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        Inscribed Vintage Photograph

      Australian-born American actor best known for his roles as a romantic swashbuckler in Hollywood films and for his controversial flamboyant lifestyle. He was only 50 years old when he died of a heart attack. Exceptional 10 x 8-inch vintage sepia photograph, taken by acclaimed Warner Brother's photographer Scotty Welbourne, whose stamp appears on the back. Flynn's inscription says, "To Mr. Ray J. Whitehead kindest regards Errol Flynn." No place, no date, circa 1938. Very good(+) condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Poésies complètes -

      7 tomes. In-12 Tome 1: 227 pp. Tome 2: 275 pp. Tome 3: 244 pp. Tome 4: 269 pp. Tome 5: 250 pp. Tome 6: 238 pp. Tome 7: 258 pp. Sous étui imprimé. Couverture beige rempliée illustrée en couleurs. Intérieur parfait. Édition illustrée en couleurs par William FEL. Parfait état. TIRAGE LIMITE. Un des 30 exemplaires de tête numérotés sur Japon impérial contenant une suite en couleurs et une suite en noir des illustrations. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        Les songes et les sorts

      First edition, one of 23 numbered copies on alfa, only 10 major papers with pure lead.Nice copy. Grasset Paris 1938 12x19cm broché

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Topographische Anatomie des Menschen: Lehrbuch und atlas der regionär-stratigraphischen Präparation. 4 Bde in 7 Teilbänden. (all publ.)

      - Berlin, Wien, Innsbruck, München, 1938-1960, 8°, 2967 pp., mit 847 Abbildungen im text und auf 527 farb. Tafeln, 7 orig. Halbledereinbände; feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe, vollständiges Exemplar! - - Bd. 1/1+2: Allgemeines, Brust und Brustgliedmaße (1937, 4°, XVI, 344 pp.; : pp.345-617 mit 216 Abb. auf 127 farb. Taf.). - - Bd. 2/1+2: Bauch, Becken und Beckengliedmaße (1941, 4°, XII, 446 pp.; pp.447-868 mit 252 Abb. auf 144 farb. Taf.). - - Bd. 3: Der Hals (1952, 4°, XV, 468 pp, mit 211 Abb., davon 160 auf 114 farb. Taf.; und zwei Beilgagen). - - Bd. 4/1+2: Topographische und stratigraphische Anatomie des Kopfes (1957, 4°, XV, 377 pp. mit 96 Abb., davon 72 auf 87 farb. Taf.; 1960, X pp., pp. 380-946, mit 122 Abb. davon 44 auf 55 farb. Taf.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Twenty-five Nudes.

      Tall octavo. (viii), (i) pp. + 26 plates. First edition. Illustrated with twenty-six line engravings on wood, printed in white line on black background. With a brief Introduction by Gill. The first edition of this work has become surprising difficult to encounter, and even more so in a dust wrapper. This is a fine, fresh copy in a bright wrapper. (Gill 38). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Typed letter signed to the Austrian conductor, composer and musicologist [Dr.] Kurt List (1913-1970)

      . Large octavo, 240 x 153 mm. 2 pp. Boston, November 7, 1938. On letterhead of the Fritz-Carlton Hotel in Boston. In German (with translation). Together with typed envelope addressed to List in New York. A long and important letter, written in response both to List's article "Political Art-Notes on Krenek's Karl V" published in the journal "Modern Music," Vol. 15 no. 4 (1938) and to a letter written by List to Krenek on November 5th. The letter opens with a discussion of conversations and correspondence with Dr. [Hans] Heinsheimer (1900-1993), a fellow Austrian who had secured a position with Boosey & Hawkes in New York, and Mina Lederman (1896-1995), editor of "Modern Music" concerning the article. Krenek is not as irritated by List's opinions as by the timing of their publication. He has only just made his way to the United States, having entered the country on August 29th from Canada. "... I could not regard such an article as a friendly welcome of my immigration to this country, which I had just accomplished with considerable difficulty." Krenek states that although it is "very friendly" of List to "put such great hopes in my further development... the hopes harbored by you will not quite make the same impression on the readers of Modern Music as will the witty remarks on the weaknesses of my opera... After all, any new immigrant arrives without authority... The memory of a completely unprepared American reader will hardly retain anything except that I have treated the history of Charles V in a manner equally unoriginal and ridiculous, in the style of the "Threepenny Opera"... I have struck a more radical note just since Karl V that... should find your favor. Thus, I can only assume that your disappointment was related to my political stance." Krenek closes by saying that he feels that List's opinion will probably not seriously affect his reputation and acknowledges that it is unlikely that a performance of Karl V will take place in the U.S. Somewhat worn and soiled; creased at folds. Envelope quite worn and soiled.. The present letter provides considerable insight into the composer's state of mind very shortly after his arrival to his newly-adopted home.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Bedtime Stories - February, 1938 Issue. Peter Driben Cover. Vintage Pin-up

      D.M. Publishing Co. Inc., Dover, DE 1938 - Dover, DE: D.M. Publishing Co., Inc., 1938. First edition. February, 1938 issue of "Bedtime Stories". Cover art by Peter Driben, interior art largely uncredited except for cartoons by R.C. Dell. Nude photographs; over 18 sale only. Illustrated wraps, 10" x 7", 64 pp. Bright and very well preserved. A few small spots of soil toward top of cover (see scan), light soil shadow on rear cover, otherwise really not much to point out for flaws. An exceptional example of the early pin-up / girlie pulp genre. Very good plus, maybe a bit better. Graced by a rare early Peter Driben cover, this is a scarce issue of a scarce title in a scarce genre, and is remarkably well-preserved. Unlike its sister publications of the era, the nude photographs in Bedtime Stories were not all in one central section; herein, they are scattered throughout, soft by current standards, as is the erotic fiction, somewhat off-clor jokes, and cartoons. Except for Dell's cartoons, the interior art accompanying stories and humor is uncredited, but often really rather well done, with art deco or flapper-esque appeal. Stories - almost certainly by pseudonymic authors, except for the notable Robert Leslie Bellem - include: "One Last Fling" (Mason Johns); "Beauty's Bait" (Paul Terry); "Hero By Proxy" (Claire Kennedy); "New Love For Connie" (Tome Kane); "Man Wanted!" (Don King); "Hollywood Madness" (Robert Leslie Bellem); "Birthday Present!" (Otto Nelson); "Suzanne's Dilemma" (Grace Bennett); and "He Got His Story!" (Cliff Carruth). Classic example of the genre. - Jeff Harvey L100 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/Good +. Dark orange Octavo hardcover, glossy black spine with gilt lettering, 389 pp. Top-edge dyed pale green. Stated first (American) edition. Unclipped dust jacket has original $2.75 price upper edge front flap; some nicks and several tears mainly along top edge; several tears have been taped on the inside of the dust jacket. There is a promotion quotation inside back dust jacket flap by Dorothy Canfield, who was not only a frequent correspondent of Baroness Blixen, but an author of merit, as well as a social activist, and advocate for women' rights, and a promoter of racial equality. Canfield states (on rear dj flap), in part, "...Out of Africa a book of classic imperturble simplicity....the feeling for beauty, for pain, for effort, for night and day, and animal-life wild and tame, for humanity black and white..." Blixen's most famous work, however, also known for Babette's Feast, and Seven Gothic Tales. Carl Van Vecten took several fantastic profile shots of Blixen c.1959 (Yale). Small white bookseller's sticker, The H. C. Capwell Co., at gutter inside back cover. Some toning inside front and rear covers, fountain pen gift inscription, "Bess and Peter from Martha 1938" on FFEP.

      [Bookseller: Hart's Fine Books, etc.]
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        Borgward. Das Werk Bremen-Sebaldsbrück

      Bremen: Firma Carl F.W. Borgward im Selbstverlag, ohne Jahresangabe (1938), erste und einzige Ausgabe. marmorierte Original-Kartons mit gedruckter Deckelbeschriftung, Klammerbindung, Quarto-Großformat (29,5 x 28 cm), 3 nicht nummerierte Seiten Text auf Bütten, großes Foto-Porträt des Firmengründers Carl F.W. Borgward, zweifach gefaltete Panoramaansicht des alten Werkes, 52 nicht nummerierte Seiten mit meist ganzseitigen schwarz-weißen Fotoabbildungen von Gebäuden, Maschinen, Werkshallen, Karosserien, Arbeitern, Montagebändern, Büros, Wasch- und Duschräumen, Lebensmittelausgabe, Funkraum, Unfallstation, Lehrlingswerkstatt, Mitarbeitern beim Betriebssport, Motorsport-Gruppe und NSKK.-Motorsturm 18/M 62, Klammerbindung angerostet, Einband mit drei Fuchtigkeitsflecken auf dem Vorderdeckel, rückwärtiger Deckel am oberen Rand fleckig und mit minimalen Spuren von Mäusefraß am unteren Rand, kleines Loch von einer Klammer im Vorderdeckel unten, Geleitwort Hitlers etwas stockfleckig und aus der Klammerbindung gelöst, ansonsten sauber und vollständig mit allen historischen Fotoabbildungen und Panoramaansicht des alten Werkes; 1. Festschrift anlässlich der Fertigstellung des neuen Werkes von Borgward in Bremen-Sebaldsbrück 1938 nach der Übernahme der Mehrheit des Aktienkapitals der damaligen Hansa-Lloyd-Werke, von größter Seltenheit und für uns antiquarisch anderenorts nicht nachweisbar

      [Bookseller: historicArt Antiquariat & Kunsthandlung]
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        Kinderstube mit Kind und Schiff. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1938 - 1938. Bildgrösse 46x34 cm. Rückseitig signiert und bezeichnet "Rotes Schiff 1938". Gerahmt 54x43 cm. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat]
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        Furthermore

      London - Constable, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Fifteen of Runyon's humourous stories, set around New York's Broadway. First edition. Alfred Damon Runyon (October 4, 1880 December 10, 1946) was an American newspaperman and writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. The musical Guys and Dolls was based on two Runyon stories. Runyon's writesin the present tense,ina distinctive vernacular style. With ten charmingblack and white illustrations. Copperplate inscription to front free endpaper, Gladys Brooks. Branton Park. Condition: In a cloth binding with illustrated front board and original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart with slight bumping to head and tail of spine only. Dustwrapper is protected by plastic wraps and has slight fading, chipping and closed tears. Internally, binding slightly strained in places. Bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEEDDustwrapper: VERY GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Lions and shadows

      An education in the twenties. Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, London, W.C.1, 1938. Portrait frontispiece; pp.312; sky blue cloth lettered black on spine. Slight foxing to end-papers and prelims.; otherwise a fine copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper strengthened on verso at extreme head of spine. The first binding. Woolmer 431. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        The Open Fields

      Oxford - Clarendon Press, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A study of the history and development of agriculture and holdings, from the earliest civilisations to the Domesday book, with particular emphasis on the Nottinghamshire village of Laxton. WIth numerous folding maps, as well as other illustrative plates throughout. First edition. Inscribed by the author to Mrs. H. A. L. Fisher. Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher OM, FRS, PC (21 March 1865 18 April 1940) was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. He served as President of the Board of Education in David Lloyd George's 1916 to 1922 coalition government. Fisher was also a tutor in modern history at the University of Oxford. n 1943, Operation Mincemeat, a British Intelligence operation to deceive enemy forces, undertook the invention of a false Royal Marine officer, whose body was to be dropped at sea in the hope the false intelligence it carried would be believed. As the fictitious Major Martin was to be a man of some means, he required quality underwear, but with rationing this was difficult to obtain, and the intelligence officers were unwilling to donate their own. Fisher's was obtained, and the corpse used in the deception, dressed in Fisher's quality wollen underpants, succeeded in misleading German Intelligence. Condition: In a blue cloth binding. Externally smart, with some minor shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Neat ink inscription to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright and clean, aside fromt some spotting to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1938 Annual. Fujen

      Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking, 1938 - Text in CHINESE language. Quarto, 27*19.6cm. Unpaginated. 140 pages (106 full-page photos). An extremely rare album that chronicles the development of a prestigious catholic university in old China. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chinese Art Books]
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        L'Espagne au coeur. Traduction de Louis Parrot.

      - Denoël. Collection de l'Association Internationale des Ecrivains. (Publié sous la direction littéraire de Louis Aragon) Paris 1938, in-8° broché. 61 pages. Edition originale de la traduction, 1/31 exemplaires sur vélin pur fil. Seul grand papier. Très bel exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie La Rose de Java]
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        Het boek van PTT

      Nederlandsche 1938 - Leiden, 1938, 1st, Nederlandsche . Pict wraps, 7x10, 49p, no dw, as issued. This introduction for children to the services of the Dutch Ministry of Post and Telegraph is a most wonderful example of an educational text. Zwart was a member of De Stijl, a photographer and typographer. The subject matter is completely modern homage to technology. Even the use of photographs for montage was relatively new at the time. The majority of books were still locked in the Jugenstil manner, but here was something more like the modern advertising art advocated by the Bauhaus. That the subject served an educational purpose, makes the experiment all the more interesting. Not ex-library, no internal marks, clean and tight [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cattermole 20thC Children's Books]
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        TO YOU MR CHIPS

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938. First edition, first printing. Illustrated throughout with drawings and decorations by Bip Pares printed in black and orange. 8vo, publisher?'s original orange cloth, lettered on the spine in gilt, in the original dustjacket printed in black and orange. 244pp. An unusually well preserved copy quite pleasing with just a bit of minor and even toning to the paper of the dustjacket, the cloth binding and gilt are still very bright and unfaded and near as pristine. FIRST EDITION, and a very nice copy of this copy of this follow-up to GOODBY MR. CHIPS. It contains a chapter of autobiography and a collection of Mr. Chip stories. The illustrations are a nice touch, and were not found in the American issues of the ?"Mr. Chip?" books.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        THE AFFAIR AT PALM SPRINGS.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938. - First edition. Fine, bright, copy in colorful dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and corners. Huntoon Rogers finds murder while visiting the winter home of a friend in Palm Springs, California. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS, ABAA, ILAB]
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        ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill C.H. M.P. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1938. First edition. Inscribed presentation copy from Winston Churchill to his brother and sister-in-law. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. Photographic portrait frontispiece. A very good copy, the cloth a little rubbed and faded to the extremities, the binding remaining square and tight. The half title is browned with some offsetting of the inscription from the front free endpaper and there is a little spotting to the endpapers and text block edge. An attractive copy and an excellent family association. Inscribed in black ink on the front free endpaper "To / Bertram + Nellie / from / Winston / June 1938." The recipients are Col. Bertram Henry Samuel Romilly and his wife Margaret Nellie Ogilvy née Hozier (sister of Lady Clementine Churchill).

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        Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report

      Nanping, Manchukuo: Kwantung Army, Showa 13, January-October , 1938. [in Japanese.] Landscape folio (268 × 335 mm). Contemporary black leather-grained, embossed cloth album with cord-tie at spine, hand lettered paper title and date label mounted on front cover. Tipped in at the beginning are 5 leaves of ruled ledger paper with a detailed manuscript index, page numbers lettered in red, followed by 30 leaves, mostly of thick black card stock, with a few of lighter black paper interposed, with 323 mounted original silver-gelatin photos (115 × 153 mm), many mounted on rice-paper hinges as sequential overlays to show the progress of construction work, some of these have become detached; almost all have neatly calligraphic captions in Japanese on the page, often there are inked annotations, and/or date stamps in margins of images themselves, or on verso of the hinge-mounted photos; 62 of the photos are mounted side by side, or joined together to form double-width panoramic images. Loosely inserted schedule for the Officers for the No. 9 Buntan [Division] with 18 officers and 23 NCOs overseeing the construction for the Artillery, also a small commemorative booklet dated 1931 for Japanese Navy, with a few pencil annotations and sketchy diagrams. Slightly rubbed with some more significant edgewear, one leaf neatly cut in half - evidently purposely, ?to use as reference - both parts present and complete, a few photos a little dog-eared, some detached with occasional minor creasing, but remains very good. An historically significant and fascinating album chronicling the progress of the construction of factories at Ningpo near Fuzhou for the manufacture, mixing, drying, and separation of smokeless yellow and brown gunpowder for the Imperial Japanese Kwantung Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Following their stunning victory in the Russo-Japanese War, Japan obtained control of the Kwantung Leased Area in the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria which was occupied by the Kwantung Garrison, in 1919 the Kwantung Army. A hotbed of the aggressive expansionist nationalist Imperial Way Faction, the Kwantung Army was implicated in a number of attempted coup d'états in Japan, and the manipulation of events in Manchuria, culminating in the Mukden Incident and invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Presented with a fait accompli on this scale, the Japanese Government had little choice but to back up the KA, providing reinforcements for the Pacification of Manchuria, resulting in the creation of the Japanese province of Manchukuo under the puppet emperor Puyi, but in fact ruled over by the local army commander. As over 150,000 Japanese settlers surged into Manchuria during the 1930s, the Kwantung Army expanded its sphere of operations and by the time of World War II would constitute a force of close to a million and a half men. This remarkable album documents Japanese efforts immensely to increase their munitions production for the Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). The project documented here was a vital part of the second five-year plan drawing on the vast mineral resources of the region. The photographs are without exception clear and sharp, evidently the work of a trained photographer, who has shot the various buildings from different directions, angles and heights - employing the water-tower to offer an over-view - and has carefully docketed, captioned, and mounted the images in the album in such ways as to produce a comprehensive view of development across the site, over time, a sort of improvised time-lapse montage. Beginning in February, 1938, the photos depict the stages of construction of the bleaching factory, the powder pellet factories, warehouses, military barracks, the drying factories, fuse construction and storage facilities, the mortar shell assembly area, as well as the mixing factory with the powder mixing vats. The album follows the progress of the development from the pouring of the foundations, through the erection of the scaffolding, and the specific construction methods of the full range of brick, concrete, and timber buildings, even down to the creation of the protective earthen berms around the facilities, especially the drying factories and storage warehouses. Other parts of the facility shown are the workers' dining hall, the silk bag manufacturing plant, powder storage areas, fire station, the power substation, hospital, and the front gate of the main factory, guarded by Japanese soldiers and a military police station. The rapid development of this installation at Ningpo is indicative of the scope of Japan's expansionist ambitions, and of the efficiency of her military-industrial complex. The album represents an invaluable historical resource, visually compelling, heavily documented, and comprehensively indexed to this pivotal point in Asian, and in world history, as this local conflict folded into that which was to envelop the whole globe.

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        Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress First Report. [in Japanese.]

      Nanping, Manchukuo: Kwantung Army, Showa 13, January-October 1938 - Landscape folio (268 × 335 mm). Contemporary black leather-grained, embossed cloth album with cord-tie at spine, hand lettered paper title and date label mounted on front cover. Slightly rubbed with some more significant edgewear, one leaf neatly cut in half - evidently purposely, ?to use as reference - both parts present and complete, a few photos a little dog-eared, some detached with occasional minor creasing, but remains very good. Tipped in at the beginning are 5 leaves of ruled ledger paper with a detailed manuscript index, page numbers lettered in red, followed by 30 leaves, mostly of thick black card stock, with a few of lighter black paper interposed, with 323 mounted original silver-gelatin photos (115 × 153 mm), many mounted on rice-paper hinges as sequential overlays to show the progress of construction work, some of these have become detached; almost all have neatly calligraphic captions in Japanese on the page, often there are inked annotations, and/or date stamps in margins of images themselves, or on verso of the hinge-mounted photos; 62 of the photos are mounted side by side, or joined together to form double-width panoramic images. Loosely inserted schedule for the Officers for the No. 9 Buntan [Division] with 18 officers and 23 NCOs overseeing the construction for the Artillery, also a small commemorative booklet dated 1931 for Japanese Navy, with a few pencil annotations and sketchy diagrams. An historically significant and fascinating album chronicling the progress of the construction of factories at Ningpo near Fuzhou for the manufacture, mixing, drying, and separation of smokeless yellow and brown gunpowder for the Imperial Japanese Kwantung Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Following their stunning victory in the Russo-Japanese War, Japan obtained control of the Kwantung Leased Area in the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria which was occupied by the Kwantung Garrison, in 1919 the Kwantung Army. A hotbed of the aggressive expansionist nationalist Imperial Way Faction, the Kwantung Army was implicated in a number of attempted coup d'états in Japan, and the manipulation of events in Manchuria, culminating in the Mukden Incident and invasion of Manchuria in 1931. Presented with a fait accompli on this scale, the Japanese Government had little choice but to back up the KA, providing reinforcements for the Pacification of Manchuria, resulting in the creation of the Japanese province of Manchukuo under the puppet emperor Puyi, but in fact ruled over by the local army commander. As over 150,000 Japanese settlers surged into Manchuria during the 1930s, the Kwantung Army expanded its sphere of operations and by the time of World War II would constitute a force of close to a million and a half men. This remarkable album documents Japanese efforts immensely to increase their munitions production for the Sino-Japanese War (1937-45). The project documented here was a vital part of the second five-year plan drawing on the vast mineral resources of the region. The photographs are without exception clear and sharp, evidently the work of a trained photographer, who has shot the various buildings from different directions, angles and heights - employing the water-tower to offer an over-view - and has carefully docketed, captioned, and mounted the images in the album in such ways as to produce a comprehensive view of development across the site, over time, a sort of improvised time-lapse montage. Beginning in February, 1938, the photos depict the stages of construction of the bleaching factory, the powder pellet factories, warehouses, military barracks, the drying factories, fuse construction and storage facilities, the mortar shell assembly area, as well as the mixing factory with the powder mixing vats. The album follows the progress of the development from the pouring of the foundations, through the erection of the scaffolding, and the specific construction methods of the full range of brick, concrete, and timber b

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        VERVE. An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume one, Numbers three and four

      Paris: Verve. 1938 / 1939. A unique copy. Folio. (14.1 x 10.4 inches). Two issues bound in one hard back volume. Fully illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings and photographs. Containing original full lithographs by Chagall, Miro, Rattner, Klee, Matisse & Derain. The two issues have been bound into one hardbound volume and the binding beautifully hand painted to the upper cover and spine, in acrylic and oils by the noted Neo-Expressionist American painter Gaylen Hansen. Condition is very good, with some rubbing and wear to the edges. Together with a fine hardback copy of the fully illustrated book issued in 2007 to accompany the retrospective exhibition 'Gaylen Hansen: Three decades of Paintings' at the Seattle Art Museum (October 2007 - January 2008) and Salt Lake City Art Center (February - April 2008).

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Death of the Heart

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With the dust jacket. Edges foxed, lower tip bumped, boards spotted; a very good copy in the jacket that has sunned spine and edges, and a little foxing to rear flap. First edition, first impression. Published in the US later the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their ink stamp to the half-title.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Silver Princess in Oz

      Chicago: Reilly and Lee Co.. (1938). First. First edition, first state, in a second state dustwrapper. Turquoise cloth (one of several variants, with no established priority). Illustrated by John R. Neill. A little foxing in the gutters, and a small paper remnant adhered to the front board from the inside of the jacket, else a bright and attractive, near fine copy in a nice, near fine dustwrapper (with $1.50 price intact). Hanff and Greene pg. 102-3. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The culture of organs

      With 38 plates. Original cloth, gilt; with a signature dated New York City, 1973 on the end paper. An extremely fine copy. First edition. This work describes the experimental program for the cultivation of whole organs devised by Carrel (1873-1944) and the celebrated aviator Charles Lindbergh (b. 1902). Lindbergh?'s pump enabled Carrel to keep the excised thyroid and kidney functioning, and led to apparatus now in use in heart surgery, etc. Carrel was awarded the 1912 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on preserving tissues. This book has now become very scarce.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        Red Funnel Stuff for 1938: The story of the well-known Red Funnel steamers whose home for the past seventy years has been Southampton

      Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.,, 1938. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Paperback; English language; a worn but readable copy; covers clean and bright but torn towards spine at hinge; taped at hinge; spine faded; binding firm; inside pages clean and bright. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        W.C. HANDY'S COLLECTION OF NEGRO SPIRITUALS

      HANDY, W.C. W.C. HANDY'S COLLECTION OF NEGRO SPIRITUALS. NY: Handy Brothers Music Co. Inc., [1938]. Small quarto: printed wraps. First Edition. A collection of 32 Negro spirituals with an interesting association between two prominent African-Americans. Signed presentation from Handy on the title page: "To Editor New Age Dispatch, very good wishes, W.C. Handy, 10-6-38." The New Age Dispatch was a Los Angeles-based African-American newspaper whose editor and founder was Frederick Madison Roberts. Roberts is a direct descendant of Thomas Jefferson and his slave/mistress Sally Hemings. Information now reveals that Jefferson's 38-year relationship with Hemings produced seven chidlren, of which two died in infancy. Frederick Madison Roberts was apparently a direct descendant of one of these surviving children. Roberts was the first black man to be elected to the California State Assembly and served from 1918 to 1936. He founded the New Age Dispatch newspaper, became a friend of Earl Warren's, and helped found the University of California at Los Angeles. Very Good condition (little soil covers). A nice association copy!! $750.00.

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Styrsky a Toyen.

      Prag: Frantisek Borovy 1938 - Erste große Monographie über zwei wichtigste tschechische Surrealisten, Jindrich Styrsky (1899-1942) u. Toyen (1902-1980), mit Vorwort u. Gedicht von Vitezslav Nezval u. Epilog von Karel Teige. Fotografien der Künstler von Man Ray u. Josef Sudek. OBrosch. im o. Umschlag nach Vorschlag von Toyen, 200 Seiten, 21x30 cm; , mit 180 schwarzweißen Reproduktionen; in sehr gutem Zustand, Umschlag leicht gerissen u. vergilbt von der Sonne, vornehmlich am Rücken, Einband gelockt, aber Buchblock hält zusammen. This first major monograph on two of the most important Czech surrealists: Jindrich Styrsky (1899-1942) and Toyen (1902-1980). With introduction and poems by Vitezslav Nezval. Epilogue by Karel Teige. The photo of artists by Man Ray and Josef Sudek. Original wrappers designed by Toyen, With 180 black-and-white reproductions. Soft cover with original wrappers, 200 pages, 21 x 30 cm, Very good condition, wrappers slightly torn and sunned especially at the spin, loose binding; see photo. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte, teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: cs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Valentinska]
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        Bibliographie zur Geschichte der Jugendfrage. Band I: 1750-1848 (alles erschienene)

      - Hanseatische Verlagsanstalt, Hamburg, 1938. X/267 S., Ln. (Vorsatz etwas stockfl.)

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        West Of The Rio Grande

      Sampson Low, 1938. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback; English language; Acceptable jacket; good condition; light tanning to edges of inside pages; covers firm and bright; dust jacket tanned at spine with light staining. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Rebecca.

      London: Victor Gollancz 1938 - First edition. 8vo. 446 pp. Recently rebound in black full morocco, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels and decorated to the others, all edges gilt. An excellent copy.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        THE CASE OF THE SUBSTITUTE FACE (Intimate Presentation Copy of the First Edition)

      New York: William Morrow, 1938. Gardner, Erle Stanley. THE CASE OF THE SUBSTITUTE FACE. New York: William Morrow, 1938. First Edition, first printing. A Near Fine copy (covers slightly white-spotted, probably originating from contact with the dust jacket & front endpapers a little browned) in a NEAR FINE unrestored and unrepaired ORIGINAL PRICED ($2.00) DUST JACKET. The DJ has only minor wear to the extremities, the red back panel is entirely unfaded. PRESENTATION COPY WITH AN EXCELLENT INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR on the front-free endpaper in the year of publication: "To Tee/who has a gift for putting stuff on paper and the thoughts to go with it/with love from Erle." On the facing paste-down, Gardner has written out his name in full and dated it: "Erle Stanley Gardner/ May 1938." Tee Rose, a young writer from San Francisco, became a lifelong friend of ESG and she usually received Gardner's latest book in the mail immediately upon its publication. We have in stock quite a few of his presentation copies to her dating from 1934 to the early 1960s. THE CASE OF THE SUBSTITUTE FACE is the 12th in Gardner's Perry Mason series. During a dark and stormy night aboard ship, a man goes missing. A portrait photograph is mysteriously changed out of a frame. Mason must solve the mystery to save a life. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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        La Metamorfosis

      Buenos Aires: Editorial Losada,, 1938. Octavo. Original orange boards, spine and front board lettered in black, patterned endpapers, top edge orange. Spine faded, boards a little bowed, occasional minor foxing. An excellent copy. First edition in Spanish, translated and with a preface by Jorges Luis Borges. Kafka's masterpiece, which was originally published in the German magazine Die Weißen Blätter in October 1915, under the title Die Verwandlung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Praise and Happinesse of the Countrie-Life. Written originally in Spanish . Put into English by H. Vaughan, Silurist. Reprinted from the edition of 1651

      Newtown, Wales: Printed by James Wardrop at the Gregynog Press, 1938 - A little gem of a book, one of the most charming of the Gregynog's books, with exquisite engravings by Stone (GREGYNOG PRESS) No. 81 of 400 copies. 12mo. With 7 wood-engravings by Reynolds Stone. Quarter red-morocco over olive-green paper over boards, wood-engraved title label on upper cover, by the Gregynog Press Bindery. Harrop 39 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Bulldog Drummond on Dartmoor

      London: Hodder & Stoughton,, 1938. A Novel, based on a story by Sapper. Octavo. Original pale blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in black, blue endpapers. With the dust jacket. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown and ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine gently rolled; a really excellent copy in the jacket that has a slightly faded spine. First edition, first impression. The eleventh Drummond novel, and the first written by Fairlie, who continued the series after the death of its originator, H. C. McNeile, who published under his pen name Sapper.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Sister Eileen

      Published by Chatto & Windus Ltd, 42 William IV Street, London First Edition UK . London 1938. - First UK edition hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta and cream cloth covers, terracotta and cream title and author lettering to the spine, plum dyed upper edges. 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 200 printed pages of text. Superficial wear to the covers, fore and lower edges age darkened, faded ink message to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with 20 mm v-shaped piece of paper missing to the lower front gutter, rubs to the corners and spine ends, not price clipped 5s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. AMERICAN LITERATURE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        La maison de la peur. Preface et illustrations de Max Ernst.

      Paris, Collection "Un Divertissement" (H. Parisot) 1938.. 8°. 12 n.n. S. mit 3 ganzseitigen Collagen von Max Ernst. Originalbroschur.. "Quatrieme cahier de la Collection Un Divertissement". - Bolliger 7, 533. - Hugues-Poupard 15. - Originalausgabe. Gedruck in 120 Exemplaren, hier eines der 100 auf "Papier Le Roy Louis teinte Champagne". Mit dem Vorwort "Loplop presente la Mariee du Vent" von Max Ernst. Eine der seltensten Collagepublikationen des Künstlers. Broschurumschlag leicht gebräunt. "Quatrieme cahier de la Collection Un Divertissement". - Bolliger 7, 533. - Hugues-Poupard 15. - Edition originale. Imprime en 120 exemplaires. Celui-ci est un des 100 exemplaires en "Papier Le Roy Louis teinte Champagne". Avec la preface "Loplop presente la Mariee du Vent" de Max Ernst. Une des plus rares publications- collages de l'artiste. Couverture de la brochure legerement brunie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Thierstein]
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        Heil Hebrew! A Gentile Salute

      Louisville: The Alliance Press, 1938. Original red felt wraps, the front wrap gilt-lettered, a small chip to the rear wrap, light wear, else a very good copy; 91 pages Louis Brandeis's copy, the presentation on the front blank--"To Hon. Louis D. Brandeis / with deepest / respect and esteem / James E. Dunne / December 1938", dated the same month as Brandeis noted "[t]he rising indignation over Hitler's atrocities

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Figure Away

      London: The Crime Club,, 1938. Octavo. Original orange cloth, spine lettered in black, top edge black. With the dust jacket. Contents somewhat foxed; a very good copy in the bright jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First UK edition, colonial issue. Originally published in the US the preceding year. The tenth Asey Mayo mystery.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Being Geniuses Together

      London: Secker and Warburg. (1938). First. First edition. A slight bump to the foredge, a near fine copy lacking the dustwrapper. Important memoir by a Zelig-like American expatriate author and publisher who was at the center of the flowering of the Lost Generation. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        BEING GENIUSES TOGETHER: An Autobiography

      London:: Secker & Warburg. (1938). First edition. The publisher of the Contact Press and expatriate's memoirs, which were not republished in the U.S. until 1968. A scarce book of the 1920's in Paris by one of the key players. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small name and date (1944) on front endpaper, page edges show aging and minor wear on corners and spine ends, otherwise very good in a worn and aged but about complete, price-clipped dust jacket with chips on corners and one at top of front panel, none affecting lettering. Tape repair on back and one on front along hinge.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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