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        The Long Valley

      Viking, 1938. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. A First Edition of this Steinbeck classic in the original dustjacket. With "first published in September 1938" on the copyright page. The book is square and solid with an attractive red topstain on the top edges, bound in cream buckram with burn orange cloth covers. With 303 pages, the book shows overall darkening on the covers, edges and endpapers but the interior is quite clean. The endpapers show the aging of the glue used during publication and a previous owner's name. The dustjacket is complete with the original price ($2.50) and a small sales sticker with the same price from the D.W. Robinson Co. in Los Angeles. Overall the dustjacket shows wear and darkening with a split between the spine and back panel held together with (what a previous owner claims is) acid-free tape. We have added an archival plastic dustjacket which protects the integrity of the fragile but original dustjacket. Overall an inmportant book in the original cloth that shows its age and poor quality of publishing materials but still a special copy. Only 8,000 copies of this book were printed.

      [Bookseller: Parrish Books]
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        Four Quartets.

      London: Faber and Faber,, 1938. Octavo. Original cream cloth, titles to spine gilt. A couple of marks to cloth, internally fresh. An exceptional copy. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Elizabeth Clunies-Ross: "Inscribed for Elizabeth Clunies-Ross, by T. S. Eliot." With Clunie-Ross's ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, dated February 1949. This is the sixth impression (it was first published thus in the UK in 1944, in the US in 1943, and originally published in four separate volumes in 1940-1).

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        A New Holy Alliance

      Robert Hale Limited, 1938, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First English Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 123 pages. Black and white photographic frontisplate of author. First published in German in the same year. Noteworthy for its call for a resurrection of the same two-front military alliance which was marshalled against Germany in the Great War. The following year 'Foreign Affairs Quarterly' published a review of this book, endorsing this policy. - Mike King. "In July, 1914, Dr. Ludwig expounded the causes and misunderstandings which led up to the Great War. The purpose of the present work is to provide a remedy for the present perilous impasse before it is too late to avert disaster." - from dust jacket. In preparing this work, Ludwig confidentially sent the first 83 pages of his manuscript to Edward VIII for his corrections, which were later provided by letter. (Source available upon request). Bold dust jacket art depicts British/French/US spear piercing a Nazi swastika. Unmarked. Binding tight. Moderate wear to book. Somewhat above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in mylar. Moderate age-toning near endpapers. Moderate foxing to edges and back half of dust jacket. A sound copy of this significant work.

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        Photo Album]: Belgian Girls in the 1930s

      Brussels 1938 - Oblong quarto. Measuring 8" x 12". String-tied gray cloth over paper boards. Contains 220 sepia toned or black and white gelatin silver photographs measuring between 1.5" x 2" and 5" x 7", some with captions in French. The album is near fine with some edgewear with near fine or better photographs.A photo album kept by a Belgian girl from 1932 to 1938 featuring seaside vacations, girlish goofing around, and even trips to visit soldiers later in the album. The collection is full of splendid snapshots of girls enjoying the company of their friends posing, acting silly, and visiting family. The seaside photos show the girls in their bathing suits, dancing with boys, and sunbathing on the Belgian coast. There are photos of the women posing by Barrage de la Gileppe, a gravity dam that established the standard for modern European dam systems. They also went to the Cambre Abbey in Brussels, stopping on the grounds of the abbey to give each other rabbit ears, and the coastal town of Ostende, where they took numerous photos, a few in bathing suits suggest a pinup girl style. In 1936 they visited the barracks of Chartreuse de Liege which had recently been decommissioned and turned into a "simple barracks" and would eventually serve as a military hospital towards the end of World War II. Here we see the women of the album posing with soldiers as well as group photos of the troops in full uniform. One photo shows a small group of soldiers with one of them playing an accordion.An interesting collection of images of carefree young women in Belgium before the devastation caused by the events of World War II. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Der Giftpilz. Ein Stürmerbuch für Jung u. alt. Erzählungen von Ernst Hiemer Bilder von Fips (Phillipp Ruprecht)

      Nürnberg, der Stürmer, 1938 - 64 Seiten unpaginiert, Einband und Kanten gering berieben, Linke obere Ecke leicht angeplatzt, Bindung in einem guten Zustand, Innenseiten sind sauber, keine Stockflecken, keine Beschriftungen und dergleichen G10 *.* Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquarische Fundgrube e.U.]
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        Corneille

      First edition, review copy.Binding half black box, back smooth, flat paper timber way, guards and contreplats black paper, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, gilded head, signed binding Mercher.Signed autograph of Robert Brassillach Emile Henriot.Nice copy pleasantly established. Fayard & Cie Paris 1938 12x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        PUPI GIOCATTOLO INFELICE ED ALTRE POESIE 1938

      OFF. GRAF. SAITTA MILANO 1938 BROSSURA 24 X 17,5 PP.95 CONDIZIONI COPERTINA CON MACCHIE, RIPARATA IN 4 PUNTI CON NASTRO ADESIVO, PRESENZA PICCOLO STRAPPETTO, ANCHE IN ULTIMA PAG. INTERNO BUONO.

      [Bookseller: Libreria I & N Libri]
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        Alone (limited signed edtion, 1 of 225, signed again on title page)

      Putnam 1938 - This is the very rare signed limited edition, No. 75 of 225 copies (195 were for sale). In addition to being signed on the limitation page, it is inscribed to Helen Myers Miller on the title page. The book is in very good plus condition, with some light soiling to the blue leather covers, a bit of sun toning and wear to the spine (more of a greenish blue shade), and a former owner's bookplate. A very well preserved book, with marbled end papers and the top edge is gilt. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        To You, Mr. Chips!

      Hodder & Stoughton, London 1938 - "Mr. Chipping is a gentle, wonderful English schoolmaster known familiarly to three generations of schoolboys at Brookfield as Mr. Chips. In one of the most irresistible stories ever told, we find Mr. Chips taking a bride, and then, on a sad April Fool's Day, losing her; the little jokes his classes came to expect from a teacher they respected and cherished; the boy whose father sailed on the titanic; and the intrusion of WWI on the peace of Brookfield. James Hilton wrote Mr. Chips in loving memory of his schoolmaster father, and in tribute to his profession." [Pub. Info] There is a protective mylar cover. 1ST EDITION, 2ND PRINTING. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Giftpilz. Ein Stürmerbuch für Jung u. alt. Erzählungen von Ernst Hiemer Bilder von Fips (Phillipp Ruprecht)

      Nürnberg, der Stürmer, 1938. 64 Seiten Halbleinen unpaginiert, Einband und Kanten gering berieben, Linke obere Ecke leicht angeplatzt, Bindung in einem guten Zustand, Innenseiten sind sauber, keine Stockflecken, keine Beschriftungen und dergleichen G10 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Antisemitismus, anti-semitic german children´s book

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        LA DANSE]. Original colour lithograph. Published in Paris by Teriade and printed by Mourlot for

      Verve Vol 1, No 4 1938 - 35x53cm (33x39cm image). Not signed. Two monochrome original printed lino cuts of figures of skaters by Matisse on verso. Centre fold with binding stitch holes as usual. Excellent condition. Henri Matisse (1869-1954), French painter and sculptor, painted two versions of the same title, one in the Barnes Collection, Philadelphia, the other in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

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        Manchuria Committee of Japanese Red Cross: History Memorial Volume. 1938, Dalian.

      694p, [38].23cm, Photo plates, tables etc. In Japanese. Good+, bind tight, a little wear. Very rare, NO Worldcat/OCLC record, printed: "Not-for-selling" on copyright page. Involving hospital, plagues, disaster etc. (WITH PICTURES)

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        Sir John Piers.

      Mullinger, The Westmeath Examiner [1938]. First edition - limited to 50 copies. 8vo. Ten pages stapled into card wrappers, lightly sunned at edges, with the front wrapper serving as title page. With three pencilled corrections in the author's hand. Illustrated with two fairly poorly reproduced photographs of Tristernagh Abbey, and with the author's initialled complements slip laid-in (this last from the 1970s, to judge from the handwriting). Some superficial creasing, and a tiny touch of spotting to several blank leaves. A very good copy of an extremely scarce pseudonymous publication, one of the most fugitive Betjeman items. A spoof biographical study in verse of Sir John Piers, a notorious bankrupt who was tried in 1807 on charges of criminal conspiracy for making a 'diabolical wager' to seduce Lord Cloncurry's wife. Written whilst Betjeman was staying at Packenham Hall, Ireland with Edward and Christine Longford and printed by the local paper.. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        EIAR. Anno XVII.

      Torino, 1938, 4to brossura originale, in eccellenti . Torino, Soc. ed. torinese, 1938 - XVII.In 4to grande, pp. 296. Cop. cartonata con sovracoperta originale illustrata. Ritratti fotografici del Re, Vittorio Emanuele III e del Duce, Benito Mussolini, con facsimile della dedica per l'opera. Opera quasi interamente illustrata, con fotografie disposte a modo di collage, o seguendo grafiche geometriche; di grande qualit? ! !

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        The Behavior of Organisms by B.F. Skinner, 1938 hardback leather binding, SIGNED

      Hardback with leather binding and leather corners, gilt top edge of pages, ribbed spine, 457 pages, signed to Jerry Breslow, B.F. Skinner, August 1970. A volume in the Century Psychology Series copyright 1938

      [Bookseller: Arbutus Books]
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        Porträtfoto mit eighd. Widmung, dat. Salzburg 1938. [12,8 x 7,7cm].

      o. O. [Rom ?], o. J. [um 1938]. Auf dem Blatt mit der Widmung montiert [ca. 31 x 23,5 cm]. - Leicht stockfleckig. - Gui (Rom 1885 - 1975 Florenz) war Dirigent und Komponist. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Autograph; Foto; Fotografie; Musik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly, Volume 1, No. 3 (October-December) (Softcover) Art] Teriade, E. (director); Pierre Bonnard, Rabindranath Tagore, Andre Siegfried, Pierre Reverdy, Paul Valery, Louis Massignon, Henri Michaux, Elisabeth de Gramont, Andre Malraux, Paul Claudel, Dr. J. C. Mardrus, Roger Caillois, Georges Bataille, le Douanier Rousseau, Henri Matisse, Delacroix, Rembrandt, Gaetan Fouquet, Rogi Andre, Schneider-Lengyel, Pierre Verger, Therese Le Prat, Rosie Ney, Zucca, Hoyningen-Huene, Chin San-Long, Pierre Verger, Hurault, Erving Galloway (contributors)

      Paris: VERVE 1938 Paperback, First English Edition, very good condition, illustrated wrappers designed by Pierre Bonnard, 132 pages, folio (35,5 x 26,5 cm), spine a little bit damaged, binding somewhat unlocked, plates clean, without any damage, very good condition.Frankreich, Kunst

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        Memoir of Andrew Jackson Africanus; In Affectionate Memory of a Long and Faithful Service.

      [Derrydale Press], [New York] 1938 - First edition. One of 150 numbered copies. x, [6], 54, [2] pp. plus frontispiece of Jackson and 8 full page photographic illustrations. Publisher's half red morocco over red cloth, gilt spine lettering. A small bit of rubbing else a very good and clean copy with the usual author's stamped presentation.Jackson was a trusted employee at Woodward's Belair horse ranch. Belair is the historic estate where Colonial Governor of Maryland, Samuel Ogle had brought the first thoroughbred horses imported to America from England in 1747. James T. Woodward acquired it in 1898 for an undisclosed sum of money. William Woodward built the Belair Stud Farm into the dominant breeding and thoroughbred horse racing operation in the United States during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s and their horses won races around the globe.

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        GODS AND MORTALS IN LOVE

      Country Life Limited 1938 - Circa 1938. Very good condition in an almost very good dustwrapper. "A book with coloured pictures and an illustrated book are not quite the same thing. each has its own function and its own appeal. This is presented as a book with coloured pictures" - Edmund Dulac. 9 dramatic colour plates depicting gods and heroes of Greek legends. Blue/grey buckram, blue titles. 83pp. 11.25 x 8.75". Some browning to covers. Wear to edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some grubby marks to endpapers and a few page margins. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with a little loss; creased and grubby. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte des Füsilier-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Albrecht von Preußen (Hann.) Nr. 73. (Deutsche Tat im Weltkrieg 1914/1918. Darstellungen der Kämpfe deutscher Truppen Band 70).

      Berlin, Verlag Bernhard & Graefe, 1938. 8°, XX, 919 Seiten mit zahlreichen Gefechtsskizzen, Übersichtskarten, Bildern und einer Ehrentafel und mit allen Beilagen in Lasche auf hinteren Buchdeckel komplett ! Illustrierter Originalleineneinband mit Goldprägung - Einband und Vorsatz ganz leicht braunfl. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1938. z413 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Erster Weltkrieg I, Regimentsgeschichten, Divisionsgeschichten, Nachschlagewerke

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        Daphnis et Chloe. Bois originaux d ' Aristide Maillol.

      Paris, Gonin 1938 - 20,5 x 14 cm, 49 bois originaux, une planche avec dégats d' eau, sous cartonnage, Impression en noir, quelques planches sans bordure, l' impression de ces épreuves fut terminée le 7 décembre 1937 et la mise en vente ne commercait qu' en 1938 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. Near Fine. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine sunned but still with bold gilt lettering. Half title page a tiny bit browned from laid-in note. Former owner's signature neatly on title page (almost if he would have signed it). Else one of the nicest copies we have seen so far. ; Essays on disarmament; 8vo; 466 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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        Helen Keller's Journal

      Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938. First. hardcover. very good(+). 313 pages, 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt-stamping. Garden City, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1938. First edition. Very good(+) condition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Mrs Evelyn Davidson With sincere good wishes Helen Keller December, 1943.

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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. Near Fine. 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine sunned but still with bold gilt lettering. Half title page a tiny bit browned from laid-in note. Former owner's signature neatly on title page (almost if he would have signed it). Else one of the nicest copies we have seen so far. ; Essays on disarmament; 8vo; 466 pages .

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        Hôtel du Nord (Set of 3 original photographs from the Los Angeles premiere of the 1938 film)

      Paris: Societé d'Exploitation et de Distribution de Films, 1938. Set of 3 black-and-white single weight still photographs from the US premiere of the 1964 film. Each with a mimeo snipe affixed to the verso, as issued, noting that the film is making its debut at the Esquire Theatre in Los Angeles. Also on the verso is a stamp for the US distributor, THEATRICAL PLAYS. A very rare set of photographs from Carné's pre-war, mood drenched masterpiece that followed the thematically similar "Port of Shadows," and preceding the much greater fame that would come to his work in 1945 with "Children of Paradise" 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm). Fine. Complete collation details available on request.

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        Reden. SIGNIERTE VORZUGSAUSGABE IN GANZLEDER.

      München : Eher 1938 - 8°. 269 S. Sehr gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe. Minimalste Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Vorsatzblatt mit voll signierter Widmung des Autors : ` Meinem alten Kampfgenossen . Weihnachten 1937 ` . Diese Erstausgabe ist schon unsigniert recht selten, die signierte Normalausgabe in Leinen gehört zu den grossen Raritäten der nationalsozialistischen Literatur. Die hier vorliegende Vorzugsausgabe in Ganzleder ( ebenso wie die normale Ausgabe ) wurde vor dem offiziellen Erscheinen von Hess an einige wenige Freunde und Kampfgefährten zu Weihnachten 1937 verschenkt. Schon die Leinenausgabe ist signiert nur im hohen vierstelligen Eurobereich zu haben, von der hier angebotenen ` bibliophilen ` Ausgabe dürfte weltweit kaum mehr als eine Handvoll Exemplare existieren. Laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers waren Rudolf Hess und die in der Widmung genannte Person alte Schulfreunde. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 Orig.-Ledereinband mit Kopfgoldschnitt im Orig.-Schuber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bamberg. Eine Stätte deutscher Kultur. Fünf Jahre nationalsozialistischer Aufbau 1933/1937.

      [Bamberg, Buch- und Kunst-Druckerei, J. Nagengast, 1938]. - Three parts in 2 Volumes (complete). 4tos. Frontispiece photograph of Adolf Hitler, "Der Ehrenbürger der Stadt Bamberg." 176 pp., printed rectos only. Illustrated with B & W photographs (approx. 40 pp.); 92 pp., printed rectos only. Illustrated throughout with tables. Both volumes are in the original illustrated letterpress printed (in black Volume One and in black and red Volume Two) stiff white textured wrappers, unprinted white cloth tape spines. The text in both volumes is mimeograph printed on very inexpensive acidic stock which has significantly browned and is quite fragile; the front-matter and section dividers in both volumes is printed on better stock. The photographs are printed on white coated non-acidic paper. Text in German. Volume One: I. Teil: Politische Rückschau. [Political Review]. (NOTE: English translations in brackets are mine.) II. Teil: Die Leistungen der Stadtverwaltung in den Jahren 1933/1937. [The services of the municipal administration in the years 1933/1937.] The black and white photographs, some full page and others two or three per page, depict German National Socialist party gatherings, both large and small (most in full uniform) in Bamberg, party officials, and historical/cultural sites of the city. Some of the officials identified in the photographs include: Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Bauschen, Lorenz Zahneisen, Hans Schemmer and Georg Metzner. Volume Two: III. Teil: Bamberg in Zahlen. [Bamberg in Numbers]. This Volume, profusely illustrated with tables most of which span the five year period, contains: A) Stadtgebiet [City]; B) Bevölkerung [Population]; C) Bautätigkeit und Wohnungswesen [Construction and Housing]; D) Handel und Gewerbe [Commerce and Industry]; E) Landwirtschaft und Viehhaltung [Agriculture and Livestock]; F) Märkte, Schlachtungen und Verbrauch [Markets, Slaughter and Consumption]; G) Preise und Löhne [Prices and Wages]; H) Verkehr [Traffic]; J) Arbeitsmarkt und Wohlfahrtswesen [Labor Market and Welfare System]; K) Gesundheitswesen [Healthcare]; L) Offentliche Sicherheit und Reinlichkeit [Public Safety and Sanitation]; M) Schulen, Bildungs- und Kirchenwesen [Schools, Eduction and Churches]; N) Geld- und Kreditwesen [Money and Banking]; O) Stadthaushalt und städt. Personalwesen [City Budget and City Human Resources]; P) Naturverhältnisse [Natural Conditions]. The covers of both volumes have small tears along the cloth spine and on the rear cover of Volume One, small area abrasions (sticker removal?) bottom of front covers, but overall quite clean and the binding is tight. Volume Two has an ink signature/name stamped twice front cover (more on this shortly). The text block of Volume One has very small chips on the corners of the fore edge and a small edge tear on approx. 1/4 of the pages on the fore edge from a scratch; some small edge tears. None of the conditions affect either the text or the photographs. Volume Two, which comprises the statistical compilations, has small chips top fore edge of text block on pages 4-17 and larger chips (approx. 1" x 3/4") and a 1" tear the top fore edge of pages 56-92. Once again, these conditions do no affect the text. There is a purple ink signature/name stamp with the name Fr. (? perhaps Friedrich) Wenninger or Werninger in the following places: Volume One: front free endpaper (multiple times), title page (twice), and on the majority of photographs but, perhaps significantly, not on the frontispiece photograph of Hitler. Volume Two: twice on the cover. My speculation about the signature stamp is that it was either from a contemporary Nazi party official at publication or a censor immediately after the war when this, and thousands of other Nazi publications, were banned by various organizations in Soviet East Germany. A rare set. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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        Brighton Rock.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1938 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark green morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, black endpapers, gilt edges. A fine copy. First UK edition, first impression. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Autographed letter.

      1938. On The Royal Historian of Oz Letterhead. Typed letter from Ruth Plumy Thompson on The Office of The Royal Historian of Oz letterhead, with notes in Thompson's hand to the margins. A very warm and chatty letter from the then current writer of the Oz stories, Ruth Plumly Thompson was the next writer of the series after L. Frank Baum. The letter is very chatty on all things which were current in Oz, including the new titles. Thompson also discusses with the recipient her thoughts on the plays and films of oz, "The Wizard of Oz is being made into a musical and while I suppose they'll spoil and change everything--it may turn out better then we think. After that the Oz books will probably be used in animated cartoons--and that WILL be fun. I'm sorry Walt Disney could not get Mrs. Baum to let him have her ( hand written in the margin "husband's") books as he was interested in doing the whole set. But as she has sold ("her" crossed out and hand writtten in the margin " L. F. B's Mr. B has been dead as you know for quite awhile") books to another studio--mine will probably have to be sold to the same people." Thompson also talks about a role she played in a play as Ozma making her an "Princess of Oz." A very interesting letter containing lots of Oz gossip.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Nine Chains to the Moon.

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company,, 1938. Octavo. Original metallic bronze cloth, titles to front board and spine in black, top edge brown, others untrimmed, map endpapers. With the dust jacket. With diagrams and two folding charts. A couple of faint spots to boards; an excellent, bright copy in the jacket with faintly sunned spine and some minor chips and creases to extremities. First edition, first printing.

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        The Long Valley

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good in like dust jacket with publisher's original price of $2.50 intact. Darkening to spine cloth with darkening at gutters. Light rubbing to boards at bottom edge. End papers offset at gutters (which seems typical of this title), previous owner name to front free end paper. The dust jacket has a bit of rubbing along the extremities, and the spine panel is toned. A collection of twelve stories, all set in the author's birthplace of Salinas Valley, California.

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        TOPOLINO PAPERINO - ALMANACCO 1939. Direttore responsabile: Antonio Rubino.

      A.P.I. Anonima Periodici Italiani 1938 In - 8 gr. (mm. 260x171), mz. pelle mod., conserv. la bella copertina orig. a colori, pp. 80, in b.n. e a colori. Contiene: ?I grandi italiani: vita e avventure di Marco Polo e di Cristoforo Colombo - Calendario dell'anno solare 1939 - La compagnia dei Sette (tavole di W. Molino) - Pipetta bugiardo - Storielle e avventure di Topolino e compagni - I capolavori degli amici di Topolino - Previsioni del Sorcio Verde per l'anno 1939 - Campionato di pazienza per il 1939 - Ferro freddo e sangue caldo; La tigre di Quandahar; L'incantesimo della roccia grigia; Lotta sottomarini (racconti illustrati) - Topolinate, Paperinate (giuochi scientifici, passatempi, ecc.)?. ?Raro? almanacco anteguerra, completo dell'inserto a colori di Antonio Rubino (a doppia pagina f.t.), il ?Teatrino per Burattini con 2 scenari e 11 personaggi? per la ?commediola in tre atti per burattini? "il Castello degli Spaventi". Esemplare leggerm. rifilato; strappetto margin. alla pag. 3, segni di matita colorata alla cop. e alla pag. di Indice, altrimenti ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY

      Tarzana, California: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers,. [1938]. original pebbled blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained red.. A fine copy in fine first state (laminated) pictorial dust jacket. A. very sharp copy. (#151479). First edition. Teitler 207. Bleiler (1978), p. 36. Reginald 02319. Heins FC-1.

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        Autograph picture postcard signed ("H. Hesse").

      [Berne (Switzerland), 11 April 1938]. - 8vo. 2 pp. With autogr. address. A letter of condolence to Carlotta Richter in Florence, whose mother, the German writer Alice Berend, had died.

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        EDWARDIAN And JAZZ AGE ENGLISH FACTORY LACE SAMPLE BOOKS

      Essex, England, 1938. Period half-calf over black ribbed cloth sample books produced by Hassall & Lucking, tightback binding w/ spine glued directly onto sewing and signatures. Set now preserved in custom quarter-leather clamshell cases. Spine leather mostly perished. Extensive annotations & markings on endpapers of two of the volumes. Remnants of paper labels on spines, chipping & wear, scuffing, old tape reinforcements to spine of one, signatures split from stubs in centers due to the extreme weight of the samples and paper. Cases - Nr Fine. Bindings - Good. Samples - generally Very Good, if not better.. 3 volumes: 102, 92, 57 ll. Volumes filled with ~ 3355 tipped-in lace samples, lace borders, some in pink, some black samples, a few multi-coloured, a few pencil designs for the looms, all with paper labels indicating lot number, date, productions runs, and loom notes (many w/ red markings indicating that they were pulled, or their patterns destroyed), ranging in size from 2 inches square to samples 8 inches wide by 36 inches long, and folded onto the leaf. Elephant folio. 24-1/2" x 16" x 6-1/2" This breathtaking set of Edwardian & Jazz Age lace factory sample catalogues offers an invaluable and vast tactile resource for the types, styles, weights, and design of machine-made lace during the first 4 decades of the 20th century.  The lace samples themselves made from cotton, cotton blends, wool, wool & art silk, and silk are primarily white, with some samples in black, pink, a few with pink highlights, flesh tone, as well as a few multi-coloured. Included are samples of Chantilly, Cluny, Craquele Net, Baby Irish, Duchesse lace, Filet, Honiton, Limerick, Macrame, Maltese, Mechlin, Metal Lace, Nottingham, Princess Lace, Tatting, Torchon, and many others. These catalogues were preserved by an English family whose ancestors had produced machine-made and hand-made lace near Essex, and East Devon for decades, bringing them with them when they immigrated to the United States in the late 1950s. The range & breadth of samples is quite astonishing, and show the style developments from Edwardian through World War I, and the explosion of interest in the 1920s. Lace during the Edwardian period was used in borders, couture blouses, applied on jackets, coats, hats, gloves, offering the quintessential Gibson girl look that all fine couture houses, as well as homemakers wished to emulate. If you were a wealthy Edwardian society hostess, your clothes contained cascades and layers of lace emphasizing the low bustline, delicate sleeves, and high lace fabric collars were a requirement, except for evening wear wear lace was worn on exceptionally low sweetheart, square, and round decollete necklines to show off their stunning jewelry. Lace was very popular during the Jazz Age, especially for applications on bridal gowns, lace panels inset into slinky satin garments, or simply Chantilly lace evening dresses. In addition, these samples here include lace borders for table runners, curtains, and numerous other home decorating applications. This catalogue records the lavish products of British lace manufacture in the famed region of East Devon, with extensive annotations to when product lines were destroyed, however the notes clearly show that many of these designs remained popular up until the late 1950s, with some samples having red marks being noted as finally having their weaving patterns, and product lines destroyed after the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. 

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        The Long Valley

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good in like dust jacket with publisher's original price of $2.50 intact. Darkening to spine cloth with darkening at gutters. Light rubbing to boards at bottom edge. End papers offset at gutters (which seems typical of this title), previous owner name to front free end paper. The dust jacket has a bit of rubbing along the extremities, and the spine panel is toned. A collection of twelve stories, all set in the author's birthplace of Salinas Valley, California.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Der Arbeiter und die Bildende Kunst. System und Aufgabe der Kunstausstellungen in den Betrieben (Werkausstellungen, Fabrikausstellungen).

      Ca. 1938. - Mit vielen S/W-Abbildungen. 48 S. Gestaltet von Bauhauskünstler Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), der 1938 in die USA emigrierte. Fotografie und Typografie sind dem Stil der 20er Jahre verpflichtet. Eine von Bayers letzten Arbeiten in Deutschland. - Rücken etwas fleckig. Deckel kaum merklich gebräunt, dort eine Ecke geringfügig bestoßen. Sonst sehr gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Féli et M'Bala l'éléphant -

      Calmann-Lévy 1938 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-4 32 pp. Cartonnage illustré d'éditeur sali. Dos toilé. Intérieur propre. Coins émoussés. Avec des illustrations de A. IACOVLEFF dans une bichromie en noir et ocre. Etat correct. Collection "Pour nos enfants". EDITION ORIGINALE du récit de Pierre Mille (1864 - 1941). Premier tirage des illustrations d'Alexandre Iakovleff (1887 - 1938) et réalisation Tolmer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies in the Glossators of the Roman Law Newly Discovered Writings of the Twelfth Century

      Cambridge at the Univ. Press, Cambridge 1938 - Xvi + 323 pp. Several indices at rear. Scarce. English text, with some Latin. Dark red cloth boards. Hinges slightly cracked. Book is ex-library with sticker on spine, stamp on reverse of title page. Book is otherwise in fair-good condition. Some rippling on spine and rear cover, as well as frontis piece. Otherwise clean with no interior marks. ; Ex-Library [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'AVVENTUROSO. Grande settimanale per tutti. Direttore responsabile: P. Lorenzini (nipote di Collodi).

      Nerbini 1938 In folio (mm. 457x330), mz. pelle mod., dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. 10/12 cad. numero, stampato in b.n. e a colori. Offriamo l'annata completa del 1938 (Anno V), dal n. 169 (2 gennaio) al n. 221 (31 dicembre). Variano le loro dimensioni: dal n. 169 al n. 183, mm. 440x310; dal n. 184 al n. 221, mm. 425x300. Cfr. Treccani.it: ?"L'Avventuroso", settimanale a fumetti, uscì a Firenze per l'editore Mario Nerbini dal 1934 al 1943. Pubblicava le migliori storie americane di avventura, quasi in contemporanea con l'edizione degli USA. La sua fortuna declinò quando a queste storie furono sostituite quelle di ispirazione nazionale, imposte dalla propaganda fascista?. Una storia mai confermata è che, non arrivando dagli Stati Uniti alcuni numeri di ?Flash Gordon?, un giovanissimo Federico Fellini fu incaricato di scrivere e disegnare le tavole mancanti. Alcuni numeri sono stati rifilati al marg. infer., altrimenti ben conservati.

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        Konvolut von ca. 120 Fotos aus dem Nachlaß der Fotografin

      - - guter Zustand / Dazu: einige Bleistiftzeichnungen (u. a. Porträts) und Skizzen, datiert 1938 / 2 Blatt Papier-Collagen auf Karton (Fasching 1939 und Nymphenburger Porzellan) - Gewicht in Gramm: 500 verschiedene Formate, teils auf Karton gezogen, (teils Gebrauchsspuren) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Signature to a Crime

      London: Cassell 1938, 1938. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.281. Publisher's hardcover in striking original pictorial dust-wrapper. Clean and bright, with a little edgewear and some minor spotting to text block. A lovely fine copy of this Holywood mystery set in the the Golden Age of tinseltown.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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