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        Two Arabic Folk Tales

      First edition, one of 30 numbered copies (the entire edition.) Title page illustrated with woodcuts by Eric Kennington, original buckram, lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. T.e.g., others uncut. Original card slipcase (rather worn). No place, the Corvinus Press.

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        An Essay on Flecker

      [Corvinus Press, 1937. No. 20 of 30 copies on J.B. Green unsized paper (edition of 32). 1 vols. 4to. White linen. Fine. No. 20 of 30 copies on J.B. Green unsized paper (edition of 32). 1 vols. 4to. Poet and diplomat James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915) burned bright and briefly. He joined the diplomatic service in 1908, trained for two years, and was posted to Constantinople in 1910, "but in September a slight fever was diagnosed as tuberculosis and he returned to England to a sanatorium. He pronounced himself cured and ... went back to Constantinople in March 1911, to be transferred in April to Beirut. Flecker was not a very efficient vice-consul" (ODNB). His first formal collection of verse, The Bridge of Fire, was published in 1907, and The Golden Journey to Samarkand was published in 1913. He died in Switzerland aged thirty-one. Lawrence knew Flecker in Beirut before the war. "Flecker probably introduced Lawrence to contemporary poetry" wrote Wilson in his introduction to Minorities (1971). According to O'Brien, An Essay on Flecker was "written in 1925 with the intention of publication in a periodical, [and] did not appear in print until 1937". O'Brien A198; Ridler p. 58, #41

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        American Copyright editions of The Diary of T.E. Lawrence, An Essay on Flecker and Crusader Castles, the Letters

      1937 - First American editions, printed to secure copyright. Each one of 56 copies. 8vo., original printed wrappers, separate good qulaity leather backed slipcases. New York, Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc. One of the big concerns for Lawrence and his executors was the protection of his copyrights, and following the example set in 1926 when he published the hundred thousand dollar edition of Seven Pillars, these pamphlets were commissioned from Doubleday in New York and published, although it is doubtful if many were actually sold. The Diary and An Essay on Flecker were published in England in a small edition by the Corvinus Press, and Crusader Castles by the Golden Cockerel Press (the volume of letters was the only part of this copyrighted in America.) Lawrence himself used the copyright edition of Seven Pillars as gifts for people who did not quite qualify for the presentation copies of the Subscribers' Edition (see our catalogue 1055 for a copy inscribed to Dr. G.C. Ramsay), and his brother A.W. used the present books similarly: the copy of An Essay on Flecker is inscribed to Owen Rutter, principal of the Golden Cockerel Press and has the later booklabel of Jeremy Wilson, Lawrence's bibliographer. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Water Margin [All Men Are Brothers], A Classic Chinese Novel Translated into English by J. H. Jackson. First Edition, 1937

      Shanghai: Commercial Press, 1937 - First edition, first printing. Small octavo, 18.9*14cm, 917p. Complete set of 2 volumes. Scattered text marks, some soil on top edge, some underlinings and notes on a few pages, spine ends slightly worn. Written by Shih Nai-An. Edited by Fang Lo-Tien. Translated by J. H. Jackson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Years

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. 8vo. 469 pp. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; pictorial dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. A near-fine copy with slightest toning to spine panel, and spine with thin pale vertical mark and light rubbing near foot. FIRST EDITION of Woolf's penultimate novel, published six years after her previous, 'The Waves.' The pale dust jacket especially is susceptible to discoloration, and the present example remains largely fresh and bright. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A22a; Wolmer 423.

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        And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

      The Vanguard Press,, New York 1937 - First edition second state (Younger & Hirsch 1) with the boy's shorts on cover are blue. The book is missing the spine cover and heavt wear to the edges and boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        I Knew Hitler: The Story of a Nazi Who Escaped The Blood Purge

      Charles Scribner's Sons. xiv, (2), 814pp. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "His revelations regarding the rulers of the Third Reich are by a wide margin the most remarkable which have thus far appeared in print. At once a breathless story of adventure and a political document of prime importance." - N.Y, Herald Tribune. Narrow opening in binding after half-title page. Soiling to front free endpaper. Above-average but not excessive wear. Includes replica dust jacket. Copyright page states 1937 while title page states 1938. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper are dated 1937, thus we believe this to be a first American edition copy. Kehr & Langmaid 1109.

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        Cahiers D'Art 4 - 5 "AIDEZ ESPAGNE" Joan MIRO'

      Cahiers D'Art 4 - 5 "AIDEZ ESPAGNE" Joan MIRO' - Christian ZERVOS and other authors 12e Annee, Paris 1937. With the color pochoire "AIDEZ ESPAGNE" by Miro'. Very good condition. Ref: Cramer IV. More pictures on request.

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        The Years

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1937. 8vo. 469 pp. Original green cloth, gilt-lettered on spine; pictorial dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. A near-fine copy with slightest toning to spine panel, and spine with thin pale vertical mark and light rubbing near foot. FIRST EDITION of Woolf's penultimate novel, published six years after her previous, 'The Waves.' The pale dust jacket especially is susceptible to discoloration, and the present example remains largely fresh and bright. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A22a; Wolmer 423.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Riond-Bosson bei Morges (Schweiz), 12. VIII. 1937. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. adr. Kuvert. An den französischen Komponisten und Musikkritiker Gustave Samazeuilh (1877-1967) in Paris: "Je ne sais vraiment comment vous remercier de la grande joie que vous m'avez faite en me laissant tenir le magnifique discours, dont il vos a plu de m'honorer le dix Juillet [.] Jamais je n'aurais osé espérer de lire une étude tellement approfondie sur ma modeste carrière [.] en y ajoutant encore les nobles et belles paroles de notre vénéré et regretté doyen, Francis Planté, qui m'ont particulièrement touché [.]". - Der französische Pianist Francis Planté lebte von 1839 bis 1934. - Auf Briefpapier mit Paderewskis goldgeprägten Initialen "I. J. P.", Kuvert mit ebenfalls goldgeprägter Adreßangabe "Riond-Bosson, Morges, Suisse".

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        Gone with the Wind

      New York: Macmillan Company,, 1937. Octavo. Original green cloth, title to spine red. Housed in a custom black flat-backed cloth box. Spine rolled and darkened, minor wear to spine ends, covers rubbed, rear hinge cracked (not affecting endpapers but gauze visible at gutter of final page of text), internally clean. A very good copy. A grail-like object for Gone with the Wind collectors, this is one of a handful of copies rumoured to have been inscribed by Leigh to her fellow cast members on the opening night of one of her earliest West End appearances. She presented them as a token of her personal certainty and powerful determination that she would be cast as Scarlett O'Hara, the Oscar-winning role which was to establish her as Hollywood's brightest new star, and contributed so much towards the film's initial success and continued critical and popular reputation. Attested to by successive biographers but never properly referenced, prior to the emergence of this copy the story could have been consigned to the apocrypha of wishful Hollywood anecdotage. No other copy from the putative group of presentations has been traced institutionally or in commerce, and just a single dead-end reference on the 'net, placing one with a Boston dealer sometime in the distant past, offered evidence of them outside of the pages of the biographies. This is the fifth printing, published January 1937 (first published September 1936). The book was inscribed shortly after Leigh first read the novel, an apparently sibylline act, but in reality epitomising her insatiable ambition in pursuit of securing her iconic role. Leigh had discovered Gone with the Wind over the Christmas 1936 holiday during her recuperation from a skiing accident, and she read it as rehearsals started for Because we must, "a light effort by playwright Ingaret Giffard" in which she played Pamela Golding-Ffrench, her first lead role in a West End play (Edwards, p. 73). "Her enthusiasm for Gone with the Wind grew everyday as she voraciously read through the 1,000 pages" (Capua, p. 36). Anthony Holden asserts that "the most memorable thing about the first night of Because we must … was that she happened to give all her fellow members of the cast copies of a new novel she had just read, Gone with the Wind, with whose heroine she felt a strong and urgent sympathy" (Holden, 1988). This copy is inscribed on the front pastedown to Anthony Ireland, who played Hugh Greatorex: "Anthony Ireland, from Vivien Leigh. (Because we must.) February 5th 1937." Ireland was hastily cast, "commandeered from rehearsals of As You Like It", the day before the opening night, as a last-minute replacement for the actor Anthony Bruce, who had been taken ill with appendicitis (Variety, 7 February 1937, p. 4). The play was short-lived, running 5–20 February, and "Vivien's role was the only dimensional and theatrical one in the play. Need overbalanced judgment, for it is doubtful that she would have accepted the part in view of her lack of belief in the play's merits if she thought there was another choice" (Edwards, p. 73). Leigh was assured that she was ideal for the role of Scarlett O'Hara in Selznick's planned film version of the novel, even though just two nights before she inscribed this copy, producer David Selznick had noted "I have no enthusiasm for Vivien Leigh" (Spicer, p. 166) in a cable to his New York production executive. Her agent John Gliddon relayed the news, but Leigh nevertheless remained utterly convinced that the role would be hers. Caroline Lejeune, the Observer's film critic, vividly recalled a conversation in mid-1937 about the casting of Gone with the Wind, in which it was suggested that Olivier could play Rhett Butler — Leigh drew herself up, and foretold: "Larry won't play Rhett Butler, but I shall play Scarlett O'Hara. Wait and see." (Spicer, p. 166). On 10 December 1938 Leigh walked onto the set the night the burning of Atlanta scene was filmed, and she finally met David Selznick. On 13 January 1939 — after a two-and-a-half year worldwide search for his Scarlett O'Hara, and less than two weeks before shooting with the major actors began — Selznick announced to the press that the role was hers. It is difficult to imagine a piece more eloquently evocative of her defiant certainty. The mythical status of these presentations was very nearly confirmed, entirely incorrectly, when the inscription in the present copy was rejected by a London auction house as being in a hand other than Leigh's. However, close comparison with Leigh's contemporary appointment diaries in the V & A shows a perfect match, with her hand changing quite radically to its more familiar style immediately after she achieved stardom. Whether the myth expanded Leigh's gesture to encompass the whole cast, and this was in fact the only copy that she presented cannot be asserted definitively, however this is without question the only known example, and the sole but absolute confirmation of this celebrated demonstration of Leigh's almost uncanny certainty.

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        Taide

      CASA EDITRICE BIETTI, 1937. ITALIANO 0,19 Volume n. 38 della collana. Traduzione di Tiziano Ciancaglini. Brossura editoriale con segni del tempo e di usura, titolo al piatto e al dorso, copertina morbida con segni di umidità, di uso e tracce di fioritura, totale distacco del piatto anteriore, pieghe e mancanze al dorso, taglio all'occhietto, tagli e pagine bruniti, legatura allentata, volume non rifilato USATO

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        XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936 Amtlicher Bericht. Bd. 1-2. Berlin, W. Limpert

      1937 - First Edition. 4to, 637, [3], 641-1222pp, original cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horace Walpole's Correspondence (First Edition) 48 volumes in 47

      New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Various. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Signed by the Editor. The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence. Includes the Prospectus with frontispiece portrait and tissue guard. Edited by Wilmarth S. Lewis. Original cloth. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1937-1983. The complete 48 volumes (in 47, as published). Very Good. First editions. Volumes 17-48 have covers; some covers acceptable only. Lewis inscribed the first volume: "To Ralph Brown, from W. S. Lewis. New Haven, November [?] 1937." Ralph Brown was an assistant editor of this Correspondence while a student at Yale, later returning to Yale as an Associate Dean. This set was his own, purchased by him as they were published. It is extremely rare and fortunate to find a complete set of this masterpiece, beautifully maintained by the person who collected them, and subsequently by his family and by one further student of English history. Except for the inscription by the author, there are no markings of any kind on or within the books themselves. Horace Walpole was the son of Great Britain's first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. From his position of privilege, he knew everybody of importance in politics and society, traveled extensively in Europe collecting art works, and making cogent, witty, sometimes malicious comments to his many correspondents. This is the only edition, the product of some thirty years of scholarship, that contains both letters he wrote, and his correspondents' return letters to him. They give context to that brilliant period of English history, the mid-18th Century. Due to this set's size and/or weight, additional shipping will be needed. Full refund if not satisfied.

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        Alfredo Oriani (1852-1909)

      G. B. PARAVIA E C, 1937. ITALIANO 0,12 Coperta morbida illustrata lievemente ingiallita così come tagli e pagine che presentano anche lieve fioritura. Sottolineature e annotazioni manoscritte a matita. USATO

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        Letters from Iceland

      London: Faber & Faber, 1937. 8vo. 268 pp. Large folding map at end; profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Auden. Original light green cloth; pictorial dust jacket. One small chip at foot of spine panel, generally fresh and bright. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED by Auden in his characteristic tiny hand on the front flyleaf. AND WITH AN ANS laid-in, postcard postmarked 14 May 1935, to the Secretary of The Poetry Society, thanking him for an invitation to read. "Unfortunately I can never get away on Wednesdays. I am sorry." Bloomfield & Mendelsohn A15a.

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        PANORAMA DU FLEUVE

      - EXTER,ALEXANDRA. PANORAMA DU FLEUVE texte de Marie Colmont. Paris: Flammarion 1937. Square 9 3/4" opening to 8 feet, slight bit of cover rubbing and soil else near Fine. This PERE CASTOR BOOK is illustrated by Russian emigre artist ALEXANDRA EXTER. One side is a striking full color panorama done in rich colors with much detail and style. The verso is illustrated in black & white where the text appears. In his article on Russian emigre artists (DAPA Winter 1989) A.L. de Saint-Rat comments about Pere Castor books: "If a break was to be made in format and style, Exter was to make it in the grandest manner.[the panoramas] are masterpieces of graphic design unsurpassed to this day."

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        Sally Bowles (C D Lewis' Copy with his signature)

      A First UK Printing published by the Hogarth Press in 1937. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD ++ or better condition. The book is tight with some mild foxing to the front and end fly papers. There is some age related dustiness to the text block but the rest of the book is clean. The spine is a little darkened and rubbed at the edges.The spine tips are a little frayed and rubbed. The Book Society Ex Libris plate (which is in fine condition and has not been filled in) has been tipped in on one edge to the inner margin of page 79 and does not affect the text. The extremely scarce and fragile WRAPPER is not price-clipped and is in Very Good condition. Loss at both spine ends with closed tears to the front panel edges. Generally spotted with light toning to the spine. The iconic wrapper design by Richard kennedy looks striking within the archival protector. This copy belonged to the The NOBEL Laureate C.D.Lewis who has signed his name in pencil to the front end-paper. This Isherwood novella, his fourth solo publication, a Berlin story was subsequently incorporated into the iconic title 'Goodbye to Berlin' which was to be published two years later. Extremely scarce to find this title with the scarce wrapper in any condition. Enhanced by being such a wonderful association copy. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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        The Door Between. A Problem in Deduction.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1937 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in orange. With the dust jacket. Faint mottling to covers, corners very lightly bumped, fore edge foxed. A very good copy in the spine-sunned dust jacket with a very short nick to foot of front panel and two neat annotations by the publisher to the plain rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. The Gollancz archive copy with their ink-stamp to the front pastedown and title-page. The Door Between was originally published in the US earlier the same year by Frederick A. Stokes. Hubin p. 326; Reilly, ed., Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers, p. 1225-31 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schweizerische Bauzeitung 1921/22- 1997 (77 Bde.).

      4, je Bd. ca. 800 S., zahlr. Abb., HLwd. mit Rückenbeschriftung (unterschiedliche Einbände), Etwas gebrauchsspurig, minimal stockfelckig. Bis 1937 erschienen pro Jahr zwei Halbjahresbände, danach nur noch ein Bd.Wochenschrift für Bau-, Verkehrs- und Maschinentechnik. Organ des Schweiz. Ingenieur- und Architekten-Vereins. Mit jeweils umfangreichem und vorzüglich gestaltetem Anzeigenteil. Wichtige Dokumentation zur damaligen Architektur und zum Bauwesen - nicht nur in der Schweiz. Zahlreiche Konstruktionszeichnungen u. Pläne.

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        ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE

      - (LATHROP,DOROTHY)illus. ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE with text selected by H. Fish from the King James Bible. NY: Frederick Stokes 1937 (1937). 4to (7 3/4 x 10 1/4"), blue cloth, slight offsetting on endpaper else Fine in Fine price clipped dust wrapper. 1st edition, first issue (mis-spelling on spine of dw and book). WINNER OF THE FIRST CALDECOTT AWARD. Illustrated by Lathrop with color wrapper, pictorial endpapers, plus many very beautiful full page black and white lithographs. This is a brilliant copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Man with the Blue Guitar

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. 8vo. 82, [1] pp. Original yellow cloth, decorated endpapers; yellow printed dust jacket. Some pale staining along upper joint of cloth with associated pale stain at gutter in preliminaries (not effecting the jacket); jacket with slightest toning to spine panel, top slightly rolled, but edges clean and sharp. A bright copy. FIRST EDITION, second issue jacket reading "conjunctions" on the inner front flap. One of 1,000 copies. In addition to the celebrated title poem, this collection includes an extensively revised and shortened version of "Owl's Clover," first published separately by the Alcestis Press the previous year. Edelstein A4.a.

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        Farewell Spain - SIGNED by the author

      William Heinemann Ltd, London 1937 - 13.2 x 19.5cm fuchsia cloth boards with gilt stamped titles to the front and spine and blind stamped publisher's device to the rear; with beige endpapers (xii), 345 (1blank) pp. Signed and inscribed by O'Brien to fellow Heinemann author, Margery Allingham to the first blank page. Together with original unclipped dust jacket priced at 7s 6d net. The boards are very bright with a little mottling to the rare board and a slight tide mark along the spine. There is some bruising to the fore edge corners mainly the top rear corner and a couple of tiny dings to the fore edge of the lower board and back panel. Internally there is a little light foxing to the preliminaries and fore edge only. The inscription is dated August 1937 and we know the recipient was Marjery Allingham because the book was bought with a number of volumes from her library containing her name including a signed limited presentation copy of 'Challenge to the Reader' from Ellery Queen to Margery Allingham. The dust jacket is in original condition and without tape or other repairs. It is a little damp marked and wrinkled to the rear (see image) and is rubbed with minor loss to the corners and four small chips to the spine the largest being 8mm x 6mm, but none of the title has been lost. There are also a number of closed tears and a little creasing to the top and bottom edges. The dust jacket is now protected in a removable archival jacket. Kate O'Brien is increasingly regarded as a significant early 20th Century writer. Many of her books dealt with issues of female agency and sexuality in ways that were new and radical at the time. She was extremely popular in the 1930s and1940s before falling into obscurity for decades, only to be rediscovered as a key writer in the 1980s. An unusual, scarce signed volume. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask.    [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Replogle 12 inch Library Globe plus Replogle illustrated Atlas

      256 Seiten dekorativer Art Deco Globus der 1930er Jahre, Durchmesser 12 inch (ca. 30,5cm), Höhe ingesamt ca. 40cm, Kugel wird von 2 Messingfiguren gehalten, diese sitzen auf einem Holzfach, indem der Atlas (Copyright 1937) befindet.Die beiden Messingfiguren haben einen Antiktouch und benötigen eine Reinigung, Holzfach hat einige Absplitterungen.Globus ist in gerbauchten Zusatnd: Papier ist nachgedunkelt, im oberen Bereich befindet sich rundherum eine Schleifspur (mit Schirft- bzw. Papierverlust), weitere Fehlstellen vorhanden. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne weitere Bilder zu.Atlas: Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Seiten altergmäß vergilbt und altersfleckig, Einband etwas fleckig und vergilbt, Bindung etwas locker

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        Life Magazine. January 4, 1937 - December 20, 1937.

      New York. Life Magazine. 1937. First printinng. 52 Hafte (in 2 Bänden). 35 x 26 cm. ca. 3500 S. 2 Halbleinenbände. Einbände etwas berieben, die Hefte in sehr gutem Zustand. Vollständiger 2ter Jahrgang des wohl bedeutendsten amerikanischen Magazins des klassischen Fotojournalismus. Life wurde am 23. November 1936 erstmals unter der Leitung von Henry R. Luce herausgegeben, der die Rechte am Namen des seit 1883 erscheinenden ersten Life-Magazins erworben hatte. Zu den Fotografen dieses Jahrgangs gehören unter anderem Dorothea Lange, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margarett Bourke - White und viele andere. Zu den bedeutenden Beiträgen in diesem Jahrgang zählen zwei Fotoreportagen über den spanischen Bürgerkrieg, wovon eine das wohl legendärste Kriegsfoto des 20. Jahrhunderts von Robert Capa voranstellt. Der zweite Beitrag handelt vom Tod der Fotoreporterin Gerda Taro, die am 26. Juli 1937 in Spanien während eines Auftrages ums Leben kam. Ferner enthalten ist eine Fotoreportage von Margret Bourke-White sowie zahlreiche Fotoberichte über den amerikanischen Alltag sowie Unglücke und Katastrophen wie z. B. den Absturz des Luftschiffes Hindenburg. Enthalten sind alle 52 Hefte des Jahrganges mit vollständigem Inhalt und den eingebundenen Titelblättern. Durchgehend mit Fotoabbildungen versehen. Dabei: Life. The First Decade 1936-1945. Thames and Hudson, 1980, 204 S. Mit hunderten von wiedergegebenen Fotografien aus den ersten Jahren von Life. So vollständig ausgesprochen selten. Versand D: 3,00 EUR 20. Jahrhundert / 20th Century, Amerika / America, Fotografie / Photography, New York / New York, Zeitschriften / Journals

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        The Gardener's Diary 1937

      The First UK Printing published by Country Life Ltd. in 1937. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Light mark to the upper cloth spine. Mild toning to the board cover edges. Internally very clean with just some toning to the page edges. The binding remains very tight. Free from inscriptions and erasures. 'The Gardener's Diary' was both designed and profusely illustrated by the renowned British graphic designer Edward Bawden (1903-1989). This perpetual week to view diary comprises beautiful horticultural block prints on every page and helpful weekly reminders from William Cobbett's English Gardener (1827). Plenty of space was given to chart your garden's progress, record when plants bloom and note weather conditions. One of Bawden's finest designs, this title is extremely scarce to find in such collectible condition.

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        The History of Saint Louis.

      The Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire., 1937. First edition thus. Translated by Joan Evans from the French text edited by Natalis de Wailly. Folio. pp [x], 157 + 2 maps drawn by Berthold Wolpe and three genealogical plates. 17 armorial ornaments drawn and engraved by Reynolds Stone and coloured by hand. Initials and headings designed by Alfred J. Fairbank and cut in wood by R. John Beedham, these being printed in red or blue. Printed under the direction of James Wardrop on handmade paper. Full dark brown morocco with raised bands, top edge gilt.Number 76 of 200 copies.Covers very faintly scuffed. Prelims faintly spotted. Near fine. One of the most impressive productions of the press.

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        The Log of the Bounty: Being Lieutenant William Bligh's Log of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Armed Vessel Bounty in a Voyage to the South Seas, to Take the Breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies.

      Golden Cockerel Press [1937], London - Introduction and notes by Owen Rutter. Illustrations by Lynton Lamb. Complete 2-volume set. Tall 4to. Brown, beige and green cloth with gilt spine lettering. 435pp, 259pp. Four wood engravings (two across each two-page title pages). Very good. Bindings a tad corner and edgeworn and rubbed, though internally fine and tight. First of this edition, a handsome set of this beautifully-produced pair by the legendary British fine press. Limited to 300 sets (this #205). Scarce and lovely. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Luminaire Moderne [and] Ensembles Mobiliers Exposition Internationale de 1937

      Two vols. Paris: Editions d'Art Charles Moreau, 1937. Two vols., folio, [viii], 48 plates; [viii] 48 plates; b&w plates with captions, printed to recto only. Loose plates housed in a quarter blue cloth portfolio with white paper boards, pictorial title printed in color to upper board, and cloth ties. Boards slightly bumped at corners, otherwise very good. Catalogues from a 1937 exhibition which covered all areas of architecture and gardens, furniture, sculpture and ironwork, lighting, and stained-glass windows. Volume one focuses primarily on modern lamp design, while volume two is dedicated to furniture.

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        Ribot. Peintre, Graveur. Exposition Theodule Ribot.

      Chez Buffa Vorwort von J. Siedenburg, Amsterdam - Kunst 1937 32 S. 4 Abbildungen Théodule Ribot (1823-1891). Das Büchlein enthält eine Biographie des französischen Malers und kurze Beschreibungen der in der Ausstellung gezeigten Bilder. Text französisch/deutsch. Selten!

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        The Man with the Blue Guitar

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. 8vo. 82, [1] pp. Original yellow cloth, decorated endpapers; yellow printed dust jacket. Some pale staining along upper joint of cloth with associated pale stain at gutter in preliminaries (not effecting the jacket); jacket with slightest toning to spine panel, top slightly rolled, but edges clean and sharp. A bright copy. FIRST EDITION, second issue jacket reading "conjunctions" on the inner front flap. One of 1,000 copies. In addition to the celebrated title poem, this collection includes an extensively revised and shortened version of "Owl's Clover," first published separately by the Alcestis Press the previous year. Edelstein A4.a.

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        The Whispering Statue

      First Edition. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1937. 217 pages. Blue cloth with orange lettering and Nancy Drew in silhouette on front cover. White endpapers with orange silhouettes.Rear of book lists The Betty Wales books by Margaret Wade and Books for Girls by L.M. Montgomery. Excellent book with tight binding, no marking in pages.BOOK SUMMARYNancy and her friends establish headquarters in a seaside yacht club to investigate strange happenings in a book store and the disappearance of a marble statue.AUTHOR NOTESCarolyn Keene was the pseudonym that Mildred Wirt Benson and Walter Karig used to write Nancy Drew books. The idea of Nancy Drew came from Edward Stratemeyer in 1929. He also had other series, that included the Hardy Boys, but he died in 1930 before the Nancy Drew series became famous. His daughters, Harriet and Edna, inherited his company and maintained Nancy Drew having Mildred Wirt Benson, the original Carolyn Keene, as the principal ghostwriter. During the Depression, they asked Benson to take a pay cut and she refused, which is when Karig wrote the books.Karig's Nancy Drew books were Nancy's Mysterious Letter, The Sign of the Twisted Candles, and Password to Larkspur Lane. He was fired from writing more books because of his refusal to honor the request that he keep his work as Carolyn Keene a secret. He allowed the Library of Congress to learn of his authorship and his name appeared on their catalog cards. Afterwards, they rehired Benson and she wrote until her last Nancy Drew book (#30) was written in 1953, Clue of the Velvet Mask.Harriet and Edna Stratemeyer also contributed to the Nancy Drew series. Edna wrote plot outlines for several of the early books and Harriet, who claimed to be the sole author, had actually outlined and edited nearly all the volumes written by Benson. The Stratemeyer Syndicate had begun to make its writers sign contracts that prohibited them from claiming any credit for their works, but Benson never denied her writing books for the series.After Harriet's death in 1982, Simon and Schuster became the owners of the Stratemeyer Syndicate properties and in 1994, publicly recognized Benson for her work at a Nancy Drew conference at her alma mater, the University of Iowa. Now, Nancy Drew has several ghostwriters and artists that have contributed to her more recent incarnations.

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        Vertigo: A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynd Ward

      New York: Random House, 1937. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. SIGNED. 230 images. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth with spiral and star-patterned decorations on the boards. Black top stain. Extremities moderately rubbed; cloth at spine ends frayed, with thin loss; endpapers darkened at hinges and edges. Vertigo was the sixth of Ward's great wordless novels. Vertigo tells the story of the Great Depression through three intertwining stories of greed, love, death and despair. Ward produced six wordless novels between 1929 and 1937, and although Ward continued to be an in demand illustrator for the rest of his life, these early works find him at the absolute height of his creative and artistic powers. This copy is signed by Lynd Ward on the half title page.

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        Bollettino degli Atti Ufficiali - 1937 R. Prefettura di Benevento

      De Martini - Benevento. ITALIANO 0,05 Fascicolo degli anni '30 in stato discreto, scritta con matita colorata e talloncino incollato su piatto anteriore, macchie, bordo poco sfregato, piega, pagine in buono stato, pagina 5 con diverse sottolineature con matite colorate che non ne inficiano la consultazione. N. 17, anno XI, 31 dicembre 1937 del periodico Bollettino degli Atti Ufficiali della R. Prefettura di Benevento. USATO

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        Sally Bowles.

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine very gently rolled, minor rubbing to extremities, a little foxing to fore edge; a very good copy in the jacket with browned spine, short closed tears to spine ends, nicks and slight creasing to extremities, and light soiling to panels. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Sally Bowles was Isherwood's fourth solo publication, his second Berlin novel, and was subsequently incorporated into Goodbye to Berlin (1939).

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        Life Magazine. January 4, 1937 - December 20, 1937.

      New York. Life Magazine. 1937 - First printinng. 52 Hafte (in 2 Bänden). 35 x 26 cm. ca. 3500 S. 2 Halbleinenbände. Einbände etwas berieben, die Hefte in sehr gutem Zustand. Vollständiger 2ter Jahrgang des wohl bedeutendsten amerikanischen Magazins des klassischen Fotojournalismus. Life wurde am 23. November 1936 erstmals unter der Leitung von Henry R. Luce herausgegeben, der die Rechte am Namen des seit 1883 erscheinenden ersten Life-Magazins erworben hatte. Zu den Fotografen dieses Jahrgangs gehören unter anderem Dorothea Lange, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margarett Bourke - White und viele andere. Zu den bedeutenden Beiträgen in diesem Jahrgang zählen zwei Fotoreportagen über den spanischen Bürgerkrieg, wovon eine das wohl legendärste Kriegsfoto des 20. Jahrhunderts von Robert Capa voranstellt. Der zweite Beitrag handelt vom Tod der Fotoreporterin Gerda Taro, die am 26. Juli 1937 in Spanien während eines Auftrages ums Leben kam. Ferner enthalten ist eine Fotoreportage von Margret Bourke-White sowie zahlreiche Fotoberichte über den amerikanischen Alltag sowie Unglücke und Katastrophen wie z. B. den Absturz des Luftschiffes Hindenburg. Enthalten sind alle 52 Hefte des Jahrganges mit vollständigem Inhalt und den eingebundenen Titelblättern. Durchgehend mit Fotoabbildungen versehen. Dabei: Life. The First Decade 1936-1945. Thames and Hudson, 1980, 204 S. Mit hunderten von wiedergegebenen Fotografien aus den ersten Jahren von Life. So vollständig ausgesprochen selten.

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        Letters from Iceland

      London: Faber & Faber, [1937]. 8vo. 268 pp. Large folding map at end; profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Auden. Original light green cloth; pictorial dust jacket. One small chip at foot of spine panel, generally fresh and bright. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED by Auden in his characteristic tiny hand on the front flyleaf. AND WITH AN ANS laid-in, postcard postmarked 14 May 1935, to the Secretary of The Poetry Society, thanking him for an invitation to read. "Unfortunately I can never get away on Wednesdays. I am sorry." Bloomfield & Mendelsohn A15a.

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        Class of 1940 Freshman Smoker

      (Cambridge, Mass): Memorial Hall, 1937. 4 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Self wrappers, some soiling on cover. 4 pp. 1 vols. Small 4to. Ephemeral Ephemera. Jack Kennedy was a freshman in 1937 as part of the Class of 1940. JFK is listed at the bottom of the front cover as the Chairman of the Smoker Committee. His picture can also be seen in "The Harvard Freshman Red Book" as the Chairman.UNDOUBTEDLY VERY RARE.

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        2 ms. Briefe mit Paraphe.

      Paris, 1937. - Zusammen (1+2 =) 3 SS. auf 2 Bll. Gr.-4to. An seinen Vater über organisatorische Schwierigkeiten der untereinander zerstrittenen trotzkistischen Gruppen: "Ich habe Dein Telegramm erhalten. Ungeachtet meiner eigenen Einstellung zu Deiner Anordnung kann ich diese schon aus rein praktischen Gründen nicht ausführen. Ich denke, daß es selbst in militärischen Belangen Befehle gibt, die nicht ausgeführt werden können [.] Was Henri angeht [d. i. Henri Molinier, der Bruder des von Raymond Molinier, dem französischen Trotzkisten der ersten Stunde, mit dem Trotzki dann gebrochen hatte und der 1935 aus der Parti Ouvrier Internationaliste (POI) ausgeschlossen worden war], so wird er alleine gar nichts erreichen. Davon abgesehen wird keines unserer Mitglieder etwas mit einem Mann zu tun haben wollen, dessen Zuname Molinier ist; zudem würden sie dessen Bestrebungen wohl als Provokation erachten oder als eine weitere List im Geiste R[aymond] M[oliniers] [.]" (19. II.). - Mit dem Brief vom 22. Februar übersendet Sedow eine Reihe von (hier nicht beiliegenden) schriftlichen Bestätigungen, die Trotzki sich erbeten hatte, sowie einige Briefe und Berichte. "[.] Ich habe heute einen Brief von der Kommune erhalten - Durchschlag liegt bei, obwohl ich glaube, daß sie ihn Dir schon direkt geschickt haben. Der Brief ist arrogant, dumm und lügt. (Er lügt, weil keiner von uns mit Brosh [?] in Beziehung getreten war) [.] Aber er bestätigt auch andererseits, daß meine Überlegungen, ihm [d. i. Henri] den Auftrag nicht zu übertragen, richtig waren [.]". Weiters über Aktivitäten in der Tschechoslowakei und der Schweiz, einen Zeitschriftenartikel, den Sedow schreiben wolle, ein norwegisches Verlagshaus und weitere Tagesereignisse.

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        The Road to Oxiana.

      London, Macmillan, 1937. 8vo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. x, 341, [2, advertisements]; photographic frontispiece and 15 photographic plates after Byron, 5 full-page sketch maps; binding a bit faded, mainly to spine; internally near fine. First edition, getting rather scarce. Byron's account of his search for the origins of Islamic architecture has become a classic of modern travel literature. Written in the form of diary jottings, it records his journey from Venice through the Middle East and Afghanistan to India; as the publisher's blurb states, "Oxiana, in this context, means Afghan Turkestan, the rich pastoral plain which separates the Oxus from the Hindu Kush and meets Badakshan on the east". The Road to Oxiana "may be described as an enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times. [Byron] wrote it in China during 1935 and 1936 after making the overland journey to the Far East through Russia. [It] was reprinted in 1981 with an introduction by Bruce Chatwin. Chatwin considered it 'a work of genius' which he personally elevated 'to the status of "sacred text"' (Chatwin, ix). But it was also an important book. In between the 'bravura passages' (ibid., xvi) Byron was expounding a serious thesis about the significance of Afghan influence on Persian civilization" (ODNB). When World War II broke out, Byron was employed as a sub-editor with the BBC, before his appointment as a special war correspondent; he was killed while travelling to Cairo to take up this position when his ship was struck by a torpedo. Yakushi B657a.

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        Gunner's dawn

      Derrydale Press, New York 1937 - First edition ltd to 1000 copies, this one of 950 of the regular edition, with signed etching by Roland Clark bound in as a frontispiece; 4to, pp. [10], 125; 19 plates (5 in color); orig. red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; gilt a little dull, else a very good copy. Siegel 118; Frazier C-6-a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Verve (December 1937, Vol. I No. 1) An Artistic And Literary Quarterly Appearing In December, March, June And October (Vol. 1 No. 1), In Original Illustrated Box

      France: Esquire/ Coronet/ Verve, 1937. First American Edition . Illustrated Wrappers. Fine/Box. 14" Tall. Lithographs By Fernand Leger, Joan Miro, Rattner, Bores, Heliogravure Reproductions Of Photographs By Brassai, Etc., Plates By Matisse, Unpublished Drawings By Cezanne. 127 Pages. Complete With All Pages Including The Color Lithographs. Gold Sticker On Title Page (Esquire/Coronet) Indicating This Copy Was To Be Sold In The Usa. Text Pages In English. The Magazine Itself Is Fine, No Wear, No Stains Or Tears Or Creases, No Yellowing, No Marks Or Bookplates, And Uncommon Thus. In The Original Publisher's Box With Color Plate On Cover, Same As On Cover Of Magazine, But Slightly Larger Than The Magazine, Thus With More White Areas At Side, The Only Printing Of This Litho In Its Full State, And Also With Slightly Different Alignment Of Colors Indicating The Box's Cover Litho Was Printed Separately From The Cover Litho; Box With Some Wear And A Little Dust, Two Small Shallow Chips In White Area On Right Side, Missing Left Side Panel Of Top Of Box, And With A Few Vertical Tears On The Other Side Panels Which Are Nevertheless Complete.

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        Pantalon Ouvert. Dramatische Unterhaltungen. Anläßlich der gemeinsamen großen Zeichnung "Die (drei) Künstler" berichten die berühmten Dargestellten über ihre wahren Erlebnisse im Reich der Kunt. Niedergeschrieben von Johannes Grützke unter Mitarbeit von Jan Peter Tripp und Arno Waldschmidt. Karlsbad im April 1978.

      79 Seiten Gr.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, schwarzer Original Pappband mit montiertem Bild auf dem Deckel sowie goldgeprägtem Titel. das Buch in sehr guter Erhaltung, eines von 100 handnumerierten Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, mit je einer numerierten und signierten Originalgrafik von Johannes Grützke, Jan Peter Tripp und Arno Waldschmidt, hier die Nummer 3. Johannes Michael Wilhelm Grützke (* 30. September 1937 in Berlin - + 17. Mai 2017 ebenda) war ein berühmter deutscher Maler, Zeichner, Grafiker und Medailleur. Jan Peter Tripp (* 15. Mai 1945 in Oberstdorf im Allgäu) ist ein berühmter deutscher Maler und Grafiker. Arno Waldschmidt (* 1936 in Kassel) ist ein berühmter deutscher Zeichner und Grafiker. Eine gemeinsame, lebensgroße Aktzeichnung, auf der die drei Künstler Johannes Grützke, Jan Peter Tripp und Arno Waldschmidt einander gegenseitig porträtiert hatten, galt es zu kommentieren. Während eines gemeinsamen Aufenthalts im feudalen Hotel Pupp in Karlsbad, das damals den Namen "Hotel Moskau" führte, entstand ein geistreiches literarisches Werk von weitreichender verschlüsselter Aussagekraft.

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        To The Memory Of Edward Thomas (With Five Related Ephemeral Items And A Signed Letter From James Guthrie)

      The First UK printing published by The Pear Tree Press in 1937. The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition. Maroon boards with gilt decoration to the front board. Pushing to the spine ends and a little bumping to the lower corners. A small area of fading to the spine (mirroring the area of loss on the wrapper). Number 65 of a limited edition of only 250 copies. Handmade paper. Frontis.(by Robin Guthrie) + Illustrated. 32pp. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Edge-wear with loss at the upper spine area. A small area of loss on the lower spine portion. Nicked and rubbed edges. Two small pinholes to the lower rear cover and some light fading to the upper edge of the rear cover. The wrapper design looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. Accompanied by 5 Pear Tree Press publications referring to this title : 1) 'Programme of books finished, in the making and to be made' : 2) 'Announcements for autumn 1937' : 3) 'A circular of books' : 4) 'A list of books from The Pear Tree Press Summer 1938' : 5) ' A circular of works and projects from The Pear Tree press.'. All are in at least very good++ condition though with some spotting to items 3) and 5). Accompanied by a typed letter which is Signed and with H/W corrections and additions by James Guthrie dated 'May 26. 43'. The letter refers to Guthrie 'doing practically no new work during the war.' He goes onto refer that he still has copies of 'in Memory of Edward Thomas' for sale.all the books are worth their price, and I have added nothing to the charge for those still current. Others are much increased in value, but I do not possess copies myself'. A scarce title to find with the original wrapper. Collectible with such attributes. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.

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