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        Urbanistica

      1938. MUNARI, Bruno. Urbanistica. By Piero Bottoni. 153 pp. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and full-page photomontages with accompanying text on tissue sheets, plus one large foldout table. 4to., 215 x 200 mm, bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers, with protective mylar cover. Milan: Hoepli, 1938. A treatise on urban planning for a general audience, illustrated by Bruno Munari (1907-1998) with imaginative photomontages. One in the series of Quaderni della Triennale published under the direction of Giuseppe Pagano, this book began as a study by engineer Mario Pucci and the Ufficio Tecnico della Triennale to design a new city quarter for the 1936 Mostra. The project was never realized, however this book remains an important document conveying the modern directives and responsibilities of a city planner. The foldout chart maps temi funzionali and temi storico estetici, i.e., function and (historical) form used in city plans. Fotografia Publica, p. 181.

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        Dictionnaire abrégé du Surréalisme [exposition 17 janvier - 24 février 1938]. Galerie des Beaux Arts, 140, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré.

      Impr. H. Jourde,, Paris, 1938 - Die Umschlagsgestaltung stammt von Yves Tanguy (1900-1955). Paris, Impr. H. Jourde, 1938, 24,5 x 16 cm, 75 (1) Seiten, zahlreiche schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, mit dem 8-seitigen Ausstellungskatalog (Klammerheftung), der 229 Katalog-Nummern verzeichnet (dieser mit winzigem Papierausriss an der unteren Klammerheftung), der Umschlag des Dictionnaire mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren (Rücken nachgeleimt; innen ein gutes Exemplar). Mit handschriftlich auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels eingetragener Besitzvermerk: "Riemer, Alexandre, 114 rue du Château, Paris 14"; einige wenige Bleistiftanstreichungen und Anmerkungen bzw. Ergänzungen von ihm. Zum eigentlichen Ausstellungskatalog siehe: Dok.-Bibl. I, 48; III, 125; V, 42. - ex libris 3, 892; 15, 456. - Dictionnaire abrégé: Bolliger 6, 111; 7, 333; 9, 126. - ex libris 3, 740; 5, 1306; 7, 1259 (weitere). - Karpel 167. - Charpentier (1964), 179. - Ein Faksimiledruck vom Dictionnaire abrégé erschien 1980. Sprache: Französisch der Umschlag des Dictionnaire mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren (Rücken nachgeleimt; innen ein gutes Exemplar). mit dem 8-seitigen Ausstellungskatalog (Klammerheftung), der 229 Katalog-Nummern verzeichnet (dieser mit winzigem Papierausriss an der unteren Klammerheftung), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire abrege du Surrealisme [exposition 17 janvier - 24 fevrier 1938]. Galerie des Beaux Arts, 140, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore.

      Paris, Impr. H. Jourde, 1938,. Die Umschlagsgestaltung stammt von Yves Tanguy (1900-1955). 24,5 x 16 cm, 75 (1) Seiten, zahlreiche schwarz-weiss Abbildungen, mit dem 8-seitigen Ausstellungskatalog (Klammerheftung), der 229 Katalog-Nummern verzeichnet (dieser mit winzigem Papierausriss an der unteren Klammerheftung), der Umschlag des Dictionnaire mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren (Rücken nachgeleimt; innen ein gutes Exemplar). Mit handschriftlich auf der Innenseite des Vorderdeckels eingetragener Besitzvermerk: "Riemer, Alexandre, 114 rue du Chateau, Paris 14"; einige wenige Bleistiftanstreichungen und Anmerkungen bzw. Ergänzungen von ihm.. Zum eigentlichen Ausstellungskatalog siehe: Dok.-Bibl. I, 48; III, 125; V, 42. - ex libris 3, 892; 15, 456. - Dictionnaire abrege: Bolliger 6, 111; 7, 333; 9, 126. - ex libris 3, 740; 5, 1306; 7, 1259 (weitere). - Karpel 167. - Charpentier (1964), 179. - Ein Faksimiledruck vom Dictionnaire abrege erschien 1980.

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        Büsing & Co. Swimsuit Catalogue

      [Reutlingen: Büsing & Co., 1938]. Near fine in boards, marked with the Büsing & Co. stamp and other pencil notations, housed in a cloth slipcase, with a crack along the upper left-side rear edge.. Octavo. Unique handmade accordion-fold booklet, comprised of twenty-one 4 5/8 X 6 3/4 inch black-and-white photographic pinup portraits of bathing beauties by the shore. Presumably used as a preliminary mockup for a Büsing & Co. catalogue, the images showcase two-piece and one-piece swimsuit designs for women by the German apparel company. Each print has been labeled with a four-digit number along the bottom border, which correlates to the item number for each suit.

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        Third Presidential Cruise of the U.S.S. Houston, 1938

      N.p.: Printed on board the U.S.S. Houston, 1938. Illustrated from photographs by R.B. Thompson. 75 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original printed wrappers, printed in gold. Fine copy, in custom blue cloth clamshell box. FDR's visit to the Galapagos, with Sailfishing at Cocos Island The very scarce printed memorial, printed on board the ship, of FDR's Third Presidential Cruise on the USS Houston, from the July 14 to August 9, 1938, on his way to the Galapagos Islands (FDR was the first U.S. President to visit them). In the introduction to the booklet, one of the editors records that "Shortly after the cruise commenced certain members of the Houston personnel conceived the idea of publishing a book which would relate graphically all of the interesting incidents happening on board our ship ? We trust that the following pages will keep alive fond memories of a happy cruise with as grand a shipmate it has ever been our privilege to meet." There are numerous photos of Roosevelt with the crew and the Presidential party, shots of the Galapagos and its strange fauna, and a good deal of wit and raillery in the text and photos directed toward the "pollywogs" on the part of the "shellbacks" in anticipation of the approaching traditional ceremony of "crossing the line." The ship called at Cocos Island and the log records successful sport fishing for sailfish in those waters. The U.S.S. Houston was sunk during the war. A wonderfully light-hearted and very scarce piece for the FDR collector, at a time when the clouds of a world war were gathering on the horizon.

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        Homage to Catalonia.

      London: Secker and Warburg, 1938 - Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Price-clipped jacket with purchase inscription at head of back panel, some loss at extremities of spine and front flap. First edition, first impression, 1,500 copies were printed, those surviving in the dust jacket are very scarce. "When he finished his book [The Road to Wigan Pier] in December, Orwell went to Spain to fight for the republic. 'Someone has to kill fascists,' he is alleged to have said. Impatient to be there, he made his own way to Barcelona and joined the POUM militia ('Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista') on the Aragon front. The POUM was an independent Marxist movement, hated by the Stalinists and in dispute with the Trotskyites. Because he was on a quiet section of the front he tried to transfer to the communist-dominated International Brigades around Madrid, but he became involved in the May troubles in Barcelona. This attempt by the communists to purge the POUM and the Catalan anarchists made him bitterly anti-communist. Upon returning to the front, he was badly wounded in the neck, and was then hunted by the communists while still convalescent. With the help of his wife, Eileen, who had come to Barcelona to work for the Independent Labour Party (ILP), he escaped from Spain at the end of June 1937. Orwell went back to Wallington and wrote Homage to Catalonia, a supreme description of trench life (lice and boredom), but also a trenchant and detailed exposure of how the communists risked the whole republican cause in their lust for power and in their zeal to suppress all other socialists. Gollancz refused to publish it, so Frederick Warburg, who was known as the Trotskyite publisher simply because he took left-wing books that were critical of Stalin, brought out the book in April 1938. Orwell now saw himself as an anti-communist revolutionary socialist; he joined the ILP, and he attended and spoke at their summer schools. Homage to Catalonia was much abused and much defended. Its literary merits were hardly noticed, and it sold few copies. Some now think of it as Orwell's finest achievement, and nearly all critics see it as his great stylistic breakthrough: he became the serious writer with the terse, easy, vivid colloquial style" (Bernard Crick in ODNB). Fenwick A6a.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Crooked Hinge

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1938. Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine and front board grey. With the dust jacket. Bookplate and ownership signature to front pastedown. Extremities slightly rubbed; an excellent copy in the superb jacket. First edition, first printing of this Dr. Gideon Fell mystery. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title.

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        Proof sheet and book of proof engravings from unpublished Cranach Press Robinson Crusoe

      Weimar: Cranach Press, 1938; 1939. Single leaf, plus 18ff. booklet. Proof of the first page of Robinson Crusoe, printed by Cranach Press in black and red, with two woodcut illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig. The proof is inscribed, "To D[aphne Woodward] from EGC 1938 Xmas," and further states, "Printed in Weimar - at Ct Kessler's press by Cole." Another hand has noted, "Rare proof of the 4th trial." Together with: a handmade booklet created for poet and playwright Percy MacKaye by Craig. The first page is inscribed "For Percy MacKay from EGC. February 1939. 12 of the Robinsons - Big & small 50 have been already cut - should be double this number at least." Thereafter follows eleven pages containing twelve tipped-in proof illustrations in various states printed on several different kinds of paper. Each woodcut is inscribed by Craig to McKaye and dated, with the state number, limitation, and copy number. A few of the illustrations also include Craig's handwritten notes, such as his statement that the two initials pasted on one page will be joined by fifteen or twenty more throughout the finished book. He also mentions that an unlettered extra copy of a woodcut showing a ship buffeted by waves "needs still more cutting." For decades, Edward Gordon Craig nurtured an interest in Daniel Defoe's story about the castaway Robinson Crusoe. Craig's copy of the book was well-read and heavily annotated, with the phrase "My beloved book" written by him on one of the pages, clearly revealing his feelings for the story. He created sketches and even cut numerous blocks for an illustrated edition of the book he hoped to one day publish. After the success of the Cranach Press Hamlet, for which Craig contributed the illustrations, he and the Press's Count Harry Kessler began to develop an edition of Robinson Crusoe, using the illustrations Craig had assembled over the years. They got so far as to print trial proofs of the first page of the book, set in the Hamlet type Edward Johnston had designed, before World War II derailed their plans. The illustrated edition of Robinson Crusoe for which Craig had so long prepared was not published until 1979 by the Basilisk Press. These proofs offer a fascinating glimpse into the long process of bringing Craig's dream to fruition and his excitement to put his mark on his "beloved book." Booklet wrapped in blue handmade paper and sewn with green string; housed in original mailing envelope, postmarked 1939. Left edge of some of the proofs show glue residue; otherwise, both the proof sheet and booklet are in fine condition.

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        Collecting Golf Books 1743-1938. [At head of title:] Aspects of Book Collecting

      London: Constable, 1938. First edition. 56 pp., interleaved. 1 vols. 12mo. Original orange cloth. Fine copy, with the bookplate of Eugene V. Connett 3rd. One of a series, "Aspects of Book-Collecting", this work contains chapters on early references to golf, bilbiographies (none of any consequence had yet appeared), poetry, and various categories of golfing books: Rules, Instruction, Histories, Annuals, Fiction, etc., plus a section on Americana. The book was also issued in paper covers.Here with choice provenance, from the library of the founder of the Derrydale Press, Eugene V. Connett 3rd.

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        Third Presidential Cruise of the U.S.S. Houston, 1938

      N.p.: Printed on board the U.S.S. Houston, 1938. Illustrated from photographs by R.B. Thompson. 75 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original printed wrappers, printed in gold. Fine copy, in custom blue cloth clamshell box. FDR's visit to the Galapagos, with Sailfishing at Cocos Island The very scarce printed memorial, printed on board the ship, of FDR's Third Presidential Cruise on the USS Houston, from the July 14 to August 9, 1938, on his way to the Galapagos Islands (FDR was the first U.S. President to visit them). In the introduction to the booklet, one of the editors records that "Shortly after the cruise commenced certain members of the Houston personnel conceived the idea of publishing a book which would relate graphically all of the interesting incidents happening on board our ship ... We trust that the following pages will keep alive fond memories of a happy cruise with as grand a shipmate it has ever been our privilege to meet." There are numerous photos of Roosevelt with the crew and the Presidential party, shots of the Galapagos and its strange fauna, and a good deal of wit and raillery in the text and photos directed toward the "pollywogs" on the part of the "shellbacks" in anticipation of the approaching traditional ceremony of "crossing the line." The ship called at Cocos Island and the log records successful sport fishing for sailfish in those waters. The U.S.S. Houston was sunk during the war. A wonderfully light-hearted and very scarce piece for the FDR collector, at a time when the clouds of a world war were gathering on the horizon.

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        Der Führer in Weimar 1925 - 1938. Allen Volksgenossen Thüringens ein Dokument der großen Zeit Adolf Hitlers. Dem Führer ein Zeichen des Dankes für unseres Volkes Glück, das er uns gab,

      Weimar, 1938 - Großformatiger Bildband (27,5 x 36 cm), mehrfarbige original Broschur / Kartoneinband mit Deckeltitel und Hoheitsadler; 83 Seiten mit zahlreichen, teilweise ganzseitigen schwarz-weißen und einigen Farbphotos, u.a. von Prof.Walter Hege / Weimar. Gesamtgestaltung und Text: Gaupresseamtsleiter Bruno Nowack. Titel und Farbtafeln (jeweils farbiges Pastell ganzseitig) von Walter Preiß / Weimar. Druck von J.J.Weber / Leipzig-Berlin. Herausgeber: Gauleiter und Reichstatthalter von Thüringen (damals sog. "Schutz- und Trutzgau"). Aus dem Inhalt: Aufsatz "Weimar und die Bewegung aus Kampf und Sieg verbunden" / Wiedergabe des Titelblattes der Zeitschrift "Illustrierter Beobachter" vom Juli 1926 "Der Tag von Weimar 3./4. Juli 1926" mit ganzseitigem Führer-Bild / Fotos vom Reichsparteitag 1926, dem Bauerntag 1931, der Kampfzeit in Weimar, Massenkundgebung in der Weimarhalle / Liste "Besuche des Führers in Thüringen (insgesamt 45 in der Zeit von 1925 - 1938) / Bildbericht "Der Führer und seine alten Kämpfer in Weimar - Zehnjahresfeier vom Reichsparteitag 1926 vom 3.-5. Juli 1936" mit Aufnahme "Standarten und Formationen im Schlosshof angetreten" / Das Deutsche Nationaltheater, eine Stätte der Tradition für die Partei / Foto mit lächelndem Frankenführer neben seinem Führer: "Der Humor von Julius Streicher reißt alle mit!" / Erster Spatenstich zu den Bauten am "Platz Adolf Hitlers" (Gauforum mit Halle der Volksgemeinschaft, Haus der Deutschen Arbeitsfront DAF, Bau der Gliederungen, Gebäude der Reichsstatthalterei und Gauleitung) / Die Blutfahne des 9.November 1923 / Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler zum ersten Male in Weimar / Führer-Rede auf dem Staatsempfang im Schloßsaal 1936 / Der Gautag Thüringen 1938: 200.000 umjubeln den Führer! / Alfred Rosenberg vor dem Führerkorps Thüringen - feierlicher Auftakt des Gautages in der Weimarhalle (mit ganzseitigem Farbfoto) / Wächter des Friedens und der Volksgemeinschaft: Wehrmacht, Schutzstaffel, Polizei, Sturmabteilungen / Der Führer im Hotel " Haus Elephant" / Thüringer Bauernmädel glückstrahlend vor dem Führer / Der Führer fühlt sich wohl im "Haus Elephant" - "lange und eingehend besichtigt er die Räume und brachte dem Gauleiter und dem Baumeister, Prof.Hermann Giesler, seine herzliche Anerkennung zum Ausdruck" / Betriebsführer Dr. Schieber erläutert die Zellwollfabrikate der Thüringischen Zellwoll AG Schwarza in einer kleinen Ausstellung im "Elephant" / Farbphoto-Serie: Hitler auf dem Balkon des "Elephant" / Liste "Der Führer wohnt im Haus Elephant" (31 x von 1926-1938) / Das neue Haus Elephant (mit teils ganzseitigen Farb-Aufnahmen) / Der Führer begrüßt die Lehrlinge der Wilhelm-Gustloff-Stiftung in Weimar / Mit präsentiertem Gewehr stehen die SS-Posten am Eingang des Hauses Elephant / Feierlicher Staatsempfang im Schloß u.a. mit ganzseitigem Farbpastell / Die Jugend des Führers / Die nächtliche Kundgebung der Jugend vor dem Führer, ganzseitiges Farbpastell des Weimarer Marktplatzes bei Nacht, beflaggt, mit dem angetretenen Formationen, vor dem Führer auf dem Balkon des "Elephant" / Bilder von der Parteiprominenz: u.a. NSKK-Gruppenführer Ponndorf, SA-Obergruppenführer Herzog Eduard von Koburg; die Gauleiter Forster und Weinrich, Korpsführer Hühnlein / Ganzseitiges Farbpastell "Vorbeimarsch - die Standarten an der Spitze der Formationen / ganzseitiges Hege-Farbfoto "Die SA des Führers" (im Vorbeimarsch) / Schnappschüsse vom Vorbeimarsch: die Gauleiter Wächtler (Bayreuth), Wagner (München), Koch (Königsberg) mit Korpsführer Christiansen, Reichsführer SS Himmler, Obergruppenführer Erbprinz Waldeck und Krüger, die Gruppenführer Wolf und Schmitt samt Oberführer Jung / Männer aus der Begleitung des Führers: SA-Obergruppenführer Brückner, Adjutant des Führers, NSKK-Brigadeführer Bormann, SS-Sturmbannführer Bals, Korvettenkapitän Albrecht, Fliegerhauptmann von Below, SS-Obersturmführer Darges, die Reichsleiter Bouhler, Darre, Bormann und Rosenberg / Der Führer erwartet die Spitze des NSKK / Politische Leiter - [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Trout

      Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1938. First edition, number 51 of 149 copies signed "Yours truly, Ray Bergman" on the colophon page. With fly plates in color by Dr. Edgar Burke, photographs and diagrams by Charles S. Krug and Ivin Sickles. 451 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original full brown morocco, gilt device on upper cover, t.e.g. Fine copy. In open faced original brown paper over boards slipcase. With Portfolio containing "Sixteen plates in full color of 615 Flies from papintings by Dr. Burke done to illustrated Trout by Ray Bergman." This portfolio rarely comes with this book as it is oversized. This copy is in fine condtion with black wrappers and silver label.

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        A good-natured map of the United States setting forth the services of The Greyhound Lines and a few principal connecting bus lines

      Greyhound Lines.. 1938.. Color pictorial / pictographic map, 19 x 29 1/2 on sheet 20 x 30 1/2 inches, professionally mounted on linen minimising light creases, tiny paper loss to corners filled. Clean, bright and in very good condition. One of the many brightly colored and fun maps issued by Greyhound in the 1930s and 1940s, the heydey of bus transportation in the US. The Greyhound bus routes are shown in black (with interconnecting routes in dotted line); small pictographs highlight the attractions of places along the routes. .

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        Autographed Letter Signed "J.C. McR" to a prominent lawyer

      Washington, D.C., 1938. hardcover. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, Washington, D.C., November 6, 1938. Written to powerful New York attorney Frederick R. Coudert, attacking his fellow Associate Justices and the very Court he sits on, in large part: "Thank you for your letter - to the Tribune on the European situation. You are right and have set out a clear case - that is clear for an intelligent mind, but not necessarily so for ___ & ___ & ___ of our Court!...No longer can you look to the Court for courage. And so, where are we!" Coudert and McReynolds were rabid anti-Semites who relentlessly attacked President Roosevelt's New Deal policies. As if it were a mystery, the three "unintelligent justices" McReynolds refers to are none other than Louis Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and Felix Frankfurter. Several folds, a small crease in the upper right corner, and a small chip in the right margin; very good(-) condition. United States Attorney General and later Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. His anti-Semitism, racism, and misogyny resulted in severe personal conflicts with fellow Supreme Court judges Louis Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, and Felix Frankfurter.

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        Original-Aquarell " Seestück, rückwärtig bezeichnet: Auf der Fahrt nach Finnland 1938 "

      - In zarten Blautönen gemaltes Aquarell des bekannten Düsseldorfer Künstlers (*1865 Dessau - 1945 Düsseldorf ). Maße ( Höhe x Breite ) 22 x 36,5 cm , links unten mit " G.Hacker " signiert. Verso möglicherweise von anderere Hand bezeichnet " Auf der Fahrt nach Finnland 1938 ", Ecken gering angeknickt, sonst von guter Erhaltung. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker " Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, Leipzig 1922, Band 15, S. 410 " : " Maler in Düsseldorf, geb. 8.8.1865 in Dessau. Als Schüler Max Brückners erlernte er in Coburg die Theatermalerei und begleitete das Meininger Hoftheater auf dessen Auslandsreisen. Nach der Auflösung dieser Bühne kam Hacker als Lehrer für dekorative Malerei nach Straßburg im Elsaß an die neubegründete Kunstgewerbeschule, 1896 an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf.Seine dekorative Malerei, die das Landschaftliche bevorzugt, fand viel Anerkennung, besonders die Festspieldekoration des Rheinischen Goethevereins. In Straßburg rührt von Hacker die Ausmalung des Zoologischen Instituts der Universität her. Mit flottgemalten Landschaftsbildern realistischer Art ist Hacker vielfach auf Ausstellungen, besonders in Düsseldorf, vertreten. " Biographische Angaben: 1865: Hacker wurde am 8. August 1865 in Dessau als Sohn des Kammersängers Adolf Hacker und dessen Gattin Pauline, geb. Zschiesche, einer bedeutenden und berühmten Opernsängerin geboren.1882-1887: Eintritt in das Atelier der Prof. Gebr. Brückner in Coburg wo er die Technik der Theatermalerei erlernt und zum Lieblingsschüler Prof. Brückners avanciert, der damals für Bayreuth Wagners Parsifal ausstattet und für die Meininger unter Herzog Georgs Führung seine berühmten Ausstattungen schuf. 1887-1890: Von Herzog Georg II. an das Hoftheater in Meiningen berufen - Teilnahme an vielen Gastspielreisen. 1890-1896: Berufung nach Straßburg. 1893: Als Stipendiat der Stadt Straßburg nach Chicago zur Weltausstellung entsandt. 1896-1945: Mitglied des Künstlervereins " Düsseldorfer Malkasten ", lange Jahre dort im Vorstand tätig. 1896-1899: Berufung an das Stadttheater in Düsseldorf. Schaffung zahlreicher Ausstattungen ( u.a. für die Festspiele des rheinischen Goethevereins ). 1904: Der Kunstverein erwirbt seine " Eifellandschaft ". 1906: Ankauf des Aquarells "Eifelhöhe mit Schafen" durch Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1905: Festausschmückung Berlins zur Kronprinzenhochzeit.1907-1909: Leiter des Ausstattungswesens an der " Bühne ". 1910: Verleihung der Goldenen Medaille für Kunst und Wissenschaft. 1914-1916:Teilnahme am Ersten Weltkrieg.1919: Lehrer für Bühnenmalerei an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. 1927-1936: Zweite Amerikafahrt: Ausmalung einer großen Maschinenfabrik in Reading, P.A., sowie weitere Reisen ins In- und Ausland mit Planung und Ausführung verschiedenster Arbeiten und Aufträge. 1936: Bildausschmückung des Wartesaals III. Klasse im Düsseldorfer Hauptbahnhof ( im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstört ). 1938: Eingangshalle des Duisburger Hauptbahnhofes. 1940: 3 große Dioramen für das Naturkunde-Museum der Stadt Dortmund. 1945: Am 5.12. Tod in Düsseldorf. Bis kurz vor seinem Tode beschäftigte ihn der Plan den Keller des im Krieg zerstörten " Düsseldorfer Malkastens " mit Fresken auszumalen um den Künstlern des Düsseldorfer Malkastens eine neue würdige Bleibe zu schaffen. ( 1968: Große Einzelausstellung im Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf *Palais Spee* / 1973: Große Verkaufsausstellung Galerie Paffrath, Düsseldorf, Königsallee 46 ). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger

      New York: William Morrow & Co., 1938. A handsome copy of the 1938 1st American edition. Solid and VG in a bright, price-intact, VG dustjacket, with light chipping at the spine ends, light soiling to the rear panel and very light foxing to the endsheets. Wonderful jacket design --and colorfully illustrated thruout in rich hues-- by the author himself. Quarto, 143 pgs. Internally very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind. . Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Noel Langley.

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        Illustrirte Zeitung Leipzig. 190.Band Januar bis Juni 1938 IN DER ORIGINALEN V E R L A G S - E I N B A N D D E C K E,

      Leipzig J.J.Weber Verlag, 1938 - (Fortsetzung der Beschreibung von Nr.17426:) . . . KdF.-Schiff "Wilhelm Gustloff": das modernste Schiff der Welt (großer Bildbericht) - Gustinus Ambrosi, ganzseitige Bildbericht über den Wiener Bildhauer, von Franz Wendt - Das SA.-Sportabzeichen, ein Symbol nationalsozialistischen Leistungs- und Wehrwillens. Bildbericht der SA-Gruppe Sachsen - Verwaltungsbau der NSDAP in München, Fotostrecke mit Aufnahmen, u.a. von Reichsschatzmeister der NSDAP-Reichsleiter Franz Xaver Schwarz (der Bevollmächtigte des Führers in allen vermögensrechtlichen Angelegenheiten der Partei) sowie Arbeitszimmer von Reichsschatzmeister Schwarz und weitere Innenräume - Deutsche Jugend in Südwest-Afrika - Dichter und Metaphysiker: Erwin Guido Kolbenheyer, von Prof.Dr. Franz Koch, mit Bildern aus dem häuslichen Leben des Dichters sowie einem Zyklus unveröffentlichter Gedichte - Im Dienste des Vaterlandes. Freiwillige Arbeitsdienst in Japan - Kampf dem Krebs (große Fotostrecke vom neuen Krebsforschungs- und Behandlung-Institut in Rudolf-Virchow-Krankenhaus zu Berlin / Röntgenabteilung) - Von Breslau in Schlesiens Berge und Bäder - Die Schule der Künste. In der Akademie für bildende Künste in Berlin - ganzseitiger Bild Nachruf auf Dr.jur. Wolfgang Weber, Leiter des Hauses J. J.Weber (". . . seine reichen Kenntnisse der Geschichte des Napoleonischen Zeitalters haben dazu geführt, eine in ihrer Vollständigkeit einzig dastehende Sammlung von Napoleon-Karikaturen anzulegen") - Das Maisingen, ein alter deutscher Brauch in der Wischauer Sprachinsel (östlich von Brünn) - Geburtstagsfeier des Führers und Reichskanzlers am 20. April (Fotostrecke: "Geburtstagsspenden aus dem ganzen GroßdDeutschen Reich kommen unaufhörlich in der Reichskanzlei an / Gratulanten aus Siebenbürgen tragen sich in der Reichskanzlei das Geburtstagsbuch des Führers ein / Der Führer und Reichskanzler besichtigt die Modellschau der gesamten deutschen Kriegsflotte, die ihm seine persönlichen Adjutanten SA.-Obergruppenführer Brückner, SS-Gruppenführer Schaub und NSKK-Brigadeführer Wiedemann unmittelbar nach der Mitternacht vom 19. zum 20. April als Geburtstagsgeschenk überreichten") - "Hißt die Segel!", Bilder von der Auslandsfahrt der Segelschulschiffe der deutschen Kriegsmarine (Schulschiffe "Albert Leo Schlageter" und "Horst Wessel") - Foto "Die Führerin der Frauenschaft des nationalen Spaniens (Falange feminina), Fräulein Pilar Primo de Rivera, wurde auf ihrer Deutschland-Reise vom Führer und Reichskanzler in Berlin empfangen, dem sie als Ehrengabe der spanischen Frauen einen nach alten Modellen handgeschmiedeten Toledaner Degen und einen ebensolchen Dolch überreichte" - halbseitige Bildanzeige "Corset Warner s Legant aus Traumlastik" - ganzseitiges Foto "Viktor Emanuel III., König von Italien und Kaiser von Äthiopien" - Die Kräfte der Ordnung. Die Achse Berlin-Rom von Italien ausgesehen - Die faschistische Partei als Trägerin des Imperiums -Kronprinz Humbert von Italien - Die Jugend Italiens marschiert - Studien aus Italien, Aquarelle von Prof. Franz Kienmayr - Bauten und Städtegründungen im faschistischen Italien (Beispiele faschistischer Baukunst) - Dopolavoro, das italienische Nationalwerk der Freizeitgestaltung - Städten des Führerbesuchs in Italien - ganzseitiges Foto "Fröhlicher Abschied: die KdF.-Urlauber des "Wilhelm Gustloff" grüßen die Kameraden der "Oceana", mit der man auf der Fahrt nach Madeira erst wieder auf hoher See zusammentrifft - Der Führer in Italien. Erster Bildbericht: Abreise in Berlin und Ankunft in Rom - Große Fotostrecke: 1. Mai 1938, Fest der deutschen Volksgemeinschaft - Bildnachruf auf Dr. Erich Schlegel, früherer Feldbischof der deutschen Wehrmacht - doppelseitige Zeichnung von Rudolf Lipus: "Der Einzug des Führers in Rom: der Wagenzug mit der von Kürassieren und Karabinieri eskortierten Staatskarosse, in der der Führer neben dem König und Kaiser Viktor Emmanuel Platz genommen hat, bei der Einfahrt in die Via dell Impero - Jugendaufmarsch in Centocelle (Aufmarsc

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        Trending Into Maine

      Boston: Little, Brown, & Co, 1938. Number 69 of 1075 numbered copies of the Arundel Edition, each signed by both Roberts and Wyeth. 14 color illustrations by N.C. Wyeth. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter buckram and blue cloth. Fine in fine slipcase. Laid in is "A Set of the Illustrations painted by N. C. Wyeth for "Trending Into Maine" by Kenneth Roberts reproduced by offset lithography in four printings by The Tudor Press, Inc., Boston." There are 14 plates.

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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: Savage. 1938. Copy number 21 of 1000 numbered copies of the first edition. Despite the low number, this is the second issue, with plain endpapers and the Hemingway disclaimer on the rear pastedown. The first issue is exceptionally scarce, having been estimated at between 50 and 100 copies. Small stamp ("H.B.") on the front pastedown. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Masquee. A Shanghai Sketchbook.

      Shanghai, ca. 1938.. Leporello mit kolorierten Abbildungen auf 21 Seiten, violetter Original-Seideneinband, 26,5 x 19 cm,. Einband leicht angestaubt, Widmung aus dem Jahre 1980 auf dem Vorsatz "Zur Erinnerung an alte Zeiten. Herbert".

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        To Beg I am Ashamed

      London: George Routledge & Sons Ltd, 1938. First Edition. With small stamp "Overseas Edition" on the verso of the title. Pp. [4], 283, [1]. 1 vols. Sm. 8vo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in blue. Extremities rubbed, spine slightly darkened, one inch tear along lower portion of upper joint, corners knocked., internally clean and sound. "Disgusting and Obscene" RARE. BANNED IN LONDON. When originally published its reception was hostile and it was considered "disgusting and obscene. "The Public Morality Council decided that it should be banned and caused the police to "lean on" the publisher so that the book was withdrawn. It was then published in Paris by Jack Kahane at his Obelisk Press, and many times since. Authorship has been attributed to many, including Graham Greene, Jack Kahane and Cecil Barr, but the British Museum's catalogue entry attributes it to Mathews with the "discreet assistance of Graham Greene." The attribution seems now to be discounted, and the book is not considered part of the canon, but it is still of great interest not only for historic Greene associations, but for the fact that it is an important addition to the great body of controversial literature dealing with prostitution, women's sexual and economic liberation. and official hypocrisy.

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        Rebecca

      Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, 1st EditionOriginal boards are worn and marked. The spine has been repaired. There is a previous owner's inscription on the front-end page. The binding is excellent. The book is supplied with a colour photocopy of an original first-edition dust jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 24et.

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        Three Guineas

      London: The Hogarth Press, 1938 First edition, first printing. Publisher's lemon-yellow cloth, lettered in gilt; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell, illustrated and lettered in magenta and blue. About near fine, with some light toning to the spine, minor soiling to the boards, light offsetting to the free endpapers, otherwise bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with a shallow chip to the spine tail and bottom right corner of the front panel, light toning and a closed tear to the spine, minor soiling to the otherwise bright panels. Overall, a very good and pleasing copy. Kirkpatrick A23a. Woolmer 440. Three Guineas is a non-fiction epistolary text that is the sequel to her 1929 A Room of One's Own. The book is divided into three sections, each of which contains an essay purporting to answer an unidentified gentleman's questions about the author's opinions on preventing war. Written in the years leading up to World War II, Three Guineas united Woolf's feminist and pacifist theories on fascism, women's employment, and militarism. Woolf originally intended the text to be a "novel-essay," with each chapter alternating between essay and fiction. However, she ultimately decided to separate the two, publishing the non-fiction sections as Three Guineas and the fiction as her popular 1937 novel The Years.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.

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        Corrected Typescript of his book, I LIKE AMERICA

      [Published New York: Modern Age Books, 1938. 192 pp., with numerous corrections in the author's hand; together with a carbon typescript of the final draft, with mss. corrections (170 pp.); and a one-page ANs by Hicks laid in, regarding the manuscripts. Altogether, 360 pp., on various paper stocks. 1 vols. 4to. A few leaves brittle at edges, the whole laid in a folding linen box with chemise. The note, dated January 9, 1941, reads as follows: "These are two manuscripts of 'I Like America', written principally in the fall of 1937 and published by Modern Age Books in the Spring of 1938. Some 50,000 copies have been sold in the paperbound edition. The manuscript on yellow paper is the first draft. The other is a carbon copy of the version sent to the publisher. I am very happy to contribute these manuscripts to the sale for the benefit of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union. Granville Hicks.".

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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: Savage. 1938. Copy number 21 of 1000 numbered copies of the first edition. Despite the low number, this is the second issue, with plain endpapers and the Hemingway disclaimer on the rear pastedown. The first issue is exceptionally scarce, having been estimated at between 50 and 100 copies. Small stamp ("H.B.") on the front pastedown. A fine copy, without dust jacket, as issued. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Chess Problems Volume XVI (Numbers 2626-2811) Original Workbook

      Self Written, Carrolloton, GA 1938 - 186 pages with diagrams. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") bound in quarter red cloth and black pebbled boards with Dobbs hand written title to front cover. Original manuscript. Gilbert Dobbs, through out his interest in chess composition, kept log-books of his composition. This is one of the many log-book he created. It has at least one problem for each page of the book. He numbered these as he composed them. The problems were had stamped with solutions below. As some became published the publication name and date is noted beside the problem. In addition to the hand written problems, there are some clipped newspaper chess columns laid in and a few loose ones as well. Some of his friends and other problemist names and addresses on pastedowns. These log-books were given to Frederick Gamage and friend and a protege of A C White as was Dobbs. Gilbert S. Dobbs ( Richmond, Kentucky , December 6 1867 - Carrollton, Georgia , February 14 1941 ) was a minister and chess composer. Son of a Baptist minister, Charles Edwin Willoughby Dobbs, he studied at Franklin College in Franklin Indiana and at Bethel College in Russellville , where he obtained an MA in 1888. Wanting to become himself a Baptist minister, he studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, where he was ordained pastor in 1890. He exercised his ministry in various US cities: Bloomington , Brownsville , Memphis , New Orleans and finally Carrolton in Georgia . He was a renouned poet. He wrote his master's thesis on using the poem as a thesis. He was also one of the world's top ten chess problemists and composed in two and three moves, generally with positions aesthetically attractive with hard keys. In collaboration with Edward Hanna wrote the book The Emery Memorial, an unpublished gem composed on New Year's day, 1936 (Carrollton, 1937), dedicated to problemist Canadian Reginald George Emery (1904-1936). Alain C. White and Richard E. Cheney dedicated the book A Chess Silhouette: One Hundred Chess Problems By the Reverend Gilbert Dobbs (Overbrook Press, Stamford, 1942). Condition: Fraying to edges, inner hinges cracked, occasionally soiled else a good but one of a kind item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Blood Lines. Tales of Shooting & Fishing ? Foreword by Henry P. Davis

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. First edition, no. 65 of 1250 copies. Illustrated. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, full color medallion of a mallard duck by Dr. Edgar Burke inset into upper cover, spine dulled, else fine. Inscribed Inscribed on front free endpaper: "For Ralph E. Ogden / with the author's compliments and appreciation / Nash Buckingham".

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        Comes a Stranger.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1938 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in red. With the dust jacket. A little foxing to edges; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with a sunned spine and edges, and a few nicks to extremities. Black and white map. First edition, first impression. A detective novel, from the Sergeant Bobby Owen series. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume IV

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed British first edition, only printing of the fourth and final volume of Churchill's Marlborough - a premium copy suitable for filling a superior first edition set. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes and was very well received - both critically and aesthetically. The first edition is physically impressive, bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms in gilt on the front cover, a gilt text block top edge, and a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. Here is the first British edition, only printing of Volume IV, a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, scarce thus. This final volume covers the years 1708 to 1722, chronicling the decline of Marlborough and the apparent frustration of his work. It is a substantial 671 pages with 24 illustrations, 39 maps and plans, and 1 document facsimile. The plum cloth binding retains vivid color and is square, clean, and tight with bright gilt, sharp corners, and nicely rounded spine. The contents remain bright and crisp. No spotting. No previous ownership marks. Bright top edge gilt. The book feels unread. The sole interior flaw we find is mild transfer browning on the half-title, likely from a newspaper article that was laid in. The dust jacket is bright, unclipped, and complete, with only trivial wear to the spine ends and corners. Spine toning is minimal, with only a barely discernible hint of color shift between the jacket spine and faces. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166.

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        Journeying Wave

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1938. Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket lightly toned, back panel a little soiled and lightly foxed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to her sister, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Guen, with much love Ray (Richmal Crompton)". Richmal Crompton (1890-1969) is, of course, best known for the William books but she also penned a number of very popular adult novels. Books inscribed by her are uncommon.

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        Out of Africa

      NY: Random House. (1938). The first American edition of her second book, a memoir of her life in Kenya that has come to be regarded as a classic -- one of the defining autobiographies of the 20th century. Small ink stamp ("59233") on the rear flyleaf; darkening to pastedowns from the binder's glue, mostly near the hinges; rich top stain. A near fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket with mild tanning to the spine. An attractive copy of a landmark book. First Edition. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House, 1938. First edition. 293 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gray cloth. Fine in very good plus dust jacket (spine toned, some minor chips at ends).

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        The Yearling

      New York, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1938. Octavo. Original beige cloth, titles to upper board and spine in green, yellow endpaper. With the dust jacket. Decorated by Edward Shenton. Persistent small stain at the lower outer corner of the contents with a tiny mark to the corner of the upper board but nevertheless an unusually fresh copy in the dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing.

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        3 Moholy-Nagy TLSs (on "The New Bauhaus: American School of Design" Letterhead)

      Chicago, 1938. (3) 1938 letters, each signed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy- and each written on "The New Bauhaus: American School of Design" letterhead. Addressed to Montfort Dunn, the art director of Globe Magazine, with whom Moholy-Nagy had entered into discussion over design work. Each 8 1/2" x 11" letter clean and VG, with neat horizontal creases, and each boldly signed in blue ink by Moholy-Nagy.. Collectible; Very Good.

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        EPITAPH FOR A SPY

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1938. First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the cloth clean with minor rubbing to the extremities. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has three tiny repairs to the underside (invisible from the printed side). Correctly priced 7/6 net to the spine. Housed in a purpose-made cloth folding case with gilt stamped leather labels to the upper lid and spine. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Joseph in Egypt

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. Signed. First American Edition, Fifth Printing. Two-volume set; each volume is signed by Thomas Mann. In Near Fine condition. Cloth shows light rubbing and a few small scuffs. Gilt stamping to spine is slightly dulled. A lovely set, signed by the author. Lacking slip case.

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        Science, Technology and Society in Seventeenth Century England

      Bruges: The Saint Catherine Press, 1938 - INSCRIBED "To Richard, who helped so much during the travail, Robert." Published as Volume IV, part 2 of Osiris: Studies on the History and Philosophy of Science, and on the History of Learning and Culture. The first book by the great sociologist, inaugurating a long and brilliant career. Extending Max Weber's thesis on religious influences on the development of capitalism, Merton here argues that far from being at war with rationality, Puritanism shaped the development of scientific empiricism. Some 75 years after its initial publication, the Merton Thesis is still widely discussed. Light wear to the fragile covers: a very good copy in custom clamshell slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Appointment with Death.

      London: for The Crime Club by Collins, 1938 - Octavo. Original orange cloth, titles to spine black. With the dust jacket designed by Robin Macartney. Spine rolled, board edges and spine slightly faded, contents mildly foxed; an excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket with bright front panel, that has some nicks and chips to extremities, minor loss to foot of spine, portion of spine panel reattached with tape repair to verso, and two short closed tears to foot of rear panel. First edition, first impression. The scarce jacket was designed by Christie's friend Robin Macartney, who often travelled with the author and her husband, the archaeologist Max Mallowan.

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        The Beast Must Die.

      London: Published for The Crime Club by Collins, 1938 - Octavo. Original red cloth, black lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Price clipped from jacket. Small portion torn from head of spine (with loss of lettering), rear panel a little soiled, a couple of creases to spine. First edition, first impression. "[Day Lewis's hero] Strangeways was a real innovation, a truly literary detective rather than one of those given quotations to spout. The best of his pre-war cases, and perhaps Blake's most successful book, is The Beast Must Die (1938)" (Julian Symons, Bloody Murder, From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History, 1972, p. 125). A nice copy of this scarce title.

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        Marlborough: His Life and Times, Volume IV

      London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1938. First edition, only printing. Hardcover. This is a jacketed British first edition, only printing of the fourth and final volume of Churchill's Marlborough - a premium copy suitable for filling a superior first edition set. Churchill's monumental biography of his great ancestor, John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, was initially conceived a full 40 years before publication of the fourth and final volume. Churchill originally considered the idea of the biography in 1898, returning to it in earnest in 1928. Marlborough ultimately took 10 years of research and writing and is the most substantial published work of Churchill's "wilderness years" in the 1930s. The final volume was published on the eve of the Second World War in 1938. Richard Langworth says "To understand the Churchill of the Second World War, the majestic blending of his commanding English with historical precedent, one has to read Marlborough." The first edition of Marlborough was originally issued in four volumes and was very well received - both critically and aesthetically. The first edition is physically impressive, bound in plum cloth with beveled edges, the Marlborough coat of arms in gilt on the front cover, a gilt text block top edge, and a profusion of illustrations, maps, and plans. Here is the first British edition, only printing of Volume IV, a fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, scarce thus. This final volume covers the years 1708 to 1722, chronicling the decline of Marlborough and the apparent frustration of his work. It is a substantial 671 pages with 24 illustrations, 39 maps and plans, and 1 document facsimile. The plum cloth binding retains vivid color and is square, clean, and tight with bright gilt, sharp corners, and nicely rounded spine. The contents remain bright and crisp. No spotting. No previous ownership marks. Bright top edge gilt. The book feels unread. The sole interior flaw we find is mild transfer browning on the half-title, likely from a newspaper article that was laid in. The dust jacket is bright, unclipped, and complete, with only trivial wear to the spine ends and corners. Spine toning is minimal, with only a barely discernible hint of color shift between the jacket spine and faces. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A97.2(IV).a, Woods/ICS A40(aa), Langworth p.166.

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        Laughter in the Dark

      Indianapolis, Ind: Bobbs, Merrill, 1938. First American edition, variant (possibly later) issue in light brown cloth. 1 vols. 8vo. FINE copy in the publisher's light brown cloth, spine blocked in dark blue, in the original dust jacket (worn, chip at head of spine panel, some soiling and edgewear, split along back panel. His First Book Printed in the U.S Published in England under the title, CAMERA OBSCURA, this is the first book by Vladimir Nabokov to be printed in the United States. There was a variant issue in green cloth.

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        Lad and the Lion

      Burroughs, 1938. 1st. hardcover. Previous owner's name on front pastedown hidden by dj flap else a VERY FINE bright copy in a VERY FINE gorgeous 1st state (laminated) John Coleman Burroughs dj.

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