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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1936 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, two line border to head and foot of covers in blind, top edge brown. Spine rolled, head and tail of spine creased, some barely visible marks to rear board, top edge foxed, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. "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, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM). His conclusion, namely that "the regulation of the trade-cycle - that is to say the control of booms and slumps, the level of employment, the wage-scale and the flow of investment - must be the responsibility of governments", permanently altered the terms of economic debate and considerations of the role of government in managing the economy (or not). Moggridge A10.1; Printing and the Mind of Man 423. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        SWORDS OF MARS ..

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers, [1936].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-315 [316: blank] [317: ads] [318-320: blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red, other edges rough trimmed. First edition. Eighth book of the Mars series. Heins SwM-1. Early owner's name in ink on front paste-down, inked gift inscription on the front free endpaper partially erased, shallow fraying to overlapping fore-edge of plate facing page 86, a very good copy in very good or better first state (laminated) dust jacket with wear and tiny chips at spine ends and upper corner tips and some of the usual fading to the spine panel. A bright, attractive example of this jacket featuring a fine four-color wraparound illustration reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John. (#155772)

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        Printed Document Signed.

      - The beloved and influential jazz trumpeter and gravel-voiced singer appeared in many films, most notably "Pennies from Heaven" (1936), "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) and "Hello Dolly" (1969). One of the most bizarre Satchmo items we've handled -- and we've handled a lot: a printed DS, 1p, 8½" X 11", n.p., n.d. [ca. 1966]. Very good. Small yellow tape stain at each corner. Mimeographed letter headlined "SATCHMO SEZ." in which Armstrong raves at length about the medicinal benefits of his two favorite laxatives, "Swiss Kriss" and "Bis Ma Rex." Armstrong was known to have been excessively fond of laxatives from an early age, and in later years became a devotee and practically a walking billboard for these two brands, going so far as to hand out sample packets to friends and fans. He mentions "Swiss Kriss" several times his memoir, noting that he came up with an open letter to fans about these products. Offered here is a signed copy of this very same letter. Along the top edge, he boldly writes in his characteristic green ink, "To Donald M. Burnell / from Louis Armstrong." Then, vertically down the blank left margin, he signs again, large and bold. The printed text reads in part: "How to take Swiss Kriss -- the Satchmo Way . Take a teaspoonful of Swiss Kriss ever night when going to bed. People who suffer with gas -- cancer -- and ulcers should at least take a broken dose of Swiss Kriss religiously every night for the rest of their lives." About Bis Ma Rex, Satchmo preaches: "Gas is an awful thing to have . If you can -- always keep B.M.R. around the house . It is good for many, many things . and all illnesses come from the stomach. There's no such thing as an overdose." He also points out: "There's no business interest between me and these two companies. I buy my Swiss Kriss and Bis Ma Rex the same as anybody else. For three years I thought I had Ulcers . And it wasn't a'thing but Gas. It actually thrills me to be able to 'Hipp' my Public to what's 'Happening in the "Gas Section"' . Yeah . " He continues in this jazzy colloquial fashion for some time, of course concluding with "Merry Swiss Kriss and Happy Bis Ma Rex." Fascinating and strange. Accompanied by a fine 8" X 10" glossy black and white photograph of Armstrong playing, eyes gazed upward. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1936 - 1936 Wisden Original Hardback Presentation Copy.

      Hi, This lot is a 1936 Original Hardback Wisden in Very Good Condition, excellent for the year. It also had the added bonus of being a presentation copy, signed by WH Brookes (Editor) to future editor Norman Preston which makes the book very unique. Wisden chaaged materials in 1933 and the quality of the books suffered as a result, hence why 1933-1936 seem a lot more faded than the early 1920s Hardbacks. The gilt to the front and spine is ever so slightly fading as per the year and the boards are dulled, this book however is a lot better than an average 1936. Odd mark to the boards. Internally it is a nice and bright book, very yellow pastedowns and titlepage and clean inside. The hinges are strong. Old address sticker to the first page and removable post-it-note stating the endorsement. The previous owner had a bat bookmark inserted loosly froma paperback. Internally very good without restoration with an excellent photoplate.

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        A Paladin of Arabia. The Biography of Brevet Lieut.-Colonel G. E. Leachman,

      London: John Heritage, The Unicorn Press Ltd.,, 1936. of the Royal Sussex Regiment. With a Foreword by The Right Honourable Sir Samuel Hoare. Octavo. Original black cloth, title gilt to spine, publisher's logo gilt to the front board. With the dust jacket. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and 15 other similar plates, 3 folding maps, one of them large and coloured. Mild spotting to the cloth, light toning, a very good copy in the uncommon jacket, a little rubbed and chipped on the spine ends. First edition. Seen by some truly to have been what Lawrence aspired to be, Leachman lived an extraordinary life as a soldier, explorer and Arabist, surviving the South African War and the Mesopotamia Campaign only to die by treachery in an ambush in Iraq in 1920. Distinctly uncommon, decidedly so in the jacket.

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        Entre centre et absence

      First Edition, one of 300 copies numbered on vellum, with 5 single draw China and Japan 15. Book illustrated with a frontispiece and 7 drawings by the author. Nice and rare copy. H. Matarasso Paris 1936 14,5x19,5cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE CROQUET PLAYER: A STORY

      London: Chatto & Windus, 1936.. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-81 [82] [83: printer's imprint] [84-86: blank] [note: first two and last leaves are blanks], original mottled green and black cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine panel. First edition. A presentation copy from one ghost story writer to another with signed inscription by Wells on the half title page to Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) who lived in Regent's Park from 1935 until after the end of World War II: "To Elizabeth Bowen / with warmest regards / H. G." "This story is a satire written in the form of an allegory. In its symbolism it has close affinities with THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU (1896) and MR. BLETTSWORTHY ON RAMPOLE ISLAND (1928)." - Hammond, p. 44. "In some ways a more mature telling and redirection of 'The Red Room,' or hauntings as due to mental fragments that have assumed a power beyond their immediate origin. It is also a symbolic statement of the psychosis emergent within Western culture just before World War II. 'A sickness in the very ground of our lives, breaking out here and there and filling men's minds with a paralyzing irrational fear.' The ghost story as a statement of the spiritual breakdown of society ... One of Wells's better late works." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1683. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1224. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-360. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 225. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 174. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15020. Hammond B18. Wells Society 125. Small chip to paper spine label, minor offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with tanning to spine panel, internal tape mends at spine ends, and some general dust soiling, mostly to rear panel. A nice association copy. (#149947)

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        The Southern Gates of Arabia.

      London: John Murray,, 1936. A Journey in the Hadhramaut. Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, facsimile of Stark's signature to front board gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Title page printed in red and black, 96 plates, 2 folding maps. Spine gently rolled, scattered pale markings to cloth, contents slightly toned, a few trivial spots to front free endpaper. A very good copy. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Mr. Guest with affectionate and grateful thanks for much help, from Freya May 1936" on the front free endpaper. Arthur Rhuvon Guest (1869–1946) was an accomplished Arabist who helped Stark with her original researches into Hadramawt history, and read the manuscript. In the acknowledgements Stark thanks Guest "for his invaluable assistance during the writing of my book – an assistance to which such Islamic learning as appears within its pages is chiefly due". After achieving recognition with her first book The Valley of Assassins (1934), which described travels in Iraq and Iran, Stark went to Hadramawt, southern Arabia, in search of ancient trade routes, landing at Mukallah and travelling inland to Tarim via Jol, Wadi Daw'an, Khuraybah, and such ancient cities as Shibam and Sayun. She returned a celebrity, and her book, "often considered a classic of travel writing" (ODNB) was awarded the Mungo Park medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society.

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        A Paladin of Arabia. The Biography of Brevet Lieut.-Colonel G. E. Leachman, of the Royal Sussex Regiment. With a Foreword by The Right Honourable Sir Samuel Hoare.

      London: John Heritage, The Unicorn Press Ltd., 1936 - Octavo. Original black cloth, title gilt to spine, publisher's logo gilt to the front board. With the dust jacket. Mild spotting to the cloth, light toning, a very good copy in the uncommon jacket, a little rubbed and chipped on the spine ends. Photogravure portrait frontispiece and 15 other similar plates, 3 folding maps, one of them large and coloured. First edition. Seen by some truly to have been what Lawrence aspired to be, Leachman lived an extraordinary life as a soldier, explorer and Arabist, surviving the South African War and the Mesopotamia Campaign only to die by treachery in an ambush in Iraq in 1920. Distinctly uncommon, decidedly so in the jacket. O'Brien F0138. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Walden or Life in the Woods

      The Limited Editions Club, New York 1936 - SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER Edward Steichen, #1459 of 1500 copies printed. Illustrated with Photographs Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond by Edward Steichen, and with an Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. Near Fine, 1/8" tear to linen at head of spine, no glassine jacket but with the SCARCE publisher's newsletter and card laid in, in a Near Fine slipcase, 2" tear at top corner and faint stain to paper label at spine. The book is designed by Daniel Berkeley Updike and printed by him at the Merrymount Press in Boston. 320 pp, page size 7" by 9 3/4". Sixteen photographs by Steichen, all reproduced by the collotype process by hand. The binding is in decorative green handmade paper covered boards with the back covered with black linen stamped in gold. SCARCE in lovely condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Limited and Numbered, Signed 1st Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Italia, Museo Civico di Bologna

      Roma: La Libreria Dello Stato. 1936. First. First edition. Contents page has a small, tape-repaired tear on the bottom edge, and the second page has some offsetting from that tape, else the rest of the textblock is fine. Enclosed in a near fine publisher's cardstock portfolio with some light wear around the edges. Text in Italian. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Costruzione della Strada Mantova - Molveno - Merano. 1¡ Lotto da. S. Lucia presso Fonda al Passo delle Palade. (Galleria e Ponte della Cronaccia - Ponte sul burrone Rio S.Felice, Ponte sul Rio dei Mulini - Cappelletta di S. Cristoforo - Case Cantoniere doppie, ecc.

      Bologna, Impresa Mauro Toschi fu Ulisse, 1936, album fotografico originale dell'Impresa, di cm. 34 x 24 con 14 foto di cm. 22 x 17 cadauna. E' l'attuale strada 238.

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        Black & White Photograph of King George VI, his wife Queen Elizabeth, and their daughters Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret on the deck of the Royal yacht Empress Of Britain.

      Southsea, UK: J. Russell & Sons, [ca. 1936]. - 14 x 19.3 cm. Black & White Photograph, Mounted, with photographer's credit in pencil below the portrait, Very Good with some age toning to mount. Overall size: 31 x 25.4 cm. Note with this photograph: "Some of these photographs have been released by Her Majesty The Queen for the personal use of officers and Royal Yachtsmen of BRITANNIA for their own photograph albums as records for our recent Royal Duty. You are reminded that none of the photographs Herewith are to be published or permitted to be seen by anyone who might by fair means or foul copy them for his own ends. They are Crown copyright photographs for your private use." Colin Madden, Commander, Photographic Officer, 23rd June, 1954.

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        Raven

      Ward, Lock & Co., London 1936 - First edition. Some foxing on the foredge that encroaches a little on a few of the pages, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper. Young woman arrives home after a cruise to find that her father intends to remarry, she sets out to find happiness for herself. Neither *OCLC* or *COPAC* locates copies. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

      Harcourt, Brace and Co, New York 1936 - The 1936 1st American edition, 2nd state (with no dates on the title and copyright pages --the 1st state has the 1936 date on the title page). Tight and VG+ in a crisp, price-intact ("$4.50"), VG dustjacket, with light rubbing to the front panel and light offsetting and soiling at the rear panel. Octavo, one of the seminal economic texts of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Waugh in Abyssinia

      Longmans, Green and Company, London 1936 - A very good copy with dated ownership signature to front free endpaper and two small patches of fading to cloth beneath chips from the scarce dustwrapper which is also somewhat rubbed and nicked. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grogan]
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        VERTE Y NO VERTE. A IGNACIO SÁNCHEZ MEJÍAS

      - 1936, Editorial Cruz y Raya. 4º, 20 Pág. Edición de 1.100 ejemplares Muy buen estado de conservación, con bonita portada original. POESÍA 301

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        Language of the Mosshorn. A glossary of cowboy lingo, rodeo terms, dude ranch jargon, range profanity and other Western expressions. Compiled by native authorities ... Illustrated by Will James and Dale Petit

      [Billings, Mont: The Gazette Printing Co, 1936. First edition, 4to, pp. [20]; near fine in original pictorial orange wrappers showing a full-page Will James drawing of a bronking buck. Includes the double-page spread by Jo Mora, "The Birth of the Rodeo."

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        13 BANDAS Y 48 ESTRELLAS. Poema del Mar Caribe por.

      Imprenta de Manuel Altolaguirre, 20 de mayo de 1936., Madrid - 17.8x25.5. 39pp. 2h. Muy buen ejemplar. Rústica con sobrecubierta. (las cubs. son mudas, y es la sobrecubierta de papel cebolla la que lleva el título, impreso a 2 tintas.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Menlo Park Reminiscences

      Edison Institute, Dearborn, Michigan 1936 - INSCRIBED BY FRANCIS JEHL, THOMAS EDISON'S FORMER MENLO PARK, NJ LABORATORY ASSISTANT, on the front free endpaper. A tight copy to boot of this 1936 1 volume edition. Crisp and VG+ (with fading along the spine) in its dark-green cloth. 12mo, 430 pgs., generously illustrated thruout. Signed by Author. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Junior Bible, an American Translation

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1936 - Xii, 280 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt, Map Endpapers. This First Printing Is In A Larger Format Than The Later Reprints. A Clean Copy, Inscribed By The Author "To Elfleda (Edgar Goodspeed's Wife), This First Copy October 8, 1936. Affectionately Edgar". In The Fragile Dust Jacket, Which Has Some Small Edge Chips And Tears Without Loss Of Lettering Or Design, And A Faint 1/2" Diameter Water Spot At Center Of Spine Panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA]
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        Peer Gynt

      George Harrap 1936 - Limited Edition of Peer Gynt, A Dramtic Poem, by Henrick Ibsen Illustrated and signed by Arthur Rackham Limited Edition (288 of 450 published) of First Edition, signed by Arthur Rackham. Published by George Harrap & Co, London, 1936 A handsome, rare and collectable book in a close to fine condition. Cream vellum hardback with beautifully illustrated end papers. gilt title and illustrations to front and spine. Internally fine white pages uncut on one of the edges. A tight and tidy edition. 12 intact colour plates and numerous black and whites illustrations. Slightest sign of a few foxing spots on some pages. Very collectible copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

      London: Macmillan, 1936. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition, first printing of Keynes's most influential book. Single word "Copyright" on copyright page, erratum at the end of p. 403. Sunning to spine. Minor spots to upper board, more significant spots to lower board. No writing, bookplates, library treatments, underlining, signatures, or marks of any kind. Text block fine +++, essentially new. Rarely seen in this condition.

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        Gone with the Wind

      New York: The Macmillan Company, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, with "Published May, 1936" as the only date listed on the copyright page. Very Good, lacking the original dust jacket. One-inch tear and associated crease to cloth at head of spine, mended from verso. Spine cloth slightly darkened and lightly rubbed at the ends. Top corners of boards and pages bumped. Pages toned, and lightly and sporadically foxed. A rather lovely copy.

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        DIE PROPHETIE [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

      Krakow. Komisja Orientalistyczna. Krakow: Nakladem Polskiej Akademji Umiejetnosci, 1936. 1st Edition. Later boards. 8vo. Vi, 194 pages; 25 cm. 6 word initialled inscription by the author. In German. Title translates to

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        Big Game Hunting in Manchuria.

      Hutchinson, London. 1936 - Second impression. Adapted from the Russian by Serge Ivanoff and Gertrude Mack. Octavo. 285 pages. 16 pages of adverts at rear. 17 plates. Original ochre cloth lettered in white.Sporadic spotting throughout. Very good indeed, bright copy in very good dustwrapper nicked, creased and rubbed at the edges. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        COLLECTED POEMS OF JAMES JOYCE

      New York: The Black Sun Press, 1936. Decorated white paper boards, ribbon marker. Portrait by Augustus John. Bookplate on pastedown, lower edges rubbed, boards lightly dust soiled, with a bit of foxing to endleaves; just a good copy. First edition. One of an unknown number of unnumbered copies, presumably out of series in addition to 750 numbered copies on paper, from a total edition of 800 copies. The first appearance in book form of "Ecce Puer."

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        Jézabel

      1936. Albin Michel, Paris 1936, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Albin Michel, Paris 1936, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione di questo settimanale ed interamente scritto da Georges Clemenceau e completa in 60 rate. Associazione a bradel metà calico rosso, liscio indietro con un pinnacolo d'oro, le iniziali e oro filo doppia coda, piatti carta marmorizzata, piatto prima copertina della prima rata conservato, vincolante contemporaneo. Bella e rara serie completa di 60 opuscoli. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi chagrin havane, dos à cinq nerfs orné de pointillés dorés, plats de papier à motifs décoratifs, couvertures et dos conservés. Envoi autographe signé d'Irène Némirovsky au docteur Périneau.

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        DIE PROPHETIE [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

      Krakow. Komisja Orientalistyczna. Krakow: Nakladem Polskiej Akademji Umiejetnosci, 1936 - 1st Edition. Later boards. 8vo. Vi, 194 pages; 25 cm. 6 word initialled inscription by the author. In German. Title translates to "Prophecy. " Bibliographical footnotes. Extremely rare first edition of Abraham Joshua Heschel’s (1907-1972) dissertation on the Hebrew prophets, the work that became key to his close relationship with Martin Luther King, jr as King’s closest Jewish colleague. Martin Luther King, jr, and Heschel "initially bonded over the prophets. King was drawn to Heschel’s intimate knowledge of the topic (Heschel’s masterwork, in a body of masterworks, was his book The Prophets) , and Heschel in turn admired King’s devotion to the Exodus story of Moses and the Israelites, adapted to the narrative of the civil rights struggle in the 1950s and ’60s.Heschel.can also be considered a kind of prophet himself. The main job of the prophets of the Bible, after all, is to hold their people’s feet to the fire. Moses railed at the weak and foolish Israelites who strayed from the path the minute their leader ascended to the mountaintop to commune with God. King fulminated against the war in Southeast Asia as well as against the injustices rampant in white American culture toward those whom it had enslaved for hundreds of years. Heschel supported both these causes, incurring the disapproval of some Jewish leaders when he did not hesitate to vigorously excoriate U. S. Involvement in Vietnam, preaching widely on the subject, writing letters to presidents, and being a spokesman for other religious leaders in meetings with high-level military strategists like Secretary of State Dean Rusk.Heschel, like King, had the charisma a prophet needs. He was impossible to dismiss, even when his message stung. The consummate gadfly, he shined a bright light on the ills of American society and also on those of American Judaism in the mid-20th century, which he saw as stultifying, airless, soulless, moribund. He was an outlier on one crisis we face today: how to make Judaism not only appealing but actually indispensable for Jews of future generations. His words were bracing and his exhortations powerful, but, rendered in such breathtakingly poetic language (as well as expressed verbally in his disarming Polish accent) , they seem like a loving gift from a benevolent elder, not a rebuke: He even warned warmly. He was a Jew who had suffered and seen too much suffering, and who, unlike the rest of us, was capable of vision on a greater scale, the prophetic scale. He knew what he was talking about, and, like King, he believed people could rise up, be their best selves, and behave with righteousness and even with holiness. Heschel died in 1972, four years after his friend King was shot dead. It’s a long time ago now. The prophets we have today don’t speak in King’s mellifluous rhetoric or write in Heschel’s enchanting prose. Maybe we have murdered or hounded to death those with the capacity to make our hearts soar with their words of justice and compassion; we’ve gotten pretty cynical, maybe too cynical for those kinds of voices" (Sian Gibby in Tablet Magazine, 2016) . Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century.In late October 1938, when Heschel was living in a rented room in the home of a Jewish family in Frankfurt, he was arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Poland. He spent ten months lecturing on Jewish philosophy and Torah at Warsaw's Institute for Jewish Studies. Six weeks before the German invasion of Poland, Heschel left Warsaw for London with the help of Julian Morgenstern, president of Hebrew Union College, who had been working to obtain visas for Jewish scholars in Europe.Heschel believed the teachings of the Hebrew prophets were a clarion call for social action in the United States and worked for African Americans' civil rights and against the Vietnam War. He also specifically criticized what he cal [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Amours secrètes d'un Gentleman.

      A Londres, Pour les Bibliophiles Cosmopolites [d.i. Paris, M. Duflou], o. J. [um 1936]. - 8°. 95 S. und |10 farbige erotische Heliogravüren auf Tafeln| sowie 23 kleine Illustrationen im Text (bandeaux, culs-de-lampe). Halb-Maroquin mit goldgepr. RTitel und Kopfgoldschnitt von G. Gauche. Die Orig.-Broschur mit eingebunden. Eins von 400 Exemplaren. Die sehr freien und eindeutig erotischen Illustrationen des nicht genannten Künstlers stammen von |Berthommé Saint-André| und illustrieren das muntere Treiben auf beste Weise. Denn eine versteckt gelegene Villa in einem englischen Garten dient dem Gentlemen als Ort für seine vielfältigen Spiele mit teils sehr jungen Mädchen. Im englischen Original erschien das Werk unter dem Titel "The New Epicurian" und wird Edward Sellon zugeschrieben. Einband leicht berieben, am unteren Rücken feuchtrandig. Innen stellenweise etwas fingerfleckig; die Orig.-Broschur etw. fleckig und angestaubt. Pia 53. Dutel 1010. -------------- Sackeville, Charles. Amours secrètes d'un Gentleman. A Londres, Pour les Bibliophiles Cosmopolites [i.e. Paris, M. Duflou], s. d. [vers 1936]. In-8°. 95 pp., 10 héliogravures érotiques en couleurs sur planches Berthommé Saint-André et 23 bandeaux, culs-de-lampe. Demi-maroquin, titre en dos en lettres dorées, tête dorée. Reliure de G. Gauche, couvertures conservées. Un des 400 exemplaires. Une villa, bien cachée dans un jardin anglais, sert à un gentleman à trouver des plaisirs sexuels avec de jeunes filles. Les illustrations correspondent tout à fait. Le texte original anglais "The New Epicurian" est attribué à Edward Sellon. Trace de mouillure à la reliure et léger gondolement en bas de pages. Qqs. taches de doigts, couverture un peu tachée et poussièreuse. Pia 53. Dutel 1010. ----------------- |English description available on request.| [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        The Geographical History of America Or The Relation Of Human Nature To The Human Mind

      Random House 1936 - Hardcover. White and black cloth with red and black lettering on spine. Head and tail of spine creased. Boards and extremities slightly bumped and rubbed. Endpapers discolored. Newspaper clipping laid in. Dust jacket soiled, creased and rubbed with chips and tears. Introduction by Thornton Wilder. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de 14 articles rédigés par le professeur Georges H. Bousquet sur le thème de l'Islam (1936-1938) [ Contient : ] A : Islam nord-africain et divers : 1e : Brève note sur la possession ; 2e : Le nouveau régime de de la Tutelle des mineurs musulmans ; 3e : Adoption dans la famille tunisienne ; 4e : Un Qanoun kabyle contemporain ; 5e : Note sur deux aspects contemporains du Culte des Saints chez les Musulmans ; 6e : La canonisation spontanée d'une Saint inconnu ; 6 bis: Le Jeûne des Algéroises et le Fiqh ; 7 : C. Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936) ; 8 : Commémoration d'Edmond Fagnan ; B : L'Islam à l'étranger ; 9 : Islam in the Balkans ; 10 : Notes sur les Réformes de l'Islam albanais ; 11 : Un exemple de laïcisation du Droit musulman Le Code

      1936 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-toile, A : Islam nord-africain et divers : 1e : Brève note sur la possession (Société Historique Algérienne, Revue Africaine) ; 2e : Le nouveau régime de de la Tutelle des mineurs musulmans (Société Historique Algérienne, Revue Africaine) ; 3e : Adoption dans la famille tunisienne (Congrès de la Fédération 1937) ; 4e : Un Qanoun kabyle contemporain (Congrès 1936) ; 5e : Note sur deux aspects contemporains du Culte des Saints chez les Musulmans (Congrès 1936) ; 6e : La canonisation spontanée d'une Saint inconnu (Congrès 1937); 6 bis: Le Jeûne des Algéroises et le Fiqh (Congrès 1938) ; 7 : C. Snouck Hurgronje (1857-1936) (Société Historique Algérienne 1936, Revue Africaine) ; 8 : Commémoration d'Edmond Fagnan (Société Historique Algérienne 1938, Revue Africaine); B : L'Islam à l'étranger ; 9 : Islam in the Balkans (Muslim World 1937) ; 10 : Notes sur les Réformes de l'Islam albanais (R.E.I. 1936) ; 11 : Un exemple de laïcisation du Droit musulman Le Code civil albanais (R.E.I. 1936) ; 12 : Les Musulmans à Surinam. Note sur la reconnaissance d'un statut (R.EI. 1938); 13 : Les Musulmans de l'Inde française et leur statut politique et civil (R.A. 1938). Rare recueil réunissant parmi les tous premiers articles d'islamologie rédigés par professeur G.H. Bousquet. Etat satisfaisant (fente en mors, fortes mouill. aux plats, bon état intérieur) Ouvrage provenant de la propre bibliothèque de l'auteur, le professeur Georges-H. Bousquet (Docteur en droit en 1923 avec une thèse sur "L'évolution sociale en Hollande 1914-1922"), économiste de l'école de Pareto et Schumpeter, mais également islamisant de l'école de Goldziher et Snouck-Hugronje, professeur aux facultés d'Alger puis de Bordeaux. Peu après sa thèse, il participa à la mission de la SDN pour la restauration financière de l'Autriche.Georges-H. Bousquet résumait ainsi ses travaux en Islamologie (dans les mélanges qui lui furent consacrés dans les Cahiers Pareto en 1965) : "Très en gros, on pourrait dire à ce sujet que je suis parti intellectuellement de la Loi rituelle, morale et juridique de l'Islâm (fiqh) et ai essayé de voir dans quelle mesure cette étrange casuistique (dont j'ai traduit de nombreux textes et dont j'ai exposé les règles dans divers ouvrages) est appliquée, ou non, dans les sociétés musulmanes d'Afrique du Nord surtout (mais également en Indonésie). En particulier, mon attention s'est portée sur le rituel ('ibâdates) presque toujours systématiquement négligé par mes prédécesseurs". Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE ARTISTRY OF MIXING DRINKS.

      Pp 156, black and white illustrations and maps, some outlined or lettered in red, each page with the FM monogram border in red, original wrappers with printed French wrappers. Number 008 with the printed line "specially printed on hand-made paper for H. H. Prince Bishnu of Nepal" and inscribed in ink "Very respectfully Frank Meier". The first edition consisted of 26 copies, A to Z, reserved for Meier, and 300 copies on hand-made paper numbered 1 to 123 and CCXXIV to CCC. This appears to be slightly different to the copies held on COPAC and Worldcat - these have a different pagination and no mention of the edition number, suggesting there may also have been a 'trade' edition. A superb example of Art Deco book design. Frank Meier was the first head bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, in the Cafe Parisian, which later became Bar Hemingway. As well as creating legendary cocktails such as the Bee's Knees, he continued working through the German occupation of France and frequently assisted the resistance movement and helped many Jewish residents obtain false documents.

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        The Southern Gates of Arabia. A Journey in the Hadhramaut.

      London: John Murray, 1936 - Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, facsimile of Stark's signature to front board gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Spine gently rolled, scattered pale markings to cloth, contents slightly toned, a few trivial spots to front free endpaper. A very good copy. Title page printed in red and black, 96 plates, 2 folding maps. First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To Mr. Guest with affectionate and grateful thanks for much help, from Freya May 1936" on the front free endpaper. Arthur Rhuvon Guest (1869–1946) was an accomplished Arabist who helped Stark with her original researches into Hadramawt history, and read the manuscript. In the acknowledgements Stark thanks Guest "for his invaluable assistance during the writing of my book – an assistance to which such Islamic learning as appears within its pages is chiefly due". After achieving recognition with her first book The Valley of Assassins (1934), which described travels in Iraq and Iran, Stark went to Hadramawt, southern Arabia, in search of ancient trade routes, landing at Mukallah and travelling inland to Tarim via Jol, Wadi Daw'an, Khuraybah, and such ancient cities as Shibam and Sayun. She returned a celebrity, and her book, "often considered a classic of travel writing" (ODNB) was awarded the Mungo Park medal by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Macro 2120; Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 28-30. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        2 Photograph Albums of Gordon Auchincloss including images from his years at the Groton School and Yale University

      1936 - Over 500 tipped black and white and sepia toned photographs. Oblong 4to. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon was the Captain and left tackle, photo of Coaches and Captains of the Annual St. Marks-Groton Game November, 1934, action images from football games, and the Yale Freshmen Glee Club-1936.Gordon Auchincloss (1886-1943) was born in New York, and was the son of Edgar Stirling and Maria LaGrange Sloan Auchincloss. His grandfather, Samuel Sloan, was president of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, and the Hudson River Railroad, predecessor of the New York Central System. Auchincloss graduated from Groton School in 1904. He received an A.B. degree from Yale University in 1908, and an LL. B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1911. He married Janet House on September 14, 1912. Auchincloss served as assistant United States attorney for the Southern District, New York and as special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States. He was a member of the law firm of Auchincloss, Alley & Duncan, and served as secretary of the American War Mission to England and France in November, 1917, and as secretary to his father-in-law, Colonel Edward M. House, during negotiations of the Armistice in November, 1918, and during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. In addition to Chase National Bank, he was a director of International Paper and Power Company, the Crosse & Blackwell Company, societe Financiere de Transports et d'Enterprises Industrielles of Brussels, Belgium; Solvay American Corporation and Compania Hispano Americana de Electicidad of Barcelona, Spain.He was assistant treasurer of the Democratic National Committee in 1916, chairman of the fund raising committee of the New York Association for the Blind, a trustee of the Riverside Church, a member of the State and city bar associations, and Psi Upsilon and Scroll and Key of Yale. Auchincloss died at the age of 56 after a brief illness. Pebbled, and grained leather, wear to extremities, minor scuffing, VG Over 500 tipped black and white and sepia toned photographs. Oblong 4to

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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