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        The Late George Apley

      Little, Brown, Boston 1937 - Blue cloth, gilt lettering, slightly faded at spine, lightly faded red topstain. Spine ends/edges rubbed, short split to spine head. Many pages have the printing error of vertical lines common to this title. Sound binding, unmarked. The original DJ in mylar with $2.50 price has been professionally restored. First printing with "Lovely Pearl" on the first line of page 19.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Mea Culpa & The Life and Work of Semmelweis

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1937. First American Edition. Very Good. First US edition. xxiv, 175 pp. Green cloth with crimson lettering on spine. Near Fine in Very Good price-clipped jacket with spine panel darkened and edge-wear heaviest at head and tail. Former owner's bookplate on paste down. A rare double work of nonfiction by the Journey to the End of the Night author, an anti-communist rant (with Celine's peculiar politics of misanthropy and pacifism) and a dramatic biography of the first physician to wash his hands.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les Pontificaux Manuscits Des Bibliothèques Publiques De France. (3 text vols. + folder with 140 plates, complete edition).

      Paris, 1937 - CLIV, 304; 462; 161 pages, 140 plates Complete edition still in VERY GOOD condition! 3 text volumes + separate folder with 140 plates. French flaps softcover bound books with traces of shelf wear. Dust jackets rubbed. Edges browned. Bindings tight, pages slightly yellowed and still uncut, text and illustrations very clean. mbx Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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        Busman's Honeymoon: A Love Story with Detective Interruptions

      New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1937), 1937. First American edition. Fine copy in a very slightly worn dust jacket.. 8vo, original black cloth, purple lettering. A Lord Peter Wimsey novel.

      [Bookseller: The Brick Row Book Shop]
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        The Birds of British Somaliland and the Gulf of Aden, Their Life Histories, Breeding, Habits and Eggs, 4 volume set,

      Gurney & Jackson, Oliver & Boyd, 1937 - 1937-61, 1st edition, Gurney & Jackson, Oliver & Boyd, 4to., 4 volume set, xciv,1570pp., 34 coloured plates by Thorburn, & Gronvold, photographic plates, 2 coloured folding maps, other maps, very good set, all in dust jackets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wyseby House Books PBFA]
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        The Red Pony (Signed)

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Limited Edition, Number 423 of 699 copies, in matching publishers slipcase with 423 in red ink on spine, nice and tightly signed by John Steinbeck in black ink on colophon page.Set in monotype Italian Oldstyle and printed on hand ade La Garde paper by Pynson Printers of New York, under the supervision of Elmer Adler. Beautiful printing with untrimmed fore and bottom edges. 81pages. The publishers glassine sleeve is not present. The Red Pony consists of three related short stories, "The Gift", "The Great Mountains", and "The Promise". No previous owner bookplate or writing, preliminary pages are spotless. The book is near Fine, a trace of sunning to spine and some very light foxing on very clean cloth. Boards decorated in square box pattern with the Red Pony on front board with date in Roman numerals. The slipcase is near Fine with just a trace bit of to head and heel of spine. A superior signed Limited Edition.

      [Bookseller: Pacific Coast Books]
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        The Late George Apley

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1937 - First Edition; this copy has ÒLovely Pearl Ó on page 19; there are variants (states) of this within the first printing, but as a point it is of dubious or no significance. Often erroneously referred to as an Òissue,Ó this term would indicate that one saw publication before the other. The bibliographical terms Òedition,Ó Òprinting,Ó ÒissueÓ and ÒstateÓ are precise terms, not synonymous and not interchangeable, although they are often erroneously treated as such. Along with at least one C.S. Forester Hornblower title printed at the same time, this bookÕs paper exhibits longitudinal oil marks from the printing press. We have never seen a copy of either novel that lacks these, although there is some variation among copies in their extent and location. Near fine in a dust jacket with very minor soiling and wear. Inscribed by the author, ÒInscribed for Mary Hemingway Field. John P. Marquand, October 15, 1945.Ó While signed or inscribed copies of this title are not unknown, they are uncommon. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1938, preceded by Gone With The Wind and followed by The Yearling. Ronald Colman played the title role in the 1947 film. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        60 Jahre Eduard (Edouard) Müller. Leben und Werk. (Festschrift der Ed. Müller Maschinenfabrik und Eisengießerei Saarbrücken. Ca. 17 Fotos von Firmenleitung und Belegschaft - ca. 29 Fotos, die Außen- und Innenanlagen und Maschinen darstellen. Gesamtbearbeitung und Text: Fr. Waap, Saarbrücken - Typographische Bearbeitung: B. Apprederis, Saarbrücken - Druck: SDV - Foto: Kirschmann, Saarbrücken).

      Saarbrücken 1937 - Einband nur leicht angestaubt / fleckig und und in den Rändern gering angeknickt; innen nur sehr schwache Gebrauchsspuren; insgesamt ist dieses imposante Werk gut bis teils sehr gut erhalten. 1 leeres Blatt, 14 Blätter, davon 4 reine Text- und 10 Blätter mit eingeklebten Fotos, Deutsch 2000g Fol. Orig.- illustr. Pappeinband

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Kerstin Daras]
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        Neuhaus bei Schliersee. Aquarell.

      1937 - Bildgröße: 30 x 47 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), unter Passepartout und Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 45,5 x 61,5 cm. Das Aquarell unten rechts mit *Friedr. Schaper, (19)37* signiert und datiert. Verso mit altem Aufkleber von u.a. der Galerie Commeter in Hamburg. Der Rahmen gering bestoßen, sonst von guter Erhaltung. >> Literatur: Thieme-Becker / Rump u.a. <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Reallexikon zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte. Bände 1 - 8, komplett bis Lieferung 96.

      Stuttgart: Metzler; Stuttgart - München: Druckmüller (C.H. Beck)., 1937 - 1987. - ca. 750 Seiten je Band Die ersten 8 Bände des von Otto Schmitt herausgegebenen Reallexikons zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte in altersgemäß GUTEM Zustand! Einheitliche Orig.-Leinenbände, teilweise berieben und leicht bestoßen. Buchrücken intakt. Bindungen fest. Seiten teilweise minimal nachgedunkelt. Text sauber. mbx Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 24000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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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 price-clipped dust jacket with some wear to the spine crown. 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.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Of Mice and Men

      Covici Friede, 1937 The first edition, first state, with "pendula" on page 9, in a first issue dust jacket with the $2.00 price and no mention of later printings on the bottom of the front flap. Jackets without the $2 price present are probably from a later or book club printing. Comes in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Book is in near fine condition, in a good dust jacket tanned on the spine and separated at edge of spine.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        VERVE Revue Artistique et Litteraire paraissant quatre fois par an (Decembre, Mars, Juin et Octobre) Vol 1 no 1 Dec 1937

      Decembre 1937, Paris - FINE book. IN FRENCH. SUPERB copy of the scarce French language edition, which preceded the English language printing. Folio, 128pp. The 1988 Abrams book titled "VERVE" states the covers were done under Matisse's direct supervision. It quotes a letter from Matisse to Teriade imploring he be notified of any problem in printing his covers. The 4 lithos collectively titled "LES QUATRE ELEMENTS". Leger's "L'eau", Miro's "L'air", Rattner's "LE FER" & Bore's "LE TERRE". Also writings of Gide, Lorca, Dos Passos & Malraux. Photos by Bresson, Man Ray, Brassai. Cover colors bright as new. All 3 text block edges pristine, as are all pages, whether text or plates. Each page was carefully inspected for any aging, soiling, foxing, or any other discoloration or stain. A tipped in subscription and pricing slip, also in French, is inside the front cover. This info in the English language printing was on the title page. Print runs seldom exceeded 2000 and likely WWII destroyed many of the French language copies. The original binding glue, just inside both covers, had cracked a bit. Van Huizen Bookbinding, St Catherines, ON, Canada, touched this up and also ran a strip of Japanese tissue paper along the spine. The tissue paper lightened the spine color just a bit. This color difference is accurately shown in the one photo. FINE wraps. "VERY FINE", "AS NEW" text & lithos. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quiet Friends]
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        An Infamous Army . Proof copy - inscribed and signed by the author.

      William Heinemann, London 1937 - Proof copy of the first impression. Original wrapper with significant loss at the spine and creases and a couple of spots on the front cover. Internally, it is clean. A rare signed proof copy inscribed: 'When this you see, Remember me, Georgette 1939' to front free endpaper. A scarce early Heyer signed book. If you would like further information or images, please let us know. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshelf Online]
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        The Golden Dawn: An Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Order of the Golden Dawn (4 volume set)

      Chicago: The Aries Press, 1937-1940. First edition. Hardcover. Good +. 226; 300; 276; 368pp. Octavo [23 cm] Black cloth over boards with gilt stamped titles on the backstrip. The title pages are printed in black and various shades of color. The extremities are rubbed and gently bumped, the gold lettering on the spines has faded, and the pages are tanned. There is a gift inscription on the front free endsheet of volume 1. The front hinge of volume 2 is broken, and the text block is just starting to pull away from the backstrip. The text block of volume 4 is cracked several times. Dark tape covering marginal tears on pp. 29-32 of volume 4. A first edition of Israel Regardie's highly influential work on magical theory and practice.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        THE LOG OF THE BOUNTY being Lieutenant William Bligh's Log of the Proceedings of His Majesty's armed vessel Bounty in a voyage to the South Seas, to take the Breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies.... Now published for the first time.

      London, Golden Cockerell Press, 1937.. from the manuscript in the Admiralty Records, with an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter, Comments on Bligh's Navigation by Rear-Admiral J. A. Edgell, O.B.E., Hydrographer of the Navy. FIRST EDITION 1937, two volumes, complete set, EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS No. 71, folio, approximately 320 x 190 mm, 12¾ x 7½ inches, illustrated with 4 wood engravings by Lynton Lamb, 2 in each volume, 2 full page maps and plan of th Bounty's Launch, pages: 435; 260, bound in the original publisher's three colour cloth, gilt titles to spine. Corners very slightly rubbed, pin hole to top of spine of volume 2, a little pale foxing to cream cloth, light wear and slight staining to lower edge of upper cover of Volume I (see image), a touch of fading and a few minor marks to spines, pale age browning to margins, a little foxing to fore-edges of Volume I, no inscriptions, contents clean. A good plus set, bindings tight and firm. Laid in is a single-leaf Prospectus for 'Bligh's Voyage in the Resource'. See: Jonathan A. Hill, The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, Volume 1, page 27-28, "The log contains many important passages which do not appear in either of Bligh's previously published books, as well as information patiently collected on the social life of the Tahitians. Much of the technical details is of great interest to those who care for ships and the sea". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Log of the Cruise of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Gulf of Mexico. 29 April - 11 May, 1931

      Washingon: The White House, 1937 - First Edition. 35 mimeographed leaves, printed on rectos only, glued into later plain wrappers. Fine in a custom quarter morocco slipcase. Presentation copy; inscribed by F.D.R., "For William Simmons from Franklin D. Roosevelt." The recipient was a White House communications director assigned to the cruise. Reportedly only 10 or 12 copies were issued, and, given its fragile and ephemeral nature, it is doubtful that many survived. The presidential yacht cruised between Port Aransas (near Corpus Christi) to New Orleans, escorted by naval vessels; most of the rest of the trip was by train, and included some political events. Aside from fishing, F.D.R. did conduct some official business, including addressing a condolence note on the loss of the Hindenburg to Chancellor Hitler. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter L. Stern & Co., Inc., A.B.A.A.]
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        La photographie n'est pas l'art

      1937 - en feuilles, 5 feuillets et Paris, GLM, 1937, , en feuilles, 5 feuillets et 12 portraits photographiques, sous chemise bleue de l'éditeur et dans la jaquette noire d'origine, Bel exemplaire, complet de sa jaquette ajourée. Comme souvent, le bleu est un peu passé au niveau de la lunette. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        de l'humor noir.

      GLM, Paris 1937 - 24mo. 180x135mm. Original decorated blue paper covers. Pencilled ownership inscription of Jacques Brunius dated 1937 on front end-paper, from the library of John Lyle (his book-plate). Covers a little rubbed and darkened, bump to lower right corner throughout. Presenetation inscription from Breton "A jacques Brunies qui fornit ici les chevaux et la pendule, on vif remerciement A.B." JACQUES BRUNIUS: Jacques Brunius, nom d'artiste de Jacques Henri Cottance, est un acteur, réalisateur, homme de radio et écrivain français, né à Paris le 16 septembre 1906, mort à Exeter (Angleterre) le 24 avril 1967. Suivant les films et les textes, il est crédité sous différents pseudonymes : Borel, Jacques Borel, Brunius, J.B. Brunius, Jacques B. Brunius, Jacques-Bernard Brunius, John La Montagne, Olaf Apollonius, Jacques Berne. Pendant la guerre, il est à Londres, journaliste membre de l'équipe des Français parlent aux Français à la BBC. Pour la RTF il traduisit en français la pièce radiophonique de Dylan Thomas, Au bois lacté, dont l'adaptation fut réalisée par Alain Trutat. Il était également ami de E. L. T. Mesens, membre du groupe surréaliste en Angleterre, rédigeant à propos des collages de son ami le texte Rencontres fortuites et concertées. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET IN DUSTJACKET, 1st Edition ,Stated 4TH PRINTING, 1937. A Boy Imagines a Series of Incredible Sights on His Way Home from School So That he Will Have an Interesting Report to Give His Father

      Vanguard PRESS NY, 1937 HBDJ, 1937. 1st Edition, Stated 4th Printing on Copyright pg, GOOD- Condition DJ, AS-IS, DJ has small chips wear tears Edges but Titles & Illustration Intact. Book Condition: Very Good-, Cloth Illustration with boy in blue shorts & Red jacket Duplicates DJ Illustration, Cover With the lower front corner is bumped, with a loss of paper of about half a square centimenter front corner cvr; & because there is a closed, though scarcely perceptible, vertical split in the cover paper - from the top of the front cover gutter down two-and-a-half centimeters; plus a little lower-edge shelf rubbing. The entire contents - endpapers and pages - are very nice; only the slightest age-toning, no fingerprints, no small tears, no handwriting (rear endpapers have two small spots). The jacket has edgetears and chips, the longest being four centimeters and the largest chip three-and-a-quarter square centimeters (just a little less than half a square inch); some soil; and some age-darkening around edges. Binding is unpaged. Back DJ Foxing wear & small Edges chips top & Bottom edge DJ but Printed & Illustration of Man with Yellow Horse & Red Cart Intact .Author grew up in Springfield, Mass. & graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925. Back inner flap DJ has bio of author & mentions 500 hats, His 2nd bk.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Mystery of Mr. Jessop.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges, abrasion to front pastedown; an excellent copy in the jacket that has the toned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        How Champions Train, a Study of Research Problems and Physiological Experimentations on Olympic Athletes at Berlin.

      Self-published/ms. 1937 - This seems to be a carbon copy of the typed original, with occasional hand-written annotations; the piece is on an onion-skin-like paper, 11x8.5", 22 leaves. and bound at the top with two rivets, and using a heavier blue paper as support at the end of the paper. Bohm (1890-1971, and at the time with the department of Physical Education and Athletics at Washington State College) is widely recognized as one of the first athletic trainers to apply scientific and methods to sports training. The paper offered here is the result of a survey and observations made by Bohm while a training official for the U.S. Olympic team during the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, having the U.S. athletes fill out forms and questionnaires regarding their diets and exercises. Provenance: the Library of Congress via the U.S. Copyright Office. The Copyright Office received this copy of Bohm's paper, stamping it with a receipt date of March 8, 1937; it pencil on the back of the title it is noted that the paper was "trans. from Copyright" and received by the Library on October 5, 1938. Condition: overall in Very Good condition; the title has a few snags and chips and is dusted; there is also a "Surplus-1 Library of Congress Duplicate" stamp on the title/cover page. Probably a unique copy of a rare work--only one copy of some sort located via WolrdCat/OCLC at Washington State University--significant in the history of sports medicine. $950. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JF Ptak Science Books]
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        Scrapbook Documenting Three Years in the Life of Don Gutteridge, the Third Baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals Gas House Gang

      St. Louis, 1937. Scrapbook. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Most of the items have been mounted to the pages with photo corners or glue. There are about twenty pages at the rear of the scrapbook where items have been laid in but not mounted. The original St. Louis Cardinals letter forwarding Gutteridge's first minor league contract is laid in the back of the album as are approximately twenty publicity and wire service photos of Gutteridge when he played, coached, or managed for the St. Louis Browns, the Sacremento Salons, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, and the Chicago White Sox. The red leather album with gilt lettering that reads "Don Gutteridge / St. Louis Cardinal" has some edge wear and discoloration to the rear cover; the binding tie has been replaced. The contents of the album are in nice shape. This is a unique record of a quality baseball player's career with one of the most storied teams of the Depression Era. Gutteridge, the fastest player of his era, began his major league career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1936 and played for them as their starting third baseman over the next next three and a half years. He also played for the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, and Pittsburgh PIrates. Although Gutteridge never played for the Cardinals in the World Series, he played in it against them twice, once in 1944 with the Browns and again in 1946 with the Red Sox. Later Gutteridge was a long time coach for Al Lopez with the Chicago White Sox and served as White Sox manager in 1969-1970. This scrapbook, compiled between 1937 and 1939 at the end of the Gas House Gang era, measures 11" x 14" and contains 130 pages filled with hundreds of letters, telegrams, photographs (one at dinner with Branch Rickey), newspaper and magazine clippings (not only about games but also members of the Gas House Gang including Dizzy Dean, Leo Durocher, Joe Medwick, Pepper Martin and his Mudcat Band ), official correspondence, and other ephemera including transcripts of interviews and speeches, Wheaties endorsement correspondence, fan mail, season passes to Cardinal games at Sportsman's Park and spring training, thank you letters (from a foundation, tobacco company, and the Cardinal's team physician Robert Hyland), an official Cardinals Spring Training Roster, official team menus, a Player's Association membership card, an original pencil portrait, and more.

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        Ulysses

      London: John Lane, 1937. Leather_bound. One volume. Octavo. James Joyces, Ulysses, First English Trade Edition. Printed at the John Lane the Bodley Head Press. Bound in full tan morocco, raised bands, un-gilt blind title to spine. Good.

      [Bookseller: Imperial Fine Books]
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        THE RED BOX. A Nero Wolfe Mystery.

      London: Cassell and Company Ltd. 1937. First UK edition, first printing. First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A near fine copy, the binding is clean and square with light rubbing at the extremities. The contents are clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the exceptionally fine Eric Fraser illustrated dustwrapper which is entirely without tears, repair or restoration. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. An extraordinary example. Rare. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Günther und Haussner KG, Chemnitz. 75 Jahre Fabrik für Seifen und Parfümerie.

      Chemnitz, Eigenverlag, (1937). - Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen nach Original-Fotos von A. Renger-Patzsch. Wenig bekannte, seltene Arbeit des Fotografen, wohl in nur kleiner Auflage gedruckt. Die Bilder zeigen den Produktionsprozess, Innenaufnahmen der Produktions- und Büroräume sowie Porträts von Mitarbeitern. - Einband etwas gebräunt und dezent fleckig, wenig knickspurig, innen sauber, insgesamt gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 30 x 21 cm. Illustrierte Original-Broschur

      [Bookseller: Querschnitt Antiquariat]
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        Theatre.

      London: Heinemann,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front board and spine gilt, blue endpapers, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Some light foxing to edges of text block, endpapers a little toned, the occasional spot to contents; an excellent copy in the faintly foxed jacket. First edition, second issue with the pp. 7-8 in the cancelled state, with line 12, p. 7 reading "I don't not eat bread" (revised from "I do not eat bread" in the first state).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rêveuse bourgeoisie

      Gallimard 1937 - - Gallimard, Paris 1937, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Couvertures et dos très discrètement restaurés. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Pierre Drieu La Rochelle à Henri Béraud. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Covers and backs discreetly restored. Precious autograph signed by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle Henri Beraud. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE GREAT KNOCK-OVER [IN] THE THRILLER LIBRARY - COMPLETE SIX-PART SERIAL

      London: The Amalgamated Press, 1937. Six quarto issues (29.5cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers, stapled; [433]-456; [457]-480; [481]-504; [505]-528; [529]-552; [553]-576pp; illus. Extremities toned, staples oxidized, with scattered foxing along spine-folds, and occasional penciled notations to upper margins of front wrappers; complete; Very Good and sound copies. Complete serial of this key Continental Op story, first published as "The Big Knock-Over" in Black Mask Vol.9, No.12 (February 1927). This marks the story's first appearance published in the UK, issued with a modified title between November 6-December 11, 1937 by the British weekly magazine The Thriller Library. Rare; not recorded in Richard Layman's descriptive bibliography of Dashiell Hammett; OCLC shows 4 locations with any holdings.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Schriftsteller (1905-1994; Nobelpreis für Literatur 1981): Eigenh. Brief mit U. (Zürich) 20. IX. 1988. 8°. 1 S. - Mit eigenh. adress. Kuvert.

       An den Herausgeber Adolf Opel in Wien: \"... Es tut mir leid, dass ich mich an Ihrem Band \'Designs for Living\' nicht beteiligen kann. Die drei Bände meiner Lebensgeschichte, die in den U.S.A. erschienen sind, bilden eine streng konzipierte Einheit. Ich möchte nicht, dass einzelne Teile davon hinausgerissen und separat publiziert werden. Sie gehören übrigens in die Jahre bis 1937. Es gibt noch andere Gründe für meine Entscheidung, die ich nicht alle anführen möchte.\" - DABEI: Eigenh. adress. Kuvert mit Poststempel: 19. 09. 1988. - Die drei Bände umfassenden Autobiographie Canettis tragen im Deutschen die Titel: \"Die gerettete Zunge\" (EA 1977), \"Die Fackel im Ohr\" (EA 1980) und \"Das Augenspiel\" (EA 1985) und erschienen Mitte der 80 ger Jahre in den USA. Sie schildern die Zeit von der frühesten Kindheit Canettis bis zum Jahr 1937 (Tod der Mutter). - Adolf Opel, Schriftsteller, Regisseur und Dokumentarfilmer (geb. 1935 in Wien) arbeitete hier als Kulturpublizist u. Herausgeber und vesuchte, Canetti zu einem Beitrag zu bewegen. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Autographen, Autografen, autographs, Biographie, Tagebuch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Husslein]
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        PREDICTION OF GRAVITATIONAL LENSING: "Nebulae as Gravitational Lenses" (Physical Review: Volume 51 No. 4 p. 290)

      The American Physical Society, Lancaster, PA 1937 - Fritz Zwicky's (1898-1974) prediction of the use of Nebulae as gravitational lenses (first paper on gravitational lensing). 217-292 pp. 4to. Green paper wraps that are clean and crisp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Kriegsmarine officer cadet photograph album

      1937-38. from the shakedown cruise of the SSS Albert Leo Schlageter. Oblong octavo (219 x 289 mm), 24 leaves dark grey mount paper (with "spider's web" tissue guards). Original rough cloth vertically streaked in cream, brown and green, silver-grey string ties, metal and felt Kriegsmarine cap cockade pinned through front cover. Approximately 223 photographs (mainly measuring 86 x 58 mm, virtually all of them corner mounted), largely the work of the compiler but including a number of photographic "cigarette cards" (with captions and numbers printed on the verso) issued for propaganda purposes. A few photographs loose otherwise in excellent condition. A fascinating survival from the pre-war Kriegsmarine: a photograph album kept by a naval cadet serving on the three-masted school ship the SSS Albert Leo Schlageter, one of five such ships built by Blohm & Voss at Hamburg. She was launched on 30 October 1937 - the cadet's portrait is dated 31.10.37, the day after - and her first commander was Fregattenkapitän (later Admiral) Bernhard Rogge, who commanded a merchant raider during the Second World War. The ship took its name from the Freikorps officer Albert Leo Schlageter who was executed by the French in 1923 for conducting sabotage operations in the French-occupied Ruhr; he subsequently became a hero to the Nazis. The Schlageter's sister ship was the Horst Wessel. The cadet is unidentified but a photograph of him in "civvies" (dated by hand as 1936 and naming him as "Otto") on the opening page of the album has a Gottingen photographer's stamp on the verso and the other studio portrait in cadet uniform has the stamp of Genz, Stralsund. The album opens with 8 pages devoted to scenes at the Dänholm naval academy. It is more than likely that "Otto" was training to become a U-Boat officer: "The standard training programme for a typical officer began with basic training which lasted around five months. On arrival at the officer training camp at Dänholm, a two-day physical fitness selection test was held. This was extremely strenuous and around 25 per cent of the intake usually failed... This was followed by sail training lasting four months on a three-masted sailing bark. It was extremely arduous, and fatalities were not unknown" (Gordon Williamson, Wolf Pack: The Story of the U-Boat in World War II, 2005, p. 153). Following this are 24 pages of the Schlageter under sail and including scenes when they make land at Tenerife; life on board ship; games and exercises; atmospheric shots of the sister ship in the moonlight; returning to Dänholm (two small views of Kiel, including the Laboe Naval Memorial); 11 pages under sail again (plus photographs on the rear pastedown) and a visit to Trinidad (4 pages). A remarkable record of life on board the maiden voyage of a renowned German training ship, illustrating the day-to-day life of a naval cadet on her shakedown cruise, when the ship's performance is tested for the first time in open waters. The Albert Leo Schlageter is still in service today, under the name NRP Sagres, with the Portugese navy.

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        TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1937 - Octavo. 262pp., bound in black cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt over green; a fine sharp copy in a lovely unclipped dust jacket. A spectacular copy of one of Hemingway's most emotional and dramatic works and his first long work of fiction since "A Farewell to Arms." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Nonesuch Dickens.

      

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        Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring

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

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        Ulysses.

      8vo, newly rebound in half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments, lettered directly in 2 and at foot with imprint, others with central gilt tooling, top edges gilt; a nice copy. First trade edition published in the UK.

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        You can be sure of Shell, Folly Houses, Darley Abbey.

      SUDDABY, Rowland. You can be sure of Shell, Folly Houses, Darley Abbey. Original lithograph in colours, linen-backed, printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London, 1937. 760 x 1120 mm. £750

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        Orientations.

      8vo. Original dark blue cloth, blocked in gilt; pictorial dust-wrappers, map endpapers; pp. xviii, 624, with frontispiece, 13 plates (including one not listed, perforated to be torn out if found offensive, and a facsimile of a T. E. Lawerence letter), two text illustrations, fold-out map and one map in the text; initial blank inscribed by the author to Bertram Thomas, dated October, 7, 1937. First edition, signed presentation copy. Sir Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs (1881-1955) presents his views on the Middle East gained from his long experience summed up in this book, as a high-ranking British colonial administrator of the region, and Orientalist (he had studied together with Sykes at Cambridge). ' Storrs was intimately involved from the time of the initial approaches to the British government by Abdullah, son of Hussein, the sherif of Mecca, about the likely British attitude to the Arabs exercising their rights in their own country. Abdullah suggested a relationship between Britain and Arabia in which the Arabs would have internal self-rule and Britain would administer foreign relations, an idea Storrs liked and which was compared to the relationship between Afghanistan and Britain ... Storrs was part of the Arab bureau formed in Cairo in December 1915, to which T. E. Lawrence was attached in January 1916, and a shared interest in classics led to a lasting friendship between the two men (Storrs was the principal pallbearer at Lawrence's funeral in 1935). On 10 June 1916 Hussein raised the Arab revolt, but the momentum seemed uncertain and in October 1916 Storrs secured permission to take Lawrence as a companion on a mission to Jiddah to reorganize it. In Seven Pillars of Wisdom Lawrence wrote of Storrs as being the most brilliant Englishman in the Middle East and described his love of music, literature, sculpture, and painting, but also suggested his limitations: "His shadow would have covered our work and British policy in the East like a cloak, had he been able to deny himself the world, and to prepare his mind and body with the sternness of an athlete for a great fight" (Lawrence, 57). Lawrence recorded that on board ship, en route for Jiddah, Storrs discoursed with Aziz al-Masri, an Arab leader, on Wagner and Debussy while sitting in a red leather armchair and that the great man's sweat turned the seat of his trousers a vivid scarlet.' (Oxford DNB). In the 1920s he was in charge of Jerusalem and Judea, defending Zionism, before becoming governor of Cyprus. The book covers a plethora of regions visited during Storr's long career from 1905 to 1932. Provenance: From the library of the explorer and Arabist, and political officer at Shatra during the Iraqi uprising in 1920, Bertram Sidney Thomas (1892-1950). He was the first European to cross the Empty Quarter, and highly admired by T. E. Lawrence.

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        Henry John Cody collection of 2 handwritten notebooks and 10 various ephemera most from his time at St. Paul';s Anglican Church, Bloor Street, in Toronto. 1889-1937

      1937. . Two handwritten notebook and diaries#1) Handwritten notebook and diary, [33] pp., 28 August-4 September 1909, in pencil. Black flexible cloth, 16.5 × 10 cm. Much of the notebook concerns meetings of the Commission of Missionary Society of European Immigration at Winnipeg.  Cody lists the names of the Committee members and how they did or did not agree with the committee findings. A Greek Orthodox priest, for example, objects to Greek children in his district attending school. He records his observations, the Committee resolutions, and how various churches manage the foreign situation. At the first meeting a letter is read from Rev. J.[S.] Woodsworth, who would become the first leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation. On 3 September 1909, Cody is back at St. Paul's, then he departs for Minneapolis, and on 3-4 September he is in Chicago where he visits Hull House and meets Jane Addams. He discusses the issue of settlement of foreigners and notes that women are mostly being educated without a focus on religion. #2) Black leather notebook 22 × 14.5 cm., circa 100 pp., slight chipping at the bottom of the upper board. With prayers written in the front by Rev. Canon Cody, D.D., L.L.D., followed by descriptions and synopses of his sermons written in another hand between 3 September 1922 and 27 March 1927 (some clippings from newspapers reports of the sermons). At the back of the notebook there is a listing of flowers put in the church from 3 June to 7 October 1923 and the times of Holy Communion offered by Cody from 25 April to 25 July 1926. Ten Various ephemera and pamphlets: #3) Confirmation certificate signed by Cody, Easter morning 1932; #4) Cards related to the Calvary Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Ill., 1892; #5) St. Paul's annual report for 1932 with typed expenditures for 1933; #6) Sunday service bulletin, St. Paul's, 12 February 1933; #7) St. Paul's 1935 Christmas bulletin; programme of Grace Methodist Church rally day, 1905, Rev. J.S. Woodsworth listed on the last page as Assistant Pastor; #8) B.F. Jacobs, The Lord Our Shepherd: A Bible Reading (Chicago: F.H. Revell Co., [19?]); #9) E.P. Marvin, Ecclesiatical Amusements (New York: F.H. Revell Co., [1898]; #10) J.V. Smith, The Church and the Boys (Toronto: William Briggs, [1889]); #11) 2 Annual financial statements of Sherbourne Street Methodist Church, Toronto, 27th anniversary, ending 30 September 1899, and 31s anniversary, ending 30 September 1903 for 22 November 1903; #12) Hymns for the Coronation of His Majesty King George VI (London: Skeffington & Son, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1937]).Henry John Cody was a Canadian clergyman, politician and President of the University of Toronto from 1932 to 1945 and Chancellor from 1944 to 1947. Born in Embro, Ontario, he attended Galt Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. He was ordained a Church of England priest in 1894. The Rev. Canon Henry John Cody came to St. Paul's Church as a student, later becoming curate in charge before being appointed Rector in 1907 serving to 1932. He was an Ontario MPP for Toronto Northeast - Seat A from 1918 to 1920 and was Minister of Education from 1918 to 1919. He was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1943. At the University of Toronto Schools, the Cody house in the intramural house system is named in his honour.This collection is on consignment with LDRB.

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        The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger

      London: Arthur Barker Ltd,, 1937. Quarto. Original green cloth, title to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout by the author. Spine rolled, rubbing to cloth at lower edges and corners, light occasional spotting. A very good copy in a slightly soiled jacket with light chipping to spine ends, light spotting to rear panel, and reinforcement paper to edges at verso. First edition, first printing. Langley's children's fairy tale about the son of Aladdin. A scarce title.

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        The Trial.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf,, 1937. Octavo. Original pale reddish-brown cloth, spine lettered in grey and black, wraparound illustration on spine and front cover in grey and black, top edge grey. With the dust jacket. Title page vignette and chapter headings by George Salter. Jacket evenly toned, peripheral nicks, chips and creasing (a few tears with slight loss), spine rolled. A very good copy. First US edition in English, first printing, originally published in German in 1925 as Der Process; uncommon in the dust jacket, designed by the German-born American artist George Salter, whose book jacket highpoints include Alfred Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (1957). The translation is by Edwin and Willa Muir and was first published by Gollancz in 1937.

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        Left to Their Own Devices

      Paul A. Bennett for The Typophiles, NY 1937 - 12mo. xxvi, 327pp. One of 190 copies designed by John S. Fass and printed by 22 printers. This extraordinary little book is a collection of 156 proposed Typophile devices contributed to by 113 artists, designers, and printers of the day. Various ink colors are used, and Valenti Angelo's contribution is hand-illuminated in three colors and gold. Includes "A Salute to Typophiles Desipient" by Christopher Morley, an Introduction by Harry Miller Lydenberg, and "A Note on the Building of This Book" by Paul A. Bennett. Bound in blue cloth with gilt spine decorations designed by W. A. Dwiggins, original dust wrapper illustrated on the inside in color by George Salter, and original cloth slipcase with the title stenciled on the back and side. Spine of dust wrapper darkened and sides slightly discolored, small split starting at wrapper joint, else fine. (Rathé E). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gleanings From a Harvest of Memories

      Priv. print. by E.W. Stephens company, Columbia, Mo 1937 - 1 p.l., 5-84 p. ports. 24 cm. Includes Portraits. Good. No dust jacket. moderate shelfwear, mild wear to top of spine, fraying to bottom spine, else very good, titles still bright, no ownership marks, mild hints of foxing throughout. Extremely scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Of Mice and Men - A Play in Three Acts - SALESMAN'S DUMMY

      Covici Friede, New York 1937 - RARE SALESMAN'S DUMMY with only 16 pages of printed text, which has numerous variants compared to the final version. A previous owner has highlighted many of the variants lightly in pencil. Book near fine with white lettering on plain brown cloth. Jacket has a few abrasions. It differs from the final version, being a half inch taller, and the rear panel and rear flap of the jacket are blank. Also, the cursive "h." of the jacket designer is fully present on the jacket, whereas it appears half-clipped on the regular edition. Certainly one of the rarest Steinbeck items, and most interesting. It gives a glimpse of Steinbeck's final editing decisions, which were evidently ongoing only weeks before publication. This copy, like the one in Goldstone and Payne, is stamped in red "NOV 5 1937 on the front endpaper; unlike the former, the "5" is not crossed out and replaced with "NOV 23," the actual publication date. The textual pencil notations may indicate this copy is that same one that was offered in the Harry Valentine collection, which was described as having similar notations. The Valentine copy is described in 1980 Bradford Morrow catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The First Fleet. The Records of the Foundation of Australia from its conception to the settlement at Sydney Cove. Compiled from the original documents in the Public Record Office, with extracts from the log-books of H.M.S. Sirius and an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter.

      London:: Golden Cockerel Press,. 1937.. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good+ overall. A handsome Golden Cockerel Press production, limited to 375 copies. 4to, 151 pp, 5 wood engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Printed on Arnold's hand- made paper in Perpetua type, with four reproductions of documents. Full blue buckram with cream buckram panel, stamped in gold. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. (Bibl. of the Golden Cockerel Press #123). [WITH] the prospectus loosely inserted, 2 pp, white laid paper, 1937, published "To Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of Australia, and as a salute from England to the Commonwealth." Pertelote, Cock-A-Hoop p.123. The book is exceptionally bright, with no rubbing or bumping to any corners of spine tips. With the original glassine wrapper, which is chipped at top of spine with some small cracks at the bottom back margin, a slight ripple on the front. Ex Library Michael S. Holowaty on the front inside board. A small faint light mark lower back board. No foxing, offsets or tears.

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