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        SPICY-ADVENTURE STORIES

      Wilmington, DE: Culture Publications, Inc., 1937. Light edge wear, reading crease, small chip to lower right corner, a very good copy. (19430). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. Includes the posthumous publication of the story "Murderer's Grog," a wild Bill Clanton story using the pseudonym Sam Walser.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        SPICY WESTERN STORIES

      Wilmington, DE: Culture Publications, Inc., 1937. Light edge wear, reading crease, a nearly fine copy. (19409). Octavo, single issue, cover by Ward, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine.

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        Autograph Typed Letter, Signed "Eleanor Roosevelt" to Louise Lazell, Policy Reader for the Women's Division of the Federal Writers Project

      Washington, D.C., 1937. 1p. with postscript in holograph, on White House letterhead. 8vo. Old folds, else fine. 1p. with postscript in holograph, on White House letterhead. 8vo. "I HOPE THAT WHEN 1940 COMES I CAN BE A PRIVATE CITIZEN" Described as a "friendly, though not very close, acquaintanceship," Eleanor Roosevelt and Louise Lazell, none the less, carried on regular correspondence between 1933 and at least 1941. In this letter, written during FDR's second term, Eleanor Roosevelt hints at her desire to be free of her role as first lady when the term is over. Reading: "Thank you very much for your letter, but I certainly have no desire to lead anything, except as I get involved in things which I cannot avoid! [Exclamation mark in holograph.] You are most kind to feel that I have so much influence and I hope that when 1940 comes that I can be a private citizen again and entirely off the record." Postscript in holograph, reading: "Your last letter came t-day & I will write Mrs. Jones" At Eleanor Roosevelt's behest, Louise Lazell was hired as a speech writer for the women's division of the Democratic National Committee in 1935. She was later employed at the Good Neighbor League, which was incorporated in 1936, to aid in the re-election campaign of President Roosevelt by emphasizing social and economic progress achieved under the New Deal, before being hired by Ellen Woodward, head of the Women's and Professional Division of the Federal Writers Project, as a Policy Reader, where she devoted herself to censoring actual or potential Communist propaganda, particularly in the WPA's state guide books. In 1938, Lazell gave damning testimony against her boss, Henry Alsberg, and other national editors, naming states that turned in Communist and inflammatory material and claiming that Alsberg shaped propaganda that incited class hatred, condemned buiness and industry and were blatantly pro-labor.

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        Ornament of Honour

      Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1937 - A very good copy in the important d/w 131 pp;and with author's handwritten stanza; A significant association copy, in original binding, paper label, brick red cloth spine, tan boards, spare label still inserted at rear, tight clean copy. This is the memorial poem to T E Lawrence penned by Ernest Altounyan whose family was the inspiration to the Swallows and Amazons stories of Arthur Ransome. Presentation copy with signature and a stanza from one of the poems in Altounyan's hand on fep. Also with two letters, one long dated 1955 and discussing TE Lawrence and the publication of Aldington's biography. Very good clean copy complete with the scarce typographic d/w that refers to T.E.L. Ernest Altounyan, was the son of an Armenian father and an Irish mother and had been educated in England at Rugby, Arthur Ransome's own school. He then studied medicine before returning to his father's hospital in Aleppo to work as a doctor. He had married Dora Collingwood, who had been a friend of Arthur Ransome's, Ransome had proposed to both her and her sister Barbara earlier. The children of the marriage were the real children behind the Swallows and Amazons stories. They had five children, Taqui, Susie, Mavis, known as Titty, Roger and Brigit. In 1928 - 1929, while the Altounyans were on holiday with the Collingwoods, Ransome helped to teach them to sail. In return, they gave him a pair of red Turkish slippers. Ransome was touched by the gift and when he wrote Swallows and Amazons, he named most of the Walker family after the Altounyans. He also gave some of the Altounyans character traits to the fictional children which later led to conflict between the Ransomes and the Altounyans when people started identifying the Walkers too closely with their Altounyan originals. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spelling Bees The Oldest and the Newest Rage

      New York: Fredrick A. Stokes, 1937 Illustrated by Dr. Seuss! 7.5 x 5, Publishers orange cloth, 96 pp, covers a bit worn, extremities bumped. Published between Seuss' first two books. Very early, unmistakably Dr. Seuss.

      [Bookseller: A Fairhope Find]
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        Paul Nash. A Portfolio of Colour Plates with an Introduction by Herbert Read. Contemporary British Painters No.I.

      Soho Gallery Limited. 1937 - Folio. Original paper covers, with mounted colour plate. 10 colour plates. Covers rubbed and frayed. From the library of the writer Anthony Bosman, with an ink presentation inscription to him on the half-title in Nash's hand. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        The Years

      London: Hogarth Press, 1937. First edition. [4], 469, [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's pale jade-green cloth lettered in gold on spine, dust-jacket by Woolf's sister, Vanessa Bell. Spine a touch toned, minor toning to endpapers from flaps, in a very good jacket with spine toned, light spotting, chipping, and a few tears. Housed in a custom morocco-backed box. First edition. [4], 469, [1] pp. 8vo. Kirkpatrick A22a; Woolmer 423

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        Ornament of Honour

      Cambridge. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1937, 1937. Octavo. Original red cloth backed pink boards, printed paper label to spine. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression of this memorial poem for T. E. Lawrence. The author was a doctor who founded a hospital in Aleppo, where he met Lawrence. With an inscription from the author on the front fep to Lionel Curtis british official and fellow author. Curtis and Lawrence were friends and corresponded on many occasions. The inscription from the author reads "to lionel curtis esq all souls, for lasting memory of a glimpse from E H R Altounyan London Dec 1944". Lovely copy of book and jacket - book is NEAR FINE and jacket is almost NEAR FINE . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1937.

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        Racing Thoroughbreds. Rowney Colors.

      San Francisco, Calif.: Brown, 1937.(). Watercolor painting. 10 x 25 inches. Two horses running left. Signed and dated 7-[19]37. Studio at 715 Bush St., San Francisco, Framed.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        To Have and Have Not.

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1937 - First edition of Hemingway's classic novel About smuggling, intrigue, and love. Octavo, bound in full brown morocco, gilt titles and ruling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In fine condition. To Have and Have Not was Hemingway's first since A Farewell to Arms was published eight years earlier, follows the life and adventures of Harry Morgan from rum-running to revolution. Brimming with criticism directed at American capitalism and the bureaucracy of the Roosevelt administration, the novel explores social circumstances and situations in Key West, "that paradise of the 'haves' and purgatory of the 'have nots." "In To Have and Have Not, Hemingway for the first time showed an interest in a possible solution of social problems through collective action" (Hart, 327). Basis for the Howard Hawks film co-scripted by William Faulkner and featuring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Atlantica - Atland eller Manhem Bibliofilupplaga

      Bok. Stockholm 1937-1950. Komplett i fem delar inklusive planschvolymen. Bibliofilupplagan tryckt i 100 numrerade exemplar på papper från Grycksbo och inbunden i halvfranska band med övre guldsnitt. Exemplar nummer 35, subskriberade av Carl Nylander, civilingenjör, Nynäshamn. Alla fem volymerna i utsökt skick, helt utan slitage. Inga exlibris, namnteckningar eller liknande.

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        The Red Box: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      [iv]+298+[5 introducing The Rubber band pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound original publisher's gray cloth, front cover and spine printed with red, rear cover blank in original second printing jacket. (April 2006, Firsts) First edition which has the publisher's monogram logo on the copyright page.The Red Box is the fourth Nero Wolfe detective novel by Rex Stout. Prior to its first publication in 1937 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc, the novel was serialized in five issues of The American Magazine (December 1936 - April 1937). Adapted twice for Italian television, The Red Box is the first Nero Wolfe story to be adapted for the American stage. Wolfe and Archie investigate the death of a model who ate a piece of poisoned candy. One of the suspects begs Wolfe to handle his estate and especially the contents of a certain red box. Wolfe is at first concerned about a possible conflict of interest, but feels unable to refuse when the man dies in his office before telling Wolfe where to find the red box. The police naturally think that he told Wolfe somewhat more before dying. This novel presents the series' first instance of a murder taking place in Wolfe's office.Condition:Spine leaning slightly with shallow ridge down the back-strip; back-strip faintly dulled; corners gently bumped; spine ends, corners and joints lightly worn. Text block sagging very slightly; binding a little shaken; a few faint splashed to the top stain; end-papers lightly discolored; faint marginal foxing to first few leaves. Jacket spine panel lightly dulled, edges lightly worn with some minor chipping to the spine ends, rear panel faintly soiled, light offsetting to flaps. Still, a very good copy in like jacket.

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        That Man is Mine

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in very good or better dustwrapper with slight fading and a short tear on the spine .Inscribed by Baldwin on the front endpaper to crime novelist Mignon Eberhart: "Love to Mignon From Faith." The friendship between Baldwin and Eberhart is well documented, with Eberhart, considered the founder of the modern romance suspense or mystery novel. Baldwin was one of the most popular romance novelists of her day.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MORE ADVENTURES OF RUPERT (RUPERT ANNUAL, 1937)

      Daily Express, LONDON 1937 - Front cover bright and clean. Inner hinge cracked only at base. Corners a little bumped and rubbed. Very good inside. Very bright and clean. Belongs to box filled in. VERY GOOD PLUS overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wings Over Asia

      Chicago, 1937. Paperback. UsedGood. Wings Over Asia Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        Atlas der deutschen Volkskunde. 1. Lieferung von 6 insgesamt erschienenen Lieferungen.

      Leipzig, Hirzel, 1937. 66 x 35 cm. 21 gefaltete Doppelblätter. Lose Blattsammlung in OBrosch.-Mappe. Rücken der Mappe desolat, Blätter in sehr gutem Zustand. - Höchst seltenes Werk zur Volkskunde. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Zeitgeschichte

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        I Knew Hitler: The Story of a Nazi Who Escaped the Blood Purge

      New York: C. Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. B00085WTTC xiv, (2), 814pp. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "His revelations regarding the rulers of the Third Reich are by a wide margin the most remarkable which have thus far appeared in print. At once a breathless story of adventure and a political document of prime importance." - N.Y, Herald Tribune. Narrow opening in binding after half-title page. Soiling to front free endpaper. Above-average but not excessive wear. Includes replica dust jacket. Copyright page states 1937 while title page states 1938. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper are dated 1937, thus we believe this to be a first American edition copy. Kehr & Langmaid 1109. . Fair. 1937. First American Edition.

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        Thunder in the City.

      Astor Pictures: Re-release of the 1937 movie.(). Color lithograph poster. Mounted on linen. One sheet. B Condition. Director: Marion Gering. Writing credits: Robert E. Sherwood (screenplay), Aben Kandel (screenplay), Ákos Tolnay (screenplay) (as Akos Tolnay), Jack E. Jewell (scenario), Dudley Storrick (additional dialogue). Cast: (in credits order, verified as complete) Daniel 'Dan' Armstrong, Luli Deste, Lady Patricia 'Pat' Graham.

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        Gory Knight

      Longmans, London, 1937 First edition, first impression.Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine. With the dust jacket.Cloth severely mottled as always, early gift inscription to front free endpaper but a very good in the little rubbed, frayed and slightly sunned dust jacket.[76]

      [Bookseller: Blakeney Griffin Booksellers Ltd]
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        Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

      Platt & Monk Co.NY 1937 - Platt & Munk Co. NY 1937 First edition. First Printing. Hardcover green cloth. Thirty-two illustrations by John Tennill. No dust jacket. Condition very good. No marking or tears on pages. Cover has slight tear on upper spine. Pages have some spotting. 59 pgs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peacock Publishing e.g. Judith Simmons]
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        ILIADE TEXTE ETABLI ET TRADUIT PAR PAUL MAZON, PIERRE CHANTRAINE, PAUL COLLART ET RENE' LANGUMIER

      LES BELLES LETTRES 1937 1946, Paris - COLLECTION DES UNIVERSITES DE FRANCE INTERLINGUE 4 volumi, il I edito nel 1946, il II nel 1937, il III nel 1946 ed il IV nel 1945, in francese con testo greco a fronte, leggermente bruniti i bordi, decisamente più bruniti al vol. IV, rilegature in mezza tela, con lievi segni di usura ai bordi, titoli d'oro ai dorsi

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        The Hobbit or There and Back Again

      The second impression ran to 2300 copies of which 423 were destroyed in the London Bombings. This is the first printing to feature colour plates.

      [Bookseller: Steve Liddle]
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        Hotel Lincoln Cock-tail [Cocktail] Book

      Excelsior Havana, Cuba 1937 - First Edition. Original brown illustrated wrappers, 82 pages (plus 8 pages index), 6 1/2 by 4 inches. According to cocktail bloggers, this volume contains the first appearance of the Harry M. Stevens Cocktail, a dry but fruity drink made with White Rum, Dry Vermouth, Apricot Brandy, Orange Juice, Curacao and Grenadine. Named for the Englishman who legend has it invented the hot-dog. WorldCat locates one library holding at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Very Good, centimeter sized chip to wraps at top spine end [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Italia Imperiale

      Milan: La Rivista Illustrate Del 'Popolo d' Italia', 1937 - "The best Italian propaganda photobook from the fascist era.the ultimate guide to the Italy of Benito Mussolini, the Italian equivalent of the great Russian propaganda photographic books." ("The Photobook" Parr & Badger p. 175) Text in Italian. First edition. Folio; 624 pp.; illustrated from photographs and drawings. Owner's name; some rubbing to spine and to laminated boards; damp stain to bottom margins of advertising pages at rear; else a fair copy in original laminated boards, issued without a dust jacket.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Princeton: np, 1937. AN EXTRAORDINARY LETTER BY EINSTEIN TO HIS SON OFFERING LIFE ADVICE AND DISCUSSING FREUD, SHAKESPEARE, AND SCHILLER. Addressed to his son Eduard "Tetel" Einstein and signed "Papa", the letter, written in ink on both sides of one sheet, reads in full (translated from the original German):

Dear Tetel,

I hope by now you've received Freud's lectures from Vienna. I've read most of them myself in the past. They really made me admire the Author, but they didn't convince me that his theories were correct.

I must admit however that, based on my personal experiences, my conviction about those theories is weakening -- I feel now that he was onto something, at least in regards to the main theses.I would have written to you sooner, but work is keeping me very busy. Even though they say that the work of a single person will not have much of an impact in the big picture, it does not diminish the passion in which we pursue our interests, and that is a good thing. 

Although personal illusions may bring warmth and joy into one's life when young, they don't last a lifetime. Life would be bleak if the work and the passion for discovery did not exist.In my free time I am currently reading Schiller's poems, which I have neglected since my youth. 

They feel a bit pompous, but at the same time they are enthralling in their choice of words and grammar. I am really happy that I picked them up again.

I would have liked to send you another book on the top of the Freud, but didn't know which one to send -- especially because I don't get a lot of German writings anymore.

When I have some extra free time, after finishing Schiller, I really want to start reading Shakespeare, everything from him I can get my hands on. If you like to read it too, perhaps we could discuss it at some later time?
 

Albert is a real delight -- he has been traveling up and down the country for the past 6 weeks and will have seen and experienced many interesting things. I really hope he has followed my advice and kept a journal, but I am not holding high hopes. When it comes to talking and writing he seems to be chronically constipated.With my warmest regards,

PapaEinstein's life advice, underscoring one of his core beliefs:Einstein often stated that his main goal in life was the quest for truth, no matter how difficult and painstaking the quest. He advises Eduard in this letter that it is the pursuit and the work in attaining the goal that brings satisfaction and sustains one throughout life, even if "the work of a single person will not have much of an impact in the big picture". This, he notes, is critical to understand after the illusions of youth have succumbed to reality.Einstein, Eduard, and Freud:Eduard Einstein (nicknamed "Tete" or "Tetel"), born in 1910, was the second son of Albert and his first wife Mileva. From an early age, he became enamored with the teachings of Freud, even hanging a picture of famous psychiatrist on his bedroom wall. By the age of twenty he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and consequently was institutionalized several times throughout his life.Einstein's views of Freud's teachings were somewhat more nuanced than those of his son. Initially, Einstein did not show much interest in Freud's theories and after their first meeting in 1927, Freud famously remarked "He understands as much about psychology as I do about physics."Over the years, however, Einstein began studying Freud's works. After corresponding with Freud somewhat regularly throughout the 1930s and even collaborating with him on a project sponsored by the League of Nations ("Why War?", 1932), Einstein began to move from a deep skepticism to - as indicated in this letter - a growing acceptance.By 1936 - just before this letter was written - Einstein sent birthday greetings to Freud, acknowledging:"Until recently I could only apprehend the speculative power of your train of thought, together with its enormous influence on the Weltanschauung of the present era, without being in a position to form a definite opinion about the amount of truth it contains. Not long ago, however, I had the opportunity of hearing about a few instances, not very important in themselves, which in my judgment exclude any other interpretation than that provided by the theory of repression. I was delighted to come across them, since it is always delightful when a great and beautiful conception proves to be consonant with reality."
In this letter to Eduard, Einstein admits to Eduard that he now believes Freud "was onto something, at least in regards to the main theses."Einstein, Shakespeare, Schiller:Einstein's fondness for music is well-known, but not as much has been recorded about his literary tastes. It is not surprising (and has been previously documented) that Einstein had a fondness for the great German poet Schiller, but we can find no other references to Shakespeare by Einstein in any other letters or manuscripts.His words to Eduard, "I really want to start reading Shakespeare, everything from him I can get my hands on" imply that Einstein has recently "discovered" Shakespeare and is excited at the discovery.
Note: Although the letter is not dated, we can assume that it was written late (November - December) in 1937, when Einstein's son Albert was visiting the United States (a trip he refers to in the letter).[Princeton]: [November - December], 1937. One 8.5x11 inch leaf, written on both sides. In German. Usual folds, otherwise fine.A LONG, REMARKABLE, AND REVEALING LETTER UNITING THE INTELLECTUAL GIANTS EINSTEIN, FREUD, AND SHAKESPEARE, AND SHARING ONE OF HIS CORE BELIEFS WITH HIS SON. Very Good.

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        2 aquarelles originales. Paysages de la Singine fribourgeoise (église et alentours de St-Ours/St. Ursen?). Signés en bas à droite ?JE de Castella 1937?.

      1937, 1937 - 21.5x27.5 cm, une paire d?aquarelles originales. 2 cadres / encadrement baguette bois (32x38.5). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Horace Walpole's Correspondence (First Edition) 48 volumes in 47

      Yale University Press - The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Includes the Prospectus with frontispiece portrait and tissue guard. Edited by Wilmarth S. Lewis. Original cloth. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1937-1983. The complete 48 volumes (in 47, as published). Very Good. First editions. Volumes 17-48 have covers; some covers acceptable only. Lewis inscribed the first volume: "To Ralph Brown, from W. S. Lewis. New Haven, November [?] 1937." Ralph Brown was an assistant editor of this Correspondence while a student at Yale, later returning to Yale as an Associate Dean. This set was his own, purchased by him as they were published. It is extremely rare and fortunate to find a complete set of this masterpiece, beautifully maintained by the person who collected them, and subsequently by his family and by one further student of English history. Except for the inscription by the author, there are no markings of any kind on or within the books themselves. Horace Walpole was the son of Great Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. From his position of privilege, he knew everybody of importance in politics and society, traveled extensively in Europe collecting art works, and making cogent, witty, sometimes malicious comments to his many correspondents. This is the only edition, the product of some thirty years of scholarship, that contains both letters he wrote, and his correspondents' return letters to him. They give context to that brilliant period of English history, the mid-18th Century. Due to this set's size and/or weight, additional shipping will be needed. Full refund if not satisfied. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "España. Cuyas seis letras sonoras restallan hoy en nuestra alma con un grito de guerra y mañana con una exclamación de júbilo y de paz." Cartel. Poster.

      Valencia: LIT. S. DURA Socializada U.G.T.-C.N.T., 1937.(). 20 x 14.75 inches. Facsimile printed for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Archivo General de la Guerra Civil Española, 0558.jpg.http://pares.mcu.es/cartelesGC/servlets/visorServlet?cartel=583&page=12&from=catalogo

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Princeton: np, 1937. First Edition. Very Good. AN EXTRAORDINARY LETTER BY EINSTEIN TO HIS SON OFFERING LIFE ADVICE AND DISCUSSING FREUD, SHAKESPEARE, AND SCHILLER. Addressed to his son Eduard "Tetel" Einstein and signed "Papa", the letter, written in ink on both sides of one sheet, reads in full (translated from the original German): 

Dear Tetel,

 I hope by now you've received Freud's lectures from Vienna. I've read most of them myself in the past. They really made me admire the Author, but they didn't convince me that his theories were correct. 

I must admit however that, based on my personal experiences, my conviction about those theories is weakening -- I feel now that he was onto something, at least in regards to the main theses. I would have written to you sooner, but work is keeping me very busy. Even though they say that the work of a single person will not have much of an impact in the big picture, it does not diminish the passion in which we pursue our interests, and that is a good thing. 

 Although personal illusions may bring warmth and joy into one's life when young, they don't last a lifetime. Life would be bleak if the work and the passion for discovery did not exist. In my free time I am currently reading Schiller's poems, which I have neglected since my youth. 

They feel a bit pompous, but at the same time they are enthralling in their choice of words and grammar. I am really happy that I picked them up again. 

I would have liked to send you another book on the top of the Freud, but didn't know which one to send -- especially because I don't get a lot of German writings anymore.

 When I have some extra free time, after finishing Schiller, I really want to start reading Shakespeare, everything from him I can get my hands on. If you like to read it too, perhaps we could discuss it at some later time?
 

 Albert is a real delight -- he has been traveling up and down the country for the past 6 weeks and will have seen and experienced many interesting things. I really hope he has followed my advice and kept a journal, but I am not holding high hopes. When it comes to talking and writing he seems to be chronically constipated. With my warmest regards,

 Papa Einstein's life advice, underscoring one of his core beliefs: Einstein often stated that his main goal in life was the quest for truth, no matter how difficult and painstaking the quest. He advises Eduard in this letter that it is the pursuit and the work in attaining the goal that brings satisfaction and sustains one throughout life, even if "the work of a single person will not have much of an impact in the big picture". This, he notes, is critical to understand after the illusions of youth have succumbed to reality. Einstein, Eduard, and Freud: Eduard Einstein (nicknamed "Tete" or "Tetel"), born in 1910, was the second son of Albert and his first wife Mileva. From an early age, he became enamored with the teachings of Freud, even hanging a picture of famous psychiatrist on his bedroom wall. By the age of twenty he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and consequently was institutionalized several times throughout his life. Einstein's views of Freud's teachings were somewhat more nuanced than those of his son. Initially, Einstein did not show much interest in Freud's theories and after their first meeting in 1927, Freud famously remarked "He understands as much about psychology as I do about physics." Over the years, however, Einstein began studying Freud's works. After corresponding with Freud somewhat regularly throughout the 1930s and even collaborating with him on a project sponsored by the League of Nations ("Why War?", 1932), Einstein began to move from a deep skepticism to - as indicated in this letter - a growing acceptance. By 1936 - just before this letter was written - Einstein sent birthday greetings to Freud, acknowledging: "Until recently I could only apprehend the speculative power of your train of thought, together with its enormous influence on the Weltanschauung of the present era, without being in a position to form a definite opinion about the amount of truth it contains. Not long ago, however, I had the opportunity of hearing about a few instances, not very important in themselves, which in my judgment exclude any other interpretation than that provided by the theory of repression. I was delighted to come across them, since it is always delightful when a great and beautiful conception proves to be consonant with reality." 
In this letter to Eduard, Einstein admits to Eduard that he now believes Freud "was onto something, at least in regards to the main theses." Einstein, Shakespeare, Schiller: Einstein's fondness for music is well-known, but not as much has been recorded about his literary tastes. It is not surprising (and has been previously documented) that Einstein had a fondness for the great German poet Schiller, but we can find no other references to Shakespeare by Einstein in any other letters or manuscripts. His words to Eduard, "I really want to start reading Shakespeare, everything from him I can get my hands on" imply that Einstein has recently "discovered" Shakespeare and is excited at the discovery. 
Note: Although the letter is not dated, we can assume that it was written late (November - December) in 1937, when Einstein's son Albert was visiting the United States (a trip he refers to in the letter). [Princeton]: [November - December], 1937. One 8.5x11 inch leaf, written on both sides. In German. Usual folds, otherwise fine. A LONG, REMARKABLE, AND REVEALING LETTER UNITING THE INTELLECTUAL GIANTS EINSTEIN, FREUD, AND SHAKESPEARE, AND SHARING ONE OF HIS CORE BELIEFS WITH HIS SON.

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        The Road to Wigan Pier.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. With a Foreword by Victor Gollancz. Octavo. Original limp orange cloth, titles to spine and front panel in black. Housed in a custom flat-backed orange folding case. With 16 photographic plates. Partially erased ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A little foxing to edges of text block. An exceptional copy. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. It is extremely scarce signed, with no other copies traced at auction. Orwell originally believed The Road to Wigan Pier would not be included in Gollancz's Left Book Club as "it is too fragmentary and, on the surface, not very left-wing" (Fenwick). By 29 December 1936, however, the work was set as a choice for the March 1937 list. By the time the book was published Orwell was fighting the civil war in Spain and did not see a copy of this edition until late April when he was home on leave. A casebound trade issue of 2,150 copies was also released.

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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 Jerome Edmund Brooks; volume 5 index by Anne M. Nill] § Tobacco. A catalogue of the books, manuscripts and engravings acquired since 1942 in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library. From 1507 to the present. Compiled by Sarah Augusta Dickson [parts 8-10 compiled by Perry Hugh O'Neil] (Arents Tobacco Collection Publications, 7-12)

      New York, Rosenbach Company (vols. I-IV: Camden, NJ: Haddon Craftsmen; vol. V: Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press) / New York Public Library, 1937-1952; 1958-1969. Five volumes (34 × 24.5 cm), I (Imprints 1507-1615, 1937): xvi, 544 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (7 printed in two or more colours). II (Imprints 1615-1698, 1938): xii, 564 pp., including frontispiece "View of the Library at 'Hillbrook', Rye, New York"), numerous illustrations printed with the text (10 printed in two colours). III (Imprints 1698-1783, 1941): viii, 546 pp., plus colour frontispiece (folding), numerous illustrations printed with the text (17 printed in two colours). IV (Imprints 1784-1942, 1943): (12) 386 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (1 printed in two colours). "A synoptical chart [illustrating the chief divisions of the history of tobacco] has been placed at the inner back cover" (inserted in a pocket). Printed slip tipped-in at end: "In the Colophon the name of Richard Ellis was inadvertently omitted. He should also [with Jerome E. Brooks] be given credit for designing this book". Printed card loosely inserted: "Such a large amount of additional material has been included in TOBACCO it will be necessary to publish a fifth volume containing the Index and notes on recent acquisitions. This volume is in preparation and will be sent without additional charge to those who have subscribed to a set of TOBACCO. May 1st, 1944". V (Index, 1952): (8) 328 pp., including frontispiece portrait of George Arents, Jr. The five volumes uniformly bound in publisher's orange cloth, bevelled boards, morocco lettering-pieces. Offered with [Supplement] Tobacco: a catalogue of the books, manuscripts and engravings acquired since 1942 in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library. New York: New York Public Library, 1961-1969. Ten parts bound in two volumes. A fine, complete set of the catalogue of the private library of George Arents Jr (1875-1960), privately printed in New York between 1937 and 1943 in an edition of 300 copies (this set is number 292). In 1944, the collection was received by the New York Public Library, and in 1952, an index volume (names of authors and subjects) was prepared by the New York Public Library. Ten supplements describing later additions to the collection were compiled by Arents Librarian Sarah Augusta Dickson and Curator Perry O'Neil from 1958 to 1969; subsequent acquisitions have been catalogued electronically. There are 3956 individual, catalogued entries (4235 separate, physical items). "Although the collection is devoted to tobacco and includes almost every important work dealing with the subject, it also contains many historical, literary, and artistic works in which tobacco appears only incidentally" (NYPL). ¶ Faultless set. 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;Five volumes (34 × 24.5 cm), I (Imprints 1507-1615, 1937): xvi, 544 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (7 printed in two or more colours). II (Imprints 1615-1698, 1938): xii, 564 pp., including frontispiece "View of the Library at 'Hillbrook', Rye, New York"), numerous illustrations printed with the text (10 printed in two colours). III (Imprints 1698-1783, 1941): viii, 546 pp., plus colour frontispiece (folding), numerous illustrations printed with the text (17 printed in two colours). IV (Imprints 1784-1942, 1943): (12) 386 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (1 printed in two colours). "A synoptical chart [illustrating the chief divisions of the history of tobacco] has been placed at the inner back cover" (inserted in a pocket). Printed slip tipped-in at end: "In the Colophon the name of Richard Ellis was inadvertently omitted. He should also [with Jerome E. Brooks] be given credit for designing this book". Printed card loosely inserted: "Such a large amount of additional material has been included in TOBACCO it will be necessary to publish a fifth volume containing the Index and notes on recent acquisitions. This volume is in preparation and will be sent without additional charge to those who have subscribed to a set of TOBACCO. May 1st, 1944". V (Index, 1952): (8) 328 pp., including frontispiece portrait of George Arents, Jr. The five volumes uniformly bound in publisher's orange cloth, bevelled boards, morocco lettering-pieces. On the creation of the collection, see H. George Fletcher, "Indomitable Collector: George Arents, Jr. and The New York Public Library" in Biblion: The Bulletin of The New York Public Library, volume 9 (Fall 2000-Spring 2001), pp.87-103.Tobacco: a catalogue of the books, manuscripts and engravings acquired since 1942 in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library;Ten parts in two volumes (34 × 24.5 cm), Volume I (1958-1961). Part 1 (Imprints 1507-1571, 1958): (4) pp., 52 pp., including frontispiece portrait of George Arents, Jr., and view of the collection installed in NYPL; plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 1-24). Part 2 (Imprints 1571-1589, June 1959): (4) pp., pp.53-98 (2); plus 14 leaves of plates (nos. 25-52). Part 3 (Imprints 1590-1609, December 1959): (2) pp., pp.99-146; plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 53-76). Part 4 (Imprints 1610-1619, October 1960): (2) pp., pp.47-192; plus 14 leaves of plates (nos. 77-104). Part 5 (Imprints 1620-1632, March 1961): (4) pp., pp.193-240, plus 6 leaves of plates (nos. 105-116). Errata slip tipped to p.217. Part 6 (Imprints 1632-1650, October 1961): (2) pp., pp.241-300; plus 18 leaves of plates (nos. 117-152). Volume II (1962-1969). Part 7 (Imprints 1651-1672, March 1962): (4) pp., pp.301-384 (2), plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 153-176). Part 8 (Imprints 1673-1687, November 1967): (4) pp., pp.385-475 (3), plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 177-200). Part 9 (Imprints 1687-1702, July 1968): (2) pp., pp.477-565 (3), plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 201-224). Part 10 (Imprints 1703-1724, June 1969): [no half-title issued], pp.567-650 (2) plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 225-248). The two volumes uniformly bound in cloth by Bernard Middleton (to match volumes I-V; upper covers of publisher's printed wrappers bound in).

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        Daphnis and Chloe.

      London: A. Zwemmer, 1937.(). One of 250 signed and numbered copies of the English edition. 52 original woodcuts, printed in bistre and 4 woodcut initials. Vellum. With separate matching half vellum portfolio of 12 woodcut proofs. Light foxing.

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        Maidlin Bears the Torch

      The Religious Tract Society and Girls Own, UK 1937 - 1st Edition 1937. Book is very good+ and quite bright. Spine a little lightened. Contents good. Light foxing to page edges. The wrapper is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed, creased and nicked. A few small closed tears to edges. Loss to spine top edge. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit or There and Back

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1937 - This edition was the first with four colour illustrations.The original, first impression, was a limited edition of 1500 copies.This second impression was 2300 copies only of which 423 were destroyed in the London Bombings.Thus a relatively rare, surviving, very early edition. Pages generally clean and bright, especially for age, minimal tanning to edges, some grubby marks, small stains, a little scattered foxing.There is a Norman Street Junior School, Carlisle, stamp to half title page but no other library markings throughout book. Some corners stubbed, curled, turned. School Library, handwritten in ink, to half title page. Endpapers, double page illustrations, grubby, slight foxing; some numbers, in ink. Page ends tanned, grubby, spotted. Cracked to binding. Covers, green cloth, generally grubby, stained. Corners, and edges, bumped, rubbed, worn. Spine splits, bumped, rubbed, worn to ends. All illustrations present. Overall, fair clean copy, especially for age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Géorgiques. Texte latin et version française par l'Abbé Jacques Delille, gravures sur bois d'Aristide Maillol.

      - 3 Bände. Gonin, Paris 1937-43 (1950). 2 w. Bl., 1 Bl., 174 S., 1 Bl., 6 w. Bl., 1 Bl., 154 S., 1 Bl., 2 w. Bl. mit 122 Illustrationen und Initialen in Orig.-Holzschnitt von Aristide Maillol. Bd. III: Separat erschienene doppelte Suite von je 70 Tafeln mit den Orig.-Holzschnitten Maillols in Schwarz und in Rot, alle mit dem Maillol-Monogrammstempel versehen. 4°. Lose Lagen in Orig.-Umschlägen, in rot illustr. Halbpergament-Decken und Orig.-Schubern. Die Extrasuiten in illustr. Orig.-Umschlägen mit Maillol-Stempel und Signatur Gonins, in Orig.-Ppbd.-Decke mit Rückentitel und Orig.-Schuber. Umschläge der Textbände etwas stockfleckig. – Druck auf Maillol-Gonin-Bütten. Eines v. 750 Exemplaren. – Das letzte von Maillol illustrierte Buch ist eine Fortführung der bereits 1926 auf der Cranach-Presse erschienenen Eclogen des Vergil. Der Künstler arbeitete bereits seit 1909 an einzelnen Stöcken. Im Jahr 1937 drängte Gonin Maillol, das Werk fortzuführen; im September 1944 war der letzte Holzstock fertiggestellt. Der Druck konnte jedoch erst nach Ende des Krieges 1950 abgeschlossen werden.– Die Holzschnitte in der Mehrzahl groß und in der Formensprache des späten Maillol. – Eines der schönsten Bücher des französischen Künstlers. Sein künstlerisch reifstes Werk ergänzt die Holzschnitte zu Vergils »Eclogen«, die bereits 1913–1926 für die Cranach-Presse entstanden. – Selten mit den beiden Extrasuiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Revolution Betrayed.

      London & New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. & Harper & Brothers Publishers, , 1937 & 1938. What is the Soviet Union and Where is it Going? Translated by Max Eastman; [together with] The Case of Leon Trotsky. Report of hearings on the charges made against him in the Moscow Trials. By the Preliminary Commission of Inquiry; [together with] Not Guilty. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the charges made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials. 3 works, octavo. TRB: original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt and black on a red ground, top edge red, others uncut. Works 2 and 3: original black cloth, red paper labels printed in black, fore edges uncut. All with the dust jackets and accompanied by 2 original black and white photographs. TRB: bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown; spine ends slightly bumped, spine a little rubbed, front hinge gently cracked but firm, some nicks and chips to dust jacket extremities and spine faded, an excellent copy. Works 2 and 3: front free endpapers inscribed by Stolberg, review stamp to front free endpaper of work 2, front endpapers browned, extremities of dust jackets a little rubbed and chipped, excellent copies. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on the front free endpaper, "devotedly yours, Leon Trotsky, 21/11 1937, Coyoacan". The American journalist and labour activist Benjamin Stolberg (1891–1951) was a member of the Dewey Commission and had strong association links to Trotsky. The Revolution Betrayed is Trotsky's major critique of Stalinism, and marked the end of the American intelligentsia's romance with Russian communism. It was completed in the spring of 1936 and sent to the publisher just before the first of the three Moscow show trials took place in August of the same year. To reference this, Trotsky appended a postscript to the introduction in which he referenced the recent "terrorist conspiracy trial". After being sentenced to death in absentia for conspiracy to assassinate Stalin, Trotsky moved from Norway to the Coyoácan area of Mexico City in January 1937. A few months later an independent "Commission of Inquiry" into the charges made against him and others at the Moscow Trials was held in Coyoacán, with the American philosopher John Dewey as chairman. The Revolution Betrayed is accompanied by two Dewey Commission reports from Stolberg's personal library, both dated and inscribed by Stolberg. The first, The Case of Leon Trotsky, was published in 1937 and is a transcript of the Commission's 13-session deposition of Trotsky; it is inscribed, "do not remove! Benjamin Stolberg. New York – Sept 16, 1937". The second, Not Guilty, was published in 1938 and is a summary of the Commission's conclusions; it is inscribed, "Please do not remove this copy. Benjamin Stolberg. June 29. 1938". Two photographs, one of which is inscribed "Coyoacan April 1937" by Stolberg and shows Trotsky and two unidentified Commission members, are also included. A cohesive set of materials with significant and rare association history which fully illustrates Trotsky's connections with the Dewey Commission and with Benjamin Stolberg in particular.

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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.

      Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. San Francisco. 1937. - Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, image 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. 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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        American Copyright editions of The Diary of TE Lawrence An Essay on Flecker and Crusader Castles the Letters

      First American editions, printed to secure copyright. Each one of 56 copies. 8vo., original printed wrappers, separate good qulaity leather backed slipcases. New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc.

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        Three original lithographed posters and programs for the Pushkin centenary in 1937

      Riga, Daugavpils, and Liepaja: Puskina Komiteja, 1937. Very Good. Lithographed posters in two colors, in Latvian; 91 × 60; 94 × 60; and 99 × 66 cm. Faint horizontal and vertical fold lines. The celebration of the centenary of Alexander Pushkin's death in 1937 by the Russian diaspora would become one of the biggest symbols of its effort to uphold Russian culture and values in exile. An international phenomenon, the centenary resulted in special issues of journals and newspapers, illustrated editions of Pushkin's works and Pushkiniana, as well as a host of lectures, readings, musical and theatre performances. These three posters advertise a representative sampling of such events, organized under the auspices of the Pushkin Committees of Daugavpils, Liepaja, and Riga, the three most populous cities of Latvia. The production of such posters in Latvian and in the provinces speaks to the high degree of identification of Latvians with Russian culture and with the large émigré community in Latvia of the 1930s.

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        Sukiya Shusei. [Compendium of Sukiya Architecture]

      1937 - 20 volumes (complete). Numerous plans, architectural drawings, and photographic illustrations. Text in Japanese and English. 4to. Original decorated boards in glassine jackets and slipcases. Overall a close to fine set. Tokyo, Koyosha, Showa 10-12, i.e. 1935- Kitao Harumichi (1896-1973) was born in Osaka. His father specialized in the construction of temple buildings which clearly influenced his future path: Having studied architecture at the Tokyo Advanced Institute of Technology (Tokyo Koto Kogyo Gakko) Kitao opened his own office in Marunouchi in 1925. In the late 20s he moved to Kamakura where most of his projects were built. At a time when most architects aspired towards modernist architecture using western methods and styles, Kitao was engaged with traditional Japanese building styles and techniques. The present is his first publication giving an overview of the Sukiya style and its adaptation to modern needs. Sukiya is an elegant style of domestic architecturewhich was developed in connection with the tea ceremony. Initially it was the domain of those with power and money, but in the early 20th century it also became popular with the new prosperous middle class. Vol. 1 (The Higashiyama & Momoyama periods); 2 (The Tokugawa period - 1st Part); 3 (The Tokugawa period - 2nd Part); 4 (The Meiji & Taisho periods); 5 (A selection of Sukiya-zukuri homes from various schools); 6 (Sukiya homes for feudal lords, poets and scholars); 7 (Sukiya homes for tea masters); 8 (Gardens and lighting of Sukiya homes); 9 (Gardens in detail); 10 (Ponds); 11 (Modern Sukiya homes); 12 (Large Sukiya homes); 13 (Contemporary Sukiya homes); 14 (Other Sukiya homes between the Momoyama et the Tokugawa periods); 15 (Large Sukiya homes between the Momoyama et the Tokugawa periods); 16 (Sukiya country homes); 17 (Sukiya homes: Exteriors); 18 (Windows); 19 (Sukiya homes: Interior); 20 (Sukiya homes: Interior continued). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photoalbum with 111 original photographs of Japanese soldiers and some inhabitants in China and Machuria during the WO II, in daily life, the last 23 images are from portraits of soldiers and family and groupportraits.

      Japan, 1937-1945. Original photographs, 111 silverprints, ca.: 11 x 16 cm, 8,5 x 14 cm, 7 x 11 cm in 4to cloth album (Loose in binding). Impressive documentation from this period. Japan Army Infantry. KEYWORDS:japan/china/manchuria/photo.

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