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         Mangeclous

      - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 14,5x21cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 60 copie numerate sul filo puro solo grandi giornali. Nizza copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 60 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, seuls grands papiers. Agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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         ANTISEMITISME ] LA CLÈ DU MYSTERE - 1938

      - Paris . Office de Propagande Nationale . Sans date . [ 1938 ] .Un volume in-12 broché de 179 pages . Rousseurs sur la couverture & premieres pages . Publié primitivement en 1937 au CANADA par Adrien ARCANT , en seulement 32 pages , cet ouvrage a été largement développé en France par BOISJOSLIN et COSTON principalement . Louis Ferdinand CELINE a repris des éléments de cet ouvrage pour écrire son principal texte antisémite " BAGATELLES POUR UN MASSACRE " . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Max and the White Phagocytes.

      Paris: The Obelisk Press, 1938 - Octavo. Original tan wood patterned wrappers printed in green, titles printed in black to spine and front cover, edges untrimmed. Light browning to spine and head of rear cover, slight creasing to extremities, notably at spine ends, faint browning to edges onto margins; a very good, bright copy. First edition, first impression, of the second work in Miller's Villa Seurat series. This collection of 12 essays and short stories includes six previously unpublished works. Miller lived in an apartment at 18 Villa Seurat during his time in Paris between 1930 and 1939, funded by fellow author Anaïs Nin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Bibliographie zur Geschichte der Jugendfrage. Band I: 1750-1848 (alles erschienene)

      Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, Hamburg, 1938. X/267 S., Ln. (Vorsatz etwas stockfl.)

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         ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      Jena 21.VI.1938. 3 Seiten kl.-4. Mit Umschlag. Dabei 4 Mikroskop-Photographien. - Beiliegend ein Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift, Jena 16. XII. 1964. Hans Boegehold (1876-1965), Mathematiker und Optiker, Leiter des Rechenbüros der Carl-Zeiss-Werke. - An Erwin Lihotzky (1887-1941), Ingenieur und Optiker bei den Leitz-Werken in Wetzlar, der gegen eine Patentanmeldung für den von Boegehold konstruierten ersten Planachromaten protestiert hatte, denn dadurch würde seine fortgeschrittene eigenständige Entwicklung von Mikroskop-Objektiven mit geebnetem Feld behindert."... Eine Patentanmeldung ist erfolgt. Ich bin auch selbst dafür gewesen. Wir haben ja doch nicht nur mit dem Wettbewerb der Firma Leitz zu tun, sondern auch mit den andern, namentlich ausländischen Konkurrenten und haben einige Veranlassung zu vermuten, daß diese versuchen werden, unsere Ausführung nachzumachen. Die Patentanmeldung hat übrigens auch für die Allgemeinheit den Vortheil, daß ein Beispiel gegeben werden muß, wodurch eine brauchbare Darstellung des Prinzips erkannt und ein Urteil ermöglicht wird.Die Firma Leitz wird, wenn sie auf anderem Wege zu ebenso guten Ergebnissen gelangt, durch ein Zeissisches Patent nicht geschädigt, ich sehe also die Notwendigkeit eines Patentstreits gar nicht ein. Ein etwaiger Kampf braucht nicht so geführt zu werden, daß man den andern Teil herunterreißt. Mir scheint aus unseren Aufnahmen der von uns erreichte Fortschritt doch zweifellos hervorzugehen. Daß auf anderem Wege Ähnliches erreicht werden kann, habe ich nie bestritten und kann Sie daher persönlich zu Ihrem Erfolge beglückwünschen. Mir werden Sie es, denke ich, nicht verübeln, wenn ich eine gewisse Genugtuung empfinde, daß die Firma Zeiss und ich immerhin zu recht gekommen sind ..." - Im Folgenden über die Schwierigkeit, "den Begriff des 'scharfen Sehfelds' einwandfrei zu definieren".Der beiliegende Brief von 1964 ist gerichtet an Hein Carl Claussen, Lihotzkys Nachfolger bei Leitz, dem er für einen Aufsatz "über die weite Benutzung dieses vor 30 Jahren von mir angeregten und weiter bearbeiteten Gegenstandes" dankt. "... Mit 88 Jahren kann man natürlich nur noch passiv an Fortschritten teilnehmen, seit einigen Jahren beschäftige ich mich so zuweilen noch mit geschichtlichen und Gedächtnisaufsätzen ..."("1938 machte H.Boegehold in Jena den Vorschlag, zur Ebnung der Bilder im Mikroskop in den Mikroskop-Objektiven dicke Menisken mit der Form einer Negativlinse aber mit sammelnder Wirkung zu verwenden ...Auf der Grundlage der Arbeit von Boegehold haben wir nach einer durch den Krieg bedingten Pause seit 1945 an der Berechnung und Fertigung von Mikroskopobjektiven mit geebnetem Bildfeld gearbeitet." Hein C. Claussen, Appl. Optics, Vol. 3. pp. 993-1003.)

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         Arms and the Covenant

      First edition. 8vo., original blue cloth. London, George G. Harrap & Co.

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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         (Hitler's) Mein Kampf (My Struggle) - His Official Political Testament

      Hurst & Blackett, Ltd. 285 pages. Index. Black and white photo frontis portrait of Hitler. "What will Hitler do next? His past and future plans revealed in this book." - from dust jacket. "The whole of the political Hitler is in these brutally candid pages." - The Evening Standard. Prior owner's details, dated 1938, upon front free endpaper. Foxing to edges and minimally to contents. Binding sound. Gilt lettering upon moderately-worn rust brown publisher's cloth. Above-average wear and soiling to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A worthy vintage copy.

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         [Photo Album]: Pennsylvania Woman

      Pennsylvania, New York, 1938. Near Fine. Oblong quarto measuring 10.5" x 12.5". Screw bound brown leather over stiff paper board with gilt decorations. Contains 352 sepia-toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 2" x 2.75" and 5" x 7" with captions. Near fine photo album with near fine photographs.A photo album kept by a young Pennsylvania woman beginning in 1938 and continuing through 1949. The album begins with trips the family took in Pennsylvania in 1938 including one to Camp Adahi, Hopewell Park, and later the "Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania," Pine Creek Gorge. This is followed by a school picnic for the woman's middle school choir class with photos of people playing games at an outdoor picnic site. She also photographed her friends and family at the New Jersey seaside with images of girls in the ocean and crowds on the beach in Atlantic City. Her family visited Niagara Falls in 1939 photographing the Canadian side, rapids, and the American falls. Her 8th grade class took a trip around Buck's County, Pennsylvania and went to the Friends Meeting House, the Reading Airport, and Daniel Boone's homestead. Another trip in 1940 took them to Lancaster and Hersey and she also graduated from 8th grade later that year. In 1940 they went to the New York World's Fair which went on simultaneously with the San Francisco World's Fair. The New York showcase was the first to base itself "in the future" and used the slogan "Dawn of a New Day" and was also the site of the first science fiction convention. The album shows the crowds, parachute jumpers, the Perisphere. While in high school she was a part of the May Day court, participating in community day, and enjoyed leisure time with girlfriends. They went to Maryland and Washington, D.C. and went back to the New Jersey beaches and Camp Adahi almost every summer. Photos from June of 1943 show a woman in a WAC uniform and a girl graduating. There are photos from Christmas parties, Thanksgiving, and posing with the family dog. She participated in the celebration of "Decoration Day" in their town where she was in the color guard. Her prints from 1948 include a caption on each with the month, year, and "Reading's Bicentennial Year" on the edge of the photo. This includes the parade in honor of the 175th anniversary of Reading's fire department. The final pages show a beach trip to Atlantic City in August of 1949.An interesting look at a decade in a young woman's life through her school years and World War II.

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         Alesso Baldovinetti: A Critical and Historical Study

      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938. Hardcover. VG, slightest curves to the covers, perhaps it was titled on a shelf for a very long time. Red cloth covers with gilt title on cover and lengthwise along spine. vi, 253 pp. 162 bw plates. Kennedy spends much effort prying the reputation of Baldovinetti loose from the bonds of Berenson and Vasari, whom had shackled him to the murky depths of style and skill. Besides this, the reviewer from 1938 noted that the equally great purpoose of this book is to shed new light of the whole sphere of early Renaissance art, with mention of many other artists and how they contributed to the whole. Extremely scarce. The book received rave reviews from Elizabeth Wilder in her review, published in the 1939 Art Bulletin.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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         The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins, 1938. 1st Edition . Very Good/Good. 5.75 x 8 inches (14.5 x 20.5 cm). Dust jacket: Original unclipped jacket priced at 8s.6d to front flap. Loss to foot and head of spine, slight loss to edges of rear cover. A couple of short tears todges. Spine slightly darkened. No repairs or restoration. Preserved in a removable jacket protector. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: First impression. First book in The Once and Future King Series. Black cloth binding, slight fading to spine, corresponding to sections of loss on jacket. Light foxing and a couple of small marks to page edges. Scattered light foxing to pages (mostly to margins), text is otherwise very clean throughout. Good solid binding. Overall book condition is Very Good. International postage will be less than the stated rate. Actual costs are Europe £11.35; Oceania £15.55; Rest of World £14.90. A postage refund will be made after the order has been placed. Hardback. Printed pages: 339

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         "...And Nothing Long".

      London, Constable & Co., 1938. 8vo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, not price-clipped dust-wrapper, pp.vii, 327, fold-out map of the Transcaucasian Republic at the end; a fine copy; provenance: Duff Cooper's engraved bookplate, designed by Rex Whistler inside front cover, circular printed label 'Presented to the Library of the British Embassy Paris' stuck over upper margin of bookplate. First edition, in the rarely seen dust-wrapper, marked as second printing. More than just what the Daily Telegraph wrote, ' ... makes your flesh creep ... A fine story of a heroic muddle' (front flap of wrapper), this rare book contains the extraordinary narrative of Macdonell's long sojourn in Baku and the Caucasus as a trader, spy, and adventurer, who had been in charge of the Transcaucasian section in the Foreign Office. He reports on the Revolution, counter-Rrevolution, Armenia, geopolitical wranglings between Turkey, Russia and the Caucasian peoples. This first-hand-report is written with a sense of humour and humanity. The events in Azeberbaijan at the beginning of the 20th century made MacDonell, actually head of the Scottish Clan Donald, a pacifist, and very good travel writer. Provenance: Duff Cooper (1890-1954) was a British writer, bon-vivant, diplomat and, when he accquired this book, First Lord of the Admiralty. He resigned after the Munich agreement, because he would not support Neville Chamberlain's appeasement policy.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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         Joseph in Egypt

      Knopf, USA 1938 - Two volumes in the original slipcase. First and second printings before publication stated on the copyright page - so presumably this is a third printing ( ? ). Original black cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Sold by the St Joseph's Seminary's Archbishop Corrigann memorial library in Yonkers, New York. These books have a library stamp on the copyright page of volume one and at the rear of both volumes. There are address stamps on the endpapers of both volumes and pockets attached to the rear pastedowns of each book. Now, here's the thing. neither of these books were ever taken out of the library. As a result, both books are in very close to fine condition. No fading, foxing, bumping, spotting. Tight binding, clean pages, clean closed page edges. There is a trace of gentle bruising to the spine ends. The lettering on the spine is bright and bold. There is a smalll discreet previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. Volume One has been FLAT SIGNED by Thomas Mann to the the ffep. Well preserved, sharp copies. The Slipcase : The slipcase is complete and intact. It is slightly soiled and gently toned at the edges. The edges and corners are - inevitably - rubbed and scuffed. Looks solid enough. Please note that this is a heavy item and postage will be a little more than that quoted by ABE.Paypal accepted. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Die NS Musterbetriebe 1937-38

      Gauverlag Bayerische Ostmark Bayreuth 1938 - Third reich 3-D stereo view album pictures of the NS model enterprises 1937-38. The book is band 2 of the first edition, printed in 10000 copies only. It has 120 out of the total 156 pictures. The photographs are made by Heinrich Hoffmann. Selection as a Model Nazi Enterprise was the highest honor any corporation could achieve in Nazi Germany. This book is a rare insight into the selection of the 1937 / 38 Nationalsozialistischer Musterbetrieb companies. The text explains the process by which the companies were selected (always including modern sanitary, well-lit and comfortable working conditions, child care, sports facilities, dining facilities, well-organized KdF trips for employees, etc.), biographical material on the companies that were selected, etc., etc. Published by Gauverlag Bayerische Ostmark in Bayreuth in 1938 in cooperation with Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein. Hardcover. 192 pages. German language. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oriental Antiquities Exhibition = To?y? Kobijutsu Tenrankai (November 9-10, 1938, 8th Floor of the Great Hall, Tokyo, Nihonbashi Takashimaya)]

      Nihonbashi Takashimaya 1938 - 72 pp. (55 pages of photographic plates + 12 pages of text). In Japanese. cover is soiled, front cover corner is creased, 2 small tears at top of front cover, lower corner of 1st 2 pages is creased 0.0 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Out of the Silent Planet.

      John Lane The Bodley Head 1938 - FIRST EDITION, pp. xi, 264, [4, ads], crown 8vo, original burgundy cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt with lean to spine, edges a little rubbed, top edge burgundy, posthumous library label of J.B. Priestley to front pastedown, good . The first of Lewis's Space Trilogy, and the copy of fellow science fiction author J.B. Priestley - a nice association.

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         A large vintage portrait photograph of Australian-born composer Percy Grainger, signed by him with a warm inscription and musical sentiment to American composer and electronic music pioneer Raymond Scott (born Harry Warnow, 1908-1994)

      The inscription reads in full: 'To dear Harry, in warm admiration of his true genius, thanking him for his glorious first performance of "The Lost Lady", & in happy memory of one of the few electric concerts of my life (June 2). His friend, Percy, June 1938'. The musical sentiment that follows comprises the first three bars of 'The Lost Lady Found', the sixth movement of Grainger's 'Lincolnshire Posy', a collection of folk songs arranged for concert band. Percy Grainger (1882-1961) is well-known for his work in collecting folk music and experimentation with early electronic instruments; the inscription is singularly apposite. The gelatin silver photograph (an impressive 330 x 250 mm) is signed and dated by the photographer Frederick Morse ('Morse 1937', written in ink on the bottom right-hand corner of the image). 'After World War 1, Frederick Morse, a young professional photographer, built a house next door to Percy and Rose Grainger in White Plains, New York. He produced many of Grainger's promotional photographs during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s as well as informally documenting the Grainger household and Percy's eclectic pursuits. Their association became close, with Morse periodically working as Percy's secretary and as an occasional wrestling partner' (Brian Allison, 'Grainger Photographs', University of Melbourne Library Journal, 2000). The photograph has a little silvering-out to the lower right-hand portion, and its edges are a little darkened with a few trifling chips; overall it is in excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers]
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         XX (Vingtieme) Siecle; First Series, No. 4 Christmas 1938

      Paris & New York: XX Siecle, 1938. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. decorated stiff wrappers. Very good. 37 (4) pages in text. 31 x 25 cm. English edition: 8 full page linoleum cut plates by Matisse, de Chirico, Miró, Arp, Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine, and Hélion; 2 color lithographed plates by Duchamp (Obligation Montecarlo) and Bill (variation 13). Black and white plates of sculpture work by Matisse and Laurens. One of the most important art periodicals of the 20th century, each issue with an original artwork. G. di San Lazzaro, director of the periodical throughout its four decade lifetime, halted by WWI. Laid-in a note from the Nierendorf Gallery that the paintings and drawings by Klee is this issue are exhibited at the latter. Front cover dusty, entire contents clean and fresh.

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         SINA-JAPANESE HOSTITLITY IN SHANGHAI, 1937. Japanese Title: SHINA JI-HEN SHA SHI

      - [Shanghai 1938]. Leatherette binding, spine 3/4 chipped away & back cover lacks 3+cm. paper covering, book solid, sound, captions & preface in English/Japanese, 23 x 31 cm., 400 b.w photos, all in all good plus. FIRST & ONLY RARE EDITION *** **** *** . . . GRIM JAPANESE MILITARY PHOTOS: . . . THE FALL OF SHANGHAI & NANKING . . *** This work was the results of three photographers: the famous and celebrated Tamagawa Toyokichi of Osaka, the main photographer, who was assisted by Tamagawa Denn [his brother or ? relative], and Yamazaki Yoshimi. Each traveled with a different military group of the Japanese army in China, recording for posterity, the true and brutal Japanese take-over of civilian Shanghai and environs. It covers the "Incident" from July 7, 1937 -August 15, 1945. Co-editor was Nishino Yoshio. The work was officially censored by the Riku-Kai Gun Hodoh-Bu Kenn-Etsu, or the press bureau of the Japanese Imperial Navy and Army. The photographs were taken by Tamagawa Toyokichi, Tamagawa Hiroshi and Yamazaki Yoshimi. . * This photographic resource was taken to record the actions of the "Glorious Japanese Army" and their successful results in the Fall of Shanghai & Nanking, China's capitol. Japan's provocation for this battle was famous incident staged by Japanese politicians, known as the "Marco Polo bridge incident. "Wherein the Japanese claimed that on July 7, 1937, two Japanese military men were murdered at their post on the Marco Polo bridge by Chinese Kuomingtang regulars. After this a full-scale Japanese invasion of Shanghai and the rape and sacking of Nanking occurred. Japan's brutal air bombing of civilian targets continued. This is the record of that landing and those military assaults on the Chinese population and on Chinese soil. It was the key instrument for Japan to occupy China setting the stage for the Pacific War. . * Taken from the Japanese point of view, the whole work is a celebratory publication to commemorate successful Japanese military in action during the capture of Shanghai and the brutal Rape of Nanking. Ultimately ending in the Japanese establishment of a Chinese puppet government in Nanking. This was the ultimate goal of the Japanese to militarily and politically control all of China and Manchuria as found in the secret plan of war. . * This work contains superb photos of the victorious Japanese army and navy in action. From the beginning of this book, we are presented a grand view of Japan's elite and highest military officers. Excellent tipped-in photos grace this book, showing: Minster of Navy: Mitsumasa Yonai; Vice Admiral Kiyoshi Hasegawa and General Iwane Matsui; General S. Hata, commander of the Central China army; historic group photos of the commanders and leading officers; followed by a great number of action photos showing the advance, bombing, attacks on the Chinese and their cities. Panic in Shanghai streets as rumor spread of the eminent war breaking out. The removal of Japanese from China as they leave China homeward bound. War council meetings of the Japanese military as they prepare for the attack on Shanghai. Arrival of Japanese landing party: marines and soldiers follow plain-clothes Japanese agents who pointed out the enemy strong-holds. . China's early response to the Japanese invasion by six Chinese air force planes. Great battle at Character Bridge by Japanese sailors, and fierce attacks. Chinese bombardment of Japanese military vessels in Pootong. Cooperation of Japanese naval & army forces to bombard coastal areas; retaliation of Japanese air force. Japanese sinking of Chinese shipping across the Wanpoo River, and blockade. Tremendous & terrible attacks on the Chinese army and civilian targets. Eastern Shanghai, schools, universities, factories now main targets. Chinese poison water wells. Japanese capture of Chinese headquarters located in Shanghai city government buildings. . * Japan's air attack on Shanghai's railway superintendent offices, Chapei battle, naval air flee

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         Brighton Rock.

      London William Heinemann Ltd 1938 - First U. K. edition. 8vo., 361pp., usual age-toning to paper, otherwise fine, modern full red morocco with navy blue lettering pieces gilt, navy blue endpapers and all edges gilt, fine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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         Dieric Bouts und seine Schule

      Berlin and Leipzig: Verlag fur Kunstwissenschaft, 1938. Hardcover. VG. Publishers red cloth with gilt embossed title on cover. xiii, (3), 275 pp., followed by 90 single-sided sheets containing more than 90 bw reproductions. Text is entirely in German.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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         Brighton Rock.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1938 - Octavo. Original red cloth, titles gilt to spine, publisher's device to rear board in blind. Spine sunned and rolled with the cloth fraying slightly at head, tips rubbed, faint marking to front board, stronger on rear, contents tanned. A good copy. First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Storia del Medio Evo Dalla Caduta dell'Impero Romano d'Occidente alla Fine del Quattrocento

      S. A. Edizioni Remo Sandron, Palermo-Milano 1938 - ITALIANO Terza edizione riveduta e corredata di letture storiche. Ad uso dei Licei Classici e Scientifici e degli Istituti Magistrali Superiori. Brossura editoriale con titolo al piatto e al dorso, copertina morbida in cartoncino con segni di uso, usura da scaffale e strappetto al margine davanti della prima, pieghe al dorso, pagine lievemente ingiallite ben conservate con tracce sparse di fioritura, volume intonso e non rifilato

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         Claudius the God and his wife Messalina [and:] Count Belisarius. The troublesome reign of Tiberius Claudius Cæsar, Emperor of the Romans (born B.C. 10, died A.D. 54), as described by himself; also his murder at the hands of the notorious Agrippina (mother of the Emperor Nero) and his subsequent deification, as described by others.

      London: Arthur Barker, and Cassell, 1934 & 1938 - 2 works, octavo. Original black cloth, titles gilt to spine, bottom edge untrimmed, yellow endpapers; [and] original green cloth, titles and decoration gilt to spine, top edge red. With the dust jackets. Spines gently rolled, minor rubbing to extremities, light foxing to edges; very good, bright copies in the jackets with lightly browned spines and nicks to extremities, a small chip to head of spine of Count Belisarius. With 2 folding genealogical tables and 5 maps. First editions, first impressions, of Grave's best-selling historical novels. The first in the series, I, Claudius, won the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes, and together with Claudius the God was made into a critically acclaimed television miniseries starring Derek Jacobi in 1976. Higginson A43a; Higginson A47a. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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         Homage to Catalonia

      First edition. 8vo., original pale green cloth. London, Secker and Warburg.

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         Thoroughbred Racing Stock and its Ancestors. The Authentic Origin of Pure Blood. Many Voices Concerning the Horses of the World with Additional Chapters from the Notes of the Late Lady Anne Blunt (15th Baroness Wentworth) and Wilfred Scawen Blunt, on the Arabian Breed, Collected, Edited, and Enlarged, with a History of the Thouroughbred Racehorse and the Horses of the East and West.

      London: George Allen and Unwin, 1938.. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp. 475 [1]. With 388 black and white plates, as well as a large folding map of Arabian tribal territories and 21 colour plates, including a frontispiece. Errata slip to p.19. In recent burgundy full morocco with raised bands, gilt titles to spine and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Original red cloth from upper board and spine bound in at rear. Very good indeed. Judith Blunt-Lytton (Lady Wentworth) was the owner of the Crabbet Arabian Stud from 1917 until her death. Founded by her parents in 1878 though contacts made in Aleppo, the stud became the single most important source of thoroughbred Arabian horses, with more than 90% of current thoroughbreds tracing their bloodlines back to Crabbet ancestors.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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         The Golden Cockerel Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, translated by Fitzgerald.

      Limited edition; small folio; original quarter natural undyed morocco with gilt to spine, upper board blocked in gold to a design by Buckland Wright. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Number 50 of an edition of 300. Fine.

      [Bookseller: York Modern Books]
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         GOODBYE BROADWAY (1938)

      Universal 1938 - Vintage original 41 x 27" (103 x 68 cm.) one sheet poster, USA. Alice Brady, Charles Winninger, Tom Brown, Dorthea Kent, Willie Best, Donald Meek, dir: Ray McCarey; Universal. Lively caricature art highlights this poster for a story about a once-famous vaudeville and Broadway couple who arrive to play in a small conservative Connecticut town with a troupe of crazy performers. This low budget musical was a remake of the early talkie THE SHANNONS OF BROADWAY which featured real-life Broadway couple James and Lucille Gleason. The artist is not credited and the poster has a contemporary feel. It is on linen. There has been touch-up at corners and touch-up at fold lines and a bit of paint filling-in on lines and junctures. There are a few tears addressed just above the copyright at the bottom left corner. VERY GOOD-FINE

      [Bookseller: Walter Reuben, Inc., ABAA, ILAB]
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         Die Liebesinsel. Komödie in fünf Akten.

      Verlag Neumann & Co., Prag 1938 - Gr.-8°. 140,(4) S., mit zahlreichen Illustrationen. Illustr. Orig.-Pappband. Eines von 200 Exemplaren der Vorzugsausgabe, das nicht in den Handel kam. - „Die Liebesinsel", eine satirische Komödie gegen Hitler und den Nationalsozialismus in 5 Akten in der Tradition der Commedia dell’Arte, verfasst vom jüdischen Exilschriftsteller Dosio Koffler (1892-1955). - Sternfeld/Tiedemann 277; Pross, "In London treffen wir uns wieder", 121; Kosch, Bd. 9, 155; Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon, Bd.XXI, 755-758. - Dosio (auch Osio) Koffler wurde am 15.4.1892 in Cecova/Galizien (heute wahrscheinlich Stetsova, Ukraine) geboren. Um 1900 zog die Familie vom galizischen Land nach Berlin um. Während des Ersten Weltkrieges wurde Koffler aufgrund gesundheitlicher Probleme für dienstuntauglich erklärt. In der Zeit fing er an, sich sowohl auf literarischer als auch dramaturgischer Ebene zu betätigen. Der Film „Kreuzzug des Weibes", dessen Drehbuch er verfasste, sorgte aufgrund seiner Thematik (ungewollte Schwangerschaft und Abtreibung in der Illegalität) für Aufsehen, vor allem später in Zeiten der nationalsozialistischen Propaganda. Bevor die Nationalsozialisten die Macht ergriffen, floh Koffler 1935 nach Prag (dort entstand „Die Liebesinsel") um dann 1938 endgültig nach London zu emigrieren. Dort gründete er zusammen mit dem jüdischen Schriftsteller und Pazifisten Kurt Hiller, 1885 – 1972) die Gruppe Unabhängiger Deutscher Autoren. Koffler fühlte sich literarisch dem österreichischen Satiriker und Lyriker Karl Kraus (1874-1936) eng verbunden. Er verfasste einige Drehbücher sowie u.a. die Satiren „Wilhelm II" (ebenfalls ein Drehbuch, jedoch nie verfilmt), „Die deutsche Walpurgisnacht" (sein wohl bekanntestes Werk) und das vorliegende Buch „Die Liebesinsel". Seine schlechte gesundheitliche Verfassung trug wahrscheinlich mit dazu bei, dass er in der Zeit nach 1945 keine weiteren Werke verfasste. Er verstarb verarmt und weitestgehend unbekannt am 6.4.1955 in seiner letzten Wahlheimat London. - Die Illustrationen in „Die Liebesinsel" sind von „Bert", einer nicht näher zu identifizierenden Person. Da sich Dosio Koffler aber selbst auch als Illustrator betätigt hat (z.B. „Prominenzen von Bühne und Film in der Karikatur", Auflage 100 Stck.), könnte man allerdings vermuten, daß er selbst hinter dem Pseudonym steckt, da vorliegende Illustrationen seiner Malweise ähneln. Der vollständige Beweis steht jedoch noch aus. - Gewidmet ist das Buch Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947), der in der Zeit von 1934 bis 1945 (republikanischer) Bürgermeister von New York war und sich als solcher mit reformerischem und sozialem Engagement hervortat. - Einband berieben; Ecken und Kantenbestoßen; Außengelenke stellenweise angeplatzt; Rücken etwas aufgehellt; Innengelenk angeplatzt, dadurch der Buchblock etwas gelockert; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         1937/38 Saison d'Hiver

      Aussig, C.S.R.: C. Wolfrum, 1938. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. blue, stab sewn, stiff covers, title printed in gilt, the threaded ties comely intact. Near fine. 16 page catalogue. 34.5 x 27 cm. Each page with a mounted color lithograph illustration printed recto only, of a woman attired in a dress, suit or coat, with an array of mounted fabric samples in various sizes and colors accompanying the model. Stunning array of contemporary fashion artfully presented. Two swatches lacking on final leaf of the eight samples. Interior contents very bright and clean, small and faint dampstain to lower margin of cover not affecting interior.

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         The Scourge of God].

      Dom Knigi Paris 1938 - First edition. 8vo (20 × 15 cm). pp. [5], 122, [6], frontispiece portrait of the author, unsigned preface. Original pictorial wrappers (most likely by Elizaveta Kruglikova); lower spine strip with small tears, a few minor spots to front wrapper. Posthumous first edition of Zamiatin's last novel, which compares the Soviet threat to Europe to Attila's threat to Rome. 'Attila's Huns are young and healthy, and they bring the promise of new life through the destruction of a sick and dying civilization. The tenor of the story recalls the message of Blok in 1918, that the West is doomed and that some new order, or at least epoch, is advancing from the East. This was no doubt partly due to Zamiatin's disillusionment with the West, where he had emigrated in 1931.' (Boris Thomson, 101) Zamiatin (1884 – 1937) is best known as the author of ?? [We], a terrifying first person account of an imagined (Soviet) future in which human beings have, at least in theory, become entirely rational and devoid of emotions other than joy. The novel is often likened to 1984, though of course Zamiatin did not have to use his imagination to the extent that Orwell did in order to picture life under a violent dictator intent on squashing dissent. The novel was met with a wave of criticism and Zamiatin's expulsion from the Union of Writers; a fate that meant the end of Zamiatin's literary career in his native country. Zamiatin consequently wrote to Stalin in 1931 asking for permission to emigrate, and was allowed to leave for Paris. He was allowed to re-join the Soviet Union of Writers in 1934 as a remote member, an unprecedented decision by the Soviet authorities. Zamiatin worked on the present novel from 1928 to 1935, but it remained unfinished at the time of his death. Savine claims that this edition was issued in a very small print run; Georgii Ivanov's novel ?????? ????? was issued by the same publisher in 1938 in only 200 copies. Savine also explains that much of the print run of ??? ????? was destroyed after the German occupation of Paris in 1940, when the owner of the publishing house, M. S. Kagan, was arrested. Savine 143; Boris Thomson, "Lot's Wife and the Venus of Milo: Conflicting Attitudes to the Cultural Heritage in Modern Russia" (Cambridge University Press, 2011). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         MASKEE: A SHANGHAI SKETCHBOOK.

      - [Shanghai 1938?, Schiff]. Red silk accordion folded album, 21 hand colored charming sketches, 19.5 x 27 cm., mild stain on the first two pages and at the center on all other pages. FIRST & ONLY LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR *** *** *** . . A GREAT CARAIATURE OF SHANGHAI LIEF IN THE LATE 1930'S . . . DEPICTING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN . . . FOREIGNERS, CHINESE DANCE HALL GIRLS & PROSTITUTES . . *** WHO WAS THE ARTIST & AUTHOR FRIEDRICH H. SCHIFF [1908-1968]: Schiff was an Austrian-Jewish artist. He was a keen observer of the Chinese spirit, showing the more fascinating visual insights to Shanghai life. . Schiff arrived from Austria in Shanghai in 1930 when he was 22 years old, and lived there until 1947. His charming cartoons captured the foreign community's interest and many were also published in local newspapers and journals such as the China Journal & the North China Daily News. . He also illustrated several books on China, a suite of Shanghai postcards, and was attributed to decorating the walls of the Cercle Sportif Français and other clubs. . After receiving an invitation to visit Shanghai from a cousin Schiff lived there for 17 years, becoming known as one of the city's great cartoonists between the two world wars. . Schiff's importance lies, first of all in the fact he depicted indelible characters that manifest what it meant to dwell in Shanghai, then an international City. . "He manipulates his works as a form of attack. Socially marginalized groups, such as prostitutes, 'taxi-girls' and beggars, are all subjects of his scrutiny." . *** Gerd Kaminski, author of a chronicle and geographical study of the artist, described the opus of Schiff as extensive, ascertaining that cartooning was the genre that prodded him into telling stories from the point of view of a spectator on the street. See below. . * "Schiff's opus goes beyond cartoons and illustrations for newspapers. Artistically, he was equally excellent in landscape and portrait oil paintings, gouache and watercolor works," Kaminski said. . * "Schiff, from the very beginning of his residency in China, had already developed sharp eyes -not only in face-reading Chinese physiognomy, but also the social realities in which Chinese and foreigners were being subjected to." . *** THE SETTING: The setting is the "Roaring 1930's Shanghai" scene. Sketches depict the Free-Wheeling, "Anything Goes" wild attitudes of "why not" war torn Shanghai. . * THE SKETCHES: TWENTY-ONE HAND-COLORED DRAWINGS: . The first page shows a beautiful, slinky Chinese girl in Cheongsam: "Miss Shanghai: "Me no worry-me no care ! Me go marry millionaire ! If he die me no cry ! Me go marry other guy !!" . Followed by 19 other full-page hand-colored drawings. Some with and with out captions, the meanings obvious ! . These fascinating color-drawings shows how Occidentals inter-relate with the Chinese & western [mostly Russian] girls, Shanghai Party time English style, "Having a Ripping Time," American sailors caress and dance with their willowy Chinese girls wearing sexy Cheongsam split up to their hips. . Also stunningly beautiful, blond & blue-eyed Russian prostitutes with their Chinese sisters competing for the Yankee dollar. "Taxi-girls, "sing-song girls," bar girls, lonely and hungry house wives. . *** THE MEANING OF "MASKEE:" The tile "MASKEE" is a very old China coast Pidgin English corruption of the Portuguese word meaning "Never Mind." This and other Pidgin English was commonly used by both Chinese and foreigners along the treaty port cities on China's east coast since the 1820's. . *** THE HAND-COLORED ART WORK: Schiff drew the illustrations, then had the book printed in black-outline, after which he hand-colored each page and signed the title page, adding a hand-written number on the last page. . *** BINDING: The work was bound in various colors of silk [red, maroon, green, blue], with brocade designs, such as bamboo, or the dragon. There may have been other variant colors, we do n

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         Wenham Great Pond

      Salem: Peabody Museum, 1938. First edition. Number 58 of 100 copies Numbered on Hurlbut Permanent Book paper. printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press. Illustrated. 108 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original green half cloth and decorated boards. Fine. Printed note, "It was Dr. Phillips' wish that this book should be sent to you with Christmas greetings" tipped in on pastedown and his obit on front free endpaper. In board slipcase. First edition. Number 58 of 100 copies Numbered on Hurlbut Permanent Book paper. printed at the Southworth-Anthoensen Press. Illustrated. 108 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Posthumously printed volume of on the history and natural history of Wenham Great Pond, the Massachusetts landscape much loved by sportsman and naturalist John C. Phillips (1876-1938). Bruns P84; Heller 2:733

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         Our Town A Play in Three Acts

      NY: Coward-McCann, 1938, 1938. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY. 1 vol., inscribed on the title-page "Mrs. Carpenter Baker with the devoted regard of her friend Thornton Wilder New Haven May 1938", publisher's original cloth binding, with the original paper spine and cover labels, with the original DJ, not price clipped, VG+/VG+, housed in a cloth slipcase, gilt lettered morocco spine label.

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         War and Peace.

      Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club at The University Press, Glasgow 1938 - Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude with a special introduction for this edition by Alymer Maude. Illustrated with lithographs and drawings by Barnett Freedman. Colour lithograph plates and black and white illustrations by Freedman. Six volumes. 8vo. [228 x 150 x 160 mm]. xvi, 262 pp; viii, 296 pp; viii, 260 pp; xii, 302 pp; viii, 282 pp; viii, 280 pp. Bound in publisher's red cloth designed by Freedman, with colour lithographed endleaves, plain edges. No.1284 from an edition of 1500, signed and thumbprinted by Barnett Freedman. A fine copy of a stunning work, one of Freedman's masterpieces.

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         The Summing Up - SIGNED by the Author

      Heinemann, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Heinemann in 1938. A very good+ book with a small light stain to the front board. No inscriptions, SIGNED by the Author t the half title page to Sydney Searle. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some light wear and some small chips to the edges, with some neat small internal invisible repairs. Rare signed.

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         Exposition Wolfgang Paalen

      Paris: Galerie Renou et Colle, 1938. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine. 7 pages plus 3 black-and-white plates. An early exhibition catalog with a 25-item checklist. Paalen, a native of Austria, had recently joined the Surrealists and earlier in 1938 he played a major role in the International Exposition of Surrealism. In this, his third (?) solo show, Paalen debuts his fumages, paintings made by holding paper over a candle flame so it would absorb the smoke. A reproduction one of these works extends over the front and rear wrappers of this pamplhet. Soon after this show, Paalen would follow Breton to Mexico, where Paalen would stay, becoming one of the most influential Latin American surrealists. Uncommon and important. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback) with a glassine wrapper that is a bit chipped at the top of the spine.

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         Homage to Catalonia

      1938 - First edition. 8vo., original pale green cloth. London, Secker and Warburg. Neat inscription on front free endpaper, otherwise an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Heavenly Bodies (Comets). Original silkscreen

      Paris: 1938. Silkscreen/pochoir printed in colors. 54 x 41 cm. on sheet size 66 x 51 cm. Titled in silkscreen "Heavenly Bodies" in the lower margin. A reduced size version 35.4 x 26.2 cm. printed by Mourlot appeared in "Verve" (Vol. I, no. 2, 1938). Roethel, "Kandinsky, das graphische Werk," no. V.26. This scarce print is unknown to Roethel. The print is ostensibly based on a lost watercolor, according to Vivian Barnett in "Kandinksy Watercolours, Vol. Two, 1922-1944," catalogued at no. 1216 as "Comets for 'Verve' No2. She states that there is no number in Kandinsky's handlist for this image, which "is unusual" so it may have in fact been an original print and not a watercolor to begin with. Bright colors; paper age stained.

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         Hans-Dietrich Genscher Steinbüste. Vom Künstler signiert und numeriert (#16 Bubec). Höhe ca. 21,5 cm, Sockel 11 x 11 cm. Im August 1980 entstanden, als eine der drei für die HANDELSBLATT EDITION geschaffenen Büsten neben Helmut Schmidt und Franz Josef Strauß zum damaligen Bundestag-Wahlkampf.

      - Lutz Backes wurde 1938 in Mannheim geboren. Lebt in Nürnberg. 1964 entdeckte ihn Dieter Hildebrandt für die „Lach- und Schießgesellschaft", wo er 12 Jahre Hauskarikaturist der "klassischen" Mannschaft war, bis diese sich auflöste. Entwarf '67 das LOGO der Sportartikelfirma PUMA, die springende Raubkatze, die zur berühmtesten Tierzeichnung der Welt wurde. Wurde Redakteur für Politik und Humor an einer Provinzzeitung. Wurde wegen einer missliebigen Karikatur entlassen. Das Blatt existiert noch. Machte '76 sein Hobby Karikaturen-Zeichnen zum Hauptberuf und nahm den Künstlernamen „BUBEC" an (Backes Unbestechlicher Blick Entlarvt Charaktere). Veröffentlichte Porträt- und Polit-Karikaturen in über 40 Ländern. Verlegte sich immer mehr auf Porträt-Karikaturen, als das HANDELSBLATT ihn für 25 Jahre exklusiv hierfür unter Vertrag nahm („Bubec's Zerr-spektive"). Machte weltweit über 300 Solo-Ausstellungen. Zeichnete Teller-Designs für ROSENTHAL-Porzellan, entwarf Pokerkarten für ASS und Verpackungen für BAHLSEN. War Gast-Dozent an der FH Mainz für Karikaturen und der UNI GRAZ für „Innovation und Kreativität". Zahlreiche Auszeichnungen wie: Preis der Weltausstellung Montreal (1977 und '79); Preis des Presseamts der Türkei ('77); Preis des Kulturministers von Italien '81, Venedig-Preis '86; „Tiè" - Karikaturist des Jahres (Italien '91); „Goldene Palme" von SanRemo ('91 für sein Lebenswerk und '99 für sein Buch „Köpfe mit Köpfchen"); Orden „Humoris Causa"; „Man of Achievement" der Uni Cambridge; Eintrag ins „Goldene Buch" der Stadt Schwetzingen etc. (vita Lutz Backes)

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         XX (Vingtieme) Siecle; First Series, No. 4 Christmas 1938

      XX Siecle, Paris & New York 1938 - 37 (4) pages in text. 31 x 25 cm. English edition: 8 full page linoleum cut plates by Matisse, de Chirico, Miró, Arp, Laurens, Magnelli, Zadkine, and Hélion; 2 color lithographed plates by Duchamp (Obligation Montecarlo) and Bill (variation 13). Black and white plates of sculpture work by Matisse and Laurens. One of the most important art periodicals of the 20th century, each issue with an original artwork. G. di San Lazzaro, director of the periodical throughout its four decade lifetime, halted by WWI. Laid-in a note from the Nierendorf Gallery that the paintings and drawings by Klee is this issue are exhibited at the latter. Front cover dusty, entire contents clean and fresh. Orig. decorated stiff wrappers. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AENEAS' ARRIVAL IN LATINUM OBSERVATIONS ON LEGENDS, HISTORY, RELIGION, TOPOGRAPHY AND RELATED SUBJESCTS IN VERGIL. AENEID VII, 1-135 ALLARD PIERSON STICHTING

      N.V.NOORD HOLLANDSCHE UITGEVERSMAATSCHAPPIJ, AMSTERDAM 1938 - ARCHAEOLOGISCH HISTORISCHE BYDRAGEN INGLESE Vol. n. VI della collana, rilegatura editoriale in tutta tela verde, con titoli d'oro al piatto ed al dorso, usura ai bordi, punte piegate, dorso scolorito con usure ed abrasioni, pagine lievemente ingiallite, ma in buono stato di conservazione

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