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        Die Zeichnungen und Stiche vom Kupfer- und Stahlstecher Karl Moritz Laemmel, geboren am 30. April 1822, gestorben am 17. August 1866 nach Motiven geordnet. Gesamt-Inhaltsverzeichnis.,

      Ohne Ort, 1936 - Mit 176 mont. Illustrationsproben von Lämmel darunter 26 Originalzeichnungen (Bleistift und Kreide) und 140 Probedrucken in Kupfer- und Stahlstich auf 44 grauen Kartonblättern. Beiliegt ein maschinenschriftliches Typoskript, 14 nn. Bll. mit einem Verzeichnis der enthaltenen Illustrationen. Moritz Lämmel, geboren 1822 in Leipzig, besuchte ab 1844 die Akademie der Bildenden Künste in München, mit den Fächern Kupferstecherei und Druckgrafik. In allen einschlägigen biographischen Notizen zu seinem Lebenslauf ist kein Todesdatum vermerkt, bzw. Todesdatum unbekannt angegeben. Das vorliegende Gesamtverzeichnis (?) seiner Werke ist wie folgt gegliedert: I. Zeichnungen (26 Bilder). II. Buch-Illustrationen (29 Bilder). III. Weibliche Porträts (17 Bilder). IV-VI. Männliche Porträts (104 Bilder). Die Kupfer- und Stahlstiche zumeist Probeabzüge und Abzüge vor der Schrift teils mit handschriftlichen Anmerkungen von Lämmel. Unter den Originalzeichnungen befinden sich drei Portraits von Lämmel von seinem Sohn Martin Lämmel. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Halbleinenmappe d. Zeit mit Metallösen. Folio (435 x 350 mm). Blätter gelockert, sonst sehr schöne Gesamterhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Banzhaf]
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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1936. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper, a couple of small ink annotations to contents. Very lightly rubbed at ends of spine, endpapers lightly toned. An excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with some small chips and short closed tears and a tanned and spotted spine panel. First edition, first impression. Written in the aftermath of the great depression, Keynes's masterwork is generally regarded as probably the most influential social science treatise of the century; it quickly and permanently changed the way the world looked at the economy and the role of government in society.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Motion Picture Version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet: The Play

      Random House 1936 - "A Motion Picture Version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet: The Play & The Complete Screen Script" First edition thus. 8vo. 9" x 6 1/4". 10 b/w halftone photographs from the film. Dust jacket (price clipped; chip at head of spine). Very good. 290 pages. $950.00 Essays Irving G. Thalberg; William Strunk, Jr.; Norma Shearer; Leslie Howard,; John Barrymore; George Cukor; Talbot Jennings; Cedrig Gibbons; Adrian; Oliver Messel; Max J. Herzberg. Signed and inscribed by Norma Shearer on front free endpaper: "To Eddie Lawrence - With sincerest regards from Norma Shearer Thalberg - Jan. 1938" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        PEGGY COVERS The NEWS. A Dodd, Mead Career Book. With a Foreword by Helen Rogers Reid

      New York:: Dodd, Mead & Co.,. 1936.. 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. x, [2], 270 pp.. Linen cloth binding with black & red stamped lettering. Pictorial eps. Red topstain. Dust jacket.. VG+ (square & tight/light foxing to cloth/pos to ffep)/VG+ (modest. edgewear).. "In 1911, Bugbee got her first [and ultimately, only] newspaper job with the New York Herald (which later became the New York Herald Tribune). BugbeeÕs first important newspaper assignment was to cover a weeks-long march of suffragists from New York City to Albany. Her feminist ideals were reinforced in her founding of the Newspaper WomenÕs Club of New York. Bugbee was one of a handful of prominent female reporters who sought to expand the role of women in the male-dominated world of journalism that existed when she began her career. She was best known for her intimate coverage of Eleanor Roosevelt, beginning in 1933Ñamidst the early days of President Franklin D. RooseveltÕs terms of officeÑand ending with a reminiscence of the former First Lady, written on the day of her death in 1962." [Walker]. Bugbee wrote 5 titles in this series published as part of the Dodd Mead Career Books, of which this was her first. . Frontispiece.

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        Westkarolinen: Songosor, Pur, Merir; Tobi und Ngulu. (Full set of 2 vols.).

      Hamb., Friederichsen De Gruyter, 1935-1936. - 2 vols. Large 4to. XVIII+404;XV+351 pp. With 29 plts. & 428 ills. Bibliogr., vocab., noted music. Softcover. Or.stiff wrp. VG. (Frontcover of 1st vol. sl. chipped). Ergebnisse der Südsee-Expedition 1908-1910, Hrsg. G. Thilenius, II. Ethnogaphie, B, 9. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charbo's Antiquariaat]
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        The Source of the Bow [Original Wood Engraving]

      1936, edition Unknown. () Fine. 16.5 X 10.5 CM (6.5 X 4 inches) original black ink wood engraving on paper. In 2.5 CM (1 inch) brushed gilt decorative wooden frame with only very slight wear. Off white acid free matting. In extremely good condition, with no fading or acid burn. Crisp, and clear. Frame measures 33 X 32.5 CM (13 X 10 inches). Metal wire hanger across back. To the bottom right of the image is Phillips' signature (in pencil). A great image. Boulet MBL217. Edition unknown. A bold image depicting flpwing water under sharp and jagged rocks. The excellent quality of framing and pristine condition makes this print especially desirable. Walter Joseph Phillips (October 25, 1884 – July 5, 1963) was an English-born Canadian painter and woodcutter, acclaimed as one of Canada's most famous printmakers and for popularizing the colour woodcut in the style of the Japanese. His artistic career spanned from the 1900s through the 1940s, during which time his work was exhibited throughout North America and Great Britain. In 1940 he was asked to become a resident artist at the Banff Centre, then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he played an important role in the development of their visual arts program- It's Walter Phillips Gallery, which focuses on contemporary art, is named after him. The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta holds an extensive collection of Phillips works and a research archive..

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        Le cirque *

      Au Verseau, Lausanne (1936). - Broché 27 x 22, couverture imprimée rempliée. Bel exemplaire de ce livre un peu fragile, deuxième édition onze ans après la première. L'agréable typographie, mise en page avec un rien d'audace, est aimablement prolongée par les sept hors texte; la huitième composition, qui nous a quelque peu perturbé, se trouve être la vignette de titre. L'imagerie, très travaillée dans le détail, représente divers personnages et numéros des plus typiquesCe texte admirable dédié à Richard Heyd, non repris dans les oeuvres complètes et qui est resté d'une diffusion plutôt restreinte (les deux premières éditions n'en totalisent pas 350 exemplaires) est une sorte de réflexion poignante sur la solitude humaine, révélée dans la foule par la venue d'un petit cirque en ville.Notre exemplaire comporte, exceptionnellement, la suite des 7 hors texte sur Chine, habituellement réservée aux 10 exemplaires de tête.Un illustré de Ramuz très réussi, sur un troisième papier qui a beaucoup plus de corps (et de classe) que le dernier, déjà bien rare et disponible aussi sur demande, broché ou sous ravissante demi reliure signée de Semet & Plumelle. [Bringolf 32a] Première édition illustrée. L'un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande, outre 10 Chine nominatifs signés avec suite et 5 planches refusées sur Japon, 20 Japon et 155 vélin teintés.

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      London: Chatto & Windus 1936 - No. 98 of an edition limited to 200 copies, of which 190 were for sale. Signed by Huxley on the limitation page. Octavo. 619 pp. Brown cloth spine and hinges with gilt titling. Decorative paper over boards. Top-edge gilt. Most pages unopened. Weight is 2.5 lbs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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      New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1936). First Edition. Hardcover. Owner name on the front endpaper. Spine sunned. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A later printing of the First Trade Edition of Frost's third Pulitzer Prize winner. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page to a professor at the University of Texas, Philip Graham, with two stanzas, a total of eight lines, from the poem "A Drumlin Woodchuck," which is included in this volume: "My own strategic retreat/Is where two rocks almost meet/And still more secure and snug/A two-door burrow I dug./With those in mind at my back/I can sit forth exposed to attack/As one who shrewdly pretends/That he and the world are friends.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        New Hampshire

      New York: Henry Holt and Company 1936 - 8vo., green boards and cloth lettered in black; minor rubbing to corners. First edition, later printing. A presentation copy, inscribed: "To William M. Pinkerton, for a number of reasons from his friend and teacher, Robert Frost, Harvard 1941," on the free endpaper. The descendant of the Pinkerton family, who founded Pinkerton Academy, where Frost taught, William M. Pinkerton was a student of Frost's at the University of Michigan and subsequent director of public affairs at Harvard University. A scarce publication with a significant presentation [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        LIFE LINES

      London: Chapman and Hall. 1936. "4to. Unpaginated [46 numbered plates, plus prelims]. Illustrated with b/w gravures. A series of studies of female nudes; some dramatically lit high- contrast work, and sensuous soft-focus portraits. A lovely collection. Please note: Oversized volume: this book will require additional shipping for destinations outside the US. Please write for details; we will ship at cost." Printed beige cloth, with some darkening at edges. Dust jacket present: age-toned, rubbed and nicked, missing pieces at top of spine and at back edge. Foxing to end-papers and a faint mustiness to book, but no signs of damp; internals clean and very good.

      [Bookseller: Alta-Glamour Inc.]
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        CUP OF GOLD

      New York: Covici Friede. 1936. First Edition; 2nd state. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Near Fine price clipped dust jacket. Flaps are clipped on all four corners, owner book plate. Steinbeck's first book. This is the second state of the binding with blue cover and a first state of the dust jacket, without the publisher's seal on the spine. Has protective mylar wrapper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        The Book of the Piscatorial Society 1836-1936

      London: The Piscatorial Society , 1936. Green cloth covers with gilt fish and title on front, blindstamped ruled margins, gilt title on spine. 34 full page black and white plates plus frontispiece in colour. 128pp. Gilt upper page edges, roughcut lower, marbled grey endpapers. Three 2mm rubs, on spine ends and one corner. Light age toning to endpapers and margins of outer pages, no other markings. Undated, assumed 1936. 890g.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        Aesop's Fables

      London: G. Harrap and Co., 1936. 312pp, [2]. Original full vellum, semi-raised bands, spine in six panels, title to second panel, grape device to fourth, with date to foot, covers with double fillet border and grape device corner pieces, upper cover with fox device to centre, all in gilt, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, in original publishers slipcase (spotted and worn to edges), with original paper label to spine. Spine very slightly dulled, very minor rubbing. Very light foxing to edges of text block, previous owners book label to foot of front pastedown, otherwise internally bright and clean. With twelve full-page copper plate engravings by Gooden. One of five hundred copies, this being number three hundred and forty-two. For Gooden, see Horne, pages 221-2. Signed by Illustrator. First Thus. Full Vellum. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Gooden, Stephen. 8vo. Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        The Gilt Kid; There Ain't No Justice; You're In the Racket, Too

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1936–7. 3 volumes, octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spines in turquoise. With the dust jackets. Ticket of the Dutch department store Magasin Du Nord to each front pastedown. Excellent copies in the dust jackets with very light wear to the extremities. First edition, first impressions of the first three novels by the undeservedly obscure James Curtis, whose works rivalled those of his contemporaries Graham Greene and Christopher Isherwood. Curtis, after a middle class upbringing, embraced leftist politics and turned to the underworld, writing novels about criminals, prostitutes, and boxers. After the 1930s he began a slide into obscurity, and today is one of British literature's great "missing persons". These novels are scarce in jackets, and a set in this condition is a rarity.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pintura Moderna. Asociación Amigos del Museo .Colección Rafael A. Crespo.

      talleres de Francisco Colombo, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires 1936 - Pintura Moderna. Asociación Amigos del Museo .Colección Rafael A. Crespo. DEDICADO FIRMADO Y FECHADO POR RAFAEL CRESPO. Prólogo de Oliverio Girondo.1936 In Folio, 48 pp., (incluye Portada) con el texto de O. Girondo; 5 h., con la catalogación de las obras y 45 láminas con la reproducción de éstas. Encuadernación Original. Ejemplar en muy buen estado, salvo lomo algo desconsolidado .se han impreso de este volumen 325 ejemplares sobre papel Cumberland “Arte”, con 45 reproducciones realizadas por GUILLERMO NAGEL, de los cuales 40 ejemplares, fuera de comercio llevan la firma de Rafael Crespo, y los restantes se hallan numerados del 1 al 285. LA PRESENTE EDICIÓN se terminó de imprimir el 14 de agosto de 1936 en los talleres de Francisco Colombo, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires. ESTE EJEMPLAR PERTENECE A LOS QUE ESTAN FUERA DE COMERCIO Y LLEVA LA FIRMA AUTÓGRAFA DE RAFAEL CRESPO. La pluma de Oliverio Girondo nos regala en estas páginas su mirada sobre los más destacados artistas de la llamada Pintura Moderna (impresionistas y cubistas junto al aullido de los "Fauves"). "Con su aire de improvisación y su aspecto perecedero, las obras de los artistas modernos serán mucho menos perfectas y mucho más impuras. Aunque jamás nos alcancen una verdadera plenitud, es innegable que se adentran más fácilmente en nuestro cariño, pues su disconformidad con cuanto deje de traducir su propio desgarramiento, resume la insatisfacción de nuestra época y el esfuerzo desesperado por encontrar algo a qué aferrarse" Oliverio Girondo. Las 48 páginas del texto de Girondo son una verdadera joya sumada a la calidad de los artistas y la reproducción de sus obras. Sólo para coleccionistas exquisitos. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERÍA DEL SUBURBIO]
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        Mon premier voyage (tour du monde en 80 jours) *

      Gallimard, Paris 10.12.1936. - Broché, couverture imprimée. Dos jauni et tête poussiéreuse. Avec feuillet d'errata poético-ironique? Sur les traces de Jules Verne? dont un hommage sous forme d'image volante, c'est le cas de le dire puisqu'on y voit une montgolfière, reproduit un dessin de l'auteur (daté de 1955), signé à la main des initiales de ce dernier.Dans le prolongement de l'amusement du feuillet d'errata, un drôle de petit ensemble. Édition originale. L'un des 305 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, après 9 Japon et 28 vélin pur fil.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1936

      John Wisden and Co., Ltd., London 1936 - Original brown cloth boards with adverts present on the end papers and paste downs, a clean, tightly bound edition, with no marks or writing inside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryde Bookshop Ltd]
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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1936

      London: John Wisden & Co. Ltd. 1936 - Seventy-third edition. Original hardback. Covers wrinkled and gilt badly faded. A fair copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        LAKE TANA AND THE BLUE NILE. An Abyssinian Quest

      London: MacMillan, 1936 Major R. E. Cheesman. LAKE TANA AND THE BLUE NILE. An Abyssinian Quest. Macmillan, London, 1936. First Edition in Dustwrapper. 8vo., 400pp., green cloth with gilt titles on spine & gilt canoe on front panel. 49 photo illustrations, incl. one long foldout panorama frontis. & one colored folding map at the back. Cheeseman's book painfully written for a second time after his manuscript had been stolen with his car, was the first description of much unexplored country in southern and eastern Gojjam. Cheesman was HM Consul in NW Abyssinia for 9 years & he received permission to survey the Lake Tana region & the Blue Nile as it coursed through Abyssinia to the Sudan. Cheesman travel several times to the region. He journeyed to all the related islands which had never before been visited by any European. He also made the first journey through the lake down the Blue Nile across previously unexplored territory to the furthest point reached by expeditions that had entered Abyssinia from Sudan. An extraordinary adventure & a very important book, here in hansdome collectible condition. A near fine or better copy in a near fine example of the rare dustwrapper. Extremely nice & very uncommon as such indeed. Major Cheesman was H.M. Consul for North-west Ethiopia, 1925-1934. He recorded his surprise on arriving in Ethiopia at finding that the upper waters of "one of the most famous of the rivers of the world, and one whose name was well known to the ancients" was in his lifetime "marked on the map by dotted lines", managed to map the upper course of the Blue Nile between 1925-1933. He did this not by following the river along its banks & through its impassable canyon, but following it from the highlands above, travelling some 5,000 miles (8,000 km) by mule in the adjacent country.. First Edition..

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND (Signed First Edition)

      New York: Macmillan, 1936. First edition. Very Good/Poor. First printing, May 1936, with first issue jacket. A Very Good copy of the book with toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards and some wear at the extremities. In a Poor example of the first issue jacket wtih tape reinforcement all over the jacket verso and also some reinforcement on the recto. Signed by the author on the front free end paper and small bookseller's ticket from Davison Paxon Co. departent store in Atlanta, where the book was first offered for sale and was likely signed. & & A true first, albeit worn 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). Very Good in Poor. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Loyalties, Mesopotamia : a personal and historical record / by Sir Arnold T. Wilson [complete in 2 volumes]

      London ; New York : London : Oxford University Press ; H. Milford, 1936. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 2v.: illus., plates, ports., maps ; 25 cm. Contents: v.1. 1914-1917 --v.2. 1917-1920. Subjects: Wilson, Arnold Talbot, Sir, 1884-1940 -- World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Iraq -- Military history -- Memoirs. Notes: "Reissued in The Oxford Bookshelf, October, 1936." Vol.1 has four folded maps in rear pocket. Finely bound copies in modern leather-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine, with raised bands. Gilt tooling to spine compartments. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        We the Living

      Macmillan 1936 - First Edition, First Printing INSCRIBED and SIGNED by Ayn Rand to William Shapard, but spelled Shepherd "To William Shepherd- in appreciation of my radio interview. Ayn Rand, August 23, 1936. A magnificent copy SIGNED and Dated the same year of the publication of the book. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author with the William Shapard stamp to the front paste down for provenance. We buy SIGNED Rand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      Angus and Robertson 1936 - True first edition.Orange cloth covers with black titles to spine and front cover.Spine very lightly faded,rest is unmarked as near new,lovely.Block is sound and tight,maps to paste downs and prelims,no names or stamps etc.Foxing to page edges.Frontis of Sir Sidney Kidman and 32 photographic plates throughout book.Lovely copy,collectors copy,no DW. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kannagara No Michi (Way of the God Shinto)

      Japan: Iwanami Kogakukai, 1936. A rare title, this is the 1936 reprint of Japanese scholar Kakei Katsuhiko's detailed text examining the divine nature of the Japanese Emperor. Kakei Katsuhiko (1872-1961) was a noted scholar and legal theorist of early 20th century Japan who became a professor of law and legal theory at Tokyo University in 1903. An adherent of the ancient Shinto belief set forth by mid-19th century Kokugaku (National Learning) theorists, he was an ultra-conservative scholar who advocated for the theory that the Emperor equals the state (tenno soku kokka). This volume, approximately 700 pages in length and written entirely in Japanese, examines the relationship between the nation and the Emperor as well as delving into the belief of the divine nature of the Japanese Emperor. There are numerous works of art, including a painting of a red sun showing what Katsukiko believed to be the Emperor's relation to various gods. Additionally, there are tissue guard protected foldouts of script and art, further supporting the Shinto beliefs. The title page bears the twin colophons of the author and the publisher (Iwanami) indicating that this volume was prepared under their personal supervision. There is also a script block indicating that this edition was a special version to be kept at the Empress' household. The book is clean and sound, the binding, pages and art in very nice condition. The cover shows a few age spots but no other signs of wear. The book comes in the original decorated cardboard box, which while age darkened, is still in good condition. This is a most uncommon bit of early 20th century Japanese history, personally prepared by one of the leading scholars of the time.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket (As Issued).

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         Sangaku The Mountain Ñ The Journal of the Japanese Alpine Club

      NF. Tokyo, Nippon Sangaku kai (Japan Sangaku Association). 31 March 1936, First Edition. 23.7 cm.& pp. 48 text (p. 403-411, p. 412-418, p. 419-426, p. 427-450). one drawing of the Kainan Maru in text, 3 full-page black-and-white photographs. PublisherÕs gray paper wraps with black title lettering on front and back cover, spine with black lettering; top and outer page edges uncut.& A very significant publication in that it contains four articles by/or about Nobu Shirase referring to his expeditions to the Antarctic from 1910 to 1912, and to The Kuril Islands and Alaska from 1893 - 1895.& 1. - ÒNankyoku Tanken no omoideÓÑMemory of the Antarctic Expedition by Nobu Shirsase. 8pp.& 2. - ÒChishima no enkakuÓ ÑThe Summary of Chishima, by Nobu Shirase . 7pp.& 3. - ÒShiraseshi no Chishima, Alaska tankenÓÑSupplement to ShiraseÕs Chishima and Alaska Expeditions, 8pp.. & 4. - ÒShirasetai no Nankyoku tanken gaiyoÓÑSummary of ShiraseÕs Antarctic Expedition, 22 pages. & Rare.

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Nothing So Monstrous

      New York: The Pynson Printers, 1936. First separate edition, and first edition of the epilogue. One of 370 copies. Signed by Elmer Adler, owner of the press, for presentation to Howard Eric. With a card signed by the author laid in. Presumably a subscriber, Eric's name nevertheless is not mentioned in Goldstone & Payne along with the other subscribers for whom the edition was intended. Contains several pen and ink drawings of rustic character, illustrating the text. In original marbled boards with orange buckram spine printed in black and ornamented with a leaf design, which also appears either side of folio numbers. Includes original glassine dust jacket, which is slightly chipped at extremities. A very fine copy overall, housed in tan cloth chemise and leather-backed slipcase with gilt stamping on spine. Steinbeck signature card laid in.

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      New York: Covici Friede, (1936). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in just about Fine dustwrapper with a hint of wear. The 1936 issue of Steinbeck's first book printed with remainder sheets of the 1929 first edition and with new front material. The 1929 edition consisted of 1,537 copies while this edition was comprised of no more than 939 copies. This copy in blue cloth (maroon has priority) but is in the first issue of the dustwrapper without the publisher's name printed on the spine. An increasingly uncommon book no longer often seen in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Kidnap Murder Case: A Philo Vance Story

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936 316+[6 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in black cloth with silver lettering to spine and cover. Has the "A" on the title verso. 1st edition. Wright wrote as a critic and journalist until 1923, when he became ill from what was given out as overwork, but was in reality a secret drug addiction, according to John Loughery's biography Alias S.S. Van Dine. His doctor confined him to bed (supposedly because of a heart ailment, but actually because of a cocaine addiction) for more than two years. In frustration and boredom, he began collecting and studying thousands of volumes of crime and detection. In 1926 this paid off with the publication of his first S. S. Van Dine novel, The Benson Murder Case. Wright took his pseudonym from the abbreviation of "steamship" and from Van Dine, which he claimed was an old family name. Wright wrote a series of short stories for Warner Brothers film studio in the early 1930s. These stories were used as the basis for a series of 12 short films, each around 20 minutes long, that were released in 1930 - 1931. Of these, The Skull Murder Mystery (1931) shows Wright's vigorous plot construction. It is also notable for its non-racist treatment of Chinese characters, something quite unusual in its day. As far as it is known, none of Van Dine's screen treatments have been published in book form and none of the manuscripts survive. Short films were popular then and Hollywood made hundreds of them during the studio era. Except for a handful of comedy silents, however, most of these films are forgotten and not listed in film reference books. Wright died April 11, 1939, in New York City, a year after the publication of an unpopular experimental novel that incorporated one of the biggest stars in radio comedy, The Gracie Allen Murder Case, and leaving a complete novelette-length story that was intended as a film vehicle for Sonja Henie, and was published posthumously as The Winter Murder Case. Condition: Unobtrusive book seller's stamp on front gutter of end paper, front past down lightly soiled. Jacket professionally repaired with minor edge wear. A very good copy in like jacket. . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Small Octavo.

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        They Gave Him a Gun

      Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, New York 1936 - First edition. Fine in a very attractive, very good plus dustwrapper with small nicks at the corners. Nicely Inscribed by the author to his daughter: "To Antonia Joyce Cowen, Toni -- My love from Father Jan. 27, 1936." Hardboiled novel about a man who learns to kill in the war, and utilizes his new skills in civilian life. Vivid jacket art juxtaposing the protagonist as a WWI trench soldier, and then as a Prohibition-era gangster. Basis for the 1937 gangster film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and featuring Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, and Franchot Tone. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        M. 9: Un'Aeronave Italiana Durante La Grande Guerra

      Milano - S. A. Fratelli Treves, 1936 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce Italian work examining the use of airships and Zeppelins during the First World War. With several black and white photographic plates. Original paper wraps bound in. The Macchi M. 9 was a flying boat bomber produced in Italy close to the end of World War I, and shortly afterwards. It was a conventional design for its day, with unstaggered biplane wings of unequal span and a single engine mounted pusher-fashion on struts in the interplane gap, close to the underside of the top wing. The pilot and observer sat side-by-side in an open cockpit. While earlier Macchi flying boats had conventional interplane struts, the M. 9 introduced the Warren truss-style struts that would become characteristic of this manufacturer's designs. Around 16 examples were delivered to the Italian Navy prior to the Armistice, and around another 14 were assembled after the end of hostilities. A small number of postwar aircraft were built with four seats under the designation M. 9bis and were used in Switzerland for carrying passengers and mail. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally excellent, very little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean aside from marginal age-toning and the odd spot. Plates remain very bright and clean. Page 225-6 is bound in to the end rather than where it should be. Ink signature of Douglass Whetton and Valerie to title, ink stamp of Douglas Whetton to original paper front wrap. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        The English at Home

      New York: Charles Scribner. 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1936, First Edition. 63 pp. Contains 63 b&w full page photographs with captions in English and French. Hardcover, illustrated boards with red title, 4to. A Near Fine copy in the rare, original acetate dust jacket. The rear cover of the book and of the jacket show staining from red ink or paint. Else, a clean, unmarked copy showing only slight edgewear. The jacket shows some shallow chipping along edges, resulting in maybe %10 loss. Book and jacket now protected in a mylar sleeve. The photographer's first book. Digital images available upon request.

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        Step by Step

      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 the British first edition, first printing, an unusually bright and clean collector-worthy copy, fine in a very good+ dust jacket. The green cloth binding is beautifully clean, square, and unfaded with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. The contents are bright and tight with no spotting and no inscriptions. Even the page edges remain bright and clean. The dust jacket is unclipped, still bearing the original front flap price, and is highly complete, with the only loss being minor chipping at the bottom of the spine. The dust jackets of this edition proved prone to soiling and to toning of the spines. Here, the dust jacket spine remains unusually bright and the jacket remains very clean, with trivial soiling mostly confined to the hinges and flap folds. There are closed tears at the bottom hinges to a maximum depth of about one inch. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. 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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