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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 .

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        Mr. Popper's Penguins.

      Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1938 - Octavo. Original tan cloth boards with lettering in blue to spine and front board, with the the dust jacket. Light spotting to front board, light toning to spine, in dust jacket with toning to front panel and rear panel flap fold edge, spine darkened, light chipping to ends of spine and rear panel top edge, a very good copy. Illustrated throughout by Robert Lawson. First edition, first printing. From the legendary editor, Margaret K. McElderry collection, with a pencil note on front flap in her hand "M. K. McE. for his Majesty H.L.R." McElderry was known as the "grande dame of children's publishing." She became the first publisher to have titles win the Caldecott and Newbery Awards in the same year. Mr. Popper's Penguins is a Newbery Honour title, and the basis for the 2011 film starring Jim Carrey. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Der Weg in die Freiheit. Roman

      Leipzig, Rothbarth 1938. Ganzleinen mit SU, 303 Seiten. Frakturschrift, Fadenbindung, Kopffarbschnitt. SU mit Randläsuren, Einband leicht gebogen, Papier etwas gebräunt, ansonsten gutes Exemplar. Weder stockig noch fleckig.

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        ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS. First edition. With a letter, handwritten and signed by Noemi P. Raymond.

      Tokyo, Japan: published by author, 1938. 116 pages of text. Hardcover burlap covered boards are spiral bound, with minor shelfwear and discoloration. Stained on bottom left corner, discoloring the bottom half of the first few pages, but only a tiny corner of the following text. First edition, first printing of only 1000 copies. Both authors' autographs are printed in facsimile on the title page, above rows of cascading Japanese characters. Amazing interiors are photographed in detail, and floor plans and detailed architectural drawings are included. Includes a two page letter on "Raymond Farm New Hope Pa" letterhead, handwritten and signed by Noemi P. Raymond, to Industrial Designer Paul R. Mac Alister. Beyond March 7th, there is no year stated, but it is circa 1940. Mrs. Raymond addresses Mac Alister regarding upholstery and curtain textile designs before a contract price was set by the manufacturers and dealers. Mrs. Raymond exhibited such designs in Tokyo in 1936 and New York in 1940, and her textiles were chosen by American designers including Louis Kahn to upholster furniture. The letter is an exceedingly rare offering, along with an uncommon first edition of her husband's book. From the working library of Industrial Designer Paul R. Mac Alister.. Signed. First edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Cuban 1938 one peso banknote/currency signed by Ernest Hemingway.

      United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington 1938 - Banknote signed in ink on the back "Ernest Hemingway." Obtained by an American servieman stationed from 1941-43 at the 36th Street Army Air Base in Miami, Air Transport Command, which became known as the "Carribean Wing." The serviceman approached Hemingway in a tavern and obtained the signature. The currency, un peso, shows Jose Marti on the front, with Serial Number E845715A. It is moderately worn and soiled, and the Nobel Prize winning author's signature is somwhat blurred as the ink absorbed into the paper. Hemingway purchased a home outside of Havana in 1940. An unusual offering. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Harbst [=Autumn]

      Melukhe Verlag EMES, Moscow, Soviet Union 1938 - 7 Illustrations in grey and yellow. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ship of The Line

      Little, Brown And Company, Boston 1938 - First American Edition. This copy has an unusual inscription signed to "Margery Sharp from an admirer C.S. Forester."  Margery Sharp was an English author and contemporary of  C.S Forester. She wrote numerous stories for adults' and children, most notably The Rescuers. This copy is superbly rebound in full blue leather with gilt titles. As well as the signed inscription there is minor pencil notation to the front free end-paper. Top edge is coloured red with slight discolouration. The pages are a little age-toned with minor bleeding of the red along the top edge. Pages 47 through to 68 have a very small piece missing to the margins of the text. Contents however are very clean and the binding tight. pp. 323. Overall a good + copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Being Geniuses Together.

      Secker & Warburg, London 1938 - There was no US edition of this title. A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with some gentle soiling, a small spot at the bottom edge of the front panel and a tiny chip at the heel of the spine. Probably the most important memoir by a member of the expartriate community in Paris in the 1920s and a very uncommon title especially with the rare dust jacket. Very few copies of this memoir have survived unlike the revised and edited edition by Kay Boyle in 1968. This copy belonged to the editor/collector Roger Senhouse. His ownership signature is on the flyleaf along with his pencil notations. He has also annotated the text. Laid-in is a 5 x 8 notecard with Senhouse's listing of Contact Editions accompanied by a t.l.s. from author Frank McShane thanking Senhouse for his efforts to find out the whereabouts of McAlmon. an uncommon copy of an uncommon book. Catalog Topaz

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        Reinforced Concrete Pavements, 1st Edition, 2nd Impression

      Wire Reinforcement Instittute. Hardcover. B00DSK2TO4 HB, 1938, 1st edition, 2nd impression. Ships next day. Book is in good shape, no tears, scribbles, highlighting or underlining, has a name on the edge pages, a little general wear, from a smoke-free environment. Items are typically shipped in a plastic bag, in a cardboard cradle, in a manila envelope. Most of my customers rave about my packaging. All US items are shipped with delivery confirmation, if you require this, please let me know. . Good.

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        The Code Of The Woosters

      Herbert Jenkins (1938), London - Original green cloth lettered in black. "PGW38" license plate visible. There is some edge-wear at the spine ends and corners and a small horizontal crease along the bottom edge of the front panel. All of the colors are very bright. 7'/6 price on the spine. Great jacket art by Fenwick. McIlvaine A60B. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        U. S. 1 [INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR]

      Covici Friede Publishers, New York 1938 - [10], 9-147pp, [3], Limited to 1300 Copies, Designed by Robert Josephy, Set in Baskerville Type, and printed on Warren's Eggshell Wove paper by J. J. Little and Ives Company, New York. Inscribed & Signed by the Author on the front free endpaper "For Peter Whiton: / Make music out of night will / change the night / Muriel Rukeyser". Bound in original blue cloth, with binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, NOR MARKINGS. Covers show a darkened spine, gilt dimmed, wear to upper/lower spine edges, darkened endpapers. POETRY. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Prelude for War.

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1938. Crime adventure. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth titled in black to spine and front board, sunning to spine, light fading and edgewear to extremities, strong and bright. In a crisp, strong example of the Thompson dustwrapper, wear to extremities, light marginal creasinga and chipping, closed tear to upper margin of the front panel, creasing to head of spine, trinagle of loss to upper corner of the rear panel, nevertheless a most handsome example of a scarce bit of sainthood. Shows very well, blue endpapers, internally bright and clean. A Saint novel.

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        La conspiration

      First edition of which there were no large paper copies, one advance (service de presse) copy.With an autograph inscription from Paul Nizan to Marcelle Tinayre.A good copy. Gallimard Paris 1938 12x19cm broché

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        Corneille

      First edition, review copy.Binding half black box, back smooth, flat paper timber way, guards and contreplats black paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, signed binding Mercher.Signed autograph of Robert Brassillach Emile Henriot.Nice copy pleasantly established. Fayard & Cie Paris 1938 12x19cm relié

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        NEWS BULLETIN. VOL I. NO. 2 (APR 38), VOL. II NO. 1 (OCT 38), 2 (JAN 39), 3 (MAR 39), VOL. III NO. 1 (OCT 39) + 2 (JAN 40), VOL. IV. NO. 1 (OCT 40), 2 (JAN 41), 3 (APR 41), VOL. V NO. 1 (OCT 41) + 3 (APR 42), VOL. VII. NO. 1 (OCT 43), 2 (JAN 44) 3 (APR 44), VIII. NO. 1 (OCT 44), 2 (FEB 45), 3 (MAY 45), VOL. IX. NO. 1 (OCT 45), 2 (JAN 46), 3 (MAY 46), VOL. X. NO. 1. (NOV 46) [21 ISSUES IN TOTAL]

      New York, American Friends Of The Hebrew University In Jerusalem, 1938. First edition. Period springboard binder, with all original illustrated paper wrappers bound in (easily removed without damage if preferred) . 4to. Around 2-4 pages; 28 cm. A nearly complete run of the News Bulletin Published by American Friends of the Hebrew University during the Holocaust (and early post-Holocaust) years, in Jerusalem, from 1938-1946. Each edition packed with dozens of black-and-white photographs of students, professors, and honorees at the university. Includes articles on dozens of important scientists, academics, and organizational leaders including Albert Einstein, Judah L. Magnes, and Julian W. Mack.

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        SKETCH BOOK. Wrapper title: Walt Disney's Sketch - Book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

      (60) pages nearly all illustrated in black & white. 12 mounted colour plates.Original cloth. Full colour pictorial dust-wrapper. First Edition. A fine copy that has a few light marks and some very slight chipping to the wrapper. This title was not published in the United States.

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        Majesty's Rancho

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1938 - Gray flexible cloth 1st edition variant. 6-2 (June 1942 publication) C-R (March 1942.) Stated first edition. Ex-college library gift copy with tipped in bookplate to fep, pencilled numbers at rear, no other library markings, no library binding. Minimal wear to spine ends/tips. The DJ in mylar has flap price of $2.00 intact and states "Service Edition" over title. The orange/red DJ is slightly toned at spine, with tiny chip to bottom edge and small stray mark to front panel, else fine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lonesomest Doll

      Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston and New York 1938 - Thin 8vo. 80pp. Tan cloth blocked in black and orange in a design by the illustrator. Title page and three full page illustrations in rose and greenish-blue and 25 black and white drawing by Rackham. Published only in the United States. Light soil to the binding, and a few creased page corners else this is a very good copy. Latimore and Haskell p. 63. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cours naturel

      First edition, one of numbered copies on vélin, this one hors commerce.Handsome autograph inscription signed by Paul Eluard to Edouard Dujardin : "... en témoignage d'attachement fidèle..."  Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1938 16x20cm broché

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        Laughter in the Dark

      Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. FIRST U.S. EDITION; the first book to be published by Nabokov in the United States and the first appearance of Nabokov's English translation (from the Russian). The first English-language edition of Laughter in the Dark appeared in England under the title Camera Obscura in 1936 but Nabokov so disliked the translation (by Winifred Roy) that he decided to produce his own translation for the U.S. edition."Laughter in the Dark is one of the finest works of Vladimir Nabokov's early Russian-language period, a dazzling, cinematic masterpiece, beautiful, cruel and horribly funny. Written in 1932, it displays the thirty-three-year-old genius in the full enjoyment of his powers. It is the least self-consciously 'literary' of his novels--never again would he write with such meticulous delicacy and dash--and perhaps the most directly enjoyable" (John Banville). The story of a middle-age man falling in love with a young girl would later be revisited (to much greater notoriety) in Nabokov's Lolita.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, [1938]. Original green cloth, original dust jacket. Book fine, dust jacket with mild edgewear and reinforcement at verso folds. Rare. Fine / Very Good.

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        The Spanish Earth [F. A. I. End Papers]

      Cleveland The J. B. Savage Company 1938 Exceptionally scarce First Issue with F. A. I. banner end papers, one of fewer than 100 copies from a limited edition of 1000 copies, of which this is number 116. (Hemingway so disliked the original orange end papers showing soldiers advancing beneath the flag of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica, or F. A. I, one of the pro-Republican belligerents in the Spanish Civil War, that after an estimated 50 to 100 copies were bound (so reported by the publisher in a letter to Hanneman) the endpapers were changed to plain.) Illustrated by Frederick K. Russell, with introduction by Jasper Wood. Small, slim 8vo: 60pp, with 7 full-page original charcoal drawings. Publisher's tan linen cloth, front cover lettered in black and decorated in orange, spine lettered in black, printed throughout in black on tan Linweave paper, absent the original glassine jacket (fresh one added). A superlative copy, covers and spine almost pristine with barest hint of toning; tightly bound text, fresh and bright; superb illustrations. Hanneman A15a. Fine ¶ Text of the narration for the sound track that Hemingway contributed to the 1938 film of the same name, about the Spanish Civil War, which broke out in 1936 with a military uprising in Morocco on July 17, triggered by events in Madrid. Within days, Spain was divided in two: a "Republican," or "Loyalist," Spain consisting of the Second Spanish Republic (within which were pockets of revolutionary anarchism and Trotskyism), and a "Nationalist" Spain under the insurgent generals and, eventually, under the leadership of General Francisco Franco. "Late in 1936, while Hemingway was working on To Have and Have Not, the North American Newspaper Alliance offered to hire him to report on the civil war being fought in Spain. The literary fruits of this undertaking, in addition to the news stories Hemingway produced to fulfill his contract, were the script for the narration of a pro-Republic documentary film, The Spanish Earth; a relatively unsuccessful play, The Fifth Column (published with his collected stories as The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories); a handful of short stories about wartime Spain, and his most successful novel in more than a decade, For Whom the Bell Tolls." (Literary Encyclopedia) The Spanish Earth was published by a precocious Cleveland high-school student named Jasper Wood, who was so moved on seeing the film that he convinced Hemingway to allow publication of the text. Fewer than a hundred copies were bound (this first issue is a notable Hemingway rarity) before Wood made the change to plain tan end papers (the second issue). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        L'aeronautica italiana nell'immagine 1487-1875 Bibliografia di Giuseppe Boffito con aggiunte di Paolo Arrigoni

      Edizioni d'arte Emilio Bestetti,, Milano, 1938 - In-folio (cm. 40), pp. (8) iv, 184 (2). Con 174 tavole fuori testo. Legatura editoriale in mezza pergamena, piatti illustrati e dorso con titoli e fregi in oro. Taglio di testa dorato. Entro custodia in cart. rigido decorato. Curiosi rinforzi in carta decorata agli angoli della legatura. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Tiratura limitata a 500 esemplari. Celebre pubblicazione, verosimilmente la migliore dedicata all'aeronautica in Italia nel '900. Al foglio di guardia copia della lettera della Reale Accademia d'Italia a Timina Caproni Guasti che comunica il conferimento di un Encomio per l'opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Ship of the Line

      Michael Joseph 1938 - C.S. Forester offered a powerful protagonist in Captain Horatio Hornblower and his Hornblower series with good writing detail that provides authenticity, and good stories that live on in the reader's head. In 1927, C.S. Forester purchased three volumes of The Naval Chronicle from 1790 to 1820. For the Chronicle, officers of the Royal Navy wrote articles on strategy, seamanship, gunnery, and other professional topics of interest to their colleagues. The Chronicle for those years covered the wars with Napoleon. Forester, a former medical student-turned-writer had plotted "The Happy Return" (First Hornblower Novel, Issued in the US as "Beat to Quarters"), published in 1937. "A Ship of the Line" and "Flying Colours" were published soon after in 1938. Forester's interest in the Romantic period and the political and military maneuvers of the early 1800's continued, and the Hornblower saga was produced. This is the extremely rare second book of the series since production was limited as the publisher had planned to release a separate edition that bundled "A Ship of the Line" with "Flying Colours." "Flying Colours" was released after the double volume. It became almost a ritual for Mr. Forester to announce after each Hornblower book that it would be his last. "We have said goodbye to each other and meant it a dozen times at least," he remarked in 1957. The novelist had left a manuscript of the last Hornblower novel in a bank vault with instructions that it be published only after his death. In this novel, which is the 12th in the series, the irascible, resourceful master of fighting sail dies. This second book of the series is in very good condition with clean pages and its original dust-wrapper showing some edge-wear and tiny bit of spotting to the back only. Book is without any restoration. A first impression, unique item in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Flying Colours - SIGNED by the Author

      Michael Joseph, 1938 A first edition, first printing published by Michael Joseph in 1938. A very good+ book without inscriptions - some light spotting to the page edges. SIGNED on the rare Rex Whistler designed Book Society plate to the front endpaper by Forester. In a very good unclipped wrapper with some light loss to the spine tips and a little corners - Spine browned as usual. Rare with the SIGNED bookplate.[removed][removed]

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        A PANORAMA OF THE CORONATION PROCESSION OF THEIR MAJESTIES MAY 12TH 1937. Drawn by Mary McNeile for Captain J. R. Abbey. Produced at the Chiswick Press Ltd by Collotype and Stencil Coloured. May 1938.

      Continuous panoramic strip measuring 216 x 4.5 inches, depicting the coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth, winding into a wooden cylinder with a crown top. This is Number 21 of a limited edition of 125 copies. Slight rubbing to the pictorial label on the cylinder; else a fine copy. Scarce.

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        Manuscrit et tapuscrit complet constituant la version primitive de Thomas l'obscur.

      1938. An exceptional complete set of 454 manuscript and typescript leaves with copious corrections and deletions, being an early version of Thomas l'Obscur, which sheds light on the process of the composition of the work based on the earlier typescript:  Thomas le Solitaire [Thomas the Solitary]. The document is made up of two states: a manuscript of 275 leaves, and a collection of 179 leaves composed of 132 leaves of the typescript (entirely corrected) of Thomas le Solitaire, and 47 inserted manuscript leaves.The 275-page manuscript finishes with a reference to the typescript-manuscript document, which itself has a double ending, for Thomas le Solitaire (typescript) and the end of Thomas l'Obscur (manuscript).It would appear that the typescript-manuscript is a first step in the work leading up to the manuscript proper, but together with it forms an inseparable whole since the references from one to the other are constant. The pages of the manuscript in fact regularly contain cross-references to the typescript-manuscript and the sequence of pages is interrupted several times to include the numbering of the typescript-manuscript.The manuscript version, as well as the typescript-manuscript version both show significant differences from the published version (which appeared in 1941). Some passages from the text of Thomas le Solitaire are still included in the manuscript and variances with the published novel are manifold.  This important document, therefore, marks a key moment in the work of the author, where the novel was still in full-blown development.This unique set undoubtedly constitutes the most important source of information on the development of the novels of one of the most closed-off writers of the 20th century after Kafka. 1938 13,5x21cm et 21x27cm 454 feuillets dont 322 manuscrits

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        Le Théâtre de la nature.

      Bruxelles, ohne weitere Angaben, [um 1938]. - Quer-4°. Titelblatt, Kolophon und |20 Tafeln mit kolorierten Orig.-Lithographien|. Orig.-Pappmappe Schlangenhautprägung. Eins von 200 numerierten Exemplaren nur für Subsribenten. Sehr seltene, ausgefallene und extrem erotische Mappe. Gezeigt wird in diesem "Natur-Theater" munteres Vögeln an allen nur erdenklichen Orten und Plätzen, munter durcheinander, vorzugsweise in Orgien und das liebe Tier darf gelegentlich auch mitmachen. Gezeichnet mit schnellem Strich mit viel Sinn für die Details; teilweise geprägt von zynischem Witz und schwarzem Humor entsteht sowohl ein hintergründiges als auch derb grotekes Werk. Alle Blätter tragen weitere 'kommentierende' erotische Randglossen. Hinter dem Pseudonym "Santippa" verbirgt sich der Künstler |Georges Hofmann|. Bibliographisch ist diese ausgefallene Mappe nur bei Dutel 2496 nachweisbar. Im Gegensatz zu den 'normalen' Exemplaren, bei denen nur 16 Blätter koloriert sind, wurden bei unserem vorliegenden Exemplar alle Tafeln koloriert. Mappe leicht berieben. Sehr rar. ------------- [Santippa]. Le Théâtre de la nature. Bruxelles, sans informations supplémentaires [vers 1938]. Oblong in-4. Page de titre, colophon et 20 planches avec héliogravures en couleurs. Portfolio recouvert avec papier en couleurs en forme de peau de serpent. Un des 200 exemplaires numérotés, réservés aux sousripteurs. Portfolio rare, peu commun et dans un style érotique à extrème. On voit dans ce théatre le baisement dans tous les endroits et places imaginables, vivement mélangé, par préférence en orgies dont les animaux domestiques peuvent parfois participer. Dessiné avec un trait rapide avec beaucoup de sens pour les détails. Parfois dominé par un humour sarcastique et de blagues noires ; ensemble une œuvre non seulement grotesque et grossière mais également complexe. Toutes les planches portent ainsi des commentaires en forme de remarques érotiques. Sous le pseudonyme de 'Santippa' se cache l'artiste |Georges Hofmann|. Au contraire à l'édition ‚normale', dont seule 16 planches sont coloriées, notre exemplaire ont toutes les planches en couleurs. Portfolio un peu frotté. Page de titre légèrement jauni. Très rare. Référence bibliografique seul chez Dutel 2496. ------------------------------ |English description available on request.|

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        Brighton Rock.

      London, Heinemann. 1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth with titles in gilt to spine, beige-drab endpapers. Internally very clean with just a hint of the usual tanning which can affect the paper. Boards are bright, spine a shade sunned and a little frayed to head and tail. A most presentable copy lacking the ridiculously rare dustwrapper. The chilling tale of teenage mob-leader Pinkie; a masterpiece of psycho-realism, a fascinating study of evil, sin, and the 'appalling strangeness of the mercy of God' withholds easy judgement as a narrative takes us through the moral question of what is simultaneously fascinating and repellent. R.A Wobbe; Graham Greene-A Bibliography & Guide to Research. Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p174-177.

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        Forever Ulysses

      New York: Viking 1938 [actually December 1937]. PRIVATE PRE-PUBLICATION EDITION, number 6 of just 65 copies. Octavo, pp.315; [3], blank. Near fine in original linen-backed silk boards featuring rather striking gold orange and yellow vertical stripes, in accompanying gold card slip-case (rubbed). Translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor. This rare edition was issued 'to the officers and staff of the publishers, Christmas 1937'. The author's debut novel and Patrick Leigh Fermor's first significant literary contribution. An important item. The Works of Patrick Leigh Fermor featured in The Guardian's 'Greatest Travel Book' Selection [2011].

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        Artists in Crime.

      London, Geoffrey Bles. 1938. First edition text in second state cloth (black lettering), effectively the First cheap Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's bright red cloth. 310pp. Internally fresh and clean. Clad in either a cheap edition or colonial variation of the dustwrapper bearing a Reginald Saunders [Toronto] publishing label applied to the spine. Wrapper chipped to extremities with some loss to head and tail of spine, with an additional small triangle of loss to the lower edge of the back panel. Wrapper nevertheless clean and fresh. Dame Ngaio Marsh is best known for her 32 detective novels published between 1934 and 1982, all featuring Inspector Alleyn. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original 'Queens of Crime' - female British crime writers who dominated the crime fiction genre of the 1930s and 1940s. Of the four, her work shows the greatest depth of characterisation, and often carries a vein of humour.

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        Arms and the Covenant. Speeches on Foreign Affairs and National Defence. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.

      George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd, 1938. FIRST EDITION, EARLIEST STATE. 8vo., pps 466. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine in pale blue dustwrapper. This copy is a Colonial issue, sold by A.H.Spencer of Melbourne and with UK price clipped from jacket, Australian label applied to spine. A letter from Government House, Australia, confirms its status. Book is fine but for watermark to top edge- jacket is very good; a little spotted to upper, spine toned with snipped price as mentioned. The first edition comprised only 5000 copies. This example in the EARLIEST STATE dust jacket of pale blue, published June 1938; The 1940 remainder issue (original binding) is wrapped in a reset yellow jacket. The US version, entitled 'While England Slept' was not published until late September 1938. Langworth p192.

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        Albert Richard Football Map....

      Milwaukee, WI. Albert Richard Co. 1938. Color poster, pictorial / pictographic map, 19 x 26 inches (49 x 66 cm). Brown and white illustrations and text on verso. Light creasing from rolling, light toning and wear to edges, overall very good condition. Eye-catching pictorial map proudly proclaiming America's passion for college football, with a "Key to Official College Nicknames" with 140 listings (lower centre of map). On the verso is a listing of The Albert Richard All-American Team of the 1937 season, and the reader is invited to "join in selecting this year's Albert Richard All-American Team - to share in awarding this honor to football's outstanding stars of 1938."Also on the verso are illustrations and descriptions of rugged outerwear from this manufacturer of men's clothing. Albert Richard Co. published this series of football maps from the late 1930s to early 1950s, all brightly colored and full of information for the football fan. These pictorial map posters combine great graphics with fascinating information and an interesting historical spin. In fact the 1941 map in the series is documented in "Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States" (2004) by Vincent Virga and Alan Brinkley: "Derived from the nineteenth-century English games of soccer and rugby, American football emerged as an inter-collegiate sport in the 1870s and as a professional sport in the 1890s. This pictorial map demonstrates how popular football had become by the beginning of World War II. With a primary emphasis on the collegiate side of the sport, with team nicknames, 1940 season records, and major conference championships, it also documents the major professional clubs - only ten at the time. The map carries the endorsement of the noted sports writer Grantland Rice, and reports his selections for the 1940 All-America team."...

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        The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger.

      4to. Recently handsomely bound in half dark blue calf over dark blue cloth sides, spine with 5 raised bands ruled and lettered in gilt with gilt floral centres, top edge gilt; pp. [viii], 9-143; with wonderful coloured illustrations throughout by the author; a fine copy, both externally and internally. First U.S. edition; issued in the same format as the U.K. edition and published the following year. This fantasy tale has become a modern children's classic and continues the story of Aladdin, describing how Aladdin's son goes on a quest to release a magician from a spell. Interestingly Beatrix Potter referred to 'The Land of Green Ginger' as the setting for her story The Fairy Caravan (1929). Noel Langley was a South-African born playwright and novelist who, interestingly, wrote the screenplay for the M.G.M. adaptation of Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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        La proie

      Albin Michel. First edition, a Service de Presse (advance) copy.Inscribed by the author Irene Nemirovsky to Lucien Descaves.Back insolated. Albin Michel Paris 1938 12x19cm broché

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        Chicago. The Greatest Inland City in the World.

      Chicago. Colortext Publications, 1938. Color bird's eye view pictorial map, 15 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (39 x 52 cm) on sheet 17 x 22 inches. Metal hanging strips to upper and lower edge as issued. Light dampstaining to left margin, image in very good, bright condition. A fascinating bird's eye view of the city with ninety four businesses / buildings numbered on the map and identified in the legend at lower left. Many more are named on the map. The more significant buildings are rendered in detail providing a magnificent account of the city just before World War II. The city is a hub of activity: a plane flies at upper left, two trains head into the city from the northwest and ships ply Lake Michigan. The map is artistically rendered in lithography by C.L. Hawkins. The view is from the east, stretching from the South Shore Country Club in the south along the lake to the Edgewater Beach Hotel in the north. On the horizon are the suburbs of Frankfort, La grange, Leyden, and the Curtiss Reynold Airport. DePaul University Library in Chicago is the only holding library listed on WorldCat.

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        AN INLAND VOYAGE.

      Stamford: Overbrook Press, 1938. 8 x 11. Double spread illustrated title, 138 pages. Title page, 23 chapter headings, and press mark gouache illustrations by Jean Hugo are reproduced in pochoir by Jean Saudé. Seven of these have offset very slightly. Quarter yellow calf & turquoise cloth with calf cover label. Spine has a few light abrasions and is evenly & lightly faded; all else fine in lightly worn slipcase. One of 150 copies. Design and composition by Margaret B. Evans in Caslon Old Face. Printed on handmade paper. The pochoir illustrations are lush. A lovely book, and a chef d'oeuvre of The Overbrook Press.

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        UNE FOI POUR TOUTES, POÈMES.

      La Louvière, Belgium: Edition des Cahiers de RUPTURE 1938 - Achille Chavée. UNE FOI POUR TOUTES. POÈMES. La Louvière: Edition des Cahiers de RUPTURE, 1938. Chavée inscribed this copy at the time of publication to Julien Levy, the important international promoter of Surrealist art. Number 138 of only 185 copies on papier vergé. A rare title by the Belgian surrealist (1906-1969) who was one of the founders of RUPTURE and his second publication under the RUPTURE imprint. RUPTURE and Chavée received initial encouragement from Breton and Eluard, and Chavée remained a leading figure in the postwar Belgian avant-garde. Thus, a superb association copy. The printed wrapper is detached from the text block and in good condition only with a water stain along a portion of the spine extending slightly onto the front and rear panels. The text is largely unopened with some light foxing on the preliminary panels, but unmarked except for the inscription on the front blank. Note that the entire text is in the French language. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        THE BRIDGE IN THE JUNGLE

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First American Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good+/Very Good. Octavo. 286pp. Bound in green cloth lettered in gilt. A tale told by an American wanderer of a strange adventure in a jungle somewhere south of the Rio Grand and the source of the 1971 film starring John Huston, as Howard. A very good+ copy, in a very good dust jacket with mild wear.

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        Birds And Beasts In Africa, and The Angler In South Africa.

      London: Macmillan and Co, and Johannesburg: Hortors Ltd, 1938 and 1923. Pair of Baden-Powell association copies, with a letter of authenticity from the scout association: 1) The Angler In South Africa. Inscribed "To The Chief Scout" by H.V. Marsh, the Assistant Commissioner of Natal during Baden-Powell's trip to South Africa in 1926. Octavo, pp.190. Bound in publisher's gray cloth over card boards, titles in black to upper and spine. With 34 photographic plate illustrations, and a fold-out appendix of fish, where they can be found, and what baits are most suitable for catching them. Binding shows some bumping to spine ends, case slightly shaken, spine sunned, rear joint showing a little gauze. Internally clean, with no signs of spotting. Marsh's ink inscription appears on the front flyleaf. 2) Birds and Beasts In Africa. Inscribed to "Miss Southey" from Baden-Powell, in thanks for work done for him in Nyeri, 1940. Octavo, pp.169. Bound in publisher's cream cloth, recased with top of spine laid down, black stamped African figure and titles in red to upper, titles in red to spine. Illustrated with colour frontispiece, seven other colour plates, and numerous in-text black and white illustrations. Cloth binding is a little tanned, with some bumping to corners. Internally clean, minor tanning to prelims, Baden-Powell's ink inscription to half title.An extraordinary pair of volumes, given to and given by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, adventurer and founder of the Scouts. H.V. Marsh was a prominent figure in the South African Scout movement, so much so that in 1963 the South African Scout Association founded the "The H V Marsh Award for Scout Journalism". The letter which accompanies the two volumes, from the Scout Association Archives, describes The Angler in South Africa as 'a most appropriate book' - because 'if [Baden-Powell] had a spare moment during his busy life he liked to fish'. Without wishing to speculate too far, since Baden-Powell addresses Birds And Beasts In South Africa simply to "Miss Southey", there are several potential candidates amongst the descendants of Sir Richard Southey (1808-1901), first Treasurer and then Colonial Secretary in Natal. The dating of the gift is also interesting as Baden-Powell was to die in Nyeri the following year, in 1941. By this time, Nyeri had become associated with the Happy Valley set, which included Lady Idina Sackville, the infamous Jock Delves Broughton, and a number of other aristocrats.

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        Rebecca - First Issue - SIGNED by the Author with signed letter from Daphne Du Maurier

      Gollancz, 1938 A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1938. A very good+ book without inscriptions. A signature cut SIGNED by the Author (with best wishes) to the front pastedown. Some light wear to the edges, but a very clean copy. In a dust wrapper which has benefitted from some light restoration to the spine ends and corners and now presents as a very good example indeed. Accompanying the book is a letter written on Du Maurier's stationary (Greyfriars, fleet, Hants) and dated October 19th '37. /Dear Sir/It was very/kind of you to write/and tell me what you/thought of "Rebecca"/and I appreciate your/criticism./It is a great encouragement/to know that "Rebecca"/appeals to serious readers,/beside the ordinary novel-/reading public who read/for excitement/Thank you indeed for/writing/Yours sincerely/Daphne du Maurier/. One can only assume that the letter is addressed to a critic or reviewer, given the pre-publication date of the letter in terms of the book itself. A lovely association to the book. The first edition in the original dust wrapper is becoming very scarce indeed.[removed][removed]

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        Cours naturel

      First edition, one of 750 numbered copies on vélin paper, this one of the hors commerce advance copies.A fine autograph inscription from Paul Eluard: "A Man Ray, son ami fidèle...[For Man Ray, his faithful friend]."Recipient's ex-dono in biro to head of first endpaper, ex-libris inside upper cover.Housed in a red morocco-backed chemise with 'ex. Man Ray" at foot of spine in gilt, paper boards and card slipcase by Devauchelle.  Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1938 16x21cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Finite Approximations to Lie Groups; The Extensions of a Group.

      Princeton; Groningen: University Press; Noordhoff, 1938; 1938. First edition, the extremely rare offprint issues, and with a fine provenance, of the two papers on group theory written by Turing at Princeton under the supervision of John Von Neumann. Offprints of Turing's papers are extremely rare in institutional holdings, and even more so in commerce. We have located only two other copies of the first offprint and one of the second: a copy of each in the Turing Archive at King's College, Cambridge (AMT/B/13 and AMT/B/14), and a copy of the first in the Max Newman collection (now at Bletchley Park). As far as we are aware, the latter is the only other copy of either offprint to have appeared in commerce. Turing's undergraduate tutor at King's College, Cambridge was the group theorist Philip Hall; this probably explains why the first three of Turing's published papers were on group theory. His first paper "was a small and easily stated advance on a recent theorem of von Neumann's. The latter had defined two notions of 'left' and 'right' periodicity but had missed the fact that they are equivalent. Turing proved this, and it appeared as a two page paper in April 1935 ['Equivalence of left and right almost periodicity,' Journal of the London Mathematical Society, Vol. 10, 1935]. By coincidence von Neumann arrived on a sabbatical visit from Princeton that month and proceeded to lecture on the subject; it is from this time that the two must have been acquainted" (Welch, p. 3). The next two years were spent working on his great paper on the 'Entscheidungsproblem,' including the introduction of the 'universal Turing machine'. The Entscheidungsproblem had been solved slightly earlier by Alonzo Church, and with both Church and von Neumann at Princeton it was natural for Turing to visit Princeton, which he did in 1937. Once there, and under von Neumann's direction, Turing attacked "a problem suggested by the emigré Polish mathematician S. Ulam: that of asking whether continuous groups could be approximated by finite groups, rather like approximating a sphere by polyhedra. Von Neumann had passed the problem to Alan, who successfully dealt with it by April, when it was submitted. This was fast work, although as he had shown that continuous groups could not in general be approximated in this way, it was a rather negative result" (Hodges, pp.129-130). The actual result proved by Turing is described by Max Newman as follows. "If a (connected) Lie group L can, for arbitrary ? > 0, be ?-approximated by a finite group whose multiplication law is an ?-approximation to that of L, in the sense that the two products of any two elements are withinof each other, then L must be both compact and abelian" (Newman, p. 258). The second offered paper "concerns the problem of determining the extensions of a given group G by a given group H inducing given classes of automorphisms" (Welch, p. 10). "This was an important contribution to the theory of extensions of a not necessarily Abelian group as it stood at that time" (J. L. Britton in Collected Works: Pure Mathematics, p. xi). On the strength of these two papers von Neumann offered Turing a post-doctoral position at Princeton, but he declined and returned to Cambridge in the summer of 1938 to resume his Fellowship. Although there are no ownership marks, these offprints are from the working library of Robin Gandy. "[Gandy's] interest in [mathematical logic] commenced through his wartime acquaintance with Alan Turing as far back as 1944. His twin interests in the foundations of science and mathematics were fostered by Turing. These interests moulded a career which always seemed larger than his publication list, although that grew in diversity with the years to include some seminal papers. Initially, he read widely and published little, but around 1960 he started to produce the major results which made him an international figure in the theory of abstract recursion and in effective, descriptive set theory. There were also major conceptual innovations such as the theory of inductive definitions, and a plethora of ingenious intricate proofs in different corners of the subject. He wrote papers on many areas of logic and was much in demand as a reviewer of books on the foundations of mathematics and science. He remained active and productive and was a familiar figure at international conferences until his sad and unexpected death (from an aortic rupture) on November 20th, 1995. "He was born on September 22nd, 1919, in Peppard, Oxfordshire, where his father, Thomas Gandy, was in general practice. His mother Ida Gandy earned a reputation for a sequence of books based on her early life in Wiltshire. Educated at Abbotsholme, a progressive public school, he went on to join that special elite at King's College, Cambridge, intellectual home of such famous names as E. M. Forster the novelist, J. Maynard Keynes the economist - and Alan Turing. He met Turing at a party in 1940 (Gandy's graduation year) but their early wartime careers were separate. Gandy was commissioned in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and became an expert on military radio and radar, whilst Turing joined the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park. They were brought together at Hanslope Park in 1944 to work on a speech decipherment system, christened 'Delilah' at Gandy's suggestion because it was intended to be a "deceiver of men". "Their friendship continued after the war, back at King's College where Turing had resumed his fellowship. Gandy took Part III of the Mathematical Tripos with distinction, then began studying for a PhD under Turing's supervision; his successful thesis on the logical foundation of physics ("On axiomatic systems in mathematics and theories in physics") was presented in 1953 and can now be seen as a bridge between his wartime expertise and later career. When Turing died in 1954 he left his mathematical books and papers to Gandy, who, in 1963, took over from Max Newman the task of editing the papers for publication" (Moschovakis & Yates, pp. 367-8). Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma, 1983; Yiannis Moschovakis & Mike Yates, 'In Memoriam: Robin Oliver Gandy 1919-1995', Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, Vol. 2, 1996, pp. 367-370. Max Newman, 'Alan Mathison Turing,' Bibliographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society, Vol. I, 253-263). P. D. Welch, 'Turing's mathematical work' (maths.bris.ac.uk/~mapdw/welch_proc_ems.pdf). Two offprints: 'Finite approximations to Lie groups,' from Annals of Mathematics, Vol. 39, No. 1, January, 1938, pp. 105-111; 'The extensions of a group,' from Compositio Mathematica, Vol. 5, Fasc. 3. Groningen: P. Noordhoff, 1938, pp. 357-367. Both offprints in original printed wrappers (the first with some occasional pencil marginalia, probably by Gandy). Fine condition.

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        Australia and New Guinea Photograph/Collage/Poetry Albums by "The Vagabond"

      1938 - Two unusually artistic photograph albums filled with collage photographic images of New South Wales, the South coast, and New Guinea. Adorned with poetry, philosophy, wit and wisdom, and the author's personal commentary written in gold ink to accompany the photographs of a man identifying himself as 'The Vagabond', in his travels through Australia and New Guinea in 1936 and 1938. The author of these albums is unidentified except by his pseudonym. There are several snapshots of the man, who looks to be in his 50's or 60's, or lived hard in the years he's wearing. Several of the poems give us clues that he is an American, working and traveling in Australia in 1936 and 1938. "I've swum the Colorado where it runs down near to hell, I've been jerked around with many a locoed (?) cowI've mixed it with some tough Guys down along the Rio GrandeBut You ought to get an eyeful of me now.The Vagabond" The albums are inscribed to two different women - 'Bettie' in 1936 and 'Margie' in 1938. The album inscribed to Marge ends with his portrait and this poem:"Dear MargeI have sweltered in the TropicsAnd knew Alaskan snowAnd rode with Pancho VillaYears ago in MexicoSwallowed in the .Was with Chiang in old .And here I am in WaterfallJust look me over now. Ever yours, The Vagabond. 23/3/38So Long Marge, someday, someplace on another Star, I'll be seeing you, L'il Pal"In total, 118 b&w commercial photographs that have been artfully torn, edged in gold and collaged with caption and verse in gold ink to make each page a work of art. These images are from Samuel Wood's postcard series, as ascertained by some of the captions & postcard numbers which remain visible. The images are mostly views of Sydney, including the harbor, Rushcutters Bay, Kirribilli Point, Neutral Bay, Apsmans, Mosman's Bay, botanical gardens, Hyde Park, Government House, squares and memorials, street scenes, St. Mary's Cathedral, and "the bridge that ruined a beautiful harbor"; Palm Beach, Balmoral Beach, Adelaide Dam, Burrinjuck Dam, scenic views of the Hawkesbury River, the bush, Kiama Blowhole, Fitzroy Waterfall, Careel Head; two Aboriginal boys with boomerang and wooden spear, native warriors with scarring, and a tribal chief; animals such as kangaroos with the caption: 'A kangaroo is an attempt of Nature to produce a safe pedestrian,' koalas, kookaburras, and non-native animals at the Sydney Zoo; New Guinea: Malay Bear, a "sheik" of New Guinea (prince), native boat race, 'A New Guinea Belle' with the caption: 'You may talk about your flappers in the good old USA, but just get an eyeful of 'em from down New Guinea way', Port Moresby.Additionally, there is a 4pp greeting card loosely inserted into the larger album inscribed to 'Margie' and entitled, "Aborigianalities From Australia" with 5 photos edged in gold of an aboriginal man and the caption 'King Billy of "The Mookii"' and a short poem by "The Vagabond". The handmade card measures 3.75 x 6". The poem inside the card indicates a personal relationship with "King Billy."Staunch as his build in his Friendships-Bitter in hates besideAnd he helped the Luck - of the Vagabond - When the luck of the Vagabond died. The Vagabond"There are 27 vernacular photographs taken by the author, including three of aborigines. Commercially available photograph albums, black card covers, string bound, with embossed covers, the smaller from 1936 (10 x 7"), 24 leaves (images on both sides), horses and chariot on front; the larger from 1938 (12.5 x 9.25"), 15 leaves, embossed with a rugby scene. Photos range in size approximately from under 1 x 1" to 3.5 x 5.5". Covers slightly bumped/rubbed at corners, dusty but altogether very good condition. The smaller album has one chip at bottom edge of back cover. Interior very clean and neat, written in gold ink, faded on some pages but legible. An extraordinary piece of folk art. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aux couleurs de Rome

      Nrf 1938 - - Nrf, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 35 exemplaires numérotés sur pur fil, tirage de tête. Agréable exemplaire malgré deux très insolations sans gravité en tête et en pied du dos. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 35 numbered copies on pur fil, the tirage de tête. A good copy despite two clear traces of sunning to head and foot of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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