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        "Civilisations". Autograph manuscript. N. p., c. 1938/39.

      1938. 4to. 1 p. (24 lines). An important sociopolitical text (notes for "Terre des Hommes", presumably for an article), in which Saint-Exupéry examines different ways of perceiving civilization: "Ah! Hitler tu as fait une belle decouverte en verite quand tu as decouvert que la civilisation ce n'etait pas [...], quand tu as decouvert [...] que l'on avait pas à qui ca mature [...] et que nous etions le loup et le tigre. Le [...] [...] [...], nous le [...] depuis cent mille ans - Tu confonds la decouverte du persecuteur avec la decouverte du [...] et tu decouvriras demain que [...] de l'homme si les pouvoir ne [...] sa proie, mais, [...] [...] de la manger - Et tu diras, j'ai trouvé le vrai dens de l'honneur? [...]".

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        Typed letter signed. Princeton, New Jersey, 30. X. 1938.

      1938. 4to. 1 p. In German, to Mr. Silverman: "An unusually intimate knowledge of my writings speaks from the lines of your letter, and I believe I can assume that it is based not only on purely artistic, but also on human and spiritual, not to mention moral grounds. Empathy and spiritual friendship have become rare commodities in these times, and so I shake your hand as an ally in the struggle for Good in the world".

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        Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].

      Tokyo: Nakatogawa Hiroyuki, March 20, , 1938. Landscape quarto. Original dark red textured paper-covered boards, green silk ties, die-cut image of the Great Wall to the front board, together with title gilt to the upper board. Illustrated title on yellow-tinted paper, 7 colour plates, numerous illustrations from photographs, some on tinted paper stock, all leaves with tissue guards, folding colour map, pictorial endpapers. Minor edge-wear, spotting to the tissue-guards, overall very good indeed. First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Just three copies on OCLC, Manchukuo collection in the Harvard-Yenching Library, Stanford, and Princeton. Following Japan's successes in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-5) tensions had intensified, seeming to peak with the conquest of Manchuria in 1931 and the creation of the puppet state of Manchukuo, but continuing to rise steadily through the 30s. After a number of provocations in the summer of 1937. Chiang Kai-shek's nationalist forces joined with the warlords of Hunan and Szechwan provinces to fight the Japanese. Chiang believed that by attacking Japanese naval installations and troops in and around Shanghai, he would force the foreign powers to ally with China to fight against Japan to protect their considerable investments in southern China. For three months, the Nationalist Chinese armies held out in the face of an intense bombardment by Japan's Taiwan-based 'planes and ships on the Huangpu River, but were eventually forced to retreat to Nanking, under constant harrying attacks from Japanese reinforcements. The images in this "souvenir" album show the Japanese advance through Eastern and Coastal China; the build up of materiel; the destruction of Nanking; Japanese troops on the march, celebrating victories; the aftermath of the destructive bombardments.

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        "Une étudiante de Harvard".

      Lithographie en médaillon tirée en couleurs sur vélin d'Arches, signée au crayon, avec un texte satyrique imprimé accompagné d'une photo miniature en noir dans la partie supérieure gauche. Dimensions de la feuille : 49 x 57,5 cm Dimensions de la lithographie en médaillon : 30 x 23 cm. Rare épreuve sur Arches, non numérotée, signée. Roland Topor (né à Paris, le 7 janvier 1938 - mort dans la même ville, le 16 avril 1997) est un illustrateur, dessinateur, peintre, écrivain, poète, metteur en scène, chansonnier, acteur et cinéaste français. Fils du peintre et sculpteur Abram Topor, le jeune Roland passe ses premières années à Paris, dans le 10e arrondissement, rue Corbeau (aujourd'hui rue Jacques-Louvel-Tessier), puis en Savoie où ses parents, immigrés juifs polonais, se cachent de l'occupant nazi. Étudiant aux Beaux-Arts de Paris, Topor collabore au journal Hara-Kiri dont il partage le culte de l'humour noir, décapant et cynique mais aussi, dans une veine plus rose, au magazine Elle. En 1962, avec Fernando Arrabal et Alexandro Jodorowsky, il est l'un des créateurs du mouvement Panique. « Je veux que mon existence Soit une suprême offense Aux vautours qui s'impatientent Depuis les années quarante En illustrant sans complexe Le sang, la merde et le sexe. » Pense-bêtes

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        Autograph letter signed ("Freud"). "39 Elsworthy Road NW 3" (i. e. London), 24. VI. 1938.

      1938. 4to. 1½ pp. To the unnamed psychoanalyst and neurologist Hermann Nunberg and his wife, about his reception in England after leaving Vienna: "We are doing very well here, much better than so many others are, unfortunately, for whom one wants to do something and yet seldom can. Our reception in London was decidedly friendly, surprisingly not only from followers and old friends [...] but also from total strangers who wanted to express their joy that we are safe and in England [...]". - "Freud arrived in London by train on 6 June 1938. His reputation had preceded him to the extent that the train had to be re-routed to another platform at Victoria, so as to avoid the enthusiastic attentions of the press. Freud was greatly heartened by the cordial welcome he received, although he wrote to friends of his sense of alienation resulting from the move and his concern over the worsening state of affairs in Europe. He was particularly anxious about four of his elderly sisters who remained in Vienna, for whom visas were being sought without success. Freud did not live long enough to know that they all perished in the camps" (Oxford DNB). - Slightly spotty; folds.

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      Chicago, the university of chicago press 1938. Trois volumes grands in-4°(34x25cm). Reliure demi toile écrue. Pièces de titre cuir grenat. Tome 1: XIV+367p Tome 2: 388p Tome 3:ce volume contient 1009 illustrations . Dos légèrement insolés sinon bon et solide exemplaire. 1/Beato Angelico and Benozzo Gozzoli. 2/ Ucello,the Pollajuolo and Signorelli. 3/ Verrochio the young Leonardo and Leonardo di Credi. 4/ Fra Filippo Pesellino and Botticelli. 5/Filippino lippi, Garbo,Carli and Alunno di Domenico. 6/ The ghirlandajo, Granacci,Rosselli, and Piero di Cosimo. 7/ Fra Bartolommeo and his following. 8/ Leonardo da Vinci. 9/ Michelangelo. 10/Michelangelo's immediate followers and sundry Forgers 11/ Andrea del Sarto and others. 12/Pontormo and Rosso 13/Further drawings of the trecento.

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        Autograph manuscript signed 'A. Einstein'. No place or date (1938 or earlier).

      1938. Folio (277:225 mm). 1 p. on fine thin paper ("Pendrift Bond"). An important working manuscript apparently representing Einstein's notes for a paper entitled "On a Generalization of Kaluza's Theory of Electricity" which he wrote jointly with Peter Bergmann, and which was published in the Annals of Mathematics, vol. 39, no. 3, July 1938, pp. 683-701. Although the manuscript differs in many details from the published article (written in English), there are enough correspondences in wording, and also with respect to the equations to the section of the article headed "The Space Structure" to suggest very strongly a link between it and the 1938 paper. In sum, the manuscript details part of Einstein's attempt to construct a unified theory of electromagnetism, gravitation and quantum mechanics based on a curved five dimensional spacetime with five spacetime coordinates x1, x2, x3, x4, x0 and four spatial coordinates, one of which, x0, is periodic. Through every point it is assumed that there passes a closed geodesic given by x1, x2, x3, x4 constant. This particular approach is sometimes referred to as "Projective Relativity" and is a type of unified theory pioneered by T. Kaluza and later by O. Klein in the 1920s. Kaluza's and Klein's ideas play a key part of modern Super String theory and are currently being extensively pursued by theoretical physicists. - After obtaining his doctorate at the German University in Prague in 1936 under the direction of Philipp Frank, Peter Bergmann (1915-2002) collaborated with Einstein, as his research assistant, at the Institute for Advanced Study between 1936 and 1941. In 1942, Bergmann published a textbook on General Relativity, Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, which contained a foreword by Einstein. We understand that Einstein presented this manuscript to the daughter of Luther P. Eisenhart, Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Princeton University. - Remains of mount on verso, light browning towards edges.

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        Sammlung von 8 eigenh. Briefen mit U. Zumeist Kirchstetten und Wien, 7. V. 1938-21. XII. 1944.

      1938. Zus. 15 SS. auf 13 Bll. Gr.-4to. Beiliegend: Weinheber, Hedwig. 16 eigenh. Briefe und 2 eh. Postkarten mit U. Kirchstetten, 2. IX. 1949-24. VIII. 1957. Zusammen 27½ SS. Meist Gr.-4to. Persönliche Schreiben an seinen Freund, den späteren Verlagslektor Hans Rössner: "Du, als liebender Freund, wirst verstehen, welche Verantwortung ich fühle [...] Ich muss nur zu Zeiten mich völlig einkapseln, um der Führungen von drüben völlig teilhaftig werden zu können. Ich glaube ja längst nicht mehr, daß ich es bin, der es schafft [...] Ich lasse mich treiben, verstehst Du, ich gehorche dem Gesetz [...]" (7. V. 1938). - "Was da die Ausländer von uns als 'Barbaren' sagen - das stimmt schon. Aber die sehen nur das Offizielle. Dir wirklichen Kräfte zu sehn ist ihnen nicht beschieden [...]" (28. VIII. 1938). - "[...] es geht mir seelisch gar nicht gut, ich habe eine solche Furcht, Grauen ist es, vor einer kommenden Katastrophe, ich weiß nicht welcher, und ob sie mich persönlich oder uns allgemein treffen wird. Der Führer hat herrlich gesprochen, schöner, maßvoller, klarer und edler als je. Hoffen wir das beste [...]" (4. V. 1939). - Aus der Nervenheilanstalt Inzersdorf: "Ich bin aber nun seit Februar hier in der Anstalt um mich des Alkohols zu entwöhnen [...] Manchmal scheint mir ein Schicksal wie das Hölderlins besser zu sein als das meine. [...] Sei tapfer! Denke, daß Gott mit uns Deutschen etwas Besonderes vorhaben muß, da er uns so schwer belädt. Wir sind das Schicksal der Welt, der weißen Rasse. Das muss jeder Geistige sehen. Dann wird manches, was zu tragen ist, leichter, weil es dann gemäß erscheint, schicksalhaft. Tragisch im edelsten Sinne: Adel und Untergang [...]" (18. IV. 1940). - "[...] Im übrigen glaube ich fest an die echte Abendländische Mission Adolf Hitlers. Wenn jetzt amerikanische und russische Analphabeten vorgeben, das Abendland vor uns 'Barbaren' retten zu müssen, so ist das doch der blödeste propagandistische Schwindel, der je ausgeheckt wurde. Wo ist in der Gegenwart bei denen eine derart geschlossene geistige Gestalt wie die meine, die mit allem Mut zur Konsequenz (Adel und Untergang) das Abendländische zusammenfassend aufgezeigt und beschworen hat?! Ich spüre wie es bei mir wieder aufwärts geht. Nur jetzt nicht nachlassen! Die drüben haben sich die Kriegsweihnachten 44 jedenfalls anders vorgestellt! [...]" (21. XII. 1944). - Die Korrespondenz seiner Witwe Hedwig mit Rössner betrifft die Herausgabe der Gesamtausgabe der Werke ihres verstorbenen Gatten, über dessen Biographie von Josef Nadler u. a. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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      Frantisek Tichy, (Prague 1938 - A b&w drypoint engraving, image size 3 3/4 x 6 1/16 in., on a larger sheet. Housed in a contemporary metal and glass frame, with a finished window mat. Lightly soiled vellum covers the frame's edges. A very good impression. Czech photographer, Josef Sudek (1896-1976), INSCRIBED this to his friend Sampelik. According to the unverified story recounted when this etching was bought in Prague, Sampelik was the station manager at the rail yard in Prague. He had a large collection of recorded music, and befriended Sudek, who used to come to spend his evenings with Sampelik, listening to jazz. This engraving of Tichy's, was used by Sudek as a holiday greeting, and the photographer SIGNED and dated it in 1965.Frantisek TIchy (1896- 1961), the Czech painter, graphic artist, and illustrator, created this drypoint for Sudek in 1938. It is the first graphic work by Tichy executed in engraving. It depicts a photographer, with his head under the cloth of a large camera, focusing the lens on his subject, a tailor's dress form. The plate is SIGNED in the lower left corner, with a "T" in a circle, signifying this as the 2nd state of this engraving. See, Dvorak, Frantisek, FRANTISEK TICHY GRAFICKE DILO. Prague: SNKLU, 1961.

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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories 1st U.S. ed. (1938)

      Scribner's 1938 - Hanneman A.16A. Scribner's 'A' and printers devise in copyright-page. Printrun 5350 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      William Morrow and Company, 1938., New York - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pages bibliques. Traduction nouvelle d'Edouard Dhorme.

      [Neuilly], [Chez l'artiste], 1938.1 vol. in-folio. Plein maroquin vermillon, quintuple filet doré encadrant les plats, dos orné de même, titre et date dorés, tranches dorées sur témoins, doublures de maroquin noir serties d'un filet gras doré, ornées du même encadrement, gardes de soie rouge, couvertures et dos conservés, étui. [F. SAULNIER]. [3] ff., XIII pp., 215 ff., [1] f.Puissante illustration de 140 eaux-fortes originales d'Henri le Riche dont 71 à pleine page, illustrant des passages bibliques extraits de la Genèse.Lettrines gravées sur bois, texte encadré d'un filet carmin. Tirage unique à 100 exemplaires, celui-ci n° 96, enrichi d'un envoi de l'illustrateur à Georges Bernard, "amateur très éclairé", et orné, au faux-titre, d'un croquis d'une tête d'homme au crayon. "Très belle publication côtée et abondamment illustrée ; c'est une des meilleures illustrations de l'artiste".Superbe exemplaire dans une reliure doublée de Saulnier.Monod, 8821. Carteret, IV, 310.

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        LES PARENTS TERRIBLES ( dessin + envoi autographe )

      NRF GALLIMARD - PARIS 1938 édition originale du tirage courant, relié ( reliure demi chagrin rouge, dos rond avec titre Argent, couvertures et dos conservés, reliure signée par P. Goy & C. Vilaine de l'atelier Moura à Lyon ), in f° 12 ( 120 mm x 185 mm ), ouvrage agrémenté d'un bel envoi autographe de l'auteur : à Charles Sequeval, en souvenir amical de Jean Cocteau 1966, accompagné d'un dessin au feutre rouge d'une tête aux yeux bleus sur toute la page. 251 pages + 1 table, exemplaire agréable dans une superbe reliure

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        Die drei Kühe. Eine Bauerngeschichte zwischen Tirol und Spanien.

      [Madrid], Amalien-Verlag, 1938. - *Erste Ausgabe. - Deutsches Exilarchiv 2988 - Melzwig 370.1 - Sternfeld-Tiedemann 267. - Rückenkanten angebrochen und mit kleinen Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen; innen sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. 48 Seiten mit Frontispiz-Porträttafel (Kisch), einer Tafel mit 2 Photographien, sowie Zeichnungen von 'Oliver', Orig.-Pappband (sign.: Oliver), Klein-8 . - Sehr seltenes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Bunyan - Pilgrim's Progress 25 year Collection (325 Volumes) - Bible

      325 Volumes of Pilgrim's Progress and other works of Bunyan. was an English writer and Baptist preacher best remembered as the author of the religious allegory The Pilgrim's Progress. In addition to The Pilgrim's Progress, Bunyan wrote nearly sixty titles, many of them expanded sermons.Bunyan came from the village of Elstow, near Bedford. He had some schooling and at the age of sixteen joined the Parliamentary army during the first stage of the English Civil War. After three years in the army he returned to Elstow and took up the trade of tinker, which he had learned from his father. He became interested in religion after his marriage, attending first the parish church and then joining the Bedford Meeting, anonconformist group in Bedford, and becoming a preacher. After the restoration of the monarch, when the freedom of nonconformists was curtailed, Bunyan was arrested and spent the next twelve years in jail as he refused to undertake to give up preaching. During this time he wrote a spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and began work on his most famous book, The Pilgrim's Progress, which was not published until some years after his release.Bunyan's later years, in spite of another shorter term of imprisonment, were spent in relative comfort as a popular author and preacher, and pastor of the Bedford Meeting. He died aged 59 after falling ill on a journey to London and is buried in Bunhill Fields. The Pilgrim's Progress became one of the most published books in the English language; 1,300 editions having been printed by 1938, 250 years after the author's death.Request additional pictures if interested.

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        The Holy Sonnets of John Donne.

      London: printed by Hague & Gill for JM Dent & Sons, 1938. With the scarce gold dust jacket. One of 550 copies, signed by Eric Gill. Printed by Hague & Gill in High Wycombe in Gill's Bunyan type on Barcham Green handmade paper. 4 wood engravings by Gill plus a clover device on the colophon and printed in blind in gilt on the upper cover. 8vo., original black cloth decorated with gilt lettering and device, in the original gold dust jacket. Slight rubbing to spine and very edges, jacket rather worn with repairs. The first book to be printed in Gill's Bunyan type.

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        La conspiration

      1938. Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edizione per la quale non è stata redatta grandi carte, una copia del servizio stampa. L'invio autografo firmato di Paul Nizan Marcelle Tinayre. Bella copia. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Envoi autographe signé de Paul Nizan à Marcelle Tinayre. Agréable exemplaire.

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        Newsweek Magazine, April 4, 1938 - Albert Einstein Cover Photo and Feature Article

      Weekly Publications, Inc, 1938. 40 pages. Features: Great cover photo of wild - haired Albert Einstein in leather jacket; Photo of swastika atop smoke stack of New York hospital power plant on the East River between 70th and 71st; Photo of Mr. & Mrs. David Hearst; photo of Pinky Tomlin and his bride; Photo of Joan Bennett wounded on movie set by a bayonet; Great photo of FDR in limo in Gainesville, Georgia surrounded by crowd; Concern over Japanese fishing off Alaska; Photo of Dr. Seyss - Inquart with Hitler; One - page article on Einstein includes photo of his relaxing chair, work desk and Princeton home; Five photos of famous racehorse Man o' War; Nice one - page photo ad for the Chrysler Royal car; Nice one - page, two - color Chesapeake and Ohio ad features Ohio's "Cheese Corridor"; Photo of crowd of Akron Goodrich workers protesting wages; Photo of a 42 - passenger 'Ensign' built for Imperial Airways; Handsome color Packard auto ad on back cover features illustration of well - dressed couple. Somewhat above - average wear. Unmarked. Articles clipped from pages 15, 16 and 39. One - third of table of contents page has been removed. A worthy vintage copy Magazine

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        Count Belisarius

      London: Cassell and Company Limited 1938. 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. . Fine. Full Morocco. First Edition. 1938. 8vo..

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        Auf dem Podium. Sammlung von revolutionären Gedichten, die sich für den Vortrag gut eignen. Zusgestellt u. mit Anleitung zum Rezitieren versehen..

      Moskau, Staatsverlag, 1938 8°, 111 S., Kart., Titelbl. fehlt., Frontgelenk eingerissen, einge Bleistiftanstreichungen, sosnts gutes Exemplar. (W/G2 13) Seltene Ausgabe dieser Agitprop-Lyrik. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Erstausgaben deutscher Literatur Sozialistische Literatur

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        The Birds of Kenya Colony and the Uganda Protectorate.

      Gurney and Jackson., London.1938. - 3 vols. London.1938. Gurney and Jackson. 1592 p., 24 col. plates, 241 text-figs., 1 map. cloth. Leicht berieben und bestossen. Former owner: David Armitrage Bannerman. Exlibris inside. Enclosed: envelope with handwriiten letters of the authors woman Lady Aline Jackson inviting D.A. Bannerman to prepare a second edition of her husbands work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Projet Lucien Lelong.

      1938Maquette publicitaire préparatoire pour Lucien Lelong, mine de plomb et pastel sec sur calque, cachet de l'artiste, titrée et datée en bas à droite, 1938, 25 x 18 cm, encadrée. Lucien LELONG (1889-1958) fait partie de ces couturiers d'avant garde qui mettent à la mode, dans les années 1920, la ligne fine et souple. Il habille Marlène DIETRICH, Greta GARBO, fréquente Serge LIFAR, COLETTE et Jean COCTEAU. Il est un des rares couturiers à maintenir la production française sous l'Occupation durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Ici, le mannequin porte une coiffure dont les boucles sont formées des lettres de la marque.

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      Paris: Galerie Beaux-Arts, 1938. Large octavo. Pictorial stiff wrappers (after a design by Tanguy). Very heavily illustrated with drawings, photographs, facsimiles, etc. Pale green wrappers somewhat tanned at edges, neatly recased, with shallow loss at crown and toe of spine, usual light foxing, otherwise a very good copy in lightly chipped and tanned glassine wrapper. This copy is significantly better than the norm for this book. First edition. A multi-disciplinary exercise in self-explanation, drawing on primary texts for the definition of terms and tendencies, and reproductions of artworks by those who at various times found or placed themselves under the umbrella of SURREALISME. The work was compiled to accompany the Exposition International du Surréalisme, organized by Breton and Eluard, with the assistance of Duchamp, Ernst, Dali and others, and the uncommon [8]pp. catalogue of the exhibition (inevitably a bit tanned) is laid in.

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        The Nonesuch Dickens Editied by Arthur Waugh, Hugh Walpole, Thomas Hatton and Walter Dexter

      London: Nonesuch Press, 1938. Edition of 877 Copies. Profusely illustrated. 25 vols. 8vo. Original cloth, black title labels. Six spines a little sunned; spine labels lightly scuffed here and there, a few boards lightly rubbed. Top corners of "Christmas Books" volume bumped (though text block is unscathed); soiling to front joint of "Sketches by Boz." Very good plus, all volumes tight and square, and internally bright and clean. Edition of 877 Copies. Profusely illustrated. 25 vols. 8vo. Complete set of the Nonesuch Dickens, in 24 volumes, with the "Nonesuch Dickensiana" or "Retrospectus and Prospectus: The Nonesuch Dickens" (in blue cloth) This set includes the steel plate by Phiz (Hablot K. Browne) for David Copperfield, "I am the bearer of evil tidings" (October 1850, chapter 56, "The New Wound, and The Old"). Dreyfus, Nonesuch Press 108

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        La Sauvage [Restless Heart] (Original script for the 1938 play)

      Paris: Editions Georges Marton, 1938. Original carbon typescript for the 1938 play in agency wrappers. The play debuted at the Theatre des Mathurins in Paris on January 11, 1938 and ran for 100 performances. First published in the collection "Piéces noires" (Calmann-Lévy, 1942) and published in English as "Restless Heart" (Methuen, 1957). Beige agency wrappers, 108 leaves, with last leaf of text numbered 105. Carbon typescript. Pages Fine, wrapper Very Good, bound internally with two gold brads.

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        The Mastaba of Mereruka I Chambers A 1-10 II Chambers A 11-13, Doorjambs and Inscriptions of Chambers A 1-21, Tomb Chamber, Exterior

      2 vols., XXV, 17, XIII pp. introductions to an impressive presentation of 219 plates (circa 13 color, 1 double plate) showing elevations, images from photographs, drawings, and reproductions from paintings of the elaborate series of scenes found on the walls of the extensive tomb, introductions discuss the history of the mastaba, its architecture, and the materials and techniques used for the reliefs and paintings, notes. Minor damage to end papers of Vol. 2. Folio. Cloth, edges of both vols. rubbed, lower part of spine of Vol. 2 missing, covers bowed and slightly stained. Chicago (The University of Chicago Press) 1938. (The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, 31, 38). Raymond Cowern (1913-1986), a noted etcher and painter, is one of the artists who contributed some of the drawings and paintings featured in this text.

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        Journals of John D. Lee, 1846-47 and 1859. Inscribed

      Western Printing Company 1938 - Kelly, Charles, (editor). Journals of John D. Lee, 1846-47 and 1859. Inscribed. Salt Lake City: Western Printing Company, 1938. 1st edition. 244pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 4to. Green cloth with gilt titles. Signed by author. Book condition: Good with rubbed corners, gently exposing boards. Front hinge is cracked, but stable, and there a glue stains to pastedowns. Inscribed by Charles Kelly to Hoffman Birney, co-author with Kelly of Holy Murder, on front free endsheet. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Mastaba of Mereruka, 2 vols.-- Part I: Chambers A 1-10, Plates 1-103 & Part II: Chambers A 11-13, Doorjambs and Inscriptions of Chambers A 1-21, Tomb Chamber, Exterior, Plates 104-219 The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, vol. XXXI & XXXIX

      The University of Chicago Press, 1938-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. Folio. xxv, 18, [2]; plates 1 - 103: xiii, [4], plates 104 - 218. Original cloth, pictorial pastedown to front board. Library markings, rubbing to edges. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        A revealing letter by Gutzon Borglum critiquing his Henry Ward Beecher statue, which was symbolic of the anti-slavery movement

      Washington, DC, January 7, 1938. 5" x 7.25". "4 pages, 5"" x 7.25"", two of which are blank. On Metropolitan Club Washington DC letterhead. Signed ""Gutzon Borglum"" and dated ""Monday 7-th 1938"". Expected folds with a few small smudges, else near fine.A revealing letter written by Borglum in response to an inquiry by Miss Sharp about reproducing his statue of Henry Ward Beecher. Borglum's response includes his personal critique of his own work, along with how he prices his art. The statue in question is showcased in Brooklyn, NY and depicts Henry Ward Beecher with ""Pink"", a slave child located at Beecher's feet, who was freed through auction by Beecher in the Plymouth Church. The letter states in full:""My dear Miss Sharp,Thank you for your letter regarding my statue of Henry Ward Richer in Brooklyn and your desire to reproduce it.That statue was produced under trying interfering conditions by the then chairman of the committee. The figure is very bad and I would not copy nor want it copied by anybody. The head is fine, I refused to change that and of course I'd be glad to let you make any use of it as far a my approval is necessary that you wish.Meantime It costs from ten to twenty thousand to create an heroic statue in bronze with suitable base. There are no plastic models left- Why not let me make a three quarter bust. I have all the material used for the statue except the plastic costs.Such a bust including the arms in Bronze…could be made completed and delivered for five thousand and made this year. I am working at Marietta Ohio … if you would like further information.Very sincerely,Gutzon Borglum""A fascinating look at how this well versed artist, who specialized in heroic monumental sculptures, both critiques and prices his own creations."

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        Cours naturel

      1938. Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1938, 16x21cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1938, 16x21cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Prima edizione, una delle 750 copie numerate su pergamena, la nostra uno dei migliori off-trade sono stati utilizzati per il servizio stampa. autografo prezioso firmato da Paul Eluard, "A Man Ray, il suo fedele amico ..." Ex-dono dedicatario della penna sulla parte superiore della prima guardia, ex libris incollato su un contreplat. La nostra copia viene presentato in una camicia sul retro di marocchino rosso con la coda menzione d'oro, piatti di cartone "ex Man Ray."; Caso pieno di cartone, insieme firmato Devauchelle. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 750 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, le nôtre un des exemplaires hors-commerce ayant été utilisés pour le service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard : " A Man Ray, son ami fidèle..." Ex-dono du dédicataire au stylo bille en tête de la première garde, ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise au dos de maroquin rouge portant en queue la mention dorée "ex. Man Ray", plats de cartonnage; étui en plein cartonnage, ensemble signé de Devauchelle.

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      - (WYETH,N.C.)illus. TRENDING INTO MAINE by Kenneth Roberts. Boston: Little Brown 1938 (May 1938). 4to (7 1/4 x 9 3/4"), white cloth spine, blue cloth, FINE IN ORIGINAL PLAIN PAPER WRAPPER AND SLIPCASE WITH PAPER LABEL (case toned on backstrip with a few spots else tight and VG+). First Wyeth edition LIMITED TO 1075 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY WYETH AND ROBERTS! Illustrated with 15 beautiful color plates including endpapers and complete with an EXTRA SUITE OF COLOR PLATES IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPE. This is an excellent copy, increasingly scarce with extra suite of plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Silent Traveller in London, The

      1938. first edition. Publisher's Special BindingThe Silent Traveller (Chiang Yee) in LondonYEE, Chiang. The Silent Traveller in London. By Chiang Yee Author of the Silent Traveller in Lakeland, of The Chinese Eye and of Chinese Calligraphy. London: Country Life, [1938]. First edition. Specially bound by Leighton-Straker.Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 225 x 145 mm.). xix, [i, blank], 255, [1], [4, blank] pp. Thirteen plates including two in color.Specially bound by Leighton-Straker ca. 1938 (stamp-signed in gilt on rear turn-in). Full red morocco, upper cover lettered in gilt with Chinese characters, smooth spine lettered in gilt and Chinese characters, publisher's decorative end-papers, top edge gilt, others uncut. A fine example.Chiang Yee (1903-1977), self-styled as "The Silent Traveller", was a Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher. In 1925 he graduated from Nanjing University (then named National Southeastern University), not only one of the world's oldest institutions of learning but also re-launched in 1920 as one of China's earlier modern universities. He served for over a year in the Chinese army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, then taught chemistry in middle schools, lectured at National Chengchi University, and worked as assistant editor of a Hangzhou newspaper. He subsequently served as magistrate of three counties (Jiujang in Jiangxi, and Dangtu and Wuhu in Anhui.) Unhappy with the situation in China at that time, he departed for England in 1933, to study for an MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics, focusing on municipal administration, leaving wife and family behind. From 1935 to 1938 he taught Chinese at the School of Oriental Studies (now School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London, and 1938 to 1940 worked at the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. During this period, he wrote and illustrated a well-received series of books entitled The Silent Traveller in? His first was The Silent Traveller: a Chinese Artist in Lakeland (1937), written from a journal of a fortnight in the English Lake District in August 1936. Others followed: The Silent Traveller in London (1938), the The Silent Traveller in the Yorkshire Dales (1941), and The Silent Traveller in Oxford (1944). Despite paper shortages and rationing, these books were kept in print. He wrote The Silent Traveller in Wartime (1939) and, after World War II ended, the series gradually ventured further afield, to Edinburgh, Dublin, Paris, New York, San Francisco, and Boston, concluding in 1972 with The Silent Traveller in Japan (1972).The books characteristically bring a fresh 'sideways look' in a peaceful and non-judgemental way to places perhaps unfamiliar at the time to a Chinese national: the author was struck by things the locals might not notice, such as beards, or the fact that the so-called Lion's Haunch on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh is actually far more like a sleeping elephant. In his wartime books, Chiang Yee made it plain that he was fervently opposed to Nazism. His writings exude a feeling of positive curiosity, life-enhancing in a unique way. Some of his books have been re-issued in modern times, sometimes with fresh introductions.In this fine little book is a paragraph (pp. 126/127) which mentions my Great Uncle Sam Joseph. I shall quote in context: "Hannen Swaffer has written a passage in the Daily Herald under the title "Ye Olde Bookes." He says: "When the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association which has members in all the world's important cities, met for its annual dinner at the Café Monico in London, last night, it was grumbling. Business has fallen off; good copies of rare books are hard to find. The best specimens all went to America in the boom??" I hope that the Second-hand booksellers' Association, if any exists, would not grumble so much that the bad specimens all went to China in the boom! After all, simply to collect books is a great joy, and there is no need to buy the most expensive editions. Mr, Swaffer has also written Kleptomaniac."In Charing Cross Road," he says, "London's book-selling centre, Sam Joseph tells me, dealers have regular clients who turn up every day at one, read the books in the boxes outside, and at two o'clock, before going back to work, turn down the corner of a page to mark it for the next day! They still tell the story of the old gentleman with plenty of money and a passion for stealing rare copies. Every three weeks or so, he would do the rounds of the dealers' shops, "lifting" a book here and there. They knew him of course, and kept a check on the copies that disappeared. Regularly they sent the bill in to his secretary, who promptly paid. This suited everyone concerned, until somebody found out that one or two of the less honest dealers were sending in bills for books that he hadn't stolen, as well as for those he had?"The bookbinding firm of Leighton-Straker bound many fine editions. amongst the most notable are the signed limited edition of Churchill's Marlborough, Rex Whistler's illustrated edition of Hans Andersen, and many books for the Cresset, Golden Cockerel and Nonesuch Presses.

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        Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present.

      Oxford University Press 1938-1939 - Edition de luxe; 10 vols. Publisher's uniform black half-morocco, plate volumes drop-front boxes, lettered in gilt. The EDITION DE LUXE, beautifully illustrated featuring fine colloype plates, some colored, many showing important architectural sites prior to either restoration or destruction. The most celebrated and authoritative survey of Persian art, and an important resource for the art and architectural historian. Overall very good, however lacking three plates (127-129) of a total of 1482, occasional minor edgewear to plates (especially vol 4), wear to bindings, several sides of drop boxes broken, some eye hooks missing. Ex Libris the New York Asian Art dealers Ralph M Chait. (bookplate) Contact Bookseller for shipping rates!! This set comprises nine very large volumes with the tenth a folio of additional colour prints--a feature only in the Edition De Luxe [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing published 1938. An attractive sophisticated dustjacket that is vibrant in color with slight wear to the edges. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is the variant state without the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. The binding is tight with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with slight discoloration to the title page. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy with the ORIGINAL dustjacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Night in London: Story of a London Night in Sixty-Four Photographs.

      London Paris & New York n.d 1938 - First edition. 4to., introduction by James Bone. Illustrated with gravure reproductions of Brandt's photographs, photo-pictorial wrappers, a little rubbed otherwise very good to near fine. Rare. Brandt's finest photographic book that "brings out Brandt's predilection for the mysterious and fantastic" (P & B). Now exceptionally rare. Parr & Badger I 138; Hasselblad 126; Auer 264. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      1938. Fayard & Cie, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, relié. - Fayard & Cie, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una copia del servizio stampa. Binding scatola metà nera, di nuovo liscia, modo di legname carta piatta, guardie e contreplats carta nera, coperture e schienali conservati, testa dorata, firmato vincolante Mercher. autografo firmato da Robert Brassillach Emile Henriot. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Reliure en demi box noir, dos lisse, plats de papier façon bois, gardes et contreplats de papier noir, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, reliure signée de Mercher. Envoi autographe signé de Robert Brasillach à Emile Henriot. Bel exemplaire complet de son prière d'insérer et agréablement établi.

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      - (TENGGREN,GUSTAF)illus. STORIES FROM A MAGIC WORLD by Elizabeth Woodruff. Springfield: McLoughlin Bros. (1938). Large 4to(10 x 12"), red cloth, pictorial paste-on, some cover soil and fraying, VG. Originally published by Milton Bradley under the title of The Dickey Bird, this is an attractive and scarce edition, printed on coated paper and illustrated by Tenggren with 5 incredible color plates, plus 13 full age and many in text fanciful pen and ink drawings by Carl Wehde. The story is a magical fantasy, and these are some of Tenggren's most beautiful illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Eté (illus. Charles GUERIN)

      Paris. Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1938. In-4. Orné de 25 lithographies originales de Charles Guérin, exécutées en couleurs à l'atelier Duchatel, dont page de titre décorée, 6 illustrations hors-texte et 18 grosses en-têtes et culs-de-lampe. Tirage limité à 130 exemplaires seulement - celui-ci porte le numéro 107 et était imprimé pour M. Henri Flammarion (de la maison Flammarion). Les belles lithographies fines et douces de Guérin ne sont plus à la mode actuellement, mais l'illustrateur avait un style unique qui se marie parfaitement à cette pièce féerique de Shakespeare. En feuilles sous chemise rempliée et double emboîtage. Très bon état.

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        Stalin and the Red Army [in russian language]

      Partizdat the CPSU, 1938 - ca. 39 pages, about 20 illustrations (photos, maps, facsimiles of letters) Very rare original russian edition! With some loose inserts: contemporary prints and portraits BR9F3 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. ru Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 32,5 cm x 26 cm x2 cm; cloth binding; cover with a lot of foxing in the edges, bottom and top of the spine with a small crack; pages are in good condition, sometimes slightly soiled in the edges, really not much; binding tight; endpapers soiled moderatlely: ex-library stock [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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, 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.

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      Leipzig: Kuhwald, 1938. 1st printing of the 1938 edition. October, 1938. Original illustrated wrappers, 12mo (small) , 191 pages, including many, many period ads. Published just one month prior to Kristallnacht, this is a Name and Address Directory of the world?s leading Fur business district, the Brühl, and its counterpart in Berlin, both very heavily Jewish. Divided into 2 sections, one for the Brühl in Leipzig, and the other for Furriers in Berlin. In the 19th and early 20th Century, the ?Brühl? had become synonymous with the Leipzig fur and Tobacco trade. It was the name of the large street where the trade was concentrated (also including Nikolai- and Reichs-strasse) . The Brühl reached it?s highest density with 794 shops in 1928. Of these, about 58 percent were Jewish run and owned. In the period 1926-1930, the Brühl controlled about one third of the world market in furs. With the great depression, followed by the Nazi seizure of power in 1933, the fur trade went into decline. For political reasons the fascist leadership limited the import quotas for goods from the USSR, such as raw fur. And, of course, increasingly, Jewish merchants in the Brühl were discriminated against and expelled. Many fled to England or the United States, where they established new fur businesses. Following Kristallnacht, which came only 1 month after the publication of this guide in October 1938, it became impossible for Jewish furriers to function. Some of the most famous Jewish fur traders included: Julius (Judel) Ariowitsch (1855-1908) ; Chaim Eitingon (1857-1932) , known as "Fur King from Brühl", founder of the Ez Chaim Synagogue and the Jewish hospital; the Frankel family; the Harmerlin Family; John B. (John [Joel] Berend) Oppenheimer & Company; F. Weiss (1893-1982) ; and Theodor Wolf (1833) . OCLC lists only one holding worldwide (German National Library) . Light wear, occational pencil scribbles, overall Very Good Condition. Quite rare and important. (holo2-125-28)

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        Lettres de mon moulin. Illustrations en couleurs de André E. Marty.

      Paris, Edition d'art Piazza, 1938. In-8, 239-(3) pp., reliure à la Bradel plein toile imprimée (signée Léonard rel.), couverture illustrée et dos conservés (dos un peu passé). Premier tirage des illustrations de Marty. Avec un BILLET autographe signé de Daudet, monté sur onglet : "Mon cher ami, Ça va mieux chez nous. Tâchez d'être libre le jeudi 4 mars pour dîner avec nous, au lieu de jeudi prochain. Vous ferez bien plaisir au ménage. A. Daudet." - et un DESSIN ORIGINAL aquarellé de Marty représentant un paysage de moulins. Agréable exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Chaim Weizmann informs chemist Dr. J. Hirshberg of the Daniel Sieff Research Institute - later renamed the Weizmann Institute of Science - of his promotion

      Rehovoth, Palestine, January 13, 1938. 8" x 10". "Typed Letter Signed ""Chaim Weizmann"" as Director, 1 page, 8"" x 10"". Rehovoth, Palestine, January 13, 1938. Countersigned by the Head of Manpower Development. In Hebrew with English translation. Light blue pictorial stationery headed in Hebrew, English, and Arabic: ""The Daniel Sieff Research Institute,"" Rehovoth, Palestine, January 13, 1938. To Dr. J. Hirshberg. Rust marks where folds cross in blank area. Fine condition.In full, ""By this letter we have the pleasure to inform you that for the year 1938 your position is being classified as Senior Worker. Your salary shall be 28 pounds per month. This includes a 2 pound supplement because you are married.""A month earlier, an article by Dr. Hirshberg, in Hebrew, was published before the Third Congress of the Palestinian Chemical Society. Titled ""The Chemist in the Building of the Land of Israel,"" Dr. Hirshberg wrote, in part, ""Here in the Land of Israel, the great role of the chemist in the development of the economy has not yet been made clear to the public at large or even to the relevant institutions and associations. The congress of chemists will have to raise the question of the establishment of bold and systematic relations between chemists and people engaged in the economy and in settlement organizations.""British businessman and Zionist Israel Sieff (later Baron Sieff), after the recent death of his teenage son Daniel in 1932, with the financial support of his business partners and family, endowed the creation by chemist Chaim Weizmann in 1934 of the Daniel Sieff Research Institute. It was renamed the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel's first President's honor on November 2, 1949, in agreement with the Sieff family."

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        American Photographs

      New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Like New. First edition, first printing with limitation statement at rear. Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket with toning to spine and edges, except beneath the belly band; light bump and shallow chipping at crown. In original printed yellow belly band, which is toned at the spine and a bit rubbed along the folds. A sterling example, quite scarce in such beautiful condition. Based on the landmark Museum of Modern Art Exhibition of Evans' work.

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        Summer Moonshine

      Herbert Jenkins (1938), London - Original red cloth lettered in black on the front panel and the spine. Endpapers a tad two-toned from the offset of the jacket flap. Very minor and shallow wear to the spine ends. 7/6 price present on the spine. Dust jacket illustration by Fenwick. An excellent copy in all respects. McIlvaine A59B. With autographed card laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      La Gazette du Palais - Dalloz. 1938-1993. In-4 Carré. Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos frotté. Intérieur acceptable. Env. 140 volumes. Nombreuses reliures demi-cuir. Quelques dos détachés. Quelques volumes manquants. La Gazette du Palais: 1938, 2 tomes. 1939: 2 t. 1940: 2 t. 1941: 2 t., 1942: 1 t. 1943: 1 t. 1944: 2 t. 1945: 1 t. 1946: 1 t. 1947: 1 t. 1948: 1 t. 1949: 1 t. 1950: 1 t. 1951: 1 t. 1952: 1 t. 1953: 1 t. 1954: 2 t. 1955: 2 t. 1956: 2 t. 1957: 2 t. 1958: 2 t. 1959: 2 t. 1960: 2 t. 1961: 2 t. 1962: 2 t. 1963: 2 t. 1964: 2 t. 1965: 2 t. 1966: 2 t. 1967: 2 t. 1968: 2 t. 1969: 2 t. 1969: 2 t. 1970: 2 t. 1971: 2 t. 1972: 2 t. 1973: 2 t. 1974: 2 t. 1975: 2 t. 1976: 2 t. 1977: 2 t. 1978: 2 t. 1979: 2 t. 1980: 2 t. 1981: 2 t. 1982: 2 t. 1983: 2 t. 1984: 2 t. 1985: 2 t. 1986: 2 t. 1987: 2 t. 1988: 2 t. + 1 Législation. 1989: 2 t. + 1 Lég. 1990: 2 t. + 1 Lég. 1991: 2 t. + 1 Lég. 1992: 2 t. + 1 Lég. 1993: 1 t. Tables alphabétiques: 1946-50, 1951-55 (2 t.), 1956-60, 1961-65 (2 t.), 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991. Gazette Dalloz (dos noir): 1977-79 (2 t.), 1980-82 (3 t.), 1983-85 (3 t.), 1986-88 ( 3 t.), 1989-91 (3 t.).

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        SALOMÉ. Drame en un acte. Illustrations par André Derain [with] SALOMÉ. A Tragedy in One Act. Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde by Lord Alfred Douglas and Illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. With a New Introduction by Holbrook Jackson

      Paris and London: Printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1938. 2 volumes. Each volume is one of 1500 numbered copies. The French version is signed by André Derain. The French version features 10 gouache drawings on black paper by Derain reproduced in pochoir; the English edition reproduces the illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley and includes the hermaphrodite plate. 4to, original black wrappers lettered and decorated in gray and pink, and original red cloth lettered and decorated like the first edition, respectively, in the original slipcase. 72; 106 pp. A very fine set, the books essentially as pristine, the slipcase also in nice condition and showing minimal age evidence. WITH BEARDSLEY’S DECORATIONS AND WITH THE HERMAPHRODITE TITLE PAGE. This was an early printing including the original version of the title page, which shows male genitalia on the hermaphrodite. Perhaps Beardsley's best work, SALOMÉ was the first book in which his grotesquerie was fully expressed. Ever controversial, Wilde’s play was banned in England before it even opened. The Lord Chamberlain thought the stage too lowly an art form to present a biblical subject. The play, written in French in 1892, was banned by the Censor while in rehearsal starring Sarah Bernhardt. This publishing of the work is an interesting approach to offering Wilde's play. Since it was originally written in French and published in Paris, it was decided to reproduce the French text as well as the English text. The French version was designed by René ben Sussan and features the striking pictures of Derain. The English version reproduces Beardsley's well-known illustrations, and includes four that were excluded from the first edition.

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