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        STORIELLA AS SHE IS SYUNG. A SECTION OF "WORK IN PROGRESS

      London: Corvinus Press, 1937. FIRST EDITION. COPY #115 OF 176 COPIES. Hardcover. 324 x 264 mm (12 3/4 x 10 3/8"). [26] leaves (first five and last three blank). FIRST EDITION. COPY #115 OF 176 COPIES. Original orange flexible vellum, gilt titling on front cover, publisher's dove device in gilt on rear cover, flat spine with vertical titling. In the original (slightly faded and worn) gray-green slipcase. OPENING WITH ILLUMINATED INITIAL "A" BY LUCIA JOYCE, the author's daughter, in silver, teal, pink, blue, and yellow. Marginal commentary printed in red and black. Slocum & Cahoon A-46. Widely scattered tiny gray dots in paper (apparently an impurity of no significance and noted in most other copies in the marketplace), otherwise a very fine copy with no signs of use, the binding especially fresh, clean, and bright. A publication with direct ties to Joyce's daughter and indirect ties to T. E. Lawrence, this excerpt from what became "Finnegan's Wake" is a handsomely produced edition that aesthetically outshines all other installments from "Work in Progress." Attractively printed in Centaur type on Arnold handmade paper, this is a typically well-made product of the Corvinus Press, named for a 15th century ruler of Hungary and founded in 1936 by young Viscount Carlow (1907-44). Operating until his death, the press issued 58 books of significant literary and typographical interest. A collector of private press books before he began producing them, Carlow got into printing because of his close friendship with T. E. Lawrence (he was at Lawrence's bedside when he died). As a person involved with Lawrence's literary estate, Carlow had access to unpublished material, and making it available to the public in an aesthetically pleasing form served as his motive in founding the press. A year after Carlow died in an airplane crash while on his way to Yugoslavia for a diplomatic mission, Viscount Kemsley purchased the Corvinus press and used it for the Dropmore Press he was creating. Corvinus Press books are not commonly seen, partly because some copies of their publications were destroyed before distribution in a warehouse fire kindled by a World War II bombing, and partly because they were published in very small press runs. The pretty initial "A" that opens the work has a heartbreaking backstory. Joyce's daughter Lucia (1907-82) was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her early twenties and was permanently institutionalized by 1935. She had desperately tried, and failed, to become a dancer, and Joyce was determined to find a new artistic outlet for her, believing it would be therapeutic. He hit upon the painting of ornamental capitals like this one, and even went so far as to give publishers the money to pay her for her work.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        THIS IS MY STORY ( signed )

      New York : Harper & Brothers, 1937 Book. Illus. by Unknowen . Fine. Hard Cover Cloth / Dust Jacket. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st. Edition , 1st. Printing 1937, Light blue cloth hardcover black facsimile signature on the front board and in the dust jacket , 365 page book with some black & white photo illustrations . This book is also signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the first blank page , also embossed on the lower corner of the page" Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Campobello Island Canada". A very rare edition and signed by the Author and embossed stamp from Roosevelt's personal Library. Condition : Fine , clean binding sharp corners , very light foxing at the front and back inside hinges ( see image ). Dust jacket is fine with very light edge rubs , now in a clear removable mylar cover. ( see image ). .

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        THIS IS MY STORY

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1937. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper, bright but with some edgewear. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page and INSCRIBED "To their Majesties/The King & Queen of Greece/With good wishes/Eleanor Roosevelt." Most likely the recipients are Paul and his wife Frederika of Hanover. Paul succeeded to the throne in 1947, on the death of his childless elder brother, King George II, during the Greek Civil War. Needless to say, books inscribed by the First Lady to royalty are rare.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Trial and Error

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Slight rubbing to corners, spotting to edges and the margins of some early and late leaves; overall a very good copy in the mildly soiled jacket with chips, tears and some loss to ends of spine panel. First edition, first printing. One of the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone books. The printed dedication is to P. G. Wodehouse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS)

      Atlanta, GA, 12 November 1937. Letter. Normal creases from mailing, otherwise Fine. Fine single-spaced one-page letter of @250 words on Mitchell's stationery to Herschel Brickell, a noted book reviewer from Mississippi who served on the New York Herald Tribune book section and who, at the time of this correspondence, was a reviewer for the New York Evening Post. Mitchell begins by stating that the day is going to be one of those days "when all hell busts loose" and that she is very interested in "the literary row about Hemingway." Mitchell then moves on to GONE WITH THE WIND, both the book and the movie which was under development at the time of the letter. Specifically she mentions the character of Belle Watling, the prostitute who had a longstanding relationship with Rhett Butler: "I have heard no more from Katharine Brown, and so, I do not know what they decided to do about Belle's accent. My modest and old fashioned family have become accustomed to anything in the last year and a half and, like the Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland,' get up every morning ready to believe six impossible things before breakfast. Even Father was convulsed at the idea of someone telephoning from New York to discover how the madam of a Confederate bordello talked." SIGNED "Margaret" in pencil by Mitchell. All of the letters to Brickell that we have seen were signed by Mitchell either as "Margaret" or as "M," an indication of the personal relationship she had with him. Not in Richard Harwell's MARGARET MITCHELL'S "GONE WITH THE WIND" LETTERS 1936-1949, though many others to Brickell are.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Jamaica Jaunt or the Rover Boys and How They Conquered Old Demon Rum

      N.p: Privately Printed, 1937. Front board reattached; a very good copy in gilt-tooled leather boards (internally fine).. Limited Edition. Number 4 of 4 numbered copies of this handmade book of a 1930s trip undertaken by four well-heeled couples from Chicago to New York, Havana, Jamaica, Bermuda, Chicago and back again. With sixty original captioned photographs, most taken in Jamaica, six original drawings, and a hand-drawn map.

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        The Red Pony

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers 1937, 1st Limited Edition. () Very good. Quarto. Original publisher's cloth boards in original, but tattered, glassine dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket perished with chips missing. Spine of book a faded. In original brown paper slipcase with title and limitation number. Slipcase rubbed with paper missing from top of spine. Fore and lower edge of textblock uncut. Small bookseller's label to front free endpaper. Printed on handmade paper, internally clean and tight. Signed by Steinbeck in the colophon. Number 229 of 699 numbered copies. An attractively printed signed limited edition of the American great John Steinbeck's novella, the Red Pony. A scare Steinbeck publication, uncommon in original glassine, even in this condition..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        ENSEMBLES MOBILIERS 1937-1960. 18 volumes

       "Published between 1937 and 1960, the 18 portfolios furniture sets are an irreplaceable testimony on creating decorative French Art Deco post. Created by Charles Moreau, they held the chronic annual trends and innovations presented at the Salon primarily decorators and the Ideal Home Exhibition. complete this reissue shows the extraordinary vitality of French designers of the period. rediscovers there traditionalist of Art Deco Ruhlmann, Groult and Follot, minimalist creations Chareau, Le Corbusier, Perriand, Herbst and Mallet-Stevens, neo-classicism Arbus, Du Plantier and Poillerat.There is also the fantasies of Royère, elegant Dupré-Lafon, Drouet, and Pascaud, the series production, often from art workshops for department stores, Matégot, Guiguichon or survivors of Art Deco Leleu, Dominica, Adnet, Jallot and their followers, Pre, Rinck, Raphael and Old. " 

      [Bookseller: La Rara]
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        Despair

      London, John Long, Limited,, 1937. Translated from the Russian by the author. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. Housed in a blue silk drop down box with a blue morocco title label to the backstrip gilt. Endpapers somewhat browned, spine a little dull, slightly delicate at the top and with a touch of rub to the lettering. Very nice. First English Edition, First Impression. The second of Long's publications of Nabokov and every bit as uncommon as the first. Few exist in jacket and copies as nice as this are very scarce. The translation was done by the polyglot author himself and is the first substantial publication by him in his adoptive language.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE COMPLETE HORNBLOWER NOVELS. The Happy Return (1937); A Ship of the Line (1938); Flying Colours (1938); The Commodore (1945); Lord Hornblower (1946); Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950); Lieutenant Hornblower (1952); Hornblower and the Atropos (1953); Horn

      Michael Joseph Ltd. London.,1937-62. FIRST EDITIONS. Ten volumes.8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). A fine set of true 1st editions, 1st impressions. Finely bound in recent full black morocco. Spines with raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of this classic series.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on Mises personal stationery

      Geneva:, 1937. Fine. A FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY LUDWIG von MISES. The letter is on his personal stationery with his name "Prof. Dr. Ludwig v. Mises" printed in raised letters at the left head of the sheet. He writes to an unnamed colleague who he addresses as "Very Honored Doctor". He is responding to a letter from the writer (not present) who is at the University of Salzburg in which he asks Mises about the possibility of lecturing in Geneva in 1937/8. Mises replies that he has discussed this with Professor Rappard [William Rappard Professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva] and "unfortunately the program of lectures is already completely fixed for 1937/8"... He hopes that they may be able to get together during a forthcoming holiday Mises has planned in the Salzburg region. An elegantly written, legible letter in German by this twentieth century economic icon. Letters of Ludwig von Mises are quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Years

      London: The Hogarth Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of Woolf's most accomplished works, the last novel Woolf published in her lifetime. London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine in a very clean, attractive dust jacket with a few spots to spine and a few internal, unobtrusive tape repairs. Overall an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Tobacco : Its History Illustrated by the books, manuscripts and engravings in the library of George Arents, Jr. together with an introductory essay a glossary and bibliographic notes by Brooks

      New York, The Rosenbach Company 1937 - 1969 15 vols . First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First Editions New York 1937-1969. 15 vol. including 10 supplements in original parts, number 222 of 300 sets, frontispieces, illustrations, vol.1-5 original cloth, gilt roan label on spines (a little rubbed), supplements original wrappers (slightly faded), overall in excellent condition. Scarce complete. 4to, New York, 1937-69.

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        The Years

      Leonard and Virginia Woolf, London., 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Mild partial browning to the endpapers but a particularly nice copy in the very lightly spotted dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Camille: La Dame Aux Camelias Translated from the French with an Introduction by Edmund Grosse

      London: Curwen Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1937. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Publisher's full cream/white buckram cloth with a single gilt decoration on cover. In slipcase. Illustrated with 12 colored water plates by Marie Laurentis, limited to 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Translated from French with an Introduction by Edmund Grosse. . Spine mildly soiled, cover lightly marked, former owner's name written on ffep. Slip case has light watermarks and soiled, but sturdy, else very good. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Watercolors. 4to 11" - 13" tall. (xi), 214 pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        CAMILLE

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Light soiling to the covers. Near Fine in a complete but broken slipcase. Marie Laurencin. Quarto (8-3/8" x 11") bound in full white linen with a gilt decoration on the front board and lettering on the spine. Designed, printed, and bound by Oliver Simon at the Curwen Press. Translated, with an introduction, by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated with 12 watercolors by Marie Laurencin printed in process collotype. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist in pencil on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND]

      Haag:: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co). [1937]. First Dutch edition. A translation of Margaret Mitchell's classic GONE WITH THE WIND in three volumes: "Vuur Over Land [Land on Fire)"; "Als Een Vlam in de Storm [Like a Flame in a Storm]"; "Het Zaad Ontikiemt [The Seed Sprouts]." Translated by W. J. A. Roldanus Jr. Illustrated by renowned artist Anton Pieck with over 25 paintings and drawings. Each frontispieces matches the respective dust jacket illustration. Tan boards over green cloth stamped with red and black on spine; intricate emblem on front board in red and gilt. Volume one's dust jacket has a thin closed tear down the left edge of the spine and Volume two's has a tear along the bottom of the spine. All three have some minor damp staining to the base of the spine with only volume two's extending to some of the back pages. Otherwise in very good condition in heavy paper dust jackets with duplicates of color frontis pictures attached to front covers. As best we can determine the set is scarce but the original jackets are much scarcer, perhaps rare.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

      Thornton Butterworth Ltd. London. 1937. Second Impression, printed September 1937, the same month as the First. 8v0, (8.6 x 6.8 inches). Inscribed by Churchill in black ink on the front free endpaper. The recipients name has been erased from the page but the rest " from Winston S. Churchill, December 1937" is clear. The book was not officially published until 4th October 1937, but in a letter to Eddie Marsh, Churchill's Private Secretary and trusted Advisor, Churchill noted that by 11th October 1937 the publishers were already planning a third edition as the second edition was nearly sold out. On the front paste-down endpaper is a previous owners name "V****** S****. W.R.N.S. B.S" and a stamp reading "Officers Mess. Not to be Taken away". A clean and tidy copy in the Publishers original blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Cloth a little rubbed and bumped and just a hint of fading to the spine but overall a very copy of this interesting work from Churchill, writing on many famous, and infamous, people of the day including Hitler, George Bernard Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia, Leon Trotsky and King George V. Illustrated with portraits of all 21 subjects. 2000 copies printed. Cohen - A105.1.e.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Years

      London, Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Housed in a quarter burgundy morocco slipcase. Contents a little browned, cloth somewhat dull but a very good copy in the creased and tanned dust jacket. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "Saxon from Virginia". Cambridge Apostle Saxon Sydney-Turner (1880–1962) was a classics scholar at Cambridge contemporaneous with Bell, Strachey, Leonard, and Thoby Stephen. His presence at Thoby's inaugural "Thursday Evening" in 1905 marked him as one of the first members of the Bloomsbury Group, and he was also a part of the Stephens' 1909 expeditionary force at the Wagner festival at Beyreuth. Woolf was a close friend, and included him in her farcical preface to Orlando, praising his "wide and peculiar erudition."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE YEARS

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1937. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. An Unusually Fine Copy of a Major Novel. 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 2 p.l., 469 pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's light green cloth and printed dust jacket. Kirkpatrick A22a. Very faint uniform darkening to the jacket spine, otherwise AN ESPECIALLY FINE COPY IN A VERY FINE JACKET, virtually fautless inside and out. A major work in the Virginia Woolf canon, and the first novel by her to appear after "The Waves" of 1931, "The Years" is somewhat less experimental in style, making it one of the author's most readable works. It chronicles the lives of a group of siblings, beginning with their childhood in the 1880s and continuing for half a century. One sister becomes a brilliant society hostess, another turns suffragette; one brother becomes a scholar, another a soldier. The resemblance to the author's own large family of siblings is hardly coincidental, so that much of the work reflects the responses of Woolf and her family to rapidly changing times. Reviewing the work when it was first published, Peter Monro Jack in the "New York Times" wrote, "This is . . . lyricism in the form of a novel, with flying buttresses to sustain its airy and often absent-minded inspirations. There is the minimum of substructure. But there is everywhere, on one lovely page after another, . . . writing which reveals a kind of feeling that is more illuminating than a dozen well-made and documented novels. Mrs. Woolf has made, or unmade, her novel in the form of a poem or a piece of music." The dust jacket issued with this volume is even more difficult than usual to find in fine condition, as it is here, because its spine almost always turns rather quickly to an unpleasant brown.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Years

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1937 First edition. Jade green cloth in the original Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Fine book in an exceptionally fine dust jacket, bright and clean without any fading, toning or tears. An absolutely spectacular copy, as this jacket is notoriously fragile and prone to toning. The Years was Woolf’s last published novel. Kirkpatrick A22a, Woolmer 423.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        THE NONESUCH DICKENS. [THE WORKS]

      London and New York: The Nonesuch Press, 1937. ONE OF 877 SETS. Hardcover. With the Usual Accompanying Steel Plate,But Arguably the Most Desirable One Possible. 260 x 165 mm (10 1/4 x 6 1/2"). 25 volumes (23 text volumes, a prospectus volume, and a volume containing an original engraved steel plate). ONE OF 877 SETS. Publisher's original buckram in various colors, flat spines with black leather label, fore and tail edges untrimmed, top edges gilt on the rough. WITH 796 ILLUSTRATIONS, as called for, reprinted from original wood or steel engraved blocks (some illustrations from lost or destroyed original blocks replaced with images printed from blocks reproduced photographically from first edition plates), some of the plates from the "Christmas Books" in color. WITH AN ORIGINAL STEEL PLATE OF THE ENGRAVED TITLE PAGE OF "THE PICKWICK PAPERS" as well as its accompanying proof print and authentication letter housed in a buckram solander case (that constitutes the 25th volume and matches the others in design). Dreyfus 108. Four volumes with a narrow band of discoloration along fore edge of boards, apparently from moisture, with resultant signs of mildew (edges of pastedowns and tips of flyleaves also affected), two other volumes with slight discoloration or soiling, but the bindings otherwise in remarkably fine condition, virtually unworn, and with almost no other soiling and with virtually none of the fading that almost invariably afflicts the spines of this edition. Occasional offsetting from engravings, otherwise fine internally, with no signs of use. Despite its condition issues, this is a very desirable set of the Nonesuch Dickens, generally considered to be the best edition of the 20th century in terms of textual accuracy, design, and quality of production, and perhaps the best edition ever printed. In producing this monumental collected Dickens, the Nonesuch Press (about which, see next item) held to strict guidelines to reproduce faithfully the work of such an important, prolific author. With the exception of a few unavoidable instances, the text of each book is based on "The Charles Dickens Editions," the last edition to be revised personally by the author. As stated in the prospectus, "In Dickens, the style is the man; the type must be neutral, lest it alter the accents of the man. Dickens lived in the Darkest Age of printing, and the improvement of these last few years in type design and the modern technique of casting and impression have never yet been used to do him honor." Our set stands out because it comes with the very desirable steel plate of the engraved title page from "The Pickwick Papers," Dickens' most celebrated novel, and the work that made him famous. (The plate is in the first state, with "Veller," rather than "Weller" on the doorway sign, probably the most well-known issue point in Dickens' works.) The condition of a half dozen of the volumes is less than ideal, but the set provides ample compensation for this with the very agreeable appearance on the shelf of the lustrous and unworn spines and with the presence of the special engraved plate, which surely is among the most coveted images available from this publication.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Atto di Fede, Parva Favilla, Gran Fiamma Seconda

      Economic Printing Service of New York 1937. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. First and only edition 1937. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR "Il dinamico Pretide della Provincia: Sr. Ar. Alberto di Marzo offre con integro spirito fascisti devotemente Scilla de Glauco, A. XVII E. F." Text in English and Italian, complete with all b&w plates and illustrations by Lydia Seccia and photographic plates. Original decorated cream cloth with a few marks. Folio. A very scarce copy of a pro-Fascist expression of solidarity from the Italian community of New York. Probably unique with the author's inscription.

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        The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

      London: Cassell. [1937], 1937. First Colonial Edition. 8vo. 57pp. A near fine copy in black cloth, titled in purple to spine. One slight split to very head of spine, otherwise fine. In a near fine dustwrapper, bright and crisp with minor edgewear to extremities. Internaly clean and bright. An exceptional copy of a scarce title.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Essays in The Theory of Employment, together with Introduction to the Theory of Employment

      London, Macmillan and Co. 1937, 1937. 2 vols. First Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's bright red cloth, light bumping to spine ends. In near fine wrappers, price clipping to volume 2, slight sunning to spine panel. A scholarly application of Keynes' theories to a number of different questions. Published in the same series as his General Theory, which is in fact advertised on the spine panel; a most important work from Britain's leading female economist of the twentieth century . Joan Violet Robinson FBA [1903-1983] was a post-Keynesian economist who was well known for her knowledge of monetary economics and wide-ranging contributions to economic theory. A member of the Cambridge School of economics, Robinson assisted with the support and exposition of Keynes' General Theory, writing especially on its employment implications in 1936 and 1937 (it attempted to explain employment dynamics in the midst of the Great Depression).

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        MAIN STREET

      Chicago:: Limited Editions Club,. 1937. First edition thus, one of 1500 copies. Special introduction by the author; color drawings and SIGNED by Grant Wood; designed by William A. Kittredge; printed and bound by The Lakeside Press; set in monotype Caslon on Arak paper; flexible binding of full gray linen, printed in tan and blue. Fine in worn (as usual) original glassine and slipcase which is worn on edges and starting to split; and has a worn and stained spine label.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        LA LÉGENDE D' ULENSPIEGEL. ( numéroté)

      Anvers, De Sikkel, 1937.** . Masereel, Frans. Relié, plein-toile, plats orné d' estampe doré et de titre doré, dos orné de titre doré, 19,5x25,5cm, 369pp+390pp, illustré n/b. Bois de Frans Masereel. N° 217de 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Steinbach de Malmédy.

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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Illustrated by the Author

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1937., 1937. First edition, first impression. 8vo. With thirteen illustrations and two end-paper maps. Fine. Recent dark green full morocco, all edges gilt. Internally very clean. A handsome copy of a scarce book in a very attractive Chelsea Bindery full leather binding. Hammond A3

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Metamorphosis

      The Parton Press, 1937. First Edition (first English-language printing). One of the greatest novellas in modern literature, the story of a man transformed into a giant insect. Various interpretations have been attached to the tale -- most of them relating to the loneliness of isolation. Translated from the German by A. L. Lloyd -- preceding any other translations by years. Near Fine hardcover as issued lacking the very scace plain celophane jacket -- just a tiny bit of fading to the blue spine with incidental rubbing at the head and foot. One small nick midway down the spine. From the Larry Owens collection. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA]
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        Nero And Other Poems

      Lakeport, Cal.: Futile Press, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine condition. Signed by the author. One of approximately 200 copies. Bound in publisher's original quarter cloth and paper boards. Minor wear at corners, otherwise fine. Signed by Author

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        Rich Get Rich

      London: John Lane / The Bodley Head, 1937. Gilt lettered bright green cloth in green decorative dust jacket. Her sixth and last novel as Helen Ferguson, the author then changed her name to Anna Kavan as she is most well known as today. A wonderful copy that has a surface splash stain on front panel. Some foxing to front edge but other than these faults this is an absolutely brilliant copy in a virtually FLAWLESS dust jacket. Green topstain like new. Rare and desirable.. 1st Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Fine. 8vo.

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        Ulysses

      London: John Lane, The Bodley Head,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, Homeric Bow to upper board and titles to spine gilt, green topstian. With the dust jacket. Very slight fading to spine, topstain a little dulled, partial toning and light spotting to endpapers. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed and slightly spine-faded jacket with a mark to front panel. First UK trade edition, first impression. A landmark printing which followed Lane's 1936 limited edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les démons gardiens

      - Aux dépens des amis de l’artiste, Paris, 1937. In/4 en feuilles sous chemise et étui cartonnés, eaux fortes de Chas Laborde, 119 p. Exemplaire numéroté sur Vélin de Vidalon.Monod 7544.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Schþnheit im Olympischen Kampf

      Berlin: Deutschen Verlag, [1937]. (OLYMPICS) First edition. 4to. Gravure plates. Text in German, French, English, Italian and Spanish. Orange cloth gilt, with discreet previous owner's inscription in German on "Olympic Rings" page, else Fine. In very good plus photographically illustrated dust jacket, with light shelf wear and spine ends and joints re-enforced on verso. Roth 101, pp. 96-7; Auer, p. 255; Parr/Badger I, p.151 ("a lavish photobook") . Riefenstahl's magnificent photographic chronicle of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, including a photograph of Jessie Owens taking off for his world-record jump (p. 100). At the end is a section on the photographer and her team at work. A fascinating production, issued in conjunction with her film, Olympia

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        BEOWULF. THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS. Sir Israel Golancz Memorial Lecture. British Academy 1936

      Humphrey Milford. London. 1937. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10.3 x 6.6 inches). 56pp including final blank. In the publishers grey paper wrappers, printed in black. Previous owners neat name and address, in Oxford, written on the top of the title page. This owner is shown as being a student at St. Anne's College, Oxford from 1938. Internally a clean and fresh copy. The wrappers have been expertly repaired to both hinges. Most of the plain paper spine is missing and both covers have been re-attached using transparent archive tape to make new inner hinges. The wrappers have some chipping to the edges, which are larger than the text pages. The front panel has some browning to the top and left hand side. Overall an acceptable copy of this scarce and fragile booklet. Only 500 copies were printed. Published on July 1st, 1937. Hammond A2.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Birds of America

      The Macmillan Company, 1937. First Thus. Large Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First thus. Lacks jacket. An exceptional copy - corners crisp, binding square, interior excellent. 1937 Large Hardcover. 500 pp. Numerous beautifully designed color plates. 12.2 x 9.1. "John James Audubon (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, hunter, and painter. He painted, cataloged, and described the birds of North America in a form far superior to what had gone before. In his outsize personality and achievements, he seemed to represent the new American nation of the United States." - Wikipedia

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        The Crowning Year And Other Poems

      Dorset, Loyd Haberley, 1937. First Edition. Quarter leather, with spine lettered in gilt, and patterned boards. Written, printed, and bound by Loyd Haberly, with an original woodcut on the title page. One of 150 numbered copies, this one includes a sweet presentation signed by the author on the front fly leaf. A charming book printed in Paradiso type designed by Graily Hewitt, giving the book a calligraphic feel. Further enhanced by printing titles in red, text in black, and enlarged initials beginning each poem in green. Fine condition. Previous owner's name on back of front free endpaper.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        L'Enfer des voluptés

      Collection de L'Eglantine 1937 In-8 broché. Frontispice en deux couleurs sur feuillet volant et complet des 8 hors-texte au lavis de Sadie-Mazo sur papier couché. Edition originale, 13,5 x 21,5 cm. 169 pp. Jean Vergerie est un "fou littéraire" de la meilleure espèce, auteur des romans érotiques les plus sadiques des années 30. Assez mal écrit, son roman s'acharne surtout à décrire les multiples tourments de ses pauvres personnages, torturés par des dominatrices en cuir, d'une cruauté inouïe. S'identifiant même à un synonyme de l'adverbe "curellement", il invente dans son avant-propos le terme de "jeanvergeriquement"! Priska, une vamp poldave, asservit un exportateur fortuné, Raphaël Fewal, puis sa tante de Raphaël et ses deux enfants. L'imagination de Vergerie vagabonde : lavement à l'eau chaude, crucifixion, pal, viol au godemiché, fer à friser sodomisateur, tenailles à seins. En Poldavie, elle éduque des enfants volés qu'elle revend à d'autres sadiques. Le récit flirte avec le grand-guignol: appareillage d'aiguilles électriques, huile bouillante, suspensions, rinçage à l'acide, pal tournoyant, chaise aiguillonnée. Un personnage cite les précédents romans de Vergerie : « Un livre épatant, Férocités sensuelles ; c'est une véritable pétarade de viols, de supplices effrayants, de lavements, de fesses cinglées. (...) Tortures et Lubricités, Le Couvent des Tortures, Goules et Wampires, La Clinique des Cauchemars... Rien de plus sadique n'a jamais été écrit. » Dans une salle des supplices trône une Vierge d'acier pourvu de deux sexes métalliques... Plaisir et souffrance réunis en un seul mécanisme issu de l'esprit tourmenté de Jean Vergerie. Une curiosité littéraire ou psychiatrique ! Très bon état, dos un peu strié. Le frontispice, très rarement conservée dans les exemplaires, est présent, contrecollée sur un papier renforcé Bon couverture souple Edition originale

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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.

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        The Ace of Knaves

      Hodder and Stoughton London 1937 - First Edition. Rare English edition of this Saint mystery novel. Charteris's character served as the basis for the popular television show starring Roger Moore. Very Good to Near Fine, slightest fade to spine in Very Good plus dustjacket, top spine end with two tiny closed tears and wrinkling between tears. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Down Wind. Pintail Drake."

      New York: Published by The Derrydale Press 1937 New York: Published by The Derrydale Press, 1937. No. 1 of 250 copies. Plate size measures 19-1/2 x 15-1/2 inches including engraved title. Hand-colored aquatint engraving, signed in pencil "Roland Clark" at lower right. Fine condition. Framed. Siegel, pp.194-195; Ordeman, The Derrydale Prints (2005), pp. 37-48, 104. Provenance: Eugene V. Connett, III; his son, Eugene V. Connett IV . A splendid image of a drake pintail scudding ahead of a blow high over a marsh-lined bay. "The Alarm "and "Down Wind" were the first full-color prints made of Clark's work, printed from copper plates on fine imported hand made paper, with each impression individually colored by hand. An excellent example of the artist's spirited work, and American print making at its finest. Roland Clark (1874-1957) was known primarily as a etcher of wildfowl, but he also worked in watercolors and oils. His works are some of the most sought-after in the field of American sporting art. Between 1931 and 1938 he wrote and illustrated three Derrydale Press books: "Stray Shots", "Gunner's Dawn", and a collection of his graphics, "Roland Clark's Etchings" With the finest possible provenance: the publisher's own copy

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        Six Plates from: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937 - 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 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)

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        And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street

      The Vanguard Press, New York 1937 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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