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        The Open Fields

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Fu Jen Catholic University of Peking. 1938 Annual. Fujen

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

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

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

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

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

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        TO YOU MR CHIPS

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

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        THE AFFAIR AT PALM SPRINGS.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress First Report. [in Japanese.]

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Lucius Books]
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        The Death of the Heart

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Silver Princess in Oz

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LE TAPIS DE PRIÈRES

      POUR LES AMIS DU DOCTEUR LUCEIN-GRAUX 1938 - In-4, en feuilles, couverture illustrée, emboitage de l'éditeur. EXCEPTIONNELLE ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE PAR F.-L SCHMIED (7 hors texte et 3 lettrines à pleine page et illustration de la couverture). Les compositions ont été gravées par T. Schmied. TIRAGE UNIQUE LIMITÉ À 125 EXEMPLAIRES NUMÉROTÉS SUR VÉLIN D'ARCHES. SCHMIED : D'UN RAFFINEMENT EXTRÊME, SES LIVRES ET SES RELIURES FIRENT LE BONHEUR DES BIBLIOPHILES LES PLUS EXIGEANTS DE L'ENTRE-DEUX-GUERRES ET SONT AUJOURD'HUI TRÈS RECHERCHÉS. IL INCARNA LE STYLE ART DÉCO QU'IL PORTA À SON SOMMET DANS LE DOMAINE DE L'ÉDITION POUR BIBLIOPHILES. (Exemplaire complet avec la note pour Messieurs les relieurs). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LA CARTOUCHE]
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        The culture of organs

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

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        The Code of the Woosters

      Herbert Jenkins 1938 - A near fine first edition in a very good dust jacket. First printing 1938 stated on the copyright page and original price of 7'6 on the dust jacket spine. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Red Funnel Stuff for 1938: The story of the well-known Red Funnel steamers whose home for the past seventy years has been Southampton

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Styrsky a Toyen.

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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        West Of The Rio Grande

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

      [Bookseller: Sunrise Books Ltd]
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        Rebecca.

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

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

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

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        La Metamorfosis

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        My Sister Eileen

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

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        La maison de la peur. Preface et illustrations de Max Ernst.

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

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

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

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        Figure Away

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Being Geniuses Together

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

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        BEING GENIUSES TOGETHER: An Autobiography

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

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        The Long Valley

      The Viking Press, New York 1938 - First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by John Steinbeck on a laid in signature. A wonderful copy. This ORIGINAL dustjacket is rich in color without the ubiquitous fading to the spine found on most dustjackets. The book is in great shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a fabulous copy SIGNED by the author housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy SIGNED Steinbeck First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Les vanilliers

      Gallimard 1938 - - Gallimard, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers, un des exemplaires du service de presse. Rare et précieux envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Germaine Krull. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, 1st Edition, Later State

      Houghton Mifflin, Boston and New York 1938 - 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A great copy of an extremely collectable book. This is the 1st Edition, 1st Impression, 3rd State, with the publishers device (flautist) on the title page. The maps are in the proper order as per the List of Illustrations. This book also has the half title page as called for, and has the corrected 'Chapter VII' on page 118. It features the 4 color and 9 black and white illustrations by Tolkien, all of which are present and in extremely clean and bright condition. The text block and maps are also very clean and bright, with a few odd stains to the edges of the textblock scattered thru the book. No names or inscriptions. Minor wear to the corners of the boards, rubbed thru to the top corners with a bit of fraying. The original cloth of the spine shows some wear to the top and bottom edges, and has considerable darkening to the cloth from exposure and soiling. The boards are soiled to the edges but overall Very Good. I have provided a one piece facsimile of the very scarce 1st Dustjacket, as well as a custom marbled paper slipcase to help protect and show off this lovely classic of modern fiction. 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. Very Good Plus / Facsimile Only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Epicure in Hawaii, The Epicure in Mexico, and The Epicure in China.

      1938 - Oblong 8vo., 3 volumes in original cloth backed boards, Hawaii with wooden boards, Mexico with green patterned paper covered boards, China with orange with gilt flecks paper covered boards, preserved in original repaired card box. First edition of The Epicure in Hawaii has woodcut illustrations by Mallette Dean with typography by Jane Grabhorn. Printed in red and black. Special Printing of The Epicure in China issued in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Ginling College, illustrated by Lena Peters. First edition of The Epicure in Mexico printed in red and black (a little spotting to cloth). Each volume with the bookplate of Margot and H Richard Archer. H. Richard Archer, Ph.D., was former bibliographer at the Clark Library and custodian and director of the Rare Book Collection at Chapin Library at Williams College, Williamstown. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Works and Other Writings. Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. With an Introduction by John Masefield. Hampstead Edition in the publisher's slipcases

      New Your: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good. 1938. A perfect set in the publisher's slipcases. Half grained navy morocco; this set's color not having succumbed to fading. Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. With an Introduction by John Masefield. Signed by both Forman & Masefield. Number 836 of only 1050 copies. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by editor .

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        Demokratie und Sozialismus. Zur politischen Geschichte der letzten 150 Jahre

      Amsterdam: Allert de Lange, . Mit sehr schöner, handschriftlicher Widmung von Arthur Rosenberg an seinen Freund, den im Exil lebenden Politologen Franz Neumann (Behemoth): "Meinem l. Freunde F. Neumann überreicht von A.Rosenberg 3/3 39, New York".. Amsterdam, Allert de Lange, 1938. 8°. 345 Seiten. Originales Leinen. Bestossen und in der Bindung gelockert. Mit sehr schöner, handschriftlicher Widmung von Arthur Rosenberg an seinen Freund, den im Exil lebenden Politologen Franz Neumann (Behemoth): "Meinem l. Freunde F. Neumann überreicht von A.Rosenberg 3/3 39, New York".

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        Plastique. 1938 - N. 3

      Paris - New York, 1938. n. 3. legatura con punto metallico (stapled binding). Molto buono (Very Good). 8vo. Scritti di Georges L. K. Morris (A la recerche d'une tradition de l'art abstrait), A. E. Gallatin (Abstract painting and the museum of living art), Balcomb Greene (American perspective), L.K. (Die Entwicklung der abstrakten Kunst in Amerika), Eugen Jolas (Ten Years Transition), Charles G. Shaw (The Plastic Polygon). Con 18 ill. in nero. Testi in italiano, inglese, francese e tedesco

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        Poetical Works and Other Writings. Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. With an Introduction by John Masefield. Hampstead Edition in the publisher's slipcases

      New Your: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good. 1938. A perfect set in the publisher's slipcases. Half grained navy morocco; this set's color not having succumbed to fading. Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. With an Introduction by John Masefield. Signed by both Forman & Masefield. Number 836 of only 1050 copies. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by editor .

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        Disintegration of uranium by neutrons: a new type of nuclear reaction" WITH "Physical evidence for the division of heavy nuclei under neutron bombardment" WITH "Liberation of neutrons in the nuclear explosion of uranium" WITH "Products of the fission of the uranium nucleus" in Nature Volume 143, 1939, pp. 239-240; p. 276; pp. 470-471; p. 471-472

      FIRST EDITIONS, FOUR LANDMARK PAPERS DOCUMENTING THE DISCOVERY OF NUCLEAR FISSION, including Meitner and Frisch's "Disintegration of Uranium by Neutron", the first announcement of the new process.  Building upon the work of many before him, including Rutherford, Chadwick, Corbino, Pontecorvo, Curie and Joliot, Enrico Fermi wanted "to patent a process they had perfected for the production of artificial radio-activity by slow neutron bombardment. This process was a by-product of repetitions and enlargements of a discovery [by Curie and Joliot] that the bombardment of certain light elements with alpha particles induced radio-activity. "Experiments conducted in 1938 at Berlin by Hahn and Strassman were reported to Lise Meitner, an Austrian scientist who had fled to Copenhagen to escape religious persecution. She and her nephew, O. R. Frisch, working in Niels Bohr's laboratory, found the true explanation of these phenomenon. The interpolation of a neutron into the nucleus of a uranium atom caused it to divide into two parts and to release energy amounting to about 200,000,000 electron volts. This process bore such a close similarity to the division of a living cell that Frisch suggested the use of the term 'fission' [in these papers] to describe it… Halban, Joliot, and Kowarski established the theoretical possibility of a self-perpetuating reaction…Halban, Joliot and Kowarski [had] established the theoretical possibility of a self-perpetuating reaction chain" (PMM 422). ALSO present in this volume are two other important papers by Joliot, Halban, and Kowarski "showed that fission, induced by thermal neutrons, led to the production of fast neutrons and that several of such fast neutrons - they give an average number of 3.5 ± 0.7 - were produced in a single fission process" (Brandt, Harvest of a Century, 278): "Number of Neutrons Liberated in the Nuclear Fission of Uranium" p. 680 and "Energy of Neutrons liberated in the Nuclear Fission of Uranium induced by Thermal neutrons" p. 939. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Macmillan. Complete volume. 4to (Quarto). 10.5 x 7.5 inches (262 x 187mm). [liv], 1080, [4]. Ex-libris bearing a pictorial bookplate on the front paste down, a small stamp and blind stamp on the title page; small unobtrusive darkened square area at the foot of the spine showing where a spine label has been removed. Bound in green cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Very tightly bound; minor rubbing at the edges and spine. Bright and clean throughout.

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        Photo Album - Set of 2 - UAC - Nigeria

      Nigeria, 1938. The Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, circa 1938-1940. Pair of photograph albums together containing 102 gelatin silver print snapshot photographs compiled by an admnistrator for the United Africa Company (UAC) while engaged in foreign trade, shipping, and palm oil plantations. Oblong 8vo. string-tied albums measuring approximately 30,5 x 25 cm, black paper boards, fronts embossed with a cameo portrait of a bearded aged man. Photographs vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 10 x 7 cm, and the largest 21 x 16 cm, and are mounted onto incised cardstock leaves. Slight wear to extremities of boards, scant few prints faded slightly, otherwise in Very Good Condition, internally sound with crisp images. This well rouned photographic chronicle of inter-war development and industry in Nigeria, also renders glimpses of traditional indigenous life uninterrupted by Western industrialization. Seen in at least one photograph is Chairman of the United Africa Company, Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, best known as 'Father of the Royal Air Force'. The company's steamship Zarian is shown in three photographs. Other merchant vessels are seen on the Kaduna River, at Zungeru, former capital of the British protectorate of Northern Nigeria from 1902 until 1916.Scenes of traditional and historical West African interest include a photograph of two tribal hunters with bow and arrows, a group of women and children washing in a river, men donning long white robes called grand boubou or babban riga, a sizeable camel caravan, and small mules being for transportation. In an unidentified city, a district appears to be frequented only by men while a busy produce market is primarily attended by the women. Also interesting is a large religious procession of Nigerians in white gowns carrying a banner of Archangel Micheal and numerous offerings on cushions, seemingly the Cherubim and Seraphim church founded in 1925, probably celebrating Holy Michael's Day. Relics of antiquity appear in a view of a large ancient stone monument and monolith rock carving, and also in scenes around the ancient city walls of Kano in northern Nigeria. [The Kano wall is a 14km radius earthen structure, and a vital reference point in the development of Hausa Kingdoms and culture. Its foundation was laid by Sakri Gijimasu from 1095 - 1134 and completed mid-14th century.] Various aspects of economic development of Colonial Nigeria, specifically the interests of the United Africa Company, are captured here, several images relating to the acquisition and conveyance of palm oil. [The Niger Delta region was sometimes called the Oil Rivers for its heyday in palm oil production during Great Britain's Industrial Revolution.] Large shops and shelters are erected for importing British motor cars, one which bears a sign for West Africa Motor Cars, an industry which was just beginning to expand in the 1930s. At important railway station in northern Nigeria a train departs with first and second class sleeping cars, as well as cargo cars, evidently travelling between major trade centers and also to certain remote settlements. Finally, we see an entrance leading to an underground tunnel, with rail ties and mining equipment strewn alongside. [Mining was a significant element in the success of British colonial economy in Nigeria. Organized mining began in 1903 when the Mineral Survey of the Northern Protectorates was created by the British colonial government. A year later, the Mineral Survey of the Southern Protectorates was founded. By the 1940s, Nigeria had become a major producer of tin, columbite, and coal.] Pertaining to governance of the colony, an inspection of the British Army's African troops of the Royal West African Frontier Force, Nigerian Regiment, took place during the photographer's time in Nigeria. An African soldier also stands guard at a motorcar warehouse; and another waits with a motor car and luggage labeled "O.C.C." for the Office of the Chief of Cavalry. Royal navy and army officers are sometimes wearing the foreign service pith helmet with Royal Arms emblem and plume embellishment.The United Africa Company (UAC) was a British company which principally traded in West Africa during the 20th century, and active in three principle industries: import & export trading, shipping, and palm oil plantations. The company was formed in 1929 with the merger of The Niger Company which had been effectively owned by Lever Brothers since 1920, and the African & Eastern Trade Corporation. [William Hesketh Lever was a well known soap manufacturer and became involved in the West Africa trade to supply his company primarily with palm oil.] The new company had a fleet of only five ships but rapidly expanded its fleet. The West African trade called for a unique type of fleet, one made up of several small vessels rather than a few large ones, this to facilitate frequent deliveries at many ports. With the outbreak of war in September 1939 the British government immediately requisitioned all 16 UAC ships. The company would become Palm Line in 1949, which operated until 1986. UAC Nigeria was first incorporated in Nigeria under the name Nigerian Motors Ltd on April 22, 1931 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the United Africa Company Ltd. which later became UAC International ("UACI"). UACI, a subsidiary of Unilever, included in its business the activities formerly carried on by a number of other companies including The Niger Company Ltd. and the African and Eastern Trade Corporation Ltd, all of which had long-standing trading links with West Africa. Palm oil from Elaeis guineensis has long been recognized in West and Central African countries. It became a highly sought-after commodity by British traders, for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery during Britain's Industrial Revolution. European merchants trading with West Africa occasionally purchased palm oil for use as a cooking oil in Europe. Palm oil also formed the basis of soap products, such as Lever Brothers' (now Unilever) "Sunlight" soap, and the American Palmolive brand. By around 1870, palm oil constituted the primary export of some West African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria although this was overtaken by cocoa in the 1880s. Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard (1873-1956) was a British officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force, twice appointed Chief of the Air Staff. He has been described as the 'Father of the Royal Air Force'. As a young infantry officer, Trenchard served in India and with the outbreak of the Boer War, he volunteered for service in South Africa. After the end of the Boer War, Trenchard saw service in Nigeria where he was involved in efforts to bring the interior under settled British rule and quell inter-tribal violence. During his time in West Africa, Trenchard commanded the Southern Nigeria Regiment for several years. As Chief of the Air Staff under Winston Churchill in 1919, Trenchard spent the following decade securing the future of the Royal Air Force. In 1936 he took on the chairmanship of the United Africa Company, which had scouted him for his West African knowledge and experience. He kept the position until 1953 when he resigned. SS Zarian (2) was a British cargo steamship, built in 1938 by Furness Shipbuilding Co., owned by United Africa Company (UAC). Commanded by Master William Edward Pelissier, her home port was Freetown, Sierra Leone. She was torpedoed and sunk by U.591 on 28 December 1942, on her way from Leith to Takoradi; four lives were lost. In 1914 Governor-General Sir Frederick Lugard amalgamated the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria with the Protectorate of Northern Nigeria to form the "Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria." As one of the wealthiest British colonies, it was a good candidate for being the first colony to be granted independence. Nigeria was first given increased autonomy as the Federation of Nigeria on 1 October 1954 and made fully independent in 1960.. Very Good.

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        Nirtan or The Dance of the Soul

      Deventer : Kluwer, Holland 1938 - black boards, gilt lettering, sharp corners, pages clean, binding very good, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Each Dawn I Die

      Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company. (1938). First. First edition. Spine heavily bleached, good only in an internally lined, good dustwrapper with a small chip at the crown. Inscribed by the author: "To Jennie & Lee Luschier -- my old friends. Jerome Bob Odlum. Mar. 25, 1938." Also Inscribed in another hand, presumably that of the author's wife: "To -- Lee and Jennie Luschier. Mildred & Bob Odlum." Basis for the 1939 William Keighley film featuring James Cagney as an unjustly imprisoned reporter, and George Raft as a hard-as-nails mobster he turns to for help. Scarce in jacket, and especially signed. .

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