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        The Mammals of China and Mongolia Part 1-2 (Complete) Natural History of Central Asia.

      1938-1940. 2 volumes. xxv, 1350 p., 75. figs, 20 pls, 4to, Central Asiatic Expeditions. With library stamps. Bind tight. Good condition (WITH PICTURE).

      [Bookseller: Asia Medicine and Humanities Books]
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        How's Tricks

      Foulsham, 1938. The first British edition, a very rare early (1938 -- one year after his first book, Mulberry Street) appearance by Dr. Seuss, who supplied the art on the front of the rare dust jacket, and the frontispiece. The art, a drawing of a huge rabbit pulling a magician out of a top hat, bears Dr. Seuss's printed signature, and exemplifies his unique humor. Very rare in dust jacket, which is missing a one inch circular chip at the top of the front panel affecting the word "How's".

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books ]
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        TIROL Vorarlberg, Westliches Salzburg, Hochkärnten. Handbuch Für Reisende

      Leipzig: Karl Baedeker. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1938. 40th Edition. Hardcover. DJ with light rubbing to extremities; In ridiculously good condition and with the very rare (and not tanned) DJ - the previous owner either didn't particularly like the Tirol or maybe this was his spare copy that he never touched. Bright marbled edges ; 16mo - 6" to 7" tall; 348 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        The Spanish Earth

      J B Savage Company 1938 - Limited Edition of 1000 copies. This First Edition has the words "FIRST EDITION" printed on the copyright page. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy with an acetate cover protecting the book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Trending Into Maine

      Boston - Little, Brown, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of thislovelyhistorical travelogue. Illustrated throughout, with plates by N. C Wyeth. Loosely inserted is the extremely scarce extra suite of plates (all fourteen) in their original envelope. Lacking original parchment dustwrapper and slipcase. This work is the limited 'Arundel' edition printed on rag paper and bound in natural finish cloths. The work is numbered 448 of 1075 and is signed by both Kenneth Roberts and NC Wyeth. Written by Kenneth Roberts, an historical novel writer from Maine. He was extremely fascinated with the history of the United States and its colonization. The illustrator, N C Wyeth created over 3,000 paintings and illustrated over 112 books inhis lifetime. He was best known for his works onthe Scribner Classics series, the first of which wasTreasure Island. Condition: In a quarter buckram binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with some fading to board edges and to spine. Handling marks and small amount of bumping to the spine, mostly to the head and tail. Rubbing to the spine label at edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The River

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1938 - First edition. Fine in slightly soiled wrappers. A short story about Americans in Paris. Issued as New Directions Pamphlets Number Three. Laughlin's first book and a very scarce and early New Directions publication. *OCLC* locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Die Kapuzinergruft. Roman.

      De Gemeenschap, Bilthoven 1938 - 231 S. Orig.-Leinenband. Die Fortsetzung des "Radetzkymarsch" erschien im kleinen Verlag De Gemeenschap. Die illustrierten Pappbände zeigen das in zwei Hälften zerbrochene Österreich-Ungarn, sind jedoch so schlecht gebunden, daß gute, intakte Exemplare kaum auffindbar sind. Die hier vorliegende Bindequote in Leinen ist wesentlich seltener. Der Vorderdeckel unten mit schwachen Wasserflecken und der Buchblock durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard

      London: The Limited Editions Club at the Raven Press, 1938. Fine/fine. The Limited Editions Club at the Raven Press, Near Fine hardcover, in Very Good clear dustjacket, in Very Good slipcase. Spine has slight sunfading, clear dustjacket has some chips at top edge of spine area, slipcase starting to have areas of cloth separation from backing. Of the 1500 copies printed, this one is numbered 330 and is SIGNED by Agnes Miller Park in pen.

      [Bookseller: Karl Books]
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        Murder Up My Sleeve

      Morrow, NY 1938 - Light wear to spine extremities, else VG+ (no Dust Jacket). Third printing, Feb. 1938. INSCRIBED at length BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper: "To ngo geh pang yeo.Fred S. Chan to whom I am deeply indebted for many favors, among which my meeting with Kit King Louis.August 1939." Laid in is Gardner's visiting card on the front of which he has inscribed his mailing address and on the reverse has drawn a map showing Chan how to find his home in Temuecula. Gardner and his wife were students of Kit King Louis at USC and she accompanied them when they sailed for China for an extended visit in June 1931. MURDER UP MY SLEEVE was the result of Gardner's desire to set a mystery in China and he dedicated his book to Kit King Louis. Also included is a copy of the Spring 1996 issue of USC Trojan Family Magazine with an illustrated article about Kit King (whose real name was Lei Jieqiong) with much about her relationship with the Gardners. Also included is a signed letter from Eric Mankin, the author of the article [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Cove Book Shop]
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        Some Still Live

      New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1938. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Hardcover in dust jacket. 8vo. First printing of first edition. Book is crisp and clean in a tight binding. Unclipped dust jacket has light wear at corners but is basically intact. A wonderful copy of this hard-to-find book, the autobiography of F. G. Tinker (July 14, 1909 to June 13, 1939), the top American ace flyer during the Spanish Civil War. 313 pp. In protective Mylar.

      [Bookseller: Warwick Books]
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        Journals of John D. Lee 1846-47 and 1859

      Salt Lake City: Western Printing Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1938. Hardcover. Original orange dust jacket with light sunning to spine and light wear to top edge. Dark green boards with title gilt on front and spine. Light wear to bottom of spine. Top edge has light wear. Binding is tight and interior is clean. Front endpaper is signed by the editor, Charles Kelly. Privately printed for Rolla Bishop Watt and is 208/250 copies. Tipped-in portrait of Lee is present on p. 6 and many b&w plates are also included. This book was gathered from the acquired diaries of the Lee family and Rolla Bishop Watt. Starting in 1838 John D. Lee participated in missions for the Mormon Church and worked closely with Brigham Young. Moving to Utah in 1848, Lee was put in charge of various settlers and became a member of the Territorial legislature. He is most widely remembered as a participant in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and was the only participant tried and executed for this crime. The editor has compiled Lee's journals of 1846-47 and 1859 with informative footnotes recounting this important time period of American history. ; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 244 pp; Signed by Editor .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        BAGATTELLE PER UN MASSACRO

      1938. Milano Corbaccio 1938 8° Pagine 336 Brossura editoriale con titolo in rosso e giallo su fondo nero. Traduzione dal francese di Alex Alexis (Luigi Alessio) Prima edizione italiana. Conservata la rarissima fascetta editoriale. Ottima copia. Molto raro.

      [Bookseller: Libreria antiquaria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Physik Als Abenteuer Der Erkenntnis [The Evolution of Physics]

      Leiden: A. W. Sijthoff's Uitgeversmaatschappij N. V., 1938. First Edition. Light Blue Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. 9 7/8" Tall. Drawings. 1st Printing Viii, 222 Pp. Light Blue Cloth Stamped In Dark Blue. True First Edition Of "The Evolution Of Physics", Issued Just Prior To The English Translation. A Clean, Unmarked Copy, With Signs Of Removal Of A Single Bookplate On The Front Endpaper, No Other Marks. Dust Jacket With Some Wear And Browning, Also With A 1 3/8" X 1 5/8" V-Chip At Top Of Rear Panel Adjacent To The Spine, Very Small Chips At Tips With A 1" X 1/8" Loss Along Top Of Front Flap Fold, And A 1/2" Closed Tear At Top Of Rear Panel With A Few Small Chips And Very Short Closed Tears. A Nice Copy In The Nearly Complete And Scarce Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Cercle et Carré) CÍRCULO Y CUADRADO 7. Trimestral. Revista de la Asociación de Arte Constructivo.

      Setiembre 1938., Montevideo, - 59x40.7 (doblado en cuatro). Ilustraciones en negro. Margen ligerísimamente rozado. Por lo demás buen ejemplar, considerando la vulnerabilidad del formato. Dedicado a la Tradición Constructiva de América, incluye Ampliación de Estudios, Orientación y concepto de nuestra cultura, por T. García, Clasicismo y Romanticismo, por Alberto Soriano, Nuestro arte constructivo y las teorías cubistas, por Héctor Ragni y Del prof. Luis E. Varcarcel. Ilustraciones de Torres-García, Augusto Torres, Rosa Acle, Carmelo de Arzadun, Héctor Ragni y Fernando Laens. Texto bilingüe español-francés. En mayo 1936 se publica el primer número de la revista de la Asociación de Arte Constructivo, Círculo y Cuadrado (la cual es una continuidad de la revista Cercle et Carré que Joaquín-Torres García, junto a Michel Seuphor, publicó anteriormente en París entre 1930 y 1931. El contenido de Círculo y Cuadrado, que contaba con la colaboración grandes maestros de la época cómo Van Doesburg, Jean Hélion o Piet Mondrian, versaba sobre diversos aspectos teóricos del arte en referencia a las nuevas corrientes de la época. Esto dotaba de prestigio a la revista, y aún más, inscribía al Constructivismo de Torres en las nuevas tendencias artísticas que se imponían en el viejo continente.La revista que, se denominaba trimestral, siguió publicando periódicamente hasta el número 7 de mayo de 1938. Años después, en diciembre de 1943, se publico un número especial "8, 9 y 10" con el que se cerraba la cuadratura del círculo y se decía adiós a tan buscada publicación.

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        Gas esilarante

      A. Mondadori, 1938. UsatoAccettabile Copertina: costa e copertina logorate Pagine: Tracce di umidita'Note: costa interna parzialmente scollata italiano

      [Bookseller: Libro di Faccia]
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        THE BRIDGE IN THE JUNGLE

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1938 - DJ a bit browned and with several very small chips. Endpapers darkened; 8vo; 286 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Everybody's Autobiography

      London: William Heinemann, 1938. First Edition. hardcover. near fine. Thick 8vo, rebound in full tan morocco. London: William Heinemann, (1938). First English edition. A near fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        España en el Corazon. Himno a las glorias del pueblo en la guerra (1936-1937); (Segunda edición)

      Ediciones Ercilla, Santiago de Chile 1938 - Original wrappers, spine worn, light diagonal crease; browning owing to paper quality; a very good copy of a fragile item. The second edition of Neruda's poems written in response to the Civil War in Spain. Both the first and second editions consisted of 2000 copies, however this edition does not have the illustrations that appeared in the first. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Coasting to Cape Smoky A Summer Cruise in 1937 from Padanaram to Nova Scotia and Cape Breton in the Ketch "Sirius"

      Boston: Planograph Printing by Spaulding-Moss Company, 1938. Illustrated with maps, photographic illustrations etc. 116pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Silver cloth spine and blue cloth, a little faded toward the fore-edge, text clean and bright. Near fine. Illustrated with maps, photographic illustrations etc. 116pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rare and possibly unrecorded. It's not known how many copies of this book were printed but it can't have been more than a handful. Alas the attention paid to the quality of the illustrations was not directed towards the font, which is simply reproduced typescript. The relaxed nature of Meyer's cruise in the summer of 1937 is reflected in the text. The skipper was perfectly happy to resort to power whenever he met with a still day, and many were beset by fog. However, he remains cheerful throughout and provides much information and any local color he met with at the stops en route which included Christmas Cove, Lunenburg, Halifax, St. Peters and Baddeck. The narrative pauses for a chapter "Wherein the Author Becomes Historical" Not in Toy; not in Morris & Howland; no copies on OCLC; not in KVK

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        American Photographs

      Museum of Modern Art, New York 1938 - 198 pages. Light soiling to jacket chipped at extremities; cloth rubbed at heel of spine. Top edge a touch dusty; interior clean and free of inscriptions. Errata slip tipped in; limitation page present at rear. One of 5000 copies printed. A presentable example; jacket now housed in a removable archival sleeve. Size: tall 8vo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        City Planning Housing: A Graphic Review of Civic Art 1922-1937 (Volume Three)

      New York: The Srchitectural Book Publishing Co, 1938. Cloth. Very Good +/Near Fine. A crisp, very sharp copy of the 1938 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with light foxing at the half-title and along the fore-edge) in a bright, price-intact, Near Fine dustjacket, which has remained remarkably clean and well-preserved. Folio, hundreds and hundreds of illustrations and diagrams thruout. Edited by William W. Forster and Robert C. Weinberg and with a Foreword by Sir Raymond Unwin.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA ]
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        THE CASE OF THE SUBSTITUTE FACE

      William Morrow and Company, 1938., New York - First edition. Near fine, bright copy in dust jacket with light restoration to spine ends and lower front cover. A Perry Mason mystery. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA]
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        The Silver Princess In Oz [First State In First State Dj)

      Chicago: Reilly And Lee , 1938. 1st Edition. Yellow Cloth. Near Fine Book/Very Good DJ. 9 1/4" Tall. Color Cover Illustration, And Illustrated Throughout In Black And White By John R Neill. 1st Printing 255 Pp. First Printing With 16-Page Gatherings (Stitching Visible Along Center Between Pages 56-57 Etc.), Binding A With Spine Illustration Of Mandy's Face, Yellow Cloth, Color Paste-On Illustration With Title Embellished With Shiny Silver Gilt, Illustrated Endpapers, B/W Illustrations, Spine With Publisher's Name In Semi-Script Type. First State Dj With Silver Embellishing To Titles On Spine And Front Panel, Titles Through The Silver Princess On Rear Flap. See Bienvenue P. 120. Near Fine Book, No Fading, Bright And Clean, Previous Owner's Information On Ownership Page, Very Slight Rubbing, Hinges Tight. In Very Good First State Dj With Wear And Short Tears At Edges,1 1/2" X 1/4" Chip At Lower Left Corner Of Front Panel, Minute Losses At Corners.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
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        Original pen and ink of Nathan Mann (Natale Menchetti) knocking down Joe Louis caption reading "Although no one except possibly Nathan himself expects it-the fact remains that if Mann should hang one on the Louis Jaw he will be the new Heavyweight Champion-"

      New York, 1938. Fine, large, original pen-and-ink cartoon drawing by Mullins, signed by him lower right. 1 vols. Image 18 x 14 inches aprox. Framed and glazed. Lower right has been framed out 4 x 4 inch area. Fine, large, original pen-and-ink cartoon drawing by Mullins, signed by him lower right. 1 vols. Image 18 x 14 inches aprox. Willard Mullin (September 14, 1902 - December 20, 1978) was an American sports cartoonist. He is most famous for his creation of these "Brooklyn Bum", the personification of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. He received the Reuben Award for 1954 for his work, as well as the National Cartoonist Society Sports Cartoon Award for each year from 1957 through 1962, and again in 1964 and 1965.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Der Weg zur Ordensburg. Sonderdruck des Reichsorganisationsleiter der NSDAP für das Führerkorps der Partei, ihrer Gliederungen und der angeschlossenen Verbände

      Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Arbeitsfront GmbH, um 1938. (weitere Fotoabbildungen von Nr.19595) - Deutsches / Drittes Reich, illustrierte Bücher, Ordensburg Sonthofen (Eifel) / Crössinsee (Pommern) / Vogelsang (Allgäu), Führernachwuchs der Bewegung, Führerauslese durch Amtswalter der NSDAP, Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley, Deutsche Arbeitsfront, Ziel: Großdeutschland, nationalsozialistische Ziele, Führerkult / Personenkult um Adolf Hitler, völkischer Führerstaat, Nationalsozialismus, der Volksgenosse in der Volksgemeinschaft, Kraft durch Freude, NSDAP, Aufbau der nationalsozialistischen Erziehungsarbeit für die Politischen Leiter, weltanschauliche Erziehung der nationalsozialistischen Führer in der Partei, Nachwuchsfrage für das Politische Leiter-Korps, nationalsozialistische Ausbildungsstätten in Bayern und im Rheinland und in Pommern, fachliche Schulung der Politischen Leiter, SS, Idenwelt des Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut Versand D: 5,90 EUR Deutsches / Drittes Reich, illustrierte Bücher, Ordensburg Sonthofen (Eifel) / Crössinsee (Pommern) / Vogelsang (Allgäu), Führernachwuchs der Bewegung, Führerauslese durch Amtswalter der NSDAP, Reichsleiter Dr. Robert Ley, Deutsche Arbeitsfront, Ziel: Großdeutschland, nationalsozialistische Ziele, Führerkult / Personenkult um Adolf Hitler, völkischer Führerstaat, Nationalsozialismus, der Volksgenosse in der Volksgemeinschaft, Kraft durch Freude, NSDAP, Aufbau der nationalsozialistischen Erziehungsarbeit für die Politischen Leiter, weltanschauliche Erziehung der nationalsozialistischen Führer in der Partei, Nachwuchsfrage für das Politische Leiter-Korps, nationalsozialistische Ausbildungsstätten in Bayern und im Rheinland und in Pommern, fachliche Schulung der Politischen Leiter, SS, Idenwelt des Nationalsozialismus, NS.-Schrifttum, völkisches / nationalsozialistisches Gedankengut

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        Two Poems: Possible Progenitor, To Lincoln Steffens

      San Mateo, CA: Quercus Press, 1938. Folio. [12 pp.] String-Bound Wraps, Good with staining, tears, creasing, minor losses to covers, some creasing to pages. No. 8 of 30 copies. Scarce. First Edition.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        TERROR TALES 09/1938-GAGGED WOMAN-BIZARRE ART-BRUTAL-CHAINED-vf minus

      Popular 1938 - -Brutal cover, woman is gagged and chained to table where a large circular saw is about to cut her in half -Bizarre interior art -Small tear sealed at bottom of cover, conservation -Glossy cover Condition: VF-

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        Gli Annali dell'Africa Italiana

      Mondadori 1938 - ANNALI AFRICA ITALIANA 1938-1943 Tutto il pubblicato 21 volumi Fascismo Colonie. GLI ANNALI DELL'AFRICA ITALIANA CASA EDITRICE A. MONDADORI 1938-1943 Pubblicazione di epoca fascista con saggi, scritti e documenti sulle operazioni militari, gli interventi infrastrutturali come la costruzione di strade ecc., le attività minerarie e quelle economiche, le culture e le opere artistico-letterarie locali, la geografia e la storia dei luoghi, l'amministrazione, ecc. Tutto il pubblicato, 22 numeri in 21 volumi (n.3-4 Anno I in volume doppio) nelle brossure editoriali originali, con tavole, illustrazioni e carte geografiche fuori testo conservate in tasca editoriale o ripiegate nel testo. Quattro volumi presentano la sovracopertina orig. Tutti i volumi sono in buonissimo/ottimo stato. 21 Voll. In-4°, mm. 263x190. Brossura editoriale figurata (4 dei voll hanno sovracopertina conservata). Con tavole ill., mappe e carte geografiche a colori fuori testo, anche molto grandi e ripiegate più volte. In buonissimo/ottimo stato generale, con piccoli strappi alla giuntura di alcune carte geografiche, una sovracoperta con dorso mancante. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Russian Dissident Book Venedikt Yerofeyev Moskva-Petushki Samizdat Stencil 1970s

      Russian Dissident Book Venedikt Yerofeyev "Moskva-Petushki" Samizdat, Stencil, 1970s 73 pp., Soft illustrated cover, 23 x 16.5 cm. Condition: Age and use wear Brown paper and foxing stains to cover and to pages Some pages foxed more some minimal Cover worn, rubbed, creased, small tears to edges of cover and last page 6 pages have bedaubed places - see photos Scratching by pen on title pageI send it EMS. Shipping cost to Russia: $48 Shipping cost to USA $25. Sorry for this misleading but I'm registered on ebay of USA therefore I can not put above more than $18. I send it EMS FROM ISRAEL Венедикт Ерофеев Москва-Петушки. 73с. Мягкий переплет, увеличенный формат. Неизвестное издание, без выходных данных. Очевидно, "Самиздат" Перепечатано фотомеханическим способом ("Cтеклограф ")из журнала "Ами", Тель-Авив Обложка с рисунком. Venedikt Vasilyevich Yerofeyev or Erofeev or Erofeyev (Russian: Венеди́кт Васи́льевич Ерофе́ев, 24 October 1938, Niva-3 settlement, suburb of Kandalaksha - 11 May 1990, Moscow) was a Russian writer and Soviet dissident. Венеди́кт Васи́льевич Ерофе́ев (24 октября 1938, Нива-3, Мурманская область -- 11 мая 1990, Москва) -- советский писатель, автор поэмы «Москва -- Петушки». Венедикт Ерофеев родился в пригороде Кандалакши в посёлке гидростроителей Нива-3, однако в официальных документах местом рождения была записана станция Чупа Лоухского района Карельской АССР, где в то время жила семья[3]. Был шестым ребёнком в семье. Отец -- Василий Васильевич Ерофеев (ум. 1956), начальник железнодорожной станции, репрессированный и отбывавший лагерный срок в 1945--1951 за антисоветскую пропаганду[3]. Мать -- домохозяйка Анна Андреевна Ерофеева (ум. 1972), урождённая Гущина[3]. Детство Веничка провёл по большей части в детском доме в Кировске на Кольском полуострове. Окончил школу с золотой медалью. Учился на филологическом факультете МГУ (1955--1957), в Орехово-Зуевском (1959--1960), Владимирском (1961--1962) и Коломенском (1962--1963) педагогических институтах, но отовсюду был отчислен. Долгое время жил без прописки, был разнорабочим (Москва, 1957), грузчиком (Славянск, 1958--1959), бурильщиком в геологической партии (Украина, 1959), сторожем в вытрезвителе (Орехово-Зуево, 1960), снова грузчиком (Владимир, 1961), рабочим ЖКХ стройтреста (Владимир, 1962), монтажником кабельных линий связи в различных городах СССР (1963--1973), лаборантом паразитологической экспедиции ВНИИДиС по борьбе с окрылённым кровососущим гнусом (Средняя Азия, 1974), редактором и корректором студенческих рефератов в МГУ (1975), сезонным рабочим в аэрологической экспедиции (Кольский полуостров, 1976), стрелком ВОХР (Москва, 1977)[3]. В 1976-м женитьба дала ему возможность прописаться в столице. Смолоду Венедикт отличался незаурядной эрудицией и любовью к литературному слову. Ещё в 17-летнем возрасте он начал писать «Записки психопата» (долгое время считались утерянными, впервые опубликованы в 1995 году). В 1970 году Ерофеев закончил поэму в прозе «Москва -- Петушки». Она была опубликована в иерусалимском журнале «АМИ» в 1973 году тиражом триста экземпляров[3]. В СССР поэма впервые напечатана в журнале «Трезвость и культура» (№ 12 за 1988 г., № 1--3 за 1989 г., все матерные слова в публикации заменены отточиями); в нецензурированном виде впервые вышла в альманахе «Весть» в 1989 году. В этом и других своих произведениях Ерофеев тяготеет к традициям сюрреализма и литературной буффонады. Помимо «Записок психопата» и «Москвы -- Петушков», Ерофеев написал пьесу «Вальпургиева ночь, или Шаги командора», эссе о Василии Розанове для журнала «Вече» (опубликовано под заглавием «Василий Розанов глазами эксцентрика»), неподдающуюся жанровой классификации «Благую Весть», а также подборку цитат из Ленина «Моя маленькая лениниана». Пьеса «Диссиденты, или Фанни Каплан» осталась неоконченной. После смерти писателя частично изданы его записные книжки. В 1992 году журнал «Театр» опубликовал письма Ерофеева к сестре Тамаре Гущиной. По словам Ерофеева, в 1972 году он написал роман «Дмитрий Шостакович», который у него украли в электричке, вместе с авоськой, где лежали две бутылки бормотухи. В 1994 году Слава Лён объявил, что рукопись всё это время лежала у него и он вскоре её опубликует. Однако опубликован был лишь небольшой фрагмент[4], который большинство литературоведов считает фальшивкой. (По мнению друга Ерофеева, филолога Владимира Муравьёва, сама история с романом была вымышлена Ерофеевым, большим любителем мистификаций. Эту точку зрения разделяет сын писателя[5].) В 1987 году Венедикт Ерофеев принял крещение в Католической церкви в единственном в то время действующем в Москве католическом храме св. Людовика Французского[3]. Его крёстным отцом стал Владимир Муравьёв. С 1985 года Ерофеев страдал раком горла. После операции мог говорить лишь при помощи голосообразующего аппарата. Скончался в 7.45 11 мая 1990 года в Москве в отдельной палате на 23-м этаже Всесоюзного онкологического центра[3]. Похоронен на Кунцевском кладбище.

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        The Flying Dutchman

      London: Corvinus Press, [1938] One of 130 copies. Flexible vellum boards with gilt spine. . Quarto. Printed in Corvinus Light and Corvinus Light Italic on Barcham Green "Medway" paper, in black and red. German and English on facing pages. Slight bow to covers, as always. A fine copy. The Corvinus Press was the very private press of George Lionel Seymour Dawson-Damer, Viscount Carlow (1907–1944) in Red Lion Court, off Fleet Street, London. It operated from 1936 until Carlow was killed in an airplane crash in 1944 and produced some fifty books, including new work by T. E. Lawrence, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, Edmund Blunden, Stefan Zweig, Walter de la Mare and H. E. Bates. Perhaps because many of its most important works were done in the early years of World War II, it has been one of the more neglected of the English private presses.

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        [Sixteen Original Publicity Stills for:] PYGMALION

      [Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938. [16]pp. Sixteen original 8 x 10" b & w stills. One has reproduction scaling notes on verso and in margin, as well as signs of mounting tabs and an agency stamp, a few others bear pencil annotations on versos, but otherwise very good to near fine. An unusually large and representative collection of the publicity stills released to promote the US release of the 1938 British film adaptation of Shaw's play, starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller, directed by Howard and Anthony Asquith. All but one have a printed descriptive squib either printed or mounted on the verso, and the exception has lost its former squib. Shaw participated in the writing of the scenario, which resulted in his receipt of an Oscar and his controversial response.

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        Sixteen Original Publicity Stills for:] PYGMALION.

      [Culver City: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1938]. - [16]pp. Sixteen original 8 x 10" b & w stills. One has reproduction scaling notes on verso and in margin, as well as signs of mounting tabs and an agency stamp, a few others bear pencil annotations on versos, but otherwise very good to near fine. An unusually large and representative collection of the publicity stills released to promote the US release of the 1938 British film adaptation of Shaw's play, starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller, directed by Howard and Anthony Asquith. All but one have a printed descriptive squib either printed or mounted on the verso, and the exception has lost its former squib. Shaw participated in the writing of the scenario, which resulted in his receipt of an Oscar and his controversial response.

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        Too Many Cooks: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1938. First Edition. A sharp copy of the fifth Nero Wolfe mystery. First Printing. Octavo; red cloth, with titling stamped in black on spine and front cover; dark blue-gray topstain; 303pp, with the recipes on the last 12 leaves printed on blue stock. Hint of a forward lean, with faint offset from binders glue to pastedowns; very Near Fine, lacking the rare dustjacket.

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        The Yearling

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - 1938. First trade edition. Large 8vo cream pictorial cloth stamped in green. With less than the usual browning at the outer gutters and a tiny bit of light foxing to the front cover and spine. A near-fine, unusually clean copy preserved in a very bright, near fine first issue jacket which has just light rubbing at the upper spine tip and two small closed tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE YEARLING

      Grosset & Dunlap 1938 - The Story Of The Book Is That Charles Scribners Sons Signed The Author And Was The Publisher For The Book Of The Month Club And Grosset & Dunlap Were The True First Edition Publishers.This Book Needs Minor Cover Repair Due To Staining And Shelve Wear And Has A Small Tear On The Title Page But Otherwise All Pages Are Clean And Intact. This Novel Is For The Collectors Of True First Editions First Printing W/Full Number Line 1 ~ 10 Spine Is Tight & Crisp. Boards Are Flat & True; The Corners Are Square W/O Bumps. Very, Very Minor Wear Marks On Edges. Pages Are Clear, Clean, Unmarked And Bright White. No Marks. No Underlining. No Wrinkles Or Creases. Not A Remainder. Not Ex-Lib. Not Bce [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sur l'analyse mécanique - Application aux machines à calculer et aux calculs de la mécanique céleste

      1938 - de (8), 132 et (4) pages Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1938, in-8, de (8), 132 et (4) pages, exemplaire broché (dos fragile, manques de papier en queue et coiffe), Première édition, rare d'un travail pionnier sur l'application du système binaire aux machines à calculer. "Couffignal's 1938 thesis marks "the first time that the thoery of calculating machines had been proposed as the subject of a doctorate thesis in mathematical sciences in the University (Ramunni 1959, 248). The thesis was in three parts. The first part discussed a modification of his 1933 plan for a calculating machine, which he now conceived of as a binary machine. In the second and most significiant part of his thesis, Couffignal defined the nex discipline of Analyse Mécanique. The third part of Couffignal's thesis discussed the design of a special-purpose machine for celestial mechanics calculations" (Origins of cyberspace, 282). Malgré l'estampille, à semi effacée sur la première de couverture de la Bibliothèque du Collège de Villeneuve avec une étiquette, bon exemplaire dans son brochage d'origine portant un envoi signé de l'auteur "à Monsieur Malgouyat" . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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