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        Three Guineas

      Hogarth Press, London 1938 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Macrae Smith Archive of Original Artworks by American Illustrators, 1938-1973

      Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company. (1938-1973). A large archive consisting of 32 collections of complete or near-complete sets of original artworks, including dust jacket cover art and in-text illustrations, for books published by the Macrae Smith Company of Philadelphia, a leading publisher of children's and young adult books. The archive contains over 250 line and brush drawings (and some scraperboard proofs), and over 30 watercolor and gouache paintings.Assembled by a longtime graphic designer at the company, the archive is comprehensive in scope, bringing together several of the firm's best artists: including H. Tom Hall, Albert Michini, Clifford Schule, and others, most of whom served under the firm's editor and vice-president Edward Shenton, an important illustrator and author. Hall, Michini, and Schule were World War II veterans influenced by N.C. Wyeth and the Brandywine school of illustrators in Pennsylvania. All three made a living after the war illustrating children's books, magazines, and paperback covers. They also were accomplished portrait and landscape painters. Shenton, a veteran of World War I, had won national recognition as the principal illustrator for Scribner's Magazine and of several important American books by Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, and Marjorie Rawlings. He remained with the firm as editor from the 1940s until the early 1970s, while also teaching illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and serving as head of the Illustration Department at Moore College of Art.Other notable artists for the firm during this period include Francis Chauncy, best known for her impressionistic drawings of football players in Joe Archibald's sports novels for young adults, and Elsie McCorkell, who illustrated several popular anthologies of traditional holiday stories from the 1960s. Earlier artwork collections in the archive include Paul Quinn's drawings from 1938 illustrating an adventure story set in Elizabethan England, Ruth MaCrae's suggestive drawings for an etiquette book for boys and girls from 1949, and Guy Fry's whimsical drawings illustrating a 1953 anthology of holiday plays for children.Most of the drawings (in black & white and color) are on textured or plain paper sheets, either loose or mounted onto artist's boards with light scattered layout measurements and production notes in the margins. Some illustrations were drawn directly onto the artist's board, and several also include paste-ups of front cover or title page text, and/or one or more plastic overlays representing additional color separations. The color paintings are on artist's board or thick textured paper, most are in mat frames, including two paintings in wood frames. Most of the individual collections are very good overall. A detailed list of all 32 collections is available. .

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

      The Museum of Modern Art 1938 - New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938. (9 x 8 in, 22.5 x 20.3 cm) 196 pp. First edition. Original black cloth with printed paper label on spine and tipped in errata slip (fine and fresh with minor cloth wear at bottom of rear board and hint of spotting to label); original printed dust jacket (two vertical creases to upper, a similar faint crease to lower; spine darkened with two losses, a 10x15mm crown chip and an archivally repaired split; tiny chips at top edge; closed tears and associated creasing at folds and edges; 20mm dog-legged tear at upper fore-corner archivally mended; overall delicate and a bit loose fitting); original printed yellow bellyband quoting MacLeish and Seldes (numerous creases and wrinkles to upper panel, crease on lower panel, mildly soiled, loss at heel extends to upper panel, front flap perished). Containing 87 photographs, this first edition of Walker Evans's masterpiece "holds a well-deserved place at the top of the pantheon." Parr / Badger, "The Photobook" Vol. I, pp. 114-15). Additional reference: ["The Book of 101 Books", pp. 98-9; "The Open Book", pp. 128-9]. Despite numerous jacket faults, this copy presents quite nicely, is near complete, and scarce thus. Inquiries welcomed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Walker Evans:American Photographs

      The Museum Of Modern Art/Doubleday 1938 - New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1938. 198 p. First edition, first printing. (Original ribbed black cloth with printed paper spine label.) About Very Good hardcover. No dust jacket. Clean pages. Cloth at extremities frayed and worn, exposed tips. Light occasional foxing throughout, heavier towards front. Spine label toned, scratched and fingerprint-smudged. A nice, solid copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      UNC Press, Chapel Hill 1938 - 4to., 98 pp., illustrated from photographs. A very good copy. The photo illustrated dw has a few chips and pieces lacking and shows light soiling on the rear panel of text. One of the earliest books to be illustrated by the photographers of the FSA; Evans, Lange, Shahn, Rothstein, Carter, Mydans; with a text by a member of the Southern Agrarian writers group. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        VERVE. An artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume one, Numbers three and four. October -December 1938, & January - March 1939.

      Verve. Paris.,1938/9 - FOLIO. (14.1 x 10.4 inches). Two issues bound in one hard back volume. Fully illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings and photographs, these 2 numbers contain original full lithographs by Chagall, Miro, Rattner, Klee, Matisse & Derain. The two issues have been bound into one hardbound volume and the binding has been beautifully hand painted, in acrylic and oils, with an abstract design, including the volume title, to both the boards and the spine by noted Neo-Expressionist American painter Gaylen Hansen. Some rubbing to the edges and one split in the front board (without loss) but generally in very good condition.Included with the volume is a fine hardback copy of the fully illustrated book issued in 2007 to accompany the retrospective exhibition "Gaylen Hansen: Three decades of Paintings" at the Seattle Art Museum (October 2007 - January 2008) and Salt Lake City Art Center (February - April 2008). :. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        The Hobbit

      Houghton Mifflin 1938 - First U.S. edition. Original dust jacket had numerous tears and chips on the edges that were repaired by a well meaning soul at some point. Tape has yellowed. Original price unclipped. Price also penciled inside the front page otherwise free of any internal marking. Binding is solid, no loose pages. Color and black & white illustrations by Tolkien. Front board has title and image of bowing hobbit. Boards are clean with no noticeable shelf ware. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      BOSTON: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN CO. VG+/VG. PUB 1938. SECOND EDITION. HARDCOVER. ISBN: D.J. AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR / VERSO OF CONTENTS PAGE HAS 2. ISBN: PARA STATING THIS EDITION CORRECTS ERRORS OF PRIOR EDITION. BOOK HAS A TINY BIT OF RUB AT THE SPINE ENDS AND A SMALL BIT OF SOILON THE TITLE PAGE. D.J. IS WORN AT THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS WITH SOMESHALLOW CHIPPING AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE, A SMALL STAIN AT THE TOP OF THEFRONT PANEL AT THE FRONT FORE-EDGE CORNER, A FEW SHORT EDGE TEARS, ANDTANNING OF THE WHITE AREAS. AN EXCELLENT CLEAN AND TIGHT COPY OF THISEARLY PRINTING OF THIS FANTASY CLASSIC. This copy seems to be consistentwith Currey's "Second Edition" (fifth impression) of 1951. It has "NINTHIMPRESSION" on the front flap of the D.J. and "PRINTED IN GREAT BRITIAN"on the rear flap, with Houghton Mifflin on the spine panel, and no price.The book itself has Houghton Mifflin on the recto of the title page and"Printed in Great Britian" on the verso, but the title page itself is notintegral but a "cancel". Green cloth covered boards with blue titles onspine and front cover and a hobbit "hat?" on the spine which has HoughtonMillin as publisher at the spine heel, and the decorated map endpapers.Although since the D.J. has "NINTH IMPRESSION" this would be the fifthimpression of the "SECOND EDITION" and although undated, it would seem tobe shortly after 1955 since "THE RETURN OF THE KING" has already beenpublished as of this printing. (It is listed in the author's othertitles on the verso of the half-title, and also on the rear flap.) Butcould be as late as 1962 when "TOM BOMBADIL" was published.. Keywords: FANTASY NOVEL, ABCDEF.

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        VERVE Vol. 1, No 3, revue artistique et litteraire, 1938, Contains 5 Lithographs Chagal, Miro, Klee, Ratner.

      1938 - VERVE Vol. 1, No 3, revue artistique et litteraire, 1938, Contains 5 Lithographs Chagal, Miro, Klee, Ratner. "Teriade Editor and Director, texts by Tagore, Valéry, Malraux, Claudel, etc. photographs & reproductions of oriental art, also drawings by Matisse, Bonnard & others, Text by Reverdy, Malraux, Claudel, Tagore, etc Contains 5 Original lithographs by Marc Chagall, Joan Miró, Rattner & Paul Klee, the cover by Bonnard. Book is complete with soft cover. Condition: Very Good." [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Verve: An Artistic and Literary Quarterly: Volume One, Number Three, October-December [1938]

      Verve, Paris 1938 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Chosen People

      Jonathan Cape 1938 - Missing flyleaf. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, but spine is slightly cocked. Endpapers browned slightly . Edges foxed and browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24806. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        "Janice" in The Threshold

      [Syracuse: Syracuse University]. 1938. First. First edition. Foreword by A.E. Johnson. 21pp. Near fine in wood-patterned paper wrappers with a few minute creases and tiny stains. A collection of prose and verse from the 1937-38 sophomore class in Creative Writing at Syracuse University, taught by Johnson. Notable for containing Shirley Jackson's first published story, "Janice." A very short tale, told primarily in dialogue, of a disaffected college student who casually recounts her suicide attempt. This inaugural yet fully mature effort was a clear indicator of the understated psychological horror for which she would become well known. In addition, it was directly through the publication of this story that she met her husband, the critic Stanley Edgar Hyman. Although the two did not know each other prior to its publication, he was also a student at Syracuse and upon seeing a copy of The Threshold he was so taken with the quality and impact of the story that he immediately sought her out and wooed her (Oppenheimer, Private Demons, pp. 52-56). The Threshold was not a campus periodical, but rather a one-off publication, and thus was particularly prone to being discarded. (Jackson later published three pieces in the campus humor magazine The Syracusan, and, with Hyman, produced four issues of a campus literary journal called Spectre.) A lovely copy of a rare booklet; we know of only two other copies. .

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        Death Stops at the Old Stone Inn

      New York: Hillman-Curl. 1938. First. First edition. Quarto. 279pp. Good in boards with moderate wear at the extremities and a three-inch tear along the sunned spine. Inscribed by both Shirley and Adele to the family of their sister, the prolific author Elizabeth Seifert. A wonderful association copy of a scarce mystery, the first by either of these authors(Adele wrote three additional mysteries, while Shirley was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for her other 1938 novel The Wayfarer). OCLC locates five copies. .

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        Comte de Lautreamont OEuvres Completes contenant Les Chants de Maldoror les Poesies, les Lettres, une introduction par Andre Breton des illustrations par Victor Brauner,

      G L M, a Paris 6 rue Huyghens, 1938. # 408 of 1,000 on "velin bibliophile" paper (of a total of 1,120). - (Oscar Dominguez, Max Ernst, Espinoza, Rene Magritte, Andre Masson, Matta Echaurren, Joan Miro, [Wolfgang] Paalen , Man Ray, [Kurt] Seligmann, [Yves] Tanguy. Une table analytique. Des documents. Repercussions.) Binding: 5 3/4 x 7 3/4" (original book size: 14.3 x 19.1 mm.); 415pp., plus Table Generale: (4)pp.+ colophon leaf. Includes 12 full-page, bound-in black & white illustrations by Surrealist artists. In a special handcrafted inlaid & overlaid leather binding by book artist Tim Ely. Bound in full orange/brown morocco leather with inlays or overlays of black, gray, red, blue/gray, violet & orange/brown leather & applied areas of "textured" or "puckered" leather in red/brown, orange/brown, tan & gray; black inked lines; lines, dots, circles, curves, "horse shoes", etc. stamped in gold, silver, copper or iridescent toned metallic foils to form an overall design spanning both covers & spine. Label area on lower spine reading: Comte De Lautremont. Double headbands sewn in many colored threads echoing binding colors. Top edge gilt & toned with a red wash. Dark brown endpapers & extra flyleaves bound in. Fore & bottom edges untrimmed; original front paper cover & spine removed & included loose in the clamshell case. Binding design executed with great skill but undated; it uses elements of some of the great Surrealist painters' illustrations in this book as Matta, Miro, Tanguy, Masson (those who mainly worked in a more "abstract" style). In a sturdy clamshell case (box) covered in gray cloth with title in black on spine; inner section lined with gray felt. Book shows some age spotting to fore edge; else, text, plates, binding & case in fine condition. This illustrated & bound book is both the quintessential surrealist & neo-surrealist object. No better title than the 1938 GLM edition of Lautreamont could have been found for this project & Tim Ely's mildly unusual binding does this still very unusual work justice. Les Editions G. L. M. 190. (French text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ballet Panorama: An illustrated chronicle of three centuries.

      London, Batsford. 1938. - First edition; 8vo; bound in blue full leather, with pale orange endpapers, gilt edges and tooled and lettered in gold to spine. Binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, showing stylised dancer to front and rear panels. Signed on the reverse of the colour frontispiece by Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpman. Fine in a custom made slipcase.

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        Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout.

      Paris: Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateurs, 1938. - 4to (10½" tall). Full blue crushed morocco. Splendid 1930's French binding with a series of wide bands each bearing a letter of the title. Coloured calf inlay and gilt tooling on the upper board. Top edge gilt. A striking binding with humorously fantastical and brightly coloured illustrations throughout. Printed on Velin de Navarre, with 74 colour illustrations by Dubout. Rabelais' comic masterpiece was originally published in early sixteenth century France. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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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 - 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 adve [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Short History of Golf in Mexico and the Mexico City Country Club

      New York: Privately Printed, 1938. 1938 1st edition of this wonderful look at the history of golf in Mexico. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE LIMITATION PAGEand issued in an undoubtedly very small (this being #44) but unspecified limitation. Bound in a very attractive checkered cloth, consisting of mostly earthen, terra cotta colors. Still solid and tightly-bound and VG, with light foxing to the preliminaries. Quarto, 126 pgs. plus photographs. This copy includes a printed New Year's Greeting from the author AND the very uncommon 1939 and 1940 "Golf in Mexico" tissue-guarded supplements, designed to keep the reader abreast of annual changes at the Mexico City Country Club and as importanly, the author's golf game. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. Illus. by R. Winslow Myers/Andres Audiffred.

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        New Poems by W.B. Yeats. Limited Edition. Cuala Press

      The Cuala Press/Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, Dublin 1938 - 48pp. Poems include: Lapis Lazuli; The Curse of Cromwell; Roger Casement and The Old Stone Cross. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket and in clear protective wraps. Paper title label to spine browned Quarter cloth spines on blue papered boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Joseph in Egypt

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1938. Sixth printing. Two volumes. Some rubbing to the spines, near very good without the original slipcase. Inscribed by the author in Volume One: "To Lyde Gene with kindest regards. Thomas Mann. 21.II.1940." .

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        FLYING COLOURS Including a Ship of the Line (signed)

      MIchael Joseph Ltd., London; (1938) - 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. Octavo [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Captain's Chair. A Story of the North.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1938 - Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine in black, map front endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine rolled, loss of size from boards, spotting to edges of contents. A good copy in the rubbed and browned jacket with a chip from the head of the spine panel affecting the title and two tape repairs to the verso. First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Jack Beddington via John Grierson –horn blower and then some! With all good wishes, Cafe Royal, London, August 7 – 1938". An excellent association linking one of the pioneers of documentary film with one of its most notable patrons. The author, Robert Flaherty, is best known for his 1922 film, Nanook of the North, and is regarded, along with his close friend, John Grierson, as one of the fathers of documentary film. As publicity director at Shell and BP, Jack Beddington had commissioned John Betjeman's Shell Country Guides and been responsible for the famous poster campaigned that had commissioned work from Paul Nash, Ben Nicholson, McKnight Kauffer, Edward Bawden, and Rex Whistler, among others. He also produced films through the Shell Film Unit, established on Grierson's recommendation and quickly recognised for the imaginative style of its projects. During the war he became director of the Ministry of Information's Film Division, focusing on the production of documentary films but also enabling the making of feature films like One of Our Aircraft is Missing, A Canterbury Tale, and A Matter of Life and Death. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Double Jeopardy

      Macaulay Company, New York 1938 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Black Spring

      The Obelisk Press, 16 Place Vendome, Paris. 1938 - Originally published 1936 by Obelisk Press in soft covers, this reprint has a SIGNED INSCRIPTION BY HENRY MILLER on the detached fly-leaf. "To Prudence - memories of Corfu - the paradisical clinic, Henry. 8/8/38" Signed also by previous owner, Prudence Lucas. Married to the writer and classicist F. L. Lucas, she had an brief affair with Miller whilst in Greece just before the war. Provenance: The copy's poor condition (front cover missing,inscription page and half-title page detached, spine partially missing and text browned and fragile though unmarked though still sewn tightly together and absolutely readable) is due to it having survived a direct hit by a bomb during the London Blitz. It was happily rescued from the ruins of No.34 Redcliffe Road by Prudence Lucas and her friend, the writer Joan Wyndham, who was helping her in an attempt to recover some of her possessions from the rubble, in particular her own unfinished novel. This episode is described by Joan Wyndham in her published wartime journal LOVE LESSONS. This copy of Black Spring passed down from Prudence to its current owner, a relative. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Laughter in the Dark

      Bobbs-Merrill, IN 1938 - Dustwrapper shows a bit of light vertical scuffing to front panel and the lightest edgewear. The book, bound in tan cloth and stamped in dark blue is tight and clean. The dustwrapper (which is cream-colored, printed in gold, kelly green and black) is stunning. The scarce first edition of the author's first book. Becoming difficult to find in this protected condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael J. Toth, Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Original screenplay, producer Darryl F. Zanuck's copy)

      Twentieth Century-Fox, Los Angeles 1938 - Final script for the classic 1938 film, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," based on the novel by Kate Douglas Wiggin, directed by Allan Dwan, produced by Darryl F. Zanuck, written for the screen by Don Ettlinger and Karl Tunberg, and starring Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, and Gloria Stuart. This Darryl F. Zanuck's copy, with his large holograph initials on the front wrapper (as was his practice), and penciled holograph notes throughout, most of which are deletions. Interestingly, Zanuck has written "cast boy" on the first blank, with a doodle, indicating that it is likely a reminder (i.e., "cast" being a verb). Blue studio wrappers, marked "FINAL," rubber-stamped Copy No. 1, and dated September 28, 1937. Distribution page present, with receipt removed. Title page present, with credits for screenwriters Ettlinger and Tunberg. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus with yapping at the edges, bound with three gold brads. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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      D. Appleton - Century Company,, New York / London: 1938 - Illustrated by James Reid. Book with slightly darkened spine, with faint line of soiling to lower half of front board. Light binder's glue browning to paper along joints. A VG+ to Nr Fine copy of the author's rare second book, accompanied by a Fine facsimile jacket. Linen cloth binding with green stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Facsimile dust jacket. 8vo. 7-13/16" x 5-1/2". 1st edition. INSCRIBED by the Author, on the t.p. xii, [2], 296, [2 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        William the Dictator

      Newnes 1938 - London ,green cloth a near fine copy in facsimile of the very rare wrapper. The book has no inscriptions ,foxing ,staining ,with two minor bumps .The wrapper is very rare and its unlikely you will ever see the original. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        VERVE An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume 1, Numbers 3-4

      Verve 1938-1939, Paris - Original cover designs by Pierre Bonnard and George Rouault. No. 3 includes color lithographs by Chagall, Miro and Klee, and a host of color lithographs of The Indian Pantheon (six in all). No. 4 contains three color lithographs by Matisse (La Danse is double-paged) and Andre Derain, plus Tacuinum Sanitatus, Fourtheen Century Book of Health (seven pages of color lithographs). Interior contents and original covers clean, very fresh and housed in cloth binding. Text in English. Orig. brick cloth lettered in silver spotted and slightly worn. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        OEUVRES ILLUSTREES : - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - L'AIGLON - CHANTECLER - (LA SAMARITAINE - La Princesse lointaine - Le bois sacré )- (LES ROMANESQUES - Les deux Pierrots - La derniere nuit de Don Juan) - illustrés par Sylvain Sauvage, Etienne Drian, Mariette Lydis, Auguste Leroux et A.-E. Marty.

      1938 - 5 volumes, reliure plein maroquin vert jardin in-octavo Editeur(binding full morocco in-octavo Editor) (18,5 x 23 cm), dos à 3 faux-nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoration or et argent (gilt decoration) à filets or et argent (gilt and silver lines) et à froid (blind-stamping decoration), auteur et titre frappés or (gilt title), entre-nerfs à "losange or" au centre d'un "bouchardé" à froid, double filet en place des nerfs, dorés pour le nerfs central et argent (palladium) pour le nerfs supérieur et inférieur, filet or en tête et en pied (top and at the foot of spine gilt lines), décoration en "losanges" sur les plats, avec filets or et argent "palladium" croisés , certains avec décor "bouchardé" à froid, bordé de droite à gauche d'un double filet à froid, marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), tête dorée - gouttière long papier et tranche de queue non-rognées (gilt top edge - fore-edge with great paper and edge of bottom no-smooth), dos première et quatrième couverture conservés (spine front and back cover of the preserved paperback edition), tirage limité - 1 des 700 exemplaires sur Vélin Pur Fil Lafuma (N°534) , orné de nombreuses gravures hors-texte (en Phototypie en noir avec reliée à côté la même gravure en phototypie en noir coloriée au Patron par Daniel Jacommet et Duval-Beaufumé) par Sylvain Sauvage, Etienne Drian, Mariette Lydis, Auguste Leroux et A.-E. Marty + Portrait de Rostand par Pierre Gandon, 300 + 312 + 331 + 268 + 373 pages, 1938-1939 Paris Lafitte Editeur, Superbe Edition.dans une reliure exceptionnelle.en Parfait Etat (as new condition). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1000 EUR. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        Chantecler. Illustrations de Mariette Lydis, bandeaux et culs-de-lampe decoratifs de Sylvain Sauvage, graves sur bois par Gilbert Poilliot.

      Edins Pierre Lafitte [1938], Paris - One of 1800 copies on velin from a total edition of 2575. 8vo. Bound by LePretre: 3/4 red morocco and paste-paper boards with gilt and blind- stamped sunburst radiating over upper and lower covers, spine smooth, title gilt, top edge gilt (stamped on front blank Lepretre). Original covers bound in, near fine. Illustrated with fourteen plates hors-texte by Mariette Lydis (1890-1970), with bandeaux and culs-de-lampe by Sylvain Sauvage(1888-1948), who in the mid-twenties became his own publisher and made a name for himself as an illustrator and decorator of considerable style. Chantecler, Rostand's play in four acts in verse, was performed for the first time in the Theatre de la Port Saint-Martin on February 7, 1910. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis Inc., ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, in pencil, 8vo, postmarked New York, June 26, 1938

      - "It's good to hear from you. To know you bursting with energy--the spirit of life. Good to know you are writing and good to know the child is mending and that you have more time for yourself. I feel as utterly useless even though I am on the mend. Is slow work?How stupid for me to have collapsed. When you happen in town?it could be arranged for you to see me ?." Signed, "Your old Stieglitz.". Stieglitz likely refers to the heart attack he suffered in early 1938. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs]
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        Les chiens de chasse

      Manufacture française d'armes et cycles 1938 - RO20000778: 87 pp., une petite tache sur le 1er plat - Percaline beige avec décoration d'éditeur, plats consolidés avec ruban adhésif marron, planches couleurs de toutes les races de chiens de Malher et de Castellan In-4 Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 799.2-Chasse [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
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        VERVE. An Artistic and Literary Quarterly. Volume one, Numbers three and four

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

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        Nine Chains to the Moon

      J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia and New York 1938 - 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. 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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        Obligations pour la roulette de Monte-Carlo.

      Paris: XXe Siècle. 1938 - Offset lithograph in color. Schwarz, no. 406.Of of 155 impressions. 314 x 220 mm. Left margin trimmed almost to the text.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        This Peace

      Knopf, New York 1938 - Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with Mann's initials embossed in blind to front panel. A very good copy, with some strange red staining to endpapers (not affecting text). First US edition, translated by H. T. Lowe-Porter, INSCRIBED IN ENGLISH BY THE AUTHOR ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: 'To Mr. [sic] Lily O. Pforzheimer hoping that she may enjoy these words, that came from my heart. Princeton 27. XI. 38 Thomas Mann'. Mann lived in Princeton between 1938 and 1941, completing Lotte In Weimar there. Lily Pforzheimer was the wife of celebrated American philanthropist and bibliophile, Carl Pforzheimer. This Peace was Mann's forensic, comprehensive and unanswerable trashing of the Munich Peace Agreement. This copy has some strange red staining to both front and rear endpapers. Mann's inscription is written on the ffep., but is not adversely affected by the discoloration.

      [Bookseller: Neil Pearson Rare Books]
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        Brighton Rock: An Entertainment

      London: William Heinemann Limited, 1938. 361 p. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, tan endpapers. First edition, first printing. Good+ or better condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages, toned with age. Boards slightly curved; cloth a bit soiled, worn away at head, stained on back cover; spine dulled; binding a bit shaken. Small stain on top edge. A few finger smudges in margins. A nice copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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