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        The Scattering of Electrons by a Single Crystal of Nickel.London: Macmillan, 1927. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first announcement of the discovery of electron diffraction in crystals, i.e., the famous Davisson-Germer experiment which confirmed de Broglie's hypothesis of the wave-particle duality of matter. Davisson was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize for the "experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals".<br/><br/> ❧ PMM 417 (note); A Century of Nature, Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World, 28; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 505; Brandt, Harvest of a Century, p. 132. <br/><br/> (Printing and the Mind of Man:) "At the end of the nineteenth century most scientists thought that matter was made up of hard atoms, which were somehow also elastic, and that light was a wave motion of the ether...<br/><br/> "These beliefs were shaken when Einstein [in 1905] applied quantum theory to the photo-electric effect and showed that light there behaves as though it were particulate, made up of 'photons', and not at all as one would expect a wave motion to behave... So there seemed to be two sorts of phenomenon that required two different, and incompatible, theories of light to explain them. <br/><br/> "The simple atoms of Dalton had already been modified before 1926 by the discoveries of radio-activity and the splitting of the atom; but now the Duc de Broglie- in 'Waves and Movements'- proposed an even more radical amendment. Light had been shown to behave as though it were waves and also as though it were particles; matter had been always supposed to be made up of particles, but perhaps it shared the duality of light. Perhaps indeed there might be circumstances in which matter might behave as though it were a wave. <br/><br/> "This idea was tested and confirmed by Davisson and Germer in 1927.They directed a beem of electrons on to a crystal of metal, and found that instead of bouncing off, as particles would, the beam was diffracted; just as the X-rays had been in the experiments of von Laue and Braggs [1912]... <br/><br/> "Thus the duality of both light and matter had been established, and physicists had to come to terms with fundamental particles which defied simple theories and demanded two sets of 'complementary' descriptions, each applicable under certain circumstances, but incompatible with one another." <br/><br/> "Davisson and Germer submitted their results to <i>Nature</i> in early March and their paper was published on 16 April. It contains a detailed comparison between their reflected beams and those that would be produced by illuminating the crystal with X-rays. There were thirteen reflected beams in all, of which ten corresponded to those seen in X-ray diffraction... <br/><br/> "Davisson and Germer used their diffraction data to calculate wavelengths for the electrons of different energies, and these wavelengths agree with de Broglie's formula. This led to the inescapable conlusion that electrons behave like waves." (Tonomura in <i>A Century of Nature</i>, pp. 28-29).. In: Nature, pp. 558-560 of no. 2998, vol. 119, April 16, 1927. 8vo (268 x 191 mm), the entire issue in the original printed wrappers offered here - a very fine and unmarked copy in its original state

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        The Dusky Hour

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Edges foxed; an excellent copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine, and a few nicks to extremities. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series, published in the US in 1941 under the title Death in the Chalk Pits. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page.

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        They Crashed the Color Line! (The Color Line Series #5)

      National Urban League, 1937. Soft covered with red paper and black lettering, stapled binding, 31 pages. Originally published as "He Crashed the Color Line" in 1933 as volume 3 in The Color Line Series. Contains short biographies of Dora Oma Atkins, Thomas R. Lewis, E. Simms Campbell, Walter Arthur Gordon, Elmer Smith, Margaret Logan. Cover moderately worn and soiled, damp staining along top edge, damp stain persists throughout book with the heaviest in the front with reddish stains on pages opposite the paper covers and back while lighter on the middle pages, pages age toned. Text easily readable. Scans available. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Thus. Softcover. Good -.

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        Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf

      Im Deutschen Verlag, Berlin 1937 - Folio. 280, [4]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust jacket over orange cloth with gilt decoration and lettering on cover and spine. Illustrated with 273 spectacular captioned photogravures, this seminal work in the history of sports begins with the pillars of the Parthenon and ends with the stacks of film reels on Leni Riefenstahl's shelves. The photographs were taken from the author's groundbreaking film "Olympia," the first documentary feature film of the Olympic Games ever made and widely noted for its technical and aesthetic achievements. Although Josef Goebbels told Riefenstahl to ignore non-Aryan athletes, she filmed and photographed (as seen in this work) competitors of all races, including African-American Jesse Owens. Includes two photos of Hitler, one as the German team enters the stadium, the other with Reichssportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten. The last section of the book documents the preparation of the Olympic film, showing cameras on dollies, and tracks, cranes, and swivels submerged in pits and suspended from balloons. There are underwater cameras, miniature and giant cameras, cameras on towers and boats. Foreword in German, captions in German, French, English, Spanish and Italian. Small tears on inside of dj top- and bottom edge repaired with clear tape. Staining, creasing and minor chipping on dj. Tight copy with dust jacket in overall good-, binding and interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        They Crashed the Color Line! (The Color Line Series #5)

      National Urban League 1937 - Soft covered with red paper and black lettering, stapled binding, 31 pages. Originally published as "He Crashed the Color Line" in 1933 as volume 3 in The Color Line Series. Contains short biographies of Dora Oma Atkins, Thomas R. Lewis, E. Simms Campbell, Walter Arthur Gordon, Elmer Smith, Margaret Logan. Cover moderately worn and soiled, damp staining along top edge, damp stain persists throughout book with the heaviest in the front with reddish stains on pages opposite the paper covers and back while lighter on the middle pages, pages age toned. Text easily readable. Scans available. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The 9th [Ninth] Gurkha Rifles, 1817 - 1936 together with The 9th [Ninth] Gurkha Rifles, 1937-1947 (Two Volume Set)

      London: The Royal United Service Institution / The Regimental Association (U.K.) 9th Gurkha Rifles, 1937. Both volumes in the original green cloth with black cloth spines. Silver lettering on the spine and the regimental insignia stamped in silver on the front panel. Volume one: 1937. Very good to near fine. 275 pp. with appendices and index. Illustrated with photos and maps. Gift inscription on ffep dated 1949. Some spotting to the edges and a light stamp to the bottom edge. Some very minor wear to the edges. Volume two: 1953. Near Fine. 355 pp. with index. Illustrated with photos and maps. Stamp to the bottom edge. This set may require extra shipping charges due to weight.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        The Nonesuch Dickens

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. Twenty-four volumes complete - The Pickwick Papers; Barnaby Rudge; Christmas Books; Collected Papers (two volumes); Dombey and Son; Great Expectations / Hard Times; Little Dorrit; Martin Chuzzlewit; The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Christmas Stories; The Old Curiosity Shop; Oliver Twist; The Personal History of David Copperfield; A Tale of Two Cities; American Notes etc; Bleak House; Letters (three volumes); Nicholas Nickleby; Our Mutual Friend; Reprinted Pieces; Sketches By Boz and the Wood block 'volume'. Original cloth in varying colours with morocco title labels, all edges untrimmed, top edge gilt 'in the rough'. A few spines slightly faded, very slightly rubbed. Page edges slightly browned, occasional light off setting from plates, but generally bright and clean. One of eight hundred and seventy-seven sets each with one of the original plates or engravings, this set with the woodcut entitled 'The Carrier's Cart' by Stanfield, with the letter of authenticity from the Deputy Chairman of Chapman and Hall. This does not have the 'Nonesuch Dickensiana' volume sometimes found with the set, which was effectively the prospectus for the set and was given away to anyone who requested it. Dreyfus 108. First Thus. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). 8vo. Limited Edition.

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        El Partido Comunista dice Todo el pueblo español... nuesta partido, el Partido Comunista ... ocupará, como siempre, sin vaciolaciones ni regateos, un puesto de vanguarida ... ganaremos la guerra

      Bardelona: el Comité Central, [1937?. Huge 43x60 inch wall poster, printed in two halves, top and bottom, designed to be aligned when pasting on a wall or other public space, wear along the edges resulting from posting, fold creases; the two parts have been pasted together with several strips of Japan paper. The black text overlays a faint red star with hammer and sickle emblem.

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        Monetary Nationalism and International Stability - Publications of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland No. 18

      Longmans, Green and Co., London 1937 - Spine sunned, Binding and hinges intact. Very light foxing to endpapers and front edge Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Whirlaway: An introduction to palaeontology in the form of a tale for children

      Hutchinson, 1937. Hardcover. Good/POOR. 1937. 236 pages. Pink cloth boards with blue pictorial dust jacket. Tightly bound bright pages with light tanning and foxing to text block edge and endpapers. Charming B&W illustrations throughout. Area of moderate bleaching to the top of the text block edge. Heavy sunning to the spine and edges of the boards. Light soiling to the bottom of the spine. Light edge wear with light corner bumping. The dust jacket is unclipped. The dust jacket is completely torn down the back edge of the spine with heavy tape repairs to all DJ spine edges. Moderate chipping, tearing and tanning to the dust jacket spine and its extremities.

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        MYSTERY ON THE QUEEN MARY

      London: Hutchinson. [1937]. First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy with no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the scarce original dustwrapper which is rubbed, nicked and creased to the extremities. Not price-clipped (7/6 net to the spine, as called for). The reverse of the dustwrapper has a small piece of archival paper to the bottom of the spine. Rare, especially in the original dustwrapper. 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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        Daphnis and Chloe

      1937. MAILLOL, Aristide. Les Pastorales de Daphnis and Chloe. By Longus. With 52 woodcuts by Aristide Maillol. Two volumes. 8vo., original illustrated wrappers and publisher's vellum-backed slipcases. Paris: Gonin, 1937. |~||~||~||~||~| A special copy with an extra suite of the plates in sanguine, from a total edition of 500 copies. As with all his books, Maillol was closely involved in all aspects of production, and the result is an extremely pleasing work, "perhaps the most harmonious of Maillol's illustrated books" (Garvey). Copies with extra suites are rare. Signed by Maillol on the colophon. The Artist and the Book 174.

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        An American Angler in Australia

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First edition. Illustrated with 35 photographic illustrations, including frontispiece. 115 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green cloth. Minor shelf wear, some toning to endsheets, very good plus in dust jacket (minor chipping at edges). Signed by the author on the front flyleaf.

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        Skiing, The International Sport

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. One of 950 copies. With 275 illustrations by Shepler, Pennoyer, Marins, Von Diebitsch, Schoenecker, Henel, etchings by Wayne Davis, photographs, etc. 1 vols. Folio. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth, t.e.g., fine in slightly worn dust jacket, in a black cloth slipcase. An authoritative compilation of words and pictures, and a physically large volume from which the relatively fragile dust jacket is often missing.

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        On the Banks of Plum Creek

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1937. With Pictures by Helen Sewell and Mildred Boyle. Octavo. Original buff cloth, titles to spine in red, titles and figurative decoration to front cover in red, pictorial endpapers. With the illustrated dust jacket. With colour frontispiece and numerous black and white drawings in text. Internally fresh and clean in the dust jacket with moderate wear to edges, several cm closed tear to lower front panel, chip to lower end of spine, Several cm chip to top end of spine, closed tears and creasing to spine, still a presentable copy. First edition, first printing. The fourth of nine titles in Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. This title was a 1938 Newbery Honor title.

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        The Crescent and the Rose: Islam and England During the Renaissance

      Oxford University Press, New York 1937 - 583 pages. Index. Black and white illustrations. Contents divided into the following sections: Tales and Tale-Bearers; The Classical and Biblical Past; The Present Terror of the World; The Great Turk; The Sophy and the Shi'a; A Great Plotter and Projector in Matters of State; The Greatest Traveller in his time; The Throne of Piracy; The Prophet and his Book; Festivities alla Turchesca and alla Moresca; Moslems on the London Stage. Above-average wear. Binding intact. Usual library markings. Spine taped. Worthy reading copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        World's End

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd,, 1937. A Novel. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine in metallic red, top edge dyed pink. Boards and edges of text block spotted, endpapers partially tanned, boards lightly bumped, five or six middle leaves with top corners turned. A very good copy in the toned and rubbed jacket with a couple of short splits and tiny chips to head and tail of spine panel. First edition, first impression, of the author's fourth novel, set in Chelsea's World's End.

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        [The Oxus Series:]

      London: Jonathan Cape,, 1937-39. The Far-Distant Oxus; Escape to Persia; Oxus in Summer. 3 volumes, octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spines gilt, top edges red, map endpapers. With the pictorial dust jackets. Black and white frontispieces and illustrations in text by Pamela Whitlocke. Bookplate to recto of frontispiece of Escape to Persia. Extremities and touch bumped, spines gently cocked, light foxing to edges, prelims, and endmatter, occasional spotting to text block. An excellent set in very good jackets with rubbed and soiled rear panels, slightly darkened spines, lightly nicked and creased extremities, and a few minor chips and closed tears. First editions, first impressions. Written and illustrated by teenagers Katherine Hull (1921?-1977) and Pamela Whitlock (1920?-1982), the Oxus books is a holiday adventure series set on an Exmoor farm. The Far-Distant Oxus has an introduction written by Arthur Ransome, the author of the Swallows and Amazon series, who helped Hull and Whitlock get the first book published.

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        The New Vision: The Locomotive (its esthetics). (Sic.)

      London & New York: The Studio Ltd; The Studio Publications Inc.,, 1937. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine and front board lettered brown, roundel to front board in brown. Copiously illustrated throughout. Spine toned and cracked but holding, boards a little toned and marked, contents lightly toned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Loewy's first book, a monograph on locomotive design and aesthetics. Presentation copy, inscribed by the "Father of Streamlining", Raymond Loewy, to Edward Budd Jr., whose company built the legendary Burlington Zephyr in 1934; it was generally regarded as the first successful streamliner on American railroads: "To Mr. Edward Budd Jr., very sincerely, Raymond Loewy. April 1937." Loewy writes in the preface that the book does not cover any technical ground, but rather that, "my youth was charmed by the glamour of the locomotive. I am still under its spell and in this volume I would rather write about the beauty of the magnificent creature to whom I owe some of my most cherished souvenirs [...] as a young man, it led to my complete oblivion as a dance partner, for I spent long, enchanting hours at the locomotive depot instead of taking scheduled dance lessons.

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        Star Maker

      UK: Methuen. London, Methuen, 1937. Hardback First edition and first impression. Near fine with rubbing, slight bumping and toning to endpapers. The jacket is price-clipped with some toning. A 10mm chip across the width of the lower spine. One of only 2513 copies. A highlight of science fiction first editions, and, with Odd John, Stapledon's best known work. Review copy with slip laid in. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1937.

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        LETTERATURA rivista bimestrale poi trimestrale di letteratura contemporanea diretta da BONSANTI (1937-1947 TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO), Firenze, Parenti, 1937

      - Formato 25 x 18, Copertine rosse con numero al centro. pp. 160/190 per ogni fascicolo . Si tratta di un periodico di straordinaria importanza per il mantenimento della vitalit? della letteratura italiana. Dopo la chiusura della mitica "Solaria" le due anime storiche (Carocci e Bonsanti) si separarono: (il direttore CAROCCI giovanissimo, aperto a sinistra), diede vita a riviste importanti con Alberto Moravia ARGOMENTI e NUOVI ARGOMENTI, poi con Giacomo Noventa LA RIFORMA LETTERARIA) invece BONSANTI (più conservatore ed uomo di centro), prosegui' la sua propria affascinante avventura con questa splendida rivista che presentiamo (pubblicazioni di inediti, poesie, saggi) e si avvalse della collaborazione di grandi scrittori sia conosciuti, ma anche di nuovi, Anceschi, Bilenchi, Bartolini, Bassani, Contini, Comisso, Cassola, De Robertis, Gatto, Gadda, Landolfi, MONTALE con numerosi interventi, Moravia, Pea , Quasimodo, Saba, Sciascia, Vittorini, Ungaretti, ecc. ecc. Bonsanti (che era gi? stato collaboratore del "Frontespizio" ), lo rivedremo dopo il 1945 con la rivista Il Mondo (musica ed arte) preludio del grande MONDO DI PANNUNZIO che inizio' nel 1949 e si concluse nel 1966 , e nel quale fù importante protagonista Dopo questa "prima serie" di LETTERATURA, apparir? una "seconda serie" 1950-1951 che prender? il nome di "Letteratura - arte contemporanea". La "terza serie" dal 1953 riprende il vecchio ed iniziale titolo di "Letteratura" fino al 1969, anno in cui la rivista cambier? ancora titolo in "Arte e poesia". Il direttore sar? sempre BONSANTI. Ecco il dettaglio di questa raccolta di vari fascicoli sciolti. ANNO PRIMO 1937- fasc. n. 1, 2, 3, 4. ANNO SECONDO 1938 - fasc. 5, 6, 7, 8. ANNO TERZO 1939 - fasc. 9, 10, 11, 12. ANNO QUARTO 1940 - fasc., 13, 14, 15, 16. ANNO QUINTO 1941 - fasc. 17, 18, 19, 20. ANNO SESTO-SETTIMO 1942- 1943 - fasc. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (con questo numero le pubblicazioni vennero sospese e riprese poi nel 1945) La rivista torna ad essere bimestrale ANNO OTTAVO - 1945 - fasc. 26, 275, 28, 29, 30, 31. ANNO NONO 1946-1947 - fasc. 32, 33, 34, 35, uscito anche un numero 36 che non possediamo.

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        The Lordly Hudson

      Scribner, 1937, Hard, Book Condition: Very Good Plus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 1st, Signed by AuthorSize: Folio, SIGNED first edition. Limited to 920 copies. Not numbered. Signed by author on limitation page. Brown was founder of the Museum of the City of New York. Published NY: Scribners, 1937. Large folio, 12 1/2" x 16 1/2", xiv+319pp., profusely illustrated with b/w and tipped-in color plates - most full page, (the 15 color plates are all present). Cream cloth with gilt titles in green block, deckle edges and top edge gilting. Mild soil to the cloth, bookplate on pastedown, else very good plus, clean, crisp, attactive copy.

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        The Squadron Without a Number

      John Hamilton, UK 1937 - 1st Edition 1937. Book is very good++ and bright. Nice clean contents. The complete wrapper is very good++ and bright. Edges lightly rubbed. Light soiling to wrapper. 3/6s price on wrapper which is correct for the 1st edition. A good example of a rare book. More images can be taken upon request. Ref10881 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on Flecker

      Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran, 1937. First American edition, one of 56 copies to secure copyright. 4 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original wrappers, fine copy. One of 56 Copies Poet and diplomat James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915) burned bright and briefly. He joined the diplomatic service in 1908, trained for two years, and was posted to Constantinople in 1910, "but in September a slight fever was diagnosed as tuberculosis and he returned to England to a sanatorium. He pronounced himself cured and ... went back to Constantinople in March 1911, to be transferred in April to Beirut. Flecker was not a very efficient vice-consul" (ODNB). His first formal collection of verse, The Bridge of Fire, was published in 1907, and The Golden Journey to Samarkand was published in 1913. He died in Switzerland aged thirty-one. According to O'Brien, An Essay on Flecker was "written in 1925 with the intention of publication in a periodical, [and] did not appear in print until 1937 when it was [first] issued in [a] very limited edition of 30 copies [by the Corvinus Press in London]. The poet James Elroy Flecker had been a friend of Lawrence's in Beirut before the war. None of the three appearances of this essay have been in trade editions"

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        The Buried Candelabrum

      The Viking Press, NY 1937 - [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        TIERRA Y LIBERTAD

      CNT / FAI, BARCELONA 1937 - BARCELONA, 1937. Encuadernación de tapa blanda. Estado de conservación: Bien. TIERRA Y LIBERTAD / ANARQUISMO / GUERRA CIVIL ¿ 20 Marzo 1937 ¿ Gran formato 55 x 38 cm. / 8 páginas / Gastos de envío a cargo del comprador.

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        The Hobbit

      George Allan & Unwin, London 1937 - The book is firmly bound in the original green cloth, lettered and decorated in black, the boards are slightly rubbed and marked, with some bumping to the corners, the spine is slightly cocked. The text block is slightly age toned, with minor foxing and a neatly written name to the reverse of the frontispiece. The uncommon first edition of Tolkien's much loved tale, recently filmed in a bombastic and expansive fashion, though personally I prefer the 1970s cartoon version. Whether that says more about the relative merits of either adaption or my peculiar tastes is open to debate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SCHONHEIT IM OLYMPISCHEN KAMPF. MIT ZAHLREICHEN AUFNAHMEN VON DEN OLYMPISCHEN SPIELEN 1936

      Berlin: Im Deutschen Verlag, 1937. Second edition, 21 bis 32. Tausend. Original publisher's orange cloth, other items in original wrappers as issued. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Large quarto. 284 pp. including nearly 300 full-page or half-page photogravure illustrations. ADDED: 20 Original photographs of the Berlin-Reichssportfeld (now destroyed). ADDED: OLYMPIA 1936 (Huge folding, color-printed Map of Berlin, dedicated to visitors of the Olympic Games). ADDED: HYMNEN DER VOLKER (National Anthems published in Celebration of the Olympic Games). Berlin, 1936; folio, original wrappers, 44 pp. ADDED: Deutschland IV. Olympische Spiel 1936 + Winterspiel 1936 Zeitplan (large printed sheet, folded twice to produce 8 panels), with information relating to logistics of attending the games, including locations, ticket pricing, and more ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL MATERIALS RELATING TO THE FAMED 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES, HELD IN BERLIN, including Leni Riefenstal's famous pictorial record of the Olympics. "These are such exquisite, such transcendentally beautiful images of athletes, that one almost forgets their context. And it's all Greek temples and hardbodies until page 54, when the German team enters the stadium in their immaculate white uniforms, their right arms raised in salute across the page to Der Fuhrer" (Andrew Roth, The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the 20th Century). * "No story of the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic games would be complete without a short discussion of Leni Riefenstahl's epic motion picture production Olympia. Leni Riefenstahl was born in 1902 and quickly became interested in filming and making films. In her early years, Riefenstahl had in fact a very fast growth path in the German film industry. In 1933, she filmed the Nurnberg party rally and did an exceptional job in editing the final version. Hitler was so impressed with her efforts that he made her the motion picture specialist of the NSDAP. In 1934, she outdid herself and produced the film Triumph of the Will, the story of the September Nurnberg party rally. Her filming expertise not only impressed Hitler, it also impressed the IOC. They commissioned Leni Riefenstahl to produce a documentary about the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. The film was released in 1938 (it took her over 18 months to edit the final version) and when it was released, Olympia became a definitive standard for all future sports documentaries for a long time. To produce Olympia, Riefenstahl experimented with anything and everything available to her. Camera operators were placed into foxholes and trenches so they could film the Olympic athletes and thus minimize the disruptions to their levels of concentration. She used miniature cameras in situations where a human camera operator was not a practical solution. Camera units were placed on rails and they followed the athletes around the track as they ran. Additional camera operators were allowed to roam around in the audience to get good emotional and crowd reaction shots. During diving meets, a camera operator dove alongside the diver both above and below the water. This was quite a feat since the diver had to not only dive and swim, he had to keep the camera steady and maintain a good focus on the subject (only a token percentage of that footage was of any use). It need be noted that Riefenstahl did not have an easy time making the film. Although Hitler gave her permission to film Olympia in any way she chose - Goebbels and his spin-doctors were far less accommodating. The kept pressuring her to film Olympia in a pro-German view. But Riefenstahl stuck to her position and filmed both Luz Long and Jesse Owens with the same degree of professionalism and care. Because of her close political association with Hitler and the Third Reich, Riefenstahl was essentially blackballed outside of Germany for most of her remaining life" (Arvo Vercamer and Jason Pipes). This copy does not contain the scarce dust-wrapper, for which dealers double the price.

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        The Feather Cloak Murders

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. The Second Adventure of the Baron von Kaz. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with a sunned spine and some nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US the previous year. A detective novel set in Hawii, featuring Baron Franz Maximilian Karakôz von Kaz. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Of Mice and Men

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. First. hardcover. fine/very good(+). Small 8vo, tan cloth stamped in terra cotta & black; dust wrapper. New York: Covici-Friede, (1937). First Edition. Excellent copy, with the two first issue points on pages 9 & 88, and the $2.00 price on the dust wrapper flap. The wrapper is lightly tanned on the spine, with a tiny bit of erosion at the top edge.

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        Skiing, The International Sport by Adolf Attenhofer, Count De Baillet Latour, H.P. Douglas, Richard Durrance, Dr. H. Hoek, et al

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. First edition, no. 37 of 60 copies of the De Luxe Edition. Original signed etching frontispiece by Frederick B. Taylor. Illustrated by Jacques Charmoz, Wayne Davis, Carl Von Diebitsch, W. Russell Flint, Edwin Henel, Max Märtens, A. Sheldon Pennoyer, Toni Schoenecker, Dwight Shepler, Frederick B. Taylor and with photographs. 1 vols. 4to. Original publisher's deluxe binding of full red morocco gilt, raised bands, slalom skier in gilt on front cover, t.e.g., others uncut, by James MacDonald. Fine. One of 60 copies "A big and very beautiful Derrydale" (Frazier); Siegel notes "binding unsigned", but this copy clearly bears the MacDonald bindery stamp on verso of front free endpaper. A lush, elegant volume, abundantly illustrated, and one of the definitive works on skiing before the second world war.

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        Gunner&#39;s Dawn

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First Edition, No. 85 of 950 copies. Original signed etching, five color plates and 14 in black and white by the author. 1 vols. 8vo. Original dark red gilt-stamped simulated leather, a very fine copy in the original glassine wrappers and publisher&#39;s box (worn). Bookplate. The author&#39;s experiences duck shooting, a handsome book and a splendid copy.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Neighbors Have My Ducks

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First edition. No. 21 of 227 copies signed by the author on title page. Illustrated by Harry L. Timmins. 47 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original maroon cloth, gilt design of ducks on upper cover. Fine copy. Inscribed Additionally inscribed on the front pastedown, "To my good friends Myra and Edwin Berolzheimer, with kindest regards, Pick"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Tulips and Chimneys. Archetype Edition of the Original MS 1922

      Mount Vernon: The Golden Eagle Press, 1937. Archetype edition, no. 248 of 481 (of 629 total) copies. 223 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Vellum-backed green boards. Small bump to front cover, else fine in a fine printed dust-jacket. Review Copy Tulips & Chimneys was Cummings&#39; first book of poetry, published in abbreviated form in 1923 by Thomas Seltzer. This edition includes 84 poems not published in the first edition. A review copy, with slip, in beautiful condition.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        The Nonesuch Dickens. Edited by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hatton and Walter Dexter

      Royal 8vo, 24 volumes + box containing original plate, Bloomsbury, The Nonesuch Press, 1937-38. - One of 877 sets printed in Monotype Bulmer with Figgins Shaded for chapter headings, etc, on specially made Worthy paper. Steel plates printed by hand, other illustrations printer where possible printed from the original wood-blocks (occasionally from electros where the originals had been lost or destroyed). All edges untrimmed, top edges gilt, cased in various coloured buckram by Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., black leather title labels. A near fine set. (Dreyfus 108) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collinge & Clark]
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        A Modern Jezebel

      New York: Henry Holt and Company. Very Good+ in Good dj. (c.1937). First American Edition. Hardcover. [light bumping to top corners, slight fading to cloth at edges, spine a little turned; jacket well-worn at edges, with some paper loss at spine ends (just barely brushing the "A" in the spine title) and at a few corners, 1-1/2" closed tear and associated diagonal crease at bottom of front panel, internal tape-repair to section of front hinge]. Rare novel by the recently-rediscovered author, who perished at Auschwitz in 1942, about the life of a woman who, as the book opens, is on trial (at the age of 60) for the murder of her 20-year-old alleged lover. Described on the jacket blurb as "one of the most distinguished Russian writers of today," the author was indeed Russian by birth (1903), but her family left the country following the Revolution and soon settled in Paris, where she lived and wrote (in French) for the rest of her life. (She had been exposed to French as a child, through a governess, and also attended the Sorbonne.) She turned out fourteen published novels during her lifetime, but only two (this being the second) were published in the U.S., and her modern reputation is founded -- rather oddly, when you think about it -- entirely on "rediscovered" works that were published long after her tragic death. (Arrested during the Occupation by the French police as "a stateless person of Jewish descent" -- although she herself had converted to Catholicism in 1939 -- she was packed off to Auschwitz, where she promptly died of typhus.) .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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        SCHONHEIT IM OLYMPISCHEN KAMPF. MIT ZAHLREICHEN AUFNAHMEN VON DEN OLYMPISCHEN SPIELEN 1936

      Berlin: Im Deutschen Verlag, 1937. Second edition, 21 bis 32. Tausend. Original publisher's orange cloth, other items in original wrappers as issued. IN VERY GOOD ANTIQUARIAN CONDITION. Large quarto. 284 pp. including nearly 300 full-page or half-page photogravure illustrations. ADDED: 20 Original photographs of the Berlin-Reichssportfeld (now destroyed). ADDED: OLYMPIA 1936 (Huge folding, color-printed Map of Berlin, dedicated to visitors of the Olympic Games). ADDED: HYMNEN DER VOLKER (National Anthems published in Celebration of the Olympic Games). Berlin, 1936; folio, original wrappers, 44 pp. ADDED: Deutschland IV. Olympische Spiel 1936 + Winterspiel 1936 Zeitplan (large printed sheet, folded twice to produce 8 panels), with information relating to logistics of attending the games, including locations, ticket pricing, and more ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL MATERIALS RELATING TO THE FAMED 1936 OLYMPIC GAMES, HELD IN BERLIN, including Leni Riefenstal's famous pictorial record of the Olympics. "These are such exquisite, such transcendentally beautiful images of athletes, that one almost forgets their context. And it's all Greek temples and hardbodies until page 54, when the German team enters the stadium in their immaculate white uniforms, their right arms raised in salute across the page to Der Fuhrer" (Andrew Roth, The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the 20th Century). * "No story of the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympic games would be complete without a short discussion of Leni Riefenstahl's epic motion picture production Olympia. Leni Riefenstahl was born in 1902 and quickly became interested in filming and making films. In her early years, Riefenstahl had in fact a very fast growth path in the German film industry. In 1933, she filmed the Nurnberg party rally and did an exceptional job in editing the final version. Hitler was so impressed with her efforts that he made her the motion picture specialist of the NSDAP. In 1934, she outdid herself and produced the film Triumph of the Will, the story of the September Nurnberg party rally. Her filming expertise not only impressed Hitler, it also impressed the IOC. They commissioned Leni Riefenstahl to produce a documentary about the 1936 Berlin Olympic games. The film was released in 1938 (it took her over 18 months to edit the final version) and when it was released, Olympia became a definitive standard for all future sports documentaries for a long time. To produce Olympia, Riefenstahl experimented with anything and everything available to her. Camera operators were placed into foxholes and trenches so they could film the Olympic athletes and thus minimize the disruptions to their levels of concentration. She used miniature cameras in situations where a human camera operator was not a practical solution. Camera units were placed on rails and they followed the athletes around the track as they ran. Additional camera operators were allowed to roam around in the audience to get good emotional and crowd reaction shots. During diving meets, a camera operator dove alongside the diver both above and below the water. This was quite a feat since the diver had to not only dive and swim, he had to keep the camera steady and maintain a good focus on the subject (only a token percentage of that footage was of any use). It need be noted that Riefenstahl did not have an easy time making the film. Although Hitler gave her permission to film Olympia in any way she chose - Goebbels and his spin-doctors were far less accommodating. The kept pressuring her to film Olympia in a pro-German view. But Riefenstahl stuck to her position and filmed both Luz Long and Jesse Owens with the same degree of professionalism and care. Because of her close political association with Hitler and the Third Reich, Riefenstahl was essentially blackballed outside of Germany for most of her remaining life" (Arvo Vercamer and Jason Pipes). This copy does not contain the scarce dust-wrapper, for which dealers double the price.

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        Atlantic Salmon Fishing

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. First Edition, no. 40 of 40 numbered Deluxe copies, with the second volume housing 14 display mounts of flies and the materials employed for their tying. Illustrated by Ogden Pleissner, Robert Nisbet, and from photographs, drawings, and maps. 2 vols. 4to. Quarter green morocco gilt, spines toned to brown (as usual), by James Macdonald. Original cloth slipcase. A few of the samples with minor paste discoloration on the mounts. Bookplate. Fine. A beautiful set of this magnificent book, in a custom half morocco folding box tooled with Derrydale device. One of the great productions of The Derrydale Press, in its rarest and most desirable state. Twelve of the display mounts show 14 complete salmon flies and their components; the final 2 feature a selection of salmon hooks and gut leaders. A work of scholarly and timeless appeal and, notes Frazier, "Certainly one of the most beautiful and impressive sporting books ever printed anywhere. This Deluxe set was one of the finest productions that Connett ever did.".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Lord Emsworth and Others

      UK: Herbert Jenkins, 1937. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Lord Emsworth and Others by PG Wodehouse First Edition Herbert Jenkins 1937. First impression. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Light grey cloth covers fine and unblemished, in original pictorial dust jacket correctly priced 7/6 and with no toning or fading. Scarce.

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        White Mule

      New Directions, 1937-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1937. 291 p. First edition, first printing in first issue jacket. (Jacket states "June 10" on front flap.) Signed by author on the front free endpaper in black ink: "W.C. Williams." Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages, toned with age, and sturdy binding. Cloth worn along top edge. Jacket soiled and rubbed with tearing along the fore edge of both panels, chipped at extremities. Price intact ($2.50). A rare signed novel from the famous New Jersey poet, novelist, and doctor.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Robert Frost. A Bibliography. Foreword by David Lambuth

      Amherst, Mass: Jones Library [Publication Three], 1937. Fisrt Edition, Number 83 of 150 copies, printed on handmade paper, especially bound and numbered. Signed by Robert Frost. 158, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter crimson morocco and buckram over boards. Very Fine in original fine paper over boards slipcase. Fisrt Edition, Number 83 of 150 copies, printed on handmade paper, especially bound and numbered. Signed by Robert Frost. 158, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        To Have and Have Not

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1937. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner's "A" and Seal present. Black cloth boards. In the scarce jacket priced at $2.50. {ref: Hanneman A14a}. Book Condition: Very Good, tight spine, light shelf wear. Crease at the front board, age toning, a few light spots. Light spots at the rear board and foot of the pages. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, rubbing. Light chipping, tape at the spine. Wrapped in a new mylar cover.

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        Mea Culpa & The Life and Works of Semmelweis

      George Allen and Unwin 1937 - London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937. 175 p. Pink cloth with black lettering on spine. First British edition, first printing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Clean text and sturdy binding. Foxing on fore edge and endpapers. Name penned on front endpaper, some offsetting. Jacket spine panel sunned and soiled, worn along edges, price has pencil mark. A rare double work of nonfiction by the Journey to the End of the Night author, an anti-communist rant (with Celine's peculiar politics of misanthropy and pacifism) and a dramatic biography of the first physician to wash his hands. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Mea Culpa. Translated by Robert Allerton

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1937. First edition in English. 175 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. Fine in slightly worn dust jacket. First edition in English. 175 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Very scarce book containing 2 Essays.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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