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        The Red Pony.

      New York, Covici Friede Publishers, 1937 - Octavo. Original cream cloth over flexible boards, square panels ruled in grey, spine and front cover lettered in red, pony to front cover in red, top edge trimmed, others untrimmed; original glassine. Original slipcase, spine lettered in black and hand-numbered in red ink. A little rubbing to slipcase, a fine copy, rare in the original glassine. First edition, one of 699 numbered copies on handmade paper, signed by the author, this being number 5. This copy is from the library of Steinbeck's sister, Elizabeth Steinbeck Ainsworth, who died in 1992. Goldstone and Payne A9a; Gross & Hayman 27; Valentine 78. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Red Pony

      Covici Friede 1937 - SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of 699 copies printed. This copy is authentically SIGNED BY JOHN STEINBECK. The author didn't sign many trade edtions, and most of them are forgeries. The signed/limited edition guarantees that the signature is legit, directly from the publisher. The book is in nice condition with minor wear to the spine and edges. Otherwise, the binding is tight, and the pages are clean. There is no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp clean copy in collector's condition. We buy Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Earthly Discourse.

      New York: The Vanguard Press, 1937 - Octavo. Original light brown cloth, titles to spine and upper board in blue, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Bindings lightly rubbe and marked, spine a little tanned, endpapers tanned, contents toned. A very good copy in the rubbed jacket with faded spine panel and two short closed tears. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "To John & Carol Steinbeck in sorrow for their un-social thought and behavior, 'The Cats', Los Gatos California, November 11 1938". He has also autographed the frontispiece. Wood (1852–1944) was a writer, lawyer, and prominant supporter of radical causes, and Earthly Discourse is a collection of satirical stories in this vein. Wood was friendly with many activists and writers, including John Steinbeck, whose Of Mice and Men was published the year before this book was inscribed. "The Cats" was the name of Wood's house: the name of the town means "the cats" in Spanish. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        GESTES DE LA MARINA CATALANA. Segles IX al XVI extretres de les Cròniques de Catalunya.

      Ed. Alfil. Imp. Octavi Viader. Barcelona, 1937 - . 33 cm. 187 pàg., 1 f. Text amb tipus gòtic incunable. Il lustr. amb inicials, capçaleres i dibuixos, il luminats a mà per Germà Viader. Edició de 150 exemplars numerats en paper de fil Guarro (ex.9), d'un total de 160. Enq. de Montserrat en pergamí rígid, amb els títols pintats a mà, presentat en petaca. Historia de Catalunya. Marina. Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Falling Leaves: Tales from a Gun Room

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937 - Well-told recollections of grouse, woodcock, geese, ducks, and other quarry. Inscribed on the dedication page, beneath the printed dedication (which reads: To those friends whose companionship with rod or gun has meant to much to me), "To the best friend of all - my wife, PHB" and dated May 1937 (DERRYDALE PRESS) First edition, No. 4 of 950 copies, inscribed by the author to his wife. 8vo. Illustrated by Aiden L. Ripley. Bound in full green morocco, gilt with leaf tooling, Cockerel endpapers, t.e.g., by Arno Werner. Fine. Housed in a matching morocco backed clamshell box. Siegel 115; Frazier B-1-a. Provenance: Don Frazier [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Bligh's Voyage in the Resource from Coupang to Batavia, Together with the Log of his Subsequent Passage to England in the Dutch Packet Vlydt and his Remarks on Morrison's Journal. .

      1937 1937 - With an introd. and notes by O. Rutter. (London): Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. Folio. Orig. blue and tan cloth. (162pp.). With double illust. title-page, text-illusts. by P. Barker-Mill, and 4 full-page facs. Uncut. Edition limited to 350 copies, this being No. 227. Some occasional light foxing.

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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 sea green wrappers printed in black.. Wrappers lightly worn at tail of spine panel and corner tips, several. faint creases to wrappers, spine panel just a bit age-darkened, a. very good, attractive copy. Rare. (#95773). Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. "Rough Proof" printed at head of title on front cover. Publication date "June 10th" and price "8s 6d" neatly written in red ink on front wrapper (Satty and Smith give the publication date as 24 June 1937). Stapledon's fourth novel, often regarded as his 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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        Trial and Error

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. 1937, Advance Copy. (Wrappers) 351pp. Very good. Octavo. Original paper wrappers; small stain to front panel. A tight copy; pages clean and bright. Scarce publisher's advance copy. Journalist and crime writer Anthony Berkeley [Cox] wrote under several fictional pseudonyms and was a close friend of British humourist P.G. Wodehouse..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine and front board, top edge blue, publisher's device in blind to the bottom fore-corners of both boards. 21 photographic plates. Spine very lightly sunned, top edge slightly faded, endpapers lightly tanned. An excellent copy. First edition first impression of this collection of keenly observed biographical sketches of Victorian statesmen, Great War notables, and key political figures of the 1930s, including T. E. Lawrence, Trotsky, and Hitler; "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle." On receiving his advance copy, Neville Chamberlain wrote to Churchill immediately: "How you can go on throwing off these sparkling sketches with such apparent ease & such sustained brilliance, in the midst of all your other occupations is a constant source of wonder to me.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE METAMORPHOSIS

      Parton Press 1937 - First English language edition. Original blue cloth backed black boards with black titles on the spine and blue title label on the upper cover in the very rare glassine dustwrapper with the printed price on the inside flap. A near fine book, with a neat inscription on the front end paper and minor wear to the corners. The glassine shows chipping to the corners and the spine with the sporadic loss of about an inch from the base of the spine. Originally published under the the title of Die Verwandlung in Leipzig in 1915, it was translated into English for this edition by A. L. Lloyd. Its perceptions make it one of the most significant works in the development of twentieth century consciousness. Vladimir Nabokov, who ranked The Metamorphosis second only to Ulysses in his critique of twentieth century prose, described Kafka as, "the greatest German writer of our time. Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison to him." Rare in its glassine dustwrapper. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Secret War. A Novel

      London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd.,, [1937]. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. A few small spots to edges of contents, cloth bright and fresh. An excellent copy in the rubbed and nicked jacket with slightly faded spine panel. First edition, first impression. A beautiful copy inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Mr. E. W. Shepard with the best of good wishes: from Dennis Wheatley. Jan 4th 37".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Modernfirsteditions Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Andre Strong Bookseller]
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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]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books, LLC]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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.

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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]

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