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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: J. B. Savage Co., 1938. First Edition. First Printing. Limited to 1,000 copies, this copy is out of series. Second state with plain end papers and disclaimer on the rear paste down. In Very Good condition with light edge wear and soiling and light scuffing. Ding to top edge of boards. Former owner name written small on front paste down. One of only 1,000 copies.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Verzameld Werk I-III.

      Amsterdam/ Bilthoven, Querido/ De Gemeenschap, 1938. Drie delen. Verguld zwart marokijn. Kop verguld. Onafgesneden. (2), 192; 280; 288 p. 1e druk. Voorste schutbladen verwijderd.* Prachtige luxe set VW, gedrukt op geschept papier van Van Gelder en gebonden in heelmarokijn, in een oplage van 25 ongenummerde exemplaren. Deel I (Poëzie) heeft bovendien een fraaie, literair-historisch belangrijke, handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur aan Jan en Aty Greshoff: 'voor Jan en Aty,/ bij hun vertrek naar/ Kaap de Goede Hoop,/ ter herinnering aan/ vele jaren van/ vriendschap./ Henny/ Brussel, IV. '39'. De delen II (Proza) en III (Critisch Proza) zijn gesigneerd door de auteur op de Franse titel, wat zeker niet bij alle luxe-exemplaren is gebeurd.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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        A NEW SONG


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      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". Bumping and wear to spine and corners; chipping along cover edges. Damage to base of spine; some 'chewing' of cloth to bottom corner of spine. Belongs to box has inscription in ink. Foxing. Still very good for its age! [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        Baustelle Erneuerung der Düsenanlage am Kochemer Tunnel. - [Privates Fotoalbum von 1938]. -

      1938. Fotoalbum, 25 Bll. mit 99 montierten Fotos im Format 9 x 6 cm, Lnbd., Schnurbindung, 18,5 x 27 cm (quer). Privates Fotoalbum des Bauleiters (?) Pentzin. Die 99 Fotos dokumentieren die Fortschritte auf der Baustelle vom Beginn der Sanierung der Entlüftungstechnik am 20. April 1938 bis zum Ende der Arbeiten am 3. November 1938. Alle Fotos tragen teils mehrzeilige handschriftliche Legenden. Die Fotos sind kontrastreich und von guter handwerklicher Qualität (sowohl die Außen-, als auch die Innenansichten). - Die Seidenhemdchen teils etwas eselsohrig und mit Knicken. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Laughter in the Dark

      New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company,, 1938. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First US edition, in the second state brown cloth. Originally serialised in the literary journal Sovremennye Zapiski in 1932 under the Russian title ?????? ???????, the novel was first published in English as Camera Obscura in 1936. However, Nabokov was so displeased with the translation that he undertook his own, republishing it as Laughter in the Dark.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1939 Through November/December1938

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1938, Half Leather, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office at Hope; 3 pages re: 'Up-to-the-minute' phone system for Vancouver's city hall; Article and photo of J.C. (Joe) Armstrong, founder of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Hope Joins our Phone System; 3 page article with photos re: The Jeffrees and the Pendrays - telephone pioneers in Victoria; The Birthplace of the Telephone - 2 page article; Employee sales plan resutls; Table of number of phone sets per B.C. community, January 1, 1937; The McMicking Family Tradition - 3 pages with photos; Roland (Sam) Nosworthy; North Vancouver Phones to Llanerchymedd; E.J. Haughton of Victoria; Linemen best Coquihalla avalanches; Lloyd Purdy; Peter McNeish; 'Thank-you' replaces repetition of numbers in Vancouver; George H. Halse, former CEO, passes away - 3 pages with photos; Cavalsky's Store was Nanaimo's first telephone office - 2 pages with photos; E. Purcell Johnston; Fire sweeps the Vancouver Sun - 2 pages; Harry Wilson; Great photo of construction men in front of Nanaimo phone office 25 years ago; 1886 fire leaves the Janes family home as Vancouver's telephone office - with photo; Robert Daniel Davies; We can telephone to China!; Life as a Vancouver operator; Low rates for Long-Distance calls Sundays and every night - with full-page rate sheet; Service to Britannia and Texada; Mrs. George Pittendrigh - Vancouver's first Toll Operator; PNE parade float cover photo; Service to Alaska now available; Operators rally to relieve load during Marpole fire; Edmund Esson; Juanita Booth, Seymour chief operator; James Cummins of Victoria - pioneer phone man; Newcastle Island picnic; Flat Rate Telephone Service for Greater Vancouver - 4 pages with photos; Dominion phone organization meets at Minaki Lodge; We can now talk to Haiti; "Operator, Get Me to the Police!" - 3 pages with photos; Anchor fouls North Vancouver cable; Engineers 'see' by phone during construction of new Pattullo Bridge, with photo; Photo of the London international switchboard - heart of the world telephone network; Ocean Falls and Edinburgh linked; Vancouver's phone directory - with photos; Vancouver can now 'magic carpet' from Vancouver to Bagdad; T. Percy Waters; Ten Years of Transoceanic Telephone Service, with photos; B.C. ship-to-shore service now available on commercial basis; Voices under the sea, by Al Miller; Reginald H. Milner; Pioneer James Cowherd; Submarine link with Britannia - 4 page article with photos; New Whytecliff office; Alfred Crickmay and his brothers; Development of the phone in B.C., by James Hamilton, V.P.; Operators used to need great memories - 2 page article with great Victorian-era operating room photo; Zeballos and Alert bay join phone system - article and photos; Prince Rupert centre of new radiotelephone network; Police session told of proposed teletype network; First call from Atlantic ship to Vancouver; Radio hams in our company; Newcastle Island picnic; Miss Almina Eligh; West Van exchange now includes Whytecliff; PNE float details and photos; F.C. Patterson retires, replaced by C.C. Simpson; Two submarine cables severed by Pier D Fire - with photos and text; Ship-to-shore demonstration on CJOR radio; Vancouver's telephone system will be converted to dial; C.A. (Charlie) Price; Frank C. Paterson; Beware of the common cold; Vancouver toll room enlarged; Back cover advertisement for the handy hang-up monophone; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact.

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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      Scribner's - First edition, 1938. Book very good, except for slight edgewear, slight staining near bottom and vertical edge of back, some discoloration on end-papers and last page. DJ good, with small pieces missing at top of spine, tail of spine, top of front flap, very small piece missing at near top corner of back, some twenty-five pieces of tape inside DJ, tearing and creasing along bends, small piece missing near bottom corner of front, slight scratching on back, slight discoloration on spine, flaps, and inside DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Code of the Woosters

      Doubleday Doran 1938 - [As per McIlvaine: A60a. Published: 7 October 1938. First Edition]. Book is in very good condition. Dust jacket protected with Mylar. All of our jackets are original dust jackets. ENGRAVER'S PROOF dust jacket. Minor wear to the dust jacket. Minor wear to the covers and spine. Foxing on the endpapers. Pages are jagged. Please see our other P. G. Wodehouse Listings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CKR Inc.]
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        LA DIFESA DELLA RAZZA - 1938 - 1941 - interessante lotto delle prime quattro annate complete.. - , Roma, Tumminelli arti grafiche, 1938

      Tutti i fascicoli SCIOLTI ( 23,5 x 30,5 . pp. 48 - 60 cadauno) sono in buone condizioni ). Famoso periodico quindicinale diretto da Telesio Interlandi (Chiaramonte Gulfi RG 1894 â?? Roma 1965). Tra i collaboratori, oltre alla squadra dei siciliani vicina al direttore, ci furono medici, antropologi, zoologi, politici, letterati. La collezione che presentiamo, ormai assai rara, è oggi una importante e significativa documentazione storica, pur discussa e discutibile - rimossa e controversa, essendo stata il "Manifesto" della politica razziale antisemita dell'epoca. ANNO PRIMO - 1938 - dal n. 1 del 05.08.1938 al n. 6 del 20.12.1938 ANNO II - 1938 - 39 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1938 al n. 24 del 20.10.1939 ANNO III - 1939 - 40 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1939 al n. 24 del 20.10.1940 ANNO IV - 1940 - 41 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1940 al n. 24 del 20.12.1941 L'IMPORTANTE LOTTO NON DIVISIBILE VIENE OFFERTO A

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        Three Guineas

      London: Hogarth Press. 1938. First. First edition. A bookplate, contemporary gift inscription, and some foxing, very good in very good, Vanessa Bell-illustrated dustwrapper with small chips and tears. A handsome copy. .

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

      New York: Random House, 1938. First American Edition, First Printing. Fine, in a Fine original dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. Faint soiling to bottom edge of page block. The dust jacket has a tiny hole along the fold of the front flap, two tiny areas of abrasion to the spine panel, and three tiny stains and faint rubbing to the rear panel. A very lovely copy in a beautiful dust jacket, with none of the usual sunning present to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les songes et les sorts.

      Grasset 1938 - - Grasset, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 10 pur fil. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Wall-Paintings of India, Central Asia and Ceylon

      The Merrymount Press, Boston 1938 - Number 22 of a 500 copy Limited Edition. VERY GOOD+. Folding portfolio with softcover book plus the complete set of 30 loose color plates. The book provides a Comparative Study by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. with a Foreword by A. Townshend Johnson, an essay "The Nature of Buddhist Art" by Ananda K, Coomaraswamy, 6 black and white photographic plates, and descriptions of the sources for each of the color plates. It contains the hand-numbered limitation page. The color plates were rendered by F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr. Image areas measure approximately 10 x 7-1/4". Plates are clean, bright and near fine. They are lightly edge toned (Plate 1 slightly darker); toning affects a narrow strip of outer margins only, not close to the artwork. The folio-sized book is bound in a gray paper wrapper, titled on front in black. Text has faint marginal toning with minor dampstain at top edge at gutter but pages are otherwise clean and fine , totally unmarked. Wrapper lightly toned along spine and there is an indentation and rust residue from paperclip (now removed) at top front edge; binding is sturdy and secure, no creasing to spine. Book and plates are encased in a folding portfolio of gray cloth over boards with red orange cloth spine strip, red orange lettering and cloth ties. The inside of the front panel is lined with a black and white reproduction of medieval map of the Eastern hemisphere, centered on the Indian Ocean. Portfolio is lightly soiled/age-darkened, cloth at foot of spine frayed; remains of what appears to have been a white paper label at bottom of back board, a bit on bottom edge for front board, can be removed. Scarce. Book is 11 x 14"; xiv + 94 pages. 30 loose color plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE STONEWARE MONKEY A Thorndyke Mystery

      Hodder & Stoughton 1938 - First edition. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and blue dustwrapper. A very good copy indeed in a very good dustwrapper, which has a few scuffed patches. Black and white photographic frontispiece. A Dr Thorndyke story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Aeronautica Italiana nell'Immagine: 1487 - 1875

      Milano: Museo Caproni; Edizioni D'Arte Emilio Bestetti, 1938. First Edition. Vellum and Decorated Cloth. Very Good Plus. Elephant Folio - over 15. Book. Printed in an edition of 600, of which only 100 were for sale to the public. Large folio, 16 by 12.5 inches, (vi), iv, 88 pp, followed by 174 leaves of illustration, (2) then pages 89 to 184 + (2) pp. A pictorial history and bibliography of images of the history of Italian aeronautics from Leonardo da Vinci to Enrico Forlanini. Extensively illustrated with over 174 black and white and color illustrations. Light soilage to Vellum spine and decorated board which has splendid illustration of a balloon. Light shelfwear on lower edges and corner. Minor foxing to fore edge. Loosely inserted is a commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus. Interior tight, clean and spectacular. VG Plus.

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        Thoroughbred Racing Stock and its ancestors. The authentic origin of pure blood. . With a history of the Thoroughbred racehorse and the horses of the East and West.

      1938 1938 - London (1938). Thick 4to. Or.full buckram. Gilt. (covers and edges soiled). In slip-case. (476pp.). With 21 full-page col. plates, 38 8 b/w plates, text-illusts., a fold. map at end, and errata-slip. 1st ed. Complete and extremely rare. Some assoc. newspaper cu ttings laid down on preliminary leaves. Copy from the Wigan Free Public Library with some library markings. NOTE: The standard authoritative work on the subject.

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        Love Counts Ten

      Obelisk Press, 1938, Softcover, Book Condition: Very GoodSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. "A sensational story of the night haunts of a great city." Copyright pages states "First published December 1938." This softcover's pages remain uncut at the top edge and on the fore-edge. It appears never to have been read; although, the spine is creased down the middle. The pages are yellowing, and the inside of the front wrap is foxed. The fore-edge of the text-block is rough-trimmed and has some dirt spots. The front wrap with orange title remains bright, with only a hint of rubbing and darkening toward the edges. The spine and back wrap are yellowed. The book bends slightly upward at the bottom corner. Bumping to edges, corners, and spine ends. Please contact us for photos or further information about the book. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 009273.

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        [Screenplay]: Man About Town

      (Los Angeles): Paramount Pictures. 1938. Screenplay. Stapled and mimeographed sheets. 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 would-be girlfriend Lamour jealous, was directed by Mark Sandrich, and written by Morrie Ryskind. A very nice collection of signatures, and certainly seldom found together. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        If I Die Before I Wake

      New York: Simon and Schuster. 1938. First. First edition. Very slight rubbing to the lettering at the base of the spine, else a fine and bright copy lacking the dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: "To Frieda L. Smith - a grand person and a real booster. Sherwood King. May 1938." .

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        ?I am of the opinion it is just a racket ? find out about it ? so I can tell these Senators the truth about it.?

      "Typed Letter Signed ?Harry? as U.S. Senator, one page, 8? x 10.5?. Washington, D.C., April 8, 1938. To his friend John W. Snyder, Manager, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, St. Louis. Two double file holes in upper edge. Fine condition.In full, ?There is a gentleman by the name of Cyril Clemens in Webster Groves, Missouri, who claims to be President of the International Mark Twain Society. He has written several Senators and Representatives in an endeavor to get them to accept an honorary membership. Several of them have asked me about him, and I am of the opinion it is just a racket. If it is not too much trouble for you to find out about it I will appreciate it so I can tell these Senators the truth about it.?Snyder, who later served as Truman?s Secretary of the Treasury, has handwritten notes in the blank areas at the perimeter of Truman?s letter: ?2nd Cousin,? ?no public criticism on fund solicitation,? ?Sept 1st,? P.G. Wodehouse,? ?Stanley Baldwin / V.P. {Mussolini / Hon. Pres,? ?pub. Mark Twain Quarterly /1923 / making talks & writing articles on Mark Twain,? ?Senator Clark.?Present is Snyder?s retained April 11, 1938, carbon reply to Truman; his typist misspells ?Clemens? as ?Clements? throughout.In full, ?In connection with your letter of April 8th, I have found that Mr. Cyril Clements, Webster Groves, Missouri, is a second cousin of the illustrious Mark Twain, and that he is the President of the International Mark Twain Society. I have checked with the Better Business Bureau, and several individuals, and find that Mr. Clements is honest and of good moral character. He has been making a living in recent years by giving talks and writing articles on Mark Twain.?The International Mark Twain Society is organized for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clements). The society publishes a quarterly under the name of ?Mark Twain Quarterly? which is distributed to the members of the society. There has been no criticism on the methods used for fund solicitation, and apparently the honorary membership does not entail any subscription or obligation of any sort. The stationery of the society used in 1936 shows the names of Senator Harry S. Truman, and Senator Bennett C. Clark [Missouri?s two U.S. Senators] as honorary members.?There was some dissention among prominent European personages who were invited to accept honorary membership due to the fact that Mussolini had been named ad Honorary President of the society for Europe. Honorable Stanley Baldwin [British Prime Minister], however, is listed as Honorary Vice President of Europe. From all the information gathered it appears that no harm would come to any one accepting honorary membership, and their association with the society might prove of value in perpetuating the name of a deserving American writer. Mr. Cyril Clements is apparently living in the reflected glory of his cousin, but at the same time is doing a splendid piece of work in gathering items of history connected with the writings of Mark Twain. If there is any further information that you desire in this connection I shall be glad to investigate the society further for you.?In 1939, Cyril Clemens (1902-1999) wrote a popular biography, ?My Cousin Mark Twain,? followed by ?The Man from Missouri: A Biography of Harry S. Truman? in 1945. Clemens? ?Mark Twain and Harry S. Truman? was published in 1950 by the International Mark Twain Society, Webster Groves, Missouri. The Foreword was written by Louis Johnson, Truman?s Secretary of Defense (1949-1950). Clemens founded the International Mark Twain Society in 1930 and edited the ?Mark Twain Quarterly? which later became the ?Mark Twain Journal,? from 1936-1982."

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        Die Liebesinsel. Komödie in fünf Akten.

      Prag, Verlag Neumann & Co., 1938.. Gr.-8°. 140,(4) S., Abbildungen. Orig.-Pappband.. Sternfeld/Tiedemann 277. - 'Diese Vorzugsausgabe erscheint in 200 Exemplaren nur für Subskribenten und kommt nicht in den Handel'. - Das Buch ist eine im Prager Exil verfaßte Satire gegen Hitler und den Nationalsozialismus mit zahlreichen Karikaturen von 'Bert'. - Einband berieben; Ecken und Kanten bestoßen; Außengelenke gering angeplatzt; Rücken etwas aufgehellt; Innengelenk angeplatzt, dadurch der Buchblock etwas gelockert; ansonsten schönes, unbeschnittenes Exemplar.

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        Mr. Moto is So Sorry

      Little Brown, Boston 1938 - First Edition. Third in Marquand’s Moto series, in which the Japanese secret agent plays dangerous war games with a young American. Peter Lorre starred as the devious Mr. Moto in eight popular films from 1937 to 1939. Near fine in lovely bright dustjacket with some professional restoration and about fine as such. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thron der Götter [The Throne of the Gods]. Erlebnisse der ersten Schweizerischen Himalaya-Expedition.

      Morgaten Zurich 1938 - [First edition]. 8vo (24 x 17 cms), pp.270, one loose folding coloured map attached at rear, 2 folding panoramas, 220 photographic illustrations, numerous illustrations in text, bookplate and signature of Professor Dyhrenfurth on front pastedown, presentation and signature by both authors on front free endpaper, publisher's grey cloth, title printed on spine and upper cover; a mint copy. This volume contains an account of the first Swiss expedition to the Kumaon Himalayas led by the authors. Though the object of the expedition was chiefly geological, the two men still managed to climb several high summits on the Nepal-Tibet border. This copy was presented to Norman Dyhrenfurth, a swiss born mountaineer, who led the first American expedition to climb Everest in 1963. A "superbly illustrated" scientific work. Neate H69; Yakushi H219. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Too Many Cooks

      New York: Farrar & Rinehart, [1938]. First edition. 8vo. . Red cloth stamped in black. Fine copy in a slightly worn and creased dust jacket, with one small perforation at top of spine (bottom half of the "C" in "Cooks")lost, slight rubbing at edges, but unchipped and quite bright

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      The Cuala Pres, Dublin, 1938, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st EditionFirst Edition, limited to 450 copes, this one signed by the printer and publisher Elizabeth Corbet Yeats at the base of the limitation leaf and dated a month after publication. 8vo. 38pp + [v] musical score. Linen-backed paper boards lettered in black and spine and with slightly tanned paper spine label, the printing just a fraction defective on several partial letters. Title page wood cut by T.Sturge Moore. Crease to top corners of both boards and backstrip lightly discoloured, yet a lovely bright copy internally but lacking the unprinted protector. Thirty-five poems plus the musical scores to accompany five of them. Wade 197. Most uncommon with Elizabeth Yeats' signature.

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        Tribute to Ballet, in poems by... and pictures by Edward Seago

      London (1938). . Limited edition, no. 43 of 100 copies signed by both Masefield and Seago, 4to, 72 pp, 12 coloured plates tipped in with captioned tissues plus 4 drawings and 14 black and white illustrations, small label to foot of paste down, original green quarter morocco, t.e.g., white buckram sides, some slight discolouration to spine else a fine copy in the original slipcase. Handley-Taylor p62.

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      Oxford University Press, New York 1938 - Tudor, Tasha. PUMPKIN MOONSHINE. New York: Oxford University Press, (1938). First edition, first printing. 32mo - 4" x 4-3/4". Blue polka dot printed cloth covers in wonderful condition. Pictorial endpapers and title page. [44]pp. 17 full page color illustrations, vignettes in the text, large color initials at the head of each text page, calligraphic text all written and illustrated by Tudor and in wonderful condition. Front pastedown ownership panel neatly inscribed with owner's name and dated Halloween 1943. Scarce priced dust wrapper in bright, clean and fresh condition with two short (3/16") closed tears at the lower rear panel. The condition of the book is FINE. The condition of the dust wrapper is NEAR FINE. Most likely the best copy to be found. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        America: Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir

      London, G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd, 1938, Hardback, 1st U.K. EditionA near fine copy in the publisher's original title-blocked, wine cloth. A particularly well preserved copy; tight, bright, clean and sharp cornered. Copies in this condition are extremely scarce. All books fully on approval. ; 300 pages

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        MASKS OF THE SEVEN DWARFS AND SNOW WHITE (code number 990)

      Whitman Publishing Co, Racine 1938 - Disney, Walt. MASKS OF THE SEVEN DWARFS (code number 990). Racine: Whitman Publishing Co, 1938. First edition. Square 4to - 10-13/16" x 10-1/2". Book is staple bound and consists of eight stiff paper sheets with full color punch-out masks of all Seven Dwarfs and Snow White. The book is complete and uncut. There is an area of darkening on the right edge of the front wrapper that goes from the top right corner down about five inches and in about 1/2". This darkening is confined to the margin of the front wrapper of the book and does not effect any of the masks in any way. This is a very rare Disney item in wonderful original condition. The condition of this book is FINE. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914 - 1918 - Three Volume Set (Volume 1 - Gallipoli, Palestine and New Guinea, Volume II - The Western Front, Volume III - Problems and Services)

      Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Good+, Dust Jacket Condition: No JacketSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, General wear to boards. Previous owners name to endpapers in all volumes.Volume I = Second edition, 1938 - 873 pages with 228 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs.Volume II = Published 1940 - 1010 pages with 212 b/w illustrations, maps and graphs.Volume III = Published 1943 - 1103 pages with 85 b/w illustrations, graphs and maps. Heavy set (over 4kg) please ask for postage quote.

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        T. E. Lawrence to his biographer,Robert Graves [&] T. E. Lawrence to his biographer, Liddell Hart. Two volumes in slipcase. Information about himself, in the form of letters, notes and answers to questions, edited with a critical commentary

      London: Faber and Faber. Very Good with no dust jacket. (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. Owner's signature on front free endpaper of each volume. Fading to cloth spines. Slight staining to cloth spines. Some rubbing and moderate small stains to cloth slipcase. ; Two volumes in slipcase. Each volume is number 262 of an edition of 1000 copies, of which 500 were printed for Great Britain. The Graves volume is signed buy Robert Graves and the Liddell Hart volume is signed by Liddell Hart. Graves volume: ix, (1), 187 pages + frontis. Red buckram cloth. Liddell Hart volume: viii, (2), 233 pages + frontis. Grey buckram cloth.; 8vo .

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        Movie Humor - January, 1938 Issue. George Quintana Good Girl Cover art, "A Toot Timer". With "Special Silk Stocking Section"

      New York: Ultem Publications, Inc., 1938 New York: Ultem Publications, Inc., 1938. January, 1938 Issue, Volume 4, No. 6. "Good Girl" pin-up cover art by George Quintana, "A Toot Timer", signed by Quintana in the cover illustration as well. Contents are illustrated from photographs. Quarto, illustrated stapled wraps, 66 pp. About Near Fine. Not much cover toning at all, but a moderate amount of soil (see scans); interior text block pages show marginal age-toning. Tiny amount of damage at the bottom of the spine, though the spine is complete. See scans. A high grade Very Good Plus to About Near Fine, unusual in this fragile and inexpensively produced line of publication. A scarce and iconic issue from the pin-up pulp world of the 1930's, the covers of which, when executed by the likes of George Quintana, Enoch Bolles and Earle Bergey, would currently be dubbed "Good Girl" art. And, that they are. While Bolles covers are scarce enough, Quintana, about which very little else is known but that he painted such covers as these (see scan) is a harder find. Contents are mostly Hollywood studio-produced photos of leggy entertainers who are generally not dressed for the arctic (this issue's cover notes that it includes a "Special Silk Stocking Section"), with plenty of rumor-mill type text as well. The humor derives from the quippy editor-inserted captions next to the photos, mostly cinematic stills. A genre classic for both cover and content- and condition. See scans LG-2

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      - Jena 21.VI.1938. 3 Seiten kl.-4°. Mit Umschlag. Dabei 4 Mikroskop-Photographien. - Beiliegend ein Brief mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift, Jena 16. XII. 1964. Hans Boegehold (1876-1965), Mathematiker und Optiker, Leiter des Rechenbüros der Carl-Zeiss-Werke. - An Erwin Lihotzky (1887-1941), Ingenieur und Optiker bei den Leitz-Werken in Wetzlar, der gegen eine Patentanmeldung für den von Boegehold konstruierten ersten Planachromaten protestiert hatte, denn dadurch würde seine fortgeschrittene eigenständige Entwicklung von Mikroskop-Objektiven mit geebnetem Feld behindert. - - ". Eine Patentanmeldung ist erfolgt. Ich bin auch selbst dafür gewesen. Wir haben ja doch nicht nur mit dem Wettbewerb der Firma Leitz zu tun, sondern auch mit den andern, namentlich ausländischen Konkurrenten und haben einige Veranlassung zu vermuten, daß diese versuchen werden, unsere Ausführung nachzumachen. Die Patentanmeldung hat übrigens auch für die Allgemeinheit den Vortheil, daß ein Beispiel gegeben werden muß, wodurch eine brauchbare Darstellung des Prinzips erkannt und ein Urteil ermöglicht wird. - - Die Firma Leitz wird, wenn sie auf anderem Wege zu ebenso guten Ergebnissen gelangt, durch ein Zeissisches Patent nicht geschädigt, ich sehe also die Notwendigkeit eines Patentstreits gar nicht ein. Ein etwaiger Kampf braucht nicht so geführt zu werden, daß man den andern Teil herunterreißt. Mir scheint aus unseren Aufnahmen der von uns erreichte Fortschritt doch zweifellos hervorzugehen. Daß auf anderem Wege Ähnliches erreicht werden kann, habe ich nie bestritten und kann Sie daher persönlich zu Ihrem Erfolge beglückwünschen. Mir werden Sie es, denke ich, nicht verübeln, wenn ich eine gewisse Genugtuung empfinde, daß die Firma Zeiss und ich immerhin zu recht gekommen sind ." - Im Folgenden über die Schwierigkeit, "den Begriff des 'scharfen Sehfelds' einwandfrei zu definieren". - - Der beiliegende Brief von 1964 ist gerichtet an Hein Carl Claussen, Lihotzkys Nachfolger bei Leitz, dem er für einen Aufsatz "über die weite Benutzung dieses vor 30 Jahren von mir angeregten und weiter bearbeiteten Gegenstandes" dankt. ". Mit 88 Jahren kann man natürlich nur noch passiv an Fortschritten teilnehmen, seit einigen Jahren beschäftige ich mich so zuweilen noch mit geschichtlichen und Gedächtnisaufsätzen ." - - ("1938 machte H.Boegehold in Jena den Vorschlag, zur Ebnung der Bilder im Mikroskop in den Mikroskop-Objektiven dicke Menisken mit der Form einer Negativlinse aber mit sammelnder Wirkung zu verwenden .Auf der Grundlage der Arbeit von Boegehold haben wir nach einer durch den Krieg bedingten Pause seit 1945 an der Berechnung und Fertigung von Mikroskopobjektiven mit geebnetem Bildfeld gearbeitet." Hein C. Claussen, Appl. Optics, Vol. 3. pp. 993-1003.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Changing the Skyline

      Whittlesey House [McGraw Hill], New York 1938 - Housed in a very nice mixed-media slipcase. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Exercice du chretien a l'usage de Rome avec des reflexions des sonnets chretiens et des sentences de l'ecriture sainte. Dedié à Madame Chalut de Vérin.France [Paris?], 1753. Small 8vo (15 x 9.5 cm). With the title-page set in a decorative black painted border containing the crowned arms of Chalut de Vérin (?), all other leaves set in decorative woodcut borders in pink and green. Early 19th-century gold-tooled black morocco, richly gold-tooled covers with pointillé tooling, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. Preserved in black morocco pull-of case (Riviere & Son).

      Mortimer L. Schiff Library (Sotheby's 1938) 1362; for Berny: Nagler I, p. 457; for other work by Berny: Hutton Collection (Sotheby's 1972) 9. A fine calligraphic manuscript by the French writing master Pierre-Jean-Paul Berny de Nogent, "ein ausgezeichneter Calligraph, der es in seiner Kunst sehr weit brachte" (Nagler). Born in Chartres in 1722, he studied law before entering the military. After taking part in several campaigns, Berny retired and established himself as a writing teacher and founded a writing academy in Brussels. He seems to have acquired his calligraphic skills while in Paris in the 1750's, and his earliest works are lineographic portraits dated 1751. Interestingly, in the 1770's he corresponded with Benjamin Franklin and dedicated a manuscript on governance to him, titled L'Oeil du Maitre, today held in library of the American Philosophical Society.The present manuscript, containing prayers and devotional texts, is dedicated to Elisabeth Varanchan Chalut de Vérin, former chamber maid to the dauphines and wife of the future farmer general Geoffroy Chalut de Vérin, who frequently received Benjamin Franklin at his Paris residence between 1779 and 1783.1 preliminary leaf missing. Some slight browning. With two bookplates. In very good condition.

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        Tribut to Ballet (LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED COPY)

      London: Collins 1938 - Large limited edition HB (No. 22 of 100) signed by Masefield and Seago. In quarter green/brown calf binding with gilt title to spine, cream cloth boards, top edge gilt, pale green endpapers and with no other inscriptions. In VG++ condition 72pp. of Masefield poems incl. 9 colour plates and 4 drawings plus 14 reproductions in monochrome to rear (26 x 32cm) **Heavy - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs**

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        Spain At War. a Monthly Journal of Facts and Pictures. No. 1-9. April-Dec. 1938. [All Published]. with Voice of Spain. a Monthly Journal of Facts and Pictures. No. 1-3. Jan. -March 1939 [All Published]

      London : United Editorial Limited, 1938, Hardback, First EditionAl 12 nos. Complete with front and back covers ands advertisements. Collected and bound in brown cloth with the title 'Spain at War 1938-1939' in gilt to the spine. Uncommon in its complete form. Scans and additional detail on request. ; 1 pages; Physical desc. : 9 v. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subject: Spain - History - Civil War, 1936-1939 - Periodicals. "A monthly journal of facts and pictures. " Title from cover. Genre: Periodical. Frequency: Monthly. S all.

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        Typescript]: The Pages of this Book have to do with The Activities of the Kickapoo Valley Baseball League and that Stellar Player "Slugger" Sutton

      no publisher, [Richland Center, Wisconsin 1938 - Typescript. (38)pp., and (3)pp. Black three-ring binder with typescript pages, printed rectos only; several cardstock separators, one with a typed label bearing the title; and a rear pocket with three additional typescript sheets, also printed rectos only. The binder is somewhat worn at the spine ends but the pages are fresh with scattered corrections, near fine or better. An unpublished account of the wondrous fictional baseball player, "Slugger" Sutton, based on a real small-town baseball league in Kickapoo River Valley in West Central Wisconsin. A charming tale of a small-town baseball legend who eschewed big leagues success for the ardor of his hometown fans. Further details available upon request. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Training Your Dog, With a preface written byBernard Molohon and the foreword by Clark Gable.

      Marshall Jones Company, Boston 1938 - A handsome copy bound in finely woven blue cloth stamped brightly in gilt on the spine. While there is some light flecking to a few letters, the title, author, and publisher are bright and readable. Printed on very white paper of heavy stock, the book is clean and tight throughout and illustrated profusely with 57 photos, including full-page plates of Clark Gable and Buck, and Loretta Young and Buck from "The Call of the Wild." A delightful book in splendid condition. Carl Spitz (August 26, 1894 – September 15, 1976) was a Hollywood dog trainer, most famous for owning and training Toto, the dog from the movie The Wizard of Oz. Toto was played by Spitz's own Cairn Terrier named Terry. Spitz developed the method of using silent hand signals to direct an animal. Spitz was a German immigrant and student of Col. Konrad Most, who was widely considered to be "The Father of Dog Training in America". Carl opened the Hollywood Dog Training School in California in 1927. Carl Spitz would later go on to become the man responsible for setting up America's WWII War-Dog Program. He was buried in Glendale's Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. (Wikipedia) First Edition with "Copyright, 1938 by Marshall Jones Company and Printed in the United States of America on the copyright page." And no subsequent printings [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FERDINAND THE BULL CUT-OUTS (code number 925)

      Whitman Publishing Company, Racine 1938 - Disney, Walt. FERDINAND THE BULL CUT-OUTS (code number 925) from the Walt Disney Production based on "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Racine: Whitman Publishing Company, 1938. First edition. Elephant folio - 10-5/8" x 16-3/8". Black cloth backed full color pictorial stiff card wrappers in absolutely wonderful condition. [5]p. The entire book is printed on stiff card. The three internal pages offer a total of sixteen full color punch-outs of characters from Walt Disney's version of "Ferdinand". The back cover offers an additional four full color punch-outs. This book is complete and unpunched. The condition of this book is FINE. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Blackie 1938 - Hardback. 1st edn. Inspector Dew was the first policeman on the scene of the Mary Jane Kelly murder (allegedly) and tells how clue after clue was followed up and how near the police were 'to laying their hands on the probable murderer.(pp. 85-163 incl. 'The Hunt for Jack the Ripper'). Dew's other claim to fame of course was the fact that he was the man who caught Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen. He was in charge of the case from the time Belle Elmore disappeared up to the time of Crippen's arrest and trial. Also includes shorter accounts of many other crimes - fraud, blackmail, coining, burglary etc. A vivid account of Dew's life at Scotland Yard. With 4 b/w plates, 242pp. 8vo. h/back. With previous owner's name and address written in ink to fpd, and sl. 'bubbling' to cloth o/w a lovely Vg+ copy (with no foxing or browning), of an extremely scarce Ripper associated title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Typed Letter, Signed, to Hamilton Holt, President of Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, November 30, 1938. SIGNED BY ALEXIS CARREL.

      1938 - Very Good. Letterhead of Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. "Dear President Holt: I am very sorry to hear, from your letter of November fourth, that you had caught such a severe cold. I hope that you have fully recovered from its effects, long 'ere this. It is indeed most kind of you again to invite me to receive a degree at Rollins College, and I wish that I might have the pleasure of accepting. But, as I shall leave the Rockefeller Institute at the end of next June, I have an overwhelming amount to do during the intervening months, It is really materially imposible for me to make any plans to go away from my laboratories this winter. Believe that I deeply appreciate your action, and that of the Committee on Honorary degrees, and deeply regret that I may not accept your gracious invitation. Yours very sincerely, (signed) Alexis Carrel." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Not Their Breed & The Forgotten Man

      New York: Privately Printed by The Derrydale Press, [1938] - The poem "Not Their Breed" has Washington speaking out against "murky cellar-plotters"; the poem "The Forgotten Man" has Lincoln speaking modestly of himself ("I fear no fragments of my words have lived to be remembered") One of 500 copies printed for the author. 8vo. . Folded sheet: title page and three pages of letterpres. Fine. Laid into a red cloth folder with a crimson morocco label with Derrydale logo on the upper cover. Siegel 137; Frazier K-1-a [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Long Valley

      The Viking Press, New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing with the words "FIRST PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 1938" printed on the copyright page. A beautiful First Issue dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This ORIGINAL dustjacket has all the first issue points required for this dustjacket. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a spectacular copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. We buy Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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