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        Uncharted Seas

      Hutchinson & Compant (1937), London - Original black cloth, lettered in gilt. Illustrated map endpapers. Dust jacket art and endpapers drawn by Diana Younger. A very clean, bright and solid copy in the very scarce dust jacket. A "lost civilization" novel set in the South Atlantic. A lovely copy of a scarce title [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Place Books]
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        TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT

      Charles Scribner's Sons. New York.,1937. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. First printing with the publishers "A" on copyright page. A fine copy of the book in a very near fine original dustwrapper with just a hint of rubbing to the edges and lower panel. Uncommon in such nice condition.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        To Have and Have Not

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1937. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt on green ground and to upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Contents faintly toned. A superb copy in the dust jacket that is very slightly rubbed. First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Schoenberg [with a signed photograph of the composer with his sons, Ronald and Lawrence Schoenberg]

      New York: G Schirmer, 1937 Book. Illus. by Edwad Weston, Otto Rothschild, Carlos Dyer. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. pp 319 [photographs and facsimile plates] A Festschrift to Arnold Schoenberg from 1937 with a vintage photograph of the composer and his two younger sons, signed and annotated by the inventor of the tone row. The photograph (9x15cm) which dates from the early 1940s shows Schoenberg bent over the two boys aged about 4 and 8 in front of what is probably their Californian home. At the bottom of the photograph Schoenberg has written the children's names: 'Ronny, Larry' and 'Grandpa' suggesting that the photograph was inscribed for one of his children from his first marriage (Gertrud or George) who had made him a grandfather by the early 1940s, It's also possible that this is a joke referring to his very evident age when he once again became a father to 'Larry' and 'Ronny' (his wife was 25 years his junior). There are arrows from each of the names to the figures above and also the greeting: 'Merry Xmas'. (Despite the composer's Jewish heritage, his second wife Gertrud Schoenberg was Catholic and their sons were brought up in their mother's tradition.) Schoenberg has signed his name diagonally to the right of the other inscriptions. The photograph is unmistakably a family snap but is elaborately annotated to the rear with instructions to 'Retouch man's face' and crop marks that suggest it was published at some time. The photograph was tipped into this book opposite the half title although the sellotape has long since dried out, with offsetting from the tape marks. The book which contains facsimile musical manuscript, photographs by Edward Weston and examples of Schoenberg's own art and writings is a beautifully designed publication in the publisher's blue cloth which is faded to the edges and markedly along the spine with rubbing to the cloth at the foot of the spine and the corners. Internally near fine. A splendid association copy. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions for more information about this book..

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        To Have and Have Not

      Charles Scribner, New York 1937 - The Scribners A is present. A near Fine copy in smooth black boards with gold stampings. The only flaw to the book is a mild bump to the bottom front board.The pages are clean, and the binding is tight. The dust jacket is near fine with only a very minimal rub to the bottom of the jacket.The black and gold colors are very bright. Over all a highly collectible copy of this 1937 Hemingway book. Tis a beauty. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rose Publications]
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        IN PARENTHESIS seinnyessit e gledyf vm penn mameu

      5 1/2 x 9 in. xv, 224 pgs. Second impression, 1937. Tan cloth boards with blue rectangle and gilt lettering on spine. B&W frontis, illus and a map. Inside the front cover is a red band from its original sale presentation, with the words; 'Awarded the Hawthornden Prize'. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; corners and ends of spine slightly bumped but no wear, foxing to pastedowns and ffeps, but text unfoxed, very clean. Binding is tight. Some slight darkening to covers at edges, as well as upper spine. Previous owner, prof Victor Lange's bookplate on front pastedown. DJ condition is GOOD ; price-clipped, Scotch tape repairs inside to top of spine and one very small tear front cover, small closed tears and chipping to edges, medium/small open tear to top of spine, quite small open tears to base of spine, some very faint wear to front, slight soiling to back, spine darkened. In new Mylar wrapper. Memoir. RGR.

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        To Have and Have Not

      Scribner, NY 1937 - Bound in black cloth, stamped in green and gold. The gilt on the facsimile signature on the front panel is barely readable. The gold and green stamped on the spine has held up well. Endpapers show some typical yellowing with the previous owner's neat name on the ffep. Overall a very acceptable copy of the true first edition (with the "A" on the copyright page) of this Hemingway novel. Included in the price of the book is a facsimile dust jacket that fits the book perfectly. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        THE COMPLETE MEMOIRS OF GEORGE SHERSTON. Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting man. --- Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. --- Sherston's Progress

      Faber and Faber Limited. London.,1937. FIRST ONE VOLUME EDITION. 8vo.(7.9 X 5.3 Inches). A bright and clean copy in a fine recent leather binding of full red morocco, the spine with five raised bands, compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single ruled gilt border on boards. Top edge gilt. Sassoon's masterpiece of autobiographical fiction. One of the great literary works of the twentieth century. The three volumes were originally published between 1928 and 1936.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Log of the Bounty - Being Lieutenant William Bligh's Log of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Armed Vessel Bounty in a Voyage to the South Seas, to Take the Breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies

      The Golden Cockerel Press, London 1937 - Two volumes complete - Volume One - 434pp and Volume Two - 258pp, [2]. Original three colour cloth, title in gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed to extremities, and covers, with a couple of very light scores, colours very slightly faded. Internally a hint of foxing to page edges, otherwise bright and clean. One of three hundred sets, this one being number one hundred and thirty-eight. "The log contains many important passages which do not appear in either of Bligh's previously published books, as well as information patiently collected on the social life of the Tahitians" (Hill). Hill 141, Pertelote 117 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Method for Inceasing the Efficiency of Nuclear Reactions and Products thereof. [British patent, No.:] 465,045.

      [Leamington Spa, His Majestry's Stationary Office by the Currier Press, 1937 - Application date: 1935]. 8vo. Unbound. With a small stamp to lower part of first leaf: "Price 3s. Od.". Handwrinting with pencil to upper right corner of first leaf. A few nicks to outer margin and traces after having been bent, otherwise fine. 2 pp. + 1 blank leaf.. Scarce original printed patent for what is arguably the most important invention in the second half of the twentieth century, namely the production of artificial radio-activity by slow neutron bombardment - that is the Atom bomb. Here, Fermi patented the specification for controlling nuclear fission and for producing radioactive isotopes; the former led directly to the achievement of the chain reaction and the latter to fundamental advances in medicine. Needless to say, the object of the present patent profoundly influenced warfare and geopolitics. Fermi's work, culminating with the present patent, "made him the perhaps the world's leading expert on the subject during the thirties" (Pais, Inward Bound)."In 1934 Senator Corbino, head of the physics department at the University of Rome, urged Enrico Fermi and his collaborators, among whom was Bruno Pontecorvo, to patent a process they had perfected for the production of artificial radio-activity by slow neutron bombardment. This process was a by-product of repetitions and enlargements of a discovery by Irene Curie and her husband Frederic Joliot that the bombardment of certain light elements with alpha particles induced radio-activity.All of this information was therefore in the public domain; but in the only practical use suggested for it was implied in Fermi patent for producing radio-active isotopes, which has been a continued blessing to medical and physiological. [...] In 1940, Frisch worte to allay fears of the possibility of a super-bomb [...]. From this point onwards the story is continued in secret and, at the time, unpublished memoranda and reports." (PMM 422a)."In Rome, about 1929, Rasetti and Fermi began experiments on nuclear subjects. In the meantime the great discoveries of the early 1930's, the portents of the impending revolution in nuclear physics, were being made: positron, neutron, deuterium, and artificial acceleration. The Solvay Conference of 1933 was devoted to the nucleus, and shortly thereafter Fermi developed the theory of beta decay, based on the hypothesis of the neutrino formulated for the first time in 1930 by Wolfgang Pauli. Beta decay-the spontaneous emission of electrons by nuclei-presented major theoretical difficulties. Apparently, energy and momentum were not conserved. Soon thereafter Frédéric Joliet and Irène Joliot-Curie discovered artificial radioactivity-the creation of radioactive isotopes of stable nuclei by alpha particle bombardment. The Joliots' discovery provided the occasion for experimental activity which Fermi continued for the rest of his life. Fermi reasoned that neutrons should be more effective than alpha particles in producing radioactive elements because they are not repelled by the nuclear charge and thus have a much greater probability of entering the target nuclei.Fermi and his collaborators, having proved that no radioactive isotopes were formed between lead and uranium, put forward the natural hypothesis that the activity was due to transuranic elements. These studies, which were continued by Otto Hahn, Lise Meitner, Irène Joliot Curie, Frédéric Joliot, and Savitch, culminated in 1938 in the discovery of fission by Hahn and Fritz Strassmann." (DSB).PMM 422a

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        The Crisis of Our Civilization

      London: Cassell & Company Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Some very minor spotting to endpapers, spine a little sunned but an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A birthday gift from J.R.R. Tolkien to his son Michael. With the home-made bookplate of Michael Tolkien to the front pastedown bearing the presentation inscription of his father J. R. R. Tolkien, "Michael Tolkien, from his father October 22nd 1945". 22 October is the date of Michael Tolkien's birthday. With the recipient's earlier ownership inscription on the front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        SWASTIKA NIGHT. By Murray Constantine [pseudonym],

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1937. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-287 [288],. original medium blue cloth, spine panel stamped in dark blue.. Top edge of text block dusty, a nearly fine, superior copy. (#131838). First edition. Important proto-feminist scientific romance. Burdekin's "best known novel examines a Nazi-dominated Europe 500 years hence through the eyes of the young German protagonist, who begins to understand that something is perhaps awry in a world where women are breeding-animals and Hitler is deified ... a writer of considerable interest. Her work is at times surreptitiously couched, and her message is too often found embedded in romance-fiction plotting, but Burdekin can now be seen as a figure of contemporary interest." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 175. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-21; (1995) 2- 26; and (2004) II-278. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p 71. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 57-8. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 213. Bleiler (1978), p. 48. Reginald 03323.

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        Camille: La Dame Aux Camelias Translated from the French with an Introduction by Edmund Grosse

      Curwen Press, London 1937 - Publisher's full cream/white buckram cloth with a single gilt decoration on cover. In slipcase. Illustrated with 12 colored water plates by Marie Laurentis, limited to 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Translated from French with an Introduction by Edmund Grosse. . Spine mildly soiled, cover lightly marked, former owner's name written on ffep. Slip case has light watermarks and soiled, but sturdy, else very good. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Watercolors. 4to 11" - 13" tall. (xi), 214 pp [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Movie Merry-Go-Round

      London: Newnes,, 1937. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Frontispiece and 18 plates. Very lightly rubbed at extremities. A superb copy in the slightly rubbed and nicked jacket with toned spine panel and a few small tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Jimmie Starr good wishes! From – Paddy Carstairs, 1937".

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        Conferencia nacional de Juventudes Socialistas Unificadas; Enero 1937

      [Spain]: Graficas Valencia, 1937. Poster, 27x39 inches, Design by José Bardasano depicts red flag of the JSU flying high. Minor wear. The JSU was formed by the combination of the youth divisions of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and the Communist Party of Spain.

      [Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB]
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        SCHONHEIT IM OLYMPISCHEN KAMPF. MIT ZAHLREICHEN AUFNAHMEN VON DEN OLYMPISCHEN SPIELEN 1936.

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

      [Bookseller: Michael Laird Rare Books LLC]
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        A collection of 8 original watercolours, showing Arabian circus horses at Bertram Mills's circus. Mostly signed ("MJ Stevens") and dated. All matted and housed in half leather box with gilt title to spine. Royal folio (47 x 38 cm).

      London, 1934-1937. - I: Arabian circus horses with figures beside tents. Watercolour over pencil (145 x 247 mm). Signed "M. J. Stevens". II: An Arabian circus horse with "Wild West" riders, a clown and other figures outside a tent (195 x 247 mm). Signed and dated "M. J. Stevens, 1934". III: An Arabian circus horse with figures and a terrier at the entrance to a tent (240 x 190 mm). IV: Arabian circus horses, an Arabian foal, Shetland ponies and circus folk outside the bog top (245 x 294 mm). Signed and dated "M. J. Stevens. 1934." V: Arabian circus horses, both standing and moving in a circular formation around the ringmaster with six Shetland ponies moving in a circular anticlockwise direction on the outside (240 x 290 mm). VI: An Arabian horse rearing in a circus stable with other Arabian horses and two figures. Watercolour over pencil (270 x 366 mm). VII: A female circus acrobat performing in the ring on an Appaloosa horse with the ringmaster in attendance. Watercolour (145 x 197 mm). VIII: Study of an Arabian circus horse and female rider (285 x 197 mm). A charming series of original watercolours by one of the most sought-after horse painters of the early 20th century, showing the use of Arabian horses in the circus arena during the 1930s. Stevens's possibly most famous work is the watercolour used for the cover illustration of Greely's "Arabian Exodus", one of the principal works on the subject of Arabian horses, first published in 1972 (while her watercolour was produced as early as 1940). As the owner of the Pelere Arabian Stud, Stevens was both a highly respected breeder of Arabian horses and a gifted artist. Born in Penryn in 1903, she received her early tutelage from her mother; this was followed by spells at the Slade and Lucy Kemp-Welch's school at Bushey in Hertfordshire. - The English circus enterpreneur Bertram Mills staged a circus at London’s Olympia Theatre and also toured the British Isles.

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        STAR MAKER

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,. [1937]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xii 1-339 [340: printer's imprint],. original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in red.. Some patchy spotting to spine panel (appears to be old mildew marks),. some age-darkening to paste-downs and thin vertical strip of free. endpapers near gutter margins, touch of dust soiling to top edge of. text block, a nearly fine copy in bright, near fine first issue. pictorial dust jacket (price "8s. 6d. net" at base of front flap not. clipped or canceled) with light age-darkening to spine panel and. inner surfaces of flaps (no show through on outer surfaces) and light. dust soiling to spine and rear panels. The front panel of this. striking jacket (designed by Bip Pares) is very bright and overall,. the jacket is quite attractive. Nice copies of this book are elusive.. (#111970). First edition, first impression, first issue. 2513 copies of this issue were distributed. The author's fourth novel, often regarded as Stapledon's greatest work, and one of the very few truly seminal modern SF novels. "... mind-boggling imaginative tour de force..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2150-55. "... a tremendously exciting exposition of Stapledon's philosophy, which extends his thought to its logical conclusion." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-60. "A magnificent work by any standards; the most important speculative work of the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-121. "LAST AND FIRST MEN is just slightly an atheist's tract, based largely on nineteenth-century thought, and in particular on Winwood Reade's MARTYRDOM OF MAN. In STAR MAKER, the atheism has become a faith in itself, so that it inevitably approaches higher religion, which is bodied forth on a genuinely new twentieth- century perception of cosmology. It therefore marks a great step forward in Stapledon's art, the thought unfolding with little sense of strain through chapter after chapter. It is magnificent. It is almost unbearable ... LAST AND FIRST MEN and STAR MAKER soar far beyond the accepted limits of science fiction ... Stapledon is the great classical example, the cold pitch of perfection as he turns scientific concepts into vast ontological epic prose poems, the ultimate SF writer." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Stapledon's "influence, both direct and indirect, on the development of many concepts which now permeate genre SF is probably second only to that of H. G. Wells." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151-53. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-101; (1987) 2-112; and (2004) II-1072. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1514. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s- 1930s 722. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 72. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 153. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 205. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 215. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 209-12. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13562. Satty and Smith A7.1.1.1.

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        Dr. Wilhelm Frick Und Sein Ministerium: Aus Anlass Des 60. Geburtstages Des Reichs-Und Preussischen Ministers Des Innern, Dr. Wilhelm Frick Am 12. Maerz 1937

      Munich: Zentralverlag der NSDAP, F. Eher Nachf., 1937 - FRICK'S OWN COPY, INSCRIBED TO HIM BY THE EDITOR ON THE DAY OF PUBLICATION: "Herrn Reichsminister Dr. Frick zum 60 Geburtstag zugleich im Namen aller Mitarbeiter in dankbarer Verehrung ueberreicht von seinem Staatssekretaer Hans Pfundtner am 12. Maerz 1937. " ("Presented with grateful reverence to the honorable Reichsminister Dr. Frick on his 60th birthday on behalf of all of his staff members as well as his deputy minister, Hans Pfundtner on 12 March 1937. ") A superbly well-educated bureaucrat, Frick formulated many of the laws that established Nazi power. As a member of the Bavarian civil service, he was an early supporter of Adolf Hitler, helping him to gain German citizenship, and participating in the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923. In MEIN KAMPF, Hitler named Frick as one of the only government officials "who have the right to be considered as having taken active part in the creation of a national Bavaria. " When Hitler reorganized the Nazi Party in 1925, he drafted Frick to serve in its leadership corps, and when he became chancellor in 1933, he appointed Frick to his cabinet as Minister of the Interior. In this capacity Frick drafted such landmark legislation as the Enabling Act of 1933, granting Hitler plenary powers, and the antisemitic Nuremberg Laws of 1935, which established a legal basis for the Holocaust. He facilitated the eugenic extermination of "unproductive eaters"--Germans with mental and physical disabilities--and supervised the operation of concentration camps and the building of Auschwitz. It was Frick who organized the Gestapo, appointing Heinrich Himmler to run it, and Frick who introduced the Yellow Star to stigmatize Jews. He also promulgated laws banning what he called "nigger jazz, " and tried to introduce Nazi prayers in school (reprinted in this volume). After the War, Frick was tried for crimes against humanity and executed. Hans Pfundtner, the editor of this and other Nazi publications, was Frick's deputy and helped to draft the Nurenberg Laws and other measures furthering the Final Solution; he committed suicide in 1945. This collection of celebratory essays published in honor of Frick's 60th birthday is illustrated with portraits of the subject and the contributors, including Himmler. The personal bookplate Frick shared with his wife Margarete adorns the front endpaper. A large volume (4to), bound in gilt-stamped red velvet. Covers lightly worn: a very good or better copy. An important relic of one of the most significant figures behind the rise of the Third Reich, and perhaps the paradigmatic exemplar of what Hannah Arendt famously termed "the banality of evil. " [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Carpe Librum]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1937. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very good plus/Very good . This is the British first edition, first printing in the first printing dust jacket. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. Churchill's piece about Hitler can be a shock to the modern ear, as it underscores his ability to write a balanced appraisal of his subject while expressing his earnest desire to avoid the war that he would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years later. There is a reason this book is still in print today. It was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill's balanced and nuanced perspectives are a good model for many of today's more polemic writers. And naturally, in the course of sketching the character of his contemporaries Churchill necessarily reveals some of his own character and perspective. Churchill's portrait of T.E. Lawrence, published here just a few years before the Second World War, might well have been written about the author rather than by him: "The impression of the personality of Lawrence remains living and vivid upon the minds of his friends, and the sense of his loss is in no way dimmed among his countrymen. All feel the poorer that he has gone from us. In these days dangers and difficulties gather upon Britain and her Empire, and we are also conscious of a lack of outstanding figures with which to overcome them. Here was a man in whom there existed not only an immense capacity for service, but that touch of genius which everyone recognizes and no one can define." (Great Contemporaries, p.164) While some of the subjects of Churchill's sketches have receded into history, many remain well-known and all remain compellingly drawn. This is as compelling a read today as it was in 1937. Here is a collector-worthy copy, very good plus in a very good, unclipped first printing dust jacket. Collectors should note that the first printing dust jacket is unique, with changes to the front flap on the second and subsequent printings. The binding is immaculate, square, and tight with sharp corners, bright gilt, and no sign of the usual fading to the blue cloth. The only flaw we note is a some outward warp to the top board edges. If not for this minor detraction, this copy would certainly merit being graded as "fine." The contents are bright and tight. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms what the lovely binding already tells us - that this copy has spent life jacketed. We find no internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a vintage inked name on the first free endpaper. The blue topstain remains uniformly dark. Light spotting is confined to the otherwise bright fore edge. The first printing dust jacket is unclipped and highly complete, with good overall color. We note minor losses at the hinge corners and flap fold extremities to a maximum depth of just over .5 inch, overall spine scuffing and toning, light overall soiling, and wear with short closed tears along the top edge of the front face. Despite this catalogue of minor flaws, a quite respectable example of a first printing dust jacket increasingly scarce in collector-worthy condition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A105.1.a, Woods/ICS A43(a.1), Langworth p.178

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        Die Judenfrage im Unterricht

      Nürnberg Der Stürmer / Abteilung Buchverlag, 1937.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (schwarze Broschur / Kartoneinband / Steifumschlag im Format 15,5 x 22,4 cm) mit Deckeltitel und illustriertem hinteren Einbanddeckel (Graphik: "Ohne Lösung der Judenfrage keine Erlösung der Menschheit"). 46 Seiten, mit vielen, teilweise ganzseitigen Fotoabbildungen, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: Vorwort von Gauleiter Julius Streicher - Einführung - Das deutsche Kind und der Jude - Der wahre Jude - Judentum ist Verbrechertum - Der Gott der Juden - Die verbrecherischen jüdischen Geheimgesetze - Wie verhalten sich die Kirchen zum Volke der Christusmörder ? - Der Jude in der Weltgeschichte - Wie große Männer den Juden sahen - Urteile großer Männer über die Juden (Christus, Tacitus, Dr. Martin Luther, Friedrich der Große, Goethe, Napoleon I., Johann Gottlob Fichte, Hellmuth von Moltke, Bismarck, Adolf Hitler) - Rassenschande. - Im Anhang ganzseitige Verlagsanzeige "Der Stürmer, Herausgeber Julius Streicher. Deutsches Wochenblatt zum Kampfe um die Wahrheit, leuchtet hinein in die Geheimnisse des Judentums. Er schafft gründliche Aufklärung über die größte und brennendste Frage aller Fragen, über die Judenfrage. Der Weg des "Stürmers" gegen 14 Jahre lang durch Hohn und Spott, Verfolgung und Verleumdung, Gerichtssäle und Gefängnisse. Der Stürmer ist nie von seinem Wege abgewichen. Er ist heute das bekannteste und gefürchtetste antisemitische Wochenblatt der Welt. Jeder Deutsche liest den Stürmer". - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung (Stempel auf Titelblatt, sonst tadellos). - Aus dem Vorwort: "Der nationalsozialistische Staat hat auf allen Lebensgebieten des deutschen Volkes grundlegende Veränderungen gebracht. Er hat damit auch den deutschen Lehrer vor neue Aufgaben gestellt. Der nationalsozialistische Staat verlangt von seinen Lehrern die Unterrichtung der deutschen Kinder in der Rassenfrage. Die Rassenfrage aber ist für das deutsche Volk die Judenfrage. Wer dem Kind das Wissen vom Juden beibringen will, muss selbst ein Wissender geworden sein. Stadtschulrat Fritz Fink will mit seiner Schrift "De Judenfrage im Unterricht" dem deutschen Lehrer auf dem Weg zur Kenntnis und Erkenntnis ein Helfer sein. Er kann und darf dies, weil er selbst vom Schicksal dazu berufen wurde, an einem Kampfe teilzunehmen, der ihn das Wissen vom jüdischen Blut und seiner Auswirkung im deutschen Volk erleben ließ. Wer mit dem Herzen in sich aufnimmt, was Fritz Fink mit einem Herzen niederschrieb, das sich schon seit vielen Jahren um sein Volk sorgt, der wird dem Schöpfer dieses äußerlich kleinen Werkes dankbar sein." - Aus der Einführung: "Die Rassen- und Judenfrage ist das Kernproblem der nationalsozialistischen Weltanschauung. Die Lösung dieses Problems sichert das Bestehen des Nationalsozialismus und damit das Bestehen unseres Volkes für ewige Zeiten. Die ungeheure Bedeutung der Rassenfrage wird heute vom deutschen Volk fast restlos erkannt. Um zu dieser Erkenntnis zu kommen, musste unser Volk einen langen Leidensweg gehen. Damit kommenden Generationen dieser Leidensweg erspart bleibt, wollen wir deutschen Erzieher unserer Jugend schon von Kindheit an das Wissen vom Juden in die Herzen senken. Es soll und darf in unserem Volke keiner mehr aufwachsen, der nicht den Juden in seiner ganzen Ungeheuerlichkeit und Gefährlichkeit kennen würde. Das setzt voraus, daß auch der deutsche Erzieher selbst in die Rassen- und Judenfrage tief eingedrungen ist. In den Schulungslagern und Arbeitsgemeinschaften des Nationalsozialistischen Lehrerbundes wird in dieser Hinsicht wertvolle Arbeit geleistet. Die Erfahrung lehrt aber, daß viele Erzieher die in der Rassen- und Judenfrage gewonnene Erkenntnis in ihrer Schule nicht so zu verwerten und auszulegen vermögen, daß unsere Jugend für ihr ganzes Leben Gewinn davon hätte. Wer der Rassenkunde und der Judenfrage in seiner Schule jede Woche eine Stunde widmet und sie gewissermaßen zu einem eigenen, selbstständigen Fache Stempel, der geht den Weg der Unnatur. Die Erkenntnisse in der Rassen- und Judenfrage müssen organisch aus dem gesamten Unterricht und Schule heraus wachsen. Rassenkunde und Judenfrage müssen sich durch den Unterricht aller Altersstufen wie ein roter Faden hindurchziehen. Es gibt unter den Unterrichtsfächern unserer Schule keines, aus dem sich nicht für die Judenfrage wertvolle Erkenntnisse in ungeahnter Fülle schöpfen ließen . . . Das Schriftchen "Die Judenfrage im Unterricht" will deutschen Erziehern in schlichter Art den Weg zeigen, wie die Judenfrage natürlich in den Unterricht eingebaut werden kann. Wer den Hauptweg einmal hat, wird selbst tausend Seitenstraßen finden und neue Erkenntnisse aufspüren". Insbesondre schärft Verf. seinen Lesern ein, ihre Schülereinnen - insondre "reifere Mädchen" - im Unterricht eindringlichst vor Anmache durch und Sex mit Juden zu warnen. - Bücher oder Quellenmaterialien aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus werden von uns nur zu Zwecken der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung, der Abwehr verfassungsfeindlicher Bestrebungen, der wissenschaftlichen / kunst- bzw. militärgeschichtlichen / uniformkundlichen Forschung, der Aufklärung oder Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens angeboten (§ 86a StGB). Der Käufer verpflichtet sich mit Abschluß des Kaufvertrags, die von uns bezogenen Bücher nur für derartige Zwecke, jedoch in keiner Weise propagandistisch bzw. zu volksverhetzenden Zwecken im Sinne des o.g. StGB-Paragraphen zu benutzen.

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        [Original Art]: Black Mother Goose: Eight Murals or Friezes Depicting African-American Children as Characters from Nursery Rhymes

      [Circa 1937]. Eight murals or friezes depicting African-American children as characters from nursery rhymes. Meant to be hung or in a continuous pattern, the mural consists of eight oil paintings on canvas, each of which measures 19" x 82", and if hung together, they would total about 55 feet long. Each canvas is currently gently rolled, with a protective tissue wrapper. There are small cracks in the paint, with no loss and they are overall fine. A remarkable and enigmatic mural illustrating African-American children in themes from various nursery rhymes including the Mother Goose rhymes, (especially from "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"), themes from Alice in Wonderland, Little Black Sambo, and others. Some of the panels are signed and/or dated in 1937 by Marion Mackenzie Heywood, a Philadelphia based artist, of whom we know little. .

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        Verve : an Artistic and Literary Quarterly [Vol. 1, No. 1 (Dec. 1937) -]. Contributors to This Issue Include Miro, Gide, Dos Passos, Malraux, Matisse, & C.

      Paris : [Impr. Des Beaux-Arts] 1937 - Ill. (some col. , some mounted) ; 36 cm. A translation of the French edition issued with the same title. Subjects: Art--Periodicals. Issue numbers within vols. 1-2 constitute whole no. 1-8. Suspended publication Sept. /Nov. 1940-Oct. 1943. Cf. Union list of serials. An exceptional copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly nicked and dust-dulled as with age. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 112 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VERVE: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly

      Imprimerie Des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1937 - The first issue of the most celebrated art journal of the century: Verve, No. 1, with original lithographs by Leger, Miro, Rattner, and Bores, and cover by Matisse. The English-language issue. With four original lithographs printed by Mourlot Freres: "L'Eau" by Leger, "L'Air" by Miro, "le Feu" by Rattner & "la Terre" by Bores. With photography by Man Ray, Brassai, and others; text by Gide, Bataille, Garcia Lorca, Malraux, Henri Michaux, Vollard, and Cradel. The cover by Matisse was designed specially for this issue. Paris: December 1937. No. 1. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. Wrappers with wear to top of spine and a few stray scratches and marks; text clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        VERVE, Volume 1, Number 1

      1937 - VERVE, An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Director: E. Teriade. Paris: Verve, 1937. Volume 1, Number 1. (December, 1937). Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 128 pp. Large 4to., illustrated paper wrappers. This, the first issue of the American edition of this French publication, has a cover specially designed by Matisse and a series of original color lithographs illustrating the four elements by Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Rattner and Bores. There are heliogravure illustrations of photographs by Man Ray, Brassai, Louis Guichard, and others. Also, among much else, a double-spread photograph of Picasso's "Guernica" taken by Dora Maar, which had only recently been exhibited at the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris Exhibition of 1937, an article by Andre Gide, "A few Reflections on the Disappearance of the Subject in Painting and Sculpture," and previously unpublished letters and drawings from Cezanne to Emile Zola. All texts are in English, translated (mostly) by Robert Sage. A very bright, clean copy with the subscription order form housed in the bright, paper-covered box, with the illustration by Matisse reproduced on the lid. The box is split at the corners and has a few tears and some soil. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Tale Of The Land Of Green Ginger

      Arthur Barker Ltd, London 1937 - Green cloth boards, a bit faded to front, spine and rear, with small black lettering to spine. (see pics) No inscriptions, stamps or book plates. Text block clean and tight with light foxing to page edges and pre-lims, clear within. Smashing illustrations, clear and bright. One closed tear to bottom of page 38, text not affected. Splendid characters with names like Wicked Prince Tintac Ping Foo, Prince Rubdub Ben Thud of Arabia, Sulkpot Ben Nagnag and Boomalakka Wee, and with Omar Khayyam, Aladin and Widow Twankey popping up, this is quite a treat. Scarce in this edition. Happy to supply further photographs or answer questions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Road to Wigan Pier

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937 FIRST EDITION finely bound in black leather by our master book binder. 8.75\" tall x 5.5\" wide, 264 pages. This copy is one of the Trade Editions that escaped having to have a preface to Part 2. An extremely attractive uninscribed copy in excellent condition. Catalogs: Road to Wigan Pier, First Editions, Modern First Editions, Rare First Editions, George Orwell, Fine Bindings, Presentation Copy, Special Gifts, Collectors Pieces,Politics, Social History

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        Broadsides. A Collection of New Irish and English Songs. [Second Series]. Dublin, Cuala Press, 1937. Limited edition of 150 copies, Signed by W. B. Yeats and Dorothy Wellesley.

      Cuala Press 1937 - Twenty-five hand-coloured woodblock illustrations by Jack B. Yeats, Victor Brown, Harry Kernoff, and Maurice McGonigal. One page Errata loosely inserted. Small folio, original linen-backed boards with lettering piece on upper cover, mild age toning to spine, otherwise a very good to fine copy. The first series of Broadsides were issued monthly during 1935, with the bound set published in an edition of 100 copies in December. The second series was similarly issued in a bound edition of 150 copies in December 1937. [Wade 254 / Miller page 121]. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Fish by Shaldach: Collected Etchings, Drawings and Water-Colors of Trout, Salmon and Other Game Fish. Introduction by former Governor of Pennsylvania Gifford Pinchot. Etchers Introduction by John Taylor Arms

      Philadelphia, New York, London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1937 - "To Eugene from Edgar Christmas1937" Derrydale Press founder Eugene V. Connett from his close friend and Derrydale author and artist Dr. Edgar Burke. A beautiful production of the Schaldach volume, in a wonderful association copy First edition, no. 289 of 1560 copies. 4to. Illustrated with 60 plates, 7 in color. Blue buckram, gilt stamped. Fine copy in original printed box. Bruns S47; Ordeman p. 102 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays by W. B. Yeats. 1931 to 1936

      Dublin: The Cuala Press., 1937. Octavo. Original cream quarter cloth over blue paper-covered boards, front side lettered in black, white paper title label to spine lettered in black, edges uncut, blue endpapers. Imitation leaf at end lettered in red. Head of sides slightly faded, browning and wear to spine label with some loss, spine tanned, internally bright and clean, an excellent copy. First, limited edition, one of 300 copies published by Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the Cuala Press on paper made in Ireland.

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        THE METAMORPHOSIS. Translated by A. L. Lloyd

      The Parton Press. london. 1937. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.2 inches). A bright, clean copy in publishers original blue cloth backed black boards. Spine lettered in black. Blue paper label, lettered in black, to the front panel. Lacking the glassine dustwrapper. A small amount of rubbing to the extremities but overall a smart copy of this important and powerful book. Originally published in German under the the title of Die Verwandlung in 1915.

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