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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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        A FURTHER RANGE

      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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        EYELESS IN GAZA

      LONDON: CHATTO & WINDUS. VERY GOOD WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1936. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. #176 OF A 200 SIGNED/LIMITED EDTION . QUARTER BOUND WITH PATTERENED PAPER-COVERED BEVELED BOARDS AND BROWN CLOTH SPINE WITH GILT SPINE TITLES AND TOP EDGE GILT. OTHER THAN SOME MODERATE CHIPPING AT THE BEVEL EDGES, MOST NOTABLEY THE BOTTOM FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER, FAINT DAMP MARK TO THE CLOTH AT THE TOP REAR SPINE CORNER, AND SOME TANNING ALONG THE EDGES, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
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        THE NONESUCH CENTURY

      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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        POGRANICHINKI [GUARDS OF THE FRONTIER]

      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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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.

      [Bookseller: BookMine.com]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED, ABOUT THOMAS PAINE AND EPSTEIN'S BUST

      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."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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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 .

      [Bookseller: Bookquest]
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        GONE WITH THE WIND

      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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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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        GIANT OTTO [AND] OTTO AT SEA

      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).

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1936.. First edition of the economist's masterpiece. This volume is generally regarded as the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with the lightest of wear. Housed in a custom quarter morocco clamshell box. A very bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Death On The Nile

      The Crime Club, London, 1936, 1936. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's orange cloth in pictorial McCartney-designed dustwrapper. Covers are rich in colour with a slight lean, neat ownership to pastedown partially obscured by the flap. Jacket has benefitted from some discreet and well executed restoration from a highly skilled paper conservator. Shows extremely well. A famous Hercule Poirot mystery. R.H. McCartney also designed the jacket for Appointment with Death. Basis for the 1978 Oscar-Winning movie starring Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven, Angela Lansbury and Maggie Smith. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272). Hubin. Crime Fiction IV.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1936. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, burgundy plain endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First edition, first impression of the single most famous work on economics published in the twentieth century.

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        Socialism : an Economic and Sociological Analysis / by Ludwig Von Mises ; Translated by J. Kahane

      London : Cape, 1936. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 528p. Translated from the second, German ed. Of the author's Die Gemeinwirtschaft. Subject: Socialism. Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        INTEREST AND PRICES (Geldzins und Güterpreise) A Study on the Causes Regulating the Value of Money

      London:: Macmillan,, 1936. Very Good+. Very Good+ hardback First Edition in English with dampstain rear tip rear board and adjacent dj, page edges. Text not affected. Foxing edges. Owner inscription front paste down. In a Very Good+ sunned Dust Jacket with small label residue spine, mild edge wear. 8vo. xxxi, 219 pp

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        CYRUPAEDIA: THE INSTITUTION AND LIFE OF CYRUS, THE FIRST OF THAT NAME, KING OF PERSIANS

      Newton, Mont.: Gregynog Press. 1936. 4to., original green oasis decorated with center-and cornerpieces onlaid in red and light green, outlined in gilt and blocked in gilt decorations of Persian character, five raised bands, gilt paneled spine, top edge gilt. xvii, 321, (3) pages.. Eight Bookes Treating of Noble Education, or Princely Exercises, Military Discipline, Warlike Stratagems, Preparations & Expeditions. Translated out of the Greek into English, and Conferred with the Latine and French Translations, by Philemon Holland. Limited to 150 numbered copies. This is one of the 135 bound thus by the Gregynog Bindery and signed at the bottom of the back cover on the turn-in. (Harrop 34). Printed under the direction of Loyd Haberly who provided floriated wood engraved initials. Well preserved copy inserted in clamshell box with matching green quarter leather.

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        Cyrupaedia

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: Gregynog Press, 1936 The Institution and Life of Cyrus, the first of that name, King of Persians. Eight bookes treating of noble education, of Princely exercises. Military discipline, Warlike stratagems, preparations & expeditions: written in Greeks by the sage Xenophon. Translated out of Greeke into English, and conferred with the Latin and French translations, by Philemon Holland of the city of Coventry Doctor of Physick. Bound in dark green oasis, covers decorated with center and corner pieces onlaid in red and light green, outlined in gilt and blocked with gilt decoration of Persian character, couple of tiny marks to covers. Gilt rule frame, 5 raised bands. Gilt paneled spine with gilt title and imprint, green silk headbands, tiny mark at head, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut. Internally, no inscriptions, a little offsetting to ffep edges as is normal, (ii), iii-xvii (1), 321, (3) pp, on Batchelor hand -made paper with hanging notes in red and floriated wood engraved initials by Loyd Haberly, hand coloured in red and green, at the opening of the book, an edition of just 150 copies. (Harrop 34) First printed by JL for Robert Allot, to be sold at the sign of the Beare in Paul's Churchyard, 1632, and now fully reprinted from the 1632 edition at the Gregynog Press. A stunning effort!

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        ULYSSES. Signed 1/100 Copies

      London: The Bodley Head, 1936 James Joyce. ULYSSES. Signed 1/100 Copies. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. First Edition printed in England. A fine example of this, the most beautiful edition of Ulyssses ever published, designed by Eric Gill with Homeric Bow in gilt on the cover. Quarto, blonde calf vellum board printed on mould-made paper - number 38 of only 100 copies signed by Joyce in blue/black ink on the limitations page. [Total edition 1000 copies with 900 in cloth]. With the Bodley Head's printed announcement of publication laid in; in the original patterned paper slipcase with a bit of foxing & soiling to the printed numbered paper label, showing some rubbing at the slipcase edges - near fine considering it's endemic fragility. A very nice lovely example. Joyce's biographer Richard Ellman observed, "In his earlier books Joyce forced modern literature to accept new styles, new subject matter, new kinds of plot and characterization. In his last book he forced it to accept a new area of being and a new language. What is ultimately most impressive is the sureness with which, in the midst of such technical accomplishments, he achieved his special mixture of attachment and detachment, of gaiety and lugubriousness. He was no saturnine artificer contriving devices, but one of life's celebrants, in bad circumstances cracking good jokes, foisting upon ennuis and miseries his comic vision." Slocum & Cahoon A23 - The Modern Movement 42 . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Cards on the Table

      London: Collins, 1936. The First Edition has for sale this early Agatha Christie book, Cards on the Table, which is a Hercule Poirot story. This book was published by Collins [London] in 1936.____The original publisher's orange cloth binding, with the title and author details to the spine in black are in Good condition with marks and creases to the boards and spine.____There are 286 numbered pages which are in overall Good condition which have occasional foxing; a printed number to the top edge of page 5; discolouration to the endpapers; and a crack to the hinge between page 286 and the blank page (just cosmetic with pages still firmly bound-in).____This is a very scarce and collectable early Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot murder mystery detective fiction book that will make a wonderful addition to any Agatha Christie or modern first edition book collection.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        THE WHITE SAVANNAHS. Signed

      Toronto: MacMillan, 1936 THE DEDICATION COPY OF THE FIRST STUDY OF CANADIAN-LITERATURE FROM A MODERNIST POINT OF VIEW. Collin, W. E. THE WHITE SAVANNAHS. Toronto: MacMillan, Toronto, 1936. First Edition. Green cloth. (X), 288pp. A fine lovely copy in a remarkable dustwrapper. THE DEDICATION COPY, inscribed: "from Edwin / June, 1936" after the printed dedication: " For Louise", the author's wife. This important volume has the distinction of being both "the first book length work on English-Canadian literature written from a purely critical standpoint" (Germaine Warkentin) and the first book of modernist criticism in English-Canadian Lit. containing essays on Lampman, Pickthall, Pratt, Kennedy, Klein, Smith, Scott, Le Franc, and Livesay originally published as a series in the Canadian Forum and in the University of Toronto Quarterly. Collin apparently titled the collection The White Savannahs because he was living in London Ontario at the time, which he felt was so devoid of culture it was much like living in a desert. [William Edwin Collin, literary critic (b at Oakenshaw, Eng 9 May 1893; d at London, Ont 21 Dec 1984). The White Savannahs, a modernist study of 9 Canadian poets, established him as a major Canadian critic. Collin applied the ideas of such writers as T.S. Eliot, Sir James Frazer & the French Symbolists to Canadian poetry. A fine prose stylist, he also wrote a study of Paul-Jean Toulet and many articles and reviews, including from 1941 to 1956 the yearly review of French Canadian literature for the University of Toronto Quarterly - The Canadian Encyclopedia]. "In 1982 critic, W. E. Collin recalled the excitement with which he discovered the poems of Leo [Kennedy] in a copy of the FORUM in 1930, and the urgency that sent him hurrying to Montreal to meet with the poet and his colleagues. The FORUM's editor had supplied him with addresses. Collin was struck by the proximity of the poets who were turning the desert imagery of T.S. Eliot to their own uses: "I exclaimed, 'They all live in Montreal, Kennedy, Smith, Scott, Klein, They all live in Montreal.'" Collin would eventually celebrate the group in his critical anthology THE WHITE SAVANNAHS [1936]." - AS THOUGH LIFE MATTERED, by Patricia A. Morley, 1994. The most extraordinary copy.. Signed. 1st Edition.

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        GONE WITH THE WIND

      New York: Macmillan, 1936.. Thick octavo. Gray cloth, lettered in blue. Modest rubbing at corners, with a few small smudges to cloth, usual light tanning to endsheets, but a very good, tight copy in shelfworn dust jacket with a creased edge tear, two large chips to the spine panel, and a clean split part way up the lower joint. Half morocco folding slipcase. First edition, first printing. Signed by Mitchell on the front free endsheet. The dust jacket is price- clipped, but is in the preferred state, with the "Spring Novels" advert on the lower panel showing this work as the second title in the right hand column. "The book that lives on and on, decried by the devotees of higher criticism, scorned by the intellectuals, and loved by the public. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1937" - Harwell. WILLINGHAM & HARWELL 120. Harwell, IN TALL COTTON 125.

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        Gone With the Wind

      New York. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN FIRST ISSUE DUST JACKET of Mitchell's Pulitzer-Prize winning epic of Scarlett O'Hara's near-mythic love affair with Rhett Butler, one of the most popular and enduring novels in American literature. Gone With the Wind "appeared to overwhelming popular and critical acclaim in the summer of 1936. It immediately broke all sales records, and it won the Pulitzer Prize the next year. David O. Selznick's 1939 film version, which won ten Academy Award nominations and seven Oscars, including best picture, guaranteed the novel's immortality, and the novel itself remains a popular classic. Twice since its original publication it has reappeared on the New York Times bestseller list, in 1986 and again in 1991. It also has been translated into every major language of the world and many more obscure tongues. It has spawned a minor industry in publishing and spin-offs (from Mammy dolls and china to housing developments), and Mitchell's language has become a part of American lingo. In all probability it is the most popular and widely read novel in the world and the most famous novel in the English language" (American National Biography). New York: Macmillan, 1936. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket. Book near-fine, dust jacket with light edgewear and a little bit of soiling; upper flap fold clipped. An exceptionally well-preserved copy.

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        THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

      Everett, PA: Visionary Publishing Co., 1936 Lovecrafts first book. Envelope addressed to himself in Lovecraft's hand care of R.H. Barlow in Florida. "A fine story of supernatural adventure and discovery." Bleiler; Guide to Supernatural Fiction, 1039. Only about 200 copies were bound and issued. A very good copy, without the dust jacket, within a custom made clam shell case.. Signed. First edition, first printing. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine and Rare Books]
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        A Further Range

      NY: Holt, (1936). First edition. One of 4,000 copies printed. This copy is inscribed by Frost with the final quatrain of "Desert Places". The inscription is dated "June 1936", which is shortly after the book's May 30th publication date. Frost received the Pulitzer Prize for this collection, and was the third of four that he would receive in his lifetime. Typical oxidation to spine lettering, else fine in cloth and with dust wrapper that shows chipping and short tears to corners and spine ends, spine slightly toned.

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        A Clergyman's Daughter

      New York: Harper & Brothers 1st American Edition, 1936 ----------hardcover, no dust jacket. The uncommon first US edition, only 500 (or 1000, sources differ) copies printed. The first edition was published by Gollancz in the UK the previous year, 1935, and this book uses the sheets of the UK first edition. The book is incorrectly titled The Clergyman's Daughter on the spine, and correctly titled A Clergyman's Daughter elsewhere. The book is in blue cloth on boards, with off-white design to the front boards, and off-white lettering and design to the spine. The off-white design and lettering has likely faded from the original pink, although the book is not sunned, and the lettering and design are clear and distinct. The book has modest bumps to the spine extremities, is dusty on the top pages edge, has minor staining to the boards, has the former owner nameplate (and 1938 date) on the front endpaper, and is a very solid VG to VG+ copy. Ahearn & Fenwick.. .. Hard Cover. Very Good to Very Good+/No Jacket. Note: our prices on Biblio are the LOWEST of any of the sites on which we list our books.

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        A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER

      New York-London: Harper & Brothers, 1936. A CLERGYMAN'S DAUGHTER- George Orwell- Harper & Brothers-NY/London- Aug 17, 1936- 1st US Edition & Printing- Hardcover:-12mo Good+/ no dj -some cover staining and spots but nevertheless a solid copy from one of his least read but rarest books- No date, published first by Harpers in NY after the Gollancz edition in UK of 1935- 317pp, lightly toned but clean, no tears or writing-missing front ffep- original blue cloth with Harpers mark on bottom right front cover, yellow titles and design on spine- book is solid- SEE PHOTOS- On June 9, 1936, Orwell married Eileen O'Shaughnessy, and on August 17, A Clergyman's Daughter was published in New York. A Clergyman's Daughter, which was published in Britian on March 11, 1935.-"It details the trials and tribulation of Dorothy Hare, a woman whose sad existence, devoted to 'good works' is turned upside down."- His scarcest novel...some say that no more than 500 copies were ever printed. "This book has a great effect of showing how scandal can affect prominent community members. Dorothy goes "missing" after she kisses the villages most disreputable character. During her time as a missing person she learns new experiences such as sleeping in the streets and picking hops for a meagre wage. These elements are informed by Orwell's own experience with homelessness and poverty as described in Down and Out in Paris and London. Dorothy eventually finds a job as a schoolteacher, an experience that also parallels Orwell's own life."- Mispelled on spine as The Clergyman's Daughter- half-title and tile are A Clergyman's Daughter -RARE & very collectible- Fiction-general-classic-Orwell (3483) . 1st Edition-1st Printing-US. Cloth. Good+/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Une Oeuvre de Pierre Patout: Les Agrandissements des Galeries Lafayette

      Paris: Éditions René Kieffer, 1936. Near fine in silver-stamped French-folded wrappers with Patout's name inked on the thin spine. No copies in OCLC.. Limited Edition. Quarto. One of 337 copies (this copy unnumbered). Illustrated with 12 tipped-in plates (10 photographic) documenting the construction and design of architect Pierre Patout's art-deco renovations at Galeries Lafayette in 1936. Text in French, with several additional images.

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        KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING

      London: V. Gollancz. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages; Orig. Blue cloth; moderate wear, spine ends just rubbed, slightly dusty, firm. Minor spotting to front & back matter. F. A.4a. Gordon Comstock is a poor young man who works in a grubby London bookstore and spends his evenings shivering in a rented room, trying to write. He is determined to stay free of the “money world” of lucrative jobs, family responsibilities, and the kind of security symbolized by the homely aspidistra plant that sits in every middle-class British window. .

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