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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]

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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

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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]

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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. .

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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.

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        Roland Clark'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'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.

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

      Faber & Faber, London, 1938 - First edition. Hardback. Number 69 in a limited edition of 1000, 500 in Great Britain, signed by Graves and Hart. Very good indeed, spines faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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's business reply card laid-in. The earliest-begun of Kafka's three novels, and the last one published, completing what his literary executor Max Brod termed Kafka's Trilogy of Loneliness. A beautiful copy of an exceptionally important tragicomic novel, the nicest copy we have seen for some time. .

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        Un Divertissement

      G.L.M. 1938 - Kafka (Franz) – 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’un ancien papier de protection sur les gardes, sinon très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        America: Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir

      London, G. Routledge & Sons, Ltd 1938 - A near fine copy in the publisher's original title-blocked, wine cloth. A particularly well preserved copy; tight, bright, clean and sharp cornered. Copies in this condition are extremely scarce. All books fully on approval. 1 Kg. 300 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire pratique d?horticulture et de jardinage. Illustré de près de 5.000 figures dans le texte et de 80 planches chromolithographiées hors texte. Traduit, mis à jours et adapté à notre climat, à nos usages, etc par S. Mottet. Comprenant : La description succincte des plantes connues et cultivées dans les jardins de l?Europe, La culture potagère, l?arboriculture, la description et la culture de toutes les Orchidées, Broméliacées, Palmiers, Fougères, Plantes de serre, plantes annuelles, vivaces, etc; Le tracé des jardins; le choix et l?emploi des espèces propres à la décoration des parcs et jardins; L?Entomologie, la Cryptogamie, La Chimie horticole; Des éléments d?Anatomie et de Physiologie végétale; La Glossologie botanique et hortic

      Librairie des Sciences et des Arts - G. Doin 1938-1939, Paris, - plus de 3.800 pages, relié toile verte, titre au dos doré. Bel exemplaire.

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      LIBRAIRIE DES SCIENCES ET DES ARTS / G. DOIN 1938 - R300022810: 756 + 767 + 743 + 755 + 802 pages illustrées de 11 + 18 + 3 + 13 + 17 chromolithographies ainsi que de nombreuses gravures. Mouillures dans le tome 5. Traduit, mis à jour et adapté à notre climat, à nos usages par S. MOTTET. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 635-Horticulture [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph musical manuscript being part of his incidental music to the comedy "La femme barbe," first performed in 1938

      - Delvincourt, a French composer, was appointed director of the Versailles Conservatory in 1931 and of the Paris Conservatoire in 1941. "His most important decisions were the founding of the Orchestre des Cadets and a chorus (so avoiding the evacuation of his pupils to Germany), and his invitation to Messiaen, despite much comment, to teach the philosophy of music. After Debussy and Ravel, he was one of the most ardent of French composers in trying to recapture the spirit of the Middle ages and the Renaissance, as in the Danceries." Alain Louvier in Grove online 2 pp., ca. 348 x 268 mm. Folio. 56 measures scored for both spoken and sung voices, including sections for chorus with instrumental accompaniment. Apparently complete. Marked "Scène IX les mêmes: puis les trois emissaires du Sultan - puis Croquendot." Notated in black and red ink with some markings in blue crayon. Unsigned. Slightly worn; creased at central fold.

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        La barbarie roja : Santander, Asturias, Teruel, Alfambra.: Documentos gráficos / La barbarie roja : Santander, Asturias, Teruel, Alfambra.: Documentos graficos

      - Historia. (93) Valladolid. 1938 23 cm. 158 p. principalmente il. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo estampado. Imp. Francisco G. Vicente. España. Historia. 1936-1939 (Guerra civil). Fotografías MUY BUEN ESTADO. MF7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt. With a special introduction and explanatory notes by President Roosevelt

      New York: Random House. 1938. First. First edition. Compiled by Samuel I. Rosenman. First five volumes (as published, eight additional volumes were added later). Original full gray calf. One of 500 unnumbered copies. Bookplate in each volume, corners and edges of the spines a little rubbed, a very good set, lacking the original cardboard slipcase. This copy Inscribed by Franklin D. Roosevelt to Samuel Falk, and below F.D.R.'s inscription, it has also been Inscribed to Falk by the compiler, Rosenman. .

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        Brighton Rock

      William Heinemann, London, UK 1938 - No other printings are mentioned, so this is absolutely a first printing - Description: A beautiful and vibrant facsimile dust-jacket accompanies the book; so you can see how the book looked exactly when it was first sold! - Iconic pink and black cover design. This wonderful book certainly stands out from the crowd! Strong boards firmly held to inner page block. Small tear to the spine cloth at the top and small chip to bottom. Looks amazingly clean with very minor soiling. Slight scuffing to corners. All 361 pages are present. The front and rear blank end-pages are missing and there is a small nick to the page edge on the full title page. Pages are browned and foxed throughout.There is a crack at the margin at the very last page. - Graham Greene on Brighton Rock: -- Brighton Rock I began in 1937 as a detective story and continued, I am sometimes tempted to think, as an error of judgment¿The first fifty pages of Brighton Rock are all that remain of the detective story; they would irritate me, if I dared to look at them now, for I know I ought to have had the strength of mind to remove them, and to start the story again¿however difficult the revisions might have proved ¿ with what is now called Part Two -- .the setting of Brighton Rock may in part belong to an imaginary geographic region. Though Nelson Place has been cleared away since the war, and the Brighton race gangs were to all intents quashed forever as a serious menace at Lewes Assizes a little before the date of my novel, and even Sherry's dance hall has vanished, they certainly did exist; there was a real Nelson Place, and a man was kidnapped on Brighton front in a broad daylight of the thirties, though not in the same circumstances as Hale, and his body was found somewhere out towards the Downs flung from a car. Colleoni, the gang leader, had his real prototype who had retired by 1938 and lived a gracious Catholic life in one of the Brighton crescents, although I found his name was still law when I demanded entrance by virtue of it to a little London nightclub called The Nest behind Regent Street¿ -- All the same I must plead guilty to manufacturing this Brighton of mine as I never manufactured Mexico or Indochina. There were no living models for these gangsters, nor for the barmaid who so obstinately refused to come alive. I had spent only one night in the company of someone who could have belonged to Pinkie's gang¿a man from the Wandsworth dog-tracks whose face had been carved because he was suspected of grassing to the bogies after a killing in the stadium. (He taught me the only professional slang I knew, but one cannot learn a language in one night however long.) -- .The Pinkies are the real Peter Pans ¿ doomed to be juvenile for a lifetime. They have something of a fallen angel about them, a morality which once belonged to another place. The outlaw of justice always keeps in his heart the sense of justice outraged ¿ his crimes have an excuse and yet he is pursued by the Others. The Others have committed worse crimes and flourish. The world is full of Others who wear the masks of Success, of a Happy Family. Whatever crime he may be driven to commit the child who doesn't grow up remains the great champion of justice. "An eye for an eye." "Give them a dose of their own medicine." As children we have all suffered punishments for faults we have not committed, but the wound has soon healed. With Raven and Pinkie the wound never heals. - Thanks for your interest and I hope you like the book enough to buy it. --- Our orders are shipped within 1 or 2 business days. - Regards from Arabella. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L’école des cadavres

      Denoël, Paris 1938 - 308 pages plus 4 planches Hors Texte, 21,5 X 14,5 Edition originale, un des 100 ex sur pur fil après 32 Japon et 50 Hollande N° 81. Exemplaire en excellent état excepté une petite fente de en pied du premier plat (voir illustration). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE FIFTH COLUMN. And the First Forty-Nine stories

      Charles Scribner's Sons. New York.,1938. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. First printing with the publishers "A" on copyright page. Neat previous owners inscription on the front blank endpaper, otherwise a fine copy of the book in a near fine original dustwrapper with some creasing and one short closed tear, without loss, to the top of the spine. Housed in a cloth covered slip-case. Uncommon in such nice condition.:

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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories

      Scribner(s) Scribner's 1938 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful dustjacket that is rich in color with slight wear to the edges and spine. This original dustjacket has all the first issue points present. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with a hint of wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this true first edition, seldom seen in such amazing condition. We buy Hemingway First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Fifth Column and The First Forty-Nine Stories

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1938. First. First edition. A little rubbing to the decoration at the base of the spine, near fine in very good or better dustwrapper that is tanned at the spine, and displays shallow loss at the foot. Hemingway's only play, along with some of his finest stories, including "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." A very attractive copy. .

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        The Fifth Column and the First Forty-nine Stories

      Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1938 - First Printing. Dustjacket has light rubbing to corners and spine ends. An attractive copy of a large book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A collection of original typescript papers by Aleister Crowley outlining the history of his relationship with John Bland Jameson. Some pages with holograph insertions and corrections in Crowley's handwriting. About 53pp.

      NP [1938] - John B. Jameson (b. 1915), was an associate of Crowley's during the years 1938-1939. At the time Jameson was a wealthy young man, a member of the Theatre Arts Club, who divided his time between partying, travelling, and his thespian activities. He also had an interest in the occult, and collected Crowley's books, and eventually contacted the Beast with the hope of receiving occult tuition. Crowley apparently persuaded Jameson to purchase a 'founder's share' in his venture selling Amrita, and it was from Jameson's flat at 6 Hasker Street, SW1, that Crowley tried to launch the business. Crowley also took up temporary residence in the building, with Jameson his landlord. For a time relations were close, and Crowley suggested making Jameson an 'heir' of sorts, and apparently even declared him "Acting Grand Treasurer General of the O.T.O.," although whether he ever did anything with respect to this office is unknown. Perhaps not surprisingly the two eventually fell out, most likely over disagreements about their financial and tenancy arrangements. Crowley later wrote bitterly in his diary:John Jameson shows heroic rage / against sick men of thrice his age. Against sick women in his care. / Nothing John Jameson does not dare. Yet opposition soon dries up / The frenzy of the Pansy Pup.The papers comprise:(i) A typescript, possibly carbon, 'Memorandum' by Crowley, on the rectos only of 23 leaves of (8 x 10 inch) off-white typing paper. The 'Memorandum' outlines the history of Crowley's acquaintance with John B. Jameson during the period May 12, 1938 - November 4, 1938. The information in the 'Memorandum' was obviously reconstructed by Crowley from his diaries, letters, and memories, and seeks to document, on a day-by-day basis, all his dealings with Jameson in that period, and any arrangements or agreements that were made between them. There is something 'legal' about the tone and construction of the 'Memorandum' and it seems that it might have been prepared by Crowley in anticipation of a legal dispute. Despite this it contains much vintage Crowley: he writes in obvious dismay of his discovery that Jameson 'was completely ignorant of art,' and snobbishly described one of Jameson's parties: "There was a considerable crowd of tenth-rate theatrical and screen people; nobody present was of any social or other importance. I was considerably surprised and a little disgusted." The 'Memorandum' also reveals the basis for Crowley's poetic charge that Jameson 'raged' against 'sick women in his care.' Much delightful and interesting biographical material throughout.(ii) A collection of typescript copies and drafts of 8 letters between Crowley and Jameson. 30 pages on 25 leaves (8 x 10 inch) off-white typing paper. Of particular note is what appears to be the original draft of a lengthy (ten-page) letter from Crowley to Jameson, with numerous manuscript corrections and additions in Crowley's handwriting. It is a broad ranging letter, in which Crowley berates Jameson for his lack of work, and in particular for giving "a very mechanical reading of the Hymn to Pan" on Crowley's birthday. Much of the letter is devoted to a discussion of Crowley's business prospects. Mention is made of the O.T.O. and Amrita, but the main focus is on his plans to take over (or reclaim) AMORC: "Louis Wilkinson and Frieda Harris are quite agreeable to come out to the States with me in August, where we have Mencken and Elmer Gertz, and a number of other quite important people waiting to push us along. We shall probably need an energetic business woman, of mature age and repulsive appearance, with utterly loathsome manners suited to the American public, to complete the party." Also of considerable interest is the carbon copy of a short letter, dated February 7th, 1939, in which Crowley apparently refuses to accept Jameson's resignation from the position of Acting Grand Treasurer General of the O.T.O. - citing a technical fault in the manner of address, and his failure to

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        'Bout Cullud Folkses

      New York: Henry Harrison. (1938). First. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a couple of very small tears. A lovely copy of this collection of poetry by an Ohio-born granddaughter of Nat Turner. .

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        Arms and the Covenant. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill.

      George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London, 1938 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine within triple fillet gilt, double fillet panel in blind to the upper board. Spine sunned, the boards marginally a touch spotted, light foxing to the endpapers, half-title browned as usual, a very good copy. Frontispiece portrait. First Edition, only printing. This copy inscribed to Admiral Sir Dudley Pound on the front free endpaper; "To 1SL [First Sea Lord] from WSC, 28.3.40." Churchill began to write "Admiral" and then scratched out the first two letters, deciding to use instead Pound's abbreviated title, and signing just with initials. Pound responded to this present with a note of the same date, "Thank you very much for Arms and the Covenant and the kind thought which prompted the gift. I shall much enjoy reading it and imbibe much useful knowledge" (Churchill papers, 2/397, published in Gilbert, The Churchill War Papers, I, p924). When Admiral Backhouse died in July 1939 Pound was neither an obvious, nor a popular choice for the position, "the appointment was something of a surprise to the fleet where, owing to his unsmiling manner and lack of panache, he was a little-known and not always popular figure" (Kemp, Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea). Pound's contribution to the naval conduct of the war has been the subject of controversy, but what seems to be universally agreed upon is that his greatest contribution to the war effort as a whole was in his handling of Churchill, "Pound had to answer to the most self-confident and interventionist political master any first sea lord has ever worked for. Churchill worked hard to maintain control of the broad direction of grand strategy in his own hands, and constantly involved himself in fleet operations The struggle to help harness the positive energy of this human dynamo yet prevent him from making impulsive decisions that might lead to disaster, or meddling in operations to the point where the fleet had no idea to whom it answered nor confidence in its direction, may have been Pound's greatest contribution to victory" (ODNB). So effective was Pound at blocking Churchill's headlong rushes that the Prime Minister referred to him and his staff as the "masters of negation." Pound died on Trafalgar Day, 1943, "Churchill walked in his funeral procession to Westminster Abbey, and was observed to be in tears as his 'dear old friend and true comrade' was sent back to the sea with 'a Peal upon the Bells of the Abbey Church, half-muffled'" (John Litchfield, "Admiral Sir Dudley Pound," The Naval Review, LXIX,3, p190). Arms and the Covenant is an important collection of Churchill's speeches, 1928-38, warning of the dangers of a re-armed Germany. A contemporary review in the journal of the Royal Institute for International Affairs remarked that "apart from their literary graces" Churchill's speeches were remarkable because of "the restraint of their language" in view of the "blunders and inaccuracies" of the Government and for his technical mastery, "There seems to be nothing from Naval Strategy to the jigs and tools in an aircraft factory. on which Mr. Churchill is not an expert." A superb wartime inscription, a wonderful association. Cohen A107; Woods 44a

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        The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

      New York: Vanguard Press, 1938 - Tall octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in grey morocco, titles to spine blocked in white, pictorial onlay to front board copied from the original with the titles blocked in white, twin rule to turn-ins in white foil, red endpapers with the original pictorial endpapers bound in, gilt edges. Owner's name stamped to original front free endpapers and title page, couple of leaves lightly creased, some expert restoration to original endpapers, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Illustrated throughout by the author. First edition, later printing with the hats on the endpapers going from small to large. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the bottom of the verso of the original front free endpaper "With best wishes to Jack Macpherson Dr. Seuss." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Jahrbuch zur Geschichte der deutschen Goldschmiedekunst [Band I - 1938]

      F. Bruckmann, München 1938 - Quarto. Unpaginated [13]pp (text), [67]pp (photographs). Original tan cloth with gold lettering on front cover and spine. Published by the "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst*" (the German Society for Goldsmiths' Art), this rare 1938 yearbook is splendidly illustrated with striking b/w photographs showcasing the work of some of the most famous German goldsmiths of the 1930s, such as: Franz Rickert, H. J. Wilm, Gerhard Nieter, Robert Fischer, Erna Zarges-Dürr, Ludwig Riffelmacher, Johann Michael Wilm, Arnold Meyer, Bruno Eyermann, Karl Borromäus Berthold, Erwin Winkler, Elisabeth Treskow, Hugo Hahn, Richard Anke, Rudolf Schwarz, Hermann Wandinger, Willi Stoll, Hermann Schmidhuber, J. C. Klinkosch, Leonhard J. Reichensperger, Bodo Kampmann, Wolfgang Tümpel, Max Esser, Erika Petersen, Käthe Ruckenbrod, Frank R. Greeven, Sophia Koenig, J. F. Goldemann, Hans Markl, Fritz Riesack, Walter Schönwandt, Ernst Schmidt, P. F. Bernhard Reimann, Margarete Lohmann-Gruber, Josef Amberg, Martin Seitz, Max Adolf Pfeiffer, Erich Stumpf, Professor Julius Schneider, and others. Some of the artwork featured in this volume is clearly Nazi-inspired. Minor shelf wear. Endpapers, title page and last page slightly foxed. Text in German. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. * The "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst" (DGfG) was founded in 1932, by the German goldsmith and jeweler Ferdinand Richard Wilm in cooperation with recognized artists such as Emil Lettré, Albert Reimann, and Peter Behrens in the Altes Museum in Berlin. Today, the "Gesellschaft für Goldschmiedekunst" (GfG) is a German non-profit organization for the promotion of international contemporary design trends of jewelry and equipment. After World War II, the Association was moved to Hamburg. The association, which had been focused mainly on Germany, became an international institution on a public-service basis, and has been located in the German Goldsmiths' House, Hanau, since 1985. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A History of English Furniture

      London - Lawrence & Bullen, Limited 1938 - Four volumes bound in red cloth with gilt titles to the spines and front boards with 15 colour plates in each volume and lots of black and white illustrations. Percy Macquoid (1852 1925) was a theatrical designer and a collector and connoisseur of English furniture, and the author of articles, largely for Country Life, and of four books on the history of English furniture, the first major survey of the subject, which have been reprinted and are still of use today: The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Satinwood, ending his surveys about the year 1800. He collaborated with Ralph Edwards on The Dictionary of English Furniture (three volumes, 1922-25). The son of the book illustrator and watercolourist Thomas Robert Macquoid (1820-1912), his early career was as an illustrator and theatrical designer, whose illustrations in The Graphic Vincent Van Gogh praised to Anthon van Rappard in 1883 as the non plus ultra of elegance and mild refined feeling. Macquoid was a favoured designer of the theatrical producer Herbert Beerbohm Tree, notably for Tree's 1906 productions of Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra and Nero. In 1899 Macquoid produced decorations for the renovated St. James's Theatre, King Street, (demolished 1957-58) which were carried out by the leading London decorators Messrs. Morant and Co. For the great collector Lord Leverhulme, Macquoid designed the 'Adam Room' for the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Liverpool. Following his marriage in 1891 to Theresa I. Dent, the couple built The Yellow House, Bayswater, London, to designs by Ernest George and Harold Peto. Summer and autumn he and his wife Theresa spent at Hoove Lea, overlooking the sea at Hove. In both houses there was Macquoid's collection of seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English furniture, cared for by a devoted and efficient staff (Edwards 1974). Much of the furnishings collected by Macquoid furniture, silver, paintings, porcelain now form the Macquoid Bequest nearby, furnishing Pashley Manor, East Sussex. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. There is somewear to the extremities including bumping to the corners. The dustjacket to Satinwood is very unusually present though with three large closed tears to the spine, two largeclosed tears to the top of the front panel, a few handling marks,and a few small chips and tears to the edges. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright with a few spots to the endpapers. Overall the volumes are in very good condition with the dustjacket in good only condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works and Other Writings. [Including Poems; Endymion; Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes.] Edited with Notes and Appendices by H. Buxton Forman. Revised with Additions by Maurice Buxton Forman. With an Introduction by John Masefield.

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938 - 8 volumes, octavo. Recent green morocco, spines gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, floral roll to boards and top edges gilt, others untrimmed. An excellent set handsomely bound. Portrait frontispiece to volume I and illustrations throughout. The Hampstead edition, the best collected edition of Keats's works and a very handsomely bound set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Xxe Siecle N. 3 Juillet-Aout-Septembre 1938. with 6 woodcuts by Kandinsky

      Editions des Chroniques du Jour. Paris 1938 - Editions des Chroniques du Jour. Juillet-Aout-Septembre 1938 Gualtiero di San Lazzaro. With 6 woodcuts by Kandinsky, of which 3 in color. Text in French with the exclusion of one essay by John Piper in English. Rare publication in very good condition. More pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        LA NAUSÉE [Nausea]. Presentation Copy

      Gallimard, Paris 1938 - " L a n a u s é e . . . c ' e s t m o i . " Sartre, Jean-Paul. LA NAUSÉE [Nausea]. Paris: Gallimard, [1938]. 8vo., original publishers wrappers, 223pp. First Edition Advance Review Copy with "S.P." on the lower front cover. A near fine splendid example especially for a "Service de Presse" copy. Sartre's much sought after First Book. His Presentation Copy, inscribed in dark blue fountain pen on the second blank page; "A Monsieurs Rivière / en homage de l'auteur / JP Sartre". An exceptional copy of this cornerstone work of existentialism. Connolly, The Modern Movement, #84. With, Sartre, Jean-Paul. NAUSEA. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. hardbound. 8vo., 238pp. A near fine copy in dustwrapper designed by Patricia Davey. First Edition Thus translated by Lloyd Alexander, originally published in 1949 under the title "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin". Custom TBCL collector's clamshell case with compartments for both books in fine condition. "Nobody is better qualified than the commercial traveller over there to sell Swan toothpaste. Nobody is better qualified than that interesting young man to fumble about under his neighbour's skirts. And I am among them and if they look at me they must think that nobody is better qualified than I to do what I do. But I know. I don't look very important but I know that I exist and that they exist. And if I knew the art of convincing people, I should go and sit down next to that handsome white-haired gentleman and I should explain to him what existence is. The thought of the look which would come on to his face if I did makes me burst out laughing." The rationality & solidity of this world, Roquentin thinks, is a veneer. "Nausea (orig. French La Nausée) is an epistolary novel by the existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, published in 1938 and written while he was teaching at the lycée of Le Havre. This is Sartre's first novel and one of his best-known. The novel concerns a dejected historian in a town similar to Le Havre, who becomes convinced that inanimate objects and situations encroach on his ability to define himself, on his intellectual and spiritual freedom, evoking in the protagonist a sense of nausea. It is widely considered one of the canonical works of existentialism. Sartre was awarded (but declined) the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964. They recognized him "for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age." He was one of the few people ever to have declined the award, referring to it as merely a function of a bourgeois institution. In her La Force de l'âge (The Prime of Life - 1960), French writer Simone de Beauvoir claims that La Nausée grants consciousness a remarkable independence and gives reality the full weight of its sense. It has been translated into English at least twice; by Lloyd Alexander as "The Diary of Antoine Roquentin" (John Lehmann, 1949) and by Robert Baldick as "Nausea" (Penguin Books, 1965)". - Wikipedia [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Three Guineas

      London: The Hogarth Press 1938 - First edition, first printing. Original publisher's yellow cloth, in jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. About fine with some light offsetting to endpapers; in an excellent jacket with light fading to spine, a slight touch of wear to the spine, a small tear to head of spine, else fine and without the usual chips, loss, or foxing. Kirkpatrick A23a. Woolmer 440. Three Guineas is a non-fiction epistolary text that is the sequel to her 1929 A Room of One's Own. The book is divided into three sections, each of which contains an essay purporting to answer an unidentified gentleman's questions about the author's opinions on preventing war. Written in the years leading up to World War II, Three Guineas united Woolf's feminist and pacifist theories on fascism, women's employment, and militarism. Woolf originally intended the text to be a "novel-essay," with each chapter alternating between essay and fiction. However, she ultimately decided to separate the two, publishing the non-fiction sections as Three Guineas and the fiction as her popular 1937 novel The Years. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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