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        The Potter's House.

      Muscatine, The Prairie Press, 1938 - Muscatine, The Prairie Press, 1938, first edition. One of just 490 hardcover copies of Stegner's elusive third book, color first letters of each chapter and with the running heads at the side of pages, with red page numbers, this is a great private press production, the book was dedicated to Philip and Margaret Gray, the friends of Stegner who were the models for the characters in his acclaimed novel, Crossing to Safety, Colberg A3. Clean and bright, at least very nearly fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        Dictionnaire abrégé [exposition: 17 janvier - 24 février 1938], Galerie des Beaux Arts, 140, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré,

      Paris, Imp. H. Jourde, 1938 - 24,5 x 16 cm, 75 (1) Seiten, zahlreiche schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, mit dem einliegenden 8-seitigen Ausstellungskatalog (Klammerheftung), der 229 Katalog-Nummern verzeichnet, Original-Schutzumschlag in rot und schwarz von Tanguy entworfen; der eigentliche Ausstellung-Katalog ist lose in den Dictionnaire abrégé eingelegt, so wie ursprünglich 1938 während der Ausstellung herausgegeben. Der Dictionnaire abrégé mit dem Transparentpapier-Schutzumschlag, so wie erschienen. Außergewöhnlich gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Selten. zum eigentlichen Ausstellungskatalog siehe: Dok.-Bibl. I, 48; III, 125; V, 42. - ex libris 3, 892; 15, 456. - Dictionnaire abrégé: Bolliger 6, 111; 7, 333; 9, 126. - ex libris 3, 740; 5, 1306; 7, 1259 (weitere). - Karpel 167. - Charpentier (1964), 179. - Ein Faksimiledruck vom Dictionnaire abrégé erschien 1980. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orlando the Marmalade Cat. A CAMPING HOLIDAY.

      [32] pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. Original pictorial paper-covered boards; original pictorial dust-wrapper. Folio. First edition. Near contemporary gift inscription for Christmas 1939 at head of title. Dust-wrapper a little worn at extremities with a few short tears, but no loss; else a fine copy of the first Orlando book. A very difficult title to find in dust-wrapper.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Arms and the Covenant.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1938. Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. [And:] HASSAL, Christopher, & Denis Mathews. Eddie Marsh, Sketches for a Composite Literary Portrait of Sir Edward Marsh. Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine within gilt panel, two-line border to front board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco solander box and chemise. Portrait frontispiece. Spine sunned, front board with small section of commensurate fading to top edge and upper outer corner bumped, faint ghosting to tanned half-title from Churchill's inscription. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a few very shallow nicks to spine-ends. First edition, sole printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Churchill to Edward Marsh, his private secretary and the proof-reader of Arms and the Covenant, "Eddie, from Winston, June 1938", on the front free endpaper. Churchill invited Marsh (1872-1953) onto his staff after his appointment as parliamentary under-secretary for the colonies in 1905, and "for the next twenty-three years [until his retirement in 1937] Marsh was at Churchill's right hand whenever he was in office" (ODNB). He was also a patron of painters including Duncan Grant, the Nash brothers, and Stanley Spencer, and authors including Rupert Brooke and the various other poets collected in his five-volume anthology Georgian Poetry (1912-22). After retiring in 1937 he devoted himself to literary pursuits, producing translations from Latin and French, and editing other authors' proofs, including Churchill's. In the foreword to a 1953 memorial volume for Marsh, accompanying this copy, Churchill recalled him as "not only an admirable Civil Servant, on whose judgement, loyalty, and competence I could always count, but ? a master of literature and scholarship, a deeply instructed champion of the arts". A total of 5,000 copies were printed; according to Woods 3,381 were sold at 18 shillings before June 1940, when the book was re-issued as a cheap edition, priced at 7s. 6d (though Churchill wrote to Clementine two weeks after publication claiming 4,000 had been sold). An important collection of Churchill's speeches, warning of the dangers of a rearmed Germany. "Arms and the Covenant holds a special place in the literature as the forerunner to Churchill's classic war speech volumes" (Langworth). A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs noted that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the government and for his technical mastery: "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory ? on which Mr Churchill is not an expert.

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        JOSEPH IN EGYPT. Two volume set. Each volume signed by Thomas Mann (1875-1955).

      Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1938 - Two volume set, lacking the original publisher's slipcase. However, a later printing slipcase has been supplied. Hardcover bindings, with minor to moderate sunning to spine, with the beginning of fraying to spine extremities, and other very minor imperfections; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Stated "Third printing, March 1938." Both volumes are autographed in ink on a blank white endpaper "Thomas Mann" with no further inscription or previous owner's information. German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Arms and the Covenant. Speeches. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. [And:] HASSAL, Christopher, & Denis Mathews. Eddie Marsh, Sketches for a Composite Literary Portrait of Sir Edward Marsh.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1938 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine within gilt panel, two-line border to front board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Housed in a custom blue quarter morocco solander box and chemise. Spine sunned, front board with small section of commensurate fading to top edge and upper outer corner bumped, faint ghosting to tanned half-title from Churchill's inscription. An excellent copy in the price-clipped dust jacket with a few very shallow nicks to spine-ends. Portrait frontispiece. First edition, sole printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Churchill to Edward Marsh, his private secretary and the proof-reader of Arms and the Covenant, "Eddie, from Winston, June 1938", on the front free endpaper. Churchill invited Marsh (1872-1953) onto his staff after his appointment as parliamentary under-secretary for the colonies in 1905, and "for the next twenty-three years [until his retirement in 1937] Marsh was at Churchill's right hand whenever he was in office" (ODNB). He was also a patron of painters including Duncan Grant, the Nash brothers, and Stanley Spencer, and authors including Rupert Brooke and the various other poets collected in his five-volume anthology Georgian Poetry (1912-22). After retiring in 1937 he devoted himself to literary pursuits, producing translations from Latin and French, and editing other authors' proofs, including Churchill's. In the foreword to a 1953 memorial volume for Marsh, accompanying this copy, Churchill recalled him as "not only an admirable Civil Servant, on whose judgement, loyalty, and competence I could always count, but a master of literature and scholarship, a deeply instructed champion of the arts". A total of 5,000 copies were printed; according to Woods 3,381 were sold at 18 shillings before June 1940, when the book was re-issued as a cheap edition, priced at 7s. 6d (though Churchill wrote to Clementine two weeks after publication claiming 4,000 had been sold). An important collection of Churchill's speeches, warning of the dangers of a rearmed Germany. "Arms and the Covenant holds a special place in the literature as the forerunner to Churchill's classic war speech volumes" (Langworth). A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs noted that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the government and for his technical mastery: "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory on which Mr Churchill is not an expert." Cohen A107; Langworth pp.190-3; Woods 44a. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Trending into Maine.

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1938. Octavo. 394pp. First edition. One of 1,075 copies signed by Roberts and Wyeth and accompanied by an extra set of the fourteen full-color plates. A fine copy in buckram-backed blue cloth, with leather spine label and plain dust wrapper, which shows a chip and a tear to lower edges. Housed in original slipcase, which is lightly toned and shows slight wear along top edge.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        THE HERNE'S EGG [publisher's proof copy]

      1938. [a publisher's proof copy] A Stage Play. London: Macmillan and Co., 1938. Original plain tan wrappers. First Edition, of which this is a publisher's proof copy, bound in plain tan wrappers instead of maroon cloth. Consisting of only 1600 copies, this was "one of Yeats's last and most controversial plays... It contains bloodshed, murder, rape and suicide, ... [yet] it is lighter than his two later farces... Written near the end of his life, [it] is more symbolic, absurdist, pretend-näive, and riddling than any other of his dramas" [Parkin/Buffalo].~This copy in plain tan wrappers is fine except that someone (perhaps the publisher?) hand-wrote the title etc. on the front cover and spine. Wade 195.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Organisationsbuch der NSDAP.

      München, Zentralverlag, 1938. 5. Auflage, Gebundene Ausgabe, Ganzleineneinband, 592 Seiten, farbige Uniform- und Flaggentafeln, Zustand 2 (TG11) (TG11)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ehbrecht - Preis inkl. MwSt.]
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        ROO-COO AND PANESSA.

      [32] pages. Illustrated throughout in colour lithography. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Original dust-wrapper. Folio. 350 x 255mm. First edition. Corners, head & heel of spine a little bumped and worn; dust-wrapper with some to both panels; else a very good copy of book that is extremely difficult to find.Lettice Sandford ran the Boar's Head Press with her husband Christopher, who later bought the Golden Cockerel Press. Influenced by Matisse, the above is one of two children's books written and illustrated by Lettice Sandford. The other, Roo my Coo, was published in 1943; it is equally elusive.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        La difesa della razza. Direttore Telesio Interlandi.

      Roma, 1938/39, A. II n° 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 di, pp. 48/64 (Il Segretario di Redazione era Giorgio Almirante). Un solo numero privo delle copertine originali, ottimi tutti gli altri. Un numero monografico sulle due razze dell'Asse ed altro "Antirazzisti di tutto il mondo : unitevi !". Tutti quattordici :

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        Rare photo dédicacée

      - Photo dédicacée, Paris, 21 mars 1938, 26*19.5cm. Photo dédicacée à Jean ? (le nom a été gratté) : « Pour M. Jean ¿ toute ma sympathie. Joseph Schmidt. Paris 21 3 38 ». Petites déchirures en marge, 2 petits papiers collés aux coins, un petit papier collé à la place du nom du dédicataire qui a été gratté. Les autographes de Schmidt sont particulièrement rares [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Tower

      Macmillan, London, 1938 First edition. Octavo. pp vi, 110, [2] adverts. 2000 copies printed. One of the greatest poetry titles of the twentieth century, this collection represents Yeats entering his mature period and includes poems such as ''Sailing to Byzantium'', ''Leda and the Swan'', ''Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen'', etc. 110 pages. Elaborate gilt decorated cloth by T. Sturge Moore, depicting the tower in which many of these poems were written, and which is now a museum to Yeats. Very good condition.

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        A.R.P. Calling You - Air Raid Precautions - Get in Touch with Your Local Council.

      Issued by the Air Raid Precautions Department, Home Office, London. 1938 - First edition. A colour lithograph poster measuring 30 by 19 3/4 inches, printed in red, black, blue and yellow. Strikingly design with the ARP in red and yellow, black and blue respectively, with the lines of text in differing colours and angles. Some light creasing at the edges. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Ellis, Bookseller, ABA, ILAB]
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        Aux couleurs de Rome

      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. Nrf Paris 1938 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        THE CASE OF THE SUBSTITUTE FACE

      New York: William Morrow, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good+/Very Good. Octavo. A very good+ copy with minimal cover edge wear, owner bookplate. In a very good price clipped dust jacket with mild chips and wear. 308 pp. + 5 pp.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        The Sword in the Stone.

      8vo. Original black cloth lettered in white to spine, preserved in the original black dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-338 + [i]; with a few simple sketches in the text by the author; externally and internally fine and clean with a slightly blistered early bookplate to front pastedown, protected by a near fine, and exceptional, unclipped dustwrapper (8s. 6d.) in rich black with none of the usual toning to the spine, 2 short closed edge tears (longest 10mm), and a couple of very small nicks to head with one corresponding tiny area of loss (5mm wide by 1mm deep); extremely scarce in this condition in such a bright jacket. First edition. A classic of children's literature, described in Carpenter & Pritchard's Oxford Companion to Children's Literature as "one of the finest children's books of its period". White weaves an enthralling tale around a few lines from Malory's Morte d'Arthur, describing the life of the boy Wart in the castle of Sir Ector, in medieval England. He and Kay, Sir Ector's son, are given a tutor, Merlyn, who takes Wart on adventures, transforming him into various creatures to allow him to experience life outside the human. The boy subsequently reveals his true identity as King Arthur when he draws a sword fixed magically in a stone.

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        Charbonnages Hensies Pommeroeul. 25 Anniversaire.1937. Album. Typographie de Louis Picon.

      Paris: sur les presses de Paul Haasen Ier Fevrier 1938 - LIMITED EDITION OF 14 COPIES. Vignette title, contents and colophon printed on paper-backed silk; additional pictorial title and 9 landscape format engraved illustrations, each printed on vellum and preserved in cardboard mounts, tissue guards with printed titles. Contained in a morocco bound portfolio by Jean Lambert of full black morocco, upper board doublure decorated in gilt with the circular symbol of "H P" and two hammers, head and shoulders vignette of a miner in gilt on upper cover, the boards and slipcase decorated with the company initials and name in an art deco design printed in bown, silver and gilt. Overall dimensions 64 x 48 cm., engraved image 49 x 36 cm. Each print signed and with a "remarque" (tiny sketch) by the artist. Wonderful almost Soviet style images of the colliery and its miners, in a lavish presentation. Gustave Pierre 1875-1939, born in Verdun, worked mainly in Reims, a lesser known painter and engraver, received the Légion d'honneur in 1933. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        Coahuila y Texas en la Epoca Colonial

      , 1938. xii+751 pages with color frontispiece, maps (some foldout), plates (some in color), diagrams, and illustrations. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7") bound in original wrappers. Inscribed by the author. (Howes 382) Limited to 1000 copies.Vito Alessio Robles was born on August 14th of 1879 in Saltillo , Coahuila , son of Dominic Alessio and Cristina Robles. There he studied at the Ateneo Fuente. He graduated as an engineer at the Military College of Mexico City. In 1910 , a lieutenant colonel in the Federal Army under the command of Colonel Samuel Garcia Cuellar, fought Madero in the Battle of Casas Grandes, Chihuahua. Before he had taken up arms against the Yaquis. Under Madero, he served as Inspector General of Police, Public Works and deputy military attache in Rome. n 1913 he returned to Italy as a result of the fall of Madero. Under the Victoriano Huerta presidency, he was arrested and detained and imprisoned. Following this he joined the Constitutionalist ranks, first operated in San Luis Potosi under the command of General Alberto Carrera Torres and then was sent north with Francisco Villa. At the onset of division of the revolutionary leaders in the Convention of Aguascalientes, he remained with the convention, and was a delegate and became secretary. He held the governorship of the Federal District during the presidency of Roque Gonzalez Garza, allowing its inhabitants to bear arms. After 1920 he held a deputation by the Federal District and a senate of Coahuila . In 1925 and 1926 had moved in diplomatic circles as a minister of Mexico in Sweden. As Chairman of the National Anti Party fought against Plutarco Elias Calles and Alvaro Obregon. He ran for governor of Coahuila in 1929 and in that same year he was banished from the country, finding acceptance in Austin, Texas, where he devoted himself to historical research. Vito Alessio Robles also excelled as a great journalist, was director of the Heraldo de Mexico and The Democrat and contributor to El Universal, Excelsior and La Prensa, among others, under the pseudonyms "Tobias O. Soler” and â€

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

      Washington: United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 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. . Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Good+ condition.

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        High Street.

      London: Country Life Ltd.,, 1938. Octavo. Original lithographic boards printed printed in brown, blue and black, titles to spine black. 24 full page colour lithographs by Ravilious. Bows lightly bowed, wear to extremities, chipping to head of spine; an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Ravilious began work on his 'High Street' lithographs in 1935 following a suggestion from fellow artist Helen Binyon. He deliberately sought out odd shops, for example the clerical outfitters and submarine engineers, with special and often Victorian visual appeal as inspiration for the work, which was given a text by his friend, the architectural critic J. M. Richards.

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        The Praise and Happiness of the Countrie Life Written Originally in Spanish Put into English by H Vaughan Silurist

      

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ralf Bader]
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        THE AFFAIR AT PALM SPRINGS

      Dodd, Mead 1938 - Minor wear to edges of boards; erasure to top of front FEP with faint ghost of writing visible; top of both boards lightly bumped (~5/8"); two light mositure stains to rear board. DJ has wear to edges with small tears and creases; light to moderate wear to flap folds with flaking (front flap fold is the worst with some heavy flaking near the middle; TWO ~5" TEARS from the top of the front panel down along spine and flap folds with light creasing to the top near the spine tear and light creasing along the middle of the front panel were the tears end. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gene Zombolas]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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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