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        Buddhist Wall-Paintings

      Cambridge MA: Harvard University Oress, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. A study of a ninth-century grotto at Wan Fo Hsia. (The grotto was originally discovered by Aurel Stein. 27 pp, plus notes, index AND 50 pages of black and white plates. Author was a lecturer on fine arts at Harvard College and Curator of Oriental Art at the Fogg Museum of Art. Large format. VG+ in original cloth with original paper labels on front cover and spine. INSCRIBED by the author: To Lawrence Binyon with the affectionate remembrances of Langdon Warner.

      [Bookseller: Trophy Room Books]
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        Count Belisarius

      Cassell and Company Limited 1938, London - First edition. x, 528, IV pp. Bound in full red morocco. Five raised bands to spine with gilt lettering and decorative gilt devices to spine panels. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath. Frontis map and four additional maps at rear. Internally fresh and clean. No ownership marks. Binding bright. A Fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        [ICART (L.)]. Contes à soi-même. Le sixième mariage de Barbe-bleue. Calligraphié et imagé de 45 monotypes gravés par Louis Icart.

      Paris, Le Livre d'Artiste, Le Vasseur, 1938. in-4, 2ff.-93pp.-1f. En feuilles, couverture de papier gaufré rempliée, titre imprimé en rouge, étui-chemise à rabats en demi-vélin muet. Premier tirage des gravures de Louis Icart, en noir, placées à pleines pages comprises dans la pagination ou superposées au texte. Le célèbre chantre des élégantes s'éloigne ici de son sujet de prédilection pour aborder un travail plus sombre, plus expressionniste. Quelques rehauts de rouge, lettrine gouachée, majuscules rubriquées. Tiré à 200 exemplaires seulement, sur les presses de l'imprimerie en taille-douce d'Alfred Porcab

      [Bookseller: Librairie Devaux]
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        Hobbit or There & Back Again, The (1938) 1st U.S. EDITION 2ND ISSUE of J. R. R. Tolkien Masterpiece Set in Middle Earth, with FACSIMILE of Original Dustjacket Designed By Tolkien, as Found on the Original UK Editions with Blurb from London Times on Front.

      Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY, Printed in U.S., 1938. HBDJ, FACSIMILE DustJacket Fine condition, 1st US. Edition, 2nd Printing, 1938, Dates Match Title & Copyright Page, Second Issue with publisher's device Mark on title page With the Houghton Mifflin colophon (Seated youth playing pipes),BK GOOD- / FACSIMILE DJ FINE, Original Beige TAN cloth with Stains, Some Soiling, & Chips Tears Rub Extremities Cover, , Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well as Red Device, Interior relatively Nice, with FOXING, Wear O/W nice Tight Not Loose, Book is GOOD- Condition SOLD AS-IS . Interior Lower edge Moisture stains few pages near Spine & 5 or Pgs with Water stains Bottom edge of blank Margin of Illustration , Some small Brown stains some pages, 310 pgs, Tears Chips to Upper Lower Spine Cover, 8vo, a good candidate for Possible restoration or rebinding. Front Cover bit WOBBLY.. Illustrated Color Map Endpapers Wilderland front & Back is Thors Map endpaper, Half Title page small stains with blank pg before it Torn OUT, List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for. It features the 4 color including Frontispiece and 9 b/w illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present. Classic of modern fiction. Cloth Cover stamped in blue and red (w/bowing hobbit on front board) The tale of Mr. Bilbo Baggins and his great adventures which introduces readers to the world of Middle Earth, a mystical ring and hobbits themselves.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fine.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Hawk on the Wind.

      Philadelphia: Ritten House,, 1938. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles gilt to spine and front. With the dust jacket and wraparound band. Production fault to margin of p47/48 not affecting text. Partial toning to endpapers but an excellent copy, in the tanned jacket with a few small chips to the corners. First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy inscribed to him by Derleth with a quotation, "For Bill McElwee - 'The reaches of my heart are: / tree, petal like snow - / and man below ... ' Best always, August Derleth". William J. McElwee was the director of Ritten House publishers. This is the first of many collections of poetry by the hugely prolific writer August Derleth (1909-1971), friend of H. P. Lovecraft. It was published in the year between Lovecraft's death and Derleth's founding of Arkham House for the purposes of publishing works of the Cthulu Mythos (a term Derleth himself coined).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Hobbit or There & Back Again, The (1938) 1st U.S. EDITION 2ND ISSUE of J. R. R. Tolkien Masterpiece Set in Middle Earth, with FACSIMILE of Original Dustjacket Designed By Tolkien, as Found on the Original UK Editions with Blurb from London Times on Front.

      Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY, Printed in U.S., 1938. HBDJ, FACSIMILE DustJacket Fine condition, 1st US. Edition, 2nd Printing, 1938, Dates Match Title & Copyright Page, Second Issue with publisher's device Mark on title page With the Houghton Mifflin colophon (Seated youth playing pipes),BK GOOD- / FACSIMILE DJ FINE, Original Beige TAN cloth with Stains, Some Soiling, & Chips Tears Rub Extremities Cover, , Front boards have "The Hobbit" stamped in blue as well as Red Device, Interior relatively Nice, with FOXING, Wear O/W nice Tight Not Loose, Book is GOOD- Condition SOLD AS-IS . Interior Lower edge Moisture stains few pages near Spine & 5 or Pgs with Water stains Bottom edge of blank Margin of Illustration , Some small Brown stains some pages, 310 pgs, Tears Chips to Upper Lower Spine Cover, 8vo, a good candidate for Possible restoration or rebinding. Front Cover bit WOBBLY.. Illustrated Color Map Endpapers Wilderland front & Back is Thors Map endpaper, Half Title page small stains with blank pg before it Torn OUT, List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for. It features the 4 color including Frontispiece and 9 b/w illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present. Classic of modern fiction. Cloth Cover stamped in blue and red (w/bowing hobbit on front board) The tale of Mr. Bilbo Baggins and his great adventures which introduces readers to the world of Middle Earth, a mystical ring and hobbits themselves.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fine.

      [Bookseller: BLUFF PARK RARE BOOKS]
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        Rebecca (With Ephemera Signed By The Author)

      The First UK Printing published by Gollancz in 1938. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Light pushing and fading at the spine ends. Robert Gibbings 'The Book Society' bookplate to the front pastedown. Some light toning to the text-block and end papers. The pages are remarkably clean and free from the usual foxing that is commonly encountered with this title. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. Mild edge-wear with a little loss at the spine ends and folds. Some professional tissue paper repairs on the verso to a few closed tears mainly on the folds. The wrapper colouring remains very good with a little fading to the spine and looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover. The books accompanied by a loose 12 x 9 cm colour photograph of the author in there garden. This has been Signed twice by the Author on the verso and on the sleeve portion of the photograph. Housed in a custom solander box with gilt titling. Filmed memorably by Hitchcock in 1940 and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine. A very attractive example of an increasingly difficult title to find in collectible condition. More images available on request. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Listen! The Wind . With Foreword and Map Drawings by Charles A. Lindbergh.

      New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1938. - 8vo (203 x 136mm), pp. xii, 275, [1 (blank)]; 3 full-page maps and one illustration after Charles Lindbergh; one half-tone plate; original red cloth blocked in gilt with airplane design on upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine, map endpapers after Charles Lindbergh, top edges blue, pictorial dustwrapper, with design after Charles Lindbergh, retaining price, glassine dustwrapper, morocco backed slipcase, spine lettered and decorated in gilt; lettering on spine slightly dulled, dustwrapper slightly rubbed and chipped at edges, glassine dustwrapper browned and chipped at edges, nonetheless a very good, bright copy, retaining the pictorial and glassine dustwrappers.First edition of an award-winning book. Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001) met the celebrated American aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1927, when her father Dwight Morrow, the American ambassador to Mexico, invited Lindbergh to visit the country. They married in 1929, she soon learnt to fly under his tutelage, and then became her husband's trusted co-pilot; indeed, in 1930, she became the first woman to receive a United States Glider Pilot Licence – one of numerous 'firsts' as a female pilot. In 1931 the Lindberghs undertook a historic series of flights in their specially-adapted Lockheed Sirius, Tingmissartog, travelling across Alaska and Canada to Japan and China, in order to explore new routes for airmail. Anne Lindbergh recorded the experiences in her best-selling book North to the Orient (New York: 1935) – which won the inaugural National Book Award for Nonfiction – and in 1933 the Lindberghs made a survey flight around the North Atlantic Ocean: '[t]he purpose of the flight was to study the air-routes between America and Europe. At that time, the air-routes of the world were entering their final stages of development. The countries had already been crossed and the continents connected. It remained only for the oceans to be spanned. Their great overwater distances constituted the last major barrier to the commerce of the air' (p. v). After crossing the northern part of the Atlantic from New York to Copenhagen, the Lindberghs flew south to Africa and then crossed the southern part of the Atlantic, and Listen! The Wind describes the flight across the southern Atlantic. The book reflects the collaborative nature of the flight, and the body of the book is Anne Morrow Lindbergh's work, complemented by Charles Lindbergh's foreword, appendix, maps, and dustwrapper design. Anne Morrow Lindbergh's exploits earned her the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Gold Medal in 1934.Bennett, A Practical Guide to American Book Collecting (1663-1940), p. 237. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bernard Quaritch Ltd ABA ILAB]
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        Arms and the Covenant.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd,, 1938. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt within triple fillet gilt, rule to front board in blind, top edge blue. With the dust jacket. Portrait frontispiece. Spine slightly faded; an excellent copy in the jacket with short closed tears and a couple of minor chips to extremities, some light marks to panels and tape repairs to verso. First edition, only printing, in the scarce first issue jacket, priced 18/- net. An important collection of Churchill's speeches, warning of the dangers of a re-armed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked 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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Jagdgeschwader Horst Wessel - Bearbeitet im Auftrage des Stabschefs der SA.

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Eher Nachf., 1938 - 276 Seiten mit zahlreichen Abbildungen und 12 Fotos auf Tafeln, Einband etwas berieben, Bildanhang war am Rand einmal zusammengeklebt (Bilder nicht betroffen), ansonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ------------------------------------------------------------ extrem seltener SA Bildband. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 970 Gr.-8°, Leinen- Hardcover/Pappeinband mit aufwendig geprägtem Reichsadler, [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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        Jagdgeschwader Horst Wessel. Hans Peter Hermel. Bearbeitet im Auftrage des Stabchefs der SA

      München : Eher, 1938. 276 S. : mit Abbildungen, 6 Bl. Abbildungen, 1 Titelblatt ; 4 OLeinen, mit goldgeprägten Rückentitel, Kopffarbschnitt Buch in guter Erhaltung, Einband vorwiegend sauber und unbestoßen, Seiten hell und AUSGESPROCHEN SAUBER, außer Name auf Vorsatzblatt ohne Einträge, nur Vorsatzblatt geringfügig altersfleckig, sonst keinerlei fleckig, Buchbindung fest und kompakt, ...Am 20. April 1935 (Hitlers Geburtstag) übergab der Stabschef der SA, Viktor Lutze, Hitler die Flugzeuge für ein Jagdgeschwader als \"Wehrgabe der SA\". Dieses Jagdgeschwader 134 erhielt am 24. März 1936 die Bezeichnung \"Jagdgeschwader 134 Horst Wessel\". Es folgte eine weitere Umbenennung in \"Zerstörergeschwader 142 Horst Wessel\" und schließlich am 1. Mai 1939 in \"Zerstörergeschwader 26 Horst Wessel\", als das es auch in den Zweiten Weltkrieg zog. Ab Sommer 1944 erfolgte die Umgliederung erneut in ein Jagdgeschwader, woraus mit dem 13. Oktober 1944 das \"Jagdgeschwader 6 Horst Wessel\" entstand. Das verbliebene Zerstörergeschwader 26 bestand nur noch aus einer kurz darauf gebildeten IV Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Wessel, SA, 2. Weltkrieg, Militär, Militaria, Raritäten

      [Bookseller: Bäßler Frank]
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        The Travels and Sufferings of Father Jean de Brebeuf among the Hurons of Canada as described by himself.

      Golden Cockerel Press, London 1938 - Edited and translated from the French and Latin by Theodore Besterman. 2 wood engravings and engraved title page by Eric Gill. No. 60 of 300 numbered copies. Folio, quarter red cloth, black cloth boards, black morocco and gilt spine label, the endpapers are a map of The Huron country, top edge gilt, others uncut. A very good, crisp copy. The Jesuit Brebeuf went to Canada from Normandy in 1625 and founded the Huron Missions in Georgian Bay. As pointed out in the Golden Cockerel Press bibliography Pertelote, this is one of Gill's most spectacular title pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Espagne au coeur. Traduction de Louis Parrot.

      Denoël. Collection de l'Association Internationale des Ecrivains. (Publié sous la direction littéraire de Louis Aragon) Paris 1938, in-8° broché. 61 pages. Edition originale de la traduction, 1/31 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil. Seul grand papier. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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        Autograph picture postcard signed ("H. Hesse"). [Berne (Switzerland), 11 April 1938].

      1938. 8vo. 2 pp. With autogr. address. A letter of condolence to Carlotta Richter in Florence, whose mother, the German writer Alice Berend, had died.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        Sketches on the Nile: An Album of 43 Original Watercolors and Doggerel Verse Documenting a Nile Cruise in 1938

      Black leather album containing 54 tissue-guarded leaves of watercolor paper, of which 43 have been used. 10 x 12 inches, stamped in gilt on the front "Sketches on the Nile / Alan Hinch / 1938." Leather scuffed, cloth tape reinforcement to inner hinges, all else very good. Alan Hinch was born in England c. 1881, but was living in the United States by 1920, when the federal census documents him working in Miami as pilot of a private yacht owned by socialite James Deering, an executive in International Harvester Company. He apparently embarked on this Nile cruise as companion to his next employer, Richard Flint Howe (1863-1943), another International Harvester executive who had married James Deering's sister, Abby. Passenger manifests show Hinch as traveling in the company of a "Mr. R. Howe," and the census of 1940 lists him as butler on Howe's estate. He was clearly more than a simple servant, however, as this charming and humorous album reveals. The album documents the journey from departure on the Italian Line passenger ship Conte de Savoia on January 15, 1938 to arrival home at Banksia, Howe's custom-built mansion in Aiken, South Carolina, on March 26, 1938. Each page includes an original watercolor (most measuring about 4.5 x 8 inches, but some larger), with a related original doggerel poem. Hinch's paintings are skillful. His poetry is markedly less so, but it is clever, observant, and skillfully captures the traveler's experiences. On a visit to Asyut, Hinch writes: Assuit the place they said would be warm/ Was 42 degrees at early morn/ If the like keeps on we will have to don /Earlaps, coonskins, as at a football game./ Rode through the quarters where the natives were/ Couldn't say lived, for it looked so bare/ They called out for bakscheesh/ Both old, and young/ They thought we came only to give to them./ Oh, what a place to be born and live./ Then through the bazaar narrow and crowded/ Maybe bargains galore/ But we passed through as quick as we could./ Oddments, and rubbish in hovels so poor./ Then to the tombs too high to climb/ And round the modern town we drove/ Back on board the "Memnon" to dine. A visit to the ancient cemetery at Beni Hasan is described from the perspective of the donkeys who labor under the weight of well-fed tourists. Other subjects include the ocean liners and streamers they traveled in, local people they encountered (a dragoman, a water carrier, a little girl in a red scarf), boats on the Nile, camels and water buffalo, the Pyramids, Sphinx, Panopolis, El-Balyyana, Abydos, Karnak, Kom Ombo, Wadi Haifa, Abu Simbel, and Luxor. There are also several views of the Mediterranean coast and one of Banksia in South Carolina. In all, a charming and lovely representation of the places and time.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        A Memoir of Andrew Jackson Africanus … In Affectionate Memory of Long and Faithful Service

      [New York: Privately Printed [by The Derrydale Press], 1938. First Edition, No. 31 of 150 copies. Illustrated with 9 photographs. [xii], 54, [1], pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original three quarter red morocco. Soiling at head of spine, minor rubbing at tips, else fine. Bookplate of Willing Spencer on front pastedown. Custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. First Edition, No. 31 of 150 copies. Illustrated with 9 photographs. [xii], 54, [1], pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fascinating horse racing recollections of a member of Woodward's staff; with a rubber-stamped facsimile handwritten presentation on free endpaper: "With best wishes and hoping you will enjoy this memoir--William Woodward". Siegel 135; Frazier W-13-a

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        Lao Tze's Tao Teh King, Rolling Pearl, The Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. Typed Manuscripts, Letters, Notes, Pay Check, by Sum Nung Au-Young

      New York: March & Greenwood, Publishers, 1938 - This lot includes Sum Nung Au-Young's typed manuscripts for his "Tao Teh Ching", with a few corrections. Also included is a letter by Au-Young addressed to Humphreys, plus a pay check to Au-Young from Humphreys. 4 books of "Tao Teh Ching" translated by Au-Young feature different bindings and editions, all of them signed or inscribed, and published in 1938. 1 of them features the traditional Chinese stitched binding, the other 3 are hardcovers that come in original dustjackets. These books are either author's edition, numbered edition, or limited edition. Also noteworthy are 2 short notes signed by Au-Young. Au-Young's 2 "Rolling Pearls", both with original dustjackets, and his "The Marriage of the Sun and The Moon" are also included. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Berlin: R.& B. Schultz, 1938. First editions. 4tos, variable paginations; over 2000 pp., over 1000 photogravure plates. 11 volumes. Unbroken run, starting with the first issue. Cloth. Moderate soiling to the cloth of a several volumes; in the first volume (1927) the signature staples in the gutter of a number of leaves show rust. English text pamphlet for 1935 and 1938, and laid-in rear pocket of 1928/29 issue. Overall, a very good set. The annual was discontinued during the war years, and resumed in the 1950's in a much diluted form. A most important annual which introduced the "New Objectivity" of Renger-Patzsch, among others. Contains works by every important European and some American photographers of the era.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Sylvie. Illustrations de Pierre Laprade.

      Paris Ambroise Vollard 1938In-4, maroquin vert, contreplats doublés de box vert, tranches dorées, chemise et étui doublés. Dos non titré. Edition illustrée de 38 compositions en couleurs, dont un frontispice, une vignette de titre et 36 in-texte, le tout gravé à l'eau-forte et à l'aquatinte par R. Lacourière. Tirage limité à 250 exemplaires numérotés. Exemplaire sur vergé d'Arches filigrané, dernier papier après 40 Japon. Superbe exemplaire. photographies et détails à la demande.

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ANTOINE]
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        The Sword In The Stone

      The First UK printing published by Collins in 1938.The BOOK is in VERY GOOD+ condition.A little pushing at the spine tips with a few minor markings to the rear board.Mild offsetting to the end papers.Spotting to the text block which has lightly encroached onto the page edges in places.This is more noticeable to the prelims and last few pages.Upper text block slightly dusty.Free from inscriptions,markings and erasures.The WRAPPER is in VERY GOOD++ condition having undergone NO restoration and is in far better condition than usually encountered.It is price-clipped. The usual toning to the spine lettering.There is mild edge wear in places with a few chips which is more noticeable at the upper spine.The wrapper design looks striking in the removable Brodart archival cover.Wonderful B/W line drawings by the author throughout.The first title in the highly acclaimed Arthurian Trilogy.A very scarce title to find in collectible condition.

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        Jugend ohne Gott. Roman.

      Allert de Lange, Amsterdam 1938 - 219 S. Orig.-Leinenband. Der Rücken verblaßt und das vordere fliegende Vorsatzpapier entfernt. Der Vortitel mit schwachem, kleinem Namensstempel, sonst ordentliches, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

      The Vanguard Press, 1938 SIGNED EARLY PRINTING of Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Published in New York by The Vanguard Press in 1938. Early printing, depiction of hats becoming increasingly larger on front endpapers (and increasingly smaller on rear endpapers). This copy is SIGNED by the author on the verso of the front free end paper. Book very good, previous owner's name penciled on top of inside cover. 1st page has a 1 1/2 " tear at bottom, some small red discoloration from binding behind paper on front and rear inside covers near top and bottom towards hinge. No DJ. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Hardcover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        The Long Valley

      New York: Viking Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original buff boards, orange cloth sides, spine lettered in brown, top edge brown. With the pictorial dust jacket. Spine rolled, an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with chipped tips and rubbed extremities. First edition, first printing of this collection of 12 short stories.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ORIGINAL DRAWING IN 'My Line of Life'

      ROBINSON, William Heath My Line of Life. WITH ORIGINAL DRAWING. Blackie, 1938. 1st Edition. 4to. pp. [8], 198; illustrations. Some light spotting otherwise Very Good in worn and chipped dust wrapper with an old sellotape repair to the reverse. WITH A LOVELY PEN AND INK DRAWING OF A JESTER MOUNTED ON THE END PAPER SIGNED BY THE ARTIST W. HEATH ROBINSON. From the library of John Lewis (1912 - 1996), typographer, illustrator, book designer and author who wrote a monograph on Heath Robinson. With his bookplate.

      [Bookseller: Michael S Kemp Bookseller]
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        La proie

      1938. Albin Michel, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Albin Michel, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. autografo firmato Irene Nemirovsky a Lucien Descaves. Indietro insolated. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé d'Irène Némirovsky à Lucien Descaves. Dos insolé.

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        Castle Corner.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the bright jacket that has sunned spine and edges. First edition, first impression. A novel following the fortunes of the Anglo-Irish Corner family. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the title page. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/VG-. First edition. Inscribed in 1965 to Robert and Elodie Osborn on the ffe: "To Elodie + Bob with much gratitude/ respect & affection March 12 1965 / Walker". Artist Robert Osborn, best known for his political satirical illustrations, knew Evans from his contract work for Fortune magazine, where Evans was as an editor in the early 60s. Elodie was a mmeber of the staff of MOMA in its early years and founded the traveling exhibition program there in the 1940s. Wrap-around band missing. Errata slip present. Dustjacket toned, most noticeably to spine, small piece missing spine top along with narrow wedge upper right rear panel. Internals clean but carry slight mustiness. Uncommon signed at any date.

      [Bookseller: Johnnycake Books ABAA, ILAB]
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        Korrespondenzsammlung mit Briefen von u. a. Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Hermann Röbbeling, Felix Salten, Heinrich Schnitzler und Hans Thimig. Verschiedene Orte, 1930er Jahre.

      1938. Zusammen 58 Schriftstücke im Umfang von 57 SS. auf 58 Bll. von und 134 Schriftstücke i. U. von 178½ SS. auf 150 Bll. an R. V. Igler. Verschiedene Formate. Mit einigen Beilagen. Wie Iglers hier im ms. Durchschlag vorhandenen Lebenslauf vom 29. IX. 1938 zu entnehmen ist, wurde der Nachlasser am 28. X. 1897 als Sproß einer Wiener Kaufmannsfamilie geboren, verbrachte mit seiner gesundheitlich an vielerlei leidenden Mutter die ersten Lebensjahre in verschiedenen Kurorten und besuchte hernach die Volks- und Unterrealschule, anschließend die Handelsakademie in Wien. Einem Eintrag im "Compaß" des Jahres 1918 (Bd. V. S. 2207) ist zu entnehmen, daß seine Familie - Franz J., Robert J. und Rudolf J. - eine Garn- und Seidenhandlung in Wien VII, Zieglergasse 26a, führte. - Im Ersten Weltkrieg an der Isonzofront, dann in Serbien und schließlich in Südtirol stationiert, verfaßte er während des Stellungskrieges in den Bergen erste Gedichte. In Heimat und Frieden zurückgekehrt, trat er in den väterlichen Betrieb ein, in dem er bis zur Gegenwart hin (September 1938) und wohl auch darüber hinaus bis zur Pension tätig war. Daneben schrieb er unverdrossen Schauspiele, deren Schicksal - Annahme, Ablehnung und Resonanz - in vorliegender Korrespondenzsammlung dokumentiert ist. Felix Salten etwa setzt sich in einem Brief vom 14. II. 1931 eingehend mit einem (namentlich bedauerlicherweise nicht genannten) Stück Iglers auseinander: "Bei der Lektüre Ihres Stückes habe ich mich vortrefflich unterhalten. Man spürt deutlich, daß die Figuren alle wirklich erlebt sind, ausgezeichnet gesehen und in ihrem Dialog zum allergrößten Teil sehr gut verlebendigt. Trotzdem glaube ich kaum, daß Ihr Werk in seinem jetzigen Zustand auf der Bühne wirken könnte. Dagegen spricht die etwas sorglose Architektur der Szenen, ferner die Uebertreibungen, die in der Zeichnung verschiedener Episoden, aber auch in der Figur des Christoph vorhanden sind, ferner die Abwesenheit jeglicher Liebesaffäre, und das Unwahrscheinliche der Schlußwendung. Ganz bestimmt befinden sich aber trotzdem in Ihrer Arbeit verschiedene Erfolgselemente und sichtbare Zeichen Ihres Talents, das freilich mehr zur Komödie und zum Lustspiel zu neigen scheint. Es widerstrebt mir, Ihnen einen Rat zu erteilen, weil man ja von außen nicht abzusehen vermag, wie sich ein Mann und nach welcher Richtung entwickelt. Wenn Sie den schweren Weg, dessen Endziel zweifelhaft bleibt, gehen wollen, bleiben Sie allein. Wenn Ihnen aus verschiedenen, meinetwegen auch practischen Gründen der leichtere Weg der gemäßere ist, dann verbinden Sie sich am besten mit einem handfesten erfahrenen Dramatiker [...]" (ms. Br. mit eh. U.). Im März des Folgejahres schickt Igler - auch mit unerwähnt bleibendem Titel - den "Entwurf zu einem Tonfilm" an Salten: "Die Doppelrolle habe ich Richard Tauber zugedacht [...] Wenn man den Gegenspieler Max durch Bressart besetzen könnte, würde mich der Film fesseln. Ob er auch meine lieben Mitmenschen packen und unterhalten könnte, bitte ich Sie, verehrter Meister[,] zu beurteilen", schreibt er unterm 12. III. und ersucht weiters, ob Salten, als "Meister des Drehbuches", "sich seiner [d. i. des Entwurfes] annehmen würde" (ms. Briefdurchschlag). Ungleich knapper nun fällt Saltens Antwortbrief diesmal aus: "Beiliegend erhalten Sie Ihr Manuskript wieder zurück mit der Bitte, darüber nicht zu erschrecken und mir nicht böse zu sein. Offengestanden, ich habe es nicht gelesen, weil Sie wünschen, daß ich mich des Drehbuches annehmen solle und weil ich mich niemals an einer fremden Arbeit beteiligen kann [...]" (ms. Br. mit eh. U. vom 5. IV. 1932). - Neben zahlreichen nicht identifizierten oder biographisch nicht erfaßbaren Verfassern finden sich in vorliegender Korrespondenzsammlung Schriftstücke der Schriftsteller, Schauspieler, Komponisten und Regisseure Herbert Furreg (Intendant, Theaterdirektor und Übersetzer, 1897-1958), Heinrich Glücksmann (Schriftsteller, Kunstkritiker und Dramaturg, 1863-1947), Paul Hansen (Schriftsteller, geb. 1893), Franz Horch (Dramaturg und Schriftsteller, 1901-1951), Hans Jungbauer (Schauspieler, 1897-1960), Karl Klammer (Schriftsteller, 1879-1959), Franz Lehár (Komponist, 1870-1948), Alexander Lernet-Holenia (Schriftsteller, 1897-1976), Max Neufeld (Schauspieler und Regisseur, 1887-1967), Hermann Röbbeling (Schauspieler, Regisseur und Theaterdirektor, 1875-1949), Friedrich Rosenthal (Dramaturg und Theaterwissenschaftler, 1885-1942), Felix Salten (Schriftsteller, 1869-1945), Heinrich Schnitzler (Schauspieler und Regisseur, 1902-1982), Willy Thaller (Schauspieler und Sänger, 1854-1941) und Hans Thimig (Schauspieler und Regisseur, 1900-1991). - Beiliegend einige wenige Briefe dritter an vierte, die "Statuten der Genossenschaft dramatischer Schriftsteller und Komponisten" (28 SS. OBr. Kl.-8vo), der "Bericht über das Mitgliedsjahr 1934/35 der Genossenschaft" (12 SS. Lose Bll. 8vo), eine gedr. Übersicht über die Staatlich genehmigte Literarische Verwertungsgesellschaft (32 SS. OBr. Kl.-8vo), die gedr. Satzungen des Verbandes Deutscher Bühnenschriftsteller und Bühnenkomponisten e. V. (in zweifacher Ausführung: einmal für ausländische Mitglieder - 4 SS. Lose Bll. 8vo - und einmal für deutsche - 7 SS. Lose Bll. 8vo) sowie ein Vertragswerk zwischen Autoren, Verlegern und Bühnen (8 Bll. 4to), einige Konto- und Überweisungsbelege, Aufgabescheine u. a. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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        Les grands cimetières sous la lune

      - Plon, Paris 1938, 13,5x22cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 22 copie numerate sul Giappone, edizione deluxe. Raro esemplare e belle camere con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 22 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Rare et bel exemplaire à toutes marges.

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        Les enfants du Limon

      Paris, Gallimard, sans date (22 juillet 1938). Broché, in-12 de 320 pages. Édition originale en S.P., pas de grand papier. Après avoir quitté les surréalistes vers 1930, Queneau publie sa première uvre «Le Chiendent» en 1933 et obtint le Prix des Deux Magots. Mais parallèlement, il continuait sa recherche sur les «Fous littéraires» ou plutôt la pensée des fous, ce qui lui inspira le roman les Enfants du Limon, cest-à-dire:Lencyclopédie des Sciences Inexactes. Ouvrage enrichi dun envoi autographe à Madame et Monsieur Church, fondateur de la revue "Mesure".

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        Le Charme des Pays de l'Ain. Bresse - Dombes - Bugey - Pays de Gex.

      Bourg (Ain), Librairie L. Brochot, 1938, 1 volume in-folio de 390x290x28 mm environ, non paginé, 18 feuillets de texte d'André Chagny illustré de reproductions en noir contrecollées in et hors texte, broché sous couverture rempliée titrée en rouge et noir et étui, Avec 20 héliogravures et 20 eaux fortes à belles marges de Joanny Drevet (Complet). Exemplaire N° 32/400, un des 20 exemplaires sur papier Japon des Manufactures impériales, et un dessin original d'héliogravure. Dos avec plis et petites déchirures restauré sur l'intérieur, infimes et rares rousseurs sur la couverture, étui état moyen, intérieur bon état.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        La figlia di Iorio.

      Tragedia pastorale di Gabriele D'Annunzio. Riprodotta integralmente per mandato di Giovanni Treccani. Milano, Emilio Bestetti, 1938-39, - in-folio, ff. 204, (2) di tavole in facsimile in rosso e nero e pagine a stampa; leg. editoriale in p. pergamena, titolo e filetti in oro al piatto ant. dorso a 5 nervi magnificamente impresso con figurine religiose e pastorali sempre in oro, sguardie in seta color salvia ricamate in oro con motivi a fiamma, tagli sup. e inf. dorati. Astuccio in cart. rigido decorato. Sontuosa edizione, stampata su carta forte in 750 esemplari, nell'anno della morte di D'Annunzio. L'opera riproduce in facsimile la prima stesura autografa della tragedia, con testo a stampa dell'edizione Treves a fronte. Questa ''tragedia pastorale'' in versi, tra le più celebri di Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863 - 1938) fu rappresentata la prima volta al Teatro Lirico di Milano nel 1904. Esemplare perfetto, in barbe. Guabello n. 170; Vecchioni n. 30; Falqui p. 29. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cause for Alarm

      UK: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good+. Cause for Alarm by Eric Ambler First Edition Hodder & Stoughton 1938. No inscriptions, no foxing or browning. Lightly marked covers VG in original VG+ dust jacket, correctly priced 7/6. Scarce.

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        The Picture Post,

      a remarkable unbroken run from 1938 to 1950, 625 issues in original pictorial wrappers, Volumes 1 - 48 unbound, from the very beginning October 1st 1938 to 23rd September 1950, together 48 volumes unbound, normally 13 issues each volume, cr.4to. unbound, with all the iconic photographic paper covers, all front covers printed in red, black & white,'The Picture Post' was a photojournalistic magazine published from 1938 to 1957. This remarkable unbroken run from 1938 to 1950 contains all the important issues for the Second World War. After the war circulation fell to less than half and it finally ceased publication in 1957. This unbroken run was subscribed for by the same subscriber with his name in pencil by the newsagent at the top of most front covers as was customary in those times. It is very rare to find such a remarkable unbroken run altogether 625 issues.

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        História da Companhia de Jesus no Brasil 10 Volumes

      Livraria Portugália - Civilização Brasileira, 1938. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION. Livraria Portugália - Civilização Brasileira, Lisboa, 1938. 10 tomos. Coleção completa. Obra ilustrada com gravuras e mapas em extratexto. Book Condition: Excellent. Few sheets mildly oxidized. Volume I Século XVI, O Estabelecimento. 1938. xxxii + 610 p. Volume II Século XVI, A Obra. 1938. xv + 658 p. Volume III Norte 1, Fundações e Entradas. Séculos XVII - XVIII. 1943. xxviii + 487 p. Volume IV Norte 2, Obras e Assuntos Gerais. Séculos XVII - XVIII. 1943. xxv + 440 p. Volume V Da Baía ao Nordeste. Estabelecimentos e assuntos locais. Séculos XVII - XVIII. 1945. xxix + 635 p. Volume VI Do Rio de Janeiro ao Prata e ao Guaporé. Estabelecimentos e assuntos locais. Séculos XVII - XVIII. 1945. xxiii + 640 p. Volume VII Séculos XVII - XVIII. Assuntos Gerais. 1949. xx + 490 p. Volume VIII Escritores de A a M. Suplemento Biobibliográfico I. 1949. xxviii + 436 p. Volume IX Escritores de N a Z. Suplemento Biobibliográfico II. 1949. 458 p. Volume X Índice Geral. 1950. xx + 316 p. Used / Hardcover / First Edition

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        Der Judenspiegel. Judentum und Antisemitismus in der Weltgeschichte. Band 1 der Reihe "Kampfschriften der Obersten SA.-Führung" Bitte beachten Sie Nr. 9 unserer AGB (Druckwerke aus totalitären Staaten / §§ 86 und 130 StGB, Jugendschutzgesetz)!

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP. Franz Eher Nachf., 1938 - Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 12,5 x 18,2 cm) mit Deckeltitel. 71 Seiten, mit vielen Fotoabbildungen, Schrift: Fraktur. - Aus dem Inhalt: "Die Judenfrage ist der Schlüssel zur Weltgeschichte" - Die Eigenschaften der Juden - Sitten- und Zuchtlosigkeit von Anbeginn - Der erste Antisemit - Sittlichkeitsverbrecher - Saul hat 1000 erschlagen, David aber 10.000! - Zusammenbruch eines staatlichen Volkslebens - Jerusalem, die Zwingburg des Weltnomadentums -Ausrottungskampf gegen alles Arische! - Die Juden unter römischer Herrschaft - Tiberius jagt die Juden aus Rom - Die Anfänge der jüdischen Weltrevolution - Jerusalem ist vernichtet, Juda lebt! - 500.000 Arier zu Tode gemartert - Juda triumphiert über Rom - Karl der Franke und die Juden - Die Päpste schützen die Juden - Jüdische Päpste - Ritualmorde-nachgewiesen! - Ghetto und Judentum - Luther ein Judengegner - Der 30-jährige Krieg und das Judentum -Juden werden französische Bürger - . . .und preußische Staatsangehörige - Rufer gegen Juda -Humanitätsdusel tötet das Verantwortungsgefühl - Die ersten Gesetze gegen Juden -abgelehnt! - Alle großen Deutschen waren Antisemiten! - Jüdische Selbstbekenntnisse -Kommunismus und Sozialdemokratie: Schöpfungen von Juden - In allen Lebenssparten "führten" Juden - Apostel des Rassenantisemitismus - Der Zehrstand - Schönerers Kampf gegen Juda - Juden bringen Schönerer Zufall - Verbessert von den Klerikalen - Der jüdische Dolchstoß - Juden, nicht als Juden - Der Nationalsozialismus schafft Abhilfe - Die Juden-Gesetze - mehrere Seiten Verlagsanzeigen ("Kampfschriften der Obersten SA.-Führung" Bände 1-10, Reihe "Der Appell" (Hefte 1-7). - Aus dem Vorwort: "Das Grundelement der Sturmabteilungen Adolf Hitlers ist der Kampf. Dieser Kampf, der gleichermaßen um die Größe des neuen Staates wie um die Reinheit der Idee des Führers geht, ist vielfältig wie keiner zuvor. Diesen Kampf der SA. zum Kampf des ganzen Volkes zu machen, ist der Zweck dieser Schriftenreihe. Diese Bändchen soll nicht nur eine geschliffene Waffe in der Hand jedes politischen Kämpfers an, sondern auch Quell der Erkenntnis für jeden deutschen Volksgenossen ". Mit weiteren zeittypischen Ausführungen wie z.B.: "die rein körperlichen Unterschiede, die den Arier vom Juden trennen, sind so gewaltige, dass jede Vermengung nordischen Arierblutes mit dem Semitisch-Micro jeden Juden Blut als Himmel schreiende Sünde wider den Geist der Schöpfung erscheint. Die jüdischen Plattfüße, der zweigeteilte Blick, dass Kainszeichen in der Gegend der Nasenwurzel, von dem auch die Bibel reden, das negerhafte Haar, der sinnlich triebhafte Zug um die Mundwinkel, das flossenartige Halten der Hände in Ruhestellung, das merkwürdige Jüdeln, bei welchem der Ellenbogen angezogen wird, sind ebenso Rasseeigentümlichkeiten der jüdischen Bastardrasse wie ihr typischer Geruch . . . " / "Die Berufung unseres Führers A d o l f H i t l e r schlug wie eine Bombe im jüdischen Lager ein. Und gerade an der Wirkung, welche diese Nachricht im Judentum hervorrief, kann man das Falsche, Lügenhafte und Verleumderische des jüdischen Wesens erkennen. Obwohl noch gar keine Maßnahmen gegen Juden getroffen waren, begann in der ganzen Welt sofort ein jüdische Lügen- und Verleumdungsfeldzug gegen den neuen Staat. Aus tausenden von Giftspritzen auf dem ganzen Erdball wurden Tag für Tag gemeinste Greuelnachrichten über die Leiden und Verfolgungen der Juden in Deutschland verbreitet, wurde von dem Hinschlachten von tausenden jüdischer Männer und Frauen berichtet usw. Daher kam es auch, daß Ausländer, welche Deutschland bereisten, glaubten, gleich auf dem ersten Grenzbahnhof Judenleichen zu hunderten aufgestapelt zu sehen, und umso erstaunter waren, als sie sahen, daß an den ganzen gemeinen Lügen und Verleumdungen der "furchtbaren und blutigen Nazi-Diktatur" kein Wort wahr war" . . . Gutes Expl., weitere Beschreibung s.Nr. 23465! Bitte beachten Sie: Auf Grund der besonderen [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le opere del regime in Istria nel quinquennio 1933-XI - 1937-XV.

      Pola, Rocco Editore, 1938, 4to brossura, pp. nn. (80) con numerose illustrazioni fotografiche. Raro.

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        The Code of the Woosters

      Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1938 Very good in a very good dust jacket. First US edition. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Previous owner's name written on front free end papr. The board edges are slightly soiled. paste-downs and free endpages show some darkening. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Chipping at the corners and spine ends. Moderate soiling. Dj spine sun-faded.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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      New York: William Morrow and Company, 1938., 1938. First edition. First edition. Fine, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dust jacket lightly sunned on the spine and with minor wear to the spine ends and corners. A Perry Mason mystery. An exceptional copy.

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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne. Selected and Edited by H.J. Massingham

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938. Limited edition, no. 386 of 850 sets. Two volumes. Large 8vo. xxx, 311, (1); viii, 356 pp. Publisher's grey buckram, gilt to spines and upper boards, top edges gilt, original marbled paper slipcase. Fine wood engraved title pages, 40 wood engraved head and tail pieces by Eric Ravilious plus 2 maps, one of which is folding. Near repairs to the slipcase which has some general wear, mild tanning to the spines, just a little rubbing to the extremities, a very good set. Including White's most famous work, the Natural History of Selborne, as well as letters to Thomas Pennant and Hon. Daines Barrington and further family correspondence, some poems, the Antiquities of Selborne and his six annual Naturalist's Journals. The final volumes illustrated by Eric Ravilious before his death and containing some of his best work.

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        1938 Wisden Original Hardback

      Hi, This lot is an Original 1938 Hardback Wisden . It is in very good condition, the first of the new hardbacks. 1938 & 39 do tend to be quite poor this is far better than most for the year. The front and spine gilt is excellent for a poor year slight fading to the spine if being picky, the boards are very good, there are a few light marks mainly to the front (part cup of tea) and a hexagonal mark to the bottom of the spine but still nice boards. The internal pages are fabulous, slight eeakness to the hinges but far from breaking (which is common). By far superior to many of the same year. Hard to find in good condition, this is not too far off excellent. More Photos on request. Payment: Cheque

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