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        UNCLE TOM'S CABIN

      New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Sunning to the spine and very faint rubbing to spine tips. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Uncommon thus. Miguel Covarrubias. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10-1/2") bound in half brown morocco with morocco corners and marbled boards; 348 pages. Introduction by Raymond Weaver. Copy #509 of 1500 illustrated with 16 powerful lithographs drawn on the stone by Miguel Covarrubias and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1938. Limited to 1500 copies, numbered and signed by the illustrator. This is copy 1331. Half leather with marbled paper over boards. Edges of text block marbled. Spine with light fade. Tips very lightly rubbed. Grey paper slipcase with faded edges and a few black scuff marks to one side. Includes the monthly letter and card. . Signed By Illustrator. Hardcover. Very Good+. Illus. by Miguel Covarrubias. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions]
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        Marzilian and Other Poems ( with 2 Page ALS)

      Oceano, CA: Harbison & Harbison, 1938. Limited and Numbered, Signed 1st Edition, #293 of 500 copies, SIGNED in pencil on the Limitation Page, additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front endpage -"To Helen and Karl Klein with Good Wishes from Ella Young 16 July 1945". Laid in is a 2 page letter handwritten in ink by Ella Young - "Box 136, Oceano, Calif. July 1945 Dear Helen & Karl Klein, It is a great delight to read your letter and to have your greetings from that part of America which first welcomed and enchanted me. America is a living country in the sense that Ireland is living: a country where the mountains cry out to each other and the streams and rivers & forests make a vast music. It is for people such as you & Robert & Marie Lawson to interpret such a country, or rather to be initiated by such a country, and invited into its hidden realms and its sacred unseen cities. I count myself lucky to have lived in Ireland and to have known something of America. There is a book of mine "Celtic Wonder Tales" Dutton & Co. which contains fragments of the Celtic Myth of Creation. (The Universe taking form through successive invasions from the God-World). It has too ( much condensed) the famous Destruction of Da Dergas Hostel. Do you know "The Voyage of Bran Son of Febal" translated by Kuno Meyer published by David Nutt in the Strand London 1895. You should be able to get it from any good library. It is a saga that has always fascinated me. My greetings to you and to the Dawsons. I hope that you will write some again asap. Ella Young I am sending you by post a book of mine". The book which she sent by post is Very Good, tape residue to the endpages from the letter having been taped in, page containing the first poem in the book toned from newspaper clipping obituary laid in, boards soiled. A wonderful treasure for the collector of Ella Young !. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. Limited and Numbered, Signed 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Presentation Copy.

      [Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books]
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        Kyrie,

      Paris, GLM, 1938. - In-4°, non paginé. Edition originale numérotée 1/200 exemplaires sur vélin blanc (seul tirage après 10 Japon et 24 Arches). Illustré de 49 lettrines dessinées par Joseph Sima. Exemplaire enrichi d'un envoi autographe signé de l'auteur à Jean Fraysse daté d'avril 1938 en page de faux-titre. en parfaite condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Le Cabinet d'Amateur]
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        MY EARS ARE BENT. By Joseph Mitchell.

      New York: Sheridan House, (1938). (1938) - First edition with an inscribed letter on first end page from author, Joseph Mitchell to O.J. Coffin at School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina. O.J. Coffin has also inscribed the book on the title page. First edition hardcover, 1938, Sheridan House. Green boards with no dust jacket. Boards are in very good condition with wear to corner, crown and foot. Besides inscriptions, pages are clean of any markings. Additional photographs available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lomax Fine Books]
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        MIDNIGHT SAILING

      Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1938]., 1938. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page and with an inked presentation inscription from the author on the front fly leaf, "For Betty [Bryner] the author's favorite Bryner, from her (I hope) favorite author. Larry, Hollywood, Sept. 30, 1938." Published serially as SUNSET VOYAGE. Top and bottom of spine lightly faded, else a very good copy in dust jacket with professional restoration to the spine ends, corners, and extremities.The suicide death of a silk millionaire and the disappearance of his daughter don't mean too much to Glen Larkin, a newspaper reporter being sent to Tokyo to cover the Sino-Japanese conflict. But once he's aboard the small Japanese freighter, Kumo-maru bound for japan he finds himself plunged into adventures far beyond his original assignment. What had begun as a story about a missing heiress rapidly turned into diplomatic intrigue involving murder. An under-appreciated author.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Arms and the Covenant

      London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., , 1938. Compiled by Randolph S. Churchill. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt within triple fillet gilt, double fillet panel in blind to the front board. Frontispiece portrait. Spine faded, some foxing to the edges and endpapers, tips bumped, occasional minor foxing to the contents, front endpaper neatly replaced. An excellent copy. First edition, only printing. 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."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Gin Shop' from SKETCHES By BOZ. Volume 24 of the Nonesuch Edition of Dickens' Works.

      The Nonesuch Press, [1938], London: - The Nonesuch set of Dickens' Works was a unique publishing venture in the annals of Dickensiana with each of the 877 sets accompanied by either a steel plate or wood block which had actually been used to illustrate Dickens' orginal publications. The 877 set limitation was, of course, dictated by the number of plates/blocks available. This Cruikshank steel plate depicts a gathering of folks, including a young lad, at a bar enjoying some drink & comaradery, and was used, first, to illustrate Part IX [September 1, 1838], of the Chapman & Hall parts issue of SKETCHES. As Kitton states in his authorative work DICKENS AND HIS ILLUSTRATORS, "it may justly be said of these vignettes [i. e., those in SKETCHES] that they are among the artist's most successful.". This plate a nice, and unique, example representative of the successful collaborative effort exhibited by these two masters of their respective crafts. Plate - NF (one small imperfection in the top right, well removed from the engraved image). Matte & Care Invite with age toning. Case - Modest wear, with spine lightly sunned. Top portion of case fore-edge sunned to blue. Very Good. Housed in a purple cloth clamshell case with black leather spine label, as issued. Royal 8vo. 10-1/4" x 6-1/2". Plate: 8" x 4-7/8". Plate without "Chapman & Hall" imprint at foot. Cf. Cohn 234. Accompanied by a matted 'pull' of the plate; a signed authenticity guarantee by Arthur Waugh, Deputy Chairman of Chapman & Hall; & an invite to the original subscriber, Mr Philip Merivale, inviting his attendance ot the Picadilly Hotel, June 28th, 1838, when "one of the original wood-blocks or steel plates . will be allocated to each subscriber." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        'The Gin Shop' from SKETCHES By BOZ. Volume 24 of the Nonesuch Edition of Dickens' Works

      London:: The Nonesuch Press,. [1938].. Royal 8vo. 10-1/4" x 6-1/2". Plate: 8" x 4-7/8". Plate without "Chapman & Hall" imprint at foot. Cf. Cohn 234. Accompanied by a matted 'pull' of the plate; a signed authenticity guarantee by Arthur Waugh, Deputy Chairman of Chapman & Hall; & an invite to the original subscriber, Mr Philip Merivale, inviting his attendance ot the Picadilly Hotel, June 28th, 1838, when "one of the original wood-blocks or steel plates ... will be allocated to each subscriber.". Housed in a purple cloth clamshell case with black leather spine label, as issued.. Plate - NF (one small imperfection in the top right, well removed. from the engraved image). Matte & Care Invite with age toning.. Case - Modest wear, with spine lightly sunned. Top portion of case. fore-edge sunned to blue. Very Good.. The Nonesuch set of Dickens' Works was a unique publishing venture in the annals of Dickensiana with each of the 877 sets accompanied by either a steel plate or wood block which had actually been used to illustrate Dickens' orginal publications. The 877 set limitation was, of course, dictated by the number of plates/blocks available. This Cruikshank steel plate depicts a gathering of folks, including a young lad, at a bar enjoying some drink & comaradery, and was used, first, to illustrate Part IX [September 1, 1838], of the Chapman & Hall parts issue of SKETCHES. As Kitton states in his authorative work DICKENS AND HIS ILLUSTRATORS, "it may justly be said of these vignettes [i. e., those in SKETCHES] that they are among the artist's most successful...". This plate a nice, and unique, example representative of the successful collaborative effort exhibited by these two masters of their respective crafts.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        VERVE AN ARTISTIC AND LITERARY QUARTERLY NO. 3

      Paris. October - December 1938.. Folio. Pictorial wrappers (after Pierre Bonnard). Plates, photographs and illustrations. Spine just a shade darkened, else a near fine copy. One of the more sought-after of the early issues, including the "Four Seasons" suite of four original color lithographs by Chagall, Miro, Klee and Rattner, drawings by Matisse, some excellent photographs reproduced in heliogravure, and the color lithographs of the Indian Pantheon. Texts by Bataille, Reverdy, Valery, Claudel, et al, translated by Robert Sage.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        Babar at Home

      London: Methuen & Co.,, 1938. Folio. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities a bit rubbed and boards slightly scuffed, spine ends lightly bumped, minor wear to corners, pale scattering of foxing to top margin of endpapers and title page. Otherwise an excellent copy. First English-language edition, first impression; the original French edition was published earlier the same year. An appealing and bright copy of this modern children's classic.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Misérables [complete in 5 Volumes with slipcase]

      The Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1938: Signed. Limited Edition, #824 of 1,500 copies. Five Volume set in slip case, signed by the illustrator on limitation page at the rear of volume V. The books range from Very Good to Near Find condition, with clean text and sound binding. Slight fading to red topstain near spines, rubbing to stamping on spines and occasional faint wear present. Small area of mottling to cloth on Volume I. The slip case is worn, with splits forming at hinges, and chipping to title label. Signed by Lynd Ward.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Rebecca

      London: Victor Gollancz,, 1938. Octavo (200 x 127 mm). Bound in recent full green morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Mild toning to pages, occasional spotting, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. A nicely bound copy of the this beloved gothic romance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        American Photographs

      New York, New York.: Museum of Modern Art , 1938 First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 87 reproductions of Evan's now classic Depression-era black and white photographs. Black cloth cover boards are clean with wear at corners and at head and tail of spine panel. Spine label is darkened with slight chip that does not impinge on the title. Spine cloth is split for two inches along joint with front board. Binding is solid. Text block is square. Interior is clean and unmarked. With an essay by Lincoln Kirstein. Errata slip tipped in. This book is the catalog of a ground-breaking exhibition at MOMA, the first to be devoted to the work of single photographer. Considered one of the foremost American photography books.

      [Bookseller: Boomerang Booksellers]
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        Building up Manchuria . Illustrated

      Herald of Asia, n.d. [1938], Tokyo - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        SALOME

      London: Limited Editions Club, 1938. Hardcover. Some typical wrinkling to the covers of the wrappers volume, but with none of the internal foxing often found in this volume, only some mild offsetting to the text from the plates. Mild sunning to the spine of the hardcover volume. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Andre Derain and Aubrey Beardsley. Two quarto volumes (8" x 11"), copy #509 of 1500 numbered copies. The first volume in black wrappers is the French original illustrated by Andre Derain with gouache drawings on black paper reproduced through the pochoir process and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. The other volume, in gilt-decorated cloth, is the English translation by Lord Alfred Douglas with illustrations from the first edition by Aubrey Beardsley including four omitted from the original.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Sand and Sea in Arabia

      London: Routledge & Sons, Ltd,, 1938. With 123 illustrations. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With 123 black and white photographic illustrations in the text. Spine lightly toned, boards very faintly soiled, endpapers a little foxed. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Trude & Adolf, N. Lewis, 1940". Sand and Sea is Lewis's second book, a photo-essay which originated from a partly failed spying mission when Lewis was asked by the British Foreign Office to photograph Yemen. Although Lewis and his two travelling companions were denied entry to the country at the port of Hodeida they somehow managed to visit the region, taking in the cities of Lahej and Aden, and travelling along the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden coastlines aboard a sambuk and cargo steamer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Code of the Woosters

      Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1938 - Very good in a very good dust jacket. First US edition. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Previous owner's name written on front free end papr. The board edges are slightly soiled. paste-downs and free endpages show some darkening. Dust jacket is price-clipped. Chipping at the corners and spine ends. Moderate soiling. Dj spine sun-faded. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        CALF BRANDING PHOTOGRAPH, 24" X 34" MATTED & FRAMED

      Photographer unknown, n.d. [ca 1938]., 1938. Large black & white image is approximately 14" x 18," matted size is 18" x 24," and the framed and matted size is 24" x 34." The picture is of sixteen cowboys, two on horse-back, that are doing various chores of cutting and branding calves. The mountains in the background make one think this photograph was taken in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, or Montana. The frame is unique with all sides featuring famous cattle brands. Fine and interesting photograph, matted and framed and ready for presentation.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Scoop

      Chapman & Hall, 1938. 1st edition. Hardcover. Original patterned cloth, slight paling to the spine, an occasional fox-spot on the pages, slightly more spotting on the last few leaves. In the first-issue dustjacket, with the very rare Daily Beast masthead artwork and original price of 7s 6d - the masthead was changed after Lord Beaverbrook threatened to sue because of the alleged similarity with the Daily Express. Neat restoration to edges, with more extensive work to head of spine, some surface rubbing and creasing, spine very slightly sunned. In effect a very good, scarce example of Waugh's splendid Fleet Street satire.

      [Bookseller: Shellhouse Books]
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        Wait Until Spring, Bandini

      Stackpole Sons, New York 1938 - (1938). 8vo. 1st edition of author's first published novel. Spine leaning slightly. Minor toning to edges of boards, with bumping to spine ends and slight fraying to cloth at extremities. Pervious owner name inked to front endpaper, dated 1938. Heavy chipping to toned dust jacket, with several small open tears. Rear flap re-attached with tape. Several additional tape repairs to d.j. verso. VG/Fair. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme

      Paris: Gallerie Beaux-Arts,, 1938. Octavo. Original light green card wrappers printed in black and red and with an illustration from a design by Yves Tanguy. With the original glassine jacket. Copiously illustrated in black and white. Edges of wrappers a little faded, a couple of hinges starting. An bright copy in excellent condition in a very lightly edge-chipped glassine jacket with foxing to top edge of front panel and three tiny rust marks to rear panel. First edition, first impression. Breton's dictionary of surrealism (from A for "absurde" to Z for "Zuecca") was produced to coincide with the watershed exhibition organized by Breton and Éluard, the "Exposition internationale du surréalisme", held at the Galerie Beaux-Arts in Paris in early 1938, the 8 pp. catalogue of which is loosely inserted.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Evolution of Physics: The growth of ideas from early concepts to relativity and quanta

      Simon and Schuster, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1938: First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover, lacking the original dust jacket. In Near Fine condition. Clean text. Sound binding. End papers show offsetting at gutters. Cloth shows light wear and rubbing at extremities and on spine. Foxing and light soiling to edge of page block. Gilt stamping is lightly rubbed on the spine, but very sharp on the front board. A lovely copy. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Flying Colours

      London: Michael Joseph Ltd., 1938., 1938. First Edition. 8vo.; pp.284, (iii). Publisher's red cloth with bright silver titles to spine, top edge dusty, near fine; in bright pictorial dust jacket, corners worn, frayed to spine tips with small loss to head, a couple of minor close tears to back panel and to spine. A lovely copy of this early Hornblower title, uncommon in dustwrapper.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Mei Li

      Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc. 1938 - Near fine in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page. Caldecott Medal book. Wonderful black and white illustrations throughout. Dust jacket has original price of $2.00 printed on the front flap. Moderate chipping at the corners and spine ends. A small piece missing on top of front panel and also bottom of back panel, and apiece missing at top of rear panel too. A couple of closed tears. Some wear along edges, corners and spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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        Royal Escape

      London: William Heinemann Ltd,, 1938. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board imprinted with author's initials. With the dust jacket. Spine ends faded and a tad bumped, in dust jacket that has chips at head and tail of spine, nicked edges, chipped corners and a punched hole on the front flap to remove the price. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper reads: "Flora J. Goodyear. From John. Xmas. 1938." A very good copy. First edition, first impression. Heyer's fifth historical novel, set in 1651, about Charles II's escape from Worcester to Trent and thence to France.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Colette. Ou les amusements de bon ton. Roman.

      A Saint-Cloud, au Temple de Cythere, o.J. [d.i. Paris, Duflou, um 1938]. 8°. 152 S. und 12 Tafeln mit farbigen Illustrationen. Orig.-Broschur mit Fronttitel.. Eins von 300 numerierten Exemplaren auf velin pur fil du Marais. Das Werk ist ausgestattet mit 12 gekonnten pornographischen, teils drastischen Illustrationen, darunter auch mehrere orgiastische Gruppenszenen. Der nicht genannte Künstler ist Paul-Emile Becat. Wegen seiner doch sehr eindeutigen Darstellungen wurde das Werk verboten. Einband etwas berieben und leicht angestaubt. Innen vereinzelt leicht fingerfleckig, einige wenige Seiten mit kleinen Braunflecken. Pia 222f. Dutel 1253 und 1252 (für den Einband).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        The Origin of Life [1st English Edition]

      The Macmillan Company. Hardcover. B0056KR2DC ~Good. Good DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards/DJ; satisfaction guaranteed. Faded brown cloth over boards, outline of title text faded onto front cover, light bumping and rubbing to corners and edges, DJ under mylar is in good condition, with moderate wear along edges and corners and several small to medium size tears. Stated first printing on copyright page, extremely scarce in this 1938 Macmillan edition. Alexander Ivanovich Oparin (Russian: ?????????? ????????? ???????; in English, Aleksandr Ivanovich Oparin[1]) (March 2 [O.S. February 18] 1894, Uglich, Russia ? April 21, 1980, Moscow) was a Soviet biochemist notable for his contributions to the theory of the origin of life, and for his authorship of the book The Origin of Life. He also studied the biochemistry of material processing by plants, and enzyme reactions in plant cells. He showed that many food-production processes are based on biocatalysis and developed the foundations for industrial biochemistry in the USSR. . Good. 1938.

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        L'AERONAUTICA ITALIANA NELL IMAGINE, 1487-1875. Bibliografia du Giuseppe Boffito con Aggiunte di Paolo Arrigoni;

      Milano 1938, Ohldr. und Lederecken, mehrfarbiger Deckeneinband mit Ballon, Goldschnitt, 88 S. Text und 100 S. 100 S. Bibliographie, 174 Tafeln mit Reproduktionen, Folio; Auflage 500 Ex. davon waren nur 100 im Handel. Ecken geringfügig bestossen. .

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        War and Peace

      The Limited Editions Club, Glasgow 1938 - 2 slipcases of 3 volumes each for a total of 6 volumes in this set. Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Introduction by Aylmer Maude. Illustrated with lithographs and drawings by Barnett Freedman. Glasgow: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press. Volume 3 with a very small brown stain to top edge of text block, very good and clean otherwise. All volumes clean and tight. Slipcases a little faded, with a few small bumps but very clean and quite well preserved. This edition limited to 1500 copies, numbered and signed by the artist. Also includes the artists thumb print over signature. This is copy no. 1331. Includes the LEC Monthly Newsletter and the cards issued with the books, 1 card per set of three books, X August, 1938 & XII October, 1938. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH

      Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938., 1938. First U.S. edition. Fine, bright, square copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and corners. Hercule Poirot visits the Holy Land, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem to solve a most baffling murder. An exceptional copy of an elusive title.

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        Ãœber den Nachweis und das Verhalten her bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittels Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" & "Nachweis weiterer aktiver Bruchstücke bei der Uranspaltung" & "Ãœber die Bruchstüke beim Zerplatzen des Urans" & "Zur Frage nach der Existenz der Trans-Urane" & "Weitere Spaltprodukte aus der Bestrahlung des Urans mit Neutronen" in Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 27, 1939

      FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING OF THE SEMINAL PAPERS THAT TOGETHER CONSTITUTE THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF NUCLEAR FISSION. In the first of these 5 papers, Hahn and Strassmann complete experiments in which they had observed barium isotopes as the result of bombardment of uranium with neutrons. On the evidence of these experiments, the two then concluded in "Ueber den Nachweis" that the uranium nucleus had "˜burst' into atomic nuclei of medium weight. This was the discovery of nuclear fission. Their radiochemical results showed irrefutable proof that uranium had been split into fragments consisting of lighter elements. While Hahn and Strassmann discovered fission reaction, they didn't fully understand what they had discovered. In the coming years, Lise Meitner would provide an explanation of what Hahn and Strassmann had seen. In December 1938, when Hahn and Strassmann looked for transuranium elements in a uranium sample that had been bombarded with neutrons, they found traces of barium. The barium was detected by the use of an organic barium salt constructed by Wilhelm Traube, a Jewish chemist who was later arrested and murdered despite Hahn's efforts to save him. On the evidence of the decisive experiment on 17 December 1938 (the celebrated "radium-barium-mesothorium-fractionation"), Otto Hahn concluded that the uranium nucleus had "burst" into atomic nuclei of medium weight. This was the discovery of nuclear fission. On 22 December 1938, Hahn and Fritz Strassmann sent a manuscript to Naturwissenschaften ("Uber den Nachweis und das Verhalten der bei der Bestrahlung des Urans mittles Neutronen entstehenden Erdalkalimetalle" offered here) reporting their radiochemical results, which were the irrefutable proof that the uranium had been split into fragments consisting of lighter elements. Of this discovery, Meitner later wrote: "The discovery of nuclear fission by Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann opened up a new era in human history. It seems to me that what makes the science behind this discovery so remarkable is that it was achieved by purely chemical means" (Wikipedia). CONDITION & DETAILS: Berlin: Springer. Die Naturwissenschaften, Volume 27, 1939. Quarto (10.75 x 7.75 inches; 269 x 194mm). 862pp. Full volume bound in black cloth over marbled paper. Very slight scuffing to the marbled paper and bumping of the edge tips. Gilt lettered at the spine. Clean and bright inside and out. Very good condition.

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        Tell My Horse

      Lippincott and Company, 1938. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1938. First Edition / First Printing. Dated 1938 with no additional printings. Jacket priced at $3.00. Red and blue cloth boards. Illustrated with photos. Rare. Book Condition: Fine, clean boards & pages, tight spine, soft shelf wear. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+, shelf wear, light chipping. Spots at the rear panel. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover.

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        Wait Until Spring, Bandini

      Stackpole, 1938-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION. New York: Stackpole Sons, 1938. 266 pp. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine. First edition, first printing. (No additional printings indicated on copyright page.) Good+ condition hardcover. No jacket. Clean pages. Spine faded and lettering rubbed. Former owner's name on paste down. Cloth a bit soiled. Bumped corners. A solid copy.A true first of John Fante's first published novel, the first of the Bandini Quartet. Rare. Basis of a 1989 film directed by Dominique Deruderre.

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        The Bridge in the Jungle

      Alfred A Knopf, New York 1938 - Description: 285 pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") issued in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. First American edition. Like American authors Thomas Pynchon and J. D. Salinger, the reclusive Traven delighted in his personal anonymity and refused to grant interviews. Little is known about him; it is not even clear whether he was a native German or merely wrote in the language. It is clear from the descriptions in his novels that he lived and travelled extensively in Europe, the United States and Mexico. On the basis of their writing styles, it has been suggested that Traven was a pseudonym for the German anarchist Ret Marut, who published an underground magazine in the last years of the Weimar Republic. Another identity for Traven may have been "Traven's agent", the seemingly English Hal Croves who worked with director John Huston while he was shooting The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In interviews about the movie, Humphrey Bogart's wife, Lauren Bacall, reported Huston had told her during filming that Croves was Traven, but Huston's wife at the time, Evelyn Keyes, later said Huston was skeptical of Croves. A dispute over a reduction in Croves' wages for his work on the film may have clouded the issue. Traven's widow, Rosa Elena Lujàn, supported speculations about both pseudonyms in an interview published in 1990 in The New York Times. The Times reporter notes that the irrelevance of formal identity is a central theme of The Death Ship. Traven's widow said that Traven had something like ten identities and "loved to tangle things up." The story notes that the identity of "Ret Marut" can be traced back to 1907, and that neither Traven's widow nor anyone else really knows who he was before that. Most evidence points to Traven as German, but wild conjectures have been made as to his parentage. Some have suggested he might be the illegitimate son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, or Otto Feige, son of a German pottery worker from Schwiebus, Prussia. [1] The Encyclopædia Britannica states that he may have been born Berick Traven Torsvan in Chicago and that he grew up in Germany before settling in Mexico. The Penguin Encyclopedia, on the other hand, holds that he was born Albert Otto Max Frege in either Chicago or Poland. A biographical graphic novel on the life of Arthur Cravan has been published by Dark Horse Comics. Written by the publisher, Mike Richardson, and illustrated by Rick Geary, "Cravan" puts forth the idea that Cravan and Traven might be one and the same. Arthur Cravan was a Dadaist, a pugilist, and an all around larger-than-life personality who disappeared somewhere in Mexico around 1920. Cravan, like Traven, employed dozens of pseudonyms out of necessity or preference. Condition: Some foxing at hinges. Jacket edge tears professionally repaired by Octavaye Studios, else a better than very good copy in a near fine jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der vergleichenden Anatomie der Wirbeltiere. Band 5. Mit 969 Abbildungen.

      Berlin, Urban und Schwarzberg, 1938.. 1106 S. Hardcover. Buch aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand mit Stempel und Signatur. GUTER Zustand innen, ein paar äußerliche Gebrauchsspuren. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Seiten leicht vergilbt, Buchrücken leicht beschädigt (teilweise Materialverlust). Hardcover.

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        THE SPANISH EARTH

      The J.B. Savage Company, Cleveland 1938 - Front cover and spine lettered in black. Vignette of fist and three airplanes in orange on front cover. Second issue plain tan endpapers. Illustrations by Frederick K. Russell. Disclaimer on rear pastedown. This is copy #675/1000 numbered copies. Contains a transcript of the author's narration for the sound track in film by the same name. Hemingway did not approve of the initial endpapers which were changed after 50-100 copies were printed. He also disapproved of credit given him rather than to the film's director and photographer. Hanneman A15a. 60pp. Thin Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Architectural Details 1938

      New York and Tokyo: Architectural Forum & Seisho-Kwan 4, 1938. Second edition. Cloth. Very Good +. Stated second printing of this book of interior and exterior residential architectural drawings and photographs. 4to. 116 pp. Brief text in English. A well preserved copy, spiral bound with burlap covers.

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        Willy Habl. ( Privatdruck )

      Hamburg, Hartungsche Hof- u. Universitäts-Buchdruckerei, 1938.. (. Aus dem Impressum: " Vierter Privatdruck. Dieses Buch wurde im August 1938 bei Paul Hartung K.G. in Hamburg gedruckt und dem Künstler an seinem 50. Geburtstag überreicht. Die Lichtdrucke wurden von Knackstedt & Co in Hamburg hergestellt. Von 50 Exemplaren ist dieses Nummer 47, Hamburg, August 1938, Dr. Gerhard Kreyenberg "- handschriftlich nummeriert - ) Mit 62 Seiten, 5 n.n. Blättern ( hierauf die Lichtdrucke ). Mit 12 signierten und teils nummerierten Originalradierungen Willy Habls ( teils montiert ) im Text sowie weiteren Illustrationen und Lichtdrucken des Künstlers, OPappband, 4° ( 32 x 26 cm ). Mit einer handschriftlichen Widmungs Habls auf dem Vorsatz. Einband fleckig und etwas lichtrandig, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, unteres Kapital des Einbandrückens beschädigt. Innen Vorsatz mit handschriftlicher Notiz, wenige Notizen von alter Hand im Text. Einige Seiten etwas angeknickt, sonst von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 750 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

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