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      Thornton Butterworth Ltd. This is a seminal Churchill book that includes 82 newspaper articles focused on foreign affairs written by Churchill between March 1936 and May 1939, many of them containing his warnings and predictions about Nazi Germany. As a measure of Churchill's prescience and ultimate vindication, upon publication, Labour leader Clement Attlee, a political opponent who would replace Churchill as Prime Minister in 1945, wrote to Churchill: "It must be a melancholy satisfaction to you to see how right you were." Others were even more blunt. Sir Desmond Morton, military officer, government official, and appeasement opponent, wrote to Churchill: "Many years on, historians will read this and your speeches in Arms and the Covenant. They will wonder but I doubt they will decide what devil of pride, unbelief, selfishness or sheer madness possessed the English people that they did not rise as one man" and "call on you to lead them." Less than a year after publication, in May 1940, Churchill would become Prime Minister. Here is a truly fine first edition, first printing in a very good dust jacket. The green cloth boards and spine are nearly immaculate - clean and bright with virtually no wear and bright gilt. The contents are clean and tight with no internal spotting. There is an inked owners inscription in a beautiful hand dated 1939 at the center of the ffep and a second owner's inked name at the top left of the ffep. A few small spots mark the top edge of the text block. The folding map at p. 366 is crisp and clean. The dust jacket is unclipped and highly complete overall with no losses. Unfortunately, there is some soiling and general wear - at the corners and the head of the spine and three closed tears varying in length from .5 inch to 1 inch. There are also a few small, unobtrusive ink marks (.25 inch in length) at the bottom left of the rear face. Despite the jacket showing a bit of age and wear, this is a collector worthy example of an important work. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A111.1.a, Woods/ICS A45(a.1), Langworth p.197.

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        Chronicle of My Life

      London: Gollancz, 1936. First English edition. 8vo. Illustrated. 286 pp. Publisher's black cloth, repaired at head of spine, in yellow printed dust jacket, spine darkened and chipped with some loss to title, small book ticket to spine . Inscribed on the ffep, "A Sam & Louise Dushkin. Leur ami, I Stravinsky. Paris 30.3.36." Samuel Dushkin (1891-1976) was a concert violinist who worked closely with Stravinsky on the composition of the latter's Violin Concerto (1931), his first major work for the instrument. Dushkin premiered the work in concert with Stravinsky conducting the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Stravinsky recounts his collaboration with Dushkin on pp. 268-278 of his memoir. "I was very glad to find in him, besides his remarkable gifts as a born violinist, a musical culture, a delicate understanding, and - in the exercise of his profession - an abnegation that is very rare" (p. 270). Stravinksy was inspired by his success with the Violin Concerto to compose a sonata for violin and piano which he took on tour with Dushkin to Europe and America, "- a deeper knowledge of the violin and close collaboration with a technician like Dushkin had revealed possibilities which I longed to explore" (p. 275). An important association, marking a milestone in the expansion of Stravinksy's evolution as a composer

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        Saint Overboard

      Published by Hodder and Stoughton Limited, London First Edition 1936. London 1936. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original deep navy cloth covers, deep yellow title and author block lettering to the spine, chart of the Channel Islands and coast of France to the front end papers. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 320 printed pages of text. A little brown ghosting to the end papers, small rubs to the corners of the spine ends. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper without any restoration and having a vertical crease line to the lower cover, one 10 mm tear to the top of the spine, priced 7/6 to the spine, spine colours not faded, white paper to the lower cover clean and not discoloured, superb original condition dust wrapper. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. We currently hold in stock 15 other titles by this author. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Alice's Adventures Under Ground

      [Vienna: Privately printed by Max Jaffe, for Eldridge Johnson,, 1936]. Octavo. Original limp green morocco, double gilt rules, titles in gilt on front cover, yellow endpapers, gilt edges; in original green board slipcase. Collotype facsimile reproducing manuscript text and 37 illustrations by the author, 14 full-page; mounted photograph of Alice Liddell at foot of last page, with loose folded overslip. A fine copy. A rare facsimile of Carroll's original manuscript of Alice's Adventures under Ground, privately printed for Eldridge Reeves Johnson (1867–1945), who bought the manuscript from Dr Rosenbach in 1928. Johnson had made his fortune as co-founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company. The exact edition size is not recorded, though it is likely to have been 50 copies only. "It is not too extravagant to say that this production is as near perfection as is possible for a printed facsimile. It has been said that if this facsimile is put beside the original, the only way that they may be distinguished is that the facsimile is in better condition" (Selwyn Goodacre & Denis Crutch, Jabberwocky, 1978).

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        Pigeon Post [Swallows and Amazons Number Six]

      London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1936. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good+/Very Good) A very tidy copy, in a tidy dust jacket. ______ All notable faults: Book has minor foxing on the page ends and one short tear to the edge of page 105/6. Dust jacket has minor surface dirt on the lower panel, one chip, approximately 25 mm (7/8 of an inch) deep at the head of the lower fore-edge, one chip, approximately 10 mm (3/8 of an inch) deep at the head of the spine and some minor wear on the corners and edges. ______ Dust jacket conservation: Chips have been stabilised with Japanese paper, using Methyl Cellulose conservation adhesive [fully reversible] . 17005. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [6 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book. [Hammond A30a and Cowen, page 80]] .

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        Goodbye to Berlin

      Hogarth Press, 1936. 1st edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author by means of his signature (and printed name) mounted to the title page. The oatmeal boards are slightly rubbed and marked, the pages are very clean indeed. The dustjacket has bright artwork, with some creases and some repairs, including to the lettering, but the cream rear panel is, mercifully, barely rubbed at all. The author&#39;s most famous work, about lives in Berlin before the Second World War (&#39; brilliant sketches of a society in decay&#39;, as George Orwell put it), and looking well on the shelf.

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        The first two volumes of the influential Journal of Symbolic Logic, containing the first printings of four seminal papers in the history of computers and computer logic: I. CHURCH, 'A note on the Entscheidungsproblem,' Vol. 1 (1936), pp. 40-41; [with] 'Correction to A note on the Entscheidungsproblem,' Vol. 1 (1936) pp. 101-2; II. CHURCH, [Review of] A. M. Turing, 'On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem,' Vol. 2 (1937) pp. 42-43; III. TURING, 'Computability and &lambda;-definability,' Vol. 2 (1937) pp. 153-63; IV. POST, 'Finite combinatory processes-formulation 1,' Vol. 1 (1936) pp. 103-5.The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1936-37. First edition.

      First printings by Alonzo Church, Alan Turing, and Emile Post that helped provide the theoretical foundation for the modern computer: I. Alonzo Church's solution to the 'Entscheidungsproblem,' proving that an algorithm could not be created to solve every mathematical problem; II. Church's acknowledgement and analysis of Alan Turing's solution to the same problem; III. Alan Turing's synthesis of the two methods; IV. Emil Post's conceptual creation of what would become known as 'Post's machine,' a powerful model for the computer considered to be equivalent to that of Turing. <br/><br/> In 1936, working independently, Alan Turing in his landmark 'On Computable Numbers' and Alonzo Church in 'A Note on the Entscheidungsproblem' [I] offered solutions to the famous '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 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 [in paper III] 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" (Britannica). <br/><br/> "Church's paper [I], submitted on April 15, 1936, was the first to contain a demonstration that David Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem' - i.e., the question as to whether there exists in mathematics a definite method of guaranteeing the truth or falsity of any mathematical statement - was unsolvable. Church did so by devising the '&lambda-calculus.' A few months earlier, Church had earlier shown the existence of an unsolvable problem of elementary number theory, but his 1936 paper was the first to put his findings into the exact form of an answer to Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem.' Church's paper bears on the question of what is computable, a problem addressed more directly by Alan Turing in his paper 'On computable numbers' published a few months later" (Hook & Norman: <i>Origins of Cyberspace</i>, 250). <br/><br/> "Church coined the phrase 'Turing machine' in his review [II] of Turing's paper 'On computable numbers.' With regard to Turing's proof of the insolvability of Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem,' Church acknowledged that 'computability by a Turing machine has the advantage of making the identification with effectiveness in the ordinary (not explicitly defined) sense evident immediately - i.e. without the necessity of proving preliminary theorems'." (Hook & Norman, 251).<br/><br/> "In [III] Turing first completed the cycle of proving that his 'computable functions,' Church's '&lambda; -definable functions,' and the 'general recursive functions' developed by Herbrand, Gödel and Kleene, are all identical" (Hook & Norman, 395). <br/><br/> "The Polish-American mathematician Emil Post made notable contributions to the theory of recursive functions. In the 1930s, independently of Turing, Post came up with the concept of a logic automaton similar to a Turing machine, which he described in [IV] (received on October 7, 1936). Post's paper was intended to fill a conceptual gap in Alonzo Church's paper on 'An unsolvable problem of elementary number theory.' Church had answered in the negative Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem' but failed to provide the assertion that any such definitive method could be expressed as a formula in Church's ? -calculus. Post proposed that a definite method would be one written in the form of instructions to mindless worker operating on an infinite line of 'boxes' (equivalent to the Turing machines 'tape'). The range of instructions proposed by Post corresponds exactly to those performed by a Turing machine, and Church, who edited the <i>Journal of Symbolic Logic</i>, felt it necessary to insert an editorial note referring to Turing's 'shortly forthcoming' paper on computable numbers, and asserting that 'the present article, although bearing a later date, was written entirely independently of Turing's'." (Hook & Norman, 356). <br/><br/> Both Post (whose paper preceded Turing's by two months) and Turing "conceived of what is now called an automaton and described it in similar, mechanistic terms. The men worked independently and in ignorance of each other... The work of Post and Turing made it very clear that from the point of view of formal logics there was no problem to devise codes which were 'in abstracto adequate to control and cause the execution of any sequence of operations which are individually available in the machine and which are, in their entirety, conceivable by the problem planner.' The problem is of a practical nature and is closely allied to that connected with the choice of the elementary operations in the arithmetic organ. The code for a machine is in reality the vocabulary or totality of words or orders that a machine can 'understand' and 'obey.' The designer needs to compromise between his desire for simplicity of the equipment required by the code and the applicability and speed with which the really important problems can be solved. These things are still true today" (Goldstine, <i>The Computer from Pascal to Von Neumann</i>,174, 258).. 8vo (254 x 178 mm), eight quarterly issues of Journal of Symbolic Logic (i.e., the entire two first volumes) in original grey printes wrappers. Provenance: With the signature of Swedish logician Thorild Dahlquist to the verso of the front wrapper in each issue. Custom cloth box. A very fine set. Rare in such good condition

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        25 Jahre Dienst Am Deutschen Film, 1911-1936

      Berlin: Geyer-Werke, [1936]. A little light foxing to the covers, else near fine in screw bound heavy wrappers, housed in a snap-closed slipcase (lightly worn and discolored).. First Edition. Square quarto. Company book for German film company Geyer-Werke. 14 pages of text and 20 tissue-guarded full-page photographs or photomontages, printed in heliogravure. While individual photographers are unnamed, the images are credited to the company, Geyer-Werke, and Berlin photo-studio, H.V.Perkhammer.

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      Trabajos Del Instituto provincial De Higiene. 29 Páginas., Castellon 1936 - Curiosa publicacion de cine divulgativo y sanitario, realizada por este inspector provincial de la epoca. INENCONTRABLE. Etiqueta antigua biblioteca particular. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CUP OF GOLD. A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History

      New York: Covici.Friede, 1936 First Book. First edition thus. A lovely example of the second issue of the Covici edition but the first to be issued with new sheets. The first issue was red cloth & used McBride sheets. Preface for this edition by Lewis Gannett. 8vo., Publisher&#39;s original blue cloth covered boards. A splendid example in near fine or better condition with the spine guilt still fresh, a state rarely encountered with this title; tight, square & unmarked - the text block fresh & creamy [a couple of tiny spots of foxing on the endpapers], in the second state dustwrapper with the "Mice And Men" mention on the front panel & without the publisher&#39;s imprint on the spine or flaps printed in 1937, in near fine or better, bright condition. A very nice copy of this 70 year old issue. Perfect for the Steinbeck completist.. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        SKY HIGH

      Newnes 1936 - 1st 1936. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black title to spine. 251 pages. The First in the Steeley Series, a young adventurer of the skies. Two inscriptions in ink to front endpaper. Contained in 2nd impression wrapper (only difference from 1st in on rear panel). Wrapper has 2cm loss to base of spine and 3 to 7mm loss from top of spine, loss has been diguised by photocopy loosely laid underneath. Front flap has had price-cut - 2cm diameter hole. Rare to find any copy in a dustwrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Old Spain 54 of 265 SIGNED & with 2 original drypoint etchings

      Macmillan 1936 London. First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. No. 54 of 265 2 volumes folio 1936. Drawings by Muirhead Bone; Descriptions by Gertrude Bone. Limited Edition, 2vols. etched vignette titles, num. etched plates (some coloured) & other illus., tan morocco, gilt-lettered & panelled spines, gilt tops with other edges uncut (the leather turn-ins have offset onto free e/ps. as always). Other than this a mint set. Exceptional condition.& Together with two original signed drypoint etchings of The Apse Leon Catherdral and Roman Bull excavation at Merina, tissue guards within mounts, SIGNED by the artist in lower margins, held in a leather backed board and card portfolio, with printed lable on upper cover. This additional supplement also in Fine to Mint condition.& A truly superb set.

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        Old Spain

      London: Macmillan, 1936. First edition. leather_bound. Orig. full brown pigskin, deluxe portfolio in quarter brown pigskin and boards with front cover paper label. Teg. Fine. 3 vols/No Dust Jacket. Bone, Muirhead. 235 pages. Elephant folio, 52.5 x 36 cm. Limited edition, copy 42 of 250 signed by Muirhead and Gertrude Bone. Host of full-page lithographs -- black and white, plus smaller illustrations within the text, and some plates in color. Printed by Oxford University Press on quality stock. Together with two drypoints by Bone housed in separate portfolio: "The Apse, Leon Cathedral" and "Roman bull Excavated at Meridia," each signed in pencil. Index. Bone served Britain in WW I as its first official war artist. After the armistice he was influential in promoting his comrades, war artists William Orpen and Wyndham Lewis. Fresh, very bright set.

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        VENTURA PREFERIDA. Poemas de .

      Eds. Héroe, Manuel Altolaguirre, Impresor, Madrid 1936 - 1ª ed. 16.5x22.5. 119pp. 1h. Rústica. Muy buen ejemplar que conserva casi intacto (menos un agujero en la parte posterior) su envoltorio original en papel 'glassene'. Al igual que 'Misteriosa Presencia' de Gil-Albert, este libro está en rústica, y en un tamaño mayor a de los otros títulos de la colección Héroe de Altolaguirre con su distintiva encuadernación en cartoné. Luelmo, nacido en Valladolid en 1904, formó parte de la vanguardia castellana, dirigiendo las revistas Meseta y Ddooss. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist

      Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Two volumes. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1936. 1st. vii,[i],673,[1]; xl,661,[1]pp. Portrait & 5 illustrations. 750 copies issued. Original linen-backed blue-paper boards with printed paper labels to spines. Spare labels present. Very slight foxing to endpapers. A near fine, bright & very handsome set. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Perfect Specimen

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Cezanne Son Art - Son Oeuvre

      Paris: Paul Rosenberg, 1936. First edition. Paperback. Orig. printed wrappers. Very good. 2 vols./No Dust Jacket. Cezanne, Paul. 407 & 406 pp. Large 4to, 1634 illustrations. The rare, original edition of the catalogue raisonne printed in Limited edition, copy 250 of 1000. Illustrations in Vol.II printed on coated paper. Text untrimmed and unopened. FREITAG 1551. RIGGS p169. Aquamarine colored front cover with lettering in pale yellow. Wrappers chipped and worn. Volume spines reinforced with archival tape, backstrip Vol.II chipped at extremities.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in Color Dustjacket Illustrated by C.A. Federer of Alice with Blonde Hair Pulled back with Blue Scarf , wearing Pink & White Dress is standing by Table where Lrge Brown Rabbit in Red, Yellow & White, Muskrat & Man with T

      Garden City, New York. Printed in U.S.A. 1936 - HBDJ, UNDATED, EARLY Vintage Around 1936, Orange Cloth Hard Cover with Pasted On Color Label Duplicates DJ Artwork. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. NF+ orange hardcover with paste-on picture in a very good- jacket. Jacket has small rips and stress marks on edges & along crease fold DJ some Wear, some Light chips on DJ spine Ends and back cover DJ small Edge Chips shnows b/w Photo of Mother Reading to Her 3 Children by Fireplace with Blurb. Mostly clean and bright. Color illustrations. No date. 215 PGS, Interior nice, tight clean light Fox, Wear, 6 1/4 X 8 3/4 IN. APPROX. Publishers Red Topstain on Outer pgs Top edge. , Color Frontispiece of Alice wearing Floral Dress with Pink Sash Ringing Doorbell at Beautiful Red Brick House with White Front Door, with Large Frog wearing Long Blue Coat & Red Vest Looking up at Her with his Big Eyes. There&#146;s No Sort of Use of Knocking said the Footman. & 7 More Illustrations in Color inside besides Frontispiece on List of Colour Color Dustjacket Illustrated by C.A. Federer of Alice with Blonde Hair Pulled back with Blue Scarf , wearing Pink & White Dress is standing by Table where Lrge Brown Rabbit in Red, Yellow & White, Muskrat & Man with Tophat of White Trimmed in Black blue Coat & Large White Collar are seated Table Sipping Tea in Garden, Perhaps none of us has Ever Seen az White Rabbit take a Watch out of His WaistcoatPocket, Except Alice, who happened to be Tired of Sitting on the River Bank Beside Her Sister. It must have been Rather Astounding, & to us it is Small Wonder That her Curiosity Led her down Into the Rabbit Hole to Wonderland. So as Long as you can&#146;t go to Wonderland Yourself to see the Pool of Tears & Queen&#146;s Croquet Ground & Lobster Quadrille, we&#146;ll have to Tell you all About It. You can Hear the Mock Turtle&#146;s Story & Find out who Stole the Tarts from The Queen of Hearts EtcThe illustrations depict Alice's adventures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Astounding Stories 1936 February, March, April, June : The Four Lovecraft Issues

      Street & Smith, 1936. ........Original pulp magazine, four issues. All four Lovecraft issues. All are vg+. February issue has a 1/4" tear at upper left front cover, March and April have previous owner name at top of the first page, June has a 1/4" chip at top of spine. .................. First Edition, First Printing. Paper. Very Good. Illus. by Howard V. Brown. Pulp Magazine.

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      Tunis: Editions de Mirages, 1936. Small quarto. 49 pp. From an edition of 380 copies, this is one of ten copies printed on Hollande paper. The first edition of a text that Matisse would later illustrate for one of his greatest books. Beautifully bound by Jacques Anthoine Legrain in full tan morocco, with the front and back covers featuring a delicate swirling pattern of gilt tooling accented by onlaid slivers of red morocco. Burgundy suede endpapers. A.e.g. Legrain, who was the son-in-law of acclaimed French binder Pierre Legrain, is noted for his subtle manipulation of spaced curves, which is used in this example to provide a sense of concentricity to the design. Very fine in wood-paneled slipcase, trimmed in morocco.

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      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936. First edition. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the book with spine gilt oxidized and cloth a trifle faded. Original flaps attached to the rear paste-down, showing the original $2.00 price and with "Chicago University" misprint. Excellent condition for a book that was widely read, annotated and shared.& & With a print run of just three thousand copies, first editions of this work are scarce; we could find no copies sold at auction. Generally regarded as the first best-seller "self-help" book, it has sold over 15 million copies and been translated into more than thirty languages. Required reading at many universities, Carnegie&#39;s theories are still as relevant today as 75 years ago. Just this year the Library of Congress included this title within its exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." An incredibly influential and iconic work and one that fits within several different types of collections: literature, culture, Americana, self-help, business, and others. Near Fine.

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        Address of President Roosevelt Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States

      Philadelphia: N.p., 1936. (5)ff. A signed typewritten speech, given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt on June 27, 1936, in acceptance of his nomination as the Democratic candidate for president. Roosevelt signed the speech at the end in blue ink, and the pages have sixteen corrections in blue pencil, with one sentence that has been crossed out. In the 1936 election, Roosevelt was the incumbent and had already started work on his New Deal in the midst of the Great Depression. In the speech, Roosevelt acknowledges his &#147;grave responsibility&#148; to the American people, but, in light of the relief brought by his New Deal programs, he also emphasizes that &#147;...we have won against the most dangerous of our foes &#151; we have conquered fear.&#148; He addresses economic inequality and denounces the &#147;economic tyranny&#148; of the &#147;privileged princes of these new economic industries&#148; who had &#147;concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people&#146;s property, other people&#146;s money, other people&#146;s labor &#151; other people&#146;s lives.&#148; At the end of the speech, he states that &#147; in America we are waging a great war. It is not alone a war against want and destitution and economic demoralization. It is a war for the survival of democracy. We are fighting to save a great and precious form of government for ourselves and for the world.&#148; Following this, in all capital letters, he closes the speech by saying &#147;I accept the commission you have tendered me. I join you. I am enlisted for the duration of the war.&#148; Roosevelt won the election in a landslide victory, with all but eight electoral votes, in a time of economic instability and high unemployment; his accomplishments and rhetoric were no match for his opponent, Republican Alf Landon. Pages measure 8 by 14 inches. The pages are stapled and taped together at the top, and the area stapled has been reinforced with a strip of paper adhered to the blank verso of the last page. Creases to the pages from being folded into quarters, perhaps to fit into the President&#146;s pocket, else in fine condition.

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        The Story of Ferdinand

      New York: Viking, 1936. First edition of this classic work. Warmly inscribed by Munro Leaf. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket that shows some of the usual fading to the spine and a small chip to the front panel. One of the most sought after children&#39;s book of the twentieth century, particularly scarce in this condition and signed. This is perhaps one of the finest 20th-century examples of the inspired wedding of a text and illustrations to make a children&#39;s book that as a whole is even greater than the sum of its parts-which are in themselves very fine indeed. The simple, delightful Leaf story about a Spanish bull who prefers the fragrance of flowers to the roar of the bull-ring is lovingly illustrated by Robert Lawson. The overworked word &#39;classic&#39; is well deserved here. Children have adored The Story of Ferdinand ever since the book was published" (Early Children&#39;s Books and Their Illustrations).

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        Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain [Little Tim Series Number One]

      Oxford: Oxford University Press, No date stated [1936 actual]. First Edition. Hardback. Fair/[No dustjacket]: A reasonably presentable example. All notable faults: Very heavy wear on the backstrip, heavy wear on the corners and edges and regular light to moderate marks. Dustjacket not present. 18159. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition.

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      [Paris]: Editions G.L.M., 1936.. Small octavo. Typographically decorated wrappers. Mounted black & white photograph as frontis (after a drawing by Hans Bellmer). A fine copy. First edition of the precocious author&#39;s third book. One of 170 numbered copies on vélin, from a total edition of 205 (plus h.c. copies). Prassinos (born in Turkey in 1920) was quickly adopted by the surrealists as a creator of automatic writing par excellence. Her first book, LA SAUTERELLE ARTHRITIQUE was published in 1935, accompanied by a preface by Paul Éluard and a photograph by Man Ray.

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        New Orleans and its living past

      The first edition of the famous, New Orleans based photographer's first book of photographs, limited to 1030 copies, 1000 numbered for sale and signed by the contributors. Offered is example 46, number written in black ink, a low number copy in collectible condition, signed by the co-authors with well-executed full signatures on the justification page, Laughlin in blue ink, Cohn in black, the 63 silver gelatin photographs finely reproduced by the gravure process on an excellent woven paper, each on its own plate with facing descriptive text printed from type, some photos as large as 242 x 179 mm, complete in the publisher's ripe red peach woven cloth boards sewn with cream endpapers with bordeaux morocco label with gilt letters and cordovan paper board slipcase with beige paper label; no jacket issued; photographs in Laughlin's earlier style, taken 1936-38, chiefly at eye level of old and historic buildings and architectural elements he found distinctive, including lesser known house examples, inner patios & staircases, and fine ornamental wrought ironwork (balconies, railings, gates and door entries), some photos done while Laughlin was working for the Works Progress Administration Historic American Building Survey. CONDITION SUMMARY: Pages: bright and clean: outer bottom corner bump continues through: plate 27 (slightly wider) has slight fore-edge wear and 6 other slightly wider plates have slight fore-edge thumbing at slipcase pull and several tiny tears. Binding: Fine. Boards: bright and clean except spine with light sun fade and trace soiling: outer bottom corner bump on both sides, light on upper. Title Label: Fine. Case: Good; spine edges with wear including a foot bump and some splitting on either side of foot for 17 and 22 mm respectively; rear side with spots of light abrasion; title label toned with neatly penned copy number at foot, the inner edge with multiple tiny chips with loss. SIZE: Book: 322 x 250 mm (12.68 x 9.84 inches). Pages: 315 x 245 mm (12.4 x 9.65 inches): Full-Page gravures to 242 x 179 mm (9.53 x 7.05 inches within margins). PAGINATION: Confirmed complete; 172 pages with 63 fine b/w photograph plates with facing description. [6] leaves, preliminaries including half-title page, justification, frontispiece plate and title page; (1)-32 pages, overview of city from its beginnings through American Civil War with some description through 1917, each sheet with author heading on one side and title heading on other; [63] leaves, plates division sheet and suite of 62 plates with facing descriptive text of structures on Royal St, Bourbon St., Esplanade Avenue, etc, ending with 3 plates of Mardi Gras scenes. LAUGHLIN: His legacy has continued to grow since his death, with several books on life and work published in last decade and exhibitions continue to be mounted, including "The Dark Side", curated by Arthur Drooker. Taught himself to use a view camera at age 25 and began to work as a freelance architectural photographer. Early career included photographs for various branches of the Federal Government including the WPA Historic American Building Survey, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Strategic Services. He also did work for Vogue, but quit after a dispute with editor, Edward Steichen. Had his first show in 1936 at the Delgado Museum, New Orleans, and in New York, at the influential Julien Levy Gallery in 1940. He would go on to have many one-man exhibitions, several in prominent museums, including a major retrospective in 1973 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Re: his decadent, dark side aesthetic and use of multiple exposure techniques, he said his aim was; "to probe the intangible psychological jungle in which every object is enmeshed". He made the majority of his 17,000 large-format negatives in Louisiana (1935-1965): with views of plantations, cemeteries, still lifes and New Orleans buildings and city scenes. (Collection is at the University of Louisville.) The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Historic New Orleans Collection hold prints of many of his works. COHN: a southerner and former resident of New Orleans as manager of Feibleman's Department Store, (later a Sears Roebuck), corner of Tchoupitoulas and St. Joseph; he wrote 10 books and many articles on aspects of American history and is perhaps best remembered for a famous sentence penned about the Mississippi River, later appropriated by Faulkner; "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg"; papers at the University of Mississippi. ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        A Gun for Sale

      William Heinemann, London,, 1936. An Entertainment. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, claret endpapers. Ownership signature to front pastedown, spine lightly cocked and a touch faded. First Edition, First Impression of one of Greene&#39;s most notable and least common early novels.

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        Washington Jitters

      New York / London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Gold cloth, lettering and illustration stamped in blue on upper board and spine; illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed by Trumbo on the front free-endpaper, thusly: "For Cleo Hefflon -- with many good wishes from one who is highly flattered! Dalton Trumbo / Hollywood / May 31, &#39;38." Just a little faint soiling along edges of text block, otherwise book is fine. Dust jacket a little scuffed along the edges, else fine, in mylar. An excellent copy.

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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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#150;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&#39;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&#151;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&#151;Newsreel, Camera Eye, biographies, and narratives&#151;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 &#39;an 1865 book, American Climatology, which suggested that North American storms followed the 42nd Parallel,&#39; and the &#39;novel seemed to follow its characters as if they were so many storms crossing the continent.&#39; . . . [Denning] also points out the fateful timeline for Dos Passos&#146; completion and publication of The 42nd Parallel. Dos Passos finished work on the first volume &#39;a few weeks before the Wall Street crash,&#39; and the book &#39;appeared in February 1930.&#39; . . . 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&#146;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 &#39;the irony of apparent victory, of winning the war and losing the peace.&#39; . . . As he does throughout U.S.A., Dos Passos intersperses his &#39;Camera Eye,&#39; &#39;Newsreel,&#39; 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&#146;s final vision of a divided nation. . . . If Denning is correct in contending that &#39;U.S.A. is no longer a contemporary novel&#133;It is an epitaph for an America that no longer exists,&#39; the problem of political classes, of a divided American nation surely endures.&#39;" (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&#39;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&#39;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. &#147;This book presents architectural elements developed in Japan over a period of 17 years. &#148; 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&#150;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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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&#39; literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams&#39; 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&#39;6 to the spine. This wrapper is either a variant of McIlvaine&#39;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&#39;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).:

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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&#39;s advance review slip tipped in on the title page.

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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&#39;s notebook, recto and verso. Fine

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