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

      Yale University Press - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        "España. Cuyas seis letras sonoras restallan hoy en nuestra alma con un grito de guerra y mañana con una exclamación de júbilo y de paz." Cartel. Poster.

      Valencia: LIT. S. DURA Socializada U.G.T.-C.N.T., 1937.(). 20 x 14.75 inches. Facsimile printed for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives. Archivo General de la Guerra Civil Española, 0558.jpg.http://pares.mcu.es/cartelesGC/servlets/visorServlet?cartel=583&page=12&from=catalogo

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Princeton: np, 1937. First Edition. Very Good. AN EXTRAORDINARY LETTER BY EINSTEIN TO HIS SON OFFERING LIFE ADVICE AND DISCUSSING FREUD, SHAKESPEARE, AND SCHILLER. Addressed to his son Eduard "Tetel" Einstein and signed "Papa", the letter, written in ink on both sides of one sheet, reads in full (translated from the original German): 

Dear Tetel,

 I hope by now you've received Freud's lectures from Vienna. I've read most of them myself in the past. They really made me admire the Author, but they didn't convince me that his theories were correct. 

I must admit however that, based on my personal experiences, my conviction about those theories is weakening -- I feel now that he was onto something, at least in regards to the main theses. I would have written to you sooner, but work is keeping me very busy. Even though they say that the work of a single person will not have much of an impact in the big picture, it does not diminish the passion in which we pursue our interests, and that is a good thing. 

 Although personal illusions may bring warmth and joy into one's life when young, they don't last a lifetime. Life would be bleak if the work and the passion for discovery did not exist. In my free time I am currently reading Schiller's poems, which I have neglected since my youth. 

They feel a bit pompous, but at the same time they are enthralling in their choice of words and grammar. I am really happy that I picked them up again. 

I would have liked to send you another book on the top of the Freud, but didn't know which one to send -- especially because I don't get a lot of German writings anymore.

 When I have some extra free time, after finishing Schiller, I really want to start reading Shakespeare, everything from him I can get my hands on. If you like to read it too, perhaps we could discuss it at some later time?
 

 Albert is a real delight -- he has been traveling up and down the country for the past 6 weeks and will have seen and experienced many interesting things. I really hope he has followed my advice and kept a journal, but I am not holding high hopes. When it comes to talking and writing he seems to be chronically constipated. With my warmest regards,

 Papa Einstein's life advice, underscoring one of his core beliefs: Einstein often stated that his main goal in life was the quest for truth, no matter how difficult and painstaking the quest. He advises Eduard in this letter that it is the pursuit and the work in attaining the goal that brings satisfaction and sustains one throughout life, even if "the work of a single person will not have much of an impact in the big picture". This, he notes, is critical to understand after the illusions of youth have succumbed to reality. Einstein, Eduard, and Freud: Eduard Einstein (nicknamed "Tete" or "Tetel"), born in 1910, was the second son of Albert and his first wife Mileva. From an early age, he became enamored with the teachings of Freud, even hanging a picture of famous psychiatrist on his bedroom wall. By the age of twenty he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and consequently was institutionalized several times throughout his life. Einstein's views of Freud's teachings were somewhat more nuanced than those of his son. Initially, Einstein did not show much interest in Freud's theories and after their first meeting in 1927, Freud famously remarked "He understands as much about psychology as I do about physics." Over the years, however, Einstein began studying Freud's works. After corresponding with Freud somewhat regularly throughout the 1930s and even collaborating with him on a project sponsored by the League of Nations ("Why War?", 1932), Einstein began to move from a deep skepticism to - as indicated in this letter - a growing acceptance. By 1936 - just before this letter was written - Einstein sent birthday greetings to Freud, acknowledging: "Until recently I could only apprehend the speculative power of your train of thought, together with its enormous influence on the Weltanschauung of the present era, without being in a position to form a definite opinion about the amount of truth it contains. Not long ago, however, I had the opportunity of hearing about a few instances, not very important in themselves, which in my judgment exclude any other interpretation than that provided by the theory of repression. I was delighted to come across them, since it is always delightful when a great and beautiful conception proves to be consonant with reality." 
In this letter to Eduard, Einstein admits to Eduard that he now believes Freud "was onto something, at least in regards to the main theses." Einstein, Shakespeare, Schiller: Einstein's fondness for music is well-known, but not as much has been recorded about his literary tastes. It is not surprising (and has been previously documented) that Einstein had a fondness for the great German poet Schiller, but we can find no other references to Shakespeare by Einstein in any other letters or manuscripts. His words to Eduard, "I really want to start reading Shakespeare, everything from him I can get my hands on" imply that Einstein has recently "discovered" Shakespeare and is excited at the discovery. 
Note: Although the letter is not dated, we can assume that it was written late (November - December) in 1937, when Einstein's son Albert was visiting the United States (a trip he refers to in the letter). [Princeton]: [November - December], 1937. One 8.5x11 inch leaf, written on both sides. In German. Usual folds, otherwise fine. A LONG, REMARKABLE, AND REVEALING LETTER UNITING THE INTELLECTUAL GIANTS EINSTEIN, FREUD, AND SHAKESPEARE, AND SHARING ONE OF HIS CORE BELIEFS WITH HIS SON.

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        The Road to Wigan Pier.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. With a Foreword by Victor Gollancz. Octavo. Original limp orange cloth, titles to spine and front panel in black. Housed in a custom flat-backed orange folding case. With 16 photographic plates. Partially erased ownership inscription to front free endpaper. A little foxing to edges of text block. An exceptional copy. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. It is extremely scarce signed, with no other copies traced at auction. Orwell originally believed The Road to Wigan Pier would not be included in Gollancz's Left Book Club as "it is too fragmentary and, on the surface, not very left-wing" (Fenwick). By 29 December 1936, however, the work was set as a choice for the March 1937 list. By the time the book was published Orwell was fighting the civil war in Spain and did not see a copy of this edition until late April when he was home on leave. A casebound trade issue of 2,150 copies was also released.

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        Tobacco : Its history illustrated by the books, manuscripts and engravings in the library of George Arents, Jr. Together with an introductory essay, a glossary and bibliographic notes [by Jerome Edmund Brooks; volume 5 index by Anne M. Nill] § Tobacco. A catalogue of the books, manuscripts and engravings acquired since 1942 in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library. From 1507 to the present. Compiled by Sarah Augusta Dickson [parts 8-10 compiled by Perry Hugh O'Neil] (Arents Tobacco Collection Publications, 7-12)

      New York, Rosenbach Company (vols. I-IV: Camden, NJ: Haddon Craftsmen; vol. V: Portland, Maine: Anthoensen Press) / New York Public Library, 1937-1952; 1958-1969. Five volumes (34 × 24.5 cm), I (Imprints 1507-1615, 1937): xvi, 544 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (7 printed in two or more colours). II (Imprints 1615-1698, 1938): xii, 564 pp., including frontispiece "View of the Library at 'Hillbrook', Rye, New York"), numerous illustrations printed with the text (10 printed in two colours). III (Imprints 1698-1783, 1941): viii, 546 pp., plus colour frontispiece (folding), numerous illustrations printed with the text (17 printed in two colours). IV (Imprints 1784-1942, 1943): (12) 386 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (1 printed in two colours). "A synoptical chart [illustrating the chief divisions of the history of tobacco] has been placed at the inner back cover" (inserted in a pocket). Printed slip tipped-in at end: "In the Colophon the name of Richard Ellis was inadvertently omitted. He should also [with Jerome E. Brooks] be given credit for designing this book". Printed card loosely inserted: "Such a large amount of additional material has been included in TOBACCO it will be necessary to publish a fifth volume containing the Index and notes on recent acquisitions. This volume is in preparation and will be sent without additional charge to those who have subscribed to a set of TOBACCO. May 1st, 1944". V (Index, 1952): (8) 328 pp., including frontispiece portrait of George Arents, Jr. The five volumes uniformly bound in publisher's orange cloth, bevelled boards, morocco lettering-pieces. Offered with [Supplement] Tobacco: a catalogue of the books, manuscripts and engravings acquired since 1942 in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library. New York: New York Public Library, 1961-1969. Ten parts bound in two volumes. A fine, complete set of the catalogue of the private library of George Arents Jr (1875-1960), privately printed in New York between 1937 and 1943 in an edition of 300 copies (this set is number 292). In 1944, the collection was received by the New York Public Library, and in 1952, an index volume (names of authors and subjects) was prepared by the New York Public Library. Ten supplements describing later additions to the collection were compiled by Arents Librarian Sarah Augusta Dickson and Curator Perry O'Neil from 1958 to 1969; subsequent acquisitions have been catalogued electronically. There are 3956 individual, catalogued entries (4235 separate, physical items). "Although the collection is devoted to tobacco and includes almost every important work dealing with the subject, it also contains many historical, literary, and artistic works in which tobacco appears only incidentally" (NYPL). ¶ Faultless set. Tobacco: Its history illustrated by the books, manuscripts and engravings in the library of George Arents, Jr. Together with an introductory essay, a glossary and bibliographic notes;Five volumes (34 × 24.5 cm), I (Imprints 1507-1615, 1937): xvi, 544 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (7 printed in two or more colours). II (Imprints 1615-1698, 1938): xii, 564 pp., including frontispiece "View of the Library at 'Hillbrook', Rye, New York"), numerous illustrations printed with the text (10 printed in two colours). III (Imprints 1698-1783, 1941): viii, 546 pp., plus colour frontispiece (folding), numerous illustrations printed with the text (17 printed in two colours). IV (Imprints 1784-1942, 1943): (12) 386 pp., including colour frontispiece, numerous illustrations printed with the text (1 printed in two colours). "A synoptical chart [illustrating the chief divisions of the history of tobacco] has been placed at the inner back cover" (inserted in a pocket). Printed slip tipped-in at end: "In the Colophon the name of Richard Ellis was inadvertently omitted. He should also [with Jerome E. Brooks] be given credit for designing this book". Printed card loosely inserted: "Such a large amount of additional material has been included in TOBACCO it will be necessary to publish a fifth volume containing the Index and notes on recent acquisitions. This volume is in preparation and will be sent without additional charge to those who have subscribed to a set of TOBACCO. May 1st, 1944". V (Index, 1952): (8) 328 pp., including frontispiece portrait of George Arents, Jr. The five volumes uniformly bound in publisher's orange cloth, bevelled boards, morocco lettering-pieces. On the creation of the collection, see H. George Fletcher, "Indomitable Collector: George Arents, Jr. and The New York Public Library" in Biblion: The Bulletin of The New York Public Library, volume 9 (Fall 2000-Spring 2001), pp.87-103.Tobacco: a catalogue of the books, manuscripts and engravings acquired since 1942 in the Arents Tobacco Collection at the New York Public Library;Ten parts in two volumes (34 × 24.5 cm), Volume I (1958-1961). Part 1 (Imprints 1507-1571, 1958): (4) pp., 52 pp., including frontispiece portrait of George Arents, Jr., and view of the collection installed in NYPL; plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 1-24). Part 2 (Imprints 1571-1589, June 1959): (4) pp., pp.53-98 (2); plus 14 leaves of plates (nos. 25-52). Part 3 (Imprints 1590-1609, December 1959): (2) pp., pp.99-146; plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 53-76). Part 4 (Imprints 1610-1619, October 1960): (2) pp., pp.47-192; plus 14 leaves of plates (nos. 77-104). Part 5 (Imprints 1620-1632, March 1961): (4) pp., pp.193-240, plus 6 leaves of plates (nos. 105-116). Errata slip tipped to p.217. Part 6 (Imprints 1632-1650, October 1961): (2) pp., pp.241-300; plus 18 leaves of plates (nos. 117-152). Volume II (1962-1969). Part 7 (Imprints 1651-1672, March 1962): (4) pp., pp.301-384 (2), plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 153-176). Part 8 (Imprints 1673-1687, November 1967): (4) pp., pp.385-475 (3), plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 177-200). Part 9 (Imprints 1687-1702, July 1968): (2) pp., pp.477-565 (3), plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 201-224). Part 10 (Imprints 1703-1724, June 1969): [no half-title issued], pp.567-650 (2) plus 12 leaves of plates (nos. 225-248). The two volumes uniformly bound in cloth by Bernard Middleton (to match volumes I-V; upper covers of publisher's printed wrappers bound in).

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        Daphnis and Chloe.

      London: A. Zwemmer, 1937.(). One of 250 signed and numbered copies of the English edition. 52 original woodcuts, printed in bistre and 4 woodcut initials. Vellum. With separate matching half vellum portfolio of 12 woodcut proofs. Light foxing.

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        Maidlin Bears the Torch

      The Religious Tract Society and Girls Own, UK 1937 - 1st Edition 1937. Book is very good+ and quite bright. Spine a little lightened. Contents good. Light foxing to page edges. The wrapper is very good and quite bright. Edges rubbed, creased and nicked. A few small closed tears to edges. Loss to spine top edge. More images can be taken upon request. Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ZEPHIR'S HOLIDAYS

      - DE BRUNHOFF,JEAN. ZEPHIR'S HOLIDAYS. NY: Random House (1937). Folio, cloth backed pictorial boards, slight rubbing, near Fine in edge frayed and chipped dust wrapper. 1st ed. of the fourth book in the series. This is an entire book devoted to Babar's friend Zephir the monkey. Produced with calligraphic text and the same wonderful color illustrations as the other Babar books. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit or There and Back

      George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1937 - This edition was the first with four colour illustrations.The original, first impression, was a limited edition of 1500 copies.This second impression was 2300 copies only of which 423 were destroyed in the London Bombings.Thus a relatively rare, surviving, very early edition. Pages generally clean and bright, especially for age, minimal tanning to edges, some grubby marks, small stains, a little scattered foxing.There is a Norman Street Junior School, Carlisle, stamp to half title page but no other library markings throughout book. Some corners stubbed, curled, turned. School Library, handwritten in ink, to half title page. Endpapers, double page illustrations, grubby, slight foxing; some numbers, in ink. Page ends tanned, grubby, spotted. Cracked to binding. Covers, green cloth, generally grubby, stained. Corners, and edges, bumped, rubbed, worn. Spine splits, bumped, rubbed, worn to ends. All illustrations present. Overall, fair clean copy, especially for age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Géorgiques. Texte latin et version française par l'Abbé Jacques Delille, gravures sur bois d'Aristide Maillol.

      - 3 Bände. Gonin, Paris 1937-43 (1950). 2 w. Bl., 1 Bl., 174 S., 1 Bl., 6 w. Bl., 1 Bl., 154 S., 1 Bl., 2 w. Bl. mit 122 Illustrationen und Initialen in Orig.-Holzschnitt von Aristide Maillol. Bd. III: Separat erschienene doppelte Suite von je 70 Tafeln mit den Orig.-Holzschnitten Maillols in Schwarz und in Rot, alle mit dem Maillol-Monogrammstempel versehen. 4°. Lose Lagen in Orig.-Umschlägen, in rot illustr. Halbpergament-Decken und Orig.-Schubern. Die Extrasuiten in illustr. Orig.-Umschlägen mit Maillol-Stempel und Signatur Gonins, in Orig.-Ppbd.-Decke mit Rückentitel und Orig.-Schuber. Umschläge der Textbände etwas stockfleckig. – Druck auf Maillol-Gonin-Bütten. Eines v. 750 Exemplaren. – Das letzte von Maillol illustrierte Buch ist eine Fortführung der bereits 1926 auf der Cranach-Presse erschienenen Eclogen des Vergil. Der Künstler arbeitete bereits seit 1909 an einzelnen Stöcken. Im Jahr 1937 drängte Gonin Maillol, das Werk fortzuführen; im September 1944 war der letzte Holzstock fertiggestellt. Der Druck konnte jedoch erst nach Ende des Krieges 1950 abgeschlossen werden.– Die Holzschnitte in der Mehrzahl groß und in der Formensprache des späten Maillol. – Eines der schönsten Bücher des französischen Künstlers. Sein künstlerisch reifstes Werk ergänzt die Holzschnitte zu Vergils »Eclogen«, die bereits 1913–1926 für die Cranach-Presse entstanden. – Selten mit den beiden Extrasuiten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Revolution Betrayed.

      London & New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. & Harper & Brothers Publishers, , 1937 & 1938. What is the Soviet Union and Where is it Going? Translated by Max Eastman; [together with] The Case of Leon Trotsky. Report of hearings on the charges made against him in the Moscow Trials. By the Preliminary Commission of Inquiry; [together with] Not Guilty. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the charges made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials. 3 works, octavo. TRB: original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt and black on a red ground, top edge red, others uncut. Works 2 and 3: original black cloth, red paper labels printed in black, fore edges uncut. All with the dust jackets and accompanied by 2 original black and white photographs. TRB: bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown; spine ends slightly bumped, spine a little rubbed, front hinge gently cracked but firm, some nicks and chips to dust jacket extremities and spine faded, an excellent copy. Works 2 and 3: front free endpapers inscribed by Stolberg, review stamp to front free endpaper of work 2, front endpapers browned, extremities of dust jackets a little rubbed and chipped, excellent copies. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on the front free endpaper, "devotedly yours, Leon Trotsky, 21/11 1937, Coyoacan". The American journalist and labour activist Benjamin Stolberg (1891–1951) was a member of the Dewey Commission and had strong association links to Trotsky. The Revolution Betrayed is Trotsky's major critique of Stalinism, and marked the end of the American intelligentsia's romance with Russian communism. It was completed in the spring of 1936 and sent to the publisher just before the first of the three Moscow show trials took place in August of the same year. To reference this, Trotsky appended a postscript to the introduction in which he referenced the recent "terrorist conspiracy trial". After being sentenced to death in absentia for conspiracy to assassinate Stalin, Trotsky moved from Norway to the Coyoácan area of Mexico City in January 1937. A few months later an independent "Commission of Inquiry" into the charges made against him and others at the Moscow Trials was held in Coyoacán, with the American philosopher John Dewey as chairman. The Revolution Betrayed is accompanied by two Dewey Commission reports from Stolberg's personal library, both dated and inscribed by Stolberg. The first, The Case of Leon Trotsky, was published in 1937 and is a transcript of the Commission's 13-session deposition of Trotsky; it is inscribed, "do not remove! Benjamin Stolberg. New York – Sept 16, 1937". The second, Not Guilty, was published in 1938 and is a summary of the Commission's conclusions; it is inscribed, "Please do not remove this copy. Benjamin Stolberg. June 29. 1938". Two photographs, one of which is inscribed "Coyoacan April 1937" by Stolberg and shows Trotsky and two unidentified Commission members, are also included. A cohesive set of materials with significant and rare association history which fully illustrates Trotsky's connections with the Dewey Commission and with Benjamin Stolberg in particular.

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        The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. Being a descriptive portrayal of the history, transportation, industries and geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A.

      Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. San Francisco. 1937. - Color pictographic / pictorial map poster, image 17 1/4 x 35 1/2 on sheet 18 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches. Professionally mounted on linen. Very decorative map by Parker Edwards in deep blues, burnt umber, pink etc. The flowers of Hawaii are pictured and named in the upper border and the fish of Hawaii in the lower border. Little pictographs highlight geographical and historical details.

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        American Copyright editions of The Diary of TE Lawrence An Essay on Flecker and Crusader Castles the Letters

      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.

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        Three original lithographed posters and programs for the Pushkin centenary in 1937

      Riga, Daugavpils, and Liepaja: Puskina Komiteja, 1937. Very Good. Lithographed posters in two colors, in Latvian; 91 × 60; 94 × 60; and 99 × 66 cm. Faint horizontal and vertical fold lines. The celebration of the centenary of Alexander Pushkin's death in 1937 by the Russian diaspora would become one of the biggest symbols of its effort to uphold Russian culture and values in exile. An international phenomenon, the centenary resulted in special issues of journals and newspapers, illustrated editions of Pushkin's works and Pushkiniana, as well as a host of lectures, readings, musical and theatre performances. These three posters advertise a representative sampling of such events, organized under the auspices of the Pushkin Committees of Daugavpils, Liepaja, and Riga, the three most populous cities of Latvia. The production of such posters in Latvian and in the provinces speaks to the high degree of identification of Latvians with Russian culture and with the large émigré community in Latvia of the 1930s.

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        Sukiya Shusei. [Compendium of Sukiya Architecture]

      1937 - 20 volumes (complete). Numerous plans, architectural drawings, and photographic illustrations. Text in Japanese and English. 4to. Original decorated boards in glassine jackets and slipcases. Overall a close to fine set. Tokyo, Koyosha, Showa 10-12, i.e. 1935- Kitao Harumichi (1896-1973) was born in Osaka. His father specialized in the construction of temple buildings which clearly influenced his future path: Having studied architecture at the Tokyo Advanced Institute of Technology (Tokyo Koto Kogyo Gakko) Kitao opened his own office in Marunouchi in 1925. In the late 20s he moved to Kamakura where most of his projects were built. At a time when most architects aspired towards modernist architecture using western methods and styles, Kitao was engaged with traditional Japanese building styles and techniques. The present is his first publication giving an overview of the Sukiya style and its adaptation to modern needs. Sukiya is an elegant style of domestic architecturewhich was developed in connection with the tea ceremony. Initially it was the domain of those with power and money, but in the early 20th century it also became popular with the new prosperous middle class. Vol. 1 (The Higashiyama & Momoyama periods); 2 (The Tokugawa period - 1st Part); 3 (The Tokugawa period - 2nd Part); 4 (The Meiji & Taisho periods); 5 (A selection of Sukiya-zukuri homes from various schools); 6 (Sukiya homes for feudal lords, poets and scholars); 7 (Sukiya homes for tea masters); 8 (Gardens and lighting of Sukiya homes); 9 (Gardens in detail); 10 (Ponds); 11 (Modern Sukiya homes); 12 (Large Sukiya homes); 13 (Contemporary Sukiya homes); 14 (Other Sukiya homes between the Momoyama et the Tokugawa periods); 15 (Large Sukiya homes between the Momoyama et the Tokugawa periods); 16 (Sukiya country homes); 17 (Sukiya homes: Exteriors); 18 (Windows); 19 (Sukiya homes: Interior); 20 (Sukiya homes: Interior continued). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photoalbum with 111 original photographs of Japanese soldiers and some inhabitants in China and Machuria during the WO II, in daily life, the last 23 images are from portraits of soldiers and family and groupportraits.

      - Japan, 1937-1945. Original photographs, 111 silverprints, ca.: 11 x 16 cm, 8,5 x 14 cm, 7 x 11 cm in 4to cloth album (Loose in binding). Impressive documentation from this period. Japan Army Infantry. KEYWORDS:japan/china/manchuria/photo

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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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        Habitude de la poésie.

      Paris, 1937 - Broché, couverture imprimée en couleur, sous chemise et étui. Pièce de titre de maroquin noir sur la chemise. Ensemble bien complet des 14 plaquettes de l'Habitude de la poésie, qui réunit 14 titres, en édition originale, par Guy Levis Mano.Paul Eluard. l évidence poétique. 16 pp. Valentine Penrose. Poèmes. 24 pp. Fernand Marc. Autres chansons. 16 pp. Guy Lévis-Mano. Crânes sans loi. 16 pp. Jean Le louët. Ceci passe. 16 pp. Roger Lannes. La nuit quand même. 16 pp. Tristan Tzara. Vigies. 143 x 95 mm, 16 pp. Adrien Copperie. Solitudes. 140 x 95 mm, 16 pp. Pierre Robin. Passage vers l homme. 16 pp. Maxime Alexandre. Sujet à l amour. 140 x 96 mm, 16 pp.Maurice Blanchard. Les périls de la route. 142 x 95 mm, 16 pp. Léon Kochnitzky. Il ragiunto. 141 x 96 mm, 16 pp. Henri Michaux. La ralentie. 140 x 96 mm, 16 pp. Georges Hugnet. L Apocalypse. 16 pp.Tous ces textes sont en édition originale hormis celui de Georges Hugnet qui avait préfacé L'Apocalypse de S.W. Hayter en 1932 aux Editions Jeannne Bucher. Le texte de Paul Eluard est celui d une conférence donnée le 24 juin 1936 à l Exposition surréaliste de Londres organisée par Roland Penrose. Impression sur papier de couleurs, différent pour chacune des plaquettes.Ensemble en très bel état. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring

      1937 - Original woodblock print, Japan, 1937. Shiro Kasmatsu (1898-1992) Shuzenji Hotspring with Cherry Blossom in Spring Original woodblock print, Japan, 1937. 375 x 255mm. £1500

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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

      The Hogarth Press, London 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, MILANO 1937 - Biblioteca "Réclame" ITALIANO 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

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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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        The Road to Oxiana.

      1937 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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