case Study House Program which, for 20 years advocated and influenced each evolutionary advancement in American residential design.A rare gathering of early, pre- A & A issues. All issues present usual sporadic soiling,chipping,light staining and several pencil markings to covers. Usual wear to spines with some minor splitting and chipping but all well attatched. One spine has been earlier strenthened with cello-tape. Several incidences of innocuous pencil annotation to interiors. Issues have a bit of a musty odor typical of old magazines. All in all, a Very Good collection.

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        2 autograph letters signed.

      Garmisch, 25. X. 1936. - 8vo. Altogether (4+1=) 5 pp. on double leaves. To the critic Alexander Berrsche. A long and comprehensive letter in which Strauss explains in detail what Berrsche had criticized in his review of an Academy Concert that Strauss had conducted: "You have heard quite right that it was less 'vivacious', less 'dashing' als usual [.] the brass remained 'affectless' and 'attenuated'. Beethoven's Scherzo was played (following Bulow's rule) for the first time at a moderate tempo, and only the second repetition was played in full Vivace, the finale was played one third slower as the world's most famous conductors used to do and what even Richard Wagner himself had postulated (erroneously, to my opinion) [.]".- Includes a typed letter to Berrsche by the publisher, and a letter from Strauss to a publishing house at Munich.

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      Editions Prima 1936 In-8 broché. Complet des 12 illustrations hors texte en sépia de Marilac. Couv. originale illustrée avec rabats. 14 x 20 cm. "Mademoiselle Cinglade ! Quel surnom bien évocateur, et comme elle en est digne celle qui le porte. Après avoir su s'entourer de douces et passives amies, Mademoiselle Cinglade porte plus loin ses instincts flagellants. Habile manieuse du fouet, elle initiera à sa brûlante passion tout ce que le hasard mettra sur son chemin. Créant partout de la volupté dans la souffrance et l'humiliation, elle sera à la fois aimée et redoutée. Les pages magistralement écrites où la dominatrice passionnelle n'ayant plus que ses hautes guêtres de cuir pour toute parure, subit les châtiments qu'elle a si souvent infligés, ne sont pas les moins curieuses ni les moins suggestives de cet ouvrage. » (présentation de l'éditeur) L'un des plus beaux romans flagellants français des années 1920-30, pour l'originalité des illustrations de Marilac dont ce sera la seule contribution d'importance dans ce domaine. Ses étonnantes compositions fétichisent les croupes et les cuisses s'épanouissent, dans un style très peu académique qui magnifie le séant des dames, étranglant les chairs dans des corsets serrés. Dessins extrêmement fascinants qui font penser à Bellmer. Exemplaire en bel état, des rousseurs en 4ème de couverture. Sont joints deux prières d'insérer de l'éditeur sur ce titre et l'Amour fouetté, reprenant en illustration les couvertures des livres, format 10 x 13 cm

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        The Glories of Greece [Association Copy, Signed by Greer and by Seferis]

      Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Company, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing in the Publisher's original blue cloth, with the front board lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt, red, and white, and the spine lettered and decorated in gilt, and containing dozens of black and white photographs and illustrations (spine ends pushed, upper corners turned slightly inward, shelf wear to board bottoms with modest rubbing through to the underlying boards, small bump to the bottom of the rear board), in a Very Good dust jacket (some wear to the spine ends, a few tiny edge tears, light soiling), SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CARL RICHARD GREER TO GEORGE SEFERIS on the title page as follows: "To / George / Sefereris / thank you for my / Athens - / Ever - / Carl - / Athens" [with the ending "Athens" written in Greek characters], and SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS in Greek on the front free endpaper; Greer's account of his travels and explorations in and around Greece written to give his fellow Americans a better knowledge of that country to which, Greer states, few Americans traveled. A Greek Diplomat, Ambassador to the UK, and one of the Twentieth Century's most important Greek Poets, George Seferis won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his eminent lyrical writing, inspired by a deep feeling for the Hellenic world of culture", making him the first Greek ever to have received the Prize. Beyond our shelves, books signed by George Seferis are quite scarce. A wonderful Association copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CARL GREER TO NOBEL PRIZE WINNER GEORGE SEFERIS AND FURTHER SIGNED BY GEORGE SEFERIS.

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        GONE WITH THE WIND (Inscribed First Edition)

      New York: Macmillan, 1936. First edition. Fine. First printing, May 1936. A beautiful copy rebound in full green morocco with raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and the original cloth bound in the rear. Internal contents are generally clean and fresh. Inscribed on the front end paper: "For Rose Harbaugh | Margaret Mitchell." Likely inscribed for Rose Oller Harbaugh who was the longtime manager of the book department at Marshall Fields department store in Chicago and who often sponsored book signings and other literary events.& & In all, a very handsome copy of this twentieth-century monolith; the basis for the critically acclaimed, 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Mitchell managed to create a book that was both an engaging romance (without being sentimental) as well as a sympathetic portrayal of the devastation to the Southern way of life in the wake of the Civil War. No other work of literature more fully captures the old Southern gentility than "Gone With the Wind." "This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best." (J. Donald Adams, New York Times Book Review July 5, 1936). Fine.

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        Interest and Prices (Geldzins und Güterpreise)

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1936. A Study of the Causes Regulating the Value of Money. Translated from the German by R. F. Kahn. With an Introduction by Professor Bertil Ohlin. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, two-line rules stamped in blind to head and tail of boards continued in gilt to spine. Very lightly rubbed at ends of spine. An excellent copy. First English language edition, first impression. Originally published in Germany in 1898. The most influential work of Swedish economist Knut Wicksell (1851–1926), an important influence on the Keynesian school. This copy from the library of the writer E. H. Thörnberg, a "radical liberal" and "self-taught journalist, a lecturer to temperance societies and other organizations, the author of books on political parties and other popular movements, and am amateur sociologist who in 1939 was awarded an honorary degree PhD degree at the University of Uppsala" (Lai, Adam Smith Across Nations, p. 388). With his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. A lovely copy.

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        Archive of 33 Broadsides and Pamphlets Related to the 1936 Re-election of Franklin D. Roosevelt

      Democratic National Campaign Committee (New York: Democratic National Campaign Committee). 1936. An excellent collection of 33 campaign flyers and pamphlets pertaining to the 1936 United States Presidential Campaign between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Alf Landon. Various sizes. About fine with slight edgewear. Most of the assortment present are pro-Roosevelt with a few exceptions and include various graphic elements including political cartoons and photographs. Several are printed by the Democratic National Campaign Committee. This group of broadsides captures the immediate zeitgeist of the political process during an integral part of American history. .

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        [U. S. A. trilogy, comprising] The 42nd Parallel; [with] 1919; [and] The Big Money

      New York: Harper & Brothers / Harcourt, Brace [through 1936], 1930. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine+. Three octavo volumes (probably unread), First Printings, in the original publisher's bindings and pictorial dust jackets. The 42nd Parallel: First edition (so stated, with correct A-E code), one of only 7500 copies issued. xii,426pp. Maroon cloth spine, decorative orange paper covers with over-all silver and blue design (one of two variants—no priority established), gilt paper spine label lettered in black, top edge stained orange, plain wove orange end papers. Just about Fine (spine label tarnished, very gently shelf rubbed, but binding tight and square); in better than Near Fine jacket (lightly chipped, spine panel slightly faded, but all lettering quite legible). 1919: First Edition (so stated), one of 10,250 released. viii,473,[1]pp. Orange cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in silver, top edge stained light chocolate. Fine, bright, square and tight; in better than Near Fine jacket, lightly rubbed with a few tiny chips. The Big Money: First Edition (so stated), one of 10,000 copies printed. viii,561,[1]pp. Blue cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in silver. Fine, in just about Fine jacket with light creasing to edges. Provenance: Bonhams Sale 19972, Lot 5175, collection of Michael Lerner with his book labels laid in. Potter 12, 13, 16. Modern Library 100, 23. & The 42nd Parallel, first novel in the trilogy, "opens at the dawn of a new century, and introduces both the formal divisions—Newsreel, Camera Eye, biographies, and narratives—as well as many of the characters that reappear throughout all three sections of this monumental work of American modernism. . . . track[ing] the struggles and successes of its five principle characters across an enormous geographic landscape, from the bustling urban space of New York and Chicago, past glimpses at the life of migrant labor in Middle America, to the tumultuous politics of Mexico City. According to Michael Denning, the title refers to 'an 1865 book, American Climatology, which suggested that North American storms followed the 42nd Parallel,' and the 'novel seemed to follow its characters as if they were so many storms crossing the continent.' . . . [Denning] also points out the fateful timeline for Dos Passos’ completion and publication of The 42nd Parallel. Dos Passos finished work on the first volume 'a few weeks before the Wall Street crash,' and the book 'appeared in February 1930.' . . . The 42nd Parallel therefore ends on a narrative precipice for the novel as a whole: the horror of World War I looms on U.S.A’s horizon, just as the collapse of the market economy begins to influence its composition. . . . Largely a novel of World War I, 1919 swings on what Denning calls 'the irony of apparent victory, of winning the war and losing the peace.' . . . As he does throughout U.S.A., Dos Passos intersperses his 'Camera Eye,' 'Newsreel,' and biographic sections within more traditional third person narratives. . . . In The Big Money, America rides the booms and busts of the 1920s towards the close of a tumultuous decade, the looming abyss of the Great Depression, and the novel’s final vision of a divided nation. . . . If Denning is correct in contending that 'U.S.A. is no longer a contemporary novel…It is an epitaph for an America that no longer exists,' the problem of political classes, of a divided American nation surely endures.'" (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Signed Artist's Proofs of the Wood Engravings by Rudolph Ruzicka for the Overbrook Press Edition of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales"

      Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, (1936). Folio. Six color engravings illustrating Oscar Wilde's text, each signed by the artist and mounted on a 13 by 10-inch off-white matte. This suite of prints, one of only twenty sets, comprises the full set of the engravings that appeared in the edition of the book. Housed in a cloth-backed folding portfolio, with paper label to the cover. Some toning to the mattes around the edges, portfolio lightly sunned and slightly soiled, else a very fine, rare presention, with no rubbing whatsoever.

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        ANTONIN RAYMOND; HIS WORK IN JAPAN 1920-1935 [Lbc]

      Tokyo Japan: Johnto Shoin. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1936. First Edition. Spiral bound. Architecture; B/w photgraphs; Oblong 4to 11" - 13; 29, 104+plates pages; 280 x 315 mm). Numerous black and white photographic reproductions. Burlap covers, rice paper title page. , spiral bound. Condition: light toning. “This book presents architectural elements developed in Japan over a period of 17 years. ” Very interesting mostly starkly modern and quite oriental designs. Illus. In photographs and line drawings. Photographs accompanied by brief architectural plans. Alternate English, French and Japanese language. Contents unmarked, unpaginated. No date but 1936. 19 full page plates [11 x 12"], and over 100 illustrations plus smaller photos of 2 or more to the page. Raymond, born in 1888 in Kladno / Prague, was in 1910 in the United States. In 1916 he met Frank Lloyd Wright and went with him after the First World War to Japan. He remained (except 1937-47) until his death in 1976 in Japan. - Raymond built in Japan, public and private buildings. His work, which sought to combine traditional Japanese design with modern architecture, is well documented. .

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        The Tenements of Chicago 1908–1935

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press,, 1936. Assisted by Sophonisba P. Breckenridge and Other Associates in the School of Social Service Administration of the University of Chicago. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and illustrations from photographs throughout, 6 folding maps. Partial toning to endpapers. An excellent copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine panel and two closed tears to the lower panel which have been carefully repaired. First edition, first impression of this landmark study of tenement neighbourhoods in Chicago. Inscribed by both authors on the front free endpaper, "To Joan Kain, A. M. Chicago, 1938. With warm regards & good wishes from Edith Abbott [and in Breckenridge's hand] and Sophonisba P. Breckenridge". The authors were both prominent social scientists and reformers. Abbott earned a PhD in economics and penned over 100 books and articles calling for improved social welfare and the alleviation of poverty, and in 1935 she was one of the drafters of the Social Security Act. Breckenridge was, in 1895, the first woman admitted to the Kentucky bar, and later earned a PhD in economics. She moved to Chicago in 1907 and began working on issues related to poverty before becoming a full professor at the University of Chicago. In 1925 the two women co-founded the influential journal Social Service Review, which is still published by the University of Chicago. An attractive copy, uncommon in the dust jacket.

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        Biggles & Co. [5]

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First Edition 1936. London 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 six monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. Slight spine slant, free from foxing. Near Fine condition book in near Fine condition professionally restored dust wrapper, principally at the head of the spine, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936: Audrey Wood, 1936 Williams, Tennessee. SAND. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936. 8vo., 8 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this carbon original typrescript short story about "Old Mr. & Mrs. Kramer"*, first submitted to STORY magazine. Punch bound blue stiff printed wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams' literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. A fine copy. Very uncommon example in private hands. *Notebooks By Tennessee Williams, Edited by Margaret Bradham Thornton - Entry for Tuesday, 31, March, 1936.. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

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      Herbert Jenkins. London.,1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. A fine, unread copy in the publishers variant orange binding, with black lettering and ruled lines to the front board. Spine with black rules, lettering and publishers device. The rear board has the publishers name and device stamped to the middle. This First edition was also issued in green cloth with the same design on the spine and boards. A fine copy in the near fine original full colour illustrated dustwrappper. Price of 7'6 to the spine. This wrapper is either a variant of McIlvaine's 1st issue or is one of a number specially printed for a Colonial Edition, either way it is not recorded by McIlvaine. This wrapper conforms to McIlvaine's description of the 1st state wrapper in every way except on the lower inside flap where she calls for "list of 19 titles by Wyndham Martyn, the last being Spies of Peace at 7/6 net". This wrapper does have 19 titles listed by Martyn but with 2 titles, ending with Spies at Peace, priced at 7/6 at the top and the other 17 titles listed below it, ending with Anthony Trent, Master Criminal, at 2/6. One closed tear, without loss, to the very top of the front panel and only affecting the white area to the right of the lettering. A few tiny nicks from the spine but overal a near fine example, the colours still bright and fresh. A lovely, sharp copy. ( Eileen McIlvaine. -- P. G. Wodehouse. A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist).:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Laughing Gas

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1936. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and faded, very light rubbing to corners, topstain faded, spotting to edges and to early and late leaves. A very good copy in the rubbed and faded jacket with a few chips and some loss to ends of spine panel. First edition, first impression. Advance review copy, with the publisher's advance review slip tipped in on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autograph Note Signed ("Sinclair Lewis") to Alfred Eisenstaedt: "Third Degree* . .. *{industrialism, youth, w.p.a.}" [And:] Autograph Notes Signed by Fred Astaire (1936) and Eugene Talmadge (August 20, 1936) on recto, and Walter Winchell (New York, October 25, 1936), on verso

      Adelphi Theater, october 2, 1936. 8vo (7-3/4 x 5-5/8 in.). Leaf from Eisentaedt's notebook, recto and verso. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1936. Hardcover. Contents fine; boards with bump to upper front corner; spine with some of the black rubbed off in a few spots but not badly sunned or worn; slipcase with one bottom edge neatly repaired the length with sympathetic brown tape otherwise quite nice. Very Good in a Very Good slipcase. Edward Steichen. Quarto (6-3/4" x 10") bound in black linen and blue-green paste paper-covered boards. Illustrated with photographs by Edward Steichen. Designed by D. B. Updike and printed at the Merrymount Press. Copy #431 of 1500 SIGNED by the photographer on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      New York & London: Harper & Bros., 1936.. Small quarto. Green cloth, paper spine label. Characteristic fading to the spine, large bookplate of James S. Copley on front pastedown, otherwise a very good copy, without the original slipcase (however the label is present). Later half morocco slipcase and chemise. First edition, limited issue. One of 250 numbered copies for sale, from a total edition of 350 numbered copies, signed by the author and artist. The original lithographs, printed from the stone, are either inserted, or in the case of the frontis, tipped in. A classic of Southwestern literary/artistic collaboration.

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      Published by Daily Express, 1936. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. The very first Rupert annual and the first Rupert book to be illustrated by Alfred Bestall. Red cloth with illustration of Rupert sitting reading on front cover. Black, red and white illustrations. The first time Rupert appeared wearing his now famous red jumper. (Tourtel's Rupert was dressed in blue). 124pp. First story is Rupert and the Wonderful Kite. Name in ink in belongs to box. One gathering foxed, remainder of contents beautifully clean! Paintings neatly coloured in with pencil crayon. Original wrapper has a few small edge-chips and is foxed on verso showing through slightly to outside. Book covers beautifully bright and clean. A lovely copy, rare in original wrapper. [R]

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        Reichsautobahn: Schleiz-Bayreuth Los 16

      Augsburg: Thormann & Stiefel A.G., 1936. Fine in string-tied calligraphic burlap boards.. Original handmade Nazi photographic album, documenting a portion of the construction of Hitler's Reichsautobahn. String-bound oblong quarto, hand-titled. Presented by the German company Thormann & Stiefel A.G. to the Reichsautobahndirektor, Hafen. Letter on company stationary laid in (and signed Heil Hitler). With 82 captioned 3 1/2 X 4 1/2 inch tissue-guarded photographs, each four to a page, obsessively depicting the construction of the relevant section of highway. The images are of an exceptionally high quality. Direct overtones of later movements in German photography are evident here.

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        (Springenschmid, Karl) Eine Wahre Geschichte. Worte und Bilder von Zwei Deutschen aus dem Auslande

      Stuttgart: Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, 1936. Quarto. (16)ff. Illustrated in color by Poldi Mühlmann. Text printed in Suetterlin. A children's book that presents the story of Adolf Hitler's life from childhood to his rise to power, though he is never mentioned by name in the text, nor is he explicitly depicted in the illustrations. In a letter from the publisher, which is laid into this copy, it is also mentioned that the names of the author and illustrator have been withheld to prevent their persecution in their native Austria. Springenschmid was an early Nazi party member, and as head of the Salzburg school system, was instrumental in the book burning that took place in Salzburger Residenzplatz in 1938. This is a relatively early work by Springenschmid, and one of the most uncommon: there are no copies recorded in institutions. Touch of browning to extremities, else a fine copy in pictorial boards backed with blue cloth.

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        PEER GYNT

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936. 1st thus edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Illustrated by Rackham, Arthur. Very good condition with no wrapper. Deluxe edition bound in cream vellum and limited to 460 copies. Gilt titles to spine and front cover. Gilt vignette to front. 12 mounted colour plates with captioned tissue guards plus b/w illustrations to text. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. SIGNED by Arthur Rackham. Copy No. 347. Edges rubbed. some discolouration to covers. Inscription in ink to first blank page. Contents fine with some pages unopened. All plates present and in fine condition. Contained in publisher's original cardboard slipcase which has wear to edges and small splits at top and bottom. This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]

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        The Works of George Santayana. Signed Triton Edition. (Complete in 15 volumes)

      Scribner, NY 1936 - Complete 15 Volume Triton Edition. SIGNED, limited edition. Published NY: Scribner, 1936-1940, first editions, limited to 940 numbered copies, set number 430. signed by author in volume 1. 8vo., 6 3/4" x 9 3/4," illustrated with a frontis in each volume. This is the first collected edition of Santayana's work and contains some previously unpublished works. Cream linen cloth with 2-color spine labels and royal blue paper covered boards, embossed gilt design on covers, top edge gilt, edges untrimmed, many leaves unopened, printed on rag paper. Slight scuffing to a few covers, light foxing spots on some front edges and pastedowns, discoloration stain on spine of last volume, previous owner's name on pastedowns. Near fine, crisp, clean set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The works of George Santayana (15 volumes)

      C. Scribner&#39;s sons, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: C. Scribners Sons. 8vo. 15 volumes complete. Limited Triton Edition, of which only 940 were printed. This volume is Number 224. Inscribed by Santayana on second leaf of Volume I. Hardcover. No dust jackets as issued. Quarter bound in white cloth with decorative spine label. Dark blue cloth boards with gilt embossed emblem on front cover. Tight bindings and solid boards. Minimal shelf wear. Slight sunning to spines. Gilt page ends. Clean, unmarked pages. Uncut leaves.<br><br>v. 1. Sense of beauty.--v. 2.--Interpretations of poetry and religion.--v. 3-5. Life of reason.--v. 6. Three philosophical poets.--v. 8. Character and opinion in the United States.--v. 9. Soliloquies in England and later soliloquies.--v. 10. Dialogues in limbo.--v. 11-12. The last puritan.--v. 13. Scepticism and animal faith.--v. 14. Realms of being<br><br>Philosopher, poet, literary and cultural critic, George Santayana is a principal figure in Classical American Philosophy. His naturalism and emphasis on creative imagination were harbingers of important intellectual turns on both sides of the Atlantic. His Hispanic heritage, shaded by his sense of being an outsider in America, captures many qualities of American life missed by insiders, and presents views equal to Tocqueville in quality and importance. Beyond philosophy, only Emerson may match his literary production.<br><br>The entirety of Santayanas works are collected in this set, which remains in near-immaculate condition. Ships daily.

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        Absalom Absalom

      Random House 1936 Random House, New York 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1936 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed. Black cloth stamped in red and gold. Top edges red. Folding map at the rear of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County. {ref: McBride, Petersen A17c}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, light shelf wear, clean pages, mild age toning, previous owner's inscription at the rear endpaper, short tear at the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.

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        Missing from Their Homes

      London: Hutchinson & Co.,, [1936]. Short Stories on the Familiar broadcasts for Missing Persons by H. E. Bates, E. M. Delafield, Anthony Berkeley, Louis Golding, Mrs. Belloc-Lowndes, Graham Greene, Phyllis Bentley, Arthur Machen. A. E. Coppard, R. H. Mottram, L. A. G. Strong. Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine and edges of boards tanned, lightly rubbed at extremities, front endpapers toned, a few small spots to edges of text block. A very good copy in the rubbed and dulled jacket. First edition, first impression of this collection of eleven short stories based on missing persons radio broadcasts, featuring the first appearance in print of Graham Greene&#39;s A Drive in the Country and Belloc Lowndes&#39;s An Early SOS. Not in Miller. An extremely scarce book.

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      Mount Royal, Marble Arch, London. 14 October 1936.. Two pages, ca. 175 words, in ink, on recto and verso of quarto sheet of letterhead. Horizontal fold for mailing, otherwise about fine. Folding cloth slipcase. A fine letter from Huxley to Lawrence Pearsall Jacks (1860 - 1955), British Unitarian Minister, professor of Philosophy and Theology at Manchester College, and progressive advocate of social justice and revision of military policy. Huxley apologizes for a possible oversight in their correspondence, attempts to arrange a meeting (in part to introduce him to Gerald Heard "who, as you doubtless know, is an indefatigable worker in the cause of peace and would very much like to have the opportunity of talking with you ..."), and continues: "I read the Alexander Hamilton article with very great interest. What an instructive parallel it is! And how did Wilson manage to miss the significance of it? Have you yet read Russell&#39;s new book, &#39;Which Way to Peace&#39;? It is a most admirably lucid argument leading by remorseless logic to the complete pacifist position." Signed "Yours sincerely Aldous Huxley."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      The Bodley Head 1936 - This is number 641 from a 900 print run of the first UK edition from 1936, the boards has some minor marking and age toning, corners have some pushing, there is a previous owner bookplate to ffep and paperstamp to title page, front and rear endpages have hinge cracks, binding is still tight, please see pics, I'm happy to supply further pics, just get in touch, paypal accepted. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: setantabooks]
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        Mr. Loveday&#39;s Little Outing

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.,, 1936. And Other Sad Stories. Octavo. Original red and black decorated cloth, titles to spine gilt, inner hinges reinforced as issued. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece by Thomas Derrick. Bookplate to front free endpaper, printed profile of Waugh neatly tipped-in on the half-title, and his printed portrait tipped-in on the verso of the same leaf. Cloth fresh. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with toned spine panel and a few minor nicks and short splits at the folds. First edition, first impression, of Waugh&#39;s macabre collection of short stories. The cloth binding, in the standard red-and-black snakeskin pattern used for Waugh&#39;s novels in this period, was issued as a "Flexiback Binding" with extra reinforcement of rubberised linen tape at the inner hinges. Copies in jackets as nice as this one are uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Love Night. A Laotian Gallantry

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936. Octavo. 140pp., plus (6)ff. From an edition of 200, this is one of 75 copies specially bound, with an extra suite of the six wood engravings by John Buckland Wright housed in an endpaper pocket. An idyllic play by Powys Mathers about a festival night in a Laotian village, printed on Japan vellum. This was the first book published by Christopher and Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter. Light rubbing to extremities of green vellum boards, trimmed and titled in gilt, else fine. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Mr. Loveday&#39;s Little Outing

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.,, 1936. And Other Sad Stories. Octavo. Original red and black decorated cloth, titles to spine gilt, inner hinges reinforced as issued. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece by Thomas Derrick. An excellent copy in the somewhat rubbed and chipped dust jacket. First edition, first impression, of Waugh&#39;s macabre collection of short stories. The cloth binding, in the standard red-and-black snakeskin pattern used for Waugh&#39;s novels in this period, was issued as a "Flexiback Binding" with extra reinforcement of rubberised linen tape at the inner hinges.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Love Night; A Laotian Gallantry

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition. Buckland Wright. Illustrated with engravings by Buckland Wright. One of 75 specially bound copies of which this is Number 21 of a total of 195 copies printed on English vellum-paper accompanied by a set of 6 extra plates. Bound in full green vellum lettered in gilt on the spine. Contained in a green cloth slipcase, with the suite of extra plates in a folder made of cloth covered boards. The vellum has a few water spots, but all near fine condition. Tight, clean and bright.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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      1936. Paperback. 3. RUSSIAN. (BREI AND ALEXANDROVA) VETER NA RECHKI by Z. Alexandrova and A. Brei. Detizdat (State Pub.) 1936. Large 8vo (7 1/2 x 8"), pictorial wraps, spine rubbed else VG+. This picture book promotes separate group living for the children and encourages good health. Illustrated with rich color lithographs by A. Brei and Z. Alexandrova, dozens of children are shown running from their home to the water where they excercise before swimming, frolic in the water, wash their swimming suits and return home. See Leveque: Dictionnaire p.87 for a different but similar title.

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        NANDA DEVI

      London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936.. FIRST EDITION, 1936, with foreword by Hugh Ruttledge. 8vo approximately 225 x 150 mm, 9 x 6 inches, divided into 5 parts each with a full page divisional woodcut by Bip Pares, and woodcut on title page and half-title plus tailpieces all by Bip Pares, 27 full page photographic illustrations, including frontispiece all with captioned tissue guards, pages xvi, 1-310, original publisher&#39;s black cloth with pale blue lettering to spine and upper cover, first pastedown and endpaper showing a panorama view by Bip Pares, in DUSTJACKET, (not price clipped 15/-). Pale flecking to cloth, pale foxing and age-browning to endpapers, foxing to fore-edges. Dustjacket: a few small repairs to blank side, rubbing to hinges, back panel dusty, slight wear to edges. A very good copy in good dustjacket. See: Mountaineering Literature by Jill Neate, page 143, S63. "Shipton and Tilman carried out on of the great pieces of mountain exploration, penetrating the Rishi Gorge to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary". The ascent of Nanda Devi necessitated fifty years of arduous exploration in search of a passage into the Sanctuary. The outlet is the Rishi Gorge, a deep, narrow canyon which is very difficult to traverse safely, and is the biggest hindrance to entering the Sanctuary; any other route involves difficult passes, the lowest of which is 5,180 m (16,990 ft). Hugh Ruttledge attempted to reach the peak three times in the 1930s and failed each time. In a letter to The Times he wrote that &#39;Nanda Devi imposes on her votaries an admission test as yet beyond their skill and endurance&#39;, adding that gaining entry to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary alone was more difficult than reaching the North Pole. In 1934, the British explorers Eric Shipton and H.W. Tilman, with three Sherpa companions, Angtharkay, Pasang, and Kusang, finally discovered a way through the Rishi Gorge into the Sanctuary. (Wikipedia). MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        THE ISLAND OF SHEEP. Signed

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1936 First edition, First Impression. 8vo., 318pp. Publisher&#39;s gilt lettered green cloth with gilt monogram to upper cover. A fine copy in a near fine exceptionally bright dustwrapper showing light use [two tiny 4mm chips to spine crown, one tear on the front panel with a repair of unknown origin on the verso]. Map endpapers. Neatly signed in fountain pen on a horizontal strip of off-white paper stock tipped to the title-age. A very nice example of this last Richard Hannay novel. Certrainly Buchan&#39;s most enduring character first introduced in the highly regarded Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, &#39;The Thirty Nine Steps&#39;. [Dustwrapper conservation: tiny chips have been stabilized with Japanese paper, using fully reversible Methyl Cellulose]. Presents nicely. Blanchard A115.. Signed. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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      London: Constable and Company, [1936].. Gilt cloth, t.e.g., uniform with the Standard Edition format. Fine in very good dust jacket with some small chips and tears at crown and toe of the spine panel. First collective edition, and the first edition in English, all three plays having seen prior separate publication in German. Inscribed by Shaw on the half-title: "To Mrs. Naomi Boynton who is certainly not a simpleton. I wonder is she a millionairess! G. Bernard Shaw Malvern 31st July 1937." The edition consisted of 15,000 copies, of which 2650 were destroyed by bombing in 1940. LAURENCE A226a.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Chanticleer; Pertelote; Cockalorum; Cock-A-Hoop

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, (1936-1962). Four small-quarto volumes. (23), 52, 112, 126pp. Each volume one of 300 or fewer numbered copies signed by Christopher Sandford and variously signed by contributors to the bibliographies: Owen Rutter and David Chambers. A bibliography encompassing the entire forty-year history of a press whose books private press bibliographer Will Ransom described as "amongst the most popular and desirable press items" for their artful designs and beautiful illustrations by the likes of Gill, Gibbings, Ravilious, Nash, and Buckland-Wright. All four volumes in decorative cloth boards backed in gilt-stamped morocco. T.e.g. Some toning to spines of all but Cockalorum, else fine, with prospectuses laid into all but Cock-A-Hoop. Pertelote is from the library of Will Ransom, with his personal library bookplate on the rear endpaper; the other three volumes bear the bookplate of BBC radio producer D. G. Bridson.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        An Ordinary Life

      London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd.,, 1936. Translated by M. and R. Weatherall. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in red, top edge stained blue. With the pictorial dust jacket. Some minor spotting to prelims, spine and topstain typically though only lightly faded otherwise excellent in rather spotted and tanned dust jacket with a number of short tears and a single minor chip at one corner. First English Edition, First Impression. Signed and dated by the author on the half title page and with the hand coloured bookplate of Vaclav Palivec, a relative of the author who had in 1935 acted as a kind of patron, giving use of a house as a wedding present.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1936. First Edition of the LIMITED issue of the First Illustrated edition SIGNED by both the author and the illustrator, one of only 751 copies. With 24 beautiful and exquisitely detailed plates from drawings by Randolph Schwabe. Tall 8vo, publisher&#146;s original tan buckram, the upper cover with decorative central tool in gilt and brown, the spine with brown lettering label lettered in gilt, in the original paper covered slipcase lettered and decorated with one of the plates by Schwabe. x, 684 pp. Internally a fine and essentially pristine copy of this impressive production, the plates are crisp and fine as could be, the cloth with no wear or bumping whatsoever but mild mellowing to the spine panel from light, the slipcase is in very nice condition with just a bit of expected age. SOMERSET MAUGHAM&#146;S BEST KNOWN NOVEL IN ARGUABLE ITS BEST AND MOST ATTRACTIVE FORMAT. Schwabe&#146;s amazingly detailed and striking drawings were beautifully reproduced for this limited edition. They are a fine and fitting addition to Maugham&#146;s thinly disguised autobiography. OF HUMAN BONDAGE describes Philip Carey&#146;s lonely boyhood in Whitstable (which becomes Blackstable, as Canterbury becomes Tercanbury) and his subsequent adventures. Carey is handicapped by a club foot, much as Maugham was handicapped by a severe stammer.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        OF HUMAN BONDAGE. Illustrated by Randolph Schwabe

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, 1936. First Illustrated Edition. Minor scuffs to top page gilt-edge else a near-fine copy in a slightly worn & stained, but still complete slipcase box, which has a (removable) heavy clear acetate cover fitted around it to keep it from further wear. As is often the case, this copy lacks the printed dust-jacket.. First Illustrated Edition. A Novel. Copy #480 of 751 numbered and signed by Schwabe & Maugham. First illustrated edition. Large 8vo cloth, top page edges gilt, fore-edges untrimmed. A somewhat uncommon edition of his most famous book.

      [Bookseller: Bert Babcock - Bookseller, LLC]
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        Christmas Card, for the Year 1936

      1936. Christmas Card, for the Year 1936Signed by Beatrix Potter to One of Her Favorite NiecesPOTTER, Beatrix. Christmas Card, for the Year 1936. Small octavo (4 1/4 x 6 inches; 118 x 152 mm.) Folding cream card with a color printed illustration by Beatrix Potter of two rabbits mounted to the front of the card within a blind border, with the word &#147;Greetings&#148; printed underneath. On the verso of the front is a printed line drawing also by Beatrix Potter of "Tom Kitten&#39;s Mother" with a verse beneath it, and a Christmas greeting written opposite; From &#147;Beatrix Potter&#148; To &#147;Esther with love from Aunt Beatrix / Christmas 1936&#148;. In very good condition with just a few small spots of foxing to the front. "Esther Nicholson was Willie Heelis&#39;s niece, one of the five children of his sister, Grace and her husband James, who was a barrister. (Another daughter was Nancy, for whom Beatrix wrote the unpublished story, THE OAKMEN, in 1916.) In 1915, Beatrix took on the financial responsibility for Esher&#39;s education and over the ensuing years encouraged and supported her in her studies. Esther became a teacher and in the 1920&#39;s was English Mistress at Amberley House in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of her pupils still remembers her as &#39;a most excellent teacher&#39;. From Christchurch she moved south to Invercargill and taught for many years at St. John&#39;s Girls&#39; School. She retired to Te Anau in the beautiful lake country Southland and when she died there in the early 1980&#39;s she left her house to the little Anglican church next door, St. Michael&#39;s and all Angels, of which it is said she was &#39;the practical founder&#39;." Beatrix Potter&#39;s Letters. Selected and Introduced by Judy Taylor, p. 380.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Letters of John Burrill 1861-1865

      Minneapolis: Self-published 1936 - 5 ½ in. x 8 ½ in. Not paginated, but about 100 pp. Red cloth over boards. Title label on front cover,hand-written, reads as above (taken from the title page) and adds "Co. A, 2nd N. H. Vol." Stapled. The covers show some spotting. Each page has text only on the recto. This is a bound typescript reproducing the letters of a Union soldier, typed by a granddaughter who had access to the originals or to copies of the originals. Some material is added by a son and by a daughter of John B. The typed copies include the letter written by Burrill about the battle of Gettysburg written to his (at the time) fiancé; this letter has been reproduced elsewhere. Most of the letters have never been published before. The 2nd N.H. fought in many of the major battles in the Virginia theater of the war: First and Second Bull Run, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, et al. This is a very rare item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Trap-lines North; A True Story of the Canadian Woods

      Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 182 High Holborn, London First Edition 1936. London 1936. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original sea blue cloth covers, deep navy title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 8½&#39;&#39; x 6&#39;&#39;. The true first edition of this elusive book based on actual diaries kept by this young woodsman. Contains 285 printed pages of text with 23 monochrome photographs on coated paper throughout. Fountain ink message dated 1939 to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition price clipped dust wrapper with 5 mm deep tear across the top half of the spine, slight tanning of the white paper to the spine, 10 mm tear to the top front cover, shallow rubs to the corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Hedgehog

      [London]: The Brendin Publishing Company,, 1936. Small quarto. Original green paper over boards printed with black titles to spine and front cover. With the dust jacket. Black and white vignette illustrations in the text by George Plank. Ends and corners rubbed, spine a little creased, some partial fading to edges of boards. An excellent copy in the partially faded jacket with small chips at the extremities and loss to ends of spine. First edition, first impression, one of 300 copies printed at the Curwen Press. This is the author&#39;s only work for children, and even then quite adult in its intellectual depth. Doolittle was an American poet, novelist and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington, whom she married. Pound championed the career of the charismatic Doolittle, and from 1916-17 she acted as literary editor of the Egoist, while her poetry appeared in the English Review and the Transatlantic Review. During WWI she suffered the death of her brother and the break up of her marriage to Aldington, and later in the thirties would seek psychiatric help from Sigmund Freud himself. He was particularly instrumental in helping her to understand and unapologetically express her bisexuality. This book was written in Switzerland in 1925, where she had settled with her lover the writer Bryher (Annie Winifred Ellerman), and is governed by a palpably autobiographical arc of self discovery. She would go on to become an icon for gay rights and feminist movements. Scarce in the jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Big Game Fish. Complete Map Illustrated. Fresh and Salt Water Fishing

      Chicago.. Copyright 1936. But circa 1946. Victory edition.. Color original poster, pictorial / pictographic map, 33 1/2 x 36 inches on sheet 37 x 40 inches. Very good condition. Two spots of three tiny holes not noticeable from the front of the map, creasing at lower right edge with one crease extending 1 inch into the image, paper loss at lower left corner well outside the image. Very clean and bright. The map extends from the lower Canadian provinces to Nicaragua with pictographs of people fishing and the fish of each area. The pictorial border depicts 56 kinds of fish. Four small round inset maps at the lower left show Panama, the Hawaiian Islands, New Zealand, and Tahiti, with listings of the fish found in those places. Three inset text blocks list: "Famous Fishing Tournaments", "Famous Big Game Fishing Clubs", and "Twenty-two World-famous Places to Go Fishing". .

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      New York: Random House, 1936. First edition. Very Good +/Very Good. A Very Good+ copy of the book with a few faint markings to the front end paper, otherwise, clean and quite bright. In a Very Good dust jacket with the remnants of a sticker on the top of the front panel, likely the "Book Clinic Honor for November 1936 AIGA," some wear and chipping at spine ends and a short 1.5 inch crack running up the spine fold. A pioneering work for the modernist movement. Additional images available upon request. Very Good + in Very Good. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Absalom Absalom

      Random House, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. Random House, New York 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1936 on the title and copyright pages with no additional printings listed. Black cloth stamped in red and gold. Top edges red. Folding map at the rear of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County. {ref: McBride, Petersen A17c}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards and spine, light shelf wear, clean pages, mild age toning, previous owner&#39;s inscription at the rear endpaper, short tear at the rear endpaper. The dust jacket is not present.

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