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      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 rubbed. Covers are a bit grubby. Child's heavy pencil writing in belongs to box. Some hinges cracked. Heavy foxing and other marks to contents. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Uncommon Danger

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled and faded, cloth rubbed at edges, minor dampstain to rear pastedown, a few lights spots to front pastedown, some spotting to edges of text block. A very good copy in the rubbed and creased jacket with some small chips and short closed tears. First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. First edition, LIMITED to 350 copies numbered by hand, printed by Christopher and Anthony Sanford and Owen Rutter in Caslon Old Face type on Van Gelder paper. With very dramatic woodblock engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. Also with facsimiles of Bligh’s own map and pages from the log. Folio, publisher’s original blue cloth featuring a geometric inlay of yellow cloth on both the upper and lower boards, lettered in gilt on the spine. 160, [i]. A fine and bright copy, very clean and fresh. A FINE LIMITED EDITION FROM THE GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS, and the first appearance in print of Captain Bligh’s Voyage in the Resource, a “sequel” to his LOG OF THE H.M.S. BOUNTY. The work was printed from manuscripts found at the Mitchell Library in Sydney. Neither the log of this voyage, nor the record of his passage back to England, appears to have been among the papers handed over to the Admiralty and the editor’s search for them in public records was in vain. But the manuscript copies at the Mitchell Library had been certified by Bligh himself. The Bounty Mutiny remains one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history. On their way to introduce the breadfruit as a cash crop to the West Indies from the South Sea Islands, "Breadfruit Bligh" and eighteen of his crew were set adrift by Fletcher Christian, the master's mate of the Bounty, and made a journey of about 4000 miles in an open boat before landing on the East Indian Island of Timor. Several of the mutineers who had settled on Pitcairn Island were eventually captured and three were executed in England. Interestingly enough, Bligh was subjected to two further mutinies in his career, though only the last, in New South Wales, can be blamed upon the harsh exercise of authority.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Great Contemporaries

      This 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. (Attention-seeking revisionists who cast Churchill as intent on causing the Second World War should read this, among other things.) 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 also reveals key glimpses into his own character and perspective. This is as fascinating a read today as it was in 1937. Here is a collector grade copy - fine in a 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 blue cloth binding of this example is immaculate - tight and square with vivid blue color, bright gilt, square corners, nicely rounded spine, and virtually no wear. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and no incriptions. The book has clean text block edges, and the blue-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color. The striking orange dust jacket is bright, unclipped, and highly complete. Trivial losses are confined to the spine ends and corners. 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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        Atlantic Salmon Fishing. Foreword by Richard C. Hunt. Illustrated by Ogden M. Pleisner [ & ] Robert Nisbet

      New York: The Derrydale Press. Very Good+. [1937]. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to 11" - 13" tall; Publisher's green cloth gilt, top edge gilt, deckle edges, xx, 193p., illustrated, two color plates by Pleisner, index. **One of 950 copies. Bruns P-72. Siegle #110. Presentation inscription signed by Ogden M. Pleisner on the title page. ; Signed by Illustrator .

      [Bookseller: HJHurley]
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        Background to Danger (First Edition)

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First American Edition. Fine in an exceptionally fresh, about Fine dust jacket, with only a tiny bit of rubbing to a couple of corners to note.& & Basis for the 1943 film directed by Raoul Walsh, written for the screen by W.R. Burnett, and starring George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Turhan Bey. A superior copy, the best of the few we have handled.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        LLANTO EN LA SANGRE. Romances 1933 - 1936.

      Ediciones Españolas, Valencia 1937 - 1ª ed. 12.7x18. 109pp. 1h. Ilustraciones de Miguel Prieto (2 láminas - una a doble página; frontis a toda plana y numerosas viñetas). Rústica. Prólogo de Manuel Altolaguirre. Lomo algo debilitado, huella de humedadpor el margen inferior de la cubierta anterior, interiores limpios. Este es uno de los libros más raros de Emilio Prados. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        Serve It Forth

      London: Hamish Hamilton,, 1937. Illustrated. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, salmon coloured endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine faded, cloth lightly rubbed and faded at extremities. Contents faintly toned. An excellent copy in the price-clipped and rubbed jacket with fraying at the ends of the faded spine panel and a faded strip to the upper panel. First UK edition, first impression of the first book by pre-eminent American food writer M. F. K. Fisher. Rather than a book of recipes it is a literary appreciation of food history and culture. Originally published in the US in the same year.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Captains Courageous

      London: Macmillan. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Kipling's popular nautical tale, with vivid descriptions of the Massachusetts fishing industry. The basis for the 1937 film starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, and Mickey Rooney. London: Macmillan, 1897. Octavo, original cloth gilt, all edges gilt. With illustrations by I.W. Taber. Book slightly cocked (as often); a few spots to cloth, crease to rear endpaper. Text unusually clean and cloth gilt bright. Without scarce dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf

      Berlin, Im Deutschen Verlag,, 1937. Quarto, original red cloth, title gilt to spine and to upper board together with the Olympic rings. With the photographic dust jacket. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates mostly full page. A very good copy in a slightly tattered, but largely complete, jacket with old tape repairs. First Edition, first impression of Riefenstahl's record of her remarkable and groundbreaking cinematic masterpiece. Laid into this copy is souvenir programme to the film issued by the Illustrierter Film-Kurier, and a slip of card with Riefenstahl's signature together with a mounted newspaper photograph.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        VERVE, Volume 1, Number 1

      1937. Paperback. VERVE, An Artistic and Literary Quarterly... Director: E. Teriade. Paris: Verve, 1937. Volume 1, Number 1. (December, 1937). Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 128 pp. Large 4to., illustrated paper wrappers. This, the first issue of the American edition of this French publication, has a cover specially designed by Matisse and a series of original color lithographs illustrating the four elements by Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Rattner and Bores. There are heliogravure illustrations of photographs by Man Ray, Brassai, Louis Guichard, and others. Also, among much else, a double-spread photograph of Picasso's "Guernica" taken by Dora Maar, which had only recently been exhibited at the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris Exhibition of 1937, an article by Andre Gide, "A few Reflections on the Disappearance of the Subject in Painting and Sculpture," and previously unpublished letters and drawings from Cezanne to Emile Zola. All texts are in English, translated (mostly) by Robert Sage. A very bright, clean copy with the subscription order form housed in the bright, paper-covered box, with the illustration by Matisse reproduced on the lid. The box is split at the corners and has a few tears and some soil.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        The Road to Oxiana

      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd.,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the supplied dust jacket. Frontispiece and 15 plates. Spine slightly faded, some light rubbing to extremities. An excellent copy in the rubbed, creased, and slightly marked dust jacket supplied from another copy. First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Anthony Jeffreys from Robert Byron 1937" and with the recipient's bookplate to the front pastedown. Jeffreys was a contemporary of Byron's who entered the civil service and rose to become Clerk Assistant in the House of Lords. Presentation copies of Byron's works are uncommon and signed examples of the masterpiece The Road To Oxiana are rare. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue, Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had elevated to the status of "sacred text". He stressed that it remained an important book, as in between the "bravura passages" Byron expounds a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilization.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Atlanta, GA, 7 December 1937. Letter. Normal creases from mailing, otherwise Fine. Fine 3-1/4-page letter of @750 words on Mitchell's stationery with several manuscript corrections and seven words added in her hand. To Herschel Brickell, a noted book reviewer from Mississippi who served on the New York Herald Tribune book section and who was a reviewer for the New York Evening Post at the time of this correspondence. Mitchell discusses travel plans, visits, and preparations for the movie production of GONE WITH THE WIND: "Several days after I wrote you a story appeared in a New York paper that the actress, Gladys Hansen, Atlanta-born, now a dramatic coach, had been engaged by Selznick to coach Southern accents." Mitchell comments on the choice of Lenore Ulric to play Belle: "I wondered sadly where the blowzy, common, good-hearted Belle had gone." Mitchell writes a paragraph about her hat, "the giddy and idiotic headgear I am nervously trying to balance on my head," before commenting on her book and its effect on her life: "GWTW is quieting in New York, if I may judge from the best seller list where I am now in twelfth place.... I'm tired of avoiding autograph hunters, people who want me to make speeches, candid cameramen and reporters who want to know very peculiar things which really are none of their business." Much more. SIGNED "M" by Mitchell. All the letters to Brickell we have seen were signed by Mitchell as "Margaret" or "M," an indication of the close relationship she had with him. Not in Harwell's MARGARET MITCHELL'S "GONE WITH THE WIND" LETTERS, though many others to Brickell are.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Road to Oxiana.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1937. . First edition, 8vo, (x), 341, (1, 2 advertisement) pp. 16 black and white photographic plates, signed by the author on a front blank, neat restoration to the lower edge of the same leaf. Original blue cloth, recased with new endpapers, a small chip to the top of the spine, d.w. browned with some loss to the spine ends and one corner, some light spots. Embarking from Venice, Byron travels to Cyprus and visits Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq before reaching Iran, ending up in India via Afghanistan. Scarce in the wrapper, even scarcer signed.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        FIVE HUNDRED SELF-PORTRAITS From Antique Times To The Present Day In Sculpture Painting Drawing And Engraving

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

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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        Low Company (First Edition)

      New York: Vanguard, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Good only dust jacket. Jacket is complete, but with wear along the flap folds, creasing at the corners, some archival tape repairs at the verso, and some fading to the spine. Basis for the 1947 film noir, "The Gangster," written for the screen by Fuchs and Dalton Trumbo, and starring Barry Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, Harry Morgan, and a brief appearance by a young Shelley Winters. One of the rarest film noir sources, and the only jacketed copy we have ever handled.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street

      The Vanguard Press, New York. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. Dr. Seuss (Geisel, Theodore Seuss). First edition (Younger & Hirsch 1). Lacks jacket - pictorial cover. 1/2 inch chip continues into 1 inch tear on spine base, edges rubbed (more along corners), owner bookplate on front endpaper. Pages very well preserved (no chips, tears or stains). A nice copy of a scarce and fragile book. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [32] pp. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, which was rejected by dozens of publishers before being printed by Vanguard in 1937. It takes its name from a street near where Geisel grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the story follows an elaborate fantasy imagined by the main character, a boy named Marco.

      [Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse]
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        The Trial

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. First American Edition, stated on copyright page. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. Slight wrinkle to front board and some toning inside front cover, otherwise flawless with very little wear. Dust jacket mildly toned on spine with a small loss to the top of spine and across top edge; protected by acetate cover. An excellent copy of this scarce edition.

      [Bookseller: David W. Bowers Books]
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        The Golden Dawn. An Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Order of the Golden Dawn

      Chicago: The Aries Press 1937-40. . First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo. 2 coloured plates plus many other black and white illustrations, one black and white plate detached. Original black buckram, slight rubbing to the lettering to the spine of volume I, otherwise a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Wasmuths Lexikon der Baukunst (5 Bde.).

      Berlin, Wasmuth, 1929 - 1937 - 4°, ca. 750 S., unzähl., vereinzelt auch farb. Abb, OHLdr. goldgeprägt, Etwas berieben, Bd. III: kleine Fehlstelle a. fliegenden Vors.; Stemp. a. Vorsatz, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Ein wichtiges umfassendes Standardwerk, das auch noch heute seine Gültigkeit hat. Die Bände A - Z. Der Registerband erschien erst 1937. 16000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        Gunner's Dawn

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First edition, No. 43 of 50 numbered Deluxe copies signed by Clark on the half-title and frontispiece. Small 4to. Hand-colored etched frontispiece, 14 plates in black and white, and 5 plates in color by Roland Clark. Original three quarter brown crushed morocco, gilt panelled spine with black leather lettering pieces, marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by James Macdonald. Bookplate of Frederick T. Holliday. Small triangular stain on dedication page, else fine. Siegel 118; Frazier C-6-D; Biscotti p.85

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Atlantic Salmon Fishing

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. First edition, one of 950 copies. 4to. Illustrated by Ogden Pleissner, Robert Nisbet, and from photographs, drawings, and maps. Original green cloth, gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. Fine, tight copy. In DUST JACKET, with some soiling and edgewear. Siegel 110; Frazier P-5-a; Bruns P-72 . A beautiful and sought-after Derrydale, here with the uncommon dust jacket

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Six Plates from: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. 4to. Six plates from watercolor paintings by Ogden Pleissner, signed by the artist. Fine. Siegel 110; Frazier P-5-a; Bruns P72 (for published book) . Each of the 6 plates from Phair's monumental book signed in pencil on the lower right by the great artist Ogden Pleissner The plates are: Playing a Big One--Down's Gulch At Soldier's Gulch June--Devil's Half Acre Fork's Pool--Tobique New Brunswick Salmon Leaping Salmon

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Skiing the International Sport

      New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Folio, pp. xxiv + 328; blue cloth gilt; lower front tip bumped; bookseller's ticket to front pastedown; adhesive mark to front endpaper; near fine copy in a worn and sunned dust jacket (6 inch ragged tear on spine panel, wear at corners and head/tail spine with minor chipping). First edition, trade issue. One of 950 copies of the regular issue. Illustrated with nine color plates, 70 halftone plates from photographs, and seven plates from etchings and drawings. Many contributors to this volumes, including some of the world's foremost authorities on the sport at the time. Scarce in dust jacket. Siegel 124.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Gunner's Dawn

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937 - The author's experiences duck shooting, a handsome book and a splendid copy First Edition, No. 85 of 950 copies. 8vo. Original signed etching, five color plates and 14 in black and white by the author. Original dark red gilt-stamped simulated leather, a very fine copy in the original glassine wrappers and publisher's box (worn). Bookplate. Siegel 118; Frazier C-6-a [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Tigers of the Sea

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937 - First edition, no. 128 of 950 copies. Sm 4to. Illustrated. xvi, [iv], 189 pp. Original sea-green cloth, gilt. Almost fine, with spine sunned at top, in original printed green pictorial dust jacket with small loss across top of spine panel, else almost fine. Bookplate of M.L. Biscotti. Custom half green morocco slipcase and green cloth chemise. Siegel 125; Frazier W-11-a [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Typed Letter Signed

      1937 - ("Franklin D. Roosevelt") 1 page with integral leaf on mint green engraved "The White House" letterhead Washington DC, December 16, 1937 to Miss Rhoda Hinkley, Eden Hill, Poughkeepsie, New York. Fine, fresh. Insightful letter supporting American peace; advising that Boake Carter's statements were untrue or misstated. Telling of the Japanese bombing of innocent Chinese families. A prelude of the war to come. Harold Thomas Henry Carter (1903-1944), radio commentator (aka Boake Carter) was a critic of FDR's foreign policy. In 1938 under pressure from FDR's friends he was banned from radio and deserted by his sponsors, therefore loosing his platform to criticize FDR. Roosevelt (1882-1945), born January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, New York; died in office April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia; 32nd President of the United States 1933-1945 and author of the "New Deal"; only President to be elected to four terms; assistant secretary of the Navy 1913-1920; governor of New York 1929-1933.

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Typed Letter, signed ("Peggy Mitchell Marsh"), to George Cukor, thanking him for a gift of perfume, and discussing the reception of a performance by Tallulah Bankhead

      Atlanta, Georgia, may 12, 1937. 4to. One page, on personal letterhead. light creasing and toning, esle fine . Mitchell thanks Cukor for the gift of Mary Chess perfumes, and especially the "mimosa": "I had tried someone's brand of mimosa many years ago, but it was heavy enough to be used as an anesthetic for a major operation. This brand is so sweet and faint and the lovliest part about it is that it reminds me of old mimosa groves far in the back country on a still, hot day with the bees demented in the blossoms." She then goes on to discuss Tallulah Bankhead's recent performance in Atlanta, which she unfortunately missed: 'Of course I was eager to go, but the show opened the night after the Pulitzer Award arrived. The Vice President of The Macmillan Company was in town and he gave me a party that night. I hoped to see her the following night, but the house was so filled with friends and excitement that I could not go to the theatre. I was very disappointed for everyone was charmed with her. So few people here had liked her in her films, and I am afraid many of them went to see her play determined not to like it. But everyone was most enthusiastic about her and the phone rang all day long as people told me how charming she was- " Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her novel GONE WITH THE WIND; and George Cukor was David Selznick's first choice as director of the film

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street (First Edition)

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good-/No Jacket. 1937 Hardback. First Edition, First Printing with all issue points as detailed in Younger/Hirsch. Tight Binding. Occasional smudge or small tear in text. Contemporary owner inscription on ffep. Spine has some tears. Covers worn. First issue with boy with white shorts and 1937 on title page. First Edition (Younger/Hirsch 1). Search our inventory for more books on this subject. We offer shipping discounts on multiple book orders.

      [Bookseller: LaCelle Books]
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        Pansies. An original watercolor by Bishop, gouache and graphite on paper, 15 ?? wide x 12 ¼? high, 1960

      Benton 75. Bishop?s largest and most finished recorded painting, a basket of pansies ? the name derives from the French ?pensée? ? beside a pair of books, was a deeply symbolic gift from Bishop to her lover Lota de Macedo Soares, inscribed ?L. de M. S. from E. B. 10-28-60.? In Pansies, Bishop balances the domestic tableau with memories and intimations of travel: beside the basket of flowers, its title barely legible, is Baedeker?s Northern Italy. Bishop first visited Italy with Louise Crane in 1937 and would spend a month visiting Venice, Florence and Milan with Lota in the late spring of 1964. In Shakespeare, the pansy, then known as heartsease, was associated with contemplation and love, the juice from its flowers most memorably used as an aphrodisiac in A Midsummer Night?s Dream. ?In her simple ink drawings and watercolor sketches, often unfinished but always enchanting, one can find the style and matter of her poetry. A richly colored image of pansies beside a pile of books on a checkered tablecloth conveys her instinctive association of word and image. Bishop?s words become visible in odd angles of vision, the play with scale, the emotional language of colors, the affection for the humble.? ? Bonnie Costello, Planets On Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2008), p. 84

      [Bookseller: James S. Jaffe Rare Books LLC]
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        Panic Spring. A Romance

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1937. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Edges a little rubbed. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with toned spine panel and a few tiny nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression of the author's second novel, published pseudonymously more than two decades prior to the Alexandria Quartet. An attractive copy of this uncommon edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Clarence Day Life with Mother w/ SIGNED ALS, Limited 1st Edition

      New York, NY: Knopf, 1937. Limited 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Knopf, 1937. Includes a series of hand written letters by the author. Limited First Edition. No. 259 of 750 printed on pace all-rag handmade cream paper. Hardcover. Original jacket. Light toning on book and jacket. VG/VG condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Thurnau 13.Lehrgang/4.-11.April 37

      1937 - A most unusual, bizarre, comical home-made book of a Nazi training camp for the SA! 20 pp., plus wraps. 29 by 25 cm. If one could overlook the sinister associations, much of the satire could apply to any military boot camp, but of course one can not escape the invidious context. In a way, this might be viewed as a pity, because the illustrations and accompanying light verse are superb, and this can be seen as plausibly publishable, but for the irredeemably unsavory context. Yet it is on the other hand a most interesting primary source document on the life of an ordinary member of the SA and by extension, other Nazi units. So we find mocked the task master commander, the morning wake-up and ablutions, the constant drilling, exercise and sporting regimen. Quite graphically depicted is the group shower, among other things. Interestingly, women were a part of the camp experience -- they lived separately, but there was mingling. Much of the training would appear to have been indistinguishable from standard military training. Was this in keeping with the paramilitary nature of the SA, or was it somehow related also to the German not so furtive strategems to evade the restrictions placed on its military activities by the Treaty of Versailles? In any case, there is strangely no allusion to Jews in the entire work. The most disturbing aspect of the work may be that, notwithstanding the gently cynical tone, the author would appear to have emerged from the program an enthusiastic member of the SA!

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Out of Africa

      London, Putnam,, 1937. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My African Safari

      East Aurora, NY: Done into this book by the Roycrofters, 1937. First Edition. 12mo 17x13 cm (6-34 x5-14 inches). Frontispiece map and 10 photographic ililustrations. 34, [1] pp. Original brown grained leatherette. Fine in cloth drop box. Czech p. 32 ("a very small quantity") . Carpenter's account of his 1936 safari to Kenya, where he hunted rhino, buffalo, oryx, waterbuck, lion, and antelope with Donald Ker of Ker & Downey as Professional Hunter

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        To Have and Have Not (First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a strong Near Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy, with only a touch of rubbing along the spine panel to note. & & Basis for the classic 1944 film directed by Howard Hawks, scripted by William Faulkner and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their legendary first pairing. Filmed again in the more faithful but lesser-known 1950 film, The Breaking Point, which starred John Garfield and Patricia Neal.

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        Portrait photograph of Luise Rainer

      New York 2 september 1937 New York, 2 september, 1937. (RAINER, LUISE) Variant of the portrait taken at the same session and published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 26.5 cm. (approximately 13-7/8 x 10-3/8 inches). Half-length portrait of the actress, seated, in semi-profile. Gelatin silver print. Small crease at top right corner. Verso docketed in ink giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("IX L : 26")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Continual Dew - Selected Poems - First And Last Loves - Collected Poems - A Nip In The Air - Collected Poems (Enlarged Edition) - Uncollected Poems

      London: John Murray, 1937 - 1982 - 1. Continual Dew. London: John Murray, 1937. This is the Facsimile Edition of 1977. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. All edges gilt, illustrated among others by Osbert Lancaster and Mr. de Cronin Hastings, with a dustwrapper design by E. McKnight Kauffer. 2. Selected Poems. Introduction by John Sparrow. (London: John Murray, 1948). First Edition, First Printing. A pre-proof stage of this book. Unbound gatherings A to K, each stapled. Title ("Select Poems") and author ("J. Betjeman") in ink to first page. Staples rusted, else near fine. 3. First and Last Loves (Illustrated by John Piper). London: John Murray, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Edges foxed, else a near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. Collected Poems (With an Introduction by Lord Birkenhead). London: John Murray, 1958. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy. 5. Summoned by Bells (With Drawings by Michael Tree). London: John Murray, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Edges foxed, else a near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 6. A Nip in the Air. London: John Murray, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Proof copy. Date of probable publication and price inked to the front of the wrapper, author and title in ink on the spine, pencilled notes to the back of the wrapper, paper browning, else near fine. 7. Collected Poems - Enlarged Edition (With an Introduction by Lord Birkenhead). London: John Murray, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 8. Uncollected Poems. London: John Murray, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: CHF 900. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forty Drawings Done by Rockwell Kent to Illustrate the Works of William Shakespeare of Which One Print is Signed by the Artist

      Garden City: Doubleday, (ca 1937). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Forty wood block prints, each image approx 7 x 9-1/2", matted to 15 x 18"; and, laid in loose in a newly made box of blue cloth with the original paper title-label laid down. One print signed by Kent, two prints colored. Stated as an edition of 1000 sets, this set is number 36. Prints are Fine, with just minor dust-soiling to a few of the mats; the 'new' box is Fine as well, with the original title label showing some minor wear and scuffing. // The title of the portfolio is taken from the title-label on the box; no other text accompanies the collection of matted prints. OCLC records only 17 sets, and one can hardly imagine that Doubleday issued anywhere close to 1000 sets Image or additional images available upon request

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        The Country Scene

      Collins, 1937 98pp. Poems with facing col pls with guards. Gilt top to pages. Fore edges and tail of pages uncut. Quarter bound with green cloth spine and beige cloth boards. Gilt title and rules. Inscription on prelim page. One corner creased. D/j Some creasing to head. Spine has tears at head but very little loss. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Verve: An Artisitic and Literary Quarterly Appearing in December, March, June and October

      Paris, 1937. Vol. 1, No. 1. Original Lithos. by Ferdinand Leger, Joan Miro, Rattner & Bores. NF in slightly dust soiled pict. wraps. Stain to lower edge pgs. 12-39, penetrating up to 1", affecting though not damaging some plates. Lithos not affected.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to.

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