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        Sonnenaufgang über einer weiten Landschaft.

      1937. Aquarell, links unten signiert und datiert "Hermann Struck 1937", verso datiert "19.XII.37 morgens 6 Uhr", auf Velin. 14,5:19,9 cm. Aus einem Skizzenbuch aus dem Besitz der Tochter.. Der an der Berliner Akademie ausgebildete Künstler, wurde vor allem wegen seines graphischen OEuvres bekannt. Er schuf überwiegend (Stadt-)Landschaften und als Teilnehmer am Ersten Weltkrieg Szenen vom Soldatenleben sowie Genreszenen und Porträts bekannter Zeitgenossen, wie von Ibsen, Nietzsche, Freud, Albert Einstein, Herzl und Oscar Wilde. Auch war seine Lehrtätigkeit nicht unbedeutend; von seinen Schülern sind u.a. M. Liebermann (1847-1935), M. Chagall (1887-1985), L. Corinth (1858-1925) und L. Ury (1861-1931) zu nennen. 1922 wanderte Struck nach Palästina aus und wurde dort Mitglied der Bezalel Akademie für Kunst und Design. Ferner war er bei der Gründung des Tel Aviv Museum of Art beteiligt.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        The Affair of the Scarlet Crab

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Contents and edges foxed; an excellent copy in the slightly creased jacket that has sunned spine and edges, and a few nicks to extremities. First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. The author's first book and the first appearance of Knight's series character Professor Huntoon Rogers. 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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        THE METAMORPHOSIS (Die Verwandlung)

      London: The Parton Press. 1937. First edition in English (first published in German in 1915). Original blue cloth spine over grey paper covered boards, with printed label to the upper cover and the titles in black to the spine. An excellent near fine clean, bright and tight copy, very lightly worn to the binding extremities. The contents with a neat previous owner?'s signature in pencil to the front pastedown otherwise in fine condition. A lovely copy.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Photographs of Interesting and Outstanding Specimens of Indian Relics, from The Edward W. Payne Stone Age Collection. Material on Display at the Dickson Mounds, Lewiston, Illinois. (Together with two of the original specimens pictured in the book).

      Williamson Printing & Publishing, Springfield, Illinois 1937 - Printed card laid in: "This is book No. 10 (stamped in blue) of a special edition . . .; 156 pp; oblong 8vo (9.25" x 11.5"); gilt stamped brown cloth; black & white photographs of the collection throughout. Rubbing to spine ends and leading corners. The two arti relics included are pictured on p. 153, among 9 pieces of "Rare Stone Artifacts from Central America." By 1915 Edward W. Payne, a prominent and wealthy resident of Springfield had assembled over 43 large collections of Indian Relics and at the time of his death in 1932 had the largest collection ever assembled in this country if not in the entire world. Efforts to keep the collection intact failed and it was offered for sale in 1935. A year later the balance of the collection was taken to Dickson Mound in Lewiston, Illinois where the selling continued. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: G.F. Wilkinson Books]
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        Serenade.

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1937 - First edition. Octavo, original black cloth with titles to the spine and front panel in silver. Inscribed by the author, "To Frank Whitbech, Who has more Cain first editions than Cain has and the more power to him. James M. Cain Los Angeles, Calif June 5, 1944". Bookplate of the recipient on the front free endpaper, a very good copy with light wear. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Gay Parisienne - September, 1937. Enoch Bolles or George Quintana cover. Early pin-up pulp

      Dover, DE: D.M. Publishing, 1937 Dover, DE: D.M. Publishing Co., 1937. First Edition. January, 1936 issue (Volume VII, Number 1). 10 1/8" x 7 1/8", illustrated wrappers, 64 pp. with illustrations and photographs (nudes). Cover artist is uncredited, but is certainly either Enoch Bolles or George Quintana (see scan). Over-eighteen purchase only. Very high grade condition by pulp standards; faint soiling in a couple spots,nothing else to call out. Pages lightly and evenly aged-toned as always; quite supple. Bright and clean and undamage. Near fine. A scarce issue from of a thirties girlie mag which is in fact scarce throughout its 7-year run (1931-1937). A classic from a classic genre, collectible both for its cover (by either of the equally enigmatic Enoch Bolles and George Quintana) but also for its standard-fare contents: 16 full-page B&W nude photographs, soft (by today's standards) erotica short stories, and B&W illustrations for those stories which are often rather art-deco-y and rather collectible in their own right. With the exception of the occasional signed cover art, the illustrations in this genre were generally unsigned and uncredited, and the authors of the stories were pseudonymic; while the genre was certainly not "indecent" enough to be banned, these magazines were not something most artists, photographers and authors particularly wanted credit for at that time. Seasoned with letters and period ads, as well. Rare piece of periodical history. L100

      [Bookseller: Singularity Rare & Fine]
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        College Verse. Volume Six, Number Six

      Laramie, Wyoming: The College Poetry Society of America. April, 1937. First. Magazine. Stapled printed yellow wrappers. Wyoming Centennial stamp on the front wrap (as issued?), else fine. Includes the poem "Inheritors" by Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        College Verse. Volume Six, Number Three

      Laramie: The College Poetry Society of America. January, 1937. First. Magazine. Stapled printed yellow wrappers. Includes the poem "Swimmer and Fish Group" by Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams. Owner's name in ink on front wrapper, else near fine . .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Histoire de mes Betes

      Paris - Hachette, 1937 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A short animal story, with wonderful illustrations, from celebrated author Alexandre Dumas. Illustrated with many vignettes from Henry Morin. Condition: Rebound in a half-calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing, loss to the backstrip, and wear to the rear board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly browned, due to the paper used, but otherwise clean. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Ode to Evening.

      Flansham Bognor Regis: The Pear Tree Press 1937 - Limited edition, no. 17 [purportedly of 100 copies]. 8 bifoliate leaves printed on rectos only, comprising half title, frontispiece, title, 3 pages of the poem, colophon (which is signed by Guthrie) and tailpiece. All text and illustrations printed in purple and gold, publisher's quarter oatmeal cloth over cream boards, the engraved half title repeated to the upper board, dust jacket featuring a variant version of the frontispiece illustration. Supplied with three proof sheets - the title, page 2 of the poem and and the colophon - printed in green and gold, the first two signed by Guthrie at the foot. A lovely copy of a scarce work, with the fine addition of the proofs. Founded in 1899, James Guthrie named the press after his residence at the time - Pear Tree Cottage in Brentwood, Essex. There followed several moves around Kent and Sussex before he finally settled in Flansham. A small scale handpress, Guthrie printed in small batches which he varied "from copy to copy as the order of [his] palette (or slab) suggests". Interestingly the proof of the colophon is dated September 1934 and that of the finished book exactly three years later, suggesting that it had a long gestation period and the use of different colours a certain amount of experimentation. Ridler, p. 208. Cf. Tomkinson, p. 142.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        College Verse. Volume Six, Number Six

      Laramie, Wyoming: The College Poetry Society of America. April, 1937. First. Magazine. Stapled printed yellow wrappers. Wyoming Centennial stamp on the front wrap (as issued?), else fine. Includes the poem "Inheritors" by Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        College Verse. Volume Six, Number Five

      Laramie, Wyoming: The College Poetry Society of America. March, 1937. First. Magazine. Stapled printed yellow wrappers. Includes the poem "Swimmer and Fish Group" by Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams of Washington University. Fine in wrappers. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dead Man Leading

      London, Chatto and Windus, 1937., 1937. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dustwrapper by T.Ritchie. Green embossing flaked from binding (as usual), light dampmark to board edges. Very good. Original wrapper with minor rubbing to extremities else fine. Author's second novel is a struggle for survival in the Amazon Jungle. Particularly scarce in dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Rêveuse bourgeoisie

      Gallimard 1937 - - Gallimard, Paris 1937, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 245 exemplaires numérotés alfa, seuls grands papiers. ?Rare et agréable exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        To Have and Have Not

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1937 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books]
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        Mea Culpa & The Life and Works of Semmelweis

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        New Letters in America 1 [Signed by John Cheever and by Richard Eberhart]

      New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing (cloth darkened - particularly to the spine, some staining to the front board's bottom right corner and to the rear board's lower face, in a Very Good dust jacket (general wear and edge chipping, about a 1 inch tear where the front panel's upper left meets the spine panel, and a very short tear where the real panel's upper right meets the spine panel), INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY RICHARD EBERHART AND FURTHER INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JOHN CHEEVER on the front free endpaper as follows: "Jack and Bernice Fein / This is a pleasure / at Hanover in the / fall of 1979, / With Best Wishes, / Richard Eberhart" and "to Jack and Bernice Fein / with my cordial regards / John Cheever". A collection of short stories by a number of important authors including John Cheever, Elizabeth Bishop, James Agee, W. H. Auden, Richard Eberhart, Muriel Rukeyser, Harold Rosenberg, Franz Kafka, and others, and containing "Behold a Cloud in the West", the FIRST APPEARANCE BY JOHN CHEEVER IN BOOK FORM, preceding his first book, "The Way Some People Live" (Random House, 1943) by approximately six years. The book also contains a number of early works by notable authors such as the first appearance of US Poet Laureate Elizabeth Bishop's "The Sea and the Shore" -- Bishop's first book, "North & South" did not appear until 1946. Copies of "New Letters in America 1" are not particularly common, copies in any semblance of the dust jacket are scarce, copies signed by any of the contributors are scarce, copies signed by more than one contributor are scarcer still, and copies signed by John Cheever in this, his debut book appearance, are as scarce as hen's teeth, all of the foregoing being together found in this copy and making it likely a Rare one. A Very Good copy of this important Anthology, containing early works by notable authors, including John Cheever's first appearance in book form, SIGNED BY RICHARD EBERHART AND SIGNED BY JOHN CHEEVER. QUITE SCARCE INDEED AND LIKELY RARE.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        German Paratrooper?s Gravity Knife

      Germany, n.d. "German Paratrooper?s knife, 4? blade, 5? hardwood grip, and 3.75? marlin spike, total length when opened, 13?. Moderate surface spotting and staining. Very Good condition. Requests from Fallschirmjäger (Paratrooper) personnel for a knife that could be utilized with just one hand resulted in the development of the the Flieger-Kappmesser (Flight Utility Knife) in 1937, two years before World War II began. Although originally developed for paratroopers, this knife was eventually issued during the war to all aircrew personnel and was also included in the flight survival equipment. Although officially designated Flieger-Kappmesser, due to the blades gravity action it was commonly referred to as the Schwerkkraftmesser, (Force of Gravity Knife). The internal blade was activated by an external press lever which relieved pressure on an internal leaf spring, and by pointing the knife downwards, gravity allowed the blade to slide out into the open position. With a removable throat piece and handles, it allowed access to the internal components for repair. The natural hardwood grips are secured by four small flat head rivets and blued steel fittings. The hardwood grips show staining from the securing rivets and have numerous small dings and dents. The external fittings consist of a removable scalloped tipped throat with push button lock, activating pressure lever, spine, riveted swivel ""D"" ring and fold down marlin spike. The pressure lever is marked ?22.? Only remnants of the original bluing remains and all the steel fittings have mostly reverted to the flat matte grey of the base metal with light to moderate surface spotting. The knife has a 4"" long, drop forged steel, single edged blade. It bears the manufacturer?s logo and marking: ?Paul Weyersberg & Co. Solingen.? The blade shows minor sharpening scars and light to moderate surface spotting. The gravity action of the blade still functions but is slightly ""sticky"". Internal oiling would probably eliminate the ""stickiness"" of the blade. The removable scalloped tipped throat has an impressed arrow which is pointed at the locking push button. When depressed the locking push button allows the throat piece to be removed permitting access to the internal components of the knife for ease of repair."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Ulysses.

      1937 - 8vo, newly rebound in half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments, lettered directly in 2 and at foot with imprint, others with central gilt tooling, top edges gilt; a nice copy. First trade edition published in the UK. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        ALFRED THE GREAT. Signed.

      Michael Joseph, London 1937 - First Edition of poet Ralph Gustafson's second book, Inscribed by him on the front free endpaper. "For Mamie - affectionately Ralph, 1937." Additionally, with an extraordinary 1pp. TLS laid-in, dated March 9, 1990, in part, explaining the dedication, the scarcity of the book itself - most copies having been destroyed in the London Blitz and his thoughts for writing the play. "Alfred the great was a result of my interest in Alfred as a figure who stemmed the tide of the invading Danes as Churchill & the Battle Of Britain stemmed the Nazi invasion. I used Alfred as a contemporary symbol of opposition to Fascism even though I, of course, when I wrote the play, I did not know of the 1940's. In the way of youth who dream, I thought Nicholas Medtner might use Alfred as a libretto for an opera!" A very good or better copy in red cloth, silver titles to the spine in a bright, fresh excellent dustwrapper with one thumbnail chip at the heel of the spine. Very nice indeed [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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. Top edge a little faded. A bright copy in excellent condition in a lightly chipped jacket with a tanned spine panel. 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. One of 2,500 copies printed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Strictly From Hunger

      Random House, New York 1937 - 221 pages. First edition, first printing. Introduction by Robert Benchley. His second book. Stories published in The New Yorker and other magazines. Inscribed by Perelman in 1944 on the first sheet. Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with very slight fading to the spine and a touch of rubbing to the front spine fold. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        Strictly from Hunger

      New York: Random House,, 1937. Octavo. Original reddish-brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt on green ground. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Gilt titles a little dulled. An excellent copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with a few short closed tears and faded spine panel. First edition, first printing.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Strictly From Hunger

      - New York: Random House, (1937). First Edition. 8vo. Forward by Robert Benchley. With previous owner's signature on the recto of the front free endpaper. The dust-jacket is price clipped and has a few small chips and closed tears, with a few old tape repairs on underside--otherwise a handsome copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        STRICTLY FROM HUNGER

      1937 - PERELMAN, S.J. STRICTLY FROM HUNGER. New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. Some of the stories collected here were previously published in The New Yorker, College Humor, Life, Judge, and Contact. 8vo., orange cloth with horizontal green strip lettered in gilt. Bookseller's stamp to ffep. Some light overall exterior soil, especially at top-edge of bookblock. Small spot of sticker residue to lower ffep. Bookplate removal residue along the gutter of the rear pastedown. Clean and fresh text. A very good copy, scarce in an edgeworn and crown-chipped dust jacket that has been tape-reinforced to the rear of the panels.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Strictly From Hunger

      Random House, New York 1937 - 221 pages. First edition, first printing. Introduction by Robert Benchley. His second book. Stories published in The New Yorker and other magazines. Near fine book in a very good+ dust jacket with general wear to edges & corners and tape reinforcements to the backside. A very nice copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        The Road to Oxiana

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 15 plates. A couple of small very pale spots to the spine, otherwise an excellent copy in slightly rubbed jacket, mildly chafed and with slightly crumpling and a few trivial splits head and tail of the spine. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). 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 civilization.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Great Historical Animals Mainly About Wolves.

      Charles Scribner's Sons. New York 1937 - First Edition. Collection of animal stories by this literary naturalist and illustrator. This copy exceptional for being inscribed and signed by Seton with original illustration of a bear named Johnnie at half-title. Full inscription reads: To Arthur D. Norcross / this special copy / of / Great Historic Animals [printed] / with the author's best wishes / Ernest Thompson Seton / 28 Sep 1943 / paw print / illustration of small bear / Johnnie. Wonderful association copy; Norcross, a native of Massachusetts established the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary in 1939 and was an active sportsman and participating sponsor of several Arctic expeditions. Seton inscriptions are seldom encountered and very rarely include an original illustration. Very Good despite considerable discoloration to cloth likely from prior dampness, in Very Good plus dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Mea Culpa & The Life and Works of Semmelweis

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1937-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Road to Oxiana.

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1937 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. A couple of small very pale spots to the spine, otherwise an excellent copy in slightly rubbed jacket, mildly chafed and with slightly crumpling and a few trivial splits head and tail of the spine. Frontispiece and 15 plates. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). 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 civilization. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paul Nash. Ten coloured plates and a critical appreciation by Herbert Read. Also a biographical note with a portrait and two half-tone reproductions in the text

      [London]: Soho Gallery Ltd.. [1937]. "First edition, issued as no. 1 in the publisher's 'Contemporary British Painters' series, under the general editorship of D. A. Ross and A. C. Hannay; folio, pp. [12], 8 mounted color plates, mounted color plates also inside back wrapper and on the upper cover; a very good copy in original green wrappers printed in brown This copy inscribed by Nash to Conrad Aiken and his wife Mary: ""For / Conrad and Mary / from / Paul / Christmas / 1937."""

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A Correction.

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1937. Royal8vo. In a nice recent half cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. In "Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series", Volume 43. Two small stamps to title page. A very nice copy; Binding tight and in excellent condition, Internally very clean and fresh. Pp. 544-46.. First edition of Turing's correction of his landmark work "On Computable Numbers"; "undoubtedly the most famous theoretical paper in the history of computing. It is a mathematical description of what Turing called a universal machine - an imaginary computing device designed to replicate the mathematical "states of mind" and symbol-manipulating abilities of a human computer." The work initiated mechanical and electronic methods of computing and must be considered one of the most important contributions to the invention of the computer.In the appendix of his milestone-paper "On Computable Numbers" from 1936, Turing gave a short outline of a method for proving that his notion of computability is equivalent with Alonzo Church's notion of lambda-definabilty: "Back for three month in the mild Cambridge summer of 1937. Bernays, in Zurich, had perhaps rather annoyingly found some errors [in "Computable Numbers"] in his proof that the Hilbert decision problem, in its precise form, was unsolvable, and these had to be put right by a correction note [The present paper] in the LMS Proceedings" (Hodges, Alan Turing - The Enigma)

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Yukiguni [trans.: Snow Country]

      3 p.l., 355 pp. 8vo, orig. decorated boards, orig. slipcase. Tokyo: Sogensha, 1937. First edition of the Nobel Prize for Literature winner's masterpiece, the story of a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha. The most attractive binding was designed by Keisuke Serizawa, a "living national treasure" and a leader of the mingei movement. Very fine copy. Laid-in is a pamphlet with reviews by contemporary writers. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        CIUTADÀ.NOVA IBERIA

      BOBES 1937 - Soporte: Entelado/On linen. Tamaño del cartel: 86x116cm El cartel está en buenas condiciones.

      [Bookseller: llibresipapersantics]
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        PROTECCIÓ SRI

      Electra C.1937 - Localidad: Barcelona. Tamaño del cartel: 70x100 El cartel está en excelente condición.

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        Cockroaches And Diamonds: A Sonatina [FIRST EDITION DATED 1937]

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. John Goss (1894-1953), British singer, socialist, writer, scholar, and musicologist. He was well known as a singer and broadcaster on BBC radio in the 1920's and 30's. This was his only novel, written in Japan in the 30's where his wife was stationed at the British Embassy there. The central character in the novel is Albert Pumphrey who has been drafted to the foreign office & with many colourful & quirky characters and Goss's rich language and with his knack of bringing characters to life, it is a must read. This was his first and only novel. Book - in Good green boards with gilt lettering - some marking to the boards and slight bumping to the extreme corners and some bumping and slight wear to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, Book Plate of Geoffrey Garnier - See Note Below* - slight marking to the occasional page otherwise clean and tightly bound. *This is one of a collection of books from the estate of Jill & Geoffrey Garnier of Newlyn. Jill Garnier [1890 ?- 1966] Jessie Garnier nee Blyth, always known as Jill, came to Newlyn to study at the Forbes school. There she met her future husband (and cousin) Geoffrey Garnier. Both Jill & Geoffrey became central figures in the later Newlyn School. The couple settled in Orchard Cottage, Newlyn, where they each had large studios built in the garden. It was here that Geoffrey worked as an etcher/engraver and producer of aquatints. Jill spent all the time she could painting or designing and create beautiful embroidered pieces but in those less liberated times she had to juggle her art with the demands of looking after children and running a house. A Scarce & Highly Desirable Title. Size: 7.5 inches tall by 4.75 inches. 315 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 8750..

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        Out of Order

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. Some foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine and a few nicks to spine ends. First UK edition, first impression of the ninth Asey Mayo mystery. First published in the US the preceding year. 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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        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. A superb copy in the jacket with faded spine. First edition in English, first impression, first published in German in 1925 as Der Process. 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. In 1936 Secker went bankrupt and it was Victor Gollancz who issued the Muirs's version of the text that truly introduced the kafkaesque to the anglophone world, and it is their, perhaps questionable, rendering of the opening line, "Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K …" that is widely considered as one of the greatest first lines in literature. An uncommon book, perhaps as few as 1000 copies having been sold. From the publisher's archive.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Spanish Southwest 1542-1794

      Quivira Scociety 1937 - A fine set. Paper covered boards with cloth 1/2 binding, deckled edges.Set is limited to 401 copies with this being 64.An annotated bibliography of the early exploration and settlement of the Southwest, it is number VII of the Quivira Society publications. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cheever Books]
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