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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 1937 n folio, 2 voll., lussuosa legatura in p. pelle, cornice dorata, fregi metallici in argento e oro applic. al piatto, dorso a cordoni con decoraz. dorate ai riquadri, risguardi in seta damascata con stemmi in oro, tagli sup. dorati. L?opera, introdotta da documenti e da uno studio storico-artistico di Adolfo Venturi, è così composta: 68 pp.num., 311 cc.num.; 292 cc.num.; numerose sono le tavole che riproducono a colori le più belle pagine della bibbia. Celebrata riproduzione in fac-simile dello stupendo codice, miniato da Taddeo Crivelli e da Franco de' Russi negli anni 1455-61. Tiratura di 500 esempl. numer. In ottimo stato.

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        Damaris at Dorothy's

      Sheldon Press, 1937.. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Clean hardback tightly bound in brown cloth with black titles & decoration, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, no inscriptions. 192 pages, colour frontispiece by Alfred Bestall. An excellent copy of an uncommon book

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        France.

      Lithographed poster in colours edited by "Le Ministére des Travaux..." 1937. 100x62 cm.. Mounted on acid-free paper

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        Den afrikanske Farm. (Out of Africa).

      København (Copenhagen), 1937. Uncut in the orig. blank wrappers w. handwritten title to back. An excellent, very nice, clean, uncut and unopened copy.. Scarce first Danish (Blixen's native language) edition of Karen Blixen's immensely popular work, her second publication, which was first published in English the same year (1937) and is now a world classic. The first Danish edition of "Out of Africa" is translated by Blixen herself into her native language. It appeared after the English edition, but before the American one, and the Danish edition is rarer and more difficult to find in fair condition than both. It appeared in numerous editions within the author's lifetime and was translated into several languages. The legendary Danish writer, Karen Blixen-Finecke (pseudonym: Isak Dinesen) (1885-1962), was a Danish baroness, who married her cousin, the Swedish Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. They soon moved to Africa, where they ran a coffee-farm near Nairobi, and the happiest years of Blixen's life were spent here (she used to say that "Africa made me"). The farm in the Ngong Hills is the centre of this world famous novel. She divorced her husband, who was cheating on her and gave her syphilis, in 1922, and in 1932 she moved back to Denmark after the farm had gone bankrupt and her lover, Denys Finch-Hatton, had died in a plane-crash. She spent the remaining 30 years of her life in Denmark, and died a legendary writer. She greatly influenced writers and cultural personas of the generations to come, and many authors recognize the direct impact she has had on their writings. Several of her novels have been filmatized, most famously "out of Africa" with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, she was nominated for the Nobel Prize twice, she was elected honorary member of "The American Academy of Arts and Letters" (1957), and her portrait is printed on the Danish 50 kr. notes. She is the absolutely most famous of all modern Danish writers, and the only one of international fame

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        Micky Maus Zeitung. - Nummer 11.

      Folio. 8 S. (Seiten 81 bis 89). Mit zahlr. Illustrationen u.a. von Walt Disney. Farbig illustrierte Orig.-Umschläge (fachmännisch restauriert, kleine Einrisse hinterlegt). Zeitschrift Nummer 11 dieser frühen deutschen "Micky Maus Publikation", übersetzt aus dem Englischen von Martha Ehrat-Bollmann. Der Zürcher Verlag Bollmann erwarb 1936, wohl um über die allgemeine Wirtschaftskrise hiwegzukommen gleichzeitig in Paris beim europäischen Vertreter des Disney-Verlages die Hauptlizenz und in Italien bei Mondadori, der damals die Comics unter dem Namen "Topolino" in italienischer Sprache veröffentlichte, die Unterlizenzen, diese viel zu teuer trugen zum Misserfolg der Reihe "Micky-Maus-Wunderbücher" bei. Der Preis der Bände bis zu sieben Schweizer Franken war während der allgemeinen Krise viel zu hoch und die finanzielle Situation konnte auch mit der halbmonatlichen Herausgabe der vorliegenden Zeitschrift, die zwischen 25 und 30 Rappen zu haben war, nicht verbessert werden. Die Produktion wurde nach dem 18. Heft und dem 7. Buch eingestellt, nachdem der Verlag erfolglos in Deutschland und Österreich nach Partnern gesucht hatte. Im Nazideutschland war die Publikation dieses amerikanischen Imports unerwünscht, obwohl Joseph Goebbels dem Führer 1937 18 Micky-Maus-Filme zu Weihnachten geschenkt haben soll und "sie insgeheim Spass an den Zeichentrickfilmen von Walt Disney hatten" (Laqua, Carsten: Wie Micky unter die Nazis fiel. Rowohlt, 1992). - Gefaltetes Exemplar. Sonst gut erhalten. Résumé: First Micky Mouse in German printed in Switzerland. - Folded copy, otherwise in a good condition.

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        Gösta Berling.

      Roman traduit du Suédois par T. Hammar et M. Metzger. Stockholm, C. E. Fritze, 1937. 8:o. Grav. porträtt,+ 303; (6),+ 305-601,+ (5) s. Blå halvmarokängband, guldornerade ryggar med upphöjda bind, övre guldsnitt och främre omslagen medbundna (Isbergs, Norrköping). Två volymer. En liten nötning på ett av de upphöjda binden på andra bandet. Med Dani Liebenfelds graverade exlibris. Bibliofilupplaga tryckt i 20 med romerska siffror numrerade exemplar, varav detta är nummer IX, signerad med bläck av Selma Lagerlöf och med porträttet signerat i blyerts av konstnären Axel Fridell, och tryckt "sur papier Antique Vergé chamois". Den totala upplagan var 220 numrerade exemplar

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        LES PONTIFICAUX MANUSCRITS. Des bibliothèques publiques de France.

      Leroquais In-4 p., 4 voll. (di cui 3 di testo in bross.), pp. CLIV,304; 462; 161; + 1 cartella edit. in mz. tela, contenente: pp. XI (Indice) e 140 belle tavv. in eliotipia che riproducono le preziose miniature dei libri liturgici ad uso dei vescovi. Il catalogo raccoglie 250 manoscritti di "un des livres liturgiques les plus attachants que nous ait légués le Moyen Age.. Les livres pontificaux sont écrits et enluminés avec la plus rare élégance; destinés à des princes de l?Eglise, offerts souvent par de grands personnages, ils sont décorés par les premiers artistes des diverses régions, et suffisent à caractériser l?art des meilleures époques". Speciale tirat. di 50 esempl., ad personam, "sur arches", molto ben conservati.

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        Post Early This Christmas, long landscape poster printed lithographically in the very best of Freedman's jazzy Post Office lettering, from 1937; 265 x 1065 mm, folded once at centre.

      This item comes from the material belonging to the Estate of Barnett Freedman, which is now offered for sale; the Estate consists of proofs of images of all kinds, Christmas cards, original book designs and proofs of dust wrappers, posters, original artwork and much more. Where appropriate, items will bear the studio stamp 'Barnett Freedman Estate', a blind-stamped legend in a circle.

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        ZEPHIR'S HOLIDAYS

      1937. 1. DE BRUNHOFF,JEAN. ZEPHIR'S HOLIDAYS. NY: Random House (1937). Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, slight rubbing, near Fine in edge frayed and chipped dust wrapper. 1st ed. of the fourth book in the series. This is an entire book devoted to Babar's friend Zephir the monkey. With calligraphic text and the same wonderful color illustrations as the Babar books. Nice copy.

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        The Golden Dawn. An Account of the Teachings, Rites and Ceremonies of the Order of the Golden Dawn.

      Chicago: The Aries Press 1937-40.. First edition, 4 volumes, 8vo. 2 coloured plates plus many other black and white illustrations, one black and white plate detached. Original black buckram, slight rubbing to the lettering to the spine of volume I, otherwise a very good set.

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        Diggings from many ampersandhogs.

      New York, The Typophiles, 1937. Irregular pagination. Illustrated in many colours and types and printed on different types of paper. Leatherbacked with decorated boards and endpapers. In publisher´s slipcase. 15,5 X 10 cm.. Printed in 125 copies, this is number 59

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        THIEVES' PICNIC

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937 Charteris, Leslie. THIEVES' PICNIC. London: Hodder, 1937. First Edition of this uncommon early 'Saint' title. Crown 8vo., 316pp., + 4pp ads, pale blue boards stamped black at the spine & upper board. A very good copy in like bright dustwrapper showing moderate use. Very uncommon in dustwrapper. Hubin [1994] p. 154.. 1st Edition, Thus.

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        Captains Courageous

      Macmillan London: Macmillan. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of Kipling's popular nautical tale, with vivid descriptions of the Massachusetts fishing industry. The basis for the 1937 film starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, and Mickey Rooney. London: Macmillan, 1897. Octavo, original cloth gilt, all edges gilt. With illustrations by I.W. Taber. Book slightly cocked (as often); a few spots to cloth, crease to rear endpaper. Text unusually clean and cloth gilt bright. Without scarce dust jacket.

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        Addresses of the President of the United States on the Occasion of His Visit to South America, November & December 1936

      Washington D.C.: United States Printing Office 1937 [Washington, D.C.]: United States Printing Office, 1937. First edition, one of 75 (but probably one of only 7 in this binding). 4to. 97, [3] pp. Bound in full light bown pigskin, with metallic plaque of the Seal of the United States inset into the upper cover, now with a fine patina, pigskin doublures and silk endpapers. Fine. In quarter leather and marbled boards pull off slipcase . A sumptously produced White House Christmas book, commemorating FDR's nearly month-long diplomatic mission to promote "hemispheric solidarity" with South America. The book was issued in an uncertain, though undoubtedly strictly limited, number, with two issues--in full pigskin, as seen here, and half pigskin and marbled boards. The colophon calls for 75 copies, with the more desirable full pigskin binding scheduled to run to 50 copies for distribution to South American dignitaries and the half-leather isssue of a planned 25 copies reserved for FDR's personal use and distribution at the holidays. Documents at the Library at Hyde Park suggest that the full edition of 75 copies was not achieved (cf. Horowitz, "Carmichael Collection") and that as few as seven were ever bound in full pigskin. This copy, one of the "foreign" issues, was nonetheless INSCRIBED to FDR's Sectretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau on a specially printed leaf: "To the Honorable Henry Morgenthau, Jr Secretary of the Treasury of the United States" (printed) and inscribed below in the President's hand, "From his old friend/ Franklin D. Roosevelt"

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        Signed Original Autographed Letter

      Orilla, Ontario, Canada: Leacock, 1937 Stephen Butler Leacock [1869 -1944] was an unlikely combination of humorist & political economist. Throughout his life he was able to successfully combine the roles of satirical & academic writer, university professor & public speaker. Original ALS, Jan 30th, 1937. To Mrs. Williams. On The Old Brewery Bay / Orillia , Ontario , club sized stationery [5"½ x 6"1/4. [Mentioning Leacock's brother, George] In part: " ….I am delighted to autograph Sunshine Sketches and am glad that you liked the good book. It brought me many friends". Rendered in excellent black fountain pen & displayed in matted windows with a handsome sepia photo print image, framed & glazed in an elegant gilt decorated black wood frame to an overall size of 15" x 20". An excellent letter.. Autograph Display. Framed & Glazed.

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        Back to the Stone Age - 1st Edition

      Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A bright First Edition/First Printing, blue cloth with red lettering on the front cover and spine in Very Good+ condition with minor rubbing to board edges and signs of tape residue to front and rear pastedowns in Very Good-, unlaminated dust-jacket with moderate edgewear and chipping, some small tape repairs. Zeuschner 25; When the great dirigible, the giant 0-220, sailed majestically through the north polar opening out of that weird and savage inner world, Pellicular, it left behind, unaccounted for, but a single member of its original crew that had sailed with Jason Gridley and Tarzan to the rescue of David Innes (from the dust-jacket) .

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        Typed Letter, signed ("Peggy Mitchell Marsh"), to George Cukor, thanking him for a gift of perfume, and discussing the reception of a performance by Tallulah Bankhead

      Atlanta Georgia may 12 1937 Atlanta, Georgia, may 12, 1937. 4to. One page, on personal letterhead. light creasing and toning . Mitchell thanks Cukor for the gift of Mary Chess perfumes, and especially the "mimosa": "I had tried someone's brand of mimosa many years ago, but it was heavy enough to be used as an anesthetic for a major operation. This brand is so sweet and faint and the lovliest part about it is that it reminds me of old mimosa groves far in the back country on a still, hot day with the bees demented in the blossoms." She then goes on to discuss Tallulah Bankhead's recent performance in Atlanta, which she unfortunately missed: 'Of course I was eager to go, but the show opened the night after the Pulitzer Award arrived. The Vice President of The Macmillan Company was in town and he gave me a party that night. I hoped to see her the following night, but the house was so filled with friends and excitement that I could not go to the theatre. I was very disappointed for everyone was charmed with her. So few people here had liked her in her films, and I am afraid many of them went to see her play determined not to like it. But everyone was most enthusiastic about her and the phone rang all day long as people told me how charming she was- " Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her novel GONE WITH THE WIND; and George Cukor was David Selznick's first choice as director of the film

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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. [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.

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        LO STUDIO DI GIOVANNI BOLDINI.

      In-4, tela edit., pp. 38, testo in italiano e francese, con 1 autoritratto del grande artista ferrarese (1842-1931) e 173 tavv. f.t. di cui 7 a colori che riproducono pitture a olio, acquerelli, disegni e punte secche che facevano parte dello Studio Boldini a Parigi, quale fu trovato dopo la sua morte. Bella ediz. d'arte, molto ben conservata.

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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, 1p. folded verso, Harvard Club stationery, New York, NY, May 20, 1937

      This letter is to George Haslsins and reads, "Dear George, I just saw this morning an editorial in the Herald Tribune that your father had died and I want to express my sympathy. I knew of him only from study in History one, and what you said from time to time, but I think you were singularly fortunate to have such a great man and scholar both as a father and an example in life, for I am sure it drove home to you a lesson that some of us never learn, that the only happiness in this world lies in the utmost employment of one's natural endowments. But then I think you learned that long ago, and I am one who may never learn it, so that it is foolish of me to write so. Since your letter a month ago and subsequent copies of the Monthly, I have been meaning to write you a long critical letter, for I was tremendously impressed with the magazine, feeling at the same time there is no room for two at Harvard. I have left the paper in Richmond and am thinking of work in Washington, while your sincere friend and admirer," and signed in full, "John Sloan".

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        LES GÉORGIQVES DE VIRGILE TEXTE LATIN ET VERSION FRANCAISE DE L'ABBE JACQUES DELILLE

      Paris: Philippe Gonin 1937 & 1943 i.e. 1950. Paris: Philippe Gonin, 1937 & 1943 [i.e. 1950].. Two volumes, plus portfolio. Quarto. Loose signatures laid into printed wrappers. Some modest foxing early and late (largely to the endleaves) of the second text volume, light foxing to verso of one of the proof plates in the portfolio, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled and corner worn slipcases and vellum-backed chemises. First edition. The text volumes were printed in editions of 750 copies on rag paper watermarked with a special device of a seated nude by Maillol. Each volume is illustrated with 61 beautiful woodcuts, including illustrated initial letters, executed after Maillol's drawings. This is one of the preferred sets, accompanied by the separate portfolio including two extra suites of the woodcuts, each suite laid into special printed pictorial wrappers, one suite printed in black and one in sanguine, each plate with a paraph 'M' stamped in the margin, along with ten early proof states of woodcuts printed in sanguine on China paper contained in a separate folder initialed and franked by the publisher. This beautiful and ambitious project saw its conception during Maillol's and Count Kessler's trip to Greece and Italy in 1908 and was intended as something of a parallel companion project to the masterful Cranach Press ECLOGAE & GEORGICA (1929). Maillol made the first woodcut from his drawings shortly after their return, and a few others in following years, but Kessler was unable to proceed further with the project. Philippe Gonin approached Maillol in 1937, proposing that he resume work on the project, "and the last block was delivered to the publisher in September, 1944, shortly before the artist's death. Most of the cuts were executed by craftsmen after Maillol's drawings on the block, since at that time his eyes were not strong enough for the cutting" - ARTIST & THE BOOK. The number of copies of the portfolio is not explicitly stated, but the edition is frequently reported as being only one hundred copies. ARTIST & THE BOOK 175. MONOD 11339. REWALD 156-61.

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        PANIC SPRING. Signed

      New York: Covici, Friede, 1937 First Edition Signed by Lawrence Durrell on a tipped-in leaf. A very good or better copy in beige cloth, (discreet bookplate to the rear endpaper), red titles to the spine in a bright, fresh pictorial dustwrapper with some light use. 8vo. 372 pp. The uncommon second book by the author of The Alexandria Quartet under the pseudonym of Charles Norden. Excellent example. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        They Came Like Swallows

      Harpers New York: Harpers. 1937. First. First edition. Contemporary gift inscription, recipient's bookplate, slight spine fading and a some spotting on the front board, a near very good copy in a near very good, moderately worn second issue dustwrapper. Author's second novel, and exceptionally scarce. .

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        L?ENVERS DU MUSIC-HALL. Illustré de 20 compositions en couleurs gravées au repérage par Louis Maccard d?après les dessins originaux de Edouard Chimot.

      In-4 p., bross. edit., pp. 199,(3), ornato da deliziosi finalini in tinta e con 21 affascinanti composizioni originali a colori del pittore francese Chimot che, come precisa il Benezit,III, p. 593, ebbe ad illustrare numerose opere letterarie. Pregevole edizione di 300 esempl. numer. Il ns., 89, che fa parte della tirat. di 250 ?sur vélin d?Arches?, possiede anche una tavola sciolta a colori (oltre alle 20 dichiarate). Cfr. Carteret,IV, p. 109: ?Edition estimée et cotée?. In ottimo stato.

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        Animals Of The Bible

      New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1937. First Edition; First Printing. Cloth. A charming First Edition in Nearly Fine condition in the scarce, chipped dust-jacket with few tears and tape repair to the backside of the jacket. Second state with "Lathrop" correctly spelled on the of spine of book and dust-jacket with $2.00 publication price present, illustrated end-papers with prancing dear in front and back ; Helen Fish wrote the introduction and selected passages from the King James version of the Bible which accompany the beautiful drawings of Dorothy Pulis Lathrop. Winner of the first Caldecott Medal for best illustrated children's book in 1938. An important book in children's picture book history; B & W Illustrations .

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        Biology and Atomic Physics.

      Celebrazione del secondo centenario della nascita de Luigi Galvani, Bologna - Ottobre 1937-XV. Congrezi Scientici, seduta plenaria - Istituto de Fisica - 19 ottobre. 8vo. 15 pages. Orig. cover. With a few notes with pencil on the front cover as well as a few pencil underlinings in the text.. With a warm inscription from Niels Bohr to his son, Aage Bohr on the fly leaf :"Til Aage, til Minde om de rare Dage vi havde sammen i Bologna". ("To Aage, to commemorate the lovely days we spent together in Bologna"). Also with Aage Bohr's name stamp.** When Niels and Aage Bohr attended this nuclear convention, Aage Bohr was only 15 years old

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        A remarkable political letter discussing FDR’s Court-Packing plan, the rift between the Missouri Governor and Truman’s mentor Kansas City Boss Pendergast which led to his downfall, and the setting up of “a little studying in probabilities,” Truman’s code for a poker game

      Typed Letter Signed “Harry S Truman,” one page, 8” x 10.5”. United States Senate, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1937. To John W. Snyder, Manager, Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Later his Secretary of the Treasury, Snyder was a close friend of Truman since 1928; they served together in the U.S. Army Reserves after World War I. Tiny staple holes in upper left corner. Four file holes at top edge. Fine condition. In full, “Appreciate most highly yours of the Twenty Seventh, sending me the clippings from the Star-Times about O’Malley and the Fort Myer Horse Troop. I am glad a compromise was reached between the Governor and Mr. Pendergast because I didn’t want to see them fall out. I think you are right that the Governor could very easily review the Command and Staff Course on Tactics. There is no doubt in my mind but what he is using Navy tactics all the way through. “I thought yesterday we were going to get an early adjournment, but Barkley, Sam Rayburn and Bankhead called on the President yesterday, and Barkley told the Press we were going to stay here until we were through. Of course I think we are going to have a new Court fight and it looks now as if we will be here all the rest of the summer. “However, if I can get away I had hoped that you and Eddie McKim could call on Harry Vaughn at Fort Riley one of the week-ends while there and probably do a little studying in probabilities. That is absolutely essential you know for a Field Artilleryman’s education. Tell Jake hello, and I do hope we will get through in the next two weeks.” Senator Truman mentions various events in this letter: the rift between Missouri Gov. Lloyd Stark and Kansas City Democratic Boss, and Truman’s mentor, Tom Pendergast; President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Court-Packing plan; setting up a poker game (called “a little studying in probabilities” by Truman) at a Army Reserves weekend at Fort Riley. Missouri’s new Democratic Governor Lloyd Stark had the support of Kansas City Boss Tom Pendergast when he ran for Governor in 1936. It was Pendergast who had asked Truman to run for the U.S. Senate in 1934. Pendergast had so much political power in Missouri that the Governor’s Mansion has been dubbed “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” In the 1936 election, Boss Pendergast’s men were more openly corrupt than usual. With investigations looming, Stark turned against Pendergast, prompting federal investigations and the pulling of federal funds from Pendergast’s control. The Roosevelt administration withdrew its patronage from Pendergast and shifted it to the Governor. If a compromise between Stark and Pendergast had been reached, as noted by Truman, it was temporary. In 1939, Pendergast was convicted of income tax evasion. In 1940, Stark unsuccessfully challenged Truman in the Senate Democratic primary. Pendergast served 15 months in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth. The former Boss of Kansas City died on January 26, 1945, six days after Truman was inaugurated Vice President. The new V.P. shocked many when he attended Pendergast’s funeral; he was the only elected official there. Truman answered critics: “He was always my friend and I have always been his.” On February 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the Judiciary Reorganization Bill of 1937, commonly referred to as FDR’s Court-Packing plan. Its central and most controversial provision gave the President the power to appoint an additional Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court, up to six, for every sitting member over the age of 70 years 6 months. Since President Roosevelt did not consult leaders in the House of Representatives before proposing his judiciary plan, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Hatton Sumners refused to endorse the bill and kept it in committee. The Administration then arranged for the bill to be first taken up in the Senate. On June 14, 1937, the Senate Judiciary Committee reported the bill to the Senate adversely calling FDR’s plan "a needless, futile and utterly dangerous abandonment of constitutional principle... without precedent or justification." The bill was entrusted to Senate Majority Leader Joe Robinson to guide it through the Senate. While trying to line up supporters, Robinson worked to find a compromise which would be favored by Democrats opposed to packing the Supreme Court. A front page story in the Friday, July 2, 1937 “Washington Post” headlined: “Senate to Get New Bill on Court Today / Robinson to Offer New Deal Compromise for Reform. / Act Holds Judiciary to 9; Age Replacements Restricted.” Tense omens of filibuster brought a defiant introduction from Senate Majority Leader Joseph T. Robinson as the original six-judge increase was immediately subordinated, and a one-judge-a-year substitute advanced to supplant it. ‘It is my intention,’ Robinson announced, ‘to keep this bill before the Senate until it is disposed of, making reasonable allowance for emergency measures’ … Anticipating a filibuster, Robinson is prepared to keep the Senate continuously on this day’s business until the bill is passed, defeated or sidetracked.” The intense floor debate led by Sen. Robinson continued. On Monday, July 12th, he complained of discomfort and chest pains. On Tuesday, he rested at home. On Wednesday morning, July 14, 1937, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Robinson was found dead of a heart attack in his Capitol Hill apartment, the “Congressional Record” at his side. On July 21, 1937, Kentucky Senator Alben W. Barkley defeated Mississippi Senator Pat Harrison 38-37 to succeed the late Joseph T. Robinson as Senate Majority Leader. After the Roosevelt landslide victory in 1936, there were 76 Democrats in the Senate. Barkley was FDR’s candidate. On July 22, 1937, the Senate voted 70–20 to return the judicial reform bill to the Judiciary Committee with explicit instructions to strip it of its court-packing provisions. Truman was one of just 18 Democrats to vote against recommitting the bill which eventually died in committee. The “Los Angeles Times” printed a United Press story on July 29, 1937, the day Sen. Truman wrote this letter, in a report datelined Washington, July 28: “In the face of a growing surge toward early adjournment, President Roosevelt and Congressional leaders tonight agreed to fight for enactment of a five-point legislative program before the legislators go home … Those who met with the Chief Executive were Senate Majority Leader Barkley, Speaker of the House Bankhead and House Majority Leader Rayburn. Barkley said the possibility of recessing Congress until October … was discussed but that there was no decision … ‘Tentative plans’ have been made to take up the revised court bill early next week, he added…” On August 26, 1937, an amended version of the Judiciary Reorganization Bill which, among other items, did not include a provision to increase the number of Supreme Court members was reluctantly signed into law by President Roosevelt who admitted that his original bill was “pretty drastic” and that the bill he signed was a “tiny step in the right direction.” Eddie McKim served under Capt. Harry S. Truman, Battery D, 129th Field Artillery Regiment from 1917-1919, and, subsequently in the U.S. Army Reserve Corps. He was Administrative Assistant to John Snyder when he was Federal Loan Administrator (1945) and was President Truman’s Senior Administrative Assistant (1945). Harry H. Vaughan had served in the same Field Artillery Regiment with Captain Truman in World War I, and also with him in the Army Reserves. Jake was James K. Vardaman, Jr. son and namesake of the late Mississippi Governor and U.S. Senator, served in both the Field Artillery and the Army Reserves with Truman who later appointed him his first Naval Aide to the President (1945-1946). The “little studying in probabilities … absolutely essential … for a Field Artilleryman’s education,” was Truman’s code word for playing poker. Truman loved playing poker and he continued to do so, even when he was President. In fact, Eddie McKim had set up a poker game in the late afternoon in a room at Washington’s Statler Hotel when he received a message that Vice President Truman would soon be there, but first he had to return a telephone call from the White House. While waiting, McKim turned on the radio and heard that President Roosevelt had died in Warm Springs, Georgia. It was April 12, 1945. The game was not cancelled, just postponed until May. Accompanied by Snyder’s retained unsigned carbon copy, on lightweight pink paper, of his August 2, 1937, letter to Senator Truman. In part, “I had hoped that you would be able to get away, so that we could both attend, but after Congress decided to spend the summer in Washington, I dropped the matter. From all indications, the two weeks’ training beginning August 15th are going to be the most interesting the Reserve Corps has ever had the opportunity to take part in. If I can arrange the matter satisfactorily, I may weaken and go yet … By all means plan to spend the week-end of August 21st and 22nd at Fort Riley, if you are in Missouri, as I am sure we shall arrange a rendezvous of some kind, whether I go to camp or not.” The rendezvous was for “a little studying in probabilities, i.e. playing poker.

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        ALFRED THE GREAT. Signed

      London: Michael Joseph, 1937 First Edition of poet Ralph Gustafson's second book, Inscribed by him on the front free endpaper. "For Mamie - affectionately Ralph, 1937." Additionally, with an extraordinary 1pp. TLS laid-in, dated March 9, 1990, in part, explaining the dedication, the scarcity of the book itself - most copies having been destroyed in the London Blitz and his thoughts for writing the play. "Alfred the great was a result of my interest in Alfred as a figure who stemmed the tide of the invading Danes as Churchill & the Battle Of Britain stemmed the Nazi invasion. I used Alfred as a contemporary symbol of opposition to Fascism even though I, of course, when I wrote the play, I did not know of the 1940's. In the way of youth who dream, I thought Nicholas Medtner might use Alfred as a libretto for an opera!" A very good or better copy in red cloth, silver titles to the spine in a bright, fresh excellent dustwrapper with one thumbnail chip at the heel of the spine. Very nice indeed. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Curiosity of Mr. Treadgold

      Houghton Mifflin Company Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1937. First. First American edition. Some slight fading and small stains on the spine, a very good or better copy lacking the dustwrapper. Ownership stamp of John F. Kennedy. .

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        Lincoln V-12 Seven Passenger Touring Car Concept Design

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

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        1930's concept car design

      circa 1937. Mixed media on paper. Framed. Exquisite drawing of a 1930's concept car The old established Willoughby firm of Utica, New York had a reputation for conservative, quality coachwork in 1930 when Viennese born Hoffmann was hired as draghtsman/designer. He quickly moved the company's design philosophy to the forefront of the streamline school, translating traditional luxury car body types such as this touring car into the modern idiom. Willoughby designed bodies for all the major luxury car firms. We have attributed this drawing to Hoffman on the basis of a very similar drawing of the period that was acquired in 1985 from Hoffman's widow, clearly done by the same hand and exhibited the same exquisite touch and sense of proportion.

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        Original drawings for "Men Against the Rule": three comparative diagrams illustrating the evolution of yacht design: Puritan - Reliance, Reliance - Enterprise, and Puritan - Enterprise

      New York 1937 [New York, 1937]. Published in Men Against the Rule. A Century of Progress in Yacht Design, 1937, at pp. 121, 127, 131. Two drawings 14 x 18 inches, the third 16 x 15- 1/2 inches. Pen and ink with light blue wash, titled in pencil, marked for reproduction. Some soiling at outer edges. Fine. Siegel p. 219 . Poor was professor of astronomy and celestial mechanics at Columbia University, and author of works on astronomy and yachting. These three drawing are the only original illustrations for Men Against the Rule; all others were photographs of models or reproductions of prints and paintings

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        William Lyon MacKenzie King September 23, 1937 thank you signed letter to Hermann Aust in Germany

      Ottawa: William Lyon MacKenzie KING, 1937. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. Typed Letter Signed. On Prime Minister letterhead dated Ottawa September 23, 1937 a reply not to Hermann Aust in Germany thanking him for sending a photograph (souvenir for MacKenzie) of a General Electric plant in Berlin, Germany. Mailing envelope and photo not included with this item. Nice clean signature of King. 4 7/8" x 8", 4 pages but only front page with content. One fold in centre. Very good+ condition. Hermann Aust, one of Hitler's financiers in the early 1920's, the chief executive of a Munich malt coffee factory, arranged several meetings with Hitler and with Bavarian industrials. These were impressed and gave donations. In the 1930's General Electric in German provided medicine technique, engines for air planes, industrial plant manufacturing, financing. This promoting of GE by Aust was part of helping to support financial strength of Germany., Prime Minister of Canada from 1921-1926, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948, a total of almost 22 years, William Lyon Mackenzie King, grandson of Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie, was deputy Minister of Labour (1900-1908) before being appointed Canada's first Minister of Labour (1909-1911). Re-elected to the Canadian Parliament (1919), he became leader of the Liberal Party. As Prime Minister, he favored social reform without socialism; he led the government with support from an alliance of Liberals and Progressives. King effected a more independent relationship between the Commonwealth nations and Britain. During and after World War II he unified a country often divided between English and French constituents.

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        Arbeit!

      Im Gemeinschaftsverlag von Volk und Reich Verlag G.M.B.H. und H. Bechhold Verlagsbuchhandlung Berlin & Frankfurt: Im Gemeinschaftsverlag von Volk und Reich Verlag G.M.B.H. und H. Bechhold Verlagsbuchhandlung, (1937). First edition. Hardcover. vg. 4to. 23,200,25-29,[3]pp. Paper-covered boards with blind-stamped name of author, and title in black on cover and spine. With original photographic dust jacket. Dr. Paul Wolff's most famous and best work on industrial photography. Profusely illustrated with photographs in b/w and sepia tone of workers in construction, in the automobile-, metal, steel, coal, chemical, and various other industries. Includes one text page of Adolf Hitler's speech held in the Reichstag on January 30th, 1937. Contents: Einleitung: Arbeit! von Paul G. Ehrhardt. Aus der Berufsarbeit vieler Jahre von Dr. Paul Wolff. Streik! Gleichberechtigung. Wunder!. Bildteil: Handwerker, Spinnen und Weben, Bauen und Verkehr, Metallverarbeitung, Automobilbau, Feinmechanik, Kraft, Chemie, Metallhütten, Stahl und Eisen, Steinkohle. Schlusstext: Aus der Führerrede am 30. Januar 1937. Werkphotographie, eine Gegenwartsaufgabe! von Dr. Paul Wolff. Verzeichnis der Firmen. Front board bowed. some sunning on boards, two-inch split along tail of spine on front board, firmly holding. Minor creasing and scuffing on dj. Slight foxing on inside of dj. Paper-split along gutter at title-page, firmly holding. Text in German. Overall tight copy with dj and binding in good, interior in near fine condition. "Bester und gesuchtester Band des Fotografen." (Heidtmann 11523)

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        Stability of Polyatomic Molecules in Degenerate Electronic States. I - Orbital Degeneracy. Reprinted from "Proceedings of the Royal Society of London", Series A, No. 905, Vol. 161, pp. 220-235, July 1937.

      (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press), 1937. Royal8vo. Original printed wrappers. Faint fading to extremities of wrappers, otherwise mint. 1 blank leaf, pp. (220)-235.. First edition, offprint, of A. Jahn and E. Teller's seminal publication on the geometrical distortion of non-linear molecules - now known as the Jahn-Teller effect - which was to become a groundbreaking tool for research in crystals and molecular configurations in general."The Jahn-Teller effect is one of the most fascinating phenomena in modern physics and chemistry. It emerged in 1934 in a discussion between two famous physicists [...] and grew into a general tool for understanding and an approach to solving molecular and crystal problems, which is applicable to any polyatomic problem. The first formulation of the effect as instability of molecular configurations in electronically degenerate states proved to be the beginning of a whole trend which rationalizes the origin of all possible instabilities of high-symmetry configurations, and the peculiar nuclear dynamics resulting from these instabilities as well as the origins of all structural symmetry breakings in molecular systems and condensed matter. The next significant resurgence of interest in the Jahn-Teller effect is related to the late 1980s and is still continuing. It was triggered by one of the most important Nobel Prize discoveries in physics of our times inspired by the Jahn-Teller effect: the high-temperature superconductivity." (Bersuker, The Jahn-Teller Effect). "The Jahn-Teller effect continues to be a paradigm for structural instabilities and dynamical processes in molecules and in the condensed phase. While the basic theorem, first published in 1937, had to await experimental verification for 15 years, the intervening years have seen rapid development, initially in the theoretical arena, followed increasingly by experimental work on molecules and crystals. Among the many important developments in the field we mention cooperative phenomena in crystals, the general importance of pseudo-Jahn-Teller couplings for symmetry-lowering phenomena in molecular systems, nonadiabatic processes at conical intersections of potential energy surfaces and extensions of the basic theory in relation to the discovery of fullerenes and other icosahedral systems." (Köppel, The Jahn-Teller Effect: Fundamentals and Implications for Physics and Chemistry).Edward Teller's greatest long term contribution to science is his present discovery. He was, however, a highly controversial physicist in contemporary science: "Though an accomplished theoretical physicist, Teller is best known for his early contributions to the development of the hydrogen bomb and his unwavering defense of nuclear weapons. His support of weapons and opposition to test bans, along with his advocacy of projects such as the Strategic Defense Initiative, made him both one of the most controversial physicists of the twentieth century and one of the most politically influential.Dawn of the Atomic Age. Teller first began to consider the possibilities of a hydrogen weapon in late 1941 when, during a brief period at Columbia University, he met with Nobel laureate Enrico Fermi. Fermi had proposed that a fission explosion might create conditions close enough to what occurs within stars to induce the fusion of heavy hydrogen or deuterium nuclei, which, unlike standard hydrogen nuclei that contain only one proton, feature both a proton and a neutron. Though Teller was initially skeptical, he quickly established himself as the leading proponent of fusion weapons. During a 1942 meeting of top physicists at the University of California at Berkeley called by J. Robert Oppenheimer to discuss the potential development of fission weapons, Teller suggested that the prospect of building a hydrogen weapon, a "Super," be explored as well.Though Teller's advocacy of nuclear weapons put him at odds with many in the scientific community, it also provided him with powerful allies in the military and government who shared Teller's vision of sophisticated, often then-unrealized, technology playing a major role in defense. Whereas he never achieved the same high profile as Oppenheimer once had, Teller maintained an important voice on issues of science and defense in numerous administrations up to and including that of Ronald Reagan." (DSB)

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        PICTORIAL ARTISTRY : The Dramatization of The Beautiful in Photography

      New York : B. Westermann Company, Inc., 1937 Book. Illus. by Author. Fine. Hard Cover Cloth. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 1st. Edition Limited Edition to only 1000 copies this being #869 and signed by Fassbender. Un-paginated with 39 full page Toned Gravure plates with title page cover and details of each plate to the side page . Hardcover binding in tan cloth , spiral bound page book . A very scarce book on Pictorial Photography. Condition Fine , with aging to the boards. A complete large copy that will need extra to ship ( see the images ).

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        Mr. Norris Changes Trains

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1937.. New Edition. Blue Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author June, 1937 new edition of Isherwood's third novel with, on the title page, a line through his printed name & his signature beneath; from the library of Frank Thistlethwaite (Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia from 1961 to 1980) who has signed the fep with the date November 6th 1937; A fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, Thistlethwaite served as a lecurer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics at the University of Cambridge from 1949-61 & was founding chairman of the British Association for American Studies (1955-59). As a young man he went from St. John's, on a Commonwealth fellowship, to the University of Minnesota & lived in America until the second world war which is probably where he met Isherwood; "Inspiration for the novel was drawn from Isherwood's experiences as an expatriate living in Berlin during the early 1930's and the character of Mr Norris is based on Gerald Hamilton. Originally planned as a much more comprehensive and conceptual work, Isherwood jettisoned much of the material and many of the characters to focus on Norris. Initially Isherwood planned to write the novel in the third person, but when he decided to narrow the novel's focus to Norris he changed to first person. He believed this would allow the reader to 'experience' Mr Norris as Isherwood had experienced Gerald Hamilton."; this novel & 'Goodbye to Berlin' provided the inspiration for the play 'I Am a Camera' (1951), the 1955 film 'I Am a Camera' (both starring Julie Harris), the Broadway musical 'Cabaret' (1966) and the film (1972) of the same name. a sound copy though with some wear to spine edges & corners; two newspaper clippings from the time of Isherwood's death are loosely inserted; 280 pages.

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        Sally Bowles.

      London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 1937.. First edition. Small 8vo. 150 pp. Recent dark blue full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt rules and decoration to panels, gilt rules to boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A handsome copy.

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        JAPANESE EPHEMERA COLLECTION - 125 PIECES, PHOTOS, CARDS, 19TH-20TH C

      1937. [JAPANESE EPHEMERA] JAPANESE EPHEMERA COLLECTION - 125 PIECES, PHOTOS, CARDS, 19TH-20TH CENTURY. Mostly for Western tourists, this collection includes hotel luggage labels and tags in various shapes and sizes; matchbox labels (in English and Japanese); trade cards with ornate designs; three hand colored albumen photographs, 8 x 10.5 in.; greeting cards, including Christmas and New Year's cards; folding maps of the Tokaido Road, Java, a brochure about the Inland Sea; a brochure on Japanese prints; wine labels; Japanese paper samples with text printed in English; a small (6 1/4 in.) painted fan with wooden handle; a menu for a dinner in August of 1937 with a woodblock print cover reproduction of Hiroshige's Fireworks on the River Sumida; two silk and paper dolls, both men, padded to achieve a 3D effect; a small (10 x 6 1/2 in.) color print of a geisha passing two suitors on a grassy path, and more.

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        Nero And Other Poems

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

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        DSB. (Lyntog).

      Orig. plakat i farver. Litografi (udført hos Andreasen & Lachmann) København 1937. 95,5x57,5 cm. Et par diskrete småreparationer, men generelt meget velbevaret. I nyere skifteramme med aluminiumslister.. Velbevaret eksemplar af Aage Rasmussens berømte promovering af DSB's nye lyntog, der kunne køre sensationelle 120 km/t. Dette fremgår af det stiliserede speedometer, der hvælver sig i mørket over det røde lyn, som overhaler et af statsbanernes gamle motortog. Plakaten blev et ikon og er vel en af de mest markante danske plakater nogen sinde

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        JOSEPH BEUYS: AKTIONER - AKTIONEN (TECKNINGAR OCH OBJEKT 1937-1970 UR SAMLING VAN DER GRINTEN / ZEICHNUNGEN UND OBJEKTE AUS DER SAMMLUNG VAN DER GRINTEN) - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

      (BEUYS, JOSEPH). Beuys, Joseph, Pontus Hulten, Dieter Koepplin & Franz Josef Van Der Grinten. JOSEPH BEUYS: AKTIONER - AKTIONEN (TECKNINGAR OCH OBJEKT 1937-1970 UR SAMLING VAN DER GRINTEN / ZEICHNUNGEN UND OBJEKTE AUS DER SAMMLUNG VAN DER GRINTEN) - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Stockholm, SWEDEN: Moderna Museet, 1971. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine. np, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in German and Swedish. With a chronology, exhibition checklist and bibliography. This is the comprehensive catalogue published in conjunction with a 1971 Pontus Hulten curated Moderna Museet exhibition of one hundred and ninety-five works by the late, great German Conceptual master Joseph Beuys from the Van Der Grinten collection. A most handsome copy BOLDLY SIGNED by Joseph Beuys in red marker on the front cover. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 019827&

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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).

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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"

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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.

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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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