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        Panic Spring. A Romance

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1937. Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Edges a little rubbed. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with toned spine panel and a few tiny nicks and short splits. First edition, first impression of the author's second novel, published pseudonymously more than two decades prior to the Alexandria Quartet. An attractive copy of this uncommon edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Clarence Day Life with Mother w/ SIGNED ALS, Limited 1st Edition

      New York, NY: Knopf, 1937. Limited 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Knopf, 1937. Includes a series of hand written letters by the author. Limited First Edition. No. 259 of 750 printed on pace all-rag handmade cream paper. Hardcover. Original jacket. Light toning on book and jacket. VG/VG condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        Thurnau 13.Lehrgang/4.-11.April 37

      1937 - A most unusual, bizarre, comical home-made book of a Nazi training camp for the SA! 20 pp., plus wraps. 29 by 25 cm. If one could overlook the sinister associations, much of the satire could apply to any military boot camp, but of course one can not escape the invidious context. In a way, this might be viewed as a pity, because the illustrations and accompanying light verse are superb, and this can be seen as plausibly publishable, but for the irredeemably unsavory context. Yet it is on the other hand a most interesting primary source document on the life of an ordinary member of the SA and by extension, other Nazi units. So we find mocked the task master commander, the morning wake-up and ablutions, the constant drilling, exercise and sporting regimen. Quite graphically depicted is the group shower, among other things. Interestingly, women were a part of the camp experience -- they lived separately, but there was mingling. Much of the training would appear to have been indistinguishable from standard military training. Was this in keeping with the paramilitary nature of the SA, or was it somehow related also to the German not so furtive strategems to evade the restrictions placed on its military activities by the Treaty of Versailles? In any case, there is strangely no allusion to Jews in the entire work. The most disturbing aspect of the work may be that, notwithstanding the gently cynical tone, the author would appear to have emerged from the program an enthusiastic member of the SA!

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Out of Africa

      London, Putnam,, 1937. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My African Safari

      East Aurora, NY: Done into this book by the Roycrofters, 1937. First Edition. 12mo 17x13 cm (6-34 x5-14 inches). Frontispiece map and 10 photographic ililustrations. 34, [1] pp. Original brown grained leatherette. Fine in cloth drop box. Czech p. 32 ("a very small quantity") . Carpenter's account of his 1936 safari to Kenya, where he hunted rhino, buffalo, oryx, waterbuck, lion, and antelope with Donald Ker of Ker & Downey as Professional Hunter

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        To Have and Have Not (First Edition)

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First Edition. First Edition. Fine and unread in a strong Near Fine dust jacket. A spectacular copy, with only a touch of rubbing along the spine panel to note. & & Basis for the classic 1944 film directed by Howard Hawks, scripted by William Faulkner and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in their legendary first pairing. Filmed again in the more faithful but lesser-known 1950 film, The Breaking Point, which starred John Garfield and Patricia Neal.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc.]
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        Portrait photograph of Luise Rainer

      New York 2 september 1937 New York, 2 september, 1937. (RAINER, LUISE) Variant of the portrait taken at the same session and published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. 35 x 26.5 cm. (approximately 13-7/8 x 10-3/8 inches). Half-length portrait of the actress, seated, in semi-profile. Gelatin silver print. Small crease at top right corner. Verso docketed in ink giving the name of the sitter, date of the photograph, and Van Vechten's reference to negative and print ("IX L : 26")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Continual Dew - Selected Poems - First And Last Loves - Collected Poems - A Nip In The Air - Collected Poems (Enlarged Edition) - Uncollected Poems

      London: John Murray, 1937 - 1982 - 1. Continual Dew. London: John Murray, 1937. This is the Facsimile Edition of 1977. A fine copy in near fine dustwrapper. All edges gilt, illustrated among others by Osbert Lancaster and Mr. de Cronin Hastings, with a dustwrapper design by E. McKnight Kauffer. 2. Selected Poems. Introduction by John Sparrow. (London: John Murray, 1948). First Edition, First Printing. A pre-proof stage of this book. Unbound gatherings A to K, each stapled. Title ("Select Poems") and author ("J. Betjeman") in ink to first page. Staples rusted, else near fine. 3. First and Last Loves (Illustrated by John Piper). London: John Murray, 1952. First Edition, First Printing. Edges foxed, else a near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 4. Collected Poems (With an Introduction by Lord Birkenhead). London: John Murray, 1958. First Edition, First Printing. A near fine copy. 5. Summoned by Bells (With Drawings by Michael Tree). London: John Murray, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Edges foxed, else a near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. 6. A Nip in the Air. London: John Murray, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. Proof copy. Date of probable publication and price inked to the front of the wrapper, author and title in ink on the spine, pencilled notes to the back of the wrapper, paper browning, else near fine. 7. Collected Poems - Enlarged Edition (With an Introduction by Lord Birkenhead). London: John Murray, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 8. Uncollected Poems. London: John Murray, 1982. First Edition, First Printing. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Price for the collection: CHF 900. Please note that due to size and weight we will have to charge additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Forty Drawings Done by Rockwell Kent to Illustrate the Works of William Shakespeare of Which One Print is Signed by the Artist

      Garden City: Doubleday, (ca 1937). Limited Edition. Hardcover. Folio. Forty wood block prints, each image approx 7 x 9-1/2", matted to 15 x 18"; and, laid in loose in a newly made box of blue cloth with the original paper title-label laid down. One print signed by Kent, two prints colored. Stated as an edition of 1000 sets, this set is number 36. Prints are Fine, with just minor dust-soiling to a few of the mats; the 'new' box is Fine as well, with the original title label showing some minor wear and scuffing. // The title of the portfolio is taken from the title-label on the box; no other text accompanies the collection of matted prints. OCLC records only 17 sets, and one can hardly imagine that Doubleday issued anywhere close to 1000 sets Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        The Country Scene

      Collins, 1937 98pp. Poems with facing col pls with guards. Gilt top to pages. Fore edges and tail of pages uncut. Quarter bound with green cloth spine and beige cloth boards. Gilt title and rules. Inscription on prelim page. One corner creased. D/j Some creasing to head. Spine has tears at head but very little loss. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: Eric T.Moore Books]
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        Verve: An Artisitic and Literary Quarterly Appearing in December, March, June and October

      Paris, 1937. Vol. 1, No. 1. Original Lithos. by Ferdinand Leger, Joan Miro, Rattner & Bores. NF in slightly dust soiled pict. wraps. Stain to lower edge pgs. 12-39, penetrating up to 1", affecting though not damaging some plates. Lithos not affected.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Les Pastorales de Longus ou Daphnis et Chloe.

      - Version d`Amyot, revue et completee par P. L. Courier. Paris, Gonin, 1937. 3 nn. Bl., 217 S., 4 nn. Bll. Mit 49 (1 davon auf dem Umschlag) Holzschnitten von Aristide Maillol. 8°, lose Lagen in illustr. OUmschlag in HPergament-Decke und -Schuber. Druckvermerk vom Künstler signiert. Eines der röm. num., nicht für den Verkauf bestimmten Exemplare. Guérin 76 ff. - Skira 216. - Monod 7261. - Rauch 141. - Maillol-Kat. Baden-Bden 1978, Nr. 161. - Artist and the book 174. - Garvey/Wick 22. - Mornand 22, S. 304. - Strachan S. 337. - "It is perhaps the most harmonious of Maillol`s illustrated books." (E. Garvey) - Dreiseitig unbeschnittenes frisches Exempar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Galerie Joy]
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        Verve : an Artistic and Literary Quarterly [Vol. 1, No. 1 (Dec. 1937) -]. Contributors to This Issue Include Miro, Gide, Dos Passos, Malraux, Matisse, & C

      Paris : [Impr. Des Beaux-Arts], 1937. 1st Edition. Ill. (some col. , some mounted) ; 36 cm. A translation of the French edition issued with the same title. Subjects: Art--Periodicals. Issue numbers within vols. 1-2 constitute whole no. 1-8. Suspended publication Sept. /Nov. 1940-Oct. 1943. Cf. Union list of serials. An exceptional copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges very slightly nicked and dust-dulled as with age. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        VERVE: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly

      Paris: Imprimerie Des Beaux-Arts. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. The first issue of the most celebrated art journal of the century: Verve, No. 1, with original lithographs by Leger, Miro, Rattner, and Bores, and cover by Matisse. The English-language issue. With four original lithographs printed by Mourlot Freres: "L'Eau" by Leger, "L'Air" by Miro, "le Feu" by Rattner & "la Terre" by Bores. With photography by Man Ray, Brassai, and others; text by Gide, Bataille, Garcia Lorca, Malraux, Henri Michaux, Vollard, and Cradel. The cover by Matisse was designed specially for this issue. Paris: December 1937. No. 1. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers. Wrappers with wear to top of spine and a few stray scratches and marks; text clean.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Treasures of Illumination- English Manuscripts of the Fourteenth Century (c.1250 to 1400).

      London. The Studio Ltd. 1937. - This edition on hand-made paper, is limited to 215 numbered copies of which this copy is number 8. Lavishly illustrated with 24 tipped-in colour plates reproducing the most decorative examples of early English illuminated manuscripts. 4to (8.5" x 12"). Beautifully bound by Zahnsdorf in gilt titled full snowy vellum. Lovely gilded endsheets. t.e.g. A most desireable and well regarded study. An elegant presentation. Usual slight vellum bowing to front cover. Covers mildly soiled, spine slightly darkened. A lovely copy of this elusive limited issue.Featured Art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heldfond Book Gallery, Ltd. ABAA , ILAB]
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        The Diary of T.E. Lawrence MCMXI

      London: Corvinus Press, 1937., 1937. Limited Edition to 203 copies of which this is No. 167 and printed on Parchment Substitute Paper. Publisher's brown morocco spine with gilt titles, light brown speckled rough paper covered boards with parchment corners. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With 13 photographs '... at the end of the volume ... taken by the author during the time the diary was being written...'. Tissue guards present, a few with minor chips. A superb, clean copy held in its original brown slipcase, rubbed and a little frayed, reinforced at spine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        STORIELLA AS SHE IS SYUNG. A SECTION OF "WORK IN PROGRESS

      London: Corvinus Press, 1937. FIRST EDITION. COPY #115 OF 176 COPIES. Hardcover. 324 x 264 mm (12 3/4 x 10 3/8"). [26] leaves (first five and last three blank). FIRST EDITION. COPY #115 OF 176 COPIES. Original orange flexible vellum, gilt titling on front cover, publisher's dove device in gilt on rear cover, flat spine with vertical titling. In the original (slightly faded and worn) gray-green slipcase. OPENING WITH ILLUMINATED INITIAL "A" BY LUCIA JOYCE, the author's daughter, in silver, teal, pink, blue, and yellow. Marginal commentary printed in red and black. Slocum & Cahoon A-46. Widely scattered tiny gray dots in paper (apparently an impurity of no significance and noted in most other copies in the marketplace), otherwise a very fine copy with no signs of use, the binding especially fresh, clean, and bright. A publication with direct ties to Joyce's daughter and indirect ties to T. E. Lawrence, this excerpt from what became "Finnegan's Wake" is a handsomely produced edition that aesthetically outshines all other installments from "Work in Progress." Attractively printed in Centaur type on Arnold handmade paper, this is a typically well-made product of the Corvinus Press, named for a 15th century ruler of Hungary and founded in 1936 by young Viscount Carlow (1907-44). Operating until his death, the press issued 58 books of significant literary and typographical interest. A collector of private press books before he began producing them, Carlow got into printing because of his close friendship with T. E. Lawrence (he was at Lawrence's bedside when he died). As a person involved with Lawrence's literary estate, Carlow had access to unpublished material, and making it available to the public in an aesthetically pleasing form served as his motive in founding the press. A year after Carlow died in an airplane crash while on his way to Yugoslavia for a diplomatic mission, Viscount Kemsley purchased the Corvinus press and used it for the Dropmore Press he was creating. Corvinus Press books are not commonly seen, partly because some copies of their publications were destroyed before distribution in a warehouse fire kindled by a World War II bombing, and partly because they were published in very small press runs. The pretty initial "A" that opens the work has a heartbreaking backstory. Joyce's daughter Lucia (1907-82) was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her early twenties and was permanently institutionalized by 1935. She had desperately tried, and failed, to become a dancer, and Joyce was determined to find a new artistic outlet for her, believing it would be therapeutic. He hit upon the painting of ornamental capitals like this one, and even went so far as to give publishers the money to pay her for her work.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        THIS IS MY STORY ( signed )

      New York : Harper & Brothers, 1937 Book. Illus. by Unknowen . Fine. Hard Cover Cloth / Dust Jacket. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st. Edition , 1st. Printing 1937, Light blue cloth hardcover black facsimile signature on the front board and in the dust jacket , 365 page book with some black & white photo illustrations . This book is also signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the first blank page , also embossed on the lower corner of the page" Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Campobello Island Canada". A very rare edition and signed by the Author and embossed stamp from Roosevelt's personal Library. Condition : Fine , clean binding sharp corners , very light foxing at the front and back inside hinges ( see image ). Dust jacket is fine with very light edge rubs , now in a clear removable mylar cover. ( see image ). .

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        THIS IS MY STORY

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1937. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine in a Very Good dustwrapper, bright but with some edgewear. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page and INSCRIBED "To their Majesties/The King & Queen of Greece/With good wishes/Eleanor Roosevelt." Most likely the recipients are Paul and his wife Frederika of Hanover. Paul succeeded to the throne in 1947, on the death of his childless elder brother, King George II, during the Greek Civil War. Needless to say, books inscribed by the First Lady to royalty are rare.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Trial and Error

      London: Hodder and Stoughton Limited,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. Slight rubbing to corners, spotting to edges and the margins of some early and late leaves; overall a very good copy in the mildly soiled jacket with chips, tears and some loss to ends of spine panel. First edition, first printing. One of the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone books. The printed dedication is to P. G. Wodehouse.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        TYPED LETTER SIGNED (TLS)

      Atlanta, GA, 12 November 1937. Letter. Normal creases from mailing, otherwise Fine. Fine single-spaced one-page letter of @250 words on Mitchell's stationery to Herschel Brickell, a noted book reviewer from Mississippi who served on the New York Herald Tribune book section and who, at the time of this correspondence, was a reviewer for the New York Evening Post. Mitchell begins by stating that the day is going to be one of those days "when all hell busts loose" and that she is very interested in "the literary row about Hemingway." Mitchell then moves on to GONE WITH THE WIND, both the book and the movie which was under development at the time of the letter. Specifically she mentions the character of Belle Watling, the prostitute who had a longstanding relationship with Rhett Butler: "I have heard no more from Katharine Brown, and so, I do not know what they decided to do about Belle's accent. My modest and old fashioned family have become accustomed to anything in the last year and a half and, like the Queen in 'Alice in Wonderland,' get up every morning ready to believe six impossible things before breakfast. Even Father was convulsed at the idea of someone telephoning from New York to discover how the madam of a Confederate bordello talked." SIGNED "Margaret" in pencil by Mitchell. All of the letters to Brickell that we have seen were signed by Mitchell either as "Margaret" or as "M," an indication of the personal relationship she had with him. Not in Richard Harwell's MARGARET MITCHELL'S "GONE WITH THE WIND" LETTERS 1936-1949, though many others to Brickell are.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Jamaica Jaunt or the Rover Boys and How They Conquered Old Demon Rum

      N.p: Privately Printed, 1937. Front board reattached; a very good copy in gilt-tooled leather boards (internally fine).. Limited Edition. Number 4 of 4 numbered copies of this handmade book of a 1930s trip undertaken by four well-heeled couples from Chicago to New York, Havana, Jamaica, Bermuda, Chicago and back again. With sixty original captioned photographs, most taken in Jamaica, six original drawings, and a hand-drawn map.

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        The Red Pony

      New York: Covici Friede Publishers 1937, 1st Limited Edition. () Very good. Quarto. Original publisher's cloth boards in original, but tattered, glassine dust jacket. Spine of dust jacket perished with chips missing. Spine of book a faded. In original brown paper slipcase with title and limitation number. Slipcase rubbed with paper missing from top of spine. Fore and lower edge of textblock uncut. Small bookseller's label to front free endpaper. Printed on handmade paper, internally clean and tight. Signed by Steinbeck in the colophon. Number 229 of 699 numbered copies. An attractively printed signed limited edition of the American great John Steinbeck's novella, the Red Pony. A scare Steinbeck publication, uncommon in original glassine, even in this condition..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        ENSEMBLES MOBILIERS 1937-1960. 18 volumes

       "Published between 1937 and 1960, the 18 portfolios furniture sets are an irreplaceable testimony on creating decorative French Art Deco post. Created by Charles Moreau, they held the chronic annual trends and innovations presented at the Salon primarily decorators and the Ideal Home Exhibition. complete this reissue shows the extraordinary vitality of French designers of the period. rediscovers there traditionalist of Art Deco Ruhlmann, Groult and Follot, minimalist creations Chareau, Le Corbusier, Perriand, Herbst and Mallet-Stevens, neo-classicism Arbus, Du Plantier and Poillerat.There is also the fantasies of Royère, elegant Dupré-Lafon, Drouet, and Pascaud, the series production, often from art workshops for department stores, Matégot, Guiguichon or survivors of Art Deco Leleu, Dominica, Adnet, Jallot and their followers, Pre, Rinck, Raphael and Old. " 

      [Bookseller: La Rara]
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        Despair. Translated from the Russian by the author.

      London: John Long, Limited, 1937 - Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. With the pictorial dust jacket. Endpapers somewhat browned, spine very gently rolled but an excellent copy in the frayed and rubbed dust jacket with loss at the ends of the spine panel and a small triangular chip from the centre of the spine panel. With some neat professional repair to the folds. First UK edition, first impression, first issue in the black cloth. Nabokov's second English publication was put out by the small imprint John Long who specialized in unconventional, quirky books, especially mystery, fantasy, and crime novels. They had previously published Nabokov's Camera Obscura with very little success and fared no better with this. Both titles were remaindered in cheaper bindings and copies of either in dust jacket are rare. Of Despair there are thought to be a mere handful. With the ownership signature of Karin de Laval, dated 1937. Laval was a Swedish writer who notably translated works by Tolstoy, Moravia, and others. There are very light pencil annotations to one page which would appear to be explication of idiomatic phrases.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Despair

      London, John Long, Limited,, 1937. Translated from the Russian by the author. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to upper board and spine gilt. Housed in a blue silk drop down box with a blue morocco title label to the backstrip gilt. Endpapers somewhat browned, spine a little dull, slightly delicate at the top and with a touch of rub to the lettering. Very nice. First English Edition, First Impression. The second of Long's publications of Nabokov and every bit as uncommon as the first. Few exist in jacket and copies as nice as this are very scarce. The translation was done by the polyglot author himself and is the first substantial publication by him in his adoptive language.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE COMPLETE HORNBLOWER NOVELS. The Happy Return (1937); A Ship of the Line (1938); Flying Colours (1938); The Commodore (1945); Lord Hornblower (1946); Mr Midshipman Hornblower (1950); Lieutenant Hornblower (1952); Hornblower and the Atropos (1953); Horn

      Michael Joseph Ltd. London.,1937-62. FIRST EDITIONS. Ten volumes.8vo. (7.4 x 5 inches). A fine set of true 1st editions, 1st impressions. Finely bound in recent full black morocco. Spines with raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled borders on boards. All edges gilt. A fine set of this classic series.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on Mises personal stationery

      Geneva:, 1937. Fine. A FINE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY LUDWIG von MISES. The letter is on his personal stationery with his name "Prof. Dr. Ludwig v. Mises" printed in raised letters at the left head of the sheet. He writes to an unnamed colleague who he addresses as "Very Honored Doctor". He is responding to a letter from the writer (not present) who is at the University of Salzburg in which he asks Mises about the possibility of lecturing in Geneva in 1937/8. Mises replies that he has discussed this with Professor Rappard [William Rappard Professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva] and "unfortunately the program of lectures is already completely fixed for 1937/8"... He hopes that they may be able to get together during a forthcoming holiday Mises has planned in the Salzburg region. An elegantly written, legible letter in German by this twentieth century economic icon. Letters of Ludwig von Mises are quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Years

      London: The Hogarth Press. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. FIRST EDITION of one of Woolf's most accomplished works, the last novel Woolf published in her lifetime. London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine in a very clean, attractive dust jacket with a few spots to spine and a few internal, unobtrusive tape repairs. Overall an excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Tobacco : Its History Illustrated by the books, manuscripts and engravings in the library of George Arents, Jr. together with an introductory essay a glossary and bibliographic notes by Brooks

      New York, The Rosenbach Company 1937 - 1969 15 vols . First Edition. Hardback. Fine/No Jacket. First Editions New York 1937-1969. 15 vol. including 10 supplements in original parts, number 222 of 300 sets, frontispieces, illustrations, vol.1-5 original cloth, gilt roan label on spines (a little rubbed), supplements original wrappers (slightly faded), overall in excellent condition. Scarce complete. 4to, New York, 1937-69.

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        The Years

      Leonard and Virginia Woolf, London., 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the Vanessa Bell dust jacket. Mild partial browning to the endpapers but a particularly nice copy in the very lightly spotted dust jacket. First Edition, First Impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Camille: La Dame Aux Camelias Translated from the French with an Introduction by Edmund Grosse

      London: Curwen Press. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1937. First Edition. 1. Hard Cover. Publisher's full cream/white buckram cloth with a single gilt decoration on cover. In slipcase. Illustrated with 12 colored water plates by Marie Laurentis, limited to 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator. Translated from French with an Introduction by Edmund Grosse. . Spine mildly soiled, cover lightly marked, former owner's name written on ffep. Slip case has light watermarks and soiled, but sturdy, else very good. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Watercolors. 4to 11" - 13" tall. (xi), 214 pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        CAMILLE

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Light soiling to the covers. Near Fine in a complete but broken slipcase. Marie Laurencin. Quarto (8-3/8" x 11") bound in full white linen with a gilt decoration on the front board and lettering on the spine. Designed, printed, and bound by Oliver Simon at the Curwen Press. Translated, with an introduction, by Edmund Gosse. Illustrated with 12 watercolors by Marie Laurencin printed in process collotype. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist in pencil on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 15 presentation copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        GEJAAGD DOOR DE WIND [GONE WITH THE WIND]

      Haag:: Zuid-Hollandsche Uitgevers Maatschappij(S. Holland Pub. Co). [1937]. First Dutch edition. A translation of Margaret Mitchell's classic GONE WITH THE WIND in three volumes: "Vuur Over Land [Land on Fire)"; "Als Een Vlam in de Storm [Like a Flame in a Storm]"; "Het Zaad Ontikiemt [The Seed Sprouts]." Translated by W. J. A. Roldanus Jr. Illustrated by renowned artist Anton Pieck with over 25 paintings and drawings. Each frontispieces matches the respective dust jacket illustration. Tan boards over green cloth stamped with red and black on spine; intricate emblem on front board in red and gilt. Volume one's dust jacket has a thin closed tear down the left edge of the spine and Volume two's has a tear along the bottom of the spine. All three have some minor damp staining to the base of the spine with only volume two's extending to some of the back pages. Otherwise in very good condition in heavy paper dust jackets with duplicates of color frontis pictures attached to front covers. As best we can determine the set is scarce but the original jackets are much scarcer, perhaps rare.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        GREAT CONTEMPORARIES

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Years

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

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        THE YEARS

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        The Years

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

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        THE NONESUCH DICKENS. [THE WORKS]

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

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        Atto di Fede, Parva Favilla, Gran Fiamma Seconda

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

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        The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond

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

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

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

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        MAIN STREET

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

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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