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        If I Die Before I Wake

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        ?I am of the opinion it is just a racket ? find out about it ? so I can tell these Senators the truth about it.?

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

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        Die Liebesinsel. Komödie in fünf Akten.

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

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        Mr. Moto is So Sorry

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

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

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

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        Too Many Cooks

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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        America: Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ALS - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

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

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        Changing the Skyline

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

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

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

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        Tribut to Ballet (LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED COPY)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        FERDINAND THE BULL CUT-OUTS (code number 925)

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

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

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

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

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        Not Their Breed & The Forgotten Man

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

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        The Long Valley

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

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        Origineel handschrift van de bundel Kaleidoscoop.

      Schoolschrift. 20,8 x 16,5 cm. Vijfenzestig bladen. Recto en verso. Met enkele correcties van de auteur.* Volledig handschrift van de dichtbundel Kaleidoscoop (1938), dat op de drukkerij Bosch & Keuning als legger is gebruikt. Op het omslag plakte de vormgever een vel met technische gegevens voor de uitgave, zoals 'Papiersoort middel-vergé' en 'Lettertype egmont'.Dit handschrift omvat tevens 'Toon': dit beruchte gedicht, genoemd naar de boerenknecht van De Mérodes hospita, zou in de dichtbundel tussen 'De Boerendochter' en 'Huisbezoek' worden geplaatst. 's Dichters broer, de uitgever Pieter Keuning, ontdekte echter de vloek ('Verdomme') in de zevende regel en maakte bezwaar, met alle gevolgen van dien. In 1936 werd het contract voor de bundel gesloten, maar in het voorjaar van 1938 verscheen Kaleidoscoop pas: met 49 in plaats van 50 gedichten. 'Toon' werd wel opgenomen in Willem de Mérode, Verzamelde gedichten (Amsterdam 2001), p. 1357.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Fokas HOLTHUIS]
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      NY: Stokes, (1938) - SIGNED & INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Water-stained boards on a good square copy happily without any of the foxing usually seen on this elusive title. Better than very good dust jacket is clipped (though not the price), shows only moderate creasing an d just three relatively minor chips: two to spine extremities and one to lower rear panel. Book is from library of famed multi-millionaire bibliophile Edward T. (Ned) Guymon, intimate of Dannay & Lee, Hammett, Chandler, Christie, etc., (and the many whom Fred Dannay credits as being his guide & predecessor). On the front pastedown is Guymon's own weirdly fascinating bookplate. Book is a PRESENTATION COPY from Fred Dannay to Guymon's secretary Gertrude Larson, and bears this inscription penned in the bold cursive hand of Dannay: "To / Ned Guymon's / secretary -- / Gertrude Larson -- / with the best wishes / of the author / "Ellery Queen"." A highly fascinating association copy. This is also an advance copy which has the slip laid in. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        TOO MANY COOKS: A Nero Wolfe Mystery

      New York:: Farrar & Rinehart. (1938). First edition. His fifth mystery, complete with a recipe section in back. An early Nero Wolfe featuring a rare trip away from home. The book is very nearly fine and bright in very good dust jacket with spine sunned and minor chipping at corners and spine ends.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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      Am. Mag. 1938 - First edition, Near Fine condition/ Very Good attached dust jacket with several chips. Clamshell box with recipes. Inscribed by the author. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rushton H. Potts]
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      New York: William Morrow. 1938. First. First American edition. Very slightly spine cocked, with some foxing to the cloth on the spine, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Signed by the author, his third book published in the U.S. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Prestwick Golf Club A History and Some Records

      Jackson, Son & Co., Glasgow 1938 - 144 pages, 66 illustrations, red cloth with gilt lettering. Murdoch 690. Donovan & Murdoch 34310. Contains the five fold-out maps in the back of the book which trace the evolution of the course over time. Both the books and the fold-out maps are in fine condition. Only some light foxing on the first few pages. Prestwick was the birthplace of the Open Championship and played host to it twenty four times. The book contains many early 20th century photographs of golfers on the links. They are extraordinary. Most golfers are wearing jackets, ties, hats and many are smoking pipes or cigars. The photographs show their swings which are quite different than the golf swing today. Not only one of the rarest of all club histories but also one of the best. D & J S15520. We specialize in golf books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Valuable Book Group, LLC]
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        De tweede schipvaart der Nederlanders naar Oost-Indië onder Jacob Cornelisz. van Neck en Wybrant Warwijck 1598-1600. Journalen, documenten en andere bescheiden uitgegeven en toegelicht door J. Keuning.

      - 's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1938-51. 9 volumes. Cloth and half cloth (index volume wrappers). With 181 maps, plates, illustrations and facsimiles.* Linschoten-Vereeniging XLII, XLIV, XLVI, XLVIII, L. - During this second voyage of the Dutch to the East Indies superior leadership was displayed. The able and sympathetic admiral, Jacob van Neck, was in supreme command. All eight ships reached Bantam and four of them were able to return immediately, loaded with pepper. The remaining four, under the command of vice-admiral Wybrant van Warwijck, continued the journey to Amboyna, the chief centre of the clove trade in the Spice Islands. Warwijck despatched his deputy, Jacob van Heemskerck, to the Banda Archipelago, the only place in the world in those days where nutmeg and its by-product mace were found. - Fine complete set. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        Max and the White Phagocytes

      Obelisk 1938 - One of 1000 copies printed by The Obelisk Press in September of 1938. The wrappers are just a bit toned, particularly to the spine, and display very marginal wear to the yapped edges. A much nicer copy than typically encountered. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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      Paris: Obelisk Press, 1938.. Large octavo. Decorated wrappers. First edition of Miller's first collection of short pieces. Wrappers a bit darkened and marked, spine a bit creased, small nick in rear wrapper, short snag at crown of upper joint, otherwise a very good copy. Folding cloth case.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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      1938. Art. Watercolor size: 12" x 15.5". Frame size: 20.5" x 25.5". Watercolor is signed and dated in lower right. It is in excellent condition in original frame. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Original pen-and-ink drawing, "Fascism"

      1938. Grunbaum (1909-2009) was born in Seattle and graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Washington. After a brief engagement as a WPA art instructor, he moved to New York City, where he participated in numerous exhibitions of politically-engaged art throughout the Thirties and Forties, as well as serving on the editorial board of the left-wing art journal Art Front. His later career was spent as an art director for various mainstream publications, including The New Republic and Scientific American, but he continued to exhibit work at least through the 1960's. He experimented with both social-realist and surrealist techniques, and the current work clearly draws inspiration from both. A few of the highlights have been touched up with white ink, as if for publication, but we have not discovered a published example of this drawing. Pen-and-ink on heavy composition paper, sheet size 17-1/2" x 22" (ca 45cm x 56cm), with ca. 2" margins on all sides. Slight mat burn; small tear into lower edge (far from image); light soil, still fine and bright. Titled and signed in pencil below image area; also signed and dated in ink, lower right. A large, expertly-rendered composition.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        Le bruit et la fureur [The Sound and the Fury]

      Gallimard, Paris 1938 - First French edition. Translated by Maurice E. Coindreau. Original pale blue printed wrappers in French-folded tissue dustwrapper. Spine very slightly tanned, else fine. One of 20 hors commerce copies, this copy Inscribed by the translator to Mlle. Gabrielle Yras. Faulkner's early and staunch appreciation by, and influence upon, French intellectuals prior to his "rediscovery" in America, is well documented. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Atlantic Reporter [1st]. Vols. 1-200 (1885-1938)

      1938. Atlantic Reporter [1st]. St. Paul, MN: West Group. Vols 1 to 200, (1885-1938). Volume 1 to 105 leatherbound, volumes 106 to 200 Cloth. Ex-library. Interiors clean. See digital image. Publisher's cloth. * Coverage includes synopses and headnotes for state court appellate cases from nine eastern states, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and the District of Columbia Municipal Court of Appeals.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Wait Until Spring

      Stacpole, 1938. 1st. Hardcover. A VG+ bright tight copy in a VG to VG+ dj litely chipped at spine ends.

      [Bookseller: CANFORD BOOK CORRAL]
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