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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.: .by 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 - 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. 1 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALFRED THE GREAT. Signed

      London: Michael Joseph, 1937 First Edition of poet Ralph Gustafson's second book, Inscribed by him on the front free endpaper. "For Mamie - affectionately Ralph, 1937." Additionally, with an extraordinary 1pp. TLS laid-in, dated March 9, 1990, in part, explaining the dedication, the scarcity of the book itself - most copies having been destroyed in the London Blitz and his thoughts for writing the play. "Alfred the great was a result of my interest in Alfred as a figure who stemmed the tide of the invading Danes as Churchill & the Battle Of Britain stemmed the Nazi invasion. I used Alfred as a contemporary symbol of opposition to Fascism even though I, of course, when I wrote the play, I did not know of the 1940's. In the way of youth who dream, I thought Nicholas Medtner might use Alfred as a libretto for an opera!" A very good or better copy in red cloth, silver titles to the spine in a bright, fresh excellent dustwrapper with one thumbnail chip at the heel of the spine. Very nice indeed. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Portrait photograph of world champion boxer Henry Armstrong

      New York, july 15, 1937. (ARMSTRONG, HENRY) 14. x 11 inches. Half-length, seated. Gelatin silver print. Fine. With atelier stamp in rear and pencilled notes recording the name of the subject, date, and identification number of the print("XLM K 20") . Superb image of the man known as Henry Armstrong, whose real name was Henry Jackson, who is still the only fighter to ever hold world championships in three divisions (featherweight, lightweight and welterweight) simultaneously. 1937, the year Van Vechten's photo was taken, was the year of Armstrong's incredible achievment of winning 27 fights in a row. The Mississippi native moved to St. Louis when he was four. He later lived in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, where, after a prolific amateur career, he turned professional because he failed to qualify for the 1932 Olympic squad!

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        STAR MAKER

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd.,. [1937]. original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in red.. Light offsetting to front and rear free endpapers, some rubbing to. cloth of rear cover, a very good to nearly fine copy in a very good. dust jacket showing shelf wear to corners and edges, closed tears to. lower front panel at flap fold, upper front panel at spine fold,. minor loss to corners and spine ends. This dust jacket, priced "3s.. 6d. net" on front flap, was prepared for copies of the second issue. (1938) but this one is even later (perhaps 1941) with cancel price. sticker reading "4'- NET Including Extra War Costs." No version of. this later dust jacket was located by Satty & Smith. (#136709). First edition, first impression, later issue. The author's fourth novel, often regarded as Stapledon's greatest work, and one of the very few truly seminal modern SF novels. "... mind-boggling imaginative tour de force ..." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2150-55. "... a tremendously exciting exposition of Stapledon's philosophy, which extends his thought to its logical conclusion." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-60. "A magnificent work by any standards; the most important speculative work of the period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-121. "LAST AND FIRST MEN is just slightly an atheist's tract, based largely on nineteenth-century thought, and in particular on Winwood Reade's MARTYRDOM OF MAN. In STAR MAKER, the atheism has become a faith in itself, so that it inevitably approaches higher religion, which is bodied forth on a genuinely new twentieth-century perception of cosmology. It therefore marks a great step forward in Stapledon's art, the thought unfolding with little sense of strain through chapter after chapter. It is magnificent. It is almost unbearable ... LAST AND FIRST MEN and STAR MAKER soar far beyond the accepted limits of science fiction ... Stapledon is the great classical example, the cold pitch of perfection as he turns scientific concepts into vast ontological epic prose poems, the ultimate SF writer." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, p. 198. Stapledon's "influence, both direct and indirect, on the development of many concepts which now permeate genre SF is probably second only to that of H. G. Wells." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), pp. 1151-3. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-101 and (1987) 2- 112. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1514. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 722. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 72. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 153. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 205. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 215. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 209-12. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 185. Reginald 13562. Satty and Smith A7.1.1.1.

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        Les nouvelles révélations de l'être *

      Denoël, Paris 28.7.1937. - Broché 14 x 10, couverture imprimée en noir et rouge. Menus défauts. Ouvrage peu commun, publié à petit nombre sans nom d'auteur, prolongé par un bien mystérieux tapuscrit qui, hormis les spécificités physiques suivantes, en est le clone:- couverture muette de carton gris léger, intérieur glacé blanc (faut être givré pour aller ainsi dans le détail) au format de 25 x 18- 11 feuillets pliés de 4 pages dactylographiés en noir et rouge- nom de l'auteur à la mine de plomb au titre (A.Arthaud)- quelques coquilles repérées au crayon grisA noter que, jusqu'au nom de l'imprimeur et à la date de l'édition publiée tout le reste y est au poil près, à la différence typographique encore que les textes en italiques du livre imprimé sont en rouge dans le tapuscrit.Nous n'avons pas trouvé trace de cette pièce énigmatique et, une fois n'est pas coutume, devons nous avouer vaincu.Exemplaire du tirage d'édition joint, dont nous tenons également actuellement un volume isolé à disposition sur demande - Malgré l'absence de mention au collophon, il en existerait un tirage de tête numéroté, restreint à 50 vergé jaune (Vente André Breton, Livres I - 45. CalmelsCohen, Paris 2003) Image visible sur site céleste. Édition originale, après 50 vergé jaune.

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        Notre terre et ses gens *

      Guilde du Livre, Lausanne 10.12.1937. - En feuilles 25 x 19, sous portefeuille à plats de sapin reliés par deux languettes de cuir, fermoir, pièce de titre contrecollée. Bel exemplaire de luxe, dans son écrin rustique ma foi plutôt sympathique, quoi qu'il soit peut-être mieux accordé aux dessins de Géa qu'au propos de Cingria. Pris sur le tirage total, il n'en aurait été réalisé qu'un nombre restreint, selon les dire de l'éditeur lui-même. Quant aux trente exemplaires d'animateurs sur papier dessin, nous devons avouer n'en avoir jamais ni vu ni entendu parler. Sur les aspects multiples et méconnus de la question des tirages de tête de la Guilde, voir notre petit essai du catalogue hors hors série "Soie dans le ciel".En frontispice du nôtre figure un petit dessin original des plus curieux, sorte de petit lutin (il en existerait certains soir de lune verte dans nos vignes.) dont le chapeau pointu sert d'assise à une fille nue.Exemplaires ordinaires sur demande. Édition originale. Parmi 3'000 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa L'un des quelques-uns sous reliure bois, outre 30 hors commerce sur papier dessin.

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        Tigers of the Sea

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Paralleles Un suicide

      Guy Lévis Mano 1937 - Belle édition unique et en très bon état. Dessin de Lucien Coutaud, Exemplaire N°19 sur les 25 tirés sur papier Normandy Vellum. Exemplaire de qualité. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Verve *

      Imprimerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1.12.1937. - Broché 36 x 27, couverture illustrée d'une gouache tricolore découpée de Matisse, recouvrant les deux plats. Exemplaire de toute fraîcheur, complet de son bulletin d'abonnement. Le numéro inaugural de cette célèbre revue, fondée par Tériade après qu'il ait quitté Skira et son Minotaure.Les textes sont imprimés sur un honnête papier vergé qui a bien vieilli; les reproductions, de l'héliogravure en noir à la couleur, en passant par les procédés typographiques via la lithographie, font appel aux meilleurs artisans de l'époque, Draeger et Mourlot, pour ne citer qu'eux.Les écrivains sollicités sont également choisis avec soin; Gide, Bataille, Huyghe, Heine, Caillois, Dos Passos, Garcia Lorca, Malraux, Michaux, Vollard, Matisse,.Sans à priori d'exclusivité au modernisme, l'iconographie et les sujets oscillent des temps anciens jusqu'à l'actualité d'alors, entre art, littérature et histoire.Une part non négligeable de l'iconographie est l'oeuvre de grands photographes de l'époque, ici Brassaï, Man Ray, Blumenfeld, ,.Un carton d'invitation à une expo de Maillol (Galerie Louis Carré, décembre 1941), s'est égaré dans les pages consacrées à un copieux reportage photographique sur cet artiste.

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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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        Continual Dew

      London: John Murray,, 1937. A Little Book of Bourgeois Verse. Octavo. Original black morocco-grain cloth, titles and clasp design to upper board gilt, blue endpapers, all edges gilt. With the dust jacket. Boards lightly rubbed with a little dampstain to the edges. A very good copy in the somewhat rubbed, tanned, and dulled jacket with a small chip from the tail of the spine panel. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Inscribed for Ronald Church by John Betjeman, Christmas 1960".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Rich Get Rich

      London: Bodley Head,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained green. With the dust jacket. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, some light spotting to text rather heavier on the fore edge, otherwise a particularly nice copy in the nicked dust jacket missing a sliver at the top edge and with minute toning to the spine. First edition, first impression. Better known under her later pseudonym Anna Kavan, Helen Ferguson published her first six pre-war novels (of which this is the last) under her married name, ironically in view of her portrait of her husband as a man who persistently rapes his wife and whose favourite pastime is bludgeoning rats to death with a tennis racquet. Ferguson - a talented artist and long-term heroin addict - is one of English Modernism's great and almost lost jewels, ranked by her admirer Anaïs Nin as "an equal to Kafka".

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        Portrait photograph of Thomas Wolfe

      New York april 7 1937 New York, april 7, 1937. (WOLFE, THOMAS) Variant of the portrait taken at the same session and published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35.1 x 25.6 cm. (approx. 14 x 11 inches). Bust portrait. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Docketed on verso by Van Vechten, giving the name of the sitter, the date of the session, and the negative/print reference ("XXIII K:9")

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        CAMILLE

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. A few small adhesive remnants on pastedowns from tape removal. Some soiling to spine. Near Fine in a Very Good 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. Copy #1297 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist in pencil.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack. For 1937

      John Wisden, London 1937 - Original publisher's hardback. With original yellow end papers. Binding is very tight and bright. Gilt lettering to upper board is bright. Lettering to spine is faded. A lovely copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Case of The Seven of Calvary

      New York: Simon & Schuster, 1937. Very Good in the publisher&#39;s full black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt (still brilliant) and the front board is stamped in blind. Deep red topstain and beige endpapers. 312pps. (For purposes of presentation, a beautiful facsimile dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has been added to this item.) There is a bit of wear at the tips and the spine-ends including a 1/8" nick in the cloth at the heel of the spine. Also, there is a small bump at the fore-edge of five or six pages. Internally, there is a previous owner&#39;s gift inscription and name-stamp near the top of the ffep. Otherwise clean and bright with a sound and square binding. SIGNED by the author -- without further inscription -- on the ffep. A nice copy of this Inner Sanctum Mystery -- scarce signed. The author&#39;s first novel and a high-spot in the mystery genre.<br><br><b><font color=#003366> "We pass this book along to innumerable readers who, we believe, are going to find it as brilliant and baffling as we did. Some of the ingredients are: (1) A cast of characters in which the author has marked those who are not guilty. (2) A chapter-before-the-last in which the author sums up his case, restates the essential clues, and gives the actual page numbers on which they appear. (3) The symbol of The Seven of Calvary, left at the scene of each murder, that leads to a dead end every time. (4) A scholar who solves the murders without leaving the quiet of his library. The first death takes place on the campus of a large American university. There is, seemingly, no motive for it. There is no clue of any kind except the rough drawing of The Seven of Calvary left near the body. And from this very lack of motive, this apparently patternless murder, Dr. Ashwin gets the first intimation of the pieces of the puzzle -- an intimation that crystallizes with the second murder into a perfect whole. Mr. Boucher presents his puzzle with skill; he salts it with a lusty sense of humor; he has a lot of fun with his characters. In short, we hope you enjoy it." -- Inner Sanctum Mysteries.</b></font><br><br> Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you&#39;ve incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos, comprehensive, can be emailed upon request.. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Collected Works

      London: Chatto & Windus,, 1937. Poetry, Prose, Letters and Some Drawings. Edited by Gordon Bottomley & Denys Harding. With a Foreword by Siegfried Sassoon. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine gilt, red top-stain. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece and 7 plates. Light marks to top of boards, partial fading to spine, and a red mark to fore-edge. An excellent copy, internally fresh, in the tanned and chipped jacket. First edition, first impression. The jacket is extremely uncommon. "Rosenberg&#39;s poems from the front show him to have absorbed the great tradition of English pastoral poetry, but his tone is different: more impersonal, informal, ironic, and lacking the indignation characteristic of the work of Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. In such poems as &#39;Break of Day in the Trenches&#39;, &#39;Returning we Hear the Larks&#39;, and his masterpiece, &#39;Dead Man&#39;s Dump&#39;, Rosenberg succeeded in his intention of writing &#39;Simple poetry &#151; that is where an interesting complexity of thought is kept in tone and right value to the dominating idea so that it is understandable and still ungraspable&#39;. Rosenberg was killed on the Western Front near Fampoux, north-east of Arras, on 1 April 1918 and buried in an unmarked grave. His remains were discovered eight years later and reinterred under a headstone in the Bailleul Road east cemetery in Flanders" (ODNB).

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        Fables *

      A. Gonin, Lausanne 1937. - En feuilles 35 x 27 sous double étui bordé, chemise demi parchemin titré or ange, couverture café imprimée rempliée, dos muet. Légère décharge de la couverture sur gardes. L'un des 115 exemplaires numérotés et signés par le peintre sur papier Gaspard Maillol. Édition complètes des Fables dans cette édition soignée au tirage unique, les pierres étant détruites après tirage, ymagées de petites compositions in texte, délicatement ciselées à la Maillol, et de plus amples hors texte, les meilleures n'étant pas nécessairement celles que l'on pourrait croire.

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        Uncharted Seas

      London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., , [1937]. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt, pictorial endpapers. With the dust jacket. Ownership signatures to the front pastedown and half title page, spine a little dull but an excellent copy in the rubbed and little frayed dust jacket missing some small pieces at the spine. First edition, first impression.

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        The Negro in American Fiction (Bronze Booklet Number 6)

      Washington, D.C.: The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1937. First Edition. 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. & & 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.

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        Thieves Like Us (First Edition)

      New York: Stokes, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Basis for the 1949 film noir "They Live By Night," directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Farley Granger and Cathy O&#39;Donnell. Remade in 1974 as "Thieves Like Us" by director Robert Altman, starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall. & & Slight spine lean, and light bumping and rubbing to the extremities, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, professionally restored example of the rare dust jacket. & & Hanna, Mirror for the Nation 69.

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        To the Memory of Edward Thomas

      The Pear Tree Press. Hardcover. red linen covered boards gilt embossed device to front cover buff coloured dust jacket 32 pp Number 66 of 250 printed . . Very Good. 1937.

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        Tristan *

      J. Berque & Ph. Gonin, Paris 1937. - En feuilles 35 x 27, couverture imprimée rempliée de papier Gaspard Maillol teinté sable, dos muet et discret titre gris-sépia perdu dans le désert du premier plat, double emboîtage en demi parchemin bordé titré au dos de la chemise. L'un des 150 exemplaires numérotés et signés par l'auteur sur Maillol cuve (les 10 premiers annonçés avec une suite d'états des eaux-fortes), outre 30 hors commerce, enrichis d'éléments divers, sur Chine ou même papier Bel exemplaire de cette version renouvelée des amours de Tristan & Iseult, scientifiquement poétique selon le bavard collophon du début, qui nous renseigne sur l'histoire de cette publication. Jean Berque en fut la cheville ouvrière puisqu'il semble en avoir financé l'édition, "exécutée aux dépens de l'artiste" (aidé par quelques amis bibliophiles), et qu'il en tira lui-même les gravures. L'ouvrage, dédié à Edmée Maus, fut commencé en avril 1936 et achevé 13 mois plus tard. Philippe Gonin, à qui l'on attribue généralement la paternité de façon erronée n' en imprima que les pages, en deux couleurs avec des notes en marges, et ne figure ici en tant que co-éditeur uniquement par strict soucis de repère bibliographique.Notre volume s'en prolonge d'un second, dont le corpus iconographique tout à fait exceptionnel, est présenté sous un étui de même facture que celui du livre, avec:- 17 aquarelles et/ou 9 monotypes originaux signés pour les 21 compositions du livre, hormis la douzième, remplacée par une oeuvre inédite (vision macro du cavalier de la planche 5, page 35), le tout présenté sous un feuillet de collophon inédit- 1 suite en des 21 eaux-fortes- 6 planches d'essai couleurs, toutes signées sauf une, certaines en "bon à tirer"Détail de cet ensemble plutôt éblouissant sur demande tout à fait ordinaire. Image visible sur site céleste.

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        Original Book Illustration Art

      This east coast book artist illustrated and often also wrote a wide array of children&#39;s books from the 1930s into the 1960s -- including "Wilderness Pet," "Wiggly and Giggly the Little Twin Bears," "Whitetail: King of the Forest," "The Three Puppies," "The Small One," "The Nutcracker of Nuremberg," "The Bluebird," "The Night Before Christmas," "The Enchantment of Santa Claus," "The Christ Child," "Pussy Cat Talks to Her Kittens," "Polly Parrot," "Piccolino," "Is There a Santa Claus" as well as some "Dick and Jane Basic Readers." Offered here is the near complete original illustration art for Smock&#39;s 1937 children&#39;s book "Jocko," written by Dorothy Winchell and published by Albert Whitman & Co. of Chicago. Represented here is almost the entire book, from front cover art through closing "The End" image -- lacking only 3-4 pages. Most are in the form of ca. 10" X 15" heavy stock art boards, most with the text blocks, pagination and other typeset elements stripped in. All are beautifully inked in black and shaded in pale blue. There is a smaller form full-color title page and half-title page and sixth text page, these with the text portions entirely hand lettered. Very good. Stripped-in text blocks are usually slightly discolored from the rubber cement with which they were affixed; occasional light soiling and bit of occasional edgewear. Many original tissue overlays are present, and these are generally heavily chipped and sometimes partial given their delicate nature, though many contain pencilled coloring instructions, etc. Overall quite attractive and quite displayable. Jocko the monkey is a fictional character seen in 19th century texts such as the 1875 short story "Jocko the Monkey" by Fanny P. Seaverns. The Steiff company issued a monkey stuffed animal named Jocko in the late 19th century, and various other Jocko the Monkey products have appeared over the years, from cookie jars to posters. There were a series of silent short films about Jocko in the 1920s, etc. -- all interesting predecessors to Hans and Margret Rey&#39;s "Curious George," which debuted in France in 1939. It&#39;s the charming tale of "a bright little monkey" named Jocko and his owner, an organ grinder named Rollo. Through no fault of his own, Jocko gets lost and causes accidents and chaos all about him. He ends up the center of attention at a circus parade. Jocko is asked to join, but luckily Rollo finds him at the last moment and they are happily reunited. A delightful collection from the height of this illustrator&#39;s fame. Most unusual to find the nearly complete artwork from an entire book of this period.

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        THE PUZZLE OF THE BLUE BANDERILLA

      Garden City: Published for The Crime Club Inc. by Doubleday Doran & Company Inc. Garden City: Published for The Crime Club, Inc. by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,. 1937. cloth.. A near fine copy in very good plus dust jacket with light shelf wear. to spine ends, tiny v-chip at lower front spine fold, and a little. soiling to spine panel. Uncommon in jacket. (#84527). First edition. A Hildegarde Withers mystery.

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        Villon et Verlaine *

      A.A.M. Stols A l'Enseigne de l'Alcyon, Maestricht 31.10.1937. - En feuilles 33 x 25, couverture rempliée imprimée en noir & rouge. Belle édition typographique bicolore, avec de grandes lettrines en bleu ou rouge dessinées par l'éditeur et bonnes marges, dans un format royal. Édition originale. L'un des 25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande van Gelder, après 10 Japon mais avant 500 vergé antique.

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        Encounter in April

      The Riverside Press And Houghton & Mifflin, Boston, 1937. 1st Edition. Illustrated with a tissue-protected frontis. Signed, inscribed and dated by the author to Phoebe and Harold Staples. Author&#39;s first book. Uncommon; signed copies are rare 8vo. Near fine copy in the original publisher&#39;s cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust dulled, corners a trifle bumped. Remains overall particularly well preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Dalail Al-Hairat

      Near East: Manuscript 117 leaves with front and back leaves illuminated with rich color symmetrical designs, rest of text inside ruled red and blue lines with five accent images dividing text with a beautiful Moroccan script. The work is regarded as the first major book in Islamic history which compiled litanies of peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad. Among some Sunni religious orders, most notably the Shadhili-Jazuli order, its recitation is a daily practice; in others, however, it is a purely daily practice. The work begins with the ninety nine names of God and then the collection of over one hundred names of the Prophet. Its greatest popularity is in the Levant, Turkey, the Caucasus and South Asia though now it has spread to Europe, India and Indonesia. Manuscript copies such as this one were attempts to create an ideal symmetry and were pocket book size as this one so they could be carried easily so that devotion could be taken at moments throughout the day. Copies meticulously by hand such copies as this one began to be copied in the late 18th century until printed copies began to reach the masses in the Islamic world. This copy eventually came into the position of a California family and was later given in Los Angeles in 1937 Daisy Benani to a Mr. D&#39;Orr as a gift. We should note that most surviving copies had fewer than 110 leaves so this is one of finest to appear in recent years. A near fine copy with the original symmetrical case that is in tact with the spine only in need of repair..

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        We Didn&#39;t Mean to Go to Sea [Swallows and Amazons Number Seven]

      London: Jonathan Cape Limited, 1937. First Edition, [First Printing] . Hardcover. ______ Condition Summary: (Very Good/Very Good) A tidy copy, in a generally tidy dust jacket. ______ All notable faults: Book has minor lean of the spine and moderate foxing on the prelims and top edges. Dust jacket has chipping, up to 10 mm (3/8 of an inch) deep on the corners, a few very short closed tears, minor surface dirt and two tears, up to 25 mm (7/8 of an inch) long at the head and foot of the spine. ______ Dust jacket conservation: Chips and tears have been stabilised with Archibond 9gsm Archival Tissue [fully reversible] . 15880. <b> Bibliographical Details: </b> First Edition, [First Printing] [5 specific points have been used to verify the edition of this book and are available on request. [Hammond A31 and Cowen, page 83]] .

      [Bookseller: Kirkland Books Ltd]
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        Northwest Passage

      First Edition by Doubleday Doran, New York: 1937. 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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books]
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        The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (Signed First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / From the boss (oh yeah?) / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes&#39; biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner&#39;s early assistants.& & Very Good plus in a Good dust jacket. 1-3/4 inch loss to the top portion of the jacket spine, else Very Good a couple of droplet stains on the rear panel and light rubbing overall. A presentable copy of the tenth Perry Mason mystery, and a great association.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Animals Of The Bible

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A charming First Edition in Nearly Fine condition in the scarce, chipped dust-jacket with few tears and tape repair to the backside of the jacket. Second state with "Lathrop" correctly spelled on the of spine of book and dust-jacket with $2.00 publication price present, illustrated end-papers with prancing dear in front and back ; Helen Fish wrote the introduction and selected passages from the King James version of the Bible which accompany the beautiful drawings of Dorothy Pulis Lathrop. Winner of the first Caldecott Medal for best illustrated children&#39;s book in 1938. An important book in children&#39;s picture book history .

      [Bookseller: Books Tell You Why]
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        Notice dated 18 October 1862 at Cairo (Illinois) and signed as Acting Rear Admiral, Commanding Mississippi Squadron, providing instructions to Steamboats plying the Mississippi during the war. The notice reads: ÒGun Boats will leave Cairo three times a week at least, and also leave Memphis for Cairo in the safe way. All Masters of Steamers can have protection up and down river by applying to the Commanding Officer at Memphis, Cairo & Helena. The convoys will hoist a white flag with blue cross, and fire a gun three hours before starting. Any Masters of Steamboats who wish to load with cotton on the way up will be protected by the convoy vessel while doing so by giving notice in time of before sailing to the Naval Officer in Command of the convoy.Ó

      . .: ., .. .. . .. . Cf. Admiral Porter in the DAB; cf. R. S. West, Jr., The Second Admiral (1937). David Dixon Porter was the son of Commodore David Porter. His long and distinguished career was brightest during the Civil war -- he was the only naval commander of the war to receive the thanks of his government three times [DAB]. Following the war, he was Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy where his tenure was epoch-making. He was the second naval officer to be appointed to the rank of Rear Admiral, Farragut being the first. Very good.

      [Bookseller: J & J Hanrahan]
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        The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather

      Houghton Mifflin, 1937. Leather. Good. The Autograph Edition of the Novels and Stories of Willa Cather. This set contains 12 of the 13 volumes of The Novels and Stories of Willa Cather, Autograph Edition, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1937-1941). LIMITED to 970 copies, this is number 411. Volume 11, "Lucy Gayheart & My Mortal Enemy" is missing. The first volume in the set, O Pioneers, was signed by Willa Cather upon publication. Please Note: While researching this set I discovered that a cream/tan linen cloth spine was the original binding so I contacted an expert in the field of book collecting: "It would appear that your set has been re-bound, probably to match an existing private library&#39;s bindings." 3/4 Calf leather is the binding now used for this set. This set is in great overall condition. The pages and bindings are very good, some volummes appear never to have been read. The coverboards and spines have minor wear and scuffing. Volumes 1 and 8 have above average scuffing to the tops of the spines.

      [Bookseller: StanFamBooks]
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        GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND].

      Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co) [1937]., Haag: - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush, member ABAA]
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        The Red Box (Original aritst&#39;s mockup for the book advertisement)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937. Original publisher&#39;s mockup for advertisement of the fourth Nero Wolfe novel by Rex Stout, "The Red Box." The mockup utilizes a silkscreen print of artist-designer Winfred Earl Lefferts&#39; jacket art against white board with a tiny "Printed in the USA" logo at the bottom left. Wolfe is portrayed in silhouette (as was the tradition on the first few jacket designs), a mug of frothing beer to his right, with a red box lying amidst the great man&#39;s orchids.& & 8.5 x 11 inches. Archivally and attractively double-matted, in a beautiful wooden frame treated in gray. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Tigers of the Sea

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        THE HOOVER POLICIES

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Mild browning to the gutters. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. INSCRIBED and SIGNED "To James B. Griffiths/With the Kind Regards/of Herbert Hoover." An uncommon title to find SIGNED.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Bily akt

      Ceske Budejovice: Edice Gemini 1937 - Large octavo 18.5 x 12 cm., wrappers, 20pp., printed on hand-made paper in an edition of 200. Book design, typography and three illustrations by Bartuska in the sixth of the Edice Gemini series. Exquisite bibliophile production for the poems of Ru&#158;ená &#142;i&#158;ková. A fine copy. Worldcat finds this in 5 North American libraries [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books]
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        MYSTICAL SEVEN:WESLEYAN U.1837-1937

      PRIVATELY ISSUED,, 1937. LTD. Good/No-None. #19/200, Red And Black Volume, Slight Dirt, 77 Pages . Topic, Subject and Category Keywords: FRATERNITY UNIVERSITY .

      [Bookseller: Eyes of the Owl - www.Usedbooks.TK]
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        NORTHWEST PASSAGE (SIGNED FIRST EDITION)

      New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc, 1937. First edition. Fine/Very Good +. Number 1020 of the SIGNED, first edition in two volumes. Both books Fine in Very Good + dust jackets with spines toned, scratched and spotted, but complete and otherwise clean and fresh. Both volumes housed in the Very Good publisher&#39;s slipcase, with some rubbing, bumps and stains, but completely intact. One of the author&#39;s most popular historical novels and the basis for the critically acclaimed 1940 film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Young. Additional images available upon request. Fine in Very Good +. dust jacket.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Mustersammlung Orientalischer Teppiche (Oriental Rug Pattern Collection)

      Vienna: Bruno Eberl. Good; 5.25 x 8 box Portfolio with splitting hinges housing a paperback . text and 146 loose cards. Text and cards in Very Good condition.. 1937. Portfolio. Illustrated by 20 color and 126 black and white; GWO 293. Cards depict Oriental rugs from most weaving areas. Uncommon.; 6; 354 pp. .

      [Bookseller: RugBooks.com]
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        ADDRESSES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE OCCASION OF HIS VISIT TO SOUTH AMERICA NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 1936

      Washington: USGPO, 1937. Full black leather with blue and gold seal laid on front cover. Gilt inner doublures. Blue watered silk endpapers, silk mounted on cardboard and attached to inside cover, with leather borders. Free endpaper has the silk on one side. Lacks the silk from the rear endpaper. In English and Spanish. 75 copies printed, probably far fewer bound in leather. The presentation leaf and the limitation leaf are both either disbound or were always just laid in. The presentation leaf has a narrow band of tan along both vertical edges. The printed presentation reads: "To His Excellency Rafael Trujillo Molina/President of the Dominican Republic/Cuidad Trujillo, Dominican Republic" and is signed by Frankin D. Roosevelt. Very good, ony flaw found is the missing silk from the rear endpaper (just cardboard now, with the leather borders). In very good black leather pull-apart slipcase with marbled paper laid on, with five raised bands and gilt lettering on "spine." Slipcase is lightly worn, with short split on one edge. Beautiful signature. Acquired from a senior executive of the USGPO.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 13.5 By 11 Inches.

      [Bookseller: Warren Berry]
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        Unflinching A Diary of Tragic Adventure

      NF. This copy signed by C.S.H. Christian on the front ffe.& Dew B Roberts, (Introduction and Conclusion)& & London: John Murray, 1937. First UK Edition. Sm8vo, [vii], (3),156pp. Front piece of Edgar Christian, one full-page map, 8 photographic illustrations; Appendix: Report of Inspector Trundle, RCMP. PublisherÕs textured light blue cloth with bright gilt lettering on cover and spine. A Near Fine with scarce un-clipped Dust Jacket in Good complete condition. ÑArctic Bibliography 3146& & The classic adventure diary account of Edgar Christian, nineteen year old explorer in 1926 with Jack Hornby in the Canadian Northwest. This diary was found two years after his death in the Barren Grounds. This is a gripping story of innocence, idealism, and courage. An excellent copy of an important and scarce book Ð also a very good and unforgettable read.&

      [Bookseller: Chet Ross Rare Books]
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        Great Contemporaries

      London, Thornton Butterworth Ltd.,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles gilt to spine and upper board in the dust jacket. 21 plates. Contemporary gift inscription to the front pastedown, free endpapers differentially browned, otherwise very good; dust jacket somewhat spotted, price-clipped, and chipped and rubbed at the spine, but largely complete and still attractive. First edition, first impression. Series of essays on "Great Men of our age", which includes T. E. Lawrence, Trotsky and Hitler, "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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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