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        China Architects and Builders Compendium - Twelfth (12th) Issue

      North-China Daily News & Herald Limited, 1937. 199 pages. Index. Printed upon semi - glossy stock. Three one - page frontispiece illustrations feature the Young Brothers Banking Corporation Building on Kiangse Road, The New Bank of China Building (the Bund), and a new apartment building on Avenue Joffre, for R.M. Joseph, Esq. Provides an exceptionally informative shapshot of the state of Shanghai's building trade in 1937. Topics include: New buildings for 1936; Cadastral offices; Land values; Land Registration; Compulsory Surrender of Land; Consular Fees; Rates, Taxes and Fees; Water supply; Electricty supply; Telephone service; Gas supply; Weather diagrams 1934 / 35 / 36; Building rules; Professional charges; Fire insurance association; Land regulations; Land and buildings in Shanghai. The second section provides technical information, costs and price lists on: Weights and measures; Prices of materials, labour, etc.; Contract prices of materials in 1937; Data for estimating cost of buildings; Ancient lights; Damage to adjoining buildings; Timbers commonly used in Shanghai; Shrinkage of interior woodwork; Lift data; Sewage disposal in Shanghai; Artesian or deep wells; Aluminum. Section III provides a directory of Shanghai architects, and section IV provides twenty glorious pages of vintage ads for firms offering building materials, engineering services, etc. Prior owner's hand - written details upon back free endpaper. Small vintage bookshop label inside front board. Small number stamped at bottom of half - title page. Moderate wear to orange cloth - covered boards which feature attractive gilt lettering upon front board. Sunning to spine. Binding sound. A sound copy of this magnificent historical record.

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        DETECTIVE COMICS VOLUME 1 #2 SLAM BRADLEY

      New York: Detective Comics (DC), 1937. First Edition. Paperback. Fair/No Jacket. Shuster, Joe. New York: Detective Comics (DC), 1937 Rare original vintage comic book from the very beginnings of fandom. Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 inches). This 64 page book unfortunately lacks the cover but the interior is relatively clean and all complete.This being the second published DC comic, rare in any condition according to Overstreet. How long since one has come up on the market? Writer Siegel (American) and artist Shuster (Canadian) were the first stars of comicdom and their first big hit character was Slam Bradley a hard-boiled slugger who liked to mix it up. He was eclipsed in the following year (1938) when S and S came up with that Superman that was to rule pop culture for the rest of the 20th century. Slam's first appearance was in Detective Comics #1 of March 1937. This issue from April 1937 was his second appearance and the second Detective Comics offering. Historic! The Bradley Skyscraper Death story is 13 pages and is followed by Buck Marshall, Gumshoe Gus, Bret Lawton, Room Fifteen, Spy (by Siegel & Shuster), Mail Order Murphy, Mr. Chang and the Narcotic Ring, Cosmo, The Claws of the Red Dragon and Silly Slueths. Given the lack of cover, the condition of contents is surprisingly good. Absolutely no loss, minor moisture damage to the last few leaves, staples secure throughout, a touch of spine wear and good white page colour. Overstreet values a Good copy (comic book not book grading) at $3400. Further photos on request. Supplied with a new facsimile cover (not attached). Extra charges for shipping and insurance will apply to most destinations. s. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Shuster, Joe.

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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.

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        Hop-là ! L'hebdomadaire de la jeunesse moderne. Numéros 1 (7 décembre 1937) à 130 (2 juin 1940).

      Paris Opera mundi 1937 in-folio relié Paris, Opera mundi, 1937 [7 décembre] - 1940 (2 juin). 2 volumes in-folio, le premier réunissant les numéros 1 à 52, 34 x 24 cm, le second les numéros 53 à 130, 36,5 x 26 cm, reliures de pleine toile verte, titre et années au dos. Jusqu'au numéro 52 la revue fait 8 pages dont 4 en couleurs. A partir du numéro 53, elle devient un peu plus grande et passe à 12 pages dont seules les deux de couverture sont en couleurs, elle reprend 8 pages à partir du numéro 95. Série complète à l'exception des très rares numéros 0, 131 et 132. Cet important journal de bandes dessinées, publié par les mêmes que ceux qui éditaient Le journal de Mickey et Robinson, publie, en première page "Popeye" (qui passera ensuite en page 2) et en dernière page le légendaire "Prince Vaillant", qui paraît ici pour la première fois en français. Dans chaque numéro il reprend le texte des volumes successifs des aventures de Tarzan par Edgar Rice Burroughs et publie en pages intérieures, de façon récurrente "Mandrake le magicien", "La patrouille des Aigles", "Diane détective", "Mac Orian"... Un des journaux français de bandes-dessinées de l'entre-deux-guerres les plus recherchés. Habiles restaurations aux numéros 1 et 53, quelques numéros rognés un peu court en queue, trois ou quatre petites déchirures sans manque. Agréable et rare série. (6 kg) Très bon

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        The Sussex Edition of the Complete Works in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling. 35 Vol.

      London, Macmillan, (1937-39)., - Nr. 42 von 500 Ex. (Gesamtaufl.: 525). Druckvermerk in Band I vom Verfasser signiert. Ausgabe letzter Hand, postum vollendet. Unbeschnitten und unaufgeschnitten. Sauber. Mod. Exlibris. OLdr. (geringe Altersspuren). Definitive edition, completed posthumously. Untrimmed and unopened. Clean. Modern exlibris. C Original calf (minor signs of wear). Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 20550 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The stencil book. The modern art methods of Professor Emmy Zweybrück. With illustrations from her school.

      New York, The American Crayon Company, 1937. Groß-8°. 13 + 1 S. Illustr. OBrosch. Erste Ausgabe. Nicht bei Heller, BW. - Äußerst selten. - Zweybrück, (1890 - 1956), studierte 1908-11 an der Allgemeinen Abteilung der Wiener Kunstgewerbeschule und besuchte hier 1911-13 die Fachklasse Koloman Mosers, 1913-14 die Oskar Strnads. 1915 gründete sie eine kunstgewerbliche Privatlehranstalt in Wien, vorwiegend für Textilien und Spielzeug, der später die Werkstätte Zweybrück-Prochaska angeschlossen wurde. Sie schuf Entwürfe für Druckstoffe, Tapeten, Lederwaren, Keramiken und Packpapiere und war auch als Buchkünstlerin tätig. Seit 1934 lebte Z. in New York, leitete als Direktorin der American Crayon Company die Textilwerkstätten der Gesellschaft in New York und Los Angeles und war Herausgeberin der Zeitschrift \"Every Day Art\". Zweybrück veröffentlichte u.a. die Kinderbücher Come and Play und Children and Animals. (DBE) - Emmy Zweybrück war wesentliche Mitarbeiterin bei den Wiener Werkstätten. - Nahezu tadelloses Exemplar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Kinderbuch, Wiener Werkstätten

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        [AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES] Chyornyie i belyie v Soedinyonnykh shtatakh Ameriki [i e Black and White in United Stated of America]

      Leningrad: Izd-vo AN SSSR, 1937. 98 pp.: ill., 1 map. 21,5x14,5 cm. In original publisher's wrappers. Tiny closed tear on the lower edge of the spine, bookshop stamp on the back cover. Otherwise near fine or better. Second edition. Among chapters of this book are Origin of African-Americans, Slavery in the South, Abolitionists and pro-slavery, Ku-Klux-Klan, Lynching, Back to Africa!, The rise of national consciousness among African-Americans, Social-economical and political reasons of the Civil War etc. The most demonstrative propaganda chapter titled The union of black and white workers against capitalism and fascism. In Foreword and Introduction the main focus is on how conditions of African-Americans are bad especially in comparison with how USSR provides equal rights to all citizens despite their rase which obviously wasn't quite true. The edition is supplied with bibliography. Only one copy according to WorldCat (The British Library).

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        The Ascent Of Nanda Devi

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1937 - An extremely nice copy of this very important mountaineering volume. At the time of writing, Nanda Devi was the highest mountain ever climbed by man. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt at the spine. The boards are lighly soiled but remain strong and the corners true. A previous owner name and date (1958) are present on the front free endpaper. With 36 photogravure plates and two maps. From the Franklin Brooke-Hitchings collection and with his "BH" initials present in pencil on the front free endpaper. A lovely copy in all respects. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alaskan Bear Adventures

      Daniel Ryerson, NY 1937 - 167 pp, ill. end paper maps. The strory of a sportsman naturalist's hunt for the world's largest bear on the bleak Bering Sea shores of the Alaska Peninsula. One of the best brown bear hunting books you will ever read. Scarce and deservedly sought after. Fine copy in the rare but only vg dust jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        this year: Next Year

      Near Fine in VG dj. Limited to 100. signed by both authors. Faber & Faber 1937. Rare. Hardcover. Lovely color illustrations. #52 of 100. Book is tight, clean, unmarked except for the author and illustrator signators, pages clean. The dj is clean with one medium sized tear, smaller tears, one small chip

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        This Year: Next Year

      London: Faber & Faber,, 1937. Octavo. Original pictorial boards. With the dust jacket. Illustrated in colour throughout by Harold Jones. Jacket spine lightly toned, spine slightly rolled, a touch of foxing in places, short closed-tear at foot of one leaf. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of this delightful book, scarce in the dust jacket. Presentation copy from the illustrator, inscribed on the title page verso: "To Denis Collins, with every good wish, Harold Jones, Christmas 1987". "[Harold Jones's] lithographs for de la Mare's This Year: Next Year (1937) marked the emergence of a fresh talent in book illustration; and the flat colours strike the eye as something quite new" (Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, p. 265).

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        Leni Riefenstahl - Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf

      Im Deutschen Verlag, Berlin 1937 - Text in german, photo captions in german, english, french, spanish and italian, 4to, clothbound with dust jacket, 282 pages, illustrated, very good copy. Dust jacket with some small parts missing and tape repair. Name en date (15.2.38) at endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La symphonie de la Peur. L'Artisan du Livre. Paris. 1937.

      1 vol. in-4° br. sous jaquette rempliée. 40 compositions ht. Vignette du titre en vert et noir. Un des 100 exemplaires numérotés sur papier de Hollande. Parfait Exemplaire broché sous étui.

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        L'Eroica. Rassegna italiana di Ettore Cozzani. N. 231-232.

      Milano, A. XXVI, novembre-dicembre, 1937, fascicolo in-4to brossura originale con copertina illustrata a colori (di Duilio Cambellotti) numero doppio: 231/232, pp. 72 con una tavola xilografica a colori riproducente la copertina, sedici tavole xilografiche, anche doppie ripiegate (di Duilio Cambellotti). In stato di nuovo, intonso.

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        Micky Maus Zeitung.

      Bollmann Verlag Ende September, Zürich 1937 - 1. Jahrgang. Nr. 18. Zürich, Bollmann Verlag, Ende September 1937. Folio. S. 137-144. Letztes Heft der Micky Maus Zeitung im Bollmann Verlag. - Einmal gefaltet, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CHILDREN'S YEAR (CALENDRIER DES ENFANTS)

      1937. ROJANKOVSKY, FEODOR. BROWN,MARGARET WISE. THE CHILDREN'S YEAR ADAPTED FROM THE FRENCH OF LACOTE. NY: Harper & Brothers 1937. Oblong 8vo (7 1/2 x 7"), pictorial boards, a Fine copy in a dust wrapper with some wear at folds and light fraying. Stated First Edition. This very scarce English language edition of the PERE CASTOR Calendrier des Enfants has English text by Brown and features wonderful full page color lithographs by ROJANKOVSKY for each month of the year. See Bader p. 124-5.

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        The Thirty-Nine Steps (1937 Photoplay Edition in Near Fine Original Dust Jacket)

      Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1937. Buchan, John. THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS. Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1937. First UK photoplay edition published in tandem with the Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation. A Fine copy in a Near Fine original dust jacket (spine panel a tiny bit sunned). Worn copies, even in DJ, can be found without too much trouble. However this is easily the best example of this fragile film edition that we've seen in decades. For those who want the best.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

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        To Have and Have Not

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First edition. Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. 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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        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.

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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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        USSR in Construction. 1937, No.3 (March)

      State Publishing House of Graphic Arts, Moscow 1937 - Well-preserved issue of this landmark Soviet art magazine, issued from 1930 to 1941 to celebrate the achievements of the first two Five Year Plans and (through various foreign-language editions) to propagandize the stark contrast between the vibrant Soviet economy during this period and the stagnation of Western economies under capitalism. "All the visual strategies of the propaganda photobooks, designed by Lissitsky, Rodchenko and others.were developed in USSR in Construction, one of the most beautifully produced magazines of the twentieth century" (Parr-Badger, The Photobook, I:148).The present issue is devoted to the various people groups of the Caucasus region, their history, industries and accomplishments. A superior copy of a desirable issue. Folio (41.5cm); photo-illustrated card wrappers, stapled; [36]pp; illus., with three illustrated plates tipped onto thicker stock in-text, and three panoramic fold-out plates designed by Es and El Lissitzky; text is in English. Light wear along spine fold and extremities, else Near Fine, with all plates intact. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Night and Day. 17 issues complete with original wrappers bound together.

      Night and Day Magazines, 1937. - 4to. Contains 17 [of 26] issues of this highly important literary magazine edited by Graham Greene and includes contributions by Stevie Smith, John Betjeman, Anthony Powell, Louis MacNeice, Christopher Isherwood, Evelyn Waugh, etc. Bound in black buckram retaining both front and rear wrappers from each issue included. Issues 3 (July 15), 4 (July 22), 9 (August 26), 10 (September 2), 13 (September 23), 15 (October 7), 16 (October 14), 17 (October 21), 18 (October 28), 19 (November 4), 20 (November 11), 21 (November 18), 22 (November 25), 23 (December 2), 24 (December 9), 25 (December 16), 26 (December 23). The issue for October 28th contains the review of Shirley Temple in Wee Willie Winkie which was judged to be defamatory and led to an award of £3,500 to 20th Century Fox which led to the demise of the short-lived magazine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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