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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill C.H. M.P.

      First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill and Randolph S. Churchill. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Photographic portrait frontispiece. An excellent near fine copy, the binding spotlessly clean and square, the contents with a few foxing spots to the page edge of half title which also has some offsetting of the inscription from the front free endpaper. Complete with the original first issue dustwrapper which is rubbed and spotted with several short closed tears at the folds but is essentially complete. Not price-clipped (18/- net to the front flap). Inscribed by Winston Churchill in black ink on the front free endpaper "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill / June 1938." Also signed by Randolph S. Churchill in blue ink underneath his father's name. Rare in this double signed state.

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        Aeronautica Italiana nell'immagine: 1487-1875. Bibliografia di Giuseppe Boffito con aggiunte di Paolo Arrigoni

      Museo Caproni; Edizioni D'Arte Emilio Bestetti, Milano 1938, Milano - In-folio (mm.405x320), pp. 184, con 174 tavole numerate in nero e colori. Legatura editoriale in mezza pergamena con illustrazione di aerostato sul piatto, titoli e fregi oro al dorso e al piatto, taglio superiore in oro. Conservata anche la scatola contenitiva in cartone con etichetta editoriale applicata e, inoltre, una lettera della Reale Accademia d'Italia a Donna Timina Caproni Guasti, datata 1938 e sottoscritta da Lugi Federzoni. Perfetto esemplare in barbe. Edizione originale fatta in sole 500 copie non destinate al commercio (ne furono tirate anche 100 copie venali) di questa monografia iconografica e bibliografica sull'aeronautica italiana dai tempi più remoti fino al 1875, corredata (da p. 87 a p. 167) dalla "Bibliografia cronologica dell'aeronautica italiana da Leonardo al 1875", compilata da Giuseppe Boffito con la collaborazione di Paolo Arrigoni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Culture of Organs

      Paul B. Hoeber, New York 1938 - 8vo. [xix], 221 pp. Illustrations. Cloth, surface wear, ex-library, internally good. (43951). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Scoop (With The Correct First Issue Dustjacket)

      The First UK printing published by Chapman and Hall in 1938.The BOOK is in near fine condition.Light toning to the text block.Small previous owner's attractive period bookplate to the front pastedown (Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr.).First State of the text, with "8" in publication date indistinct and slightly raised.Very light offsetting to the end papers.A sharp copy.The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition.It is the scarce correct first issue state.Some edge wear with small,closed tears, creasing and a little loss and rubbing more-so at the spine ends.Some mild rubbing along the folds. Spine colouring is a little faded as expected.White panels remarkably clean. Some tape remnant marks to the edges of the spine and corners on the verso which have come through to the front but these are not too obtrusive.The wrapper has NOT undergone any restoration or repairs.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.A wonderful comic novel of Fleet Street, the trompe l'

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      London: Victor Gollancz Limited,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, calligraphic title to spine and front board gilt. With the dust jacket. Faint crease to spine, a few spots to edges and to margins of prelims first and last few text leaves. A very good copy in the entirely unrestored, slightly sunned jacket with a few insignificant nicks, a toned spine panel with a small faint splash-mark not affecting text, and a slightly rubbed and marked rear panel with a short closed tear to the foot of the rear flap. First edition, first impression. Du Maurier's staggeringly popular second novel is today of considerable scarcity in the dust jacket. Written during the author's unhappy sojourn in Egypt as an army wife, Rebecca "was meant to be a psychological study of jealousy and was based on her own feelings of jealousy towards a former fiancée of her husband's, Jan Ricardo, but it was hailed as a romantic novel in the tradition of Jane Eyre. [Du Maurier] was astonished by the success of Rebecca?hardback copies in Britain alone passed the million mark in 1992?and mystified by the readers' interpretation of the novel" (ODNB).

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        The War the Infantry Knew 1914-1919.A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with The Second Battalion His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers: founded on personal records, recollections and reflections, assembled, edited and partly written by One of their Medical Officers.

      The First UK Printing published by P.S.King and Son Ltd in 1938.The BOOK is in near FINE condition. Original red cloth with gilt titling to the spine and the initials of the regiment gilt to the upper board.Covers are clean apart from a tiny black dot to the spine.Light pushing to the spine ends with a little fading and tiny splitting at the spine tips.A hint of toning to the text block.Free from inscriptions,erasures and markings. The endpapers are only very slightly tanned.27 leaves of sketch-maps bound in at the rear.The very scarce First edition,being one of just 500 copies privately produced by the author.As such this remains an extremely elusive title. The battalion included the authors of two of the most famous literary accounts of the Great War, Graves and Sassoon, with the latter contributing a chapter to the present work entitled "A Subaltern's Service in Camp and in Action," covering the period from March 12th to April 16th, 1917, which is described as, "An early draft of pages of Memoirs of an Infantry Officer." Graves offered to contribute, but Dunn was not an admirer of Goodbye to all that, and declined his offer. Graves is mentioned, disparagingly, a handful of times in the text. Dunn's is an extraordinary book, in the Face of Battle John Keegan described it as "one of the most interesting and revealing books of its type a genuinely truthful and fascinating picture of the war as it was for the infantry." Compiled in diary form from the reminiscences of around 50 members of the Battalion, it is without doubt the most authentic account of the experience of the Western Front at Battalion level. Collectible

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        Great Contemporaries

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1938. First revised and expanded edition. Hardcover. This is a superior copy of the British first revised and expanded edition, first printing, in dust jacket. This edition, published in 1938 soon after the first edition of 1937, added four new essays (Fisher, Parnell, Baden-Powell, and - of great interest - Roosevelt). As is the case with the first edition, first printing, the dust jacket for the 1938 revised edition is both elusive and desirable, and the binding quite prone to sunning and dulling in its absence. Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. Churchill's piece about Hitler can be a shock to the modern ear, as it underscores his ability to write a balanced appraisal of his subject while expressing his earnest desire to avoid the war that he would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years later. Neville Chamberlain, perhaps Churchill?s most vexing political opponent at the time, wrote to Churchill on 4 October 1937 to say: ?How you can go on throwing off these sparkling sketches with such apparent ease & such sustained brilliance? is a constant source of wonder to me. But the result is to give great pleasure and entertainment?? There is a reason this book is still in print today. It was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill's balanced and nuanced perspectives favorably contrast with many of today's more polemic writers. In the course of sketching the character of his contemporaries Churchill necessarily reveals much of his own character and perspective. Churchill's portrait of T.E. Lawrence, published here just a few years before the Second World War, might well have been written about the author rather than by him: "The impression of the personality of Lawrence remains living and vivid upon the minds of his friends, and the sense of his loss is in no way dimmed among his countrymen. All feel the poorer that he has gone from us. In these days dangers and difficulties gather upon Britain and her Empire, and we are also conscious of a lack of outstanding figures with which to overcome them. Here was a man in whom there existed not only an immense capacity for service, but that touch of genius which everyone recognizes and no one can define." (Great Contemporaries, p.164) While some of the subjects of Churchill's sketches have receded into history, many remain well-known and all remain compellingly drawn. This first printing of the first revised and expanded edition is near fine in a very good dust jacket. The blue cloth binding proved particularly susceptible to dulling, affecting even some jacketed copies. This copy retains a bright and clean binding, with particularly strong blue color and vivid gilt. The binding is square and tight with only trivial wear confined to spine ends and corners. The contents remain bright with no previous ownership marks. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponding to the dust jacket flaps confirms what the binding already testifies ? that this copy has always been jacketed. We note modest spotting confined to the page edges and light dust soiling to the top edge. The unclipped dust jacket features a bright and complete illustrated front face ? the hallmark feature of the jacket ? showing only minor wear to extremities and light surface scuffing. We note shallow chipping and short closed tears to the spine ends and upper rear face, the largest being a one inch by .5 inch deep triangular loss from the top edge of the rear face. Shelf presentation is quite good, with unfaded blue print and only light overall soiling. The dust jacket is protected with a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A105.3.a, Woods/ICS A43(b.1), Langworth p.182.

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        Mangeclous surnommé aussi longues dents et oeil de Satan et lord High Life et sultan des tousseurs.

      Gallimard 1938 - - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 15x21cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Rare envoi autographe signé de Albert Cohen à Georges Cattaui. Petits manques habilement comblés en tête et en pied du dos, un petit accroc restauré en tête du premier plat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, review copy. Binding half morocco old red, back with five nerves, date tail, boards of marbled paper, preserved covers, gilded head, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine. Rare autograph signed by Albert Cohen Georges Cattaui. Beautiful copy fully established. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The evolution of finance capitalism

      London, New York : Longmans, Green and Co., 1938, Hardcover, First Edition. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Remains quite well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Edition; Stated first edition. Physical description; xvi, 429 p. : incl. tables. ; 24 cm. Notes; Bibliographical references in "Notes" (p. 339-386) and in "Appendices" (p. 387-422). Subjects; Capitalism. Finance - History. Finance - United States - History. Finance, Public - History. 429 pages. Inventory No: 229908.

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        Homage to Catalonia

      The First UK printing published by Secker and Warburg in 1938. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. The lime green boards are very lightly soiled. Mild rubbing to the corners and lower edges. The spine is only very slightly toned and the gilt titling remains very bright. Light pushing at the spine ends. Small bump to lower front corner. The text block is toned and there is the usual moderate offsetting to the end papers. Mild toning to the page edges. Free from inscriptions, erasures and markings. NO wrapper. A very presentable copy and in much better condition than usually encountered. In 'Homage to Catalonia', Orwell recounts his experiences as a soldier and disillusionment with totalitarian regimes. Notably, Victor Gollancz, who had published the English editions of Orwell's earlier works, refused to publish Homage to Catalonia because of its radical political stance. Instead, it was published by Secker and Warburg, the firm that would go on to publish Orwell's best known works - Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        To Beg I am Ashamed (First UK Edition)

      Routledge, London 1938 - First Edition. A fictitious "autobiography" of a London prostitute, written by Greene and Matthews under a pseudonym to avoid political scandal. The book was withdrawn from the market by the publisher after warnings were issued by various moralistic institutions in England, and the first edition remains very scarce. The extent of Greene's involvement in the authorship has never been fully ascertained.Near Fine lacking dust jacket. Slightest vertical crease to spine, else a superb copy, tight and clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Art des Iles Marquises

      Les Editions d'Art et d'Histoire 1938 - 1 vol. in-4 br., Les Editions d'Art et d'Histoire, Paris, 1938, 55 pp. et XX planches hors texte Bel exemplaire de ce titre rare et très recherché. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres poétiques. Sonnets de L'Olive.

      Pointes sèches originales de Jean Berque. 20 en pleine page et seize in-texte.(Complet & Contrôlé) Édition tirée à 200 exemplaires. Celui-ci N°39, un des 100 premiers sur vélin antique, signature de Berque et Gonin sur la justification.Paris, Berque & Gonin - 1938 - 123 pages. Exemplaire enrichi du calque ayant servi au doreur pour le décor des plats. Superbe reliure plein maroquin bleu vert signée L.R. Houades. Dos lisse au titre doré. Les 2 plats sont illustrés d'un fin décor floral à papillons, cigale et escargot dorés. Tête dorée sur témoins, non rogné. Retour de maroquin sur les chasses avec filet doré. Couverture et dos conservés. Triple feuillet d'habillage. Chemise à rabats demi maroquin à bandes avec titre au dos et étui cartonné à liseré assortis. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-4°(33x25).

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        Roland Clark's Etchings

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. First edition, one of 50 copies of the deluxe issue, this copy no. 23. With two original signed etchings with tissue-guards, title-page vignette, and 69 plates by Clark. 1 vols. Folio. Original publisher's deluxe binding of three quarter brown morocco gilt and marbled boards, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, by James MacDonald. Slightest trace of foxing to etchings. Fine copy in original numbered box (some wear to box). Custom half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Clark, Roland. First edition, one of 50 copies of the deluxe issue, this copy no. 23. With two original signed etchings with tissue-guards, title-page vignette, and 69 plates by Clark. 1 vols. Folio. Fine copy of the largest Derrydale production, a beautiful collection of Clark's sporting etchings. Siegel 139; Frazier C-7-D

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      1938. Grasset, Paris 1938, 14x19cm, broché. - Grasset, Paris 1938, 14x19cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 28 copie numerate sul Giappone, edizione deluxe. Firmato autografo di François Mauriac a Louis Brun Direttore di edizioni Grasset, "... la mia pemier prova il teatro ..." Bookplate Louis Brun stampato accanto alla pagina occhietto. Bellissimo esemplare con tutti i margini. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 28 exemplaires numérotés sur Japon, tirage de tête. Envoi autographe signé de François Mauriac à Louis Brun directeur des éditions Grasset : "... mon pemier essai au théâtre..." Ex-libris de Louis Brun imprimé en regard de la page de faux-titre. Bel exemplaire à toutes marges.  

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times (4 Volumes)

      London Harrap 1933-1938 - Four volumes, ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Large 8vo. hardbacks bound in maroon cloth, gilt, with dust jackets. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough. Thoroughly researched in the family archives at Blenheim Palace, and assisted by several research assistants, this work was published in 4 volumes in 1933, 34, 36, 38 respectively. Illustrated with plates, facsimiles of documents and numerous maps and plans. A clean set with no previous owners' markings or inscriptions. Dust jackets not price-clipped. Occasional light foxing. Volumes I, II and III have slight fading to tops of spines. Dust jackets all rather worn with small chips, tears, creases and small areas of loss. All dust jackets have been covered with clear sticky plastic at some point in the past and have since discoloured unifomly. Overall a Very Good set in Sound dust jackets. (SHELF 130) NOTE: Very Heavy Set (5 kg+) might require special shipping arrangements. ** Pictures available upon request, if not already displayed here.** The shop is open 7 days a week. Over 20,000 books in stock - come and browse. PayPal, credit and most debit cards welcome. Books posted worldwide. For any queries please contact us direct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Alfred A. Knopf, 1938 A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket. SIGNED by Mann on the front free endpaper and dated February 1941. An Early U.S. Edition. Copyright page states: "First Published February 20, 1924 in Two Volumes; Reset and printed from New Plates, October 1938." Very slight soiling on the bottom page edges; else fine. The dust jacket has the original printed price of $3.50 on the front flap. Slight chipping at the corners and spine ends. A small piece missing from the top of the back panel. Very light soiling indicative of age on the back panel. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.. Signed by Author(s). Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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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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