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        Hussein. An Entertainment.

      London: Oxford University Press, 1938 - Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in yellow, top edge black. With the dust jacket. Cloth slightly rubbed, some minor foxing to the edges and endleaves, internally fresh. An excellent copy in the jacket that has a slightly faded spine, toned rear panel, and some nicks to the extremities. First edition, first impression. One of the earliest works of the youthful Patrick Russ (later to change his name to Patrick O'Brian), a picaresque novel set in India at the height of the British Raj, evoking an "Arabian Nights-like atmosphere" (front flap). Favourable contemporary reviews marked Russ out as a promising writer. A very appealing copy.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Trending Into Maine

      1938. The farther we went, the more pleasing it was to every man, Alluring us still with expectation of better"[WYETH, N.C., illustrator]. ROBERTS, Kenneth. Trending Into Maine. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. Arundel [First] Edition. Limited to 1,075 copies signed by the author and the illustrator. Quarto ( 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches; 242 x 170 mm.). [xx], 394, [1], [3, blank] pp. Fourteen color plates. With an extra suite of the plates in the original blue printed envelope. Original cream buckram over blue cloth boards, dark blue morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed, others uncut, color printed pictorial endpapers. Original plain paper dust jacket (slightly browned on spine) housed in the original light blue slip case with printed label on spine with matching limitation number. A very fine copy, complete with the extra suite of plates."Our Captaine discovered up a great river, trending alongst the Maine about forty miles… the beauty and goodness whereof I cannot by relation sufficiently demonstrate… As we passed with a gentle wind up with our ship in this River, any man may conceive with what admiration we all consented in joy… The farther we went, the more pleasing it was to every man, alluring us still with expectation of better." (James Rosier, Account of a 1605 Expedition to America).Allen and Allen, p. 216; Dykes, Wyeth, 290.

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        Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1938

      J. Whitaker and Sons Ltd., London 1938 - Original brown cloth boards, a clean, tightly bound edition, with no marks or writing inside, except a very small old price in pencil. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ryde Bookshop Ltd]
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        [Screenplay]: Man About Town

      (Los Angeles): Paramount Pictures. 1938. Screenplay. Stapled and mimeographed sheets. A little darkening to the edges of the first page, else about fine. The second page, which lists the characters, has had the actors' names handwritten in. Boldly Signed on the front page by most of the principal players: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Phil Harris, Monty Woolley, Betty Grable, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. A pencil note on the page states: "June 25, 1939 from Joe," presumably the source of the signed script. The film, a musical comedy with Benny as a Broadway producer who cavorts with married women in order to get would-be girlfriend Lamour jealous, was directed by Mark Sandrich, and written by Morrie Ryskind. A very nice collection of signatures, and certainly seldom found together. .

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        Bird Books and Bird Art: An Outline of the Literary History and Iconography of Descriptive Ornithology

      Levin & Munksgaard, Copenhagen 1938 - Indigo blue cloth cover with somewhat worn leather spine and corners. 251 pages. Slight foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's blind embossed name stamp. An outline of the literary history and iconography of descriptive ornithology based principally on the collection of books containing plates with figures of birds and their eggs now in the University Library at Copenhagen and including a catalogue of these works. Photo of table of contents available. This large, heavy book requires extra charges for international transport. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trending Into Maine

      Boston: Little, Brown. 1938. First. First edition, the "Arundel Edition," illustrated by N.C. Wyeth, one of 1075 numbered copies Signed by Roberts and Wyeth. Fine in original unprinted parchment dustjacket with a few small chips, in the publisher's slipcase (very lightly soiled and cracked), and including the additional suite of plates. .

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

      British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Half Leather. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office at Hope; 3 pages re: 'Up-to-the-minute' phone system for Vancouver's city hall; Article and photo of J.C. (Joe) Armstrong, founder of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Hope Joins our Phone System; 3 page article with photos re: The Jeffrees and the Pendrays - telephone pioneers in Victoria; The Birthplace of the Telephone - 2 page article; Employee sales plan resutls; Table of number of phone sets per B.C. community, January 1, 1937; The McMicking Family Tradition - 3 pages with photos; Roland (Sam) Nosworthy; North Vancouver Phones to Llanerchymedd; E.J. Haughton of Victoria; Linemen best Coquihalla avalanches; Lloyd Purdy; Peter McNeish; 'Thank-you' replaces repetition of numbers in Vancouver; George H. Halse, former CEO, passes away - 3 pages with photos; Cavalsky's Store was Nanaimo's first telephone office - 2 pages with photos; E. Purcell Johnston; Fire sweeps the Vancouver Sun - 2 pages; Harry Wilson; Great photo of construction men in front of Nanaimo phone office 25 years ago; 1886 fire leaves the Janes family home as Vancouver's telephone office - with photo; Robert Daniel Davies; We can telephone to China!; Life as a Vancouver operator; Low rates for Long-Distance calls Sundays and every night - with full-page rate sheet; Service to Britannia and Texada; Mrs. George Pittendrigh - Vancouver's first Toll Operator; PNE parade float cover photo; Service to Alaska now available; Operators rally to relieve load during Marpole fire; Edmund Esson; Juanita Booth, Seymour chief operator; James Cummins of Victoria - pioneer phone man; Newcastle Island picnic; Flat Rate Telephone Service for Greater Vancouver - 4 pages with photos; Dominion phone organization meets at Minaki Lodge; We can now talk to Haiti; "Operator, Get Me to the Police!" - 3 pages with photos; Anchor fouls North Vancouver cable; Engineers 'see' by phone during construction of new Pattullo Bridge, with photo; Photo of the London international switchboard - heart of the world telephone network; Ocean Falls and Edinburgh linked; Vancouver's phone directory - with photos; Vancouver can now 'magic carpet' from Vancouver to Bagdad; T. Percy Waters; Ten Years of Transoceanic Telephone Service, with photos; B.C. ship-to-shore service now available on commercial basis; Voices under the sea, by Al Miller; Reginald H. Milner; Pioneer James Cowherd; Submarine link with Britannia - 4 page article with photos; New Whytecliff office; Alfred Crickmay and his brothers; Development of the phone in B.C., by James Hamilton, V.P.; Operators used to need great memories - 2 page article with great Victorian-era operating room photo; Zeballos and Alert bay join phone system - article and photos; Prince Rupert centre of new radiotelephone network; Police session told of proposed teletype network; First call from Atlantic ship to Vancouver; Radio hams in our company; Newcastle Island picnic; Miss Almina Eligh; West Van exchange now includes Whytecliff; PNE float details and photos; F.C. Patterson retires, replaced by C.C. Simpson; Two submarine cables severed by Pier D Fire - with photos and text; Ship-to-shore demonstration on CJOR radio; Vancouver's telephone system will be converted to dial; C.A. (Charlie) Price; Frank C. Paterson; Beware of the common cold; Vancouver toll room enlarged; Back cover advertisement for the handy hang-up monophone; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. . Good. 1938. First Edition.

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        While England Slept

      G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York 1938 - This is the precursor to Churchill's great war speeches. Collector worthy jacketed copies of the first U.S. edition, first printing are now quite scarce. Here is one. The British first edition was given the politically palatable title "Arms and the Covenant". The U.S. title is a bit more honest. 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 entrusted their fate, 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 While England Slept 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) Offered here is a near-fine plus first edition, first printing in a very good plus, first printing dust jacket. The blue cloth binding is square, clean, and tight with perfect silver lettering and red banners and no soiling or blemishes. Wear is trivial, confined to tiny bumps at the lower corners and upper rear hinge. The contents are clean and tight. No spotting. The red-stained top edge remains bright and clean, with uniform, unfaded color. Age-toning, which is common to the untrimmed fore edges, is modest. A single previous owner name is ink stamped on the front pastedown. The correct first printing dust jacket is bright and clean, featuring vivid, entirely unfaded red color on the jacket spine. The jacket is also unclipped, still bearing the original $4.00 price on the front flap. In addition to being notably clean and bright, the jacket is highly complete, with minor chipping to a maximum .125 inch depth at the spine ends and bottom edge, with wrinkling to the lower .5 inch of the front face. This is a premium copy, increasingly scarce in such condition. The dust jacket is protected in a removable, archival quality clear cover. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A107.2.a, Woods/ICS A44(b.1). Langworth p.193 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arms and the Covenant

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London,, 1938. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Frontispiece portrait. Spine a little faded otherwise a nice copy. First Edition, First Impression.

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        Mickey Mouse The Boat-Builder.

      Grosset and Dunlap. New York (1938) - First Edition. Original oblong octavo, color illustrated boards in original color illustrated dustjacket. Illustrated with full color covers, pictorial endpapers and interior illustrations in blue and red on almost every page to compliment the story featuring Mickey, Donald and Pluto. A truly scarce Disney title. Near Fine bright and tight copy in Very Good plus dustjacket, dime sized chip, closed tear and accompanying creases to top front panel, few short closed tears to edges, small chip at lower rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mickey Mouse the Boat-Builder

      Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1938 - 8 1/8 in. wide. 28 pages; 13 full page illustrations; 5 small illustrations. 10 of the illustrations are bluetone; 8 are redtone. The cover and the DJ have the title as Walt Disney's Boat Builders and have the same illustrations, which are full color. The characters are M. Mouse, D. Duck, Goofy, C. Cow, Minnie Mouse, and the Three Little Pigs. Red endpapers with illustrations in black. Cover: Faint shelf wear soiling; front board has a 1/4 in. scrape (in sand background), and the bottom corner has a 2 in. x 1/2 in. area of lt. gray stains; the ends of the spine fold are softened and a little rubbed; occasional, small rubbed spots on the edges. Pages are lightly tanned. The title page has an owner's name and a handwritten date of Dec. 25, 1938. DJ: The flaps have blurbs for four book titles, including this one as Mickey Mouse the Boat-Builder; faint shelf wear soiling; the spine's fold has a crease line; a 4 in. crease line is on the front flap; a 3 in. crease line is along the bottom edge of the back panel; two 2 in. crease lines are along the top edge of the front panel; the back panel has two 3 in. bend lines; the flaps' folds are rubbed; five 1/4 in. closed tears; a 3/8 in. closed tear; two 1/4 in. chips. Additional scans e-mailed upon request. International shipping will require extra cost. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Prelude for War

      London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1938, 1938. Crime adventure. First Edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth titled in black to spine and front board, sunning to spine, light fading and edgewear to extremities, strong and bright. In a crisp, strong example of the Thompson dustwrapper, wear to extremities, light marginal creasinga and chipping, closed tear to upper margin of the front panel, creasing to head of spine, trinagle of loss to upper corner of the rear panel, nevertheless a most handsome example of a scarce bit of sainthood. Shows very well, blue endpapers, internally bright and clean. A Saint novel.

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        LA DIFESA DELLA RAZZA - 1938 - 1941 - interessante lotto delle prime quattro annate complete. - , Roma, Tumminelli arti grafiche, 1938

      - Tutti i fascicoli SCIOLTI ( 23,5 x 30,5 . pp. 48-60 cadauno) sono in buone condizioni ). Famoso periodico quindicinale diretto da Telesio Interlandi (Chiaramonte Gulfi RG 1894 ? Roma 1965). Tra i collaboratori, oltre alla squadra dei siciliani vicina al direttore, ci furono medici, antropologi, zoologi, politici, letterati. La collezione che presentiamo, ormai assai rara, è oggi una importante e significativa documentazione storica, pur discussa e discutibile - rimossa e controversa, essendo stata il "Manifesto" della politica razziale antisemita dell'epoca. ANNO PRIMO - 1938 - dal n. 1 del 05.08.1938 al n. 6 del 20.12.1938 ANNO II - 1938-39 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1938 al n. 24 del 20.10.1939 ANNO III - 1939-40 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1939 al n. 24 del 20.10.1940 ANNO IV - 1940-41 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1940 al n. 24 del 20.12.1941 L'IMPORTANTE LOTTO NON DIVISIBILE VIENE OFFERTO A

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        The Spanish Earth

      Savage Company 1938 - First Edition. This is number 309 of 1000 copies. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a sharp copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spanish Earth. With an introduction by Jasper Wood. Illustrations by Frederick K. Russell.

      Cleveland: The J. B. Savage Company, 1938 - Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, decoration to front board in orange. Contemporary Australian bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. A bright copy in excellent condition. Illustrated with 7 black and white plates. First edition, first printing, second issue plain endpapers with Jasper Wood's printed note on rear pastedown. One of 1,000 copies printed. Grissom A15.1.a. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Spanish Earth

      The J. B. Savage Company, Cleveland 1938 - Second issue with plain endpapers. This is #258 of 1000 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SPANISH EARTH

      Cleveland: The J.B. Savage Company, 1938. Front cover and spine lettered in black. Vignette of fist and three airplanes in orange on front cover. Second issue plain tan endpapers. Illustrations by Frederick K. Russell. Disclaimer on rear pastedown. This is copy #675/1000 numbered copies. Contains a transcript of the author's narration for the sound track in film by the same name. Hemingway did not approve of the initial endpapers which were changed after 50-100 copies were printed. He also disapproved of credit given him rather than to the film's director and photographer. Hanneman A15a. 60pp.. First Edition, Limited. Tan Cloth. Nearly Fine/No Jacket as Issued. Thin Octavo.

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        The Spanish Earth

      Cleveland: J. B. Savage Co., 1938. First Edition. First Printing. Limited to 1,000 copies, this copy is out of series. Second state with plain end papers and disclaimer on the rear paste down. In Very Good condition with light edge wear and soiling and light scuffing. Ding to top edge of boards. Former owner name written small on front paste down. One of only 1,000 copies.

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        The postage stamps of New Zealand. - Vol. I

      Philatelic Society of New Zealand, 1938 - 678pp + 2 loose plates on photographic paper. 1st ltd. ed., no 608 of 1000 copies, fine in worn original quarter calf with some damage to top of spine. Handbook covering the stamp issues to 1936 also back of the book issues and proofs and essays. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Verzameld Werk I-III.

      Amsterdam/ Bilthoven, Querido/ De Gemeenschap, 1938. Drie delen. Verguld zwart marokijn. Kop verguld. Onafgesneden. (2), 192; 280; 288 p. 1e druk. Voorste schutbladen verwijderd.* Prachtige luxe set VW, gedrukt op geschept papier van Van Gelder en gebonden in heelmarokijn, in een oplage van 25 ongenummerde exemplaren. Deel I (Poëzie) heeft bovendien een fraaie, literair-historisch belangrijke, handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht van de auteur aan Jan en Aty Greshoff: 'voor Jan en Aty,/ bij hun vertrek naar/ Kaap de Goede Hoop,/ ter herinnering aan/ vele jaren van/ vriendschap./ Henny/ Brussel, IV. '39'. De delen II (Proza) en III (Critisch Proza) zijn gesigneerd door de auteur op de Franse titel, wat zeker niet bij alle luxe-exemplaren is gebeurd.

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        A NEW SONG

      NEW YORK NY: INTERNATIONAL WORKERS ORDER. VG+ WRAPS. PUB 1938. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE/INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL GOLD/COVER. ISBN: ART BY JOE JONES/ ONE OF 10,000 COPIES. WHITE AREAS OF COVER TANNED. A VERY NICE COPY OF A SCARCE TITLE ANDSIGNATURE.. Keywords: POETRY, SIGNED, AFRO-AMER AUTHOR, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        RUPERT ANNUAL 1938 - THE NEW RUPERT BOOK

      Daily Express 1938 - 1938. Very good condition with no wrapper. The third Rupert annual. 1st story Rupert and the Daffodils. Colour pictorial boards. Red cloth spine. 126 pages. 10x7.5". Bumping and wear to spine and corners; chipping along cover edges. Damage to base of spine; some 'chewing' of cloth to bottom corner of spine. Belongs to box has inscription in ink. Foxing. Still very good for its age! [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Baustelle Erneuerung der Düsenanlage am Kochemer Tunnel. - [Privates Fotoalbum von 1938]. -

      1938. Fotoalbum, 25 Bll. mit 99 montierten Fotos im Format 9 x 6 cm, Lnbd., Schnurbindung, 18,5 x 27 cm (quer). Privates Fotoalbum des Bauleiters (?) Pentzin. Die 99 Fotos dokumentieren die Fortschritte auf der Baustelle vom Beginn der Sanierung der Entlüftungstechnik am 20. April 1938 bis zum Ende der Arbeiten am 3. November 1938. Alle Fotos tragen teils mehrzeilige handschriftliche Legenden. Die Fotos sind kontrastreich und von guter handwerklicher Qualität (sowohl die Außen-, als auch die Innenansichten). - Die Seidenhemdchen teils etwas eselsohrig und mit Knicken. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Laughter in the Dark

      New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company,, 1938. Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in dark blue. With the dust jacket. A superb copy in the bright jacket that has some nicks to extremities. First US edition, in the second state brown cloth. Originally serialised in the literary journal Sovremennye Zapiski in 1932 under the Russian title ?????? ???????, the novel was first published in English as Camera Obscura in 1936. However, Nabokov was so displeased with the translation that he undertook his own, republishing it as Laughter in the Dark.

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

      British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1938, Half Leather, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office at Hope; 3 pages re: 'Up-to-the-minute' phone system for Vancouver's city hall; Article and photo of J.C. (Joe) Armstrong, founder of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Hope Joins our Phone System; 3 page article with photos re: The Jeffrees and the Pendrays - telephone pioneers in Victoria; The Birthplace of the Telephone - 2 page article; Employee sales plan resutls; Table of number of phone sets per B.C. community, January 1, 1937; The McMicking Family Tradition - 3 pages with photos; Roland (Sam) Nosworthy; North Vancouver Phones to Llanerchymedd; E.J. Haughton of Victoria; Linemen best Coquihalla avalanches; Lloyd Purdy; Peter McNeish; 'Thank-you' replaces repetition of numbers in Vancouver; George H. Halse, former CEO, passes away - 3 pages with photos; Cavalsky's Store was Nanaimo's first telephone office - 2 pages with photos; E. Purcell Johnston; Fire sweeps the Vancouver Sun - 2 pages; Harry Wilson; Great photo of construction men in front of Nanaimo phone office 25 years ago; 1886 fire leaves the Janes family home as Vancouver's telephone office - with photo; Robert Daniel Davies; We can telephone to China!; Life as a Vancouver operator; Low rates for Long-Distance calls Sundays and every night - with full-page rate sheet; Service to Britannia and Texada; Mrs. George Pittendrigh - Vancouver's first Toll Operator; PNE parade float cover photo; Service to Alaska now available; Operators rally to relieve load during Marpole fire; Edmund Esson; Juanita Booth, Seymour chief operator; James Cummins of Victoria - pioneer phone man; Newcastle Island picnic; Flat Rate Telephone Service for Greater Vancouver - 4 pages with photos; Dominion phone organization meets at Minaki Lodge; We can now talk to Haiti; "Operator, Get Me to the Police!" - 3 pages with photos; Anchor fouls North Vancouver cable; Engineers 'see' by phone during construction of new Pattullo Bridge, with photo; Photo of the London international switchboard - heart of the world telephone network; Ocean Falls and Edinburgh linked; Vancouver's phone directory - with photos; Vancouver can now 'magic carpet' from Vancouver to Bagdad; T. Percy Waters; Ten Years of Transoceanic Telephone Service, with photos; B.C. ship-to-shore service now available on commercial basis; Voices under the sea, by Al Miller; Reginald H. Milner; Pioneer James Cowherd; Submarine link with Britannia - 4 page article with photos; New Whytecliff office; Alfred Crickmay and his brothers; Development of the phone in B.C., by James Hamilton, V.P.; Operators used to need great memories - 2 page article with great Victorian-era operating room photo; Zeballos and Alert bay join phone system - article and photos; Prince Rupert centre of new radiotelephone network; Police session told of proposed teletype network; First call from Atlantic ship to Vancouver; Radio hams in our company; Newcastle Island picnic; Miss Almina Eligh; West Van exchange now includes Whytecliff; PNE float details and photos; F.C. Patterson retires, replaced by C.C. Simpson; Two submarine cables severed by Pier D Fire - with photos and text; Ship-to-shore demonstration on CJOR radio; Vancouver's telephone system will be converted to dial; C.A. (Charlie) Price; Frank C. Paterson; Beware of the common cold; Vancouver toll room enlarged; Back cover advertisement for the handy hang-up monophone; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact.

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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      Scribner's - First edition, 1938. Book very good, except for slight edgewear, slight staining near bottom and vertical edge of back, some discoloration on end-papers and last page. DJ good, with small pieces missing at top of spine, tail of spine, top of front flap, very small piece missing at near top corner of back, some twenty-five pieces of tape inside DJ, tearing and creasing along bends, small piece missing near bottom corner of front, slight scratching on back, slight discoloration on spine, flaps, and inside DJ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Code of the Woosters

      Doubleday Doran 1938 - [As per McIlvaine: A60a. Published: 7 October 1938. First Edition]. Book is in very good condition. Dust jacket protected with Mylar. All of our jackets are original dust jackets. ENGRAVER'S PROOF dust jacket. Minor wear to the dust jacket. Minor wear to the covers and spine. Foxing on the endpapers. Pages are jagged. Please see our other P. G. Wodehouse Listings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA DIFESA DELLA RAZZA - 1938 - 1941 - interessante lotto delle prime quattro annate complete.. - , Roma, Tumminelli arti grafiche, 1938

      Tutti i fascicoli SCIOLTI ( 23,5 x 30,5 . pp. 48 - 60 cadauno) sono in buone condizioni ). Famoso periodico quindicinale diretto da Telesio Interlandi (Chiaramonte Gulfi RG 1894 â?? Roma 1965). Tra i collaboratori, oltre alla squadra dei siciliani vicina al direttore, ci furono medici, antropologi, zoologi, politici, letterati. La collezione che presentiamo, ormai assai rara, è oggi una importante e significativa documentazione storica, pur discussa e discutibile - rimossa e controversa, essendo stata il "Manifesto" della politica razziale antisemita dell'epoca. ANNO PRIMO - 1938 - dal n. 1 del 05.08.1938 al n. 6 del 20.12.1938 ANNO II - 1938 - 39 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1938 al n. 24 del 20.10.1939 ANNO III - 1939 - 40 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1939 al n. 24 del 20.10.1940 ANNO IV - 1940 - 41 - dal n. 1 del 05.11.1940 al n. 24 del 20.12.1941 L'IMPORTANTE LOTTO NON DIVISIBILE VIENE OFFERTO A

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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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        Rex Whistler. Original drawing in pencil and wash. 'Keeping Cool at Lympne'.

      Self-published., Port Lympne. 1938 - Original drawing in watercolour over pencil, titled at foot. 245x195mm, light marginal spotting and creasing. On embossed head writing paper of The First Commissioner of Works. Not in Whistler and Fuller but cf. nos 176 and 177 for other portraits of the same dated 1930, this possibly later, circa 1938. The subject is the novelist Mrs. Belloc Lowndes. Apparently Whistler stumbled upon her in a state of deshabillé on a hot day whilst staying at Port Lympne in the 1930s, and drew this immediately afterwards. From the collection of Keith Fletcher. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. First American Edition, First Printing. Fine, in a Fine original dust jacket with price of $2.75 intact. Faint soiling to bottom edge of page block. The dust jacket has a tiny hole along the fold of the front flap, two tiny areas of abrasion to the spine panel, and three tiny stains and faint rubbing to the rear panel. A very lovely copy in a beautiful dust jacket, with none of the usual sunning present to the spine.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les songes et les sorts.

      Grasset 1938 - - Grasset, Paris 1938, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale, un des 23 exemplaires numérotés sur alfa, seuls grands papiers après 10 pur fil. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Wall-Paintings of India, Central Asia and Ceylon

      The Merrymount Press, Boston 1938 - Number 22 of a 500 copy Limited Edition. VERY GOOD+. Folding portfolio with softcover book plus the complete set of 30 loose color plates. The book provides a Comparative Study by Benjamin Rowland, Jr. with a Foreword by A. Townshend Johnson, an essay "The Nature of Buddhist Art" by Ananda K, Coomaraswamy, 6 black and white photographic plates, and descriptions of the sources for each of the color plates. It contains the hand-numbered limitation page. The color plates were rendered by F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr. Image areas measure approximately 10 x 7-1/4". Plates are clean, bright and near fine. They are lightly edge toned (Plate 1 slightly darker); toning affects a narrow strip of outer margins only, not close to the artwork. The folio-sized book is bound in a gray paper wrapper, titled on front in black. Text has faint marginal toning with minor dampstain at top edge at gutter but pages are otherwise clean and fine , totally unmarked. Wrapper lightly toned along spine and there is an indentation and rust residue from paperclip (now removed) at top front edge; binding is sturdy and secure, no creasing to spine. Book and plates are encased in a folding portfolio of gray cloth over boards with red orange cloth spine strip, red orange lettering and cloth ties. The inside of the front panel is lined with a black and white reproduction of medieval map of the Eastern hemisphere, centered on the Indian Ocean. Portfolio is lightly soiled/age-darkened, cloth at foot of spine frayed; remains of what appears to have been a white paper label at bottom of back board, a bit on bottom edge for front board, can be removed. Scarce. Book is 11 x 14"; xiv + 94 pages. 30 loose color plates [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Knickerbocker Books]
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        THE STONEWARE MONKEY A Thorndyke Mystery

      Hodder & Stoughton 1938 - First edition. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and blue dustwrapper. A very good copy indeed in a very good dustwrapper, which has a few scuffed patches. Black and white photographic frontispiece. A Dr Thorndyke story. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        MY EARS ARE BENT

      NEW YORK: SHERIDAN HOUSE. NEAR FINE WITHOUT D.J.. PUB 1938. FIRST EDITION. HARDCOVER. JUST A TRACE OF WEAR AT THE ENDS OF THE VERY SLIGHTLY SUNNED SPINE. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF THIS SCARCE BOOK.. Keywords: NEW YORK, NEWSPAPER REPORTER, ABCDEF.

      [Bookseller: JOHN LUTSCHAK BOOKS]
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        Aeronautica Italiana nell'Immagine: 1487 - 1875

      Milano: Museo Caproni; Edizioni D'Arte Emilio Bestetti, 1938. First Edition. Vellum and Decorated Cloth. Very Good Plus. Elephant Folio - over 15. Book. Printed in an edition of 600, of which only 100 were for sale to the public. Large folio, 16 by 12.5 inches, (vi), iv, 88 pp, followed by 174 leaves of illustration, (2) then pages 89 to 184 + (2) pp. A pictorial history and bibliography of images of the history of Italian aeronautics from Leonardo da Vinci to Enrico Forlanini. Extensively illustrated with over 174 black and white and color illustrations. Light soilage to Vellum spine and decorated board which has splendid illustration of a balloon. Light shelfwear on lower edges and corner. Minor foxing to fore edge. Loosely inserted is a commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus. Interior tight, clean and spectacular. VG Plus.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        Thoroughbred Racing Stock and its ancestors. The authentic origin of pure blood. . With a history of the Thoroughbred racehorse and the horses of the East and West.

      1938 1938 - London (1938). Thick 4to. Or.full buckram. Gilt. (covers and edges soiled). In slip-case. (476pp.). With 21 full-page col. plates, 38 8 b/w plates, text-illusts., a fold. map at end, and errata-slip. 1st ed. Complete and extremely rare. Some assoc. newspaper cu ttings laid down on preliminary leaves. Copy from the Wigan Free Public Library with some library markings. NOTE: The standard authoritative work on the subject.

      [Bookseller: Berkelouw Books]
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        Love Counts Ten

      Obelisk Press, 1938, Softcover, Book Condition: Very GoodSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. "A sensational story of the night haunts of a great city." Copyright pages states "First published December 1938." This softcover's pages remain uncut at the top edge and on the fore-edge. It appears never to have been read; although, the spine is creased down the middle. The pages are yellowing, and the inside of the front wrap is foxed. The fore-edge of the text-block is rough-trimmed and has some dirt spots. The front wrap with orange title remains bright, with only a hint of rubbing and darkening toward the edges. The spine and back wrap are yellowed. The book bends slightly upward at the bottom corner. Bumping to edges, corners, and spine ends. Please contact us for photos or further information about the book. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 009273.

      [Bookseller: The Dusty Bookshelf]
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        [Screenplay]: Man About Town

      (Los Angeles): Paramount Pictures. 1938. Screenplay. Stapled and mimeographed sheets. A little darkening to the edges of the first page, else about fine. The second page, which lists the characters, has had the actors' names handwritten in. Boldly Signed on the front page by most of the principal players: Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Phil Harris, Monty Woolley, Betty Grable, and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. A pencil note on the page states: "June 25, 1939 from Joe," presumably the source of the signed script. The film, a musical comedy with Benny as a Broadway producer who cavorts with married women in order to get would-be girlfriend Lamour jealous, was directed by Mark Sandrich, and written by Morrie Ryskind. A very nice collection of signatures, and certainly seldom found together. .

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

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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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