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        LA LÉGENDE D' ULENSPIEGEL. ( numéroté)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Metamorphosis

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

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

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

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

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

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        Ulysses

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les démons gardiens

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

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

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

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        BEOWULF. THE MONSTERS AND THE CRITICS. Sir Israel Golancz Memorial Lecture. British Academy 1936

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

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Birds of America

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

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        The Crowning Year And Other Poems

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

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

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

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        Great Contemporaries

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

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        The Ace of Knaves

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

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        "Down Wind. Pintail Drake."

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

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        Six Plates from: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

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

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        And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE DIVINE FOLLY.

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

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

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

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        Zenszhna rawoprawn'ij irazdanin SSSr

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

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        Bajo tu clara sombra y otros poemas sobre España

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

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        Atlantica.

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

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF LILLIAN GISH

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

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

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

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        Mein Fliegerleben.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Erik Tonen]
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        Den afrikanske Farm. Orig. udg.

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

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        Oeuvres Complètes.

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

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        Electre. Pièce en duex actes.

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

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        Métamorphose de Narcisse

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

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        La Bibbia di Borso d'Este riprodotta integralmente per mandato di Giovanni Treccani con documenti e studio storico - artistico di Adolfo Venturi.

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

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        CANTI

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

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

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

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        The Birds of America

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

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        PANIC SPRING

      London: Faber And Faber, (1937)., 1937 First Edition. Lawrence Durrell's very uncommon second novel, written under the pseudonym of Charles Norden. Presumed publisher's mock-up proof with plain unprinted heavy card wrappers glued to the book block which is fine, fresh, tight and unread. A unique state of the First Edition. 8vo. 372 pp. [From a comprehensive TBCL Durrell collection of first editions in superb condition]. 1st Edition.

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        Three Letters from R. Austin Freeman to Percival M. Stone

      Three one-page letters to P.M. Stone, a noted Freeman collector, and editor of an omnibus edition of Thorndyke cases published shortly before the author's death. All folded as mailed, and in near fine condition, as follows [1]: Quarto leaf. Typed Letter Signed, dated 3 November 1937, about an article Stone wrote for the Crime File Omnibus about London's King's Bench Walk, how that article helped Freeman understand his own character, Dr. Thorndyke better, and the suggestion that the article be used as an introduction to a collection of Thorndyke stories; [2]: Octavo leaf. Typed Letter Signed, dated 20 March 1939, discussing The Stoneware Monkey, sharing his correspondent's interest in the character of Polton, and agreeing that he will have a larger role in an upcoming book; and [3]: 12mo. leaf. Secretarial Letter Signed, dated 3 February 1943, thanking Stone for Christmas gifts, revealing his very ill health, and apologizing that he can no longer write, but "had to wait for the kind offices of a friend to dispatch this." Signed by Freeman in a very infirm hand. Stone has added a pencil note: "The last letter received (year of his death)." A nice little correspondence with some decent content about Thorndyke. .

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        Zenszhna rawoprawn'ij irazdanin SSSr

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

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        Of Mice and Men [First Issue]

      New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing, First Issue, with "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula," lines 20-21, p. 9, and bullet between the eight's on p. 88, one of only 2500 copies (in subsequent printings, the nine words on p. 9 and the bullet between the eight's were removed and the entire page reset). Chosen as a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, accounting for the many copies now on the market in clipped "unpriced" dust jackets masquerading as the genuine article. Small 8vo: 186pp. Publisher's beige cloth, spine and upper cover lettered within orange title block between thick black rules, top edge stained blue, pictorial dust jacket printed in black and priced $2.00. A spectacular copy, square, tight, clean, unmarked and probably unread, marred only by fading of blue top-stain; about Fine jacket, completely free of tears and edge wear, but spine panel lightly sunned (black lettering and design undiminished). Truly, one for the vaults. Goldstone-Payne A7a. & "Of Mice and Men (the title is drawn from Robert Burns's poem “To A Mouse”: “The best laid schemes o' mice and men / Gang aft a-gley / An' leave us naught but grief an' pain / For promised joy”) marks a deliberate change from Steinbeck's previous work, In Dubious Battle (1936). In this new project, Steinbeck chose to work within a narrower framework . . . concentrat[ing] on a small number of characters as Steinbeck tells the story of migrant ranch laborers in carefully detailed settings. . . . From the very beginning, not only are readers given a call to social reform (the plight of the migrant worker is bleak and unlikely to change), but they also see that such men possess an American dream shared by all levels of society. Even though George and Lennie are different in size, although one is mentally sharp and the other retarded, they both have their dream of ownership and independence." (The Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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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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        Scenario. (A Film With Sound) Frontispeice by Abraham Rattner. Signed Limited Edition

      Paris Obelisk Press 1937. VG : in very good condition with cover flaps as dust jacket. Cover rubbed and slightly faded at edges. Pages loose as issued. Lightly rubbed page edges. Authors dedication on fep is rubbed and scuffed. Second signature on title verso Limited Edition (53/200) Grey wraps 40pp :: 260mm x 170mm (10" x 7")

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        Under Capricorn (First UK Edition)

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

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        Wasmuths Lexikon der Baukunst (5 Bde.).

      4°, ca. 750 S., unzähl., vereinzelt auch farb. Abb, OHLdr. goldgeprägt, Etwas berieben, Bd. III: kleine Fehlstelle a. fliegenden Vors.; Stemp. a. Vorsatz, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. Ein wichtiges umfassendes Standardwerk, das auch noch heute seine Gültigkeit hat. Die Bände A - Z. Der Registerband erschien erst 1937.

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