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        To Have and Have Not.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine gilt on green ground and to upper board gilt. With the dust jacket. Small ownership signature to front pastedown. Spine very slightly rolled. Cloth fresh. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with some creasing along the edges and a few minor scuffs. First edition, first printing. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's second book set within the United States, and tells the story of a smuggler running contraband between Cuba and Florida. Hanneman A14a [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        To Have And Have Not

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/very good. 8vo. 262 pp. First edition with Scribner "A" and seal on copyright page. [Hanneman A14] Hemingway's classic novel of the life of his protagonist, Harry Morgan. Basis for the 1944 movie starring Bogart and Bacall. A handsome very good copy in original black cloth binding. Gilt lettering over green background on spine is bright and readable. Slight darkening to interior gutters. Pages free of writing, plates and other markings. The original price intact dustwrapper ($2.50) is also in very good condition with light wear and soiling to edges. Slight loss of the bottoms of letters on the last line of rear dustpanel from a scrape. With some light professional restoration to spine tips and border of the lettering around the book title.

      [Bookseller: Derringer Books, Member A.B.A.A.]
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        'To Have and Have Not' First US Edition 1937

      A first edition, first printing published by Scribners in 1937. A very good+ clean copy with gilt-stamping still gleaming and just a hint of edge wear in a very good dust wrapper with some minor interior tape reinforcements, a hint of dust soiling and some tiny chips and tears. One thin chip to the head of the spine. The basis of the classic Humphrey Bogart - Lauren Bacall film directed by Howard Hawks.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        To Have and Have Not.

      London: Jonathan Cape, 1937 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Gift or ownership inscription erased from front free endpaper. Spine rolled, edges of boards rubbed and toned, spotting to edges of text block, title pages, and occasionally to contents. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with lightly rubbed edges and toned spine panel. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Round Of Golf [THIRD EDITION DATED 1937 BY THE LONDON NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY]

      London North Eastern Railway Company, UK, 1937. Third edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good . Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 'This little book contains accounts of some courses on the LNER. The total number is past counting, to say nothing of describing; so I have chosen just a few in different parts of the country, of different types and qualities and attractions. Of some I know every yard and every bunker; to others I have made too brief pilgrimages, but I have had good fun on all of them and I hope other people may have it too. ' B.D. Book - in Very Good card covers with an illustrated front cover - light marking/light grubbiness to the white back cover, just a touch rubbed to the extreme top of the spine. Contents, clean, bright and tightly bound. Now in New Glassine Jacket. An Attractive Copy. [SEE SCAN]. Size: 8.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches. 126 pages. Illustrated with 31 full page photographs and 2 fold out maps showing golf courses in England and Scotland on the L.N.E R with nearest stations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Billiards. Inventory No: 5234.

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        Franklin D. Roosevelt SIGNED Print of the Hermitage Signed with love to his daughter

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. Rag paper limited edition (limited to 100 copies) of The Second Inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt - January 20, 1937 - In Front of the Reproduction of the Hermitage. Signed to his daughter, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger Halstead. FINE Condition. Published by N/A

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        Dumb Witness

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins,, 1937. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine rolled and tanned, edges of boards toned, cloth a little rubbed with a few small spots, free endpapers tanned, light spotting to edges of text block, a little spotting to title pages. A very good copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Murder Up My Sleeve (First Canadian Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Canadian Edition. Fine in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket, unrubbed but lightly worn at spine ends and with three small chips on back panel. An exceptional copy of a very scarce title in dust jacket. The only indication that this the Canadian edition is the clipped price and a small rubber stamp on the copyright page, otherwise it is identical to the US first edition and uses the American sheets, binding and dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        BIGGLES AIR COMMODORE

      Published by Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, 1937. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good/Good. Illustrated by Leigh, Howard & Sindall, Alfred. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. Tan cloth. Front cover and spine both show seaplane. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. A few marks to covers. Foxing to spine. Some foxing throughout. Slightly later original wrapper that has been neatly restored; with wrapper being put onto a sheet of paper and repaired. Has loss to a couple of edges, but nicely restored to look complete. Most repair to base of spine (around 1" when held up to the light). A few grubby marks to wrapper. [S]

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        THE METAMORPHOSIS. Translated by A. L. Lloyd.

      The Parton Press. london. 1937 - FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 8vo. (7.4 x 5.2 inches). Neat pencil notes, amending the translation, on pages 49 to 59, by Professor Erich Heller, Co-Editor of 'Der Dichter uber sein Werk', 'Uber das Schreiben', and Kafka's love-letters addressed to Felice Bauer, 'Briefe an Felice'. Loosely inserted is a hand written note "With all good wishes -Erich. Letter seperately", written on Heller's printed address postcard from his office as Professor of German at University College, Swansea. A bright, clean copy in publishers original blue cloth backed black boards. Spine lettered in black. Blue paper label, lettered in black, to the front panel. Lacking the glassine dustwrapper. A small amount of rubbing to the extremities. Generally this is a very good, bright copy of this important and powerful book. Housed in a quarter dark blue morocco slip case, with raised bands and gilt lettering, and blue cloth chemise. Originally published in German under the the title of Die Verwandlung in 1915. ------ Erich Heller was born in Bohemia, in what is now the Czech Republic, in 1911 and later studied at the same university, in the same department, and even took the same degree as Kafka had done before him. As well as publishing essays on Kafka's writings and editing some of his works, Heller also contributed an introduction to an English edition of Der Prozess (The Trial) published using the Muir translation in 1975. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        The Towers of New York. The Memoirs of a Master Builder.

      New York: Simon and Schuster, 1937 - Octavo. Original grey-green cloth, printed paper label to spine, top edge dyed green. Cloth rubbed and marked, spine and edges of boards faded, endpapers tanned. A very good copy. Portrait frontispiece and 7 plates. 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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.

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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]

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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. .

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        College Verse. Volume Six, Number Six

      Laramie, Wyoming: The College Poetry Society of America. April, 1937. First. Magazine. Stapled printed yellow wrappers. Wyoming Centennial stamp on the front wrap (as issued?), else fine. Includes the poem "Inheritors" by Thomas Lanier (Tennessee) Williams. .

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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.

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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

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