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        Rosette & d'Albert.

      1937. Original copper engraving, signed by the artist in pencil. 170 x 125 mms, mounted. A proof engraving of an image was used in the more erotic special edition of the Golden Cockerel Press Mademoiselle de Maupin which was published in 1937.

      [Bookseller: SOPHIE SCHNEIDEMAN RARE BOOKS]
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        To The Memory Of Edward Thomas (Signed By James Guthrie and John Freeman)

      The First UK Printing published by The Pear Tree Press in 1937. This is number 94 of a limitation of only 250 copies. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. One small light mark to the front cover. Mild toning to page edges. Attractive bookplate of Louise S.G. Perry to the front pastedown. Perry was the printer for Periwinkle Press in the 1930s. The fragile paper WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Some darker markings to the rear cover. Mild edge-wear with a little loss more-so at the upper spine. A 10cm closed tear to the rear upper spine fold. Small loose fragment at the upper spine. The wrapper comes together and is very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The book has been Signed to the limitation page by James Guthrie and also by the type resetter John Freeman. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait by Robin Guthrie, and two engravings and other illustrations and decorations by James Guthrie printed in ochre. Edward Thomas's memory is celebrated with a twelve page eulogy by James Guthrie, poems, illustrations, a summary of Edward Thomas's letters to W.H. Hudson and the famous full length portrait of Edward Thomas by James Guthrie's son Robin. Very scarce with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Kraftfahr-Lehrabteilung Plön

      Fischer. Collection of plans and photographs documenting the construction of the Naval Academy in Plön that was completed in 1937 and designed by the architect Rheinhold Fischer, consisting of two large-scale site plans (measuring 28 1/2" x 26 3/4" and 37 1/2" x 29 1/2"), 3 overheard views of the U-Boat school (measuring 11 1/2" x 8 3/4"), and 23 photographs (measuring between 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and 5" x 7", all but 1 mounted, 2 color) showing interior and exterior views of the school and details of the resident of Admiral Dönitz, all presumably dating to the time around the school's completion. All housed in wrpps. portfolio. The site now houses the Noncommissioned Officers Training Academy for the German Navy. Admiral Dönitz, in addition to commanding the Navy during the second half of WWII, also briefly served as persident of Germany following Hitler's death.

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        Of Time and The River: A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth [Signed Presentation by Tom Wolfe's Mother]

      Garden City: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. A Very Good to Very Good + copy of this relatively early reprint of Thomas Wolfe's second book (some rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, one corner bumped, some flaking to the lower spine's gilt bands), in a Very Good + dust jacket (modest rubbing to the edges, a small chip to the rear panel's upper right, a few other tiny edge chips and tiny edge tears, small tape repair to the front panel's verso), SIGNED AND DATED BY TOM WOLFE'S MOTHER, JULIA WOLFE, on the front free endpaper and there very nicely inscribed by her as follows: "To Mr. _____ Rhodes, [decoratively underscored] / I hope some time / to meet & know more / about you though I / don't feel you are a / stranger since you / express your great love / for my sons books. Sincerely, // Julia E. Wolfe. / Tom's mother. // My age 84 years // Feb. 16, 1943. [her 83rd Birthday]". To the left of her signature and age the signature is dated and located by Julia E. Wolfe as follows: "May 4 [decoration] / 1943. / Home - / Asheville N.C." While copies of Wolfe's brother Fred and or his sister Mabel are not difficult to find, copies of his book's signed by his mother are quite a bit scarcer. Furthermore, in our opinion, given Wolfe's close relationship to his mother copies of his works signed by his mother are second in significance only to copies signed by Thomas Wolfe himself. As noted in NCpedia: "Julia Wolfe became the fictional Eliza Gant, a small, compact, and persevering woman, determined to keep her family together and manage her boardinghouse in spite of marital discord and tragedies such as the deaths of Grover and Ben. An able talker with a remarkable memory, she provided her son with much raw material for his novels and short stories. Her talents in business, not only in running the boardinghouse but also in real estate purchases and sales, led to the family's relative affluence; thus Thomas was able to attend a private preparatory school and The University of North Carolina. ... As her son's books became famous, she in turn became noted as the real-life matriarch of the fictional Gants. From the early 1930s onward, her boardinghouse drew literary pilgrims to Asheville. ... A close bond existed between Mrs. Wolfe and her son Thomas from childhood until his death, and some commentators have traced similar traits of character, such as a prodigious memory, ambition, verbal power, and determination. Their correspondence, which spanned thirty years, illumines one of the most moving mother-son relationships in American literary history." A nice copy of Thomas Wolfe's second book in a condition nicer than we usually see, SIGNED, INSCRIBED, PLACED AND DATED BY THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THOMAS WOLFE'S LIFE.

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        Il Duce in Germania der Duce in Feutschland Le Duce en Allemagne The Duce in Germany Edizione speciale della "Agenzia Stefani"

      Milano, Alfieri e Lacroix, 1937, 4to album brossura originale con copertina illustrata, pp. (116) completamente illustrato da fotografie. Testo quadrilingue. Prefazione di Manlio Morgagni. In fine diverse pagine pubblicitarie.

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        Of Time and The River: A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth [Signed Presentation by Tom Wolfe's Mother]

      Garden City: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. A Very Good to Very Good + copy of this relatively early reprint of Thomas Wolfe's second book (some rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, one corner bumped, some flaking to the lower spine's gilt bands), in a Very Good + dust jacket (modest rubbing to the edges, a small chip to the rear panel's upper right, a few other tiny edge chips and tiny edge tears, small tape repair to the front panel's verso), SIGNED AND DATED BY TOM WOLFE'S MOTHER, JULIA WOLFE, on the front free endpaper and there very nicely inscribed by her as follows: "To Mr. _____ Rhodes, [decoratively underscored] / I hope some time / to meet & know more / about you though I / don't feel you are a / stranger since you / express your great love / for my sons books. Sincerely, // Julia E. Wolfe. / Tom's mother. // My age 84 years // Feb. 16, 1943. [her 83rd Birthday]". To the left of her signature and age the signature is dated and located by Julia E. Wolfe as follows: "May 4 [decoration] / 1943. / Home - / Asheville N.C." While copies of Wolfe's brother Fred and or his sister Mabel are not difficult to find, copies of his book's signed by his mother are quite a bit scarcer. Furthermore, in our opinion, given Wolfe's close relationship to his mother copies of his works signed by his mother are second in significance only to copies signed by Thomas Wolfe himself. As noted in NCpedia: "Julia Wolfe became the fictional Eliza Gant, a small, compact, and persevering woman, determined to keep her family together and manage her boardinghouse in spite of marital discord and tragedies such as the deaths of Grover and Ben. An able talker with a remarkable memory, she provided her son with much raw material for his novels and short stories. Her talents in business, not only in running the boardinghouse but also in real estate purchases and sales, led to the family's relative affluence; thus Thomas was able to attend a private preparatory school and The University of North Carolina. ... As her son's books became famous, she in turn became noted as the real-life matriarch of the fictional Gants. From the early 1930s onward, her boardinghouse drew literary pilgrims to Asheville. ... A close bond existed between Mrs. Wolfe and her son Thomas from childhood until his death, and some commentators have traced similar traits of character, such as a prodigious memory, ambition, verbal power, and determination. Their correspondence, which spanned thirty years, illumines one of the most moving mother-son relationships in American literary history." A nice copy of Thomas Wolfe's second book in a condition nicer than we usually see, SIGNED, INSCRIBED, PLACED AND DATED BY THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THOMAS WOLFE'S LIFE.

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        An Infamous Army . Proof copy - inscribed and signed by the author.

      FIRST EDITION, PROOF COPY. 8vo., 12.5 x 19.5cm, 595pp. Original wrapper with significant loss at the spine. A rare signed proof copy inscribed: 'When this you see, Remember me, Georgette 1939' to front free endpaper. A scarce early Heyer signed book.

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        A collection of 8 original watercolours, showing Arabian circus horses at Bertram Mills's circus. Mostly signed ("MJ Stevens") and dated. All matted and housed in half leather box with gilt title to spine. Royal folio (47 x 38 cm). London, 1934-1937.

      1937. I: Arabian circus horses with figures beside tents. Watercolour over pencil (145 x 247 mm). Signed "M. J. Stevens". II: An Arabian circus horse with "Wild West" riders, a clown and other figures outside a tent (195 x 247 mm). Signed and dated "M. J. Stevens, 1934". III: An Arabian circus horse with figures and a terrier at the entrance to a tent (240 x 190 mm). IV: Arabian circus horses, an Arabian foal, Shetland ponies and circus folk outside the bog top (245 x 294 mm). Signed and dated "M. J. Stevens. 1934." V: Arabian circus horses, both standing and moving in a circular formation around the ringmaster with six Shetland ponies moving in a circular anticlockwise direction on the outside (240 x 290 mm). VI: An Arabian horse rearing in a circus stable with other Arabian horses and two figures. Watercolour over pencil (270 x 366 mm). VII: A female circus acrobat performing in the ring on an Appaloosa horse with the ringmaster in attendance. Watercolour (145 x 197 mm). VIII: Study of an Arabian circus horse and female rider (285 x 197 mm). A charming series of original watercolours by one of the most sought-after horse painters of the early 20th century, showing the use of Arabian horses in the circus arena during the 1930s. Stevens's possibly most famous work is the watercolour used for the cover illustration of Greely's "Arabian Exodus", one of the principal works on the subject of Arabian horses, first published in 1972 (while her watercolour was produced as early as 1940). As the owner of the Pelere Arabian Stud, Stevens was both a highly respected breeder of Arabian horses and a gifted artist. Born in Penryn in 1903, she received her early tutelage from her mother; this was followed by spells at the Slade and Lucy Kemp-Welch's school at Bushey in Hertfordshire. - The English circus enterpreneur Bertram Mills staged a circus at London's Olympia Theatre and also toured the British Isles.

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        L'Espoir.

      Paris, Gallimard, 1937. In-8°, broché, chemise, étui (Devauchelle).Édition originale de ce célèbre roman. Un des 95 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil.Très bon état. Non coupé.

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        The Trial

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1937 - Very good minus, first edition book in very good dust jacket. Copper colored cloth covered boards with black and gray illustration on front panel and black and gray text and graphics on spine. Upper page edges are pale blue/gray. Cloth has vertical puckers on front and back panels. Upper- and lower-most extremities, including edges at head and tail of board spine, are darkened. Upper right front fore-edge corner has small bump. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste down. Paste downs are age-stained from paste else book is internally clean. Dust jacket is lightly soiled on front and back panel and toned overall but more so on spine, fore-edge folds and upper edges of inside flaps. Spine and fore-edge folds are creased and rubbed. Upper right corner on front panel has 7/8" closed vertical tear along the fold; lower right corner on front panel has 1 1/8" closed vertical tear along the fold. Numerous chips and creases across upper edges of front and back panels and spine. Lower edge of back panel has two 1/4" closed vertical tears to the right of center. Lower edge of jacket spine has 3/8" closed vertical tear along the back corner and a 1/2" closed tear along the front corner. Price of $2.50 is intact. Please use close up options for best inspection. Additional photos available at your request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italia Imperiale

      Milano, La Rivista Illustrata del Popolo dÕItalia, 1937, cm. 45 x 30 x 7,5 copertina e dorso originali in cartone rigido ricoperto di celluloide nera e grande fascio stilizzato, pp. nn. con ill. di Buffoni, Carboni, Garretto, Micaelles, Nizzoli e Sironi; fotografie di Bricarelli, Patellani, Ridenti e Stefani. Parte artistica a cura di M.L. Poli. Numerose pagine pubblicitarie e taglio modernissimo. Buono stato complessivo (qualche lieve graffio ai piatti e qualche piccola ammaccatura al dorso) di questo famoso libro di propaganda del Fascismo con grafica d'avanguardia (strepitosa la copertina) e foto ad altissimo livello artistico.

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        Titanic

      Les cahiers du journal des poètes. Edition, a 300 copies unnumbered. Precious autograph signed Fondane: "To Roger Caillois and this book can find its" hour of weakness "where he likes poetry, in case it is found in Titanic ..." Nice copy. Les cahiers du journal des poètes Paris 1937 14x19,5cm broché

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        Rare Typed Letter Signed, 4to, np but likely New York, Dec. 27, 1937

      Wolfe writes a remarkable letter to Tennessee author, Anne Armstrong, whom he first met in 1937, the year of our letter. He discusses an important turning point in his career and uses his most famous phrase, "You can't go home again." Wolfe had by this date published, "Look Homeward, Angel" and "Of Time and the River, " both of which had been edited by Maxwell Perkins, legendary editor at Charles Scribner's Sons. In 1937, Wolfe made the difficult decision to break off his long-standing relationship with Perkins, and shortly before he wrote this letter, he opted for Edward Aswell at Harper & Brothers as his new editor and publisher. Aswell would have a crucial role in shaping and editing all of Wolfe's subsequent books. Wolfe writes about the reasons behind his choice of Aswell and Harpers. "I am so glad you spoke as you did about Harpers, because I gave them my answer a week ago," Wolfe states. "I am going to be with them, and I believe somehow, it is going to be one of the most fortunate and happy experiences of my life. They are giving me a great advance, if I want it. But really I was playing a personal hunch. They want me so much, they believe in me so utterly, and there is no doubt they meant everything they said...." He explains why he thinks his new editor, Aswell, who was apparently his own age, will work out. "I am playing this hunch, too: I think it is going to turn out to be a wonderful experience - I feel that the man is quiet, but very deep and true: and he thinks that I am the best writer there is, but if anyone feels that way, you are going to do your utmost to try to live up to it, aren't you...." He describes spending Christmas with Aswell, his family and others. "I have never seen a higher group of people...." He reveals his feelings about leaving Perkins and Scribners. "I am still a little sad thinking about the past - Scribners, all of that - but you can't go home again, can you? Now I am facing toward a New Year and a new, I hope, greater piece of work...." He signs, "Tom Wolfe." The letter has some light toning and mat burn from prior framing. A few small stains show along the blank top margin. The letter has been profrssionally deacidified and is not in sound and very good condition. Wolfe ends this letter with the title of his novel, "You Can't Go Home Again," published posthumously by Edward Aswell. Wolfe had come upon the phrase that would become the novel's title a few weeks before he penned this letter. He was describing to Ella Winter the problems with his recent trip, the first in man years, to his home town of Asheville, North Carolina. Ella responded, "But don't you know you can't go home again?" The phrase had immediate resonance for Wolfe who asked if he could use it since it captured exactly what he had been feeling. In the following weeks, he used the phrase repeatedly in conversation, notes and letters, even suggesting it as a title for a future book in a letter to Aswell. Following Wolfe's early death in September 1938, Aswell was able to produce three books from the manuscripts Wolfe had left with him, and one would be titled, "You Can't Go Home Again" published in 1940. The letter is published in Elizabeth Nowell, ed., "The Letters of Thomas Wolfe," (pp. 694-95).

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        [YUNNAN] - Territoires et Populations des Confins du Yunnan - Traduit du Chinois par J. Siguret

      Peking, Chine, Editions Henri Vetch, 1937. 2 gros volumes in-8, X + 307 pp. - IX + 349 pp., brochés, illustrés de 4 + 3 cartes dépliantes présentant des rousseurs (carte générale de la province du Yunnan, carte du tronçon septentrional de la frontière sino-birmane non délimitée, carte ethnographique du premier district des marches coloniales yunnanaises, carte des frontières birmano-yunnanaises, partie méridionale de la frontière birmano-yunnanaise non délimitée et partie nord non délimitée de la frontière birmano-yunnanaise), très bon état. Table des matières: Volume I : Avant-Propos du Traducteur - Préfaces - Notes de la Rédaction - Documents sur la Situation à la Frontière Yunnanaise du Nord-Ouest, par M. Wâng T'ou-Choei - Avant-Propos de M. Tchang Pang-Han - Régions Situées en deça du Tronçon Septentrional de la Frontière Sino-Birmane non-délimitée, par M. Tchang Kia-Pin -Étude sur les Races du Premier District des Marches Coloniales Yunnanaises, par M. Li Cheng-Tchoang - Vie des Peuplades Riveraines de la Saloen, par M. Tchang Kia-Ping - Notes sur les Régions Fluviales du Mékong et de Saloen, par M. Miao Hoei-I - Titres dOuvrages - Dynasties et Etats, Poids et Mesures - Index - Cartes. Volume II : Avant-Propos du Traducteur - la Situation au Territoire Frontière de T'êng-Yué et Simples Entretiens sur les Marches Coloniales, par M. Tchang Hou - Deuxième Partie-Difficultés de Mise en Vigueur d'un Enseignement aux Régions Frontières - Historique des Relations Sino-Anglaises Concernant les Frontières entre le Birmanie, par In Ming-Té de T'êng-Tch'ong - le Malaise Social à T'êng-Yué, par Li Tche-Kou - Notes sur les Affaires de la Commission Judiciaire Mixte de Manngai en l'An 19 de la République, par T'âng K'î-Lâng - Notes Annexes - Cartes.

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        Morto ai paesi. Poesie

      Guanda, 1937. in-16 Poche sottolineature a penna d\'epoca mancante la prima bianca piccolissima mancanza alla base del dorso Edizione di 500 copie numerate. Ns. n. 15

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Mårbacka, 25. I. 1937.

      1937. 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An die Schriftstellerin Lisa Tetzner (1894-1963): "Vorige Weihnachten hatte ich das Vergnügen, fünf Bücher von Ihnen durch den Verlag Axel Holmström, Stockholm, zu empfangen. Sie müssen mich entschuldigen, dafür nicht gedankt zu haben. Ich bin nämlich teils einige Zeit verreist gewesen, teils bin ich nachher krank gewesen. Jetzt bitte ich doch meinen Dank aussprechen zu dürfen [...]".

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        Bella-vista

      - Ferenczi, Paris 1937, 13x19,5cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête après 8 Chine. Une trace de pliure angulaire en tête du premier plat, deux petites déchirures recollées en tête et en pied du second plat, agréable exemplaire à toutes marges. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 12 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête après 8 Chine. Une trace de pliure angulaire en tête du premier plat, deux petites déchirures recollées en tête et en pied du second plat, agréable exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Background to Danger

      New York: Knopf, 1937. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Few tiny chips at head and heel of spine. Author's 1st book.

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

      New York: Published by Ernest R. Gee at His Book & Print Shop 35 East Forty-Ninth Street [Printed by Eugene V. Connett at The Derrydale Press], 1937. First edition. Illustrated on upper and lower covers. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Original printed red paper over boards, cloth spine. Some very slight rubbing at edges and some cellotape ghosts, but a fine copy of this scarce and fragile Derrydale book. Bookplate of John Edward Houser. First edition. Illustrated on upper and lower covers. 1 vols. Oblong 8vo. Siegel 117 ("undetermined number of copies"); Frazier G-3-a

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        Original artwork for the covers of Gee's Hunting Diary

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. 1 vols. 1 vols. The Derrydale Press printed Ernest R. Gee's "Gee's Hunting Diary" in 1937; the text, consisting of pages for data entries, was unillustrated, but both the upper and lower covers carried Henry Alken's design of a fox mask and other hunt trophies which had been used as the frontispiece to Fore's Hunting Diary, with "Fore's" changed to "Gee's". Offered here is the original artwork for this, consisting of a sepia photostat of the Fore's design, with minor retouching, and with the name "Fore's" obliterated and "Gee's" painted in its place with white and black ink, which has also been used to delineate the words "Hunting Diary". Although it does not show in the published form, the word "Fore's" can still be seen under the retouching. The area around the design has been whitened by airbrush, and the whole is surrounded by a thin line in black ink. The design measures 6-1/2" high x 12-3/8" wide; in the margins are pencilled notations concerning the size and colors to be used in the published version. The artwork is mounted on slightly worn backing board, and is in fine condition. A unique and fascinating Derrydale relic. Siegel 117; Frazier G-3-a. Provenance: Duncan Andrews

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin, 1937 The first edition, second impression. Contains the first appearance of four color illustrations. 2300 copies were printed, but 423 unbound copies were destroyed at the binder's during the 1940 Blitz bombing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.

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        Panorama du Fleuve

      Flammarion 1937 - Illustrated in monochrome. French language. Ink inscription. Undated, circa 1937. 8 fold out sheets, all connected. Some wear to the covers. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

      - München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 3. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 556 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Einband leicht fleckig, Zustand 2- (TG2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. Berlin, 7. XI. 1937.

      1937. Large 4to. 2¾ pp. on bifolium. Comprehensive letter to the German artist Irmgard Hasenbach-Tavolato (née Seeling, 1899-1978), on financial worries: "Now, after my return to Berlin, I have learned of many things which also concern myself and which make it necessary for me to decide how I shall plan my further life so as to take care of myself and my family, for this I can no longer do by working as a painter [...] Is it possible that I exhibit in Italy, and may I sell my works, should someone wish to buy them? My savings would last for a little while, as I would be staying at a cheap fishing village. Here, my very existence consumes everything! and I can see when I will have reached the end [...]".

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        NOVELLE PER URBINO

      ISTITUTO D'ARTE DEL LIBRO, 1937. In-4 (Cm 35 x 25), pp. 100, Cartonato editoriale con titolo e piccola illustrazione in rosso al piatto anteriore. 12 acqueforti originali fuori testo di Arnaldo Ciarrocci. Prima ed unica edizione in 100 copie numerate, nostra numero 99. Molto Rara. Due milimetriche incrinature nel cartonato del dorso. OTTIMO Italiano

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        Nuovo Digesto Italiano. A cura di Mariano D'Amelio con la collaborazione di Antonio Azara

      Utet 1937-1940, Torino - n.d. p. 13 voll in-4

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        Nuovo digesto italiano. Volumi 12 in tomi 13 Vol.I: A-AU; vol.II: AV-CAT; vol.III: CAU-CONTRA; vol.IV: CONTRAT-DIR; vol.V: DIS-FIL; vol.VI: FIN-INTEN; vol.VII: INTER-MAGG; vol.VIII: MAGI-OB; vol. IX: OC-POR; vol.X: POS-REB; vol.XI: REC-SEM; vol.XII.1: SEN-TAS; vol.XII.2: TAT-Z

      UTET, 1937. Copertine rigide telate.

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        The Metamorphosis

      London: The Parton Press, 1937 - First English Edition. Aside from a touch of rubbing at the extremities, a fine copy in the original, very uncommon, unprinted, clear jacket (chipped). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CASE OF THE LAME CANARY.

      William Morrow and Company, 1937., New York - First edition. Fine, bright, tight copy in lightly rubbed dust jacket. Perry Mason mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1937. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is an exceptional British first edition, first printing in dust jacket, perhaps the finest example we have offered. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. This copy is magnificent. The vivid orange dust jacket is unclipped, unusually clean, and highly complete, with only fractional loss to the flap and hinge corners. Spine presentation is excellent, with only barely discernible color shift between the faces and spine, a faint dark mark at the upper spine between title and author, and a tiny, barely perceptible moisture stain on the lower spine. The book beneath is nearly pristine. The blue cloth binding is flawlessly bright, tight, clean, and square with perfectly sharp corners, vivid gilt, and no appreciable wear. The contents are equally magnificent ? crisp and bright with no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Faint differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps. The dust jacket is protected beneath a removable, archival quality clear cover. The character sketches herein offer remarkable portraits of both their subjects and the author. Churchill's piece about Hitler can be a shock to the modern ear, as it underscores his ability to write a balanced appraisal of his subject while expressing his earnest desire to avoid the war that he would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years later. There is a reason this book is still in print today. It was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill's balanced and nuanced perspectives are a good model for many of today's more polemic writers. And naturally, in the course of sketching the character of his contemporaries Churchill necessarily reveals some of his own character and perspective. Churchill's portrait of T.E. Lawrence, published here just a few years before the Second World War, might well have been written about the author rather than by him: "The impression of the personality of Lawrence remains living and vivid upon the minds of his friends, and the sense of his loss is in no way dimmed among his countrymen. All feel the poorer that he has gone from us. In these days dangers and difficulties gather upon Britain and her Empire, and we are also conscious of a lack of outstanding figures with which to overcome them. Here was a man in whom there existed not only an immense capacity for service, but that touch of genius which everyone recognizes and no one can define." (Great Contemporaries, p.164) While some of the subjects of Churchill's sketches have receded into history, many remain well-known and all remain compellingly drawn. This is as engaging a read today as it was in 1937. Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A105.1.a, Woods/ICS A43(a.1), Langworth p.178

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        L'Évidence poétique.

      Paris; G. L. M., 1937. First edition. 14x9,5 cm. Unpaginated. (16) pp., including wrappers. Stapled. Front wrapper is slightly wavy. A fine copy. Housed in a green morocco box with gilt title on spine. The box is partly faded to brown. From the library of Swedish publishers Gerard and Peggy Bonnier. Éluard's essay ''Poetic Evidence'' was given as a lecture during the International Surrealist Exhibition at the New Burlington Galleries, 24th June, 1936. Inscribed by the author on front wrapper: ''à Stellan Mörner / très amical souvenir, / Paul Eluard''. Stellan Mörner (1896-1979), Swedish painter and member of the Halmstad Group, the foremost Swedish link to cubism and surrealism in the 20s and 30s. Mörner exhibited his works at the International Surrealist Exhibition in 1936 and says in his autobiography (Spegel mot mitt liv. Dagboksblad, 1969) that he during the exhibition mainly enjoyed the company of Roland Penrose, Herbert Read, and Paul Eluard and his wife.

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        A Book on Hackles for Fly Dressing. With an Introduction by W. Keith Rollo

      Privately printed, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1937 - One of approximately 40 copies. Portrait frontispiece and 4 photographic illustrations, together with 11 card mounts containing 164 sample hackles. 1 vols. 4to. Complete with the full set of 11 card mounts containing the 164 hackles described in the text, all in the original full leather folding box. A superior copy of a rare work. Hampton's Angling Bibliography p. 32 Text in blue morocco gilt, hackles in 11 captioned mounts, in original blue morocco folding box. Circular angling bookplate of F.W. Sims Portrait frontispiece and 4 photographic illustrations, together with 11 card mounts containing 164 sample hackles. 1 vols. 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The D. A. Calls It Murder.

      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1937 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine and front board red, top edge red. With the dust jacket. Light mark to front cover. An excellent, fresh copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine and short closed tear to head of spine. First edition, first printing. A superb presentation copy, "To Jean – who writes 'em for me. With love, Erle. December 1936," with Gardener's full signature at the bottom of the page. Agnes Jean Bethell, Gardner's second wife, was also his secretary and assistant for nearly fifty years; the two were married in 1968, less than two years before he died. Bethell began working for Gardner in 1923 when he was a partner in a Ventura law firm, following him when he left in 1933 to pursue writing full-time. She continued as his chief secretary, along with her sisters Peggy Downs and Ruth "Honey" Moore. The character of Della Street in Gardner's series of Perry Mason mystery novels was partly inspired by her. Laid-in is a card from the Erle Stanley Gardner Museum in Ventura, California. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        La carte surréaliste. Premiere Série [= alles Erschienene], vingt et une cartes.

      [Paris, éditées par Georges Hugnet, 1937]. 14,1 x 9,1 cm. Komplette Serie von 21 Postkarten, gedruckt auf graugrünem Papier. Erstausgabe. - Vollständige Reihe (wie fast immer ohne das Karton-Etui) der wohl wichtigsten Serie surrealistischer Postkarten, publiziert 1937 von Georges Hugnet. - Lt. F. Britsch u. P. Weiss in „Le avanguardie artistiche e la cartolina postale“ (Florenz 1989; S. 39ff. u. 121ff.) in nur 60 Exemplaren erschienen (ges. 360; je 60 Serien in sechs verschiedenen Farben). - Jede Karte rückseitig mit poststempelartigem Aufdruck „La carte surréaliste garantie“. - Die Karten (meist Photomontagen) von folgenden Künstlern: No 1: Marcel Duchamp: Ampoule contenant 50 c.c. d air de Paris; No 2: André Breton: Poème-Object; No 3: Max Ernst: Le Triomphe de l`Amour; No 4: Paul Eluard: On tue comme in respire; No 5: Dora Maar: 29, rue d Astorg; No 6: Joan Miró: Horaire; No 7: Salvador Dalí: La mélancholie gâteuse des chiens comme une vertigineuse descente en ski; No 8: Hans Bellmer: Deux demi-soeurs; No 9: Man Ray: Ce qui nous manque à tous; No 10:Yves Tanguy: Le marchand de sable; No 11: Oscar Dominguez: Ouverture; No 12: Hans Arp: Côté à ouvrir; No 13: Georges Hugnet: Au pied de la Lettre; No 14: Meret Oppenheim: Ma Gouvernante; No 15: René Magritte: La solution du rébus; No 16: Jacqueline Breton: Pont du semi-sommeil; No 17: Roland Penrose: La Terre en bouteille; No 18: Marcel Jean: Paris à vol d oiseau; No 19: Wolfgang Paalen: A l échelle du désir; No 20: Nusch Eluard: Bois des Iles; No 21: Pablo Picasso: Poisson s Avril. - Schönes Exemplar. - Ades 12.135; Bolliger V, 93 u. VII, 322; Dok.-Bibl. II, 160 u.a. („Sehr selten“). Versand D: 12,00 EUR La carte surrealiste. Premiere Série, vingt et une cartes, Künstlerkarten, Kunstkarten, Ansichtskarten, Postkarten, Surrealismus, Arp, Bellmer, Breton, Dali, Duchamp, Eluard, Ernst, Hugnet, Magritte, Miró, Oppenheim, Picasso, Ray, Tanguy

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        Ghosts

      D. Appleton-Century Company, New York 1937 - Original blue cloth stamped in gilt. Parenthetical (1) present on last page (406). Light rubbing to folds. Very minor chips along bottom of front panel and at the top of the spine. A few very shallow closed tears. Brief notation in ink along front flap - a comment regarding ghost stories I think. The dust jacket price is present. The spine of the jacket has tanned. Listed in Bleiler, who states "A landmark volume in supernatural fiction." Now housed in a drop-back box. From the Lawrence Solomon collection. Very scarce in jacket and even more so in this lovely condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin 1937 - The first edition, second impression. Contains the first appearance of four color illustrations. 2300 copies were printed, but 423 unbound copies were destroyed at the binder's during the 1940 Blitz bombing. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED FILM ANIMATION CELL OF 'BASHFUL' FROM SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.

      ORIGINAL HAND COLOURED IMAGE ON CELLULOID. Image is 6.6 x 4.5 inches. Mounted glazed and framed to give a full size of 13.1 x 10.8 inches. A rare original hand-painted sheet of Celluloid from Disney's first animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, showing Bashful. This cell was actually used in the filming process and is an original studio illustration. The image is mounted over a blue background with silver stars and with the character's name in black below the image. The black lettering is a little lost on the dark background but still readable. The colour image is in fine and bright condition, the colours still vibrant. The film was issued in 1937 but not many cells were released for commercial purposes over the following decades. This is one of a number that Disney released for sale during the 1970's. A label from the Disney offices states that this painting on celluloid was actually used in the filming and that only a very limited number have been placed on the market. The image is glazed using 99% UV protection Tru Vue Museum Glass. Fine condition.

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        Yun-Nan-Fou - La Ville des Nuages

      Paris, Société des Amis du Livre Moderne, MCMXXXVII (1937). - 1 volume in-4, 128 pp., feuillets libres sous couverture souple illustrée rempliée, chemise cartonnée sous emboîtage. Volume illustré de dessins in texte, de 12 bandeaux, 12 culs-de-lampe et de lettrines par l'auteur. Très frais et très propre intérieurement, très bon exemplaire. Préface de M. Albert Bodard, Ministre Plénipotentiaire de France. Tirage limité à 125 exemplaires sur Vélin de Rives filigrané. Exemplaire No VIII. Les illustrations ont été composées et gravées sur cuivre par Renée Jullien-Hellet, Grand-Prix de Rome de peinture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signature : a quadrimestrial of typography and graphic arts. No.6 July 1937.

      54pp + advs. Card Covers. Discreet stamp for Sidcup School of Art to bottom cover. An article by Graham Sutherland amongst others. Extensively illustrated including Sutherland, John Piper and Edward Bawden.

      [Bookseller: Michael Morris]
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        A Figure in Hiding

      Grosset & Dunlap, Inc., 1937 First Edition, First issue. A-1. First state is indicated by the "CE" in Outdoor Girl Ad. Fine in a near fine dust jacket, A very nice copy. Comes housed in a custom slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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