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        The Ancient City Keishu [Ancient Capital of Shilla Millenium: Gyeongju Zen Inscriptions]

      Mori Keizo 1937 - 27 pp., illustrations, map. In Japanese with brief English captions. some cover wear, small tears at top & bottoms of hinges, small tear at top of last page 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Masalai Press]
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        Ballets De Monte Carlo

      Marcel Roche, Nice 1937 - We offer a beautifully produced souvenir volume of the Ballets de Monte Carlo founded by Rene Blum after he and Col. W.de Basil had a disagreement. The cover is designed by Henri Matisse and the black and white photographs are by Germaine Krull plus colour plates from the original sketches of Cassandre, Derain, Dufy and Andreu. The work is staple-bound in white card covers with a flowing drawing of a dancer, by Matisse, on the front cover. It comprises 56 pages including title-page and end-page. The paper is slightly scuffed down the hinges of the spine and there is a three-and-a-half-inch diagonal crease on the bottom corner of the front cover. This crease is also apparent through two thirds of the pages in the book on the bottom corners of the pages, varying from a light to moderate crease. Otherwise this unusual item is in clean and bright condition for its age. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Canon Gate Books]
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        Waidwerk der Welt. Erinnerungswerk an die internationale Jagdausstellung Berlin 1937.

      EA ca 36x27 cm 468 Seiten mit 21 farbigen und 825 einfarbigen Abbildungen goldgeprägter Originalleinwandeinband (Vorsätze stockfleckig, erstes [Vortitel] und letztes Blatt geringfügig stockfleckig sonst guter kompletter Zustand mit allen Portraits)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Polnoe sobranie Sochinenij. (Complete works.)

      Reprint of the Academic edition 1937-1959. Complete with 19 volumes in 23 books, here only volume 1-10 in 14 books. Oktav. With several illustrations and facsimiles. Original green cloth binding. Good condition The Academic edition was printed to mark Pushkins (1799-1837) 200 anniversary.

      [Bookseller: J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        Letters from Iceland.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Poems

      [Mittagong, N.S.W.] : Frensham Press, 1937. Duodecimo, papered boards with black cloth spine and red title label (lightly rubbed, but a very good copy), 27 pp (edges with very mild foxing), the personal copy of the journalist and author Rohan Rivett (1917-1977), inscribed on the title 'Rohan Rivett from RD, Orontes Sept-Oct 1939'. The rare first book by the renowned Sydney poet Rosemary Dobson, written when she was 17 and printed in an edition of 200 copies at the Frensham Press at Frensham School, which was set up by Joan Phipson and active from 1937 - 1940. The paper used to cover the boards is printed with an original linocut by the author, signed in monogram. Rohan Rivett is best remembered for Behind Bamboo (Sydney, 1946), an account of his wartime experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war on the notorious Burma-Thailand railway, written in October-November 1945. Early in his career, in September 1939, Rohan Rivett had abandoned his studies at Oxford and returned to Australia on the Orontes. The inscription on the title page does not appear to be in Rosemary Dobson's hand, which makes it seem likely the inscription was made by Rivett himself after arriving in Australia (hence the Sept-Octdate, rather than a specific day). The initials RD may also refer to Ruth Dobson (1918-1989), Rosemary's elder sister. Ruth also attended Frensham School, and went on to a successful career as a diplomat.

      [Bookseller: Douglas Stewart Fine Books]
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        Hetman Pilip Orlik (1672-1742) Ogliad iogo poltichnnoi diialnosti.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Als türkischer Divisionskommandeur in Kleinasien und Palästina. Erlebnisse eines deutschen Stabsoffiziers während des Weltkrieges.

      

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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP

      München, Zentralverlag, 1937. 3. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 556 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Zustand - (TG14) (TG14)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        On Carolina's Gridiron 1888-1936. A History of Football at the University of North Carolina

      Seeman Printery, North Carolina, Durham, North Carolina 1937 - First edition. Quarto. 92, [1]pp. Blue cloth decorated and lettered in white. A little rubbing and slight fading at the extremities of the boards, else near fine. Copy number 241 of an unknown limitation. A history of UNC football sponsored by the Monogram Club. Very uncommon. *OCLC* locates ten copies, all in North Carolina. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Moderne Plastik: Elemente de Wirklichkeit, Masse und Auflockerung

      Zurich: Dr. H. Girsberger, 1937. Few spots of light foxing, gently worn, else close to near fine in spiral bound wrappers, plastic cover, original slipcase with printed title.. First Edition. Quarto. A look at modern sculpture and plastic art circa 1937. 109 black and white images of work by artists such as Brancusi, Calder, Degas, Duchamp, Fontana, Gabo, Giacometti, among many others. Text in German and French. Designed by Herbert Bayer. Beautiful and important catalogue.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc.]
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        Habitude de la poésie, 2

      Paris, Chez G.L.M, 1937, in-16, , cartonnage imprimé de l'éditeur, Recueil de 6 plaquettes en éditions originales, parues dans de la collection Habitude de la Poésie et mises en recueil par l'éditeur : sixième-onzième cahiers, par Tristan Tzara, Adrien Copperie, Pierre Robin, Maxime Alexandre, Maurice Blanchard et Léon Kochnitzky.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        You Can't Take it with You A Play

      Farrar & Rinehart, NY 1937 - Blue cloth stamped in gilt, dark topstain. Colophon to CP indicating first edition. Very slight rubbing to points else near fine or better. The scarce DJ in mylar is toned at spine, mildly edgeworn. Flap price of $2.00 intact. Frontis photo. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Gedichte. Typoskripte, 8 Bl. 4.

      Gedichtabschriften Hammerschlags aus dem Nachlass von Friedrich Torberg, 3 Druckbelege von Prosa aus 'Der Wiener Tag' (Alte Uhr, bleib bei uns / Vor-Frühlingserwachen / Die Feder im Postamt - 1937). Hausherr am Sonntag (Da geh i liaber z' Fuass ins Himmelreich ... A guater Mensch kriegt a a schöne Leich) / Lied der Donau (Getrenkt, aber noch nicht getrebitscht) / Der Kakteenzüchter (Die Leut von heut die san wie die Kakteen, Wann mans ausrotten könnt, ja das wäre schön!) / Mich macht der Fasching nervös! / Der Universitätspedell / Das seltsame Bilderbuch (a la Morgenstern) Das Rufzeichen - Das Kreuzchen - Der Strichpunkt - Vier Sternchen - Ein leeres Blatt / Der Gehenkte (Er huscht erschrocken in sein Grab zurück) - DIESES, der Gehenkte, abgedruckt in: Kringel Schlingel Borgia.

      [Bookseller: Georg Fritsch Antiquariat]
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        Sixième cahier de "habitude de la poésie" [Vigies]

      Paris, GLM, 1937, in-16, , cartonnage de papier caillouté à la bradel, pièce de titre en long, Envoi de Tristan Tzara à l'éditeur Louis Broder : "ce petit livre, avec un grand salut", daté du 10 avril 54. Édition originale de cette petite plaquette imprimée contenant les Vigies de Tzara : Pieds nus, Masse d'alarme, Vigie, Devant soi et Sables.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Il Deserto Tentato. Mistero in Un Atto

      G. Ricordi & C. Editori, Milano 1937 - Scarce libretto of a strange Futurist one act opera, with talking a tree (Euphobia), shrubs and airplanes among the characters, some of which are actually human --aviators, soldiers and natives -- even if they intone like actors in a Greek tragedy. This oddball propagandistic work, more an oratorio than opera, celebrates war ("sweet war"), aviation and territorial conquest -- the things that cast a spell on so many Futurists, and which were the essence of Fascism. Three copies located on OCLC of this libretto brochure, at Berkeley, Harvard, and one in Italy. (There are copies of the printed music elsewhere). The work was first performed at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1937. 8vo. 20 by 13 cm. 23 pp. Dedicated to Mussolini. Pavolini, like many adherents of the Futurist Movement, came to embrace Fascism. In his case, he had a brother who was a prominent member of the Fascist heirarchy. After the war, Pavolini found success as a screenwriter. Age toning to the leaves. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        La Galerie Historique du Palais de l'Air à l’Exposition de 1937

      Paris 1937 - A scarce, beautiful commemorative souvenir of the aviation pavilion at the 1937 Paris World Exposition and of French aviation up to that point. Oblong folio, 31.5 by 41.5 cm. 16 photographic plates (mostly photographs of artwork), each on a heavy card, and each protected by tissue guards. Scarce. OCLC has listing for this book, but notes no instituional holdings. The pavilion celebrated French inventors, aviators and manufacturers, with nary a nod to even the Wright Brothers. The historical paintings begin with the launch by the Montgolfiers of their balloon in 1783, and figures honored include Francois Ader, who managed to get a machine heavier than air off the ground in 1897, Eiffel, Henri Farman, Bleriot, Francois Garros, Pegoud, etc. And of course the war pilots from the First World War received a great amount of attention. Be that the exhibit was chauvinistic, it is undeniable that the large panels were unquestionably dramatic and striking, with not a few depicting planes flying over colonies with awed natives looking up. The final plate in the album shows a rendering of the then new airport at Le Bourget, which opened in November of that year. Another plate reproduced four photos of the French airplanes on display in the Palace. The paintings reproduced on the other plates are, it should be pointed out, all representational artworks, and not the abstractions produced by artists such as Sonia and Rober Delaunay, whose work was also on display in the pavilion. Hardcover. Pebbled cloth. (Faux leather). Screws used to bind boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        La Galerie Historique du Palais de l'Air à l'Exposition de 1937

      Paris, 1937. Hardcover. Pebbled cloth. (Faux leather). Screws used to bind boards. . Very Good. A scarce, beautiful commemorative souvenir of the aviation pavilion at the 1937 Paris World Exposition and of French aviation up to that point. Oblong folio, 31.5 by 41.5 cm. 16 photographic plates (mostly photographs of artwork), each on a heavy card, and each protected by tissue guards. Scarce. OCLC has listing for this book, but notes no instituional holdings. The pavilion celebrated French inventors, aviators and manufacturers, with nary a nod to even the Wright Brothers. The historical paintings begin with the launch by the Montgolfiers of their balloon in 1783, and figures honored include Francois Ader, who managed to get a machine heavier than air off the ground in 1897, Eiffel, Henri Farman, Bleriot, Francois Garros, Pegoud, etc. And of course the war pilots from the First World War received a great amount of attention. Be that the exhibit was chauvinistic, it is undeniable that the large panels were unquestionably dramatic and striking, with not a few depicting planes flying over colonies with awed natives looking up. The final plate in the album shows a rendering of the then new airport at Le Bourget, which opened in November of that year. Another plate reproduced four photos of the French airplanes on display in the Palace. The paintings reproduced on the other plates are, it should be pointed out, all representational artworks, and not the abstractions produced by artists such as Sonia and Rober Delaunay, whose work was also on display in the pavilion.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Metamorphosis

      The Parton Press 1937 - First English language edition, first printing. Publisher's charcoal-colored paper covered boards over blue cloth spine, blue printed title label. Very Good. Rubbing and light wear at corners and spine ends, several small stains to covers, previous owner name and date to front free end paper, small vintage bookseller ticket to rear paste down and pages toned. A lovely copy of Kafka's masterpiece, in the first English edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        L'Incoronazione di Poppea [no title issued with this facsimile] (Facsimile of manuscript It.Cl.4.N.439 della Biblioteca Nazionale di S. Marco in Venezia)

      (Milano): (Fratelli Bocca). Very Good+. 1937. Facsimile. Hardcover. 108 ff. & colophon pages; An oblong quarto volume bound in full brown morocco leather, elaborate decorative tooling around the edges of the covers and all over flat spine, lightly and irregularly gilt, in imitation of the mid-17th century original, edges of the leaves gilt and gauffered. This is a rare and special facsimile -- one of five copies printed in 1937 -- of one of the two known early musical scores of one of the most important operas -- Claudio Monteverdi's masterpiece: L'incoronazione di Poppea. There are still unknown features about this landmark opera's history and Monteverdi's intentions for its performance. "L'incoronazione di Poppea" was first performed at the Teatro Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, as part of the 1642–43 carnival season; and while we know the opening date of the carnival, the date of the first performance of "Poppea" is not known. Remarkably, there is documentary proof of an early revival of L'incoronazione, in Naples in 1651. The survival of any work from this period years after a first production (and after Monteverdi's death in 1643) is most unusual. This manuscript score was rediscovered in Venice in 1888, and performances throughout Europe slowly multiplied from that point forward. This manuscript score entered the Biblioteca Nazionale di S. Marco in Venezia (shelf mark Cl.4 - N.439) -- as part of the large and important collection of books and manuscripts donated as the legacy of Girolamo Contarini (1770-1843). Most likely, it had been one of the 120 musical codices which once belonged to the Attorney Marco Contarini (1632 - 1689), a passionate lover of music. The 1888 "rediscovery" refers to the date of publication of scholar Taddeo Wiel's 'I codici musicali contariniani del secolo XVII della R. Biblioteca di San Marco in Venezia illustrati da dr Taddeo Wiel." [Venezia: Fratelli Visentini, 1888.] To say that this facsimile is made with care is a significant understatement. There are 108 leaves, with the score on staves appearing on both versos and rectos of the leaves. The first - "Prologo" is trimmed at the bottom (like the original); the verso of the leave marked "108" is blank. There is only one printed page in this volume -- the colophon at the end, which states that the production was finished on 20 December 1937 by the Casa Editrice Fratelli Bocca, Milano. The edition consisted of 300 numbered copies, with the specific note that copies numbered 1-5 were specially bound - ( "La tiratura e` di soli 300 esemplari numerati da 1 a 300. Gli esemplari da 1 a 5 sono presentati in elegantissime artistiche legature"). Indeed, this copy is press-numbered "5." (The remaining 295 copies were issued by Fratelli Bocca in marbled boards and dated 1938, with a 16 pp. "Introduzione di Giacomo Benvenuti.") This specially bound copy, one of only five, remains as it was issued -- with neither title page nor the introductory text. See OCLC Number: 638299219 [the regular 295 copies are represented by OCLC Number: 4231806]. Yale's Beinecke Music Library has another of the special copies, [Esemplare N. 2. Binding stamped: Ernest Newman. From the Albi Rosenthal Collection of Monteverdi and the birth of opera. Yale also has copy n. 21 of the "regular" issue]. The "other" manuscript score, usually called the "Naples" manuscript, was discovered in 1930, and is preserved in the Conservatorio di Musica S. Pietro a Majella -- MS Rari 6.4.1). The long-lived composer Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, 'L'Orfeo' -- but most modern critics would agree that L'incoronazione di Poppea was the culmination of Monteverdi's achievement, a benchmark in the transition between Renaissance style in music and the Baroque. "Poppea" is based on historic figures, rather than mythological characters. It combines scenes of tragedy, comedy and romance; and it concentrates on its main characters, with a less prominent role for the chorus -- all firsts for opera. And while it has been the subject of almost continual study and speculation by musicologists since this early manuscript score was rediscovered in 1888, L'incoronazione di Poppea is not just a an important benchmark in the history of opera, but has re-entered the repetoire as a living, breathing work of art. .

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        A History of the State of Washington, Volumes 1 & 2 (Printer's Proof, bound in Leather, with Handwritten Corrections. Inscribed By Pollard)

      Seattle, Washington: The American Historical Society, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Seattle, Washington: The American Historical Society, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. The American Historical Society. Two volumes, quartos, gilt blocked 1/4 leather over pebbled cloth, 546 + 449 single-sided pages. Inscribed by Pollard to Post Master Svanta Lofgren: "For Svanta Lofgren in hopes that the pleasure he gets out of this will leave me a little less in his debt - Lancaster Pollard." Printed on single-sided pages these 2 volumes are, presumably, the printer's proofs to the First Edition of Pollards influential History of the State of Washington. Pencil annotations or corrections throughout (mostly listing page numbers, though some text corrections). Historic. (wa.st).

      [Bookseller: Anderson Butler Rare Books]
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        Papers.

      

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Clipperfregatschip met hulpstoomvermogen "Utrecht", kapitein A. Hoogenstraten.London, William Foster, 1869. Double-tinted lithograph, finished in colour (ca. 48 x 66.5 cm) in a passepartout and framed (ca. 67.5 x 88.5 cm).

      Archibald, Dictionary of sea painters of Europe and America, p. 149; Holdsworth, Mail and passenger steamships of the nineteenth century, pp. 288-289; The Lloyd mail VII (1937), p. 509; Maritiemdigitaal (1 copy). Rare portrait of the ship Utrecht , a full-rigged clipper with auxiliary power and screw propellers, built in 1868 for the firm of Van Zeylen & Decker in Rotterdam and capable of carrying 2009 tons. During the subsequent years, the ship made several voyages between Rotterdam and Batavia (Jakarta) and Semarang, carrying passengers and goods. Although the ship was equipped with an auxiliary steam engine, this system proved a failure and was removed in 1870-1871. After being sold to the firm of Voorhoeve & Jelier in Rotterdam, the ship sailed between Rotterdam, The United Kingdom, Ireland, the Dutch East Indies and San Francisco. The ship was sold in 1888 to the firm of C.M. Matzen in Hamburg and afterwards possibly to a firm in Norway.The British lithographer Thomas Goldsworth Dutton was "not only the finest 19th century lithographer of shipping scenes and ship portraits but happily the most prolific" (Archibald). During his career he produced numerous portraits of ships, including mercantile vessels of international companies, a large number of war ships of the Royal Navy and several yachts, as well as naval actions during the Crimean War.In fine condition, with only a few spots.

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        Das Deutsche Heer - Friedensuniformen bei Ausbruch des Weltkrieges

      Textband 1. Teil: Generale. Generalstab und Kriegsministerium. Infanterie. Jäger und Schützen. Kavallerie. Textband 2. Teil: Artillerie. Ingenieur- und Pionierkorps. Verkehrstruppen usw. Sanitätspersonal usw. Kadetten usw. Leibgarden usw. Offiziere ausser Regimentsverband. Beamte. Marineinfanterie und Schutztruppen. Tafeln 1. Band: Generale. Generalstab und Kriegsministerium. Infanterie. Jäger und Schützen. Tafel 1 - 64.Tafeln 2. Band: Kavallerie. Tafel 65 - 122.Hamburg, Verlag v. Diepenbroick-Grüter & Schulz, 1937/1942/, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleinen- und Halbleineneinband, Zustand 2-3 (T1488A) (T1488A)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        O solitude! O fontaines! Avec un dessin de Pablo Picasso.

      Paris, G.L.M. 1937 - 19x14, 5 cm. 40 p. n. ch. Broché. 1/25 exemplaires numérotés sur Hollande. - Bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Ghosts.

      

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        Useful Plants and Drugs of Iran and Iraq

      Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago 1937 - A clean, well-preserved copy of this uncommon Field Museum study of the plants and drugs of Iran and Iraq. 1937 1st (and almost certainly only) edition. Crisp and VG+ in its original beige wrappers. Museum bookplates at the front pastedown and copyright page, tiny former owner stamp at the title page and one more at the blank verso of the Preface. Octavo, 241 pgs. Vol. IX, Number 3 in Field Museum of Natural History's Botanical Series. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Thieves' Picnic

      Hodder & Stoughton 1937 - Thieves' Picnic, Leslie Charteris, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1937 A first edition copy of Thieves' Picnic with dust jacket in very good condition. Charteris created the famous crime fighter, "The Saint " character" who proved to be a best seller for him. This first edition mystery novel was published by the American, The Crime Club, in the same year. The successful book was reprinted with different titles of  The Saint at the Thieves' Picnic. The book is mildly discoloured with a faded and darkened spine. Bright blue end papers toned in places. The contents are clean and the bindings are tight. Dust jacket is price clipped with fading on the spine. There are some marks and rubbing on the cover. Some wear to the edges with tiny tears. 8vo 316 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Whimsy Imp Goes 'Round the World Under the Southern Cross.

      From New York, through the South Seas and around Africa. January 19 to May 13, 1937. 27,335 miles on the Stella Polaris. 3,206 miles on the Conte di Savoia. Self-published : n.d. [c 1940]. A presentation copy inscribed by the authors on the title. Quarto, green wrappers (torn lower edge, paste-down title label removed), 148 pp, printed on one side only in typescript form. A memoir of an American couple's voyage around the world on a steamship, written in conversational style. Contains commentary on island Polynesia, New Guinea and islands in the Indonesian archipelago, with observations about traditional culture as well as current affairs and politics.

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        Of Mice and Men

      Covici Friede, New York 1937 - FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with all first issue points accounted for, as follows: contains the bullet (or dot) between the 8's on page 88 which was removed in all later printings. With nine words to bottom of page 9 including the word "pendula". Lines 20 & 21 read "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula". These nine words were removed in later printings & the entire page reset. The second state has "loosely" instead of "pendula" on page 9. Top edge of book block is stained blue, as issued. Later issues were unstained. This copy printed by J.J. Little & Ives Co. Later issues (& all book club copies) were printed by Haddon Craftsmen. Finally, the first issue (as in this copy) does not list St. Katy the Virgin in the titles "Also by John Steinbeck" opposite title page. Apparently an oversight, as St. Katy was previously released by Covici Friede in 1936. The title was added to the list in the second printing. Bound in original tan cloth, titles & design to spine & front board in orange & black. This copy of the actual book with ALL FIRST ISSUE POINTS. The dustjacket is a curiosity: Firstly, it should have original price ($2.00) printed on inner front flap (no price on this copy), plus shallow beveled corners on all flaps as published (which this copy has). This copy of the dustjacket has a curious misprint: in the last line of the second paragraph on the rear inside flap the word "is" is misprinted as "it". The full sentence reads: "She holds an uncanny fascination for these men, a fascination against which Lennie's simple mind it not able to set up adequate controls". Apparently the contemporary (also 1937) book club edition of the dustjacket contained the misprinted "it". NOTE: All things considered, this copy appears be a first edition of the book married at some point with a nice copy of the 1937 book club dustjacket. Firsts Magazine (February 2003, Vol.13, No.2) spells it all out in an in-depth 6-page feature article regarding complexities of the various issue points (see for full details), however there still appears to be some (justified) confusion among many dealers & collectors. From Firsts Magazine (in part): "The problems with first issue copies begin with price-clipped jackets. The large majority of jackets have shallow, beveled corners, which collectors sometimes confuse for price-clipping. At first glance, a clipped book club jacket looks very much like a first edition jacket. In fact, some collectors say you can't tell the difference. Many book club jackets can easily be distinguished by a misspelling on the rear flap. At some point 'it' replaced the correct 'is'. In a perfect world that might be the end of the matter. But not all book club edition jackets have the misprint. Some book club jackets have a blurry 's', indicating that the type was damaged or deteriorating, & the error crept in during an attempt to solve the problem. But not all book clubs have the blurry 's', & genuine jackets also have a slightly irregular 's'. Some dealers point out that the book club jackets have deeper colors - particularly a darker blue. But, here again, the book club jackets are not consistently more colorful" [the article continues at length]. Covici Friede published Of Mice & Men on 25 February, 1937. By way of illustrating this volume's scarcity, 2500 copies of the first issue were printed, versus 50,000 for The Grapes of Wrath, & 78,000 for Cannery Row. Overall condition is NF/VG. The book is slightly cocked, small light stain to top corner of spine, mild marginal toning, original blue staining to top edge faded, otherwise a nice clean tight solid hardcover copy. The dustjacket is lightly rubbed, small closed tears to upper edge of rear panel, slight wear to spine ends & extremities, mild toning, otherwise a bright clean & complete jacket. The dustjacket is now protected in a removable clear Bro-dart cover. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE in a scarce misprinted book club dustjacket in nice condition. RARE. Size: 19 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Postkarte mit U.

      Mödling, 16. IX. 1937. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse. An Kapellmeister Rudolf Weirich: "[.] ich bin sehr froh, daß Sie die Frage der 'Sonntags'-Aufteilung bereits ins Rollen gebracht haben. Ich wollte schon anfangen u. hätte natürlich auch den Vorschlag gemacht, einfach mit irgend einer Ordnung (oder der vom vorigen Jahr) neu zu beginnen. Ich bin also durchaus mit dem gemachten Vorschlag einverstanden u. nehme die damit gegebene Reihenfolge - falls nicht noch andere Nachricht kommen sollte - zur Kenntnis. Also steigen wir wieder in die Sache hinein. Die lange Reise hat gut gethan. Ich hoffe, daß auch Sie zum vollen Genuß dieses Aufatmens gekommen sind u. mit den Ihren einen schönen Sommer verbracht haben [.]". - Webern war seit 1930 Lektor und Fachberater beim österreichischen Rundfunk.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Jacques Offenbach und das Paris seiner Zeit.

      8, Fronti., 480 S., m. 30 s/w Abb., OLwd., Deckel beschienen, etwas angeschmutzt, Mit Widmung auf Vorsatz, min. gebrauchsspurig, gutes Exemplar EA. Eine Gesellschaftsbiographie. Mit ausführlicher Widmung Kracauers auf Vorsatz an Hety und Egidius Streiff, Paris, im April 1937. - Siegfried Kracauer (1889- 1966 in New York), deutscher Journalist, Soziologe, Filmtheoretiker und Geschichtsphilosoph. Kracauer ist Autor der ersten empirisch-soziologischen Studie in Deutschland (Die Angestellten) und gilt als einer der Begründer der Filmsoziologie.

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        [MAKE A PARK FOR CHILDREN YOURSELF] Detskie sady i parki: Prakticheskie materialy po oborudovaniu, oformleniyu i organizatsii dosuga v detskikh parkakh, sadakh, skverakh i na ploshchadkakh [i.e. Children's Gardens and Parks: Practical Materials on Equipment, Decoration and Organization of Children's Leisure Time in Parks, Gardens, and Playgrounds]

      [Moscow]: izd. i f-ka iunosheskoi knigi izd-va «Molodaia gvardia», 1937. 114, [6] pp.: ill. 27x17 cm. In original illustrated cloth binding with blind and faded gilt lettering. Near fine, some light rubbing, a couple of pencil underlinings. First and only edition. One of 10000 copies. Rare. This a remarkable book about creation of children's parks intended for organizers and workers of such parks, playgrounds, 'organizers of children in squares and boulevards', etc. Most of attractions and constructions from the book can be build in the city and village, even in pioneer summer camp. The edition is richly illustrated with drawings and plans for visibility providing us with an amazing material to study. The book consists of several chapters: Planning of children's park, Equipment of the park, Attractions, Decoration, Sports, entertainment and games. At once the author says «All sorts of planning and standard projects of children's parks will only be harmful. On the site it is always clearer what can be more interesting for children, what and where to build...» (which sounds unusual for 1937 in Soviet Union where everything should be planned and according to the rules of the mighty). The idealism of this book («At every step in the park kids should meet wonderful surprises») echoes the idealism of the era. People were still very enthusiastic about building communism, for example the Stakhanovite movement just appeared in 1935. Soviet people were eager to build and organize themselves and their children. Besides lacking entertainment in the past people used to invent things. This book continue the tradition. First thing to build in a park is a stadium for sports which can include anything - football field, solarium, tennis and volleyball courts, crocket field, etc. A pool should be build if there is no natural water reservoir. The second place in author's hierarchy take attractions which are better to install in one place in a shape of horseshoe. Next step is building areas for quiet games and reading. Laboratories, shooting galleries, theatre, preschool playgrounds are also described in the planning section along with service blocks (canteen, buffet, first-aid post, restrooms, etc.). Chapter 'Equipment' provides plans and algorithm of building sporting grounds including track, skating ring, basketball court, bowling alley; among attractions to build are pole for walking by plumb, swings, 'steep slide', 'flamethrower', 'spiralball' and other unusual and easy-tobuild entertaining activities. On designing park's decoration the author again declares that standard project of decoration is unnecessary because there are many of ways to do it and one can invent whatever they like. He gives examples on how to do it with illustrations of slightly bizarre objects like an alcove in a shape of big scissors, or green sculpture of a dragon, or geographical flowerbed. This was supposed to give inspiration and ideas. Probably the most interesting and valuable part of this book is description of games: Chinese billiards 'biksi', pushball, 'belki' [i.e. squirrels] - national game of the north regions, pioneerball and many others. Amazing how this book includes all kinds of drawings and designs for constructing next to very attractive drawings which are actually part of the book design. There are also a few photographs, including a rare shot of Archimedes Club in Gorky park. No copies at the Worldcat.

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        BACKGROUND TO DANGER

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First U.S. edition. A little offsetting to end papers, a nearly fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with rubbing to corner tips and spine ends. A bright attractive copy.. Octavo, cloth. Espionage thriller involving military secrets, Soviet agents, German agents and Rumanian oil. Filmed in 1943, directed by Raoul Walsh with George Raft, Sidney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre and Turhan Bey from a script by W.R. Burnett.

      [Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILA]
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        Autograph letter signed ("Freud").

      Vienna, 10. IX. 1937. - Folio. 2 pp. Addenda. To Dr R. L. Worrall, in German, thanking him for his interesting letter, from which he has learned much, and answering some of the points raised: "I know that my comments on Marxism are no evidence either of a thorough knowledge or a correct understanding of the writings of Marx and Engels. I have learnt since - very much to my satisfaction - that both in no way denied the influence of ideas and superego-structures. That invalidates the main contrast between Marxism and psycho-analysis which I had believed to exist. As to the 'dialectic', I am no clearer, even after your letter./ For the evidence of the hypothesis of the human primal horde I must refer you to my sources, Darwin and Atkinson. I have no other arguments than theirs. Naturally I accepted from psycho-analytical experience and what it would have led one to expect"; adding that "I do not quite grasp the bearing of your question about the nature of Id. As far as I understand it I should answer in the affirmative" (translation by Ernest Jones). - Worrall had written to Freud querying his statement in New Introductory Lectures that Marxism attributes social change solely to economic forces, whereas he believed Marx and Engels took full account of social history and psychological factors; he also raised the subject of Hegel's Absolute Ideal, and enquired whether Freud's concept of an 'old man of the tribe' relationship in prehistory, as giving rise to the Oedipus Complex, derived from Atkinson's interpretation of Darwin - and specifically if the mental qualities characteristic of the Id are of prehuman rather than of human origin (see the copy of Worrall's letter to Ernest Jones, included along with Jones's translation; also included is correspondence between Worrall and K. R. Eissler of the Sigmund Freud Archives, New York). When he wrote this letter, Freud was already suffering from the cancer that was to kill him: he tells Worrall that his letter "deserve[s] a comprehensive answer" but explains that "to do that by hand would be too great an effort for my eighty-one years" and that "a personal discussion would be a pleasure for me". Six months later, Austria was absorbed into the German Reich, and three months after that Freud escaped to England, where he was to die in September 1939. - On headed paper ("Prof. Dr. Freud"); smudge to ink, tape-stains at edges especially overleaf, weak at fold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        O solitude ! O fontaines ! Avec un dessin de Pablo Picasso

      Paris, G.L.M, 1937, in-12, non paginé, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, Édition originale. Un des 250 exemplaires sur Vélin numérotés, celui-ci n° 86. Reproduction d'un dessin de Picasso en frontispice.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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