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        WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

      1937 - RANSOME, Arthur. WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GO TO SEA. London: Jonathan Cape (1937). First edition. 351 pp. 8vo., dark green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Map endpapers have a faint ouch of foxing - else the book is very clean internally. A few small spots to fore-edge, not affecting text. In a good dust jacket, spine darkened, with a 1/2 inch chip to top of spine above title, and a few small closed tears to rear panel. Jacket is lightly age-toned at edges. The Swallows adrift - a wonderful children's adventure at sea.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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        Collection of 11 photographs.

      Hejaz, Addis Abeba, 1937-1965 and no date.. 11 black and white photographs (gelatin silver prints, 50 x 69 to 180 x 230 mm).. Photographs of the Mahmal on its way to Mecca, pilgrims performing the hajj, the Holy Kaaba, a scene of dhabiha, etc. Among the pilgrims pictured is among them Rajah Sayyid Harrun Putra ibni Sayyid Hassan Jamalullail, ruler of Malaysia, with the Emir of Mecca, Machaal ibn Abdulaziz, brother of H.R.H. King Faisal.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Murder By Air. 1st UK.

      Newnes, London, 1937, - JOHNS, W.E., Captain. Murder By Air . London: Newnes, [n.d. - 1937]. First Printing. Pp. (4),9-252. 8vo, blue cloth with black lettering to spine. The third volume in the Steeley series of aviation adventure books. A bit musty, spine very slightly browned, some wear to outer hinges and bottom edge, minor bumping to bottom corners of both boards, small, faint purplish stain to middle of rear outer hinge, some light edge-spotting, small black smudge to front board, else a very nice copy. Scarce. 600.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        The Road to Wigan Pier

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original orange wrappers printed in black. 32 pages of illustrations from photographs. Some typical light spotting, spine a little cocked but an excellent copy. First edition, the elusive bowdlerised reissue which was put out by Gollancz seemingly in an attempt to re-establish the orthodoxy of his socialist credentials. This version contained only Part One of the original work without the introduction. It is notoriously scarce.

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        The Beautiful Wedding

      San Francisco, CA, 1937. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dark sage green paper-covered thick wraps are lightly stained with corners bumped, clean interior, pasted-on label on spine. A very elaborate retelling of their daughter Kay's wedding. Inscribed "To Kay and Jim this account of their own wedding is lovingly inscribed by The Chroniclers-Their Mother and Pops in the full belief that they will find it pleasant reading all their lives-and perhaps after them-god only knows how many little Caldwells and What'stheirnames-what an awful pen. Charles Erskine Scott Wood and Sara Bard Field, The Cats, Los Gatos, California, 1930." Small woodcut illustration with red text. Privately printed at the Grabhorn Press. 3 copies of this edition reside in institutional libraries.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        RAIZ DEL HOMBRE.

      Simbad,, México City: 1937 - 11-62 pp. PRIMERA EDICIÓN. FIRST EDITION. Author's third book. Tercer libro de Octavio Paz. 600 copies. Bound in 1/4 leather. Original wrappers not bound in. Reencuadernado sin caratulas originales. Light soiling to prelims; otherwise a fine copy. See additional images provided. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Panic Spring

      New York: Covici-Friede. (1937). First. First American edition. Near fine in a soiled, good only dustwrapper with several shallow chips and a longish tear on the rear panel. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Traite de chirurgie orthopedique. 5 Bde.

      . Paris, Masson, 1937, Gr.8°, 4437 pp., unzählige Abb., 5 orig. Halbleinenbände mit Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Buchdeckeln.. Erste und wohl einzige Auflage dieses monumentalen Werkes der Orthopädie, hrsg. von dem bekannten Kinderchirurgen und Orthopäden Louis Ombredanne (1871-1956) und P. Mathieu der durch die Bemühungen von Ombredanne den ersten Lehrstuhl der Orthopädie der Pariser Fakultät erhielt. - M.Lance, G. Huc und P. Padovani waren bei der Redaktion der von über 60 verschiedenen Autoren gefertigten Beiträgen behilflich.

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        After Big Game in the Upper Yukon.

      John Long, London - 1937, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. 287pp. Octavo. Bound in original pebbled green cloth. Photo plates, maps, endpaper maps. Minor wear and bumping to corners otherwise a very attractive copy. Tourville 305. An account of three extended trips in 1914, 1925, and 1926 to the MacMillan River and its tributaries in the upper Yukon River area. the trip in addition to being a hunting expedition also made many natural history observations, recording rare flowers, and one new species of Caribou. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Serenade

      Knopf, New York 1937 - 8vo, pp. 314. Original black boards, lettered in silver on front panel and spine. Top edge stained red, other two edges uncut. A fine copy in a very good example of the illustrated, purple variant dustwrapper, which has a 3mm lateral chip at the spine head, a slightly faded spine, and a little light chipping to top edge. First edition of Cain's second novel, after The Postman Always Rings Twice. The homosexual characters in noir fiction are usually found in the supporting cast, seedy bookshop proprietors and furtive informers doomed to die a horribly detailed death long before the final chapter. In Serenade, homosexuality provides the crucial -- and ludicrous -- plot point. An opera singer's voice is destroyed by the homosexual attentions of a conductor; only his murder can salvage the singer's career. Cain actually believed that artistic accomplishment was compromised by homosexual inclinations. He boasted that medical colleges used Serenade to teach students about the condition, and in a letter to the critic H. L. Mencken he wrote: 'The lamentable sounds that issue from a homo's throat when he sings are a matter of personal observation. But the theme [of the book] demanded the next step, the unwarranted corollory that heavy workouts with a woman would bring out the stud horse high notes.' Hardboiled homophobia from one of the great noir novelists. Who turns out to have been an idiot. Filmed in 1956 by Anthony Mann, with Joan Fontaine and Mario Lanza in the leads. A very nice copy, in the scarce dustwrapper. [Slide:13] Slide: 13

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 1p. folded verso, Harvard Club stationery, New York, NY, May 20, 1937

      - This letter is to George Haslsins and reads, "Dear George, I just saw this morning an editorial in the Herald Tribune that your father had died and I want to express my sympathy. I knew of him only from study in History one, and what you said from time to time, but I think you were singularly fortunate to have such a great man and scholar both as a father and an example in life, for I am sure it drove home to you a lesson that some of us never learn, that the only happiness in this world lies in the utmost employment of one's natural endowments. But then I think you learned that long ago, and I am one who may never learn it, so that it is foolish of me to write so. Since your letter a month ago and subsequent copies of the Monthly, I have been meaning to write you a long critical letter, for I was tremendously impressed with the magazine, feeling at the same time there is no room for two at Harvard. I have left the paper in Richmond and am thinking of work in Washington, while your sincere friend and admirer," and signed in full, "John Sloan" [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Thieves Like Us

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes. 1937. First. First edition. Fine in a very good plus example of the dustwrapper with some modest chipping on the rear panel, tiny nicks at the spine ends, some rubbing, and a closed tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1948 film They Live By Night, the first film directed by Nicholas Ray (at the suggestion of influential producer and much later character actor John Houseman). The book was filmed under its original title in 1974 by Robert Altman, starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall and featuring background radio music and sounds provided by mystery author, bookseller, and old-time radio expert John Dunning. Exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Der Mensch ist kein Haustier. Drama. Mit 7 Originallithographien von Max Beckmann.

      - Paris, Editions Cosmopolites, 1937. 21,7 : 13,6 cm. 111,(1) S. mit Illustr. auf Titel und 7 Tafeln mit ganzs. Lithographien. Orig.-Kart. mit Deckelillustr. Hofmaier 323-329. - Gallwitz 286. - Jentsch, Illustrierte Bücher des deutschen Expressionismus, 168 mit Abb. - Schauer II, 117. - Sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Thieves Like Us

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes. 1937. First. First edition. Fine in a very good plus example of the dustwrapper with some modest chipping on the rear panel, tiny nicks at the spine ends, some rubbing, and a closed tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1948 film They Live By Night, the first film directed by Nicholas Ray (at the suggestion of influential producer and much later character actor John Houseman). The book was filmed under its original title in 1974 by Robert Altman, starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall and featuring background radio music and sounds provided by mystery author, bookseller, and old-time radio expert John Dunning. Exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The D.A. Calls It Murder

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. Slight foxing; some cloth waterstaining; else very good in a worn and torn dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author to one of his secretaries, ?To Louise - who helps in turning ?em out, from the guy who turns ?em out. With Love, Erle/ Erle Stanley Gardner to Louise Weissberger/ Laguna Beach/ Dec. 14 1936.?

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        THE CASE OF THE LAME CANARY

      New York: William Morrow and Company,. 1937. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-281 [282: blank],. original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow, top edge stained yellow, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-trimmed.. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with shallow fraying. to upper spine end and upper corner tips. A nice copy. (#111354). First edition. The eleventh Perry Mason novel.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        THE WESTLAND CASE. ORIGINAL ONE-SHEET MOVIE POSTER

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

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        Métamorphose de Narcisse

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

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        Admiral Togo, A Memoir

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

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        Practical Radio

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

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

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

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

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

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        I sonetti a Orfeo

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

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        Jamaica Jaunt or the Rover Boys and How They Conquered Old Demon Rum

      N.p: Privately Printed 1937 - Limited Edition. Number 4 of 4 numbered copies of this handmade book of a 1930s trip undertaken by four well-heeled couples from Chicago to New York, Havana, Jamaica, Bermuda, Chicago and back again. With sixty original captioned photographs, most taken in Jamaica, six original drawings, and a hand-drawn map. Front board reattached; a very good copy in gilt-tooled leather boards (internally fine).

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        FIGURE AWAY.

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

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        Typescript with autograph dedication signed.

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

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        The Road to Oxiana

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

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

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

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

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

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        POEMA DEL CANTE JONDO.

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

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        La légende de Masino Girgenti

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

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        Smashing the Vice Trust.

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

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        The Hand in the Glove (First Edition)

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

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        [George VI in Scottish Regimental Uniform]

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

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        Property and improperty

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

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        Antwort aus der Stille. Eine Erzählung aus den Bergen.

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

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        Think and Grow Rich (First Edition)

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

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

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

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        To Have and Have Not

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

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        A MINOR OPERATION

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

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