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        Italia Imperiale.

      Subject: (Fascismo). Milano, 1937, cm. 45 x 30 x 7, 5 copertina in cartone rigido ricoperto di celluloide nera e grande fascio stilizzato, dorso nuovo in cartone telato nero, pp. nn. con ill. di Buffoni, Carboni, Garretto, Micaelles, Nizzoli e Sironi; fotografie di Bricarelli, Patellani, Ridenti e Stefani. Parte artistica a cura di M.L. Poli. Numerose pagine pubblicitarie e taglio modernissimo. Ottimo stato di questo famoso libro di propaganda del Fascismo con grafica d'avanguardia (strepitosa la copertina) e foto ad altissimo livello artistico.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        Later Bookplates & Marks of Rockwell Kent (SIGNED)

      New York: Pynson Printers, 1937. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover VG/G as dj has closed tears, remains of tape residue, and small portion of upper spine title missing. Signed by author, over 60 engraved illustrations (some in duotone), vignettes, upper cover and spine decoration and upper jacket cover illustration by the author. 8 page preface by Kent. Full salmon cloth, gilt stamped spine and upper cover, upper cover stamped blind, green endpapers, 83 pages. Laid in loose is the original publisher's prospectus, 275/1250cc. 4 page prospectus laid in loose. Also loose are four original Kent bookplates, NF, names of clients on lower portion, one in two different colors..

      [Bookseller: BohemianBookworm]
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      Tarzana California: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. Publishers Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1937]. original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed.. Neat owner's name dated 14 December 1937 at top edge of front free. endpaper. Just a hint of faded to spine panel, a fine copy in fine,. as new, first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket. A beautiful. copy. (#147443). First edition. The fifth Pellucidar novel. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02271. Heins BSA-1. Zeuschner 25.

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        The Years

      New York: Harcourt, 1937. First. hardcover. fine. 435pp., thick 8vo, rebound in full blue morocco; gilt-decorated and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. N.Y: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1937). First American edition. A fine copy.

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

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

      [Bookseller: ASIA PACIFIC LIBRARY]
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        Gwaith Guto'r Glyn and Cywyddau Iolo Goch Ac Eraill

      38-9 - Cardiff - William Lewis, 1937 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two uniformly boundvolumes of Welsh poetryin beautiful Sangorski bindings. Comprising Gwaith Guto'r Glyn (John Llywelyn Williams) andCywyddau Iolo Goch Ac Eraill (Henry Lewis, Thomas Roberts andIfor Williams). In Welsh. Sir Ifor Williams (16 April 1881 - 4 November 1965) was a Welsh scholar who laid the foundations for the academic study of Old Welsh, particularly early Welsh poetry. Condition: In full morocco bindings. Externally very smart with some very minor rubbing to the heads of the spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, save for some offsetting and a small ink inscriptionto the endpapers. Overall: FINE..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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      1937. Fine. BAGG, Aaron Clark & Samuel Atkins Eliot, Jr. BIRDS OF THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY IN MASSACHUSETTS. Northampton, Massachusetts: The Hampshire Bookshop, 1937. First edition. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and black and white plates, most are from photographs. Quarto: [12],lxxiv,[22],813 pp. Bound in unbleached linen, title printed in brown to spine and upper board, endpaper maps. This copy belonged to Aaron C. Bagg, one of the co-authors; it is signed by him on the verrso of the ffep. and contains many marginal notes and some underlinings in the text by him. Binding is slightly sunned at spine and shows negligible dust- soling, else fine.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      Photograph. Small smudge away from Mencken and his inscription and apparently part of the image. Few pencil notes on verso. Striking portrait of the master satirist and crusading journalist in Fine condition. Superb 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" photographic portrait of a stern-looking, just short of a smile Mencken INSCRIBED by him "Jack [?],/with best regards" and SIGNED in 1937. The photograph is not credited but is likely by Pinchot as we have seen one other similar image that was not signed. Mencken is scarce in signed photographs.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Italiani di Mussolini in A.O.

      Subject: (Fascismo - Africa). Rocca S. Casciano, Cappelli Editore, 1937, folio, legatura in pelle, dorso metallico con cerniere tutto in rame, raffigurante un fascio littorio; l'ascia in acciaio satinato bianco e applicata al piatto anteriore. Disegni di Gigi (Luigi Del Giudice) pp. 570 completamente illustrate. Edizione numerata e limitatissima; il ns. esemplare e senza numero. Gora al piatto anteriore.

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        To Have and Have Not

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

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        Of Mice and Men

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937 First edition, first printing. A fine copy, bound in the publisher's tan cloth, with slight wear to the spine head, otherwise sturdy and unfaded spine, internally very clean; in the publisher's original unclipped dust jacket, with slight wear to the spine tail and the corners, some light wear and minor chipping to the spine head, mild toning to the spine, small tear and slight loss to the top right corner of the front panel, slight tear to the bottom edge of the front panel. Overall, a very attractive copy. Based on Steinbeck's own experiences as a ranch hand in California, "Of Mice and Men" tells the sad story of two displaced migrant workers and the hardships they face as a result of the Great Depression. In response to its controversial social commentaries, "Of Mice and Men" has historically been subject to censorship and remains on the American Library Association's list of "Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Present Indicative

      garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.,, 1937. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine gilt on black ground, initials to upper board in blind, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Housed in a red board slipcase. Portrait frontispiece. Spine tanned, a few small spots to cloth, particularly in the joints, endpapers toned. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 301 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Paris 1937 - 93pp in Yiddish+ 32 plates some in colour. SPECIAL LUXURY EDITION (Luxusausgabe) of 100 numbered copies ( entire edition of 450 copies) bound in fulll vellum with gilt decoration on front cover. This edition has coulour plates which were not included in the regular edition. Hebrew inscription of a famous art dealer on fly-leaf (name, Tel- Aviv 1965 ) Some insignificant outside markings. A very good and clean copy of this RARE BIBLIOPHILE ITEM - SHIPPING WORLDWIDE INCLUDED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: M.POLLAK ANTIQUARIAT Est.1899, ABA, ILAB]
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        The Years.

      Harcourt, New York 1937 - 435pp., thick 8vo, rebound in full blue morocco; gilt-decorated and lettered spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. N.Y: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1937). First American edition. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Great Contemporaries

      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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        Think and Grow Rich

      The Ralston Society, 1937-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Meriden, CT: Ralston Society, 1937: First Edition, First Printing, with matching dates of 1937 on the title and copyright page, and no further printings listed on the copyright page. In original maroon cloth binding with gold stamping. In Good condition, with some signs of use and age. Boards show wear and light scratches, with a few dings and rubbed corners. Spine ends frayed. Gilt is lightly rubbed and worn. Front and rear hinges exposed, leaving the binding slightly shaken. Previous owner name on front paste down,and a red blemish to the front free end paper. The pages are lightly age toned, and occasionally show light evidence of erased pencil markings. A nice copy overall. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Auca del noi català, antifeixista i humà. Vida del niño altruista catalán antifascista.

      Edició del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona 1937 - (Josep Obiols): Auca del noi català, antifeixista i humà. Vida del niño altruista catalán antifascista. [Barcelona], Edició del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937. [38]p. sin numerar. Dibuixos de Josep Obiols a color. Texto en catalán, inglés, francés y castellano. Cartoné editorial ilustrado con pequeñas pérdidas el lomo.Primera edición. Muy raro. Muy buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Book on Hackles for Fly Dressing. With an Introduction by W. Keith Rollo

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: Privately printed, [n.d. ca. 1937]. One of approximately 40 copies. 4to. Portrait frontispiece and 4 photographic illustrations, together with 11 card mounts containing 164 sample hackles. Text in blue morocco gilt, hackles in 11 captioned mounts, in original blue morocco folding box. Circular angling bookplate of F.W. Sims. Hampton's Angling Bibliography p. 32 . Complete with the full set of 11 card mounts containing the 164 hackles described in the text, all in the original full leather folding box. A superior copy of a rare work

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        The Story Of Ferdinand

      THE VIKING PRESS, NEW YORK 1937 - Illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket creased to edges and spine sunned. Head and tail of dust jacket chipped and the head crudely repaired with tape. Fading to edges. Dust jacket in Mylar protector. Tan cloth spine over pink decorated boards. Illustrated end papers. Black and white illustrations. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: 6TH PRINTING UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Foundations for Mathematical Logic

      [Washington: Mathematical Association of America], 1937. First edition, the rare offprint issue, of the paper in which Quine first presented his axiom system for set theory (now usually known as &#145;NF&#146;). NF is intended to address the &#145;crisis of foundations&#146; that mathematicians have attempted to resolve since the early 20th century. This &#145;crisis&#146; refers to the paradoxes which affect &#145;naive&#146; set theory, the best known of which is &#145;Russell&#146;s paradox&#146;: if S is the set of all sets that are not members of themselves, is S a member of itself? If it is, it isn&#146;t, and if it isn&#146;t, it is. & &#147;Although [Quine] is best known to a wider public for his philosophical writings, his most enduring and most concrete legacy for the next 50 years may well turn out to be his most mathematical: he gave us NF&#148; (Forster, p. 838)<br/><br/>& & The first attempt to resolve Russell&#146;s and other similar paradoxes was made by Russell himself (1908) in his theory of types. In this theory, every set is assigned a type (a positive whole number); the bottom type is a type of atoms and sets of type n+1 are sets of things of type n. Every variable of the theory is constrained to range over one level only. This means that Russell&#146;s paradox cannot even be formulated within type theory. However, the theory was found to have many drawbacks, as it prevented not only the formulation of the troublesome paradoxes, but also other apparently sensible statements. In addition, it necessarily introduces infinite multiplicities: for example, there has to be one empty set of each possible type, as well as a set of natural numbers of each type, etc. <br/><br/>& & NF is similar to Russell&#146;s theory in that it involves types, but rather than assign a type to each set once and for all, it assigns a type to each variable in a given formula. If a variable x in a given formula is assigned type n, and if &#145;x e y&#146; appears in the formula, then y must be assigned type n+1. In addition, if &#145;x = y&#146; appears in the formula, then x and y must have the same type. A formula is &#145;stratified&#146; if there is an assignment of types to variables in the formula that meets these constraints. The axioms of NF are now simply stated: extensionality, together with a scheme that says that the extension of a stratified formula is a stratified formula. NF avoids the paradoxes of naive set theory because the formulas necessary to formulate the paradoxes are not stratified (for example, a set cannot be a member of itself because x e x is obviously not a stratified formula). But it also avoids the multiplicities and other difficulties inherent in Russell&#146;s type theory. <br/><br/>& & The approach taken in ZF is to restrict what objects can be called sets, rather than to impose restrictions on how sets are defined, as is done in NF. In ZF the empty set is a set, and any collection of sets is a set (and there are no other sets). ZF appears to resolve Russell&#146;s paradox because the &#145;set&#146; of all sets that are not members of themselves is not in fact a set. Although ZF appears to be able to accommodate the whole of mathematics, many mathematicians believe ZF fails to capture the informal concept of a set: in ZF there is no universal set (&#145;the set of all sets&#146;), and the universe of sets is not closed under the elementary operations of the algebra of sets. NF is less restrictive: for example, in NF there is a universal set (&#145;the set of all sets&#146;). On the other hand, it was proved by Specker that the Axiom of Choice is false in NF, which some mathematicians believe restricts its usefulness for mathematics. The debate NF vs. ZF is ongoing. <br/><br/>& & T. Forster, &#147;Sixty years of NF.&#148; The American Mathematical Monthly 104, no. 9 (November 1997), pp. 838-845.& 8vo (255 x 182 mm), offprint from: American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 44 (1937), pp. 70-80, a fine copy in the original grey printed wrappers.

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        Spanish Testament

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. With an Introduction by The Duchess of Atholl. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Ends and corners lightly rubbed, spine lettering somewhat dulled, edges a little spotted but internally clean; a very good copy indeed, in the spine-tanned mildly dust-soiled and lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression, of author and journalist Arthur Koestler&#39;s first published book, his personal narrative of his adventures as a journalist in the Spanish Civil War. Victor Gollancz&#39;s characteristically striking jacket (which is rare) advertises "his experiences as the News Chronicle correspondent: & how he was present at the fall of Malaga: his arrest: weeks in prison under sentence of death.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Biggles Air Commodore [2]

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First edition 1937. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original grey cloth covers and top edge, navy lettering and biplane to spine, four seaplanes to upper panel. 8vo 1.9 thick x 7½" x 5½" 255 pp. Colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. Light foxing to the page edges and in Very Good condition, slight age tanning down the spine, colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The Crime Wave at Blandings

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board in dark green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Light spotting to edges of text block, a few very lightly rubbed spots at the extremities. An excellent, fresh copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. A lovely copy. There was no UK equivalent of this collection, though the title story was also published in the UK in the same year in a different collection entitled Lord Emsworth and Others.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Soviet communism : A new civilisation / by Sidney and Beatrice Webb: Postscript added to the second edition together with authenticated translation of complete text of the New Constitution of 1936 Mrs. Anna Louise Strong and summary of its contents by S. and B. Webb, rearranged as a new declaration of the rights of man

      Privately printed by the authors for issue to purchasers of the first edition, 1937. 1st Edition thought to be 1937. Description: 1 vol. (continuous paging) ; 22 cm. Subjects: (Russia (1923- U.S.S.R) Constitution -- Communism -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936 -- Administrative and political divisions -- Social conditions. Fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Signed to Prof. T. H. Marshall by both of the authors.

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        THE TRIAL. Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir.

      Victor Gollancz Ltd. london. 1937 - FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). A fine, clean copy finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A Fine copy of this important and powerful book. Originally published in German, as Der Prozess, in 1925. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster-ABA.]
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        Salute to Yesterday

      New York, Random House, 1937. 1st Edition. Description: 5 p. L. , 3-365 p. 21 cm. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by the author. Stated first printing. Near fine copy in the original paper-laeled cloth-backed marble boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Souvenirs Fantastiques et nouveaux souvenirs

      Au Verseau c 1937, Lausanne - Inscribed by the author on the half-title. First Edition, no date (1937). French text. Hardcover, shiny blue covers, silver title. 142 pp., plus index. Very Good, no dust jacket. Spine sunned and rubbed, with minor loss to the blue paper; rubbing and light sunning to the boards. Fine, bright, clean contents. Strong binding. 3 line inscription by the author, in French, dated 1944 in New York City. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Case of the Lame Canary (First Edition, inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / With best from the boss / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes&#39; biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner&#39;s early assistants.& & Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Dampstain along the fore-edges of the boards (and conversely, along the flap folds of the jacket at the verso) and top right corner of the text block. Jacket has two chips, one at the crown and one at the bottom rear panel, neither affecting any titling. Despite noted flaws, a bright copy.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Star Maker (First Edition)

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1937. FIRST EDITION, first printing. This is the rare original trade paperback issued in the same year as the hard cover. This book is much rarer than the hardcover in dust jacket ($4000 - $12000). Front cover is worn with splitting at the front cover and spine, no previous owner&#39;s names, not exlibrary. pp.[i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xii 1-339 [340: the printer&#39;s imprint]. Overall in FAIR condition only. Still a very desirable and a rarely seen first edition. Photos available upon request. Star Maker is an influential science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, written in 1937. Star Maker is a cornerstone work of science fiction. Stapledon undertakes the immense task of describing the entire history of life in the universe. It dwarfs in scale even his 1930 book Last and First Men, which is a history of the human species over two billion years. It tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator, and it succeeds in evoking a sense of the sheer scale and complexity of the cosmos. The narrator starts with a concern at the clash of ideas on Earth and finds analogies to both communism and fascism among the aliens he visits. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations. Some of the elements and themes briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms. It has long been considered to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback.

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      1937. Very Good. PERELMAN, S.J. STRICTLY FROM HUNGER. New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. Some of the stories collected here were previously published in The New Yorker, College Humor, Life, Judge, and Contact. 8vo., orange cloth with horizontal green strip lettered in gilt. Bookseller&#39;s stamp to ffep. Some light overall exterior soil, especially at top-edge of bookblock. Small spot of sticker residue to lower ffep. Bookplate removal residue along the gutter of the rear pastedown. Clean and fresh text. A very good copy, scarce in an edgeworn and crown-chipped dust jacket that has been tape-reinforced to the rear of the panels.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A Trojan Ending

      Deyá, Majorca: The Seizin Press, and London: Constable & Company Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in black, top edge dyed orange. With the illustrated dust jacket. With an index of principle characters, and a colour folding map at the rear. Mild partial tanning to endpapers; a superb copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket only very lightly rubbed. First edition, first impression, of the first novel by poet Laura Riding, an atmospheric tale of Troy, with Cressida (or Chaucer&#39;s "Crisseyde") as its central heroine. Riding was living with Robert Graves in Deia, Majorca, until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, and they founded and ran the Seizin Press together. Scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Out of Africa

      Putnam, London 1937 - First Edition ("First Published November 1937" on the copyright page), preceding all other English-language editions, including the more common American first printing of 1938, of Dinesen's best-loved work, published under her pseudonym. Original coarsely woven, claret-colored cloth, the spine lettered in gilt. 8vo: x, 416pp. A Fine, bright copy, apparently unread, the binding tight and square, the spine gilt brilliant, the pages spotless. Just superb. Blixen?s second book, part novel, but mostly memoir of her 19 years in Africa?"I had a farm . . . at the foot of the Ngong Hills." The Oscar-winning film (1985), starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, was based more on Judith Thurman?s biography of Blixen than the book, in which Blixen's romance with Denys Finch-Hatton is mentioned only obliquely. Out of Africa is unusual as the work of a colonial writer in placing Africans, rather than white settlers, in the foreground, along with descriptions of the glorious landscape. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Great Contemporaries

      Putnam?s, NY, 1937, 1st American printing. - Bound in smooth navy cloth, blocked in red and silver. Churchill writes biographic essays on 21 of the Great and The Good ( and the bad- as Hitler is here). 299 pages, indexed, photo plate of each subject. Book is very crisp, seems unread, covers unmarked, spine strong and bright, page edges even and free of spots, top edges a good unfaded red. No names or markings. Dustjacket is clipped, top edge reinforced on back with old tape, and stains show in a few spots. Spine has good unfaded colour, small chips at ends. (A43ab.1). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsches Verwaltungsrecht

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP. Collectible - Very Good. Small Quarto. Cloth Hardcover, 1937. First Edition. xxiii, 516 pp. Dustjacket has shallow chips and creases to edges, closed tears along rear joint. Bound in original brown cloth. Light marginal toning througout textblock. Binding solid. Tome functions well. Classic legal text of Administrative Law under the Nazi Third Reich. Uncommon with jacket. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Their Eyes Were Watching God : a Novel

      J.B. Lippincott Co. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Cloth Hardcover, 1937. First Edition. 286 pp. Literary classic from this Harlem Renaissance writer. No dustjacket. Ex-library; no institutional markings to exterior. Institutional treatments occur only to endpapers. Bound in original orange cloth with black lettering. Cover shows moderate bumps and soiling, a couple short tears in cloth. Textblock is square and upright. Pages clean. Binding is bit shaken, but sound. Tome handles well. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Kawakami&#39;s Riidoru Ehon / Ridoru Ehon (1937); Ei-Wa taiyaku eiri - Kawakami-shi ridoru ehon

      Tokyo: Hangaso. 1937. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First printing, 1937. Small 8vo (19cm; approx. 6.5 x 5 inches), Cloth- backed paper-covered boards with woodblock illustrations on covers which are pale green. Unpaginated: 4 preliminary woodcut pages in b/w, showing portrait frontispiece of the author, title page, sub-title page, table of contents, followed by 16 "lessons" of phrases in English and Japanese with facing woodcut plates in black and white, some very funny ("Our house is overrun with rats"), followed by 5pp of publisher&#39;s information, etc., with wood-cut illustrations. Very RARE with OCLC recording only 1 copy, at Princeton, although we located another copy at the University of Hawaii; see call number NE1325.K34 A4 1937. Sumio Kawakami (1895-1972) has the following biographical details recorded at artlino. com: "Sumio Kawakami -- born in Yokohama -- was a teacher for English and a self-taught sosaku hanga artist. He was a modest man and considered himself an amateur printmaker. Today Kawakami prints are to be found in important museum collections. And a complete museum is devoted exclusively to his woodblocks. Kawakami never attended any of the official art schools. However as a child and adolescent he was a frequent guest in the art studio of Goda Kiyoshi (1862-1938), a printmaker who was experienced both in Western and in traditional Japanese printmaking. At the age of twenty- two, Sumio went to the US and Canada for two years. On his return, he became an English teacher in a public School of Tochigi Prefecture. The printmaking activities of Kawakami started after his return from North America. He became a member of several sosaku hanga associations and exhibited with these groups regularly. The artist created single sheet prints and 33 limited edition books - mostly self-carved and self- printed.& His style is sometimes ironical and humorous. Many print subjects deal with the impact of foreigners on the Japanese culture. Thus he continued the yokohama-e traditon - in a different and more critical, but never aggressive style. In 1945, during the last year of the second world war, the artist and his wife were evacuated to Hokkaido, where they stayed until 1949. In 1949 he was awarded a prize by the Tochigi Prefecture for his cultural merits. In the 1960s Sumio Kawakami finally gained late recognition. In 1974 and 1975 several large retrospective exhibitions were held in his memorial. Today the Kawakami Sumio Print Museum, located in central Kanuma of Tochigi Prefecture, displays solely the works of Kawakami Sumio." CONDITION is fine, usual tanning to paper. . catalog10/12

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        To Have and Have Not

      New York: Scribner, 1937. First. hardcover. fine. 262pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full crimson morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1937. First edition. A fine copy.

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

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

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        The Happy Return

      London: Michael Joseph, Ltd., 1937 First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title page. A near fine copy, with a slight hint of wear to the spine head and tail, minor toning to the spine, light spotting to the page edges, otherwise bright and clean; in an unclipped dust jacket, with minor wear and chipping to the spine tail and the bottom corners, small losses to the spine head and top edges, partial publisher&#39;s wrap-around band, light spotting to the front panel and spine, minor toning to the spine, slight smudging to the rear panel. Scarce in jacket. The Happy Return, published in the United States as Beat to Quarters is the first of the author&#39;s novels to feature the protagonist Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Forester came up with this character after reading serialized stories about the Napoleonic Wars in turn of the 19th century issues of The Naval Chronicle while traveling by boat from North America to Central America. The Happy Return and the two subsequent novels were published from 1937-1939, and the three stood alone as a trilogy for almost a decade. The later novels were written after World War II, and the influence of the archetypal patriotic, heroic military figure of post-war America is evident in his writing. Many of these later texts were originally published serially in Saturday Evening Post under the title "Hornblower of the Indies." They serve as prequels and sequels to the original trilogy, which is situated thematically in the middle of the larger saga.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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      1937. Good. RANSOME, Arthur. WE DIDN&#39;T MEAN TO GO TO SEA. London: Jonathan Cape (1937). First edition. 351 pp. 8vo., dark green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Map endpapers have a faint ouch of foxing - else the book is very clean internally. A few small spots to fore-edge, not affecting text. In a good dust jacket, spine darkened, with a 1/2 inch chip to top of spine above title, and a few small closed tears to rear panel. Jacket is lightly age-toned at edges. The Swallows adrift - a wonderful children&#39;s adventure at sea.

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        Untitled [Original Linocut Print]

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

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