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        Typed letter signed.

      Huntington, NY, 10. VIII. 1937. - Large 4to. ¾ p. With typed envelope. In German, to Manfred Hohenemser, expressing his delight that he was able to come to the U.S., thanking him for his letter, inquiring about a young physicist of the same surname and offering to recommend him, and warning that Jewish scholars cannot easily obtain a position at an American university. - Mounted to a sheet of black paper cut to size, vertical fold touching end of signature; somewhat wrinkled.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        This Year: Next Year

      Faber and Faber, London., 1937. First edition. Small quarto. Unpaginated. Covers, endpapers and numerous colour illustrations, many full-page, by Harold Jones, drawn on the stone by him at The Baynard Press. Pictorial cloth - the trade edition was issued in paper boards. Thirty-two poems. Considered something of a landmark in book illustration, according to Horne's The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, "the flat colours strike the eye as something quite new." One of 100 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. Very good indeed in good dustwrapper nicked and rubbed at the edges with a violent tear to the lower outside corner of upper panel, which is somewhat off-set by the fact the dustwrapper repeats the cover design.

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis bookseller]
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        Zuppke of Illinois

      A.L. Glaser, Chicago 1937 - First edition. Foreword by Grantland Rice. Fine in an attractive, very good price-clipped dustwrapper with several very small tape repairs. One of 1000 numbered copies. This copy Inscribed by the subject of the biography, the noted football coach: "To J.C. Lincoln from his friend Robert C. Zuppke. Jan. 11th 1938." Scarce thus. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Flames Coming Out of the Top.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1937. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. Light scattered foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the jacket with sunned spine. First edition, first impression of this novel set in the Andes. From the publisher's archive with their inkstamp to front panel of the jacket, front pastedown, and title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Shanghai Under Fire

      Shanghai, China: Post Mercury Co., 1937. First edition, 1937. Pictorial history of fighting in Shanghai in the early days of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War, when the Chinese were assisted by American Forces. Gray softcover printed in red and black, 12" tall, 15 pages of text and 38 pages of photographs, map endpapers. Covers worn with the spine reinforced with old clear tape, some fairly minor edge chipping and spotting, binding basically sound with the binding staples visible at the end of the book, pages clean with some very minor old transparent stains to the far lower right margins of some pages, printed areas not affected, name in pencil on front cover, no other markings. Photo section is captioned and is divided into sections: Hungjao Airdrome Clash, Whangpoo River Blockade, Bloody Saturday, Nanking Road Bombing, Evacuation, War Clouds Over Shanghai, With the Japanese Naval Forces in Action, Caring for Chinese Wounded, South Station Bombing, With the Chinese Army in Action, North Station Area After Shelling and Bombing, Ward Road Jail Shelling, Shell Torn Hongkew, Havoc (including many photos of the aftermath of fighting in Shanghai, arrival of American troops. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. Folio - 12" - 15" Tall.

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        Inventory of the County Archives of Minnesota

      St. Paul, Minnesota: The Minnesota Historical Records Survey. Division of Women's and Professional Projects. Works Progress Administration. 1937-1941. First. 15 volumes. Quartos. Quarter canvas and illustrated orange wrappers (unless otherwise specified). Each volume with maps. One has library markings, otherwise mostly near fine, more detailed descriptions below, including dates where noted. Presumably an incomplete run of these abstracts of records, prepared by the Division of Women's and Professional Projects (later the Division of Professional and Service Projects) of the Works Progress Administration. Each of these was issued separately.1. Redwood County. 1941. 138, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Library of Congress surplus duplicate stamp, tiny creases at the bottom corners of the first several page, very good or better.2. Benton County. 15 leaves mimeographed rectos only. A little dusty, tiny tears at the edges of a few leaves, very good.3. Chippewa County. 25 leaves mimeographed rectos only. A trifle soiled, near fine.4. Freeborn County (Albert Lea). 1937. 92 leaves mimeographed rectos only. Buff wrappers not illustrated. A little offsetting, near fine..5. Sherburne County. 25 leaves mimeographed rectos only. Slight scrape front wrap, else near fine.6. Jackson County. 1940. 25, [1]. mimeographed rectos only. About fine.7. Martin County. 1939. 19, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Near fine.8. Scott County. 1939. 12, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Buff illustrated wrappers. Fine.9. Nobles County. 1939. 17 leaves mimeographed rectos only. About fine.10. Rock County. 1940. 15, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Slight smudge about fine.11. Marshall County. 1939. 12, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Small smudge, fine.12. Stearns County. 1940. 28, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Fine.13. Dakota County. 1940. 32 leaves mimeographed rectos only. Buff illustrated wrappers. A little dusty, else fine.14. Rice County. (1940). 23, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Slightly soiled, else fine.15. Wabasha County. 26, [1] leaves mimeographed rectos only. Buff illustrated wrappers. About fine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        To Have and To Have Not

      New York: Scribner's Sons, 1937 First Edition, First Printing with the publisher's "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. A beautiful copy. This First Issue dustjacket is rich in color with slight wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation.

      [Bookseller: Terry Sparks]
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        Photographie n'est pas L'Art

      1937 - MAN RAY. La Photographie n’est pas L’Art. [Paris]: Éditions GLM, 1937. Slim octavo, 17 loose leaves in original flexible blue cloth portfolio, original black die-cut wrapper. $5800.First edition of this landmark treatise, with 12 full-page halftones of Man Ray’s distinctive photographs, "regarded by some as amongst the greatest of the 20th century" (Parr & Badger).Jean Cocteau called him "the poet of the darkroom." "It was with Man Ray’s arrival in Paris in the summer of 1921, when Dada was at its height, that photographic experimentation, temporarily leaderless after the disastrous war, took a decisive new direction" (Frizot, 442). "Man Ray’s work introduced a particular note [to Dadaism], since he used photography and recognized early on that this medium could reproduce the effects of object-based art in two-dimensional form. Photography was in a position to preserve the ordinary and to unleash surreal effects" (Icons of Photography, 26). "Although he incorporated photography into his Dadaist practice, much of his photographic activity was given over to conventional portrait and fashion commissions. This rankled with him, and ‘photography is not an art’ was a constant theme in his work. La Photographie n’est pas L’Art is one of the most enigmatic yet advanced of all his books It can be taken as a summation of his experiments in photography, and might be said to be his photographic swansong" (Parr & Badger, 108-09). With text by André Breton. See Roth, 80-81, 86-87. Interior and images fine. Only light sunning to cover through aperture in wrapper. A fine copy. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Der Deutsche Tierfreund. Unabhängige deutsche Tierschutz-Zeitschrift, begründet und geleitet von Diplomlandwirt Finus * Heft 6, 6. Jahrgang 1936 / Hefte 1-6, 7.Jahrgang 1937 / Hefte 1-6, 8. Jahrgang 1938 / Hefte 1-6, 9. Jahrgang 1939 / Hefte 1-5, 10. Jahrgang 1940

      (noch zu Nr.25313:) . . . Tierschutz der Tat! Hier hat das deutsche Herz gesprochen - Mehr Schutz der Katze!- Katzenfeindschaft - Solche Tierschindereien müssen aufhören! Der Leidensweg alter Pferde, die ein Pferdehändler aus dem Altreich nach Wien transportieren lässt. Der "Deutsche Tierfreund" greift ein - Tierquälerei aus Rache! Solche Tierschinderei gehört besonders hart bestraft (Presseberichte aus dem Reich) - Foto "Der Führer auf dem Hofe eines alten Kämpfers, der ihm stolz seine gut gepflegten Pferde vorführen. Bekanntlich hat der Führer unsere Aktion für die alten Kriegspferde größtes Verständnis entgegengebracht und für 40 alte Kriegspferde den Ehrenhafer gestiftet!- Der alte Fritz und seine Lieblingspferde, von R. Thassilo Graf von Schlieben - Zugvögel in der Todeszone, von Dr. Gustav Eberlein, mit 2 Fotos: "Bedenkliche Gegensätze! Während unsere deutsche Schuljugend für die Vögel Nistkästen bastelt und damit beiträgt, daß möglichst viele Vogelbruten gesichert werden, fangen die Buben in südlichen Ländern unseres Singvögel in Netzen, schlagen sie mit einer Patsche tot und bringen sie körbeweise in die Küchen der Feinschmecker" - Des Pferdes Rache - Keine radtretenden Hunde mehr! - Tierschutzpflichten im Kriege - Tierquäler und Prügelstrafe - Erlebtes und Erlauschtes bei Hundeunterbringungs-Kontrollen, von A. Schmiedel (Pressewart des Tierschutzvereins Gera und Umgebung)- Aus der Gemeinschaft der Tierquäler (Presseberichte) - Das Reichstierschutzgesetz in der Ostmark, mit Foto "Der Mann, dem auch die Ostmark das Tierschutzgesetz verdankt" (Adolf Hitler füttert ein Rehkitz) - Flugdienst ohne Motor, von Oberstleutnant a.D. Benary, mit Fotos "Melder mit Hund und Tauben im Traggerät / Meldehund im Einsatz" - Wie unsere Feldgrauen zum Tier stehen - "Sultan" als Rekrut. Besuch bei der Hunde-Ersatz-Staffel in Königsbrück (für militärische Zwecke nur 6 Hunderassen wehrdiensttauglich: Deutscher Boxer, Deutscher Schäferhund, Riesenschnauzer, Airdale, Dobermann, Rottweiler) - Ein Wort über Stierkämpfe - Der Richter im Dritten Reich tritt für unbedingten Tierschutz ein. Aus der Rechtsprechung des nationalsozialistischen Staates. Gegen Tierschinder wird energisch eingeschritten (Presseberichte über Strafverfahren) - Foto "Deutsche Doggen mit unkopierten Ohren" - Jahresbeute eines Vogelstellers: 506 Singvögel. Lockvögel und Schlagnetz in Duisburg-Süd - Eisenbahntransport und Tierquälerei - Eine Tiertragödie - Die 13 Gebote für Tierhalter. - Mit zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "Das nationalsozialistische Deutschland hat das betäubungslose Schlachten von Tieren verboten, weil es darin eine unerhörte Grausamkeit und Tierquälerei erblickt hat. Seine führenden Männer haben diese grausame Schlacht immer wieder als Verbrechen bezeichnet. Die deutschen Schlachthoftierärzte haben sich für ein Verbot dieser Tierschinderei ausgesprochen, die Tierschutzvereine haben unter Führung ihrer besten Köpfe für das Verbot gekämpft! Die Regierung Adolf Hitlers hat dem sofort Rechnung getragen und das betäubungslose Schlachten von Tieren verboten. Und jetzt soll dieses Verbot einfach dadurch umgangen werden, indem man die Tiere 500 m über der deutschen Grenze schächten und das Fleisch dieser gequälten Tiere nach Deutschland einführen lässt? Als ob das über der deutschen Grenze geschächtete Tier dort nicht ebensolche Qualen erleidet, als wenn es hier in Deutschland geschächtet worden wäre! . . . Hier gibt es nur eines, nämlich: Schluss damit! Und wenn das den in Deutschland lebenden Juden nicht passt, dann sollen sie den Jahwes Namen eben auswandern. Das Ansehen Deutschlands lässt es nicht zu, daß ihretwegen über der Grenze Tiere gequält werden! . . . Der "Stürmer" Nr.51 /1937 bringt in großer Aufmachung ein Bericht über die Aushebung und Verurteilung einer jüdischen Schächterbande in Nürnberg" - Erstausgabe, EA, erste Auflage in sehr guter Erhaltung Versand an Institutionen auch gegen Rechnung

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        Catalogue raisonne, 3 Bde., Bd.3, 1937-1948 (Schwitters Werkverzeichnis à EUR 170,-) [Feb 03, 2006] Karin Orchard and Isabel Schulz

      Rechnung mit MwSt - Versand aus Deutschland - Kurt Schwitters Catalogue raisonné Band 3 1937-1948/ Volume 3 1937-1948 (Gebundene Ausgabe) von Karin Orchard (Autor), Isabel Schulz (Autor) Kurt Schwitters Sprengel Museum Hannover Norddeutsche Landesbank Stadtsparkasse Hannover / Hanover

      [Bookseller: Buchservice Lars Lutzer]
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        Waarachtige physiologie van Amsterdam, en van de meest bekende van Amstels ingezetenen. Eerste jaar, stuk 1-32, Amsterdam: P.J.W. de Vos, 1844.

      "32 losse afleveringen (= 534 p.) In schuifdoos, met de oorspronkelijke omslagen. Twee daarvan beschadigd en gerestaureerd. Afl. 1 en 2 in 3e druk, afl. 3 in 2e druk. Bijgevoegd: derde deel, blad 23 en 25 en vierde deel, blad 3 Lit: H.F. Wijnman, P.J.W. de Vos en zijn “ Waarachtige physiologie van Amsterdam” , Jaarboek Amstelodanum 1937 p.235-254; Waller 1343; Scheepers II 1008; M.J.F. Killaars, ‘De physiologie van Den Haag', scriptie Nijmegen 1982 p.148-151"."Eerste complete reeks (5-2-1844 t/m 9-9-1844) van dit Lilliputter-weekblaadje: “een schendblaadje van gering allooi, dat allerlei schandalen van menschen uit verschillende standen publiceerde” . De redacteur, tevens uitgever van het blaadje, Petrus J. W. de Vos (Amsterdam 1805 - ?) was kunstschilder, romanschrijver, vertaler en uitgever. Eind 1844 werd hij veroordeeld wegens laster en in december 1844 week hij uit naar Duitsland. Van maart 1845 tot januari 1847 werd het tijdschriftje voortgezet door andere uitgevers. De Vos leverde hierin nog steeds bijdragen, maar deze waren anders van strekking: “vurige pleidooien voor lotsverbetering van Amsterdamse arbeiders”. Veel meer dan de naam heeft het blaadje niet te maken met bovengenoemde physiologieën, maar compleetheidshalve wordt het toch hier opgenomen."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat A.G. VAN DER STEUR]
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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. 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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      [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.


      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

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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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        Look To Germany

      Heinrich Hoffmann 1937 - Heinrich Hoffmann, Berlin, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Some rubbing to boards, slight chips to corners. Interior shows slight foxing to pages, however is very clean. Scarce English language edition. Important propaganda book covering the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the wider impact of the rise of National Socialism in Germany. Rarely seen book in excellent condition given age. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Manner to Dance Bace Dances.

      Printed by James Guthrie and John Freeman at The Pear Tree Press, Flansham 1937 - No. 57 of 100 copies.From the Pear Tree Press's Black Letter Series. Woodcut frontispiece and title page printed in red, woodcut in text. Printed in red and black. Pp. 17. 8vo., original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Darkening to edges of cloth otherwise a very good uncut and unopened copy. Together with: Letters on Dancing and Ballet by Noverre, translated from the 1803 edition by Cyril Beaumont and printed by him at his Press in 1930. Inscribed by Mabel Dolmetsch to John Guthrie. Mabel Johnston was Arnold Dolmetsch's third wife (Dolmetsch being the first to revive early music by rebuilding early instruments with the encouragement of William Morris). Mabel herself was a superb dancer and player of the bass viol amongst other instruments, was also very skilled in early and modern languages and translated many original treatises on early dance written in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. She published two books on early European dance which are still used by early dance teachers around the world. The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society is inspired by her contribution to the modern appreciation and understanding of early dance. The inscription of the book translated and published by Cyril Beaumont of the Beaumont Press has a superb provenance being inscribed from Mabel Dolmetsch to the editor and dancer John Guthrie, son of the printer of the book James Guthrie. The Manner to Dance Bace Dances, printed in 1521 and translated from the French by Coplande, was appended to a French Grammar housed in the Bodleian Library and is the only one on basse dances known to exist in English. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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]

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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]

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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. (

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