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        The D.A. Holds a Candle (First Edition, inscribed)

      William Morrow, New York 1938 - First Edition. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Noni / Who wrote the stuff word by word from the 'Boss' / Erle Stanley Gardner." According to Dorothy Hughes' biography of Gardner, Noni Bibler was one of Gardner's early assistants, and as the inscription indicates, took down much of this novel from dictation.Very slightly cocked, else Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket with small chips at the extremities and some of the usual color-fading to the pink spine title. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc., ABAA]
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        Building up Manchuria ... Illustrated

      Tokyo: "Herald of Asia, n.d.". [1938]. "First edition in English, 8vo, pp. [4], 247; portrait frontispiece of the author and 26 photographic illustrations on rectos and versos of 16 plates; dust jacket with shallow losses at top and bottom of spine and corners; a near fine copy in a very good jacket. This copy inscribed ""To Miss Jane Howard, As a souvenir of our meeting again in Tokyo & in appreciation of the kind reception accorded by her parents at New York in the spring of 1933. Tokyo, Oct. 4, 1938. Y. Matsuoka."" Matsuoka (1880- 1946) was a Japanese diplomat and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Empire of Japan during the early stages of World War II. He is best known for his defiant speech at the League of Nations in 1933, ending Japan's participation in that organization, thereby isolating that country. He was also one of the architects of the Tripartite Pact and the Japanese–Soviet Neutrality Pact in the years immediately prior to the outbreak of war. Schooled in Portland and Oakland he took a law at the University of Oregon. He returned to Japan in 1902 and joined the Foreign Ministry in 1904. He was appointed to the Japanese consulate in Shanghai, and was subsequently attached to the Governor-General of the Kwantung Leased Territory, where he became acquainted with Got Shinpei, then president of the South Manchurian Railway and Yamamoto Jotaro, then working for Mitsui in developing the natural resources of Manchuria. He became a director of the South Manchurian Railway Company in 1922. In 1927, Matsuoka was promoted to the position of Vice-President of the South Manchurian Railway Company. However, following the Manchurian Incident of 1931, the establishment of Manchukuo and the Lytton Report to the League of Nations condemning Japan’s actions, Matsuoka was drawn back into the arena of foreign affairs to head Japan’s delegation to the League of Nations in 1933. Matsuoka gained international notoriety for a speech condemning the League of Nations and announcing Japan’s withdrawal, leading the Japanese delegation out of the League's assembly hall (excerpted from a long Wikipedia entry). Jane Howard, to whom this book was presented, was the sister of Jack R. Howard, president and general editorial manager of the E. W. Scripps Co. In the early 1930s he worked as a reporter and copy editor on the Japan Advertiser in Tokyo and the Shanghai Evening Post in China. Jane Howard (later Jane Howard Perkins) was a reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser and, after the interview referred to in the dedication, she published an editorial in the paper on Oct 13, 1938 calling Matsuoko ""the Saviour of Asia"" and praising the Japanese occupation of Manchuria as ""an economic blood transfusion."" She traveled to the Far East on Pan Am's maiden trans-Pacific clipper flight, where she interviewed Mme. Chang Kai-Shek and gave an eyewitness account of the Japanese bombing of China."

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        First Publication of Raymond Chandler's Story "Bay City Blues" in: Dime Detective, June 1938

      Chicago: Popular Publications Inc., 1938 - First Edition, First Printing. Chicago: Popular Publications Inc., 1938. Vol. 27, No. 3. An excellent copy: essentially fine. Pages are very light coloured and supple. The back cover has one corner crease and also two very small discreet puncture holes. Other than Chandler's "A Smashing Novel-Length Murder Mystery", contents include Frederick C. Davis's "Double Deadline: A Keyhole Kerry Mystery" – John Lawrence's "Witness! Witness!" - Baynard Kendrick's "Murder in A-3" - Milton Lowe's "Too Smart to Live" - A Department "Ready for the Rackets" - A Letter "Cold Poison" - The Editor's "The July Thrill Docket". The Ur-Lady in the Lake: "Let a midnight medico cure your Bay City Blues - A John Dalmas Story - with a shot in the arm, before you find yourself railroaded into a kill-frame by a red-headed woman who talked too much - out of the wrong side of her mouth." This item from our catalogue 9, which you can download at ygrbooks.ch. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Yves G. Rittener - YGRbookS]
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        Out of Africa

      New York: Random House, 1938. First American edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a small tear and light shelfwear. A superior copy. From 1914 to 1931, Danish aristocrat Baroness Karen Blixen owned and operated a coffee plantation in Kenya. After the plantation failed, she returned to Europe and began to write under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa reads like a collection of stories in which she adheres to no strict chronology, gives no explanation of the facts of her life, and apologizes for nothing. Basis for the film bearing the same name, directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, which went on to win seven Academy Awards.

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        OUT OF AFRICA

      Random House. New York. U. S. A. 1938. FIRST U. S EDITION. 8vo. (8.4 x 5.8 inches). A clean and bright copy in a fine leather binding of recent full dark blue morocco. Spine with five raised bands, the compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Red title label, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. A lovely copy of this famous work.

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        Training Your Dog

      Marshall Jones Company Boston 1938 - Advance Review Copy. Stiff wrappers with publisherÕs dustjacket glued down at flaps and spine. Author was founder of the Hollywood Dog Training School, famous for training several film canines including the Cairn terrier who played Toto in the Wizard of Oz. Introduction by Clark Gable, with photos of the St. Bernard from ÒCall of the WildÓ which starred Gable, as well as photos of other famous film canines trained by author. Very Good, small chip to lower rear panel of jacket, soiling to top page edge. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        L'Asse Nel Pensiero Dei Due Popoli / Die Achse Im Denken Der Beiden Völker

      Pinciana (1938), Rome - Sm. folio. Unpaginated. Gilt decorated blue cloth with gilt title to cover. Rebacked. The gilt decorations are of the German eagle as well as the Swastika and the Party symbol of the Fascists. Some rubbing to boards. Minor bumping to edges. Illustrated endpapers. Ex-Libris. Stamp of library "Amtsbücherei der Reichspostdirektion Bamberg Nr. XI G?147" and name of previous owner written in pen to front endpaper. Pictorial title page. Age yellowing to outer edges of pages not affecting text or photos. A look at Nazi Germany and its ally Italy gloryfying both countries cultures and leaders issued to commemorate Hitler's visit to Italy in 1938. Profusely illustrated with annotated b/w photographs many of them showing Hitler and Mussolini. Text in Italian and German. In very good condition. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        BEING GENIUSES TOGETHER.

      Secker & Warburg, London 1938 - First edition. First binding. 8vo, pp. 373. Gilt stamped blue cloth. Blue topstain. McAlmon's important modernist memoir of expatriate Paris. Reminiscences of the seminal Contact Press & Paris Literary Life of the 1920's. Certainly his scarcest book rarely seen in dustwrapper. A superior copy, fine in the dustwrapper which shows a little light use [one small chip at the bottom of the front panel]. In a custom collector's clamshell case. lovely. Cyril Connolly once wrote: "It' is not just the famous books which are hard to find. Several million books of 1938, 1939 and 1940 perished in the Blitz.hence the rarity of Beckett's "Murphy", MacNeice's "Yeats" and McAlmon's "Being Geniuses Together"." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Being Geniuses Together. An Autobiography.

      London, Secker & Warburg, 1938 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, top edge stained blue. With the dust jacket. Spine very lightly tanned but a very nice copy in the somewhat rubbed and tanned, price-clipped dust jacket. First Edition First Impression, First Issue binding and dust jacket with no trace of the remainder label to the spine. Many regard McAlmon's memoirs of Paris between the wars as the most perspicacious and revealing. His life there was famously troubled but nothing if not "in the heart of things". Married as no more than a beard to Bryer - the daughter of one of the richest men in England - McAlmon, a mediocre writer at best, established a short-lived but important publishing house, Contact Editions, which would print the work of Hemingway, Joyce, Stein, H. D., Bryher et al. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THREE GUINEAS. Proof. Quentin Bell's Copy

      The Hogarth Press, London 1938 - Woolf, Virginia. THREE GUINEAS. Quentin Bell's Copy. London: The Hogarth Press, 1938. First Edition, Rare Proof Copy in unprinted brown wrappers. title inked on spine, unidentified floorplan pencilled on rear wrapper, a few dots of foxing. 8vo. 340 pp. This copy belonged to Woolf's nephew, Quentin Bell, and has several pencilled marginal notes in his hand. The longest note, on pp. 71-72, reads in part: "I find these arguments difficult. Did men marry women because they held the "right" views on war. I should have thought that the real m(ale c(hauvinist p(ig) would have disregarded women's views on war, and might even have found feminine pacifism 'touching'. I suppose any woman tends to adopt the views of her family and 'set', thus J(ane) A(usten)'s heroines are quite uninterested in 'the war'. Laid into the volume is Bell's printed card, Inscribed, "With many thanks and best wishes/Quentin Bell". Housed in a custom blue cloth clamshell case. A very good copy of a fragile item. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A23a. Woolmer 440. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        We Are Not Alone [radio play]

      Santa Monica, Ca, [ca. 1938] - The first leaf of the typescript is titled, signed and captioned by him, including his Santa Monica address. Accompanied by a mimeographed typescript, [2],35 leaves (33x20.2 cm), punched and ribbon bound at corner, printing the final text for broadcast on 6 April 1938. The broadcast was produced by Barbara Burnham, who also is credited as co- writer on the final script. The text in Hilton's manuscript is at wide variance from the text of the final broadcast script 4to. A heavily worked over typescript (incorporating elements of several drafts, it would appear) of Hilton's own distillation/adaptation to radio of his 1937 novel. 28 numbered leaves plus lettered inserts, and duplicate leaves bearing revised or earlier texts. 28 numbered leaves plus lettered inserts, and duplicate leaves bearing revised or earlier texts. Last seven leaves torn in from fore-edge, and two rather creased, but without loss of text. Generally good to very good. In grey cloth slipcase, with leather label and chemise [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        An Oxford University Chest

      London - John Miles 1938 - A scarce first edition of An Oxford University Chest by John Betjeman. Comprising a Description of the Present State of the Town and University of Oxford with an Itinerary Arranged Alphabetically in original unclipped dustwrapper. Illustrated in line and half-tone by L. Moholy-Nagy and with black and white photographs. First edition. With newspaper clippings and articles inserted to rear from 1938 onwardsand from the Oxford Magazine in 1987. Sir John Betjeman, CBE (1906 - 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a poet and hack. Lszl Moholy-Nagy (1895 - 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographeras well as professor in the Bauhaus school. Previous owner's ink inscriptions dated 1938 to front free endpaper. Condition: In handsome quarter cloth binding with marbled paper covered boards complete with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition with only minor wear to extremities and the odd slight mark. Dustwrapper has some marginal loss, closed tears with tape reinforcement to reverse and handling marks. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Overall:NEAR FINEin a GOOD ONLY dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        The Long Valley

      New York:: Viking Press,, 1938. . First Printing. A Near Fine copy with the usual age darkening to the front pastedown in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with gentle wear to the extremities, and a short closed edge tear at the head of the spine. A collectible copy of this collection of classic Steinbeck fiction..

      [Bookseller: Gregor Rare Books]
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        THE LONG VALLEY

      NY: Viking, (1938) - First Edition of this collection of the Nobel laureate's noted short fiction. Octavo in oatmeal and rust boards, lovely and fresh, certainly very near fine indeed, in a fresh, near fine pictorial dust jacket with the original $2.50 price and which shows but minor wear and a couple of very shallow chips at spine crown and corners. A very nice copy indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mystery Pier Books, Inc.,ABAA, ILAB, ABA]
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        VOYAGE OF THE CHALLENGER. A Person Narrative of the Historic Circumnavigation of the Globe in the Years 1872-1876.. Foreword by Major Roger Swire, M.C.,R.E. Introduction by G. Herbert Fowler, C.B.E

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1938. 2 volumes. LIMITED EDITION of 300 hand-numbered sets, Printed in Eric Gill&#146;s Perpetua type on Van Gelder paper by Christopher and Anthony Sandford and Owen Rutter. Illustrated with reproductions of paintings and drawings from the author&#146;s manuscript journals including 17 illustrations in full colour and numerous in black white both on plates or throughout the text and a map on the endpapers of volume one. Small Folios, publisher&#146;s original blue cloth covered boards backed in white buckram. The spines are lettered and decorated in gilt in a nautical motif featuring mermaids, fish and nautical instruments. In the publisher&#146;s original slipcase. 192; 169pp. An extremely fine set, internally pristine with no trace of the typical foxing found on this title, the slipcase only with light wear or mellowing. SCARCE AND IMPORTANT ISSUE IN UNUSUALLY FINE CONDITION. Encouraged by the results of many short expeditions, the Royal Society petitioned the British Government for a long term voyage of Oceanographic research. The H.M.S. Challenger, a wooden corvette, was chosen for the job. The ship was placed under the command of Capt. George Nares with a Royal Navy crew, but also on board was a full scientific attachment under the direction of C. Wyville Thomson. The staff included Sir John Murray and many other noted scientist. The Challenger set sail from Portsmouth late December 1872. For nearly a year the work of the ship lay in the Atlantic, which was crossed several times, till October of 1873 when the ship reached Cape Town and crossed into the South Pacific.<br> The Challenger Voyage was without parallel in the history of scientific exploration. Specialists of every branch assisted in the study and compilation of the research materials which included zoological specimens, deep sea soundings, deposit samples, chemical analysis of sea water, meteorological, magnetic, thermal, geological and botanical observations.<br> This publication was produced from the manuscript journals of the Navigating Sub- Lieutenant which were in the possession of his widow. A beautiful production of the Golden Cockerel Press.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Long Valley

      Viking 1938 - First Edition, First printing. A BRIGHT ATTRACTIVE dustjacket that is vibrant in color. This original dustjacket has wear to the spine and edges. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a beautiful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. Trades and offers considered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        WAR AND PEACE

      Glasgow: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Fine in Fine slipcases and quite uncommon as such. Barnett Freedman. Six octavo volumes (5-3/4" x 9") bound in decorated red linen and housed in two slipcases. Numerous full-page color lithographs and black and white drawings in the text, as well as color endpaper and cover designs, by Barnett Freedman. Translated by Louis and Aylmer Maude. Copy #509 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist with his thumbprint in red ink on the colophon.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Yearling

      Scribners 1938 - First Edition, First Printing with Scribner "A" and seal printed on the copyright page. This beautiful first issue dustjacket has the $2.50 price printed on front flap with light wear to the spine ends. This original dustjacket is vibrant in color with no chips or pieces missing. The book is in fantastic shape. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt [ 12 Volumes ]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1938 - Very good copies of 12 of the 13 volumes of The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt as published by Harper & Brothers from 1938 - 1950. The volume dedicated to the papers and addresses of 1938 is missing. The twelve volumes present are (along with notes regarding condition) are as follows: Volume One: 1928-1932, The Genesis of the New Deal (sparse underlining in pencil to less than two dozen pages); Volume Two: 1933, The Year of Crisis (sparse underlining in pencil to less than two dozen pages); Volume Three: 1934, The Advance of Recovery and Reform (text is clean); Volume Four: 1935, The Court Disapproves (sparse underlining in pencil to less than two dozen pages); Volume Five, 1936: The People Approve (sparse underlining in pencil to less than two dozen pages); Volume 1937: The Constitution Prevails; [ As noted, no volume 1938. ] Volume 1939: War - And Neutrality (text clean); Volume 1940: War - And Aid to Democracies (text clean); Volume 1941: The Call to Battle Stations (text clean); Volume 1942: Humanity on the Defensive (text clean); Volume 1943: The Tide Turns (text clean); Volume 1944-45: Victory and the Threshold of Peace (sparse underlining in pencil to less than two dozen pages). Evident wear to the boards of the first five volumes, but all bindings remain firm. [Please note: This is NOT an ex-library copy. Also, due to the size and weight of the set extra shipping charges may be required depending on the destination and speed of delivery requested. International buyers may especially wish to inquire. Quotations gladly provided.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Works on Paper]
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        The Unvanquished

      New York: Random House 1938 - First edition, limited to 250 copies signed by the author. Drawings by Edward Shenton. Original publisher's cloth-backed patterned boards. From the library of Hogarth scholar, Ronald Paulson, bearing his bookplate to the front pastedown. An excellent copy, spine very slightly faded, a few small stains to endpaper, else a fine copy of one of the author's scarcers signed limited editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      New York: Random House, [1938].. Large octavo. Cloth. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. First edition, trade issue. Endsheets darkened at gutters, otherwise fine in dust jacket with a trace of darkening to spine panel and a couple of minor nicks. PETERSEN A18a. MASSEY 365.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The Unvanquished

      Random House New York {1938} - First Edition. Collection of short stories all dealing with the Sartoris family during the American Civil War. Very Good with spine lightly darkened, some shadowing from publisher's binding glue at front hinge, in a Very Good Plus dustjacket, spine darkened, moderate soiling to rear panel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Babylon Revisited Rare Books]
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        Antigone Tragédie mise en français par André Bonnard et illustrée par Hans Erni.

      André Gonin, Lausanne, 1938 - Lausanne, André Gonin 1938. 29x39 cm. 104 S. en feuilles. avec 14 eaux fortes (13 en pleine page) Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous chemise et étui No.5 des 30 ex.imprimé sur papier pure chiffon à la main, au filigrane de la fleur de lin, du Moulin Favier à Lagat, avec une suite sur chine. num.et signée par Erni et Gonin (après la maquette et 10 ex.avec un cuivre barré et avant les 189 ex.et les 30 ex.h.c.). - Etat de neuf. Sprache: Französisch Broché, couverture illustrée rempliée, sous chemise et étui [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        RALESTONE LUCK

      New York / London:: D. Appleton - Century Company,. 1938.. 8vo. 7-13/16" x 5-1/2". 1st edition. INSCRIBED by the Author, on the t.p. xii, [2], 296, [2 (blank)] pp.. Linen cloth binding with green stamped title lettering to spine & front board. Facsimile dust jacket.. Book with slightly darkened spine, with faint line of soiling to. lower half of front board. Light binder&#39;s glue browning to paper. along joints. A VG+ to Nr Fine copy of the author&#39;s rare second. book, accompanied by a Fine facsimile jacket.. Illustrated by James Reid.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        NINE CHAINS TO THE MOON. Inscribed

      J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1938 - First Edition of Buckminster Fuller's first book. Excellent Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown. 'To .with confidence in his ability to demonstrate creative responsibility in his day for other men'. 8vo. 406 pp. A better than very good copy, (dedicatees discreet name lightly stamped on the eps.), in copper-coloured cloth, black titles to the spine and front board in a bright, fresh dustwrapper with light overall general use. All fold-out charts and appendices present. Fuller introduces his concept of the "phantom captain" and many ideas seminal to his remarkable lifelong experiment of 'thinking out loud'. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Poèmes excentriques, illustré par Gus BOFA

      La Tradition, Paris 1938 - 106 pages, 24 X 20 cm Edition originale, avec une préface inédite de Pierre Mac Orlan. Tirage total de 500 ex. se répartissant comme suit : 12 Japon impérial, 50 Hollande, 438 vélin d&#146;Arches. Le nôtre un de ex. sur Japon impérial N° 9. Bien complet de l&#146;état des quatre eaux-fortes (un frontispice et trois illustrations pleine page auxquelles s&#146;ajoute un tirage du frontispice dans l&#146;état définitif qui n&#146;est pas mentionné au justificatif) et du poème autographe de Guierre sur feuillet volant. En feuillets non coupé, sous chemise et étui dont le très fragile papier imitant le bois est en parfait état. Il est joint un exemplaire du même livre sur vélin d&#146;Arches. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ENTRE L'EQUADOR I ELS TROPICS. Poemes.

      Ed. Medusa. Barcelona, 1938 - . 32 cm. 134 pàg., 4 f. Il lustrat per Ramon de Capmany amb 11 aiguaforts en color en l'estat definitiu, capitals i colofons gravats al boix per Enric Tormo. Tirada de 118 exemplars numerats i en paper de fil, d'un total de 155. Enq. de Brugalla en plena pell, nervis, florons, rodes, ferros daurats en el pla anterior, tall superior daurat, cantellss i contracantells, presentada en petaca. Dedicatòria autògrafa. Literatura catalana Bibliofília Libros modernos a partir de 1830 catalàn

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        FLYING COLOURS [signed by Forester]

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd, (1938). First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. pp: 284, (3) publisher&#39;s ads. Bound in red cloth, silver lettering. Dust jacket worn at top of shelf-back. 7.5" x 5 Signed on the title-page, "C.S. Forester." [Mark Wilden Bibliography, 28a.]

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla]
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        EPITAPH FOR A SPY

      London: Hodder and Stoughton 1938 - First edition, first printing. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. Original blue cloth with black titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, the cloth clean with minor rubbing to the extremities. Complete with the very good lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper which has three tiny repairs to the underside (invisible from the printed side). Correctly priced 7/6 net to the spine. Housed in a purpose-made cloth folding case with gilt stamped leather labels to the upper lid and spine. Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the title page. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cause for Alarm.

      London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1938 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to upper board and spine in black, blue endpapers. Contents somewhat toned, spine rolled, cloth rubbed and rather marked. Very good. First edition, first impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Maurice and Helga with love from Eric". The recipients were Ambler's brother and sister-in-law. Very uncommon inscribed.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Silver Princess in Oz

      Reilly and Lee Co., Chicago 1938 - First edition, first state, in a second state dustwrapper. Turquoise cloth (one of several variants, with no established priority). Illustrated by John R. Neill. A little foxing in the gutters, and a small paper remnant adhered to the front board from the inside of the jacket, else a bright and attractive, near fine copy in a nice, near fine dustwrapper (with $1.50 price intact). *Hanff and Greene* pg. 102-3. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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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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        Summer Moonshine

      Herbert Jenkins 1938 - London F/F Colonial grey cloth red lettering.The book is fine ,no foxing ,inscriptions ,stains or other defect.The wrapper has a short closed tear on the front panel with a small area of shadow above the W of wodehouse .A lovely copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dick Neal Fine Books]
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        Scoop

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1938. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, twin rule to turn-ins, plain black endpapers, gilt edges. The occasional minor blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First edition, first impression.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Addyman Books]
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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&#39;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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        EDGAR BERGEN'S CHARLIE MCCARTHY WITH MOVABLE MOUTH (code number 6861)

      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]

      [Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        LA SYLPHIDE OU L&#146;ETOILE CARNIVORE.

      - 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&#146;éditeur. Très bel exemplaire. Rarissime sur ce papier. EDITION ORIGINALE SUR GRAND PAPIER [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE LE GALET]
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