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      , 1936-1937. 1936-1937. Comprises:1) Printed Manuscript Signed in facsimile “A.E. Jessurun,” 10 pages, 8.5” x 11”. Chicago, Illinois, May 1936. First nine pages stapled together in upper left. Last four pages lightly damp stained; last page loose and mouse-eaten. Headed “News Letter No. 2.” Titled “Flying Trip / What a Trip! What a Trip!” Narrative of his trip by air, leaving Chicago on April 30, 1936: Chicago-San Francisco-Los Angeles-Newark-Lakehurst and then, aboard the “Hindenburg,” to Frankfort, Germany, arriving on May 13, 1936. Jessurun then flew to Brussels-London-Amsterdam and back to Frankfurt, boarded the “Hindenburg” on its return flight on May 17th, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on the morning of May 20, 1936. Jessurun details his experiences on his flights aboard the “Hindenburg,” including a conversation with Dr. Hugo Eckener, commander of the flight. Jessurun describes an incident occurring as the “Hindenburg” returned to Lakehurst. In part, “…for a moment I experienced the sensation of falling through space, when as abruptly everything seemed righted and we were flying along smoothly. Upon inquiring, I found that one of the men in the Control Room had accidently pulled the wrong lever causing the Airship to go down, but had discovered his error immediately. The passengers remained very calm, and the Captain assured them there was no danger…” In his obituary in the “Chicago Daily Tribune,” Albert E. Jessurun (1864-1938), a Chicago food broker and founder of the Chicago Tenants Protective League, was described as “a veteran traveler. He was a passenger on the ill fated dirigible Hindenburg’s first round trip to Germany from Lakehurst, N.J. In a modest manner he was also a philanthropist…”(2)Printed Manuscript Signed “A E Jessurun” in ink on a 5.5” x 3.25” card. Chicago, April 30, 1936. Titled “Flying Trip,” Jessurun begins, “I leave this afternoon by Airplane for San Francisco to New York and from Lakehurst, New Jersey I will fly on the Graf Zeppelin Hindenburg to Frankfurt, Germany remaining there one and one half days and then fly on the Hindenburg to Lakehurst, New Jersey and fly back to Chicago…”(3)Gentleman’s travel razor in a metal case, 3.25” x 2” x 1.25”, with spare blades. Charred. Recovered from the wreckage of the Hindenburg by a firefighter after the airship burst into flames and crashed at Lakehurst on May 6, 1937, according to Bonham’s.(4) Publicity reprint of three articles about Jessurun’s flights on one 7.5” x 14” sheet, from the Newark (N.J.) “Evening News” (May 8, 1936), “New York Journal of Commerce” (May 23, 1936), and “Chicago Herald & Examiner” (May 27, 1936), picturing him with a stewardess.(5) Color postcard, 5.75” x 4”, picturing “Sleeping Cabin in the Airship ‘Hindenburg,’” addressed to Mrs. Van Eiff, Spofford, N.H., U.S.A., German Airship and Airmail stamps, postmarked aboard the “Hindenburg,” August 11, 1936, with two additional postmarks, one dated August 11, 1936, noting it was flown by airship, the other, depicting an airship approaching North America, captioned “German Airmail Europe-North America.”

      [Bookseller: University Archives ]
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        Arredamenti Moderni

      Unpag. illustrated promotional catalogue of modern furnishings from the Antonio Ferretti company in Milan, with a range of pieces in assorted styles shown in various rooms mostly throughout the home, including antechambers and dressing rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, salons, offices and studies, and even some businesses, each section with a labeled tab and cardstock divider, each full-color plate accompanied by a tissue-paper overlay printed with the name of the line of furnishings, a list of pieces shown in each room with dimensions, and a list of materials used, along with a small floor plan of the room. Approximately 135 illustrations in total (first illustration lacking tissue paper overlay). Some minor soiling to margins and bumping to corners, some very minor scattered foxing, last illustration in each section with some minor rust spots to verso from the grommets of the following section's tab. Oblong 4to. Cloth, some wear to edges, repaired along spine. Milan (Ferretti) n.d. (circa 1930s). Not much information is known about Antonio Ferretti's furniture company, although there are a few extant examples of their promotional catalogue distributed at the Fiera Campionaria Milano furniture exposition of 1936. The brilliantly colored plates in this volume provide a beautiful set of examples of 1930s Italian furniture design. As of September 2017, WorldCat does not list this volume.

      [Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books ]
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        Noon Street Nemesis: First Appearance in Detective Fiction Weekly Magazine May 30, 1936

      Red Star News Company, NY 1936 - Period detective magazine, pulp, with the first appearance of Chandler's Noon Street Nemesis. A small closed tear mid front cover, small tear top edge, edges show typical wear, spine ends slightly chipped. Pages typically toned, binding holding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        DR. YEN SIN

      Popular Publications, Chicago 1936 - Octavo, single issue, cover by G. Rozen, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Rubbing and wear to upper left corner, slight shelf wear, a nearly fine copy. (19456) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Edgar Burroughs

      October 14, 1936. Typed Letter Signed <I>"Edgar Rice Burroughs,"</I> on his corporate letterhead, one page, 8.5" x 11", Tarzana, California, October 14, 1936, to Walter Popek of Garfield, New Jersey. Light folds, else fine condition.<br /><br /> Burroughs writes to an autograph collector apologizing that he has <I>"no suitable photograph to autograph for your collection. I am, however autographing the card enclosed with your letter [not present], and am returning it herewith."</I> Burroughs adds, <I>"It is rather difficult to answer your last paragraph as, of course, my boyhood idols appear rather silly to me now, and none of my ambitions was along the writing line."</I> <br /><br />Burroughs had started life in the military, but failing the entrance exam for West Point, he ended up as an enlisted soldier in the 7th Cavarly stationed in Arizona. After being diagnosed with a heart problem, he was judged ineligible for military service and discharged in 1897. After a string of odd jobs without much direction, Burroughs began writing pulp fiction. After he made nearly $400 (roughly $8,800 today) from his selling his first story, "Under the Moons from Mars" in 1912, he soon quit his day job and began writing full-time. He remarked in 1929: "...if people were paid for writing rot such as I read in some of those magazines, [then] I could write stories just as rotten. As a matter of fact, although I had never written a story, I knew absolutely that I could write stories just as entertaining and probably a whole lot more so than any I chanced to read in those magazines."<br /><br />

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      Wilmington, DE: Culture Publications, Inc., 1936. Mild edge wear, diagonal crease to front cover, reading crease and a short split to front cover/spine at lower left corner. A very good or somewhat better copy. (19401). Octavo, single issue, cover by Ward, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. This is the uncensored cover variant.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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      1936 - Extremely scarce pulp based on the comic strip character created by NORMAN MARSH. Hard boiled pulp fiction. VG, tear on cover has been taped inside front cover. Condition: VG

      [Bookseller: DTA Collectibles]
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      Popular 1936 - -The Bloody Forty-Five Days -File copy -Rare pulp!! Condition: VF

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        Gone With The Wind

      New York: Macmillan, 1936 - First Edition; first printing. Very good in a good dust jacket; signed by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        Gone With the Wind

      Macmillan Co, NY. 1936 - Macmillan, NY. 1936 First edition. October 1936 printing. Hardcover. Fine condition. A little pushing on tips of spine cover. A very lovely copy with very clean cover, spine, and pages. Has protective plastic cover. 1037 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peacock Publishing e.g. Judith Simmons]
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        Flug und Werft. Erster bis dritter Jahrgang 1936 bis 1938 vollständig * G A N Z L E D E R A U S G A B E

      Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Arbeitsfront, 1936 - (noch zu Nr.13163:) ". . . Die Zusammenfassung der Behandlung aller Verbrechen gegen Staat und Volk zu einem solchen ordentlichen Gerichtshof hatte die Folge, daß die Verhältnisse viel besser übersehen werden konnten, als dies mit den einzelnen Senaten des Reichsgerichtes möglich gewesen war daß außerdem eine unbedingte Einheitlichkeit der Wertung gesichert wurde. Bei der Arbeit des Volksgerichtshofes hatte sich gezeigt, dass in verschwindend wenigen Fällen die vorgekommenen hochverräterischen Angriffe allein aus dem Innern des Reiches gekommen waren. Die Ermittlungen ergaben vielmehr fast durchgängig, daß die Fäden ins Ausland führten. Von dort her kam der Anstoß; von dort her kamen die Geldmittel. In zweijähriger Arbeit hat der Volksgerichtshof seine ihm übertragenen Aufgaben erfüllt und sich durch seine wirklich volksnahe und gradlinige Rechtsprechung das allgemeine Vertrauen des deutschen Volkes erworben. Die anfangs gehässigen Stimme des Auslandes verstummten mehr und mehr. An ihre Stelle trat der bedauernde Wunsch ausländischer Berichterstatter, dass man in ihrem Lande ein solches Gericht nicht besitze"), 550-Jahr-Feier der Universität Heidelberg, Wehrdienst und Arbeitsverhältnis, Sozialpolitik im Deutschen Reich, Rückschau auf das vierte Jahr nationalsozialistischen Staatsführung, Jüdische Taktlosigkeiten, Aus der sowjetischen Luftwaffe (Zwillingsmaschinengewehr, Bomber, Scheinwerferformation), Betrachtungen über das neue Beamtengesetz, Gefährdung des Weltfriedens durch Moskau, Weltluftverkehrsstrecken, Nationalsozialistische Betriebsführung, Untergang des LZ "Hindenburg", Der Aufbau der Bewegung, ihre Gliederungen und angeschlossenen Verbände (drei Seiten zur Organisation der NSDAP), Stapellauf für das erste KdF.-Urlauberschiff "Wilhelm Gustloff", Sowjetjüdisches Verbrechen von Ibiza, Großmächte des Luftozeans, Flugsicherungsschiff "Friesenland", Vernichtung der sowjetrussischen Vernichte untereinander, Moskau fordert Zersetzung der westeuropäischen Armeen, der bolschewistische Aufmarsch im Luftraum, Flugmotorenbeschreibung: Flugmotor Bramo "Fafnir" und Mercedes-Benz "DB 600", Stahlbleche für den Flugzeugbau, Schmieröle für Flugmotoren, Bauformen von Flugmotoren, Duraluminium, allerlei Gefahren der Treibstoffe, Punktschweißen im Flugzeugbau, Klopfen von Vergasermotoren, Elektrowerkzeug im Flugzeugbau, der Großmächte 1936, Vorbeimarsch der Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler vor dem Führer am 5.Jahrestag der Machtergreifung, Bauten von Adolf Hitler, die Wehrmacht und der Arbeitsdienst Adolf Hitlers, die Jugend Adolf Hitlers, Erholung für die schaffenden Menschen Adolf Hitlers, deutscher Flieger-Handwerker Wettbewerb, Deutscher Luftwaffen-Offiziernachwuchs, Festtage in den Luftwaffenschmieden Dessau und Warnemünde, Korpsführer Christiansen, Weltjudentum als Weltkriegshetzer, Rhön-Segelflug-Wettbewerb 1938, Erstes Internationales Luftrennen des NS.-Fliegerkorps, Besichtigung der Torpedo-Werkstätten auf dem englischen Flugplatz Gosport, Stalin und die westlichen Demokratien als Beschützer der Tschechow-Slowakei, Verleihung des Deutschen Nationalpreises 1938 an die Flugzeugkonstrukteure Messerschmitt und Heinkel, Parade der deutschen Luftwaffe vor Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring im befreiten Sudetenland (abgebildet der Vorbeimarsch einer Fahnen-Abteilung der Fallschirmjäger im Stechschritt), Das Judentum und seine Bundesgenossen; Taufakt und Stapellauf: erster Flugzeugträger der Deutschen Kriegsmarine auf der Adolf-Hitler-Henning in Kiel am 8.November 1938 in Anwesenheit des Führers - das Schiff erhielt den Namen "Graf Zeppelin", Leistungserprobung bei Flugmotoren, Buchenholz und Kunstharzleime im Flugzeugbau, Moderne Bearbeitung von Pleuelstangen für Flugmotor; Plexiglas ein Glas aus Kunstharz usw. - Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Luxusausgabe, Flugwesen, europäische Luftfahrt, deutsche Rüstungsindustrie, illustrierte Bücher, deutsche / amerikanische / französische / englische / italienische Flugzeugfertigung, Fliegerei, Militä [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        A Map and History of Peiping With Explanatory Booklet

      Peiyang Press, Ltd., Tientsin-Peiping 1936 - A wonderful, uncommon light-hearted and colorful map of Beijing from the tumultuous thirties. The map is chock-a-block with vignettes of sights, animals, human activities and historic scenes associated with various locations within the Imperial Chinese capital. Booklet: 8vo. 18 by 13 cm. 22 pp. Map: 87 by 76 cm. Col. Frank Dorn (1901-1981), later a brigadier general, was an artist, writer, and aide to General Joseph Stilwell, who commanded the American and Chinese Nationalist resistance to Japanese incursions into China and Burma. This copy of the map shows the Nazi flag for the site of the German embassy, and is thus a change from an earlier printing. Condition: outer slipcase has chips and losses on one side, and a few tears along its bottom. The map itself has a two inch closed tear at the bottom margin, and a few minor fold tears besides. The booklet has considerable age toning but is otherwise well-preserved. Wraps (card stock weight). Slipcase of card stock. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Proboscidea: A Monograph of the Discovery, Evolution, Migration and Extinction of the Mastodonts and Elephants of the World (Complete in 2 Vols.)

      New York: The Trustees of the American Museum of Natural History/The American Museum Press, 1936. Cloth. Near Fine. A clean, very impressive example of this major monograph issued by the American Museum of Natural History, complete in 2 volumes. The 1st editions, issued in 1936 and 1942 respectively. Both volumes tight, well-preserved and Near Fine in their russet cloth, with bright gilt-titling and design along the front panels and spines. Just a touch of light bumping at the lower-tip to Vol. I's front panel and very mild, even fading to both spines. The slightest hint of light scuffing as well along the rear panels. Otherwise, solid as could be and, internally, immaculate, with no writing or markings of any kind. Massive, thick folios, hundreds of plates thruout supplementing the text. Vol. I: Moeritherioidea--Deinotherioidea--Mastodontoidea; Vol. II: Stegodontoidea--Elephantoidea.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Cup of Gold: a Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, With Occasional Reference to History

      Covici Friede, New York 1936 - Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket null 8vo 8"-9" tall; 269 pages; A stunning example of the second issue of the Covici edition (blue cloth). The first issue was in red & used McBride sheets. Preface for this edition by Lewis Gannett. Publisher's original blue cloth covered boards. Corners and spine are tight, sharp and clean and were well protected by the DJ. Top edge of pages are deep blue (color shows minor scratches). A state rarely encountered with this title. End pages show light foxing but are free and clear of any handwriting or bookplates. Just 2, 476 copies were printed, and 939 of them wound up in the first Covici-Friede reissue of 1936; so there aren't too many copies around. What makes this find even more notable is the condition of the legendarily rare dust-jacket. DJ only shows minor bumps/tears, mainly on back of top board and spine area. Spine of DJ does show sunning. Steinbeck's first novel. Colors on DJ are still bold. This is the ORIGINAL jacket-not a copy. Jacket front does show mention of Steinbeck's book "Of Mice and Men". Back of jacket shows ad of Retreat From Glory, by R. H. Bruce Lockhart. Note: No McBride colophon on page 269. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Book Shop]
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        Stories of Three Decades.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, , 1936. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter. Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown, rules in green, top edge green. With the typographical dust jacket designed by George Salter. An excellent copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine panel. First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Eric Estorick with my best wishes. New York, April '37. Thomas Mann". Estorick (1913–1993) was an American art dealer and sociologist, who studied and taught at New York University, becoming a lecturer in sociology in 1938. He interviewed Mann for his article "Thomas Mann: The Artist as Citizen" ( The Washington Square College Review, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1937), which likely brought him this inscribed copy of Stories of Three Decades. In 1939 Estorick collaborated with Mann's eldest daughter, Erika, on a paper ("Private and Governmental Aid of Refugees"). Estorick moved to London after World War II, where he founded the Estorick Collection of modern Italian painting in north London. The dust jacket, designed by George Salter, was the first design for Mann he had executed under Knopf, and it was the start of a successful partnership between the designer and publisher: "the titles for Knopf set him on course to become the premiere designer of Mann's works in America" (Thomas Hansen, Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter, 2005. p. 33).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Nonesuch Century

      Edited by A.J.A. Symons, Desmond Flower and Francis Meynell. Many illustrations after Paul Nash, McKnight Kauffer, George Grosz, Stephen Gooden, William Blake and Blair Hughes-Stanton. One of 750 copies. Small folio, original green cloth with black printed paper label on the spine. Dust jacket. Uncut. London, The Nonesuch Press.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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        NEW PROVINCES. Poems of Several Authors.

      Macmillan, Toronto 1936 - First edition. With a presentation to Canadian poet Jay Macpherson from F.R. Scott reading "To Jay Mcpherson (sic) one of the 'community' from Frank Scott." Fading to the foot of the spine o/w fine in d/w slightly darkened on the spine with a touch of wear to the tips of the spine, some discolouration, better than very good but not quite near fine. Contains poems by six Canadian poets; Robert Finch, Leo Kennedy, A.M. Klein, E.J. Pratt, F.R. Scott, and A.J.M. Smith. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        In Dubious Battle

      Covici Friede 1936 - A nice copy in fine condition with a near fine dust jacket with several small chips. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SS/PA Books]
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        Crusader Castles

      With an introduction by A.W. Lawrence. Many illustrations including facsmiles of the manuscript, photographs, and plans. Folding maps in pocket at rear of first volume. First edition, number 49 of 1000 copies. Two volumes, 4to., original red half morocco, straw coloured cloth sides. T.e.g., others uncut. London, Golden Cockerel Press.

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        Crusader Castles. Complete in two volumes comprising 'The Thesis' and 'The Letters'. With forewords by A.W.Lawrence and Mrs [Sarah] Lawrence.

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London(1936). The first publication of Lawrence's Oxford thesis (originally entitled 'The Influence of the Crusades on European Military Architecture to the end of the Twelfth Century'). Limited to 1,000 numbered copies (this being #594) printed in Perpetua type on British mould-made paper and bound by Sangorski and Sutcliff into half morocco, gilt lettered at spines with five raised bands to each and cream cloth sides. 4to. Top edges gilt, other untrimmed. With over 150 reproductions of drawings, photographs and diagrams, but lacking the two folding maps which should be housed in a separate envelope at the rear. Cloth sides a little marked with just a touch of light tanning to extreme margins of the first four or five leaves of the first volume. Not a fine set, but really very good. O'Brien A118 & A189. "A first typewritten text of the thesis served as a draft for a corrected version, also typewritten, which was bound with numbered illustrations and submitted to the examiners. The author then began to revise the rough copy again in pencil, apparently with a view to publication, altering the wording and writing comments in the margins. The title 'Crusader Castles' appears only in this version. After the examination (in which he was placed in the First Class), one of the judges of the thesis urged the University Press to publish it in book form, saying however that not one of the illustrations could be spared; the cost was considered prohibitive." - from A.W.Lawrence's foreword.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardcover

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        Contes Libertins du XVIIIème Siécle.

      P. Le Vasseur 1936 - Petit in-4° broché. 32 illustrations en couleurs d'Antoine CALBET. Tirage limité à 602 exemplaires. Un des 65 sur Hollande contenant une suite en noir avec remarques ainsi qu'une suite libre de 12 illustrations en couleurs de CALBET.Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ocean Sentinel SINGLE Typed Manuscript by Rev Charles L Tweedale Author of &#147;Man&#146;s Survival After Death&#148; &#147;Present Day Spirit Phenomena and the Churches&#148;

      1936 - Unpublished work of the Rev Charles L Tweedale, Vicar of Weston. Letter from the author's agent dated 1936. Typed manuscript with paper covers and spine, handwritten title to the front cover with &#147;All rights reserved Copyright property of the Rev C L Tweedale, The Vicarage, Weston Otley, Yorks&#148; to the front cover also. Also Annotated &#147;Should this be lost it should be returned to this address. Finders will be well rewarded&#148; with similar messages to the rear cover. Typed and heavily annotated with a letter from AM Heath and Company acknowledging receipt of this manuscript which never was published. Typed manuscript with hand written corrections &#150; thought to be in Tweedale&#146;s hand (not known). As far as I can ascertain this is a work of fiction. I have 2 of these manuscripts, presumably sent to different publishers. One only is for sale. Rev. Charles L. Tweedale (d. 1944) was the vicar of Weston, Otley, Yorkshire, and a prominent British defender of Spiritualism. He was a friend of psychic photographer William Hope, in whose favour he spoke when accusations of fraud were levied. A work which was published was 'Man's Survival After Death,' a broad-ranging, sympathetic overview of Spiritualism, which became one of the most popular books on the subject of the time. Arthur Conan Doyle said in his book 'History of Spiritualism: "Finally &#150; and best of all &#150; there is "Man's Survival After Death," by the Rev. Charles L. Tweedale; but this is rather a very fine connected exposition of the truth of the cult than a deliberate consecutive history.". Charles Lakeman Tweedale (died 29 June, 1944) most well known as Charles L. Tweedale was a British Anglican minister and spiritualist. Tweedale was educated at Durham University. He was the Anglican Vicar of Weston, North Yorkshire. He was a convinced spiritualist and in the early 1920s founded the Society of Communion for spiritualist members of the Church of England. The society "insisted on the acceptance of the doctrine of the divinity of Christ and existed mainly to encourage psychic study among Anglicans." He defended his friend the spirit photographer William Hope from charges of fraud. It was alleged that Tweedale's family home, the Weston Vicarage, was haunted by their deceased aunt and her phantom dog. The "hauntings" were principally recorded between 1905-1923. The psychical researcher W. W. Baggally from the Society for Psychical Research interviewed witnesses and declared the phenomena genuine. However, sceptics were unconvinced noting that "as with most investigations of hauntings, you either believe the witnesses or you don't, for there is no other evidence." The psychical researcher Frank Podmore suggested that some of the visions may have been hallucinations.     Condition Report Externally Spine &#150; poor condition &#150; paper wrapped spine with card covers, paper worn and torn with damage to the base of the spine. Joints &#150; fair condition &#150; worn, tied with string and damaged to the front base. Corners &#150; good condition &#150; bumped and worn. Boards &#150; good condition &#150; hand-written titles and notes. Page edges &#150; good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges &#150; fair condition &#150; holding. Paste downs &#150; good condition. End papers &#150; good condition. Title &#150; good condition. Pages &#150; good condition &#150; corrected throughput. Binding &#150; fair condition &#150; fragile. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1883 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Song Without Words: A Book of Engravings on Wood

      New York: Random House, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Slim quarto [25 cm] 1/4 parchment vellum with gold foil boards and the title in red on the backstrip. Title page printed in red and black. Deckled fore edges. Very good, with light foxing along the joints and hinges. Housed in publisher's cream slipcase with a gold foil wraparound. The slipcase is in very good condition, with moderate rubbing and light soiling. Dance 009. Illustrated by Lynd Ward with twenty-one engravings printed in black. Printed in an edition of 1250 signed and numbered copies, this is copy 424. Signed by Ward on the limitation page. A story told entirely through wood engravings. This is the fifth of six wordless novels that Ward produced between 1929-1937.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Stories of Three Decades. Translated from the German by H. T. Lowe-Porter.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936 - Octavo. Original oatmeal cloth, titles to spine and front board in brown, rules in green, top edge green. With the typographical dust jacket designed by George Salter. An excellent copy in the jacket with lightly toned spine panel. First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Mr Eric Estorick with my best wishes. New York, April '37. Thomas Mann". Estorick (1913&#150;1993) was an American art dealer and sociologist, who studied and taught at New York University, becoming a lecturer in sociology in 1938. He interviewed Mann for his article "Thomas Mann: The Artist as Citizen" ( The Washington Square College Review, Vol. 1, No. 7, 1937), which likely brought him this inscribed copy of Stories of Three Decades. In 1939 Estorick collaborated with Mann's eldest daughter, Erika, on a paper ("Private and Governmental Aid of Refugees"). Estorick moved to London after World War II, where he founded the Estorick Collection of modern Italian painting in north London. The dust jacket, designed by George Salter, was the first design for Mann he had executed under Knopf, and it was the start of a successful partnership between the designer and publisher: "the titles for Knopf set him on course to become the premiere designer of Mann's works in America" (Thomas Hansen, Classic Book Jackets: The Design Legacy of George Salter, 2005. p. 33). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        A group of 3 Autograph Letters Signed and 1 Typed Letter Signed ("Eric Gill"), to Dr. A.C. Jordan about giving a prize of his "Clothes," and regarding a party given by the Men's Dress Reform Party

      Pigotts, North Dean, High Wycombe, 1936. 1 p. each, annotations in another hand at bottom of one. 8vo. Old folds, letter of July 2 unevenly toned. 1 p. each, annotations in another hand at bottom of one. 8vo. To the secretary of the Men's Dress Reform Party. Three letters to Dr. Alfred Charles Jordan (1872-1956), British radiologist, co-founder of the New Heath Society, and Honorary Secretary of the Men's Dress Reform Party. In the letter of June 9, Gill agrees to present a copy of his book, Clothes (1931), at the upcoming revel of the MDRP, and says he's asked his publisher Cape to send a copy for him to autograph. In the letter of June 17, he encloses the book and thanks Jordan for tickets to the event, saying he will "certainly come ... unless run over or in jug." In the letter of July 2, he writes, "I did enjoy the evening at Suffolk St. very much. But I was sorry so many of the men were merely in 'fancy' dress." He also accepts Jordan's invitation to have his name added to the organization's permanent committee. Accompanying the group is a Typed Letter Signed of Gill, dated May 13, 1936, in which Gill requests four issues of the MDRP publication. The subtitle of Gill's "Clothes," is "An essay upon the nature and significance of the natural and artificial integuments worn by men and women." In it Gill presents many ideas on dress reform for both men and women, among which was his advocacy the skirt or tunic by both men and women, a style that Gill himself adopted. The Men's Dress Reform Party was active from 1929-1940, and grew out of discussions within the Clothing Subcommittee of the New Health Society, which had been co-founded by Dr. Jordan in 1925. (For a history of the MDRP, including Dr. Jordan's role in it, see Barbara Burman, "Better and Brighter Clothes," Journal of Design History, Vol. 8, No. 4 (1995), pp. 275-290).

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        Maso Finiguerra : Rivista quadrimestrale della stampa incisa e del libro illustrato (volumes 1-5, 1936-1940, all published)

      Vatican City (latterly Milan), Libreria Vaticana (latterly Hoepli), 1936-1940. Five volumes bound in two (25.5 and 27 cm), I (1936): 269 pp. II (1937): 240 pp. III (1938): 362 (2) pp. IV (1939): 313 (3) pp. V (1940): 314 (2) pp. Very numerous illustrations. Uniformly bound in half-morocco, a collector's binding (original wrappers bound in). - Includes contributions by Roberto Almagià, Alessandro Baudi di Vesme, A.E. Popham, Max Sander, Albert Schramm, W.F. Volbach, Campbell Dodgson, Albano Sorbelli, P.O. Kristeller. Cf. Simone Misiani, La stampa periodica romana durante il fascismo (1927-1943): Repertorio (Rome 1998), II, p.591 no. 1791; Prause p.347; Nievo & Girard p.825 (duplicate entry 1607). ¶ From the auction sale of the Handbibliothek L'Art Ancien, Zürich, conducted by F. Zisska & R. Kistner, Munich, 27-28 March 1984, lot 949. Very fine set.

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        [20 TYPED LETTERS SIGNED from H.L. Mencken to [Arnold Francis Gates] Gates (1914-1993), each dated and signed on Mencken’s distinctive horizontal half sheet letterhead, typed on one side only. Baltimore: July 3, 1936 to September 4, 1942.].

      Baltimore,: 1936-42., 1936. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (each). Gates was an Abraham Lincoln enthusiast, poet, author, and became a scholar of Civil War and Lincoln history. He was an officer of the New York City Civil War Round Table. These letters are all addressed to Arnold Gates and cover a variety of subjects. The tone is friendly, but terse. Both followed and perhaps donated to a prisoner named Joseph Russell, who was first a robber and then a forger and plagiarist. Mencken and Gates occasionally are light-hearted, such as M’s thoughts on persons born in September (including himself, naturally). He declines membership to the Roughriders Club â€

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        The Rubber Band

      Farrar & Rinehart, New York 1936 - First Edition, First Printing. A stunning copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color and has the publisher's $2.00 printed price present on the front flap. This First Issue dustjacket has NO chips or tears with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with light wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Moon's Our Home

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Review copy with inserted review slip. Very near fine with paper clip mark on front endpapers where the review slip was originally attached;in attractive, very good or better dustwrapper with some rubbing and a modest chip on the spine and internal tape repair. A romantic comedy where a headstrong actress marries an adventurer on an impulse and they both try to work it out. Basis for the 1936 movie of the same name, starring Henry Fonda, Margaret Sullavan, and Beulah Bondi. Signed presentation from Baldwin to mystery writer Mignon Eberhart and her husband: "Mignon and Alan with much love from their Faith." The friendship between Baldwin and Eberhart is well documented, with Eberhart sometimes called mystery's Faith Baldwin. Eberhart dedicated her 1935 novel "The House On The Roof" to Baldwin and her companion, Gonnie. Eberhart is considered the founder of the modern romantic suspense novel and introduced female heroines, preceding Agatha Christie's Jane Marple. She was one of the leading female crime novelists in the United States and sometimes referred to as the American Agatha Christie.

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      Daily Express, LONDON 1936 - 1936: Original book, lacking dustwrapper. Book lightly rubbed, boards clean. Neat colouring on pages 37, 38,142. Page 43, corner missing approx 1" sq. Small edge tears throughout the book and some minor spots to a few leaves. Belongs to box NOT filled in. GOOD TO VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mosquitoes Of The Ethiopian Region

      Adlard and Sons 1936 - Ex-Library with usual stamps, marks etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Keep the Aspidistra Flying.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1936. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. A superb copy, with the spine very gently rolled, light browning to spine ends and edges of text block, in the unusually bright jacket with faint browning to spine and edges, nicks to top edge. First edition, first impression. The first edition consisted of 3,000 sets of sheets of which only 2,500 were bound. Of these 219 were destroyed in a bombing during the war. Uncommon in the jacket.

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        fumetti TOPOLINO COMIC ART COMPLETA 1936/1943


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        Nicolás de Lekuona. Dibujo para proyecto arquitectónico

      [San Sebastián], 1936 - Dibujo sobre hoja cuadriculada de 15x21 cm, tinta y gouache sobre papel. Firmado y fechado con anagrama L36

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        Sagittarius Rising.

      London: Peter Davies, 1936 - Octavo. Original grey marl cloth, lettered on the spine in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A few small patches of soiling at the edges of the boards corresponding to chips from the jacket which is a little rubbed and soiled, and slightly ragged along the edges, but remains textually and pictorially complete, contemporary ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, text-block lightly toned, but altogether a very good copy. First edition, first impression of one of the classics of Great War literature, widely considered as the finest flying memoir of the war, and here offered in the exceptionally uncommon dust jacket. "At seventeen, standing 6 feet 4 inches tall and equipped with a precocious intelligence, Lewis lied about his age to join the Royal Flying Corps. He celebrated his eighteenth birthday in France, flying patrols over the western front at a time when the average life expectancy of a pilot was three weeks. On 1 July 1916 he flew the first patrol of the Somme offensive and witnessed the mile-high column of earth thrown up by the detonation of mines under the German positions. Later he duelled with the 'circus' of Manfred von Richthofen and was the last man to see the aircraft of Albert Ball VC, the allied ace who vanished in a bank of cloud. Lewis also hunted Gotha airships over London by moonlight, and in 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross for continuous bravery" (ODNB). On publication, the book was reviewed in the New Statesman by George Bernard Shaw, who Lewis had encountered while deputy director of programmes at the BBC, and who had permitted him make the first film adaptation of one of his plays. Shaw's high praise guaranteed the book's immediate success: "This is a book everyone should read. It is the autobiography of an ace, and no common ace either This prince of pilots had a charmed life in every sense of the word". [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Thirty-Seventh History of the Thirty-Seventh Battalion AIF

      Melbourne, printed by The Modern Printing Company, 1936. Octavo, [xxiv] (last blank), 354, [2] pages with 12 maps and a 3-page facsimile letter plus 20 pages of plates (from photographs). Cloth a little flecked; spine lightly sunned; edges, endpapers and the and last few leaves lightly foxed; an excellent copy. The book is not identified as such, but it comes from the personal collection of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Thomas Paterson (1886-1950), Commanding Officer of the 39th Battalion AIF, and the author of that battalion's history. Dornbusch 330; Fielding and O'Neill, page 228; Trigellis-Smith 233.

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        A note on the Entscheidungsproblem; Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation I

      FIRST EDITIONS IN RARE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS OF TWO LANDMARKS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE: Alonzo Church's solution to the "Halting Problem", proving that an algorithm could not be created to solve every mathematical problem, and Emil Post's description of a logic automaton very similar to Turing's computational machine. On "A note on the Entscheidungsproblem":In 1936, working independently, Alan Turing in his landmark "On Computable Numbers", and Alonzo Church in "A Note on the Entscheidungsproblem", offered solutions to the famous "Halting Problem" (or "Entscheidungsproblem"), the much debated challenge to symbolic logic to discover whether or not any mathematical problem could potentially be solved by an algorithm. Turing and Church both "showed that in general this problem has no solution, proving that no consistent formal system of arithmetic is decidable. This result and others notably the mathematician-logician Kurt Gödel's incompleteness theorems ended the dream of a system that could banish ignorance from mathematics forever..."An important argument of Turing's and Church's was that the class of lambda-definable functions (functions on the positive integers whose values can be calculated by a process of repeated substitution) coincides with the class of all functions that are effectively calculable or computable. This claim is now known as Church's thesis or as the Church-Turing thesis when stated in the form that any effectively calculable function can be calculated by a universal Turing machine, a type of abstract computer that Turing had introduced in the course of his proof. Turing showed in 1936 that the two formulations of the thesis are equivalent by proving that the lambda-definable functions and the functions that can be calculated by a universal Turing machine are identical." Although Church published his findings first, "in a review of Turing's work [not included in this collection], Church acknowledged the superiority of Turing's formulation of the thesis over his own, saying that the concept of computability by a Turing machine 'has the advantage of making the identification with effectiveness evident immediately.'" (Britannica).On Post's "Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation 1":"Post's first publication in logic after a fifteen year gap was Finite Combinatory Processes - Formulation I, a short paper in which he describes a computational model very similar to that of the Turing machine. Turing's article was received for publication on May 28 1936, while Post's was received October 7 1936; a footnote to Post's article by the editor, Alonzo Church, informs the reader that 'the present article, however, although bearing a later date, was written entirely independently of Turing's.' Post, on the other hand, unlike Turing, had the advantage of having read Church [1936], while Turing's logical influences seem to have been confined to the incompleteness results of Gödel [1931], the Cambridge lectures of Max Newman and the textbook [Hilbert and Ackermann, 1928]."Unlike Turing, Post does not use the word 'machine,' but instead speaks of a 'problem solver or worker' (however, the term 'Post machine' [Uspensky, 1983] is now standard terminology for the model). The analogue of a Turing machine's 'tape' is provided by a 'symbol space' consisting of a two way infinite sequence of spaces or boxes, each of which is either empty or unmarked..."The worker is assumed to be performing the following primitive acts: (a) Marking the box he is in (assumed empty), (b) Erasing the mark in the box he is in (assumed marked), (c) Moving to the box on his right, (d) Moving to the box on his left, (e) Determining whether the box he is in, is or is not marked."The set of directions for the worker consists of a sequence of numbered instructions, each instruction having one of the following forms: (A) Perform operation (a), (b), (c) or (d) and then follow direction j, (B) Perform operation (e) and according as the answer is yes or no correspondingly follow direction number i or direction number j, (C) Stop."One box is to be singled out and called the starting point. A problem is given in symbolic form by a finite number of boxes being marked with a stroke, and the output is given in the same form. With these conventions, a set of instructions serves to define a computable function, where the positive integer n is symbolized by a sequence of n consecutive marked boxes."Post conjectures (correctly) but does not prove that his formulation is equivalent to Church's definition of computable functions. His formulation is strikingly similar to Turing's earlier definition, though Turing's notion of machine configurations or 'm-configurations' does not appear in Post's development. This role is played by the numbers assigned to the instructions in Post's sets of directions. Although Turing's notion of computing machine, rather than Post's, has become the standard model in theoretical computer science, Post's formulation is a little more like standard machine code (since programs typically do consist of numbered instructions). To put the matter in computer science terms: Post shows that a computer that can only perform the primitive acts of reading, writing, moving and following jump instructions conditional on a zero test is a universal computational model."Post evidently had plans to continue in a series of articles on the topic (as appears in the title of his paper) showing how "Formulation 1" could be extended to broader computational models" but never completed the project. (Alasdair Urquhart, Emil Post).IN: Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.40-41 [Church]; Vol 1, No. 3, pp. 103-105 [Post]. Meenasha, Wisconsin: The Association for Symbolic Logic, March and September 1936. A little toning to spines. FINE COPIES.WITH: Vol. 1, No. 2 and Vol. 1, No. 4. and "Highlights of the History of Lambda Calculus" by J. Barkley Rosser (Church's student during the writing of the paper) in Volume 6 of Annals of the History of Computing, Issue 4. Fine.

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        Een Boekje van den Wijn. Bevattende een sprookje vooraf, een bruiloftsrede tot besluit, benevens alle wetenswaardigheden over den wijn en wat er bij past, die in kort bestek verzameld kunnen worden'.

      Origineel handschrift. 22,0 x 17,8 cm. Gebonden in verguld heellinnen (bladen vrij kort afgesneden). 71 bladen. Alleen recto. Gesigneerd op het tweede blad 'In opdracht van de Firma -/ geschreven door J.W.F. Werumeus Buning'. Met talloze aanvullingen, doorhalingen en correcties van de auteur.l Manuscript van de gelijknamige uitgave, volgens het handgeschreven impressum 'Gedrukt te Haarlem op het klokhuis/ plein door J.H. Enschedé en Zonen/ in den jare 1936', voor de Vereeniging van Nederlandsche Wijnhandelaars in een oplage van 47.000 exemplaren. Humoristisch proza over het magische druivensap van de auteur van het bekende kookboek 100 avonturen met een pollepel. Dit dorstlessende, uitgebreide werkhandschrift is blijkens enkele zetaanwijzingen ten burele van een typograaf (Jan van Krimpen?) beland.

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