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        The Towers of New York

      New York: Simon and Schuster,, 1937. The Memoirs of a Master Builder. Octavo. Original grey-green cloth, printed paper label to spine, top edge dyed green. Portrait frontispiece and 7 plates. Cloth rubbed and marked, spine and edges of boards faded, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Horowitz on the front free endpaper, "With best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to Charles Sumner Woolworth, whose brother Frank played an important role in the unimportant life of L Horowitz – December 25, 1937". Author Louis Horowitz was the long-time leader of the Thompson-Starrett Company, the New York construction firm that pioneered the construction of skyscrapers and built many of city's landmark buildings, including the Woolworth Building (until 1930 the tallest building in the world), the Equitable Building, and the American Stock Exchange, as well as the General Motors building in Detroit and the Sears complex in Chicago. The headline of a review of this book in the New York Times described Horowitz as the man who "changed Manhattan's profile". A wonderful association, the recipient of this copy was the brother of Frank Woolworth, the founder of the Woolworth Company and the man responsible for awarding the Woolworth building contract to Horowitz's firm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Estampas de la Revolución Española, 19 Julio de 1936

      Barcelona 1937 - Bureaux de Propagande C. N. T. - F. A. I., Imprenta Grafos colectivizada. Grand album cartonné in 4° à l'italienne avec belle couverture illustrée. 64 pages, dos spiralé, premier plat illustré en couleurs. Trente et une compositions à pleine page et en couleurs de Sim, retraçant l'insurrection de Barcelone contre les fascistes. Ces dessins furent refusés par le SDP (Sindicat de dibuixants profesionals) un collectif autonome d'artistes et finalement édité par la CNT-FAI. La préface et les textes sont en espagnol, français et anglais. Album très frais [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres de Sancho]
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        COLECCION AUSTRAL COMPLETA. DEL NUMERO 1 AL 1650.

      Espasa Calpe. 1937. 1984., Buenos Aires. Madrid. - 1650 títulos. Conservan TODAS las sobrecubiertas. Muy buen estado general. CONTRA REEMBOLSO, +5.00€ LIBRO EN ESPANOL

      [Bookseller: Librería Javier Fernández]
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        WAYANG ( Javanese Theater )

      Stockholm: The Ethnographical Museum of Sweden, 1937. Statens Etnografiska Museum. New Series, Publication No. 3. First English edition (Svensk first edit. 1930). 36 text pages followed by 38 (28 fine coloured and heightened with gold) mounted plates (on black cardboard) after watercolours by the author: WAYANG (The Story of Arayana) and SERIMPIS. Grey cloth with title and author's name in gold to spine (minor damage to title label). VERY RARE English edition. * The Swedish artist Tyra de Kleen travelled in the 1920s to Java and Bali and studied the traditional dances and shadow plays. This edition reflects the figures of the Wayang and Mudras - esp. the Serimpi dancing. . CLOTHBOUND. FINE. 31x24.

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
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        Lavaux. Trente Photographies Originales De Maurice Blanc

      Librairie Centrale et Universitaire V.Porchet & Cie, Lausanne 1937 - édition originale, un des 170 exemplaires sur vélin après 15 sur Vélin d'Arches, les tirages des 30 originaux de Maurice blanc sont tirés sur papier Orto-Brom de Gawaert et contre-collés sur le vélin 300gr. Ensemble harmonieux des textes de Ramuz et des Photographies de M.Blanc, à faire frémir de plaisir tout les jurés du patrimoine de l'UNESCO. Bel exemplaire dans son étui à rabats, photos sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Pensée Sauvage]
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        Stary Zajazd/ Krzemieniec.

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Krzemieniec; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - powiat Krzemieniec wojewodztwo wolynskie (Ukraina); Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem pod kompozycja: "Drzeworyt /Stary Zajazd/ Krzemieniec 1937 Zygmunt Acedanski".; Technika: Drzeworyt na bibulce podklejony na karton.; Format: 237x179.; Inf o autorze: Z. Acedanski (23.03.1909 Przemysl-16.11.1991 Gliwice) grafik i malarz, zwiazany do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyl studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932) oraz odbyl studia graficzne na kursach Ludwika Tyrowicza we Lwowie w latach 1929-1930, uprawial przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo i rysunek, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artysty, zob. Gronska 1971 s.395, Snoch 2004 ss.11-12, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.61.; Uwagi: Praca z najlepszego okresu tworczosci autora.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura ulice / Architektur Straße / architecture streets/street / Holzschnitt / woodcut; Rycina w dosc ladnym stanie, sygnatura olowkiem nieco wytarta.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        The Rocks by "John Sinjohn"

      Privately Printed 1937 - First edition thus. 10 3/4" x 8". Original cream over black stamped green boards (tiny tear at head of spine), else fine. Enclosed in a 1/2 green morocco slipcase. This is copy 3 of 60 privately printed copies for Earle J. Bernheimer. This is Bernheimer's copy. With the original letter of Ada Galsworthy laid in loose. The 2 page letter dated November 7, 1936, was edited for the version "reproduced" in the book, with over half of the letter edited out and not reproduced. The letter with Bernheimer's light pencil crop markings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Geologie der Meere und Binnengewässer Band I bis Band VII/1 (7 Bände)

      - Autorisierter Nachdruck der Ausgabe Verlag Bornträger, Berlin, 1937-1944. Inhalt u.a.: Schmidt,Hermann - Vorgeschichtliche Grabhügel unter den Dünen der Insel Sylt. Blüthgen,Joachim - Tatsachen und Deutungen zur Geschichte des Skandik. Tapfer,Ernst - Meeresgeschichte der Kieler und Lübecker Bucht im Postglazial. Schütze,Hans - Morphologischer Beitrag zur Entstehung des Darß und Zingst (Ostsee). IV. 416, IV. 480, IV. 592, 272, 280, 272 und 115 S. gr.8. m. zahlr. Tafeln und Textabb.)mehrsprachig. Koeltz. Königstein. 1967. Mit Gebrauchsspuren/Used condition. Leinen/Hardcover. Sprache: deutsch/german. Sonderangebot: Versandantiquariat Robert A. Mueller bietet AbeBooks-Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 25% auf sämtliche Preise zuzüglich versandkostenfreier Lieferung innerhalb Deutschlands. Alter Preis: 600,00 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Robert A. Mueller]
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        Wisniowiec" ["Brama zamkowa"].

      - Typ: rycina; Haslo: Wisniowiec; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - powiat Krzemieniec wojewodztwo wolynskie (Ukraina); Cykl: Cykl: "Krzemieniec" 1937.; Sygnatura: Rycina sygnowana olowkiem w obrebie kompozycji: "Wisniowiec" i monogramem wiazanym "IN".; Technika: Litografia; Format: 233x270.; Inf o autorze: I. Nowakowska-Acedanska (15.12.1909 Lwow-14.02.1983 Gliwice) graficzka i malarka, zwiazana do konca wojny ze Lwowem, po 1945 krotko z Tarnowem, nastepnie od 1946 z Gliwicami, w 1932 ukonczyla studia na Wydziale Sztuk Zdobniczych i Przemyslu Artystycznego Panstwowej Szkoly Technicznej we Lwowie (studia w latach 1927-1932), uprawiala przede wszystkim grafike warsztatowa w roznych technikach graficznych, grafike uzytkowa, malarstwo (sztalugowe i scienne) i rysunek oraz tkanine, udzial w licznych wystawach, lata 1932-1939 to najlepszy okres w tworczosci artystki, zob. Gronska 1971 s.433, Snoch 2004 s.11, Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.135, Jakimowicz 1997 s.370.; Literatura: Katalog Wroclaw 1983 s.139 poz.377 il.49 (tozsama rycina, ale inaczej sygnowana i nieznacznie wieksze wymiary, nasz egz. autorsko przyciety).; Uwagi: Praca z najlepszego okresu tworczosci autorki.; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura koscioly zamki / Architektur Burgen/Burg Kirchen/Kirche / architecture castles/castle churches/church / Lithographie / lithograph; Rycina w ladnym stanie, choc po fachowej konserwacji, autorsko przycieta do kompozycji.

      [Bookseller: POLIART Beata Kalke]
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        Great contemporaries / Winston S. Churchill

      London : Thornton Butterworth 1937 - Physical desc. : 334 p, 21 leaves of plates : illus. , facsims. , ports ; 22 cm. Subjects: Biography - 20th century. Great Britain - Biography. Statesmen - 20th century - Biography. Contents: The Earl of Rosebery -- The ex-Kaiser -- George Bernard Shaw -- Joseph Chamberlain -- Sir John French -- John Morley -- Hindenburg -- Boris Savinkov -- Herbert Henry Asquith -- Lawrence of Arabia -- F. E. , first earl of Birkenhead -- Marshal Foch -- Leon Trotsky, alias Bronstein -- Alfonso XIII -- Douglas Haig -- Arthur James Balfour --Hitler and his choice -- George Nathaniel Curzon -- Philip Snowden -- Clemenceau -- King George V. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Gilt title to front cover. Some minor staining to panels. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 334 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        The Happy Return

      Michael Joseph, London 1937., 1937. FIRST EDITION of the first Horatio Hornblower novel to be published. 8vo., pp. 287. Publisher's green cloth, discolouration along edges of boards, top edge spotted, small bookseller label to paste down; in its original dutwrapper with chips to top edge of upper panel, one with loss of a letter in the author's name, corners chipped, spine ends frayed with chip to head. A sound copy still bright and attractive, internally clean. Uncommon in dust wrapper.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Northwest Passage

      Doubleday Doran New York 1937. First Edition Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. There is a prior owner's address label on the first free end pages of both. Both volumes are within very near fine dust jackets with the spine areas slightly tanned and a 1/16" chip from the upper edge of volume I. Signed by the author and numbered 489 out of only 1, 050 copies printed. The slipcase is in near fine condition. Volume I contains the first trade edition version of Kenneth Robert's Northwest Passage which remained on the best seller list for many months. It is the account of the life of Major Robert Roberts (founder of Robert's Rangers) as seen through the eyes of a fictional protagonist. Volume II contains "the unique historical material on which the essentials of the novel were based" to include a transcript of the courts martial trial of Major Roberts which was held in Montreal in 1768. Our code number = TB01472

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        THE TRIAL

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First American edition. Fine/about Fine. Kafka's lasting celebration of bureaucratic absurdities. A Fine book appearing unread, with bright cloth and a brilliant top-stain. Boards a touch bowed, otherwise immaculate. In a bright, fresh dust jacket that is just about Fine with spine gently faded and a touch of wear at the front upper corner. Easily the best copy of this fragile book we have seen. & & First published in German in 1925, the year following Kafka's death, by his literary executor and against Kafka's express wish that all his remaining papers be burned unread. The protagonist, K, is arrested for an undisclosed crime and begins a year-long ordeal within a baffling judicial system that operates on a complex, but secretive set of rules. His bewilderment, frustration and fear become palpable as the trial consumes his life, and eventually he is executed for an unspoken verdict. This novel would become one of the author's most famous works and a ringing condemnation against bureaucratic absurdity. It is also partially responsible for turning the author's name into an adjective. Fine in about Fine. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        The Red Box (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Spine lean, and some wear along the joints, else book is bright and clean. Jacket is complete, with a touch of fading to the red titling on the spine, small chips at a couple of corners, and a split along the front flap fold running about halfway down. A bright, presentable copy of one of the scarcest Stout titles, the fourth Nero Wolfe mystery.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The World Crisis 1911-1918

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. This important edition is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. This first abridged edition is exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket. Here is a irst British abridged edition, third printing, very good in a very good dust jacket. Of note to collectors, the extremely scarce dust jacket appears identical in every detail to that of the fist printing. The green cloth binding is exceptionally clean and bright. There is wrinkling at the head of the spine, trivial corner wear all around, and small bumps on the rear cover at the lower corner and top edge. The contents are clean and bright with no spotting and no inscriptions. The folding map at p.820 is complete but with a bit of fraying to .25 inch at the edge. There is a tiny purple ink stamp on ffep reading "This book is from Thaeker & Co. Ltd. Bombay". The binding is slightly shaken but still firmly attached. The unclipped dust jacket is highly complete. The only losses are a .25 x .25 inch chip at the upper rear hinge and .125 inch deep chips at the bottom hinges. The faces and flaps are clean and bright and still retain the gray-green tint to the paper. The spine is slightly darkened and soiled with some wrinkling at the head and tail. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.c, Woods/ICS A31(bb.3), Langworth p.113

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        Les Oeuvres Récentes de Chen Shu-Jen (Collection "Chine-France": Les Maitres Chinois Contemporains)

      The Commercial Press 1937 - 24 illustrations with description on facing translucent onion-skin pages + xi pp. preliminary material. paper along spine is falling apart, cover has tears to edges & creasing, cover is faded, back cover is detached by present, pages are in nice condition [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        The Negro in American Fiction (Bronze Booklet Number 6)

      The Associates in Negro Folk Education, Washington, D.C. 1937 - Very nice association between Sterling Brown, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and Johnson, a pioneering folklorist and sociologist of African-American music and culture. Johnson (1901-1991) was associated with the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina from 1924 until his retirement in the late 1960s. Small octavo (21cm). Original decorated wrappers; 209pp. Inscribed on title page: "For Guy Johnson/with best wishes/Sterling Brown," undated but apparently contemporary. Bit of mild external wear, else Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        You Have Seen Their Faces

      New York: Viking Press, 1937 Hardcover First edition, first printing. Very Good+ with a dust-dulled top edge, darkening to the end papers at the hinges (as is common), small light moisture stain at the heel, and lightly tapped tips in a Very Good minus dust jacket with chipping at the extremities, a moderate chip at the crown, light wear at the edges, a touch of fading to the spine, and a slight moisture stain to the heel. Tan cloth-bound hardcover with red title to the front and spine. All in all, a nice copy of the scarce hardcover edition in a presentable, very scarce dust jacket. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White; text by Erskine Caldwell. 190 pages; 75 b&w plates; 8.25 x 12 inches. One of the iconic books of documentary and humanist photography. See: Parr & Badger, Photobooks, Vol. 1, p140-141; Roth, Book of 101 Books, p94-95; Open Book, p124-125. Overseas sales and expedited shipping will require extra postage for this volume.

      [Bookseller: A&D Books]
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        The Interpretation of Financial Statements

      HARPER & BROS 1937 K-M - copyright 1937 K-M, ex library copy with library stamps on page edges and front endpage, former owner signature on front endpage, book is clean and tight other than some yellowing pages DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 K-M EDITION: SECOND ED 122 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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        The World Crisis 1911-1918

      London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Good. Churchill's history of the First World War - which he titled "The World Crisis" - was originally published between 1923 and 1931. Of The World Crisis, Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods wrote: "The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events." Churchill was in a unique position to write this history, having served both in the Cabinet and on the front; Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty until 1915 and then, after bearing blame for the Dardanelles tragedy, served as a lieutenant colonel leading a battalion in the trenches. This important edition is not just an abridgement. It incorporates revisions by Churchill with new material, including a whole new chapter on the Battle of the Marne, as well as a new introduction. This first abridged edition is exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket. Here is the British first abridged edition, third printing, very good in the original jacket. Of note to collectors, the extremely scarce dust jacket appears identical in every detail to that of the first printing. The green cloth binding is square and clean, retaining bright spine gilt and showing only very light sunning to the spine apart from the bottom edge of the spine which has a small sunned strip. The rear cover shows some small abrasions to the cloth along a 4 inch section near the fore edge (which correspond with dust jacket damage, testifying that the book and jacket have travelled together). The contents are clean and bright with no spotting. The sole previous owner mark is a small bookseller sticker on the front pastedown. All maps and plans present and intact. The unclipped dust jacket would be a remarkably complete example if not for an unfortunate .75 x .5 inch triangular loss at the center right of the spine. The rear face shows some small holes along a 4 inch section adjacent to the flap fold and corresponding with the surface damage to the rear cover of the book. A flawed dust jacket, but one that is both important and scarce. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.6.c, Woods/ICS A31(bb.3), Langworth p.113.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        College Verse. Volume Six, Number Five

      Laramie, Wyoming: The College Poetry Society of America. March, 1937. First. Magazine. Stapled printed yellow wrappers. Includes the poem "Swimmer and Fish Group" by Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams of Washington University. Fine in wrappers. Scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Treasures of Illumination- English Manuscripts of the Fourteenth Century (c.1250 to 1400)

      London. The Studio Ltd. 1937. Beautifully bound by Zahnsdorf in gilt titled full snowy vellum. Lovely gilded endsheets. t.e.g. 4to (8.5" x 12"). This edition on hand-made paper, is limited to 215 numbered copies of which this copy is number 8. Lavishly illustrated with 24 tipped-in colour plates reproducing the most decorative examples of early English illuminated manuscripts. A most desireable and well regarded study. An elegant presentation. Usual slight vellum bowing to front cover. Covers mildly soiled, spine slightly darkened. A lovely copy of this elusive limited issue.Featured Art.

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB ]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1937. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. This is a collector-worthy 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, underscoring both Churchill's ability to make a balanced appraisal of his subject and his earnest desire to avoid the war that Churchill would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years after this book was published. About Hitler, Churchill wrote: "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." 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. This is as fascinating a read today as it was in 1937. Here is a collector-worthy copy, near-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, and tight with sharp corners, bright gilt, and no sign of the usual fading to the blue cloth. The only flaw we note is a slight outward warp to the top board edges. The contents are bright and tight. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms what the lovely binding already tells us - that this copy has spent life jacketed. We find no internal spotting. The sole previous ownership mark is a vintage inked name on the first free endpaper. The blue topstain remains uniformly dark. Light spotting is confined to the otherwise bright fore edge. The 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

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        France.

      1937 1937 - Lithographed poster in colours edited by "Le Ministére des Travaux." 1937. 100x62 cm. * Mounted on acid-free paper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Dictionnaire Diplomatique (Academie Diplomatique Internationale) Vol. 1-7 by Frangulis, A

      Academie Dilopmatique Internationale 1937 - 7 volume set. Includes bibliography. Red Cloth Good. No dust jacket as issued. clean text, academic library markings, minor shelf wear and ageing, poor spine on two volumes [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Last Word Books]
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        Cri de la Méduse. Dessins d'Yves Tanguy

      Chez Jeanne Bucher, Paris. 1937 - In-4 (285 x 200 mm). 44 pages, en feuillets non coupés sous chemise verte pâle. Edition originale. Tirage limitée à 130 exemplaires, un des 75 sur papier helio Aussedat (exemplaire #42). 3 dessins de Tanguy. Chemise légèrement insolée sur les bords, bordure avec de petites fentes. Les pages intérieures sont non-coupées, en très bonne condition. Photos disponibles sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        One sheet cover with cancelled stamp of the 1978 Olympiad in Argentina signed by Erich Gottlieb Eliskases; Boris Vasilievich Spassky; Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi; Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin and Svend Hamann

      Republica Argentina, Buenos Aires - One sheet cover with cancelled stamp. Signed by Erich Gottlieb Eliskases; Boris Vasilievich Spassky; Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi; Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin and Svend Hamann. Event covers are decorated, stamped and canceled commemorative envelopes. They are created to celebrate an event or note an anniversary. The design (called a "cachet") is generally placed on the left side of the envelope (although there are also "all over" cachets). It explains what is being commemorated on what date, and some times includes an illustration page. Ideally, the stamps used relate to the celebration. Cancels are either obtained in the city of the event. If a special cancellation (one with a design) has been created for the event, you can generally only receive that cancel from the local post office. Three of the signers were either world champions or were considered contenders for the title. Towards the end of the 1930s, along with Keres and Capablanca, Eliskases was regarded as a potential contender for a World Championship encounter with Alexander Alekhine. Indeed, Alekhine spoke out in favor of a match with the Austrian, who had acted as a second during his successful attempt to regain the title from Max Euwe in 1937. However, Eliskases' defection to South America was badly timed, as documentary evidence later showed that the Nazi regime had scheduled him a 1941 match with the World Champion. Boris Vasilievich Spassky was the tenth World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi lost the Candidates final to Karpov, who was declared world champion in 1975 when Bobby Fischer refused to defend his title. He then won two consecutive Candidates cycles to qualify for World Championship matches with Karpov in 1978 and 1981, losing both. At the Olympiads Oleg Mikhailovich Romanishin represented the Soviet Union in 1978 and thereafter played for Ukraine through the 1990s, winning a total of 2 silver medals and 2 bronze. At the European Team Chess Championships his medal haul has amounted to an incredible 6 gold and 1 silver. Svend Hamann was born in Copenhagen. Awarded the IM title in 1965, he was Danish champion in 1972 and played board one for Denmark at the 1978 Olympiad. The 23th Chess Olympiad came back to South America after 39 years. Unfortunately no participant from 1939 appeared in the line-ups although bigger gaps have been seen in the history of the Olympiads. We have seen 66 nations, among them team USA, the titleholders, together with group of hawkish youngsters from Western European teams and full set of Communist nations, including USSR of course. The Soviets were lacking Karpov and Tal this time having put three newcomers into the squad. It was the second time when the Olympiad was running according to the rules of Swiss system, but the first time when both West and East countries joined. The 4-year break made it hard to predict who is going to reach the medal zone, apart from the Soviets who, as usual, were big favorites for Gold. Hungary lead by Portisch, Ribli and Sax looked very solid as well as Yugoslavia with Gligoric and Ljubojevic, The American squad was based on their Haifa golden team. Argentina, the host nation, once again were deprived of their best players (Najdorf, Panno, Quinteros and more) who missed the Argentinian Championship, the major and only Olympic team qualifier. Of 33 first round clashes as much as 16 ended up in a clear 4-0 but no major team managed to do so. Hungary and Yugoslavia dropped a fraction, USSR and USA left a full point behind the leaders beating Wales and Paraguay respectively by 3 to 1. Experienced Hölzl of Austria lost to G.Broomes of Guyana but it were the impatiently expected newcomers from China who produced major round 1 sensation hammering Iceland 3-1, where Qi trashed GM Sigurjónsson at board 1. Nothing interesting happened on the next day when we have seen the favourites taking what they should take, with few exceptions like Sweden's lost to Norway or

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        OBSERVER ON RANGER.

      During the races for the America's cup 1937. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1938. XVI, 111 pp + plates. 28x22,5 cm. Publisher's title decorated cloth in price clipped and mended dust jacket. Both endpapers printed with maps. Photoillustrated with 48 plates in black-and-white, and black-and-white charts in text

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        UGOLKI STAROY MOSKVY ("Old Moscow's Corners"). Woodcuts

      Moscow: KhEM MTKh, 1937 Artist: Ivan Nikolaevich Pavlov (1872-1951). Editor: Osip Beskin (1892-1969). Text in Russian by Mikhail Sokol'nikov (1898-1979) Original portfolio designed by Mikhail Matorin with text and 10 hand-numbered original woodcuts. Rare. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed..

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        Ends and Means.

      An Enquiry into the Nature of Ideals and into the Methods employed for their Realization. London: Chatto & Windus 1937. (6) + 336 p. Publisher's yellow half cloth, spine weakly discoloured, no dustjacket.. Special edition limited to 160 copies, this is copy no. 73, signed by the author

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        Gun for Company

      London: Country Life 1937 London: Country Life, 1937. Large Paper Edition, No. 19 of 175 copies, signed by author and artist. 4to. With 12 mounted color plates and 12 mounted pencil plates by J.C. Harrison. Original brownish-gray cloth, spine slightly darkened, else fine . A superb volume, beautifully illustrated, dealing primarily with grouse, partridge, geese and duck. Very scarce in this, the deluxe, edition

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        Residential Main St. Nantucket Mass

      Nantucket, MA.: Nantucket Garden Club.. Copyright 1937, 1958reissue.. Pictorial map, bird's eye view style, 16 3/4 x 15 inches on sheet 19 x 16 1/4 inches. Very good condition. Illustrator and puppeteer Tony Sarg loved Nantucket, and this is his affectionate map of the central streets, documenting the history of this whaling town, with a list of important buildings and vignette illustrations in the border of outstanding citizens. This 1958 reissue of the original 1937 map was "revised in 1958 by the Nantucket Garden Club." .

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        Nozze Buvoli-Mussolini Album, 1937

      Rome 1937 - Wedding Album, Vittorio Orsola Buvoli - Vittorio Mussolini, 6th February 1937, Newspaper Clippings Wedding Album, leather boards with scroll work design, screw binding, worldwide newspaper clippings (relating to the event), from Italy, Sicily, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Germany, France, England, America, Czechoslovakia, each clipping is framed by gilt surround with gilt accents on page, 116 pages, 430 x 335 mm, condition:very good. Vittorio Mussolini was the second son of Benito Mussolini, but the first officially acknowledged son. Vittorio Mussolini served with the Regia Aeronautica during the Italo-Ethiopian War and the Spanish Civil War. Vittorio Mussolini became an object of derision after describing aerial bombs as "budding roses" when they exploded amongst Ethiopian tribesmen. Postwar he became a respected film producer and critic involved with Roman film studio Cinecittà. In order for the clippings to be gathered from so many sources a major effort would have been undertaken with the layout and design, especially with the gold trim and leather scrollwork, suggesting a personal touch for the intended recipient(s). Salvaged from the wreck of the ¿City of Lincoln ¿ off the Cape Coast in 1947, this album has been with the same family since. 'The City of Lincoln¿ had sailed from the U.K. "A fishing boat was used by the custom officials to transport the valuable cargo from the wreck to the settlement of Buffeljag. Apart from a cargo worth 2 million pounds, there were 13 new Dodge and Plymouth cars on board. These cars were purchased for the visit of the English Royal family that was to take place in 1947. Several of these cars had been thrown overboard." "Duskant die Duine" Jan Fourie, describes the salvage of the ¿City of Lincoln¿. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Northwest Passage

      First Edition Both volumes of this two volume set are in near fine condition in red cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spines. There is a prior owner's address label on the first free end pages of both. Both volumes are within very near fine dust jackets with the spine areas slightly tanned and a 1/16" chip from the upper edge of volume I. Signed by the author and numbered 489 out of only 1, 050 copies printed. The slipcase is in near fine condition. Volume I contains the first trade edition version of Kenneth Robert's Northwest Passage which remained on the best seller list for many months. It is the account of the life of Major Robert Roberts (founder of Robert's Rangers) as seen through the eyes of a fictional protagonist. Volume II contains "the unique historical material on which the essentials of the novel were based" to include a transcript of the courts martial trial of Major Roberts which was held in Montreal in 1768. Our code number = TB01472

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        Wappenbuch des Landes Glarus. Wappen der Glarner Geschlechter von der ältesten Zeit bis zur Gegenwart in Verbindung mit einem Verzeichnis sämtlicher Bürgergeschlechter des Landes.

      Genf, Roto-Sadag, 1937 - 4°, Fronti., Wappenscheibe, 120 S. (Beschreibung), XLIX Taf. (davon XL mehrfarb. lithogr. Taf., 30 Wappen), 131-132 S. (Quellen u. Literatur), Ldr. goldgeprägt., Goldprägung etwas verblichen, Blatt nach Vorsatz m.Eckabriss. Ansonsten tadell. Erste Auflage. Nr. 152 von insgesamt 1100 Exemplaren. 2500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONVERSATION AT MIDNIGHT

      1937. Fine. MILLAY, Edna St. Vincent. CONVERSATION AT MIDNIGHT. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1937. First edition. Signed by Millay on front flyleaf. 126 pp. 8vo., half black cloth with blue paper covered boards, paper spine label. Book very good, minor shelfwear to corners, spine label slightly spotted. Interior has moderate paste action to front pastedown, where the previous owner's personal bookplate is affixed, and rear pastedown. Text fine. We have never had a signed Millay that was not a limited edition; this is not the limited edition, but the first trade edition, whcih has been signed.

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