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        Hop-là ! L'hebdomadaire de la jeunesse moderne. Numéros 1 (7 décembre 1937) à 130 (2 juin 1940)

      Paris: Opera mundi, 1937. Livre. Très bon. relié. Edition originale. In-folio. Paris, Opera mundi, 1937 [7 décembre] - 1940 (2 juin). 2 volumes in-folio, le premier réunissant les numéros 1 à 52, 34 x 24 cm, le second les numéros 53 à 130, 36,5 x 26 cm, reliures de pleine toile verte, titre et années au dos. Jusqu'au numéro 52 la revue fait 8 pages dont 4 en couleurs. A partir du numéro 53, elle devient un peu plus grande et passe à 12 pages dont seules les deux de couverture sont en couleurs, elle reprend 8 pages à partir du numéro 95. Série complète à l'exception des très rares numéros 0, 131 et 132. Cet important journal de bandes dessinées, publié par les mêmes que ceux qui éditaient Le journal de Mickey et Robinson, publie, en première page "Popeye" (qui passera ensuite en page 2) et en dernière page le légendaire "Prince Vaillant", qui paraît ici pour la première fois en français. Dans chaque numéro il reprend le texte des volumes successifs des aventures de Tarzan par Edgar Rice Burroughs et publie en pages intérieures, de façon récurrente "Mandrake le magicien", "La patrouille des Aigles", "Diane détective", "Mac Orian"... Un des journaux français de bandes-dessinées de l'entre-deux-guerres les plus recherchés. Habiles restaurations aux numéros 1 et 53, quelques numéros rognés un peu court en queue, trois ou quatre petites déchirures sans manque. Agréable et rare série. (6 kg).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        "Gallant Fox" Hand-colored print of the celebrated racehorse "Winner of the Flash, Junior Champion, Wood, Preakness, Kentucky Derby . .. World's Greatest Money Winner in 1931 ... Property of William Woodward Esquire"

      [New York: privately printed by The Derrydale Press, 1937]. This state without jockey. Size of edition unknown. 17-3/4 x 13-3/4 (plate size). Signed by the artist in pencil at lower right. Small stains in margin not affecting image. Fine. Ordeman (2005) pp. 96-7, 108; Siegel p. 234. Provenance: descendant of the Loew family . Beautiful specimen of an exceedingly rare Derrydale sporting print commissioned by William Woodward, New York banker and owner of the Bel Air Stud in Maryland, who also commissioned the two most sought after books of the press, 'Gallant Fox A Memoir' and 'Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses'. With a fine association, inscribed lower left "To William Goodby Loew from William Woodward"

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        1936 BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS SPEED RUNS, Report of

      Bradford, PA:: Kendall Refining Company,. 1937.. 11-1/8" x 8-1/4". 1 of 8 cc total. 7 ll, typewritten text recto only [carbon copy].. Bound in a manilla folder.. A VG+ item.. 1 of 7 carbon copies of Robinson's typewritten report to H. C. Bougey, Chief Chemist, General Motors, wherein Robinson details the results of sponsored speed run(s) in 1936 "to establish Worlds' speed records with a view to utilizing results for advertising and sales promotion." The car built was anchored by Duesenberg chassis, and powered with a Curtiss Conqueror Model V-1570 engine, producing 445 HP. Tires were Firestone. All lubricants, from engine to chassis, were Robinson. The driver was David Abbott "Ab" Jenkins, who just the year prior, had established a 24 hour land speed record of 135 mph. For these sponsored attempts, as sanctioned by the American Automobile Association, there were 4 testing periods: Sept. 7th, 21st - 23rd, & the 28th. And resulting were the establishment of 19 speed records, from 169.57 mph for 100 mile distance, to the 48 hour endurance, at 148.62 mph. And oh yeah, Jenkins upped his 24-hour record to 153.76 mph. Since the letter notes 7 other copies of this report were prepared, we can't, in good conscious, term it "unique", but certainly a rare item documenting the constant quest for more speed, in this case a successful one at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, a place made famous by Jenkins [and others] in these feats of automotive 'chest- thumping'. . Illustrated with 1 folded leaf, a facsimile log-sheet for Jenkins' 48 hour run Sept 21 - 23, 1936, showing 7 parameters [MPH, Oil Pressure, H2O out, engine oil temp, axle oil temp, transmission oil temp & atmospheric temp], as recorded over a 52 hour period. 16 captioned b/w snapshots [~ 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"], 15 of the car [et al] & 1 of Jenkins, tipped-in to 4 leaves following the log-sheet.

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        VERVE: issues 1-30 and 33-38. 36 Issues (of 38) in 25 volumes (of 26)

      Paris, 1937-1960, the incomplete set of Verve, 36 issues (of 38) in 25 volumes (of 26), lacking one volume (31/32 Braque); first French or first American editions. Among the highlights in this set are the 'Illustrations for the Bible', 'Drawings for the Bible' with 24 original color lithographs by Marc Chagall; pochoirs and lithos by and after Henri Matisse (i.e. Verve 13 with no usual offsetting to the very important ”La Chute d'Icart”), Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Alberto Giacometti, Paul Klee, Pierre Bonnard and many other artists. This set is in excellent condition, all volumes covered with tissue protective wrappers; thus quite rare.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Sue? mentira de Franco.

      Sue? mentira de Franco. Paris, 1937. Original wrappers with Picasso's calligraphy and letterpress text, with 2 original etchings by Picasso, both numbered in pencil, with stamped Picasso signature. In very good condition. Ref: Cramer, no.28. Bloch n.297-298.

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        LES PASTORALES DE LONGUS OU DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ

      Paris: Les Frères Gonin, 1937. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (this is copy #CXXV, one of the hors commerce copies with an additional suite of plates). 219 x 137 mm (8 5/8 x 5 3/8"). [2], 217, [5] pp. One volume and one portfolio. Translated by Jacques Amyot. MOST ATTRACTIVE BEIGE CRUSHED MOROCCO BY IRMGARD HACCIUS (stamp-signed "I. H." in gilt on rear cover), front cover with gilt titling (arranged in 10 short, descending rows) surrounded by blind tooled leaves and grasses, rear cover with three-inch column of blind tooled leaves bearing gilt berries and the binder's initials, flat spine with titling in blind, top edge gilt. Housed, with the portfolio of plates in its original printed paper wrapper, in a matching marbled paper folding box with beige morocco spine and edges (no doubt done by Haccius as well). WITH 47 WOODCUTS BY ARISTIDE MAILLOL depicting scenes from the text, AND WITH AN EXTRA SUITE OF 48 PLATES printed in sanguine, the additional plate bearing the 15 woodcut initials used in the text. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of German bibliophile and music publisher Ludwig Strecker. The Artist and the Book 174. A SPLENDID COPY, clean and bright in a luxurious unworn binding. This version of Longus' charming Greek pastoral novel of awakening love long retained its popularity and was published frequently, often with illustrations. And perhaps the chief virtue of the present edition is the unaffected, sometimes mischievous woodcuts of nymphs and lovers by the French-Catalan artist Aristide Maillol (see previous entry). According to "The Artist and the Book," the work is "perhaps the most harmonious of Maillol's illustrated books." The very attractive and intelligent binding is by Mainz master bookbinder Irmgard Haccius (1916-2003), whose work here is entirely in keeping with the illustrator's graceful simplicity. Haccius studied at the art academies in Munich and Berlin in addition to completing advanced training in book binding at the Academy of Fine Arts at Castle Giebenstein Hall. She was one of the first faculty members at the State University Institute for Art and Handicraft in Mainz, before joining Johannes Gutenberg University in 1973 as a professor in the Department of Visual Arts.

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        Cahiers D'Art 4 - 5 "AIDEZ ESPAGNE"

      Cahiers D'Art 4-5, 12e Annee, Paris 1937. With the color pochoire "AIDEZ ESPAGNE" by Miro'. In fine condition. Ref: Cramer IV.

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        Dictionnaire de spiritualité ascétique et mystique. Doctrine et histoire. Publié sous la direction de Marcel Viller, S.J. assisté de F. Cavallera, et J. de Guibert, S.J. continué par A. Rayez, A. Derville, P. Lamarche et A. Solignac. Avec le concours d'un grand nombre de collaborateurs

      Paris, Beauchesne, 1937. -1995. 17 volumes in 21 bindings. Complete set including index / tables générales. Later cloth hardcovers, gilt text on spines. Together over 14000 pp. printed in 2 columns. - (minor wear) Very good set. See image.

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        LA CHEVELURE

      [Paris]: Editions Sagesse, 1937.. Small quarto. Gold foil paper over wrappers, with collage on upper wrapper (torn black paper screenprinted with title in gilt). Frontis. A few creases to foil, clean splits along spine fold at crown and toe (no loss), but a very good copy of this fragile book. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece drawing by Yves Tanguy. From a total edition of one hundred copies, this is one of fifty numbered copies on Vergé Hollande with the original collage label created by Hugnet.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Les chevaliers de la Table ronde

      Paris : Gallimard, 1937. relié. 12x19cm. Edition originale, un des ex du service de presse. Reliure en demi maroquin noir, dos lisse, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier souris, couvertures et dos conservés (quatre petites déchirures en tête et en pied du dos passé, deux petites taches en pied du deuxième plat, infimes piqûres sur le premier plat), tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de P. Goy. Envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à la pianiste Misia (Sert), épouse de Thadée Natanson enrichi d'un dessin de Jean Cocteau la représentant de profil. Misia Sert, née Marie Sophie Olga Zénaïde Godebska le 30 mars 1872 à Saint-Pétersbourg et morte à Paris le 15 octobre 1950, était une pianiste, égérie de nombreux peintres, poètes, et musiciens du début du XXe siècle. Agréable exemplaire parfaitement établi. - Gallimard, Paris _1937, 12x19cm, relié. - relié

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        [Quelques tirages de têtes...] De l'humour noir

      Paris: G.L.M, 1937. Broché. 15x19cm. Edition originale, un des 15 exemplaire sur Hollande, tirage de tête sous couverture bleue illustrée par Yves Tanguy. Notre exemplaire comporte bien le texte de Sade et la reproduction du collage de Breton sur les maîtres de l'humour noir avec, au revers, les noms des personnages. Exemplaire d'une insigne rareté et d'une fraicheur exceptionnelle. - G.L.M, Paris _1937, 15x19cm, broché. - Quelques tirages de têtes... broché

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        [Illustrés Modernes] Les pastorales de Longus ou Daphnis & Chloé traduction d'Amyot revue et complétée par P.L. Courier

      Paris : Les frères Gonon, 1937. Broché. 14x21cm. Edition illustrée de 48 bois originaux de Aristide Maillol, imprimée à 500 exemplaires numérotés sur papier Maillol. Signature de A. Maillol à la justification du tirage. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la suite à part de 21 bois originaux. - Les frères Gonon, Paris _1937, 14x21cm, en feuilles sous chemises et étui. - Illustrés Modernes en feuilles sous chemises et étui

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        Courrier sud

      Paris: Gallimard, 1937. Broché. 12x19cm. Nouvelle édition, mention de vingtième édition. Précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Minuscules déchirures affectant les coiffes, trois infimes piqûres sur le premier plat, quelques traces de pliures, sinon bel exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1937, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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        LES MAINS LIBRES

      Montparnasse Paris: Editions Jeanne Bucher, 1937. First Edition. Wrappers. 176, [30] pages. Large 4to. Published in an edition of 675 copies, this is #558 of 650 numbered copies on Chester vergé. Original printed publisher's wrappers. The spine has been professionally reinforced and re-attached in an archival and reversible manner. Generally bright and clean throughout, noting a few minor smudges/spots and a non-authorial gift inscription on the half title page. A touch of wear to the extremities. Presents quite nicely on the shelf. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        L'espoir

      Paris: Gallimard, 1937. Broché. 14,5x21cm. Edition originale, un des 230 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa. Bel exemplaire. - Gallimard, Paris _1937, 14,5x21cm, broché. - broché

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        Poems D'Amour (Limited Edition)

      Paris: Le Vasseur et Cie, 1937. First edition. Softcover. Copy 408 from an edition of only 485 numbered copies with this being one of 400 copies on Velin paper. Text in French with a preface by Andre Suares. Attractive edition of this collection of love poems by Verlaine with color illustrations by Edouard Chimot. A very near fine copy in wrappers with some very minor wear to the spine ends in a very good glassine with some chipping to the spine ends and center of the spine and edges in a very near fine slipcase. Uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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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. 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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        The Amberley Papers: The Letters and Diaries of Bertrand Russell's Parents

      New York: W. W. Norton & Company Inc., 1937. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. LE Author signed. QUITE SCARCE, SIGNED 1ST AMERICAN 1937 EDITION. Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set signed by Bertrand Russell. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Slipcase shows some tearing to extremities and a small hole in the back panel. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". , Published 3 or 4th of May 1937. 550 copies of which 50 were for review., Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this slipcased set is a scarce autographed first edition of the letters and diaries of John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842 - 1876) and Katherine Louisa Stanley (1844 - 1874). The first volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Lord John Russell. Bertrand Russell's signature appears on the half-title pages of both volumes.

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        On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem [Received 28 May, 1936. - Read 12 November, 1936] + On Computable Numbers with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem. A Correction. [In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society. Second Series. Volume 42 + 43].

      London, Hodgson & Son, 1937. Royal 8vo. The entire volumes 41, 42, 43, and 44 present, bound 41&42 together and 43&44 together in two very nice contemporary blue full cloth bindings with gilt lettering and gilt ex-libris ("Belford College. Univ. London") to spines. Very minor bumping to extremities. Bindings tight, and in excellent, very nice, clean, and fresh condition, in- as well as ex-ternally. Small circle-stamp to pasted-down front free end-papers and to title-page of volumes 41 and 43 ("Bedford College for Women"). Discreet library-markings to upper margin of pasted-down front free end-papers. Vol 41&42 with library-label tipped in at front free-end-paper, very loosely, only glued in at the upper left corner. A part from that no markings of any kind. [Vol. 42:] Pp. 230-265 + [Vol. 43:] Pp. 544-546. [Entire 4 volumes: (4), 555, (1); (4), 559, (1); (4), 546; (4), 480 pp.].. First edition of Turing's important paper, in which he links Kleene's recursive functions, Church's lambda-definable functions and his own computable functions and proves them to be identical. In the appendix of his milestone-paper "On Computable Numbers" from 1936, Turing gave a short outline of a method for proving that his notion of computability is equivalent with Alonzo Church's notion of lambda-definabilty. It was not until the present article, however, that it was proved that Steven Kleene's general recursive functions, Church's lambda-definable functions and Turing's computable functions were all identical. nhKleene had already proved that every general recursive function is lambda-definable, so by showing that computability follows from lambda-definability and that general recursiveness follows from computability, Turing had ended the circle, which was a primary reason for its acceptance as a notion of "effective calculable" demanded by Hilbert's Entscheidungsproblem."The purpose of the present paper is to show that the computable functions introduced by the author (in "On computable numbers") are identical with the lambda-definable functions of Church and the general recursive functions due to Herbrand and Gödel and developed by Kleene." Turing wrote this paper while at Princeton studying with Church."(Hook and Norman No. 395)

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        Computability and Lambda-Definability. (Extracted from The Journal of Sybolic Logic, Volume 2, 1937, pp.153-64.).

      1937. 8vo. Bound in recent marbled boards. Title-page for volume 2 of Journal of Symbolic Logic withbound.. First edition of Turing's important paper, in which he links Kleene's recursive functions, Church's lambda-definable functions and his own computable functions and proves them to be identical. In the appendix of his milestone-paper "On Computable Numbers" from 1936, Turing gave a short outline of a method for proving that his notion of computability is equivalent with Alonzo Church's notion of lambda-definabilty. It was not until the present article, however, that it was proved that Steven Kleene's general recursive functions, Church's lambda-definable functions and Turing's computable functions were all identical. Kleene had already proved that every general recursive function is lambda-definable, so by showing that computability follows from lambda-definability and that general recursiveness follows from computability, Turing had ended the circle, which was a primary reason for its acceptance as a notion of "effective calculable" demanded by Hilbert's Entscheidungsproblem."The purpose of the present paper is to show that the computable functions introduced by the author (in "On computable numbers") are identical with the lambda-definable functions of Church and the general recursive functions due to Herbrand and Gödel and developed by Kleene." Turing wrote this paper while at Princeton studying with Church."(Hook and Norman No. 395)

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        [Church:] Review of "A. M. Turing. On Computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem" (+) [Turing:] Computability and lambda-definability (+) The Ø-Function in lambda-K-Conversion. [In Volume 2, number 1-4, 1937 of "Journal of Symbolic Logic"].

      Wisconsin, The Association for Symbolic Logic, 1937. Lev8vo. Entire volume 2 offered. Bound in half cloth with marbled boards. Gilt title to spine. Library stamp pasted on to lower part of spine and top left corner of front board. Two stamps (in Chinese) to verso of title-page and final page of index. A fine and clean copy. [Church:] Pp. 42-3; 101-2. [Turing:] Pp. 153-163; 164. [Entire volume: iv, 188 pp.].. First publication of Church's famous review of Alan Turing's "On computable numbers" in which Church coined the phrase "Turing Machine". With regard to Turing's proof of the insolvability of Hilbert's 'Entscheidungsproblem', Church acknowledged that "computability by a Turing machine ... has the advantage of making the identification with effectiveness in the ordinary (not explicitly defined) sense evident immediately - i.e. without the necessity of proving preliminary theorems". (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, 251).The volume also contains Turing's influential "Computability and lambda-definability" in which he proved that computable functions "are identical with the lambda-definable functions of Church and the general recursive functions due to Herbrand and Gödel and developed by Kleene". (Hook & Norman: Origins of Cyberspace, 395).The volume contains the following papers by W. V. Quine:1. On derivability. Pp. 113-19.2. On Cantor's theorem. Pp. 120-24.3. Logic based on inclusion and abstraction. Pp. 145-152

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        L'oeuvre gravé de Dunoyer de Segonzac.

      Illustrated. Paris 1937. 4°. Loose sheets in portfoloio. 12 pages + 16 reproductions + 3 original etchings. Portfolio partly sunned and cracked at spine.. Text in French.Printed in 100 numbered copies all containing three original, signed etchings.No. 30 of 90 numbered copies printed on »vélin d'arches« (text) and »vélin de Hollande« (etchings)

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, First Edition, First Impression, with Dustjacket

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition, First Impression. One of only 1,500 copies printed for the first publication of the author’s first novel. First Issue dustjacket with the hand correction in ink, of the 'e' in the misspelt 'Dodgeson', on the rear flap. Original green cloth, titles and Tolkien's own 'Mountains and Dragon' design to spine and both boards in blue. Very nice and clean map endpapers, front and rear. The slightly faded green top stain is still evident. The Tolkien designed pictorial dustjacket and the book are housed in a custom green quarter morocco leather clamshell case with raised bands, gilt title, author and date to spine. Frontispiece and 9 other illustrations in black and white by the author. Spine a little toned, with a tiny tear of cloth at the base of the spine. The rest of the cloth is only lightly soiled. Still a nice square copy in original dustjacket. One closed tear on the dustjacket, repaired, with archival tape, to the inside of the front flap fold. General edgewear with some loss, mainly to the top edge and spine area, along with some loss to the fold areas. A very presentable 1st Impression in its original dustjacket, without restoration. Text block is very clean and white, no foxing, neat previous owners name to top corner of title page. One of the classics of 20th Century Literature. 'In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit'. Digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / Very Good Minus.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1937 UK 1st Impression, with Custom Full Leather Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. First Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is the 1st printing of 1937, featuring the black and white frontispiece of The Hill: Hobbiton across the Water', with all illustrations by the author. A wonderful copy, although a bit worn and soiled, but whole and complete. Housed in a custom full leather and marbled paper slipcase, to house and protect this classic. This is one of the original 1500 copies,1st (First) Impression of the 1st (First) Edition that was published 21st of September 1937. It has the two maps and ten illustrations, by the author, all in excellent condition. The original decorative map endpapers have no markings or previous owners names. Thror's Map in the front, is in relatively clean condition with a bit of darkening to the paper mostly along the gutter. The Wilderland Map is also in clean condition, both maps are whole and have no splits along the gutter. The book exhibits a bit of spine lean, but the binding is still firm and tight. The text block is relatively clean and bright, with a few minor smudges scattered throughout the book, one tiny stain to the bottom edge shows thru the first four leaves on the text. The top edge is dusty and faded, with the green topstain just barely visible. The cloth covered boards with the dark blue decoration of Tolkien's Mountains and Dragon design, are stained along the spine and the edges. The tips of the spine are rubbed with some loss, revealing the boards underneath at a few spots. The bottom tips are rubbed thru as well the spine ends. A wonderful well loved copy, exceedingly scarce in any condition in this day and age. A tremendous opportunity to acquire this classic of modern fantasy literature. A facsimile of the original dustjacket is provided with this book. The full leather slipcase is made to reflect the original Mountains and Dragon design by the author, and features complimentary marbled paper trays. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Very Good / No Jacket.

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, First Edition, First Impression, with Dustjacket

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. J.R.R. Tolkien. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. First Edition, First Impression. One of only 1,500 copies printed for the first publication of the author’s first novel. First Issue dustjacket with the hand correction in ink, of the 'e' in the misspelt 'Dodgeson', on the rear flap. Original green cloth, titles and Tolkien's own 'Mountains and Dragon' design to spine and both boards in blue. Very nice and clean map endpapers, front and rear. The slightly faded green top stain is still evident. The Tolkien designed pictorial dustjacket and the book are housed in a custom green quarter morocco leather clamshell case with raised bands, gilt title, author and date to spine. Frontispiece and 9 other illustrations in black and white by the author. Spine a little toned, with a tiny tear of cloth at the base of the spine. The rest of the cloth is only lightly soiled. Still a nice square copy in original dustjacket. One closed tear on the dustjacket, repaired, with archival tape, to the inside of the front flap fold. General edgewear with some loss, mainly to the top edge and spine area, along with some loss to the fold areas. A very presentable 1st Impression in its original dustjacket, without restoration. Text block is very clean and white, no foxing, neat previous owners name to top corner of title page. One of the classics of 20th Century Literature. 'In a hole in the ground there lived a Hobbit'. Digital images can be supplied on request. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. A wonderful addition to anyone's Tolkien collection. Very Good Plus / Very Good Minus.

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        The Hobbit

      London: George Allen & Unwin,1937.. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. A near fine copy in an excellent near fine dust jacket with just a touch of restoration to a small chip to the spine. Housed in a brilliant custom full morocco box, with the front panel mimicking the frontispiece. Published on September 21, 1937 with a first printing of only 1500 copies, The Hobbit had completely sold out by December 15. Rare, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression, Custom Fine Binding Full Leather Clamshell Case

      London: Allen & Unwin, 1937. First Edition. Full-Leather. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. 1st UK Edition, 2nd Impression published by Allen & Unwin in 1937. Newly rebound in dark green morocco leather. First Edition, Second impression published 1937, same year as 1st impression. Decorative map endpapers lifted and reused, with 4 color and 9 mono plates all in excellent condition. The second impression is important for the addition of the 4 color illustrations by the author. This is the 1st and only early UK edition published with Tolkien's color illustrations. One of only 1877 copies of the original 2300 that survived the bombing of London in November 1940. This copy has been elegantly rebound in full Dark Green Morocco leather. Features Tolkiens original 'Mountains and Dragon' design gilt stamped on the boards and spine. Has no writing or inscriptions. Pages are clean and bright, a few minor finger smudges scattered through the book, none obtrusive. Absolutely no foxing noted in the text block or on the maps. All edges have been trimmed and gilded, with a black ribbon marker sewn in. Original cloth spine bound into the rear. A beautiful copy, in a fabulous finely crafted binding. A full leather clamshell case with matching gilt stamping is included to protect and display this wonderful copy. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / No Jacket.

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        Aventures Prodigieuses de Tartarin de Tarascon. Lithographs by Raoul DUFY

      Paris: Scripta et Picta, 1937, first Raoul Dufy edition, one of 130 copies (the total edition), printed on Rives. The complete book with text by Alphonse Daudet, 107 original in-texte lithographs and 34 lithographed lettrines, all in colors. About 210 pp., loose sheets, as issued, in the original wrappers, publisher's chemise and slipcase; overall size 13.5 x 10.25 in (34 x 26 cm); internally in excellent condition; the chemise and slipcase with insignificant imperfections. References: Monod 3500; Skira 109; Rauch 48; Stern 37; Courthion 44; The Artist & The Book 94; Chapon, Le Peintre et le livre, p.165; Carteret IV, p.133. Dufy worked on these lithographs for 6 years, creating a different stone for each color, in total 357 (Monod counts 385 stones). By far the most important book ill'd by Dufy.

      [Bookseller: Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.]
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        Paris 1937

      Paris, 1937. Slipcased. Number 158 of 500 copies, the first 200 of which were reserved for the writers of the book. This remarkable deluxe collection of writings and art about Paris was commissioned by the city of Paris to celebrate their hosting the WorldÕs Fair of 1937. The volume includes original prose, poetry, and illustrations by the leading writers and artists of France. There are thirty-one sections on various quarters, neighborhoods, gardens, avenues and boulevards, each with a short piece written by an eminent writer and engravings by two notable artists. For each section there is a full-page illustration by an artist associated with the area and a smaller one on the first page of the section by the other artist. Among the writers are Paul Valery, Raymond Escholier, Colette, Paul Claudel, Abel Bonnard, and Jules Romains. The participating artists are equally impressive, and include Matisse, Andre Derain, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Jean Laboureur, and Andre Lhote. Each section is a separate folder with the full-page illustration of the following section as its last page. The folders are encased in a paper wrapper with the title and a color illustration on its cover. The entire production is housed in a chemise of dark blue paper covered boards with a red leather spine label which fits into a blue paper and linen slipcase. The slipcase is in very good consition with a few chips and bumps. The contents are also in very good condition; however, pages 286-288 are missing. They included the full-page illustration by Gabriel Belot and Renefer for ÒLes Musees.Ó Page 277, the first page of ÒLes Eglises de ParisÓ has a repaired tear. Still, a wonderful collection of French art and prose commemorating Paris on the eve of the Second World War. 294 pages plus table of illustrations. ART/012412. Very Good.

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        This Year: Next Year

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1937. Octavo. Original colour pictorial cloth. With the dust jacket. Very lightly rubbed, spine a little faded, contents a bit toned. An excellent copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a small chip from the head of the faded spine panel. First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 100 numbered copies signed by both author and illustrator.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hobbit,

      London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.,, 1937. or There and Back Again. Octavo (185 × 130 mm). Recent green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine gilt in compartments, single-line rules to boards and dragon design to upper board gilt, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Original wrappers and map endpapers retained. 9 illustrations in the text by the author. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        NEIGHBORS HAVE MY DUCKS. A Book-of-the-Nonce Club Selection. [The Dedicatees Inscribed copy with the Original Prospectus & Order Blank]

      New York:: Derrydale,, 1937. First Edition. Fine. SIGNED BY HAROLD G. PICKERING on the title page. The volume is Dedicated "to my brother / Hayden M. Pickering / who can do things / with a gun". THE FRONT PASTE DOWN IS INSCRIBED BY HAROLD PICKERING "TO RUTH & HAYDEN PICKERING / FROM / YOUR BROTHER / HAL" Fine hardback First Edition First Printing LIMITED TO 227 COPIES. THIS IS No. 8. Laid in is a four page prospectus with horizontal fold and a separate order blank. 8vo. 47 pp.

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        The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology: A Selection of Poems, Edited, With Translations into English Verse

      The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Illustrator: Lettice Sandford. Number 84 of 206 copies in 1/4 black leather over terra cotta cloth. Faint soiling to boards, upper corners bumped. Internally bright - printed on gray hand made paper by F.J. Head. Size: Quarto (4to). Illustrator: Lettice Sandford. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Inventory No: 042490. .

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Diary of T. E. Lawrence MCMXI

      London, Corvinus Press, , 1937. Quarto (295 × 235 mm). Original full vellum, title gilt to upper board and spine, Corvinus crow gilt to lower board, ivory silk ties, in plain card cloth slipcase as issued. 13 collotype plates, head-piece printed in gold and black. Loosely inserted tissue-guards a little browned as usual, otherwise very good indeed, the vellum slightly mottled, slipcase lightly finger-soiled. First edition, no. 53 of 203 copies, "150 only are for sale", this one of 40 on Medway Paper; the binding is as described by O'Brien for the "one of 30" copies. "After graduating from Oxford with a First in history, Lawrence was employed, through the influence of D. G. Hogarth, at an archaeological dig in Northern Syria at Carchemish. During the 1911 off-season Lawrence went on a solitary journey on foot through Syria. The diary he kept on that journey was published by the Corvinus Press in 1937. This was the most ambitious and handsome volume published by the Corvinus Press" (O'Brien).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Diary of... MCMXI

      [London]: (The Corvinus Press 1937). . Limited edition, no. 48 of 203 copies, being one of 40 copies printed on “Medway” paper, 4to, (98) pp. 13 black and white photographic illustrations, taken by Lawrence, plus a striking gilt decoration to the first page of the diary, all the tissues still present. Original gilt titled limp vellum. t.e.g., gilt bird to the lower cover, brief yapp edges to the fore edge with silk ties intact, a couple of light marks to the lower cover otherwise a fine copy held in a card slipcase. Concerning Lawrence’s time in northern Syria in 1911, surveying and photographing antiquities, including three letters written to his wife. O’Brien A194, omitting a whole line of the colophon and thus attributing this binding to the 30 copies on “Canute” paper only.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        SELZNICK INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS "THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER" SCREEN PLAY BY ... [wrapper title]

      [Culver City]: Selznick International, 16 July 1937 [but likely later, ca 1960s].. [1],98 leaves. Quarto. Mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only. Bradbound in canary yellow typescript wrappers. Light use to wrappers, otherwise near fine. Denoted the "Final Shooting Script" for this adaptation to the screen of Clemens' novel. The February 1938 release was directed by Norman Taurog (with uncredited retakes by George Cukor, and others), and starred Tommy Kelly, Jackie Moran, May Robson, Walter Brennan, Victor Jory, et al. The physical aspect of this script suggests it was rerun from new stencils at a later date, and in support of that inference, it is accompanied by a Combined Cutting & Dialogue Continuity Script, based on a 1957 print (82 leaves, legal format), and the same for a 1961 16mm re-release (82 leaves, legal format), for a total of three volumes. This was at least the fourth adaptation of the novel to the screen, the earliest having appeared in 1907.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Book Of Days Of Llewelyn Powys Thoughts From His Philosophy Selected By John Wallis

      London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. quarter green morocco and brown canvas boards. Teg. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Corsellis, Elizabeth. 88 pages. Folio, 34 x 24 cm. Title printed in red and black, side notes printed in red, twelve full-page etchings by Elizabeth Corsellis. Limited edition, copy 261 of 295 on Batchelor hand-made paper, out of a total edition of 300, with a special watermark designed by the artist, and bound by Zaehnsdorf. Laid-in, an illustrated prospectus of four pages on salmon stock announcing Autumn Publications with a Subscription Form. PERTOLETE 118. Very slight bump to upper corners.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        The Book of Days of Llewelyn Powys Thoughts from His Philosophy Selected by John Wallis

      London: Golden Cockerel Press 1937, 1st printing. () 85,(3). Near fine. Folio. Bound in the original half green Morocco and brown cloth boards by Zaehnsdorf. Gilt lettering with Golden Cockerel device on spine. 12 wonderful etching by Elizabeth Corsellis. Top edge gilt. Other two edges untrimmed. Printed on Batchelor hand-made paper with a special watermark by the artist. Limited edition 285 / 300 copies..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Trial

      Gollancz, London, 1937. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Contents : Chap. I. The Arrest--Conversation with Frau Grubach--Then Fraulein Burstner II. First Interrogation III. In the Empty Interrogation Chamber--The Student--The Offices IV. Fraulein Burstner's Friend V. The Whipper VI. K.'s Uncle : Leni VII. Advocate--Manufacturer--Painter VIII. The Commercial Traveller--Dismissal of the Advocate IX. In the Cathedral X. The End Epilogue. Book - [SEE SCAN] - in Good blue boards with dark blue lettering - light marking to the boards, just a touch bumped to the extreme top of the spine and darkening to the though dark blue lettering to spine still clear and distinct. Contents, browning and a few light spots [SEE SCAN] - to the page edges, first five and last two pages of text and two blank pages following all inexplicably browned [SEE SCAN], date '26/5/1939' and previous owner's signature 'Anthony Whitlock' to free front end paper otherwise clean and tightly bound. A Good, First Edition copy of this the archetypal Kafkaesque novel! Size: 7.25 inches tall by 5 inches. 285 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 251-750 grams. Category: Fiction; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 5768.

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        LES PASTORALES DE LONGUS OU DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ

      Les Freres Gonin Paris: Les Frères Gonin, 1937. ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (this is copy #CXXV, one of the hors commerce copies with an additional suite of plates). 219 x 137 mm (8 5/8 x 5 3/8"). [2], 217, [5] pp. One volume and one portfolio. Translated by Jacques Amyot. MOST ATTRACTIVE BEIGE CRUSHED MOROCCO BY IRMGARD HACCIUS (stamp-signed "I. H." in gilt on rear cover), front cover with gilt titling (arranged in 10 short, descending rows) surrounded by blind tooled leaves and grasses, rear cover with three-inch column of blind tooled leaves bearing gilt berries and the binder's initials, flat spine with titling in blind, top edge gilt. Housed, with the portfolio of plates in its original printed paper wrapper, in a matching marbled paper folding box with beige morocco spine and edges (no doubt done by Haccius as well). WITH 47 WOODCUTS BY ARISTIDE MAILLOL depicting scenes from the text, AND WITH AN EXTRA SUITE OF 48 PLATES printed in sanguine, the additional plate bearing the 15 woodcut initials used in the text. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of German bibliophile and music publisher Ludwig Strecker. The Artist and the Book 174. A SPLENDID COPY, clean and bright in a luxurious unworn binding. This version of Longus' charming Greek pastoral novel of awakening love long retained its popularity and was published frequently, often with illustrations. And perhaps the chief virtue of the present edition is the unaffected, sometimes mischievous woodcuts of nymphs and lovers by the French-Catalan artist Aristide Maillol (see previous entry). According to "The Artist and the Book," the work is "perhaps the most harmonious of Maillol's illustrated books." The very attractive and intelligent binding is by Mainz master bookbinder Irmgard Haccius (1916-2003), whose work here is entirely in keeping with the illustrator's graceful simplicity. Haccius studied at the art academies in Munich and Berlin in addition to completing advanced training in book binding at the Academy of Fine Arts at Castle Giebenstein Hall. She was one of the first faculty members at the State University Institute for Art and Handicraft in Mainz, before joining Johannes Gutenberg University in 1973 as a professor in the Department of Visual Arts.

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        Daphnis et Chloe Bois originaux d'Aristide Maillol

      Printed 1937. Set of 48 erotic wood cuts in blood on India paper 8'' x 5'' with deckle edges and a separate title leaf 'W. T. B. A.' in card folio. Light spotting to the paper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        NONESUCH DICKENS.|THE

      Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press. 1937-8. 4to, cloth, title gilt-stamped on leather label on spine; top edge gilt, other edges uncut. variously paginated.. 24 volumes, the complete set. Limited edition of 877. (John Dreyfus, A History of the Nonesuch Press, cat. no. 108). Waugh, Arthur, Hugh Walpole, Walter Dexter and Thomas Hatton (general editors) Designed by Francis Meynell. Printed in Scotland by R. & R. Clark, Ltd., in a version of Martin's type. Binding by the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co. Paper by the Worthy Paper Company Association of West Springfield. Three volumes contain letters of Dickens, two contain collected papers. The final volume contains an engraved steel plate in clamshell box entitled "Paul Goes Home for the Holidays," one of the steel plates engraved by H. K. Browne ("Phiz") for Messrs. Chapman & Hall, Ltd. Authenticating letter from that firm and a print from the steel plate laid in. Novels, most with frontispieces, include Little Dorrit, Barnaby Rudge, Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Martin Chuzzlewit, Great Expectations and Hard Times (in one volume), Bleak House, Oliver Twist, Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, Dombey and Son, Old Curiosity Shop, Nicholas Nickleby. Also volumes containing American Notes, Sketches by Boz and early minor works, Edwin Drood and Christmas Stories, Christmas books (including A Christmas Carol), and a volume of reprinted pieces. Engraved illustrations by W.L. Colls and A. Alexander and Sons. Two volumes of letters indexed. Boards and spines of most volumes soiled, many rubbed and/or faded. Snag on cloth spine of the second volume of the letters. Labels on A Tale of Two Cities and second volume of Collected Papers torn. Some leaves unopened. Text blocks clean, without foxing. .

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        Scenario (A Film with Sound)

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1937. First edition, limited to 200 copies signed by Miller. Additionally inscribed by Miller in 1938 on the front endpaper to expatriate friend and fellow writer, Bessie Breuer. Original buff wrappers, gatherings loosely inserted and uncut as issued. Wrappers browned with some wear and staining to front cover, light chipping to upper spine. Miller was closely associated with Breuer's family and firmly supported Breuer's daughter, Anne Poor, throughout her artistic career. Poor's drawings were later featured in Miller's 1964 book, Greece.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        the Harvard Classics -- 52 Volumes

      P. F. Collier & Son, New York, 1937. Reissued. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Jacket. PLEASE NOTE -- this set of 52 books, will not be shipped outside of Australia, and postage within Australia will probably be in the range of $40 -- $60. Bound in textured red paper over boards, with blind stamping of "Harvard Classics" and a shield device on the front panel, the shield device is repeated in blind stamp on the spine, and the title, the publisher, and the author's names are in gilt. Darkening of the top edge of most of the books, slight rubbing and shelfwear to the bottom and top edges of the spines, bumping of some of the corners, and small tears in the spine of volume 29. A composite photograph can be provided to help assess condition. The original library, which if I remember correctly was advertised as a library in 5 feet. Size: 8 vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. 52-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0228856. .

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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