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        Think and Grow Rich

      The Ralston Society, 1937-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Meriden, CT: Ralston Society, 1937: First Edition, First Printing, with matching dates of 1937 on the title and copyright page, and no further printings listed on the copyright page. In original maroon cloth binding with gold stamping. In Good condition, with some signs of use and age. Boards show wear and light scratches, with a few dings and rubbed corners. Spine ends frayed. Gilt is lightly rubbed and worn. Front and rear hinges exposed, leaving the binding slightly shaken. Previous owner name on front paste down,and a red blemish to the front free end paper. The pages are lightly age toned, and occasionally show light evidence of erased pencil markings. A nice copy overall. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Odd Duck Books]
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        Auca del noi català, antifeixista i humà. Vida del niño altruista catalán antifascista.

      Edició del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona 1937 - (Josep Obiols): Auca del noi català, antifeixista i humà. Vida del niño altruista catalán antifascista. [Barcelona], Edició del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937. [38]p. sin numerar. Dibuixos de Josep Obiols a color. Texto en catalán, inglés, francés y castellano. Cartoné editorial ilustrado con pequeñas pérdidas el lomo.Primera edición. Muy raro. Muy buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería del Signo]
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        A Book on Hackles for Fly Dressing. With an Introduction by W. Keith Rollo

      Newcastle Upon Tyne: Privately printed, [n.d. ca. 1937]. One of approximately 40 copies. 4to. Portrait frontispiece and 4 photographic illustrations, together with 11 card mounts containing 164 sample hackles. Text in blue morocco gilt, hackles in 11 captioned mounts, in original blue morocco folding box. Circular angling bookplate of F.W. Sims. Hampton's Angling Bibliography p. 32 . Complete with the full set of 11 card mounts containing the 164 hackles described in the text, all in the original full leather folding box. A superior copy of a rare work

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        The Story Of Ferdinand

      THE VIKING PRESS, NEW YORK 1937 - Illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket creased to edges and spine sunned. Head and tail of dust jacket chipped and the head crudely repaired with tape. Fading to edges. Dust jacket in Mylar protector. Tan cloth spine over pink decorated boards. Illustrated end papers. Black and white illustrations. DATE PUBLISHED: 1937 EDITION: 6TH PRINTING UNPAGINATED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Foundations for Mathematical Logic

      [Washington: Mathematical Association of America], 1937. First edition, the rare offprint issue, of the paper in which Quine first presented his axiom system for set theory (now usually known as &#145;NF&#146;). NF is intended to address the &#145;crisis of foundations&#146; that mathematicians have attempted to resolve since the early 20th century. This &#145;crisis&#146; refers to the paradoxes which affect &#145;naive&#146; set theory, the best known of which is &#145;Russell&#146;s paradox&#146;: if S is the set of all sets that are not members of themselves, is S a member of itself? If it is, it isn&#146;t, and if it isn&#146;t, it is. & &#147;Although [Quine] is best known to a wider public for his philosophical writings, his most enduring and most concrete legacy for the next 50 years may well turn out to be his most mathematical: he gave us NF&#148; (Forster, p. 838)<br/><br/>& & The first attempt to resolve Russell&#146;s and other similar paradoxes was made by Russell himself (1908) in his theory of types. In this theory, every set is assigned a type (a positive whole number); the bottom type is a type of atoms and sets of type n+1 are sets of things of type n. Every variable of the theory is constrained to range over one level only. This means that Russell&#146;s paradox cannot even be formulated within type theory. However, the theory was found to have many drawbacks, as it prevented not only the formulation of the troublesome paradoxes, but also other apparently sensible statements. In addition, it necessarily introduces infinite multiplicities: for example, there has to be one empty set of each possible type, as well as a set of natural numbers of each type, etc. <br/><br/>& & NF is similar to Russell&#146;s theory in that it involves types, but rather than assign a type to each set once and for all, it assigns a type to each variable in a given formula. If a variable x in a given formula is assigned type n, and if &#145;x e y&#146; appears in the formula, then y must be assigned type n+1. In addition, if &#145;x = y&#146; appears in the formula, then x and y must have the same type. A formula is &#145;stratified&#146; if there is an assignment of types to variables in the formula that meets these constraints. The axioms of NF are now simply stated: extensionality, together with a scheme that says that the extension of a stratified formula is a stratified formula. NF avoids the paradoxes of naive set theory because the formulas necessary to formulate the paradoxes are not stratified (for example, a set cannot be a member of itself because x e x is obviously not a stratified formula). But it also avoids the multiplicities and other difficulties inherent in Russell&#146;s type theory. <br/><br/>& & The approach taken in ZF is to restrict what objects can be called sets, rather than to impose restrictions on how sets are defined, as is done in NF. In ZF the empty set is a set, and any collection of sets is a set (and there are no other sets). ZF appears to resolve Russell&#146;s paradox because the &#145;set&#146; of all sets that are not members of themselves is not in fact a set. Although ZF appears to be able to accommodate the whole of mathematics, many mathematicians believe ZF fails to capture the informal concept of a set: in ZF there is no universal set (&#145;the set of all sets&#146;), and the universe of sets is not closed under the elementary operations of the algebra of sets. NF is less restrictive: for example, in NF there is a universal set (&#145;the set of all sets&#146;). On the other hand, it was proved by Specker that the Axiom of Choice is false in NF, which some mathematicians believe restricts its usefulness for mathematics. The debate NF vs. ZF is ongoing. <br/><br/>& & T. Forster, &#147;Sixty years of NF.&#148; The American Mathematical Monthly 104, no. 9 (November 1997), pp. 838-845.& 8vo (255 x 182 mm), offprint from: American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 44 (1937), pp. 70-80, a fine copy in the original grey printed wrappers.

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        Spanish Testament

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. With an Introduction by The Duchess of Atholl. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine. With the dust jacket. Ends and corners lightly rubbed, spine lettering somewhat dulled, edges a little spotted but internally clean; a very good copy indeed, in the spine-tanned mildly dust-soiled and lightly rubbed jacket. First edition, first impression, of author and journalist Arthur Koestler&#39;s first published book, his personal narrative of his adventures as a journalist in the Spanish Civil War. Victor Gollancz&#39;s characteristically striking jacket (which is rare) advertises "his experiences as the News Chronicle correspondent: & how he was present at the fall of Malaga: his arrest: weeks in prison under sentence of death.

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        Sally Bowles (C.D.Lewis' Copy with his signature)

      The Hogarth Press 1937 - A First UK Printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1937.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD ++ or better condition.The book is tight with some mild foxing to the front and end fly papers.There is some age related dustiness to the text block but the rest of the book is clean.The spine is a little darkened and rubbed at the edges.The spine tips are a little frayed and rubbed.The Book Society Ex Libris bookplate (which is in fine condition and has not been filled in) has been tipped in on one edge to the inner margin of page 79 and does not affect the text.The extremely scarce and fragile WRAPPER is complete.There is a closed tear running the whole length of the front spine hinge separating the wrapper into two pieces.The spine is darkened with some edge-wear at the top of the spine involving the front upper panel ( see photos).Some mild foxing spots in places.The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover and looks complete and together within this.The iconic wrapper design by Richard kennedy looks striking within the archival protector.This copy belonged to the The NOBEL Laureate C.D.Lewis who has signed his name in pencil to the front end-paper.This Isherwood novella, his fourth solo publication, a Berlin story was subsequently incorporated into the iconic title 'Goodbye to Berlin' which was to be published two years later.Extremely scarce to find this title with the scarce wrapper in any condition.Enhanced by being such a wonderful association copy. ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Biggles Air Commodore [2]

      Published by Oxford University Press, Amen House, London First edition 1937. First edition hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original grey cloth covers and top edge, navy lettering and biplane to spine, four seaplanes to upper panel. 8vo 1.9 thick x 7½" x 5½" 255 pp. Colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by Howard Leigh and Alfred Sindall. Light foxing to the page edges and in Very Good condition, slight age tanning down the spine, colour copy dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The Crime Wave at Blandings

      Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and pictorial design to upper board in dark green, top edge dyed green. With the dust jacket. Light spotting to edges of text block, a few very lightly rubbed spots at the extremities. An excellent, fresh copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with faded spine panel. First edition, first printing. A lovely copy. There was no UK equivalent of this collection, though the title story was also published in the UK in the same year in a different collection entitled Lord Emsworth and Others.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Soviet communism : A new civilisation / by Sidney and Beatrice Webb: Postscript added to the second edition together with authenticated translation of complete text of the New Constitution of 1936 ...by Mrs. Anna Louise Strong and summary of its contents by S. and B. Webb, rearranged as a new declaration of the rights of man

      Privately printed by the authors for issue to purchasers of the first edition, 1937. 1st Edition thought to be 1937. Description: 1 vol. (continuous paging) ; 22 cm. Subjects: (Russia (1923- U.S.S.R) Constitution -- Communism -- Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1917-1936 -- Administrative and political divisions -- Social conditions. Fine copy in the original stiff-card wrappers. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Signed to Prof. T. H. Marshall by both of the authors.

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        THE TRIAL. Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir.

      Victor Gollancz Ltd. london. 1937 - FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.1 inches). A fine, clean copy finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments lettered, ruled and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Top edge gilt. A Fine copy of this important and powerful book. Originally published in German, as Der Prozess, in 1925. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Salute to Yesterday

      New York, Random House, 1937. 1st Edition. Description: 5 p. L. , 3-365 p. 21 cm. SIGNED, inscribed and dated by the author. Stated first printing. Near fine copy in the original paper-laeled cloth-backed marble boards. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Souvenirs Fantastiques et nouveaux souvenirs

      Au Verseau c 1937, Lausanne - Inscribed by the author on the half-title. First Edition, no date (1937). French text. Hardcover, shiny blue covers, silver title. 142 pp., plus index. Very Good, no dust jacket. Spine sunned and rubbed, with minor loss to the blue paper; rubbing and light sunning to the boards. Fine, bright, clean contents. Strong binding. 3 line inscription by the author, in French, dated 1944 in New York City. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        The Case of the Lame Canary (First Edition, inscribed)

      New York: William Morrow, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / With best from the boss / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes&#39; biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner&#39;s early assistants.& & Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Dampstain along the fore-edges of the boards (and conversely, along the flap folds of the jacket at the verso) and top right corner of the text block. Jacket has two chips, one at the crown and one at the bottom rear panel, neither affecting any titling. Despite noted flaws, a bright copy.

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        Star Maker (First Edition)

      London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1937. FIRST EDITION, first printing. This is the rare original trade paperback issued in the same year as the hard cover. This book is much rarer than the hardcover in dust jacket ($4000 - $12000). Front cover is worn with splitting at the front cover and spine, no previous owner&#39;s names, not exlibrary. pp.[i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xii 1-339 [340: the printer&#39;s imprint]. Overall in FAIR condition only. Still a very desirable and a rarely seen first edition. Photos available upon request. Star Maker is an influential science fiction novel by Olaf Stapledon, written in 1937. Star Maker is a cornerstone work of science fiction. Stapledon undertakes the immense task of describing the entire history of life in the universe. It dwarfs in scale even his 1930 book Last and First Men, which is a history of the human species over two billion years. It tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator, and it succeeds in evoking a sense of the sheer scale and complexity of the cosmos. The narrator starts with a concern at the clash of ideas on Earth and finds analogies to both communism and fascism among the aliens he visits. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations. Some of the elements and themes briefly discussed prefigure later fiction concerning genetic engineering and alien life forms. It has long been considered to be one of the finest works of science fiction ever written.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Paperback.

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        STRICTLY FROM HUNGER

      1937. Very Good. PERELMAN, S.J. STRICTLY FROM HUNGER. New York: Random House, (1937). First edition. Some of the stories collected here were previously published in The New Yorker, College Humor, Life, Judge, and Contact. 8vo., orange cloth with horizontal green strip lettered in gilt. Bookseller&#39;s stamp to ffep. Some light overall exterior soil, especially at top-edge of bookblock. Small spot of sticker residue to lower ffep. Bookplate removal residue along the gutter of the rear pastedown. Clean and fresh text. A very good copy, scarce in an edgeworn and crown-chipped dust jacket that has been tape-reinforced to the rear of the panels.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A Trojan Ending

      Deyá, Majorca: The Seizin Press, and London: Constable & Company Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original black boards, titles to spine in black, top edge dyed orange. With the illustrated dust jacket. With an index of principle characters, and a colour folding map at the rear. Mild partial tanning to endpapers; a superb copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket only very lightly rubbed. First edition, first impression, of the first novel by poet Laura Riding, an atmospheric tale of Troy, with Cressida (or Chaucer&#39;s "Crisseyde") as its central heroine. Riding was living with Robert Graves in Deia, Majorca, until the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, and they founded and ran the Seizin Press together. Scarce in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Out of Africa

      Putnam, London 1937 - First Edition ("First Published November 1937" on the copyright page), preceding all other English-language editions, including the more common American first printing of 1938, of Dinesen's best-loved work, published under her pseudonym. Original coarsely woven, claret-colored cloth, the spine lettered in gilt. 8vo: x, 416pp. A Fine, bright copy, apparently unread, the binding tight and square, the spine gilt brilliant, the pages spotless. Just superb. Blixen?s second book, part novel, but mostly memoir of her 19 years in Africa?"I had a farm . . . at the foot of the Ngong Hills." The Oscar-winning film (1985), starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, was based more on Judith Thurman?s biography of Blixen than the book, in which Blixen's romance with Denys Finch-Hatton is mentioned only obliquely. Out of Africa is unusual as the work of a colonial writer in placing Africans, rather than white settlers, in the foreground, along with descriptions of the glorious landscape. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Great Contemporaries

      Putnam?s, NY, 1937, 1st American printing. - Bound in smooth navy cloth, blocked in red and silver. Churchill writes biographic essays on 21 of the Great and The Good ( and the bad- as Hitler is here). 299 pages, indexed, photo plate of each subject. Book is very crisp, seems unread, covers unmarked, spine strong and bright, page edges even and free of spots, top edges a good unfaded red. No names or markings. Dustjacket is clipped, top edge reinforced on back with old tape, and stains show in a few spots. Spine has good unfaded colour, small chips at ends. (A43ab.1). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Deutsches Verwaltungsrecht

      Zentralverlag der NSDAP. Collectible - Very Good. Small Quarto. Cloth Hardcover, 1937. First Edition. xxiii, 516 pp. Dustjacket has shallow chips and creases to edges, closed tears along rear joint. Bound in original brown cloth. Light marginal toning througout textblock. Binding solid. Tome functions well. Classic legal text of Administrative Law under the Nazi Third Reich. Uncommon with jacket. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Their Eyes Were Watching God : a Novel

      J.B. Lippincott Co. Collectible - Good. Octavo. Cloth Hardcover, 1937. First Edition. 286 pp. Literary classic from this Harlem Renaissance writer. No dustjacket. Ex-library; no institutional markings to exterior. Institutional treatments occur only to endpapers. Bound in original orange cloth with black lettering. Cover shows moderate bumps and soiling, a couple short tears in cloth. Textblock is square and upright. Pages clean. Binding is bit shaken, but sound. Tome handles well. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Kawakami&#39;s Riidoru Ehon / Ridoru Ehon (1937); Ei-Wa taiyaku eiri - Kawakami-shi ridoru ehon

      Tokyo: Hangaso. 1937. First printing. Hardcover. Fine. First printing, 1937. Small 8vo (19cm; approx. 6.5 x 5 inches), Cloth- backed paper-covered boards with woodblock illustrations on covers which are pale green. Unpaginated: 4 preliminary woodcut pages in b/w, showing portrait frontispiece of the author, title page, sub-title page, table of contents, followed by 16 "lessons" of phrases in English and Japanese with facing woodcut plates in black and white, some very funny ("Our house is overrun with rats"), followed by 5pp of publisher&#39;s information, etc., with wood-cut illustrations. Very RARE with OCLC recording only 1 copy, at Princeton, although we located another copy at the University of Hawaii; see call number NE1325.K34 A4 1937. Sumio Kawakami (1895-1972) has the following biographical details recorded at artlino. com: "Sumio Kawakami -- born in Yokohama -- was a teacher for English and a self-taught sosaku hanga artist. He was a modest man and considered himself an amateur printmaker. Today Kawakami prints are to be found in important museum collections. And a complete museum is devoted exclusively to his woodblocks. Kawakami never attended any of the official art schools. However as a child and adolescent he was a frequent guest in the art studio of Goda Kiyoshi (1862-1938), a printmaker who was experienced both in Western and in traditional Japanese printmaking. At the age of twenty- two, Sumio went to the US and Canada for two years. On his return, he became an English teacher in a public School of Tochigi Prefecture. The printmaking activities of Kawakami started after his return from North America. He became a member of several sosaku hanga associations and exhibited with these groups regularly. The artist created single sheet prints and 33 limited edition books - mostly self-carved and self- printed.& His style is sometimes ironical and humorous. Many print subjects deal with the impact of foreigners on the Japanese culture. Thus he continued the yokohama-e traditon - in a different and more critical, but never aggressive style. In 1945, during the last year of the second world war, the artist and his wife were evacuated to Hokkaido, where they stayed until 1949. In 1949 he was awarded a prize by the Tochigi Prefecture for his cultural merits. In the 1960s Sumio Kawakami finally gained late recognition. In 1974 and 1975 several large retrospective exhibitions were held in his memorial. Today the Kawakami Sumio Print Museum, located in central Kanuma of Tochigi Prefecture, displays solely the works of Kawakami Sumio." CONDITION is fine, usual tanning to paper. . catalog10/12

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        To Have and Have Not

      New York: Scribner, 1937. First. hardcover. fine. 262pp. 8vo, handsomely rebound in full crimson morocco; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; marbled endpapers, t.e.g. New York: Charles Scribner&#39;s Sons, 1937. First edition. A fine copy.

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        DIE WAPPENBUCHER VOM ARLBERG. Erster Teil: die drei Original-handschriften von St. Christoph auf dem Arlberg aus den Jahren 1394 bis rund 1430.

      Volksbund der deutschen Sippenkundlichen Vereine 1937-1943 In-4 gr., cartelletta con legacci in cartonato coevo, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, contenente 10 fascicoli in bross., a fogli sciolti, di complessive pp. 328, magnificamente illustrati da xilografie a colori che raffigurano antichi stemmi araldici risalenti al periodo 1394-1430 e appartenenti alla Confraternita di St. Christoph am Arlberg (Tirolo). Ogni pagina contiene uno o più stemmi, presentati con la descrizione della famiglia. Una delle più importanti opere di araldica, realizzata alla fine degli anni ?30, a cura del tedesco Otto Hupp (1859-1949), grande disegnatore di insegne e incisore, e più volte ristampata. La Confraternita di S. Cristoforo fu creata per salvaguardare l?esistenza dell?ospizio fondato da Heinrich Findelkind nel 1386. Chi aveva ricevuto aiuto si associava a S. Cristoforo e si impegnava a dare un contributo. Vennero riempiti interi registri con i nomi e le armi di tutti coloro che ne facevano parte, nomi dei fondatori, dei molti benefattori, di provenienza non solo austriaca ma anche svizzera, tedesca, ecc. I membri facevano parte di ogni classe sociale, quindi troveremo uomini famosi come pure tanta gente comune. Mentre le altre collezioni di stemmi usavano limitarsi alla nobiltà, qui ad Arlberg le armi venivano assegnate con la riscossione del tributo. Esemplare ben conservato. Raro.

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

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

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        The Happy Return

      London: Michael Joseph, Ltd., 1937 First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title page. A near fine copy, with a slight hint of wear to the spine head and tail, minor toning to the spine, light spotting to the page edges, otherwise bright and clean; in an unclipped dust jacket, with minor wear and chipping to the spine tail and the bottom corners, small losses to the spine head and top edges, partial publisher&#39;s wrap-around band, light spotting to the front panel and spine, minor toning to the spine, slight smudging to the rear panel. Scarce in jacket. The Happy Return, published in the United States as Beat to Quarters is the first of the author&#39;s novels to feature the protagonist Horatio Hornblower, a fictional Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic Wars. Forester came up with this character after reading serialized stories about the Napoleonic Wars in turn of the 19th century issues of The Naval Chronicle while traveling by boat from North America to Central America. The Happy Return and the two subsequent novels were published from 1937-1939, and the three stood alone as a trilogy for almost a decade. The later novels were written after World War II, and the influence of the archetypal patriotic, heroic military figure of post-war America is evident in his writing. Many of these later texts were originally published serially in Saturday Evening Post under the title "Hornblower of the Indies." They serve as prequels and sequels to the original trilogy, which is situated thematically in the middle of the larger saga.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        WE DIDN&#39;T MEAN TO GO TO SEA

      1937. Good. RANSOME, Arthur. WE DIDN&#39;T MEAN TO GO TO SEA. London: Jonathan Cape (1937). First edition. 351 pp. 8vo., dark green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Map endpapers have a faint ouch of foxing - else the book is very clean internally. A few small spots to fore-edge, not affecting text. In a good dust jacket, spine darkened, with a 1/2 inch chip to top of spine above title, and a few small closed tears to rear panel. Jacket is lightly age-toned at edges. The Swallows adrift - a wonderful children&#39;s adventure at sea.

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        Untitled [Original Linocut Print]

      British Columbia - 1937. () Near fine. Original linocut print with black ink on white paper. 8.5" X 8.5" print. In Black frame with thin gilt linear border and white matting (frame measures 15.5 X 15.5"). The print is signed by the artist in the bottom right hand corner (in pencil). Print is in fine condition with some wear to the top right corner of frame (where wood beneath is visible). Bright and clear contrast. A lively image showing a cloudy sky, houses and a house boat on the water and trees behind. Strong bold lines give the image a playful, ambigious feel. William Percy Weston was one of the first artists to capture the ephemeral, majestic beauty of British Columbia. His work is of the vintage and quality as his contemporaries, the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, although he never rose to the same level of fame or commercial success. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1937. Signed limited edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 81pp. Quarto [26 cm] Beige cloth covered flexible boards, with gray ink stamped linear square designs on the covers, and a red ink stamped pony vignette on the front cover. The date of publication has been stamped in Roman Numerals with red ink on the front cover. Top edge trimmed, other edges deckled. With publisher&#39;s slipcase (Same limitation number as the book). The book is in near fine condition. The title on the spine has faded. With the acetate dust jacket. The dust jacket is chipped, and has a loss from the bottom edge. The loss measures 3" wide by 1" deep. The slipcase is in good condition, with light rubbing and scratching to the surfaces and edges. There are several splits along the edges. There is also a small loss from one of the edges. Signed by John Steinbeck on the limitation page. Number 393 of 699. John Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for Grapes of Wrath in 1940.

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

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

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

      London: Michael Joseph,, 1937&#150;62. The Happy Return (1937); A Ship of the Line (1938); Flying Colours (1938); The Commodore (1945); Lord Hornblower (1946); Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950); Lieutenant Hornblower (1952); Hornblower and the Atropos (1953); Hornblower in the West Indies (1958); Hornblower and the Hotspur (1962). 10 volumes, octavo (183 × 118 mm). Recent dark blue morocco, titles and gilt ship decoration to spines, single gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent set handsomely bound. First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position, hounded by the prospect of a paternity suit, Forester jumped aboard a cargo boat bound for home. Another passenger was the photographer Barbara Sutro. In the voyage, he took a one-day cruise around the Gulf of Fonseca in the ship&#39;s motor lifeboat, and by the end of the voyage he had a new novel worked out, The Happy Return, with its characters Hornblower, Bush, and Lady Barbara. Hornblower, with all his human indecisiveness and cross-grainedness, was Forester as he wished he had the courage to be, and Forester wrote about Hornblower again and again.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        STAR MAKER

      LONDON: METHUEN & CO. LTD. NEAR FINE IN A VERY GOOD D.J.. PUB 1937. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. IDENTICAL TO THE FIRST IMPRESSION AND FIRST ISSUE (SATTY & SMITH A7.1.1.1) WITHOUT PRICE OF "8s. 6d. net" ON FRONT FLAP . LIGHT BLUE CLOTH COVERED BOARDS WITH MAROON TITLES TO THE SPINE. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT WITH SPINE VERY SLIGHTLY DISCOLORED AND A TRACE OF CORNER RUB. D.J. IS VERY NICE SOME MODEST PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION TO THE CORNERS OF THE DARKENED SPINE PANEL AND CORNERS AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. (NOTE THAT FLAPS DO NOT HAVE THE "8s. 6d. net" PRICE BUT NONE ARE CLIPPED) I BELIEVE THAT THIS BOOK WAS INTENDED FOR THE CANADIAN MARKET AS IT TURNED UP THERE. SATTY AND SMITH DO NOT MENTION A CANADIAN ISSUE. AN EXCELLENT COPY OF A BOOK AND D.J. THAT ON THE RARE OCCASION IT DOES TURN UP IT DOES SO IN LESS THAN COLLECTIBLE CONDITION. .

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Biggles - Air Commodore

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

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Under Capricorn (First UK Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        The Hand in the Glove (First Edition)

      New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good example of the rare dust jacket. Jacket has some chipping at the spine ends and corners, though no titling is affected. In a custom clamshell box.& & Stout&#39;s fourth novel, the first (and only) Dol Bonner mystery, published in between two Nero Wolfe novels, "The Rubber Band" and "The Red Box.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Building Plans and Perspective for a Residence for Mrs. Thomas A. Driscoll, at 800 Francisco St., San Francisco.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        WORTH WILE.

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

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A

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

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO POLLY PEABODY

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        THE GARDENER WHO SAW GOD

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

      [Bookseller: Orlando Booksellers]
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        In Pictures: A Hollywood Satire (Signed First Edition)

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

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        A Winter Firework / by Villiers David ; with Decorations by Osbert Lancaster

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        [HOLOGRAPH DRAFT AND MULTIPLE TYPESCRIPTS FOR ONE-ACT PLAY ENTITLED "JIM LEE & CO. LAUNDRY"]

      (San Francisco): np, 1937. First edition. Very Good. 4to. typing paper in a contemporary three-ring binder. Some edgewear, toning. Generally very good. Four typescripts (with minor variations between), assorted notes, and a holographic draft of a nine-page one-act play prepared for O.E.S. Amity chapter 262 in San Francisco and performed on Oct. 11th, 1937. Set entirely in a Chinese laundry, the play tastelessly partakes of an array of stereotypes. The "Dramatic Personae" includes African-Americans ("Sambo Washington," "a dark cloud"), Germans ("Baron Goofus" and "Weenie Schnitzel"), Chinese ("Quong What," "Chong Foey," and "More Yet"), homosexuals ("Bill Lightfoot," a "foxy gent"), and even a Chinese homosexual ("Sing High"), among others. Almost entirely in difficult-to-read and awkward dialect with some faux Chinese and German thrown in for good measure, what plot there is revolves around the misunderstandings of various customers as they interact with laundry proprietor Jim Lee. "Hilarity" ensues. An unique glimpse behind the temple curtains into a hermetic world where racism and prejudice were openly perpetuated, even though undoubtedly from the participants&#39; perspective it was all "in good fun." Right.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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