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        Transjordanien. Vorgeschichtliche Forschungen

      Stuttgart: Strecker und Schröder,, 1938. Mit Beiträgen von Franz M. Th. Böhl, Professor in Leiden, und Dr. K. Willmann, Wisebaden. Quarto. Original grey-cream linen, lettered in brown on spine and front cover with designs derived from the desert petroglyphs. With the dust jacket and original plain card slipcase. 30 plates, one of them a folding panorama, illustrations to the text, 75 of them full-page, 2 full-page maps and a folding map at the rear. Jacket just a little rubbed and with some very minor chipping at the edges, the slipcase browning and becoming brittle, but overall a very good copy indeed. First edition. The leader's account of the work of the Nordgruppe der XII. Deutschen-Innerafrikanischen Forschungsexpedition in the Transjordan and Libya, includes the first scientific study of the rock art at Kilwa, pioneering work in the field, never translated into English. This copy inscribed by Rhotert on the front free endpaper to an unnamed recipient thanking them for their support for the Forschungsinstituts für Kulturmorphologie. Inevitably this is not an uncommon book institutionally, with some 70 copies showing on OCLC, and is fairly frequently encountered commercially, but very rarely inscribed, or in such excellent condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Complete Collected Poems, 1907-1938

      Norfolk, Connecticut: New Directions,, 1938. Octavo. Original green boards, titles to spine gilt. A couple of faint smudges to edges; an excellent copy, internally fine. First edition thus, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Should auld acquaintance be forgot? - Frank G. Laurie, with his best love, from his ship's companion. William Carlos Williams."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1938, a 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State with the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and newly restored original dustjacket. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There are no names or writing in the book. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, without any foxing or marks whatsoever. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the bottom edges of the boards and spine. A small area to the top spine fold front corner shows a little soiling, mostly dusty from the small area that was originally missing on the dustjacket. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and newly professionally restored to a Near Fine condition, presents beautifully. I have provided a custom clamshell case, fully bound in Black Morocco Leather, featuring raised bands, blue leather insets with the Title, Author, Dwarves' Hat, and Publisher and date, gilt stamped to reflect the spine of the original book. The front panel of the clamshell has the Title and a larger Bowing Hobbit gilt stamped, with the back panel featuring the JRRT Monogram. A beautiful bright copy of this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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        FÜHRER DURCH DEN BRÜHL UND DIE BERLINER PELZBRANCHE. JAHRGANG 1938. ADREßBUCH FÜR DEN RAUCHWAREN-HANDEL, DIE FELLVEREDELUNGS- UND PELZWAREN-INDUSTRIE, DAS KÜRSCHNER- UND MÜTZENMACHER-HANDWERK. [ADRESSBUCH]

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

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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        Autograph Christmas Card from Arturo Toscanini to his Grandson, 1938

      LOOSE_LEAF. N.p., 1938. 5 x 7 inches, with 4 x 4 inch photograph of Arturo Toscanini at top. A signed Christmas card written by the great Maestro to his grandson Valfredo in 1938. In Italian. The text reads: "Dear Valfredo - Continue to be good and honest for the joy of your parents and grandparents. Merry Christmas !!! / 1938". No signature present, but the letter came from the Toscanini estate and is clearly in the hand of Arturo Toscanini. A bright copy, with a nice sepia photograph of Arturo Toscanini at the top of the card. Slight indentation from a paper clip to top, otherwise near fine with very minor normal age-related tanning. . Very Good. 1938.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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        MEI LI

      - HANDFORTH,THOMAS. MEI LI. NY: Doubleday Doran 1938 (1938). Folio (9 1/4 x 12 1/4"), orange cloth, some cover soil, VG+ in dust wrapper (VG dw, not price clipped, no medal, sl. frayed at spine ends, a few small closed tears). Stated 1st edition. WINNER OF THE SECOND CALDECOTT AWARD! This is a Chinese tale written by Handforth and magnificently illustrated in black & white by him on every page. THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY HANDFORTH. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
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        [African-American woman playing a guitar, sitting with a child beside her on the porch of a weathered farm shack.]

      1938. Black and white lithograph, 12 x 8 3/4 inches on linen-weave unwatermarked paper, approximately 14 x 11 inches. Signed in the stone ?"J.V.?" and in pencil along the lower edge of the image ?"Joseph P. Vorst 1938?" where it is also numbered in pencil ?"23?-28?". Joseph Vorst was born in Essen, Germany, and studied art there before coming to the United States in 1930. Settling in the St. Louis area, he studied with, became a friend of, and was much influenced by Thomas Hart Benton. This very strong image decidedly shares the character of Benton?'s expressionist style and Depression-Era subject matter. Besides producing a small body of print work, Vorst painted murals in the WPA program, did portraits and other painting, published illustrations in Esquire, and taught art at Jefferson College in St. Louis. Glazed and framed. A very good copy of the print.

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        [Photograph]: Original Portrait Photograph of Lotte Lenya

      Sepia-toned photograph of Lotte Lenya laying on a floor face up wearing a sweater and partially covered with a white sheet. Image matted to 7" x 8.75", in glazed and silvered 11.75" x 13.5" wood frame. The back of the frame is cut away to reveal the rear of the photo which has the stamp of fashion photographer George Platt Lynes along with a "Harper's Bazaar" stamp dated in pencil for the article "Visitors" in the May, 1938 issue, as well as an unsigned caption handwritten by Glenway Wescott: "Lotte Lenya told us that her worst worry & vexation had always been her NOT looking like Joan Crawford; and in this photograph George did his best for her. I remember his finding that this device of recumbency often helped to relax very self-conscious subjects. He talked Gide into it, on the seventeenth-century parquet of Baba's house in the rue de Vaugirard - who afterward complained of the discomfort and the result, the congested expression." Near fine. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        XX SIECLE (VINGTIEME SIECLE) N. 4 - NOEL. Cahiers d?art. Directeur: G. di San Lazzaro.

      In - 4, bross. edit., pp. 37,(3) + (4) di ?Chroniques du jour?, con 8 xilografie originali a colori di: Henri - Matisse, Henri Laurens, Miro, (Hans) Arp, (Alberto) Magnelli, Giorgio de Chirico, (Ossip) Zadkine, (Jean) Hélion e 2 litografie a colori di: Marcel Duchamp ?Obligation Montecarlo? e Max Bill ?variation 13?. Celebre e importante rivista dedicata all'arte moderna con testi dei maggiori critici internazionali. Questo raro N. 4 - Natale 1938, Anno I - contiene fra l?altro articoli di P. Gueguen (La sculpture d?un grand peintre, Henri - Matisse - La dernière oeuvre d?Henri Laurens) e di P. Courthion e H. Read su Paul Klee. Tracce d?uso alla copertina e prime 3 carte di testo, dorso ben restaurato; solo le 2 litografie con piccole mancanze al bordo inferiore (su una larghezza di mm. 45) mentre le 8 xilografie sono ben conservate.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Mieux vivre n°11 : DORMIR

      - Mieux vivre, 1938. Plaquette in/12 couverture illustrée et agrafée, illustrations en noir : photographies de Brassaï, Nora Dumas, René Zuber, D. Bellon, Dr Wolff, Papillon, Sougez, 24 p. Couverture tachée "Mieux vivre" souhaitait rassembler chaque mois les plus jolis documents photographiques parus sur un sujet : ici le sommeil spontanée (sieste) ou mis en scène.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Lucas Livres Anciens]
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        Typed letter signed.

      Princeton, New Jersey, 30. X. 1938.. 4to. 1 p.. In German, to Mr. Silverman: "An unusually intimate knowledge of my writings speaks from the lines of your letter, and I believe I can assume that it is based not only on purely artistic, but also on human and spiritual, not to mention moral grounds. Empathy and spiritual friendship have become rare commodities in these times, and so I shake your hand as an ally in the struggle for Good in the world".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Out of Africa

      Random House, New York 1938 - Quarter bound in black cloth over orange boards, spine gilt, dark green topstain. Stated first edition, glue darkening slightly at endpages. Slight spine lean. Tight binding, unmarked. The unclipped jacket in mylar very slightly toned to spine, faintly soiled to back panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Death Under Gibraltar

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the jacket that has a sunned spine. First edition, first impression. A thriller. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the half-title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Kraftfahrschul-Buch. Mit 97 Bildern und Zeichnungen im Text nebst farbigen Tafeln über Druckluftbremse, Verkehrszeichen und Schmieranweisung

      Berlin Verlag "Offene Worte", um 1938.. . Vollständige Ausgabe im original Verlagseinband (Steifumschlag / Broschur / Kartoneinband 8vo im Format 13,2 x 19 cm) mit Deckeltitel. 174 Seiten, mit Abbildungen, Schrift. Fraktur. - Kriegsdruck, 9.Auflage in guterr Erhaltung, beiliegend sechsseitiges Faltblatt: "Willst du ein guter Fahrer sein, überreicht von Friedrich Krupp Aktiengesellschaft, Abteilung Kraftwagenfabrik Essen"

      [Bookseller: Galerie für gegenständliche Kunst]
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        THE STONEWARE MONKEY

      Hodder and Stoughton, [1938]. - First edition. Some minor foxing to page fore-edges and to the half-title page, else very good in dust jacket with light professional restoration to the spine ends and flap folds. Two entirely seemingly unrelated murder cases are the basis for this mystery. "Dr. Thorndyke reasoning from certain peculiarities in the stoneware figure of a monkey, finds in it a factor common to the two crimes; and he is thus able to infer that the perpetrator of both is a person not hitherto suspected of either." A nice copy of a difficult title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Tarzan and the Forbidden City

      California: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., 1938. Copyright date 1938, 1st edition, 1st printing. Presentation Copy Signed by Edgar Rice Burroughs the Author on the inside Fly Leaf. Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs. Blue pebble cloth over boards with red lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Top page edges are tinted, foredge pages are not cut. 1st page of the text [7] has a tear from bottom page edge up 3 inches in the middle of the page. Fly leaf page torn off lower right corner, around out line of a piece of tape lower right, post flyleaf, bent corner on the frontspiece lower left. Illustrated with 5 color and black and white illustration. Exterior boards, front board has a line across the lower front edge light soiling to the head and toe of the spine, 3 very small white spots on the back board. A crack in the back inside gutter. Light Browning and some foxing to the interior pages from age. Dust Jacket, is not price clipped ($2.00) back inside flap has been bent. Jacket has much loss along the top and the front of the front and back of the dust jacket. Dust jacket is now in a clear protective cover after many years of protecting the book. Text and illustrations are still bright and clean, binding is secure, a very rare and collectible signed edition by Edgar Rice Burroughs.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. good Plus/Fair. Illus. by John Coleman Burroughs. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.

      [Bookseller: Mclin Haven]
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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing with the Scribner's "A" and Seal printed on the copyright page. A spectacular copy. This ORIGINAL sophisticated dustjacket is vibrant in color with NO fading or pieces missing. This First Issue dustjacket has the $2.75 printed price present. The book is in fantastic shape and appears unread. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean, with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a magnificent copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1938 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK

      Daily Express 1938 - 1938. Very good condition with no wrapper. The third Rupert annual. 1st story Rupert and the Daffodils. Colour pictorial boards. Red cloth spine. 126 pages. 10x7.5". Spine very slightly bumped, corners bumped and slightly worn. Name in ink in belongs to box. Foxing to contents else clean. [R] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Cours naturel

      Editions du Sagittaire 1938 - - Editions du Sagittaire, Paris 1938, 16x20cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires numérotés sur vélin, le nôtre un des hors commerce. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Paul Eluard à Edouard Dujardin : ". en témoignage d'attachement fidèle." [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of the numbered copies on vellum, ours a trade off. Precious autograph signed by the author Edouard Dujardin: ". in faithful attachment testimony ." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Wild Chorus

      London; Country Life Limited, 1938 - Hardcover, blue cloth boards with gilt titles, patterned / illustrated wrapper and plain card slipcase, 12½ by 10 inches, xii, 119pp, illustrated endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, 24 tissue guarded colour plates, 64 black and white plates, plus line sketches throughout. Numbered limited edition, number 1036 of 1200 signed copies. A very clean and bright copy in a jacket with a two inch wide, one inch deep area of loss at the top rear return fold, and a very faded spine. The jacket is now in a loose protector and a colour matched replacement spine is laid in loose in this protector to restore the look of the jacket. The slipcase has nobly sacrificed itself over the years to protect its occupant, and as a result is a bit scruffy. A Very Good+ book in a near VG jacket in a scruffy slipcase [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Pedlars Pack Books]
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        DOUBLE JEOPARDY

      New York: Macaulay, 1938. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo; variant bound in smooth light blue cloth, with titles stamped in orange on spine; 249pp. Some mottling to cloth at spine and along joints, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly rubbed, with a few shallow chips at the crown, a patch of soil and two long tears to rear panel, with corresponding clear tape mends on verso; still a bright, presentable Very Good+ example. An attractive copy of the author's first book.

      [Bookseller: Captain Ahab's Rare Books]
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        Der Giftpilz. Ein Stürmerbuch für Jung und Alt. Erzählungen von Ernst Hiemer, Bilder von Fips [d.i. Philipp Rupprecht]:

      Vlg. Der Stürmer, Nürnberg um 1938.. 31.-60.Tsd., kl.4°, Halbleineneinband, 64 Seiten, farbige Abb.. Einband berieben, Block minimal stock- und fingerfleckig, Bindung etwas gelockert; sonst schöner Zustand. Eine der bösartigsten NS-Quellen zum Thema Antisemitismus

      [Bookseller: Cassiodor Antiquariat]
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        FAIRCHILDS-EVANSVILLE-E. KY. 1938-1941 [Cover Title] [Original Photo Album]

      Fairchilds, KY and Evansville, [IN], [ca. 1938-1941]. Hardcover. Near fine. Oblong folio album. Original (likely homemade) wooden covers with screw binding and brass hinges - measuring approximately 15.25" x 12". Containing 29 black paper leaves with 252 black and white, primarily snapshot photographs glue-mounted both recto and verso. Small title photograph to front cover torn, light handling wear to album exterior. A handful of images apparently perished. Otherwise about near fine throughout. A classic album of Americana with clear and sharp domestic, community, occupational and railroad themed images. Compiled by the Fairchilds family of Evansville, IN between 1938 and 1941, the patriarch appears to have worked in gas and oil exploration in and around the western Kentucky / southern Indiana / southern Illinois regions. Many named images of the men Fairchilds worked alongside as well as facilities located in Keensburg, IL, Centralia, IL, Cloverport, KY, and Edgar County, IL. A wonderful series includes approximately 20 interior and exterior views of a new family home located on Plaza Dr. in Evansville, and dozens of shots show downtown Evansville, its storefronts, signage, holiday festivities, and decorations. Several railroad photos and a handful from a trip to Washington, D.C. are also included. All images carefully framed with a strong aesthetic eye. Particularly striking are the many close-up portraits throughout rendered with an intimacy not typically seen in similar albums. An uncommonly well-composed and -constructed album of middle class life in the southern midwest at the tail-end of The Depression, just before the beginning of U.S. involvement in WWII.

      [Bookseller: Brian Cassidy, Bookseller]
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        GRENZGAU SAARPLFAZ. ARBEIT UND FROHSINN. Saar-Palatinate- Work and Happiness.

      Raumbild, Südwestdeutsche Verlagsansatalt, Neustadt an der W 1938 - Quarto. Original Paper Covered Boards with Gilt Tiltes. Presentation Label Pasted to FEP. 64pp. Text. 100 Original Stereoview Photographs by Heinrich Hoffmann with Stereoviewer. A Fine Copy. Produced as propaganda to celebrate the return of The SAARLAND. "In 1920 the Saargebiet was occupied by Britain and France under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. The occupied area included portions of the Prussian Rhine Province and the Bavarian Rhenish Palatinate. In practice the region was administered by France. In 1920 this was formalized by a 15-year League of Nations mandate. A postage stamp from the French occupation of Saarland (Sarre in French) In 1933, a considerable number of communists and other political opponents of National Socialism fled to the Saar, as it was the only part of Germany that remained outside national administration following the First World War. As a result, anti-Nazi groups agitated for the Saarland to remain under French administration. However, with most of the population being ethnically German, such views were considered suspect or even treasonable, and therefore found little support. When the original 15-year term was over, a plebiscite was held in the territory on 13 January 1935: 90.8% of those voting favored rejoining Germany." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: CATHAY BOOKSHOP]
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        Exposition WOLFGANG PAALEN - Préface d'André Breton du 21 Juin au 5 Juillet - Galerie Renou et Colle, Paris 1938

      Paris: Galerie Renou et Colle, 1938 - 16° - 3 B/w Plates and 2 Fumages on covers. Exhibition Catalo: Wolfgang Paalen (1905-1959) Austrian-Mexican surrealist artist. First edition, preface by André Breton. Original boards (Fumages) and original glassine. In Fine condition [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly Spring 1938 - March-June

      Paris: Verve, 1938. First edition. Softcover. Volume One Number Two. Text in English with contributions by Georges Braque, Andre Gide, Andre Malraux, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingay, Georges Bataille, and several others. Includes color illustration after works by Braque (the cover too), as well as numerous black and white photographs after works by Herbert Blumenfeld, Herbert List, Bill Brandt, Brassai and numerous others. Also includes the "Heavenly Bodies" series with 4 color lithographs, two by Kandinsky and two by Andre Masson. A very near fine copy in wrappers with only the most minute wear and internally a fresh and clean copy. Includes the gold distribution label on the title page as issued. A much nicer than usual copy.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        Brighton Rock An Entertainment

      Viking Press, New York 1938 - Salmon and black cloth with very slightly rubbed silver gilt, black topstain. Spine ends/corners a tiny bit softened. Tiny cigarette burn darkens about 6 pages following title page. Darkened glue at eps. Small spot on text block edge. The original unclipped jacket has large chip at spine end, scraping at spine edges and rubbing at folds. A tight square unmarked copy in unclipped jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: curtis paul books, inc.]
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        Numismatic History of Rayy

      American Numismatic Society, New York 1938 - xii, 240 pages plus 6 collotype plates, rebound in reddish brown cloth with original card covers bound in, number 2 in the Numismatic Studies series published by the American Numismatic Society and never reprinted, this is an ex-Brooklyn Public Library edition with library's bookplate stamped in ink on frontispage and with library's perforation stamp on title page but otherwise the interior is very clean. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Davis]
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        Chantecler Illustrations de Mariette Lydis, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe decoratifs de Sylvain Sauvage, graves sur bois par Gilbert Poilliot

      Paris: Edins Pierre Lafitte, 1938. One of 1800 copies on velin from a total edition of 2575. 8vo. Bound by LePretre: 3/4 red morocco and paste-paper boards with gilt and blind-stamped sunburst radiating over upper and lower covers, spine smooth, title gilt, top edge gilt (stamped on front blank Lepretre). Original covers bound in, near fine. Illustrated with fourteen plates hors-texte by Mariette Lydis (1890-1970), with bandeaux and culs-de-lampe by Sylvain Sauvage(1888-1948), who in the mid-twenties became his own publisher and made a name for himself as an illustrator and decorator of considerable style. Chantecler, Rostand's play in four acts in verse, was performed for the first time in the Theatre de la Port Saint-Martin on February 7, 1910.

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        Pervaya Konnaya

      1938. |~|IN FAVOR TODAY…OUT OF FAVOR TOMORROW RODCHENKO, Alexander and Varvara STEPANOVA. Pervaya Konnaya. Russian text by O. L. Leonidov, printed in red and black throughout. [284] pp. Illustrated throughout with photographs, reproductions of Russian drawings and paintings, caricatures, maps, newspaper clippings, etc. Folio, 350 x 305 mm, bound in original publisher's illustrated green cloth with red lettering. Moscow: Ogiz Izogiz, 1938. |~||~||~||~||~| Second Edition of this important propaganda photobook about the First Cavalry. Designed by Rodchenko and Stepanova, their fascinating book provides unique insight into Soviet history shortly after the October Revolution. "One of the most sumptuous of Soviet propaganda books, Pervaya Konnaya, like so many, uses not only photographs (some of them by Rodchenko himself), but also paintings, drawings and various kinds of ephemera to tell the story of the brave Cossack cavalry brigades who helped turn the tide in the vicious war. The book is large in scale and Rodchenko and Stepanova have resisted the temptation to complicate matters. They have generally used the pictures one to a page to gain maximum impact" (Parr and Badger p. 170). Heavily censored with blacked-out images of officers fallen out of favor with Moscow; no two copies survive alike. This copy has four more pages than the copies in the British Library and The New York Public Library, and 49 more pages than the Getty copy. Slight soiling to covers, and wear to head and foot of spine. PROVENANCE: Carl Kempf, the publisher of Soviet Russia Pictorial, with his ownership stamp (twice). Parr and Badger, The Photobook I, 170-171.

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        The New Vision: Fundamentals of Design Painting Sculpture Architecture

      New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 1938. Cloth. Collectible; Fine. INSCRIBED (TWICE) BY L. MOHOLY-NAGY on the front free endpaper. Both ink inscriptions are clear and bright, the first handwritten on the page, the second on a clean piece of white paper and tipped-onto the page. A bright, very sharp copy to boot of the 1938 revised and enlarged edition of "The New Bauhaus Books", issue #1, edited by both Moholy-Nagy and the great Walter Gropius. Tight and Near Fine in its oatmeal cloth. Quarto, 207 pgs., including crisp black-and-white photographs thruout. Very uncommon signed by the redoubtable L. Moholy-Nagy. Signed by Author.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Death from a Top Hat

      G P Putnam's Sons, New York 1938 - First edition. Book in excellent condition with pages slightly but evenly yellowed. Front fixed end paper is yellowed from glue where bookplate has been removed. Jacket is chipped and rubbed and a little creased with some very small areas of missing paper and with open tears. Jacket basically looks good. The first great Merlini mystery. Hard to find in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hinch Breese Books]
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        Bagattelle per un massacro

      Milano , CORBACCIO, 1938 - Traduzione dal francese di Alex Alexis. 16mo. pp. 334. . Molto buono (Very Good). . Prima edizione italiana (First Italian Edition). [Galati, 1980]. Brossura illustrata (original pictorial wrappers) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Marini ALAI - ILAB]
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        Three Original Promotionals for the Canadian Premier of Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky

      Sydney Cecil Newman, Canada 1938 - Canada: Sydney Cecil Newman, 1938. First Edition. Poster. Sydney Cecil Newman. Three color promotionals/posters by Newman, two measuring 13 ½ inches by 5 ½ inches, and one measuring 33 ½ inches by 13 inches. Several seam splits to larger poster. Sydney Cecil Newman (1917-1997) was a Canadian film and television producer who started as a stills photographer and film poster artist. Among the television programs for which he was responsible was the time-travelling, character-morphing Dr. Who. These three original promotionals were issued for the Canadian Premier of Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky. Uncommon. (posters). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Anderson Butler Rare Books, ABAA]
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        ORIGINAL ART: PUMPKIN MOONSHINE

      TUDOR, TASHA. TUDOR,TASHA. ORIGINAL ART: PUMPKIN MOONSHINE. Offered here is the original watercolor used in Tudor's first book, Pumpkin Moonshine published in 1938 by Oxford University Press. It accompanies the text "When they reached the field, Sylvie looked among the shucks of corn for the very fattest pumpkin". Sylvie is standing in a field, shielding her eyes from the sun, corn shuck and pumpkin on her left, Wiggie the dog on her right. The verso of the watercolor contains Tudor's hand-lettered text for the page preceding the illustration in the book. The capital letter T is is in red and decorated with reeds. The text begins: The cornfield was on top of the hill, quite a ways from the house, so Sylvie took Wiggy for company..." The art measures 4 1/4 x 3 3/8", not signed, two barely visible pin holes in margin else Fine. It is matted so that both sides of the piece, both the illustration and the text can be seen. Original art from Tudor's first book is rare, especially sought after and lovely.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc.]
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        Artists in Crime

      London, Geoffrey Bles. 1938, 1938. First edition text in second state cloth (black lettering), effectively the First cheap Edition. 8vo. Fine in publisher's bright red cloth. 310pp. Internally fresh and clean. Clad in either a cheap edition or colonial variation of the dustwrapper bearing a Reginald Saunders [Toronto] publishing label applied to the spine. Wrapper chipped to extremities with some loss to head and tail of spine, with an additional small triangle of loss to the lower edge of the back panel. Wrapper nevertheless clean and fresh. Dame Ngaio Marsh is best known for her 32 detective novels published between 1934 and 1982, all featuring Inspector Alleyn. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original 'Queens of Crime' - female British crime writers who dominated the crime fiction genre of the 1930s and 1940s. Of the four, her work shows the greatest depth of characterisation, and often carries a vein of humour.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Cesko-slovenská armáda

      Ministerstvo národní obrany v nakladatelství Svazu cs. dustojnictva "VOK" (1938), V Praze - 4to. Unpaginated (1,80,1,pp). Original pictorial wrappers protected by modern mylar. Published just weeks before Czechoslovakia was annexed into Hitler's Third Reich in 1938. During World War II, Czechoslovakia ceased to exist and was divided into the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia, and the newly declared Slovak Republic. Profusely illustrated with b/w reproductions in photogravure of various units of the Czech army at play, in training and in action. Photographs by Karel Hájek, Jirí Jenicek, Ján Kalvach, Jozef Trávnicek, Jan Smrt, and others. Minor creasing scuffing and staining on wraps. Text in Czech, captions in Czech, English, French, and Russian (in pre-Revolutionary spelling). Overall very good condition. Rare pictorial work looking at the Czech army before the German 'occupation'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Solitude A Poem

      London: The Hogarth Press,, 1938. Octavo. Original japon vellum-backed orange cloth, spine lettered gilt. Cloth a little cockled, some soiling to spine, contents slightly toned. An excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 45 of 100 copies signed by the author. This limited issue was published on 22 October 1938 simultaneously with the regular trade edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        XX SIECLE (VINGTIEME SIECLE) N. 4 - NOEL Cahiers d’art. Directeur: G. di San Lazzaro.

      Paris,, 1938.. In-4, bross. edit., pp. 37,(3) + (4) di ?"Chroniques du jour?", con 8 xilografie originali a colori di: Henri-Matisse, Henri Laurens, Miro, (Hans) Arp, (Alberto) Magnelli, Giorgio de Chirico, (Ossip) Zadkine, (Jean) Hélion e 2 litografie a colori di: Marcel Duchamp ?"Obligation Montecarlo?" e Max Bill ?"variation 13?". Celebre e importante rivista dedicata all'arte moderna con testi dei maggiori critici internazionali. Questo raro N. 4 - Natale 1938, Anno I - contiene fra l?'altro articoli di P. Gueguen (La sculpture d?'un grand peintre, Henri-Matisse - La dernière oeuvre d?'Henri Laurens) e di P. Courthion e H. Read su Paul Klee. Tracce d?'uso alla copertina e prime 3 carte di testo, dorso ben restaurato; solo le 2 litografie con piccole mancanze al bordo inferiore (su una larghezza di mm. 45) mentre le 8 xilografie sono ben conservate.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS. Afterwords by Lincoln Kirstein.

      Museum of Modern Art, NY 1938 - Small 4to., 200 pp., 87 photographic plates, errata slip. Original cloth with printed spine label. There is moderate wear at the spine ends and three of the leading tips, with a tiny chip to the cloth covering the spine. Still a handsome, and internally, very good and bright copy, lacking the printed dw. Signed on the first free endpaper in pencil in Evan's, small, but precise hand. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Signed Portrait Photograph

      Signed portrait Photograph in tuxedo with trombone. Image matted to 7" x 8.5", in a frame measuring 11.75" x 13.75". Unexamined out of the frame. Photo has a couple of smudges on the right side not affecting the image and is slightly oxidized. Chip on the frame. Undated, but probably circa 1938-9. Signed: "Sincerely, Glenn Miller." Miller was lost over the English Channel at age 40 while on tour to entertain the troops during the War. Signed photographs are uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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