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        München die Hauptstadt der Bewegung grüsst Benito Mussolini - 25. September 1937.

      München, Max Schmidt und Söhne, 1937 - (Geschenkbildband). Goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit Kordelbindung in Original-Schuber, ohne Seitenangabe, mit vielen Abbildungen, 21 Blatt mit aufgeklebten farbigen Abbildungen, Text deutsch-italienisch, auf Vorsatzblatt Widmung vom 9. Mai 1944, Zustand 2 (FG10) (Geschenkbildband) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 700

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preise inkl. MwSt]
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        Annapolis Salute (Original screenplay for the 1937 film, Van Heflin's working copy)

      Santa Monica, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, 1937. Revised Final Draft script for the 1937 film. Copy belonging to Van Heflin, with his holograph notations throughout. A romantic drama set to the back drop of the Annapolis Naval Academy. Bill Martin, a young midshipman, must chose between his love for Julia and his commitment to the navy in this 1937 film. Mint green titled wrappers, rubber-stamped as Revised Final Script on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 70, dated May 18, 1937, with credits for writers Cabanne and Twist. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. 140 leaves, mimeograph, with notations throughout. Pages Very Good, wrapper Very Good, bound with three gold brads.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        This Year: Next Year.

      London: Faber and Faber, 1937. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. Small Quarto, unpaginated. SIGNED by both artist and author in black ink to verso of front free endpaper; hand-numbered 100 of 100 copies. Brightly illustrated throughout with lithographs by Jones. In publisher's colour-illustrated cloth boards, with matching jacket and illustrated endpapers.Some light spotting to text and jacket. One large closed tear to jacket front cover, but otherwise un-chipped and un-faded. Near-fine. This charming book of children's verse made a name for the young illustrator Harold Jones (1904-1992), who went on to illustrate books by C. S. Lewis, Kathleen Lines and Lewis Carroll.

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        Superb pair of unsigned Official Coronation Photos by Dorothy Wilding (1895-1952, King of England) & ELIZABETH (1900-2002, Queen of Great Britain)]

      1937 - signed in capitals by the photographer in white ink, showing them standing on the steps with their coronation robes flowing down in front of them 10" x 7¼", in mount 18" x 12", no place, From a Royal Collection. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB PADA]
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        Jahrbücher der Wehrmacht.

      kl.-4. Mit hunderten photogr. Abb. u. Textill. 12 OLn.-Bde. in 4 bedruckten Orig.-Schubern. Neuwertiger Zustand. Komplette Folge der 4 Jahrgänge von 1937-1940. Jeder Jg. besteht aus d. Jahrbuch des deutschen Heeren Jahrbuch der deutschen Luftwaffe Jahrbuch der deutschen Kriegsmarine.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        BOOKPLATES & MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT. With THE LATER BOOKPLATES & MARKS OF ROCKWELL KENT.

      New York: Pynson Printers, 1929, 1937. small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 79+(1); 83+(1) pages. With a Preface by the Artist. 2 volumes. Each volume is limited to 1250 numbered copies signed by Kent. First volume contains more than 100 proofs of bookplates, initials and marks presented in two colors on one side of an all rag imported paper and the second volume contains an additional 84 bookplates and initials and marks. The second volume has two loosely inserted Kent bookplates and a Holiday card with a Kent illustration on the front. Jackets show minor chipping along edges.

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll]
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        The Practical Wilson Colour System

      Musterschmidt 1937 - 1937. 38 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Signed by the author. Silver pictorial card front with clear plastic boards and black lettering. Signed by author. No. 135 of 300. Black pictorial slipcase. Ex-library copy with expected inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Some light pen marks to a few pages. Binding has remained firm. Card is lightly rub worn and thumbed with some light shelf wear to edges and corners, creases to corners. Authors signature to front. Plastic cover is a little tanned with some thumb marks. Slipcase is moderately rub worn with some nicks and tears to edges. Spine is cracked with some holes to corners. With some tanning to spine and edges. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Case of the Palestine Arab

      , 1937. 1937. First Edition . BECK, Frank H. The Case of the Palestine Arab. [London]: (W. & J. Rounge, 1937). Slim octavo, staple-bound as issued, original blue-gray paper wrappers respined and reinforced; pp. 28. $1500.First edition of this compelling work written a decade before Israeli statehood arguing that the British government had an obligation to be loyal to the Palestinian Arab community.Written right before the outbreak of World War II, this concise and forceful work enumerated the reasons why Britain should have placed its support behind the Arab nations and, specifically, the Palestinians. It attempted to show the economic and social disadvantages of the Palestinian population in a region that was being subjected to heavy Jewish immigration (particularly following the new racial policies in Europe). Beck objected to the justifications underlying Zionism and asserted that Britain had showed favoritism and excessive leniency toward the Jewish community. He argued that Palestinian Jews and Jewish immigrants to Palestine were overtaking the Palestinian population economically and turning the Palestinians into

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        Metamorphosis

      1937. First Edition . KAFKA, Franz. The Metamorphosis. (London): Parton, 1937. Slim octavo, original half blue cloth, blue paper label; pp. 74. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5000.First edition in English of one of KafkaÂ’s most important works.""While critics have interpreted this chilling story variously as a description of despair in a meaningless world, as a reaction to institutional authoritarianism, and as an expression of conflict between the author and his father, its power seems to rest in its resistance to explanation. W.H. Auden has said of it, 'Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relation to our age as Dante, Shakespeare and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka would be the first one would think of"" (New York Public Library's Books of the Century, 13). ""Kafka published few works in his lifetime and left a testamentary direction that his unpublished writings should be destroyed, which was disregarded by his friend and executor Max Brod,"" who published The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926) after Kafka's death in 1924 (Garland & Garland, 466). Kafka himself published The Metamorphosis in German in 1915. Translated by A.L. Lloyd. Without scarce original glassine. Owner signature.A fine copy.

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        Liquid Gems, A Book of Drinks for the Fastidious Drinker [Cocktail Recipes]

      John R. Iverson [San Francisco] (1937) - First Edition. Original soft suede printed 'wrappers', 121 pages, 7 by 5 inches. Attractive post-prohibition cocktail guide, including recipes for such drinks as: American Flag, Waldorf Fizz, Paree Cocktail, Blinker, etc. An article in a contemporary Santa Cruz newspaper muses about this title thusly: "Cocktail hour visitors to the restful St. George hotel tap room are talking about John R. Iverson, recently 'discovered' by them as not only a modest, sincere and friendly bartender, but as an author of merit and one of the country's outstanding authorities on drinks and how to make them. Hiddin for almost the entire two months he has been at the St. George, his prominence under a natural screen of self-effacement, the young but serious-browed Mr. Iverson stood today revealed as the author of a deluxe 'cocktail manual, "Liquid Gems." A highly different but thoroughly authoritative book of drink recipes accepted as "tops" in its line by leaders of the beverage industry. Mr. Iverson, formerly of the world-famed Savoy hotel, London, compiled and published his novel work while at the California Golf Club in San Francisco. Beautifully printed and bound". Scarce, WorldCat locates two copies, both at the University of California. Almost Near Fine, old gift inscription at front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        BLACK MASK - VOLUME [VOL.] XX, NUMBER [NO.] 10 - DECEMBER 1937

      Pro-Distributors Publishing Company, New York 1937 - Quarto (25cm); illustrated pulp wrappers; 128pp; illus. A few vertical stress creases along left edge of front wrapper, else bright and very Near Fine, without tanning to text edges. This issue contains the story "Dusk To Dawn," by Cornell Woolrich, a notably early appearance in Black Mask, with stories by W.T. Ballard, John Lawrence, Norbert Davis, and Frank Gruber. (Hagemann #2486; Nevins, 490).

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Broadsides A Collection of New Irish and English Songs

      

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        Fingers of Fear

      Covici Friede Publishers, New York - (1937). First edition. Octavo green cloth lettered in black. From the jacket flap, "This is a dark tale of the mystery and horror that gathered over the vast pile of gables that was Ormesby, the ancestral home of the Ormes family which, lost in one of the wildest and most isolated reaches of the Berkshires, was the topic of whispers and fearful comment by the natives for miles around." Bleiler p. 148; Hubin p. 602. A bit of sunning at the extreme lower spine tip and a neat bookplate on the front pastedown, else a fine copy in a very good dust jacket which has light chipping at the spine tips and corners. Scarce in the jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond.

      London: Cassell. [1937]. First Colonial Edition. 8vo. 57pp. A near fine copy in black cloth, titled in purple to spine. One slight split to very head of spine, otherwise fine. In a near fine dustwrapper, bright and crisp with minor edgewear to extremities. Internaly clean and bright. An exceptional copy of a scarce title.

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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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        L'espoir

      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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Ulysses

      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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        DESERT DWELLER

      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]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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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        Years

      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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        Serenade

      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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        L'espoir

      - 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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