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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).

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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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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        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.

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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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        SPOT MURDER AT W 37TH ST, BETWEEN 11-12TH AVES

      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."

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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.

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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'.

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        IMAGES OF JAPANESE CAVALRYMEN IN THE LATE-1930'S, AS COLLECTED IN A PHOTO ALBUM

      [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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        UN ETRE ETOILIQUE.

      - 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]

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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..

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Bernstein ein deutscher Werkstoff. Seine künstlerische Verarbeitung vom Mittelalter bis zum 18. Jahrhundert.

      Berlin, Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, 1937 - Mit 40 Abbildungen im Text und 118 Tafeln mit 317 Abbildungen. 272 x 358 mm, 83+118, O-Leinen mit goldgeprägtem Deckel- und Rückentitel, , Name auf Vortitel, Einband minimal begriffen, Seiten tadellos - In sehr gutem Zustand. 2200 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schoenberg [Subtitle]: Articles by Arnold Schoenberg Erwin Stein César Saerchinger Roger Sessions Carl Engel Louis Danz Franz Werfel Otto Klemperer Nicholas Slonimsky Ernst Krenek Richard Buhlig Paul Stefan Boris de Schloezer Eduard Steuermann José Rodriguez Paul Amadeus Pisk Adolph Weiss Berthold Viertel Merle Armitage 1929 to 1937 Foreword by Leopold Stokowski Affirmations by Arnold Schoenberg A Bibliography of Schoenberg Works Portraits by Edward Weston and George Gershwin A Self Portrait by Arnold Schoenberg Candid Camera Photographs by Otto Rothschild and Two Ink Drawings by Carlos Dyer

      New York: G. Schirmer. 1937. Octavo. Original publisher's quarter decorative black cloth boards with titling embossed to upper, black leather title label gilt to spine. 1f. (blank), 1f. (half-title), [i] (printed dedication: "to the late Alban Berg"), [i] ("Criticism" - five quotations), [i] (blank), [ii] (title to verso and recto), [i] (blank), [ii] (contents), [i] (foreword), [i] (blank), 70 (text, with some blank, unpaginated versos between contributions), 2ff. (two abstract ink drawings by Carlos Dyer), 75-305 (continuation of text, with some blank, unpaginated versos between contributions), 307-15 (list of Schoenberg's compositions up to op. 37), [i] (blank), 317-19 (acknowledgments), [iii] (blank) pp. + 7ff. illustrative plates. With copyright statement to front free endpaper. One of only 50 special copies, each signed by Schoenberg on the half- title. Marks in pencil to pp. 24-27, 87, 109, 128, 249-270 (passim), 305, 308, and 311. Binding slightly worn. Browning to edges of endpapers and first few leaves; several small stains. . "Second" edition. Rare. OCLC 19991211 (2 copies only, at The Paul Sacher Stiftung and the Musikakademie der Stadt Basel). The Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna also records an annotated copy in their collection. The first (trade) edition was also published in 1937. The present copy, designated by the publisher as the second edition, might actually be more accurately described as a first edition, special limited issue. "Merle Armitage... was born near Mason City, Iowa, on his father's cattle ranch/farm. Self-educated, he began his varied career as a civil engineer for the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient railroad. He next worked as a designer of sets and costumes in the theatre world of New York City. From designing he moved on to become an impresario, managing the concert tours of many leading performers. His clients include such artists as: John McCormack, Mme. Schumann-Heink, Alice Nielson, Will Rogers, Martha Graham, and Igor Stravinsky. He co-founded the Los Angeles Grand Opera Association in 1924, and served as its general manager for eight seasons. From 1933 to 1939 he was manager of the Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles. There he presented Leopold Stokowski in 1937, and George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in 1938. Armitage was, at one time, president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and art director of Quick and Look Magazine. He was a book designer and author, with over one hundred books to his credit. Many of the books he wrote and/or designed were concerned with the artists, composers, and performers with whom he was associated." Website of the University of Iowa

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        Four Months of War - A Pen and Picture Record of the Hostilities Between Japan and China in and Around Shanghai August 9th Till December 20th , 1937

      North-China Daily News and Herald Ltd., Shanghai 1937 - Brown cloth spine with pictorial papered boards. 144 pages. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with contemporary photographs with explanatory text and Sketches and Cartoons by Sapajou . The boards and spine are all fairly good, internally the binding is coming loose on the threads and opening up at the contents page. All pages complete and in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris 1937. A la gloire de Paris ce livre est dédié par la municipalité parisienne a été écrit, illustreé, gravé et imprimé l'an MCMXXXVII.

      J.-G. Daranges, Paris 1937 - Paris J.-G. Daranges 1937. 35,5x28 cm. Avec 62 gravures (dont 31 en pleine page et 31 dans le texte). En feuilles, sous chemise, dans une cassette. No. 49/200 exemplaires numérotés réservés aux souscripteurs (tirage 500 exemplaires numérotés). - Textes et gravures: Présence de Paris par Paul Valéry, gravures de Jean-Gabriel Daragnès & Pierre Dubreuil. - Seine, berceau de Paris par Raymond Escholier, gravures de Gernez & Jean Puy. - Paris vu de la cité par André Suarès, gravures d'Henri Matisse & Vergé-Sarrat. - Du Louvre aux Tuileries par Louis Hautecoeur, gravures d'Albert Marquet & Léopold-Lévy. - Le quartier des Halles par Léon Daudet, gravures de A. Dunoyer de Segonzac & Pierre Falké. - L'Hôtel de Ville par René Gillouin, gravures de Antral & Clément Serveau. - L'ile Saint-Louis par Jean-Jacques Brousson, gravures de R. Lotiron & G. Ambroselli. - Le Marais par Jean Robiquet, gravures de G. Dufrenoy & J. Le Tournier. - La montagne Saint-Geneviève par Georges Duhamel, gravures de Vlaminck & Kayser. - Quartier Latin par Jérôme et Jean Tharaud, gravures de Othon Friesz & Berthold Mahn. - Mon VI. Arrondissement par Pierre Champion, gravures de André Derain & Constant Le Breton. - Un jardin, deux avenues par Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, gravures de Van Dongen & J. Laboureur. - Les boulevards par Gérard Bauër, gravures de Chas Laborde & Carlos Reymond. - Quai d'Orsay par Jean Giraudoux, gravures de Henri Lebasque & Jacques Bouillaire. - Le Champ de Mars par Paul Morand, gravures de René Durey & André Lhote. - Mes Champs-Elysées par Gérard d'Houville, gravures de Raoul Dufy & Jean-Louis Boussingault. - Jardins de Paris par Abel Bonnard, gravures de Luc-Albert Moreau & Marie Laurencin. - Faubourg Saint-Honoré par Maurice Bedel, gravures de Pierre Bonnard & Jean Marchand. - La Bibliothèque nationale par Julien Cain, gravures de Eugène Corneau & Maurice Berdon. - Faubourg Montmartre par Francis Carco, gravures de Edouard Vuillard & André Dignimont. - Montmarte par Pierre Mac-Orlan, gravures de Charles Camoin & D. Galanis. - Belleville à vol d'âme par Charles-Henry Hisch, gravures de Maurice Asselin & Maurice Savin. - Belleville-Ménilmontant par Jules Romains, gravures de Laure Bruni & Picart Le Doux. - Le Père-Lachaise par Jean Cassou, gravures de Edouard Goerg & Chériane. - Bêtes par Colette, gravures de Gus Bofa & Guyot. - De la Sante aux Gobelins par Lucien Descaves, gravures de Jean Frelaut & Louis Neillot. - Montparnasse par Léon-Paul Fargue, gravures de Kisling & Louis Touchagues. - Petit-Montrouge par André Thérive, gravures de de Gromaire & Roger Grillon. - Songes de Passy par Tristan Derème, gravures de Edmond Céria & Roland Oudot. - Les églises de Paris par Paul Claudel, gravures de Georges Desvaillières & Hermine David. - Les musées par Georges Huisman, gravures de Gabriel Belot & Renefer. - Sprache: Französisch En feuilles, sous chemise, dans une cassette.

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        Paris 1937. A la gloire de Paris ce livre est dedie par la municipalite parisienne a ete ecrit, illustree, grave et imprime l'an MCMXXXVII.

      Paris J.-G. Daranges 1937.. 35,5x28 cm. Avec 62 gravures (dont 31 en pleine page et 31 dans le texte). En feuilles, sous chemise, dans une cassette.. No. 49/200 exemplaires numerotes reserves aux souscripteurs (tirage 500 exemplaires numerotes). - Textes et gravures: Presence de Paris par Paul Valery, gravures de Jean-Gabriel Daragnes & Pierre Dubreuil. - Seine, berceau de Paris par Raymond Escholier, gravures de Gernez & Jean Puy. - Paris vu de la cite par Andre Suares, gravures d'Henri Matisse & Verge-Sarrat. - Du Louvre aux Tuileries par Louis Hautecoeur, gravures d'Albert Marquet & Leopold-Levy. - Le quartier des Halles par Leon Daudet, gravures de A. Dunoyer de Segonzac & Pierre Falke. - L'Hotel de Ville par Rene Gillouin, gravures de Antral & Clement Serveau. - L'ile Saint-Louis par Jean-Jacques Brousson, gravures de R. Lotiron & G. Ambroselli. - Le Marais par Jean Robiquet, gravures de G. Dufrenoy & J. Le Tournier. - La montagne Saint-Genevieve par Georges Duhamel, gravures de Vlaminck & Kayser. - Quartier Latin par Jerome et Jean Tharaud, gravures de Othon Friesz & Berthold Mahn. - Mon VI. Arrondissement par Pierre Champion, gravures de Andre Derain & Constant Le Breton. - Un jardin, deux avenues par Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, gravures de Van Dongen & J. Laboureur. - Les boulevards par Gerard Bauer, gravures de Chas Laborde & Carlos Reymond. - Quai d'Orsay par Jean Giraudoux, gravures de Henri Lebasque & Jacques Bouillaire. - Le Champ de Mars par Paul Morand, gravures de Rene Durey & Andre Lhote. - Mes Champs-Elysees par Gerard d'Houville, gravures de Raoul Dufy & Jean-Louis Boussingault. - Jardins de Paris par Abel Bonnard, gravures de Luc-Albert Moreau & Marie Laurencin. - Faubourg Saint-Honore par Maurice Bedel, gravures de Pierre Bonnard & Jean Marchand. - La Bibliotheque nationale par Julien Cain, gravures de Eugene Corneau & Maurice Berdon. - Faubourg Montmartre par Francis Carco, gravures de Edouard Vuillard & Andre Dignimont. - Montmarte par Pierre Mac-Orlan, gravures de Charles Camoin & D. Galanis. - Belleville a vol d'ame par Charles-Henry Hisch, gravures de Maurice Asselin & Maurice Savin. - Belleville-Menilmontant par Jules Romains, gravures de Laure Bruni & Picart Le Doux. - Le Pere-Lachaise par Jean Cassou, gravures de Edouard Goerg & Cheriane. - Betes par Colette, gravures de Gus Bofa & Guyot. - De la Sante aux Gobelins par Lucien Descaves, gravures de Jean Frelaut & Louis Neillot. - Montparnasse par Leon-Paul Fargue, gravures de Kisling & Louis Touchagues. - Petit-Montrouge par Andre Therive, gravures de de Gromaire & Roger Grillon. - Songes de Passy par Tristan Dereme, gravures de Edmond Ceria & Roland Oudot. - Les eglises de Paris par Paul Claudel, gravures de Georges Desvaillieres & Hermine David. - Les musees par Georges Huisman, gravures de Gabriel Belot & Renefer. -

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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrated by the Author

      George Allen and Unwin Ltd, London, 1937., 1937. First edition, first impression. 8vo. With thirteen illustrations and two end-paper maps. Fine. Recent dark green full morocco, all edges gilt. Internally very clean. A handsome copy of a scarce book in a very attractive Chelsea Bindery full leather binding. Hammond A3

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        TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First American Edition. First Printing, one of 10,130 copies. Octavo; black cloth, with green blocks titled in gilt on spine panel; beige topstain; dustjacket; 262pp. Light offsetting to pastedowns and endpapers, with a barely perceptible hint of dustiness to panels; very Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, with a few pinpoint rubs to the crown and upper cornertips; very Near Fine. Basis for the 1944 Howard Hawks film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their first pairing on the big screen. Hanneman A14a.

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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1937. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. This is a fine copy of the British first edition, first printing in the 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 compelling a read today as it was in 1937. Here is a collector-grade copy, fine in an almost 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 excellent - square, tight, and bright with nicely rounded spine, sharp corners, bright gilt, and virtually no wear. We note only a hint of shelf wear to the lower corners. The contents are likewise unusually bright. A barely discernible trace of spotting is confined to the otherwise clean fore and bottom edges. The blue-stained top edge is clean and retains uniform, unfaded color. Mild differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms that this copy has spent life jacketed. A previous owner name in pencil and the date "Oct, 1937" (the month of publication) appear on the first free endpaper. We note also the tiny inkstamp of a Toronto bookseller in the lower left corner. The dust jacket is in near very good condition. The unclipped front flap still retains the original price. The distinctive orange color remains strong, with only barely discernible color shift to the spine. The jacket is clean, apart from a few small and faint moisture stains to the spine. We note fractional loss to the lower spine and corners, a strip loss of less than .25 inch at the spine head, and a 1 x .75 inch triangular loss at the upper right corner of the rear face. 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 Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A

      San Francisco.: Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd.. Copyright 1937.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, image 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches. 1/4 inch tear to upper right edge (outside map area), some soft creases from rolling, faint spots to lower left corner and left upper edge; overall very good condition. Very decorative map by Parker Edwards in deep blues, burnt umber, pink etc. The flowers of Hawaii are pictured and named in the upper border and the fish of Hawaii in the lower border. Little pictographs highlight geographical and historical details. .

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        Die Weltausstellung Paris 1937. 100 Raumbild-Aufnahmen (davon 98 Bilder vorhanden - ohne Brille)

      Raumbild-Verlag Diessen am Ammersee 1937. 98 von 100 Bildern in sauberer Erhaltung vorhanden (davon 76 Bilder entnehmbar). Brille fehlt. Großformatige Hardcoverausgabe, Leineneinband mit Silberdruck, 111 Seiten. Gutes Exemplar. Selten..

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        Gold Ahead

      Denver: The Institute of Financial Education, 1937: First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition. Clean text, though pages are age toned. Light insecting to edge of page block. Cloth shows edge wear, with fraying to spine ends and an abrasion to the rear edge of the spine near the bottom. Spine cloth faded. Rare.

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        Italiani di Mussolini in A.O

      1937. GARATTI, Celso Maria. Italiani di Mussolini in A.O. 569 pp. Profusely illustrated. Large folio, bound in publisher's cloth with spine made from copper tubes, and onlaid metal axe on the front cover. Bologna: L. Cappelli, 1937. |~||~||~||~| A stupendous object, in a binding that is completely over the top. Fascist bombast at its most preposterous. The binding mimics the fascist fasces, and even though this copy bears the number 672, presumably was not produced in a large quantity, and represents one of the few bindings which could be melted down and put to a more useful existence. The layout shows the surprising influence of the avant garde of the twenties and thirties, which is at variance with the subject matter, namely the brilliant conquest of poorly armed Africans by Mussolini's military might. Surely one of the most striking and rarest of photobooks. Very rare, with OCLC recording just fives copies in the US and one copy in Italy.

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        Büsing & Co. Swimsuit Catalogue

      [Reutlingen: Büsing & Co., 1937]. Near fine in boards, marked with the Büsing & Co. stamp and other pencil notations, housed in a cloth slipcase.. Octavo. Unique handmade accordion-fold booklet, comprised of eighteen 4 5/8 X 6 3/4 inch black-and-white photographic pinup portraits of bathing beauties by the shore. Presumably used as a preliminary mockup for a Büsing & Co. catalogue, the images showcase two-piece and one-piece swimsuit designs for women by the German apparel company. Each print has been labeled with a number along the bottom border, which correlates to the item number for each suit.

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        They Found Atlantis Signed Dennis Wheatley

      UK: Hutchinson, 1937. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. They Found Atlantis by Dennis Wheatley Signed and Inscribed First Edition Hutchinson 1937. No foxing or browning, covers bright and unmarked - fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY DENNIS WHEATLEY to title page - (also with a loosely inserted photograph). A superb copy.

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