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        Sierra Nevada. The John Muir Trail

      

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        The Lost British Policy.

      London: United Editorial Ltd.,, 1938. Britain and Spain since 1700. With an introduction by Philip Guedalla. Octavo. Original white card wraps printed in blue and black, illustrated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box. Wraps creased on spine and slightly rubbed and marked overall, edges toned, light foxing to prelims, but a very good and notably tight copy of a fragile publication. First and only edition, first impression, of Tuchman's first book, written while she was reporting on the Spanish Civil War for The Nation; today highly uncommon in commerce in this condition, and far from widespread institutionally, with just ten copies in libraries outside the United Kingdom, of which three in the US. Wertheim married medical professor Lester R. Tuchman in 1940, taking his surname. Twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, for The Guns of August (1963) and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1972), she died in 1989.

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        The Lost British Policy. Britain and Spain since 1700. With an introduction by Philip Guedalla.

      London: United Editorial Ltd., 1938 - Octavo. Original white card wraps printed in blue and black, illustrated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth solander box. Wraps creased on spine and slightly rubbed and marked overall, edges toned, light foxing to prelims, but a very good and notably tight copy of a fragile publication. First and only edition, first impression, of Tuchman's first book, written while she was reporting on the Spanish Civil War for The Nation; today highly uncommon in commerce in this condition, and far from widespread institutionally, with just ten copies in libraries outside the United Kingdom, of which three in the US. Wertheim married medical professor Lester R. Tuchman in 1940, taking his surname. Twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, for The Guns of August (1963) and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1972), she died in 1989. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Spanish Earth, the first state of the limited edition

      The J. B. Savage Company, Cleveland, Ohio 1938 - This is the rare first state, distinguished by the illustrated endpapers with which only 50-100 copies of this numbered limited edition were issued. The Spanish Earth publishes a transcript of Hemingway’s narration for the sound track for the 1937 film of the same title, the purpose of which was to raise money for the Loyalist (Republican, anti-Franco) cause during the Spanish Civil War. This is copy is hand-numbered "111" of the limited edition of 1000 copies. Per Hanneman, "There are two issues of the first edition. The first issue has pictorial endpapers, front and back, showing a large F.A.I. [Federacion Anarquista Iberica] banner, in orange, flying over the heads of advancing soldiers." Hemingway protested the F.A.I. endpapers, and so there were only "between 50 and 100 copies of the first issue." The second issue has plain tan endpapers. This excellent copy of the first issue bears the striking first issue F.A.I. endpapers. Condition approaches fine. The illustrated tan cloth binding is square and tight with sharp corners and no toning. We would grade this copy as truly fine if not for a few trivial and small brown stains. The contents are pristine; we find no toning, spotting, or previous ownership marks. The binding is protected with a removable, clear mylar cover. Ernest Miller Hemingway (1899-1961) was an American writer of novels and short stories, a larger than life figure whose writing and persona made him a true literary giant of the 20th century. Born in a Chicago suburb, he developed an early passion for outdoor pursuits, spending time with his father at the family's summer home in Michigan. In his junior year of high school, he took a journalism class, and continued to be active in the school's newspaper and yearbook until graduation. His first job out of school was as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Star, whose style guide may have provided the basis for Hemingway's crisp writing style: "Use short sentences. Use short first paragraphs. Use vigorous English. Be positive, not negative." Responding to a recruiting campaign in 1918, Hemingway volunteered, and served on the Italian front as an ambulance driver. He was seriously injured two months later, and returned home. Hemingway returned to Europe in the early 1920s as the foreign correspondent for the Toronto Star Weekly, living and working in Paris. It was here that he met and fell under the influence of the so-called "Lost Generation", including the likes of James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was the latter's Great Gatsby that helped compel Hemingway to move beyond poems and short stories into novels. Hemingway returned to America in 1927 with his second wife. Hemingway continued to practice journalism and, in 1937, traveled to Spain to report on the Spanish Civil War for the North American Newspaper Alliance. The Spanish Civil War proved something of a personal and literary watershed for Hemingway. His wife, Pauline, was a devout Catholic who sided with the fascist regime of Franco, while Hemingway supported the Republicans. When Hemingway returned to Florida after Franco’s victory, he divorced Pauline and married Martha Gellhorn, with whom he had begun an affair while in Spain. Hemingway’s novel For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), which takes place during the Spanish Civil War, was largely based on his experience in Spain. In 1953 Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea. The following year he received the Nobel Prize in Literature, for "his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style". Reference: Hanneman A15A Limited and numbered edition, first state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector ABAA/ILAB/IOBA]
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        Arms and the Covenant

      

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        Salome.

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938 - Each volume 7 7/8 in. x 11 in. Number 292 of 1500 copies. (1) The volume in English, translated by Lord Alfred Douglas, has 16 illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley. It is bound in red cloth with gilt title to spine, and has a gilt illustration of feathers to front panel. Most of the 108 pages are unopened. The volume in French has stiff black paper wrappers with titling in pink on the spine and in white and pink on the front panel. It has ten illustrations by Andre Derain who has signed the colophon. 72 pages. Both volumes are hand numbered They are housed in a red leatherette slipcase with faded gilt titling to spine. The case shows some wear. Weight is 3 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Ksiega jazdy polskiej.

      Warszawa: [b.w.], 1938 (Bydgoszcz: Zaklady Graficzne Instytutu Wydawniczego "Biblioteka Polska"). - Wspolautorzy: Redakcja Boleslaw Wieniawa-Dlugoszowski [i in.].; Projekt okladki i ilustracje: Kierownictwo i opracowanie graficzne Stanislaw Haykowski.; Notka wydawnicza: Warszawa: [b.w.], 1938 (Bydgoszcz: Zaklady Graficzne Instytutu Wydawniczego "Biblioteka Polska").; Wymiar bloku: 32cm.; Uwagi: Przebogato ilustrowane dzieje kawalerii polskiej skupiajace sie na okresie I wojny swiatowej i miedzywojnia glownie do 1921. Koncowa czesc to "Lista poleglych kawalerzystow" z 4052 nazwiskami oraz "Lista poleglych artylerzystow konnych" z 140 nazwiskami w okresie od 1914 do 1920, dalej lista odznaczonych Orderem wojennym "Virtuti Militari" odpowiednio 1543 nazwiska i 161 nazwisk. W czesci srodkowej m. in. tekst autorstwa Tadeusza Grabowskiego: "Metryki pulkow kawalerii polskiej 1918-1920" z krotkimi dziejami poszczegolnych pulkow kawalerii i z wizerunkami odznak tych pulkow.Egzemplarz kompletny zawiera 24 efektowne tablice barwne z reprodukcjami malarstwa i jedna czarno-biala z reprodukcja fotografii (Prezydent RP Ignacy Moscicki). Co ciekawe opisy w katalogach bibliotecznych zwykle podaja tylko ilosc tablic barwnych i pomijaja tablice czarno-biala! Wsrod barwnych tablic prace autorstwa: Wojciecha Kossaka (4), Michala Byliny (8), Ksawerego Kozminskiego (2), Stanislawa Haykowskiego (5), Stanislawa Bagienskiego (1), Zygmunta Rozwadowskiego (1), Jozefa Swirysz-Ryszkiewicza (1), Stanislawa Gepnera (2).; Waga: 3330g; Strony: 429, [3]s., 25k. tabl.; Kategorie tematyczne: design grafika uzytkowa oprawy/okladki 1900-1944, historia Polski I wojna swiatowa XX wiek 1900-1918 miedzywojnie 1918-1939 wojskowosc, ilustratorzy graficy Haykowski Stanislaw* / , history of Poland World War I 20th century the period between 1918-1939 military, / , Geschichte Polens 1. Weltkrieg 20. Jh. Zwischenkriegszeit Militärwesen, ; Egzemplarz z dorobionym grzbietem z zachowaniem wydawniczego elementu grzbietu z tytulem pozycji nieco uszkodzonego, oprawa po fachowej naprawie introligatorskiej, ewentualne elementy nowe lub wzmocnienia nawiazujace do oryginalnych, oryginalna przednia i tylna okladka nieznacznie przybrudzone, krawedzie oprawy wzmocnione plotnem, wyklejki wewnatrz oprawy nowe z naklejonymi oryginalnymi motywami zdobniczymi wycietymi ze oryginalnych uszkodzonych wyklejek, pozostala czesc wyklejek oryginalna, jedna tablica i siedem kart z nieco uszkodzonymi i podklejonymi marginesami (bez szkody dla tekstu, jedynie ss.289/290 z podklejonym przedarciem nachodzacym na tekst), na wewnetrznym marginesie niewielkiej czesci kart nieznaczny slad po starym podklejeniu tasma klejaca, nadto czesc bloku nieznacznie poplamiona, nieco kart zwykle z plamami (po palcach) w dolnym rogu, egzemplarz kompletny. Pozycja w stanie co najmniej dobrym. Oprawa czesciowo wydawnicza (czesciowo rekonstruowana) polskorek.

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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, Chicago 1938 - Two volumes (Part I & Part II). Folios, cloth hardcovers with paper onlay on front cover, heavily illustrated, Very Good ex-library copies with minor treatments (stamps, labels on spine, etc.), minor soiling to some pages and to the page-edges, rubbing and wear to the tips and edges of the covers. Uncommon set. These two volumes are large and heavy and will most likely require an additional shipping charge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books Pittsburgh PA, ABAA]
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        Éléments de police scientifique

      1938 - 4 volumes in-4 : I de 96 p. Paris, Hermann & Cie, 1938-1940, , 4 volumes in-4 : I de 96 p. et 8 pl.; II de 88p, 22pl. et 1pl. dépliante; III de 96p. et 21pl.; IV de 118p. et 16pl, broché, Série COMPLÈTE des "Actualités scientifiques et industrielles" consacrée à la Police scientifique et dirigée par Charles Sannié (1896-1957), médecin, oncologue et directeur du Service de l'Identité judiciaire de la Préfecture de Police à Paris. Charles Guérin médecin, collabore à la série. Les quatre volumes constituent un exposé complet des procédés de police scientifique pratiqués par le service de l'Identité Judiciaire de la Préfecture de Police à Paris. Leurs pratiques s'inspirent directement de l'école de Bertillon, criminologue à l'origine de l'anthropométrie judiciaire utilisée en France jusque dans les années 1970. Cette méthode d'identification repose "d'une part, sur la création d'un fichier de tous les détenus ou personnes ayant fait l'objet d'une arrestation, chaque fiche contenant une photographie profil-face et divers renseignements comme la couleur de l'iris, (.) les empreintes digitales (.) et, d'autre part, sur la mise au point d'un système de classement des fiches à partir des données anthropométriques". Cette intéressante série sur la criminalistique fournit aussi des explications sur certaines notions juridiques, sur le fonctionnement de l'administration judiciaire de l'époque, sur la classification des données et sur les abréviations usitées pour les éléments signalétiques. Les planches présentent des reproductions photographiques mettant en scène les prises de mensurations (taille, tête, certains membres comme le médius gauche, empreintes digitales, etc.) préconisées dans l'identification judiciaire. La description physique de l'individu (traits et particularités du visage puis forme de l'oreille droite et du crâne, type de cheveux, tatouages ou cicatrices, etc.) s'appuie sur l'anthropométrie photographique et sur des tableaux synoptiques des traits physionomiques. Exemplaires ayant appartenu à Jacques Delarue (1919-2014), résistant, historien et ancien commissaire de Police. On joint : - une fiche individuelle d'identification judiciaire vierge - 10 pages cartonnées manuscrites sur lesquelles sont détaillées les diverses particularités physiques du visage : contour général de la tête, oreille, nez, front, menton, sourcils, paupières, globes oculaires, lèvres, bouche, rides - une reproduction photographique du derme et des différentes couches de l'épiderme, avec annotations - un papier blanc recouvert d'encre, sur lequel on distingue des empreintes digitales. Le papier est accompagné d'une feuille où est visible l'empreinte d'une main - une fiche dactyloscopique vierge Nombreuses figures et tableaux dans le texte. Crime et châtiment, sous la direction de Jean Clair, p. 272. Dos du volume II abîmé mais bon état pour l'ensemble. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Screenplay]: Man About Town

      Paramount Pictures, (Los Angeles) 1938 - Screenplay. Quarto. (2), 22, 10, 8, 19, 39, 34pp. Stapled mimeographed sheets. Dated in December 27, 1938. A little darkening to the edges of the first page, else about fine. The second page, which lists the characters, has had the actors' names handwritten in. Boldly Signed on the front page by most of the principal players: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Phil Harris, Monty Woolley, Betty Grable, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. A pencil note on the page states: "June 25, 1939 from Joe," presumably the source of the signed script. The film, a musical comedy with Benny as a Broadway producer who cavorts with married women in order to get his preferred girlfriend Lamour jealous, was directed by Mark Sandrich, and written by Morrie Ryskind. A very nice collection of signatures, and presumably rarely found thus. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Trout and Fly in Tasmania

      Angus & Robertson, Melbourne 1938 - A collectable book on practical work on Tasmanian fly fishing. Six black and white photographs. ¿The first of five books by Wigram which have become classics of Australian fly fishing literature ¿¿ .Bob Dunn. D/J (Facimilie). Green cloth lettered in black, Foreword by Charles Harrison. Frontis of the author at his fly tying desk. Light foxing o/w ¿Nr EP page missing. Previous owners name on prelim page. 3698. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times

      London: George G. Harrap, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Complete set of four volumes, all first printings in original gilt-stamped cloth. Volumes II, III, and IV with dust jackets, Volume I lacking jacket. Volume one somewhat sunned (but spine lettering still legible), the others with just a bit of sunning to the top and bottom edges of the boards.Dust jackets of Volume III and IV are very good, with some minor soiling; jacket of Volume II is good, with some chipping to the base of the spine and at the corners, as well as a spot of abrasion on the spine. None of the jackets is price-clipped. Internally all clean and sound, with all maps, facsimiles, etc. Laid into Volume II is a sheet of stationery from The Old House, Freshford, Somerset with a note reading "To John, with best wishes, from Daddy, October 9th, 1934," and that volume is also inscribed on the front free endpaper "For J.R.L. Nicholson, Oct. 9, 1934." Due to size, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Cours naturel

      First edition, one of 750 numbered copies on vellum, ours one of the best off-trade have been used for the press service. Precious autograph signed by Paul Eluard, "A Man Ray, his loyal friend ..." Ex-dono dedicatee of the pen on top of the first guard, bookplate pasted on a contreplat. Our copy is presented in a shirt on the back of red morocco with the golden tail mention, cardboard boards "ex Man Ray."; Case full carton, together signed Devauchelle. Editions du Sagittaire Paris 1938 16x21cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Mappe mit 10 s/w. Originalfotografien (29,4x20,4 cm)., handschriftlich beschriftet: Für Albert Hollstein von Theo Frey, 28. April 1976. Mit einem maschinengeschriebenen Verzeichnis.

      - 1. Alpaufzug Visperterminen. - 2. Schafschur. - 3. Familie Kempf Gietisfluh. - 4. Holzfuhre Sulsannatal 1938. - 5. Unspunnen-Schwinget. - 6. Huhn in Vadera-Pfäfers. - 7. Trödler Genua. - 8. Im Garten des Sonderlings Armand Schulthess Auressio [Alfred Fernand Armand Dürig]. - 9. C.F. Ramuz 1937. - 10. Alter Sylvester Urnäsch. - Theo Frey gehört zu den grossen Schweizer Fotografen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Fotoreportagen wurden seit den 30er Jahren in allen renommierten Illustrierten veröffentlicht.

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        THREE GUINEAS

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1938. Pale yellow cloth. Five black & white half- tone illustrations. Usual tan offsetting to gutters of endsheets, otherwise a bright, near fine copy in good Vanessa Bell dust jacket (a bit sunned and lightly soiled, chip at toe of lower joint and spine penetrating 1" and costing several letters of the imprint, and short tear at one fore-tip). First edition, first issue binding (one of somewhat more than half of the 16,250 copies printed bound thus -- the remainder were issued in the Uniform Edition). KIRKPATRICK A23a. WOOLMER 440.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Manuscrit et tapuscrit complet constituant la version primitive de Thomas l'obscur.

      1938 - - 1938, 13,5x21cm et 21x27cm, 454 feuillets dont 322 manuscrits. - Exceptionnel ensemble complet de 454 feuillets manuscrits et tapuscrits, abondamment corrigés et raturés, constituant une version primitive de Thomas l'Obscur et mettant à jour le travail de composition de celle-ci à partir du tapuscrit précédant : Thomas le Solitaire. Ce document est constitué de deux états : un manuscrit de 275 feuillets et un ensemble de 179 feuillets composé de 132 feuilles du tapuscrit de Thomas le Solitaire entièrement corrigé et de 47 feuillets manuscrits intercalés. Le manuscrit de 275 pages se termine sur un renvoi à l'ensemble tapuscrit-manuscrit qui lui-même s'achève doublement sur la fin de Thomas le Solitaire (tapuscrit) et la fin de Thomas l'Obscur (manuscrit). Il apparaît que le tapuscrit-manuscrit est une première étape de travail antérieure au manuscrit proprement dit, mais forme avec celui-ci un ensemble indivisible puisque les passages de l'un à l'autre sont incessants. Les pages du manuscrit contiennent en effet régulièrement des renvois au tapuscrit-manuscrit et, à plusieurs reprises, la séquence des pages s'interrompt pour épouser la numérotation de l'ensemble tapuscrit-manuscrit. La version manuscrite comme la version tapuscrit-manuscrit diverge encore de manière significative du roman publié en 1941. Des passages appartenant au texte de Thomas le Solitaire sont toujours intégrés au manuscrit et les variantes par rapport au roman publié sont nombreuses. Ce précieux document marque donc un moment capital du travail de son auteur où le roman était encore en pleine gestation. Cet ensemble, unique, constitue sans aucun doute la plus importante source d'informations sur la genèse romanesque d'un des plus hermétiques romanciers du XXème siècle après Kafka. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Manuscript and typescript of Thomas Solitaire [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Scoop

      London: Chapman & Hall Ltd., , 1938. A Novel About Journalists. Octavo. Original red and black snakeskin patterned cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Bookplate of D. M. H. Reeler Reitz. Jacket spine just lightly sunned, a few nicks, chips , closed-tears and light creases, light laterl crease across first few leaves but nonetheless an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, with the second issue dust jacket. A mighty comic novel of Fleet Street, the jacket initially appeared with the trompe l'Âœil front panel, which reproduced the torn front page of a newspaper, including a clear pastiche of the Daily Express masthead. Beaverbrook threatened to sue and the jacket was reprinted without the masthead.

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        Bucolica Georgica Aeneis

      Accademia Virgiliana 1938 Volume rilegato in pelle (rilegatura del XX secolo) e cartoncino con carta marmorizzata. Cofanetto in cartoncino con carta marmorizzata sui toni del rosso. Decorazioni e scritte su costa e copertina e taglio superiore delle pagine in oro zecchino. Opera del 1938 in lingua latina (prefazione e introduzioni ai capitoli in italiano). Stato dell'opera: molto buono (pagine ingiallite).

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        Oxon. [A Shell Guide].

      B.T.Batsford Ltd., London [1938]. First Edition, first printing - the cloth-bound issue. Small 4to. 45pp. Yellow cloth lettered in red at spine and upper board. Illustrated with two colour maps and scores of photographs, many full-page or double-spread, predominantly taken by the author. Some fading to cloth at board edges and just a hint of chafing to endpaper extremities. A very good copy in the extremely uncommon dust wrapper, price-clipped and a little nicked, soiled and dust marked with several short tears and several small portions of loss from spine ends. Sandra Raphael's bookplate to front endpaper. One of the scarcest of the Shell Guides, the eleventh title in the series and the only one written by Piper alone. This title was issued simultaneously with a wire spiral binding and in this cloth-bound format, both of which are uncommon, but this state housed in the original dust wrapper especially so.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Clearwater Books]
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        Wee Gillis.

      New York: The Viking Press, 1938 - Quarto. Original illustrated boards, yellow cloth spine, illustrated endpapers. With the dust jacket. In the dust jacket with a closed tear along top end of spine. An excellent copy. Black and white illustrations throughout by Robert Lawson. First edition, first printing. The winner of the 1939 Caldecott Honor, this is a delightful tale of a young Scottish boy, from the duo who collaborated on Ferdinand. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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

      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. Ashtonrarebooks welcomes direct contact.

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        Chicago. The Greatest Inland City in the World.

      Chicago.: Colortext Publications. 1938.. Color bird's eye view pictorial map, 15 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches (39 x 52 cm) on sheet 17 x 22 inches. Metal hanging strips to upper and lower edge as issued. Light dampstaining to left margin, image in very good, bright condition. A fascinating bird's eye view of the city with ninety four businesses / buildings numbered on the map and identified in the legend at lower left. Many more are named on the map. The more significant buildings are rendered in detail providing a magnificent account of the city just before World War II. The city is a hub of activity: a plane flies at upper left, two trains head into the city from the northwest and ships ply Lake Michigan. The map is artistically rendered in lithography by C.L. Hawkins. The view is from the east, stretching from the South Shore Country Club in the south along the lake to the Edgewater Beach Hotel in the north. On the horizon are the suburbs of Frankfort, La grange, Leyden, and the Curtiss Reynold Airport. DePaul University Library in Chicago is the only holding library listed on WorldCat. .

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        XX° siecle. Première série complète.

      Chroniques du Jour, Paris - 1938 - 1939. N° 1 à 6 en 5 volumes in 4 brochés. N° 1 : une lithographie de Pascin. N° 3: 6 gravures sur bois de Kandinsky. N° 4 : gravures de Matisse, De Chirico, Miro, Arp, Laurens, Zadkine, Helion et lithographies de Duchamp et Max Bill. N° 5-6 : Lithographie de Max Ernst, gravures de Severini, Marcoussis et bois gravé d'après Kandinsky. [Attributes: Soft 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. - 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. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit zahlr. tlw. ganzs., meist farb. Abbildungen. 247 (1) S., OLwd. m. Kopffarbschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill C.H. M.P.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1938 - 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. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Brighton Rock.

      Heinemann, London 1938 - First edition. Octavo, original cloth. In near fine condition that has a touch of foxing to the interior. An exceptional example of this classic work. Housed in a custom slipcase. "Here the probing is carried further in a brilliant and uncompromising indictment of some of the worst aspects of modern civilization, showing us the hard-boiled criminal mind not as a return to savagery but as a horrible perversion of cerebration" (The New York Times). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Puzzle Blocks

      No place - no date, (ca 1938). A complete set of twenty blocks, each with color pictorial paper-covered surfaces, six to a block. These form 6 different puzzles (I know because I assembled each puzzle, and it only took me three hours to do it). Housed in their original wooden box with color pictorial onlays on the top and underside of the box lid. Minor wear at the block edges and corners, but in all a fine set with just minor wear to the box edges. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: The Literary Lion, ABAA]
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        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

      New York: Grosset and Dunlap., 1938. Octavo. Pictorial paper boards, blue cloth spine. With the dust jacket. Walt Disney Studio colour illustrations throughout. A touch of wear to extremities. A lovely copy. First edition, first printing. A picture book based on the animated film.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill C.H. M.P.

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1938. First edition, first printing. 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. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Travels & Sufferings Of Father Jean De Brebeuf Among The Hurons Of Canada As Described By Himself

      The Golden Cockerel Press 1938 - Near Fine. Spine cloth a little age darkened. No. 101 of 300. (w) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Avol's Books LLC]
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        Five offprints on birds collected during the Whitney South Sea Expedition.

      New York: The American Museum of Natural History,, 1938-41. Notes on New Guinea Birds IV; Notes on New Guinea Birds V; Notes on New Guinea Birds VI; Notes on New Guinea Birds VIII; Note on the Genera Halycon, Turdus and Eurostopodus. 5 offprints. All staple bound in self-wrappers. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. Ink stamp of Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornitology at Oxford University to front wrapper of three offprints, the remaining two offprints have the evolutionary biologist Arthur Cain's monogram in red pencil to front wrapper. A short split to head of spine of Notes on New Guinea Birds IV; a few roughly opened folds in Notes on New Guinea Birds V and VI; Notes on New Guinea Birds VIII slightly foxed along top margin, contents unopened. An excellent set. Offprints of five ornithological papers by Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) that appeared in the American Museum Novitates. Notes on New Guinea Birds IV is inscribed on the front wrapper by Mayr to Hubert Lynes (1874-1942), admiral and noted ornithologist: "To Admiral Lynes with Kindest regards, E. Mayr." In 1929, Mayr, who was already in New Guinea on behalf of Walter Rothschild, joined the Whitney South Sea Expedition and with it travelled to the Solomon Islands. Organised by the American Museum of Natural History, the expedition visited thousands of Pacific islands between 1921-1932 to study and collect birds of the region; it subsequently provided the AMNH with the largest ornithological collection in the US. In 1931, Mayr was hired as curator of the ornithological department of the AMNH to continue his studies of the specimens collected during the expedition. These papers are five of more than a 100 on avian taxonomy that Mayr wrote while at the AMNH.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A History of English Furniture.

      

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Lament for A Maker

      Dodd, Mead and Co. New York 1938 - First American Edition. When mad recluse, Ranald Guthrie, the laird of Erchany, falls from the ramparts of his castle on a wild winter night, Appleby discovers the doom that shrouded his life, and the grim legends of the bleak and nameless hamlets, in a tale that emanates sheer terror and suspense. Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. Scarce title. Very Good bright copy, in Good dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, front flap edge worn, modest soiling and wear to panels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        DYNASTY of DEATH

      SCRIBNERS, New York 1938 - "A" First Printing of the First Edition, with Bright Beautiful Unclipped Dust Jacket, maybe the best copy in existance [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: beat book shop]
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        The Sword in the Stone

      London: Collins. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. EXCEEDINGLY RARE PAGE PROOFS FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF WHITE'S CLASSIC; precedes the publication of the first edition. "When T.H. White produced The Sword in the Stone (1938), Arthurian fiction took a giant step forward. White ignored the traditional Arthurian storyline, using stock characters and circumstances only when he needed them, and developed an Arthurian world of his own. The tale still reflects the contemporary mores of the 1920s and 1930s… and is wonderfully anachronistic in its creation of the Arthurian world, using modern images and inventions when convenient. In so doing White depicts an acceptable Arthurian existence, a world beyond time where Merlin has taken young Wart (Arthur) for his training and preparedness for the world. "White's book was the first in a series of novels that became darker, more subtle and less whimsical, partly because of the onset of WWII but also because of the increasing tragedy of the subject matter. The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood (1939) and The Ill-Made Knight (1940) were later revised and enlarged, with the addition of 'The Candle in the Wind', as The Once and Future King (1958), to many still the definitive Arthurian volume of the 20th century. The book served as the basis for the stage musical Camelot (1960; movie 1967) and Disney's animated movie The Sword in the Stone" (Clute and Grant, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy). 339 leaves printed on rectos only, made in preparation for the first edition. With head- and tail-piece illustrations by White throughout. London: Collins, 1938. Octavo, twentieth-century half morocco with original wrappers bound-in. A fine copy. SCARCE.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Silhouette du scandale

      Editions du Sagittaire 1938 - - Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Marcel Aymé à François Mauriac. Ex-libris Guy Debrincat et prière d'insérer encollés sur les gardes. Deux petites déchirures recollées sur le dos insolé. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Marcel Aymé à François Mauriac. Ex-libris Guy Debrincat et prière d'insérer encollés sur les gardes. Deux petites déchirures recollées sur le spine insolé. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Trending into Maine

      Little, Brown, & Co, Boston 1938 - SIGNED/LIMITED EDITION authentically SIGNED by N.C. Wyeth and Kenneth Roberts on the limitation page. An outstanding copy with the original parchment dust jacket and publisher's slipcase that has minor wear. This limited edition of 1075 numbered copies is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the pages are exceptionally clean. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. We buy Kenneth Roberts First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Rebecca

      Gollancz 1938 - First edition bound in contemporary half morocco. Small ownership inscription the ink of which has faded to almost transparency. Pages browned and mottling to page edges otherwise very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Langton Books]
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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

      Limited Editions Club, New York 1938 - Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a number the initials "G.C." are handwritten. Acquired directly from the publisher's files, this copy belonged to Gordon Carroll who was in charge of the club's operations in the 1970s when it operated out of Avon, CT. Spine pleasantly sunned. About Fine in a Very Good, intact slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Architectural Details

      New York & Tokyo: Architectural Forum & Seisho-Kwan 4, 1938. Second printing. Spiral bound. 116 pages. Foreword by Antonin and Noemi Raymond in English. Includes numerous black and white photographs and drawings. A very good copy in burlap boards with paper label to the front panel that has some edge wear and with the front endpapers having two vintage rubber stamps from an architectural firm along with an embossed ownership stamp and small vintage bookplate. Otherwise a clean copy of this classic.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: The J. B. Savage Company, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, number 433 of a limited 1,000 copies. Second state with plain end papers and disclaimer on the rear paste down. Near Fine. Light bowing to boards, light rubbing to cloth at corners, small stain to rear cover. Previous owner details in ink and emboss to front free end paper. The text of the narration of Hemingway's contribution to a 1938 film bearing the same name.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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