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        SOLIDARITÉ INTERNACIONALE ANTIFASCISTE

      S.I.A. 1937 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Localidad: Paris. Tamaño del cartel: 80x1,25 El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1937. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a fine British first edition, first printing in a first printing dust jacket. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. Churchill's piece about Hitler can be a shock to the modern ear, as it underscores his ability to write a balanced appraisal of his subject while expressing his earnest desire to avoid the war that he would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years later. There is a reason this book is still in print today. It was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill's balanced and nuanced perspectives are a good model for many of today's more polemic writers. And naturally, in the course of sketching the character of his contemporaries Churchill necessarily reveals some of his own character and perspective. Churchill's portrait of T.E. Lawrence, published here just a few years before the Second World War, might well have been written about the author rather than by him: "The impression of the personality of Lawrence remains living and vivid upon the minds of his friends, and the sense of his loss is in no way dimmed among his countrymen. All feel the poorer that he has gone from us. In these days dangers and difficulties gather upon Britain and her Empire, and we are also conscious of a lack of outstanding figures with which to overcome them. Here was a man in whom there existed not only an immense capacity for service, but that touch of genius which everyone recognizes and no one can define." (Great Contemporaries, p.164) While some of the subjects of Churchill's sketches have receded into history, many remain well-known and all remain compellingly drawn. This is as engaging a read today as it was in 1937. Here is a collector-grade copy, fine in a very good, unclipped first printing dust jacket. Collectors should note that the first printing dust jacket is unique, with changes to the front flap on the second and subsequent printings. The binding is beautifully square, clean, bright, and tight, with vivid gilt and sharp corners. We note only a touch of wrinkling at the spine heel. The contents are likewise notably bright and clean. We find no previous ownership marks. Differential toning of the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. The blue-stained top edge is clean and retains uniform, unfaded color. A trace of spotting appears confined to the bottom edge of the text block and a single, tiny spot on the fore edge. The dust jacket is unclipped, retaining the original front flap price. The vivid orange color remains very good, just slightly darkened on the jacket spine. Losses are quite modest, confined to fractional loss at the corners and spine heel, a .5 x .5 triangular loss at the upper rear hinge, and just a little loss accompanied by some wrinkling associated with a one inch closed tear at the upper front hinge. A few other short closed tears at the extremities show no loss. There is vintage brown tape reinforcement on the backside of the jacket at the spine ends. A 2 x 1.5 inch semi-circular stain at the front panel fore edge is the only blemish of note. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A105.1.a, Woods/ICS A43(a.1), Langworth p.178

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        The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

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

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        Of Mice and Men

      New York: Covici-Friede Publishers, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue with "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the two 8's of the page number on page 88. In Very Good Minus condition, lacking the dust jacket. Cloth shows several coffee-type stains, and fading to spine. Bump to top corner of upper board. Two dings to edge of page block with nicks to the pages. A few page corners are creased. One of only 2,500 copies of the first issue.

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        Plakat - PKZ. Lithographie.

      Zürich, Wolfsberg Druck, o. J. (1937). 128 x 90 cm, Zustand B, (hinterlegt, Fehlstellen oben links 2 x 4 cm und unten links 1 x 3 cm, randrissig). Preis in CHF: 1200. Das Werbeplakat zeigt einen auf einer Bank sitzenden Anzug.

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        XIV E.F. (Italia imperiale)

      Alfieri & Lacroix per La Rivista illustrata del Popolo d Italia, Milano 1937 - Legatura editoriale in cartone rigido rivestito in celluloide nera con immagine di un grande fascio stilizzato in grigio. Data scritta in bianco, rosso e verde. Ds. con piccole mancanze. Assente la pagina con il titolo Roma Imperiale e il ritratto di Benito Mussolini. Interni in ottime condizioni, salvo una carta staccata: tuttavia non garantiamo l integrità dell opera in assenza di qualsiasi riferimento alle modalità di allestimento (numerazione delle pagine e delle tavole, simboli di collazione, ecc.) Questo è probabilmente il più esaustivo testo di propaganda dell era fascista che, muovendo dalla storia romana, illustra ed esalta le imprese coloniali, le opere di bonifica e le realizzazioni infrastrutturali, la finanza e le industrie del tempo. Frutto di una pluralità di contributi (tra gli altri di A. Solmi, R. Almagià, A. Starace, M. Appelius, A. Lessona, G. Agnelli, V. Azzolini, G. Paolucci Di Calboli) e di una impaginazione e di una grafica di grande impatto visivo curata da M. Luigi Poli con contributi artistici di B. Buffoni, E. Carboni, P. Garretto, R. Micaelles, M. Nizzoli e M. Sironi e con le fotografie di S. Bricarelli, F. Patellani, L. Ridenti e B. Stefani. Folio (cm. 45 x 38), 574 pp nn. illustrate da fotografie anche a piena pagina, da 7 tavv. a colori e da 5 in bianco e nero, tutte su cartone. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gold Ahead

      Denver: The Institute of Financial Education, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition. Side of page block shows foxing. Binding slightly pulled at front paste down. Blue cloth binding shows foxing, soiling and wear, with fraying and rubbing at the corners. Spine is sunned, with the gilt stamping rubbed; fraying at spine ends, and a horizontal, one-inch slit in the cloth about an inch up from the base of the spine. Rare.

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        Thieves' Picnic

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Thieves' Picnic by Leslie Charteris First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1937. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Previous owners bookplate to fep. VG+ in original pictorial dust jacket.

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        Menu]. Cena en honor de D. Juan Belmonte, regalito de la aficion portuguesa.

      (Lisbon), n.pr., 1937. - Printed in red throughout. Full-page caricature of Belmonte fighting a bull on cover. 2 leaves, printed on the rectos only. Large 8°, folded. Fine. Three-line presentation inscription to Francisco Valença from Juan Belmonte, dated 1937, on cover. ---- Signed presentation copy of a menu designed by Francisco Valença for a dinner at A Severa, Lisbon, 17 July 1937 in honor of the Spanish bullfighter Juan Belmonte, inscribed by Belmonte to Valença. Some of the dishes include "Sopa Belmontina," "Pescado a la Média Veronica," and "Ternera Andaluza con salsa torera." Juan Belmonte y García (1892?1962) was considered by many the greatest bullfighter of all time. He revolutionized the art of bullfighting. A close friend of Ernest Hemingway, he is the prototype for one of the characters in Heminway's novel, @The Sun Also Rises, as well as being featured in Hemingway's nonfiction book on bullfighting, @Death in the Afternoon.Francisco Valença (1882?1962) was perhaps the most important twentieth?century Portuguese caricaturist. The article on him in the @Grande enciclopédia portuguesa e brasileira notes that Valença was renowned in Portugal and abroad, comparing him to Bordalo Pinheiro, one of the geniuses of the art of caricature: "Durante toda a sua vida tem constantemente enriquecido com os seus desenhos não só inúmeras páginas da grande maioria dos jornais e revistas de Portugal, como também de França, de Espanha e do Brasil. É, tanto pela extensão da sua obra, como pela sua intenção artística e social, @@um dos maiores caricaturistas portugueses depois de Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, com o qual tem grandes afinidades."Valença began his career in 1900, as director of @O Chinelo, which he founded with André Brun and writer Carlos Simões. Valença also founded @Salão cómico (1902); @Varões assinalados (1909-1911 - winner of the ?Grand Prix? in the Rio de Janeiro exposition of 1922-1923); and @O Moscardo (1913). His work appeared in the following newspapers, journals, and reviews: @A Comédia portuguesa (1902); @Brasil-Portugal (1902-1909); @Suplemento humorístico do Século (1904-1908); @Novidades (1907); @Ilustração portuguesa (1906-1920); @Tiro e sport (1906-1911); @Arte musical (1907-1908); @Alma nacional (1910); @A Sátira (1911); @Eco artístico (1914-1915); @O teatro (1922-1923); @Diário de notícias (the @New York Times of Portugal; 1919-1924, 1930); @O Mundo (1918-1924); @Eco Artístico (1914-1915); @De Teatro (1922-1923); @República (1918); @Ilustração (1926); @Sempre fixe (for 30 years, starting in 1926); @Alma nova (1922-1925); @Portucale (Porto, 1930). He was artistic director of the weekly @O Espectro (1925). Abroad, his work appeared in @Rire (Paris); @Boletin Fermé (Barcelona); and many newspapers and reviews in Rio de Janeiro. Together with Carlos Simões, Valença produced the @Catálogo cómico, with send-ups of works by Portugal?s serious artists shown in the Exposição de Belas Artes in 1914-1919, 1923 and 1924.Valença?s illustrations appeared in numerous special Christmas issues of the @Diário de Notícias and the @Comércio do Porto. He illustrated books for Emília de Sousa Costa, Julieta Ferrão, Alfredo França, Armando Ferreira, Augusto Cunha, Cruz Magalhães, Henrique Marques Junior, Luís Chaves, Magalhães Lima, Tomás de Eça Leal, and others.Original examples of Valença?s work are in the collections of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon; the Museu de Bragança; the Museu Municipal, Porto; the Museu Soares dos Reis, Porto; and the Getty Research Institute.---- See @Grande enciclopedia XXXIII, 880 and Pamplona, @Dicionário de pintores e escultores portugueses V, 310. Not located in OCLC. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Walt Disney Annual

      Racine, WI.: Whitman.. 1937.. 8 color plates, 123 pp, 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards in color pictorial dustjacket. Light wear to extremities, light spotting to cover, light toning to edges of endpapers, interior clean and tight. Overall light foxing to dust jacket, which has edge wear including short tears with a longer (1 inch) tear at head and tail of spine. A very good copy of this scarce book. .

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        The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Screenplay by John V.A. Weaver (based on the 1876 novel by Mark Twain)

      The Selznick International Pictures 1937, 1937. DIRECTOR'S COPY of the Final Shooting Script for the 1938 movie, INSCRIBED BY OSCAR WINNING PRODUCER DAVID O. SELZNICK. Quarto, dated July 16 1937. In a presentation binding of gilt-titled red morocco spine over salmon cloth sides, stamped in gilt with to upper 'Norman Taurog'. Some minor rubbing, cloth shows some blooming. With warm inscription within; 'for Norman- with happy memories of a nice association- and with gratitude for a fine job, David S. 1938'. Directed by Taurog and produced by Selznick, the Oscar-nominated United Artists movie adaptation follows closely Twain's celebrated novel about the life and times of a mischievous boy in 1850 Missouri, and was the first version of the classic tale to be filmed in Technicolor. David O. Selznick [1902-1965], Hollywood renegade and founding Member of The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers, will be forever remembered for Gone With The Wind, 1939, which won eight competitive awards and two special citations from thirteen Oscar nominations - both records for the time. The film is often considered the most beloved, enduring and popular motion picture of all time and Selznick was awarded The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (for creative production) by the Academy in 1939. In the thirties Selznick had already produced such prestige pictures and literary works for the screen, such as King Kong (1933), David Copperfield (1935), A Tale Of Two Cities (1935), Anna Karenina (1935), The Prisoner Of Zenda (1937), and The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer (1938), and at the time of Gone With the Wind's production, he was also preparing Rebecca (1940); He is equally famous for bringing British film-maker Alfred Hitchcock to Hollywood and for their collaberation following Rebecca on films such as Spellbound (1945), The Paradine Case (1947). His interest in Film-noir continued with the Orson Welles classic The Third Man (1950). Throughout the fifties he nurtured his second wife's Jennifer Jones' career, through the films Gone To Earth (1950), Wild At Heart (1952) and A Farewell To Arms (1957), which proved to be his last picture.

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        T'ien Hsia Monthly. Volume V. Nos. 1-5, August, September, October, November, December 1937

      Nanking: Sun Yat-sen Institute for the Advancement of Culture and Education, 1937 - Quarto, 25.5*18*4, 528p. 5 issues bound together, illustrated. Page edges slightly foxed and toned, internally fine and complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Picasso 1937

      Industrie grafiche Pietro Vera 1937 - RARE BOOK - Jaime o Jaume Sabartés Gual (1881-1968) fue un poeta español. Nació en Barcelona, España. Con el seudónimo de Jacobus Sabartés, escribe prosas y poemas, y colabora en la revista Joventut. Estudiante en la Llotja, asiduo de Els Quatre Gats, forma parte, en Barcelona y en París, del grupo de Pablo Picasso, a quien conoce desde 1899, y con el que le unirá una gran amistad a lo largo de toda la vida. Sabartés es un propagandista entusiasta de la obra de Picasso. Algunas roturas (ver fotografía) en su tapa, interior en buen estado. Ejemplar dedicado en Paris el 15 de Diciembre de 1937 al pintor uruguayo Carmelo de Arzadum. Ejemplar de pequeñas dimesiones. WE SEND (upon request) video demonstration of the conservation status of the specimen. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Incredibly intimate and important correspondence between FDR as President and his son-in-law, John Boettiger. "Things international are not so good, but every cloud has a silver lining, and I take it that you on the Coast are a little more aware that there is an effort being made to dominate the Pacific against us."

      Various, 1937-1945. n/a. "Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Collection of original typed memo and letters, six signed. Washington, D.C./ Hyde Park, NY: White House, June 2, 1937-February 4, 1942. Six boldly signed by FDR and one signed by him in type (letters on four-page pale green White House letterhead, memo on single-page ivory White House letterhead), four typed White House letterhead envelopes postmarked, canceled stamps. An intimate and important glimpse in the personal and public life of an American president as the nation stood dangerously poised between the Great Depression and world war, containing letters to FDR?s son-in-law John Boettiger, publisher at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and letters to both John and his wife, FDR?s beloved daughter Anna, one letter dated only weeks after Pearl Harbor.This rare collection of correspondence from President Franklin D. Roosevelt offers an exceptionally intimate and important glimpse into the President?s private and political concerns. This archive consists of four typed letters and a typed signed memo from the President to his son-in-law John Boettiger, and two 1942 typed signed letters to Boettiger and his wife Anna, FDR?s adored daughter, who married Boettiger in 1935. Letters and memo fine with only faint fold lines. A major presidential archive in fine condition.In 1936 Anna and John had moved to Seattle where, at ?Hearst?s invitation, John was made publisher and Anna became associate editor of the women?s pages... Under their leadership the Post-Intelligencer expanded its circulation and the two of them became the toast of the town? (Goodwin, No Ordinary Time, 181). The collection begins with two 1937 typed letters to Boettiger. In the first letter, dated June 2, FDR boldly scrawls ?Private? in his bold cursive beneath the White House letterhead and discusses labor troubles in Seattle. In his September 2nd letter, written from Hyde Park, FDR hints of ?a definite decision... of the Far Eastern situation??"likely hinting to his administration?s subsequent official warning to Americans in China as war between China and Japan escalated. In the first of three 1940 letters, FDR discusses his decision to appoint Senator Lewis Schwellenbach, who would become Truman?s Secretary of Labor, to a judicial post, and writes: ?The political pot boils, of course, in both parties but I lose no sleep over that.? In subsequent 1940 letters he discusses a Post Office appointment and pointedly addresses American preparations for war, especially a war in the Pacific. He notes in his October 1 letter: ?Things international are not so good... and I take it that you on the Coast are a little more aware that there is an effort being made to dominate the Pacific against us.? The collection concludes with two 1942 letters addressed to both Anna and John. In the letter dated January 29, written just weeks after Pearl Harbor, FDR warmly thanks them for a Christmas gift and in his February 4 letter warmly writes with ?best love to each one of you.? Following is a full transcript of the seven letters and memos, and four corresponding typed White House envelopes.1. Typed Letter Signed, ""F.D.R.,"" with ""Private"" written by the President at the top of the letter, on pale green White House letterhead, one page, June 2, 1937. In full, ""Dear John: I have been much interested in your letter and it reminds me of the fact that before you left I told you that so far as labor relationships so, Seattle is without doubt one of the two or three most difficult places in the United Sates. The real point of it all is, of course, that we are in the middle of a formative period. It is our hope, of course, that by the process of evolution machinery can be worked out to meet every need or individual problem and that as a result there will be the responsibility, both on the part of the employers and employees, to live up to agreements. Probably in the process there will have to be an open break with people who, like your friend, insist on being permanently against all employers. The important thing, however, is to wait until such time as people of that kind commit some unpardonable sin which gets the public down on them and it is always worthwhile remembering that if one is to wage a war, it is best not to attack until the other fellow gets himself into an untenable position. I hope to have a chance to talk the thing over with you more fully when you come East. From all I hear and in spite of troubles, the paper is coming might well. Affectionately, [signed] F.D.R.? 2. Typed Letter Signed in Type, ""F.D.R.,""on pale green White House letterhead, but with typescript ?Hyde Park, New York, one page, September 2, 1937. In full, "" Dear John: I quite understand about the story in the P.I. The only difficulty here was the row between the press associations. They nearly bit each other. I cannot make a definite decision until next week on account of the Far Eastern situation, but when I decide and the chances are favorable, I will break the story out of here about eight PM so you will get it for the morning edition. Love to all, Affectionately, [signed in type] F.D.R. / P.S. Just leaving for four days on Long Island Sound.? 3. Typed Letter Signed on pale green White House letterhead, one page, Typescript: ?PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL , March 7, 1940. In full, ""Dear John:?"I find your letter and subsequent note on my return and you will not get this until you get back from Hawaii. I hope you and Anna will get as grand a rest as I did?"though my three days in Honolulu were about the most strenuous I have ever put in. I saw Lew Schwellenbach the other day and he seems to be in a good frame of mind. I will send his nomination for the Judgeship to the Senate about the first of May so that there will be plenty of time for him to be confirmed. He will then remain in the Senate until the close of the session and be sworn in after that. This will give Governor Martin the chance to avoid making an appointment as his successor. I do hope you can put up a real liberal who can win the nomination. Finally, it is infinitely important that Schwellenbach stay through the session. Things here are amazingly quiet with only the appropriation bills and the Trade Agreement to worry about. The political pot boils, of course, in both parties, but I lose no sleep over that. Much love to you both. Don?t breathe it to a soul but I might find it possible if Congress adjourns by June first to go to the Coast in June! Affectionately, [signed] FDR."" Includes mailing envelope also with typescript, ""PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL.""4. Typed Note Signed, ""FDR"" in manuscipt and, ""F.D.R."" in Type on ivory White House letterhead, one page, May 18, 1940. In full, ""MEMORANDUM FOR JOHN BOETTIGER. The Post Office matter finally came to a head. The name of Geroge Starr came over in a long list from the Postmaster General. I sent it back. It was returned with an explanation that his record as Postmaster had been good?"consistently up in the 90?s. Then I called up Magnuson who said that while he was not his first choice, he would interpose no objection and thought it better all around for harmony to let it go through. Bone and Schwellenbach interpose no objection. So there you are. If I turn him down personally now it will be said that I merely did not like the color of his hair and that everybody else has endorsed him. Under the circumstances I have sent the name to the Senate! Ain?t it Hell! [signed] FDR [signed in type] F.D.R.? Includes original mailing envelope.5. Typed Letter Signed, ""FDR,"" on pale green White House letterhead, 1.5 pages, October 1, 1940. In full, ""Dear John:?"There seems to be some mix-up which I am trying to straighten out. I think Schwellenbach would resign but we are not 100% certain that Wallgren will be appointed. The next few days will tell. I am just back from another short inspection trip?"Aberdeen Proving Ground, Martin Bomber factor and Camp Meade. I was able to make a few practical suggestions and the main point of these trips which has never yet appeared in print is that the places visited by me?"Arsenals, Navy Yards, private plants, etc.?"get a real enthusiasm and speed-up production during the days following my visit. It does seem to help. Things international are not so good but every cloud has its silver lining, and I take it at that you on the Coast are a little more aware that there is an effort being made to dominate the Pacific against us. I do wish I could see you and Anna before Election, and I do wish I could get out to the coast but I like to thing that the [continued on next page] Coast knows the real reason is that I have to stick close to home plate. Ever so much love to you both and to the children, Affectionately, [signed] FDR.? Includes original mailing envelope.6. Typed Letter Signed, ""F.DR,"" on pale green White House letterhead, one page, January 29, 1942. In full, ""Dearest Sis and John: I have not had a chance before this to thank you for that delightful ?sailor and gal? which you sent me for Christmas. They are grand and I am taking them up to the Hilltop Cottage. We missed you all very much through the holidays and hope you can come on for a visit some time soon. Much love to all. Affectionately, [signed] F.DR.? Includes original mailing envelope.7. Typed Letter Signed, ""FDR,"" on pale green White House letterhead,one page, February 4, 1942. In full, ""Dearest Anna and John: It gave me real joy to have your message and to know that all of you were thinking of me. Ever so many thanks, and best love to each one of you. Affectionately, [signed] FDR ."" Rear page containing small penciled notation in an unidentified manuscript hand, crossed over: ?Left town Thurs. a.m. just before leaving [unclear] Times.?"

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        There Ain't No Justice

      Jonathan Cape London (1937) - First Edition. Rare Hubin listed mystery novel of a professional boxer in London and all the seamy underbelly of city life. "A large collection of local thugs, bullies, loafers, and ordinary working people are all vividly portrayed against a background of tenements, saloons, and boxing clubs." Basis for the 1939 United Kingdom produced film directed by Pen Tennyson and starring Jimmy Hanley and Edward Rigby. Very Good, top spine end modestly bumped, bookplate of Steinbeck's bibliographer Adrian Homer Goldstone at front pastedown, in nearly Very Good price-clipped and soiled dustjacket, shallow loss at spine ends and flap corners, wear at flap folds. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spanish Testament

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. With an Introduction by The Duchess of Atholl. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. A trace of foxing to edges; a superb copy in the slightly soiled jacket with sunned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. The author and journalist Arthur Koestler's first published book, this is his personal narrative of his adventures as a journalist in the Spanish civil war, and the most influential of the books published on the civil war by the LBC (Ruth Dudley Edwards, Victor Gollancz: A Biography, 2012, p. 269). Victor Gollancz's characteristically striking jacket (which is rare) advertises "his experiences as the News Chronicle correspondent: & how he was present at the fall of Malaga: his arrest: weeks in prison under sentence of death." The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title.

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        "Thank you so very much for praising Melanie," writes Margaret Mitchell about a major "Gone With the Wind" character. "So many of my readers overlook her because the flamboyance of Scarlett casts her in the shade."

      Atlanta, Georgia, July 2, 1937. 7.25" x 11". "(1) Typed Letter Signed ""Margaret Mitchell Marsh,"" 1 page, 7.25"" x 11"". Atlanta, Georgia, July 26, 1937. To Professor John W. Draper, Department of English, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. With original postmarked envelope. In full, ""My dear Professor Draper: Thank you so very much for the many kind things you wrote about my novel. Thank you so very much for praising Melanie. So many of my readers overlook her because the flamboyance of Scarlett casts her in the shade. I am so glad you thought her 'a great lady' indeed.""I appreciate your interest in the matter of the French translation of ""Gone With the Wind"" and I am flattered that you took the trouble to write to Professor Dottin about it. I realize how much of the flavor of a book can be lost in translation and I sincerely hope that the French version of my book is an excellent one. However, I have no say in the matter, as I have put the sales of foreign rights and translations in the hands of an agent, Miss Marion Saunders, 27 East 35th Street, New York. I believe she is at present negotiating with a French publisher, so, may I suggest that you or Professor Dottin get into connection with her. Thanks again for your fine letter. Cordially, Margaret Mitchell Marsh (Mrs. John R. Marsh)."" Olivia de Havilland was nominated for the 1939 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Melanie in ""Gone With the Wind."" Prof. Draper sent de Havilland a copy of Mitchell's July 26, 1937, letter. De Havilland replied:(2) Typed Letter Signed ""Olivia de Havilland,"" 1 page, 8.25"" x 10.5"". Paris, France, September 10, 1971. To Prof. Draper with original postmarked stamped envelope. On lightweight paper. Fine condition.In full, ""Dear Professor Draper, It has distressed me that my unusually heavy domestic obligations have made it difficult for me to write to you. Even though you have not heard from me, I am sure you understand how much I appreciated your kindness in sending me your perceptive article concerning Gone With The Wind, which, together with a copy of Margaret Mitchell's letter to you of July 26th, 1937, appeared in the University Bulletin. Your penetrating comments regarding the character of Melanie were of special interest to me, of course. This brings you my grateful good wishes, my kindest regards, Yours sincerely, Olivia de Havilland.""(3) Book, ""Gone With the Wind"" by Margaret Mitchell. New York: The Macmillan Company,1936. 25th Printing, November 1936. Minor flaws. Good condition. Signed ""Leslie Draper"" and ""This is one of the greatest novels in / all literature. / John W. Draper"" on front free-endpaper.(4) Printed transcript titled ""A Letter from Margaret Mitchell"" in which Prof. Draper discusses the letter which he had written to Mitchell, praising Melanie. In part, ""Among other matters, I pointed out that Melanie, though overshadowed by the primitive flamboyance of Scarlett, must have been far more difficult to express ... Hollywood made much ado about finding an actress to play Scarlett; but the real problem of casting must have been Melanie, for so few producers or actors on the screen had any notion from their own backgrounds what a lady was like. Olivia de Havilland, however, was perfect for the part ..."""

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        The Diary of T.E. Lawrence MCMXI

      London: Corvinus Press, 1937., 1937. Limited Edition to 203 copies of which this is No. 167 and printed on Parchment Substitute Paper. Publisher's brown morocco spine with gilt titles, light brown speckled rough paper covered boards with parchment corners. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 13 photographs '... at the end of the volume ... taken by the author during the time the diary was being written...'. Tissue guards present, a few with minor chips. A superb, clean copy held in its original brown slipcase, rubbed and a little frayed, reinforced at spine. Lawrence's Syrian diary from 1911, kept on his solitary "off-season" journey on foot through the north of the country, where he had been employed on an archaelogical dig. "This was the most ambitious and handsome volume published by the Corvinus Press, in an edition limited to 203 copies. The text was reprinted in Oriental Assembly" (O'Brien).

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        SERENADE

      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 green variant dustjacket (one of three, with no established priority); 314pp, [2]. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped, with two discreet closed tears and just a hint of sunning to the white portions of the spine. An attractive copy of Cain's second novel, a tangled story involving an opera singer, a wealthy musicologist, and a Mexican-Indian prostitute. Basis for the 1956 Anthony Mann film starring Mario Lanza, Joan Fontaine, and Sara Montiel.

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        Round Of Golf [THIRD EDITION DATED 1937 PUBLISHED BY THE LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY]

      London North Eastern Railway Company, 1937, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, Third edition'This little book contains accounts of some courses on the LNER. The total number is past counting, to say nothing of describing; so I have chosen just a few in different parts of the country, of different types and qualities and attractions. Of some I know every yard and every bunker; to others I have made too brief pilgrimages, but I have had good fun on all of them and I hope other people may have it too. ' B.D. Book - in Very Good card covers with an illustrated front cover - light marking/light grubbiness to the white back cover, just a touch rubbed to the extreme top of the spine. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. Now in New Glassine Jacket. An Attractive Copy. [SEE SCAN]. Size: 8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 126 pages. Illustrated with 31 full page photographs and 2 fold out maps showing golf courses in England and Scotland on the L.N.E R with nearest stations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Billiards. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5234.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, First UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Fine Binding with Foredge Painting

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. First Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1937. First Edition, Second impression published 1937, same year as 1st impression. Decorative map endpapers lifted and reused, with 4 color and 9 mono plates all in excellent condition. The second impression is important for the addition of the 4 color illustrations by the author. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's color illustrations. One of only 1877 copies of the original 2300 that survived the bombing of London in November 1940. This copy has been elegantly rebound by the Temple Bindery in full Dark Green Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens original Dragon design gilt stamped on the front board with a single gilt rule to the edges. The rear board has the single gilt rule, while the spine features raised bands, compartments with Title and Author inlayed on Dark Maroon Morocco leather. Has no writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, with only a few spots of foxing noted in the text block or on the maps. All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with a foredge painting of Bilbo, The Dragon, and Gandalf on forward edge, and Gollum, Barrels out of Bounds, and Lake Town to the reverse edge. A beautiful copy, in a fabulous finely crafted binding. A custom green cloth slipcase is included to protect and display this wonderful copy. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / No Jacket.

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        BOMBES SUR MADRID - CIVILISATION ! Guernica - Une des plus impressionnantes affiches de la guerre d'Espagne.

      1937 - Helio Cachan, atelier Jean Carlu, s.d. (1937). Dimension : 570X796mm. Extraordinaire affiche de Jean Carlu créée suite aux bombes lancées sur Guernica par l'aviation allemande au service de Franco. 2 taches, un petit trou, plis. Voir les 4 photos. (Photomontage, propagande de guerre). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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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. "

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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."

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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.

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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).

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        SERENADE - INSCRIBED ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION

      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).

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        AIR MAIL ACROSS THE PACIFIC SAN FRANCISCO TO HONG KONG.

      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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        Serenade

      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.

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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

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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.

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        BACKGROUND TO DANGER - SIGNED, OTTO PENZLER'S COPY

      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.

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