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        The Long Valley

      Viking, 1938 A near fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket, with the original price still on the front flap. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        ORIGINAL DRAWING IN 'My Line of Life'

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

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        La proie

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

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        Castle Corner.

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

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        AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS

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

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        Korrespondenzsammlung mit Briefen von u. a. Alexander Lernet-Holenia, Hermann Röbbeling, Felix Salten, Heinrich Schnitzler und Hans Thimig. Verschiedene Orte, 1930er Jahre.

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

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        Les grands cimetières sous la lune

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

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        Les enfants du Limon

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

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

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

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        La figlia di Iorio.

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

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        Cause for Alarm

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

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        The Picture Post,

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

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        História da Companhia de Jesus no Brasil 10 Volumes

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Code of the Woosters

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

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        THE CASE OF THE SHOPLIFTER'S SHOE

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

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

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

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        1938 Wisden Original Hardback

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

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        Unflinching A Diary Of Tragic Adventure

      New York: Funk & Wagnalls 1938 - New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1938, 1st U.S. Edition. [Viii], 159 pp. Frontispiece of Edgar Christian, 2 ink sketches, 1 map. Publisher's blue cloth with silver lettering on spine Ñ complete with unclipped dustjacket. Dust jacket is in very good+ complete condition with fading to spine - all titles on spine legible. An unusually well-preserved copy in Near Fine condition. --Arctic Bibliography 3146 Published posthumously, Christian's diary is the only first-hand account of John Hornby's last expedition to the barren ground of Canada's northwest territories. As Canada's Department of was creating the boundaries of the Thelon game sanctuary deep in the tundra in 1926, Hornby decided to spend the summer and winter there, living off the land, and persuaded his 18-year-old cousin, Edgar Christian, and a young man named Harold Adler to accompany him. It was Christian's dream of a lifetime. He was a greenhorn, but knew how to handle a rifle. They started out by canoe in June from Fort Resolution on the Slave River with six months worth of grub, flour, pemmican, bacon, biscuits, etc., traps, rifles and 2000 rounds of ammunition. What happens next is captured in this diary account found two years later by the search party that set out to find the party after they failed to return as planned. Hornby died first. Christian was the last to go. "please don't blame dear jack," were the last words he wrote in his diary. A real no-nonsense account of three men pioneering their way in the vast, untamed sub-arctic wilderness of the barren-lands. This tragic account by Edgar Christian tells how they did it, and reveals the mistakes they made. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: J. B. Savage Company, 1938 Introduction by Jasper Wood. Illustrations by Frederick K. Russell. First edition, first issue with pictorial endpapers. One of 1,000 copies. Publisher's tan cloth, with an illustration of a clenched fist and three small airplanes to the front board in orange, lettered in black, pictorial orange endpapers with illustrations of soldiers carrying a F.A.I. banner. Fine, with only a touch of creasing to the front free endpaper, else fine. A beautiful copy. Hanneman A15a. This first issue of The Spanish Earth is one of 50-100 copies of the first edition with the pictorial endpapers depicting marching soldiers carrying F.A.I. (Federacíon Anarquista Iberica) banners. Published by Cleveland high school student Jasper Wood, it contains a transcript of Hemingway's narration for the sound track for the film The Spanish Earth. Although he was persuaded to allow the teenager to publish his narration, Hemingway protested the F.A.I. banners as well as Woods' introduction to the text, which Hemingway argued gave him an undue amount of credit for the movie's production. Accordingly, the second printing of The Spanish Earth, which comprises the majority of the first edition, contains plain tan endpapers and a statement denying Hemingway's involvement with the publication process. The Spanish Earth is the transcript of Hemingway's narration for the propaganda film of the same name, which was directed by Joris Ivens, photographed by John Ferno, and presented by Contemporary Historians Inc. The film was intended to both raise support and funding for the Loyalists cause in the Spanish American War. Notably, in the same telegram that protested the F.A.I. endpapers, Hemingway insisted that his share of the profits for this text be paid directly to the widow of Dr. Werner Heilbrun, who was killed in action in Spain.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine.

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        The Mastaba of Mereruka. Part I Chambers A 1 - 10, Plates 1 - 103: and Part II Chambers 11 - 13, Doorjambs and Inscriptions of Chambers A 1 - 21, Tomb Chamber, Exterior, Plates 104 - 219.

      Large folio. 2 volumes. pp. xxv, 18, [2]; plates 1 - 103: xiii, [4], plates 104 - 218. Original two tone cloth a little spotted. Some light scattered foxing otherwise and excellent set. This set is from the collection of H. M. [Martyn] Lack one of the artists of the expeditions that recorded this important site and each volume bears his signature. In addition there is also included a collection of over 100 photographs relating to the expedition showing both elements of the sites and tombs, other local sites, various members of the expedition and local people. A number of these are identified as being by Leslie F. Thompson who was listed as the expedition photographer. They consist of 14 large photographs of members of the expedition including an attractive portrait of Martyn Lack, plus two large photographs of tomb artwork; 13 photographs by Sobhi Afifi for the Egyptian State Tourism Administration; 95 smaller expedition photographs [possibly some by Thompson, but also highly likely that many of these are by Martyn Lack]; 17 local postcards.

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        TRENDING INTO MAINE

      WYETH, N.C.. (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.

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        Dicziunari Rumantsch Grischun (DRG). Publicha da la Societa Retorumantscha. Funda da Robert de Planta e Florian Melcher. (Bde. 1 - 13, A - Medgiar [13 Bde.; alles, was bis Oktober 2015 erschienen]).

      Chur u. Winterthur, Stamperia Winterthur/ Institut dal Dicziunari Rumantsch Grischun, - 2014 1938 - 4°, je ca. 600 S., OLwd., Min. gebrauchsspurig, Bde. 2 u. 3 am Rücken etw. wasserfleckig, tadellos. Letzter bis Oktober 2015 erschienener Band 13. - Mit der Gründung des Mundartwörterbuchs DRG im Jahre 1904 verwirklichen die Societad Retorumantscha in Chur und der Indogermanist Robert von Planta ein gemeinsames Vorhaben: Aufnahme des Sprachgutes von Romanischbünden, Darstellung und Erklärung des gesamten Wortschatzes aller Dialekte der bedrohten Muttersprache. Neupreis pro Band zwischen CHF 150.? und 343.? 30000 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - Graubünden [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Town

      New York: Coward McCann, 1938. First edition. The actor Tom Fadden's copy, inscribed to him by Thornton Wilder, signed by the entire cast, annotated by him for performance, and with an autograph postcard from Wilder laid in. 8vo. Original cloth; original pictorial dust jacket (some fraying and short tears at edges); cloth folding case. Tom Fadden's copy, with his ownership name and address on the verso of the half-title. Presentation copy, inscribed by Wilder to Fadden on the half-title: "For Tom: with the gratitude of Thornton Wilder / N.Y. May 1938." Additionally inscribed by star Frank Craven, and signed by the cast. Further enhancing this exemplary copy are penciled notes by Fadden on 39 pages of the text in which he remarks on performance subtleties or provides himself with visual cues. Tom Fadden originated the role of Howie Newsome, the young milkman and fixture of Grover's Corners. 'Our Town' was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey on January 22, 1938. It moved to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 1938 and made its New York City debut on February 4, 1938 at Henry Miller's Theatre. It won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The present copy was inscribed to Fadden after the first performances of the play, and thus connects its early life on the stage via Fadden's performance notes to the moment of its great critical reception in New York. Laid-in is an autograph postcard from Wilder to Fadden, 12 July [1942], saying that he mentioned Fadden to Alfred Hitchcock but that it seemed the director had already filled his vacant role. He writes "I hope that you and I can work together on something again when the war's over." Also laid in are a promotional photo and a Playbill for the run at the Morosco Theatre. Tom Fadden (1895-1980) had a long career, performing on stage, vaudeville, film and television. Among his numerous roles, he is perhaps best remembered as the Tollhouse Keeper on the bridge in 'It's a Wonderful Life' for his reaction to the angel Clarence's explanation of who he is to George Bailey.

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        City of London from Waterloo Bridge

      London, 1938. Very Good. C.R.W.Nevinson. A photogravure after C.R.W.Nevinson, signed in pencil to lower margin and within the print. Printed on heavy wove paper. A fox mark in middle of top plate mark, margins a little discoloured with handling folds and marginal creases, else very good and clean. Plate mark size 185 x 225mm (7.25 x 8.75 inches approx) Sheet size 275 x 360mm (10.75 x 14.75 inches approx) I have tried to do some research on this series by Nevinson with little success. However, The Museum of London Website does have these photogravures and their originals. The image for sale on their website is titled ?Waterloo Bridge from the West with St.Paul?s in Background? and is taken after a drawing from the late 1930?s. Quote: ?Nevinson?s use of brown wash in this drawing evokes the hazy, industrial atmosphere of London during the mid-1930s. This impression of industrialisation, together with the demolition of Rennie?s old Waterloo Bridge, suggests a city undergoing immense change. Nevinson may have taken this view from Hungerford Bridge or the north bank of the Thames in the City of Westminster.? Dated 1938. Sotheby?s did have one with an original envelope. It must be from a fairly limited edition as they were all signed. But unable to find out who the publisher is, the date, which now appears to be 1938. London Museum also have ?The Thames at Southwark? oil painting and the photogravure ? The Southwark riverfront at Blackfriars Bridge? both dated 1938; ?The Thames at Deptford? painting dated 1939, there was also a photogravure made after this oil; ?The Temporary Waterloo Bridge? painted in 1939 and the photogravure which they have titled ?The Temporary Waterloo Bridge with part of Southbank?, again dated 1938.

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        Esquisses de l'homme

      1938. Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition en partie originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 30 pur fil. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain à son amie madame Aline Texcier : "... En souvenir du bon génie, de l'U.P. de Rouen etc. Ces propos de physiologie, qui voudraient remplacer la psychologie... Très affectueusement."  Agréable exemplaire.   [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition en partie originale, un des 80 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 30 pur fil. Envoi autographe daté et signé d'Alain à son amie madame Aline Texcier : "... En souvenir du bon génie, de l'U.P. de Rouen etc. Ces propos de physiologie, qui voudraient remplacer la psychologie... Très affectueusement."  Dos très légèrement insolé sans gravité, agréable exemplaire.  

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        [RODCHENKO AND STEPANOVA] Podvig, dostoinyi stalinskoi epokhi: Fotoseriya / Sost. V. Kazulin [i.e. Feat Worthy of Stalin Era: Photo Series / Compiled by V. Kazulin]

      Moscow: Soyuzfoto; Fotokhudozhnik, 1938. [1], 41 pp.: ill. 28x20 cm. 1 of 3000 copies. In original cardboard folder. Folder is restored. One flap of the folder is replaced by new, two other flaps have been reattached. The spine is backed and the case has been cleaned up. Pages have few minor tears, otherwise near fine. First edition. Design by Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova. Photographs by I. Papanin, E. Krenkel, P. Shirshov, E. Fyodorova & others. One of the rarest Rodchenko/Stepanova albums due to the small run of copies. First ever constructivist album on Arctic. This edition is dedicated to the famous expedition North Pole-1 on the first Soviet manned drifting station in the Arctic ocean. For 234 days, Papanin's team carried out a wide range of scientific observations in the near-polar zone, until taken back by the two icebreakers. It was the first expedition of its kind in the world. WorldCat locates no copies.

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        Corpus Nummorum Italicorum Primo tentativo di un catalogo generale delle monete medievali e moderne. Volume XV. Roma Parte I (dalla caduta dell'Impero d'Occidente al 1572). SEGUE: Volume XVI (Roma Parte II dal 1572 al 1700). SEGUE: Volume XVII (Roma Parte III dal 1700 al 1870).

      Tip. R. Accademia dei Lincei, Roma 1938 - 3 volumi in 4, cm. 24,5 x 33, pp. (8) + 552 con 28 tavole fuori testo in fotocalcografia; (4) + 553 con 40 tavole fuori testo in fotocalcografia; (6) + 319 con 36 tavole fuori testo in fotocalcografia; Tutta tela editoriale. Il Corpus Nummorum Italicorum noto anche come CNI, e' stato scritto da Vittorio Emanuele III di Savoia coadiuvato dai piu' esperti numismatici dell'epoca. Primo tentativo di un catalogo generale delle monete medievali e moderne coniate in Italia o da Italiani in altri Paesi. È ancora oggi fondamentale per lo studio e la classificazione delle emissioni delle diverse Zecche italiane a partire dal Medioevo. ITA

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        Max and the White Phagocytes

      The Obelix Press, Paris 1938 - First edition of this collection of short pieces, published in September 1938, at 75 francs, in an edition of 1000 copies, octavo, in self wrappers, 324 pages, a very good copy. Language: eng Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white. With the original pictorial dust jacket printed in black. Line-drawing chapter head and tailpieces. Occasional spotting to pages, spine gently rolled, in the price clipped dust jacket with chipping to ends of spine, light chipping to front top edge. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. The first instalment of what was to become the Arthurian tetralogy entitled The Once and Future King (1958).

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        SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES

      Culture Publications, Inc., Wilmington, DE 1938 - Octavo, single issue, cover by Ward, pictorial wrappers. Pulp magazine. A nearly fine to fine copy. (19428) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        L'Art des Iles Marquises

      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.

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        Le Centaure de Dieu.

      Editions Bernard Grasset, 1938, 1 volume de 170x260 mm environ, 328 pages, en feuillets sous chemise papier en 2 parties et emboîtage noir et or. Exemplaire N° 17, tirage spécial à 20 exemplaires réimposés in-8 sur papier vélin de cuve des Usines d'Arches réservés pour les XX, signé par La Varende. Edition originale. Des rousseurs, chemise-étui en partie fendue sur le dos, bon état pour le reste.Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Sketches on the Nile: An Album of 43 Original Watercolors and Doggerel Verse Documenting a Nile Cruise in 1938

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

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        Collection " Un Divertissement ".

      Librairie G.L.M. 1938. Ensemble des 10 premiers titres réunis par l'éditeur en un volume in-12 broché. Collection dirigée par Henri Parisot. G. Prassinos-La Lutte Double. B. Péret-Au paradis des fantômes. A. Savinio-Les chants de la mi-mort. L. Carrington-La maison de la peur, préface et illustrations de Max Ernst. G. de Chirico-Deux fragments inédits. G. Prassinos-Une belle famille. H. Arp-Sciure de gamme. F. Kafka-La Chevauchée du Seau. A. Bay-Histoires racontées par des enfants, préface et dessin par G. Prassinos. J. Scutenaire-Les secours de l'oiseau. E.O.

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        The Lad and the Lion

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1938 The Lad and the Lion, First Edition, Grosset & Dunlap file copy; office File Copy stamped on top page edge. In fine condition. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Laid in is a copy of a short description about the Grosset & Dunlap stock and archives. Housed in a custom-made slipcase.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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        Zeppelin - Kalender 1938

      Verlag von W. Spesemannin Stuttgart 1938 54 S., seltener Zeppelin-Kalender, Titelbild: Der Schatten des Luftschiffes auf dem Wasser, 23 x 16 cm gut erhalten (Titelseite gering fleckig und mit kleiner Randläsur, Kartonrückseite stärker fleckig, 2 Seiten haften an einer kleinen Stelle zusammen) Versand D: 7,00 EUR

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        British Government Group of Palestine Mandate. (Set of three works).

      London H.M.S.O. -1939 1938 - A set of three works comprising: 1) PALESTINE PARTITION COMMISSION REPORT, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, October 1938: 15.2 x 24.5 cm, 310 pp., 1 printed map, 12 large folding maps at rear including 2 in the rear pocket. 2) PALESTINE STATEMENT BY HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1938: (15.2 x 24.3 cm), 4 pp. 3)PALESTINE STATEMENT OF POLICY, Presented by the Secretary of State for the Colonies to Parliament by Command of His Majesty, 1939: (15.2 x 24.3 cm), 12 pp. In the middle of the 1930s, at the edge of the darkest times in Jewish history, the British Mandate for Palestine was receiving waves of Jewish immigrants fleeing the rise of Hitler. In 1936 the large number of immigrants ensued a six month-long strike by the Arab population of Palestine. A Royal Commission was organised the same year (also known as the "Peel Commission"), of which an official report was published on July 1937. It stated that, as the recent events had shown, the Mandate was not working anymore and should lead to a partition of Palestine. The Palestine Partition Commission (or "Woodhead Commission") thus took place in February 1938, and its report was published in November the same year (work no. 1). After a presentation of the geographical, economical and financial aspects of the partition, including three different plans of separation of the territories, the conclusion drawn was that it was not feasible. A statement of the government (work no. 2) published right after this report announced a Conference to come in London, that would gather both a Jewish and an Arab delegations from Palestine. The "London Conference" thus started in February 1939, in order to come to an agreement. After more than five weeks of negotiations, no settlement had been made between the two nations, leading the British Government to make the decisions. Published in the "White Paper of 1939" ("Palestine Settlement of Policy", work no. 3), they were: that an independent state would be established within ten years, before which Palestine would be neither a Jewish nor an Arab state; that a limit of 75,000 Jewish immigrants would be set for the five years to come, and that the rights of Jews to buy land from Arabs would be restricted. Less than ten years later, the Declaration of Independence would be signed on 14 May 1948, establishing the State of Israel. These three original copies attest to the evolution of the status of the British Mandate of Palestine in the last decade before Israel's independence. The two statements are the last two White Papers to be published during the Mandate. After the declaration of independence all the White Papers were declared invalid by the Israeli government. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Focus. Nos. 1-4 (all published)

      1938. Four vols., 61, 96, IX, 112, X, 101, XVIII, pp. periodical with papers on architecture, design, and some developments in art, by and about some of the most important figures of the time, profusely illustrated throughout including some illustrated advertisements. Large 8vo. Orig. stiff wrpps., plastic ring-bound as issued. Some minor soiling to covers. London (Percy Lund Humphries) 1938-1939. A complete run of a very rare and interesting short-lived serial, whose contributors included Naum Gabo, Sigfried Giedion, Le Corbusier, Gropius, Moholy Nagy, Aalto, and other distinguished architects, artists, and critics. Among the many diverse topics discussed are the Bauhaus, CIAM, Frank Lloyd Wright, the Finnish housing development Sunila, modern training methods for architects, and the art of Ben Nicholson.

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        SKETCHBOOK. Of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

      FIRST EDITION. 4to.(11.8 x 9.6 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 12 full colour plates, each mounted onto thick brown paper and each with a printed tissue paper guard. The plates show all the major characters in fully finished state including The Queen, The Witch, Snow White and, of course, the seven Dwarves- Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy & Dopey. All other pages are illustrated with reproductions of the artists pencil sketches showing the development of the various characters, with notes beside the drawings. Decorative endpapers showing sketches of classic Disney style Rabbits, Birds and Deer, presumably Bambi was in the mind of the artists at this stage. Original beige coarse grain cloth with black lettering to the front panel. Aside from some light marks to the outer edge of the cloth boards and endpapers this is a very good, bright copy in the original colour illustrated, price clipped dustwrapper showing Snow white and the Seven Dwarves on the front and two Fawns on the rear panel. Closed tears to the top and bottom of the dustwrapper spine have been strengthened to the rear of the paper with archive tape but overall a very good example of this fantastic book. Surprisingly, no American edition of this book was published.

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        Rare photo dédicacée

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

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        Vertrag mit eigenh. U. O. O., 9. VI. 1938.

      1938. 2 SS. auf 2 Bll. Folio. Interessantes Dokument zu der von Churchill letztlich nicht verfaßten "Geschichte Europas seit der Russischen Revolution" ("Europe Since the Russian Revolution"), eines der wenigen literarischen Vorhaben, die Churchill aufgegeben hatte. Wie aus dem Vertrag mit dem Verleger George Harrap hervorgeht, hätte Churchill für das Werk insgesamt eine Summe von £13,500 erhalten sollen, davon £1,500 bei Vertragsunterzeichnung, £2,000 bei Abgabe von Teil I, weitere £3,000 bei Abgabe von Teil II und £7,000 nach Abschluß des dritten Teils. Absatz 10 regelt, daß im Falle von Streitigkeiten oder Meinungsverschiedenheiten diese vor dem Schiedsgericht auszutragen wären - wo die Kontrahenten schließlich um 1943 auch landen sollten: Churchill, der durch den Ausbruch des Weltkrieges anderes zu tun gehabt hatte, als sich historischer Forschung zu widmen - "I suppose I have not read a dozen books in the last five years" -, argumentierte auch ganz in diesem Sinne, daß er jegliches Interesse an Europa nach der Russischen Revolution verloren hätte und daß überdies durch eine Geschichte Rußlands aus seiner Feder eine Gefährdung der kriegsbedingt notwendig gewordenen Allianz mit Stalin nicht von der Hand zu weisen sei. Auch neuerliche Anläufe Harraps zu noch großzügigeren Konditionen führten zu keinem Ergebnis, so daß Harrap schließlich im September 1944 sich eingestehen mußte, daß es, gleich ob sein Verlag nun im Recht sei oder nicht, unangenehm sei, einen Prozeß mit einem Mann zu führen, dem jeder von ihnen so viel schulde ("it is distasteful to us, whether we are right or not, to litigate this matter with a man to whom every one of us is so much indebted", zit. in: Reynolds, In Command of History, SS. 19-20). Die erste Rate seines Honorars zahlte Churchill freilich zurück; mit Harrap sollte er keinerlei Geschätsbeziehung mehr eingehen, seine Kriegserinnerungen "The Second World War" erschienen bei Macmillan und Cassells. - Bl. 1 von Churchill eh. paraphiert, Bl. 2 mit den Unterschriften von Churchill und seinem Verleger sowie von dessen Sekretärin; etwas angestaubt und eingerissen.

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        La femme barbe. Autograph musical manuscript excerpt from the incidental music to the comedy first performed in 1938

      - 2 pp. Folio (ca. 348 x 268 mm.). 56 measures scored for both spoken and sung voices, including sections for chorus with instrumental accompaniment. Apparently complete. Marked "Scène IX les mêmes: puis les trois emissaires du Sultan - puis Croquendot." Notated in black and red ink with some markings in blue crayon. Unsigned. Slightly worn; creased at central fold. Delvincourt, a French composer, was appointed director of the Versailles Conservatory in 1931 and of the Paris Conservatoire in 1941. "His most important decisions were the founding of the Orchestre des Cadets and a chorus (so avoiding the evacuation of his pupils to Germany), and his invitation to Messiaen, despite much comment, to teach the philosophy of music. After Debussy and Ravel, he was one of the most ardent of French composers in trying to recapture the spirit of the Middle ages and the Renaissance, as in the Danceries." Alain Louvier in Grove Music Online.

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        The Sword in the Stone

      Collins 1938 - A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1938. A very good book with one name and date to the front endpaper. A few light handling marks to the boards. Stain to the top of pages 5-7. Some light rubbing to the tips. In a good/very good clipped wrapper with a little loss to the top of the spine and a little to the corners. A rare first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das politische Plakat. Eine psychologische Betrachtung. (= Schriftenreihe der Reichspropagandaleitung der NSDAP., Bd. 1).

      München, Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., 1938. 8°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs., meist farb. Abbildungen. 247 (1) S., OLwd. m. Kopffarbschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Innendeckel mit einem mont. gedruckten gelben Zettel: „Mitarbeiterexemplar. Inhaber war an der typo- und lithographischen bzw. drucktechnischen Fertigstellung des Werkes beteiligt. Für ihn ist der Besitz des Buches ein Arbeitsmuster“. - Einband vereinzelt min. berieben bzw. bestoßen, sonst schönes Exemplar. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Schockel, Das politische Plakat. Eine psychologische Betrachtung. (= Schriftenreihe der Reichspropagandaleitung der NSDAP., Bd. 1), Plakate, Plakatkunst, Propaganda, Propagandaplakate, Werbung, Graphik, Grafik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        WILD CHORUS

      COUNTRY LIFE BOOKS. LONDON. 1938. LIMITED EDITION (1250 COPIES) IN HANDSOME HALF BLUE LEATHER AND CLOTH, RAISED BANDS, GILT TITLES, SIGNED BY PETER SCOTT, THIS BOOK No. 176, ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE WITH TISSUE COVERINGS. EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS.

      [Bookseller: Hawkridge Books]
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        PRESENTATION COPY,SIGNED WITH A DRAWING - QUITO EXPRESS ( MADELINE)

      - QUITO EXPRESS A STUNNING PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY BEMELMANS The Viking Press, New York 1938 First Edition, First Printing Boldly inscribed with a drawing in felt tip by Bemelmans to Harold Gould, founder of Gould paper. Ludwig Bemelmans and Harold Gould both resided in New York at the time and had a connection via the publisher/printer. In addition to inscribing the book to Harold, Bemelmans including a charming large drawing on the half title page of a Pedro (the main character in the book) as depicted on the last page of the book. The book has paper boards with an image of Pedro and the chickens in the front. The boards are in nice condition with light overall toning, but with some corner wear to the board tips. Internally the book is clean with crisp pages with no writing, no bent pages, and no stains. Stunning signed and dated drawing, rendered in black felt tip to Harold Gould. Beautiful book with many illustrations by Bemelmans. Without scarce original jacket. A rare signed, presentation copy of a early title with an original drawing by Ludwig Bemelmans. A wonderful piece offering a bit of history from that time period. Presents very well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        The Hobbit

      Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing. A magnificent copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color with NO chips or tears and minor repair. This First Issue dustjacket has the publisher's $2.50 printed price present on the front flap. The book is in great shape and is bound in the publisher's tan cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. We buy Tolkien First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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