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        Paris 1937

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

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        This Year: Next Year

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hobbit,

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Golden Cockerel Greek Anthology: A Selection of Poems, Edited, With Translations into English Verse

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

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        The Diary of T. E. Lawrence MCMXI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        The Trial

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

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

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

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        Daphnis et Chloe Bois originaux d'Aristide Maillol

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

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        NONESUCH DICKENS.|THE

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

      [Bookseller: Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press]
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        Scenario (A Film with Sound)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Syber's Books]
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        Rudolf Hess (Heß) in Italy [UNIQUE PHOTO ALBUM]

      NP NP , ca. 1937. Hardcover. vg. Oblong quarto. Original soft black leather with floral embossed decoration bound with brown leather string. Binding protected by modern mylar. Inside of front and back cover lined in fine brown silk. Unique album with 83 b/w original photographs of Rudol Hess' 1937 visit to Italy. The images show Hess being greeted by Italian officials at the train station in Rome, at the welcoming-, and various other parades, official gatherings, visiting historical sites such as the Coliseum & the monument of Victor Emmanuel II., meeting with officials of the Roman-Catholic Church & Italian volunteers fighting with Franco in Spain, and others. Many of the pictures show Hess with Mussolini. Photographs measure 8cm x 11cm and are mounted on brown card stock. Each page with decorative textured tissue guards. Near fine condition. Important historical photographic account in a stunning binding.

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        First Fleet, The

      1937. The Foundation of Australia[GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. RUTTER, Owen. The First Fleet. The Record of the Foundation of Australia from Its Conception to the Settlement at Sydney Cove. Compiled from the Original Documents in the Public Record Office, with Extracts from the Log-Books of H.M.S. Sirius and an Introduction and Notes, by Owen Rutter. Foreword by the Hon. B.S.B. Stevens, M.L.A., Premier of New South Wales. Five Engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937.Limited to 375 copies (this copy being No. 158). Folio (12 7/16 x 7 9/16 inches; 316 x 192 mm.). 149, [1], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Five wood engravings (including frontispiece) by Peter Barker-Mill. Four pages of facsimiles between pp. 8 and 9 (not included in pagination). “Printed & published by Christopher and Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press…printed on Arnold’s hand-made paper in Perpetua type” (Colophon).Original blue cloth. Front cover with cream-colored cloth label decoratively stamped in gilt. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge trimmed, others uncut. Cloth lightly frayed at spine extremities. Otherwise a fine copy.“Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of Australia, as a salute from England to the Commonwealth. By means of a running commentary the editor wove a judicious selection of the original documents into a connected narrative of that momentous enterprise…When paying recognition to its historical merit, the Times Literary Supplement also referred to the distinction of format, paper, printing and binding, adding that it was certainly a volume which all interested in Australia would care to possess, and at the same time paying a high tribute to Peter Barker-Mill’s imaginative engravings” (Pertelote).Cave & Manson, pp. 129-130. Pertelote 123.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
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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 (vols.I-V), New York Public Library (supplemental parts I-X), 1937-1952, November 1958 - June 1969. 7 volumes (volumes I-V, supplemental volumes I and II in 10 original parts), small folio. (13 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches). Five frontispieces (3 coloured, one of these folding), numerous plates and illustrations (a few coloured). Volumes I-V: original red cloth, dark red lettering-piece to spines; Supplemental volumes I and II: original red thick paper wrappers, lettering to bnackstrips and upper covers. A fine complete set. Volumes I- V are limited to 300 numbered copies, this set is numbered 277. "The George Arents Collection on Tobacco, the product of over one hundred years of collecting by George Arents and a succession of curators, is a comprehensive collection on the history, literature, and lore of tobacco. Over the years, the collection has grown to include books and manuscripts in more than twenty languages. Although the collection is devoted to tobacco and includes almost every important work dealing with the subject, it also contains many historical, literary, and artistic works in which tobacco appears only incidentally. [Volumes I-IV was privately printed in New York between 1937 and 1943 in an edition of just 300 sets, and is the catalogue of the ]... the private library of George Arents and it represents the books [arranged by date of printing] that were in the collection before it was donated to The New York Public Library. In 1944, George Arents's collection was received by The New York Public Library where it became known as the George Arents Collection on Tobacco.... Volume 5, the Index by Anne M. Nill, was published in 1952. It was arranged in two sections: Author Index and Subject Index. The Author Index lists author's names and titles for those works that lacked an author. ... A published supplement was prepared by Arents Librarian Sarah Augusta Dickson and Curator Perry O'Neil to cover additions to the collection after 1942. It was printed from 1958-1969...." (NYPL website).

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        The British Columbia Historical Quarterly January 1937 Vol. I. - 1949 Vol. 7 Complete

      Victoria, B.C.: Archives of British Columbia in Co-Operation with the British Columbia Hist 1937-1949, 1st . (Hardcover) Very good. 7 volumes (Complete) Octavo. Illustrated with plates from photos and maps (some folding). Original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Some slight pencil notation in volume 2. Covers slightly rubbed. Decorative bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. All volumes in very good condition. N.B. Please inquire regarding shipping costs. An essential resource for the early history of British Columbia, including the fur trade, gold rushes, the Hudson's Bay Company, ranching, exploration, settlement, natural resources, etc..

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        First Fleet, The

      1937. The Foundation of Australia[GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS]. RUTTER, Owen. The First Fleet. The Record of the Foundation of Australia from Its Conception to the Settlement at Sydney Cove. Compiled from the Original Documents in the Public Record Office, with Extracts from the Log-Books of H.M.S. Sirius and an Introduction and Notes, by Owen Rutter. Foreword by the Hon. B.S.B. Stevens, M.L.A., Premier of New South Wales. Five Engravings by Peter Barker-Mill. [London]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937.Limited to 375 copies (this copy being No. 158). Folio (12 7/16 x 7 9/16 inches; 316 x 192 mm.). 149, [1], [1, colophon], [1, blank] pp. Five wood engravings (including frontispiece) by Peter Barker-Mill. Four pages of facsimiles between pp. 8 and 9 (not included in pagination). “Printed & published by Christopher and Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press…printed on Arnold’s hand-made paper in Perpetua type” (Colophon).Original blue cloth. Front cover with cream-colored cloth label decoratively stamped in gilt. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge trimmed, others uncut. Cloth lightly frayed at spine extremities. Otherwise a fine copy.“Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Foundation of Australia, as a salute from England to the Commonwealth. By means of a running commentary the editor wove a judicious selection of the original documents into a connected narrative of that momentous enterprise…When paying recognition to its historical merit, the Times Literary Supplement also referred to the distinction of format, paper, printing and binding, adding that it was certainly a volume which all interested in Australia would care to possess, and at the same time paying a high tribute to Peter Barker-Mill’s imaginative engravings” (Pertelote).Cave & Manson, pp. 129-130. Pertelote 123.

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        Out of Africa

      London: Putnam, 1937. Burgundy cloth gilt lettered on spine in wonderful 2nd issue unclipped dust jacket. True 1st edition of this famous memoir. Apart from some slight edgewear and some minor blemishes to boards this is a near fine copy of an elusive book.. 1st Ed. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo.

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        Out of Africa [1]

      Published by Putnam & Company Limited, 42 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1937. London 1937. First edition, first issue hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 8¾'' x 6'' [x] 416 printed pages of text. An account of years spent on a coffee farm in Kenya: of the ways of the country, and the wild animals and the native peoples of Somali, Kikuyu, and the Masai. Light rubbing of cloth to spine tips and corners. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition first issue dust wrapper with 20 mm chip to foot of spine [text not affected], smaller chips to corners of spine tip, shallow rubs to corners, light rubbing to centre of upper spine edge, not price clipped 12s 6d. No reviews on the front flap of the dust wrapper and advertisements for 'My Scottish Youth', Goodbye, West Country', and Under Five Eagles' to the rear panel. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Out of Africa

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

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        OUT OF AFRICA

      London: Putnam, 1937. First edition, first issue. 416 pages. Original red cloth binding with gilt lettering, very good, clean and bright with slight general wear and slight rubbing to extremities only, gilt bright. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal spotting to end papers and blanks, otherwise clean. A very good to fine first edition copy. A number of images of this book can be found on our w/s.. First Edition. Red Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo (14 x 22cm).

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        VILLAGES DE FRANCE: PAYS BASQUE JEU DE CONSTRUCTION

      1937. PERE CASTOR. VILLAGES DE FRANCE: PAYS BASQUE JEU DE CONSTRUCTION. Paris: Flammarion 1937. Folio (11 1/4 x 12 3/4), 6 leaves, complete. The child can construct a Basque village using die-cut pieces and printed base. Illustrated in color by Albert Mentzel, a famous engraver working under the name of Albert Flocon. Mentzel studied in Germany at the Bauhaus under Josef Albers. He fled to Paris to escape the Nazis and founded an important printmaking workshop. He is best known for his work in perspective and is said to have had a great influence on Escher. This is a great copy of a rare Pere Castor title.

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        The Walt Disney Annual

      Racine, WI.: Whitman.. 1937.. 8 color plates, 123 pp, 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards in color pictorial dustjacket. Light wear to extremities, light spotting to cover, light toning to edges of endpapers, interior clean and tight. Overall light foxing to dust jacket, which has edge wear including short tears with a longer (1 inch) tear at head and tail of spine. A very good copy of this scarce book. .

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        Walt Disney Annual 1937

      Whitman pub, 1937-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. Minor wear to page edges and corners including bumps to head and toe of spine. Dust jacket included and in very good condition with chipping to the edges and small tears. Images of jacket available upon request. Contains 8 color images from Walt Disney's Silly Symphony. Name on front end sheet.

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        Infantile Paralysis and Cerebral Diplegia: Methods Used for the Restoration of Function

      Angus & Robertson Limited Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited. Very Good+ in Good+ dj. 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. NOISBN . [cloth faded at a couple of spots along bottom edge, moderate foxing to page edges, vintage bookseller's label (H.K. Lewis & Co. Ltd., Medical & Scientific Booksellers, London) on front pastedown; jacket browned at spine and edges, small tears at several corners with minor paper loss, light staining along bottom edge]. (B&W photographic plates) Elizabeth Kenny's pioneering and then-controversial treatise on infantile paralysis -- later to be known more familiarly as polio (short for poliomyelitis) -- which flew in the face of conventional medical wisdom about the disease, emphasizing muscle rehabilitation through exercise. This approach to the disease essentially laid the groundwork for the practice of physical therapy, or physiotherapy. A tireless (some might have said tiresome) crusader and publicity-seeker, the author helped to set up many clinics in Australia and England; aided in no small measure by a stirring portrayal of her by Rosalind Russell in the 1946 Hollywood movie SISTER KENNY (based on her 1943 memoir "And They Shall Walk"), she also became something of a folk heroine. A very scarce book, especially in the original dust jacket. .

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        The Road to Oxiana.

      London: Macmillan & Co. 1937.. First edition, 8vo, (x), 341, (1, 2 advertisement) pp. 16 black and white photographic plates. Original blue cloth, spine sunned with some light marks otherwise very good. Embarking from Venice, Byron travels to Cyprus and visits Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq before reaching Iran, ending up in India via Afghanistan.

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        AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET

      1937. 1. SEUSS,DR. AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET. NY: Vanguard Press 1937 (1937). 4to, pictorial boards, edges lightly rubbed and small repair to fragile paper at head of spine else near Fine in chipped dw with some mends and a 3x3"piece off upper left corner) Boy's shorts on cover of book and dw white instead of blue earliest issue. FIRST EDITION OF SEUSS'S FIRST BOOK FOR CHILDREN! Brightly illustrated in color throughout. Rare in the dw.

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        Landevej ved Egby. Januar 1937.

      Original tegning udført med sort tusch og vandfarver. Signeret af Ib Andersen. Motivmål/arkmål: 28,3 x 24,2 cm. Meget velbevaret. Monteret på bagbeklædning i smuk gammel sølvramme.. Dejlig stor farvelagt tegning af Ib Andersen, der gengiver et dansk vinterlandskab med nøgne marker uden sne med stor indlevelse. I forgrunden ses et stort træ, mens perspektivet dannes af geleddet af telefonpæle

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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, bestetti, 1937.

      Due volumi in-folio (cm. 42), pp. 68, 311; 292. Con la riproduzione in fac-simile in nero intercalata da alcune bellissime tavole miniate a colori. Legatura edit. in similpergamena con fregi e titoli in oro ai dorsi ed ai piatti. Sguardie in seta. Qualche fioritura ai piatti e cerniere fragili, peraltro ben conservato. Riproduzione limitata a 500 esemplari numerati (il nostro esemplare, curiosamente, reca il n. 511!). La riproduzione in facsmile è preceduta da un importante studio di Adolfo Venturi.

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        Italia Imperiale (Imperial Italy)

      Popolo D'Italia Milan Popolo D'Italia (1937) Edizione Speciale Della Rivista illustrata del 'popolo d'italia' vg Elephant folio. Unpaginated. Gray and black decorated glossy boards with red, white and green lettering to cover. Expertly rebacked. Silk endpapers. "The best Italian photobook from the fascist era has to be Italia Imperiale. A 'special issue' of the magazine La Rivista illustrata del 'popolo d'italia' (Italian People's Illustrated Magazine), this enormous volume is the ultimate guide to the Italy of Benito Mussolini, the Italian equivalent of the great Russian propaganda photographic books. The book combines some excellent modernist photography with painted illustrations and photocollages, but its immediate impact derives from its size - a full-page photograph or montage on this scale has enormous power, especially the many splendid industrial and architectural photographs in the New Version style. Particularly notable is a close-up portrait of Il Duce, which is almost life-size, overbearing and impressive. Italia imperiale runs through the more-or-less standard iconography of propaganda books, beginning with history - close-ups of Roman ruins, an account of the Venetian and Genoese maritime republics - before introducing Il Capo and accounts of Italy's ill-fated colonialist military adventures of the 1930s in such places as Ethiopia and Somalia, before we are given extensive and interesting views of Italy under construction. There are many fine examples of architectural and industrial photography. The architectural imagery primarily features buildings in the 'fascist modern' style, that rigidly classical mode that seemed to be adopted by all the fascist countries, but nowhere more successfully than in Italy, its natural home." (Parr/Badger, The Photobook, vol. 1, p. 175). Photographs by Frederico Patellani, Stefano Bricarelli, Lucio Ridenti and Bruno Stefani. Illustrations by Marcello Nizzoli, Mario Sironi, Bramante Buffoni, Ruggero Micaelles, Erberto Carboni and Paolo Garretto. Reproductions of photographs in b/w & duo-tone, photographic reproductions of paintings and drawings in color & b/w. Manlio Morgagni was a personal friend of Mussolini's. He committed suicide when receiving the news of Mussolini's fall. Text in Italian. Some scuffing, scratching and minor staining on boards. Slight creasing to leaf preceding title-page and to last two leaves. Tight copy in very good condition. Extra shipping required. Elaborate Italian propaganda photobook of Mussolini's pre-war "Imperial Italy."

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        Thieves Like Us

      Frederick A. Stokes New York: Frederick A. Stokes. 1937. First. First edition. Fine in a very good plus example of the dustwrapper with some modest chipping on the rear panel, tiny nicks at the spine ends, some rubbing, and a closed tear on the front panel. Basis for the 1948 film They Live By Night, the first film directed by Nicholas Ray (at the suggestion of influential producer and much later character actor John Houseman). The book was filmed under its original title in 1974 by Robert Altman, starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall and featuring background radio music and sounds provided by mystery author, bookseller, and old-time radio expert John Dunning. Exceptionally scarce in jacket. .

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        Typed Letter Signed ("Willa Cather") to Miss Harkins, regarding a quotation from NOT UNDER FORTY

      N.p. september 27 1937 N.p., september 27, 1937. 4to. One page on personal letterhead "W.S.C.". Fine . A terse inquiry from the author, who, at the time was working on the preparation of her Collected Works which was published by Houghton Mifflin. "My Dear Miss Harkins,"I have just returned from Europe to find a letter from you, in which you credit me with a quotation which, I think, does not belong to me. Would you kindly tell me on what page of NOT UNDER FORTY you find the sentence attributed to me. "Very sincerely yours, "Willa Cather"

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        O Pioneers ! (Signed Autograph Edition)

      Boston.Houghton Mifflin Company 1937.. The first volume in the Autograph Edition of the Novels and Stories designed by Bruce Rodgers & printed at the Riverside Press(This copy numbered 509 and signed ) Cream cloth spine with black leather lettering piece and blue blocked sides.Top edge Gilt.other- wise uncut,tissue guarde sepia portrait frontispiece. A Good copy.

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        Road to Wigan Pier

      London, Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937. FIRST EDITION finely bound in black leather by our master book binder. 8.75" tall x 5.5" wide, 264 pages. This copy is one of the Trade Editions that escaped having to have a preface to Part 2. An extremely attractive uninscribed copy in excellent condition.

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        Scenario (A Film with Sound) [*SIGNED* limited edition]

      The Obelisk Press Paris: The Obelisk Press. 1937. Limited/Numbered Edition. Wraps. (original card wrappers, gray printed in red, somewhat browned with age) [tears at spine ends, about one-quarter-inch strip paper loss beginning at about the middle of the front wrapper, extending across the spine and about one inch into the rear wrapper, a couple of small tears at top and bottom edges of rear wrapper, a few minor dampstains at edges; the frontispiece illustration is in Near Fine condition, and the internal leaves (all loose, as issued) are in Very Good or better condition, with the title page a bit browned]. "This the original edition, published in 1937, is limited to two hundred copies signed by the author and numbered 1 to 200," this being No. 55, SIGNED by the author on the limitation page (verso of title page).Miller's "treatment," as it were, for a film version (never made; probably never intended to be made) of Anais Nin's "The House of Incest." Contemporary gift inscription on inside front cover reads "I'll take the blame for sending this." Signed by Author . Very Good-.

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        Daphnis et Chloé.

      Bois origineaux d' Aristide Maillol. Paris: Les Frères Gonin 1937. Illustr. with orig. woodcuts by Maillol. 224 pp. Limited to 525 copies. Uncut copy bound with orig. wrappers and all edges gilt in full brown morocco with blindstamped and gilt decorations in a geometrical design, in chemise and slipcase (Georges Cretté).. Copy H.C. no. 19 of 25, signed by the artist and with 2 additional suites of the woodcuts + 8 proof sheets on china and thin wove. In 1937 English, French, and German editions were published at the same time, all printed by Gonin.The Artist and the Book 174

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        Yankee in England. NEAR FINE COPY IN THE DUST-WRAPPER

      Scribner, 1937. Sm. folio, First Edition, with a frontispiece, very numerous fine plates and endpaper maps in blue, neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original blue cloth, upper board lettered in gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in price-clipped d/w, the latter very lightly age-browned at extremities and mildly age-soiled on (white) rear panel.Well-illustrated sailing memoir, and record of the famous American yacht's transatlantic voyage and sailing in England in 1935.EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUST-WRAPPER

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        Paris 1937

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

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        Die Volks-Illustrierte, Jahrgang 1937.

      52 issues in 1 binding (complete run for the year 1937), Prag/Praha/Prague 1937. Folio (37,5x26,5 cm). Contemporary brown half-calf bindning. Clip in frontpage of issue 5, (1 leaf = 2 pages) missing in no. 14; frontpage to no. 37 missing; 2 pages missing in no. 43; frontpage of no. 43 missing. 1 sheet loosened. With 29 (of 32) full-page photomontages by John Heartfield. Well-preserved copy.. Scarce. The weekly German-language left-wing paper Die Volks-Illustrierte was the exiled continuation of the German Socialist publication AIZ (Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung). For obvious reasons, the editorial staff fled to Prague in the early spring of 1933 and continued the publication under a new name and with much lesser print run. The 1937 annual highly reflects the civil war in Spain and the Japanese atrocities in China. The Nazi rule in Germany dominates the contents, off course; and the Czech authorities were regularly confronted with an official German demand of taking action against the paper. ** The 1937 annual contains a range of outstanding anti-Nazi photomontages by John Heartfield, among others "Blut für Eisen", "Der friedfertige Raubfisch", "Tod dem Kriegspolypen!", "Ob Nazimann, ob Samurai, es ist dieselbe Melodei" and the almost prophetic vision "Mahnung".*** John Heartfield (1891-1968) was born as Helmut Herzfeld and changed his name during WWI in reaction to the Anglofobia of wartime Germany. He became a leading figure in Dada movement but got his everlasting reputation through his left-wing, anti-Nazi photomontages

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        THE YEARS

      Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press London: Published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at The Hogarth Press, 1937. FIRST EDITION. An Unusually Fine Copy of a Major Novel 191 x 127 mm (7 1/2 x 5"). 2 p.l., 469 pp. 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.

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        Background to Danger (Publisher's Advance Reading Copy in wrappers)

      Alfred A. Knopf New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. Advance Reading Copy, preceding the First American Edition. Very Good in publisher's standard card wrappers, stating "SPECIAL ADVANCE COPY: For private and confidential use only." Tipped on to the front wrapper, as issued, is the full-color illustration from the first edition jacket. Basis for the 1943 film directed by Raoul Walsh, written for the screen by W.R. Burnett, and starring George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, and Turhan Bey. Very Good, lightly worn at the extremities, slight lean and roll with corresponding faint vertical creases to the spine. The only advance copy we have ever encountered of this key Ambler title.

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        MAIN STREET

      Limited Editions Club Chicago: Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. Mild rubbing to the spine. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase lacking a label on the backstrip. Grant Wood. Small quarto (7-1/2" x 10") bound in flexible gray linen with the spine lettered in blue on a yellow field and the front cover lettered in blue on a tan field. Designed by William Kittredge; printed and bound at the Lakeside Press. With a new introduction by the author. Illustrated with nine tinted plates after drawings by Grant Wood. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist 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.

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