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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]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

      THE HERITAGE CLUB, NEW YORK 1937 - The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, William. Publisher: The Heritage club in new york. Illustrator: Sylvain Sauvage. 1937. Georgeous Leather Spine. Slip case shows wear at opening. Decorations is gilted in gold. No writings. No bookplate. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: 125 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        DE UN MOMENTO A OTRO ( Poesía e Historia ) 1932 - 1937. 1ª edición, rarísima

      - Madrid. Prensa Obrera. Ediciones Europa-América. 1937. 8º mayor, 124pp-2h para tabla y una blanca. Bonita, encuadernación actual media holandesa piel, nervios, hierros en seco en planos y lomera, conserva cubiertas originales a la rústica, solapas, parcialmente intonso. Magnífica conservación, muy buen ejemplar, limpio y en estado prístino, rara. BGE.NYAG90-B10724. [PRIMERA EDICION]Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Book Of Days Of Llewelyn Powys Thoughts From His Philosophy Selected By John Wallis

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1937 - 88 pages. Folio, 34 x 24 cm. Title printed in red and black, side notes printed in red, twelve full-page etchings by Elizabeth Corsellis. Limited edition, copy 261 of 295 on Batchelor hand-made paper, out of a total edition of 300, with a special watermark designed by the artist, and bound by Zaehnsdorf. Laid-in, an illustrated prospectus of four pages on salmon stock announcing Autumn Publications with a Subscription Form. PERTOLETE 118. Very slight bump to upper corners. Orig. quarter green morocco and brown canvas boards. Teg. Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Zurich, 7. V. 1937. - 4to. 1 p. To an unnamed addressee, who had sent him one of his publications. Mann had just returned from a voyage to the U. S., which he had undertaken in interests of emigration and German culture. - On stationery with printed letterhead; left margin with punched holes (not touching text); several tears on edges.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Mass und Wert. Zweimonatsschrift für freie deutsche Kultur. Hrsg. von Thomas Mann und Konrad Falke. 1. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 2. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 3. Jahrg., Heft 1-5/6. (17 Hefte, alles was erschienen). .

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1937-40 - 8°, 976 S.; 864 S.; 702 S., Lose Hefte, Von sehr gutem Erhaltungsszustand Legendäre Exilzeitschrift. Mit Beiträgen von Thomas Mann, Josef Breitbach, Rene Schickele, Jean-Paul Sartre, Golo Mann, Karl Otto, Ludwig Hohl, Oskar Maria Graf, Max Brod, Hermann Hesse, Otto Braun, Martin Gumpert und zahlreichen anderen. Erstausgabe.Beiliegend: Thomas Mann, «Vom zukünftigen Sieg der Demokratie», Oprecht, 1938 (2. Auflage).Und: Volker Riederl (Hg.), «Mass und Wert 1937-1940, Bibliographie einer Zeitschrift», Aufbau, 1973. 6000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fables.

      Frères Gonin,, Paris. Lausanne, 1937 - Paris. Lausanne, Frères Gonin, 1937 34,5x26,7 cm. 2 f., 152 p., (3) p. Avec de nombreuses lithographies originales en noir. En feuilles, sous jaquette rempliée, chemise demi parchemin, emboîtage. 1/115 exemplaires numérotés est signés. - Les pierres lithographies ont été détruites après tirage. - Bel exemplaire. Sprache: Französisch En feuilles, sous jaquette rempliée, chemise demi parchemin, emboîtage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Storiella as she is Syung

      [London:] Corvinus Press,, 1937. A section of "work in progress". Quarto. Original orange vellum boards with bevelled fore edges, titles to spine and front board gilt, bird design to rear board gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, printed in black and red in 18-pt. Centaur type and printed on Arnold handmade paper. Rear board a little cockled and text block slightly rippled as usual, occasional light spotting. An excellent copy. Limited edition, number 61 of 176 copies printed. With an illuminated first capital letter delicately hand-painted by Lucia Joyce, the author's daughter.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        LES GEORGIQUES.

      - Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1937-1943 (imprimé en 1950). Deux volumes grand in-4, en feuilles, 24,5x32,5 cm, couvertures rempliées, sous chemise à dos de parchemin et étui cartonnésTexte latin et version française de l'Abbé Jacques Delille.Célèbre édition illustrée par Maillol de 58 gravures sur bois tirées à la presse à bras par Philippe Gonin chez Dumoulin. Les caractères du XVème siècle utilisés pour l'impression ont été fondus pour l'occasion. Un des 750 exemplaires numérotés (n° 291), tous sur papier de pur chanvre et lin à grandes fibres, "exempt de produits chimiques"Exemplaire en tous points parfait.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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        The Years

      - London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. First Edition. 12mo. Bound in its original light-green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. The dust-jacket by Vanessa Bell has a few small, rather faint stains, a few tiny closed tears at spine edges, and only very slight darkening of spine panel--hard to find in this condition. An exceptional copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        Gelbke, Georg. - Boote am Strand.

      . Aquarell, auf Büttenpapier, 1937. Von Georg Gelbke. 22,7 x 29,4 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Rechts unten monogrammiert und datiert: "G.G. 37". - Sehr schön erhalten. Georg Gelbke (1882 Rochlitz - 1947 Dresden). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Ab 1901 an der Kunstgewerbescule Dresden bei Oskar Seyferth. 1902-07 Studium an der Kunstakademie Dresden bei Richard Müller und Oskar Zwintscher. 1907 Meisterschüler bei Gotthardt Kuehl. Studienaufenthalte auch in München an der Kunstakademie, in Paris und in der Schweiz. Mitbegründer der Künstlergruppe "Chemnitz". Ab 1910 freichaffend in Dresden. Freundschaft mit Richard Birnstengel. Studienreisen führten ihn später nach Böhmen, Mecklenburg, Norwegen, Dalmatien, Sylt, Ostpreußen und Kärnten. Ein Großteil seines Werkes wurde beim Bombenangriff auf Dresden 1945 zerstört. Während das Frühwerk noch geprägt ist durch den Jugendstil Ferdinand Hodlers, wird es in den späteren Jahren zunehmend expressionistisch. Die Bewegung etwa in der Darstellung von Tanz ist besonders wichtig..

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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        Fresh Light On Pre-victorian Cricket

      Cotterell & Co 1937 - Buckley was a diligent researcher into the early history of cricket and uncovered much new material which he collected into two highly sought-after volumes. This is the second of the two, being 'A Collection of further cricket notices from 1709 to 1837. 1st edition. 8vo. 250pp. Bookplate to front pastedown. An excellent copy with its extremely scarce dust jacket which is complete with just a little edge chipping and a small hole in the spine. An exceptional copy of a scarce book. 

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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        The South Wales Borderers. 24th Foot. 1689 - 1937

      Cambridge Cambridge University Press for the Regimental History Committee 1937. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Light shelfwear at corners, spine extremities, and lower edge of front board First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 260mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). 601pp. Frontis portrait, colour plates, B/W diagrams and fold out maps.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        The South Wales Borderers 1689-1937

      Cambridge: CUP for the Regimental History Committee, first edition , 1937. xxi and 601 pages. 52 plates (23 of which are in colour including 12 of uniforms by Richard Simkin), 56 text illustrations, 4 general maps, map and chart on endpapers. 4to. De luxe binding for subscribers in full green morocco with crest and badges embossed in gold on the front board; the foot of the spine is very slightly chipped; there are no other faults.

      [Bookseller: Victor Sutcliffe]
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        Mea Culpa & The Life and Works of Semmelweis

      New York: Little Brown and Company, 1937-01-01 New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1937. 175 p. First US edition, first printing. Very Good+ or better hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Offsetting to endpapers, foxing to top edge, light shelf wear. Jacket chipped at extremities, a bit of foxing and dulling to spine panel, price intact ($2.00). A rare double work of nonfiction by the Journey to the End of the Night author, dealing with anti-communism (and Celine's peculiar politics of misanthropy and pacifism) and a dramatic biography of the first physician to wash his hands.

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        BACKGROUND TO DANGER

      BACKGROUND TO DANGER, Knopf, 1937, first American edition (published a bit earlier in the U.K. as UNCOMMON DANGER), near fine in like full color pictorial dust-wrapper with some slight wear along the front spine fold. The source book for 1943 film of the same name.

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY ]
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        MAIN STREET

      Chicago: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Some darkening to the spine. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase with short splits and lacking a label on the backstrip. Grant Wood. Small quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in flexible gray linen with the spine lettered in blue on a yellow field and the front cover lettered in blue on a tan field. Designed by William Kittredge; printed and bound at the Lakeside Press. With a new introduction by the author. Illustrated with nine tinted plates after drawings by Grant Wood. Copy #887 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Mea Culpa & The Life and Works of Semmelweis

      Little Brown and Company, 1937-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First US edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1937. 175 p. Very Good+ or better hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Offsetting to endpapers, foxing to top edge, light shelf wear. Jacket chipped at extremities, a bit of foxing and dulling to spine panel, price intact ($2.00). A rare double work of nonfiction by the Journey to the End of the Night author, dealing with anti-communism (and Celine's peculiar politics of misanthropy and pacifism) and a dramatic biography of the first physician to wash his hands.

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        Letters from the Sandwich Island written for the Sacramento Union. Introduction and Conclusion by G. Ezra Dane. Illustrations by Dorothy Grover

      San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1937. 8vo, xii, 224pp. Color illustrations throughout in the text. Full green morocco, Japanese paper endpapers, a fine copy in a fine binding. Limited to 550 copies, being number 4 in the Third Series of Rare Americana. This copy was in the process of being bound by Peter Fahey, famed San Francisco binder; she left the book unfinished at the time of her death and Betty-Lou Beck (Chaika) finished the binding in 1975 when it was sold by Randall and Windle. Heller & Magee 266.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        "Titisee" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 50x60cm; signiert und bezeichnet: 'Rottach-Egern' ; rückseitig auf der Leinwand vom Künstler handschriftlich betitelt und Galerieaufkleber; um 1937 [Maße im Rahmen 61x71cm]

      . Ein sonniger Sommertag im Schwarzwald. Ganz dem Himmel, dem See und dem Wald verpflichtet sind Weiß, Grün und Blau in verschiedensten Abstufungen und Schattierungen die beherrschenden Farben dieses Bildes. Eine Hommage an den Schwarzwald, ein Bild so wie das Land..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        The Wild Goose Chase

      London: Boriswood Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Original light blue cloth, titles to spine and front cover in yellow. With the illustrated dust jacket. Rear cover lightly curved and spotted, edges, prelims and endpapers lightly foxed. A very good copy in jacket with light dampstain along spine and lower covers, a small dampstain to top of rear cover, and archival repairs to chipped spine ends. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on front free endpaper: "H. W. Bolt from Rex Warner." With loosely inserted autograph letter signed by the author and addressed to Bolt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      London; Collins,, [c.1937]. Quarto. Pictorial paper boards,red cloth spine, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Walt Disney Studio illustrations from the film throughout in colour and black and white. An excllent copy with cloth of spine gently faded, corners lightly bumped in the dust jacket with creasing to spine, faint spotting to top front edge and rear panel, a very attractive copy. First edition, first UK printing. A picture based on the animated film. A scarce printing of this title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Years

      The Hogarth Press, London 1937 - Bound in its original green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Slightly cocked, and the Vanessa Bell-designed dust-jacket with some darkening of spine panel and a few tiny chips and closed tears at spine edges--otherwise a lovely copy. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Darren Winston, Bookseller, SNEAB]
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        CAMILLE

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Fine, bright copy in a Fine slipcase. Marie Laurencin. Quarto (8-3/8" x 11") bound in full white linen with a gilt decoration on the front board and lettering on the spine. Designed, printed, and bound by Oliver Simon at the Curwen Press. Translated, with an introduction, by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated with 12 watercolors by Marie Laurencin printed in process collotype. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist in pencil on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Think and Grow Rich

      Meriden, CT: Ralston Society, 1937: First Edition, First Printing, with matching dates of 1937 on the title and copyright page, and no further printings listed on the copyright page. In original dust jacket, with both flaps blank. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good Plus dust jacket. Clean text. Previous owner name and address in ink on front paste down. Faint insect wear to edge of page block. Pages lightly age toned. Gilt stamping is strong and bright, faintly rubbed. Spine shows slight darkening, light wear on ends. The dust jacket shows light edge wear, with a few short tears and a few small chips at spine ends and corners. A very lovely copy, rare in the original dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. This is a strikingly fine copy of 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-grade copy, fine in an almost near-fine, 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, tight, and vividly bright with nicely rounded spine, sharp corners, bright gilt, and virtually no wear. The contents are likewise atypically bright. We find no spotting and no previous ownership marks. Even the page edges remain unusually clean and entirely free of spotting. The blue-stained top edge retains uniform, unfaded color. Mild 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. The dust jacket is unclipped and highly complete. Trivial losses are confined to the hinge extremities and corners. The orange color remains strong, with only a barely perceptible color shift to the spine. Light wear and soiling is primarily confined to the hinges and extremities and we note minor wrinkling at the spine ends. 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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        POSITION DE L'ANGLETERRE DEVANT LES PROBLEMES MONDIAUX

      Flammarion 1937 Some foxing especially to first and last few pages. Pages browned. Covers brittle and with small hole to spine; Former British Prime Minister Anthony Eden has SIGNED this booklet in the upper right hand corner of the cover. In French, lectures delivered by Eden on the coming turmoil in Europe. A pivotal moment in history. With a slip laid in 'With Mr. Anthony Eden's Compliments' circa 1937, from a lecture November 1936; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 48 pages

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        BACKGROUND TO DANGER

      Knopf 1937 - BACKGROUND TO DANGER, Knopf, 1937, first American edition (published a bit earlier in the U.K. as UNCOMMON DANGER), near fine in like full color pictorial dust-wrapper with some slight wear along the front spine fold. The source book for 1943 film of the same name. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: THE FINE BOOKS COMPANY / A.B.A.A / 1979]
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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP,

      . München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1937, 4. Auflage, Ganzleineneinband, 592 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Zustand 2 (TG4).

      [Bookseller: Helmut Weitze Militärische Antiquitäten ]
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        The Equinox of the Gods

      London: Privately Issued By the O.T.O., 1937 "This edition will be more valuable than the £1.1.0 one" (Aleister Crowley to Frater N.'. [Gerald Yorke]). This particular edition is actually the rarest of all other issues, due to it's low print run (250 copies only), and fragile "flashing" binding of orange paper cover boards, with blue cloth spine. Overall a VeryGood copy with general wear, rubbing, and aging to the extremities. Rubbing heavier to the head and tail of spine. Paper label on spine, is present. It shows some extremity chipping, with loss to "ODS" of GODS. "Corrected" errata, and pasted publishing correction slip present, as called for. The facsimile manuscript, inserted into pocket let into the book's back cover, is collated, and complete. As always, toning to the black and red printed, thick wrap.. Second Edition. Cloth Spine/Paper Boards/Sewn. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Serenade

      New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937 - Cain's second novel, with autobiographical roots, and in a beautiful Dwiggins design First edition. 8vo. Title page vignette by W.A. Dwiggins. 314, [2] pp. Black cloth, silver gilt decoration by W.A. Dwiggins. Fine in near fine dust jacket designed by Dwiggins as well (spine panel slightly faded with stain at head). Bookplate [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Road to Wigan Pier

      Victor Gollancz, 1937-01-01. Hardcover. Good. First trade edition. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. 264 p. with 32 pgs of black and white photographs. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Good+ condition. Clean text. Light foxing to end papers. Spine a bit sunned and scratched, lettering rubbed, cloth worn at head. A good copy. One of around a thousand copies of the first hardcover edition, less common than the Left Book Club softcover.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        CAHIERS D'ART N° 4-5 12e Année 1937 - Pablo Picasso "Guernica", Histoire d'un tableau de Picasso, par C. Zervos, Témoignage de Picasso, par Jean Cassou, Vite& bien, par Georges Duthuit, A Franco, par Pierre Mabille, Paroles peintes, par Paul Eluard, Le mytetère tremble, par José Bergamin, Faire-part, par Michel Leiris, Sculptures de Picasso, Miroir d'Espagne, par Juan Larrea, le "Faucher", de Mirò, Livres, Expositions

      Paris:Éditions "Cahiers d'Art", 1937 - 4° 60pp (105-164) - Original pochoir by Mirò "Aidez l'Espagne 1 fr."in bright colors, as new! "B/w reproductions by Picasso. First edition, text in French language. Original wrappers. (missing one page 159/160) otherwise in Very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE CASE OF THE DANGEROUS DOWAGER (Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE DANGEROUS DOWAGER. New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition, first printing. A Near Fine copy (tiny bit of edge-wear else entirely unrubbed) in a Very Good ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.00) DUST JACKET. The jacket has some general wear and tear, a tiny stain to the top of the rear flap, and a few miscellaneous blemishes but a nicer example would be hard to find. PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR in the year of publication: "To Tee/ who is tops -- /from one who is proud of her friendship/ Erle Stanley Gardner/ April 1937." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became a lifelong friend of ESG and she always received his latest book in the mail immediately upon its publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE CASE OF THE DANGEROUS DOWAGER is the tenth mystery in Gardner's Perry Mason series. Mason is hired to retrieve a spoiled granddaughter's gambling IOUs by a wealthy cigar-smoking dowager. A murder aboard a gambling ship is beyond the three-mile limit.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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        Cours Universitaires Pour Étrangers en Italie

      Torino.: E.N.I.T. (Ente Nazionale Italiano per il Turismo).. 1937.. Color lithographic poster, 38 1/2 x 25 3/4 inches, professionally mounted on linen. 4 inch tear to mid upper edge, soft fold lines (all minimized by linen backing and only visible on close examination, occasional light soiling, overall very good condition. A striking, richly colored image of the mythological Pegasus, representing wisdom, flying over Italy which is highlighted with vignette images of its cultural treasures. "Gros-Monti & Co. Torino" printed at lower left edge. .

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        The Revolution Betrayed: What Is The Soviet Union and Where Is It Going? Presentation copy to Benjamin Stolberg. [together with]: Stolberg's personal copies of "Not Guilty" and "The Case of Leon Trotsky" and an original 3" x 5" photograph of Trotsky and Stolberg, dated April, 1937

      Doubleday, Doran, New York 1937 - A major presentation copy of the work which effectively served as Trotsky's death sentence, a detailed and strident dismantling of Stalinist bureaucracy in the Soviet Union, which Trotsky described as ".a revival of genuine Russian barbarism.[under] a bureaucracy possessing little culture, and [imposing on] the masses a well-known gospel of obedience and silence." Trotsky's manuscript for The Revolution Betrayed was completed in the spring of 1936, and was certainly known to leaders of the Comintern by the time of the first Moscow show trial in August of that year, at which Trotsky was sentenced to death in absentia for conspiracy to assassinate Stalin. The death sentence was finally carried out in 1940, when a Comintern assassin attacked Trotsky in his home at Coyoacán, Mexico, killing him with a single blow to the head with an ice-axe. Benjamin Stolberg (1891-1951) was a prominent and highly respected American labor journalist throughout the Thirties and Forties; his columns were syndicated by the Scripps-Howard newspaper syndicate as well as the New York Post, The New York Times, and various labor newspapers. As a member of the Dewey Commission -- an independent tribunal of left-leaning intellectuals assembled to investigate the Comintern's accusations against Trotsky and his faction -- Stolberg had a singular, and significant, connection to Trotsky. The Dewey Commission published two thick volumes concerning the Moscow Trials, the first a transcript of the Commission's 13-session deposition of Trotsky at his home in Coyoacán, Mexico in 1937 (titled "The Case of Leon Trotsky"), during the course of which this volume was almost certainly inscribed; the second a summary of the Commission's conclusions, which are neatly summarized in the book's title: "Not Guilty" (1938). Stolberg's personal copies of each of these volumes, with his dated ownership signature to each front endpaper, are included here, as is a small (3-1/2" x 4-1/2") vintage black and white print of Trotsky in the company of two unidentified visitors (probably Commission members), identified on verso in Stolberg's hand: Coyoacan / April 1937. Autographed copies of The Revolution Betrayed are not, strictly speaking, uncommon -- Trotsky hosted many visitors during his four-year exile in Coyoacán, and was not hesitant to sign copies of his books -- but to our knowledge this is the first significant association copy to appear on the market in at least 20 years, and the only copy to have provenance relating it to a member of the Dewey Commission. PROVENANCE: Through the trade, from a Stolberg descendant. Octavo. Cloth boards, stamped in red, white and gilt on spine; dustjacket; [i]-vii, 308pp. Presentation copy, inscribed by Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on front endpaper: "To Benjamin Stolberg / devotedly yours / Leon Trotsky / 21 - 11 - 1937." A tight, straight copy, Very Good to Near Fine; in the original pictorial dustwrapper, unclipped, faded on spine and with a few chips at extremities; VG. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, 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. All printed for the first time from the manuscripts in the Mitchell Library of New South Wales, with an introduction and notes by Owen Rutter. Pp. 160+[2](colophon, verso blank), 6 wood-engravings by Peter Barker-Mill, facsimiles of Bligh's own map and of pages from the Log; tall 4to; spine lettered in gilt, blue & beige "sail-type" binding, edges a trifle soiled; uncut, partly unopened; signature (upside down) on lower free endpaper, the outer leaves lightly foxed; Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1937. Edition limited to 350 copies on mould-made paper. Pertelote l20. *A sequel to The Log of the Bounty.

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Of Mice and Men

      Covici-Friede Publishers, 1937. Hardcover. Good. New York: Covici Friede, 1937. First Edition, First Printing, First Issue, of which only 2,500 copies were printed. With first issue text of "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula" on page 9, and a bullet between the two 8's of the page number on page 88. In a first state dust jacket with the price of $2.00 intact on the front flap. In Near Fine condition, in a Very Good dust jacket. Clean text, though lightly age toned pages. Previous owner name in ink on front paste down, obscured by the front flap of the dust jacket. Faint wear at spine ends and very faint rubbing to corners. The dust jacket shows sunning to the spine, rubbing at folds, a few closed short tears, and some light chipping and edge wear, mainly at spine ends and corners. Thin red scuff to rear panel, light overall wear to the jacket. A lovely copy, rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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