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        An American Angler in Australia

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937 - First edition. 8vo. Illustrated with 35 photographic illustrations, including frontispiece. 115 pp. 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. Bruns B173 (not seen, "scarce") [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        My Tahiti

      Boston: LIttle Brown, 1937. Lime green cloth with illus of palm trees on the shore. Bumps to lower corners, spine and edges very slightly faded, clean and unmarked, exceptional condition. Scarce jacket shows minor wear to corners and spine ends. The story of Ropati's first five years in Tahiti, beginning in 1920. Additional photos on request. . First Edition. Green Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by W. Alister MacDonald.

      [Bookseller: Trench Books]
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        Racing Thoroughbreds. Rowney Colors

      1937. Watercolor painting. 10 x 25 inches. Two horses running right. Signed and dated 7-[19]37. Studio at 715 Bush St., San Francisco, Framed.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Autograph musical quotation signed and dated Rome, October 1937

      Notated on a photographic portrait of Casella. 2 measures from an unidentified work. Inscribed to the Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff. Ca. 170 x 117 mm. Slightly worn; minor smudging to the letter "R" in "Roma." Together with Casella's printed visiting card with an autograph note to de Greiff dated October 22, 1937 apologizing for the delay in sending the photograph. Very slightly browned and foxed. . Casella was one of "the most influentially innovative figures in Italian music between the two world wars." John C.G. Waterhouse and Virgilio Bernardoni in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Monetary Nationalism and International Stability

      London: New York: Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co,, 1937. Octavo. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered gilt. With the dust jacket. Cloth lightly marked, boards a little splayed, first and last leaves a little spotted, endpapers darkened. Dust jacket chipped at spine ends and with a small hole to the front panel affecting 6 characters. A very good copy in the very rare jacket. First edition, a collection of five lectures which Hayek delivered before the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, published as volume 18 of the series Publications of the Graduate Institute of International Studies. The lectures are: "National Monetary Systems"; "The Function and Mechanism of International Flows of Money"; "Independent Currencies"; "International Capital Movements"; "The Problems of a Really International Standard".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Panic Spring

      New York: Covici Friede,, [1937]. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and upper board in red and blue, top edge dyed blue. With the dust jacket. Some faint spotting to cloth and edges of contents, slight evidence of bookplate removal from front free endpaper. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and toned jacket with nicks to the ends of the spine panel. First US edition of the author's second novel, published pseudonymously more than two decades prior to the Alexandria Quartet.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Death on the Nile

      London: Collins,, 1937. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spine, rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Occasional spotting to pages, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Electre. Pièce en duex actes.

      1937 1937 - Paris: Bernard Grasset 1937. Bound in half morocco, with orig. wrappers preserved. Spine faded. * First edition. No. 6 of 10 copies on Japon Imperial. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 94 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements at back. "The five lectures which are here reproduced are necessarily confined to certain aspects of the wide subject indicated by the title. They are printed essentially as they were delivered." - from Preface. Lectures include: National Monetary Systems; The Function and Mechanism of International Flows of Money; Independent Currencies; International Capital Movements; The Problems of a Really International Standard. Blue cloth-covered boards. Gilt lettering legible upon spine despite moderate sunning. Binding and hinges intact. Unmarked. Average wear. Very light foxing to front endpaper - even less to back endpaper. Moderate foxing to edges. A sound copy.

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

      Oxford University Press, New York, 1937, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Reading Copy, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 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, Ex-Library

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        THE ACE OF KNAVES

      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1937 - First edition, first printing. Original cloth in dustwrapper. A very good copy with some rubbing and discolouration to the blue cloth boards as is common with Hodder titles of this period. The contents are entirely complete with no loose or torn pages and no inscriptions or stamps. Complete with original nicked, rubbed and lightly chipped dustwrapper which is correctly priced 7/6 net to the spine. Rear panel a little marked and dusty to the white background. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Economics of Inflation - A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923 - Sir Halley Stewart Publications IV

      Barnes & Noble Inc., New York, 1937, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, First English EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 464 pages. Index. Originally published in Italian in 1931. This first English edition substantially revised. Inside front boar is the bookplate of M.L. Burstein "One of the sharpest minds in economics of the last century" - from online reference. "The depreciation of the mark of 1914-1923, which is the subject of this work, is one of the outstanding episodes in the history of the twentieth century. Not only by reason of its magnitude but also by reason of its effects, it looms large on our horizon. It was the most colossal thing of its kind in history: and, next probably to the Great War itself, it must bear responsibility for many of the political and economic difficulties of our generation. It destroyed the wealth of the more solid elements in German society; and it left behind a moral and economic disequilibrium, apt breeding ground for the disasters which have followed." - from Foreword. Gilt lettering legible upon blue backstrip which is sunned along with portions of each board. Bit of writing inside front board otherwise clean and unmarked. Binding intact. A sound association copy of this important work, Association Copy

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        Collected Poems

      New York: Viking Press. 1937. First. First American edition. Small tear on the front pastedown, else fine in very good dustwrapper with a modest chip on the rear panel, and modest staining at the top of the front panel. A scarce title. .

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

      London: The Parton Press. 1937. First British Edition. Hardcover. First edition in English. 74pp. Cloth backed boards. Translated by A.L. Lloyd. Spine ends frayed, wear to corner tips, previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. About very good. ; Octavo .

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        LINCOLN ZEPHYR V-12. The Modern "Twelve" at Medium Price. "It Belongs to the Modern World."

      [Detroit]:: Lincoln Motor Company,. [1937].. Oblong format: 9-5/8" x 12-5/8". 1st printing. Unpaginated, though 46 pages.. Spiral bound color-illustrated card-stock paper covers, with front cover having a beautiful art deco colour lithograph image of the car's front grill, tear-drop headlights.. Average wear. Very Good.. The 1938 Ford Lincoln-Zephyr models which were introduced in November, 1937. The Lincoln-Zephyr was a line of marque luxury cars intended by the Ford Motor Company to compete with the Cadillac LaSalle. This line was conceived by Edsel Ford and designed by Eugene Turenne Gregorie and John Tjaarda, with designs based on Sterkenburg airplane concept, with beautiful low raked windscreens, integrated fenders, and a streamlined aerodynamic shape. The models included the Convertible Sedan, Convertible Coupe, Coupe, Coupe-Sedan, Town-Limousine, and Sedan. These cars came equipped with the V12 engine developed from FordÕs Flathead V-8, generated 85 horsepower, and could reach nearly 80 m.p.h. The 1938 was the year Gregorie gave the Coupe a new nose, with twin grilles placed in the forward catwalk section of the fenders, improving engine cooling. We find no copies of this catalogue recorded on OCLC. Rare. . Arresting double-page art deco illustrated title by F Chance, many color-tinted photo plates, black & white photos, many color illustrations based on the dealerÕs posters, stunning vehicle 'cutaway' model with 2 mylar cell overlays.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Un Etre Etoilique. [A Starlike Being.]

      [Paris: Criterion:, [1937]. Reprinted from The Criterion, Volume XVII, No. 66. Octavo. Original tan wrappers, titles to front wrapper in black. Housed in a custom-made orange cloth slipcase and chemise. Very light rubbing to corners, and one or two tiny marks to wrappers, but a superb copy in excellent condition. First edition of Miller's 7,000 word essay in praise of Anais Nin, an offprint from The Criterion vol XVII no. 66, this a presentation copy inscribed by Miller on the front wrapper verso, "To James F. O'Rourke, from Henry Miller, 2/18/79". The recipient cannot be definitively identified, but it is worth mentioning the appearance of a character named O'Rourke, a detective for the Cosmodermic Telegraph Company, in Miller's Tropic of Capricorn and again in The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy. Copies of this offprint were produced only for the author, with none issued for sale, which goes some way to explaining this latter day presentation inscription of a copy evidently retained for over four decades. Itself among the scarcer Miller "A" items, Un Etre Etoilique (A Starlike Being) is rare inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Faust et le Second Faust

      La Tradition, Paris 1937 - sans date (1937-1938, ref. BNF) T1 246 & T2 178 pages, 280 X 22,5 cm. Edition tirée à 505 ex. illustrée par André Collot de 62 compositions originales en deux tons gravées sur cuivre à l’eau-forte dont 2 doubles pages, 20 à pleine page, et 3 culs-de-lampe gravés sur bois, impression bicolore. Sous couverture d’Ingres noir, imprimé en rouge et rempliée, chemises à dos en bois noir, titre incisé en long dans le bois, étuis rouges. Notre exemplaire est un des 30 de tête sur Japon impérial (N°20) premier papier spécialement imprimé pour Madame et le Dr Jean Tissègre, médecin et ami de Sacha Guitry, comportant outre l’état définitif, deux dessins originaux à la mine de plomb, l’encre de Chine et l’aquarelle, 2 croquis originaux à la mine de plomb, 2 cuivres encrés et dorés ayant servi au tirage (voir scan) et une suite au noir avec remarques de l’ensemble des illustrations. Chaque volume est enrichi d’un envoi de Collot accompagné d’un dessin original aquarellé. Exemplaire en parfait état de neuf, exceptés les étuis légèrement passés. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PONTIFICAUX MANUSCRITS DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES PUBLIQUES DE FRANCE.|LES

      Paris: (Protat Frères), 1937. original stiff paper wrappers with glassine wrapper; fourth volume is a cloth-backed board portfolio containing the plates. 4to. original stiff paper wrappers with glassine wrapper; fourth volume is a cloth-backed board portfolio containing the plates. (iv),cliv,304; (iv),462; (iv).161,(2); xiii pages + 140 leaves of plates in black and white. 4 Volumes. First edition. A multi-volume work surveying pontifical manuscripts held in the public libraries of France (Besterman 3572). An introduction (over 150 pages long) helps establish for the reader the significance of pontifical manuscripts. After defining the term "pontifical" as a liturgical book containing all the rituals and ceremonies, culled from a variety of predecessor sources and collated together into one convenient book, that might be performed by a bishop, with the exception of the Mass and the Divine Office, the introduction proceeds into specific investigation of the arrangement of such books, the different types of ceremonies contained therein (e.g., ordinations for those distributing communion during the Mass, for readers, exorcists, acolytes, subdeacons, deacons, and priests; episcopal consecration; and dedication of churches), ways to identify and date such a book, and typical decoration. The descriptive catalogue of the 233 pontifical manuscripts from the ninth through the eighteenth centuries (beginning in Volume One and continuing through the end of Volume Two) offers in-depth informative entries arranged according to place of location. A separate section in Volume Two deals with those books that are not properly called "pontificals" (sacramentaries, breviaries, missals, etc.), but that contain similar kinds of information. Volume Three contains a table of contents, in the form of a list of manuscripts, arranged alphabetically according to present location; a list of churches and abbeys thought to be the places of generation for the manuscripts; and a general index. The portfolio, numbered volume four, illustrates many of the volumes discussed in the preceding volumes in its 140 black and white plates. Overall, a compendious and complete work for its chosen subject matter and date of creation. Printed on laid paper. Bottom of spine of volume one is partially chipped away. Bookplate. Unopened copy.

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        La photographie n'est pas l'art

      Paris: G.L.M., 1937. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Man Ray. In original blue wrappers, slightly faded as usual with a tiny water stain to one corner. Lacking the black outer wrapper. Text by Breton and 12 photos by Man Ray, slight browning and wear to a few of the plate edges. Size: Octavo (8vo). Illustrator: Man Ray. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Photography; Inventory No: 044299.

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        Challenge

      Light blue boards, "First Printed 1937" on copyright page. Neat ownership signature, slight fade to boards, else clean, square and unmarked. Lightly rubbed jacket with fraying on spine ends and mild edgwear; else clean and intact, 7/6 price on spine. Bulldog Drummond and Ronald Standish investigate a mysterious death on a boat. The inquiry takes them to South of France, Switzerland, Paris and the Cornish coast. Uncommon in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Saratoga Books LLC]
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        Animals of the Bible

      Frederick A. Stokes Company - 1937. First edition, first binding. Thin 4to green pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. Illustrated throughout with fine full-page and double-page b/w drawings by Lathrop. Winner of the first Caldecott Award. A tiny snag at the upper spine tip and a former owner's name crossed out on the front pastedown, else a fine copy in a very good dust jacket which is lightly sunned at the spine, has light chipping at the upper extremities and a scuff at the lower front panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Property and improperty

      London : Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1937, Hardback, First EditionFine 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 ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; Physical desc.: 223 p ; 19 cm. Subject: Property --Economics

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift "d(ein) Otto".

      . Mittenwald, "Donnerstag Nachmittag" (= 5.VIII.1937). 4 Seiten kl.-4°. Winzige Randeinrisse. Mit eigenh. adressiertem Umschlag, Absenderangabe "Hahn / Haus Hofgarten, Garmisch". -. Otto Hahn, Chemiker, Nobelpreisträger, lieferte mit Fritz Straßmann und Lise Meitner den experimentellen Beweis für die Kernspaltung des Urans, 1879-1968. - Aus den Sommerferien an seine Frau Edith geb. Junghans, die kurz vorher mit dem 15jährigen Sohn Hanno von Garmisch nach Berlin zurückgekehrt war . - Seit 1907 reiste Hahn jeden Sommer in die Alpen, wo er meist zusammen mit seinem Bruder Heiner oder mit befreundeten Wissenschaftlern Bergtouren unternahm. - - "M. l. Edith. / Hannos Ungeduld wegen der Alpspitze muss ich noch etwas zügeln. Auch heute sind wir nicht gegangen, obgleich seit gestern das Wetter entschieden viel besser ist. Eine Husche kommt wohl mal; aber immer nur sehr kurz ... Vorerst ist die Tour auf morgen, Freitag, festgesetzt. Gründe: Besuch der Schwedin etc. etc. - - Mich stört die Verschiebung nicht; denn ich mach dann einfach was Anderes. Heute bin ich um ? 12 mit dem Omnibus nach Kainzenbad gefahren (vorher war ein kurzer, aber starker Guss). Dann auf unserem Wege hierher gegangen. Die Originalphotographierstelle habe ich noch immer nicht sicher gefunden ... - - An Elman" (gemeint ist vermutlich der russische Violinist Mischa E., 1891-1967) ging ich diesmal stolz vorbei. Dafür gehe ich heute Abend in Garmisch wieder für 1 M. in das populäre Konzert. - - - Hier in Mittenwald ... kann ich ab Mittwoch (11.Aug.) ein Einbettzimmer haben ... Ich habe dies ausgemacht, nachdem ich von Heiner endgültig wegen Krankheit von Seethaler abgesagt bekommen habe ... - - Deine nette Karte habe ich gestern bekommen; ich freue mich, dass in Dahlem alles so schön in Ordnung ist, und dass Ihr auf der Fahrt nicht gek..... habt. - - Beiliegend Karte von Riesenfelds ... - - Gestern habe ich auf Empfehlung von Jocher" (seinem Wirt) "einen 'Rundmarsch' um den Kramer gemacht ... Herrliche Aussicht, aber teilweise recht steil und steinig. Da ich gestern ebensowenig wie heute gejaust hatte, ging ich Abends zum 1. Mal wieder in den 'Roten Hahn' ... das beste Esslokal. Den teureren Alpenhof und Sonnenlicht kenne ich nicht ... - - Beiliegend noch ein Zeitungsausschnitt, der auch Hanno interessieren wird ..." - Statt des erwähnten Zeitungsausschnitts liegt ein anderer vom 11. August bei, den Hahn in einem späteren Brief geschickt haben muß; ferner eine Anzeige des "7. populären Konzerts" in Garmisch am 12. August, mit Hahns eigenh. Anmerkungen "Mozart-Liszt-Abend!! / Und ich Ärmster sitze in Mittenwald". - - In diesem Jahr erschienen die wichtigen Transuran-Arbeiten von Hahn, Meitner und Straßmann; im nächsten Jahr gelang die Kernspaltung.

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        The Metamorphosis

      London: The Patron Press, 1937 Translated by A. L. Lloyd. First English edition, first printing. Publisher's dark gray paper boards over blue cloth spine, light blue paper label lettered in black to the front board, spine lettered in black; in the publisher's original glassine dust jacket. Near fine, with a hint of toning to the spine, else fine; glassine with a few small chips to the spine, some rippling. Overall, a tight and pleasing copy. The Metamorphosis was first published serially in German under the title Die Verwandlung in the avant-garde journal Die weissen Blätter in October 1915 and in book format by Kurt Wolff Verlag in December of the same year. It tells the story of the anti-hero Gregor Samsa, an overworked travelling salesman who awakens to find himself transformed into an ungeheueres Ungeziefer, or, as Lloyd translates "some monstrous kind of vermin;" Kafka's deliberately vague description of Samsa's new insect-like body, which, in the original German, is emphasized as being dirty and bottom-feeding, makes a direct translation into English extremely difficult, but is generally accepted to be a cockroach. As Gregor realizes his own transformation, the cause of which is never explained, his family's opinion of him similarly transforms, as they are both frustrated by his inability to continue to support them financially and disgusted by his new physical appearance. The Metamorphosis is widely considered one of the most influential works of the 20th century.. 1st English Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        POIROT LOSES A CLIENT

      Dodd, Mead & Company, 1937., 1937. First U.S. edition. 8vo. Fine, bright, tight copy in a bright dust jacket that has a few tiny chips at the extremities. Originally published in the U.K. in 1937, as DUMB WITNESS. Hercule Poirot receives a mysterious letter fifty-nine days after the writer's death. Miss Arundell was over seventy years of age and had been in failing health for a number of years, so it didn't arouse any suspicion when she died. But when Poirot found this posthumous letter waiting for him on his breakfast tray, it only increased his responsibility to examine the curious circumstances surrounding Miss Arundell's supposedly natural death. Beautiful copy.

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        Collected Poems

      New York: Viking Press. 1937. First. First American edition. Small tear on the front pastedown, else fine in very good dustwrapper with a modest chip on the rear panel, and modest staining at the top of the front panel. A scarce title. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MY TAHITI (SIGNED BY WILLIAM S. HART)

      Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1937. 1st Hardcover Warmly INSCRIBED by William S. Hart Sr. to his son. Hart was an American silent film actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is remembered for having "imbued all of his characters with honor and integrity." - Wiki. 8vo. xv, 277 pp. Striking jacket design and twelve full-page illustrations by W. Alister Macdonald. Light foxing to page edges & inside front & rear boards; slight fading to spine & edges else near fine in uncommon very good dustjacket (light wear to extremities; short closed tears to spine ends; light foxing; small residual of yellow label to rear flap corner) Frisbie was an American writer of travel literature about Polynesia during the first half of the 20th century. Here, in his second book, is his account of his first five years living in Tahiti. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        Infanterie greift an. Erlebnis und Erfahrung. 1914 - 1918.

      Voggenreiter;, Potsdam: 1937 - 2. Aufl. Potsdam: Voggenreiter; 1937. 19 x 12,5 cm. 356 S., 2 Bl., mit Abb., Titelbild. Oln. Papierbedingt etw. gebräunt. Guter Zustand. Mit original Signatur von Erwin Rommel (mit Bleistift auf Vorwort). Papierbedingt etw. gebräunt. Guter Zustand. Mit original Signatur von Erwin Rommel (mit Bleistift auf Vorwort). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Road to Oxiana

      London: Macmillan & Co. 1937. . First edition, 8vo, (x), 341, (1, 2 advertisement) pp. 16 black and white photographic plates. Original blue cloth, spine sunned with some light marks otherwise very good. Embarking from Venice, Byron travels to Cyprus and visits Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq before reaching Iran, ending up in India via Afghanistan.

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        Signed White House watercolor in Deluxe Edition of the 1936 Democratic Book with approximately 125 ads, assailed by Republicans as a way to circumvent the law prohibiting corporate campaign contributions

      "?The Democratic Book 1936, 384 pages, 11?x 14?. Philadelphia: 1937. Limited Edition. Signed ?Franklin D. Roosevelt? as President beneath a print of a watercolor of the north portico of The White House inserted in the volume before the title page. Imprinted in gold across the bottom: ?This is one of a Limited Edition Autographed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt/This is Number 387.? The number is penned in blue ink. 2500 were signed by FDR. This Deluxe Edition of the book is bound in brown leather with gilt lettering. ?Walter B. Lashar? is stamped in gold on the cover. Wear at corners, edges of cover, and spine. Internally sound. Fine condition.Walter B. Lashar was President of the American Chain Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Their best selling product was the Weed nonskid automobile tire chain. ?Time? magazine reported on December 9, 1935, that in the World War, ?With German U-boats creating an abnormal demand for new shipping, American Chain worked out a semi-automatic process for quick anchor-chain production, supplied the entire Wartime anchor-chain requirements of the U. S. Government.? As for how the company was doing at the current time, ?American Chain got out of the red in 1934. This year, with probable profits of $1,300,000, it was well advanced along recovery?s road...?The publication of ?The Democratic Book? in the Spring of 1936 was assailed by Republicans as a violation of the Corrupt Practices Act which prohibits corporations from contributing to national campaigns. In July, the Democratic National Committee began soliciting ads for a new edition which would include the convention acceptance addresses of President Roosevelt and Vice President John N. Garner, the convention addresses of Senators Alben W. Barkley and Joseph T. Robinson, and the party platform. Full-page ads were available at $2,500, the same price as in the original edition. Former advertisements would be repeated without additional charge.In the August 20, 1936, radio broadcast of ?The William Hard Hour,? sponsored by the Republican National Committee, Hard said that ?top-class economic royalist outfits? such as General Electric, General Motors, and U.S. Steel were among the approximately 125 important corporations who had purchased advertising space in the book. He pointed out that ?approximately half of the advertisers have had contracts with the government to furnish it with services or supplies and it may possibly be that they regarded their advertisements not as a political, but as a business proposition.? In October, the Democratic National Committee was offering the new edition at $5.00 a copy, mostly to businesses around the country, to benefit the New Deal campaign chest. The Democratic Party was in debt after the 1936 campaign in which FDR and Garner overwhelmed the Republican ticket of Kansas Governor Alf Landon and ?Chicago Daily News? newspaper publisher Frank Knox, winning every state except Maine and Vermont in a 523-8 electoral college landslide and 60.8% (to 36.5%) of the popular vote.On May 14, 1937, on Democratic National Committee stationery, DNC Director of Finance Durbin C. Hodgkin wrote to a selected list of businessmen, inviting them ?to join with a few of President Roosevelt?s friends who have asked us to prepare for them a Deluxe edition of the Democratic Book of 1936. These volumes--absolutely limited to 2500 copies--will be individually autographed by the President, each individually numbered, bound in fine leather with the purchaser?s name stamped in gold on the cover. This invitation, of course, is not open to the general public and, therefore, I will deeply appreciate it if you will spare a few moments to see one of my assistants whom I hope to have call on you in a few days. The purpose of this edition is not only to provide the owner with a highly valuable literary production but also to wipe out the deficit of the Democratic National Committee incurred by the recent campaign.?The Deluxe edition included the results of the presidential election. The ?Los Angeles Times? reported on May 21, 1937, that a California manufacturer was called on the same morning he received the letter and was ?told that the volumes to be autographed by the President would cost me $2500. When I said that was out of the question the price was reduced to $1000, then $500 and finally to $250. I refused to give anything at all.? The White House released a statement that the President, signing his name 2,500 times, ?did not realize his autograph was to be used for this unlawful purpose.? On August 12, 1937, the House Rules Committee tabled a Republican-sponsored resolution to investigate the sale of the books and the alleged pressure and threats of reprisals employed by Democratic Book salesmen in soliciting individuals and corporations who doing had government contracts.A significant historical reference, in addition to the history of Congress, the Supreme Court, The White House, the departments of the Cabinet, and the Democratic Party, ?The Democratic Book 1936? includes biographies of all cabinet members, a listing of convention delegates, photographs and facsimile signatures of all Democratic government officials, and copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The full page advertisements designed especially for this book give an interesting perspective of life in America in the mid-1930s. Many of these Limited Editions exist without FDR?s signed White House watercolor because previous owners removed them before discarding the books, resulting in the relative scarcity of a complete volume."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Case of the Seven of Calvary

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1937. First. First edition. A bit of staining on the front board, a little edgeworn, an about very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author, utilizing most of the front fly, leaving space between the greeting and signature: "For Raymond Radford [large space] in fond memory. Anthony Boucher Los Angeles 10/13/37. [large space] After hours of futile cognition, I leave a blank for a punning inscription. I can't conceive anything worthy of your past efforts." Boucher's first book, and uncommon signed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Mr. Norris Changes Trains

      The Hogarth Press, London, 1937. New Edition. Blue Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Signed by Author. June, 1937 new edition of Isherwood's third novel with, on the title page, a line through his printed name & his signature beneath; from the library of Frank Thistlethwaite (Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia from 1961 to 1980) who has signed the fep with the date November 6th 1937; A fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, Thistlethwaite served as a lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge from 1949-61 & was founding chairman of the British Association for American Studies (1955-59). As a young man he went from St. John's, on a Commonwealth fellowship, to the University of Minnesota & lived in America until the second world war which is probably where he met Isherwood; "Inspiration for the novel was drawn from Isherwood's experiences as an expatriate living in Berlin during the early 1930's and the character of Mr Norris is based on Gerald Hamilton. Originally planned as a much more comprehensive and conceptual work, Isherwood jettisoned much of the material and many of the characters to focus on Norris. Initially Isherwood planned to write the novel in the third person, but when he decided to narrow the novel's focus to Norris he changed to first person. He believed this would allow the reader to 'experience' Mr Norris as Isherwood had experienced Gerald Hamilton."; this novel & 'Goodbye to Berlin' provided the inspiration for the play 'I Am a Camera' (1951), the 1955 film 'I Am a Camera' (both starring Julie Harris), the Broadway musical 'Cabaret' (1966) and the film (1972) of the same name. a sound copy though with some wear to spine edges & corners; two newspaper clippings from the time of Isherwood's death are loosely inserted; 280 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Novel; Germany; 1930s; Literature & Literary. Signed by Author. Inventory No: NOV00023. .

      [Bookseller: Bookbarrow]
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        The Years

      London, Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Light foxing to endpapers and fore-edge, boards bowed and faded, some minor paper loss to bottom of half-title, a very good copy in the nicked and tanned dust jacket. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Night Must Fall (Three-sheet film poster)

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Los Angeles, CA 1937 - American three-sheet poster for the classic 1937 crime film, "Night Must Fall." Very Good condition, with a few tiny pinholes at the corners, some splitting at the middle folds. Stamped at the verso is, "Night Must Fall / 3 Sht. A." One of the best crime dramas of the 1930s, and the film that earned Robert Montgomery an Academy Award nomination. Folded, 41 x 81 inches. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Mustersammlung Orientalischer Teppiche (Oriental Rug Pattern Collection)

      Bruno Eberl, Vienna, 1937, Portfolio, Book Condition: Good; 5.25 x 8 box Portfolio with splitting hinges housing a paperback text and 146 loose cards. Text and cards in Very Good condition.Illustrated by 20 color and 126 black and white; GWO 293. Cards depict Oriental rugs from most weaving areas. Uncommon.; 6; 354 pp.

      [Bookseller: RugBooks]
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        The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond.

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        Racing Thoroughbreds. Rowney Colors.

      1937. 1937 - Watercolor painting. 10 x 25 inches. Two horses running right. Signed and dated 7-[19]37. Studio at 715 Bush St., San Francisco, Framed. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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