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        Chinese Ceremonial Paper

      Quarto. Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1937. Quarto, 79, (3)pp., with 50 paper specimens, many folding, plus collotype frontispiece of a furnace for burning sacred paper, 8 collotype illustrations, and two block prints with photos of the blocks that made them. Quarter leather with paper over boards block printed in gilt, backstrip tooled in gilt, slight wear to foot of backstrip and board edges, occasional small stain to top margins, very good. The often extremely fragile specimens are in excellent condition with only occasional tears to the largest folding examples. One of 125 numbered copies signed by Dard Hunter and printed by him on paper handmade in Asia. A remarkable work impossible to recreate or reproduce. The many annotated paper specimens were gathered by Hunter during journeys in China, â??as well as in Indo-China, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Malay Peninsula, and other Asiatic countries where the Chinese have emigratedâ? and include mock-money, both ancient and contemporary, ornamental burning envelopes and trays, and examples of paper gods. Hunterâ??s work is of pivotal importance in the history of American book making. Immersed in the Arts and Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbardâ??s Roycroft company, Hunter went on to found the first handmade paper mill in America and to create arguably the worldâ??s first â??one manâ? books: books he printed on paper he had made with a typeface he had designed, cut, and cast himself. In Chillicothe, Ohio, he founded Mountain House Press and for the next 46 years dedicated himself to the study of papermaking, travelling around the world for his research and authoring 20 books on the subject.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller ]
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        1800 and All That - Drinks Ancient and Modern

      London: The St. Catherine Press, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. London: The St. Catherine Press, 1937. First edition. Very Good, lacking jacket. Leather binding lightly worn. Previous owner details to front free end paper, and notes written at rear in the allotted blank note section. Light edge wear to pages at front, small stain to edge of page block at rear. The follow up to R de Fleury's 1934 book titled "1700 Cocktails for the Man behind the Bar," in which he attempted to compile recipes for every known cocktail to date.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Vom Wesen und Werden deutscher Formen Band I-III,

      Leipzig 1937 - 194 E. A. Seemann, 0. - Vollständige Ausgabe in drei eleganten, aufwendig hergestellten Handeinbänden der Zeit: drei Bände Halb-Maroquinleder (dunkelblaues Halbleder / HLdr gr.8vo im Format 16 x 23,5 cm) handgestochenem Lederkopfband, Rückentitel in Goldprägung, geheftet auf vier Bünde (zwei Doppelbünde und zwei einfache Bünde), Handmarmor-Bezug der Deckel, goldgeprägte Liniendekoration des Einbandleders, Lederecken und Kopfgoldschnitt. 277+317+399 Seiten, mit sehr vielen Fotoabbildungen auf Kunstdruckpapier und Abbildungsnachweis in jedem Band. Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung. - "Warum handgebunden? - Die wesentlichsten Vorzüge des guten Handbandes sind: Die einzelnen Druckbögen werden mit der Hand nach dem Schriftspiegel gefalzt. Die Bogenränder werden dadurch zwar ungleich, aber das Satzbild steht gerade. Um infolge der ungleichen Ränder ein späteres zu starkes Beschneiden mit der Maschine zu vermeiden, werden die Bogen einzeln, vorne und unten, mit der Pappschere auf ein Mittelmaß rauh beschnitten. Dadurch wird der Druckrand weitestgehend geschont. Als erste und letzte Lage wird dem Buche zum Schutze eine leere Papierlage hinzugefügt, welche mit einem feinen Leinen- oder echten Japanpapierfalz versehen ist. Geheftet wird der Handband nach sorgfältiger Auswahl des Heftzwirnes auf echten erhabenen oder aufgedrehten flachen Bünden und auf Pergamentriemchen (welche beim Pergamentbande durch den Rücken gezogen werden). Bei Dünndruckpapier werden die Lagen zum Heften leicht vorgeritzt. Ein Einsägen oder gar Einraspeln der Bünde findet nicht statt. Oben wird das Buch beschnitten und erhält nicht nur der Schönheit willen Goldschnitt, sondern diese feine Metallschicht schützt vielmehr die dem Lichte und Staub am meisten ausgesetzte Schnittfläche vor deren schädlichen Einflüssen. Die Deckel werden in einem tiefen Falz angesetzt, mit den Bünden nach außen. Ein Herausreißen aus der Decke ist somit nur unter Zuhilfenahme von Werkzeug möglich. Zum Kapital wird kein schlappes maschinengewebtes Bändchen verwendet, sondern das Kapital wird von Hand mit dem Buchblock umstochen, gibt dadurch dem Rücken einen festen Abschluß und bietet zugleich dem späteren Ledereinschlag ("Häubchen") die Unterlage. Als Einbandmaterial kommen sumachgares, lichtechtes Saffian, Kalbleder, vereinzelt auch Rindsleder, ferner naturelles und weißes Schweinsleder sowie Kalbspergament zur Verwendung. Ein mit der Hand hergestelltes, dazupassendes Überzugpapier sowie Handvergoldung oder Blinddruck am Rücken ergänzen das Werk nach außen. Ein solcher Einband entspricht allen Anforderungen, die an einen Gebrauchsband gestellt werden können." Aus einem alten Prospekt von Richard Hönn, ehemals Handbinderei des Verlages Albert Langen, Werkstatt für feine Buchbinder- und Lederarbeiten in München, Dienerstrasse 14 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        THE HOBBIT or There and Back Again

      London: George Allen and Unwin. 1937. First edition, second impression (the first printing with coloured illustrations). Original green cloth with dark blue titles and illustration, in dustwrapper. Illustrated by the author with four colour and nine black and white full page plates and double page map illustrations to the front and rear. A superb example, the binding very clean and square. There is a tiny previous owner's name in blue ink to the top edge of the blank front endpaper and very light spotting to the text block edge. Complete with the near fine very lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which is a little spotted to the upper panel and flap edges. There is no loss to the dustwrapper and it has not been price-clipped. An exceptional example in entirely original and unrestored condition. The first printing of The Hobbit was issued on 21st September 1937 with a print run of only 1500 copies. The book was an immediate success and sold out within months. This second impression was printed in December the same year in an edition of 2300 copies (423 of which were destroyed at the warehouse of the binder Key and Whiting in the bombing of London on November 7th 1940) and was the first printing to include the author?'s four colour plates, initially commissioned for and later published in the American edition. [Hammond A3a] Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        A rare worker badge from the Rekord enamel factory, the concern leased by Oskar Schindler in 1939, which he used as a cover to save thousands of Jews from certain death at Auschwitz

      [Krakow], c. 1937-1939. 1.5" diameter. "A metal identification badge, 1.5"" diameter with a pin affixed to the reverse, painted in orange and bearing the embossed name, ""Rekord,"" above an engraved number, ""7533."" Scattered chipping to paint, else very good condition overall. Three Jewish entrepreneurs founded Rekord enamel works in Krakow in 1937. By the time of the German invasion of Poland in September 1939, the firm was nearly bankrupt. Oskar Schindler, an agent for the Abwher (the German intelligence agency) arrived in Krakow in October 1939. Taking advantage of new laws issued by the German occupiers that Jews could no longer own property, Schindler took over the enamel works in November, changing the name to Deutsche Emaillewaren-Fabrik, which soon took on the nickname, Emalia. Rather than purchasing the concern, Schindler became a lessee, which allowed him greater freedom over whom he could hire. Initially, Schindler was interested in hiring Jewish workers because they were cheaper than their Polish counterparts, but as German anti-Semitic actions became increasingly severe, Schindler grew sympathetic to their plight and began to hire Jews solely for the purpose of sheltering them from a worse fate. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Icons of Cyprus. With Chapters by Rupert Gunnis and Tamara Talbot Rice

      London: George Allen & Unwin, (1937).. First edition, 4to, 287, (1) pp. 59 plates, 2 in colour. Gilt titled cloth, spine slightly dull, d.w., spine and edges browned, slight loss to top of spine.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Aeronautical Globe

      Weber Costello Co., Indianapolis - This unusual globe was custom-made for official U.S. government diplomatic purposes, as indicated primarily by its slightly larger diameter than that of standard 12 inch globes. The longitude and latitude lines are subdivided and closer together than on commercial globes. The primary features of this aeronautical globe are great circle tracks, which indicate the shortest distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. These red lines, labeled in statue miles, form a vibrant web against the blue and yellow globe and indicate the quick evolution of air travel as a vehicle of international connectivity. The globes title and key are printed below the title just to the left of Australia, with blue and green lines indicating boundaries then unrecognized by the United States government: blue for 1937 boundaries in Europe for Japan and the U.S.S.R, and green for other boundaries that are described in a note below the key. The particularities of this political atmosphere place the globe around 1948. The globe is in good condition with a slight 2" indentation in Baffin Bay and some minor cracking just to the west of Hawaii. Wooden base shows light wear. Tabletop globe. 12.12 inch diameter. 14 inches tall including unattached wooden support base. Lithographic gores. Overall very good with a slight 2" indentation in Baffin Bay and some minor cracking just to the west of Hawaii. Wooden base shows light wear.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Die Wappenbücher vom Arlberg. Erster Teil: Die drei Original-Handschriften von St. Christoph auf dem Arlberg aus den Jahren 1394 bis rund 1430. Bearbeitet von Otto Hupp. Lieferungen 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

      Auslieferung durch den Volksbund der deutschen sippenkundlichen Vereine, Berlin 1937-1943.. 4°, vom Buchbunder gefertigter fester Kartoneinband, 328 Seiten, farbige Abb., hinten eingebunden Deckel von Lieferung 1. Die Wappenbücher des Deutschen Mittelalters Band I.. Wappen-ExLibris eines Heraldikers auf Deckel vorne innen, sonst sehr schöner Zustand, der Block wie neu. Eingebundener Deckel von Lieferung 1 hinten mit handschr. Notiz in Blei: "Zum besseren Studium habe ich die Hefte .. [unles. etwas?] aufschneiden lassen. Der Abschnitt betrug 5 mm. Dies ist beim Binden zu berücksichtigen". Lose beiliegend die Deckel der 9 weiteren Lieferungen. Beiliegend zudem eine handschr. Postkarte des Otto Hupp (gelaufen am 22.8.1946 von Schleissheim nach München): Hupp schreibt dem Sammler Eduard Krafft: "Auf Ihre frdl. Nachfrage nach der Fortsetzung der Wappenbücher vom Arlberg, bedauere ich mitteilen zu müssen, daß noch nicht abzusehen ist, wann diese Arbeit wieder aufgenommen werden kann, weil die Druckerei sich von der Zerstörung noch nicht erholt hat. Hochachtungsvoll Otto Hupp, Schleissheim, den 21. Aug. 46" (minim randfalzig). Beiliegend zudem schönes handgezeichnetes Tusche-Vignetten-ExLibris wohl des Krafft (Initialen "EK"), gefertigt wohl nicht von Hupp.

      [Bookseller: Cassiodor Antiquariat]
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        The Red Pony

      New York: Covici Friede, 1937 First edition, limited issue of 699 numbered copies. Signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page. Publisher's light tan cloth, with an illustration to the front board of a pony in red, lettered in red and gray; housed in the publisher's light tan slipcase. Near fine, with some minor toning to the spine and boards, a faint spot of light soiling to the front board, else fine; slipcase with some wear to the extremities, small chip to the top. Overall, a bright and pleasing copy. The Red Pony is an episodic novella comprised of three short stories, "The Gift," "The Great Mountains," and "The Promise." It features the child protagonist Jody Tiflin, who lives on his father's California ranch. The first two pieces were originally published in 1933 in the North American Review, while "The Promise" was published several years later in the August 1937 issue of Harper's Weekly. The stories in this volume, which follow Tiflin's adolescence as he develops from a boy to a young man, are complemented by a fourth story "The Leader of the People" in later appearances (in The Long Valley in 1938 and the Viking Press' 1945 edition of The Red Pony, the first separate appearance of the complete quartet). Notably, The Red Pony was adapted into a film of the same name by Lewis Milestone in 1949.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: An Authorised Book of the Walt Disney Film

      UK: Collins. London, Collins, n.d. [c1937], Hardback first edition. Near fine. The Dustjacket has a handful of short closed tears, some chipping to the spine tips and corners, a brown mark to the spine. The book is very nice having been protected by the jacket for so long. The slightest of foxing, gift inscription to verso of first blank, first two illustrations have been hand-coloured with felt tip. Boards a little bowed. Not too offensive. A nice copy overall, scarce in jacket. n.d. [c1937] . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1937.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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        Annuaire des Missions Catholiques du Manchoukuo

      Moukden: Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1937 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 17.7*12.9cm, 4+viii+229p. Profusely illustrated with photos. Ex-library with usual markings, outer covers chipped, spine reglued. Internally fine. Text in Chinese and French. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        With screenwriter Sidney Howard as the impetus, Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell inscribes to the film's producer David Selznick, a newly published anthology of Southern writing, recommending an essay "The English Language in the South" This is the only exchange between the two that we can document as ever being offered on the market

      n.p., c. 1937. 8vo. "Book Signed ""To David Selznick from / Margaret Mitchell / (see page 350)"" on front free-endpaper. Southern Treasury of Life and Literature / Selected by Stark Young, 748p, 5.75"" x 8.75"". New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Stated ""Authors Edition."" Endpapers and pastedowns lightly toned. Fine condition. In original dust jacket, not price clipped, toned covers, lightly chipped, sunned spine. Stark Young's anthology, Southern Treasury of Life and Literature, was published in March 1937. On page 350, recommended by Margaret Mitchell to David O. Selznick who had bought the rights to film her book, Gone With the Wind, is an essay by Cleanth Brooks, Jr., ""The English Language in the South"" (pp 350-358).David O. Selznick had hired Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist Sidney Howard to write the screenplay. Leonard J. Leff wrote in his December 1999 article in The Atlantic titled ""Gone With the Wind' and Hollywood's Racial Politics,"" in part, ""In the fall of 1936, wringing his hands, Sidney Howard wondered why he had agreed to adapt 'Gone With the Wind' for the screen. He had read and reread the novel, he wrote Selznick in early November, 'and it is certainly quite a nut to crack.'""Two weeks later, from his home in rural Massachusetts, he wrote Margaret Mitchell that she had been too generous; her story was far more than he could compress into the two hours' screen time he was permitted. He would soldier on, of course, but he wanted her to read over his outline and to help out, especially with the black characters -- 'the best written darkies, I do believe, in all literature,' he wrote. 'They are the only ones I have ever read which seemed to come through uncolored by white patronizing...' In treatments of the screenplay written throughout early 1937, Sidney Howard retained many of the incidents and much of the tone of Mitchell's southern romance...""Margaret Mitchell had recommended David Selznick read the essay ""The English Language in the South"" which discusses, among other subjects, ""negro"" pronunciation and words Joel Chandler Harris has Uncle Remus use."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume 1, Number 1, December 1937

      Paris: Verve, 1937. First edition. Softcover. Volume One Number One. Text in English with contributions by Andre Gide, Georges Bataille,John Dos Passos, Frederico Garcia Lorca and others. Includes the Four Elements series with color lithographs by Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Abraham Rattner and Francesco Bores. Includes numerous black and white images after works by Man Ray, Brassai, Blumenfeld and others Also includes articles on Matisse and Maillol. A very near fine copy in Matisse illustrated wrappers with some very slight soiling and internally a fresh and clean copy. Includes the gold distribution label on the title page as issued. In an about very good slipcase that has some small chips, breaks and wear. Still, a much nicer than usual copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Nykypäivien Saksa. Suomentanut Lauri Hirvensalo.

      Porvoo, W. Söderström, 1937.. 394 S. Mit zahlreichen photographischen Tafeln. illustrierter Original-Leinwandband.. Mit einer dreizeiligen handschriftlichen Widmung von Hedin aus dem Jahr 1937 auf dem Vorsatz. - Rücken und Kanten etwas berieben. - Beigegeben: 2 gefaltete Karten mit Porträtphotos und handschriftlichem Text sowie voller Unterschrift Hedins (1949, 21 x 15 cm und 29 x 12 cm). - Ein auf Pappe montiertes Porträtphoto mit dreizeiliger Widmung und Unterschrift Hedins (Mai 1940, Ecken bestoßen). - 1 maschinenschriftlicher Brief von Hedin auf Schwedisch an "Kära lilla älskade Elvi" (1949, DIN A4).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; black vertical-ribbed cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in silver on spine and front panel; red topstain; purple and red variant dustjacket (one of three, with no established priority); 314pp, [2]. Lengthily inscribed by Cain on the front endpaper on the day of publication: "To Charlie: In grateful acknowledgement of his labor in checking everything in this for me, and with the wish he will like it better in print. James M. Cain. Dec.1, 1937." Slight forward lean, small splash mark to front board, with faint discoloration to upper third of rear board; Very Good+. In a supplied (thought not by us) dustjacket, fully Fine, despite a faint vertical crease to left edge of spine panel. An impossibly bright and fresh example, completely free from the toning which affects even the best copies of this title. Cain's second novel, a hand-boiled story involving a down-and-out opera singer, a wealthy musicologist, and a Mexican-Indian prostitute. Alfred and Blanche Knopf read the novel during the summer of 1937, and were so thrilled with it they decided to rush out the book by December 1st of that year. Initially the novel was a critical success, and given the racy subject matter, created a furor rivaling that of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'. Though sales eventually tapered off around 25,000 in early 1938 (Cain blamed the Church...), film rights were eventually secured by Warner Brothers, with Anthony Mann directing the film version starring Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine, and Sara Montiel (1956). Given the close, personal nature of the inscription and the day on which the book was inscribed, the recipient was likely Charles Merz, whom Cain befriended during his time writing editorials at the New York World for Walter Lippmann. Merz was an important and influential friend in Cain's life; he was one of 9 people Cain singled out for thanks in the preface of his first book, 'Our Government,' and it was from Merz that "Cain learned another thing that would influence his writing: Attitude and conviction are important, but information, if you have enough of it, will speak for itself. Thus Cain's almost fanatic obsession in his writings, including his novels, with reporting and accuracy" (Hoopes, p.173). A stunning and significant copy. (Hoopes, pp.173-186, 282-288).

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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      LARGE POSTER ADVERTISING AIR MAIL SERVICE S.F. TO HONG KONG San Francisco 1937, - [G.P.O.]. A large poster on stiff board,33 x 48 cm., white with black ink, b.w. photo, and aircraft,English & mostly Chinese text, time tables for departing aircraft and schedule. OBSCURE ITEM [LIMITED EDITION OF 500] Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937. First edition. Title page vignette by W.A. Dwiggins. 314, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth, silver gilt decoration by W.A. Dwiggins. Fine in near fine dust jacket designed by Dwiggins as well (spine panel slightly faded with stain at head). Bookplate. Cain's second novel, with autobiographical roots, and in a beautiful Dwiggins design.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly Number 3, October -December 1938

      Paris: Verve, 1937. First edition. Softcover. Volume One Number Three. Text in English with contributions by Rabindranath Tagore, Paul Valery, Henri Michaux, Andre Malraux and others. Includes color illustrations of works by Pierre Bonard and numerous other color and black and white illustrations. Also features "The Four Seasons" series with original color lithographs by Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Abraham Rattner, and Paul Klee. A bright near fine copy in Bonnard illustrated wrappers in an about very good slipcase that has some edge wear, some breaks and minor wear. A lovely copy

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Conversation at Midnight

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1937 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Millay on the front free endpaper shortly after publication: "To my dear Lulu and Alysa, / hoping that Alysa will like / some of it, fearing that Lulu / will hate most of it. / With much love, / Edna / Steepletop / July, 1937". Publisher's black cloth and blue boards, white paper label to the spine lettered in black; in the original cream dust jacket, lettered in navy. Fine book; unclipped dust jacket, with a light toning and rubbing to the spine, some tiny nicks to the extremities, a few short pen marks to the rear panel, light soiling to the otherwise fresh panels. Overall, a very good copy with a warm inscription by the author. Yost 54. Millay inscribed this copy of Conversation at Midnight to her friends Llewelyn Powys, who is affectionately referred to here as "Lulu," and his American wife Alyse Gregory, former editor of The Dial. In addition to residing in upstate New York together in 1930-1931, Millay, Powys, and Gregory corresponded with letters and poems, many of which are housed in the collection of Alyse Gregory's papers at Yale University. Conversation at Midnight is a work of dramatic verse that falls somewhere in the space between a narrative poem and a theatrical drama. The text features the conversations of seven distinguished men who are having after-dinner discussions in a comfortable dining room in New York City. Although the text uses only a minimal amount of descriptive narrative, Millay structured Conversations at Midnight to "create the illusion of actual conversation, which often abruptly abandons one topic to take up another," and encourages her readers to think of the work as "dialogue throughout." Notably, Millay's working manuscript for Conversation at Midnight was destroyed in a fire at the Palms Hotel on Sanibel Island, Florida, in 1936. In her foreword, Millay elaborates on the incident: "I begat at once, of course, when I saw that there was no hope of saving my manuscript, to try to remember the lost poems." While she was able to recall some verses from memory verbatim and a handful of others from a previous publication in Harper's Magazine in 1935, Millay explains that essentially "no line of the book existed anywhere except in my memory, if indeed there" and left her "handicapped by the strain" of the pressure to recall her lost verse.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; variant orange cloth, with titles and design stamped in black on spine and front panel; dustjacket; 280pp, [2]. Signed by Ambler on the title page. Minor offset to pastedowns, else Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with a touch of rubbing to edges and joints, and a few tiny, faint pink smudges on the rear panel. Ambler's second book, released in the UK as Uncommon Danger, and basis for the 1943 Raoul Walsh film starring George Raft, Brenda Marshall, and Peter Lorre, following the screenplay written by W.R. Burnett. From the distinguished British Espionage collection of publisher and bibliophile Otto Penzler, who served as Ambler's American publisher later in his career. Laid in to this copy is a brief note in Penzler's hand on Mysterious Press stationary stating: "I have also had a copy identical in every way, except that the binding was red cloth." A title that is rarely encounted signed, much less with such a terrific association between author and publisher.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        The Hobbit

      George Allen & Unwin 1937 - The true first edition in the first issue dust jacket, with the correct price present on the front flap and the typo and hand correction on the back flap. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Of Mice and Men

      New York: Covici Friede,, 1937. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine and front board reverse printed on a brown ground with black rules, top edge blue. With the pictorial dust jacket. Housed in brown cloth solander box, with titles on a blue cloth label to front cover of box. Spine rolled, moderate soiling to boards, mild bumping to corners and ends of spine, in the dust jacket with toning, shallow chipping to corners, with a touch of restoration to ends of spine. A very good copy. First edition, first printing; first issue, with the words "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula", line 20?-1, p. 9; and the bullet to the pagination of p. 88, which were removed from subsequent printings. Inscribed by Steinbeck on the front endpaper, "For Sam Laud, John Steinbeck." One of 2,500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Letters From Iceland

      London; Faber and Faber. 1937, 1937. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's bright green cloth titled in red, slightly darkened to spine. Minor edgewear and bumping. In a very good dustwrapper with minor edgewear and creasing, a trifle soiled to the rear panel. Signed by W.H. Auden to the front flyleaf. A lovely object.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Years

      London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the original dust jacket. Jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. Light browning to front free endpaper. Otherwise a fine copy in an excellent jacket with lightly toned spine panel, some mild spotting, and a short closed tear to front panel. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Road To Oxiana (In Superb Condition)

      The First UK printing published by Macmillan in 1937.The BOOK is in near Fine condition.Light pushing to the spine tips with only minimal fade of blue colouring to the spine.Gilt titling very bright.Two small black marks to the front cover near the upper spine. Blue top stain faded but still present. Neat previous owner's name and date to the first blank end paper and a small bookseller's sticker to the lower front pastedown.The book is tight and the pages are very clean. Frontispiece and 15 plates are all present.No wrapper present but the book looks like it has been protected by a wrapper!This book often presents with a very sunned spine and loss of gilt.This is the nicest copy of this title that we have handled.Byron, who died young in the Second World War, was one of the Brideshead set immortalized by Evelyn Waugh, but he was also the foremost travel writer of his age.In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue,Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had elevated to the status of "sacred text". He stressed that it remained an important book, as in between the "bravura passages" Byron expounds a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilisation.

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        The Hobbit

      George Allen and Unwin, London 1937 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1937" printed on the copyright page. This copy is SIGNED by J.R.R. Tolkien on a typed letter by the author laid into the book. A wonderful copy. This First Issue dustjacket has the First Issue point with the correction of the 'e' in the 'Dodgeson' present on the rear flap. This original dustjacket is rich in color with minor repair. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A fantastic copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION SIGNED by the author. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Tolkien First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Oakdale Affair / The Rider - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. First Edition/First Printing, blue cloth with red lettering in about Very Good- condition, scattered foxing and soiling throughout, stamp to front free end paper, residue from previously glued jacket flaps on endpapers and dust-jacket, still in Very Good, price-clipped condition. Zeuschner 373 ; The Oakdale Affair is Burroughs' story of a lovable vagabond and a pseudo badman, whose trials and adventures are not unmixed with comedy as well as stark tragedy culminating in a lynching party .

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      Vintage 8 x 10 inch silver gelatin photograph, with ferrotype finish. Slight piece lacking from the blank margin of the upper left corner, a few faint creases, else very good. Tipped to archival mat board with a window over-rmat, 14 x 17 inches On the blank reverse is stamped " This Photo sold for use by one Publication only... CREDIT LINE MUST READ Photo by A. FELLIG, 5 Center Market Place, N.Y.C." Faint date stamp of Nov. 22, 1937, and in the photographer's hand is written in ink "Spot Murder at W 37th st. between 11- 12th Aves." Arthur Fellig left his darkroom job at Acme Newspictures in 1935 to strike out on his own as a freelance photographer in New York. He rented a room across from police headquarters on Center Market Place, and monitored the police emergency signals on his own radio and would race to the scene of the crime or fire. In 1938, he had obtained official permission to install a police radio in his car, the only photographer granted such license. His photos prior to 1938 bears his stamped credit as A. Fellig, and near this time his credit stamp changed to Weegee, from Ouija board, given his ability to appear as if by foretelling of the event. This photograph is an iconic vintage Weegee - as he wrote in his autobiography, "murder is my business."

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Star Maker

      London: Methuen and Co. 1937, 1937. FIRST EDITION of the author's important fourth novel; a high spot of fantasy literature. Crown octavo, pp.xii; 339; [1], imprint. Includes the three 'time scale' diagrams. Elegantly bound in half blue morocco with gilt titles, raised bands to spine, cloth sides, publisher's cloth spine (the earliest version) bound in at the rear. Internally clean. A near fine copy in an attractive leather binding. Bleiler; Fantastic Fiction (1972) p.48.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Animals of the Bible

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes, , 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, illustration to front board blocked in gilt, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. black and white illustrations throughout. Internally bright and fresh in the price clipped dustjacket with light toning, a touch of wear to top edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first state with the misspelling of Lathrop's name on the dust jacket. Signed by Lathrop on the verso of the front free endpaper, " Dorothy P Lathrop, Nov 16 1938." This title won the very first Caldecott Medal in 1938.

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        The Happy Return

      Michael Joseph, London 1937., 1937. FIRST EDITION of the first Horatio Hornblower novel to be published. 8vo., pp. 287. Publisher's green cloth, small bookseller label to paste down, in original pictorial dust-wrapper. Rubbing to fore-edge of cloth, jacket worn at same, chipped to spine and upper; a very good copy. C.S. Forester was awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both the Hornblower novels 'A Ship of the Line' and 'Flying Colours'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      [ca.1937-38]. Oblong 4to photograph album, 24 leaves of stiff black paper, with photographs mounted mostly two or more to a page. Approximately 65 of the photographs are portraits of individual cavalrymen, with collar insignia indicating service with the 25th Cavalry Regiment of the 4th Cavalry Brigade, Imperial Japanese Army; the uniforms also show the scalloped pocket flap on the tunic, introduced for all ranks by 1930. The other 30 or so photographs picture the cavalrymen in official and informal settings, on horseback, in groups small and large, with some including background buildings. All of the photographs are clear and sharp, with the exception of two or three that seem to be overexposed. Original embossed cloth, tied. (7176) The 25th Cavalry Regiment, from 1937 until the "outbreak of the China Incident" (a reference to the Second Sino-Japanese War) was based in the city of Toyohashi, in the eastern Aichi Prefecture. One photograph shows the gates to a compound, now part of Aichi University, which had been used in the late 1930s as the army reserve officer school of the 4th Cavalry Brigade. There are also two photographs of what we have identified as the Toyokawa Inari, a Buddhist Temple in the city of Toyokawa, a short distance for Toyohashi. One of those images shows soldiers gathered with their children in front of the temple; it was the custom to go to the shrine with families before going off to war, for good luck. Several of the photographs picture the soldiers who had care of the horses for the troops and another pictures what appears to be a "commissary" with two soldiers sitting stiffly behind a counter, protecting goods which include cans and bottle, plus a few boxes of "breakfast cocoa" (so labeled in English). The more casual photographs include one of a group of Japanese men in both traditional and western dress enjoying a meal; they are posed seated on the floor which is strewn with many dishes of foods and bottles of drink. Another informal photograph pictures eight men, one in uniform, one in traditional dress, the rest in western clothes (four with Panama-style hats) posed with a pair of kewpie dolls (an unauthorized version of the kewpie doll was manufactured in Japan in the 1920s). An excellent photographic look at Japanese military life on the eve of World War II.

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        The Years

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1937.. First edition, 8vo, (iv), 469, (1) pp. Bookplate of Diana Duncan. Original green cloth, the boards slightly bowed, d.w. designed by Vanessa Bell with slight browning of spine, some very minor chips to the top of the spine and the fold of the upper flap, very good. Kirkpatrick A22a.

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      - Sans lieu ni date [Privately Printed, 1937]. Plaquette in-8, agrafée, tirage à part hors commerce sous couverture propre de ce texte sur Anaïs Nin et son journal intime publié dans la revue londonienne "The Criterion" Volume XVII – Octobre 1937. Couverture un peu salie. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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        Four Months of War. A Pen and Picture Record of the Hostilities Between Japan and China In and Around Shanghai, From August 9th till December 20th, 1937, From the Press of the North China Daily News

      Shanghai: North-China Daily News & Herald Limited N.d. [1937 or 1938]. 143 pp. Scarce. Tan cloth spine over pictorial boards. Wear to spine & spine ends and boards edgeworn. Crease and edgewear to title page. One leaf repaired with sellotape. Some fraying to page edges. Endpaper maps. Narrative of the outbreak of events followed by numerous captioned photographs and illustrations. Details the opening chapter of the Second Sino-Japanese War starting with Japan's victory over Shanghai as documented by the North-China Daily News. Good condition. . Very Good. Cloth Spine. 1937. Oblong 4to..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        HOKURYO: THE NORTHERN TOMBS IN MUKDEN. [A Color Woodblock Print]

      Japan 1937. - Oban color print, second printing, very clean,pencil signed signature & title in lower margin, Japanese title, date in left margin, very nice print, brushed signedin the block, 40 x 26.5 cm., collector's condition. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        [Personal Photo Albums of a Civilian Conservation Corps Member, ca. 1937-1939]

      South Lee, MA, (1937-1939). Very good. Two matching green oblong 4to. string-tied commercial photo albums, each measuring 10.25" x 7" approx. Comprising 145 snapshot photographs, mounted almost entirely recto only, both tape and corner, to 22 and 32 leaves respectively, with remainder of both albums blank. Standard black album pages with each image clearly captioned in white. A handful of images loose, with several more nearly so, and a few pictures apparently perished. Else easily very good or better. Two finely-assembled and well-annotated photo albums belonging to Civilian Conservation Corps enrollee Edward McDonald, during his 1937-39 stint in the 108th Company of the CCC at Beartown State Forest Camp, No. 2153, Project S-66, Massachusetts. Starting in 1935, the work of the 108th was to create a ski area through the thick woods of Beartown. It would eventually become one of the more popular ski destinations in the Northeast throughout the 1940s and 50s, boasting an 820' vertical drop and convenient access from NYC. The album here offered contains numerous images of McDonald's fellow CCC buddies, both individually and in groups, at work and play. Also includes photos of dynamite, earthmoving equipment, heavy application trucks, and tools of the era. Other images of clearing and ancillary construction also on display, as well as many pictures of camp life, with all images notated in McDonald's hand. During The Depression, the CCC offered non-skilled labor opportunities to young, unmarried men, between the ages of 18-25. The paid time was served in six month stints, with a maximum enrollment period of two years. McDonald took full advantage, beginning his service in October of 1937 and ending it on 30 September 1939. The Beartown area today is largely overgrown and little evidence remains of the ski area and work of the 108th. But the work of The CCC is credited with creating the modern ski industry in The Northeast, with many of their projects now among the finest resorts in New England. A revealing document from this influential New Deal program, one that helped launch similar conservation programs in the postwar era, as well as inspire the modern environmental movement.

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        Of Mice and Men

      Covici-Friede, New York 1937 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck. A beautiful copy. This TRUE FIRST EDITION printed by J.J. Little has the misprint of the dot between the 8's on page 88 and the unedited text on page 11 with the word "pendula" present. This ORIGINAL First Issue dustjacket is vibrant in color with minor wear to the edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy authentically inscribed and SIGNED by John Steinbeck housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Weltausstellung - Exposition internationale - Exhibition international Paris 1937,

      . Diessen, Raumbild-Verlag Schönstein, 1937, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 100 Bilder, mit Brille, Text: deutsch - französisch - englisch, Einband nur leicht beriben, Zustand 2 (P139).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        Die Weltausstellung - Exposition internationale - Exhibition international - Paris 1937. 100 Raumbild-Aufnahmen. Mit Original Halbleinen-Schuber. Text: E. P. Frank.

      Diessen am Ammersee, Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein., 1937.. Komplett mit allen 100 Bildern, 111 Seiten. 20,8 x 30,0 cm, silbergeprägtes Original-Leinen im Original Halbleinen-Schuber.. Mit dem seltenen Schuber ! Text dreisprachig: deutsch, französisch und englisch. Brille fehlt, Einband gering berieben, Rückendeckel gering fleckig, Vorsatz und Titel gering stockfleckig, Schuber etwas berieben und bestossen.

      [Bookseller: Ralf Rindle]
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        The Trial

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Translated by Edwin and Willa Muir. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box made by The Chelsea Bindery. Cloth darkened at edges, endpapers and edges foxed; a very good copy in the soiled jacket with toned spine and faded front panel. First edition in English; first published in German in 1925 as Der Process. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page. The Muirs were instrumental in the publication of Kafka in English, and it was at their suggestion the Martin Secker undertook The Castle in 1930. Secker went bankrupt in 1936 and it was Victor Gollancz who issued the Muirs' version of the text that introduced the kafkaesque to the anglophone world. It is their perhaps questionable rendering of the opening line, "Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K …" that is widely considered one of the greatest first lines in world literature. An uncommon book, perhaps as few as 1,000 copies having been sold.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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