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        MURDER IN THE BOOKSHOP

      New York: Lippincott, 1936 An exceptionally nice copy of this sought after Bibliomystery classic in an outstanding example of the rare dustwrapper showing very light use. 8vo. 308 pp. Red cloth lettered in black, top edge stained burgundy. "In the latest Fleming Stone detective novel, murder stalks among the rare and valuable volumes of a shop that caters to book collectors." Murder and Mayhem. A rare $100,000 book disappears... a copy of Taxation Laws of Great Britain and U.S.A., owned, inscribed, signed twice and annotated by Button Gwinnett... Not bad.. Signed by Author. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Men of Concord

      Houghton Mifflin Company 1936 - First Edition, First Printing with Wyeth illustrations. An attractive dustjacket that is rich in color with minor wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this First Edition with the original dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Peer Gynt

      London: Harrap, [1936] - (RACKHAM, ARTHUR) First Edition, Deluxe Issue, No. 376 of 460 copies, signed by Rackham. Small 4to. 12 full page illustrations in color and numerous black and white illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Full gilt- stamped vellum. Beautiful copy in custom cloth slipcase. Latimore and Haskell p. 74; Riall, p. 192 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Ulysses

      London: John Lane, the Bodley Head, (1936).. First edition published in England, no. 426 of 900 copies on japon from a total edition of 1,000 copies, 4to, xiii, (iii), 765, (1) pp. Light marginal stain to the top corner of pp. 613-630. Original gilt titled green buckram, t.e.g., spine faded to brown, gilt Homeric bow by Eric Gill to upper cover. A very good copy. Slocum 23.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Jamaica Inn

      London, Victor Gollancz,, 1936. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in burgundy morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green plain endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression of this very scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        VESTIDOS TÍPICOS DE ESPAÑA. Recopilados, Dibujados, Coloridos y Comentados por Joan D'Ivori

      Orbis, Barcelona 1936 - 28 pags. texto - 1 h.+ 110 láminas papel de hilo superior 37x26 cm En carpeta tela original editorial Buen estado Lámina coloreadas a mano a varias tintas por el procedimiento del pochoir. Al pie de cada lámina el nombre de la Región, ciudad, fecha aproximada, número de la lámina y editorial. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librería Maestro Gozalbo]
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        Jamaica Inn.

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1936, - Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine in navy. Small loss of cloth to head and foot of spine, slightly rolled, back hinge just cracking. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Nightwood

      London: Faber and Faber. (1936). First. Uncorrected proof. Yellow printed wrappers. A trifle soiled, a near fine copy. A classic of lesbian literature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        EL ALCAZAR. Organo de los requetés.

      - Del nº 93 Año I, 1 noviembre de 1936 al nº 294 año II 27 de junio de 1937. (Faltan los números: 143, 150, 165, 226, 227, 228, 230, 241, 254, 256, 274, 288, 289, 292). A partir del nº 113 pasó a llamarse El Alcázar. Diario tradicionalista. Toledo, Imprenta de la Diputación Provincial, 30x43, 8 pp cada periódico. Encuadernados en 4 volúmenes en holandesa tela de época. (35476).

      [Bookseller: Librería J. Cintas]
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        25 desembre 1933 - 25 desembre 1936. Catalunya continuarà el seu camí.

      1936 - (1936 ca.) 100x70 cms. (40x27 in.). Litografía. A. Cartel original Guerra Civil. Original poster Spanish Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Central]
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        Vencerem pel bé del proletariat mundial.

      1936 - 1936. 100x70 cms. (40x27 in.). Litografía. A-. Entelado. Cartel original Guerra Civil. Original poster Spanish Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Central]
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        L'home feliç no tenia camisa però.

      1936 - (1936 ca.) 78x112 cms. (31x44 in.) Litografía. A-. Entelado. Cartel original Guerra Civil. Original poster Spanish Civil War.

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        Die Troza [Trozas]

      Zurich and Prague: Buchergilde Gutenberg. 1936. First. First edition, first issue with all points. Fine in a very near fine example of the rare dustwrapper with a little shallow nicking at the crown. The true first edition of the last of the author's six "Jungle" books to be translated into English. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Bodas De Sangre (Tragedia En Tres Actos y Siete cuadros)

      Arbol, Ediciones Del, Madrid 1936 - PRIMERA EDICIÓN. FIRST EDITION. Cruz y Raya 1936. Terminado de editar en la Imprenta Silverio Aguirre el 31 de enero de 1936. MUY BUEN ejemplar levemente manchado en orilla de cubierta. 125pp [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: 101Poe /La FOTO del libro es descripción]
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        Die Rebellion der Gehenkten

      Zürich: Büchergilde Gutenberg,, 1936. Roman. Tall quarto. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece. Spine a little rolled and faded, corners bumped. A very good copy in the rubbed and chipped jacket which has been reinforced with black paper backing. First edition, first impression, of the novel that was published as The Rebellion of the Hanged in English.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Saint Katy the Virgin

      Covici Friede 1936 - Signed/limited edition of 199 copies. This is copy number 94 of 199 copies signed by John Steinbeck. This first edition is in good condition with some wear to the spine and edges. The pages have light foxing but there is no writing, marks or book plates in the book. The binding is tight and the corners have light wear. Overall, a nice copy of this rare edition authentically by the author. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Beak of Eagles an unpublished poem by Robinson Jeffers

      Grabhorn 1936 - First edition, one of 135 copies printed. A beautiful copy with minor wear to the edges. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. This scarce edition, a poem Jeffers copied for the San Francisco great patron of the arts, Albert Bender, and which he gave Bender permission to have printed in this limited edition, together with the handsome drawing of the poet by Dorothy Grover and the two facsimiles of the manuscript. Folio, printed orange wrappers, 12 pages. Portrait and two pages of facsimile. A lovely copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Doze Desenhos De Lisboa. Alfama Por Alvaro Canelas

      S.P.N., [c.1936], [Lisbon?] - 12 beautiful monochrome prints of Lisbon, loosely housed within the original publisher's brushed cloth lettered folio boards. Each print is numbered 71/100, and signed by the artist in pencil. A fine set of pre-war Portugese architectural prints, but for the slightest of marking to the margins of two plates. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquates Ltd]
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        The Beaks of Eagles

      Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1936 - One of the more uncommon titles in the Jeffers' canon; one of 135 copies in the first printing from Edwin Grabhorn in 1936. Printed by Grabhorn for Albert Bender ( to whom Jeffers had gifted the poem. ) Bound in the publisher's string tied brick colored wrappers. A very good copy with light chipping to the yapped edges and a one half inch square chip to the inner corner of the front panel. A short tear to the lower edge of the front panel and another to the upper edge of the rear. Striking frontispiece portrait of Jeffers by Dorothy Grover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        We the Living

      Macmillan 1936 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "Setup and printed. Published April, 1936." A fabulous copy. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE First Edition housed in a custom clamshell box for preservation. We buy Ayn Rand First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Black Peril: A Biggles Story

      Published by John Hamilton Limited, 32 Bloomsbury Street, London reprinted edition [First Edition March 1935]. 1936 - Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, black lettering and John Hamilton sundial to spine. 8vo 7½" x 5¼" 222 pp, no catalogue to rear. Colour frontispiece and four blue tinted illustrations by Howard Leigh. The"Ace" Series verso to half-title page lists 17 titles beginning with 'The Black Peril', ending with 'War in the Air'. Free from foxing, spine not faded, cloth without any marks or rubs and in near Fine condition, colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. JOHNS, Captain W. E. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        We the Living

      The Macmillan Company, New York 1936 - First Edition, First Printing. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with light wear to the edges and some discoloration to the spine. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Contemporary Poetry and Prose

      No.1, Parton Street, London - The 10 issues complete in 9 (Nos. 4 & 5 the Picasso Poems Number) All published. From May 1936 to Autumn 1937. Original printed wraps. The original wire staples have been removed and replaced by thread. Light rust staining at the staple locations. The odd mark and stain. Probably as good a set as one might encounter. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        Long cours.

      NRF Gallimard 1936 - In-12 ( 190 X 120 mm ) de 284 pages, demi-maroquin à coins bleu-nuit, dos à nerfs janséniste, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés. ( Reliure signée de J. KAUFFMANN et F. HORGLOIS ). Edition originale de toute rareté, 1 des 30 exemplaires numéroté sur alfa ( seul grand papier ). Dos passé, livre très pur en parfait état. litterature edition-originale [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Tiré à Part]
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        They Found Atlantis

      Hutchinson, London 1936 - The book is signed, dedicated with 'Good wishes for Christmas and the New Year' and dated Jan 2nd 35 by Dennis Wheatley. There is no publication date in the book and the date he has put on it is odd as the book was first published in 1936 - it would appear he has made the mistake that many people do in the early part of the year and written the previous year's date. I have presumed that the date and price of 7/6 shown on spine.shows it is a first edition but am not sure of this. The edges of the boards are a little darkened and there is a bit of spine lean but the hinges are tight. Rubbing and slight fraying to the top right hand corner of the front panel. The page edges are browned with a little spotting. The jacket has a detached front flap and heavy chipping and loss along the top edge. Extensive taping to the reverse has just about held most of it togehter but it is a very ragged specimen. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raymond Tait]
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        5" X 9 3/4" ORIGINAL SIGNED SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF ACTOR WARNER OLAND IN MAKEUP ASCHARLIE CHAN. ALSO SIGNED AS HIS CHARACTER CHARLIE CHAN.

      [n.p., n.d.] 1936 - 5" X 9 3/4" original photographic portrait of the actor Warner Oland inscribed by him to a friend and signed by him as "Charlie Chan." The inscription written by a vintage fountain reads "To Dorothy Gardner from Daddy's friend, Warner Oland, Apr. 20, 1936." Beneath which is Oland's red ink, slightly faded chop block and his character signature "Charlie Chan." In the photograph Oland is casually dressed in a sport coat and sweater, and smiling warmly. Warner Oland was the original Charlie Chan on the screen and portrayed the character from 1931 until 1938. Oland came to the series as a distinguished character actor and sometimes star, a status he maintained well into the Chan years. Fine copy. Rare. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Absalom, Absalom

      Random House 1936 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by William Faulkner on a laid in signature. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with light wear to the spine ends. This original, first issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price printed on the front flap with no creases or rubbing to the panels. The book is in excellent shape. The binding is tight, with no leans or cocking. The boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a superb copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. We buy SIGNED Faulkner First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Green Hills of Africa

      Cape, UK 1936 - 1st Edition 1936. Book is very good+ and bright. Boards colouring un-even. Contents very good. Light foxing /dusty page edges. The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed and nicked. White rear soiled and marked. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE. Digital images available upon request. Ref 5092 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Olympia-Stadt Berlin 1936 [Sonderteil des Berliner Adressbuches 1936]

      August Scherl, Berlin 1936 - Quarto. 109, [1], 20pp. Original silver-stamped and lettered blue wrappers. This remarkable special issue of the Berliner Adressbuches is dedicated to the up-coming sportive event in the capital of the Third Reich. This work, filled with vintage b/w and color advertisements, is exquisitely illustrated with numerous b/w photographic reproductions depicting Berlin as a city of culture and entertainment, and is complete with its large folding plate containing a large plan of the Olympic stadium, 9 smaller plans, and a complete program of the XIth Olympiad. Minor and sporadic creasing and moderate sunning along edges of wrappers. Closed tear at tail of spine. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        A rare document, boldly signed by Emperor Hirohito of Japan, awarding the Order of the Sacred Treasure Grand Cross to a Kyoto university professor ? awarded in 1936, five years to the day prior to Pearl Harbor

      Document Signed as Emperor of Japan, 1 page, 23.5" x 18", [Tokyo] Showa 11th Year [December 7, 1936] conferring the Order of the Sacred Treasure Grand Cross to Tetsutaro Inoue of Kyoto University. Neatly rolled and housed in its original wooden presentation box. Document bears some mild creasing toward margins, extremely light but even toning, else fine condition. The box bears some minor external wear, with the lid missing one small section. A magnificent and attractive award document bearing a large and bold signature by Emperor Hirohito Offered together with two Sacred Treasure of the Grand Cross medals (one accompanied by its corresponding lapel pin) each housed in an exquisite lacquered box.Emperor Meiji of Japan established the order in 1888 (originally called the Order of Meiji), and the honor is bestowed upon those who have made significant contributions to academic and scientific research, healthcare, social work, and government.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        [Photographs]: Four Helmut Newton Photographs

      1936 [and circa 1970s]. An archive of four self-portrait photographs of Helmut Newton, all shot by Newton with a timer. Two are vintage prints, measuring 4" x 3.25" and 7" x 8.25", and two later prints, both measuring 7" x 9.25". The later prints are fine, while the smaller vintage print is near fine with a tiny spot near the bottom edge, and the large vintage print is moderately creased, very good. All are Signed; two with his given name ("Helmut Neustaedter") and two with his professional name. Further details upon request. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Die Waldmännlein und König Neptun.

      Zürich, Micky-Maus-Verlag Bollmann, 1936 - Gr.-8°, 43 S., durchgeh. s/w.-Abb., 4 farb. Pop-up Bilder, OKart. m. farb. Deckelill. u. OU., OU mit kleiner Fehlstelle am unteren Rücken. Kanten u. Gelenk berieben, sonst innen frisches Ex. Beim 4. Pop-up ist eine Lasche gerissen, da Produktionsbedingt zu kurz gestaltet (kann gerne auf Wunsch von unserern äusserst kompeteten Buchrestauratorin, Frau Maya Stein, Zürich, (Tel. 044 341 94 49) restauriert werden. (= Micky-Maus-Wunderbücher.). Farbig illustrierte Orig.-Umschläge und Vorsätze. Erste Veröffentlichung der Disney Geschichten in deutscher Sprache in der Übersetzung von Josy Priems. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The International Surrealist Exhibition

      London: New Burlington Galleries / (Women's Printing Society). 1936. First. First edition. Preface by Andre Breton. Translated by David Gascoyne. Introduction by Herbert Read. Tall octavo. 31, [1]pp. Stapled pink wrappers with cover image by Max Ernst. Modest sunning to front wrap, staples a little oxidized, else a near fine copy of this important catalogue, a list of artists and works exhibited. We do not know the identity of the former owner, but he or she has made some light, thumbnail sketches in pencil of some of the exhibits, including works by Ernst, Hans Bellmer, Leonor Fini, and others. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        POESIA (1914-1932)

      Edición de los Amigos del Libro Italiano en la Argentina, Bs. As. 1936. - ///Versión de Pedro-Juan Vignale. /Retrato del autor por Jorge Larco./Acompañado de nota manuscrita de Ungaretti dirigida al traductor, Vignale, y firmada al final (en hoja suelta con membrete de hotel)./Pequeñas pérdidas en cubiertas; por lo demás buen estado.//22x16. 148 págs.//Poesía, Libros Firmados

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        Songs For The Philologists

      London: Privately Printed in the Department of English At University College. Very Good. 1936. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Laid paper, stapled through the fold, bound in grey-blue wrappers, detached from rusting staples as to be expected. Most collectible condition without internal inscriptions, marks or faults. Bottom edge trimmed, top and for-edges untrimmed. Housed in a matching clam-shell case. Conforming with Hammond and Anderson, B15. A vital, landmark element of Tolkien literature. Rare. This particular copy has been shown in exhibitions at the Tolkien Society; The Songs For The Philologists began as duplicated typescripts by E. V. Gordon for the English Department students at Leeds University. Gordon included verses by himself, J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as modern and traditional songs, chiefly in Old and Modern English, Gothic, Icelandic, and Latin. This booklet was printed on the College's private press as an exercise by Dr. A. H. Smith (formerly a student at Leeds) to a group of his students. Smith had not asked permission of Tolkien or Gordon so the books were not distributed but stored at the press in Gower Street. Most of the copies were destroyed in a fire that destroyed part of the building in which the press was housed. Only 14 copies are said to have survived. The total number of copies printed is unknown, but undoubtedly was very small .

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        THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

      Everett, Pennsylvania: Visionary Publishing Co.,. 1936. Octavo, pp. [1-16: blank] [1-12] 13-158 [159-176: blank] [note: first and last leaves are used as front and rear paste-downs], four full-page illustrations by Frank A. Utpatel,. original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver.. Spine panel a bit creased at spine ends, else a fine copy in very. good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear and slight loss at spine. ends and corners, several short tears at upper edges of spine and. front panels with internal tape mend, and general dust soiling to. front, spine and rear panels. A superior copy of this book with. distinguished provenance. (#114482). First edition. A highly important presentation copy with a signed inscription by Lovecraft to August Derleth on the front free endpaper: "To Auguste- Guillaume, Comte d'Erlette, / whose encouraging opinion of this / tale is responsible for its present / appearance in (mis) print. / A reasonably corrected copy, with / the grateful compliments of the / perpetrator -- / H. P. Lovecraft / Christmas, MDCCCCXXXVI." Lovecraft's first published book, preceded by THE SHUNNED HOUSE (1928) that was printed, but not circulated beyond a tiny circle of Lovecraft's friends. Publisher William H. Crawford has stated that approximately 400 copies were printed, of which about 200 were bound, the remainder destroyed at a later date. Binding and typography were dreadful and a handful of the earliest copies had corrections in Lovecraft's hand. This copy has a dozen or so corrections by Lovecraft, including a line of missing text handwritten on page 72. In addition, there is an eight-line manuscript errata slip written in Lovecraft's hand which provides "additional errata discovered by Corwin Stickney..." tipped in on the second blank. According to Crawford, an errata leaf and a dust jacket were printed after publication and distribution of early copies. The jacket is present, but not the errata slip. Of two known bindings, this copy has title on front panel stamped in upper and lower case letters. The dust jacket is Currey's variant 2 (no priority established) with lettering in silver and yellow- green illustration. "A fine story of supernatural adventure and discovery, despite the unfortunate surprise ending which does much to spoil what went on before." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1039. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 272. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1624-26. In 333. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-132. See Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 4-160. Bleiler (1978), p. 127. Reginald 09259. Joshi I-A-11. Currey, p. 324.

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        The Mint. A Day-book of the R.A.F. Depot between August and December 1922, and at Cadet College in 1925 by 35207 A/c Ross.

      Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1936 - Quarto. Original Japon spine and tips on blue paper boards, black morocco label to the spine, top edge gilt, the others uncut, heavy mid-blue endpapers, matching the paper on the boards. Very slightly rubbed on the spine, but overall an excellent copy. Title page in black and red. True first edition, one of an edition of just 50 copies published to establish copyright, only 10 of which were for sale, priced at $500,000 this numbered 10 (U.K.) "One of Lawrence's avowed purposes in joining the RAF was to write of the ranks from the inside. He began immediately making notes when he enlisted in 1922. With his dismissal in January 1923, because of unfavourable publicity, the project was set aside, not to be taken up again until he was posted to India in 1927 In March 1928 he sent a clean copy of the revised text to Edward Garnett [who] had copies typed which were circulated to a small circle, among them Air Marshal Trenchard Trenchard's concerned response led Lawrence to guarantee that it would not be published at least until 1950" (O'Brien). In 1936 the manuscript found its way to America and "in order to control publication, it was found necessary to have a copyright edition published". This copy one of those retained by Lawrence's brother A.W., his inscription "The property of A.W. Lawrence" inked to the verso of the front pastedown. Subsequent pencilled inscriptions show that this copy was presented by A.W. to Edward Eliot "on permanent loan", and, on his death in 1950, retained by his son Peter, who notes that, "A.W. Lawrence told Peter Eliot in July 1950 that he might keep this Book". The Hon. Edward Eliot was Lawrence's trusted legal adviser - in a letter to Liddell Hart in 1934 Lawrence described him as "a very balanced solicitor" (The Letters p802) - one of three trustees for the funds raised by the publication of The Revolt in the Desert, but "the only Trustee really", Hogarth and Buxton being added in case Lawrence should ever need to "carry a point against him if I wished it deeply" (letter to Charlotter Shaw in 1927, Wilson 791). The prohibitive price placed on this edition by Lawrence is equivalent - at a conservative estimate - to around $8m in current purchasing power. One of the great Lawrence rarities. O'Brien A166; Wilson 284

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Shadow Over Innsmouth

      Everett, Pennsylvania: Visionary Publishing Co.. 1936. First. First edition. Illustrated by Frank A. Utpatel. Currey's Binding B (no priority established): black cloth stamped in silver on the front panel in both upper and lower case letters. Fine in fine dustwrapper (Currey's Dust Jacket 3 (no priority established) printed in silver on white paper, no illustration). Original oversized errata slip is present and unfolded (rarely found, and in the cases where it is present, invariably it has been folded). Both the book and errata slip are housed in a cloth chemise and full morocco slipcase decorated with gold and silver decorations. Both the errata slip and the dustwrapper were printed after the fact and mailed to those who had purchased the book. A magnificent copy of Lovecraft's first published book (a prior work was printed in 1928 but not published, and was circulated only among a few of Lovecraft's friends). Additionally, this title is the only book by Lovecraft published during his lifetime -- he died the following year, and the voluminous Lovecraft volumes now in print were all published in posthumous collections. Approximately 400 copies of this title were printed, of which only about 200 were bound. From the collection of John K. Martin, with his simple, tiny book label on the rear pastedown. John K. Martin founded the Black Sparrow Press and is perhaps best known for providing Charles Bukowski a guaranteed stipend that allowed Bukowski to leave his post office job in order to write. Martin's private collections are renowned for the superior condition of their material. A stunning copy of this highspot of horror literature. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Characters of the Reformation

      London: Sheed and Ward,, 1936. With 23 Portraits by Jean Charlot. Octavo, pp.324. Original burgundy cloth, top edge stained red, titles to spine gilt. 23 colour portrait plates. Spine a little faded, marks to rear cover, light spotting to edges and front endpapers. A very good. First edition. A birthday gift from J. R. R. Tolkien to his son Michael. With a presentation leaf pasted to the front pastedown inscribed "Michael H. R. Tolkien from his father J. R. R. T. 22 October 1945". The recipient has stuck onto this page a slip of paper bearing his ownership signature together with a clipped picture of a library. There is his further ownership inscription dated February 1946 on the half title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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