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2018-06-25 07:00:11
P.G. Wodehouse
Herbert Jenkins, UK. Young Men in Spats by P.G. Wodehouse First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1936. No inscriptions, no toning or foxing. Completely unblemished throughout. Grey cloth covers are fine. In like original (and remarkably well preserved) dust jacket, which has a minor repair to some rubbing at spine tips and a faint mark where an overpriced publisher's label was removed (see image ). An excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Brought to Book Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-24 21:31:14
RAF Officer
Ser Amadia [Amadiya], Haisi [Haisse], Sulav, Baghdad, Aboukir [Abu Qir], 1936-1938. Album of large format photographs, featuring rare and stellar views of Kurdistan and Baghdad, part of what was then the Kingdom of Iraq, taken by an RAF officer while serving abroad with the AHQ Iraq Command. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album, brown cloth snake-skinned styled boards with green cloth spine, measuring approximately 32 x 22 x 3,5 cm. Contains 42 large format gelatin silver print photographs, mounted with corners onto brown cardstock leaves, meticulously captioned and ruled in manuscript, with the exception of four which are loosely placed within the volume. Photographs measure approximately 22 x 16 cm, with only slight variation. Some wear to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition, striking inter-war images captured in Iraq, all printed in large format. Photographs of outstanding quality, printed in large format, provide a rare glimpse into the lives of Assyrians and Kurds in Mesopotamia, as well as beautiful views of Baghdad which had then just recently, in 1932, become the capital of the Kingdom of Iraq. In Kurdistan, nostalgic views show an Assyrian village called Haisi [more recently known as Haisse], the lovely alpine village Sulav, and also the Kurdish town of Amadia [Amadiya], the latter being an ancient mountain top village and Hill station situated along a tributary to the Great Zab river in the Dahuk Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, a town which has become a popular summer resort. Striking views of Baghdad render the most pleasing scenes of exquisite architecture, ancien … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts [CA]
2018-06-23 21:32:19
BRANDT, Bill.
London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1936. Quarto. Original glazed photographically illustrated boards, titles to front board and spine in red. With the glassine dust jacket. Minor rubbing to edges, dust jacket torn and chipped to edges, lacking about a third of the back panel. 63 full-page photographs by Brandt. First edition, first impression, of the photographer's first book. "The book is notable for its pointed contrasts of upper- and working-class life, but also for Brandt's sheer relish for the mysteries and rituals of Englishness" (ODNB). Roth 101, Parr & Badger. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-23 15:42:14
RAF Officer
Ser Amadia, Haisi, Sulav, Baghdad, Aboukir: (1936). Ser Amadia [Amadiya], Haisi [Haisse], Sulav, Baghdad, Aboukir [Abu Qir], 1936-1938. Album of large format photographs, featuring rare and stellar views of Kurdistan and Baghdad, part of what was then the Kingdom of Iraq, taken by an RAF officer while serving abroad with the AHQ Iraq Command. Oblong 8vo. string-tied album, brown cloth snake-skinned styled boards with green cloth spine, measuring approximately 32 x 22 x 3,5 cm. Contains 42 large format gelatin silver print photographs, mounted with corners onto brown cardstock leaves, meticulously captioned and ruled in manuscript, with the exception of four which are loosely placed within the volume. Photographs measure approximately 22 x 16 cm, with only slight variation. Some wear to boards, otherwise in Very Good Condition, striking inter-war images captured in Iraq, all printed in large format. Photographs of outstanding quality, printed in large format, provide a rare glimpse into the lives of Assyrians and Kurds in Mesopotamia, as well as beautiful views of Baghdad which had then just recently, in 1932, become the capital of the Kingdom of Iraq. In Kurdistan, nostalgic views show an Assyrian village called Haisi [more recently known as Haisse], the lovely alpine village Sulav, and also the Kurdish town of Amadia [Amadiya], the latter being an ancient mountain top village and Hill station situated along a tributary to the Great Zab river in the Dahuk Governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, a town which has become a popular summer resort. Striking views of Baghdad render the mo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ABAC - ILAB [Blaine, WA, UNITED STATES]
2018-06-23 14:41:08
DETECTIVE ALBERT SHEDLOCK
BRADDOCK RANKIN TURTLE CREEK PITTSBURGH PENN, 1936. On offer is the fascinating, original 1936 - 1939 manuscript journal of Police Detective Albert Shedlock. This handwritten journal details the cases and inner thoughts of the Albert over 138 pages for nearly three and a half years. While he has not identified himself in the book there are a number [11] of ephemeral pieces within the book that clearly prove his authorship. Collectors and historians in the Braddock, Swissvale, Rankin, Homestead or Turtle Creek suburban areas of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania or lovers of law enforcement and true crime relics will delight in this journal. Detective Shedlock is a busy man. There are cases involving murder [quite a few], robbery, liquor violations, perjury, lottery rings, arson, gambling houses, hit and runs, missing persons, stabbings, abandonment, stolen cars, runaways, practicing medicine without license, drunk driving, jail escape, train accidents, slot machines, suicide, rape, manslaughter, road houses, bail jumping, government warehouse robberies, fornication, dog bites, stake outs, bank hold-ups, re-enactment of murder scenes, prostitution, "number pools" abortion and more. [One of the toughest to read is about a young woman who died from her abortion and the Doctor was on trial]. There was also a case where they had to dig up a grave to get the identity of a young man who was killed 10 years earlier. Here are snippets: 1936 "February 4th, Office duty and at Rankin investigation. 102 Miller St. with Chief Jordan and Dep. Coroner Spitzer. Following victims were found in home. Do … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: M. Benjamin Katz, Fine Books/Rare Manuscripts [Canada]
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2018-06-23 08:25:54
PALLUCCHINI RODOLFO - RUSSOLI FRANCO
Edizioni di Vanni Scheiwiller/Mladinska Knjiga, Milano/Ljubljana 1968, 1936. Scatola in 8o quadrotto contenente pp. 31 (5) di testo di Rodolfo Pallucchini e Franco Russoli e 40 tavole xilografiche, protette da velina, stampate dalla tipografia Grafis di Trieste, mentre il testo è stampato dalla tipogrfia U. Allegretti di Campi. Catalogo a cura di Giulio Montenero. Edizione (in tiratura di 900 + 100 esemplari) effettuata in occasione della mostra di Spacal al museo Revoltella di Trieste. Minimissimi difetti alla scatola, interno perfetto per la piu' importante monografia sull'opera di Luigi Spacal (1907-2000). Piu' che ottimo (12553/LUIGI LOJZE SPACAL - XILOGRAFIA - ARTE ITALIANA NOVECENTO - ARTE SLOVENA - SLOVENIJA)
Bookseller: Libreria Vanzella [IT]
2018-06-23 08:25:53
PALLUCCHINI, Rodolfo - RUSSOLI, Franco.
1936. Milano, Ediz. di Vanni Scheiwiller (Stampa: tipografia U. Allegretti di Campi - Tavole: tip. Graphis, Trieste), 1968. In 8 quadrotto (cm. 26x27), pp. 36 in quartini sciolti, un facsimile e belle tavole sciolte 40 (protette da velina con tit. e numero stampato), scatola in piena tela edit. grigia. Lunga dedica ms. datata Trieste, 16/2/1968. Esempl. n. LXXVI della tiratura di lusso di sole 100 copie numer. con allegata una xilografia originale numerata e firmata a lapis dall' artista.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-06-23 07:54:26
RUTH ASCHNER
HAIFA, ISRAEL, 1936. On offer is a notebook and diary In Hebrew authored by Ruth Aschner, a daughter of German refugees who came to Israel in mid-1930s. The notebook measures 8,1' x 6,2', contains 138 pages, and is 90% complete. The pages are slightly yellowed, and there are some scribbles on the cover, and some pages, but otherwise the condition is good and the handwriting is very legible. On the 41st page there is text: "General notebook of Ruth Aschner, Carmel Mountain, Ben-Zion Neighborhood, Aschner House", followed by a record dated 1937 with rules of a ball game rules. Though cursory search did not reveal much information, it is clear from the context that the family came to Mandatory Palestine in mid-1930s, at the time Ruth was writing her diary she was between 11 -14 years old, her father worked at "Migdal" (most likely Migdal insurance company) - Ruth writes about his trips to Jerusalem on business and in one of the entries writes that someone broke into his car and stole his work documents ("acts"), "everything collected during the months of work in MIgdal". The first 80 pages are school notes, including conjugation tables, reading and grammar rules with explanations in German writing practice in Hebrew, riddles and jokes, lists of books, a list of about 140 pictures from Degel cigarette packs, Kedem tobacco company, a list of students with their birthdays, and more. The most interesting part is 46 pages titled "Private Diary belonging to Ruth Aschner, from September 1940 to the end of May 1941". The entries vary in length, there are usually 3 to 5 entries on each … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2018-06-21 15:25:05
Ibsen, Henrik; Rackham, Arthur (illus.)
London: George C. Harrap, 1936. Limited ed. Hardcover. Fine. Number 106 of 460 copies signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham. 1936. Hardcover, 4to., rebound by Jas. Macdonald of NY in 3/4 red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine design, teg and matching endpapers. A fine copy in a beautiful binding. All of the Rackham color plates and accompanying tissue-guards are present. Signed by Rackham.
Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB [US]
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2018-06-21 06:25:08
Ibsen, Henrik; Rackham, Arthur (Illus. )
London: George C. Harrap. Number 106 of 460 copies signed by the illustrator, Arthur Rackham. 1936. Hardcover, 4to., rebound by Jas. Macdonald of NY in 3/4 red morocco with raised bands, gilt spine design, teg and matching endpapers. A fine copy in a beautiful binding. All of the Rackham color plates and accompanying tissue-guards are present. Signed by Rackham. Fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Common Crow Books [U.S.A.]
2018-06-20 21:20:21
CELINE Louis-Ferdinand
Les Editions Denoël & Steele, 1936. In-8 ( 220 X 140 mm ) de 697 pages, demi-veau caramel à coins, dos à nerfs janséniste, tête dorée, couvertures conservées ( Reliure signée de Henry SOTHERAN Ltd.2-5 Sackville ST.W1 ). Edition originale, 1 des 110 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil ( N°69 ), troisième papier après 47 exemplaires sur Japon et 65 Hollande. Bel exemplaire. ( Dauphin & Fouché: 36A1 ).Seuls les exemplaires hors-commerce des trois premiers papiers contiennent le texte intégral. Avertissement de l'éditeur: "A la demande des éditeurs, L.F. CELINE a supprimé plusieurs phrases de son livre, les phrases n'ont pas été remplacées. Elles figurent en blanc dans l'ouvrage." Edition-Originale Littérature [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Tiré à Part [Marseille, France]
2018-06-20 07:54:55
HUNTER, Dard (1883-1966).
New York: Pynson Printers, 1936. New York:: Pynson Printers, 1936., 1936. 4to. 148, [4] pp. Frontispiece, illustrated with 68 photogravures and drawings, index. With 50 examples of paper tipped-in. Original quarter black gilt and red-stamped morocco, decorative paper printed with a pattern from an old Korean woodblock by Gerhard Gerlach, brown hand-numbered slip-case (repaired with kozo). Ownership inscription of Frederic P. Klund; Occidental bookplate. Near fine. LIMITED EDITION, being no. 230 of 370 numbered copies, each signed by both Dard Hunter and the publisher Elmer Adler. Beautifully printed and designed book as per Dard hunter's altitudinous standards. It contains 50 specimens mounted at the rear, each collected by the author during his "pilgrimage" to the traditional handmade papermakers and paper mills of Japan, Korea, and China. In the 1930s, he visited paper mills, and papermakers in Japan, Korea, China, Siam, Indochina, and India, and established a school of papermaking in Rajahmundry, India, in 1937. He established the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939 (moved to the Institute of Paper Technology, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1954. – David Shavit, The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary, 1990, p. 254. REFERENCES: See: Hunter, My Life with Paper, pp.127-129; Leonard B. Schlosser, An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking, Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1968, p. 13.
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-20 07:32:09
PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHÔ
1936. [PRINT ALBUM] Takeuchi SEIHÔ. SHINA FUKÔ ZU-E. Kyoto, Otsuka Minoru Showa 11 - [1936]; #32 of 150cc. Large gold cloth brocade portfolio 43 x 54 cm. Twelve prints of China [ea. 32 X 43 cm image size] Wonderfully well printed using a hybrid of collotype with woodcut printed color overlays. Clasped portfolio with printed silk title label. The prints are tipped onto backing mattes and covered with tissue. Overall the prints themselves are in fine condition. One tissue guard is missing. Baldinger in his article about Seihô 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 Seihô 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 Seihô's IPPINSHU portfolio. All in a cracked and repaired custom wooden box.
Bookseller: Boston Book Company, Inc. ABAA [Boston, MA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-20 07:01:23
Churchill, Winston S
One page typescript letter signed by Winston S. Churchill while serving as a member of Parliament. On 11, Morpeth Mansions, Westminster stationary dated 26th October, 1936. "My dear Ambassador," His Excellency the Soviet Ambassador, I am in London all this week, but I am grieved to find every single luncheon and dinner is already engaged. I should be very glad however if you would be as kind as to come to 11, Morpeth Mansions on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock, if that will be convenient. If not let me fix some other time. "Yours, Winston S. Churchill." Churchill has been underlined in blue crayon. The recipient, Ivan Maisky, served as the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943 where he established friendships with Sydney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw and may figures on the Conservative right including Churchill. Double matted and framed, opposite of a photograph of Churchill. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 15.75 inches. British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall lifetime body of work. Churchill took the lead in warning the world about the threat of Nazi Germany at the outbreak of the Second World War. His speeches and radio broadcasts inspired British resistance, especially in the years of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood virtually alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Queen Eli … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
2018-06-20 06:43:07
(Rockwell, Norman) Twain, Mark
1936. [original drawings by Rockwell] [In Two Volumes, boxed.] New York: The Heritage Press, 1936 | 1940. Original green | orange cloth lettered on the spine in gilt, with front cover portrait, in original paper-covered board box with integral wraparound slip. Heritage Press editions, each with eight color plates tipped onto captioned leaves, plus black-and-white chapter headings, all by Norman Rockwell. Both volumes are in fine condition except that their spines are a little dusty. Included is the uncommon original box ("two volumes -- boxed together -- $5"); it is in good-to-very good condition, with some wear on the joints.~Each volume is a presentation copy from Norman Rockwell, inscribed on each half-title with an original pen-and-ink drawing of a dog and reading "To Ted Slocum | Faithfully yours | Norman Rockwell" [with his signature in his characteristic block letters]. On a number of presentation occasions Rockwell did this drawing, which features a white mutt with both ears and one side of its face black, a wagging tail, and with a tin can at the end of a string (the can is similar to the one appearing in Rockwell's sketch on the TOM SAWYER half-title).~For Norman Rockwell, dogs were important elements of both his artwork and his personal life. Realizing the viewer appeal of animals in illustrated narratives, he intentionally placed them as central figures in his compositions; it was typical for him to include them in Saturday Evening Post covers, advertsising illustrations and family Christmas cards. Rockwell's dogs accompanied him to the studio, occasio … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [US]
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2018-06-19 08:54:13
BLANCHOT Maurice
S.n., s.l. s.d. (circa 1936), 49 feuillets A4 (21x26,5cm), en feuilles. - S.n., s.l. s.d. (circa 1936), 49 feuillets A4 (21x26,5cm), en feuilles. - Completa solo documento 49 hojas A4, 47 y Mecanografiados roneoed 2 (es decir, 1 página de título y 48 hojas numeradas 1 a 47 en el que un 9a página, páginas 19 y 46 son tapuscrites), titulada: El mito de Ulises y incluyendo correcciones manuscritas muy raros. Una pequeña falta en el margen superior de la página de título, y una traza de cabeza páginas trombón, algunos pliegues marginales. mecanografiado excepcional de la primera ficción Maurice Blanchot real "matriz" de Thomas Solitaire y Thomas el oscuro. Cuando en 1941 apareció la primera novela de Maurice Blanchot, el joven escritor ya había completado dos nuevos que aparecerá en 1947, pero que eran, según él, hecha durante la escritura de Thomas el oscuro: La última palabra y Idilio. Si hubiéramos sospechado durante mucho tiempo la existencia de un texto anterior a estos escritos y una vez que creía perdido, es sólo muy recientemente que descubrimos la existencia de la primera novela mítica Thomas el solitario, lo que nos propusimos en 2016 el manuscrito original y mecanografiado. Aunque es muy diferente de la versión que será publicada, aparece Thomas solitario, sin embargo, por su héroe por el marco general de su historia y secciones enteras de su narrativa, como la versión original de Thomas el oscuro. Esto se dio a Thomas y unos discos raros sobre el registro más antiguo escrito de Maurice Blanchot. Sin embargo, en los archivos de los hermanos, fue junto a los manuscrit … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
2018-06-19 08:54:13
BLANCHOT Maurice
- S.n., s.l. s.d. (circa 1936), 49 feuillets A4 (21x26,5cm), en feuilles. - Completa solo documento 49 hojas A4, 47 y Mecanografiados roneoed 2 (es decir, 1 página de título y 48 hojas numeradas 1 a 47 en el que un 9a página, páginas 19 y 46 son tapuscrites), titulada: El mito de Ulises y incluyendo correcciones manuscritas muy raros. Una pequeña falta en el margen superior de la página de título, y una traza de cabeza páginas trombón, algunos pliegues marginales. mecanografiado excepcional de la primera ficción Maurice Blanchot real "matriz" de Thomas Solitaire y Thomas el oscuro. Cuando en 1941 apareció la primera novela de Maurice Blanchot, el joven escritor ya había completado dos nuevos que aparecerá en 1947, pero que eran, según él, hecha durante la escritura de Thomas el oscuro: La última palabra y Idilio. Si hubiéramos sospechado durante mucho tiempo la existencia de un texto anterior a estos escritos y una vez que creía perdido, es sólo muy recientemente que descubrimos la existencia de la primera novela mítica Thomas el solitario, lo que nos propusimos en 2016 el manuscrito original y mecanografiado. Aunque es muy diferente de la versión que será publicada, aparece Thomas solitario, sin embargo, por su héroe por el marco general de su historia y secciones enteras de su narrativa, como la versión original de Thomas el oscuro. Esto se dio a Thomas y unos discos raros sobre el registro más antiguo escrito de Maurice Blanchot. Sin embargo, en los archivos de los hermanos, fue junto a los manuscritos de ambos Thomas mimeografiado sin firma, titulado El mito de Ulises. … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet [FR]
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2018-06-18 20:04:02
Various Authors
Other. The Dragon vol. 5 #8 Aug 1936, The Fakir vol. 2 #11 May 1947, The Fakir vol.1 #5 1942?, The Fakir vol. 1 #6 Apr 1942?, The Fakir vol. 1 #7 May 1942?, The Fakir vol. 1 #8 Jun 1942?, The Fakir vol. 1 #9 Jul 1942?, EMCA Magic News vol. 1 #3 Aug 1936, The Escape Wizard Apr 1916. Double Talk vol. 1 #2 Sep 1938, Tommy Windsor's Dope Sheet vol. 1 #1 Jan 1945, Special Edition ECHO Death Rides the Magic Stage 1933, Educational Forum 5 1944, The Magician XX #1-6 Dec 1923-May 1924, The Magician XX #7-8, 10--12 Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov 1924, The Magician XXXV #2 1939, Magiciana #1 1946, The Magician Annual 1907, The Magician 1 #2 Aug 1 1900, Article on Robert Houdin, The Magicians Bulletin 1931, The Magician's Oracle 1 #4 1946, Magie Dec 1921, Magie Sep 1936, Magie Mai 1939, Magie Dec 1939, Das Magische Echo #4 Juli 1925, Das Magische Echo Juli 1926, The Mahatma Circular Apr 1926, 2-letters to Dear Brother, Jan 1946, Nov, 1946, Mahatma Jan 1902, Mahatma Oct 1895, Les Annales Del Illusion ?, A.M.C.C Review May 1920, Article British Magical Journal 1913, The American Magician I I-II Sep-Oct 1938, The American Magician I III-IV Nov-Dec 1938, The American Magician III #2 4170, American Magic Journal 1 #1 Jun 1947, The Akarshani I #1 Magh 1345 (Mar 1939), Goodliffe's Abracadabra 1 #15 May 1946, Abcadabra 1 #5 Feb 1946, Al Munroe's Magical Misc #22 Sep 1944, Arte Magico, Marzo 1948, La Baguette Magigne Sep 1946, The Barnstormer Mar 1943, The BAT #1, 2, 8, 22, 23, 24 1943-45, The Better Magazine V #3 Mar 1909, The Better Magazine V #9 Sep 1909, The Better Magazine V #10 Oct 1909, The Better Ma … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Second Story Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-18 06:18:14
Leonardo da Vinci
La libreria dello Stato, 1936. 2 voll. in folio, bross. edit., a fogli chiusi Fototipie in seppia nel testo il secondo volume è edito nel 1938, copia n. 271/300 numerati
Bookseller: Libreria Tara - Roma [IT]
2018-06-18 05:57:00
[DESIGN] KANÔ SHÛHÔ, ARTIST
1936. [DESIGN] Kanô Shûhô, artist. Ukiyoe Monyô KOSODE HYAKUSEN. [Kyoto, Happodo, Showa 11 {1936}]. 36.7 x 27.2 cm. Though this copy has no colophon or textual material, it consists of 48 of the 50 woodblock printed sheets, each with two designs, so 96 of 100 designs. Each design is identified by the original ukiyo-e artist's name. The printings are fine, the condition good overall. With the original title page, all in a clasped chitsu case. Sold with all faults.
Bookseller: Boston Book Company [US]
2018-06-17 07:43:50
Santayana, George.43
New York: Scribner, 1936. Limited. hardcover. near fine. 15 volumes. Engraved frontispieces and rubricated title pages in each volume. Tall 8vos, original white cloth-backed navy boards with gilt crest on covers and paper spine labels; publisher's board slipcases for each volume. Uncut edges, top edges gilt. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936-1940. The Triton Edition -- number 564 of 940 copies, signed by the author in first volume. A very near fine set with only a few faint spots on spine of one volume; several labels slipcase with minor wear.1: The Sense of Beauty, Poems, Lucifer, Overheard in Seville. 2: Interpretations of Poetry and Religion, Hamlet Shelley Dickens, Tragic Philosophy. 3: The Life of Reason, Introduction, Reason in Common Sense, Reason in Society. 4:The Life of Reason, Reason in Religion, Reason in Art. 5: The Life of Reason, Reason in Science. 6: Three Philosophical Poets, Egotism in German Philosophy, The Two Idealisms, Plotinus and the Nature of Evil. 7: Winds of Doctrine, Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy, Bishop Berkeley, Penitent Art. 8: Character and Opinion in the United States, The Genteel Tradition at Bay, Dewey's Naturalistic Metaphysics, Philosophical Heresy. 9: Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies. 10: Dialogues in Limbo, Platonism and the Spiritual Life, A Long Way Round to Nirvana, The Prestige of the Infinite, Ultimate Religion. 11: The Last Puritan Part I. 12: The Last Puritan Part II. 13: Scepticism and Animal Faith, Some Meanings of the Word "Is", Literal and Symbolic Knowledge, The Unknowable. 14: Realms of Bei … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store [United States]
2018-06-17 07:36:45
PALLUCCHINI, Rodolfo - RUSSOLI, Franco.
1936. Milano, Ediz. di Vanni Scheiwiller (Stampa: tipografia U. Allegretti di Campi - Tavole: tip. Graphis, Trieste), 1968. In 8 quadrotto (cm. 26x27), pp. 36 in quartini sciolti, un facsimile e belle tavole sciolte 40 (protette da velina con tit. e numero stampato), scatola in piena tela edit. grigia. Lunga dedica ms. datata Trieste, 16/2/1968. Esempl. n. LXXVI della tiratura di lusso di sole 100 copie numer. con allegata una xilografia originale numerata e firmata a lapis dall' artista.
Bookseller: Libreria Salimbeni [IT]
2018-06-16 07:40:59
Robertson, Wilfrid
London: Blackie & Son, 1936. First. Original Cloth. VG+/VG+. 196 pp Ill. Hunting lion and elephant in the remote Zambezi regions. Hunting elephant and leopard along with buffalo and lion in the African wilds. Along the Zambezi and Chewore Rivers, where the game is so plentiful that they still hunt today. He spent a lot of time hunting leopard and elephant with a chapter devoted to each of: elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, crocodile and a variety of antelopes. There additional notes on selecting rifles. Vividly written portrait of the African wilds and dangerous big game. Very scarce. Not very well known work with lots of big game hunting content. Exceptionally scarce. VG+ to near fine in a vg+ (and rare) dust jacket. Tiny bit of foxing on title page and top edge of text block. Otherwise looks like it was never read.
Bookseller: Trophy Room Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-16 05:43:08
James Joyce
Black Sun Press, 1936, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition. JAMES JOYCE. Collected Poems, New York: Black Sun Press, 1936. 12mo, copy No. 673 of an edition of 800, pp. LXV, 1 (limitation page), printed boards, original parchment wrapper, blue silk bookmark bound in. Works include Chamber Music, Pomes Penyeach and Ecce Puer, with a frontis portrait of the author by Augustus John. This copy is exceptionally fine. Condition of this book: Fine, flawless; parchment cover has a few chips and tears in the back. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Ireland; 1930s; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53787.
Bookseller: Rarities etc. [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-15 06:38:24
40 pp. booklet published by the Socialist Labor Party of America in conjunction with May Day 1936, containing poems, articles, photographs, and drawings, contributors include George Scheftel, Varley Lang, Olive Johnson, Caesar Booth, Ewing Galloway, Arnold Petersen, Joseph Borden, Jr., Mary Wilkins, and Leah Epstein. Illustrated. Pages 16 and 17 adhered together in one spot, some minor text loss, some slight creasing to lower right corner of first 8 pages, light edge wear. 4to. Original illustrated staple-bound wrpps., light soiling. New York (Socialist Labor Party of America) 1936. The eye-catching cover of this booklet was designed by Walter Steinhilber, a New York watercolorist graphic artist who provided editorial coartoons for the Weekly People and other Socialist Labor Party publications, and who earned his living in commercial art, particularly hand-lettering. A scarce publication; as of June 2018, WorldCat locates six institutional holdings in North America.
Bookseller: F.A. Bernett Books [US]
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2018-06-14 07:36:40
LEDOUX, Louis Pierre (1912-2001)
Papua New Guinea, 1936. Over 1400pp. in manuscript, written in pen and pencil in 21 small quarto or octavo journals. With a 29-page autograph manuscript by Ledoux concerning the trade of the Murik, a 50+ page autograph letter signed by Ledoux written in New Guinea on his experiences and giving advice to an incoming anthropologist, a group of approximately ten personal letters written to Ledoux, as well as some printed and other ephemera. All housed in a contemporary 11 1/2 x 20 x 12 1/2 inch wooden box, made by Brooks Brothers, with metal bound edges and with Ledoux's name stencilled on the top. An incredible archive of an American anthropologist in Papua New Guinea, including his field journals, in the year just following Margaret Mead's groundbreaking work on gender consciousness among natives of the same region. During her studies for her groundbreaking work Sex Temperament in Three Primitive Societies , anthropologist Margaret Mead recognized the opportunity and need to research the trade dominant Murik tribes of the Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea. To this task, she recommended a young anthropologist named Pierre Ledoux, who had just completed his studies at Harvard and was looking for field research opportunities. Ledoux was sponsored on his expedition by the American Museum of Natural History, though seems to have financed the journey himself. Ledoux arrived in Australia in December 1935. Included in this archive is a 24 December 1935 autograph letter signed written to Ledoux from Australian anthropologist Ernest Chinnery, advising him on what … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-13 07:47:08
H. P. Lovecraft
Visionary Publishing, Everett, PA. First edition in black cloth, spine and cover stamped in white, four interiors by Frank A. Utpatel. Everett, PA: Visionary Publishing (1936), 158 pages. A fine unmarked copy with slight loss of white titling. Fine mylar protected white jacket with silver titling on spine and front panels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: SF & F Books [Roanoke, VA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-13 06:31:24
UNIDENTIFIED.
SPAIN PORTUGAL IBERIA: (1936). 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. On offer is an interesting travel journal written in the opening days of the Spanish Civil War. The journal measures 7 inches by 4.5 inches and contains 200 pages. It is 63% complete. The hardcover volume is in very good condition. All pages are intact and the handwriting is quite legible. The author of the journal is unknown. In June of 1936, she travelled with two other women visit Spain. Unbeknownst to her, The Spanish Civil War would erupt in a matter of weeks. Context suggests that the author and her friend Mary are college students and that they are accompanied by a female staff member of their college. The journal is a detailed description of life in both Spain and Portugal at this time. She and her companions are very interested in many of the classic sights and locations that attract tourists. Of special interest are locations associated with the Catholic Church. "We were called early this A.M as we were in Santander ... Presently Miss Wood came in from the college and we did some errands, had luncheon with the Langorias and then did some more errands. At 7:30, Miss Wood, Mary and I went to the Coliseum to see Argentinita and her troupe - her sister, the gypsy, the pianist, the guitarist. Spanish dances with the castinets. Such lovely costumes. The program was excellent... In the afternoon we went to the college formally a summer palace." [July 4]. La Argentina was a stage name of a famous Spanish dancer born in Argentina Antonia Mercé y Luque, who created a neoclassical style of Spanish dance and was calle … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts [Toronto, ON, Canada]
2018-06-12 16:26:07
Napolitano, Pasquale G.
(Circa 1936), 1936. Original Art Work . No Binding. Near Fine. Original Sketch. Original Ink Drawing, Image 22" X 14", Tissue Mounted On Board. Napolitano Studied At Chouinard And Otis In 1922-925, Engaged In Work On Architectural Murals 1925-1930 Working For Designer Herman Sachs On Such Prominent Buildings As Bullocks Wilshire, Los Angeles City Hall, The Palm Beach Biltmore, Etc.; Studied Ceramics In Ny And Mural Painting In Germany 1929-1931, Returned To Architectural And Other Work In The U.S., Completed Many Wpa Murals In Southern California 1934-1938 And Some Private Commissions, Illustrated Many Books For Merle Armitage 1935-1960, Worked As A Set And Prop Designer And Artist In The 1940'S, And Notably Did Church Art Work For The Next Twenty Years Including Full Church Interiors, Monumental Sculptures, Etc. He Is The Subject Of The Monograph "Napolitano", 1934, By Merle Armitage.
Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-12 06:39:31
FORAN, W. Robert
Hutchinson & Co, 1936. First Edition. A very good copy, newly rebound in 1/4 deep burgundy morocco, raised bands, gilt ornaments in compartments, matching marbled boards. There is very light marginal staining to the upper plate margins (blank areas only), else a clean tight copy of a very scarce book.
Bookseller: Collectors Treasury [ZA]
2018-06-10 21:16:49
William Faulkner
Random House, New York 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1936 with no additional printings as required. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Top edge red. Folding map at the rear of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County. Original jacket priced at $2.50. Rare. {ref: McBride, Petersen A17c}. Book Condition: Very Good+, clean boards & pages, tight spine. Short tear at the cloth spine, light age toning at the endpaper. Mildly hinged at the front endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Good-, shelf wear, chipping, tape at the jacket spine. Darkening at the rear panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.
Bookseller: Rare Bookstore 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books [US]
2018-06-08 07:15:22
White, Ethel Lina
Published for The Crime Club by Collins. [1936], London. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-286 [287: about the author] [288: publisher ad], original orange cloth, spine stamped in black, bottom edges uncut. White's sixth mystery novel and the one that brought her fame. "Might get a plus sale on mystery table, but start it on straight fiction table, as it is a horror story of sorts, with an emotional background. A callow modern girl finds herself caught in a web of uncertainty, when the little English -- woman who gives her aspirin on the train, following a sunstroke, disappears as if by magic, and is denied by her other fellow passengers. Gradually, through the stories of each of them, the reality comes to life. An exceptionally good first novel." Kirkus review, 17 August, 1936 (for the U. S. edition). Basis for the 1938 classic Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (badly remade in 1979). Hitchcock won the New York Film Critics' award for his directing. Hubin, p. 857. Mild foxing to page edges, bookplate of noted collector Adrian Homer Goldstone affixed to front paste down, cloth a bit soiled, some color fade to spine and to edge, mild wear to corner tips, a sound good to very good copy. Scarce. (22415) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB [Laurel, MD, U.S.A.]
2018-06-08 05:45:04
James Joyce
John Lane - The Bodley Head, 1936. John Lane - The Bodley Head. Very Good +. 1936. Hardcover. Limited to 1000 copies (900 in this binding, 100 in full vellum) this being copy 275. Large thick 4to in original green linen buckram with the Homeric bow device designed by Eric Gill in gilt on the cover. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Contemporary inscription on the front endpaper has all but completely faded. The spine strip is lighltly evenly faded otherwise a generally fine tight copy. In clear acetate cover. Text block printed on Japan vellum paper, First authorized English edition. 765p .
Bookseller: Better Book Getter [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-06-07 06:06:34
HUNTER, Dard (1883-1966).
New York: Pynson Printers, 1936. New York:: Pynson Printers, 1936., 1936. 4to. 148, [4] pp. Frontispiece, illustrated with 68 photogravures and drawings, index. With 50 examples of paper tipped-in. Original quarter black gilt and red-stamped morocco, decorative paper printed with a pattern from an old Korean woodblock by Gerhard Gerlach, brown hand-numbered slip-case (repaired with kozo). Ownership inscription of Frederic P. Klund; Occidental bookplate. Near fine. LIMITED EDITION, being no. 230 of 370 numbered copies, each signed by both Dard Hunter and the publisher Elmer Adler. Beautifully printed and designed book as per Dard hunter's altitudinous standards. It contains 50 specimens mounted at the rear, each collected by the author during his "pilgrimage" to the traditional handmade papermakers and paper mills of Japan, Korea, and China. In the 1930s, he visited paper mills, and papermakers in Japan, Korea, China, Siam, Indochina, and India, and established a school of papermaking in Rajahmundry, India, in 1937. He established the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939 (moved to the Institute of Paper Technology, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1954. – David Shavit, The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary, 1990, p. 254. REFERENCES: See: Hunter, My Life with Paper, pp.127-129; Leonard B. Schlosser, An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking, Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1968, p. 13.
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [US]
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2018-06-06 15:59:46
THOMAS, Dylan (1914-1953).
London: J.M. Dent and Sons, 1936. [Modern Verse] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.48. Publisher's grey paper over boards, top edge tinted blue, printed dust-wrapper priced at 2/6. Some offset toning from jacket flaps, light wear and dustiness to jacket, some rubbing and wear to spine, chipped to ends of same with some gummed paper and archival tape to reverse side; shows well. An attractive and inexpensive copy of the author's second book, of which just 730 copies were published. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington [UNITED KINGDOM]
2018-06-06 06:06:37
HUNTER, Dard (1883-1966)
New York: Pynson Printers, 1936. New York:: Pynson Printers, 1936., 1936. 4to. 148, [4] pp. Frontispiece, illustrated with 68 photogravures and drawings, index. With 50 examples of paper tipped-in. Original quarter black gilt and red-stamped morocco, decorative paper printed with a pattern from an old Korean woodblock by Gerhard Gerlach, brown hand-numbered slip-case (repaired with kozo). Ownership inscription of Frederic P. Klund; Occidental bookplate. Near fine. LIMITED EDITION, being no. 230 of 370 numbered copies, each signed by both Dard Hunter and the publisher Elmer Adler. Beautifully printed and designed book as per Dard hunter's altitudinous standards. It contains 50 specimens mounted at the rear, each collected by the author during his "pilgrimage" to the traditional handmade papermakers and paper mills of Japan, Korea, and China. In the 1930s, he visited paper mills, and papermakers in Japan, Korea, China, Siam, Indochina, and India, and established a school of papermaking in Rajahmundry, India, in 1937. He established the Dard Hunter Paper Museum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939 (moved to the Institute of Paper Technology, Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1954. - David Shavit, The United States in Asia: A Historical Dictionary, 1990, p. 254. REFERENCES: See: Hunter, My Life with Paper, pp.127-129; Leonard B. Schlosser, An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking, Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1968, p. 13.
Bookseller: Jeff Weber Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-06 05:53:30
BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John.
1936. Complete set of proofs of the 6 additional more erotic engravings which only appeared in the 75 special copies. All with the stamp of the artist's studio on the verso, one numbered 9/12. Buckland Wright produced these dusky, sensuous prints while he was working and teaching in Paris with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17. They were his first commission for the Golden Cockerel Press and a major turning point in his career as he worked on 17 other books with them, several of which are important monuments to his work as an artist. From the artist's estate.
Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS, ABA, ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
2018-06-04 07:10:32
Malraux, Andre; Translation By Haakon M. Chevalier
London: Victor Gollancz, 1936. First English Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/As New. 176 Pp. Blue Cloth Stamped In Black. First English Language Edition, Preceding And Incomparably Scarcer Than The Softcover "Left Book Club" Softcover Edition Also Published By Gollancz. First Major Novel About The German Concentration Camps, By The Nobel Prize Honoree Andre Malraux, Later French Minister Of Culture (Which Is A Thing). Book Is Near Fine, No Marks, Clean, Faint Signs Of Use. Dust Jacket Is As New, One Of A Group Of Dust Jackets From The 1920'S And 1930'S Maintained Separately From The Book, Not A Trace Of Fading Or Browning, Not Price Clipped (6- Price On Spine), No Creasing, No Damage Of Any Kind; The Finest Surviving Dust Jacket For This Book.
Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books, Pasadena, Member IOBA [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-06-04 06:28:15
Richter, Walter
Altona-Bahrenfeld: Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, 1936. Ol. Two volumes, quarto, blue cloth; some scratches on the cover of volume 2. Both dust jackets are present, lightly worn. Many mounted photographs, some in color.
Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books [UNITED STATES]
2018-06-03 07:18:34
Churchill, Winston S
1936. One page typescript letter signed by Winston S. Churchill while serving as a member of Parliament. On 11, Morpeth Mansions, Westminster stationary dated 26th October, 1936. "My dear Ambassador," His Excellency the Soviet Ambassador, I am in London all this week, but I am grieved to find every single luncheon and dinner is already engaged. I should be very glad however if you would be as kind as to come to 11, Morpeth Mansions on Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock, if that will be convenient. If not let me fix some other time. "Yours, Winston S. Churchill." Churchill has been underlined in blue crayon. The recipient, Ivan Maisky, served as the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943 where he established friendships with Sydney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw and may figures on the Conservative right including Churchill. Double matted and framed, opposite of a photograph of Churchill. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 15.75 inches. British statesman Winston S. Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A non-academic historian, writer and artist, Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for his overall lifetime body of work. Churchill took the lead in warning the world about the threat of Nazi Germany at the outbreak of the Second World War. His speeches and radio broadcasts inspired British resistance, especially in the years of 1940-41 when the British Commonwealth and Empire stood virtually alone in its active opposition to Adolf Hitler. Upon his death aged ninety in 1965, Qu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2018-06-03 02:15:05
ROJAN (FEDOR ROJANKOWSKI DIT)
ROJAN (FEDOR ROJANKOWSKI DIT). IDYLLE PRINTANIÈRE. SANS LIEU NI DATE. [PARIS, PASQUINELLI, 1936]. SUITE IN-FOLIO (327x252mm), EN FEUILLES, ÉTUI DE PAPIER GRIS DE L'ÉDITEUR. TIRÉ À 516 EXEMPLAIRE SUR VERGÉ TEINTÉ. UN DES 16 EXEMPLAIRES RÉSERVÉS AUX COLLABORATEURS ET AMIS DE L'ARTISTE. EXEMPLAIRE B SIGNÉ PAR L'AUTEUR. PREMIER TIRAGE DE CE RECUEIL COMPOSÉ DE 31 LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES COLORIÉES À LA MAIN ET MONTÉES SOUS PASSEPARTOUT, DONT UN FRONTISPICE, LITHOGRAPHIÉES PAR FEDOR ROJANKOWSKI. DUTEL EXPLIQUE: "APRES UNE RENCONTRE DANS LE METRO, UN COUPLE ENTAME UN FLIRT TRÈS POUSSÉ DANS LE TAXI QUI L'EMMÈNE DANS UN HOTEL OU LES NOUVEAUX AMANTS POURRONT ENFIN SAVOURER PLEINEMENT LEUR INTIMITÉ. LE TRAIT DÉLICAT ET SUR DE L'ARTISTE REPRÉSENTE MAGNIFIQUEMENT CETTE RENCONTRE AMOUREUSE DANS L'ATMOSPHÈRE PARISIENNE DES ANNÉES 1930.LE CHEF-D'ŒUVRE IMPRIMÉ DE ROJAN ET L'UN DES PLUS BEAUX PORTEFEUILLES ÉROTIQUES DU XXe SIÈCLE. CURIOSA
Bookseller: Librairie Perraud [France, Antibes]
2018-06-02 06:17:14
NEMIROVSKY Irène
" - Albin Michel, Paris 1936, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des ex du service de presse. Rare envoi de l'auteur. Exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer ronéotypé. Légères piqûres marginales affectant essentiellement les gardes, la page de faux-titre sur laquelle figure l'envoi. - Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] " Albin Michel Paris _1936 12x19cm broché
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-06-02 06:17:14
NEMIROVSKY Irène
" - Albin Michel, Paris 1936, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des ex du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire, prière d'insérer joint. - Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] " Albin Michel Paris _1936 12x19cm broché
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-06-02 06:17:14
NEMIROVSKY Irène
" - Albin Michel, Paris 1936, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Robert Migot. Tros petites déchirures en tête et en pied des plats, quelques rousseurs essentiellement marginales.- Photos sur www.Edition-originale.com - [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] " Albin Michel Paris _1936 12x19cm broché
Bookseller: Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-06-01 06:02:55
Louis-Ferdinand CELINE
First Edition, one of 65 numbered copies on Holland paper, ours one of 30 copies out of commerce and unexpurgated, leading print after 47 Japan.A very slight shadow without gravity on the first guard.Very nice copy presented under a shirt and a box full of gray cardboard editor.Only the 77 non-commercial copies present the entire text and all the other copies, even in hard copy, include, on page 8, the words: "At the request of the publishers, LF Céline has deleted several sentences of his book, the sentences have not been replaced ". They appear in white in the book (cf Pascal Fouché, bibliography of the writings of Louis-Ferdinand Céline). Denoël & Steele Paris 1936 14,5x22,5cm broché sous chemise et étui de l'éditeur
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2018-05-30 07:27:08
TURING, Alan Mathison.
C.F. Hodgson and Son 1936-37, London. First edition. On Computable Numbers? is regarded as the founding publication of the modern science of computing. It contributed vital ideas to the development, in the 1940s, of the electronic stored-programme digital computer. ?On Computable Numbers? is the birthplace of the fundamental principle of the modern computer, the idea of controlling the machine's operations by means of a programme of coded instructions stored in the computer's memory. In addition Turing charted areas of mathematics lying beyond the scope of the Turing machine. He proved that not all precisely stated mathematical problems can be solved by computing machines. One such is the Entscheidungsproblem or ?decision problem? ? In this one article, Turing ushered in both the modern computer and the mathematical study of the uncomputable? (Copeland, The Essential Turing, p. 6). The outstanding problem of mathematical logic at the time, the Entscheidungsproblem, posed by David Hilbert in 1928, asks whether there is an algorithm that can determine whether any given mathematical statement is true or not. ?In the long view of intellectual history, I believe universal computation will stand as the single most important idea to emerge in the twentieth century. And this paper is where it first appeared with clarity? (Stephen Wolfram, in Alan Turing. His Work and Impact, p. 44). ?Inspired by the human computer (i.e., the human engaged in computation), Turing described a notional machine that could read and write symbols along a segmented tape. The machine itself would be capabl … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Koebenhavn V, Denmark]
2018-05-28 15:41:44
CHURCH, Alonzo.
New York: The Association for Symbolic Logic, Inc., 1936. First edition. First edition, journal issue, of Church's solution to the 'Entschedungsproblem' ('decision problem'). "Church's paper, submitted on April 15, 1936, was the first to contain a demonstration that David Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem' - i.e., the question as to whether there exists in mathematics a definite method of guaranteeing the truth or falsity of any mathematical statement - was unsolvable. Church did so by devising the 'lambda-calculus.' A few months earlier, Church had earlier shown the existence of an unsolvable problem of elementary number theory [although this was published later than the present paper], but [the offered] paper was the first to put his findings into the exact form of an answer to Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem.' Church's paper bears on the question of what is computable, a problem addressed more directly by Alan Turing in his paper 'On computable numbers' published a few months later" (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, 250). Turing's proof was via his 'Turing machines.' "Church got it right and he got it first ... By any purely quantifiable evaluation Church's contribution was at least as important as Turing's" (Robert Irving Soare in Alan Turing, his work and impact, p. 67). Both the lambda-calculus and Turing machines have proved to be of seminal importance, not only for mathematical logic, but also for the development of computer science. "The decision problem was brought to the fore of mathematics by the German mathematician David Hilbert (who in a lecture given in P … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Denmark]
2018-05-28 15:02:04
CHURCH, Alonzo.
Baltimore, Maryland: John Hopkins, 1936. First edition. THE FIRST PROOF THAT THE ENTSCHEIDUNGSPROBLEM IS UNSOLVABLE. First edition of the first proof that the Entscheidungsproblem ('decision problem') is unsolvable, published seven months before Alan Turing published his own independent proof in his paper 'On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem.' Church's proof was via his 'lambda-calculus'; Turing's was via his 'Turing machines.' "Church got it right and he got it first ... By any purely quantifiable evaluation Church's contribution was at least as important as Turing's" (Robert Irving Soare in Alan Turing, his work and impact, p. 67). The work of Church and Turing gave a negative answer to the problem posed by David Hilbert in 1928 of whether mathematics is 'decidable,' that is, whether there is an effective procedure to determine, for every mathematical statement, whether the statement is provable. Both the lambda-calculus and Turing machines have proved to be of seminal importance, not only for mathematical logic, but also for the development of computer science. Rare in the original printed wrappers. "Alonzo Church, in his historic ['An unsolvable problem in elementary number theory,' 1936], provides a rigorous formal characterization of what it means to be solvable by means of an algorithm, what has come to be known as Church's Thesis. This made it possible for him to prove that one specific problem is algorithmically unsolvable. In [this] work, Church specified a finite set of premises that encapsulates this specific problem so faithfu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: SOPHIA RARE BOOKS [Denmark]
2018-05-28 06:45:53
Lawrence, T.E. (Lawrence, A.W. Ed.)
London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1936. London: Golden Cockerel Press. Fine. 1936. First Limited Edition. Hardback. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Private Press The thesis on military architecture of the crusading kingdoms, submitted in 1910 the original title was "The influence of the Crusades on European military architecture - to the end of the XIIth Century" by T.E. Lawrence, together with a volume of his letters regarding his visits to castles as a young man. This was published shortly, in fact a year plus one day, after Lawrence's death in 1935 by arrangement with his brother A.W. Lawrence. Printed and published in Great Britain by Christopher Sandford, Francis J. Newbery, and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press, 10 Staple Inn, London, and completed on the 20th May 1936. The edition is limited to 1000 numbered copies printed in Perpetua type on British mould-made paper. Two volumes. Bound in 3/4 chestnut morocco binding (Sangorski & Sutcliffe), top edges brightly gilt. A very good tight set with clean binding. Includes the two fold out maps in folder. Maps are clean with no chips, no tears. Altogether a nice set of this scarce Lawrence item. See, A History of the Golden Cockerel Press, Cave & Manson for further details regarding the publication. O'Brien A188. .
Bookseller: Rickaro Books BA PBFA [Wakefield, United Kingdom]
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