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        Scoop: A Novel About Journalists

      Chapman and Hall, London 1938 - First State of the text, with "8" in publication date indistinct and slightly raised, and with the "s" in "as" present in the last line of p.88. Octavo (19cm); publisher's black and red patterned boards with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 309pp. Top edge slightly dusty, with some scattered foxing and minor offset to the preliminary and terminal pages, otherwise a bright Near Fine copy. The Second Issue dustjacket is unclipped, moderately worn and soiled, with some shallow chipping at the edges and four tape mends on the verso; a Very Good and substantially complete example of a Waugh title that is scarce in any sort of jacket. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Summer Moonshine.

      Herbert Jenkins London 1938 - First Edition. DW. Red bds., black lettering. Wrapper sl. chipped at corners, sl. creased with small portion missing from spine end. This is a lovely copy in bright wrapper. Images available. VG+/VG+ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Tragedy of the Crater [in jacket]

      Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1938 Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1938. First edition, with the very scarce dustjacket. Signed and warmly inscribed to Charles M. Kerwin by the author. 12mo, 110 pp. Maroon cloth with gilt imprinting on cover and spine. Near Fine / VG+. A virtually fine, nearly pristine book with just trace touching at spine ends. Bright, clean and tight. Rare jacket shows wear at spine ends, toning at the margins, is better than very good. Pleasants, son of the Henry Pleasants who designed the tunnel which was the focus of the Crater incident, borrowed his title from one of a series of articles in the Century Magazine [Sept. 1887] by Major William H. Powell, but also likely from common nomenclature for the event. In July of 1864, a federal unit was attempting to assist in the taking of Petersburg, Virgina, but was being forestalled by Pegram's Battery of the CSA, consisting of 278 men and four guns several hundred feet in front of the federal unit. US Army mining engineer Henry Pleasants proposed the construction of a tunnel under the battery, one which would involve more than 600 feet of tunneling, more than had been done in like circumstances ever before. On July 30, however, after some tribulations, the tunneling was complete. A massive amount of explosives was placed under the battery, and set off. The resulting explosion obliterated the battery, leaving, in the process, a crater 200 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 25 feet deep. Very scarce with the jacket, the signature and in near fine condition. Please feel free to ask questions or request additional scans. L16

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      Whitman Publishing Company, Racine 1938 - (Dolls, Paper) EDGAR BERGEN'S CHARLIE MCCARTHY WITH MOVABLE MOUTH (code number 6861) drawn by Queen Holden. Racine: Whitman Publishing Company, (1938). First edition. Elephant folio - 9-15/16" x 16-3/4". Full color pictorial stiff card wrappers with a paper doll of and outfit for Charlie McCarthy, on both the front and the back cover. The lower spine is split approximately six inches and there is rubbing to the remainder of the spine for what is otherwise a wonderful copy of this very hard to find in unused condition, paper doll book. [4]pp. Each page contains a large full color image of Charlie McCarthy, as well as various items of wardrobe for him, all drawn by Queen Holden, which are designed to be cut out and played with by the book's lucky owner. Included with the book are two stiff card stands which are original to the book and which are used to help stand Charlie McCarthy. This is a wonderful paper doll book, completely intact and ready to add to your collection. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A tunica inconsutil. Poesia.

      Guanabara, Cooperativa Cultural, 1938. - Portrait, (1 l.), 320 pp., (2 ll.), with errata slip pasted to first leaf. 8°, original printed wrappers (spine browned, chipping at foot; front cover weakly attached). Minor foxing. Overall good. Author's signed and dated presentation inscription to the Portuguese poet Alberto de Serpa: "Ao irmão distante // ? Alberto de Serpa, // sempre lembrada e // admirado off: // Jorge de Lima // 1.9.38". ---- FIRST EDITION of the work that won the Grand Prize for Poetry from the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 1940, and which Mário de Andrade called "one of the best [works] he has yet produced. . full of the richest and the most surprising imagination."Jorge Mateus de Lima (1895-1953), a native of União dos Palmares (Alagoas), was a prominent Modernist poet and co-founder of the Northeastern school. He is "acclaimed as one of the most spontaneous natural poetic geniuses of Brazilian literature, [but] he is considered by some to be a perpetually dissatisfied poet in search of new worlds to conquer and never content with his own brilliant performance" (Stern pp. 176-77). In 1931 Lima moved to Rio de Janeiro and began teaching Brazilian literature. His earlier works included, in verse, the precocious @XIV Alexandrinos, 1914; @O mundo do menino imposível, 1925; @Poemas, 1927; and @A comédia dos erros, 1923. Although known primarily as a poet, he also wrote novels, children's literature and art criticism. The influences on his work range from Parnassianism to Symbolism, Modernism and Surrealism. Lima is closely linked with José Lins do Rego in the founding of the Northeastern school.As a young man Lima was torn between becoming a physician or a priest, and although he studied to be the former, many of his writings reflect a religious temperament that seems to have become stronger toward the end of his life, for example in @Tempo e eternidade, 1935, and in this work of 1938. The "seamless garment" of the title refers to John 19:23-24, when the soldiers who had crucified Christ decided not to tear his tunic into pieces.@Provenance: Alberto de Serpa Esteves de Oliveira (1906?1992), poet, dramatist, essayist and book collector, attended Coimbra University for 3 years but was more interested in collaborating with the writers of @Presença than in studying. He published his first novel at age 17 (@Saudade do mar, 1923) and 2 collections of poetry a year later (@Quadras and @Evoé). But it was 2 later collections, @Varanda, 1934 and @Vinte poemas da noite, 1935, that led to his unanimous recognition by critics as an important modern poet. Casais Monteiro says that Serpa, along with Branquinho da Fonseca, Carlos Queirós and Francisco Bugalho, give us "um novo aspecto do abandono egoísta a um eu inadaptado à acção ?[Serpa] tem, na poesia, não uma via de contacto com a realidade, mas, por assim dizer, um instrumento a cuja música embala a sua dolorosa impressão de diferença e de incompatibilidade" (p. 239).After his years in Coimbra, Serpa returned to his native Porto and became an insurance broker. He was imprisoned for political reasons in 1936, and at the same period became once again a fervent Catholic. Throughout his life he contributed to Portuguese literary reviews, including @A Águia, @Aventura, @Cadernos de poesia, @Cavalo de todas as cores (co-editor), @Diálogo, @Momento, @Presença (editor of the second series, 1939-40), @Quatro ventos and @Tríptico.---- Carpeaux, @Pequena bibliografia crítica da literatura brasileira p. 276. Marie F. Sovereign, "The Double Itinerary of Jorge de Lima's Poetry," @Luso-Brazilian Review 11:1 (Summer 1974), pp. 105-113.For Alberto de Serpa, see the following: Casais Monteiro, @Poesia portuguesa contemporânea pp. 239-45; Saraiva & Lopes, @Historia da literatura portuguesa (16th ed.) pp. 1063, 1067; @Grande enciclopedia XXVIII, 456-7. See also Fernando Guimarães in Machado, ed., @Dicionário de literatura portuguesa, p. 449; Eugenio Lisboa in @Biblos, IV, 1276?7; and @Dicionário cronológico de authores portugueses, I [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      - Paris, Librairie Le François, 1938. In-8, 193 x 145 mm, broché, couverture rempliée, 45 pages. Edition originale. Un des 7 exemplaires numérotés (n° 4) sur Japon impérial, premier papier précédant 50 exemplaires tirés sur vergé vert. Bien complet du feuillet "Conditions" encarté par l’éditeur. Très bel exemplaire. Rarissime sur ce papier. EDITION ORIGINALE SUR GRAND PAPIER [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Führer durch die Ausstellung >Entartete Kunst<. Die Ausstellung wurde zusammengestellt von der Reichspropagandaleitung, Amtsleitung Kultur. Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Fritz Kaiser.

      München, Verlag für Kultur- und Wirtschaftswerbung, [1938],. [2. Auflage] mit den Merkmalen auf den Seiten 21 und 29; Druck auf besserem Kunstdruckpapier. 20,8 x 14,5 cm, 30 Seiten 1 Blatt, Textabbildungen, Original-Klammerheftung, linke obere Ecke etwas bestossen, kleiner Randeinriss Vorderdeckel Mitte, sonst ein gutes Exemplar.. Altshuler p. 144 (mit Abbildung). - Bolliger 9, 701. - Claus, Entartete Kunst Abbildung Seite XXV. - Reed/Rifkind 421. - Rifkind I, 189 mit ganzseitiger Abbildung. - Spalek 251. - Brühl, Seite 93f. - Roh, "Entartete Kunst" Reproduktion des gesamten Kataloges. - Lüttichau, Faksimile-Ausgabe, Köln, 1988. - Zweiter Druck des "Ausstellungsführers", der zu den ungeheuerlichen Dokumenten der NS-Barbarei zählt. Zitat: "Was an Entartetem aufgespürt werden konnte, wurde konfisziert und nach München deportiert. Werke der Brücke, des Blauen Reiters, der Abstrakten und der sozial Anklagenden; allein 983 Werke beispielsweise aus der Hamburger Kunsthalle, 496 aus der Frankfurter Städel-Galerie, 900 aus der Düsseldorfer Kunstsammlung [...] insgesamt besuchten über 2 Millionen Menschen diese >Schreckenskammer< (Zitat aus: R. N. Ketterer, Dialoge, Band I, Seite 113). - Ca. 600 Gemälde, Skulpturen, Graphiken, Photographien, Bücher von ca. 118 Künstlern wurden ausgestellt. München, Räume der Gipsabgußsammlung des Archäologischen Instituts, Hofgarten-Arkaden, Galeriestraße 4, vom 19. Juli bis 30. September 1937 (verlängert bis 30. November); von Februar 1938 bis April 1941 sind folgende Stationen (Stand 1988) bekannt: Berlin, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt am Main, Wien, Salzburg, Stettin, Halle. Im Unterschied zur ersten Auflage weist die zweite Auflage einen veränderten Begleittext zu den Bildern auf Seite 21 auf: Hieß es ursprünglich: "Drei Kostproben von jüdischer Plastik und Malerei" und "die Juden heißen: Meidner, Freundlich und Haizmann", so steht da nach der Intervention Richard Haizmanns bei Göring: "Drei Kostproben entarteter Plastik und Malerei" und "Die Titel lauten: Selbstbildnis des Juden Meidner [...] Kopf von Haizmann". Auf der Seite 29 hieß es anstatt: "das Judengeschöpf wiegt [...]" danach "das Machwerk wiegt [...]. - Als Druckträger wurde für die zweite Ausflage besseres Kunstdruckpapier gewählt. - Reprint des Kataloges auch in: Schuster, Peter-Klaus, Die Kunststadt München, 1988 siehe Seite 183 bis 216.

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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&#39;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&#39;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. .

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        Coucher de soleil à Menado, Celébes = [Sunset in Menado, Celebes].

      1938. 1938 - Color woodcut on paper. 392 x 301 mm. sheets size 468 x 362 mm. Signed "Paul Jacoulet" in pencil and with tea jar seal lower left. Printed by Honda Miles, no. 53. Mild foxing or toning in margins, light toning upper right along edge, small white smudge lower right, edges untrimmed. Very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,, 1938. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt. Housed in a quarter green morocco solander box. Ownership signature to front free endpaper. Top corner bumped, a little rubbed at extremities, small spot to spine, endpapers slightly toned, rear hinge partially cracked, rear pastedown with an area of residue and abrasion where a bookplate has been removed. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, first binding of smooth green cloth with gilt lettering, one of no more than 718 copies thus. The book was bound by Webb Son and Co. in three batches: Feb 1938, Nov 1941, and April 1942. The first binding was smooth cloth, as here: according to Federman and Fletcher, wartime shortages may have resulted in later bindings in a coarser cloth. Of the total first printing of 1,500 copies, 782 were reissued as a cheap edition in 1942.

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        Alexandria: A History and a Guide.

      Whitehead Morris Limited, Alexandria 1938 - xii, 218 pp. Folding maps; illustrations from drawings and photographs. 8vo, publisher&#146;s lettered orange boards. Second edition; No. 10 of 250 copies signed by E. M. Forster. Spine sunned; very minor use to boards; an attractive copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le bruit et la fureur [The Sound and the Fury]

      Paris: Gallimard. (1938). First. 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&#39;s early and staunch appreciation by, and influence upon, French intellectuals prior to his "rediscovery" in America, is well documented. .

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        The Lad and the Lion - 1st Edition

      Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Tarzana, CA 1938 - A bright First Edition/First Printing, blue cloth with red tettering on the front cover and spine in Near Fine condition with light wear to extremities and prior owner's stamp to front free end paper in Very Good+, laminated dust-jacket with little edgewear and limited chipping. Zeuschner 235 ; The story of the Lad who might have been king, parallels that of his uncle and cousin who in succession become king; and though the life of the Lad was one of cruelty, dangers, and privations, there are few but who would choose to have been the Lad rather than the kin who wore the crown [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Deutsche Gaue

      Raumbild-Verlag Otto Schönstein (1938), Diessen a. Ammersee - 4to. 191pp. Three-quarter green cloth over decorated, paper-covered boards housed in modern custom made gray cloth slipcase. Binding protected by modern mylar. Beveled edges. 128 photographs & stereoscope resting in lowered pockets in front-and rear endpaper. Additional 72 photos mounted on heavy black card stock throughout book as published. Photographs by Hans Berger, Hermann Friedrich, Ludwig Gimple, Hermann Großberger, H. Gutjahr, Heinrich Heuer, Hugo Jäger, H. Jahns, Ludwig Klüg, Hans Rudolphi, Hermann Schmalle, Otto Schnöstein, Gustav Thorlichen and Walter Tröller. "Gau(e)" was the Nazi's term for district. There were 43 Gaue during the Third Reich. Minor sunning and scuffing on binding. Text in German, gothic script. Very good condition, slipcase fine. Complete Raumbild-Album with all photographs present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wee Gillis

      New York - The Viking Press, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A fully illustrated edition of Leaf&#39;s Scottish children&#39;s story. Bound in quarter-cloth with stamped lettering and pictorial paper-covered boards, with an unclipped dustwrapper. First Edition, second printing. With Robert Lawson&#39;s illustrations throughout. The first five illustrations have been hand-coloured. Wilnerd Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf) (19051976), was an American author of children&#39;s literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year career. Robert Lawson (18921957) was an American author and illustrator of children&#39;s books. During World War I, he also served as a camouflageartist. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only some slight wear to the extremities, with just some slight bumping, rubbing, and discolouration to the cloth. The dustwrapper has chipping with loss to the edges, loss to the top and tail of the spine and corners, and a closed tear no longer than 17cm to the front wrap. The dustwrapper also has some discolouration to the folds of the flyleaf, and occasional spots and slight browning to the reverse. Internally the pages are generally clean with occasional marks and some slight browning to the page edges. Overall the condition is very good indeed with a good only dustwrapper..

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        WEE GILLIS

      - (LAWSON,ROBERT)illus. WEE GILLIS by Munro Leaf. NY:Viking 1938. 4to, burlap covered boards. Fine in original slipcase (slipcase has small pieces missing from end flaps and is rubbed. 1st edition, LIMITED TO 525 COPIES SIGNED BY LAWSON AND LEAF. Every other page features a wonderfully intricate full page illustration by Lawson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Lovers of Teruel. A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse (Gregynog)

      The Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire 1938 - Bound in full red niger goatskin, covers decorated with a blind stamped Moorish design of interlaced strapwork, 3 imitation spine bands outlined in blind. Gilt spine tooling, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut, signed on paste down of lower cover Gregynog Press Bindery, (x), (1), 112 pp. An edition limited to just 155 copies of which this is one.Then there were 20 specials. Completed on 14th September 1938 and then published 2nd November, 1938. Some offsetting to turn ins to first and last few blanks. A very attractive production. (Harrop 38/p 205) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cold Morning Sky

      New York: Macmillan Company. 1938. First. First edition. Fine in an attractive, near fine dustwrapper with a few small internal repairs and a tiny chip on the rear panel. The very scarce first edition of this little-known winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. .

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        The Lovers of Teruel. A Drama in Four Acts in Prose and Verse (Gregynog)

      The Gregynog Press, Newtown, Montgomeryshire 1938 - Bound in full red niger goatskin, covers decorated with a blind stamped Moorish design of interlaced strapwork, 3 imitation spine bands outlined in blind. Gilt spine tooling, top edge gilt, fore edge and tail uncut, signed on paste down of lower cover Gregynog Press Bindery, (iv), v-x, (2), 112, (2) pp. An edition limited to just 155 copies of which this is one then there were 20 specials. Completed on 14th September 1938 and then published 2nd November, 1938. Some offsetting to turnins to first and last few blanks. A very attractive production. (Harrop 38, p205) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la dominaci?n espa?ola en M?xico

      Mexico City: Antigua Libreria Robredo de Jose Porrua e Hijos, 1938 4 volumes: xii+283 pages; 262 pages; 263 pages; 235 pages with index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 7 1/2") bound in full leather with red and black lables on spine in gilt. Original wrappers bound in. Biblioteca Historica Mexicana numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9. From the library of George M Foster. 2d edition.Manuel Orozco and Berra was born in Mexico City on June 8 in 1816 and died in the same city on January 27th of 1881. He was a disciple of José Fernando Ramirez and Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta and together with them, is considered one of the most important historians of Mexico in the nineteenth century. He obtained a law degree at the Seminar Palafoxiana Puebla. In 1850 he was appointed director of the Archivo General de la Nación. From 1855 to 1857 he served as Officer of the Ministry of Public Works during the government of Ignacio Comonfort. In 1863 President Benito Juárez was appointed minister of the Supreme Court of the Nation. Between 1864 and 1867 he served as director of the National Museum during the rule of Maximilian I of Mexico; because of this, he was tried as a traitor to the homeland and sentenced to prison. In 1867 his work was published Geografía de las lenguas y carta etnográfica de México. On September 11th of 1875 Orozco and Berra became a member of the Mexican Academy of Language. Between 1880 and 1881 He had published in four volumes his masterpiece . Orozco and Berra was a pioneer of the historiography of the Mexican president and Mexican Society of Geography and Statistics. The died in Mexico City on January 27th of 1881. His work Historia de la dominación española en México was published posthumously in 1901.George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in.Condition:Foster's stamp to front end paper of volumes, his date of acquiry (12/6/47) on front end paper of volume 4, slight edge wear else a very good to fine set.

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        An American in Paris

      [New York?]: Privately printed. [circa 1938]. First. Facsimile of the handwritten score. Folio. Full leather, ruled with a Greek key design, and lettered in gilt. Blue silk endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. Laid in is a Typed Letter Signed dated 12 April 1938, from Abraham Ellis to Gershwin&#39;s mother, Rose (who was the unmarried composer&#39;s heir). Ellis announces in the letter that he has just purchased the Manhattan Opera House (which became the Manhattan Center), and that with Rose&#39;s permission, he would like to rename the rebuilt auditorium the Gershwin Room. This was apparently a private photographic reproduction of the score that was produced for family and friends, before the manuscript was eventually donated to the Library of Congress. Gershwin&#39;s mother&#39;s copy, with the letter dated less than a year after the composer&#39;s untimely death. A classic of 20th Century composition, and inspiration for the Vincente Minnelli film, scripted by Alan Jay Lerner around Gershwin&#39;s music and starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and Oscar Levant. .

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      Lakeport, California: The Futile Press,. 1938. Small octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-14 [14a] [15] 16-45 [46] [47: blank] [48: errata] [49: blank],. original boards with wood-grain pattern.. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. Rare in this condition due. to the method of binding (unsewn signatures were adhered to the board. binding with binder&#39;s glue). Most extant bound copies of this book. have defective spine panels; this copy is virtually as new and is the. best copy we have seen. The Futile Press Catalogue Number Three. announcing the publication of THE NOTES & COMMONPLACE BOOK (with. specimen page) is laid in. (#110362). First edition. Limited to 75 numbered copies (this being copy number 31). Perhaps half the edition was bound in boards, the remainder comprise gathered and padded sheets lacking the board casing. Joshi I-A-14-a (this binding not seen). Currey, p. 329.

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        Lions and Shadows

      Hogarth Press 1938 - First edition, first issue: blue cloth with black lettering on spine, in first issue dust jacket (with publisher's logo only) by Robert Medley. This copy signed and inscribed by Isherwood in 1963 to book-dealer Allan Covici (The Invisible Bookman): with my thanks and best wishes. Book is nearly fine with very minor wear to edges and some darkening to end-papers, in very good un-clipped dust jacket with minor wear to spine ends. An uncommon book, rarely found signed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        OUR TOWN

      New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. A tight, crisp copy in a beautiful dustwrapper with minor wear to the spine tips and a superficial scratch and tiny closed tear on the rear panel. The cloth is mildly sunned at the spine and to the very top edges of both covers with no effect on either the front cover or spine blue paper label. Lovely copy in a brilliant dustwrapper. Hard to improve on this. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a touchstone of American theater. After reading this play, Albert Einstein wrote a letter to Wilder comparing OUR TOWN to Homer&#39;s ODYSSEY and Shakespeare&#39;s HAMLET, stating: "That an American of the present day can create with such delicacy and detachment touches the soul like a miracle."

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        Aunt Sara&#39;s Wooden God

      Boston: Christopher Publishing House. (1938). First. First edition. Foreword by Langston Hughes. 271pp., frontispiece portrait of the author. Fine in a just about fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears. A novel by a leading African-American actress who played the wife of Moses in the play Green Pastures, starred with Paul Robeson in the important Oscar Michaeux film Body and Soul, and starred in the play Mulatto for a year on Broadway. For those with more modern tastes, Gilbert can be heard singing on the soundtrack of David Lynch&#39;s classic cult film Eraserhead. The author, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, set the novel in the rural South from whence she came. Hughes, in his introduction, compares this novel to Hurston&#39;s Jonah&#39;s Gourd Vine and George Henderson&#39;s Ollie Miss. Gilbert&#39;s collected works were recently compiled and edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Not in the Catalogue of the Blockson Collection. Rare in jacket, only the second copy we&#39;ve seen thus. .

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        Livret de folastries (with etchings by Aristide Maillol)

      Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1938 - Illustrated with 43 original etchings (16 full-page and hors-texte) by Aristide Maillol, many of which are quite erotic. From a total edition of 230 copies, this is ONE OF 35 ON JAPAN PAPER. Only the copies on Japan are signed with Maillol's monogram, as this copy is. (Note: the individual etchings are not signed in this or in any other known copy. I once saw a copy with poorly forged penciled monograms on each of the hors-texte etchings, though.) This copy furthermore contains another etching by Maillol, "Feuille d'etudes" (Guerin 379), never published and extremely rare (this particular etching is illustrated in a full-page plate in Vollard's autobiography). Although Maillol illustrated several books with lithographs and woodcuts, this is the only one he did with etchings and, in fact, it contains almost the entirety of his work in this medium. One of Vollard's last great books: the great publisher died before the book was completed. According to Strachan, one of Vollard's "finest masterpieces." (p. 36) Small quarto, loose in original wraps as issued. Fine. References: Skira 217 (illustrated), Erving 17 (illus.), Guerin 332-374, Johnson 190 (illus.), Rauch 143, Wheeler p. 106 (illus.), Vollard p. 68 (illus.), Jentsch 33 (illus.), Strachan 337, Carteret IV, p. 347: "La seule et belle illustration de l'artiste gravee a l'eau-forte; elle est tres recherchee et cotee, surtout sur japon." One of the great erotic illustrated books of the 20th century. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        Le Corbusier Oeuvre Plastique Peintures Et Dessins Architecture.

      1938 1938 - Introduction by Jean Badovici. Paris: Albert Morance [1938]. 2 vols. Vol. I with text and black/white illustrations, followed by four full-page lithographic plates. Vol. II contains forty full page plates, loose as issued: numbered and titled of which seven are in colour - pochoir and lithographs. In printed brown wrappers, housed in orig. board portfolio, illustrated and lettered in black. Cloth ties intact. * First edition. 27 x 22,5 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Gargantua. - Livre Premier ; Pantagruel. - Deuxiesme et Tiers Livre ; Pantagruel. - Le Quart et Cinquiesme Livre (3 volumes)

      Paris : Gibert Jeune ; Librairie d'Amateurs, 1936-1938 - ~ 3 vol. ~ Les 3 volumes ornés de 74+73+66 = 213 dessins en couleurs de Dubout, mises en pages par Louis Malexis, imprimés sur les presses de J. Dumoulin ( H. Barthélemy, directeur ). Les coloris ont été exécutés sous la direction de l'artiste par E. Charpentier ~ Édition originale du Rabelais de Dubout en 3 volumes, tirée sur vélin des Papeteries de Navarre, exemplaire No. 199 d'un tirage de 3000 (le Gargantua en deuxième tirage et le seul numéroté, les deux volumes du Pantagruel portent l'avis : « Pour la justification du tirage de la présente édition des Oeuvres de Rabelais, se référer au premier volume (Gargantua) » ~ Pleine toile écrue de l'éditeur, plats recouverts de papier imprimé aux titre, dessin de Dubout et adresse, les plats inférieures avec l'enseigne de l'éditeur, signets soie rouge ~ Tome I: 8f+149+[1]p+5f; Tome II: 8f+265+[1]p+5f; Tome III: 6f+XIX+[1]+270+[1]p+5f ~ 27x21x10cm. ~ Minces frottements e taches au papier des couvertures, infimes déchirures de la toile sur les bordures, sinon, Très Bon état ~ Heavy item, circa 4.5 Kg. Extra postage costs may apply (please ask for quotation before ordering, clicking on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button to be found below) / Additional images available/ [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lirolay]
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      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Very minor wrinkling to the covers of the wrappers volume, less than with most copies we have seen, but with none of the internal foxing so typical to this volume which, in this case, still has its glassine present. Fine in solid slipcase with a short split at upper rear edge. Andre Derain and Aubrey Beardsley. Two quarto volumes (8" x 11"), copy #722 of 1500 numbered copies. The first volume in black wrappers is the French original illustrated by Andre Derain with gouache drawings on black paper reproduced through the pochoir process and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. The other volume, in gilt-decorated cloth, is the English translation by Lord Alfred Douglas with illustrations from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley including four omitted from the original.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        If I Die Before I Wake

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1938 - 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." See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Roland Topor - Original Drawing

      - Original drawing in Chinese ink and mixed media of French artist Roland Topor (1938-1997). Page size: 57,5 x 49 cm. Left part: 1. text: "Une étudiante de Harvard/ avait du goût pour l'avant-garde./ Elle avait orné ses muqueuses/ de miniatures scandaleuses/ où dominait le vert-moutrde." 2. b/w photograph reproduction (2 x 3 cm). Right part: mixed media colour drawing in oval format H: 30 cm - W: 23 cm based on the erotic photograph at left side. Numbered: II/III - Signed with pencil

      [Bookseller: The land of Nod - art & books]
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        TO BEG I AM ASHAMED. The Authentic Autobiography of a London Prostitute.

      The Vanguard Press, New York 1938 - First US Edition. Co-authored by Greene with Ronald Matthews. In England, the book published by Routledge, was suppressed. The "The Public Morality Council", alerted by reviews notified the Home Secretary who pressured Routledge to withdraw the book. There was quite a stir & Greene literally took off to Mexico at the time to avoid a potential libel action. As a consequence to Greene collectors, the UK 1st book is as rare as the rarest of Greene titles, especially in any sort of dustwrapper. After Routledge withdrew the book & pulped the run, it was published in Paris, June, 1938 by Jack Kahane, father of Maurice Girodias. Another edition was published in London in 1954. This is the true first US 1938 edition & very scarce in its own right & not often seen in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy showing a bit of fade to the extremities of the delicate blue cloth, partial binding offsetting at the endpapers, in an excellent original dustwrapper showing minimal use, & a touch of foxing, still about fine . Not including in Roland Wobbe's GG bibliography. A very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: Volume One, Number Three, October-December [1938]

      Paris: Verve. [1938]. First. Large quarto. Illustrated wrappers. Text in English. Spine eroded, a good only copy. Containing only three of the four original lithographs ("Summer" by Miro; "Autumn" by Rattner; and "Winter" by Paul Klee), lacking "Spring" by Chagall. Drawings by Matisse and Rembrandt, paintings by The Douanier Henri Rousseau, Pierre Bonnard, Delacroix, and more. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Enemies of Promise

      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.,, 1938. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Binding rubbed, some wear to extremities, lower joint and hinges cracked, ghost of Boots library shield to upper board, remains of issue slip to rear pastedown, rear free endpaper defective, contents faintly toned, spots and small damaged areas to pages 27, 55 and 56, and 208 and 209. A poor copy. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Yvonne and Jamie [the publisher Hamish Hamilton and his wife] from their friend and admirer Cyril", above an Italian verse quotation from Giacomo Leopardi crossed out by Connolly, noted "correction", and attempted again (though still incorrect). On the title page he has signed his name and expanded the printed epigram from Leopardi by seven words in manuscript. With underlinings in pencil and pen to pages 254, 263, and 318. The fact that Connolly would present his future publisher with such a copy of his own book, probably rescued from a second-hand shop, sheds evocative light on the indigent squalor of English literary life at this time.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Roland Clark&#39;s Etchings

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Signd by Clark in pencil on frontispiece etching. Copy # 209 of 800. Three quarter light tan buckram/burlap binding with red cloth insets at front and rear boards. Red leather patch title at spine, gold embossed titling to cover board. Slight toning of cloth from age. Clean, crisp copy within. Contains 69 etchings by Clark plus frontispiece. Also a list of all of Clark&#39;s etchings printed at rear, covering 1919-1938. Comes in original box with original label on front cover indicating that it is Copy No. 209. Outer box missing left side of lid, well worn and broken at corners, but still functions quite effectively.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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      London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.. (1938). First. First English edition. Slight foxing on foredge, easily fine in beautiful fine dustwrapper with very faint foxing on the spine, and none of the seemingly inevitable spine-fading. Publisher&#39;s business reply card laid-in. The earliest-begun of Kafka&#39;s three novels, and the last one published, completing what his literary executor Max Brod termed Kafka&#39;s Trilogy of Loneliness. A beautiful copy of an exceptionally important tragicomic novel, the nicest copy we have seen for some time. .

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

      G.L.M. 1938 - Kafka (Franz) &#150; Un Divertissement Edition originale numérotée. Traduit par Henri Parisot. Avec un frontispice de Max Ernst. Paris, GLM, 1938 ; fin in-12° broché (dimensions : 13 x 16,5 cm), couverture imprimée, 18 Frontispice de Max Ernst. Edition originale, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur Arches, après 15 sur Japon et avant 400 sur vélin teinté. Dos insolé, décharge d&#146;un ancien papier de protection sur les gardes, sinon très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: VORTEXTES Benjamin MENASCE]
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