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        Nine Chains to the Moon

      Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott. (1938). First. First edition. Boards a bit worn, a very good copy in a price-clipped, near very good dustwrapper with shallow chipping at the extremities, some internal repairs, and considerable rubbing. Signed by the author at a later date. The first book by the designer, inventor, and polymath whose influence has increased with time. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      Lippincott, Philadelphia 1938 - Book: Minor dust along top edge, owner's name; Dust Jacket: Tiny chips at spine ends; Drawings plus two fold-outs in rear [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gravelly Run Antiquarians]
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        Our Town

      Coward-McCann, New York 1938 - 128 pages. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket art by A. E. Fisher. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Fine book with the spine a touch faded in a near fine dust jacket with the spine very slightly faded and a tiny bit of wear to the corners. A beautiful copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Fireproof Books]
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        My Ears Are Bent

      New York: Sheridan House. (1938). First. First edition. Previous owner's neat gift inscription, rear endpaper wrinkled, a very good or better copy in a very good example of the rare dustwrapper with small chips at the crown and rear panel, some rubbing, tears, and other light wear. The author's exceptionally rare first book, a collection of short pieces from his days as a reporter for the New York World-Telegram, the New York Herald Tribune and The New Yorker. Anecdotally it has been said that Mitchell would not allow this book to be reprinted in his lifetime because of some racial characterizations that are now considered inappropriate. This may be the case but Mitchell's writing, while never precious, could hardly be considered insensitive. We have seen only a handful of jacketed copies in thirty years of searching. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Double Jeopardy

      New York: Macaulay Company. (1938). First. First edition. Near fine with light wear to the boards, some darkening to the pastedown gutters from the binder's glue, and a small owner stamp on the front fly, in near fine dustwrapper with mild rubbing and a little offsetting to the front flap from the same owner stamp. The first of Goldsmith's three mysteries, predating his classic Detour by one year. The jacket publicity makes some comparisons of this novel to The Postman Always Rings Twice. Very scarce, particularly in this condition. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Self Portrait

      New York: 1938. Woodcut. 35 x 26 cm. 13-7/8 x 10-/14 inches. One of 10 signed, titled, dated and numbered impressions in pencil on old Japanese paper. Reproduced as the frontispiece in Emory Ladányi Woodcuts, Kövesdy Gallery, New York, 1986.

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
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        Porträtfoto mit eighd. Widmung, dat. Salzburg 1938. [12,8 x 7,7cm].

      o. O. [Rom ?], 1938 - o. O. [Rom ?], o. J. [um 1938]. Auf dem Blatt mit der Widmung montiert [ca. 31 x 23,5 cm]. - Leicht stockfleckig. - Gui (Rom 1885 - 1975 Florenz) war Dirigent und Komponist. Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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      - Date : 1938 Dimensions : 61 5x100cm Imp : Editions Paul Martial PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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      New Haven: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Spines a little sunned, as usual. Close to Fine in a Fine slipcase especially made by the publisher for this copy and differing slightly from the original. John Sloan. Two octavo volumes (6" x 9") bound in the original imported speckled linen with leather labels. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser. Illustrated with 16 ORIGINAL ETCHINGS by John Sloan. Of a total of 1500 copies SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page, this copy is not numbered (in place of the number is written in ink "Office Copy") and bears the Club's blindstamp stating it is one of 25 presentation copies.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Friend of the Blackbird

      Flansham, Sussex: at the Pear Tree Press,, 1938. Quarto. Original beige boards, decorated intaglio title label to front board. With the unprinted dust jacket. 18 intaglio impressions printed in black and gold. Slight dust darkening just along board edges, mild partial toning to end leaves, otherwise a superb copy in excellent condition, with the dust jacket spine tanned and somewhat torn at the edges with a little tape repair to front panel top fore-corner. First Pear Tree Press edition of Thomas's short story (first published in The Nation October 14th 1911, and reprinted here from the author's corrected copy with the permission of Helen Thomas), number 12 from a limited edition of 100 copies created by Thomas's friend James Guthrie at the Pear Tree Press, with calligraphy by Helen Hinkley and the decorations and plate printing by Guthrie himself. The colophon is signed by Guthrie. This copy includes a Pear Tree "Programme of Books Finished, In the Making and To Be Made" laid in, itself a model of printing design. This copy bears the contemporary bookplate of Geoffrey Woolley (1915-2010), member of the Edward Thomas Fellowship and Letters Editor of The Times. He served in the Royal Artillery in the Second World War and was mentioned in dispatches.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Three Guineas

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        VOCES DE ESPAÑA (Breve antología de poetas españoles contemporáneos)

      Ediciones Letras de México, México 1938. - 1a Edición//////Muy buen estado. //19,5x14. 55 págs./(Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Alberti, Altolaguirre, Cernuda, Miguel Hernández, Moreno Villa, Emilio Prados.). Raro. Muy buen ejemplar./Poesía, Vanguardias

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        THE DRAWINGS OF THE FLORENTINE PAINTERS (Complete in Three Volumes) Amplified Edition

      Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1938. First Edition Thus. 1. Hard Cover. The Amplified Edition, complete in three volumes. Publisher's full, bright blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Copiously illustrated with hundreds of B&W reproductions. Volume 1: Text. xiv, 367 pp. Volume 2: Catalogue. Xii, 388 pp. Volume 3: Illustrations. Approximately 400+ pp. Bernard Berenson (1865 - 1959) was an American art historian specializing in the Renaissance. He was a major figure in establishing the market for paintings by the Old Masters. This work, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, is considered his masterpiece. Among U. S. Collectors of the early 1900s, Berenson was regarded as the pre-eminent authority on Renaissance art. His verdict of authenticity increased a painting's value. While his approach remained controversial among European art historians and connoisseurs, he played a pivotal role as an advisor to several important American art collectors, such as Isabella Stewart Gardner, who needed help in navigating the complex and treacherous market of newly fashionable Renaissance art. In this respect Berenson's influence was enormous, while his 5% commission made him a wealthy man. Starting with his The Venetian Painters of the Renaissance with an Index to their Works (1894) his mix of connoisseurship and systematic approach proved immensely successful. In 1895 his Lorenzo Lotto, an Essay on Constructive Art Criticism won wide critical acclaim. It was quickly followed by The Florentine Painters of the Renaissance (1896) that was lauded by William James for its innovative application of "elementary psychological categories to the interpretation of higher art". In 1897 Berenson added another work to his series of scholarly yet handy guides publishing The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance. After that he devoted six years of pioneering work to what is widely regarded as his deepest and most substantial book, The Drawings of the Florentine Painters, which was published in 1903. In 1907 he published his The North Italian Painters of the Renaissance, where he expressed a devastating and still controversial judgment of Mannerist art, which may be related to his love for Classicism and his professed distaste for Modern Art. His early works were later integrated in his most famous book, The Italian Painters of the Renaissance (1930) which was widely translated and reprinted. He also published two volumes of journals, Rumor and Reflection and Sunset and Twilight. He is also the author of Aesthetics and History and Sketch for a Self-portrait. His beautiful residence in Fiesole near Florence, which he named I Tatti, is now the Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies. It houses his art collection and his personal library of books on art history and humanism, which Berenson regarded as his most enduring legacy. Berenson's works include: * Venetian Painters of the Renaissance (1894) * Lorenzo Lotto: An Essay in Constructive Art Criticism (1895) * Florentine Painters of the Renaissance (1896) * Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance (1897) * The Sense of Quality: Study and Criticism of Italian Art (1901; second series, 1902) * The Drawings of the Florentine Painters (1903) his masterpiece* North Italian Painters of the Renaissance (1907) * A Sienese Painter of the Franciscan Legend (1910) * Venetian Painting in America: The Fifteenth Century (New York, 1916) * Essays in the Study of Sienese Painting (New York, 1918) * The Italian Painters of the Renaissance (1930) * Sketch for a Self-Portrait (1949) * Rumor and Reflection (1952) * The Passionate Sightseer (1960) * Sunset and Twilight: Diaries 1947-1958 (1963) . Spines of books are very slightly faded, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. NO ownership markings or bookplates. Clipped dust jackets are sun-faded on the spine and have slight dust soiling, light rubbing to edges, some minor creases and small chips at spine ends and tips. Volume III has a 1" chip at the bottom of the front panel, and one short gouge in the middle. All volumes are now protected by mylar. NEAR FINE/ VERY GOOD. . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. xiv, 367; xii, 388 pp .

      [Bookseller: Round Table Books]
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        L' ESPAGNE au COEUR., Hymne a la gloire du peuple en guerre. Collection de L'Association internationale des ecrivans pour la defense de la culture / publiee sous la direction litteraire d'Aragon

      Paris, Les Editions Denoel, 1938 - 61 S. Sprache : fr Kartoniert. Einband minimale Flecken, leicht angestaubt & berieben. Vorsatzblatt leicht gebräunt, Schnitt mit braunen Flecken. Teilweise nicht aufgeschnitten. Ein gutes Exemplar. Bon état. Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 100 EA. 1 /25 Ex.- Eines von 25 Exemplaren, nichtnummeriert

      [Bookseller: Hadler Antiquariat]
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        Wait Until Spring, Bandini

      Stackpole Sons, New York 1938 - 1st Edition. The book is very good + and relatively tight in an attractive dust jacket with some rubbing and chipping to edges and corners. Endpapers lightly browned. Book slightly cocked. First novel of pre-Beat author discovered by H. L. Mencken. Shipped in a box, not a padded envelope. Price reduced! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dubliners Books]
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        Gastgeschenk. Eine Auswahl von Gedichten. Limitiertes u. signiertes Exemplar

      Berlin, Otto von Holten, 1938.. 8°, Hardcover/Pappeinband. 29 S. Originaler Pappeinband. Als Manuskript grdruckt in 200 Exemplaren. Unser Ex. trägt die Nummer 65. Mit Widmung an den Künstler "Arthur Klingler / In herzlicher Gesinnung / Weihnachten 1938 / AH). Sehr seltenes u. guterhaltenes Exemplar der zweiten u. letzten Publikation von Gedichten vor seiner Ermorderung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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      New York: Random House. 1938. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in a Fair dust jacket. Front and rear panel are separated. Chips and tears to jacket. Hinge is starting. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Publications of the Hudson's Bay Record Society. Volumes 1 - 33

      Hudson's Bay Record Society, London / Winnipeg - 1938-1981, 1st limited edition. (Hardcover) Near fine in fine dust jacket. Thirty-three volume. Mix set of limited edition. Octavo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine (I-XXII). Black cloth with gilt emblem on front and gilt lettering on spine in dustjackets(XXIII-XXXIII). Illustrated with plates and maps. Minor fading on the blue cloth volumes (I-XXII). Dustjacket volumes are all in fine condition. A handsome set. Very Scarce complete set of published works by the Hudson's Bay Record Society. Many early journals and manuscripts that shaped Canadian History are recorded in these pivotal works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Out of Africa

      Random House 1938 - Stated First Edition, 1938. The book itself is near fine, the jacket fair because of tiny nibbles across the top and bottom and a section of scuffing on the jacket front which has lifted paper from the images of the animals and foliage. Slightly soiled jacket as well. Dust jacket not price clipped. NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: H&H Book Sales]
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      Random House, New York 1938 - Very Good- in a Fair dust jacket. Front and rear panel are separated. Chips and tears to jacket. Hinge is starting. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rare Book Cellar]
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        Souci des Jardins. Calendula Officinalis. L. [From: Fleurs Dessinées d'Après Nature,... Recueil utile aux amateurs, aux jeunes artistes, aux élèves des écoles centrales et aux dessinateurs des manufactures].

      Van Boven & Segal, Gerard & Cornelis van Spaendonck, pp. 178-184, no. 13a; on the book cf.: Blunt, pp. 197-200; Dunthorne 1938; Nissen, BBI 1879. A fine colour printed illustration of a Pot Marigold from one of the rarest of the great flower books, by Gerard van Spaendonck (1746-1822), a proponent of the Dutch school of floral painting. After his arrival in Paris in 1770, he introduced new elements such as elaborate vases and rich fabrics to embellish his sophisticated compositions, and singlehandedly transformed the genre of flower painting in France. In 1780 he became Professeur de Peinture de Fleurs at the Jardin des Plantes. Among his many pupils was Pierre Joseph Redouté.The book Fleurs Dessinées d'Après Nature..., was originally published in 6 parts with 4 plates, all parts in printed paper wrappers. The engravings were originally printed in black as well as in colour.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Sketch Book

      Collins, London 1938 - Oatmeal cloth with pictorial e.p's & colour/b&w illustrations of "Snow White" characters throughout. Some v. minor/light foxing to prelims, o/w all vg. Images on request [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Camilla's Bookshop]
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        ESTAMPAS DE LA GUERRA . Nº 1 De Irún a Bilbao . Nº 2 De Bilbao a Oviedo . Nº 3 Frente de Aragón . Nº 4 De Aragón al Mar . Nº 5 Andalucía-Extremadura . Nº 6 Toledo-Cataluña-Madrid.

      Editora Nacional 1938-1939 - Bilbao, s.f. (1938-39), serie completa de 6 álbumes, Encuad : rústica 17 x 24,5cms. 60pag. (aprox) cada Vol. Profusamente ilustrado . Tema : Guerra Civil . Libros en buen estado, cubiertas algo fatigadas .

      [Bookseller: montgiber]
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      Jonathan Cape.London.,1938. EARLY TRADE EDITION.11th impression.4to.Illustrated throughout with portraits,maps,plans and line drawings.Finely bound by Riviere in twentieth century half brown morocco,raised bands,ruled in blind.Two green labels,gilt.Brown cloth on boards.Marbled endpapersTop edge gilt,others untrimmed.A fine copy.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Minotaure 11.

      Albert Skira, Paris, 1938. 66 sider. Orig. soft cover. Nice copy, with a little wear. Richly illustrated with photos in b/w. Paper covers decorated by Max Ernst. A scarce issue of the preeminent Surrealist periodical. Articles on Seurat, ''L'Androgyne,'' film, and other subjects. Illustrations by Piero di Cosimo, Matta, Arp, Ernst, Tanguy, and others. Articles by Georges Hugnet, Paul Eluard, Nicolas Calas, Benjamin Peret, and others.. Fransk

      [Bookseller: Antikvariatet i Næstved]
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        The Space Trilogy, comprising:] Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra; That Hideous Strength.

      John Lane, The Bodley Head, London, 1938–43–45 - 3 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full dark blue morocco, titles to spine gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy coated endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase. Very light foxing to the prelims of Out of the Silent Planet otherwise all volumes are very clean. A fine copy. All First Editions, First Impressions, of Lewis's Space Trilogy, Cosmic Trilogy or Ransom Trilogy, the three books having a number of interesting parallels with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Space or Cosmic Trilogy] Out of the Silent Planet; Perelandra; That Hideous Strength

      John Lane the Bodley Head, London 1938 - Three volumes complete - Volume One - 'Out of the Silent Planet', 1938, ix, [3], 264pp, [4]; Volume Two - 'Perelandra', 1943, 256pp and Volume Three - 'That Hideous Strength', 1945, 475pp, [1]. Rebound in full goatskin by Temple Bookbinders, smooth backs, with vellum title / author label and date label and sunburst design spreading across the three volumes, upper covers with single fillet gilt border, a.e.g. with marbled endpapers. Externally fine, occasional light foxing internally, but generally quite bright and clean. Now housed in a velvet lined slipcase. Hooper 5, 13 and 16 respectively; Bleiler page 180; That Hideous Strength is in Locke's Spectrum II:144 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arms and the Covenant in the striking wartime dust jacket

      George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. 1938/1940, London - This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches, the British first edition in the extremely rare yellow dust jacket issued just after Churchill became Prime Minister. The book contains a collection of speeches spanning the years 1928 to 1938 criticizing British foreign policy and warning prophetically of the coming danger. The world remembers the resolute war leader to whom the British turned, but it is easy to forget the years leading up to the war which Churchill spent persistent, eloquent, and largely unheeded. Churchill bibliographer Frederick Woods called this edition "probably the most crucial volume of speeches that he ever published". As testimony to the book's importance, a copy of the U.S. edition lay on "President Roosevelt's bedside table, with key passages, including an analysis of the president's peace initiative, underscored." (William Manchester's The Last Lion, Volume II, p.305). Only 5,000 copies of this first and only British impression were printed, of which at least 3,381 and perhaps more than 4,000 were sold with the pale blue, first state dust jacket. The balance - no more than 1,619 copies and quite likely fewer - were offered at a lower price in June 1940 bearing a striking yellow dust jacket. Because the price was reduced with the yellow dust jacket, this has often been called by bibliographers the "Cheap" issue. Given that Churchill had just become Prime Minister in May 1940, we think it would be more fittingly called the "I Told You So" issue. The yellow dust jackets were issued on laid paper printed red on the front face and spine with a blank rear face and rear flap. Given the yellow paper and red print, they obviously proved quite susceptible to soiling and the red spine lettering is nearly always quite faded. Today these yellow, wartime dust jackets are exceedingly rare, considerably more scarce than their pale blue first issue counterparts. This dust jacket retains bright spine lettering, though the spine is toned and soiled with losses at the spine head and lower hinge corners. The front face remains bright, with only light soiling, corner wear, and a .5 inch closed tear at the upper edge. The rear face is soiled, but complete apart from corner wear and fractional chipping to the bottom edge. The front flap is neatly price-clipped. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. The book itself is very good plus. A contemporary gift inscription from the month this dust jacket was issued helps date the issue of the yellow dust jacket to very early June, less than a month after Churchill became Prime Minister: "With best wishes and many thanks for your services on Wednesday, 5th June, 1940. From Margaret & Alan." The dark blue cloth binding remains clean, tight, and square with sharp corners and bright spine gilt. There is only a hint of sunning at the head of the spine corresponding with the dust jacket losses at the spine head. The contents are crisp and bright. Minor internal spotting is confined to the endpapers and half title. The blue-stained top edge retains good color. The fore edge and bottom edge are moderately age-toned and spotted. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.3, Woods/ICS A44(a), Langworth p.192. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Entree des artistes [The Curtain Rises] (Original screenplay for the 1938 film)

      Regina/Kassler, Paris 1938 - Original screenplay for the 1938 French drama, "Entree des artistes" [The Curtain Rises], one of the best-loved Louis Jouvet dramas of the 1930s, wherein Jouvet played exactly what he was in real life: an actor and teacher of drama. Owner name in light pencil to the second leaf, and a few pencil notations to the first few scenes. Quarter cloth with moderately worn composition book-style card covers. One of only a handful of screenplays from 1930s French films that we have ever seen. Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Paysage Moret. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1938 - 1938. Bildgrösse: 46x55 cm. Unten rechts voll signiert. Gerahmt 63x72 cm. Hinten auf Leinwand nochmals signiert und bezeichnet, auf Keilrahmen datiert. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        FLYING COLOURS Including a Ship of the Line (signed)

      London; (1938): MIchael Joseph Ltd. Published one day prior to the first separate trade edition of A Ship of the Line. SIGNED by the author on a special bookplate designed especially for The Book Society by Rex Whistler. The Book Society also published this book in conjunction with Michael Joseph. 284pp., bound in green cloth lettered in silver, spine lettering silver. Bookseller ticket of Henry Sotheran Ltd on front pastedown. A lovely copy, near fine without dust jacket. Whistler designed only 16 book plates during his career. This bookplate was specially designed for this title with the title printed below the image of a man reading at his desk in his library and signed by Forester beneath the title. No copies of this first first appear in the auction record.. First Edition. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

      The Vanguard Press 1938 - SIGNED EARLY PRINTING of Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. Published in New York by The Vanguard Press in 1938. Early printing, depiction of hats becoming increasingly larger on front endpapers (and increasingly smaller on rear endpapers). This copy is SIGNED by the author on the verso of the front free end paper. Book very good, previous owner's name penciled on top of inside cover. 1st page has a 1 1/2 " tear at bottom, some small red discoloration from binding behind paper on front and rear inside covers near top and bottom towards hinge. No DJ. Book comes in specially made cloth slipcase. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sucker's Progress; an Informal History of Gambling in America from the Colonies to Canfield, by Herbert Asbury

      New York, Dodd, Mead & Company 1938 - Previous owner's inscription to front free-endpaper. A comprehensive and entertaining history. Illustrated. Description: x, 493 p. Illus. 23 cm. Subjects: Gambling --United States. , Not price-clipped. Near fine cloth copy in a very good, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. An excellent copy. Scans on request. 1 Kg. 493 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        The Mysterious Mr Bull.

      London, Robert Hale Limited, 1938 - Octavo. Original pink cloth, titles to spine gilt against blue ground, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. A hint of toning to the front free endpaper, spine a little darkened with a minor tear to the headcap, a very good copy in the chipped and tanned dust jacket with a couple of minor tears. First edition, first impression, of this study of the British character. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      Ediciones Sur, Buenos Aires, Arg. 1938 - TALA, Inscribed and signed by Gabriela Mistral in ink on the front free flyleaf page. It may be a first, but I'm not sure, and is probably her most important work. A previous owner, Raul Gutieres Echaverria, has signed his name on several pages. The binding is in wraps ie "en rustica" in Spanish. She is the Nobel Prize author from Chile. She dedicated this book and all the proceeds to the refugees of the Spanish Civil War which explains the inscription in Spanish, "Regards from the Basque children and from Gabriela Mistral/ Recuerdos de los ninos vascos y de Gabriela Mistral." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: George's Books & Autographs]
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      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Mild foxing to the endpapers but with NO sunning to the spine and quite scarce as such. Fine in a close to Fine slipcase with a stray ink squiggle. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards; 348 pages. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #701 of 1500 illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Zur Theorie der Emission langwelliger Lichtquanten.

      - Nicola Zanichelli, Bologna 1938, XVI. 22 pages. Orig. cover. Cover with slight edgewear, especially to the spine. Archive number in pen on the upper corner of the front cover. Enclosed is a single leaf with handwritten physics notes in pencil. * Pauli und Fierz was working together in Zürich from 1936. ** Inscribed by Pauli: 'An [Niels] Bohr mit Vielen Grüssen'. After a series of lectures in Göttingen in 1921 (the so-called Bohr-Festspiele), Bohr asked the 21-year old Pauli to come to Copenhagen and study at his institute. Pauli was there for a year (1922-23) and remained in close contact with Bohr for the rest of his life. Pauli won the Nobel Price in Physics in 1945.

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        The Writings of Gilbert White of Selborne. Selected and Edited by H.J. Massingham

      London: The Nonesuch Press, 1938.. Limited edition, no. 413 of 850 sets. Two volumes. Large 8vo. xxx, 311, (1); viii, 356 pp. Original grey buckram, gilt to spines and upper boards, top edges gilt, marbled paper slipcase. The spines very slightly faded, a lovely set. Fine wood engraved title pages, 40 wood engraved head and tail pieces by Eric Ravilious plus 2 maps, one of which is folding. Including White's most famous work, the Natural History of Selborne, as well as letters to Thomas Pennant and Hon. Daines Barrington and further family correspondence, some poems, the Antiquities of Selborne and his six annual Naturalist's Journals. The final volumes illustrated by Eric Ravilious before his death and containing some of his best work.

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        Flower and Fruit prints of the early 18th and 19th Centuries- Their History, Makers and Uses, with a Catalogue Raisonne of the Works in Which They Are Found.

      Washington D.C. Published by the author. 1938. - This book designed and printed by the deeptone process at The Lakeside Press, in a limited edition of 2500 copies, of which 750 copies contain the special color plate listing subscribers names. This copy inscribed, signed and dated by the author in ink to the front free endsheet. Brilliantly illustrated with full page colour plates and further by full page monochrome plates and vignettes en texte. This copy one of only 750 which bears the special folding colour plate listing subscribers names at rear. Folio. Bound in full varnished beveled buckram boards with elaborate gilt tooled morrocco label to front cover and spine. t.e.g. Short vertical fold along a portion of fore-edge of special plate, else a Fine bright pristine copy of this exceptionally rare limited and inscribed edition. Encased by a Fine original publishers slipcase.Featured Misc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - SEUSS,DR. THE 500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS. NY:Vanguard (1938). Large 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, edges rubbed, corners worn, spine slightly faded else VG in poor but not price clipped dw. Hornbook review copy with their name stamped on endpaper. 1st ed. of Dr. Seuss's second book with correct price on dw. Illustrated throughout in black and white with Bartholomew's red hat being the only color (besides the red pictorial endpapers). Bader (p. 304) calls it "folkloric fantasy of a spoofing sort with a happy open end." Perhaps the hardest to find first edition of all of Seuss's books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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