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        GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Years

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE YEARS

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

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        The Years

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

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

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

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        Atto di Fede, Parva Favilla, Gran Fiamma Seconda

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

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        The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

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

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

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

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        MAIN STREET

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Metamorphosis

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ulysses

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les démons gardiens

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        BEOWULF. THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS. Sir Israel Golancz Memorial Lecture. British Academy 1936

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Birds of America

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

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        The Crowning Year And Other Poems

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Dejolibelle]
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        Great Contemporaries

      This is Churchill's much praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. Churchill's piece about Hitler can be a shock to the modern ear, underscoring both Churchill's ability to make a balanced appraisal of his subject and his earnest desire to avoid the war that Churchill would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years after this book was published. (Attention-seeking revisionists who cast Churchill as intent on causing the Second World War should read this, among other things.) About Hitler, Churchill wrote: "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle." There is a reason this book is still in print today. It was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill's balanced and nuanced perspectives are a good model for many of today's more polemic writers. And naturally, in the course of sketching the character of his contemporaries Churchill also reveals key glimpses into his own character and perspective. This is as fascinating a read today as it was in 1937. Here is a collector grade copy - fine in a near-fine, unclipped first printing dust jacket. Collectors should note that the first printing dust jacket is unique, with changes to the front flap on the second and subsequent printings. The blue cloth binding of this example is immaculate - tight and square with vivid blue color, bright gilt, square corners, nicely rounded spine, and virtually no wear. The contents are clean and tight with no spotting and no incriptions. The book has clean text block edges, and the blue-stained top edge retains strong, unfaded color. The striking orange dust jacket is bright, unclipped, and highly complete. Trivial losses are confined to the spine ends and corners. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic Reference: Cohen A105.1.a, Woods/ICS A43(a.1), Langworth p.178.

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        The Ace of Knaves

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

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        "Down Wind. Pintail Drake."

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

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        Six Plates from: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937 - Each of the 6 plates from Phair's monumental book signed in pencil on the lower right by the great artist Ogden Pleissner The plates are: Playing a Big One--Down's Gulch At Soldier's Gulch June--Devil's Half Acre Fork's Pool--Tobique New Brunswick Salmon Leaping Salmon 4to. Six plates from watercolor paintings by Ogden Pleissner, signed by the artist. Fine. Siegel 110; Frazier P-5-a; Bruns P72 (for published book)

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        And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street

      The Vanguard Press, New York 1937 - First edition (Younger & Hirsch 1). Lacks jacket - pictorial cover. 1/2 inch chip continues into 1 inch tear on spine base, edges rubbed (more along corners), owner bookplate on front endpaper. Pages very well preserved (no chips, tears or stains). A nice copy of a scarce and fragile book. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! [32] pp. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, which was rejected by dozens of publishers before being printed by Vanguard in 1937. It takes its name from a street near where Geisel grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the story follows an elaborate fantasy imagined by the main character, a boy named Marco. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chinese Buddhist Monasteries. Their Plan and its Function as a Setting for Buddhist Monastic Life.

      Copenhagen/London 1937. Rigt illustr. og med 4 udfold. planer i lomme. Fol. 396 s. Orig. halvpergament. Bindet sign. Jacob Baden 1938. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Palle Lauring. Richly illustr. and with 4 folding plates in a pocket. Publisher's half-vellum. (Jakob Baden 1938).. Prip-Møller (1889-1943), first came to China in 1921, and after studying in Peking he worked in Manchuria, as a consulting architect. The present work is the result of extensive researches undertaken between 1929 and 1933 and was first published in Copenhagen in 1937

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        Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de Les Vendeurs de larmes de Charles Esquier, n°196 du Livre Populaire

      Arthème Fayard 1937 Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de Les Vendeurs de larmes de Charles Esquier, n°196 du Livre Populaire, Arthème Fayard, juin 1927. Exécutée sur un carton Canson lavis A à grain satiné de format 17 x 25 cm (marges comprises ; le dessin fait 15 x 24), signée par l'artiste. La cartouche du titre fait partie du dessin original ; un macaron avec le prix de vente est collé. Un papier kraft monté sur le haut du canson vient protéger le dessin. Magnifique état. Giocchino Starace (1859 ? 1950), dit Gino Starace, fut le célèbre illustrateur de la collection du « Livre Populaire » des éditions Arthème Fayard, il en fit un nombre impressionnant de couvertures, choisissant très souvent une scène majeure, violente, étrange, émouvante, du roman, ou bien un portrait saisi dans un sentiment de colère, d'effarement, de terreur. Starace, dit-on, lisait souvent les textes pour choisir la scène qu'il allait composer. Natif de Naples, ce dessinateur italien a dominé presque un demi-siècle de littérature populaire française, grâce à une technique classique irréprochable au service des débordements du genre. Dans Lisibilité, emphase, narrativité (in Tapis Franc n°1, 1988), Daniel Couégnas montre que Starace perçut « la nécessité vitale qui commandait que l'illustration de couverture, cette affiche publicitaire en réduction fût saisie instantanément, appréhendée, déchiffrée de manière univoque par le regard afin de provoquer désir ou curiosité, conditions nécessaires d'une lecture ultérieure du roman ». Il précise que « la force de Starace, c'est sa capacité de synthétiser en une scène les stéréotypes qui renvoient immédiatement le lecteur moyen, médiocrement instruit, à un déjà-lu, ou un déjà-vu, tant historique que dramatique ou psychologique. » Son classicisme marié aux excès mélodramatiques, le choix de couleurs vives, la dynamique du mouvement et l'emphase constituent sa griffe qui culmine avec la folie surréaliste de la série à 65 centimes des Fantômas de Pierre Souvestre et Marcel Allain. Relevons aussi de grands textes de Gaston Leroux (Chéri-Bibi), les Pardaillan de Michel Zévaco, la saga de Rocambole de Ponson du Terrail, Naz-en-l'Air de Souvestre et Allain. (tv) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        THE DIVINE FOLLY.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited, [1937]. - First edition. 8vo. Lightly rubbed along bottom edges, else very good in dust jacket with light professional retoration to spine ends and corners. Two English brothers are members of a secret society that is plotting the assassination of Napoleon III. They travel from London to Venice, Venice to Vienna, Vienna to London, London to Paris: and into the glittering glamorous world of 19th Century Europe where men are not afraid of having a cause at heart. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de Le Secret de Midas de H.-J. Magog [Henri-Georges Jeanne], n°339 du Livre Populaire

      Arthème Fayard 1937 Gouache aquarellée signée Gino Starace pour la couverture de Le Secret de Midas de H.-J. Magog [Henri-Georges Jeanne], n°339 du Livre Populaire, Arthème Fayard, 1937. Exécutée sur un carton Canson lavis A à grain satiné de format 17 x 25 cm (marges comprises ; le dessin fait 15 x 24), signée par l'artiste. La cartouche du titre fait partie du dessin original ; un macaron pour le prix de vente est collé. Un papier calque monté sur le haut du canson vient protéger le dessin. Magnifique état. Giocchino Starace (1859 ? 1950), dit Gino Starace, fut le célèbre illustrateur de la collection du « Livre Populaire » des éditions Arthème Fayard, il en fit un nombre impressionnant de couvertures, choisissant très souvent une scène majeure, violente, étrange, émouvante, du roman, ou bien un portrait saisi dans un sentiment de colère, d'effarement, de terreur. Starace, dit-on, lisait souvent les textes pour choisir la scène qu'il allait composer. Natif de Naples, ce dessinateur italien a dominé presque un demi-siècle de littérature populaire française, grâce à une technique classique irréprochable au service des débordements du genre. Dans Lisibilité, emphase, narrativité (in Tapis Franc n°1, 1988), Daniel Couégnas montre que Starace perçut « la nécessité vitale qui commandait que l'illustration de couverture, cette affiche publicitaire en réduction fût saisie instantanément, appréhendée, déchiffrée de manière univoque par le regard afin de provoquer désir ou curiosité, conditions nécessaires d'une lecture ultérieure du roman ». Il précise que « la force de Starace, c'est sa capacité de synthétiser en une scène les stéréotypes qui renvoient immédiatement le lecteur moyen, médiocrement instruit, à un déjà-lu, ou un déjà-vu, tant historique que dramatique ou psychologique. » Son classicisme marié aux excès mélodramatiques, le choix de couleurs vives, la dynamique du mouvement et l'emphase constituent sa griffe qui culmine avec la folie surréaliste de la série à 65 centimes des Fantômas de Pierre Souvestre et Marcel Allain. Relevons aussi de grands textes de Gaston Leroux (Chéri-Bibi), les Pardaillan de Michel Zévaco, la saga de Rocambole de Ponson du Terrail, Naz-en-l'Air de Souvestre et Allain. (tv) Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Zenszhna rawoprawn'ij irazdanin SSSr

      N.p., 1937 - Signed twice, once on the front cover and once on the portrait by Krupskaya who was Lenin's wife, closest companion and fellow revolutionary. Rare (LENIN, VLADIMIR) Photographic portrait of the Author. 70 pp. MISSING PP.17/18 & 55/56 congugates. Original printed wrappers, stapled. Price of 40 kopek on rear wrapper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bajo tu clara sombra y otros poemas sobre España

      Tipografía Moderna (bajo la dirección de Altolaguirre, Valencia 1937 - Octavio Paz tenía veintitrés años cuando en 1937, en plena guerra cicil española, asistió como delegado al Congreso Internacional de Escritores convocado aquel año en Madrid y, por causa de la contienda, trasladado a Valencia donde otro poeta e impresor - Manuel Altolaguirre- había instalado sus prensas. De la colaboración entre ambos salió con prólogo del propio Altolaguirre, quien dice que "los cantos españoles de Octavio Paz, bajo una clara sombra helénica salen hoy a la luz, a todos los vientos, para que sean repetidos con fervor por nuestros valerosos combatientes". Bello y rarísimo ejemplar encuadernado con veinte hojas de respeto para darle volumen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlantica.

      Svenska originaltexten på uppdrag av Lärdomshistoriska samfundet utgiven av Axel Nelson. 1-4 + atlas. Uppsala och Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell, 1937-1950. 8:o + atlas i folio. (2),+ 590; (2),+ 708; (2),+ 777; (2),+ 297,+ (1); (4),+ 9 s.+ 40 planscher. Pergamentryggar över blå originalklotpärmar, ryggarna handtextade i svart och rött och med fem upphöjda bind, omslagen medbundna. Fem volymer. (Lychnos-biblioteket 2:1-5.) Ur Gösta och Siv Stenströms bibliotek, med exlibris

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF LILLIAN GISH

      New York. 12 April 1937. New York. 12 April 1937.. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 35.5 x 23 cm (14 x 9 inches). Slight discoloration on verso, otherwise near fine. A fine portrait of the actress, dating from the late days of her performance as Ophelia in the Broadway revival of HAMLET, opposite John Gielgud. This large format print bears Van Vechten's ink studio stamp on the verso. The subject, date and negative number are also written on the verso in ink, in Van Vechten's hand. There are no portraits of Lillian Gish indexed in the Library of Congress Van Vechten collection. A print from another negative taken during the same session is included in EXTRAVAGANT CROWD CARL VAN VECHTEN'S PORTRAITS OF WOMEN (Yale, Beinecke Library, 2003). This sitting is not recorded in Kellner, and the image printed in PORTRAITS (1978) is from her 1947 sitting.

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        [1935 -1940] ORIGINAL PHOTO ALBUM OF A 27 YEAR OLD BRITISH R.A.F. PILOT. Including his King George Appointment Cert. & Two Autograph letters

      n. p. n. d. [C. 1937]: Ellis, 1937 He was a young RAF Pilot - The original Certificate, a 17" x 25" parchment paper document printed in black & red [Present] appointed Keith Henry Augustus Ellis, Sqdn. Ldr., Acting Pilot Officer on June 4th, 1938. Keith kept a photo album. He rode his motorcycle across Britain, saw the countryside, saw The Queen Mary in dock & recorded: 68 mostly 2" x 3" prints with 14 4" X 6" prints, housed in a period album & mounted in corners [some loose]. Keith Henry made it to September 1941, age 27. Enclosed also are 2 lengthy letters to Keith's mother, Mrs. [Ada] Ellis 5 pages in total finely written & full of terrific content. The first 2 pg. letter dated: Ankara, 23.2.42 from Cmd. C H. Hawken, mostly about TOPPER, [Keith's], the dog, adopted by the squadron. The second much lengthier & earlier letter from Keith's buddy, F/Lt. R.D. Shepherd, RAF / Middle East Command, 11th October 1941. An extraordinary tender letter that begins: "My dear Mrs. Ellis; / I was a great friend to your Keith while he was in this squadron" & ends with: "His life and the value of it aren't to be measured in the Destruction he wrought to the enemy, which must have been tremendous, but in the immeasurable sorrow of his comrades such as I, and the pride we have in having shared the good times and the bad together and left with happy memories / Sincerely Yours / Jack". A snapshot of a young man's life during wartime. In very good general condition. The letters & certificate folded.. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition.

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        Mein Fliegerleben.

      100:th - 120:th thousand. Berlin, Ullstein 1937. 192 pp. + 36 double-sided plates. Publisher's cloth, spine faded and with minor staines, top of front cover slightly faded, one plate loose.. Dedication from the author on fly-leaf

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        Chansons d'amoures. Avec 6 tailles-douce par Margot Weemaes.

      , Anvers, (en collaboration de) Ch. Stockmans (et) J.-E. Buschmann, 1937 1937 reliure, liés dans la moitié bracelet en cuir, marbrés conseils, in-4°, 73 p., illustré de 6 compositions gravées en pleine page signées par l'artiste (au crayon),. Édition limitée. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés (n° 70) sur papier d'Arches. Très fines gravures originales.

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        Den afrikanske Farm. Orig. udg.

      Kbhvn. 1937. 383 s. Indb. ubeskåret med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt privat halvlæder med forgyldt rygtitel. Bindet signeret Anker Kysters Eftf

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        Oeuvres Complètes.

      Paris, Le Vasseur, 1937. 1937 10 voll. in-8° (242x184mm), tra le 250 e le 400 pp. ca. ogni volume, bella legatura del tempo di gusto Déco (non firmata, ma di Longatte di Parigi) in pelle blu oltremare con titolo e fregi in oro al dorso e inserti ai piatti azzurri a seminato dorato. Tagli di testa dorati. Conservate le brossure originali illustrate a colori disegnate da Draeger. Ogni volume è illustrato da decine di belle tavole calcografiche f.t. colorate all'acquatinta di Georges Lepape. Testo entro filettatura tipografica. Fregi tipografici ed ornamentazione di Draeger. Perfetto stato conservativo. Raccolta completa di questa pregevole edizione numerata di 2.820 esemplari (n° 1876 "sur Vélin de Rives à la forme") delle "Oeuvres Complètes" di de Musset, inclusiva anche di parte dell'epistolario, degli scritti postumi, dei suoi saggi di critica e di varia letteratura pubblicati su "Le Temps", sulla "Revue des Deux Mondes" e in altre sparse sedi. Il volume delle "Oeuvres posthumes" contiene anche cinque facsimili di lettere e liriche autografe di de Musset. Comprende: I) "La Confession d'un enfant du siècle". II) "Premières Poésies. 1828-1833". III) "Poésies nouvelles. 1833-1852". IV-V) "Contes et Nouvelles". VI-VIII) "Comédies et Proverbes". IX) "Mélanges de littérature et de critique". X) "Oeuvres posthumes". Lepape (Parigi, 1887-1971) si formò all'atelier Humbert, dove ebbe modo di frequentare alcuni dei migliori artisti della prima metà del Novecento, Braque, Picabia, Marie Laurencin. La sua opera risente nella stilizzazione della patente influenza delle stampe giapponesi. Fu collaboratore di varie riviste, fra cui "Vogue", di cui disegnò moltissime copertine, disegnò apprezzati costumi teatrali per balletti e per l'"Oiseau bleu" di Maeterlinck, creò affiches e illustrò molti volumi. Carteret, IV, 301: "Belle publication cotée. L'une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste". Bénézit, V, 590.

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        Electre. Pièce en duex actes.

      Paris: Bernard Grasset 1937. Bound in half morocco, with orig. wrappers preserved. Spine faded.. First edition. No. 6 of 10 copies on Japon Imperial

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        Métamorphose de Narcisse

      Editions Surréalistes 1937 Avec 3 reproductions du tableau dont une en couleurs. La photographie de la coverture est de Cecil Beaton Lievi abrasioni al dorso (Small abrasions to spine) Molto buono (Very good)

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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.

      Milano, Emilio Bestetti, 1937. 1937 2 voll. in-folio (420x308mm), pp. 68; 311; 292; legatura editoriale p. pelle rossa con medaglione metallico a sbalzo ai piatti riproducenti un'ornamentazione della Bibbia di Borso d'Este. Dorsi a nervi con decori in oro. Tagli superiori dorati, sguardie in seta rossa decorate con stemmi in oro. Una tavola applicata a colori con ritratto di Borso D'Este. La riproduzione facsimilare è eseguita prevalentemente in b.n., ma alcune delle pp. miniate sono sontuosamente riprodotte a colori. Ottimo esemplare entro custodia (restauri a una delle due custodie). Etichetta di libreria antiquaria. Riproduzione limitata a 500 esemplari numerati; il nostro esemplare, senza numerazione, reca, alla giustificazione di tiraggio, una dedica autografa di Ernesto Treccani "all'amico on. Alfredo Bruchi". La riproduzione in facsmile è preceduta da un importante studio di Adolfo Venturi. "Spesso mi si chiede come sia nata l?idea dell?acquisto e della donazione allo Stato della Bibbia di Borso d?Este... Più volte ho avuto occasione di esporre in pubblico la vicenda, avvenuta nel primo anno del Regime Fascista. Ora aderisco alla richiesta di molti di pubblicare riuniti alcuni documenti che spiegano come il prezioso Codice, compiuto a Ferrara negli anni dal 1455 al 1461 ed emigrato all?estero nel 1859, sia stato ricuperato all?Italia nel 1923 e riprodotto in fac-simile nel 1937. Ho aggiunto sei tavole a colori: due del maggior miniatore della Bibbia, Taddeo Crivelli, e una per ciascuno degli altri maestri, Franco de? Rossi (o de? Russi), Giorgio d?Alemagna, Marco dell?Avogaro, Guglielmo Giraldi" (Ernesto Treccani). Allegato il fascicolo di presentazione dell'opera impresso a Bergamo nel 1961 dalla Banca Popolare di Bergamo e dalle Poligrafiche Bolis, in-folio, pp. 20, brossura editoriale con stemma a sbalzo in argento al piatto. Il fascicolo reca 4 tavv. in b.n. f.t. e una tav. a colori f.t.

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        CANTI

      ALBERTO TALLONE 1937 Primo Centenario. Edizione in mille esemplari numerati (N° 922) su carta a mano composta dal gennaio al maggio 1937 nella stamperia di Maurizio Darantiere a Parigi. Il testo dei canti è quale risulta dall'edizione critica di F. MoronciniLegatura mezza pelle editorialeFormato OttavoNum Pagine 226 eccellente

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        The Late George Apley: A Novel in the Form of a Memoir

      Little, Brown & Co., 1937. First printing (cr: P date). With "Lovely Pearl" at top of p. 17 although the significance of that alleged point of issue is unclear. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine and front board. Red topstain. Book very good with faint vertical streaks to a number of pages evidently caused by a malfunction on press and common to this title. Topstain shows some evidence of waterspotting. Inscribed by Marquand and dated 01/37 on a separate leaf LAID (not bound) in. DJ essentially whole with a brown paper backing applied to reverse; evidently for preservation as it also shows evidence of waterstaining, small holes/wear at spine, esp front spine fold. Also age-discolored with several small surface tears to front panel. Price of $2.50 however is intact. Rare, both in first and signed. 354 pp. First Edition. Dustjacket: Good, Hardcover. Book condition: Very Good

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