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        Saeki Yuzo Posthumous works from the Yamamoto Hatsujiro Collection, Zauho-kankoukai.

      - Osaka (?), 1937. In-folio (40*31cm), frontispice-[2]-8p-106f-[2]-52-[2]-2-7p. Très rare catalogue de l¿exposition posthume, exemplaire n°144 (tirage total ?). Yuzo Saeki est un artiste de grand talent, fondateur d¿une école japonaise avec des artistes ayant été en France. Il meurt à 30 ans seulement de la tuberculose laissant déjà une ¿uvre conséquente malgré seulement 4 ans d¿activité. Beaucoup d¿¿uvres seront rapidement regroupées par Hatsujiro Yamamoto, donnant lieu à cette exposition en 1937. Ces ¿uvres seront offertes à la ville d¿Osaka.107 reproductions en noir et en couleurs, quelques photos. Reliure éditeur reproduisant la signature du peintre sur le premier plat et sur l¿étui. Mors intérieurs fragilisés comme toujours sur ce type d¿ouvrage grand et lourd, plats avec traces blanchâtres, étui sali. Très bel ouvrage, très rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MARKED WOMAN (1937)

      Warner Brothers 1937 - Vintage original 17 x 11" (43 x 28 cm.) pressbook, USA; Folio, 20 pp., with an additional "ADVERTISING SECTION" laid-in loosely, 22 x 17" (56 x 43 cm.), 6 pp. Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, dir: Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited). Classic gangster film, with Bette Davis as a supposed "hostess at a clip joint" who is eventually persuaded by the district attorney (Bogart) to testify against her murderous gangster boss. This is a quite rare book, and to find it complete -- with no ads cut-out, and with its gigantic advertising supplement as well -- is quite a treat. Folded as issued, pictorial wrappers, with some signs of light wear along spine and at edges, VERY GOOD

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc.]
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        München - Hauptstadt der Bewegung

      Diessen, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1937, Ganzleineneinband, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Einband fleckig, Zustand 2-3 (P1) (P1)

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        Tag der deutschen Kunst

      Diessen, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1937, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Einband stärker fingerfleckig, Prägung abgeblättert, Schrift anscheinend mit Stift nachgezogen, Brillenfach gebrochen, Seiten und Bilder aber gut, Zustand 3 (P82) (P82)

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        München - Hauptstadt der Bewegung,

      1937 - Diessen, Raumbild Verlag Schönstein, 1937, Ganzleineneinband, 100 Raumbilder, mit Brille, Einband fleckig, Zustand 2-3 (P1) (P1) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700

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      First edition, one of 230 numbered copies on alfa paper. Bradel binding of half black morocco over marbled paper boards by the workshop of Boichot, gilt date to foot of spine, covers and spine conserved (spine sunned), top edged gilt. A very good copy in a nice binding. Gallimard Paris 1937 14,5x21cm relié

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      1937. First Edition . Signed. JOYCE, James. Ulysses. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1937. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt Homeric bow on front cover, gilt-lettered spine, original pale green dust jacket printed in black, with Homeric bow on spine. $32,000.First trade edition printed in England, inscribed on the half title: ""James Joyce / Paris / 7 April 1939.""Joyce signed very few copies of Ulysses apart from the signed limited editions (which all together total only 475 copies). At the time of this inscription Joyce was eagerly anticipating the publication of Finnegans Wake (published May 2, 1939). This edition was the last issued in Joyce's lifetime and this copy, inscribed in 1939, is one of the last signed by Joyce, who died January 13, 1941. This edition was immediately preceded by the 1936 Bodley Head limited edition of 1000 copies and is the ninth edition of Ulysses overall. The fight for a British printed and published edition of Joyce's masterpiece had seemed interminable. In the 12 years following the Shakespeare and Company 1922 first edition Joyce unsuccessfully sought an English publisher willing to risk prosecution and bring out an unexpurgated edition of his masterpiece. Even when John Lane finally agreed to take on the project in 1934, the printers protested against certain passages and publication was delayed another two years. In Copenhagen when the 1936 publication date of the Bodley Head limited edition was announced, Joyce exulted, ""Now the war between England and me is over, and I am the conqueror"" (Ellman, 693). ""Universally hailed as the most influential work of modern times"" (Grolier Joyce 69). Slocum A23. Book fine, only light edge-wear to lovely original dust jacket. A very rare and important signed copy of one of the landmark books of the 20th century.

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        Folklore of Capitalism

      , 1937. 1937. First Edition . ARNOLD, Thurman. The Folklore of Capitalism. New Haven and London: Yale University Press and Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1937. Octavo, original red cloth gilt, original dust jacket. $1500.Scarce first edition of Arnold

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        The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A.

      San Francisco. Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. Copyright 1937. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, image 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches. 1/4 inch tear to upper right edge (outside map area), some soft creases from rolling, faint foxing to lower left corner, tiny spot to right margin and left upper margin; overall very good condition. Very decorative map by Parker Edwards in deep blues, burnt umber, pink etc. with little pictographs portraying life on these exotic islands. The flowers of Hawaii are pictured and named in the upper border and the fish of Hawaii in the lower border. With the poster is a "with compliments" label: "We are pleased to send this map of the Hawaiian Islands to you. It is done at the request of a friend of yours who was a recent visitor to our Dole Cannery in Honolulu - the world's largest fruit canning plant."

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      Auburn, CA 1937 - Original final draft two page typed manuscript with Smith's signature in full under the title on the first page. The initials W.T. [Weird Tales] following the last line of verse. Referenced in Donald Sidney-Fryer's, Emperor of Dreams; A Clark Ashton Smith Bibliography, page 45. First appearance August 13, 1937. Appearance in print in Weird Tales, volume 36, no. 12, July 1943, in The Dark Chateau and Other Poems, Arkham House, 1951and in Selected Poems, Arkham House in 1971. From the collection and estate of Raymond L.F. Johnson. The mild toning and very light folding creases in thirds to the pages [for mailing]. Near fine. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Hound of Death and Other Stories

      London: Collins, for the Crime Club,, [1937?]. Octavo. Original green cloth, black lettering to spine. With the green and yellow uniform edition dust jacket. 247 pp. Jacket spine defective at head with consequent fading to spine, jacket nicked at extremities; a good copy with light toning throughout The Hound of Death was first published by Odhams Press in 1933, it was then republished by Collins in 1936 priced 3/6. This printing is in the "new 2/6 uniform edition of the detective novels of Agatha Christie". The latest title listed on the rear panel is Dumb Witness first published in 1937. This specific edition is not commonly found. The collection includes one of her most famous stories "The Witness for the Prosecution", the basis of the 1957 film and a two-part BBC drama for Christmas 2016.

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        Italia Imperiale / Imperial Italy

      Milan: Popolo d'Italia, 1937. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good hardcover with light rubbing to the tips, a fragile spine with a couple of cracks and a short tear at the heel, a crease to the first two pages, foxing to the first two and last two pages, and soiling to the ffep; otherwise, the interior is generally clean and bright with only very light signs of handling; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. An elaborately produced book of fascist propaganda for Mussolini's pre-war 'Imperial Italy.' "The best Italian photobook from the fascist era has to be 'Italia Imperiale.' A 'special issue' of the magazine La Rivista Illustrata del 'Popolo d'Italia' (Italian People's Illustrated Magazine), this enormous volume is the ultimate guide to the Italy of Benito Mussolini... The book combines some excellent modernist photography with painted illustrations and photocollages, but its immediate impact derives from its size--a full-page photograph or montage on this scale has enormous power, especially the many splendid industrial and architectural photographs in the New Version style. ... 'Italia Imperiale' runs through the more-or-less standard iconography of propaganda books, beginning with history ... [then] introducing Il Capo and accounts of Italy's ill-fated colonialist military adventures of the 1930s..., before we are given extensive and interesting views of Italy under construction." (Parr & Badger) Edited by Manlio Morgagni; photographs by Stefano Bricarelli, Frederico Patellani, Lucio Ridenti, and Bruno Stefani; illustrations by Bramante Buffoni, Erberto Carboni, Paolo Garretto, Ruggero Micaelles, Marcello Nizzoli, and Mario Sironi. Unpaginated with many pages of advertising at the rear [624 pages]; color, b&w, and duo-tones throughout; 15 x 17.75 inches. Text in Italian. Ref: Parr & Badger, Photobook, Vo. I, p.175 ; Auer, 802 Photo Books, p.261. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

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        Twenty-Seven Menus for Annual Reunion Dinners in the years 1937, 1939, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1958-62, 1964-80.

      8vo. 4pp., some with loosely inserted seating plans, "The Antarctic Club" logo to upper cover of each, many signed by Antarctic Club members.A unique collection of menus, dating from the 1937 "Penola" dinner (which marked the return of the British Graham Land Expedition), to the modern period. Many of the menus are signed by those in attendance, including: R. N. Rudmose Brown (Scottish Antarctic Expedition), Albert Armitage, H. Dickason, Frank Debenham, G. Murray Levick, C. S. Wright, A. Cherry-Garrard, John Mather, Reginald Skelton, W. R. Colbeck, Raymond Priestley (Scott Expeditions), E. N. Webb (Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition), Ernest E. Mills Joyce, J. M. Wordie, (Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic Expedition), T. W. Bagshawe (Cope's Imperial Antarctic Expedition), Quintin Riley, I. F. Meiklejohn, A. Stephenson, Brian Roberts, Norman Gurney, E. W. Bingham, Launcelot Fleming, Robert Ryder, John Rymill, Wilfred Hampton, Colin Bertram (BGLE), Paul E. Victor, Vivian Fuchs ("Bunny"), George Lowe, Ken Blaiklock, Edward Shackleton.

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        Der Mensch ist kein Haustier. Drama. Illustriert von Max Beckmann.

      Paris, Edition Cosmopolites, 1937 - 111(1) S., illustrierte OBroschur. Mit 7 Originallithographien von Max Beckmann auf Tafeln. Der Einband etwas verschmutzt und lichtrandig. Kleine Stauchung am unteren Kapital. Mit Bleistift die Verlagsangabe durchgestrichen, darunter durch 'Oprecht' ersetzt. Das Bild zeigt das Titelblatt. Sehr selten. Very rare. With 7 originally graphics by Beckmann. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Muller, Ruth - fashion.

      ?August Vacation?'Tekening met pen en gouache van de hand van Ruth Muller. Gesigneerd rechtsonder. Afm. (papier): ca. 38 x 25,5 cm. Het blad komt uit een serie modeontwerpen uit de jaren 1937-1938. Vermoedelijk was Muller een ontwerpster voor een van de grote New Yorkse department stores. Prijs: ?950,- (incl 21% BTW, incl lijst).

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        Original drawing signed (Noodle)

      1937. Signed. BEMELMANS, Ludwig. Original drawing signed (Noodle). No place: : circa 1937. Original ink-and-crayon drawing measuring 13-1/2 by 19-1/2 inches; matted and framed, entire piece measures 20 by 26 inches. WITH: LEAF, Munro. Noodle. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1937. $13,800.Large and lovely original ink-and-crayon drawing by Bemelmans of Noodle, the dachshund who stars in the artist’s popular collaboration with writer Munro Leaf, titled and signed by Bemelmans.The creators of The Story of Ferdinand (Leaf) and Madeline (Bemelmans) collaborated—Leaf writing the text, Bemelmans drawing the pictures—to produce this ""happy, moral tale about a dachshund who, even after a visit from a magical wish-granting dog-fairy, judiciously chooses to remain exactly the same size and shape he is"" (Silvey, 397). Leaf and Bemelmans' project was inspired by Dutch-American historian and children's book author Hendrik van Loon's dachshund. Bemelmans' large, beautiful original drawing, executed in black ink and brown crayon—signed by the artist and titled, in his hand, ""Sketch for Noodle""—depicts the dog stretched out atop a ruler. The image appears as page [7] in the finished book, opposite the text, ""who was very long from front - - - - to - - - - back."" With a first edition, third printing copy of the book.. Book without original dust jacket. Original signed drawing fine. A delightful and unique piece.

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        Le réveille-matin

      - Grasset , Paris 1937, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Precious dedica autografa firmata dall'autore Emmanuel Berl. Esemplare piacevoli. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Morand à Emmanuel Berl. Agréable exemplaire.

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      1937. First Edition . WOOLF, Virginia. The Years. London: Hogarth Press, 1937. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $4200.First edition of the most ambitious and successful of Woolf’s later novels.Woolf struggled for four years with this novel, hoping to incorporate into a fictional form deep and meaningful commentary on the politics of the English middle class. Her efforts to revise, rewrite, and edit what would become her longest work led her to compare The Years to ""a long childbirth."" When The Years was finally published audiences responded eagerly, making her truly wealthy for the first time in her life. As is usual with Woolf's books, the jacket design is by her sister, Vanessa Bell. Kirkpatrick A22. Woolmer 423. Bell, 440. Book with slight tape marking to endpapers, light wear to extremities of cloth. Dust jacket with small spots of tape residue to flaps, light wear edge-wear mainly affecting spine-ends, and slight toning to spine. An extremely good copy.

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        L’Incoronazione di Poppea [no title issued with this facsimile] (Facsimile of manuscript It.Cl.4.N.439 della Biblioteca Nazionale di S. Marco in Venezia)

      (Fratelli Bocca), (Milano) 1937 - 108 ff. & colophon pages; An oblong quarto volume bound in full brown morocco leather, elaborate decorative tooling around the edges of the covers and all over flat spine, lightly and irregularly gilt, in imitation of the mid-17th century original, edges of the leaves gilt and gauffered. This is a rare and special facsimile -- one of five copies printed in 1937 -- of one of the two known early musical scores of one of the most important operas -- Claudio Monteverdi's masterpiece: L'incoronazione di Poppea. There are still unknown features about this landmark opera's history and Monteverdi's intentions for its performance. "L'incoronazione di Poppea" was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, as part of the 1642–43 carnival season; and while we know the opening date of the carnival, the date of the first performance of "Poppea" is not known. Remarkably, there is documentary proof of an early revival of L'incoronazione, in Naples in 1651. The survival of any work from this period years after a first production (and after Monteverdi's death in 1643) is most unusual. This manuscript score was rediscovered in Venice in 1888, and performances throughout Europe slowly multiplied from that point forward. This manuscript score entered the Biblioteca Nazionale di S. Marco in Venezia (shelf mark Cl.4 - N.439) -- as part of the large and important collection of books and manuscripts donated as the legacy of Girolamo Contarini (1770-1843). Most likely, it had been one of the 120 musical codices which once belonged to the Attorney Marco Contarini (1632 - 1689), a passionate lover of music. The 1888 "rediscovery" refers to the date of publication of scholar Taddeo Wiel's 'I codici musicali contariniani del secolo XVII della R. Biblioteca di San Marco in Venezia illustrati da dr Taddeo Wiel." [Venezia: Fratelli Visentini, 1888.] To say that this facsimile is made with care is a significant understatement. There are 108 leaves, with the score on staves appearing on both versos and rectos of the leaves. The first - "Prologo" is trimmed at the bottom (like the original); the verso of the leave marked "108" is blank. There is only one printed page in this volume -- the colophon at the end, which states that the production was finished on 20 December 1937 by the Casa Editrice Fratelli Bocca, Milano. The edition consisted of 300 numbered copies, with the specific note that copies numbered 1-5 were specially bound - ( "La tiratura e` di soli 300 esemplari numerati da 1 a 300. Gli esemplari da 1 a 5 sono presentati in elegantissime artistiche legature"). Indeed, this copy is press-numbered "5." (The remaining 295 copies were issued by Fratelli Bocca in marbled boards and dated 1938, with a 16 pp. "Introduzione di Giacomo Benvenuti.") This specially bound copy, one of only five, remains as it was issued -- with neither title page nor the introductory text. See OCLC Number: 638299219 [the regular 295 copies are represented by OCLC Number: 4231806]. Yale's Beinecke Music Library has another of the special copies, [Esemplare N. 2. Binding stamped: Ernest Newman. From the Albi Rosenthal Collection of Monteverdi and the birth of opera. Yale also has copy n. 21 of the "regular" issue]. The "other" manuscript score, usually called the "Naples" manuscript, was discovered in 1930, and is preserved in the Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Majella -- MS Rari 6.4.1). The long-lived composer Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, 'L'Orfeo' -- but most modern critics would agree that L'incoronazione di Poppea was the culmination of Monteverdi's achievement, a benchmark in the transition between Renaissance style in music and the Baroque. "Poppea" is based on historic figures, rather than mythological characters. It combines scenes of tragedy, comedy and romance; and it concentrates on its main characters, with a less prominent role for the chorus -- all firsts for opera. And while it has been the subject of almost continual study and [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        You Have Seen Their Faces

      1937. Signed. BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret and CALDWELL, Erskine. You Have Seen Their Faces. New York: Modern Age Books, (1937). Quarto, original photographic stiff paper covers. $4200.Scarce soft-bound Modern Age edition (published same year as cloth-bound first), inscribed on the half title, “For Mr. Jack Meike, Cordially Margaret Bourke-White,” a pioneering classic with 75 deep photogravures of the Dust Bowl by Bourke-White and text by novelist Erskine Caldwell.“This ‘word-and-picture portrait of the share-cropping South’ told the truth in both text and image about a reality hidden to most Americans at the time” (Roth, 94). As one of Life magazine’s first photojournalists, Margaret Bourke-White “helped create and define the look of picture magazines in the United States.” During the Dust Bowl, her skillful wedding of two seemingly incompatible styles, a “hard-edged theatrical style partaking of the machine-age esthetic… [and a] no-nonsense style indebted to the Farm Security Administration’s photography project. [She brought] into high relief the disparity between industrial society and those displaced by it” (New York Times). “The most commercially successful of American documentary photobooks… and one of the most controversial,” the highly influential You Have Seen Their Faces was a collaboration with Bourke-White’s future husband, writer Erskine Caldwell (Parr & Badger I:122, 140). As issued without dust jacket. See Open Book, 124. Interior fine, lightest edge-wear, minimal rubbing to spine ends of bright fragile paper covers. A near-fine copy, scarce inscribed.

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        Photographie n'est pas L'Art

      1937. First Edition . MAN RAY. La Photographie n’est pas L’Art. [Paris]: Éditions GLM, 1937. Slim octavo, 17 loose leaves in original flexible blue cloth portfolio, original black die-cut wrapper. $5800.First edition of this landmark treatise, with 12 full-page halftones of Man Ray’s distinctive photographs, “regarded by some as amongst the greatest of the 20th century” (Parr & Badger).Jean Cocteau called him “the poet of the darkroom.” “It was with Man Ray’s arrival in Paris in the summer of 1921, when Dada was at its height, that photographic experimentation, temporarily leaderless after the disastrous war, took a decisive new direction” (Frizot, 442). “Man Ray’s work introduced a particular note [to Dadaism], since he used photography and recognized early on that this medium could reproduce the effects of object-based art in two-dimensional form. Photography was in a position to preserve the ordinary and to unleash surreal effects” (Icons of Photography, 26). “Although he incorporated photography into his Dadaist practice, much of his photographic activity was given over to conventional portrait and fashion commissions. This rankled with him, and ‘photography is not an art’ was a constant theme in his work. La Photographie n’est pas L’Art is one of the most enigmatic yet advanced of all his books… It can be taken as a summation of his experiments in photography, and might be said to be his photographic swansong” (Parr & Badger, 108-09). With text by André Breton. See Roth, 80-81, 86-87. Interior and images fine. Only light sunning to cover through aperture in wrapper. A fine copy. Scarce.

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      1937. First Edition . Signed. CAIN, James M. Serenade. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. Octavo, original black cloth decorated in silver, original dust jacket. $2000.First edition of Cain’s bold second novel, book and striking dust jacket designed by W. A. Dwiggins, warmly inscribed by the author, “To Dora Einzig, with love and kisses, James M. Cain, July 15, 1938.”Exploring many of the same themes as his acclaimed first novel The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), this novel was “daring for its period in its presentation of a bisexual hero” (Encyclopedia of Literature, 196). Cain would recall, “This story goes back to my try-to-be-a-singer days… It cooked until 1937, when I went to Mexico and got it over with” (University of Maryland, Cain Collection). “A complex and bravura blend of exotica, opera and murder… Serenade was well-reviewed and remains widely admired. Some people consider it Cain’s best book” (Smiley & Bell, 41). nfluential book artist William Addison Dwiggins designed both the volume and its dust jacket, which on this copy is printed with red as the dominant color; no priority established. “Only rarely was Dwiggins involved with dust wrappers, and this was one of his best efforts” (Smiley & Bell, 41). Owner signature.Faintest foxing to front free endpaper. Small and light marginal staining to several leaves, seldom affecting text. A few minor abrasions to fresh, bright boards, gilt decorations quite bright and attractive. Fragile original dust jacket with mild edge-wear and modest toning. A very good copy, scarce inscribed.

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        Archaeological Reconnaissances in North-Western India and South-Eastern Iran. - Antiques examined and described with the assistance of Fred. H. Andrews and analysed in an appendix by R.L. Hobson.

      London: MacMillan 1937 - First edition. In original publisher’s red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, gilt lettering and gilt medallion to upper board. A record of Stein’s exploration and excavations in 1931-33, covering the route of Alexander’s Campaign in the Punjab and various parts in Southeast Iran - including Persian Makran, Balushistan, the Bampur Basin, and the Persian Gulf Coast. The book covers the first two of the four Iranian expeditions Stein undertook from 1931 to 1936, and is a sequel to his earlier book On Alexander’s Track to the Indus (1929), the main focus of which was to study the contacts between the Mesopotamian and Indus Valley civilizations and to trace the western terminals of the Silk Road. In these expeditions, Stein and his team succeeded in uncovering hundreds of valuable artifacts and manuscripts from different sites along the route, which contributed hugely to Indian and Iranian studies, and to the historical geography of the region. Profusely illustrated with 88 photographic illustrations, 26 plates, 18 sketch plans, 2 skeleton maps, 34 plates of antiques (6 coloured) at the end, and complete with the 2 large folding maps of Baluchistan, Kerman and the Gulf Coast in the rear pocket. Fine condition. A stunning copy of a most important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Red Pony (Signed Limited Edition)

      New York: Covici Freide Publishers, 1937. First edition. Fine/Near Fine. One of 699 copies of the signed limited edition, this copy number 84 with matching slipcase. Book Fine, appearing unread. In a Near Fine slipcase with a small crack at the bottom of the spine and a faint, dime-sized stain at the top of the front panel. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.

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        L'amour fou

      First edition, review copy.Precious autograph signed by André Breton to Benjamin Cremieux. Gallimard Paris 1937 14x19cm broché

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        Les démons gardiens

      1937. Aux dépens des amis de l'artiste, Paris, 1937. In/4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui cartonnés, eaux fortes de Chas Laborde, 119 p. Exemplaire numéroté sur Vélin de Vidalon. Monod 7544. relié Bon étatDeCollection

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        Out of Africa

      London Putnam 1937 First Edition ("First Published November 1937" on the copyright page), preceding all other English-language editions, including the more common American first printing of 1938, of Dinesen's best-loved work, published under her pseudonym. Original coarsely woven, claret-colored cloth, the spine lettered in gilt. 8vo: x, 416pp. A Fine, bright copy, apparently unread, the binding tight and square, the spine gilt brilliant, the pages spotless. Just superb. Fine Blixen's second book, part novel, but mostly memoir of her 19 years in Africa

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        Dead Man Leading

      London, Chatto and Windus, 1937. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustwrapper by T.Ritchie. Green embossing flaked from binding (as usual), light dampmark to board edges. Very good. Original wrapper with minor rubbing to extremities else fine. Author's second novel is a struggle for survival in the Amazon Jungle. Particularly scarce in dustwrapper.

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      - Gallimard, Paris 1937, 14,5x21cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des 230 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa.Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés (dos insolé), tête dorée, reliure signée de l'atelier Boichot.Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 230 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, date dorée en queue, plats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés (dos insolé), tête dorée, reliure signée de l'atelier Boichot. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        To Have and Have Not

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First edition of Hemingway's second novel set in the United States about Harry Morgan, a fishing boat captain out of Key West, Florida. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket with a few small chips to the spine. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's first since A Farewell to Arms was published eight years earlier, follows the life and adventures of Harry Morgan from rum-running to revolution. Brimming with criticism directed at American capitalism and the bureaucracy of the Roosevelt administration, the novel explores social circumstances and situations in Key West, "that paradise of the 'haves' and purgatory of the 'have nots." "In To Have and Have Not, Hemingway for the first time showed an interest in a possible solution of social problems through collective action" (Hart, 327). Basis for the Howard Hawks film co-scripted by Faulkner and featuring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

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        Superb Coronation Photo by Dorothy Wilding signed by the King and Queen and dated by the King, on the mount, (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)

      1937 - also signed in capitals by the photographer in white ink, showing them standing on the steps with their robes flowing down in front of them and the two young Princesses standing between their parents, 10" x 8", in mount 11½" x 8½", no place but London, From the collection of Air Vice-Marshal Sir Edward "Mouse" Fielden, GVCO, CB. DFC. AFC., personal pilot to Edward VIII when Prince of Wales, Chief Air Pilot and Extra Equerry, then Captain of the King's Flight/Queen's Flight. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        William Saroyan.

      1937. 1937 - Black & White Photograph, mounted and framed on mat board. Good.

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        Letters from Iceland

      Random House. New York 1937 - First printing. 269pp. Signed by Auden and MacNeice in pencil to the title page and very scarce thus. The first North American edition of Auden and MacNeice's 'unconventional' pre-war travelogue. The narrative's jocular tone is a little forced at times, but the book closes quietly with MacNeice's Epilogue: "Our prerogatives as men / Will be cancelled who knows when / Still I drink your health before / The gun-butt raps upon the door." Auden then travelled to Spain and the civil war, whilst MacNeice followed in the footsteps of Dr Johnson and went to the Hebrides with Nancy Coldstream. This copy in very good condition; text-block tight and sound with some age-toning to the edges of the leaves. Dust jacket rather worn with some loss, a few closed tears and some pin-holes, otherwise no faults. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Letteratura. Rivista trimestrale di letteratura contemporanea

      Parenti, Firenze 1937 - I primi 16 numeri di una delle più importanti riviste letterarie del '900 italiano. 16 fascicoli in-8° (252x180mm), pp. 150 - 200 ca. per ciascun fascicolo, brossure originali a stampa. Varie tavv. in b.n. f.t. Allegata una cedola editoriale. Alcune firme di possesso. In buono stato conservativo (alcuni fascicoli sono intonsi). La rivista, fondata e diretta da Alessandro Bonsanti con perioditià trimestrale, fu pubblicata, nella sua prima serie, sino al 1947 (dal 1950 essa riprese le pubblicazioni, protraendole sino al 1971 e assumendo, negli ultimi numeri, il titolo Arte e poesia), avvalendosi dei più prestigiosi scrittori e critici dell'Italia del tempo: Bonsanti stesso, Montale, Luzi, Quasimodo, Gadda, Bo, Delfini, Comisso, Contini, la Manzini, Praz, Loria, Bilenchi, Vittorini, Lisi, Penna, Landolfi, Saba, ecc. Il sedicesimo fascicolo della nostra raccolta è quello fuori serie del marzo 1939 curato da Falqui e De Robertis e dedicato monograficamente a D'Annunzio da poco scomparso, volendo offrire un consuntivo della sua eredità letteraria. La rivista, ideale continuazione di Solaria e vivamente simpatetica nei confronti dell'ermetismo, pubblicò anche per la prima volta in italiano scritti di T. S. Eliot, Saroyan, Rilke, Cocteau, Kafka, ecc. Italiano

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        Star Maker

      Methuen, 1937 A first edition, first printing published by Methuen in 1937. A very good book - the first issue blue binding with the red lettering. Previous owner's stamp and name to pastedown and front endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper (publisher's reprice) with some internal repairs to the spine. Some creasing and splitting to the spine. Some light loss to the corners and some rubbing. An affordable copy of a rare novel.

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        The Road to Oxiana.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. A couple of small very pale spots to the spine, otherwise an excellent copy in slightly rubbed jacket, mildly chafed and with slightly crumpling and a few trivial splits head and tail of the spine. Frontispiece and 15 plates. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue, Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had elevated to the status of "sacred text". He stressed that it remained an important book, as in between the "bravura passages" Byron expounds a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilization. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Original Bourke-White Photograph

      - A rare original photograph of the notoriously awful soprano, taken at a party at her Manhattan apartment in the Seymour Hotel in 1937. Photographed by Margaret Bourke-White for Life magazine, for a projected story, "Life Goes to a Party," which was never published. In front of the piano and her own portrait, Jenkins is shown delightedly offering her hand to a gallant younger man. Some staining to the right edge and corner creases; overall in very good condition. 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm).The American photographer and documentary photographer Margaret Bourke-White is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the firsthand American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover.Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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      Oxford, England: Shakespeare Head Press, 1937. half red morocce, cloth, gilt emblematic tooling and lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Shakespeare Head Press. 4to. half red morocce, cloth, gilt emblematic tooling and lettering on spine, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. (viii), 326, (2) pages. Limited to 425 copies. Table of contents, bibliography, indices of subjects and places, acknowledgment, epilogue. Includes early inlaid and keyed tiles, as well as later printed and unkeyed tiles. Also includes tips for accurate dating. Illustrations by the author throughout text. Lightly rubbed and scuffed along edges. Very lightly tanned at edges of text.

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        Der Kampf um die Autobahnen. Geschichte der Autobahnen in Deutschland 1907 - 1935 unter Berücksichtigung ähnlicher Pläne und Bestrebungen im übrigen Europa. (Memoiren)

      192 Seiten mit Skizzen und Fotos. Illustr. Or.Karton. Sehr selten. ",,,Todt hatte Anfang Juli 1937 von Willy Hof, einem der frühen Verfechter und ausgezeichneten Kenner der Autobahnidee in Deutschland, ein Manuskript von Kurt Kaftan mit dem Titel "Autostraßen im Europa" erhalten. Dieses Manuskript, auf Kaftans Schrift "Europa braucht Autobahnen" basierend und ins Italienische übersetzt, hatte Hof auch an Puricelli in Mailand gesandt. Sowohl Todt als auch Puricelli, sind empört über Kaftans Schrift, beiden gingen augenscheinlich die Positionen in der Schrift Kaftans zu weit. Der Generalinspektor und der Senator reklamieren in dem nun folgenden Schriftverkehr, ihren und den Anspruch ihrer "Führer" auf die geistige Urheberschaft an den Autobahnen. In verschiedenen seiner Schriften hat Kaftan immer wieder die italienische Vorreiterrolle und die der HAFRABA in Deutschland betont, was Todt natürlich ein Dorn im Auge war. Schon zu dieser Zeit maßregelte Todt, verbunden mit einer offenen Drohung, den Schriftsteller Kaftan: "Die Reichsautobahnen, wie wir sie jetzt bauen, haben nicht als von der 'HAFRABA' vorbereitet zu gelten, sondern einzig und allein als 'Die Straßen Adolf Hitlers'" (Vgl.BArch, R 4602/729, Bl. 79, Aufzeichnungen von Theodor Krebs). Andererseits galt Kaftan auch als Kritiker von Puricellis Planungen und bezeichnete dessen im Jahre 1935 veröffentlichte Fassung eines internationalen Autobahnnetzes auf Grund des nur peripher berücksichtigten Nordeuropa als unausgegoren. Kaftan selbst wurde daraufhin offenbar von Todt und Puricelli unter Druck gesetzt, die aus ihrer Sicht "großen" Fehler in seinem Manuskript zu beseitigen. Anderenfalls wollte Puricelli mit einer "Publikation den wahren Hergang" schildern. "Ich nehme an, dass Herrn Dr. Todt ich selbst einen Gefallen tun werde, wenn ich damit zur Kenntnis bringe, was in der Autostraßenplanung und im Autobahnenbau alles geleistet wurde, bevor er die Ehre und das Glück hatte, vom Führer an die erste Stelle gesetzt zu werden." Kaftan bezeichnete Hof einmal (in: Die Autobahn 7/1933) als "den Frontkämpfer". In Ober-Ramstadt, wo Hof 1956 starb, wird er als der "Vater der Autobahnen" bezeichnet.

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        La photographie n?est pas l?art. 12 photographies. Avant-propos de André Breton.

      - G.L.M. GLM, 1937. In-8, en feuilles, (4)-(12)-(2) ff., sous couverture bleue imprimée et couverture noire ajourée (menues déchirures sans manques à la couverture noire). / 8vo, loose pages, (4)-(12)-(2) f., ptd. blue cover, black cover with opening (minute tearings without lack on black cover). Edition originale, premier tirage. Bel exemplaire, complet des toutes les planches, y compris "Plein-air artistique", qui manque souvent. / First edition, first printing. A fine copy, complete of all plates, including the often-missing "Plein-air artistique". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        STORAGE AND STABILITY. A Modern Ever-normal Granary. Signed by T. W. Schultz.

      New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937. xviii, 298 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minor sunning to spine and minimal shelfwear; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Lacks the dustjacket. Stated "First Edition." With a Foreword by Dr. Alvin Johnson. Small stain on front endpaper and tiny stains in the margin of a few pages of text. From the library of Theodore W. Schultz (1902-1998), winner of the 1979 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences jointly with W. A. Lewis. Schultz has signed the book in pencil on a front endpaper.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        To the Memory of Edward Thomas


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        Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring

      Shiro Kasmatsu (1898-1992) Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring Original woodblock print, Japan, 1937. 375 x 255mm. £1500

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        Lapidarium sinicum (Shi Ya) - A study of the rocks, fossils and metals as known in Chinese literature

      Memoir of the Geological Survey of China, Series B, No 2 zweite, umgearbeitete und beste Auflage mit englischem und französischem Vorwort und englischem Inhaltsverzeichnis Name eines Vorbesitzers mit Standort (Kyôto) und Jahr (1937) in Tinte auf einem Vorsatzblatt, ansonsten ein sauberes, schönes Exemplar, offenbar privat in Leinen gebunden.

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        The Evolution of the Tank, A Record of Royal Naval Air Service Caterpillar Experiments.

      London: Hutchinson, 1937. INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.352 [16]. With 61 b/w illustrations including frontispiece. In publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. INSCRIBED by the author to verso of front free end-paper: 'With every possible good wish, 6.8.39 // To // Michael J. W. Benn // Your father has been for many years / a much valued colleague of mine / both in the Royal Naval Air Service / and in the House of Commons. I / have admired very much his great / activity and all the hard work he / has done for his country during the / last twenty five years. // He tells me you have a creative mind. / May I urge you to develop it all you / can, because those who have this gift / are scarce. // This book will indicate to you / how good seed well sown may / induce a Bumper Harvest - and / the satisfaction which comes to the sower / that none can remove. Murray F. Sueter, Rear-Admiral / House of Commons.'Slight reading lean; spine lightly sunned, with light shelf-wear. Good overall, with a superb association. Michael Julius Wedgwood Benn (1921-1944) was the eldest son of Air Commodore William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate - distinguished flight officer and politician, and father of Labour politician Tony Benn. Having joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War with his younger brother Tony, Michael was tragically killed when his Mosquito malfunctioned and crashed near Chichester in 1944. The book itself tells the story of the genesis of the tank, constituting the first word on the matter from the man who directed the initial project. Gestating at first as an armoured car for the Royal Naval Air Service, the tank was first referred to as a caterpillar landship.

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        Almanaque de la Revolución Española. P.O.U.M.

      Spain: Grafos, Colectivizada, 1937 - Folio (470 x 270 mm). Two hole punches at top, red hanging cord. Old dampstain causing slight discolouration at head of images, "May" slightly frayed at bottom edge, otherwise in very good condition. Coloured lithograph cover (reproducing the design for March) and 12 similar images by "Sim"; with descriptive letterpress for each month in Spanish, French and English. Rare Republican calendar from the Spanish Civil War, the images striking and the colour fresh and bright: Copac cites only the copy at the V&A among British and Irish institutional libraries; no location recorded by OCLC or KVK, not in the extensive Southworth Spanish Civil War Collection at UC San Diego or the Biblioteca del Pavelló de la República of the University of Barcelona. The calendar's rarity may be accounted for by the fact that each month is separated by a perforation from its accompanying illustration, so that the lithograph could be detached and kept. It was issued by POUM (Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista), the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, forever connected with the name of George Orwell and Homage to Catalonia. The Southworth Collection has a poster - for Setmana de l'infant (Week of the Child), issued in 1936 - designed by "Sim", a pseudonym "used by the painter [José Luis] Rey Vila [1900-1983]. He received his artistic training in the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona. An unsigned text in an album of images which he executed during the war (12 Escenas de Guerra) states that during his military service in the Spanish territories in northern Africa, which coincided with the defeat of the Spanish troops at Annual (July 21, 1921), Sim 'became aware of the moral turpitude of politicians and of the military, and he became a firm defender of the people. For that reason, his drawings have an improvisational character, agile and nervous, emotional and revolutionary.' In the first months of the war, Sim arrived at the headquarters of the artists' trade-union in Catalonia, the Sindicat de Dibuixants Professionals, 'with an album of drawings under his arm' which he offered for publication (this album is probably Estampas de la Revolución Espa§ola, 19 de Julio de 1936). Sim was refused, partly because drawings were not seen as adequate means of propaganda, and also because he lacked personal references, an important liability in a climate of intense suspicion caused by the war. This poster [for Week of the Child] is evidence that Sim found other means to collaborate with the war effort, working for the Generalitat (publisher of this poster), and also for anarchist organizations (the aforementioned album Estampas de la Revolución Española was published by the Spanish Anarchist Party, FAI, and by the CNT)". "Sim" was the focus of a recent exhibition and conference at the Biblioteca del Pavelló de la República of the University of Barcelona, who possess a copy of a 1938 calendar with his designs. A conspicuous survival and a memorable record of the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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