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        Histoire du journalisme en Chine.

      - Avesne-sur-Helpe, Éditions de "l'Observateur", 1937. 8vo. Modern boards with the original printed front wrapper laid down, pp. 164, [2]; initially a little spotted, chinese book trade labels tipped in at the beginning. Extremely rare first edition of probably the the first history of journalism in China. 'Chinese journalism, from the earliest days to the present. The authoress, a graduate of the National Normal University, Peking, has been an official in the Chinese National Governments Department of Education' (Bruce Lannes Smith and Harold D. Lasswell, Propaganda, Communication and Public Opinion, p. 1469). Lin Shu-Shen has worked with Chinese, French and English source material. Not in COPAC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
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        Portrait de Vollard III.

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard,, 1937. Drypoint etching on Montval laid paper with Vollard watermark. Plate size 35 x 25 cm. Sheet size 44.5 x 34 cm. Excellent condition. Presented float mounted in a white gold leaf frame. Edition of 260. Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso. One of 100 etchings from the Vollard Suite which were in the neoclassical style and were produced from 1930-37 for the art dealer Ambroise Vollard.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Palestine Royal Commission Report and White Paper.

      H.M. Stationery Office London July 1937 - Commission report: 8vo (24.5 x 15 cm); 404 pp., 4 maps, original printed wrappers, minor rubbing and small tear to spine. White paper: mint condition. Peel Commission Report on Palestine and the White Paper. The Peel Commission, formally known as the Palestine Royal Commission, was a British Royal Commission of Inquiry, headed by Lord Peel, appointed in 1936 to investigate the causes of unrest in British Mandate for Palestine following the six-month-long Arab general strike in Mandatory Palestine. The report published in July 1937 stated, for the first time, that the Mandate had become unworkable and recommended partition. The report outlines recommendations on ten points: a Treaty system between the Arab and Jewish States and the new Mandatory Government; a Mandate for the Holy places; the frontiers; the need for Inter-State Subvention; the need for British Subvention; tariffs and ports; nationality; civil service; Industrial concessions; and the Exchange of land an populations. The White Paper titled 'Palestine Statement of Policy by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom' states the government's general agreement with the arguments and the conclusions of the report. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        España en el corazón. Himno a las glorias del pueblo en la guerra (1936-1937)

      Ercilla, Santiago de Chile 1937 - Este libro fue comenzdo en Madrid, 1936 y continuado en Paris y en el mar, 1937. Encuadernacion especial con los colores de la bandera de España. Conserva las tapas originales, algo restauradas 43 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 4. III. 1937. - 8vo. 1 page. In blue and red crayon. A humorous correspondence with his daughter Svetlana, giving her the desired permission to invite two classmates for the weekend: "For Secretary Number 1 Mr Stalin / Decree Number 2 / I order you to permit me to invite two boys and a girl from my class this weekend (12/3/37). / Insurgent - Svetlanka Stalina [stamp] / Signed / I submit myself / Secretary to Svetlanka - insurgent / Stalin". Very well preserved document of Stalin's private family life, pervaded by the formulae of party bureaucracy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1937 - 1937 Wisden - Original Hardback

      1937. Hi, This lot is an Original 1937 Hardback Wisden . It is in very good condition, the era of 1933 to 1937 were not the best of hardbacks as Wisden swapped materials in 1933, it resulted in poorer quality Wisdens but I am pleased to say that this 1937 is far better than most for the year. The front and spine gilt is excellent for a poor year and the boards are very good, there are a few light marks mainly to the front but still nice boards. The pastedowns are fabulous and very yellow, the hinges are excellent and the internal pages are very clean. Some spotting to the page block else would be a 9. By far superior to many of the same year. Nice photoplate, Hard to find in good condition, this is not too far off excellent.

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        C.D. Tarif Album.

      [French], 1937-38. Oblong folio, unpaginated, [1 price list], [14 glossy printed pages], over 500 hand stenciled wallpaper samples with numbers stamped to verso, distributor’s price list affixed to front pastedown. Original bolted cloth, company logo printed in gilt on blue and red striped diamond shaped paper affixed to upper board, matching cloth handle. Edges slightly worn; very good. A thick wallpaper sample book. A staggering compilation of French wallpaper samples of the period, many embossed. Wallpaper styles are mainly comprised of brightly colored botanical patterns heightened with foils, also included are some abstract designs in more muted tones.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Photographie n'est pas L'Art

      GLM 1937 - First edition. Seventeen loose leaves including 12 halftone plates on coated stock, in flexible blue cloth portfolio and outer black die-cut wraps. Near Fine, with uneven fading to blue cloth portfolio, light general shelf wear, and with die-cut intact. A lovely example. Loose Leaves in Cloth Portfolio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Schönheit im olympischen Kampf. With ca. 300, whereof 3 double-paged and 77 full-paged photogravüre reproductions

      Leni RIEFENSTAHL: Schönheit im olympischen Kampf [The Beauty of Olympic Fighting]. With ca. 300, whereof 3 double-paged and 77 full-paged photogravüre reproductions. Cover design by Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag 1937. 4to. P. [1-8], p. 9-280, [3] p. Original aubum-coloured publisher's cloth cover with gilt embossed title on front cover and spine, original publisher's multi-coloured photographically illustrated dust jacket on white stock and original slipcase. 1st edition of Leni Riefenstahl's groundbreaking photo-book, this copy completely equipped with all features of the original delivery, thus with publisher's dust wrapper and slipcase, only lacking the glassine cover initially wrapped around the dust jacket. The book contains reproductions of around 300 superb photographies and film stills made by different operators and photographers as part of Riefenstahl's crew for the propaganda motion picture »Olympia« (1938), an epoque-making sports documentary. All of the illustrations are skillfully printed in photogravure on thick quality paper, and thus showing the luscious grayscales of the original material in striking quality. Despite ideological pressure by Goebbels, whose goal was to show the Olympic athlete as Aryan „Übermensch", and despite Riefenstahls' own commitment as a film-maker to Nazi-propaganda (»Reichsparteitagstrilogie« (1933-35), she choose a more progressive aesthetic approach for »Olympia« and allowed herself to include pictures of e.g. Afro-American sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens, the most successful athlete of the Berlin games. Riefenstahl's aim was to create pictures „schöner als in der Wirklichkeit" (more beautiful than in reality) as she writes in her preface to the book. „Although the film Olympia has become an acknowledged classic, her book of photographs, Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf, no less spectacular in its own way, is less known. Sometimes Riefenstahl relied on poses modelled on the antique Greek ideal, faithful to Hitler's belief that modern Teutonic man was 'feeling closer to classical antiquity' than he had 'in possibly a thousand years'. But far more original were her depictions of superbly athletic bodies soaring gracefully through the air and knifing effortlessly through the water. Riefenstahl applied certain devices characteristic of the new German photography - strong diagonals, tight croppings, and bird's-eye and worm's-eye views. No longer was the camera an earthbound witness; it took to the air and the water with the athletes" (William A. Ewing: The Body. Photographs of the Human Form). Each of the illustrations carries captions in German, French, English, Spanish and Italian. The last 32 pages are dedicated to a „Making-of" of the movie. Closing clap of slipcase missing, as well as glassine cover. Slipcase with minimal traces of use, 2 leafs with small tears and very slightly creased. Overall a brillantly preserved copy with an excellent dust jacket, truly deserving the rating „complete".

      [Bookseller: Domenico Jacono - VdAÖ / ILAB]
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        Eneas Africanus and Eneas Africanus Defendant

      Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo (7"x51/4"). [4] 8-47pp., map. [4] 4-40pp. + 1. Inscribed on paste-down endpaper by Chip Robert to U.S. Senator Hiram W. Johnson (1937). Included is a letter on stationary of The Democratic National Committee (Robert was secretary) to the senator. In it, Robert writes of "our old Southern negroes, who are very near and dear to my heart", "the distinguished author is a close friend of my family" and "Eneas Africanus" and the more recent "Gone With The Wind" take their places in the list of the truly great historical fiction stories which so well describe and bring vividly to mind life in the old south". Stapled binding (three cut outs to interior spine paper enabling staples to fit in casing) in brown suede covers, 3/8"x1/4 dark stain to upper cover, spine darkened, wear to head/tail of spine and corners. Paperclip impressions to head of free endpaper (removed, Mr. Robert's business card also included), rest of text block tight and unmarked.

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      The Amalgamated Press, 1937., London - First U. K. edition. Pictorial wrappers. Six quarto issues (29.5cm); illustrated newsprint wrappers, stapled; [433]-456; [457]-480; [481]-504; [505]-528; [529]-552; [553]-576pp; illustrated. Extremities toned, staples oxidized, with scattered foxing along spine-folds, and occasional penciled notations to upper margins of front wrappers; complete; Very Good and sound copies. Complete serial of this key Continental Op story, first published as "The Big Knock-Over" in Black Mask Vol.9, No.12 (February 1927). This marks the story's first appearance published in the U.K., issued with a modified title between November 6-December 11, 1937 by the British weekly magazine The Thriller Library. Rare; not recorded in Richard Layman's descriptive bibliography of Dashiell Hammett; OCLC shows 4 locations with any holdings. Housed in a clamshell case with titles on the front cover and spine. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem.

      London: C.F. Hodgson & Son, 1936-1937. A fine set, not ex-library, of arguably the single most important theoretical work in the history of computing. In this paper Turing introduced the concept of a 'universal machine', an imaginary computing device designed to replicate the mathematical 'states of mind' and symbol-manipulating abilities of a human computer. Turing conceived of the universal machine as a means of answering the last of the three questions about mathematics posed by David Hilbert in 1928: (1) is mathematics complete; (2) is mathematics consistent; and (3) is mathematics decidable. Hilbert's final question, known as the 'Entscheidungsproblem', is concerned with whether there exists a definite method, or 'mechanical process', that can be applied to any mathematical assertion, and which is guaranteed to produce a correct decision as to whether that assertion is true or not. The logician Kurt Gödel had already in 1931 shown that arithmetic (and by extension mathematics) could not be both consistent and complete. Turing showed, by means of his universal machine, mathematics is undecidable. To demonstrate this, Turing came up with the concept of 'computable numbers', which are numbers defined by some definite rule, and thus calculable on the universal machine. These computable numbers would include every number that could be arrived at through arithmetical operations, finding roots of equations, and using mathematical functions like sines and logarithms - every number that could possibly arise in computational mathematics. Turing then showed that these computable numbers could in turn give rise to uncomputable ones, ones that could not be calculated using a definite rule, and that therefore there could be no 'mechanical process' for solving all mathematical questions, since computing an uncomputable number was an example of an unsolvable problem. Turing's idea of a 'universal machine' was given the name "Turing machine" by Church. The concept of the Turing machine has become the foundation of modern computer science. Origins of Cyberspace 394. Richard Green Library (Christie's sale 2013, lot 326). Erwin Thomas Library T61 and T62. 8vo (249 x 168 mm). In: Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Vol.42: pp.230-265 and Vol.43: pp.544-546 ("A Correction"). The complete volumes offered in recent cloth with gilt spine lettering, completely clean and fresh throughout.

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        Death On the Nile

      UK: Collins The Crime Club, 1937. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Death On the Nile by Agatha Christie First Edition Collins The Crime Club 1937. Faint toning to spine. Orange boards VG. In original pictorial Robin Macartney designed dust jacket, which has been enhanced by some imperceptible restoration along top and bottom edges. Correctly priced at 7/6.

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      - Being Lieutenant William Bligh\rquote s Log of the Proceedings of His Majesty\rquote s Armed Vessel Bounty in a Voyage to the South Seas, to take the Breadfruit from the Society Islands to the West Indies. Now Published for the First Time from the Manuscript in the Admiralty Records, with an Introduction and Notes by Owen Rutter, Comments on Bligh\rquote s Navigation by Rear Admiral J. A. Edgell, O.B.E., Hydrographer of the Navy, and Four Engravings on Wood by Lynton Lamb. In two volumes. Pp. 436(last blank)+260(last colophon), pictorial double title page both volumes, full page plan of the Bounty\rquote s launch, 2 full-page charts, colophon decoration; narrow roy. 4to; qr. red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, cream & green 'sail-type' cloth boards, faintly soiled, edges a trifle rubbed, lower board of Volume I very slightly foxed, the bottom fore-corner of upper board Volume II bumped; partly unopened, the fore and bottom edges uncut; edges of leaves a trifle soiled, a couple of spots of foxing; The Golden Cockerel Press, London, 1937. Edition limited to 300 numbered sets on mould-made paper.\i Pertelote 117. *The first publication of Bligh\rquote s log and (according to the publishers, \i Pertelote p. 12) 'the first ship's log to be published with full details'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HORA DE ESPAÑA. Revista Mensual

      1937/38, Valencia 1937 - Viñetas de Ramón Gaya. Consejo de colaboración: León Felipe, José Moreno Villa, Angel Ferrant, Antonio Machado, José Bergamín, T. Navarro Tomás, Rafael Alberti, José F. Montesinos, Alberto Rodolfo Halfter, José Gaos, Dámaso Alonso, Luis Lacasa. Colección casi completa: nº II a XXII. Falta Nº 1 vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) varias pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bianco e Nero, rivista cinema centro sperimentale cinematografia numeri dal 1 in poi. Dal 1937 al 2002


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        Munkásgyülés. 1937. szeptember 26-án, [?] Tompa-utca 14 sz. alatt. [Workers' Congress. September 26, 1937. (?) at Tompa Street 14.]

      György Kapus (Budai-nyomda), [Budapest] 1937 - Original, vintage poster. Printed on green paper. Illustrated with the emblem of the Party. 475 × 315 mm. Original program poster of the United Hungarian National Socialist Party, a call for a workers' congress, and the announcement of the speakers. The poster announces the date and the place of the congress and lists the speakers, who were among the most important figures of the Hungarian Nazi movement, like Ferenc Kassai who later became the Minister of Propaganda of the Arrow Cross Party in 1944. The word "Bárorság!" (Braveness!, or Be Brave!) is printed to the lower left corner, because the congress was held just a few days after their gathering which was attacked and smashed by young Communists on September 16, 1937, as a response to the assault happened on May Day when a member of the Communist movement was shot by the National Socialist. The Egyesült Magyar Nemzeti Szocialista Párt (United Hungarian National Socialist Party) was one of the earliest Hungarian Nazi parties, existed from 1933 until 1940 when it merged into Ferenc Szálasi's Arrow Cross Party. Its leader Fidél Pálffy, Ferenc Kassai and Szálasi were executed in 1946 after a trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Folded. With the contemporary vignette of the Party's archive. Small tears at foldings in the center. Another small tear at the lower edge to the right. Torn with loss near to upper right corner. Slightly discolored at edges due to aging. Otherwise in fine condition. Original, vintage poster. Printed on green paper. Illustrated with the emblem of the Party. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Corpus Juris [1st] Vols 1-72, in 73 books Complete set

      1937. Corpus Juris [1st]. New York: The American Law Book Co. 1914-1937. Vols. 1 to 72, in 73 books (includes vol. 14A). Complete set of all volumes published. Vols. 1-3 tan buckram, vols. 3-72 gilt lettered maroon quarter calf rubbed and soiled. A solid set. $895. * This legal encyclopedia, the predecessor to Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.), still retains a permanent place in most law libraries as the cases and other authorities are still cited by reference in the text and footnotes of C.J.S.

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        Kogata Kamera no Utsushikata Tsukaikata / Method of Shooting with a Pocket Camera

      Tokyo: Genkosha, 1937. Near fine copy in decorated boards and original publisher's illustrated card slipcase, complete with only minimal splitting, but significantly browned at the spine and lightly worn. OCLC locates only 3 copies.. First Edition. Octavo. Kimura's second book. Volume 2 in Genkosha's practical photography course lecture series. An artful, yet technical guide to small format camera work. Chapters cover a vast number of subjects with an emphasis on documentary photography. Includes instruction on how to shoot everyday things, such as: cherry blossoms, markets, festivals, tea ceremonies, factories, sports, theater, and more. Richly illustrated with detailed technical information provided next to each photograph. (Maggs 116).

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        Approximately 50 Jindyworobak (and related) publications from the collection of Kenneth Gifford, editor in Victoria of Jindyworobak Publications and author of 'Jindyworobak. Towards an Australian Culture' (the first publication of the Victorian office of Jindyworobak Publications in 1944). There are 13 books by Rex Ingamells, nine of which are inscribed and/or signed copies; these include Gumtops (1935), Forgotten People (1936), Sun-Freedom (1938) and Memory of Hills (1940)

      There is a rare complete set of the six issues of the periodical 'Venture', with all copies signed by Rex Ingamells: Volume 1, Number 1, July 1937 (the only number in the first series) plus Volume 1, Number 1, April 1939 to the unnumbered fifth issue of May 1940. Other authors represented are Gina Ballantyne (two books); Flexmore Hudson (four books, all signed - one inscribed, one with manuscript corrections); Gifford (one book, signed); William Hart-Smith (two books); 'Ricketty Kate' (one book); Ian Mudie (three books) and Colin Thiele (two books); John Ingamells is represented as editor of 'Cultural Cross-Section' (1941). There is an unbroken run of the Jindyworobak Anthology from the first issue in 1938 to 1950 (two are signed by Rex Ingamells, one is signed by Gifford), as well as a copy of Jindyworobak Review 1938-1948 (but the last three annuals to 1953 are not present). Apart from insignificant chipping to the overlapping edges of a few wrappers, the condition is uniformly fine (although of the seven cloth-bound volumes in the collection, only 'Gumtops' retains its dustwrapper). Fine copies of two essential reference works have been added to the collection; these are 'The Jindyworobaks' by Brian Elliott and 'Australian Little Magazines, 1923-1954' by John Tregenza. With this collection as a foundation, there is the very real possibility of gathering the complete published works of the seminal Jindyworobak movement. To quote Brian Elliott (who was personally involved with the early stages of the movement) in his reappraisal of the real value and effect of the Jindyworobak poetical institutions: 'My conclusion is not that they were a product of exceptional genius, but that the movement was spontaneous, natural and inevitable, and that it had an effect upon the nation - upon the national literature, but also upon the nation itself - that went beyond what was obvious in the poetry. In Judith Wright's words, the Jindyworobaks have taught us all to know ourselves a little better'.

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        Children in Spain To-day. Their Welfare and Their Needs

      1937]. 1937 - With six b&w photographic plates. First edition. Landscape 8vo., stapled into the original grey paper wrapper. With six b&w photographic plates. London, Committee Against Malnutrition, N.d. [but circa February, Produced by an apolitical relief group, membersof which includedthe veteran suffragist Margery Corbett Ashby and the microbiologist Harriette Chick. The beautifully photographed illustrations depict milk ration distribution, child refugees from Irun being fed in Barcelona's stadium (most likelyCamp des Corts), a Catalan sanatorium receiving child refugees, a scene from a co-operative outlet, and a further group of Irundar children being taught on the turf of thestadium. The pamphlet includes a brief preface by The Committee and a three-page essay on the stateof food supply and refugees in Spain. Wrappers slightly foxed,with a minor crease to the upper portion. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Impossible ici

      - Nrf, Paris 1937, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 20 copie numerate su cui Avorio solo le carte. iniziali scritte a mano Marcellin Pleynet sotto la giustificazione del sorteggio. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Raymond Queneau, un des 40 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Panorama du Fleuve.

      Flammarion Paris 1937 - Square 25 x 25 cm opening to 145 cm panorama; some folds repaired. Original pictorial boards; extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Beautiful children's book published as part of the Flammarion's series Le Père Castor and illustrated by Russian émigré artist Alexandra Exter. One side is a striking full colour panorama done with rich colours and much detail in avant-garde style. The text appears on verso accompanied by monochromatic vignettes. In his article on Russian émigré artists (DAPA Winter 1989) A.L. de Saint-Rat comments about Père 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." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RAMSAU. - Wimbachtal. "Das Wimbachgrieß bei Berchtesgaden". Blick durch das Tal auf Gebirgspanorama mit den Palfelhörnern.

      - Aquarell von Rudolph Brabandt, sign., bezeichnet und dat. "1937", 30 x 40 cm. Vollmer Bd. 1, S. 291. - Rudolph Brabandt wurde 1902 in Leipzig geboren. Er besuchte die Akademie für graphische Künste in Leipzig, war Mitgleid des Schweizer Lithographenbundes und arbeitete für J.J. Weber, Orell-Füßli und Oscar Brandstetter. Er starb 1973 in Leipzig. - In duftigen hellen Grün- und Blautönen gestaltet. Alt montiert.

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        Monetary Nationalism and International Stability - Publications of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland No. 18

      Longmans, Green and Co, 1937. 94 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements at back. "The five lectures which are here reproduced are necessarily confined to certain aspects of the wide subject indicated by the title. They are printed essentially as they were delivered." - from Preface. Lectures include: National Monetary Systems; The Function and Mechanism of International Flows of Money; Independent Currencies; International Capital Movements; The Problems of a Really International Standard. Blue cloth-covered boards. Gilt lettering legible upon spine despite moderate sunning. Binding and hinges intact. Unmarked. Average wear. Very light foxing to front endpaper - even less to back endpaper. Moderate foxing to edges. A sound copy.

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        München die Hauptstadt der Bewegung grüsst Benito Mussolini - 25. September 1937.

      (Geschenkbildband). goldgeprägter Ledereinband mit Kordelbindung, ohne Seitenangabe, mit vielen Abbildungen, 21 Blatt mit aufgeklebten farbigen Abbildungen, Text deutsch-italienisch, Einband leicht berieben, Zustand 2 (FG5) - SEHR SELTEN ! - 1937. (Geschenkbildband)

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        The High Commissioners in London for the Dominions and for India and Ambassadors to the Court of St James. Portraits specially taken for Publication in the 'Daily Telegraph' by J. Dixon-Scott. Coronation Year 1937

      London, 'Daily Telegraph', 1937. Large oblong octavo (205 x 300 mm), [iv] (title leaf, index of High Commissioners, both versos blank), [ii] (index of Ambassadors) pages plus 25 mounted gelatin silver portrait photographs (each approximately 150 x 200 mm). A photograph album in full light blue calf, lettered in gilt on the front cover; leather a little marked, sunned and scuffed, with the front top edge a little abraded in three spots; uncut deckle edges a little dusty or sunned, with a few trifling signs of handling; in very good condition, with the photographs in fine condition (albeit with uniform silvering-out around the thin unprinted borders). The High Commissioners are: The Honourable Vincent Massey, Canada; The Right Honourable Stanley Bruce, Commonwealth of Australia; W.J. Jordan, New Zealand; C.T. Te Water, Union of South Africa; J.W. Dulanty, Irish Free State; and Sir Firoz Khan Noon, India. The Ambassadors are: Dr Paul Regis de Oliveira, Brazil; Baron de Cartier de Marchienne, Belgium; Dr Manuel E. Malbran, Argentine; Count Grandi, Italy; Ivan Maisky, Soviet Union; Robert Worth Bingham, USA; Charles Corbin, France; Bey Fethi Okyar, Turkey; Count Edouard Raczynski, Poland; Quo Tai-Chi, China; Augustin Edwards, Chile; Shigeru Yoshida, Japan; Pablo de Azcarate, Spain; [Joachim] von Ribbentrop, Germany; Dr Armindo Monteiro, Portugal; and Dr Hafez Afifi Pasha, Egypt. 'In the late 1920s, the photographer John Dixon-Scott became concerned at the way the rural and urban environment of Britain was changing. He drove around the country with his camera intending to preserve through his pictures what he saw as a vanishing landscape, in a photographic project that took him years. The result was a collection of over 14,000 images which in 1946 he sold to the Central Office of Information, the British government's communications agency. Eventually these prints passed into the collections of The National Archives' (NA website). This commissioned album of portraits is unrepresentative of his life's work, which is surely our loss. The title of the album and the subjects in this series, worthy men all, do not, at first glance, suggest that a second glance is called for. But John Dixon-Scott has eschewed the time-honoured formality of the traditional head-and-shoulders treatment, and placed his men of mark in their offices or studies. The results are sublime - they are as much portraits of national character as of individuals. We'll save ourselves the trouble of writing the next thousand words by directing you to look at just two of the results, that of The Right Honourable Stanley Bruce of the Commonwealth of Australia (and her former Prime Minister), and Count Grandi of Italy.

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        Lezioni di Farmacologia

      Biazzi Editore. ITALIANO 1,03 A cura di Enrico Adami. A.A. 1937-38. Coperta morbida con evidenti segni di uso e del tempo, ingiallita e sbiadita soprattutto al dorso che presenta piccoli strappi e mancanze, fioritura e usura lungo i bordi. Volume intonso con tagli e pagine bruniti e con fioritura. Firma autografa del curatore al colophon. USATO

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        The Spanish Peoples Fight for Liberty

      Photographic illustrations. First edition. Large 4to., the original wrappers re-bound into quarter buckram over pasteboard, new endpapers. London, Press Department of the Spanish Embassy.

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        To Have and Have Not

      Charles Scribner's Sons 1937 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1937. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1937 with Scribner's logo and "A" present. Tan cloth boards with black lettering. Book Condition: Very Good+, age toning, shelf wear. Facsimile dust jacket. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ponsin on Conjuring. Translated & Annotated by S.H.Sharpe.

      London: George Johnson, The Magic Wand, 1937. 176pp. Strong association copy. Signed by Sharpe to half-title, and inscribed to George Johnson, the editor of The Magic Wand. Ex-Libris J.B. Findlay, a noted magic historian and collector. *** Bound in crushed green morocco featuring geometric gilt tooling around front and rear covers and gilt floriated tooling on all board edges. Spine in six raised compartments with gilt gadrooned dividers, and stamped gilt floriated design. Title compartment in red with gilt title. All text block edges gilt. Condition: Near Fine with some wear to corners and to the head of the spine, and a couple of tiny indentations to front cover. *** Jean Nicholas Ponsin (1801-1863), born Charles Eduard Ponsin, was an elementary-school teacher, drawing master, as well as an amateur magician in Reims. This book is based upon an earlier title by Ponsin entitled Nouvelle Magie Blanche Devoilee published in 1853, described by Sharpe, in the Translator’s Preface, as “the first practical treatise on conjuring produced in any language.” Material was used from the 1853 title by the famous Professor Hoffman in his notable work, “Modern Magic “ in 1845. What remained was considered by Sharpe, himself another amateur magician, as also worthy of publication. This volume then, translated from the original French, with Sharpe’s annotations and original illustrations by Wilfred Huggins, uses hitherto unused material. Subjects include: Card Effects, Coin Tricks, Cups and Balls as well as various other illusions with suggestive names such as "The Vanishing Lady", "The Dead and Revived Bird" and "The Kind Bullet". *** Publisher George Johnson (1877-1962) was a writer, collector and amateur magician, best known for his editorial direction of "The Magic Wand" magazine, published from 1914 to 1945 in Britain. *** The bookplate of another noted magic scholar, and collector of works on magic, J.B. Findlay, appears on the inside front cover. A Scot originally from Glasgow, Findlay wrote a large number of titles on the history of magic, and had a vast collection of over 6000 volumes on the topic. A magical book whose powers are no doubt enhanced by the many sets of famous conjuring fingers through which it has passed. . Signed by translator. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Ayuda A Los Hospitales De Sangre. Almanaque 1937. [Donate to the Blood Clinics. 1937 Almanac]

      1937 - Original calendar. Stiff coloured illustrated lithographic card placard (34 x 47 cm), with a paper calendar comprised of 13 perforated 'tear off' sheets(13.6 x 19.5 cm), stapled to the foot. Valencia, Comisión Organizadora Hospitales de Sangre y Guaderias de niños del Sindicato Unico Regional de Peritos, Técnicas Industriales, CNT-AIT, Traditional depiction of a Madonna-like figure reconfigured as a nurse with romantic scenes of warfare in the background. Institutionally and commercially scarce. A smaller version with no calendar appears in Carulla & Carulla (1997), La guerra civil en 2000 carteles, No. 874. Crisp, clean condition, first sheet of calendar slightly torn.

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        1800 and All That: Drinks Ancient and Modern

      The St. Catherine Press 1937 - First edition. Very Good, lacking jacket. Leather binding lightly scuffed and lightly rubbed at corners and spine ends. Gilt stamping on spine remains sharp and bright. End sheets foxed, pages toned and occasionally foxed or thumbed. Faded tide mark to edge of page block, barely ever affecting the margins. The follow up to R de Fleury's 1934 book titled "1700 Cocktails for the Man behind the Bar," in which he attempted to compile recipes for every known cocktail to date. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Star Maker

      Methuen & Co., London 1937 - First Edition, first edition, first impression in blue cloth, spine stamped in deep red, jacket art by Bip Pares. The author's fourth novel, Satty & Smith A7.1.1.1., only 2513 copies. London: Methuen & Co. (1937), 339 pages. A VG copy with soft spine ends and tips, previous owner's info dated 1937 in pencils on f.f.e, edge wear. Fair protected and unclipped (8s 6d) jacket has heavy wear, is taped back together, and large tear on cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Italia Imperiale.

      Milano, La Rivista illustrata del Popolo dÕItalia, 1937, in folio, cm. 45 x 30 x 7,5 legatura in cartone rigido ricoperto di celluloide nera e grande fascio stilizzato, pp. nn. con numerosissime illustrazioni di Buffoni, Carboni, Garretto, Micaelles, Nizzoli e Sironi; fotografie di Bricarelli, Patellani, Ridenti e Stefani. Parte artistica a cura di M.L. Poli. Numerose pagine pubblicitarie e taglio modernissimo. Opera monumentale in molti sensi, in eccellente stato di conservazione.

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        Down Under

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1937. Wine red cloth titled in white on spine and upper front board, deckled foredges. Tight and square, slight wear to spine ends, a few spots of foxing in prelim pages. First Edition. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardback.

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      Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York 1937 - First Printing. Octavo (19.25cm); navy blue cloth, with titles stamped in orange on spine and front cover; dustjacket; x,302pp. Inscribed by Daly to his secretary, Betty Grover Eisner, on the front endpaper: "June 14, 1939 / For Betty Eisner / my partner in crime / Carroll John Daly." Spine ends gently nudged, upper edge of textblock foxed, else Near Fine and clean throughout. In an attractive example of the dustjacket designed by Arthur Hawkins, Jr.; unclipped (priced $2.00), lightly edgeworn, with two shallow losses to crown (none affecting lettering), a few tiny nicks and short tears; Very Good+. Attractive copy of Daly's second hard-boiled novel featuring Vee Brown, his best-known detective after Race Williams. "In Emperor of Evil, he tangles with Vincent van Houton, an apparently respectable member of society who is actually a human devil, the head of the Black Death organization, and so successful at concealing his identity that the police refuse to believe in his guilt" (Penzler & Steinbrunner, p.116). Scarce in dustjacket, particularly inscribed. Hubin, p.104. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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      1937 - 2 sketches; 1 pencil and 1 conte pencil on paper. Mounted. Maxa Nordau was born to a middle class Parisian family. Her father, Max Nordau, was a physician and one of the founders of the International Zionist Organisation together with Theodor Herzl. She became an artist, studying oil painting, acrylic painting and sketching, before first exhibiting her work in 1924 in the official Salon in Strasbourg. During World War II, she left France and moved to the United States, where she displayed her work in several exhibitions in New York. Whilst there she took the opportunity to continue studying painting at the New York City College. When she returned to Paris in 1946, Nordau continued painting and began presenting her work in private galleries. Most of Nordau's paintings are portraits, particularly of women. Nordau travelled many times, and visited Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Greece, Morocco and other countries. The influence from her many journeys to the Middle East and to other Arabic countries is evident in the characters in her paintings. The Orient fascinated Nordau, and she paints the Arab women in her paintings in a very vivid and colourful manner. Nordau wasn't the only artist who had an interest in the Orient. This theme was very common amongst Jewish artists in the beginning of the 20th century, specifically amongst artists from Zionist families who had visited Palestine. Some of this group even left Europe and went to live and work in the growing Jewish state. When Nordau died in 1991, she left a large number of portraits and several illustrations. Although she was indeed French, Maxa Nordau is considered to be a part of what is called the 'School of Paris', a group of non-French artists, who worked in Paris before and during World War II.

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        CHINESE CEREMONIAL PAPER., A Monograph Relating to the Fabrication of Paper and Tin Foil and the Use of Paper in Chinese Rites and Religious Ceremonies.

      Chillicothe: Mountain House Press, 1937. - 8 1/4 x 11 1/4. 3 leaves, photogravure of an elaborate furnace for burning sacred paper, 79, (3) pages (some folding). There are 49 original specimens of Chinese ceremonial paper dating from the 17th c., plus text photogravure and collotype illustrations, and prints in color from old Chinese wood blocks. Bound by Peter Franck (stamp-signed on leather turn-in) in quarter citron morocco, vellum tips, sides printed in a gold and red dragon design from an old woodblock; in paper slipcase (small bump one corner). Bookplate inside front cover, some very slight wear at spine. A fine copy. An extraordinary work, in every respect. Tipped-in are gold & silver spirit papers, mock-money pierced with holes to look like coins, ornamental paper trays, a burning envelope, and many large folding specimens--including four colorful kitchen & gate gods. A series of photogravures shows the Joss papermakers at work. Hunter discusses the history of ceremonial paper and its modern use, Chinese paper goods, and the reverence for calligraphy. No. 19 of 125 numbered and signed copies, printed by Hunter on handmade Shogun paper. Hunter printed side papers in gold and red inks on brown, persimmon juice-dyed Japanese paper; an old Chinese woodblock of a five-clawed dragon (used for ceiling decoration in the Imperial Palace in Peking) is superimposed on an overall "endless world" pattern in red. The illustrations are printed on Hunter's own handmade papers from both the Marlborough and the Lime Rock mills. Baker, By His Own Labor pp. 279-280. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Strictly From Hunger

      Random House, New York 1937 - First edition. Foreword by Robert Benchley. Fine in very good or better dustwrapper with a few tiny nicks and tears and a litttle rubbing, still a superior copy of the author's exceptionally scarce second book, a collection of short pieces including one, "Good News, Bibliophiles!" that has the temerity to make fun of first edition collectors. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CHINESE BUDDHIST MONASTERIES: Their Plan and its Function as a Setting for Buddh

      - Copenhagen & London 1937, Gads Forlag & Oxford University. 3/4 Vellum spine over green boards, large folio, 29 x 39.5 cm., bright clean solid, 396p., 4 large pocket plans, index chronology,365 fine full page photos. !RARE! FIRST EDITION A STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY: A major illustrated reference and scholarly resource for Buddhist: monasteries, priests, architecture, ritual objects, altars, statues and sculptures. * LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED: This work contains some 363 plans in color & b.w., many maps, priests, robes & costumes, Chinese character footnotes text in English, with some in both English and Chinese, hermits, some shown with primitive but highly effective martial arts for self-defense, monks &c. Wonderful rural settings for many temples, with superbly designed gardens, cremation ovens, funeral rites, monk students, pilgrims accommodations &c. * This work covers the typical Buddhist monastery & building history, layout, central axis, lateral groups, Hui Chu Ssu, Pao Hua Shan, Kiangasu. Ordination unit, its ceremonies and its development, monk's offices & daily life in the monasteries. A magnificent work, loaded with fine collotype photos and a profusion of color sketches. * RARITY: This 1937 FIRST EDITION seldom comes to market in "collector's condition" and complete with all pages, plates, photographs and charts. * Due to its highly esoteric nature, deluxe printing & binding it was likely done in a small, Limited Number of copies. It has and always will be exceptionally R A R E ! * Considered a scholarly and reliable work on the subject with detailed architectural drawings & stunning photographic illustrations. * THE AUTHOR: Prip-Moller [1889-1943] first came to China in 1921, and after studying Chinese in Peking worked in Mukden [Manchuria], as a consulting architect. The present work is the result of extensive researches undertaken between 1929 and 1933 and was first published in Copenhagen in 1937. * THE FIRST EDITION: The First Edition has always been the most desirable and Deluxe edition of the book. The reprints do not compare with the lovely typography, paper and meticulous binding of this edition ! * BINDING: The original First Edition was bound in genuine white vellum spine with gold lettering, and four matching vellum corners. The balance of the book was bound in heavy green boards, which are easily rubbed. Our copy is in "collector's condition" with no major rubbing, a few nearly invisible scuffs to the covers, else a sharp clean and lovely copy of a very RARE EDITION of this title. *

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        Ayuda A Los Hospitales De Sangre Almanaque 1937 Donate to the Blood Clinics 1937 Almanac

      Original calendar. Stiff coloured illustrated lithographic card placard (34 x 47 cm), with a paper calendar comprised of 13 perforated 'tear off' sheets (13.6 x 19.5 cm), stapled to the foot. Valencia, Comisión Organizadora Hospitales de Sangre y Guaderias de niños del Sindicato Unico Regional de Peritos, Técnicas Industriales, CNT-AIT,

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        TOURIST LIBRARY: A Complete Set of Forty [40] Volumes. [Individually Bound in Or

      - [Tokyo 1937-42].Stiff wrs.,color paste-on, many color & b.w. plates, complete set 40 vols.,a few minor blemishes, several in glassine dj., 3 vols. re-backed, else as publisher issued a nice set,mixed dates,all solid & firm copies.40 VOLUME SET *** *** *** . . A SUPERB COMPLETE SET OF 40 INDIVIDUAL MONOGRAPHS . . . ON ALL ASPECTS OF JAPAN, ART & CULTURE . . . EXCELLENT PRIMARY RESOURCE BY LEADING SCHOLARS & EXPERTS . . . A FASCINATING PRE-WAR SET PUBLISHED FROM 1934-1942 . . . COMPLETE AS ISSUED, EACH UNIFORMLY BOUND . . *** THE SUBJECT & THE SET: This set was published by the Board of Tourist Industry, under the sponsorship of the Japanese Government Railways system. . The Japanese government, in an effort to attract foreign visitors to come to and tour Japan, serially produced this group of exceptionally scholarly, accurate and beautifully illustrated monographs. The government sought out the leading exponents and eminent scholars to introduce all aspects of Japanese art, culture, history, customs and traditions to the western world. The results were an impressive success in publishing nicely illustrated, uniform size volumes, each with a color illustration pasted on to the front cover. . The complete set consists of 40 separates monographs [each on a specific subject], all issued prior to WWII, the last five volumes were issued at the start of WWWII in 1941-1942. . Many of these eminent scholars & authors continued to write more exhaustive works on their specialty subjects after the war. . *** NOTE ON THE ROMANIZATION OF PRE-WORLDWAR II JAPANESE: Note the Romanization of Japanese in the 1930's. In an effort to avoid 'western culture' during the pre-World War II period, Japan abandoned the "Hepburn" method of Romanization of Japanese, in favor of a 'native' method which turned out to be very difficult for westerners to read. After the war, Japanese returned to the 'standard' way to Romanize. The below names are spelled in the old [strange] way. . *** THE COMPLETE LIST OF ALL TITLES & AUTHORS: This set is seldom found complete. . 1. TEA CULT OF JAPAN. Yasunosuke Fukukita 2. JAPANESE NOH PLAYS. Toyoichiro Nogami 3. SAKURA [Japanese Cherry]. Manabu Miyosi 4. JAPANESE GARDENS. Matsunosuke Tatsui 5. HIROSHIGE & JAPANESE LANDSCAPES. Yone Noguchi 6. JAPANESE DRAMA. [Yoshio Yoshikawa] 7. JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE. Hideto Kisida 8. WHAT IS SHINTO? Genchi Kato 9. CASTLES IN JAPAN. Orui & M. Toba 10. HOT SPRINGS. Koichi Fujinami 11. FLORAL ART. Issotei Nishikawa 12. CHILDREN'S DAY. Tamotsu Iwado 13. KIMONO. Kenichi Kawakatsu 14. FOOD. Kaneko Tezuka 15. MUSIC. Katsumi Sunaga 16. ZYUDO [ZYUZYUTU] [JUDO & JUJUTSU]. Jigoro Kano 17. FAMILY LIFE. Shunkichi Akimoto 18. SCENERY. T. Tamura 19. EDUCATION. K. Yoshida & T. Kaigo 20. FLORAL CALENDAR. T. Makino & Genziro Oka 21. BUDDHISM. Daitsetz[u] Teitaro Suzuki 22. ODORI [Dance]. Kasyo Matida 23. KABUKI DRAMA. Syutaro Miyake 24. JAPANESE WOOD-BLOCK PRINTS. S. Huzikake 25. HISTORY. Koya Nakamura 26. FOLK-TOYS. Tekiho Nisizawa 27. GAME OF "GO". Fukumensi Mihori 28. COIFFURE. R. Saito 29. SCULPTURE. Seiroku Noma 30. POSTAGE STAMPS. Yokiti Yamamoto 31. ANCIENT ARMOUR. Hatiro Yamagami 32. ANGLING. Meizi Matuzki 33. PROVERBS. Otoo Huzii 34. SUMO. Kozo Hikoyama 35. BIRDS. Prince Nobusuke Takatukasa 36. AINU LIFE & LEGEND. Kyosuke Kindaiti 37. FAMILY CRESTS. Yuzuru Okada 38. INDUSTRIAL ARTS. Seiti Okuda 39. HAND-MADE PAPERS OF JAPAN [With sample papers tipped in] . by Bunsyo Zyugaku 40. NATIONAL CHARACTER. Nyozekan Hasegawa . A complete list of all titles are often found inside the first fly leaf; earlier numbers show less than later numbers, which show a full list of the titles of all 40 titles. . *** UNIFORM FORMAT: Uniform format and size: 12.8 x 18.2 cm., some had slightly larger covers, the contents remains about the same size in each volume. Each volume is nicely translated into English. . *** ILLUSTRATIONS: COLOR WITH BLACK & WHITE: Each book has a color front cover printed illustration tipped down. T

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