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        Giovanni Giacometti. 1868 - 1933.

      4°, Fronti., 23 S. Text u. 49 Abb. a. Taf. (davon 1 farbig u. montiert), 1 Orig.-Holzschnitt (Das Blatt ist soweit in gutem Zustand. Ausserhalb des Schnittes 3 kleine Flecken.) . Lwd. fleckig u. stellenweise abgelöst, einige Seiten etwas fleckig, Widmung a. Vs., OLwd., OU gebräunt u. etw. randrissig, Name a. Vs. EA. Ex. Nr. 12 der 50 Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe mit einem Originalholzschnitt [Mutter mit Kind]. (= Monographien zur Schweizer Kunst, 8. Bd.).

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        Micky Maus in Afrika.

      Gr.-8°, 64 S., einige Abb., OKart. m. farb. Deckelillustr., Etwas berieben und angeschmutz, innen etwas fingerfleckig, insgesamt ein schönes Exempalr Selten. Farbig illustrierte Orig.-Umschläge und Vorsätze. Erste Veröffentlichung der Disney Geschichten in deutscher Sprache in der Übersetzung von Josy Priems.

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        Wappenbuch des Kantons Schwyz. Opus posthumum, herausgegeben von Paul Styger.

      4°, 303 S., zahlr. Wappenabb. u.12 Taf., Obroschur, Vorsätze mi.n stockfleckig, innen sauber Nr. 173 von 375 Exemplaren. Namen und Ortsverzeichnis. Styger war Kanzleidirektor und Lokalhistoriker (1856-1935)in Schwyz.

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        THE NIGHT FLOWER

      New York: The Macaulay Company New York: The Macaulay Company,. 1936. cloth.. Previous owner's inscription on front free end paper. Some darkening. to edges of text block, dustiness to top edge, a near fine copy in a. near fine price clipped dust jacket, some light shelf wear/rubbing to. edges, light rubbing to spine ends with very light chipping to head. of spine panel, small closed tear to lower front panel. (#125498). First edition. Faust's second and last mystery under this pseudonym.

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        Aesop's Fables. Translated by Sir Roger L'Estrange Kt. with plates & decorations by Stephen Gooden.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1936.. Limited edition, no. 277 of 525 copies signed by the artist, 4to, 312, (2) pp. Engraved title and 11 copperplate engravings plus decorative initial letters throughout, marbled endpapers. Original full vellum, t.e.g, double gilt rules and gilt vignettes. A fine copy held in the original marbled slipcase, this with some browning and rubbing, minor cracking to two corners.

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        Die Troza [Trozas]

      Buchergilde Gutenberg Zurich and Prague: Buchergilde Gutenberg. 1936. First. First edition, first issue with all points. Fine in a very near fine example of the rare dustwrapper with a little shallow nicking at the crown. The true first edition of the last of the author's six "Jungle" books to be translated into English. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Hole and Corner

      J.B. Lippincott Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott. (1936). First. First American edition. A small nick at the crown, else near fine in very good plus dustwrapper with nominal tears and very shallow loss at the crown. Very scarce. .

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        The Mediterranean and Other Poems

      The Alcestis Press New York: The Alcestis Press, 1936. FIRST EDITION. Paperback. One of 165 numbered copies (this copy apparently out-of-series and unnumbered) signed by the author. Faint crease in lower corner of front cover, otherwise a particularly fine, fresh copy in wrappers.

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1936.. First edition, 8vo, (ii), xii, 403, (1) pp. Original gilt titled cloth, some faint marks to the spine otherwise an excellent bright copy. A landmark work which remains ever-more relevant today. Printing and the Mind of Man 423.

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        Typewritten Letter, Signed, On Supreme Court Stationary

      1936. Cardozo, Benjamin N. [1870-1938]. [Typewritten Letter, Signed, on Supreme Court Stationary]. Washington, DC: April 2, 1936. Single 8" x 10-1/2" sheet. Light toning to letter, faint vertical and horizontal fold lines, minor short tear near center of right-hand margin along fold. An interesting letter with a large full signature. * This letter is a reply to a bookplate collector. Cardozo says he is unable to give him one because he does not use them. This letter relates to a confusing issue. People occasionally find books with "Cardozo" bookplates. These were added posthumously to mark the books that were in his library.

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        QUATRIEME CAHIERS De COLETTE. Portraits et Paysages. Avec 6 Eaux-Fortes de Segonzac

      Les Amis de Colette [Paris]:: Les Amis de Colette,. 1936.. Folio. 1st edition (Norell 0832). #146 / 175 cc. SIGNED by Colette. 95, [3] pp.. Original publisher's buff paper wrappers with wax paper cover.. Spine sun-tanned, with some tanning to wrapper edges also. Offset &. light foxing to prelims & terminal leaves. A VG copy..

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        Une Oeuvre de Pierre Patout: Les Agrandissements des Galeries Lafayette

      Paris: Editions Rene Kieffer Paris: Éditions René Kieffer, 1936. 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. Near fine in silver-stamped French-folded wrappers with Patout's name inked on the thin spine. No copies in OCLC.

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        EL NOSTER VECC MILAN. Visioni milanesi. Litografie originali di Annibale Belli, illustrate da Beniamino Gutierrez.

      Edizioni d'Arte "Aquilegia" In folio (mm. 485x317), mz. tela (dorso rifatto), piatti in cartonato edit., pp. 43, con alcune figure nel t. e una straordinaria raccolta di 77 litografie a piena pag., su carta pesante (3 sono bis). Le bellissime tavv. illustrano suggestive vedute della Milano di un tempo, divise in tre gruppi: ?Milano entro la cerchia? (32 litografie), ?Il Naviglio? (33 litografie) e ?Porta Ticinese? (12 litografie). "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,1092. Bella edizione d?arte, molto ben conservata. Raro trovarla completa.

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        Spring Flowers at Hampton Court, Green Line transport poster c.1936, small horizontal format 250 x 720mm, in gorgeous Freedman lettering at which he excelled above all others.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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        IL MERLO - 1936-1937 (le merle hebdomanaire) fischia e se ne infischia una volta la settimana - direttore ALBERTO GIANNINI, Paris, Varie imprimerie , 1936

      formato giornale, pagine 4-6 cadauno.Direttore ALBERTO GIANNINI e gerente Georges Granguillot. Raro insieme del famoso giornale satirico (per certi versi esprimeva lo spirito controverso di GIANNINI , prima fustigatore con Il Becco Giallo dal 1924 al 1926 - ed ora anche allineato su posizioni filofasciste) stampato a Parigi (in italiano e francese) per le difficoltà italiane. Il grande disegnatore GIRUS presentava in molte copie pungenti e divertenti caricature; anche alcuni artisti francesi come Chancel ed Apé arricchivano il giornale con loro spunti satirici. Notevole la schiera di collaboratori: molti si firmavano con pseudonimi, ma notiamo le firme di ANIANTE ANTONIO, Barro Silvio, Buozzi Bruno, Calliari Francesco, De Pisis Philippo (curiosa una sua risposta in cui sottolinea il suo consenso al regime), Goldsmied Leo, Criarotto Mario, LABRIOLA ANTONIO, Paderni Marco, Puglionisi Carmelo, Rastelli Ottorino, ROCCA MASSIMO, Sardelli Peppino, Torelli Tristano ed altri. ANNO TERZO 1936 Annata completa a giornali sciolti dal num. 80 del 5 gennaio al n.131 del 27 dicembre (manca il 93,) ANNO QUARTO E ULTIMO 1937 annata completa a giornali sciolti dal num. 132 al numero 174 del 24 ottobre 1937 (l'ultimo uscito) sul quale Alberto Giannini scrive l'editoriale di commiato) Le due annate a giornali sciolti e in buone condizioni, vengono offerte in blocco a

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        Wish for Tomorrow

      Robert Speller Publishing Corp. New York: Robert Speller Publishing Corp.. (1936). First. First edition. Fine in a lightly rubbed, near fine dustwrapper with a modest chip at the crown. Many romances take place on Long Island, Manhattan, and Paris. Inscribed by the author to her brother, an author, with whom she collaborated under the name Roswell Williams: "July 23, 1936. To Frank Owen: My brother, My Collaborator, My Fellow-Novelist, My Artist and A pretty good guy. Ethel Owen." For those interested in the accuracy, or lack thereof, of online sources, Wikipedia refers to Ethel as Frank's wife. .

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        Cezanne. son art - son oeuvre. paris, rosenberg, 1936.

      Due volumi di cm. 24, il primo di testo di pp. 407 (3); il secondo contiene 1634 illustrazioni su 406 tavole. Brossura edit. con velina protettiva. Pochi segni d'uso, ottima copia, a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale stampata in 1000 esemplari numerati (ns. n. 639).

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        LA BELLE CAROLINA. Dix-sept eaux-fortes originales en couleurs de Edouard Chimot.

      In-4, bross. orig. alla francese, astuccio in cartonato, pp. (4),113,(7) a fogli sciolti, ornato da due grandi iniziali decorate a colori ed illustrato da 17 squisite acqueforti originali di Chimot, così composte: 11 tavole f.t., 2 ?fleurons?, 2 grandi testate e 2 finali, in due stati (épreuves définitives en couleurs et une suite en noir avec remarque). Esempl. scompleto: possiede 4 tavole e 1 ?fleuron? in un solo stato. Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 375: ?Edition recherchée et cotée? - Benezit,III, p. 593 per il celebre artista francese Chimot. Bella edizione di 184 esempl. numer. Il ns., 62, appartiene alla tiratura di 125 ?sur vélin de Rive?, con le acqueforti in due stati. Molto ben conservato.

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        The Eternal Road: A Drama in Four Parts

      The Viking Press New York: The Viking Press. 1936. First. First edition. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. Small owner's label, and some modest offsetting to the endpapers from clippings, else near fine in a lightly age-toned, near fine dustwrapper with a tiny nick at the crown. Boldly Signed by the author and dated in the year of publication. .

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        Foster-Girl

      Constable London: Constable, 1936. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Green cloth boards; dustjacket; 572pp. Purple top-stain slightly faded, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, price-clipped and with minor spots of rubbing at flap-folds and spine ends; Very Good Plus. Novel of the London underworld, "set against a lowering, uneasy panorama of the London of mean streets and scaling housefronts." One of Metcalfe's few forays outside the realm of fantasy fiction. Published in the United States as "Sally, The Story of A Foster-Girl." Uncommon, especially in dustwrapper.

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        Broncho Apache

      NY: The Macmillan Company, 1936. hardcover. NF+/NF. 1st edition, 1st printing. Author's first novel and basis for the 1954 film Apache, starring Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters, John McIntire and Charles Bronson. Book has bumped corners. Jacket has clipped flap corners, minor edge wear and rubbing on spine. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. See KHBOOKS for details.

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        Absalom, Absalom

      New York : RANDOM HOUSE , 1936 . First Edition . VG+/G . 8VO . First printing of Faulkner's classic novel. Bound in black cloth, foldout map at rear. Lightest of wear to book, square with bright gilt. Unpriceclipped jacket shows considerable wear with losses at spine tips, edgeworn particularly the top edge and rubbing and creasing around the folds.

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        Language, Truth and Logic.

      London, Victor Gollanoz, 1936. 8vo. Orig. blue full cloth w. gilt lettering on spine. Spine a bit soiled, otherwise nice and clean, also internally.. Rare first edition of Ayer's most important and well known work, in which he presents his Verification Principle, which defines a sentence as being meaningful if, and only if, is has a verifiable empirical import. He began writing the book at the young age of 24, and two years later it was published. Ayer is considered a clear and stringent writer. "Ayer's philosophical ideas were deeply influenced by those of the Vienna Circle and David Hume. His clear, stringent and polemical exposition of them makes "Language, Truth and Logic" essential reading on the tenets of Logical Positivism -- the book is regarded as a classic of 20th century analytic philosophy, and is widely read in philosophy courses around the world." (Wikipedia). The great logical positivist, Sir Alfred Jules Ayer (1910-89), was Grote Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Logic at the University College London from 1946 till 1959, and afterwards he became Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford

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        OTTO AT SEA: ORIGINAL DRAWING

      1936. (DU BOIS,WILLIAM PENE)illus. OTTO AT SEA: ORIGINAL DRAWING.This is the original drawing for the endpaper from Du Bois' second Otto book done in 1936. Done on translucent paper in full color, few mends and chips, artfully framed between two sheets of plexiglass so that the light shines down through it. From the collection of Barbara Bader.

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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.

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        DOMUS - 1936 - n. 097 - 108 annata completa 1936 di 12 volumi sciolti - direttore GIANNI MAZZOCCHI., Milano, Editoriale Domus, 1936

      25 z 33, brossura in buone condizioni anche interne, pagine 50-70 per ogni volume. Tutti hanno numerose pagine di eccellente pubbllicità (pp. 20-40 per ognuno).Gli argomenti ed i soggetti delle foto sono spesso costruzioni di ogni tipo (case, ville, palazzi), interni con arredi e mobili, varie arti decorative ecc. Centinaia gli scritti tecnici e culturali di ogni tipo con autorevoli scritti di grandi architertti e di GIO PONTI, MONTALCINI, MOLLINO,. PANNAGGI, PIFFERI, BELGIOIOSO, BANFI, ROGERS, ENRICO RAVA, ecc. ecc.

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        THE ISLAND OF SHEEP. Signed

      London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1936 First edition, First Impression. 8vo., 318pp. Publisher's gilt lettered green cloth with gilt monogram to upper cover. A fine copy in a near fine exceptionally bright dustwrapper showing light use [two tiny 4mm chips to spine crown, one tear on the front panel with a repair of unknown origin on the verso]. Map endpapers. Neatly signed in fountain pen on a horizontal strip of off-white paper stock tipped to the title-age. A very nice example of this last Richard Hannay novel. Certrainly Buchan's most enduring character first introduced in the highly regarded Haycraft-Queen cornerstone, 'The Thirty Nine Steps'. [Dustwrapper conservation: tiny chips have been stabilized with Japanese paper, using fully reversible Methyl Cellulose]. Presents nicely. Blanchard A115.. Signed. First Edition.

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        NEW PROVINCES. Poems of Several Authors

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

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        Cezanne Son Art - Son Oeuvre

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

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        Dolph-Stewart Street, Road and Property Ownership: Map of Dutchess County New York

      Dolph and Stewart New York: Dolph and Stewart, 1936. unbound. very good(+). Wall map. Color lithograph mounted on linen with original dowels. Image measures 69" x 42". Colorful graphic wall map of Dutchess County, New York showing all townships, major routes, waterways, towns, post offices, and land owners. Includes insets of Beacon and Poughkeepsie, an index of towns and a list of "Hunt Meets of the Millbrook Hounds". Minor toning to top and bottom edges from dowels.

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        A Further Range

      Henry Holt and Company New York: Henry Holt and Company, [1936]. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. One of 803 numbered copies signed by Frost. From the library of noted bookman Frederick B. Adams, with his Rockwell Kent-designed bookplate on front pastedown. Fine copy in original glassine jacket (torn and missing a portion of spine) in near fine original box.

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

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

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        In Dubious Battle

      NY: Covici Friede. (1936). A powerful novel of migrant farm workers rising up against landowners. Written at a time when much contemporary fiction was geared toward proletarian aspirations, Steinbeck's novel could have been a mere propaganda piece; instead, it is an exploration of ideals, social protest and social justice, and the relationship of mob behavior to individual values and, as such, still resonates with relevance decades later. Tiny bookstore stamp lower rear pastedown; a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Provenance: the Bruce Kahn collection. A beautiful copy, and nearly impossible to find in this condition; probably the nicest copy we've ever seen. In a custom clamshell box. . First Edition. Hardcover.

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        Gone with the Wind ( 1st/1st )

      MacMillan, 1936. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. MacMillan, New York 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Published May 1936 Stated on the copyright page with no additional printings listed. Brown cloth boards with blue lettering. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, age toning, front endpaper pasted to the front paste-down, book opens to the half title page, previous owner's name at the title page, spine mildly rolled. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, early jacket with reviews at the rear panel, price clipped, shelf wear, small chip at the foot of the front panel, short tear.

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        [Church:] A note on the Entscheidungsproblem (+) Correction to A note on the Entscheidungsproblem (+) [Post:] Finite combinatory processes-formulation I. [In "Journal of Symbolic Logic", Volume 1, number 1 + 3, 1936]

      Wisconsin, The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1936. Lev8vo. Entire volume one of "Journal of Symbolic Logic" (i.e. number 1-4), March, June, September, December 1936) BOUND WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL WRAPPERS in a blue half cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Crossed-out library paper-label to lower part of spine and top left corner of front board. Two library stamps (in Chinese) to back of front free end-paper. Chinese library-stamp (red) and stamped inventory-number lower part of all four front wrappers. Minor bumping to lower corner of nr. 4, otherwise internally a very fine and clean copy of the entire volume. [Church:] Pp. 40-1; 101-2. [Post:] Pp. 103-5. [Entire volume: 218 pp.].. First publication of Church's seminal paper in which he proved the solution to David Hilbert's "Entscheidungsproblem" from 1928, namely that it is impossible to decide algorithmically whether statements within arithmetic are true or false. In showing that there is no general algorithm for determining whether or not a given statement is true or false, he not only solved Hilbert's "Entscheidungsproblem" but also laid the foundation for modern computer logic. This conclusion is now known as Church's Theorem or the Church-Turing Theorem (not to be mistaken with the Church-Turing Thesis). The present paper anticipates Turing's famous "On Computable Numbers" by a few months. "Church's paper, submitted on April 15, 1936, was the first to contain a demonstration that David Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem' - i.e., the question as to whether there exists in mathematics a definite method of guaranteeing the truth or falsity of any mathematical statement - was unsolvable. Church did so by devising the 'lambda-calculus', [...] Church had earlier shown the existence of an unsolvable problem of elementary number theory, but his 1936 paper was the first to put his findings into the exact form of an answer to Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem'. Church's paper bears on the question of what is computable, a problem addressed more directly by Alan Turing in his paper 'On computable numbers' published a few months later. The notion of an 'effective' or 'mechanical' computation in logic and mathematics became known as the Church-Turing thesis." (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, 250) The volume also contains first printing of Post's seminal paper, in which he, simultaneously with but independently of Turing, describes a logic automaton, which very much resembles the Turing machine. The Universal Turing Machine, which is presented for the first time in Turing's seminal paper in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society for 1936, is considered one of the most important innovations in the theory of computation and constitutes the most famous theoretical paper in the history of computing. "Post [in the present paper] suggests a computation scheme by which a "worker" can solve all problems in symbolic logic by performing only machinelike "primitive acts". Remarkably, the instructions given to the "worker" in Post's paper and to a Universal Turing Machine were identical." (A Computer Perspective, p. 125)."The Polish-American mathematician Emil Post made notable contributions to the theory of recursive functions. In the 1930s, independently of Turing, Post came up with the concept of a logic automaton similar to a Turing machine, which he described in the present paper [the paper offered]. Post's paper was intended to fill a conceptual gap in Alonzo Churchs' paper on "An unsolvable problem of elementary number theory" (Americ. Journ. of Math. 58, 1936). Church's paper had answered in the negative Hilbert's question as to whether a definite method existed for proving the truth or falsity of any mathematical statement (the Entscheidungsproblem), but failed to provide the assertion that any such definite method could be expressed as a formula in Church's lambda-calculus. Post proposed that a definite method would be written in the form of instructions to a mindless worker operating on an infinite line of "boxes" (equivalent to Turing's machine's "tape"). The worker would be capable only of reading the instructions and performing the following tasks... This range of tasks corresponds exactly to those performed by a Turing machine, and Church, who edited the "Journal of Symbolic Logic", felt it necessary to insert an editorial note referring to Turing's "shortly forthcoming" paper on computable numbers, and ascertaining that "the present article... although bearing a later date, was written entirely independently of Turing's" (p. 103)." (Origins of Cyberspace, pp. 111-12).Even though Post's work to some degree has been outshined by Turing's, the present paper is of seminal importance in the history of the foundation for modern computer logic and the ideological basis for the modern computer.The volume also contains the following important papers by W. V. Quine:1. Toward a Calculus of Concepts. Pp. 2-25.2. Set-theoretic Foundations for Logic. Pp. 45-57.Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 2002: 250 + 356 Charles & Ray Eames, A Computer Perspective, 1973: 125

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        Finite Combinatory Processes-Formulation 1. [In: The Journal of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 1, Number 3, Sept. 1936].

      [No place], 1936. 8vo. Extract, unbound, unstapled. Pp. 103-105.. The uncommon first printing of Post's seminal paper, in which he, simultaneously with but independently of Turing, describes a logic automaton, which very much resembles the Turing machine. The Universal Turing Machine, which is presented for the first time in Turing's seminal paper in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society for 1936 (same year as the present paper), is considered one of the most important innovations in the theory of computation and constitutes the most famous theoretical paper in the history of computing. "Post [in the present paper] suggests a computation scheme by which a "worker" can solve all problems in symbolic logic by performing only machinelike "primitive acts". Remarkably, the instructions given to the "worker" in Post's paper and to a Universal Turing Machine were identical." (A Computer Perspective, p. 125). "The Polish-American mathematician Emil Post made notable contributions to the theory of recursive functions. In the 1930s, indepently of Turing, Post came up with the concept of a logic automaton similar to a Turing machine, which he described in the present paper [the paper offered]. Post's paper was intended to fill a conceptual gap in Alonzo Churchs' paper on "An unsolvable problem of elementary number theory" (Americ. Journ. of Math. 58, 1936). Church's paper had answered in the negative Hilbert's question as to whether a definite method existed for proving the truth or falsity of any mathematical statement (the Entscheidungsproblem), but failed to provide the assertion that any such definite method could be expressed as a formula in Church's lambda-calculus. Post proposed that a definite method would be written in the form of instructions to a mindless worker operating on an infinite line of "boxes" (equivalent to Turing's machine's "tape"). The worker would be capable only of reading the instructions and performing the following tasks... This range of tasks corresponds exactly to those performed by a Turing machine, and Church, who edited the "Journal of Symbolic Logic", felt it necessary to insert an editorial note referring to Turing's "shortly forthcoming" paper on computable numbers, and ascertaining that "the present article... although bearing a later date, was written entirely independently of Turing's" (p. 103)." (Origins of Cyberspace, pp. 111-12).Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 2002: 355.Charles & Ray Eames, A Computer Perspective, 1973: 125

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        Fighting Angel

      John Day New York: John Day. (1936). First. First edition. Small signature to the front free endpaper, near fine in a very nice, near fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author. .

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        Seven Original Film Reels (8mm + 16mm) from the 1936 Olympic Summer + 1936 Olympic Winter Games (Four of the 8mm reels from Leni Riefenstahl's film Olympia)

      Tobis Degeto Kulturfilm G.m.b.H. Schmalfilm Abteilung Berlin: Tobis (Degeto Kulturfilm G.m.b.H., Schmalfilm-Abteilung), n/d. g. Seven original films of the 1936 Olympic Games of Berlin and Garmisch-Partenkirchen. 8mm Riefenstahl reels: I/1: Military Olympia 1936 (Equestrian / Military). I/2: Frauenturnen Olympia 1936 (Women's Gymnastics). I/3: Turmspringen Olympia 1936 (Platform Diving). II/3: Unsterbliches Marathon (Marathon). 8mm reels accompanied by a folded text insert (in German) with a summary of the contents. All titles from part 2 "Fest der Schönheit," except Unsterbliches Marathon, which is from "Fest der Völker." Titles of the other reels (not by Riefenstahl), 16 mm: I/22: Meister der Faust (Boxing). I/23: Kunst des Eislaufs (Figure Skating). 8 mm: III/3: Stabhochsprung (Pole Vault). Tobis-Degeto released these individual reels as part of a much larger series in 8 and 16mm for use in schools and sports clubs after the initial success of "Fest der Völker," and the release of "Fest der Schönheit." All 7 reels resting in golden cardboard sleeve with titles in German printed on spine, housed in original red cardboard slipcase. Some age wear, slight tearing to parts of edges, minor abrasions on slipcases. Rubbing to edges of sleeves. Slipcases and sleeves in overall good, reels with actual film in very good condition. A fascinating piece of Olympic history. Extremely rare. Olympia is a groundbreaking, award-winning 1938 film by Leni Riefenstahl, documenting the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. The film was produced in two parts: Olympia 1. Teil (Part 1): Fest der Völker (Festival of Peoples), and Olympia 2. Teil (Part 2): Fest der Schönheit (Festival of Beauty). It won awards at the Venice International Film Festival (1938), Lausanne International Film Festival (1948), as well as the National Film Prize (1937-38) and the Olympic Gold Medal of the Comitè International Olympique (1939). It was the first documentary on the Olympic Games ever made. Riefenstahl revolutionized motion pictures and used techniques such as extreme close-ups, unusual camera angles, setting railway tracks to capture the athletes and the crowd, etc. At the time this kind of film-making was groundbreaking and virtually unknown. In 1956, despite the controversy due to its political content, Olympia was classified as one of the world's ten best films and Time magazine included it in its "All-Time 100 movies."

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        PEER GYNT

      1936. 1. (RACKHAM,ARTHUR)illus. PEER GYNT by Henrick Ibsen. Lond: Harrap (1936). 4to, full vellum decorated in gold, top edge gilt, some discoloration of vellum else near Fine. LIMITED TO ONLY 460 COPIES SIGNED BY RACKHAM! llustrated with pictorial endpapers, 12 color plates, plus numerous fanciful black and whites. A beautiful copy of a very scarce Rackham limited edition.

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        PEER GYNT: A DRAMATIC POEM

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

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        SAND

      [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936: Audrey Wood, 1936 Williams, Tennessee. SAND. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936. 8vo., 8 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this carbon original typrescript short story about "Old Mr. & Mrs. Kramer"*, first submitted to STORY magazine. Punch bound blue stiff printed wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams' literary agent. From 1939 Wood helped guide & focus Williams' writing. With her nurturing, he created some of his greatest works, including: Menagerie, Streetcar & Cat]. A fine copy. Very uncommon example in private hands. *Notebooks By Tennessee Williams, Edited by Margaret Bradham Thornton - Entry for Tuesday, 31, March, 1936.. Unsigned Playscript. 1st Edition.

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        Chronicle of My Life

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

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        Original Photographic Print by Wolff & Tritschler & Advertisement Leaf "Stromeyer-Zelt bei den Olympischen Spielen (Dietrich Eckart-Bühne) Berlin 1936"

      L. Stromeyer & Co. Konstanz: L. Stromeyer & Co., 1936. vg. Original b/w photographic print by Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler accompanied by advertisement leaf of the Stromeyer tent company. Photograph measures 7" x 9 1/2" showing a female German athlete performing on uneven bars with a Stromeyer tent visible in the background. Advertisement leaf with same image measures 14" x 10 3/4". Photographer's stamp on verso of photograph: "Bestell-Nr. 1638 / 3366, Dr. Paul Wolff & Tritschler, Frankfurt am Main, Herman Göring Ufer 48 - Tel. 32278." Printed text on advertisement "Stromeyer-Zelt bei den Olympischen Spielen (Dietrich Eckhart-Bühne) Berlin 1936." The famous tent manufacturer designed the tent at the Dietrich Eckhart-Bühne in Berlin for the 1936 Olympics by order of the National Socialists. Photographer Paul Wolff and his partner Alfred Tritschler covered the Olympics which resulted in the publication of "Was ich bei den Olympischen Spielen sah." Three years prior to the Olympics, Wolff became famous for his work "Meine Erfahrungen mit der Leica" (My Experiences with the Leica). Creasing and few closed tears to parts of edges on advertisement leaf. Minor creasing on photograph. Leaf in good, photograph in very good condition.

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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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