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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.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Cascades de Sourires. Au Japon, pays des sacrificis Héroïques

      Edition Victor Attiger, Paris 1937 - Lomo restaurado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vilallibres]
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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' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner'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's names, not exlibrary. pp.[i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xii 1-339 [340: the printer'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'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'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'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'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's Sons, 1937. First edition. A fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Fotografický obzor. Collection of photo supplements

      A. Majital; Svaz Ceskoslovenskych klubu fotografu amateru Prague: A. Majital; Svaz Ceskoslovenských klubu fotografu amatéru, , 1930-1937. Very Good/A compact and probably unique illustrated survey of these glory years of Czech photography. While professional Czech photographers between the wars made their livings from portraits and souvenir books, the amateurs pushed the limits of photography as an art. The greatest of these, Sudek andRuzicka, exhibited with the "Amateur Photography Club," and published their work in the Rozhledy Fotografa Amatera and its successor, Fotographicky obzor.. 2 volumes, 27 cm. Title page (from 1930 issue), and 630 gravure reproductions of photographs that appeared as an 8-page supplement to each monthly issue of Fotographicky Obzor for the years 1930-1937, collected and specially bound in two quarto volumes. Pagination, where present, is not consecutive because signatures from different numbers have been interleaved for binding purposes. Bound in half cloth over decorated paper boards. A bit thumbed, but very good overall.

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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'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'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'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's adventure at sea.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        The Red Pony

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 81pp. Quarto [26 cm] Beige cloth covered flexible boards, with gray ink stamped linear square designs on the covers, and a red ink stamped pony vignette on the front cover. The date of publication has been stamped in Roman Numerals with red ink on the front cover. Top edge trimmed, other edges deckled. With publisher's slipcase (Same limitation number as the book). The book is in near fine condition. The title on the spine has faded. With the acetate dust jacket. The dust jacket is chipped, and has a loss from the bottom edge. The loss measures 3" wide by 1" deep. The slipcase is in good condition, with light rubbing and scratching to the surfaces and edges. There are several splits along the edges. There is also a small loss from one of the edges. Signed by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. Number 393 of 699. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        La Bibbia di Borso d'Este riprodotta integralmente per mandato di Giovanni Treccani con documenti e studio storico-artistico di Adolfo Venturi.

      Bestetti,, Milano, 1937 - Due volumi in-folio (cm. 42), pp. 68, 311; 292. Ritratto a colori di Borso d'Este e la riproduzione in fac-simile in nero intercalata da alcune bellissime tavole miniate a colori. Legatura edit. in similpergamena con fregi e titoli in oro ai dorsi ed ai piatti. Entro custodie editoriali in cartonato rigido. Sguardie in seta. Esemplare in perfetto stato di conservazione, in stato di nuovo. La riproduzione in facsimile è preceduta da un importante studio di Adolfo Venturi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        [The complete Hornblower:]

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1937–62. 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); Hornblower in the West Indies (1958); Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962). 10 volumes, octavo (183 × 118 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and gilt ship decoration to spines, single gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position, hounded by the prospect of a paternity suit, Forester jumped aboard a cargo boat bound for home. Another passenger was the photographer Barbara Sutro. In the voyage, he took a one-day cruise around the Gulf of Fonseca in the ship's motor lifeboat, and by the end of the voyage he had a new novel worked out, The Happy Return, with its characters Hornblower, Bush, and Lady Barbara. Hornblower, with all his human indecisiveness and cross-grainedness, was Forester as he wished he had the courage to be, and Forester wrote about Hornblower again and again.

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        STAR MAKER


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        Biggles - Air Commodore

      Oxford University Press, 1937. 1st edition. Hardcover. Beautifully bound by Asprey in full mid-tan morocco, gilt lettering on the spine in five raised compartments, with a terrific, gilt-embossed design on the front, of a dive-bombing aeroplane, replicating the original design on the board. Patterned Japanese endpapers, all edges gilt, the pages fantastically clean, entirely free from foxing or other marks. Illustrated by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. A stunning example of this prewar Biggles and Ginger adventure.

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        Under Capricorn (First UK Edition)

      London: William Heinemann, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Book is bright and clean with a slight spine lean and a couple of light scuffs to the upper corner of the front board. Page edges foxed. Jacket a bit worn with a couple of small chips at the crown and extremities, a bit rubbed and soiled overall. One of two books that Ms. Simpson wrote that were made into films directed by Alfred Hitchcock (the other being "Enter Sir John"). Later, her association with Hitchcock extended into the writing of dialogue for his films, including Sabotage and Murder. Extremely uncommon in dust jacket.

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        The Hand in the Glove (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has some chipping at the spine ends and corners, though no titling is affected. In a custom clamshell box.& & Stout's fourth novel, the first (and only) Dol Bonner mystery, published in between two Nero Wolfe novels, "The Rubber Band" and "The Red Box.

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        Building Plans and Perspective for a Residence for Mrs. Thomas A. Driscoll, at 800 Francisco St., San Francisco.

      San Francisco: James H. Hjul, Structural Engineer, July - October, 1937. - Original pencil drawings on tracing paper. Sheet size primarily 17" x 22". 14 sheets. Job #199. File #1617. James Hansen Hjul (1882 - 1957), a structural engineer, constructed many buildings in San Francisco. He was the founder of the J.H. Construction Company and was listed as a contractor, civil engineer, structural engineer and construction engineer in San Francisco City Directories from 1907 to 1958. Most of his work occurred in the South of Market area on warehouses and industrial buildings.

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        WORTH WILE.

      - Pp. 420; gilt lettered red cloth; dust wrapper, lightly soiled, edges chipped and split; scattered light foxing; John Murray, London, 1937. First edition. *Presentation copy, with the author's armorial bookplate on the upper pastedown; the bookplate inscribed and signed by Wren in ink 'To Francis Patrick [Parkes] from what is left of his godfather'. A companion volume to The Man of a Ghost. In America, this book was published under the title To the hilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A

      San Francisco.: Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd.. Copyright 1937.. Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, image 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 36 1/2 inches. Toning to left edge of map only visible in the margin, toning on verso (not visible from map side) light creasing from rolling; overall very good, bright condition. Very decorative map by Parker Edwards in deep blues, burnt umber, pink etc. The flowers of Hawaii are pictured and named in the upper border and the fish of Hawaii in the lower border. Little pictographs highlight geographical and historical details. .

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        In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO POLLY PEABODY

      Faber, [1937] 1937 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), a plate and a full-page map (all original tissue guards present); handsomely bound in full dark blue morocco, back gilt with raised bands, original backstrip preserved and mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED AND DATED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, AND ADDITIONAL SIGNATURE ON TITLE. THIS COPY IS PRESENTED BY JONES TO POLLY PEABODY ['Polly Peabody with love; signature; London 1 Jan. 1941'].

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      Duckworth, 3 Henrietta Street, London W.C. 1937 - Striking surrealist jacket illustration by Paul Tchelitchew. ***True first edition (published before the American edition). ***Near fine in black cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Gilt titles to spine completely unoxidised and very bright. Spine tight. No inscriptions. Off-setting to a slim vertical section of rear pastedown where bookmark has been removed. Pages slightly browned. ***In a very good sepia illustrated dustwrapper which has not been price-clipped, showing the original publisher's price of 7s. 6d. net. Edges of dustwrapper slightly rubbed, nicked, browned and creased. Head and tail of spine of dustwrapper slightly creased with tiny chips. Very small closed tear to bottom edge of front panel of dustwrapper. Very small closed tear to top edge of front panel of dustwrapper at head of spine. Minuscule loss to corners of dustwrapper. No tears. Spine of dustwrapper lightly browned. Rear panel of dustwrapper slightly discoloured (being a cream background). Front panel of dustwrapper bright. ***380 pages. 192 mm x 134 mm. ***'I have read a novel this week which is one of the most out-of-the-way pieces of work I have come across for years - In a sense, The Gardener Who Saw God, a first novel by Mr. Edward James, is a work of genius.' [Richard Church in John O'London's Weekly] ***'Mr.James has written a notable book - a vase into which he has chosen to pour his subtle observations of men and women, his moving appreciation of the beauty of gardens, and of music, and of old houses, and an old lovely way of living, his contempt for those who let down the great traditions of decency and magnanimity, his belief in the fundamental rightness of certain gifted and intuitive souls. It is not a book to rush through; it is vintage enough to be savoured drop by drop. It is, also, beautifully written.' [Howard Spring in The Evening Standard] ***'The mystery is how Mr. James has managed to blend so delightfully such warring themes and such surprising extremes of mood and style.' [The Times] - (Review quotes from rear of jacket blurb) ***An important modernist and surrealist writer and poet, Edward James was an early advocate and important collector of Surrealism, and supported artists such as Salvadore Dali and Magritte. At Oxford University, John Betjeman's first book of poems was privately printed with Edward James' help, who was also a student. He was also a lover of trees and a collector of orchids. ***A rare Edward James first impression of the true first edition, an important early twentieth-century work of literature, especially hard to find in its original, fragile 1930s dustwrapper in such nice collectable condition. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        In Pictures: A Hollywood Satire (Signed First Edition)

      New York: T.J. Maloney Co., 1937. First edition. Softcover. Text by Nunnally Johnson, Patterson McNutt, Gene Fowler, and Grover Jones. A beautifully printed collection of classic Hollywood images. A very good plus copy in spiral binding with some very slight wear to the edges and a tiny tear to the base of the spiral in a poor slipcase that is broken on the bottom with a chip there as well as some tape repairs and other wear. Signed and inscribed on the title page: "for Leo & Jeri- friends for the long haul Will Connell." The recipient was Leo Salkin who was an animator for Disney and MGM and also directed the Mel Brooks movie "The 2,000 Year-old Man." A terrific Hollywood association copy.

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        A Winter Firework / by Villiers David ; with Decorations by Osbert Lancaster

      London : the Author, 1937. Limited Edition. Physical desc. : 20 p. ; 19 cm. Limited edition: No. 124 of 150 copies. Subject: Golden Cockerel Press --Short stories, English --20th century Fine copy in the original gilt-blocked quarter-vellum over boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Publishers compliments slip loosely inserted

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      (San Francisco): np, 1937. First edition. Very Good. 4to. typing paper in a contemporary three-ring binder. Some edgewear, toning. Generally very good. Four typescripts (with minor variations between), assorted notes, and a holographic draft of a nine-page one-act play prepared for O.E.S. Amity chapter 262 in San Francisco and performed on Oct. 11th, 1937. Set entirely in a Chinese laundry, the play tastelessly partakes of an array of stereotypes. The "Dramatic Personae" includes African-Americans ("Sambo Washington," "a dark cloud"), Germans ("Baron Goofus" and "Weenie Schnitzel"), Chinese ("Quong What," "Chong Foey," and "More Yet"), homosexuals ("Bill Lightfoot," a "foxy gent"), and even a Chinese homosexual ("Sing High"), among others. Almost entirely in difficult-to-read and awkward dialect with some faux Chinese and German thrown in for good measure, what plot there is revolves around the misunderstandings of various customers as they interact with laundry proprietor Jim Lee. "Hilarity" ensues. An unique glimpse behind the temple curtains into a hermetic world where racism and prejudice were openly perpetuated, even though undoubtedly from the participants' perspective it was all "in good fun." Right.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        Arti industriali d'oggi: quaderni della triennale.

      Ulrico Hoepli 1937 (Tip. E. Sormani) In 8°, pp. 151 di cui 16 introduzione poi tavv., bross. edit. con sovracop., 3 piccole macchie al piatto posteriore della sovracop., altrimenti in buono stato.

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      Published by Daily Express, 1937. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bestall, Alfred. Good condition with no wrapper. The second Rupert annual. Colour pictorial boards showing Rupert and chums on a bridge. 1st story Rupert and the Snow Machine. Red cloth spine, black lettering. 124 pages. 7.5x10". Red and black illustrations throughout. Spine bumped, corners worn. Cover edges slightly rubbed. Covers are a bit grubby with a couple of damp stains. Inscription in ink to belongs to box. Light foxing and fingering but contents generally clean. [R]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        The Scattering of Electrons by a Single Crystal of Nickel.London: Macmillan, 1927. First edition.

      A fine copy of the first announcement of the discovery of electron diffraction in crystals, i.e., the famous Davisson-Germer experiment which confirmed de Broglie's hypothesis of the wave-particle duality of matter. Davisson was awarded the 1937 Nobel Prize for the "experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals".<br/><br/> &#10087; PMM 417 (note); A Century of Nature, Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World, 28; Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 505; Brandt, Harvest of a Century, p. 132. <br/><br/> (Printing and the Mind of Man:) "At the end of the nineteenth century most scientists thought that matter was made up of hard atoms, which were somehow also elastic, and that light was a wave motion of the ether...<br/><br/> "These beliefs were shaken when Einstein [in 1905] applied quantum theory to the photo-electric effect and showed that light there behaves as though it were particulate, made up of 'photons', and not at all as one would expect a wave motion to behave... So there seemed to be two sorts of phenomenon that required two different, and incompatible, theories of light to explain them. <br/><br/> "The simple atoms of Dalton had already been modified before 1926 by the discoveries of radio-activity and the splitting of the atom; but now the Duc de Broglie- in 'Waves and Movements'- proposed an even more radical amendment. Light had been shown to behave as though it were waves and also as though it were particles; matter had been always supposed to be made up of particles, but perhaps it shared the duality of light. Perhaps indeed there might be circumstances in which matter might behave as though it were a wave. <br/><br/> "This idea was tested and confirmed by Davisson and Germer in 1927.They directed a beem of electrons on to a crystal of metal, and found that instead of bouncing off, as particles would, the beam was diffracted; just as the X-rays had been in the experiments of von Laue and Braggs [1912]... <br/><br/> "Thus the duality of both light and matter had been established, and physicists had to come to terms with fundamental particles which defied simple theories and demanded two sets of 'complementary' descriptions, each applicable under certain circumstances, but incompatible with one another." <br/><br/> "Davisson and Germer submitted their results to <i>Nature</i> in early March and their paper was published on 16 April. It contains a detailed comparison between their reflected beams and those that would be produced by illuminating the crystal with X-rays. There were thirteen reflected beams in all, of which ten corresponded to those seen in X-ray diffraction... <br/><br/> "Davisson and Germer used their diffraction data to calculate wavelengths for the electrons of different energies, and these wavelengths agree with de Broglie's formula. This led to the inescapable conlusion that electrons behave like waves." (Tonomura in <i>A Century of Nature</i>, pp. 28-29).. In: Nature, pp. 558-560 of no. 2998, vol. 119, April 16, 1927. 8vo (268 x 191 mm), the entire issue in the original printed wrappers offered here - a very fine and unmarked copy in its original state

      [Bookseller: Sophia Rare Books]
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        Below Grass Roots

      Liveright Publishing Corp. New York (1937) - First Edition. Second book in Frank Waters' Pikes Peak saga, set in turn-of-the-century Colorado Springs, a place prospering from the mining boom and a growing tourist interest. Dauntless Joseph Rogier, obsessed with the gold of the mountain enlists his son-in-law Jonathan Cable in his mining schemes. However, Cable leaves for Navajo country with his young son. Rogier continues to invest in his mines, no matter the cost. Waters is best known for his fiction and non-fiction dealing with the American Southwest. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, nicking and mild wear to spine ends and flap corners. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Antwort aus der Stille. Ein Erzählung aus den Bergen.

      8°, 129 S., OLwd. m. OU., OU m. kleinen Randläsuren. m Klebstreifen verstärkt, Buch tadell. (W/G2 2) Erstausgabe dieses zweiten Werkes von Max Frisch. Mit dem Schutzumschalg sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
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        Besoin de grandeur *

      Aujourd'hui/Mermod, Lausanne (2.1937). - Broché, couverture imprimée rempliée. "Un petit pays est-il condamné par sa petitesse même à ne pas connaître la grandeur?" Un essai qui jeta un certain trouble dans les ménages. Icelui agrémenté d'une dédicace autographe signée de l'auteur, à la date de 1938.Sur demande, exemplaire sans envoi ou sur Hollande.[Bringolf 50] Édition originale. L'un des 1'250 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, après 8 Chine et 45 Hollande.

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        Lincoln V-12 Seven Passenger Touring Car Concept Design

      Utica: Circa 1937. Tempera on paper. 8 1/4 x 21 5/8 inches. Framed. 20 3/4 x 30 3/4 inches. Exquisite drawing of a quintessential 1930&#39;s roadster The old established Willoughby firm, coach body makers in Utica, New York, had a reputation for conservative, quality coachwork in 1930 when Viennese born Otto Hoffmann was hired as draughtsman/designer. He quickly moved the company&#39;s design philosophy to the forefront of the streamline school, translating traditional luxury car body types such as this touring car into the modern idiom. Willoughby designed bodies for many major luxury car manufacturers including Lincoln and Rolls Royce. Provenance: Acquired from Hoffmann&#39;s widow January, 1985.

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        Portrait photograph of Thomas Mann

      New York april 20 1937 New York, april 20, 1937. (MANN, THOMAS) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 27.7 cm. (approx 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Bust portrait of the author, with building in background. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XXIV K")

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        LES PASTORALES DE LONGUS OU DAPHNIS & CHLOE. Version d&#146;Amyot complétée par P.L. Courier. Bois originaux d&#146;Aristide Maillol.

      - Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1937. In-8 de (1) f., 218 pages, (2) ff., en feuilles, couverture illustrée, chemise à dos de parchemin et étui (refait à l&#146;identique). &#8206;Ouvrage illustré par Aristide Maillol de 48 bois gravés originaux et de lettrines également gravées sur bois. Un des 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Maillol Signature autographe de Maillol à la justification (n° 134). Très bel exemplaire. LIVRE SIGNE [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Pioneers of Sydney Cove.

      1937 1937 - . Sydney: Sunnybrook Press, 1937. 4to. Gilt. (XXVIII,122pp.). With decorations by J. Emery and vignettes by Elva Jones . Edition lim. to 150 numbered copies, signed "Herbert J. Rumsey" and "Ernest H. Shea", the printer. This copy is further inscr ibed by the publisher: "With Friendly Greetings to Mr. Justice (H.V.) Evatt, from E.H. Shea". Fine. J. Emery, Elva Jones.

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        Portrait photograph of Thomas Mann

      New York, april 20, 1937 - (MANN, THOMAS) Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 27.7 cm. (approx 13-7/8 x 10-7/8 inches). Bust portrait of the author, with building in background. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed with holograph notations in pencil, giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("XXIV K")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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