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        Antwort aus der Stille. Ein Erzählung aus den Bergen.

      Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1937. 8°, 129 S., OLwd. m. OU., OU m. kleinen Randläsuren, kleiner Fleck am Klappenfalz, Buch min. fleckig. Preis in CHF: 495. (W/G2 2) Erstausgabe dieses zweiten Werkes von Max Frisch. Mit dem Schutzumschlag sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Shelley and Son Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth (ABA, ILAB)]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: AboveParBooks]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SERVE IT FORTH. Inscribed.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1937 - Fisher, M.F.K. SERVE IT FORTH. Inscribed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937. 8vo., 253pp. Illustrated. "Dining partners, regardless of gender, social standing, or the years they've lived, should be chosen for their ability to eat - and drink! - with the right mixture of abandon and restraint. They should enjoy food, and look upon its preparation and its degustation as one of the human arts." First Edition of the author's First Book. Publisher's apricot-tan cloth stamped gilt & black on the spine & front cover. A fine copy in a lovely near fine dustwrapper showing minimal use. Neatly inscribed by Fisher in her later hand on the front free endpaper, in blue ink: "This is the first book I ever wrote, 1937 / for Albert Marquand and Andy ___ / M.F.K. Fisher / Glen Ellen / 1990". A superb example of this witty collection of sparkling essays on food lore, recipes & recollections, rarely found inscribed in excellent collector's condition.". The importance of Fisher cannot be underestimated. In a career that spanned more than 60 years, she published more than 30 books & numerous short stories & articles for The New Yorker, Gourmet & others. She has been dubbed "the doyenne, the grande dame of food" "Americas epicure laureate." "The most poetic voice of the working woman in the 20th century", W. H. Auden in 1963, described Fisher as "America's greatest writer" & Raymond Sokolov wrote: "In a properly run culture, M.F.K. Fisher would be recognized as one of the great writers this country has produced in this century." John Updike called Fisher "Poet of the appetites". [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: ReadInk]
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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]

      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction, IOBA]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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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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        Original drawings for "Men Against the Rule": three comparative diagrams illustrating the evolution of yacht design: Puritan - Reliance, Reliance - Enterprise, and Puritan - Enterprise

      [New York, 1937]. Published in Men Against the Rule. A Century of Progress in Yacht Design, 1937, at pp. 121, 127, 131. Two drawings 14 x 18 inches, the third 16 x 15- 1/2 inches. Pen and ink with light blue wash, titled in pencil, marked for reproduction. Some soiling at outer edges. Fine. Siegel p. 219 . Poor was professor of astronomy and celestial mechanics at Columbia University, and author of works on astronomy and yachting. These three drawing are the only original illustrations for Men Against the Rule; all others were photographs of models or reproductions of prints and paintings

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Divine Folly

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed, spine a little rolled and faded, light spotting to edges, pastedowns darkened. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed and marked jacket with a short closed tear repaired on the verso. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE DIVINE FOLLY

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, [1937]., 1937. First edition. 8vo. Lightly rubbed along bottom edges, else very good in dust jacket with light professional retoration to spine ends and corners. Two English brothers are members of a secret society that is plotting the assassination of Napoleon III. They travel from London to Venice, Venice to Vienna, Vienna to London, London to Paris: and into the glittering glamorous world of 19th Century Europe where men are not afraid of having a cause at heart.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        MONUMENTA GERMANIAE HISTORICA.Inde ab anno Christi quingentesimi usque ad annum millesimum et quingentesimum. Editit Societas Aperiendis Fontibus rerum Germanicarum medii aevi. Diplomata Regum Germaniae ex stirpe Karolinorum. 4 Bänden in 3 Bänden (Band 3 und 4 in 1 Band).Band 1: Die Urkunden Ludwigs des Deutschen, Karlamanns und Ludwigs des Jüngeren, bearbeitet von P. Kehr.Band 2: Die Urkunden Karls III. Bearbeitet von P. Kehr.Band 3: Die Urkunden Arnolfs. Bearbeitet von P. Kehr. 2. unveränderte Auflage.Band 4: Die Urkunden Zwentibolds und Ludwigs des Kindes. Bearbeitet von Theodor Schieffer.

      Weidmann 1937-1960, Berlin, - LXIV-XXXIII- XXXIX- XIV- 422 + 434 + 368Seiten, + 332 Seiten, Sehr schönes Exemplar.

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        French Night Life Stories / Feb., 1937 Vol. 4, Number 2. American Pin-up pulp, Georges (George) Quintana Cover

      H.M. Publishing Co., New York 1937 - New York: H.H. Publishing Co., 1937; February, 1937 issue, volume 4, no. 2. Adult purchase only. Pin-up pulp "Good Girl" light erotica piece, with an extraordinarily fetching and classic "Good Girl" cover illustration, a scarce one by the somewhat mysterious Georges (George) Quintana, featuring a perky young lass stretching her arms on a love seat with cushion, clad in.not much; basically a transparent negligee. Executed in that enchanting period style of Quintana, Enoch Bolles and a very few others. 9.5" x 6.75", 66 pp. pictorial wrappers. In quite handsome and bright condition for a piece from this genre and era; two small closed tears, one at top left and the other at bottom left of the cover, a rubber stamped start on the cover, and a millimeter or two of wear at the tip ends of the spine are about all there is to mention. Otherwise, bright, sharp, full of pep and vinegar. Very near to near fine for a pulp periodical, but formally it;s a very good plus. Pulp-paper contents are only lightly age toned, primarily in the margins, and are quite supple. Bright, tight and striking. Contents include a 14-page black & white nude photographic section and a number of b&w "good girl" line drawings, some nude, as illustrations of the several included pieces of soft-erotica pulp fiction. These illustrations were clearly by a number of different artists, all in "Good Girl" interpretations, and all uncredited. A fascinating and very scarce title and number from a uniquely American pulp genre, in rather spectacular condition, with a nearly peerless Good Girl cover. Purchaser must be over 18 years of age, please, due to the nude photographic section (though it is actually rather soft by today's standards). LG-1 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The World Crisis 1911-1918

      Thornton Butterworth Limited, London 1937 - Churchill's history of the First World War - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. This important edition is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. This first abridged edition is exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket. Here is the British first abridged edition, third printing, very good in the original jacket. Of note to collectors, the extremely scarce dust jacket appears identical in every detail to that of the first printing. The green cloth binding is square and clean, retaining bright spine gilt and showing only very light sunning to the spine apart from the bottom edge of the spine which has a small sunned strip. The rear cover shows some small abrasions to the cloth along a 4 inch section near the fore edge (which correspond with dust jacket damage, testifying that the book and jacket have travelled together). The contents are clean and bright with no spotting. The sole previous owner mark is a small bookseller sticker on the front pastedown. All maps and plans present and intact. The unclipped dust jacket would be a remarkably complete example if not for an unfortunate .75 x .5 inch triangular loss at the center right of the spine. The rear face shows some small holes along a 4 inch section adjacent to the flap fold and corresponding with the surface damage to the rear cover of the book. A flawed dust jacket, but one that is both important and scarce. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.c, Woods/ICS A31(bb.3), Langworth p.113. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1936 BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS SPEED RUNS, Report of.

      Kendall Refining Company,, Bradford, PA: 1937 - Illustrated with 1 folded leaf, a facsimile log-sheet for Jenkins' 48 hour run Sept 21 - 23, 1936, showing 7 parameters [MPH, Oil Pressure, H2O out, engine oil temp, axle oil temp, transmission oil temp & atmospheric temp], as recorded over a 52 hour period. 16 captioned b/w snapshots [~ 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"], 15 of the car [et al] & 1 of Jenkins, tipped-in to 4 leaves following the log-sheet. 1 of 7 carbon copies of Robinson's typewritten report to H. C. Bougey, Chief Chemist, General Motors, wherein Robinson details the results of sponsored speed run(s) in 1936 "to establish Worlds' speed records with a view to utilizing results for advertising and sales promotion." The car built was anchored by Duesenberg chassis, and powered with a Curtiss Conqueror Model V-1570 engine, producing 445 HP. Tires were Firestone. All lubricants, from engine to chassis, were Robinson. The driver was David Abbott "Ab" Jenkins, who just the year prior, had established a 24 hour land speed record of 135 mph. For these sponsored attempts, as sanctioned by the American Automobile Association, there were 4 testing periods: Sept. 7th, 21st - 23rd, & the 28th. And resulting were the establishment of 19 speed records, from 169.57 mph for 100 mile distance, to the 48 hour endurance, at 148.62 mph. And oh yeah, Jenkins upped his 24-hour record to 153.76 mph. Since the letter notes 7 other copies of this report were prepared, we can't, in good conscious, term it "unique", but certainly a rare item documenting the constant quest for more speed, in this case a successful one at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, a place made famous by Jenkins [and others] in these feats of automotive 'chest- thumping'. 11-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1 of 8 cc total. 7 ll, typewritten text recto only [carbon copy].

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Lincoln V-12 Seven Passenger Touring Car Concept Design

      Utica 1937 - Exquisite drawing of a quintessential 1930's roadster The old established Willoughby firm, coach body makers in Utica, New York, had a reputation for conservative, quality coachwork in 1930 when Viennese born Otto Hoffmann was hired as draughtsman/designer. He quickly moved the company's design philosophy to the forefront of the streamline school, translating traditional luxury car body types such as this touring car into the modern idiom. Willoughby designed bodies for many major luxury car manufacturers including Lincoln and Rolls Royce. Provenance: Acquired from Hoffmann's widow January, 1985. Tempera on paper.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Scenario (A film with sound)

      Paris: The Obelisk Press,, 1937. Octavo. Signatures loosely inserted as issued into the original buff wrappers printed in red. Folding frontispiece by Abraham Rattner. Contents a little browned, wrappers tanned and chipped with some small loss at the overlapping top edge. Very good. First edition, first printing. One of 200 numbered copies signed by the author. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the first blank, "To Annie and Nicola with best wishes Henry Miller Paris 10/37". The identity of Annie and Nicola is something of a mystery, although Miller reports in Colossus of Maroussi of a meeting in Corfu with the local school master known universally as Nicola, but whether his partner was called Annie we do not know.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Fundus Oculi - diagnostica oftalmoscopica del prof. Q. di Marzio

      Stab. L. Salomone, Rome; Roma 1937 - 100 plates: 212 color drawings "which have been reproduced from original oil paintings by calcolithography. The pictures are reproduced in the upright image as seen by the ophthalmoscope of Gullstrand. The courses of many of the conditions are presented, so that a comprehensive picture is given. A brief description of the fundus lesion and a brief history, including the results of roentgen examination and examination of the visual fields, which explain the relation to general disease, accompany each drawing."; This is a vary rare copy of the first edition of the famous "diagnostica oftalmoscopica del prof. Q. di Marzio", The copy is signed by Di Marzio.; minor edge wear to cover; spine is slightly rubbed; the drawings are in great shape; tight and clean; We will be more than glad to send pictures via mail. Size: 34 Cm Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BookStore]
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        Tulips and Chimneys (Limited Edition #259/481 copies printed)

      Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon 1937 - Handsomely bound in green paper-covered boards and a vellum spine stamped brightly in green with title, author, and floral decorations. Very clean and tight throughout and printed on heavy stock. In a fragile, lightly soiled and chipped dustjacket printed in green and black. The jacket is nearly separated at the front flap and the rear hinge, but is still connected by about 2" on each fold. Small pieces and chips at the top and bottom of the spine ends and at the corners. This copy has been inscribed and signed by Cummings: "For Willard Roger Trask from E.E.Cummings October 27, 1938" penned in black ink at the top of the front endpaper. "The only complete edition of this distinguished poet's first and most significant poetry.Archetype Limited Edition printed by Golden Eagle Press.On Arnold unbleached all-rag paper. Only 148 autographed copies, in deluxe binding, and 333 unsigned copies, in special binding, are for sale in the United States of America, and the remaining 148 copies are allotted for Great Britain." (From the front panel of the dustjacket.) Williard R. Trask was a distinguished literary scholar and translator of French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Italian. He was also a friend and literary advisor to e.e. cummings. He and his wife Georgiana were friends of e.e. cummings and his companion Marion Moorhouse, a professional model who became cummings’ companion and who was buried beside him with the marker, "Marion Morehouse Cummings, 1906-1969." (UUHS) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brainerd Phillipson Rare Books]
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        THE COMPLETE SET OF 4 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE FIRST TRADE EDITION OF THE SILVER HORN

      [New York?]: Done for Grand, Gordon, The Silver Horn, Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co, 1937. First Winward House Edition. Each drawing--a portrait of one of the book's characters--is 9 x 7 inches (excluding margins). The drawings are rendered in ink and gray wash; there are a few light marginal smudges, printer's penciled notes in one margin, away from the image, else fine. Siegel pp. 235-238 . ALSO INCLUDED ARE 2 DRAWINGS NOT USED: a 7 x 1 1/2 inch pen drawing of a hunting horn, unsigned, and a beautifully executed 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch pen and ink drawing for the title page showing a huntsman in partial profile, signed FB, both fine. The identity of "FB" has not been determined. These drawings were done for the Winward House Edition of The Silver Horn, the first trade edition after The Derrydale Press limited edition of 1932. Winward House, owned by the owners of The Derrydale Press, was established in 1933 to provide less expensive and more widely marketed volumes than those issued by Derrydale; The Silver Horn was one of four Derrydale reprints issued under its aegis. Ralph Ludwig Boyer (1879-1952), a well-known illustrator, painter and etcher, illustrated four books for The Derrydale Press between 1936-1939, including Tranquility, and Random Casts. His portraits of Colonel John Weatherford and the other main characters catch superbly the spirit of Gordon Grand's classic text. A FINE SET OF ILLUSTRATIONS

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The History of Saint Louis

      Newtown, Montgomeryshire: The Gregynog Press, 1937 Translated from the French text edited by Natalis de Wailly by Joan Evans. Bound in brown oasis, blocked in gilt on upper cover with the arms of St. Louis, couple of marks to top and lower cover, plus some light shelve marks. Spine has 5 raised bands, title and imprint in gilt, red silk headbands, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut. Internally, NO inscriptions, Arnold & Foster hand-made paper, openings & initial letters printed in red and pale blue and cut on wood. 17 hand -coloured armorial shields engraved on wood by Reynolds Stone, 2 maps drawn by Berthold Wolpe, (6), 157pp, (11), text block NF, signed on paste-down of lower cover, an edition limited to just 200 copies. (Harrop 37/p204)

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Skiing the International Sport

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. First Edition. Folio, pp. xxiv + 328; blue cloth gilt; lower front tip bumped; bookseller's ticket to front pastedown; adhesive mark to front endpaper; near fine copy in a worn and sunned dust jacket (6 inch ragged tear on spine panel, wear at corners and head/tail spine with minor chipping). First edition, trade issue. One of 950 copies of the regular issue. Illustrated with nine color plates, 70 halftone plates from photographs, and seven plates from etchings and drawings. Many contributors to this volumes, including some of the world's foremost authorities on the sport at the time. Scarce in dust jacket. Siegel 124. Hard Cover.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Skiing, The International Sport

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937 - An authoritative compilation of words and pictures, and a physically large volume from which the relatively fragile dust jacket is often missing One of 950 copies. Folio. With 275 illustrations by Shepler, Pennoyer, Marins, Von Diebitsch, Schoenecker, Henel, etchings by Wayne Davis, photographs, etc. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth, t.e.g., fine in slightly worn dust jacket, in a black cloth slipcase. Siegel 124; Frazier P-3-a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        W. A. Mozart C-Moll-Messe (K.-V. 427) in der Stiftskirche St. Peter. Dirigent: Bernhard Paumgartner. [Mitwirkende:] Felicie Hüni-Mihacsek, Maria Keldorfer-Gehmacher, Hermann Gallos, Fritz Krenn. Bläsersoli im "Inkarnatus": Demetrios Callimachos (Flöte), Robert Jackel (Oboe), Ernst Reindel (Fagott). Orgel: Franz Sauer.

      -,, Salzburg, 1937 - Salzburg, -, 1937. o. Pag. OProgrammheft. Jaklitsch III 42. Mit den eighd. Signaturen von Paumgartner, F. Hüni-Mihacsek, Maria Gehmacher-Keldorfer, Hermann Gallos, Fritz Krenn und Sauer auf der letzten Seite. - Etw. fingerfleckig, angestaubt, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        Collected Poems 1909-1935

      London: Faber and Faber Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in black morocco, titles to spine gilt, two raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Couple of minor spots, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, twelfth impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription on the half-title,"inscribed (with pleasure) for Mary Bland by T. S. Eliot 19.ix.49." An interesting association copy; Mary Bland was Eliot's secretary and the wife of David Bland one of the directors at Faber and Faber.

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        Men of Mathematics *****SIGNED BY E.T. BELL*****

      Simon and Schuster 1937 - FIRST EDITION, 4th printing; ONE OF THE FEW IF ONLY TIMES THAT E.T. BELL SIGNED HIS NAME AND HIS PSEUDONYM ON THE SAME DOCUMENT); signed by E.T.Bell on title page: GREETINGS TO VIRGINIA BARTELL, REED COLLEGE, JULY 1953, E.T.BELL=("John Taine"); book and dust jacket are in very good condition; Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Virtual Books]
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        Of Mice and Men

      1937. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Printing of First Edition, First Issue. Beige cloth stamped in terracotta, black and blue top edge; in original dust jacket with the $2.00 price listed in upper corner of front flap [Goldstone-Payne A7.a]. Three small holes along front jacket joint with corresponding bumps to cloth, clean and bright, else in near fine condition, in like jacket.

      [Bookseller: Idler Fine Books]
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