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        Hunting Trails on Three Continents

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1933. First edition, number 121 of 250 copies printed for the Boone and Crockett Club by Eugene V. Connett. 15 half-tone plates. xi, 302 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (8-3/8 x 5-7/16 inches). Original gilt-stamped red cloth. Bookplate. Fine laid into half crimson morocco drop box, with morocco labl on upper cover. The seventh book of the Boone and Crockett Club, with Preface by Grinnell, articles by Roosevelt, Prentiss Gray, Henry Shoemaker, Charles P. Curtis, et. al., on a wide variety of game in Europe, America, and Africa.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ZEBAH PESACH : ... HAGADAH SHEL PESAH MIKRA VE-TARGMAH TAFSIR HAFTAROT IAM PESAH [HAGGADAH IN JUDEO-PERSIAN. THE FIRST HAGADAH PRINTED IN PERSIA/IRAN]

      Teheran [Tehran] : Matba`a Danesh Natsriyeh,. 1933. Hardcoverhardcover. 1st edition. Later Cloth, 8vo, 56 pages. ; 21 cm. Yudlov 3476. The first Hagadah printed in Persia (Iran) . Text in Hebrew and Judeo-Persian. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard) . ?" The beginnings of Jewish history in the area of present-day Iran date back to late biblical times. The biblical books of Isaiah, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles, and Esther contain references to the life and experiences of Jews in Persia. In the book of Ezra, the Persian kings are credited with permitting and enabling the Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild their Temple; its reconstruction was affected ?'according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia?' (Ezra 6: 14) . This great event in Jewish history took place in the late sixth century BCE, by which time there was a well-established and influential Jewish community in Persia. Jews in ancient Persia mostly lived in their own communities. Persian Jews lived in the ancient (and until the mid-20th century still extant) communities not only of Iran, but of present-day Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan…. Scholars believe that during the peak of the Persian Empire, Jews may have comprised as much as 20% of the population?" (Wikipedia 2015) . Originally issued with 2 title pages, this copy has the original famous ?"Zebah Pesach?" title page and the ?"Hagadah shel Pesach?" cover title page in facsimile. The original rear cover, with text, is present and bound in. Very Good Condition thus (hag-17-12) .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Original Typescript of AMERICA IN THE WORLD WAR

      n.p., 1933. With numerous deletions and corrections. 64pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in three quarter blue morocco. Front board detached. A lecture at the Milton Academy on the Alumni War Memorial Foundation, May 26, 1932. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "This final copy, in the rough, of my Memorial address at the Milton Academy, delivered on May 26, 1932, is inscribed to my friend Leroy M. Norr, to whom my obligations for wise counsel, in more than one field, are great.J.G. HarbordMajor General, USA, RetiredNew York City,July 28, 1932."General Harbord served as Chief of Staff to Pershing, as commander of the Marine Brigade at Chëteau Thierry, as Commander of the Second Division in the Soissons Offensive, and as commander of the Service of Supply. "In this book he presents a concise and brilliant summary of America's part in the conflict, including a spirited description of the battles in which we participated, and sums up the lessons that the War taught us." - dust jacket blurb.

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        Of Joy And other Devices

      Flansham: Pear Tree Press. 1933. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Japon vellum boards with printed label (reproducing title page engraving but in different colours) to upper board, light wear to spine ends and corners, bookplate of Janie Legge to front pastedown, some toning to endpapers, a little light foxing in a few places, No.2 of 100 copies written out by Helen Hinkley and printed on hand made paper from intaglio plates engraved by James Guthrie, signed and dated (1933) by Guthrie on the limitation page. Plain paper wrapper with a few marks (red pencil?) to front panel. , Small folio, Unpaginated pp .

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        Portrait photograph of Henri Matisse

      New York 1933 - Rare portrait of Matisse. Fine. Atelier stamp on verso, and docketed by Van Vechten in ink, giving the subject of the photograph, the date, and the number of negative and print ("XIII C: 6") Half portrait with artist facing left, in suit. 1 vols. 35 x 28 cm. (Approximately 14 x 10-7/8 inches) Variant of the portrait published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber

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        [The Fox]. Proof before letters [and:] [The Hound]. Proof before letters [and:] The Hound. Uncolored proof after letters

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1933. Published in an edition of 250 prints. Each print 12-1/2 x 17. Fine (some short marginal tears repaired on verso, Fox slightly trimmed, lettered print of Hound with old crease). Custom half morocco box. "These two magnificent prints are the finest we have published" - Connett, cited in Ordeman.

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        Smara: The forbidden city - Being the Journal of Michel Vieuchange while travelling among the Independent Tribes of South Morocco and Rio de Oro.

      Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1933, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st Edition276 pages. Folded map of Vieuchange's routes (in very good condition). 8 pages of publisher advertisements. For its age this book is in very good condition. The cloth cover is faded; there are shallow shelf depressions and shelf pulls. It is unworn and generally unmarked. The contents are in very good condition: very fresh, gutsy, strong, bright and clean. All illustration plates - also fresh and clean - are present. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel writing; Exploration; Inventory No: ajrh.

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        ARCHIVE of 24 Christmas and New Year Greeting Cards

      - Mostly undated though a few are dated from 1933 to 1950. Size ranges from about 4" x 5" to 6" x 11" with some printed on stiff, heavy stock. All of the cards feature personal covers from photographs to drawings with subject matter including fish and birds, Beebe's famous bathysphere, home views, etc., many with a humorous slant. Seventeen of the 24 cards are SIGNED as "Will" often with additional handwritten greetings. There are also 9 cards from Mrs. William Beebe, the author Elswyth Thane, SIGNED just by her and likely dating from after her husband's death in 1962. There are also 3 cards SIGNED by Jocelyn Crane, Beebe's research assistant. All of the cards were sent to Faith Dennis. William Beebe (1877-1962) was a naturalist, oceanographer, ornithologist, and an executive of the New York Zoological Society. With Otis Barton, he was the first to use the bathysphere, a deep-sea diving device, using it to set a dive record of 3,028 feet in 1934 that was not broken until 1949. Beebe wrote over 800 articles and 24 books on natural history. His wife, Elswyth Thane, was a romance novelist. Jocelyn Crane was William Beebe's research assistant and former assistant director (1952-1962) and director (1963-1966) of the New York Zoological Society. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        GOD'S LITTLE ACRE

      1933. CALDWELL, Erskine. GOD'S LITTLE ACRE. NY: Viking, 1933. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed presentation from Caldwell on half-title page: "To Stuart Wright [two illegible words] Erskine Caldwell, July, 1982." Near fine (bright, little wear & discoloration front pastedown; contents clean & tight); tiny tear top of front cover (small chip top of rear panel with interior tape mends that makes it hard to see; small rectangular piece clipped from lower corner of the front flap) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-made slipcase. $5,000.00.

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        God's Little Acre

      Very Good The Viking Press. J Book Condition: Hardcover Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. God's Little Acre FIRST EDITION Erskine Caldwell 1ST PRINTING 1933 Rare Book

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        Framed Typed Letter Signed about an expedition to the South Polar region

      Boston 1933 - 1 page, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, Boston, September 23, 1933. In this letter, Byrd solicits funds from a New York firm for his upcoming South Pole expedition, in part: ".You helped make my last expedition possible.In that connection, thanks to our geographers, some superb maps of hitherto unknown areas have been made. Five scientific books are in the process of completion, covering Geology, Geography, Glaciology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Magnetism, Biology and Radio.Would you this time be willing to supply me with some Eskimo Parkas (or coats) which would, of course, help insure the safety of some of my crew. The cost of these parkas are $75.00 each. If you are not able to do this, could you supply a sleeping bag at $50.00, or a pair of Eskimo boots at a cost of $10.00." Signed "RE Byrd." Double-matted in brown and white with a 6.5 x 4.5-inch photo of Byrd in his military uniform, looking to the side. Set in brown and gold wooden frame measuring 20.5 x 23.5 inches. Slight tearing in the margins of the letter, but still in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bricks and Hearts

      London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.,, 1933. Octavo. Original rust coloured cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Top edge a little dusty, an excellent copy in the lightly rubbed dust jacket. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page "The Duchess of Marlborough from the author - hoping she will find some charm and beauty in this book. Rex Woods." Also with 2 loosely inserted autograph letters to the Duchess of Marlborough.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Winner Take Nothing

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1933. 244 pp. Bound in black publisher's cloth with gilt title labels. Jacket in good condition with some tearing and loss at the edges. First edition. . Near Fine. Gilt-decorated Cloth. First Edition. 1933. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster Books]
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        [Photo Album]: Girl's School Album including Sports

      Russellville, Arkansas. 1933-1936. Oblong octavo. Measuring 7" x 11". String-tied brown leather album with "Photographs" stamped on the front board. Contains 124 sepia toned photographs affixed to stiff black paper measuring between 2.5" x 1.5" and 3" x 5" with some captions. The album is very good or better with some tears and worn corners with near fine or better photographs. A photo album compiled by Russellville, Arkansas native Dorothy K. Tackett with a large majority of the images taken during what appears to be her senior year of high school with overall dates between 1933 and 1936. About 20 of the photographs depict her taking part in her school's basketball team with pictures of the coach, the team in tracksuits and their uniforms, as well as single shots of girls posing with basketballs. The album shows school activities, the music club, a blindfolded girl walking along a plank of wood, various headshots of classmates, and groups of children playing. There are also photos of people posing near their cars, girls on swimming and camping trips, a young child on a bicycle, and two girls posing with a Navy seaman in uniform. An interesting collection depicting active young women from the 1930s. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Risate Esplosive con una prefazione sintetica di F.T. Marinetti dell?Accademia d?Italia. Futurmanifesto contro le Barbe, Parole in libertà, Maschere futuriste... Vietato l?ingresso ai minorenni e a tutti i ruderi barbuti imperlati di acida sapienza...

      Roma, Futuredizioni ?Le Smorfie?, 1933. In 8vo grande (cm. 24,3); copertina originale stampata; ritratto di F.T. Marinetti a piena pagina su carta lucida; pp. 175 (5). Con due tavole fuori testo su carta lucida. Illustrazioni anche a piena pagina : FuturBalla ritratto esplosivo del poeta Fernando Cervelli; Galoppata di Spaghi. Bella DEDICA autografa a tre colori che occupa tutta la prima carta bianca. Facsimile di firma a p. 175 sotto la scritta a stampa: Con vivissimi rallegramenti auguri futuristi mi dedico questo libro. Axs  

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        EIMI

      New York: Covici, Friede, Publishers, 1933. First edition, number 7 of 1381 copies signed by Cummings. 432, [2] pp. 8vo. Publisher's yellow cloth. Light soiling and edgwear to spine and corners. Inscribed to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Hildegarde and James Sibley Watson of The Dial, "For S.H.W. from EEC April 3." Watson, who owned the avant-garde journal The Dial with Scofield Thayer, was an early champion and publisher of Cummings. His work first appeared in the journal in 1920. A fine association.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Heavy Weather

      Herbert Jenkins 1933 - A fine copy in fine second issue wrapper.The wrapper is original to the book. Herbert Jenkins practise was to issue the first at 7/6 or 3/6 and then 12-18 months later all unsold firsts were married to a popular wrapper and sold at 2/6 ,so where Mcilvaine states a print run of 10,000 for the first perhaps as few as 25% had a first wrapper ,the balance going out with the popular one. The bibliography states cheap edition but I have never seen one and it is a term the British Library used for popular or second editions In the 20's and 30's 7/6 was a lot of money and many Wodehouse readers waited for the popular edition .Collectors did not really discover him until the 60/70's, when modern firsts started to gain value Firsts are now becoming out of reach for many collectors so there is now a secondary market developing. A lovely copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Autograph manuscript.

      Vienna, 1933. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. on 3 ff. Thee pages from his address, "Können wir ohne Gottesglauben leben" ("Can we live without belief in God?"), presented in Vienna on 5 March 1932. Werfel fervently defends belief, which he calls the prerequisite for any form of mental and spiritual life - Published by Zsolnay in 1932 as the title essay in a collection. Fol. 3 bears later note "(aus 'Gottesglauben')", signed "Franz Werfel" and dated "Wien 1933". Several ms. corrections (some in pencil) and deletions; leaves numbered in red crayon. Traces of staples; insignificant smudging. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Complete set of four Sporting Prints: "Chance Shot while Setting out Decoys"; "October Woodcock Shooting"; "Grouse Shooting in the Rhododendrons"; "Coming Ashore"

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1933. Edition of 200. 4 aquatint engravings, hand colored. each 13-3/4 x 19-1/2, on a larger sheet. Minor soiling in outer margins, else fine. Fine suite of the A.B. Frost shooting scenes published by Connett, aquatint engravings produced from original paintings borrowed by Connett. Frost's palette displays a limited range of color, almost verging on the monochrome; the Derrydale prints were colored from models painted by John Frost, the artist's son, who was a friend of Connett. On "October Woodcock Shooting" the printed legend beneath the title reads "Flushing Flight Bird in the Birches near Morristown, New Jersey, where the artist lived".

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        Fallen Asleep While Young [Signed] [Nuorena nukkunut; The Maid Silja]

      Putnam, 1933, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, Dust Jacket Condition: very good +, First editionA Very Good + copy of the first UK edition, first printing (age toning to the spine and to the board edges, tiny pull to cloth under the "U" in "YOUNG" on the front board -- not affecting lettering, lower right corner of front board bumped), in a Very Good+ example of the rare dust jacket (spine mildly darkened, rubbing to edges, tiny chips and tears to the spine ends and panel corners, one quite small chip and one tiny chip to upper front panel, tiny tear to each of the upper and to lower edges of rear panel), SIGNED BY FRANS E. SILLANPAA on the title page; Frans Sillanpaa's tale of a Finnish farmer's daughter, an only child and the last green shoot of an old family tree. As her father, though hardworking, also is impractical and improvident, the farm becomes a shambles and, at her father's death, Silja must move on. She performs domestic work on various farms and, one after another, the farmers fall in love with her. She, however, becomes afflicted with an incurable disease which leads to an early death.Frans Eemil Sillanpaa won the 1939 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his deep understanding of his country's peasantry and the exquisite art with which he has portrayed their way of life and their relationship with Nature." "Fallen Asleep While Young" (published in America as "The Maid Silja", The Macmillan Company, 1933) is one of only a few of his works to have been translated to English [the others known to us being "Hurskas kurjuus" ("Meek Heritage") and Ihmiset suviyössä ("People in the Summer Night), all three of which are rather scarce to the market in first edition]. Along with Meek Heritage [Hurskas kurjuus (1919)] Fallen Asleep While Young is Sillanpaa's most important work and the tale was specifically cited by Per Hallström, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, in his speech presenting the Prize to Sillanpaa. It stands alone as his most-admired work and is the one which propelled him to international fame. Both the English and the American publications of this important novel are remarkably scarce and are, of course, rare in the dust jacket. Signed copies of any Sillanpaa's works in any language are quite scarce, and signed copies in English translation are absolute hens' teeth. A Very Good + copy of Frans E. Sillanpaa's most important and admired work, in the rare dust jacket, SIGNED BY FRANS E. SILLANPAA. RARE INDEED.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The Works, the Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1933. Limited edition of 1600 sets with 1050 reserved for England. Hardcover. Very Good. Seven volumes, complete; octavos; full tan niger morocco, gilt lettered spines by A.W. Bain as issued, top edge gilt, others edges untrimmed; a solid supple set; A handsome set;. The very definition of Fine Press Work; Edited by Herbert Farjeon; "The Shakespeare represents the chef d' oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press ... a model of careful proof reading and imaginative setting. The best of ancient and modern conjectural emendations are unobtrusively set in the margin for the benefit of a glancing eye. This is the finest of all editions of our greatest poet" (Nonesuch Century, 58). (Dreyfus #58; Blumenthal's Art of the Printed Book).

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        The Great War - four volumes

      The Home Library Book Company, London, 1933, Hardcover, Book Condition: Poor, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st EditionThe book number applies to all four volumes of this set. These hefty volumes are in various conditions. The stamped printing on each volume is bright, bold and strong. Volume one in particular has wear from use and shelving. The volumes all have shelving wear to the bottom runs and spines head and feet. All volumes are sturdy. All have marks and/ or wear marks on the spine bodies. The front and back papers are marbled. That of volume one has a small open wound to the bottom inside front cover and the bottom frontispage. The binding seam of this volume along the pre-text pages has cracking. However, the binding of each volume is muscular and good. The contents are complete, clear, clean, confident and companionable. Each volume may be read and used, referenced and owned with confidence and cpntentment. fk Quantity Available: 1. Category: World War 1; Inventory No: ahyq.

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        New Lives for Old

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1933. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in green. With the dust jacket. Some minor foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A science-fiction novel. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Oxford English Dictionary Being A Corrected Reissue with an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of a New English Dictionary on Historical Principles Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society Complete 12 Volumes + 4 vol Supplement

      Oxford - Clarendon Press 1933 - The Oxford English Dictionary Being A Corrected Reissue with an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of a New English Dictionary on Historical Principles Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society Complete 12 Volumes + 4 vol Supplement for a total of 16 Volumes. Between VG to G+ in G to VG djs. The DustJackets are protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeves. tape to corners and spine ends djs, Chips to spine ends djs, dj cover torn on v 8, Sunned - the spine of the dustjackets are sun-damaged and brown rather than the salmon of the covers. Supplements v1 1972 (white cover), v2 1976 (white cover), v3 1982 (blue cover), v4 1986 (white cover). Must ship in multiple boxes due to the weight. * * * * * {Any images shown next to the listing that have our 'aCastleofBooks' watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. All items subject to prior sale.} [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gibbs Family of Rhode Island and some Related Families

      New York: Privately Printed ("Printed by Eugene Connett at the Derrydale Press" on verso of titlepage), 1933. First Edition, one of 150 copies. Illustrated from portraits and photographs. [xii], 193, [9] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth. Almost fine. In red half morocco slipcase and chemise with emblematic tooling on the spine and leather label on upper cover. One of the rarest books of the Press, a privately printed genealogical work.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations

      London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1933. First edition. One of 460 copies signed. 8 color plates, and numerous illustrations in the text, some full page. 1 vols. 8vo. Original vellum. Spine slightly darkened. In original slipcase, worn and split.

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, a full set of British first editions, inscribed and dated in Volume I to Churchill's godson the day after publication

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1933. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This full set of four British first edition, first printings, is inscribed to Churchill's godson. The five-line inked inscription on the Volume I first free endpaper reads: "To | Roger Frewen | from | Winston S. Churchill | Oct. 7. 1933". The inscription is dated the day after publication, in the year that Churchill's godson nearly lost his life. All four volumes bear the bookplate of Roger Moreton Frewen affixed to the front pastedown. THE ASSOCIATION: Roger d'Hauteville Moreton Frewen (1914-1972) was the son of Churchill's first cousin, Hugh Frewen, and grandson of Churchill's Aunt Clara, his mother's eldest sister. Hugh's childhood was marked by visits with his Churchill and Leslie cousins, including Winston, who was nine years older than Hugh. Roger was born during the First World War while his father was serving on the front and his godfather, Winston, was First Lord of the Admiralty. Roger was born in London, educated in Switzerland and Cambridge. A near-fatal car accident in 1933 and tuberculosis contracted during recovery nearly killed Roger and permanently impaired his health. Churchill inscribed Volume I of this set for his godson in 1933. Despite his health, Roger joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1938. Posted to the British Embassy in Berne during WWII, Roger listened to German and Italian military signals and reported information to Britain, drove lorries with military supplies through occupied France, and rescued escaped prisoners of war by crossing into Germany and Italy and bringing them to safety in Switzerland. Driven by income needs as his family grew, in the decades after the war Roger had careers in finance and real estate. Roger's son, Jonathan, from whom these books come to us, recalls that Roger excelled at mathematics and languages and was "a kind man, an amusing raconteur... and a good Father." Jonathan also recalls that "Winston was an excellent godparent" who "never forgot a birthday or Christmas, no matter his duties." THE EDITION: Winston Churchill originally considered the idea of this monumental biography of his great ancestor, the first Duke of Marlborough, in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Ten years of research and writing produced the most substantial published work of Churchill's 1930s "wilderness years." The books measure 9.25 x 6.25 x 2 inches, each bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms gilt on the front cover, and a gilt top edge, and profuse illustrations within. Unfortunately, the plum cloth bindings of Volumes I-III proved highly susceptible to sun fading. (A different, more fade-resistant dye was used in Volume IV.) CONDITION: This inscribed set is in very good condition overall. All four volumes are first printing. The inscribed Volume I retains a square and tight binding, with the usual spine fading, corner wear, and a bit of staining to the rear cover. The contents remain tight with modest spotting substantially confined to the first and final few pages and the fore and bottom edges. The balance of the set features tight bindings with only minor wear to extremities. Volumes II & III are spine faded and Volume IV has a line of differential color at the front cover fore edge. The contents of Volumes II-IV remain bright with spotting primarily confined to the first and final pages and fore and bottom edges. In addition to Roger Frewen's bookplates, volumes III and IV have gift inscriptions on the first free endpaper - each to the same recipient and dated "Christmas" in the year of publication. All four bookplates are identified by Roger's son as those used by his father prior to the Second World War. This set may be kept in the original bindings and fitted with custom preservation cases or finely rebound. A skilled binder would recover the original bookplates from the pastedowns. We are happy to provide referrals. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(I-IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166

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        20 Bilder zur Bibel von Alfred Kubin. München, R. Piper u. Co. 1924. Folio. Inhaltsverzeichnis u. 20 Lichtdrucktafeln. Orig.-Halbleinenbd. mit Rücken- u. Deckeltitel.

      . . Makelloses Exemplar dieser beeindruckenden Veröffentlichng mit 20 großformatigen Federzeichnungen von Alfred Kubin. Das Werk wurde 1933 in die Liste des verbotenen Schriftums aufgenommen, und ist daher von entsprechnder Seltenheit. - Raabe 236.

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        The Arthur Rackham Fairy Book. A Book of Old Favourites with New Illustrations

      London: George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1933. First edition. One of 460 copies signed. 8 color plates, and numerous illustrations in the text, some full page. 1 vols. 8vo. Original vellum. Spine slightly darkened. In original slipcase, worn and split.

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        Dog-Days on Trout Waters

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1933. Second state without the colophon page. With illustrations by Donald Gardner. 1 vols. 12mo. Original pink paper over boards, printed labels on upper cover and spine, a notoriously fragile book, spine faded, but not split as usual ly found , staiining on upper cover ("to find any one of them in fine condition is not only rare but practically unheard of"--Frazier). Laid into a half red morocco drop box with the Derrydale logo on spine and a red morocco inset label on the upper cover, also with gilt stamped Derrydale logo. Harold G. Pickering was a past president of the Anglers' Club of New York, and editor of The Anglers' Club Bulletin; this was his second book.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Eimi

      New York: Covici, Friede, 1933. First edition. No. 456 of 1381 copies SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 1 vols. 8vo. Yellow cloth, lettered in black. Lacking dust jacket, minor soiling to covers, previous owner's embossed stamp on flyleaf.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Danger Circus

      Alfred A. Knopf, 1933. First.. Hardbound. minor ring on front cover and minor shelf wear else a good to very good copy in original orange cloth with black stamped spine and cover. a fine presentation copy inscribed "To Sonny and Tiny / from Uncle Raoul / Sept 18, 1933." . 191 pp

      [Bookseller: riverrun book shop]
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        The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam. Founded upon the Persian. By Eben Francis Thompson

      Worcester, Mass: Commonwealth Press, 1933. One of 150 copies. 1 vols. 4to. Drop box in three quarter crimson morocco and marbled boards housing five books: The Rose Garden of Omar Khayyam (3/16 x 1/8); The Rose Garden ... (1-3/4 x 1-1/2); The Rose Garden ... (5-7/8x 4-7/8); A Thimbleful of Books (lacks glassine); Proof Sheet. The first four are bound in full red morocco; the Proof Sheet is in wrappers. Lacks magnifying glass . Minor rubbing to box; books are in fine condition. An additional set of proof sheets, mounted on a black board, is loosely inserted. At the time of its publication, The Rose Garden was advertised as the smallest book in the world. Thompson's A Thimbleful of Books gives a brief account of miniature books (with illustrations of various examples) and the circumstances of this book's preparation.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Death of A Bridge Expert

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1933. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered red. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the jacket with toned spine. First UK edition, first impression of this detective novel. First published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        To A God Unknown

      Robert O. Ballou, New York 1933 - Signed and extensively inscribed by the author on an accompanying postcard. 1st edition, 1st printing book, in a 1st issue dustjacket with $2.00 price intact on lower front flap. Only 598 copies were printed by Ballou in 1933 (who went out of business after printing those 598 copies) and the book didn't have another edition till it was reprinted in1935 by Covici Friede and Heinemann in the U.K. Fine, tight and unread book with no previous owner markings, no soiling, clean page edges and the black upper page edges are very evenly dark and unspotted. There's just a tiny bit of softening to the binding cloth at spine ends, a tiny rectangular shadow to the cloth at the spine front-side lower edge and just a hint of bumping to upper binding corners to keep it from being As New. It is bound in light green cloth with still bright gilt lettering on the spine. The dustjacket is also Fine with one tiny edge nick lower front-side spine end professiona lly repaired internally, and slight toning to the spine lettering but no fading or toning of other spine colors. Truly beautiful with no tears, chips or fading. The book comes with a postcard written by Steinbeck in 1952, very clear writing/signature and quite a lengthy inscription to a young woman who was collecting author signatures and involved in 4H activities. She had written Steinbeck about trying to win a trophy and he quotes her his favorite motto in both Spanish and English of 'If you don't want to fly beware of wings' and talks to her of 'food became more important than fame' and that he'd tried once to sell his trophy. The postcard was sent from Steinbeck's New York City 72nd St. address and has 'Steinbeck' as part of the printed sender's address on the card. It is in Near Fine condition - a few tiny age-toned areas, one corner tip that had been turned down at some point (no material loss), a tiny pin prick upper middle edge, and a tiny crimp (no material loss) to the lower edge. The postcard is safeguarded now in a removable archival heavy-duty (16 gauge, so stiff enough not to need a backing board) removable clear holder that lets you see both sides of the card while in the holder. Also included is a custom clamshell case, bronze spine label, with a patterned-d esign outside cloth covering complementing the book's dustjacket and a fully lined ivory-colored soft flannel interior. The card in its holder is housed in an ivory-colored soft flannel flapped-closure pocket built onto the inside of the upper lid of the case, with the ivory flannel just a bit age-darkened. The book's dustjacket is in a removable, clear mylar dustjacket protecter. Rare examples of both a Steinbeck inscription and signature, and of Steinbeck's 3rd book which is his most scarce book to find in collector condition. ; 7-5/8" x 5"; 325 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AAABOOKS (Authors & Artists)]
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        Cocktail Parade

      Scarborough, NY: Canape Parade, 1933: 18 pp (numbered only on the recto). Red printed wraps. First Edition, First Printing of the scarce, original edition. In Very Good+ to Near Fine condition, with light edge wear to wraps and light toning to pages. A charming pamphlet with cocktail recipes printed on the recto, with humorous illustration and poem printed on verso. A very scarce cocktail related item.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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