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        THE WESTLAND CASE. ORIGINAL ONE-SHEET MOVIE POSTER.

      N.P.: Universal pictures Co., Inc., 1937. - The image size is approximately 13 1/2" x 17 1/2" with the matted size being 22" x 28." The movie is from the novel HEADED FOR A HEARSE, by Jonathan Latimer and published in 1935 by Doubleday. It was published again in 1938 after the movie and titled THE WESTLAND CASE. This was the initial Bill Crane film, and has a young girl murdered in a room with all doors and windows locked from the inside. Later Crane is hired by the man accused of killing her and Crane and Doc Williams have only a few hours to prove the man innocent before he is electrocuted. Preston Foster played the role of Bill Crane while Frank Jenks was his pal, Doc Williams. The screenplay was by Robert White, and directed by Christy Cabanne. The item is suitable for framing and is in fine to very fine condition.

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        Métamorphose de Narcisse

      Paris: Editions Surréalistes, 1937. Prima edizione di 500 es. numerati. broch. Molto buono (Very good). 4to. Avec 3 reproductions du tableau dont une en couleurs. La photographie de la coverture est de Cecil Beaton Prima edizione di 500 es. numerati (piu altri 550 per l'edizione inglese) Lievi abrasioni al dorso (Small abrasions to spine)

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        Admiral Togo, A Memoir

      Togo Gensui Publishing Society, Tokyo 1937 - Marshall-Admiral Marquis Togo Heihachiro (1848-1934) was a gensui (or admiral) of the fleet in the Imperial Japanese Navy and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes. He was termed by Western journalists as "the Nelson of the East", after Horatio Nelson, the British admiral who defeated the French and Spanish at Trafalgar. Born into a samurai family, Togo enrolled in the Japanese navy at the age of 16; he subsequently studied naval science in England for seven years, during which time he circumnagivated the world, returning to Japan in 1878. Serving again in the Imperial Japanese Navy, he rose to fame through skill and daring, eventually earning honors never bestowed on anyone outside of the Imperial family. It is interesting that he kept his journals in English, and was made a Member of the British Order of Merit by King Edward VII in 1906. Published three years after his death, this book is an homage to Togo by artists, politicians and even the Imperial family, both from Japan as well as other countries. ***DESCRIPTION: Silver and black marbled paper boards with gilt decorations and lettering on front, back, and spine; title on the cover of the book is "Admiral Togo, The Hero of the World, A Memoir", top edge gilt, plain endpapers, tissue guard over title page. Entire book is printed in English. Title page is followed by: 21 color prints by various Japanese artists of mostly nature, a portrait of the Admiral, and some battle scenes; 8 Autographical Tributes from Celebrities (in Japanese) on two plates; a section (ca. 30 pages) of black and white vintage photographs of the Admiral in various settings, at various ages, as well as scenes of his state funeral and resting place; an Introduction by Count Y. Yanagisawa; a Foreword by Dr. Kazutoshi Uyeda; the Table of Contents (where pagination begins); followed by 347 pages of text about his life including a Chronological Sketch and a final section of eulogies by the Emperor and notables both at home and abroad. Final page is a colophon that states this is "A Revised and Enlarged Edition" published on April 1, 1937. Pagination: (i-lxxx), 1-4, 1-347, (348). The dust jacket is of very heavy paper stock, dark gold in color with all printing in dark green, decoration on the front of an eagle which mirrors the front of the book; the jacket is not clipped although no price is printed. ***CONDITION: The book is overall in very good++ condition; the text block is strong and square, the hinges are solid, the interior is clean and bright, the volume is entirely free of prior owner markings. There is some overall edgewear particularly to the foot of the spine, and the fore- and bottom edges of the text block are foxed. The tissue guards over the prints are all present, the guard over the title page shows some wear. The unclipped dust jacket is also very good++, there are a few closed tears, the longest approximately one and a half inches where the back panel meets the rear flap at the top and some wear to the head and tail of the spine; there is also the remnants of an inked name written at the bottom of the front of the jacket, and the first name has been blotted. ***POSTAGE: Please note that this is an extremely large and heavy book, and the standard Abe postage will not be sufficient, additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international orders, please contact seller for additional information. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Practical Radio

      National Radio Institute 1937 - This is the home training manual for Advanced Specialization Course in Radio Servicing and Merchandising from the National Radio Institute. Included are 30 soft cover, 29 page stapled booklets in a decorative stamped binding, hung over wires attached to a metal frame mounted on the spine. The frame and wires are lightly rusted. Covers are edge worn with bumped and rubbed corners. Outer joints are rubbed and starting to separate at the top. Inner joints are loose but not broken. Back strip is edge worn. A list of the manual’s contents with the booklet #s hand written is pasted on the FPD. All booklets are firmly attached but have a rust mark along the gutter. First booklet has 4 ½ x 2 ½ sheet pasted in center by publisher stating “YOU ARE STARTING YOUR ADVANCED COURSE This book is The First Lesson of your Advanced Specializing Course.” Pages are unmarked but are edge worn with some bent or chipped corners. First booklet has some fraying to back strip. Booklets 40RH-1 to 49RH-1 are wrinkled & damp stained on upper fore edge. List of Booklets: The Correct Professional Attitude – Installing and Servicing Radios 36RH; Adopting a Service Technique – Set Analyzer Method 37RH; How to Trouble Shoot by the Point to Point Voltage and Resistance Methods 38RH-1; Direct Stage by Stage Elimination Method of Trouble Shooting – Revitalizing Receivers 39RH; Servicing Broadcast and All-wave Superheterodynes 40RH-1; How to Install and Service Auto Radios 41RH-1; Service, Bench and Laboratory Testing of Vacuum Tubes 42RH; Servicing Sound Reproducers and Pickups 43RH; How to Recognize, Locate and Remedy Internal Receiver Noise, and Intermittent Reception 44RH; Receiver Hum 45RH; How to Eliminate Man-Made Interference 46RH-1; Field and Bench Testing of Radio Parts 47RH-1; Service, Bench and Laboratory Testing of Audio Amplifiers 48RH; How the Cathode Ray Oscillograph is Used in Radio Servicing 49RH-1; Impedance Matching Networks, Pads and Volume Controls 50RH; Transmission Lines and Filters 51RH-1; Acoustic of Buildings 52RH; Essentials of Indoor and Outdoor Public Address Systems Part 1 53RH-1; Essentials of Indoor and Outdoor Public Address Systems Part 2 Typical P.A. Systems 54RH-1; Essentials of Television Teletrician Text—Part 1 55RH; The Theory of Light 56RH-1; Geometric and Electronic Optics 57RH-1; Uses for Optics in Electronics and Television 58RH-1; Television Quality Requirements 59RH; Synchronization and Framing 60RH; Mechanical Television Systems – Sweep Circuits 61RH; Electronic Scanners and Radiovisors 62RH; How to Build Radiovisors 63RH; How to Build Television Receivers Part 1 64RH-1; How to Build Television Receivers Part 2 65RH-2. Shipping will be extra due to weight & value (4.2 lbs). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The 1935 Terrapin, The 1936 Terrapin, and The 1937 Terrapin

      University of Maryland, College Park MD 1937 - Three volumes. First and only editions. Quartos. Textured leatherette with embossed terrapin. Each has a bit of soiling, else about fine. The yearbooks for Charlie Keller's varsity baseball career at Maryland. Keller starred for Maryland in his sophomore (1935) and junior year (1936), and the presence of major league scouts is noted in the baseball section which also pictures Keller, and enumerates his accomplishments. The 1937 yearbook, Keller's senior year, mentions that Keller left the school for the Newark Bears, just before the college season started. Keller played on the great Bear teams of 1937 and 1938 before being brought up to star for the Yankee from 1939-1951, with time out to serve during the war. He was a five-time all-star. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Artist's Original Mock-Up Book of "Negro Spirituals Illustrated"

      [circa 1937]. Folio. Handbound in muslin over boards. Bound into the book are six full-page pen and ink drawings: 1) Study of a title page "Negro Spirituals Illustrated" depicting a man, two children and an angel; 2) Fully finished drawing of the same subject; 3) Drawing of Moses, also labeled "Negro Spirituals Illustrated"; 4) Table of contents page with the contents flanked by drawings of the man, Moses, and the angel; 5) Moses holding a black child labeled "Go Down Moses"; and 6) Drawing of the man and an angel labeled "Steal Away to Jesus." Also two calligraphically hand-drawn pages of music; and seven typed and hand-corrected pages of text. Not least important are the presence of numerous photo-mechanically reproduced proofs from drawings that are not represented in the book, and which might represent the only surviving images of these drawings. Crite was a New Jersey-born Boston artist best known for his religious and spiritual images. These images are very much in the style of Crite's best-known book: Three Spirituals From Earth to Heaven (Harvard University Press, 1948), which illustrated the spirituals "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," and "Heaven." These drawings may have been either rejected from that volume, or existed to form the basis for a never realized sequel. Rare. .

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        I sonetti a Orfeo

      Roma: Edizioni di "Circoli, 1937. Prima edizione italiana di 300 es. numerati. broch. Ottimo (Fine). 16mo. Traduzione di Rffaele Prati Stampato da "Novissima", Roma, su carta pesante di pregio con barbe, a cura di Adriano Grande [Galati, 1980]

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        FIGURE AWAY.

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [1937]. - First edition. Non-authorial presentation inscription on front pastedown sheet, else fine in dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and the extremities including four minor closed tears to top and bottom of rear cover. Asey Mayo must solve the murder of Mary Randall, found dead in her antique shop during "old home" week. She had been killed with a shotgun, under cover of the fireworks display. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typescript with autograph dedication signed.

      London, 19. I. 1937. - 4to. 11 pp. Original typescript with some autograph corrections, about the personality and works of the recently deceased poet Anna de Noailles (b. 1876): [.] In the summer of 1913, Madame Edmond de Polignac, that great Renaissance Princess of the Arts, gave me a little yellow volume of poems entitled 'Les Vivants et les Morts'. On the cover she has scribbled a line from Anna - 'Schumann, ciel d'Octobre où volent des cigognes''. An officer on short leave from Egypt has no time for reading. With his eye fixed on the calendar and his ear frightened by the ticking of the clock, he can hardly take in a picture or listen through a Fugue, for 'At my back I always hear | Time's winged chariot hurrying near'. Besides this I will make bold to confess to you that in 1913 I had never heard of the Comtesse Anna de Noailles, as a poet or even as a person. I opened the volume one morning on my return to Egypt as the Austrian Lloyd steamer glided past the jagged mountains of Crete, and did not put it down until, oblivious of time, I had turned the last page [.]". - Roland Storrs served posts as British Governor in Jerusalem, North Rhodesia, and Cyprus. "T. E. Lawrence commented in 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom': 'The first of all of us was Ronald Storrs, Oriental Secretary of the Residency, the most brilliant Englishman in the Near East, and subtly efficient, despite his diversion of energy in love of music and letters, of sculpture, painting, of whatever was beautiful in the world's fruit [.] Storrs was always first, and the great man among us"' (Wikipedia). He published his Memoirs in 1937. - Slight traces of handling, otherwise fine.

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        The Road to Oxiana

      London: Macmillan and Co., Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 16 black and white plates. A fine copy. First edition, first impression of Robert Byron's masterpiece, "an enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB).

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        On the interaction of elementary particles II [- IV]. 3 parts

      1937-38. First Japanese Physicist to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics Yukawa, Hideki (1907-81). (1) [with Shoichi Sakata] On the theory of the -disintegration and the allied phenomenon. Offprint from Proceedings of the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan, 3rd series, 17 (1935). 467-479pp. Original printed wrappers. Presentation Copy, inscribed “With the compliments of the authors” on the front wrapper. (2) [with Sakata] On the theory of internal pair production. Offprint from Proceedings of the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan, 3rd series, 17 (1835). 397-407pp. Original printed wrappers. Presentation Copy, inscribed “With the compliments of the authors” on the front wrapper. (3) On a possible interpretation of the penetrating component of the cosmic ray. Offprint from Proceedings of the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan, 3rd series, 19 (1937). [1], 712-713pp. 271 x 195 mm. (4) [with Sakata, Taketani and Minoru Kobayasi] On the interaction of elementary particles II [-IV]. Parts II and IV are offprints from Proceedings of the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan, 3rd series, 19 (1937) and 20 (1938); Part III is a mimeograph typescript bound similarly to the other two offprints. Original printed wrappers. Together 4 items in 6 parts. 260 x 188 mm. Spine of no. (4), Part III split at extremities, light vertical creasing. Light browning, but very good. First Editions, Offprint Issues; First Separate Edition (?) of no. (3), Part III. In October 1934 Yukawa, then a lecturer in physics at Osaka Imperial University, proposed a unified theory of nuclear forces in which a set of hypothetical particles—now known as mesons—was responsible for the force binding positively charged protons and neutral neutrons together in atomic nuclei. The following year Yukawa published his paper “On the interaction of elementary particles” (not offered here), in which he set forth his meson theory, calculated the mass of the proposed particle (about 200 times that of the electron) and suggested that these particles might be present in cosmic rays. In 1936 Anderson and Neddermeyer reported anomalous cosmic-ray tracks made by particles intermediate in mass between the electron and proton; their observations were confirmed in early 1937 by several other cloud-chamber groups. In June 1937 Oppenheimer, Serber and Stueckelbert sent letters to the Physical Review calling attention to Yukawa’s meson theory, and from then on its success, and that of its author, was assured. In 1949 Yukawa received the Nobel Prize for physics for his prediction of the existence of the meson. Despite its later success Yukawa’s meson theory attracted almost no attention in the two years following its announcement, largely because physicists were reluctant to accept the possibility of a new particle without direct observation confirmation. During this fallow period Yukawa published several joint papers with his student Shoichi Sakata on electromagnetic and nuclear phenomena. We are offering the first two of these joint papers in rare offprint form with even rarer presentation inscriptions. The paper on beta disintegration (no. [1] above]) is remarkable in that it contains the only other published reference to the meson prior to 1937. This paper includes “an important calculation of the inverse beta-decay process: the absorption of an orbital electron by a nucleus with the emission of a neutrino. [The paper] was noteworthy, not only because it was the first to call attention to a new effect but also because it was the first additional application of the meson theory [emphasis ours] and thus showed that Yukawa and Sakata had faith in it” (Dictionary of Scientific Biography [Supplement]). In 1936, heartened by Anderson and Neddermeyer’s discovery of a new unidentified particle in cosmic rays, Yukawa returned to meson theory. (It should be noted that Anderson and Neddermeyer’s particle, although widely assumed at the time to be the one predicted by Yukawa, is in fact a decay product of the Yukawa particle; Yukawa’s particle, now called the pi-meson or pion, was discovered by Powell and Occhialini in 1947.) Yukawa wrote a letter to Nature that year calling attention to a possible connection between his postulated new particle and the puzzling cosmic-ray cloud chamber tracks observed by Anderson and Neddermeyer; unfortunately, Nature rejected Yukawa’s letter, but he was able to get a similar letter published the following year in Proceedings of the Physico-Mathematical Society of Japan (no. [3] above). In 1937 and 1938 Yukawa and his students published three more fundamental papers on meson theory (no. [4] above). “On the interaction of elementary particles II” presents a scalar meson theory of nuclear forces based on the Pauli-Weisskopf method, and speculates on the possible existence of an additional electrically neutral “heavy quantum.” Part III introduces what is now called “vector meson theory”; the fourth and final part completes the pioneering work begun by Yukawa four years earlier. Curiously, our copy of Part III is a mimeograph typescript bound in wrappers similar to those of Parts II and IV but omitting the journal imprint information (this information is supplied in manuscript below the wrapper title in our copy). The typescript has a mimeograph label inside the back wrapper with the undated imprint of Teidai Print in Tokyo. OCLC does not list any copies of the separate edition of Part III; we do not know if a typeset offprint version also exists. Magill, ed., The Nobel Prize Winners: Physics, pp. 561-69. Mehra & Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, 6, pp. 831-836; 946-958. Twentieth Century Physics, 1, pp. 378-392. Weber, Pioneers of Science, pp. 133-34. 43268

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        Portrait of Mexico. Paintings by Diego Rivera and Text by Bertram D. Wolfe.

      New York: Covici, Friede Publishers, 1937 - Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to spine and front board in light brown. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. A few small light stains to boards, edges slightly tanned. An excellent copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with lightly toned flaps and a small nick to rear panel. Numerous plates from paintings by Rivera. First edition, first impression. Signed by Riviera on the title page.

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        POEMA DEL CANTE JONDO.

      Ediciones Ulises,, Madrid: 1937 - [7]-147 pp. SEGUNDA EDICIÓN. SECOND EDITION. Wrappers soiled, edge wear; sheets lightly oxidized; head and tail of spine rubbed; last sheet corner lost not affect text. See additional images provided. First published by Ed. Ulises in 1931. This edition includes "Federico García Lorca Retratado por Pablo Neruda" on the occasion of the author's death. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La légende de Masino Girgenti

      Tunis: Les Amis des Chaiers de Barbarie, 1937. Prima edizione (First Edition). broch. Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Dedica autografa dell'Autore ad un importante letterato italiano datata Tunisi 16 giugno 1937 (Inscribed and signed by the Author to an important Italian literary man dated Tunisi 16 giugno 1937). Traduction de Jean Lagarde. Préface d'Armand Guibert. Dessin de Pierre Boucherle Pagine brunite ai margini (Pages slightly browned to edges)

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        Smashing the Vice Trust.

      Willis Kent Productions. 1937 - Movie poster. Mounted on Japanese paper. 72 x 38 inches. Credited cast: Veola Vonn as Vyola Vonn, Augusta Anderson, John Belmont, Selmer Jackson, Sam Flint, Maude Fealy, Paul Parry (as Paul Perry), Ed Cassidy (as Edward Cassidy), Ardis M.

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        The Hand in the Glove (First Edition)

      Farrar and Rinehart, New York 1937 - First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has some chipping at the spine ends and corners, though no titling is affected. In a custom clamshell box.Stout's fourth novel, the first (and only) Dol Bonner mystery, published in between two Nero Wolfe novels, "The Rubber Band" and "The Red Box." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [George VI in Scottish Regimental Uniform]

      1937. Mezzotint. Proof before letters. Signed in pencil in bottom left corner of plate. Title space uncleaned. Printed on thick wove paper. In excellent condition. 23 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches. A striking mezzotint portrait of King George VI in traditional Scottish dress by Henry Macbeth-Raeburn's, the celebrated Scottish engraver. This superb portrait of the King appears to have never been published. It is a strong depiction of the king greatly honored for his leadership and example through World War II and an excellent example of Macbeth-Raeburn's mastery of the art of mezzotint portraiture,as practiced in the late 18th century. Henry Macbeth-Raeburn was a noted Scottish painter and mezzotint engraver active in Edinburgh during the 1920's. He was a member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers, and Engravers. He is known today for his stylish mezzotints after celebrated eighteenth and nineteenth century portraits, which reproduced with accuracy and finesse the glory of these earlier masters. He had a penchant for the paintings of Reynolds, Gainsborough, and Sargent and produced many fine prints after their celebrated works. Benezit, Dictionnaire de Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , vol. 8, p. 905; Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, Vol. 23/24, p. 505.

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        Property and improperty

      London : Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1937 - Physical desc.: 223 p ; 19 cm. Subject: Property --Economics Fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. T. H. Marshall's copy with his signature 1 Kg. 223 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antwort aus der Stille. Eine Erzählung aus den Bergen.

      Stuttgart; Berlin: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 1937 E. A.).. 130 S. 8°, OLn. - Erstausgabe von Max Frischs zweitem Roman, den er später nicht in die Gesammelten Werke aufnehmen wollte.. Rücken verblasst (nicht jedoch Rückenbeschriftung). Sonst tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar dieses seltenenBuchs.

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        Think and Grow Rich (First Edition)

      Meriden, Conn: The Ralston Society, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Burgundy cloth with gold lettering and design, front board has spotty discoloration (extends just a little to tail of spine and rear board), promotional flyer from Ralston tipped in on ffep., a very small bruise with some torn cloth just below spine label, there are no other printings listed on copyright page, 381pp., no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied.

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        FIVE HUNDRED SELF-PORTRAITS From Antique Times To The Present Day In Sculpture Painting Drawing And Engraving

      Phaidon Press [&] George Allen & Unwin, 1937. - 1st edn. Tall 8vo. Rebound by Bumpus in gilt lettered half morocco, raised ribbed spine, top edge gilt (upper board lightly marked - otherwise Fine). Pp. 526, illus throughout with coloured plates on art paper, b&w plates and b&w illus in text (previous owner's engraved armorial bookplate on front paste-down; no inscriptions). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        To Have and Have Not

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1937. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full black morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Printing.

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        A MINOR OPERATION

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1937., 1937. First U.S. edition. Light foxing to top and fore-edges, else fine, bright copy in a striking dust jacket with light wear to head of spine, lightly rubbed at the corners, and lightly soiled on the spine and rear panels. Blood on the drawing room floor and the disappearance of Hazel Deerhurst, a woman who was the secretary to a man whose secrets involved the future of the British empire. Additionally, her husband who has just been released from jail, is found along the road dead, apparently a hit-and-run victim. However a bruise on his head proves to have been done prior to the accident. Detective Inspector Dornfell and his assistant, Wendover are called to investigate. One of the clues is a braille typewriter which is integral to Hazel's disappearance. A sharp copy of an elusive title. BARZUN & TAYLOR 891.

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        The Sunny Hawaii / Hawai Fukei

      Japan Photographic Society, Tokyo 1937 - Complete with outer slipcase. Protected by paraffin inner cover; the book itself in near fine condition. Beautiful copy of this rare work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        JAPANESE EPHEMERA COLLECTION - 125 PIECES, PHOTOS, CARDS, 19TH-20TH C.

      1937 - [JAPANESE EPHEMERA] JAPANESE EPHEMERA COLLECTION - 125 PIECES, PHOTOS, CARDS, 19TH-20TH CENTURY. Mostly for Western tourists, this collection includes hotel luggage labels and tags in various shapes and sizes; matchbox labels (in English and Japanese); trade cards with ornate designs; three hand colored albumen photographs, 8 x 10.5 in.; greeting cards, including Christmas and New Year's cards; folding maps of the Tokaido Road, Java, a brochure about the Inland Sea; a brochure on Japanese prints; wine labels; Japanese paper samples with text printed in English; a small (6 1/4 in.) painted fan with wooden handle; a menu for a dinner in August of 1937 with a woodblock print cover reproduction of Hiroshige's Fireworks on the River Sumida; two silk and paper dolls, both men, padded to achieve a 3D effect; a small (10 x 6 1/2 in.) color print of a geisha passing two suitors on a grassy path, and more.

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        Die Anatomie der angeborenen Hüftverrenkung. Mit Genemigung des Verfassers aus dem Italienischen übersetzt von Prof. Dr. G.A. Wollenberg, Berlin, und Dr. H.Wolff, Voluntärarzt am Istituto Rizzoli, Bologna.

      . Stuttgart, Ferdinand Enke Verlag, 1937, Folio, 230 pp., mit 77 Tafeln und zahlreichen Abbildungen, original Leinwandband.. German translation of the "Anatomia della lussazione congenita dell'anca (Bologna: 1937). "Putti made many contributions to the understanding of congenital dislocation of the hip, not the least of which was the magnificent atlas of anatomical dissections of nine patients of all ages with the condition". - Vittorio Putti (1880-1940), "whom Valentin calls 'a noble man endowed by Nature with extraordinary gifts of body and spirit'- Putti was indeed noble in character and achievement (and modesty) and as Harry Platt writes, destined to outshine his master. Born of a Bolognese surgeon and a poetess, a multilingual scholar in an ancient university city, he became director of the Rizolli institute in 1911 at the age of 31 and made it famous during the firs world war as a centre for reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation. At the end of the war, when he was still only 40, Putti had done work on peripheral nerve injuries, cineplastic amputation and knee-joint arthroplasty that set him squarely in the front rank of European orthopaedists. Under his guidance between the wars, the Institute was enlarged and given a fine library, aided from his own pocket, and became a Mecca where young men were trained to work throughout Italy (and also South America). Like Wren, Putti touched nothing that he did not asdorn. He wrote of his extensive local resections for bone tumours for which others would have considered amputation inevitable, of lumbar spondylosis as a cause of low pack pain and sciatica; in his last year of a compression screw of fractures of the neck of the femur. However, he is best known for his (this) work on congenital dislocation of the hip, particularly important in northern Italy, where the condition was endemic, providing mayor contributions to our knowledge of its morbid anatomy and on preventive measures. He promoted an intensive educational programme among general practitioners and the lay public to obtain early diagnosis and used a simple triangular cushion to maintain reduction in young children. Over 3600 cases were treated by manipulative reduction between 1899 and 1938. Writing in 1950 Platt sad that the years between the world wars were a golden age for orthopaedic surgery, and that the heroes of this age were surely Robert Jones and Vittorio Putti. No-one can dispute this. ....."David Le Vay, History of Orthopaedics, pp.289-290 - Seinen Namen trägt der Puttische Wirbel. - Fischer II, 1258. - Valentin, S. 133, 266 ff. -

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        Artist's Original Mock-Up Book of "Negro Spirituals Illustrated"

      [circa 1937]. Folio. Handbound in muslin over boards. Bound into the book are six full-page pen and ink drawings: 1) Study of a title page "Negro Spirituals Illustrated" depicting a man, two children and an angel; 2) Fully finished drawing of the same subject; 3) Drawing of Moses, also labeled "Negro Spirituals Illustrated"; 4) Table of contents page with the contents flanked by drawings of the man, Moses, and the angel; 5) Moses holding a black child labeled "Go Down Moses"; and 6) Drawing of the man and an angel labeled "Steal Away to Jesus." Also two calligraphically hand-drawn pages of music; and seven typed and hand-corrected pages of text. Not least important are the presence of numerous photo-mechanically reproduced proofs from drawings that are not represented in the book, and which might represent the only surviving images of these drawings. Crite was a New Jersey-born Boston artist best known for his religious and spiritual images. These images are very much in the style of Crite's best-known book: Three Spirituals From Earth to Heaven (Harvard University Press, 1948), which illustrated the spirituals "Nobody Knows the Trouble I See," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," and "Heaven." These drawings may have been either rejected from that volume, or existed to form the basis for a never realized sequel. Rare. .

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        THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL

      New York: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club at the Harbor Press, 1937. No. 1,303 of 1,500 copies, signed by the artist in the colophon n. Hardcover. 279 x 184 mm (11 x 7 1/4"). xii, 42 pp. No. 1,303 of 1,500 copies, signed by the artist in the colophon. EVOCATIVE BLACK MOROCCO BY ROGER POWELL (stamp-signed and dated 1984 on rear turn-in), covers with an all-over grid of blind rules, large "T"-shaped central gilt ornament of multiple rules, this repeated as a small blind stamp below, flat spine with vertical gilt titling, all edges gilt. In the original morocco-trimmed chemise and matching slipcase. With nine lithographs by Zhenya Gay depicting prison life. "Quarto-Millenary" 87. In mint condition. In a very effective correlation of cover design and volume content, Wilde's haunting poem is clearly echoed in this severe, somber binding by the man Bernard Middleton has called "one of the most important and influential bookbinders of the last hundred years and, arguably, of any period." The all-over blind-tooled grid on the boards effectively suggests the tight restriction of prison bars, and the gilt tooling intimates a crucifixion, appropriate for a poem about both execution and the redemptive power of Christ's love. Roger Powell (1896-1990) served in World War I and briefly operated a chicken farm before entering London's Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1930. There, he trained under Peter McLeish, William Matthews, and the great Douglas Cockerell, who later invited Powell to join his firm, where he soon became a full partner. As an indication of the esteem his work had earned, he was chosen by Trinity College Dublin to rebind their priceless Book of Kells in 1953, and the result was so impressive that the college awarded him an honorary Master of Arts degree. As his career progressed, Powell became more and more concerned with conservation. According to DNB, "for Powell the conservation and design aspects of the craft were complementary, . . . and while many binders have, since the 1950s or 1960s, increasingly been drawn to treat the book as an art object, Powell was always highly resistant" to any design elements that might jeopardize a book's use or durability. A long poem in six-line rhymed stanzas, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" was written in France in 1897 after Wilde's release from prison. Written in memory of Charles Wooldridge, who was executed in 1896 for killing his wife in a jealous rage, it is generally considered to be Wilde's greatest poem. Day identifies the poem's theme as "society's cruelty in inflicting of punishment without understanding." Despite the stigma attached to Wilde at the time (or perhaps because of the publicity related to his infamy), the poem was a considerable commercial success. It also was hailed by the critics as a successful change in direction in Wilde's poetry, characterized by a much greater expression of sincerity.

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        Northwest Passage

      Doubleday Doran, New York 1937 - Two volume limited edition housed in the original illustrated slip-case. Maroon cloth, spines lettered in gilt, map endpapers, top edges gilt. White dust jackets are complete though the lettering on the spines is faded by half and there is moderate wrinkling to volume I, very minor wrinkling to volume II. From a limited edtion of 1000 copies this one being number 297. Basis for the classic and successful 1940 King Vidor film starring Spencer Tracy. Second volume is an appendix containing Historical background information of Major Robert Rogers and the Court Martial of Lt. Samuel Stephens. A very clean and solid set and scarce in the original jackets and slip-case. Signed by Kenneth Roberts on the limitation page. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        THE TREE.

      Lovat Dickson Ltd. London.,1937 - FIRST SEPERATE EDITION. The story originally featured as part of the 1936 volume Tales of an empty Cabin. Here issued with illustrations by the Author and Webster Murray. SIGNED by Grey Own on the title page. A fine copy of the book in a good original printed glassine dustwrapper with a repair to the top of the front panel and some loss to the rear inner flap. Overall a very good copy. Posing as a Canadian Indian Grey Owl achieved international fame for his conservational writings. It was only after his death in 1938, at the age of 49, that he was revealed as an Englishman fantasist. Belaney was born in Hastings, on England's south coast, in 1888 and emigrated to Canada in 1906.: [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        A Book For Jane

      London, Samson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.,, [1937]. and Every Other Jane with all Children, Large and Small Old and Young. Octavo. Original tan cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in cream. With the dust jacket. Illustrated by the author. An excellent copy in the nicked and slightly rubbed dust jacket with small loss at the ends of the spine panel. First Edition, First Impression. Farnol's scarcest book.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        An Essay on Flecker

      Garden City, N.Y: Doubleday, Doran, 1937 - 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" First American edition, one of 56 copies to secure copyright. 8vo. 4 pp. Original wrappers, fine copy. O'Brien A199 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Premières vues anciennes

      (Skira), Minotaure, Paris 1937 - Edition originale constituée par ce rare tiré à part du numéro 10 de la revue Minotaure. Cette plaquette, imprimée sur vélin crème, se présente sous une couverture spéciale illustrée de l¿une des reproductions de bois anciens qui ornent le texte. Non rognée, elle est légèrement plus grande que la revue. Tirage à quelques exemplaires réservés à l¿auteur. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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        Infantile Paralysis and Cerebral Diplegia: Methods Used for the Restoration of Function

      Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited. Very Good+ in Good+ dj. 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [cloth faded at a couple of spots along bottom edge, moderate foxing to page edges, vintage bookseller's label (H.K. Lewis & Co. Ltd., Medical & Scientific Booksellers, London) on front pastedown; jacket browned at spine and edges, small tears at several corners with minor paper loss, light staining along bottom edge]. (B&W photographic plates) Elizabeth Kenny's pioneering and then-controversial treatise on infantile paralysis -- later to be known more familiarly as polio (short for poliomyelitis) -- which flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom about the disease, emphasizing muscle rehabilitation through exercise. This approach to the disease essentially laid the groundwork for the practice of physical therapy, or physiotherapy. A tireless (some might have said tiresome) crusader and publicity-seeker, the author helped to set up many clinics in Australia and England; aided in no small measure by a stirring portrayal of her by Rosalind Russell in the 1946 Hollywood movie SISTER KENNY (based on her 1943 memoir "And They Shall Walk"), she also became something of a folk heroine. A very scarce book, especially in the original dust jacket. .

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        The Curiosity of Mr. Treadgold

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1937. First. First American edition. Some slight fading and small stains on the spine, a very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. Ownership stamp of John F. Kennedy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        British Columbia Historical Quarterly: Nearly a Complete Bound Set Including Volumes 1 Through 9 and 11 Through 18

      The Archives of British Columbia/British Columbia Historical Association, Victoria, British Columbia 1937 - Seventeen volumes individually and uniformly bound in green cloth with with red labels and gilt lettering upon backstrips. Index in each volume. Fold-out maps. Black and white plates. Includes all issues from 1937 through 1945 and 1947 through 1954. Bindings tight. Unmarked. Moderate wear. A magnificent repository of early British Columbia history. Very heavy. Special shipping considerations may apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Serve It Forth

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper "with good wishes M.F.K. Fisher." Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears and overall wear. Scarce in this condition and signed. The publication of Serve It Forth announced the delightful debut of M.F.K. Fisher, "one of the finest of all food writers" (Barile, 127). It earned immediate praise as "a delightful book… erudite and witty and experienced and young. The truth is that it is stamped on every page with a highly individualized personality… And it really is a book about food… The young author goes back to the simple and democratic food of the Egyptians and their simple lives; she dwells a bit on the Greeks… She explains how good cooking, like learning, was kept alive in the monasteries in the Dark Ages. She has surprising notes from Elizabethan England and Catherine de' Medici's France… The first adjective for Serve It Forth must certainly be 'different" (New York Times).

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        Challenge. A Bulldog Drummond Novel

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, blue endpapers and top-stain. With the dust jacket. Spine very slightly faded and rubbed, bubbling and white marks to endpapers, light spotting to edges. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed at the extremities with a short closed tear to the head of the spine panel and a small chip from the upper panel. First edition, first impression of the tenth Bulldog Drummond novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        It Happened at the Lake

      New York: Dodd, Mead and Company. 1937. First. First edition. Fine in fine and bright dustwrapper with slight tanning at the spine, and a touch of rubbing at the crown. Inscribed by the author to noted mystery author, George Harmon Coxe: "To George Harmon Coxe, who wields a mighty pen and a nasty niblick -- Joseph T. Shaw." Mystery set in New York City. Aside from his work as an author, Shaw was the extremely influential publisher of Black Mask, the pulp magazine which defined the hardboiled style of writing, and furthered the careers of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Raoul Whitfield, among many others, including Coxe. .

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