The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1937

        DIE WAPPENBUCHER VOM ARLBERG. Erster Teil: die drei Original-handschriften von St. Christoph auf dem Arlberg aus den Jahren 1394 bis rund 1430.

      Volksbund der deutschen Sippenkundlichen Vereine 1937-1943 In-4 gr., cartelletta con legacci in cartonato coevo, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, contenente 10 fascicoli in bross., a fogli sciolti, di complessive pp. 328, magnificamente illustrati da xilografie a colori che raffigurano antichi stemmi araldici risalenti al periodo 1394-1430 e appartenenti alla Confraternita di St. Christoph am Arlberg (Tirolo). Ogni pagina contiene uno o più stemmi, presentati con la descrizione della famiglia. Una delle più importanti opere di araldica, realizzata alla fine degli anni ?30, a cura del tedesco Otto Hupp (1859-1949), grande disegnatore di insegne e incisore, e più volte ristampata. La Confraternita di S. Cristoforo fu creata per salvaguardare l?esistenza dell?ospizio fondato da Heinrich Findelkind nel 1386. Chi aveva ricevuto aiuto si associava a S. Cristoforo e si impegnava a dare un contributo. Vennero riempiti interi registri con i nomi e le armi di tutti coloro che ne facevano parte, nomi dei fondatori, dei molti benefattori, di provenienza non solo austriaca ma anche svizzera, tedesca, ecc. I membri facevano parte di ogni classe sociale, quindi troveremo uomini famosi come pure tanta gente comune. Mentre le altre collezioni di stemmi usavano limitarsi alla nobiltà, qui ad Arlberg le armi venivano assegnate con la riscossione del tributo. Esemplare ben conservato. Raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 1.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        The Happy Return

      London: Michael Joseph, Ltd., 1937 First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title page. A near fine copy, with a slight hint of wear to the spine head and tail, minor toning to the spine, light spotting to the page edges, otherwise bright and clean; in an unclipped dust jacket, with minor wear and chipping to the spine tail and the bottom corners, small losses to the spine head and top edges, partial publisher's wrap-around band, light spotting to the front panel and spine, minor toning to the spine, slight smudging to the rear panel. Scarce in jacket. The Happy Return, published in the United States as Beat to Quarters is the first of the author's novels to feature the protagonist Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Forester came up with this character after reading serialized stories about the Napoleonic Wars in turn of the 19th century issues of The Naval Chronicle while traveling by boat from North America to Central America. The Happy Return and the two subsequent novels were published from 1937-1939, and the three stood alone as a trilogy for almost a decade. The later novels were written after World War II, and the influence of the archetypal patriotic, heroic military figure of post-war America is evident in his writing. Many of these later texts were originally published serially in Saturday Evening Post under the title "Hornblower of the Indies." They serve as prequels and sequels to the original trilogy, which is situated thematically in the middle of the larger saga.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      1937. Good. 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]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Untitled [Original Linocut Print]

      British Columbia - 1937. () Near fine. Original linocut print with black ink on white paper. 8.5" X 8.5" print. In Black frame with thin gilt linear border and white matting (frame measures 15.5 X 15.5"). The print is signed by the artist in the bottom right hand corner (in pencil). Print is in fine condition with some wear to the top right corner of frame (where wood beneath is visible). Bright and clear contrast. A lively image showing a cloudy sky, houses and a house boat on the water and trees behind. Strong bold lines give the image a playful, ambigious feel. William Percy Weston was one of the first artists to capture the ephemeral, majestic beauty of British Columbia. His work is of the vintage and quality as his contemporaries, the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, although he never rose to the same level of fame or commercial success. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Red Pony

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 81pp. Quarto [26 cm] Beige cloth covered flexible boards, with gray ink stamped linear square designs on the covers, and a red ink stamped pony vignette on the front cover. The date of publication has been stamped in Roman Numerals with red ink on the front cover. Top edge trimmed, other edges deckled. With publisher's slipcase (Same limitation number as the book). The book is in near fine condition. The title on the spine has faded. With the acetate dust jacket. The dust jacket is chipped, and has a loss from the bottom edge. The loss measures 3" wide by 1" deep. The slipcase is in good condition, with light rubbing and scratching to the surfaces and edges. There are several splits along the edges. There is also a small loss from one of the edges. Signed by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. Number 393 of 699. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        La Bibbia di Borso d'Este riprodotta integralmente per mandato di Giovanni Treccani con documenti e studio storico-artistico di Adolfo Venturi.

      Bestetti,, Milano, 1937 - Due volumi in-folio (cm. 42), pp. 68, 311; 292. Ritratto a colori di Borso d'Este e la riproduzione in fac-simile in nero intercalata da alcune bellissime tavole miniate a colori. Legatura edit. in similpergamena con fregi e titoli in oro ai dorsi ed ai piatti. Entro custodie editoriali in cartonato rigido. Sguardie in seta. Esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione, in stato di nuovo. La riproduzione in facsimile è preceduta da un importante studio di Adolfo Venturi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        [The complete Hornblower:]

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1937–62. The Happy Return (1937); A Ship of the Line (1938); Flying Colours (1938); The Commodore (1945); Lord Hornblower (1946); Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950); Lieutenant Hornblower (1952); Hornblower and the Atropos (1953); Hornblower in the West Indies (1958); Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962). 10 volumes, octavo (183 × 118 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and gilt ship decoration to spines, single gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position, hounded by the prospect of a paternity suit, Forester jumped aboard a cargo boat bound for home. Another passenger was the photographer Barbara Sutro. In the voyage, he took a one-day cruise around the Gulf of Fonseca in the ship's motor lifeboat, and by the end of the voyage he had a new novel worked out, The Happy Return, with its characters Hornblower, Bush, and Lady Barbara. Hornblower, with all his human indecisiveness and cross-grainedness, was Forester as he wished he had the courage to be, and Forester wrote about Hornblower again and again.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        STAR MAKER


      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Biggles - Air Commodore

      Oxford University Press, 1937. 1st edition. Hardcover. Beautifully bound by Asprey in full mid-tan morocco, gilt lettering on the spine in five raised compartments, with a terrific, gilt-embossed design on the front, of a dive-bombing aeroplane, replicating the original design on the board. Patterned Japanese endpapers, all edges gilt, the pages fantastically clean, entirely free from foxing or other marks. Illustrated by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. A stunning example of this prewar Biggles and Ginger adventure.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Under Capricorn (First UK Edition)

      London: William Heinemann, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Book is bright and clean with a slight spine lean and a couple of light scuffs to the upper corner of the front board. Page edges foxed. Jacket a bit worn with a couple of small chips at the crown and extremities, a bit rubbed and soiled overall. One of two books that Ms. Simpson wrote that were made into films directed by Alfred Hitchcock (the other being "Enter Sir John"). Later, her association with Hitchcock extended into the writing of dialogue for his films, including Sabotage and Murder. Extremely uncommon in dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Hand in the Glove (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937. First Edition. 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.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Building Material Charts for Construction, San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, Circa 1937. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 25 sheets. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        WORTH WILE.

      - Pp. 420; gilt lettered red cloth; dust wrapper, lightly soiled, edges chipped and split; scattered light foxing; John Murray, London, 1937. First edition. *Presentation copy, with the author's armorial bookplate on the upper pastedown; the bookplate inscribed and signed by Wren in ink 'To Francis Patrick [Parkes] from what is left of his godfather'. A companion volume to The Man of a Ghost. In America, this book was published under the title To the hilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A

      San Francisco.: Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd.. Copyright 1937.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, image 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches. Toning to left edge of map only visible in the margin, toning on verso (not visible from map side) light creasing from rolling; overall very good, bright condition. Very decorative map by Parker Edwards in deep blues, burnt umber, pink etc. The flowers of Hawaii are pictured and named in the upper border and the fish of Hawaii in the lower border. Little pictographs highlight geographical and historical details. .

 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO POLLY PEABODY

      Faber, [1937] 1937 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), a plate and a full-page map (all original tissue guards present); handsomely bound in full dark blue morocco, back gilt with raised bands, original backstrip preserved and mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED AND DATED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, AND ADDITIONAL SIGNATURE ON TITLE. THIS COPY IS PRESENTED BY JONES TO POLLY PEABODY ['Polly Peabody with love; signature; London 1 Jan. 1941'].

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
 15.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London W.C. 1937 - Striking surrealist jacket illustration by Paul Tchelitchew. ***True first edition (published before the American edition). ***Near fine in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Gilt titles to spine completely unoxidised and very bright. Spine tight. No inscriptions. Off-setting to a slim vertical section of rear pastedown where bookmark has been removed. Pages slightly browned. ***In a very good sepia illustrated dustwrapper which has not been price-clipped, showing the original publisher's price of 7s. 6d. net. Edges of dustwrapper slightly rubbed, nicked, browned and creased. Head and tail of spine of dustwrapper slightly creased with tiny chips. Very small closed tear to bottom edge of front panel of dustwrapper. Very small closed tear to top edge of front panel of dustwrapper at head of spine. Minuscule loss to corners of dustwrapper. No tears. Spine of dustwrapper lightly browned. Rear panel of dustwrapper slightly discoloured (being a cream background). Front panel of dustwrapper bright. ***380 pages. 192 mm x 134 mm. ***'I have read a novel this week which is one of the most out-of-the-way pieces of work I have come across for years - In a sense, The Gardener Who Saw God, a first novel by Mr. Edward James, is a work of genius.' [Richard Church in John O'London's Weekly] ***'Mr.James has written a notable book - a vase into which he has chosen to pour his subtle observations of men and women, his moving appreciation of the beauty of gardens, and of music, and of old houses, and an old lovely way of living, his contempt for those who let down the great traditions of decency and magnanimity, his belief in the fundamental rightness of certain gifted and intuitive souls. It is not a book to rush through; it is vintage enough to be savoured drop by drop. It is, also, beautifully written.' [Howard Spring in The Evening Standard] ***'The mystery is how Mr. James has managed to blend so delightfully such warring themes and such surprising extremes of mood and style.' [The Times] - (Review quotes from rear of jacket blurb) ***An important modernist and surrealist writer and poet, Edward James was an early advocate and important collector of Surrealism, and supported artists such as Salvadore Dali and Magritte. At Oxford University, John Betjeman's first book of poems was privately printed with Edward James' help, who was also a student. He was also a lover of trees and a collector of orchids. ***A rare Edward James first impression of the true first edition, an important early twentieth-century work of literature, especially hard to find in its original, fragile 1930s dustwrapper in such nice collectable condition. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Orlando Booksellers]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        In Pictures: A Hollywood Satire (Signed First Edition)

      New York: T.J. Maloney Co., 1937. First edition. Softcover. Text by Nunnally Johnson, Patterson McNutt, Gene Fowler, and Grover Jones. A beautifully printed collection of classic Hollywood images. A very good plus copy in spiral binding with some very slight wear to the edges and a tiny tear to the base of the spiral in a poor slipcase that is broken on the bottom with a chip there as well as some tape repairs and other wear. Signed and inscribed on the title page: "for Leo & Jeri- friends for the long haul Will Connell." The recipient was Leo Salkin who was an animator for Disney and MGM and also directed the Mel Brooks movie "The 2,000 Year-old Man." A terrific Hollywood association copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        A Winter Firework / by Villiers David ; with Decorations by Osbert Lancaster

      London : the Author, 1937. Limited Edition. Physical desc. : 20 p. ; 19 cm. Limited edition: No. 124 of 150 copies. Subject: Golden Cockerel Press --Short stories, English --20th century Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked quarter-vellum over boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Publishers compliments slip loosely inserted

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      (San Francisco): np, 1937. First edition. Very Good. 4to. typing paper in a contemporary three-ring binder. Some edgewear, toning. Generally very good. Four typescripts (with minor variations between), assorted notes, and a holographic draft of a nine-page one-act play prepared for O.E.S. Amity chapter 262 in San Francisco and performed on Oct. 11th, 1937. Set entirely in a Chinese laundry, the play tastelessly partakes of an array of stereotypes. The "Dramatic Personae" includes African-Americans ("Sambo Washington," "a dark cloud"), Germans ("Baron Goofus" and "Weenie Schnitzel"), Chinese ("Quong What," "Chong Foey," and "More Yet"), homosexuals ("Bill Lightfoot," a "foxy gent"), and even a Chinese homosexual ("Sing High"), among others. Almost entirely in difficult-to-read and awkward dialect with some faux Chinese and German thrown in for good measure, what plot there is revolves around the misunderstandings of various customers as they interact with laundry proprietor Jim Lee. "Hilarity" ensues. An unique glimpse behind the temple curtains into a hermetic world where racism and prejudice were openly perpetuated, even though undoubtedly from the participants' perspective it was all "in good fun." Right.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
 19.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

        Arti industriali d'oggi: quaderni della triennale.

      Ulrico Hoepli 1937 (Tip. E. Sormani) In 8°, pp. 151 di cui 16 introduzione poi tavv., bross. edit. con sovracop., 3 piccole macchie al piatto posteriore della sovracop., altrimenti in buono stato.

      [Bookseller: Nuovi Quaderni di Capestrano]
 20.   Check availability:     Link/Print  


      Published by Daily Express, 1937. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Good condition with no wrapper. The second Rupert annual. Colour pictorial boards showing Rupert and chums on a bridge. 1st story Rupert and the Snow Machine. Red cloth spine, black lettering. 124 pages. 7.5x10". Red and black illustrations throughout. Spine bumped, corners worn. Cover edges slightly rubbed. Covers are a bit grubby with a couple of damp stains. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Light foxing and fingering but contents generally clean. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        The Scattering of Electrons by a Single Crystal of Nickel.London: Macmillan, 1927. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first announcement of the discovery of electron diffraction in crystals, i.e., the famous Davisson-Germer experiment which confirmed de Broglie's hypothesis of the wave-particle duality of matter. Davisson was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize for the "experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals".<br/><br/> &#10087; PMM 417 (note); A Century of Nature, Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World, 28; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 505; Brandt, Harvest of a Century, p. 132. <br/><br/> (Printing and the Mind of Man:) "At the end of the nineteenth century most scientists thought that matter was made up of hard atoms, which were somehow also elastic, and that light was a wave motion of the ether...<br/><br/> "These beliefs were shaken when Einstein [in 1905] applied quantum theory to the photo-electric effect and showed that light there behaves as though it were particulate, made up of 'photons', and not at all as one would expect a wave motion to behave... So there seemed to be two sorts of phenomenon that required two different, and incompatible, theories of light to explain them. <br/><br/> "The simple atoms of Dalton had already been modified before 1926 by the discoveries of radio-activity and the splitting of the atom; but now the Duc de Broglie- in 'Waves and Movements'- proposed an even more radical amendment. Light had been shown to behave as though it were waves and also as though it were particles; matter had been always supposed to be made up of particles, but perhaps it shared the duality of light. Perhaps indeed there might be circumstances in which matter might behave as though it were a wave. <br/><br/> "This idea was tested and confirmed by Davisson and Germer in 1927.They directed a beem of electrons on to a crystal of metal, and found that instead of bouncing off, as particles would, the beam was diffracted; just as the X-rays had been in the experiments of von Laue and Braggs [1912]... <br/><br/> "Thus the duality of both light and matter had been established, and physicists had to come to terms with fundamental particles which defied simple theories and demanded two sets of 'complementary' descriptions, each applicable under certain circumstances, but incompatible with one another." <br/><br/> "Davisson and Germer submitted their results to <i>Nature</i> in early March and their paper was published on 16 April. It contains a detailed comparison between their reflected beams and those that would be produced by illuminating the crystal with X-rays. There were thirteen reflected beams in all, of which ten corresponded to those seen in X-ray diffraction... <br/><br/> "Davisson and Germer used their diffraction data to calculate wavelengths for the electrons of different energies, and these wavelengths agree with de Broglie's formula. This led to the inescapable conlusion that electrons behave like waves." (Tonomura in <i>A Century of Nature</i>, pp. 28-29).. In: Nature, pp. 558-560 of no. 2998, vol. 119, April 16, 1927. 8vo (268 x 191 mm), the entire issue in the original printed wrappers offered here - a very fine and unmarked copy in its original state

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
 22.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  

        Antwort aus der Stille. Ein Erzählung aus den Bergen.

      8°, 129 S., OLwd. m. OU., OU m. kleinen Randläsuren. m Klebstreifen verstärkt, Buch tadell. (W/G2 2) Erstausgabe dieses zweiten Werkes von Max Frisch. Mit dem Schutzumschalg sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
 23.   Check availability:     Link/Print  

        Besoin de grandeur *

      Aujourd'hui/Mermod, Lausanne (2.1937). - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. "Un petit pays est-il condamné par sa petitesse même à ne pas connaître la grandeur?" Un essai qui jeta un certain trouble dans les ménages. Icelui agrémenté d'une dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur, à la date de 1938.Sur demande, exemplaire sans envoi ou sur Hollande.[Bringolf 50] Édition originale. L'un des 1'250 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 8 Chine et 45 Hollande.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Oh 7e Ciel]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Lincoln V-12 Seven Passenger Touring Car Concept Design

      Utica: Circa 1937. Tempera on paper. 8 1/4 x 21 5/8 inches. Framed. 20 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches. Exquisite drawing of a quintessential 1930&#39;s roadster The old established Willoughby firm, coach body makers in Utica, New York, had a reputation for conservative, quality coachwork in 1930 when Viennese born Otto Hoffmann was hired as draughtsman/designer. He quickly moved the company&#39;s design philosophy to the forefront of the streamline school, translating traditional luxury car body types such as this touring car into the modern idiom. Willoughby designed bodies for many major luxury car manufacturers including Lincoln and Rolls Royce. Provenance: Acquired from Hoffmann&#39;s widow January, 1985.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Portrait photograph of Thomas Mann

      New York april 20 1937 New York, april 20, 1937. (MANN, THOMAS) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 27.7 cm. (approx 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Bust portrait of the author, with building in background. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XXIV K")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 26.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        LES PASTORALES DE LONGUS OU DAPHNIS & CHLOE. Version d&#146;Amyot complétée par P.L. Courier. Bois originaux d&#146;Aristide Maillol.

      - Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1937. In-8 de (1) f., 218 pages, (2) ff., en feuilles, couverture illustrée, chemise à dos de parchemin et étui (refait à l&#146;identique). &#8206;Ouvrage illustré par Aristide Maillol de 48 bois gravés originaux et de lettrines également gravées sur bois. Un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Maillol Signature autographe de Maillol à la justification (n° 134). Très bel exemplaire. LIVRE SIGNE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
 27.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        The Pioneers of Sydney Cove.

      1937 1937 - . Sydney: Sunnybrook Press, 1937. 4to. Gilt. (XXVIII,122pp.). With decorations by J. Emery and vignettes by Elva Jones . Edition lim. to 150 numbered copies, signed "Herbert J. Rumsey" and "Ernest H. Shea", the printer. This copy is further inscr ibed by the publisher: "With Friendly Greetings to Mr. Justice (H.V.) Evatt, from E.H. Shea". Fine. J. Emery, Elva Jones.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Portrait photograph of Thomas Mann

      New York, april 20, 1937 - (MANN, THOMAS) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 27.7 cm. (approx 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Bust portrait of the author, with building in background. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XXIV K")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


      New York. 12 April 1937.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 35.5 x 23 cm (14 x 9 inches). Slight discoloration on verso, otherwise near fine. A fine portrait of the actress, dating from the late days of her performance as Ophelia in the Broadway revival of HAMLET, opposite John Gielgud. This large format print bears Van Vechten&#39;s ink studio stamp on the verso. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten&#39;s hand. There are no portraits of Lillian Gish indexed in the Library of Congress Van Vechten collection. A print from another negative taken during the same session is included in EXTRAVAGANT CROWD CARL VAN VECHTEN&#39;S PORTRAITS OF WOMEN (Yale, Beinecke Library, 2003). This sitting is not recorded in Kellner, and the image printed in PORTRAITS (1978) is from her 1947 sitting.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Portrait photograph of Clifford Odets

      New York september 2 1937 New York, september 2, 1937. (ODETS, CLIFFORD) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 27.7 cm. (approx 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Half length frontal portrait of the author seated. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XL - 15")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 31.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

        Hommage à Guanabara la superbe. L'ambassade de France à Rio de Janeiro.

      S.n. 1937 - - S.n., Rio de Janeiro _1937, 31x42cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 870 exemplaires numérotés sur beau papier, le nôtre non justifié. Riche iconographie. Infimes et rares piqûres marginales sans gravité sur le premier plat, bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

        Signed Original Autographed Letter

      Orilla, Ontario, Canada: Leacock, 1937 Stephen Butler Leacock [1869 -1944] was an unlikely combination of humorist & political economist. Throughout his life he was able to successfully combine the roles of satirical & academic writer, university professor & public speaker. Original ALS, Jan 30th, 1937. To Mrs. Williams. On The Old Brewery Bay / Orillia , Ontario , club sized stationery [5"½ x 6"1/4. [Mentioning Leacock&#39;s brother, George] In part: " &#133;.I am delighted to autograph Sunshine Sketches and am glad that you liked the good book. It brought me many friends". Rendered in excellent black fountain pen & displayed in matted windows with a handsome sepia photo print image, framed & glazed in an elegant gilt decorated black wood frame to an overall size of 15" x 20". An excellent letter.. Autograph Display. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937-41. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor rubbing to a few volumes; two volumes with stains on the covers. A Near Fine and attractive set, scarce in this binding. The Autograph Edition consisting of 13 volumes, limited to 950 copies, this being #62, SIGNED by the author on the limitation page of the first volume. Most of these sets were issued in cloth and boards. This set is one of a small number bound at the Riverside Press in 3/4 black morocco leather and pink cloth boards with gilt rules and gilt-lettered and decorated spines with four raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        [Flock of Geese]

      London: Published by Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd., 157 New Bond Street, 1937. Coloured offset-lithograph. Signed in pencil by the artist (lower right just beneath the image). Printed without publication line or title. In excellent condition. Image size: 16 x 24 1/8 inches. 20 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches. A lovely early signed print from the one of the greatest bird artists of the 20th-century. This is one of the earlier Scott prints published by Ackermann, a dramatic scene of a flock of geese flying in a cloudy sky over the wetlands. Sir Peter Scott was best known in later life for his work as a founding member and chairman of the World Wildlife Fund, but in "the period before and after the war, Peter Scott became undoubtedly the most popular artist in the United Kingdom" (J. Ford, Ackermann 1783-1983 1983, p.202). The son of the Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Peter initially turned to wildlife art as an extension of his early love of wildfowling. He traveled the world, hunting and painting rare birds. He held his first one-man exhibition at Ackermann&#39;s in 1933, and from the late 1930s onwards became increasingly concerned with conserving wildfowl rather than hunting them. From 1946, in tandem with a series of highly successful shows at Ackermann&#39;s, Sir Peter founded and ran the Wildfowl Trust which has gone on to become a major force in the conservation of endangered duck and geese. From 1935 up until about 1983 Ackermann&#39;s published a limited number of colour prints of Sir Peter&#39;s work. Many of the original oils are in major private and public collections, and these prints, signed by the artist himself, offer a rare chance to own an image by one of the greatest bird artists of the 20th century.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        To Have and Have Not

      Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1937. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, New York 1937. First Edition / First Printing. Scribner&#39;s A and Seal present on the copyright page. Black cloth boards with gold lettering. Review copy, original review slip announcing the publication on Oct 15 1937. Rare. {ref: Hanneman A14a}. Book Condition: Very Good+, tight spine, light spots on the boards, light age toning at the endpaper, light shelf wear, minor stain at the foot of the page edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, wrapped in a new clean removable mylar cover, original jacket priced at $2.50 at the front flap, author&#39;s photo at the rear panel, shelf wear, short tears at the jacket spine, rubbing, presents well.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        British Columbia Historical Quarterly: Nearly a Complete Bound Set Including Volumes 1 Through 9 and 11 Through 18

      Victoria, British Columbia: The Archives of British Columbia/British Columbia Historical Association. Hardcover. Seventeen volumes individually and uniformly bound in green cloth with with red labels and gilt lettering upon backstrips. Index in each volume. Fold-out maps. Black and white plates. Includes all issues from 1937 through 1945 and 1947 through 1954. Bindings tight. Unmarked. Moderate wear. A magnificent repository of early British Columbia history. Very heavy. Special shipping considerations may apply. . Good. 1937. First Edition.

 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        CHINESE BUDDHIST MONASTERIES. Their plan and its function as a setting for Buddhist monastic life

      Copenhagen, 1937. 396pp., 3 col. plates, 5 folding plates, 4 folding plans and 365 (251 photogr.) illustrations. Fine illustrated front cover with Chinese text. VERY FINE (only top of back cover slightly discol.). Extra mailing required !. First Edition. Half Vellum. FINE. 40x30.

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        BEE CRAFT The Official Organ of the British Bee-Keepers&#39; Association 1937-1966 (30-year run)

      Kent: Bee Craft (The British Bee-Keepers&#39; Association), 1937. A very good 30 year run all in original stapled monthly parts, missing just three issues:- Jan & Feb of 1937, and December of 1958 (so 357 of 360 monthly parts). Staples rusty to some of the earlier parts, otherwise in very good condition. Rare to fine such a long run in the original parts. . First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Unpublished Manuscript of "Cardé on the Figure: Digressions of a Philogynist" with Photographic Archive

      [N.p.: n.p., 1937-1971]. Manuscript, photographs, negatives, and other items in near fine condition.. Complete unpublished manuscript of William T. Cardwell&#39;s text "Cardé on the Figure: Digressions of a Philogynist," illustrated with the author&#39;s photographs of the female nude and accompanied by a selection of his other photographic and artistic work. Includes 63 pages of handwritten text, an extensive archive of photographic prints and negatives, an original handmade book, and a selection of ephemera, magazines, and pamphlets, presumably used by Cardwell as research material. A chemical engineer, musician, and avid photographer, Cardwell began employing models for his nude studies of the female form in the 1940s. These preliminary inquiries evolved into this short volume, which, reflective of shifting attitudes toward sexuality in mid-twentieth century America, explores the nature of beauty and artistic perspective in relation to the feminine figure. The collection features 185 photographs, including 61 duplicates, mostly 8 x 10 inches and printed on glossy and matte finish photographic papers of varying thicknesses: predominantly black-and-white studies of female nudes, although a selection of Cardwell&#39;s portraits and photographs of musicians are also included. Additionally comprises 60 envelopes containing 40 4x5 negatives, 98 35 millimeter negative strips with 1 to 4 negatives on each, and 83 small photographic prints, mostly 4 x 5 inch format, with approximately 18 duplicates, along with 16 loose prints and 32 loose 4 x 5 inch negatives, fastidiously labeled and organized in a Kodak field case box. Photographs date from the late 1940s through the early 1970s. Archive includes 15 items of ephemera and 11 photocopies of hand-drawn portraits, presumably by Cardwell. Also featured is a unique handmade book of harmonograms, created by Cardwell in collaboration with O.K. Clinton in 1937-38 and comprised of 21 pasted-in drawings.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. A very nice solid, clean, square and tight copy in a good DJ that is bright and presents well in spite of some light chipping at the edges,some rubbing at the folds and closed tears.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Brooklyn Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  

        Kupferhammer Grunthal: Vierhundert Jahre Deutscher Arbeitskultur 1537-1937 / The Grunthal Copperworks

      Leipzig: C.G. Roder, (1937). Binding a little slack, else a very good copy in the original publisher&#39;s boards (lacking the rare slipcase - not pictured in Parr).. First Edition. Quarto. Company book for Kupferhammer Grunthal with images by Albert Renger-Patzsch, including close-ups of faces in the style of Sander&#39;s Antlitz der Zeit, snowy landscapes of the area around the company&#39;s headquarters, and finally images of heavy machinery, with the final shot, "Gaserzeugungslange," looking like the inspiration for the Bechers&#39; Anonyme Skulpturen. (Parr / Badger, v2, 186).

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     

Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.