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The Twenties and Thirties

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The Twenties and Thirties

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1 India House Inc. 1936
NYC Privately Published Very Good 
5" x 7" Privately Printed. 84 pp.The rules, officers and membership lists of the India House, a New York mens' club on Hanover Square. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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2 Television the World's First Television JournalVolume 1 Number 1
Great Britain The Television Society 1928 First Good 
Great Britain: The Television Society, 1928 52 pp with B&W illustrations throughout. The Television Society was formed in 1927, a year after the first demonstration of television by J.L. Baird, a Scottish engineer. This, their first publication has articles on 'Commercial Television, What May We Expect of It?' 'All About Television, the Invisable Ray." 'Television in Warfare,' 'Noctovision ( night television),' and how to make a simple televisor. Text is clean, yellowed, rust marks near staples. 1st Edition. Good. Magazine. 
Price: 1050.00 USD
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3 The Dial and the Dial Collection
Worcestor, MA Worcester Art Museum 1959 Very Good 
110 pp with B&W illustrations in text, one tipped-in color print of "Boy" by Picasso frontis. An collection of art, poetry and articles from "THe Dial," 1840 - 1929. a monthly magazine devoted to 'the best in all the arts.' Includes Picasso, e.e.cummings, gaston Lachaise Schiele, Klimt, Munch, Chagall, Braque and Matisse. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are clean save for previous owner's name on front, slightly sunned. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 Adams, Franklin P. The Diary Of Our Own Samuel Pepys 1911-1925 (Vol. 1) & 1926-1934 (Vol. 2)
Simon & Schuster 1935 First Very Good No DJ Signed
7.75" x 9.25" 2 Volumes - 1305 deckled pps. of which the last is unopened. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Beige cloth boards with red and black printed boards show some discoloration on spine but are tight, bright with no structural damaged. First volume is signedby screenwriter Nunnally Johnston (1897-1977). 
Price: 36.00 USD
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5 Bossert, H. Th Das Ornamentwerk
Berlin, Germany Ernst Wasmuth Verlagsbuchhandlung 1937 First Very Good Minus No Jacket 
Berlin, Germany: Ernst Wasmuth Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1937 120 pp with 68 plates on coated stock. Text in German A sumptuous compendium of decorative design from all around the world, with an emphasis on Asia. A clear picture of what types of ethnographic art were considered acceptable at the height of the Third Reich. Many plates in color. . Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards with black leather spine have some bumping to corners, rubbing to spine ends but overall clean except for some small white spots on rear board. Large and heavy book, extra postage applies. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Presumed First. Cloth with Leather Spine. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 
Price: 86.00 USD
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6 Buckley, V. C. The Good Life Between the Two World Wars Witha Candid Camera
New York William Morrow & Co 1979 First As New Near Fine Jacket 
127 pp with B&W photos on every page. A photographic record of a now long-gone gracious,elegant lifestyle in the country houses of England, Hollywood, London, New York,and aboard the great ocean liners between the two World Wars. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards are undamaged, DJ is clean, bright, a little bumped at top of spine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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7 Cerf, Bennett A. (ed.) Sixteen Famous American Plays
New York The Modern Library 1941 Very Good No Jacket 
1049 pp. With an introduction by Brooks Atkinson. Contains the complete texts of : 'They Knew What They Wanted", "The Front Page" by MacArthur and Hecht, "The Green Pastures" by Mark Connelly, "Ah, Wilderness" by Eugene O'Neill, "The Petrified Forest" by Robert Sherwood, "Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets, "The Women" by Claire Booth, "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, "THe Little Foxes" by Lillian Hellman, "The ManWho CaMe to Dinner" by Moss Hart and George Kaufman and "Life With Father" by Harold Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red buckram boards are clean, bumped at corners. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 Cerf, Bennett A. (ed.) Sixteen Famous British Plays
New York The Modern Library 1942 Very Good No Jacket 
1000 pp. The best of British theatre from the 1920's to early 1940's with an introduction by John Mason Brown. Contains the full texts of "The Importance of Being Ernest" by Oscar Wilde, "What Every Woman Knows" by J.M. Barrie, "Mr. Pim Passes By" by A.A. Milne, "The Circle" by W. Somerset Maugham, "Cavalcade" by Noel Coward, "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" by Rudolf Beisier, plus others. Text is clean and unmarked, front hinge is cracked but tight. Grey boards are clean, bumped at corners, somewhat yellowed at spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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9 Crouse, Russel Murder Wont Out
GardenCity, NY Doubleday,Doran & Company 1932 First Fair No Jacket 
261 pp with 37 contemporary illustrations. With a foreword by Alexander Wollcott. Famous true murder mysteries of New York from the late Eighteenth Century to the early Twentieth Century. Text is clean,tight, unmarked, yellowed. Red boards are bumped and faded. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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10 Cummings, E.E. Poems 1923-1954
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1964 Good No Jacket 
467 pp. First five pp shown signs of having been bent, otherwise very clean. Red boards with reproduction of author's signature on front are lightly soiled and faded. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Dolmetsch, Carl R.with a Remineicence By S.N. Behrman The Smart Set A History and Anthology
New York The Dial Press 1966 First Very Good Good Jacket 
262 pp with four color plate repros of cover art. Including stories, plays and verse by James Joyce, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Eugene O'Neill, Ezra Pound, mD.H. Lawrence, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robinson Jeffers, Damon Runyon, Anatole Fance, O.Henry and others. The magazine's motto, "One Civilized Reader is Worth a Thousand Boneheads" still has a certain relevence. Text is clean, tight, unmarked. VG+ beige cloth boards have a drawing of Pan stamped in gold. Jacket is clean but has a number of closed tears. In Brodart cover. Oversized book, a bit extra for postage. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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12 Drewry, John E. (Ed) Post Biographies of Famous Journalists
New York University of Georgia Press Book, Random House (distributer) 1942 Fine Good Jacket 
New York: University of Georgia Press Book, Random House (distributer), 1942 Lives of American Journalists of the first part of the 20th Century as they appeared in The Saturday Evening Post. Profiled are Dorothy Dix, Clifton Fadiman, George Gallup, Joseph Pulitzer, Dorothy Thompson, Walter Winchell and many more. 518 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked., flyleaf is dogeared. Black boards with title in a red block on spine are exceptionally fresh. DJ is chipped at top and bottom, yellowed on spine. Price not clipped. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hard Cover. Fine/Good. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13 Duff, Charles Handrail and the Wampus Three Segments from a Polyphonic Biogriad
London Cayme Press Ltd 1931 Fair 
46 pp. Charles Duff (1894-1966) was a writer from Northern Ireland whose works were largely about language. Text is clean but coffee (?) splash on title page. Blue soft paper covers are faded, curled along front edge. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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14 Eddy, Mary Baker Prose Works Other Than Science and Health
Boston The Trustee Under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy 1925 First Fair No Jacket as Published Jacket 
Boston: The Trustee Under the Will of Mary Baker G. Eddy, 1925 366 pp, limp leather binding, gold edged pages, subject tabs. Essays on Unity of Good,Rudimental, Devine Science, Christian Science versus Pantheism, Christian Healing and others. Text is tight with the front hinge partially split but holding. No interior markings, but well read with some dog-eared pages, CBlue pebbled leather c0vers have the Christian Science Cross and Crown gold-stamped on cover. Corners and spone ends are rubbed . 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Presumed First. Pebbled Leather. Fair/No Jacket as Published. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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15 Edson, C.L. The Gentle Art of Columning: a Treatice on Comic Journalism
New York Brentano's 1920 First Fair No Jacket 
New York: Brentano's, 1920 177 pp. Subtitled "A treatise on Comic Journalism, " with introductory essays by Don Marquis, Christopher Morley, Franklin P. Adams and George Horace Lorimer. A how-to for topical humorists. Includes a chapter on the early use of emoticons, with various figures - mostly animals, designed from type.Text is clean, tight and unmarked, yellowed. The paper boards are fair to poor, with much of the spine missing and the front cover spotted and yellowed. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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16 Elson, Robert T. Time Inc. The Intimate History of a Publishing Interprise 1923 - 1941
New York Atheneum 1968 First Fine Near Fine Jacket 
500 pp with B&W illustrations. text is clean, tight and unmarked. maroon boards with gold-stamped spine are "as new." DJ is clean and bright, undamaged, lightly faded spine. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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17 Fowler, Richard B. Deeds Not Deficits the Story of Alfred M. Landon
Richad B. Fowler 1936 Near Fine 
89 pp with a seperate folded-in blurb/letter from the Kansas Daily Newspaper Association touting the book.Probably a review copy. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Grey stapled covers with outlined red titles are clean and undamaged. Size: 5" x 7" # 001677. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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18 Hall, Carolyn The Thirties in Vogue
U.S.A. Harmony Books 1985 0517554429 / 9780517554425 First Very Good Very Good Jacket 
160 pp. with color and B&W illustrations on evey page. Foreward by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Grey paper boards re lightly rubbed at extremities. Dust jacket is bright and intact. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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19 Hepworth, Gertrude My Life in Japan and Singapore in the 1920s and 1930s
Vantage Press 1987 053306970X / 9780533069705 First Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Vantage Press, 1987 175 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Dark Blue cloth boards are immaculate. Dust jacket is clean and intact with slight wear to spine ends. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 
Price: 36.00 USD
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20 Hitschmann,Dr Eduard & Bergler, Dr. Edmund Frigidity in Women Its Characteristics and Treatment
Washington D.C. Nervous and Mental Desease Publishing Company 1936 First Very Good No Jacket 
Washington D.C.: Nervous and Mental Desease Publishing Company, 1936 76 pp. A monograph on frigidity by the Director and Assistant director of the Psychoanalytic Clinic in Vienna translated by Polly Leeds Weil. text is clean, tight, unmarked, lightly yellowed. Brown paper boards are clean but bumped at corners, mottled and torn along spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 49.00 USD
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