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         Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

      New York: Harper and Brothers, , 1937. Quarto. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles to spine gilt, two raised bands, pictorial onlay of Snow White with the dwarfs to the front board, single rule to boards gilt, blue endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins, gilt edges. Walt Disney Studio colour and black and white illustrations throughout. A fine copy. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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         Original Drawing of Snow White

      Los Angeles: Disney Studios, Hyperion, 1937. Fine. Production Drawing (animation art) for the 1937 film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Black graphite, blue and red ink, from a scene while she is in the cottage. The image is 7" tall, on a 12" X 10" sheet of 12 field, 5 peghole, animation paper, production number 77 changed to 81. A note read: "Follow rough for head spacing. Inb. body." "VB" by her hand, 52 in upper corner. Fine condition, authentic, and this will frame nicely. The drawing is either by, or overseen by, Grim Natwick, a Vienna trained artist hired by Disney in 1935, specifically to draw young women.

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         The Man with the Blue Guitar & Other Poems

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First edition, second issue jacket reading "conjunctions" on the inner front flap. One of 1,000 copies. 82, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original yellow cloth, decorated endpapers; yellow printed dust jacket. Some pale staining along upper joint of cloth with associated pale stain at gutter in preliminaries (not effecting the jacket); jacket with slightest toning to spine panel, top slightly rolled, but edges clean and sharp. A bright copy. First edition, second issue jacket reading "conjunctions" on the inner front flap. One of 1,000 copies. 82, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In addition to the celebrated title poem, this collection includes an extensively revised and shortened version of "Owl's Clover," first published separately by the Alcestis Press the previous year. Edelstein A4.a

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         Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly Vol 1, No 1 (December 1937)

      Paris, 1937. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. 112 p. 24 colour and 100 b&w illustrations. Pictorial softcover is separating from spine inside front. Slight wear and damp-stains. Contents page has small hole and pencilled date correction. Publisher Efstratios Teriade (born in Greece as Efstratios Eleftheriades) created this seminal publication, "Verve," once called "the most beautiful magazine in the world" by one of its backers. This magazine with its cover by impressionist painter Henri Matisse burst onto the streets of Paris in December 1937. It includes writing by Andre Gide, John Dos Passos and Andre Malraux. 38 issues proceeded through Europe's war-torn years and ended abruptly in 1960, after a promenade of covers and interior art by Chagall, Bonard, Picasso, Braque and other distinctive artists of the Paris School. Photographs by Man Ray, Dora Maar, Matthew Brady, Brassai, Cartier-Bresson and Blumenfeld graced many pages and accompanied articles and prose by literary luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, etc.

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         RIVISTA DI FILOLOGIA E D'ISTRUZIONE CLASSICA N.S. ANNO XV (LXV DELLA RACCOLTA)

      GIOVANNI CHIANTORE, 1937. ITALIANO 0,79 Annualità completa composta da 4 fascicoli trimestrali rilegati assieme, con coperta rigida in mezza tela rossa, con piatti marmorizzati leggermente ingialliti ai bordi, dorso con titoli d'oro, leggermente oscurato e con lievissimi segni di usura, pagine brunite attorno ai testi da fattore tempo e qualità della carta USATO

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         LES VINGTQUATRE SONNETS.,

      Grundlsee: Stamperia del Santuccio, 1937. - 6 1/2 x 9. 30, (1) pages. Japanese paper covered boards, paper spine label. Fine, unopened copy. A proof copy, printed only in black on smooth, vellumized paper, of Opus 7 from Victor Hammer's Stamperia del Santucccio. "Proof copy" is wriiten in pencil in the colophon. (The edition was 24 copies, numbered at the press, printed on Magnani paper in red and black in Hammer's Pindar Uncial. Victor Hammer Artist and Printer p. 145. There were additional copies printed (at a local school) on German rag paper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Swastika Night by Murray Constantine

      Gollancz, London 1937 - First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Presentation Copy. Shocking and prescient novel of a world after seven hundred years of Nazi domination, published by Victor Gollancz in July 1937. Murray Constantine was a pseudonym, used also for the 1934 novel Proud Man. The pseudonym was only revealed in the 1980s when feminist scholar Daphne Patai identified the author as novelist Katharine Burdekin, who had been attentive to the meaning of the Nazi ideology to predict in Swastika Night the annihilation of the Jews, the homosexual fetishism in the military, and the utter subjugation of women, who are kept apart as breeding animals. Hitler is revered as a god and the rotten secret at the heart of the Nazi hierarchy is that the birth rate is falling. Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf: "To John Hampson from 'Murray Constantine' July 1937"John Hampson (1901-1955), Hogarth Press author and literary critic, made several visits to Berlin in the 1930s and covered the Reichstag fire for the New English Weekly. "No one would publish Hampson's first novel because of the explicit treatment of its author's homosexuality. His second novel, a study in sister-fixation, was an immediate critical and commercial success. Published by the Hogarth Press, Saturday Night at The Greyhound (1931) went through three impressions in five weeks, rapidly selling 3,000 copies and winning Hampson wide critical praise. The novel was translated into French and reprinted by Penguin in 1937 ? Success brought this striking, tiny man friendships with other homosexual writers such as J. R. Ackerley, William Plomer, John Lehmann, and E. M. Forster" (ODNB). In 1936, Hampson married German actress Therese Gift (who had played Mrs Peachum in Brecht's Threepenny Opera) to provide her with a British passport. Hampson would have been a clear-eyed reader of this novel. Gollancz reprinted it in the Left Book Club in 1940.With a clipped review, almost certainly by Hampson, reading in part "? behind Mr. Constantine's satire there is something like logic. With all the arts except music forbidden, with women reduced to child-bearing animals and segregated from men, and with a new and monstrous religion of the Blood, some such nightmare as here presented might very well come to be. ? A weird story which if read with the attention it deserves it must leave one thinking uncomfortably hard."Copies of Swastika Night in dust-jacket are rare. A presentation copy, even more infrequently seen.A SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY OF A LANDMARK FEMINIST WORK. Provenance: George Locke (Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 57-8); for Hampson, see Walter Allen, As I Walked Down New Grub Street (1981), pp. 55-71 Blue cloth. Near fine in near fine printed dust-jacket (spine panel faded, spine lightly toned) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Years

      Hogarth Press, London 1937 - First edition. [4], 469, [1] pp. 8vo. Kirkpatrick A22a; Woolmer 423 Publisher's pale jade-green cloth lettered in gold on spine, dust-jacket by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Spine a touch toned, minor toning to endpapers from flaps, in a very good jacket with spine toned, light spotting, chipping, and a few tears. Housed in a custom morocco-backed box [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         OF MICE AND MEN

      Covici Friede, New York 1937 - 10mo., 186pp.; VG/VG-; spine tan with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.00'; The first Issue of the first printing has the word "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on the bottom of page 9, as well as a bullet between the two 8's on the page number of page 88.; mild wear to head and tail of spine; closed tear on rear cover, staring at rear upper corner and going for two inches; mild soiling to dust jacket; spine has some sun-fading; shelved case 2. Dupont. First Edition, First Printing, First State. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter and other poems

      London: William Heinemann,, 1937. in the original Spanish with English translation by A. L. Lloyd. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine and front. With the dust jacket. Photographic portrait frontispiece. Discreet ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Spotting to edges and endpapers and very faintly a few leaves in, but a bright copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket with only tiny nicks to the corners. First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the scarce dust jacket. Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter was Lorca's first publication in the UK, a poetic lament for his friend the bullfighter Ignacio Sanches Mejias, and printed in the UK shortly after Lorca's assassination at the hands of the Francoists.

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         Fe. Doctrina Nacionalsindicalista. Epoca 1, No. 1 (January 1937) through Epoca 2, No. 4/5 (March-April 1938)

      Eight total issues in seven fascicules (Epoca 1, Nos. 1-6 and Epoca 2, No. 4/5), housed in two volumes (302, 160 pp.) of the irregularly published Fascist and National Syndicalist Spanish political journal, issued first by the Jefatura Nacional de Prensa y Propaganda and later by the Delegación Nacional de Prensa y Propaganda de F.E.T. de las J.O.N.S. on behalf of the Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista, Epoca 2 edited by Alfonso García Valdecasas. Scattered illustrations including photomontages. Epoca 1 issues with some foxing especially along fore-edge, Epoca 2 with some minor foxing especially to title page. 8vo. Epoca 1 half-calf with raised spine, original wrpps. bound in, some rubbing to extremities; Epoca 2 orig. printed wrpps., soiling and foxing to covers. San Sebastián/Pamplona, Spain 1937-1938. The Falange Española Tradicionalista y de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista was formed in April 1937 by General Franco, when he merged the Traditionalists with the pre-existing Falange Española de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista (or FE de la JONS). The FE de la JONS was itself a merged group, founded in 1934 by the joining of the Falange Española (founded in October 1933) and the Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional-Sindicalista (founded in October 1931). From 1937 forward, the Falange became the sole legal political party in Spain until its dissolution in 1977. As of November 2017, WorldCat locates 6 various holdings of Fe in North American institutions. All appear to be incomplete; no earlier issues from Epoca 2 were found in the United States.

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         DELL'ARTE MILITARE DE RE MILITARI

      EDIZIONI ROMA, LIVORNO 1937 - LA GUERRA E LA MILIZIA ITALIANO Traduzione di Temistocle Mariotti, con note e commenti di Leone Andrea Maggiorotti, brossura editoriale con alette, parzialmente oscurata, con fioritura, macchie, impronte, strappi e tracce di colla, baffo di biro rossa, pagine brunite dal tempo, con sporadica fioritura, strappo alla pag.VII e baffo con biro rossa alla XV dell'introduzione

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         Bajo Tu Clara Sombra Y Otros Poemas Sobre España

      Ediciones Españolas. Nueva Colección "Héroe", Valencia 1937 - 47p. 17x11cm. Sobrecubierta en papel cebolla, con etiqueta adherida al lomo. Cubiertas en rústica, en muy buen estado. Texto limpio y en muy buen estado. Nota preliminar e impresión por Manuel Altolaguirre. Publicado en Valencia por Octavio Paz, quien había llegado a España invitado al Congreso de Escritores Antifascistas. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         El Pueblo: Diario del Partido Sindicalista - Group of 6 Issues

      Valencia: S.i., 1937. Paperback. Nicely-preserved selection of issues of this Republican daily newspaper, the official organ of the Partido Sindicalista, one of the smaller Spanish left-wing workers' parties that would eventually become affiliated with the United Front. The paper was founded in 1896 by the popular Spanish novelist and journalist Vicente Blasco Ibañez. During the Second Republic, under the management of Ibañez's nephew Sigfrido, the paper became more politically aligned, eventually becoming the organ of the Syndicalists in 1932; it ceased publication with the end of the Republic in 1939. Rare; OCLC finds 2 locations holding any issues (Biblioteca Universitat de Barcelona, Universidad de Valencia), none in the U.S. Six tabloid issues (58cm); newsprint wrappers; 4pp per issue; occasional illus; text entirely in Spanish. Publication sequence as follows: Año XLIV, Nos.15.394, 15.409, 15.411, 15.413, 15.424, 15.435 (October 8,27,29,31; November 13,26 1937). All six issues horizontally folded at center, occasional creasing to extremities, with a few scattered passages underlined in red and blue colored pencil; one with mild toning along folds, else paper is still supple and quite fresh; Very Good+ overall.

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         GHOSTS

      D. Appleton-Century Company, Incorporated, New York, London 1937 - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xii [xiii-xiv] [1-2] 3-406, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. Collects eleven stories, including "Afterward," Wharton's most chilling ghost story. "One of America's finest writers of ghost stories." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 460. "A landmark volume in supernatural fiction." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1688. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 181. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-208. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 612-15. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-251. Bleiler (1978), p. 207. Reginald 15185. Endpapers tanned along gutter margins, fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with two tiny closed tears to upper front pane (8 mm and 4 mm), a touch of rubbing to corner tips and spine ends, a closed tear to the upper rear panel at flap fold and just a bit of fade to green ink on spine panel. An attractive copy. Scarce in this condition. (21732) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr, Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB]
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         Archaeological reconnaissances in north-western India and south-eastern Iran and carried out and recorded with the support of Harvard University and the British Museum.

      London Macmillan 1937 - First edition. 4to., 267 pp, 34 plates of antiques (6 coloured), 88 photographic illustrations and 26 plates, 18 sketch plans, 2 skeleton maps and 2 large folding maps in pocket at end, original reddish brown cloth gilt, decorated oval design to upper cover, a fine example. The record of Stein's work in 1931-33, in the Punjab, Sharpur, Makran and elsewhere along the Persian Gulf Coast. Yakushi S724 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         FRANCISCO DE GOYA ‘Por qué’ Grabado original nº 32 de los Desastres de la guerra. Calcografía Nacional.

      - Edición realizada por Rupérez en la Calcografía Nacional por el Ministerio Público en 1937, durante la Guerra Civil Española. Medidas huella 21,4x15,1 cms. Medidas hoja 38x28,5 cms. Cinco series numeradas del 1 al 5 fueron dedicadas a Stalin, a Mrs. Eleanor Rooselvet, y a Azaña, Presidente de la Republica, dejando dos series sin adjudicar. Fueron emitidas quince series numeradas del 6 al 20 -en papel Japón Imperial-. El presente grabado lleva al dorso el número 19. Una de las primeras series tiradas en 1937 fue regalada por el embajador español en Londres al Victorian and Albert Museum, donde fue expuesta. El grabado lleva un sello en seco con una CN rodeado por un borde donde se lee: Calcografía Nacional Ministerio de Instrucción Pública. Thomas Harris manifiesta que corresponde a una edición muy bien grabada. Grabado La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 750 EUR.

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         The Road to Wigan Pier.

      London: Victor Gollancz, 1937.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15 cm), pp.viii; 264. With 32 black and white photographic plates. Not including the foreword, which appeared in the first Left Book Club edition. In publisher's blue cloth with yellow titles to spine. With original light yellow dust-jacket with titles to spine and front cover. Some spotting to prelims and edges; heavy tobacco scent. Very slight reading lean. Chipping to jacket corners and head and tail of spine; spine lightly browned. Very good indeed. Orwell's famous sociological analysis of working class life in the bleak industrial heartlands of Northern England prior to the Second World War, commissioned by Victor Gollancz in January 1936. Orwell received a £500 advance (two years' income for him at the time), and researched the book by spending the harsh winter of 1936 living in Barnsley, Sheffield and Wigan; three urban areas of heavy industry producing coal, steel and textiles respectively. The book was chosen by Gollancz for its popular Left Book Club, which issued most of the copies printed (over 44,000) in 1937, making the first Gollancz trade edition of just 2,150 copies very rare, especially in a jacket.

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         In Parenthesis seinnyessit e gledyf vm penn mameu

      London: Faber & Faber. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1937. Second Impression. Hardback. Publisher's original beige cloth with grey/blue lettering panel to spine, in original grey dust wrapper with block lettering in red & yellow, second impression, dated July 1937, one month after the first, jacket price of '10s. 6d. net' unclipped, dj torn with loss at head of spine & front panel, cloth marked, foxing to endpapers, small ink name to front endpaper, internally clean, frontis, additional illustration at rear and map, a G+ copy in dj of the early second impression. ; 6" x 9"; 226 pages .

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         VERVE - Volume I, No. 1, 2 , 3 & 4. 1937-1938

      - Paris, 1937-1938. Vol. I nº 1 al nº 4 encuadernados en un tomo. Con todas las litografías presentes: Joan Miro, Matisse, Chagall, Kandinsky, Braque, Derain, etc. Muy buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Serve It Forth (First Edition, Second Printing, 1937, In Dust Jacket)

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First Edition, Second Printing . Peach Cloth, Gilt. Near Fine Book/Fair Dust Jacket. 253 Pp. First Book On Food By M F K Fisher, The Second Printing, August 1937 (The First Printing Was In June). Book Is Bright And Clean, All Gilt Brilliant, Just A Trace Of Wear At Corners, No Fraying, No Names Or Marks. Dj Worn At Edges, Price-Clipped At Top Of Front Flap, Large Chip/Loss In Bottom Half Of Spine, Removing Bottom Of "Forth" And First Three Letters Of Publisher's Name, Some Closed Tears And 1/4" Losses At Corners But Otherwise Complete, Just A Trace Of Fading To Pink Areas At Top And Bottom Of Spine, No Damp Spotting, No Soiling.

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         They Shall Inherit the Earth

      Modern Age Books Inc., New York 1937 - A 1935 novel of a Depression era father and son. 239 pp. plus ads for Modern Age books. Red Seal Book # 16. Book has 'Red Seal Book' cover. Extremities are worn, fo initials ffep as well as former book dealer pencil notatations, age toning throughout. Book is tight and square. Dedication, " For Greg, Morley Callaghan" SIGNED by AUTHOR. Extremely rare signed copy of this Depression era novel that is considered by some to be Callaghan's finest novel. Bookseller's Inventory # 133193. Size: 7 1/2" X 5 1/2" [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         The Red Pony

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Limited edition, signed by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. Copy letter W. While the limitation page states 699 copies were issued, this is one of an additional estimated 52 copies that were lettered. Tipped in on the front free end paper is an address label from McIntosh & Otis, Steinbeck's literary agency; though unmarked, this copy is from the estate of Eugene Winick, former president of the agency. Near Fine, with uneven toning to cloth. In a Poor, matching lettered slip case, which is fragile and incomplete, lacking the top and bottom panel.

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         L'Envers et l'Endroit.

      Edmond Charlot "Méditerranéennes" 1937 - In-8 carré ( 205 X 155 mm ) de 66 pages, broché sous chemise et étui de papier bois, dos de chagrin tabac. Edition originale du premier livre de CAMUS. 1 des 325 exemplaires numérotés sur Hélio. Très bel exemplaire dans un élégant chemise-étui de papier-bois à dos de chagrin noisette, bien complet du feuillet de souscription. Littérature Edition-Originale [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         digesto (Nuovo) Italiano. A cura di M. D'Amelio con la collaborazione di A. Azara.

      - Torino, 1937-40, voll. 12 in 13 tomi, in-4, tela editoriale con tracce d'uso.

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         Letters from Iceland.

      Faber and Faber, London. 1937 - First edition. Octavo. 268 pages. Photographs, mostly taken by Auden; folding map at rear. Prose letters, verse letters and other poems, including "Auden and MacNeice: Their Last Will and Testament", a thirty-three page poem by the two authors. Signed by W.H. Auden on the first blank.Spine a little bruised at head. Covers a little discoloured as usual. Very good indeed in very good, price-clipped dustwrapper slightly rubbed and creased at the edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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         Le vie del mondo - 1937 Rivista mensile del Touring Club Italiano, Milano

      T. C. I. Touring Club Italiano - Milano. ITALIANO 1,83 Volume degli anni '30 in buono stato, contenente sei fascicoli del periodico Le vie del mondo - Rivista mensile del Touring Club Italiano, Milano dal N. 7 al N. 12 del 1937, anno V, rilegati con coperta in mezzatela con angoli, sul dorso caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, piatti in tessuto, alcune abrasioni, ammaccatura su dorso e su due punte, tagli appena ingialliti, pagine, in carta patinata, ottimamente conservate, prime pagine con margini bruniti. Con ricco corredo di illustrazioni in b. e n. ed a colori, in testo e fuori testo. USATO

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         Auteur inconnu (VIET001) Photographie. Vietnam. Indochine. Voyage d'un militaire français au porte d'Annam. Paysage scène de vie. Circa 1937. 49 photographie d'époque. 13 x 18 cm. VIET001.

      - Photographie. Vietnam. Indochine. Voyage d'un militaire français au porte d'Annam. Paysage scène de vie. Circa 1937. 49 photographie d'époque. 13 x 18 cm. VIET001. Photographies originale / Original photograph

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         Thérèse de Lisieux.

      José Corti éditeur s.d. [ 1937 - ]. In-8 br. Présenté dans un bel étui-chemise cartonné, pièce de titre. Avec un document photographique inédit. E.O. Bel envoi autographe de Pierre Mabille à Benjamin Péret : Pour Benjamin Péret vigilant combattant l'adversaire des prêtres, son ami Pierre Mabille le 5 XII 39. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         Gee's Hunting Diary to record the Sport of the Season arranged for Followers of Foxhounds & Harriers

      Published by Ernest R. Gee at His Book & Print Shop 35 East Forty-Ninth Street [Printed by Eugene V. Connett at The Derrydale Press], New York 1937 - First edition. Illustrated on upper and lower covers. Unaccomplished. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Siegel 117 ("undetermined number of copies"); Frazier G-3-a; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 200 Original printed red paper over boards, cloth spine. Some very slight rubbing at edges, but a fine copy of this scarce and fragile Derrydale book. Custom crimson half morocco slipcase and chemise by Moroquain. Provenance: Duncan Andrews, Esq Illustrated on upper and lower covers. Unaccomplished. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         SPELLING BEES: THE OLDEST AND THE NEWEST RAGE

      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1937 - (Seuss, Dr.) SPELLING BEES: THE OLDEST AND THE NEWEST RAGE by Albert Deane. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1937. First edition. 12 mo - 5-1/4" x 7-5/8". Orange cloth stamped in black on the spine and front cover of this pristine copy of the book. Color pictorial dust wrapper illustrated by Dr. Seuss on both the front and rear cover with just a vague hint of shelf wear and a couple of marginal closed tears at the upper front cover. Ninety-six pages including ten full page and three partial page black and white drawings by Dr. Seuss. This is one of Dr. Seuss's most elusive titles and we are proud to offer it in extremely clean VERY FINE condition with a NEAR FINE dustwrapper. Extremely rare in this condition and with dust wrapper. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Kennebec

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, (1937). First Edition. First printing Near fine in salmon colored cloth covered boards with a gilt on black title label on the spine. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 3/8" with illustrated end sheets and with slight fading to the cloth on the spine and with a former owner's address label on the front paste down behind the jacket flap. In a very good+, price clipped dust jacket with shallow 1/8" deep chips at the upper edge of the spine area, rubbing to the folds of the front panel and a 1/2" closed tear to the rear panel. Signed by the author on the first free end page without an inscription. Additiionally, the page facing the title page has been signed by the editor of the series, Constance Lindsay Skinner. The first volume printed in the Rivers of America series which in the last few years has become the most difficult book to find in the series in collectible condition. The fact that this copy is signed by both the author and the editor makes it particularly valuable. With illustrations by Maitland de Gogorza. 292 pages containing an index and text. A very tight, clean and handsome copy with only the prior owners address label as the single mark of prior ownership.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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         Signed Document Regarding Copyright to Mahler's Seventh Symphony

      - An original signed document from the Viennese composer and socialite, wife of Gustav Mahler, regarding the expired copyright to her husband's Seventh Symphony. The short typed document declares Alma Mahler's consent for the expired copyright to the work to be renewed by the publishers, Ed. Bote & G. Bock of Berlin, and for the rights to the work to be set according to the two parties' previous agreement. She has signed boldly at the foot in purple ink. Stamped with the date at the upper left: April 26, 1937. Folds, paper clip mark in the upper left corner, else very good. 8.25 x 11.75 inches (21 x 29.7 cm). 

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music]
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         The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrated by the Author.

      London George Allen and Unwin 1937 - First edition, first issue, 8vo., frontispiece, one plate, 8 illustrations, map endpapers printed in red and black, all by the author, 2pp advertisements, fine modern binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full green morocco with reproduction of original wrap-around dragon design in silver, with silver-star edges, preserved in a custom-made slip-case, a splendid example. The first of Tolkien's works of fiction to be published, The Hobbit began as an amusement for the Tolkien children, and reached print rather unexpectedly, a typescript of it having been shown to the publisher by a former pupil of Tolkien's. Once published, it was an equally unexpected success and Unwin pressed Tolkien for a sequel, which grew into the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Carbon Typescript Signed ("Louis Zukofsky"), an excerpt from "A"-8

      N.p., 1937. 1 p. carbon typescript (folio 42) with some hand corrections in ink and titled ("From 'A'-8"). 8vo (11 x 8-1/2 inches). Creased from prior folding, toned. 1 p. carbon typescript (folio 42) with some hand corrections in ink and titled ("From 'A'-8"). 8vo (11 x 8-1/2 inches). An early carbon typescript excerpt of the last four stanzas of Zukofsky's "A"-8, part of his magnum opus 24-part poem "A." Inscribed to Columbia University professor René Taupin ("For René"). "'A'-8 (1935-37), longer than all seven preceding movements, is a dauntingly complex attempt to write a 'mirror' fugue, deploying no fewer than eight primary themes, including Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Bach's own biography, economic and historical theories of Marx and Henry Adams, Spinoza's philosophy, and contemporary science" (Encyclopedia of American Poetry: Twentieth Century, p. 786). "A" was not completed until 1974 and first published in its entirety in 1978. [With:] Zukofsky, Louis. Typescript Signed ("Louis") of his poem "On Valentine's Day to Friends". 1 p. typescript with inscription in pen and ink. 8vo (11 x 8-1/2 inches). N.p: [ca. 1937]. Creased from prior folding, large horizontal closed tear and small closed tears. Inscribed to Columbia University professor René Taupin, who is named in the poem ("Tags, René - that can with a red heart, / Valentine, / Brush a white-velvet heart in snow / falling deep to speak / Be mine"): "Dear René, Two sentiments. I don't believe you saw this one last Feb. We'll celebrate a week from next Monday then. All the luck from all of us. Have a good time. Louis"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Superb Christening photo by Parisio, inscribed and dated on the mount by the Queen and also signed by the photographer, (b. 1937, Prince of Naples, Son of King UMBERTO II) & Queen MARIE JOSÉ (b.1906, his mother)

      1937 - showing the baby wearing a splendid dress, in a magnificent Napoleonic crib, 7½" x 5½", in mount 13½" x 10", no place, 11th April

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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