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        Their Blood Is Strong

      San Francisco, Simon J. Lubin Society of California, May 1938, second printing, wrappers. Softcover. Sold originally at 25 cents, is one of the most elusive of Steinbeck's books, with the famous front cover photo by Dorthea Lange of a migrant mother breast feeding her child, the book was a precursor to Steinbeck's publishing his masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, Goldstone & Payne A10b, Morrow 87, Steinbeck's epilogue was written especially for this publication, the majority of the book had appeared previously in newspaper articles. Nearly fine.

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman]
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        LIDSKA PRÀCE V ZELEZARNACH / LABOR IN THE IRON

      Moravska Ostrava: Zelezarny Vitkovice, 1938 - 8° Sq. - 25 Photo-gravures by Vladimir Hipman (each photo protected with cellophane), printed by V. Neubert a synove. Published as a p.f. in 1938 (Christmas gift), amazing Photo-Book, no text. Original orange covers. In very good condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: °ART...on paper - 20th Century Art Books]
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        A Night in London

      London: Country Life; Arts et Metiers, Paris; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York,, 1938. Story of a London Night in Sixty-Four Photographs. Introduced by James Bone. Large octavo. Original pictorial wrappers. In a black cloth solander case. 64 illustrations from photographs by the author. Elegant gift inscription quoting a Robert Southey poem on the half-title. Repairs to spine and edges of wrappers. A very good copy. First edition. A magnificent piece of work, and a classic of its type. There is some speculation that the scarcity of this publication is in part due to enemy action. Certainly its publisher was badly hit by the fire in Paternoster Row.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Single Hound

      Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. A fine copy in a very nearly fine dust jacket with only the most minor edgewear. Lovely copy of the author's first novel.

      [Bookseller: Robert Dagg Rare Books]
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        Typed Letter Signed, on White House stationery, Washington, D C, Nov. 1, 1938

      Written to the Director of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee, Dorothy McAllister, whom Roosevelt addresses as "Mrs. Thomas McAllister," the President indicates that, "I was much interested in looking over the 'Rainbow Fliers', prepared by the Women's Division," assures her that her, "statements...will have every consideration when the question of filling the vacancy on the Air Safety Board is taken up...." Signed boldly in full, "Franklin D. Roosevelt." FDR wrote this letter 4 days before the mid-term elections of 1938 brought more Republicans and anti-New Dealers into Congress. The letter bears the receipt date stamp of the "Democratic National Committee" of Nov. 3, 1938, with hand written correction to Nov. 4. Matted with black and white photograph and archivally framed in light silver gray mat with classic gilt painted wood frame. Framed image and size on request. The "Rainbow Fliers" were documents prepared by the Democratic National Committee Women's Division to promote the Roosevelt's New Deal policies and programs. The goal was to educate the public directly about issues ranging from tariffs, to home insurance, relief, civil service, farmers. Dorothy McAllister took over as Director of the Women's Division in the spring of 1937. A fine letter showing the relationship of President Roosevelt to the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee.

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        200,000 Feet: The Edge of the World

      New York: Dutton. (1938). First. First edition. A couple of tiny spots on the front board, still fine in a nice, very good plus, price-clipped dustwrapper with two old internal repairs. Esteemed filmmaker Michael Powell's first book, an account of the making of his 1937 film, The Edge of the World, about the evacuation of a Scottish fishing port. Powell went on to make many films that are now considered masterpieces including The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom, The Life and Times of Colonel Blimp, and Black Narcissus. Scarce in dustjacket. .

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

      London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1938. First revised and expanded edition. Hardcover. This is the British first revised and expanded edition, first printing, in dust jacket. Originally published in 1937, Great Contemporaries is Churchill's much-praised collection of insightful essays about 21 leading personalities of the day - including the likes of Lawrence, Shaw, and, most famously, Hitler. Churchill's piece about Hitler can be a shock to the modern ear, as it underscores his ability to write a balanced appraisal of his subject while expressing his earnest desire to avoid the war that he would fight with such ferocious resolve only a few years later. There is a reason this book is still in print today. It was written with what has been called "penetrating evaluation, humor, and understanding." Churchill's balanced and nuanced perspectives are a good model for many of today's more polemic writers. And naturally, in the course of sketching the character of his contemporaries Churchill necessarily reveals some of his own character and perspective. This first revised edition, published in 1938 soon after the first edition of 1937, added four new essays (Fisher, Parnell, Baden-Powell, and - of great interest - Roosevelt). While some of the people about whom Churchill wrote have receded into history, many remain well-known and all remain compellingly drawn. This is as fascinating a read today as when first published. As is the case with the first edition, first printing, the dust jacket for the 1938 revised edition is both scarce and sought. This British first revised edition, first printing, is a very clean, near fine copy in dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, bright, and tight with sharp corners and bright gilt. We note only trivial wear to extremities and a slight scuff to the spine corresponding to a closed tear in the dust jacket. The contents remain bright with no spotting. Differential toning to the endpapers corresponds to the dust jacket flaps and confirms what the superior binding already tells us - that this copy has spent its life jacketed. A single inked gift inscription on the first free endpaper is dated "January 1939" which is just two months after publication. The dust jacket is unclipped and substantially complete, but with considerable wear and wrinkling to the top inch of the front face, irregular loss at the spine head to a maximum depth of .75 inch at the upper hinges, and a .75 inch closed tear at the spine center with a bit of associated wrinkling. Despite these faults, the distinctive front face portrait is bright and clean and spine presentation is quite respectable. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A105.3.a, Woods/ICS A43(b.1), Langworth p.182.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
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        200,000 Feet: The Edge of the World

      New York: Dutton. (1938). First. First edition. A couple of tiny spots on the front board, still fine in a nice, very good plus, price-clipped dustwrapper with two old internal repairs. Esteemed filmmaker Michael Powell's first book, an account of the making of his 1937 film, The Edge of the World, about the evacuation of a Scottish fishing port. Powell went on to make many films that are now considered masterpieces including The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom, The Life and Times of Colonel Blimp, and Black Narcissus. Scarce in dustjacket. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Their Blood Is Strong.

      San Francisco, Simon J. Lubin Society of California, May 1938 - San Francisco, Simon J. Lubin Society of California, May 1938, second printing, wrappers. Softcover. Sold originally at 25 cents, is one of the most elusive of Steinbeck's books, with the famous front cover photo by Dorthea Lange of a migrant mother breast feeding her child, the book was a precursor to Steinbeck's publishing his masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath, Goldstone & Payne A10b, Morrow 87, Steinbeck's epilogue was written especially for this publication, the majority of the book had appeared previously in newspaper articles. Nearly fine. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James M. Dourgarian, Bookman ABAA]
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        Petroleum technology / American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers - 11 volumes [ALL PUBLISHED] bound in 6

      [York, Pa.] : The Institute 1938-1948 - Description: 11 v. : ill. ; 23 cm. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1938)-v. 11, no. 6 (Nov. 1948). Current frequency: Bimonthly, 1941-1948. Former frequency: Quarterly, 1938-1940. Merger of: Mining and metallurgy (New York, N.Y. : 1920) 0096-7289 (DLC) 19018922 (OCoLC)1757546. Journal of petroleum technology 0149-2136 (DLC) 51001529 (OCoLC)1695553. ISSN: 0369-9013. Linking ISSN: 0369-9013. Incorrect ISSN: 0078-785X. Notes: Title from cover. Merged in part with Mining and metallurgy, to form: Journal of petroleum technology. Subjects: Petroleum -Periodicals. Petroleum engineering --Periodicals. Provenance; from the library of Lewis W. MacNaughton (DeGolyer and MacNaughton) with his stamp. Very good copies all bound in full, fine-ribbed gilt-blocked cloth with raised bands and gilt cross-bands. An impressively well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. 4 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Portrait photograph of Erskine Caldwell

      New York, march 24, 1938. (CALDWELL, ERSKINE) 37.8 x 27.8 cm. (approximately 14 x 10-7/8 inches). Bust portrait. Gelatin silver print. Fine. Verso docketed in ink giving the name of the sitter and the date of the photograph

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        Death in the Making

      Covici Friede, New York, 1938, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionCAPA, ROBERT. Death in the Making, New York: Covici Friede, 1938. Quarto, first edition, pp. 98, beige cloth boards with black and beige lettering inside black boxes on spine and front, halftone photos. A seminal book in photojournalism and war reporting, giving the world a record of the Spanish Civil War. Not all the photos were taken by Capa; his lover, Gerda Taro, also contributed (she was killed in the war). These photos remain powerful, and are effectively presented in this format. See Parr & Badger, V.1., Page 139. Edges darkening, spine browned but good, former owner's name on front endpaper, small bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. Internally very good with only light age-toning. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Photography; Spain; 1930s; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 51447.

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        Adventures of a Bookseller

      London: Chatto & Windus, , 1938. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt on blue, top edge blue. Portrait frontispiece by Dame Laura Knight. Ownership signatures to front free endpaper and half-title. Spine faded and rolled, minor stains to boards, hinges tender, upper tips worn. A very good copy. First edition, first impression of Orioli's second autobiographical book. Nancy Cunard's copy, with her ownership inscription to the front pastedown and her pencil annotations to the text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        General Custer's troops being attacked by Indians

      Nice: C. Szwedzicki, [1938]. Original photograph for Plate 16 Sioux Indian Painting. Part II. Image 26 x 48.5 cm.. In the opposite direction of the published collotype. Signed on the verso in ink: H.B. Alexander Claremont, Calif. (Much clearer than the published collotype plate). From the estate of the artist and educator Millard Sheets, who was a friend and neighbor of the author.

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        Bedtime Stories - February, 1938 Issue. Peter Driben Cover. Vintage Pin-up

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

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        Tschapaiew - Das Bataillon der 21 Nationen. Dargestellt in Aufzeichnungen seiner Mitkämpfer.

      Madrid, Imprenta Coletiva Torrent, 1938 - Gr.8°, 383 (3) S. u. zahlr. Abb. a. Taf., OHLwd., Gebrauchspurig, guter Zustand EA. Selten! Eines der wichtigsten Bücher zum Spanischen Bürgerkrieg. Kantorowicz, Berliner Jurist, kämpfte seit 1936 in Spanien und wurde nach dem 2. Weltkrieg Professor für neuere deutsche Literatur in der DDR. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT GERMANY AWAKENED 1938

      Altona Hamburg-Bahrenfeld 1938 - Huge format 10 x 12-1/2 inch, 152-page very heavily illustrated original hard cover book - Deutschland Erwacht . 160 black and white photos. Huge fold - out photo with Nurnberg party rally on back.Excellent condition,from personal collection. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st US Edition, 1st State, with Original Dustjacket

      Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1938. 1st Edition, Hobbits, Lord of the Rings. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Poor. J.R.R. Tolkien. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1938, a 1st US Edition, 1st Impression, 1st State with the Bowing Hobbit to the title page. A wonderful copy of an extremely collectable book, housed in it's very rare and unrestored original dustjacket, now in multiple pieces. The remnants of the original dustjacket are housed in clear dustjacket protector, laid over a facsimile dustjacket, to show and protect this very scarce dustjacket. Quite possible to restore this, but would be a major and expensive restoration. So I am offering it as is, without embellishment or sophistication. The maps are bound opposite to the order of the List of Illustrations, as per Hammond and Anderson. Chapter VII header is uncorrected and reads as 'Chapter VI' This book features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. There are no names or writing in the book. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, showing a bit of browning to the margins, but without any foxing or marks whatsoever. The text block is tight with no loose pages or any separation from the binding. The original cloth shows only the most minor shelf wear on the bottom edges of the boards and spine. A small area to the top spine fold front corner shows a little soiling, mostly dusty from the areas that were originally missing on the dustjacket, and the normal handling and darkening of the exposed spine. The very rare 1st Dustjacket, is original and unrestored in Poor condition. It is now in 5 main pieces: the two flaps, the two main panels, and a small portion of the upper and lower spine, still a mostly whole original dustjacket. I have provided a custom clamshell case, fully bound in Black Morocco Leather, featuring raised bands, blue leather insets with the Title, Author, Dwarves' Hat, and Publisher and date, gilt stamped. The front panel of the clamshell has the Title and a larger Bowing Hobbit gilt stamped, with the back panel featuring the JRRT Monogram. A beautiful bright copy of this classic of fantasy literature. Digital photo's available, inquire if interested. Other Tolkien books available, include both the UK and US editions, original cloth bindings, custom fine bindings, and Signed/Numbered/Limited Editions. Near Fine / Poor.

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        Revista de Historia de America. volumes 1 to 54 (1938-1962)

      Mexico, D.F.: Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia 1938-1962 - volumes 1-54, an uninterrupted run of complete volumes, bound, ex library, very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Sprig and Turfy

      The Golden Eagle Press [1938], Mount Vernon, NY - Hardcover. Number VI of 108 copies. Signed and numbered by the artist. Includes fifteen plates. There are thirteen original watercolors by the noted artist, Kurt Roesch. The frontispiece and a second hors-text plate are lithographs. This is an overlooked livre d'artiste, published six years before the press printed Orpheus, a book recognized in The Artist and the Book 1860-1960. This work is the whimsical and mysterious story of a boy, Sprig, and his horse Turfy, and their nighttime adventure and transformation. In the colophon, Roesch writes: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in watercolor over a key plate in black, printed by S.A. Jacobs, The Golden Eagle Press, Mount Vernon, N.Y.". Bound in tan buckram with a gilt device on the front board, cloth ties, in a tri-fold chemise in a slipcase, both also covered in tan buckram. Book in near fine condition. Slipcase and chemise are very good with light wear. Unpaginated. PRI/081111. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Signed Portrait Photograph

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

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

      British Columbia British Columbia Telephone Company 1938. 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. First Edition Half Leather 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall; First Edition. Good

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        The Spanish Earth

      The J. B. Savage Company, Cleveland 1938 - Ernest Hemingway's "The Spanish Earth". Published in Cleveland by The J. B. Savage Company in 1938. First and only edition, limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 116 with "First Edition" stated underneath. First issue with the rare F. A. I. banner on the end papers. The book measures 5" x 7.75", 60 pages. Illustrated by Frederick K. Russell. The book is in near fine, unread condition. The boards and spine are in impeccable condition with clear and bright illustrations. The textblock is clean and bright with tight binding. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(E10-10) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Costume au Maroc. Fascicule Premier

      Paris E. de Boccard Editeur. Edition originale. Etat : Très bon. Petites salissures au premier plat (cf scan).

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        ENTREE DU PRINTEMPS suivi de MORT DU BLE.

      - Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1938. En feuilles : 25x33 cm. Ouvrage sur vélin antique à la main, illustré de 20 eaux-fortes originales de Willy Eisenchitz, entièrement colorée à la main. Couverture en papier fin. Chemise-étui en demi-toile beige. Petites traces de frottement sur l'étui, sinon ouvrage en excellent état et peu courant. Imprimé aux dépens des amis de l'artiste. Un des 175 exemplaires (91) signé de l'éditeur. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 500 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        200,000 Feet: The Edge of the World

      Dutton, New York 1938 - First edition. A couple of tiny spots on the front board, still fine in a nice, very good plus, price-clipped dustwrapper with two old internal repairs. Esteemed filmmaker Michael Powell's first book, an account of the making of his 1937 film, *The Edge of the World*, about the evacuation of a Scottish fishing port. Powell went on to make many films that are now considered masterpieces including *The Red Shoes*, *Peeping Tom*, *The Life and Times of Colonel Blimp*, and *Black Narcissus*. Scarce in dustjacket. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Town

      Coward McCann, New York 1938 - The first edition, published by Coward McCann in 1938. One of the twentieth century's most significant dramatic endeavors - and a play which has excersized enormous influece on generations of playrights ( smd sociologists ) A very attractive copy of the book - near fine bearing a gift inscrition that blends unobtrusively into the map endpapers. Recipient address label/stamp used. The dust jacket is near fine with just a bit of fade along the spine and some pinhead sized chips along the top edge of the rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF ETHEL WATERS

      [New York. 28 August 1938].. Original borderless gelatin silver print, with semi-matte finish, 8 x 10 inches (25.2 x 20.2 cm). Photographer's blindstamp in lower left corner; Atelier stamp and negative number ("IXN:26" in green ink in Van Vechten's hand on verso), minor bump at one corner, otherwise about fine. A fine portrait of the woman acknowledged as one of the most influential of all jazz and blues singers, often credited as the first African American "superstar." The image dates from the end of the decade that saw her triumphs at the Cotton Club, her Broadway successes (notably CABIN IN THE SKY), and her role as the first African American to star in a commercial coast-to-coast radio show. In this photograph, Waters has donned a narrow brimmed, short crowned hat with a feather and a daisy inserted in the hatband, has her fists on her hips, and is gazing off camera to her left, with a full smile. The Library of Congress Van Vechten collection includes at least four other images dating from the same sitting, but this image is not among those in the LC image database of the collection.

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        FAST COMPANY

      Dodd, Mead & Co. 1938 - First edition. GALLEY/PROOF. An incredibly RARE format of one of the classic bibliomysteries! The second recipient of The Dodd Mead "Red Badge: Mystery award. A VERY GOOD copy in wraps as issued. Front page nibbled at edges ; reading creases to spine; cocked. Later filmed and followed by two more movies , screenplays wriiten by Page /Kurnitz.His other film credits included two of the "Thin Man" films, "The Inspector General," "Land of the Pharaohs" (with William Faulkner), "Witness for the Prosecution," , "A Shot in the Dark," and "How to Steal a Million" . A TERRIFIC BIBLIOMYSTERY with Joel and Garda Glass, book dealers/investigators, co-operating to solve the mystery a la Nick & Nora Charles. RARE in this format ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: THE USUAL SUSPECTS (IOBA)]
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        Obligations pour la roulette de Monte-Carlo

      Paris: XXe Siècle, 1938. Offset lithograph in color. Schwarz, no. 406. Of of 155 impressions. 314 x 220 mm. Left margin trimmed almost to the text.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Out of Africa

      New York:: Random House,, 1938. . A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with a small chip to the bottom edge of the front panel and a touch of wear to the spine. Otherwise a very collectible copy of this classic memoir of author Dinesen's life in Africa..

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        French Riviera Villages. Aquatints by Augusta Rathbone. Photographs by Juliet Thompson. Text by Virginia Thompson.

      New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1938 - Quarto. Original natural buckram, printed paper labels to spine and upper board, map endpapers. Housed in the publisher's box. An excellent copy. 12 aquatint plates, 56 plates from photographs. First edition, first printing. Scarce in the original box. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Chosen People

      Jonathan Cape, 1938, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionMissing flyleaf. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, but spine is slightly cocked. Endpapers browned slightly . Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24806.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        Masques Dogons

      - Gros in 8°, relié toile verte, 900 pages, + 32 pages photos + le disque : danse gona du masque Kanaga, danse Kakandige.Plus de 250 illustrations, dont une partie en couleurs Paris, Institut d'Ethnologie, Musée de l'Homme, 1938. Tres bel état de cette édition originale, rare car complet du disque. (photos disponibles).

      [Bookseller: Librairie Bombillon]
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        The Code of the Woosters

      London: Herbert Jenkins Limited,, 1938. Octavo. Original blue-green cloth, titles and publisher's device to spine in black, titles to front board in black, top edge dark green. With the illustrated dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, mild foxing to edges. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression in book form. This sequel to Right Ho, Jeeves was originally published as a serial in the Saturday Evening Post between 16 July and 3 September 1938. The first instalment in the Totleigh Towers saga.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        OUT Of AFRICA

      New York:: Random House. (1938).. 8vo. 1st edition. ix, [1 (blank)], 389, [1 (blank)] pp.. Black cloth spine over orange cloth boards, with gilt stamped lettering to spine. Pale green topstain. Dust jacket. VG+ (gilt bright/slight cock/binder's glue discoloration along. hinges)/VG+ (spine panel lightly sun-tanned/very light wear)..

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        The WAR The INFANTRY KNEW. 1914 - 1919. A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with the Second Battalion, His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers: Founded on Personal Records, Recollections and Reflections, Assembled, Edited and Partly Written by One of their Medical Officers

      London:: P. S. King & Son Ltd., Orchard House, 14 Great Smith Street, Westminster,. 1938.. 8-3/4" x 6". 1st edition. Reputedly LIMITED to 500 copies, privately printed for the author. xvi, 613, [1] pp.. Original red cloth binding, gilt stamped lettering to spine and front board.. Very modest wear to binding (light rubbing to edges [top right edge. mildly bumped], slight darkening to spine). Some darkening and foxing. to textblock edges. Age-toning and foxing to paper (especially. endpapers & flyleaves). Withal, a VG - VG+ example.. James Churchill Dunn was a British medical officer during World War I. He served as the Regimental Medical Officer for the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and his anonymously published memoir The War the Infantry Knew is regarded as one of the best records of soldier's real lives in the Great War. The title is compiled as a group of letters by over 50 individuals, mainly within the Royal Welch Fusiliers, as an account of their experiences in the war. Mainy interesting anecdotes and true (though perhaps biased, see excerpt below) happenings of the front-line are recorded within the text. One particularly moving incident is recorded on pg. 102 by Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant F. Powell of the 1914 Christmas armistice where "At 8.30 I fired three shots in the air and put up a flag with "Merry Christmas" on it, and I climbed on the parapet. He put up a sheet with "Thank You" on it, and the German Captain appeared on the parapet. We both bowed and saluted and got down into our respective trenches, and he fired two shots in the air, and the War was on again." Stories such as these are packed throughout the book, and offer as much heartbreaking insight to the war as they do charming narratives of typical male thoughts and opinions. Excerpt from Dunn's Preface: "War will always interest men... This Chronicle is offered as an authentic record of the comings and goings, the chances, deeds and moods of the Second Battalion of His Majesty's 23rd Foot, the Royal Welch Fusiliers; it tells of blissful and what were counted hum-drum days as well as of fevered hours and minutes... Nowehere has the story been adjusted to any official view; it remains throughout a series of records of individual observation and, in the main, of common outlook and talk in billet and trench. The views are mostly repetitions of casual talks, of gossip during reliefs and at other times when news was exchanged; they reflect front-line knowledge and attitude, and express its mood... The Battalion was always used late in action. Attacks had to be made with the knowledge of others' failures, and over their dead. Such a lot called for a full measure of steadfastness and devotion, and yielded no redeeming spectacular repute." . 27 inserted plates of maps titled "Sketches" in rear (all accounted for).

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        To His Biographer, Robert Graves [and] Liddel Hart

      New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1938. Information About Himself, in the Form of Letters, Notes, and Answers to Questions. Edited with a Critical Commentary. 2 volumes bound in 1, octavo. Publisher's blue morocco presentation binding by The French Binders (garden City, N. Y.), spine gilt in compartments, double line ruling to boards and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Portrait frontispiece to each volume. Binding rubbed, endpapers tanned from turn-ins, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. First editions, first impressions. Publisher's presentation copy. Each volume an out-of-series copy from a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, the first signed by Graves on the limitation leaf and the second signed by Liddel Hart on the limitation leaf.

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        You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up

      McBride, New York 1938 - First edition. Attractive bookplate of L.C. Perry on the front fly, else fine, lacking the dustwrapper. A lost classic of hardboiled fiction, when it came out it was compared to *The Postman Always Rings Twice* and *They Shoot Horses, Don't They?* An Oklahoma man comes home and finds his wife and child gone, perhaps to California, and he sets out after them. The only mystery novel written by Eric Knight, an excellent and very versatile writer (he also wrote *Lassie, Come Home*) who died in a plane crash during WWII. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Royal Escape.

      London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1938 - Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board imprinted with author's initials. With the dust jacket. Spine ends faded and a tad bumped, in dust jacket that has chips at head and tail of spine, nicked edges, chipped corners and a punched hole on the front flap to remove the price. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Flora J. Goodyear. From John. Xmas. 1938." A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Heyer's fifth historical novel, set in 1651, about Charles II's escape from Worcester to Trent and thence to France.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The WAR The INFANTRY KNEW. 1914 - 1919. A Chronicle of Service in France and Belgium with the Second Battalion, His Majesty's Twenty-Third Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers: Founded on Personal Records, Recollections and Reflections, Assembled, Edited and Partly Written by One of their Medical Officers

      London:: P. S. King & Son Ltd., Orchard House, 14 Great Smith Street, Westminster,. 1938.. 8-3/4" x 6". 1st edition. Reputedly LIMITED to 500 copies, privately printed for the author. xvi, 613, [1] pp.. Original red cloth binding, gilt stamped lettering to spine and front board.. Very modest wear to binding (light rubbing to edges [top right edge. mildly bumped], slight darkening to spine). Some darkening and foxing. to textblock edges. Age-toning and foxing to paper (especially. endpapers & flyleaves). Withal, a VG - VG+ example.. James Churchill Dunn was a British medical officer during World War I. He served as the Regimental Medical Officer for the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and his anonymously published memoir The War the Infantry Knew is regarded as one of the best records of soldier's real lives in the Great War. The title is compiled as a group of letters by over 50 individuals, mainly within the Royal Welch Fusiliers, as an account of their experiences in the war. Mainy interesting anecdotes and true (though perhaps biased, see excerpt below) happenings of the front-line are recorded within the text. One particularly moving incident is recorded on pg. 102 by Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant F. Powell of the 1914 Christmas armistice where "At 8.30 I fired three shots in the air and put up a flag with "Merry Christmas" on it, and I climbed on the parapet. He put up a sheet with "Thank You" on it, and the German Captain appeared on the parapet. We both bowed and saluted and got down into our respective trenches, and he fired two shots in the air, and the War was on again." Stories such as these are packed throughout the book, and offer as much heartbreaking insight to the war as they do charming narratives of typical male thoughts and opinions. Excerpt from Dunn's Preface: "War will always interest men... This Chronicle is offered as an authentic record of the comings and goings, the chances, deeds and moods of the Second Battalion of His Majesty's 23rd Foot, the Royal Welch Fusiliers; it tells of blissful and what were counted hum-drum days as well as of fevered hours and minutes... Nowehere has the story been adjusted to any official view; it remains throughout a series of records of individual observation and, in the main, of common outlook and talk in billet and trench. The views are mostly repetitions of casual talks, of gossip during reliefs and at other times when news was exchanged; they reflect front-line knowledge and attitude, and express its mood... The Battalion was always used late in action. Attacks had to be made with the knowledge of others' failures, and over their dead. Such a lot called for a full measure of steadfastness and devotion, and yielded no redeeming spectacular repute." . 27 inserted plates of maps titled "Sketches" in rear (all accounted for).

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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