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        Dr. F. W. Arnold (Redig.): "HEBE" - Ein Pfennig Magazin für Freunde und Freundinnen des Gesangs u Sammlung von einem rheinländischer Tonkünstler. 4. Jahrgang 1839, 1. bis 4. Vierteljahr. Köln (Cöln), Aug. Jos. Tonger 1839. Kl. 4° (ca. 26,5 x 17,5), 208 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit mit einem Goldschrift auf V-Deckel "Zum Andenken für Luise Oppermann. Den 22. September 1841." Mit 4 gestochener Titelseite mit Stadtansicht von Köln. Zustand: Buchrücken aufgehellt, innen vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt noch sehr gut erhaltenes u. sehr seltenes Exemplar. (Die Bibliothek des Beethoven-Haus in Bonn besitzt nur den Jahrgang 1936-1938.)

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      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Muenchen]
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        From Snow to Snow

      NY: Henry Holt, (1936). First edition. Second printing. This copy is inscribed by Frost below the poem "Storm Fear," which opens this selection. Contains a poem for each month of the year, selected by the poet from previously published work. They include two of Frost's best-loved poems, "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping By Woods On a Snowy Evening." Very fine in green linen cloth stamped in silver, with a dust wrapper that shows light, even toning to spine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        NEW PROVINCES. Poems of Several Authors

      Toronto: MacMillan, 1936 NEW PROVINCES. Poems of Several Authors. Toronto: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition of this major Canadian Anthology; the first to publish Canadian Modernist Poetry. Toronto: Macmillan, 1936. First edition. Blue-green cloth covered boards, lettered in black. (x), 77, (1) pp. A fine fresh copy in like dustwrapper edited, with an uncredited four paragraph preface by F.R. Scott with contributions by Robert Finch, Leo Kennedy, A.M. Klein, E.J. Pratt, F.R. Scott, & A.J.M. Smith. Only 500 copies were published. This is the variant [Priority unknown] in blue-green cloth with page size of 204 X 130 mm [also comes in light mid-green cloth, with page size 205 X 125 mm]. Of the 500 copies published, 250 copies were bound May 9/11, 1936. 100 were bound 5 years later on March 27th, 1941 - the status of the balance of 150 copies unknown. A handsome example. Rarely seen as such. $750.00  . 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        The Rock Pool

      Paris: The Obelisk Press,, 1936. Octavo. Original grey wrappers printed in blue. Housed in a blue cloth solander case. Minor abrasion to front blank. Wrappers lightly rubbed, upper joint just starting. Excellent condition. First edition, first printing. A very attractive copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Die Geheimnisse der Tora - Ein Kapitel aus dem Sohar

      Berlin [Leipzig], Schocken Verlag [Oswald Schmidt], 1936.: First Edition; Inscribed; intellectual and spiritual study; jewish; Jewish thinkers; Judaica; Kabbalah; Rare Books; scholarship; Signed; tora; Widmung; Widmungsexemplar. 4°.. Originaler Pappband mit Rückenschildchen. Bindung etwas stärker berieben und gering fleckig. Innen ganz wunderbar und frisch erhalten. Breitrandiges, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Mit handschrfitlicher Widmung von Scholem auf hebräisch - Iyyar 5696 (May, 1936) in Jerusalem. / First edition, one of 150 copies, of Scholem's "Secrets of the Torah." Scholem among the great Jewish thinkers of the Twentieth Century, an activist as well as a scholar. His works served as a touchstone for all succeeding scholarship on Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah. A not quite very good copy in publisher's paper-covered boards. Inscribed by Scholem in Hebrew in Iyyar 5696 (May, 1936) in Jerusalem.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        The Mint

      - Original printer's proof of T.E. Lawrence's "The Mint" published in 1936 by Doubleday, Doran and Company, New York, and printed at The Country Life Press, Garden City, New York. The published version is a modern rarity, with only 50 copies printed (10 were offered for sale to the public at the time for 100,000 British pounds or 500,000 American dollars!) to establish copyright. Our copy is with extensive holograph corrections on almost every page (spelling, spacing, typographic errors, etc). The printed page size is 5 x 7 inches on sheets measuring 9 x 11. Complete in 13 stapled gathering of pages. Comparing our copy to the listing in "T.E. Lawrence: A Bibliography", ours has only a two word title page ("The Mint") with no sub titles; there is also no author, publisher, place or date. There is no half-title or copyright pages. Also not there is the colophon which is found in the published version on the blank reverse of page 200. Our text pages (1) - 199 follows that of the limited edition with all of Lawrence's raw language included. Chipping and tearing to the first outer leaf, otherwise in very good condition. Slipcase fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Barry Cassidy Rare Books]
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      London, The Golden Cockerel Press, 1936.. 2 volumes, complete set 1936, edition limited to 1000 numbered copies, this copy being No. 828, printed in Perpetua type on British mould-made paper. Small 4to, approximately 250 x 185 mm, 10 x 7¼ inches, title pages printed in red, illustrated with Lawrence's numerous drawings, plans and photographs, LACKING 2 FOLDING MAPS, pages: Volume I : 56; Volume II: 62, bound for the publisher in a signed Sangorski and Sutcliffe binding of half crushed rust brown morocco over cream linen sides, raised bands and gilt lettered spines, top edges gilt, the rest untrimmed. Volume I: linen very slightly darkened at edges, small faintly browned area at lower edge of page 3, contents otherwise clean, no inscriptions; Volume II: linen sides as Volume I, 1 small faint pink mark and 1 small pale stain to upper cover, contents clean. A very good set of this early Lawrence item (lacking the 2 folding maps). Volume I contains the thesis that Lawrence wrote for his History degree at Oxford in 1910 with the title "The Influence of the Crusades on European Military Architechture to the end of the Twelfth Century". To research this he visited nearly all the important castles in England and Wales, France, Syria and northern Palestine from 1906-1909. Volume II contains the letters he wrote to his family during his travels to those places. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Travels in Arabia Deserta

      London, Jonathan Cape,, 1936. With an Introduction by T. E. Lawrence. 2 volumes, quarto. Original brown buckram, titles to spines gilt, chestnut top-stain, other edges uncut. Portrait frontispiece to Volume I and 8 other plates, 2 of them folding, numerous illustrations to the text, many full-page, folding coloured map at the rear. Bookplates to the front pastedowns, light foxing to the edges, very slight encroachment into the margins, cloth a little rubbed, spines slightly sunned, a very good set. New and definitive edition, first impression of this edition. "Lawrence's wish to make Travels in Arabia Deserta available to a wider public at affordable prices was realized through re-publication followed by many subsequent editions. The Cape 'Definitive' edition of 1936 was published in a format matching that of 1935 Seven Pillars" (O'Brien).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Language, Truth and Logic

      New York: Oxford University Press, 1936 First American edition of perhaps the most influential English philosophy book of the twentieth century, in which he defines the verification principle of logical positivism. The first edition, published by Gollancz in January of 1936, was limited to only 500 copies. A second printing, published in April of 1936, was published in 250 copies. This American edition, printed from the English sheets, appeared later in 1936. All of these are uncommon in dust jacket. Presentation copies, however, are of the greatest rarity. In forty years of dealing in philosophy books of this nature, we have never before owned one. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt spine. Octavo. Light shelfwear, dust jacket partially browned. Jacket has light edgewear, and tear at spine has been neatly repaired internally with archival tape. A very good copy, scarce in dust jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed: "To Michael Curtis with best wishes from Freddie Ayer May 22, 1985."

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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      1936. Paperback. [JAPANESE POSTER] Osaka Mainichi Shimbunsha. KAGAYAKU NIPPON DAIHAKURANKAI [THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF BRILLIANT JAPAN] & KAGAYAKU NIPPONHAKU Annaiki. The poster was printed by Osaka Seihan printing company in their patented high-quality "HB" process, which they used to reproduce the effect of color woodblock, etc. With an (unread) artist's seal. Dated on the recto April/May 1936 this large poster (60.8 X 107 cm.) displays bold colors and near abstract design which shows the progress of Japanese industry as a freighter ship evolves pictorially in ascent through a great gear wheel, to an airplane, and then a skyscraper with pennants, all mediated by repeated circular images of a golden sun and red sun akadama images from the national flag. Considering its size, the fragility of the paper and its age, the edgewear and creasing, along with a bit of foxing, leaves this piece still unusually clean and bright with older backing and color restoration. Presents very well. Perhaps the most interesting and arresting piece of industrial art design from its time we have seen in a poster format. The accompanying large 8vo. brochure in color wraps is the guidebook for the Exposition. Printed as a revised edition at the time of the show, 1936. Illustrated internally with b+w photo illustrations of exhibits, ceremonies, etc., etc. The rear cover reproduces the very poster that we are offering here. The guidebook is quite worn, with some paper repairs. Very scarce and interesting combination of these ephemeral items from Japan's prewar golden age of design.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. The Cambridge Edition Text, as edited by William Aldis Wright. Including the Temple Notes. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent, With a Preface by Christopher Morley. In two volumes

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1936. Hardcover. Limited edition. Large thick folios. xviii, 779; viii, [780]-1527pp. One of seven hundred fifty numbered sets, signed by Rockwell Kent. Publisher's blue cloth over beveled boards, vellum spine labels, top edges gilt, the others untrimmed. A Near Fine set in the publisher's slipcase, with the illustrated title-label affixed to one board. The corners and extremities are slightly worn, but the case is sound. Overall a Very Good Set. Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        The Street Markets of London

      London: John Miles Ltd., 1936. Former owner's inscription (signed Mary), possibly the author Mary Benedetta, but I can't substantiate; near fine in a good jacket, with several edge chips, most noticeably at the top of the rear panel and the spine heel. A rare jacket in any condition.. First Edition. Thick octavo. 64 Moholy images of London's street markets captured in rich gravure. Underrated subject, and book.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Gone With the Wind

      New York: Macmillan, 1936.. First edition of the author's classic novel. Octavo, original gray cloth. Inscribed by Margaret Mitchell on the front free end paper. First printing, with “Published May 1936” on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. First issue dust jacket, with Gone with the Wind listed in the second column of the booklist on the back panel, with $3.00 cost on the front flap. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket that shows light wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1936. First (British) Printing of this Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine, in Rare and Very Fine Jacket. 260 x 197 mm (10 1/4 x 7 3/4"). 255, [3] pp. First (British) Printing of this Edition. Original publisher's linen boards, original pictorial dust jacket. With 12 COLOR PLATES (including frontispiece) BY ARTHUR RACKHAM, all protected by tissue guards with descriptive letterpress. Latimore & Haskell, p. 74. Dust jacket with tiny chip out of bottom edge of back panel and two very minor closed tears at bottom of front panel, a little chafing at folds, but still A VERY FINE COPY IN A FINE JACKET. This is an especially well-preserved copy of the first British trade edition (appearing the same year as a British limited edition and an American trade edition) of Rackham's "Peer Gynt," written by Ibsen in 1867. The translator here, R. Farquharson Sharp (1864-1945), says that his translation is an improvement over former ones because he has refused the temptation of retaining the rhymed verse of the original. He has instead chosen unrhymed verse in Ibsen's original meter in an attempt to capture the original, literal meaning. Rackham's accomplished full-page color illustrations here are the confident work of a mature artist approaching his 70th year.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Peer Gynt

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., (1936). Quarto. 256pp., + 12ff. plates. One of 460 copies signed by Arthur Rackham. Ibsen's great dramatic poem is illustrated with twelve mounted color plates and numerous black & white drawings. Rackham's dark, imaginative illustrations are perfectly suited to this poetic fantasy, drawn from Scandinavian folklore. Small book label to preliminary page, some light spotting to front cover, else fine in publisher's gilt-stamped full vellum. T.e.g.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Stories of Three Decades

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York,, 1936. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board in blind and to spine gilt, top edge stained red. With the dust jacket. Front free endpaper a little creased, ownership signature to front pastedown, boards very lightly marked but an excellent copy in the somewhat frayed and slightly tanned dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Signed by Mann on an early blank. Includes Death in Venice.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nachlass zu Lebzeiten

      Zürich, Humanitas Verlag, 1936.: 20th century; Association Copies; association copies; Association Copy; Deutsche Literatur; Erstausgabe; European Literature; First Edition; German Literature; Inscribed; Literature; Modern Thought; Rare Books; Signed; Thirties; Widmungsexemplar; World Literature. 8°.. Originale Englisch-Broschur. Kleiner Fleck auf oberem Schnitt. Der Band in speziell angefertigter, bibliophiler Halblederschatulle mit vergoldetem Rückentitel. Seltene Erstausgabe dieses bedeutsamen Widmungsexemplares. Die sehr schöne, handschriftlicher Widmung Musils an: "Doris Gaumann-Wild mit Dank und Gruß ! Zürich, 24. Februar 1939 - Robert Musil". Doris Gaumann-Wild war eine Züricher Akademikerin die einen gelegentlichen literarisch-künstlerischen Salon leitete der sich mit wichtigen literarischen Neuveröffentlichungen der Zeit beschäftigte. Es war in diesem literarischen Zirkel, wo Musil auf Einladung von Doris Gaumann-Wild ein unveröffentliches Kapitel seines unvollendete gebliebenen Werkes "Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften" vorlas (22. Februar 1939). Musil verdankte der Einladung Gaumann-Wilds sein Leben im Exil. Er erwähnte in einem seiner Briefe, dass er oft ein Gast im Hause der Gaumann-Wild's war. Widmungsexemplare von Musil sind äusserst selten. Widmungsexemplare mit solch schöner Provenienz eigentlich unauffindbar.

      [Bookseller: Old Head Books & Collections]
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        Fanciful Tales of Time and Space 1936 Vol. 1 # 1 Fall: The Nameless City / Umbriel / The Forbidden Room / Solomon Kane's Homecoming / The Typewriter / The Man from Dark Valley / The Globe / The Electric World (FIRST & ONLY ISSUE)

      Oakman, AL: Shepherd & Wollheim, Publishers 1st Edition, 1936 ----------stapled pulp/digest magazine, 5-3/4 inches wide, 8-1/2 inches tall, 48 pages. This is the true first (and only) issue of this semi-professional magazine from 1936, and NOT the 1977 reproduction. It has minor bumps to the top left and right corners of the front cover, the pages are toning a bit, and it is a near fine to fine unread one-owner copy. According to the Science Fiction Encyclopedia, only 200 copies of this publication were printed. This particular copy was obtained from Wollheim by the bookseller in the early 1960s, when Wollheim unearthed an unsold batch, and advertised them for sale.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine to Fine. Illus. by Clay Ferguson Jr. (front cover), Duane W. Rimel (story heads). Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

      [Bookseller: John McCormick]
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        The Chinese Exhibition: A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, November 1935 - March 1936

      Faber & Faber, London], 1936. "Chinese Dynasties and Periods, Reign Marks and Dates, The Catalogue, Index of Painters and Calligraphers, General Index, The Plates with Their Descriptions". XXVIII, 160 Pages, followed by 160 plates showing over 350 illustrations. 23.8cm x 29.2cm, red silk covered boards with gold letters, contents bright, clean and tight with no markings. . Very Good +/No Jacket as Issued. 23.8cm x 29.2cm.

      [Bookseller: J.L. O'Rourke, Ltd.]
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        The Black Peril: A Biggles Story [5]

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London 1936 reprinted edition [First Edition March 1935]. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, black lettering and John Hamilton sundial to spine. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 222 pp, no catalogue to rear. Colour frontispiece and four blue tinted illustrations by Howard Leigh. The"Ace" Series verso to half-title page lists 17 titles beginning with 'The Black Peril', ending with 'War in the Air'. Free from foxing, spine not faded, cloth without any marks or rubs and in near Fine condition, colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Black Peril: A Biggles Story [4]

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London 1936 reprinted edition [First edition March 1935]. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, black lettering and John Hamilton sundial to spine. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 222, 35 [pp] illustrated catalogue dated Autumn 1936. Colour frontispiece and four blue tinted illustrations by Howard Leigh [one of which is a copy re-tipped back in]. The "Ace" Series verso to half-title page lists 17 titles beginning with 'The Black Peril', ending with 'War in the Air'. Foxing to half-title page, spine age darkened, light soiling to covers, colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Despot of the World [The ''Ace'' Series]

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London Spring 1936 [First Edition was 1936]. Spring 1936. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, black lettering and sundial to the spine. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 224 printed pages of text followed by 39 page illustrated catalogue dated Spring 1936. 3 [of 4] single-sided monochrome illustrations on coated paper by Howard Leigh. Ink name and a little scattered foxing to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition Howard Leigh illustrated dust wrapper with small pieces of paper missing to the spine ends, tiny chips to the corners, spine slightly sun faded, not price clipped 3s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        Les Serpents de l'Indochine, 2 volumes, complete

      Toulouse: Henri Basuyau, 1936, First edition. Some browning to the original printed wrappers; a clean, near fine copy in a very attractive leather binding. Pp. 141, 13 text-figures, 1 map; 585, 185 text-figures. Full brown calf leather, spine with 5 raised bands and black leather label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in place, sm 4to (26 x 17.5 cm). Volume I: Éstudes sur La Fauna. Volume II: Catalogue Systématique Descriptif. This is the first thorough monograph on the snakes of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

      [Bookseller: Natural History Books]
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      New York: Holt, [1936].. Gilt cloth. Trace of darkening along gutters of pastedowns, otherwise a fine copy, in near very good, lightly chipped dust jacket with some tanning to the spine panel and a short, internally mended tear. First edition, trade issue (ca. 4000 copies thus). Inscribed and signed by Frost in Amherst, June 1936, incorporating the four line final stanza of the poem "Lost in heaven." CRANE A21.1.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        DRAMATIS PERSONAE 1896 - 1902

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936.. Green cloth, stamped in gilt. Frontis portrait after a painting by Augustus John. Very good in chipped dust jacket. First edition (preceding the UK edition by three days). Inscribed in the year of publication: "A.E.F. Horniman from her friend WB Yeats. 1936." Horniman, the daughter of a wealthy tea merchant, joined the Order of the Golden Dawn in January 1890, the context in which she first met Yeats. In later years, Horniman was the primary patron of the Abbey Theatre and served, for a time, as Yeats's amanuensis. For a substantial account of her connection with Yeats, see pp. 709-713 of LETTERS III. This presentation coincided with the end of almost twenty-five years of estrangement between Yeats and Horniman. WADE 186.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Croquet Player. A Story

      London: Chattos & Windus,, 1936. Octavo. Original grey and black boards, printed paper label to spine. With the Harold Jones dust jacket. An excellent copy in the rubbed, nicked and toned jacket. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author to Siegfried Sassoon on the half title, "Siegfried, from H. G., with love to George". George was Sassoon's son, born in 1936, who became a scientist and writer. Loosely inserted are two autograph letters signed from Wells to Sassoon, dated October 28th and November 1st, 1933, organising a dinner party including Cynthia Asquith among the guests. Sassoon and Wells met in 1917, when the younger writer sent his statement against the war to Wells, who was supportive. Sassoon visited Wells in 1922, writing that, "I am grateful to (and full of admiration for) the bristling pugnacious little man for the way he succeeds in influencing (and creating) public opinion in the direction of sanity…" With Sassoon's posthumous bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Story of Ferdinand

      New York: The Viking Press, 1936. Octavo. (71)pp. First edition, signed by the author on the title page. With full-page black & white drawings by Robert Lawson on each recto page illustrating text on the opposite page. The story of Ferdinand the bull, who would rather sit under his favorite cork tree and smell flowers than battle a matador in the bull fighting ring, was an immensely popular children's book in the 1930s, inspiring a hit song, seven subsequent editions, and even a balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, all within just over one year of its initial publication. Shortly thereafter, the book was made into a popular Disney movie, the first original story that Disney ever purchased to use as the basis for a film, according to Barbara Bader, author of American Picturebooks from Noah's Ark to The Beast Within.& & Because the peaceful demeanor of its main character, The Story of Ferdinand inspired considerable controversy when it first appeared. Published in the same year as the onset of the Spanish Civil War, the book was banned in Spain when conservative supporters of Generalissimo Franco denounced the story as leftist propaganda promoting a pacifist ideology. Hitler also condemned the book as propaganda, and it was banned in Nazi Germany, although in Soviet-occupied Poland, it was promoted. Leaf himself responded angrily to the controversy surrounding his book, reports Bader, stating that the gentle Ferdinand was "'just a superior soul, a philosopher, [whose] refusal to fight in the bull ring at Madrid when there was a lovely bouquet to smell was a proof of good taste, and strength of character as well." & & Despite the political turmoil it caused, Ferdinand remained a hit. Its simple message made a strong impression on young readers, as did Robert Lawson's evocative, stylized drawings, which skillfully use distance and perspective to support the emotional tone of the text. Lawson's career got a tremendous boost as a result of Ferdinand, and he would go on to write and illustrate successful children's books of his own.& & The Story of Ferdinand remains a popular picture book to this day, a classic of children's literature. Unsophisticated first editions have become scarce, as the book is prone to rough treatment at the hands of young readers, as well as sun damage to the bright red dust jacket. The jacket on this copy retains its brightness, with virtually none of the usual fading to which it is prone. The book is bound in quarter cloth and decorated paper boards and has illustrated yellow endleaves. A few tiny nicks along jacket extremities, else a very fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Papermaking in Southern Siam

      Chillicothe, OH: Mountain House Press, 1936. Quarto. (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches). Title in red and black, half title. Coloured woodblock frontispiece, 17 photogravure plates, 1 mounted Khoi tree bark sample, 1 mounted specimen of Siamese mould cloth, 3 double-page paper samples (two natural-toned, one "sacred black temple paper"), 4pp. publisher's prospectus loosely inserted. Original black morocco-backed decorated paper- covered boards by Peter Franck of Gaylordsville, CT, the black hand-made paper covering the boards printed in gold and red from old Siamese woodblocks. One of 115 copies numbered and signed by Hunter, this being copy 41. The rarest of the Dard Hunter monographs on primitive papermaking. "This book is an account of a sojourn with Tym, Piung, Pyn, and Luolin Niltongkum at their paper mill in Bangsom. The old Niltongkum family has been making paper by hand along the small canals of Southern Siam for more than two hundred years, and their unique establishment is probably the most interesting primitive paper manufactory in Asia. The compiler of this book was the first Occidental traveller to visit this little-known remote mill ... The book not only describes in detail the making of the various kinds of Siamese paper from the bark of the khoi tree (Steblus asper), but also an account is given of the journey from Singapore to Bangkok through the rubber plantations and jungles of the Malay Peninsula, a distance of over a thousand miles ... Only 115 copies of this volume have been made and of this number only 99 offered for sale. This is the smallest edition ever made of a Dard Hunter book" (Prospectus). Schlosser 37.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Sherston's Progress. 300 COPIES WERE PRINTED

      Faber & Faber, [1936]. 8vo., First English (Limited) Edition, Large Paper, on hand-made laid paper, free endpapers mildly browned; original buckram, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, with only the lightest of the usual heavy sunning at backstrip, a near fine copy. EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (THIS COPY NO. 290). This splendid edition of the final volume of the 'Sherston' trilogy is considerably scarcer than the signed edition of 'Memoirs of an Infantry Officer' of which 750 copies were printed. Keynes, A40b. . Catalogs: siegfried sassoon.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        Murder in the Cathredal

      London: Faber and Faaber, 1936. Signed By T.S. Eliot. Third Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/Nearly Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      London: Nonesuch Press, 1936. Spine faded to a mellow tan as normally found, else fine in morocco-lined slipcase. First edition, limited to 750 copies, this no. 372 xi, 98p, Illustrated throughout, and with a section of insets reset and printed or stenciled by the printers of the books from which they were taken. Bound in green buckram with gilt titles on a black leather spine label. Eight-page pamphlet laid in: "Check List. Books of the Nonesuch Press Published Since the "'Century'".& Signed by Francis Meynell and inscribed by A.J. Symons "for Vyvyan, directing his particular attention to plates 1, 32, & 50. affectionately, from his friend A.J."& With the bookplate of Stuart B. Schimmel.& Dreyfus 106.

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        Pretty Boy (First Edition)

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1936. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a bright, Very Good plus dust jacket. Owner address plate to the front pastedown; jacket has light wear at the crown and top rear panel, with a single vertical crease near the front hinge fold. An attractive copy of a rare book in or out of jacket, a mid-depression novel inspired by the career of Oklahoma country gangster Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd, a nearly unique gangster novel in that it mixes with proletarian sensibilities. Cunningham and Jim Thompson were colleagues in the Oklahoma WPA Writers Project (Thompson succeeded Cunningham as head of the project in 1938). Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States, p. 297. Hanna, Mirror for the Nation, 867.

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      1936. Paperback. 2. RUSSIAN. (KURDOV) POGRANICHINKI [GUARDS OF THE FRONTIER] by V. Kurdov. Leningrad: Detizdat 1936. 4to (8 3/4 x 11 1/4"), pictorial wraps, cover dusty else VG+. Illustrated by the author V. Kurdov with 8 full page color lithographs each showing how the Soviet Union is being protected from intruders at all borders from the frozen north to the desert. The guards are shown shooting and killing the marauders The first illustration is striking with the credo " Workers of the world, unite" shown prominently above the tracks at the train station. See Lemmens & Stommels Russian Artists p. 235 noting that after Lebedev, Kurdov was one of the most important illustrators of the Leningrad School of Children's Books (p.235), also See Leveque p.128.

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        Stowaway (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

      Los Angeles: Twentieth Century-Fox, 1936. Revised Final script for the 1936 film musical, "Stowaway," directed by William A. Seiter, written for the screen by William M. Conselman, Samuel G. Engel, Nat Perrin, and Arthur Sheekman, and starring Shirley Temple, Robert Young, and Alice Faye. & & A Shirley Temple classic, and the debut of the song, "Good Night, My Love" by Mack Gordon and Harry Revel. Temple plays a Chinese orphan, Ching-Ching, who manages to play cupid to Alice Faye and Robert Young while stowing away on a ship to the US. & & Olive studio wrappers, stamped REVISED FINAL on the front wrapper, with a date of September 19, 1936, holograph pencil notations reading "Shooting Script," "Legal Dept." and a holograph ink file number at the top right corner. Distribution page present, with receipt intact. Title page present, with a date matching the front wrapper. 156 leaves, mimeograph, with blue revision pages throughout, dated variously between 9/24/36 and 10/6/36. Pages Very Good wrapper Fair to Good, with dryness and edge chipping common to the wrappers from this era, bound with two gold brads.

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        Laughter in the Dark

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST U.S. EDITION; the first book to be published by Nabokov in the United States and the first appearance of Nabokov's English translation (from the Russian). The first English-language edition of Laughter in the Dark appeared in England under the title Camera Obscura in 1936 but Nabokov so disliked the translation (by Winifred Roy) that he decided to produce his own translation for the U.S. edition. "Laughter in the Dark is one of the finest works of Vladimir Nabokov's early Russian-language period, a dazzling, cinematic masterpiece, beautiful, cruel and horribly funny. Written in 1932, it displays the thirty-three-year-old genius in the full enjoyment of his powers. It is the least self-consciously 'literary' of his novels--never again would he write with such meticulous delicacy and dash--and perhaps the most directly enjoyable" (John Banville). The story of a middle-age man falling in love with a young girl would later be revisited (to much greater notoriety) in Nabokov's Lolita. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, [1938]. Original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with mild edgewear and reinforcement at verso folds. Rare.

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        The Romance of Tea. Inscribed by the author. An Outline History of Tea and Tea-Drinking Through Sixteen Hundred Years

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. First edition. Hard cover. . Fine copy (light spine sunning). Octavo. Illustrated. Inscribed by the author "To my friend, Olive, with affectionate greetings, and fond remembrance. WH Ukers. Feb 25, 1938.

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        Yosemite Indians and Other Sketches

      San Francisco: Johnck & Seeger, 1936. First edition. Quarter cloth over paper covered boards. A near fine copy with faint offsetting on free front end paper, in original brown wrapper with printed spine title. Sm. 4to. Illus. with 10 b/w plates and photos. One of 400 copies. Publisher's prospectus, order card, extra label, and separate title page laid in loose. Provenance: From the library of Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate.

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        On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. WITH: On Computable Numbers… A Correction

      London: C.F. Hodgson & Son, Ltd. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION of the "blueprint for what would eventually become the electronic digital computer" (Paul Gray); the cornerstone of any computer collection. "Alan Turing, while a mathematics student at University of Cambridge, was inspired by German mathematician David Hilbert's formalist program, which sought to demonstrate that any mathematical problem can potentially be solved by an algorithm, that is, by a purely mechanical process. Turing interpreted this to mean a computing machine and set out to design one capable of resolving all mathematical problems, but in the process he proved in his seminal paper "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem ['Halting Problem']" (1936) that no such universal mathematical solver could ever exist. In order to design his machine (known to posterity as the "Turing machine"), he needed an unambiguous definition of the essence of a computer. In doing so, Turing worked out in great detail the basic concepts of a universal computing machine, that is, a computing machine that could, at least in theory, do anything that a special-purpose computing device could do. In particular, it would not be limited to doing arithmetic. The internal states of the machine could represent numbers, but they could equally well represent logic values or letters. In fact, Turing believed that everything could be represented symbolically, even abstract mental states, and he was one of the first advocates of the artificial-intelligence position that computers can potentially 'think.' "Turing's work up to this point was entirely abstract, entirely a theoretical demonstration. Nevertheless, he made it clear from the start that his results implied the possibility of building a machine of the sort he described. His work characterized the abstract essence of any computing device so well that it was in effect a challenge to actually build one… Turing's work was an inspiration to pursue something of which most of the world had not even conceived: a universal computing machine" (Britannica). Turing's landmark paper marked a point of discontinuity in the way people thought about the possibilities of machines. Revolutionary in both its detail and scope, "On Computable Numbers," is widely acknowledged as having launched the modern computer age. In Proceedings of The London Mathematical Society, Series 2, vol 42, Part 3 and 4, pp. 230- 265.; Correction: In, vol 43, Part 7, pp. 544- 546. London: C.F. Hodgson & Son, Ltd., Nov. 30, Dec. 23, 1936 and Dec. 30, 1937. Octavo, modern green cloth. Two volumes: entire volumes 42 and 43 offered. Neat library stamp on verso of volume titles. Fine copies with wide margins.

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        Les Cahiers des Droits de l'Homme. 36e année - du n°2 du 20 janvier 1936 au n°34 du 25 décembre 1936.

      Imprimerie centrale de la Bourse. 1936 - - Imprimerie centrale de la Bourse., Paris _1936, 21,5x30cm, 25 fascicules en feuillets. - Edition originale de cette revue tri-mensuelle dirigée par Emile Kahn. Ensemble de 25 fascicules parmi lesquels 5 numéros doubles. Les n°1, 26, 28 et 33 sont manquants. Organe officiel de la Ligue des Droits de l'Homme apparu en 1920, les Cahiers sont considérés, par les défenseurs de la démocratie comme un outil militant mais aussi comme une importante source d'information documentaire. . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 460 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Pool and Rapid

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. Pale green cloth with silver lettering to the spine. Pictorial endpages. Some soiling to the upper page edges; faint shelfwear to the lower edges. Dustjacket is clipped, with some general light wear and a bit of browning to the spine panel; closed tear to the lower edge of the front panel; small stain to front panel. Rear panel modestly soiled. . First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by C.F. Tunnicliffe. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      London. 9 October 1936.. One full page, on quarto sheet of letterhead. Ca. 300 words. Folded for mailing, a couple small smudges, else very good. Oversize half morocco clamshell case. An excellent letter to Curtis Freshel, principal of the Bakon-Yeast Corporation, and second husband of Shaw's colleague and friend, pacifist and vegetarian activist Emeral (i.e. M.R.L.) Freshel. Shaw advises the recipient of some errors in addressing that have caused Freshel's letters to him to stray, and responds to an implicit suggestion that Freshel is considering undertaking some form of tribute to Thomas Paine: " ... you must not think of taking him on single- handed. You would have the precedent of the church 'erected to God by Voltaire'; and there is no reason why there should not be a monument 'erected to Thomas Paine by Curtis Freshel'; but it would cost too much ... To write an essay on T.P. I should have to read all his works and brush up on my knowledge of the French and American revolutions; and to do all that before January would be impossible. Besides, I think it would be a mistake to make the occasion one for a rally of notorious freethinkers when the danger that threatens is a rally of the Fundamentalists against the Arch Infidel. Get some good Christians into the field." He continues at length about Epstein's bust, the number of castings and their disposition, noting: ""It is a very remarkable piece of sculpture, like all Epstein's work; and it is unmistakably like the prehistoric monster from whom I am descended. But the copy destined for me has never reached me; and I have made no enquiries about it because my wife, who has seen a press picture of it, much prefers the flattering and beautifully refined bust by the Hungarian sculptor De Strobl ...." Signed: "Always yours, G. Bernard Shaw."

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        Gone with the Wind

      New York: MacMillan. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1936. First Printing. Hardcover. May, 1936 first edition book with some wear and soiling of page edges. Inside pages are yellowing. Mylar protected first edition dust jacket is clipped at top of flap but has $3.00 price printed at bottom of flap. Dust jacket has some chipping at top edge of spine and top right front. Also has some soiling at bottom spine. (see scan) Book is nicely inscribed "From one Seminary girl to another! Margaret Mitchell". Custom made clam shell box is brown with reproduction of cover on front and gold title on spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing). Front flyleaf SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Hardcover. With Mitchell's Tidy Signature,In Equally Tidy Sangorski Morocco. 222 x 152 mm (8 3/4 x 6"). 4 p.l., 1,037 pp. FIRST EDITION, First Issue (with "published May, 1936" on the copyright page and no note of further printing). Front flyleaf SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Very pleasing gray crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with single gilt rule border, raised bands decorated with stippled rule and flanked by gilt rules, panels with intricate gilt fleuron centerpiece and gilt titling, gilt-ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Upper right corner of back cover slightly soiled (with a series of short, thin, faint parallel lines about two to three inches in length descending from the top edge), spine slightly and evenly sunned to a pleasant light brownish-gray, trivial internal imperfections, otherwise very fine. This is the desirable first state of the first printing of Mitchell's perenially popular epic romance, perhaps the best-known American novel of the 20th century, our copy with the author's distinctive tidy signature on what is clearly the original flyleaf at the front. Sangorski & Sutcliffe, one of the premier English bookbinders, did a considerable amount of work for American booksellers, including Brentano's, and while the design here is restrained, the quality of the leather used and the precision of the finishing are first rate.

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        Gone With The Wind

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Octavo. Recent blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded, an excellent copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      1936. Paperback. 1. DU BOIS, WILLIAM PENE. GIANT OTTO [AND] OTTO AT SEA. NY: Viking 1936. 2 books, square 8vo (6 1/4"), pictorial boards, light cover soil else near FINE IN DUST WRAPPERS IN THE ORIGINAL PICTORIAL BOX! (dw's frayed, box sides repaired). First editions. Otto (a dog) and his master Duke have adventures in Africa and America. Illustrated with fabulous color lithographs (litho'd by Glaser). This is a nice set of books, quite rare in the original box. (Bader p.176-7).

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