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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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        COLLECTION BALDI "LES CONTEMPORAINS"

      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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        RESEARCHES INTO THE UNKNOWN

      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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        Ulysses

      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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        ULYSSES

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        " THE LAST SLAVER"...REVISED FINAL SCRIPT

      [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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        DONALD DUCK

      1936. 2. DISNEY,WALT. DONALD DUCK. NY: Grosset and Dunlap (1936). 4to, pictorial boards, VG+ in soiled and frayed dust wrapper. Illustrated with glorious and bright full color illustrations plus black & whites and pictorial endpapers. Rare early Donald.

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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. & crimetime.co.uk& 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.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Shoup]
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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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        Stowaway (Original screenplay for the 1936 film)

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

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        Die Krisis der Europäischen Wissenschaften und die transzendentale Phaenomenologie. Eine Einleitung in die phänomenologosche Philosophie.

      Beograd, 1936. 8vo. Original printed wrappers. Backstrip lacking a bit of paper at top and bottom. Edges faded, otherwise fine. A marginal damp-stain to lower corner, far from affecting text. Pp. (77)-176.. First printing, in the extremely scarce off-print with a highly interesting presentation-inscription, of the first appearance of the first printed part (the only part to appear within his life-time) of Husserl's seminal work in which he develops his path-breaking project of linking the basic notions of science back to their conceptual roots in the pre-scientific parts of the "life-world". The work constitutes the last great work of the most important philosopher of the 20th century, the principal founder of phenomenology. The work is inscribed for "Herrn Professor Léon Robin" (1866 - 1947), the important French philosopher and scholar of Greek philosophy, who was professor of history of ancient philosophy at the Sorbonne from 1924 to 1936 (famous for his translation of Plato's dialogues into French and a number of important works on classical Greek philosophy), and reads as thus "mit/ dem Andruck vorzüglichen Hochschätzung/ überreicht/ v. Verfasser". Husserl-inscriptions are of the utmost scarcity, as are offprints of the present work. The work appeared in volume 1 of "Philosophia. Philosophorum nostri temporis vox universa. Edidit Arthur Liebert." Belgrado (Beograd), 1936, a journal that in itself is scarce. Only very few copies of the offprint are known. In "Krisis", Husserl considers the pervasive sense of crisis in European culture, while attempting to give the last in a long line of introductions by him to the method of phenomenological research which he had founded. "Krisis" develops themes which are found in earlier works by Husserl, most importantly, the question of the constitution of intersubjectivity in the Cartesian Meditations (1929). However, a great interest of the work lies in its inflexion of the phenomenological methodology. Husserl, a mathematician by education, had articulated phenomenology as a rigorous science, on the ideals of 19th century rationalism. This understanding of the role of science and of philosophy permeates his earlier research which, while also treating social and historical phenomena, always does so from the vantage point of individual consciousness. In "Krisis", Husserl cuts the umbilical cord to individual consciousness. We find him engaged in what he describes as a "teleological-historical reflection upon the origins of our critical scientific and philosophical situation". This reflection revolves around the concept of "life-world" (Lebenswelt) which Husserl introduces as the designation of the pre-theoretical and unreflected element, out of which scientific thought arises. Husserl attributes the alienation of man in Europe to the fact that the sciences have forgotten that they are rooted in the "life-world". The concept has since played a pivotal role in the theory of communicative action of Jürgen Habermas. Krisis is the last work of the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. As such, it is an essential for anybody with an interest in phenomenology, the dominant non-analytic strain of philosophical reflection in the 20th century. At the same time, it represents something as exceptional as the radicalization of an entire life's work which opens up to entire new perspectives. It translates Husserl's sense of the growing malaise and restlessness in European culture, of which he himself was a victim since the Nazi take-over of power in Germany in 1933. But it is also a reply to the then increasingly successful existentialist philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers, in whose work Husserl saw a travesty of his own philosophy and a threat to the foundation of European culture. In this sense, it is the last element in what is one of the most fruitful direct dialogues in the history of philosophy, the dialogue between Husserl and his former assistant Heidegger. The last of "The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology" only appeared posthumously, in 1954

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        Die Krisis der Europäischen Wissenschaften und die transzendentale Phaenomenologie. (In: Philosophia. Philosophorum nostri temporis vox universa. Edidit Arthur Liebert. Vol. 1, Fasc. 1, 1936].

      Belgrado (Beograd), 1936. 8vo. Pp. 77-176. The entire volume one of Philosophia present, uncut and in the original printed wrappers. A bit of tear and wear to extremities and spine of the fragile wrappers, but overall well-preserved. First two leaves of the entire volume (not the Krisis-article) with light brown patches. [Entire volume: 442 pp.].. The very rare first printing of the first appearance of the first printed part (the only part to appear within his life-time) of Husserl's seminal work in which he develops his path-breaking project of linking the basic notions of science back to their conceptual roots in the pre-scientific parts of the "life-world". The work constitutes the last great work of the most important philosopher of the 20th century, the principal founder of phenomenology. In "Krisis", Husserl considers the pervasive sense of crisis in European culture, while attempting to give the last in a long line of introductions by him to the method of phenomenological research which he had founded. "Krisis" develops themes which are found in earlier works by Husserl, most importantly, the question of the constitution of intersubjectivity in the Cartesian Meditations (1929). However, a great interest of the work lies in its inflexion of the phenomenological methodology. Husserl, a mathematician by education, had articulated phenomenology as a rigorous science, on the ideals of 19th century rationalism. This understanding of the role of science and of philosophy permeates his earlier research which, while also treating social and historical phenomena, always does so from the vantage point of individual consciousness. In "Krisis", Husserl cuts the umbilical cord to individual consciousness. We find him engaged in what he describes as a "teleological-historical reflection upon the origins of our critical scientific and philosophical situation". This reflection revolves around the concept of "life-world" (Lebenswelt) which Husserl introduces as the designation of the pre-theoretical and unreflected element, out of which scientific thought arises. Husserl attributes the alienation of man in Europe to the fact that the sciences have forgotten that they are rooted in the "life-world". The concept has since played a pivotal role in the theory of communicative action of Jürgen Habermas. Krisis is the last work of the most influential philosopher of the 20th century. As such, it is an essential for anybody with an interest in phenomenology, the dominant non-analytic strain of philosophical reflection in the 20th century. At the same time, it represents something as exceptional as the radicalization of an entire life's work which opens up to entire new perspectives. It translates Husserl's sense of the growing malaise and restlessness in European culture, of which he himself was a victim since the Nazi take-over of power in Germany in 1933. But it is also a reply to the then increasingly successful existentialist philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers, in whose work Husserl saw a travesty of his own philosophy and a threat to the foundation of European culture. In this sense, it is the last element in what is one of the most fruitful direct dialogues in the history of philosophy, the dialogue between Husserl and his former assistant Heidegger. The last of "The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology" only appeared posthumously, in 1954

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        Bilder från Kina. Fotografier och Text af Osvald Sirén.

      Nordisk Rotogravyr, Stockholm 1936. Large 4°. 84 pages + 128 photo plates + a foldout map. Bound with the orig. front cover in the orig. decorated cloth binding. Near fine, with very slight discolouring on the edges

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        L'Histoire Comique de Francion. Réimprimée intégralement pour la premiere fois d'apres l'édition originale de 1623. Et Décorée de 17 eaux-fortes et de 16 gravures par Martin van Maele. Paris, Jean Fort, 1925.

      8vo. Fine hcalf with 6 raised bands and compartments luxurious gilt. Uncut. In box. Bound by Jakob Baden 1936. All wrappers withbound. No 74 of 61 (numb. 43 à 103) "sur Madagascar" and with the 17 plates in 3 states (une suite définitive et deux états de Planches). Total of 1203

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        [Pulp magazine]: Weird Tales -- February 1936

      Popular Fiction Publishing Company Indianapolis, Indiana: Popular Fiction Publishing Company. 1936. Magazine. Cover by Margaret Brundage. Octavo. Illustrated paper wrappers. A touch of light wear to the edges, near fine. This issue features the third part of an original Robert E. Howard Conan story, "The Hour of the Dragon." From the collection of John K. Martin, with his simple, tiny book label on the rear pastedown. John K. Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press and is perhaps best known for providing Charles Bukowski a guaranteed stipend that allowed Bukowski to leave his post office job in order to write. Martin's private collections are renowned for the superior condition of their material. .

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        Not under Forty

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. One of 333 numbered copies, specially printed on Nihon Japan vellum and signed by the author. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket (unworn but with some tanning to spine and front and rear panels- from reaction with slipcase) in a near fine publisher's box. One of the scarcer signed limited Cathers, especially in this condition.

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        Fundamental Psychological Conceptions. A Report of Five Lectures, given under the auspices of the Institute of Medical Psychology, Melet Place, London, W.C.1. September 30 - October 4, 1935. [Next leaf: Edited by Mary Barker and Margaret Game for the Analytical Psychology Club London].

      London, (Duplicated by the Belsize Typewriting Bureau), 1936. 4to. Stitched mimeographed typescript bound in the original green half cloth with a bit of wear to extremities. Printed on rectos only, on wove paper watermarked "WEMCO". A bit of minor brwonspotting, but overall nice and clean. Early ownership inscription to front thee end-paper: "K. Armstrong/ 69 Ridgmount Gardens/ W.C.1."). (3), iii, 235, (1) ff. + f. 89a (being an illustrated leaf). Illustrations in the text, after drawings by Jung, several of them full-page.. Extremely scarce first printing, pre-publication mimeographed typescript "printed as manuscript for private circulation only" (p. i), nr. 84 (number inserted by hand at the bottom of p. i) out of no more than 150 copies at the most. A highly interesting privately published typescript of Jung's London Lectures, the so-called "Tavistock Lectures", which were not actually published until 1968 under the title "Analytical Psychology: Its theory and Practise. The Tavistock Lectures", and which were substantially edited and altered, resulting for instance in the fact that Jung's ruder remarks to the prominent British psychiatrists and psychologists were taken out. Apart from that, the correspondence around the editing of the text shows that the question of tampering with Jung's "holy writ" resulted in great discussions. Already during the earliest decades of the 20th century, the work and lectures of the great Swiss psychologist and founder of analytical psychology, Carl Gustav Jung, had awoken interest in England, and when in 1935 he gave his important lectures on the structure of the unconscious mind, the contents of the unconscious and on the methods used in the investigation of these (i.e. the London Lectures), he was indeed very famous and admired by many. However, the seminars that he moderated (19 in all between 1923 and 1941, most of them in German) were private, and up until 1948 there was no formal Jungian training institute; one could only really learn from the master himself, by participating in his seminars. The attendance, however, was very restricted. It was "by invitation only", and not very many were invited. During the seminar, a transcription of the lectures, of Jung's comments and the exchanges with the students was made and then privately printed, in numbered (by hand) copies that were distributed to the participants and a few "insiders" only, thus the strict statement on p. 1: "This report is printed as manuscript for private circulation only. The copyright belongs to Professor Jung and no part of the Report can be quoted for publication without his express permission." It is not known exactly how many copies of the "London Lectures" were thus mimeographically printed, but it is known that the corresponding typescripts of the early 20'ies seminars were printed in 100 copies and that the number went up during the years, resulting in about 150 copies for the final three seminars that date from the very late 30'ies-very early 40'ies. The present London or Tavistock Lectures are fundamental for Jungian psychology. He states himself that he wishes to give an outline of certain fundamental conceptions of psychology and then goes on to explain the he will mainly deal with the structure of the unconscious mind, the contents of the unconscious, and the method used in the investigation of contents originating in the unconscious psychological process. It is held that it is in the present lectures that Jung introduces the subject of archetypes and the collective unconscious. "The Tavistock Lectures. 5 lectures which Jung delivered to English medical doctors in 1935. This book is an excellent introduction to Jung's theory, as he assumed no prior knowledge on the part of the audience. As Joseph Campbell put it in Book World, "This, surely, is the most lucid, simple and orderly introduction to the basic principles and methods of the Jungian science of the psyche that has yet been offered to the public." (Preface to the first printed version of the text, 1968)

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        L'impero coloniale fascista. novara, de agostini, 1936.

      In-folio (cm. 41), pp. 568. Con moltissime, nitide e belle illustrazioni fotografiche, ritratti, cartine geografiche ripiegate e tavole a colori fuori testo. Legatura editoriale in piena pelle con titoli in oro al piatto. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera munita di un apparato iconografico davvero affascinante ed a cui contribuirono autori quali Alfredo Almagià, Amedeo Maiuri, Alessandro Pavolini, ecc... Una delle pubblicazioni più complete dell'epoca sull'impero coloniale. Non comune, soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione.

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        Black Spring.

      The Obelisk Press, Paris 1936. 267 pages. Orig. cover decorated by M.J. Kahane. Very good+, with very slight edgewear, and a slightly sunned spine, with minor stains. A nice and intact copy.. First edition, one of 1000 copies with the price of 50 Frs. on the inner cover

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        Rare appointment of a delegate to the 1936 Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace in Buenos Aires signed by FDR and Secretary of State Cordell Hull – both of whom attended –Hull’s achievements at this conference were among the reasons he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize nine years later

      Typed Document Signed “Franklin D. Roosevelt” as President and “Cordell Hull” as Secretary of State, one page, 10” x 13.5”. Washington, D.C., October 23, 1936. In part, “Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of Mrs. Elise F. Musser, of Utah, I do appoint her a Delegate of the United States of America to the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace, to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, beginning December 1, 1936...” Superb 3.5”-diameter embossed paper Great Seal of the United States affixed at left. Light creases in blank areas, lightly tanned at perimeter from prior framing. Fine condition. Elise Furer Musser (1877-1967) served as a Utah State Senator and Democratic National Committeewoman before this appointment as one of seven delegates representing the United States at the Inter-American Conference for the Maintenance of Peace held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 1-23, 1936. Secretary of State Cordell Hull chaired the delegation. President Roosevelt traveled to Buenos Aires aboard the U.S.S. “Indianapolis” and delivered an address at the opening session. It’s interesting to note that on January 27, 1937, the Cabinet of the Republic of Cuba passed a resolution proposing President Roosevelt as a candidate for the 1937 Nobel Peace Prize because of his efforts for peace at the conference but it was Cordell Hull who was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his work for peace. The December 10, 1945 presentation speech by Gunnar Jahn, Chairman of the Nobel Committee, mentioned “the Pan-American policy sponsored by Roosevelt and Hull” and that “one of the achievements of the Buenos Aires Conference was the approval of an agreement for collective security and neutrality in the event of war.”

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        Turn, Magic Wheel

      Farrar & Rinehart New York: Farrar & Rinehart. (1936). First. First edition. Some foxing and wear to the boards, spine repaired, a very good copy in a supplied, good dustwrapper with a crease on the spine and with small chips and tears. This copy Inscribed but not signed by Powell to her close friend Hannah Green: "To Green, My Queen. Euch." Green made a point of collecting Powell's older books, apparently and as evidenced here, much to Powell's dismay. By consensus the best novel on New York's bohemian life by this satirical, proto-feminist novelist who has recently been rediscovered. Gore Vidal, whose critical essay helped restore her fame, called her a better satirist than Twain and said she was "our best comic novelist." Ernest Hemingway once told her she was his "favorite living novelist" -- although she was not averse to poking fun at Hemingway himself, which she did in her novel, The Wicked Pavilion. Novelist Lisa Zeidner, in a review of the Tim Page biography of Powell in The New York Times Book Review, said that "she is wittier than Dorothy Parker, dissects the rich better than F. Scott Fitzgerald, is more plaintive than Willa Cather in her evocation of the heartland and has a more supple control of satirical voice than Evelyn Waugh, the writer to whom she's most often compared." Powell was an archetypal free spirit, living much of her life in Greenwich Village, taking -- and flaunting -- lovers frequently although she was married, and mercilessly skewering the postures and foibles of an array of New York types, from bohemian artists to wealthy tycoons. An exceptionally scarce book. .

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        THE GREEN MAN OF GRAYPEC [novel]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT (TMs). 262 leaves typed on rectos only. The setting copy for the revised 1950 edition, with numerous editorial changes in pencil as well as typographical instructions

      Old stab holes at upper right from former brad binding, generally. very good. (#128353). Festus Pragnell (his real name) was a British policeman and author of pulp fiction active mostly in the 1930s and 1940s. This represents the revised edition of his first sf novel, originally published in 1936 as THE GREEN MAN OF KILSONA, about a voyage into a miniature world. See Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 955.

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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money 1st edition.

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1936.. First edition. Has 1936 at botton of title page and copyright on verso of title page, this makes it the first edition first issue. xii + 403pp. 8vo., dark green cloth, very slight fading to spine.Gilt lettering, blind stamped lines at top and bottom of boards, gilt on spine. This is an exceptionally fine copy. Fine.This is the most important of the works of Keynes and has an enormous influence on economists ever since its publication.

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

      London, Macmillan, 1936. 8vo. Original cloth, original dust jacket. An outstanding copy; two small closed tears in the jacket, otherwise in near mint condition. XII,430,(1) pp.. First edition of one of the most important books in the history of economics. Keynes' book is often compared to Smith's 'Wealth of Nations' and Marx's 'Kapital'. It forms the foundation of of Keynesian economics, the most influential economic system of the twentieth-century. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. ... (In his General Theory of Employment), he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economists to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate. By-passing what he termed the 'underworlds' of Marx, Gesell and Major Douglas, he propounded a hardly less unorthodox programme for national and international official monetary policies. ... Keynes was to dominate the international conference at Bretton Woods, out of which came the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank; and his influence during the ensuing decades, even on his theoretical opponents, has been such that a highly placed American official recently remarked that 'we are all Keynesians today'". (Printing and the Mind of Man, 423)

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        Odd John. A Story Between Jest and Earnest.

      London; Methuen & Co., [1936]. First edition, first impression, third issue. 19x13,5 cm. (5, 1 blank), 282 pp. + 8 pages of ads. (dated 835 on p. 8 = August 1935). Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial dustjacket. Slightest chipping to spine ends and corners of the jacket. An insignificant white stain on front board. A fine copy. In Odd John, Stapledon explores the themes of Übermensch and Utopia, through the boy John Wainwright, who is born with extraordinary mental powers. The third impression differs from the first only in the price stated on the jacket (3 s. 6 d. instead of 7 s. 6 d.), and has the ads for August 1935. Published in 360 copies. Satty & Smith A6.1.1.3

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        A Further Range

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

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        Babbage's Calculating Engines. Being a Collection of Papers Relating to Them; Their History, and Construction. [Compiled by Henry Prevost Babbage.]London: E. and F.N. Spon, 1889. First edition.

      The principal source of information for the technical operation of Babbage's Difference and Analytical engines, and a rare book on the market. <br/><br/> "Toward the end of his life, Babbage began assembling his own and other's previously published writings on the Difference and Analytical Engines with the intent of publishing a history of the machines, but died before he could accomplish this task. He had the first 294 pages of this work typeset and printed on slightly varying types of paper during his lifetime. It would appear that its purpose was to collect the most significant published writings, many of which had appeared as obscure pamphlets or in little-read journals, together with a listing of what remained unpublished, including all of Babbage's notebooks and engineering drawings [listed on pp. 271-294], in the hope that his unfinished projects might be completed at some future date. The book was completed by Babbage's youngest son, Major-General Henry Prevost Babbage, to whom Babbage had bequeathed his calculating engines and everything pertaining to them. <br/><br/> "Were it not for this volume and the bibliography of Babbage's works published both here (on the last three printed pages of the book) and in Babbage's autobiography, Babbage's achievements might have been forgotten. As it turned out the information was never implemented literally, probably because construction of the mechanical Analytical Engine was just too complex a project for any organization except a government to undertake. Yet Babbage's ambitions and his ideas remained alive in the minds of people working in mechanical computation long after his technology had fallen into obsolescence. When Vannevar Bush suggested in 1936 that electromechanical technology might be the way to realize 'Babbage's large conception' of the Analytical Engine, he cited this volume among his references; and in building the electromechanical Harvard Mark I, Howard Aiken saw himself as fulfilling Babbage's ambition" (OOC).<br/><br/> Hyman 254; OOC 94 (modern reprint only); Van Sinderen CB80, showing that Babbage listed a History of the Analytical Engine as being "in the press" in 1864.. 4to: 287 x 225 mm. Pp. [8], 342, [4]. Portrait, folding table, 15 plates (several folding, including 1 large-folding, with some repairs to the margin). Modern dark green cloth in imitation of the original binding, "Babbage's Calculating Engines" lettered in gilt on upper board and on spine, some leaves browned due to acidic paper, old repairs to folds of some plates, armorial bookplate on title verso

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        The Tale of the Golden Cockerel. (Translated by Hannah Waller with a Note... by Raïssa Lomonossova.

      London: Golden Cockerel Press), [1936].. Limited edition, no. 72 of 100 copies, 16mo, 22, (2) pp. 4 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings, one printed in gold, single leaf prospectus for this work loosely inserted. Original gold and red patterned cloth, very slight darkening to the foot of the lower cover otherwise a fine copy. "The binding in 'cloth of gold' was a very happy experiment... the translation was hailed as one of the best renderings of Pushkin". Chanticleer 115.

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        Coppa del mondo. cronistoria del ii campionato mondiale di calcio. 1934 a. xii e. f.. [roma, f.i.g.c., 1936].

      In-4° (cm. 31), brossura editoriale figurata (lievi sciupii ai bordi); pp. [4], 230, [2] in ottimo stato con numerose illustrazioni fotografiche n.t. (circa 500). Rarissima e ricercatissima edizione originale della cronistoria ufficiale dei Mondiali di calcio italiani vinti dalla nazionale di casa. Il curatore Bruno Zauli (1902-1963), poi famoso dirigente sportivo a cui si deve - tra l'altro - la nascita della Lega Nazionale Dilettanti e l'inaugurazione del C.T.S.F. di Coverciano, era nel '34 capo ufficio stampa nella organizzazione della Coppa, e collaborò con l'ufficio propaganda e stampa del C.O.N.I. per questo capolavoro edito dalla F.I.G.C.. Esemplare molto buono.

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        Inscription on 8vo sheet to which is afixed a newspaper photo of him holding film, Copenhagen, Oct. 11, 1936

      "For . Souvenir of Max Skladanowsky, Inventor of the Bioscope . Below the inscription a newspaper image showing him holding a film has been affixed. Anything signed by Skladanowsky is exceedingly rare.

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