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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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      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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      [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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      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 New York: Macmillan, 1936. First Edition, with "Published May, 1936" on the copyright page; first issue dust jacket. 8vo. 1037 pp. Original gray cloth lettered in blue. Minor shelf wear, else a fine, tight copy, in a very good first-issue dust jacket, unclipped, with "$3.00" cost and with the "Spring Novels" advertisment on the lower panel showing this work as the second title in the right hand column. Short closed tear to top edge of front panel, some wear to ends of spine panel, small squared closed tear on back panel. Half green morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. Willingham & Harwell 120; Harwell, In Tall Cotton 125 . Laid in is a one-page Typed Letter, signed ("Margaret Mitchell Marsh"), from Mitchell to bookseller Robert Wilson, then a student at Johns Hopkins University, on a sheet of personal stationery headed "Margaret Mitchell," dated Atlanta, Georgia May 21, 1941 and reading in full, "My dear Mr. Wilson, - I have read the letter which my secretary wrote to you and I find I have little to add to it. As she wrote to you, I am no speaker and have never made any lectures of any type, so I regret that I must refuse your invitation. I do feel so flattered that The Johns Hopkins University wanted me to make this talk, and I thank you so much for asking me. Cordially, [signed in ink] Margaret Mitchell Marsh. Mrs. John R. Marsh"

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      1936. 2. BROOKS,WALTER. STORY OF FREGINALD. NY: Knopf 1936 (1936). Large 8vo, pictorial cloth, 249p., slight cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (dw chipped, 2 pieces restored). Stated 1st edition, first printing. The story of a bear named Freginald and his adventures when he joins the circus. Illustrated by KURT WIESE in 2-color and line throughout.

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      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1936. ONE OF 100 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. (There were also 900 unsigned copies.) First Edition Printed in England. At Last a Copy To Buy Openly in England,But (Happily) this One Never Read 264 x 194 mm (10 3/8 x 7 5/8"). 8 p.l., 765, [1] pp. Original vellum, gilt titling on spine, large stylized gilt bow on each cover, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed amd MOSTLY UNOPENED. In the original (slightly worn but very solid) black and white patterned paper slipcase with paper label, housed in a fine silk-lined gray morocco clamshell box by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Title printed in blue and black. Prospectus laid in at front. Slocum & Cahoon A-23. Perhaps a hint of smudging to vellum (or perhaps just a natural variation in its color), but, in any case, A VIRTUALLY MINT COPY, the binding entirely unworn, and the especially bright and mostly unopened text pristine. Billed in the laid-in prospectus as the "final and definitive edition," this is the first printing of Joyce's masterwork actually to be done in Britain. Joyce's chronicle of Leopold Bloom's odyssey through Dublin on 16 June 1904 (the date of Joyce's first date with his wife Nora) excited much controvery upon publication in 1922 and was for years a target of censorship, especially in the U.S. and U.K. In an article in the "Clarion" published two years before the present edition, J. B. Priestley lamented the "ridiculous" circumstance of being unable to obtain (except through underground means) a work "hailed as a masterpiece by writers . . . all over the world." He said that "probably no novel of our time has been more often mentioned in print than 'Ulysses,' yet the actual number of English-speaking readers who have read it is very small." Our edition is beautifully printed and notable for its accuracy. As the recent Ursus catalogue entry states, "the Shakespeare & Co. first edition included well over 5,000 departures from the author's own text, thus making any page erroneous at least seven times per page on average. The combination of an American publisher (Sylvia Beach), a French printer and typesetter (Maurice Darantière), [and] typists of various nationalities, all trying to interpret the difficult handwriting and unpredictable syntax of a half-blind Irish genius, resulted in a first edition inundated with inaccuracies." The present version remedies this by incorporating corrections made by Joyce's friend Stuart Gilbert (in preparation for his 1932 Odyssey Press edition). Copies like ours, from the run of 100, were printed on mould-made paper and bound in vellum designed by Eric Gill; the 900 unsigned copies were printed on Japon vellum paper and bound in linen buckram. Previous owners apparently cared just to read Molly Bloom's soliloquy, as those are the only pages that have been opened. In addition to the novel, our copy contains appendices with materials related to litigation over the publication of an expurgated edition in the United States, and a bibliography of works by Joyce.

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        EN GRECE Par Monts Et Par Vaux

      Geneva: Fred Boissonnas & Cie, 1936.. 2nd edn numbered (no. 392). 4to. Original pictorial wrapper on card covers (softback) (small part of front cover and prelims below on bottom edge by spine missing - otherwise bright VG retaining original tissue covering). Pp. 139 (some light spotting to prelims and endpapers; no inscriptions, remainder of text and plates clean and unmarked), illus with b&w plates with tissue guards, photos in text and coloured colophons in text. .

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        In Dubious Battle

      New York, Covici - Friede,, 1936. Octavo. Original black cloth-backed linen, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained red. With the original plain tissue dust jacket and publisher's card slipcase. Housed in a green quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. An exceptionally nice copy in the nicked and little tanned glassine and minimally rubbed slipcase. First edition, first printing, limited issue being one of 99 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author.

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      London: John Lane The Bodley Head,, 1936. Crown octavo. Original green buckram with the Homeric bow device designed by Eric Gill to the upper board gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jacket. In a black quarter morocco slipcase and chemise. Very slight fading to spine and top edges of boards, faint partial tanning to free endpapers, contents a little toned. An excellent copy in the dust jacket. First UK edition. The entire edition was limited to 1000 copies only, of which this is one of 900 numbered copies in buckram. This was the first issue to be entirely produced in Britain, with an appendix with documents relating to the legal history of Ulysses and with a bibliography.

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      John Lane The Bodley Head. London.,1936. FIRST BRITISH EDITION. Large 8vo.(10.3 x 7.9 inches). ONE OF 900 COPIES printed on Japon Vellum paper. This copy number 597, from a total edition of 1000 copies. xvi,768 pp(including blank leaves). Finely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, for Heritage Bookshop of Los Angeles, in recent full dark green morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments lettered in gilt. Gilt reproduction of Eric Gill's Homeric Bow design on the front board. Gilt rule to board edges. Marbled endpapers. Ruled gilt border on inner boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a felt lined green cloth slip case. A fine copy of this wonderful edition. The first British edition- Printed in Bristol by Western Printing Services Ltd-, published fourteen years after the books first appearance and including details of the books difficult printing history and a bibliography of Joyce`s works up to date:

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        Doriot ou la vie d'un ouvrier français

      Saint-Denis: Les éditions populaires françaises, 1936. Broché. 14,5x19,5cm. Edition originale, un des rares ex numérotés sur Hollande dont nous ne connaissons pas précisement le tirage, seuls grands papiers. Dos passé sans gravité, sinon rare et agréable exemplaire. - Les éditions populaires françaises, Saint-Denis _1936, 14,5x19,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Campesino, defiende con las armas al gobierno que te dió la tierra

      Valencia: Graficas Valencia, Intervenido U.G.T. - C.N.T., [1936]. Lithographed poster in 4 colors; 153 x 103 cm (ca 60-1/4" x 41"). Archivally backed on linen. Few minor spots of restoration along upper margin; two brief (1") repaired tears; Grade A-. & & A dramatic poster of impressive scale, produced to celebrate the land reform policies of the Republican government in the months following the fascist rebellion. Renau (1907-1982) was among the most talented and most prolific of the left-wing artists engaged by the Ministerio de Propaganda. Following the Civil War, he was captured and briefly interned in a French concentration camp, but managed to escape to Mexico in 1939. In Mexico he pursued a long and distinguished career as a muralist, painter, and political propagandist. In 1966 Renau relocated to East Germany, where he published his classic Fata Morgana USA: the American Way of Life, a book of photomontaged images highly critical of North American consumer culture. CARULLA 1613 (pictured).

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        Birds Of The West Indies - an Account with Full Descriptions of all the Birds Known to Occur or to Have Occurred on the West Indian Islands

      Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. An exceptional First Edition. Illustrated endpapers with Map of West Indies in front and ruler on rear paste down, original cloth with bright gilded title and spine lettering. An almost Fine copy, only minute soiling to boards. Book label of the nature library of Lillie R. Ernst and Lucy C. Elliott to recto of frontispiece. In the elusive dust-jacket, only minor tears and chipping to spine ends; Published The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia almost two years after Peterson's "A Field Guide to the Birds", this book was the first field guide to cover all the birds of the West Indies (outside of Cory's annotated book of 1889) . Of course, it attained world fame as Ian Fleming, a birdwatcher himself, living in Jamaica, and familiar with Bond's book, chose the name of its author for the spy hero of his first novel, Casino Royale, as he was looking for a name as "ordinary as possible" .

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      Paris: Rombaldi, (1936-37). Fine, quite beautifully produced. Each volume numbered from a limitation of 3000 copies Five volumes containing from the collection. Uniformly bound with three in red and two in black with marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g. Original wrappers bound in & Titles:D'Aurevilly. Les Diaboliques. 7 plates after Lobel-Riche.& Verlaine. Bonheur Liturgies Intimes. 5 color plates after Chahine reproduced in heliogravure.& Verlaine. Jadis et Naguere Chair. 5 color plates after Bernard Naudin reproduced in heliogravure.& Verlaine. Parallelement Chansons Pour Elle. 5 color plates by D'Edouard Chimot.& Louys. Aphrodite. 5 original color plates after A. Calbet.&

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      LONDON: Arthur H Stockwell Ltd, 1936.. 1st Editon. Hard Back. VG+/VG. 185x130mm Approx Inscribed and Signed By Author SIGNED Copy, H/b , Dust Jacket , 1st edition , Grey Cloth with black lettering. 143pp. Title continues "being the experiences and adventures of a psychologist on the subject of gosts and other obscure problems." In his introduction the author points out that the stories are not literally true but that they are founded on fact and that to seriously minded, thnking people, all are within the boundaries of possibility. This is a very rare book. Google Arthur Row for the Tartarus Press Guide to Supernatural Fiction for the entry against this book to confirm. The entry advises that the book is undated (as is this copy) and published in 1936. The copy now made available for sale has the additional attribute of being inscribed in purple on the ffep With the authors compliments and signed Arthur Row. A highlight for any collection on the supernatural. VG+/VG+ (book- no other inscriptions or previous owner name. Hint of foxing to endpapers and foredges. Dust Jacket - 5mm approx. closed tear to top rear panel. Minor rubbing to extremities with tiny loss to corners. Price to spine 3/6 net. The later is a little age tanned. Otherwise very clean with no significant shelf soiling. Now in proprietary protective wrapper) PLs see our image.

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      London: John Lane the Bodley Head, (1936). Octavo. xiii, (766)pp. First edition printed in England. From an edition of 1,000, this is one of 100 copies signed by Joyce and specially bound in full calf vellum with gilt bow design on the front cover by Eric Gill. The text for this edition follows the second Odyssey Press edition. The ban on Ulysses was overturned in the United States in 1933, but British printers were still initially hesitant about publishing the book, fearing legal consequences. However, Joyce sensed that attitudes in England would soon change, and this edition was printed in Britain three years after that landmark decision. Following the text is an appendix with information about the trial and Judge John M. Woolsey's decision to lift the ban. Includes a bibliography by Peter Pertzoff, which had been sent to Joyce and was then printed without the bibliographer's knowledge. Pages uncut. Extremely fine and fresh, lacking the fragile publisher's slipcase.

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      London: John Lane The Bodley Head, [1936].. Large, thick quarto. Full cream colored calf vellum decorated in gilt with a Homeric bow designed by Eric Gill, t.e.g., others untrimmed. A fine copy, without the publisher's card case, but enclosed in a morocco-faced parchment over boards slipcase, with gilt lettered morocco backed chemise. First edition printed in the U.K., presenting the text based on the second impression of the Odyssey Press edition. From a total edition of one thousand copies, this is copy #27 of one hundred deluxe copies printed on mould-made paper, signed by the author. In addition to the main text, three appendices are included, reprinting documents relating to the Roth piracy and injunction, as well as material pertinent to the Random House edition: Joyce's letter to Cerf, Woolsey's decision, and Morris Ernst's foreword. A third appendix consists of a preliminary bibliography of Joyce's work by Peter Pertzoff. Regarded by many as the most beautiful of the early editions of ULYSSES. SLOCUM & CAHOON A23. MODERN MOVEMENT 42.

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      [Beverly Hills]: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, 15 - 20 December 1936.. [2],149 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only, including revises on blue paper. Bradbound in printed reddish orange studio wrappers. Check-out coupon absent from prelim, paperclip rustmark (formerly causing a clean tear in the margin of one leaf) at top edge of first three leaves, some erosion of lower wrapper around brad holes, orange spill-offset from lower wrapper to blank verso of last leaf, some fraying to overlap wrapper edges, otherwise very good. A "revised final" script for the third film for which Faulkner actually received screen credit (as "Story by") upon final release in 1937, under the title SLAVE SHIP. The script was based on George S. King's novel, and at various times involved additional work by Sam Hellman, Lamar Trotti, and Gladys Lehman, as well as uncredited final revisions by associate producer Nunnally Johnson. However, this particular draft bears no writers' credits whatsoever. The film was directed by Tay Garnett, and starred Wallace Beery, Warner Baxter, Mickey Rooney, et al. The revises in this copy are dated as late as 20 December, and in collation and dating, this copy appears to represent the same draft as that formerly in the Peterson Collection. The front wrapper bears the ownership inscription of one "Red [?] Fraser Property Dept," and the first leaf bears an abbreviated cast list in pencil in the same hand. While Faulkner was involved to a greater or lesser degree in the script writing or revision process of a considerable number of films adapted from the works of others from 1933 through 1955, he received actual screen credit for only six, including, most notably, TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT and THE MALTESE FALCON.

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        PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM, 18 March 1936 - April 1937. Leading Aircraftman (LAC) Carlile. No. 1, Armoured Car Company [RAF]. Kurdistan, et al

      [Divers locales]:. 1936 - 1937.. Album: 6" x 9". 24 leaves of black mounting paper, with tissue guards.. Commerical photograph album, with purple silk moire covering, black cord tie.. Album Ð Good (front board almost detached, some losses to cloth. covering, mostly at edges). Photographs - Very Good (or better).. In 1936 the British Royal Air Force established a station at Habbaniya, West of Baghdad, during the cease in hostilities following the Anglo-Iraqi treaty of 1930. This album is an extraordinarily detailed view of an airmanÕs experience in the region at this time, from the streets of Baghdad to a tour of Kurdistan, as recorded through the eye of his camera & the artistry of his pen. The ablum begins with his ship's departure from Southampton, then arrival at Port Said, 1 April 1936; the Suez Canal, and points East, Iraq State Railroad, etc., etc. A partial list of image subjects include: 10 Ð Arrival at Port Said ÒFirst Glimpse of EgyptÓ 8 - Suez Canal 6 - Shatt-al-Arab, Iraq: views from the ship 4 Ð Train Journey Basra to Baghdad 4 Ð Garifiya town gate, people of Mahmudiyah 6 Ð Local transport: camels, bull and cart, caravans 12 Ð Wildlife and pets: honey bear, snakes, pelican, rabbits, caterpillars, scorpion 10 Ð Ctesiphon 6 - On the desert with #1 Co. 3 Ð Diyala Main Street 58 Ð Kurdistan trip: Rowanduz Gorge, Diana Village, portraits of Kurds, Jhindhan, Erbil, Deltana 5 Ð Armoured car race 9 Ð Motor pool and engine shop gang 3 Ð Bedouin from a distance 3 Ð Desert in the rain All in all, a unique look at the environs during this soldier's one year assignment in Kurdistan, et al. . 258 b&w photographs, 1-7/8" x 1-1/4". Most pages are embellished with cleverly sketched drawings illustrating the people & landscape. Such includes flying fish, palms & camels, city views, Egyptian pyramids & the Sphinx, river & ocean scenery, fishermen & duck hunters, and the Company's armoured cars on desert maneuvers. These drawings enhance the artfully arranged photographs, giving the impression that Carlile was very interested in the culture & natural features of the area.

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        The Dark Frontier

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1936., 1936. First Edition of the author's first novel. 8vo, pp.320. Association copy, belonging to a leading British Army lawyer. Bound in contemporary native red oasis over marbled sides, spine titled and ruled in gilt, with speckled edges. Bumped to lower corners. Internally very clean. Some dustiness to top edge else a fine copy of a scarce Ambler title, in an attractive old leather binding.

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        MEN OF CONCORD And some others, as portrayed in the Journal of Henry David Thoreau

      Cambridge: Houghton Mifflin, 1936. First edition. Very Good. N. C. Wyeth. xi, 255 pgs. 6 x 9 in. Green cloth with blue bands and silver lettering on spine and cover. SIGNED “N. C. WYETH, ‘36” IN INK ON TITLE PAGE. Many color illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; covers faded at top, spine quite faded, ends of spine worn, corners bumped and worn. Text very clean, binding tight. Illustrations excellent. Owner’s bookplate on front pastedown – only glued at top edge (to not ruin illustration.) N. C. Wyeth signatures extremely rare.

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        Book of the Nottingham International Chess Tournament 10th to 28th August 1936; containing all the games in the Masters' Tournament and a small selection of games from the Mindor Tournament, with annotations

      Printing Craft xxii+291 pages with frontispiece, tables, diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") issued in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative pictorial to front cover. (Betts: 34-234) Annotations by Alexander Alekhine. Round by round commentary by A J Mackenzie. First edition.Nottingham 1936, was a 15-player round robin chess tournament held August 10-28 at the University of Nottingham. It was one of the strongest of all time.Dr. J. Hannak wrote in his 1959 biography of Emanuel Lasker that "when it comes to awarding the plum for 'the greatest chess tournament ever', in 1936, the Nottingham Tournament was certainly just that". W. H. Watts in the Introduction to the tournament book called Nottingham 1936 "the most important chess event the world has so far seen". It is one of the very few tournaments in chess history to include five past, present, or future world champions (Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe and Botvinnik)! A number of other prominent players, such as Reuben Fine, Samuel Reshevsky and Salo Flohr, were in the tournament. According to the unofficial Chessmetrics ratings, the tournament was (as of March 2005) one of only five tournaments in history that had the top eight players in the world playing, and was (in terms of the leading players playing) the third strongest in history. All of the top twelve players on Chessmetrics' August 1936 rating list competed in the tournament except for numbers nine and ten (Andor Lilienthal and Paul Keres). The event is also notable for being Lasker's last major event, and for Botvinnik achieving the first Soviet success outside the Soviet Union. In parallel with the main tournament, the venue also played host to the 1936 British Women's Championship. The event was won by Edith Holloway (1868-1956), age sixty-eight and a former winner in 1919.Condition:Some soiling to jacket else a very good copy in like jacket.

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        Collected Poems of T. S. Eliot [Signed]

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1936. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $3,750. NOW $1,975. A Fine copy of the first American edition, later printing, of this book (spine ends modestly pushed, only bear touches of wear), in a Very Good + second issue dust jacket (some toning and wear to the spine, small chips to upper flap folds, quite minor general wear and modest general toning), SIGNED BY T. S. ELIOT on the title page and there inscribed by him as follows: "Compliments / T. S. Eliot". Considered by many to be the 20th Century's most important English-language Poet, T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". Born in the United States, Eliot immigrated to England in 1914 and 13 years later became a naturalized British subject. Notwithstanding that he lived in England most of his adult life, of his Poetry Eliot stated: "I'd say that my poetry has obviously more in common with my distinguished contemporaries in America than with anything written in my generation in England. That I'm sure of. ... It wouldn't be what it is, and I imagine it wouldn't be so good; putting it as modestly as I can, it wouldn't be what it is if I'd been born in England, and it wouldn't be what it is if I'd stayed in America. It's a combination of things. But in its sources, in its emotional springs, it comes from America. "Collected Poems" includes Eliot’s great early work such as Prufrock, The Wasteland and Burnt Norton, and Eliot's above statement makes owning this Signed American issue of his Collected Poems especially appropriate. As only 4,700 copies of this book were printed, and, as a result, copies of the first issue do not abound. Signed copies of any issue are uncommon, and signed copies of the book in original cloth are quite scarce. Copies in a condition as nice as is this one are scarcer still, and signed copies as nice as this one wearing the priced dust jacket are exceedingly difficult to find. [This copy belonged to Actor Jack Palance and the bookplate from the 2006 sale of his personal property is loosely laid in.] Altogether an excellent and rare copy, SIGNED AND GENERICALLY INSCRIBED BY T. S. ELIOT. RARE.

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        Hollywood La Mecque du cinéma

      Paris: Grasset, 1936. Broché. 14x19,5cm. Edition originale sur papier courant, fausse mention de quatrième édition, il n'a été tiré que 35 grands papiers. Rare et sympathique envoi de l'auteur à un ami. Ouvrage illustré de 29 dessins de Jean Guérin. Dos légèrement passé, très légères mouillures sur le premier plat. - Grasset, Paris _1936, 14x19,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Twenty-Five Poems

      London: Dent, (1936). First edition of Thomas' second published book. One of only 730 copies printed. The first edition sold out quickly and three more impressions were produced afterward, making this one of the most successful poetry books of the time. Although this collection was published only two years after his first, the poems show a more mature style, exploring themes of spirituality and politics. This is a presentation copy, inscribed by Thomas to noted collector Norman Unger on the half-title page. As with all books from the Unger collection, this is a very fine copy in grey boards, with original gray printed dust wrapper.

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        SHINA FUKO^ ZU-E

      1936. Good. [PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHO. SHINA FUKO ZU-E. [Kyoto, Otsuka Minoru, Showa 11 - 1936; one of 150cc.]. Large portfolio 43 x 54 cm. Twelve prints of China [ea. image 32 X 43 cm]. Wonderfully well printed using a hybrid of collotype with woodcut printed color overlays. In a broken cloth- over-boards portfolio with printed silk title label. The prints are tipped onto backing mats, most with with tissue guards. The tissue guards and some backing mats are foxed, but only a few prints show the effects. Overall fairly good condition for this fragile and very scarce item. Baldinger in his article about Seiho mentions this series as complete in 12 (of a total of 36 projected) images. Displayed in Europe, one of the original paintings ("Rain at Soochow") won Seiho membership in the Legion of Honor. Otsuka Kogeisha was known for its remarkable technical virtuosity in capturing in prints the delicacy of watercolour paintings. Done about the same time that Unsodo, using similar techniques, was publishing Seiho's IPPINSHU portfolio.

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        American Pulp Fiction - A Collection of Vintage Detective Magazines

      Various places and Publishers. 1936-1941. Bound in pictorial staplebound wrappers. Collection presented in 3 large stylized soft portfolios with period black silk stocking tied closures. 11" x 14 Collection is comprised of :& & Official Detective Stories - 5/36, 6/36, 9/36.& & Tru-Life Detective Cases - 10/41, 11/41, 1/42.& & Secret Detective Cases - 2/42.& & Sensational Detective Tru-Crime Cases - 6/41, 7/41, 11/41, 12/41, 2/42.& & Crime Confessions - 11/39, 7/40, 1/41, 4/41, 5/41, 6/41, 7/41, 8/41, 9/41, 10/41, 11/41, 12/41, 1/42. & & Illustrated with Pulp Cover Art , monochrome photographs, period advertisements, etc. The term, Pulp Fiction , originated from the magazines of the first half of the 20th century which were printed on cheap "pulp" paper and published fantastic, escapist fiction for the general entertainment of the mass audiences. The pulp fiction era provided a breeding ground for creative talent which would influence all forms of entertainment for decades to come. The hardboiled detective and science fiction genres were created by the freedom that the pulp fiction magazines provided.& There were hundreds of pulp magazines - gaudy, sensation-packed fiction titles that sold at between five cents and a quarter. Their classic era was from the 1920s to the 1940s, and they catered to basic needs in the male psyche because their market was almost solely focused on the US male: his aspirations to be 'red-blooded' and a 'he-man', and to have a life of action and adventure in which beautiful women fell easily into his arms, and even into his bed. Such dreams came true only for the few, so the pulps catered to fantasies - providing armchair action and masturbatory ideals. & & & The pulps came into being as rivals to the slicks, which catered to the better-off sections of the US, and they quickly earned a reputation for being exploitative, unsophisticated, violent, and sexist. While this was true to a degree, they were also the proving grounds in which some great writers first made their mark - men such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Max Brand, Zane Grey, Dashiel Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Erle Stanley Gardner, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Abraham Merritt, Robert E. Howard, Robert E. Heinlein, John D. MacDonald, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and many others. & A whole school of artists, some now deservedly famous and others long overdue for recognition, provided colourful, action-packed pictures of every conceivable situation, all intended to part customers from their hard-earned cash. At its best, the artwork had the same come-on effect as contemporary graphic art elsewhere, such as a poster advertising a new feature film or the next episode of a serial. These pictures may not always have been an accurate reflection of the contents, but their impact on sales was undeniable. Without it the pulps might have amounted to only a chapter or two in publishing history rather than a gloriously colourful era packed with compelling - occasionally notorious - images that today provoke feelings of nostalgia among those old enough to remember, and a nod of admiration from younger generations seeing them for the first time .& Dozens of pulp magazines, catering for every possible taste, poured from the presses in the US during the years between the two world wars. Some would prove very successful, but others would disappear after only a single issue. & & & The rise of crime in the US and the emergence of dictators in Europe were also regarded by the pulp publishers and their writers as forces that could be combated only by men of supernormal powers. The pulps were not just intended to entertain the reader - they were also meant to make him feel better about himself, his prospects, and especially his sex life. With this in mind, companies did not use the magazines to sell ordinary things like clothes or food, but instead tried to sell any number of do-it-yourself fitness courses, cures for bad breath, sex aids, 'home' movies, quack medicines, peek-a-boo nighties, and - because the magazines were full of unclothed girls - even courses in learning how to draw. Charles Atlas, who offered to help scrawny young men to keep their girls, rather than lose them to sand-kicking bullies, was one of the most prolific advertisers. And several less reputable companies pandered to every fad and fancy imaginable in the magazine's personal columns at the back. & The eventual death knell for the pulps began to sound during and after the end of the Second World War. Paper fell into short supply and became more costly - as did the metal required for the staples. These became so expensive that some publishers were forced to use just one through the spine. Tastes were also changing. A new sophistication was evident among readers, and suddenly the pulps were being regarded as 'something from the old days'. Television, which was rapidly becoming a feature in every household, cut savagely into the reading habits of the nation. Yet the pulp magazine legend is secure. The telling of it recalls a time when cheap thrills and big shots were the stuff of dreams for millions of ordinary people. & All issues in this collection exhibit the usual occassional rubbing and chipping to covers and spines, several issues more so than others. Some covers a bit fragile as to be expected. Some minor repairs to several issues. Generally, most issues are Very Good or better,with most quite bright and crisp. Nevertheles, age and materials require very delicate handling during reading. Featured Lit.

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        Les Fleurs du Mal and Madame Bovary. In two volumes

      Paris - Rombaldi, 1936 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A limited edition of Baudelaire's classic poem and Flaubert's masterpiece, in Zaehnsdorf bindings. Rombaldi Editions. Les Fleurs du Malis number 1886 and Madame Bovary is number 4104 of a limited edition: 'Ce livre 'Les Fleurs du Mal', le cinquieme de la collection Baldi Illustrations d'Edouard Chimot,aete acheve d'imprimer par Robert Coulouma, maitre imprimeur a argenteuil,H. Barthelemy etant directeur, le 30 Juin 1936. De cette edition revue et corrigee, il a ete fait un tirage d'exemplaires sur verge de voiron, tous numerotes'. Both volumes feature tissue-guarded coloured frontispieces. Les Fleurs du Mal and Madame Bovary each contain five coloured plates. With a bookbinder's stamp for Zaehnsdorf to the front free endpapers. Condition: In half crushed morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Slight fading to the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Slight age toning but very clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        The Lovecrafter: A Sonnet ( Number XXX from The Fungi from Yuggoth Poetry Cycle ) --- Fourty-Sixth Anniversary Issue ( Forty-Sixth / 46th )

      No Place ( Oakman, AL.? ): Donald Wollheim & Wilson Shepard ( Shepherd ), 1936, 1st and Only Edition, 1st Printing ----------Please see: Joshi I-B-iii-71; III-G-i-5 and Currey, p. 330 ----- Lovecraft, Howard Phillips, ( H. P. ) A SONNET ( The Lovecrafter), Publisher.. No place: Wilson Shepherd and Donald A Wollheim,( Printed with the deep gratitude and best wishes of Wilson Shepherd and Donald A. Wollheim), August 20, 1936. 1st and only edition, issued with Fourty-Sixth mis-spelled, 126 x 203 mm, NEAR FINE, browning to paper (although I suspect that this was issued on a brown coloured paper), broadside printed on wood pulp stock which is prone to browning, There were 16 copies printed, 1 on rag paper, the rest on paper. The rag copy and 1 of the paper copies were given to HPL and are now in the Lovecraft Collection at the John Hay Library. The remaining 14 copies were sent to friends and early science fiction enthusiasts. This sonnet is number XXX (30) in the Fungi from Yuggoth poetry cycle. This is the only issue of The Lovecrafter and was prepared for Lovecraft's forty-sixth birthday (August 20th). The broadside is from 1936. The date on the broadside is in honour of HPL's birthday, not the actual day and month of publication. Of the 14 remaining copies, they are RARE!!! and rarely come on the market, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. First Edition. Broadside .. Near Fine. Illus. by Not Applicable.

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        Trau Keinem Fuchs Auf Grüner Heid, Und Keinem Jud Bei Seinem Eid! Ein Bilderbuch Für Gross Und Klein.

      Nürnberg, Stürmer Verlag, 1936. 5. Auflage, 61. - 70 Tausend, Oblong 4to. 44 pp. with 21 coloured lithographed plates by Elvira Bauer and 22 textpages printed in Sütterlin Schreibschrift. Bound in paper covered boards with spine and front edges in cloth, colour illustration to front and black/white/red to lower. All edges coloured red. Very slight wear. Some creasing to paper on front board and some remains of glue. From a flow at time of printing. 19,5 x 25 cm.. Written in Sutterlin the old German script developed in the 16th century. The then 18-year old Elvira Bauer at the time working in a Kindergarten wrote an illustrated the book. The book is with text, like nursery rhymes along with colour illustrations. The strong healty Germans are compared to the morally and physically Jews. This is the first of three antisemitic children books published by Julius Streicher`s Stürmer Verlag, the publisher appears in the book

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        Signed Artist's Proofs of the Wood Engravings by Rudolph Ruzicka for the Overbrook Press Edition of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales"

      Overbrook Press Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, (1936). Folio. Six color engravings illustrating Oscar Wilde's text, each signed by the artist and mounted on a 13 by 10-inch off-white matte. This suite of prints, one of only twenty sets, comprises the full set of the engravings that appeared in the edition of the book. Housed in a cloth-backed folding portfolio, with paper label to the cover. Some toning to the mattes around the edges, portfolio lightly sunned and slightly soiled, else a very fine, rare presention, with no rubbing whatsoever.

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